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  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?
  • PROGRESSIVE “THOUGHT-BLOCKERS”: INCOME INEQUALITY

    02/11/2016 8:41:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 2/10/2016 | Bruce Thornton
    An ideological construct that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. Throughout this primary season, Hillary Clinton and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders have both been flogging the “crisis” of “income inequality,” which is “at the center of their campaigns,” according to CNN. Both have scourged the “greed” of the “1%,” called for higher taxes on the “rich,” and promised to expand and multiply government programs to rectify this injustice. Yet like other slogans progressives rely on, the idea of “income inequality” is an ideological construct, a statistical artifact that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. The first problem with...
  • Venezuela Is Socialist, Senator Sanders. Any Questions?

    02/07/2016 7:40:39 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6 Feb 2016 | Editorial
    Socialism: Like a skyscraper crane about to topple in high winds, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of a horrific economic collapse. It was brought on by one thing: socialism, taken to the hilt. Yet incredibly, neither Bernie Sanders nor his voters make this connection. It’s worrisome that so many Americans see socialism in a favorable light these days. A May 2015 YouGov poll showed that socialism was viewed favored favorably by 43% of Democrats, while a June 2015 Gallup poll showed that 47% of Americans would vote for a socialist. It points to a collective loss of memory. After...
  • THE SOCIALIST MILLIONAIRE: Financial Scandals Trail the Loathsome Hypocrite Bernie Sanders

    02/07/2016 1:51:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Doug Ross ^ | 2/7/16 | Cliff Kincaid
    Responding to one of Anderson Cooper’s softball questions, socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told the CNN Town Hall on Wednesday night that he lives a frugal life and indicated that he doesn’t care about money or status. “I have a small Chevrolet,” he said. “It is one of the smallest Chevys that they make.” He said it was about five years old.But James O’Brien, a political consultant and former publisher of Campaigns & Elections magazine, says the career politician, who has been a mayor, member of Congress and U.S. senator, has achieved the financial status of a millionaire.O’Brien has analyzed the...
  • Mo Dowd: Hillary Battles Bernie Sanders, Chick Magnet

    02/06/2016 2:02:02 PM PST · by seanmerc · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6 Feb 16 | Maureen Dowd
    HILLARY CLINTON first grabbed the national spotlight 47 years ago as an idealistic young feminist, chiding the paternalistic establishment in her Wellesley commencement speech. So it’s passing strange to watch her here, getting rebuffed by young women who believe that she lacks idealism, that she overplays her feminist hand and that she is the paternalistic establishment. Bernie Sanders may be a dead ringer for Larry David, but Hillary is running the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” campaign. She can’t fire up young voters by dwelling on what can’t be done in Washington and by explaining that she’s more prose than poetry.
  • Chris Matthews Makes His Own Anti-Bernie Republican Ad

    02/05/2016 6:03:09 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Bernie Sanders becomes the Dem nominee, the GOP might wind up having to pay royalties to Chris Matthews . . On this evening's Hardball, Matthews aired what he himself said could be an anti-Bernie Republican ad, cobbled together from clips of various radical statements Sanders has made over the years. In Chris' commercial, Sanders is seen saying he's a socialist, confirming he's not a capitalist, admitting that he applied for conscientious objector status, indicating that he would raise taxes to somewhere between 50 and 90%, and preaching political "revolution." Workers of the world: unite behind Bernie! View the video...
  • Hillary Clinton still feels persecuted by the 'vast right wing conspiracy'

    02/04/2016 3:15:48 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4 Feb, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Hillary Clint was asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper during last night's Democratic town hall if she still believed in a "vast right wing conspiracy" working against her. The answer she gave is fairly chilling if you care whether the next president of the United States is a paranoid loon. The Hill: During the New Hampshire town hall debate on Wednesday night, CNN host Anderson Cooper asked Clinton if she still believes there is a "vast right-wing conspiracy" as she said there was during the late 90s to initially explain the Monica Lewinksy scandal. "Don't you?" Clinton replied, as the audience...
  • Tipton asks board to consider small banks ( Colorado Congressman )

