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  • The Man Behind The Hilarious "Conservative Pundit" Parody Account Speaks Out

    05/04/2016 4:18:46 PM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/3/2016 | Scott Greer & Conservative Pundit
    Why are figures at National Review and other places so easy to parody? This is the subject of my upcoming four-volume treatise on how to lose a culture war with class and décorum, so I don’t want to give away too much here, but suffice it to say I don’t think that the problem with respectable conservatism is just that they’re afraid of being called racist or sexist or homophobic. They certainly are afraid of that, yes, but I think that the deeper problem is they’ve fully internalized a whole raft of premises about race, about gender, about “sexual orientation”...
  • "Me and Mrs. Jones" singer Billy Paul dies at age 81

    04/24/2016 6:52:19 PM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    Soul Tracks ^ | Chris Rizik
    This year just keeps getting sadder in the world of music, and this one really hits us hard. Legendary Philadelphia soul singer, Billy Paul, has died at age 81. Paul actively performed for a half century, but was best known for this chart-topping 1972 hit, "Me and Mrs. Jones." It was without a doubt one of the most lauded soul songs ever -- after overcoming some inital controversy -- and Paul made it his own with an expressive delivery over pristine Gamble & Huff production.
  • The Party Still Decides (Douthat: GOP Should Deny Trump No Matter What)

    03/15/2016 12:04:45 PM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 3/12/2016 | Ross "Please Don't" Douthat
    ....The weird rigors of this process have not always protected the parties from politically disastrous nominees, like Barry Goldwater or George McGovern. But Goldwater and McGovern were both men of principle and experience and civic virtue, leading factions that had not yet come to full maturity. This made them political losers; it did not make them demagogues. Trump, though, is cut from a very different cloth. He’s an authoritarian, not an ideologue, and his antecedents aren’t Goldwater or McGovern; they’re figures like George Wallace and Huey Long, with a side of the fictional Buzz Windripfrom Sinclair Lewis’s “It Can’t Happen...
  • Revealed: Queen backs Brexit as alleged EU bust-up with ex-Deputy PM emerges

    03/09/2016 6:58:22 PM PST · by mojito · 28 replies
    The Sun ^ | 3/9/2016 | Unattributed
    The Queen has been hailed as a backer of Brexit tonight after details emerged of an extraordinary alleged bust-up between her and Nick Clegg over Europe. Her Majesty let rip at the then Deputy PM during a lunch at Windsor Castle, The Sun has been told. The 89-year-old monarch firmly told passionate pro-European Mr Clegg that she believed the EU was heading in the wrong direction. Her stinging reprimand went on for “quite a while”, leaving other guests around the table stunned. The account of the bombshell lunch during the last government - which a handful of other government ministers...
  • On Twitter SC Governor Nikki Haley Praises Romney's "Brilliant Speech"

    03/03/2016 10:04:36 AM PST · by mojito · 61 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/3/2016 | Nikki Haley
    A brilliant speech by @MittRomney. No one can ever question his love for our party and our country. #TrueLeadership #MittRomney
  • Stand by for Collision (New Word of the Day "taharrush")

    01/12/2016 2:56:32 PM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    Belmont Club/PJ Media ^ | 1/11/2016 | Richard Fernandez
    One of the more interesting aspects of the European cover-up of mass sex assaults by so-called refugees is that it abets abuse inflicted on Muslim women as well. Before the story of the Cologne attacks broke, Katin Bennhold of the New York Times wrote a piece on the abuse of refugee women on the migrant trail. The story should have set alarm bells ringing in the West about what was coming up the trail towards them but it didn't.... Even before the NYT article was published, academic researchers were already writing about a malignant practice called "taharrush," which has become...
  • Muslim leaders want Obama, George Bush to visit a mosque to fight discrimination

