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  • Harvey Weinstein Urges Jews to Take on Anti-Semites: "Kick These Guys in the Ass"

    03/25/2015 8:14:38 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | Scott Feinberg, Tina Daunt
    "We better stand up and kick these guys in the ass," movie mogul Harvey Weinstein said about present-day anti-Semites as he accepted the Humanitarian Award at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's National Tribute Dinner on Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton. "We're gonna have to get as organized as the mafia," he continued. "We just can't take it anymore [from] these crazy bastards." At the conclusion of a ceremony that celebrated four Jewish and gentile heroes (several posthumously) and at which more than a dozen Holocaust survivors were asked to stand and be applauded, Weinstein was introduced by his longtime friend...
  • Author: White House reveals 'hatred' for Israel

    03/25/2015 5:49:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough recently publicly demanded an Israeli “occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end,” pushing the relations between the U.S. and its chief Middle East ally for decades to the breaking point. McDonough’s comments, made to the left wing activist group J Street, simply are proof of the Obama administration’s “hatred” for Israel, according to best-selling author Joel Richardson. Richardson, who recently released “When a Jew Rules the World: What Every Christian Must Know about Israel in God’s Prophetic Plans,” explains the United States is now openly siding against Israel and the...
  • Obama's Locus

    03/21/2015 6:00:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Eileen F. Toplansky
    Lucid people who employ logic and evidence find it unimaginable that Obama does not appear to advance American interests and safeguard American lives. They clearly see a tinderbox ready to ignite in the Middle East. Why doesn't he? Unless, of course, all this is exactly what he seeks and has always sought. In fact, though it defies logic and sound reasoning, everything Obama does is meant to achieve the very opposite of judicious and prudent behavior. In this cartoon, Michael Ramirez perfectly captures the fealty that Obama displays with the dictators and evilmongers of the world. Obama does not care...
  • The Crisis Has Exploded (Obama and Israel)

    03/21/2015 4:18:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    Commentary ^ | John Podhoretz
    Today, the president of the United States told the prime minister of Israel he was reassessing America’s “options” with regard to Israel in light of remarks Benjamin Netanyahu made about potential Palestinian statehood and an election-day Facebook post urging Israeli right-wingers to go to the polls on Monday to counter a surge in Israeli Arab voters. The crisis in the relationship we discuss in our new editorial statement has entered a new and potentially unprecedented phase. It may well be that the president is going to present American Jews with a choice over the coming months no American president should...
  • Biogen Drug Could Inspire New Hope For Alzheimer's Treatments

    03/20/2015 5:43:22 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | Matthew Herper
    An experimental Alzheimer’s treatment being developed by biotechnology firm Biogen Idec seemed to slow patients’ inexorable cognitive decline in a small, preliminary study. The result will probably lead to greater hope for a new strategy for drug companies: Treat Alzheimer’s patients early, when the disease is mild, and use brain imaging to make sure that every patient already has the amyloid plaques that help cause the disease. The data, reviewed in a press release, appear to live up to the hype Biogen has created by teasing them at presentations at investor conferences over the past several months, several doctors say....
  • The Army’s Fort Hood Disgrace

    03/20/2015 4:45:53 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | Kathy Platoni
    It was more than five years ago that the gunshots rang out, but those of us who survived can still hear their echoes. On Nov. 5, 2009, an Army psychiatrist named Nidal Hasan—an American radicalized by extremist Islamic beliefs—opened fire on his fellow soldiers in Fort Hood, Texas, killing 14 people, including an unborn child, and wounding 32. I was there. A beloved friend, Capt. John Gaffaney, died at my knees. I was slated to become the shooter’s direct supervisor and later learned I was at the top of his hit list. That day has faded from the minds of...
  • Teaching Racial Hatred

    03/17/2015 4:09:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | David Deming
    People across the nation were shocked to see a video showing fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma gleefully chanting racial epithets and celebrating lynching. But what remains unseen is that some faculty at the University of Oklahoma, like those at other American universities, have been quietly inculcating racial hatred in the student body. The History of Science department at the University of Oklahoma conducts a series of seminars in which students are indoctrinated in extreme left-wing politics and taught to hate both white people and America. Under the guise of "professional training," material from the website everydayfeminism.com is being...
  • Ruinous "Compassion" (the idiocy of the minimum wage - Thomas Sowell)

