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  • Merry Christmas from Texas to the World

    12/25/2014 12:24:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 25, 2014 | Ben Voth
    Texas has blessed the world with an incredible Christmas gift: plummeting oil prices. Both the production and the technology of fracking were substantially innovated and pioneered in the Lone Star state. The ramifications here at home and abroad are profound and incredible example of how innovation, property rights,and economic freedom trump the ugly agendas of statism. The gift of Texas oil is a gift that keeps on giving and stands in contrast to the lumps of coal dished out by the Federal government:...Gift 1:A true economic stimulus. The drop in oil prices from over $100 a barrel to less than...
  • Salon: “No proof that Jesus even existed”; Muhammad’s “established beyond the shadow of a doubt”

    12/24/2014 8:12:24 PM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 76 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 24, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    In October, Jeffrey Tayler wrote in Salon that the Qur’an “backs up jihad, suicide attacks (“martyrdom”), beheadings, even taking captive women as sex slaves.” This was singular for Salon, which usually whitewashes the truth about Islam and jihad and excoriates those who expose it as “racists” and “bigots,” but now it is clear why Tayler was able to get away with it: he is supremely hostile to Christianity. Here, he gives a characteristic Salon Christmas greeting: Jesus likely never existed, but Muhammad’s existence is well established. “Let’s make Bill O’Reilly’s head explode: We desperately need a war on Christmas lies,”...
  • Holiday Humor about the Silliness (and Menace) of Gun Control

    12/24/2014 4:45:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    When I want to make serious points about why gun control is misguided, I’ll often cite the scholarly work of John Lott or the expert analysis of Larry Correia.There are also two pro-2nd Amendment columns (here and here) from self-confessed leftists that also make very persuasive reading.And let’s not forget the Constitution protects our right to keep and bear arms (at least for those who still think that document means anything).But I confess that I mostly like using satire and mockery when criticizing gun control. And I’m pleased to report that a friend sent me some very good new material.So,...
  • When judges and presidents go rogue

    12/24/2014 4:27:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/14 | Doug Badger
    Elionardo Juarez-Escobar, a 42-year-old Honduran landscaper, was driving through a Pittsburgh suburb one evening last April when he saw a police sobriety check ahead. Drunk and without a license, he tried to avoid it. New Sewickley Township police managed to pull him over anyway. When they did, they found empty beer cans in the back seat, a minor named Henry Gomez on the passenger side and an inebriated driver. Escobar failed a field sobriety test, blowing 0.18, more than twice Pennsylvania's legal limit. He was arrested and charged with two counts of driving under the influence, corruption of minors, furnishing...
  • Government Offers Bounty on Terrorist We Already Paid For

    12/24/2014 12:44:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | John Ransom
    The U.S. is now looking for a GITMO detainee released by the Bush administration who supposedly went through sensitivity training under the auspices of the Saudi’s Terror-to-Teachers program. The Saudi national is now head of Al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula. “Now we learn that the U.S. government is secretly admitting that it erred in at least one case the release of a Saudi national named Ibrahim al-Rubaysh,” reports our friends over at Judicial Watch, who first reported the government snafu. “In late 2006 the Bush administration repatriated him back home under a Saudi Arabian ‘rehabilitation’ program that supposedly reformed...
  • Is Obamacare Causing Health Care Rationing?

    12/24/2014 12:37:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    The argument for Obamacare really boils down to one idea: people without health insurance won’t get medical care. Or if they do get it, the care will be too little and too late. Insure everybody, we were told, and everyone will have access to high quality, timely care. But is that really happening? It may not be. Unless they were previously uninsured, people who are getting health insurance in the (Obamacare) exchanges are likely facing greater financial barriers to care than they were before the health reform was enacted. According to a study by Avalere, the average out-of-pocket maximum for...
  • The Worst of 2014: 'Victory for the Haters'

    12/24/2014 12:03:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Tim Graham.Historians will record that 2014 was a terrible year for liberal Democrats, not just at the polls but also in the news. The networks spent most of the fall campaign pretending there wasn't a fall campaign, and for good reason. Obama's Hope and Change aura had completely sunk into the muck as Obama's honesty and competence both took a hit in the hard news of ISIS and Ebola. But if Team Obama was going down, the journalistic elite were going down with him. They are cemented with their so-called savior, as can...
  • The ACA's poison pill? (Pelosi knows)

