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  • Illinois Democrats go all-in on class warfare theme

    03/23/2014 3:28:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 21, 2014 | Ray Long, Monique Garcia and Maura Zurick
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Democrats went all-in Thursday with their election-year class warfare theme as Speaker Michael Madigan pitched the idea of asking voters to raise taxes on millionaires, Senate President John Cullerton advanced a minimum-wage increase and Gov. Pat Quinn compared wealthy opponent Bruce Rauner to TV villain Mr. Burns. The moves continued a Democratic push to highlight income inequity that started Tuesday night before Rauner had even claimed his narrow victory in the Republican primary for governor. Rauner and Republican legislative leaders have countered by accusing Democrats of being tax happy and trying to drive a wedge between the...
  • The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 Oscars: Complete Winners List

    03/02/2014 9:27:08 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 132 replies
    Yahoo movies ^ | March 2, 2014 | Meriah Doty
    The winners have accepted their statuettes at the 86th Annual Academy Awards show at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This is the complete list of Oscar award winners:
  • Spike Lee’s Racism Isn’t Cute: ‘M—–f—– Hipster’ Is the New ‘Honkey'

    03/01/2014 3:05:35 AM PST · by oblomov · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | John McWhorter
    It’s interesting that the director of the richest oeuvre of black films in the history of the medium doesn’t understand what the Civil Rights revolution was for. In his expletive-laced comments about the gentrification of Fort Greene during an interview at the Pratt Institute, Spike Lee seemed to think that what we Overcame for was to be grouchy bigots. Basically, black people are getting paid more money than they’ve ever seen in their lives for their houses, and a once sketchy neighborhood is now quiet and pleasant. And this is a bad thing… why? Lee seems to think it’s somehow...
  • If Michael Moore got slapped any harder with reality his body would tear space & time itself

    02/19/2014 10:14:50 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    In fairness to Moore he's probably talking about the atrocities committed totalitarian dictators 20th century (excluding guys like Mao, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, etc., etc., etc...none of the crimes those guys committed count in his estimation)In fairness to me I'm mistakenly assuming that means he's referring to Hitler and Stalin when he's probably referring to Ronald Reagan.In any case, he's a freakin' idiot, with Exhibit infinity below.
  • Ben Affleck: I can't watch 'big Republican' actors

    01/30/2014 6:14:38 AM PST · by rktman · 86 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/30/2014 | Larry Elder
    Democratic fundraiser/actor Ben Affleck – and the next big-screen “Batman” – recently gave an interview to Playboy. His own bias against Republicans, he admits, prevents him from fully enjoying a Republican actor’s performance. “It’s … hard,” said Affleck, “to get people to suspend disbelief.” Affleck said: “When I watch a guy I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him, or we would have different opinions. That (bleep) fogs the mind when you should be paying attention and be swept into the illusion.”
  • Cop-Killer, Communist, Terrorist Pen Nightmarish Blueprint for 'Socialist USA'

    01/23/2014 8:45:10 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 1/22/2014 | Sean Long
    Marxist leftists have prepared a nightmarish blueprint for American socialism in a new revolutionary "book of imagination." The new book, "Imagine Living in a Socialist USA," was edited by Frances Goldin who praises "life-enhancing socialism" in the preface. The 281 page manifesto showcasea 31 utopian essays written by dangerous criminals, prominent liberals, and self-described communists - all for just $10.11.
  • 'Imagine: Living in a Socialist America'

    01/21/2014 7:07:11 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/20/2014 | Rick Moran
    That's the title of a new book by Fred Jerome, a compilation of essays from these and other noteworthies: This anthology features essays by revolutionary thinkers, activists, and artists-including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, civil rights activist Angela Davis, incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu Jamal, and economist Rick Wolff- addressing various aspects of a new society and, crucially, how to get from where we are now to where we want to be, living in a society that is truly fair and just. I suppose that's one way to describe their vision. I might ask the question, "fair and just for whom"?...
  • 7 super-violent Harvey Weinstein movies that glorify guns

