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  • Emanuel holds others accountable on police shooting video, not himself

    11/25/2015 12:23:58 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 1 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 24, 2015 | By John Kass
    he mayor of Chicago talked a lot about accountability just before he released the police video showing Laquan McDonald gunned down by a cop. But what of the mayor's accountability? He sat on the video for months. If voters had seen it, he wouldn't have been re-elected. So it all worked out for him. And where is the accountability of African-American politicos and others like the Rev. Jesse Jackson, so loud now, pointing their fingers and organizing meetings and demanding accountability from others? When it mattered, they were silent. They didn't demand that the video be released. Why? Because this...
  • The Intifada Comes To Austin - hateful disruption of a lecture and its litigious aftermath

    11/25/2015 12:14:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Front Page ^ | Phyllis Chesler
    But how will UT-Austin handle the lawsuit that Nabulsi and others in his group are now threatening to bring? Yes, the aggressors are potentially suing for having been..."offended?" "Violated?" Predictably, Nabulsi's group is not only threatening to sue, they are whining that they-the bullies-in-chief-no longer feel "safe" on campus.They are enacting the role of both the persecutor and the victim, just as Palestinian Jihadists do. They-the Jerusalem jihadists and the American students in their image-initiate the violence and then insist that the world count them as "victims."Earlier this month, on November 13th, twelve members of a group calling itself...
  • Marco Rubio And the GOP Establishment Take Aim At Ted Cruz

    11/24/2015 7:07:54 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 28 replies
    Redstate ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Streiff
    I posted a bit earlier on the panic the GOP Establishment finds itself in over the rise of Donald Trump and his apparent immunity from traditional laws of political behavior and consequences. They are becoming just as panicked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. Now a Super Pac run by a major Rubio supporter is attacking Ted Cruz for his vote to rein in the data collection efforts by the NSA. Some conservatives have wondered whether Ted Cruz’s support for the USA Freedom Act, which curtailed the National Security Agency’s ability to collect metadata from phone records in bulk, would...
  • College campus protests: This is the generation that will destroy America

    11/24/2015 4:01:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/15 | Todd Starnes
    What in the name of John Blutarsky is happening on our university campuses?A new survey from the Pew Research Center reveals that a shocking number of Millennials support curbing free speech.According to their findings, 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 believe the government should be able to ban any speech that is offensive to minority groups.We have apparently raised a generation of snowflakes so fragile that their psyches can’t handle offensive words or photographs or images.It seems the only free speech this perpetually offended generation supports is speech they agree with.
  • A mismatch made in defense stock heaven (F-16 versus SU-24)

    11/24/2015 2:21:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 24, 2015 | By Jake Novak
    Sometimes it's just too easy and alluring to take advantage of an advantage. That's what may have happened in the skies along the Turkish-Syrian border today as two Turkish F16s shot down a Russian SU-24 bomber. The Turks say the Russian jet was flying into Turkish airspace. The Russians deny that. The political squabbling will go on perhaps for years. But from a military and industrial standpoint, there are things we know now that are crystal clear and they should have an impact on the bottom lines for defense contractors all over the globe. First, I'd like to put this...
  • Obama Says There's Nothing to Worry About from Refugees or Terrorism,

    11/24/2015 2:06:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The president of the United States has told us we've got nothing to fear from ISIS, right? I mean, nothing to fear from these refugees. Oh, by the way, did you hear what Canada has done? "Canada to No Longer Accept Single Male Refugees From Syria." Now, the Canadians just elected a little commie pinko guy. What was he, Trudeau's son, right? "Canada’s Syrian refugee plan will be limited to women, children and families from now on after increased security concerns about single males. ... The government has been silent about what the security screening process looks...
  • Why Does Official Washington So Hate Trump?