    12/24/2014 11:44:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Rochester City Newspaper ^ | 12/24/14 | Mark Hare
    **SNIP** Health law expert Timothy Jost says that the ACA is actually two separate bills, the result of then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's strategy to get the Senate version through the House without opening it to amendments. That second companion bill, Jost says, specifically provided for exchanges run by the federal government in states that do not have their own. Just as important, he says, the Congressional Budget Office analyses presume subsidies to customers in all 50 states — proof that Congress always intended to provide assistance to income-eligible consumers whether or not their states opened exchanges. It's possible that...
  • Rethinking How We Pay for Transportation

    12/24/2014 6:49:54 AM PST · by iowamark · 32 replies
    Heartland Institute ^ | December 23, 2014 | Kenneth Orski
    Has the time come to reconsider the way we pay for transportation? Should the Highway Trust Fund and its fuel tax revenue continue as the main source of funds for the federal transportation program? If not, what are the alternatives? And more broadly, is the age of heavy reliance on federal funding drawing to a close? These questions are no longer outside the realm of a serious policy debate. They have been raised by a number of respected think tanks, such as the Brookings Institution, The Heritage Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Building America's Future...
  • A Lesson in Optimism from Israel

    12/24/2014 6:44:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Like many other Americans, I have always had a desire to travel to Israel and visit firsthand the many historical sites of spiritual significance. I was recently afforded the opportunity to fulfill that desire and was not disappointed. In addition to being greatly inspired, I spoke with numerous Israeli citizens from a variety of backgrounds. One overwhelming theme in those conversations was the feeling of abandonment by the United States government. Some of the more diplomatic individuals said they felt sidelined by a U.S. government that had more important issues to deal with. Of course, they had not forgotten the...
  • Up-Lyft-ing Xmas Tale

    12/24/2014 5:49:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2014 | John Stossel
    This Christmas Eve, if you see a fat man in a sleigh distributing presents, tell him he is in violation of several government regulations. The Federal Aviation Administration is upset about his secret flight path, and his gift bag violates charity tax rules. In real life, government barely lets people give each other rides in cars. But now the Internet has given birth to exciting businesses that challenge the rules. Lyft and Uber offer a phone app that allows people who need a ride to connect to a driver nearby who'd like to make a few extra bucks. It's an...
  • Is Santa a Republican or a Democrat?

    12/24/2014 5:42:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    **SNIP** Paul Begala, Democratic media consultant Santa is definitely a Democrat. Rather than cater to the wealthiest one percent he rewards people who work hard and play by the rules. And while he's not a participant in the first lady's anti-obesity campaign he's very concerned about climate change. After all, Rudolph can fly but he can't swim. **SNIP** Billy Moore, Democratic lobbyist My sister Kiki suggests he is a Democrat: "He cares about all the children, rich or poor. He cares about the elf's as workers and he believes there is good in the world to be celebrated not just...
  • EPA: Get Merry With a Smoke-Free Fire This Christmas

    12/24/2014 5:36:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..." But WAIT! Stop the music -- What is the moisture content of those logs? Before burning the logs, did you knock them together to see if they sounded hollow? You really should go dashing through the snow to your local hardware store in search of a "moisture meter," the perfect gift for that environmentally paranoid person on your Christmas list. Those people are so hard to please, aren't they? And be sure to check your local air quality forecast on airnow.gov before lighting a fire. Alas, the Environmental Protection Agency recognizes that,...
  • Black Conservative Son Educates Dad on Dems' Race Lies

    12/23/2014 6:58:59 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    For the past six years, I have been a passionate, active black member of the Tea Party. Unlike the vast majority of black Americans, I did not fall for the radical left's Trojan Horse in the form of a shiny new smooth-talkin' black man back in 2008. When presidential candidate Obama told Joe the Plumber that he planned to spread the wealth around, I knew he was nothing more than another socialist/progressive liberal who hated America as founded.
  • Cause and Effect

