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  • Rest easy, citizens: TSA finds almost 1 in 20 test bombs during screening

    06/01/2015 2:22:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A few weeks ago I had to go back to DC yet again for the Right Online conference and it involved flying in and out of Reagan, as well as Newark. As usual, I stood in the long lines – even with my previous screening check mark on my boarding passes – and went through all the rituals of unloading some of my things and passing through a detector. When I arrived at the hotel I opened my bag to find the usual TSA greeting card indicating that they had searched my checked baggage, no matter how much of...
  • Blimps Over Capitol: Just Hot Air?

    05/27/2015 8:53:14 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 5 a.m. May 27 | Hannah Hess
    Coming soon to a Capitol skyline near you: Giant blimps at 10,000 feet? The woman at the helm of the House Administration Committee thinks the Capitol needs eyes in the sky, after authorities failed to detect Florida mailman Douglas Hughes April 15 gyrocopter flight. Chairwoman Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., visited U.S. Customs and Border Patrol ground stations along the Southern border in January and was amazed at the clarity of the Tethered Aerostat Radar System, or TARS. She is suggesting the sophisticated technology might suit the Capitol. That would mean giant blimps stretching along the Washington, D.C., skyline at...
  • Marco Rubio: Were at the waters edge of mainstream Christian teachings being branded hate speech

    05/26/2015 6:03:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via the Brody File, hard to believe a country that’s 70 percent Christian would acquiesce in a legal regime like that, but then I look at this poll and remember we’ve already reached the point where Christian-owned businesses can be effectively shuttered by the state for politely declining to participate in a gay wedding. It’d be more accurate to say that the effort to brand Christian teachings that undermine progressivism as “hate speech” has already begun in the public sphere, with the fate of the private sphere still undetermined. Based on early indications, though, merely entertaining an opponent of...
  • Gallup: At least 20% of Americans are gay, as estimated by more than half of Americans

    05/21/2015 8:07:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    “We’re not a smart people,” says Ace, pointing to a similar but now outdated 2012 survey from Gallup.The actual number of gays is around four percent, as best anyone can tell. What’s your guesstimate, America?Fifty-three percent think gays compose at least 20 percent of the population. Huh. I don’t know what’s odder, the fact that this number has grown as the public’s paid more attention to gays over the past 13 years or the fact that guesstimates were already wildly inflated in 2002, before gay marriage had picked up national momentum. Logically, you would think the estimates would have...
  • Gallup: Majority of Republicans now view gay and lesbian relations as morally acceptable

    05/21/2015 8:03:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    I’m old enough to remember an America where Boy Scouts could have water-pistol fights and most Republicans thought gay relationships were immoral. Which is to say, I’m more than a year old.This … may not be the best day to cite research on people’s changing views of gay relationships, given that another recent bombshell study of attitudes towards gays was just debunked as having used faked data. We can trust a pollster as credible as Gallup, though.Can’t we?On the one hand, that sudden spike in GOP support from the low 40s to a clear majority over the past 12...
  • Starbucks app fail leads to manager's epic YouTube meltdown

    05/15/2015 7:53:52 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Ahead of me might be someone who's desperate to be modern and pay with their Starbucks app. They wave it at the scanner. It doesn't work. They wave it again. It still doesn't work. Then they poke at their phone. They wave it again. Finally a beep. My regular baristas, Kurshina and Marie, have patience coursing through their veins. I, however, mutter through gritted gums: "Wouldn't it have been easier to pay cash?" It seems that such a scenario might have played a part in one of the more spectacular customer service angerfests of the year. This one was at...
  • Bill OReilly refuses to reveal results AFDI cartoon poll

    05/14/2015 8:45:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 62 replies
    Fascist Bill OReilly started a poll last week on The OReilly via his websites asking viewers/readers if they agreeded with Pamela Geller and the ADFI draw Mohammed cartoon poll. OReilly has done nothing but slam Geller for her daring attempt to use free speech at a private ADFI event.
  • Sabotage! Will Bill Save Us from Hill?

