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  • Your 'To Do' List to Save America

    09/18/2014 12:40:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    The most important words printed in The New York Times since "REAGAN EASILY BEATS CARTER" were from a front-page article last Sunday about how, after six years of Obama, the federal judiciary is now dominated by Democratic appointees. Edward Whelan, head of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, responded to this by saying: "The best way for conservative voters to prevent further damage to the courts is to swing the Senate to Republican control in the elections this November." He's absolutely right. Turn that into a mnemonic, sew it on needlepoint pillows, include it in your wedding vows, right-wingers. For...
  • Benghazi Select Committee Answers 'What Difference Does It Make?'

    09/18/2014 10:08:55 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Democrats claim it's been asked and answered, but the question of why four Americans had to die in a diplomatic outpost in a terrorist haven with inadequate security and no plans for rescue has not. That all questions regarding Benghazi have not been answered and new ones have in fact arisen was shown by the recent revelation by former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell to reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Maxwell said he witnessed State Department personnel sifting through stacks of documents and emails to filter out those that would put the department in a bad light before turning any over...
  • Why Is Wikipedia Deleting All References To Neil Tyson’s Fabrication?

    09/18/2014 8:28:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 26 replies
    TheFederalist.com ^ | Sept. 18 2014 | Sean Davis
    [UPDATE: Early this morning, in a discussion thread about whether references to Neil deGrasse Tyson's history of quote fabrication should be added to Tyson's Wikipedia page, an editor stated that "no version of this event will be allowed into the article."] Religious fanatics have an odd habit of overreacting when people have the audacity to question their fanaticism. In Iraq, radical Islamic jihadists are systemically murdering and beheading Christians, Jews, and even Muslims who do not pledge fealty to ISISÂ’s religious tenets. Hundreds of years ago, church authorities and Aristotelian acolytes imprisoned Galileo for having the audacity to reject geocentrism...
  • An Idiotic Government with Idiotic Goals

    09/18/2014 7:42:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | John Ransom
    For folks who are trying to ignite inflation, this sure isn’t working out very well. It’s been hoped by the country’s central bankers that the massive quantitative easing program along with near-zero interest rates will touch off a wave of inflation that if not exactly the same thing as boom times, will at least give the appearance of a strengthening economy. However, month after month inflation in the goods that the Fed cares about seems muted. Now this month we had the horrid news that official inflation numbers are falling not rising.
  • KNOW WHAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LOOKS LIKE

    09/18/2014 7:18:43 AM PDT · by shortstop · 16 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/18/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    I know what domestic violence looks like. Hell, I know what it tastes like. It’s the salty taste of blood after you get popped in the mouth. The odd aroma of iron as it dries on your lips. The swirling dizziness when you bounce off a wall or take a swat to the head. The breathless, convulsing, burning sting as you dance across the room or writhe on the floor while the belt lashes you. The belt or the Hot Wheels track or the wooden spoon. Or the switch or the leather strop. It is the thundering curses downstairs at...
  • Prayers and Preparation

    09/18/2014 6:46:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This is the third column in a series. The first two installments, “This is Providence,” and “Pharisees and Pharaohs,” 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. A trial is a thing to be avoided whenever possible. When it becomes impossible to avoid, it consumes you. You lose a measure of control over your life and you just have to trust your attorneys...
  • On Domestic Violence, NFL Uses NOW's Playbook

    09/18/2014 6:34:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September18, 2014 | Larry Elder
    When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed down a mere a two-game suspension for domestic violence, he took his cue from some of the very same women's groups now calling for his head. Goodell first suspended Ray Rice, a star player, for two games four months after Rice's grand jury indictment for third-degree aggravated assault. A hotel video showing Rice dragging his then-fiancee's limp body out of an elevator "went viral." Rice reportedly admitted to Goodell that he punched her in the face, knocking her down. For this, Goodell suspended Rice just two games. The protests over the light punishment turned...
  • Have You Heard About Hillary?

    09/18/2014 5:43:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    We hear where she goes. We hear what she wears. We hear how much she makes. But what we don’t ever seem to hear about Hillary Clinton is what she would do as president. Her every move is reported, every speech covered as if it were a decree brought down from a mountaintop. But what does she want to do? There’s no doubt she’s running. No one goes to Iowa to watch corn grow or spend time with Sen. Tom Harkin. Yet there she was last weekend at Harkin’s “Steak Fry,” an annual “kiss the ring” event for the Democratic...
  • Where Have All the Allies Gone?

