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  • No Criticism of Islam: They Can’t Defend their Irrational Religion!

    09/27/2012 3:05:01 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 16 replies
    CSTNEWS ^ | September 26, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    It is astounding that any American would give any consideration to the demand by the Muslim world that the U.S. should annul the First Amendment to our Constitution to forbid any criticism (speaking truth) about Islam! As I carefully parse my words I want to make it clear that any U.S. official who even considers such a rape of our treasured document is a traitor. I am not speaking symbolically or hyperbolically but literally. Such a person is a traitor making Tokyo Rose look like a misguided school girl and Benedict Arnold look like a rebellious Boy Scout. It is...
  • New York Metropolitan Opera stars, fearing radiation, skip Japan tour(avoid-jin?)

    05/31/2011 6:00:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 05/31/11
    New York Metropolitan Opera stars, fearing radiation, skip Japan tour Tuesday 31st May, 03:55 PM JST TOKYO — Two of the biggest stars of New York’s Metropolitan Opera have bowed out of a Japan tour, citing fears of radioactive contamination and sending the company scrambling to find last-minute stand-ins. Soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Joseph Calleja announced just days before the opening show that they would not join the tour of Nagoya and Tokyo despite experts’ assurances they would be safe, forcing the Met to “scour the world” for replacements, general manager Peter Gelb said Tuesday. “Part of what makes...
  • Nancy Pelosi: A Ruler of Fools

    12/18/2010 3:40:07 AM PST · by Scanian · 37 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 18, 2010 | Anthony W. Hager
    Nancy Pelosi doesn't have much longer as Speaker of the House. But if there's one constant in our ever-changing world, it's that Pelosi will remain unconscionable until the gavel is wrested from her hand. During a recent speech on the House floor, she expressed opinions about unemployment insurance and tax policy that seem irrational even for her. Pelosi supports extending unemployment insurance beyond the current 99-week limit. To substantiate her position, she touted unemployment benefits as a burgeoning economic catalyst. All we need do is and tap into their power. Pelosi informed Congress that "[u]nemployment insurance ... returns two dollars...
  • Gibbs on Dean: Nobody 'Rational' Would Kill the Bill

    12/16/2009 3:22:15 PM PST · by Lorianne · 27 replies · 565+ views
    Newser ^ | 16 December 2009 | Nick McMaster
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs fired back at Howard Dean today for encouraging progressives to kill the health care reform bill. Dean thinks the bill, without a public option, is now too compromised to deserve further support. "I would ask Dr. Dean, how better do you address those who don't have insurance: passing a bill that will cover 30 million who don't currently have it or killing the bill?" "I don't think any rational person would say killing the bill makes a whole lot of sense at this point," Gibbs continued, notes the Huffington Post. Dean called the bill's...
  • Are all men potential rapists?

    10/28/2009 6:51:38 PM PDT · by libh8er · 35 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Province ^ | 10.29.09 | Eathan Baron
    All men are potential rapists. Agree or disagree? That's a claim by Aurea Flynn, speaking for Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter, in the wake of a brutal sex attack this weekend on a 24-year-old woman in Vancouver's upscale West Point Grey. I spent about 20 minutes Monday talking to Flynn about rape, and agreed with nearly everything she said. Rape is about power and control, domination by a man over a woman — check. Sexual assault is so widespread that one in four Canadian women will experience it — check. Men need to speak out against violence against women,...
  • 5 Signs Irrational Exuberance Is Back

    10/27/2009 4:21:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 516+ views
    Motley Fool ^ | 10/14/09 | Alex Dumortier
    5 Signs Irrational Exuberance Is Back http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/10/14/5-signs-irrational-exuberance-is-back.aspx Alex Dumortier, CFA October 14, 2009 At a time when many pundits or "investors" are grasping at straws to justify the market's run, I'm seeing an increasing number of buds of "irrational exuberance" (in the words of the maestro bubble-blower Alan Greenspan). It's as if the crisis was a sharp but fleeting pain that investors wish to relegate to the status of a bad memory. To give a jolt to our market nervous system, here are my top five signs that exuberance is returning to the market at an alarming rate: 1. Stocks...
  • Hoplophobia

