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  • Obama's Logical, Fanatical Foreign Policy

    08/29/2014 7:16:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | John Ransom
    After World War I the third rate minds who brought us the conflict to begin with came up with another stupid idea: They decided to divide up former German, Austrian and Turkish empires into separate countries, like Czechoslovakia, and create makeshifts, like the Danzig Corridor. Germany lost territory to Poland to create a land corridor to Danzig that gave Poland access to the sea.Never mind that it cleaved a country in two. It was these territorial wedges-- wedges that diced up ethnicity-- that Hitler used to gain legitimacy in the eyes of Germans. By cutting up countries in defiance of...
  • Good-Bye, Treaty - a non-binding climate-change accord

    08/29/2014 7:15:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | August 29, 2014 | Rupert Darwall
    I am speaking on behalf of the United States of America because my negotiators cannot,” Abigail Borah, a youth delegate to the 2011 Durban climate negotiations, yelled from the conference floor. “I am scared for my future,” she cried, silencing Todd Stern, the Obama administration’s chief climate negotiator. “We need an urgent path to a fair, ambitious, and legally binding treaty.” Now the Obama administration is signaling that there will be not be a new climate treaty. According to a report in Wednesday’s New York Times, the path to a treaty has come to an end, 14 months before the...
  • The Obama economy means fewer jobs, lower wages

    08/29/2014 6:52:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 8/29/2014 | Jon Dougherty
    During his entire first term and beyond, President Obama and his sycophantic defenders blamed “the bad economy” on George W. Bush, as if his policies alone were the cause of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. But Bush has been out of office now for nearly six years, and for certain has had zero influence on the country’s economy during that period.In short, then, Obama now owns the economy and has for quite some time. So kind of shape is it in? Not good. According to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), a report that...
  • Exploiting the 'Sex Box'

    08/29/2014 6:46:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    We recently came across a rather new TV network, Me-TV. It's great stuff for old fogies (like one of us) -- reruns of the best of television from the '60s and '70s. "Twelve O'Clock High" never looked better. You probably missed this network in all the TV clutter. Few Americans have ever heard of the cable channel WE tv. Apparently, one way to remedy that is to put on a new show in 2015 called "Sex Box." It's another attempt to "help" Americans with their alleged puritanical reluctance to talk about sex. The Hollywood Reporter described it as a show...
  • School lesson urges students adopt Black Panthers’ demands in response to Ferguson shooting

    08/29/2014 6:36:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    EAG News ^ | 8/29/2014 | KYLE OLSON
    If you think the teachable moment from the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri may be how to foster racial reconciliation, that’s not what some educators have in mind.The activist group “Teaching for Change” thinks students need a little more Black Panther in them.“As the new school year begins, first and foremost on our minds and in our hearts will be the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri,” a lesson writer for the group, Julian Hipkins, says.The lesson then suggests “a few ideas and resources for the classroom to help students think critically about the events in Ferguson and ways...
  • Obama's Segue From Constructive Tax Proposals to Low-Grade Demagoguery

    08/29/2014 6:35:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Michael Barone
    "The tax system should be simplified and work for all Americans with lower individual and corporate tax rates and fewer brackets." That's from the Obama administration's 2009 proposals for tax reform, straight from whitehouse.gov. "Because our corporate tax system is so riddled with special interest loopholes," the document goes on, "our system has one of the highest statutory rates among developed countries to generate about the same amount of corporate tax revenue as our developed country partners as a share of our economy." That is still accurate except that, now that Japan has lowered its corporate tax rate, the U.S....
  • The Continued Farce

    08/29/2014 6:28:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Just last week, the temperatures in Middle Georgia, where I write, were over 100 degrees. This week, they are struggling to get to 90. But, as say climate change advocates, that is called weather, not climate. Of course, this is the second year in a row Georgia has experienced a milder than normal summer. The data shows, rather inconveniently, that there has not been a warming trend in 17 years. Climate change alarmists say that is wrong. Just a few months ago, the alarmists claimed the world is still warming. The Pacific Ocean, they claimed, is acting as a heat...
  • Small Vermont Town Latest Sad Example of Oversensitivity Epidemic

