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  • Conservatives Shouldn’t Fear Evolutionary Theory

    05/13/2019 1:51:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    National Review ^ | May 13, 2019 | Razib Khan
    It is a crowning achievement of Western civilization and a rejoinder to the modern myths of the Left. As an evolutionary geneticist and a conservative, I take some interest in critiques of Darwinism. I have come to expect that every few years a new book by Michael Behe, a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University, will trigger commentary relaying his skepticism of evolutionary theory to the interested public. And this will result in vociferous rejoinders from evolutionary biologists. But evolutionary biology is nothing for conservatives to fear, because it is one of the crowning achievements of modern Western civilization. It...
  • Why People Let Go of Freedom

    02/01/2019 11:13:06 AM PST · by huckfillary · 14 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | February 1, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    For a country to stay free, it must be dominated by people who want to be free. To want freedom, you have to NOT be afraid. If you’re afraid of life, and you lack confidence or initiative, freedom will not appeal to you. Being taken care of will appeal to you. America started as a vast wilderness, populated only with a few cities. People who came to America were not afraid. If they were, they would not have come here. And they certainly would not have stayed, or survived. It’s easy to see how and why America’s earlier generations yearned...
  • Pelosi Sends Letter to President Trump on the State of the Union Address

    01/23/2019 11:54:47 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 137 replies
    Nancy Pelosi ^ | January 23, 2019 | Speaker Nancy Pelosi
    January 23, 2019 The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: When I extended an invitation on January 3rd for you to deliver the State of the Union address, it was on the mutually agreed upon date, January 29th. At that time, there was no thought that the government would still be shut down. In my further correspondence of January 16th, I said we should work together to find a mutually agreeable date when government has re-opened and I hope that we can still do that. I am writing to inform you that...
  • Newt Gingrich: Why Congress Won't Investigate Corruption of the Clintons/DNC?

    07/27/2017 6:46:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Newt Gingrich explained on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News that Republicans are passive when it comes to examining the corruption of the Democratic Party and the Clintons.  
  • European Jews Afraid to Reveal Jewishness

    09/08/2015 11:10:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 9/8/15 | Haim Lev
    An alarming majority of Jews living in Europe today are afraid to reveal their Jewishness, a survey carried out by the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE) published on Tuesday found. The data indicates a severe erosion in the sense of security felt by European Jews. The survey found that over 85% of Jews in Europe do not bring their children to synagogue on Rosh Hashana to hear the shofar, out of fear of anti-Semitism. According to Rabbi Menachem Margolin, head of the European Jewish Association, "rabbis and community leaders from all over Europe report that more and more Jews refrain...
  • Dana Carvey: Comedians 'Afraid to Make Fun' of Obama Because They'll Be Called Racist

    11/26/2014 9:37:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/26/14 | Christian Toto
    Comedian Dana Carvey understands why comedians initially tread carefully when joking about President Barack Obama, the nation's first black Commander in Chief. What the former Saturday Night Live standout can't fathom is why fellow comic Dennis Miller got taken to the pop culture woodshed for embracing conservatism. Carvey expounded on his career, political humor and the host of radio's syndicated program The Dennis Miller Show during a wide-ranging chat with Carl Kozlowski's Radio Titans podcast Kozversations. The pair addressed the current state of political comedy, with Carvey sharing how he views his role as a stand-up and social commentator. In...
  • Why Are We Afraid of Islam?

    01/28/2014 12:17:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies ^ | 1/28/14 | victoria jackson
    15Share 18Tweet 5 0Share 61Share Print Friendly and PDF Why Are We Afraid of Islam? Posted by Victoria Jackson on January 28, 2014 at 10:17 am Dr. Bill Warner answers simply, “Because every civilization Muslims have infiltrated for the last 1400 years, they have annihilated. That’s why they’re bad neighbors.” They are infiltrating America right now. I believe this is why the mainstream media does not report the truth about Islam. I believe this is why Obama does everything he can to appease them, help them, and facilitate them. Fear. At the 15:30 mark on this video, Bill begins a...
  • French Jews too afraid to put kids in public school