    03/17/2015 3:58:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | Thomas Sowell
    It is fascinating to see brilliant people belatedly discover the obvious -- and to see an even larger number of brilliant people never discover the obvious. A recent story in a San Francisco newspaper says that some restaurants and grocery stores in Oakland's Chinatown have closed after the city's minimum wage was raised. Other small businesses there are not sure they are going to survive, since many depend on a thin profit margin and a high volume of sales. At an angry meeting between local small business owners and city officials, the local organization that had campaigned for the higher...
  • Walker gets standing ovation in NH, but most in attendance still undecided

    03/14/2015 6:08:33 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    wkow.com ^ | Greg Neumann
    Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) got a lot of applause and ultimately a standing ovation at a New Hampshire Republican Party training event Saturday morning, but most in attendance said they wouldn't make up their mind on who to vote for in the 2016 GOP primary for a long time. Gov. Walker also indicated this will be the first of many visits to the Granite State this year, both by him and apparently his sons Matt and Alex. The two are college students at UW-Madison and Marquette University respectively. "They've twisted our arms to maybe take part of a semester off...
  • Is Barack Obama a Christian?

    03/14/2015 6:16:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Is Barack Obama a Christian?
    Over half (54 percent) of Republicans, 26 percent of independents, and 10 percent of Democrats, when asked in a recent poll which religion describes President Obama's "deep down" beliefs, said he is Muslim. The poll was conducted in October 2014, by Alex Theodoridis of the University of California at Merced and released in February. Choices included Muslim, Christian, atheist, spiritual, or "I don't know." While 45 percent of Democrats said Obama is Christian, his stated belief, only 18 percent of independents and 9 percent of Republicans agreed. Many also responded "don't know" – i.e., 47 percent of independents, 26 percent...
  • God, Reason, and Our Civilizational Crisis

    03/14/2015 4:48:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 2 replies
    A particular religion’s concept of the Divine thus cannot help but profoundly influence the societies in which that faith prevails. The Greco-Roman world, for instance, generally lacked the biblical notion of God as the Creator. Consequently, it did not view humans as “co-creators” working to unfold a still-unfinished creation in human history. This is one reason why the Greeks and Romans, unlike the Jews, viewed manual work and commerce (as opposed to politics and war) as the responsibility of slaves, women, and other non-citizens. Especially important, however, is the way a religion’s understanding of God affects its appreciation of man’s...
  • The top four Jewish worries about Christian Zionism

    03/14/2015 4:26:40 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    jeffreysalkin.religionnews.com ^ | Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin
    Is Christian Zionism good for the Jews? Not every Jew thinks so. In fact, Christian Zionists make many Jews crazy. Why? Worry # 1: Jews believe that Christian Zionists believe that all Jews need to be back in the land of Israel before Jesus can return. Except it’s not true. I once asked Ralph Reed, the prominent conservative activist and founder of the Christian Coalition, about this. “Rabbi, I’ve been in church every Sunday of my life and I have never heard such a thing. It’s not the last book of our Bible [Revelation, which speaks of the end of...
  • Is Scott Walker Unstoppable?

    03/13/2015 5:43:02 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Bruce Walkder
    If Walker remains the most likely conservative to win the Republican nomination, then other conservative contenders will find their support and contributions going to Walker. As the race begins to boil down to Walker or Bush, conservatives will have an increasingly simple choice. The only thing that might derail Scott Walker is if he seems to be unelectable. Yet Scott Walker is the only governor in American history to have ever won three elections in four years, and that in Wisconsin. The most recent Marist poll shows Scott Walker running neck and neck with Hillary Clinton, and it shows Scott...
  • Tom Cotton: The Most Powerful Man in Washington

    03/13/2015 4:39:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    RCP ^ | Erick Erickson
    For Hillary Clinton to claim last week that Tom Cotton's letter was something unique in American history was as big a lie as her claiming she could not put two email accounts on one device. In fact, the Democrats know Tom Cotton's actions are legal. They just do not like his boldness in defiance of a president who increasingly views himself as a dictator. Try as they might, the Democrats have not been able to completely undermine the idea of three separate but equal branches of government. Their spittle flew when Speaker Boehner invited the Israeli prime minister to speak...
  • When Liberals Blew It (Holy Cow...Is the NYSlimes shifting rightward?)

