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  • Salon: Jeb is cooked: Why megadonors’ millions (probably) aren’t going to save Bush’s disastrous cam

    10/05/2015 7:47:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2015 | Simon Maloy
    Team Bush argues they're built to go the distance in the primary, but that won't matter if Jeb has nothing to offer.The Jeb Bush “Don’t Panic, Everything Is Fine” campaign is up and running. With his poll numbers in decline, Jeb is rolling out endorsements and assuring reporters that he’s meeting fundraising targets and will have plenty of money to take the Jeb 2016 machine all the way through the primary season. The arc of Jeb’s campaign is following a very Bush-like trajectory – he started the nominating contest with a “shock and awe” strategy of winning the primary early...
  • A searching and fearless moral inventory

    10/05/2015 10:52:05 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 5, 2015 | By Kevin Cullen
    Exposing the foibles of the Kennedy family has been a cottage industry since old Joe Kennedy made a bundle during Prohibition and caught a glimpse of Gloria Swanson. The Kennedy story, equal parts triumph and tragedy, has been hawked by serious historians and shameless hucksters alike, gobbled up by an insatiable public that never seems to tire of tales where wealth, power, and misfortune collide to produce a quintessentially American saga. It was amazing to me how much the Kennedys tried to control their narrative. They couldn’t do anything to stop the books, movies, and supermarket tabloids. They could, however,...
  • Stunning Numbers on Legal Immigration

    10/05/2015 7:07:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is not gonna be a shock to some of you, but the very fact that it appears in the Associated Press... It's a paean to Ted Kennedy and his foresight in the 1965 Immigration Act. "It was considered a symbolic move -- President Lyndon Johnson going to the Statue of Liberty and signing an immigration bill that gave people from every country in the world an equal chance to come to America. "The president himself described the legislation as less than revolutionary. 'It does not affect the lives of millions. It will not reshape the structure of our...
  • Imagine If the Bush Administration Bombed a Hospital in Afghanistan

    10/05/2015 6:27:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: As I mentioned earlier and as you may have heard, 19 people were injured, three killed, three children, when a hospital in Afghanistan was bombed, and it apparently was one of ours. I mean, we did it. And I mentioned that if this had happened when George W. Bush was president, that's all you'd be hearing about right now. You'd be hearing what a horrible, reprehensible country we have and military we have, and how the mission is unjust and the mission is unnecessary. This is a classic example. "This is not who we are," Obama would say and...
  • US: Afghan forces called in strike on Kunduz that hit medical facility

    10/05/2015 3:19:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Hot ^ | October 5, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Critics have begun using the words “war crime” to describe a US airstrike in Kunduz that hit a Doctors Without Borders facility, killing 22 people, including children. The US pushed back against the allegations, claiming that they were responding to a call for close air support from Afghan forces and did not know of any civilian medical facilities in the area: Afghan forces called for U.S. air support while fighting the Taliban in Kunduz shortly before a hospital was struck, killing 22 people, the U.S. commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday. …“We have now learned that on...
  • Boehner pushes back Majority Leader, Whip elections to November

    10/05/2015 3:03:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hot ^ | October 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    The calendar for new House leadership elections has been pushed back, meaning that the scrambling for position, internal sniping and various bits of dirty laundry being aired is going to stretch on for nearly two more months. Originally we expected to see nominations for the new Speaker and the election of the new Majority Leader and GOP Whip taking place this Thursday, but this afternoon John Boehner threw a wrench in those plans and pushed things back to after he’s left the building. (Washington Post) Outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner said Monday that lawmakers will elect his replacement on...
  • Hillary: When I’m president, we’re closing the “gun-show loophole” whether Congress wants to or not

    10/05/2015 2:30:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Hot ^ | October 5, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    If this sounds familiar, it’s because Obama took the same attitude towards executive amnesty. Either Congress could give him what he wanted by legalizing illegals or he’d give himself what he wanted by legalizing illegals unilaterally. The president no longer loses in our system of (giggle) separation of powers, at least if he has a complacent caucus from his own party in Congress that’s willing to defend him on every power grab at their branch’s expense. Hillary’s building on that precedent now, in the middle of a surprisingly tough primary campaign, to stroke one of the few political erogenous zones...
  • Sowell: Charlatans and Sheep