    12/24/2014 3:51:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    "It’s quite apparent, quite obvious that the targeting of these two police officers was a direct spinoff of this issue of these demonstrations.” No pundit made this charge, no talking head on radio or television. It didn't come from the head of the police union in New York. That's NYPD Commission Bill Bratton, talking on Monday's Today show. Bratton was hand-picked by Mayor Bill de Blasio a mayor who finds himself assailed from all sides for allowing a fever of anti-police hatred to catch and spread, one which reached a horrible conclusion over the weekend with the assassinations of Officers...
  • All Life Matters: Jahi McMath's Journey

    12/24/2014 3:41:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    "Jahi McMath is ALIVE." The very first column I filed in 2014 exposed the plight of a beautiful young girl, the same age as my daughter, whom medical experts declared "brain dead" after a routine tonsillectomy gone wrong. Are you ready for the rest of the story? Doctors told Jahi's mom, Nailah Winkfield, that her child's organs would "shut down" and her brain would "liquefy" if kept on life support. Hostile hospital administrators in Oakland moved to pull the plug on Jahi. Medical officials callously referred to Jahi as "dead, dead, dead" and dismissed the child as a "body." Smug...
  • Blame Game in New York Cop Killings Shows a Demonization Double Standard

    12/24/2014 2:46:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-24-2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Going by objective standards of reason and fairness, Al Sharpton is not to blame for the assassination of two New York City cops over the weekend. Nor are New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, President Obama or any of the protesters and activists they supported, encouraged and allied themselves with. Going by what we know, the only person to blame is the man police identified as the killer, Ismaaiyl Brinsley. This is the standard I've upheld in this space for years, when one madman after another has killed and maimed in the name of one...
  • The absurdity — and the bright side — of 2016

    12/23/2014 10:13:09 PM PST · by presidio9 · 11 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/24/2014 | Heather Wilhelm
    When former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced that he would “actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States,” America’s legion of political junkies didn’t exactly jump for joy. On the contrary, many of them — especially if they are conservative or libertarian-leaning activists — rolled their eyes, sighed with world-weary despair, or simply fell into a spell of gentle, quiet weeping. “If Jeb Bush is the nominee,” best-selling author Brad Thor announced, “I will never vote Republican again.” On Twitter, writer Ben Shapiro lampooned the “GOP geniuses” behind the Jeb push: “In 2012, the top issue...
  • Jeb Bush Vs. Ted Cruz

    12/23/2014 9:41:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 24, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced his intention to "actively explore" a run for president. That announcement spurred spasms of joy in some segments of the Republican Party who have been itching for an effective counter to the enthusiasm of the grassroots right. Those Republicans -- largely coastal donors who scorn social conservatives as rubes, and shun the supposed fiscal extremism of the tea party -- have been searching for a candidate who will buck the base on immigration, who doesn't mind hand-in-glove corporatism, and who, most of all, feels the same way they do about the grassroots....
  • The GOP's Minority Mentality

    12/23/2014 6:22:03 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 12 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 22 December 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I've been thinking about how this has happened. The fact that the Republican leadership is throwing in with the Democrat leadership on amnesty and Obamacare and take your pick of issues. And, you know, you and I, folks, have discussed and theorized for a long time, and it has become obvious -- and we've talked about this -- that the GOP agrees with Obama on amnesty because they, too, see a pool of potential new voters. And they also think that they've got a supporter for the Hispanic vote. You know the drill. But it turns out...
  • Genuine Mental Derangement on the Left -- and an Inspirational Story of Triumph from the Right

    12/23/2014 5:20:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: As you know, if you've been listening for any time, steady time recently, one of the things that I have remarked upon is a fairly recent, quote, unquote, discovery I've made about the left and one of their techniques. I really think -- and I really do mean this. I don't mean to be exaggerating this -- when talking about the base Democrat or the base leftist voter, the most politically active, the people that troll websites and leave comments, basically the people that harass others in the political system, they're not content to just live their lives. They're...
  • Sony Reverses, Will Release The Interview on Christmas Day (Who Cares?)

