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Navy SEALS Criminally Charged for roughing up a terrorist

Hey, Don’t Give Terrorist Murderers a Fat Lip; Navy SEALS Criminally Charged
November 25, 2009 by Debbie Schlussel

A couple of years ago, I was on the thankfully now-defunct “Montel” show to discuss political issues (and get berated by the unduly smug pothead with two diamond stud earrings, who hosted the eponymous show). I was on with the family of one of the Blackwater employees who was burnt to a crisp and hung on display in Fallujah by Iraqi Muslim barbarians (a redundant phrase). The family was suing Blackwater (now known as “Xe”) and placed the blame squarely on Blackwater and not the Islamic terrorists who did this. That was the point I tried to focus on during the show.

Now, U.S. troops are also getting the treatment Blackwater got. They captured one of the savage Islamic terrorists who committed this brutal, barbaric set of murders and desecrations. But they gave the guy a fat lip. And, in the Obama Islamo-pandering worldview, a swollen lip far exceeds murdering four Americans, burning their bodies to a crisp, and hanging them on display for Muslim laughing, smiling, and partying.

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CNN Psychoanalyzes Talk Radio Listeners, Cites Liberal Study on Format

CNN Psychoanalyzes Talk Radio Listeners, Cites Liberal Study on Format
October 19, 2009 by Matthew Balan

CNN’s Carol Costello began a new series on political talk radio on Monday’s American Morning, suggesting it was unfairly dominated by conservatives, and brought on a liberal psychiatrist who theorized that Rush Limbaugh has an audience because he’s “operating like the bully, and if you’re on the playground…you want to be…under the bully’s wing and go along with him and get…some power by proxy.”

The correspondent’s report, which aired just before the bottom of the 7 am Eastern hour, was the first installment in a “special series on talk radio,” according to anchor John Roberts. Costello zeroed in on the listeners and why the format “can capture people for such long periods of time.” A graphic on the screen during her report heralded “anger on the air: what listeners don’t know about talk radio.”

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The Day Global Warming Stood Still

The Day Global Warming Stood Still
November 20, 2009 by Investor’s Business Daily

Climate Change: As scientists confirm the earth has not warmed at all in the past decade, others wonder how this could be and what it means for Copenhagen. Maybe Al Gore can Photoshop something before December.

It will be a very cold winter of discontent for the warm-mongers. The climate show-and-tell in Copenhagen next month will be nothing more than a meaningless carbon-emitting jaunt, unable to decide just whom to blame or how to divvy up the profitable spoils of climate change hysteria.

The collapse of the talks coupled with the decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to put off the Kerry-Boxer cap-and-trade bill, the Senate’s version of Waxman-Markey, until the spring thaw has led Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, the leading Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, to declare victory over Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and the triumph of observable fact over junk science.

“I proudly declare 2009 as the ‘Year of the Skeptic,’ the year in which scientists who question the so-called global warming consensus are being heard,” Inhofe said to Boxer in a Senate speech. “Until this year, any scientist, reporter or politician who dared raise even the slightest suspicion about the science behind global warming was dismissed and repeatedly mocked.”

Inhofe added: “Today I have been vindicated.”

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9-11 Terrorists Will Put US Foreign Policy on Trial

Terrorist Attorney Refuses to Say Innocent Americans Were Murdered – Says 9-11 Killers Will Put US Foreign Policy on Trial (Video)
November 23, 2009 by Gateway Pundit

9-11 terrorist attorney Scott Fenstermaker said that the 9-11 terrorists will put the US foreign policy on trial. He refused to say that innocent civilians were murdered on September 11th by the Al-Qaeda killers. He also said he will be pleased if the terrorists are released and the rule of law is followed.

Dick Cheney said today that Eric Holder wants a show trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammad.
It looks like he’ll get one.

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Military academies lack minority nominees largely because of the Leftist hatred of the military

Military academies lack minority nominees
November 22, 2009 by Brian Witte (hat tip to Education Watch International)

As the nation’s military academies try to recruit more minorities, they aren’t getting much help from members of Congress from big-city districts with large numbers of blacks, Hispanics and Asians.

From New York to Chicago to Los Angeles, lawmakers from heavily minority areas rank at or near the bottom in the number of students they have nominated for appointment to West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy or the U.S. Air Force Academy, according to an Associated Press review of records from the past five years.

High school students applying to the academies must be nominated by a member of Congress or another high-ranking federal official. Congressional nominations account for about 75 percent of all students at the academies.

Academy records obtained by the AP through the Freedom of Information Act show that lawmakers in roughly half of the 435 House districts nominated more than 100 students each during the five-year period.

But Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez of New York City, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, nominated only four students, the lowest among House members who served the entire five-year period. Rep. Charles B. Rangel, whose New York City district includes Harlem, was second-lowest, with eight nominations. And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whose San Francisco district is 29 percent Asian, was also near the bottom, with 19.

