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    08/02/2015 9:24:49 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2015 | Pamela Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would “certainly not give up” the possibility of running as a third-party candidate if he is not treated “fairly” by the GOP.
  • Obama's Fuzzy Logic Puts Us in the Rabit Hole!

    05/24/2012 10:29:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-24-2012 | MOTUS
    Four Words: Fuzzy Logic all around The Wons’ grueling campaign schedule continued… Three fund raising events for Big Guy, plus the Air Force Academy commencement speech, yesterday. And one for Lady M in Cleveland where she greeted the little people who worked diligently last time around to make sure that everyone had a chance to vote, at least once. And then they ran this iconic photo of the adorable little boy, rubbing Big Guy’s head to see if it felt like his own nappy (can I say that?) hair, or, maybe, just for “good luck”: Fuzzy Like Me

    05/21/2012 8:16:44 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 71 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/20/12 | Mike Opelka
    Last Monday, a high school student in North Carolina engaged his social studies teacher in a heated debate about politics and the two leading presidential candidates. During the exchange, the teacher (an obvious Obama supporter) got very angry with the student and accused him of disrespecting the president. She even went so far as to tell the boy that he could be jailed for speaking ill of Obama.
  • Obama Breaks Faith With the Black Community

    05/14/2012 3:03:15 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 5 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 14, 2012 | JP
    In a recent post, I slammed black pastors for failing to stand up for their Christian faith in the face of attack by Nation of Islam supreme leader Louis Farrakhan. So, in fairness, I must applaud members of the black clergy who have put Biblical principle above racial hegemony in their public criticism of President Obama for his ungodly support of homosexual marriage. “I love the president,” said Rev. Emmitt Burns, pastor of Rising Sun Baptist Church in Baltimore, “but I cannot support what he has done.” He told CNN that the president’s failure to defend traditional marriage between one...
  • Attorney in hijab defends call for other women at 9/11 hearing to wear 'appropriate' clothing

    The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings -- out of respect for her client's Muslim beliefs. Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid bin Attash, attended the arraignment Saturday dressed in a hijab, apparently because her client insisted on it. She further requested that the court order other women to follow that example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under...
  • Barack Obama blackmailed by Vladimir Putin, betrays United States and her Allies

    04/10/2012 1:57:14 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 4/7/2012 | Doug Book
    While the American media provide cover for the Constitutionally ineligible Barack Hussein Obama, Vladimir Putin and the nation of Russia are reaping a treasure trove of defense secrets and missile technology by threatening to reveal the true history of the Manchurian Candidate. Obama has spent millions to prevent his personal story being revealed to the American public. Records have been destroyed, information hidden, false claims advanced, potential whistleblowers threatened and official documents forged. Enabled by a complicit media and the craven cowardice of political opponents, the most egregious felonies in the nation’s history have served to make the American people...
  • Obama Plays ‘Judicial Activism’ Card

    04/03/2012 5:01:08 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 1 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 3, 2012 | JP
    This past February, a federal District Court judge in San Francisco declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. Not a peep was heard from President Obama. The same month, a federal judge in the Middle District of Louisiana struck down a Bayou State law barring convicted sex offenders from using Facebook and other social media. There was nary a discouraging word from the president. Then, also in February, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Oklahoma cannot enforce an amendment to its state constitution prohibiting state judges from basing decisions on Koranic or international law. POTUS was mute....
  • AP source: Israel won't warn US before Iran strike (Israel doesn't trust Obama)

    02/27/2012 7:15:20 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies · 2+ views
    google ^ | 2/27/2012 | KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP
    Israeli officials say they won't warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions. The pronouncement, delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations, sets a tense tone ahead of meetings in the coming days at the White House and Capitol Hill. Israeli officials said that if they eventually decide a strike is necessary, they would keep the Americans in the dark to decrease the likelihood that the U.S. would be held responsible for failing to stop Israel's potential attack. The U.S. has been...
  • Romney Advisor: No Obamacare Repeal

