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The DNC chair talks too much

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 16:22
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers Posted By: garnet- Sat, 20 03 2014 04:03:10 GMT The Democrats have a problem: Their party chair talks too much. It is the ultimate sin for an operative to become the story. The Democratic National Committee is supposed to be a unifying entity. Instead, the actions and attitude of Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s have made the Florida Democrat into a lightning rod and somewhat of a liability for the Democrats. By many accounts, Wasserman Schultz is overly concerned with being in the spotlight and promoting herself — at the expense of her effectiveness. This was highlighted this week by Politico in its story “Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz.”

Environmental Researcher: Wind Industry Riddled with ´Absolute Corruption´

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 15:47
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole Posted By: Attercliffe- Sat, 20 57 2014 03:57:08 GMT A Mexican ecologist has blown the whistle on the corruption, lies and incompetence of the wind industry ' and on the massive environmental damage it causes in the name of saving the planet. Patricia Mora, a research professor in coastal ecology and fisheries science at the National Institute of Technology in Mexico, has been studying the impact of wind turbines in the Tehuantepec Isthmus in southern Mexico, an environmentally sensitive region which has the highest concentration of wind farms in Latin America. The turbines, she says in an interview with Truthout, have had a disastrous effect on local flora and

In Hope Solo Case, Soccer Turns a Blind Eye Toward Domestic Violence

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 15:28
The New York Times, by Juliet Macur Posted By: happywarrior- Sat, 20 17 2014 03:17:25 GMT There were smiles all around Thursday night when Hope Solo extended her shutout record to 73 in the United States national women’s soccer team’s 4'0 victory over Mexico in Rochester. Fans cheered, and the players, as they often do, posed for photos and signed autographs with the young girls who revere them. Ah, to be a strong and successful role model, especially for the next generation, and to have the honor to represent your country. But look past the patina of glee and here’s what you will see: a team and a league — not named the N.F.L. this time

After Declaring War on Tea Party, Karl Rove Frets GOP Estab Candidates Not Getting Enough Donations

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 15:28
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee Posted By: SpeedMaster- Sat, 20 02 2014 03:02:02 GMT After declaring war on the Tea Party and often showing nothing but contempt for grassroots conservatives that powered Republicans to record gains in the 2010 midterm elections, Karl Rove whined that the GOP may not take back the Senate this year because of the lack of enthusiasm for his establishment'approved candidates. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Rove notes that even though Obama´s "job approval numbers are lousy, no Democrat in a competitive Senate race polls regularly above 50%, GOP enthusiasm is high, and independents are trending Republican... each passing day provides evidence as to why a GOP Senate majority is

Military gets ´sensitive´ under Obama

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 15:09
The Hill (Washington DC), by Tim Devaney Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 20 56 2014 02:56:26 GMT The military is growing more “sensitive” under the Obama administration, Pentagon observers say, by relaxing long'standing restrictions on soldiers’ religious and personal liberties. The efforts by the Defense Department to adapt to cultural change go beyond the moves to end the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and allow women in combat. In recent weeks, the Pentagon has backed off controversial hairstyle regulations that critics said discriminated against black women and made the phrase “so help me god” optional in the oath for airmen. Earlier this year, the military loosened its rules for soldiers who want to wear turbans or

GOP´s Cory Gardner: 6 years Obama stalls the Keystone pipeline for nothing

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:49
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Sat, 20 37 2014 02:37:19 GMT Senate Candidate Cory Gardner gives the Republican Party´s Weekly Remarks Hello — I’m Cory Gardner — Representative for Colorado’s 4th Congressional district. Growing up in a small town on Colorado’s eastern plains, I learned that communities work best when people of different backgrounds, who may sometimes disagree, pull together and look out for each other. That’s what my parents and grandparents were about, and that’s what I strive to do for Coloradans. [Snip] I know many of you would agree with me that Congress and the President could learn a thing or two from places like my home town.

