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  • Good News: Obama Skips the Majority of His Intelligence Briefings

    09/30/2014 9:12:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a new report from the Government Accountability Institute, President Obama skips 60 percent of his intelligence briefings. Breitbart breaks down the data:  A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second. This information comes shortly after Obama...
  • Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma

    09/30/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    investors.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Editorial
    The Islamic State has issued a global call to lone wolves. One could be standing behind you on the bus, walking next you at the mall or sitting in the next cubicle. In the age of the Islamic State and solo terrorism, gun-free zones are simply an invitation for a terrorist attack. In Moore, Okla., the life-saving value of the Second Amendment was proved once again. It may be our secret weapon in the ongoing war against terrorism.
  • What Was Just Disclosed About This Appalling Obama Habit Proves He’s A Danger To America

    09/30/2014 9:09:33 AM PDT · by walford · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 30, 2014 | Norvell Rose
    The tire tracks from the bus Barack Obama drove over the U.S. intelligence community continue leading to trouble for a president seen as trying to save his own political skin. When Obama told “60 Minutes” on Sunday that the rapid rise and spread of ISIS could be blamed on intelligence failure, that set off a firestorm of angry reaction. Intelligence officials adamantly defend their expertise and actions, arguing that the blame is not theirs, but the president’s for failure to act on their repeated warnings. The Washington Times reports that the White House has been given detailed briefings on the...
  • Report: Obama Has Missed over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings

    09/30/2014 8:18:14 AM PDT · by illiac · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/14 | Wynton Hall
    A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second. The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at...
  • Even in Israel, the media won’t call jihad jihad

    09/30/2014 7:18:39 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9-30-2014 | Robert Spencer
    Nathaniel Roi Arami fell to his death at a construction site in Israel. An “Arab co-worker” was questioned and released, but now the “incident is now being investigated as a possible nationalistically-related murder.” There is nothing unique about this story. It is one of many just like it that have come before, and many more like it will surely follow. But it epitomizes the willful ignorance that blankets not only Israel, but the U.S. and the West in general, on this issue. If Nathaniel Roi Arami was murdered, it wasn’t because his killer was an “Arab” who was acting for...
  • So, who was this guy that got over the fence and into the white house?

    09/30/2014 6:50:04 AM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 38 replies
    MaineTV.net ^ | 2013/09/05 | dailycaller.com/
    So, this guy, who we have heard nothing about, jumps the fence and get's into the inner bowels of the white house, with a KNIFE, a knife is the muslims favorite weapons, it is what they cut heads off with. So, who is this guy, where did he come from, what was he after, and who does he work for? Iran threatens brutal attacks on Americans, Obama family if US hits Syria As Congress debates whether to support President Obama’s call for a limited strike against Syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons, Iran is vowing to back Bashar...
  • Social Issues Are The GOP's Gateway To The Ghetto

    09/30/2014 6:49:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Karl Jackson
    No one grows up with aspirations of government dependency. Social issues give Conservatives the perfect opportunity to prove they’re the big brothers to Americans and not the bullies. Can you imagine what America might look like today if the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, had not taken on the social issues of his day, slavery and polygamy? Imagine being the parents of Sandra Fluke as you observe your child beg for subsidized condoms on national television during the 2012 DNC. How disappointing. No father tells his son "work hard, go to college and get on food stamps as soon as...
  • Obama Stands Aloof From America's Four Foreign Policy Traditions

    09/30/2014 5:53:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, | Michael Barone
    resident Obama's speech at the United Nations last week was "an important turning point in American foreign policy -- and in his presidency." That's the verdict of Brookings Institution scholar and former Clinton White House aide William Galston, a Democrat who has not been an unqualified admirer of this Democratic president's foreign policy. Whether Obama's decision to launch air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Khorasan terrorists is a turning point, it was at least a move in the direction of a tradition in American foreign policy that has been conspicuously lacking in his administration....
  • To Speak the Truth

