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Flight 93 Update

March 31, 2009 | Filed Under Flight 93, Islam, Islamofascism, Society/Culture | Comments Off

Press refuses again to check and report the facts, this time in BART shooting

The crescent memorial to Flight 93 would have been stopped long ago if the media was willing to check and report simple facts like the Mecca-orientation of the giant crescent. The same thing happens whenever the facts of a case are not congenial to our left-wing elites.

Another extreme example is now taking place in Oakland California, where inflammatory reports of police criminality in the New Year’s Day shooting of Oscar Grant are held up by the Oakland street mob as justication for last week’s murder of four police officers. Even after this massacre of Oakland police, the press still refuses to publish dramatic exculpatory evidence in the Oscar Grant case.

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Was he born here? Barack Obama vs the Law trailer

March 31, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Constitution, Media Bias, President, Society/Culture, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, why won’t he show the birth certificate, anyway?

I am not personally convinced the birth certificate is an issue, but I have to say, I have no leg to stand on but my “feeling” that it isn’t relevant because we’ve not seen actual birth certificate to butress my “feeling.” So, what do I tell people that insist this is an important issue?

I have nothing logical to tell them to disabuse them of their notion because I can’t prove them wrong.

So, why won’t Obama just publish the real birth certificate?


Did the U.S. Turn Socialist Just Because Obama Won?

March 31, 2009 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, GOP, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Republicans, Socialism, Society/Culture, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

TNR’s Chait gets it wrong thinking Americans are all nouveau left-wingers just because Barack Obama won the White House

Jonathan Chait is all upset at the Democratic Party. Hs is damning their eyes for not blindly accepting every extremist, left-wing idea that President Obama would like to implement. Chait is wailing that Congressional Democrats are standing athwart Obama’s radical agenda just when he assumes we are at a “once-in-a-generation chance for the Democratic Party to reshape” the country.

Chait is right, of course, that Congressional Democrats are not bending over blindly for Obama’s agenda and many elected officials are jealously guarding their privilege is true enough. He is also right that Obama has faced some obstacles within his own party — and it is probably coming as a surprise to the president, too. But he is wrong to assume they are doing it for spite, mere power or necessarily for personal aggrandizement. In fact, Chait has a major misunderstanding of the very country that Democrats represent. You see, Chait thinks that just because Obama won a 7 percent majority of the vote the whole country is ready to become a radicalized, socialist, anti-religious, and virulently anti-capitalist nation. Chait makes the major mistake in thinking “the people” of the United States of America are just like him.

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Were Shooters Unidentified in Press Because They Were Muslim?

March 31, 2009 | Filed Under Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Islam, Islamofascism, Liberals, Media Bias, Religion, Security/Safety, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Here is something that you NewsBusters fans can help me with because I am having difficulty deciding what is going on with this one. We have a shooting incident in Minnesota perpetrated by three Muslim Somali immigrants but for some reason almost every single media report about the incident omits the names of the shooters, names of obvious North Africa or ethnic origin. So, the question is, did the Old Media in Minnesota purposefully leave the names unreported so that they could cover up the fact that the criminals were Somali immigrants? And, if so, why would they do this?

We start with the Minneapolis Star Tribune that reports that “three suspects were in jail Sunday following a shooting in Lakeville that injured four other people.” Apparently one of those arrested took umbrage at being told to leave a party and began shooting up the place as he and his friends left. But, all we get from the StarTrib is “three suspects.” No names or descriptions.

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Atlanta Homeless Effort Fails. Solution: Throw More Money at it!

March 31, 2009 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Health, Homeless, Liberals, Society/Culture, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Atlanta thought it had a great idea. Instead of its citizens being accosted by bums and panhandlers in the street, the idea was to set up parking meter-like machines for people’s donations instead of handing the money straight to the bums. Then, the money collected from Atlanta’s well-meaning citizens would be used to enlarge government programs for the homeless.

After six months the donation meters have only netted $500, a sum that won’t go too far especially in the over priced world of government programs. In fact, the machines themselves cost far more than that. So, the meters are pretty much a bust. In that case one might think that the Atlanta city council would quietly shelve the idea as one born of that good ol’ college try, but a failed one nonetheless.

