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  • Coach is Right PREDICTED African American backlash against Obama

    10/26/2012 11:16:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/26/2012 | Doug Book
    A 10/22, Survey USA poll of Ohio voters shows Barack Obama laying claim to just 70% of the black vote heading into the November 6th election while Mitt Romney earns a surprising 22%. (4) Obama collected a 95% share of a record black turnout in 2008. And Coach is Right predicted Obama’s problem with black voters 5 months ago! In a May 29th piece, Coach Kevin Collins noted that “black pastors reacted with strong condemnation” to Obama’s ill-advised support of Gay Marriage! (1) And that condemnation in the pulpit translated into condemnation by black voters at the primary polls. Just...
  • Did Woodrow Wilson read the book Philip Dru: Administrator?

    10/26/2012 7:45:25 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    As I noted yesterday, Woodrow Wilson did indeed read the book Philip Dru: Administrator. He read it while on a trip to Bermuda. I initially found this information while digging through the 1998 revised edition of Philip Dru, which is up to read on the Robert Welch University's website. Here's what it says: Wilson eagerly embraced the Dru blueprint. Immediately after his election in 1912, Wilson sought refuge in a cottage in Bermuda "to do a lot of thinking." His mediations were guided by a copy of Dru. Professor Walworth points out that "Many of [Dru's] prescriptions for reform ran...
  • Busy Week For Alan Gura

    10/25/2012 3:18:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 24 October, 2012 | John Richardson
    This has been a busy week for Alan Gura. He has had not one but two oral arguments on back to back days before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Moreover, both cases involve gun rights. The first case, Lane v. Holder, is a challenge to the Gun Control Act of 1968's ban on the sales of handguns to non-residents of a state. The case was filed in 2011 and challenged the law on behalf of Michelle Lane, a resident of the District of Columbia, who had purchased two handguns in Virginia and could not pick them up there. At...
  • Today is Charles Martel Day

    10/25/2012 12:33:01 PM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 38 replies
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance ^ | October 25, 2011 | Pastorius
    October 25, 732, Charles Martel beat back an invading Muslim army at the Battle of Tours, also known as the Battle of Poitiers. A Muslim army, in a crusading search for land and the end of Christianity, after the conquest of Syria, Egypt, and North Africa, began to invade Western Europe under the leadership of Abd-er Rahman, governor of Spain. Abd-er Rahman led an infantry of 60,000 to 400,000 soldiers across the Western Pyrenees and toward the Loire River, but they were met just outside the city of Tours by Charles Martel, known as the Hammer, and the Frankish Army....
  • 'Remarks about Guiseppe Mazzini' and 'Further Remarks in Genoa' by Woodrow Wilson

    10/25/2012 6:52:16 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    Before I get to the transcript, here are a few notes: Giuseppe Mazzini was a revolutionary, as is noted by Woodrow Wilson's very own former home, Princeton University: (second paragraph) Mazzini was an original, if not very systematic, political thinker. He put forward principled arguments in support of various progressive causes, from universal suffrage and social justice to women's enfranchisement. Perhaps most fundamentally, he argued for a reshaping of the European political order on the basis of two seminal principles: democracy and national self-determination. What's that you said, Barack Obama Woodrow Wilson? Fundamental transformation? Mazzini's ideas had an extraordinary appeal...
  • “guns manufactured in usa 2011″

    10/25/2012 6:43:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    extranosalley.com ^ | 24 October, 2012 | Stranger
    Someone stopped by searching for “guns manufactured in usa 2011.” Unfortunately, the ATF say they cannot release production numbers for fourteen months after the end of the year, so we cannot expect that number until April, 2013. However, I can come up with an estimate. According to the ATF’s 2012 Firearms in Commerce Update, there were 5,459,240 guns made in the United States during 2010. Judging by firearms taxes collected, the total number of guns manufactured in the United States during 2011 was slightly more than 7,100,000 guns. That is somewhat confirmed by 2011′s 24/7 gun production from virtually all...
  • Trapping Feral Pigs, And Other Parables Of Modern Life

