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  • 'I'm not just the typical granny:' 80-year old shoots, kills intruder

    05/06/2016 5:44:17 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 28 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 5/5/2016 | Lindsay Cohen
    SULTAN, Wash. -- Four shots fired. Three hit the intruder. It was one surreal moment, says Barb Moles. "I was just intent upon stopping him. I didn't have any other thought in my head," says Moles. "I just knew I had to stop him." Moles, 80, was home with her husband, John, and their adult son Thursday night when she says she heard a commotion. She walked into the kitchen and found her husband bleeding on the floor. John, a retired Boeing worker, had been attacked with a knife and beaten with a crowbar, authorities said. He said three words...
  • Watch: Live Stream of Funeral Services of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

    02/20/2016 8:39:14 AM PST · by grimalkin · 30 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2/20/2016 | Breitbart
    Saturday, the funeral services of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be held in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. at 11 a.m. ET.
  • Maine Food Stamp Work Requirement Cuts Non-Parent Caseload by 80 Percent

    02/15/2016 6:48:43 PM PST · by grimalkin · 30 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 1/15/16 | By Robert Rector, Rachel Sheffield and Kevin D. Dayaratna, Ph.D.
    Growth in the food stamp caseload occurred particularly rapidly among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). These are work-capable adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have children or other dependents to support. The ABAWD food stamp caseload grew by nearly 150 percent between 2008 and 2014 and has risen from nearly 2 million recipients in 2008 to around 5 million today. In response to the growth in food stamp dependence, Maine's Governor, Paul LePage, recently established work requirements on ABAWD recipients. In Maine, all ABAWDs in the food stamp program are now required to take a...
  • Venezuela’s Collapse Brings ‘Savage Suffering’

    02/13/2016 7:24:51 AM PST · by grimalkin · 91 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/12/2016 | ANATOLY KURMANAEV and MAOLIS CASTRO
    Dying infants, chronic power outages and empty shelves mark the world's worst-performing economy CARACAS, Venezuela--In a hospital in the far west of this beleaguered country, the economic crisis took a grim toll in the past week: Six infants died because there wasn't enough medicine or functioning respirators. Here in the capital, the crisis has turned ordinary life into an ordeal for nearly everyone. Chronic power outages have prompted the government to begin rationing electricity, darkening shopping malls. Homes and apartments regularly suffer water shortages. Rosalba Castellano, 74 years old, spent hours this week in what has become a desperate routine...
  • Rubio misses spending bill vote

    12/18/2015 9:40:30 AM PST · by grimalkin · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Marco Rubio missed Friday's Senate vote approving a massive $1.8 trillion end-of-the-year spending bill and tax package - a day after he suggested that he could try to slow the legislation down. The Florida Republican, who is running for president, was the only 2016 contender to miss the vote, which is the Senate's final vote of the year. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), three other presidential candidates, all voted against the the legislation.
  • CNBC Disaster Debate: Full Republican Debate Grades

    10/29/2015 4:24:33 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 164 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 10/28/2015 | Ben Shapiro
    In what had to rank as the worst presidential debate in modern history, CNBC anchors berated, cut off, and skewed the words of Republican candidates over the course of two hours on Wednesday night. In spite of - and in the case of Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Chris Christie, among others, because of - that horrifically biased moderation, Republicans emerged looking better for wear. They needed to show they had elbows, and many of them did. Without further ado, here are the debate grades.
  • Bridgestone to buy U.S. auto parts retailer Pep Boys

    10/26/2015 9:56:36 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/26/15 | ARUNIMA BANERJEE AND ANYA GEORGE THARAKAN
    Japanese tire maker Bridgestone Corp (5108.T) said it would buy auto parts retailer Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack (PBY.N) for $835 million to expand its retail presence in the United States. The deal will boost Bridgestone's retail network by more than a third in the United States, the company said. Bridgestone operates a chain of auto care and tire stores in the United States through its Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO) unit. "Bridgestone is looking to expand its market share in services and tires ... it's a little harder to understand what they might do with (Pep Boys') retail operations but...
  • Army vet shot 5 times trying to stop Ore. shooter - and survives

