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  • Fit to print? NY Times smears GOP 'bigotry,' 'insanity'

    11/26/2015 7:03:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/26/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The New York Times opined Thursday that Sen. Bernie Sanders has the right idea on immigration, and that most Republicans support a plan that gone "well beyond the usual nativist bigotry." "Republican presidential candidates are arguing, in all seriousness, about sealing the border with fantastical 2,000-mile fences and weaponized drones; merging state, local and federal authorities and private prisons into one all-seeing immigration police state; forcibly registering American Muslims; mass-deporting 11 million Mexicans and others in a 21st century Trail of Tears; and turning away thousands of refugees fleeing war and terrorism in the Middle East," the Times said. The...
  • Sanders: 'To hell with the fossil fuel industry'

    11/21/2015 3:35:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of the Koch brothers and other wealthy energy magnates. "This is a party that rejects science and refuses to understand that climate change is real," he said of GOP during the annual Blue Jamboree in North Charleston, S.C. "I understand if you stand up to the Koch brothers and the fossil fuel industry, that you'll lose your campaign contributions," the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate added. "[Climate change] is already causing devastating problems all over this world. To hell with the fossil fuel industry. Worry more about...
  • WATCH: Trump Tosses BLM Heckler From Alabama Rally: 'Get Him the Hell Out of Here!'

    11/21/2015 1:29:25 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | November 21, 2015
    protestor at Trump's rally. He pulls off a sweatshirt to show "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt. Trump yells "get him the hell out of here"(Fox) — Greta Van Susteren (@greta) November 21, 2015 During a rally today in Birmingham, AL, Donald Trump told security to get a Black Lives Matter protester "the hell out of here." The African-American protester disrupted Trump during his speech, pulling off a sweatshirt to reveal a "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt and heckling the Republican candidate. This guy is heckling trump. Now being booed. "Get him the hell out of here." - Trump. #TrumpBham — Cort...
  • Bernie Sanders launches petition drive to preserve Syrian refugee program

    11/21/2015 12:34:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 20, 2015 | John Wagner
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — As Republican presidential candidates continued to sound the alarm Friday about Syrian immigrants, Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders took a step in the opposite direction, launching a petition drive to preserve the program that facilities their arrival in the United States. “In this moment, it is particularly important that we not allow ourselves to be divided by the anti-immigrant hysteria that Republican presidential candidates are ginning up,” Sanders, who was arriving here for a three-day campaign swing, said in an e-mail to supporters. “When hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything and have nothing left but the...
  • Muslim immigration is unconstitutional [vanity]

    11/19/2015 8:56:33 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 20 replies
    Free Republic | November 19, 2015 | Tom Hoefling
    The first stated purpose of the U.S. Constitution is "to form a more perfect Union." Allowing immigrants into this country when their religion/political ideology is completely hostile to, and incompatible with, the principles upon which American republican self-government is premised makes that first stated purpose totally impossible of fulfillment. As has been stated, correctly, so many times, the Constitution is not a suicide pact.
  • Why would Bill Kristol want to make a Hillary victory inevitable?

    11/19/2015 7:04:32 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov 9 2015 | Mike Ford
    Last week in an article titled "Ben Carson Reconsidered," destined for the November 16 print edition of The Weekly Standard, "conservative" pundit William Kristol shows just how willing he is to risk a Hillary Clinton presidency and all its concomitant damage. He's willing to risk such simply to prevent an outsider from ascending to that office. In a two (internet)-page article, Dr. Kristol excoriates Donald Trump while damning Dr. Ben Carson with faint praise. Here is his final statement: So while Carson probably won’t and likely shouldn’t be the nominee, the Republican party is better for his candidacy. And if...
  • Liberal Journalists on CNN: U.S. Has Been 'Racist' To Refugees Since 1939

