I was born at the beginning of the Second World War into a family of high school teachers who were members of the Communist Party, and therefore were actually part of a vast conspiracy dedicated to the destruction of this country, although they would never have looked at it that way, and so-called liberals would be the first to deny it. (Snip) It is also an unhappy but hugely important fact that the conspiracy to which my parents belonged has steadily migrated into the heart of the Democratic Party until it now occupies the Oval Office in the person of
Comments: A brilliant and necessary lesson about the left from one who knows their methods and their aims inside out.
FTA "It is a time honored American code never to abandon our warriors on the field of battle. But America’s commander-in-chief turned his back on these brave fighting men and left them to die; and then lied to the American people to cover up his crime."
Howoritz absolutely excoriates Obama over Benghazi.
And, as #1 says, a long read but worth the time to do it.
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The Advocate, 10/10/2013 8:29:00 AM (No. 9558965)
Benghazi is the key to understanding and confronting this evil regime. Obama,, Hillary and Muslim Brotherhood Operative Huma Abedin are ALL complicit. All Americans must stand firm against ObamacareTAX - it is their means to their corrupt end of American freedom.
Someone needs to read this on the floor of the Senate and of the House. Republicans needs to understand this article and use it for what it is, ammunition against the people who want to enslave us. Horowitz is right, we must fight fire with fire. Excellent insight from someone who knows. Either we take his advice or this country is lost. Are you listening Republicans?
I am one of a handful of posters here who insist that we start accurately naming the people who are the very real threat here, namely communists, and not their chosen cover name, progressives. Yes, it´s not considered polite to do so. In fact, many refer to us us tin hat conspiracy nuts.
I´m not intimidated in the least. In my case, I have first hand knowledge of communists, even more so than David Horowitz. My family and I happened to have lived in and escaped from a country that was taken over by communists. I need nobody´s assistance in recognizing real communists, regardless of what they call themselves.
Right on the money quote: The answer to all these questions is that Obama doesn’t identify with our country. He sees himself as a “citizen of the world,” and a redresser of grievances for the suffering he imagines America has inflicted on our adversaries, including Hitlerite Iran.
The dictatorship attitude of this president is completely out there in the open . How many of us now trust the Park Ranger ? How many people are wondering if the IRS is going to audit them ? How many people think the nsa is reading every word we write here and are keeping names ? They are overtaking our freedoms and we are watching them do it. It is horrifying and disgusting. Meanwhile obamacare is hastening our bankruptcy and will enslave us while we wait to die prematurely.
Anyone who thinks conservatives are going to overcome the lies and deception of the liberals by being gentile and cooperative is a fool.
Horowitz spells out the progressive tactics and it should be a wakeup call to the Rinos and weak conservatives who think this will all go away if we just play nice together. It is time to UNITE against this evil.
People who lie have no compassion or love for their fellowman. They only want one thing POWER. It is time for the true Americans to stand up against these heartless, despicable citizens of the world.
Wakeup America - before you find yourself in FEMA camps waiting in line to be gassed. Nazi Germany is alive and well in Obamacare. This may not be Custard´s last stand - but it sure looks like it from here.
To paraphrase the quote about the devil convincing the world he doesn´t exist, the most dangerous thing in this world is bad people who believe they are good and therefore any and all actions are justified.
I´m relieved and grateful these wise men and women are stepping up and stating the facts - the truth - as painful as it is to believe. Thank you, Mr. Horowitz, for this ´must read´ article. We need people such as yourself to speak for us - now, more than ever.
If only I could get my friends (If I have any "liberal" "friends" left anymore) and enemies to read this. So many people, especially on the left just don´t want to know or acknowledge what IS or is going on in this country because of Obama, his minions and handmaidens and the left or "liberals".
I fear the end of freedom and America and Western civilization.
When will they wake up? (Assuming that they can or want to.)
As long as the GOP is dominated by the Go-Along-To-Get-Along crew, the party will be impotent in the face of this threat. When I see the regular demeaning of Conservatives by that crew right here on this site, I have little hope that Horowtiz´ message will be taken to the people by the Republican leadership.