    08/29/2014 5:52:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Mark Davis
    Here is a snapshot of a series of truly ridiculous things that happened in a small New England town this week, followed by an extended examination of how it represents a deep societal pathology. In Winooski, Vermont, a small town northeast of Burlington, a restaurant was awarded a sign placement for its participation in a beautification project. Proud of its bacon (among other things, I’m sure), Sneakers Bistro chose a sign that said “Yield for Sneakers Bacon.” A Muslim woman, fond of neither pork nor free speech, complained online, garnering a sufficient contingent of busybodies to pressure the restaurant...
  • Bloodstained Hypocrisy of Hollywood's Violence Profiteers

    08/29/2014 5:27:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Did you miss Tinseltown's latest political correctness powwow? Preening celebrities showed their solidarity with Ferguson, Mo., at the MTV Video Music Awards show this week. Rapper Common led the convocation, preachifying about the positive impact of hip-hop music on society as a "powerful instrument of social change" and "truth." Cameras showed drug-addled gangsta rapper Snoop Dogg bowing his head and flashing a peace sign during a "moment of silence" for Ferguson. MTV President Stephen Friedman aired public service announcements plying social justice messages. "It's a call to action to our audience that we have to confront our own bias head-on...
  • Why Karl Rove and the GOP Establishment Will Lose Again

    08/29/2014 4:18:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/29/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    Karl Rove is at it once again. The so-called “strategist” is again confusing strategy with tactics, and is about to blow easy Senate pickups in Arkansas and North Carolina. This is not merely snatching defeat from the jaws of victory -- this is snatching defeat from the bowels of victory -- in astonishing tone-deaf fashion. There is absolutely no excuse for not winning these two races. So how is the one-time “boy genius” doing this? By running ads attacking Senators Mark Pryor and Kay Hagan from the left. Yes, you heard that right. Rove’s Crossroads GPS PAC is insisting in...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: America’s Dark Obsession With Vigilante Justice

    08/29/2014 12:46:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 27, 2014 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Our belief that the government wants to help us achieve fairness is lower than ever—leading to fantasies of lawless revenge. The events in Ferguson and elsewhere across the U.S. have launched a heated national dialogue that questions our faith in the benevolence of government institutions — especially police, judiciary, and politicians. Dead black bodies always makes us wonder whether they really have the best interests of the American people at heart, or just the best interests of some American people. Sometimes in the dense fog of passion and tear gas it is hard to see what values a country as...
  • Recession Poll Shows Blaming Bush Worked

    08/28/2014 7:32:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Remember the exit polling data in the 2012 presidential election. The first wave, and there was a question, that when I saw the results of the exit poll, I said this election is over and Romney's been beat and there's no hope. It was that well over 60 percent of people that voted blame Bush for the economy. Okay. This morning on the Fox Business Network, Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo, Sandra Smith was filling in as hostette. She spoke with Fox Business Network overseas editor Ashley Webster, a male, about a new poll on American attitudes...
  • Democrat Amnesty Strategy: Shutdown!

    08/28/2014 7:13:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Democrats have concocted a strategy to save the Senate, and that is to have Obama do his executive order on immigration and amnesty-ize five million of 'em, six million of 'em. Luis Gutierrez is now backing off just a little bit on when Obama's gonna do this and just how extensively Obama's gonna do it. We have tape. He was on with Cavuto yesterday. He's backing off just a little. But the Democrats are urging Obama to do this, because they know, they hope that it will goad the Republicans into what? Shutting down the government....
  • Luis Gutierrez and the Amnesty Stack

    08/28/2014 7:00:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a Pew Research Center survey. "As Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto travels across California and declares America to be 'the other Mexico' --" You know, this is strange. Have you seen the story today, Al-Qaeda has a magazine? Al-Qaeda has a magazine. TIME Magazine is losing subs. Newsweek is out of business. US News is barely holding on, and Al-Qaeda has a magazine. (interruption) Oh, yeah, I know. And in the latest issue of Al-Qaeda Today are targets in America, bomb targets, car bombs. They are laying out targets, they are making threats, and they are...
  • Soap Opera: Awaiting Obama's Decision