    03/12/2015 5:31:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Nicholas Kristof
    Fifty years ago this month, Democrats made a historic mistake. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, at the time a federal official, wrote a famous report in March 1965 on family breakdown among African-Americans. He argued presciently and powerfully that the rise of single-parent households would make poverty more intractable. “The fundamental problem,” Moynihan wrote, is family breakdown. In a follow-up, he explained: “From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angeles, there is one unmistakable lesson in American history: a community that allows large numbers of young men to grow up in broken families...
  • Birds of a Feather: Obama, the Left, and Islam

    03/11/2015 5:18:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    American Thinker\ ^ | Victor Volsky
    Is Barack Obama a Muslim or even an Islamist? Or is there another explanation for his open, heartfelt affinity for all things Muslim? There is a veritable mountain of indirect evidence that he is indeed an acolyte of Islam. His late father was a Muslim. At the tender age of six, little Barack was taken by his mother to her new Indonesian husband’s homeland where he spent four crucial, formative years in a Muslim environment. As president, he openly indicates his reverence for Islam -- from a carefully mimicked Arabic accent when pronouncing the word the Muslim Scripture, the Quran,...
  • The Cost of Relativism

    03/11/2015 5:04:22 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | David Brooks
    The first response to these stats and to these profiles should be intense sympathy. We now have multiple generations of people caught in recurring feedback loops of economic stress and family breakdown, often leading to something approaching an anarchy of the intimate life. But it’s increasingly clear that sympathy is not enough. It’s not only money and better policy that are missing in these circles; it’s norms. The health of society is primarily determined by the habits and virtues of its citizens. In many parts of America there are no minimally agreed upon standards for what it means to be...
  • Sowell dissects Holder's Ferguson report

    03/10/2015 4:41:51 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies
    WND ^ | Thomas Sowell
    The U.S. Department of Justice issued two reports last week, both growing out of the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting of Michael Brown. The first report, about “the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson” ought to be read by every American. It says in plain English what facts have been established by an autopsy on Michael Brown’s body – by three different pathologists, including one representing the family of Michael Brown – by DNA examination of officer Darren Wilson’s gun and police vehicle, by examination of the pattern of blood stains on the street where Brown...
  • Exclusive: El-Sisi urges ‘Arab ready force’ to confront ISIS, questions if US ‘standing by’ Egypt

    03/09/2015 5:53:52 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, in an exclusive interview with Fox News, appealed to the U.S. to play a greater role in helping his country fight terrorism -- as he urged the creation of an "Arab ready force" to confront the Islamic State and similar groups. The Egyptian leader spoke with Fox News' Bret Baier in an extensive interview conducted in Cairo. He addressed the need for what he called a religious "revolution," urging moderate Muslims around the world to "stand up" against terrorists twisting their religion. But in the short term, he said more military might and funding will...
  • Why Progressives Mislead

    03/09/2015 4:57:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    city-journal.org ^ | John O. McGinnis
    Barack Obama’s supporters and detractors don’t agree on much, but as the president enters his final two years in office, they have voiced a common complaint: the president lacks competence. They cite multiple management breakdowns, such as the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare health-insurance website, which have eroded public support; his lack of engagement with Congress, which has impeded his legislative agenda; and his chronic inability to address serious problems before they become full-blown crises, undermining Americans’ confidence in his leadership. There is no doubt considerable truth to these charges. But Obama’s fundamental problems stem less from incompetence than from...
  • World's Best Skateboarding Cat! Go Didga Go!' (youtube link)

    03/08/2015 6:43:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
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  • Messianic Jew defies death to preach to Muslims

    03/08/2015 5:08:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 82 replies
    To preach the Gospel in a mosque in the Middle East is to court death. And it’s even more dangerous when the evangelist is an Israeli. Yet Messianic Jew Zev Porat defied all of that recently to enter a mosque in the town of Akko, in Israel, to bring Jesus Christ to Muslims. What’s more, he brought silence to the mosque by showing the gathered Muslims a book from an American Christian pastor, Carl Gallups’ “The Rabbi Who Found Messiah.” Porat, founder of Messiah of Israel Ministries, felt called by the Holy Spirit to venture into new territory, but faced...
  • Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appears in public amid rumors about his health

