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  • New York Times: 'Seething' Obama Has Been Let Down by CDC

    10/19/2014 6:17:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | John Nolte
    Whether it's his IRS targeting his political opponents, his NSA spying on journalists, his EPA blowing an oil spill, his HHS fumbling a Website designed to sell only one product (ObamaCare), or his CDC proving itself so inept you wonder if anyone there has even bothered to see the movie "Outbreak," President Obama's Palace Guards in the mainstream media are always there to assure us the President is very, Very, VERY angry and disappointed. As though the guy in charge is the helpless one, the real victim. With the federal government's unforgivable mishandling of Ebola threatening to finally consume his...
  • The New York Times and Israel (again)‎

    10/17/2014 11:16:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 10-17-14 | Elliott Abrams
    Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This piece is reprinted with permission and can be found on Abrams' blog "Pressure Points" here. The New York Times, whose hostility to Israel is visible in both its news and its editorial ‎pages, was at it again this week. In an editorial (about the symbolic vote in the U.K. ‎parliament backing Palestinian statehood) titled "A British Message to Israel," The ‎Times's editorial board unloaded yet again with a barrage of advice, opinion -- and untruths.‎ Here are some of the key words:‎ "The...
  • Insiders Blame Rove for Covering Up Iraqs Real WMD

    10/16/2014 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 16, 2014 | by Eli Lake
    Theres one man, some Republicans say, who kept the public from learning about the chemical shells littered around the Iraqi battlefield. He was Bush's most important political adviser. Starting in 2004, some members of the George W. Bush administration and Republican lawmakers began to find evidence of discarded chemical weapons in Iraq. But when the information was brought up with the White House, senior adviser Karl Rove told them to let these sleeping dogs lie. The issue of Iraqs WMD remnant was suddenly thrust back into the fore this week, with a blockbuster New York Times report accusing the Bush...
  • NEW YORK TIMES BANS ISRAELIS FROM IRAN VACATION TOUR [ they ask you not admit being gay ]

    10/15/2014 2:38:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 15,2014
    No one with an Israeli visa in their passport is welcome on a New York Times-sponsored tour of Iran, part of its luxury line of Times Journeys. Although the tour includes a stop in Hamadan, where travelers will be able to explore the biblical tomb of Ester and Mordechai, regarded as the most important pilgrimage site for the Jewish community in Iran, Israelis dont qualify. According to the New York-based Algemeiner Journal, representatives of the tour stated on the phone that anyone with a page in their passport with an Israeli visa will be declined. Representatives also suggested that travelers...
  • NYT Accidentally Admits Iraq Had W.M.D. And Denies It At The Same Time

    10/15/2014 6:35:30 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 23 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/15/14 | Steve Berman
    TheNew York Timeshas the rather annoying problem of having to make actual facts fit their confirmation bias. By making journalistic pretzels of Iraqs weapons of mass destruction, theyve backed into the fact that W.M.D.s really did exist in Saddams Iraq, despite their protestations. In 2004, an NYT public apologydeclaredTo anyone who read the paper between September 2002 and June 2003, the impression that Saddam Husseinpossessed, or was acquiring, a frightening arsenal of W.M.D. seemed unmistakable.Except, of course, it appears to have been mistaken.[emphasis mine] Ten years later, above the fold The Secret Casualties of Iraqs Abandoned Chemical Weapons dances like...
  • David Brooks 'Applauds' GOP for Doing 'Absolutely the Right Thing' By Letting Go Gay Marriage Issue

    10/11/2014 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10/10/2014 | Staff
    Friday on PBS's "News Hour," syndicated columnist Mark Shields pointed out, "among young Republicans, 61 percent of Republicans -- young Republicans under the age of 30 are in favor of same sex marriage." New York Times columnist David Brooks "applauded," the GOP for "doing absolutely the right thing in withdrawing" and letting the country have its way. Brooks said "I sort of applaud the minimalism here. Sometimes you let the country have its way and you don't try to determine the shape of the country, you sort of modestly step back and let the country figure out what it believes....
  • Thomas Friedman Would Rather Understand ISIS through Batman than the Koran

