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  • Mehdi Hasan peddles Islam for dummies

    08/22/2014 7:43:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/22/2014 | Robert Spencer
    UK media darling Mehdi Hasan frequently dissembles about how Islamic jihadists use the texts and teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah to justify hatred, violence and supremacism, and this piece is a particularly clever example, chock full of his trademark diversions and sleights of hand. Here he extrapolates from the apparent fact that two jihad terrorists ordered copies of Islam for Dummies and The Koran for Dummies to argue that “the 1,400-year-old Islamic faith has little to do with the modern jihadist movement.”He claims, you see, that the fact that these jihadis ordered these books shows that they didn’t know...
  • White House: That round of golf after Foley video was released doesnt show depth of Obamas grief

    08/22/2014 7:00:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    White House: That round of golf after the Foley video was released doesnt show the depth of Obamas grief Oh, I dont know. He seems pretty grief-stricken here, no? [see embedded Tweet at link] Ask yourself this, though. Is optics really just a Beltway parlor game? My hunch about most low-information voters, a.k.a. most voters, is that theyd struggle to name who the vice president is when asked. Were lucky if theyre cognizant of what happened to James Foley at all, let alone Obamas reaction to it.
  • Cartoonist Gary Varvel: President Obama responds to terrorists (Obama's Golf War)

    08/22/2014 6:41:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Indianapolis Star | August 22, 2014 | Gary Varvel
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  • St. Louis Cop: We Don't Want to Shoot

    08/22/2014 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Mike in St. Louis. Great to have you, sir, on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Hey, Rush, it's an honor to be on your show. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: I'm a police officer in the St. Louis area, and I'm pretty fed up with the way that police officers are being portrayed right now in the media. I've got two points real quick, and I want to make 'em on your show because in a week and a half of media coverage, I haven't heard any of these points being made. The first is in...
  • CNN Sees the Myth Slipping Away

    08/22/2014 6:22:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: CNN is noticeably down today, and you can see it, see the reason why in their own headlines. It's starting to return to normal in Ferguson. And you can see, I mean, the credibility of key witnesses in question. It's beginning to dawn on them that the myth might not prevail here. And the reason the myth might not prevail is because even the New York Times, ladies and gentlemen, even though they tried to bury this in paragraph 26 yesterday and then another story today. It doesn't matter whether the police officer had a broken eye...
  • Social Media and Anonymity

    08/22/2014 5:55:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned yesterday that the doctor who was part of the missionary engagement over in Africa, Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola, was brought back to the US with a coworker, Nancy Writebol. They were given this super-secret special serum to combat Ebola that is grown exclusively in a tobacco plant in Kentucky. I mean, that's the primary source material for the serum. Anyway, he was released from the hospital yesterday. He's totally recovered. No more Ebola. He had a press conference and I mentioned after I'd seen it, it's been a long time, it's been many years...
  • Lynch Mob: DOJ Ferguson Unit Has Tainted Past

    08/22/2014 5:50:47 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 22, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Due Process: The Criminal Section of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division that is handling the shooting of Michael Brown was once smacked down by a federal judge for gross prosecutorial misconduct. Demonstrating the same relentless pursuit of truth and justice that occurred after the New Black Panther voter-intimidation case or the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in Fast and Furious, Attorney General Eric Holder and his team of leftist lawyers and ideologues have descended on Ferguson, Mo., to assure, as Gov. Jay Nixon put it, justice is done for Brown and his family. Justice for Ferguson Police...
  • Democrat: Grant Amnesty to Illegal Children or They'll Become Terrorists

    08/22/2014 5:45:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The AP has a story that immigration is a nonfactor in the November elections, congressional House races, it's a nonfactor. And in the Senate races, it's just amazing. It's dropped off with all this stuff going on, Ferguson and ISIS and Al-Qaeda and all the rest of it, the voters don't care about immigration anymore. That's the point of the story. Immigration's dropped off the radar. You people don't care about it. It isn't going to be a factor in congressional races in November. AP has story. Daily Caller has this: "Democratic State Representative and candidate for...
  • Mystery Solved: Obama Came Back to Washington for a Bachelor Party

