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  • European 'superstate' suggested as Brexit solution

    06/28/2016 5:00:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The nearly 50-year-old union reached no level of stabilization over the weekend and on Monday, the Express reported “the foreign ministers of France and Germany” were revealing “a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states.” The report said, “Under the radical proposals E.U. countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.” The report said the plot “has sparked fury and panic in Poland … after being leaked to Polish news channel TVP Info.” The report said Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski...
  • Sebastian Gorka's plan to defeat ISIS – simple but devastating

    06/27/2016 5:22:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    WND ^ | Garth Kant
    In his book, Gorka proposes a simple but comprehensive strategy to defeat global jihad. Simple, in that it only has three parts, but comprehensive in that those parts have many details. Those details represent the product of years of study, research and writing on counterterrorism. These are the three parts to Gorka’s strategy to defeat jihad: 1) Identify the enemy 2) Empower allies 3) Delegitimize the ideology of jihad And here are the details: 1) Identify the enemy Name the enemy Gorka has a simple explanation as to why it is so important to identify the enemy and to call...
  • Giuliani: Brexit a major setback for Obama, Clinton, Kerry (video - Hannity)

    06/26/2016 2:54:12 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 2 replies
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  • Trump Indicates He May Name Cabinet Members Before the Election

    06/24/2016 11:59:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Cortney O'Brien
    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump may do something that’s never been done before – hey may name members of his cabinet ahead of the general election. When radio host Hugh Hewitt made the suggestion Thursday morning, Trump said he “liked the idea.” “I think I might be inclined to do that,” he said. In particular, Hewitt noted it could be a smart campaign move that would prove to nervous conservative voters that he is putting together a serious team to take on national security issues. The Republican nominee has already released his choices for the Supreme Court - a list...
  • Exercise triggers brain cell growth and improves memory, scientists prove

    06/24/2016 11:23:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Sarah Knapton
    Exercising may help boost memory because it triggers a protein which boosts brain cell growth, scientists believe. For several years, researchers have noticed that aerobic exercise, of the kind which gets the heart pumping, also appears to improve memory and learning. But nobody knew how. Now researchers at the National Institute on Ageing in the US have discovered that when muscles exercise they produce a protein called cathepsin B which travels to the brain and triggers neuron growth. The team has also shown that the levels of the protein soars when humans exercise. "Overall, the message is that a consistently...
  • A Jewish lawyer and a leader in her synagogue who turned to Jesus in a supernatural way! (video)

    06/24/2016 8:12:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
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  • Fox Cuts Off Former UK PM Tony Blair to Hear Trump’s Take on Brexit

    06/24/2016 7:39:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Alex Griswold
    Fox News scored quite the interview Friday morning with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to get his take on the successful British referendum to leave the European Union, but decided to cut it short to hear Donald Trump speak. Blair was the perfect guest to discuss the political and legal turmoil now facing Britain, and especially to discuss the news that Prime Minister David Cameron will be resigning in the coming months. But then Trump began speaking in Scotland, and Fox made up its mind.
  • Trump thumps Hillary: Cal Thomas (Link Only)

    06/23/2016 10:07:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    Link Only due to copyright complaint.
  • Trump’s Speech About Hillary Was Terrifyingly Effective (the Left is terrified)

    06/22/2016 1:10:08 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 140 replies
    Slate ^ | Michelle Goldberg
    In May, Morning Consult polled people with an unfavorable view of Hillary Clinton about why they didn’t like her. Fifty-eight percent said she was too liberal, while 22 percent said she was too conservative. But 82 percent of Hillary-averse voters said she was corrupt, and 88 percent said she was untrustworthy. These are the beliefs that unite her foes across the political spectrum. It’s why Trump, with his devious talent for derisive nicknames, was smart to dub her “Crooked Hillary.” Some of the examples Trump chose to reinforce this caricature are true. Describing Clinton as “a world-class liar,” he said,...
  • Trump’s challenge to official Washington (Pete Hoekstra)

    06/22/2016 7:06:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Pete Hoekstra
    The bipartisan Washington elite still cannot grasp the Donald Trump phenomenon. How can someone possibly succeed in politics by telling grass-roots America that he understands their anxieties and intends to do something about them? The Beltway crowd has for years conditioned the country to expect lofty platitudes followed by failure and inaction. When the presumptive Republican nominee for president speaks, large constituencies hear a straightforward message. Then official Washington — in all of its contempt for voters — anatomizes and reads between the lines until they have grossly distorted his words. For example, Mr. Trump’s policy of “America First” says...
  • An Israeli Rabbi's Response to Obama's Speech on Radical Islam (video - Excellent)