    01/27/2012 1:29:19 PM PST · by TBP · 39 replies ^ | Wednesday, January 25th at 9:10AM EST | Erick Erickson
    As Ben Domenech notes in his Transom, Mitt Romney’s advisors have now advised him to support “a $2 gas tax, a VAT, and open Taliban talks.” Add to that list not repealing Obamacare. Norm Coleman, an advisor to Romney, went on record saying We’re not going to do repeal. You’re not going to repeal Obamacare… It’s not a total repeal… You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president… You can’t whole-cloth throw it out.
  • Harry Reid: 'We Need The People Of America To Rise Up' in Favor of Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

    05/13/2011 6:57:27 AM PDT · by LibsRJerks · 24 replies
    CNS news ^ | 5/13/2011
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Failed to Pay $287,000 in Property Taxes on Aircraft

    03/21/2011 3:33:43 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 15 replies
    Weakly Standard ^ | 03-21-11 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    In a conference call with reporters, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill just disclosed that she failed to pay $287,000 in property taxes related to her co-ownership of a private aircraft. This scandal comes quickly on the heels of recent revelations that McCaskill improperly billed taxpayers for use of the same private aircraft, for which McCaskill reimbursed the Treasury $88,000:
  • Report: Too many whites, men leading military

    03/08/2011 10:17:41 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 7 March 2011 | Pauline Jelinek
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday. Seventy-seven percent of senior officers in the active-duty military are white, while only 8 percent are black, 5 percent are Hispanic and 16 percent are women, the report by an independent panel said, quoting data from September 2008. One barrier that keeps women from the highest ranks is their inability to serve in combat units. Promotion and job opportunities have favored those with...
  • Low-flow toilets cause a stink in SF

    02/28/2011 8:42:00 PM PST · by TheBattman · 33 replies
    SanFrancisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, February 28, 2011 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    Low-flow toilets cause a stink in SF Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross Monday, February 28, 2011 San Francisco's big push for low-flow toilets has turned into a multimillion-dollar plumbing stink. Skimping on toilet water has resulted in more sludge backing up inside the sewer pipes, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the city Public Utilities Commission. That has created a rotten-egg stench near AT&T Park and elsewhere, especially during the dry summer months. The city has already spent $100 million over the past five years to upgrade its sewer system and sewage plants, in part to combat the odor problem. Now officials are...
  • PROOF: Liberals are Full of It-Low-Flow Toilets Cause Environmental Problem

    02/28/2011 9:58:04 AM PST · by The Antiyuppie · 40 replies
    San Fransisco Chronicle ^ | 28-FEB-2011 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    Link to article. San Fransisco's sewer system having trouble with less water throughput; harmful chemicals used to "solve" the problem:
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Repealing ObamaCare is unconstitutional

    01/20/2011 4:35:14 PM PST · by mandaladon · 132 replies · 2+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 18 Jan 2011 | Allahpundit
    Via Philip Klein, I can’t decide whether she’s serious or whether this is part of the Democrats’ new kitchen-sink approach to “messaging” about ObamaCare. She might be calculating that even an argument as inane as this one is worth making in order to counter the GOP’s claims that O-Care is unconstitutional. If you’re battling over public opinion, why not frame the other side’s actions as being as illegitimate as your own? So on the one hand, maybe she doesn’t really buy this and is simply engaged in a shrewd bit of PR. On the other hand — dude. Thus do...
  • Couple puts abortion decision to online vote

    11/19/2010 4:46:49 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 7 replies
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  • Dem Jerry McNerney up 121 votes to GOP's David Harmer in East Bay (California)

    11/03/2010 3:20:27 PM PDT · by Drango · 30 replies
    SF CHRON ^ | Lockhead
    In the gerrymander-gone-awry California 11th congressional district, sprawling across four counties from Gilroy to Lodi, incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney is ahead 121 votes to GOP challenger David Harmer: McNerney 82,124 votes, 47.5% Harmer 82,003 votes 47.4% A third party spoiler, Tracy's David Christensen of the conservative American Independent Party, has 8,809 or 5.1% That's with all precincts reporting as of 5:41 a.m. It would appear that Harmer would have won had Christensen not been in the race.
  • And now for the next battle (Mega-mega-barf alert)