    09/30/2014 5:35:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This is the sixth column in a series. The first five installments, “This is Providence,” “Pharisees and Pharaohs,” “Prayers and Preparation,” “Pride and Perjury,” and “David French Slays Goliath” can be accessed in my column archive. Some of the themes discussed in this series were also part of a speech I gave at an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) event in July. The full speech can be viewed by clicking on this link. We had been sitting in the attorney/client waiting room for less than two hours when we heard a knock on the door. We hoped it was...
  • Analyzing the Oklahoma Beheading Crime Scene

    09/30/2014 5:33:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 44 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 9-30-14 | Dawn Perlmutter
    At approximately 1600 hrs. on September 24, 2014 30-year-old Alton Nolen was fired at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma. He immediately drove to the front of the business, struck a vehicle and walked into the front office area. He attacked 54-year-old Colleen Hufford with a knife until he severed her head. Then he began attacking 43-year-old Traci Johnson with the same knife. He would have severed Ms. Johnson’s head if Mark Vaughan, an Oklahoma County reserve deputy and a former CEO of the business, hadn’t taken him down with three gunshots. Both Hufford, who was pronounced dead at the scene,...
  • Netanyahu’s Truth in a Den of Lies

    09/30/2014 5:32:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 9-30-14 | Joseph Klein
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a powerful and sobering speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 29th. He said he came from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of the Israeli people and to “expose the brazen lies spoken from this very podium against my country and the brave soldiers who defend it.” “Truth must always be spoken, especially here, in the United Nations,” the prime minister said to an audience of government leaders and delegates not used to hearing the truth spoken in the UN on issues relating to the Jewish state. Israel’s leader emphasized that his...
  • Kicking the PLO Habit-will only get worse with the successors of Arafat in power

    09/30/2014 5:31:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 9-30-14 | Caroline Glick
    Why the lives of Israelis and Palestinians will only get worse with the successors of Arafat in power The signs are everywhere that the time has come for Israel to abandon the PLO. So long as the PLO remains in power, the lives of Israelis and Palestinians will only get worse. PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas’s speech last Friday at the UN General Assembly where he repeatedly accused Israel of committing genocide was not merely an abandonment of direct peace negotiations with Israel. Abbas abandoned the very concept of peaceful coexistence between Israel and the Palestinians. Abbas called for the UN...
  • Supreme Court Justice Eric Holder? (Last Thing This Country Needs)

    09/30/2014 5:13:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    After 5 1/2 bumpy years of controversial service, the besieged but bolstered attorney general, Eric Holder, resigned. But is this close friend and confidant of President Barack Obama's really stepping down for some benign reason at a critical time for our country, or is there a sinister and strategic plan behind it all? First, it's far more than a coincidence that the United States' chief lawyer is leaving office with more unanswered questions about crucial life-and-death national dilemmas than any previous attorney general. Though most have been accused of sitting on issues, none has been so assailed as Holder for...
  • Would Midterm Loss Crack Stonewall On Keystone Pipeline?

    09/30/2014 4:59:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Byron York
    The federal government recently began its seventh year of considering whether to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Nearly all that time has passed under the administration of President Obama, who seems content never to decide the pipeline's fate. That way, it wouldn't be built, which would please the president's supporters on the liberal environmental fringe, but would never be explicitly rejected, which could offend everybody else. It's striking to see an administration stonewalling an issue with so much popular support on the other side. A Washington Post-ABC News poll in March found that 65 percent favor building the...
  • President Obama Needs to Stop Blaming People for ISIS

    09/30/2014 4:09:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/30/2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    On Sunday night, President Obama told 60 Minutes that "....U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight such extremists." On Monday afternoon, Pres. Obama's press secretary and Jonathan Karl of ABC went back and forth on the president's comments: JON KARL, ABC NEWS: Did the intelligence community underestimate ISIL or did the president underestimate ISIL? (snip) KARL: But, Josh, on that question you don't even need to go back to February, you can go back to November of last year, Brett McGurk, who...
  • Iraq was then, Syria is now

    09/30/2014 2:59:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 7 replies
    Nattional Review Online ^ | Sept. 30, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Iraq War lies now mostly in the realm of myth. We have forgotten exactly how we got both into and out of the war. The October 2002 joint congressional authorization to go to war was not just about fears of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Other worries prompted broad bipartisan support for the resolution. A majority of Democratic senators (as evidenced by their passionate speeches from the Senate floor) cited many of the resolution’s 23 writs. The latter were mostly concerned with things other than WMD: harboring terrorists, offering bounties for suicide bombers, giving refuge to at least one...
  • Repubs to Dems: “Please Like Us – We’re Just Like You!”