Defunding Obamacare is not just about stopping incredibly bad legislation and policy from taking effect - it is a hill on which American loyalists may have to die in order to win the bigger battle for the very existence of a free country. God bless America and give our representatives the courage to do what is necessary now. Ramona (the Pest)
As usual, a very well written and thought provoking piece by Horowitz. His first paragraph gives a hint of the basis for his running feud with Diane West, and reminds me of the current storm in the UK about Labour leader Ed Miliband’s communist father, and his father. David’s intellectual and writing skills have had an impact for years, particularly, upon those of us who fought against the Black Panthers, SNCC and other radicals coached by him and his fellow communists in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s, as they battled for the minds of the Black masses by attacking ‘establishment’ organizations and institutions like the Urban League, NAACP, and the Black Church for being too ‘moderate’. His cohorts, Bobbie Rush, Barbara Lee, and Julian Bond, to name a few, moved on to become members of Congress and to co-opt the UL, NAACP and many pulpits.
I´m with #7...David, move beyond the usual Zero advisers and tell us about ‘progressive’ backgrounds of former chiefs of staff Rahm and Jack Lew, the latter now Treasury Secy...or Commerce Secy Pritzker who bankrolled the early stages of Zero’s campaign and owned Valerie Jarrett and Axelrod...or little Timmy Geithner who did and Janet Yellen who will run our economy...
Much of the information in this great article the majority of LDotters already knew. The problem is that at least 95% of the media is in favor of what the Regime is doing and will not report it. And lets not forget the Elite Republicans who are supposed to help save us from the scourge of the Liberal/Progressives.
FTA: "The Democrats sabotaged the war in Iraq for the worst of reasons. They claimed it was for principle, but it was really – and only — to save their political skins."
And if it wasn´t for the likes of Tokyo Rove and many other Establishment Republicans who remained silent while this was happening the plan may not have worked. You cannot convince me that they didn´t know what was going on, but they remained silent to protect their seats and their political consulting jobs; because what was more important to be seen as reasonable and getting re-elected. They never spoke out, they never fought fire with fire. Not once did they take to the floor of either house and shame the Democrats with their own words that were on the record. It would have forced the media to at least cover it. What we are faced with now did not happen overnight, it took years, and years of the Republican party remaining quiet and putting party before Country. Shame on all of them.
Brilliant as only David Horowitz can do. Everything he says is worth reading and absorbing. Send this to liberal friends who might just identify with his history as one of them.
I still don´t get that David has trashed Diana West about her new book which details how communists infiltrated our government starting in the early 30s. It dovetails with what Horowitz is talking about and what he experienced with his parents and previous friends.
If you haven´t read Horowitz´s memoir "Radical Son," you should. It´s riveting. Horowitz and Peter Collier co-authored a book called The Destructive Generation" prior to the memoir that is also a must read.
I sent this to everyone. Unfortunately, the people who should read it won´t and the dems who do read won´t believe a word of it. They have a grip on every part of society. I don´t see how they can be stopped. We´re dealing with pure evil.
As with the War on Terror - if we cannot identify who the enemy is - then we are going to lose. The Left has no problem calling every Conservative an extremist, anarchist, etc. We need to fight fire with fire. We´re going to be called names anyway so we might as well get out and attack them and call them what they really are.
From Shakespeare: KING RICHARD III: A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
Each of us should have the answer for just what is the price we would put on our country. Thankfully, many of us would answer "nothing" to the question. But many others would sell it for just what would make THEM happy:
For a lot of politicians the answer would be power, money, prestige, etc.
For those lo-info people, they will sell their votes (i.e., our country) for far less: their privacy,welfare checks, and other things that let them lay around doing nothing while enjoying the perks.
Thank God for people like Horowitz and others who speak the truth.
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Judy W., 10/10/2013 10:37:31 AM (No. 9559183)
#24, David Horowitz wrote a post explaining that he has no disagreement with West on the infiltration of the U.S. government (and the culture). It´s her interpretation of our WWII policy as being run from the Kremlin that he -- and almost every historian of whatever stripe -- thinks is ridiculous.
How I wish I were computer savvy enough to post. In today´s (Oct. 10)SunSentinel (Ft. Lauderdale,Fl) a Latin immigrant has written a great piece called "Argentina shows peril with spending too much" in which he says after WWII Argentina was bursting with wealth. Then Peron turned a lot of power over to Evita who redistributed the wealth to the point of leaving the country impoverished. Hyper inflation set in. Argentina has never recovered in all the long years since the Perons have been gone.
I may read it later, but what confounds me is exactly WHAT do the likes of pelosi and reid think they´re doing ?. I can´t call them communist´s; no, #8 ,that shoe won´t fit. Ditto shumer,or that butt licking Dog who follows behind pelosi everywhere. These are a different breed of some sort. Liberal was a watered version of Dimocrat; they don´t exist anymore. So what ARE these who hope to overthrow our country as we know it ?. Aside from highly dangerous, that is.