    11/27/2013 8:10:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11/27/13 | JTA
    BRUSSELS — Most French Jewish parents enroll their children in private schools because of anti-Semitism, a leader of France’s Jewish community said. Anti-Semitism “affects Jewish families very seriously and is the main reason there are so few Jewish children in public schools,” Roger Cukierman, president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities, said Tuesday during a symposium on anti-Semitism at the European Parliament. “Most of them go to Jewish or Christian private schools.” Cukierman spoke at a symposium organized by the European Jewish Congress and B’nai B’rith International with European lawmakers on the findings of a recent survey...
  • Romney on ‘O’Reilly’: Obama is not a socialist

    12/20/2011 3:58:58 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 189 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-12-20 | Erik Wemple
    <p>O’Reilly: Is he a socialist?</p> <p>Romney: You know, I prefer to use the term that he’s just over his head.</p> <p>O’Reilly: Yeah, but you got to look at his economic plan. An economic plan that’s top down, federal leadership, getting us out of the recession--- he spent trillions of dollars on that. And people say, Listen, the guy’s a socialist — it’s class warfare that’s what he’s gonna wage against you if you get the nomination: You’re a rich guy, you’re out of touch. Is he a socialist?</p>
  • Political Cartoonists Afraid To Draw Obama

    02/16/2011 12:24:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    red state ^ | 2/16/11 | Caleb Howe
    “Without a doubt, people are stepping more gingerly. People are tiptoeing their way through this.”- Ted Rall, liberal editorial cartoonist. Last week’s firestorm over an editorial cartoon at the New York Post is still burning it’s way through the media and the blogosphere, and in the wake of Eric Holder’s declaration that Americans (read: white Americans) are cowards and James Clyburn’s claim that rejection of stimulus funds is motivated by racism, the reactions are naturally mixed and sometimes contentious. Reverend Al Sharpton, for example, is demanding investigations and protests. MSNBC is having shouting matches. Some cartoonists are simply preparing to...
  • Who's afraid of Barack Obama? Nobody

    06/09/2010 11:14:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 49+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 6/9/10 | S.E. Cupp
    Many great thinkers have written about power and fear, and more adroitly, about the power of fear. There's Michel Foucault, who asserts the power of surveillance (or, at least, the power of the threat of surveillance). Then there's Machiavelli's sobering advice to Lorenzo de' Medici, about using fear to maintain stability. Even Gandhi reflected on the power of fear, opining that the "power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment." No offense to the Mahatma, but he'd have made a terrible President of the United States
  • Why we should be very afraid of Elena Kagan

    05/24/2010 9:05:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 385+ views
    power line ^ | 5/24/10 | staff
    From the Harvard Law Record, via Ed Whelan, we learn that Elena Kagan considers Israeli supreme court justice Aharon Barak her "judicial hero." According to Kagan, Barak "is the judge who has best advanced democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and justice." However, it would appear that Kagan's judicial hero actually has very little regard for the rule of law and, indeed, is the antithesis of what a judge should be. That, at least, has been my understanding of Barak. It is also the view of Judge Richard Posner, and he makes a compelling case: [A]lthough he is familiar...
  • White House reporters afraid to criticize the White House

    04/29/2010 9:56:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 1,431+ views
    salon ^ | 4/29/10 | Glenn Greenwald
    Politico's Josh Gerstein and Patrick Gavin have a long article describing the growing anger of the White House press corps towards the Obama White House. Many of the grievances are petty, though some are serious and substantive (involving lack of transparency and media manipulation), but the passage that I found most revealing is this one: Much of the criticism is off the record, both out of fear of retaliation and from worry about appearing whiny. But those views were voiced by a cross section of the television, newspaper and magazine journalists who cover the White House.
  • Rep. Markey talking to voters, but not about health care

    03/27/2010 8:28:14 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 8 replies · 698+ views ^ | 03/27/10 | AP
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Rep. Betsy Markey is talking to voters in Fort Collins this weekend. But not about her health care vote — about distracted driving.
  • Theodore H. Frank: I am not afraid of my Toyota Prius

    03/12/2010 10:31:38 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 697+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/11/10 | Theodore H. Frank
    I’ve been driving Toyota Priuses since 2001. As a junior defense lawyer in the mid-90s, I litigated a number of bogus sudden acceleration cases that were brought against General Motors. So the recent kerfuffle over alleged mysterious electronic problems with the Prius and other Toyotas has certainly caught my attention beyond just throwing my floor mat in the trunk. I knew the public hysteria had reached unprecedented proportions when my father, a Ph.D. geologist skeptical of everything from George W. Bush to global warming (and that’s just the G’s), credulously emailed me repeatedly to demand I read a press release...
  • Ft. Hood suspect was Army dilemma (extreme views overlooked due to "diversity")

