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  • The Worst Fox News-Google Debate Moment: Audience Boos a Gay Soldier

    09/23/2011 12:19:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 165 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 23, 2011 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    The last three GOP presidential primary debates have been nearly as notable for the actions of audience-members as for the candidates who appeared before them. In California at the MSNBC-Politico debate at the Reagan library, the audience applauded mention of the high number of executions in Texas and Rick Perry's defense of the death penalty. "If you come into our state and you kill one of our children, you kill a police officer, you're involved with another crime and you kill one of our citizens, you will face the ultimate justice in the state of Texas, and that is...
  • OBAMA WAVES IN GROUP PHOTO: A BREACH OF DIPLOMATIC PROTOCOL?

    09/21/2011 10:47:50 AM PDT · by mr_griz · 84 replies
    Barack Obama joins Open Government Partnership for group photo Rich Shulman writes I don't know much about diplomatic protocols, but I would guess that waving during the group photo is something to avoid.
  • Controversial Book 'The Way' Imagines Jesus as a Woman

    09/08/2011 3:08:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/06/2011 | Jeff Schapiro
    Jesus Christ is considered the most important and central figure in all of history for many. Yet in her debut novel, Kristen Wolf turns the biblical portrayal of the Messiah on its head by portraying Jesus as a woman. The Way, which was released in July but is noted in the September 2011 issue of The Oprah Magazine as a “Title to Pick Up Now,” transports its readers back to ancient Palestine where a young girl, Anna, struggles to comprehend her purpose in a male-dominated society. After she witnesses the brutal murder of a woman in her town, and her...
  • Obama Set to Give Jobs Speech on Same Night as GOP Debate

    08/31/2011 12:31:03 PM PDT · by icanhasbailout · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 31, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    President Obama on Wednesday pulled rank on the Republican presidential candidates, announcing a key jobs speech next week on the same night as a GOP 2012 primary debate in California. The two-hour debate, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, was supposed to start at 8 p.m. on Sept. 7. In his letter to congressional leaders Wednesday, Obama requested to speak before a joint session of Congress at the very same time. ... The White House insisted the timing was coincidental. Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters there were many scheduling "considerations" and suggested the president has no interest in detracting...
  • Obama to Detroit: "You Can't Just Make Money on SUVs and Trucks"

    08/22/2011 3:16:55 AM PDT · by Son House · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | August 16, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's TheHill.com. "Obama to Automakers." This is interesting. "The country’s automakers should ditch their focus on SUVs and trucks in favor of smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles, President Obama said Monday." President Obama, who, as we all know, has had vast experience as the owner of an automobile company, a man who's worked the assembly line, he's worked the showroom floor, he's been in the design control center, he knows everything there is about the automobile business. Obama said during a town hall forum in Cannon Falls, Minn, "You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks. There is a...
  • NO, CHELY WRIGHT DID NOT GET MARRIED IN CONNECTICUT THIS WEEKEND

    08/21/2011 12:06:12 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 25 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 21, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    News reports on August 20, 2011 A.D. said that country singer Chely Wright was married to her girlfriend, Lauren Blitzer, at the bride’s – well, one of the brides’ – aunt’s house, because Connecticut allows gay marriage. So, if your source for the news is a marriage license duly issued by a government bureaucrat, or a People Magazine article online, then you can be forgiven for believing the story. It’s certainly likely that many of the two hundred guests believe it. But that doesn’t make it so. Now, I’m a huge fan of Chely Wright, as are most country music...
  • President Deflects Criticism of Birthday Bash

    08/07/2011 11:48:15 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 5 August 2011 | John Semmens
    Critics who suggest that his extraordinarily expensive 50th birthday party celebration might be inappropriate given the current state of the economy were brushed off by President Obama. “First of all, as we’ve been saying for the last two years, spending is what stimulates the economy,” Obama pointed out. “The more everyone spends, the better off we’ll all be.” “Second, I don’t think the American people want to see their President suffer,” Obama went on. “I reject the idea that ‘misery loves company’ and I believe that most Americans do too. They are humble enough to gain vicarious pleasure from knowing...
  • Facebook and Twitter creating vain self-obsessed people with child-like need for feedback

