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  • Activist 'marries' a tree in Colombia, seals his love for environment

    11/28/2014 8:12:38 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 65 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 11-26-14 | Fox News Latino
    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – An unusual marriage took place on Sunday in Bogotá. Dressed in a white suit and a red tie, Richard Torres, a young environmentalist from Peru, sealed his love for a tree in a symbolic act meant to emphasize the importance of preserving nature. "I declare you life partners and forever in pure love, on behalf of the elements of nature and of God " said Colombian actress Kristina Lilley, who performed the ceremony on Bogota's National Park. The participants, some with musical instruments in hand, threw rice at the newlyweds and demanded in chorus: " Kiss, kiss,...
  • The New York Times and Other Members of the Ferguson Hall of Shame

    11/27/2014 4:20:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2014 | Roger L. Simon
    That the photograph of Walter Duranty — the New York Times Moscow correspondent who deliberately whitewashed Stalin’s 1930s forced starvation of millions of Ukrainians and won the Pulitzer for it — still is on the newspaper’s wall of fame with their other prize winners is apparently no aberration. The New York Times has no moral center. In fact, it’s despicable. On November 24, they published the home address of Officer Darren Wilson. By now most of America knows who Wilson is — the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer exonerated for the murder of Michael Brown, the supposed 6′ 6″, three-hundred-pound “gentle...
  • LIVE THREAD- Fergidishu Burrning - DAY TWO

    11/25/2014 12:34:31 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 580 replies
    Various | 11-25-2014 | TCRLAF
    Protestors blocking I-70 bridge in downtown STL, right now. Ferguson Mayor's Presser just ended. No doubt that events will "Heat up" again tonight. STL County Police Scanner via UStream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/st-louis-county-police-scanner
  • Affirmative Action Looting

    11/25/2014 11:58:43 AM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11/25/2014 | Steven Plaut
    It should properly be called “Affirmative Action Looting.” Having lectured the world for decades that American blacks should not be expected to obey the law or conform to the standards of behavior applicable to others, that black crime is a protest against social injustices, that blacks cannot succeed because of white skin privilege and never mind that there is a black president, the liberal establishment might as well be torching they buildings and cars in Missouri all by itself. The liberals have “Tawana Brawleyed” themselves into oblivion. They seriously believed that a grand jury could be bullied into indicting an...
  • Time Magazine: Men Who Don’t Sit and Cross their Legs are “Manifestation of Patriarchal Privilege”

    11/23/2014 11:57:15 AM PST · by rightistight · 137 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/23/14 | Aurelius
    Time Magazine has declared that men who are able to sit and not cross their legs are a “manifestation of patriarchal privilege.” In an article called, “‘Man Spreaders,’ There’s No Excuse for Not Closing Your Legs on the Subway,” Time’s Etiquette section slammed men who do not sit with their legs together. But more than it being impolite and against etiquette, there is a much bigger problem with men like this: they are proliferating “the patriarchy.” The article explains that men sitting with their legs apart “is the most visual manifestation of patriarchal privilege and that is why it is...
  • Ted Cruz Bashed on NPR as Lurching As 'Far to the Right As Possible'

    11/23/2014 11:05:28 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tim Graham
    NPR and Sen. Ted Cruz are natural enemies. On Friday's journalists' weekly roundup on The Diane Rehm Show, Politico reporter Alex Burns mocked Cruz for acting like a stereotypical bar bully and a man who always seeks to go "as far to the right of his party as possible." Rehm thought he sounded ridiculous. DIANE REHM: And what about Senator Ted Cruz and what he had to say yesterday? ALEX BURNS: Well, this is sort of a moment tailor-made for Ted Cruz, right? [Laughter.]There's nothing better for him than a moment where he can go as far to the right...
  • An Illustrated Guide to the 5 Pillars of Liberalism