    12/15/2015 2:37:50 PM PST · by mojito · 63 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 12/14/2015 | Michelle Boorstein
    The White House held three separate meetings Monday with faith leaders to discuss concerns about rising hostility toward religious minorities, and Muslim leaders pressed for President Obama to do something he hasn’t since taking office: Visit a U.S. mosque. Ideally, they said, the visit would be with former president George W. Bush. The meetings were typical in a way of the ones top White House officials hold all the time to hear people’s concerns, but the crunch of three in one day, and a related meeting there Thursday, shows increased concern about recent reports of hate incidents against Muslims, and...
  • Missing Afghan men who were training at Georgia Air Force base reportedly identified

    12/11/2015 10:35:54 AM PST · by mojito · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/2015 | Unattributed
    The two Afghan nationals who were training at a Georgia Air Force and were reported missing earlier this week have reportedly been identified Thursday. Several federal law enforcement agencies are searching for Mirwais Kohistani and Shirzad Rohullah, unnamed Air Force officials told Channel 2 Action News. The officials said the two men were a part of a 23-man group learning to fly and maintain an A-29 fighter plane at Moody Air Force Base outside Valdosta. The Homeland Security and State Department have taken the lead, the Moody Air Force officials said in a statement Thursday and reiterated that they didn’t...
  • “Palestinian” Muslim girl: “Stab! Stab! Stab! Knock on heaven’s door with head of a Jew”

    12/10/2015 12:50:08 PM PST · by mojito · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12/9/2015 | Robert Spencer
    Awww, what a sweet little girl. Remember: opposing this and calling it savagery is “racist,” “Islamophobic” and “anti-Muslim.” “Little girl demonstrates art of stabbing: ‘Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab!,'” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch, December 9, 2015: Palestinian Media Watch documents the Palestinian Authority and Fatah leadership’s messages to its population, showing both the PA ideology as well as how it directs the population to act. The current Palestinian terror wave is an excellent example of how the Palestinian population has responded to the leadership’s message. Mahmoud Abbas and other PA leaders sparked the current...
  • Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will 'fight to protect' Muslim rights

    12/09/2015 4:25:47 PM PST · by mojito · 94 replies
    The Verge ^ | 12/9/2015 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Mark Zuckerberg says that Muslims will always be welcome on Facebook, and that Muslim users should expect for Facebook to "fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you."
  • Anti-Trump Effort Launches Super PAC

    12/08/2015 9:43:11 AM PST · by mojito · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/7/2015 | Beth Reinhard
    A Republican operative who is organizing an effort to torpedo Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says she is starting a super PAC that could collect unlimited funds from individual donors. Liz Mair, former online communications director for the Republican National Committee, created a limited liability company in October called Trump Card LLC. The anti-Trump effort is focusing on the two states hosting the earliest nominating contests, Iowa and New Hampshire. In an e-mail to supporters, Ms. Mair said the group has reached out to 150 churches in Iowa, 50 community leaders in New Hampshire and media outlets in both states. She...
  • Attorney General Says Feds Are Investigating Arrest of Ahmed the Clockmaker

    12/05/2015 10:11:29 AM PST · by mojito · 58 replies
    Time ^ | 12/4/2015 | Julia Zorthian
    The Department of Justice is investigating the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim boy whom police took into custody when he brought a homemade clock to his school in Texas, the U.S. Attorney General said Thursday. Attorney General Loretta Lynch confirmed the investigation at the annual Muslim Advocates dinner in Arlington, Va., the Dallas Morning News reports. “We have, as you may know, opened an investigation into the case of the young man in Irving, Texas,” Lynch told Farhana Kher, Muslim Advocates President and Executive Director, during an interview. “So we will see where that investigation goes.” After the...
  • San Bernardino shooting "possibly" terrorist related, Obama says

    12/03/2015 8:53:44 AM PST · by mojito · 61 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/3/2015 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    President Obama said Thursday that it's "possible the shootings in San Bernardino Wednesday that left 14 people dead were motivated by terrorism, but "we still don't know." "We do know that the two individuals who were killed were equipped with weapons and appeared to have access to additional weaponry at their homes, but we don't know why they did it. We don't know, at this point, the extent of their plans. We do not know their motivations," the president said after he received a briefing from his national security officials, including FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch....
  • Russia Presents Detailed Evidence Of ISIS-Turkey Oil Trade

