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  • Twin boys reunited with their World War II hero

    11/27/2015 9:00:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    CBS ^ | 11-27-15 | Steve Hartman
    The folks who run the Yorktown say a lot of kids love the ship, but no kid has ever fallen for a sailor who served on the vessel like these two boys have fallen for Mr. Harding. Which is why, for this trip, the Yorktown made special arrangements for a surprise visitor: Mr. Harding. The boys ran to embrace him; hugging an old salt never felt so sweet. It was hard to tell who enjoyed it more, or who needed it more. Over the years Mr. Harding says he'd kept most of his war stories to himself. "I guess I...
  • Gays fail once more at UN, abortion language also rolled back

    11/27/2015 7:37:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/27/15 | Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
    A paragraph about sex education in a resolution on the rights of children stalled debate in the General Assembly on Tuesday and forced a vote on the resolution, which has traditionally been adopted consensually. Europeans and Latin Americans sponsoring the resolution could not be swayed, and insisted throughout the weeks leading up to the vote that the resolution on children must contain a specific prescription for “comprehensive evidence-based education on human sexuality,” and no alternative would satisfy them. Delegations implored the sponsors of the resolution to show “sensitivity” and to recognize the lack of consensus to no avail as they...
  • Gay Marriage Is Legal but Not on Tribal Lands

    11/27/2015 7:33:10 PM PST · by Salman · 24 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | Felicia Fonseca
    Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up. That day never came. The Ak-Chin Indian Community doesn't recognize same-sex marriages and has a law that prohibits unmarried couples from living together. So Pablo voluntarily gave up her tribal home and now is suing the tribe in tribal court to have her marriage validated. "I want equal opportunity," Pablo said. "I want what every married couple has."...
  • VIDEO=> Liberal CBS Reporter Claims Right Wing Extremism More Dangerous Than Radical IslamLiberal CB

    11/27/2015 7:10:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/27/15 | Jim Hoft
    Before the smoke cleared at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs today a CBS reporter claimed right-wing extremism is more dangerous than radical Islam. “As we’ve seen more people in this country have been killed by rightwing extremists that radical Islamist extremists.” Well, except for 9-11… and those 3,000 dead Americans. That was sort of a big deal at the time.As of 8:30 PM Eastern the shooter or motive has not been identified.Wow! Video via Young Cons:(video at link)For the record – Here is a list of the left-wing shooters we’ve endured over the past several years. THE LIST:...
  • There’s Big Money in Global Warming Alarmism

    11/27/2015 6:39:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Stream ^ | 11/27/15 | William M Biggs
    A sociologist with no training in the physical sciences is puzzled why most Americans think the world is not doomed by global warming. So flummoxed is Yale’s Justin Farrell that he decided to study the question in the most scientific way possible. And he managed to publish his results, “Corporate funding and ideological polarization about climate change,” in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.What do you think his conclusions were? Perhaps that thirty years of failed temperature predictions boosted Americans’ skepticism? Or that the obvious eagerness of politicians to leverage exaggerated fears have left many skittish? Or...
  • Art, and adaptation, will get civilization through climate change

    11/27/2015 6:15:11 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/27/2015 | Marcela Davison Aviles
    Hundreds of delegates from 190 countries are preparing for the climate summit in Paris next month to save the planet. In the meantime, a smaller conference took place at Harvard in October addressing the same topic. The Harvard conference, co-produced by the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation and El Camino Project, convened 21 scientists, artists, scholars, diplomats, writers and U.S. military staff.
  • FReeper Canteen - Countdown To Christmas - 28 Nov 2015

    11/27/2015 6:01:10 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 133 replies
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  • Black Friday Chicago: A Win for Obama and Rahm Emanuel