    11/24/2015 1:54:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, I want to pose a question to you. I mean, I've got my own answer to this, but I would be really curious to know what you really think. No cliched responses, please. Why do the mainstream media and the Washington...? Well, it's all the same. Why does official Washington so hate Trump? What is it that they so fear? What is it do you think that explains it? This is irrational. You can have any number of candidates come along over the years that they disagree with and don't like, like a Pat Buchanan or...
  • Le Butt Kiss: Hollande Praises Obama For His Commitment to Fight... Climate Change

    11/24/2015 1:21:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, my friends, in one of the biggest, most blatant examples of butt kissing I have ever seen, the French president, Francois Hollande, in a joint presser with Obama just concluded his statement before the media praising Obama for his commitment to fighting climate change. Now, here comes the president of France, arriving here desperately looking for assistance, advice, help, whatever, looking for some muscle in fighting ISIS because of what ISIS did in France and continues to do, and thought that the best way to go about it was to publicly praise Obama's commitment to climate...
  • Turks Shoot Down Archduke Ferdinand's Jet as Obama's Abandonment of Iraq Causes Pain in the Mideast

    11/24/2015 1:01:15 PM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11-24-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Full Title: Turks Shoot Down Archduke Ferdinand's Jet as Obama's Abandonment of Iraq Causes More Pain in the Mideast BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did you see where Turkey shot down a military jet of Archduke Ferdinand? Archduke Ferdinand's military jet shot down over... (interruption) It's just my way of saying what everybody thinks. You know, it is amazing to me, it really is... How? I don't know, what's the word? Unified? So you have Turkey shoots down a Russian jet, and you look at one place, you look at a hundred places and they say, "This is exactly how World War...
  • Trump Derangement Syndrome Reaches Fever Pitch

    11/24/2015 12:38:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Holy cow, folks. Trump Derangement Syndrome is spreading. Trump Derangement Syndrome is everywhere. It literally is everywhere. Well, we're not deranged here because we don't get deranged about anything, but, I mean, the Drive-Bys, the Democrats, many in the Republican Party are just beside themselves now. They don't know what to do. For example, from CBS News: "Get Trump Off Ballot, Demands Ex-New Hampshire GOP Leader -- A former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party wants Donald Trump off the state's GOP presidential primary ballot." The guy's name is Fergus Cullen. "Fergus Cullen filed a formal...
  • Daily Kos Writer: Republican Response to Paris Attacks 'More Tragic' Than Attacks Themselves

    11/24/2015 11:32:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 24, 2015 | Tom Johnson
    Liberals sometimes say that law enforcement’s approach to the Mafia offers a model for how to deal with jihadists, even though the latter tend not to limit their demands to protection money. This past Sunday, Egberto Willies of Daily Kos claimed that if terrorist attacks were “treated as they should be, like organized crime, it would neuter ISIS. After all…the group is no more powerful than a large band of thugs with weapons.” But crimefighting methods weren’t the main concern of Willies’s piece. Rather, it was his belief that “neocons” wish to exploit fear of terrorism in order to start a war which...
  • What Woodrow Wilson Cost My Grandfather

    11/24/2015 10:55:44 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2015 | By Gordon J. Davis
    OVER the last week, a growing number of students at Princeton have demanded that the university confront the racist legacy of Woodrow Wilson, who served as its president before becoming New Jersey’s governor and the 28th president of the United States. Among other things, the students are demanding that Wilson’s name be removed from university facilities. Wilson, a Virginia-born Democrat, is mostly remembered as a progressive, internationalist statesman, a benign and wise leader, a father of modern American political science and one of our nation’s great presidents. But he was also an avowed racist. And unlike many of his predecessors...
  • Is Ted Cruz The New Favorite? (In Iowa)

    11/24/2015 10:28:07 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    Redstate ^ | November 24, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    A new FoxNews poll shows that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has pulled into a virtual tie with Trump in Iowa, as Carson continues to tumble headlong out of the picture. Trump registers 25% in the poll, followed by 23% for Cruz, 18% for Carson, 13% for Rubio, then the also-rans far behind. It looks an awful lot at this point like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has to be considered the prohibitive favorite in Iowa – he has a ton of money to spend in a state where spending money can actually do you some good, he is building...
  • Just What Did Obama Mean by it? (Excellent Commentary)

    11/24/2015 9:41:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    Way back in 2008 while candidate Barack Obama was beginning his quest for the White House I recall hearing him during a campaign speech make a statement to the effect that, "we live in the greatest country in the world, join me as we fundamentally transform the United States of America". I recall thinking at the time, if America is the greatest country there is in the world why does it need to be "fundamentally transformed"? When you fundamentally transform something doesn't that mean you significantly change it? So why would we change something that is "the greatest"? A candidate...
  • The "War On" Terror

