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  • US to appoint gay rights envoy

    02/06/2015 8:23:11 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 49 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 02/07/2015 | AFP
    Foreign service officer, who will be named soon, to help promote awareness of LGBT issues across the world The United States will appoint an openly gay official as a special envoy to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people overseas, the US State Department said Friday. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said US Secretary of State John Kerry would “soon” make the appointment. “It will be an openly gay foreign service officer. We don’t have a finalized name yet. But we will announce soon,” Harf said. Harf said the appointment reflected Kerry’s “commitment and the administration’s commitment...
  • U.S. slams 'conservative gender norms'

    12/28/2013 7:59:06 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 31 replies
    WND ^ | Dec. 28, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Obama agenda won't tolerate 'preference for heterosexuality' in other countriesHomosexuals, prostitutes, and transgendered people of Central America are about to receive another boost from the Obama administration, which is expanding an HIV program initially launched during the William J. Clinton presidency. But chief among impediments to achieving U.S. policy goals in the region are “conservative gender norms related to sexuality and strong normative preference for heterosexuality,” a revised government planning document says. Organizations that help “Most-at-Risk Populations,” or MARPs, therefore, will be the beneficiaries of this Phase Two initiative, according to the revised Statement of Work detailing the Central America...
  • Smart Power: Obama Repeatedly Botches Dignitaries' Names on Foreign Trip

    11/19/2012 7:53:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | November 19, 2012 | Guy Benson
    President "Smart Power" at work.  Oops:   As Obama stood next to the world's most recognized democracy icon, he mispronounced her name repeatedly. Ever gracious, Suu Kyi did not correct her American guest for calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi multiple times during his statement to reporters after their meeting. Proper pronunciation for the Nobel laureate's name is Ahng Sahn Soo Chee. The meeting came after Obama met with Myanmar's reformist new President Thein Sein - a name he also botched. As the two addressed the media, Obama called his counterpart "President Sein," an awkward, slightly affectionate reference that would...
  • Rachel Corrie case opens in Haifa

    09/08/2010 1:46:04 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 54 replies · 1+ views
    JEWISH CHRONICLE ONLINE ^ | September 6, 2010 | Jennifer Lipman
    The parents of a pro-Palestinian activist who died during a protest in Gaza 2003 have arrived in Haifa to pursue a civil court case against the state of Israel. The second stage of the Rachel Corrie case opened yesterday in Haifa’s district court. The American activist died aged 23 in March 2003 after being crushed by an IDF bulldozer. She had come to Rafah at the height of the Palestinian intifada with the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, to demonstrate against the demolition of houses. An Israeli military investigation into what happened said that Ms Corrie had died during an armed conflict...
  • Obama Says He Would Be ‘Honored’ to Visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    11/13/2009 8:20:30 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies · 1,820+ views
    Obama Says He Would Be ‘Honored’ to Visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki Friday, November 13, 2009 ( – Visiting the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki – targets of a U.S. atomic bomb attack that hastened the end of World War II – would be “meaningful,” President Obama said Friday in Tokyo. “I certainly would be honored – it would be meaningful for me to visit those two cities in the future. I don’t have immediate travel plans, but it’s something that would be meaningful to me.” In an interview with a Japanese network earlier this week, Obama said something similar:...
  • Caption time - a reminder to vote in November ("Sorry Everybody" '04 revisited)

    09/08/2008 11:04:18 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 54 replies · 1,052+ views ^ | after November, 2004 | (various)
  • (XinHua, China mouthpiece):Pelosi, the most disgusting figure

    BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhua) -- If an opinion poll were to be carried out on the Internet in China to choose the most disgusting figure, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would probably be on top of the list, as she confused right with wrong on the issue of Tibet, held double standards to interfere in China's internal affairs, hurt the feelings of the Chinese people and impaired China-U.S. relations. The fact that Pelosi is detested by the Chinese people is closely connected with her recent move to clamor for "Tibet independence" and instigate "boycotting the Olympic Games".
  • LULAC leader blames Americans for crimes by Mexicans (funny stuff)

