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  • The United States and the U.S. Constitution

    09/25/2012 2:18:22 PM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 9 replies
    The Constitution of the United States is much more than just a piece of paper; it is a document written by God fearing men who believed in Liberty and Justice for all who are citizens of this great nation and their Posterity. While the U.S. Constitution is a guide for ourselves and for those who represent us, the U.S. Constitution is much more; it is the “law of the land” and should be viewed as such, as well as considered whenever any of the three branches of government, i.e., Legislative, Executive, or Judicial, enact new laws or perform the duties...
  • Senator Avella "offended" at Muslim Parade NYC

    09/25/2012 9:59:58 AM PDT · by jcsjcm · 9 replies
    The United West - Youtube ^ | September 24, 2012 | Tom Trento
    On a beautiful September Sunday afternoon, not far from the scene of the infamous Islamic jihad attack in lower Manhattan, Democrat New York State Senator Tony Avello came face-to-face with Muslim hatred for America and he did something that few people have the courage to do. He got up from his seat as a VIP Marshall of the 27th annual New York Muslim Parade and stormed off the stage in disgust! Over one thousand Muslims in the audience and the large group of Muslim community leaders were shocked that the Senator would walk off the stage, even before it was...
  • Economic Theory, Reality and President Obama

    09/25/2012 6:55:35 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 24, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Dangerous disconnects and hatred are endemic.When in college, I majored in economics and enrolled in the honors program. That required that I write a paper on an aspect of economics. My field was micro-economics, how business works, and I elected to write my paper about the automotive replacement parts industry. My faculty adviser was Arthur Okun, then also a senior economist with President Kennedy's Council of Economic advisers. He later served as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers between 1968 and 1969. While serving as one of President Kennedy's economic advisers, he developed "Okun's Law," to the effect...
  • Children to bring "Innocence of Muslims" to Stage

    09/24/2012 9:30:47 PM PDT · by GeronL · 19 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 2-25-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) – BALTIMORE, MD – As the global debate on free speech and condemnations from world leaders of the low-budget “Innocence of Muslims” trailer, the film has become a surprise underground cult hit across the United States. Several leading churches say they are considering putting on a Muslim Pageant to show how the false faith of Islam arose from the lust of one warlord. Even so, when youths hear that something is being condemned by government they often get interested in that thing. This has become true with the badly produced internet video. All over the web groups of...
  • Missing Piece Surfaces in the Obama Puzzle

    09/24/2012 8:27:30 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    Nobody knows how Barack Obama managed to pay for the higher education he received. Obama's decision to keep his education records a secret is considered unworthy of attention by the media. [A] syndicated column written by a Chicago Tribune columnist in 1979 provides a fascinating light on the cabal that seems to have formed around Obama. The kicker is that the column was written by Vernon Jarrett, longtime influential Chicago black leftist, close friend of Frank Marshall Davis, and father-in-law of Valerie Jarrett, the closest aide to President Obama, and a major figure in his rise within the Chicago political...
  • Accidental firearm deaths for those under age 15 rise back up in 2010

    09/24/2012 8:06:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 23 September, 2012 | John Lott
    CDC data show number of accidental firearm deaths for children under age 15 has gone back up to 62, a number that it was at in 2008. The 48 accidental deaths in 2009 was unusually low. A similar pattern also held for total accidental gun deaths for all ages: 2008, 592; 2009, 554; and 2010, 606. However, over the longer term, the pattern for accidental gun deaths is similar to other accidental deaths in that is as long as we have data you see a gradual decline, though in recent years the decline in accidental firearm deaths has slowed.
  • The Black Bean Execution

    09/23/2012 7:20:59 PM PDT · by grumpa · 6 replies
    Off Grid Blogger blog ^ | September 23, 2012 | Off Grid Blogger
    Americans are often complacent over the many many lives given for our freedom. There are so many forgotten or untold stories of brave men who have made the ultimate sacrifice for liberty. This weekend we attended the annual Texas Heroes Day in LaGrange, Texas. There is a park high on a hillside, with a beautiful towering monument commemorating heroes that even most Texans have long forgotten. Here is Off Grid Blogger’s short version of the story. (Off Grid Blogger is choking up a bit as he writes this incredible story.) In 1842, years after the 1836 Battle of San Jacinto...
  • Many will Vote their Gut Feelings this Year.

