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Bigotry? “We felt the time had come to stand up and say, ‘It’s time for the tea party to be responsible members of this democracy and make sure they don’t tolerate bigots or bigotry among their members,’” NAACP President Ben Jealous said ahead of the debate. Really? Is the N.A.A.C.P. going to denounce the blatant bigotry of well known black activists such as A... [More]

Nit picking “The events reported overnight in Connecticut reinforce my belief that passengers have rights and are entitled to fair treatment when they fly,” I know this is nit picking but why can’t these guys just say “The airlines should not be permitted to trap passengers on an airplane for extended periods. We’re going to do what we can to resolve the issue.̶... [More]


Screw the NRA

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Tits on a bull “The NRA is a non-partisan, single-issue organization made up of millions of individual members dedicated to the protection of the Second Amendment. We do not represent the interests of other organizations. That’s their responsibility. Our responsibility is to protect and defend the interests of our members. And that we do without apology.” If you are a member of the... [More]

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? “Barton is the biggest recipient of oil and gas industry campaign contributions in the House of Representatives, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Its data showed that Barton has collected $1,447,880 from political action committees and individuals connected with the oil and gas industry since 1989.” Oh, well that dismisses any... [More]



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So let me get this straight.  North Korea torpedoes and sinks a South Korean ship in cold blood – an act of war by almost any conceivable measure.  The world stands idly by.  Other than some vapid grandstanding from Hillary Clinton, the United States has done nothing to counter this naked and reckless act of tyranny against our close ally. Meanwhile, Turkish “peace activists” ref... [More]

He’s Furious! “I would love to just spend a lot of my time venting and yelling at people,” the president said, “but that’s not the job I was hired to do. My job is to solve this problem.” No it’s not. Your job is to manage public expectations, not react to public opinion. This is the difference between the successful modern presidents (Clinton, Reagan) and the... [More]


Mass Hysteria

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Carla Salazar “Daisy’s parents are fearful of U.S. anti-immigrant sentiment, which for many Latin Americans is epitomized by an Arizona law taking effect in July that gives police the right to demand ID papers of anyone suspected of being in the country illegally.” No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. As our president loves to repeat,... [More]



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How many delicious ironies can we find in the reaction to this oil spill?  Let’s count! A president insisting on an oil drilling moratorium as he gasses up Air Force One to fly down to Louisiana and order the cleanup crews to drive their boats faster. Speaking of boats, let’s add the environmentalist community lamenting this disaster as the result of our greedy pursuit of oil while they ... [More]


Hulk Smash!!!

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Pipe Down

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Dude. Shut up. Daniel Pipes, who publishes a right-leaning blog on Middle Eastern affairs, pointed to a “surprising frequency of Muslims winning beauty pageants.” While allowing that “they are all attractive” — Pipes, a former board member of the U.S. Institute for Peace, posted pictures of several — he said that their victories “make me suspect an odd form of affirm... [More]