    11/03/2010 12:08:52 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Nov 3, 2010 | E.J. Montini
    President Obama allowed Republicans to define the terms of the nation's political argument for the past two years and permitted them to draw battle lines the way they wanted. Neither he nor his party can let that happen again. This only underscored that Tuesday's results mark the beginning of the next round, not the end of the contest. Before the next election - which will be decided by a broader electorate - progressives, including Obama, have to be wiser about the fights they pick, more focused on the country's economic pain, and as shrewd as their adversaries have been in...
  • Suns to Wear 'Los Suns' Jerseys to Protest Law (Time to boycott the misguided idiots in the NBA)

    05/05/2010 6:09:44 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 55 replies · 1,415+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/5/2010 | ap
    The Phoenix Suns will wear "Los Suns" on their jerseys in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, owner Robert Sarver said, "to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation." The decision to wear the jerseys on the Cinco de Mayo holiday stems from a law passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer that has drawn widespread criticism from Latino organizations and civil rights groups that say it could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics. President Barack Obama has called the law "misguided."
  • OBAMA CHEATING SCANDAL [National Enquirer]

    04/30/2010 10:27:32 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 240 replies · 11,482+ views
    PRESIDENT OBAMA has been caught in a shocking cheating scandal after being caught in a Washington, DC Hotel with a former campaign aide, sources say. And now, a hush-hush security video that shows everything could topple both Obama's presidency and marriage to Michelle! A confidential investigation has learned that Obama first became close to gorgeous 35 year-old VERA BAKER in 2004 when she worked tirelessly to get him elected to the US Senate, raising millions in campaign contributions. While Baker has insisted in the past that "nothing happened" between them, the ENQUIRER has learned that top anti-Obama operatives are offering...
  • 'Miss Me Yet?' Billboard With Photo Of Bush Is Real; Not An Internet Trick

    02/08/2010 6:53:20 PM PST · by Kryn-Man · 45 replies · 2,017+ views
    NPR ^ | 2/08 2010 | Mark Memmott
    Internet chatter had led to speculation that it might be an urban myth -- nothing more than clever digital trickery spreading via the Web. But our friend Bob Collins at Minnesota Public Radio assures us he's seen it with his own eyes: There is a billboard along I-35 near Wyoming, Minn., with a huge photo of former president George W. Bush and this question: "Miss Me Yet?" Now, the push is on to find out who paid to have it put up. Bob says there's no readily apparent claim of ownership on the billboard, so he's heading back to the...
  • S.F. officials earn more than state counterparts

    12/14/2009 8:47:26 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 5 replies · 318+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 14, 2009 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    There is one consolation for Mayor Gavin Newsom now that he's dropped out of the governor's race - he won't have to take a $72,477-a-year pay cut. Newsom, who earns $246,464 as mayor of San Francisco, would have seen his pay drop to $173,987 if he had won the governor's race, as a result of the salary cuts imposed on state elected officers last week.
  • Target workers in Walnut Creek quit after questions about immigration status (Calif)

    12/09/2009 8:11:16 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 36 replies · 1,237+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Dec 9, 2009 | Matt O'Brien
    WALNUT CREEK — More than 40 employees at the downtown Target store quit their jobs after an internal probe raised suspicions about their immigration status, according to lawyers who have met with the workers. Managers summoned the overnight crew of the North Main Street department store to meetings last month and gave workers the chance to prove their eligibility to work in the United States by bringing in the proper documents, the lawyers and Target representatives say. Most of the questioned workers voluntarily resigned, Target spokeswoman Kate Gillen said. The Minnesota-based retailer would not say how many workers left the...
  • Obama Administration Calls Marriage Law Unfair (DOMA)

