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  • AZ:Meteor Crater Redux; bad signs

    08/22/2014 5:56:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a previous article I wrote about the improper signage at the Meteor Crater rest stop in Arizona.   At the first stop, I failed to obtain a picture. The rest stop is a member of a pair of rest stops as is often seen; one on each side of the freeway.   On the return trip, I stopped at the sister rest area to see if it had the bad signage as well.   It did.  The sign appeared to be identical with the sign that I recalled on the South side of I-40. Note the location of the prohibition on...
  • A Bridge To Nowhere!

    08/22/2014 1:12:13 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 3 replies
    Self | 8/22/14 | Me
    “We’re not looters. We’re liberators! We are not burners. We’re Builders!” ~Al Sharpton There’s only one problem, Reverend. You’re already free, just not free from the auspices of the law, God and common sense; nobody is! And if you’re legitimate builders, not community disorganizers, please show us the blueprint to anything you’ve constructed other than racial discord, bigotry, crime, ignorance and apathy. Oh, we’ve seen the urban decay, vacant lives and sheer contempt for civility festering in the Democratic epicenters of Detroit, Chicago and Ferguson. If you truly desire to help the black community, lead society to previous unattainable heights...
  • Hollywood anti-Americanism goes way back to the “golden age”; they lied then and will lie now

    08/21/2014 10:10:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/21/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Seeing Hollywood side against America is nothing new. Whether the enemies are Islamists or Communists, Tinsel Town’s biggest and brightest stars are there on the front lines and always have been. The active and passive support Hollywood stars are showing for the Palestinian Liberation Front in its war against Israel is not an aberration but rather what should be expected. People who parrot other people’s words often feel a need to show how independent they are which leads them to comment on the issues of the day. Nevertheless, saying “America is the greatest county ever conceived,” does not draw the...
  • Pat Condell NUKES Hamas' 'Progressive' Media Apologists

    08/21/2014 6:39:17 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    "criminally-biased selective moralizing  -from a suitably safe distance" It's easy to criticize at-a-distance... but none of the people currently protesting against Israel would behave any differently in the same circumstances -and many of them would behave a helluva lot worse. This is why the selective outrage we're seeing is SO truly nauseating. Where were all you 'progressive humanitarians' when Assad was butchering 1000s in Syria, or Bashir in Sudan? Where were the angry mass demonstrations for those people? Or for the victims of the (Muslim) butchery in Nigeria? Or for the 1000s murdered in Iraq just recently... in cold blood. But the...
  • Greenfield: Hands Up, Don't Loot

    08/21/2014 6:21:30 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 47 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Hands Up, Don't Loot Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The interior of the Ferguson Market and Liquor Store is littered with broken bottles and scattered snacks. Despite the plywood boards covering the windows and doors, looters with their faces covered in bandanas helped themselves to anything they could find as those who came to memorialize Michael Brown carried on his work. The violence in Ferguson didn't begin when a police officer shot Michael Brown. It began when a 300 lb thug robbed the Ferguson Market and abused a clerk. The release of...
  • Open Carry at North Texas Love's

    08/20/2014 12:03:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a previous article, I mentioned that I was doing a favor by moving a lady and her possessions across the country.   The trip became a bit more memorable near the end.   In the last hundred miles before the drop off point, I was informed that a prominent outlaw motorcycle gang  had found out that she had been in Arizona, and now knew that she was moving back to the Midwest.   I was told that she had been instrumental in putting one of the officers of the group in prison for a few years.   I was assured that...
  • Good Riddance, Medieval Moron

    08/20/2014 9:49:14 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The upper photo had recently -incorrectly- been portrayed around the internet as a 'child bride' being forced to marry an ISIS warrior in Iraq and/or sold as a slave, when in truth the girl was crying because she botched a poem the poor thing was called upon to recite at a (clearly frightening) ISIS 'youth rally'.... But unlike most stories involving these 7th-century cretins, this one has a happy ending: the MC above that was terrorizing the little girl got just the killin' he needed when he met up with Kurdish militia group 'YPG'. (exhibit B) . Alas, apparently they're...
  • Greenfield: What is Wrong with ISIS, is What is Wrong with Islam

