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  • Former DIA Head: Investigation of Manipulated Intel Should Start at White House

    11/24/2015 1:34:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 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
    Donald Trump Calls Bernie Sanders a Communist Trump Richmond International Raceway 10/14/15
  • 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
  • Today We Get A Socialist Captain America(left wing Disney/Marvel at it again)

    10/14/2015 7:56:59 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    Bleeding Cool News ^ | October 14, 2015 | by Rich Johnston
    Despite beginning by punching out Adolf Hitler, Captain America has stayed relatively apolitical. Hes a soldier, doing what is ordered, sometimes rebelling against those orders when they are from a voice that is corrupt, but the actual political nuance has not bothered the character as much. But that was Steve Rogers. from the new Sam Wilson: Captain America #1. When the ex-Falcon has been thinking. And possibly watching last nights Democrat debate. And doesnt want to just be a tool anymore...Basically what if Bernie Sanders was Captain America?
  • Why Bernie Sanders isnt going to be president, in five words

    10/12/2015 1:42:41 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/12/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Here's an exchange from Bernie Sanders's appearance on "Meet the Press" on Sunday: CHUCK TODD: Are you a capitalist? @BernieSanders: No. I'm a Democratic Socialist. And, in those five words, Sanders showed why no matter how much energy there is for him on the liberal left he isn't getting elected president. Why? Because Democrat or Republican (or independent), capitalism remains a pretty popular concept especially when compared to socialism. A 2011 Pew Research Center survey showed that 50 percent of people had a favorable view of capitalism, while 40 percent had an unfavorable one. Of socialism, just...
  • Sanders: Why dont you ask Republicans if theyre capitalists?

    10/11/2015 11:03:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he's tired of questions about whether hes a socialist, asking why more people don't want Republicans to defend themselves as capitalists. The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist said he is ready to take on Wall St. and corporate America in the first Democratic primary debate on Tuesday. He said he wants to talk about his record in Congress of standing up for working class families and the middle class" and his willingness "to take on virtually every aspect of corporate America. If elected president, Sanders said he will force Republicans in Congress to compromise by lining up...
  • Vetting Bernie: Mission Impossible? Finding Bernie Sander's Kibbutz

    09/30/2015 11:08:27 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 29 replies
    Haaretz (Israeli newspaper) ^ | 8/30/2015 | Judy Maltz
    The Democratic presidential candidate waxes lyrical about his time spent on an Israeli kibbutz in the 1960s. But which one? Haaretz tries to find out. The assignment should have been a no-brainer: Find out what kibbutz Bernie Sanders volunteered at in 1963 or 1964. The presidential candidate has described the time he spent on an Israeli collective farm as a formative experience. Not surprisingly, many Israelis have been wondering which exact kibbutz had such an impact on the Jewish socialist and rising star of the U.S. presidential campaign.
  • The Democrats are really socialists now

    09/13/2015 8:45:58 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept 13, 2015 | Silvio Canto, Jr
    The Bernie Sanders story is about two things: 1) His authenticity in contrast to the phoniness of the Clintons. In other words, the guy is real and speaks from the heart. He does not need a consultant to tell him to be more genuine. 2) He is telling many Democrats what they want to hear. Forgive me for saying it, but this is not your dad's or grandpa's Democratic Party. Hard to think that JFK, Humphrey, or Scoop Jackson would be cheering at a Sanders rally.
  • Socialist Corbyn wins UK Labour leadership in landslide

    09/12/2015 5:31:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/12/15 | Roland Jackson
    adical leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday won the crown of Britain's main opposition Labour party in a landslide victory, becoming the nation's most left-wing political leader for over 30 years. The 66-year-old socialist, whose policies have been compared to those of Greece's Syriza and Spain's Podemos, was named leader after clinching 59.5 percent of the 422,664 votes cast by Labour party members and supporters. The newly-elected leader condemned "grotesque levels of inequality" and "an unfair welfare system" in his victory speech to party members in central London. The veteran campaigner also called for Britain's Conservative government to show more "compassion"...
  • President Obama Slams GOP Congress In Labor Day Message (VIDEO)

    09/06/2015 12:21:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Addicting Information ^ | September 5, 2015 | Randa Morris
    In a Labor Day message, posted to YouTube by The White House on Saturday, President Obama called on Americans to remember what the upcoming holiday is really about. I wanted to take a moment to talk to you about the real meaning of Labor Day a day we set aside every year to honor the hardworking men and women who fought for so many of the rights that we take for granted today. Among those rights, the president highlighted the eight hour work day, 40-hour work week, weekends, overtime pay, a minimum wage, safer workplaces. health insurance, Social Security,...
  • Muskogee County gun range posts sign saying establishment is 'Muslim free'