    11/24/2015 9:11:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Bill Tatro
    My sympathy and empathy for those in Paris is not without a certain degree of confusion. I must admit that a "War On" and a "War With" brings certain differences that must be explained and hopefully understood. We have been engaged for several years in a "War On" drugs and also a "War On" obesity. Both seem to be sliding off the front pages as it would appear, by simple observation, that the battles are being lost. One could include in that group poverty, ignorance and even ethnic fatherhood. A "War On" something allows the net to be cast far...
  • Lots to Be Thankful For (History Lesson)

    11/24/2015 8:27:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Tom Purcell
    Do you realize we've been giving thanks for almost 400 years?" "Ah, yes, you refer our country's Thanksgiving tradition, which originated with the very first Thanksgiving in November 1621. But did you know that much of our Thanksgiving tradition is based on a myth?" "What do you mean myth?" "According to The Christian Science Monitor, everything historians know about the first Thanksgiving is based on the accounts of two colonists: Gov. William Bradford and a fellow named Edward Winslow." "Go on." "In 1621, in a letter to a friend, Winslow said that after a plentiful harvest, the 53 remaining...
  • Tis The Season for Black Friday Union Organized Protests

    11/24/2015 7:57:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Ashley Pratte
    No surprise here. The Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) is planning their annual Black Friday strike at Walmart centers around the country with a twist. This year, more than 100 Walmart workers plan to fast for 15 days prior to protesting on Friday, in what's sure to be an interesting PR stunt, but what's dramatically different this year is that it's unclear who is captaining the ship. OUR Walmart has been in disarray for months, torn apart by internal bickering and conflicting leadership. Originally, OUR Walmart was established by the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW)...
  • Obama’s new counter-terrorism guru

    11/24/2015 7:47:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-24-15 | Carolyn Glick
    All anti-Western movements - including jihadist movements - are legitimate responses to what Obama perceives as the crime of Western power. Since the Islamic State attacks in Paris on November 13, we have seen the development of a new, and strange justification for the Obama administration's insistent refusal to jettison its manifestly failed strategy of contending with IS specifically and with Islamic terrorism generally. In broad terms, Obama's strategy for dealing with radical Islamic terrorism and jihadist movements is to ignore their motivating ideologies, take minimal action to combat them, criticize other governments for failing to destroy IS and its...
  • A tale of two traitors

    11/24/2015 7:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-24-15 | Jeff Barak
    As Israel continues to treat Vanunu as harshly as it does, our politicians are in no position to demand that the United States should act any differently in the case of Pollard. The post-prison restrictions on the released Israeli spy are indeed draconian. Although the highly classified intelligence he once possessed is decades old, and despite his desperate desire to leave his country and start a new life, the authorities are spitefully continuing to punish him, regardless of the fact that he served his time, including a shocking 11 years in solitary confinement. No, we’re not talking Jonathan Pollard here....
  • Tolerating the Intolerant

    11/24/2015 7:15:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Robert Knight
    If, as Franklin Roosevelt said, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself," we might have to redefine "fear." To the progressive Left, "fear" means taking common-sense precautions to protect our citizens, such as the House's 289 to 137 vote on Thursday rejecting President Obama's Syrian refugee plan. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has assailed the more than 30 governors who don't want Syrian migrants placed in their states, accusing them of "fear mongering." In a press statement, the ACLU said that, "For more than 75 years, the Supreme Court has made it clear that the federal...
  • On Liberty and Thanksgiving

    11/24/2015 6:52:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    The first Christmas tree on our block popped up the day after Halloween. Soon enough, garlands of white lights began to adorn neighborhood trees and doorways. It's Christmas -- except that it's not. From what I can see, Thanksgiving has yet to be acknowledged, much less observed. I have no particular observations to make concerning our new habit of compressing all our October-December commemorations into "The Holiday Season." I'll remark only on the eclipse of Thanksgiving, which could be due to a number of factors. Perhaps it's the lack of compelling decorating themes, as contrasted with Halloween and Christmas. Another...
  • Governors Say "Not in My State!"