Speak to the heart is the best advice ever given to the GOP! Capture the people´s hearts and they will get the message. That, and go on the attack, GOP! Attack, attack, attack! The fronts on which to attack the Dems are endless!
I´ve been preaching and teaching this to anyone that stands still long enough . I have democrat=socialist relatives and friends that no longer want anything to do with me because either they have been busted by me OR they are too stupid to admit the error of theirs ways and too proud to say to!!!!!! What he speaks is the truth and we, in the old country, have heard of this going on for decades.
These magnificent words by David Horowitz may be a bit too long for most L dotters. Read at least the first third, save the brilliant Benghazi Blast for later. David is to be congratulated for finally coming clean, finally declaring that "so-called liberals and progressives" are all part of the shift to soviet communism. Two years ago, at a Friends Of Abe gathering, I will never forget David´s immediate anger towards me when I asked him why he always calls all these destructive people the good words of "liberal" and "progressive". His many newsletters were packed full of otherwise great articles that falsely used the word "liberal" when they were describing or quoting communists. Today´s article, is David´s brilliant recognition that word honesty counts. "So-called liberals", ARE destroying this nation, the democrat party is the same thing, also destroying this nation.Thank you, David, for joining in with all libertarians, free market economists, Austrian school, Ayn Rand objectivists, all people who believe in the core values of America, who do not call communists the good name of liberal. Let´s face it, LIBERAL MEANS FREEDOM, always has. Congratulations for coming clean in his own revealing words. And, also, the most perfect blast on The Crime of Benghazi, that I have yet to read. The imposter commie president and his frightening commie aid, Hillary Clinton, are perhaps the most foul team in our American public eye, in our lifetime.
Required reading by every republican (or conservative)? heck, this should be required reading by every one who voted for Obama in the last two presidentrial elections. I have printed copies to make available to my "liberal" and "progressive" friends.
First of all, do yourself a favor and read this essay. What Horowitz writes deserves the widest possible dissemination, and what he has written here is essential for all good American citizens to know. I am going to bookmark this article so I can refer back to it in the future. The rest of my friends on this news forum should do the same.
For years I have been saying that the Democratic Party has moved so resolutely and so completely leftward that the socialist and communist parties are largely superfluous, at least in this nation. As Horowitz says, they know better than to reveal their true intentions. If they did their political power would be taken from them by horrified American voters who nonetheless soak up the leftist euphemisms like happy sponges, unaware that they´re being manipulated by people who know no public life outside their lies and their utopian fantasies. The Establishment GOP and its acolytes in the media would rather die than tell the truth about their political enemies. So let them die. They´re infected by the same spiritual disease that has driven the Left around the bend.
I don´t see any relief from the death spiral our government is on without significant defections by Democrats in government who are either too attracted to the power that their lies brings, or too dull-witted or historically ignorant to see where socialism leads. Where are the healthy cells in a party that is itself a malignant tumor? If there are none, the nation is heading straight toward a man-made hell. If they could return from the afterlife, the Founding Fathers would probably throw hanging parties for those who are deliberately destroying our nation.
One of the reasons that the modern day Dims started calling themselves "progressivies" instead of "liberals" is that they realized that Americans will not vote for liberals. So the name change.
An this article clearly points out what I´ve been saying for some time now. The only way I see any form of salvation for this once great nation is for enough citizens rise up and have themselves an old fashion revolution. Given the modern make-up of the Republican party with it´s infulux of RINO´s, there is no way that I can see a political solution to the ongoing destruction of our country. They only saving grace is a revolution. And make the necessary changes to the Constitution to prevent the same thing from happening again.
#39 states what I was thinking in saying, ´´... go on the attack...´´ Why should the good guys play only defense?!! Our government representatives, with few exceptions, won´t take the stand that many of our talk radio hosts do. They play defense for their party, I´m afraid. They must go on the offensive as Ted Cruze, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee have. Step up to the bat for a change.
Clausewitz said "War is the continuation of politics by other means" but our would be socialist masters really beleive "Politics is the continuation of war by other means". We have to recognize they really are fighting a war against indiviual liberty and start fighting back accordingly.
Citizens are not rising up, except from their TV´s to get another beer. From latest NBC poll tonight, Obama approval up 2 to 47 approve. GOP ratings hit new lows, Boehner has toilet- level 22% approval; Ted Cruz upside down for those who even know who he is. I give up.