    08/13/2015 1:06:51 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 30 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 8-13-2015 | SAMANTHA VICENT World Staff Writer
    Muskogee County gun range posts sign saying establishment is 'Muslim free' The Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear store in Oktaha, off U.S. 69 in Muskogee County, has posted a sign indicating the business is a Muslim free establishment. Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:45 pm | Updated: 2:49 pm, Thu Aug 13, 2015. By SAMANTHA VICENT World Staff Writer An owner of a Muskogee County gun range confirmed Thursday that his business has a sign posted on its window indicating the facility is a "Muslim free" establishment, an act that has drawn criticism and raised legal questions from a...
  • Would Bernie Sanders gut NASA spending if he became president? Probably

    08/13/2015 12:50:33 PM PDT · by Marcus · 18 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | august 13, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    With Sen. Bernie Sanders, the independent socialist from Vermont, packing in huge crowds during his early August west coast swing, the idea that he might have a shot at the Democratic nomination has gone from the realm of fantasy to that of distinct possibility. This fact is especially true since the presumptive Democratic nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, continues to slip in the polls and faces numerous ethical and legal woes. Sanders surge means that interest is merited about his views on particular issues. One case in point is his attitude toward the space program and NASA spending....
  • DNC Chair Cant Explain Difference Between Democrats and Socialists

    08/01/2015 1:51:04 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:30am
    DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews this week..the two were discussing Bernie Sanders and the role he should play in the next Democratic National Convention. Then Matthews asked Schultz to explain the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist and things got very interesting.... Wasserman-Schultz talked up his progressive populist message that people like, when Matthews asked her point-blank, Whats the difference between a Democrat and a socialist? I used to think there was a big difference. What do you think it is? Wasserman-Schultz ducked the question, but Matthews pressed her and said, Youre the...
  • Matthews to DWS: Whats the big difference between a Democrat and a socialist?

    07/31/2015 10:08:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Answer: Not much at all, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz knows it. When Chris Matthews attempted to press the DNC chair on whether Bernie Sanders, an avowed Socialist, would get a high-profile speaking slot at the Democratic convention even if he loses the nomination, Wasserman Schultz stammered out an affirmative, which amazed Matthews and prompted him to ask Wasserman Schultz if she saw any significant difference between Democrats and Socialists. Wasserman Schultz tried to duck the question, but provided a very telling answer by doing so (via Newsalert and Mediaite): Things Get Awkward When Matthews Asks DNC Head About Bernie Sanders,...
  • The answer to the "trick" question about the difference between Democrats and Socialists

    07/31/2015 9:58:22 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-31-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Chris Matthews threw that trick question at Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and she made a deer in headlights look like Jack-Be-Nimble. Here's the answer she refused to give.
  • Justifying crime. Comments fit John Jay Ray's Monograph on Political Leftists

    07/27/2015 4:51:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    While doing some research on the Bouchard's store defense with an AR-15 clone, I came across a discussion on 4chan.org about the event. The site is labelled as Politically Incorrect. While most of the participants expressed various levels of approval of Mr. Murrar, who defended himself and his store, an anonymous poster typed this response: This man had no right to fire on these people. He turned a small time theft into murder. Why didn't he just run out the back door and let them do what they had to do? Fucking republicans. I hate this world so much....
  • Admit it, Dems: Hillary Could Strangle a Puppy on Live TV, and Youd Still Back Her (UPDATED:

    07/25/2015 9:21:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    reason.com ^ | 7/24/2015 | Matt Welch
    So how much do Democrats value basic transparency, accountability, and honesty in their presidential candidates? Not bloody much, if you go by the handy polls over at RealClearPolitics. The six national polls taken this January and February, before the email scandal first broke, averaged out to a whopping 43 percentage-point lead for Hillary Clinton. How about the next six, in March and April? Plus 50. The 11 polls in May and June, when Berniementum first started sweeping the country, came in at +48, and the most recent five in July stand at +41.
  • "Fact:" Jesus is a liberal socialist...

    07/19/2015 3:53:51 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 40 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-19-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • AP Interview: Morales calls Popes teachings socialist (Bolivias president)

    07/10/2015 8:00:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 10, 2015 7:20 PM EDT | Frank Bajak
    Evo Morales says he feels like hes got a good friend and ally in the highest of places in his battle for revolutionary social change and halting global warming: Pope Francis. Bolivias president also said Friday he thinks that what Pope Francis preaches amounts to socialism. I feel like the pope is the first and best politician in the world, Bolivias president said in an interview with The Associated Press a few hours before bidding Latin Americas first pope goodbye. [] Asked if the pope is a socialist, Morales said his emphasis on creating a world in which no one...
  • 5 facts you MUST share with every Democrat you know (before its too late)

