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  • Allah in our schools ( Common Core )

    12/28/2014 6:37:37 AM PST · 4 of 27
    theBuckwheat to george76

    Given how many deities are in the world, the problem is not that public education should give students a survey of the Top Ten Worldviews, it is that far too many parents are unwilling and unable to teach their children about the Creator God of the Bible. So children have no counter-balance to the Islam-friendly propaganda they are increasingly exposed to.

  • Excerpt from Socialism, by Ludwig von Mises

    12/28/2014 6:27:06 AM PST · 6 of 28
    theBuckwheat to theBuckwheat

    What I find interesting is that when this book was originally written in 1932, socialism was still being justified because it would make the economy run better. Now it is justified because it would make society more “just”. Of course what goes unsaid is that the socialist elites expect to have the monopoly power on defining what is just and what is not. This is how they were forced to shift their message in light of the horrible destruction of life and property over the decades in the Soviet Union, Cambodia, The People’s Republic of China, North Korea, all of which at one time or another attempted to achieve the perfect Marxist economies.

    But this river of blood and tears has not stopped people like those at the head of the (D) party (and sadly many at the head of the (R) party too) from doing all they could to advance the socialist mindset here.

  • Excerpt from Socialism, by Ludwig von Mises

    12/28/2014 6:00:12 AM PST · 1 of 28
    theBuckwheat
    You cannot fight what you do not understand. The socialist mindset works to destroy the liberty and prosperity of everyone, except of course the self-appointed elites in charge. I encourage everyone to read this free book.
  • Ending Executive Amnesty: The State's Nullification Option

    12/27/2014 2:18:41 PM PST · 25 of 51
    theBuckwheat to Publius

    “Existing legal precedents would argue against nullification unless the Constitution were amended to permit it. That is one of the things I’d like to see come out of an Amendments Convention.”

    Yes, maybe with a low super-majority. Liberals have given themselves de facto nullification of selected federal law as they are proud of their “sanctuary cities” and medical pot laws. If a liberal city can nullify immigration law, my city can nullify the federal National Firearms Act.

    Opps, given how many liberal minds would explode over that suggestion, maybe the suggestion alone would be considered an act of terrorism.

  • Ending Executive Amnesty: The State's Nullification Option

    12/27/2014 2:13:02 PM PST · 24 of 51
    theBuckwheat to SeekAndFind

    Every day more people are coming to the judgment that a carefully organized effort to repair the constitution via the States’ power to propose and ratify amendments poses less risk to our liberty and prosperity than the present trajectory of the federal government and especially the federal bureaucracy whose self-published rules carry the weight of law.

    The first order of business of an Article V Convention must be to limit government’s ability to create and spend near-infinite amounts of money.

  • ACLU sues to allow gay club in Indiana school

    12/27/2014 6:36:37 AM PST · 25 of 27
    theBuckwheat to rey

    Better yet, would they support a polyamory club?

  • ACLU sues to allow gay club in Indiana school

    12/27/2014 6:36:02 AM PST · 24 of 27
    theBuckwheat to rey

    Would they also support a bestiality club?

  • Pakistani officials furious over country’s portrayal in ‘Homeland’

    12/27/2014 6:26:26 AM PST · 6 of 29
    theBuckwheat to AU72

    Being civilized is a package deal founded on a tradition of rational thought, the rule of law and sound morality.

    Pakistan’s relationship with lawless Taliban is downright irrational and immoral.

    If Pakistan wants to join the modern world, let them destroy Taliban and erase Taliban mentality. The fact that this would be cost them a small civil war exactly proves my point. The primary principle of the rule of law is that there can only be one sovereign.

  • Less than half of U.S. kids today live in a ‘traditional’ family

    12/26/2014 7:24:58 PM PST · 17 of 25
    theBuckwheat to Olog-hai

    “Young men who grow up in homes without fathers are twice as likely to end up in jail as those who come from traditional two-parent families...those boys whose fathers were absent from the household had double the odds of being incarcerated — even when other factors such as race, income, parent education and urban residence were held constant.” (Cynthia Harper of the University of Pennsylvania and Sara S. McLanahan of Princeton University cited in “Father Absence and Youth Incarceration.” Journal of Research on Adolescence 14 (September 2004): 369-397.)

    That was 10 years ago. I am sure the numbers have only gotten worse as the marriage rate drops.

  • CPS Threatens Dad: Let Your Kids Play Outside and We'll Take Them Away

    12/26/2014 4:19:49 PM PST · 17 of 109
    theBuckwheat to Altariel

    ” Since when are children not supposed to play outside on their own? ...”

    Since the moment that the Collective HiveMind seized control of your children even though they have allowed them to continue to live with you while they are not at the indoctrination center.

  • Would You Buy Your 10-Year-Old Daughter a Gun for Christmas? Paul Ryan Did

    12/25/2014 3:29:39 PM PST · 44 of 128
    theBuckwheat to WilliamIII

    “...anywhere in the world that it wasn’t considered to be must be a crazy place....”

    When my homeschooled daughter was approaching her teens, I was looking for activities to help her learn to be an adult. Two activities came to mind. Both were serious. Both involved personal responsibility. Both could have tremendous rewards if done safely and properly. Both could be taught in a safe learning environment.