    01/16/2014 4:28:21 PM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/16/14 | Charlie Spiering
    Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein revealed Wednesday that he plans to make an anti-gun movie targeting the National Rifle Association. It's no secret, however, that the multi-millionaire Democratic donor has profited heavily from movies featuring guns and violence. Here are some of the biggest movies featuring guns produced by Harvey Weinstein:
  • Rolling Stone publishes cheap Marx ripoff: ‘5 economic reforms millennials should be fighting for’

    01/04/2014 5:03:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/4/2014 | Doug Powers
    First, read the post at Twitchy and then decide if you want to give the unintentional Marxist satire at Rolling Stone a click. I’m not going to link to Rolling Stone’s capitalist website out of solidarity with the communist author.Here’s a very brief sampling of the highlights in “Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For”: 1. Guaranteed Work for EverybodyUnemployment blows. The easiest and most direct solution is for the government to guarantee that everyone who wants to contribute productively to society is able to earn a decent living in the public sector. [...] 2. Social Security for AllBut...
  • Michael Moore: The Obamacare We Deserve

    01/02/2014 7:56:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/31/2013 | Michael Moore, Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker
    <p>TODAY marks the beginning of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act’s new insurance exchanges, for which two million Americans have signed up. Now that the individual mandate is officially here, let me begin with an admission: Obamacare is awful.</p>
  • New "Animal Farm" Targets Capitalism

    12/28/2013 12:45:25 PM PST · by VR-21 · 51 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 27 December 2013 | Mark Tapson
    Actor Andy Serkis is set to direct an upcoming movie adaptation of George Orwell’s classic novel Animal Farm. But there will be a slight deviation from the story’s original focus: rather than serve as a cautionary tale about Communist totalitarianism, this updated version will address Hollywood’s predictable, go-to embodiment of evil, the Darth Vader of our time: corporate greed. Orwell’s brilliant allegory Animal Farm was written during World War II as a satire on Soviet Communism (and very nearly wasn’t published, critical as it was of our Russian ally). It has since been adapted to film twice, a British animated...
  • Celebrity Hypocrites

    12/11/2013 11:42:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | John Stossel
    I'm annoyed that so many Hollywood celebrities hate the system that made them rich. Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants "a socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth." Director George Lucas got rich not just from movies but also by selling Star Wars merchandise. Yet he says he believes in democracy but "not capitalist democracy." Actor Martin Sheen says, "That's where the problem lies ... It's corporate America." And so on. On my TV show, actor/author Kevin Sorbo pointed out that such sentiments make little sense coming from entertainers. "It's a very entrepreneurial business. You...
  • Matt Damon… Just when you thought you knew him!

    Check out the video at the link...it speaks for itself and it'll amaze you.
  • Oprah Plays Obama-Race-Card (Oprah Who?)

    11/16/2013 5:56:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2013 | Jeff Crouere
    As President Obama stumbles and fumbles his way through his second term, his mistakes are impossible to overlook. From his handling of the turmoil in the Middle East to his failed economic policies to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, it has been a year of train wrecks for the President. Opponents of President Obama have plenty of ammunition to use as they criticize his second term agenda. Almost all of these critics have focused their attention on Obama’s policies, not his race. Despite the facts, the President’s defenders continually use the race card to invalidate criticism from his opponents. The...
  • Some Say Late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s Widow Should Forgo ($175,000) Death Benefits (/gift)

    10/19/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/17/13
    **SNIP** Lautenberg died in June after nearly three decades in the U.S. Senate. Many people would agree that he is owed a debt of gratitude but not everybody agrees that his widow Bonnie should receive $174,000, funded by taxpayers. Lautenberg was worth nearly $60-million. “I don’t think it’s right. I mean most us can’t afford death benefits like that. You know we would be happy to have a little bit saved just to bury ourselves,” Wayne resident Carol Dabaghian said. The payoff was buried in the government shutdown bill. It is a death benefit that is almost always approved and...
  • Oprah Winfrey Nearly Had Nervous Breakdown Last Year, Mogul Says

