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  • How the Democrats lost the middle

    08/27/2010 4:06:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 27, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    The frustrations of minority status can drive a political party batty. The temptation is to substitute bel ligerence for thought, insist on a self-destructive purity, lash out at the American public and question the wisdom and viability of the country's institutions. Indulging in these tendencies almost always makes a party's position worse rather than better. The Obama Democrats may be the first party to engage in this self-defeating behavior -- borne of a frustrated desperation -- while holding the presidency and both houses of Congress by substantial margins. Through an accident of timing (a national election coinciding with a financial...
  • The Livable Communities Act

    08/11/2010 2:57:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 11, 2010 | Ed Braddy
    Is the American Dream getting smaller? Are we defining down the tools of opportunity and the pleasures of prosperity? President Obama's flippant dismissal of American Exceptionalism last year stirred a lot of criticism because it suggested he did not believe the United States held a special place in the world. It also suggested America's unique history is, to the President, no big deal. Now with fellow travelers exercising power at all levels of government, progressives can do more than just belittle the idea of American Exceptionalism. They can enact policies to make America unexceptional -- diminishing our quality of life...

    07/30/2010 6:43:38 AM PDT · by shortstop · 44 replies ^ | 07/30/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    In my right hip pocket, affixed by a clasp, is a 4-inch knife made in Olean, New York. It’s right where I can get it. Where I can reach back with one hand, pull it out, press my thumb against a knob on the back of the blade, and open it. Engraved on the steel is the phrase, “Carry on, my wayward son.” In New York County, that would make me a criminal. At least that’s the conclusion you draw from a recent extortion by the district attorney of New York County. In a $1.9 million rip-off of hardware and...
  • Anne Rice Breaks Up With Christianity via Facebook...

    07/29/2010 1:53:32 PM PDT · by TaraP · 156 replies · 2+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | July 28th, 2010
    Well, some stars like Amanda Bynes use technology like Twitter to tell the world they are retiring. Some stars like Kelsey Grammar announce the end of his marriage. But today Anne Rice became the first pop culture figure I know that decided to break up with Christians, and she did it using facebook. On her official website she posted the following announcement via her facebook feed this afternoon:"I quit being a Christian. I'm out. In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control. I refuse to be...
  • The Sherrod matter a boon for Obama

    07/22/2010 2:14:09 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 22, 2010 | Jim Yardley
    Congratulations, President Obama. It looks like you've won. Any meaningful questions about your performance in office, or the agenda you, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have been pushing are no longer part of the national discussion. The dust-up over Shirley Sherrod and inferences about her "reverse racism," the rank stupidity of the NAACP in condemning her and the Department of Agriculture firing her before uttering an ear shattering "Oops!" has effectively diverted everyone's attention from the really serious issues facing our country. Well played, sir. Sick, cynical, underhanded, true...but supremely effective. I'm particularly impressed by how quickly you got the...
  • Sex Party promises 'real action' for Australians

    07/20/2010 11:39:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/20/10 | AFP
    MELBOURNE (AFP) – The Australian Sex Party on Tuesday promised to spice up campaigning for next month's elections with a manifesto "unlike Australia had ever seen before". Party chief Fiona Patten launched a risque national campaign at a Melbourne bar, saying her policies "would make (opposition Leader) Tony Abbott's hair stand on end and would turn (Prime Minister) Julia Gillard's hair grey". prospective "We've always been forward and we actually enjoy real action," Patten said, mocking Gillard and Abbott's "Moving Australia Forward" and "Stand Up For Real Action" slogans. The party's policies include legalising euthanasia, decriminalising all drugs for personal...
  • 'The truth sets this graduate free' By LEONARD PITTS Jr. (barf alert over Beck U.)