    05/12/2015 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 12,2015 | Roger L Simon
    The more we read of the escapades or listen to the remarks of William Jefferson Clinton, the less it seems he wants his wife to be president. Even the court eunuchs at the Washington Post are starting to worry. Now naturally, Bill cannot come out and say as much, not even to himself in the small hours of the morning. But the way hes behaving under fire I gotta pay our bills! does the talking for him. As attractive as a Third Clinton Presidency may be in fantasy, Id wager the reality of being First Man gives Bill...
  • Freedom Of Speech, But

    05/06/2015 12:03:54 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 19 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/06/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    It's quite astonishing to watch what is unfolding in America today as our media engages in self-censorship while acting as apologists for the actions of Islamic terrorism. By doing this, the media not only sacrifices the freedom of speech that is essential to our pluralistic society, but it also promotes the fear that jihadists seek to instill by dictating what is and isn't "off limits" to debate. This is already happening with news reporters such as Ayman Mohyeldin of NBC now calling for special speech protections for Islam in the wake of Sunday's terrorist attack in Garland, Texas. Pamela Geller...
  • Circling the Drain in Baltimore

    05/04/2015 8:04:01 PM PDT · by No One Special · 16 replies
    JR Nyquist's website ^ | May 3, 2015 | JR Nyquist
    Circling the Drain in Baltimore Commentary for 3 May 2015 The NSA has made a coloring book for kids. Why not? Our intelligence community has been catering to adult children for the last fifty years. Political correctness at the NSA, as with the CIA, long ago reached a level incompatible with national security. The NSA even has an Earth Day mascot/cartoon character. As a provocation, political correctness is a scheme for neutralizing and discrediting Americas most important institutions. Long ago James Burnham explained that latter-day liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide. And who, in the end, will fight for...
  • "Hillary is the worst option": How Moscow sees American politics

    05/04/2015 7:59:43 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 18 replies
    vox ^ | May 5, 2015 | Max Fisher
    Everyone in Moscow tells you that if you want to understand Russia's foreign policy and its view of its place the world, the person you need to talk to is Fyodor Lukyanov. Lukyanov is the chair of Russia's Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, as well as the editor-in-chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs, which are something like the Russian equivalents of America's Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs though the Russian versions are considered much closer to the state and its worldview.
  • Cats and Kardashians

    05/04/2015 6:24:24 PM PDT · by winedarksea · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 1st, 2015 | Christopher S. Carson
    Just because youre not interested in politics doesnt mean politics isnt interested in you. Americans seem to have forgotten this dictum. A brand-new poll, taken in the form of an online survey, was just issued by the Pew Research Center. It paints a melancholy picture about the abysmal state of knowledge the U.S. public possesses on public affairs the more so when you reflect that self-selection was probably present. In other words, you probably are brighter than Joe Sixpack if you could be bothered to take the test in the first place. Most people knew who Martin Luther King...
  • Minnesota mosques, Muslim orgs complain about anti-terror program

    05/01/2015 8:17:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Complete Fox News article Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/1/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Muslim agitation, attrition, the litigation jihad accompanies all counter terror programs in these United States. We are constantly being told, scolded, admonished and clubbed with the now well worn meme that “only a tiny minority” “a radical few” Muslims engage in jihad. And yet we never see Muslim organizations supporting, encouraging cooperation and applauding any counter terror efforts.Why is that? Based on everything we are constantly being told about moderate Muslims – this is an impossibility. And yet this impossibility is our constant companion.Is it any wonder there is a stream of young Muslims from these communities and mosques flocking...
  • Campaign Canards: Don't fall for these electoral fallacies

    04/30/2015 7:10:18 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 16 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | April 30, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Campaign Canards: Dont fall for these electoral fallacies by Daniel Clark Now that candidates are officially entering the 2016 race, its only a matter of time before political pundits and historians start regurgitating every factoid, tidbit and dose of conventional wisdom theres ever been about presidential campaigns. Unfortunately, most of them will be wrong. In particular, here are some of the most stubborn electoral fallacies that we can expect to hear repeated over the next 18 months: * The New Hampshire primary results are very important. From a fundraising standpoint, there may be some truth to that, but the...
  • PHOTO: Boston Jihad bomber brandishing a gun, dressed in a Islamic warscarf, and Islamic garb