    08/28/2014 6:52:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | Auugust 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's amazing how these cycles repeat themselves. It's amazing how everybody behaves according to the script. It's amazing how the formula, once put into place, seems to be followed precisely. So right now, the Drive-Bys are breathlessly -- see, they moved on from Ferguson, they moved on. Even CNN's back to trying to find the jet. They moved on from Ferguson for a while, and now the Drive-Bys are breathlessly awaiting Obama's decision on ISIS. What's Obama gonna do on ISIS? (panting) Is the president gonna do anything on ISIS? (panting) And the graphics on the TV...
  • CBO: Our Best Days are Behind Us

    08/28/2014 6:41:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I had an audio sound bite about an hour ago, an hour and a half ago, and it was a survey out of Rutgers. It basically said that a majority of Americans think the recession permanently damaged the US economy. Remember that? It might have been two hours ago. It might have been in the first hour of the program where, if you weren't here, I apparently totally depressed everybody. But I fixed it in the next hour 'cause I didn't intend to do that. But there was an audio sound bite, polling data, I think it...
  • In Rush to Condemn Burger King, 'Hardball' Host Makes Whopper of a Factual Error

    08/28/2014 6:39:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    newsbusters ^ | august 27, 2014 | ken shepherd
    In his rush to flame-broil Burger King as an unpatriotic fast-food joint looking to skip out on paying its taxes to Uncle Sam, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews sought to enlist the famously pro-free market, pro-capitalism Wall Street Journal. The only problem is his claim is 100 percent Grade A baloney. "The Wall Street Journal lead editorial today came out against it.... The lead editorial today, surprisingly, attacked this tax scheme," Matthews insisted to guest David Corn of the leftist Mother Jones magazine. In point of fact, the Journal editorial board slammed not corporate "inversion" schemes but the current U.S. tax code, which...
  • DOJ ‘Chokes’ Off Due Process [Operation 'Choke Point']

    08/28/2014 6:23:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/28/2014 | Jeffrey H. Joseph
    It’s no secret that there are plenty of policymakers who would love to see soda and sugary snack food banned altogether. But what if instead of Congress voting to pass laws against the products directly, federal agencies simply acted on their own to pressure stores to stop selling such products altogether, “choking off” the manufacturers’ ability to do business?Sound like executive overreach? A case of the federal government serving as our “national nanny?” While the U.S. Department of Justice isn’t going after food manufacturers through retailers yet, it has targeting legitimate businesses by pressuring banks not to process their financial...
  • The Dangers of Soccer

    08/28/2014 6:11:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, you talk about cutting edge of societal evolution, have you seen the story? "Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules." You know what it is? Concussions. I warned everybody, started a public interest group, Keep Our Own Kids Safe. We have PSAs and everything. Doubting Thomases called here about it, that football was the big danger back then, but I said soccer. There are just as many concussions and...
  • A pro-Hamas left emerges

    08/28/2014 5:36:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | 8/28/2014 | Scott Johnson
    The historian Jeffrey Herf writes at the American Interest of the emergence of a pro-Hamas left: On July 31, 2014, a group of left-leaning historians called “Historians Against the War” posted an open letter to President Obama denouncing Israel’s actions in the Gaza War and calling for a cut-off of American military assistance to Israel. On August 13, the letter was posted on the website of the History News Network. On August 13, the signers reported that “in less than twenty-four hours over two hundred US, based [sic] historians had signed the letter.” This remarkable turnout depended on the mobilization...
  • Paul Krugman Accidently Got Something (Almost) Right

    08/28/2014 4:33:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Full body shiver… I really loath the sentence I’m about to type. In fact, I hate it so much, I’ve retyped it almost a dozen times; and there is no better way of articulating the disturbing truth: Paul Krugman was right.Okay. I’ve showered. Also, I have slept on this thought. And yet, it’s still haunting me. The Left’s most adored “economist”, who has managed to turn being wrong into a career option, actually stumbled across a small kernel of truth in an otherwise typically inarticulate column. The King-of-Keynes managed to write a completely, and unavoidably, coherent thought last week. I...
  • Inversion Controversy Is about Whether Company Profits Should Flow to Shareholders or Government