    06/21/2016 10:46:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
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  • Corey Lewandowski discusses dismissal from Trump campaign (video - Fox and Friends)

    06/21/2016 5:15:51 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
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  • Exclusive: Corey Lewandowski Escorted Out of Trump Tower, Out of Trump Campaign

    06/20/2016 10:35:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 151 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Neil W. McCabe
    Donald J. Trump fired his wunderkind campaign manager Corey Lewandowski Monday at the campaign’s regular Trump Tower meeting. “Corey was escorted out of the building,” a source close to the campaign told Breitbart News. Lewandowski came to the meeting unaware that he had lost the support of the GOP presumptive nominee, the source said. At the meeting, attended by both senior campaign staff and members of the family, Trump reviewed different campaign metrics that were all faltering: cooperation with party leaders, fundraising, surrogate operations and most importantly the polls. The campaign manager seemed to have run out of ideas. When...
  • Why Not Admit the Obvious: The President Won't Blame Them because He Agrees with Them

    06/17/2016 5:06:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 61 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Jeffrey T Brown
    We all know that Barack Obama was nominally a lawyer at some point in his past – not a good one, by anyone's account, but he was one. Assume for the moment that Barack Obama had as his client The Muslim Brotherhood, or CAIR, or Hamas, or any one of dozens of organizations dedicated to taking down the United States. Could he possibly have done a more effective job of hiding his client's actions or intentions while they went about conducting criminal operations unmolested as he has for seven years? Could he have been more successful at misdirecting and obfuscating...
  • BYRON YORK COLUMN: Ralph Reed, all in for Trump, urges Evangelicals to follow

    06/16/2016 10:05:18 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    timesreporter.com ^ | Byron York
    As Ralph Reed, the longtime evangelical leader, sees it, Donald Trump did two smart things in his appearance before Reed's Faith & Freedom Coalition Road to Majority conference in Washington recently. First, Trump showed up. "Showing up really matters, and we have not had, either at Faith & Freedom or my preceding work at Christian Coalition, a nominee show up, announced, with a full-dress speech, since George H.W. Bush in 1992," Reed told a small group of reporters after Trump's appearance. (Bob Dole did an unannounced drop-by in 1996, Reed said.) Second, Trump hit the right notes, according to Reed,...
  • Lindsey Graham: "I Want To Applaud Mr. Trump" (video at source)

    06/16/2016 9:35:57 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 64 replies
    RCP ^ | Tim Hains
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who says he’s meeting with the National Rifle Association to talk about banning people on the government’s no-fly list from buying guns, is on the "right road" on the issue. “I want to applaud Mr. Trump. I think he’s [going] to the middle on something that’s very important," Mr. Graham said on 'Fox and Friends' Thursday morning. "If you're on a no-fly list, if the government has determined that you are too dangerous to get on an airplane, I believe you shouldn’t be able to buy a gun....
  • Milo at Orlando Shooting Site (Milo Yiannopoulos - video)

    06/16/2016 3:26:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    Video LinkI post this just in case anyone might have missed this epic speech.If you have seen it, you will surely agree it is worth a second viewing.
  • After Orlando, Obama continues to be in denial about terrorism

    06/15/2016 12:38:48 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    WaPo ^ | Marc A. Thiessen
    According to the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, who spent hours interviewing Obama about his foreign policy doctrine, the president “has never believed that terrorism poses a threat to America commensurate with the fear it generates” and “frequently reminds his staff that terrorism takes far fewer lives in America than handguns, car accidents, and falls in bathtubs do.” That’s right, our commander in chief sees the mass shooting of 49 people in Orlando as akin to a slip in the tub. In his 2016 State of the Union address, Obama blithely dismissed the Islamic State as “fighters on the back of pickup...
  • Sen. Sessions: Obama and Clinton are in denial (Obama lashes out at Trump - video)

    06/15/2016 9:52:43 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    Video LinkTrump has clearly gotten under Obama's skin.
  • Bang: Trump's Second Barrel Explodes at Jihad