    12/02/2015 8:54:18 AM PST · by mojito · 37 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 12/2/2015 | Tyler Durden
    On Monday, Turkey’s sultan President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said something funny. In the wake of Vladimir Putin’s contention that Russia has additional proof of Turkey’s participation in Islamic State’s illicit crude trade, Erdogan said he would resign if anyone could prove the accusations. Now obviously, conclusive evidence that Ankara is knowingly facilitating the sale of ISIS crude will probably be hard to come by, at least in the short-term, but the silly thing about Erdogan’s pronouncement is that we’re talking about a man who was willing to plunge his country into civil war over a few lost seats in Parliament....
  • Turkey Drop: A Thanksgiving Tradition Since 1978 (WKRP Classic)

    11/26/2015 10:34:12 AM PST · by mojito · 16 replies
    American Digest ^ | 10/30/1978 | Les Nessman
    "It's a helicopter, and it's coming this way. It's flying something behind it, I can't quite make it out, it's a large banner and it says, uh - Happy... Thaaaaanksss... giving! ... From ... W ... K ... R... P!! No parachutes yet. Can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet what they are, but - Oh my God, Johnny, they're turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they're plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks...
  • Canada to turn away single men as part of Syrian refugee resettlement plan

    11/23/2015 2:26:42 PM PST · by mojito · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11-23-2015 | Unattributed
    Canada will accept only whole families, lone women or children in its mass resettlement of Syrian refugees while unaccompanied men – considered a security risk – will be turned away. Since the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadis, a plan by the new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to fast-track the intake of 25,000 refugees by year’s end has faced growing criticism in Canada. Details of the plan will be announced Tuesday but Canada’s ambassador to Jordan confirmed that refugees from camps in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey will be flown to Canada from Jordan starting 1 December. Speaking in Jordan on...
  • Obama's biggest terrorism struggle: how to sell "Don't do stupid sh!t" as a strategy

    11/23/2015 1:08:01 PM PST · by mojito · 24 replies
    Vox ^ | 11/18/2015 | Matthew Yglesias
    What do you do when the moral and emotional stakes of an attack seem to call for war but there is no war that can be constructively fought? That's a question Barack Obama's national security advisers have grappled with for months, if not years, as I understand from conversations with them dating to before Friday's Paris attacks....[T]he core group of real "Obama people" has a surprisingly dovish self-conception.... [....] But an actual attack on US soil would, on an emotional level, demand that we "do something" - something that would already have been rejected as unworkable or counterproductive....Yet the idea...
  • Shield of the First French Spec Ops Officer to Enter the Bataclan Theater in Paris

    11/18/2015 9:41:20 AM PST · by mojito · 34 replies
    Never Yet Melted ^ | 11/17/2015 | JDZ
    US Marines on Facebook today were applauding the owner of this shield which bears the marks of most of a magazine of AK-47 rounds and a fair amount of suicide vest shrapnel.
  • Inside the theatre of terror: First picture from inside Bataclan shows aftermath of Jihadi

    11/15/2015 8:43:32 AM PST · by mojito · 65 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/2015 | Corey Charlton
    A harrowing image has emerged from inside the Bataclan theatre where terrorists opened fire on concertgoers on Friday night - killing at least 89 people and injuring dozens, possibly hundreds, more. The photograph, taken in the wake of the attack, details the blood stained interior of the concert hall where bodies remain lying on the ground and the floor is covered in debris. It comes as new footage shows the moment the members of U.S. rock band Eagles of Death Metal stopped their performance midway through a song when gunfire broke out. The violence at the Bataclan unfolded as part...
  • "DELENDA EST CARTHAGO!"