    03/08/2015 4:45:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has made a public appearance amid rumors about his health. State television aired images Sunday of the 75-year-old Khamenei addressing a group of environmental officials and activists at his residence in central Tehran. He appeared to be comfortable and healthy in the footage. Foreign-based news websites in recent days have claimed that Khamenei, who has the final word on all matters in Iran, had been hospitalized in critical condition.
  • Obama and the Jihadis: Blind Hatred Meets Self-Hatred Meets Alienation

    03/07/2015 5:44:54 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Ron Lipsman
    President Barack Obama made two appalling statements recently. First, he characterized the Jewish victims of Islamo-terrorism in the Parisian Kosher market as merely victims "... of violent, vicious zealots who … randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris." Then he chastised Americans for hastily condemning Islamic terrorism by comparing Islamist violence to "terrible deeds" perpetrated by Christians during the Crusades and the Inquisition. I suppose that Obama figures the six million Jews who went into Hitler's ovens were also selected randomly. And perhaps he is willing to overlook the fact that Germany invaded France in 1940...
  • British UFO encounter "gave me heart failure", says US airman after military...(Rendlesham)

    03/06/2015 6:14:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | Jasper Hamill
    Shortly afterwards [after the Rendlesham Forest experience], Burroughs fell ill with symptoms resembling radiation exposure. But the real problems started in 2011, when doctors were astonished after the mithral valve of his heart had failed - something which usually happens to men much older than 50-year-old Burroughs. "I couldn't work and was going downhill fast," he continued. Neither Burroughs nor his doctor were able to access his medical records, which were classified. Burroughs even claimed the Air Force denied he was employed with them at the time of the UFO incident. He asked for the help of presidential candidate Senator...
  • Netanyahu’s Churchillian warning (Krauthammer)

    03/06/2015 5:01:47 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    WaPo ^ | Krauthammer
    Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress was notable in two respects. Queen Esther got her first standing O in 2,500 years. And President Obama came up empty in his campaign to preemptively undermine Netanyahu before the Israeli prime minister could present his case on the Iran negotiations. On the contrary. The steady stream of slights and insults turned an irritant into an international event and vastly increased the speech’s audience and reach. Instead of dramatically unveiling an Iranian nuclear deal as a fait accompli, Obama must now first defend his Iranian diplomacy. In particular, argues The Post, he must defend its...
  • Bibi’s grand slam: Boxing in Obama on Iran’s nukes

    03/04/2015 5:24:01 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | John Podhoretz
    On Tuesday, Bibi Netanyahu gave the speech of his life before a joint session of Congress — and he has Barack Obama to thank for it. Yes, the very same Barack Obama who hates Bibi, the same Obama who was furious the speech was being given at all, walked the bases full for Netanyahu and served up the sucker pitch he hit for a grand slam. For six weeks, the president and his team have been letting it be known just how angry they are that the leader of the House of Representatives invited the Israeli prime minister to speak...
  • Israel and the Democrats

    03/03/2015 5:50:32 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Brett Stephens
    In June 2010 the administration pushed, and the U.N. Security Council adopted, Resolution 1929, which “demands” that “Iran halt all enrichment activities.” But now the administration will endorse Iran’s “right” to an industrial-scale enrichment capability—a right, incidentally, that the administration denies to South Korea. Resolution 1929 also states that Iran is “prohibited from undertaking any activity related to ballistic missiles.” But Iran continues to manufacture and test ballistic missiles, the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei demands they be mass produced, and Iran’s top nuclear negotiator is adamant that “we are not ready to discuss this matter with any foreigner.” All of...
  • Marines Allow Operators to Choose Glocks over MARSOC .45s (G-19 9mm are preferred)

