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  • Camping in the end zone: How Seattle's homeless crisis is spilling onto playfields

    10/03/2016 3:31:56 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    KIRO7 ^ | 9-30-16 | Gary Horcher
    Coaches say if a proposed Seattle homeless ordinance passes, it would make their current problem far worse. "We would be at risk of losing all of this," said Whitney. "If there were wide open rules, I could show up and there could be thirty tents out here. What do you do with twenty-eight little eight and nine-year-old kids who just want to play sports?" According to the proposal, only encampments that pose "an imminent and likely public health or safety harm" could be considered a hazard and cleared within 48 hours. Even in those cases, campers in city parks would...
  • DNC chair won't speak at Dem convention following Wikileaks fallout

    07/23/2016 9:02:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 136 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer, Eugene Scott and Jeff Zeleny
    The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party's convention next week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee's impartiality during the Democratic primary. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not have a major speaking role in an effort "to keep the peace" in the party, a Democrat familiar with the decision said. The revelation comes following the release of nearly 20,000 emails. One email appears to show DNC staffers asking how they...
  • Trump probably can't win Ohio, says state's governor, John Kasich

    07/22/2016 4:42:55 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 249 replies ^ | 7/22/2016 | Andrew Seidman
    A "divider" like GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will have a hard time winning Ohio, an important battleground that could help decide the election in November, said Buckeye State Gov. John Kasich, a former Republican presidential candidate. "Ohio's a snapshot of the country. People in Ohio want to see a positive agenda, a positive way to move forward," Kasich said Friday in an interview at the Union League of Philadelphia. He attended a fund-raiser for Brian Fitzpatrick, a Bucks County Republican running for an open congressional seat. Kasich's remarks came a day after Trump accepted the Republican Party's nomination at...
  • #DarkSpeechesMatter

    07/22/2016 12:33:53 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 198 replies
    Original Material | Jul 22, 2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    #DarkSpeechesMatter It should come as no surprise that the news media is a colluding source of pure propaganda in modern America. To reinforce the idea, please examine the following headlines and see if you can spot the similarity: New York Times: His Tone Dark, Donald Trump Takes G.O.P. Mantle -- By PATRICK HEALY and JONATHAN MARTIN -- JULY 21, 2016 Boston Globe: The dark, frightening America of Donald Trump> -- By Michael A. Cohen -- JULY 22, 2016 Chicago Tribune: Fact-checking Donald Trump's convention speech: A dark vision based on specious stats -- By Glenn Kessler, Michelle Ye Hee Lee...
  • Frustrated Fact-Checker: Trump’s Crime Stats ‘Mostly Accurate

    07/22/2016 4:57:50 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/22/2016 | Joel E Pollack
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Seema Mehta, a Los Angeles Times correspondent covering fact-checkers during Donald Trump’s speech to the Republican National Convention Thursday evening, had to report his crime statistics as “mostly accurate.” Her complete headline at the Times blog was: “Donald Trump’s crime stats are mostly accurate but his conclusions are a stretch.” In other words, because his facts cannot be corrected and then mocked, his policies must be ridiculed instead.
  • WaPo: Why Republicans should vote for Hillary Clinton

    07/22/2016 5:47:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Stubbs
    We can't have President Trump, and she could do more to advance conservative ideas than he would. With the theatrics and tumult of the Republican National Convention behind us, many Republicans remain steadfast in their opposition to Donald Trump to be president of the United States. The reason is simple: Their conscience says he does not reflect their principles, nor those of our Republican Party. Trump’s isolationist approach, bombastic rhetoric and ignorance of issues are not things we can be proud to support. The president is the commander in chief, a role model for our children and America’s top ambassador...
  • [Vanity] Every left wing outlet called out Melania College Experience simultaneously

    07/20/2016 12:23:52 AM PDT · by Vendome · 82 replies
    vanity | 7/20/2016 | Vendome
    Fascinating so many news and entertainment outlets had the same claims at nearly to the minute of Melania. They even coincided on reports of Don Jr, yet the author admits he helped write the speech.
  • The Latest: Man who smashed Yale window returning to work

    07/19/2016 8:17:09 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 30 replies
    tulsaworld ^ | 19 july 2016
    Corey Menafee says he destroyed the window inside Calhoun College in New Haven, Connecticut, last month because he found it offensive. The name of the residential college has sparked protests because it honors former Vice President John C. Calhoun, an 1804 Yale graduate and an ardent defender of slavery. Menafee apologized for breaking the window. Yale said it was willing to let him return to work next week.
  • Scotland Seeks Independence Again After U.K. 'Brexit' Vote

