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  • The Blackest of Fridays Planned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

    11/28/2014 5:36:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    “We must keep our hatred (against the U.S.) alive and fan it to paroxysm!” raved Che Guevara in his Message to the Tri-Continental Conference in 1966. “The imperialist enemy must feel like a hunted animal wherever he moves. Thus we’ll destroy him! We must bring the war to the imperialist enemies’ very home, to his places of work and recreation.”Fortunately on Nov. 17 1962, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI foiled the “war” Castro and Che had planned for us—and in some of some of our very favorite “places of recreation.” To wit: In those days Macy’s got around 50,000 shoppers on...
  • The New G.O.P. Showdown Threat (NYT editorial)

    11/28/2014 5:24:12 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 27, 2014
    Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama announced with great gravity the other day that Republicans had decided not to impeach President Obama over his plan to allow millions of immigrants to remain in this country without fear of deportation through his executive authority. But that concession is not the end of the matter. He is planning much more serious mischief: using Congresss power of the purse to pressure the White House into backing off. Condemning the immigration action as unlawful, Mr. Sessions says he and other Republicans may filibuster any attempt to pay for government operations through the full fiscal year,...
  • EPA Smog Rules: The Most Expensive and Pointless Regulation Ever

    11/28/2014 5:23:23 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/28/2014 | John Merline
    Does Missaukee County, Michigan, really have a dangerous air pollution problem? The 574-square-mile region, nestled in the northwestern part of the state's lower peninsula, is home to all of 15,000 people. Its economy consists mainly of Christmas tree, dairy and livestock farms, and summer vacationers. The nearest "cities" are Cadillac to the west (population 10,281), and Grayling to the northeast (population 1,863). Yet new smog rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday would treat this little county like Los Angeles...
  • Pelosi's Grip Seems to Have Weakened

    11/28/2014 3:54:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 28, 2014 | Michael Barone
    No one in Washington much cares what House Democrats do these days. House rules tend to ensure that the main job of members of the minority is to show up, vote "no" and lose. And in the next Congress, Democrats will have fewer seats in the House than they've had since 1929 and 1930. So not too much notice was directed last week at Nancy Pelosi's first major intraparty defeat since she became House Democratic leader in 2003. She won that post by defeating colleague Steny Hoyer (they worked as interns in the same Maryland senator's office in the early...
  • Ferguson, the 'Local Crime Story'

    11/28/2014 3:44:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Last year, Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell stood trial in Philadelphia for the deaths of one woman and seven babies who had their throats slit, but national reporters didn't want to cover it. It's a "local crime story," they said. Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple said that when he asked national reporters about avoiding the Gosnell story, the typical response was "Get out of my face with this agenda-driven stuff, and come back when you have a real story." Ferguson, Missouri, is merely the latest proof that a "local crime story" can be elevated to national news -- when...
  • End the Media Blackout on Gay Rapists

    11/28/2014 12:59:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2014 | Peter Heck
    "...while decades old rape accusations against a black TV star named Bill are given front page headlines,more credible rape allegations against a Southern white President of the United States named Bill are ignored and the victims are savaged in the press.Liberal politics,not people, matter to our evil media.Thats precisely why they rush to their cameras,microphones and keyboards when news breaks about a pedophile Catholic priest having his way with altar boys.Not because they care about the altar boys,but because they want to discredit the Catholic Church.If you doubt that fact,ask yourself why you havent heard much from the Mainstream Media...
  • Why Ferguson Should Matter to Asian-Americans

    11/27/2014 5:05:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jack Linshi
    Ferguson isnt simply black versus white. A peculiar Vine floated around social media Monday evening following the grand jury announcement in Ferguson, Mo. The short video shows an Asian-American shopkeeper standing in his looted store, with a hands-in-his-pockets matter-of-factness and a sad slump to his facial expression. Are you okay, sir? an off-screen cameraman asks. Yes, the storeowner says, dejectedly. The clip is only a few seconds, but it highlights the question of where Asian-Americans stand in the black and white palette often used to paint incidents like Ferguson. In the story of a white cops killing of a black...
  • The New York Times and Other Members of the Ferguson Hall of Shame