    02/28/2015 5:42:59 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    The Marine Corps has authorized MARSOC operators to carry Glock pistols, since most of the elite outfit's members prefer the popular 9mm over the custom .45 pistols the service bought them in 2012. The Corps issued a Feb. 2 Marine Administrative Message, or MARADMIN, that green-lighted Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, or MARSOC, units to use the Glock 19, a proven design used by many units in U.S. Special Operations Command. The reliable, easy-to-maintain 9mm features a polymer frame and a 17-round magazine. The Marine Corps just completed an exhaustive search for a new MARSOC pistol in 2012. The...
  • The powers behind the FCC’s muscling of the Internet

    02/27/2015 7:51:19 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    NRO ^ | John Fund
    oday’s vote by a bitterly divided Federal Communications Commission that the Internet should be regulated as a public utility is the culmination of a decade-long battle by the Left. Using money from George Soros and liberal foundations that totaled at least $196 million, radical activists finally succeeded in ramming through “net neutrality,” or the idea that all data should be transmitted equally over the Internet. The final push involved unprecedented political pressure exerted by the Obama White House on FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, head of an ostensibly independent regulatory body. “Net neutrality’s goal is to empower the federal government to...
  • Daily Beast Drops Bombshell about Jesuits (go-to religious order for gay men)

    02/26/2015 4:07:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    Who knew that the Society of Jesus, aka the Jesuits, was the go-to religious order for gay men wanting to become priests? In a damaging indictment of the congregational order to which Pope Francis belongs, ex-Jesuit seminarian Ben Brenkert claims that the elitist organization covers up the activities of its homosexual priests. He also avers the official teachings of the Catholic Church are dead wrong on the topic. In the Daily Beast, Brenkert writes: But I saw homosexuality and Catholicism in the most holistic way, and I put my needs for self-preservation last because I wanted to make a difference...
  • Rebutting Snopes on 'Obama's Muslim Gang Sign'

    02/23/2015 6:27:29 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | F. W. Burleigh
    There are two videos of the event where Obama made this display of his forefinger. People who have questioned the article's interpretation of the gesture should take a close look at these videos, and listen to them as well. It does not take forensic science to recreate the scenario. It's all there in the videos: Just after Obama walked on stage, an off-camera voice coming from behind him cried, “Allahu Akbar.” This is a Muslim expression meaning “God is the greatest,” a cry that Muhammad, the creator of Islam, made frequent use of to incite people to violence and to...
  • Obama’s Multipronged Assault on Truth and Reality

    02/23/2015 5:44:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    The most obvious is the president’s repeated insistence that militant Islam is utterly disconnected from the Islamic faith. As this much-discussed essay in the Atlantic points out: Many mainstream Muslim organizations have gone so far as to say the Islamic State is, in fact, un-Islamic. It is, of course, reassuring to know that the vast majority of Muslims have zero interest in replacing Hollywood movies with public executions as evening entertainment. But Muslims who call the Islamic State un-Islamic are typically, as the Princeton scholar Bernard Haykel, the leading expert on the group’s theology, told me, “embarrassed and politically correct,...
  • CNN’s Borger Squares Off Against Issa Over Giuliani ‘Hateful’ Remarks

    02/22/2015 10:41:38 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Gloria Borger was rebuked by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) for the media’s obsession with Rudy Giuliani comments last week accusing President Obama of not loving America. Borger twice called the comments “hateful,” as the panel continued to refuse her prodding to attack America’s mayor. “I don’t think Rudy’s ever going to get the dust from Ground Zero out of his lungs,” Issa said. “He was there during the fall of those towers so for him to take personally a president...
  • Gov. Scott Walker: ‘I don’t know’ whether Obama is a Christian

    02/22/2015 7:24:12 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | Dan Balz and Robert Costa
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a prospective Republican presidential contender, said Saturday he does not know whether President Obama is a Christian. “I don’t know,” Walker said in an interview at the JW Marriott hotel in Washington, where he was attending the winter meeting of the National Governors Association. Told that Obama has frequently spoken publicly about his Christian faith, Walker maintained that he was not aware of the president’s religion. “I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that,” Walker said, his voice calm and firm. “I’ve never asked him that,” he added. “You’ve asked me to...
  • Progressives’ Peculiar Sense of Patriotism