    06/24/2016 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 88 replies ^ | June 24, 2016
    Scotland's government began moves Friday to hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. after the "Brexit" vote, saying it faced being taken out of the European Union against its will. Scots voted by 62 percent to 38 percent to remain in the EU, according to Friday's results, in contrast to the overall U.K.-wide result of 52 percent to 48 percent in favor of quitting the bloc. A majority of voters in Northern Ireland also voted to remain in the EU, suggesting the U.K. faces internal constitutional upheaval as well as a contentious divorce from Brussels.
  • Liberal Group Posted THIS Meme, But BACKFIRES Big Time

    11/01/2015 9:20:19 AM PST · by · 30 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | Jason W. Stevens
    The Coffee Party, a liberal Facebook group with nearly a million fans, posted this meme of Thomas Paine, one of America’s founding fathers. While I’m glad to see anyone studying the Founding, it looks like the message was lost on a majority of their left-leaning audience. Below are 11 of the best comments from their readers, with my responses: 1. “That is exactly like trying to reason with a republikkklan” -Ed. You know the KKK was founded by Democrats, right? 2. “Thomas Paine must have anticipated the Tea Party!” -Ed. Yes, he did – the original Tea Party that you’ve...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and Rand Paul Join Forces for Pot

    03/09/2015 6:11:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jaime Fuller
    Senators Kristen Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and Rand Paul announced that they plan to unveil legislation that would lift the federal ban on medical marijuana on Tuesday. The bill, which adheres to the unfortunate and by no means necessary rule that all attention-grabbing legislation must feature a tortured acronym, is called the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, and would “allow patients, doctors and businesses in states that have already passed medical marijuana laws to participate in those programs without fear of federal prosecution," according to a statement released by the co-sponsors. Medical marijuana is legal in 23...
  • Topless Texas protesters troll gun activists

    07/31/2014 2:37:49 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 77 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 07/30/2014 | Joshua Fechter
    AUSTIN — Topless women trolled open carry activists in an Austin protest, vowing to keep their shirts off as long as gun rights supporters touted firearms.Come and Take It Texas posted a video Sunday of two women baring their breasts in an attempt to counter the gun group's demonstration on Saturday, calling them "skanky topless libtards." The women carried signs that read, "You realize that everyone thinks you're overcompensating for your teeny tiny 'gun' right?" and "Boobs for peace."According to Raw Story, open carry advocate Tom Jefferson said the women harassed gun advocates: "They followed us into a small coffee...
  • Is There a Brain Region Associated with a Belief in Social Justice?

    06/17/2014 7:31:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 17, 2014 | Anale Newiitz
    Is There a Brain Region Associated with a Belief in Social Justice? Some people believe that we could live in a just world where everybody gets what they deserve. Others believe that's impossible. Now, neuroscientists say they have evidence that the "just world hypothesis" is a cognitive bias that's connected with a specific part of the brain. This does not mean there is a "social justice center" in your brain. What neurologist Michael Schaefer and colleagues discovered is that there is a slightly different pattern of electrical impulses shooting through the brains of people who believe in a just world....
  • Cenk Uygur Flips Off GOP, Fox over Benghazi (video)

    05/04/2014 8:52:32 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 23 replies
    The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur is getting sick and tired of Fox News and the Republican Party focusing so much on Benghazi, launching into an incredibly profane tirade last night telling them to maybe focus on bigger Obama administration problems and shouting,,,
  • Yale’s Agony Over Social Justice

    04/20/2014 3:28:10 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 14 replies
    First Things ^ | April 17, 2014 | Matthew Gerken
    Yale’s Agony Over Social Justice The unsettling pro-life witness by Matthew Gerken 4 . 17 . 14 Last night Yale’s campus pro-life group—after a year in which they participated in meetings and even helped raise money for the organization—became the first group in living memory to be denied membership in the Social Justice Network of Dwight Hall. Billing itself as an “independent” and “non-sectarian” center for public service and social justice, Dwight Hall at Yale is a group that seeks “to foster civic-minded student leaders and to promote service and activism in New Haven and around the world.” Though legally...
  • After John Ashcroft Visit, UMass Must Remember That Free Speech Works Both Ways

