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  • Family of Man Killed By Police in South Jersey Tells Al Sharpton to Stay Out of It

    01/24/2015 9:46:59 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 49 replies ^ | JANUARY 23, 2015 | VICTOR FIORILLO |
    As tensions mount over the December 30th shooting of 36-year-old Jerame Reid by police in Bridgeton, New Jersey, Reid’s family is saying thanks but no thanks to Reverend Al Sharpton.
  • Where Is Today’s Tom Paine?

    12/11/2014 10:37:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | December 11, 2014 | Robert Knight
    Given President Obama’s increasingly dictatorial rule, it’s a good time to dust off some thoughts on despotism by America’s “forgotten Founder,” Thomas Paine. Best known for writing the revolutionary pamphlet Common Sense, Mr. Paine was instrumental in galvanizing support for the American Revolution. Many of his writings are commonly quoted, even while the source fades to misty memory. A just-reissued edition by the American Civil Rights Union of the late constitutional attorney John Armor’s book These Are the Times That Try Men’s Souls: America – Then and Now in the Words of Tom Paine, with a new forward by former...
  • On the Horizon

    11/24/2014 8:25:44 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 11/24/2014 | Charlie Daniels
    The recent sordid events in Ferguson, Missouri are troubling enough, but it could well be that they are merely a harbinger of much worse things to come. Ferguson, at least in my opinion, is a conundrum, a “damned if you do, damned if you don't” situation that has allowed outside forces to paint it into a corner of potential violence regardless of how the grand jury decision on the killing of Michael Brown turns out.
  • Israeli security thwarts Somali pirate attack

    11/12/2014 2:09:24 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 13 replies
    Yediot Aharonot ^ | November 12, 2014 | Itamar Eichner
    Armed Israeli security guards thwarted an attempt by Somali pirates to a hijack a ship that was sailing to Israel on Tuesday. The ship was sailing with a foreign flag but had Israeli security guards on board. The ship continued on its way to Israel and will arrive in a couple of days. Israeli security companies have conquered the shipping security industry in the past couple of years. Hundreds of former IDF combat unit fighters secure foreign ships, both trade and commercial, from the threat of pirates.
  • Ownership of the Language - "Common Sense Gun Control"

    11/03/2014 5:41:04 AM PST · by BobL · 21 replies
    (none) | Nov 11, 2014 | (self)
    Something about the term "Common Sense Gun Control" has been bugging me for a while, and I think that I finally understand it now: If you oppose "Common Sense Gun Control", then you are irrational, since you obviously don't have any "common sense". Needless to say, the definition of the term "common sense" is in the eyes of the beholder. No doubt when the government of Australia pretty much rounded up the last of the privately owned guns, they also looked at that as "Common Sense Gun Control", since, without any other privately-owned guns, there was no need for the...
  • Ebola Contradictions

    10/18/2014 6:52:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 9 replies
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance blog ^ | 10/18/2014 | AlwaysOnWatch
    Ebola ContradictionsSo, Americans possibly exposed to Ebola are under these restrictions, which include not using public transportation. However, those entering the United States from the Ebola Hot Zone and, therefore, possibly exposed to Ebola, are riding on commercial airliners and public transportation.
  • Arkansas Shooting Range Declares Itself Muslim-Free Zone’

    10/02/2014 9:30:58 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 9 replies
    Jewish Press Online ^ | October 2, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahi
    The woman owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs, Arkansas has declared her territory a “Muslim-free zone” because of domestic terror by Muslims. Jan Morgan posted on her website 10 reasons to support her new policy, which is certain to be challenged in the courts. Lawyers are going to make a lot of money over this. One of her arguments is that the United States refused to classify several murders as acts of terrorism, particularly last week’s beheading by a Muslim convert in Oklahoma, the attack by a Muslim on Fort Hood and the Boston Marathon...
  • Time to end Political Correctness at Airports

    09/05/2014 5:15:57 PM PDT · by rovenstinez · 28 replies
    Fox Radio News ^ | Sept. 5, 2014 | rovenstinez
    Yesterday at the DFW airport. It was strikingly difficult to talk to the Pakistani women selling food, with their head coverings, OBVIOUSLY pious Muslims. And turning around were Muslim Women with head coverings removing trash. I just WISH someone had the testicular power to tell these women if they want to work at an AIRPORT where travelers are sensitive about Muslim people that blow up things, they need to REMOVE their coverings, or go work at the local dry cleaning shop, or sell used tires. But to put them in the AIRPORTS knowing that all of the things that get...
  • Sensible Gun Control