    08/20/2014 8:18:09 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 What is Wrong with ISIS, is What is Wrong with Islam Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Know your enemy. To know what ISIS is, we have to clear away the media myths about ISIS. ISIS is not a new phenomenon. Wahhabi armies have been attacking Iraq in order to wipe out Shiites for over two hundred years. One of the more notably brutal attacks took place during the administration of President Thomas Jefferson. That same year the Marine Corps saw action against the Barbary Pirates and West Point opened, but even Noam...
  • The Islamic Jihad Conquest Formula

    08/20/2014 7:05:12 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 86 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 20, 1014 | Matthew Bracken
    The Islamic Jihad Conquest Formula By Matthew Bracken August, 2014 Mohammed’s unchanging formula for conquest is time-proven; variations were also used in history by the invading Mongol hordes among others. Emissaries ride forward of their advancing armies, offering to spare the lives of the targeted population in return for their unconditional surrender and explicit submission to their new rulers. In the Islamic context this submission is exemplified by the fresh converts repeating the Shahada prayer before Muslim witnesses. There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger. The Shahada prayer is the first of the Five Pillars of...
  • What is Wrong with ISIS, is What is Wrong with Islam

    08/20/2014 6:48:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    ISIS is an expression of the murderous hate within Islam. We are not only at war with an acronym, but with the dark hatred in the hearts of men, some of whom are in Iraq, Pakistan, and some of whom live next door Know your enemy. To know what ISIS is, we have to clear away the media myths about ISIS. ISIS is not a new phenomenon. Wahhabi armies have been attacking Iraq in order to wipe out Shiites for over two hundred years. One of the more notably brutal attacks took place during the administration of President Thomas Jefferson....
  • Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum

    08/20/2014 12:35:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.”Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick along with NBC are donating objects to the National Museum of American History....
  • The very familiar story of P.O. Darren Wilson stirs memories of NYCPD Sgt Ed Johnson

    08/19/2014 10:33:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has likely never heard of Edward L. Johnson, a New York City Police Sergeant who was killed by an alcoholic psycho on a cold January day more than 54 years ago. But those who passed through the NYCPD Academy during the 1960s remember the story of how Sergeant Johnson died because it was part of the Firearms Training curriculum. As the story goes, Sgt Johnson and his driver were called to a Bowery soup kitchen to back up a team of officers who were attempting to arrest a drunken, psychotic client who was using a...
  • The summer of the “angry Black man” is wearing thin

    08/19/2014 8:47:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The “Angry Black Man” (ABM) is angry again. Civil insurrections are flaring up in various parts of the country because ABM is angry. The implied message in these riots is that it is time for the greater society to ante up more free stuff. The free stuff ABM has gotten for 4 and 5 generations has long since been taken for granted. The Society’s largesse elicits no thanks, just fresh demands accompanied by threats. ABM believed the Ministry of Information’s “Gentle Giant” (GG) mask would cover the fact that their latest Trayvon Martin was apparently a strong arm robber. Now...
  • Putin Awards Russia's 76th Airborne Division for 'Missions Accomplished', 'Heroism' in Ukraine (!)

    08/19/2014 4:42:53 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    I thought he said they're weren't any Russian troops there- hmmm Kremlin.ru   
  • Rule Of Law vs. Rule Of Man (Larry Schweikart - A Patriot's History of the US)

    08/19/2014 4:24:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | You Tube
    Video: Beck invited historians David Barton and Larry Schweikart on the program to analyze what America can learn from tumultuous periods of history, and the two repeatedly warned that America is starting to view people as groups, rather than individuals, and doing so has been extremely destructive throughout history. “That’s where France was [in the 18th century] … and that’s why they went through so many revolutions so quickly,” Barton explained. “Whoever won the first revolution, that was the enemy for the second revolution. The second group came in and said, ‘They’re not of our group, we’ve got to get...
  • The U.N. Year of Solidarity With the Palestinian Cause