    09/23/2012 12:34:41 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 23, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Or something.This Howard Stern show features interviews with some ordinary folk who are likely to vote their gut feelings this year, having nothing else to help them to decide. Maybe they are right and the pro-life "Obama-Ryan" ticket will eventually result in the prohibition of abortion and the capture of Osama bin-Laden.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeJbOU4nmHQ?feature=player_detailpage] Link to YouTubeThree cheers for the Obama-Ryan campaign! It will certainly defeat this year's challenge by the McCain-Palin campaign, although the latter may get between twenty and forty percent of the votes. Here is the 2016 Obama's America video. I watch few motion pictures but had never...
  • In 1842 Abraham Lincoln Once Nearly Dueled a Rival with a Broadsword

    09/22/2012 11:11:14 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | September 22, 2012 | Julia Davis
    The Time Abraham Lincoln and a Political Rival Almost Dueled on an Island Exactly 170 years ago today, the Mississippi River levee in Alton, Illinois, was crammed full of spectators awaiting the results of a highly anticipated duel — a smackdown between Abraham Lincoln and political rival James Shields. Only one man could emerge victorious. Onlookers held their breath in suspense as they spotted a boat approaching with a blood-soaked body draped over the bow. It had all started where so many skirmishes do: the Illinois state legislature. Though at the time Lincoln was a Whig and Shields was a...
  • Hillary Clinton's Exaggerated Indignation Syndrome Pushing The Arab Red Hot Winter

    09/22/2012 3:50:59 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 9 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 09/22/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Wherever you see the American flag burning, you can guess that either the American Left or violent Islamists are nearby. There are thousands and thousands of anti Islamic and anti Mohammad videos and other compositions online and in books that have been easily accessible - for years in the United States and other Western countries, yet Hillary Clinton - Secretary of State, Susan Rice - Ambassador to the United Nations, and President Obama   have pleaded with the Moslem world that, "The United  States government has had nothing to do with the video." In fact, it is the has been the...
  • Haratius at the Bridge (SION Conference: Part IV)

    09/22/2012 1:02:05 PM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | September 22, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    The first gathering of the Stop Islamization of Nations Congress took place on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the city-and nation-targeted by pan-Islamic jihadists on that clear September day. Considering the deeply-rooted religious and ideological convictions that were to serve as the fulcrum of those massacres, it was only fitting that any discussion of Islam’s predatory relationship to the inalienable rights of Americans take place on that day and in this city. However, the scope of this discussion extended well beyond the borders of America, because the ambitions of Islamic jihad go well beyond the geography of...
  • Executive Order Authorizing Government Control of Internet Nearing Completion

    09/22/2012 9:37:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate committee that the Administration is drafting an Executive Order that would grant her Department of Homeland Security “sweeping new powers over the Internet.” “As we saw this past week, irresponsible use of the Internet by anti-Islamic bigots spawned riots against US embassies throughout the Muslim world,” Napolitano explained. “The Administration needs the authority to interdict inflammatory and dangerous messages before they can cause trouble.” Napolitano told Senators that “the Executive Order is necessary because Congress has neglected its responsibility to pass appropriate enabling legislation. The President isn’t going to sit by and allow threats...
  • Hey Scheming Muslim Bedlamites- Put THIS in Your Hooka and Smoke It:

    09/22/2012 6:04:14 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 22, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Well, once again we see multiple violent tantrums from The Religion o Permanent Offence... some things never change, do they. Once again we see Islam self-detonate -if you'll pardon the expression- and show -once again- why it's about as welcome on this planet as an asteroid... Once again, we see thousands of Islamic nutcases take time out from beating-up their wives to show their sensitive side- how? By smashing-up the towns they live in, egged-on by clerical ignoramuses who's motives are even lower than the literacy level of their followers. And once again, we in the civilized world are being urged to...
  • President Says He Can't Change Washington from the Inside

    09/22/2012 12:39:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    In a gaffe that some are calling “Bidenesque,” President Obama sought to divert attention from his broken promises by claiming impotence. “The most important lesson I've learned is you can't change Washington from the inside,” he told the audience at at a forum hosted by the Spanish-language TV channel Univision. “You can only change it from the outside.” A nonplussed host inquired, “If you can't change it from inside why are you running for reelection?” “As frustrating and unrewarding as being the president may be, I feel it is my duty to occupy that chair in order to prevent malevolent...
  • If Israel attacks Iran, what effect on election 2012?