    11/13/2015 10:42:01 PM PST · by mojito · 5 replies
    The Baldwin Project ^ | Unattributed
    "Delenda est Carthago!" A noble old Roman, eighty-four years of age, had just finished a stirring speech in the Forum, or great market place of Rome, and these were his closing words: "Delenda est Carthago!" (Carthage must be destroyed!) His words were repeated by his hearers; they were carried into the street; they were discussed by excited men in every part of the city. "Who says that Carthage must be destroyed?" asked one citizen of another. "Cato the Censor says so," was the answer. "He says that two such cities as Rome and Carthage cannot long exist under the same...
  • Middle-aged whites in US dying at a startling rate

    11/03/2015 12:47:17 PM PST · by mojito · 77 replies
    Daily Journal/WaPo ^ | 11/3/2015 | Lenny Bernstein and Joel Achenbach
    A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, reversing decades of progress, according to a new review of statistics published Monday. The mortality rate for white men and women between the ages of 45 and 54 with less than a college education increased by half a percent per year between 1999 and 2013, most likely because of problems with legal and illegal drugs, alcohol, and suicide, according to the study released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.... The rising death rate was accompanied by a parallel increase...
  • She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away

    10/20/2015 11:03:14 AM PDT · by mojito · 71 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/18/2015 | Kevin Maurer
    ...Anne, an Air Force staff sergeant, was—and still is—a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) sensor operator or “sensor.” At Creech, she is assigned to a reconnaissance squadron flying missions over Iraq and Afghanistan. Few weapons in the American arsenal are more relentless than the RPA fleet, often called drones. For more than a decade, the United States has flown RPAs over Afghanistan and Iraq, providing forces on the ground with an eye in the sky to spot terrorists and insurgents, and in most cases the firepower to destroy them. As she rode to work, Anne—or “Sparkle” as she’s known to her...
  • Malaysia arrests man for hacking U.S. security data to supply targets for Islamic State

    10/16/2015 9:07:05 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/16/2015 | Yantoultra Ngui
    Malaysia has arrested a man on charges of hacking into the personal information of more than a thousand U.S. security officials and handing the database to the Islamic State militant group in Syria so it could target the individuals. The 20-year-old from Kosovo, who entered Malaysia in August 2014 to study computer science and forensics at a private institute in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, will be extradited to the United States, police said in a statement on Thursday night. "Early investigation found the suspect communicated with one of the right hand man (leader) of IS terrorist group in Syria to...
  • Pakistani leaders knew Osama bin Laden was in Pakistan, says former defense minister

    10/15/2015 10:43:28 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/14/2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    A former Pakistani defense minister appeared to confirm on Indian television on Tuesday that both his country's senior military and civilian leadership knew of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's presence in their country at the time of his death in 2011. Bin Laden was killed after his compound in the environs of Islamabad was raided by U.S. Navy SEALs. [....] [T]his week, Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, Pakistan's defense minister between 2008 and 2012, told Indian TV station CNN-IBN that they knew that bin Laden was in Pakistan. Here's an excerpt of CNN-IBN's journalist posing questions to Mukhtar: Question: Did this word...
  • Exclusive: Syrian army, allies preparing attack in Aleppo area - sources

    10/14/2015 8:50:03 AM PDT · by mojito · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/13/2015 | Laila Bassam
    The Syrian army and allied Iranian and Hezbollah forces are preparing for a ground offensive against insurgents in the Aleppo area backed by Russian air strikes, two senior regional officials familiar with the plans said on Tuesday. The offensive would expand on a ground attack launched by the same alliance last week that is targeting rebels in Hama province further west. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said thousands of Iranian troops had arrived to take part in the ground offensives in support of President Bashar al-Assad. A big government offensive in the area near the Turkish border is...
  • Obama will be the only person sticking to Iran deal

    10/11/2015 9:14:02 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/11/2015 | Amir Taheri
    Sometime this week, President Obama is scheduled to sign an executive order to meet the Oct. 15 “adoption day” he has set for the nuclear deal he says he has made with Iran. According to the president’s timetable the next step would be “the start day of implementation,” fixed for Dec. 15. But as things now stand, Obama may end up being the only person in the world to sign his much-wanted deal, in effect making a treaty with himself. The Iranians have signed nothing and have no plans for doing so. The so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)...
  • Ravishing (Fascinating Essay-Review on the Castrati)

