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  • Obama's Bizarro-World Budget Plan

    03/05/2014 3:01:34 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/04/2014 | IBD Staff
    Fiscal Irresponsibility: Just how out of touch is President Obama? In the midst of a faltering economy and rising global threats, he proposes a budget that would sharply cut defense spending and impose $1.8 trillion in tax hikes. Despite its relative insignificance in the grand scheme of things, the annual White House budget proposal does provide a window into the president's thinking on the size and scope of government. The fiscal 2015 budget — released a month late on Tuesday — also manages to showcase Obama's worrisome detachment from reality. The budget rests, for example, on the assumption that real...
  • We’re here, we’re Tea Party, get used to it!

    10/09/2013 11:34:30 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/9/13 | William Jacobson
    The demise of the Tea Party movement has been predicted since its inception in early 2009. There has been a non-stop demonization of the movement led by Democrats and the media, but frequently joined by party Republicans.**snip**Here’s another headline, based on the data in the AP-GfK poll, you probably will not see: Most Americans agree with Tea Party on debt ceiling increase You read that right. 41% of those surveyed said the debt ceiling should be raised only if conditioned on significant budget cuts plus another 10% who said it should not be raised for any reason. **snip**Here’s another headline,...
  • US adults are dumber than the average human

    10/08/2013 4:11:22 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 99 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/08/13 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either. In math, reading and problem-solving using technology – all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength – American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday.
  • Megan Kelly pulls Fox hard left.

    10/07/2013 6:14:08 PM PDT · by ez · 278 replies
    Free republic ^ | 10/7/13 | Ez
    Megan Kelly is off to a rocky start, pulling Fox hard to left, challenging Senator Ted Cruz in much the same way Candy Crowley did at CNN. So far she has quoted polls by Politico and PPP.
  • Is this guy's video analysis really proof of an adult in Miriam Carey's passenger seat?

    10/05/2013 4:02:28 PM PDT · by IChing · 75 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | 10/5/13 | Rick Wells
    Great grassy knoll!--I was merely mildly intrigued by some magnified still frames posted right after it happened, but if you stay with this guy's video for a minute it IS very compelling. You can see an adult's head bending down.
  • Disappointed Obamabots wake up to find they have to pay a fee for not having health insurance

    10/01/2013 5:38:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 52 replies
    Twitter is blowing up right now with tweets from disappointed Obama voters who woke up this morning and realized that instead of getting “affordable healthcare,” they instead have to pay a fee for not having insurance.
  • Opposition to Tea Party Drops to Near-Record Low (Gallup *Lies*:Posts Headline To The Contrary)

    09/26/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 26, 2013 | William A Jacobsen
    More people support the Tea Party than consider themselves liberal, and almost 3/4 of the electorate does not oppose the Tea Party. That’s not the headline you will see, of course. Instead, Gallup headlines its story about its most recent polling to emphasize the negative about Tea Party support, Tea Party Support Dwindles to Near-Record Low. Gallup:Tea Party Support Dwindles to Near-Record Low There’s only one brief time period when opposition to the Tea Party was significantly lower, but opposition now is right in the 25-29% range it’s typically been in. Tea Party support is significantly lower than three years...
  • Mexican Shoppers Brings Millions Into San Marcos (TX)

    04/27/2013 4:16:05 PM PDT · by bgill · 34 replies
    KEYE tv ^ | April 26, 2013 | Fred Cantu
    An analysis of credit card receipts finds Mexican shoppers spent $150 million dollars in Hays County last year. Their shopping trips generated $12 million in sales tax revenue and jobs throughout the community. Juan Carlos is general manager of the Tanger Outlet Center in San Marcos. He says, "Traditionally we have seen a lot of Mexican national shoppers during appropriate seasons: Tres Reyes, Semana Santa. Those types of weeks are definitely big weeks for us." San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero says the visitors' spending spree extends beyond the outlet malls. He adds, "At the same time they get to stop...
  • Stanek Sunday funnies: “Gosnell” edition