    02/03/2016 2:36:03 PM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 2, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    A coming change in accounting standards could do irreversible damage to community banks, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said in a letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board. An accounting-standards update due to be issued by the board would change the way all lenders set aside reserve funds in anticipation of possible losses. The board, wrote Tipton and Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., should take "utmost caution" in proceeding because it has the potential to "irreversibly damage community banks' and credit unions' ability to continue to adequately serve their customers/members and communities and sustain the economic recovery." ... Tipton, a member...
  • The blood sport of Iowa: A squeaker victory, losers who "win" and the msm's bizarre caucus narrative

    02/03/2016 1:01:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | February 2, 2016 | Andrew O'Hehir
    It was getting on toward 2 o'clock on Tuesday morning after the bewildering Iowa caucuses, so I can't be too sure about anything. As the TV coverage wound down into nothingness, Chris Matthews of MSNBC became increasingly disgruntled about the lack of clear winners and losers in the Hawkeye State, at least in the Democratic photo finish between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Getting to hear the losers make concession speeches is what makes our democracy exciting, he insisted. Iowa in 2016, according to the Matthews worldview, was not exciting. "This was just vague," he muttered. He may actually have...
  • Bernie Sanders before political office

    01/31/2016 1:53:12 PM PST · by Twotone · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 31, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Before he achieved political office, Bernie Sanders never had a steady paycheck in the first four decades of his life. Now, he aspires to the highest office in the land where he could play a decisive role in shaping the circumstances under which the rest of us work and receive (when we can) our paychecks. It is a sobering record, as Investor's Business Daily explains it:
  • Sanders defends tax increase pledge after Pelosi's comments

    01/31/2016 10:22:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/16 | Rebecca Savransky
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday shot back against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) comments that Democrats aren't "running on any platform of raising taxes." Sanders said the U.S. is spending "far more than other countries on healthcare." "My proposal will save middle-class families thousands of dollars a year on their healthcare costs. Most people tell me, 'Yes, they would be happy to pay $1,000 more in taxes if they're paying $5,000 less in healthcare premiums,' " he said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Sanders said the U.S. needs to follow every other major country in controlling healthcare...
  • Sanders Goes all in for Destroying Gun Manufacturers

    01/30/2016 6:37:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Embracing gun control has always been a toxic issue for Democrats. It has played well deep in their darkests bases, like New York City and the District of Columbia, where ignorance about guns and gun law is pervasive and cherished. On the national stage, they have been careful to approach it sideways, with code words like “gun safety” and “common sense”. In 1994, when Bill Clinton pushed it the hardest on the national stage, the Democrats suffered one of their most emphatic defeats; the Republican revolution of 1994. President Clinton even acknowledged that his gun control push was a...
  • Rouhani Goes Shopping in Europe as Iran Enjoys New Economic Freedoms

    01/28/2016 2:04:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2016 | By ADAM NOSSITER
    Europe, whose economic struggles have grown that much greater with recent problems in crucial markets like China and Russia, is rushing to do business with a newly accessible and eager, if still problematic, partner: Iran. With the lifting of sanctions after its nuclear deal with the West, Tehran has gone shopping this week, bringing its checkbook and a long list of items it had been unable to acquire for years. Despite lingering animosities and the United States' designation of Iran as a sponsor of terrorist groups, European governments and corporations have made it clear that economic opportunity is going to...
  • Limbaugh: ‘Nationalism And Populism Have Overtaken Conservatism’ In GOP [VIDEO]

    01/20/2016 11:40:34 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 184 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-20-2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday that Trump's popularity is evidence that "nationalism and populism have overtaken conservatism" in the Republican Party "The Trump triumph - the Trump coalition - is exposing the fact that it isn't conservative orthodoxy, or conservatism or any of the hard work of the conservative elite," explained Limbaugh, "that is causing people to be conservative." LIMBAUGH: It's something really simple... They're fed up with the modern day Democratic Party... The Republican Party establishment does not understand this. They do not know who their conservative voters are. They've over-estimated their conservatism... They're not liberals. They're...
  • For millennials, Sanders is a grandpa who gets them