    04/28/2015 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/28/15 | Pamela Geller
    One day a fun loving partier and then transformed into someone more closely resembling a devout Muslim when he returned. That is according to his friend. Rogerio Franca, who lived near the Tsarnaev family in Cambridge, Massachusetts, told jurors Tamerlan was a partier before his trip to Russia but transformed into someone more closely resembling a devout Muslim when he returned. Most of the time he was drunk, most of the time he was high, Franca said of Tamerlan before his transformation. Afterward, his neighbor Franca said he saw Tamerlan in downtown Boston and he appeared different he grew...
  • Vietnam veteran stands up to Baltimore rioters, becomes hero of the night

    04/28/2015 6:42:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN1qSRgKoU0While police stood by and watched the city of Baltimore succumb to looting and plundering, one lone Vietnam veteran stood in front of them, and in front of rioters, and took control of the situation like only a veteran can. Robert Valentine, who initially identified himself as just a soldier, was caught by CNN cameras yelling at the rioters to go away. Shockingly, they listened. CNN reporter Joe Johns asked Valentine if he was concerned for his own safety when he confronted the mob. I did 30 years, OK, came out a Master Sergeant. Ive seen more than all this,...
  • China Says Please Stop Hiring Funeral Strippers

    04/23/2015 11:58:57 AM PDT · by McGruff · 44 replies
    Wall street Journal ^ | April 23, 2015
    In China, friends and family of the deceased may have to do without a special form of funereal entertainment: strippers. According to a statement from the Ministry of Culture on Thursday, the government plans to work closely with the police to eliminate such performances, which are held with the goal of drawing more mourners.
  • So Who Beat the Crap Out of Harry Reid?

    04/14/2015 4:07:01 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 48 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 4/12/2015 | Staff
    Some have suggested it was Chinese mafia or even Hillary Clinton, but lets stop beating around the bush (bad pun): who beat the crap out of Nevada Democrat Senator Harry Reid? A few months back Senator Reid, who has previously admitted hes very excited about the fact that that Obamacare is essentially just a clever way to dupe America into a socialist one-payer healthcare system that is totally controlled by the government, showed up to work looking like someone beat him up. At the time, Reid, who has extensive corrupt multi-billion-dollar dealings with Chinese energy companies that would require the...
  • Barf alert: 19 months of Chelsea in your face on the way

    04/13/2015 7:00:13 AM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 13, 2015 | By Thomas Lifson
    Chelsea Clinton is no longer the innocent teen she was when she lived in the White House and reportedly called the Secret Service agents guarding her family with their lives pigs. She has signed on as a key part of her mothers campaign for the presidency, and now she is fair game. Although her God-given looks are not generally worthy of mention, the excesses of Photoshopping are also fair game. As so often the case, Iowahawk (aka, David Burge) tweeted the best comment on her Elle cover: The Hoover Dam of Airbrushing Projects.
  • Did Harry Reids brother beat the snot out of him?

    04/06/2015 2:44:57 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 53 replies
    So was it Harry Reids brother Larry who beat the snot out of him? No one believes that exercise equipment BS considering the injuries Dingy Harry Reid sustained. Powerline Blog has sources that claim it was Harry Reids brother Larry who beat the snot out of him. Of course, nothing is confirmed about Larry Reid and is at this point speculative. I guess well see if the truth ever comes out.
  • Here They Are=> The Offensive & Racist Ferguson Emails Released today by the DOJ

    04/04/2015 6:35:05 PM PDT · by blueyon · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 4/3/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Holder DOJ released 14 pages of racist or offensive emails they collected during their multi-year investigation of the Ferguson police department. Here is one email:
  • John Kerry Says Nuclear Deal With Iran is Possible: If Allah Wills It

    03/30/2015 1:04:18 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/30/2015 | Jim Hoft
    John Kerry told reporter Laura Rozen this weekend that a nuclear deal with Iran is possible, Inshallah. (note: Inshallah in Arabic means "If Allah wills it")...
  • American Blogger Offered Money to Publish Russian Propaganda