    11/27/2015 5:34:44 PM PST · by Rockitz · 25 replies ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — After a day of protests meant to shut down Black Friday shopping to bring attention to black issues, by 4:30pm local time Michigan Avenue had mostly returned to normal. Traffic had returned to the street and shoppers were out in force, but pockets of activists still remained and continued to block the entrances to business. As the sun set in Chicago, the reality was still setting in: the Black Friday Shut Down was one of the left’s most successful direct actions in a recent memory. It was disruptive–but it was peaceful. And it was effective.
  • Screaming man 'tries to strangle' Orthodox rabbi in shocking attack outside synagogue

    11/27/2015 5:06:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 11/27/15 | Kara O'Neill
    The 39-year-old can be seen yelling 'go back to Israel' to his Jewish victim - but he is quickly taken to the groundThis shocking video has captures the moment a man appears to strangle a Rabbi before yelling at him 'go back to Israel'. The dramatic clip shows the 39-year-old shouting at a group of Orthodox Jews outside the Adass Israel Synagogue in Ripponlea, near Melbourne in Australia on November 26 at 7.30pm. The man, who was accused of being drunk in the footage, shouts about Allah before screaming at this victim.
  • Violence toward Black Lives Matter activists erases any doubt: We live in a time of racial strife

    11/27/2015 2:44:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 27, 2015 | Janell Ross
    First there was that incident at the Trump rally in Alabama. You know, the one where a protester with, shall we say, some ideas that are not terribly compatible with those of Trump or many of his supporters, showed up. He wound up on the ground, taking a beating and throwing some punches of his own before security booted him from the gathering. And then this week, much of the country learned of news that what has seriously been described as masked men shot five people protesting what they believe to be a questionable police shooting near a Minneapolis police...
  • China Bars Miss World Canada From Entering Country for Pageant

    11/27/2015 2:28:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    China is set to host the annual Miss World pageant on December 19, in the city of Sanya, on Hainan Island. If the host nation gets its way, one contestant won't be there: Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin, who was barred from entering the nation and was denied a visa by the pageant organizers. She was able to travel to Hong Kong, but was not allowed on her flight to mainland China. Lin is a human rights activist and has spoken out about China's rights abuses and lack of religious freedom, and she believes she is being punished for these...
  • 'War on Women' Alert: That 'Big Bully' Texas Is Making Women Drive Longer for Abortions

    11/27/2015 1:56:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | Tim Graham
    In Tuesday's USA Today, Supreme Court correspondent Richard Wolf (not to be confused with the former MSNBC exec Richard Wolffe) reported another one of those sob-story pieces about how women seeking abortions will have to drive more than an hour to have their babies "terminated." The headline was "In Texas, Going the Distance for an Abortion." The star of the article was "Veronica" in San Antonio, but she "didn't want her last name used because of the personal nature of the procedure." Wolf began:
  • NY Times Once Thought 'Toxic' Woodrow Wilson Was 'A Man of High Equipment for the Office'

    11/27/2015 1:42:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | Tim Graham
    James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal often tackles newspapers contradicting themselves under the headline "Two Papers in One!" Wednesday's edition, though, went back to point out that the sudden revulsion at Woodrow Wilson's racism is at odds with The New York Times editorial page arguing in favor of Wilson for President back in those times. Now Wilson represents a "toxic legacy" of unapologetic racism, but in 1912 , the Times oozed over him as "a man of high equipment for the office, worthy of the full confidence of the people." To wit:
  • A Minimum Wage of Zero

    11/27/2015 1:20:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 23, 2015 | Ronald D. Rotunda
    In the November 16 Presidential Debate, the Democratic candidates argued about the minimum wage. They all favored raising it, with Hillary Clinton arguing for $12 per hour. What she preaches is not what she practices, when running her own campaign. Recently, her lawyers asked the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for permission to use unpaid interns during "the spring, summer, or fall at the Campaign's headquarters office in Brooklyn." The lucky students would receive nothing from the Clinton campaign. However, Clinton wants the college to give the interns college credit. She also wants the college to pay the student $3,000. The...
  • Republicans, fearing congressional end-run, warn Obama ahead of climate talks

    11/27/2015 1:15:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2015
    Capitol Hill Republicans are aiming to take the air out of President Obama's push for a global climate deal at next week's international summit in Paris, warning they will block vital funding if he tries to circumvent Congress. Obama and other world leaders are charging ahead with the two-week U.N. conference starting Monday, under heightened security in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. At a press conference alongside French President Francois Hollande, Obama cast the climate summit as a global statement of solidarity. "What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one...