    08/22/2014 5:38:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We now know, ladies and gentlemen, why Obama went back to Washington, left Martha's Vineyard, split from the vacation. Major Garrett had the details on CBS This Morning. GARRETT: In addition to golf, the president's vacation scorecard includes three dinners out, two beach days, one bike ride, a jazz concert, and a fundraiser for Senate Democrats. Not to mention a five hour bachelor party Monday in the Washington home of former White House chef Sam Cass. RUSH: A-ha! That's what it is. He had to come back for a bachelor party. He left his own vacation --...
  • The One They Were Waiting For Can't Get Himself Off the Damn Golf Course

    08/22/2014 5:34:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Speaking of the golf course, this business of making a really halfhearted statement about the beheading of James Foley and then immediately dashing back to the golf course is causing a great sense of panic among the Drive-By Media. So many of them had such lofty goals. So many of them invested totally in Obama. So many of them thought that they were going to reach utopia! Nirvana was within our grasp, that Obama finally represented all of the idealism they knew existed out there. Back in 2008, here it was, and an added bonus, he was...
  • State Department Spokesman Caught in MAJOR LIE about ISIS and Turkey

    08/22/2014 8:31:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    In another heated exchange between State Department spokesman Marie Harf and AP reporter Matt Lee, the issue of whether any governments are funding ISIS / ISIL is proving to be a hot button issue. In this particular exchange, Qatar is the focus but other countries specifically Turkey should start getting spotlighted soon. Harf contends that there is no evidence of governments funding ISIL but Lee calls her on that assertion based on a quote from President Obama. To say there is no evidence that any government is supporting this group (ISIS) is a major lie ... Lets go...
  • Congress Gets Unlimited Power Because Slavery?

    08/22/2014 3:16:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Ilya Shapiro
    After engaging in a racially motivated street fight with a black man, Charles Cannon found himself facing—as expected—assault charges and a sentencing enhancement to penalize him further under Texas’s hate crime law. To federal prosecutors, however, this was not good enough, so they charged Cannon under the federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA). You see, they had to make a federal case out of a fistfight to stop the return of slavery.If that sounds odd, it probably should. The HCPA was passed pursuant to Section 2 of the Thirteenth Amendment, which authorizes Congress to enforce the Thirteenth Amendment ban on...
  • Lower Tax Rates > Targeted Tax Credits

    08/22/2014 3:05:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Some folks on the right in Washington, generally known as reformicons (short for reform conservatives), want the Republican Party to de-emphasize marginal tax rate reductions and instead focus on providing tax relief to parents.There are many leaders in this movement and, if you want to learn more about the tax proposals being discussed, I specifically recommend the writings of Robert Stein, James Capretta, James Pethokoukis, Ramesh Ponnuru, Yuval Levin, Charles Blahous, Jason Fichtner, and Reihan Salam (and I’m sure I’m unintentionally leaving off many other worthy contributions).I explained last year what I like (and don’t like) about reform conservatism, but I...
  • Create a New Kurdistan and Destabilize Iran (Part II)

    08/22/2014 2:58:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Larry Kelley
    By 207 B.C., Rome and its allies on the Italian peninsula had lost approximately 100,000 soldiers to the invading armies of the great Carthaginian general, Hannibal. To make matters more desperate, the Carthaginians were in the final stages of securing massive reinforcements from Phillip V of Macedon. That year the Roman Senate sent a secret group of provocateurs to Northern Greece who started violent insurrections among Phillip’s disaffected subject peoples to his south. The Macedonian armies never sailed and for next 600 years the course of western civilization would be charted by Rome.Special Forces Will Again Change the WorldAs I...
  • A Tale of Two Fatal Police Shootings