I think we can succeed. But, it will a lot more than just being the loyal L.dotters we are. As I have said since before Obie stole the WH, talking the talk is good, but, walking the talk is best. There is so much work to do. When do we start?
"...never give in, never give in, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
There is simply no "give up" in this fight to restore our liberty. Read what Horowitz wrote here, learn, understand the enemy, and fight. The sacrifices from Valley Forge to the beaches of Normandy and the words of Patrick Henry and John Paul Jones should stiffen our resolve.
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” -Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate 1940, 1944 and 1948
Many, many great comments on this brilliant and very, VERY important article.
Our only complaint is that it will not get wider dissemination, especially missing the brains of those most in need of pondering the Truth.
So as others have said, it is up to us to get this to as many in our circle of friends, relatives, acquaintances. #52 does well to remind us all of Churchill´s famous exhortation (one of my favorites): Never give up!
#s 6 and 7 deserve double clicks!
#12, up until these past several months, i did not really believe that Americans could --or would-- use unjustified force on fellow citizens, not this soon.
Of course, we have known from a July ´08 campaign speech of BO´s that he envisioned a, well, a paramilitary organization... why?
We have our concerns, based on the form FBI informant who´d sat in on Ayers and other radicals of the 60s (still today), that once they gained power, recalcitrant citizens would need to be eliminated...
Leftists always must and will resort to force. They rely on intimidation of Party members who might be reluctant to participate: but notice how not one Dem has broken ranks with the Leadership.
Meanwhile, the Repub Party is totally fractured, leaving us (Repubs, Indies, Libertarians) like the Parties opposing the Bolsheviks during the (short-lived) Constituent Assembly: unable to unite to oust the dangerous left-wing demagogues.
Stalin took Lenin´s method of ruling the Party with an "iron fist" to its logical, horrific conclusion. By the way, the NAZIs emulated these tactics.
Modern history provides all the information we need about the pathways to dictatorial, brutal totalitarianism ALL IN THE NAME OF UTOPIA. You can feel its hot breath behind your ear.
The last two sentences from the article are hugely disappointing in that it leaves people hanging because it demands no definitive action. "If we lose this battle, everything is lost. But if we will take the measure of the enemies of freedom and prepare ourselves to fight them, we have a better than even chance to win." Horowitz doesn´t explain what is meant by "prepare ourselves to fight them." Is this in ideological and political terms by use of rhetoric? Or since democratic institutions underpinning our democracy, such as the IRS and NSA, are already actively being subverted does he mean prepare to fight with force the humans who are directly subverting our Constitution, the object of all federal oaths? Prepare to fight them as this once united country would have fought a direct Soviet or Red Chinese invasion or fight like Lincoln - Douglass in spirited debate?
Some analyses are too fuzzy ~ and others are crystal clear.
Hannah Arndt and others in the 50s and 60s who´d survived both Nazi and Communist tyranny in the 30s and 40s came up with a simple formula ~ that all these people were TOTALITARIANS.
That, BTW, sucks in ´militant/fundamentalist´ Islam which was not, at that time, of much concern to anyone but folks in Moslem countries who lived next door to a mullah.
I was fortunate to study under Dr. Benes at Indiana University. He was part of the crowd who knew what the totalitarians were up to.
Sometimes I sense that Horowitz shys away from stuffing all of them into the Totalitarian bag ~ I don´t. On the other hand I sympathize with anyone who does not particularly care to place his mommy-daddy on the same level as the Nazis, so it´s not likely I´ll be asking him to denounce them any more than he already has.
When it comes to Obamugabe, he´s inclined to be a Totalitarian but seems timid about it ~ almost as if he imagines it´s him who will end up in the cooking pot.
Somebody got a match, and you, over there! We need more water.
My comments are not spiritual clichés! Until we, as a nation, return to a ´Fear of the Lord´, His blessing and protection over us is removed, and we are under His judgment rather than His blessing. Many contemporary writers (and many others, including the Bible writers) have warned against ´personal peace and affluence´ lulling people to sleep and apathy, and creating an illusion of security, an idolatry of entertainment and pleasure, and a self-righteousness that thrusts God out! Read Romans 1-3 to see how man´s rejection of God brings God´s judgment on man - God ´gave them up´. When people refuse to love the truth, according to Thessalonians, God sends a ´strong delusion´, so that they will believe a lie. Is this not where so many people in this county are? The real solution is not revolution or secession or political resurgence, but repentance and a Christian (not just spiritual, since that can mean almost anything)revival. "If my people will confess their sins, and humble themselves and pray.....then I will heal their land"
It´s all true, if only people would listen. The left´s biggest ´victory´ has come from the fact that they have been able to convince people that all ´right thinking´ individuals agree with them. Thus, the ´educated´ don´t pay attention to what they´re actually saying and doing; they simply bow and pay obeisance, thinking that that makes them look intelligent.