    09/30/2014 2:52:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 9/30/2014 | Mark Tapson
    In the wake of a second presidential election loss in 2012, Republicans went back to the drawing board looking for a more effective way to present themselves and their message. Now a brand new ad campaign has been launched which demonstrates that Republicans are even more clueless about selling themselves today than they were two years ago and four years before that. The pathetic message this disastrous ad seems to be sending on behalf of Republicans is this: “Hey Democrats, please like us – we’re just like you!”The 97-second ad, part of a campaign from GOP strategist Vinny Manchillo, a...
  • Will the West Defend Itself?

    09/30/2014 2:48:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Creators ^ | 9/29/2014 | Walter Williams
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group that follows al-Qaida’s anti-West ideology and sees a holy war against the West as a religious duty. With regard to nonbelievers, the Quran commands, “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out.” The Quran contains many other verses that call for Muslim violence against nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule.Contrast the words of the Quran with the statements of limp-wristed Western leaders such as this by President Barack Obama: “We...
  • Who Are You Calling the Party of the Rich?

    09/30/2014 2:09:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/30/2014 | Mona Charen
    The median American household saw its net worth decline by 36 percent during the Great Recession. That is a hard reality. A Republican held the White House when the crash hit, and voters, in no mood to be charitable, blamed the GOP. Besides, Democrats were ready with an explanation that slid right into an existing groove of American thinking: The financial crisis was caused by Republicans going easy on their big banker friends. By 2012, the recession had been over for three-plus years, and yet the average American saw little improvement. Average net worth continued to drift downward. Long-term unemployment...
  • Barack Obama, Outside Agitator

    09/30/2014 2:05:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Arcamax ^ | 9/30/2014 | Patrick Buchanan
    In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our world: "Russian aggression in Europe," "terrorism in Syria and Iraq," rapes and beheadings by ISIL, al-Qaida, Boko Haram. And, of course, the Ferguson Police Department. That's right. The president could not speak of war, terrorism and genocide without dragging in the incident in a St. Louis suburb where a white cop shot and killed a black teenager: "In a summer marked by instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, the world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri -- where a young...
  • The "people's lawyer" is a criminal

    09/30/2014 1:22:18 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a sympathetic profile just before his resignation, Politico said Eric Holder's biggest legacy may be "his quiet dismantling of the War on Drugs...." How he could have "accomplished" this without legislative authority from Congress – which is supposed to make and pass laws – is never really explained. He was an Attorney General described by President Barack Obama as "the people's lawyer." Anybody familiar with Marxist jargon knew exactly what Obama meant. At home and abroad, the Obama administration distributed weapons to America's enemies. Holder's area of expertise was facilitating weapons shipments to Mexican drug cartels, in a...
  • Obama on Faulty Intelligence

    09/29/2014 6:27:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 29, 2014
    Obama on Faulty Intelligence The President blames the spooks for his own policy failure on ISIS. President Obama rode to the White House in part by assailing George W. Bush for believing faulty intelligence about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. So there is no small irony in his claim now that America's spooks missed the rise of the Islamic State. The difference is that U.S. intelligence did warn about the threat from ISIS. Mr. Obama chose not to listen. Asked on CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday if ISIS's march into Iraq was a "complete surprise," Mr. Obama replied, "Well I...
  • Drive-Bys Ridicule the Obama-Kroft Show

    09/29/2014 4:04:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, it's funny the number of people making fun of Obama on 60 Minutes last night. Ron Fournier, who used to be the AP bureau chief and is quoted so much, by the way, when he issues criticisms of Obama. The reason why that makes news is because Fournier used to be one of the guys -- I don't mean to insult him by saying this, but he used to be in the tank. He was like a lot of people were in 2008, just swept up in whatever messianic atmospherics we had with Obama. And of...
  • I Told You the Khorasan Group Doesn’t Exist