    09/18/2014 5:30:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The so-called Islamic State has left destruction everywhere that it has gained ground. But as in the case of the tribal Scythians, Vandals, Huns or Mongols of the past, sowing chaos in its wake does not mean that the Islamic State won't continue to seek new targets for its devastation. If unchecked, the Islamic State will turn what is left of the nations of the Middle East into a huge Mogadishu-like tribal wasteland, from the Syrian Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf. And they will happily call the resulting mess a caliphate. It is critical for United States to put together...
  • The United Nations: World's Leading Purveyor of Antisemitism

    09/18/2014 5:26:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 16, 2014 | Anne Bayefsky
    Anne Bayefsky speaking at the United Nations, New York, on September 8, 2014. Why couldn't the UN... sponsor a conference on combating global antisemitism? In theory the UN Charter demands equality of... nations large and small. In reality the UN mass-produces inequality for Jews and the Jewish nation. The UN has launched a "legal" pogrom against the Jewish state. A "legal" pogrom is a license to kill. Modern antisemitism targets Israel's exercise of the right of self-defense because self-defense is the essence of sovereignty. My time is short, too short to try to emulate the diplomatic sophistry that passes for...
  • Smells and Politics

    09/18/2014 5:25:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    As a life-long, occasionally conscripted political volunteer, I've encountered my share of smells along the political way. Fried chicken in the summer at church picnics and BBQ on Fourth of July in Newnan, Georgia, (with the argument about which BBQ was better -- Melear's or Sprayberry's). Then there was the smell of glue from the backs of the envelopes we were sending. (Yes, if there are enough freshly licked envelopes you can smell the sticky, sweet smell of the glue). Other smells: just-fired firecrackers in a rural town after Fourth of July, sweat after walking the fifth Fourth of July...
  • My Father Was a Terrorist

    09/18/2014 5:15:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Vice.com ^ | Sep 15 2014 | Tom Breakwell
    On November 5, 1990, El Sayyid Nosair walked into a Manhattan hotel and assassinated Meir Kahane, the ultranationalist rabbi who founded the Jewish Defense League. Egyptian-born Nosair was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his crime—the first known terrorist killing in the US by an Islamic jihadist—but subsequently managed to co-mastermind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center from his jail cell. Zak Ebrahim was seven years old when his father shot Rabbi Kahane dead, and nearly ten when the bomb went off in the World Trade Center, killing six and injuring more than 1,000. Visiting Nosair in...
  • The long knives are out for Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    09/18/2014 5:10:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-18-2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrats know they are in trouble with voters in November and are turning on one another, hoping to find not just scapegoats but actual incompetents whose departure would help them recover in time for 2016. So it is unsurprising to read a long article in Politico, based on many conversations with sources that prefer to remain anonymous, to the effect that DNC Chairwoman and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz may not hold onto her job in the party leadership through 2016. Possessed of an unusually grating voice, gaffe-prone (my all-time favorite: the charge that Republicans would “literally” drag us...
  • Another Democrat, another Israel bashing

    09/18/2014 5:10:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-19-14 | Jennifer Rubin
    Bill Clinton was caught off mike in Iowa this weekend “agreeing that the [Israeli] prime minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] was ‘not the man’ to make peace with Palestinians — a position at odds with his wife’s pro-Israel stance, a new report said Monday. Clinton’s spontaneous comments came during an impromptu conversation with pro-Palestinian activists after he and Hillary spent the day at a political event in Iowa on Sunday.” This is part of a pattern for Bill Clinton – “blaming the Israeli prime minister for the lack of progress toward peace with the Palestinians.” What do we learn from this? 1....
  • Netanyahu’s ISIS Moral Clarity

    09/18/2014 4:55:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 18, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    Netanyahu’s ISIS Moral ClarityPosted By Joseph Klein On September 18, 2014 @ 12:53 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Confronted with pure evil in the form of ISIS, President Barack Obama treats the jihadists as if they represented an isolated threat that can be dealt with on its own. ISIS (or ISIL as the U.S. government calls it, or the Islamic State as the jihadists now call themselves) has no relationship to Islam, according to the president and his Secretary of State John Kerry.ISIS is “not Islamic,” Obama declared in his speech last week announcing the steps he...
  • Islamic State Atrocities the Product of ‘Grievances’?