    12/01/2008 7:44:08 AM PST · by Pelagius of Asturias · 30 replies · 1,435+ views
    Gunlaws.com ^ | Pelayo
    Hoplophobia, n. Irrational, morbid fear of guns (c. 1980, coined by Col. Jeff Cooper, from the Greek hoplites, weapon; see his book Principles of Personal Defense). May cause sweating, faintness, discomfort, rapid pulse, nausea, sleeplessness, nondescript fears, more, at mere thought of guns. Presence of working firearms may cause panic attack. Hoplophobe, hoplophobic.
  • Obama bemoans 'irrational despair' of stock markets (President Bush was too weak to fix the crisis)

    10/08/2008 5:34:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 581+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/8/08 | AFP
    CHICAGO (AFP) – Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama on Wednesday bemoaned the "irrational despair" afflicting tumbling stock markets, and said President George W. Bush was too weak to fix the crisis. Obama played off a famous remark that 1990s asset values were subject to "irrational exuberance" by former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, to sum up the depths to which today's markets have stooped. "In the same way that I think Greenspan, the former Fed chairman, talked about irrational exuberance, we now have irrational despair," Obama said, when asked why a 700 billion dollar US Wall Street bailout signed...
  • Evolution as Described by the Second Law of Thermodynamics

    08/11/2008 11:22:05 AM PDT · by Soliton · 73 replies · 2,223+ views
    Physorg.com ^ | August 11, 2008 | Lisa Zyga
    By viewing evolution as the motion of energy flows toward a stationary state (entropy), evolution can be explained by the second law of thermodynamics, a law which conventionally describes physical systems. In this view, a cheetah serves as an energy transfer mechanism, and beneficial mutations allow the animal to transfer more energy within its environment, helping even out the energy.
  • Pollster Predicts GOP Women Will Give Hillary Election Win

    10/23/2007 3:35:30 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies · 232+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 20 Oct 2007 | John Semmens
    Mark Penn, pollster for the Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) presidential campaign, predicted that a quarter of Republican women would defect from the GOP to vote for her in 2008. Penn said his internal polling also shows that 94 percent of women under 35 say they are likely to vote for Hillary in the November 2008 election if she is on the ballot. Clinton would win over women, says Penn, because of the “emotional” appeal of electing the country’s first woman president. “From an ideological perspective it doesn’t make any sense,” Penn acknowledged. “A vote for Hillary is a vote for...
  • Exec warns of credit-bubble risks

    05/13/2007 10:11:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 894+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 05/10/07
    Exec warns of credit-bubble risks By Warren Giles and Mark Pittman Bloomberg News Article Last Updated: 05/10/2007 02:09:22 AM MDT Zurich - Bank of America Corp. chief executive Ken Lewis said a so-called credit bubble is about to break after six years of historically low interest rates and relaxed lending criteria. "We are close to a time when we'll look back and say we did some stupid things," Lewis said, speaking at a lunch at the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce. "We need a little more sanity in a period in which everyone feels invincible and thinks this is different." Demand...
  • A Mysterious Killer of Honeybees Threatens Our Food Supply

    05/08/2007 4:25:15 PM PDT · by dvan · 161 replies · 3,483+ views
    Second Opinion Newsletter ^ | NA | Dr. robert Rowen M.D
    Albert Einstein once said, “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left.” Why? Because without bees, plants don’t get pollinated. Without pollination, say goodbye to fruit, nuts, and some vegetables. We also won’t have natural oils (such as olive oil, sunflower oil, hemp oil, etc.). And we don’t have many natural fibers, such as cotton. You can see how important the bee is to our livelihood and existence. Some economists say the bee is worth about $14 billion to our economy. That’s why I was so alarmed to...
  • The Truth About 'La Raza' [Rove to join Clinton and Villaraigosa at racist conference]