    11/19/2015 1:29:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/19/15 | Matthew Balan
    On Wednesday's CNN Tonight, Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times and liberal analyst Rula Jebreal bewailed the latest Bloomberg poll that found that 53 percent of Americans are opposed to letting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country. Kristof hyped that "this almost exactly matches up a poll in January 1939 of whether or not to admit 10,000 mostly Jewish children into the retrospect, we clearly acknowledge that was a shameful period in American history." Jebreal slammed this majority as "racist," and cried, "They're weaponizing fear! That poll reflects fear." [video below] Anchor Don Lemon turned to the two...
  • Black Guilford College Students Demand All Professors Admit they are Racist

    11/19/2015 1:33:31 PM PST · by rightistight · 49 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/19/15 | Aurelius
    In the wake of protests at the University of Missouri, students of color at Guilford College are rallying against perceived racism on their campus. Guilford College is in Greensboro, North Carolina. Like their compatriots in Missouri, the protesting students have released a list of demands. If they are "not met within a week," protesters promise they will rally on campus again. Among other things the students want, they are pushing the college to have professors, administrators, and staff to admit they are racist, that no black people should be in any marketing campaigns for the time being, and an investigation...
  • Trump holds commanding, two-to-one lead among Florida Republicans, poll shows (post Paris)

    11/18/2015 8:56:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies ^ | John Kennedy
    Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential field in Florida — outstripping his nearest rival, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio — by two-to-one among primary voters, a new Florida Atlantic University poll shows. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton has coasted to an even bigger lead, leading Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders by 66 percent to 22 percent of the vote in that party’s nomination contest, the poll shows. The survey was conducted Sunday and Monday, in the wake of news about the terrorist attacks in Paris. Among Florida Republican registered voters surveyed, Trump leads with 36 percent, Rubio is at 18...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
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  • Univ. of Vermont holds privilege retreat for students who 'self-identify as white'

    11/18/2015 6:46:47 AM PST · by boycott · 50 replies ^ | 11-18-2015 | Peter Hasson
    The University of Vermont held a three-day retreat so students who “self-identify as white” could confront their own “white privilege.” “Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White” took place last weekend, November 13-15, and was “specifically for white students.” According to the university, the self-identifying white students who attend the retreat will come to “recognize and understand white privilege from an individual experience” and have the opportunity to “conceptualize and articulate whiteness from a personal and systematic lense as well as the impact of white privilege on the UVM community and beyond.” The self-identifying white...
  • Paris attacks force Sanders to adjust campaign strategy

    11/18/2015 6:01:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    "All of a sudden I heard this jarring switch to income inequality," Democratic strategist Brad Bannon said about how Sanders kicked off the debate in Iowa."I know they were trying to shift the debate back to their turf, but it was so jarring. That's not what Americans wanted to hear. They had been watching nonstop coverage of the tragedy in Paris for a full 24 hours at that point." Friday's Paris attacks have forced Bernie Sanders to adjust his strategy to prove to Democrats that he's fit to be commander in chief. While Hillary Clinton has a distinct edge in...
  • Bad news: The big Democratic Socialist explainer has been postponed indefinitely

    11/17/2015 7:01:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot ^ | November 17, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    A month ago, Bernie Sanders tried to square a circle by claiming a political affiliation heretofore unnamed in the US. When pressed whether he supported capitalism at all or stuck to his Socialist affiliation, Sanders proclaimed himself a Democratic Socialist. When asked to explain what that means, Sanders offers only fuzzy platitudes and class-warfare sloganeering, but no ideological or economic details. When repeatedly asked how he will pay for his $18 trillion Democratic Socialist agenda, he grows even fuzzier, but promised to offer a detailed explanation in the near future. He’s still looking for an explanation …. or enough OPM...
  • Terrorism, not Climate Change, Kills People