    10/09/2014 9:43:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/09/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Holy Mustache, Batman! How can you tell when Thomas Friedman has given up and stopped bothering? Is there even a way to tell when a man who tried to turn global flattening into a thing has just given up?Friedman just wrote an article half of which consists of Batman quotes. The rest is his usual mix of random drivel, references to Fukuyama and staged wisdom. It’s why Orit Perlov, an Israeli expert on Arab social networks, keeps telling me that since I can’t visit the Islamic State, which is known as ISIS, and interview its leaders, the next best...
  • City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger was with ex-con boyfriend during 2011 drug arrest ( NYC )

    10/11/2014 7:22:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 10, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    As rumors swirled that Noerdlinger would resign amid disclosures, de Blasio spokesman Phil Walzak released a statement late Friday afternoon praising Noerdlinger as 'a valued member of our team.' Another day, another embarrassing revelation about top City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger. And after nearly 10 hours of silence, another vow of support by Mayor de Blasio for his embattled appointee, a former top confidante of the Rev. Al Sharpton. The new disclosures concern an incident on Aug. 27, 2011, in Edgewater, N.J., when a cop spotted Hassaun McFarlan, Noerdlingers ex-con boyfriend, driving her Mercedes-Benz into oncoming traffic. ... McFarlan was...
  • Op-Ed: The New York Times Again In Cuckoo-Land (antisemitism)

    10/10/2014 12:18:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:28 PM | Jack Engelhard
    The good news is that The New York Times has to dump another hundred reporters. The bad news is that Tom Friedman is still on the beat. But the paper, constantly eyeing Der Sturmer for inspiration, keeps losing readers in droves. People have begun to catch on. Theyre catching on to what Ive been saying for years, that The New York Times is the most anti-Semitic newspaper in the entire world. [] Todays op-ed needle comes from yet another scoffer named Roger Cohenor is this the same dunce who appears time and again? I dont know. [] So whats the...
  • Sick liberals worry about pedophile Civil Rights; do they because they hate children?

    10/09/2014 8:56:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/9/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The New York Times knows no boundaries in its quest to be the most anti-American outlet in an already very anti-American national media. This story sounds like something that came from The Onion, but sadly it is true. The New York Times has editorialized in favor of the Civil Rights of pedophiles yes pedophiles! The Times wrings its dainty little hands and bemoans the nations tough anti-pedophile laws as unfair to pedophiles. A mouth breathing mutant named Margo Kaplan, of course a former American Civil Liberties Union lawyer, who is now an assistant professor at Rutgers University is quoted...
  • Will Cities Turn Texas Purple?

    10/07/2014 1:28:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 6, 2014 | Richard Parker
    AUSTIN, Tex. FOR most of a long, hot summer, Wendy Daviss campaign for governor here resembled a cowboy lost in the desert horseless, stumbling and finally just left for dead in the remorseless Texas heat. Despite a strong national profile, she trailed her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, sometimes by double digits. Among the experts, a conventional wisdom set in: Ms. Davis cant win, Republicans cant lose and Texas wont change. Yet as summer has turned to fall, Ms. Davis has entered new territory: Last week a poll by the Texas Lyceum, a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution,...
  • It's Not Unnatural for Republicans to Want the President Protected

    10/07/2014 5:15:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Michael Barone
    "Even opposition lawmakers who have spent the last six years fighting his every initiative have expressed deep worry for his security." So wrote the New York Times' Peter Baker in the lead paragraph of a story on the congressional hearing on the Secret Service. Baker is an excellent reporter and a good writer, and so it's useful to consider the implications of his framing of the story. And let's leave aside his hyperbole about Republicans opposition "every initiative" -- some presidential initiatives are uncontroversial and widely supported -- and look at that word "even." Contained within that word and in...
  • In Secret Service, Some Blacks See a Flawed Shield for the President