    11/27/2015 1:10:40 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    1/27/2015 | G. Smythe (Comments on Reuter News Article)
    Zebulum Lael James, a 22-year-old black student at Jackson State University, is accused of going on a shooting spree...Both of the targets police in Jackson say James "randomly" shot were white women, Suzanne Hogan and Kristy Lynn Mitchell. Three black men murder minister's pregnant wife. Foreign white female student murdered by black man.... Islamic black man cuts head off woman in Oklahoma. Over 100 teens swarm Memphis mall knocking out shoppers. 9/6/14 White couple beaten by black gang in Missouri. Caught On Camera: 72-Year-Old Man Sucker Punched On Sidewalk. NYC 8/13/14 Google: 4 Black Men Beat Hot Dog Vendor With...
  • The cross has to go before the asylum seekers arrive

    11/27/2015 12:29:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Speisa ^ | 11/27/15
    Christian camps being offered as shelter for asylum seekers are told by the authorities to remove all Christian symbols. Due to the large influx of asylum seekers to Norway, UDI (Immigration authorities) has found it necessary to lodge asylum seekers in more places than ordinary reception centres. The Norwegian Missionary Society (NMS), operates several Christian camp sites, which they offer to rent to UDI. UDI says yes please, but on one condition. All Christian symbols must be removed before the asylum seekers can move in, says UDI, according to the newspaper Dagen. - We want the accommodation offered to be...
  • Black Friday in Chicago: ‘No Justice–No Shopping!’

    11/27/2015 12:16:18 PM PST · by maggief · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | LEE STRANAHAN
    Roughly 3,000 demonstrators have shut down a large portion of Michigan Avenue in Chicago-the "Magnificent Mile"-in the middle of Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to protest the shooting of black teenager Laquon McDonald. The 17-year-old was killed in October 2014, and was apparently armed with a knife at the time. Video of the shooting released on Tuesday, however, shows that he was walking away from police at the time he was shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke. Turnout was strong despite 39-degree weather and rainy conditions. Demonstrators shouted "16 shots!" and "No justice, no...
  • Offenders Face $10,000 Fines as Burka Banned in Swiss Region of Ticino

    11/27/2015 12:12:18 PM PST · by amorphous · 8 replies
    There has been heated public debate in Switzerland after the region of Ticino voted to ban women from wearing full-faced Islamic veils such as burkas or niqabs in public, with anyone caught breaking the rules at risk of facing fines up to US$10,000. A women shops in Whitechapel, East London, she is wearing a berka / burqa. Crusade Against Tolerance? Estonia May Ban Migrants From Wearing Burqas Parliament passed the law, which came into effect this week, after more than 50 percent of the population in the largely Italian-speaking region voted in favor of the changes in 2013. Initially, the...

    11/27/2015 12:03:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/27/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    There's a misleading debate over accepting Obama's first batch of Syrian migrants, the vast majority of whom are Sunni Muslim economic migrants, not refugees, and unlike the genuinely persecuted Christians and Yazidis whom we are not taking in, face no actual persecution. The media bellows ceaselessly that the Sunni Muslims are just like the Jews during the Holocausts. They're more like the Nazi war criminals fleeing Berlin after losing the war. Like the Nazis, they also hate America and want to kill Jews. Polls show at least 1,300 of Obama's first refugee batch support ISIS. The vast majority of Americans...
  • Exclusive: Marco Rubio Challenges Republican Leaders To End Obamacare Bailouts