    11/19/2014 3:00:47 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    After doing a post on liberalism being the ideology of peace I thought a look into its five pillars might be in order. It may seem incomplete, but there's not enough bandwidth on the internet to fully illustrate the full extent to which liberals embody these five pillars:1. Selfishness, envy, and entitlement  2. Narcissism  3. Deficient intelligence/logic   4. Rank hypocrisy ^^^The next time they congratulate themselves for being anti-war... ^^^ The "Guy Fawkes" masks donned by the "downtrodden" 99% are manufactured in the 3 world.  5. A complete lack of awareness
  • Oakland schools to reinstate curriculum about Mumia Abu-Jamal

    11/18/2014 6:38:10 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 18, 2014 | Jill Tucker
    Oakland school officials, under pressure from supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, have agreed to reinstate a controversial curriculum that includes a lesson comparing the convicted cop killer to the Rev. Martin Luther King J
  • Radical Liberalism: The ideology of peace…

    11/18/2014 11:11:03 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-18-14 | The Looking Spoon
    The title is obviously sarcastic...
  • Sowell: A Legacy of Liberalism

    11/17/2014 2:20:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 18, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said there were "phrases that serve as an excuse for not thinking." One of these phrases that substitute for thought today is one that depicts the current problems of blacks in America as "a legacy of slavery." New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof asserts that there is "overwhelming evidence that centuries of racial subjugation still shape inequity in the 21st century" and he mentions "the lingering effects of slavery." But before we become overwhelmed, that evidence should be checked out. The evidence offered by Mr. Kristof in the November 16th issue of the New...
  • New Study: Brains of Right Wingers May Actually be Less Highly Evolved! (Projectile Vomit Alert)

    11/16/2014 9:02:43 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 63 replies
    Americans Against The Tea Party ^ | 11-12-2014 | Sky Palma
    According to a recent study out of Virginia Tech, a team of scientists have found that the way a person responds to disgusting images can reveal their political leanings. Maggots, rotting carcasses, gross gunk in the kitchen sink – all these were used in the research, and the results were pretty astonishing. “Disgusting images generate neural responses that are highly predictive of political orientation even when those neural responses don’t correspond with an individual’s conscious reaction to the images,” said Read Montague, a Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute professor who led the study. “Remarkably, we found that the brain’s response...
  • Fox’s Juan Williams: Gruber Comments ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

    11/16/2014 6:58:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 91 replies
    mediate ^ | Nov. 16, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Fox News liberal commentator Juan Williams thinks conservatives are making “much ado about nothing” over MIT professor Jonathan Gruber‘s controversial remarks that the Affordable Care Act passed only because of a “lack of transparency” and “the stupidity of the American voter.” Although he understood how the comments could be “insulting,” Williams insisted that all laws require some sort of clever packaging much like how corporations market products. When Fox News Sunday host asked Williams if he thought the Gruber comments presented “nothing new” for the Obamacare debate, the former NPR reporter replied in the affirmative: “I would say it’s much...
  • It’s Time to Save the American Family; A Joyless Experiment Strained to the Limit

    11/16/2014 11:38:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/16/14 | Kelly O'Connell
    A Sick Culture, Poisoned by Liberalism, Reels While Seeking Shelter While it’s true that a Conservative wave just swept the USA in the 2014 elections, the accumulated damage of progressive theory upon the American culture has been nothing short of devastating. The list of areas where Americans are now struggling because of the importation of foreign ideas against American ideals is staggering. The family is probably the most endangered because of the incursion against traditional, biblical and common sense practice. Anti-Americanism has been institutionalized for decades, as a result of creeping Marxism affecting our teachers, instructional materials, and in the...
  • Smug Obama administration duped the public

    11/16/2014 9:40:56 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 31 replies
    Carroll County Times ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 | Dr. Charles Lipson
    Assuming Gruber's message is true, it means the Obama administration deliberately evaded our democratic process to pass its signature legislation. Its justification, which Gruber makes explicit, is not only that "we know what's best for you," but also that "you are too dense to know that yourself." This arrogant, condescending approach extends far beyond Obamacare. It is an essential feature of progressive politics for the past century. From the outset, progressive politics yoked expert advice to expansive state action, especially redistributive policies to help the poor. It says, "We are experts who want to help you, the great unwashed. You...
  • Gruber's Obamacare comments expose what's wrong with liberalism