    That is why I stepped up my daughter’s instruction in the proper use of firearms and why we as a family enrolled in scuba lessons. Happily, a child as young as 12 can get certified to dive in open water. As a result, our daughter was exposed to some sights and experiences that few of her public school age peers would ever do.

    As for firearms, as with many things in life, the core issue is with the use and intent of the thing, not the thing itself. I am sure the author enjoyed the 1983 move Christmas Story featuring 9 year-old Ralphie who wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range Shot 200 BB gun. He may have even thought the parental warning about the careful use of the gun as a cute plot device.

    My own father gave me the .22 rifle that his father had given him in his youth.

    Compare and contrast this to plentiful pictures of the children of Hamas members whose parents are happy to photograph them not only with machine guns, but also with grenades and faux suicide vests.

    In the case of Ralphie or myself, the only use of the weapon was for target shooting and an occasional rabbit or squirrel. Never, ever for intimidation, murder, acts of jihad or terrorism.

    Now, the same could be said for hammers. My father gave me some tools when I was young, and I knew how to use them. I see that some youths in St. Louis recently used a hammer to murder a random stranger who happened to be a member of the Bosnian refugee community.

    In reviewing an Australian news web site about the recent terrorist attack in there, while some people were busy blaming the gun, I noticed the site had an large ad for the next Hunger Games movie. The young woman in the movie was show aiming a very large longbow, which was the “assault weapon” of its day. In the hands of a skilled person, it could be as deadly as some firearms. None of the people posting comments on the site seemed to care about the deadly longbow. They were obviously far more fixated on the terrorist’s firearm than on his Islamist ideology.

    So, such people fixate on the thing, to ban the thing, but never think about the proper use of the thing, that is unless it is to give government blanket monopoly to possess and use the thing. Nobody in their right mind would think this way, but obviously many people do, including this author.

  • At the NIH, white-tailed deer get sterilized in luxurious surgery rooms ($1K each)

    12/25/2014 10:10:21 AM PST · 29 of 40
    theBuckwheat to Libloather

    There is no accounting for the trauma of capture and later release.

    One of the roots such as wasteful, foolish, intrusive, thuggish, and sometimes tyrannous government is the ease with which it can create almost unlimited amounts of money out of thin air. Near-infinite money buys near-infinite government, and a bureaucracy that is generously funded can entertain an open-ended dream about how to expand its realm.

    Every day more people are coming to the judgment that a carefully organized effort to repair the constitution via the States’ power to propose and ratify amendments poses less risk to our liberty and prosperity than the present trajectory of the federal government and especially the federal bureaucracy whose self-published rules carry the weight of law.

    The first order of business of an Article V Convention must be to limit government’s ability to create and spend near-infinite amounts of money.

  • Jesus Wasn’t Born Rich. Think About It. (Barf)

    12/25/2014 10:07:18 AM PST · 46 of 56
    theBuckwheat to C19fan

    Jesus came into this world just like all the rest of us: naked. Nothing is said about the level of wealth of his earthly parents. However, the gifts brought by the Wise Men were fit for a king, and would have be extremely valuable. I can only speculate that his parents held those gifts in trust until Jesus reached adulthood.

    We see by several miracles that Jesus had command of any earthly resource that he needed to support his earthly ministry. He clearly provided for those who followed Him. Recall the miracles of feeding the large crowds. Jesus’s clothing at the time of his arrest was so valuable that the Roman soldiers cast lots for it.

    But Jesus was the Creator and the whole universe was His. Hasn’t this moron read John 1 or 1 Corinthians 10:4? I would say being the Creator changes the whole concept of wealth And besides, what could a man give to God in return for eternal life?

    God doesn’t want your money, He wants you to obey Him. And one of the points that Jesus makes about obedience is sexual morality. He says this in Revelation 22:15: those who practice sexual immorality do not qualify for His free gift of salvation. Maybe that is the real reason that this Bishop takes issue with Jesus.

  • Outrage After Rush Limbaugh Says This About Race

    12/25/2014 9:55:30 AM PST · 151 of 393
    theBuckwheat to NKP_Vet

    The fictional Bond character was from Scotland. Liberals are outraged that Limbaugh complained when they wanted to hijack this character and “vividly re-imagine” him as someone else.

    If this was only about the race of an actor, then this would be much to do about nothing. But sadly it is not, for liberals now use race as a proxy for ideology. No matter how sexually libertine Bond was, he was above all a guardian of the establishment’s sovereign power. He murdered others in the service of that sovereign. Bond embodies “white privilege.” Thus his character must be usurped to the service of those classes victimized by whites, the so-called “people of color”. How to better do this than cast Bond as such a person?

    In the clever recasting of liberals, people who are “of color” are part of the ideological red collective. People who are “white” are a proxy for people who hold conservative values, which are in themselves vestiges of the values of people who hold godly values as seen in the Ten Commandments.

    If this were not true, then how is it possible for Nobel Prize winning poet Tony Morrison to write an October 1988 New Yorker article titled “Clinton as the first black president” where Clinton was “Blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime.”

    Similarly, how is it possible for Time magazine’s Jack White to call Supreme Court Justice Thomas, “the scariest of all the hobgoblins”, saying “Washington seems to be filled with white men who make black people uneasy”?

    I could give many others. Just recall the media reaction to conservative blacks like Herman Cain, Michael Steele or former Congressman Alan West. In the subversive liberal recasting of race as a proxy for ideology, conservatives who happen to be black are not possibly be “black”.