I was just about to get off the computer yesterday when my husband yelled up to me, don´t turn off the computer when you´re through. He said he was going to look for the closest Arby´sbecause he saw an ad on TV for a great sandwich. I yelled back at he that the whole world is falling apart and he was looking for a damned sandwich. I tell you, I can´t take it much longer. As Henri the cat says, I´m surrounded by morons!
In effect, David Horowitz declared that calling pro obamacide, pro debt, pro big government, pro democrat, pro barry soetero people the good name of liberal (which means FREE), is not acceptable, must STOP. This well known patriot journalist, publisher, David Horowitz, is the first person in the public eye to come out and declare that "so-called liberals" are basically communist driven destroyers of this nation. And, herewith an encouraging list, to call them by their real names. Overcome fear, start with these aggressive words: reds, pinkos, commies, are the slang ones; statists, collectivists, power mad totalitarians, authoritarians, agitators, organizers politically correct, anti liberals, socialist lemmings, entitlement crazed, dictators, government union slugs, Keynesian leaches, Feinstein gun Nazis, fellow travelers, fascists, second ammendment destroying, interventionists, Jerry Brown union destroyers, utopians, Islamic supremacist ideologues, Fabian socialists, and we close with, Marxists and Leninists, the brutal founders of the Stalinist Soviet decades of Gulag enslavement, mass murder, famine, agression all over Europe, the deaths of over 100 million people. That´s what using the fake ID, cover-up word "liberal" (“progressive”, too) is all about. Use the words you like, and by quoting David, all L dotters can influence the likes of, Rush, Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Dennis Prager, O’Reilly, Sean, yes, even Mark Levin, who continue to confuse by calling all the bad guys the lovely sounding name of “liberal”. Maybe Rush and all the others will now have second thoughts about their years of semantic error.
You gave me a good chuckle #61, that´s how I feel when I watch a lot of the House Republicans. They kind of sort of want to do the right thing (that is get rid of Obamacare) because they know it´s a good political move (at least with their base) but they lack the fortitude to stare down the left´s propaganda (you´ll cause us to default on the debt, destroy the world and a goodly part of the nearby universe and we´re going to tell everyone and you´ll be ruined). They don´t recognize that it´s not just high priced lousy healthcare we face but, as Horowitz points out, we citizens face the loss of more and more of our freedom as we become more and more slaves of the state. My fear is that some of them might not be morons but just don´t mind that much as long as they´re part of the state.
It wasn´t the Communists who ran into the streets of San Diego and Minneapolis, etc, shouting to Allah when the twin towers fell. It was Muslim or dead Islamists. Are the Democrats going to round us up and turn us over?
The FT’s former correspondent at the European Parliament used to ask me the same question at every press conference. “So does this mean you voted the same way as Jean-Marie Le Pen?” It’s amazing how many people want to judge a proposal, not by its merits, but by its incidental supporters. We need only state their implication openly – that you should drop an otherwise sensible idea because someone you don’t like agrees with you – to see how absurd it is. Yet people carry on doing it. It’s the phenomenon that lies behind Godwin’s Law, the observation that all Internet discussions,
WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration continues the aggressive public defense of the Affordable Care Act it began this week, the president will get some help from his former chief congressional lobbyist, Phil Schiliro, who is returning temporarily to the White House almost exactly two years after he left. Mr. Schiliro’s job, which is expected to last a few months, is to help protect the health care law from legislative attacks by repeal-minded Republicans in Congress, and to quiet dissent from politically vulnerable Democrats seeking to distance themselves from the law and the president ahead of the midterm congressional elections.
