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  • RAPPER FACES LIFE IN PRISON FOR ALBUM COVER (picture of gun)

    11/21/2014 9:12:34 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    Duncan faces 25-years-to-life on gang conspiracy charges brought against him this week, according to the Los Angeles Times. Prosecutors will reportedly look to prove that the album art "willfully promotes, furthers, or assists in any felonious criminal conduct by members of that gang." "That gang" refers to the San Diego Lincoln Park gang, of which Duncan is a member, according to San Diego police. According to the Times, at least 15 Lincoln Park gang members have been charged in a recent string of shootings in the city. Yet Duncan's attorney, Brian Watkins, told the paper that his client is innocent and the evidence against...
  • Bloggers, Surveillance and Obama’s Orwellian State

    07/11/2014 11:31:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Time.com ^ | 7/11/2014 | Justin Lynch
    Advancements in technology have fueled this White House's obsession with controlling the message. Jay Carney is free. But not loose – at least so far. After resigning as the press secretary for President Obama on June 20, Carney gave insight into the Obama administration’s handling of classified documents, and responded to criticism that this administration has been the most Orwellian in recent history. “I know — because I covered them — that this was said of Clinton and Bush, and it will probably be said of the next White House,” said Carney in a recent New York Times Magazine interview....
  • Obama Unleashes the Left

    05/07/2014 8:42:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/7/2014 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    In the U.S., the politics of the left versus the right rolls on with the predictability of traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge. It's a lot of honking. Until now. All of a sudden, the left has hit ramming speed across a broad swath of American life—in the universities, in politics and in government. People fingered as out of line with the far left's increasingly bizarre claims are being hit and hit hard. Commencement-speaker bans are obligatory. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice withdrew as Rutgers's speaker after two months of protests over Iraq, the left's long-sought replacement for...
  • Republicans, Stop It Now!

    02/21/2014 7:41:06 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 9 replies
    2/21/14 | Originalbuckeye
    Republican legislators, stop this Fed takeover of the newsrooms in it's tracks! They already control around 95% of Big Media. We are hedging toward 100% Pravda reporting! STOP BEING WIMPS!!
  • An Orwellian Nation of Obamathink

    02/13/2014 4:58:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The nightmare societies portrayed in the George Orwell novels "1984" and "Animal Farm" gave us the word "Orwellian." That adjective reflects a vast government's efforts not just to deceive and control the people, but also to do so by reinventing the meaning of ordinary words while rewriting the past itself. America, of all places, is becoming Orwellian. The president repeatedly reminds the American people that under his leadership, the U.S. has produced a record level of new oil and natural gas. But didn't Obama radically curtail leases for just such new energy production on federal lands? Have the edicts on...
  • Hallandale to dump red-light cameras

    01/31/2014 7:05:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 1/23/14
    Red-light cameras are getting the heave-ho in this seaside city. Saying he was following through on a campaign promise, Commissioner William Julian made a motion Wednesday to get rid of the cameras as soon as legally possible.
  • Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Trailer Released (Video)

    01/26/2014 4:45:54 PM PST · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 26 Jan 2014 | Paul Bond
    The conservative behind "2016: Obama's America" is under indictment for campaign finance violations but his next doc will open on schedule on July 4, filmmakers say. The filmmakers behind Dinesh D'Souza's upcoming doc have vowed to press on while their star defends himself after his indictment on federal charges that he violated campaign finance laws in 2012. On Sunday, they released a trailer for the movie, America, that is set for release on July 4. OUR EDITOR RECOMMENDS '2016: Obama's America' Filmmaker Claims 'Libel' Over Accusations of Marital Infidelity Oscar-Winning Producer of 'The Godfather Part II' Joins Dinesh D'Souza's Next...
  • So Many Intolerable Lies - Even the U.S. Marines have been corrupted

    01/06/2014 4:38:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 6, 2014 | Jed Babbin
    Two events last week — one an announcement by the Marine Corps, the other speeches at the inauguration of New York City's new mayor — illustrated vividly how President Obama and his media cohort have so narrowed the boundaries of political speech that we no longer believe we can challenge outright lies.. [snip] ..What Obama said about America in that speech was a lie, what Rev. Lucas and Harry Belafonte said in the de Blasio inauguration were lies, and what the Marines did in renewing their diminution of physical standards for combat arms was the renewal of a broken promise....
  • Obamacare Provides $7,200 'Divorce Incentive,' $11,000 for Older Couples

