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  • Refugees stuck at border sew up lips in protest

    11/26/2015 11:13:18 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 31 replies ^ | November 23, 2015 |
    Migrants have blocked rail traffic at the Macedonian border as they protested against a decision to only allow Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis to cross there from Greece. Several sewed their lips together with cord, with at least one declaring a hunger strike before sitting down in front of lines of Macedonian riot police.
  • Obama obsessed with his graying hair [due to demands, leaders on the world stage must accept]

    11/26/2015 11:02:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 26, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    President Obama may be going through a minor mid-life crisis, as he's made numerous references to his graying hair over the last few weeks, even at major events with world leaders at the White House. But while Obama has spoken wistfully about the darker hair of his youth, he has also argued that his graying hair is a sign of the experience he's gained as the leader of the free world for the last seven years. Just two days ago, Obama, 54, met with French President Francois Hollande at the White House to discuss joint counterterrorism efforts after the attack...
  • America’s higher education brought low

    11/26/2015 9:33:04 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | George F. Will
    Give thanks this day for some indirect blessings of liberty, including the behavior-beyond-satire of what are generously called institutions of higher education. People who are imprecisely called educators have taught, by their negative examples, what intelligence is not. Melissa Click is the University of Missouri academic who shouted “I need some muscle over here” to prevent a photojournalist from informing the public about a public demonstration intended to influence the public. Click’s academic credentials include a University of Massachusetts doctoral dissertation titled “It’s ‘a good thing’: The Commodification of Femininity, Affluence, and Whiteness in the Martha Stewart Phenomenon.” Her curriculum...
  • Fit to print? NY Times smears GOP 'bigotry,' 'insanity'

    11/26/2015 7:03:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/26/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The New York Times opined Thursday that Sen. Bernie Sanders has the right idea on immigration, and that most Republicans support a plan that gone "well beyond the usual nativist bigotry." "Republican presidential candidates are arguing, in all seriousness, about sealing the border with fantastical 2,000-mile fences and weaponized drones; merging state, local and federal authorities and private prisons into one all-seeing immigration police state; forcibly registering American Muslims; mass-deporting 11 million Mexicans and others in a 21st century Trail of Tears; and turning away thousands of refugees fleeing war and terrorism in the Middle East," the Times said. The...
  • Mass. School Offers Counseling For ‘Victims’ Of Confederate Flag Sticker

    11/26/2015 6:57:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/26/15 | Philip Devoe
    After a student filed a “bias report” accusing a student with a Confederate flag sticker on his laptop of racism, Framingham State University officials offered offended students counseling.“We recognize that bias incidents are upsetting for the entire campus community, but especially for the target(s) and witness(es) of these incidents,” wrote Sean Huddleston, the Massachusetts-based school’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, in a campus-wide email published in part by FSU campus newspaper The Gatepost. “It is strongly suggested that anyone impacted by a bias incident find someone to speak with.”In his email, Huddleston assured students “symbols such as these are not condoned...
  • Harris County (GA) Sheriff's Office puts up 'politically incorrect' welcome sign

    11/26/2015 6:07:28 PM PST · by digger48 · 14 replies
    wltz ^ | Nov 24, 2015
    HARRIS COUNTY, Ga.- Sheriff Mike Jolley of Harris County put up a new welcome sign right outside the sheriff's office. It starts with the sentence 'warning Harris County is politically incorrect'. Sheriff Jolley said there's a vast majority of people who are silent about their beliefs but he's not going to remain tight lipped. "I spent 20 years in the army to give everyone the right not to agree with it and to voice their opinion if they're not, and that's fine" Jolley explained. A Facebook post in the Harris County Neighborhood Watchers group already has hundreds of likes and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tell Us Your Favorite "Thanksgiving or Thankful" Song ~ 27 November 2015