    09/29/2014 3:24:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I read a piece by Andy McCarthy, writes at National Review Online, the headline: "The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist." The Kardashian group. We have affectionately begun calling them the Kardashians here. Andy said, "The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist." I said, "Sounds familiar. Sounds really familiar." And I remembered, oh, yeah, it was I, your host, El Rushbo, who pointed out last Wednesday that they don't exist. Andy's piece first. "For six years, President Obama has endeavored to will the country into accepting two pillars of his alternative national-security reality. First, he claims to have dealt...
  • How Obamacare Funds the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider

    09/29/2014 3:11:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/29/2014 | Sarah Torre
    Despite promises to the contrary by members of Congress and even the president, Americans now know that Obamacare is entangling tax dollars with coverage of elective abortion.Last week, the Government Accountability Office released a report confirming that more than 1,000 Obamacare exchange plans cover elective abortion but remain eligible for taxpayer subsidies.But that’s not the full story on how Obamacare funds the abortion industry.In addition to sending taxpayer money to plans that cover abortion, the massive health care law has created new avenues of public funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.Just a few weeks ago, the Department...
  • HOLMES: Why the world is unmoved by Obama’s apologies

    09/29/2014 2:56:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 29, 2014 | Kim R. Holmes - Former Asst. SOS
    President Obama insulted many Americans last week when he raised events in Ferguson, Missouri, during his United Nations speech. They chafed at the implied moral equivalence of a shooting still in legal dispute with the many lethal foreign threats besieging the world. While such rhetoric is divisive at home, there is another problem. The president does not seem to understand that most of the world is completely unmoved by such apologies. Most of the world does not see an earnest moralist struggling with America’s complicated past or a humble man admitting his own foibles. Instead, they see a weak leader...
  • Where’s the Outrage? US Airstrikes on ISIS Have Had “Very Little Impact”

    09/29/2014 2:43:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This morning on CBS This Morning. Holly Williams is the foreign correspondent for CBS News, and she was reporting about the war against ISIS in Syria and the impact of US air strikes there. WILLIAMS: The fighters in Mahmoodin village told us that the US-led air strikes against ISIS in Syria have so far had very little impact on the ground. Like many people, in this part of the world, they would like to see more of them. RUSH: What? What? What? Whoa, whoa! Wait, wait, wait. That's not right. Last week John Kerry said that they...
  • Sowell: Random Thoughts

    09/29/2014 1:31:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional — which means that decency is likely to become less common. The biggest issue in this fall's election is whether the Obama administration will end when Barack Obama leaves the White House or whether it will continue on, by appointing federal judges with lifetime appointments who share President Obama's contempt for the Constitution. Whether such judges will be confirmed by the Senate depends on whether the Senate continues to be controlled by Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid. Why in the world would...
  • What If Counterfactuals Never Existed?

    09/29/2014 1:04:58 PM PDT · by oblomov · 48 replies
    New Republic ^ | 20 Sep 2014 | Cass R. Sunstein
    Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History by Richard J. Evans (Brandeis University Press) As everyone knows, the supreme court 
ruled six–three for Al Gore in the great dispute over the Florida recount in 2000. As everyone also knows, Gore emerged as the ultimate victor in that recount, and with his poetic and moving inauguration address he managed to unify a badly divided nation. For a long period, the Gore years continued the peace and prosperity established under President Clinton, punctuated by the successful prevention of an apparent terrorist plot in 2001, by the enactment of health care reform in 2003 (mocked...
  • Democrat Confusion: Obama Says the Economy is Great, But Bill Clinton Says It Isn't

    09/29/2014 12:31:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Clinton Global Initiative is timed to occur the same week in New York as the United Nations week-long confab is, and that's because the United Nations was bigger at first and attracted more women to town. So Clinton timed the Clinton Global Initiative to coincide with the arrival of a whole lot of foreign women with their delegations. Now, it is said that the Clinton Global Initiative is actually outnumbering the occurrences of the week at the United Nations. During the week at the Clinton Global Initiative, Clinton said that "the American economy isn't feeling as...
  • Marriage Is Not a Water Fountain