    09/30/2015 4:53:56 PM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 10/8/2015 | Colm Tóibín
    Balzac’s Sarrasine tells the story of a young woman’s wonder at the strange appearance of an old man at a party in Paris. Balzac has tremendous fun describing the man. First his clothes: he is wearing ‘a white waistcoat embroidered with gold’ and ‘a shirt-frill of English lace, yellow with age, the magnificence of which a queen might have envied’. Then the face: ‘That dark face was full of angles and furrowed deep in every direction; the chin was furrowed; there were great hollows at the temples; the eyes were sunken in yellow orbits. The maxillary bones, which his indescribable...
  • The Disturbing Prospect of Trey Gowdy as Majority Leader (Consider the Source)

    09/29/2015 12:51:26 PM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 9/29/2015 | Andrew Rosenthal
    The choice House Republicans make to replace John Boehner as speaker will say a lot about how the party is going to handle its current identity crisis. Will it finally take governing seriously, or will it go on using its majority in Congress to shut down the government, hold show votes on health care reform, stymie President Obama and try to stop Hillary Clinton from becoming president? The current conventional wisdom holds that the leading candidate is the majority leader, Kevin McCarthy of California. Mr. McCarthy, at least, said on Monday that it is time to stop “governing by crisis,”...
  • The Clintons' Chinese Bagmen Are Baa-aack

    09/28/2015 3:10:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 9/25/2015 | The Editors
    Chinagate: The FBI has arrested one of the top Beijing-tied bagmen who funneled funny money to the Clinton administration. He was busted in New York with a suitcase full of cash. Some Chinese money-laundering for Hillary? Stay tuned. The defendant is a major Clinton fundraiser named Ng Lap Seng, aka "Mr. Wu." He and Clinton pal Charlie Trie visited the White House several times in the 1990s, snapping photos with both Bill and Hillary. Federal investigators are charging him with lying to agents about why he brought more than $4.5 million into the U.S. over the last two years, including...
  • John Boehner's resignation spells trouble for Jeb Bush

    09/26/2015 8:41:52 AM PDT · by mojito · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/26/2015 | Maeve Reston and Stephen Collinson
    ...For his part, Bush simply took to Twitter to praise Boehner's career. "John Boehner dedicated his life to public service. Bringing the Holy Father to Congress was a fitting cap to a great career," Bush said, referring to Pope Francis accepting an invitation from Boehner to speak before lawmakers on Thursday.
  • France's Le Pen to go on trial for anti-Muslim remarks

    09/25/2015 3:16:40 PM PDT · by mojito · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/22/2015 | Gerard Bon
    French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen will go on trial for comparing Muslim street prayers to wartime Nazi occupation, party officials and the prosecutor's office said on Tuesday. Le Pen, whom polls see likely to win a regional election in northern France in December, has widened the National Front's appeal since she took its helm in 2011 by expelling extremists and cracking down on anti-Semitism. But the party also thrives on concerns over immigration and radical Islam. In a meeting in 2010, Le Pen criticised Muslims praying in the streets when mosques are full. [....] Le Pen had told...
  • What If Russia’s Foreign Minister Conducted Official Business on an Unsecured Private Server?

    09/25/2015 11:48:02 AM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9/24/2015 | John Hinderaker
    Today Admiral Michael Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, testified before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on cybersecurity. Senator Tom Cotton asked him two questions, the second of which was brilliant: 1) Are the communications of the president’s most senior advisors, including those that may be unclassified, a “top priority for foreign intelligence services?” and 2) What would he think if he learned that Russia’s Foreign Minister, or Iran’s, was conducting official business on a homebrew server? Here it is:
  • Chinese Military Personnel Expected to Arrive in Syria