    02/23/2010 5:14:04 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies · 519+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 22, 2010 | Bryan Bender
    WASHINGTON - Army superiors were warned about the radicalization of Major Nidal Malik Hasan years before he allegedly massacred 13 soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, but did not act in part because they valued the rare diversity of having a Muslim psychiatrist, military investigators wrote in previously undisclosed reports. An obvious “problem child’’ spouting extremist views, Hasan made numerous statements that were not protected by the First Amendment and were grounds for discharge by violating his military oath, investigators found. Examples of Hasan’s radical behavior have previously been disclosed in press accounts based on interviews with unnamed Army officials, including...
  • The question that flummoxed the great orator

    04/03/2009 1:02:06 PM PDT · by Scanian · 82 replies · 3,271+ views ^ | April 3, 2009 | John Crace
    <p>Nick Robinson: "A question for you both, if I may. The prime minister has repeatedly blamed the United States of America for causing this crisis. France and Germany both blame Britain and America for causing this crisis. Who is right? And isn't the debate about that at the heart of the debate about what to do now?" Brown immediately swivels to leave Obama in pole position. There is a four-second delay before Obama starts speaking [THANKS FOR NOTHING, GORDY BABY. REMIND ME TO HANG YOU OUT TO DRY ONE DAY.] Barack Obama: "I, I, would say that, er ... pause [I HAVEN'T A CLUE] ... if you look at ... pause [WHO IS THIS NICK ROBINSON JERK?] ... the, the sources of this crisis ... pause [JUST KEEP GOING, BUDDY] ... the United States certainly has some accounting to do with respect to . . . pause [I'M IN WAY TOO DEEP HERE] ... a regulatory system that was inadequate to the massive changes that have taken place in the global financial system ... pause, close eyes [THIS IS GOING TO GO DOWN LIKE A CROCK OF SHIT BACK HOME. HELP]. I think what is also true is that ... pause [I WANT NICK ROBINSON TO DISAPPEAR] ... here in Great Britain ... pause [SHIT, GORDY'S THE HOST, DON'T LAND HIM IN IT] ... here in continental Europe ... pause [DAMN IT, BLAME EVERYONE.] ...</p>
  • Gore allegedly afraid to debate Klaus

    03/06/2009 6:01:20 PM PST · by melt · 27 replies · 1,235+ views ^ | 3/6/09 | Czech News Agency
    Prague, March 5 (CTK) - Former U.S. vice-president Albert Gore allegedly feared a direct confrontation with Czech President Vaclav Klaus at a conference on global warming, and this is why Gore's presentation was rescheduled for another day, Lidove noviny (LN) writes Thursday, referring to Klaus's spokesman. Klaus will take part in the two-day international conference in Santa Barbara, the United States, on Friday, March 6 when he was to get involved in polemics with Gore, one of the main supporters of the global warming theory, which Klaus is sharply challenging. However, Gore, a Nobel Peace prize winner, will speak at...
  • What is American business afraid of ? (Why not start hiring again ?)

    12/18/2008 7:27:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies · 1,531+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 18,2008 | Mikiel de Bary
    In less than three months recently (from August 30 to November 19), the Federal Reserve System increased bank reserves in U.S. banks to more than $650 billion from under $50 billion. To remark that this was both a large and an unprecedented action would be an understatement. Since banks are permitted to lend a multiple of such reserves, it is possible that some day the U.S. money supply will begin to skyrocket amidst a new lending boom. Mr. Bernanke may now longingly dream of that day when he can become the stern central banker who must "take away the punch...
  • Matt Damon is afraid of Palin

    09/21/2008 10:21:42 PM PDT · by I am Fred Garvin · 28 replies · 338+ views
    Every election it is the same thing. If you are a celebrity you either feel the need to try to convince us simple folk how we should vote in the upcoming election or you are coerced by the media to say something ….well…idiotic. That is exactly what happened to Matt Damon the other day. He tried to convince us simple folk how to vote and at the same time made an idiotic statement. He would make the other celebtards proud. During the interview he stated he knew nothing of Sarah Palin but began to list here prior work experience albeit...