    09/23/2013 9:54:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    NewsMax ^ | September 23, 2013 | Alexandra Ward
    Oprah Winfrey suffered symptoms of a nervous breakdown last year while struggling to keep her OWN television network afloat while filming "The Butler," the media mogul revealed in an interview airing on Access Hollywood this week. Winfrey, 59, said she came to the realization that she was nearing her breaking point while interviewing Jason Russell last October. Russell, who directed the short documentary "Kony 2012" and spearheaded a social movement to capture the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, suffered a nervous breakdown in March 2012 and was diagnosed with "brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress,...
  • Actress Ellen Barkin: American people belong to Obama

    09/10/2013 2:19:42 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 108 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 9/10/13 | Joe Newby
    Actress Ellen Barkin: American people belong to Obama On Wednesday, actress Ellen Barkin announced on Twitter that as long as Barack Obama is President, the people of the United States belong to him, Twitchy reported. The actress made her opinion known in an exchange that started when she announced that she voted for Obama to "protect" all of "his" people. "Yes I vote Pres Obama...to protect his ppl,ALL his ppl.The poor,the middle class,the jobless...the 1's that need our help..I vote 4 humanity, (sic)" she tweeted.
  • Robert De Niro: Obama 'Best of the Type of People I Would Like to See Running the Government'

    09/04/2013 8:15:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 4, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro is the kind of Hollywood sycophant Democrats adore. In an interview published in September's Du Jour, De Niro said of Barack Obama, "He's a good person, period...he represents, I think, the best of the type of people that I would like to see running the government."
  • Millennials Hate Bruce Springsteen

    09/01/2013 4:19:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 201 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, AUG 30, 2013 | EJ Dickson
    An entire generation has dismissed The Boss' music as lame "dad rock." Here's why they're all wrongEvery few weeks or so, I’ll be talking to someone at a bar or club or house party, and the conversation will inevitably turn toward Bruce Springsteen. The exchange is usually as follows: BAR PATRON/PARTY GUEST: So, what kind of music do you listen to? ME: Oh, a little bit of everything … blues, jazz, funk, Bruce Springsteen (brief pause) … you know, my tastes are super eclectic. BAR PATRON/PARTY GUEST: Um, why do you like Springsteen? ME: So, you don’t like Bruce Springsteen?...
  • Liberal bigmouth gets smacked down by Hollywood

    08/31/2013 1:37:09 PM PDT · by usalady · 34 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 31, 2013 | Martha
    Is the dumping of the most loquacious and obnoxious liberal from one of Hollywood’s most prestigious positions an indication that movie land is finally getting the message?
  • Stevie Wonder breaks boycott, visits Florida

    08/29/2013 6:41:10 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Forty-one days after legendary Motown singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder vowed to boycott Florida, Miami Beach’s sultry sultry summer evenings called out to him and he couldn’t resist. Jose’ Lambeit’s Gossip Extra broke the story Tuesday that the legendary recording artist spent the weekend in South Florida’s legendary South Beach before jetting off to Los Angeles. During a Canadian performance on July 14, Wonder told the audience he would boycott Florida, saying, “for those of you who’ve lost in the battle for justice.. we can’t bring them back. What we can do is we can let our voices be heard.” He made...
  • Zuckerberg Spends $350K Touting Immigration Reform in Paul Ryan's District

    08/09/2013 6:27:12 AM PDT · by Qbert · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Aug 2013 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s lobbying outfit has launched a $350,000 ad buy to defend House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) amid his push for comprehensive immigration reform. Politico reports that Zuckerberg’s FWD.us-run group, Americans for a Conservative Direction, has bought up $350,000 worth of television ad airtime targeted at Ryan’s district. "The spot from the FWD.us affiliate begins with a picture of Ryan and says, ‘Amnesty? Not a chance,’ and goes on to say the House budget chairman is looking at a ‘conservative solution’ to the issue of immigration,” Politico wrote on Thursday. “It then focuses on more...
  • Michael Moore: Trayvon Martin had right to do anything to defend himself

    07/13/2013 8:49:54 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | July 13, 2013
    Had a gun-toting Trayvon Martin stalked an unarmed George Zimmerman, and then shot him to death... DO I EVEN NEED TO COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE?— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) July 14, 2013 .... Moore did complete his next thought, and it’s some pretty tough talk for someone who’s devoted most of his efforts this year to pushing gun control. Trayvon was the 1 who's life was being threatened–by a guy w/ a gun chasing after him! Trayvon had the RIGHT 2 do ANYTHING 2 defend himself— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) July 14, 2013
  • Oliver Stone Prepping Hugo Chavez Film

