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  • Violence in Films and Killing Sprees: Why it's Time to Say NO to Hollywood's Offerings

    07/21/2012 4:13:16 PM PDT · by InHisService · 100 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 7-21-12 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Hollywood consistently churns out movies that are filled with very graphic and gory violence. While I'm not blaming them for what this sick killer did, let's face it: we live in a culture that embraces violence. How do we embrace it? By paying our hard earned money to see movies where people are shot with guns, mutilated, killed and blown up on a regular basis.
  • Florida Family Association: Lada Gaga is Tricking Kids into being Gay

    07/21/2012 10:40:03 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 57 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 19 2012 | Brian Tashman
    ďThousands of kids who might have otherwise worked through their pubescent sexual identity issues will be inspired to accept the wrong choice based upon this unscientific, emotionally charged born this way propaganda,Ē the FFA writes, ďWhatís brave or kind about telling thousands of sexually frustrated teens that they were born this way when a high percentage of them would have ended up taking the straight heterosexual path for life?Ē
  • The Revenge of Murphy Brown

    07/16/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | July 16, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    In an otherwise routine speech in May, 1992, Vice-President Dan Quayle criticized Murphy Brown, the TV character played by Candice Bergen, for bearing an out-of-wedlock child, emphasizing that it ďignored the importance of fathers.Ē He was subsequently skewered by the elitists of the cultural left. How, they asked, could he make such a big deal about a fictional character? The culture warriors insisted that there was nothing wrong with a woman having a child that she would raise alone. Of course, the left always believed that Quayle was an idiot, so they abruptly dismissed his comments as idiotic. That lack...
  • State Department Official Defends Decision Not to Designate Boko Haram a Terrorist Organization

    07/13/2012 10:02:48 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 13 replies ^ | 13JUL13 | Not Listed
    The State Department's top official for Africa this week defended the decision not to designate Boko Haram as a "foreign terrorist organization" (FTO) -- but then used the term "terrorist organization" in reference to the Nigerian Islamist group, reports. A Nigerian Christian leader criticized the move, saying failure to designate Boko Haram as an FTO emboldened the group and signaled that its targeting of Christians was acceptable. The administration on June 21 listed three Boko Haram leaders as "specially designated global terrorists" (SDGTs) but stopped short of listing the group as an FTO under U.S. law, a step some...
  • Bosnia Connection: Bill Clinton and Islamist ratlines in Bosnia assisted September 11.

    07/13/2012 9:31:39 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 5 replies ^ | 13JUL13 | Lee Jay Walker and Murad Makhmudov
    Osama bin Laden wasnít articulate and media savvy like Bill Clinton who was the leader of the United States between January 1993 and January 2001. After all, whatever Osama bin Laden was he did at least speak honestly with regards to his intentions. However, Bill Clinton had a host of special advisors, an unquestioning media to ply his propaganda, and he could keep a straight face when manipulating language in order to fulfill his policy agenda. Today all over the world people have to pay enormous airport taxes because of tightened security after September 11. This is also ironic. After...
  • Hip-Hop World Gives Gay Singer Support

    07/10/2012 8:45:44 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 6 2012 | James C McKinnley, Jr.
    When Frank Ocean, a rising star in the R&B world, announced on Tuesday that his first true love had been a man, he seemed to be taking a giant risk with his career. After all, Mr. Ocean, 24, is a rising star in the hypermasculine world of urban music, where singers cultivate images as lady-killers. He is a member of the Odd Future hip-hop collective, whose rappers are known for using anti-gay slurs. No other mainstream R&B artists have acknowledged having homosexual relationships. For decades, even the rumor of homosexuality had ruined artists in hip-hop circles. But how big a...
  • 3 charged after 22 illegal immigrants found in Mesa drop house .

