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  • Greenfield: THE FREE MARKET IS NOT A SUICIDE PACT

    04/24/2015 7:00:22 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, April 24, 2015 The Free Market is Not a Suicide Pact Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Immigration has become the third rail of American politics. At a time when the labor force participation rate has fallen to 62 percent and the employment growth for the last 15 years has gone to immigrants, opposing the Super-Amnesty of 12 million illegal aliens is still considered an extreme position… in the Republican Party. So when Scott Walker merely suggested that Congress should make immigration decisions based on “protecting American workers and American wages”, he was denounced for it...
  • SERVICES MARK 100th ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIANS by Islamic Turkey in WWI

    04/24/2015 1:45:29 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: Thanks to the efforts of those around the world who care about the crimes committed against Christian men, women, and children, more and more attention is being given to the Armenian Genocide of 1915, during which 1.5 million Christians were murdered by the Islamic Turkish Ottoman Empire during and after World War One. Other Christian victims included indigenous Christian Assyrians and Greeks subjugated by the Turks. It is an understatement to say that crimes against Christians, which are again on the increase now, 100 years later, need to be, and must be, given the official attention they deserve....
  • The Death of the Left

    04/24/2015 11:37:49 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | April 18, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The left is winning, but for the left winning is indistinguishable from dying. The West didn’t defeat Communism; it held it at bay long enough for it to defeat itself. The Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China crushed Communism more decisively than Goldwater could have ever dreamed of.
  • Learning the Lessons from the Fall of Troy

    04/24/2015 11:12:50 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 24, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As the 2016 election approaches, have we learned anything from history? On April 24, 1184 B.C., as legend has it, the Trojans looked out over their city wall, and saw the Greek ships sailing away, the Greeks apparently having given up after ten long years of war. All that was left was a horse. A great big, huge, heavy, beautiful horse statue on wheels, bearing a note, reading “The Greeks dedicate this thank-offering to Athena for their return home.” Well, the Trojans were no fools; they saw a great big piece of art, obviously the result of great work and...
  • The uranium deal is not about Hillary. It is about Obama!

    04/24/2015 9:55:11 AM PDT · by GilGil · 73 replies
    steynnonline.com ^ | 04/24/15 | Mark Steyn
    Everyone misses the central story here and it is not Hillary. It is Obama who approved this. This is the bigger story a scandal beyond belief. Does anyone realize that 7 out of 9 cabinet officers of Obama's cabinet sat in on the committee to approve this? Here is another question. What did the other cabinet officers get for signing off on this deal? Is it at all conceivable that Obama knew nothing of this when 80% of his cabinet was involved? Once again! Are we to believe that Obama was totally clueless that a deal to give away 20%...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    04/24/2015 8:57:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/24/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Dingy Harry Strikes Again Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s disdain for his Republican colleagues is on full display as he aims to force a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General. In fact, the former Majority Leader is threatening to hijack the Senate. Given the weakness of the Republican majority, why not! “I know parliamentary procedure around here and we’re going to put up with this for a little while longer, but not much,” Reid said in an interview on MSNBC. “Absolutely we can force votes. If we don’t get something done soon, I will...
  • At 67 Israel exudes long term optimism

    04/23/2015 9:07:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/15 | Yoram Ettinger
    Happy Israel Independence Day Sixty-seven years ago, upon Israel’s declaration of independence, Life Magazine noted (May 31, 1948, pp. 21-28) the odds facing the 600,000 Jews of the newly-born economy-starved and militarily-embargoed Jewish State: “King Abdullah of Trans-Jordan sent his Arab Legion against Jerusalem…. Egypt’s planes repeatedly bombed Tel Aviv. Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia pitched in…. The Arabs cut off Jerusalem from the coast by blocking the road to Tel Aviv…. The old walled city came under artillery fire…. A three-pronged attack was compressing the [Jewish] defenders into the Jewish Quarter of the Old City…. While King Abdullah’s...
  • American Life: Military Laboratory, Arms and Supplies