    01/10/2007 1:42:31 PM PST · by Sharks · 30 replies · 1,324+ views
    WFAA-TV ^ | Wednesday, January 10, 2007 | Gary Reaves / WFAA-TV
    DALLAS - After a federal study revealed that a look at 100 illegal immigrants previously arrested and released for breaking state or local law had on an average been arrested six times, the president of the Dallas chapter of the League of United Latin Amercian Citizens (LULAC) made a controversial remark that has been the talk of the town. Jesse Diaz, the LULAC leader, said while the report is flawed, he stands by his comments that if Americans want to blame anybody, they need to blame themselves. "Now that they come to the United States, they're picking up those bad...
  • Stone Riles Norwegians with Royal Blunder

    12/12/2006 5:09:17 AM PST · by paudio · 56 replies · 1,982+ views ^ | 12/12/06
    Basic Instinct star Sharon Stone has angered the people of Norway after breaking with royal protocol and upstaging the country's King and Queen at a banquet. Stone may have wanted to make a grand entrance at Sunday's dinner honoring the Nobel Peace Prize winners in Oslo, but ended up making a royal faux pas by arriving late. Royal protocol in Europe dictates that when a King and Queen attend an event, everyone is required to be in their seats when the royal couple make their entrance, making them the last to arrive. Stone offended the Norwegian royal couple by waltzing...
  • Snoop Dogg collared at Heathrow

    04/27/2006 10:53:19 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 47 replies · 1,767+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | April 27, 2006 | Mark Oliver
    The occupants of the British Airways first class lounge at Heathrow were probably rather relieved last night that the 30-strong entourage of the US rapper Snoop Dogg were turned away. But Snoop and his minders were not happy and what has been described as a "mini-riot" broke out at terminal one that left the rapper and five of his associates under arrest. Seven police officers were injured. One suffered a fractured hand, the others' injuries were more minor, mostly cuts and bruises.
  • Newsweek: America is dead (U.S. Flag Shown in Trashcan on Cover!)

    05/22/2005 11:12:32 AM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 302 replies · 16,317+ views
    Riding Sun Blog ^ | 5/23/2005 01:17:00 | GaijinBiker
    <p>Newsweek's false, retracted story about American guards flushing the Koran down a toilet at Guantanamo doesn't necessarily mean the magazine's staff hates America or Bush, or wants us to lose in Iraq. To be charitable, let's just chalk that one up to sloppy journalism.</p>
  • The Raspberry Statement [Powerline reviews the anti-American(?) Pepsico speech, long but good]

    05/19/2005 10:06:28 AM PDT · by 68skylark · 12 replies · 690+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | May 19, 2005 | Scott Johnson
    We have been inundated with messages responding to our posts on the graduation remarks by PepsiCo president Indra Nooyi at the Columbia Business School MBA recognition ceremony of this past Sunday. Many readers (approximately a third) have written to comment that, unlike our rapporteur -- graduating Columbia MBA Wes Martin -- they did not find Ms. Nooyi's remarks objectionable. I am grateful that PepsiCo posted the remarks today (together with the accompanying statement) and that we can all determine the issue for ourselves based on "the ocular proof." The Harvard-Yale game this year was played in Cambridge. Consistent with some...
  • Edwards' wife says flap over Cheney's daughter is a GOP feint

    10/18/2004 2:12:05 PM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 210 replies · 4,422+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 18, 2004
    The wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards said Monday that Republican criticism of Sen. John Kerry for mentioning Mary Cheney's sexual orientation was a distraction from more pressing issues. Campaigning in Denver, Elizabeth Edwards also argued that President Bush has tried to politicize the issue of gay rights in pressing for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. ``I believe the president has tried to use the constitutional amendment as a wedge issue, instead of addressing things like health care or real reform and attention to our veterans' issues,'' Edwards said. Mrs. Edwards also said she was upset...
  • Australian government minister brands US moviemaker an ugly American (Michael Moore - who else)