    06/21/2013 1:41:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 26 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 21 Jun 2013, 9:35 AM PDT | by Christian Toto
    Far-left filmmaker Oliver Stone is mourning the loss of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as only the director can. He's making a movie about the failed socialist leader. Chavez, who died earlier this year after a long battle with cancer, will be the subject of Stone's next film, according to AFP. Oliver Stone is making a very beautiful film about our commander Hugo Chavez... that he will likely finish in the next months," [President Nicolas] Maduro said on Thursday, at an event in the northwestern state of Lara.... Maduro said that one of Stone's producers informed him about the film...
  • (Twitchy)Michael Moore: My theater makes money because it’s designed not to turn a profit

    06/05/2013 3:24:35 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 20 replies
    twitchy ^ | june 5 2013 | Twitchy
    Michael Moore takes to twitter to brag about the profit his non profit theater makes and hilarity ensues.
  • Report: Caroline Kennedy to Be Named Ambassador to Japan

    04/01/2013 5:28:56 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 130 replies
    Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, will be nominated to be the next ambassador to Japan, the Washington Post reports. "Looks like there will be a Camelot East — make that Far East: Caroline Kennedy is heading to Tokyo to be the U.S. ambassador. Kennedy, whose support for President Obama during his 2008 campaign was seen as crucial, had been widely talked about as a candidate for the plum diplomatic post, but now things have apparently been firmed up," reports the Post.
  • [ Dec 2012 ] Liberal Hypocrisy Alert: MIchael Moore’s Body Guard Arrested on Gun Violation

    03/24/2013 5:24:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    conservativehideout.com ^ | Dec 20 2012 | conservativehideout.com
    Filmmaker Michael Moore’s bodyguard was arrested for carrying an unlicensed weapon in New York’s JFK airport Wednesday night. Police took Patrick Burke, who says Moore employs him, into custody after he declared he was carrying a firearm at a ticket counter. Burke is licensed to carry a firearm in Florida and California, but not in New York. See, Moore believes in 2nd Amendment rights for his well-heeled self, but in typical totalitarian-embracing left-wing fashion, he just doesn’t believe in 2nd Amendment rights for the less well off or less politically connected.
  • Bill Maher Discovers His Inner Grover Norquist

    03/21/2013 6:29:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2013 | Larry Elder
    To the list of liberals who vote for higher taxes -- and then proceed to complain about them -- add comedian Bill Maher. Incredibly, the caustic, left-wing Maher recently warned, "ln California, I just want to say: Liberals -- you could actually lose me." As a resident of California, a state with high income taxes, Maher complained that his taxes are "over 50 percent." What's more, Maher made a point seldom heard except on Fox News or by a rich Parisian. Maher said, "Rich people ... actually do pay the freight in this country ... like 70 percent" of the...
  • A Conspiracy So Immense: What will it take for the MSM to cover the progressive movement?

    01/20/2013 11:04:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 11, 2013 | Matthew Continetti
    Let’s pretend that in the spring of 2012 Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, John Engler of the Business Roundtable, Tim Phillips of Americans for Prosperity, and Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association began to organize an assembly of right-leaning groups. Let’s pretend that in the months since there had been not one but two meetings where these luminaries joined with representatives of Christians United For Israel, the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Tea Party Express, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, and the American Petroleum Institute to discuss strategy and promote a series of “structural...
  • Al Gore Nets Another Fortune on Apple Stock [Buys 60,000 Shares Valued @ $7.48/Share!]