    07/06/2006 9:48:54 AM PDT · by Spiff · 59 replies · 1,863+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 7 Apr 2006 | Rep. Charlie Norwood
    The Truth About 'La Raza'by Rep. Charlie Norwood The nation's television screens many days recently have been filled with scenes of huge crowds carrying the colorful green and red flag of Mexico viewers could well have thought it was a national holiday in Mexico City. It was instead, downtown Los Angeles, Calif., although the scene was recreated in numerous other cities around the country with substantial Mexican populations. Hordes of Mexican expatriates, many here illegally, were protesting the very U.S. immigration laws they were violating with impunity. They found it offensive and a violation of their rights that the U.S....
  • Michael Berg's twisted values

    06/13/2006 5:19:06 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies · 1,126+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/13/06 | Dennis Prager
    Apparently, being the parent of a child murdered by a Muslim terrorist gives one moral credibility. There is no other way to explain the vast attention paid to the ideas of Michael Berg, father of Nick Berg, the American who was slaughtered by the Islamic sadist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. That is also the only explanation for the all the attention Cindy Sheehan has received. It is not because of the intellectual and moral depth of her worldview. But the attention paid to Michael Berg has been very helpful in enabling many more people to understand the thinking and values of...
  • Savage Nation!!! Friday May 12, 2006

    05/12/2006 2:54:17 PM PDT · by fishtank · 95 replies · 1,774+ views
    Borders!!! Language!!! Culture!!!
  • Michael Savage LIVE Thread!!! Thursday May 11, 2006

    05/11/2006 3:00:23 PM PDT · by fishtank · 59 replies · 1,738+ views
    Dear Mr. President, Please defend our borders! Ask Congress to make English the solitary official language, and then sign the bill! Help us to maintain the distinctive American culture! Legal immigration: yes! Say "No!" to open borders, illegal aliens, globalism and the America-Mexico-Canada-NannyState!
  • Michael Savage LIVE Thread!!! Wednesday May 10, 2006

    05/10/2006 2:59:48 PM PDT · by fishtank · 71 replies · 2,280+ views
    Defending the borders! Speaking the language! Lifting the culture! It's the SAVAGE NATION!!!
  • Savage NATION Live Thread!!! Tuesday May 9, 2006

    05/09/2006 2:59:51 PM PDT · by fishtank · 64 replies · 3,656+ views
    Gettin' ready!!! Just as few more minutes!!!
  • Michael Savage LIVE Thread!!! May 2, 2006

    05/02/2006 3:07:13 PM PDT · by fishtank · 31 replies · 1,122+ views
    Let's kick it up!!!
  • Michael Savage LIVE Thread!!! May 1, 2006

    05/01/2006 3:03:40 PM PDT · by fishtank · 120 replies · 4,966+ views
    Gettin' ready!!! Potential topics??? (1) Illegal marches? (2) Rush Limbaugh? (3) Joe Biden's Iraq partition plan?
  • Savage LIVE!!! Friday Apr. 28, 2006

    04/28/2006 3:10:52 PM PDT · by fishtank · 174 replies · 2,602+ views
    He's dissing Schumer for his absence now on the second Dubai deal............
  • MORE ON HITCH & GALLOWAY -- Courageous Chris Hitchens Confronts Rabid Left!

