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  • Flyers depicting racist caricature of African-Americans found at UT

    05/02/2017 11:34:16 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 94 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 5/2/17 | Eric Webb
    Anti-African-American flyers containing a racist slogan and imagery have been found at the University of Texas at Austin, according to reports on social media Tuesday. The flyers depict a racist caricature of a black man holding a knife and bear the words “Around blacks ... never relax.” UT student Kim Nguyen said she found a flyer on an yellow emergency call machine near the Littlefield Fountain.
  • Defense calls last witnesses in second refuge takeover trial (OREGON STANDOFF)

    03/07/2017 5:22:54 AM PST · by Spiridon · 9 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/6/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Bruce "B.J." Soper, a founding member of the Pacific Patriots Network, testified Monday that he heard Ammon Bundy propose taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in a hard stand during a brief meeting in a Burns home on Dec. 29, 2015. But in contrast to refuge occupier Blaine Cooper's testimony for the government, Soper said no logistics were discussed. He said Jason Patrick, Jon Ritzheimer, Ryan Payne and others were present but they never talked about how Bundy planned to accomplish the takeover. There was no discussion about refuge employees and no final decision was made during the 10...
  • Two convicted of conspiracy, but two acquitted in Oregon occupation trial(Oregon Standoff)

    03/10/2017 2:06:44 PM PST · by Spiridon · 23 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/10/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal jury delivered a split verdict in the second Oregon Standoff trial, finding two defendants guilty of conspiracy in the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, but acquitting two others. The jury found Jason Patrick.....and Darryl Thorn....guilty.... The other two men on trial, Duane Ehmer and Jake Ryan, were found not guilty.....
  • Trump left NH to sleep in NYC last night; now can't get to NH due to weather]

    02/05/2016 7:43:13 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 270 replies
    twitter ^ | 02/05/2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    .@realDonaldTrump left NH to sleep in NYC last night. Now, because of weather, he can't get back to campaign today [See press release at the link]
  • Ted Cruz For Liberty... Ted Cruz For President

    02/05/2016 10:17:48 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 41 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | February 5, 2016 | Robert Kenyon
    The liberty movement must help elect Senator Ted Cruz the next President of the United States. Many of us in the liberty movement saw the handwriting on the wall some time ago, as far as the Rand Paul campaign was concerned. He came in a distant fifth in Iowa, a state many thought he would win a year ago. His polling looked bleak in the other early states, and he was short on resources. He likely could have gone on, but instead, suspended his campaign Wednesday morning. He'll focus on securing re-election to the Senate, which he should easily accomplish....
  • Bombshell: ISIS just hours from destruction ('It won't take very long at all to drive them out')

    10/05/2015 4:53:25 PM PDT · by amorphous · 71 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Oct 2015 | Chelsea Schilling
    A top terror expert says ISIS is now so weak that it could be decimated within hours. According to a London Express report Monday evening, Russian airstrikes, unruly leadership and numerous defections have destabilized the terror organization to the point that it wouldn’t be capable of fighting off even a small attack. Terror analyst Dr. Afzal Ashraf told the paper that ISIS has drastically exaggerated its military power, prompting an international counterattack. Ashraf urged Western leaders to act now to wipe out the jihadi group. The U.S. has led a coalition of airstrikes against ISIS. The New York Times reported...
  • Scott Walker Exits Race, Becomes Anti-Populist Sock Puppet for Bipartisan Establishment

    09/21/2015 6:56:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 325 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/21/2015 | Neil Munro
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker used his sooner-than-expected exit speech to spout the anti-Trump, populist-hating narrative now being pushed by the establishment’s entwined GOP, Democratic, Wall Street, and media wings. Establishment interests are trying to scare middle-class voters by painting a dark, depressing, and negative image over the optimistic and enthusiastic crowds now powering Donald Trump’s upbeat “Make American Great Again” campaign. “I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider [exiting] so that the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative to the current frontrunner,” said Walker, who was recently expected to...
  • Egypt's Mursi Leaves Palace as Police Battle Protesters

    12/04/2012 9:55:46 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2012 | Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad
    (Reuters) - Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. Police fired teargas at demonstrators angered by Mursi's drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall. Several thousand people had gathered nearby in what they dubbed "last warning" protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. "The people want the downfall of the regime," the...
  • General warns: ‘Egypt is heading into a civil war’ judges answer Morsi’s referendum with a boycott

    12/04/2012 8:22:13 AM PST · by Fred · 17 replies
    A controversial decision by Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council to completely refrain from supervising a referendum on the recently approved constitution remains the top story in the Arab press. “Egypt: Judiciary boycotts the referendum… and the constitutional committee suspends work,” reads the main headline of the London-based daily A-Sharq Al-Awsat, long known for its anti-Islamist leanings. The paper reports that judges on the council — all appointed by deposed former president Hosni Mubarak — feared for their safety when they saw crowds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters blocking the roads leading to the gates, “climbing the fences… and inciting the people against...
  • Student harassed, expelled by school after demanding sexual abuse awareness

    04/30/2012 5:49:27 AM PDT · by AirborneDhampir · 55 replies ^ | 26 April 2012 | Melissa Keeney
    GREENVILLE, SC --- Just a week before graduation, 23 year old Chris Peterman should be preparing his cap and gown. Instead, the Bob Jones University student says he's fighting for the degree he believes he's earned, and he believes the popular television show "Glee" may be partly to blame.
  • Barack Obama makes Falklands gaffe by calling Malvinas the Maldives