    06/29/2012 1:30:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    AZFamily ^ | June 29, 2012 | Jennifer Thomas
    MESA, Ariz. -- Three Mexican men face federal charges after agents busted an alleged drop house in Mesa on Wednesday. Jesus Castillo-Mejia, 47, and Genaro Guzman-Guzman, 29, appeared in federal court Thursday where they were charged with human smuggling. Marco Guzman-Guzman, 27, was charged with illegally re-entering the United States following a previous deportation order.
  • An Angry Border Control Agent

    06/25/2012 1:09:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Rush ^ | June 25, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is John in Southern New Mexico. You're next here on the EIB Network. Hi. CALLER: Mr. Limbaugh. RUSH: Yes, sir. CALLER: Listen, I've been following the Supreme Court and what they're doing with the Arizona law. I've spent 25 years enforcing the law on the border. And I can tell you -- RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait. You spent 25 years enforcing the law, that means you're a border patrol agent or former? CALLER: I'm a border patrol agent, yes. RUSH: Current or former? CALLER: Current. RUSH: Current border patrol agent. CALLER: I have been eligible...
  • 255 Illegals From Countries That Promote, Produce, Protect Terrorists Along US-Mexico Border

    06/20/2012 4:40:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6-20-12 | Edwin Mora
    255 Illegals From Countries That ĎPromote, Produce, or Protectí Terrorists Apprehended Along U.S.-Mexico Border( -- There were 255 illegal aliens from countries such as Pakistan and Iran that have been officially linked to terrorism by the U.S. government apprehended along the southwest border by Border Patrol in fiscal 2011, data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) show. In fiscal 2011 (Oct. 1, 2010 thru Sept. 30, 2011), the Border Patrol -- under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) component of the DHS -- arrested a total of 327,577 illegal aliens along the U.S.-Mexico border. Among those arrested, 46,997...
  • J.C. Penney Executive Departs After Eight Months on Job (Fired for failure of gay ads)

    06/18/2012 5:52:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 130 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/18/12 | Steven Russolillo
    Somethingís up at J.C. Penney. After the closing bell, the department-store operator announced President Michael Francis was leaving, effective today, after only eight months on the job. Shares dropped 6.5% in after-hours trading to $22.75 in after-hours trading. The stock is down nearly 50% since early February.
  • Boy Scouts review controversial anti-gay policy

    06/07/2012 9:03:45 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 75 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 7, 2012 | Miranda Leitsinger
    The Boy Scouts of America is considering a resolution that calls for ending a 102-year-old policy theyíve grappled with in recent years: banning gay scouts and scout leaders, gay advocates told on Wednesday. Though the organization said it would review the proposal, a spokesman insisted there were no plans to change the policy. The new policy would throw out the national ban and allow local chartering organizations to decide whether or not they would accept gay youth and leaders, said Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout who has advocated for the change, citing unidentified people who attended the group's national...
  • PICKET: DC Comics outs a Green Lantern...from the 1940's

    06/01/2012 9:01:18 AM PDT · by paltz · 67 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 6/1/12 | Kerry Picket
    The big secret is out. The New York Post is reporting that DC Comics original Green Lantern Ė of the past 70 years - will come out of the closet as a gay man in next weekís issue of "Earth 2." This particular character, Alan Scott, his alter ego, is being re-woven into the series through obvious agenda politics, but most comic book readers will tell you it is hardly a huge victory for LGBT activists hoping for a gay Superman or gay Batman. Without going too much into the weeds of comic book geek-dom, here are some important points...
  • Target Blocks Group's Emails Complaining of Gay Pride Shirts

    06/02/2012 7:00:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 06/02/2012 | Audrey Barrick
    Giant retailer Target has blocked emails from the conservative American Family Association after its supporters began urging the company to pull its promotion of homosexuality. "I hope you will not let Target silence your voice. I encourage you to call their corporate office and share your personal thoughts," the family group told supporters. Target has partnered with Family Equality Council and is currently supporting the LGBT group with 100 percent of the proceeds it receives through its collection of gay pride T-shirts (up to a maximum donation of $120,000). When Target began selling the pro-gay shirts late May, the American...
  • Original Green Lantern Is Gay, DC Announces (DC now becoming AC/DC comics)