    08/18/2014 2:59:51 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    The U.N. Year of Solidarity With the Palestinian Cause By Julio Severo By a United Nations resolution, 2014 is the “Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People,” an occasion that has been used by the U.N. to organize special activities along with governments and non-governmental organizations to promote the Palestinian cause. The resolution was passed on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in 2013, a very busy year for the U.N., which adopted a total of 21 resolutions singling out Israel for criticism. In contrast, the rest of the world combined received just 4 of such condemnatory resolutions...
  • One Rogue Judge, and the Second Amendment’s Forgotten Roots

    08/18/2014 12:20:19 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 18, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In the case of Kolbe et. al. versus O’Malley, a class of various American individuals, businesses, and associations rightly challenged Maryland’s outrageous 2013 law banning honest, law-abiding citizens from possessing – not just public carrying, but possessing – several classes of firearms, such as the AR-15, and weapons – even pistols! – that hold more than ten rounds. The Federal District Judge hearing the case, a Clinton appointee named Catherine C. Blake, disregarded both legal precedent and two hundred years of scholarship, in holding, outrageously, that this blatantly unconstitutional state law was constitutional. Judge Blake declared that AR-15s and similar...
  • President Laments “Balkanization” of Media

    08/18/2014 10:41:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    The low cost of communication over the Internet has led to “a dangerous proliferation of voices” according to President Obama. “It used to be that everyone got their view of the news from major media outlets,” Obama recounted. “There was more unanimity of message. This helped bring the country together.” “Now, though, any nobody with a little free time can get a website and pontificate for all the world to see,” the President complained. “We have no way to control what is said and we lack the time and energy to refute every erroneous idea or contention that is made.”...
  • California’s teachers union hears the footsteps of workers’ freedom

    08/18/2014 10:16:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/18/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    he California Teachers Association (CTA) has quietly started to prepare its members for life after extortion. It has put together a report titled “Not if, but when: Living in a world without Fair Share,” in which it acknowledges that the days of being able to extort teachers to bribe Democrats may be fast coming to an end. Automatic, compulsory union membership for teachers is being challenged in court and the thugs that run the state’s biggest teachers union can see the outcome will lead to an end of their cushy lives. They have prepared a slideshow outlining the “terrible consequences”...
  • The Islamic State is winning

    08/18/2014 10:08:14 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 18, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The threats posed by the Islamic State are palpable and growing. While the Obama Nation and much of the West think short term and lead from behind, our enemies think long term and lead from the front.The Long War Journal is run by Paul Hanusz and Bill Roggio. Thomas Joscelyn is the senior editor. The following video was posted at You Tube on August 18th and is of a recent lecture by Mr. Joscelyn presented at the Endowment for Middle East Truth. Mr. Joscelyn compares the rise of initially unexceptional ideologues such as Hitler, Mao and Stalin to the rise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi...
  • Life in the Gruesome Stalinist Hell of North Korea (gallery)

    08/18/2014 6:09:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Talk about lack of public beach access:1500+ miles of DPRK coastline are lined with an electric fence to deter potential defections by sea More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Greenfield: How to Write About Israel

    08/17/2014 1:44:02 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, August 17, 2014 How to Write About Israel Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Writing about Israel is a booming field. No news agency, be it ever so humble, can avoid embedding a few correspondents and a dog's tail of stringers into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, to sit in cafes clicking away on their laptops, meeting up with leftist NGO's and the oppressed Muslim of the week. At a time when international desks are being cut to the bone, this is the one bone that the newshounds won't give up. Wars can be covered from thousands...
  • The One and Only Legitimate Complaint Against Israel Regarding Gaza