    01/18/2013 9:01:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 18, 2013 | Javier E. David
    Al Gore Nets Another Fortune on Apple Stock By Javier E. David Former U.S. vice president Al Gore recently netted a huge payday by selling his cable station. Now, it appears he's making another big profit buying Apple's (AAPL) stock on the cheap. Al Gore According to a filing with the Securities and Exchanges Commission, Gore -- a director on Apple's board -- exercised an option to purchase nearly 60,000 shares of the tech giant at the bargain basement price of $7.48, costing him a total of about $445,000. But with Apple's current market price at about $500 a share,...
  • Michael Moore raises holy hell [Reagan & John Paul II supporters are bigots/responsible for murder]

    01/09/2013 12:36:16 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | 01/09/2013 | n/a
    Michael Moore got a bad review from at least one upset critic at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards...on Monday. Moore was there to present Best First Film to David France for his doc "How To Survive a Plague," a salute to a protest group that stormed St. Patrick's Cathedral in 1989 over the AIDS crisis. But Armond White, gadfly critic and former organization chair, began heckling him for "anti-Catholic" rhetoric. Moore raised hackles when he recalled how activists at the height of the epidemic...interrupted Mass at St. Patrick's. Moore stated, "I personally like that one. I say that...
  • White House recruits foundations on gun effort

    01/09/2013 10:31:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    politico ^ | 1/8/13 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    The White House on Tuesday afternoon reached out to major philanthropic foundations not typically associated with gun control to gauge how much they are willing to get involved in President Obama’s future gun violence prevention efforts, according to a person on the call. The call, which featured Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Jonathan Greenblatt, the director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, and members of Vice President Biden’s staff, was largely a “listening session,” according to the person on the call, who represents a foundation invited to participate. The person said the call...
  • Big Business and Marxist Collusion – Bourgeois Socialism

    01/02/2013 8:34:53 AM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 24 December 2012 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Who needs a Mayan apocalypse when you have Obama? The Occupy Movement, as we all know, was and is a tool of the elite. Skilled in projection and deflection, they screamed that big business was the enemy of the people and Marxism was the cure. No sane American would fall for that tripe. What the lame movement, if they had been honest, would have railed against was big business in collusion with big government. A marriage made in hell and brought to you by Barack Obama and the bourgeois socialists. We now have many, many examples of these elitists who...
  • The Genius of Sam Donaldson

    12/25/2012 7:51:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/12 | David Garth
    Old Sam Donaldson is back in the news. You remember Sam, don't you? Physically, he tends to remind one of an eagle. Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to have the vision of one - particularly in regard to our future. Here's what Sam had to say last weekend: "It's the Tea Party and thinking of the Tea Party and people like that that are driving the Republicans out of contention as a national party. You cannot win nationally if you don't know something about the way the country's changed, and the Tea Party seems to think the country can go back...
  • Google thinks today is "Holidays"

    12/25/2012 6:44:24 AM PST · by duckworth · 22 replies
    google ^ | 12-25-12 | duckworth
    Today is Christmas Day. Hanukkah ended nine days ago. New Years Day is seven days from now. Yet... for some explicable reason, Google thinks today is "Holidays." In their description of their Christmas day graphic, Google writes "Happy Holidays from Google." Well thanks, Google that's very nice of you. Very inclusive.
  • Obama’s Google Supporters Moved 80% of Pre-Tax Profits into Bermuda Shell Company

    12/11/2012 9:42:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Google was the third largest source of Obama’s campaign cash. A number of Google executives took jobs within Obama Inc and Google’s PAC has plowed large amounts of money into the Democratic Party. Google’s creepy ex-CEO Eric Schmidt was a major Obama donor and campaign advisor, and was even considered for a Cabinet post. Schmidt was on Obama’s transition board and is a member of his Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
  • Springsteen Picks Up Obama's Class Warfare Baton in Pittsburgh

    10/28/2012 10:01:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 10/28/12
    Bruce Springsteen is a fabulously wealthy man who sings about the poor, the downtrodden and the lower middle class. You know, the people hit hard by the last four years of the Obama presidency.This weekend, Springsteen visited the Steel City to talk up a second Obama term, promising the crowd in classic class warfare terms what we can expect from Hope and Change, the sequel.
  • Jay McInerney on Obama: 'We have to give him a second chance'

