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  • 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.

    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 Friday’s broadcast of Hugh Hewitt’s radio program, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to remarks made by President Barack Obama at Thursday’s 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, he’ll 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 report’s 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 report’s 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
    Mississippi’s 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 Party’s future. The state’s former governor Haley Barbour’s 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...

    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, 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 NBC’s “The Tonight Show” in which he discussed his background and some of the issues of the day. “I don’t 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, they’re not your enemy. My problem was with some Washington organizations who purport to represent the Tea Party who I think mislead them. There’s 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. 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 individually…influence 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 who…follow 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 they’ll 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. They’re confident. They’re optimistic. They’re an ADD generation. They’re 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 they’re the best, and their opinion is equal to anyone else’s, 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 ^ | January 18, 2014 |
    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. It’s warm and may make the wearer feel good, but no one can see it. The complaints come to mind in the wake of Wednesday’s 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 hasn’t 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, “There’s 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 ^ | 2013-11-18 | and Vaitcan Radio
    November 18, 2013. ( 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 there’s 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:

    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 wouldn’t 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, don’t think fleeing has to involve you going over to Alice Springs or something,” Miller said. “I’m going to Texas because that’ll be the first place that pushes back. They’re...
  • 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 ^ | 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. Cahart’s 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 Obama’s 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 Carolina’s 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...

    05/01/2013 7:22:24 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 11 replies ^ | 5/1/13 | Breitbart
    On Wednesday, counterterrorism expert and retired Marine Lt. Col. Bill Cowan told Breitbart News that the Obama administration’s 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 September’s 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 Women’s 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 Obama’s official 2012 campaign...

    12/01/2012 7:39:18 AM PST · by grimalkin · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/1/2012 | REBEL PUNDIT
    Former Congressman Mel Reynolds, who resigned in disgrace from the Illinois 2nd Congressional District after being convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker, wants his old seat back. Reynolds announced at a press conference on Wednesday that he would join the avalanche of Democrat candidates jumping in line for a chance at picking up the coveted 2nd district seat, now vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in the upcoming special election.
  • Feds: Teachers embroiled in test-taking fraud

    11/25/2012 9:01:52 AM PST · by grimalkin · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 25, 2012 | Washington Examiner
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms. For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. — himself a longtime educator — to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said. Each time, Mumford received a fee of between $1,500 and $3,000 to send one of his test ringers with fake identification to the Praxis exam. In return, his customers got a passing grade...
  • Socialism

    11/20/2012 1:01:34 AM PST · by grimalkin · 8 replies
    Ludwig Von Mises Institute ^ | Mises Daily: Monday, November 19, 2012 | Ludwig Von Mises: Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow (1979), Lecture 2 (1958)]
    In dealing with this system of economic organization — the market economy — we employ the term "economic freedom." Very often, people misunderstand what it means, believing that economic freedom is something quite apart from other freedoms, and that these other freedoms — which they hold to be more important — can be preserved even in the absence of economic freedom. The meaning of economic freedom is this: that the individual is in a position to choose the way in which he wants to integrate himself into the totality of society. The individual is able to choose his career; he...

    11/19/2012 4:58:32 PM PST · by grimalkin · 75 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/19/2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    The videos were created to frighten Israelis and fuel the vitriol already raging in Gaza among members Hamas and its military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades. Palestinian Media Watch brings us the videos and translations. The first video is addressed Israeli soldiers and states: “From the Al-Qassam Brigades to the Zionist soldiers: The Al-Qassam Brigades love death more than you love life.” The message of this video is even more heinous than the first, as Hamas vows to cut off the arms and “gouge out” the eyes of Israelis.
  • Welfare Bait Homeland Security 'welcome' materials promote benefits to new immigrants

    11/19/2012 6:32:13 AM PST · by grimalkin · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/2012 | The Daily Caller
    Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your new country can do for you. “Welcome to,” a website maintained by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), bills itself as the “primary gateway for new immigrants to find basic information on how to settle in the United States” — featuring a prominent section for new immigrants about how to access government benefits. “Depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs,” the Web page reads.
  • Allen West: I don’t want to see America become like Zimbabwe

    11/12/2012 6:18:28 PM PST · by grimalkin · 16 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | November 12th, 2012 | Posted by The Right Scoop
    Allen West’s campaign told Fox News this morning that there appears to be a willful attempt to steal the election. Apparently all early voting ballots were supposed to be recounted this weekend but according to Eric Shawn, the St. Lucie canvassing board only counted less than half. This is significant because West is only down by 1907 votes which is a .058% gap. An automatic recount is triggered at .05%. West’s campaign also cited the 140% turnout as troubling because it doesn’t match the number of people that showed up, saying that something is being hidden. Allen West himself told...
  • Remember We’ve Been Here Before – Since Forever Democrats Have Been Pushing Their Socialist Agenda

    11/12/2012 2:46:12 AM PST · by grimalkin · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Remember, fellow conservatives, we’ve been here before… On November 3, 1949, President Harry Truman spoke in St. Paul, Minnesota, in conjunction with that state’s Truman Day Celebration, and that evening he delivered an address on the subject of opposition to Democratic efforts to promote the general welfare. In response to his remarks the New York Daily News labeled his address a “pie-for-everybody” speech and published the following “Ode to a Welfare State” in response: Here is the transcript: Father, must I go to work? No, my lucky son We’re living on Easy Street On dough from WashingtonWe’ve left it up...
  • Dallas students get election education (Romney victorious)

    11/03/2012 10:30:33 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 3 replies
    Times Leader ^ | 11/3/2012 | MARK GUYDISH
    DALLAS TWP. – C.J. Good was succinct. He voted for former Gov. Mitt Romney because “I’m a Republican. (President Barack) Obama had his chance.” Considering Good is a Dallas Middle School eighth-grade student still a few years away from actually registering to vote, one assumes he is Republican in spirit at the moment, but as he “worked the polls” in the school lobby Friday, he kept his approach apolitical, handing out ballots without comment.

    10/28/2012 3:49:18 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-27-12 | Tony Lee
    Barack Obama denied politics had anything to do with his administration's green-energy loans to companies like Solyndra and Abound, both of which have gone bankrupt. The President even chuckled when asked if those loans were a waste of taxpayer dollars. Denver's News9 reporter Kyle Clark said in a Friday interview that Obama touted the "stimulus money going to Abound Solar" in a national address, but Abound Solar is "out of business and under criminal investigation" while the "jobs are gone and taxpayers are out about 60 million dollars."
  • Texas couple snaps photo of deer destroying Obama front yard sign

    09/22/2012 3:16:09 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-22-12 | Fox News
    Rudolph the red-state reindeer?
  • Daughters of laid-off dad ask Obama for help

    04/05/2009 5:12:56 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 93 replies · 3,142+ views
    KOMO 4 News ^ | 4/5/09 | KOMO 4 Staff
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Washington state girls took their plea straight to President Obama after their dad was laid off from his job. The two mailed a letter to the president at the White House after watching their father, Henry, struggle to find a new job. Now they're about to lose their home. It's a simple letter - asking for help. "My name is Lilian Deck and my sister and I live in Spokane," the girls' letter begins. "We would like to ask you a question - where is the help you promised in your campaign?"