    11/27/2015 11:53:47 AM PST · by Rockitz · 18 replies ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is challenging Republican leaders in Congress to officially stop taxpayer dollars from being used to bail out Obamacare. “If we don’t make this happen, then the American people have every right to be angry at the Republican leadership because this should be among our highest highest priorities at the end of this year,” the presidential contender says in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. For years, Rubio has pressed leaders in his party to repeal the “risk corridor” provisions in Obamacare that would allow the federal government to effectively bail out insurance company losses from...
  • 'Muslim-Free Zone': Gun-shop owner wins case

    11/27/2015 11:51:40 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 11/25/15 | Bob Unruh
    Florida business gained national attention after terror attack. A lawsuit filed by a Muslim activist organization against a Florida firearms retailer who posted a “Muslim Free Zone” sign has been dismissed and the case ordered closed because the statement was protected by the First Amendment and the activists couldn’t show they were injured. The decision was released by U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom in a case brought by a local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations against Florida Gun Supply, which was defended by officials with the American Freedom Law Center. AFLC Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi said, “This dismissal...
  • How the FBI Cracked a Chilling Black Friday Terror Plot

    11/27/2015 11:41:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    On the morning of November 17th, 1962, FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. took on "all the trappings of a military command post," according to historian William Breuer. The previous night an intelligence puzzle had finally come together. The resulting picture staggered the FBI men. And these had served at their posts during WWII and the height of the Cold War. They'd seen plenty. Now they had mere days to foil a crime against their nation to rival Hideki Tojo's.The agents and officers were haggard and red-eyed but seriously wired. Like hawks on a perch they'd been watching the plot unfold,...
  • Driving With The Crazies-Part II (Careful There Are Idiots Out there)

    11/27/2015 11:16:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | John P. Warren
    On Wednesday, when most of the 47 million Thanksgiving travelers were driving somewhere to commit Thursday's sin of gluttony with those they profess to love, it sometimes seemed as if a tense million of them were in front of me on the interstates from Western Pennsylvania down to Cincinnati.On May 26th, in this space, I wrote Part I of a rant about that group of people who wage a personal war from that last bastion of obsessive, sometimes aggressive individualism: the command post of a motor vehicle on a public thoroughfare. Not that I'm a perfect driver. Do I sometimes...
  • Streaming TV: Free Market Costs Leftwing ESPN 7 Million Subscribers

    11/27/2015 10:52:41 AM PST · by 867V309 · 40 replies
    breitbart ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | John Nolte
    But you are being robbed by left-wing propagandists to pay for their left-wing propaganda.Cut the cord, America.For America.
  • Streisand: Trump Presidency ‘Terrifyingly Scary’

    11/27/2015 10:50:22 AM PST · by Cheerio · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Jeff Poor
    In an interview with ABC News on Wednesday after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, singer-actress Barbra Streisand weighed in on the possibility of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both the front-runners in their respective political parties, facing off in next year’s presidential election. Streisand told ABC News chief White House correspondent Jon Karl that she was supporting Clinton and described a Trump presidency as “terrifyingly scary.” Exchange as follows:
  • How Math Was Taught in Schools in 1950 versus 2015

  • Finding More Than Faults on the All-American Holiday

    11/27/2015 10:25:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Has anybody seen Norman Rockwell? We gather together for the Thanksgiving holiday and a few days of family togetherness. The tables are groaning under time-honored dishes of our pilgrim forefathers, or so we like to think. We tell innocent stories about them and their Native American guests (or "Indians," as the first settlers called them). We draw inspiration from rough times, when families came to find freedom to worship in a new land, forging the first chapter of our history. On Thanksgiving we share our generational perspectives about what happened after that, in stories both uplifting and challenging. The challenging...
  • As The GOP Sat On Their Hands, Obama Got 50% Of Homeless Vets Off The Streets

    11/27/2015 10:15:08 AM PST · by lowbridge · 34 replies ^ | november 24, 2015 | sarah
    There's a lot of talk about what should be done to help our Veterans who have so selflessly given themselves to the service of the United States. Republicans will talk a good game and make-believe they are the ones who actually care about Vets, but in reality, they have voted against Veteran benefits more times than anyone would ever care to count. It wasn't until the Democrats passed the Post-9/11 GI Bill that we, as a nation, actually started to again look like we care about those who put everything on the line for our nation. Then, in 2010, President...
  • POLICE: Fight at Mall St. Matthews may have been staged