    10/05/2015 2:20:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 6, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme "What's Holding Women Back in the Workplace?" Whenever some group is not equally represented in some institution or activity, the automatic response in some quarters is to assume that someone has prevented equality of outcomes. This preconception of equal outcomes requires not one speck of evidence, and defies mountains of evidence to the contrary. Even in activities where individual performances are what determine outcomes, and those performances are easily measured objectively, there is seldom anything...
  • Steve Jobs, The Martian -- and Me

    10/05/2015 2:20:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There's a new movie on Steve Jobs. It's an Aaron Sorkin movie, stars Michael Fassbender, and it's the same people basically that did the movie The Social Network. And apparently this movie, depending on who you listen to, just savages Steve Jobs, just makes him out to be the biggest reprobate that may have ever lived, just a horrible human being, inhumane, mean, heartless, no compassion, just the most rotten, vile guy you can imagine. So now executives at Apple and friends and family of Jobs are begging, they're imploring Hollywood not to do this. They're trying to get...
  • Sowell: Charlatans and Sheep: Part II

    10/05/2015 2:18:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 6, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the secrets of successful magicians on stage is directing the audience's attention to something that is attractive or distracting, but irrelevant to what is actually being done. That is also the secret of successful political charlatans. Consider the message directed at business owners by Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Barack Obama — "You didn't build that!" Assuming for the sake of argument that a man who owns a business simply inherited it from his father, what follows? That politicians can use the inherited resources better than the heir? Such a sweeping assumption has neither logic nor evidence behind...
  • Charlatans and Sheep: Part III

    10/05/2015 2:18:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 6, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The prevailing social dogma of our time — that economic and other disparities among groups are strange, if not sinister — has set off bitter disputes between those who blame genetic differences and those who blame discrimination. Both sides ignore the possibility that groups themselves may differ in their orientations, their priorities and in what they are prepared to sacrifice for the sake of other things. Back in the early 19th century, an official of the Russian Empire reported that even the poorest Jews saw to it that their daughters could read, and their homes had at least ten books....
  • Stop and Think About This Headline

    10/05/2015 12:54:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Try this headline in The Politico: "Illegal Immigrants Could Elect Hillary." Now, stop and think about that: "Illegal Immigrants Could Elect Hillary -- How non-citizens decrease Republican chances of winning the White House next year." That's published with absolutely no concern for the fact that we are talking about noncitizens, people here illegally voting. In fact, it's written as though it's just a standard, ordinary, everyday facet of our elections and campaigns, that on Election Day, illegal immigrants are going to vote. "Noncitizens." It's the word in the subhead. "Illegal immigrants -- along with other noncitizens without the right...
  • Why We Question Your Motives on Guns, Mr. President

    10/05/2015 12:32:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: But I want to, ladies and gentlemen, for the moment focus on the incident in Oregon involving guns. The president went out and spoke late Friday afternoon at the White House, had a press conference. During the Q&A, Jonathan Karl of ABC News said, "Back in July, Mr. President, you said that the gun issue has been the most frustrating of your presidency. We certainly heard that frustration from you last night. So in the last 15 months of your presidency, do you intend to do anything differently to get Congress to act or to do something about this...
  • Drive-By Narrative: Trump to Drop Out When He Falls in the Polls

    10/05/2015 12:14:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Drive-By Media's got it in its head that it's over, Trump's finished, and he's gonna drop out at some point. Even though he's still leading in every poll, they've assumed a position here that there is an inevitability to Trump dropping out. It's just gonna happen. They thought it would happen by now. They've tried to make it happen by now and before today, but it hasn't. So they're just assuming that it hasn't happened, and that has become the narrative surrounding the Trump campaign. In fact, they're even getting Trump to talk about it. You know, Trump...
  • Bernie Sanders and Robert Reich Are Confused by Economics. And Government. And Reality