    This is the state of liberal attempts to define and occupy the moral high ground in society. Things they oppose must be destroyed, no matter how many layers of lies must be laid down and no matter how vicious the rhetoric must get. We live in dangerous times when basic truths are so malleable and plastic.

  • Why Christmas Is Huge in China

    12/25/2014 5:50:38 AM PST · 25 of 26
    theBuckwheat to SeekAndFind

    The reason that Xmas is big in a country full of non-Christians? The same reason that even those who are hostile to Christ celebrate it here: it is a faux holiday originated by the spiritual god of this world. It is tangible proof that Satan exists.

    Worse, in the post-Christian west, people who have outright hostility to the things that Jesus said and the conditions that Jesus stated in order to qualify for His free gift of eternal life, observe Xmas. We see this in the hostility these people have to how Jesus defines marriage as only being between one man and one woman.

    It is time for people who obey what Jesus said to demand that people who repudiate what Jesus teaches with respect to same sex “marriage” also repudiate Xmas.

  • Rethinking How We Pay for Transportation

    12/24/2014 6:58:13 AM PST · 7 of 33
    theBuckwheat to iowamark

    While we have to devise some way to pay for roads, we must NEVER allow government to do so via GPS tracking of mileage. That will destroy the unalienable right of privacy of travel.

  • Will the Senate threaten the 2nd Amendment?

    12/21/2014 11:26:36 AM PST · 23 of 37
    theBuckwheat to originalbuckeye

    The two major parties have insinuated themselves into procedure, custom and law to such an extent that I think it would be less work to take over the Republican Party from the inside than to stand up an alternative third party that was sufficiently credible to garner enough votes to overcome both the Democrat as well as the remnant Republican votes and thus win enough House and Senate seats to cause meaningful policy change.

    We only have to go back to when Ross Peroit ran for President as an independent to see what would happen.

  • Justin Welby 'Trying to Bridge Gay Marriage Split'

    12/20/2014 9:07:06 PM PST · 3 of 5
    theBuckwheat to marshmallow

    Because too many in government are increasingly unwilling to defend marriage as God defines it, it is time to return marriage to the private sphere where it came from. Gays can get married but will not be able to force others to approve of it, and will not be able to force others to serve and enable what God defines as sin. If liberals demand that we remove the Ten Commandments from any government venue, they cannot attempt to cling to one of the points of the Ten (marriage) in their attempt to destroy the values they put forth.

    I don’t hate homosexuals. It is instructive that they think of me as their enemy. When we get government out of the marriage business, then we don’t have to go through a culture war to determine who gets to control government, and by which one side or the other will get to use government coercion to get our way in society. Maybe this also should demonstrate that a government big enough to decide this issue instead of leaving it as a private matter is a government that is too big.

  • 'Green' Christmas Carols Replace Christ with Climate Change

    12/17/2014 11:52:38 AM PST · 4 of 4
    theBuckwheat to PROCON

    Post-Christian “Christmas” news:

    We are almost done going full circle on the observance of Saturnalia, which at its core is worship of nature via celestial objects (the sun) and the earth’s orbit.

  • More States Join Lawsuit against Obama's Immigration Order

    12/16/2014 7:12:20 AM PST · 46 of 80
    theBuckwheat to Hostage

    24 States? Getting closer to the number required to call an Article V convention to consider amendments to the Constitution. If there is sufficient consensus for 2/3 of the States to ratify any amendment such a convention would produce, this is better than sending a lawsuit into an unreliable judicial system. I would also hope that calling for such a convention would be such a threat to the status quo in Washington as to cause a change in behavior.

  • Tumbling oil could take thousands of jobs with it

    12/16/2014 6:05:43 AM PST · 39 of 60
    theBuckwheat to thackney

    The French economist Bastiat said that the entirety of economic effects must be taken into account, both those that are easy to see and those that are unseen. In the case of the drastic decline in the price of oil, the effects that are easy to see are those that are concentrated like job cuts or cancelled well drilling. The effects that are more diffuse such as lower costs for users of oil are still important even though they are hard to see.

    The truth is that the lower the price of oil gets, on balance, the greater the benefit to the economy. We can test this by asking if the price of oil were to increase by a factor of 10x (or 100x), would this be better or worse for the economy?

    A side benefit to the drastic drop in oil is that the receding price makes it even more impossible to hide the full (that is the honest) cost of solar and wind power. This will make government subsidies and sleight of hand via regulation-induced economic distortion even more difficult to be “sustainable”, a concept the left love to scold us about except when it comes to honest accounting.

  • ‘Known Wolf’ Syndrome: Sydney Hostage-Taker Is Yet Another Case of Political Correctness

    12/15/2014 9:53:07 AM PST · 16 of 24
    theBuckwheat to SeekAndFind

    A pack of lone wolves is still a pack. Liberals would rather die, or rather their friends and neighbors die, than admit how dangerous Islam is to western societies.

  • How December 25 Became Christmas

    12/15/2014 9:50:01 AM PST · 11 of 46
    theBuckwheat to Laissez-faire capitalist

    The Bill of Rights was ratified in 1787. What if we were discussing the real meaning of the any of the Amendments (say, the Second) and could only go back to what a scholar said in 1987 about its true meaning, how reliable would that opinion likely be?