    11/14/2013 6:09:40 AM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | September 26, 2013 | Hans Bader
    On the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, being married can cost you a lot. Get divorced (or avoid getting married, if you live together), and you save $7,230 per year if you are a fairly typical 40-year-old couple with kids (example: the husband working full-time, and the wife working part time, with the husband making $70,000, and the wife making $23,000). If you are a 60-year-old couple with equal incomes and no kids, and you make $62,041 a year, you save $11,028 a year by getting divorced or remaining unmarried. These are the amounts of money you will lose if you...
  • Low Information Voters Sign Petition to Institute Taxpayer-Funded Nazi Police State in the U.S.

    10/21/2013 5:37:49 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 20 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 10-21-2013 | Joe Calandra Jr.
    I'm speechless at the stupidity of these morons.
  • Video shows Americans eager to support “Orwellian system”

    10/21/2013 9:51:47 AM PDT · by sdnet · 19 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-10-21 | Steve Adcock
    A video published to YouTube shows a good number of “average” Americans eager and willing to sign a [satirical] petition that advocates a Nazi-style “Orwellian” system of government to supposedly keep the American people safe. Political prankster Mark Dice asks random San Diego beach-goers to sign a petition to dramatically increase Nazi-style “measures to keep the community safe”. Dice makes the satirical case that the government shutdown not only cut back on funding for national parks, but has also cut back on funding for the police state. Signature after signature, Americans willingly sign their name to a petition to implement...
  • The new GDP methodology: What you need to know

    07/31/2013 7:40:43 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 11 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | July 31, 2013 | Steve Goldstein
    The Commerce Department has made changes to how it calculates gross domestic product, designed to have the data better reflect the so-called knowledge economy. The U.S. government adjusted data all the way back to 1929, and other countries have or are about to make similar changes to their data.
  • Even if You Have Nothing to Hide You Have Something to Fear

    06/13/2013 6:58:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2013 | Bob Barr
    In a single weekend, Edward Snowden became one of the most famous -- and wanted -- men in the world. This is because last week Snowden, a former contractor technician for the National Security Agency, blew the lid off of a domestic spying program straight from George Orwell’s worst nightmare. America may never be the same again. As explained by Glenn Greenwald, the reporter with The Guardianwho worked with Snowden to expose the massive NSA eavesdropping programs, “There is a massive apparatus within the United States government that with complete secrecy has been building this enormous structure that has only...
  • Military told not to read Obama-scandal news

    06/09/2013 9:34:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 6/9/2013 | Gina Loudon
    President Obama has said the outrage over the federal government’s decision to monitor citizens’ phone activity is all “hype.” He might want to share his opinion with the Air Force, which is ordering members of the service not to look at news stories about it. WND has received an unclassified NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) that warns airmen not to look at news stories related to the data-mining scandal. The notice applies to users of the Air Force NIPRNET (Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network), which is the only way that many troops stationed overseas and on bases in the U.S. are...
  • Former Counterterrorism Head: FBI Never Called Ft. Hood 'Workplace Violence'

    05/20/2013 1:19:02 PM PDT · by paltz · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5/20/12 | Kerrry Picket
    Michael Steinbach, former head of the FBI’s counterterrorism division and now special agent in charge of Miami, told over 30 congressional staffers in March of 2012 that, contrary to the White House's classification, the bureau does not refer to the Fort Hood shooting as "workplace violence." As head of the FBI counterterrorism division, Steinbach oversaw the investigation into the mass murder at Texas Army base. Steinbach made this claim during an unclassified counterterrorism briefing on Capitol Hill.
  • (Freedom of Choice, Comrades!) North Koreans Allowed to Choose from 28 State-Approved Haircuts