    08/17/2009 10:00:24 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 40 replies · 2,725+ views ^ | 08/17/09 | Staff
    The Obama administration filed court papers Monday arguing that a federal marriage law discriminates against gays, even as government lawyers continue to defend the law. Justice Department lawyers are seeking to dismiss a suit brought by a gay California couple challenging the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. The administration's response to the case has angered gay activists who see it as backtracking on campaign promises made by President Obama. In the court papers, the administration urges law's repeal but says that in the meantime, government lawyers will continue to defend it as a law on the books. The government's previous...
  • Gay Teen Voted Prom Queen at L.A. High School

    05/28/2009 4:54:15 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 22 replies · 1,160+ views
    An openly-gay, teenage boy was just voted "Prom Queen" at Los Angeles' Fairfax High School in a campaign that began as a stunt -- but ended up spurring discussion on the campus about gender roles and teen popularity. Sergio Garcia, 18, was crowned queen Saturday night at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. "I feel invincible," Garcia said in his tiara and charcoal-gray tuxedo. A few days earlier, he gave a speech that won over some cynics and led to an ovation and his unlikely victory. "At one time, prom may have been a big popularity contest where the best-looking guy or...
  • Openly gay teen voted prom queen at LA high school

    05/28/2009 3:07:51 PM PDT · by definitelynotaliberal · 49 replies · 1,328+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Today | Yahoo News
    <p>LOS ANGELES – An openly gay teen was voted prom queen at Los Angeles' Fairfax High School in a campaign that began as a stunt . . . .</p>
  • Scouts Train to Fight Terrorists, and More

    05/15/2009 1:10:07 PM PDT · by ronnyquest · 21 replies · 1,900+ views
    The responding officers — eight teenage boys and girls, the youngest 14 — face tripwire, a thin cloud of poisonous gas and loud shots — BAM! BAM! — fired from behind a flimsy wall. They move quickly, pellet guns drawn and masks affixed.
  • What&#8217;s Plan B if five ballot measures fail?

    05/01/2009 2:52:21 PM PDT · by Mariner · 9 replies · 725+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 1st, 2009 | Dan Walters
    Dan Walters: What’s Plan B if five ballot measures fail? ShareThis By Dan Walters Published: Friday, May. 1, 2009 - 12:00 am | Page 3A Prospects are rapidly diminishing for the five ballot measures that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders say they need to keep the state budget from drowning in red ink. So, one might ask, what's Plan B? Rejection of three measures (Propositions 1C, 1D and 1E) would have a direct impact totaling nearly $6 billion on the 2009-10 budget, which was supposedly balanced by Schwarzenegger and legislators in February. Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor has already...
  • [CA] State budget Deal To Be Unveiled Monday

    02/08/2009 10:55:15 AM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 365+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | February 8, 2009
    State budget deal to be unveiled Monday Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross Sunday, February 8, 2009 Buckle your seat belts - the ride is about to get wild in Sacramento, with state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg planning to put a $42 billion budget deal up for a vote. The deal - a combination of cuts and tax hikes - is expected to be unveiled Monday, then put up for a vote Tuesday. Whether there are enough Republican votes to make it fly, however, is unknown. "Darrell has made it clear that there was no handshake agreement, and there may not...
  • Scientists warn Christmas lights harm the planet

    12/24/2008 7:51:33 PM PST · by television is just wrong · 60 replies · 1,134+ views,23739,24839835-23272,00.html ^ | December 24, 2008 08:06am | By Graham Readfearn
    <p>SCIENTISTS have warned that Christmas lights are bad for the planet due to huge electricity waste and urged people to get energy efficient festive bulbs. CSIRO researchers said householders should know that each bulb turned on in the name of Christmas will increase emissions of greenhouse gases.</p>
  • [San Francisco] Fireplace police on patrol; smoke can draw fine

    11/20/2008 4:01:55 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 30 replies · 1,315+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 20, 2008 | Steve Rubenstein
    (11-19) 16:21 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- The fireplace police descended on the Bay Area on Wednesday. For the first time ever, residential fires are illegal under a new law, passed in July, that bans home burning on winter season Spare the Air days. The first such ban took effect at noon. Seventy inspectors from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District planned to spend the day and evening patrolling residential neighborhoods, looking for telltale chimney wisps. Violators will get warnings by mail. Repeat offenders face fines of as much as $2,000. The fireplace police say they are determined to keep...
  • Holy Land Foundation Defendants Guilty on all Counts