    10/03/2015 5:16:47 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 35 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 10/2/15 | Associated Press
    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - When the gunshots started at Umpqua Community College, some people mistook them for falling books. But Army veteran Chris Mintz quickly recognized the threat. "He was in the military and knew what it was," said Mintz's aunt, Wanda Mintz. He was hit in both legs, his stomach, his back and in the hand, but the bullets did not hit any of his vital organs. He has two rods in his legs and is going to be in a wheelchair for the foreseeable future, she said.
  • Soggy revenge? Water damage discovered after tenant evicted

    09/19/2015 8:34:03 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 13 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Sep 18, 2015 | Lindsay Cohen
    Donald Rennie, who co-owns the business next door, said he returned to work from a Bahamas vacation Monday to find the ocean had practically followed him home. About 2 inches of water had seeped into the carpet and onto the furniture from the neighboring storefront, Rennie said. "I opened the door and smelled a horrible smell. My feet were actually squishing in the carpet from the amount of water that was in here," Rennie said. "All of that water seeped in over here and it was just a mess." Police are still trying to track down the woman who owned...
  • Police Officer Assaulted in Schuylkill County

    09/03/2015 3:04:35 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 12 replies
    WNEP ^ | 9/2/2015 | SARAH BUYNOVSKY
    WEST PENN TOWNSHIP -- State police in Schuylkill County are searching for the person they believe assaulted a West Penn Township police officer. It happened along Route 309 near Andreas just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Route 309 in West Penn Township, also known as West Penn Pike, was blocked off and traffic was redirected. Fire trucks and an ambulance were at the scene. "Her shirt is like sliced from--we don't know what it's sliced yet from," said Trooper David Boehm. "The person that we're looking for is a Hispanic male, 6'2" to 6'4", 240 to 260 pounds. He was wearing...
  • TRENDY BUT CALM: ADULT COLORING BOOKS SELLING LIKE CRAZY

    07/15/2015 9:30:47 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/15/2015 | ETH J. HARPAZ
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Adult coloring books are giving Harper Lee a run for the money on best-seller lists this summer. Dover Publications has sold more than 3 million adult coloring books with titles like "Flower Fashion Fantasies." Quarto Publishing will have 1.3 million in print this year ranging from mandalas to fairies. "Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt," by one of the genre's most popular illustrators, Johanna Basford, remains a top seller on Amazon two years after its initial publication. In fact, adult coloring books occupied as many of eight of the top 20 slots in a spot-check of...
  • Boise girl catches 333-pound halibut

    06/18/2015 5:17:03 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 98 replies
    KOMO ^ | 6/18/15 | Sierra Oshrin
    BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- 10-year-old Lily Hornish loves fishing. So her family took her on a trip to Ketchikan, Alaska, in the hope of catching a halibut. But the shy angler wasn't expecting to catch one so big. "It was the first bait down, then my pole was tugging," Lily said. "I started reeling it in and then my dad helped me. And then a big fish came out." A big fish that weighed 333 pounds, to be exact.
  • SAUDI COLUMNISTS: BIBI RIGHT, OBAMA WRONG ABOUT IRAN

    03/08/2015 4:42:16 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/6/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    Dr. Ahmad Al-Faraj of Saudi paper Al-Jazira criticized the Obama administration for its support of Islamist movements (such as the Muslim Brotherhood) during the Arab Spring, while praising Netanyahu for opposing the White House position on Iran. He wrote: Since Obama is the godfather of the prefabricated revolutions in the Arab world, and since he is the ally of political Islam, [which is] the caring mother of [all] the terrorist organizations, and since he is working to sign an agreement with Iran that will come at the expense of the U.S.s longtime allies in the Gulf, I am very glad...
  • krauthammer: obama prayer breakfast a combination of the banal and the repulsive

    02/07/2015 6:18:01 AM PST · by grimalkin · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/15 | Jeffrey Poor
    On Fridays broadcast of Hugh Hewitts radio program, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to remarks made by President Barack Obama at Thursdays National Prayer Breakfast. Krauthammer criticized Obama primarily for invoking the Inquisition and the Crusades on the heels of the ISIS video showing the burning of a Jordanian pilot. I actually think he was doing it, hell trot it out when he does the Iran deal, but the more immediate thing was simply to dismiss the barbarism that we saw with the immolation of the Jordanian pilot, and to make everybody believe that this is really nothing out...
  • Cheney on torture report: 'Full of crap'