    11/27/2015 10:10:52 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    WDRB-TV News ^ | 11/27/2015 | Adrianne Flores
    Video report - click link
  • Dianne Feinstein’s Million-Acre Land Grab Falters

    11/27/2015 10:08:09 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | Chriss W. Street
    Three months after Breitbart News and others outed Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) 's backdoor effort to freeze development on over one million acres of California dessert by having President Obama declare the area subject to the Antiquities Act of 1906, her efforts are going down in flames as Congressional Republicans are moving to ban the Antiquities designation. Feinstein's seven-year quest to convince "ongress to sequester over 1560 square miles of the Mojave Desert into three new national monuments under her proposed 'Desert Conservation and Recreation Act" has gone nowhere. Feinstein has argued that the area she wants designated as 'Mojave...
  • Protest over Chicago teen's shooting set for retail district

    11/27/2015 8:32:48 AM PST · by Rockitz · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 27 November | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- After days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, demonstrators were poised to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a march through the heart of the city's most famous retail district. Demonstrators scheduled the march on Friday, the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season that packs Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile. Activists hope to bring attention to the Oct. 20, 2014, slaying of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and an investigation into his shooting that some say was mishandled.
  • Homeless veteran, beaten by teens on camera in Olney, dies

    11/27/2015 8:25:57 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 64 replies
    Surveillance video shows 51-year-old Robert Barnes being pummeled by teens with a hammer, a piece of wood and punches, after police say a 10-year-old boy told his mother he got into an argument with Barnes.
  • Why do you never see gasoline taxes itemized on your receipt? The answer will shock you

    11/27/2015 8:00:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/27/2015 | Michael Bargo Jr.
    In April 2014, I suddenly realized that when you buy gasoline, the receipt does not list all the different taxes you have to pay.  So I emailed the Illinois Policy Institute ( and asked them to make up a facsimile of a gas receipt.  Here's what they came up with, and they featured it in a story on their website.  Turns out a gallon of gas in Chicago has eight taxes on it.  In Park Ridge adds two cents more.  (I think today they are higher.)  I went to a neighborhood gas station – the owner was a nice...
  • Progressive Faculty and Administrators Deserve All of the Blame for the Recent Unrest on Campus

    11/27/2015 7:35:25 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 11/26/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The recent wave of student protests is aimed at liberal professors and administrators. Current student anger eerily fits the pattern of most left-wing unrest, from the cycles of the French Revolution to the campus riots of the 1960s. First, protests gradually grow more extreme. Venom is directed at fellow leftists who are deemed insufficiently radical. In revolutionary France, wild-eyed Jacobins soon guillotined reformist Girondins, who were considered passé. During the Russian Revolution, extremist Bolsheviks marginalized liberal Mensheviks. In the 1960s, many members of the SDS and Black Panthers hated liberals who disapproved of their violence. A group called the Black...
  • How the Right Can Use Compassion to Out-Argue the Left

    11/27/2015 7:34:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/2015 | Greg Gutfeld
    So, how do you win an argument against someone who thinks you're evil? Who thinks you're greedy, selfish, wrong, racist, and, like I said, evil? Don't ask me, I'm evil (but sexy). But last week, I was walking with a friend of mine, a real-estate guy named Joe -- and he asked me what I thought of Andrew Cuomo. I said that I thought he was weak, and waffling way too much on fracking (which is partly responsible for a welcome move toward energy independence). I believe we should be fracking, and helping out the rest of New York State,...
  • Dallas Pastor criticized for sermon denouncing Islam

