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  • Abbott Has a Dire Warning About Democratic Turnout in 2018 Primaries

    02/27/2018 8:06:07 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 27, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott warned supporters in a fundraising email Monday about Democrats’ turnout for the March primary, which he says should “shock every conservative to their core.” So far, more Democrats have voted early than Republicans, Dallas News reports. Through Sunday in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters, 135,070 people had voted in the Republican primary and 151,236 in the Democratic. Compared to the first six days of early voting in 2014, Democratic turnout increased 69 percent, while Republicans saw a 20 percent increase. The Democrats even surpassed their early voting totals from the 2016 primary...
  • A Biblical Picture of Complacency and Its Tragic Results

    09/28/2016 9:24:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-27-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Biblical Picture of Complacency and Its Tragic Results Msgr. Charles Pope • September 27, 2016 • The first reading from last Sunday’s Mass was a stunning and sobering analysis of the human tendency to be complacent. It also showed how this complacency is fueled by a series of denials that are listed in a tightly woven tapestry. Here is the passage, followed by some basic analysis.Thus says the LORD the God of hosts: Woe to the complacent in Zion! Lying upon beds of ivory, stretched comfortably on their couches, They eat lambs taken from the flock, and calves...
  • A Calcifying Mediocrity [accommodation with the statist must end]

    01/03/2014 6:36:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Ricochet ^ | January 3, 2014 | Dave Carter
    Whatever the merits or demerits of Mark Steyn's recent play on the old Rat Pack "fruit cordial" joke (I still think it's a funny one), events down in Miami have underscored the wisdom of the old line that, "Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana." Yesterday, Pasco County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the home of Phillip Joseph Smolinsky, 36, at the behest of his live-in girlfriend who complained that Mr. Smolinsky had thrown a banana at her. Au Contraire, retorted Phillip, it was his girlfriend who flippantly flung the flying fruit at him! But the evidence was...
  • The Coming Storm

    01/01/2013 8:36:24 AM PST · by William of Barsoom · 88 replies
    Short Essay | 1/1/13 | William of Barsoom
    I am an American. I was born that way. In a small town in New England right at the end of World War II, in which my father was a submariner. We weren’t rich at all -- we were just regular people. When my turn came it was called Vietnam.
  • U.S. does not believe Iran is trying to build nuclear bomb

    02/24/2012 7:35:14 AM PST · by gandalftb · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 23, 2012 | Ken Dilanian
    U.S. intelligence agencies don't believe Iran is actively trying to build an atomic bomb. A highly classified U.S. intelligence assessment circulated to policymakers early last year largely affirms that view, originally made in 2007. Both reports, known as national intelligence estimates, conclude that Tehran halted efforts to develop and build a nuclear warhead in 2003. The most recent report, which represents the consensus of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, indicates that Iran is pursuing research that could put it in a position to build a weapon, but that it has not sought to do so. Senior U.S. officials say Israel does...
  • Primary Target

    07/27/2010 2:11:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2010 | Matthew May
    "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." - John Adams In pundit parlance, Michigan's 6th Congressional District is most assuredly "safe Republican." Republican Fred Upton has represented that district since 1987. Yet for quite some time, the seat has not been "safe conservative." Michigan's 6th district is a microcosm of the general arrogance and complacency of the Republican establishment against the constitutional conservatism of the Tea Party movement. If Republicans and conservatives lazily continue to return so-called moderates...
  • Obama: The Symptom of What's Ailing America

    05/21/2010 2:18:04 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 11 replies · 867+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 21, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Reader Larry G at Hot Air left this comment, saying that he's trying to pass it around. Well, Larry, I'm here to help. Think about this, America... Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do. “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama...
  • The Audacity of Complacency

    10/15/2009 10:30:29 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 288+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 10/15/09 | Stacey Winder
    Billy Graham once said, “I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.” I’ve read the last page of the Bible, too, and I’d like to add two words to Billy Graham’s quote: “for believers.”
  • The political battleground shifts