Michelle Kvetches to Children with Cancer

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:31
American Thinker, by Jeannie DeAngelis Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 20 34 2014 02:34:58 GMT First Lady Michelle Obama figured now was as good a time as any to visit some sick children. Not the ones on breathing tubes suffering from Enterovirus 68, mind you, but non'contagious patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. After admitting that she dislikes “selfies” but agreeing to be part of an “ussie,” and after discussing flying her dogs around on Air Force One, the first lady became painfully honest. So much so that she even complained to youngsters battling childhood cancers about the misery of living in the White House and being married to a guy

A look at 4 Americans who became jihadis and what motivated them to fight

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:31
Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 20 31 2014 02:31:04 GMT WASHINGTON – A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight: Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who liked to cuddle cats, blew himself up in May in Syria. He was the first American suicide bomber in that civil war. Abusalha, 22, was a community college student who grew up playing basketball in Vero Beach, Florida. But Abusalha, the son of a Palestinian father and Italian'American mother, became increasingly consumed with religious fervor. He said he was influenced by a close, radical friend, according to a video he made before he killed himself and 16 others while fighting

Susan Rice bolts from podium, unable to answer reporters´ questions at White House press briefing

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:31
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson Posted By: magnante- Sat, 20 17 2014 02:17:30 GMT The National Security Advisor of the United States did something astonishing yesterday. In the middle of a reporter’s questioning, she bolted from the podium of the White House pressroom, saying, “Nice to see you,” fleeing a situation she evidently was unable to cope with. The question that caused Ms. Rice to flee was a fairly simple one: whether or not the president has authorized the bombing of targets in Syria. Rice responded multiple times that the timing of strikes would not be released, but that was not the question at hand, and reporters pressed her on whether her boss had authorized

Obama: Sees no ISIS plots on the homeland

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:13
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Sat, 20 12 2014 02:12:56 GMT President Obama´s weekly remarks Over the past week, the United States has continued to lead our friends and allies in the strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. As I’ve said before, our intelligence community has not yet detected specific plots from these terrorists against America. Right now, they pose a threat to the people of Iraq, Syria, and the broader Middle East. But its leaders have threatened America and our allies. And if left unchecked, they could pose a growing threat to the United States.

Multiculturalism Is a Failure

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:55
Town Hall, by Walter Williams Posted By: MDMuskrat- Sat, 20 10 2014 02:10:51 GMT German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has "utterly failed." Both Australia´s ex'prime minister John Howard and Spain´s ex'prime minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same conclusion about multiculturalism in their countries. British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that multiculturalism is fostering extremist ideology and directly contributing to homegrown Islamic terrorism. UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said the United Kingdom´s push for multiculturalism has not united Britons but pushed them apart. It has allowed for Islam to emerge despite Britain´s Judeo'Christian culture. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the roots of violent Islamism are not

White House Boys Club Bullies Innocent Woman

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:20
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff Posted By: Flyright- Sat, 20 09 2014 02:09:42 GMT President Barack Obama decided long ago that he was no fan of female congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), and now the male dominated White House is doing all it can to crush her political career.The White House let loose on Wasserman Schultz in a lengthy Politico article that labeled her a “liability” for the Democratic Party who cares more about her “own political ambitions than helping Democrats win.” Those political ambitions have been dashed after the White House leaked details of its battle with the DNC chairwoman. The White House has long been known as a hostile place for women,

Seven Minutes in September

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:03
American Thinker, by Colin Flaherty Posted By: magnante- Sat, 20 08 2014 02:08:08 GMT It just does not stop: On thursday afternoon, I received seven emails in seven minutes, detailing dozens of cases of recent black mob violence all around the country. Many on video. Let’s take a tour of seven minutes in September, starting in Cincinnati. A bus full of black students beat two sisters, on video, on the way home from school. A few days before that, another bus full of black people beat, then robbed a white man after a Labor Day party. Then they stole a bike. All the time laughing. All of it on high'definition video. And every story, every YouTube

Some Deep Intellectual Dishonesty Amid The Nonsense About Syrian “Moderates” And Funding Them….

