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  • The classless NFL clowns, and the ‘experts’ who enable them

    12/13/2014 9:13:37 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Phil Mushnick
    To save time and syllables, we’re going journo-green today. Thus “common sense” will be replaced by “it,” as in “getting it.” And that’s the point: “it” doesn’t matter, not anymore. It doesn’t matter that the absurd, the grossly inaccurate and the just plain stupid easily can be eliminated. It is what it is. And that’s it. There will be no deviation from, let alone elimination of, the ridiculous, no matter how self-evident.
  • Savage: The new spending bill represents a Republican betrayal of the highest magnitude

    12/12/2014 2:52:10 PM PST · by TBP · 34 replies
    email | Michael Savage
    Dr. Savage poured over the new $1.2 trillion spending bill, noting the colossal waste and bipartisan "pork barrel" provisions it contains. "Who is going to pay for this?" he asks. "We've just experienced a Republican betrayal of the highest magnitude," Savage announced. In the latest $1.2 trillion dollar spending bill, Obamacare is fully funded. So is amnesty. Boehner is out there, pretending he's concerned. Meanwhile, they gave a billion dollars for the amnesty bill to help illegal aliens. The budget is packed with what we used to call "pork barrel" spending. Now they're called "riders," but it's the same thing:...
  • Driver: The Taxi and Limousine Commission ruined my life

    11/28/2014 6:40:43 PM PST · by TBP · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 27, 2014 | 10:15pm | Rebecca Harshbarger and Daniel Prendergast
    A Pennsylvania limo driver says he lost his job, and his life was destroyed, when a ruthless undercover TLC inspector pulled a sting on him and seized his employer’s car at JFK Airport, leaving him stranded for days. Michael Davis, 49, his wife and two young sons are now facing eviction from their Allentown, Pa., home after he was forced to fork over thousands of dollars to his former employer, who sued him for losing the town car. “It messed up my life,” Davis told The Post, referring to his May 14 run-in with Felicia Harper, a member of the...
  • Political donations prove liberal bias dominates American culture

    11/09/2014 7:58:53 PM PST · by TBP · 3 replies
    Capitol City Project ^ | November 7, 2014 | Joe Schoffstall
    Conservatives have long believed American culture is entrenched with a liberal bias, only to be scoffed at and called paranoid. However, three new charts dealing with political donations from academia, media, and Hollywood prove this to be the case. Business Insider was provided a data set of federal campaign contributions dating all the way back to 1980, making the sample size considerable. The data set confirms that media, academia, and the entertainment industry are some of the most liberal professions in America. The findings were provided by CROWDPAC, a non-partisan analytics firm based out of California. “In compiling all this...
  • Academics and media tell minorities: You’ll never succeed because of racism

    11/09/2014 7:17:21 PM PST · by TBP · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 9, 2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    [W]hat messages make young people feel as if they are in control of their future? Well here’s what doesn’t: The constant chatter about institutional racism and sexism that pervade our educational institutions and media outlets. If you want to give a kid the sense that he has some modicum of control over his destiny, that his efforts will be rewarded with success, it’s probably best not to tell him the decks are stacked against him. But that’s exactly what we do.
  • The Case Against Liberal Compassion

    11/09/2014 3:07:50 PM PST · by TBP · 30 replies
    Four years ago I wrote a book about modern American liberalism: Never Enough: America’s Limitless Welfare State. It addressed the fact that America’s welfare state has been growing steadily for almost a century, and is now much bigger than it was at the start of the New Deal in 1932, or at the beginning of the Great Society in 1964. In 2013 the federal government spent $2.279 trillion—$7,200 per American, two-thirds of all federal outlays, and 14 percent of the Gross Domestic Product—on the five big program areas that make up our welfare state: 1. Social Security; 2. All other...
  • Why liberal compassion is an inane basis for political action