    08/28/2014 4:24:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Since I’ve been in Washington for nearly three decades, I’m used to foolish demagoguery.But the left’s reaction to corporate inversions takes political rhetoric to a new level of dishonesty.Every study that looks at business taxation reaches the same conclusion, which is that America’s tax system is punitive and anti-competitive.Simply stated, the combination of a very high tax rate on corporate income along with a very punitive system of worldwide taxation makes it very difficult for an American-domiciled firm to compete overseas.Yet some politicians say companies are being “unpatriotic” for trying to protect themselves and even suggest that the tax burden...
  • IMF Chief Under Investigation in French Fraud Case

    08/28/2014 4:00:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    IMF chief Christine Lagarde Under Formal Investigation in French fraud case. IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for alleged negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister. Lagarde was questioned by magistrates in Paris this week for a fourth time under her existing status as a witness in the long-running saga over allegations that tycoon Bernard Tapie won a large arbitration payout due to his political connections. Under French law, magistrates place a person under formal investigation when they believe there are indications of wrongdoing, but that...
  • Simple Solution To Corporate Inversions: Cut Tax Rates

    08/28/2014 3:59:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from lower tax rates abroad. Not fair, says Barack Obama. It's taking advantage of an "unpatriotic tax loophole" that hardworking American families have to make up for by the sweat of their brow. His treasury secretary calls such behavior a violation of "economic patriotism." Nice touch. Democrats used to wax indignant about having one's patriotism questioned. Now they throw around the charge with abandon, tossing it at corporations that refuse to...
  • Another Bad War in Iraq

    08/28/2014 3:01:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    In fighting disease, aggressive action is not always advisable. Two years ago a federal panel recommended against routine use of a test for prostate cancer because it carries "a very small potential benefit and significant potential harms." Some men get false positives, and many true positives lead to risky surgery for cancers that grow so slowly as to pose no threat. Then there is power morcellation, which uses a device to shred uterine fibroids. The Food and Drug Administration has warned against its use in hysterectomies because "there is a risk that the procedure will spread the cancerous tissue within...
  • Golf Is Not the Answer

    08/28/2014 2:39:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Immediately after his telephone call consoling the Foley family on their son's grisly murder at the hands of Islamofascists, President Barack Obama took a powder. He headed for the golf course. Yes, the golf course! He had golfed eight times in 11 days, as the world was in tumult the likes of which we have not experienced since the late 1930s. There is something very odd about this man. He seems to think he can duck his obligations by lolling on the golf course. Does he believe no one is looking? In his brief life, my guess is,...
  • Vladimir Putin: The Return of the CommuNazi

    08/28/2014 2:09:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Austin Bay
    In August 1939 -- 75 years ago this week -- Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin signed the Hitler-Stalin Pact. In the wake of the Russo-German alliance, newspaper wits coined the term "ComunNazi." Communist-Nazi. Yes, "red" and "brown" entwined as the dictatorships they are. The two dictators' legions of liars hailed the deal as a peace treaty. Peace? Eastern Europeans in the dictators' gun sights scorned the falsehood. "Peace in our time, " Neville Chamberlain had proclaimed after the wretched Munich deal of 1938, which gave Hitler permission to annex slices of Czechoslovakia. Of course, when given a slice, Hitler annexed...
  • When Political Correctness Took Over in Yorkshire

    08/28/2014 11:36:10 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | Aug. 28, 2014 2:08 p.m. ET | Brendan O'Neill
    Perfect storms don't come much more perfect than the Rotherham child-abuse revelations currently rocking the U.K. Everything modern Britain is famous for fretting over—from class to race, pedophiles to official incompetence—is implicated in this sordid story of abuse in and around a northern English town once known for producing steel. All eyes have been on Rotherham since a report into child sexual abuse there was published on Tuesday. Commissioned by Rotherham Borough Council and wrote by Professor Alexis Jay, the report makes grim reading. It says that from 1997 to 2013, 1,400 children and teenagers were subjected to "appalling abuse"...
  • The attack on bad teacher tenure laws is actually an attack on black professionals