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The Train Wreck

March 31, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Congress, Constitution, Dan Scott, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Liberals, President, Socialism, Society/Culture, Taxes | Comments Off

-By Dan Scott

A number of people recently have been commenting on how the economy seems to be showing signs of recovery, all without a single penny of the so called stimulus bill having been spent. The stock market has been moving up of late giving investors a sense of hope that the bottom has been reached signaling an end to their financial losses. Hope is good but false hope is dangerous as it causes people to lower their defenses against the oncoming train wreck. Counting on an economic recovery is occurring due to a bear market rally, is false hope. The psychology of the bear rally is based on false hope.

Have you noticed the price of gas lately? Its been creeping back up and now is up to $2/gallon. It’s not due to domestic demand but the world price of oil. Because of the misconduct of the RULING POR (Pelosi, Obama, Reid) Party causing over a trillion dollars to be printed, the dollar is devaluing and the price of oil is going up as a result. If the price of oil continues to rise we will soon reach the tipping point where the economy will stall again. That tipping point is somewhere around $2.50/gallon based on what happened in January 2007 when unemployment started it’s steady climb. The economy then took a nosedive as the price of gasoline hit $4/gallon. Of course President Obama continues to talk in non-sequiturs claiming in order for the economy to recover he must impose a carbon tax to create “green jobs”. He plainly admitted such a tax scheme would cause the price of energy (electricity) to “skyrocket”, his term not mine. While he was specifically speaking of coal in regards to electricity, such a tax would also hit petroleum products like gasoline almost as hard.
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How do we Work With ‘Palestinians’ That Punish Little Girls for Playing Music?

March 30, 2009 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Islam, Islamofascism, Israel, Liberals, Media Bias, Military, Palestinians, Religion, Security/Safety, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

We are sonorously told to respect the “Palestinians,” that their “government” is one we must work with to solve the ages old conflicts of the Middle East. We are also told by those advocating realpolitik between the west and the Muslim world that their system based on Islam is just as good as anyone else’s, just as we are so often assured that all governments deserve equal consideration merely because they exist.

But, when things like what happened to the members of a girl’s youth orchestra based in the Palestinian camp of Jenin occur, well it’s awfully hard to feel that the Palestinian government is “just like us.” In fact, it’s pretty hard to think that it is anything but inhuman.

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‘Peace’ Activists Not Sure How to Protest Obama

March 30, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, Media Bias, Military, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Peace activists are liars. That is the lesson we learn from the Vallejo Times-Herald in the Napa area of California thanks to the hypocritical actions of “peace” activist Patricia Kneisler.

You see, Kneisler has decided to abandon her annual “peace” vigil in Benicia, California. Why would she do that? After all, we are still in Iraq. Not only that but we are about to ramp up actions in Afghanistan if the president can be believed. Why dump the “peace” vigil now since “peace” still hasn’t been achieved?

Let’s let our hippie friend tell us why:

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Hillary’s Mexico Visit Blunders Ignored by Old Media

March 30, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, Media Bias, News, President, Security/Safety, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Thus far, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made two diplomatic blunders during her visit to Mexico that the U.S. Old Media are shockingly uninterested in highlighting. One was a policy blunder and the other a cultural/religious one.

Clinton’s first mistake was in imagining she is still a Senator that can make pronouncements on pending laws and policy plans instead of a mere envoy of the president, a mouth piece that hasn’t the same freedom to invent policy prescriptions and laws that a Senator does. Last week, Clinton told Mexican officials that “we” — as in the U.S. government — are considering re-upping the so-called assault rifle ban because Mexico’s drug violence is “our” fault.