    04/20/2014 1:09:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    MassLive ^ | April 18, 2014 | Ron Chimelis
    Just when you think you know a state ... Hours after an outpouring of support for gay basketball player Derrick Gordon had sent a message that tolerance reigns in Massachusetts, John Ashcroft came to Amherst on Wednesday. The former attorney general of President George W. Bush spent his University of Massachusetts visit fending off hecklers who called him a hyprocrite and a war criminal among other things. I am not here to defend Ashcroft. I am here to dispute hypocrisy, a label that becomes attached to university communities such as UMass when freedom of speech and opinion is treated as...
  • Mozilla CEO forced out over opposition to gay marriage

    04/04/2014 7:47:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/4/2014 | Douglas Lang
    The newly elected CEO and co-founder of Mozilla - the maker of the Firefox web browser - was forced into resignation today after activists pressured the company over his donation to a political campaign that opposed same-sex marriage. Brendan Eich was forced into resigning from the company he co-founded just one month into his new role as CEO. In 2008 Eich donated $1000 to the campaign for California Proposition 8 and was widely chastised by the left press and social media. After his recent appointment as CEO his vilification was reawakened and he came under pressure from employees, press, social...
  • Flight 370 ‘flew directly to heaven’: Dupes fall for Daily Currant’s Sarah Palin satire

    03/24/2014 5:50:54 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies ^ | 3-24-14 | Twitchy staff
    Sarah Palin believes flight 370 flew directly to heaven... how is she a senator? — DIMV (@Freshselective) March 21, 2014 The Daily Currant strikes again. The website, which calls itself “The Global Satirical Newspaper of Record,” last week claimed that Sarah Palin told Sean Hannity she believes Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 “accidentally flew too high and got stuck in heaven.” The story was cross posted to other non-satire sites and managed to fool quite a few.
  • Voter’s Remorse Over Obama

    02/26/2014 6:30:49 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/25/2014 | Alan Caruba
    I don’t recall when I first wrote about Obama telling lies, but it surely must have been early in his first term, if not even earlier in the 2008 campaign. So much of the information about his life was subject to question that it raised my concern. The way ObamaCare was reamed through a Congress that hadn’t even read the bill put me on full alert. No Republican voted for it.
  • CUNY Students Confront "War Criminal" David Petraeus.

    09/26/2013 5:33:44 AM PDT · by Antioch · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 9, 2013 | Briantelevision1
    Behold the braying mob of libtard students. A thoroughly disgusting display of the worthless generation.
  • YouTube: VIDEO: Sarah Silverman Helps The ‘Black NRA’ Give Guns To African-Americans

    09/09/2013 9:54:48 PM PDT · by correctthought · 15 replies
    Youtube channel ^ | 9/9/13 | EpicFailsZone
    No thread, just idiocy masquerading as poignant commentary. Warning, this is revolting considering the history of the NRA and how Charleton Heston lined up Hollywood to support the 60's civil rights movement. A gag alert is in order.
  • Nick Nolte To Play Hillary Clinton In New Movie

    07/30/2013 8:27:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies ^ | 7/30/2013
    Dixon Diaz, head writer at the popular Facebook page LIBTARDS, breaks the news that actor Nick Nolte has been tapped to play Hillary Clinton in the upcoming CNN-NBC feature length movie about the presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. Nolte’s “remarkable resemblance” to the former First Lady was cited by insiders as the reason.
  • ‘Come and Take It, Motherf--kers!’ PA Police Chief Curses Liberals, Sprays Auto Fire in Viral Video

    07/24/2013 7:58:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    NYDN ^ | Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | Philip Caulfield
    SEE IT: ‘Come and take it, motherf--kers!’ Police chief curses liberals, sprays automatic weapons in foul-mouthed viral videos In a series of provocative videos, Gilberton, Pa., top cop Mark Kessler curses Secretary of State John Kerry and rants about 'libtards' and 'cry babies' before spraying automatic weapons into the distance. City officials say he won't be disciplined because he's not breaking the law. A Pennsylvania police chief is getting heat for appearing in a series of foul-mouthed YouTube videos ranting about liberals, cursing Secretary of State John Kerry and firing automatic weapons. Despite the backlash, Gilberton Mayor Mary Lou Hannon...
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water; Simon&Garfunkle, a 43 y/o recording, STILL gently powerful

    07/17/2013 7:20:08 PM PDT · by lee martell · 81 replies
    July, 17, 2013 | lee martell
    That song came into my head today for no good reason. I was much younger back when it was released in 1970. The recording still resonates today. I say recording, and not just the song, which was beautifully written. In fact, Paul Simon (formerly married to Carrie Fisher) said that there are times when he considers this one the best song he ever wrote. The song starts in a subtle way, like little waves lapping on the shore. There is gospel styling of the lead piano, a promenade becomes a dirge. Then the soaring tenor of Art Garfunkle. Simon asked...
  • Liberals and Facebook