    04/14/2013 3:02:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    I expect more Gosnell political cartoons will roll out this week, but here are the first three. I’m also including two flashbacks from January 30, 2011, when the Gosnell mass murders were first publicized. Vote for your favorite at the bottom of this post. http://www.jillstanek.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/bc3217e085fa01302950001dd8b71c47.jpg http://www.jillstanek.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/b0a22db0865601302988001dd8b71c47.jpg http://www.jillstanek.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/gosnell-trial-620x443-e1365951195499.jpg http://www.jillstanek.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/cartoon-1-30-glenn-mccoy-go-1-28-poster-child-for-choice.gif http://www.jillstanek.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/cartoon-1-30-signe-wilkinson-go-1-29-gosnell-abortions.gif
  • California Judge Does The Unthinkable: Reinstates Obama Eligibility Lawsuit

    Kathleen O’Leary, Presiding Judge of the 4th District Court of Appeal reinstated the Appeal Taitz v Obama et al filed by the candidate for the U.S. Senate Attorney Orly Taitz. Appeal at hand involves Senator Diane Feinstein and Barack Obama as a candidate for the U.S. Presidency.
  • Who Runs The World? Solid Proof That A Core Group Of Wealthy Elitists Is Pulling The Strings

    01/31/2013 9:35:54 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 128 replies
    http://www.worldviewweekend.com/ ^ | January 31, 2013 | Michael Synder
    Does a shadowy group of obscenely wealthy elitists control the world? Do men and women with enormous amounts of money really run the world from behind the scenes? The answer might surprise you. Most of us tend to think of money as a convenient way to conduct transactions, but the truth is that it also represents power and control. And today we live in a neo-fuedalist system in which the super rich pull all the strings. When I am talking about the ultra-wealthy, I am not just talking about people that have a few million dollars. As you will see...
  • NBC/WSJ poll: For first time, majority thinks abortion should be legal in all or most cases

    01/22/2013 8:23:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 135 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2013 | AllahPundit
    If you're hung over from drinking the blues away on Inauguration Day, bad news: It's time to open another beer. New numbers on the 40th anniversary of Roe: According to the poll, 54 percent of adults say that abortion should be legal either always or most of the time, while a combined 44 percent said it should be illegal – either with or without exceptions...In addition, a whopping 70 percent of Americans oppose the Roe v. Wade decision from being overturned, including 57 percent who feel strongly about this...By comparison, just 24 percent now want the Roe v. Wade decision...
  • GRAPHIC! Obama's Re-Election Case Rests On 5 Phony Claims

    10/08/2012 2:01:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 3, 2012 | JOHN MERLINE
    In making his case for re-election in the face of historically high unemployment and sluggish growth, President Obama has a simple and straightforward argument. Things were terrible when I arrived, he says, thanks to Bush-era policies of tax cuts and deregulation. We stopped the decline, but the ditch was so deep that it will take time to get out. Still, we are making progress, even if it isn't as fast as everyone would like. So the last thing we want to do is return to the failed Bush policies that, he says, drove us into the ditch. That argument appears...
  • Ex-Commerce Secretary Bryson tested positive for Ambien, D.A. says

    07/03/2012 4:53:30 PM PDT · by opentalk · 61 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 3, 2012 | Robert Faturechi and Andrew Blankstein
    Former Commerce Secretary John Bryson tested positive for the sleeping aid Ambien, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. Prosecutors announced Tuesday that they have decided not to file criminal charges against Bryson in connection with two alleged hit-and-run crashes in the San Gabriel Valley last month.(snip)His tests showed “low end of therapeutic levels” and a criminalist could not say if it was a factor in the collisions. Both treating doctors agree he was suffering confusion following a seizure and crashed as a result, according to the memo.
  • Pravda asks: What happened to American media?