    06/01/2012 12:30:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    MTV ^ | 06/01/2012 | Josh Wigler
    When DC Comics relaunched its entire line of superheroes in 2011, big changes were made to their biggest characters: Superman was no longer married to Lois Lane, a secret criminal organization was running Gotham City completely under Batman's radar, and Aquaman finally got some respect. But perhaps the biggest of all the alterations to a DC hero's origin was just announced Friday (June 1): Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, is gay. First appearing in a 1940 issue of "All-American Comics," Scott was originally introduced as a mystically driven hero who shared little in common with the intergalactic peace-keeping Green...
  • J.C. Penney two-dad ad features local family and DBJ honoree (Father's Day has gone gay...)

    05/31/2012 5:44:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | 5/31/12 | Steven R. Thompson
    In its June book, J.C. Penney Co Inc. ran an ad featuring another same-sex couple, but this time it features two dads in honor of Fatherís Day.
  • Confirmed: Superman might be gay

    Makes sense. Heís got the build, the fashion sense, and just maybe the gaydar-pinging facial structure. And yet ó no oneís sure yet that heís the one whoís coming out. All we know is that itís a male, that itíll happen next month, and that heís ďone of the major iconic DC characters.Ē Is there something youíd like to tell us, Batman? Actually, no need: We already know. "So which one is it? The folks at DC Comics arenít saying, but they do say itís the latest effort to make sure their comics keep up with the times." "Last September,...

    05/29/2012 10:00:38 AM PDT · by Wings-n-Wind · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | May 29. 2012 | self
    The week leading up to Memorial Day found an article circulating about President Obama's possible "Jimmy Carter Moment". The UK Telegraph opined that even with many polls suggesting a close race leading up to the conventions-- ...The American people ousted Jimmy Carter by a landslide vote.... electing Ronald Reagan in 1980. Earlier in the year, Lt. Col Oliver North (USMC ret) penned a simlar thought... About Obama's possible "Jimmy Carter Moment"; though much more about foreign policy and national security issues. My comparison here is the same theme of "deja vu all over again" -- from my point of view......
  • 20 Years Later, It Turns Out Dan Quayle Was Right About Murphy Brown And Unmarried Moms

    05/26/2012 1:48:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2012 | Isabel Sawhill
    20 Years Later, It Turns Out Dan Quayle Was Right About Murphy Brown And Unmarried Moms Isabel Sawhill May 25. On May 19, 1992, as the presidential campaign season was heating up, Vice President Dan Quayle delivered a family-values speech that came to define him nearly as much as his spelling talents. Speaking at the Commonwealth Club of California, he chided Murphy Brown ó the fictional 40-something, divorced news anchor played by Candice Bergen on a CBS sitcom ó for her decision to have a child outside of marriage. ďBearing babies irresponsibly is simply wrong,Ē the vice president said. ďFailing...
  • Gallup: Social conservatism bounces up, economic conservatism steady

    05/26/2012 7:46:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Interestingly, Gallup didn‚Äôt lead with the finding on social conservatism from its latest survey, but that may be because the bounce upward followed two straight declines in the same series. The focus on economic conservatism is a little more dramatic, if consistent: Americans are more than twice as likely to identify themselves as conservative rather than liberal on economic issues, 46% to 20%. The gap is narrower on social issues, but conservatives still outnumber liberals, 38% to 28%. ‚ĶIn the same poll, on Gallup‚Äôs standard measure of ideology ‚ÄĒ not asked in reference to any set of issues ‚ÄĒ 41%...
  • Are Catholic Leaders Attacking Obama to Help Republicans?

