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Al Gore Sells Current TV to Islamic News Network

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Yahoo News reports that former Democratic VP Al Gore has sold his struggling Current TV channel to Islamic news network Al-Jazeera:

The former vice president confirmed the sale Wednesday, saying in a statement that Al-Jazeera shared Current TV’s mission “to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling.”

But Time Warner Cable refuses to be a party to The Two Als’ effort to spread anti-American propaganda:

The deal suffered an immediate casualty as Time Warner Cable Inc., the nation’s second-largest cable TV operator, announced it would drop Current TV due to the deal… “Our agreement with Current has been terminated and we will no longer be carrying the service. We are removing the service as quickly as possible,” the company said in a statement.

And “anti-American propaganda” is certainly the right term for it:

Dave Marash, a former “Nightline” reporter who worked for Al-Jazeera in Washington, said he left the network in 2008 in part because he sensed an anti-American bias there.

As a capitalist, I support Mr. Gore’s right to add to his $100 million net worth.

As an American, I’m ashamed of him for doing it this way.

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January 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm

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NC School Officials Remove God From Six-Year-Old’s Veterans Day Poem

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The superintendent of West Marion Elementary School wants to teach your children that it’s wrong to even mention God:

MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. — Some parents and students are outraged after McDowell County School Officials forced a 6-year-old girl to remove the word God from a poem honoring veterans in her family…

The West Marion Elementary School student was preparing for a Veterans Day program when she read her poem, but it was soon edited by the superintendent to remove the word God.

Full story here.

As one commenter stated, it appears that Freedom of Speech only exists for non-Christians.

 

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December 4, 2012 at 8:44 am

Have you no decency, Mr. Costas?

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Bob Costas shamed himself and NBC Sunday, using tragedy—and an NFL television broadcast—to promote his views on gun control:

NBC broadcaster Bob Costas used his halftime segment on “Sunday Night Football” to advocate for gun control following this weekend’s murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, causing an immediate debate on social media.

Have you no decency, Mr. Costas?

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December 3, 2012 at 8:44 am

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Kid Rock on Obama: “I’m sorry he didn’t do a better job.”

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Kid Rock appeared at a campaign event with Paul Ryan, and expressed his disappointment with the failed Obama presidency:

I am very proud to say that we had elected our first black president. I’m sorry, I’m sorry he didn’t do a better job. I really wish he would have — I do, but the facts are the facts and we just saw them come to light in the last debate with no outside BS, no bias media involved, no interruptions and negative politics ads every five seconds and, most importantly, no damn teleprompters.

Yeah, that kinda sums it up for many of us.

It’s been an historic presidency. Historically bad.

Let’s turn the page and move on.

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October 9, 2012 at 7:41 am

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Who’s Afraid of Voter ID?

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Opponents of Voter ID laws claim that requiring a photo ID in order to vote is intended to intimidate minorities.

So, you have to ask yourself:

Why would any US citizen be afraid to provide identification before casting their vote?

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September 25, 2012 at 7:49 am

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Bev Perdue: Now Twice As Offensive

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Time is running out for North Carolina’s lame duck governor Bev Perdue, so she’s going to the hurry-up offense.

With the clock running down on her one-term governorship, Perdue simultaneously insulted the people of two states this week. As the News & Observer reports:

“Passage of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman makes North Carolina “look like Mississippi,” Gov. Beverly Perdue said Friday.

Perdue’s approval rating in her home state is so dismal that she chose not to embarrass her party and herself by seeking a second term as governor. And this week the good people of Mississippi got to witness the wit, charm, and political savvy that has helped make Perdue a political failure.
The chairman of the Mississippi GOP said Perdue was out of touch with voters, while that state’s governor called the comments disappointing and said he would write Perdue a letter telling her so.
Disappointing, indeed.

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May 13, 2012 at 7:29 am

National Christmas Tree Dies, Obama Blames Bush

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Here’s a metaphor for our times:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed…

The tree replaced one that had stood on the Ellipse since 1978 but was destroyed by high winds in February 2011.

I wonder if President Obama will claim that this was President Bush’s fault, too.

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May 6, 2012 at 7:36 am

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