    03/25/2015 12:19:04 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 18 replies
    Global voices ^ | 24 Mar 2015 | Maria Volkova
    An American blogger turned down the offer of a lifetime this past weekend: getting paid to do nothing. The slight catch was that he had to publish articles written by someone else on his blog and claim them as his ownno big deal, right? According to the blogger, David Swanson, after giving a talk at an anti-war event in Washington DC on March 20, he was approached by a young man with a thick Russian accent who introduced himself as Alexsei G. Padalko. This man showed Swanson his business card, which identified him as an air attach assistant for the...
  • Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame

    In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously. Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. In a brave talk, she takes a look at our culture of humiliation, in which online shame equals dollar signs and demands a different way.
  • Giant Methane Storms On Uranus

    03/10/2015 7:27:55 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 115 replies
    IFLScience.com ^ | 10MAR2015 | Helen Maynard-Casely
    Most of the times we have looked at Uranus, it has seemed to be a relatively calm place. Well, yes its atmosphere is the coldest place in the solar system. But, when we picture the seventh planet in our solar system invariably the image of a calming blue hazy disc that the spacecraft Voyager 2 took in 1986 comes to mind. Uranus as seen by NASAs Voyager 2 NASA/JPL-Caltech However, all we have previously known about the atmosphere of Uranus has been thrown to the wind with observations made last year. In August 2014 a group led by Imke de...
  • Trey Gowdy Releases Statement That Should Put the Fear of God Into Hillary

    03/07/2015 4:42:53 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 117 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 03-07-2015 | Blog Staff
    Rep. Trey Gowdy is making a name for himself in Washington. His Benghazi investigation has repeatedly made headlines with revelation after revelation, and hes just getting started. Now, Trey Gowdy has released a statement that should scare Hillary Clinton because it shows that everything shes been trying to hide will be eventually exposed, likely before the 2016 election.
  • Bloggers, get your applications in for Dart "Guns and 'Gun Violence' Workshop"

    02/28/2015 5:46:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The above is a screenshot from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma's call for applications from journalists to attend a "workshop for journalists on covering guns and gun violence". It is from the dartcenter.org website, so you can look for yourself. The workshop specifically includes an invitation for bloggers to apply. From DART: To help journalists and news organizations in the Southwest improve their reporting on guns and gun violence, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia Journalism School is organizing a two-day regional workshop May 29 and 30, 2015 for reporters, editors, news directors, photographers,...
  • 14 Things Everyone Should Understand About Guns

    02/24/2015 6:49:44 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | 2/24/2015 | Sean Davis
    Guns can be dangerous in the wrong hands. But so are articles about guns written by people who dont understand anything about them. Theres sadly no excuse to be ignorant about firearms. Theyve been around for hundreds of years. Theyre owned and operated safely by tens of millions of Americans each year. Our Constitution guarantees our individual right to possess guns so that we might be able to defend ourselves from those who would violently take away our freedom. Many gun controllers, however some of whom have bylines for major media organizations dont actually know the first thing...
  • Editorial Note: They Want to Silence Bloggers as they Silenced Benedict XVI

    02/22/2015 8:46:24 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 2/21/15 | Augustinus & New Catholic
    As reported on his blog and on numerous other blogs and websites, David Domet of Vox Cantoris has been threatened by Fr. Thomas Rosica CSB, CEO of Salt and Light TV and the English-language "Assistant" to Fr. Federico Lombardi, with legal action due to Mr. Domet's posts versus some of Rosica's statements relating to the Synod on the Family. It is important to note that Vox Cantoris' posts and analyses of Fr. Rosica's statements have all been limited to criticizing the latter's words of support for "pastoral" changes that undermine Catholic doctrine (the spiritual attitude Cardinal Sarah, Prefect for Divine...
  • Catholic bloggers may now be sued for offering fraternal correction?

    02/22/2015 3:01:13 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 22, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    "We invite you to criticize our institutions without reserve. One is not insulted by being informed of something amiss, but rather gets an opportunity for amendment, if the information is taken in good part, without resentment. Plato, Laws, Bk. 1, 635a In a post which may be found here, Terry McDermott writes, "We live in a litigious society. People sue for every and any reason: finding something gross in their fast food, slipping on an ice-covered driveway, getting ones feelings hurt. In media, lawsuits abound: copyright infringement and stealing someone elses work is illegal. When we post an image...
  • Vatican Suing Bloggers? Why Do People Who Promote Dissent Object to Being Called Dissenters?