    05/14/2013 4:16:04 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 45 replies
    5/14/13 | GQuagmire
    I've noticed that my liberal "friends" are awfully quiet these days on Facebook. No pictures of Obama, no more Sandy Hook gun control links, etc. It was excruciating to look at after the reelection of Obama. Anyone else seeing the same or you seeing any defending of this trainwreck of an administration?
  • Offended Muslim Syndrome & Self-Help Support Groups

    04/16/2013 9:03:08 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 5 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 12/4/2007, 10:03 pm | Red Square
    Following the misery inflicted on Islam by a toy bear that ended up with calls for the execution of an English woman for blasphemy, more Muslims are stepping forward with stories of long-suppressed emotional trauma imposed on them by so-called reality. This has led to the creation of support groups and social networks that help followers of the Prophet Mohammed cope with the agony of learning about life outside of their immediate environment, offering assistance with technical resources, practical guidance, and strategies for early intervention and punishment of those who offend Islam.
  • Rival campaigns’ plan of attack for Anthony Weiner: Hit him where it hurts

    04/13/2013 1:57:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2013 | JOSH MARGOLIN and DAVID SEIFMAN
    Rival campaigns’ plan of attack for Anthony Weiner: Hit him where it hurts The city’s mayoral hopefuls are sharpening their knives — and Anthony Weiner better be ready to answer the hard questions about his sexting scandal. Sources in the camps of several campaigns said they have been in dirt-digging overdrive ever since the shamed former congressman hinted he was eyeing a mayoral run that would pit him against an already crowded field, including Christine Quinn, Joe Lhota, Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson. Potential rivals are aggressively compiling dossiers and detailed lists of questions about the Democrat’s three-year foray...
  • Facebook Paid No Income Taxes in 2012: Report

    02/15/2013 3:31:57 PM PST · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/15/2013 | Cadie Thompson
    <p>Facebook didn't pay any federal or state income taxes last year and will receive a hefty tax refund, according to a recent report.</p> <p>How did the social network manage to swing such a nice tax break?</p>
  • Anti-Gun Zealot Michael Moore Endorses Shoot-Em-Up Film, ‘Django Unchained’

    01/07/2013 2:59:35 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 6, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    (Via Twitter) Anti-gun zealot Michael Moore endorses shoot-em-up film, ‘Django Unchained’ • This weekend, go see "Django". I still can't get this movie outta my head- & I don't want to! Ignore all nonsense u've heard bout "violence" - Michael Moore • "Django Unchained" is one of the best film satires ever. A rare American movie on slavery and the origins of our sick racist history. Wow. - Michael Moore
  • California official replaced after killing cougar

    08/08/2012 11:38:42 AM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies
    VENTURA, Calif. -- The California Fish and Game Commission has removed its president after he was criticized for killing a mountain lion in Idaho. Commission members voted Wednesday to replace Dan Richards. Richards, who was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008, has said he plans to remain on the five-member commission until his term expires in six months.
  • Female G20 protestors sue Toronto police for $1.4 MIL - they were 'profiled for having hairy legs'

    08/02/2012 7:39:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 August 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Female G20 protestors sue Toronto police for $1.4MILLION after they were 'profiled for having hairy legs' A group of women is suing the Toronto police, saying they were profiled and arrested for having hairy legs during the G20 summit in 2010. The women are part of a $1.4 million lawsuit filed by seven friends, men and women, who were locked up during the protests against the gathering of world leaders. The lawyer for the friends, who had traveled to Toronto from their hometown to take part in the demonstrations, said police use of 'hairy legs' as a cause for detention...
  • Bill Press and Guest Joke About Ann Romney Strapping Her Olympic Horse to Airplane Roof

    08/01/2012 3:35:08 AM PDT · by submarinerswife · 16 replies
    The Bill Press radio show returned to mocking Ann Romney and her dressage horse on Friday. Dave Zirin, a sports writer for The Nation began with "Dressage, a word so many of us didn't even know before a few months ago." Bill Press replied, "And Thursday here poor Ann Romney is there with Rafalca...Doesn't get to dance until Thursday and Mitt Romney is not even going to be there."
  • "The More Context You Get, The Worse It Sounds" (Great ad using his words against him)