    09/21/2012 5:28:04 PM PDT · by Peter ODonnell · 61 replies
    self published, exclusive to FR | September 21, 2012 | Peter O'Donnell
    What happens to the presidential election if Israel attacks Iran, and/or if Syria boils over into war between Syria and Israel? Obama has signalled that he is at most cool to the idea of a pre-emptive strike on Iran before the election. Romney has indicated strong approval. Here's how I think it plays out ... how about you? If Israel concludes a successful strike and there is not very much immediate follow-up from Iran or surrogates, before election day, then I think it tends to have zero effect on the election outcome. If the aftermath of an Israeli strike is...
  • THE HONOR FLIGHT-BLUEGRASS trip to DC.

    09/21/2012 7:17:37 AM PDT · by hoosiermama · 14 replies
    9/21/2012 | Hoosiermama
    The Trip to DC Agape’, love never ending, every need and desire fulfilled. That special love God gives to us and asks us to shower on each other. I experience agape once on an Emmaus Walk, but observing it showered on my father was beyond word, but here’s a humble attempt. As many of you know, dad’s health is failing. When it became possible for him to travel to Washington DC to see the WWII memorial he had contributed to and read about, we jumped at the opportunity. Honor Flight-Bluegrass took care of the transportation, food, souvenir part of the...
  • I'm Sure They're Consistent, Mr. Attorney General (Fast and Furious)

    09/20/2012 3:02:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 19 September, 2012 | John Richardson
    Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement today on the Office of Inspector General's report on Operation Fast and Furious. He said the key conclusions were "consistent" with what he had been saying "for months now". Oh, Eric, you live in such a fantasy land if you think a report by your appointed Inspector General which was delayed for months and months is enough to get you off the hook. As Mike Vanderboegh so rightly called it, it is a whitewash. I think Katie Pavlich is probably correct that you are "spiking the football" and doing a victory dance. Kenneth...
  • THE REAL MR OBAMA

    09/20/2012 2:32:26 PM PDT · by RichSr · 5 replies
    eagle@gopusamedia.com | 09/20/2012 | BOBBY EBERLE
    Just who is the REAL Barack Obama? By Bobby Eberle September 20, 2012 1:27 pm Text Size: A A A He has written several books. His story was told by his wife and others at the Democratic National Convention. The media portray him as a man who rose from nothing to become president of the United States. But is Barack Obama's story real? An in-depth report now shows that much of what Obama has said or what the media have said about his past is not quite accurate... to say the least! The Washington Examiner has released a stunning analysis...
  • Liars

    09/20/2012 11:20:29 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 21 replies
    Diplomad 2.0 ^ | Septermber 20, 2012 | Diplomad 2.0
    Liars I am so furious about this I can hardly write. I hope this post is not too incoherent. As anybody with a modicum of intelligence could have predicted, the Obama misadministration's story on the Bengahzi murder of Ambassador Stevens has fallen apart. As I wrote before (here and here, for example) this misadministration has been lying about what happened in Benghazi. They tried two tactics to hide the facts. First, we had the hapless State Department spokesman, Victoria Nuland, saying there would be no more comments because the smoldering Benghazi consulate was now a "crime scene" and the FBI...
  • Video of Obama: Collectivism and the Common Good = Communism

    09/20/2012 10:54:29 AM PDT · by jdirt · 19 replies
    Why isn't this on the news? Would they report it if he said he was a socialist? Well I guess not because even after his redistribution of wealth video surfaced yesterday, the corrupt media did not report it. We are going to have to figure out a way to make people understand the media needs to go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsobm33ATC0&feature=player_embedded
  • Spielberg's Lincoln & Academia's Call To Worship

    09/20/2012 4:31:14 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 13 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 9/18/2012 | Richard Williams
    . . . the truth is, academia and the educational establishment believe they are allowed to have their heroes - whether it's expressed by teacher's unions celebrating with an image of Che Guevera emblazoned on a t-shirt while marching in protest with communists, or whether it's expressed with giddiness over a Hollywood Lincoln movie that's not even been released yet, that kind of "celebratory" history is just fine and dandy. Am I the only one who sees the double-standards? Perhaps these folks view themselves as so intellectually and morally superior to the rest of us that they view their "celebratory"...
  • Obama 1998 Criticizes Chicago Schools, Housing: Looks for "Trick" to Transform Government

    09/20/2012 1:05:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    In the 1998 video (linked below) of Obama saying "I actually believe in redistribution," he also said he was looking for a "trick" to structure government in a more effective way to accomplish that redistribution of wealth, but he also criticized Chicago public schools and the Chicago Housing authority which is the perfect opportunity, less than two months away from election day, to remind us of how Obama and his cronies work when it comes to housing, schools, and his commitment to both... In the video Obama said the the Chicago Housing Authority "has not been a model of good...
  • Count the cost.... and the consequences!