    12/10/2014 4:37:03 PM PST · by grimalkin · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday called the latest Senate report on torture full of crap. The reports full of crap, excuse me, Cheney said in an interview with Fox News after calling the report a terrible piece of work and deeply flawed. Cheney cited the reports lack of first-hand accounts from CIA officials as one reason he was dismissing its findings.
  • Pelosi Chases Republican Tom Marino Across House Chamber

    08/02/2014 5:42:46 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 97 replies
    ABC News ^ | John Parkinson and Chris Good
    In an unusual breach of decorum, even for the divided Congress, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chased Rep. Tom Marino across the House floor, taking offense at comments by the Pennsylvania Republican during debate on the border funding bill Friday night.
  • Glass Half Full: For Shelly O, Racism, Racism Everywhere

    05/17/2014 7:29:26 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/17/2014 | Truth Revolt
    For Michelle Obama, the world is black and white. But not about good and evil, right and wrong. Her black and white is all about skin color. She talks about it often, incessantly, even, injecting race and racism into speeches and events in which they have no business. And she did so again on Friday, when she traveled to Topeka, Kansas, to deliver a speech to graduating high school seniors. First, a background note: Her speech was moved up a day after parents complained that her visit to a school district -- just blocks from the historic schoolhouse central to...
  • Britain's Labour Leader Conscripts Obama Architect David Axelrod for 2015 Election

    04/18/2014 3:34:17 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/18/2014 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    Britain's Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has conscripted the services of American campaigns professional David Axelrod, otherwise known as the architect behind President Barack Obama's U.S. election victory in 2008. The appointment of Axelrod to the Labour team is the latest in a long line of foreign consultants brought in to try and help Ed Miliband's team on the run up to the UK General Election in May 2015. Axelrod follows in the footsteps of 69-year-old U.S. community organiser Arnie Graf, who embarrassed Labour by claiming he was working for them, rather than consulting for them, without a UK work...
  • Justice Department denies Cruz request for IRS special investigator

    03/20/2014 12:48:38 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/20/2014 | William T. Brown
    <p>A request by Sen. Ted Cruz to have a special prosecutor appointed to probe allegations the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting conservative groups was denied by the Department of Justice.</p> <p>The IRS has been accused of targeting conservative groups and denying them tax-exempt status based on political views.</p>
  • Mississippi Bloodbath: Open Warfare Breaks out in Tea Party vs. Barbour, Cochran

    03/20/2014 2:54:47 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Mississippis GOP senate primary is quickly becoming ground zero in 2014 for the fight between the establishment and the conservative grassroots for control of the Republican Partys future. The states former governor Haley Barbours establishment political machine is in full swing running defense for incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran. Cochran is facing the fight of his political life from surging primary challenger two-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel. The battle lines are clearly drawn in this race, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said in an emailed statement to Breitbart News. This is Cochran and his band of super lobbyists vs. Chris McDaniel and...
  • POLL: UKIP SET TO WIN EURO ELECTIONS

    03/16/2014 3:27:14 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 10 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 16 Mar 2014 | NICK HALLETT
    The UK Independence Party is on course to win the largest share of the vote in May's European Elections, according to a new poll. The party is currently on 30 percent, with Labour in second place on 28. The ComRes poll for the Independent on Sunday, which bases its European voting figures on the 38 percent of respondents who said they are "absolutely certain" to vote, is the first poll for some time to ask a question specifically about the European elections. The Conservatives, who maintain that they are the only party who can offer a referendum on the EU,...
  • Breitbart News Launches 'Breitbart London' & 'Breitbart Texas' Verticals

    02/16/2014 5:30:56 PM PST · by grimalkin · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/16/2014 | Tony Lee
    Breitbart News launched two new verticals on Sunday"Breitbart London" and "Breitbart Texas"that are the first steps in a multi-year expansion effort that will bridge the gap between global and regional news at a time when the rise of anti-establishment forces in politics and new media are threatening the old political and media order. James Delingpole, formerly of the Daily Telegraph, and Raheem Kassam, from TrendingCentral.com, will lead Breitbart London, which will have a staff of 10 with 100 contributors already lined up to grow the site. Breitbart's Brandon Darby will lead Breitbart Texas with a team of contributors that will...
  • Emissions Target