    11/09/2014 3:05:20 PM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 9, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    Compassion creates a co-dependency between the empathizers and the empathizees: Liberalism is an “alliance of experts and victims,” in the words of Harvard’s Harvey Mansfield. To top that up to 51% of the voters, says Voegeli, liberals argue that “those who do not recognize the expertise of the experts are stupid, preferring ignorance, and those who do not recognize the victimhood of the victims are wicked, lacking compassion.” If the empathizees ever disappeared (by, say, having their miseries extinguished) then the empathizers would lose their purpose, the soothing soul balm of caring.
  • Someone Has Been Running This Mysterious Classified Ad For 10 Straight Years Now

    11/06/2014 9:07:50 PM PST · by TBP · 31 replies
    Yahoo finance ^ | November 6, 2014 | Stefano Pozzebon
    A classified ad offering a job in the New York publishing industry has been posted, and reposted, with almost no changes for more than 10 years. The curious job offer advertises a PA/research associate for "a busy executive" in New York City, with no further information about the employer. The salary is described as between $90,000 and $110,000 per year — generous, for the role.
  • Some Gutless Republicans Owe some Apologies to Ted Cruz

    11/05/2014 2:03:11 PM PST · by TBP · 48 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | November 5th, 2014 | Leon H. Wolf
    As we wake up today and survey a landscape littered with the corpses of Democrat political careers, it is worth remembering that many people predicted that this day would never come, all because of Ted Cruz. Throughout the last two years, Cruz has been one of the few Republicans who has not been afraid of his own shadow in the Senate, and virtually the only one to publicly stick his neck out in favor of doing anything. And at every step of the way he was scolded by his alleged political betters for damaging the GOP brand. When Cruz stood...
  • MD Congressional District 6 Too Close to Call

    11/04/2014 9:48:19 PM PST · by TBP · 9 replies
    WBFF-TV Fox 45 ^ | Wednesday, November 5 2014, 12:19 AM EST Read More at: http://foxbaltimore.com/news/features/top-st | WBFF
    <p>All but two of Maryland's congressional districts have been called shortly before midnight with 89% of precincts reporting.</p> <p>District 6 is currently close with incumbent John Delaney fighting to keep his seat from opponent former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino. Bongino currently has a slim lead with 49% of the vote shortly before midnight.</p>
  • La. State Sen. Guillory: 'Black People Are Being Used By Limousine Liberals'

    10/31/2014 8:18:28 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Fox News
    Republican Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory was on “The Kelly File” tonight to discuss his controversial new ad, in which he calls on black voters to “send Kay Hagan home.” In the ad, he says, "You see, black people are just being used by limousine liberals who have become our new overseers. We've only traded one plantation for another. You are not Kay Hagan's cause and you're certainly not her charity. You are just a vote. She has stepped off your backs to fame and fortune and left you behind on food stamps, deprived of the American dream." Tonight, he...
  • LBJ’s 1964 attack ad ‘Daisy’ leaves a legacy for modern campaigns

    09/07/2014 5:48:00 PM PDT · by TBP · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 5 | Drew Babb
    Fifty years ago, on Sept. 7, 1964, a political ad called “Daisy” aired on behalf of President Lyndon Johnson. The commercial opened with a little girl in a meadow, then a horrific nuclear blast filled the screen. We’ve been feeling the fallout ever since. It was only a minute long. The paid ad ran on national television only once, and only on one network, NBC. But that’s all it took.
  • Obama Goes to the Bank

    09/06/2014 7:13:12 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    Facebook ^ | ??? | Adrain Cronauer?
    President Obama walks into a local bank in Chicago to cash a check. He is surrounded by Secret Service agents. As he approaches the cashier he says, "Good morning Ma'am, could you please cash this check for me?" Cashier: "It would be my pleasure sir. Could you please show me your ID?" Obama: "Truthfully, I did not bring my ID with me as I didn't think there was any need to. I am President Barack Obama, the President of the United States of AMERICA !!!!" Cashier: "Yes sir, I know who you are, but with all the regulations and monitoring...
  • Three Reasons

    09/01/2014 8:42:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    TBP | Now | TBP
    Three reasons why you should not put a golfer in public office: 1. They're always looking for a good lie. 2. They think being subpar is a good thing. 3. Aren't we in the hole enough already?
  • Thoughts About Differences Between Conservatives and Liberals

