ABC censors conservative comedian … again

Comedian Tim Allen has run afoul of the censorship squad at ABC TV again, telling “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno that the network has made “politically correct … the mode for me.”

This time, Allen said, the network clamped down on what he could and couldn’t say about race in the Nov. 16 episode of his program “Last Man Standing.”

“Tomorrow night’s episode is about race, and it’s like we went back to the ’80s – what we can and cannot say on the network,” Allen told Leno. “They say, ‘That’s too offensive, you come off this way and that way.’”

Earlier in the interview he confessed, “Politically correct has really been the mode for me because we, they’ve moved ‘Last Man Standing’ to, we finally got a night on Friday. And we’ve had, for some reason, we’ve had a good amount of success with it. And now we have standards and practice.”

As WND reported, ABC clamped down on the Nov. 2 season premiere of “Last Man Standing” as well, stomping on the script for calling the president a communist.

“[Executive producer Tim] Doyle and Allen did have to fight the network and studio on some content,” TV Guide originally reported. “Specifically, Allen says the standards department took issue with his character calling Obama a communist.

“Allen fought to keep that in – noting he finds it funny when conservatives paint the president with that label,” the report continued, “but it appears he lost that battle, as none of the references made the final cut.”

TV Guide reports that Allen, a rare Republican in Hollywood who helped GOP presidential candidate John McCain raise funds in the 2008 election, off the air leans “slightly right of center.” On the air, Allen plays “Mike Baxter,” a feisty conservative character that Allen has likened to a modern-day Archie Bunker.

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White House petition for Obama impeachment tops 28,000 signatures

With national attention focused on a long list of petitions asking the Obama administration for permission to secede from the United States, a little-watched petition to impeach the president has crept up in the rankings on the White House’s “We the People” petition Web page.

“We request that Barack Obama be impeached,” the petition reads. Launched on Nov. 11, it collected 28,850 digital signatures from all 50 states in five days. The White House has promised to review petitions that attract more than 25,000 such signatures.

The petition’s creator, identified only as “Stephen M” — the website does not provide last names — based the proposal on complaints about the president’s health care law, his declaration of war on Libya without congressional consent, the appointment of unelected policy “czars” in the White House and a claim that he has tried to “change” the Constitution.

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New White House Petition Demands Obama Nationalize Twinkie Industry

A new petition on the White House website wants Obama to nationalize the Twinkie industry.

The Politico reported:

A new White House petition wants President Obama to nationalize the “Twinkie industry,” saving the popular junk food from possible extinction.

“We the undersigned, hereby request Barack Obama to immediately Nationalize the Twinkie industry and prevent our nation from losing her sweet creamy center,” a petition on the White House “We the People” website requests.

Conservatives Launch Papa John’s Appreciation Day

Only the left would react to a business going under by boycotting it. But that’s precisely what the left has tried with Papa John’s, the pizza company whose CEO had the temerity to state that Obamacare costs would necessarily be borne by employees and consumers. The left believes that companies that fire or cut back after President Obama’s re-election are somehow unpatriotic; the facts are that such companies are worried, rightly, about Obama’s treatment of businesses, and with the impact of Obamacare.

Thanks to the left’s unhinged response to Papa John’s, the right has responded with Papa John’s Appreciation Day, today. Rebooting America has organized the event, complete with Twitter hashtag #IStandWithPapaJohns. The point of the day, as Rebooting America describes it: “Papa Johns has been targeted by the left for a boycott, for simply articulating that ObamaCare would hurt profits and force cutbacks in employee hours. Stand up to this nonsensical and illogical action and support Papa Johns this Friday!”

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‘Government surveillance on rise’

Government demands for user data worldwide from Google have “increased steadily,” the search giant says in a new report: “One trend has become clear: Government surveillance is on the rise.”

“Government demands for user data have increased steadily since we first launched the Transparency Report,” writes Dorothy Chou, Google senior policy analyst, on the company’s blog about its latest “transparency report.”

“In the first half of 2012, there were 20,938 inquiries from government entities around the world. Those requests were for information about 34,614 accounts.”

The finding comes in the wake of revelations of government email snooping in the case of former CIA director David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell.

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CIA: ‘Rise of the Oceans’ More Important than Rising Terrorism

The CIA opened the Center on Climate Change and National Security in 2009 to monitor the threats posed to national security by “desertification, rising sea levels, population shifts, and heightened competition for natural resources.”

When President-elect Barack Obama said climate change was a matter of national security in Dec. 2008, it seemed like just more talk from another leftist who was convinced humans were destroying the planet.

However, that narrative continued to be set forth by his administration for four straight years; now we’re learning that it went so far as the CIA devoting resources to this “problem” since 2009.

While Hamas, Iran, and Hezbollah are ramping up to strike Israel, while the Taliban openly mocks Obama’s capitulation in Afghanistan, and while Al Qaeda regroups in places like Iraq and Libya, our CIA is worried about a “worldwide security risk” caused by global warming.

In fact, even as the CIA reels from the scandal surrounding former director David Petraeus, an intelligence report has been released in which the agency suggests “the U.S. develop a systematic and enduring whole-of-government strategy for monitoring threats connected to climate change.”

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