    08/17/2014 10:39:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/14 | Ron A. Y. Rich
    Israel is NOT also adequately leafleting liberal enclaves and universities The illegitimate complaints against Israel are well known, that Israel is allegedly criminally responsible for the collateral damage causing fewer than 2,000 fatalities in less than a month of intensive fighting in one of the most concentrated areas of civilians in the world in the course of Israel’s attempts to root out the source of the projectiles, missiles, mortars, and/or rockets sent against Israel’s civilians, while the projectiles, missiles, mortars, and rockets intentionally aimed by Hamas in intended genocide and murder of millions of civilians in Israel (including hundreds of...
  • Greenfield: Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Long Way Around

    08/15/2014 6:50:51 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, August 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, August 15, 2014 Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Long Way Around Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog LEARNING FROM HISTORY ISIS represents a familiar Saudi tactic. It’s the revival of the Ikhwan, the armies of Wahhabi bandit raiders who united Saudi Arabia under the House of Saud by terrorizing Sunni rivals and Shiite Muslims. The ISIS atrocities of today were business as usual for the Ikhwan who referred to other Muslims as infidels, invaded Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan, killed some 400,000 people and created a million refugees. (Similar events had also taken place earlier such as...
  • Do Islam and the Islamic State present threats to Obama's America?

    08/15/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 15, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Be of good cheer! President Obama has everything under control as He wants it to be. The following video is a compilation of earlier Vice News videos about Iraq, Syria and the Islamic State. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUjHb4C7b94] Video link Intensely religious folk who love their families to death, jihadists for the Islamic State are devotees of the religion of peace and a stabilizing influence wherever they go. Through their efforts, commerce becomes fair and just. Even trains, buses and airplanes can be made to run on time, all according to Shari law.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXWTdTnhebs] Video link More transparent even that the Obama Administration -- claimed to be the most...
  • The deadliest disease of all

    08/14/2014 11:02:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/14/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Disease is the absence of health. Although many diseases still have the potential to end our life we have found ways to combat them and avoid the deadly pandemics of the past. History tells us between 75 and 200 million people died in Europe during the middle years of the 14th century. It took just six years to sweep across the continent and reduce the population by at least 1/3. Those who survived were emotionally and financially destroyed. Because of modern medicine and a clearer understanding of the how and why of epidemics we are at much less risk of...
  • Greenfield: Barack Obama's Incredible Vacation Wars

    08/14/2014 9:45:04 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 23 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, August 14, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, August 14, 2014 Barack Obama's Incredible Vacation Wars Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Obama has a way of starting wars while on vacation. During the Libyan War, Obama declared from Martha’s Vineyard that, "Tonight, the momentum against the Gaddafi regime has reached a tipping point." Then he went to play golf and accompanied Valerie Jarrett on a visit to the home of the CEO of Comcast. It was August and the Libyan War had been going on for months. NATO planes were conducting hundreds of sorties. But their commander was on vacation. That was only...
  • Islam Is Not the Only Threat to the West

    08/13/2014 3:05:01 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 12 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    About the photo: Antonio Gramsci, co-founder of the Italian Communist Party in 1921, developed the theory of cultural hegemony, according to which the extreme Left has to take power indirectly and in a less visible way, through an ideological and cultural war that it has now de facto won all over the Western world. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I've often said that the West is allowing its own Islamisation - which it could easily stop, since it's in a much stronger position than the Muslim world - and that therefore, if we want to be effective in dealing with the Islamic threat,...
  • Islamists seek to destroy Israel and leftist say, "Negotiate with them!"

    08/13/2014 11:13:54 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 13, 2014 | Dan Miller
    It's a figment of their imagination, but leftists evidently believe that only through persistent negotiation and compromise with evil can peace everlasting be bought.   A burglar breaks into your home to rape you and steal your TV set. Don't shoot. Meet him at least half way and he may agree merely to rape you. That's the modern version of a "win win" situation. He can come back for the TV later, while you are hospitalized to recover from being raped. History is being ignored Islam, a fanatical cult like Hitler's, wants to conquer your ally, Israel, and eliminate the "Jewish problem" there. Negotiate like Chamberlain and...
  • Grendel Wakes