    11/27/2015 7:33:45 AM PST · by tuffydoodle · 47 replies
    fox4news ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Fox4staff
    After the terror attacks in Paris, Pastor Robert Jeffress from First Baptist Dallas denounced Islam, calling it an evil and false religion. This isn't the first time he's made the headlines for fiery rhetoric, and that's why one of his critics calls him "bad for Dallas." On Tuesday, FOX 4's Richard Ray spoke to the Pastor, who sticks by those statements.
  • Doo Doo the Clown honoured for bravery after intervening in assault on women

    11/27/2015 7:02:45 AM PST · by Loyalist · 43 replies
    CBC News ^ | November 23, 2015
    There was no clowning around for Doo Doo the Clown when he called 911 after witnessing a man attack two women on Sunday afternoon. Doo Doo — also known as Shane Farberman — says when he saw the man punch one of the women in the head near Front Street West and Bathurst Street he went into action. "I remember pulling up as fast as I can screaming, 'Get in, get in!' and I know that I am a clown and I had a car full of clowns, but these ladies ran and jumped into the back," said Doo...
  • The Lord's Prayer advert banned before 'Star Wars' in the UK

    11/27/2015 7:01:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/27/2015 | By Will Heilpern
    The new "Star Wars" film opens next month -- but the Force won't be with the Lord. In a snub to the Church of England, an advert that was planned to coincide with the new film "The Force Awakens," has been rejected by most UK cinemas due to fears it could be offensive. Digital Cinema Media (DCM), the company that supplies advertising to Britain's main movie houses, Odeon, Cineworld and Vue, made the decision after reviewing its policy on political and religious adverts. The minute-long video features the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and other Christians reciting the Lord's Prayer....
  • Ban on “Gun Violence” Research Does not Exist

    11/27/2015 6:58:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Doctor Gun Banners A recent headline at The Hill read "Dems push to end ban on gun violence research". The only problem is that there is no ban on "gun violence" research. There is a ban on spending federal dollars, by the Department of Health and Human Services, on research that advocates for more gun control. It is called the Dickey Amendment, and was put in place after the leaders of the CDC proclaimed what they expected from research results (advocating for more gun control) before the research was conducted. The CDC had already funded severely flawed, advocacy "research" to...
  • Am I a Racist?

    11/27/2015 6:54:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 27, 2015 | Howard Rotberg
    Am I a Racist? Am I a racist for opposing the quick entry into Canada of 25,000 migrants from Syria? November 27, 2015 Howard Rotberg In the U.S., there is considerable opposition, especially on the State level, to high numbers of Syrian and other Middle Eastern migrants entering the country. But in Canada, with Justin Trudeau and his Liberals having recently defeated Stephen Harper and his Conservatives, it is a different story. Day after day, most of our Canadian media broadcast a message that anyone opposing the hurried entry into Canada of 25,000 migrants by the end of February...
  • 2 killed, 7 wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings [Chicago so far. Obama Silent]

    11/27/2015 6:49:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Two people were killed and at least seven others have been wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings across Chicago since Wednesday night. A Thanksgiving Day shooting left one man dead in the West Ridge.....
  • Video: Who’s really protesting Walmart?

    11/27/2015 6:26:58 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 11/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Tis the season, once again upon us, when an age old tradition returns to cities and towns across the nation. I don’t mean the usual Thanksgiving feasts of yesterday or even the commercial mayhem of Black Friday. We’re talking about the annual protests of Walmart by their beleaguered workers who want a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage and, much more to the point, official union representation. The OurWalmart campaign was back at it as usual, preparing to disrupt holiday shopping plans for the masses who prepare to launch into the Christmas giving season. But who are these protesters, really?...
  • Things I'm Grateful For

    11/27/2015 6:21:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | September 27, 2015 | Mona Charen
    "Who is happy?" asks a sage in the great Jewish wisdom compendium "Sayings of the Fathers." Answer: "He who is contented with his lot." And how, this Thanksgiving Day, do you acquire contentment when you are constantly barraged with evidence that others have more beautiful possessions or are better looking, more talented, healthier, more admired, more loved, more valued? I count my blessings. Here is a partial list of what I'm thankful for on Thanksgiving 2015. I'm grateful for abundance. At Thanksgiving, the cornucopia -- a symbol of plenty since antiquity -- is everywhere, and rightly so. But every day...
  • Donald Trump’s Police State [A Pajama Boy Panic Attack]