    02/19/2015 7:50:08 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 2/19/15 | Tancred
    Edit: We thought being called a dissenter would be a badge of honor? It looks like Father Volpi is attempting to do the same. The blogger received a threatening letter insisting that he remove blog posts covering the Synod on the Family. How can you sue someone who says things about you that you've said about yourself? This blogger sounds absolutely terrified. Here's a portion of an article in response to Father Rosica's call for more civility in the blogosphere back in 2011 in support of the evil Father Gravel, a Pro-Abort, aberrosexual, Canadian priest then suing Life Site News,...
  • John Kerry to Appoint Open Sodomite as US Diplomat Overseas

    02/11/2015 6:33:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/9/2015 | Suzanne Hamner
    The Obama administration becomes more bizarre at every turn. Leading the pack in the bizarre this week is none other than Secretary of State, John "Lurch" Kerry. According to the Daily News, Kerry will select an open sodomite diplomat to "oversee international human rights advocacy for LGBT people." Kerry will vet candidates for the "specialized" position with the final determination being made at the end of this month. The perfect candidate will be an open sodomite and an already trained diplomat. Of further interest, the position will not require Senate confirmation. Naturally, this move was championed by the LGBT (Lesbian,...
  • The Only Strategy to Defeat Jihad

    02/11/2015 5:19:16 AM PST · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/11/15 | j.d. carson
    An imam on British television taught me more in a few minutes than any of the books I have read on Islam, some of them quite instructive. After railing at Israel and America, the imam smiled knowingly and said that if God did not want those skyscrapers to fall, he wouldn't have let airplanes fly into them. I almost shouted, "Then I guess God wants Palestinians to suffer, or else he wouldn't let Israelis do all those awful things you say they do!" I hear endless lamentations about our not having a strategy to defeat "Islamic extremism" or whatever the...
  • QUIT BASHING OBAMA

    02/10/2015 8:28:41 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    Prophesy Planet ^ | 2/10/2015 | COL. ROBERT F. CUNNINGHAM and PATRICK RISHOR
    Quit trashing Obama's accomplishments. He has done more than any other President before him. Here's a list of his impressive accomplishments: 1. First President to be photographed enjoying a joint. 2. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then totally deny he was a foreigner. 3. First President to have a social security number from a state in which he has never lived. 4. First President to preside over a downgrade of the credit rating of the United States. 5. First President to violate the War Powers Act. 6. First President to be held in contempt...
  • Nuts to You!

    02/10/2015 7:08:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    MAIN STREET U.S.A.-- It's been kind of fun, I tell you: a Florida Democratic congressman, one Alcee Hastings, calls Texas a "crazy state." Texans -- e.g., Rick Perry -- joyfully, jubilantly acknowledged the craziness that has made our state (yes, I am one of the assorted bedlamites) foremost in the country for economic growth. How come Texas leads in job creation and in general economic wellbeing -- the oil price free-fall notwithstanding? Because we're all nuts down here? It's a nice kind of nuttiness, if so. Not that Texas -- very much a part of our fallen, post-Edenic world --...
  • Thousands of WordPress Sites Affected By Zero-Day Exploit

    02/06/2015 9:21:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    hardocp.com ^ | Thursday February 05, 2015
    Thousands of WordPress Sites Affected By Zero-Day ExploitThanks to a vulnerability in a WordPress plug-in, thousands of websites are at risk of being exploited. The flaw exists in Fancybox, a popular image displaying tool, through which Sucuri researchers say malware or any other script can be added to a vulnerable site. "It's being actively exploited in the wild, leading to many compromised websites," the researchers wrote. Comments
  • GUN CONTROL IS NOT THE ANSWER

    02/03/2015 7:01:40 AM PST · by shortstop · 10 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/03/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    On Saturday, the police say, parolee Michael Morris dragged his ex-girlfriend halfway across the county twice putting a gun to her head and threatening to execute her before he crashed a birthday her family was holding and shot a half a dozen people, wounding some of them severely. This was in Syracuse, New York, at an Irish bar in the old Irish neighborhood known as Tipperary Hill. Twenty-two years old, out of prison in December after doing five years for a crime at 17 he committed while toting a stolen handgun. On the plus side, the bar was...
  • Exclusive: ISIS demands churches remove crosses or be bombed