    09/01/2014 9:58:59 AM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    My Practical Philosophy.com ^ | Recently | Unknown
    There are many liberals who view conservatives as bad selfish stupid people and many conservatives who have a similar view of liberals Bad motivations can come into play but since there are also good people on both sides of the political spectrum I will start by addressing the differing assumptions that leads good people to differ. There are two opposing ways to approach making the world a better place. One way is to focus on promoting freedom and individual rights. The other is to promote benevolent control for the benefit of the group. Although there are exceptions to the rule,...
  • Five Civil Questions to Pose to Your Liberal Friends

    09/01/2014 9:37:59 AM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | August 30, 2014 | David Bahnsen
    If I were being totally honest, I would say that it has not been my experience that very many left-leaning folks in this country want to have an honest dialogue on the key issues that separate left from right. This is particularly true amongst the academically credentialed leftists I have encountered who presumably know they have nothing to gain by exposing their worldview or ability to defend it.
  • Keys to staying young: Bucks woman, 91, plays piano on Saturday nights

    08/30/2014 4:22:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | August 30, 2014 | Jennifer Sheehan
    ta Bieber doesn't need sheet music. She just sits at a lovingly restored piano at McCoole's at the Historic Red Lion Inn in downtown Quakertown and lets her fingers fly. "I have about 120 songs in my head," the Kintnersville resident says. Bieber has fans that come to see nearly every one of her Saturday night performances. She very rarely misses a week at McCoole's piano. Little will stop her, not illness, surgeries or unrelenting snow. Pretty amazing when you consider she's 91 years old.
  • The Giver — Love, Choice, and the Limits of Perfection

    08/30/2014 2:54:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Celebration Center ^ | August 30, 2014 | Tim Phares, RScP
    “If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be,” as Yogi Berra once said. If you want to understand what this means, go see The Giver. The Giver is in the great dystopian tradition of Animal Farm and 1984, Brave New World, Atlas Shrugged, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, and so many more. (It also evoked for me memories of the Ring cycle and Lord of the Rings.) It takes place in a “perfect” society that has eliminated war, pain, suffering, differences and choice. They have created a society where everyone is equal (except those who are “more equal,” of...
  • [Vanity]Dystopia and Freedom

    08/23/2014 7:45:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    My Facebook Page | Yesterday | TBP
    It occurs to me that dystopian literature is essentially conservative/libertarian. Dystopian literature and film are essentially a pro-liberty art form. They remind us how Big Government abuses citizens and how much better things operate in an environment of freedom.
  • Ferguson Witness: Government is Planting Provocateurs in Neighborhoods

    08/22/2014 2:31:29 PM PDT · by TBP · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | August 20, 2014 | Tim Brown
    "The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- ― Vladimir Lenin A video has surfaced in which a man in the Saint Louis area, who has been involved in the protests in Missouri tells viewers that agent provocateurs are infiltrating legitimate protests in Missouri, all for the sake of the government growing its militarized presence in the area. The videographer wrote in the description of the video: "I debated with myself over an hour about whether I should post this or not. Earlier, while on the 2nd shift of our U. City protest, a guy...
  • Below-Average Temperatures Leave Some With Summertime Sadness

    08/04/2014 9:20:53 PM PDT · by TBP · 42 replies
    CBS New York ^ | August 1, 2014 6:38 PM | Cindy Hsu
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The area is on track for our coolest summer since 2009, but that’s leaving some people with seasonal depression, CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu reported. Staten Island high school seniors Gabriell Vinci and Antoinette DiStefano said summer is going by way too fast. “It’s very depressing,” Vinci said. Even though summer is only halfway over, Donna Barnes said she is feeling the frantic rush. “I have to admit, I’ve got a little bit of a panic of like there’s so many things that I wanted to do that I haven’t done yet,” Barnes said. Barnes said she...
  • Savage: Why should we care who wins in Iraq?