    03/10/2012 1:48:33 PM PST · by opentalk · 73 replies
    WND ^ | March 9, 2012 | Chelsea Schilling
    It’s a twist of irony: The Russian news website Pravda has published an accusation that the American media is “tame,” afraid to publish news and is “deliberately hiding the evidence published on the internet about [President Obama's] defrauding of the American public and the deliberate evisceration of the Constitution of the United States.” In a March 7 Pravda column, “Arizona sheriff finds Obama presidential qualifications forged,” Dianna Cotter, a senior at American Military University, blasts America’s mainstream media for their virtual silence about Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s six-month investigation into the controversy surrounding Obama’s birth certificate and his...
  • Soledad O’Brien Responds To My Charges, Refuses To Answer Whether She Took Instruction From WH

    03/09/2012 8:53:51 AM PST · by JihadiKiller · 102 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 03/09/12 | Pat Dollard
    Here’s my post from yesterday, which kicked this off: Soledad’s performance here is absolutely jaw-dropping. This video could just as easily been headlined, “Soledad OBrien Melts Down, Ends Reputation As Journalist, Unmasks Herself For All Time As Leftist Propagandist” Joel Pollak handles the situation perfectly, staying on offense, and making all the right points. Joel had the following to say to me after I told him he had performed impeccably: “I thought of Andrew, and the rest was easy.” Perfect advice for all of us, going forward. UPDATE: Having seen this, Soledad responded to me on Twitter, but refused to...
  • Fox News is going bananas

    12/12/2011 12:45:10 PM PST · by opentalk · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Pravda English ^ | December 8, 2011 | Anton Kulikov
    It is generally believed that many Americans have poor knowledge of geography. This theory has found another proof the other day. Fox News TV channel showed the footage of the "revolution in Moscow." The footage, which the channel aired, showed typical revolutionary events with angered protesters, armed police officers, tear gas and Molotov cocktails. The producers of the US-based channel probably hoped that TV viewers would not understand what the report was actually about.The Western media could not leave the events in the Russian capital out of their attention, of course. It is easy to understand, of course: Arab spring...
  • Palin’s Saturday Speech Still On, Tea Party Founder Says

    08/31/2011 9:14:16 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | Wednesday August 31, 2011 | Shushannah Walshe
    ABC News’ Sheila Marikar and Shushannah Walshe report: Sarah Palin has not canceled her keynote speech for the Tea Party of America’s Saturday rally in Indianola, Iowa, according to the event’s organizers. Ken Crow, the founder of the Tea Party of America, told ABC News this morning that he “hung up with [Palin's] people five minutes ago” and “she’ll be here on Saturday.” “Gov. Palin is a lady of her word and impeccably honest,” he added. He admitted that the organization’s encountered “a couple of errors” in planning the Sept. 3 rally. “I’m naive when it comes to politics and...
  • Professor Obama Holds Forth on the Mandate (Obamacare)

    08/23/2011 2:29:38 PM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 23, 2011 | David Catron
    One reason the supporters of Obamacare were initially overconfident about its supposed invulnerability to legal challenges was their belief that the man who signed it into law was an expert on the Constitution. This misplaced faith was based on statements Obama himself made during his first presidential campaign. At a 2007 fundraiser, for example, he told his admirers, "I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution." This claim turned out, of course, to be one of Obama's trademark shadings of the truth. He was never a "professor" as genuine academics use...
  • You know how Sarah Palin said Paul Revere warned the British? Well, he did. Now, who looks stupid?

    06/06/2011 3:45:38 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 167 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/6/2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    You may have heard recently something about that Sarah Palin telling a reporter that Paul Revere warned the British on his famous rousing revolutionary ride. Now, that so many Americans have wallowed in their smug confirmation that Palin is an idiot unqualified for anything but repeating sixth-grade history, how far, wide and fast do you think the contradictory news will spread that the former governor of Alaska was indeed correct? That the Republican non-candidate, in fact, knew more about the actual facts of Revere's midnight ride than all those idiots unknowingly revealing their own ignorance by laughing at her faux...
  • [VANITY] Is there a source which lists MSM lies? (e.g Dan Rather etc.)