    03/03/2013 10:45:18 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    WantChinaTimes.com ^ | 2013-02-23 | Maggie Kuo and Charlie Storrar
    Capita list: North Korea approves 28 model socialist hairstyles It's not just nuclear weapons proliferating on the Korean peninsula these days. In a move that for once is not considered a threat to regional and global security, the North Korean government has recommended a relatively generous range of 28 hairstyles for its citizens, claiming that they are "the most comfortable" styles and capable of warding off the corrupting effects of capitalism, according to ifeng.com, a news website run by Hong Kong's Phoenix TV network. Pictures can be seen on the walls of hair salons around the country showing the approved...
  • Obama's Orwellian Inaugural Address

    01/23/2013 5:53:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, President Barack Obama delivered a monumental address to the nation. It wasn't monumental in terms of rhetoric -- in fact, it wasn't even memorable. It was monumental because it signaled for the first time just how grand Obama's ambitions for the left are. No longer is the left content to wage a war against Constitutional principles on behalf of a Marxist philosophical system. Now they will attempt to convince the American people that Constitutional principles dictate Marxism. Obama opened his address by quoting the Declaration of Independence: "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." The Declaration of Independence...
  • Leveson: EU wants power to sack journalists

    01/22/2013 11:55:07 PM PST · by rmlew · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 22, 2013 | Bruno Waterfield,
    Leveson: EU wants power to sack journalists A European Union report has urged tight press regulation and demanded that Brussels officials are given control of national media supervisors with new powers to enforce fines or the sacking of journalists. The “high level” recommendations that will be used to draft future EU legislation also attack David Cameron for failing to automatically implement proposals by the Lord Justice Leveson inquiry for a state regulation of British press. A "high level" EU panel, that includes Latvia’s former president and a former German justice minister, was ordered by Neelie Kroes, European Commission vice-president, last...
  • Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’

    12/28/2012 4:17:05 PM PST · by RummyChick · 40 replies
    rt ^ | 9/28 | rt
    Americans are living in an Orwellian state argue Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, as they sit down with RT to discuss US foreign policy and the Obama administration’s disregard for the rule of law. ­Both argue that Obama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and that people have forgiven him a lot because of the “nightmare of the Bush presidency that preceded him.” “He has taken all the Bush changes he basically put them into the establishment, he has codified them,” Stone told RT. “It is an Orwellian state. It might not be oppressive on the...
  • Obama Bypasses Congress to Mandate Black Boxes for All Cars—Beginning in ’14

    12/14/2012 9:10:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Pete Winn
    Bypassing Congress, the Obama administration has issued a proposed administrative rule, which if adopted, would mandate the installation of “black boxes” in all automobiles and light trucks beginning in 2014. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed the regulation on Dec. 7, which it said “would capture valuable safety-related data in the seconds before and during a motor vehicle crash.” The proposed standard would require automakers to install event data recorders (EDRs)—so-called “black box devices”—to collect specific safety-related data in all light passenger vehicles beginning Sept. 1, 2014. …
  • U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens (Big Brother lives)

    12/13/2012 6:45:08 AM PST · by TonyInOhio · 62 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/12/12 | Julia Angwin
    Top U.S. intelligence officials gathered in the White House Situation Room in March to debate a controversial proposal. Counterterrorism officials wanted to create a government dragnet, sweeping up millions of records about U.S. citizens—even people suspected of no crime. ~ snip ~ The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism Center to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them. That is a departure from past practice, which barred the agency from storing information about ordinary Americans unless a person was a terror suspect or related to an...
  • It’s Official: Obama Administration Promotes Islamist Regimes; Insists They are Moderate

    11/11/2011 8:43:42 AM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies
    Yid with Lid ^ | November 9, 2011 | Barry Rubin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech justifying Obama Administration Middle East policy changes everything. True, it isn’t surprising. I’ve been writing for almost three years about how the current U.S. government thinks these things. Do not underestimate this speech’s importance. It isn’t a reluctant acceptance that Islamists might win elections and take over countries. It is an enthusiastic endorsement of that idea. But now there can be no doubt that Obama’s Middle East policy is engaged in what might be the biggest blunder in the history of U.S. foreign policy. Millions of people will bemoan it as delivering their countries...
  • The Night of the long knives ... without the knives (Londonistan)