    09/19/2012 9:21:09 PM PDT · by jaypounder · 3 replies
    The Event ^ | 0919/2012 | Jay Pounder
    Count the cost.... and the consequences! "All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions." Reinhold Niebuhr - Writer / Philosopher I am constantly saying to my kids, "Think before you act...", "Don't be over zealous...", "Stay with the group", " Think about those around you! How will your decisions affect others?" But you know what... it has absolutely no effect on them...! They think they know better, so they touch the stove, or jump off that high thing, or they swing to fast, and not wear a helmet and then suffer the consequences because...
  • Will the Middle East explosion by Herr Obama's "Reichstag fire?"

    09/19/2012 9:08:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/19/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    On February 27, 1933 at about 9:25 PM a fire in Germany’s Reichstag building was detected. The Reichstag building was the assembly place for the German Parliament. After a brief “investigation” Adolph Hitler’s Nazis, who had already begun to take control of Germany, arranged the arrest of a Dutch Communist who was charged with the arson. The fire and the destruction it brought was blamed on this handy scape goat, and Herr Hitler then pointed to him and used the fire as a reason for demanding dictatorial powers over Germany. Civil liberties soon started to disappeared and mass arrests of...
  • If we are to Lead, doing so from the Front with Strength, Competence and Conviction is not Optional.

    09/19/2012 8:19:33 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 19.2012 | Dan Miller
    A Stratfor article, From Gadhafi to Benghazi, appears below in its entirety following my comments. It would be great -- and so would be our nation -- were our leaders to learn from and be guided by it. The United States of America is now perceived as weak regardless of whether she actually is. The Stratfor article concerns naive attempts by such nations to do, or at least to feel, good by freeing the impoverished subjects of suitably weak dictators without following through competently and in the long term to ensure the successes of their efforts. Since the freed...
  • (Vanity) The Romney Video Flap, Obama, and Where Have I Seen This Before?

    09/19/2012 4:39:51 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies
    grey_whiskers | 09-19-2012 | grey_whiskers
    Everyone is talking about the "leaked" video of Mitt Romney at a fundraiser in Boca Raton earlier this year -- the one in which he discusses the 47% who do not pay income taxes, how he is not responsible for them. Leftists, of course, have hit the roof, with their usually sputtering panoply of frothing-at-the-mouth buzzwords. But you know, I think there is a one-word answer to all of the Democrats' objections: an answer which is to my mind, disposative.deTocqueville. Here are a few relevant quotes: be sure to use them in answer to the frenzy. “The American Republic will...
  • Producer Of '2016: Obama's America' Denies Charges Of Racism (It must be effective)

    09/18/2012 8:14:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Indie Wire ^ | September 18, 2012 | Sergio
    No doubt that that paranoid right wing pseudo-documenatry 2016: Obama's America has been a huge success at the box office grossiing some $30 million to date. Last month Courtney covered the film (HERE) and we got a ton of comments - especially from hard core fans of the fans saying how much they loved it and that people stood up and applauded at the end of the film. No doubt the same type of people who stand up and applaud at cross burnings. In reality 2016 is nothing more than a modern day new version of the infamous 1962 TV...
  • 47 % Polarized America: What The Entitlement Plantation Has Built.

    09/18/2012 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 21 replies
    Graewoulf | September 18, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Republicans and Democrats have been guilty of buying votes by promising FREE STUFF to potential voters according to the dictate of Karl Marx: "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." This has led to a Polarized America. This polarization has increased as the number of those with ability has decreased and the number of those with needs has increased. Romney is correct that 47 % of voters pay no Personal Federal Income Tax. Romney is probably correct that these same 47 % will vote for Obama no matter what. The Liberal Agenda Media, (LAM), supports...
  • I see the hand of GOD in everything.