    08/30/2009 2:26:12 PM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 1,003+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 30, 2009 | William Ward
    A decisive shift in the political battleground has taken place, and few analysts have noticed. Sun Tzu, the Chinese warlord who assembled the psychological philosophy widely known today as The Art of War, knew what he was talking about, and would have been a formidable political strategist. With the exception of the queen, the game of chess assigns each piece very specific tactics, and very specific limitations. The queen can project its power in any direction and distance, thus rendering it a formidable piece. On the opposite end of the spectrum is the pawn. With the exception of its opening...
  • The History of Complacency

    08/07/2009 1:51:03 PM PDT · by BreeLee · 358+ views
    Historic City News ^ | 07/31/2009 | BreeLee
    As I look around today at the temperament of society I find myself very disappointed and I shake my head and wonder how so many Americans became so complacent. Recently one of my favorite Talk Shows discussed something called “Change Blindness”. I thought it ironic that the word “Change” was associated with this particular, shall we call it “ailment”. Now before someone gets their knickers in a wad I want to say that this is not an “Attack Obama” piece, he chose the word “Change”, which obviously become a pivotal part in what we now see as the “Change’ he...
  • Coincidence or Providence? Exclusive: Steve Deace sees great significance in spelling bee's victory

    06/06/2009 5:40:52 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 6 replies · 832+ views
    It might have been just a coincidence, but if it was, it was an awfully eerie one. Last week, 13-year-old Kayva Shivashankar won the 2009 National Spelling Bee by spelling the word "Laodicean." That word left a lot of Americans befuddled. Typically, the vast majority of Americans that are products of our nation's collective calamity known as the government schools have no clue how to spell or define the words used at the National Spelling Bee. "Laodicean" is certainly no different. The uninformed mainstream media did its typical best to keep Americans as uninformed as they are. Most of those...
  • A World Sliding Into Danger

    05/15/2009 3:34:33 PM PDT · by Wontsubmit · 1 replies · 887+ views
    Forbes ^ | 5/15/2009 | Claudia Rosett
    Time was when the sun never set on the British Empire. These days, it seems the sun never sets on a crisis. This week alone you can take your pick among the mysteries of the spreading swine flu, the drumbeat of Iranian nuclear pursuits, the conundrums of American self-flagellation over Guantanamo Bay, the wild uncertainties of the modern world's financial system or the Taliban onslaught in nuclear-armed Pakistan. You can go online and make a career out of delving into each in turn--and while you are doing that, another crisis will turn up. And yet, for the average American, how...
  • A glimmer of hope? (worst-is-over mentality dangerous)

    04/23/2009 6:30:55 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 752+ views
    Economist ^ | 04/23/09
    A glimmer of hope? Apr 23rd 2009 The worst thing for the world economy would be to assume the worst is over THE rays are diffuse, but the specks of light are unmistakable. Share prices are up sharply. Even after slipping early this week, two-thirds of the 42 stockmarkets that The Economist tracks have risen in the past six weeks by more than 20%. Different economic indicators from different parts of the world have brightened. China’s economy is picking up. The slump in global manufacturing seems to be easing. Property markets in America and Britain are showing signs of life,...
  • A Lesson from our Friends the Israelis

    04/09/2009 2:33:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1,276+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 09, 2009 | Lauri B. Regan
    While driving through the West Bank on my family's recent trip to Israel, our tour guide shared an interesting story that helps explain the core issue in the struggle for peace in the Middle East -- and in the rest of the world. Our Israeli tour guide was asked to speak at a conference in the United States several years ago at which he shared the floor with a Palestinian panelist. Before walking off the stage in the middle of the discussions, the Palestinian gentleman politely interrupted him and stated the following: "Dear People, regardless of what you think, the...
  • CA: Don't buy the hype - Leaders duck key issues, spur complacency (serve up 'Pablum' for masses)