    06/14/2014 4:43:19 PM PDT · by dvan · 26 replies
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        In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. In 1881 a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States  who later died from the wound. In 1963 a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States. In 1975 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States. In 1983 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan, President of the United States. In 1984 James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22 people in...
  • Same Sex Marriage: Stealing Rights From God

    05/12/2014 7:39:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/12/2014 | Frank Turek
    Is same-sex marriage really a “right”? If so, by what standard is it a right? Who said and by what authority? A right is something that a person has even if the majority of people disagree with it. In other words, rights are not based on human opinion, but on an unchangeable authoritative standard beyond human opinion. That’s why human rights cannot exist unless God exists. Without God everything is simply a matter of personal preference. Some say, “Our laws are the basis for rights!” No they are not. Human laws can only recognize God-given rights—they are not their ultimate...
  • Obama’s Move to Surrender Control of the Internet Endangers Freedom Here and Abroad

    03/26/2014 4:04:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | March 26, 2014 | Bob Barr
    +++++In his freedom-charting essay Common Sense, one of the most famous works of the revolutionary era, Thomas Paine describes government as a necessary evil in society. "For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver," wrote Paine; who concluded, "but that not being the case, he finds it necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means for the protection of the rest." In other words, we all sacrifice a small amount of individual liberty in order to establish a governing body designed to protect liberty overall. As we...
  • An Obituary For Our Dear Friend, "Common Sense"

    02/23/2014 11:01:37 AM PST · by OneVike · 17 replies
    TRC Magazine Facebook Page ^ | 2/22/14 | Steven W. McReynolds
    Obituary Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: * Knowing when to come in out of the rain; * Why the early bird gets the worm* Life isn't always fair and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by a simple, sound financial policy and a good reliable strategy toward life. * Don't...
  • Report: Farmers’ Almanac more accurate than government climate scientists

    02/20/2014 5:49:13 PM PST · by GraceG · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/20/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    This exceptionally cold and snowy winter has shown that government climate scientists were dead wrong when it came to predicting just how cold this winter would be, while the 197-year old Farmers’ Almanac predicted this winter would be “bitterly cold”. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) predicted temperatures would be “above normal from November through January across much of the lower 48 states.” This, however, was dead wrong. As Bloomberg notes, the CPC underestimated the “mammoth December cold wave, which brought snow to Dallas and chilled partiers in Times Square on New...
  • The American Flag Daily: Thomas Paine's Birthday

    02/09/2014 5:50:30 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 5 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | February 9, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Born on this date in 1737, Thomas Paine was one of the great voices of the American Revolution, stirring patriots to action with his words in Common Sense (1776) and The American Crisis (a series published 1776-1783). He later was involved in the French Revolution in the 1790's. Paine's words concerning the American Revolution continue to resound today. Not a man lives on the continent but fully believes that a separation must some time or other finally take place, and a generous parent should have said, "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child...
  • NYT Bombshell: Women Prefer Manly Men

    02/07/2014 1:23:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | February 7, 2014 | Bethany Mandel
    Turns out progressive views of equality aren't an aphrodisiac...The New York Times has come to a surprising conclusion. This:isn’t sexy. Really. It took a feature-length article in the magazine to explain to readers that when men act less like men, heterosexual women want to have sex with them less. Despite women being told that they want men more involved in traditionally female household tasks like cooking, cleaning and childcare, when men actually do so, wives find their husbands considerably less sexy. Another “surprising” revelation: equality in a marriage, especially in the bedroom, was a major turn-off for women. A desire...
  • Thomas Paine and Common Sense

    01/05/2014 5:19:15 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 2 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 5, 2014 | FlagBearer
    "Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one..." -Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776
  • The Death of Common Sense [an obituary]

    12/29/2013 3:58:21 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 2 replies
    Lori Borgman ^ | March 15, 1998 | Lori Borgman
    Three yards of black fabric enshroud my computer terminal. I am mourning the passing of an old friend by the name of Common Sense. His obituary reads as follows: Common Sense, aka C.S., lived a long life, but died from heart failure at the brink of the millennium. No one really knows how old he was, his birth records were long ago entangled in miles and miles of bureaucratic red tape. Known affectionately to close friends as Horse Sense and Sound Thinking, he selflessly devoted himself to a life of service in homes, schools, hospitals and offices, helping folks get...
  • The Crisis December 23,1776