In fact, the bottom 20 House members were all from districts where whites make up less than a majority.

“It’s beyond my imagination how someone that has the ability to nominate doesn’t do it,” Craig Duchossois said in December at his final meeting as chairman of the Naval Academy’s Board of Visitors.

He noted what an academy appointment means: a free four-year education and a guaranteed job as an officer for at least five years after graduation.

Ms. Velazquez, Mr. Rangel and Mrs. Pelosi, all Democrats, would not comment or did not return calls.

Let’s not try to make this a racist issue, it’s an elitist anti-military issue

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Communications Czar wants to censor rightwing websites

Figures. Obama Commie Czar Wants Hannity & Rightwing Websites Censured
November 24, 2009 by Gateway Pundit

One of the communist-supporters and kooks working with Obama in the White House wants Sean Hannity and rightwing websites muzzled.
Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein wrote this in his latest book.
World Net Daily and FOX Nation reported:

Websites should be obliged to remove “false rumors” while libel laws should be altered to make it easier to sue for spreading such “rumors,” argued Cass Sunstein, Obama’s regulatory czar.

In his recently released book, “On Rumors,” Sunstein specifically cited as a primary example of “absurd” and “hateful” remarks, reports by “right-wing websites” alleging an association between President Obama and Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers.

He also singled out radio talker Sean Hannity for “attacking” Obama regarding the president’s “alleged associations.”

Ayers became a name in last year’s presidential campaign when it was disclosed the radical worked closely with Obama for years. Obama also was said to have launched his political career at a 1995 fundraiser in Ayers’ apartment.

Has anyone asked Mr. Sunstein what would have happened to Dan Rather during the scandal about Bush’s National Guard records had these proposed laws been in effect?

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Katie Couric Recites Holiday Health Care Poem on Nightly News (Video)

Unreal. Katie Couric Recites Holiday Health Care Poem on Nightly News (Video)
November 23, 2009 by Gateway Pundit

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Palin Derangement Syndrome Hits Hard

Palin Derangement Syndrome Hits Hard
November 23, 2009 by Michael Goodwin (hat tip to The Western Center for Journalism)

Let us have a moment of silence in honor of the late journalism standards of The Washington Post company. They died last week, a victim of Palin Derangement Syndrome.

First came Newsweek’s cover of Palin in running shorts, over a headline of “How do you solve a problem like Sarah?” and a snide kicker that “she’s bad news for the GOP–and everybody else too.”

Beyond the obvious partisanship, many women, Palin included, found the cover sexist and an attempt to demean her with the bimbo treatment.

There might also be legal fallout. Newsweek, owned by The Post, had no right to use the photo, according to Runner’s World magazine, which commissioned it.

The company’s flagship paper also embarrassed itself. It published dueling reviews of Palin’s book “Going Rogue,” with snarky blogger Ana Marie Cox making an astounding confession in her review:

“I cannot claim to have completely read ‘Going Rogue’ — I had to skim the last 150 pages (or more than one-third). I only got the thing into my hands late Monday afternoon with a deadline of early evening. It’s terrible, I know, but if I didn’t read it all, neither can Sarah Palin claim to have completely written it.”

My inquiry about how this could possibly be acceptable was answered by Rachel Shea, editor of the paper’s Book World. She said in a breezy e-mail: “We thought our reviewers each provided unique perspectives on the book, and Ana Marie Cox was up front about her examination of it.”
There you have it. The Post no longer requires reviewers to actually read the books they are reviewing, as long as they are “up front” about it.

It’s Sarah Palin’s fault.

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Support for Health Care Plan Falls to New Low

Health Care Reform
Support for Health Care Plan Falls to New Low

November 23, 2009 by Rasmussen (hat tip to Gateway Pundit)

Just 38% of voters now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the lowest level of support measured for the plan in nearly two dozen tracking polls conducted since June.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% now oppose the plan.

Half the survey was conducted before the Senate voted late Saturday to begin debate on its version of the legislation. Support for the plan was slightly lower in the half of the survey conducted after the Senate vote.

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Man in coma heard everything for 23 years

Mom: Son in coma heard everything for 23 years
November 23, 2009 by RAF CASERT

BRUSSELS (AP) – A man who emerged from what doctors thought was a vegetative state says he was fully conscious for 23 years but could not respond because he was paralyzed, his mother said Monday.

Rom Houben, 46, had a car crash in 1983 and doctors thought he had sunk into a coma. His family continued to believe their son was conscious and sought further medical advice.

Professor Steven Laureys of Belgium’s Coma Science Group realized that the diagnosis was wrong and taught Houben how to communicate through a special keyboard, said Dr. Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse, who is on Laureys’ team.

Doctors don’t know everything. This story might raise questions of how doctors know abortion is not the killing of a person.

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