    Do we trust the opinion of say, Justice Ginsburg to be completely honest about the meaning of the Second Amendment? Well of course it would be foolish to. Yet, instead of searching the Scriptures about the true, accurate and harmonious facts about the birth of Our Savior, no, we are happy to base a pivotal holiday of the Christian holidays upon this tissue of historical noise: “Finally, in about 200 C.E., a Christian teacher in Egypt makes reference to the date Jesus was born.”

    But it gets worse, far worse. In this Post-Christian society. We have seen a tech mob ride Mozilla CEO Brenden Eich out of a job because they found out that he believes that marriage should only be between one man and one woman. I see in other news that techies almost relish the vast holiday parties that Google throws. Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is gay, was widely quoted as anticipating an “iPad Christmas”.

    By his actions, Tim Cook acknowledges that Jesus is important to his employees and to him personally. Otherwise, why would he cheer selling a lot of iPads for the holiday that celebrates His birth? Obviously a lot of techies have no problem with how Google observes Christmas.

    But if a person wants to actually study the words of Jesus, and shapes his thinking and actions based on those words, how should he react when Jesus clearly speaks to the topic of sexual morality? (Like in Revelation 22:15?) How should he react when he knows that God could not bless anyone with a gift of a behavior that He declares to be detestable? How should he react knowing that should he make his opinion public that he could suffer the same fate and public humiliation as Brenden Eich did?

    If advocates of same sex marriage want to be consistent, they must now repudiate Jesus and anything associated with Him including Christmas. Are these people proud enough of being gay and or supporting equal rights for gays that they are willing to stop observing Christmas? Or will they just re-imagine Christmas to suit their agenda? What does that make them?

    If a society that violates many of the core values of Jesus can still observe a day that is dedicated to His birth, what does that say about their values? What does that say about the holiday?

    The brutal answer is: the holiday is as corrupted as they all are. Jesus was not born on any day near December 25. There is not a single passage in God’s word that commands that anyone observe the day of His birth, while there are many that command observing His Teachings, which include commands to live a life of morality, including sexual morality. Jesus said (dare I quote Him?) it was God’s intent from the beginning of humanity that marriage was ONLY to be between one man and one woman. He also lamented that many people call Him Lord yet do not obey Him.

    And He said that people who insist on adding to His word or taking away from what He said, would be cursed. And clearly we are now very cursed. The fruits of the way that society relates to Jesus and His teachings show how corrupted we have become. The truth about Jesus does indeed set people free, if only they were willing to read His Word as closely as they read their friend’s Facebook postings.

  • Let’s Get Government Out of the Charity Business

    12/15/2014 4:32:53 AM PST · 6 of 14
    theBuckwheat to Kaslin

    Until the horrible 16th Amendment is repealed that allows government to destroy your financial privacy and tax your income, government could fund its aid to citizens in need by offering a 100% tax credit for donations to qualified private charities.

    I am actually willing to bet that all the real needs of indigent citizens could be fully addressed with a tax credit well below 100%. Americans want to help others when they have the means to do so. Imagine well-funded charities competing for donors and for people to help. Such a system would quickly reach a balance between the willingness of citizens to be generous and the true needs of the poor.

    But privatizing charity (where it belongs) doesn’t provide poverty pimps and politicians with any power levers. That is why this will never happen.

  • Germany to be gas powered for next 70 years

    12/15/2014 4:25:09 AM PST · 11 of 13
    theBuckwheat to Lorianne

    “Renewables can’t replace fossil fuels overnight because there’s not enough infrastructure, ....”

    ROFL. More like because there is not enough money to pay for such foolishness. Renewable power is far more expensive than conventional power. Should Germany continue its push towards renewables, it would destroy its ability to function as an advanced manufacturing economy. Relatively less expensive energy is exactly the reason why manufacturing of some items is returning to the US, especially items with a high energy content.

  • Sydney siege: Police in contact with gunman as five hostages escape

    12/15/2014 4:09:06 AM PST · 4 of 12
    theBuckwheat to Slambat

    All I know about Islam is what I read in the books its followers consider to be “sacred”, that is the Koran, Hadith and Sunnah. All those writings consistently call for Islam to force those who don’t believe to submit or to die resisting Islam’s inevitable takeover of the whole world. It doesn’t matter to me that some followers of Islam just cannot quite bring themselves to accepting the absolute violence and utter destruction that Islam demands. Indeed, the very reason the Muslim Brotherhood is so dangerous is exactly because of how eloquently its founder how eloquently its founder explained that Muslims must return to their core values. Go ahead. Look up Sura 8:39, or 9:29 for yourself. Convert, submit or die in denial.

  • Patients outraged after losing doctors under Obamacare

    12/14/2014 6:07:03 AM PST · 26 of 47
    theBuckwheat to Zakeet

    These people who are “outraged” are obviously raciss. That is what I was called when I stated that this consequence was baked into the cake and that is why I was opposed to ObamaCare from the moment it was proposed.

  • FL: Open Carry Ban may be Unconstitutional; 4th District Court to Rule

    12/13/2014 1:18:15 PM PST · 18 of 21
    theBuckwheat to marktwain

    There is a difference between what should be legal and what is wise. If the RKBA must not be infringed, then the burden must be on government to ban open carry only for the most compelling and limited circumstances. But for me, I don’t recommend open carry in urban areas because it invites both public alarm and public attack.