    09/16/2005 1:41:04 PM PDT · by Apolitical · 13 replies · 1,156+ views
    ICONOCOLAST ^ | Rondi Adamson
    I was there for the Hitchens-Galloway debate last night. I'm a moderate lefty with uncompromising pro-regime change sentiments. Hitch came out and was his dazzling self. There is no one alive with his talent for disputation. He hit masterfully all the blunt and subtle points of the the pro-regime change argument. In response, Mr. Galloway stirred up a pep rally with buzz words catering to the lowest common denominator and, tragically, elicted cheers and raves. A sad night indeed. I see now, for once and all, the 'left' is truly not interested in reason, logic, or even humanity. It's a...
  • The 13 Riskiest Housing Markets

    07/21/2005 6:51:12 AM PDT · by thinking4me · 41 replies · 2,664+ views
    yahoo money ^ | 7/20/05 | By Dave Lindorff
    The 13 Riskiest Housing Markets By Dave Lindorff If your hometown is on this list, the value of your house may be in jeopardy. The real estate bug bit Karen Brodie a few years ago. She left her desk job as an accountant with Fidelity Investments in 2001 and teamed up with a cousin to buy a single-family house in the Boston suburb of Dorchester for $98,000. After spending $50,000 to upgrade the house, the pair sold it a year later for $278,000. Now Brodie and her cousin have expanded their operation to include two pricier three-unit buildings in Dorchester...
  • Schiavo’s father makes emotional appeal

    03/28/2005 12:17:43 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 109 replies · 2,917+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 3/28/05 | Sandy Bauers
    PINELLAS PARK, FL -- Bob Schindler, the father of severely brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, said his daugher is "begging for help," and so is her family. Now in her 11th day without food or water after her feeding tube was removed under court order on March 18, Schiavo is "failing," he said, but nevertheless "fighting like hell to live." Although "emaciated," Schiavo is "still communicating," Schindler said, "... And she's responding to me." Schindler spoke to reporters shortly before 1 p.m. outside the Woodside Hospice, where Schiavo is being cared for. Several days ago, a family spokesman reported that Terri's mother,...
  • Where there is life, there is hope! (Terri SCHINDLER)

    03/28/2005 8:43:01 AM PST · by TAdams8591 · 34 replies · 617+ views
    me | 3-28-2005 | me
    Please don't give up. Continue to call. Phone the following numbers and ask your family to also: Governor Jeb Bush: 850-480-7146 President George Bush: 202-456-1414 Congressman Tom Delay: 202-225-5951 Senator Bill Frist: 202-224-3344 Senator Rick Santorum: 202-224-6324 And please continue to pray!!! Terri SCHINDLER has NOT given up and neither should we!!!!!
  • THE IMPOSSIBLE WIIL COME ALIVE IN 2005

    02/10/2005 6:27:02 PM PST · by Quix · 6 replies · 1,381+ views
    BILL SOMERS' WHAT'S NEW PROPHETIC SITE ^ | 28 JAN 2005 | TIMOTHY SNODGRASS
    A Glimpse Ahead Timothy Snodgrass The Impossible Will Come Alive In 2005 01/28/05 In January of 2004, as we began to intercede for the New Year the Holy Spirit gave us the prophetic slogan, "The Seas will Roar in 2004". This year we were given a new slogan, "The Impossible will come Alive in 2005". As the veil of darkness begins to come down over nations and regions, along with great shakings will come great breakthroughs; signs, wonders, healings and a spectacular release of miracles in impossible circumstances. This year, although we are ultimately poised to gain much ground, there...
  • WARD CHURCHILL: PROFESSORIAL EXTREMISM -- Leftist Hate Speech On The March!!

    02/09/2005 9:40:54 AM PST · by Apolitical · 708+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | STEPHEN RITTENBERG
    This author maintains that contemporary liberalism has devolved into little more than a pose. It has become a stance, an attitude -- self flattering and insistent on its intellectual and moral superiority. Furthermore, its childish utopianism, and its adolescent craving for excitement, require scapegoats to explain the failure of the real world to match its utopian longings. And the Jews are the always available, anti-utopians. For today's liberals, George Bush is the functional equivalent of the universal scheming and nefarious, Jew--the dreaded Neo-Con (after all, hasn't Dubyah surrounded himself with a cabal of Jewish foreign-affairs advisors). Therefore, it should come...
  • What's with all the dead scientists?