    12/23/2014 5:08:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, the Drive-By Media cannot contain itself. The Drive-By Media is blowing up because Sony has just announced they're gonna show the movie. It is going to play officially, not just in independent theaters, but Sony is going to release the movie, The Interview, on Christmas Day, despite the threats from the hackers that they would blow up the theaters, blow up Sony. This is a stark turnaround. I mean, this is a huge 180, Sony going from appearing to kowtow and back off and reacting to the threat, to now almost defiant. And it looks like the number...
  • Is There Any Lighthearted News?

    12/23/2014 5:02:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There is some lighthearted stuff out there today, too. There is that. For example, I'll just give you one little example. Brian, you'll love this. You're a big fan of Jameis Winston, right? You'd get his autograph, you'd take it, right? Quarterback at Florida State University. This is the guy a couple of months ago, six weeks ago at the student quad up at Florida State started shouting at the student union outside a bunch of obscenities and they had to come get him and take him away. He's the QB. He's had some charges, what, of sexual abuse?...
  • A Series of Lies Undermines Our Civilization

    12/23/2014 4:53:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I'm looking at the Stack of Stuff and there's some lighthearted stuff in here, but even the lighthearted stuff has an edge to it. And it's really incredible. I remember the first five years of this program, maybe the first ten, the month of December there was hardly any controversy, hardly any hard-hitting news. I mean, there might have been exceptions, but we just don't have any let-up. There is not a let-up in the intensity of the news. Here we are two days before Christmas, and we're still dealing with chaos, and we're dealing with crisis one after...
  • Once Upon A Time, Free Speech And Association Were Sacred To Liberals

    12/23/2014 12:55:59 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 22, 2014 | George Leef
    The old, classical idea of liberalism embraced freedom of speech. A commitment to liberty meant respecting the right of every person to speak, and it equally meant opposing the use of state power to censor or in any way “chill” freedom of speech. By the same token, all people were free to associate for the purpose of advancing their peaceful interests and government had no right to interfere either directly or indirectly, such as by compelling the release of membership information. The leading case in this regard is NAACP v. Alabama. Alabama’s segregationist officials, irked that the NAACP was working...
  • Castro Encourages Obama To Rule By Executive Orders — And To Throw One His Way

    12/23/2014 11:01:22 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 22 Dec 2014 | Monica Showalter
    It's a little known fact that President Reagan's 1981 firing of the air traffic controllers for an illegal strike was watched closely by ... the Kremlin. It concluded that President Reagan was a man of his word — and not to be messed with. Well, it seems the tyrants in Havana have been watching U.S. domestic dramas closely, too. In Cuban dictator Raul Castro's weekend speech on President Obama's move toward normalizing relations, he noted that President Obama issued a lot of executive orders, something that corresponds to how the Castro brothers rule, the better to get around a dissenting...
  • Salon: Have a rapey Christmas, you religious dinosaurs

    12/23/2014 8:52:34 AM PST · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12-22-2014 | ED MORRISSEY
    Ah, Christmas — the season for joy, tolerance, and goodwill amongst all. Usually in these days, media outlets queue up the glurge — the sappy stories, the tearjerker videos, and the essays about finding meaning in a season defined by religion and its observance. Everyone likes to tap into the happy memories and high ideals of the Christmas season.Well, almost everyone. For some reason, Salon chose this week to offer two dyspeptic and nonsensical takes on religion, the most outrageous of which argues that one has to support rape in order to be Christian. God raped the Virgin Mary, so...
  • The War Against Christians and Even Christmas

    12/23/2014 7:57:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    There are 250 million Christians in America today, but most seem to be oblivious of the fact that they and their religion are under steady attack from those who apparently hate Christianity, or at least want to expunge Christianity from any public place or mention. That hatred seems to extend to all sorts of evidences of Christianity in our society, such as Christmas, which is a federal holiday. The Butler Elementary School in Belmont, Massachusetts, for years has had a tradition of allowing kids to take a December field trip to see a performance of the Nutcracker ballet. The anti-Christian...
  • Obama's Giveaway Deal With Cuba May Hurt His Party in 2016