    04/05/2011 5:54:01 AM PDT · by Christian Engineer Mass · 25 replies
    I am in a discussion with a friend from Africa about current events in Africa. He wants to believe the MSM version of events. I have sent him links where ElBaradei is shown to be extreme, where Libya is shown to be no different from Iraq, and most recently yesterday a link where 1000 Christians have been slaughtered in the Ivory Coast. His response is essentially that those links are not from the MSM, so he won't believe them. I want a resource that shows clearly, dispassionately, the proven lies of the MSM.
  • Bachmann: 'Isn't For Me To State' Whether Obama Is A Citizen

    02/17/2011 9:45:34 AM PST · by kristinn · 69 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | Thursday, February 17, 2011 | Eric Kleefeld
    SNIP During the interview with Stephanopoulos, Bachmann was asked whether she believed Obama is a Christian and a citizen of the United States. Bachmann: Well that isn't for me to state, that is for the president to state. And I think that the president makes-- Stephanopoulos: Do you believe it? Bachmann: When the president makes his statements I think they need to stand for their own. Stephanopoulos: But he has said it very clearly, I'm just asking if you believe it. Bachmann: Well I think we should take the president at his word. (Video of interview at source link.)
  • CNN's King: I'm out-Foxed (Admits Palin not wanting to do interviews is based a lie)

    02/08/2011 3:27:04 PM PST · by unseen1 · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/08/2011 | ANDY BARR
    CNN’s John King acknowledged last night that his network has a “Fox problem,” complaining that CNN gets little access to the expected GOP presidential field. Introducing a quick interview with Newt Gingrich the CNN host was able to land over the weekend in Simi Valley, King said flatly: “When it comes to covering the early maneuverings of the 2012 presidential race, we at CNN have what I'll call ‘The Fox problem.’” Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich – all possible candidates, all contractual contributors to Fox News — so they're not supposed to sit down for interviews with CNN,” he...
  • Palin retreat? She's reloading (Politico updates, offers no apology for weak sourced Palin hit-job)

    01/30/2011 7:13:00 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 9 replies
    Pollutico ^ | Sunday January 30, 2011 | Andy Barr
    Palin’s firing back after a Nevada newspaper reported she put a muzzle on her trademark "Don't retreat, reload!!" phrase in the wake of Rep. Giffords's shooting. -Snip- "The governor actually did use the phrase 'Don't retreat, reload,'" Mansour told POLITICO in an email. "She also said, 'Don't retreat, stand tall.'" "Her father, Chuck Heath, was present at the speech yesterday, and the crowd cheered when she pointed to her Dad and repeated this favorite saying of his," the aide added.
  • I'm tired of hearing some people, even from FR say that we need to "rise above the fray"!

    01/22/2011 10:24:53 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 299 replies
    Saturday January 22, 2011
    I'm sick and tire some on our side buying into the myth that if we just "rise above the fray" from attacks that are scurrilous and baseless that we will somehow win the arguments against us! That's pure bull! We are playing right into the hands of the MSM and liberals when we act civil and honorable "according to their rules of acting civil and honorable" which is to shut up and sit down about conservatism and not fight back. The only kind of people that the left and MSM consider honorable are people like Bob Dole and John McCain...
  • Dem Pollster - Palin Down 10% To Obama, Romney Even

    01/20/2011 6:12:46 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 67 replies
    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion ^ | 1/19/11 | William A. Jacobson
    To read some of the reviews telling Sarah Palin it's over as to any hope of winning a general election, you would think she would be down in the polls versus Obama by an enormous margin, particularly if a poll were taken in the days after the Tucson shooting when the media was in full blame mode tying Palin's electoral map to the shooting. But if this poll conducted January 9-12 by Greenberg Quinlin Rosner, a Democratic polling firm, for Democracy Corps is accurate, Palin is down 10% among voters and 6% among people who vote in 2010:
  • The Left's History Of Violence