    11/27/2014 4:20:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2014 | Roger L. Simon
    That the photograph of Walter Duranty — the New York Times Moscow correspondent who deliberately whitewashed Stalin’s 1930s forced starvation of millions of Ukrainians and won the Pulitzer for it — still is on the newspaper’s wall of fame with their other prize winners is apparently no aberration. The New York Times has no moral center. In fact, it’s despicable. On November 24, they published the home address of Officer Darren Wilson. By now most of America knows who Wilson is — the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer exonerated for the murder of Michael Brown, the supposed 6′ 6″, three-hundred-pound “gentle...
  • The Challenge: Thanksmissing

    11/27/2014 2:43:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: this piece was coauthored by Hagelin's daughter, Kristin Carey.God “gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike” (Matthew 5:45). Every one of us has been blessed by God, but so few of us recognize His hand on our lives. And those of us who do recognize His providence so rarely take the time to express our gratitude. All too often our thanks is missing. The Bible tells the story of a time when Jesus healed ten men from leprosy at a time. “One of them,...
  • Liberals Willing To Fight To The Last Drop Of Black Blood

    11/27/2014 2:29:54 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 27, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    The riot in Ferguson reminds me, I hate criminals, but I hate liberals more. They planned this riot. They stoked the fire, lied about the evidence and produced a made-to-order riot. Every other riot Ive ever heard of was touched off by some spontaneous event that exploded into mob violence long before any media trucks arrived. This time, the networks gave us a countdown to the riot, as if it were a Super Bowl kickoff. From the beginning, Officer Darren Wilsons shooting of Michael Brown wasnt reported like news. It was reported like a cause. The media are in a...
  • What Racially Biased Policing Looks Like

    11/27/2014 2:21:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Black anger that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was not charged for killing Michael Brown stems partly from the fact that blacks in America often face much worse treatment from cops than whites do. Only rarely do whites get an unpleasant taste of what minorities have to swallow. A few years ago, when my middle child was in college, he had a summer job in New Mexico. Returning home to Illinois, he drove into Oklahoma, where he was pulled over by a highway patrolman. He said my son was going 57 mph in a 55 zone, asked him to get...
  • Thanksgiving 2014 - Rainbow Shiny

    11/27/2014 2:06:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Rich Galen
    It was the day before Thanksgiving; crisp and clear. I was giving the Mullmobile it's quarterly treat: A professional car wash. At Andy's Car Wash in Alexandria, you drop your car off, then go inside to pay. A woman and a little girl - about three-and-a-half - were paying ahead of me. It was a cold day, so the little girl was bundled up in the way little girls are on a cold late-Autumn day. Ignoring the advice of The Lad, ("Dad, just because you CAN talk to everybody in the world, doesn't mean you HAVE to talk to everybody...
  • When The Enemy of The States is The State

    11/27/2014 1:55:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Diana West
    When St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch explained that some exonerating testimony in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, came from several African-American eyewitnesses who described Brown as having charged police officer Darren Wilson before he fired the fatal shots, it was a powerful moment. Such testimony was consistent with physical evidence establishing that Wilson had not fired at Brown's back as repeatedly and poisonously alleged. Indeed, it would seem that the aggressor in this fatal encounter was not Wilson, but rather Brown. According to evidence the grand jury sifted and assessed, it seems that Wilson...
  • Let's Give Thanks; The Nation Is on the Rebound

    11/27/2014 12:33:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Matt Towery
    Yes, there were the predictable riots in the streets of Ferguson, as thugs took advantage of the situation to loot stores and destroy property. And yes, our nation has suffered both from ill-conceived domestic policies and no real foreign policy over the past six years. Most of us haven't felt any personal "economic recovery" in our own pockets. But contrary to my often doom-and-gloom outlook, I have reason to suggest that we give much thanks this holiday season, because things are looking up for America. First, we have only two more years of Barack Obama. The American people have booted...
  • Will President Obamas Immigration Policy Hurt Americas Unemployed?

