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Will Fox Again be Targeted by the Obama Administration?

If you recall, right after Obama was elected, the new administration declared the Fox News was not a news network, and sought to exclude them from anything in the new administration.  Of course, Fox covers stories that the rest of the networks refuse to cover.   That, and they refuse to lie for team Obama.  Given that history, and other, more recent events, and you’ll agree with Wyblog’s assessment of the situation… Will the FCC shut down Fox News now that Obama has blamed them for all his problems? It’s not without precedent. Obama has gone out of his way to […]

Court Finds That Bloggers Have Same Rights as Journalists: Important Repercussions

Progressives, or as I like to call them, regressives, no matter of which party, hate the fact that new media is threatening their information monopoly.  Bloggers are among their chief targets. John Kerry notes a few months ago… Steve, from America’s Watchtower, has more… Yesterday at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil John Kerry said the following: I’m a student of history, and I love to go back and read a particularly great book like [Henry] Kissinger’s book about diplomacy where you think about the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the balance of power and how difficult it was for countries to advance their interests […]

Welcome to Amerika, 2014!

Note: As I’ve been paying attention the rhetoric of the left, particularly the content in Common Core, I am again reminded of the old ABC miniseries, Amerika. Here is a modified version of a post I wrote about it in March of 2010… Every now and again, I refer to Obama’s version of our nation as “Amerika.” Given that the ObamaCare abomination has survived it’s first few hurdles, it might be a good time to revisit why I say that. In 1987, ABC ran a 12 hour miniseries called, “AMERIKA,” chronicling life in an America that was taken over by […]

GLAAD’s Tolerance: Agree Or You Are Anti-Gay

GLAAD is a militant intolerant tyrannical homosexual group which by its words and actions espouses a philosophy where persons absolutely must believe their way about homosexuals to be considered tolerant. If you are a public figure and believe differently than GLAAD they will cause a ruckus at your place of employment, try to get you fired, and put you on their blacklist. GLAAD has no concept of disagreeing while being civil. Most everyone, if not all, in conservative punditry espouse their own views but don’t go after particular public figures trying to get them fired for them believing differently.  Liberty loving […]

Jimmy Kimmel: This Week in Unnecessary Censorship

As a change of pace, I thought some fun might be in order.  It’s Friday night, after all! For those of you that haven’t watched Jimmy Kimmel, he has a regular spot, This Week in Unnecessary Censorship.  Here is this week’s edition. Enjoy your Friday nights folks!

New York vs First Amendment: Seeks to Make it Easier for Leftist Goons to Target Critics by Banning Anonymous Speech

From the Federalist Papers, to the Internet today, anonymous political speech has been a mainstay of political discourse in the US.  It is frankly needed, as there is often negative consequences to speaking out against the status quo.  And, in other countries, the results can be somewhat terminal.  Since it is difficult to track down, harrass,  intimidate, beat, or even kill anonymous speakers, the NY State Legislature has decide to ban it.  David Kravets, at Wired, has more… Did you hear the one about the New York state lawmakers who forgot about the First Amendment in the name of combating cyberbullying and “baseless […]

Rosie O’Donnell Cancelled, Low Ratings to Blame

It appears that Rosie O’Donnell’s smug and histrionic blend of moonbattery didn’t play all that well on Oprah’s new network.  As a result, her show was cancelled after only five months.   Despite being termed O‘Donnell’s “second act,” according to the Hollywood Reporter, the show suffered from low ratings and had recently seen a format reshuffling in the hopes of attracting more viewers. O‘Donnell’s presence had initially been considered a boon for the new network and — filming in Winfrey’s former Chicago studio — a way to fill the void left by the former daytime show queen. While her failure does bring me […]

Winning school chants, “USA, USA!!!” Prinicipal says, “We want to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”

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Our loyal readers know full well that Statism and all it’s inherent subversive agendas can be, and are dangerous to our culture; eroding away our values, mores and beliefs. This story is a prime example of just such erosion. A local school district is apologizing after an apparent incident of racism at a boys high school basketball game this past weekend. When the final whistle blew Saturday, Alamo Heights celebrated a convincing victory over San Antonio Edison. Alamo Heights Head Coach Andrew Brewer said he was proud of his team. “Tremendously proud,” Brewer said. “Tremendously. It’s the best group of […]

Isn’t The Tea Party Standing Up for the Constitution?

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One of the best bloggers for individual liberties and the Conservative cause is just a conservative girl, and she has a new post up at her blog. She posted this very interesting comment on Facebook: I was told today that first amendment issues of forcing the church to pay for birth control isn’t something that The Tea Party should be involved with. Your thoughts? Yes, you read that correctly; a member of the Tea Party refused to let her post anything related to birth control, or more specifically, abortion. From her excellent post: …I was very surprised today when I […]

Does Freedom of Religion Constitute Bullying? Some in Tennessee Think so

We all know what the First Amendment states regarding religion. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion… According to the regressives it ends right there, but there is more.  or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. We see the establishment clause cited quite a bit.  For example, when I covered the Elwood City Nativity display, it was never proven that Congress had passed a law to put it up, and the critics of it certainly didn’t know about the “free exercise thereof.”   But, then again, the current “Separation of Church and State” has nothing to do with […]

An Interesting SOPA Video

The republican Mother posted this video the other day.  Give it a look, and let me know what you think. I know, the presentation is about one lithium dose from a normal pace, but the guy makes some good points.