    02/21/2015 5:05:46 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    N RO ^ | Jonah Goldberg
    The best thing Obama can seem to say about the country is that it elected him into office. *snip* So the question of the moment is whether Rudy Giuliani should be flayed or simply drawn-and-quartered for saying that Obama doesn’t love America. Naturally, this has led to Giuliani being called a racist, because the best working definition of racism in America today is any criticism of Obama that stings. Kevin Williamson runs through the highlights of what is, by now, a pretty old argument. My own view isn’t so much that Giuliani is right, but that he’s not exactly wrong...
  • Islam's Dangerous Degrees of Devotion

    02/20/2015 5:59:46 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | Carol Brown
    According to the uninformed or intentionally misleading, moderate Muslims follow a peaceful religion and are presumed to be like any other group of reasonable, law-abiding, freedom-loving folk. But there is ample evidence to show that moderate Muslims might also represent jihad lite. “Moderate” may describe the kind of Muslims the Obama administration is importing from places like Syria who have had “minor” associations with terrorists. Or perhaps they are American Muslims who believe that drawing a parody of Mohammed should be a criminal offense, with some saying the person should receive the death penalty. In any case, if there’s a...
  • An Administration Adrift on Denial

    02/20/2015 5:09:12 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Peggy Noonan
    The president famously cannot even name the ISIS threat forthrightly, and that is a criticism not of semantics but of his thinking. ISIS isn’t the only terrorist group, he says, Christians have committed their own sins over history, what about the Crusades, don’t get on your high horse. It’s all so evasive. Each speech comes across as an attempt to make up for the previous speech’s mistakes in tone and substance. At the “violent extremism” summit this week he emphasized Islamic “legitimate grievances” and lectured America on the need for tolerance toward American Muslims. Of extremists he said: “They say...
  • ISIS plans to storm Europe, cause 'pandemonium' in cities

    02/20/2015 5:03:26 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    WND ^ | Aaron Klein
    ISIS is planning to use Libya as a “gateway” to Europe and has raised the possibility of storming southern European cities to cause “pandemonium” or closing international shipping lines in the Mediterranean Sea. This according to documents released by ISIS supporters and propagandists and obtained by the Quilliam Foundation, a Britain-based think tank that focuses on counter-extremism. The purported ISIS documents, obtained and reviewed by WND, received widespread news coverage. However, some of the more sensational possibilities described within the pages were largely overlooked. The documents indicate ISIS views Libya as not just fertile ground for a headquarters but as...
  • Obama and the Muslim Gang Sign (a very important repeated article)

    Is President Obama a Muslim? A lot has been written about this, but if photographs speak louder than words, then a photo taken at last August’s U.S.-African Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C. might shed considerable light. It shows Barack Hussein Obama flashing the one-finger affirmation of Islamic faith to dozens of African delegates. *snip* The one-finger display is the distinctive Muslim gang sign: The index finger points straight up while the thumb wraps underneath and presses against the digital phalange of the middle finger. The remaining fingers are squeezed against the palm in order to highlight the extended forefinger. The...
  • Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism ([B]HARF Alert)

    02/19/2015 6:27:19 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    wsj.com ^ | John 'Purple Heart' Kerry
    The rise of violent extremism represents the pre-eminent challenge of the young 21st century. Military force is a rational and often necessary response to the wanton slaughters of children, mass kidnappings of schoolgirls, and beheading of innocents. But military force alone won’t achieve victory. In the long term, this war will be won only by deploying a broader, far more creative arsenal. A safer and more prosperous future requires us to recognize that violent extremism can’t be justified by resorting to religion. No legitimate religious interpretation teaches adherents to commit unspeakable atrocities, such as razing villages or turning children into...
  • Obama refuses to acknowledge ‘Muslim terrorists’ at summit

    02/19/2015 5:08:31 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Geoff Earle
    They’re burning and beheading victims in the name of Islam, but President Obama delivered a major speech Wednesday on combating violent extremism — while refusing to use the words “Muslim terrorists.” “No religion is responsible for terrorism — people are responsible for violence and terrorism,” Obama told a crowd that included Muslim community leaders at the White House. Following months of unrelenting atrocities by ISIS killers who released videos of themselves beheading US journalists and, most recently, 21 Coptic Christians, and burning a man alive, the president kowtowed to the audience by proclaiming that “Islam has been woven into the...
  • Peanut Butter Hummus -- delicious! (vanity)