    08/28/2014 10:37:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2014 | Dr. Andre Perry is the founding dean of urban education at Davenport University
    After the Vergara v. California decision in California’s state Supreme Court, which held that key job protections for teachers are unconstitutional, anti-union advocates everywhere began spawning copycat lawsuits. But while reformers may genuinely want to fix education for everyone, their efforts will only worsen diversity in the teaching corps. The truth is that an attack on bad teacher tenure laws (and ineffective teachers in general) is actually an attack on black professionals. If the Vergara clones succeed, black children will lose effective teachers and the black community will lose even more middle-class jobs. Black workers are most likely to hold...
  • Please Don't Shoot the Pollster

    08/28/2014 9:49:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Matt Towery
    If memory serves me, I have to write some variation of this column every election cycle. Just 10 years ago, public opinion surveys for elections were a mysterious mix of science and technology. It held little interest except to the political campaigns that lived and breathed by its numbers. But in the last decade, political polling has become a sport. Make that a blood sport. Some readers will recall the late TV sportscaster Howard Cosell. He was brilliant, but as he put it in the title of his own autobiography, "I Never Played the Game." These days, for every one...
  • Should Union Organizing Be A Civil Right?

    08/28/2014 9:31:40 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 28, 2014 | George Leef
    [T]he NLRA sometimes comes in for criticism from leftists, who argue that it doesn’t do enough to tilt the playing field in favor of unions and collective bargaining. The common complaint is that although the NLRA does make it illegal for employers to discriminate against workers because of union advocacy, the legal processes under that statute are too slow and weak to deter employers from telling workers, “I don’t want to deal with a union and if I find you agitating for one, you’ll be fired.” To remedy that purported defect in the law, Representatives Keith Ellison (D-MN) and John...
  • A Modern Day, High-Tech Lynching of a Police Officer

    08/28/2014 9:27:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Damn the facts. President Obama and Attorney General Holder are railroading an innocent police officer to fit their narrative of racism in America. The President needs an indictment and conviction to please his last remaining group of supporters - black Americans. Remember polls show that Obama is now considered the worst president since WWII- lower rated than even Nixon or Carter. Yet in the last election Obama received 93 percent of black votes. That’s precisely why we are witnessing a modern-day, high-tech political and media lynching of an innocent police officer who clearly acted in self defense…if Michael Brown's supporters...
  • Scotland's Future Hangs in Balance

    08/28/2014 9:17:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    "The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." -- Scottish poet Robert Burns, "To a Mouse" (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland -- For Americans whose knowledge of this beautiful land is limited to kilts, whiskey, bagpipes and the film "Braveheart," the forthcoming referendum on whether Scotland should remain part of the United Kingdom or become an independent nation will come as a curiosity at best. The primary objection of those favoring separation is the lack of self-determination granted to Scots by the British government. Though Westminster in recent months has devolved more powers to Edinburgh, those favoring separation say...
  • Remember Camp Ashraf: Support The Struggle for Human Rights

    08/28/2014 9:10:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    The worldwide struggle for freedom and democracy faces enormous challenges today. Despite the promise of the United States government to support that struggle wherever it can, the Obama administration is not standing tall on the world stage. The American Legacy, as a shining beacon for oppressed peoples everywhere in their time of darkness, is being abandoned.The United States has a enjoyed wonderful track record of fulfilling that commitment. Past leaders of our nation have taken seriously America’s special role in a troubled world. But the fact that the US has historically advanced freedom and democratic values makes me all the more upset when our current leaders fail to demonstrate an understanding...
  • It's coming: Romney for president redux

    08/28/2014 8:55:04 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/28/14 | Rick Moran
    The last two Republican candidates for president have been among the weakest GOP candidates in 50 years. Barack Obama presented Mitt Romney with a gift in 2012: A struggling economy, sluggish growth, a paucity of jobs, and a health care law that was extremely unpopular. In what should have been a landslide rejection of Obama's policies, Romney flubbed it big time and allowed his opponent to define him - and Republicans - in the most unlfattering way imaginable. You would have hoped that Romney would have retired from the public arena and kept a low profile as other losers have...
  • Rev. Al Gets It Right