    11/17/2015 6:58:00 AM PST · by rktman ^ | 11/17/2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    On November 13, the same day as the terrorist attacks in Paris, USA Today ran a full-page ad from billionaire Tom Steyer’s group NextGen Climate highlighting the alleged global threat from climate change. As hundreds of people were being injured or killed in Paris, the ad featured these quotes about the “climate crisis:” Hillary Clinton: “An existential threat” Bernie Sanders: “The greatest threat facing the planet” Martin O’Malley: “Critical threat to our economy” In a new development, we have just learned from Judicial Watch that Hillary Clinton was characterized by her Muslim-connected aide, Huma Abedin, as being “very confused” about...
  • Sanders: Climate change a bigger threat than terrorism

    11/15/2015 4:05:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders argued that climate change is a bigger threat to the world than terrorism during Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate. When pressed by CBS's John Dickerson, Sanders doubled down on the claim, saying that, in fact, climate change is "directly related to the growth of terrorism" across the globe, pointing to limited amounts of water....
  • Donald Trump: ‘O’Malley is a clown’; ‘Hillary is owned by Wall Street’

    11/15/2015 5:35:30 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/15/2015 | Dylan Stableford
    During Saturday's Democratic debate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley called Donald Trump an "immigrant-bashing carnival barker." "Let's say it in our debate because you'll never hear this from that immigrant-bashing carnival barker Donald Trump," O'Malley said during a discussion on border security and immigration reform. "The truth of the matter is net immigration from Mexico last year was zero." The real estate mogul and outspoken Republican hopeful responded via his preferred medium: Twitter.
  • Forget Paris: GOP candidate to double funding for Syrian 'refugees'

    11/15/2015 3:55:27 PM PST · by amorphous · 56 replies
    WND ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    In the wake of the deadly Paris attacks by ISIS, some GOP presidential candidates such as Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and even Marco Rubio are calling for an end to Syrian refugee resettlement in the U.S. Most of the others have been silent or vague on the issue of Syrian refugees - about 2,000 of whom have already arrived in the U.S. despite warnings from the FBI that it’s impossible to vet their backgrounds. But there is one candidate who is clearly on the record wanting more Syrian Muslims to pour into American cities and towns as "refugees," despite the...
  • Peggy Noonan Mocks Sanders Saying ISIS Exacerbated by Climate Change

    11/15/2015 10:13:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | November 15, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan strongly rebuked Bernie Sanders’ claim during Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate that climate change has contributed to the rise of ISIS.
  • [UFC 193 (results) Holm v Rousey [spoiler below]

    spoilers below - Holm v the Bernie Sanders supporter
  • 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...
  • Brutal: College student who wants free everything humiliated on Neil Cavuto

    11/13/2015 1:23:19 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Make it stop. What happens when a pie-in-the-sky liberal, prattling on about social justice and all that sort of thing, actually gets challenged by someone who knows what he’s talking about and knows how to ask the right questions in the right way? This. You can’t help but feel badly for Keely Mullen. I know, she’s asking for it by advocating such insanity and you’ve got to be ready to rumble when you go into the public square. But it’s hard to watch anyone get humiliated this badly and not want to just tell the referee to stop the fight....
  • Vermont Regulator Who Killed Obamacare Co-Op Has No Regrets

    11/12/2015 11:39:46 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 13, 2015 | Richard Pollock
    .....Susan L. Donegan was commissioner for Vermont's Division of Insurance in 2013 when she refused to issue a license to the proposed Vermont Health CO-OP.....Today, she looks like a prescient state official who likely saved thousands of Vermonters from buying their health insurance from a doomed insurer. That's because 13 of the 24 co-ops set up under Obamacare have collapsed,costing the federal treasury $1.3 billion. More than 800,000 co-op customers now find themselves without health insurance coverage and are scrambling to find new policies...Turns out that some of the biggest problems she identified two years ago in her state also...
  • Opinion: Why millennials are supporting Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

