In 2010, an individual using the name “Concerned Citizen” (CC) began commenting on Independent Political Report (IPR) articles. His comments often reflected social conservative positions and he self-identified as a Constitution Party member. As the 2012 election approached, CC expressed support for the presidential campaign of Republican Mitt Romney. After the re-election of President Obama that November, he expressed anger at fellow IPR commenters for casting their ballots for third party and independent candidates. In his mind, their votes took votes away from Romney and handed the election to Obama. Several months later, CC returned to IPR with a new gimmick. Continue reading
According to the official website for Middle East expert Walid Shoebat, a leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) married eleven of the men he recruited into the group; thereafter consummating the relationships via anal sex. This, along with other reports of same-sex marriages in ISIS-controlled lands, appears to suggest that ISIS has legalized same-sex marriage (for some) in the parts of Syria and Iraq that it occupies. Continue reading
Thirteen years ago today, with the terrorist attacks of 9/11 underway, radio host Howard Stern remained on the air in real time, capturing the essence of the moment. Stern and his staff’s alternating emotions of grief, anger, and general confusion reflect what is perhaps the most accurate documentation of American feeling as the events unfolded. Listen to the raw reaction on the recording below and compare it to your own thoughts and experiences from that day. Consider the role these collective feelings had in changing the course of American policy.
It was late December 2011. I sat at my computer, watching the live stream of the lesser-known Republican and Democratic presidential candidates forum. My only interest was as a citizen journalist for Wikinews, covering the candidates the mainstream media chose to ignore. I did not expect anything out of the ordinary. Continue reading