    11/27/2014 10:49:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Paul Dykewicz
    resident Barack Obama tried to put a positive spin on his decision to issue an executive order to give several million illegal aliens clemency but his move also may have an unintended consequence of creating heightened job competition for Americas unemployed. Despite President Obamas historic role as the countrys first African head of state, his new policy actually may hurt unemployed African Americans as much as any segment of the U.S. population. The addition of nearly 5 million people into the mainstream workforce to seek employment will increase competition for jobs and put downward pressure on wages, at least in...
  • This Thanksgiving, Have an Attitude of Gratitude

    11/27/2014 10:20:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    If Thomas Jefferson could be faulted for one thing in composing the Declaration of Independence, it might be his inclusion of the words "the pursuit of happiness" in the text. Happiness is a vapor that cannot be grasped; a temporary feeling based on transitory circumstances akin to the euphoria of a full-on sugar rush. Happiness is good for a time, but it cannot last. Life invariably intervenes. So many seem so unthankful about so much these days. Turn on the TV or read a newspaper and you will find complainers. Democrats complain about Republicans and the reverse. The poor complain...
  • Those Ungovernable Colonists

    11/27/2014 10:13:45 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-26-2014 | Kevin D. Williamson - Commentary
    Those Ungovernable Colonists Our founding fathers knew when to build, and when to fight and what to build, and what to fight. By Kevin D. Williamson Detail of The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth (Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, 1914 The American colonies must have been an unruly place, full as they were of religious fanatics and slave traders, second sons and fortune hunters, criminals and former political prisoners, and all manner of people in between. The first settlements hugged the coast, where one set of adventurers looked seaward while another looked to the interior wilderness. It was, in retrospect, almost inevitable...
  • Annoy a Liberal Today: Ask Them To Be Thankful

    11/27/2014 9:38:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | John Ransom
    On this Thanksgiving Day I am truly thankful.I’m thankful for my son Liam, my dog Lexie, the best sister and brother a guy could have, plus their families, niece and nephews all. I’m thankful that, for me at least, Christmas runs from Thanksgiving to Three Kings Day. I’m thankful too for living in San Diego, on the ocean, and for having lived in Denver, Palm Beach, Washington, DC, and Chicago. I’m thankful that I get to write for a living. I’m the luckiest guy I know. When I was 14 I knew what I wanted to do with my life,...
  • What To Be Thankful For?

    11/27/2014 9:17:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if the government is designed to perpetuate itself? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents and diplomats and bureaucrats behind the scenes? What if they stay in power no matter who is elected president or which major political party controls Congress? What if the frequent public displays of adversity between the Republicans and the Democrats are just a facade and a charade? What if both major political parties agree on the transcendental issues of our day? What if they both believe that our rights are not natural to our humanity but instead are gifts...
  • Ferguson Too Complicated for Easy Allegory

    11/27/2014 7:35:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    On Tuesday, the day after it was announced that Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the slaying of Michael Brown, the president for a second time called for calm. His statement was measured, careful and responsible. He condemned violence and looting while acknowledging the legitimate concerns animating the protestors. He wasn't all that moving or eloquent, but this might have been one of those times when swinging for the rhetorical fences wasn't what the moment needed. One theme he hit repeatedly, and correctly, was that the passions of many protestors are rooted in something very real. The "frustrations...
  • Ferguson Obscures Much Bigger Problems in the 'Black Community'

    11/27/2014 7:15:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Larry Elder
    From the very beginning, this was much ado about an aberration, a tragic aberration to be sure, but an aberration nonetheless. Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, 2014. Immediately, according to St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, witnesses began to give different versions of what happened. The apparent would-be star witness, Dorian Johnson, was with Brown when the shooting occurred. He gave a dramatic account of a trigger-happy bigoted cop who shot "my friend" in the back and gunned him down despite the victim attempting to surrender by placing his...
  • Judging By The Choices For Times Person Of The Year, 2014 Was An Awful Year For Humans