    12/23/2005 4:49:00 PM PST · by mdittmar · 20 replies · 478+ views
    various ^ | December 23,2005 | Thomas Paine
    THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be...
  • Church, State and The Supremes

    11/15/2013 4:15:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 15, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    It's not just the American economy that has a deficit problem but American law. Call it a deficit of common sense. Here's the latest, irritating and all too common example of this recurrent problem, even plague. According to an appellate court up in New York state, prayers offered by private citizens at the invitation of a town council in Greece, N.Y., represent an unconstitutional establishment of religion. Why, for Heaven's sake? According to that court's "reasoning," the municipal government violated the First Amendment, which both (a) guarantees freedom of religion and (b) forbids government to establish one. Which is...
  • Demolishing Guns and Common Sense

    10/27/2013 12:20:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 27, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    In the course of their duties, Chicago police come into possession of all sorts of contraband: jewelry, video games, bicycles, cars. They sell the stuff through online auctions that are open to the public. They also confiscate some 10,000 firearms each year, with an estimated value of $2 million. They sell them and put the $2 million through a shredder. Just kidding. It would be insane to shred large stacks of perfectly good money. What they actually do is destroy the guns. That way, there's no money to destroy. This practice comes to our attention thanks to a recent report...
  • Sexual behavior and the absence of common sense

    10/21/2013 6:35:39 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-19-13 | Judie Brown
    We seem to be losing the ability to determine what is really best for our minds, bodies, and souls. Instead, we focus on the here and now. We seek pleasure at all cost, and we allow immoral behavior to creep into our lives. If this continues, there will only be one natural consequence. Common sense is not the exclusive domain of any particular group of people, but in our day and age it seems to be about as prehistoric as the Tyrannosaurus Rex – especially when it comes to sex. What is common sense? Webster says it is "the ability...
  • The Marriage and Religious Freedom Act protects religious liberty

    09/26/2013 7:17:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | 9-26-13 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Bipartisan legislation was introduced today in the House of Representatives that would prevent the federal government from discriminating against citizens and organizations who believe that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. The Marriage and Religious Freedom Act (H.R. 3133) was introduced by Representative Raul Labrador (R–ID) and over 60 other original co-sponsors from both political parties. The bill is an important step for conscience protection. Government policy should respect those who stand for marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Even in jurisdictions that have redefined marriage, those who believe marriage is the...
  • How Vladimir Putin Became The Chuck Norris Of International Politics

    09/09/2013 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sept 9, 2013 | By Adam Taylor
    Russian President Vladimir Putin earned a new distinction last month, when conservative U.S. blogger Matt Drudge branded him the "leader of the free world." Drudge's support of Putin may seem odd (just last year he was angry with Obama for calling Putin after the Russian was re-elected president), but Drudge doesn't seem to be alone in his newfound high opinion of the Russian leader. When Business Insider posted a photograph of Obama's G20 "death glare" to Putin on Facebook, the comments were overwhelmingly pro-Putin. "The back of Putin's head is more intimidating than Obama's 'death stare,'" one user wrote. Other...
  • Live Thread: Obama to Make Rose Garden Statement on Syria, 1:15 p.m. EDT 8/31/13

    08/31/2013 9:16:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 596 replies
    Via Twitter ^ | Saturday, August 31, 2013 | Jay Carney
    The President will deliver a statement on Syria at 1:15 pm today in the Rose Garden today.
  • The Reason Common Sense is Becoming More Burdensome in America

    05/24/2013 4:22:22 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-24-13 | The Looking Spoon
    A friend on Facebook shared an image from the "Being Liberal" page (no link, they don't deserve it) with a similar quote, and the irony was just too much, so I gave it a proper remake.
  • The Republican Party's Road Back to Victory

    05/11/2013 11:50:13 AM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 10, 2013 | Peter Wehner
    If Republican leaders were to fully embrace a conservative reform agenda, it would address pressing national needs. It would position the GOP as forward looking, contemporary, and have appeal to swing voters. It would demonstrate a commitment to a brand of conservatism that is practical rather than narrowly ideological. And it contrasts well with today’s reactionary liberalism, by which I mean liberalism that opposes virtually every effort to reform institutions and programs that are sclerotic, outdated, and ineffective. .... There are five obvious areas for Republicans to focus on, beginning with entitlement reform ... A second area Republicans should focus...
  • The D*** Hypocrisy of The Village Idiot Obama (I love this Guy.)