    07/13/2010 2:50:04 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 12, 2010, 8:23PM | LEONARD PITTS Jr.
    ...the near future: Augustus Merryweather IV glanced up at the tapping on his office door. Harvey Carbunkle stood there... "You're firing me?" "I have no choice. Your work, hasn't been up to the standard we expect for an editor at Merryweather Publishing. Frankly, I'm surprised. When I saw that you were a graduate of BU, I couldn't wait to hire you..." A proud smile. "Yes, sir. That's Beck University." Augustus was confused. "I've never heard of..." ..."You know, Glenn Beck? ...He founded an online university back in 2010 so people could learn the real truth they don't get in...
  • Raising Your Indirect Taxes

    07/11/2010 1:46:04 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 11, 2010 | Mark Morris
    There are currently two pieces of tax legislation that have been introduced into Congress that will affect virtually every person in the United States. These new bills are very deceptive, since they tax the chemical and petroleum industry; however, what EPA and the sponsors of the bill do not mention is that these taxes will be passed back down to the consumer level. The sponsors of the bill also claim that this tax will create or save jobs and "punish the polluters" (the petroleum and chemical industries) -- especially in light of the BP oil spill. The original Superfund taxes...
  • A bridge too far?

    06/22/2010 3:20:01 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2010 | Christopher Chantrill
    According to Fred Barnes at The Weekly Standard, the Obamis are planning a lame-duck session of Congress, "filled with defeated and retired senators and House members," to pass a VAT (value-added tax). Liberals know that they get a chance to enact progressive legislation only once in a generation. That's when the cycle of politics throws up a liberal majority in Congress, and liberals have the votes to cram down their agenda. That's why President Obama is in such a hurry, eager to jam down liberal legislation in the teeth of popular opposition. I call it the ratchet. In the 1900s,...
  • Mitch Daniels Reveals an Inconvenient Truth about the Right

    06/15/2010 6:33:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies · 1,149+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/14/2010 | John Guardiano
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has disappointed many social and cultural conservatives with his call for a "truce on the so-called [sic] social issues. We're going to just have to agree to get along for a little while," until the economic issues are resolved, Daniels told the Weekly Standard's Andrew Ferguson. But as the American Spectator's Joseph Lawler has observed, it's doubtful that Daniels' truce would change anything. After all, Lawler rightly asks: "What typical Republican policies would he [Daniels] have to suspend and they [social and cultural conservatives] have to sacrifice? It's not clear to me that it would be...
  • Obama and the New Normal

    05/21/2010 4:11:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 372+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 21, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    The human brain is a complicated organ. It can be infinitely pliable but also maddeningly rigid. Humans can be slow to recognize signs of imminent disaster. While red flags are flapping wildly in the wind, the person ignores any and all warnings. But the brain can be highly suggestible, too, easily controlled and shaped by advertisers and spin doctors. Thus, after countless ads, a person associates soda with Coke, search engines with Google. And after having "Yes we can," burned into their neural pathways, all hope and change is connected to Obama. That's why it's crucial to notice all the...
  • Liberals' unreal 'hate speech' script

    05/19/2010 3:23:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 832+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    We are taught to believe that ideology is the enemy of free thought. But that's not right. Ideology is a mere checklist of principles and priorities. The real enemy of clear thinking is the script. We think the world is supposed to go by a familiar plot. And when the facts conflict with the script, we edit the facts. So, for instance, David Horowitz is a stock villain on US campuses because he deviates from the standard formula of coddling the usual victims and lionizing the usual heroes. Once a committed left-wing radical, Horowitz now resides on the right. Two...
  • Just not that into Dems: America's Obama crush was never true love

    05/17/2010 3:54:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies · 1,201+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 13, 2010 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- The really amazing thing about the ongoing po litical purge we are seeing across the country is the genuine shock and hurt felt by the ousted. Pink-slipped in a West Virginia primary Tuesday, 14-term Congressman Alan Mollohan cried, "Right-wing smears!" It is like they still don't get the anger, frustration and weariness voters have with self-obsessed Washington, pandering politicians and the big, fat, dumb federal government. This is especially true of Democrats around here, who are riding high on so much euphoria from President Obama's historic victory. They actually thought it was true love. As if American voters...
  • What Does Bicycle Rush-Hour Look Like?