    11/27/2014 6:09:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Every year at this time, Time magazine starts teasing their “Person Of The Year” issue by releasing the “short list” of finalists. They allow readers to vote on their website for who they think should win, but much like President Obama’s reaction to the midterm shellacking he just took, the votes don’t matter – the editors decide. So who gets nominated doesn’t matter, who readers pick doesn’t matter, and ultimately who wins doesn’t matter because who cares what the editors of Time think outside of the New York/Washington, DC bubble? No one. But who makes the short list is interesting...
  • An Inconvenient Law

    11/27/2014 4:55:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There is a humane, transparent, truthful -- and constitutional -- way to address illegal immigration. Unfortunately, President Obama's unilateral plan to exempt millions of residents from federal immigration law is none of those things. Obama said he had to move now because of a dawdling Congress. He forgot to mention that there were Democratic majorities in Congress in 2009 and 2010, yet he did nothing, in fear of punishment at the polls. Nor did Obama push amnesty in 2011 or 2012, afraid of hurting his own re-election chances. Worries over sabotaging Democratic chances in the 2014 midterms explain his inaction...
  • Your Presence as Your Present

    11/27/2014 4:46:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent. It is the season that marks the expectation, the waiting and the preparation for Christmas, the celebration of Christ's birth. It also marks the beginning of the church year, when the readings and the rituals observed throughout the year start anew. However, what I like most about this season is the repetition of things past. Our family traditions include decorating the Christmas tree, making cookies and chocolate treats, cooking a breakfast strata for Christmas morning and Southern dressing for Christmas Day. It's also the time for family Christmas parties, Advent wreath making and...
  • The Real Lessons of Ferguson

    11/27/2014 4:23:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Mark Davis
    As a black man, I was disappointed in the grand jurys decision. This was one of the first sentences I heard from talk radio callers Tuesday morning, less than twelve hours after the announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted. The gentlemans first four words are a perfect indicator of the worst racial problems we face in 2014. He observed the story not through facts or evidence, but through the lens of his own blackness. His ethnicity, not testimony heard by the grand jury, guided his opinion on a case that cried out for objectivity and...
  • Economic and Religious Freedom: Mutually Reinforcing

    11/27/2014 2:49:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2014 | Samuel Gregg
    If there is one thing we have learned over the past 6 years in the United States, it is the mutually reinforcing nature of different expressions of freedom. No form of freedom--religious, civil, political, or economic--is of course absolute. But unjust infringements (intentional or otherwise) on one freedom can easily result in damage being inflicted upon other spheres of freedom.This is indisputably true, for instance, of religious and political freedom. All totalitarian and most authoritarian regimes usually end up seeking to severely restrict religious liberty. Sometimes this is for ideological or religious reasons. Some religions, for instance, embody very weak...
  • Op-Ed: NYT Editorial Actually Condemns the World, not Israel

    11/26/2014 10:06:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/14 | Hillel Fendel
    The New York Times published a most unfortunate editorial on Tuesday based entirely on an inaccurate premise.... "It is heartbreaking," the paper's editorial board wrote, "to see the Israeli cabinet approve a contentious bill that would officially define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, reserving 'national rights' only for Jews." The paper implicitly refers to the bill as one that "diminishes the rights of [Israel's] people" and "[denies] full rights to minorities." The proposed bill does neither of these. By granting the Jewish People exclusive "national rights" in Israel, the new bill does not deny civil or democratic...
  • Ferguson Is the Wrong Tragedy to Wake America Up [groan]

    11/26/2014 8:38:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | November 24, 2014 | Professor John McWhorter, Columbia University
    For many, the main lesson of the Ferguson verdict is that Michael Brown would still be alive if he were white that Darren Wilsons gunshots were the spawn of the racism always just beneath the surface of the white American soul. However, in light of what we heard last night, I feel that the Ferguson incident is instructive to America in a larger sense. The key element in the Brown-Wilson encounter was not any specific action either man took it was the preset hostility to the cops that Brown apparently harbored. And that hostility was key because it...
  • Civilizing barbarians (Ferguson and the decline of schools as a civilizing influence)