    11/24/2008 2:17:30 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 22 replies · 1,520+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 24, 2008 | Jason Trahan & Tanya Eiserer
    A jury on Monday determined that the Holy Land Foundation and five men who worked with the Muslim charity were guilty of three dozen counts related to the illegal funneling of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The unanimous verdicts are a complete victory for the government, which streamlined its case and worked hard to carefully educate jurors on the complex, massive evidence presented in the trial. Guilty verdicts were read on 108 separate charges. The prosecution victory is also a major one for the lame duck administration of President George Bush, whose efforts at fighting...
  • Palin on the leakers: “Those guys are jerks”

    11/07/2008 7:25:33 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 19 replies · 2,703+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 7, 2008 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    First day back at work for the ‘Cuda, and it wasn’t uneventful. I’m giving you two versions, the nitty gritty 90-second hit from CNN and the extended director’s cut from MSNBC. No names are named, but the hint she drops about the NAFTA smear probably having come from one of her debate preppers is as heavy as a barbell. Who was in charge of prepping her? Among others, according to Fox News: Randy Scheunemann, her chief defender, as well as … Steve Schmidt and Mark Wallace, husband of Nicolle. Hmmmm.
  • Breaking News: Pelosi 'No Energy' Bill Part of House Draft CR

    09/22/2008 7:37:12 PM PDT · by cp124 · 30 replies · 305+ views
    Human Events ^ | 09/22/2008 | Jed Babbin
    House Democrats are bypassing renewal of the offshore oil drilling ban by including the entire Pelosi “drill nothing” energy bill in a draft of a Continuing Resolution. HUMAN EVENTS obtained a copy of the most recent House draft CR this morning. The Pelosi bill, HR 6899, fails to open more than a miniscule part of the available offshore drilling areas and -- even worse -- it establishes permanent bans on development of most other domestic energy sources (natural gas, oil shale, etc.) and does nothing to develop nuclear power. It passed the House earlier this month and is now languishing...
  • Gallup Daily: McCain 48% Obama 43%

    09/10/2008 10:24:45 AM PDT · by drzz · 14 replies · 105+ views
    Gallup poll ^ | 08/09/10 | Gallup
    The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update finds John McCain continuing to lead Barack Obama, 48% to 43% among registered voters.
  • Why rednecks may rule the world (don't read if you've got a heart condition)

    09/09/2008 4:30:59 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 40 replies · 775+ views
    BBC ^ | 6 September 2008 | Joe Bageant
    During this US election cycle we are hearing a lot from the pundits and candidates about "heartland voters," and "white working class voters." What they are talking about are rednecks. But in their political correctness, media types cannot bring themselves to utter the word "redneck." So I'll say it for them: redneck-redneck-redneck-redneck. The fact is that we American rednecks embrace the term in a sort of proud defiance. To us, the term redneck indicates a culture we were born in and enjoy. So I find it very interesting that politically correct people have taken it upon themselves to protect us...
  • High Anxiety in the Mile High City

    08/26/2008 10:31:05 PM PDT · by Danae · 24 replies · 191+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8/27/08 | MAUREEN DOWD
    By MAUREEN DOWD DENVER I’ve been to a lot of conventions, and there’s always something gratifyingly weird that happens. +++Snip+++ But this Democratic convention has a vibe so weird and jittery, so at odds with the early thrilling, fairy dust feel of the Obama revolution, that I had to consult Mike Murphy, the peppery Republican strategist and former McCain guru. “What is that feeling in the air?” I asked him. “Submerged hate,” he promptly replied. ++++snip++++ She thanked her “sisterhood of the traveling pantsuits,” and slyly noted that Obama would enact her health care plan rather than his. ++++snip++++ Afterward,...
  • Comedian-turned-candidate Franken to pay $70K in back taxes