What a difference a week makes. Seven days ago, ABC turned over its Thanksgiving night programming slot to shock artist Lady Gaga, and the singer´s surreal pairing with the family-friendly Muppets flopped as a result. Last night, a three-hour, live remake of the wholesome classic The Sound of Music scored a huge audience for NBC, bringing it the kind of ratings success it rarely sees on a typical Thursday night. Fast National returns have The Sound of Music averaging a 4.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 18.47 million viewers. Easily the most-watched program of the night, it tied CBS´ The Big Bang Theory
We hear relatively often these days about the large and growing Muslim communities in major European cities. Less frequently a subject of media attention in the U.S., however, is an equally significant phenomenon: the asylum centers that dot the landscape in many countries. In Norway alone, with a total population of only five million, there are a hundred or so such establishments around the country, some of them in largish cities, some in rural hamlets. In these centers reside individuals of foreign origin, mostly from the Muslim world, who are awaiting decisions about their applications for asylum. The places aren’t
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David Horowitz: I had this idea. Well, the first thing is that I didn’t want to duplicate what was already being well done on the right. But one of the things — there were a couple of things that I saw missing. One was addressing the culture that the Left had infiltrated and subverted. I picked three areas where the Left had made their major gains. One was public broadcasting, another was education, and the third was Hollywood. That’s how I began thinking — where does the Right need some force? Now, the second was I saw that conservatives are, as
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This is not a return to Diana West’s book. However, Andy McCarthy, a man for whom I have very great respect and whom I like very much, has written a review of it in The New Criterion that, because of its revisionist presentation of a number of historical events, is among the most discouraging political documents I have read in many years. (Snip) First is Andy McCarthy’s view that the scandalous, cowardly refusal of the mainstream elite of American culture and politics to recognize that America’s Islamist enemies are enemies can be traced to Soviet infiltration of the U.S. government
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Nobody should be surprised that President Obama´s Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a new bailout for insurers. Whenever Obama sees a problem, he proposes a regulation. When that regulation hurts someone, he proposes a subsidy. That subsidy, in turn, justifies a new tax or regulation, then more bailouts. It may seem like he’s swinging back and forth — pro-business, then anti-business — but he’s marching in a straight line: more state control of industry. It´s the ratchet of state corporatism, and Obama is pretty handy with it. Health insurers and the federal government were intertwined in a web of subsidies
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Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
In February, the Bush family’s personal emails were hacked by Guccifer, a hacker who uncovered photographs of former President George H. W. Bush in a hospital bed and George W. Bush’s oil paintings in the process. It seems Guccifer has struck again, this time targeting former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Library. The hacker has reportedly uncovered doodles of Clinton drawing on what were, at the time, classified documents. Among the doodles is apparently a picture of a penis. The document uncovered is a briefing of the strategic measures the United States could take prior Clinton’s decision to intervene in
DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he´s looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media. CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us. CORN: He´s trying to rally people behind this vision that he´s been promoting for a couple years. FINEMAN: By the way, he did it the end here, today, Chris, not by defending specifics, but by explaining why he´s in the game to begin with. And I don´t know about you, he´s
Former President Bill Clinton shared an anecdote regarding Nelson Mandela and the aftermath of his impeachment Friday on CNN. Clinton revealed shortly after the “impeachment business” finished on Capitol Hill, Rep. Henry Hyde (R., Ill.) who managed the impeachment trial requested a meeting at the White House. The former president granted the meeting out of lessons of humility and forgiveness he learned from Mandela, he said: BILL CLINTON: I remember one day, oh, about a month after the whole impeachment business was over, Henry Hyde, who had run the whole show, unbelievably enough, maybe a few months after, it was
The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
One definition of a pathological liar is someone who lies where the truth would serve just as well. When President Obama’s uncle, Onyango Obama, was arrested in 2011 for drunk driving, the truth — that Obama had stayed with his uncle years earlier for several weeks as a Harvard law student — would have served the president just fine. No potential Obama voter would have held it against him that an uncle he had stayed with two decades earlier was picked up for DUI. Yet the White House went with a lie, claiming that Obama had never met his uncle. Now that
On Tuesday, The Boston Globe reported that Onyango “Omar” Obama, uncle to President Obama, says that his famous nephew stayed with him while a student at Harvard Law School in the 80s, in contradiction to The White House’s contention that the two had never met. At Thursday’s White House daily briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed that the President had, in fact, briefly stayed with “his father’s half-brother,” as Carney described Omar Obama, and that no one had actually asked the President about it when the White House initially commented. The 69 year-old Omar Obama has been facing deportation back
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is sending out letters telling gun owners to turn over their rifles and shotguns — or else face the consequences. New York City’s ban on rifles and shotguns that hold more than five rounds is now being enforced, according to a letter the NYPD is sending out to targeted city gun owners. “It appears you are in possession of a rifle and/or Shotgun (listed below) that has an ammunition feeding device capable of holding more than five (5) rounds of ammunition. Rifles and shotguns capable of holding more than five (5) rounds of ammunition are