    06/18/2014 9:14:01 AM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    email | June 16, 2014 | Michael Savage
    "Obama's vision of Iraq is out of control," Michael Savage said to his listeners, adding: I call it "John McCain's War," because many of the elements of the invading army coming out of the north of Iraq are identical to, if not a part of, the so-called "rebels" in Syria who've been fighting Assad. So which side should we be on? How about no side? Does it make sense for us to take a side in the Shia/Sunni battle that's been going on [14 centuries] now? The fight between Islam's Shias and Sunnis goes back to the death of Muhammad...
  • Enough is enough: Bring them home, period.

    06/17/2014 10:46:42 PM PDT · by TBP · 50 replies
    I want to the start in a different place. The media keeps saying we are a nation that is being torn apart at the seams. In some ways, I agree with them, only because we are not looking for the things that bring us together. The left and right, we can’t agree on anything, right? The only place we can find common ground is in the hatred of one another. That’s the narrative that everybody is giving you. Unfortunately, there is some truth to that, unless we decide to look for more. We have been greatly divided. When the President...
  • There's a Pony in There Somewhere!

    05/30/2014 10:19:01 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    Pony Expressions ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Once there were five-year-old twin boys, one a pessimist and the other an optimist. Wondering how two boys who seemed so alike could be so different, their parents took them to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist took the pessimist to a room piled high with new toys, expecting the boy to be thrilled. But instead he burst into tears. Puzzled, the psychiatrist asked, "don't you want to play with these toys?" "Yes," the little boy bawled, "but if I did I'd only break them." Next the psychiatrist took the optimist to a room piled high with horse manure. The boy yelped...
  • Shock: All But 2 Public Mass Shootings Since 1950 Have Occurred in “Gun-Free Zones”

    05/30/2014 9:21:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | Apr 5, 2014 | Philip Hodges
    Put yourself in a criminal’s position. You feel like shooting and killing a bunch of people, and you want to be met with as little opposition as possible. If you go to a place that allows concealed carry, there’s a risk that someone could take you out before you start shooting, and that’s a risk you don’t want to take. Naturally, you’d go to a place that has heavy restrictions on gun-carriers. That’ll pretty much guarantee that no one will be able to fight back, and you’d be able to shoot and kill as many as you want. And then...
  • Release Sgt. Tahmooressi

    05/30/2014 9:00:11 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    BillO'Reilly.com ^ | Recenlty | Bill O'Reilly
    His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora Mexican Embassy 1911 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20006 May 28, 2014 Dear Excellency: We, the undersigned, are becoming increasingly concerned over the detention by Mexican authorities of Andrew Tahmooressi, a citizen of the United States, who has been held in jail in your country for the past two months. Mr. Tahmooressi, a Marine reservist who has served his nation honorably in two wars, was arrested in Mexico after he mistakenly crossed a border point near Tijuana on March 31st . Since then, in spite of all evidence that he entered Mexico by mistake, the...
  • Russell Kirk and The Making of The Conservative Mind

    05/27/2014 7:14:34 PM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | May 2014 | Henry Regnery
    The critic of his time must accept the risk of being accused of negativism, but he can console himself with the knowledge that serious criticism has its source in a definite position with its own standards, values and objectives. By the 1950′s, with the work of such men as Albert J. Nock, T. S. Eliot, Richard Weaver and Eliseo Vivas, among many others, the criticism of liberalism had grown into a substantial literature; what was lacking was a point of view, or attitude, movement together and give it coherence and identity. It was the great achievement, one can say historic...
  • [Vanity] Great Speech, General

    05/25/2014 7:30:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Me | Now | Me
    I must say, I'm no big fan of General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but that speech he made at the National Memorial Day Concert was great!
  • Keep A True Lent

    03/13/2014 8:41:23 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    New Thought Library ^ | Charles Fillmore
    THE CHRISTIAN world is once again observing the Lenten season; the season of prayer and fasting that precedes the joyous festivity of Easter. It is commonly believed that the Lenten period has to do with the events of the forty days preceding the Resurrection. This is an erroneous idea. Lent is a church institution, and there is no authorization for it anywhere in the New Testament. The idea, however, has a sound spiritual basis; Moses, Elijah, and Jesus Himself set a precedent for it. Each observed a forty-day period of prayer and fasting as a preparation for spiritual work. Moses...
  • GOP can make 2014 elections a referendum on corporate welfare