    09/18/2012 7:13:35 AM PDT · by RichSr · 132 replies
    K J V | o9/18/2012 | Rich Sr
    Am I alone; seeing the hand of GOD in everything? There has/have to be others. Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Rom 1:21 Because...
  • KRAUTHAMMER: US Has Gone to War 6 Times in 20 Years on Behalf of of Oppression of Muslims

    09/17/2012 2:28:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 17, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This weekend, the news is full of Obama's Cairo speech three years ago when he gave Muslims the idea that he was the savior of the Muslim people, and would change American Government, thus The People would submit and respect Muslims, come hell or high water. From my perspective, the new President of the United States effectively said  'I understand why you hate us, your hostility is my country's fault, and I will change that reality by the sheer force of my magnetism and power of office.' To Obama, Islamic jihad was nothing more than a gnat on a camel, nothing...
  • Body of Richard III found (possibly)

    09/16/2012 10:58:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Persicope Post ^ | September 13, 2012
    The background Archeologists from Leicester University have uncovered an intact skeleton which they believe is that of Richard III, the king whose reputation as a ruthless hunchback comes from William Shakespeare’s play. The skeleton has a deformed spine, and is at the site of Grey Friars church, where Richard was thought to have been buried after the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, where he was defeated by Henry Tudor. His grave is now underneath a council car park in Leicester. DNA tests will reveal whether he’s really the king or not – it’s an adult male, with spinal abnormalities that...
  • FOXNEWS INVESTIGATION YIELDS DISTURBING EVIDENCE OBAMA AND HILLARY NEGLIGENCE

    09/16/2012 10:52:14 AM PDT · by hamboy · 29 replies
    Pat dollard ^ | September 15, 2012 | Pat Dollard
    Maybe if Hillary wasn’t so busy doing God knows what she would have been paying attention to what was going on here, and maybe if Obama would’ve attended more than just 39% of his national security briefings he would’ve as well. Or maybe they both knew, and were SO negligent that they didn’t do anything. One or the other is the case here, because I’ve been on the ground in U.S. military/diplomatic installations in war zones, and intelligence is normally lapped up like mother’s milk as a matter of survival, and whenever threats start trending over a period of time,...
  • Sleeping With The Enemy: The Ides of Islam!

    09/16/2012 10:18:40 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 2 replies
    Self | 9/16/12 | Me
    The liberal media’s desperate and shameless attempt to hold Islam in a positive light – solely to shield a battered Obama from blame - is disgusting and nothing short of criminal. The Libyan embassy debacle had nothing to do with an anti-Muslim movie pieced together by a Christian; it was but another viscous and coordinated attack on the independence of America. Does the fact this act happened on 9/11 mean nothing…the same day Mr. Hussein sent a letter of apology to Egypt? Did the White House not receive multiple warnings as early as three days before the attack? Why were...
  • 2016: Obama's America ~ The Art of Reason!

    09/16/2012 9:33:22 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 2 replies
    Self | 9/16/12 | Me
    The brilliance of “2016: Obama’s America” is not so much in the endless array of immutable details, it resides in the levelheaded delivery and common sense approach of Dinesh D’Souza’s premise: to psychologically and historically link the anti-American influences of Barack Obama’s past, to his political ideology of the present. To simply condemn Obama as a rogue Communist or Socialist, even amidst an avalanche of incriminating evidence, would appear as nothing more than Right Wing propaganda; no matter how much irrefutable proof was presented, those Americans he intended to reach, regardless of age, class or party affiliation, would immediately turn...
  • Once again Capt. America takes the fight to the enemy in history.

    09/16/2012 2:00:25 AM PDT · by longfellow · 7 replies
    CAPTAIN AMERICA GROUNDZERO BLOG ^ | Sunday 9-16-12 | Longfellow
    Arts, books, conspiracy, education, government, history, military, politics, religion, science, tv, ufo, weird, originality.....this ones got it all. The old Hollywood vs the new. Captain America was created by two Jewish guys back in N.Y. just before WW2. It was personal to them. They were ahead of the country and declared war on Adolph before America did. Simon and Kirby had their patriotic creation punching Hitler in the face. Two Jews punching this Nazi Bastard in the face. With their imaginations. Something they knew they couldn't do in reality but actually did. They answered no small threat with not just...
  • Pressure Cooker Days

    09/15/2012 6:15:06 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 11 replies
    70% chance that Israel will launch a strike against Iran on Rosh Hashanah. If the strike doesn’t go in on Rosh Hashanah, then Yom Kippur, September 26th. SUMMARY and PREDICTION: An Israeli strike on Iran either on Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 17th) or Yom Kippur (Sept 26th) is more likely than not. Top off your gas tanks this weekend, because such a strike will give us $8/gal gas here in the US. 1861. 1914. 1939. 2012? Do these dates mean anything to you? The first three are the start dates for major wars. Is 2012 going to be the same? In...
  • Obama, lame stream media play politics while radical muslims attack U.S.

