A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC



        
 

 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


  Topic: Low-Info Voters Just Not
Interested In Politics
Change your user profile.
If you are having trouble posting, please take the time to register.
Your User Name :
Your Password
  I forgot my password
Your Reply  :
Preview Reply     Post Reply
Low-Info Voters Just Not
Interested In Politics

Irish Examiner USA, by Alicia Colon

Original Article

Posted By:abuela10, 1/10/2013 6:43:28 AM

How many times have you tried to have a serious conversation about current events only to have your listeners say, "I´m not interested in politics"? These are the low-info voters that the Republicans have never been able to communicate with but the Democrats know exactly how to reach them. That is why they concentrate their connections in the mainstream media and Hollywood and why these voters know more about the Kardashians than what the fiscal cliff means to the economy or where Benghazi is. It´s also why these voters tune out boring Republicans who continue to blah, blah, blah

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/10/2013 7:06:55 AM     (No. 9108401)

Tome,low info voters are really low motivation voters whi intentionally blind themselves to reality so their government freebies keep flowing.They watch lunatic shows like MSNBC because they basically condone their culture of laziness and government dependency.Student loans have become a huge new leg of the welfare state where lazy people go through the motions of getting educated,when it´s actually just an easy money grab to avoid working. These people can become career college students piling up worthless degrees to avoid paying student loans back.This is just the latest leftist breakthrough trap to drag in armies of new voters. You have people at an 8th grade reading level going to college.The courses have been dumbed down,making the almost impossible to fail.

Where´s the job market for african american,latino or islamic studies?It´s all subjective education where you write a thesis agreeing with the professor to get a passing grade.
In the meantime we have to dole out thousands of work visas to foreigners to fill skill positions.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/10/2013 7:10:10 AM     (No. 9108403)

Until the GOP can reach these folks they are in a hopeless situation, especially electing a Republican president. Bush may have been the last. However, as African-Americans appear to only vote by skin color and only Democrat, if the Democrats run a white person for president the blacks will stay home. Then perhaps the GOP has a chance.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/10/2013 7:10:27 AM     (No. 9108406)

The media are always on the lookout for a rising GOP/conservative spokesman and then, once identified, vilify him/her with spurious and never ending attacks....right out of Rules for Radicals.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Rather Read, 1/10/2013 7:19:06 AM     (No. 9108418)

This is an excellent article and it states what I have been thinking for some time now. However, Ms Colon leaves out one thing. If the GOP does find an articulate spokesman, he (or she) had better be squeakier than squeaky clean. The MSM, which has no interest in The Won´s college transcripts, will pounce on the least little thing the the spokesman´s past to tar him as a racist, sexist or whatever -ist is the current demon.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/10/2013 7:42:13 AM     (No. 9108442)

Maybe the RNC and it´s candidates should change the way the spend their money. Instead of waiting until the last minute and running non stop negative ads. They should run fewer ads over a longer period of time that are light hearted and in a clever way points out why conservativism beats socialism.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: mickeymat, 1/10/2013 7:45:15 AM     (No. 9108447)

In addition to those who are not interested in politics we have those who think they are informed because they read the local paper and watch ABC, CBS and NBC. It is an insult to them when you imply they are uninformed and when given the opportunity must vote to affirm their previous stupid vote as a matter of pride.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: M2, 1/10/2013 7:45:33 AM     (No. 9108450)

When it comes to who makes up the base of the party, the GOP establishment is as low-info as those who voted for Obama.

Now that is scary.

So if Democrat targeting of the moron vote worked, and it did, how does the GOP attract that same moron vote when the media suppresses our message? When it´s not cool to be a conservative, how do we make it cool? Because cool is what this generation and the one before and after it is all about?

If America as founded isn´t destroyed in the interim, this is going to take years of public school retraining to get this toxicity out of our culture.

I do not have high hopes in this lifetime for anything other than secession.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Rakasha, 1/10/2013 7:49:31 AM     (No. 9108457)

I´m sorry to disagree but the GOP establishment are not low on information, they are high on control; and they can´t control independent thinkers like Ronald Reagan or the original conservative base or the TEA party folk. That is why they ridicule, disparage and discredit those who do not toe the line.

They know perfectly well who the base was and who they want the base to be. They are certain that they have a lock hold on the original base, after all, where else are they going to go? That is why they feel free to ignore and disparage the ideas and principles of the past (Conservatism? Let´s just redefine it.) while wooing and catering to a new, more dependant and maleable constituency.