    03/18/2013 1:56:57 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies ^ | 3-18-2013 | E.T. Williams
  • Former Polish president Lech Walesa cleared of 'hate crime' allegations over gay comments

    03/15/2013 9:25:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3-15-13 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Prosecutors have confirmed that no charges are pending against former Polish president and leader of the Solidarity movement Lech Walesa, following a complaint alleging that he promoted hatred against homosexuals. While giving his views during a TVN24 interview on recent debates in parliament about legalizing civil partnerships for homosexuals in Poland, Walesa said, “Homosexuals should sit on the last bench in the plenary hall, or even behind the wall, and not somewhere at the front.” Lech Walesa, the former president of Poland, helped bring down Communism. As a tiny minority, homosexuals should not be overrepresented. “A minority cannot impose itself...
  • January 20 speech by Dan Bongino

    02/24/2013 10:32:02 AM PST · by StarfireIV · 2 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 20, 2013 | Dan Bongino
    Former Secret Service Agent speech on gun rights and owning the language of the debate
  • Everyone Must be Fair, Honest, Reasonable and Use Common Sense. Like Me. [Intended to be satire]

    02/04/2013 1:12:09 PM PST · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 4, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Thus spake our Beloved Lord and MasterKing Fair and Reasonable I This is another guest post by one of the most enlightened Libruls in Congress, Senator Ima Librul (D., Unicorn)Lord Eric of Justice Being Fair, Honest, and Reasonable when using Common Sense is crucial. President Obama is the most fair and reasonable President endowed with true common sense ever to grace the White House with his munificence; he and all of my honorable colleagues who have had the good fortune to meet him agree.Shortly after assuming office, his Attorney General observed that sadly misguided souls, racist conservatives all, had not...
  • Oklahoma Threatens Five Years Imprisonment for Federal Gun Grabbers

    01/18/2013 2:37:06 PM PST · by AuntB · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 17, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    The "Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Preservation Act" is now working its way through the Oklahoma legislature. Introduced by state senator Nathan Dahm, this legislation puts Oklahoma shoulder-to-shoulder with Wyoming and Texas by putting federal gun-grabbers in check. The language of the legislation is clear: "Federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, bans or registration requirements regarding firearms constitute an infringement on the individual right [to keep and bear arms] in the Constitution of the United States...and are hereby declared to be invalid in the State of Oklahoma." The legislation mentions the "intent" of America's "Founders" and the Constitution's "ratifiers," and sets forth...
  • (Bastard Nation) 'I Should Sterilize You' - Judge Orders Deadbeat Dad of 9 to Stop Reproducing

    12/10/2012 12:11:35 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 December 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'I should sterilize you': Deadbeat dad of nine agrees to judge's order to stop having kids • Corey Curtis, 44, owes about $90,000 in back child support and interest to the mothers of his children • Agrees with judge's order to curb his excessive breeding as a condition of a three-year probation term • America’s most infamous baby machine, Desmond Hatchett of Tennessee, has fathered more than 20 children with 11 women A Wisconsin father of nine who's behind on child support payments has allegedly agreed with a judge's order not to have any more children until he can show...
  • ‘No fundamental rights are burdened’ by Nevada amendment defending marriage, judge rules

    12/03/2012 8:15:21 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12-3-12 | Ben Johnson
    A Nevada judge has ruled that “no fundamental rights are burdened” by Nevada’s constitutional amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman – a ruling that has led liberals and homosexual activists to ridicule his Mormon faith. Eight homosexual couples sought to overturn the marriage protection measure, which was passed by two-thirds of Nevada voters just 10 years ago. The plaintiffs, who could not marry in the state or have their “marriages” recognize by the state, claimed they bore “the stigma of exclusion and of being branded by the government as inferior.” District Judge Robert C. Jones responded with...
  • NYC Marathon: Runners protest, volunteer for Hurricane Sandy cleanup