  • Abercrombie & Fitch: Job Seekers Must Explain Faith To Win Anti-Discrimination Protection

    12/13/2014 1:13:55 PM PST · 12 of 14
    theBuckwheat to Laissez-faire capitalist

    Not that a person who has a solid understanding of God’s Word would want to work at A & F with its near-porn store graphics.

  • The Land of Magical Thinking: Inside Putin’s Russia

    12/11/2014 7:34:55 PM PST · 10 of 47
    theBuckwheat to Greetings_Puny_Humans

    Václav Havel: The Power of the Powerless (the social and spiritual consequences of socialism)

    “The principle involved here is that the center of power is identical with the center of truth.” Havel warns that socialist regimes create and enforce their own truth to maintain power. As time goes on, this truth diverges from factual truth and it increasingly forces those who support and depend upon the power of the regime to corrupt themselves to sustain the artificial truth.

    In the end, people not only lie to each other, but they start to lie to themselves.

    see:
    http://www.vaclavhavel.cz/showtrans.php?cat=clanky&val=72_aj_clanky.html&typ=HTML

  • Pro-Life Leaders Slam ‘Black Lives Matter’ Hypocrisy with Abortion Stats

    12/11/2014 7:30:24 PM PST · 3 of 7
    theBuckwheat to theBuckwheat

    Black Lives Matter? 78% of Abortions in New York City Were Done on Black, Hispanic Babies

    ...
    The Abortion Surveillance report published by the CDC, for which the latest abortion numbers are for 2011, show there were 76,251 abortions in New York City that year.

    For that total, 9,550 abortions were of white babies, which is 12.5% of the total; 35,188 babies were black (46.1% of total); 23,959 were Hispanic (31.4%); and another 7,554 “other” abortions, 9.9%, which includes Asians and Native Americans, as well as those babies not reported by race.

    Abortions of black and Hispanic babies combined totaled 59,147 – that is 77.56% of the total abortions in NYC.

    Blacks, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, make up 25.5% of the population of New York City, and Hispanics comprise 28.6% of the NYC population. Despite those population percentages, blacks make up 46.1% of the abortions, and Hispanics, 31.4%.

    While whites comprise 44% of the NYC population, they made up 12.5% of total abortions in that city....

    see:
    http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/01/black-lives-matter-78-of-abortions-in-new-york-city-were-done-on-black-hispanic-babies/

  • Pro-Life Leaders Slam ‘Black Lives Matter’ Hypocrisy with Abortion Stats

    12/11/2014 7:28:28 PM PST · 2 of 7
    theBuckwheat to Morgana

    The news recently carried a story of the abortion stats in New York City, where more pregnant black mothers decided to abort their child rather than those who decide to allow them to live.

    Are white women racist because they don’t abort as high a percent of their unborn children?

  • Heated row as anti-abortion protesters confronted again (London, England)

    12/11/2014 7:26:06 PM PST · 2 of 6
    theBuckwheat to Morgana

    ...”You’re trying to make choices about other people’s bodies,” she said.

    And the body of the unborn baby the mother is about to abort belongs to ...?

  • Seven More States Join Suit Against Obama's Amnesty Bringing Total To 24

    12/10/2014 4:17:13 PM PST · 18 of 33
    theBuckwheat to Kaslin

    An Article V Convention to consider amendments to the Constitution gets more likely with every federal outrage.

  • Yes, torture can be justified. Here’s why

    12/10/2014 9:24:27 AM PST · 6 of 20
    theBuckwheat to SeekAndFind

    You (especially if you call yourself secular) may not be interested in Islam, but Islam is interested in you. Islam yearns to force you to address its three demands: convert, submit or die. Islam brought the war to us. The west did not war against Islam as it now must.

  • Congress Doesn't Want Medicare to Pay for Your Erectile Dysfunction

    12/05/2014 2:05:50 PM PST · 3 of 43
    theBuckwheat to Citizen Zed

    We no longer have the luxury of being able to fund every public need. In fact, we must define what government owes citizens and what citizens must pay for themselves.

    ED and other drugs that are not any more overtly dangerous than acetaminophen should be available over the counter. Having a free market in common drugs would go a long way to mitigating drug costs.

  • How to build a more sensitive cop

    12/05/2014 6:39:34 AM PST · 10 of 31
    theBuckwheat to PROCON

    We should return to the concept that these are more “officers of the peace” than people focused on enforcement of every detail of a growing list of petty laws.

  • Obama Wants $263 Million for Federal Response to Ferguson

    12/01/2014 3:43:32 PM PST · 19 of 46
    theBuckwheat to DBCJR

    Take it out of the ObamaPhone budget.

  • Push for Constitutional Convention Gathers Steam

    11/30/2014 6:20:25 PM PST · 133 of 180
    theBuckwheat to Up Yours Marxists

    One of the roots of such wasteful, foolish, intrusive, thuggish, and sometimes tyrannous government is the ease with which it can create almost unlimited amounts of money out of thin air. Near-infinite money buys near-infinite government, and a bureaucracy that is generously funded can entertain an open-ended dream about how to expand its realm.

    Every day more people are coming to the judgment that a carefully organized effort to repair the constitution via the States’ power to propose and ratify amendments has less risk to our liberty and prosperity than the present trajectory of the federal government and especially the federal bureaucracy.

    The first order of business of an Article V Convention must be to limit government’s ability to create and spend near-infinite amounts of money.