    10/05/2015 9:36:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Seton Motley
    Socialism is a failed ideology. It was the avant-garde approach to how to do government in the Twentieth Century. The Soviet Union was the flagship petri dish that conquered, infiltrated or ingratiated themselves with many other nations to establish them as additional petri dishes (Hello, Cuba). We certainly now have a large enough, long enough sample set - and the results are in. The system is contaminated - Socialism does not work. Socialists feebly cry “But they weren’t Socialist - they were Communist,” which is a distinction with very little difference. Communism is Socialism - with a boot in the neck....
  • Enough Irony: Protect America’s Seniors, Not Illegal Aliens

    10/05/2015 9:11:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Dan Weber
    Sometimes life is almost too ironic for words. Average Americans look at the way the world is drifting, and just shake their heads. Among those who know better and ought to be heard more often are America’s seniors – particularly those who still believe, as most do, in fiscal responsibility, national security, a comprehensible foreign policy, and a sense of moral compass. As the leader of an organization that proudly represents 1.3 million seniors who fall generally into that group, many veterans and most engaged in their communities, the latest irony is almost too much for a head shake. Here...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Defense: We Harvested Brain of a Different Baby

    10/05/2015 8:46:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Fletcher Armstrong
    Planned Parenthood and its allies have offered a bizarre defense against Carly Fiorina’s recent comments in which she describes “a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, ‘We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.’” They say that the living baby seen in the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) video (at the 6-min mark), aborted at 18 weeks and left to die in a stainless steel bowl, is not the baby whose brain was harvested in a PP clinic. No, they cut open the face of a different baby to...
  • Syllogisms for the 21st Century

    10/05/2015 8:35:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | George Mano
    With some in the media pouring out their hearts for outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner and attacking his critics as “far-right” and “extremists,” it reminded me of something written by newspaper man HL Mencken many years back called “Syllogisms a la mode.” It ran like this: If you are against labor racketeers, then you are against the working man. If you are against demagogues, then you are against democracy. If you are against Christianity, then you are against God. If you are against trying a can of Old Dr. Quack's Cancer Salve, then you are in favor of...
  • Why Conservatives Elected to Congress Turn Into Moderates

    10/05/2015 8:24:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    A member of Congress estimated to me that out of 84-86 new GOP members who swept the House in the GOP takeover of 2010, there are only about only four to five left who remain conservative. It is a well-known fact that candidates running for Congress as conservatives frequently become moderates; compromising on many issues they vowed to stand principled on. There are several discernible explanations why: ItÂ’s easy to get support when youÂ’re promising Santa Claus goodies, you get more favorable coverage from the left-leaning media (and hence better reelection chances), you get invited to all the cool cocktail...
  • California Conservatives: Doing Something About Illegal Immigration

    10/05/2015 8:04:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    “What’s an angry conservative to do?” Kurt Schlicter lamented in his latest piece. I hardly blame the guy. We need fighters, not flighters, men and women of principle who will stand up to Big Everything, and not back down. The Old Guard of the GOP seems content to barely get by, and give in every time funding for an officious institution comes up for reauthorization. US Senator Ted Cruz blasted the leadership in both chambers, outlining how they give up the fight before the conflict begins. So, what’s an angry conservative to do? Stop waiting for someone else, for...
  • The Hungary Games Part I

    10/05/2015 7:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rich Galen
    I don't know who these people are that show up to help when catastrophes happen. You see them helping fill sandbags in the face of an oncoming flood. We saw them manning the water bottles and sandwich supplies to help with the flood of migrants. One young man, Marc, came from Germany. He is 21 years old. He dropped out of college some time ago and has been on a personal walkabout trying to decide what to do with his life. He found a Twitter handle, #Zakany, that got his interest and decided to come to this small summer resort...
  • Free Your Eyes From The Shackles Of The Shutter