    08/22/2014 2:29:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    As if the happenings in Ferguson, Missouri arent bad enough, now we have the situation in Salt Lake City, Utah with which to contend. As the whole country knows, for the last week or so, large groups of blacks have taken to the streets of Ferguson in order to express their outrage over the shooting death of a young black man, 18 year-old Michael Brown, by a white 28 year-old police officer, Darren Wilson. Mayhem and violence have been the order of the day. President Obama has weighed in on the issue, describing it as heartbreaking. Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • Spain Robs the Pension System to Pay its Bills

    08/22/2014 2:19:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The "recovery" news in Spain keeps piling up. Via translation from El Economista, Government has already taken 37% of the total 'pensions piggy bank'. If extractions continue at the current rate, the fund would be exhausted in 4 years. The Government of Mariano Rajoy has released 24.65 billion euros of the Social Security Reserve Fund in less than two years. Such amount represents nearly 37% of the total 66.815 billion fund accumulation. That figure marks the highest cumulative piggy bank draw-down in history, following its commissioning in 2000 and after eleven years in which successive governments did not need to...
  • Hitler and Putin: A Tale of Two Authoritarians

    08/22/2014 1:57:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    worldaffairsjournal.org ^ | August 21, 2014 | Alexander J. Motyl
    Will Russias unconstitutionally elected president, Vladimir Putin, unleash a full-scale land war against Ukraine? I can give you ten reasons for every possible answer to this question. Which is to say that, like everyone else trying to divine Putins mind, I dont know. But there is one thing that I definitely do know. Suddenly, we are all talking about war in Europe. The one thing that was supposed to have become unthinkable and unimaginable after the end of the Cold War and the rise of the European Union has become perfectly thinkable and quite imaginable. And all thanks to Putin....
  • Washington Post editorials will no longer use Redskins for the local NFL team

    08/22/2014 1:22:31 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Editorial Board
    THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term Redskins, we wrote in 1992, is really pretty offensive. The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too. But the matter seems clearer to us now than ever, and while we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful opinion and common decency, we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves. Thats the standard we apply to all offensive...
  • Another Dumb Idea From Los Angeles (paying people to vote)

    08/22/2014 12:38:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 21, 2014 | Editorial
    Elections: The city of Los Angeles is considering paying voters to encourage turnout. Needless to say, it's a ridiculous idea that will reward low-information voting, foster political demagogues and breed corruption.Sure, some in the political class will say what's not to like? Higher voter turnout sounds good and, more to the point, the political left likely will benefit from paying people to vote.This is what's done, officially or not, in places like Venezuela, Central America and southern Mexico, where the political class doles the goodies and subliterate voters sell their votes for bags of beans. Lots of left-wing demagogues have...
  • How Al Sharpton became Obamas go-to man on race.

    08/22/2014 12:25:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | August 21, 2014 | Glenn Thrush
    A few days after 18-year-old Mike Brown was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri, White House officials enlisted an unusual source for on-the-ground intelligence amid the chaos and tear gas: the Rev. Al Sharpton, a fiery activist who became a household name by provoking rather than pacifying. Sharptononce such a pariah that Clinton administration officials rushed through their ribbon-cuttings in Harlem for fear hed show up and force them to, gasp, shake his handarrived on the scene 72 hours after the shooting at the request of Browns grandfather, who had admired his advocacy on behalf of the family of slain Florida...
  • As the world burns: Obamas stupid stuff foreign policy and its disastrous effects

    08/22/2014 11:50:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Gayle Trotter
    The crowded stadium roars its approval -- Allah is great! -- as a man shoots a woman in a public execution. Militants destroy a historic religious shrine. Women and children face public abuse, private violence, and daily fear. Girls, denied access to education, remain trapped in a seventh-century dystopia. A bloodthirsty terrorist organization promises death to Americans. Think this resembles the Middle East today? No, these references date to the turn of the millennium in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Today, these same toxic forces behead children, sell women into sex slavery, drive ethnic and religious minorities from their homeland. Refugees hide in...
  • #Ferguson when [a-holes] collide (epic screed with strong language)