    05/25/2012 2:35:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/25/2012 | Napp Nazworth
    E. J. Dionne, a liberal columnist for The Washington Post, suggested in a Monday blog post that Catholic leaders who are opposing the Obama administration's birth control mandate could be doing so to help Republicans in the November elections. Dionne was responding to the Monday lawsuits from 43 Catholic agencies. They sued the Obama administration over the requirement to provide coverage for contraception, sterilization and some abortifacient drugs in their health plans. These agencies did not qualify for the religious exemption because the exemption defines religious groups as only those that primarily hire and serve coreligionists, and for which religious...
  • The Meaning of Same-Sex Marriage (Know the Enemy. Left claiming logic and reason)

    It wasnít long after President Obamaís statement... When proponents of same-sex marriage offer theoretical arguments in favor of their position, they often rely on a legalistic view: they frame marriage as fundamentally a package of legal rights, benefits and obligations ó which include hospital visitation rights and immigration rights for the foreign spouses of citizens, among others. This position insists on a basic condition of justice ó legal parity and equality for men and women who choose a long-term partner of the same sex. ... Many opponents of same-sex marriage counter by arguing that this legalistic view omits the most...
  • 5 Reasons America Is In Decline

    05/15/2012 5:00:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | May 15, 2012 | John Hawkins
    There's a reason gun sales are through the roof, gold advertisements are everywhere, products like survival seeds have started to creep into the edges of our consciousness, and Doomsday Preppers now runs on National Geographic. It's the same reason people have started asking about ways to hedge their money against inflation and which countries they can flee to if America falls apart. A decade ago, the idea that America could economically collapse because of a default on its debt seemed ludicrous, but we now know it's entirely possible that the country could turn into Greece within a decade or two....
  • How TV Brought Gay People Into Our Homes

    05/14/2012 5:10:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 129 replies
    NPR ^ | May 12, 2012 | NPR Staff
    In one of the most talked-about moments from the hit TV show Glee, Blaine declared his love for Kurt and then ó they kissed. Glee is just one of many popular shows on television right now that feature gay characters. Those characters aren't just entertaining us, they're changing Americans' attitudes toward homosexuality. In five separate studies, professor Edward Schiappa and his colleagues at the University of Minnesota have found that the presence of gay characters on television programs decreases prejudices among viewers. "These attitude changes are not huge," he says. "They don't change bigots into saints. But they can snowball."...
  • Obama backs same-sex marriage, fires up both sides

    05/10/2012 8:09:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/10/12 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    President Obama's historic move Wednesday to support same-sex marriage could ripple all the way to the November election, helping unite his liberal base while threatening to ignite evangelical voters who have yet to commit to presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, political experts said. But while the public debate over same-sex marriage has sparked explosive political clashes in the past, observers on both sides said it is unlikely to be a game-changer this year, when the economy is the top issue for most voters. Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to support same-sex marriage Wednesday during an interview with ABC...
  • JCPenney under attack from conservative group over lesbian couple in new Mother's Day campaign

    05/03/2012 11:36:54 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 2, 2012 | Olivia Fleming
    The conservative group One Million Moms has launched an attack on JCPenney for featuring a lesbian couple in its new Mother's Day promotion. The group released a statement urging its members to take action against the brand's store managers, in the hope their complaints will be passed on to head office. According to its website, One Million Moms (OMM) is angry JCPenney is 'taking sides' in the 'cultural war' on gay rights. The statement says: 'On pages ten and eleven, under the title ďFreedom of Expression,Ē youíll find ďWendi and her partner Maggie and daughtersĒ. In the picture both women...
  • Social Conservatismís Staying Power: A philosophy that the Right must not abandon

    04/28/2012 12:41:24 AM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies
    City Journal ^ | 27 April 2012 | Herbert London
    The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Need Social Conservatism, by Jeffrey Bell (Encounter, 322 pp., $25.95) I recently attended a political meeting in New York City at which the people tended to identify themselves as ¬ďfiscal conservatives and social liberals.¬Ē They argued that conservatives should focus on the nation¬ís economic challenges while either ignoring or downplaying social issues. It¬ís a point of view shared by Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, among others. When he was considering a presidential run, Daniels memorably told an interviewer that the next president ¬ďwould have to call a truce on the so-called social issues.¬Ē...
  • Comic strip to feature homosexual Ďpromí date

