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  • Do Black Lives Really Matter to Liberals?

    12/19/2014 5:54:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/19/2014 | Tom Trinko
    If black lives matter, and we all know they do, we need to work to end the unnecessary and early deaths of black people.  It’s not enough to look at one minor source of black mortality – shootings by law enforcement officers – and ignore the reasons for the vast majority of black deaths. While hard numbers are not readily available, the best estimates available put the total number of people killed by the police across the country in any given year at significantly less than 1,000.  For example, the best estimate for 2011 shows that the police killed...
  • Can God Prevent Evil?

    12/19/2014 5:48:05 AM PST · by Gamecock · 4 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | December 19, 2014 | Timothy J. Hammons
    I found this little ditty in the comments section of a theological liberal: OldEpicurean trilemma (although also attributed to Carneades the Skeptic):If God is unable to prevent evil, then he is not all-powerful. If God is not willing to prevent evil, then he is not all-good. If God is both willing and able to prevent evil, then why does evil exist? It sounds profound and deep, but the Bible has answered this question over and over again in its denunciation of our own goodness. When the man said to Jesus, good teacher Jesus replied that only God was good. He...
  • War over Obamas Amnesty Moves to the Courts: DOJ Defeat in Federal Court is just the First Battle

    12/19/2014 5:46:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/19/2014 | Hans Von Spakovsky
    The U.S. Justice Department and the Obama administration have lost their first battle in the war over the presidents plan to provide deferred action, or amnesty, to almost 5 million illegal aliens. When the judge for a Pennsylvania federal district court held on December 16 that President Obamas Executive Action is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of powers and the Take Care Clause of the Constitution, it must have felt like it came from left field, since the case didnt involve a general attack on the immigration amnesty plan. No, U.S. v. Elionardo Juarez-Escobar is a criminal prosecution...
  • Nonstop Appeasement

    12/19/2014 5:46:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The Weekly Standard TWS ^ | December 29, 2014 | Stephen F. Hayes
    "..........This systematic pusillanimity is not a new phenomenon. Other examples: the refusal by the Obama administration to criticize the Iranian regime when it put down the Green Revolution in 2009; the administrations eagerness to reset relations with an increasingly hostile Russia; its secret negotiations with the Taliban even as the group continued its attacks on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan; the refusal to meet with any Egyptian opposition groups other than the Muslim Brotherhood. Obama is hardly the first president to seek rapprochement with our adversaries and reconciliation with our enemies, of course. But his determination to make niceeven in the...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, December 19, 2014 - Nescience

    12/19/2014 5:46:00 AM PST · by tioga · 4 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of Word for the Day. NescienceNoun 1. Absence of knowledge or awareness; ignorance. 2. Agnosticism. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on...
  • The illegal immigration story Obama doesnt want you to hear

    12/19/2014 5:45:38 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 1 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 12/18/2014 | William Allyn Root
    Hello. Im Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. And Ive got good news! A federal judge has just ruled that Barack Obamas executive action on amnesty for illegal immigrants violates the separation of powers and is, therefore, unconstitutional. Glory hallelujah! Weve finally found one judge in all of America who actually recognizes the law and is brave enough to enforce it. But in our country and our republic its not just the legal court that matters; its the court of public opinion that finally determines winners and losers. Unfortunately, the court of public opinion is Obamas home court because he...
  • U.S. Companies Clamor to Do Business in New Cuban Market

    12/19/2014 5:42:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/19/2014 | By JULIE CRESWELL
    PepsiCo wants in. So do Caterpillar and Marriott International. Within hours of President Obamas historic move to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, companies in the United States were already developing strategies to introduce their products and services to a market they have not been in for the better part of 50 years if ever. Cuba is a potential market for John Deere products and services, Ken Golden, a spokesman for Deere & Company, a leading maker of farm and construction equipment based in Illinois, said by email. But while there may be robust opportunities for some companies, especially...
  • What Was Mary Thinking?