    10/23/2012 11:07:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 23, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    The arrest of over 53 people yesterday in the UK is the beginning of the end for the once-great Britain. The leaders of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll, were among those arrested. Dozens of police in riot vans swooped on vehicles carrying EDL members on the M1 near Luton, Beds, in what officers called a “pre-event investigation.” The group had been planning a protest next Saturday in Walthamstow, north-east London. (More here) Is there no one is the political establishment in the UK who has any decency, integrity or spine? "Paul Weston Arrested Outside Wormwood Scrubs"...
  • American Community Survey/Census - Vanity

    10/14/2012 8:15:29 PM PDT · by Saoirise · 49 replies
    Vanity | 10/14/12 | Saoirise
    Has anyone else received this survey in the mail in the last month?Allegedly it's from the census bureau and dept of commerce. The form asks very intrusive personal questions such as: "What time do you go to work? What time do you return from work? How much income do you earn?". I had never heard of this survey before so I didn't respond. A stranger showed up at my door and has left a couple of notes asking me to contact him to complete the survey. Get this - this alleged Government worker even contacted my HOA's Management Co and...
  • The Latest Jobs Report Is As Unbelieveable As It Is Convenient For Obama

    10/05/2012 3:39:30 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-5-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Nobody with a brain believes the new unemployment rate is really 7.8%. As Rick Moran points out at American Thinker, it's just not credible.
  • WORLD’S FIRST ‘SMART CITY’ TO BE COMPLETED BY 2015: ‘SONGDO’ THE ORWELLIAN CONTROL GRID

    07/29/2012 12:31:33 PM PDT · by SteelToe · 12 replies
    http://grantjkidney.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Grant J. Kidney
    Grant J. Kidney — The world’s first ‘smart city’ is being built in Asia- and it promises to serve as an experiment for the high-tech tyranny that is surely to come about as a response to the collapse of this present era of human industrial civilization. Dubbed ‘Songdo’, the city will rest upon a wholly man made island in the Yellow sea and will incorporate just about every aspect of an Orwellian ‘super state’ imaginable. Millions of wireless sensors and microchips will be embedded throughout the sprawling city-scape. ‘Smart appliances’ such as refrigerators that let you know when you’re running...
  • Language of politics: Jerry Brown, Barack Obama

    07/20/2012 2:21:49 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 1 replies
    How far would a politician get if he spoke plainly and you didn’t have to decipher or read between the lines to understand him? Yeah, not far. Here’s today’s example. ...
  • Obama's Truth Team Being Brainwashed (Hussein's $5 TRILLION spending spree never happened)

    05/27/2012 6:12:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/12 | L. Vincent Poupard
    Obama's Truth Team Being BrainwashedBy L. Vincent Poupard | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 8 hrs ago.. COMMENTARY | President Barack Obama's campaign staff is attempting to invigorate the Truth Team by giving "proof" the president' s reported spending spree never happened, according to ABC News. The president's Truth Team is being directed to a Market Watch report that attempts to refute the facts about the spending spree and the team is asked to report any political attacks they hear. As a political consultant, the idea of the Truth Team does not sit well with me. President Obama has come under...
  • Obama: Slaughter of Christians a misunderstanding

    05/20/2012 4:50:43 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 47 replies
    WND ^ | May 19, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The violence in northern Nigeria is mistakenly viewed as a religious conflict rather than simply a tribal dispute over land, according to the Obama administration. Despite the ongoing Muslim destruction of churches and the slaughter of Christians – including many murdered during worship services – the U.S. Agency for International Development claims that the misunderstandings make it difficult to administer aid programs. USAID, therefore, has launched a program titled Project PEACE – an acronym for Programming Effectively Against Conflict and Extremism.
  • Celebrating 20 Years of the Media Memory Hole

