Commentator Oliver North, a former Lieutenant Colonel who hosts a War Stories segment on Fox News, made the comments at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Referring to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell two years ago,he said: “The members of our armed forces and their families deserve better than being treated like laboratory rats in some radical social experiment.”
“The people of Ukraine are this very minute paying the terrible price for America’s leadership deficit disorder.”
“Our leader should be admired and trusted by our allies, and if not feared, at least respected by our adversaries.”
2014 john McCain : Obama Is ‘Near Delusional In Thinking The Cold War Was Over’
2008 John McCain : “The Cold War is over, the Soviet empire is gone and neither one is missed,”
2014 John McCain : ‘Obama’s foreign policy “feckless” “We have a weak and indecisive president that invites aggression.”
1980’s John McCain: The fundamental question is: What is the United States’ interest in Lebanon? It is said we are there to keep the peace. I ask, what peace? It is said we are there to aid the government. I ask, what government? It is said we are there to stabilize the region. I ask, how can the U.S. presence stabilize the region?… The longer we stay in Lebanon, the harder it will be for us to leave. We will be trapped by the case we make for having our troops there in the first place.
This from a guy who pimps a credit card with notoriously high rates to a demographic that can’t afford to pay those rates.
Baldwin’s specific problem with Maddow stems from his firing as host of MSNBC’s Up Late with Alec Baldwin. He was canned on November 26, 2013 after he got into it with a photographer and allegedly used an anti-gay slur. As we all know, Maddow is a lesbian.
Once they fired me, a former MSNBC employee I knew emailed me. He said, “You watch now, Phil [Griffin, head of MSNBC] is going to start leaking left and right to bury you.” When I left, “Page Six” was flooded with lies about me. Another told me, regarding the “toxic little queen” comment, that Rachel Maddow was the prime mover in my firing, as she was aghast that I had been hired and viewed me as equivalent to Mel Gibson. Another source told me, “You know who’s going to get you fired, don’t you? Rachel. Phil will do whatever Rachel tells him to do.” I think Rachel Maddow is quite good at what she does. I also think she’s a phony who doesn’t have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air.
Turns out, limousine Leninist and friend to Venezuela’s Chavistas had his West Village apartment pad designed by the interior designer for the Koch brothers.
Oliver Stone’s West Village Pied-a-Terre
How interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield shunned convention with a celebrity client, and with his Kips Bay Show House project
By Kelly O’Brien
Interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield is a man with an impressive Rolodex. Take clients like the Koch Brothers, for whom he collaborated in designing their Wichita, Kansas, headquarters, as well as a private residence. Or Jack Resnick & Sons, the mammoth Manhattan developer who commissioned Bradfield for all of its New York lobbies. Oliver Stone’s luxurious apartment on the Hudson was a recent project of Bradfield’s. And the high-profile Kips Bay Show House in 2008 included one of Bradfield’s indelible designs. New American Luxury had the chance to talk with Bradfield about what it’s like to design for the high-end market in New York City.Oliver Stone and President Nicholas Maduro
You designed an apartment for Oliver Stone last year. Tell me a little bit about the challenges involved in that project and how you found that “individual meaning.”
My client, being a movie director, is accustomed to having film sets constructed overnight, and struck down after filming. In a sense, he was expecting a similar schedule with this apartment. Because so much of my work is custom and designed by my company, we had to explain that there were certain time frames involved. However, I work best under a deadline, and we pulled it off.
The idea was to create an environment not unlike that of a stateroom on a yacht. The views from the apartment [which is on a low floor] of the Hudson River are spectacular, and we wanted to take full advantage of these vistas. I created deep window seats in the open-plan living room and introduced subtle nautical elements. Oliver required a large table surface in this space, as he likes to spread out his editing materials whilst in production, so the dining table serves this double function. The floors are deliberately stained in a red-cherry finish not unlike the decks of a yacht.
Over at Skepchicks, Rebecca Watson talks about Myles Power, who’s channel, it seems was false DMCA’d by AIDS denialists. AIDS Denialists are group of people who deny that HIV causes AIDS, and discourage people with HIV/AIDS from taking their medication. People like this just make me so angry.
Here’s a link to the petition she mentions here.
Rebecca Watson over at Skepchick, points out that the infamous “animal rights” group’s ridiculous, over sexualized and often gruesome adds are not only not helping their cause, but are actually backfiring. It turns out that they actually get people to turn against PeTA and make people less sympathetic to their cause. I would be willing to bet that attacking the Mario games and their even more offensive by far “Holocaust on Your Plate” campaign, had a similar effect.