    01/12/2011 12:39:08 PM PST · by freespirited · 32 replies
    Human Events ^ | 01/12/11 | Daniel Flynn
    The surest way to become a folk hero on the Hard Left is to kill a human being. As Mumia Abu-Jamal, Joe Hill and Huey Newton could have attested, murder trumps even treason for establishing radical credentials. You certainly don’t get invitations to deliver commencement addresses, become the subject of folk songs, or hang with the likes of Marlon Brando and Jane Fonda by protesting a traffic ticket. Taking the life of another person elevates a radical to cause celebre status like nothing else can. So why all the carping about “violent rhetoric” from people wearing “Che” T-shirts and imploring...
  • Conservatives push back against liberal attacks [Good stuff here]

    01/09/2011 7:08:16 PM PST · by freespirited · 86 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/09/11 | David Mark and Keach Hagey
    On the day of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting, liberals went on the offensive, suggesting that overheated conservative rhetoric contributed to the Arizona attack. On Sunday, conservatives pushed back – arguing that attempts to politicize the event were unfair, crass and therefore likely to backfire. “It should not be, but the media, under the guise of ‘a full exposition’ of the evil in Arizona, is back to subtly and not so subtly pinning the blame for the attempted assassination of the congresswoman and the related shootings on the tea party movement, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, me, you, and everyone...
  • CBS Airs Hoax Cover of Bush Memoir

    12/22/2010 1:52:08 PM PST · by Robwin · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/22/10 | Fox News
    "CBS News aired a fake cover of former President George W. Bush's memoir over the weekend, after a staffer apparently got duped by a hoax image floating around the Internet...The title of the Bush book read: "Desision Points ... How I Managed to Go Eight Years Without Making One Good Decision." Save for the title and subtitle, the cover image looked similar to that of the real book, "Decision Points."
  • Ex-President George W. Bush rips wisdom of Barack Obama, Sarah Palin and John McCain to friends

    11/05/2010 3:09:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 362 replies
    Ex-President George W. Bush rips wisdom of Barack Obama, Sarah Palin and John McCain to friends WASHINGTON - Two years of retirement haven't dulled George W. Bush's political zest - and President Obama and Sarah Palin are among his under-the-radar targets. The 43rd President has told friends the ex-Alaska governor isn't qualified to be President and criticizes Arizona Sen. John McCain for putting Palin on the 2008 GOP ticket and handing her a national platform. "Naming Palin makes Bush think less of McCain as a man," a Republican official familiar with Bush's thinking told the Daily News. "He thinks McCain...
  • Anatomy of an Anti-Palin Hoax (Bristol/Levi reality show came from Blogger)

    07/19/2010 7:51:53 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies · 1+ views
    AmSpecBlog ^ | Monday July 19, 2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    OK, so what's going on here? Why would the New York Post print a story stating as a fact that Sarah Palin's daughter was pitching a TV show without bothering to get confirmation from any of the alleged stars of such a show? They certainly must have trusted their sources. And who would those sources be? One online commenter said of their reunion, "When you have no way to come up with $1,700 a month in child support . . . and there aren't any other jobs out there . . . options are limited." Hmmm. "One online commenter"? Better...
  • Brown Framed?

    01/14/2010 11:12:39 AM PST · by freespirited · 14 replies · 1,544+ views
    TPM ^ | 01/14/10 | Josh Marshall
    Sheesh, what has the world come to if you can't trust the Boston Globe? Over the last day or so, we've been reporting how Mass GOP senate candidate Scott Brown said he was unfamiliar with the "Tea Party Movement", notwithstanding their campaigning for him and now lots of photos and video of his addressing Tea Party events. But it seems like the original report in the Boston Globe was just wrong, or at least way overwritten. The Brown campaign has now provided us with the audio of the exchange the report was based on. And as is often the case,...
  • Bush's Guard Service