    10/14/2012 7:48:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/14/2012 | Jay McInerney
    Jay McInerney, 56, is the author of Bright Lights, Big City and Brightness Falls. His latest book is the short story collection How It Ended Last week I was at a party in a Manhattan art gallery attended by the inevitable mix of artists, journalists and wealthy art collectors. I ran into a friend, a painter, who is a strong supporter of the Democratic party, but she told me she wasn't donating money to the Obama campaign this year. "He's been a huge disappointment," she said. "Not one major Wall Street banker has been held accountable for the financial crash,...
  • [Bruce] Springsteen, Bill Clinton seek to swing Ohio for Obama

    10/13/2012 11:18:18 AM PDT · by Justaham · 66 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/13/12 | Ben Geman
    Bruce Springsteen, whose music has been the soundtrack for President Obama’s campaign rallies, will join former President Bill Clinton at a pro-Obama event in the battleground state of Ohio next Thursday. “Bruce Springsteen’s values echo what the President and Vice President stand for: hard work, fairness, integrity,” said Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign manager, in a statement Saturday morning about the Oct. 18 event in Parma, Ohio. “His appearances will help with our get out the vote effort in these critical swing states and we are thrilled with his ongoing support,” Messina said ahead of the appearance in a state where...
  • Trying to fill 6,000 jobs, Microsoft pitches $10,000 H-1B visa

    10/02/2012 7:20:23 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 51 replies
    Network World ^ | September 28, 2012 08:55 AM ET | Patrick Thibodeau
    WASHINGTON -- With the recession hit in 2008, Congress put the idea of a "skills shortage" and a need for more H-1B visas in a closet. That didn't mean, though, that interest in raising the H-1B cap went away for everyone. New York City Mayor Bloomberg, for instance, last year called the limits on both temporary and permanent employment-based immigration a "form of national suicide." Microsoft has long advocated for more work visas. But the company's advocacy was quieted during the recession as well, as it announced in 2009 a layoff of 5,000 workers. Circumstances at Microsoft have since changed...
  • Actress Jessica Alba asks voters to pledge allegiance to Obama

    09/20/2012 8:34:12 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 91 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama campaign has launched its “For All” campaign, encouraging supporters to take pictures of themselves with their hands on their hearts and a note explaining why they support President Obama. Actress Jessica Alba uses the Pledge of Allegiance as an example of the campaign in an email to supporters. “Growing up, my classmates and I started every day with a ritual: We’d stand up, put our right hand over our hearts, and say the Pledge of Allegiance,” explains Alba. “To me, that gesture was a promise. A promise to be involved and engaged in this country’s future. A promise...
  • Al Gore conspicuously absent at Democratic National Convention

    09/05/2012 1:30:26 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | September 5, 2012 | Andrew Restuccia,
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In 2008, Al Gore strode onto the stage at Denver's Invesco Field to a hero's welcome, throwing his support behind Barack Obama to take on the "global climate crisis." When Obama takes the stage this week, Gore will be nowhere in sight. He isn't coming to the Democratic National Convention but is spending the week in New York City, anchoring coverage of the event for his network Current TV. [SNIP] While many Democrats in Charlotte were reluctant to talk about Gore for attribution, some said Gore's diminished profile — and the environmental movement's more broadly — is...
  • The following rich liberals have all used legal tax shelters to legally lower their taxes

    09/04/2012 2:50:42 AM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 3, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog The following rich liberals have all used legal tax shelters to legally lower their taxes The following rich liberals have all used legal tax shelters to legally lower their taxes:Debbie Wasserman SchultzThe Weekly Standard reports:Disclosure forms reveal that Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of Congress from Florida, previously held funds with investments in Swiss banks, foreign drug companies, and the state bank of India. This revelation comes mere days after the Democratic chair attacked presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for holding money in Swiss bank accounts in the past.Nancy PelosiThe Daily...
  • Liberal Musician 'Rages' in Diatribe Aimed at Paul Ryan

    08/18/2012 7:15:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 18, 2012 | Ryan Robertson
    Contrary to popular belief, 'Paul Ryan is not Freddy Kruger'. Mainstream media outlets wasted little time in their attempt to discredit the newly appointed vice presidential candidate, while practically ignoring every new gaffe committed by the current one. The constant and vicious attacks of his conservative views and budget proposals mirror the ordeal Sarah Palin endured, but the career congressman has dealt with it all before.  Seemingly everyone has an unfavorable opinion that they're anxious to share, including musicians like Rage Against the Machine lead guitarist Tom Morello. In one of his many op-eds for Rolling Stone, the Nightwatchman called Ryan...
  • Moore Disses Constitution