    04/26/2012 5:00:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4/24/2012 | Ben Johnson
    MEDINA, OHIO, April 24, 2012, ( Ė A long-running, nationally syndicated comic strip will feature a homosexual couple holding hands and attending the prom together. ďFunky WinkerbeanĒ will depict two men holding hands as they buy tickets at the fictional Westview High School. ďSo, who are you guys taking to the prom, anyway?Ē asks a young female ticket seller. ďUh, that would be each other,Ē they reply. The comic is featured in 400 newspapers nationwide. ďDealing with intolerance is something Iíve dealt with many times before. Adding the gay angle is just a twist to the topic,Ē said strip creator...
  • Is Mitt Romney The Father of Gay Marriage? Twenty-Four Reasons Why He Is (July 25, 2011)

    04/12/2012 9:13:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies ^ | July 25, 2011 | Rino Hunter
    As Mitt Romney prepares for his second presidential campaign and gay marriage threatens to undermine Americaís Judeo-Christian culture, thereís a raging debate about the role he played in instituting gay marriage in Massachusetts during his gubernatorial term. This is important because Governor Romney has positioned himself as a champion of traditional values and claims to have been an opponent of homosexual marriage his entire career. When the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued a decision in favor of homosexual marriage, ó the Goodridge case ó Romney unilaterally ordered his state agencies to implement homosexual marriage in Massachusetts. The court did not order...
  • Mike and Ike Are Getting a Gay Divorce [Now Candy Makers are Perverting Their Product?]

    04/13/2012 6:46:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | 4/12/12 | Michelle Woo
    In the realm of celebrity divorce news, this one is a true shocker. Mike and Ike--yes, the dudes of capsule-shaped candy fame--are headed for Splitsville. I know, right?They seemed so happy. Or, at least, chewy. Who will get strawberry and who will get lime? The break-up is a marketing campaign to get young people to start talking about the once-popular candy again. Apparently, the couple is headed in two different directions--Mike wants work on his music and Ike rather work on his art. New packaging has logos with either "Mike" or "Ike" scribbled out with what looks like a black...
  • ....And Environmental Justice For All, Comrade

    04/06/2012 1:00:30 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 86 replies
    My Brain, | 4/6/12 | Alan Levy
    Hey, take a look at what I found on the EPA's website (Yes, I have a life. Really. I do. Promise.): ********************************** "Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means that no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, governmental and commercial operations or policies. Meaningful involvement means that: (1) people have an opportunity to participate in decisions about activities that may...
  • Suspected illegal immigrant indicted on 41 counts including robberies, sexual assaults

    04/05/2012 4:09:01 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Nashville City Paper ^ | April 4, 2012 | Pierce Greenberg
    Over the course of three months, 25-year-old Olbin Euceda committed crimes involving 26 victims in the Antioch area during the fall of 2011, according to multiple Davidson County grand jury indictments handed down last week. Detectives and SWAT team officers from the Metro Nashville Police Department arrested Euceda in December after allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl and robbing her family. He was caught just before boarding a bus to Mexico. The grand jury indictments handed down last week charge Euceda with 41 separate counts, outlining to some extent the crimes with which he and his alleged accomplice, Rony Sorta, are...
  • 'The Hunger Games' ' bread and circuses

    04/05/2012 8:03:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 50 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/5/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    It's not until the final book of "The Hunger Games" trilogy that Katniss Everdeen learns that Panem, the capital of her dystopian world, comes from the Latin, "Panem et circenses." The phrase "bread and circuses," her mentor tells her, comes from a Roman writer who lamented that "in return for full bellies and entertainment, his people had given up their political responsibilities and therefore their power."
  • Border Patrol Says More Human Smuggling Stash Houses in Valley Being Found