    09/18/2014 4:52:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 17, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Islamic State Atrocities the Product of ‘Grievances’?Posted By Raymond Ibrahim On September 17, 2014 @ 12:33 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 22 Comments While many have rightfully criticized U.S. President Obama’s recent assertion that the Islamic State “is not Islamic,” some of his other equally curious but more subtle comments pronounced in the same speech have been largely ignored.Consider the president’s invocation of the “grievances” meme to explain the Islamic State’s success: “At this moment the greatest threats come from the Middle East and North Africa, where radical groups exploit grievances for their own gain. And one of those groups is ISIL—which...
  • Obama's Real Crime

    09/18/2014 3:37:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/18/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    It is no coincidence that much commentary on the Obama administration revolves around the crime analogy. Michelle Bachmann, on the House floor in 2009, said that the Obama Administration is guilty of “gangster government.” Even the normally circumspect Michael Barone echoed that very term a few years later. David Freddoso even has a book by that title, and throws in the term thugocracy for good measure. Similar references from Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, and other talkers are too numerous to reference. Rush has been particularly eloquent on the issue of political money laundering by way of government unions. In a...
  • Hatred Masquerading as Scholarship in the Classroom

    09/18/2014 3:11:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 9/18/2014 | Sarah N. Stern
    “[T]hey will bomb Gaza back to the Stone Age they said, and that they did–and yet there are very few spots on planet earth today nobler to the human spirit of resistance to tyranny and injustice than Gaza–now held like a shining jewel on the loving ring of humanity around the globe–I kiss that noble ground and hold it dearer than cities full of ignoble postmodern architecture built on the stolen land of other people.”– Hamid Dabashi, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, referring to Israel’s Operation Protective Edge; Facebook, August 6, 2014....
  • [German Chancellor Angela Merkel] Multiculturalism is a failure

    09/17/2014 8:33:57 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/17/2014 | Walter E. Williams
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has “utterly failed.” Both Australia’s ex-prime minister John Howard and Spain’s ex-prime minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same conclusion about multiculturalism in their countries. British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that multiculturalism is fostering extremist ideology and directly contributing to homegrown Islamic terrorism. UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said the United Kingdom’s push for multiculturalism has not united Britons but pushed them apart. It has allowed for Islam to emerge despite Britain’s Judeo-Christian culture. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the roots of violent Islamism are not...
  • The Importance of Choosing Life

    09/17/2014 5:04:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Ken Connor
    Physician-assisted suicide, much like abortion and same-sex marriage, has become something of a cultural bellwether. Support for the right to end your own life indicates that you are a progressive-minded, compassionate person sensitive to the unique feelings and experiences of individuals facing terminal illness or chronic pain. It means you value the right of self-determination, and oppose the would-be tyranny of moral absolutes promoted by the politically conservative and spiritually religious. The Disovery Institute's Wesley J. Smith recently penned a piece for First Things discussing the media's treatment of the issue of suicide. Smith cites a recent NBC story featuring...
  • Weather Trends Make Mockery of Climate Alarmists

    09/17/2014 12:47:14 PM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    CBN ^ | September 17, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    It's still summer, yet it has already snowed in the western United States and one of America's premier weather forecasters, Joe Bastardi at Weatherbell Analytics, is warning that for parts of the country, another bad winter is on the way. "It's going to be a major winter for much of the eastern and southern United States," he said. "We think a formidable winter, but the core of the worst cold, relative to averages, instead of being in the northern Plains and Midwest, will be further south and east." Last winter was bad, too -- historically bad. The Great Lakes weren't...
  • Common Core about settling scores for race, class and gender victimhood