    11/26/2015 6:01:33 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 69 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents... Tell Us Your Favorite "Thanksgiving or Thankful" Songs Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. *Video* Johnny Cash - Thanksgiving Prayer We've come to the time in the season When family and friends gather near To offer a prayer of Thanksgiving For blessings we've known through the year To join hands and thank the creator And now when Thanksgiving is due This year when I count my blessings I'm thanking the Lord He made you This year...
  • Obama compares Syrian refugees to Pilgrims on the Mayflower in Thanksgiving address

    11/26/2015 5:26:47 PM PST · by dennisw · 63 replies ^ | 26 November 2015 | By Julian Robinson for MailOnline and David Martosko, Us Political Editor For
    'Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims - men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families,' Obama said in his address. 'People should remember that no refugee can enter our borders until they undergo the highest security checks of anyone traveling to the United States,' Obama said in his address. Obama has vowed to veto the House refugee bill. But the White House has said it is open to working with lawmakers on tighter security measures for visitors from 38...
  • ‘I was tossed out of the tribe’: climate scientist Judith Curry interviewed

    11/26/2015 7:06:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 11/26/15 | David Rose
    It is safe to predict that when 20,000 world leaders, officials, green activists and hangers-on convene in Paris next week for the 21st United Nations climate conference, one person you will not see much quotedis Professor Judith Curry. This is a pity. Her record of peer-reviewed publication in the best climate-science journals is second to none, and in America she has become a public intellectual. But on this side of the Atlantic, apparently, she is too ‘challenging’. What is troubling about her pariah status is that her trenchant critique of the supposed consensus on global warming is not derived from...
  • Did Two federal Agencies Fraudulently Cook Global Warming Data

    11/26/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Oversight: A federal agency keeps stonewalling congressional efforts to access its internal communications. What's the problem here? If the agency's global warming claim was honestly arrived at, just turn over the documents.
  • Minnesota college students vote against honoring 9/11 victims, saying it’s offensive to Muslims

    11/26/2015 4:45:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 97 replies ^ | november 25, 2015
    Students at the University of Minnesota killed a proposed moment of silence for 9/11 victims due to concerns that Muslim students would be offended. Theo Menon, a Minnesota Student Association representative realized that the university wasn't doing anything to memorialize 9/11. So, on October 6, he introduced an MSA proposal to asking the university to institute a "moment of recognition" during the mornings of all future September 11ths. The resolution in no way referred to Islam or to whether Islam itself is to blame for global terrorism. It did not require anyone to contemplate the fact that the terrorists responsible...
  • Family earning over $1 million living in NYC public housing

    11/26/2015 3:40:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies ^ | november 25, 2015 | myles miller
    PIX11 Investigates has found over 1,500 households earning six-figure salaries while living in New York City Housing Authority apartments. "They should move them out," said Carmen Santiago, an Alfred E. Smith Houses resident. Housing records obtained by PIX11 Investigates show a family reported making nearly a million dollars while paying only $1,574 in monthly rent for a three-bedroom apartment. The household's annual income was $497,911 and the head of household owned real estate "that produced $790,534 in rental income between 2009 and 2013," according to a report by the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development....
  • Rebels without a Cause - The Ungrateful Generation

    11/26/2015 3:31:56 PM PST · by pboyington · 18 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    In the last two weeks, the news has been inundated with stories concerning the Paris attacks, the manhunts in Belgium and France, the subsequent ISIS threats to US and NATO and Russian interests across the globe and the seemingly infinite bad news from the Middle East. The story of campus protests across this country, which had been in the forefront of media coverage, has taken a back stage to much more important things. Nevertheless, the story is still there and the question of why college students are protesting at all, is mystifying. It is important to examine this on Thanksgiving,...
  • Details on the Demise of Adnan El Shukrijumah, Al Qaeda Jihadi from Florida