    11/09/2015 1:13:32 PM PST · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 09 November 2015 | Paul Brandus
    The ‘wasted generation’ may not bother voting, for good reason ___ I’m talking about the 15.6 million Americans born between 1995 and 1999 — the first generation of the post-World War II era to grow up in a land of diminished economic expectations, corrosive cynicism and institutional distrust. Think about it. Born during the petty, partisan end of the Clinton era, they were barely out of their diapers when the towers fell on 9/11 and elementary, middle school and high schoolers while their country fought, at the same time, the two longest wars in its history. They came into the...
  • Clinton Seeks Looser Marijuana Laws, Use Weed for Pain Relief

    11/08/2015 3:20:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 105 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 7, 2015 | Thomson/Reuters
    Hillary Clinton on Saturday called for looser federal regulations governing marijuana, to boost scientific research on a drug that many tout for relieving pain, among other medical benefits, according to media reports. Speaking at a campaign event in Orangeburg, South Carolina, the Democratic presidential candidate said changing U.S. rules would acknowledge the drug's potential for medical uses and give scientists access to the drug for further investigation. "Universities, (the) National Institutes of Health can start researching what is the best way to use it, how much of a dose does somebody need, how does it interact with other medications," Clinton...
  • Education Expert: Political Elites Only See Children As Cogs In A Machine

    11/08/2015 8:04:38 AM PST · by · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Joy Pullmann, a nationally-recognized education expert, claims that "normal people in fly-over country" feel exploited by cultural and political elites who have moved from not listening to the people, to exploiting them. What worries the education expert - who is now the managing editor of The Federalist - the most about a Hillary Clinton presidency is "the distaste factor" stemming from the former secretary of state raising her child with nannies. According to Pullmann, Hillary is "so out of touch" with so little to share with parents. Pullmann continues in the exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation by...
  • WATCH: Hillary Supporters Tell PJM Why She’s Their Pick

    11/06/2015 4:15:46 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-5-2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Attendees of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign rally in Alexandria said the ongoing FBI investigation into Clinton's use of private email has not changed their opinion of the former secretary of State. "Yes, I still support Hillary. I believe the inquiry has been just a way to lower her polls and so, yes, I definitely still support Hillary," a Democratic voter told PJ Media at the rally. "I still support her in spite of the investigation. I expect some mistakes were made and maybe some people somewhere could have been more truthful about some of the events, but there's...
  • Someone posted this little gem on a Sanders post on Facebook

    11/04/2015 12:19:44 PM PST · by wastedyears · 35 replies
    Facebook | 11/4/2015
    Anthony, what exactly do you think Democratic Socialism is? Nationalizing commercial production? Centralized public planning? It's the 21st Century. We are no more trying to apply the failed ideologies of the old Soviet republic to America today than we were trying to apply the ancient Athenian concept of Democracy when we created our democratic republic. Social Democracy is about reasonable, responsible reforms to round off the rough edges of capitalism. These reforms are fueled by the free market, and require a thriving market to exist. No one is trying to impose a burden upon the free market. The whole point...
  • Hillary Clinton accused of race smear against Bernie Sanders - gun violence a 'black problem'

    11/05/2015 2:53:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/04/15 | Nikki Schwab
    Hillary Clinton accused of race smear against Bernie Sanders by hinting he is calling gun violence a 'black problem' Hillary Clinton seems to have a new critique of Bernie Sanders' gun stance. While not naming her Democratic rival directly, Clinton said before the Charleston, South Carolina, branch of the NAACP Friday that talking about 'urban' gun violence, as Sanders did at the first debate, was simply code for 'black.' 'There are some who say that it is an urban problem,' Clinton stated. 'Sometimes what they mean by that is: It's a black problem. But it's not. It's not black. It's...
  • Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton's Emails Deserve Scrutiny

    11/04/2015 9:31:24 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Marina Fang
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who declared during last month's Democratic presidential debate that "the American people are sick and tired" of hearing about Hillary Clinton's private email account, on Wednesday defended a federal probe into the matter and said it should continue. “You get 12 seconds to say these things,” Sanders told The Wall Street Journal, referring to his comments at the debate. “There’s an investigation going on right now. I did not say, ‘End the investigation.’ That’s silly. ... Let the investigation proceed unimpeded.” In one of the most memorable moments of the debate, Sanders chided the media for...
  • Bernie Sanders introduces legislation to legalize recreational marijuana