    03/12/2014 9:44:54 AM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 7, 2014 AT 6:33 PM | TIMOTHY P. CARNEY
    “Whose side are you on?” That's the Democratic mantra for the 2014 elections. It's the same “people versus the powerful” line that Democrats trot out every two years, because it works. But this year Republicans can turn this narrative on its head and make the midterm elections a referendum. Are you on the side of the Republicans, taxpayers and free enterprise? Or are you on the side of President Obama, K Street and corporate welfare? Two high-stakes corporate welfare issues could be on the table this year: taxpayer-backed subsidies for big exporters and Obamacare's insurer bailouts. Democrats are shackled to...
  • Democrats talk about climate, rake in billionaire bucks

    03/12/2014 9:40:11 AM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 11, 2014 AT 2:36 PM | TIMOTHY P. CARNEY
    The liberal climate cause is easier to understand if you think of it as a religion. Monday’s talkathon sounded at times like a religious revival. Senators spoke about the faithful who “believe in wind” and “believe in renewable” energy. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said climate for him is “a faith issue.”
  • WhatsApp founder’s journey from food stamps to fortune

    02/23/2014 3:42:43 PM PST · by TBP · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2014 | 1:42am | Kaja Whitehouse and Leonard Greene
    The nation’s newest billionaire is a rags-to-riches success story who escaped communist Ukraine as a teen and lived on food stamps in the United States before hitting it big with a messaging app that has become the hottest thing in social media. Meet Jan Koum, the 37-year-old college dropout who, with his partner and mentor, Brian Acton, just sold their startup, WhatsApp, to Facebook for $19 billion in cash and stock. Koum is now worth $6.8 billion. It’s a long way from the government-assisted, two-bedroom apartment in Mountain View, Calif., where he came of age with his mom, and even...
  • [Vanity] Anyone Get "The Gamut"?

    02/23/2014 1:42:09 PM PST · by TBP · 2 replies
    It's a vanity | Me
    Just a question: Does anyone get "The Gamut", which is on 820 AM and an FM frequency I forget? (Also on HD radio.) Can someone check and see if it picked up Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical? Thank you.
  • NORAD’s Santa-tracking began with a wrong number

    12/23/2013 8:14:49 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 22, 2013 | Michael Gartland
    NORAD’s tradition of tracking Santa’s sleigh began with a wrong number. Right before Christmas in 1955, Sears ran an ad offering millions of toy-hungry girls and boys the chance to talk to the big man himself. In Colorado Springs, the retailer published the local phone number to the North Pole as ME 2-6681. Modal TriggerCol. Harry Shoup There was only one problem: The number was one digit off. And that wrong number rang on the desk of a high-ranking officer in a bunker at the Continental Air Defense Command — the predecessor of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which has...
  • [Vanity] Pop Quiz

    11/08/2013 12:09:26 PM PST · by TBP · 21 replies
    Me! | Yesterday | ME!
    Pop quiz: If nominated in 2016, Chris Christie will be another: a) Bob Dole b) John McCain c) Mitt Romney D) All of the above
  • [Vanity] Please Jog My Memory

    11/08/2013 11:37:07 AM PST · by TBP · 12 replies
    My memory | Today | TBP
    Please help me jog my memory and find a link (or several). I seem to recall a Republican National Committee chairman several years ago saying that there is no place in the GOP for limited government people. I can't seem to find that, however, no matter how I do the search. Can anyone help me with this?
  • Senators Up for Re-Election in 2014

