Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,554
24%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 24% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: orwelliannightmare

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Klein, Krugman Offer Biased Views of Confirmation Bias

    04/11/2014 5:34:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    "If all you have is a hammer," the old saying goes, "everything looks like a nail." Left unsaid is the fact that the real problem isn't the possession of a hammer, but the certitude that all you need is the hammer. In other words, it's a failure of the imagination -- which is a kind of arrogance -- that's really to blame. "I've got my hammer, and that's all I need. Besides, have you ever seen a problem that didn't look like a nail?" This is a version of what academics call "confirmation bias" -- the tendency to accept only...
  • Call climate change what it is: violence

    04/09/2014 4:22:32 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 46 replies
    If you're poor, the only way you're likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car. But if you're tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every...
  • Hollywood celebrity looks forward to religion being treated like racism

    04/09/2014 3:40:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Protect the Pope ^ | 4/9/2014 | M Donnelly
    <p>‘as time goes on, weirdly, I’m growing less liberal. I’m more like, ‘No, religion is ruining the world, you need to stop!’.</p>
  • FAQ on CEO Resignation (Mozilla Blog)

    04/07/2014 7:47:12 AM PDT · by UB355 · 29 replies
    The Mozilla Blog ^ | 4/5/2014 | Unknown
    Over the past few days, we have received a lot of questions and seen a great number of media stories about the events surrounding Brendan Eich’s resignation from the role of CEO. Many of the media stories have incorrect facts, so we compiled the following FAQ as a resource for everyone to have access to the core facts. Here is the announcement on Brendan Eich stepping down as Mozilla CEO.
  • The TOLERANT States Of America

    04/06/2014 3:29:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    The war that has been brewing between the Sexual Activists of America, and every day people of faith, morals, and conscience has moved into the major campaign of the conflict. This week has been bloody. For the better part of the past two years I have repeatedly stated on my radio show that we have entered a day where the Constitutional guarantee of absolute legal protection for one's freedom of religious faith and expression is running headlong into a culturally driven force that is a non-Constitutional right to sexual freedom. The United States Constitution doesn't address sex, sexuality, sexual...
  • Westmoreland grocer wants to clear up gay rights controversy (Oregon)

    04/05/2014 12:20:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    http://www.kgw.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Reggie Aqui
    A new Westmoreland grocery isn't even open yet and already its owner has created a controversy with statements she made online. But the owner told KGW Thursday she wants to make amends. In about one week Chauncy Childs plans to open her natural grocer on Southeast Milwaukie Avenue. But after a series of postings she made on her Facebook page, she now finds herself at the often dangerous intersection where social media and gay rights meet. The Moreland Farmer's Pantry will offer fresh produce, raw milk and foods that are free of genetic engineering. Westmoreland resident Sean O’Riordan was looking forward to the...
  • Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights

    04/03/2014 2:46:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 5:38 PM EDT | Sarah Skidmore Sell
    Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The Mountain View, Calif.-based organization that makes the Firefox browser infuriated many employees and users last week by promoting Eich. …
  • Mozilla speaks, sort of

    04/04/2014 6:26:53 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 72 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 4, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    Under the heading “Brendan Eich steps down as CEO,” Mozilla has posted the following statement in the name of executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker. Eich has “stepped down” from his position at Mozilla days after his appointment, following the revelation that he contributed $1,000 to the campaign supporting the passage of Prop 8 in California six years ago. The Wall Street Journal covers the story here. Baker’s statement is must reading, though it requires some translation. It is not exactly straightforward. Using the mandatory shibboleths, the statement refers to a corporate culture of “diversity and inclusiveness.” If you’ve read 1984, you...
  • George Washington wanted Obamacare, Pelosi says [VIDEO]

    04/01/2014 3:27:01 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    George Washington wanted Obamacare, Pelosi says [VIDEO] Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi emerged into the sunlight April 1 to applaud a rush of sign-ups for Obamacare, and immediately described it as the long-sought goal of Gen. George Washington and the nation’s Founding Fathers in 1787. “It is really so heart warming for those of us who worked so hard [to make sure] many more people in our country would have access to healthcare,” she told reporters at the stakeout position just outside the West Wing portico. “There are those critics, bumps in the road, but they’ve only been turbulence. They...
  • Grant Middle School workbook’s gun-rights description has some up in arms