    08/22/2014 10:55:45 AM PDT · by mojito · 18 replies
    Ivy Mike Cafe ^ | 8/21/2014 | Ivy Mike
    <p>Well, I have been trying to lay low on this thing for a while, because I knew as soon as all of the breathless reports started about Michael Browns death, more facts and lets stress that, FACTS would come to light that would blow the immediate narrative right out of the water.</p>
  • The Islamic State of the World

    08/22/2014 11:36:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Brian and Garrett Fahry
    The American people have learned that once again, they were not told the truth. We were told that by the fall of 2012, Al Qaeda was purportedly on the run, finished off by a diplomacy that exchanged bullets for talking points, kinetic warfare for bridge-building conciliation. None of it was true. These talking points masked the reality that the vacuum created by Americas withdrawal was quickly being filled by resurgent Islamists. Now, it seems, modernity is on the run, being terrorized by adherents to a violent ideology buried in the sands of centuries past. The Islamic State (ISIS) is thriving...
  • Obama Leading from Behind in the War Against Islamic State Terrorism

    08/22/2014 11:27:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - There can be only one response to the barbaric beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State terrorists. We must hunt them down and kill them. President Obama said as much in his brief remarks in the wake of the terrorists' grisly video that showed Foley's execution by a masked jihadist who spoke with a British accent and is believed to be a British citizen. The United States will "do what we must to protect our people," Obama said Wednesday. "We will be vigilant and we will be relentless" in bringing them to justice. No sooner had...
  • Eric Holder: Leading the Rush to Judgment

    08/22/2014 11:16:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Diana West
    One thing an old Ivy League revolutionary can't stand is people noticing that he represents the Establishment. That he embodies the System to a point where he can make it stop and make it go. He will go to great lengths to convince himself, if not others, this is not so. Take Eric H. Holder Jr., Columbia College Class of 1973, Columbia Law School Class of 1976, now into his sixth year as U.S. attorney general of the Obama Imperium. The man really wants us to think he is not also "the man." Yes, he is "the attorney general of...
  • Offshore Oil Exploration Approved for East CoastGreenies Freak

    08/22/2014 11:06:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    After decades of paranoid hemming and hawing, last month the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management finally approved oil exploration in Federal waters along the Atlantic coast from Delaware to Florida.‘The announcement is the first real step toward what could be a transformation in coastal states,” says the Associated Press report, “creating thousands of jobs to support a new energy infrastructure. But it dismayed environmentalists and people who owe their livelihoods to fisheries and tourism.”Alas, this “dismay” afflicts only the greenies from Delaware to Florida. From New Jersey up through New England the greenie hysteria against offshore oil exploration prevailed....
  • Are Republicans Abandoning the Obamacare Issue? Doubtful

    08/22/2014 10:53:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    In a bit of dubious cherry-picking, a new Bloomberg article concludes that the Affordable Care Act is losing its effectiveness as a political issue for Republicans and is diminishing as a major issue. How do we know the end is near-ish? Well, so many Americans are "benefiting from the law," theorizes Heidi Przybyla, that political ads are simply not doing the job anymore. This news is somewhat unexpected -- and unpersuasive -- when you consider that a Kaiser Family Foundation poll recently found that only 15 percent of Americans believe Obamacare has directly helped them, whereas 28 percent say it...
  • What James Foley's murder says about the Islamic State

    08/22/2014 10:52:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 22, 2014 | By Marc Champion
    ... The question for President Barack Obama and other Western leaders isn't whether to fight the Islamic State, but when. Should it be now, when the group is not yet entrenched in Iraq, and when Assad finally has begun to move against it in Syria? Or will it be once its fighters have established themselves in Iraq and Syria and move on to Jordan, as they moved on the Kurds? If they were to succeed in Jordan, why not the Gulf states, where they already recruit and solicit donations? In Iraq and beyond, the nightmare prospect is of an al-Qaida...
  • 'Death Be Not Proud'