    10/03/2014 4:57:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obamas safety. Why, she asked, wasnt he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this weeks resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. It is something that is widespread in...
  • Some Blacks See Secret Service as Flawed Shield for the President

    10/04/2014 1:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | Peter Baker
    Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obamas safety. Why, she asked, wasnt he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this weeks resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. It is something that is widespread in black circles,...
  • The Neocon Moment

    10/01/2014 11:12:06 AM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Commentary ^ | October 1, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    If I were a libertarian, Id want my money back. No less an authority than the New York Times proclaimed the dawn of a libertarian moment, and the moment lasted a single month. There was no time to savor it. On August 7, when the journalist Robert Draper aired libertarians views favorably in a cover story in the papers Sunday magazine, advocates of a noninterventionist foreign policy surely felt vindicated. Draper declared that America was abandoning its role as guarantor of international security and embracing same-sex marriage and pot. No longer would the electorate be limited to Republicans and Democrats,...
  • N.Y. Times to eliminate 100 newsroom jobs

    10/01/2014 9:54:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/1/14 | DYLAN BYERS
    The New York Times has announced that it will eliminate roughly 100 jobs from its newsroom through buyouts and, if need be, layoffs. The cuts, announced Wednesday by Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and chief executive Mark Thompson, are part of the Times' larger effort to stem costs and restructure for a more digital future. The Times has already eliminated at least 230 newsroom positions since 2008, even as it continues to staff up on the digital and development side. The new cutbacks should leave the Times with roughly 1,200 newsroom staff. The job losses are necessary to control our...
  • New York Times does factually wrong hit piece on cancer stricken Toronto mayor

    09/24/2014 7:48:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/24/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    That a major newspaper in another country would paint the severely ill Ford in such a negative light goes beyond anything the anti-Ford media in Toronto has done New York Times does factually wrong hit piece on cancer stricken Toronto mayor Since Robert Bruce Ford was first elected as a city councillor back in 2000, the elite left wing media had it in for him. Even before Ford became enmeshed in drug and booze-fueled scandals, Fords fiscal conservatism and concern over how tax money was spent, was too much for them. On top of that he was uncouth, mouthed off...
  • THE LIST: EVERY JOURNALIST IN THE GAMEJOURNOPROS GROUP REVEALED

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • The New Conservative Love Affair With Canada

    09/20/2014 7:33:03 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/19/2014 | Josh Barro
    Theres a great deal of truth to the conservative praise for Canada. Its fiscal choices have shown how a country can maintain a strong social safety net while taxing and spending efficiently and encouraging private investment. Openness to trade and skilled immigration have made Canada an attractive place to invest; perhaps too attractive for some, given the dizzying way Chinese investment has driven up housing prices in Vancouver. But there are two big caveats to the conservative case for Canada. First, the offsets. The things conservatives love about Canada are closely linked to the things they hate most about Canada,...
  • Hows that Opposite World Working Out For You?

    09/14/2014 7:10:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-14-2014 | MOTUS
    When your entire foreign policy has been based on asking what would Bush do? and pursuing the opposite, the recent turn of events must be fundamentally unsettling.One of them knows what the other doesnt Mr. Obamas fixation on not being Bush is the only thing the Obama team knows or understands. It is also keeping them from being able (or willing) to admit the truth about a world spiraling out of control. No matter who is standing behind a podium these days, you get the distinct feeling that no one in our federal government knows whats happening, and all their...
  • After 30 Years Of Lies, NY Times Admits Assault Weapons Are A Myth

    09/13/2014 9:27:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Bob Owens
    In a stunning op-ed released Friday, the NY Times finally admitted that assault weapons are a made-up political term fabricated by anti-gun Democrats. Op-ed writer Lois Beckett also admitted that once the term was manufactured and used to outlaw a class of weapons that dishonest anti-gun Democrats had used to con an entire nation, nothing happened.
  • NY Times: Congress displaying outrageous cowardice by letting Obama wage unsanctioned wars