    09/17/2014 11:35:46 AM PDT · by walford · 22 replies
    Education Action Group Foundation ^ | September 17, 2014 | Dean Kalahar
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The uproar over Common Core has created misinformation and serious concerns as to its efficacy. To clear up the confusion, once and for all, we must look at the birth of Common Core to see the vision guiding its mission. However noble Common Core may sound, it is but a host carrier for a radical disease that must be exposed. commoncoreappleCommon Core’s roots date to 2007 when David Coleman and Jason Zimba wrote: Math and Science Standards That Are Fewer, Clearer, Higher to Raise Achievement at All Levels. The paper outlined a proposal to solve the math...
  • Hillary Clinton: A Profile In Failure

    09/17/2014 9:01:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The nightly news shows made it very clear this week that they've gotten behind Hillary Clinton's expected 2016 campaign for president. The network news programs gave Clinton's trip to Iowa the gushing, royal treatment on Sunday, repeating it again on Monday, as she appeared before a throng of cheering Democrats where her party's first presidential nominating caucuses will be held. The coverage of her speech, which was loaded with empty platitudes and little else that was newsworthy, bordered on the worshipful. That she has the 2016 Democratic nomination virtually sewed up at this juncture tells us everything we...
  • Leftist Lawmakers and Enviro-Extremists Created CA Water Crisis

    09/17/2014 8:13:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | August 30, 2014 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    On Friday, the California State Assembly outdid itself. You can always count on the leftist leaders of what is supposed to be the “people’s house” never lets a crisis go to waste. With the passage of AB 1739 (Dickinson-D), SB 1168 (Pavley-D), and SB 1319 (Pavley-D), 100 years of history was reversed. The authors painted a grim picture of California’s groundwater future. Most of what they said is true. The only problem they didn’t bother to tell you two key truths: 1.It was these same so-called leaders who give up our seat—the property owner and the farmer’s place at the...
  • Census: Real Household Income Peaked in 20th Century

    09/17/2014 7:48:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    So far, if measured by household income, the 21st century has not been a good one for the United States of America. In its annual report on "Income and Poverty in the United States," released on Tuesday, the Census Bureau described real median household income as stagnating for two years after declining for two. "Median household income was $51,939 in 2013, not statistically different in real terms from the 2012 median of $51,759," said the Census Bureau. "This is the second consecutive year that the annual change was not statistically significant, following two consecutive years of annual declines in median...
  • A Handy Guide to the Constitution is Reissued for Its Birthday

    09/17/2014 7:31:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Todd Gaziano
    On September 17, Americans will celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Convention President, George Washington, declared that it was “little short of a miracle” that deliberations were successfully concluded. Only three delegates who stayed to the end refused to sign the document and two of those, George Mason and Elbridge Gerry, later supported it with the promise that a bill of rights would be added.Rhode Island’s ratification of the Constitution on May 29, 1790 made it unanimous among the original 13 states, but the new republic began...
  • In Defeating ISIS, We Must Not Defeat Ourselves

    09/17/2014 7:21:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Bob Barr
    “Terror is theater,” New York Times columnist Roger Cohen wrote on Monday. “Burning skyscrapers, severed heads: The terrorist takes movie images of unbearable lightness and gives them weight enough to embed themselves in the psyche.” Over the weekend, ISIS, the newest terror kid on the block, posted another one of its beheading videos to the Internet, marking the third hostage to die in the organization’s effort to send chills down the spine of the Western World. And, once again, it worked. Ask any American right now about the top issue facing the country, and his answer is likely not to...
  • Want to Buy a Company? Try Stealing One Instead

    09/17/2014 7:10:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | John Ransom
    There are many sharks in the water – so many, in fact, that even public exposure in courts of law doesn’t guarantee that the most predatory of attacks will necessarily garner public attention. Well, here’s one that should, assuming two related court actions by the bankrupt oil drilling equipment holding company Gulfco Holding Corp. against Prospect Capital Corp has real merit. It’s a dilly, a true watermark of an intrinsically tainted business culture. In Gulfco Holding Corp. v. Prospect Capital Corp. (U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware) – and in a separate lawsuit filed May, 2014 in Jefferson...
  • House resolution to fund Syrian rebels: pure unadulterated madness

    09/17/2014 6:53:19 AM PDT · by walford · 18 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Allen West
    The Obama administration and indeed now Congress are apparently dead set on “arming” Syrian rebels to fight against ISIS. These are the same folks to which the president referred to as doctors, farmers, and pharmacists and said any endeavor to arm them was a “fantasy.” Well, looks like that fantasy is about to come true. As reported by USA Today, “The U.S. House is preparing a resolution to authorize President Obama’s plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The language, drafted by the House Armed Services Committee and...
  • Obama is Rushing Into War Against Islamic State