    04/23/2015 7:10:25 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 12 replies
    Democratic Thinker ^ | April 22, 2015 | Democratic Thinker
    Military Laboratory, of Philadelphia, lists military arms and supplies available to the public in the new republic. Clayton Cramer notes that all these arms and supplies were protected by the just written Second Amendment. Military Laboratory, At No. 34, Dock Street, near the Drawbridge, PHILADELPHIA: 1789 Where Owners and Commanders of Armed Vessels may be supplied, for either the use of Small Arms or Cannon, at the shortest notice, with every species of MILITARY STORES. V I Z. Rammers, sponges, worms and ladles, with or without spring worms, ready covered, of all sizes, of superior qualityCopper gun ladles and double...
  • "Why reading IS phonics" (video)

    04/22/2015 1:48:12 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 21, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    This short graphic video explains why phonics is what matters, and almost everything else they add in the public schools is a waste of time. When possible, the Education Establishment will banish phonics on the grounds that it is irrelevant and doesn't work. But even when they admit some phonics into the schools, these malevolent ideologues will try to encumber the whole learning process to such a degree that children learn at half-speed, if they learn at all. All the phonics experts say they can teach almost all children to read in the first grade. That should be the gold...
  • Confederate Memorial Day in the South

    04/22/2015 7:51:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 109 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/22/15 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    Confederate History and Heritage Month Tennessee Senator Edward Ward Carmack said it best in 1903: “The Confederate Soldiers were our kinfolk and our heroes. We testify to the country our enduring fidelity to their memory. We commemorate their valor and devotion. There were some things that were not surrendered at Appomattox. We did not surrender our rights and history; nor was it one of the conditions of surrender that unfriendly lips should be suffered to tell the story of that war or that unfriendly hands should write the epitaphs of the Confederate dead. We have the right to teach our...
  • Judge Rules Cops May Seize Your Home to Use as a Fort SATIRE

    04/21/2015 8:51:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 April 2015 | John Semmens
    When a neighbor was engaged in a domestic dispute, Henderson, Nevada police demanded that Anthony Mitchell allow them to use his home as a fort and command center in order to gain a tactical advantage in their efforts to cope with the situation. Mitchell refused, but police battered down his door, pepper sprayed him, and put him in jail for the duration. Mitchell sued contending that this home invasion by the police violated his constitutional rights under both the Third and Fourth Amendments to the US Constitution. Federal district court Judge Andrew Gordon dismissed Mitchell’s Fourth Amendment argument, saying that...
  • Sixties Radicals, A Generation of Pretenders

    04/20/2015 6:43:40 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 18 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 4-16-15 | Chris Shugart
    Back in the Sixties, there was a popular bumper sticker slogan that read “question authority.” In that dubious era of phony psychedelic bohemians and inane pseudo-revolutionaries, it was one of the few pieces of advice I took seriously. Even today it remains good advice, and perhaps even more so. Questioning authority lies at the foundation of how and why this country was formed. The War of Independence was the ultimate challenge to an authority that hadn’t only become questionable, but beyond toleration as well. The framework of the Constitution was designed in part to allow both its citizens and its...
  • Texas Open Carry Passes Final Vote in House 101- 42

    04/20/2015 6:00:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Texas licensed open carry bill has passed the third read vote in the House. An amendment by Dutton was added on the third read.  The substance of the amendment is that merely possessing a holstered handgun is not sufficient reason to detain or make an investigatory stop.   On the third read, an amendment must obtain a 2/3 majority to be approved.  This amendment reads: CERTAIN INVESTIGATORY STOPS AND INQUIRIES PROHIBITED.   A peace officer may not make an investigatory stop or other temporary detention to inquire as to whether a person possesses a handgun license solely because the person...
  • What Does History Tell Us About Slavery And Racism?

    04/20/2015 5:23:21 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20 | Leigh Bravo
    If blacks lives have not improved under Democratic rule, then why not make a change? Why not take a chance and try a vote for a Republican. You might be surprised. Which political party really supported slavery and continue to further the cause of racism? Most people will immediately point their finger at Republicans and Conservatives. You know those evil old white folks who would rather see you encased in chains than an actual contributing citizen of the United States? Well if you believe this, then I have some swamp land in Florida I need to sell. If you look...
  • Answering Debbie Wasserman-Shultz’s Challenge

    04/20/2015 5:21:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/15 | Jim Yardley
    The United States needs to respond to Iran with something beyond promising them that we will do everything they ask without demur. Debbie Wasserman Shultz demands that anyone who questions our Dictator-in-Chief about his so called “negotiations” with Iran be prepared to offer alternatives to solve the Iran nuclear weapon problem. Actually, considering the demand is put forward by the Democrat Party’s Loon-in-Chief is really pretty reasonable. Now, I’m not part of the Republican establishment, in fact, I’m not even a registered Republican. But I do tend to be very conservative when it comes to defending our country. So how...
  • Hillary Clinton and the End of Iowa?