    11/04/2015 10:07:10 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a Senate bill today that would legalize recreational marijuana use on a federal level, The Hill reports. This is the first Senate bill ever to propose completely legalizing recreational marijuana. The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act would remove marijuana from the Drug Enforcement Administration's list of "most dangerous drugs" and from the Controlled Substances Act, which regulates the manufacture, possession and use of certain drugs, according to The Huffington Post.
  • Recreational weed laws could be in for a change

    11/02/2015 11:48:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 2, 2015 | Washington Examiner Staff
    Sen. Bernie Sanders brought marijuana into the national conversation last week, calling for legalizing and regulating the drug. Under his plan, people in possession of the substance would be treated no differently than people smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. By removing marijuana from the list of dangerous drugs, Sanders' move would allow states to legalize the marijuana without Washington having a say. Beyond campaign speeches meant to appeal to young voters, a host of state ballot initiatives on marijuana will be greeting voters next November. In California, which became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, residents may...
  • Matalin: Cheney Will Be VP

    07/18/2004 6:44:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 76 replies · 2,237+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/19/04 | NewsMax
    A month ago, after Vice President Dick Cheney caused a stir when he told Sen. Pat Leahy to "f--- yourself," White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett advised the Cheney team to "just make a joke of it," a senior White House official tells Newsweek. But Cheney did not. Rather, the veep affirmed to Fox News that he had told off Leahy and "felt better afterwards." Mary Matalin, the former White House aide who acts as an informal media and political adviser for the Cheneys tells Newsweek that she doubts Cheney had ever heard the White House official's advice. "I know...
  • Bernie Sanders: Abortion is 'Choice' But Death Penalty is 'Murder'

    11/01/2015 8:15:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I took it for granted that a leftist like Bernie Sanders would be opposed to the death penalty. Still, I was truly shocked to see Sanders—not in some throwaway comment on the campaign trail but in prepared remarks on the Senate floor—flatly call the death penalty "murder." On his MSNBC show this morning, Al Sharpton played the Sanders clip to illustrate how Sanders is working to differentiate his policy positions from those of Hillary Clinton, who says she supports the death penalty in "rare" cases. Question: how can we begin to explain the moral compass of liberals like Sanders who...
  • Top Senators Question IRS Use Of Secret Cellphone Tracking Technology

    10/30/2015 6:34:57 AM PDT · by unixfox · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/29/2015 | Todd Beamon
    Two top senators Thursday demanded that the Obama administration explain why the Internal Revenue Service is using technology to secretly track cellphones that is normally the domain of law-enforcement agencies. The move by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont followed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen's admission to the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that the agency uses the technology.
  • Black Lives Matter demands that Democrats hold debate entirely for RACIAL ISSUES

    10/25/2015 4:39:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | October 21, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    The Black Lives Matter crowd apparently doesnt feel like Democrats are pandering to them quite often enough. The official website for the #BlackLivesMatter movement posted an online petition on Tuesday, demanding that Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz organize a debate focused entirely on racial issues. **SNIP** It is not enough to poll the Presidential candidates on whether or not they think Black lives matter or All lives matter we deserve substantive responses including and in addition to criminal justice reform, what will the presidential candidates do to ensure that Black lives matter? We deserve substance and...
  • Ed Klein: The Day the White House Caught Hillary Red-Handed

    10/26/2015 8:06:38 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 40 replies
    newsmax ^ | Monday, 26 Oct 2015 03:42 PM | Ed Klein
    Retire Comfortably on $2,000 — It’s Possible! Read More Here. Hillary Clinton walked out of a meeting with President Barack Obama when he confronted her about using a private email server, according to bestselling political writer, Ed Klein, author of "Unlikeable: The Problem With Hillary."
  • Girl Gone Wild: Hillarys $350 Billion Free College Plan