    07/30/2011 7:40:57 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 100 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 30th July 2011 | Sarah Harris
    Facebook and Twitter have created a generation obsessed with themselves, who have short attention spans and a childlike desire for constant feedback on their lives, a top scientist believes. Baroness Greenfield, professor of pharmacology at Oxford University, believes the growth of internet 'friendships' could effectively 'rewire' the brain. This can result in reduced concentration, a need for instant gratification and poor non-verbal skills, such as the ability to make eye contact during conversations. Baroness Greenfield, former director of research body the Royal Institution, said: 'What concerns me is the banality of so much that goes out on Twitter. 'Why should...
  • I Want to Thank Rep. Nancy Pelosi

    07/28/2011 2:11:06 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    July 28, 2011 | vanity
    I want to thank Representative Nancy Pelosi for standing up and reminding Americans that the ethical core and the psychological heart of a progressive is to be a preening narcissist, camouflaged as a social redeemer. Thank you Rep. Nancy Pelosi for standing in front of the cameras and telling Americans and the world that Republicans, who say they want to cut government spending, are liars. Because it drives home the reality that you have burdened generations of Americans with an unaffordable health bill. You spoke forcefully to the cameras warning America that the Right wants to destroy food safety, clean...
  • The Spiteful President Obama

    07/19/2011 8:40:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 29 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-19-11 | Vince
    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but the man is quite exceptional. Coming from a broken home, he grew up and graduated from Columbia University and went on to earn a law degree at Harvard. Both schools are amongst the most challenging to get into in the country. Not only that, he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and taught at the University of Chicago law school. Looking at his life one has to marvel at the various points where he might have run into trouble that could have derailed his career but didn’t. The most obvious...
  • Less Academics(but not diversity programs), More Narcissism

    07/15/2011 4:36:22 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 8 replies
    City Journal ^ | 7/14/2011 | Heather MacDonald
    The University of California is cutting back on many things, but not useless diversity programs. California’s budget crisis has reduced the University of California to near-penury, claim its spokesmen. “Our campuses and the UC Office of the President already have cut to the bone,” the university system’s vice president for budget and capital resources warned earlier this month, in advance of this week’s meeting of the university’s regents. Well, not exactly to the bone. Even as UC campuses jettison entire degree programs and lose faculty to competing universities, one fiefdom has remained virtually sacrosanct: the diversity machine. Not only have...
  • When a gay minister moved to a small Southern town (Presbyterian)

    07/05/2011 3:59:07 AM PDT · by Cronos · 126 replies
    Courier Journal ^ | 5 July 2011 | Brett Webb-Mitchel
    As an out Presbyterian preacher, I'd experienced prejudice before. But nothing like what I faced in North CarolinaI was reading "Home in Henderson" -- the unofficial city website for a small town in North Carolina where I had recently moved to preach -- when I came across the blog entry. It was posted under the pseudonym "Church Reporter." "A friend that attends the First Presbyterian Church told me to do a Google search on their new minister Brett Webb-Mitchell," the entry began. "Having done so, I have only three comments to make on the pastor selection: 1. Who is responsible...
  • Obama: It's Kids Versus Corporate Jets on Debt-Ceiling Talks

    06/29/2011 10:58:54 AM PDT · by kristinn · 32 replies · 1+ views
    The National Journal ^ | Wednesday, June 29, 2011 | Ron Fournier
    Kids versus Corporate jets. If President Obama's news conference accomplished anything on Wednesday afternoon, it underscored, in striking tones, his strategy for winning the debt ceiling fight with Republicans: Make it a clash of classes. Rich versus Poor. Us versus Them. Those who supports children, food safety, medical research and, presumably, puppies and apple pie versus the rich fat cats who don't. In Obama's world, Democrats are for kids and Republicans are for corporate jets. That is a sharp distinction that could help put the GOP on defensive, but it may not be enough to persuade Republicans to change their...
  • A Nation of Narcissists

