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  • Nostalgia, The Good Old Days Who Needs Them?

    04/01/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT · by jxb7076 · 79 replies
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    Nostalgia, The Good Old Days Who Needs Them? America needs a visionary for the future! During the past, and recent presidential election we hear the all too familiar suggestion of returning to the good old days. Every candidate talk about returning America to a sense of values. I dont know about you but each time I hear, or heard that suggestion I get a little queasy in the stomach accompanied by a little bewilderment, confusion, and absolute disgust! Whenever I hear the suggestion I often wonder exactly what period in time they want to take us back to! Could...
  • We're being dragged into a new Cold War by a puffed-up bullfrog (and I don't mean President Putin)

    03/23/2014 3:35:36 PM PDT · by shepardspie33 · 34 replies
    MailOnline ^ | March 22, 2014 | Peter Hitchens
    Stupidity and ignorance rule the world. The trouble is that the stupid and the ignorant think that they are clever and well-informed. Take Mrs Hillary Clinton, next President of the United States and former chief of American foreign policy. She has directly compared Russias Vladimir Putin to Hitler. And she has compared events in Crimea to the Czech crisis of 1938. Dozens of other politicians and grandiose journalists are currently doing the same. Its the one thing they think they know about history that Britains pathetic Neville Chamberlain didnt stand up to evil Adolf Hitler in 1938 at Munich...
  • Ranger that called the fake soldier out gets arrested immediately after the confrontation

    03/18/2014 5:58:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    RTBA News ^ | 3-18-2014 | Kristopher Vieira
    The man behind the footage of calling a fraud soldier out for wearing Ranger, E.O.D., and 101st Airborne Tab was arrested immediately after the video by the campus authorities. The reason? He was charged with disturbing the peace and making threats against a phony soldier who was pretending to serve and die for our country. The police reported that Vieira, the man confronting the fake soldier, approached him on several occasions and verbally assaulted the fraud! Well theres a pretty valid reason behind the so-called unnecessary assault. Vieira, who uploaded video of the confrontation to YouTube, was later arrested by...
  • The White House Jumped the Shark Today[3/12/14]

    03/15/2014 10:12:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Heritage ^ | 3/12/14 | Amy Payne
    Cultural trends are often said to jump the shark when they go too far and become laughable or obsolete. The White House is in this territory with its desperatedesperatemarketing of Obamacare. Today, Lance Bassa member of the boy band *NSYNC, which was popular in the late 1990s and early 2000stweeted that he was entering the White House to meet w the President to discuss health care reform. He added a website address: HealthCare.org. Politically active Twitter users quickly mocked this high-level meeting and the fact that the pop star of yesteryear didnt even know he was supposed to be pointing...
  • Fluke: New women's issues, new challenges

    03/13/2014 12:49:18 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 03-10-2014 | Sandra Fluke
    (CNN) -- I can't help but feel humbled and grateful when I hear the stories of women who marched for women's rights in the 1970s and the suffragists who fought for the right to vote. What they accomplished deserves more than a nod and lip service. We must honor them by making our generation's mark on the concerns facing women today. Unfortunately, that still includes goals we've fought too long for, like reproductive rights. Today is International Women's Day and March is Women's History Month. As we celebrate all that women have accomplished in the struggle for gender equality, we...
  • Radio Host Michael Savage Designated As American Spokesman for Vladimir Putin Fan Club

    03/03/2014 3:52:30 PM PST · by scott55 · 73 replies
    http://www.christiannewswire.com/ ^ | March 3, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    Radio host Michael Savage has trumped Matt Drudge's notorious tweet from last year that Vladimir Putin is the "leader of the free world." Savage on Thursday on WMAL in Washington, D.C. claimed the freedom fighters in Ukraine are neo-Nazis and his guest, former conservative Paul Craig Roberts, alleged that American neo-cons are secret Israelis provoking Russia.
  • Museum Of Tolerance Acquires Bertrand Russells Nazi Appeasement Letter