    09/17/2014 6:38:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    By all means, let's destroy Islamic State, but let's talk about it first. We are in a very strange place right now. President Obama is rushing into a war he doesn't want to fight. He can barely bring himself to call it a war. Obama didn't merely ignore the threat of Islamic State for the better part of a year, he ridiculed the notion the terror group was anything but a "jayvee team." Now suddenly, he wants to go to war. Sort of. The administration has struggled with the W-word. The president had to try several times to articulate a...
  • Obama Is Carter, Not Reagan

    09/17/2014 6:26:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The late Lloyd Bentsen is sorely needed when President Barack Obama tries to compare himself to Ronald Reagan. Mr. President, you're no Ronald Reagan. The New York Times recently captured Obama speaking inside the White House in an off-the-record meeting with liberal journalists. He lamented with an "edge of resentment" that he's seen as weaker than Reagan after an Islamic suicide bomber drove a truck into a Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983, killing 241 Americans. "Mr. Obama noted acidly that President Ronald Reagan sent Marines to Lebanon only to have hundreds of them killed in a terrorist attack because...
  • A Plea for Constitutional Literacy on this Constitution Day

    09/17/2014 6:19:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Earlier this summer, I managed to perplex, perhaps even offend, a famous TV interviewer when I declared I want a federal government that follows the U.S. Constitution. Seemingly aghast, the interviewer went so far as to suggest my position was a "highly charged thing to say." Imagine that. A journalist -- who, owing to the Constitution, has the right to report and speak freely -- being uncomfortable with a fellow American's allegiance to the Constitution and to the Founding Fathers' vision of a limited central government. I fear we as a nation have drifted too far away from an understanding...
  • Immigration Is American

    09/17/2014 5:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | John Stossel
    Conservatives rightly point out that America is a nation of laws. No one should be exempt. That's why many oppose amnesty and other paths to citizenship for illegal immigrants who are here now. "If they want to be in America," the argument goes, "they ought to return to their own countries and apply for a visa legally. America should not reward law breaking." That sounds sensible -- but what happens when the immigrant does that, goes to the U.S. embassy and says, I'd like to work in America legally? He gets paperwork to fill out and is told to...
  • Don't Credit ObamaCare Exchanges For Uninsured Drop

    09/17/2014 5:06:59 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/16/2014 | John Merline
    The uninsured rate fell 1.3% in the first three months of this year to the lowest point since the Centers for Disease Control began tracking it in 1997. The CDC's survey, on top of others by Gallup, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Urban Institute, appears to show that ObamaCare is succeeding in its main goal of cutting the ranks of the uninsured. But the picture is far murkier than these surveys suggest. In fact, it's not entirely clear what impact ObamaCare is having on the uninsured, or what part of the law deserves credit if it is.
  • Breaking Through The President's "Cocoon."

    09/17/2014 4:47:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    Resident Obama's decision to commit American forces to contain and defeat the Ebola virus before it breaks out to devastate an entire continent and perhaps others is a good and necessary decision and conservatives and Republicans ought to support it. Clearly experts have weighed in and warned him of the risks, and he has no preconceived notions about what he should and shouldn't do about this new and rapidly expanding threat. If anything, George W. Bush's enduring legacy of aid to Africa might be an additional motivation to President Obama, a source of envy and a spur to action. Whatever...
  • The Spread of Rocky Mountain Jihad

    09/17/2014 4:25:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Something's fouling Colorado's crisp air -- and I'm not talking about the pot smoke. In my adopted home state, the toxic fumes of Islamic jihad have penetrated the most unlikely hamlets and hinterlands. Obama administration officials are vehemently denying plots by ISIS operatives to cross our borders. But the lesson here is clear: Thanks to laptop recruitment, reckless visa policies and homegrown treachery, the U.S.-based jihad export-import business is and has been thriving. Last week, 19-year-old Shannon Conley of Arvada (a Denver suburb once known as the "Celery Capital of the World") pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to...
  • Holder Issues Fatwa