    12/19/2014 5:42:34 AM PST · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | December 19, 2014 | Peter M. Dietsch
    Well, weve finally come to the end of our sermon series in the book of Genesis. This Sunday, December 21st, we will be looking at a passage from the first chapter of Luke as we consider the meaning of the incarnation and birth of the Son of God. At our Christmas Eve candlelight service, we will look at a couple of verses from Luke 3 and the significance of Jesus baptism (yes, you read that right just come, youll see).Marys SongAs Ive been preparing for the sermon this coming Sunday from Luke 1:39-55, Ive been thinking a lot about...
  • First cougar seen in Kentucky since the Civil War is promptly shot dead

    12/19/2014 5:41:58 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 4 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 18, 2014 | Josh Gardner
    A Fish and Wildlife official near Paris, Kentucky responded to the call about a young male mountain lion in a tree and though it best to 'dispatch it.' Once native to the state, cougars have not been spotted there since before the Civil War. An agency spokesman said, 'it seemed to be in very healthy condition' and that shooting it was the proper course of action An examination of a mountain lion killed by a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife official has found that it was a 125-pound male that appeared to be young and healthy.[CLIP]
  • CBS poll showing health-care cost pressures increasing on Americans

    12/19/2014 5:38:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s been almost five years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act and its promise to “bend the cost curve downward” for Americans and their health care. More than five years have passed since the technical start of the recovery and the Obama administration’s bragging about jobs and economic expansion. The two combined should produce noticeable improvement in the lives of Americans, yes? According to the latest CBS News poll, no (via Jeff Dunetz): Fifty-two percent of Americans say they find basic medical care affordable, but that’s down from 61 percent last December. Today, for 46 percent of...
  • Al Sharpton to have say over how Sony makes movies (Shakedown Street)

    12/19/2014 5:37:49 AM PST · by dennisw · 13 replies
    nypost ^ | December 18, 2014 | 4:04pm | By Reuven Fenton, Lia Eustachewich and Richard Johnson
    Coming to a theater near you: Al Sharpton.​ Hollywood ​came to the Rev. Al Thursday as embattled Sony exec Amy Pascal ​met ​privately with the ​black leader for 90 minutes ​in a bid to fix the fallout from the ​cyberhacking ​leak of embarrassing, racially charged emails. Pascal agreed to let Sharpton have a say in how Sony makes motion pictures, in an effort to combat what he called “inflexible and immovable racial exclusion in Hollywood.” “We have agreed to having a working group deal with the racial bias and lack of diversity in Hollywood,” said Sharpton. He said Sony would...
  • Yes, Christians Can Support Torture: And They're Not Bad Christians For Doing So

    12/19/2014 5:36:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/18/2014 | D.C. McAllister
    In a recent post cited by Patheos, nondenominational pastor Brian Zahnd brashly proclaims You Cannot Be Christian and Support Torture. There is no possibility of compromise. The support of torture is off the table for a Christian. I suppose you can be some version of a patriot and support the use of torture, but you cannot be any version of Christian and support torture. So choose one: A torture-endorsing patriot or a Jesus-following Christian. But dont lie to yourself that you can be both. You cannot. Any thoughtful person, no matter their religion or non-religion, knows that you cannot...
  • The Conservative Case For Normalizing Relations With Cuba

    12/19/2014 5:33:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/18/2014 | Tom Nichols
    Okay, everyone. Calm down. There are a lot of reasons to be worried about the presidents decision to normalize relations with Cuba. Not least among them is that this is the least-adept foreign policy team in post-Cold War history (yes, I include the Carter and Bush 43 White Houses in that evaluation), and after six years of being taken to the cleaners by bad regimes, it feels like its happening again. It also looks too much like a quid pro quo for the release of an imprisoned American. And its being rationalized by the president himself in terms that show...
  • Wyoming lawmakers back bill to promote coal exports

    12/19/2014 5:27:35 AM PST · by thackney
    Casper Star-Tribune ^ | 12/18/2014 | BENJAMIN STORROW
    Wyoming could help finance the construction of a coal export dock in the Pacific Northwest, according to the executive director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority. Loyd Drain said he had a "serious" conversation with an unidentified party in the past six months about the possibility of financing a coal port. His comments come as state lawmakers ready a bill that would boost the WIA's borrowing authority to $3 billion and allow the agency to work on projects outside Wyoming. "If our ability to provide the financing for a facility is the catalyst to get the dang thing built, then well...
  • Happy Clinton Impeachment Day!