I do not believe the Republican establishment want another Ronald Reagan. I remember the condescension and mockery they treated him with. They did the same thing to Sarah Palin, only far more vehemently and effectively after they learned their lesson with Reagan. It took them a long time to regain control of the party and they do not intend to lose it again without a fight, especially to a bunch of unwashed, uneducated, unenlightened rubes like ´the people´.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: garyhope, 1/10/2013 8:09:40 AM     (No. 9108475)

Why don´t we change their names from "Low-Info Voters" to "High Suicidal Voters" or "American Culture Killer Voters" or just plain stupid?


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 1/10/2013 8:14:49 AM     (No. 9108482)

#4, it doesn´t matter how squeaky clean our spokesperson is, the left invents scandal against anyone that shows promise on our side. Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney come to mind.

We have come across this attitude, this disdain for politics, with our own grown kids. They don´t want to hear it, they think it is beneath them, and just Republicans trashing the other guys for sport. I think they voted the right way, but to interest them is next to impossible.

I like to tell them, "You may not be interested in politics, but politics sure are interested in you."

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: olcap, 1/10/2013 8:16:09 AM     (No. 9108484)

I would suggest that it´s more like people are fed up with the ONE party system that is disguised as a two party system, and the lunatic fringe at either extreme.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 1/10/2013 8:40:36 AM     (No. 9108517)

I know many people like those poster #6 describes. They watch 20 minutes of "the news" most evenings and think themselves well informed. If you suggest they might not understand what´s really going on they become insulted and tune you out. It is those voters along with the hard core honey boo-boos who are taking our country to perdition. Damned if I know how to reach them.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: OhMy, 1/10/2013 8:43:33 AM     (No. 9108523)

Excellent article, we have a lot of work to do. Any electorate that would allow any of these things that are going on to happen is degenerate.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/10/2013 8:49:32 AM     (No. 9108533)

Low information voters watch Honey Boo Boo and MSNBC

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: lilo, 1/10/2013 9:32:01 AM     (No. 9108619)

I´ve never watched Honey BooBoo, but I would be willing to bet it is both more truthful and entertaining than MSNBC.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: LZK, 1/10/2013 9:35:02 AM     (No. 9108627)

Doom and gloom.....

Just be patient -- stop with the sky is falling.

The new obamataxes will hit the weak/minded as well and then alllllll the welfare in the world won´t put down their response.....

LZK

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/10/2013 9:38:45 AM     (No. 9108636)

Can we have two Parties, the Honey Boo Boos and the Conservatives, two elections, and two sets of laws, one for each of them?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: jasper, 1/10/2013 9:39:51 AM     (No. 9108639)

High info voters with a modicum of brains are getting fatigued across the entire political spectrum The normal political structure and self interest of the past fifty years has become so huge lately and the government has become so controlling that it is no longer what we remember. Yet pork and re-election still dominates political thinking, across the political spectrum. With Obama imitating Hugo Chavez, the USA. as we know it. is approaching huge trouble. All we can do is look out for ourselves and our young family. That´s why many Americans do not care about current politics.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/10/2013 9:54:09 AM     (No. 9108667)

The systematic destruction of ALL promising conservative leaders is a crime against humanity. It´s compound damage is that it dissuades the next generation of great leaders from subjecting themselves from this predictable barrage and a ´fixed´ system.

That old tree of liberty is looking mighty DRY to me.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: mrduc, 1/10/2013 10:00:23 AM     (No. 9108680)

Since the voting machines have been rigged, none of this matters. Our election process has been corrupted. Until that gets fixed, you can forget about any and all conversations about who the voters are, low-info voters, honey googoo, all of it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/10/2013 10:20:06 AM     (No. 9108738)

The liberal message seeps into the subconscious of low-information voters through the entertainment media and entertainment commentary, that they think is news. We have no such outlets for that. But we also never come up with good sound bites! That is what we need. I estimate you have about 10 seconds to get someone´s attention. We need to grab these voters in those 10 seconds. Keep the message simple!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 1/10/2013 10:20:13 AM     (No. 9108740)



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/10/2013 10:34:21 AM     (No. 9108795)

#8 - Good analysis. Which is why we can call the "moderate" wing of the GOP the New Whigs. They are racing toward complete political irrelevance as an independent party. They are beginning to consolidate their position as a sort of genteel, reluctant auxiliary of the Democrats. They have no ideas, can´t plan for the future, and can´t manage anything effectively (the Romney campaign is exhibit A.)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/10/2013 10:37:20 AM     (No. 9108808)