    06/14/2016 11:04:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | James Lewis
    This is Donald Trump on the latest horror killing in Israel. Read it, and you realize it's not the Trump you thought you knew. ​​I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the outrageous terrorist shootings that took the lives of at least four innocent civilians and wounded at least twenty others in Tel Aviv yesterday. The Israeli security forces' investigation is ongoing, but some facts have already emerged — and they are grim. Just as fast as the condolences arrive from the civilized world is the praise arising out of the uncivilized one. Hamas praised the attack, calling the attackers...
  • Trump Trumps on Orlando

    06/14/2016 10:43:22 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    RCP ^ | William Murchison
    And suddenly, with a click -- a trigger click, the first of who knows how many at the Pulse club -- the election campaign turned. And anyone worrying about Trumpian bankruptcies and buccaneering found himself isolated from the mainstream of discussion: To wit, how did it come to this, that yet another Muslim extremist could, with relative impunity, vent his rage against the customers at any kind of American bar, whether it be gay, straight, vegan, feminist, post-Confederate, libertarian, lepidopteran? American: That would be the point, compassed by the laws and liberties of a country once clear-eyed enough to recognize...
  • What if Donald Trump is exactly what people want after the Orlando shooting?

    06/14/2016 10:24:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    WaPo ^ | Chris Cillizza
    After I wrote a piece Sunday on the lack of empathy showed by Donald Trump in the wake of the Orlando shootings — and why that was a bad thing for his chances of winning this fall — I heard from a lot of smart people who vehemently disagreed with that analysis. "I actually think because this is getting cast as terrorism, his response will work with a lot of people," said one Democratic pollster, echoing a sentiment that I have heard a lot over the past 24 hours. And, judging from Trump's tweets and public statements over the past...
  • How Donald Trump mastered the art of political innuendo and rumor-mongering

    06/14/2016 9:19:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Jenna Johnson, who covers Donald Trump's presidential campaign for The Post, wrote a very important piece Monday that details how the presumptive Republican nominee moves rumor and innuendo into the public consciousness without ever having to directly answer for it. Trump's strategy comes down to three simple words: "People are saying." As in: "There are a lot of people that think maybe he doesn’t want to get it. A lot of people think maybe he doesn’t want to know about it. I happen to think that he just doesn’t know what he’s doing, but there are many people that think...
  • Florida governor: Obama hasn't called me

    06/14/2016 6:17:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    politico.com ^ | Nick Gass
    In the wake of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, Rick Scott received phone calls from George W. Bush and Donald Trump, the Republican governor of Florida said Tuesday. He's still waiting on a call from President Barack Obama, however. Speaking to Brian Kilmeade on "Fox & Friends" from Orlando, Florida, Scott shared details of both calls. During his call with the 43rd president, Scott said Bush told him that he and former first lady Laura Bush "were praying for us, and anything he could do, he would love to be helpful." As far as Obama is...
  • The Forbidden Chapter in the Tanakh (video)

    06/13/2016 11:53:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    Video LinkThe title isn't actually accurate. Isaiah 53 isn't forbidden, but the video explains that.That said, I found the video to be really powerful.
  • Killing Homosexuals Is Not ISIS Law, It Is Muslim Law

    06/13/2016 11:35:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    NRO ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    As we have noted here many times, military training is generally the key that separates competent terrorists from wannabes. But whether actual or would-be jihadists, these Muslims are motivated by Islamic supremacism, the belief that sharia, Islam’s ancient, totalitarian law, must be imposed on society. Based on all this, there is abundant Washington and media speculation that the attack is “ISIS-inspired.” This is consistent with the bipartisan, government-approved inanity we have been following for a quarter-century, what I often call the political class’s concoction of “An Islam of Their Very Own.” It goes something like this: Islam is a religion...
  • Trump ally: Clinton aide could be 'terrorist agent' (Roger Stone, Huma)

    06/13/2016 9:09:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | Nick Gass
    In the wake of Sunday's deadly terrorist shooting in Orlando, Donald Trump's longtime friend and informal adviser wants the presumptive Republican nominee to hit Hillary Clinton even harder, suggesting the former secretary of state's top aide Huma Abedin could be a "Saudi spy" or a "terrorist agent." Only Trump, Roger Stone said on Sirius XM's "Breitbart News Daily," will be able to draw the necessary amount of attention to the theories, which have drawn significant blowback from Democrats and Republicans alike. “I also think that now that Islamic terrorism is going to be front and center, there’s going to be...
  • Innocent Muslim American got caught up in gun culture at work (satire/vanity)