    12/19/2014 5:27:34 AM PST · by The Sons of Liberty · 1 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/19/204 | self
    Happy Clinton Impeachment Day! On this day in 1998 Bubba Clinton was Impeached By the House. Unfortunately, the Senate then, as now, had no backbone and the traitor miscreant was not removed. In the next few months we have an even graver threat to our Liberty to deal with. The GODless communist usurper, who fancies himself as dictator, MUST be removed and incarcerated! Let's pray, for the sake of our beloved Country, that congress will swiftly do what's best for our future by upholding The Constitution and removing Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama!
  • Graham and Schumer: U.S. must veto any U.N. resolution imposing terms on Israel

    12/19/2014 5:17:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-18-14 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Jerusalem Post reports: Secretary of State John Kerry would not guarantee the US will veto unilateral Palestinian actions at the United Nations, speaking to reporters on Tuesday. Weve made no determinations about language, approaches, specific resolutions, any of that, the secretary told the press in London. This isnt the time to detail private conversations. or speculate on a UN Security Council resolution that hasnt even been tabled. Tabled yet or not, Jordan and France have publicly declared their intentions to move forward with resolutions that would set a UN-mandated timeline for Israels withdrawal from the West Bank, without approval...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/19/14)[Prayer]

    12/19/2014 5:14:33 AM PST · by left that other site · 1 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/19/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Abraham and Sarah New International Version (NIV) 8By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God....
  • EPA: Time to Abolish, Not Merely Restrict

    12/19/2014 5:11:51 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 12/18/2014 | William F. Jasper
    (EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy) The federal SWAT team of nearly two dozen heavily armed agents from the EPA, FBI, and other agencies descended on the Canal Refining Co. in Church Point, Louisiana. Their target: Hubert P. Vidrine, Jr., the plant manager. His crime? Allegedly storing hazardous materials. His employees were herded up and treated like criminals. They were prevented from using the restrooms for several hours, as well as being denied the right to call their homes and daycare centers to make plans to have their children picked up. That was in September 1996. It took the federal government...
  • U Michigan Is A Bastion Of Free Speech, But Only For Liberals

    12/19/2014 5:09:13 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 6 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/18/2014 | Steve Berman
    The University of Michigan is a bastion of free speech, according to its own public affairs department. Freedom of expression is a core value of @UMich. Statement regarding column by Professor Susan Douglas http://t.co/tSouGSRaKI UM Public Affairs (@UMPublicAffairs) December 18, 2014 But only if youre a liberal. One professor is allowed to publish a hate piece about Republicans, but a conservative student is fired for his own article. UMich professor Susan Douglas, chair-liberal of the communications department,wrote a hit pieceentitled Its okay to hate Republicans. "I hate Republicans," she wrote to begin her column. "I can't stand the thought of...
  • Jews afraid to bury kin at Mount of Olives

    12/19/2014 5:08:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    YNet ^ | 12.18.14 | Itamar Eichner
    Heightened tensions in Jerusalem causes concern about interment in ancient cemetery; organization seeks president's help. Mount of Olives Cemetery in Jerusalem is one of the most ancient Jewish burial grounds in the world, not far from the Temple Mount, but recently some Jews have not wanted to bury relatives there. The security situation, Palestinian vandalism, and stone throwing along the routes leading to the mountain have contributed to the decline. Leaders from the "Chevra Kadisha" organization in Jerusalem met with President Reuven Rivlin, whose parents are both buried at the Mount of Olives, and requested his help to encourage the...
  • Marsha Blackburn for House speaker to replace John Boehner

    12/19/2014 5:08:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12/18/14 | Judson Phillips
    The final recount from Novembers election had not even been finished when current House Speaker John Boehner blew the mandate. Voters gave the Republican Party a majority in the House of Representatives they had not seen in 80 years. Voters kicked Democrats to the curb in the Senate as the GOP had a nine-vote swing. snip On Jan. 3, a new Congress begins and one of the first orders of business in the House of Representatives is to pick a new speaker. The conventional wisdom is Mr. Boehner will be re-elected speaker. That may well happen and if it does...
  • 'You are a white lady telling me what is racist!': Whoopi Goldberg loses it with Rosie O'Donnell