    02/01/2014 5:07:55 AM PST · by grimalkin · 1 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    At the end of a week in which yet another Obama State of the Union has been a bust, this story seems oddly emblematic. It comes from Fleet Street's Daily Mail, the US having taken on the condition of the Soviet Union to the point where you have to turn to the foreign press to read anything interesting about the regime. Anyway: President Obama's high school pot dealer who he thanked in his yearbook for the 'good times' was beaten to death by his lover after a series of fights over flatulence and drugs, MailOnline can reveal today.Raymond Boyer, known...
  • Boehner Decries Shutdown, Says Unwilling to Quit Golf, Cigarettes to Run for Prez in Leno Appearance

    01/24/2014 2:59:10 AM PST · by grimalkin · 29 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 23 Jan 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On Thursday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) made his first-ever appearance on NBCs The Tonight Show in which he discussed his background and some of the issues of the day. I dont have any problem with the Tea Party, Boehner said. Those people have brought great energy to the political process. Most of them have never been involved before. You know, when you agree with someone 90 percent of the time, theyre not your enemy. My problem was with some Washington organizations who purport to represent the Tea Party who I think mislead them. Theres nothing I could...
  • New Book: 'Let's Nationalize Fox News,' Let Unions Decide What's News

    01/19/2014 2:46:33 AM PST · by grimalkin · 62 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/18/2014 | Trey Sanche
    Just imagine! Imagine a world without Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. Salon.com released an excerpt from the upcoming book "Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA" that asks its readers to do just that. The writers of the book want a socialist America, one that would have "a democratic, accessible-to-all media" controlled by "working people [who will] collectively and individuallyinfluence mass culture." The book abhors capitalist societies' news, which it says is "selected, organized, and presented by an army of self-important publishers, editors, and writers whofollow their corporate employers' political line." In this new socialist society that has "erased corporate control,"...
  • W** Millennials: Managing Agencies Newest Generation

    01/18/2014 7:32:23 AM PST · by grimalkin · 35 replies
    DIGIDAY ^ | 1/3/2013 | Brian Morrissey
    <p>Ask agency execs to tick off the biggest challenges they face, and theyll mention talent. More specifically, attracting young talent. Agencies are dependent on armies of young workers across all disciplines.</p> <p>The other side of this thirst for young talent is a familiar one to anyone in business: the newest generation of workers often seems, well, different from other generations. Much has been made of the millennials. Theyre confident. Theyre optimistic. Theyre an ADD generation. Theyre suffering from separation anxiety after having spent their early years receiving the constant attention of helicopter parenting and winning trophies for finishing in 16th place. They have been told theyre the best, and their opinion is equal to anyone elses, even those far older and more experienced than them.</p>
  • Most ObamaCare enrollees already had health plans, report says

    01/18/2014 3:59:24 AM PST · by grimalkin · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 18, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    The majority of the more than 2 million Americans who signed up for health insurance under ObamaCare through the end of December were already enrolled in employer-sponsored plans or had previously bought their own coverage, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Early data from insurers, brokers and consultants suggest that the marketplaces are popular with consumers who were previously covered elsewhere, raising questions about a law intended to expand coverage to millions of healthy, uninsured Americans to help offset costs. A survey by management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. found that only 11 percent of consumers who purchased new coverage...
  • Dispelling the Myth of Partisanship in Washington

    01/16/2014 4:47:52 PM PST · by grimalkin · 13 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | January 16, 2014 | Rudy Takala
    Liberals and establishment Republicans often talk about partisanship in Washington, lamenting that there are not enough people working together to grow the size of government. In a lot of ways, that complaint is like peeing in navy blue pants. Its warm and may make the wearer feel good, but no one can see it. The complaints come to mind in the wake of Wednesdays passage of a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill in the House, which funds ObamaCare and passed by a vote of 359-67. In other words, just 15 percent of House members voted against it. In spite of...
  • Where Is The Inflation Today?