    01/17/2016 9:55:39 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    Bernie Sanders is no one's idea of a camera-ready presidential candidate. He's a "democratic socialist" running against an icon of the Democratic establishment. (And as satisfying as anti-establishment sentiment may feel for some right now -- the establishment is still pretty damn important.) His white hair is kind of wild, he's awkward, doesn't smile much, he hunches over and waves his arms when he speaks. He campaigns in rolled-up shirtsleeves and has pens in his shirt pocket. When it comes down to it, his radical policy positions and general cranky-grandpa vibe don't exactly scream "President of the United States."
  • Everything You Need To Know About Socialism in 20 Quotes

    01/12/2016 4:17:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 12, 2016 | John Hawkins
    1) "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." -- Margaret Thatcher 2) "It is the common error of Socialists to overlook the natural indolence of mankind; their tendency to be passive, to be the slaves of habit, to persist indefinitely in a course once chosen. Let them once attain any state of existence which they consider tolerable, and the danger to be apprehended is that they will thenceforth stagnate; will not exert themselves to improve, and by letting their faculties rust, will lose even the energy required to preserve them from deterioration. Competition...
  • Hillary Clinton turns up the heat on Bernie Sanders

    01/09/2016 9:16:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jeff Zeleny, Dan Merica and Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)--A sense of anxiety is cascading through Hillary Clinton's campaign, with an increasing sense of urgency the primary fight with Bernie Sanders is far more of a threat than once imagined, unlikely to be extinguished after the first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. Clinton has gone from all but ignoring Sanders to fiercely engaging him in recent days, a reflection of public and private polling that points to a race that is uncomfortably competitive for the Democratic front-runner. She openly questions his electability and argues that he is out of step with the party on guns and other...
  • Sanders vowing to break up banks during first year in office

    01/08/2016 8:12:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 5, 2016 6:24 PM EST | Lisa Lerer and Christopher S. Rugaber
    Characterizing Wall Street as an industry run on "greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to break up the country's biggest financial firms within a year and limit banking fees placed on consumers, should he become president, in a fiery speech on Tuesday. He coupled that promise, delivered in front of a raucous crowd just a few subway stops from Wall Street, with a series of attacks on rival Hillary Clinton, arguing her personal and political ties make her unable to truly take on the financial industry. "To those on Wall Street who may be listening...
  • Rep. Hank Johnson: ‘Free Market Way of Thinking Doesn’t Work’

    01/08/2016 7:00:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2016 | 3:41 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says that America has practiced the free market system over the last 40 years and "that it doesn't work." Johnson made the comments while speaking on the House floor Thursday against the Sunshine For Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act. The bill aims at making the government give public notice when entering into legal negotiations that may result in new regulations. ...
  • Hillary Clinton Can´t Tell The Difference Between A Democrat And A Socialist

    01/06/2016 4:46:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Investor´s Business Daily ^ | 1/6/16 | Editorial
    Politics: The trouble that Hillary Clinton had distinguishing a Democrat from a socialist during an MSNBC interview was understandable. It´s like describing the difference between a dog and a canine. At the tail end of a series of beach-ball-soft questions, "Hardball" host Chris Matthews asked Clinton: "Now, Bernie (Sanders) calls himself a socialist. ... You´re a Democrat. ... What´s the difference between a socialist and a Democrat?" Clinton: "Well, I can tell you what I am. I am a progressive Democrat." Matthews: "How is that different than a socialist?" Clinton: Hamana, hamana, mumble, mumble, "we have got to get all...
  • VIDEO:Chris Matthews asks Hillary the difference between a Dem and a socialist can’t get an answer

    01/06/2016 2:38:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/06/16 | Robert Laurie
    Gosh. Why is this question so hard to answer? You may recall that, a few months ago, Chris Matthews made waves by asking DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz a very simple question: “What’s the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist? After all, Bernie Sanders is a proud socialist and Dems like to claim that label doesn’t apply to them. Wasserman Schultz, unsurprisingly, couldn’t answer the question. Apparently she found it difficult to outline a difference where none exists.
  • Trump to 60 Minutes: single payer health care