    03/07/2012 8:22:12 AM PST · by quickquiver · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/29/2012 | Jack Cashill
    If I had to pick a date when the mainstream media became fully vested in protecting Democratic interests, it would be March 11, 1992, the day Bill Clinton swept the Super Tuesday primaries and established himself as the party’s standard bearer. With a Republican in the White House for the previous twelve years, the media had been, if anything, overly inquisitive. Even during the Jimmy Carter years, the media had done their job well enough to make his life uncomfortable. Over the last twenty years, however, our media have descended from the merely partisan to the fully Orwellian. To commemorate...
  • DHS Creates Accounts Solely to Monitor Social Networks

    12/28/2011 5:30:57 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 33 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 28, 2011 | OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN
    An online privacy group is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security accusing it of not releasing records from the agency's covert surveillance of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. The DHS creates accounts solely to monitor social media sites and establish a system of records of the information gathered. The agency does not post information, seek to connect with other users, accept invitations to connect or interact with others according to a statement on their website. The agency scans social media sites for a list of words that include "dirty bomb," "hostage," "exercise," "task force," "explosion," "lockdown," "riot,"...
  • Obama sets campaign theme: Middle class at stake (Gigantic Puff Piece Barf Alert)

    12/06/2011 10:54:05 PM PST · by Deo volente · 19 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | December 6, 2011 | BEN FELLER and KEN THOMAS
    OSAWATOMIE, Kan. (AP) — Declaring the American middle class in jeopardy, President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined a populist economic vision that will drive his re-election bid, insisting the United States must reclaim its standing as a country in which everyone can prosper if provided "a fair shot and a fair share."
  • Coming soon: The IRS will do your taxes for you

    09/07/2011 5:54:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 6, 2011 | Matt Lewis
    Imagine this scenario: The IRS may soon just do your taxes for you — and send you the bill.If this sounds farfetched, it’s not.With a new congressional “super committee” tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in cuts by November, creative ways to find additional revenue are in high demand. And allowing the IRS to prepare you taxes could be one solution.The idea has been around for a while, but has been picking up steam in recent years. In 2006, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) argued it would close a $345 billion annual difference between what the government believes taxpayers...
  • FBI adds ‘preppers’ to potential terrorists list

    08/12/2011 5:39:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 123 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 August, 2011 | David Codrea
    “An FBI Denver Joint Terrorism Task Force handout being distributed to Colorado military surplus store owners lists the purchase of popular preparedness items and firearms accessories as ‘suspicious’ and ‘potential indicators of terrorist activities,’” an exclusive report by Oath Keepers reveals. Essentially, the government is conflating Americans who believe in being prepared for disruptions in normal circumstances with potential domestic enemies who bear scrutiny, and are recruiting those they patronize to spy and snitch on their customers. As potential terrorists. For such suspicious activities as buying storable food. And paying in legal tender. This is not a new tactic. Oath...
  • Time’s Orwellian Story on U.S. Constitution Refuted

    07/03/2011 5:45:40 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/2/2011 | Ken Blackwell/Ken Klukowski
    Time magazine’s cover story shows the U.S. Constitution and asks, “Does it still matter?” Reading this story, we kept waiting for Emmanuel Goldstein to show up for the Two Minutes of Hate. It was difficult to discern whether we were reading Time, or Orwells’ 1984. It portrays the Constitution as an outmoded document that we should ignore to whatever extent is expedient to pursue someone’s vision of a better society: “We cannot let the Constitution become an obstacle to a future with a sensible health care system, a globalized economy, and evolving sense of civil and political rights.” The story...
  • Church says: Easter ad using Jesus' name ‘banned'

    03/31/2011 6:22:37 AM PDT · by edcoil · 52 replies
    OCR ^ | 3-31-11 | edcoil
    ALISO VIEJO – Members of a local church are saying an ad for their Easter service was deemed too controversial to run because it named Jesus.
  • President Obama and Charlie Sheen both Bi-winning!