    08/28/2014 9:00:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    The Rev. Al Sharpton is getting the right kind of grief. This time it's not from conservatives for being a race hustler who exploits every white-on-black killing to raise money for his civil rights group National Action Network or to boost his miserable ratings on MSNBC. This time Sharpton is being criticized by other blacks - liberal blacks - who didn't like the tough sermon he preached at Michael Brown's funeral on Monday. Sharpton's fiery eulogy was not the familiar Gospel of the Rev. Al. Sure, he quoted the Bible and criticized Ferguson police for allowing a young black man's...
  • This is Providence

    08/28/2014 7:44:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Mike Adams
    AuthorÂ’s Note: Some of the themes discussed in this column were part of a speech I gave at an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) event in July. The full speech can be viewed by clicking this link. March 18, 2010 was one of the worst days of my life. That was the day Judge Malcolm Howard threw my lawsuit against UNCW out of court. Three years after filing suit and a full eight years after I started to criticize universities, including my own, for violating the First Amendment I lost a bid to go to trial. I also lost all credibility...
  • Another Ferguson? Wait, Wrong Race, No Interest

    08/28/2014 7:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Why has there been no media interest in the police shooting of an apparently unarmed suspect in Salt Lake City? Just two days after the shooting death of Michael Brown, an officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department shot and killed an unarmed 20-year-old. The Salt Lake City Police Department equips some of its officers with cameras. The department confirmed the officer who shot had a camera and that footage of the confrontation and shooting was captured, but they would not elaborate further, and the video of the encounter has yet to be released publicly. As with the Michael...
  • Modern Feminism: A Teenage Boy’s Dream

    08/28/2014 7:16:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    There was a time, or so I’m told, when “feminism” was about equality for women. Women had been treated as second-class citizens in many well-documented ways, and it was not right. No need to rehash all the ways in which they weren’t treated fairly, they’re well documented. But somewhere along the way they won, if not every battle, at least the war. In my lifetime, women have been able to do whatever they want and go as far as their ambition and talent will take them. But, like the union and civil rights movements, winning was the biggest threat to...
  • Can Anybody Find the GOP Campaign?

    08/28/2014 6:47:19 AM PDT · by iowamark · 39 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There was a story -- I intended to already be into my media Stack here 'cause it's great, but something just struck me. I didn't go into detail on it yesterday. I intended to, I just didn't get to it. There's another thing I didn't get to yesterday. There's a bunch of polling data out, and I saved it for today, that American people and African-Americans think race relations are worse today than since Obama was elected, and even an Obama pollster is admitting this, and I've got the sound bites. But there was another story yesterday that I...
  • Obama fails History 101 (And That Is Factual)

    08/28/2014 6:17:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    resident Obama doesn't know much about history. In his therapeutic 2009 Cairo speech, Obama outlined all sorts of Islamic intellectual and technological pedigrees, several of which were undeserved. He exaggerated Muslim contributions to printing and medicine, for example, and was flat-out wrong about the catalysts for the European Renaissance and Enlightenment. He also believes history follows some predetermined course, as if things always get better on their own. Obama often praises those he pronounces to be on the "right side of history." He also chastises others for being on the "wrong side of history" -- as if evil is vanished...
  • The Value of Work and Labor Day

    08/28/2014 6:04:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Georgia, where I was a member. I was 14, the minimum age for "children" to work. This was neither glamorous nor exciting work, but useful and needed work. On Sundays I often over heard the "little old ladies" of the church commenting on the cleanliness of the bathroom. I remember my subsequent feeling of pride. While not a glamorous work, my actions were helpful and appreciated by those who used the facilities. For providing this useful service I earned minimum wage in 1981, ($3.35 per...
  • Grassroots Filmmaker Kicks Off ‘Fighting for America Tour,’

    08/28/2014 5:59:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Fresh off the release of his latest film “We Ride to DC,” grassroots filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch kicked off his Fighting for America Tour this month, which will bring him to more than 20 cities across the United States. Addressing tea party, Republican, and veterans groups, Lynch met more than 1,000 Americans throughout Florida last week, and spoke about a wide range of topics affecting the country. His focus, however, was on immigration—the subject of his first two documentaries, “They Come to America” and “They Come to America II.” The former businessman has two goals in mind for the three-month tour: educate...
  • The Obama-Lite Side of Rand Paul - Remaking the GOP as a left-leaning party?