  • Koran should be read at Prince Charles' coronation says top bishop

    11/30/2014 6:25:16 AM PST · 33 of 57
    theBuckwheat to knighthawk

    This is egregious especially given the history of the Church of England and the fact that it is a State church of which the monarchy is the head.

    It is certain that Muslims would be considered apostate (or waging taqiyya) if they did the same thing.

  • White supremacy lives on: Ferguson decision confirms absence of legal and moral justice (Barf)

    11/25/2014 11:10:55 AM PST · 48 of 49
    theBuckwheat to dfwgator

    I posted this because the history of the issue is too important to allow it to be forgotten or pasted over. The details may be useful for responses by others in the future.

  • White supremacy lives on: Ferguson decision confirms absence of legal and moral justice (Barf)

    11/25/2014 9:43:43 AM PST · 40 of 49
    theBuckwheat to C19fan

    Whoever controls the meaning of the meaning of the words and memes controls the outcome of the debate. Liberals (er, now “progressives”) have moved the meaning of words without telling anyone else.

    In this case, what exactly is meant by the “white” in “white supremacy”? As we can see by asking a related question, what exactly do such people mean by “black”, we can see what, exactly, they mean by “white”.

    In short “white” is progressive-speak for conservatives whose values are rooted in WASP culture, that is the culture that the bulk of Americans still hold. And “black” (or “of color”) is progressive-speak for people who support socialism. “White” = conservative values rooted in the Bible and non-”White” are values that are in opposition to those values.

    When Nobel Prize winning poet Tony Morrison can write an October 1988 New Yorker article titled “Clinton as the first black president” was “Blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime,” then what is “black”? In 2009, When the NAACP calls the black conservative Kenneth Gladney, “not black enough”, and “not a brother” then what is “black”? When Time magazine’s Jack White calls Supreme Court Justice Thomas, “the scariest of all the hobgoblins”, saying “Washington seems to be filled with white men who make black people uneasy”, than what is “black”? And when Obama, a man whose mother is Caucasian, and whose father was not fully black, can tell us in his autobiography that in his youth he struggled with his racial identity before *deciding* to be black, what is “black”?

    When Bill Maher, during a panel discussion on HBO complains that Obama’s policies are “half-assed” “because he’s only half black.” and that “if he was fully black, I’m telling you, he would be a better president.”, and that “there’s a white man in him holding him back”, than what is “black”? Indeed, what is “white”?

    On October 20, 2011, Pam Spaulding at Firedoglake wrote about two prominent Republicans who happen to be black:

    “But back to race. I’ll never understand Herman Cain and his relationship to the GOP establishment; like former puppet Michael Steele, they don’t see (or don’t care) how rancid race-based politics in the Republican party has become… [T]he Republican leadership has made its bed with the fundamentalists and nativist know-nothings, making Cain and other black Republicans curious cases that border on self-loathing.” In this context, what exactly is “black”?

    CNN’s Soledad O’Brien writes of a private meeting in 2007 with Jesse Jackson in her book, “The Next Big Story.” During the meeting, Jackson complained to O’Brien, whose mother is a black woman from Cuba, that there weren’t any black anchors on CNN. She wrote, “He looks me in the eye and reaches his fingers over to tap a spot of skin on my right hand. He shakes his head. “You don’t count,” he says.” She closed the section with “[t]he arbiter of blackness had weighed in. I had been measured and found wanting.”

    When the results of an August 2010 Missouri ballot proposition directing that state to protect its citizens from being forced into ObamaCare were announced and the voter sentiment scored a record for being such a lopsided adoption of the provision. In one county the vote was 92% in favor of the provision. Juan Williams complained on Fox News this was really about race.

    Later, in a January 30, 2012 article in The Hill, Williams wrote that when conservative candidates use the words “Founding Fathers” and the “Constitution”, they are speaking in code. He said that when a candidate suggests that black people should demand jobs instead of food stamps, that he is “ “dog whistling” at certain white audiences”, saying this was “the same rhetorical technique of the segregationist politicians of the past...” This begs the question, if a person reveres the Founding Fathers, what race does Williams presume he is?

    Dr. Cornel West, whose official web site describes him as “a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual”, was the subject of an article in the May 18, 2011 Washington Post. Reporter Krissah Thompson opened with, “Scholar Cornel West’s scathing critique of President Obama’s liberal bona fides in a series of recent interviews has ignited a furious debate among African American bloggers and commentators.”

    More recently, in a review of the movie “Django” published in the December 25, 2012 Boston Globe, critic Wesley Morris complains:

    “The movie is too modern for what [Samuel L.] Jackson is doing to be limited to 1853. He’s conjuring the house Negro, yes, but playing him as though he were Clarence Thomas or Alan Keyes or Herman Cain or Michael Steele, men whom some black people find embarrassing.”

    The December 18, 2012 New York times carried an opinion piece by Adolph Reed, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. The occasion was the appointment of Tim Scott, an African American, to fill a vacant Senate seat. The title of the piece was The Puzzle of Black Republicans.

    Of Scott, Reed wrote, “...his politics, like those of the archconservative Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, are utterly at odds with the preferences of most black Americans. Mr. Scott has been staunchly anti-tax, anti-union and anti-abortion.”