    11/24/2015 6:28:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Defying the wishes of the American people, President Obama remains determined to import tens of thousands of poorly screened Muslims as refugees from the civil war in Syria, and scatter them in communities across America. Taxpayer-funded agencies are ready to help the refugees gain access to welfare programs and enroll their children in local public schools. After FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Oct. 22 that his agency is unable to vet Syrians adequately, the House of Representatives voted by over two-thirds (289 to 137) to add an extra layer of screening to the refugee resettlement process. Almost two-thirds...
  • Entry Without Inspection = Entry Without Vetting

    11/24/2015 6:27:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 24, 2015 | Michael Cutler
    Entry Without Inspection = Entry Without Vetting The dire threat to our national security and public safety. November 24, 2015 Michael Cutler In the wake of the horrific November 13th terror attacks in Paris, coming on the heels of the downing of the Russian Metrojet airliner on October 31, 2015 in Egypt, many of America's political leaders are finally coming to the inevitable realization that we need to be careful as to who we let into the United Statesbecause of the clear and present danger posed by ISIS and other terror organizations. However, even as many of these...
  • Sound and Fury: A Tale Told by a Populist

    11/24/2015 6:11:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    The Wall Street Journal calls it populism ("Populism Rises in GOP Race," Page 1, November 12, 2015), but you could just as well describe populism as what it has always been since it was all the rage -- and I mean rage -- as it swept the Great Plains in the wilder years of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. How begin to describe the wild mix called populism? Among its many ingredients: know-nothingism, conspiracy theories, anti-Catholic and anti- Semitic feeling, and the xenophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-foreigner, and just about anti-everything else. Except the kind of anti-Us feelings fueled by...
  • Four Reflections on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    11/24/2015 6:04:04 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Many Christians are torn between a desire to help those in need and a desire to keep our nation secure. Perhaps these reflections will prove helpful as we seek to navigate a difficult and divisive issue. 1) The government should major on security; the Church should major on compassion. I don't mean that the government should be harsh or that the Church should be foolish, but it is not the primary job of the government to care for the needs of refugees and it is not the primary job of the Church to provide national security. The government should do...
  • The Russians had it coming to them

    11/24/2015 4:44:33 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 56 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Con Coughlin
    If anyone is to blame for the shooting down of a Russian warplane on the Syrian border it is Vladimir Putin. Ever since the Russian President came to power, we in the West have become used to the Russian military adopting an ever more aggressive stance towards the Nato alliance. Starting with the invasion of Georgia in 2008, which was launched in response to Tbilisi’s desire to join Nato, Russia’s military has been indulging in a clumsy attempt to intimidate Nato and its allies.
  • Thanksgiving: Are You Thankful That God Has Provided Free Republic? [FReepathon]

    11/23/2015 10:24:58 AM PST · by xzins · 173 replies
    FReeperEd ^ | 23 Nov 15 | Xzins
    Thanksgiving: Are You Thankful That God Has Provided Free Republic? It's a simple question. It can be answered immediately with a yes or a no. If yes, then let me encourage you to support this site that offers you a chance to have your say unhindered by the establishment trolls found on most other websites. Why thankful to God? Of course, we're thankful first for His providing us with salvation, with abundant blessings, with families, with freedom to practice our faith. But, you know, and I know that Free Republic does not infringe on any of those blessings but actually...
  • Will Europe Man Up?

    11/24/2015 5:06:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    If the purpose of terrorism is to terrify, the Islamic State had an extraordinary week. Brussels, capital of the EU and command post of mighty NATO, is still in panic and lockdown. "In Brussels, fear of attack lingers" was Monday's headline over The Washington Post's top story, which read: "Not since Boston came to a near-standstill after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 has the life of a major Western city been brought to a halt this way by the fear of terrorism." Below that is this headline: "After Paris, a campaign changed by fear." That story is about what's...
  • Who Created These Campus Whiners?