I’m a supporter of animal rights who eats a mostly vegetarian diet (I occasionally eat fish). I support organizations like the Humane Society and the SPCA, and I would support PETA if they didn’t make a habit of lying, misrepresenting scientific data, and using images of dehumanized scantily clad and nude women to get money and attention.
Consider, for instance, this Pamela Anderson ad (NSFW), in which the star’s body is marked up with the names of cuts of beef. This is par for the course in PETA’s marketing: a woman’s body is made the equivalent of dead meat, quite literally and blatantly turning her into an object to be consumed. Even more (purposely) shocking is the ad showing a woman cut in half and hanging from a meat hook (NSFL), while wearing a low-cut camisole for some reason.
Michael Wolff gushes:
I had a perplexing deja vu moment on 7 January when the New York Times and other papers, including the Guardian, wrote, with quite some awe and amazement, about a group of anti-war activists who, 43 years after they burgled an FBI satellite office in Pennsylvania, had stepped from the shadows to proudly own up to their crime and place in history.
It was a big story and a rich one, both for how the burglars had exposed massive and systematic FBI surveillance of American citizens - particularly relevant in this new age of Edward Snowden’s exposure of vast NSA spying - and how they had gotten away with it. And now we were being introduced to them. Well beyond the statue of limitations for any criminal charges in the US, they were coming clean.
But, oddly, I knew at least some of this already. The mastermind of the break-in had talked before. In 2003, Susan Braudy, a friend for many years, published a book called Family Circle: The Boudins and the Aristocracy of the Left . It was the story of Kathy Boudin - the former 1960s radical convicted of the killing of a guard when she and an armed gang of acquaintances, tried to rob a Brink’s truck in 1981, in Nyack, New York - and of her extended family. The book was, in effect, a history of the modern American left, with Boudin’s father, Leonard Boudin, a radical lawyer at the center of many left-wing causes and fights of the time, a principal player in the drama. Boudin’s clients included these FBI burglars who were now, once again, front page news.
Boudin and his law partner, Victor Rabinowitz - also lawyers for Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers leaker - had been intimately involved in planning the 1971 FBI break in and the escape of the perpetrators, according to Braudy.
Braudy recalled to me the other day in a phone conversation that she was directed to Professor William Davidon of Haverford College, the master mind of the FBI break-in. Davidon recounted the details of the caper and the subsequent dissemination of the surveillance records the burglars had stolen, which helped bring to an end Edgar Hoover’s long reign as FBI director, and told Braudy the names of the other conspirators.
A very nice piece of investigative journalism and forensic history. So, why, 11 years later, was I reading about this as though, mirabile dictu, the lost secrets of the past were suddenly being revealed and now making headlines everywhere? What was I missing?
This article is vomitous, it is worse than any Derp that has been Derped by Glenn Greenwald and David Sirota.
I think the “Moonbats” category should be renamed to “Dudebros.”
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is joining the nonprofit co-founded by Daniel Ellsberg, the famous leaker of the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War.
The Freedom of the Press Foundation announced Tuesday that Snowden, who it branded a “whistleblower” for leaking top secret documents about the NSA’s surveillance activity to the press, would join its board of directors. Founding board members include Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, journalists who worked closely with Snowden to publish the disclosures.
“Journalism isn’t possible unless reporters and their sources can safely communicate and where laws can’t protect that, technology can,” Snowden, who is currently residing in Russia under temporary asylum, said in the announcement. “This is a hard problem, but not an unsolvable one, and I look forward to using my experience to help find a solution.”
Ellsberg, who previously defended Snowden for fleeing the United States, called Snowden a “personal hero.”
“Leaks are the lifeblood of the republic and, for the first time, the American public has been given the chance to debate democratically the NSA’s mass surveillance programs,” he said in the announcement. “Accountability journalism can’t be done without the courageous acts exemplified by Snowden, and we need more like him.”
We don’t have a “Dudebros” category so I put this in “Moonbats.” Maybe we should just change the name of the “Moonbats” category to “Dudebros.”
— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) January 14, 2014
— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) January 14, 2014
— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) January 14, 2014
He already told us “Meat is Murder”’ — so this should, perhaps, come as no surprise.
Don’t you hate it when someone does something so egregious that you have to agree with a statement from the right’s itinerant controversy huckster and facebook harridan, Sarah Palin?
MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry has taken to Twitter to apologize to Mitt Romney’s family for offensive comments made during a segment on her cable talk show on Sunday.
If you haven’t seen the segment, during Sunday’s show Harris-Perry and her panel were providing captions for some of the most “talked about pictures of the year.” They rifle through a few photos - President Obama standing under an umbrella held by a Marine, the selfie seen around the world - before getting to one of Romney and his grandchildren. And that’s where the hilarity ensued.
At least we get a full and unreserved apology from the host instead of the non-apology apology you would hear from the right.