    11/14/2014 12:40:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 13, 2014 | Philip Klein
    MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, a leading architect of President Obama’s healthcare law, is under fire for recently surfaced comments in which he conceded that to pass Obamacare, supporters relied on “the stupidity of the American voter” to hide its actual effects. My colleague Tim Carney has already written about how the comments are just the latest reminder of how the law was built on a foundation of lies. But there is a broader message in all of this — that Gruber’s comments get to the heart of what’s wrong with liberalism. At the end of the day, liberals not only...
  • Americans don't know how good they have it with Obama

    11/13/2014 7:24:17 PM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    Nov. 10, 2014
    Link only from "freep.com"Talk about reverse irony..
  • Brookings Institution’s New Idea: Try Failed Solutions Again

    11/13/2014 7:39:38 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 13,2014 | Robert Spencer
    Bruce Riedel, senior fellow and director of the Brookings Institution’s Intelligence Project, published a piece in the Daily Beast last Sunday with the provocative title, “Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No Idea.” That is certainly true, but Riedel’s recommendations for how the political establishment can get a clue and finally defeat the jihadis are nothing but tired retreads of analyses that have been tried and have failed again and again.
  • Minneapolis School District Now Needs 'Permission' to Suspend Any Black, Hispanic Student

    11/10/2014 2:17:18 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 11-10-14 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Minneapolis public school system announced a major new district-wide policy for disciplining students: any suspension of a non-white student requires the district superintendent's approval. The MPS has been stung by reports that students of color are 10 times more likely to receive a suspension than white students. The Minneapolis school system has an enrollment of over 32,000 students. Seventy percent are non-white. School superintendent Bernadeia Johnson, a black woman, maintains that she wants to "disrupt" the current suspension trends. Superintendent Johnson says that her new policy is aimed at forcing local school administrators to deeply "probe" the reasons for...
  • The Case Against Liberal Compassion

    11/09/2014 3:07:50 PM PST · by TBP · 30 replies
    Four years ago I wrote a book about modern American liberalism: Never Enough: America’s Limitless Welfare State. It addressed the fact that America’s welfare state has been growing steadily for almost a century, and is now much bigger than it was at the start of the New Deal in 1932, or at the beginning of the Great Society in 1964. In 2013 the federal government spent $2.279 trillion—$7,200 per American, two-thirds of all federal outlays, and 14 percent of the Gross Domestic Product—on the five big program areas that make up our welfare state: 1. Social Security; 2. All other...
  • Why liberal compassion is an inane basis for political action

    11/09/2014 3:05:20 PM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 9, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    Compassion creates a co-dependency between the empathizers and the empathizees: Liberalism is an “alliance of experts and victims,” in the words of Harvard’s Harvey Mansfield. To top that up to 51% of the voters, says Voegeli, liberals argue that “those who do not recognize the expertise of the experts are stupid, preferring ignorance, and those who do not recognize the victimhood of the victims are wicked, lacking compassion.” If the empathizees ever disappeared (by, say, having their miseries extinguished) then the empathizers would lose their purpose, the soothing soul balm of caring.
  • The meaning of the 2014 elections

    11/09/2014 12:44:13 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 1 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 11/9/2014 | Moneyrunner
    The 2014 midterm election was interesting for several things. First, it was a repudiation of Obama-ism only 2 years after he was re-elected. The “dense-pack” strategy (having one scandal after another take the previous one off the front pages) of Team Obama didn't work. The “independent” voters finally saw failure follow failure and realized that the things they were promised were either lies or that Obama was incompetent. Either way, they abandoned him, big time. Keeping in mind that the “Black” vote was a Republican lock for nearly a century after the Civil War, it’s very interesting that there is...
  • [Hungarian] Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Speech

    11/07/2014 8:02:39 PM PST · by annalex · 20 replies
    Hungarian Government Website ^ | 26 July 2014 | Viktor Orbán
    Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Speech at the 25th Bálványos Summer Free University and Student Camp July 30, 2014 9:24 AM26 July 2014, Tusnádfürdő (Băile Tuşnad), Romania Good afternoon, everyone! Greetings to all of you!When we last saw each other a year ago, I began my speech by saying that we are attending the last gathering here in Tusnádfürdő before the upcoming general elections in Hungary. Now, I can tell you that we are attending the first gathering here in Tusnádfürdő following the elections in Hungary, and I can tell you all the good news that we were victorious at those...
  • Those damned, rich White people cost Democrats the Senate