    04/20/2015 9:26:03 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 20, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Let’s begin this one with a disclaimer: I detest the current presidential primary process. I consider it an unfair and anachronistic approach that should have long ago been corrected. That being said… it’s the method we have, so for the time being at least, the games begin in Iowa… Our major-party presidential nominees are selected through a time-honored tradition. Based on the theory that the people best suited to select a president are those who know him best, our system relies on aspiring candidates moving into Iowa and New Hampshire for months at a time, visiting small towns throughout these...
  • All Time Favorite World War II Cartoon (For lack of a Better Phrase)

    04/20/2015 9:24:46 AM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
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  • Beyond Re-Set Buttons: Putin and Hillary

    04/19/2015 11:22:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    April 20, 2015 | vanity
    Here we have an interesting look at similarities. What does this portend for the future - tell us about the Democratic Party? Putin and Hillary employ similar tactics, have similar temperaments, engage in soft and hard power projection, and command and control a state media. I'd like to think, that here in the United States, we still have a say in who our chief executive is. The GOP has a large and varied selection of serious (and some not so serious) contenders vying for the Republican nomination. The Democratic Party has one candidate - Hillary (very Castroesque). Which brings me...
  • 10 Secret Societies That Influenced History

    04/19/2015 4:52:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Hudson Valley News Network ^ | March 28, 2015 | Frank De Raffele
    Here is an Interesting Top Ten List. Did you know of these Secret Societies that existed throughout our history? Ever since recorded time, secret societies have fascinated and frightened us. Since mystery is encoded into their DNA, secret societies are easy fodder for conspiracy theorists or lazy students who seek simple explanations for history’s many catastrophes. These secret societies, however, did indeed influence the world around them, and the reverberations of their teachings and actions are with us to this very day. 10. The Secret Six Because it was one of the most glamorous moments in the history of American...
  • Modest Open Carry Reform Close to Passage in Texas

    04/19/2015 1:59:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The massive efforts of the Texas open carry advocates, with thousands of open carry marches all over the state, seem to be about to pay off.  While second amendment enthusiasts may not get everything that they wish, they will have instituted a modest reform that moves Texas toward a return to the strong protections of a right to bear arms that it was born with.  Like the American revolution, the Texas revolution started with a distant government ignoring the rights of the people with an attempt to disarm them.    The original Texas declaration of rights of 1836 and the...
  • Hillary Blames Rich for Ruining America [semi-satire]

    04/19/2015 10:18:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 April 2015 | John Semmens
    In her bid to portray herself as the champion of the average American, millionaire presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is lambasting the wealthiest 1% for the impoverishment of the other 99%. It is, she says, “outrageous that the CEO of a major corporation makes 300 times the annual salary of its lowest paid employee.” Clinton’s argument is ironic since her hourly rate for public speaking is 16,000 times the $15 hourly rate that she says ought to be the legal minimum wage. If CEOs are overpaid, former Secretary of State Clinton would appear to be obscenely overpaid. According to Mrs. Clinton,...
  • Greenfield: The Death of the Left

    04/19/2015 5:17:33 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 78 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, April 18, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, April 18, 2015 The Death of the Left Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The left is winning, but for the left winning is indistinguishable from dying. The West didn’t defeat Communism; it held it at bay long enough for it to defeat itself. The Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China crushed Communism more decisively than Goldwater could have ever dreamed of. The embargo didn’t turn Cuba into a hellhole whose main tourism industry is inviting progressive Canadian pedophiles to rape its children. Castro did that with help from the dead guy on the...
  • Now it’s the Bible that’s sexist

    04/17/2015 8:57:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/17/15 | Judi Mcleod
    According to Pentagon zombies: The 24,000-employee U.S. Pentagon which, like many government agencies, can only lay claim to having roughly 20 percent of females on staff, is on a crash course to take down the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence—because all three “contribute to modern sexism”. Why wait for the enemy to finish off the nation’s three top historical treasures when you can do it right at home in the safety of the Defense Department? Barack Obama’s gutting of the military seems to have left mostly sexism-sniffing zombies sitting behind Pentagon desks. Now that the Marxists...
  • Sweden's Ceaseless Far-Left Bent a Result of Guilt from Shameful (Covert) Nazi Collaboration?