    09/24/2015 11:11:51 AM PDT · by mojito · 19 replies
    The Arab Source ^ | 9/23/2015 | Leith Fadel
    The recent arrival of the Russian Marines and Air Force to the Syrian port-city of Tartous has generated a significant amount of interest around the world, as the possibility of Russia’s direct military intervention becomes the focal point of the war on ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham). [....] Instead, the Russians appear to have a contingency that involves another world power that was absent from the U.S. led Anti-ISIS Coalition: China. On Tuesday morning, a Chinese naval vessel reportedly traveled through Egypt’s Suez Canal to enter the Mediterranean Sea; its destination was not confirmed. However, according to a...
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Black Panther Comic for Marvel

    09/23/2015 10:51:50 AM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 9/22/2015 | GEORGE GENE GUSTINES
    Ta-Nehisi Coates can be identified in many ways: as a national correspondent for The Atlantic, as an author and, as of this month, as a nominee for the National Book Award’s nonfiction prize. But Mr. Coates also has a not-so-secret identity, as evidenced by some of his Atlantic blog posts and his Twitter feed: Marvel Comics superfan. So it seems only natural that Marvel has asked Mr. Coates to take on a new Black Panther series set to begin next spring. Writing for that comics publisher is a childhood dream that, despite the seeming incongruity, came about thanks to his...
  • ‘The Contemporary Novel’: an essay by T. S. ELIOT (Published in English for 1st Time)

    09/22/2015 11:13:53 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    The Times Literary Supplement ^ | 8/12/2015 | T.S. Eliot
    In his little book on Nathaniel Hawthorne, published many years ago, Henry James has the following significant sentences: “The charm [of Hawthorne’s slighter pieces of fiction] is that they are glimpses of a great field, of the whole deep mystery of man’s soul and conscience. They are moral, and their interest is moral; they deal with something more than the mere accidents and conventionalities, the surface occurrences of life. The fine thing in Hawthorne is that he cared for the deeper psychology, and that, in his way, he tried to become familiar with it.” The interest of this passage lies...
  • Irreconcilable Differences (Good Read)

    09/18/2015 12:57:10 PM PDT · by mojito · 32 replies
    The Zman Blog ^ | 9/18/2015 | Zman
    ...There’s a huge chasm between the ruling class of American society and those over whom they rule. It’s not simply a disagreement over the direction of society. In many respects, the duty of the ruling class is to guide their subjects to the right policies. In a sane society, the people in charge are smarter and more knowledgeable so they better be more right than the masses. No, the dispute today is over the nature of society and it is an irreconcilable dispute. The ruling class of today imagines a world that does not include a thriving, rambunctious middle class...
  • Will Obama Look Weak If He Meets With Putin?

    09/17/2015 12:10:32 PM PDT · by mojito · 56 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/17/2015 | Stephen Sestanovich
    It looks as though President Barack Obama will sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the United Nations later this month. In a New York Times report Wednesday, journalists Peter Baker and Andrew E. Kramer described the administration’s internal debate about whether to schedule the meeting. Some officials, it seems, worry about making the president look weak and undercutting efforts to isolate Russia. Others insist there is no other way to find out what Moscow’s “supreme leader” thinks. Avoiding him only marginalizes the U.S.
  • Seahawks Player Lashes Out at #BlackLivesMatter Leader for Misappropriating His Image

    09/15/2015 12:36:15 PM PDT · by mojito · 61 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/14/2015 | Mark Tapson/Richard Sherman
    Racist Black Lives Matter leader “King Noble” made the mistake of assuming that every black man is onboard with the movement. As reported at Newsbusters, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman discovered that Noble posted the picture above of Sherman and a teammate in a post suggesting that the athlete approved of murdering whites. He expressed his disapproval in no uncertain terms on Noble's own website. LANGUAGE WARNING: “I did not believe this when I heard about it. I watched your videos. I started a life in the ghetto..I banged like a fool till I woke up. I was not suppressed...
  • Aylan Kurdi: Drowned boy’s father accused of being people smuggler in charge of boat that crashed