    11/24/2015 4:45:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Remember the campus unrest in the 1960s? Whether or not you agreed with the students, they were protesting about things of great consequence -- civil rights, the military draft, the Vietnam War. They had chants such as "Hell no, we won't go." Those were the good old days. Now we are witnessing whiny college kids marching in the streets, screaming obscenities or taking over the university president's office, and for what? Feeling slighted? Having their feelings hurt? Talk about rebels without a cause. I've traveled to many campuses in recent weeks and experienced the melodrama of student grievances firsthand. To...
  • Campus Follies - The current rage will subside, if not the anti-white animosity

    11/24/2015 4:40:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 24, 2015 | Gilbert T. Sewall
    ".....At dozens of schools nationwide, a small but vocal number of students insist an intolerably hostile racial atmosphere permeates campus life. An activist corps no more authentic than the Occupy Wall Street movement stirs the hate pot, pushed forward by cheering media. To wide dismay, faculties and administrations applaud Black Lives Matter-style indictments and cower before student insults. The accusations are vague and often delusional. The phantom of "white privilege" marks claims of supremacy, institutional racism, and indelible race-based injustices. These follow on recent campus outrages over rape culture and sexual violence, heteronormativity and transgender rights, climate change, and any...
  • Which Party Will Emerge From Its Gathering Storm?

    11/24/2015 4:35:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Each of our two political parties, ancient by world standards, seems to be facing a gathering storm. Part of the gathering storm for Republicans is Donald Trump's candidacy and his persistent lead in most primary polls. He is given to outlandish proposals and lacks the temperamental ballast and government experience that general election voters usually seek in a president. As a confident (overconfident?) autodidact, he gains no benefit from the serious policy thinking of many congressional Republicans and conservative think tanks. Candidates who take such matters seriously are, for the moment anyway, overshadowed. The Republicans' congressional party has been in...
  • Jersey Sure (Mark Steyn 'Pinocchios' the Fact Checkers on Muslim 9/11 Celebrations)

    11/24/2015 4:08:12 AM PST · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    I have a strong dislike of the current fashion among American's decrepit and unreadable newspapers for "fact-checker" columns, because the practice attempts to cloak run-of-the-mill hacks in an aura of dispassionate authority that they do not, in fact, possess. Case in point: The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler, who has awarded "four Pinocchios" to Donald Trump, for claiming to recall seeing "thousands" of Jersey City Muslims celebrating on September 11th 2001. Mr Kessler wrote: Trump says that he saw this with his own eyes on television and that it was well covered. But an extensive examination of news clips from that...
  • York: Obamacare troubles a gift to 2016 GOP candidates (Pelosi knew)

    11/24/2015 4:04:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Your Houston News ^ | 11/23/15 | Byron York
    There have been many articles in the last year with some variation of the headline "GOP Surrenders on Obamacare." The stories mostly concern a tendency among some Republican policy elites to adopt the Washington conventional wisdom that Obamacare cannot be repealed because it has already become deeply entrenched in American life. Those Republicans might want to reconsider. A series of developments in recent days suggests the Affordable Care Act is in perilous condition and could become even more troubled in months to come. **SNIP** That's an enrollment rate of about 35 percent of those eligible for subsidies. Think about it:...
  • A note on equating the Crusades with ISIS: Don't.

    11/24/2015 3:49:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/15 | Drew Belsky
    Yesterday on these pages, Barry Shaw ruined a perfectly good treatment of Islamic terrorism with a dollop of vicious anti-Catholicism. Referring to Islam's campaign against the infidel, Shaw wrote: It is their version of the Christian/Catholic Crusades that not only set out to conquer the Holy Land, slaughtering non-believers along the way.  It also drove out and slaughtered the Jews of Spain, Portugal, Britain, and other European countries.  It conquered and converted much of Africa, Central and South America, and spread into Asia. What was done on the name of Christ is now being done in the name of Mohammed...
  • American Universities Begin to Implode

    11/24/2015 2:36:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/15 | Dennis Prager
    For over half a century, American universities, with few exceptions, have ceased teaching and begun indoctrinating. In the past few weeks, this downhill spiral has accelerated. The university is now a caricature of an educational institution. It is difficult to come up with an idea or policy that is more absurd than the ideas and policies that now dominate American campuses. The University of California, once an elite public institution, now circulates a list of “microaggressions” that students and faculty must be careful to avoid lest they engage in racism and bigotry. Some examples: “There is only one race, the...
  • Feminist Teacher's Lesson Plan: Discriminate against Boys