    04/17/2015 8:55:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Just like with Germany-in-general (and Gunter Grass in particular) Sweden's obsessive liberalism -especially regarding minorities/immigration- could be understood as enduring societal guilt for their forefathers' close collaboration with the Nazis while cowardly claiming to be 'neutral'... Sweden's role as Nazi Germany's key iron ore supplier has been dismissed -as Swiss banking often was- as mere 'commercial' transactions, but it's hard to explain-away new information in a just-released book detailing how the Swedish government assisted the Wehrmacht's invasion of neighboring Norway by offering Sweden's national railways to ferry troops and equipment north, which were then used to defeat the British at Narvik (leading...
  • Muslim Passengers Throw Christians Overboard on Mediterranean Migrant Ship

    04/16/2015 11:13:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Slate ^ | April 16, 2015 | Elliot Hannon
    What has already been a particularly lethal week for migrants trying to make their way across the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe took an even more grisly turn on Thursday, when a religious dispute broke out on a boat traveling from Libya to Italy and ended with a group of Muslim passengers throwing 12 Christian migrants overboard to their deaths.
  • Brain teaser. Mystery quote by famous lawman.

    04/16/2015 9:42:09 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 33 replies
    April 16, 2015 | Self
    I'm quite partial to the old-fashioned sentiment expressed by this lawman. Who said this? Major kudos to whoever knows correct answer. It's not an easy one. Hint #1: "Go west, young man." -Horace Greeley Hint #2: In his day, police were commonly known as peace officers. Hint #3: His officers would have cruised in cars like this one. "Good evening, friends. In dealing with the public, the average policeman finds that every man has an inherent spark of honor which never dies, no matter how much he disagrees with society's concepts of right or wrong. Twenty-two years of police work...
  • The Armenian Genocide

    04/15/2015 5:55:22 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The Marxist/Nazi/Ottoman/Islamist ISIS pogrom against Christianity continues to this day “Around the world, Christians are facing violence, persecution, brutality in a way we have not seen in generations.” – Rey Flores, “The Wanderer” The hypocritical “war on women” movement is deafly silent, no real effort to save the captives, and good men are doing nothing when faced daily with photographs of Christian hostages on their knees, clad in orange jumpsuits, about to be beheaded, when women and girls are kidnapped, raped, genitally mutilated by ISIS, and driven into a life of slavery as forced converts to Islam. One year later,...
  • Greenfield: The Deconstruction of Marriage

    04/15/2015 4:58:04 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 85 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 The Deconstruction of Marriage Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The only question worth asking about gay marriage is whether anyone on the left would care about this crusade if it didn't come with the privilege of bulldozing another civilizational institution. Gay marriage is not about men marrying men or women marrying women, it is about the deconstruction of marriage between men and women. That is a thing that many men and women of one generation understand but have trouble conveying to another generation for whom marriage has already largely been deconstructed. The...
  • Significant Picture Placement at the NRA Meeting?

    04/15/2015 1:19:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    My war was the Cold War.  I spent a good chunk of my career helping to develop weapons to counter the communist threat.  A chunk of our intelligence effort was spent attempting to determine what was going on inside of the Soviet Union, who might succeed who in the leadership, and what it might mean. Watching the NRA and trying to determine what is happening in its internal politics is much like that.  There are the public pronouncements, that tell us some of what happened, after the fact.  While the NRA elections can have a significant effect on select...
  • WHO IS Barack Hussein Obama? - "The Betrayal Papers Part V," now online

    04/15/2015 9:25:33 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 7 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | April 15, 2015 | Andrea Shea King
    “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” Has there ever been a president whose personal history is so murky, so questionable, and so baffling? All one must do is recall the allegations, still open for debate and research, that checker Obamaís background. Laid out below are some of these allegations, not to be proved or disproved, but to remind the reader that Obama’s personal history is replete with question marks.
  • With Russian S-300 AA System on the Way to Iran, Will Israel Strike NOW- While They Still Can?