    10/05/2015 7:44:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    Massachusetts native Paul Theroux has roamed the world for decades, visiting countless countries and drawing on his experiences in dozens of published novels, short stories, and volumes of travel writing. He has been everywhere, or as close to everywhere as one man can manage in a peripatetic career. What Theroux doesn't know about how to travel probably isn't worth knowing. Here's one lesson he has gleaned from a lifetime of roving: The best traveling is done without a camera. Theroux never takes photographs, he told the Wall Street Journal in a weekend interview, "because people who take pictures lose their capacity...
  • Complicit Silence Abounds about Biafraland

    10/05/2015 7:23:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    Pope Francis’s speech to the UN called for a coordinated international response to the plight of Christians in the Middle East and Africa: “Christians, together with other cultural or ethnic groups,… have been forced to witness the destruction of their places of worship, their cultural and religious heritage, their houses and property, and have faced the alternative either of fleeing or of paying for their adhesion to good and to peace by their own lives, or by enslavement. “There are individual persons, our brothers and sisters, men and women, young and old, boys and girls who weep, suffer and die....
  • The U.S. Postal Service Continues To Burn Money

    10/05/2015 7:10:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Most people are going to tell you that they can’t stand seeing good money go to waste. When it comes to the U.S. government, however, wasteful spending continues to be the name of the game. A repeat culprit of government waste—the United States Postal Service (USPS), which recorded a revenue loss of $5.5 billion dollars in 2014 alone—is considering a $6.3 billion purchase of mail delivery vehicles using an unnecessarily expensive, out-of-date approach it employed nearly 30 years ago. Of course, maintaining one of the world’s largest civilian vehicle fleets comes with its costs, but it appears the service has...

    10/05/2015 5:58:56 AM PDT · by shortstop · 25 replies ^ | 10/05/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Boehner was the lesser of two evils. But not by much. You had Obama on the one side and Mr. Spray Tan on the other, and the hatred of one did not mean the love of the other. And for five years he failed. Handed the speakership by a pissed-off public, he did nothing with it. He didn't figure out how to handle Obama, he didn't figure out how to handle Reid, he was clueless with Pilosi and rudderless with the Republicans. He could neither command nor cooperate. Nor could he speak. As half the population was left without a...
  • It's All About The Taxes, Stupid

    10/05/2015 5:57:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Remember James Carville's famous words, "It's all about the economy, stupid." Well Ronald Reagan proved that saving the economy from assorted America-haters, socialists, Marxists and ignorant fools (like Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama) deserves a new jingle.ItÂ’s all about the taxes, stupid. Or are you forgetting that Reagan completely reversed the worst economy since the Great Depression in only two years and created the greatest economic expansion in world history with just one simple magic bullet- he cut taxes from 70% to 28%. It's that simple. Liberals and the mainstream media (I know, I repeat myself) have spent the past...
  • Sports and State: Time to Separate

    10/05/2015 5:52:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    All in favor of more separation between sports and state, raise your beer koozies and stop millions of dollars from being wasted on bad coaches and old stadiums. I love sports and so do you. But itÂ’s not right that you and I donÂ’t have a strong say in how our politicians play ball with our money when it comes to renovating Stone Age stadiums or retiring awful athletic directors. IÂ’m calling foul on plays like a Texas judgeÂ’s plot to renovate the Astrodome despite strong voter opposition. And IÂ’m hitting the buzzer on schemes like asking taxpayers to subsidize...
  • Filibusted

    10/05/2015 5:31:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Kill the filibuster. Kill it now. Traditions are nice and institutional prerogatives can be important, but right now on Capitol Hill, the tails are wagging the dog. The filibuster is already dead – Harry Reid killed it when he chose to disregard it to pack the District of Columbia Circuit – and pretending it isn’t is not only ridiculous but it is ripping the GOP apart. It’s like a legislative Weekend at Bernie’s starring pouty Mitch McConnell and fussy little Lamar Alexander. The filibuster, a mere Senate tradition and not a constitutional mandate, is not just an obstacle to enacting...
  • What if shooter had targeted Muslims, not Christians? Obama would have mentioned THAT?