    10/25/2012 5:19:57 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 94 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | October 25, 2012 | Matt Bracken
    Trapping Feral Pigs and Other Parables of Modern Life by Matt Bracken Professional trappers don't catch fast-breeding and destructive feral pigs using hunting dogs and guns, or in little traps one or two at a time. The wily pigs quickly learn to evade humans after such fleeting contacts. So how do the pros trap entire feral pig herds, eliminating them all, from granddads to piglets, in one go? They feed them, most generously. They kill them with kindness. First, in a clearing in the woods, the trappers build an enclosure about twenty feet on a side and four feet high,...
  • New Dear Leader a Ruthless &*%$# Too: North Korean Army Minister 'Executed by Mortar Round'

    10/25/2012 3:14:34 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 26, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Official KNCA news agency: 'obliterated' for  drinking during official Kim Jong Il mourning period Anybody hoping for some sort of improvement from new leadership in the penniless Stalinist hell of North Korea can get back to reality now that a monstrous  bloody purge has been executed by 28-year-old 'Outstanding Leader' Kim Jong Un... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kim Chol, vice minister of the army, was taken into custody earlier this year on the orders of Kim Jong-un, who assumed the leadership after the death of his father in December.  On the orders of Kim Jong-un to leave "no trace of him behind, down...
  • AACON Interview with Andrew C. McCarthy

    Please enjoy our interview with Andrew C. McCarthy, former US special prosecutor, columnist for the National Review, and author of the new book, "Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy." We are also oined by lawyer and economist Richard H. Sander, co-author of the provocative new book, "MISMATCH: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended To Help, And Why Universities Won't Admit it."
  • Obama's Inane Debate Comment

    10/23/2012 12:28:52 PM PDT · by kathsua · 16 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | October 23, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    President Barack Obama made the most inane debate comment of the early 21st century in the October 22nd debate. http://www.npr.org/2012/10/22/163436694/transcript-3rd-obama-romney-presidential-debate "But I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You — you mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets — (laughter) — because the nature of our military's[sic] changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines." We may not need as...
  • America's first experiment into progressivism was a failure

    10/23/2012 6:39:33 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    In "The History of Plimoth Plantation", William Bradford writes the following: (Pages 135-136) [I have chosen to stick with Bradford's actual writing. If you find the following excerpt painful, there is a translated version on the University of Chicago's website that you'll probably prefer to read] The experience that was had in this comone course and condition, tried sundrie years, and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanitie of that conceite of Platos & other ancients, applauded by some of later times; - that ye taking away of propertie, and bringing in comunitie into a comone...
  • Correcting Obama's Debate Comments on the United States Navy

    10/22/2012 9:41:46 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 33 replies
    Ward World ^ | 10/23/2012 | Ward World
    Earlier this evening in the Third Presidential Debate Mitt Romney raised legitimate concerns about the current and shrinking size of the United States Navy. The President responded snarkily by saying that size does not matter because we have these these "things" called Carriers that "planes can land on" and these "things" that go underwater. This pathetic attempt at rebuttal by Obama is quite simple. The first submarine commissioned by the United States Navy was "USS Holland (SS-1)" on October 12, 1900. The first Aircraft Carrier commissioned by the United States Navy was the USS Langley (CV-1) on March 20, 1922. ...
  • The Foreign Policy Debate: hiding from reality

    10/22/2012 7:26:51 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 12 replies
    vanity | October 22, 2012 | The_Reader_David
    There is something deeper going on than the fact that this is a domestic-policy election with both candidates dragging the discussion into their domestic agendas. Neither Romney nor Obama shows any evidence of comprehending the nature of Islam, or the policy implications of the nature of Islam, or even of Salafist Sunni Islam, which is the dominant force in the "Arab Spring". I think it is a matter of not wanting to face reality. The refusal to face the reality of Islam is endemic in Western society, as Bill Warner says in his talk the history of Islam on Gates...
  • 2 Weeks out - Polling Update & Predictions