    01/26/2005 4:41:33 PM PST · by Middle-O-Road · 231 replies · 3,894+ views
    What's the deal with all the dead scientists?
  • Maxine Waters admits the truth

    01/07/2005 9:43:31 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 6 replies · 729+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 7, 2005 | Matt May
    During the absolute sham that happened on the floor of the United States House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon, Rep. Maxine Waters of California finally admitted for the official record what many of us have known for a long time - Michael Moore runs the Democratic Party. Waters took to the well of the House near the end of what can very loosely be called a debate on the question of objecting to the certification of the Ohio electoral votes of the 2004 presidential election. In a quivering voice that betrayed either an oncoming eruption of tears or outright fury,...
  • Heroes and villains of 2004 {Tell us what you really think of G.W.}

    01/05/2005 10:13:48 PM PST · by Proud Conservative2 · 11 replies · 409+ views
    scotsman.com ^ | Sat 1 Jan 2005 | Stewart Kirkpatrick
    George W Bush With all due respect, the man is a moronic, mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, mindless puppet doing the bidding of his super-rich, neo-con, oil-soaked paymasters while issuing lip service to the concerns of the great unwashed. He's dragged us all into a dangerous quagmire in the Middle East and shafted the planet with his environmental vandalism. skirkpatrick at scotsman dot com
  • Tolerate yes, respect no (Leftist Hate Spew BARF ALERT)

    10/04/2004 2:51:39 PM PDT · by Alouette · 6 replies · 527+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 3, 2004 | Yosef Goell
    Last weekend's interesting Upfront cover story by Larry Derfner ("Spirited away") focused on Rabbi Ya'acov Israel "The X-Ray" Ifergan. The piece about folk religion, North African-origin miracle workers, and assorted charlatans was also the occasion for a Post editorial exhortation concluding with an expression of hope that "the 'rationalists' will be wise enough to remain aware of the limitations of their own intellect and respectful of other people's desires." I, for one, found that an extremely strange formulation, as condescending an expression of cultural relativism as I've read in many a year; and as removed from the worrisome day-to-day reality...
  • Dems: Embarrassed Yet?

    09/24/2004 8:57:27 AM PDT · by moodyskeptic · 13 replies · 1,225+ views
    vanity | 9-24-04 | moodyskeptic
    Dems: Embarrassed Yet? Seriously, the embarrassment of being Democrat must be killing you by now. It's not so bad that you went into a collective tantrum when Bush took office after your favorite race baiters insisted that blacks were disenfranchised. Several investigations, run by your minions, concluded that the count in Florida STILL went to Bush and that not one person could be found to have been turned away or intimidated from voting. All that whining seems ages ago. Now, the absurd and insulting antics of the Democrat Party have reached a zenith. Forget, for a moment, that your candidate...
  • Hidden gun just means your fear's out in open

    01/17/2004 6:09:53 AM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 196 replies · 7,104+ views
    The Albuquerque Tribune ^ | January 17, 2004 | Gene Grant
    One of my more interesting touch points, as a member of the conservative persuasion, is the gun ownership issue - who has the right to bear arms and how the dogged determination to own a gun can affect so many other aspects of life. I'm not a gun person - never have been, never will be - which obviously puts me at odds with some of my brethren. It's just a personal choice. But if you want to go out on the Rio Puerco and take pops at grape soda cans with your buddies or run around the woods in...
  • Arrest for Catching Mouse?