    04/29/2008 4:36:14 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies · 64+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Apr 29, 2008 | PATRICK CONDON
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Senate candidate Al Franken says he will pay about $70,000 in back income taxes in 17 states going back to 2003. The Minnesota Democrat has been under attack by Republicans for failing to file tax returns in California for several years when the comedian-turned-candidate earned money there. Franken tells The Associated Press he never intended to avoid paying taxes. He says during the years in question, he paid his entire income tax bill to the city and state where he lived. Franken says he did this on the advice of his accountant, but that he...
  • Franken owes $70,000 in back taxes in 17 states

    04/29/2008 4:35:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies · 85+ views
    Franken owes $70,000 in back taxes in 17 states By PATRICIA LOPEZ, Star Tribune April 29, 2008 DFL U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken, frontrunner in the race to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, owes $70,000 in back taxes in 17 states, where he earned income going back to 2003. Franken on Tuesday told the Associated Press that he never intended to avoid paying taxes and that on the advice of his accountant, had paid taxes to the city and state where he lived. Franken has been under fire since early March, when a Republican operative revealed that Franken had...
  • Wright’s Security Provided By Nation Of Islam

    By Michelle Malkin April 28, 2008 Heard E.D. Hill mention this earlier today. It’s been confirmed: Jeremiah Wright’s bodyguards are Nation of Islam goons. Several Farrakhan acolytes were also in the audience for Wright’s vaudeville performance at the National Press Club, including one of our favorite race clowns, Malik Zulu Shabazz, and America’s favorite race clown politician, Marion Barry. Also in attendance: Wacknut Obama supporter Rev. Michael Pfleger: Speaking before an audience that included Marion Barry, Cornel West, Malik Zulu Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party and Nation of Islam official Jamil Muhammad, Wright praised Louis Farrakhan, defended the...
  • Pelosi Statement Celebrating Earth Day ("minister to the needs of Gods creation is act of worship")

    04/21/2008 4:30:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies · 901+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/21/08 | Nancy Pelosi
    Pelosi Statement Celebrating Earth Day1 hour, 20 minutes ago To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Brendan Daly or Drew Hammill, both of Office of the Speaker of the House, +1-202-226-7616 WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in observance of the 38th annual Earth Day, which will be observed tomorrow, Tuesday, April 22: Almost four decades ago, a group of visionary Americans energized the environmental movement, and indeed our nation, by dedicating a day to this ideal: we must preserve Gods creation, our planet, for the generations to come. On this Earth Day, the greatest challenge...
  • NYC Cabbie Who Runs Anti-American Islamic Web Site Mocks GI Deaths, Calls for Shia Law In U.S.

    04/07/2008 6:03:58 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 29 replies · 102+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 7 April 2008 | FoxNews
    NYC Cabbie Who Runs Anti-American Islamic Web Site Mocks GI Deaths, Calls for Shia Law In U.S.    A New York City cabbie who operates an extremist Islamic anti-American Web site that features violent images — including mocking the deaths of GIs in Iraq — says he’s doing the country a service by “exposing the truth.”   Yousef al-Khattab, who runs from his home in Queens, told FOX News that he also wants the U.S. to embrace Islam and Sharia Law, which prohibits alcohol and can include stoning to death or severe flogging for pre-marital sex and adultery.   On any given...
  • Pirates seize French ship off Somalia

    04/04/2008 11:01:16 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 32 replies · 552+ views
    ap / yahoo news ^ | April 4, 2008 | JAMEY KEATEN
    Pirates seized control of a French vessel carrying 30 crew members Friday off the coast of Somalia, the French government and the ship's owner said. Attackers stormed aboard "Le Ponant" as it returned without passengers from the Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean, toward the Mediterranean Sea, said officials with French maritime transport company CMA-CGM. The corporate officials said they were in close contact with the French Foreign Ministry, which said in a statement that a cruise boat and its crew had been attacked by pirates. The ship was in the high seas in the Gulf of Aden, off the coast...
  • Government benefit programs in trouble (Social security & Medicare)