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The United States of America Is Not a Democracy

March 30, 2009 | Filed Under Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Founders, Frank Salvato, History, Liberals, Patriotism, Security/Safety, Society/Culture | Comments Off

-By Frank Salvato

“Pure democracy is the most vile form of government…such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention: have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property: and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”
– James Madison, Father of the US Constitution

The word Democracy does not appear in the Declaration of Independence or the United States Constitution…and for good reason. The United States is not a Democracy. It is a Constitutional Republic and it is essential that the American people understand this reality. If we continue to allow the untruth that the United States of America is a Democracy to flourish we invite the demise of our government and our nation; we invite the cessation of the American Experiment and doom future generations to a fate unknown.
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Secret List of Muslims Compiled for Obama Administration Jobs

March 29, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Islam, Islamofascism, Liberals, Media Bias, News, President, Security/Safety, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

A secret list of Muslims has been prepared for Obama from which he’ll chose applicants for government jobs? Seems so…

CHICAGO — In a bid to get more Muslim Americans working in the Obama administration, a book with resumes of 45 of the nation’s most qualified — Ivy League grads, Fortune 500 executives and public servants, all carefully vetted — has been submitted to the White House.

The effort, driven by community leaders and others, including U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was bumped up two weeks because White House officials heard about the venture, said J. Saleh Williams, program coordinator for the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, who sifted through more than 300 names.

“It was mostly under the radar,” Williams said. “We thought it would put (the president) in a precarious position. We didn’t know how closely he wanted to appear to be working with the Muslim American community.”

(As Reported by the Denver Post.)

So, um, where is the vaunted “transparency” that The One kept wailing about during the campaign? Why does it take a newspaper to reveal this secret list?

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Florida Gov’t Cancels Tea Party Fearing ‘Too Many Attendees’

March 29, 2009 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Communism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Founders, History, Liberals, Media Bias, Patriotism, Rights, Security/Safety, Socialism, Society/Culture, State Government, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 4 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Remember this report from our nation’s history?

CNN (Continental News Network) Boston, 1773: The city of Boston canceled a proposed protest over tea taxes today, citing the fear that too many people dressed as Indians would be gathered near the wharves. Organizers expressed sadness over the cancellation, but meekly returned to their homes fearful of upsetting the officers of the Crown. Taxmen breathed a sigh of relief as the tar and feathers were put away not to be used this day.

You don’t remember that pre-revolutionary history? I should say you shouldn’t, because it didn’t happen. But flash forward a few hundred years and you’ll find it is happening today in Cape Coral, Florida where city officials canceled a tax day tea party gathering because they “feel too many people could show-up.”

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Consequences: Wisconsin Loses Jobs/Development Over Card Check

March 29, 2009 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Jobs, Liberals, Media Bias, Socialism, Society/Culture, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Wisconsin’s Eau Claire County lost 800 full-time jobs and a $50 million investment that was to be rolled out over the next five years because of the Democrat’s Card Check bill. And it wasn’t just a single county in Wisconsin that lost this multi-million dollar development. It was the whole U.S.A. that lost this project.

Thank you Barack Obama. Some help with economic “stimulus” and jobs you are.

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Hillary Clinton: Sorry Mexico, Your Violence is All Our Fault

March 29, 2009 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Barack Obama, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Guns, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Security/Safety, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | 4 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Mexican government officials are in the pocket of Mexican drug lords. Members of the Mexican military lend their support to Mexican drug lords. Mexican police double deal by being footsoldiers for Mexican drug lords at the same time they work for the various states. It’s all a great, corrupt mess down there.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s message to Mexico? It’s America’s fault.

And as the violence in Mexico begins to leak across the border into our southwestern states, what is Barack Obama’s idea to help? He wants to disarm our own people by raising the specter of “assault rifles,” a term that has no real meaning, and by re-instituting the “assault weapons” ban in the U.S.

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It’s Time for a Greed Czar

March 29, 2009 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Communism, Congress, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Jobs, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Selwyn Duke, Socialism, Society/Culture, Taxes | Comments Off

-By Selwyn Duke

With the recent passage of the “TARP bonus” bill, it’s obvious that our politicians are finally serious about tackling the problem of greed. It’s about time, too. We’ve long had “hate crime” laws, so one had to wonder when the next deadly sin would make it on the legislative agenda.

This bill targets people at certain companies – most visibly the much-maligned AIG – taxing any bonus pay pushing one’s income over the $250,000 threshold to the tune of 90 percent. Yet the popular conception of the legislation sells our enlightened overlords short, as their vision entails far more than bringing a handful of rapacious Gordon Geckos to heel. Henry Blodget explains writing at Yahoo! Finance:
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Um, Did Sen. Grassley Throw a Dig Over Sen. Conrad’s Wife?