    11/29/2003 5:18:25 AM PST · by yoe · 54 replies · 839+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | November 29, 2003 | WND Staff
    California law pushed by animal group requires trapping license A California law requires a trapping license in order to kill mice. The Animal Protection Institute of Sacramento pushed the bill, which mandates anyone who takes furbearing mammals or non-game animals must purchase a trapping license by passing a complex test and paying a fee of $78.50, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The Fish and Game Code 4005 defines non-game animals as including mice, rats, gophers and moles, the paper noted. However, Scott Paulsen, chief of law enforcement for the Department of Fish and Game, said the law would not be...
  • CA: Car tax arbitrary, irrational; reinstating it makes perfect sense

    07/02/2003 8:30:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 193+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/2/03 | Dan Walters
    <p>Taxation is, almost by definition, an arbitrary and wholly political act. Politicians decide what's to be taxed and what's not and much of tax policy is, therefore, nonsensical -- such as the disparate sales tax treatment of hot and cold foods.</p>
  • The Rich Do Get Richer (Barf Alert!)

    06/26/2003 9:55:34 AM PDT · by Mr.Atos · 17 replies · 245+ views
    A fundamental principle of American life is this: Anyone can rise from poverty to wealth. That's a promise that the United States has fulfilled better than any other country, in part because the government has given that mobility a helping hand. The spread of universal public education, expansive immigration policies, and rigorous patent and intellectual-property protection have given successive generations the tools and incentives to create wealth. Meanwhile, the abolition of primogeniture, antitrust policies, and estate taxes have ensured that fortunes and status gained in one generation aren't handed down in perpetuity... Modern conservative economists love this mobility, and they...
  • European Union's own scientists found new (GM) crops safe

    05/17/2003 9:24:44 AM PDT · by FairWitness · 2 replies · 281+ views
    STLtoday.com ^ | 5-16-03 | Alan McHughen
    <p>Why is the United States taking the European Union to the World Trade Organization court because of its longstanding moratorium against genetically modified crops?</p> <p>Are we simply bullying European consumers by forcing unwanted food down their throats as some suggest? Hardly. The United States, Canada, Argentina, Egypt and nearly a dozen other countries are merely reminding the EU to live up to the contractual provisions it agreed to years ago.</p>
  • WHAT IDIOT PROUDLY SAID "Mumia abu Jamal loves my Iraq book"???

    10/14/2002 7:35:58 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 65 replies · 286+ views
    A RAT MESSAGE BOARD | 10-14-02 | dfu
    "Mumia abu Jamal loves my Iraq book" Yes, ladies and gentleman, there is actually a Boston teacher who is stupid enough to be proud that a cop killer loves his foolish book-ette. The book in question will not be named here because it deserves to be on the $.49 shelf as soon as possible. And we won't give you the author, other than to identify him as a very, very foolish Boston area high school teacher who fancies himself as a political analyst. The key lies with the first four letters of the last word in the previous sentence. It...
  • Turn off the 'Hype Machine'

    04/23/2002 2:19:20 PM PDT · by hripka · 10 replies · 290+ views
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | April 23, 2002 | Paul B. Farrell
    Here we go again. The recovery's in high gear. The bull's back. So forget the past two years America. You can make up your losses up fast. But you better act fast! How? Cash in your money markets. Play the game. Get back in "the action!" The new message is everywhere. Like a big increase in junk mail, especially those annoying get-rich-quick financial newsletter solicitations. Or Ameritrade's online trading ads designed to hook investors on the trading drug, by giving away "25 commission-free trades." But the scariest messages are in the latest crop of financial magazine covers flashing like sensationalistic...
  • Bullish Investors Need Reality Check

    03/18/2002 7:03:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 307+ views
    Yahoo!NEWS ^ | Sunday March 17 8:17 AM ET | Pierre Belec
    Sunday March 17 8:17 AM ETBullish Investors Need Reality Check By Pierre Belec NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve (news - web sites) Chairman Alan Greenspan (news - web sites), in his most exuberant assessment of the economy in more than a year, recently spoke the words that launched stocks on a rocket ride: ``An economic expansion is already well under way.'' But some Wall Street veterans worry that the bulls may be rushing into a trap that could be called ``Irrational Exuberance, Part 2.'' In his semiannual report to Congress this month, the Fed chief seemed to signal...