    02/19/2014 2:24:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    AP) ^ | February 19, 2014 1:50 PM
    LOS ANGELES (AP) The Museum of Tolerance has acquired a 1937 letter written by Bertrand Russell in which the Nobel Prize-winning philosopher says if the Nazi army invades his native England the British should invite Adolf Hitler to dinner rather than fight. ... The fact of the matter is he had all the credentials. He probably was Britains greatest philosopher and won the Nobel Prize for literature after all, Hier said. But he didnt understand a basic concept: that the idea that you allow evil to flourish under these conditions, that if we act nice to Hitler, serve him...
  • If Michael Moore got slapped any harder with reality his body would tear space & time itself

    02/19/2014 10:14:50 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    In fairness to Moore he's probably talking about the atrocities committed totalitarian dictators 20th century (excluding guys like Mao, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, etc., etc., etc...none of the crimes those guys committed count in his estimation)In fairness to me I'm mistakenly assuming that means he's referring to Hitler and Stalin when he's probably referring to Ronald Reagan.In any case, he's a freakin' idiot, with Exhibit infinity below.
  • Jesse Jackson: Tea Party Attacks Obama Because They Ideologically Oppose Blacks, Women and Workers

    02/07/2014 4:34:33 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 41 replies
    Rev. Jesse Jackson was interviewed last week at Yale for their "Everybody Has a Story" segment on the Yale Daily News website: "Well the attacks have been so personal and degrading, the attempts to marginalize him: 'You're not an American,' 'You're not born here,' the birthers, 'You're not a Christian,' 'You're not qualified' -- the attempts undermine his authority as president, his moral authority, has been such an organized movement by the ...organized for some of the Tea Party eliminate [who] ideologically oppose blacks, woman and workers..."
  • Chris Matthews Still Claiming Benghazi Attack was a Spontaneous Movie Review

    02/06/2014 7:23:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/06/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    MSNBC has become the Pravda of the US media, the loyalist outlet that clings to discredited government propaganda even long after the government stopped repeating it. If Chris Matthews put on a uniform, he could be Baghdad Bob. In Chris Matthews’ world, time never moves forward. The old lies are still good enough.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO MATTHEWS: This is my problem Joy with that interview and the questioning from O’Reilly, and I’m not a media critic. But the information’s out there that Susan Rice told the truth. It was a spontaneous attack on our facility in Benghazi… In...
  • Sen. Harkin Falls For Cuba's Health Care Propaganda

    02/04/2014 4:45:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Investors.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Sympathizer: Tom Harkin, or "Comrade Harkin" to some, says Cuba's health care system is "remarkable." Maybe a better name for Iowa's senior senator, would be "Useful Idiot," a term the USSR used for gullible leftists in the West. Harkin, a Democrat, recently spent a week in Cuba, apparently taking in all that the island prison has to offer. On his return, he told reporters that Cuba is a "poor country" did he think they didn't know this? but gushed that "they have a lower child mortality rate than ours." "Their life expectancy is now greater than ours," he...
  • Why you're wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

    02/04/2014 5:40:41 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 90 replies
    salon.com ^ | February 2, 2014 | Jesse Myerson
    As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is arrant nonsense. This is not surprising, given our countrys history of Red Scares designed to impress that anti-capitalism is tantamount to treason. In 2014, though, we are too far removed from the Cold War-era threat of thermonuclear annihilation to continue without taking stock of the hype weve been made, despite Harry Allens famous injunction, to believe. So, here are seven bogus claims people make about communism and capitalism. 1. Only...
  • Roger Waters rebukes Scarlett Johansson for SodaStream ties

    02/02/2014 9:55:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/2/14 | Staff
    Former Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters, one of the more prominent celebrity faces of the boycott Israel movement, says he has contacted Scarlett Johansson a couple of times over the A-list actresss decision to represent an Israeli company that operates in a West Bank settlement ... In the past days I have written privately to Neil Young (once) and to Scarlett Johanson (a couple of times). Those letters will remain private, he said. Sadly, I have received no reply from either ..."
  • Andrea Mitchell Claims Iran an 'American Ally' Before Bush Gave 'Axis of Evil' Speech