    07/25/2012 2:10:09 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 35 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-24-012 | Moore
    "I think, first of all this must seem odd to people in other countries that we view our Constitution as if it was written by God himself. That it was somehow, through some sort of divine intervention or whatever, it was etched in stone like Moses and the tablets. And because what they thought was right in 1776 to 1789, that is the way we have to live today in the 21st century," Michael Moore said on the Tuesday night broadcast of CNN's "Pier Morgan Tonight." "I mean, we wouldn't go to a doctor and have him put leeches on...
  • Cher refuses to back down from anti-Mormon slur

    07/02/2012 5:31:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    KTVX-TV ^ | July 2, 2012 | Dan Metcalf Jr.
    Cher is refusing to back down from a Twitter comment she posted on Friday that is considered a slur against members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The pop singer and passionate Democrat sent out the tweet urging President Barack Obama and his aides to get organized or risk losing November's election to Republican Romney, who is a Mormon. Cher's tweet said: "I Feel if he (Obama) doesn't get all his DUCKS IN A ROW we'll b forced 2 listen 2Uncaring Richy Rich! The whitest man in MAGIC UNDERWEAR in the WH (White House)." Some news agencies...
  • Obama Celebrity Fundraiser Barrage Worries Some in Hollywood

    06/22/2012 6:31:26 AM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Hollyod Reporter ^ | Jun e21, 2012 | Tina Daunt
    Some of the president's most ardent entertainment industry supporters quietly tell The Hollywood Reporter that while they realize he needs to deploy all of his weapons to compete with deep-pocketed Republican super PACs, they fear the increasing reliance on stars and celebrity contests could backfire with swing voters and mobilize the right. Reaction was particularly strong to the $40,000-a-plate dinner co-hosted June 14 by Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue editor Anna Wintour with guests including Meryl Streep, Aretha Franklin and Bravo's Andy Cohen. Critics say the tony, heavily promoted event­ -- Parker sent an e-mail to supporters promising the evening...
  • Maher on Allen West: GOP 'Party of the Apes' [Unfunny Bill Obviously a Racist]

    06/19/2012 1:03:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/12 | John Nolte
    You need not use the left's absurdly low and usually ridiculous standards surrounding what is and isn't racism when it comes to Barack Obama to be taken aback by crybaby Bill Maher's blog post yesterday: Also because the idea that the blame for our government’s dysfunction is equally shared by the parties just is a giant, steaming mound of horseshit and anyone who has paid attention to politics over the last 20 years knows it. Or as I like to call it, “The Rise of the Party of the Apes.” Maher then went on to single out black Republican Congressman...
  • Michelle Obama slaps ‘corporate’ work, ‘fat paychecks’

    06/18/2012 9:51:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 18, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Michelle Obama took her inspirational family story on the road over the weekend, telling the graduating class of Oregon State University that having a corner corporate office and a big paycheck isn’t the prize it looks like when entering the job market. “Success isn’t about how your life looks to others, it’s about how it feels to you,” Obama said Sunday, retelling how she and her brother, Oregon men’s basketball coach Craig Robinson, grew up in a small Chicago home pushed by parents who said “be true to ourselves.” For both, she said, that meant throwing away their...
  • Richer Than Romney: Jon Stewart Hides Mansions Under Pet's Names

    06/18/2012 8:56:02 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-18-12 | John Nolte
    Jon Stewart, the left-wing star of the low-rated "Daily Show," might not be richer than Romney today, but the pace he's currently on means that someday he may very well be.Of course that means nothing to Stewart as he continues to carry Obama's water and launch divisive class warfare attacks from the platform of a super PAC known as Comedy Central to attack Mitt Romney's wealth. Though Stewart distances himself from the “one-percenters” and bellows over their extravagance, his bank accounts bear all the marks of the “multi, multi, multi, multi millionaires” he mocks. The 49-year-old Stewart, born Jonathan Stuart...