    10/05/2015 4:49:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 21 replies
    BPR ^ | 10/3/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee observed that President Barack Obama “conveniently just ignores it” when victims of a violent act, such as Thursday’s mass shooting at an Oregon community college, are Christian. Multiple witnesses said that the Umpqua Community College shooter targeted Christians, shooting them in the head while shooting non-Christians in the leg. In an interview with Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg Friday, Malzberg asked Huckabee, “What if the shooter had said, ‘Are you a Muslim?’ And shot those in the head who were Muslim. Do you think the president would have mentioned that?” There was no hesitation from Huckabee “Of...
  • Krauthammer: In Syria, Putin eats Obama’s lunch

    10/04/2015 2:14:53 PM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies ^ | 10/04/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>If it had the wit, the Obama administration would be not angered, but appropriately humiliated. President Obama has, once again, been totally outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin. Two days earlier at the United Nations, Obama had welcomed the return, in force, of the Russian military to the Middle East — for the first time in decades — in order to help fight the Islamic State.</p>
  • Clarice Feldman: No Coherent Identityitis

    10/04/2015 11:37:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 4, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    There’s an illness sweeping the country and even the White House has succumbed to it: No coherent identityitis. In the way that the media highlights and frames mass shootings as a sort of ghoulish entertainment and ignores far more serious events, you might have missed the connection between the shootings in Oregon and Obama’s conduct this week. There’s a great deal of commonality between those murders and the disaster in the Middle East that Obama touched off with his ridiculous Arab Spring and Iran deal, a disaster that certainly has resulted in many more deaths and holds out the terrible...
  • About Those Evil Guns

    10/04/2015 10:14:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    The lying President of the United States said this, “We know that the states with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths. So the notion that gun laws don’t work, or just will make it harder for law-abiding citizens and criminals will still get their guns is not born out by the evidence.” Right… Only in the mind of Barack Obama. Would the President like to attempt some fifth grade level research? Here’s 15 states with the strictest gun laws (in order): California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Rhode Island, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan,...
  • The (too many) hats of Huma Abedin: A tale of Clintonworld

    10/04/2015 10:08:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 10-3-15 | Post Editorial Board
    That Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin had her fingers in multiple financial pots — even while still high up in the State Department — is no secret. But the full extent of Abedin’s blurring of roles is coming to light. This summer, The Washington Post revealed that, at one point, Abedin — unusually granted “special government employee” status — was getting paid four different ways: from the taxpayers for her State work, from the Clinton Foundation, as political adviser to Hillary and by the Clinton-allied firm Teneo Holdings. The Washington Times reported last week how Huma’s hats came together in...
  • “If Hillary was Walking Down a Hall, You Were Supposed to Hide Behind Drapes"

    10/03/2015 5:51:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Frontpage ^ | October 3, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    If she gets elected, America is gonna need a lot of drapes . No wonder the Secret Service is so screwed up. They had to spend so much time waiting on insane aristocrats. The Beefeaters probably have it a lot easier dealing with an actual queen than our bunch does dealing with Hillary Clinton. Former agent Jeff Crane says, “Hillary would cuss at Secret Service drivers for going over bumps.” I suspect there were a lot of those bumps when Hillary was in the car. Within the White House, Hillary had a “standing rule that no one spoke to her...
  • Neighborliness and Its Enemies

    10/04/2015 9:56:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    In the classic Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville expressed astonishment at Americans’ proclivity to form associations to get things done. Causes from parks to roads to clean-up to libraries . . . Americans were organized. Indeed, they organized themselves. Whereas in Europe the common folk would wait for a magistrate to start the job, in youthful democratic America, the people did the work. Usually outside of government. Regrettably, the glory of America’s early days may be past, but the spirit lingers. One of my favorite examples of lingering can-do neighborliness is the “Little Free Library” movement. Haven’t heard of...
  • Why Boehner Mattered

    10/04/2015 9:50:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    A lot of people and/or groups were taking credit for John Boehner stepping down as Speaker of the House. Listening to his press conference I believe him that he was planning to do it, but the timing was moved up a few weeks by his inspiration during the Pope’s visit. The joy that some people displayed expressed a particular naiveté in regard to what they expected to happen during Boehner’s term running the House. One of the mantras around today is that Republican voters were told “If we just win the House we will be able to change things”; then...
  • The Demonization of Christianity