    09/12/2015 9:33:05 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 9/11/2015 | Daniel Meers and Ben McClellan
    THE father of the three-year-old boy whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach, rocking the whole world to its core, has been accused of being a people smuggler who captained the fateful voyage. A woman who lost two of her three children on the vessel made the stunning claims to Network Ten via her cousin, who lives in Sydney, on Friday night. The image of Aylan Kurdi’s dead body was the catalyst for Australia to accept 12,000 Syrian refugees who are fleeing persecution in their homeland.
  • Kerry: U.S. 'committed' to taking more Syrian refugees

    09/09/2015 4:22:01 PM PDT · by mojito · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/9/2015 | Burgess Everett and Nahal Toosi
    The Obama administration wants to increase the number of refugees it resettles in the United States above its current ceiling of 70,000, and it is committed to taking in more Syrians in particular, officials said Wednesday. Secretary of State John Kerry met with the senators from the Judiciary subcommittee on immigration and No. 2 Senate Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois on Wednesday morning regarding the millions of displaced Syrians and told reporters that President Barack Obama and his team are studying options. A senior State Department official confirmed afterward that the secretary had proposed increasing the overall number of refugees...
  • Iran’s War On Dogs (Sickening Subhuman Filth Alert)

    09/09/2015 2:48:41 PM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/8/2015 | Stella Moribito
    On the eve of the Obama administration’s deal to pour $150 billion into the coffers of soon-to-be nuclear Iran, we should consider carefully the character of the government with which they have struck a bargain. [....] The ubiquity of beheadings and other horrific violence seems to have had a dangerous anesthetizing effect on all of us. So perhaps some Americans would better understand the sociopathic nature of the regime we’re promoting by getting a glimpse into its attitude on dogs. Its war on dogs. Take a look at this video from the Iranian town of Shiraz, which seems to have...
  • WATCH: Body cam video released in Sam DuBose shooting

    07/29/2015 12:14:20 PM PDT · by mojito · 111 replies
    WCPO Cincinnati ^ | 7/29/2015 | Greg Noble
    WARNING: The video above may be too graphic for some viewers. Watch with discretion. CINCINNATI - UC police officer Ray Tensing's body camera video clearly shows that he committed "murder" when he shot and killed an unarmed black motorist at a traffic stop, prosecutor Joe Deters said Wednesday. The shocking video shows Tensing, standing outside the driver's door, with 43-year-old Sam DuBose at the wheel, talking peacefully for about 90 seconds. Tensing repeatedy asks DuBose to produce a driver's license. DuBose says he has a license but he doesn't have it with him.
  • Louisiana theater shooter ID'ed as ex-Columbus candidate, political activist Rusty Houser

    07/24/2015 9:43:42 AM PDT · by mojito · 32 replies
    Columbus Ledger-Inquirer ^ | 7/24/2015 | STEPHANIE PEDERSEN
    The man alleged to have shot up a movie theater in Lafayette, La., has been identified as John Russel "Rusty" Houser, a former political candidate and activist here in Columbus. Columbus police confirm that federal authorities have contacted them about tracking Houser's background. Houser is the son of the late Rembert Houser, a longtime city tax commissioner. Rusty Houser had a history here of political activism, fighting taxes and at one point running for office. [....] According to the Associated Press, 2008 court records show Houser's family sought protective orders because he "exhibited extreme erratic behavior and has made ominous...
  • Obama Wishes Muslims Happy Ramadan on Day of Tennessee Shooting

    07/17/2015 1:46:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 54 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 7/16/2015 | Jason Devaney
    As authorities investigate a deadly attack in Tennessee as a potential case of terrorism, which occurred on the heels of several attacks across the globe in recent weeks, President Barack Obama issued a statement Thursday wishing Muslims a happy Ramadan. The Muslim holy month ends Friday. [....] It's not clear what time Thursday the aforementioned White House statement was released, but Obama wished Muslims in the United States and across the world "joy" as Ramadan comes to a close. "Michelle and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: State Supreme Court Vindicates Victims of ‘John Doe’ Witch Hunt