    09/29/2014 7:49:50 AM PDT · by rhema · 16 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | September 29th, 2014 | Anthony Esolen
    Segregation was based on irrational, peculiar prejudice. By contrast, protecting marriage between one man and one woman is based on universal truths about our human nature.As readers of Public Discourse know, some proponents of homosexual pseudogamy now assert that argument is no longer necessary. We do not argue with segregationists, they say. We ignore them, we scorn them. They are not worth our time. They are mad or wicked. So too our courageous Ryan Anderson, who says that marriage by nature requires a man and a woman. “Shut up,” they explain. I fear that our age is so enslaved to...
  • Decode pro-abortion talking points with the Choicespeak-to-English Dictionary, Part 1

    09/29/2014 7:39:10 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    Live Action ^ | 9/28/14 | Calvin Freiburger
    Spend any time talking to defenders of abortion, and pretty soon you’ll notice that more than a few words seem to suddenly change meanings. No, you’re not going crazy; pro-aborts simply find that some…creative…tweaking of the English language is necessary to make their logic work. Fortunately, we’re here to help. Armed with this guide to Team Abortion’s most common linguistic fictions, you can spend less of your next rhetorical excursion deciphering sophistry, and more time dismantling it. Here we focus on redefinitions surrounding the debate’s basic medical facts; Part 2 will set them straight on ethical terminology.
  • Let Catalonia, Crimea, and California Depart in Peace

    09/29/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Catalonia Independence Vote to Proceed on Schedule Arthur Mas, president of Catalonia declared today that the vote for independence of that region will go as scheduled on November 9. Spain contends the vote is illegal and vows to stop it. El Economista reports Arthur Mas Calls for Vote on Independence of Catalonia. President of Catalonia, Artur Mas nationalist, officially called for a vote on the independence of this rich region of Spain for the November 9, challenging the Spanish government began the process to prevent it. In a ceremony at the gallery Gothic Palace of the Generalitat, the seat of...
  • America’s Anti-Competitive and Anti-Comity International Tax System, Part I

    09/29/2014 6:56:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Most of us will never be directly impacted by the international provisions of the internal revenue code. That’s bad news because it presumably means we don’t have a lot of money, but it’s good news because IRS policies regarding “foreign-source income” are a poisonous combination of complexity, harshness, and bullying (which is why only taxpayers with lots of money can afford the lawyers and accountants needed to navigate this awful part of the internal revenue code).But the bullying and the burdens aren’t being imposed solely on Americans. The internal revenue code is uniquely unilateral and imperialistic, so we simultaneously hurt...
  • Dinesh D’Souza Criminally Sentenced While John Edwards and Other Liberals Skated

    09/29/2014 6:42:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza, one of the most brilliant conservative political writers of the modern era, was sentenced by a judge last week to eight months in a halfway house and probation. He was also ordered to pay a $30,000 fine within 45 days. His alleged crime? He made two contributions to a losing political campaign under the names of friends. D’Souza accepted a plea agreement admitting he used straw donors to donate $20,000 to the U.S. Senate campaign of Wendy Long, a friend of his. Federal campaign law limits contributors to U.S. Senate campaigns to $5,000 each. At first...
  • The Oklahoma Beheading: More ‘Workplace Violence’?

    09/29/2014 6:40:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 29, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Oklahoma Beheading: More ‘Workplace Violence’?Posted By Robert Spencer On September 29, 2014 @ 12:22 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments A convert to Islam who calls himself Jah’Keem Yisrael (formerly Alton Alexander Nolen) beheaded one of his coworkers and was shot while in the process of trying to behead another last Friday in Vaughan Foods, a food processing plant in Oklahoma. And now the predictable denial and obfuscation from the Obama Administration has begun.On Sunday, Tony Blinken, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, was asked whether the beheading was an act of terror or, as the Obama Administration notoriously classified the Fort...
  • The Tide of the Culture War Shifts (Bruce Braley goes after Joni Ernst on personhood)