    09/17/2014 2:22:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/17/2014 | Richard Butrick
    The Grand Mufti of the Department of Social Justice (aka, DOJ) has issued a fatwa prohibiting states from using zoning laws to deny building permits for Islamic “culture centers” -- Mosques with “youth centers.” … as a grand jury investigates another Minneapolis mosque for radicalizing recruits for ISIL, the Justice Department is suing local officials for blocking a new extremist mosque in the area. Attorney General Eric Holder sued St. Anthony, Minn., after the Minneapolis suburb rejected the Abu Huraira Islamic Center and its 15,000-square-foot mosque over zoning issues. The mosque website openly endorses jihad. Its website says that Muslims...
  • The Left’s Political Network, Exposed in One Chart

    09/17/2014 2:18:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/17/2014 | Gabriella Morrongiello
    A new chart reveals the expansive network of progressive organizations funded by wealthy liberal donors, calling attention to the same “dark money” practices for which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has publicly criticized conservatives.The graphic, which was circulated by Senate Republicans, illustrates a vast web of nonprofits, think tanks and grassroots organizations encircling Democracy Alliance, which recommends various liberal organizations to influential political contributors.>>> Click to the Chart Below to EnlargeDuring a recent interview with The Washington Post, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said this flow of money from wealthy donors to liberal organizations is evidence of “stunning hypocrisy.”“Senate Democrats...
  • The Conversation We Won't Have About Raising Men

    09/17/2014 2:15:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-17-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday night, the Baltimore Ravens took on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The event carried national significance thanks to the Ravens' public-induced decision to cut running back Ray Rice after tape emerged of Rice clocking his then-fiancee in the head, knocking her out cold. CBS sportscaster James Brown utilized his pregame show to draw attention to the problem of domestic violence -- and suggest widespread culpability for domestic violence. "Our language is important," Brown suggested. "For instance, when a guy says, 'You throw the ball like a girl' or 'You're a little sissy,' it reflects an attitude that devalues women, and...
  • The Left has no problem with "dark money" when it benefits them

    09/17/2014 2:09:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Instablog ^ | 9/17/2014 | John Hayward
    To hear the incessant liberal bleating about the Koch Brothers - Senator Harry Reid commandeers the floor of the World's Greatest Deliberative Body at least once a week to rail against them, secure in the knowledge his targets can't sue him for slander as long as he's stealing America's time for his little tirades - you'd think they were biggest source of corrupting political money in America. In fact, they come in about sixty-eight slots down the list of big givers. The top ten are all Democrat donors, quite a few of them labor unions.And then you've got the Left's...
  • Dr. Manny: 3 babies, 2 uteruses, 1 medical miracle

    09/16/2014 7:15:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Dr Manny
    A British woman is being hailed as a true medical miracle after giving birth to triplets from two separate wombs in her body. Hannah Kersey was diagnosed with a rare condition, called uterus didelphys, which is thought to affect just 0.1 to 0.5 percent of the population. Before becoming pregnant, she was told that it was highly unlikely she would carry children in each womb – a possibility with odds estimated at 5 million to one. Now, the chances of a woman giving birth to three children from her two wombs are even more scarce – estimated at one in...
  • Inside-the-Beltway Experts Struggle to Explain Obama's Behavior on Amnesty

    09/16/2014 2:50:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, there's a fascinating story, ladies and gentlemen, in the Washington Post today. I don't know if this is an op-ed or if it's an actual story. You can't tell anymore. If it's not specified that it's an op-ed, you really don't know because front-page news stories read like op-eds. It's by somebody named Ed Rogers, and the headline is, "The Insiders: Is There a Mutiny Brewing Around Obama?" Washington Post! Is there a mutiny? Let me tell you something: There is sheer panic. I'm telling you, I know this. It hasn't been reported, but I know...
  • How to make Isis fall on its own sword

    09/16/2014 1:10:18 PM PDT · by mojito · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/16/2014 | Chelsea (fka Bradley) Manning in Fort Leavenworth
    The Islamic State (Isis) is without question a very brutal extremist group with origins in the insurgency of the United States occupation of Iraq. It has rapidly ascended to global attention by taking control of swaths of territory in western and northern Iraq, including Mosul and other major cities. Based on my experience as an all-source analyst in Iraq during the organization’s relative infancy, Isis cannot be defeated by bombs and bullets – even as the fight is taken to Syria, even if it is conducted by non-Western forces with air support. I believe that Isis is fueled precisely by...
  • The World Still Looks to America in Times of Crisis