    11/24/2015 2:32:26 AM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-24-2015 | Selwyn Duke
    War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. And inequality is equality - at least in the mind of Karen Keller, the Bainbridge Island Review, and their enablers. Reported recently was that Keller, a kindergarten "teacher" at Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary in Bainbridge Island, Wash., was refusing to let the boys in her class play with Legos during free play time. As the Bainbridge Island Review (BIR) wrote: In Karen Keller's kindergarten classroom, boys can't play with Legos. They can have their pick of Tinkertoys and marble tracks, but the colorful bricks are "girls only." "I always tell the...
  • Byron York: A brief theory of Trump's outrageousness

    11/24/2015 1:49:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 23, 2015 | Byron York
    Donald Trump says a lot of things a lot of people consider outrageous. What is he doing? The first thing to remember is that many of Trump's supporters, and a large part of the American public in general, support the very statements others consider outrageous. Deport 11 million illegal immigrants? Many Americans, including almost everyone in the media, think that's crazy. But many other Americans agree with Trump. The recent brouhaha over whether Trump did or did not suggest a federal government database of all Muslims in the United States is another example. Trump didn't actually suggest it - the...
  • The Ferocious Religious Faith of the Campus Social-Justice Warrior

    11/23/2015 6:59:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/23/15 | David French
    The campus culture war is a religious war, a so-far largely peaceful counterpart to the violent purges and revolutions of jihad. One faith has been expunged, relegated to the margins of the academy, and now another fills the vacuum. Out with the Christianity that spawned American higher education, in with a ferocious new faith — a social-justice progressivism unrestrained by humility and consumed with righteous zeal. Contemporary Americans — educated in the kind of revisionist history that dominates our educational system from top to bottom — forget that higher education was initially a thoroughly Christian enterprise, in keeping with the...
  • Time for a Congressional Investigation?

    11/23/2015 5:55:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    The case of the corrupt prosecution against imprisoned former Congressman Rick Renzi continues to explode with new evidence of wrongdoing - literally every few weeks something else comes out. It is beginning to look like Fast and Furious as more information pours out implicating the government. As I've explained previously, the crux of the case against Renzi was he had proposed a federal land exchange that allegedly would have benefited himself. Evidence came out during the trial and especially afterward revealing this wasn't true. The FBI offered to give money to the government's key witness/"victim," Philip Aries, to change his...
  • Trump Defies Predictions That He'd Fall in the Polls After the Paris Attacks

    11/23/2015 1:30:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, let's look at some of the headlines here in the Trump Stack because it's recent history repeating itself. How many times in the course of this campaign since Trump has announced have the Drive-By Media and the Republican establishment believed that they had him? I can't count the number of times Trump has said something or done something that media and the Republican Party have salivated. "That's it," they say, "that's it, he just stepped in it. No recovery from this," and yet he just keeps climbing. And he's continuing to climb in the polls, and...
  • Behind Trump's Iowa Crowds, a Vigorous Outreach Effort

    11/23/2015 1:28:11 PM PST · by Red Steel · 30 replies
    nbc ^ | Nov 19, 2015 | Vaughn Hillyard
    FORT DODGE, Iowa -- Every one to two weeks, Donald Trump descends into an Iowa town for one of his signature campaign rallies. But behind the big crowds of supporters is a campaign machine of staffers and volunteers that has built a formidable network... The reach of the team's work is evident at its campaign rallies in the Hawkeye State... ...Steven said he got to personally know one of Trump's ground organizers, Chris Hupke, who oversees primarily the northwest region of the state for the campaign. "He's probably around five times [more than] anyone from the other campaigns," Steven said....
  • The Drive-Bys Can't Break Trump with Selective Editing or Tricks

    11/23/2015 1:16:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "The Paris Attacks Have Only Made Donald Trump Stronger." This is polling data here from the Washington Post/ABC News. I want to give you some of the numbers here because the Drive-By Media and the Republican establishment have all believed that Trump's comments on Muslims and on Islam -- and there's another controversy running around out there that Trump says that he saw thousands of Muslims cheering in New Jersey on 9/11. You know, this is quite instructive, too. Trump has said it before and they asked him about it and insists he saw it, and on...
  • Obama's biggest terrorism struggle: how to sell "Don't do stupid sh!t" as a strategy