    04/14/2015 4:03:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Even if the Senate gets a clue and does shut-down Obama's bizarre non-agreement with Iran, cascading collateral damage has already begun: Gulf states are looking to get their own atomic weaponry, US prestige and credibility has suffered yet another heavy blow (Obama/Kerry don't even know how to surrender), and now the Russians are sending their advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Tehran... Putin signed something that cleared the way for the (bartered for crude oil) missiles yesterday- a system that experts say could leave Iran 'untouchable'... the only way to get by that would be a large stealth fleet...
  • Greenfield: Gunter Grass and the Left's Red Flags

    04/13/2015 5:45:19 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | lMonday, April 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, April 13, 2015 Gunter Grass and the Left's Red Flags Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog A few days after September 11 I saw a quote from Gunter Grass on a Manhattan lamppost. In those dark days, the lampposts and walls that weren't covered in missing persons posters were decorated with the hysterical pamphleteering of the left urging us to blame ourselves for the attacks. The quote has long since been lost to memory, buried under smoke and ash, a green parrot perched on an empty staircase and crowds thronging on foot across the bridge. The...
  • V-E DAY REMEMBERED

    04/12/2015 8:41:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/12/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As we approach the seventieth anniversary of the German surrender to the Allies on May 7, 1945, it’s time we take a few moments to reflect on the superhuman efforts our great American military force expended to assure that victory. General of the Army and Supreme Allied Commander Dwight David Eisenhower brought about the cooperation of quarrelsome and oppositional Allies who gained reputations for fighting among themselves, America’s Joint Chief of Staff, George Marshall and Eisenhower himself nearly as much as they did the enemy! When Eisenhower cabled Marshall that Germany had surrendered at 0241, local time, May 7th, 1945,...
  • UCD archaeologists seek to recreate the world of our ancestors

    04/11/2015 9:05:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | April 11, 2015 | Ronan McGreevy
    Centre for Experimental Archaeology on Belfield campus is only one of its kind in the world.Brendan O’Neill at work on his early medieval round house on the UCD campus. How did our ancestors create the world they lived in? How did they survive without the modern accoutrements that make our lives easy? The question is at the heart of archaeology and forms the basis of a unique project in a quiet corner of University College Dublin’s sprawling Belfield campus. UCD is the only university in the world with a centre for experimental archaeology. It is not made of bricks and...
  • America's Story (part 17) - The Last of the Doolittle Raiders

    04/11/2015 1:41:34 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 43 replies
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | 11 April 2015 | smithsk
    wikipedia/Doolittle Raider RL Hite blindfolded by Japanese 1942 Ever hear of the Doolittle Raiders? On Sunday, March 29, 2015, one of the last of the Doolittle Raiders, Robert Hite, passed away at 95.   [reference:  Robert Hite, 95, Survivor of Doolittle Raid and Japanese Imprisonment, Dies - NYTimes.com ] And his obituary included the photo, shown above in this public domain picture.  And it can be found on wikipedia with the following description: U.S. Army Air Force Lt. Robert L. Hite, blindfolded by his captors, is led from a Japanese transport plane after he and the other seven flyers were flown...
  • Castro gives Obama 'very emotional' apology - Obama not interested in battles before he was born

    04/11/2015 12:53:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    “I’m not interested in having battles that frankly started before I was born,” Obama said. “The Cold War’s been over for a long time.”Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday expressed remorse that President Obama had inherited the hostile relationship between Cuba and the U.S. during his time in office. The Lebanon Daily Star reported that the Communist leader apologized to Obama during the seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama City. He also absolved the president of any role increasing tensions between the two nations during his remarks. “I apologize to President Obama and the others here,” Castro told an...
  • Where Will We Be? Part 2