    08/28/2014 3:25:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 28, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The target was Hillary Clinton. Calling the famously liberal former Secretary of State “a war hawk,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) added in a recent Meet the Press appearance: “You know what? We are tired of war.… We’re worried that Hillary Clinton will get us involved in another Middle Eastern war, because she’s so gung-ho.” ADVERTISEMENT One has to wonder. Was Rand Paul’s real target Hillary Clinton? Whom he correctly blames for the Benghazi fiasco? Or was it, as it strikes… Ronald Reagan? Not to mention conservatism and the timeless idea of what Reagan termed “peace through strength.” Reagan’s formulation long...
  • The Muslim Rape of Christian Nuns

    08/28/2014 2:53:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/28/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Despite how unsavory and barbaric Islamic groups and persons around the world have been acting—whether Nigeria’s Boko Haram, Mesopotamia’s Islamic State, Somalia’s Shabaab—perhaps few things are as disgusting and cowardly as the Muslim rape of nuns: defenseless Christian women who sacrifice much of their lives to help sick and needy Muslims.The latest such attack comes from Bangladesh, which is over 90% Muslim in population. In early July, dozens of men armed with machetes, knives and iron rods attacked the convent of PIME (Pontifical Institute of Foreign Missions nuns in Boldipuku), a village mission in north Bangladesh. In the words of...
  • Islamic Terrorism and the Power of Ideas

    08/28/2014 2:35:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/28/2014 | Yoav J. Tenembaum
    In a concise and clear manner, the former United States president, George W. Bush, said on the 11th of May, 2011, that United States foreign policy should continue to promote the ideas of freedom and democracy as a way to combat global terrorism. "The long-term solution," Bush said, "is to promote a better ideology, which is freedom. Freedom is universal." In the light of the current confrontation with the Islamic State terror organization, as well as with Al Qaeda and its affiliate groups, it is pertinent to assess to what extent Bush is right. In order to defeat a totalitarian...
  • IRS Admits That Lois Lerner Emails Were Never Lost

    08/27/2014 3:33:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    <p>Scandal: Talk of crashed and recycled hard drives, like that Benghazi video, was a distraction from the truth, which is that the missing emails detailing IRS perfidy exist on a system intended for government wide catastrophe.</p> <p>It would make sense that such a system would exist in the event that, say, the Islamic State or some other terrorist entity managed a nuclear attack on Washington D.C.</p>
  • Would it kill you to hire more black cops? (Yes) ... Ann Coulter

    08/27/2014 2:42:34 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 44 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | Ann Coulter
    As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson, the "voices of oppression" on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren't enough blacks on the Ferguson police force. As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up. If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of diversity, the one thing we can be sure of is that more black people will be murdered,...
  • If Britain were a U.S. state, it would be the second-poorest, behind Alabama and before Mississippi

    08/27/2014 3:57:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 26, 2014 | Hunter Schwarz
    If Britain were to join the United States, it would be the second-poorest state, behind Alabama and ahead of Mississippi. The ranking, determined by Fraser Nelson, an editor of The Spectator magazine, was made by dividing the gross domestic product of each state by its population, and it took into account purchasing power parity for cost of living. Several other European countries were also included in the ranking.
  • Buffett puts shareholders ahead of patriotism in Canadian deal

    08/27/2014 8:50:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:16pm EDT | Luciana Lopez
    Warren Buffett may be most famous for the billions of dollars he has made from investing, but he is also well known as a cheerleader for the United States. The Oracle of Omaha routinely exhorts investors to put their money in America, “the mother lode of opportunity,” as he wrote in his annual letter this year. So Buffett’s participation in fast-food chain Burger King Worldwide Inc.’s purchase of coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc.—complete with relocation of Burger King’s domicile to Canada—might at first blush raise questions about his patriotism. Investors and tax experts say Miami-based Burger King’s move...