The Obama Legacy: Sloth, Dependency and Depression - Doug Ross@Journal
If you're wondering why the economy just can't seem to get rolling, please remember that the White House is motivating a record number of people not to work. It's called "building a culture of dependency (and a constituency of dependents)".
The American public's dependence on the federal government shot up 23% in just two years under President Obama, with 67 million now relying on some federal program...
Liberal Catholics who supported Obamacare now upset over contraceptives
Obama’s church-state spin: free condoms vs. Catholic dogma
The new contraception rule isn’t a war on religious freedom - Hot Air
White House: Birth Control Mandate ‘Virtually Identical’ to Romney’s Massachusetts Policy - CNS News
(CNSNews.com) – White House Press Secretary Jay Carney scoffed at Republican primary candidate Mitt Romney’s criticism of a new rule that will require all health insurance policies – except for people working directly in a church or seminary – to cover sterilization and FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that induce abortions, saying that Romney backed a near-identical policy as governor of Massachusetts.Obama May Waive Away Contraception Uproar; Question for CPAC: What's a Conservative?
Some Democrats break from Obama on new contraception policy, as GOP vows to reverse it
Issa: Obama Energy Dept. Denying Americans Right To Know Why It Has Wasted Billions of Taxpayer
Racist Internet Troll Exposed - News One
Darren Burton, who trolls the internet under the alias Nimrod Severen leaving bigoted, racist and offensive comments, was exposed in an episode of investigative BBC television show, Panaroma, reports CNET.com.
A resident of Cardiff, Wales in the United Kingdom, Burton is one of many people who use social media as a tool to anonymously spew hatred, knowing that physical retaliation or legal consequence is improbable.
In an episode that aired Monday night, the BBC revealed various posts made by Burton on random Facebook RIP pages, ranging from “Rot in Piss” to “Rot in Piss you filthy nigger.”
BBC’s Declan Lawn, attempted to tap into Burton’s sense of decency, but met with extreme callousness and disrespect. When asked by the investigative reporter did he ever feel remorse or take the feelings of those individuals whom may be hurt by his offensive words into consideration, Burton answered with the cocksure demeanor of a 5th grade bully:
“Yeah,” he said with a shrug,”Fuck ‘em.”
Burton remained defensive — yet confident — throughout the entire interview, saying that everything he wrote on Facebook was a matter of free speech:
“Facebook is an open forum,” he insisted. If he does face legal ramifications for hate speech, he casually referenced a previous case during which his time served was minimal:
“Nine weeks? Nine weeks in jail? What’s that?”
One Town's War on Gay Teens - Rolling Stone Mag
In Michele Bachmann's home district, evangelicals have created an extreme anti-gay climate. After a rash of suicides, the kids are fighting back.
Every morning, Brittany Geldert stepped off the bus and bolted through the double doors of Fred Moore Middle School, her nerves already on high alert, bracing for the inevitable. "Dyke." Pretending not to hear, Brittany would walk briskly to her locker, past the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders who loitered in menacing packs.
Like many 13-year-olds, Brittany knew seventh grade was a living hell. But what she didn't know was that she was caught in the crossfire of a culture war being waged by local evangelicals inspired by their high-profile congressional representative Michele Bachmann, who graduated from Anoka High School and, until recently, was a member of one of the most conservative churches in the area. When Christian activists who considered gays an abomination forced a measure through the school board forbidding the discussion of homosexuality in the district's public schools, kids like Brittany were unknowingly thrust into the heart of a clash that was about to become intertwined with tragedy.
Leaked Syrian E-Mails Instruct on Handling American Press
Journalists have long expressed self-righteous indignation if confronted with the fact that many Arab states and terrorist groups consider them useful idiots, easy to dupe, and tools for propaganda projection. Leaked Syrian e-mails should put a rest to such protests, however.