    03/25/2014 9:42:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Illinois State Journal Register ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | Jason Nevel
    Grant Middle School workbook’s gun-rights description has some up in arms A workbook used by Grant Middle School that has generated controversy among gun-rights supporters won't be removed from the classroom. Jason Nevel Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 10:23 PM A workbook used by students at Grant Middle School that has generated controversy among gun-rights supporters has no political agenda and won't be removed from the classroom, Springfield interim Superintendent Bob Hill said Monday. Since the controversy surfaced online last week, Hill said, he's received a handful of calls and more than a dozen emails. Gun-rights supporters claim students at...
  • Anti-Science: Those Who Wish to Debate Climate Threatened with Death or Jail

    03/23/2014 7:37:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 03/23/2014 - 19:19 | Posted by : George Washington ( User Nmare?)
    Preface:  The scientific method requires allowing a free-for-all of hypotheses, which then rise or fall based upon the results of actual experiments.  In other words, science means that you throw out theories - no matter how good they look on paper - that are disproven by experimental results, and adopt those confirmed by the results. [Economics is supposed to do that, too ... but hasn't.]For example, putting Galileo to death because he didn’t agree with the “accepted” consensus that the Sun revolved around the Earth was not a great example of the scientific method. Instead of conducting experiments to see...
  • The Decline and Fall of the ‘H’ Word (Homosexual)

    03/23/2014 7:31:00 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 100 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 21, 2014 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    To most ears, it probably sounds inoffensive. A little outdated and clinical, perhaps, but innocuous enough: homosexual. But that five-syllable word has never been more loaded, more deliberately used and, to the ears of many gays and lesbians, more pejorative. “ ‘Homosexual’ has the ring of ‘colored’ now, in the way your grandmother might have used that term, except that it hasn’t been recuperated in the same way,” said George Chauncey, a Yale professor of history and an author who studies gay and lesbian culture. Consider the following phrases: homosexual community, homosexual activist, homosexual marriage. Substitute the word “gay” in...
  • CBS News Spills Beans, Whitehouse Press Briefings are staged and rehearsed, Cover-up being attempted

    03/20/2014 9:53:52 PM PDT · by ScamFix · 89 replies
    Both The Weekly Standard and AUN-TV ^ | 3-20-2013 | Daniel Harper + Dana Allen
    Hi, The Weekly Standard put up a article about how a AZ CBS reporter confessed that Jay Carney and key people in the DC Press meet before briefings and he gets the questions and gives them the answers. Its all a charade in the televised Briefings. We suspected that, but now we know the details on how it is rigged. Nevada's biggest Obama fan Jon Ralston was even offended to find out how contrived it is. Now for the cover-up. The video has been blacked out on YouTube. Both Carney and the reporter are denying what she said on air....
  • NASA-funded study: The way to save Western civilization from collapse is communism

    03/19/2014 10:54:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 19 Mar 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    If the United States wants to avoid falling like the Roman Empire, it must avoid “overconsumption” and distribute resources equally, according to a study funded by NASA. “The fall of the Roman Empire, and the equally (if not more) advanced Han, Mauryan, and Gupta Empires, as well as so many advanced Mesopotamian Empires, are all testimony to the fact that advanced, sophisticated, complex, and creative civilizations can be both fragile and impermanent,” reads the NASA-funded report published in the Ecological Economics journal. “Two important features seem to appear across societies that have collapsed,” the study adds. “The stretching of resources...
  • Secretary Kerry: U.S. To Send Scientists To Discuss Homosexuality With Ugandan President

    03/18/2014 1:45:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 89 replies
    BuzzFeeda ^ | March 18, 2014 | J Lester Feder
    “Maybe we can reach a point of reconsideration” on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Kerry said during a forum at the State Department. The Ugandan president committed to meeting with American “experts” on homosexuality to try to change his mind about the Anti-Homosexuality Act signed into law last month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday during a forum at the State Department moderated by BuzzFeed. Museveni claimed to have signed the law, which imposes up to a lifetime prison sentence for homosexuality, after being convinced no one is “born gay.” “I talked personally to President Museveni just a few...
  • AP, Dallas News, WashPo, etc., Lie About Ted Cruz’ Abortion Statement