    12/19/2014 5:06:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 18, 2014 | Topper Toussaint
    Complete headline: 'You are a white lady telling me what is racist!': Whoopi Goldberg loses it with Rosie O'Donnell on The View in heated debate about Barack Obama being mistaken for a valet Co-hosts were discussing Barack Obama being mistaken for a valet Whoopi Goldberg said it was stupid people not knowing their president O'Donnell brought up racism, Goldberg became infuriated A screaming match over racism erupted between Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell on Thursday's episode of The View. The show's co-hosts were discussing the news that Barack Obama was mistaken for a valet. Goldberg dismissed the confusion as one...
  • EIA, Analyst: US Crude Production Strong, Despite Rig Count Decline

    12/19/2014 5:05:37 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | December 18, 2014 | Gene Lockard
    Rig counts have trended lower in recent weeks, and the drop is right on schedule, according to online economic blog Zero Hedge. There is a lag time of about four to six months before initial declines in crude oil prices lead to a reduction in rig counts, and its been about that long since crude oil prices began sliding last summer. But while analysts acknowledge the reduction in rigs, they say production levels will continue to grow, though not as quickly. There can be a reduction of as much as 10 to 25 percent in the number of wells without...
  • TransCanada CEO says it's not easy, but oil business is 'resilient'

    12/19/2014 5:02:56 AM PST · by thackney
    CTV News ^ | December 18, 2014 | Lauren Krugel
    The CEO of TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) says he doesn't see the oil industry's appetite for new pipelines faltering even though crude prices have skidded to the lowest point in more than five-years. In an interview in his downtown Calgary office, Russ Girling said he's seen ups and downs far more drastic over his career and expects the oilpatch will come out of the latest downturn in reasonably good shape. "There's a tremendous need to build irrespective of the price of the commodity right now," Girling said. "We're being pressed to get these facilities online as quickly as we possibly can."...
  • The Sony Hack Was An Act of War, Not A Crime

    12/19/2014 5:02:07 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/18/2014 | IBD Staff
    Cyberwar: Like a bomb detonating in slow motion, the scale and destructiveness of the Sony hack has only now become fully apparent. Telling Americans to go to the movies doesn't cut it as a government response. At first, it seemed as if Sony was the latest victim of hackers who delight in stealing confidential information and sending it along to WikiLeaks. The hackers called themselves "Guardians of Peace" and claimed, "We want equality. Sony doesn't." Sony initially labeled the event as "an IT matter." For a while, the hack seemed to threaten only the reputations of some Hollywood big shots,...
  • FCC says Redskins name not offensive

    12/19/2014 5:00:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2014 | (With AP)
    The Federal Communications Commission dismissed a petition Thursday to deny renewal of WWXX-FMs broadcast license because its the flagship radio station of the NFLs Washington Redskins, whose name has come under fire by some who see it as a derogatory term for Native Americans. The petition claimed repeated use of the word Redskins violates rules against indecent content.
  • The Conventional Wisdom On Oil Is Always Wrong

    12/19/2014 4:54:53 AM PST · by thackney · 17 replies
    538 Economics ^ | DEC 18, 2014 | BEN CASSELMAN
    In 2008, I moved to Dallas to cover the oil industry for The Wall Street Journal. Like any reporter on a new beat, I spent months talking to as many experts as I could. They didnt agree on much. Would oil prices then over $100 a barrel for the first time keep rising? Would post-Saddam Iraq ever return to the ranks of the worlds great oil producers? Would China overtake the U.S. as the worlds top consumer? A dozen experts gave me a dozen different answers. But there was one thing pretty much everyone agreed on: U.S. oil...
  • US appeals court deems gun law unconstitutional