    12/29/2015 10:55:34 PM PST · by TBP · 395 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 28, 2015 | Gary Gross
    ccording to the transcript of Donald Trump's interview with Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes, Mr. Trump favors a single payer health care plan in certain situations. During the interview, Pelley asked Mr. Trump what his plan was to replace Obamacare would look like. Mr. Trump responded, saying "I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now." When Pelley pressed Mr. Trump further about who would pay for this coverage, Mr. Trump said "the government’s gonna pay...
  • Bernie Sanders: Let’s face it, I can appeal to Trump's voters

    12/28/2015 3:33:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 28, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Preposterous. They’re nothing alike. Sanders is an unorthodox Democrat who supports universal health care and trade protectionism but also tighter borders and stronger gun rights than most liberals do. Trump, on the other hand, is … wait a sec. Hmmm. Where was I going with this again? The strangest thing: I've met a number of Trump rally attendees who say their top two are Trump and Sanders. Seriously. Or in reverse.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) December 28, 2015 We’re in a weird place when Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz are both competing to be the second choice of another guy’s base,...
  • Sanders Sees Trump Backers as His Allies

    12/27/2015 5:14:30 PM PST · by VinL · 71 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/27/15 | F.Schwartz
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday he thinks he can persuade supporters of Republican front-runner Donald Trump to back him in the 2016 race. Mr. Sanders, an Independent senator from Vermont, said on CBS that his message about economic inequality can appeal to Trump backers who are angry about lower wages and job losses. "Many of Trump's supporters are working class people and they are angry," Mr. Sanders said. "What Trump has done successfully, I would say, is take that anger, take that anxiety about terrorism and say to a lot of people in this country, look, the reason...
  • Pope Francis' Christmas Eve homily compares Jesus' life with today's consumerism

    12/24/2015 9:12:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 52 replies
    The Times Picayune ^ | December 24, 2015
    In his Christmas Eve homily Thursday, Pope Francis noted the simplicity of Jesus' birth as he rebuked what he called societies' intoxication with consumerism, pleasure, abundance and wealth.
  • The Fallacy of Socialism and the Fools Who Fall For It

    12/12/2015 7:15:13 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/11/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    To have a self-acclaimed socialist in the Senate of a nation that spent two generations fighting against it is a surprise, but to have one running to be the leader of the free world is a real wake up call as to how far removed this last generation has drifted from the truth of the abject failure of socialism and what an unworkable system it really is. Socialism is a philosophy, a utopian ideal that has only ever worked in small groups of like-minded people, religious groups, communes or such, that have made the decision to devote themselves, their affluence...
  • Venezuela Ran out of Other People’s Money

    12/09/2015 7:28:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/15 | Dr. ileana Johnson Paugh
    A centralized socialist government always blamed their disastrous and ever-failing economic policies on greedy capitalists and on business “profiteers.” Socialists eventually ran out of other people’s money and wealth Venezuelans rejected socialism. They’ve run out of other people’s money; the long lines to buy basic food and toilet paper did not help either. The mainstream media has glossed over this massive defeat of President Nicolas Maduro’s socialism. In a great St. Nick gift, his opposition took back control of the National Assembly in a landslide election on December 6, 2015. According to the National Electoral Council, the Democratic Unity coalition...
  • Impeach Obama. Well, It's a Start

    12/07/2015 8:19:01 AM PST · by huckfillary · 25 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | December 7, 2015 | Robert J. Seyko
    I just returned from the grocery store. While waiting in line, as usual, I checked out the tabloid headlines. One particular headline, from The Globe I believe, caught my immediate attention. It read: IMPEACH OBAMA: He’s a disgrace. No thinking person could be opposed to such a thing. It would make for the ultimate national Christmas stocking-stuffer. On the way home, however, I asked myself, “Would impeaching Obama really change anything, I mean, fundamentally and systemically? And the answer was unequivocally, “No.” Even if you impeached Obama, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Harry Reid, it wouldn’t...
  • Bernie Sanders’s Soviet Honeymoon [Back in the USSR]