    03/13/2014 1:28:50 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 13, 2014 | 14:13 | Katie Yoder
    You’d think conservatives Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are outspoken enough without liberal media sources having to lie about their words. But you’d be underestimating the unscrupulous partisanship of political “journalists." Case in point: the dishonest reporting of the comments from both GOP senators at the Susan B. Anthony Campaign for Life Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 12. An AP report appearing on The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report and several other organizations cherry-picked and twisted statements from Sen. Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Lee (R-UT) from the pro-life event.  Here’s what Sen. Cruz actually said: (More after video.)...
  • Feminist Studies Professor Accused of Assaulting Teenage Prolife Demonstrator

    03/12/2014 12:26:30 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 46 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 03/12/2014 | Jennifer Kabbany
    SANTA BARBARA – A department of feminist studies professor has been accused of going berserk after coming across a campus prolife demonstration that used extremely graphic displays, leading a small mob of students to chant “tear down the sign” before grabbing one of the signs, storming off with it, then allegedly engaging in an altercation with a 16-year-old prolife protestor who had followed the educator to retrieve it. Much of the scuffle was recorded on a smartphone by the 16-year-old, Thrin Short. The yet-to-be-released video is now in the custody of Santa Barbara law enforcement officials, who are investigating the...
  • Homosexual lobby pushing radical changes to Mass. school "anti-bullying" laws

    03/12/2014 8:49:52 AM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 03/12/2014 | n/a
    The homosexual lobby is now putting a full-court press on the Massachusetts Legislature to pass H3909 which would change the state's school "anti-bullying" law -- to completely silence any negative discussion of those behaviors and threaten schools and administrators that do not comply. Their stated goal is to use the anti-bullying laws to "change the overall climate and culture" in the every school in the state by "addressing bigotry and discrimination." In other words, the goal is not to reduce bullying per se, but to punish opinions by students and staff that are critical of homosexual or transgender behaviors, or...
  • Sheryl Sandberg Launches 'Ban Bossy' Campaign to Empower Girls to Lead

    03/10/2014 7:10:00 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03-10-2014 | Jake Whitman
    Can banning one school-yard word really change the world? Sheryl Sandberg says yes. Sandberg -- the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the best-selling book "Lean In" -- is spearheading the launch of a campaign today to ban the word "bossy," arguing the negative put-down stops girls from pursuing leadership roles. "We know that by middle school, more boys than girls want to lead," Sandberg said, "and if you ask girls why they don't want to lead, whether it's the school project all the way on to running for office, they don't want to be called bossy, and...
  • Georgetown University: Daniel Varisco and John Esposito explain “Islamophobia” for you

    03/03/2014 4:58:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/3/2014 | Robert Spencer
    A Jihad Watch reader attended the Georgetown University presentation on “Islamophobia” last week and kindly sent in this report. I wrote about this presentation here before it happened, saying that it would not be a true academic inquiry, amassing the facts and training the student to make an informed judgment, but an exercise in propaganda, attempting to manipulate attendees into holding certain opinions and skewing the presentation to ensure that those opinions would be the only ones anyone could come away with. This report shows that that was indeed what it was, with professors Daniel Varisco and John Esposito openly...
  • Ukraine no longer news!