    09/05/2006 9:59:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 263+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/5/06 | Editorial
    The current session of the Legislature wrapped up last week with an orgy of back-slapping and congratulation-swapping. Assembly Speaker Fabian Núńez and Senate President Don Perata joined Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in trumpeting an “extraordinarily productive” year in state government. Much of the media joined in this chorus of “Sacramento the Beautiful” in analysis pieces and editorials asserting times had changed on the state government front. Don't believe a word of it. On the most important issues, nothing has changed. A credible argument can be made that the governor and the Legislature did far better on the process front this year...
  • A Fabled Existence (Mark Steyn On Scary Stephen Harper Rocking The Trudeaupian Boat Alert)

    01/22/2006 10:56:02 PM PST · by goldstategop · 4 replies · 1,088+ views
    Western Standard ^ | 01/30/06 | Mark Steyn
    Liberal behaviour is, indeed, the best indictment of Liberal crime policy. If you think setting up new after-school programs and community centres is the way to stop Jamaican gun gangs, well, it doesn't seem to work with the Grits. Give career Liberals lavishly funded federal day-care centres to romp around in and exciting skills development programs to retrain them as productive members of Quebec advertising agencies and all kinds of other fun rewarding activities, and they still carry on looting and stealing and terrorizing the neighbourhood. In the end, the only way you can deal with it is to put...
  • How Bush's Numbers Collapsed (vanity)

    11/14/2005 11:29:37 PM PST · by faithincowboys · 172 replies · 2,423+ views
    The reason why Bush is in the mess he is in comes down to communication and passivity. Team Bush has a lousy, lousy communication staff. McLellan is laughable. He is no Lyn Nofziger or a Mike McCurry. Bush should have a teflon, tough as nails Press Sec or a teflon, smoothie with a surplus of witty retorts to lob back at the Dem Shills in the Press Room. Instead he has a guy who always looks like he has sh*t in his pants.. This is not good. Dan Bartlett is another mediocre dude-- looks too prissy. He ain't no Ed...
  • Australia not under imminent threat of attack - Clark (PM of New Zealand)

    11/03/2005 6:03:10 AM PST · by NZerFromHK · 12 replies · 522+ views ^ | 03 November 2005
    The Government was not given advance notice of the announcement about a possible terrorist threat to Australia, a spokesman for Prime Minister Helen Clark said last night. "We heard through news reports that John Howard had made the statement," the spokesman told NZPA. "At that point New Zealand officials contacted their Australian counterparts." Mr Howard said in his announcement in Canberra that Australia had received "specific information" which raised serious concerns about a potential terrorist threat. "I don't want to over-alarm people. I have said for a long time the possibility of an attack is there," he said. Miss Clark...
  • Republicans DeLayed: The GOP leadership deficit is one of ideas, not ethics

    10/01/2005 9:55:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies · 811+ views
    Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal) ^ | October 1, 2005 | WSJ Editorial Staff
    The real danger for Republicans now isn't ethics; it is that, like those 1994 Democrats, they seem to have grown more comfortable presiding over the government than changing it. No one typified this more than Mr. DeLay, who has always been more fiercely partisan than he is conservative. Among the GOP House leaders who took power in 1994, Dick Armey was the genuine idea man. Mr. DeLay provided the political muscle of fund-raising and vote-counting.
  • How to Make Spiritual Progress (Tozer)

    04/02/2005 11:55:29 PM PST · by Choose Ye This Day · 8 replies · 300+ views
    THE COMPLACENCY of CHRISTIANS is the scandal of Christianity. Time is short, and eternity is long. The end of all things is at hand. Man has proved himself morally unfit to manage the world in which he has been placed by the kindness of the Almighty. He has jockeyed himself to the edge of the crater and cannot go back, and in terrible fear he is holding his breath against the awful moment when he will be plunged into the inferno. In the meantime, a company of people exist on the earth who claim to have the answer to all...