    12/06/2015 4:10:05 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/24/2015 | John Fund
    What is it about worn-out socialist "worker paradises" like the old Soviet Union and Cuba that bring out the romantic in American radical politicians? After Vermont senator Bernie Sanders announced his run for president, Britain’s Guardian newspaper pawed through old archives in his home town of Burlington, Vermont where he served as mayor in the 1980s. They discovered that Sanders really did practice the socialist solidarity he preached about rhetorically. During Bernie's mayoral tenure, Burlington formed an alliance with the Soviet city of Yaroslavl, 160 miles northeast of Moscow. When in 1988 he married his wife, Jane, the mayor decided...
  • Sanders supporters eat hot peppers to feel the Bern

    12/04/2015 9:55:05 AM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 4, 2015 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) The Internet cooled off last year with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Now, in the name of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) many are heating up by chowing down on hot peppers and chugging Tabasco sauce. The "Feel The Bern Challenge" asks Sanders supporters to make videos of themselves eating jalapeños, taking shots of hot sauce, or otherwise working up a sweat and then battle through the burn to explain why they support the Socialist senator from Vermont in his run for the Democratic nomination for president.
  • Ouch: Watch Ted Cruz Perfectly Reveal Who Obama Is With Two Words

    12/03/2015 12:28:12 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | December 3, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    "Why deny it?" Asked during a presidential forum on Thursday to address critics who point out that he is, like Barack Obama, a first term U.S. senator with no foreign policy experience, Ted Cruz explained that he could do so in two ways.The rising GOP primary candidate first noted that he finds it odd when reporters bring up his supposed similarity to Obama as though it is a negative. "When the media asks, 'Gosh, aren't you like Barack Obama?' My reaction to reports is, 'I thought you thought that was a good thing,'" he said. "Last I checked he won...
  • “New York Times” Comes Clean – Concedes Recurring “Source” Served As Cuban Spy

    12/01/2015 9:45:36 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Cuba Confidential ^ | 11/30/2015
    Kudos to the New York Times News Service for revealing to its readers that long time Cuba “source” and college lecturer Arturo Lopez Levy “used to work for the Cuban intelligence services.” Previously, the Times appears to have used biographic snippets provided by the long-time graduate student. Let us hope that in the near future, the esteemed newspaper will address Lopez-Levy’s close familial ties to Cuban President Raul Castro. After all, readers deserve to be told when a source has such vested interests.
  • Skeptical Climate Documentary Set to Rock UN Climate Summit – ‘Climate Hustle’

    11/30/2015 6:54:48 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 11/29/2015 | Marc Morano
    (Sorbonne, Paris) CFACT will hold the world premiere of its long-awaited Climate Hustle skeptical documentary film at an invitation-only red carpet event in Paris during the UN’s COP 21 international summit on climate change. Featuring interviews and comments from more than 30 renowned scientists and climate experts, Climate Hustle lays out compelling evidence that devastates the global warming scare. Film host Marc Morano, founder and publisher of CFACT’s award-winning Climate Depot news and information service, leads viewers on a fact-finding and often times hilarious journey through the propaganda-laced world of “climate change” claims. The film is the first climate documentary...
  • Former DIA Head: Investigation of Manipulated Intel Should Start at White House

    11/24/2015 1:34:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2015 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) during President Obama's tenure, went on the Kelly File last night to talk about the possible manipulation of ISIS intelligence. He said the investigation should "start at the top. Where intelligence starts and stops is at the White House." "[M]any of them have been deployed for many years in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere... so I think that the focus of really this investigation, they'll find whoever they're going to find and some of the tactical issues at central command, but the focus of this investigation ought to...
  • Old news from January: Paris mayor plans to sue Fox News

    11/19/2015 7:31:24 AM PST · by granada · 3 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Foxnews
    The mayor of Paris said Tuesday she plans to sue Fox News for its reporting, later retracted, that so-called “no-go zones” for non-Muslims and local authorities exist in the French capital and other European cities. "When we're insulted, then I think we'll have to sue, I think we'll have to go to court, in order to have these words removed," Mayor Anne Hidalgo said in a television interview. Hildalgo repeated her intention to sue in later statements and tweets attributed to her office. Fox News responded to the mayor’s remarks with a statement from Michael Clemente, Executive Vice President for...
  • At Democratic Debate, Bernie Sanders Says Climate Change Helps Terrorism Spread