    01/28/2014 4:08:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 28, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    In a shocking declaration on her 1 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell asserted that one of America's fiercest enemies was actually a friend to the U.S. before George W. Bush came along: "Up until that moment, Iran was cooperating with the United States on the border of Afghanistan, it was post-9/11, Iran was more or less an American ally. By being included in the Axis of Evil, it turned the Iranian government in a completely different direction." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] The topic came up when The Washington Post's...
  • McCain: Arizona GOP censure may spur sixth run

    01/28/2014 11:40:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2014 1:49 PM EST | Brian Skoloff
    U.S. Sen. John McCain says the Arizona Republican Partys censure of him over the weekend may just motivate him to run for a sixth term. [] McCain tells The Associated Press he has a strong conservative voting record and led the fight in the Senate against Obamas health care plan. He blames the censure on uninformed extremist party elements.
  • What is wrong with this guy? He is such a jerk! He is a repeat offender!

    01/28/2014 6:34:18 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    foxnewsinsider.com ^ | 01/27/2014 | Greta Van Susteren
    This posting is not about Wendy Davis. It is not about her views. This is about a man who has pattern of being disrespectful to women: We are a big nation with different viewpoints. We wont always agreebut a strong debate is helpful when we disagree. Sometimes if you are smart in your debate, you persuade someone who otherwise had disagreed with you. And then there are the creeps who take cheap shots because they are too ignorant and small to engage in an important discussion. The best they can do is make themselves look really bad. No one should...
  • Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94

    01/27/2014 11:12:17 PM PST · by deks · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2014 | John Pareles
    Pete Seeger, the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter who spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change, died Monday. He was 94 and lived in Beacon, N.Y. Mr. Seegers career carried him from singing at labor rallies to the Top 10 to college auditoriums to folk festivals, and from a conviction for contempt of Congress (after defying the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s) to performing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at an inaugural concert for Barack Obama. In his hearty...
  • After Comparing Christie to Nixon for Nine Days, Chris Matthews

    01/21/2014 2:49:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Chris Matthews really doesn’t listen when he speaks.  On every program since Chris Christie’s bridge scandal broke on January 8, the MSNBC anchor has smeared the Republican governor as just like Richard Nixon in Watergate. Matthews has done this for nine straight shows, including the January 20 edition. However, on the same program, with no sense of self awareness, a thought occurred to the anchor.  He announced that if “it is discovered that Governor Christie did not encourage political revenge, did not signal that this is the way he wanted political business conducted, then he will be exonerated before the...
  • On PBS, David Remnick Praises Obama Administration As Scandal-Free, Pro-Science

    01/21/2014 1:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    David Remnick of The New Yorker showed up on PBS’s Charlie Rose Monday night to discuss his long, mostly sympathetic profile of Barack Obama from the January 27 issue of the magazine. Near the end of the interview, Rose focused in on the president’s reported desire to be “big.” The host wondered, “[W]hat's his definition of 'big,' and does he believe in his deep recesses of his own mind that the chance of that has slipped away?” Remnick replied that no, Obama does not think his chance of being “big” has slipped away. The editor then rattled off a laundry...
  • Foreign Policy Has Left Obama A Global Laughing Stock

    01/16/2014 5:09:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 16, 2014 | Editorial
    Foreign Policy: The latest U.S. ally to openly sneer at us is a senior British defense adviser who says President Obama has "devalued the deterrent effect of American military capability" in the world. In his first campaign for president, in April 2007, Barack Obama complained George W. Bush's war in Iraq cost the U.S. "in influence and respect." Because of Iraq, he said, "many around the world are disappointed with our actions, and many in our own country have come to doubt either our wisdom or our capacity to shape events beyond our borders. Some have even suggested that America's...
  • If you knew who was behind Close-Gitmo push, you'd be shocked

    01/11/2014 7:24:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Jan 10, 2014 | JD Gordon
    Just dig a little deeper into who has been driving the anti-Gitmo disinformation campaign these past 12 years, and we discover an international, fervently anti-American, far-left coalition attacking the nation through a savvy propaganda effort. This includes those linked to Al Qaeda financiers, communist groups, anarchist movements - backed by sympathetic press and politicians. Regrettably, its a coalition President Barack Obama has sided with in his priority to release as many Al Qaeda, Taliban and affiliates as humanly possible.the State Dept. will finally designate ex-Gitmo detainee, Libyas Sufian Bin Qumu, and his group, Ansar Al-Sharia as foreign terrorist entities for...
  • Charlie Rose Wonders If Extreme Cold Snap 'Definitely Connected to Global Warming'