    09/16/2014 12:59:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, it's official. I've got the audio sound bites coming up, but I wanted to tell you the secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, told a House hearing this morning that we are gonna bomb ISIS safe havens in Syria. Now, those of you who are old enough, you might remember all the grief Richard Nixon got for bombing the North Vietnamese safe havens in Cambodia and for bombing the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Now, I can't wait to see the media's outrage over this. I'm kidding. There won't be any outrage over it. Chuck Hagel told a...
  • Embarrassment Alert: America’s Tax System Ranks Below Italy, Greece, and Mexico

    09/16/2014 11:27:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    ’ve complained over and over again that America’s tax code is a nightmare that undermines competitiveness and retards growth.Our aggregate fiscal burden may not be as high as it is for many of our foreign competitors, but high tax rates and poor design mean the system is very punitive on a per-dollar-raised basis.For more information, the Tax Foundation has put together an excellent report measuring international tax competitiveness.Here’s the methodology. The Tax Foundation’s International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI) measures the degree to which the 34 OECD countries’ tax systems promote competitiveness through low tax burdens on business investment and neutrality through...
  • Chinese Billionaires Can't Wait to Get Away from Communism

    09/16/2014 11:11:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    A Barclays' survey of over 2,000 individuals with a net worth over $1.5 billion contains some pretty interesting results. Those in China and Singapore are most likely to leave their country, while those in the US and India were most likely to stay. Please consider Almost Half of Wealthy Chinese Want to Leave.
  • A Time for Choosing “Local Choice” Has Arrived

    09/16/2014 9:46:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Kerri Toloczko
    News and entertainment are central to our lives, but public policy and legislation relating to television programming access can be confusing. Broadcast, cable and satellite TV issues are full of intimidating acronyms and baffling terminology. And most consumers have no idea that Washington’s power elites are mucking around inside their television sets. Following the bouncing ball of technical details and micro-policies is bewildering, but the need for reform is clear and essential legislation is finally making its way through Congress. American consumers are paying more than necessary for viewing services because of an outmoded legislative framework governing the broadcast and...
  • Immigration Chicanery

    09/16/2014 9:36:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The strategists who base their political advice on public opinion polls have just had a surprise. A new poll reports that the American people are now more likely to trust Republicans to handle immigration and less likely to trust Democratic plans to offer illegals a path to citizenship (aka amnesty). Many people have believed this for some time. But it is now confirmed in a poll taken by the pro-amnesty Wall Street Journal, so it must be so. The new survey is decisive; 35 percent say the Republican Party would do a better job on immigration while only 27 percent...
  • US Knew Turkey Aided Al Qaeda But Did Nothing to Stop It

    09/15/2014 6:34:46 PM PDT · by xzins · 25 replies
    Asbarez.com ^ | September 15th, 2014 | ARA KHACHATOURIAN
    When Armenian-Americans voiced their anger over Turkey’s role in the incursion into Kessab last spring, US authorities merely expressed “concern” about the well-being of Armenians and Christian minorities. Despite the community’s insistence that Turkey was directly involved in allowing the al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra rebels to freely enter Kessab, the US State Department was reticent in fingering its NATO ally. Fast forward to today when the Obama Administration is leading a fragile coalition against the Islamic State for Iraq and Syria, an off shoot of Al Nusra known as ISIS, and Turkey is, once again, rejecting American access to its...
  • In Scotland, 'Aye' Means No to England

    09/16/2014 9:11:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Should Scotland be an independent country?" reads the referendum on which Scotland will vote Thursday. Voters have two choices -- yes or no. Queen Elizabeth II went so far as to tell Scots on Sunday, "I hope people will think very carefully about the future." The queen was savvy to urge Scots to look ahead, not behind. The Scottish Parliament building opened in 2004 after the Scotland Act 1978 allowed for local control. It is a marvel of modern architecture located off Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Its open architecture and use of glass, oak and sycamore display a determination to root...