    08/28/2009 5:23:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 3,129+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 28, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Media Bias: Veteran reporter, author and commentator Bernard Goldberg reports that when CBS News did its fake National Guard story on George W. Bush avoiding service in Vietnam, it knew it was a lie.It's a liberal urban legend that Bush used the influence of his father and his father's friends to land a cushy position in the Texas National Guard to avoid service in Vietnam. The Democrats would run John Kerry as a hero in the war, and CBS News was all too eager to help with Mary Mapes producing a "60 Minutes II" segment in September 2004 charging exactly...
  • FNC: Bush Volunteered for Vietnam, CBS's Mapes Knowingly Omitted from Story

    08/26/2009 7:56:27 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 57 replies · 2,552+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | August 25, 2009 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday, FNC's The O'Reilly Factor hosted FNC analyst Bernard Goldberg as the former CBS News correspondent highlighted a story recently posted on his Web site, BernardGoldberg.com, in which he complains of how little mainstream media attention was given to the fact that former President George W. Bush had volunteered to go to Vietnam as part of his service in the Texas Air National Guard, but that he was turned down because other pilots were more experienced, and that CBS News producer Mary Mapes, even though she knew this part of the story before the report aired, did not include...
  • EXCLUSIVE: CINDY MCCAIN'S SECRET LOVER REVEALED [Why can't the msm leave the mccain's alone?]

    11/20/2008 8:10:12 PM PST · by machogirl · 68 replies · 2,906+ views
    national enquirer ^ | today? | national enquirer crap
    EXCLUSIVE: CINDY MCCAIN'S SECRET LOVER REVEALED Photo by: Splash News Online The ENQUIRER's bombshell revelation of the man that insiders say Cindy's been canoodling behind J-Mac's back! We now reveal the true identity of the man in the ENQUIRER photos that sources say show John McCain's wife, Cindy, lip locking a man. The sources now reveal the "mystery man" as Dino Castelli, 56, a used car dealer! Not only that but Cindy prolonged her steamy three-year fling with Dino even while John McCain was running for president, sources told The ENQUIRER. Cindy's and Dino had been meeting at Cindy's Phoenix,...
  • That huge voter turnout? Didn't happen

    11/09/2008 3:09:35 PM PST · by pissant · 20 replies · 267+ views
    Ploitico ^ | 11/8/08 | Paul Kuhn
    Despite widespread predictions of record turnout in this year’s presidential election, roughly the same portion of eligible voters cast ballots in 2008 as in 2004. Between 60.7 percent and 61.7 percent of the 208.3 million eligible voters cast ballots this year, compared with 60.6 percent of those eligible in 2004, according to a voting analysis by American University political scientist Curtis Gans, an authority on voter turnout. He estimated that between 126.5 million and 128.5 million eligible voters cast ballots this year, versus 122.3 million four years ago. Gans said the gross number of ballots cast in 2008 was the...
  • No One Ever Said 'Kill Him' About Obama

    10/14/2008 10:25:16 AM PDT · by pissant · 38 replies · 2,159+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/14/08 | Mary Katherine Ham
    A look back at the original language used by Palin at the rally in question makes it nearly impossible for the exclamation to be misunderstood as an attack on Obama unless you happen to be a MSM member just dying to think the worst of the Right. Here's the original account from the Washington Post of the Florida rally by Dana Milbank: "And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, 'launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,'" she continued. "Boooo!" the crowd...
  • Newsweek issues correction on Palin social issues story

    09/16/2008 6:10:46 PM PDT · by pissant · 26 replies · 300+ views
    WThrockmorton.com ^ | 9/16/08 | staff
    Katie Paul at Newsweek alerted me that Newsweek printed a correction to their story claiming that Palin cut funding for teen mothers and the state WIC program. I blogged about it here and had extensive conversations with Alaska officials about the claims. Ms. Paul was also diligent to work with Alaska officials to correct the story once I made her aware of the facts. Here is the correction (at the end of page 2): Clarification (updated Sept. 11, 2008) : A number of readers have challenged the assertion in this story that Gov. Palin “cut by 20 percent the funding...
  • Correction: Homeless Veterans