    07/16/2015 12:20:45 PM PDT · by mojito · 39 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7/16/2015 | David French
    Finds prosecutors raided conservatives’ homes to investigate constitutionally protected free speech. In a ruling this morning, the Wisconsin Supreme Court rendered official what observers have long known: Wisconsin Democrats did, in fact, launch a massive, multi-county “John Doe” investigation of the state’s conservatives, featuring extraordinarily broad subpoenas and coordinated “paramilitary” raids of private homes; the “crimes” that provided the investigation’s pretext were not crimes at all, but First Amendment-protected speech; and the legal theory underpinning the investigation was bunk, “unsupported in either reason or law,” as the court put it. ...On October 3, 2013, multiple Wisconsin conservatives were awakened by...
  • Obama Can’t Find Victims of 'Mass Incarceration' in Federal Prisons

    07/15/2015 11:21:43 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/14/2015 | John P. Walters
    On Monday, President Obama announced the results of his war on unjust sentences and the incarceration of large numbers of low-level, non-violent drug offenders. Now in the seventh year of his presidency, he has added just 46 federal felons to the list of those whose sentences he has commuted. [....] And just who is Obama releasing? Not “low-level, drug-possession offenders” or marijuana users. No, he is releasing crack dealers, cocaine dealers, and methamphetamine dealers. Most of the 46 were crack cocaine distributors, some convicted of dealing more than 10 pounds of crack. Moreover, some of these felony drug dealers were...
  • Rock-n-Roll=> Ted Nugent and Kid Rock Team Up to Record ‘Kiss My Rebel A$$’

    07/13/2015 11:36:54 AM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/13/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Ted Nugent and Kid Rock have teamed up to record a song in support of the Confederate flag. The song, titled “Kiss My Rebel A$$,” was reportedly written and recorded in the space of a day after Nugent, seeing that Kid Rock had invited anyone protesting his use of the flag at his concerts to “kiss my aSS,” reached out to express his support via text message. “When you get a text from the Nuge, you know you’ve done something right,” laughed Rock during a joint appearance the two made on WWJ Newsradio 950. Added Nugent, “Rock ‘n’ roll ain’t...
  • Memphis, Tenn., Votes to Exhume Body of Confederate General, KKK Leader Buried in City Park

    07/13/2015 11:01:35 AM PDT · by mojito · 54 replies
    The Root ^ | 7/9/2015 | Breanna Edwards
    Memphis, Tenn., city leaders unanimously voted on Tuesday night to exhume the body of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a former Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader who is buried in the city’s Health Sciences Park, and move him to a private cemetery, Fusion reports. According to the report, the City Council also voted to move his wife’s body from the park and to take down the statue of Forrest sitting on a horse that currently stands in the park. The action is just one of the more recent moves of city and state leaders pushing for the removal of Confederate...
  • Morales crucifix gift to Pope Francis causes stir (Our Lord on the Hammer and Sickle)

    07/10/2015 12:44:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/10/2015 | Unattributed
    A crucifix sculpted in the shape of a hammer and sickle presented to Pope Francis in Bolivia has caused a stir among Catholic commentators. The Pope was given the item, combining Catholic and communist symbols, by left-wing Bolivian President Evo Morales. One Catholic bishop suggested that Mr Morales had sought to "manipulate God". But while some reports said the Pope was taken aback by the present, the Vatican has played down any row. The crucifix was based on a design by Luis Espinal, a Jesuit Priest assassinated in 1980 by right-wing militia to whom Pope Francis paid tribute during his...
  • Curing American Sclerosis (A Call for Civil Disobedience)

    07/09/2015 4:32:08 PM PDT · by mojito · 29 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | June 2015 | Charles Murray
    ...The operational plan I propose in the book is reasonably straightforward. The reasons that I think we are driven to that plan speak to some complex realities facing the United States in the second decade of the twenty-first century. First, the operational plan: to make large portions of the Federal Code of Regulations unenforceable. I want to make government into an insurable hazard, like flood, fire, or locusts. The way I want to do it is through massive civil disobedience underwritten by privately funded defense funds. [....] That brings me to the ambitious proposition I want to defend tonight: we...