    11/02/2012 11:58:02 AM PDT · by EBH · 47 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/2/12 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    At least two groups of people scheduled to run the New York City Marathon Sunday are organizing protests against the city's decision to allow the marathon to go forward, despite Hurricane Sandy's devastation. Furious over resources going to the marathon instead of to relief efforts, Penny Krakoff, a social worker, plans to take food and supplies to the Staten Island starting line before breaking off to deliver them to Sandy victims. "I cannot start a 26.2 mile run in Staten Island—people are missing, stranded, in need of resources. Brooklyn and Queens have equal devastation," she told Gothamist. "Parts of Manhattan...
  • 'Expect to be shot if you burgle gun owners', judge warns criminals

    09/26/2012 8:40:17 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-26-2012 | Martin Evans
    Joshua O’Gorman and Daniel Mansell were blasted with a legally-held shotgun after they smashed their way into the isolated rural home of a businessman, Andy Ferrie, and his wife Tracey last month.
  • What Makes Idaho So Sensible? What Are They Drinking?

    09/22/2012 5:39:32 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 65 replies
    Idaho Secretary of State's Office ^ | 17 May 2012 | Idaho SOS
    A friend of mine from a previous life has been lobbying me to move to Idaho before TSHTF. If I could only afford to retire, I'd take him up on it. But I'm gainfully employed now and need the income.Next, he sends me a transcript of Idaho Primary Election Results to prove even the lowest vote candidate in most GOP primaries still gets more votes than all total votes in the Democrat primary. How can a state so big and so geographically dispersed have such uncommonly common sense?

    07/25/2012 8:37:34 AM PDT · by bramps · 5 replies
    TOWNHALL ^ | 7/25/2012 | THOMAS SOWELL
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: Even squirrels know enough to store nuts, so that they will have something to eat when food gets scarce. But the welfare state has spawned a whole class of people who spend everything they get when times are good, and look to others to provide for their food and other basic needs when times turn bad. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution prescribes "equal protection of the laws" to all Americans. But what does that mean, if the President of the United States can arbitrarily grant waivers, so that A, B and C have...
  • Study: Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families

    06/10/2012 4:06:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Study: Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families By Cheryl Wetzstein- June 10, 2012 Two studies released Sunday may act like brakes on popular social-science assertions that gay parents are the same as — or maybe better than — married, mother-father parents. “The empirical claim that no notable differences exist must go,” Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said in his study in Social Science Research. Using a new, “gold standard” data set of nearly 3,000 randomly selected American young adults, Mr. Regnerus looked at their lives on 40 measures of social, emotional and...
  • Gingrich: After you fit a gun rack in a Volt, ‘where do you put the deer?’

    03/21/2012 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2012 | Geneva Sands
    VIDEORepublican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich returned to a favorite target, slamming the Chevrolet Volt as an impractical vehicle, while stumping on the campaign trail in Louisiana Wednesday, three days ahead of that state's primary. "I've tried to explain this psychologically, you can't put a gun rack in a Volt," Gingrich said to supporters in Pineville, La., repeating a line of attack he used in February. Last month, however, one Chevy driver set out to prove the former Speaker wrong by actually building a gun rack into the back of his Volt, which he documented in a video posted to YouTube....
  • Rally For Common Sense (Missouri, May 19)

    03/19/2012 11:58:35 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 5 replies ^ | March 19, 2012
    JOIN US! 2012 is the perfect year for Constitutionally minded folks to gather in one place, in the center of the country. Some of us were Patriots before Patriots were cool. Many of us are brand new to the movement, and eager to learn more! We haven’t all agreed on who the Republican candidate should be. We don’t all share the same religious or social views. We DO agree on the Constitutional principles of smaller government, a balanced budget, lower taxes and less federal interference in our lives. It’s common sense. We are not an official organization – we have...
  • Aide arrested after child refuses to change urine scented clothes

    02/10/2012 1:18:36 PM PST · by PilotDave · 14 replies
    wmbf ^ | 10 Feb 12 | staff
    An aide in an Horry County school is now facing an assault charge after reportedly scratching a child he was trying to help when the student pulled away from the school employee. The report stated the child told officers he did not want to change and Gordyk then came in and told the child he had to do so. The victim then said Gordyk pulled his shirt off and he struggled to get away from Gordyk, resulting in scratches. Officers then spoke with Gordyk to get his side of the story. Because Gordyk worked in a classroom with the child...
  • Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3

    10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romney’s rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. It’s also likely to far outpace Herman Cain’s fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race. The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92...
  • Governor Palin is Not Your Father’s Republican