    03/03/2014 12:54:36 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 33 replies
    03/03/2012 | self
    I just refreshed my Yahoo! homepage, and there is not one story visible on page one about Ukraine.Obviously the journo-list-ers have decided that the story was hurting King Barack I, so poof! no more Ukraine news!Isn't nice we live in a country under the firm hand of our Glorious Leader, the Hindmost, where we don't have to be disturbed by such upsetting stories?
  • MSNBC stuffs up, puts Czechoslovakia back on the map

    03/03/2014 7:32:28 PM PST · by massmike · 22 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 03/03/2014 | n/a
    MSNBC should really Czech its facts. The American TV network has invited ridicule by stuffing up a map that was supposed to help explain the escalating crisis in Ukraine. Look just to the west of Ukraine on the map above and you’ll see a country labelled “Czechoslovakia”. Of course, Czechoslovakia hasn’t existed since 1993, when it split into two nations. MSNBC’s map should have included Slovakia and the Czech Republic instead.
  • Stop Saying “That’s So Gay!”: 6 Types of Microaggressions That Harm LGBTQ People

    02/23/2014 9:11:47 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 109 replies
    Psychology Benefits Society ^ | February 7, 2014 | http://psychologybenefits.org/2014/02/07/anti-lgbt-microaggressions/
    (big time BARF ALERT!)When I was a little kid, I used to hear my brothers, cousins, and friends say things like “That’s so gay!” on a pretty regular basis. I would usually laugh along, hoping with all my might that they didn’t know my secret. My parents and other adults in my life would tell me things like “Boys don’t cry” or “Be a man!” which essentially was their way of telling me that being emotional was forbidden or a sign of weakness. When I was a teenager, there were a few boys at my high school who ridiculed me,...
  • NBC Depicts Married 23-Year-Old Olympian as Living an ‘Alternative Lifestyle’

    02/19/2014 4:56:30 PM PST · by Coleus · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02.19.14
    Just read this and weep for our future. David Wise is at the top of his sport. He’s always smiling among his friends and competitors, however, he’s not like the rest of the field. He is mature. Not to say the rest of the freestyle skiers of halfpipe are not mature, but Wise is mature far beyond his years. At only twenty-three years old, he has a wife, Alexander, who was waiting patiently in the crowd, and together they have a two-year-old daughter waiting for them to return to their home in Reno, Nevada.At such a young age, Wise has...
  • Department of Homeland Security cancels national license-plate tracking plan

    02/19/2014 8:09:31 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2014 | Ellen Nakashima and Josh Hicks,
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of a plan by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to develop a national license-plate tracking system after privacy advocates raised concern about the initiative. The order came just days after ICE solicited proposals from companies to compile a database of license-plate information from commercial and law enforcement tag readers. Officials said the database was intended to help apprehend fugitive illegal immigrants, but the plan raised concerns that the movements of ordinary citizens under no criminal suspicion could be scrutinized.
  • Muslim Wonder Woman Enslaved with Burqa ... Muslim Wonder Woman Redesign Puts Diana in Headscarf

    02/18/2014 7:19:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | February 17, 2014 | Lauren Davis
    Muslim Wonder Woman Redesign Puts Diana in a Headscarf Artist flowercrownprincess envisions Wonder Woman as a hijab-wearing Muslim superhero, who is ready to battle evil in both armor and a headscarf.
  • Is the left forgetting how evil communism was?

    02/18/2014 7:33:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-18-14 | W. James Antle III
    Is communism making a comeback? On its face, the question seems more than a little absurd. The Berlin Wall came down over 24 years ago. We are more than 22 years removed from the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. All that remains are the Stalinist museum pieces of North Korea and Cuba, the former an isolated country known mainly for its absurd dictator and starving population, the latter a beautiful island stuck in a 1950s time warp due to backwards economic and social policies. Even China, the one major power still ruled by...
  • Too old to get lifesaving drugs: Anger at plan to deny treatment if you've had a 'fair innings'

    02/17/2014 4:39:10 PM PST · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 17 Feb 2014 | JENNY HOPE and DANIEL MARTIN
    Patients who have had a ‘fair innings’ could be denied life-saving drugs under proposed health reforms. The plans would mean experts taking into account whether there is a ‘wider societal benefit’ to giving a patient crucial medicines. The NHS rationing body, Nice, fears the Department of Health proposals could see younger people deemed a higher priority for drug treatments because they have more years ahead of them – potentially contributing more to the economy – than the elderly. Doctors, MPs and campaigners last night condemned the plans as ‘barking mad’. The move will also fuel fears that the elderly are...
  • Jon Karl: Ted Cruz ‘so hated’ among GOP senators ‘he’s going to need a food taster’ [VIDEO]