    09/12/2014 7:12:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2014 | Noah Rothman
    div class="clear">Prominent Democratic and Republican lawmakers are coming out in droves demanding that the president seek congressional authorization for his new war against a new foe in a new theater. This led administration members yesterday to implausibly assert that, not only is the war on ISIS not a war, but it is merely a continuation of the counter-terror operations in which America has been engaged in since 2001 (a campaign formerly known as the War on Terror). If this seems like wobbly ground for the White House, it is. The members of The New York Times editorial board, like many...
  • The Governors Primary in New York (NY Times won't endorse Cuomo in Dem Primary)

    08/27/2014 5:22:41 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/26/2014 | NY Times Editorial Board
    More than four years ago, while announcing his campaign for governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo stood in front of the Tweed Courthouse in downtown Manhattan and said Albanys antics could make Boss Tweed blush. New York had had enough corruption, he said, and he was going to put a stop to it. Job 1 is going to be to clean up Albany, he said, and make the government work for the people. Mr. Cuomo became governor on that platform and recorded several impressive achievements, but he failed to perform Job 1. The state government remains as subservient to big...
  • NYT Op-Ed: It's a 'Moral Hazard' to Call ISIS 'Evil' or a 'Cancer'

    In a Friday op-ed which appeared in the paper's international print edition on Saturday and which can reasonably be seen as giving voice to an editorial board which wouldn't dare put their name to it, La Salle University Political Science Professor Michael Boyle strenuously objected to recent characterizations of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). We can't call ISIS "evil." We also shouldn't call them a "cancer," or "savage," or "barbaric." Oh, and the fact that George W. Bush called Al Qaeda "evildoers" is why ISIS came to be, and why our problems with radical Islam are now...
  • The Golf Address [Usually noxious Dowd slams Obama]

    08/23/2014 6:12:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 8/23/14 | Maureen Dowd
    FORE! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by ISIL. I know reporters didnt get a chance to ask questions, but I had to bounce. I had a 1 p.m. tee time at Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo...
  • NYTimes Reporter: Obama Greatest Enemy To Press Freedom In A Generation

    08/17/2014 11:10:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    President Barack Obama is no friend of press freedom, says a New York Times reporter who may be sent to jail for refusing to reveal a source. A lot of people still think this is some kind of game or signal or spin, reporter James Risen told his own paper in a profile about his plight published Saturday. They dont want to believe that Obama wants to crack down on the press and whistle-blowers. But he does. Hes the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation. Risens troubles stem from the 2006 publication of his book State of War,...
  • Dual Threat Has Mainstream Syrian Rebels Fearing Demise Facing Both ISIS Militants and Assad

    08/16/2014 3:42:02 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 3 replies
    NYT ^ | 15 Aug 14 | Anne Barnard
    BEIRUT, Lebanon Far from being depleted by its recent sweep into Iraq, the extremist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is pressing deeper into Syria, regaining territory it had lost to the mainstream Syrian insurgents just as the Syrian Army has come within five miles of encircling the insurgent-held section of Aleppo, Syrias largest city. The dual advance is on the verge of dealing a potentially fatal blow to the mainstream insurgents, leaving them besieged in the city while ISIS, a group deemed too extreme even by Al Qaeda, faces the Syrian government across a crucial front line at...
  • Peculiar: New York Times Reporters Stick Up for Hamas on Social Media, Television

    08/13/2014 9:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 12, 2014 | Clay Waters
    As a 72-hour ceasefire takes hold in Israel, New York Times Gaza-based reporters remain locked in a peculiar moral equivalency between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas bent on the nation's destruction, with reporters taking pains on social media and television to stick up for Hamas, dismissing the idea of Hamas harassment of journalists as "nonsense," and even criticizing Hillary Clinton for taking on the group.. Reporter Anne Barnard appeared on Sunday's edition of CNN's Reliable Sources, hosted by former Times colleague Brian Stelter. When Stelter asked Barnard about the "biggest misconceptions" in the coverage offered by naysayers "thousands of...
  • Lies Surrounding 'the Central Park Jogger' Case

    08/10/2014 8:58:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    Twenty-five years ago, Trisha Meilithe Central Park joggerwas a 28 year-old employee for a prestigious Manhattan investment banker when she was mercilessly beaten, raped, and left for dead by thugs. Meili lost approximately 80 percent of her blood. Her skull was fractured to the point that her one eye had popped out of its socket. On the scale of 3 to 15 that neurologists use to gauge brain functioning, Meilis was assigned a rating of 4. She spent nearly the next two weeks in a coma, with experts expecting her to die. This crime became a racially explosive issue,...
  • Obama, With Reluctance, Returns to Action in Iraq [NYT covers for the man child. Again.]