    Later, after the general election in November 2014, the NAACP released statement on the outcome and failed to mention that Tim Scott was the first black in the South to be elected to the US Senate. They also failed to mention Mia Love, the first black woman to be elected to the US House from Utah. Both Scott and Love are black.

    A study in the April 2014 edition of the authoritative journal Social Psychological and Personality Science found that black students who had white friends were seen as “less black.”

    Also, as reported in the April 23, 2014 edition of the Washington Free Beacon, Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn urged backers to read an article comparing black Republican voters to Jews who collaborated with the Nazis.

    Then in May of 2014, Bloomberg writer Francis Wilkinson wrote a piece claiming that Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, who is black, only became a senator because Republicans “lowered the bar” for his appointment.

    In July of 2014, after the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., fumed, “the one thing we’re going to do during this work period – sooner rather than later – is to ensure that women’s lives are not determined by virtue of five white men.” Only four of the Justices are Caucasian.

    On September 15, 2014, talk show host Sean Hannity interviewed Barack Obama’s half brother, Mark Obama Ndesandjo about his new book. While Ndesandjo’s father was Barack Obama, Sr., he has a different mother, Ruth (Baker) Ndesandjo, an American Jew from Boston. Ruth, like Barack Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunam, was Caucasian.

    During the course of the interview, Mark Ndesandjo said that he thought Barack Obama was ashamed of Mark’s “whiteness” and that maybe Barack was a little bit ashamed of his “blackness”.

    Stop and consider that such an opinion is only possible if “white” or “black” is far more about factors outside of race than about race itself. Does it change your opinion of Mark Ndesandjo’s “race” to know that he trained as a classical pianist, has a MSc. in Physics, and does international consulting in telecommunications and international marketing?

    Also in September of 2014, the website of Teach for America said that “math has traditionally been seen as the domain of old, White men,” and asks “doesn’t our premise of 2 + 2 = 4 look awfully naive?”

    References to race, and especially to “black”, in all these diverse contexts, is clearly not about “race”. It is about ideology, or more exactly, about socialist ideology. It is the rebuke that these black people refuse to be red.

  • Atlanta fire chief suspended over book controversy

    11/24/2014 6:42:02 PM PST · 38 of 50
    theBuckwheat to madprof98

    Public officials are free to make public statements that support homosexuality. To punish a public official for a contrary view is UNAMERICAN.

  • Morici: Whites Face a Government Working Against Their Interests and Their Children's Interest

    11/24/2014 6:39:52 PM PST · 11 of 16
    theBuckwheat to Altura Ct.

    This isn’t really about “whites” in general but people whose worldview is mainly conservative and Christian. I think these are people who adhere to the values that used to commonly called “WASP” (white Anlgo-Saxon Protestant).

    Liberals tell us a lot if we just stand back from a sufficient distance and listen. We can see who liberals call “white” by seeing to whom that attribute other attributes. For example, in 1988, Nobel Prize winning poet Tony Morrison wrote in the New Yorker that Bill Clinton was the “first black president.” She claimed that Clinton was “blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime.”

    Contrariwise, in 2009, When the NAACP calls the black conservative Kenneth Gladney, “not black enough”, and “not a brother” then what is “black”? When Time magazine’s Jack White calls Supreme Court Justice Thomas, “the scariest of
    all the hobgoblins”, saying “Washington seems to be filled with white men who make black people uneasy”, than what is
    “black”?

    Then we have liberal treatment of presidential candidate Herman Cain and GOP executive Michael Steel.

    In a January 30, 2012 article in The Hill, Juan Williams wrote that when conservative candidates use the words “Founding Fathers” and the “Constitution”, they are speaking in code. He said that when a candidate suggests that black people should demand jobs instead of food stamps, that he is “ “dog whistling” at certain white audiences”, saying this was “the same rhetorical technique of the segregationist politicians of the past...” This begs the question, if a person reveres the Founding Fathers, what race does Williams presume he is?

    After the general election in November 2014, the NAACP released statement on the outcome and failed to mention that Tim Scott was the first black in the South to be elected to the US Senate. They also failed to mention Mia Love, the first black woman to be elected to the US House from Utah. Both Scott and Love are black.

    On September 15, 2014, talk show host Sean Hannity interviewed Barack Obama’s half brother, Mark Obama Ndesandjo about his new book. While Ndesandjo’s father was Barack Obama, Sr., he has a different mother, Ruth (Baker) Ndesandjo, an American Jew from Boston. Ruth, like Barack Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunam, was Caucasian.

    During the course of the interview, Mark Ndesandjo said that he thought Barack Obama was ashamed of Mark’s “whiteness” and that maybe Barack was a little bit ashamed of his “blackness”.

    In truth this is all liberal code. White = “conservative” and not white = “liberal”. This is not about race, but how red a person’s ideology is in the eyes of the media elites.

  • Gura asks Judge Scullin to hold D.C. in Contempt in Palmer Carry Case

    11/22/2014 7:03:36 PM PST · 3 of 4
    theBuckwheat to marktwain

    The Iron Law of Bureaucracy is that the bureaucracy expands until some contrary power is sufficient in its resistance. Under normal government circumstances, the first limit on a bureaucracy is that government has finite amounts of money.

    However, in the era of central banking, fiat money and near-infinite debt, government can create (at least for the short term) near-infinite amounts of money that it is free to spend on paying for anything it pleases.