    11/26/2015 12:57:45 PM PST · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 26 Nov 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    Adnan El Shukrijumah was one of America’s most wanted terrorists until he was killed by the Pakistani army almost a year ago. Linked below is an article outlining what led to his demise–he was essentially turned in by another Jihadi. What we would like to point out as particularly interesting is the fact that his father was the imam at a local mosque in Miramar, Florida and claims to have no idea how his son could have found his way to Al Qaeda. This is a recurring theme and one that we ignore too much in the U.S. Shukrijumah finds...
  • Thanksgiving 1947 With Jack Benny

    11/26/2015 12:04:27 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies ^ | 11/26/15 | Jack Benny, et al
    In the early 1930s, more than 60 years before Seinfeld, there was Jack Benny. His was the first show about nothing. He had wacky neighbors who showed up randomly. He had a a group of eccentric friends. He played a comedian but we rarely heard him perform. Jack was perhaps the inventor of the situation comedy as we know it. In the 1950s the show moved to television, where it was very successful. Seinfeld was a reprise of the Jack Benny Show. Several drop-in characters were performed by Mel Blanc (aka Bugs Bunny).Here’s the Thanksgiving Day episode from 1947.Note:...
  • School study finds racial gap in salad bar use

    11/26/2015 12:04:14 PM PST · by euram · 97 replies
    Tulane University ^ | Nov 23 2015 | Carolyn Scofield
    Researchers from the Tulane Prevention Research Center found that 60 percent of New Orleans students surveyed utilized salad bars in 12 public schools. But white and other minority students were twice as likely to use salad bars as African-American students.
  • The Real Threats to Our Liberty

    11/26/2015 11:01:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Laura Hollis
    It's a predictable tradition for columnists to offer things for which we ought to be thankful on Thanksgiving. High on that list is usually our liberty and the freedom and prosperity we enjoy here in the United States. Ordinarily I would avoid such an overused topic. But this year it seems that a reminder is necessary, particularly in light of recent events on college campuses. It is bad enough that so much of the behavior at college -- substance abuse, the "hookup culture," the obsession with pornography -- threatens students' emotional and physical health as they move into adulthood. But...
  • Elmo Williams, Oscar-Winning Film Editor on 'High Noon,' Dies at 102

    11/26/2015 10:55:47 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    Elmo Williams, the celebrated Hollywood film editor who won an Academy Award for his clockwork, minute-by-minute efforts on the classic 1952 Gary Cooper Western High Noon, has died. He was 102. Williams, who received another Oscar nom for his editing on the 1954 sci-fi film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, died peacefully Wednesday at his home in Brookings on the coast of Oregon ...
  • Why a Georgia sheriff posted this 'politically incorrect' welcome sign

    11/26/2015 10:54:21 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2015 | Lindsey Bever
    Drive through western Georgia on State Route 116 and you might notice an unusual declaration on a welcome sign: Harris County is not politically correct. The sign, which went up earlier this week, cheerfully welcomes visitors to the county — and then warns them. "WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect," the sign states. "We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you ... LEAVE!" Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley put up the sign because, he said, over the years he has seen "the silent majority” grow...
  • It's Time to Give Up My Walkman for an iPod

    11/26/2015 9:32:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jerry Rogers
    The Left delights in their moral superiority about shopping on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Progressives and Big Labor are petulant about the dirty dozen stores that will remain open on Thanksgiving Day, and mainstream media carps about the "Black Friday Creep" of businesses opening its doors earlier. I don't shop on Black Friday, and I am home all day with my family on Thanksgiving; however, I understand too that a modern economy never really sleeps. Why should it? How can it? Frank Sinatra sang about how capitalism’s most important city New York, New York is a city that never sleeps....
  • The Pilgrims and the U.S. Constitution

    11/26/2015 9:13:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    As we get ready to celebrate another Thanksgiving, there's one more thing to be grateful to God for---the U.S. Constitution and the political freedom it has brought. What many people don't realize is the link between the Pilgrims, authors of our Thanksgiving tradition, and our nation's founding document. When the founding fathers sat down in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 at the Constitutional Convention, they had almost 150 years of constitution-making on American soil to draw from. And devout Christians of earlier generations, who used the biblical concept of covenant as a model, were those who provided the precedents....
  • Chief Rabbi Of Brussels: ‘No Future For Jews In Europe’