    02/16/2014 10:17:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 16, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    ABC chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl says many of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s fellow Republican senators despise him — like, really, totally hate him. “The Republicans in the Senate had this all set. This was going to be able to pass with only Democratic votes. He stands up, says ‘I’m going to filibuster’, suddenly they need 60 votes,” Karl explained on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, speaking of last week’s vote to increase the debt ceiling. “I’ll tell you, Ted Cruz is so hated among his Republicans now — more so than even during the shutdown — that at...
  • What Percent of the Population is Gay? More Than You Think. (BS alert)

    02/14/2014 3:28:21 PM PST · by Salman · 76 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | October 24, 2013 | Rose Eveleth
    According to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, about 20 percent of the population is attracted to their own gender. That’s nearly double the usual estimates of about 10 percent. The authors explain that their methodology might have something to do with it: Participants were randomly assigned to either a “best practices method” that was computer-based and provides privacy and anonymity, or to a “veiled elicitation method” that further conceals individual responses. Answers in the veiled method preclude inference about any particular individual, but can be used to accurately estimate statistics about the population. Comparing the two...
  • '[edited] Shirley Temple’: Lefties bash late Republican star, smear her as ‘roaring racist’

    02/11/2014 6:47:58 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 69 replies
    twitchy.com/ ^ | 2/11/14 | twitchy
    Lefties bash late Republican star, smear her as ‘roaring racist’ Nate Igor Smith @drivenbyboredom Follow Twenty years from now most of the Republican Party will be dead. Shirley Temple was just another old conservative who now can't vote. Joe Szalai @JoeSzalai Follow I dunno. I though Shirley Temple died when she became an active Republican. 9:24 AM - 11 Feb 2014 James Kass @jameskass Follow I had no idea Shirley Temple was such a staunch Republican. I guess the "Good Ship Lollipop" was really a INS deportation boat.
  • Democrat Logic: Lose Your Job and Feel Liberated

    02/08/2014 8:14:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2014 | Brian C Joondeph, MD
    This week, a report from the Congressional Budget Office acknowledged that ObamaCare would reduce full-time employment by 2.5 million over the next ten years. And that is on top of news that 92 million Americans who could be working are not. What a devastating assessment for the unemployed or underemployed, particular millenials seeking to transition from internships and part-time jobs to career-building full-time jobs. Yet the predictable spin from the White House and major media outlets is that this is good news, liberating workers from the chains of employment. To quote President Obama, from the 2008 campaign, "You can put...
  • National Wear Red Day is Feb. 7

    02/05/2014 3:27:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    WTHI TV ^ | 2/05/14
    INDIANAPOLIS – The American Heart Association, through its Go Red For Women movement, urges everyone to support the fight against heart disease by wearing red on National Wear Red Day – Friday, Feb. 7. American Heart Month is in February, a perfect time to focus on the prevalence of heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer.
  • Blow's New Euphemism for Abortion: 'A Full Range of Reproductive Options for Women'

    02/01/2014 6:05:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The reluctance of abortion-rights advocates to call the procedure by its name, and their preference for euphemism, is legend. To the euphemistic lexicon of "pro-choice," "women's health," "reproductive freedom," etc. ad nauseum, Charles Blow has made the latest contribution. His New York Times column of today speaks of Republican candidates opposing "a full range of reproductive options for women." More here.
  • Christian college drops 'Crusaders' nickname in bow to 'global society'

    01/31/2014 9:01:27 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 01/31/2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its “Crusaders” nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” university officials told FoxNews.com. Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the university’s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December. “But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,” Davis told FoxNews.com. “Our world has changed...
  • Senate intelligence report takes GOP tirades about Benghazi head-on (Dems view, barf alert)