    02/18/2015 3:44:35 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    I live out in the sticks and can't find the major ingredient of hummus (i.e. tahini). Found several recipes for hummus using natural peanut butter. Made some and it is wonderful.Here's a link to the source for the recipe I used...recipe for peanut butter hummus.Ate it for dinner tonight with raw broccoli.Wow!
  • Rev. Graham:‘Imagine the Outcry if 21 Muslims Had Been Beheaded by Christians? The Storm is Coming’

    02/16/2015 12:56:14 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Michael W. Chapman
    The Islamic State beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians over the weekend, propping the severed heads on the victims’ backs, a barbaric slaughter that led Reverend Franklin Graham to ask, “Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by Christians?” “Where is the universal condemnation by Muslim leaders around the world?” he asked.
  • Indians call Obama 'Sanctimonious'

    02/15/2015 6:18:09 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | Richard L. Benkin
    It was too good to be true. India’s Prime Minister and leader of the Indian right, and the most leftist US President in history seemed to be getting along. Then on January 27, the final day of his three-day Indian trip, President Obama spoke to 1,500 people at the iconic Siri Fort, and to the ears of those that heard it, lectured that “India will succeed so long as it was not splintered along the lines of religious faith.” The general reaction among Indians was ‘who does he think he is?’ Religious conflict has been in the forefront here of...
  • As Public Sours, ObamaCare Faces An Uncertain Future

    02/14/2015 6:50:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    IBD ^ | SALLY C. PIPES
    In a few weeks, ObamaCare's second open enrollment season will close. Unfortunately for the president, the law may not live to see a third open enrollment — thanks to an increasingly hostile public and a case before the Supreme Court that could render a major part of the law unconstitutional. According to Gallup, public approval of ObamaCare dropped to a record low of 37% at the end of 2014. The latest RealClearPolitics average of polls shows that 51% of Americans oppose the law. That shouldn't be a surprise. For a full year, individuals have had to deal with canceled plans,...
  • Obama outrages by calling 4 Jewish victims of Paris terror ‘a bunch of folks’ shot randomly

    02/10/2015 4:45:01 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Cheryl K. Chumley
    President Obama has sparked some widespread fury over his recent comments to Vox about the Jewish individuals who were brutally killed by terrorists in Paris — specifically, he labeled them “a bunch of folks” who were randomly shot. His comments: “It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris,” Vox reported. Mr. Obama went on, seeming to place the blame for terrorist attacks at the feet of the United States. “We devote enormous...
  • Brian Williams: Natural Result of a Pathological NBC Culture

    02/08/2015 5:26:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 46 replies
    Newsbusters.com ^ | Jeffrey Lord
    What has happened at NBC News? Answer? Nothing that hasn’t been happening in slow motion for years. Back there in the mists of January -- last month -- I wrote a story in this space about a group called the Conservative War Chest launching a major effort to call attention to what the group called the“corruption of American journalism” - with a specific and detailed focus on NBC and its Comcast owners. Released weeks before these latest stories about anchor Williams hit the fan the 65-page report provided chapter and verse about the culture of NBC and its cable sibling...
  • Does the barbarism have a logic? (is destabilization of Jordon the goal?)

    02/06/2015 6:38:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    WaPo ^ | Krauthammer
    Jordan is a more vulnerable target because, unlike the U.S., it can be destabilized. For nearly a century Jordan has been a miracle of stability — an artificial geographic creation led by a British-imposed monarchy, it has enjoyed relative domestic peace and successful political transitions with just four rulers over four generations. Compared to Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, similarly created, Jordan is a wonder. But a fragile one. Its front-line troops and special forces are largely Bedouin. The Bedouin are the backbone of the Hashemite monarchy, but they are a minority. Most of the population is non-indigenous Palestinians, to which...
  • Still More of President Obama’s Moral Equivalence (VDH)

    02/05/2015 11:58:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama, at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, said: Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. This is banal. The problem with all such high-horse declarations by Obama is his continual omission of historical context and, in this case, his conflation of the frequent with the rare. The Crusades began in 1095, almost a millennium...