    12/23/2014 7:43:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama continues to embrace low-tier, go-it-alone executive actions to pad out the last two years of his mistake-filled, agenda-less presidency in a hopeless hunt for a legacy. His arrogant decision this week to re-establish diplomatic relations with Communist Cuba is the latest example of a president desperately searching for something to do without having to deal with Congress. You can comb through all of the polling data for the topmost concerns of the American people, and renewing U.S. relations with Cuba's evil Castro dictatorship is not among them. But with his job-approval polls in the basement, and...
  • The Big Lie of the Anti-Cop Left Turns Lethal

    12/22/2014 9:38:50 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    City-Journal ^ | 12-22-2014 | Heather Mac Donald
    Since last summer, a lie has overtaken significant parts of the country, resulting in growing mass hysteria. That lie holds that the police pose a mortal threat to black Americans—indeed that the police are the greatest threat facing black Americans today. Several subsidiary untruths buttress that central myth: that the criminal-justice system is biased against blacks; that the black underclass doesn’t exist; and that crime rates are comparable between blacks and whites—leaving disproportionate police action in minority neighborhoods unexplained without reference to racism. The poisonous effect of those lies has now manifested itself in the cold-blooded assassination of two NYPD...
  • Bureaucrat Scrooge’s Seek to Wrap Christmas Season in Red Tape

    12/23/2014 7:18:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Justin Sykes
    Hide your Santa’s, hide your reindeer, and take down your wreaths …because big government is regulating everything! That’s right, the government is now turning all its nanny state hate towards the holiday season – and in a move that would make even the Grinch blush, President Obama’s bureaucracy is proposing new regulations on the use of traditional Christmas lights and other holiday decorations. This month the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) un-wrapped new proposed federal regulations that if enacted, would categorize certain Christmas lights and other “seasonal decorative lighting products” as posing a “substantial product hazard” to the public at...
  • What the War on Cops Has Wrought

    12/23/2014 7:07:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    "NYPD, KKK, How many kids did you kill today?" That was one of the chants of anti-police protesters in New York City. Another was, "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!" Well, the marchers got their wish Saturday in Bedford-Stuyvesant when Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, firing into a patrol car, murdered NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. The two were executed by this criminal who had just shot his girlfriend outside Baltimore and used social media to say he was going to Brooklyn to take revenge for Michael Brown and Eric Garner. "There's blood on...
  • Cuba Libré! (The Author Is Dreaming)

    12/23/2014 6:50:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Is it possible to hold two seemingly contradictory thoughts about the president's decision to partially end the half-century embargo against Cuba? Can one agree with conservative critics, from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), to Rush Limbaugh about how the Castro brothers are, apparently, getting everything they want and how the U.S. gets nothing but promises from a repressive regime that lies -- and still back the president's decision? I will try. President Obama's foreign policy has been one of retreat and coddling of tyrants with no positive results for the U.S. But perhaps without realizing it, his decision to remove some...
  • Assassinations? Blame Obama and Holder

    12/23/2014 5:38:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | John Ransom
    There, I said it. At least in the headline, I said it. Not convinced?Fine, IÂ’ll say it again: I blame Eric Holder and Barack Obama for the assassinations of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.And I blame New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio. And Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and Elizabeth Warren and the whole rotten Democrat Party that uses and abuses race, ethnicity and gender to hide their own shortcomings. A free society has many shortcomings but it also has the remedies to fix them if weÂ’d be patient.But what can we expect when our president and the highest law...
  • The NYPD Cop-Killing: The Chickens Come Home to Roost- Leftist, Islamic bears bitter fruit.

    12/23/2014 5:10:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 23, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Leftist and Islamic supremacist demonization of the police bears bitter fruit. The NYPD Cop-Killing: The Chickens Come Home to RoostPosted By Robert Spencer On December 23, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments When Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley murdered NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu as they ate lunch in their patrol car last Saturday, the only people who could possibly have been surprised were those who have not realized how assiduously Leftist and Muslim activists have worked – long before the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner — to demonize the NYPD and law enforcement...
  • The Cross Was Preceded by the Cradle