    08/09/2014 2:52:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/7/14 | Peter Baker
    In sending warplanes back into the skies over Iraq, President Obama on Thursday night found himself exactly where he did not want to be. Hoping to end the war in Iraq, Mr. Obama became the fourth president in a row to order military action in that graveyard of American ambition.... Obama made a point of reassuring a war-weary public that the president who pulled American forces out of Iraq at the end of 2011 had no intention of fighting another full-scale war there.
  • Obama on the World

    President Obama Talks to Thomas L. Friedman About Iraq, Putin and Israel ... Asked whether he should be more vigorous in pressing Israels prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Palestinian Authoritys president, Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, to reach a land-for-peace deal, the president said, it has to start with them. Prime Minister Netanyahus poll numbers are a lot higher than mine and were greatly boosted by the war in Gaza, Obama said. And so if he doesnt feel some internal pressure, then its hard to see him being able to make some very difficult compromises, including taking...
  • Obama: Bibi Too Strong in Polls to Compromise

    08/09/2014 2:44:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    U.S. President Barack Obama opined in a New York Times interview that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is too popular at the moment to make territorial compromises with the Palestinian Authority. Asked whether he should be more vigorous in pressing Netanyahu, and the Palestinian Authoritys president, Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, to reach a land-for-peace deal, Obama said that this has to start with them. Prime Minister Netanyahus poll numbers are a lot higher than mine and were greatly boosted by the war in Gaza, Obama said. And so if he doesnt feel some internal pressure, then its hard...
  • Obama: "I Don't Worry About Israel's Survival"

    08/09/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 26 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 9, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    From Thomas Friedman's interview with President Obama published August 8, 2014: TOM FRIEDMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: Are you worried about Israel's long-term survivability? I've been there for the last week watching the war. What does it feel like to you? PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, it is amazing to see what Israel has become over the last several decades. I mean, you think about the dream of the early Zionists to have scratched out of rock this incredibly vibrant, incredibly successful and wealthy and powerful country is a testament to the ingenuity and the energy and vision of the Jewish people. And...
  • Many a Truth: Obama Says 'I Don't Worry About Israel's Survival'

    08/09/2014 7:35:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today's New York Times op-ed page includes a wide-ranging interview on foreign policy that Thomas Friedman conducted with President Obama. Let's break down some of the low-lights. Excerpts from interview in italics, with my comments following. And sure, when President Obama said "I don't worry about Israel's survival," he explained his insouciance in terms of Israel's military might. But was he telling a deeper truth? Obama made clear that he is only going to involve America more deeply in places like the Middle East to the extent that the different communities there agree to an inclusive politics of no victor/no...
  • Fear of Another Benghazi Drove White House to Airstrikes in Iraq

    08/09/2014 10:30:16 AM PDT · by mojito · 44 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 8/8/2014 | MARK LANDLER, ALISSA J. RUBIN, MARK MAZZETTI and HELENE COOPER
    On Wednesday evening, moments after finishing a summit meeting with African leaders at the State Department, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff delivered a stark message to President Obama as they rode back to the White House in Mr. Obamas limousine. The Kurdish capital, Erbil, once an island of pro-American tranquillity, was in the path of rampaging Sunni militants, the chairman, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, told the president. And to the west, the militants had trapped thousands of members of Iraqi minority groups on a barren mountaintop, with dwindling supplies, raising concerns about a potential genocide. With American...
  • We dont understand real evil, organized evil, very well. This is evil incarnate.