    06/12/2016 2:46:03 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    He was a security guard. There were weapons involved. Pistols, long guns—devices(?). CNN wonders, what could possibly have caused him to kill 50 people? Were the guns possessed? Did the guns possess the innocent muslim? Well first of all, let’s erase any thought that this crime might have been related to islam. That isn’t possible. The President has thoughtfully and rightfully rejected this line of reasoning. So what else could it have been. Here’s the logical conclusion. At work, the killer was exposed to guns and the violence they can wreak. And then he must have become aware of conservative...
  • GOP wonders: Is there a future with Trump? (behind the scenes at Romney conference)

    06/12/2016 4:33:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    Donald Trump can be an effective president, and he’s going to win with you or without you, Republican Chairman Reince Priebus told several hundred of the party’s top donors and strategists Saturday. Trump is setting a dangerous example for Americans by promoting “trickle-down racism,” and the party must look beyond this presidential election to find its future, the 2012 nominee Mitt Romney told the same group later that morning. Delivered within moments of each other at Romney’s annual business and politics summit at a five-star ski resort, those opposite messages were enough to cause whiplash. That’s a hazard of being...
  • A Combative Donald Trump Shows Up at Tampa and Pittsburgh Rallies

    06/12/2016 4:13:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Beth Reinhard
    Some people who know Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump say he has two aspects: a thoughtful, charming private demeanor and an impulsive, inflammatory public persona. But now, two public images of Mr. Trump appear to be emerging: the scripted candidate who affirms conservative ideals and attacks presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and the free-wheeling headliner at rallies who seems willing to hurl insults at any and all, even within his own party. The latter public version of Mr. Trump showed up on Saturday at campaign stops in Tampa, Fl., and Pittsburgh, Pa., offering a stark contrast from the more-restrained...
  • EU Referendum: Massive swing to Brexit – with just 12 days to go (Link Only)

    06/11/2016 4:54:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    Andrew Grice
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  • This Time, Trump's Not the Problem

    06/10/2016 4:59:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Mark Davis
    When Republicans have a severe communications mishap, all conservatives should be concerned about getting the situation righted as soon as possible. If someone seeking to speak for all Republicans commits a seething unforced error, it must be addressed promptly so that voters know they can expect better moving forward. I am referring, of course, to Paul Ryan. Sure, Donald Trump could have been more precise in his complaint about Judge Gonzalo Curiel. Something like this: “The Judge’s ethnicity poses no problem in and of itself. But there is an appearance of impartiality based on racial politics— the judge’s membership in...
  • Romney gathers 'NeverTrump' crowd for Utah retreat

    06/10/2016 4:08:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 97 replies
    WND ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    Mitt Romney, the twice-failed Republican candidate for president, has kicked off a weekend convention of fellow-minded “NeverTrump-ers,” hosting a retreat at a secluded Utah spot so they can gather and talk without worry of media coverage and condemnation about how they should proceed politically, if the billionaire businessman wins the White House. It’s called the “Experts and Enthusiasts Summit,” or “E2” summit, and it’s set at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, the Washington Post reported. Reportedly, those in attendance will talk about their plans to take down Trump with a third-party candidate. Such talk was going...
  • Watching "13 Hours" about Bengahzi. Trump can use this to cook Clinton's goose.

    06/09/2016 3:46:37 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies
    Nothing more to say really but this movie is all about the impotence of our government versus the action and heroism of our men in uniform and patriots.
  • Trump Scores Historic 13 Million GOP Primary Vote Blowout with California Win

    06/09/2016 4:26:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Michelle Moons
    Trump closed out the primary election season with wins in South Dakota, New Mexico, New Jersey, Montana, and California. While Sen. Bernie Sanders remains actively campaigning for the Democratic nomination against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Trump became the GOP’s presumptive nominee shortly after winning Indiana’s May 3 primary election. The American businessman surpassed 2012 nominee Mitt Romney’s and 2008 nominee John McCain’s primary election vote totals by late in April according to Politico calculations. Previous record holder George W. Bush received just 10.8 million votes in 2000, a number far surpassed by Trump’s over 13 million votes with...
  • Grassley equates Trump's judge comments with Sotomoyor's 'wise Latina' logic (Link Only)