    12/23/2014 5:00:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    God became a man to save us from our sins, which he did finally and completely on the Cross. We commemorate his death and resurrection on Easter, but his suffering on our behalf began much earlier than that. We would do well to remember that at Christmastime, when we celebrate our savior's birth. Seminary professor Bob Tuttle, in his 2006 book, "Shortening the Leap," puts that in perspective poignantly: "The Jesus of glory still bears the marks of the Incarnation, and not just in his hands, his side and his feet, but in his navel, because the suffering began in...
  • The Rape on Campus Epidemic

    12/23/2014 4:46:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Michael Barone
    The total discrediting of Rolling Stone's story on rape at the University of Virginia has shined a light on one of the least palatable features of American life: the so-called epidemic of rape on campus. Authorities from Barack Obama on down have cited the phony statistic that one in five college women is raped. Phony because it's based on a 2007 survey conducted in two Midwestern schools not of a random sample, but of a small number of self-selected respondents and includes unwanted touching and kissing as "sexual assault." A Department of Justice survey released this month presents a different...
  • I Am The Type Of American They Want To See Disappear (Must Read Article)

    12/23/2014 4:42:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | John Hawkins
    I believe in putting Americans first. Poor Americans should come before illegal immigrants, the lives of our troops are more important than the lives of the terrorists they’re fighting and I don't much care what the United Nations or "international law" has to say about anything. I wish everybody well and think we have a debt of honor to the countries that fought shoulder-to-shoulder with us in wars, but I’m not a “citizen of the world.” I’m an American first and the rest of the world is a very distant second. I don’t care for most of the politicians in...
  • The Rest of the 'Unbroken' Story

    12/23/2014 4:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    On Dec. 25, the unforgettable story about Louis Zamperini, an Olympian turned World War II prisoner of war hero, opens in theaters nationwide. As astoundingly resilient as Zamperini was, however, his real power was found in a fact underplayed in the movie; namely, he whose birth we celebrate Dec. 25 is the one responsible for restoring and transforming Zamperini's heart and life. First, let me say, few lives can compare with Zamperini's. He lived hard from a young age. He smoked cigarettes by the time he was 5, and his favorite pastime as a youth was stealing beer from bootleggers.Cops...
  • Obama's three latest examples of ignoring the will of the people

    12/23/2014 3:43:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Herman Cain
    His way or the highway.As President Obama continues his series of executive actions, each time is a slap in the face to the people who strongly disagrees with his actions. It's one thing to hold the minority opinion on an issue, but Obama has shown that he doesn't even care about the majority opinion. It's all about what he thinks. Period! Clearly, the president can set the tone on any issue and drive the national media narrative. But setting the tone on an issue with executive actions or memoranda does not produce closure on an issue. Closure requires actions by...
  • 2 of 3 Most Admired Figures on the Right are Black

    12/23/2014 2:13:36 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 73 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 12-22-2014 | Daniel Greenfield - Commentary
    December 22, 2014 2 of 3 Most Admired Figures on the Right are Black by Daniel Greenfield The statistic is interesting. Of the most admired figures on the right in John Hawkins’ survey, two out of three are black: 1) Scott Walker (63) 1) Clarence Thomas (63) 1) Thomas Sowell (63) Race I think here is mostly an accident. What the three men have in common is that they are respected without being controversial or especially partisan.Scott Walker has kept his national presence light and is mainly known for local reforms. Clarence Thomas has been a quiet force advancing conservative...
  • An Autopsy for the Keyenesians

    12/23/2014 12:24:46 AM PST · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/21/2014 | John Cochrane
    This year the tide changed in the economy. Growth seems finally to be returning. The tide also changed in economic ideas. The brief resurgence of traditional Keynesian ideas is washing away from the world of economic policy. No government is remotely likely to spend trillions of dollars or euros in the name of “stimulus,” financed by blowout borrowing. The euro is intact: Even the Greeks and Italians, after six years of advice that their problems can be solved with one more devaluation and inflation, are sticking with the euro and addressing—however slowly—structural “supply” problems instead. U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer...
  • NY Times Editors Call for Prosecution of 'Torturers,' Including Dick Cheney, George Tenet