    11/27/2015 6:04:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    NY SLIMES ^ | 11/27/15 | Timothy Egan
    In "The Plot Against America," the novelist Philip Roth imagines an alternative history at the dawn of World War II. Charles A. Lindbergh, aviator hero and crypto-fascist, defeats Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. Rather than go to war against Nazi Germany, he foments an atmosphere of hatred directed at Jews in the United States..... But over the last three months, in listening to plans of the Republican presidential front-runner and the views of his increasingly thuggish followers, I'm starting to have some dark fears should Donald Trump become president. Take him at his word - albeit, a worthless thing given...
  • Celebrate, America, Because The First TV Channel Dedicated To Selling Guns Is Almost Here

    11/27/2015 5:57:51 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 11/26/2015 | Eric Owens
    Are you the kind of person who likes the Home Shopping Network but thinks it could be massively improved with a lot less jewelry and a lot more firearms and concealed weapons apparel for women? If so, next year will be a banner year for you because GunTV, a new, 24-hour live-shopping channel dedicated to the sale of guns and gun-related gear, is scheduled for a January 2016 launch. The station will be run by The Social Responsibility Network (which appears to run nothing else). Louisiana-based Sports South, a 174-year-old distributor of guns and ammunition, is a partner in the...
  • On The Eve Of COP21 Paris Talks: World Just Doesn’t Care About Global Warming Any More

    11/27/2015 5:47:41 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 11/27/2015 | James Delingpole
    The world is losing interest in “global warming” a survey has found on the eve of the UN’s COP21 climate talks in Paris. Most people in most of the 20 countries surveyed say they don’t want their leaders to set ambitious climate targets. Fewer than half describe climate change as a “very serious” problem. The survey, conducted by GlobeScan for the BBC, could scarcely have come at a worst time for the global environmental movement. After the disastrous failure of the last major climate conference in Copenhagen in 2009, they have been pulling out all the stops to make the...
  • Here's Something You Should Be Thankful For: Work

    11/27/2015 5:35:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Sure, that sounds counterintuitive. Thanksgiving Thursday is the first day of a (for most of us) four-day weekend, a time devoted to gorging on comfort food and nonstop viewing of college and professional football games. It's a time as well for contemplation, already primed by overfamiliar songs in shopping malls, of an even longer holiday season. I grew up in Detroit, where the auto assembly lines shut down entirely for last two weeks of the calendar year. Who needs work? The answer, I believe, is everybody. Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute where I'm a resident fellow, has examined...
  • Hollywood's Twin Takes on Abortion Propaganda

    11/27/2015 5:09:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Some pro-abortion feminists recently denounced Hollywood for not producing TV and movie plots wherein the unborn baby is dispatched with zero remorse. It doesn't get more extremist than this. While Hollywood is without question virtually (but not entirely) unanimous in its pro-choice sentiments, even when the abortion option is selected, rarely is it selected without personal angst for the simple reason that there is angst -- unless you're devoid of a soul and a conscience. That cry for saccharine pro-abortion propaganda was satisfied on Nov. 18 by ABC's Thursday night drama "Scandal." Not only did the central character, Olivia Pope,...
  • Narratives Over Facts

    11/27/2015 4:50:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Much of the media and Democratic Party obsess about narratives. It is not enough for reporters to report facts, data, and events. They must all be shaped into story-telling elements to tell a larger story or narrative. This approach has become common among both the press and politicians. The Obama Administration, in particular, has become obsessed with narratives at the expense of our national security. Saadiq Long is one data point in the quest for narratives. In 2013, liberal journalists wove the facts of Saadiq Long into the greater narrative that the United States was still an oppressive regime under...