    09/15/2012 12:33:57 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 5 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    f we had a decent media in this country, reporters would be demanding to know why there was such limited security in Libya and other countries on the anniversary of 9/11. President Obama sent in a U.S. Marine contingent, but at that point, it was too little, too late to save Ambassador Stevens and his team. Other troubling reports have surfaced in recent days that Stevens and his colleagues were not only beaten to death, but raped as well. This horrific brutality contradicts official reports that the Ambassador died of smoke inhalation.
  • President Obama's Foreign Policies have been Tested and Proven --

    09/15/2012 9:58:04 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 16 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 15, 2012 | Dan Miller
    To be abject failures, more harmful if possible even than his domestic policies.The free flowing Arab Spring, once beloved of President Obama, continues to gush red-tinged waters bountifully. Although President Obama owns his foreign policies, he may now find bitter some of the fruits the spring has watered. There is little if anything that he can do to bleach the waters or to sweeten the fruit. Is it possible that President Obama saw this video and took to heart only those portions of its wisdom that appealed to him?[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKerbOi_mrI?feature=player_detailpage] The video is one of the best I have seen....
  • Veterans Administration Reinterpretation Disses Civil War Veterans

    09/15/2012 8:39:44 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 30 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 09/15/2012 | Richard Williams
    But this attitude by the Veterans Administration is not necessarily confined to Confederate soldiers. An article in the most recent issue of Civil War News explains that the current V.A. has "reinterpreted existing law." This flies in the face of a policy which has been in place since 1906 and which allowed--even encouraged--the placing of appropriate headstones, without preference, for both Union and Confederate Veterans . . .
  • We live in interesting times... (vanity)

    09/15/2012 6:55:17 AM PDT · by Harry Pothead · 11 replies
    My House | today | Harry Pothead
    Hi all, first vanity post ever. Hopefully you will forgive me. I don’t have a blog, but wanted to put a couple things out there that I am not seeing in any articles. /tinfoil on First, does anybody at all see anything suspicious about this third rate movie coming from a Coptic Christian? Probably one of the most persecuted people in the world today. In the end we will find out this was directly from the Muslim Brotherhood. Much like they added their own cartoons in the Danish episode several years ago. It is my feeling that they approached this...
  • Lethality of the 22 LR(field tests)

    09/15/2012 1:34:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 116 replies
    <p>I've been shooting the 22LR for many years and even bought a new bolt action 22 LR rifle (Savage Mark II BTVS) so I could train more cheaply for tactical precision rifle matches. As I started to train, I actually became impressed with what could be achieved with the 22LR in short and medium distances and wondered about the actual lethality of the round, so I decided to do some research in that area.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton, Defender of Infidelity and the Killers of Infidels

    09/15/2012 12:34:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Last year, Mrs. Clinton was inspired by the revolution in Libya and praised the rebels for "taking back their country." This year, when US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens' murdered corpse was desecrated in a manner reminiscent of how rebels treated the body of "we came, we saw, he died" Muammar Gaddafi,....Hillary Clinton seemed shocked and confused. Hillary Clinton, who must have been asking herself...."How can this happen" question when Bill was caught with his pants down in the Oval Office, responded to the crisis by asking "How can this happen in a country we help liberate, in a city...we...
  • Obama and Hillary's "Values" NOT America's

    09/14/2012 4:21:03 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 10 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/14/12
    Today we heard the sound bites of President Obama and Hillary Clinton continually use the phrase "our country's (America) values". These progressive secularists know ABSOLUTELY nothing of our American values and as a matter of fact they despise everything that our American Founding Fathers stood for! These two leading progressive secular Alinskytes are in a full blown war against our U.S. Constitution and the very absolutes and principles of Almighty God which made this country great. Our Founders were not moral relativists, haters of God, selfish, arrogant, socialists, secularists, sex addicts, murders of the innocent and haters of the Laws...
  • Okay, I’ll Say It. Why Is Obama President? Because He’s Black.