    12/22/2014 5:53:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 22, 2014 | Randy Hall
    In an angry editorial published in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, the newspaper's editorial board called on president Barack Obama to “Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses.” The list of offenders “in a credible investigation” is a long one, including former vice president Dick Cheney; his chief of staff, David Addington; former CIA director George Tenet; and John Yoo and Jay Bybee, the lawyers for the Office of Legal Counsel who helped draft the documents clearing the way for “enhanced interrogation“ of prisoners and enemy combatants. In addition, the editors called for charges to be brought against Jose...
  • The Dictatorship of Obama’s Bureaucrats

    12/22/2014 5:07:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Early in the morning, two hundred thirty eight years ago, George Washington and the Continental Army reached the outskirts of Trenton, New Jersey. Much like today, no-one really wanted to go to New Jersey, but they were forced by circumstances to make the arduous trek. Washington’s force of 2,400 men surprised, and ultimately defeated, the 1,400 Hessian mercenaries who were fighting on behalf of the British Crown. A much needed win was tallied under the Patriot’s side of the scoreboard, emboldening the Continental Army and our quest for freedom. Washington had lead his men through the icy waters of the...
  • Decision 2014 – Behind the defeat of Mary Landrieu

    12/22/2014 4:36:37 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    Win With JMC ^ | December 22, 2014
    After three terms of service, Senator Mary Landrieu was defeated in the December runoff 56-44%. While pundits attributed her defeat to the unpopularity of President Obama in Louisiana, the seeds of her defeat were sown long before that. Senator Landrieu’s fundamental problem was that she had a low ceiling of support – in the three election cycles (1996, 2002, and 2008) she was on the ballot before 2014, she never received more than 52% of the vote. And a closer examination of her 2008 vote revealed she was on shaky grounds even before Barack Obama was inaugurated as President in...
  • The Creepiest Public Era Ever

    12/22/2014 3:56:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    Please enjoy these observations and rants from my Facebook. I believe they ruffled mostly the right feathers. A. President gets humiliated and repudiated by voters rejecting his agenda at the polls. B. He pretends it didn’t happen. C. He starts making up all kinds of stuff he doesn’t have the authority to do, like: i. a re-write of immigration law; ii an assault on fossil fuel; iii deals with China, Cuba, et al. D. Congressional Republicans are terrified to boldly confront him; they even pass the budget he wants them to. E. The media starts slavishly and predictably praising the...
  • Crocodile Tears for the IRS

    12/22/2014 2:36:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I can’t help but wonder whether the song made famous by The Grinch Who Stole Christmas should be the theme song for the Internal Revenue Service. After all, that bureaucracy is “as cuddly as a cactus” and “as charming as an eel.” And it appears that having “the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile” is not a good strategy for big budget increases.Indeed, it appears that working as an adjunct of the Obama reelection campaign has backfired on the IRS. One of the good results of the “cromnibus” negotiations is that GOPers actually took revenge on the IRS for political...
  • Sowell: Who's Responsible? (Great read)

    12/22/2014 2:02:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 23, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The cold-blooded murder of two New York City policemen as they sat in their car is not only an outrage but also a wake-up call. It shows, in the most painful way, the high cost of having demagogues, politicians, mobs and the media constantly taking cheap shots at the police. Those cheap shots are in fact very expensive shots, not only to the police themselves but to the whole society. Someone once said that civilization is a thin crust over a volcano. The police are part of that thin crust. We have seen before our own eyes, first in Ferguson,...
  • Failure Against North Korea: Bill Whittle's Fiery Take on Sony’s Hack

    12/22/2014 12:12:46 PM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 12-22-2014 | Bill Whittle/PJ Media
    Watch a rare peak into PJTV’s Member series, Hot Seat w/ Bill Whittle. Is freedom of speech a thing of the past, now that N. Korea shut down Sony’s movie?
  • Hate Speech Leads to Hate Crimes

    12/22/2014 11:03:06 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | December 22, 2014 | Ira Straus
    America and the West are subjected nonstop to a barrage of hate speech from the intelligentsia. Hate speech leads to hate crimes, here as everywhere. Few people have faced up to the extent of the hate crimes and hate speech against the West. The murder of the two New York City policemen Saturday is only the tip of the iceberg. Literally thousands of inciters have propagated a dishonest storyline of widespread police violence against blacks. And what we’ve seen in recent months is only the current instance in a long history of incitement against the West. A view of the...