I see little cause for optimism, as (thanks you ron white), you can´t fix stupid. These obama voters will be told the tax increases and coming injustices are the fault of the evil republicans and they will believe it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: dman, 1/10/2013 10:38:04 AM     (No. 9108812)

How to get their attention:

Shut down the government.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: Butch59, 1/10/2013 10:40:49 AM     (No. 9108825)

My own belief is that this country, as presently made up, is going to crash. Period. Into dust. What will rise up from those ashes is anyone´s guess. And one huge reason for this is that this country has lost it´s will to work. In it´s early years, people yearned to be free and work to sustain themselves and their families. Just stay out of their way and allow them to do so. In today´s world, we simply have far too many people that are lazy. Call it what it is. They want to sit around and sit on their fat behinds and yell about how "the govmint" is supposed to take care of them. And there are a lot of politicians that are willing to do just that. All they ask is your vote. For life time. And the votes of your children and grandchildren. Forever.

Viva la revolution!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 1/10/2013 10:41:22 AM     (No. 9108828)

This High Info Voter is becoming way, way less politically inclined. As of the morning of November 7th, I rarely send any emails out to my list of friends, rarely watch Fox News programming anymore, and rarely listen to any radio programs other than Rush.

I still read the news, but no where near as ravenously as before 11/6. I find myself listening to music much more than I have in years. And I am listening to a variety of music and it is all OLD music. Music that was created when America was really America. Pre-0bama Entitlement, Low Info America. Whether it´s Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis, Johnny Cash, or 70´s Rock, I like listening to music that was created by people who never knew about the current plague that would befall our nation.

And bourbon tastes better than it ever has.

I am of the opinion that politics absolutely will not get us out of the mess we are in. I am exhausted by the stupidity of the people in this nation, and mortified at the blatant corruption that goes unchecked by the horrible msm.

I am 100% committed to providing for and protecting my family, and am off my soap box as far as trying to convince anybody of anything.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/10/2013 11:05:17 AM     (No. 9108896)

Gimme my free phone and I´ll pull the lever

No phone, no love

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: Arby, 1/10/2013 11:11:39 AM     (No. 9108913)

The dirty little secret is that many of the low-info voters are putative intellectuals and opinion leaders. I´ve met a slew of college professors who know next to nothing about the actual details of political policies, actions, etc.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: Dixie, 1/10/2013 1:07:03 PM     (No. 9109178)

The fastest way I can think of to turn this country around if for the conservatives in the Republican party to become very, VERY good at voter fraud.

Once Republicans win surprising Senate seats in places where they shouldn´t have, two good things will happen:
1) Republicans will have the Senate and can, with the House, do much to mitigate problems in the country...including increasing our drilling for oil.
2) The Democrats will FINALLY work with the Republicans to eliminate voter fraud.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 31 - Posted by: johngalt1, 1/10/2013 1:24:02 PM     (No. 9109216)

Let’s stop using the phrase “low information voters” to describe people who are essentially Democratic Party drones.

Back in 1982, John Naisbet wrote a book entitled “Megatrends” in which he said “We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.” This was a full decade before the internet became a vast, instant information resource for billions of people.

Today, if you lack information, it’s because you don’t want it. People who decline the opportunity to become informed are ignorant by choice. They believe they already have all the information they need. They don’t want to be educated, they want to be entertained.

So-called “low information voters” are really drones remotely guided on election day by the formidable Democratic Party machine, which is very skillful at pushing their buttons by “spinning” issues to reinforce drones´ preexisting mindsets.

It’s been said that if a lie is repeated often enough people will believe it. Can the same be said for the truth? If so, why is it that when a politician tells the truth it’s referred to by the press as a gaffe?

Republicans have allowed the left to define them as the party of the rich, a coalition of un-hip, humorless, intolerant, callous people stuck in the past who are mean to children, the poor, women, blacks, Latinos, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, teachers, atheists, Muslims, leftist dictators, unions, and dogs.