    10/26/2015 5:17:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 26, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    Hillary Clinton didn’t become Washington, D.C.’s #1 Girl Gone Wild by winning wet T-shirt contests but by offering the most seductive plan on college affordability. Here’s how we can beat her at her own wild game… Hillary knows Obama won the youth vote in two consecutive presidential elections by promising to erase the burden of college loans. She also knows the average college student graduates with $33,000 in debt. Finally, she knows independents and Republicans are offering young voters little by way of a counter offer. Today I’ll lay out a three-step proposal we can use to counter Hillary’s offer...
  • Poll: NRA more popular than Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

    10/26/2015 5:00:27 AM PDT · by The_Victor · 8 replies
    FoxNews/Gallup ^ | October 22, 2015 | Unattributed
    A new poll shows The National Rifle Association is more popular than the Democratic party's two most prominent members, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.According to the Gallup Poll, 58 percent of Americans surveyed said they have a favorable view of the gun rights group, while 35 percent said they have an unfavorable view.In a year plagued with mass shootings, including a recent tragedy at a community college in Oregon, there has been a national debate as to whether the NRA, with its ardent support for gun rights, is somehow complicit in these shootings, Gallup points out.Gallup's survey shows that, even...
  • The Concealed-Carry Fantasy (NYT fantasy)

    10/26/2015 9:36:18 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    The more that sensational gun violence afflicts the nation, the more that the myth of the vigilant citizen packing a legally permitted concealed weapon, fully prepared to stop the next mass shooter in his tracks, is promoted. This foolhardy notion of quick-draw resistance, however, is dramatically contradicted by a research project showing that, since 2007, at least 763 people have been killed in 579 shootings that did not involve self-defense. Tellingly, the vast majority of these concealed-carry, licensed shooters killed themselves or others rather than taking down a perpetrator. ---------------------------------------------------------------------snip-------------------------------------- The tally by the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety...
  • Hillary Clinton Takes Jab at Bernie Sanderss Shouting Remark

    10/26/2015 5:13:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/26/2015 | Thomas Kaplan
    Hillary Rodham Clinton has seized on remarks Senator Bernie Sanders made in the first Democratic debate that all the shouting in the world would not keep guns out of the wrong hands, suggesting that Mr. Sanders used those words because of Mrs. Clintons gender. I havent been shouting, but sometimes when a woman speaks out, some people think its shouting, she said at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday.

    01/28/2004 1:29:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 27 replies · 163+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/28/04
    <p>January 28, 2004 -- Al Franken is a big fat blabbermouth, and now he thinks he's Hulk Hogan. OK, maybe not that fat.</p> <p>But a blabbermouth for sure - and now he's unleashed a new weapon: the body slam.</p> <p>At a Howard Dean campaign stop in New Hampshire Monday, Franken lost control of himself when lunatic-fringe acolytes of Lyndon LaRouche began heckling the former Vermont governor.</p>

    01/27/2004 9:03:29 AM PST · by batmast · 103 replies · 180+ views
    The New York Post ^ | January 27, 2004 | VINCENT MORRIS
  • 'Wild Man' Franken Assaults Dean Critic

    01/27/2004 7:12:41 AM PST · by kattracks · 143 replies · 738+ views ^ | 1/27/04 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    The Democratic Party's official talk radio host got violent yesterday, in an altercation he described as an effort to protect free speech. Attending a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire, unfunny funnyman Al Franken physically assaulted a heckler in the crowd, wrestling him to the ground in a bid to silence him. "I got down low and took his legs out," Franken boasted to the New York Post afterwards. The altercation was witnessed by NBC Washington Bureau chief Tim Russert, who called Franken's antics "unbelievable." "One of the Lyndon LaRouche guys got up and started screaming and yelling," Russert...