    02/02/2015 2:40:19 PM PST · by Fali_G · 36 replies
    Lisadaftari.com ^ | 02/01/2015 | Lisa Daftari
    ISIS members marched into a Syrian town Friday evening demanding that all crosses be removed from the churches or have the buildings be completely destroyed, according to the Assyrian Patriotic Party. Two trucks carrying 20 armed ISIS members stormed into the predominantly Assyrian town of Tel Hormizd in Hassakeh and forced the residents to remove the cross from the main church tower. Hassakeh, an area made up of five Assyrian villages, is locatedd on the Khabur River. ISIS militants threatened to bomb the church if the cross was not removed. We are calling on the world to stop this next...
  • Americas Anti-Israeli President

    02/02/2015 7:14:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    The Obama administration is unusually petty and sophomoric. The attacks leveled against Israels ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, are part of a troubling pattern in which officials in the Israeli governmentincluding and especially Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuare vilified. No world leader has been treated by President Obama and his administration with the contempt they have shown Prime Minister Netanyahufrom this snub in 2010 to being called a coward and chickens*** prime minister by senior administration officials. But the problem goes much deeper than a personality clash. President Obama is, quite simply, anti-Israel. In every conceivable situation and circumstance,...
  • MLA Reality Gap

    01/29/2015 6:34:15 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 28, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Vancouver, Canada, the degree to which many professors are divorced from reality was brought into sharp focus. Few panels at the conference that draws thousands of English professors from around the world actually dealt with literature but no matter what issue was discussed in the hundreds of panels at the MLA, professing panelists kept a safe distance from the real world: o When the MLA gets through with childrens literature, neither the kids nor their parents will recognize it. Apparently, there are books and illustrated guides, praising the likes of Marx and...
  • Obama campaign team working to defeat Netanyahu in Israeli election (On the ground IN Israel!)

    01/27/2015 10:16:39 AM PST · by xzins · 178 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 27 Jan 15
    During Barack Obama's recent State of the Union speech, he told America he had no more campaigns to run. But it seems that statement flies in the face of reports that an organization known as One Voice has brought in what has been called a "five-man Obama team" to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Included in that five-man team is Jeremy Bird, the national field director for Obama's 2012 campaign, Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director of the Independent Media Review and Analysis, said Monday, citing a report at Haaretz. That group, Dr. Lerner added, will run the anti-Netanyahu effort out...
  • Governor Palin Clarifies Her Statements on 2016

    01/24/2015 8:43:32 AM PST · by Bratch · 26 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 24, 2014 | Steve Flesher
    Yesterday, while in Las Vegas,Governor Palin said"of course" she was interested in running for president in 2016. Naturally, this gotquite a responsefrom the mainstream media.As such, she arrived in Iowa last night and greeted many supporters, fellow commentators, and other perceived hopefuls for the nomination where she wasasked to clarify her statement:As Bob Costas reports: Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin told The Washington Post in an interview Friday that she is seriously interested in running for the White House in 2016.You can absolutely say that I am seriously interested, Palin said, when asked to clarify her thinking about a...
  • BOOM: What Do Charles Manson & Mohammed Have In Common?

    01/23/2015 12:33:09 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 1/23/15 | Donald Joy
    I like to refer to Islam as equivalent to the Manson Family on a global scale. Just how accurate is that? Lets take a look. Ali Sina is a renowned ex-Muslim author, and founder of FaithFreedom.org. He writes, I see Muhammed as a psychopath and Allah was nothing but his own alter-ego. He invented this bugaboo deity to fool people and ride them. Allah is no god and even if he was, Muhammed did not receive any revelations from him. Muhammed was a deranged man. He concocted this whole lie to fool people. He was no different than Jim Jones,...
  • Tinfoil Hats @ MLA

    01/20/2015 7:46:14 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 19, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    In the question and answer portion of one of the many panels at the 2015 Modern Language Association convention in Vancouver, Canada, one professor claimed he was being politically persecuted. David Anshen, who works at Texas Pan American University as an associate professor in English, said, I believe Im being politically persecuted, but I cannot prove it. He claimed that a book he helped co-author, which talked about how the CIA has infiltrated college campuses, put him in a blackbook of sorts with the state of Texas and its provost. The book, entitled, The CIA on Campus: Essays on Academic...
  • Yes, there are 'no go' zones in France - sort of