March 28, 2009 | Filed Under Congress, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Liberals, Republicans, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Senator Chuck Grassley (R, IA) was making a point during the Senate Budget Committee as they discussed the markup for the 2010 budget. He was trying to get Senator Kent Conrad (D, ND) to remember when he, Grassley, was in the driver’s seat and had back burnered an issue so that Conrad might get a favored resolution adopted two years ago. Grassley was hoping that now that Conrad’s party was in the lead, Conrad might remember a past courtesy and return the favor to Grassley whose party is now in the minority.

After the gentle reminder Conrad realized he was being nudged into acting with civility — something Democrats hate to do — and was being maneuvered into giving the Republicans a small bit of courtesy. Upon realizing he’d been had, Conrad said “Oh, you are good.” to which Grassley gave the classic that’s-what-she-said, man-dig at Conrad’s wife when he replied with a “Your wife said the same thing.”

Ouch.

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What Constitution? Publius Forum Podcast

March 28, 2009 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Constitution, History, Liberals, Patriotism, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

And here is the newest Publius Forum Podcast, a live reading of mine titled “Constitution Schmonstitution” where I suggest that our nation has lost it’s understanding of its own Constitution.

Feel free to visit the Publius Forum TalkShoe page to see my past podcasts. New podcasts appear approximately monthly, or whenever the mood strikes me to do one.


The Constitution Be Damned

March 28, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Founders, Liberals, Society/Culture, Thomas Brewton | Comments Off

-By Thomas E. Brewton

Tocqueville forewarned us about the tyranny of majorities that by nature impose ill-considered policies trampling upon individual liberties, liberties which the Bill of Rights was enacted to protect.

The Constitution created a government that people expected to defend them against foreign aggression and to protect the natural law rights of individuals to life, political liberty, and free exercise of private property rights. Today, instead of protecting individual rights against mob will, we have a Federal government that follows the mob and presumes the power to force people to conform to the schemes of academic state-planners.
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For The Sake Of Eternity Christians Need To Better Understand The Future

March 28, 2009 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Education, Family, GOP, Media Bias, Religion, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Frederick Meekins

The church was instituted by God in part to stand as a defensive bulwark to protect against erroneous doctrine and spiritually damaging heresies from contaminating the minds of believers and thus to an extent soften the blow of a continually degrading culture. However, often those in positions of religious leadership are so hopelessly detached that when confronted with warnings as to the spiritual dangers threatening both the individual and society they offer little in the way of a viable response grounded in a Christian worldview and instead prattle on about matters few actually care about at best or at worst condition the average congregant to eventually acquiesce to the expanding technocollectivist agenda. This trend is evidenced in the inordinate emphasis upon COMMUNITY rather than Scripture as the authoritative source of values in an increasing number of ecclesiastical circles.

In my column “Just Because You Don’t Understand Doesn’t Mean Its Not Real: Most Epistemologically Unprepared For Bioenhancement Nightmares”, I went into lengthy detail how the Transhumanist movement presented not only a threat to traditional conceptions of liberty as it simultaneously veered off into either total anarchy or nearly absolute control but also threatened what it means to be a human being itself. As an important message I felt the broader church might be in need of hearing, I decided to post it at a website where pastors, ministers, and Christian researchers of various types could publicize their homiletic endeavors to share with their peers and other interested believers.
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We NEED a Newspaper Bailout to SAVE This Professionalism

March 28, 2009 | Filed Under Business, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, Media Bias, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Put Subhead HERE

The L.A. Times has always considered itself the cream of the newspaper crop in the Western U.S., the height of the industry. It is supposed to represent the best in newspaper professionalism. Papers like the L.A. Times are also held up as an example of what we don’t want to lose when supporters talk of instituting newspaper industry bailouts in the halls of Congress. Well, our friends at lies.com aren’t fooled!

With all the grave warnings of that excellence of newspapers that might be lost echoing in your ears, I offer an amusing example of that “excellence” for you today. Take a closer look at the accompanying photos of one of the pages in Friday’s print edition of the L.A. Times. Notice that the L.A. Times rushed to press before they even tipped in the subheads and photo captions and left the dummy type in its place.