    03/21/2011 8:48:10 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 3/21/11 | Alaphiah
    Victor Hansen’s piece entitled President Hamlet emphasizes the bi-polar yet schizophrenic presidency of Barry Hussein Soetoro. (see story) President Soetoro like Charlie Sheen has a little tiger blood in him and is bound ultimately to the same fate in 2012 as Sheen. A fate which he will be blaming his employers (the American People) for canning him for the crazy and whacked out way he is mismanaging the U.S. Government as Sheen blamed his employers who fired him for his own irresponsible self-destructive and career ending behavior. Hansen makes plain the danger that the United States faces with a presidency...
  • White House scrubs Obama transparency award ceremony

    03/16/2011 1:28:09 PM PDT · by GVnana · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/16/2011 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House announced Wednesday it has postponed a ceremony for President Obama to accept transparency award from a government watchdog group. -snip-The right-leaning Drudge Report played up the award ceremony Wednesday on its site under the headline, "All WH events Wednesday 'closed press' -- except for ceremony praising Obama's 'commitment to transparent government'..."
  • Thought Police must Die

    02/24/2011 5:41:04 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 11 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/24/11 | Alaphiah
    And sometimes a drawing is just a drawing. An eleven-year-old boy was taken from his home a couple of night ago, arrested, handcuffed, his mug shot was taken and he was jailed. Police charged the little eleven-year-old with interfering with staff and students at an Educational facility, a third degree misdemeanor an apparent trumped up charge to justify police’s Fascist intrusion into the home and the unlawful arrest and detention of a child. What did the little boy do? Months ago while sitting at his desk the little student drew a stick figure picture of a “kid” holding and firing...
  • David Gregory uses partisan passive aggressive attack against Americans

    01/28/2011 5:15:26 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 1/28/11 | Alaphiah
    There is no pretense of partiality with Meet the Press David Gregory. On last Sunday’s show Gregory attacked Americans with some of the same Orwellian language as Uber-partisan Nancy Pelosi used when she infamously labeled Americans who protested Obamacare by calling them Astro Turf. But Gregory doesn’t directly attack. No he cowardly assaults Americans by proxy through the people’s elected representative House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Gregory’s strategy? Gregory believes if he can badger Rep. Cantor into calling Americans who want the same proof of Barry Hussein Soetoro’s eligibility that 2008 presidential candidate Sen. John McCain showed, a long form...
  • Editorial: Obama's Orwellian Language

    01/26/2011 4:18:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 25, 2011 | Staff
    War Of Words: Politicians of every stripe have long known that controlling the language of political conflict wins half the battle. The president cannot be allowed to misrepresent his record of fiscal irresponsibility. Two years before writing "1984," George Orwell wrote an essay titled "Politics and the English Language." World War II had just ended and this British socialist with no utopian misconceptions about Josef Stalin's Soviet totalitarianism to the east believed that "the present political chaos is connected with the decay of language, and that one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end." In...
  • The Obama Contradiction and Rachael Maddow

    01/12/2011 6:21:28 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 5 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 1/12/11 | Alaphiah
    Progressive Liberals are all about Contradiction. They hate the Constitution as demonstrated by their recent hue and cry when the Republicans of the 112th Congress proposed to read it before the start of their term. Ironically, the same elected Progressive Liberals who complain about the reading of the Constitution are sworn to uphold the Constitution. So why are they using the tragic assassination attempt on Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Gifford as cover to violate the 1st and 2nd amendments by legislating against free speech and the right to bear arms. Democrats say their recent attack against freedom of speech and the...
  • Berwick's Orwellian Wellness Visit

    01/04/2011 8:15:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    american spectator ^ | 1/4/11 | Robert M. Goldberg
    As reported in this publication, Democrats have been quick to defend Donald Berwick's dead of night inclusion of advanced directive and end of life planning into what is called the Annual Wellness Visit (what most of us call a checkup). They claim it's purely voluntary and that Medicare already covers advanced directive discussions. But the inclusion of the advanced directive and end of life planning is not voluntary, only the patient's discussion is. Doctors are required to bring it up year after year. What's more, noting that Medicare added the discussion of advance directives to the initial physical exam begs...
  • Need help refuting some communist talking points

    12/23/2010 11:51:00 AM PST · by mainestategop · 61 replies · 3+ views
    youtube ^ | Mainestategop
    So Im in the middel of a debate between a group of left wing commies Very hard core I might add. The debate was touched off after a friend of mine from California who was a homeschooling mother of 3 kids came under attack by the commies. It was started off by an evil woman named vampiressontheprowlq who is known for calling freedom a form of fascism and advocating the destruction of America on youtube with her girlfriend and lover. Here are some excerpts of the filth I have recieved... Ray Bradbury wrote "Fahrenheit 451", from fresh thoughts in his...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Unemployment is Good for America