    08/22/2014 10:48:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall join this year's roster of celebrity deaths. Their names and fame preoccupy us in public mourning, though most of us were no closer to them in life than to a movie or television screen. Mourning differs in different times, but how we experience the tears and the reminiscences tells us a lot about ourselves. Discussions about these stars continue in the public prints because both touched us with their talent. We were their audience in the darkness of the movie theater or before a smaller screen, sitting next to friends and family, mixing up our...
  • Race-Based Justice

    08/22/2014 10:37:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Among the demands of the "protesters" in Ferguson is that the investigation and prosecution of police officer Darren Wilson be taken away from St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch. McCulloch is biased, it is said. How so? In 1964, his father, a St. Louis police officer, was shot to death by an African-American. Moreover, McCulloch comes from a family of cops. He wanted to be a police officer himself, but when cancer cost him a leg as a kid, he became a prosecutor. Yet, in 23 years, McCulloch has convicted many cops of many crimes, and has said that if...
  • Obama and 'History

    08/22/2014 10:27:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Bad actors around the globe keep getting confused about the calendar, and it falls to the Obama administration to set them straight. The Russians, Secretary of State John Kerry protested back in March, have forgotten what century we're living in: "You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th-century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext." Kerry was echoing President Obama's observation that by seizing Crimea, Russian president Putin was putting himself "on the wrong side of history." It's a theme this president sounded in his first inaugural address, warning that "those who cling to power...
  • Obama's Small-Screen Worldview

    08/22/2014 10:06:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Does the president think the world is a TV show? One of the things you learn watching television as a kid is that the hero wins. No matter how dire things look, the star is going to be OK. MacGyver always defuses the bomb with some saltwater taffy before the timer reaches zero. There was no way Fonzie was going to mess up his water-ski jump and get devoured by sharks. Life doesn't actually work like that. That's one reason HBO's "Game of Thrones" is so compelling. Despite being set in an absurd fantasy world of giants, dragons and ice...
  • Obama Satire? Still Objectionable

    08/22/2014 9:40:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The amount of mockery presidents endure usually corresponds with their polling. It applies to Republicans (Nixon, Bush, Bush), but sometimes also to Democrats (Carter). In 2012, the Center for Media and Public Affairs found network late-night shows told twice as many jokes about Mitt Romney as they told about President Obama. Was it because Obama was more popular than Romney? Or did it make Obama more popular than his opponent? Obama isn't running for office again, so there's no need for satirists to go easy on him at the risk of endangering his electability. The last NBC poll put Obama's...
  • A compelling argument - Paper says all ivory markets should close

    08/22/2014 8:19:28 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 31 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 08/22/2014 | Erika Stutzman
    It was quite a spectacle. In November 2013, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City had an enormous, spiky display of tons and tons of elephant tusks and ornately carved ivory icons and knickknacks. Some were aged and discolored; others gleamed exquisitely, fit for long-ago king. Then, the feds smashed the whole pile six tons in total into bits. From the tusks to the trinkets, the ivory had been seized over the past two decades by U.S. customs and other authorities and piled up here in Colorado. The pulverizing of the stockpile was to draw attention...
  • Understanding the Israeli-Egyptian-Saudi alliance

    08/22/2014 7:39:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/21/2014 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    The partnership that has emerged in this war between Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia is a direct consequence of Obamas abandonment of the USs traditional allies. Hamass war with Israel is not a stand-alone event. It is happening in the context of the vast changes that are casting asunder old patterns of behavior and strategic understandings as actors in the region begin to reassess the threats they face. Hamas was once funded by Saudi Arabia and enabled by Egypt. Now the regimes of these countries view it as part of a larger axis of Sunni jihad that threatens not only...
  • Two Americas

    08/22/2014 7:33:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 22, 2014 | Bob Lonsberry
    Two AmericasPosted By Bob Lonsberry On August 22, 2014 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Reposted from Bob Lonsberry.com.The Democrats are right, there are two Americas.The America that works, and the America that doesnt. The America that contributes, and the America that doesnt.Its not the haves and the have nots, its the dos and the donts. Some people do their duty as Americans, to obey the law and support themselves and contribute to society, and others dont.Thats the divide in America.Its not about income inequality, its about civic irresponsibility. Its about a political party that preaches...
  • Holders Lynch Mob in Ferguson