    01/06/2014 9:04:19 PM PST · by chessplayer · 71 replies
    On Monday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose predictably placed the blame for the unusually cold weather in North America on climate change. Rose wondered, "Is it definitely connected to global warming?"
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson shows what's wrong with conservatives

    01/01/2014 1:15:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01/01/2014 | Ana Marie Cox
    We already knew he was racist and homophobic. Now it emerges that he thinks girls should marry at 15 or 16. Know what? If you had told me, a month ago, that the Christian Right would have a strong reaction to a bearded religious zealot in a headscarf urging men to take child brides, I'd have believed that. And I would have believed that the man's family would go on Fox News to defend him, but I would have assumed they were doing it from a bunker somewhere, with voice filters and behind a screen not in the studio...
  • New "Animal Farm" Targets Capitalism

    12/28/2013 12:45:25 PM PST · by VR-21 · 51 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 27 December 2013 | Mark Tapson
    Actor Andy Serkis is set to direct an upcoming movie adaptation of George Orwells classic novel Animal Farm. But there will be a slight deviation from the storys original focus: rather than serve as a cautionary tale about Communist totalitarianism, this updated version will address Hollywoods predictable, go-to embodiment of evil, the Darth Vader of our time: corporate greed. Orwells brilliant allegory Animal Farm was written during World War II as a satire on Soviet Communism (and very nearly wasnt published, critical as it was of our Russian ally). It has since been adapted to film twice, a British animated...
  • Killed Reuters Photographer Tried to Join Al Qaeda

    12/26/2013 9:53:51 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/12/13 | Ari Yashar
    Among the roughly 300 killed during intense fighting in Aleppo was Molhem Barakat, a Reuters photographer. Barakat's death last Friday, in the indiscriminate barrage on Aleppo that the White House criticized Monday, has raised serious questions about Reuters' hiring practice. Hannah Lucinda Smith, a British freelance photojournalist and acquaintance of Barakat, writes that Barakat tried to join Al Qaeda. According to Smith, Barakat wanted to join the terrorist organization for the 11,000 Syrian lira monthly salary. "It is a pitiful wage for a potential suicide bomber, but enough to tempt an eighteen-year-old stuck in a war zone with no job."...
  • Reddits science forum banned climate deniers. Why dont all newspapers do the same?

    12/23/2013 3:05:35 PM PST · by Third Person · 37 replies
    The Grist ^ | December 16th, 2013 | Nathan Allen
    In addition to my career as a PhD chemist, I am one of a select few who enjoy the privilege of moderating content on reddit.coms science forum. The science forum is a small part of reddit, but it nonetheless enjoys over 4 million subscribers. By comparison, thats roughly twice the circulation of The New York Times. The forum, known as /r/science, provides a digital space for discussions about recent, peer-reviewed scientific publications. This puts us (along with /r/AskScience) on the front line of the science-public interface. On our little page, scientists and nonscientists can connect through discussions on everything from...
  • Colorado teenage gunman had 'very strong beliefs about gun laws' and Republicans

    12/14/2013 7:31:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 122 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/14/13 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    He was bullied for his outspoken opinions and didn't care much for Republicans. Karl Pierson, 18, who stormed his Colorado high school brandishing a shotgun and bearing hatred for his debate coach, critically injured a 15-year-old fellow student before shooting himself to death Friday afternoon as he was cornered by heavily armed police. "He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff," said junior Abbey Skoda, who shared a class with Pierson during her freshmen year, The Denver Post reported. "I also heard he was bullied a lot." After undergoing surgery Friday, the injured girl was listed in critical,...
  • NBC Quietly Deletes Mugabe from Obama-Castro Handshake Story