    09/10/2011 10:41:26 AM PDT · by upsdriver · 36 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Sept. 10, 2011 12:56 pm | Abie Rubin
    This week the NY Times finally noticed that Gov. Sarah Palin is not a typical Republican. They seemed “shocked” to discover that she stands in sharp opposition to the abusive alliance between Big Business and Big Government practiced by so many Republicans for decades. So is it any wonder that typical Republicans aren’t on board with her? As case in point, former vice president Dick Cheney was on the Laura Ingraham show discussing the requirements he felt were necessary in being a vice president, at which Laura brought Palin onto the table. Cheney replied that unanswered questions remain about Palin,...
  • Why Americans Hate Economics (fancy theories of macroeconomics defy basic common sense)

    08/19/2011 6:36:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/19/2011 | Stephen Moore
    <p>Christina Romer, the University of California at Berkeley economics professor and President Obama's first chief economist, once relayed the old joke that "there are two kinds of students: those who hate economics and those who really hate economics." She doesn't believe that, but it's true. I'm surprised how many students tell me economics is their least favorite subject. Why? Because too often economic theories defy common sense. Alas, the policies of this administration haven't boosted the profession's reputation.</p>
  • Common Sense Challenge to Lesbians and Gays

    08/18/2011 12:00:58 PM PDT · by GADEL · 17 replies
    HubBlogs with GADEL ^ | 18th August 2011 | GADEL
    A PRACTICAL CHALLENGE TO HOMOSEXUALS: I challenge the advocates of same-sex marriage and the entire sodomite community to gather themselves in a town exclusive to their perversion and see whether in 100 years they would not be in extinction? “Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • Sarah Palin: Conquering the Storm

    08/08/2011 4:20:47 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 154 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/8/11 | Sarah Palin
    In the coming days we’ll sort through the repercussions of S&P’s downgrade of our credit rating, including concerns about the impact a potential interest rate increase would have on our ability to service our suffocating $14.5 trillion debt. I’m surprised that so many people seem surprised by S&P’s decision. Weren’t people paying attention over the last year or so when we were getting warning after warning from various credit rating agencies that this was coming? I’ve been writing and speaking about it myself for quite some time.
  • Letter from Sen. Ron Johnson to the people of Wisconsin

    08/05/2011 5:27:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    email | August 2011 | Sen. Ron Johnson (R)
    Dear Friend, I'm always thankful for your support and interest, and I want to update you on what is going on in Washington . As you know, I spent 31 years helping to build a manufacturing business in Oshkosh . We make plastic. We compete in a tough and demanding world market. We supply hundreds of customers in the United States and export our American product to 25 nations, including China . The people at Pacur are proud that they don't export jobs, they export plastic. As a manufacturer, I learned long ago that if the process is bad, so...
  • Italy makes immigrants speak Italian for work visa

    03/05/2011 7:44:44 AM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 39 replies ^ | 03/05/2011 | FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press
    ... Italy is the latest Western European country turning the screws on an expanding immigrant population by demanding language skills in exchange for work permits, or in some cases, citizenship. While enacted last year in the name of integration, these requirements also reflect anxiety that foreigners might dilute fiercely-prized national identity or even, especially in Britain's case, pose terror risks. ...
  • Federal Report Confirms 'Nuclear Family' Best for Children's Health

    02/15/2011 1:48:42 PM PST · by wmfights · 17 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Feb. 15, 2011 | Peter Sprigg
    The outcome of state legislative elections last year ensured that same-sex “marriage” will continue to be hotly debated this year, with legislators in some states seeking to legalize it (Maryland), repeal it (New Hampshire), or amend their Constitution to prevent it (Indiana). During such debates, Family Research Council and other pro-family groups note social science evidence showing children raised by their own mother and father, who are committed to one another in a lifelong marriage, are happier (experience better mental health), healthier (have better physical health), and more prosperous (attain higher socioeconomic status) than children raised in any other household...
  • Conservative Common Sense Gun Laws

    01/30/2011 5:06:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Marktwain | 30 January, 2011 | Marktwain
    As the phrase “Common Sense Gun Laws” has been so overused by the MSM as a means to try to enact every type of intrusive, incremental type of restriction and gun ban that the anti-freedom collective wishes to impose on free citizens, I thought it would be interesting to hear Freepers ideas on what real common sense gun laws would be. I have come up with a few ideas for starters: 1. Eliminate sales taxes on guns if the buyer shows that they have passed a gun safety course. 2. Eliminate the Federal restrictions on the sale and ownership of...