    11/19/2007 9:54:28 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 168+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/19/7
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a Nov. 7 story about homeless veterans, The Associated Press, relying on figures from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, gave an incorrect estimate of 495,400 veterans who were homeless at some point during 2006. Lowering its estimate, the alliance now says that 336,627 . . .
  • DiCaprio "Not Inspired" by 2008 U.S. Presidential Hopefuls (Barf alert)

    08/10/2007 1:37:30 PM PDT · by Hazzardgate · 63 replies · 1,055+ views
    IMDB.com ^ | 10 August 2007 | IMDB
    Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has decided not to campaign for any of the 2008 U.S. presidential candidates, because none of the politicians in the running "inspire" him. The Blood Diamond star, 32, was a staunch advocate of Democratic hopeful Senator John Kerry during 2004's presidential election and even traveled across 14 states to rally support and raise funds for him. But DiCaprio admits the frontrunners for 2008's election - Democratic candidates Senator Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and Republican Ron Paul - have yet to catch his attention with their environmental policies. He says, "I'm still on the fence about it,...
  • Strykers face barrage of enemy fire, lose 2 vehicles.....(Dozens of terrorist killed)

    03/15/2007 11:57:18 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 56 replies · 2,161+ views
    IHT ^ | 3/15/2007 | AP
    BAQOUBA, Iraq: Dozens of U.S. Stryker combat vehicles roared into Baqouba at sunrise. The enemy was ready. As the dawn call-to-prayer fell silent, the streets blazed with insurgent fire. Within minutes of the start of their first mission in volatile Diyala province Wednesday a voice crackled across the radio: "Catastrophic kill, with casualties." Inside the rear of one Stryker, soldiers shushed one another and leaned closer to the radio. They all knew what it meant. A U.S. vehicle had been lost to enemy fire. Nearly 100 Strykers were called north from Baghdad into the province and its capital to try...
  • Judge: Woman Burned By Candle Can Sue Archdiocese

    03/14/2007 8:40:13 PM PDT · by siunevada · 37 replies · 837+ views
    cbs2,com ^ | March 14, 2007
    (CBS) LOS ANGELES A woman severely burned when her skirt caught fire while she was praying near a statue of a Catholic saint can seek punitive damages against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a judge ruled Wednesday. Josefina Martin, then 56, suffered third-degree burns to her ankles, legs, back, arms and hands during the Oct. 16, 2005, incident in a courtyard of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Pacoima, according to her lawsuit. In January 2006, Martin and her husband, Salvador Martin, sued the archdiocese, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, Mary Immaculate Church and the manufacturer of the skirt...
  • Severe poverty in U.S. hits high

    03/02/2007 3:11:24 PM PST · by MovementConservative · 77 replies · 1,180+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 2/25/2007 | By TONY PUGH
    WASHINGTON - The percentage of poor Americans who are living in severe poverty has reached a 32-year high, millions of working Americans are falling closer to the poverty line and the gulf between the nation's "haves" and "have-nots" continues to widen. A McClatchy Newspapers analysis of the 2005 census figures, the latest available, found that nearly 16 million Americans are living in deep or severe poverty. A family of four with two children and an annual income of less than $9,903 - half the federal poverty line - was considered severely poor in 2005. So were individuals who made less...
  • Ten Years After Empire State Terror Attack, the Truth Comes Out

    02/18/2007 9:42:28 AM PST · by faq · 144 replies · 6,630+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | February 18, 2007 | Charles Johnson
    In February 1997, Palestinian English teacher Ali Abu Kamal went to the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State Building, pulled out a gun, and opened fire, killing one person and wounding six others before killing himself. Even though he carried letters ranting about the US and Israel, the media heavily promoted the story that he was despondent and suicidal after a financial loss. Today the killer’s daughter—who works for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian “refugees” (UNRWA)—admitted that this story was a complete fraud. She wants the world to know that her father was “martyred...
  • Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army's Top Medical Facility