    11/23/2015 1:08:01 PM PST · by mojito · 24 replies
    Vox ^ | 11/18/2015 | Matthew Yglesias
    What do you do when the moral and emotional stakes of an attack seem to call for war but there is no war that can be constructively fought? That's a question Barack Obama's national security advisers have grappled with for months, if not years, as I understand from conversations with them dating to before Friday's Paris attacks....[T]he core group of real "Obama people" has a surprisingly dovish self-conception.... [....] But an actual attack on US soil would, on an emotional level, demand that we "do something" - something that would already have been rejected as unworkable or counterproductive....Yet the idea...
  • Thanks to Chris Wallace and the Fox News Sunday Crew

    11/23/2015 12:56:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What was that? No, no, no, just a couple things. It wasn't -- no. No, no, no. Everything was fine. No, no. No, no. There wasn't any bias in it. Would you stop. Would you. What now? (interruption) Greetings, and welcome back, folks. Or welcome, period. Great to have you with us. Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network. And I know you're here whether you love me or hate me. (laughing) That's right. Okay. Great to have you, folks. Let me extend a thanks to Chris Wallace, Fox News Sunday for the appearance yesterday. Also want to thank...
  • Obama Finally Bombs ISIS Oil Tankers

    11/23/2015 12:15:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There are a couple things, folks, a couple of predictions. One thing that I said in that interview and last week -- I mean, this program gets results. Look at this headline. Actually the first line of the story. "Accelerating its attacks on one of the Islamic State's most important sources of income, the US military said Monday it destroyed 283 tanker trucks used by the militants to transport oil from producing fields in eastern Syria to smuggling points." Well, I made the point yesterday in the interview. Wallace said, "What would you do?" They always do...
  • Sowell: Political Translations

    11/23/2015 11:33:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 24, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is going to take a long time, how is that different from saying that he is going to do very little, very slowly? It is saying the same thing in different words. Defenders of the administration's policies may cite how many aerial sorties have been flown by American planes against ISIS. There have been thousands of these sorties, which sounds very impressive. But what is less impressive -- and more indicative -- is...
  • The Anatomy of Denial-Multiculturalist delusions in an age of terrorism.

    11/23/2015 8:07:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 31 replies
    fRONTPAGEMAGAZINE ^ | November 23, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    The Anatomy of Denial Multiculturalist delusions in an age of terrorism. November 23, 2015 Bruce Thornton Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The murder of 27 hotel guests in Mali's capital city by Boko Haram, now an al Qaeda franchisee, highlights yet again the delusional futility of asserting that, as Hillary Clinton put it in a tweet, "Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism." Like Obama, Hillary also vigorously condemns the use of a phrase like "Islamist radicalism." These evasions...
  • Fox poll: Hillary loses to … everyone

    11/23/2015 6:51:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    That might be a slight exaggeration. Hillary Clinton doesn’t lose to everyone in the latest Fox poll, released yesterday. She beats Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination, and ties Carly Fiorina in a general-election match-up. Other than that, though, it’s a Republican blitz, as The Hill notes: Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) would do best against Clinton, 50 to 42 percent, pollsters found.Billionaire Donald Trump, retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would also win hypothetical elections, according to the new poll, taken after more than 100...
  • Exposed: Obama's Love for Jihadis and Hate for Christians

    11/23/2015 6:41:46 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Raymond Ibrahim
    President Obama recently lashed out against the idea of giving preference to Christian refugees, describing it as "shameful." "That's not American. That's not who we are. We don't have religious tests to our compassion," loftily added the American president. Accordingly, the administration is still determined to accept 10,000 more Syrian refugees, almost all of whom will be Muslim, despite the fact that some are ISIS operatives, while many share the ISIS worldview (as explained below). Yet right as Obama was grandstanding about "who we are," statistics were released indicating that "the current [refugee] system overwhelmingly favors Muslim refugees. Of the...
  • Thanks to Obama and de Blasio, Al Sharpton gives himself $170K raise

    11/23/2015 6:34:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Thanksgiving week is typically a time for people to reflect on the blessings they have known and to be grateful for all of the bounty we receive in our lives, so we should kick off Monday morning with just such a story. One person who apparently has a lot to be grateful for is Al Sharpton. The nationally renowned race agitator arranged for some particularly rich blessings last year in the form of a 71% pay raise, made possible largely through the renewed, high profile image he obtained via multiple public appearances with President Barack Obama and New York City...