    04/11/2015 10:10:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/11/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    The United States is an exceptional nation. It has successfully passed what the Founders believed would be its most demanding test—the test of time. For more than 200 years this constitutional republic has offered citizens a measure of liberty unequaled in the world. And generations of those citizens have transformed that gift of liberty into happiness, wealth and power which continue to be the envy of other countries. But liberty carries with it the weight of responsibility. Like all nations, the United States has made mistakes. Indians were treated horrendously and slavery was a sickness that only a war could...
  • Overheard in a Conference Room in Havana…

    04/10/2015 2:27:44 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 10, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The following transcript could not be authenticated. It was broadcast from a wiretap accidentally placed in a conference room in Havana, but with the generally low quality of the antiquated electronics available in Cuba, some of the audio was muffled… and there’s always the little matter of questionable translations from the Spanish… but here is what we have, submitted for your consideration without any warranty whatsoever... Lead Voice #1: Let’s get to work, men. I meet with the Great Satan tomorrow. Underling Voice A: You’re dying, boss? Lead Voice #1: No, you idiot, I mean the president of the United...
  • Liberals steal a quote from an old white lady to make Maya Angelou Commemorative stamp

    04/10/2015 11:13:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/10/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The United States Postal Service (USPS) has colluded with the family of the late poet Maya Angelou to steal a quote from a white eighty nine year old children’s book writer named Joan Walsh Anglund to make the new Angelou stamp look good. The whole episode is a perfect example of how liberals are different from other people. According to reports, there was an excited gathering of “luminaries” at the stamp’s unveiling which included Michelle Obama who is the political world’s Kim Kardashian – famous for being famous without any actual accomplishments of her own. That the stolen quote placed...
  • The Day Frozen Pudding-Pops Destroyed Boris Yeltsin's Faith in Communism

    04/09/2015 10:19:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 80 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    After a September 1989 tour of Houston's Johnson Space Center, Boris Yeltsin -freshly elected to the new Soviet Politburo- made an impromptu visit to a typical American grocery store -'Randalls'- in Clear Lake, Texas, to have himself a look around... And more than anything he'd seen at the advanced NASA facility, what really blew Yeltsin away was the sheer variety of goods at the supermarket. The fact that such stores where to be found in just about any town in America was said to be beyond comprehension for the Soviet politician- the pictures tell a thousand words- A mesmerized Yeltsin wandered the isles, marveled...
  • Ted Cruz '92: Grassroots phenomenon who once seemed destined for the ivory tower

    04/08/2015 9:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | April 8, 2015 | Katherine Oh
    While many now identify Ted Cruz ’92 as the classic example of a conservative populist politician, few still remember a time in his life when he seem destined for the ivory tower or understand how someone so committed to the life of the mind became a grassroots phenomenon. Cruz had already begun thinking about the topic of his senior thesis while he was a freshman, his roommate and debate team partner David Panton ’92 said. “He was 17,” Panton said. “Not too many 17-year-olds were thinking about their thesis their freshman year first of all, and also writing about two...
  • Greenfield: The Closing of the Liberal Mind

    04/08/2015 5:35:08 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 64 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, April 08, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, April 08, 2015 The Closing of the Liberal Mind Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Suppose that you are a Soviet agent in 1955. Your cover is that of an insurance salesman. Of your two "jobs", the Soviet agent part is more important, but you need to be a good insurance salesman to maintain your cover. Being a good insurance salesman doesn't clash with being a good Communist, because your job selling life insurance allows you to pursue your real job. And you cannot conflate the two jobs. You can't sell insurance to your KGB bosses...
  • Coming to America

    04/08/2015 10:37:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/08/15 | Jim Yardley
    “Freedom is never free”, but this concept seems to have passed many, if not most, illegals right by I heard Neil Diamond’s song “America” (which is frequently referred to as “Coming to America”) today as I was driving alone in my car. It was released in 1980 as part of the film The Jazz Singer, and became a huge hit single in 1981. If my reaction to hearing it again after 35 years is typical, it is still a huge hit among people who love their nation. Among people who are willing to risk their lives to protect their nation....
  • Rising Sales of US Constitution Put Department of Homeland Security on Alert [semi-satire]

    04/07/2015 8:56:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 April 2015 | John Semmens
    A surge of book sales that pushed the US Constitution into the top ten best seller list of the Conservative Book Club has caused federal officials to put the Department of Homeland Security on "full alert." "This is just the type of abnormal behavior that should trigger a high state of vigilance," Secretary Jeh Johnson declared. "We expect a few loud-mouthed right-wing politicians to repeatedly harp on whether some action taken by the government is constitutional. But we can't afford to overlook tens of thousands of ordinary citizens reading such seditious literature." "Outside of some historical interest, we can see...
  • If Priority #1 is Electing Ted Cruz, #2 Has GOT to Be Keeping Schumer's Evil Paws Off the Senate...