    11/07/2013 4:03:00 PM PST · by TBP · 61 replies
    wrhammons.com ^ | ? | W.R. Hammons
    Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) Montana Senator Max Baucus (D) Alaska Senator Mark Begich (D) Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran (R) Maine Senator Susan Collins (R) Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) Massachusetts Senator William "Mo" Cowan (D) Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D) Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi (R) Minnesota Senator Al Franken (DFL) South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D) Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe (R) Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns (R) South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson (D) Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D) Michigan Senator Carl Levin (D) Kentucky...
  • Top Eleven reasons to ignore liberal whining about GOP loss in Virginia

    11/06/2013 11:28:45 AM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    Freedom Leadership Conference ^ | November 6, 2013 | Glenn Ryt
    One of the Democratic Party’s most accomplished operatives and ally of Hillary Clinton beat conservative Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia, ushering in two new post-election certainties. First, we will hear from Democrats how this means the repudiation of the anti-Obamacare efforts by Republicans and the endorsement of the President’s “stay the course” message. Second, the victory of Democrat Terry McAuliffe means that Republicans had better nominate candidates far more moderate in the 2014 election season, now begun. To be more specific. We conservatives – and this writer is certainly one – made two major mistakes and we had better learn our...
  • Is Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Robert Sarvis a Libertarian-In-Name-Only?

    10/25/2013 2:10:07 PM PDT · by TBP · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | OCTOBER 25, 2013 | Ben Domenech
    While I’m closer to Sarvis’s viewpoint than Cuccinelli’s on marriage, marijuana, and I am sure other policy issues as well, there have been a number of concerning red flags about Sarvis’s positions. Take tax policy, for instance, where Sarvis just doesn’t sound like a libertarian at all to me. Virginia is around the middle of the pack when it comes to tax climate, and could desperately use additional reforms in a time when the state economy is doing so well to lighten the burden on workers. Yet Sarvis told Chuck Todd he didn’t actually favor more tax cuts, but finding...
  • Listen as Man Cancels DirecTV Service Because It Doesn’t Carry TheBlaze – and Wait Until You Hear...

    08/30/2013 2:25:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 39 replies
    The Balze ^ | Jason Howerton
    A now-former DirecTV customer recently called the company to cancel his service because it has refused so far to offer TheBlaze in its channel lineup. Better yet, he recorded the entire interaction and posted the audio on YouTube. Scott, presumably a big fan of TheBlaze, showed incredible discipline as he turned down special offer after special offer, choosing instead to stand by his principles. He even turned down NFL Sunday Ticket, which provides viewers access to every single NFL game. He admits that one was hard to turn down — but he did anyway.
  • Ever-greater Good - The Tempest

    08/30/2013 2:13:54 PM PDT · by TBP · 1 replies
    Celebration Center ^ | November 10, 2012 | Tim Phares, RScP
    Today we saw another Met Live in HD opera presentation. It was Thomas Ades's The Tempest, based on the Shakespeare play of the same name. The music is very modernist and the libretto has been modernized, with but a few of The Bard's most famous lines surviving. ("Those are pearls that were his eyes.") One character observes that "fortune, 'tis said, favors the bold." Certainly, as tomorrow is Veterans Day, we honor the boldest among us, a boldness motivated by love. The Tempest is an odd story of revenge, forgiveness and release. Prospero, a magician of fading powers, was Duke...
  • Time for Action - The Great Gatsby

    08/30/2013 2:10:05 PM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    Celebration Center ^ | May 10, 2013 | Tim Phares, RScP
    Today we saw The Great Gatsby. It’s an excellent adaptation of the classic Fitzgerald novel. The Great Gatsby is about striving, dreaming, and trying to restore what was. Jay Gatsby is a man who has remade himself from a penniless war veteran into a millionaire, all in pursuit of his lost love, Daisy, who is now married to Tom Buchanan. Tom is old money. The green light at the Buchanans’ residence across the harbor represents the dream that is just out of reach for Gatsby. At one point, he’s talking to his friend Nick, the narrator (and most likely Fitzgerald’s...
  • A hundred million miracles are happ'ning ev'ry day