    12/03/2010 7:57:42 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 19 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 12/3/10 | Alaphiah
    In perhaps one of her better Orwellian phrasings Nancy Pelosi insults reason and intelligence with her speech to justify the House passing the longest unemployment extension in U.S. History. According to Pelosi, "Unemployment creates Jobs" like War is Peace. Orwellian language or Newspeak, as it is formally referred to, is language that says the opposite of what it means by misnomer. So here is my own offering of an Orwellian phrase for the infamous speaker of the house, Democrats are Americans. (see 1:31min video)
  • Full-Body Scan Technology Deployed In Street-Roving (government) Vans

    09/27/2010 6:10:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | August 24, 2010 | Andy Greenberg
    As the privacy controversy around full-body security scans begins to simmer, it’s worth noting that courthouses and airport security checkpoints aren’t the only places where backscatter x-ray vision is being deployed. The same technology, capable of seeing through clothes and walls, has also been rolling out on U.S. streets. American Science & Engineering, a company based in Billerica, Massachusetts, has sold U.S. and foreign government agencies more than 500 backscatter x-ray scanners mounted in vans that can be driven past neighboring vehicles to see their contents, Joe Reiss, a vice president of marketing at the company told me in an...
  • Obama's Orwellian Health Care lie Revealed

    07/19/2010 7:35:17 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 7/19/10 | Alaphiah
    Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) had it right all along. This president is a liar! He and his Democrat Party manipulate words and meaning like a Crack-ho manipulates her mamma for money to buy milk for her baby. “Mamma I need twenty dollars, I promise I’m going to buy milk for the baby.” Mamma knows that her daughter the Crack-ho is probably lying, yet there’s that outside chance that she might be telling the truth this time. Out of hundreds of disappointments, this may be the time. But alas, Social Services called. They have the baby again and the crack-ho mama...
  • Net Neutrality: A Tax on the Internet

    05/09/2010 11:25:25 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies · 651+ views
    The Street ^ | May 5th | Mike Jude
    A recent study I conducted for Stratecast estimated the effects that net neutrality regulations would have on consumers and the greater U.S. economy. Our model attempted to look at such regulations on broadband operators through the eyes of a CFO, who is charged, both from a legal and business perspective, to invest the funds of the company wisely. The model indicates that in the presence of net neutrality, investment in infrastructure would decrease, our economy would suffer with job losses, and the costs would ultimately be borne by the consumer. The most negatively impactful of net neutrality options, strict non-discrimination,...
  • Zot Is the Health of the State

    04/09/2010 11:29:45 AM PDT · by fascistsoup · 79 replies · 1,771+ views
    Fascist Soup ^ | 4/9/2010 | Michael Suede
    "…The more terrifying the occasion for defense, the closer will become the organization and the more coercive the influence upon each member of the herd. War sends the current of purpose and activity flowing down to the lowest level of the herd, and to its most remote branches. All the activities of society are linked together as fast as possible to this central purpose of making a military offensive or a military defense, and the State becomes what in peacetimes it has vainly struggled to become—the inexorable arbiter and determinant of men’s business and attitudes and opinions…" -Randolph Bourne Dear...
  • It Happened There (3): Court Cripples British National Party For Being Too, Well, British

    03/15/2010 12:44:48 PM PDT · by rmlew · 8 replies · 353+ views
    Libertarian Alliance Blog ^ | March 15, 2010 | Sean Gabb
    [Peter Brimelow writes: The Orwellian news that a British political party is being forced in the name of “equality” to admit members who oppose its principles got me thinking about another recent victim of what Roland Huntford called “The New Totalitarians”: American Renaissance and its disrupted attempts to hold its biannual conference. So I called AR Editor Jared Taylor and asked what was happening. Answer: nothing—no police inquiries into the left’s death threats, no outrage or even news reports in the Main Stream Media or Establishment “conservative” and libertarian (!) outlets. (We hope to publish an update from Jared soon.)...