    11/26/2014 7:15:49 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 19 replies
    Chaos Manor ^ | November 26, 2014 - 12:44 am | Jerry Pournelle
    At least one black leader, a State Senator, has declared that we are now in a race war, blacks and their sympathizers vs. everyone else. She has no authority to declare any such thing, and she certainly does not speak for anything like a majority of African Americans, nor, I suspect, for anything like a majority of liberal intellectuals, but it is an astonishing thing to say. We are not in a race war, but there are similarities to a barbarian invasion. We have a barbarian culture within the United States. The most common cause of death of black males...
  • Civil Disobedience in Ferguson Was Planned and Choreographed Beforehand,

    11/26/2014 3:14:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I tried yesterday to make a point about this business in Ferguson, and I did not spend enough time actually thinking about how I wanted to say it in order to be the most clearly communicable and understood. The artificiality of this, and I do mean artificiality. These were not riots. These were planned, staged, predicted, counted on incidents of civil disobedience. This was not a riot. This did not happen spontaneously. It did not happen because of something that happened unexpectedly that caused people to lose their mind. They planned it. It was a strategic plan,...
  • Obama Gives Up the Ghost on Amnesty, and Says He Will Only Abide Native-Americans

    11/26/2014 1:27:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Obama's kind of given up the ghost here in a way. He's in Chicago and he had a lot of things to say in Chicago yesterday. He got heckled by pro-amnesty people, and he didn't understand it. He even admitted it, hey, I just changed the law, giving up the ghost on that. What are you getting mad at me for now? I did what you want. I just changed the law. But that's not what I'm talking about. He admitted, he told this crowd in Chicago that Americans have no right to oppose immigration. Americans have...
  • The Next Amnesty

    11/26/2014 10:09:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 26, 2014 | David Frum
    President Obamas executive action last week is only an interim step. More amnesty is coming, much more. It must. More amnesty is coming, first, because the presidents action creates an unsustainable status quo. Millions of people are about to obtain work permits and Social Security numbersbut not (or so the president says) any right to health coverage or other social benefits. What happens if they get sick? What if they lose their jobs? Suffer a debilitating injury at work? According to Obama, these people are as American as Sasha and Malia except for the small technical complication of lacking the...
  • "If You Like Your City, You Can Keep Your City"

    11/26/2014 9:37:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    That split screen of President Obama talking while Ferguson burned was the perfect image of the Obama presidency. On one side of the screen, Obama was asking for calm and praising his Attorney General Eric Holder for the work he did to promote peace and calm. On the other side, Ferguson was under attack- being looted and burned. Thats the money shot- the iconic image of the Obama presidency. It was almost as if Obama was saying to Ferguson, IF YOU LIKE YOUR CITY, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR CITY. Obama's Ferguson speech turned out to be as truthful as the...
  • Hagel Dismissed, But Not Missed

    11/26/2014 9:01:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. Nearly two years ago, these writers urged President Obama to “Chuck Hagel.” Today, it seems, the hapless Secretary of Defense is on his way out. We wish him no ill. And we certainly don’t rejoice in his forced resignation. The timing of his dismissal could hardly be worse. It comes on the eve of another “deadline” in our dealings with an Iran bent on acquiring nuclear weapons. Secretary Hagel never overcame his stumbling debut. A recent poll of national security personnel gave him an abysmal 26% approval rating. And while we...
  • Maybe President Obama is Just Trolling?

    11/26/2014 8:34:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    For those who don't know, in Internet parlance, trolling is an effort to elicit outrage from a specific group or the public generally. As the always useful -- but not always G-rated, or spell-checked -- Urban Dictionary explains, "Trolling requires deceiving [sic]; any trolling that doesn't involve decieving [sic] someone isn't trolling at all; it's just stupid." (Pro tip: When spelling "deceiving," remember it's "i before e except after c.") The definition continues: "As such, your victim must not know that you are trolling; if he does, you are an unsuccesful [sic] troll. I don't like the president's executive action...
  • Time to Stop the Moderator Masochism