This will remain the case until the GOP embraces the marketing nuances that drive popular culture.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 32 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/10/2013 1:29:01 PM     (No. 9109223)

Low Information Voter = LIV = 54 in Roman Numerals. So, I will call them 54s.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 33 - Posted by: joew9, 1/10/2013 2:03:02 PM     (No. 9109276)

I wonder how the low interest voters would like it if I, a disinterested non-football fan, made the rules about the game. Or if perhaps I decided the next topics of discussion on the Oprah show or whatever it´s equivalent is today.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 34 - Posted by: jojobo, 1/10/2013 2:57:35 PM     (No. 9109399)

Had to laugh. I misread it as low-life voters. When I realized my mistake, it didn´t change the story for me at all.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 35 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/10/2013 3:00:55 PM     (No. 9109404)

#3, you´re exactly right. Any articulate spokesperson for conservative values is quickly attacked and destroyed--or, as they used to say in spy movies, neutralized.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 36 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/10/2013 3:31:01 PM     (No. 9109446)

Who are such voters?

Let´s consider one type. Those who are live solely on entitlements.

You are immune from nearly all taxes. You don´t have enough income or property.

If you never expect to have another job you don´t care about the unemployment rate. Or whether you can find a job.

Life doesn´t change much in a recession.

To you the national debt and deficit seem abstract. Neither seems to affect you.

OTOH inflation is not abstract. It will hurt if it comes. But it hasn´t hurt much yet so why worry. And won´t the entitlements rise as prices rise?

If your relatives and/or friends cannot find work that affects you. But maybe they live as you live, on entitlements.

And more government spending means you may get free cell phones, cable,internet, better subsidized housing, better medical care. Better this, better that.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 37 - Posted by: lencu255, 1/10/2013 3:47:58 PM     (No. 9109478)

Whoever agrees with this point of view is 100% wrong. Propaganda works just fine. Yes, the sheeple are dumb, they are selfish, they hate, they are jealous, but
They have point of view and it is formulated by mainstream media, commie education and entertainment and to some extent, facts. That are commies who are giving them 99 weeks of unemployment, food stamps and welfare, and who are telling them that as soon as they will expropriate the RICH, everybody will be RICH!
And what are we doing? Nothing! Is there any benefit for the country that WE, conservatives, are listening to rush or watching hannity (I personally don´t do it anymore)?
We need our, conservative mainstream media in which we can propagandize the truth and educate the sheeple. Otherwise we will hear those not smart remarks that drones/leeches/sheeple don´t have opinions. It is not true - they do. We just don´t agree with them and they are against common sense.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 38 - Posted by: Javelin, 1/10/2013 3:51:37 PM     (No. 9109481)

May I step out of the line a bit here? We need to be honest:
1) There are too many conservatives (and reactionaries and libertarians, etc.) who confuse intensity with success. We were intense. We lost. We have to reach the persuadable and not count on stirring each others´ souls.
2) There are people in the GOP who are not aware that "all men are created equal." I have seen a few remarks on this site (which I regard as the home of the brightest posters) that would make me uneasy if I were black or Jewish or female, etc. Those remarks are few, but we must avoid them.
3) There is a positive action that could be taken: harken to the Ev and Charlie Show or the later Ev and Jerry Show when the GOP leaders in the Senate and House had a weekly press conference. It blunted the power of the Presidential bully pulpit to some extent. Let´s try it again. I´d be for Senator Rubio as "Mario" and an articulate woman from the House. Finding someone ready to replace Charlie Halleck or Jerry Ford in the lineup should not be difficult.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 39 - Posted by: absalom, 1/10/2013 3:53:23 PM     (No. 9109485)

#11 is correct. We have a republicrat duopoly and more importantly, the R Est. is viscerally hostile to conservative values. A true conservative party would never, ever consider jackasses like Landon, Wilkie, Dewey, Stassen, the Bush buffoons, Dole,
McCain, Romney etc; as POTUS material.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 40 - Posted by: chefrandy, 1/10/2013 3:55:27 PM     (No. 9109491)

I think #32 is on to a solution. If we get better than they do at cheating the system, they´ll finally have to work at reforming it. They continually say there´s no proof or its us or so difficult to get proper ID and with the complicit media we might as well get blamed for something we´re actually doing for a change.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 41 - Posted by: uno, 1/10/2013 8:23:52 PM     (No. 9109871)

I call most of ´em two times stupid voters.
2008 & 2012

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 718362




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "abuela10"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "abuela10"