    11/15/2015 7:40:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/15/2015 | By Julia Glum
    One day after the Islamic State group killed or injured about 500 people in a series of attacks in Paris, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., linked climate change to the spread of terrorist groups overseas. At the second Democratic presidential debate, held Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, Sanders was asked whether he stood by his previous claims that climate change was the No. 1 threat to national security. He said he did."Climate change is directly related to the rise of global terrorism," Sanders said, adding that it would cause nations to start "struggling over limited amounts of water, limited amounts...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Clinton on guns; Sanders on wage inequality

    11/15/2015 7:38:19 AM PST · by yoe · 15 replies
    AP ^ | November 15, 2015 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and CALVIN WOODWARD
    Bernie Sanders persisted in using shopworn stats on income inequality and Hillary Rodham Clinton glossed over the well-heeled donors to her campaign in the latest Democratic presidential debate. Some of the claims in the debate Saturday night and how they compare with the facts: CLINTON: "Since we last debated in Las Vegas, nearly 3,000 people have been killed by guns. Two hundred children have been killed. This is an emergency." She said that in the same period there have been 21 mass shootings, "including one last weekend in Des Moines where three were murdered." THE FACTS: The claim appears to...
  • Clinton's Mixing of 9/11 and Wall Street Raises Ire

    11/15/2015 6:56:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/15/15 | Ken Thomas
    **SNIP** Clinton responded that she was representing New York in the Senate when downtown Manhattan was attacked and noted that she helped the city's financial hub rebuild. "That was good for New York and it was good for the economy and it was a way to rebuke the terrorists who had attacked our country," she said, her voice rising. Her response drew an incredulous response on social media sites like Twitter, and the debate's moderators asked Clinton to respond to one Twitter user, who took issue with her mention of 9/11 to justify the contributions. "Well, I'm sorry that whoever...
  • #You May Be A Communard If...

    11/13/2015 11:42:59 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    The Peoples' Cube ^ | November 12, 2015 | "Comrade Torcer"
    You May Be A Communard If ... Definition of "communard" 1.1 (Communard) historical. A supporter of the Paris Commune. Origin Late 19th century: from French, from commune. #YouMayBeACommunardIf ... * You feel that you have the "right" to not be offended. * You think that you have the "right" to "feel safe" * You feel that you have the "right" to free healthcare * You feel that you have a "right" to a free college education. * You feel that you have the "right" to free housing * You feel that you have the "right" to enslave others * You...
  • UPDATE: Race Activist Who Got Mizzou Prof to Resign Does Not Attend School – Lives in Houston

    11/12/2015 9:02:12 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/2015 | Jim Hoft
    A beloved University of Missouri professor resigned after he refused to cancel a school exam during the hunger strike and athlete’s boycott. Campus Reform reported: "Dr. Dale Brigham, considered one of the most beloved professors at the University of Missouri, has resigned after refusing to cancel an exam for students who claimed to feel “unsafe.” “If you don’t feel safe coming to class, then don’t come to class,” Dr. Brigham told his students. “I will be there, and there will be an exam administered in our class,” he continued, imploring his students to stand up to the bullies on campus....
  • Neil Cavuto Repeatedly Confronts Student Pushing Free College Plan With Harsh Facts (Brutal)

    11/12/2015 6:48:44 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/12/2015 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Keely Mullen, an organizer for the Million Student March movement, joined Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto on the air Thursday to discuss the movement’s demands for free public college, student debt cancelation and a $15-an-hour minimum wage for student workers. In the awkward 9-minute interview, Cavuto repeatedly cited facts and figures that seemed to fluster the student. When asked who would pick up the tab for the demands she listed, Mullen said, “The 1 percent of people who are hoarding the wealth and causing a catastrophe students are facing.” “If the 1 percent just had their taxes raised a...
  • Sanders Supporters Explain Socialism