    07/09/2015 10:32:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Allen West ^ | July 8, 2015 | Allen West
    Sanders is drawing massive crowds, just like Obama, and there is another common thread between Sanders and Obama their socialist philosophy of governance. Now, I have to give it to Senator Sanders, he is man enough to admit what he is: he has come out as a Democratic Socialist. Obama .. rhetoric and writings proved he was, but if you dared to utter the words that he was a socialist, you were immediately branded racist. Even after comments such as I think its better for everyone if we spread the wealth around and if you have a business, you...
  • VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Live Feed From Madison, WI for 8 PM EDT Speech

    07/01/2015 4:30:07 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Bernie TV YouTube ^ | July 1, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    This might be interesting. Bernie TV Live feed of his Madison, WI speech at 8 PM EDT today. They say to expect 9500 people to show but we shall see. Hillary raised $45 million in the first quarter but the MOJO definitely seems to be with Bernie Sanders. BTW, the comments there are coming fast and furious. Oh, and don't pay attention to the announcement that the event is over. It won't begin until 8 PM EDT. LIVE FEED.
  • Ukraine: World War II Fiasco Leads to PR Disaster and Thorny Questions for Kiev and Foreign Diaspora

    06/30/2015 11:27:12 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 2 replies
    The World Post (Huf Po) ^ | June 29, 2015 | Nikolas Kozloff
    For Kiev, winning the public relations war against Vladimir Putin would seem to be a no-brainer. For a year now, the Kremlin has conducted a thinly-disguised war of aggression in eastern Ukraine resulting in the deaths of thousands. Yet Kiev seems intent on squandering any international public support it might have had amidst a bizarre crackdown on free speech and censorship of controversial historical debates. Through its crackdown, Ukraine has actually played into Putin's propaganda war and facilitated Russia's PR efforts. At issue is Ukraine's contentious World War II past, some of which isn't particularly flattering. With the support of...
  • Shockingly, Americans still not wild about electing a socialist

    06/22/2015 3:32:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/22/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Gallup has to dig into every nook and cranny of the electorate when it comes to the presidential election, so when things get slow they have time to get into some absolutely hypothetical demographic questions. That was the case this week with what seems to be a fairly simple and innocuous question.The “fill in the blank” on the question above offered a rather dizzying array of choices. And on pretty much all of them, at least half of Americans responding were willing to give somebody a look if they wanted to run for president. You could be a Catholic,...
  • Cracks appear in the climate change deniers defenses

    06/16/2015 10:02:24 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2015 | By Katrina vanden Heuvel
    In April 2009, as the political right was finding its voice in the tea party, South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob Inglis was making the case for a carbon tax. Im a conservative. I believe in accountability, he said. Global warming is not a matter of belief. Its a matter of facts. He added, We dont want to be a party of deniers. Most of his party disagreed. A year later, Inglis was trounced in a Republican primary, his staunchly conservative record proving insufficient to overcome this heretical deviation. On the surface, it may appear that little has changed in the...

    Climate Change is a religion and is a depopulation movement. Religious ceremony full video:
  • Hillary Gets Blown Off Again By New York City Mayor (not socialist enough)

    06/11/2015 2:25:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 6/10/15
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was snubbed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio again. According to The New York Observer, de Blasio confirmed he would not attend Hillary Clintons Roosevelt Island campaign kickoff this Saturday. New Yorks liberal mayor says he still needs Clinton to talk about the income inequality issue. What I am waiting to hear about is the fight against income inequality, how we raise wages and benefits, how we create the kind of progressive taxation system we need, de Blasio told reporters at a city event in the Bronx.
  • City promised upgrades near Obama library

    06/03/2015 10:02:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 3, 2015 | By Dahleen Glanton
    If the Barack Obama Presidential Center is built in Washington Park, the city envisions a walking community, where visitors would step off a CTA Green Line train and stroll along decoratively landscaped sidewalks, lined with pedestrian scale lighting and seating areas. In Jackson Park, visitors might spend an afternoon biking from the lakefront to a well-lit, paved trail through the Midway Plaisance to the Obama center. The library project comes as the city faces a projected $1 billion budget shortfall next year and agencies such as the CTA are dealing with reduced aid from the state. Efforts to squeeze funding...
  • Nevada GOP governor secures unlikely win with tax increase

    06/02/2015 7:39:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 2, 2015 4:06 AM EDT | Michelle Rindels
    Nevadas Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, secured an unlikely victory when the conservative state Legislature approved a huge tax increase at his urging as part of a plan to boost education spending. The $1.1 billion package raises taxes on businesses and cigarettes, and it makes permanent a $500 million bundle of temporary payroll and sales taxes. Sandovals win on Monday came on the last day of the legislative session, and the proposals fate had been in doubt until late Sunday when several skeptical Republicans in the state Assembly pledged support. The plan had faced vocal resistance for months, led by anti-tax...
  • Bernie Sanders Challenges Hillary Clinton at His First Rally