    08/13/2014 9:04:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/13/14 | Kevin O'Neil
    Amor vincit Omnia; Love conquers all. Except when it doesn’t, because it’s counterfeit. Counterfeit love is no match for the most genuine hatred of all. The heart-rending drama involving Christians being played out across much of the Islamic world has exposed something deeply disturbing about the human race. Something in the lumber room is moving and is scratching at the door. The nations should at present be absorbed with two or three matters, one of these is certainly the plight of Christians fleeing the gory sword of Islam, and of the other two candidates, the Israel/Hamas war doesn’t come even...
  • Greenfield: The Romance of the Fall

    08/12/2014 11:37:42 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 The Romance of the Fall Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Robin Williams is the keyword of the hour. Seeing the rash of stories about him, you might think that he went out at the high point of his career. And yet those same people couldn't be bothered to actually watch the movies he was starring in. The closest he came to a starring role in the last few years was Old Dogs. It made less than $50 million. Before that there was License to Wed. A handful of people saw that. Last...
  • Bishop McManus, wouldn't this be an opportune time to apologize to Mr. Robert Spencer..

    08/12/2014 8:43:46 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 6 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | August 12, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In an article which may be found here: http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Pontifical-Council-for-Interreligious-Dialogue-slams-Islamic-Caliphate-crimes-and-barbarism-31876.html, we read: "The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue deplores in no uncertain terms the acts of violence by the militants of the Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Syria. The Vatican body calls on the members of all religions and on the international community to join in the condemnation. It also calls on Islamic religious leaders to condemn the use of religion as a false justification for terrorism and to make the culture of coexistence and dialogue that has developed in the past few years more real...
  • Rare/Unusual Historical Photographs

    08/12/2014 3:28:01 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    F-22 Raptor breaks sound barrier at 2009 Miramar Air Show More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Marking 70th Anniversary of WWII Halyard Mission Rescue with Lt. Col. Milton Friend (USAF,Ret.)

    08/11/2014 3:06:37 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Lt. Col. Milton Friend (USAF, Ret,) / Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: ...Lt. Col. Milton Friend of the USAF, a Halyard Mission veteran that I met in person in Chicago in 1994 for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Halyard Mission Rescue Operation, got in touch with me in 2009. I had wondered if he was still living. Indeed he was, and he had a story to tell. When I searched for him on the internet, I discovered that he was not featured anywhere that I could find. I told him that his story needs to be made public and be given wide exposure, and it is my absolute pleasure...
  • High Status Accorded Homosexuals In Native American Tribes Helps To Understand Their Fate

    08/11/2014 11:52:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 39 replies
    OMG Facts ^ | August 11, 2014 | Staff
    Homosexuals Often Had a High Status in Native American Tribes Native American males were expected to become warriors and hunters, but it was also recognized that the stress of being under such burdens often demanded spiritual advice and healing. This duty would usually fall upon a homosexual Shaman. In the Native culture, to be gay meant to be "from the outside world," to be "spiritually gifted." However, Homosexual only included men who preferred social and sexual "female roles." Needless to say, they were highly respected within the community. In fact, straight men could have sex with a homosexual without having...
  • misterchambers: The World is a Mess, He's Why

    08/11/2014 11:40:46 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    misterchambers blog ^ | 8/9/14 | Randall Stevens
    “The World is a Mess” … He’s Why Posted on August 9, 2014 by randy In the late interwar period, a few years before the ascendency of Adolf Hitler to the Chancellery, the famed German film director Fritz Lang created a classic of the silent film era. Spione (English: Spies) is a thriller of international espionage, intrigue, and manipulation by a criminal mastermind. Playing diplomats, politicians, and detectives against each other, using prostitutes, opium, and blackmail to control his adversaries, Lang’s arch villain Haghi pushes the world to the precipice of total war before he is brought down by the...
  • Hiroshima’s Lessons for the War on Terror