    05/14/2010 10:38:27 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 32 replies · 963+ views
    The Infrastructurist ^ | Friday May 14th | Daniel Lippman
    A cool video spotted by Buzzfeed shows a city in the Netherlands that has made bikes a transit priority. Find the full video here (on YouTube).
  • What 24's Jack Bauer Taught Me About Revenge

    05/12/2010 3:37:30 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 50 replies · 1,513+ views ^ | 05/12/2010 | Julie Arduini
    Monday night I watched with hands over half open eyes the torturous scene the character Jack Bauer inflicted on the villain of the episode. The bad guy was a Russian terrorist involved with the murder of Jack’s love interest and colleague, Renee Walker. If I had been watching the episode in a movie theater, I’m pretty sure it would have been Rated “R”. It was a gruesome and difficult scene. During the climax of the scene, Jack needs a SD card that the terrorist swallowed. In what appeared to be a psychotic rage, the episode ends with a very dead...
  • Listen, lefties, real NYers love Wal-Mart

    05/07/2010 3:10:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 450+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 6, 2010 | Andrea Peyser
    Bring it on. In political, union and chattering circles, the idea of allowing retail behemoth Wal-Mart into the borders of New York City is viewed as destructive. Akin to blending polyester into silken La Perla thongs. Or inviting Lindsay Lohan to an open bar. Last summer, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who I suspect rejects a bargain on her Hanes, said that if Wal-Mart won't increase wages and stop running extortionate mom-and-pops out of business (like Target, Best Buy and Pathmark do), "I will block any attempt to locate in the five boroughs." City Councilman Charles Barron last month said that...
  • Editorial continues 'sedition' theme, along with a good dose of race baiting

    04/23/2010 7:27:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies · 842+ views
    St. Louis Gun Right Examiner ^ | 21 April, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman
    Monday, we looked at a discussion on "The Chris Matthews Show," in which two of the guests accused Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and Rush Limbaugh of coming close to "sedition" in their criticism of the Obama administration. Today, it's "BuzzFlash" editor Mark Karlin (we've talked about him--and in a similar vein--before). His purveyors of "sedition" are the participants in the two gun rights rallies Monday, in and overlooking Washington D.C. At both rallies, the talk was defiant and seditious, threatening -- in the thinnest veiled code words -- a shoot out with federal officials if psychotic objections to the "infringement...
  • The Phantom Tea Party Threat

    04/23/2010 6:16:38 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 7 replies · 455+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4-23-10 | Gary Bauer
    hyped and a profound threat to our nation’s security are not surprising. The truth, of course, is that the current robust opposition to the liberal agenda, of which the Tea Party movement is a large part, is neither. And there is no evidence that enthusiastic criticism of Obama administration policies will lead to violence. In fact, the Tea Party movement is a result–not a cause—of the frustration and anger many Americans feel today. The only threat it poses is to the status quo of big government activism. It’s been comical to watch the Left try to discredit the Tea Party...
  • 'Empathy': just a code word for bias

    04/14/2010 3:15:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 460+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 14, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    President Obama and the vast majority of Sen ate Democrats believe that Lady Justice should peek from under the blindfold every now and then. Obama opposed both of President Bush's Supreme Court appointees, John Roberts and Samuel Alito, presumably because they lacked what he called the "quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people's hopes and struggles." And in his run for the presidency, Obama said in 2007, "We need somebody who's got the heart -- the empathy -- to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it's like to be...
  • Henry Waxman's latest show trial

    04/03/2010 3:38:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 28 replies · 1,048+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 03, 2010 | Phil Boehmke
    Henry Waxman, whom Michelle Malkin has dubbed "the Witch Hunter of Capitol Hill" understands where his loyalty lies. If he were faithful to the principals of our founders then his loyalties would be to his constituents, his state and the republic, but of course there is ample evidence to the contrary. Appearances aside, Waxman is not a mere stooge to the future former president and his gross clique of radicals and sycophants. Where then do Waxman's loyalties lie? This past week Mr. Waxman declared war on the CEOs of Caterpillar, John Deere, AT&T, Verizon and all others who dare to...