    05/26/2015 10:43:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 26, 2015
    BURLINGTON, Vt. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont began drawing implicit contrasts with Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, as he played the liberal purist in throwing down policy gauntlet after gauntlet a $15 minimum wage, $1 trillion for public works jobs, a Medicare-for-all system of universal health care in his first campaign rally since declaring his candidacy last month. The rally ended with a sing-a-long of the folk anthem This Land is Your Land as Mr. Sanders, known as a no-nonsense and rumpled antipolitician, shook hands and frequently flashed...
  • Obamas Twitter Debut, @POTUS, Attracts Hate-Filled Posts

    05/21/2015 12:48:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 21, 2015 | by Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    When President Obama sent his inaugural Twitter post from the Oval Office on Monday, the White House heralded the event with fanfare, posting a photograph of him perched on his desk tapping out his message on an iPhone. But it took only a few minutes for Mr. Obamas account to attract racist, hate-filled posts and replies. Posts addressed him with racial slurs, called him a monkey, and one had an image of the presidents neck in a noose. The posts reflected the racial hostility toward the nations first black president that has long been expressed in stark terms on the...
  • Mom: The Millennial in your basement is a member of the Socialist Army

    05/12/2015 7:51:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 69 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Mama's me-first millennials Theres no longer any doubt about it, that 30-something son surfing the net in his underwear in Mamas basement, only coming out to join the latest protest is a face-mask-wearing, sworn member of the Democrats Brave New World. That his heroic grandfather sacrificed his life in World War II leaving him the lifestyle of careless ease he leads down in the basement means nothing to Mamas me-first millennials. The howling of the Fabian wolf lured him over to the other side when he was still chewing bubblegum in Grade School and nothing you says ever going to...
  • George Galloway, critic of Israel and Iraq war, ousted in UK election

    05/08/2015 4:13:53 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/08/2015
    George Galloway, the socialist firebrand best known in America for his condemnations of Israel and the Iraq War, was soundly defeated for re-election to Parliament in Thursday's British general election. Galloway, a former Labour member who won the seat for Bradford West in the northwest of England in a 2012 special election, was beaten by Labour's Naz Shah, a political newcomer who overcome childhood poverty, a teenage forced marriage and the imprisonment of her mother for killing an abusive partner. Shah had urged voters to reject Galloway because "we do not need a one-man Messiah to tell us how to...
  • Chilean president asks cabinet to resign

    05/07/2015 12:11:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 7, 2015 | unattributed
    ...Ms Bachelet's son, Sebastian Davalos, was accused by the opposition of using his influence to get a $10m (6.5m) bank loan for his wife. His wife's company used the money to buy plots of land in central Chile which her company then resold for profit. Although Chile's national bank regulator cleared him of any wrongdoing, the issue has become a scandal. Ms Bachelet always maintained she had not been aware of the deal but in a TV interview on Wednesday night she acknowledged she had made "important mistakes" in not returning from holiday or commenting on the case sooner. Correspondents...
  • Obama raises money for Democrats and gridlocks traffic in NYC

    05/05/2015 1:42:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2015 | By Aaron C. Davis
    NEW YORK At the head of the table, wearing a massive diamond brooch, was the widow of the man who was once the countrys richest African American. A few seats down, there was Wendell Pierce of HBO fame in The Wire and Treme, and beyond that, Baltimore Orioles slugger Adam Jones. Taking the microphone Monday evening inside a luxury upper East Side penthouse in Manhattan was President Obama, thanking everyone for attending the $10,000-a-plate fundraiser. It is wonderful to see so many old friends and a few new ones, Obama began. After headlining far fewer party fundraisers following Democrats...
  • Bernie Sanders To Announce Presidential Run

    04/28/2015 2:12:35 PM PDT · by yuffy · 101 replies
    VPR ^ | 48 minutes ago | By Bob Kinzel
    VPR News has learned from several sources that Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday. Sanders will release a short statement on that day and then hold a major campaign kickoff in Vermont in several weeks. Audio from this story will be posted at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29. Sanders' entry into the Democratic race ensures that Hillary Clinton will face a challenge to win the support of the liberal wing of the party. Sanders' basic message will be that the middle class in America has been decimated in...
  • Obama Race Speech: Read The Full Text, Remarks of Senator Barack Obama 2008

    04/27/2015 5:57:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 17, 2008 | Sen. Barack Hussein Obama
    "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union." Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America's improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787. The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained by this nation's original sin of slavery, a question...