    12/11/2013 12:14:02 PM PST · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Joel B Pollack
    Earlier Tuesday, NBC News reported that President Barack Obama had shaken hands with Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe. However, the UK Telegraph's Josie Ensor reported that Obama "was asked to take his seat just before reaching Mugabe." Complicating matters, another article in the UK Telegraph also claimed that Obama had shaken hands with Mugabe--in very similar terms to those used in the NBC article. Breitbart News caught the discrepancy--and suddenly the NBC News article was corrected, with no notice. Before: On his way to the rostrum, Obama also shook the hand of Robert Mugabe, the strongman ruler of Zimbabwe, and hugged...
  • Nelson Mandela: Israel Is Terrorist and Islamic Arabs Are Innocent

    12/10/2013 7:04:40 AM PST · by juliosevero · 9 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Nelson Mandela: Israel Is Terrorist and Islamic Arabs Are Innocent By Julio Severo If you believe the leftist Christian press, Nelson Mandela was a Christian! Sheer indoctrination by the mainstream secular media? No doubt. The secular press has portrayed Mandela as a hero. A major Protestant news site in Brazil published a list of nice quotes by Mandela. By reading exclusively these nice quotes, you could say that he was a hero and even a Christian. Yassir Arafat and Nelson Mandela Yet, what about the other quotes? Since the mainstream media and even the Christian press will not show...
  • Obama shakes hands with Fidel Castro's brother (before selfies with David Cameron and Danish PM)

    12/10/2013 10:08:09 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2013 | Associated Press, Louise Boyle and David Martosko
    Mandela's final act of peace: Obama shakes hands with Fidel Castro's brother (before selfies with David Cameron and Danish PM) President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro today, an unprecedented gesture of friendship which occurred, fittingly, at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. The handshake between leaders of the two Cold War enemies took place during a ceremony which honored the former South African President's powerful legacy of reconciliation... He was later spotted in the VIP stands posing for a 'selfie' camera phone picture with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish PM Helle Thorning Schmidt...
  • Obama compares Nelson Mandela to Gandhi, King and Lincoln during eulogy

    12/10/2013 4:10:10 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 73 replies
    AP ^ | December 10, 2013
    Obama is urging the world to act on Mandela's legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and racism. He says progress in the U.S. and South Africa mustn't cloud the fact there's still work to be done. He says South Africa shows us that we can change.
  • Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since return from Miami

    12/07/2013 10:30:54 AM PST · by Innovative · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 6, 2013 | Patrick Oppmann
    Elian Gonzalez, the focus of a bitter international custody dispute after he was rescued at sea as a child, left Cuba on Friday for the first time since 2000, when the U.S. government returned him to the island. Gonzalez, who also turned 20 on Friday, traveled to Quito, Ecuador, as part of a 200-member Cuban delegation to a weeklong youth conference there. "Fidel Castro for me is like a father," Gonzalez said in the recent interview. "I don't profess to have any religion but if I did my God would be Fidel Castro. He is like a ship that knew...
  • US flag is being flown at half staff at the White House (vanity)

    12/05/2013 7:14:03 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 74 replies
    December 5, 2013 | ConservativeInPA
    I just saw a video shot of the White House and the flag is being flown at half staff. I can only assume this is due to Mandela's death. I am curious if it customary to fly the flag at half staff for death of foreign leaders.
  • Republican men need more sensitivity on women's issues, Boehner says

    12/05/2013 5:35:22 PM PST · by Third Person · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 5th, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Republican men in Congress arent as sensitive as they ought to be when it comes to running against female candidates and appealing to female voters, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday. Were trying to get them to be a little more sensitive, Boehner said at his weekly Capitol press conference. You look around the Congress, there are a lot more females in the Democratic caucus than there are in the Republican caucus. And some of our members just arent as sensitive as they ought to be. The Speaker was responding to a question about an article in Politico reporting that...
  • Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies

    12/05/2013 2:11:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 309 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-05-2013 | By Faith Karimi
    Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. Mandela was 95. "He is now resting. He is now at peace," Zuma said. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father." "What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human," the president said in his late-night address. "We saw in him what we seek in ourselves." Mandela will have a state funeral. Zuma ordered all flags in the nation to be...
  • Nelson Mandela Has Died