    11/26/2014 7:30:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On an interview tour for his new book on President Obama, NBC's Chuck Todd told Larry King that his conversations with Obama are "very nourishing." Even after six or seven years of adoration, reporters still sound like then-NBC reporter Lee Cowan admitting in 2008 that being assigned to the Obama campaign made his "knees quake." He wondered if "he could do the campaign justice," since it was "truly historic." With conservatism on the ascent again and Obama's legacy in tatters, it doesn't take psychic powers to guess the 2016 presidential cycle is going to be another brutal campaign for GOP...
  • Thanksgiving Story: The Pilgrims, Collectivism, and Free Markets

    11/26/2014 7:08:25 AM PST · by dleeper47 · 12 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | Nov 23, 2014 | David Leeper
    The undertold story of how the Pilgrims tried hard to live under what we could call communism and nearly starved to death. In 1623 they abruptly switched to private property and free markets and never went hungry again.
  • WHAT FERGUSON MEANS FOR AMERICA'S COPS

    11/26/2014 7:02:36 AM PST · by shortstop · 106 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/26/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Every cop in America knows one thing it could have been him. Or her. It could have been him or her, instead of Darren Wilson, who pulled that trigger on Michael Brown. Or some such similar young man. Every cop in America knows that, in return for choosing a career in law enforcement, the rules of the road are now that, at any minute, it all could be over and you could become hated and condemned all across the country. No one would have your back, even the president could denounce you. Because you defended yourself. In a twist...
  • How Big of a Problem Is Susan Rice?

    11/26/2014 5:39:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 53 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11.25.2014 | Seth Mandel
    Chuck Hagels unceremonious dismissal as secretary of defense has refocused attention, once again, on the insularity of President Obamas inner circle, its suspicion of outside voices, and its distaste for dissent. But it has changed in one way: this time, the concerns about secrecy, enforced groupthink, and high school clique behavior dont center on Valerie Jarrett. Instead, the name that keeps surfacing is that of National Security Advisor Susan Rice. Its true that this isnt the first time were hearing of the toxic atmosphere and mismanagement at Rices National Security Council. But its striking how clearly the battle lines appear...
  • Obama and the Roots of the Ferguson Rage

    11/26/2014 5:19:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 26, 2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    Obama and the Roots of the Ferguson RagePosted By Arnold Ahlert On November 26, 2014 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments And so the whirlwind, cultivated by Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, the mainstream media and the army of thugs they enabled, is now being reaped. As the result of a St. Louis County grand jury refusing to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, Ferguson, MO has become Ground Zero, in what irresponsible Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadali referred to on MSNBC as “St. Louis’s race war.”One of the race war’s architects pleaded for calm shortly after...
  • Illegal Executive Orders Reward Illegal Immigration

    11/26/2014 4:20:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Like millions of other Americans, I appreciate the plight of billions of people throughout the world who would like nothing more than to find themselves in the United States, where they could enjoy a much higher standard of living and wonderful opportunities for advancement. It certainly seems like a compassionate thing to offer them legal status in America and the opportunity to pursue their dreams. It should first be considered, however, that we have millions of people already mired in dire poverty in our inner cities, rural townships and places such as Appalachia who would certainly appreciate a helping hand...
  • Elite Contempt for Ordinary Americans

    11/26/2014 4:06:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and paid architect of Obamacare, has shocked and disgusted many Americans. In 2013, he explained to a University of Pennsylvania audience: "This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure (the Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies." He added that the "lack of transparency is a huge political advantage." Most insulting were his previous statements that "the American voter is too stupid to understand" and his boast of Obamacare's "exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter."...
  • Thanks, Property Rights!