    08/22/2014 7:32:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 22, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Holder’s Lynch Mob in FergusonPosted By Matthew Vadum On August 22, 2014 @ 12:59 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments The cop-hating radical lawyers of Eric Holder’s Justice Department are reportedly continuing to feed the passions of the lynch mob in Ferguson, Mo., that is screaming for the blood of the white cop who shot and killed a young black man earlier this month in what now almost certainly appears to be an act of self-defense.A white police officer’s racism, an allegation for which there is no evidence whatsoever, supposedly caused the unfortunate incident. But the leftists who...
  • A Former Community Organizers View of Ferguson

    08/22/2014 7:31:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 22, 2014 | Y. Kerry Sara
    For the past several days I have been watching news reports on the mayhem that is happening in Ferguson, Missouri. Personally, I have tried to ignore the events going on there since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson. Michael Brown was shot after he robbed a convenience store on August 9th 2014. Officer Wilson shot Brown after Brown assaulted Wilson subsequent to the officer approaching the suspect while responding to the robbery call via emergency communication. The reason I attempted to ignore the situation is that it reminds me of my days when I was working as...
  • Not Nearly as Daunting as the 1960s Riots

    08/22/2014 7:21:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Continued violence in Ferguson, Missouri, brings back memories of the urban riots of the 1960s. As it happens, I had a front-row seat back then, as an intern in the office of Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh during the six-day riot in July 1967. At one point I was alone in the so-called command center with Cavanagh and Michigan Gov. George Romney. Forty-three people died in that riot. Many were bystanders who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. One was a deaf man who did not heed a policeman's command, which he couldn't hear. Sadly, nearly...
  • Unemployed by ObamaCare (WSJ)

    08/22/2014 5:08:29 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 21, 2014
    Most of the political class seems to have decided that ObamaCare is working well enough, the opposition is fading, and the subsidies and regulation are settling in as the latest wing of the entitlement state. This flight from reality can't last forever, especially as the evidence continues to pile up that the law is harming the labor market. On Thursday the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reported the results of a special business survey on the Affordable Care Act and its influence on employment, compensation and benefits. Liberals claim ObamaCare is of little consequence to jobs, but the Philly Fed...
  • Losing a Sense of Community

    08/22/2014 4:44:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    There is a lot of anger in Ferguson, Missouri, and much of it understandable. But there is also a lot of spectacle and drama. "Ferguson" has become a rallying cry for hucksters, a ratings point for the media, and a point of argument for friends on social media. What Ferguson really is, is a deeply wounded city in Missouri. Its citizens are divided; its trust in authority is collapsed; it has one less 18-year-old and an injured policeman. There are no winners in Ferguson, just a lot of tears and heartache. Most Americans tend to trust and support their police....
  • From Ferguson To Fallujah, The Death of Accountability

    08/22/2014 4:36:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Mark Davis
    A young black man dies from a police gunshot, and a community bursts into presumptuous anger as if it knows racism is afoot. That community contains rioters who are not sufficiently condemned by officials at any level, local, state or national. As images of tear gas clouds in suburbia subside, we are hit with fresh pictures of an Islamist monster beheading an American citizen while warning our President and our people that he and his brethren are just warming up. Attorney General Eric Holder responds by opening a criminal investigation, as if this were a stabbing on a Georgetown street....
  • The Jihadi Serial Killer no One's Talking About

    08/22/2014 4:12:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of "vengeance" on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has now proclaimed. Have you heard about this horror? Probably not. The usual suspects who decry hate crimes and gun violence haven't uttered a peep. Why? Like O.J.'s glove: If the narrative don't fit, you must acquit. The admitted killer will be cast as just another "lone wolf" whose familiar grievances and bloodthirsty Islamic invocations mean nothing. I say: Enough with the whitewashing. Meet...
  • The wrong way to achieve political accommodation in Afghanistan (WashPost)