    03/29/2012 4:33:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    KRGV ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | KRGV
    WESLACO - Border Patrol officials say the Rio Grande Valley is seeing an increase in stash houses used for human smuggling. After a human smuggling operation was busted in Weslaco this week, the police chief in says that bust is uncommon for his city. Border Patrol assisted taking more than 50 illegals into custody. Border Patrol spokesperson Rosie Huey says there is no way to find out if this is a bigger problem in some areas compared to others. She says according to Border Patrol's database, it's clear human smugglers are operating all over the Valley. Huey also says according...
  • Free Sterilizations, Children and the Attack on Parental Authority

    03/25/2012 8:27:57 PM PDT · by cycjec · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Thinking Housewife ^ | March 22, 2012 | Janet Baird/Laura Wood
    JANET BAIRD writes: President Obama and the Department of Health and Inhuman Services, as you know, recently decreed that free sterilizations be available to all college-age women under Obamacare. But the truth is even more sinister. Note the wording of the HHS regulation. As reported at CNS news, Ď[a]ll Food and Drug Administration [(FDA)] approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity,í as prescribed by a provider,Ē said the HHS description of the regulation. [emphasis added] This clause caught my eye, ďfor all women with reproductive capacity.Ē Have you thought about the...
  • A Psychological Cry for Moral Help

    03/27/2012 12:37:38 PM PDT · by restorecivilsociety · 7 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 3/27/2012 | Anna Maria Hoffman
    As we go about our lives, there is something happening around us that is not deemed ďnewsworthyĒ or ďimportantĒ by many people. Itís toxic, troubling, and traumatic. Itís happening on college campuses. Itís happening next door to you. Itís the white elephant in the room that everybody notices, but does not want to address for countless reasons. Itís what our generation praises and feels empowered by, but refuses to let their parents know about. And shockingly enough, itís happening at conservative conferences thanks to people who do not practice what they preach. So what is it? Itís the hookup culture....
  • Tea Party Culture War, a clash of worldviews

    03/25/2012 10:57:36 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3-25-12 | Stephen Johnston
    According to the latest census, the average American household-income decreased, while the official poverty rate increased to 15.1%. That means there are now over 46 million Americans living in poverty. Writing in his book "Tea Party Culture War, A clash of Worldviews" author Stephen Johnston declares America is at a financial crossroads. Economist Stephen Johnston writes about what's at stake in this election, culturally, economically, politically and spiritually. Johnston writes that America's direction will ultimately be determined by our next elected officials. He believes this year's election cycle will decide whether our nation becomes a godless socialist country or an...
  • What Happened to Harvardís ĎVeritasí?

    03/20/2012 5:20:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 20, 2012 | David Meir-Levi
    - FrontPage Magazine - - What Happened to Harvard‚Äôs ‚ÄėVeritas‚Äô?Posted By David Meir-Levi On March 20, 2012 @ 12:16 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments The official seal of Harvard University bears the four Latin words ¬ďVeritas Christo et Ecclesiae¬Ē (‚Äúthe truth of Christ and the church‚ÄĚ). Today, most reproductions of Harvard¬ís seal omit the last three words. But it seems that all too many of Harvard¬ís faculty and governance have decided to ignore the first one as well.The present writer¬ís assessment of Harvard¬ís hosting extreme anti-Israel hate-fest events, and of its programs that provide almost exclusively anti-Israel...
  • Rapid Rise of U.S. Mosques: Sign of What's to Come

    03/18/2012 9:17:05 AM PDT · by AMitchum · 38 replies ^ | March 16, 2012 | Marshall Frank
    The number of mosques in the United States has increased 74 percent in ten years according to a study released by the Hartford Institute for Religious Research. In 2000, theU.S.reported 1209 places of worship for Muslims. In 2010, that number has risen to 2106. In 1990, the number stood at approximately 700. This, in a period of time when the radical Jihad side of Islam has established unwavering goals, in writing, that the United States is in their crosshairs for being conquered Öfrom within. This 74 percent growth has occurred in the years following the deadliest warring attack on American...
  • Hard Truths About the Culture War - Robert Bork