    01/15/2014 2:45:20 PM PST · by grimalkin · 26 replies
    Mises Economic Blog ^ | 1/15/2014 | Hunter Lewis
    People often ask today: if the Fed has created so much new money, why hasnt it produced more inflation? When the Fed creates masses of new money, it initially flows to Wall Street, which profits from it in a variety of imaginative ways, but from there its path is unpredictable. The Fed inserted into the TARP bill in 2008 the authority to pay interest on bank reserves. Of course this interest is paid by creating even more new money, but it provides an incentive for banks to leave reserves idle. On the other hand, the reserves are not as idle...
  • Obamaloans

    01/15/2014 2:30:47 PM PST · by grimalkin · 7 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | 1/15/2014 | Iain Murray
    We know the pattern by now. A crisis arises. As my Competitive Enterprise Institute colleague Chris Horner puts it, this administration says, Theres no time to waste, we must do something now, sign here, details to follow. And every time, we discover that we have signed up for more than we bargained for. That was the case with the Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010 supposedly to solve the problems that caused the financial crisis. Only now are we seeing the details to follow. They amount to a government takeover of the financial industry and increased government control over our behavior,...
  • What You Were Never Told About Obamacare

    01/14/2014 3:09:20 PM PST · by grimalkin · 26 replies
    Mises Economic Blog ^ | Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 | Joseph Salerno
    While the costs of providing health care insurance are beginning to skyrocket because of Obamacare, insurance company executives are sleeping very soundly. A respected consultant to health insurance companies, Robert Laszewski, reveals that there are two obscure provisions in Obamacare that guarantee that insurance companies will be subsidized and bailed out by Amercian taxpayers. Indeed the Congressional Budget Office estimates that $1.071 trillion will be coercively transferred from taxpayers to big insurance companies over the next decade. This massive redistribution of wealth will take place via two programs stealthily embedded in the Affordable Health Care Act. The first is the...
  • Totalitarianism is back in vogue

    01/04/2014 8:44:09 AM PST · by grimalkin · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/2014 | JOHN HAYWARD
    One of the most disturbing things about Barack Obama's reign of lawless executive power is that it has people fantasizing about outright totalitarian dictatorship, and not in a faculty-lounge-B.S. kind of way. We've always had to put up with the likes of Thomas Friedman at the New York Times rhapsodizing about the joys of Chinese authoritarianism - provided a duly accredited Democrat gets to be America's temporary dictator, of course - but now we've got Jesse Myerson at Rolling Stone daydreaming about hard-core communism as the solution to America's ills. He's not fooling around, either. He wants the government to...
  • The Islamization of Britain in 2013

    01/04/2014 8:36:22 AM PST · by grimalkin · 25 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 30, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    In May, new census data published by the British government showed that Islam is set to become the dominant religion in Britain within the next generation. On being informed that the girl did not want to get married, Mohammed Shahid Akhtar, Imam of Birmingham's Central Jamia Masjid Ghamkol Sharif Mosque, said, "She's 14. By Sharia, grace of Allah, she's legal to get married." The Muslim population of Britain topped 3.3 million by the end of 2013 to become around 5.2% of the overall population of 63 million, according to figures extrapolated from a recent study on the growth of the...
  • Pope: Take note, Naive Progressivism protects human sacrifices

    11/24/2013 1:05:43 PM PST · by grimalkin · 8 replies
    Romereports.com ^ | 2013-11-18 | Romereports.com and Vaitcan Radio
    November 18, 2013. (Romereports.com) During his daily morning Mass at the Vatican, the Pope talked about the dangers of secularism. He talked about the subtle ways in which Christians begin to negotiate their values and faith. The desire to be like everyone else, said the Pope, often leads to 'adolescent progressivism.' The Pope said this can lead to 'human sacrifices' that are even protected by laws. The Vatican's new Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, also attended the Mass. POPE FRANCIS God is faithful with His people, even though His people are not faithful. With a spirit of children, may the...
  • Knockouts High and Low

    11/23/2013 3:33:41 AM PST · by grimalkin · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 22, 2013 5:00 PM | Mark Steyn
    On November 22, 1963, two other notable men died, and got relegated to the foot of page 37 the British authors C. S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley. Lewis endures because of the Narnia books (and films), but theres a lot more in the back of his wardrobe. In his book The Abolition of Man, he writes of men without chests the chest being the indispensable liaison between the head and the gut, between cerebral man and visceral man. In the chest beat what Lewis calls the trained emotions. Without them there is no honor or virtue, but only...
  • The World of English Freedoms