    10/04/2015 9:42:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Michael Brown
    When a white supremacist murdered black parishioners in Charleston, SC, there was national outrage leading to the banning of the Confederate Flag and a fresh discussion of race relations in America. But when Christians are targeted and murdered on a campus in Oregon, much of the nation yawns. According to eyewitness reports, the Oregon shooter asked students what their religion was, and if they said “Christian” he shot them in the head. Yet the secular media, for the most part, is focusing more on gun laws than on the shooter’s alleged anti-Christian motivation. Why? Can you imagine what would have...
  • Will Property Crime Uptick Become Crime Wave?

    10/04/2015 9:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Crime drops to new lows," read Tuesday's San Francisco Chronicle headline for a story about historic lows in crime statistics, nationally as well as in the Bay Area. I hope you enjoyed that headline, because it could be the last time you will read it for at least a decade. Though violent crime rates dropped in California in 2014, some property crime is rising. Some fear that changes in California law that have led to increases in property crime eventually could result in a rise in more serious offenses. The good news of lower crime rates is especially amazing for...
  • Dear 'Gun Free Zone' Campus Wizards: Nine Kids Died Because Of Your Stupid Policy

    10/04/2015 5:04:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Doug Giles
    <p>Last Friday night I was at my favorite cigar bar watching the news of the Umpqua Community College massacre. Like you, my buddies and I were pissed off, sad and sick to our stomachs. Three things, in particular, were ticking us off regarding this senseless slaughter.</p> <p>They were ...</p>
  • We Will Have Prepared a Holocaust for the Immigrants

    10/03/2015 7:05:25 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 34 replies
    Rzeczpospolita ^ | 10/02/2015 | Piotr Nowak
    Article (in Polish) about the immigration of Muslims into Europe. Polish philosophy professor tells Muslims not to come, because, in the end, the Europeans will kill them all: "If you do not want Muslims in Europe if the horror refer to their presence on the Old Continent, I do so with concern about their fate; not for fear of them, but for them. Indeed history repeats itself, and it is by no means a farce. In short, they're going to die here, will be eliminated, trodden, dents in the European land, because the conditions of possibility of the Holocaust -...
  • Pew poll: Trump leads GOP field by nine as Jeb Bush crashes into sixth place with … four percent

    10/02/2015 11:56:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    Four percent, guys. To put that in perspective, Scott Walker was still pulling five percent in one poll released less than a week before he dropped out of the race.Every now and then, just for a fleeting moment or two, I put away my fatalism and consider that maybe the Republican establishment can’t nominate anyone it wants. And then the moment passes and I return to reality.As for Trump, there’s been a raging debate for the past three months between people who think his surge is due to a cocktail of populism, “white identity politics,” and sheer alpha-male bravado...
  • Democratic Economists vs. Elizabeth Warren

    10/03/2015 2:22:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 2, 2015 | By James Freeman
    At least some Democrats are resisting Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s purge of the liberal intelligentsia. This week Ms. Warren succeeded in forcing the resignation of respected scholar Robert Litan from the Brookings Institution after he revealed that a new Labor Department regulation could cost investors billions. Now five Democratic economists have authored a letter to protest Warren’s bullying. Robert Lawrence of Harvard’s Kennedy School and Bowman Cutter of the Roosevelt Institute are among those writing “to express our concern over our colleague Bob Litan’s treatment at the hands of the Brookings Institution and Senator Elizabeth Warren.” Also signing the letter are...
  • Why does Barack Obama only care about white gun crime?