    12/19/2014 4:50:53 AM PST · by Zakeet · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2014
    A federal appeals court in Cincinnati deemed a law unconstitutional that kept a Michigan man who was committed to a mental institution from owning a gun. The three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that a federal ban on gun ownership for those who have been committed to a mental institution violated the Second Amendment rights of 73-year-old Clifford Charles Tyler. Tyler attempted to buy a gun and was denied on the grounds that he had been committed to a mental institution in 1986 after suffering emotional problems stemming from a divorce. He was only...
  • There They Go Again

    12/19/2014 4:50:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    With metronomic precision each year, the national press corps begins running columns by "religion scholars" who wish you to know that Jesus Christ is a fictional character. Mind you, no newspaper of note in the world is brave enough to run a similar story about the Prophet Muhammed... The latest comes from a "lecturer in religious studies" from Australia named Raphael Lataster. The Washington Post felt compelled to run this so the godless heathens in Washington, D.C., can continue on with no consequence. According to Mr. Lataster, "There are no existing eyewitness or contemporary accounts of Jesus. All we have...
  • Defend Cancer Against the Jews!

    12/19/2014 4:50:18 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 19, 2014 | Andrew Klavan
    In this special episode, our host sides with the under-privileged victim of the Israeli occupation of science Cancer! See the video and transcript below: TRANSCRIPT: Im Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. Today a disturbing story from across the sea. International news sources are reporting that Israeli scientists have been plotting to kill cancer. Thats right, sinister Jewish researchers who are Jewish have unleashed several new and deadly weapons in their insidious war against cancer. Theyve developed a revolutionary new protein that could cause cancer cells to destroy themselves in what can only be described as a...
  • Don't expect a Cuban oil bonanza

    12/19/2014 4:48:35 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/17/14 | MATT DAILY and ELANA SCHOR
    More U.S. travelers may soon start flocking to Cuba, but dont expect oil executives to follow them. Cuba is believed to hold sizable oil and gas resources off its northwest coast, in the eastern Gulf of Mexico raising speculation that the Communist nation could become an attractive target for energy companies if Wednesdays diplomatic thaw eventually leads to the end of the five-decade-old U.S. trade embargo. But exploration by Brazilian, Malaysian and Spanish companies in the past few years has failed to produce any gushers and the current worldwide glut of cheap oil is not going to encourage...
  • Jeb and Hillary: Dynastic politics in America?

    12/19/2014 4:46:17 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/18/2014 | Michael Barone
    Earlier this week Jeb Bush announced he was setting up a political committee to explore a presidential candidacy. Hillary Clinton has been exploring a presidential candidacy for months and perhaps years. Polls show Clinton with a wide lead for the Democratic nomination and Bush as a leading competitor for the Republican nomination. All of which leaves many people, some of them admirers of one or both potential candidates, queasy. Out of 319 million people in America, will our 45th president be the son of the 41st and brother of the 43rd or the wife of the 42nd? The United States...
  • Egypt jails 40 Morsi backers for church fires

    12/19/2014 4:37:41 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    An Egyptian court sentenced 40 backers of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to up to 15 years in jail Thursday for violence including torching churches, a judicial source said. Followers of Morsi have been the target of a relentless crackdown by the authorities since he was deposed in July 2013 by ex-army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The criminal court in Assiut in southern Egypt sentenced two defendants to 15 years each, while the others were given jail terms ranging from one year to 10, the source said. They were accused of taking part in acts of violence...
  • GERMANS DRIVE 20 MILES INTO BELGIUM; ALLIED FLIERS POUND TANK SPEARHEADS (12/19/44)

    12/19/2014 4:36:39 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/19/44 | Drew Middleton, Richard J.H. Johnston, Clifton Daniel, Frank L. Kluckhohn, George Horne, Lewis Wood
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  • From Cuba to Sony, Tis' The Season For Surrender

    12/19/2014 4:34:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | Mark Davis
    As we prepare to enjoy the blessings of Christmas, it is hard to underestimate the enormous gifts we have given to two of the worlds most pernicious dictators. Under Kim Jong Uns tree, a free pass to run the American movie industry. And in Raoul Castros fancy basket, the gift of normalization: an American embassy, millions in trade, maybe even a removal of his regime form our list of terror-supporters. Both gifts were made possible by the sad spectacle of capitulation a colossal give-up on the principles that make America great or did for a while. Lets begin with Cuba,...
  • Obama adds Cuba to his list of sellouts