    08/22/2014 12:57:32 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2013 | The Editorial Board
    WHEN PRESIDENT Obama announced in 2011 the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq, he was sanguine about that nations future. U.S. soldiers could be proud of their success, he said, and he was confident that Iraqis would build a future worthy of their history as a cradle of civilization. Todays reality of civil war, humanitarian horror and political fracturing is at odds with Mr. Obamas sunny predictions. So it is almost breathtaking that he remains committed to the same strategy, founded on the same debunked theory of human behavior, in Afghanistan. The strategy is to pull out all U.S....
  • Is Ferguson about class or culture? (Get's down to the real problem behind it all)

    And that goes to the heart of the real issue. It isnt just about class; it is also about culture. There is an attitude in some communities of you owe me, an attitude that when one is growing up ones parents dont work or are always between jobs, always trying to get from the man what was taken. One isnt encouraged at age 15 to save money and get a job, but rather to take. And we saw that attitude in the Michael Brown video where he goes into a shop and takes whats his and throws the elderly owner...
  • Gen. Allen: Destroy the Islamic State Now

    08/21/2014 7:42:08 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 27 replies
    Defense One ^ | August 20, 2014 | By Gen. John Allen (Ret.)
    Gen. Allen: Destroy the Islamic State Now By Gen. John Allen (Ret.) August 20, 2014 The brutal murder of the brave American journalist James Foley is meant to directly terrorize the world’s media, the international community, and the United States. If all the actions of the Islamic State, or IS, to date weren’t sufficiently reprehensible, this act and the potential for other similar acts will snap American attention with laser-like focus onto the real danger IS poses to the existence of Iraq, the order of the region and to the homelands of Europe and America. Make no mistake, the abomination of...
  • 2008 Flashback: Reviewing Obama's Citizen of the World Speech in Berlin

    08/21/2014 5:27:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know what I thought we would do, and it would be instructive. Do you remember Obama's speech in Berlin in July 2008? Given that one of the things we're talking about today is people's frustration, people on the left -- they'd vote for him again, make no mistake. But the Drive-Bys and a lot of people, they're really wringing their hands over the fact that Obama gave a lukewarm, passionless, didn't look like he really cared set of remarks about the beheading of James Foley, and then, 10 minutes later, is on the golf course. You...
  • Obama's Worldview: We're the Problem

    08/21/2014 5:00:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, folks, I want to get started here on a popular perception of Obama's worldview. There's a lot of people I have run across in the throes of show prep pulling their hair out and wringing their hands trying to figure out why Obama doesn't do anything, doesn't really take action to deal with these really bad, evil people and the threats that they pose. I'm not gonna have time to complete this in-depth analysis before the next obscene profit time-out, but let me give you a heads-up. Let me give you the umbrella under which everything...
  • Nonwhite cop kills unarmed white youth, national media, AG and POTUS ignore

    08/21/2014 12:56:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A brutal natural experiment is underway demonstrating the role of race, riots, and radicals in determining whose death is noted, and whose ignored in racialized America when unarmed young men are shot and killed by police. While American and world media, along with the President and Attorney General of the United States, obsess over the death of Michael Brown at the hands of the Ferguson, Missouri police, few people outside of Utah have heard of the remarkably parallel and contemporaneous death of Dillon Taylor, an unarmed young man (and father-to-be) from a gun shot by a Salt Lake City policeman,...
  • Drive-Bys Discover Obama's Coldness

    08/21/2014 4:01:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Six years, six years, ladies and gentlemen, finally, maybe, after six years some in the Drive-By Media are finally coming to realize -- no -- some in the Drive-By Media finally coming to reeeeeealiiiiize, as Jill Abramson would say, who Obama is. Cookie, find me that Jill Abramson bite that we've been playing all week. Let the broadcast engineer know when you have it. Anyway, folks, here we are. Great to have you, as we head on down the tracks to another full week of broadcast excellence. The telephone number is 800-282-2882. The e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. The...