    11/17/2013 7:22:22 AM PST · by grimalkin · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 15, 2013 | Daniel Hannan
    Asked, early in his presidency, whether he believed in American exceptionalism, Barack Obama gave a telling reply. "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism." The first part of that answer is fascinating (we'll come back to the Greeks in a bit). Most Brits do indeed believe in British exceptionalism. But here's the thing: They define it in almost exactly the same way that Americans do. British exceptionalism, like its American cousin, has traditionally been held to reside in a series of values and institutions: personal...
  • Doing the Decent Thing

    07/17/2013 4:43:35 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 24 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | 7/17/2013 | Mark Steyn
    Fifty years ago, it was the Summer of Profumo in London, commencing with a ministerial resignation that brought down a Conservative Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, and eventually his successor, Lord Home, too. Half-a-century on, it remains Britain's most famous sex scandal, and sufficiently potent that later this year Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton will unveil their West End musical on the subject. Here's what I had to say, with a personal reminiscence of the lady involved, in my obituary of John Profumo. This essay appears in my book Mark Steyn's Passing Parade:
  • RUSH LIMBAUGH: CRONY CAPITALISM, BIG MONEY BEHIND GOP AMNESTY PUSH

    06/18/2013 2:22:40 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-18-13 | Breitbart
    On Monday, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh exposed the Republican politicians, donors, and consultants in the permanent political class that want the immigration bill to pass so they can benefit at the expense of American workers. He said "big money" has trumped politics and principles in the push for "amnesty." "I think a number of elected Republicans are taking a look at their donors, and are listening to their consultants, and they are seeing that people that are donating big amounts of money to them want amnesty," Limbaugh said on his show on Monday.
  • Pope Francis: Mass on Saturday Morning

    06/01/2013 7:50:37 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 6 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 6-1-13 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) The Church is not a cultural organization, but, the family of Jesus. This was the focus of Pope Francis remarks to the faithful gathered for Mass on Saturday morning in the Domus Sanctae Marthae residence at the Vatican. The Pope said that Christians should not be ashamed to live with the scandal of the Cross, and urged them not to be "trapped by the spirit of the world." Listen: Pope Francis took the question put to Jesus by the scribes and chief priests, By what authority are you doing these things? as his starting point. Once again, he...
  • Steyn warns of serious secession movements if drift toward socialism not reversed

    05/16/2013 5:21:04 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/16/13 | The Daily Caller
    Radio host Dennis Miller and National Review columnist Mark Steyn considered Thursday the possible outcomes if the United States continues down the path of socialism. If socialism became the prevailing governing philosophy, Miller speculated, escaping it wouldnt require a move to the Australian outback. Instead he suggested heading for the state of Texas, because it would be the first place to push back against it. If I ever do flee, dont think fleeing has to involve you going over to Alice Springs or something, Miller said. Im going to Texas because thatll be the first place that pushes back. Theyre...
  • This Is No Ordinary Scandal

    05/16/2013 4:48:50 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 85 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-16-13 | Peggy Noonan
    We are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate. The reputation of the Obama White House has, among conservatives, gone from sketchy to sinister, and, among liberals, from unsatisfying to dangerous. No one likes what they're seeing. The Justice Department assault on the Associated Press and the ugly politicization of the Internal Revenue Service have left the administration's credibility deeply, probably irretrievably damaged. They don't look jerky now, they look dirty. The patina of high-mindedness the president enjoyed is gone. Something big has shifted. The standing of the administration has changed. As always it comes down to...
  • W.H. Marks Mother's Day By Celebrating Free Birth Control

    05/10/2013 12:50:46 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/10/13 | Daniel Halper
    The White House is marking Mother's Day, which is this Sunday, by celebrating free birth control provided by Obamacare. The White House made the declaration in a tweet today from their official Twitter account.
  • Late-Term Abortion Doc Caught Comparing Unborn Baby to Meat in a Crock Pot

    05/08/2013 6:25:52 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 6 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 5/8/13 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-life group Live Action has released a fourth video in a series of undercover videos catching late-term abortion practitioners and abortion clinics misleading women and showing indifference to the destruction of human life. The videos show embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell is not an anomaly. The latest investigative video release captures late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart on tape discussing the grisly details of the abortion procedure and misleading a pregnant woman regarding the dangers of abortion. Caharts testimony is shocking and disturbing. He compares the child in the womb to meat in a Crock-Pot and then jokes about his abortion...
  • Pelosi, top House Dems to dine with Obama