Same old ChiComs: Blogger Jailed for Criticizing Regime, Social Networks Lose Anonymity

So, it seems that it still a pretty bad idea to criticize the ChiComs via a blog… Turns out China is a tyranny where criticism of the government can result in aprison sentence: A Chinese court has handed down a 10-year jail sentence to Chen Xi, the second dissident in four days to be convicted of inciting subversion through online essays… The intermediate people’s court in Guiyang, in south-west China’s Guizhou region, tried Chen Xi, 57, on charges linked to more than 30 political essays he published online. “The judge said this was a major crime that had a malign impact,” his […]

SOPA and the Blogger: Potential for Censorship?

There has been a great deal of debate going on about the Stop Online Piracy Act.  Some think it’s a massive threat to on-line freedom, and others consider it much ado about nothing. For the side critical SOPA, here are some points from the Heritage Foundation: Lawsuits Authorized   As it is currently drafted, this is how SOPA would work: First, it allows the U.S. Attorney General, as well as individual intellectual property holders, to sue allegedly infringing sites in court. The site would have to be proven to be a foreign site “directed towards” the U.S. and that it would […]

MSM DeathWatch: Even in San Francisco, People Don’t Listen to Liberal Talk Radio

What does it say when a liberal talk radio station has to do a format change in San Francisco?  Well, it’s happening, and some of the fallout is hilarious.  For starters, here is some coverage from Dana Loesch, of Big Journalism… Even in a far-left city such as San Francisco no one listens to progressive talk radio. Green 960 will be replaced by a conservative talker KNEW, and KNEW’s old spot on the dial 910 AM will be relaunched as KKSF AM, another conservative talker. Both stations are owned by Clear Channel, which was obviously tired of bleeding money on the […]

The Utility of Free Speech Redux

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If you read the recent post, From The Front Lines of the Culture Wars: Student Disciplined for Thinking Homosexuality is Wrong, you would have seen an interesting exchange between Harrison, of  Capitol Commentary, and myself.  While we happen to disagree on that topic, I consider him to be a good blogger, who often asks us to question some core beliefs.  Our exchange reminded me of the following, which was originally posted on September 29, 2009.   As we all know, freedom of speech is under attack.  Mark Lloyd proposes to replace privately owned media with a government approved and moderated PBS.  Cass Sustein and Henry Waxman have […]

Fairness Doctrine Officially Dead: Why That Means Absolutely Nothing

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Yesterday, the FCC officially killed the fairness doctrine.  While it hadn’t been enforced since the late 80′s, the left would occasionally state the desire to resurrect it, and the right always feared it.  Here is coverage from The Blaze… The last nail was finally driven into the Fairness Doctrine’s coffin when the FCC eliminated more than 80 media industry rules, ending the obsolete post WWII-era regulation. The doctrine, that sought to ensure inclusiveness of different viewpoints broadcast on the airwaves, was officially erased by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Monday. Conservative critics of the Fairness Doctrine believed the rule violated broadcasters’ rights to free speech and […]

More Censorship: Senate Considers Bill to Make Embedding Videos a Felony

As we have discussed many times, all totalitarian systems seek to control the free flow of information.  If people are able to communicate freely, the statists lose control of the population.  After all, if people can point out the failures of the “system,” and discuss alternate solutions or forms of government, the statists have an increasingly difficult time controlling the narrative, and, in the end, the people.  After all, they can’t have the sheeple having independent thoughts out there, can they? The MSM tries to not report stories, or distort them, but their efforts to promote the leftist narrative are often […]

"Tolerant" Lefties do not "Tolerate" Free Speech

Conservative bloggers, radio hosts, and TV personalities have been pointing out something for a long time now; that the “tolerant” left does not “tolerate” anyone who disagrees with them. For the latest example of that “inconvenient truth,” here is a video, via the Daley Gator. Just remember folks, that “tolerance” means that the left only tolerates people that agree with them.  If you aren’t “approved,” it’s perfectly OK to violate your rights.

University Alert: Tolerance and Diversity on Display

If you are a regular reader here, you already know that the left’s spouting of the terms; “tolerance” and “diversity” are utter hypocrisy.   They are only “tolerant” of those  that agree with them.  If you do not, you might be subjected to a number of intimidation and disruption tactics.  After all, in the “tolerant” university environment, dissent cannot be tolerated. For the latest example, here is a video I saw at Campus Reform… Is this consistent with the American tradition of free speech, or is this historically similar to other movements in history? I’d invite people to look that […]

The Left Keeps Grasping for a Justification to Censor: Schultz and Sharpton Propose the Latest

I’ve said many times that the “progressives” seek to eliminate dissent by regulating media. Why do I say it? Because they have done it before, via the (un)fairness doctrine. Also, because organizations like Media Matters spend millions of George Soros’s dollars to distort what Conservative personalities say in order to justify muzzling them. We’ve documented, many times, the efforts at floating regulatory schemes designed to silence anyone who disagrees with the “progressive” line. You have to excuse them, it’s like a holy grail to the left. It seems that Ed Schultz and Reverend Sharpton got together to conspire on how […]