    Thus the mechanism of near-infinite money finances the bureaucracy without effective limits. One of those effects is that every level of government gets funded no matter what voters and politicians may want.

    The solution is to remove from government the ability to create money out of thin air, either by expansion of credit or straight out printing of money. This will not be painless, but our future prosperity depends on it. At this moment we are either or beyond the economy’s ability to pay the interest on the debt we have already accumulated.

    Every day more people are coming to the judgment that a carefully organized effort to repair the constitution via the States’ power to propose and ratify amendments has less risk to our liberty and prosperity than the present trajectory of the federal government and especially the federal bureaucracy.

    The first order of business of an Article V Convention must be to limit government’s ability to spend and create near-infinite amounts of money.

  • Ferguson Protests Grow Larger: ‘We Don’t Give a F--- about Your Laws’

    11/22/2014 2:58:23 PM PST · 26 of 95
    theBuckwheat to Altura Ct.

    Based on demographics and probability, I am safe to assume that if this person had the right to vote in the last presidential election, they would have voted for Obama.

    To all those who voted for The One: he has usurped the very basis for the authority of his office. If he pretends to follow the law, then don’t be surprised when others pretend the law can be whatever they want it to be. That includes the law that the police enforce and how they treat people who disagree with it.

    You will not like what happens when we suspend the rule of law. But you are rushing headlong towards that day. Nothing good will come of it. Your “benefits” will be one of the victims. You will suffer when business moves out, taking its products and jobs with them. This is not the path to a better life for anyone.

  • Geraldo: Republicans 'Would Blame Immigrants for Climate Change' if They Believed in It

    11/22/2014 2:52:48 PM PST · 12 of 52
    theBuckwheat to Tailgunner Joe

    Funny, I seemed to recall a story where advocates of climate change were blaming it for immigration. Sorry Jerald, you can’t have it both ways.

    But speaking of climate change and serious mainstream journalism, I am waiting for some peer-reviewed studies that propose what the optimum climate is for our biosphere. The first question that would naturally flow would be where is our current climate and trend in relation to this finding.

    Strangely, nobody seems interested in this vital comparison. Not so strangely, the solutions that are frequently demanded in the most urgent voice, all converge on a socialist worldview: statism, bigger government, higher taxes, less personal liberty. That bigger picture tells me all that I need to know about “climate science”.

  • Teacher to student: If you don't support gay marriage, drop my class

    11/22/2014 5:21:50 AM PST · 54 of 120
    theBuckwheat to Cincinatus' Wife

    Jesus is quoted in Matthew chapter 19 that from the beginning of humanity, it was God’s intent that marriage would only be one man and one woman. In Mark chapter 10, Jesus stated that God, not man, joins the husband and wife and the two are “one flesh”, an act that by its very nature can only be heterosexual.

    God defines homosexual relations as against His law, that is immoral. In Revelation 21:8 and 22:15, Jesus tells us that
    anyone who practices sexual immorality will not be granted eternal life. In the book of Hebrews, the Apostle Paul
    states that God will judge “fornicators and adulterers.” But those decrees are outside of the bounds of secular
    government. We cannot make law based on it.

    Because too many government officials are now hostile to how God defines marriage, government is being used to force me
    to recognize and even enable “marriage” that God tells me is morally repulsive. Just as we have a separation of church
    and state, we must now have a separation of marriage and state. When marriage is a private matter, then anyone can
    enter into any manner of relationship they please, but they cannot use government to impose their definition on others.

  • Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    11/21/2014 3:22:45 PM PST · 4 of 34
    theBuckwheat to Oldeconomybuyer

    Create a “welcoming” community paid for by yet more government borrowing in our name.

    One of the roots of near-infinite immigration can be found in the fact that when government can create almost unlimited money out of thin air, money has no value. Officials have free reign to create as much as they need to fund their Utopian dreams. Single payor health insurance has been one of the main dreams of Utopians for several generations. Open borders welcoming future voters too. The hard truth is that when Utopians are in power, nearly infinite fiat money enables nearly infinite government.

    Every day more people are coming to the judgment that a carefully organized effort to repair the constitution via the States’ power to propose and ratify amendments has less risk to our liberty and prosperity than the present trajectory of the federal government and especially the federal bureaucracy.

    The first order of business of an Article V Convention must be to limit government’s ability to create and spend near-infinite amounts of money.

  • Rick Warren, Russell Moore Tell Pope 'Church Must Not Cave In' on Gay Marriage at Conference

    11/20/2014 4:19:42 PM PST · 12 of 27
    theBuckwheat to marshmallow

    Because we have allowed government to define “marriage” for its own purposes (such as taxation and regulation of estates), we have allowed government to define marriage as a social institution. That was fine as long as people in control of government were generally supportive of God’s original definition of marriage. However we have entered a time when a growing number of people in control of government want to redefine marriage for their own purposes, which in part is contrary to God’s definition.

    Marriage is now far more a matter of politics and ideology than of private religious beliefs.

    Therefore, for the sake of marriage as God defines it, it is time to remove from government the power to define who is married and who is not. Then people could form whatever relationships they please but they could not force those who disagree to be enablers for those relationships. And we would not have schools that must teach that homosexual “marriages” are just as legitimate as heterosexual ones. Nor would we have owners of wedding-related services being threatened with arrest and being convicted of a crime for merely declining to artfully photograph a “marriage” they find morally repugnant.