    09/29/2014 6:31:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 28, 2014 | The Editorial Board
    Not long ago, it would have been unusual for a Democratic senatorial candidate in Iowa to run a powerful abortion-rights television ad like the one recently broadcast by Representative Bruce Braley. The ad lists in detail the anti-abortion positions taken by Mr. Braley’s Republican opponent, Joni Ernst. In the State Senate, the ad says, she sponsored a “personhood” amendment (declaring a fertilized egg to be a person) that would have the effect of outlawing abortion even in cases of rape or incest, and would also ban many common forms of birth control. Ms. Ernst is even shown saying at a...
  • Obama turning U.S. military into illegal alien refuge, say critics

    09/28/2014 6:22:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 26, 2014 | Jim Kouri
    Barack Obama's Defense Department on Thursday announced its plan to recruit illegal aliens, who they admit are undocumented, to join the United States Armed Forces, according to a statement released by the Pentagon. Critics are unhappy with this latest announcement, with some claiming the American armed services will become more like the French Foreign Legion, which historically allow fugitives from justice and others to join up with no required documentation. ... What are they trying to so in this administration? Turn our excellent military into a knock-off of the French Foreign Legion? Obama, who has never been anything more than...
  • Dissent for Obama’s Middle East Policies Grows as Presidential Campaign Looms

    09/29/2014 6:19:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Paul Dykewicz
    The approaching 2016 presidential election appears to be spurring former members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet to go public with their opposition to his Middle Eastern policies that allowed terrorist organizations to gain control of large sections of Iraq and Syria. Former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s emergence as the latest former Obama cabinet member to disclose that he recommended arming moderate Syrian rebels only to be rebuffed by the president shows the dissent for the president’s policies extends well beyond Republicans. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a key Democrat considering a presidential run in 2016,...
  • Get Thee To A Nunnery, Joe Biden

    09/29/2014 4:44:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    To a nunnery, go, and quickly too. Farewell, Joe Biden. Our Democratic Vice President is a self-proclaimed Catholic. Yet unlike former President John F. Kennedy, also a Catholic Democrat, Joseph R. Biden consistently exploits his political power to control his church. JFK respected the separation of church and state. JRB embraces blurred lines. For the sake of the common good, Biden should model Kennedy. He should also take a cue from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and conceal himself in a cloister instead of prying into our personal lives. Ironically, Biden has been spending a great deal of time with nuns—without getting himself...
  • When a Little Odd Mixes with a Little Islam

    09/29/2014 4:30:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | John Ransom
    Alton Nolen, the man who is suspected of beheading a former coworker after being fired in Oklahoma, it’s now being described by the major media as a guy who is just “a little odd.” That’s the description they got from people who worshipped at the same mosque as Nolen anyway.“A spokesman for an Oklahoma City Islamic group,” reports CBSNews, “says a man accused of beheading one woman and attacking another at a food processing plant from which he was fired was seen as ‘a little odd’ and ‘a little weird’ by those who attended the same mosque he did.”In a...
  • David French Slays Goliath

    09/29/2014 2:27:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This is the fifth column in a series. The first four installments, “This is Providence,” “Pharisees and Pharaohs,” “Prayers and Preparation,” and “Pride and Perjury” can be accessed in my column archive. Some of the themes discussed in this series were also part of a speech I gave at an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) event in July. The full speech can be viewed by clicking on this link. I first met David French back in 2004. He had just taken a job as president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE. I loved working informally with...
  • Americans Concerned about Declining Influence of Religion

    09/29/2014 1:32:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Star Parker
    A new Pew Research Center survey of opinion about the importance of religion in American life shows an interesting picture. Over the last 12 years, the percentage of Americans that think religion is losing influence in American life has increased dramatically. In 2002, 52 percent of those surveyed said religion is losing influence. In 2014, 72 percent of Americans said religion is losing influence. However, while increasing numbers of Americans feel religion is losing influence, most feel this is a bad thing. Fifty-six percent say that the waning influence of religion is a bad thing compared to 12 percent that...
  • Saving California One Republican At A Time