    02/17/2007 8:05:58 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 55 replies · 2,414+ views
    Wash Post ^ | February 18, 2007 | Dana Priest and Anne Hull
    Behind the door of Army Spec. Jeremy Duncan's room, part of the wall is torn and hangs in the air, weighted down with black mold. When the wounded combat engineer stands in his shower and looks up, he can see the bathtub on the floor above through a rotted hole. The entire building, constructed between the world wars, often smells like greasy carry-out. Signs of neglect are everywhere: mouse droppings, belly-up cockroaches, stained carpets, cheap mattresses. This is the world of Building 18, not the kind of place where Duncan expected to recover when he was evacuated to Walter Reed...
  • Giuliani Continues to Lead Clinton, Gore (New Rasmussn Poll)

    12/21/2006 11:58:01 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 279 replies · 3,055+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 12/21/06
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) continues to hold a narrow lead over Senator Hillary Clinton (D) and former Vice President Al Gore (D) in early Election 2008 polling. Giuliani leads Clinton 47% to 43% in the latest poll. That’s very similar to the 48% to 43% lead he enjoyed in late November. When matched against Gore, Giuliani now leads 46% to 43%. In November, he also enjoyed a three-point lead over the Democrats’ Election 2000 candidate.Against either Democrat, Giuliani leads among men but trails among women. The two Democrats lead among voters under 30, but trail among...
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq Being Wiped Out (strangely, not reported by MSM)

    06/16/2006 7:48:00 AM PDT · by pabianice · 61 replies · 2,616+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 6/17/06
    June 16, 2006: Al Qaeda in Iraq has been virtually wiped out by the loss of an address book. The death of al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi was not as important as the capture of his address book and other planning documents in the wake of the June 7th bombing. U.S. troops are trained to quickly search for names and addresses when they stage a raid, pass that data on to a special intelligence cell, which then quickly sorts out which of the addresses should be raided immediately, before the enemy there can be warned that their identity...
  • Haditha:When A Picture Cannot Tell The Whole Story

    06/13/2006 6:58:10 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 31 replies · 1,073+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/13/06 | Clarice Feldman
    I have no inside knowledge of what happened in Haditha, of course, but I can examine media stories for sourcing and quality of reporting. When the reports in Time Magazine and others are subjected to close scrutiny, there is much less solid evidence than one would expect a major media enterprise would require before making sensational charges against our military in wartime. All the more reason to presume the Marines’ innocence until proven guilty, and to read with suspicion reports that condemn Kilo Company’s actions in Haditha.
  • Marine Says Rules Were Followed [Haditha]

    06/10/2006 7:14:36 PM PDT · by saquin · 249 replies · 3,906+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/11/06 | Josh White
    A sergeant who led a squad of Marines during the incident in Haditha, Iraq, that left as many as 24 civilians dead said his unit did not intentionally target any civilians, followed military rules of engagement and never tried to cover up the shootings, his lawyer said. Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich, 26, told his attorney that several civilians were killed Nov. 19 when his squad went after insurgents who were firing at them from inside a house. [...] A corporal with the unit leaned over to Wuterich and said he saw the shots coming from a specific house, and...
  • Time’s “Corrections” About Haditha

    06/09/2006 10:41:37 AM PDT · by Sam Hill · 105 replies · 5,065+ views
    Time/Sweetness & Light ^ | June 9, 2006 | N/A
    This is a now all too familiar pattern with our one party media.The following "corrections" have been added to the very bottom of Time's two blockbuster exclusives on Haditha in their current online versions: Collateral Damage or Civilian Massacre in Haditha?Last November, U.S. Marines killed 15 Iraqi civilians in their homes. Was it self-defense, an accident or cold-blooded revenge? A Time exclusiveBy TIM MCGIRK / BAGHDADSunday, Mar. 19, 2006In the original version of this story, TIME reported that "a day after the incident, a Haditha journalism student videotaped the scene at the local morgue and at the homes where the...