    01/27/2004 2:06:35 AM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 248 replies · 410+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/03 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean. The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.</p> <p>Franken - who seemed in a state of shock and out of breath after the incident - was helped back to his feet by several people who watched the tussle. Police arrived soon after.</p>
  • Benghazi BS and the Democrats' dead horse

    10/25/2015 11:51:49 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 25, 2015 | Fred Bindewald
    Paraphrasing Ben Shapiro, Hillary's most obvious lies during her testimony on Thursday, Oct. 22 included: 1) still claiming that the Benghazi attack had something to do with the YouTube video; 2) stating that she had not used Sidney Blumenthal as an advisor for official business (against Obama's wishes) and that his emails were unsolicited; 3) insisting (again) that she had been fully transparent about her emails; and 4) suggesting that Chris Stevens, the dead ambassador, was responsible for his own death, while pretending to care about him and the others. These despicable, bald-faced lies lend a lot a credence to...
  • WP: A high school teacher helps clarify socialism for Donald Trump (and you!)

    10/25/2015 5:11:57 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24 at 8:30 AM | Philip Bump
    The day after the first Democratic presidential debate, Donald Trump called Bernie Sanders a maniac. "This socialist-slash-communist," Trump said to raucous cheers. "I call him a socialist-slash-communist, because that's what he is." Well, no. The terms "socialist" and "communist" are often confused, thanks in large part to the Cold War. Layer on top of that the nuance of the term "democratic socialist," which is how Sanders describes himself, and it's easy to see why people might generally be confused... To offer America a bit of a primer, I reached out to Dr. Lawrence Quill, chairman and professor of political science...
  • In Ego, Obama and Trump Are Two Of A Kind

    10/24/2015 10:06:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 288 replies ^ | October 24, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    ARE YOU crazy about Barack Obama? Do you fervently hope the next president of the United States will be as similar to the current president as possible? Then Donald Trump may be the candidate for you. Of all the candidates running for president, the one who most resembles the incumbent is not Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or Martin O'Malley. To be sure, the Democrats' policy views largely overlap with Obama's. But when it comes to attitude and self-image, it's Obama and Trump who are birds of a feather. Everyone knows about Donald Trump's bottomless narcissism; this is a man...
  • Bernie Sanders Hails Castroite Education, Healthcare

    10/24/2015 1:07:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 24, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Whoops! Sorry for the classic “Dog Bites Man” headline. Let’s try this headline instead: “Best we can tell, Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb has never hailed anything Castroite.”There. That’s better: a proper “Man Bites Dog” headline. After all, a prominent Democrat hailing Stalinist Cuba is hardly worth a headline by now. But please indulge me here. You see, back in 1985 after a visit to Nicaragua where (then) Burlington mayor Bernie Sanders came away highly impressed with Daniel Ortega (the Castro-Muppet then busily Sovietizing Nicaragua) Sanders also felt obligated to compliment the Soviet-Muppet jerking the Nicaraguan Muppet’s strings.“In 1959 everybody...
  • Sanders Says Despotism May Be Fair Trade-off for Free Health Care [semi-satire]

    10/24/2015 8:33:03 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    The discovery of a 1985 video in which Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) praised the progressive policies of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro failed to dent the candidate for the Democratic presidential nominations enthusiasm for socialism. The right wing in this country likes to emphasize the bad side of the Castro regimethe suppression of dissent, the imprisonment and execution of counterrevolutionariesbut they totally ignore the benefits it provided for the common people. Chief among these benefits, according to Sanders, is universal free health care. Unlike the complex and discriminatory system we have here in the United States, the Cuban system gives the...
  • Behar: "I'm Starting To Warm Up To Trump," "He Agrees With Bernie"

    10/21/2015 1:31:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies ^ | October 21, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on ABCs The View, co-host Joy Behar said there is so much agreement between Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on issues like taxing the rich, single payer health care and the Iraq war that she is starting to warm up to Trump.