    01/20/2015 7:33:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/20/2015 | Rick Moran
    Recently, Fox News was shamed into apologizing for one of their anchors talking about "no go" zones in Europe, where non-Muslims aren't welcome and even the police feel reluctant to enter. For the record, there are no "official" no-go zones anywhere in Europe.  What government on planet Earth would willingly admit that it doesn't control its own territory?  But in France, there are 751 neighborhoods the French government believe they don't fully control.  Daniel Pipes explains: They go by the euphemistic term Zones Urbaines Sensibles, or Sensitive Urban Zones, with the even more antiseptic acronym ZUS, and there are...
  • Report: ISIS chief al-Baghdadi wounded in air attack

    01/20/2015 7:26:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s not the first time we’ve heard this, so treat this report from Iraq with a healthy dose of skepticism. In fact, it’s not quite clear what’s being reported. According to one Iraqi news source, an Iraqi air strike killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi earlier today, but further information supposedly sourced from Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi upgraded al-Baghdadi’s status to wounded. Gateway Pundit flagged the initial tweet: URGENT: #ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was killed by a coalition airstrike in #Gwer area a few hours ago. Source. #Kurdistan— Rudaw English (@RudhoeEnglish) January 19, 2015 A few hours later, al-Baghdadi...
  • Too late, jack@ss': Seth Rogen feverishly backtracks after American Sniper tweet

    01/19/2015 4:14:29 PM PST · by maggief · 68 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 19, 2015
    Seth Rogen took quite a bit of heat for this tweet about “American Sniper”: Seth RogenVerified account ‏@Sethrogen American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds. 11:05 AM - 18 Jan 2015 Apparently, he finally started feeling the burn. This afternoon, he’s trying to walk it back: Seth RogenVerified account ‏@Sethrogen I just said something "kinda reminded" me of something else. I actually liked American Sniper. It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene. 2:55 PM - 19 Jan 2015 Seth RogenVerified account ‏@Sethrogen I wasn't comparing the two. Big...
  • Hillary Out? Dems Should Beware The National Enquirer

    01/06/2015 6:16:46 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 63 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6 Jan 2015 | Roger Simon
    Say all you want about The National Enquirer, but Democrats of all people should know the scandal rag is one of the few places that does any honest investigative journalism anymore or even can afford to. Dont believe me? How do you spell John Edwards? The folks at the New York Times are still trying to get that one right. Now the Enquirer has another hot story: Bill Clinton Underage Sex Lawsuit Shocker! It begins in the mags inimitable prose: Bill Clinton has been identified in a sex lawsuit involving underage girls and the sleazy scandal threatens to...
  • Don Mashak's Suggested 2015 New Year's Resolutions

    01/05/2015 8:26:12 AM PST · by DonMashak · 2 replies
    Don Mashak ^ | 1/5/2015 | Don Mashak
    2014 Saw the public exposure and admission by Progressives of the true natural of the philosophy of Government. Progressive Professor Jonathan Gruber was caught on Video and Audio mocking the alleged ignorance of the American masses. (You review this here: We've been Grubered). Essentially Progressive Jonathan Gruber openly and brazenly exposed our Progressive Government's belief system. That belief system being that "Progressive Educated Elites have the right and duty to lie to the American Public because rank and file Americans are allegedly too stupid to know what good for them." This writer exposed that Progressive belief system in this article...
  • Dont Like Guns? Then Regulate Them Like Cars!

    01/01/2015 8:46:36 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/31/2014 | Michael Walsh
    And those of us on the other side of the Second Amendment divide might just thank you for it. Eugene Volokh makes the case: A commenter on a recent thread asked seemingly from a pro-gun-control perspective Why cant guns be treated like cars, regulated and available, only to those who demonstrate competence and compliance with laws? That is a perfect excuse for me to reprise my analysis of the guns-cars analogy. Cars are basically regulated as follows (I rely below on California law, but to my knowledge the rules are similar throughout the country):