    11/26/2015 9:09:51 AM PST · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Kerry Picket
    The chief rabbi of Brussels told an Israeli radio station Monday that there is no future for Jews in Europe.
  • Thanksgiving and the Failure of Communism at Plymouth Rock

    11/26/2015 8:59:16 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Keith Farrell
    Many people are not aware that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they instituted a system of communism. Faced with shortages of food and supplies, it was decided that a communal system to share resources was the only fair way. The problem of scarcity soon became much worse. People were not motivated to work and grow their own food, as they knew someone else would do so for them. The system of shared resources without true private property in the name of fairness and equality was a disaster. It was only once the Pilgrims adopted a system based...
  • The Return of a 47-Year-Old Headline

    11/26/2015 8:53:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    I was thumbing through an old magazine over the weekend. It was 47 years old to be exact, and I came across a surprisingly prescient piece entitled wittily, "The Arab, the Jew, and the Pickle." What particularly caught my eye was that the piece was written by me in what is now called The American Spectator. Imagine that. In it, I argued that Israel had no other choice but to resist its enemies. They were all around little Israel and they were hostile to the utmost. Any sign of weakness would put the state of Israel in mortal danger. That...
  • Giving Thanks. No, for Real

    11/26/2015 8:38:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    It's Thanksgiving weekend, so let me suggest that you do something you may never have done before on this occasion: Give thanks. Not the kind that involves idly contemplating your good fortune. Not the kind that involves joining with family and friends around a groaning table to declare how lucky you all are. Not the kind that involves complimenting the hostess on the pumpkin pie. No, the kind that involves explicitly thanking someone who has done something valuable for you -- particularly the kind of thing you can never repay. Some years ago, on some occasion that caused me to...
  • U. Colorado Prof Declares Whiteness a Disease

    11/26/2015 8:26:26 AM PST · by redreno · 85 replies ^ | Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 9:30am | Aleister
    I had always looked upon my six-year-old son as a blessing. But now I realize that he is a disease. My wife, my parents, my grandparents, and every member of my family, both living and deceased, are likewise a disease. But if you are reading this right now, and you are white, you should know that your children and all of your loved ones are also a disease. So implies a University of Colorado education professor, Cherly E. Matias, in the most recent edition of Teaching Education, a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Disney is losing ESPN subscribers by the millions [Feel Good Story of the Day!]

    11/26/2015 8:14:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/26/15 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    .... Walt Disney Co. has revealed that it lost three million subscribers to its sports network ESPN within one year..... ....Based on that, the loss of 3 million subscribers in one year would be taking around $216 million away from Disney's coffers.....
  • Thanksgiving is a Time for Caring, for the Children of the Incarcerated

    11/26/2015 8:08:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Timothy Head
    The Thanksgiving season is upon us, and as most Americans look forward to spending this special time of year with family and friends, many other Americans, including 2.7 million children, are forced to spend the holidays without their mother and/or father, through no fault of their own. In all too many homes, there will be an empty seat at the Thanksgiving table. The U.S. criminal justice system incarcerates more citizens than any other country in the world including, incredibly, those with authoritarian (or worse) governments. That makes it impossible to ignore the high cost we pay as a society for...
  • Harvard librarian facing attempted child sexual assault charges in Colorado (librarian Islamic Law)

    11/26/2015 8:04:02 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 32 replies
    wcvb ^ | Nov 24, 2015
    BLACK HAWK, Colo. —A Harvard librarian attending a conference in the Denver area is facing multiple charges after sheriff's investigators say he tried to meet someone whom he believed to be an underage teen for sex. Authorities said an undercover investigator with the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office posing as a teenager on a social networking site was contacted by Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47. According to the arrest affidavit, Melhem said that he was a 39-year-old librarian from Massachusetts, and that he was in town for a conference. Investigators said Melhem's conversation with the investigator became sexually graphic, and he...
  • Union goes to court over longevity pay for future Clark County workers