    08/11/2014 5:35:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Now America faces an enemy whose chief power is hate. The Islamic terrorist has no other real asset except his hate. Unfortunately hate is our weakness In the summer of ‘45, the United States concluded a war that had come to be seen by some as unwinnable after the carnage at Iwo Jima with a bang. On August 6th, the bomb fell on Hiroshima. And then on the 9th, it was Nagasaki’s turn. Six days later, Japan, which had been preparing to fight to the last man, surrendered. For generations of liberals those two names would come to represent the...
  • Greenfield: Hiroshima's Lessons for the War on Terror

    08/10/2014 5:01:29 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 31 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, August 10, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, August 10, 2014 Hiroshima's Lessons for the War on Terror Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog In the summer of '45, the United States concluded a war that had come to be seen by some as unwinnable after the carnage at Iwo Jima with a bang. On August 6th, the bomb fell on Hiroshima. And then on the 9th, it was Nagasaki's turn. Six days later, Japan, which had been preparing to fight to the last man, surrendered. For generations of liberals those two names would come to represent the horror of America's war machine when...
  • The American Flag Daily: Missouri Statehood

    08/10/2014 4:35:31 PM PDT · by Master Zinja · 3 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | August 10, 2014 | JasonZ
    Missouri, the 24th state in the Union, was admitted on this date in 1821. The 24-star flag, introduced on July 4, 1822, would remain the standard for the United States for 14 years, until the 25th star for Arkansas was added in 1836. During the time of this edition of the flag, the term "Old Glory" was first used by Captain William Driver, commander of the whaling vessel Charles Doggett.
  • The Benghazi Brief – The Entire Story Of Operation “Zero Footprint” In Libya

    08/10/2014 9:06:59 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 19 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug. 9, 2014 | Sundance
    Alas, given the backstory of DoD not wanting to arm the rebels, and given the unintended consequences of 2011/2012 from Operation Zero Footprint, and given an upcoming election in November 2012, you can see why in post September 11 of 2012 the Obama administration would want to discontinue this operation and throw a bag over the events of the past 17 months.
  • Spectacularly Wrong

    08/10/2014 6:35:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/14 | Alan Caruba
    Obama's Cairo Speach: A self-deluded fool gave it, a man determined to avoid confronting the enemies of mankind until an Islamic-inspired genocide required it “A greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum” The speaker had what one might imagine, given his background, a better insight into Islam, Muslims, and the Middle East than others who had preceded him. He said he was seeking “a new beginning” that was “based on mutual interests and mutual respect” because his nation and those in the Middle East shared “common principles—principles of justice and progress, tolerance and dignity of all...
  • When Obama lied, people died

    08/10/2014 6:30:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/14 | Judi McLeod
    No acronyms for the Islamic State: The acronym IS, formerly ISIS, should be banned from the public lexicon. Call IS what it is: The Islamic State and its blood-drenched “caliphate”. Al Qaeda was called al Qaeda and no one ever identified it as AQ. That President Barack Obama put al Qaeda on the run, a plank during his 2012 re-election bid, is a lie evidenced by the fact the new caliphate put Christians on the run in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere.
  • The Right to Resist Evil Leaders--The Christian History

    08/10/2014 6:28:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/14 | Kelly O'Connell
    Do Christians Have a Duty to Remove Bad Officials From Office? In the previous article we asked, “Do Americans have a right to oppose unjust authority?” Such a right was obviously assumed by the Founders. We likewise examined whether Christians have such a right, as well. In answer, we found the earliest theories regarding what became Resistance Theory resulted from the assumptions of the Protestant Reformation being applied to society during various crises involving early Protestant communities. Therefore, whether such a right truly exists, the entire theory was proposed by Protestants, using biblical, historic and classical arguments, ostensibly to achieve...
  • “The World is a Mess” … He’s Why

    08/09/2014 11:01:19 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 16 replies
    MisterChambers.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    In the late interwar period, a few years before the ascendency of Adolf Hitler to the Chancellery, the famed German film director Fritz Lang created a classic of the silent film era. Spione (English: Spies) is a thriller of international espionage, intrigue, and manipulation by a criminal mastermind. Playing diplomats, politicians, and detectives against each other, using prostitutes, opium, and blackmail to control his adversaries, Lang’s arch villain Haghi pushes the world to the precipice of total war before he is brought down by the film’s hero. There is a man operating like this today. He has control of vast...
  • Warriors' Bones Reveal Bizarre Iron Age Rituals

