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  • The Myth of Republican "Narrow-Mindedness" (and Democrat "Open-Mindedness")

    05/09/2009 7:15:36 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 2 replies · 306+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 5/9/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    We’ve been hearing it for over a week now. Ever since Arlen Specter, the liberal in Republican’s clothing, jumped parties, all we’ve heard from giddy news anchors (aren’t they supposed to be objective?), news analysts, and the late night talk circuit is how narrow-minded those Republicans are. On the other side of the coin, of course, and just as important, is the myth that the Democrat Party is home of open-minded, tolerant, “big tent” folks. The charges on the Left about the “narrow-mindedness” of the Right get more laughable, considering the FCC has been meeting with left-wing Fairness-Doctrine-supporting groups about...
  • Governor [Schwarzenegger] 'open-minded' about Dems' tax plan

    07/09/2008 2:02:55 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 31 replies · 70+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1:10 pm PDT Wednesday, July 9, 2008 | By Kevin Yamamura and Judy Lin
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday he is "open-minded" about $8.2 billion in tax increases proposed by Democrats to help resolve a $15.2 billion budget shortfall this year. The Republican governor said he has "always been against tax increases," but he shied away Wednesday from criticizing the latest Democratic package, which heavily depends on tax hikes on wealthy Californians and businesses.
  • Democratic Primary Boosts U.S. Image Around the World [Barf Alert!]

    06/04/2008 6:40:21 PM PDT · by melt · 33 replies · 135+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/4/08 | Kevin Sullivan
    LONDON, June 4 -- For much of the world, Sen. Barack Obama's victory in the Democratic primaries was a moment to admire the United States, at a time when the nation's image abroad has been seriously damaged. From hundreds of supporters crowded around televisions in rural Kenya, Obama's ancestral homeland, to jubilant Britons writing "WE DID IT!" on the "Brits for Barack" site on Facebook, people celebrated what they called an important racial and generational milestone for the United States. "This is close to a miracle. I was certain that some things will not happen in my lifetime," said Sunila...
  • Stories of left wing tolerance in Maine. (must read but keep a barf bag near)

    04/24/2008 2:11:21 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 23 replies · 224+ views
    Lately I've been thinking of four left wing incidents that happened in Maine over the course of two years. I feel I should get them off my chest I think some of them would be interesting and I think others should know about them. The first one involves an incident that took place in the Bangor metro area two years ago. This freind of mine and his family were having trouble. He had difficulty getting by and he worked at Edwards Shop'n'save in Hampden outside Bangor. He was on food stamps and his wife was laid off and couldn't get...
  • Have faith in this provocative theatre (Bigger than Jesus?!)

    04/11/2006 12:00:43 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 1 replies · 154+ views
    The Edmonton Sun ^ | April 11, 2006 | COLIN MACLEAN, EDMONTON SUN FREELANCE
    Rick Miller's Bigger than Jesus is exhilarating, thought-provoking theatre. The show, now playing at the Citadel's Rice Theatre, is neither bloated theological debate nor a theatrical mugging of organized religion. In fact, there are moments of deep spirituality here generated, in no small part, by the performer's obvious love for the language and majesty of the Bible and the Roman Catholic Mass. That is, between his gleefully irreverent knocks on religious attitudes that have grown encrusted and twisted until they can be used to exterminate anyone who disagrees with the "one true way.'' Sadly, a case might be made that...