    Clark County's largest employee union is taking the county to court in effort to overturn an arbitrator's ruling that eliminates hundreds of millions of dollars in longevity pay for future hires. The Service Employees International Union Local 1107 filed a motion to vacate the arbitrator's contract award this week in Clark County District Court. To prevail, the union would need a judge to find that the arbitrator disregarded state law when issuing his final, binding decision. The arbitrator, Ross Runkel, also gave county employees 4.5 percent in retroactive pay increases in his Aug. 25 award. The key sticking point, however,...
  • Watts Love Got To Do With It? Everything

    11/26/2015 7:38:50 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    Thanksgiving is an outward act of inner gratitude. This holiday is more than pumpkins, turkeys, and commercially hyped Black Fridays. Thanking God for our blessings, giving selflessly and generously, and loving one another is at the heart of this day, which should be a daily occurrence. Being thankful is not always a natural response. People rescued from brokenness tend to have a better perspective on gratitude. I'm daily reminded of being saved from abortion. I was conceived in rape, yet given the incredible opportunity, through adoption, to love and be loved. Today, as an adoptive father, I have the awesome...
  • Police Doc: Black Lives Matter Protesters Started Confrontation That Led to Minneapolis(T)

    11/26/2015 7:36:15 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Lee Stranahan
    A search warrant related to the shooting of five Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis reveals new details that may strengthen the case that the shooting was an act of self-defense by white suspects who were being assaulted by black protesters. Three suspects, all white, have been charged in connection with the incident. No black suspects have been charged, despite the information provided to police and recorded comments from Black Lives Matter protesters stating that the white suspects were attacked after being surrounded.
  • Kevin Durant's New Sneaker Is Taboo to Some in His Native Prince George's Co. ("PG County")

    11/26/2015 7:26:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | 11/24/15 | Tracee Williams
    With his latest Nike sneaker, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant attempted to pay homage to the Maryland county where his journey to NBA all-star and MVP began, but some find it offensive.The $180 sneaker, which goes on sale Wednesday, is called the KD8 ‘P.G. County,’ and that abbreviation of “Prince George’s” upsets some in the county. For years, using “PG” has been considered taboo.“We would certainly prefer that it was ‘Prince George’s County,’” said Barry Hudson, the county executive’s spokesman.The county reached out to Nike when it learned of the name.“Actually sent a letter to Nike kind of giving...
  • Gaia Beats Mars: How Our Military Is Being Turned Into Green Eco-Wussies

    11/26/2015 7:21:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 11/26/15 | James Delingpole
    Islamic State earns about $500 million a year from its oil revenues. But according to former CIA director Mike Morrell, US fighter aircraft have been ordered not to bomb their oil wells in case they cause “environmental damage.”Yes. That makes sense. Clearly one of the main priorities in any war of attrition should be to do everything possible to protect your enemies’ lives, wellbeing and resources.Some might argue that a merciless death cult which now controls swathes of Iraq and Syria and a population of around 10 million, which makes $2 billion a year from oil and extortion, which rapes and...
  • Harvard Law [Islamic Law] librarian arrested on child sex charges during trip to Colorado

    11/26/2015 7:11:00 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/25/15 | Eric Levenson
    A Harvard Law School librarian was arrested on several felony charges on Friday after police say he tried to arrange a sexual meet-up with a deputy posing as an underage girl in Colorado.Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47, exchanged a number of sexually explicit messages and webcam video online with the undercover deputy, according to a Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office criminal affidavit. Melhem said he would rent a car and drive to meet the “girl,” according to the affidavit. He was arrested when he arrived in a rented vehicle.Melhem was arrested on felony charges of criminal attempted sexual exploitation of a...
  • Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday

    11/26/2015 7:10:40 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 26, 201 | Don Babwin and Sophia Tareen
    Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday shopping bonanza.
  • Harvard Law [Islamic Law] librarian arrested on child sex charges during trip to Colorado

    11/26/2015 7:10:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/25/15 | Eric Levenson
    A Harvard Law School librarian was arrested on several felony charges on Friday after police say he tried to arrange a sexual meet-up with a deputy posing as an underage girl in Colorado.Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47, exchanged a number of sexually explicit messages and webcam video online with the undercover deputy, according to a Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office criminal affidavit. Melhem said he would rent a car and drive to meet the “girl,” according to the affidavit. He was arrested when he arrived in a rented vehicle.Melhem was arrested on felony charges of criminal attempted sexual exploitation of a...
  • I Am Thankful for You, Valued Reader

    11/26/2015 7:09:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Earlier generations believe that male enlistment in the military had an equalizing effect; wars brought men from all classes together to fight for a common cause. Newspapers are the modern (much less dangerous) equivalent, in that they provide a common experience for people of all walks of life, as well as a common investment. My 98-year-old mother-in-law, who has a high-school education, reads the same paper that people with letters after their names read. A couple of years ago, I saw "Newsies" on Broadway, a musical based on the 1899 New York newsboys' strike. It was odd to sit in...
  • Give More Thanks, and Pass the Mayonnaise

    11/26/2015 6:55:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    While a few members of my extended family celebrate Thanksgiving as a prelude to the sales that follow Thanksgiving, I think of it as the day before the turkey leftovers. To me, there is nothing better than a leftover turkey sandwich with mayonnaise, spicy mustard, icebox lettuce and tomato. We know the first American Thanksgiving story. Almost 400 years ago, the pilgrims and Indians came together to share their harvest. Since then, Thanksgiving has become a day of family gatherings, feasting and football. While growing up in Carrollton, Georgia, I looked forward to Thanksgiving weekend, when our small town put...
  • John Kasich's Bad Idea

    11/26/2015 6:48:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Conservatives are supposed to be against big government and opposed to the left's belief that problems can and should be solved by Washington. Which is why Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich's proposal to create a new government agency to promote "Judeo-Christian values" is a really bad idea. Put aside for a moment that the federal government does few things well, or within budget, and consider also how preposterous and unworkable such an idea would be. In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington last week, Kasich, who grew up Catholic and remains a man of...
  • A Country to Give Thanks For

    11/26/2015 6:42:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    The Middle East is in total chaos. Terrorism is only getting worse. We've got big economic, immigration and racial problems we can't solve. And we're in the middle of a presidential election that looks like it'll end badly for the country -- no matter whom we elect. With all this trouble, tragedy and unhappiness around the world and at home, it's easy to forget the good things we have. Sometimes it takes an immigrant to remind us how lucky we Americans are. My dear friends Karel and Sandy know why they love the USA and why it is so special....
  • Washington's First Thanksgiving and the Foundation of Free Speech

    11/26/2015 6:33:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Erik Telford
    In September of 1789, a scant six months after the first legislative session in our nation's history convened, Congress passed a resolution recommending a national day of thanks. On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued his Thanksgiving Proclamation, establishing the first national Thanksgiving and giving us one of the most concise definitions of purpose for the United States. In his proclamation, President Washington asked for Thanksgiving to be a day to recognize "the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now...
  • NYT says Middle Eastern Muslims, not Middle Eastern Muslim refugees, commit terrorism

    11/26/2015 6:19:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2015 | Es Straker
    Everyone can relax now. The New York Times has produced a study showing that Muslim refugees from the Middle East don't commit acts of terrorism. The acts of terrorism are actually committed by Muslim Middle Easterners who enter America on other grounds, therefore there is no reason to stop Muslim Middle Eastern refugees from entering America. Are you following this? All of the Sept. 11 attackers entered the United States using tourist, business or student visas. Since then, most of the attackers in the United States claiming or appearing to be motivated by extremist Islam were born in this...
  • 10 Tips to Survive Today's College Campus, or:

    11/26/2015 6:16:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | July 26, 2015 | Larry Elder
    When students protesting "microaggressions" took over an administrative building at Occidental College in California, they issued 14 demands. The school agreed to all except the first, which required the firing of its president. Similar protests took place concurrently at other colleges nationwide. Occidental's five-day takeover was organized by Oxy United for Black Liberation, led by members of Oxy's Black Student Alliance (BSA) and Coalition at Oxy for Diversity and Equity (CODE). Occidental says the demands they agreed to meet were: "Promotion of the new chief diversity officer (CDO) position to vice president level. "Increase budget of the CDO office by...
  • Calais Truck Drivers: ‘It’s War Out There’ Because Of Migrants

    11/26/2015 6:15:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 11/26/15 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The level of intimidation faced lorry drivers passing through Calais at the hands of migrants is “out of control” and “totally unacceptable”, a spokesman for Britain’s road haulage industry has said. His association has now set up a hotline for drivers to report threatening behaviour by migrants, but drivers using the route have dismissed it as “useless,” saying “it’s a war out there!”Around 6,000 migrants are currently gathered at Calais, looking for an opportunity to make it across the English Channel into Britain. As their numbers swell, so they are becoming more brazen in their attempts to climb on board lorries...
  • CRUZ: This Thanksgiving we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great...

    11/26/2015 5:55:13 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies ^ | 11/25/15
    CRUZ: This Thanksgiving we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great nation HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving:“On this Thanksgiving, as we gather with family and loved ones, we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great nation. Particularly this year, as we face many uncertainties - from the threats of terror to economic hardships - let us take time to thank God for all that he has given us and ask for his provision in our lives and our country.“When we...
  • George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/26/2015 5:54:04 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Issued at the request of Congress, Nov. 25 1789. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of God...
  • Commentary: Is there a magic bullet to reduce police misconduct?

    11/26/2015 5:38:21 AM PST · by rellimpank · 56 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 26 nov 2015 | Arthur Acevedo
    Imagine if the first bullet in a cop's chamber were a blank bullet. Would this approach save lives? What if a police department adopted this approach as standard procedure. Or, better yet, if legislation mandated this requirement for state and local police departments. Would it help save lives? Police in Britain, Ireland, Norway, Iceland and New Zealand typically do not carry weapons at all when they are patrolling the streets. Surely, crimes in those countries are no less threatening than what we experience in the U.S. The idea is not to ban guns from the police departments here. Rather, it...
  • Swiss Region Imposes $9,800 Fines On Burqas, Aims At ‘Islamist Fundamentalists’

    11/26/2015 5:35:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/25/15 | Jacob Bojesson
    Officials in the Swiss county of Ticino voted Monday to make the Muslim burqa illegal in public spaces, with fines of up to $9,800 for violations.The local government wanted the law to also include other forms of headwear that cover the face, including masks worn by demonstrators and soccer hooligans, but the parliament voted to only ban the burqas and niqabs (face veil). This means covering your face in public is legal, as long as you don’t do it with a burqa or niqab.Giorgio Ghiringhelli, who drew up the proposal, said the result will send a message to “Islamist fundamentalists” in the...
  • The Giving Of Thanks

    11/26/2015 5:30:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    It's Thanksgiving, so happy Thanksgiving. As Americans we have a lot to be thankful for, even though we don't take nearly enough time to truly think about it. Along those lines, and with full knowledge that it is a national holiday and you're a.) fighting a tryptophan-induced coma; b.) watching football; and/or c.) preparing to stampede stores to take advantage of Black Friday deals, I'll keep this short. Here is a not-all-inclusive list of what I'm thankful for. 1) The calendar. Yes, it's been a long seven years, but there are only 14 months left of Barack Obama's presidency. It's...