    09/29/2014 1:25:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    California is morphing into a warmer Detroit with beaches and pneumatic blondes, but it doesn't have to be this way. Only liberalism could've taken the most beautiful, most hard-working, most entrepreneurial state in the union and turned it into a shabby province composed of deadbeat Oliver Twists holding up their bowls demanding more. Now that might be changing. It might be changing because the GOP, believe it or not, may be learning to win again. It used to know how. I remember when California produced leaders like Ronald Reagan. Today, conservative Californians breathed a sigh of relief that they were...
  • Is Justice For Christians Possible? World Court to Decide

    09/29/2014 1:18:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    We all know how tolerant radical Shari’a Muslims are toward Christians, especially when it comes to kidnapping, torture, hangings, and beheadings. As brutal as they are toward Western Christians, they are even worse (if that’s possible) toward Islamic converts. It’s also no secret that Shari’a based Islamic governments don’t like to be criticized for the iron veil of oppression by which they control their populations. So in 2009 when an Iranian web publisher petitioned Sweden for asylum in order to escape political persecution from the strangulating Iranian government, one would think the welcome mat would have been laid out...
  • There's A Psychological Reason Why The US Is Yielding To Iran

    09/28/2014 6:01:52 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    BI - The Atlantic ^ | 9-28-2014 | David Frum
    DAVID FRUM, The Atlantic September 28, 2014If there has been one consistent theme to the Obama administration’s foreign policy, it has been the yearning for some kind of deal with the ruling Iranian regime. President Obama reportedly sent a sequence of messages to Iran’s supreme ruler, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in the early months of 2009. The U.S. president held his tongue during the first 10 days of violently repressed protests against the falsified Iranian presidential election of 2009. Obama resisted the tough Kirk-Menendez sanctions against Iran’s central bank until the Senate approved them on a vote of 100-0. When...
  • Will Eric Holder “regret” his time as AG?

    09/28/2014 5:09:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    John Yoo (of Bush 43 administration fame) has penned a rather counterintuitive editorial this weekend on the future of outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. In it, he begins by building a laundry list of complaints about some of the worst moments of Holder’s tenure as AG. (There’s really no need to repeat them here, as regular readers are already far too familiar with the subjects in question.) But after that, he switches to the subject of Holder’s failure to hold, in general terms, to his constitutional duties. But worst of all was not Holder’s political or prosecution choices, but his...
  • Five Reasons Why You’re Too Dumb to Vote - Reason 1: You get your politics from Lena Dunham

    09/28/2014 4:04:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 28, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    If you would like to be filled with despair for the prospects of democracy, spend a few minutes attempting to decipher the psephological musings of Lena Dunham, the distinctly unappealing actress commissioned by Planned Parenthood to share with her presumably illiterate following “5 Reasons Why I Vote (and You Should, Too).” That’s 21st-century U.S. politics in miniature: a half-assed listicle penned by a half-bright celebrity and published by a gang of abortion profiteers. It is an excellent fit, if you think about it: Our national commitment to permanent, asinine, incontinent juvenility, which results in, among other things, a million or...
  • Capitalism Is Clean(er) (Seattle's socialist Kshama Sawant married into Microsoft money)

    09/28/2014 3:55:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/28/14 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Strange thing about Flood Wall Street, the financial-district protest that followed the People’s Climate March: Nobody had much to say about the climate — what they came to talk about was capitalism. “Stop Capitalism,” “End Capitalism,” “Capitalism Kills,” the placards read. Kshama Sawant, the socialist Seattle city-council member who funds her crusade against capitalism by being married to a man with Microsoft money, called for a “radical, militant” movement linking environmental concerns to such traditional socialist enterprises as heavy government intervention into targeted industries, including energy and transportation. Question: What happened to the environment the last time people with radically...
  • NYC Climate Forum and the Next Steps for Left Politics

    09/28/2014 3:29:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Socialist Alternative ^ | 9/28/14 | Bryan Koulouris
    **SNIP** The climate march on Sunday with 400,000 people on the streets of New York along with demonstrations around the country and the world marked a new stage in the political radicalization of big sections of American society, particularly a big section of young people. Despite the lack of a clear program or way forward for the movement being articulated by its organizers, there was an enormous thirst for answers and evidence of a widespread anti-corporate and even anti-capitalist consciousness. This was reflected, for example, in the thousands of homemade signs against corporate domination. In recent months, we’ve seen determined...