    01/28/2014 2:24:48 PM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | David Ignatius
    Driving the Republican jihad was a claim, first reported in October 2012 by Fox News, that CIA personnel had wanted to respond more quickly to the Benghazi attack but were ordered to “stand down,” perhaps by political higher-ups. Although this claim was promptly rebutted by CIA officials, it was repeated by Fox News at least 85 times, according to a review by the liberal advocacy group Media Matters. This barrage fueled Republican charges that the Democrats were engaging in a coverup. The Senate intelligence report addressed this inflammatory charge head-on. “The committee explored claims that there was a ‘stand down’...
  • Exclusive: Hollywood Brainstorms 'Portraying ObamaCare in TV & Film'

    01/25/2014 6:38:17 AM PST · by gooblah · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jan 2014, 6:24 | John Nolte
    According to an email invitation sent out by the Writers Guild East and obtained by Breitbart News, members of the Hollywood elite and the Obama Administration will be gathering in the middle of next month for a panel titled, "The Affordable Care Act: Comedy, Drama & Reality - Portraying ObamaCare in TV & Film." Julie Green Bataille, a director at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), will represent the Obama administration.
  • Why Wendy Davis’s résumé issues matter

    01/21/2014 11:56:50 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2014 | Chris Cillizza, The Fix
    ......."[Davis] hit state Attorney General Greg Abbott, the party's likely GOP nominee, for bringing up the story. "We're not surprised by Greg Abbott’s campaign attacks on the personal story of my life as a single mother who worked hard to get ahead,".....................................right now she is a national star thanks to her filibuster against a Texas abortion law but if she waits four years to run for something she may well be less of a big deal nationally.Given all of that, Davis had to run for governor this year — even if she didn't think she could win. We've written that...
  • Gov. Cuomo’s press shop issues huffy press release about his offensive comments

    01/21/2014 8:47:50 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 29 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 1/21/14 | David Freddoso
    ...Mind you, I’m sure he didn’t literally mean to banish anyone — he just likes rhetoric that excludes people who are unlike himself. It’s "blue meat" for his base...
  • Update: Now 44 Times More TV Coverage of Christie's Traffic Scandal Than in Last Six Months on IRS

    01/10/2014 2:19:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 10, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    In less than 48 hours, ABC, CBS and NBC deluged viewers with coverage of Chris Christie's traffic jam scandal, devoting a staggering 88 minutes to the story. In comparison, these same news outlets over the last six months have allowed a scant two minutes for the latest on Barack Obama's Internal Revenue Service scandal. The disparity in less than two days is 44-to-one. [See a chart below.] From Wednesday through Friday morning, the latest on Christie's Traffic-Gate led 11 out of 13 news programs. NBC produced the heaviest coverage, over 34 minutes. CBS followed close behind with more than 30...
  • Cleveland Indians Changing Primary Logo From Chief Wahoo to ‘Block C’

    01/09/2014 7:57:20 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    http://nesn.com/ ^ | 01/09/2014 | Ricky Doyle
    The Cleveland Indians are changing their primary logo from the traditional Chief Wahoo to the far less polarizing “Block C,” according to Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas. There won’t be any changes to the Indians’ uniforms, and the Chief Wahoo logo will still appear on the club’s home cap and sleeves. Fans probably won’t notice too much of a difference — at least next season — in the wake of this change. There will be less of Chief Wahoo and more of the “Block C,” but Chief Wahoo will still be kicking around. Chief Wahoo has been the club’s primary logo...
  • Campaign against UN Women to decriminalise pimping, buying sex

    01/04/2014 1:31:55 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    zeenews.india.com ^ | January 03, 2014
    Kolkata: A group of organisations have launched a campaign against a move by UN Women, a United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, to decriminalise pimping, buying sex and brothel-keeping. "Such a move will fuel huge sex-trafficking as those who buy and sell women will get off scot free," Ruchira Gupta of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, an anti-sex trafficking NGO, told reporters here today. More than 1,000 individuals and organisations representing victims and survivors, women and dalits have signed a petition that the NGO would submit to UN Women in Delhi on January 7. The...
  • Re branding Old Media

    01/04/2014 9:01:07 AM PST · by billhilly · 11 replies
    Self | 01/04/14 | Billhilly
    After being told by old and relentless image makers and propagandists that some things are are what they are not, and after a quick Google search, and seeing that I am not going where someone else has already gone, here are two new additions, one of which I recently used on FR. Since the left has called conservatives Wing Nuts, let's return the serve to them with Nutwing. The washed out alphabet television news organizations and major city Newspapers are being complimented by being called mainstream, and since they are all washed up, let's henceforth call them by the much...
  • NY Times article on Benghazi.. SMOKING GUN!