    08/30/2013 2:07:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 4 replies
    Celebration Center ^ | Tim Phares, RScP
    A hundred million miracles are happ'ning ev'ry day, And those who say they don't agree Are those who do not hear or see.– Oscar Hammerstein III,"A Hundred Million Miracles", from Flower Drum Song What are you doing right now? Silly question, of course: You're reading this article. But have you contemplated the miraculous chain of events that enables you to read these words? I am sitting here at my keyboard, typing these words. A few clicks send them out and a few more clicks post them on this site. Then, with just a few clicks, you are able to read...
  • CHRISTENDOM’S GREATEST CATHEDRAL TO BECOME A MOSQUE

    08/30/2013 1:59:45 PM PDT · by TBP · 27 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/20/2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    While unrest in Turkey continues to capture attention, more subtle and more telling events concerning the Islamification of Turkey—and not just at the hands of Prime Minister Erdogan but majorities of Turks—are quietly transpiring. These include the fact that Turkey’s Hagia Sophia museum is on its way to becoming a mosque.
  • COMPARING CROWDS: WHO DREW MORE PEOPLE TO THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL, OBAMA OR BECK?

    08/30/2013 1:56:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 29, 2013 11:11am | Mike Opelka
    Wednesday was a big day in Washington, D.C. Huge crowds swarmed the area beneath the Lincoln Memorial and along the Reflecting Pool as three American presidents — Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter (George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush could not attend due to health reasons) — a host of congressional representatives and dignitaries gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech. NBC News initially described the crowd in a rather nebulous manner, reporting that “throngs of people” were there. The post was amended to...
  • [VAnity] Rush's Jeep Contest

    07/16/2013 3:42:40 PM PDT · by TBP · 16 replies
    A Friend | NOW! | ME!
    A friend of mine was interested in knowing if anyone has heard who won the Jeep from Two if By Tea. Has it been announced yet?
  • THE QUESTIONS ON PRAYER ASKED OF LT. COL. OLIVER NORTH WHEN LOIS LERNER WAS AT THE FEC

    05/23/2013 3:29:11 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 23, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Story highlights: Lois Lerner, the embattled director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS, served as head of the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) enforcement division from 1986 until 2001. While there, the FEC sued the Christian Coalition for allegedly conspiring with political candidates. During the case, representatives for the FEC asked intrusive questions on religion of several people involved, including Lt. Col. Oliver North. At one point, a representative demanded to know details regarding Pat Roberstson praying for North after reading a letter from North to Robertson indicating as much. The group’s attorney also noted that during the investigation third parties...
  • Why we should mistrust the government

    05/16/2013 3:14:21 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2013 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    mistrust of government is as old as America itself. America was born out of mistrust of government. The revolution that was fought in the 1770s and 1780s was won in the minds of Colonists in the mid-1760s when the British imposed the Stamp Act and used writs of assistance to enforce it. The Stamp Act required all people in the Colonies to have government-sold stamps on all documents in their possession, and writs of assistance permitted search warrants written by British troops in which they authorized themselves to enter private homes ostensibly to look for the stamps. These two pieces...
  • Hating America

    05/16/2013 3:07:27 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Town Hall ^ | May 15, 2013 | Dr. Walter E. Williams
    "The enemy is the United States of America and everyone who supports it." That's taught to University of Hawaii students by Professor Haunani-Kay Trask. Richard Falk, professor emeritus at Princeton University and the U.N. Human Rights Council's Palestine monitor, explained the Boston bombings by saying, "The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world." Professor Falk has also stated that President George W. Bush ordered the destruction of the twin towers. University of Southern California professor Darry Sragow preaches hate to his students in his regulation of elections and political finance class,...
  • Why the left really, really hates us

    05/16/2013 3:00:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2013 | R. Emmett Tyrrell
    hey do not like conservatives very much. In fact, they come to an immediate boil when we enter their admittedly limited range of perception. It all began back in the 1960s when radical thought gained a footing with American liberals. By 2012, the left, led by their leader, the improbable president Barack Obama, completely took over the Democratic Party. These people are not like the liberals, who, while condescending to conservatives, did not hate us. These left-wingers really do hate us. That is why not much in the way of compromise can be achieved in Congress. I know we are...