    11/07/2015 2:35:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 11/07/15
    You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.
  • A wave of racist violence reveals Sweden’s xenophobic underbelly (liberal tolerance at work)

    11/03/2015 7:43:16 AM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 32 replies
    Yonside.com ^ | 10/30/15 | Debra Black
    For thousands of refugees fleeing to Europe there is only one goal — to get to Sweden, a country known for its acceptance and tolerance of those escaping war and persecution. But Sweden may not be as welcoming as they had hoped. A recent stabbing at a school in the small industrial city of Trollhattan, which killed a 20-year-old teacher and a 17-year-old student from Somalia, was described by police as an attack against “people with immigrant backgrounds.” There have also been 20 fires at refugee asylum centres. The Scandinavian country has an underbelly of racism and xenophobia that could...
  • The Proposed Democrat Party Name Change(People's Cube Satire)

    10/22/2015 1:42:48 PM PDT · by Torcert · 16 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 10/19/2015 | Putin on the Ritz
    Comrades, As a collectivist who strives for the greater common good, last weekend (days off from labor provided by our collective brothers) I pondered on our current party name. Like the Confederate Flag, which clearly represents bigotry and past US aggression toward the people of color, and needs to be removed from history - might I submit that the name “Democrat”, which has a past history of Jim Crow laws and dare I say lynchings, be changed? If we can come together as a group and rename our glorious party, I believe we can unite Amerika. Let us focus on...
  • Judd Gregg: The problems with progressives

    10/19/2015 7:22:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 Oct, 22015 | Greg Judd
    The progressive quote and its implications set the parameters for the next presidential election. Folks who want to define themselves as being further to the left than orthodox liberals now use the term progressive. If this were Denmark, they would be calling themselves socialist. But only Bernie has the courage and integrity to do that, so they refer to themselves as progressives. Progressives and Hillary specifically very much aim to carry forward the ethos and legacy of President Obama. His aims are theirs. The only difference of any consequence, as Hillary said in the debate, is that the...
  • What is a democratic socialist? Bernie Sanders tries to redefine the name. (Adolf?)

    10/18/2015 3:10:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 10/17/15 | David Weigel, David A. Fahrenthold
    **SNIP** He has called for huge growth in government regulation and spending. But he has stayed away from classic socialist ideas, like government takeovers of private industry. And, in his speeches, Sanders has talked about socialism in modest, solidly American terms: Its nothing more than the pursuit of fairness in a country now rigged by the rich. So far, its worked but Sanders still hasnt had to face an opponent determined to use socialism against him. What democratic socialism means to me, Sanders said during a recent speech in New Hampshire, is having a government which represents all people,...
  • Bernie Sanders Has Fund-Raiser at Fancy Hollywood Home

    10/17/2015 7:47:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 10/17/2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Senator Bernie Sanders has repeatedly denounced campaigns that he says are built around their candidates attending fund-raisers. He has insisted he will not go out hustling money from the wealthiest people in the country, and declared at the first Democratic debate that he is not raising money from millionaires and billionaires. Yet Mr. Sanders was cheered at a fancy campaign fund-raiser at the Hollywood home of Syd Leibovitch, a high-end real estate agent, and his wife, Linda, on Wednesday night. Tickets for the event sold for a minimum of $250. Those who spent the maximum, $2,700, or who raised $10,000,...
  • Rick Santorum On The Democratic Debate: Theyre All Socialists

    10/15/2015 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 18 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | October 15, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum said on the radio Wednesday that the first Democratic debate revealed all the candidates to be socialists. He made the comments in response to a question about an exchange on capitalism between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Clinton said at the Democratic debate Tuesday that at times we have to save capitalism from itself and that corporations should share more of their profits with workers. Ive been around it for a long time, Santorum, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, said of the debate in an interview with Rose Unplugged on AM1250 The Answer....
  • Donald Trump Calls Bernie Sanders a Communist

    10/15/2015 6:48:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 109 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/14/15
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  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Shart

    10/14/2015 9:49:27 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-14-15 | The Looking Spoon