    10/22/2012 2:31:11 PM PDT · by gopmike.com · 5 replies
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 10/22/12 | GOP Mike
    To my Conservative Friends: Unlike 4 years ago when I was the one bringing you the sorry news that we needed a miracle to avoid the election of the biggest empty suit that has ever sat in the oval office (see the 2008 article here), I come bearing gifts and good news!!! I have been saying for over a year now that Romney will beat the Messiah by 5 points (52-47) and carry a comfortable electoral majority in the range of 279-308.  In fact, this is the way I see the electoral college breaking down on election night:
  • Ideology aside, why Romney Must Win!!

    10/22/2012 12:30:57 PM PDT · by gopmike.com · 1 replies
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | October 22, 2012 | GOP Mike
    To all my Conservative Friends: I know my liberal friends (I have a few...) will read this post as just Mike being Mike and rooting for his team.  However, I have taken a real objective look at what will happen to the country if Obama is reelected. Here is how I see it from a business owner, a citizen, a husband, a father and an American, no BS whatsoever here!!! If Barry gets Reelected: There is no doubt that the business community has no love for this President.  Business leaders from across all industries have openly said that they have been hesitant...
  • Surprising poll shows Romney up big in Pennsylvania

    10/22/2012 10:14:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/22/2012 | Doug Book
    Not only does the Rasmussen Daily Tracking poll show Romney up 2 points today; not only does the Rasmussen Swing State poll show Romney up 49-46 today (included are 11 states which Obama won 53-46 in 2008); not only is Romney up by 50-37 among swing state independents; NOW Susquehanna Polling and Research (SPR) shows Mitt Romney up 49-45 in the normally deep blue state of Pennsylvania. (1) SPR is an automated poll of 1,376 likely voters, taken between October 11-13. Although its results do not include the 2nd presidential debate, Gallup incorporates over 50% of the post-debate days in...
  • The Only Legitimate Purpose of Government

    10/21/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT · by Guido2012 · 7 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 10/20/12 | Tony Caruso
    The only legitimate purpose of government is to secure the rights that you already have as a free-willed creation of God. For over 200 years, we have forgotten what the Founders wrote about the purpose of government in the Declaration of Independence. Its purpose is not to control us and keep our elected officials in power, although that is exactly what it has become in practice. The purpose of government should always be to secure our rights! Government is not to be an agent of control over our lives. Instead, government is to be a defender of our rights- a...
  • One KEY Rasmussen Poll gets too little attention, especially from the national media

    10/21/2012 10:05:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/21/2012 | Doug Book
    A poll taken monthly by Rasmussen has received very little attention from the Obama campaigners in the mainstream media. It is the poll of Party Affiliation and it is published on the Rasmussen site going back to 2004. (3) Why should this poll be taken AT LEAST as seriously as any polling result by any polling company in the US? Simple. Because the “…poll of party identification corresponds with the results of national elections.” (1) Look at the results in various election years since 2004 as they compare with Rasmussen’s political party identification numbers. In 2004, George Bush narrowly won...
  • Take A Guess – Who Am I? (Evil)

    10/21/2012 7:35:50 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Patriots Billboard ^ | October 20, 2012 | PatriotsBillboard
    See If You Can Guess Who This Is – Most Can Not Guess And Are Very Surprised When It’s Revealed – This not NOT A GAME Audio at link
  • Benghazi and President Obama's Foreign Policy -- Proactive or Reactive?

    10/20/2012 12:50:36 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 20, 2012 | Dan Miller
    President Obama's foreign policy has provided many examples of leading from behind. The expression "leading from behind," as used in this article, means: 1. Waiting while allies decide what to do and then following along. Doing that assumes substantial congruity of interest with our allies. To the extent that such congruity may exist at all, it is neither uniform nor perpetual nor consistent. 2. "Leading from behind" also, and of more significance here, means reactive leadership -- waiting for a bad and perhaps irreversible situation to develop and then scrambling to find politically convenient explanations to offer and actions to...