    04/07/2015 5:21:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Republican operatives were wringing their hands with concern re the 2016 Senate races  before 2014's congressional victory was even secured- Senate Republicans will have to work hard to retain their recently won majority as they face a tough 2016 electoral map. They have 24 seats up compared to Democrats' 10, including seven in states President Obama carried twice. Democrats won't have any red-state senators facing reelection and could be buoyed by a favorable presidential-year electorate. Republicans do have some margin for error after their sweeping 2014 win netted them nine seats for a 54-seat Senate majority. Democrats won't have it easy...
  • Where will we be? Part 1

    04/06/2015 10:08:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/6/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    In less than two years the citizens of the United States will elect a president. Two centuries have witnessed the election of honest and patriotic men, some having been called upon to serve during times of great national hardship. Many of America’s presidents have achieved a record of which they can be proud. Until now. Barack Obama has exposed the United States and the American people to unnecessary danger. He has taken it upon himself to apologize to our enemies for what he believes to be the nation’s sins and shortcomings. Such are the arrogant and reprehensible acts of a...
  • Ed Peruta Comments on the Peruta Case in the Ninth Circuit

    04/06/2015 5:52:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Ed Peruta initiated the lawsuit that became the Ninth Circuit Court case, Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego.  Not a lot has been written about the man who initiated the case with the potential to reform all the "may issue" concealed carry laws in the country.    Recently, Mr. Peruta wrote a comment about the Ninth Circuits decision to hear the case en banc.  I found the comment on a Hawaii publication.   Here it is.   From civilbeat.com: I have this comment regarding today's ruling from the Ninth Circuit: San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore has had the...
  • Progressives: Puritans with a Different God

    04/06/2015 4:30:35 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/6/15 | Steve Berman
    Indiana has gone from becoming a standard-bearer in the battle for religious liberty, to a routed coward who unhands the ensign, careful not to trip over the pole on the way to the rear. State versions of the federal RFRA are a red herring, which in no way inform legislative or social policy, except in very specific situations (such as a city council passing a narrow ordinance compelling businesses to participate in same-sex weddings—just to pull one out of a hat). We conservatives take it for granted that those city ordinances will now be passed in Indiana, as they have...
  • Op-Ed: Passover and Redemption Trump the News

    04/04/2015 3:39:27 PM PDT · by Canedawg · 6 replies
    Israel National News.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Paula Stern
    Many religious Jews believe deeply that there are no coincidences in life. None...not a one. All that happens, happens within the realm of a knowing God who watches, always watches over His creations. Last summer, when the missiles were falling, a secular friend told me I was lucky because in being religious, I had faith where she had terror, I had trust while she worried. -snip- There are no coincidences in life. Remember that. Believe that. Obama signed this absurd "framework" agreement to secure his place in history. There is a relatively good chance that his place in history will...
  • Kerry Disputes Comparisons Between Iran Deal and 1938 Munich Agreement [semi-satire]

    04/04/2015 12:18:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-New/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 April 2015 | John Semmens
    US Secretary of State John Kerry bristled under comparisons of the recently announced deal with Iran to 1938's agreement between Britain's Neville Chamberlain and Germany's Adolf Hitler over the Sudetenland. Though Chamberlain proclaimed the agreement as assuring "peace for our time," World War II erupted only a year later. "There are just too many differences to make the comparison apt," Kerry claimed. "Hitler threatened to invade Czechoslovakia if his demands weren't met. Iran isn't threatening to invade anyone. Hitler had already invaded Austria. Iran hasn't invaded anyone. Iranian troops in Iraq are there by invitation to fight against ISIL." "There's...