    05/08/2013 4:36:23 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/13 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama has invited House Democratic leaders to dinner Wednesday at a hotel near the White House. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California will attend the private dinner, along with the No. 2 and No. 3 Democrats in the House, congressmen Steny Hoyer of Maryland and James Clyburn of South Carolina. The top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, Maryland's Chris Van Hollen, will be there, plus the chair of the House Democrat's campaign arm, Steve Israel of New York.
  • Housing nominee Mel Watt helped create the subprime crisis

    05/06/2013 9:29:55 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/5/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    Mel Watt, President Obamas nominee for director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, pushed government programs to help welfare recipients buy homes during the creation of the subprime mortgage bubble. Watt, a 20-year Member of Congress from North Carolinas 12th district, also had a hand in programs allowing borrowers with poor credit to buy homes with no down payment. The American financial system was subsequently destroyed when millions of bad borrowers defaulted on their loans, setting off a market crash that wiped out nearly 40 percent of the net worth of Americans. In 2002, Watt teamed up with Freddie Mac...
  • COUNTERTERRORISM EXPERT: OBAMA ADMIN 'THREW DR. AFRIDI UNDER THE BUS FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES'

    05/01/2013 7:22:24 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/1/13 | Breitbart
    On Wednesday, counterterrorism expert and retired Marine Lt. Col. Bill Cowan told Breitbart News that the Obama administrations failure to work for the release of Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi, who helped the US find Osama Bin Laden, was disgraceful. He also labeled it a massive intelligence risk for future operations. From a pure intelligence perspective, said Cowan, anybody who is providing clandestine intelligence support to us, any assets who are agents, have to be nervous when they see how we threw Dr. Afridi under the bus for political purposes. We would look as though we were mean and tough in...
  • Report: Obama admin has issued threats against the Benghazi whistleblowers?

    04/29/2013 6:37:24 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 4/29/13 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    For months now, Republican lawmakers have been wondering about the status of the survivors of last Septembers terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans, and why it is that Congress has not been afforded more access to them. In March, Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested that the Obama administration was engaged in specifically blocking access to these witnesses, and that the witnesses had even been told to keep quiet a notion that the administration blithely dismissed and Democrats once more pooh-poohed as the mere partisan pish-tosh of those petty Republicans. The latest update from Fox...
  • Gosnell is not alone

    04/28/2013 12:21:24 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/28/13 | The Daily Caller
    A pro-life organization Sunday released undercover video of a counselor at a Bronx abortion facility offering graphic details about what happens to a baby who survives an attempted late-term abortion. In the film, created by the pro-life organization Live Action, an abortion counselor at the Dr. Emily Womens Health Center in the Bronx explains the gruesome late-term process to an undercover Live Action investigator seeking an abortion at 23 weeks (abortion is legal in New York State until the 24th week.) In the video the counselor describes how the fully grown fetus will be sucked out with a sucking tool...
  • Multiculturalism, Catholicism, and American Civilization

    04/03/2013 8:03:05 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 1 replies
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | Unknown | JOSEPH A. VARACALLI
    There are many valid, empirically observable reasons why many orthodox Catholics reject multiculturalism in the United States. However, it is imperative that Catholics, following the sophisticated intellectual traditions of the Church, make appropriate distinctions. There are at least three variations of multiculturalism with only the first two antithetical to the Catholic world view. The first, or what I'll call the relativist version of multiculturalism, should be rejected because it confuses the empirical reality of relative forms of human existence in social institutions like the family or in social activities like sexuality with the philosophy of moral relativism. [1] While it...
  • Abortion clinic promoted by Obama campaign profiled in Socialist Party magazine

    03/10/2013 1:08:51 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/10/2013 | The Daily Caller
    A feminist abortion clinic that hosted a Women for Obama event where Obama volunteers helped with groundskeeping in a show of support for reproductive rights is profiled in the current issue of The Socialist, the official publication of the Socialist Party USA, in which a clinic official urges feminist socialists to influence policy and quotes a famous socialist writer. The Emma Goldman Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa was the site of a Women for Obama event called Iowa City Women for Obama Service Project at Emma Goldman Clinic, which was promoted on the events page of Obamas official 2012 campaign...