    04/16/2012 5:58:10 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 48 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:50PM BST 16 Apr 2012 | By Jonathan Gilbert in Buenos Aires
    President Obama erred during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when attempting to call the disputed archipelago by its Spanish name. Instead of saying Malvinas, however, Mr Obama referred to the islands as the Maldives, a group of 26 atolls off that lie off the South coast of India. Cristina Kirchner, the Argentine president, has renewed her country's sovereignty claim to the Falklands in the build-up to the 30th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the islands, which triggered the Falklands War, on April 2. She has accused David Cameron of maintaining a "colonial enclave"...
  • Paul Begala on Mitt Romney’s Charmless Win in New Hampshire

    01/11/2012 9:14:45 AM PST · by Fred · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 011112 | Paul Begala
    Mitt Romney came out on top in New Hampshire, but he should have done far better against the hapless competition. You gotta hand it to the Mittbot 3.0. With all the charisma of a foreclosure agent and all the charm of a calculator, Mitt Romney rolled to a win in New Hampshire, a state in which one of Mitt's many mansions sits—and right next door to Massachusetts. Given those advantages, Romney looks weak even when he wins. Sure, he managed to surpass his 2008 total in New Hampshire (75,546 votes). But look at his competition this time! The field is...
  • Boondoggle Ethanol Program Got You Down? Help End it.

    05/19/2011 5:04:09 AM PDT · by possum john · 46 replies
    Below the Gnat Line ^ | May 19, 2011 | Ken Carroll
    Ethanol is Not About Energy Independence Have you figured out that the federal ethanol program is not about becoming energy independent, but about putting Midwest corn farmers on the government dole? If not, keep reading. If so, are you ready to help end it? That's in here, too. If you think ethanol lowers fuel prices, then I guess you don't know that each gallon of ethanol is subsidized 47.5 cents per gallon by our tax dollars. In fact, Brazil exports ethanol, but we put a 54 cents per gallon import tax on Brazilian ethanol and then limit its import to...
  • Obama, Biden to make their first 2010 joint campaign appearance

    10/08/2010 3:29:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 69 replies · 1+ views
    National Democrats are sending in some serious firepower against Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell in Delaware's Senate contest. Both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will headline a joint campaign appearance and fundraiser for Democratic nominee Chris Coons next week. It's the first joint campaign appearance the two have made for a Democratic candidate so far this election cycle.
  • just call her "Elena Hussein Okagan"

    06/29/2010 3:58:11 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 13 replies
    self | 6/29/10 | NewJerseyJoe
    Since she's Obama's sock puppet, she may as well have a similar name.
  • 10-Year-Old Grand Marshal at Gay Rights Parade Sparks Controversy Across U.S.

    06/24/2010 2:48:58 PM PDT · by nmh · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2010 | Fox News Staff
    When the Fayetteville, Ark., Gay Pride Parade steps off on East Street Saturday on its way to the Wal-Mart parking lot, it will be led by a young man who has made a career out of fighting for gay rights. Make that a young boy. Will Phillips, the grand marshal, is 10 years old, and his presence has thrust Fayetteville's Gay Pride Parade into the national spotlight. ... It's typical a low key non event. But the selection of young Will, who last November refused to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in school to show his support for...
  • Robert Gibbs Refuses to say Obama Wanted Van Jones to Resign - Video 9/6/09

    09/06/2009 10:50:16 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 879+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 6, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning where he was asked to react to the resignation of Van Jones as President Obama's "Green Jobs" Czar. Gibbs refused to say that Obama wanted Jones to resign, but rather said Jones decided to resign so he would not "get in the way" of Obama's agenda. Gibbs said Obama "thanks Jones for his work." Stephanopoulos pointed out the news came through at 12:12 AM ET that Jones had resigned. This is an example of an ultimate attempt to "bury the bad news."...
  • Heh: Obama's Teleprompter Extracts its Revenge for his "I'm a Gifted Speaker" Remark.....

    04/27/2009 8:51:22 AM PDT · by JDAM2007 · 44 replies · 2,505+ views
    President Obama’s speech at the National Academy of Sciences Monday morning hit a brief snag when Obama got ahead of his script. Laying his plan for a President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Obama began to name the members of PCAST listed in his prepared remarks – before realizing he’d already introduced them, earlier in his speech. “In addition to John – sorry, the – I just noticed I jumped the gun here,” Obama said, pausing for several seconds as he looked at the prompter. “Go ahead. Move it up. I had already introduced all you guys.”
  • Obama Votes 'Present' on The Bailout Bill

    09/30/2008 3:45:35 PM PDT · by Terrence DoGood · 16 replies · 829+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | 29 September 2008
    I am completely stunned that the Obama campaign would now admit that Senator Obama did nothing to influence today's vote on the bailout bill. Obama got as far away as he could and is now trying to blame John McCain for the bills failure?! ...Obama sought to stay above the fray and maintain a steady demeanor that advisers maintain has set him apart throughout the financial turmoil. In other words he voted "Present" again as ususal. You just can't make this stuff up folks.
  • The Hand That Controls the Sock Puppet Could Get Slapped

    07/24/2007 3:07:01 PM PDT · by siunevada · 6 replies · 644+ views
    NYT via Techmeme ^ | July 16, 2007 | Brad Stone and Matt Richtel
    SAN FRANCISCO, July 15 — On the Internet nobody knows you’re a dog — or the chief executive of a Fortune 500 company. Or so thought John Mackey, the chief executive of Whole Foods Market, who used a fictional identity on the Yahoo message boards for nearly eight years to assail competition and promote his supermarket chain’s stock, according to documents released last week by the Federal Trade Commission. In one Internet posting sure to enter the annals of chief-executive vanity, Mr. Mackey wrote as Rahodeb, “I like Mackey’s haircut. I think he looks cute!” ---- Successful executives like Mr....