Hail the professionalism of the L.A. Times.

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Dear Barack, Don’t Get Mad, Was Just Doing my Job — Love Ed Henry, CNN

March 27, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

There is a somewhat amusing article on CNN.com right now. It’s not amusing for it’s witticism but for the fact that Ed Henry and CNN think they need to explain away the “tough exchange” that Henry and Obama engaged in during Tuesday’s press conference. Also amusing is the fact that Henry seems to be apologizing to The One for simply doing his job. Finally, it’s amusing for the fact that CNN and Henry think they are the news along with the president. It’s narcissistic and revealing all at once. On top of all that it is amusing for whom CNN obviously felt the need to explain themselves to because for the last day the left has been outraged over Henry’s gall at asking the president a simple question.

If you’ll recall, on Tuesday (March 24) CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry asked Obama why he waited days to react to the outrage over the AIG bonuses that Treasury Sec. Geithner wrote into the bailout plan. Avoiding the question, Obama replied with a surly “Because I like to know what I’m talking about before I speak.” This exchange had the extremists at DailyKos and the profane folks at Wonkette as well as the rest of the left-O-sphere worked up into a frothy lather over Henry’s low down, hornswoggling ways. How DARE he ask the Obammessiah a pointed question! Why it’s sacrilege, surely!

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Transparency, Czars, and Experts Are Obama’s Smoke and Mirrors

March 27, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Business, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Socialism, Society/Culture, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A few days ago, Politico reported that Obama’s vaunted Economic Recovery Advisory Board supposedly headed by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker has not even met yet, six weeks after its storied birth at the president’s behest, months after Obama began to shrilly say that we are in the “emergency” of an economic crisis.

Worse, it was revealed that some of the members of this “board” have met, but in smaller groups and in private making the lie to Obama’s self-reverential, and now prosaic claim of the importance he was to place on government transparency.

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How to Use Your Children to Annoy a Liberal

March 27, 2009 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, Media Bias, Religion, Republicans, Selwyn Duke, Society/Culture | Comments Off

-By Selwyn Duke

Since liberals place a premium on tolerance, the loving and charitable thing to do is help them develop it. Note here that, unbeknownst to many, tolerance involves enduring something considered to be a negative. We don’t tolerate a fine meal or a nice car, for instance; we relish such things. But we might have to tolerate bad weather, a cold or Nancy Pelosi. Now, since liberals actually perceive a great many positive things to be negative, placing them in situations wherein they may cultivate tolerance is not difficult.

One under-appreciated vehicle through which to do this is your children. You can use your kids to annoy liberals, but I don’t mean in the way liberals annoy other people with theirs. Liberals, by not civilizing their children, breed brats who bounce balls in supermarkets, play hide-and-go-seek in restaurants, keep the makers of psychotropic medication in business and sometimes chant “Yes, we can!” No, the techniques in question here are far different.
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The Professor and the Madman

March 27, 2009 | Filed Under Book Reviews, Crime, John Armor, Media Bias | Comments Off

-By John Armor

The title of this column is also the title of a book by Simon Winchester, published in 1998. The subtitle introduces the three, seemingly unrelated subjects of the book, “A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary.”

I’d never heard of this book. It was only in the house because it was in Michelle’s apartment in New York. And it was there only because she ran a book sale at her church in Manhattan, and it was an orphan – donated for sale but not bought by anyone. Yet it turned out to be an excellent book.
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Brits in uproar over Google’s Street View

March 26, 2009 | Filed Under Ann "Babe" Huggett, Business, Google, Liberals, Society/Culture, Technology | Comments Off

-By Ann “Babe” Huggett

Google is one of the bastions of high tech here in the Silicon Valley, beloved by investors, used by nearly everyone and adored by governments and corporations alike for its data collecting on users. However, Google is getting some stiff resistance from one set of users not known for causing a fuss: the British public.