    08/08/2014 6:35:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | August 8,2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    Bakers quote of Crocker, who served as President George W. Bushs Ambassador to Iraq and President Obamas Ambassador to Afghanistan, is worth reading in its entirety: This is about Americas national security, said Ryan Crocker, who was ambassador to Iraq under Mr. Bush and to Afghanistan under Mr. Obama. We dont understand real evil, organized evil, very well. This is evil incarnate. People like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS leader, have been in a fight for a decade. They are messianic in their vision, and they are not going to stop. It is hard to imagine how far ISIS will...
  • Unwavering Support of Israel Harms U.S. Interests, Encourages Extremism (He's serious!)

    08/06/2014 2:29:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 6, 2014 | Professor Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University
    The blatant partiality of the United States in favor of Israel has already turned the words peace process into a bitter joke. Over many decades, American indulgence of Israel has blighted prospects of any resolution of the conflict with the Palestinians. Consequently, occupation has been entrenched and Israeli colonization of the West Bank and East Jerusalem has metastasized, going from under 200,000 illegal settlers in 1991 to over 600,000 today. This partiality only increases when Israel goes to war. By guaranteeing Israel impunity in its military actions, the United States has contributed massively to the bloodshed in Gaza in recent...
  • (NY Mayor) De Blasios Prekindergarten Expansion Collides With Church-State Divide

    08/07/2014 2:52:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 4, 2014 | SHARON OTTERMAN
    Children at St. Lucys School in the Bronx attended a summer program in July. St. Lucys will offer six publicly funded pre-k classes in the fall. Credit ngel Franco/The New York Times The biblical story of Noahs Ark will be taught, without mention of who told Noah to build it. Challah, the Jewish bread eaten on the Sabbath, will be baked, but no blessings said over it. Some crucifixes will be removed, but others left hanging.These are the kinds of church-state gymnastics that New York City and some religious schools are performing as Mayor Bill de Blasio expands government-funded prekindergarten....
  • $11 Billion Later, High-Speed Rail Is Inching Along

    08/08/2014 9:45:19 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/6/14 | Ron Nixon
    WASHINGTON High-speed rail was supposed to be President Obamas signature transportation project, but despite the administration spending nearly $11 billion since 2009 to develop faster passenger trains, the projects have gone mostly nowhere and the United States still lags far behind Europe and China. While Republican opposition and community protests have slowed the projects here, transportation policy experts and members of both parties also place blame for the failures on missteps by the Obama administration which in July asked Congress for nearly $10 billion more for high-speed initiatives. Instead of putting the $11 billion directly into those projects,...
  • Liberals Come Late to the Pot Party

    08/06/2014 11:43:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    With the usual fanfare and self-regard we have come to expect from the New York Times editorial board, the prestigious paper has changed its mind about pot. It now believes that the federal ban on the substance should be lifted and that the whole issue should be sent back to the states to handle. Not only did it issue a big Sunday editorial (the equivalent of a secular fatwa in my native Upper West Side of Manhattan), but it has since been flooding the zone on the issue with essays from members of the editorial board. It is a...
  • Follow de BlasiosMoney

    08/03/2014 4:09:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    nypost.com ^ | August 3, 2014
    <p>Like most progressives, Bill de Blasio is a champion of public financing for political campaigns. And with good reason.</p> <p>For all his railing against the evil of big money in politics, hes been quick to take advantage of big fat donations to fuel his agenda provided they come in a way that doesnt require him to leave his fingerprints on them.</p>
  • Hope Dwindles for Hondurans Living in Peril (NY Slimes Propaganda Piece)

    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras The pastor came one afternoon to survey his church, or what was left of it: remnants of a welcome sign and a strip of Christmas garland still tacked to the wall. The gang took the chairs. They took the light fixtures. They took the doors. They had given his family 24 hours to get out and so they did, abandoning their home and the small evangelical church he led. There was no other way, Pastor Jorge Rivas said the other day, on the porch of a house in another part of this violent city, where...
  • Tell Me What You See, Even if It Hurts Me-Am I Pretty? Videos Posed to the Internet