    Australian government minister brands US moviemaker an ugly American Wed Jul 21, 4:24 PM ET Add Offbeat - AFP to My Yahoo! CANBERRA (AFP) - US filmmaker Michael Moore, whose anti-war documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, has been praised and savaged by critics around the world, was described by an Australian government minister Wednesday as "the quintessential ugly American." Moore's film, which won the top prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival (news - web sites), has attracted sell-out audiences in Australia where it has been viewed by some critics as a justified critique of US President George W. Bush (news -...
  • Michael Moore Speaks

    Letter from the fat turkey himeslf titled: Turkeys on the Moon... from Michael Moore
  • The Economist’s ‘Face Value’ column profiles Paul Krugman

    11/18/2003 3:51:36 PM PST · by aculeus · 43 replies · 313+ views
    Institutional Economics ^ | November 18, 2003 | Unsigned
    The Economist’s ‘Face Value’ column profiles Paul Krugman and pretty well sums up my own view of him: But, increasingly, people are asking whether Mr Krugman's success as a journalist is now coming at the expense of, rather than as the result of, his economics…perhaps the most striking thing about his writing these days is not its economic rigour but its political partisanship. I saw a copy of Krugman’s latest book in one of the local bookstores yesterday and was struck by its cover art. The cover art for the non-US or Commonwealth version of the book is very different...
  • One Book, Two Very Different Covers [Krugman on defensive]

    11/23/2003 12:00:57 PM PST · by aculeus · 31 replies · 584+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 23, 2003 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    PAUL KRUGMAN, the liberal economist and columnist for The New York Times Op-Ed Page, has recently urged his fellow liberals to be less civil toward their conservative foes. The British publisher of his latest book, "The Great Unraveling," however, may have taken Mr. Krugman's advice further than he intended. Unlike the relatively staid cover of the American edition published by W. W. Norton, the British book jacket bears caricatures of President Bush as Frankenstein-like and Vice President Dick Cheney with a Hitler mustache. A dark scrawl on the vice president's forehead reads, "Got Oil?" Christine Iverson, a spokeswoman for the...
  • Running from Cover: Seen the U.K. version of Krugman's book? The Times has. They don't like it.

    11/24/2003 10:48:17 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 16 replies · 185+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/24/2003 | Donald Luskin
    His many lies didn't do it. Nor did his ties to Enron, his long-standing complicity in anti-Semitism, or his slanderous smears of his critics. No, it took a simple picture for the New York Times to finally distance itself from America's most dangerous liberal pundit, Paul Krugman. The picture in question is on the cover of the U.K./Australia version of Krugman's best-selling book, The Great Unraveling. It's a photomontage showing the face of President George W. Bush with huge Frankenstein sutures across his mouth and brow, and the word "Enron" stitched into his forehead. Vice President Dick Cheney's face sports...
  • NY Timesman's Book Shows Cheney with Hitler Mustache

    11/20/2003 10:02:55 AM PST · by Ozone34 · 25 replies · 239+ views ^ | 11/20/2003 | Carl Limbacher
    Thursday Nov. 20, 2003; 12:53 p.m. EST NY Timesman's Book Shows Cheney with Hitler Mustache The cover of the British edition of a new book by Bush-bashing New York Times columnist Paul Krugman carries a photo of Vice President Dick Cheney defaced with an Adolf Hitler-style mustache. Krugman's American publisher, W.W. Norton & Co., uses a much more mundane cover with no photographs for his attack screed, "The Great Unraveling: From Boom to Bush in Three Scandalous Years." But the cover of the British edition is emblazoned with a photo of the vice president sporting an oil mustache in the...
  • They're not kidding: Three best-selling liberal authors have come up with a clever tactic

    11/17/2003 2:20:36 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 26 replies · 443+ views
    WORLD ^ | 11/22/03 | Max Goss
    Three best-selling liberal authors have come up with a clever tactic: Use humor to shield hate, cynicism, and unsupported accusations. Those who object just don't "get the joke." Al Franken calls Karl Rove "human filth," Ari Fleischer a "chimp," and John Ashcroft "something of a nutcase." Michael Moore calls President Bush a "nitwit" and (in the voice of God, no less) a "devil." Molly Ivins manages to insult millions at once when she approvingly quotes William Brann's crack that "the trouble with our Texas Baptists is that we do not hold them under water long enough." Mean-spirited, you say? No,...