    12/19/2014 4:33:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2014 | Donald Lambro -
    President Obama continues to embrace low-tier, go-it-alone executive actions to pad the last two years of his mistake-filled, empty-agenda presidency in a hopeless hunt for a legacy. His arrogant decision this week to re-establish diplomatic relations with communist Cuba is the latest example of a president desperately searching for something do without having to deal with Congress. You can comb through all of the polling data for the top concerns of the American people, and renewing U.S. relations with Cuba's evil Castro dictatorship is not among them. With his job approval ratings in the basement and his political party toppled...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    12/19/2014 4:33:05 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 26 replies
    #WorstHolidayTradition@HalBrennan tweeted: “We always leave milk and cookies out on Christmas Eve, but find two empty beer bottles in the morning.” @ManningInc posted, “The arms from Baby Jesus in our nativity scene broke off, so now we replace them with miniature pretzel sticks.”@graciebell06 tweeted, “As each gift is opened my uncle yells, “It’s a sports bra!”@ziggaplease tweeted, “After unwrapping a present, we ball up the paper and throw it at the ceiling fan and cheer when someone gets hit in the face.”@m0d0k posted, “After our Christmas dinner, my family gets out a cuff to see whose blood pressure is...
  • A Jew Says "Merry Christmas" and "Vote for Dr Carson"

    12/19/2014 4:28:31 AM PST · by Yaacov · 5 replies
    Run Ben Run Blog ^ | 12/18/2014 | Jerome N. Gould
    ...The Individual, Enterprise, Study, Work and Liberty formed the culture of the greatest country the world has yet seen, Benjamin Carsons life, and especially the story of his remarkable mother and his escape from poverty echo the birth drama of The United States of America. In the end it is all about culture. He was born an outsider, a poor black kid. He became a great man because he was raised by a great mother. Dr. Carsons single mother worked menial jobs all her life and yet she raised two sons to distinguished lives. One became a U.S. Naval Officer...
  • Food for Thought:Some Implications of Sony

    12/19/2014 4:27:10 AM PST · by nathanbedford · 14 replies
    Vanity ^ | December 19, 2014 | Nathan Bedford
    Implications of Sony 1. The threat posed by unidentified attackers of the Sony system is not limited to the Hollywood corporation but has broad, even existential, implications for homeland defense, for liberty, especially the First Amendment, and for the economy. 2. Our nuclear facilities, our transportation infrastructure, our communication infrastructure, our banking institutions, Wall Street, our media, system of justice and the rule of law, in short, the whole structure which holds our way of life together and keeps us from anarchy are potentially threatened by any expansion or intensification of this threat. 3. The identity of the hackers is...
  • The Evolution of an American Patriot From the Battlefield to Capitol Hill to Policy Development

    12/19/2014 4:22:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | Allen West
    I have been granted a rare opportunity to embark on a new endeavor as CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a national think tank headquartered in Dallas. After serving my country for 22 years of honorable active duty service in a military career and a term in US House of Representatives, I now have a new mission: leading one of Americas premier public policy research centers into its fourth decade. Our objective is to create the preeminent free-market, public policy group in America. My years in and following elected office have brought me to a deeply held conviction:...
  • TGIF Toons

    12/19/2014 4:21:22 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • The Reagan Void and 2016

    12/19/2014 4:14:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    We all have to suspect that neither Truman nor Ike would have let the Castro brothers write their own ticket as President Obama did Wednesday. We know with certainty that neither JFK, LBJ, RN, Ford, Carter, Reagan, either Bush nor Bill Clinton would have done what President Obama did vis-a-vis Cuba because none of the last nine presidents did so, even though all were confronted with essentially the circumstances: a communist dictatorship exporting revolution throughout Central and South America (and during Carter's years, throughout Africa) while brutally oppressing their own people with complete disdain for basic human rights. We can...
  • Mrs. Obama's Tall Tales of Racialized Victimhood