    06/08/2016 10:38:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    Jason Noble
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  • Pat Buchanan: Stop ‘lynching’ Trump over judge

    06/08/2016 9:05:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mark Hensch
    Pat Buchanan is defending presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump over his attacks against a Hispanic judge. “Before the lynching of the Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge?” Buchanan, a conservative political commenter, wrote on his website. “Stated succinctly, Donald Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a class-action lawsuit against Trump University, is sticking it to him,” Buchanan added. "And the judge’s bias is likely rooted in the fact that he is of Mexican descent. “First, Trump has a perfect right to be angry about the judge’s rulings and...
  • Hugh Hewitt: GOP Should Change Convention Rules to Dump Trump

    06/08/2016 8:08:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 162 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Alex Swoyer
    Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt suggests the Republican Party should change the rules ahead of the GOP National Convention so presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump can be replaced. “It’s like ignoring stage-four cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it,” Hewitt says. “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain after the last 72 hours.” “I wanna support the nominee of the party, but I think the party ought to change the nominee. Because we’re going to get killed with this nominee,” he added.
  • GOP Luminaries bashing Trump thereby endorse La Raza

    06/08/2016 5:11:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    Did Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell do their La Raza homework before calling Trump a bigot? It appears they may not have. Or worse, they’ve done their homework, but chose not to factor in the nature of the organization named La Raza. Jerome R. Corsi, in WND posted an article entitled “Judge, Law Firm Bringing Trump U Case Both Tied To La Raza.” It begins: “The federal judge presiding over the Trump University class action lawsuit is a member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, a group that while not a branch of the National Council...
  • Trump and the judge - It’s not about race, but the rule of law

    06/08/2016 4:55:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Brian C. Joondeph
    To be sure, Donald Trump could have spoken more carefully and clearly, instead of initially referring to Judge Curiel, born in the USA, as Mexican, and relying on his affiliations and his serving on a scholarship selection committee that chose an illegal alien to receive funding to attend law school. So why wouldn’t Donald Trump be concerned about the rule of law being applied fairly? Because it often is not. This past week at his San Jose rally, an unruly mob violently attacked Trump supporters. The mayor, while condemning violence against those exercising free speech and assembly, had his police...
  • Republicans are scrambling to clarify that they don't think Donald Trump is a racist

    06/07/2016 11:03:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Pamela Engel
    House Speaker Paul Ryan clarified on Tuesday that while he thinks some of Donald Trump's attacks on a judge have represented "the textbook definition of a racist comment," he doesn't consider the candidate himself to be racist. After Ryan made the "racist comment" remark at a news conference Tuesday morning, Fox News radio's "Kilmeade & Friends" asked Ryan if he believes Trump is racist. "No, I'm not — I'm saying that the comment was. I don't know what's in his heart, I can't speak to that whatsoever. What I'm saying is to suggest that a person's race disqualifies them to...
  • Gingrich in pole position to join Trump presidential ticket, say conservatives

    06/07/2016 7:42:59 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 93 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Peter Stone
    Newt Gingrich’s prospects of joining the Republican presidential ticket as Donald Trump’s running mate are expected to get a boost from mega donor Sheldon Adelson, say three conservatives with links to Gingrich or the casino billionaire. Adelson has pledged $100m to back Trump’s White House bid – and the sources familiar with Adelson and Gingrich said they think close ties between the two men who share ardent and hawkish pro-Israel views, should help the former House speaker’s chances. Adelson has long been close to Gingrich, who had a hand in convincing him to back Trump last month, and the Las...
  • Geert Wilders: Muslims, Leave Islam, Opt for Freedom!

    06/07/2016 6:30:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Geert Wilders
    Many people have been shocked by a recent undercover documentary on Danish television. It revealed how imams, speaking a moderate language when talking to Westerners, have a quite different message for Muslims in the mosque. There, Islam shows its true face: cruel, barbaric, inhumane. Just imagine you’re a woman. Danish television showed how a woman, who was complaining to the imam that she was being abused by her husband, was told not go to the police. According to Islam, women are not to complain when they’re beaten up by their husbands, unfaithful wives should be stoned, homosexuals should be thrown...
  • Newt Gingrich wants you to know Donald Trump is still doing great!

