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You Know It When You Hear It

ATE SPEECH ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK. Word on the street is that Americans, by and large, are smart people, even if there are huge gaps in their personal education stratosphere. But everyone knows how to recognize true hate speech, and not merely offensive speech. Americans can be easily offended, but that is another topic for another day. We are discussing the ugly phenomenon now universally dubbed as hate speech. While many characteristics of hate speech can be debated as to whether much of what is declared hate indeed qualifies, some instances of hate speech in action is just...

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Delivering America From Evil One Vote At A Time

EAR PRESIDENT OBAMA, You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.   You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you. You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and  your upscale lifestyle and housing  with no visible signs of support.     You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American. You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll. You scare me...


Artists Fearful To Address Islam

RITAIN'S CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS are fêted around the world for their willingness to shock but fear is preventing them from tackling Islamic fundamentalism. Grayson Perry, the cross-dressing potter, Turner Prize winner and former Times columnist, said that he had consciously avoided commenting on radical Islam in his otherwise highly provocative body of work because of the threat of reprisals. Perry also believes that many of his fellow visual artists have also ducked the issue, and one leading British gallery director told The Times that few major venues would be prepared to show potentially inflammatory works. “I’ve censored myself,” Perry said at...


Brigitte Gabriel At University Of Michigan

Dear Gabriel, AM GLAD TO REPORT to you that my presentation at the University of Michigan last night went without a glitch. Credit goes to the alertness of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local and university police. Highly visible were 8 police officers, a K9 team, a personal body guard and a variety of well positioned TV cameras from a Fox news crew for Bill O'Reilly as well as local TV station and university TV crews. The event organizers worked furiously to place heightening security after we were alerted on Sunday of a Muslim call going out...