    12/19/2014 4:07:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Oh, woe is she. In an "exclusive" interview with People magazine this week, first lady Michelle Obama lamented the "sting" of "racist experiences" that she and her husband allegedly still suffer. My message for America's Marie Antoinette? Cry me a river. To show how she's down with The Struggle of post-Ferguson agitators, Mrs. Obama cited a supposedly horrifying incident at a Target store where she was treated, in her paranoid mind, as a subservient. "Even as the first lady," she bemoaned, "not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked...
  • June Trial Set in Yee Corruption Case (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/19/2014 3:53:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 12/18/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee could face a jury as early as June for charges of political corruption and conspiracy to import guns. At a scheduling conference on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Yee will be tried along with his political consultant Keith Jackson, who also faces drug and murder-for-hire charges. Breyer said those charges will be tried separately, but lawyers for the defendants, including Yee's lawyer James Lassart, were not satisfied. "The firearms charges are going to be extremely prejudicial. The government has acquired 50 to 70 different firearms that, undoubtedly to...
  • Michael Vick: Playing for the Redskins would be a dream come true

    12/19/2014 3:41:28 AM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    How do you make a crazy quarterback situation in Washington even crazier? You add Michael Vick. The Jets quarterback, a Virginia native who's set to be a free agent at the end of this season, said this week that returning close to home to play for the Redskins would be a "dream come true." "I'm open to playing for anybody that wants to win," Vick told Newsday.com. "But obviously, going back home, I mean, that'll be a dream come true, but I would hate to get my hopes up for something that wouldn't happen. So I can't even think about...
  • Today's Toons 12/19/14

    12/19/2014 3:35:23 AM PST · by pookie18 · 5 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 12/19/14 | pookie18
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  • Eric Holder On Race: We, As A Nation, Have Failed

    12/19/2014 3:28:31 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    News One ^ | 12/18/2014
    After alluding to lyrics of slain rapper Tupac Shakur in a perfectly pitched response to a heckler recently, it did not seem that outgoing U.S. Attorney Eric Holder could best that talk in Atlanta, which came in the explosive aftermath of a Ferguson grand jurys decision not to indict a White officer in the death of an unarmed Black man. But the brave courtroom brawler returned to the national stage to drop some serious knowledge about the state of race in America. This time the discussion was about race in America, the wave of protests against police violence and President...
  • Pelosi laments end of 'Colbert Report' ("The Nation mourns")

    12/19/2014 3:28:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/14 | Judy Kurtz
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is lamenting the end of The Colbert Report, saying its a loss for truthiness advocates across America. The Comedy Central series ends its run Thursday night. Host Stephen Colbert is poised to take the reins at CBSs The Late Show, when David Letterman retires next year. The House minority leader appeared in a sketch earlier this month with Colbert, who plays a faux cable news host on the show. Pelosi stretched her acting muscles as a wheelie-popping bike cop who preached safety to Colbert and Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.).
  • The West Should Not Let Russia Fall Apart

    12/19/2014 3:23:15 AM PST · by edpc · 9 replies
    Fortune ^ | 18 Dec 2014 | Cyrus Sinati
    The West shouldnt stoke the fires engulfing Russias wounded economy. Talk in Washington and Brussels this week of levying further economic sanctions on Russia seems counterproductive and will only make matters worse for all parties involved. Like it or not, Russias economy has grown simply too big to fail, and its political and military might is too dangerous to ignore. The West might have better luck in advancing its goals in the region by helping, not hurting, the Russian bear in its time of need.
  • Birds 'heard tornadoes coming' and fled one day ahead

    12/19/2014 2:32:01 AM PST · by moose07 · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 December 2014 | Jonathan Webb
    US scientists say tracking data shows that five golden-winged warblers "evacuated" their nesting site one day before the April 2014 tornado outbreak. Geolocators showed the birds left the Appalachians and flew 700km (400 miles) south to the Gulf of Mexico. The next day, devastating storms swept across the south and central US. Writing in the journal Current Biology, ecologists suggest these birds - and others - may sense such extreme events with their keen low-frequency hearing. Remarkably, the warblers had completed their seasonal migration just days earlier, settling down to nest after a 5,000km (3,100 mile) journey from Colombia. Dr...