    12/05/2013 1:47:00 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 198 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/5/13 | Aurelius
    Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, has died. In an announcement today, a spokesman stated that he departed in the presence of his family. He is now resting, he is now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father, he added. Mandela was 95.
  • HuffPo Invokes Holocaust, 9/11 in Tirade Against National Land Theft and American Genocide Day

    11/29/2013 5:07:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 28, 2013 10:24 AM | Dan Gainor
    It happens every year. Someone on the left goes so overboard in their hatred for America that they cant even let Thanksgiving pass without their wacky comments. This year, Huffington Post author Nicole Breedlove didnt disappoint. Her piece bashed America under the headline: Happy National Genocide (Thanksgiving) Day! Breedlove doesn't miss a beatslamming everyone from Columbus and to the Pilgrims while invoking images of the Holocaust and 9/11. She began her piece talking about how her family always gave thanks that all the Native Americans werent wiped out when Columbus discovered America. Because, of course, liberals assume Columbus personally killed...
  • Cher Savages Thanksgiving: I Dont Celebrate the Beginning of a Great Crime

    11/28/2013 12:44:46 PM PST · by Kip Russell · 155 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Nov 28, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Cher told her fans on Wednesday that she does not celebrate Thanksgiving. In fact, she appears to deplore the American holiday, calling in the beginning of a great crime. Cher said that the American settlers were guilty of taking land from native Americans who had no concept of property ownership and also intentionally infected them with smallpox. You dont celebrate the holiday I thought? a fan asked Cher. I DONT, Cher replied emphatically. She said that, to her, Thanksgiving is a day to see family, eat food together and watch a movie. Not 2 celebrate the beginning of a GREAT...
  • I Was a Victim of the Fake "Knockout Game" Trend

    11/27/2013 7:00:02 AM PST · by 70times7 · 56 replies
    Slate ^ | Nov. 25 2013 | Matthew Yglesias
    True story. A couple of years back, I was walking home at night on North Capitol Street here in Washington, D.C., when two dudes randomly assaulted me before running away without stealing anything. At the time, I didn't think it was all that strangeI've lived in urban areas all my life, and plenty of people I know have been victims of anonymous street crime.
  • Elian Gonzalez: My time in the US marked me for my whole life

    11/27/2013 6:49:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    Elian Gonzalez, the object of a 1999-2000 custody squabble involving Washington, Havana and family members on both sides of the Florida Strait, holds a piece of U.S. legislation directly responsible for what he endured then, Cuban official media said Monday. "They were very sad times for me, which marked me for my whole life. I was never given the chance to have a moment to think about my mother, who as a result of that (U.S.) Cuban Adjustment Act died at sea," the now-19-year-old Gonzalez said last weekend during a Union of Young Communists event. ~snip~ The 1966 Cuban Adjustment...
  • Woman Featured in Obamacare Ad Forced to Cancel Employees' Insurance

    11/26/2013 6:52:23 AM PST · by Qbert · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2013 | JOHN NOLTE
    CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose sets up the segment with the words that should put a chill down the spine of every American, "CBS News is learning that another promise by the government isn't holding up. Some who get their insurance through work are losing their coverage." Eight Americans already feeling the sting of that broken promise work for Nancy Clark, a small business owner in New Hampshire who was featured in a White House online ad promoting ObamaCare. "The healthcare law is about me. It's NancyCare," Clark gushes. Reality intruded last month when her insurance company boosted premiums by...
  • Kerry says two century US LatAm policy over (declares Monroe Doctrine dead)

    11/18/2013 4:58:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    AFP (Google) ^ | 11/18/2013
    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday declared that a nearly 200-year-old policy which had governed Washington's relations with Latin America was finally dead. Known as the Monroe Doctrine after it was adopted in 1823 by former US president James Monroe, the policy had stated that any efforts by European countries to colonize land in North or South America would be views as aggressive acts and could require US intervention. The doctrine that bears (Monroes) name asserted our authority to step in and oppose the influence of European powers in Latin America, Kerry told an audience at the Organization...
  • McCain: People want me to run for president again