    06/19/2011 11:04:41 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 20 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 06-20-11 | stolinsky
      A Nation of Narcissists David C. Stolinsky June 20, 2011 “How to find yourself” gives 94,600,000 hits on Google.− News item The self is not something one finds; it is something one creates.− Thomas Szasz Narcissistic personality disorder, which is characterized by an exaggerated sense of self-importance and the need for constant attention, has been eliminated from the new manual of mental disorders. Narcissism has become so common that it is no longer considered abnormal. But common is not the same as good, or even tolerable. Childish narcissists. This morning I listened to the Dennis Prager Show. The...
  • In a switch, GOP's Michele Bachmann talks of empathy

    06/16/2011 6:25:06 PM PDT · by rob777 · 67 replies · 2+ views
    Politics Now ^ | June 16, 2011 | James Oliphant
    In her first televised interview since declaring her presidential candidacy, Michele Bachmann accused President Obama of having a “shocking" lack of empathy toward Americans victimized by the struggling economy. “I talk to people. I care about people,” the Minnesota Republican told Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity Wednesday evening. “The president has no understanding of what is happening in real people's lives.”
  • Obama, Israel, and the Politics of Narcissism

    05/25/2011 9:37:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 25, 2011 | Abraham H. Miller
        President Obama’s much publicized speech (May 19, 2011) to the Arab world created a new dimension in presidential character — the passive narcissist. Seldom, if ever, has any president been so infatuated with his own words at the expense of realityWith the American dollar on a downward spiral, the president now promises billions of dollars to the so called “Arab democracy movement.” Calling something a “democracy movement” doesn’t make it so. Straining the financial resources of the nation for the chimera of democracy does not enhance our national security.In Libya, the democracy movement is run by Gitmo alumni tied...
  • White House shuts out (Boston) Herald scribe

    05/18/2011 3:28:46 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 64 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 18, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news “fairly.” “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich wrote in response to a Herald request for full access to the presidential visit. “My point about the op-ed was not that you ran...
  • Obama mocks Republican position on immigration

    05/10/2011 1:27:47 PM PDT · by Justaham · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5-10-11 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ERICA WERNER
    Delving anew into an explosive issue, President Barack Obama stood near the border with Mexico on Tuesday and declared it more secure than ever, trying to build pressure on Republicans to take on a comprehensive immigration overhaul—and eagerly working to show vital Hispanic voters that he is not the one standing in the way. Countering Republican calls to focus on border security before moving to a comprehensive overhaul, Obama said their demands have been more than met by his administration but "they'll never be satisfied." He boasted of increasing border patrol agents, nearing completion of a border fence, and screening...
  • Obama: I Was 'As Active in Planning OBL Mission As Any Other Project During My Presidency'

    05/08/2011 6:56:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 8, 2011 | Noah Davis
    60 Minutes aired the interview Steve Kroft conducted with President Obama on Wednesday at the White House in which the Commander-in-Chief discussed the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden. "I felt very strongly there was a strategic imperative to go after him," the President said even though he admitted they had no photograph and no direct evidence of bin Laden's presence. The President also said he was "about as active as any project that I've been involved with since I've been President... I was not involved with designing the initial plan but each iteration they'd bring to me, make...
  • Woman's "loud sex noises" lead to her arrest (Prominent Atheist, In Front of 10-year-Old)

    05/06/2011 1:00:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    NBC2 ^ | May 05, 2011
    A prominent Florida atheist activist has been charged with verbally simulating sex in the presence of a 10-year-old neighbor. Ellen Beth Wachs, 48, was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior. Wachs has been prominent in her opposition to prayer at public meetings and challenged the constitutionality of the sheriff donating jail basketball hoops to Polk County churches. An arrest affidavit said she was arrested following a Saturday morning dispute with a neighbor. According to the affidavit, the 10-year-old boy was playing basketball when Wachs yelled through her open bedroom window for him to stop. The boy was joined outside by...