    09/13/2012 7:15:29 PM PDT · by kathsua · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 13, 2012 | BrianR
    Political Correctness Run Amok This is an issue that constantly comes up in conversation lately, particularly when people express their puzzlement that Obama’s “likeability” polls so high coming into the election. “How can his policies be so bad, yet people still seem to like him so much?”, I constantly hear. Well, the question they should be asking is how such an incompetent perpetual-campaigner and golf-pro-wannabe ever got elected to that office in the first place. And as far as I’m concerned, the answer is very simple: because he’s black. Or half-black, to be exact. Let’s face it. If a white...
  • HOW OBAMA--AND THE MEDIA--LOST EGYPT, AND ISRAEL, TOO

    09/13/2012 5:53:31 PM PDT · by moneyrunner
    The Virginian ^ | 9/13/2012 | Moneyrunner
    HOW OBAMA--AND THE MEDIA--LOST EGYPT, AND ISRAEL, TOO I have predicted how the Arab Spring would develop for several years. I have never been to Egypt, or for that matter any part of the Middle East. I am a student of human nature. Human nature is not immutable, but people who believe they can create a "new Soviet man" or and "Ubermensch" is severely deluded, and if they achieve power they can - and have - killed millions. But it's this kind of magical thinking that believes that the overthrow of Mubarak or K-Daffy would lead to a Western style...
  • Gail Collins @ The NY Mujahadeen Times: "Mitt’s Major Meltdown".

    09/13/2012 12:39:05 PM PDT · by Yehuda · 28 replies
    JewPoint ^ | 09/12/12 | Jewpoint
    We have, surprise, more Clymeresque activity at the NY Times. Gail Collins, who it appears may be considering wearing a burka in her future, tries a weak impersonation of a concern troll:"Mitt Romney broke our deal. Perhaps he didn’t know he’d made it, although, really, I thought it was pretty clear. He could do anything he wanted during this campaign as long as he sent out signals that once he got in the White House he was not likely to be truly crazy. We, in return, were going to be able to continue with our normal sleeping patterns through the...
  • Israel faces a threat far greater than did the United States in 2001.

    09/13/2012 11:59:57 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 13, 2012 | Dan Miller
    The damage done to the United States on September 11, 2001 was horrific. Yet we are able each year to hold somber Nine-Eleven remembrances. Should the greater and more obvious threat now facing Israel not be countered, there may be no one left in Israel to hold similar remembrances.I had set out to re-blog this article entitled A View From Israel: Learning the lessons. My comments became too extensive. Hence, this article instead. Please do read the linked article. It is frightening and if widely read and considered may help to bring us to our senses. The linked article deals...
  • Reclaiming Our Freedom (SION Conference: Part I)

    09/13/2012 10:53:53 AM PDT · by OddLane · 11 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | September 13th, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    If there was a single, overarching theme to the first Stop the Islamization of Nations Congress, it was just that. Freedom. The freedom exercised by Rifqa Bary-the courageous young woman who converted to Christianity despite the wishes of her Muslim parents, and whose portrait you see emblazoned upon the poster above-as well as the freedom to engage in critical inquiry regarding any and all subjects-including Islam-are one and the same. For fundamentally, they both come down to the exercise of free will. Individual choice is something that is not highly valued in authentic Islamic culture, as the plight of the...
  • Islamophobia as free speech -- a notion that escapes many Muslims

    09/13/2012 7:41:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 13, 2012 | Carol J. Williams
    "..............................Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader elected Egyptian head of state after the fall of the 30-year autocracy of Hosni Mubarak, called on the United States on Wednesday to prosecute the makers of the purported film, "Innocence of Muslims,"from which a 14-minute trailer posted on YouTube was said to be taken... The video clips, which depict the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a savage and a sexual deviant,set off a heated debate in the United States about the intersection of the 1st Amendment right to free expression and the dangerous consequences of hate speech and religious intolerance. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney...
  • Thoughts on Obama, Benghazi, Romney, and the Press

    09/12/2012 6:57:39 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 14 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 09-12-2012 | grey_whiskers
    Disclaimer: before beginning, let us remember the families of the deceased, and keep them in our prayers. Most of us woke up this morning and saw or heard the news: US Embassy attacked. Oh, OK, this must be follow-up on Cairo, right? No. It turns out that there was an attack in Libya, as well. And in this attack, the mob did not just shout pro-bin Laden slogans and wave black flags. They attacked and burned the embassy to the ground; there were four Americans killed; and one of the dead was the consul / ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens (RIP)....