    11/11/2013 9:49:51 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 154 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Monday November 11, 2013
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said over the weekend that he's getting lots of pressure to run for president again, but that "it's not on my radar." McCain said previously that he's considering running for reelection when his Senate seat is up in 2016, when he will be 80 years old.
  • Piers Morgan Links to Fake News Report to Mock Sarah Palin

    10/27/2013 9:01:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/27/13 | Matt Hadro
    Piers Morgan used a fake news site to mock Sarah Palin on Twitter on Thursday. He linked to the satirical news site The Daily Currant saying that Palin claimed Jesus celebrated Easter. "And she's back!" Morgan gloated, with absolutely no mention that the article was fake. When critics told him the website was satire, Morgan answered that he knew it was. Yet he praised the notion that it was believable. "That's the beauty of it," Morgan wrote when someone tweeted that it was "hilarious even if its fake. Why? I believed it." That wasn't the first time Morgan has derided...
  • Rachel Corrie sculpture at Evergreen State College

    10/22/2013 2:17:42 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 71 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | October 22, 2013 | unknown
    A sculpture in memory of Olympia activist Rachel Corrie will be dedicated Wednesday in the Activities Building at The Evergreen State College. The Olympian reports ( http://bit.ly/16sYebN ) the bronze and steel representation of a dove on the tip of a pyramid is called "Reflecting on Peace and Justice." Corrie was killed in 2003 in the Gaza Strip by an Israeli military bulldozer as she attempted to stop it from demolishing a Palestinian home.
  • Not all millennials are white and privileged!

    10/19/2013 2:36:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | October 18, 2013 | Sydette Harry
    A lot of us are fighting for an education, battling inequality and marching for justice. Quit calling us lazy! [SNIP] ....... Im an early millennial, born in 1984, and when I started my education, I was able to attend a classroom that had gifted and special-ed programming in my neighborhood with an average class size of 20. Current millennials in Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia are having sit-ins and organizing unions, as their schools are closed with class sizes of 29 called too small. When children are left crying at the end of the year because their schools wont reopen, what...
  • Black Chamber of Commerce describes Obama as Hopeless

    09/21/2013 10:54:46 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 25 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 11, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Harry Alford, the president of the Black Chamber of Commerce, says that he failed to properly vet Obama before he voted for him in 2008. Alford says that his growing disappointment and growing suspicion of President Obama is based on his secretiveness and placing politics over policy. I didnt analyze him. I read his book and hes talking about using cocaine and all the drugs he could find and I kind of brushed through that. That should have caught my eye.
  • D.C. Trauma Doctor Janis Orlowski: "We've Got To Stop" Mass Shootings [Video]

    09/17/2013 4:08:53 PM PDT · by Third Person · 51 replies
    RCP ^ | Spetember 16th, 2013 | None
    Dr. Janis Orlowski, the Chief Medical Officer of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, spoke of the need for greater debate surrounding gun control during a press conference on the conditions of three victims of the Navy Yard shooting.
  • Bar Refaeli calls out Pink Floyds Roger Waters over Israel boycott

    08/21/2013 12:11:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    רוג'ר ווטרס, כדאי שתוריד את התצלום שלי מהוידאו ארט בהופעות שלך. אם כבר חרם- אז עד הסוף.— Bar Refaeli (@BarRefaeli) August 21, 2013 Bar Refaeli thinks Roger Waters is "comfortably dumb" when it comes to his boycott of Israel. The Pink Floyd frontman penned an open letter to his "colleagues in rock and roll," calling on them to not perform in Israel and to draw attention to the crimes of "apartheid" and "ethnic cleansing" there
  • Obama Is a Snake and We Have to Turn on Him Says Oliver Stone

    08/14/2013 10:58:40 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies
    Film director Oliver Stonewho has made no secret of his liberal political viewscalled President Barack Obama a snake for his role in National Security Agency spying programs that have become, he said, more about silencing protestors than finding terrorists.Obama is a snake, Stone told an audience in Tokyo on Monday. Hes a snake. And we have to turn on him. The Boston Marathon, they were so busy tracking down potential protestorsthat they missed the bombers, Stone told the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan. Its never about terrorists, it always becomes about the way J. Edgar Hoover did it; he brought...