The Worst Wing- How the East Wing
shrank Michelle Obama
New Republic, by Reid Cherlin    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 3/25/2014 9:13:32 AM     Post Reply
In the fall of 2010, the nasty midterms drawing to a close, Michelle Obama was contemplating her next move. Two years into her tenure as first lady, the breathless fixation on guest lists and china selections was subsiding into routine, and she wanted a plan for the rest of her husband’s time in office. Of course, her calendar would never lack for National Hostess duties—the obligatory social functions outlined in binders left by Laura Bush’s team. She had already launched Let’s Move!, the childhood obesity initiative, and Joining Forces, a program to help military families and veterans, was also in

New York Soon to
Trail Florida in Population
New York Times, by Jesse McKinley    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 12/27/2013 1:27:07 PM     Post Reply
ALBANY — New York, whose status as the most populous state has long been ceded, will soon fall behind Florida into fourth place, a long-anticipated drop that is rife with symbolism and that could carry potentially serious economic consequences in coming years. When the Census Bureau releases its latest population estimates on Monday, demographers expect that Florida and New York will be narrowly separated — perhaps by as little as a few thousand people — and that if Florida does not pass New York this time, it almost certainly will do so in 2014. The census figures underscore immigration trends, as foreign-born migrants continue to

´Six-year love affair of
phone hacking editors´
Telegraph (U.K.), by Martin Evans, John Bingham*    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 11/1/2013 8:44:46 AM     Post Reply
The two tabloid editors at the centre of the phone hacking trial had a secret six-year affair at the end of which Rebekah Brooks wrote to Andy Coulson: “I love you ... You are my very best friend ... I tell you everything,” the Old Bailey heard. It is alleged that Mrs Brooks and Mr Coulson oversaw phone hacking and corruption at two of the country’s biggest newspapers. Details of the clandestine relationship were made public during the second day of their trial, where they are accused of overseeing a decade of illegal activity at The Sun and The News

CNN´s Hillary Clinton film scrapped as
director blames lack of co-operation
Guardian (U,K), by Josh Halliday    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 9/30/2013 10:19:06 AM     Post Reply
The Oscar-winning film director Charles Ferguson has cancelled his CNN documentary on Hillary Clinton after what he described as a private campaign against the film by prominent Democrats. Ferguson said he had decided to pull the plug after being met with a wall of silence from more than a hundred people who refused to be interviewed for the documentary. He claimed that aides to the former secretary of state put pressure on CNN behind the scenes, and made clear that Clinton would only co-operate "over my dead body". He also blamed a public campaign by Republicans, who claimed the film would be

Netflix executive upends Hollywood
Los Angeles Times, by Dawn C. Chmielewski    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 8/25/2013 9:12:34 PM     Post Reply
When Ted Sarandos put out the word that Netflix would begin producing original shows, he was swamped with story pitches that everyone else in Hollywood clearly had taken a pass on — including some scripts marked with coffee stains, smudged fingerprints and other telltale signs of rejection. That all changed in 2011 after Netflix bought the political thriller "House of Cards" from "The Social Network" and "Fight Club" director David Fincher.

Duck Nation has spoken:
´Duck Dynasty´ poised to be
biggest cable show of all time
Today, by Maria Elena Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 8/21/2013 5:55:13 PM     Post Reply
It’s a Duck Nation, and we’re all just living in it. Last week, A&E Network’s reality show “Duck Dynasty” catapulted to become the biggest unscripted show in cable history with its fourth season premiere. With nearly 11.8 million viewers, the show about a Louisiana family that has made millions from its duck call fabrication business is on the brink of toppling “The Walking Dead.” If it does, it will become cable´s biggest show. The A&E Network, as Duck Commander patriarch Phil Robertson would say, is “Happy, happy, happy.” The show premiered in March 2012 and finished its first cycle with an average

Anthony Weiner talks sexting scandal,
Staten Island issues (video)
Staten Island Advance, by Tom Wrobleski And Jillian Jorgensen    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/29/2013 3:16:47 PM     Post Reply
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Democrat Anthony Weiner said that the new sexting firestorm that set his City Hall campaign reeling last week will in the end make him a stronger mayor and better able to deliver for Staten Island and the rest of the city. "I´m going to be a successful mayor because of it, because it´s going to give me a level of independence," he told the Advance in an exclusive interview. "I´m not constructing a campaign around the approval of my peers. I´m constructing a campaign around the aspirations of my neighbors."



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

54 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

47 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

44 replie(s)
Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

37 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

37 replie(s)
American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

35 replie(s)
Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

34 replie(s)
Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)


Post Reply   Close thread 718362





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

~~~c~~~