    11/26/2014 3:46:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | John Stossel
    This Thanksgiving, I give thanks for something our forebears gave us: property rights. People associate property rights with greed and selfishness, but they are keys to our prosperity. Things go wrong when resources are held in common. Before the Pilgrims were able to hold the first Thanksgiving, they nearly starved. Although they had inherited ideas about individualism and property from the English and Dutch trading empires, they tried communism when they arrived in the New World. They decreed that each family would get an equal share of food, no matter how much work they did. The results were disastrous. Gov....
  • What Obama's Ferguson Sermon Left Out

    11/26/2014 3:36:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2 | Michelle Malkin
    In his 967-word statement to the nation about the Ferguson grand jury decision on Tuesday night, President Obama devoted precisely one sentence to the risks and sacrifices police officers make to keep the peace. One. Obama delivered a tepid, obligatory acknowledgement that "our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day." But he sandwiched it between a finger-wagging admonition that cops need to "show care and restraint" and a pandering discourse justifying the "deep distrust" that "communities of color" have toward law enforcement because of the "legacy of racial discrimination in this country." Note: Multiple...
  • I am utterly undone: My struggle with black rage and fear after Ferguson

    11/26/2014 2:24:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 160 replies
    Salon ^ | November 25, 2014 | Brittney Cooper teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers
    Peaceful protests have been happening for over 100 days. But white folks only really pay attention if they fear they have something to lose. Smoke flares in their nostrils, because then they are confronted with the possibility of charred, burning, white flesh. No more water. The fire next time. If I have to begin by convincing you that Black Lives Matter, we have all already lost, havent we? So lets not begin there. Lets begin at the end. At the end there is only Michael Brown Jr.s dead body, no justice, and weeping and gnashing of teeth. For his parents,...
  • Thank-you for hitting it right on the nail!

    11/25/2014 4:24:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Years of massive corruption by the man known for stirring up race relations and making them worse are finally being exposed. While flying around the country first class, dressed in lavish suits, and most recently stirring the pot in Ferguson, Mo., Al Sharpton has avoided paying millions in taxes - that would have landed the rest of us in prison. The situation is so egregious that even the left-wing New York Timesfinally wrote a long article last week exposing Sharptons tax evasion as well as graft and crime going all the way back to his teenage years. The Timesfound there...
  • Hagel Didn't Start the Fire

    11/25/2014 2:18:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam war veteran and the lone Republican on Obama's national security team, has been fired. And John McCain's assessment is dead on. Hagel, he said, "was never really brought into that real tight circle inside the White House that makes all the decisions which has put us into the incredible debacle that we're in today throughout the world." Undeniably, U.S. foreign policy is in a shambles. But what were the "decisions" that produced the "incredible debacle"? Who made them? Who supported them? The first would be George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq, a war...
  • Britain Hasnt Been Invaded Since 1066, Until Now, Its Response: Same as in 1935

    11/25/2014 1:58:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Bethany Blankley
    Spoiler Alert: 'The last minute of the last hour of the last episode of 'Peaky Blinders'" is revealed. As an American Anglophile who lived in London in 1995 and in Edinburgh ten years later, I was greatly dismayed to witness how much the U.K. has changed for the worse during my recent trip to London shortly after Remembrance Day. The highlight of my trip was to see the 888, 246 poppies and pay tribute to those who died in Afghanistan and Iraq, whose faces adorned small crosses lining the pavement alongside Westminster Abby. With Peaky Blinders’ season two finale still fresh...
  • We Have a Moral Divide, Not a Racial One

    11/25/2014 1:48:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    As we await protests and riots scheduled for Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere if a grand jury in Missouri does not indict the white officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager, a little moral clarity is called for. For decades now, we have been told that there is a black-white divide in America. The problem with this belief that is that it renders moral judgment -- of white police, of black crime and black incarceration rates, of white judges and jurors, and of black riots and protests - impossible. It is, we are told over and over, all...
  • Obama's Immigration Policy: How About Putting Americans First (Excellent Suggestion!!!)

    11/25/2014 1:18:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25 | Cal Thomas
    Addressing the nation last Thursday, President Obama sought to justify his misreading of the Constitution by unilaterally granting legal protection to 5 million illegal immigrants. In this, he reminded me of what Richard Nixon told David Frost in a 1977 interview. The exchange is worth recalling: "FROST: So what in a sense you're saying is that there are certain situations ... where the president can decide that it's in the best interests of the nation or something, and do something illegal. NIXON: Well, when the president does it that means that it is not illegal. FROST: By definition. NIXON: Exactly....