    03/17/2012 10:43:47 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 56 replies · 6+ views via Orthodoxy Today ^ | June/July 1995 | Robert Bork
    Moral liberalism and the decadence of culture. What began to concern me more and more were the clear signs of rot and decadence germinating within American society-a rot and decadence that was no longer the consequence of liberalism but was the actual agenda of contemporary liberalism. . . . Sector after sector of American life has been ruthlessly corrupted by the liberal ethos. It is an ethos that aims simultaneously at political and social collectivism on the one hand, and moral anarchy on the other. -Irving Kristol, "My Cold War" Equivocation has never been Irving Kristol's long suit. About the...
  • The Daily Rattle-Immigration News Summary For March, 2012

    03/15/2012 3:23:17 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | March 15, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    In todayís Rattle, we cover everything from the Obama administrationís continued dismantling of border security and immigration enforcement, to the trivialization of the Civil Rights Movement by the open borders left, to congressional oversight into Attorney General Eric Holderís obstruction of justice in the Fast and Furious probe. But first, we look at the increasingly misnamed Southern Poverty Law Center, which continues its progressive slide into buffoonery with a report into the national security threat posed by purportedly misogynistic weblogs. As Mark Krikorian explains in The Corner, the SPLC has adopted new hate objects now that its demonization of patriotic...
  • Car Blows Up After Border Patrol Chase Near Mexican Border (CA)

    03/15/2012 10:01:21 AM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Richard Esposito and Jason Ryan
    The driver has died and a Border Patrol agent has been airlifted to the hospital after a car that was being chased by the Border Patrol near the Mexican border exploded when it was forced to stop. At about 3 a.m. Thursday morning in eastern San Diego County, Customs and Border Patrol spotted a car with Texas plates driving the wrong way down the highway, according to initial reports. Police sources said that the vehicle blew through a CBP checkpoint and agents gave chase. Agents used a spike strip to deflate the vehicle's tires, and the driver came to a...
  • Saudi Arabia May Be Tied to 9/11, 2 Ex-Senators Say

    03/05/2012 12:56:02 PM PST · by bayouranger · 21 replies
    post-gazette ^ | 01MAR12 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON -- For more than a decade, questions have lingered about the possible role of the Saudi government in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, even as the royal kingdom has made itself a crucial counterterrorism partner in the eyes of American diplomats. Now, in sworn statements that seem likely to reignite the debate, two former senators who were privy to top secret information on the Saudis' activities say they believe that the Saudi government might have played a direct role in the terrorist attacks. "I am convinced that there was a direct line between at least some of the...
  • Al Qaeda Shifting Strategies to Muslim Brotherhood's?

    03/05/2012 9:31:30 AM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies ^ | 05MAR12 | Ryan Mauro
    Al-Qaidaís style of jihad may be about to change, because of the loss of several of the terror groupís key leaders including Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, and the fact that they may be replaced in a fashion by several chiefs released recently by Iran and Syria. That doesnít, however, mean less violence is expected, only different. It was reported earlier this month that Iran had granted greater freedom to five al-Qaida leaders on its soil. The most prominent official is Saif al-Adel, a key operations chief. According to the 9/11 Commission, he disagreed with the 9/11 attacks. Saif...
  • Al Qaeda Defense Atty. No. 3 At Obama DOJ(ihad)

    03/03/2012 9:18:02 AM PST · by bayouranger · 6 replies ^ | 03MAR12 | Not Listed
    In a scary development, a major Obama fundraiser who defended a convicted al Qaeda terrorist will become the third highest ranking official at the Department of Justice (DOJ), which, ironically, is charged with defending the interests of the United States. Northern California lawyer Tony West has been named Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, making him the No. 3 guy at the agency. In 2009 West, who helped Obama raise tens of millions of dollars as finance co-chairman of his first presidential campaign, was appointed to help run the DOJís civil division which represents the government, Congress and presidential...
  • Former Kos Kid: What Is Right About Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer

    03/01/2012 11:49:00 PM PST · by expat1000 · 14 replies · 130+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | March 01, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    This is wonderful. Heads will be exploding across this great country of ours. I understand and respect Eric Allen Bell's intellectual journey. I am glad he has reasoned his way through the darkness. It is difficult. The loss of friends, work and professional support is stinging, but also revealing. They were not his friends, not really. The professional loss is acute. They always accuse of us being in the business of hate. Laughable. This is a calling, and there is no money on our side. We work and turn over our lives to the fight because it's the right thing....
  • The Cost of Illegal Immigration 2012

    They Come to America (Spring 2012). The documentary takes a non-partisan look at the human and financial cost of illegal immigration and the risks of a lawless and wide open US / Mexico border. The film focuses on the human and financial costs of illegal immigration. We filmed over the span of 14-months (Oct 2010 - Nov 2011) and journeyed through Arizona, California, Illinois, Florida, DC, New York and Colorado. The debates, events, people, and places we captured went beyond my expectations. We never turned the camera off, and we never allowed our opinions to sway the film. Basically, when...
  • Lawmaker: 'Radical' Girl Scouts out to destroy 'American family values'

    02/21/2012 6:15:50 PM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2/21/12 | NBC News and staff
    There's an agenda behind those cookies the Girl Scouts sell, one bent on promoting communism, lesbianism and subverting "traditional American family values," according to an Indiana lawmaker. That's the reason Rep. Bob Morris, a Republican representing Fort Wayne, insists he won't go along with a resolution meant to honor the Girls Scouts on the organization's 100th anniversary. Morris owns a chain of nutrition stores, but it's not the fat and sugar in Girl Scout cookies that have him riled up. "After talking to some well-informed constituents, I did a small amount of Web-based research, and what I found is disturbing,...
  • Will armed citizens finally secure the Arizona border?

    02/21/2012 9:15:11 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/21/2012 | Doug Book
    Itís no secret that Barack Hussein Obama and the rest of the American left have been importing illegal aliens in ever increasing numbers for the purpose of supplementing the ďdead voterĒ turnout every November. And as we all know, if illegals committed voter fraud at a 70% clip in favor of Republicans rather than Democrats, the border would be sealed tighter than a drum and states like California would be wondering what to do with their budget surplus. Last year, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a measure which authorizes the creation of a state guard, that is, a militia which...
  • Napolitano's border policies take beating at budget hearings ( In which JN does the AZ 2-step)

    02/21/2012 7:58:14 AM PST · by yoe · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Tucson Sentinel ^ | Feburary 16, 2012 | Dustin Volz
    Lawmakers pressed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about border security and deportation policies in two House hearings that lasted much of the day Wednesday. Napolitanoís appearance before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday morning and the House Homeland Security Committee in the afternoon was supposed to be about her departmentís proposed $39.5 billion budget for fiscal 2013, a half-percent reduction from its current budget. [snip] Republicans accused Napolitano of using ďprosecutorial discretionĒ in deciding which detained immigrants to deport, in effect supporting amnesty and DREAM Act policies that Congress has refused to pass. [snip] It also included attempts by several...
  • Feds Purposely Keeping U.S. Borders Wide Open, Experts Say (No duh)

    02/20/2012 10:18:14 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 20 replies
    New American ^ | 2-20-12 | Alex Newman
    Under the guise of environmentalism, various federal agencies and departments are blocking Border Patrol agentsí access to critical areas while contributing to widespread lawlessness along the U.S. border, according to experts. Criminals, meanwhile, are taking full advantage of the rapidly deteriorating situation. Despite claims by the Obama administration that the American border is ďsaferĒ or ďmore secureĒ than ever, sources with knowledge of the reality on the ground say that is simply not true. In fact, as Mexico spirals deeper into chaos, conditions along the border are only getting worse ó rapidly. ďFar from contained and secure, the Arizona Border...