    08/02/2014 3:15:44 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 1, 2014 | DOUGLAS QUENQUA
    The headline photo for this investigative report by AUN-TV shows the countdown of what the lone video of the impact should have shown, a clearly visible Boeing 777 falling to the impact point. The great mystery of the supposed missile shoot down of Malaysian Flight MH-17 is that there is no video or photo evidence of MH-17, or debris from it, falling to earth. In fact not one single pixel on the accepted lone video of the supposed impact of MH-17 shows that anything fell to the earth, before the ground explosion. Yet ground photos taken considerably after the explosion,...
  • A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

    08/02/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change. The plaintiffs are led by West Virginia and include states that are home to some of the largest producers of coal and consumers of coal-fired electricity. The suit was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The other plaintiffs are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The E.P.A. rule, announced by President Obama on June...
  • Shields and Brooks on finding a GOP anti-Cruz, Middle East alliances

    08/01/2014 10:15:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | August 1, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the struggle on Capitol Hill to find a resolution to the political division on the border crisis before Congress leaves for August recess, as well as how these events will affect the November election, plus the outlook for ending the war between Israel and Hamas. (AUDIO-AT-LINK)TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: In Washington, House Republicans were racing to pass something on the border crisis after a day of confusion and chaos on Capitol Hill Thursday. For a taste of what went on...
  • The Beauty of Blight

    08/01/2014 11:06:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    It's not every day that the New York Times blog devoted to photography -- it's called Lens -- runs a piece about Pine Bluff, Ark. (pop. 47,000). But it did just the other day when Evelyn Nieves' blog post featured the work of William Widmer, a photographer out of New Orleans who was driving through Pine Bluff on his way back home from an assignment in Kansas City, and was stopped cold by what he saw. The town had captivated him. The photographer would wind up spending the rest of the day in Pine Bluff walking its streets, snapping...
  • Ad Sales Drop Cause New York Times Profits to Collapse 54%

    07/29/2014 9:43:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 29, 2014 | John Nolte
    The Financial Times reports that a drop in ad sales at the New York Times caused the left-wing newspaper's profits to collapse 54% in the second quarter of this year. [Snip] A fall in advertising revenues and stepped-up investment in digital products outweighed rises in digital subscribers and circulation revenue at the New York Times, sending headline profit 54 per cent lower in the second quarter.
  • Krugmans Gotcha Moment Leaves Something to Be Desired

    07/26/2014 12:24:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Ive had some fun over the years by pointing out that Paul Krugman has butchered numbers when writing about fiscal policy in nations such as France, Estonia, Germany, and the United Kingdom. So I shouldnt be surprised that he wants to catch me making an error. But Im not sure his gotcha moment is very persuasive. Heres some of what he wrote for todays New York Times. Gov. Jerry Brown was able to push through a modestly liberal agenda of higher taxes, spending increases and a rise in the minimum wage. California also moved enthusiastically to implement Obamacare. Needless to...
  • Stamp Them Out: On the New Sexual Moralism (J Barro calls for shunning of Traditionalists)

    07/24/2014 12:24:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 24, 2014 | Andrew Walker & Owen Strachan
    Last night, New York Times reporter Josh Barro tweeted out a disturbing message: Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly. This is rather shocking. Barro is no angry blogger writing manifestos in his basement. He is a respected reporter from a prestigious newspaper that prides itself on equanimity in the face of heated debate. Yet he seems, by any reasonable measure, to be fomenting a campaign to rout all dissenters from the sexual revolution. Erick Erickson wrote a brief response to Barros tweet, to...
  • Separate Entrances for Rich and Poor in Heavily Democratic NYC District

    07/22/2014 11:34:03 AM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com: Big Government ^ | 7/22/14 | William Bigelow
    Over the weekend, New York City, defying those who think such a move is insulting to the poor, approved a move by the developer Extell to build a separate entrance at an Upper West Side condominium for its affordable housing tenants.