    06/07/2016 4:09:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Chris Cillizza
    I was stunned over the weekend when Newt Gingrich went hard after Donald Trump for the real estate mogul's comments about the ethnicity of a judge overseeing a case involving Trump University. *snip* Given that back and forth, I reached out to Gingrich to see what he made of the hubbub — and whether it had changed his generally positive views on Trump. It has not. Here's what Newt told me: Trump is going to be fine as a candidate. He is learning very rapidly. When [Ted] Cruz dropped out so early it took away the 60 days Trump and...
  • Trump calls scolding by Newt Gingrich 'inappropriate'

    06/06/2016 3:46:44 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    onlineathens.com ^ | LAURIE KELLMAN
    Donald Trump said Monday it was "inappropriate" for Newt Gingrich to demand he drop the subject of an American judge's ethnicity and start acting like "a potential leader of the United States." But Trump let stand widespread scolding from other Republican leaders who want him to lay off the jurist — a sign that the GOP presidential candidate doesn't want to blow up the fragile truce he has struck with the party establishment. Trump insisted that his comments about the judge came in defense against relentless questions from reporters and others about lawsuits against Trump University. Trump said U.S. District...
  • John Kasich says Donald Trump should apologize to Judge Gonzalo Curiel

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich tweeted Monday morning that presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump should apologize to U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the judge presiding over a Trump University lawsuit. "Attacking judges based on their race &/or religion is another tactic that divides our country. More importantly, it is flat out wrong," Kasich tweeted. "@RealDonaldTrump should apologize to Judge Curiel & try to unite this country. #TwoPaths," he added. Trump has said that Curiel could act unfairly in the case because of his Mexican heritage. On Sunday, Trump said "it's possible" that a Muslim judge could also be biased because...
  • Can Trump Productions’ Content Be a Kingmaker? (How Trump controls of the media narrative)

    06/06/2016 6:39:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JUNE 5, 2016 | Jim Rutenberg
    It’s time to stop calling Donald J. Trump’s presidential operation “the Trump campaign.” It would be far more accurate to call it “Trump Productions Inc.” Mr. Trump is not running a campaign in the modern sense — or what was the modern sense until about yesterday. Rather, he oversees a prolific content production studio that has accomplished what every major media conglomerate is trying to pull off with mixed success. It has managed to produce a huge amount of inexpensive programming that has consistently dominated the ratings and the conversation across the entire new-media landscape — cable news, broadcast news,...
  • Was Osama Right? [Bernard Lewis - 22 May 2007 -- still very on topic]

    06/05/2016 5:15:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    yaleglobal.yale.edu ^ | May 22, 2007 | Bernard Lewis
    During the Cold War, two things came to be known and generally recognized in the Middle East concerning the two rival superpowers. If you did anything to annoy the Russians, punishment would be swift and dire. If you said or did anything against the Americans, not only would there be no punishment; there might even be some possibility of reward, as the usual anxious procession of diplomats and politicians, journalists and scholars and miscellaneous others came with their usual pleading inquiries: "What have we done to offend you? What can we do to put it right?" A few examples may...
  • Bernard Lewis and Islam

    06/05/2016 3:27:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Michael Curtis
    Perhaps the first influential and controversial publication was his [Lewis'] essay in 1990 on The Roots of Muslim Rage. That rage stemmed partly from Muslim anger over the fact that infidels were ruling over true believers, and partly from the Muslim rejection and war on modernity. The reality is that Muslim societies had not kept pace with the West. Lewis argued that from the 11th century on, Islamic societies have been decaying because if their own internal problems and self-inflicted failures on political, economic, and gender issues. The deterioration was not the result of Western colonialism. Nevertheless, Islamic societies blame...
  • Brexit is the Only Way to Secure Great Britain

    06/04/2016 8:02:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Christopher Carter
    A few weeks ago David Cameron made contemptible warnings over Brexit and its implications for UK security. He even went so far as to suggest the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “might be happy” if the country votes to Leave the EU. It is rather telling that since this intervention the PM has chosen to focus on prophesising economic collapse and hardship rather than discussing this vital issue of Britain’s national security. It is not surprising – considering the recent interventions and revelations concerning how the UK’s membership of the EU impacts on our security. A report by the...