The British are the most spied upon citizens in the world with more government CCTV cameras aimed at them than there are Bobbies on their streets. Brits have what they not-so-endearingly call “food Nazis” and whom the government calls dieticians, knocking on doors in order to report, inventory and lecture to the occupants on their eating habits. Then there are the wheelie bin inspectors, who literally snoop through people’s garbage cans to make sure that the recyclables have been separated properly and that the occupants have not thrown away more than they are allowed on any given trash pick-up day. Bins may only appear and must be removed at specific set times on the bi-monthly pick-up schedule. Any infraction of garbage rules and regulations brings with it a hefty fine.
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Join The Tea Party Movement

March 26, 2009 | Filed Under 00Publius Contributor, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Communism, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Liberals, Media Bias, News, Socialism, Society/Culture, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

After a successful Chicago Tea Party on Friday, February 27, the Dontgo movement is surging forward to gather more like minded people to oppose this tearing down of America sponsored by President Obama and his Euro-styled Democrat Party.

Dontgo has launched TaxDayTeaParty.com as an online HQ for all the coming April 15th nationwide tax day tea party rallies.

Thus far, April 15 rallies are scheduled in Montana, Nevada, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Tennessee. If you want to help organize a rally in your state, or want to be kept updated on the plans as they develop, be sure and go to http://www.taxdayteaparty.com/.

Follow dontgomovement on Twitter.

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Hollywood’s New 3 Stooges: Benicio del Toro, Jim Carrey and… Sean Penn??

March 26, 2009 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Hollywood, Humor, Liberals, Media Bias, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

OK, now by that headline you are most likely assuming that I am calling del Toro, Carrey and Penn Hollywood stooges and making fun of them. Of course, we already know that Penn and del Toro are stooges on the “useful idiot” level, but you may wonder why I am slapping Carrey? Well, I mean it in the strictest sense — that Hollywood is casting for a new 3 Stooges team and these are the three Nyucks under consideration. It is del Toro as the new Moe, Carrey as the next Curly and Penn as our favorite nebbish, Larry.

But leave it to Hollywood to take the funniest threesome in Hollywood history and make a muck of it. This isn’t really the 3 Stooges at all. See, it is a “new” one, set in modern day, where three guys sortta, kinda like the 3 Stooges find each other in an orphanage and start a comedy team bringing them fame and fortune.

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Obama Speak With TelePrompTered Tongue

March 26, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Humor, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off


Constitution, Schmonstitution — What Gov’t Wants it Takes Law or No

March 26, 2009 | Filed Under Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Founders, Judges, Liberals, Media Bias, Patriotism, Security/Safety, Socialism, Society/Culture, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

I propose that “Dueling Banjos” replace our current national anthem. Remember the 1972 movie Deliverance with Burt Reynolds? OK, recall that scene of the goofy looking kid plucking out “Dueling Banjos” on the porch? That kid was supposed to represent a backwards, inbred, and half sentient hillbilly if you’ll recall. Well, that is officially the United States of America today.

No, I am not saying that the country is like a slack-jawed southerner, but is instead like an inbred, uneducated fool. I am not talking about genetic inbreeding here, either. I am saying this country has become like a dumbed-down, socially and historically illiterate, inbred, incurious, fool, one that understands one thing and one thing only: entertainment. We can thank our putrefying “education” establishment for this as well as the coarsening culture about us.

The reason I am drawn to this sad conclusion is the complete ignorance of the people of this country to the rule of law. Not just the ignorance evinced by the self-empowering politicians and the activist judges, but the bulk of the population. The Constitution has at last become a document that has no meaning to the largest number of Americans.

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Obama Reaches out to Media… But Only Lefty Ones

March 26, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Imagine the howls of anguish that would have belched forth from the Old Media if George W. Bush had decided to only talk to Fox News and Drudge? Imagine if members of Bush’s administration had reached out only to the Internet sites RedState and Powerline. What if Bush had instituted a concerted effort to only interact with conservative media sources? Who can doubt that the Old Media would have decried it as the end of the world as we know it? In fact, they did by so often attacking Fox News.

Yet, here is precisely where Barack Obama is going with his own media outreach. Not with out reach to conservative sources, of course, but to exclusively partisan, left-wing sources, often to the exclusion of moderate, right of center, and older media outlets. As Politico reported on March 24, the president’s team is “reaching out to liberal commentators, local reporters and ethnic media” in hopes of going around long established Old Media outlets.

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