    10/03/2015 2:10:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 2, 2015 | Crystal Wright
    There are plenty of gun control laws in America, but the President isn't enforcing them. Maybe that's because the illegal guns are used by blacks to kill blacks. After the mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, President Barack Obama once again took the opportunity to lecture us Americans with righteous indignation about guns in America. “Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation in the aftermath of it. We’ve become numb to this.” Chris Harper Mercer, a 26-year old white man, killed 10 people and...
  • The American Economy is a RINO: Republican In Name Only

    10/03/2015 1:35:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Jeff Crouere
    For the past few years, the Obama lovers in the media have been boasting about the supposedly great economy Americans are enjoying. According to this fictitious narrative, Obama’s strong leadership saved the economy and led to our “recovery,” but, in reality, we face today a RINO or “Recovery in Name Only” economy. The real economy was exposed in the September labor report. The country created only 142,000 new jobs, much less than expectations. This year, we are adding fewer than 200,000 new jobs each month, well below last year’s average of 260,000 new jobs per month. The so-called experts blame...
  • Why the Civil War Remains Relevant Today

    10/03/2015 1:28:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 213 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Ed Bonekemper
    Although the American Revolution resulted in independence for the United States and World War II made it an international power, the American Civil War was arguably the most important war in American history. It truly was an American watershed. In order to appreciate that war’s significance, it must be understood what the Civil War was about. Contrary to all-too-popular opinion, the Civil War was not about states’ rights. Instead it was all about slavery and white supremacy. As shown in my just-released book, The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North...
  • The un-Christian immorality of socialist Pope Francis

    10/03/2015 1:11:49 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 3, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    There was a time when even if you were not Catholic, and even if you strenuously disagreed with Roman Catholic doctrine and practice, you could still expect the pontiffs to be on the right side of world events. Yet, we've come a long way from John Paul II joining with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to oppose the Soviet Union and worldwide Communism. Those who believed that Communism "fell" with the Berlin Wall were premature, and didn't realize that it was merely going underground, taking on new forms and putting forward new faces to the public at large. One of...
  • Campaign Finance Caper? Hillary Clinton and the Ghost of Scandals Past

    10/03/2015 1:11:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, amid fulsome rhetoric concerning Pope Francis, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Islam and assorted sundry items, the mainstream media generally disregarded the quiet return of a serious potential scandal, one that will be strong enough to shake the foundations of the Hillary Clinton campaign, and, in fact, may topple the Democratic front-runner, and her presidential aspirations for good. This overlooked scandal is not one of the newer variety concerning Benghazi, nor does it concern the e-mail tangle and the shifting rationales, sophistries, and alibis trotted out by Clinton campaign flunkies, desperately trying to explain the problem away, much like...
  • 'Simple Messages' Often The Most Important

    10/03/2015 12:49:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Kathryn Lopez
    Pope Francis came and went, and our headlines remained the same. Congress missed an opportunity to make progress in our intractable abortion debate. Oregon families mourned loved ones killed in another shooting. We yell about laws to address all these things, but there's something more that is needed. Something more foundational. Bryan Carter runs the Gesu School, a Jesuit school in Philadelphia. He is one of many Catholics I met in Philadelphia last week who wanted to tell their Catholic stories as the world descended on the City of Brotherly Love. Some of Carter's students tangoed for the pope during...
  • Obama admin reverting to its pathetic Twitter strategy to counter Russia

    10/03/2015 6:33:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/3/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Many have observed that President Obama and his administration act as if words are the same as deeds. This is a habit of academics, for whom the power of words is supreme, while actual deeds in the real world, including deeds with force behind them, are a lower form of activity. The emergence of Twitter as a mass medium has vulgarized the academic pretension, by replacing the well-crafted essay with a 140-character slogan level exposition. This Tweet from UN Ambassador Samantha Power, herself an academic who rose to prominence through a best-selling book, epitomizes the pathetic detachment from the real...
  • Will Roseburg Prompt a ‘National Conversation’ on Anti-Christian Bigotry?

    10/03/2015 6:26:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/3/15 | David French
    The reports are multiplying — the gunman who killed ten people in Roseburg, Ore., yesterday did, in fact, target Christians during his shooting spree. The brother of victim Autumn Vicari told NBC News that the shooter told his victims to stand and asked them whether they were Christians. If they said “yes,” he shot them in the head. “If they said ‘other’ or didn’t answer, they were shot elsewhere in the body, usually the leg.” A similar report came from student Kortney Moore, who was on the scene. With Christians explicitly targeted for mass murder, are we now going to launch a...