    12/30/2013 12:04:13 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 21 replies
    December 30, 2013 | CivilWarBrewing
    In the 100 E-MAILS released by the Obama administration relating to Benghazi, THERE WAS NO MENTION OF THE YOUTUBE VIDEO IN ANY OF THEM.
  • I'm asking you, and here's why: [email from nobama]

    12/30/2013 8:58:28 AM PST · by upchuck · 12 replies
    email | Dec 30, 2013 | Barack Obama (supposedly)
    Friend -- On January 1st, our nation turns a corner on health care -- and we're never going back. From here on, no American should have to go broke just because they get sick. You can't be dropped from your plan when you need it most. Pre-existing conditions will never prevent someone from getting coverage, and women can't be charged more than men for their plans. And for millions of Americans, affordable, quality coverage is finally within reach. I am so proud of that. And I have people like you to thank, truly. Fundamental change like this doesn't happen just...
  • New "Animal Farm" Targets Capitalism

    12/28/2013 12:45:25 PM PST · by VR-21 · 51 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 27 December 2013 | Mark Tapson
    Actor Andy Serkis is set to direct an upcoming movie adaptation of George Orwell’s classic novel Animal Farm. But there will be a slight deviation from the story’s original focus: rather than serve as a cautionary tale about Communist totalitarianism, this updated version will address Hollywood’s predictable, go-to embodiment of evil, the Darth Vader of our time: corporate greed. Orwell’s brilliant allegory Animal Farm was written during World War II as a satire on Soviet Communism (and very nearly wasn’t published, critical as it was of our Russian ally). It has since been adapted to film twice, a British animated...
  • Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments

    12/26/2013 8:38:09 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 140 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2013 10:34 AM (ET) | BARBARA ORTUTAY
    NEW YORK (AP) - Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet. Blame anonymity, blame politicians, blame human nature. But a growing number of websites are reining in the Wild West of online commentary. Companies including Google and the Huffington Post are trying everything from deploying moderators to forcing people to use their real names in order to restore civil discourse. Some sites, such as Popular Science, are banning comments altogether.
  • Reddit’s science forum banned climate deniers. Why don’t all newspapers do the same?

    12/23/2013 3:05:35 PM PST · by Third Person · 37 replies
    The Grist ^ | December 16th, 2013 | Nathan Allen
    In addition to my career as a PhD chemist, I am one of a select few who enjoy the privilege of moderating content on reddit.com’s science forum. The science forum is a small part of reddit, but it nonetheless enjoys over 4 million subscribers. By comparison, that’s roughly twice the circulation of The New York Times. The forum, known as /r/science, provides a digital space for discussions about recent, peer-reviewed scientific publications. This puts us (along with /r/AskScience) on the front line of the science-public interface. On our little page, scientists and nonscientists can connect through discussions on everything from...
  • Federal Judge: Right to Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Deeply Rooted in Nation’s History and

    12/23/2013 9:20:08 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 12/21/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Judge Robert J. Shelby, whom President Barack Obama appointed to the U.S. District Court in Utah last year, issued an opinion on Friday declaring that a right to same-sex marriage is "deeply rooted in the nation’s history and implicit in the concept of ordered liberty."
  • Colorado teenage gunman had 'very strong beliefs about gun laws' and Republicans

    12/14/2013 7:31:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 122 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/14/13 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    He was bullied for his outspoken opinions and didn't care much for Republicans. Karl Pierson, 18, who stormed his Colorado high school brandishing a shotgun and bearing hatred for his debate coach, critically injured a 15-year-old fellow student before shooting himself to death Friday afternoon as he was cornered by heavily armed police. "He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff," said junior Abbey Skoda, who shared a class with Pierson during her freshmen year, The Denver Post reported. "I also heard he was bullied a lot." After undergoing surgery Friday, the injured girl was listed in critical,...