    08/09/2014 3:17:33 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Live Science ^ | July 31, 2014 | Stephanie Pappas
    The bones of dozens of Iron Age warriors found in Denmark were collected and ritually mutilated after spending months on the battlefield, archaeologists say. At least six months after the soldiers died, their bones were collected, scraped of remaining flesh, sorted and dumped in a lake. Some were handled in a truly bizarre manner; for instance, four pelvises were found strung on a stick. "We think it's a kind of ritual closure of the war," said Mads Kähler Holst, project manager at the dig and head of the department of archaeology at the Moesgård Museum in Denmark. The victors seem...
  • Genocide: the Communist and Islamic Versions

    08/09/2014 8:01:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    With President Obama reluctantly acting on behalf of Christians in Iraq, in order to avert what he calls a potential “genocide,” the United Nations is going through the motions of coming to grips with the nearly 40-year-old communist genocide in Cambodia. A U.N.-sponsored court has convicted two Cambodian communist leaders of crimes against humanity. Khmer Rouge was the communist version of ISIS in Iraq But The New York Times ran a story blaming America, not communism, for the mass murder. The Khmer Rouge was the communist version of ISIS in Iraq.
  • The American Yellow Press, by Sydney Brooks

    08/09/2014 5:46:21 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    PGA Weblog ^ | January 1912
    THE AMERICAN YELLOW PRESS.By Sydney Brooks The late Mr. Joseph Pulitzer was unquestionably one of the most remarkable personalities of latter-day America. Indomitable by nature, of quick, unshackled perceptions, passionate to learn and to experiment, and with a strong vein of idealism running through his lust for power and success and domination, he was fortunate in the fate that landed him, forty-seven years ago, in Boston when America was on the very point of plunging into the most amazing era of material development and exploitation that the world has yet witnessed. The penniless son of a Jewish father and a...
  • Greenfield: riday Afternoon Roundup - Open Minds, Closed Hearts

    08/09/2014 5:26:04 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 2 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, August 08, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, August 08, 2014 Friday Afternoon Roundup - Open Minds, Closed Hearts Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog  LEADER-SHIP The photo was retweeted by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who had just gotten through explaining that Obama deals with genocide on a case-by-case basis. The White House also uploaded it to its Flickr page and it’s probably on Instagram and projected above the White House with a laser on the sky. This situation room photo is serious. It means business. Susan Rice has changed out of her PJs and into her power suit like she’s ready...
  • Remembering Milton Friedman on His 102nd Birthday

    08/08/2014 10:50:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 8/6/2014 | Michael LaFaive
    Lovers of liberty are today recognizing the birthday of intellectual powerhouse and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, who was born 102 years ago in Brooklyn, New York to immigrant parents. Friedman, who died in 2006, was my intellectual hero. As I have noted in previous blog posts, Friedman revolutionized the economic science while teaching it to the everyman. He is arguably the most influential economist of the 20th Century, perhaps (unfortunately) next to John Maynard Keynes. Friedman cut so many new paths it is difficult to sum up his contributions to economics and public policy in a book, let alone a...
  • The Last of the Yezhidis

    08/08/2014 10:04:17 AM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    PJ Media/Belmont Club ^ | 8/7/2014 | Richard Fernandez
    The Obama administration has reached what one might call the ‘Pol Pot Aftermath’ of its Middle Eastern policy. Michael Totten notes that ISIS is massacring the Yezhidis, people who practice “the original religion of the Kurds. ” What is worse, according to the New Yorker magazine, this massacre is genocide. George Packer describes the travails of his friend Karim, who “spent years working for the U.S. Army in his area, then for an American medical charity. He’s been waiting for months to find out whether the U.S. government will grant him a Special Immigrant Visa because of his service, and...