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:45
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Posted By: SoCalGal- Sat, 20 01 2014 02:01:27 GMT It should be remembered that John McCain hired a known paid advocate for Syria, Elizabeth O’Bagy, as part of his staff after she was fired by The Institute For The Study of War for lying about her professional credentials. A year ago we wrote: … So knowing she’s a liar, knowing that she’s in bed with the “rebels”, that she put out conflicting accounts, that she whitewashed the “rebels” into a more “moderate” force, this woman is worthy, according to John McCain, of being hired to his staff. This is so unbelievable, it makes one think that there is some

President Obama’s Sunni'World Views and Policies Supported By A Willfully Blind DC Professional Class…

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:45
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Posted By: earlybird- Sat, 20 47 2014 01:47:16 GMT Washington DC thinks we are stupid, they really do. The professional political class has yet to grasp the understanding that “WWW” as a prefix in the internet stands for “World Wide Web”. We are quite capable of connecting, collecting and digesting information directly from the heart of the issues being debated. Despite all the DC pontifications, obfuscations, and professional talking points to the contrary, we know in Syria there are two options, support Bashir Assad or support radical Islamists, that’s it. There is no mysterious “moderate” third option; the “rebels” are radical islamists. President Obama and Republican Senator John McCain

Nusra Front ´kills´ captive Lebanese soldier

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:37
Al Jazeera [Doha, Qatar] & Agencies, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sat, 20 07 2014 01:07:54 GMT The Nusra Front, al-Qaeda´s affiliate in Syria, has killed one of the Lebanese soldiers it had been holding in captivity, according to Lebanese security sources and a Twitter statement. The killing of the soldier, if confirmed, will be the first to have been carried out by the Nusra Front, which along with ISIL is holding over a dozen more Lebanese soldiers captive. The Twitter statement on an account affiliated with Nusra Front said on Friday that the soldier had become "the first victim of the intransigence of the Lebanese army which has become a plaything in the hands of the Iranian party", referring to Hezbollah.

Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:20
Associated Press, by Josh Lederman Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sat, 20 41 2014 12:41:42 GMT Washington - The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the presidential residence, where agents nabbed him. The security breach triggered a rare evacuation of much of the White House, with Secret Service officers drawing their guns as they rushed staffers and journalists out a side door.

The Necessity (And Limits) Of Tradition

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:20
Ricochet, by Tom Meyer Posted By: Flyright- Sat, 20 28 2014 12:28:39 GMT Last week, member Mike Rapkoch offered the following in an excellent post on Judge Richard Posner’s derisive comments regarding tradition: Mike Rapkoch: Tradition is not… just a bunch of old stuff. Tradition is the foundation of rational conduct, and the means through which mankind passes on the social capital which has accumulated through the experience of thousands of generations that have already confronted the vicissitudes of life… Further: In the face of the superstitions of the eager innovator, tradition should be seen for what it provides: knowledge. The world, and every nation that ever sat upon it, generates

Texas court throws out anti-´up the skirt´ photography law

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:04
Independent [UK], by Rose Troup Buchanan Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sat, 20 04 2014 12:04:52 GMT A Texas court has thrown out a law prohibiting ‘up the skirt’ photography, on the grounds the previous ruling violated Texas’ citizens’ constitutional right to freedom of expression. The Texas Court of Appeals ruled 8-1 to strike down part of a law which bans taking images of another person in public without their consent and with the intention to “arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person”, criticising the “paternalistic” intrusion into peoples’ private right to be aroused. Debjani Roy, deputy director of Hollaback!, a New York-based anti-street harassment group, speaking to the Guardian, claimed the decision was “a huge violation and

Blackwater Founder: We Could Stop ISIS

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:04
Daily Beast, by Asawin Suebsaeng Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sat, 20 48 2014 11:48:41 GMT Erik Prince has a message for ISIS: You’re lucky Blackwater is gone. On Friday night, the controversial founder of the private military company had plenty to say about what the organization he once ran could be doing in the fight against the so'called Islamic State—and also why Republicans need to stop being such losers. “It’s a shame the [Obama] administration crushed my old business, because as a private organization, we could’ve solved the boots'on'the'ground issue, we could have had contracts from people that want to go there as contractors; you don’t have the argument of U.S. active duty going back