    03/25/2008 12:30:05 PM PDT · by NRG1973 · 24 replies · 623+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 25, 2008 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    Trustees for the government's two biggest benefit programs warned Tuesday that Social Security and Medicare are facing "enormous challenges" with the threat to Medicare's solvency far more severe. ADVERTISEMENT The trustees, issuing a once-a-year analysis of the government's two biggest benefit programs, said the resources in the Social Security trust fund will be depleted by 2041. The reserves in the Medicare trust fund that pays hospital benefits were projected to be wiped out by 2019. Both those dates were the same as in last year's report. But the trustees warned that financial pressures will begin much sooner when the programs...
  • Justices Agree on Right to Own Guns (YES!)

    03/18/2008 3:26:06 PM PDT · by radar101 · 71 replies · 1,919+ views
    North County Times ^ | 18 MARCH 2008 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON - Americans have a right to own guns, Supreme Court justices declared Tuesday in a historic and lively debate that could lead to the most significant interpretation of the Second Amendment since its ratification two centuries ago. Governments have a right to regulate those firearms, a majority of justices seemed to agree. But there was less apparent agreement on the case they were arguing: whether Washington's ban on handguns goes too far. The justices dug deeply into arguments on one of the Constitution's most hotly debated provisions as demonstrators shouted slogans outside. Guns are an American right, argued one...
  • While giving a speech to support Hillary, Bill Clinton said, "If you elect me....."

    02/27/2008 11:35:23 AM PST · by grundle · 10 replies · 50+ views
  • IRS Investigating United Church of Christ Over Obama Speech

    02/26/2008 8:13:50 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 79 replies · 437+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 2/26/08 | RACHEL ZOLL
    The IRS is investigating the United Church of Christ over a speech Sen. Barack Obama gave at its national meeting last year after he became a candidate for president, the denomination said Tuesday. Obama, an Illinois Democrat, belongs to the 1.2 million-member Protestant group through his Chicago congregation. In a letter the denomination received Monday, the IRS said "reasonable belief exists" that the circumstances surrounding the speech violated restrictions on political activity for tax-exempt organizations. The denomination has denied any wrongdoing. United Church of Christ, link to IRS letter:
  • McCain: Bush should veto torture bill

    02/20/2008 5:07:00 PM PST · by Perdogg · 10 replies · 54+ views
    WBOC ^ | Associated Press - February 20, 2008 4:23 PM ET
    John McCain is a well-known opponent of waterboarding. But he wants President Bush to veto a measure that would bar the CIA from using it, and other harsh interrogation methods, on terror suspects. McCain voted against the bill, which would let the CIA use only the 19 interrogation techniques listed in the Army field manual. His vote is controversial because the manual prohibits waterboarding, yet McCain doesn't want the CIA to be bound by the manual and its prohibitions.
  • McCain: Bush Should Veto Torture Bill

    02/20/2008 3:47:33 PM PST · by Bishop_Malachi · 7 replies · 104+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 20th, 2008 | LIBBY QUAID
    YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (AP) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said President Bush should veto a measure that would bar the CIA from using waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods on terror suspects. McCain voted against the bill, which would restrict the CIA to using only the 19 interrogation techniques listed in the Army field manual. His vote was controversial because the manual prohibits waterboarding - a simulated drowning technique that McCain also opposes - yet McCain doesn't want the CIA bound by the manual and its prohibitions. McCain, who was tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, is...
  • AP: Yahoo exploring alliance with News Corp.

    02/13/2008 2:53:08 PM PST · by jern · 3 replies · 46+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 13, 2008 | MICHAEL LIEDTKE
    Yahoo Inc. is discussing a possible Internet partnership with media conglomerate News Corp., its latest effort to repel Microsoft Corp.'s takeover bid or pry a better offer from the unsolicited suitor, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The specifics of the proposed joint venture haven't been worked out, according to the person, who didn't want to be identified because the talks are considered confidential. Both The Wall Street Journal and a prominent blog, TechCrunch, reported that News Corp. is interested in folding its popular online social network,, and other Internet assets into Yahoo — an idea that...