    07/25/2012 9:43:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    "The More Context You Get, The Worse It Sounds"
  • Latest Word on the Trail? I Take It Back (Did anyone catch this last week..I think it's huge)

    07/24/2012 9:48:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/15/2012 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    The quotations come back redacted, stripped of colorful metaphors, colloquial language and anything even mildly provocative. They are sent by e-mail from the Obama headquarters in Chicago to reporters who have interviewed campaign officials under one major condition: the press office has veto power over what statements can be quoted and attributed by name. Most reporters, desperate to pick the brains of the president’s top strategists, grudgingly agree. After the interviews, they review their notes, check their tape recorders and send in the juiciest sound bites for review. The verdict from the campaign — an operation that prides itself on...
  • Rove: Pelosi 'sounds like Mad Red Queen' with arrest threat

    06/21/2012 8:23:02 AM PDT · by Raebie · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/21/2012 | Justin Sink
    Karl Rove said Rep. Nancy Pelosi was "dead wrong" when she suggested Wednesday that she could have had him arrested. "The only way I could have been arrested is if the House adopted the resolution, which it did not," the Republican operative and former adviser to President George W. Bush told Fox News on Wednesday night. "So, it's nice to know that Speaker Pelosi wanted to have me arrested. It's nice to know that she thinks she had the power to, but we're still a nation of laws and she has no authority to do so and had she attempted...
  • Word of the Day - Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy)

    05/28/2012 4:00:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 1 replies
    Unsourced e-mail | May 28, 2012 | Unsourced e-mail
    Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers. syn- socialism.
  • Occupy the Southern Poverty Law Center

    05/04/2012 5:08:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/4/2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In light of the May Day arrests of the Cuyahoga 5, the Occupy Wall Street–affiliated group of men who planned to blow up a bridge in Cleveland, Ohio, I called the Southern Poverty Law Center to find out of they had any plans to start tracking the Occupy movement. The first person I spoke to was so shocked by the question that she paused for a good 15 seconds before promising to put me in touch with a representative. This she eventually did, however, and after a game of cat-and-mouse — the person she’d found for me was busy “hosting...
  • Democrat Introduces Bill Banning Masturbation (Oklahoma)

    02/14/2012 9:36:42 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 08, 2012 | Michael Allen
    Oklahoma’s proposed anti-abortion Senate Bill 1433 states a fetus “at every stage of development (has) all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of this state.” In response, pro-choice Oklahoma State Senator Constance Johnson introduced an amendment......
  • Down in the Polls, Obama Seeks to Ride Occupy Movement’s “Populist Wave” (Vetting begins?)

    12/07/2011 2:19:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/07/11 | Morgan Korn
    Down in the Polls, Obama Seeks to Ride Occupy Movement’s “Populist Wave”By Morgan Korn | Daily Ticker – 1 hour 52 minutes ago President Barack Obama's speech Tuesday in Osawatomie, Kan. attacked Republicans, assailed Wall Street and defended the middle class while evoking President Teddy Roosevelt. In his 55-minute speech at Osawatomie high school, Obama underscored the growing inequality in this country and vowed to fight against it. "This is the defining issue of our time," he said to the packed high school gymnasium. "This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class and for all those who are fighting...
  • Caption the annual Kennedy Center Awards pictures (Obama included!)

    12/05/2011 3:46:36 PM PST · by Baladas · 25 replies
  • How to Tell the Difference Between Zombies and #Occupy Protesters

    11/25/2011 3:34:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies · 2+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | November 24, 2011 | My Pet Jawa
    How To Identify A Zombie (Updated) How to Tell the Difference Between Zombies and #Occupy Protesters. Hope it helps.
  • Protesters deny breaking into Chapel Hill building

    11/14/2011 2:33:59 PM PST · by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten · 3 replies
    WRAL ^ | 11/14/2011 | WRAL
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Supporters of seven people charged Sunday with breaking into an unoccupied building in downtown Chapel Hill on Monday denied the allegations of a break-in. Police said more than 70 attendees from an anarchist book fair broke into the former Yates Motor Co. building, at 419 W. Franklin St., on Saturday. Police monitored the group until the crowd reached a more manageable size, and then a tactical team moved in late Sunday and arrested seven people.
  • Twin Rivers Police Union T-Shirt: "U Raise 'Em, We Cage 'Em"

    11/01/2011 11:48:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Fox40 ^ | 11/1/11 | Ben Deci
    The union that represents Twin Rivers School District Police Officers is apologizing tonight for putting something on a T-shirt that puts the department in a bad light. The shirt shows a terrified child, behind bars, and bears the caption : “U Raise ‘em, We Cage ‘em. [sic]” Mean-spirited at best, and at worst, well... the ramifications are unsettling. The T-shirt, put out by the Twin Rivers Police Officer's Association, has been rejected by even those who made it. "We agree that it wasn't sending the right message, and it certainly doesn't represent the views and opinions of the men...

    09/06/2011 5:39:30 AM PDT · by shortstop · 7 replies ^ | 09/06/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Over the weekend, a convention of political scientists met in Seattle. The idiots. The last weekend of summer, all of America celebrating a holiday, and they schedule a meeting. At which, it seems, their prime purpose was to provide political fodder against the tea party. A genuine social phenomenon occurs in our day, it impacts American elections, and those who presumably study such things are so wedded to partisan objective that they don’t study it, they propagandize against it. They are an echo of so-called weather scientists who, living through a global warming cycle, do not study it, but seek...
  • Warren Buffett's Company Hasn't Paid All Taxes Owed In Years

    08/30/2011 10:22:25 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/29/2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Two weeks ago, when billionaire Warren Buffett called for higher taxes on rich people like him, the liberal media predictably gushed and fawned. Yet when Americans for Better Government revealed last week that Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway has been in an almost decade-long dispute with the IRS over how much taxes it owes, these same press members couldn't care less: According to Berkshire Hathaway’s own annual report — see Note 15 on pp. 54-56 — the company has been in a years-long dispute over its federal tax bills. According to the report, “We anticipate that we will resolve all adjustments...
  • Sam Harris: How Rich Is Too Rich? (Barf Alert)

    08/18/2011 7:03:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies ^ | 8/17/2011 | Sam Harris
    I’ve written before about the crisis of inequality in the United States and about the quasi-religious abhorrence of “wealth redistribution” that causes many Americans to oppose tax increases, even on the ultra rich. The conviction that taxation is intrinsically evil has achieved a sadomasochistic fervor in conservative circles—producing the Tea Party, their Republican zombies, and increasingly terrifying failures of governance. Happily, not all billionaires are content to hoard their money in silence. Earlier this week, Warren Buffett published an op-ed in the New York Times in which he criticized our current approach to raising revenue. As he has lamented many...
  • Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists

    08/18/2011 4:01:02 PM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 119 replies, ^ | 18 August 2011 | Ian Sample, science correspondent
    Rising greenhouse emissions may tip off aliens that we are a rapidly expanding threat, warns a report for Nasa It may not rank as the most compelling reason to curb greenhouse gases, but reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack, scientists claim. Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth's atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control – and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain. This highly speculative scenario is one of several described by scientists at Nasa and Pennsylvania State...
  • Sure, they look blue, but are the Smurfs closet Reds?

    08/10/2011 10:31:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/27/2011 | Patrick Hruby
    Pop quiz. Who uttered the famous maxim, 'From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs?' A) Karl Marx B) Papa Smurf C) Both A and B The correct answer is “C” ...More evidence: The Smurfs replace everyday nouns and verbs with [a]...thought-controlling Newspeak lexicon to rival that of the totalitarian state in George Orwell’s “1984.” Papa Smurf wears red...
  • Geithner on TV – “Keynesian economics has failed”

    07/10/2011 7:00:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/10/11 | Bruce Krasting
    Some refreshing words from the Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner this morning on Meet the Press. He had this to say: (15:20 into this clip) Note: An 8 second clip of Tim's words: Link We don’t have the ability (because of the overhang in housing and the problems in the financial sector) to engineer artificially a stronger recovery. Imagine that! Geithner acknowledges what I (and many others) have felt all along. The structural issues in the economy trump the government’s ability to engineer a recovery. The Fed has taken extraordinary measures on the monetary front. Since 2009 we have had $1.2...
  • Obama’s Original Sin

    07/08/2011 8:21:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    NYMag ^ | 7/3/2011 | Frank Rich
    The president’s failure to demand a reckoning from the moneyed interests who brought the economy down has cursed his first term, and could prevent a second. fter 9/11, Rudy Giuliani went on Saturday Night Live to give New Yorkers permission to laugh again. But Mayor Bloomberg never did tell us when we could resume conspicuous consumption after the crash of 2008. And so, as we stumble through the second year of the official “recovery,” it’s been an improvisational return to high-end carousing in Manhattan. A case in point was the late-May celebration of the centennial rededication of the New York...