    11/05/2014 9:00:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/5/14 | Doug Book
    Making yet another of those insightful statements for which he will be forever remembered, V.P. Joe Biden told CNN News just before Election Day that, “if you look at every single major issue of the campaign, the American public agree with [the White House] position.” But if the vice president’s latest laugh line were actually true, why would his fellow liberals want to do away with midterm elections? A “public policy” professor and a junior at Duke University have written an Op-Ed piece for the New York Times in which they claim that “the 2 year [election] cycle isn’t just...
  • Conservatives, Categorize Thyself: (chart)

    11/03/2014 5:29:30 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Found this on twitter over the weekend, credited to some spam website I'm not going to link. However, I did find the graphic clarifying and amusing, while seemingly accurate in it's definitions... I -as with many of you, I'm sure- fall-in somewhere around  'modern conservatism' (purple line)... alas, by definition a 'modern' descriptive indicates how relentless the overall expansion of government has been over the long run... and how many times we've been forced back to a new, more defensible position. But has there ever been historical examples of purely 'Voluntarist' societies, even on a local level? Perhaps some Indian...
  • WPVI Preventing Voters from Watching Bell vs. Booker Debate [Media Covering for Liberal]

    11/02/2014 5:58:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    bell2014.com ^ | 10/31/14
    New Jersey Republican U.S. Senate nominee Jeff Bell on Friday issued a response to WPVI’s decision to remove the 2014 U.S. Senate debate from further viewing. Bell said: “On Wednesday, WPVI (Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate Channel 6) ordered C-Span to remove New Jersey’s only 2014 U. S. Senate debate from the C-Span website. Since Channel 6 is not offering the debate for viewing on its own website, this means that the only debate between Senator Cory Booker and me is no longer available online to the voters who will decide this election next Tuesday. This is a decision by a major...
  • Why Is Mary Landrieu in So Much Trouble? (only has 25% of white vote)

    10/31/2014 2:30:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Sean Trende
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/10/23/why_is_mary_landrieu_in_so_much_trouble_124397.html
  • Childishness is What Liberalism Is All About

    10/31/2014 5:37:11 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/14 | Tim Dunkin
    Immaturity. Self-indulgence. Irresponsibility. These are what liberalism is all about Anyone who regularly uses common sense knows that liberals are almost always wrong. Wrong in their opinions, wrong in their justifications, wrong in their worldview. There is not an area in our social or political discourse in which liberals don’t regularly say or do things that simply make no sense to people who expect rational behavior on the part of others. More often than not, normal people find themselves looking at liberals and wondering, “What were they thinking???” Now, it’s alright to be wrong. Everybody gets something wrong every once...
  • Canadian Attack Prompts Absurd Reactions

    10/29/2014 12:14:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Some warped minds believe that when a nation suffers a terrorist attack, it somehow deserved it and should set about doing some soul searching. Implicit in this argument is the notion that the attacker was somehow justified in his heinous actions -- there was no other option but to lash out violently. Except that there is. Even the Islamic State could choose to exercise unofficial diplomacy through a sympathetic Persian Gulf country. But it doesn't, because the Islamic State isn't interested in diplomacy -- yet some critics expect Western democracies to suck it up whatever terrorism comes their...
  • Why Americans Can't Afford to Live in Liberal Cities

    10/29/2014 9:31:04 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 15 replies
    The Atlantic via Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 29, 2014 | Derek Thompson
    ... But there's a second reason why San Francisco's problem is emblematic of a national story. Liberal cities seem to have the worst affordability crises, according to Trulia chief economist Jed Kolko. In a recent article, Kolko divided the largest cities into 32 “red" metros where Romney got more votes than Obama in 2012 (e.g. Houston), 40 “light-blue” markets where Obama won by fewer than 20 points (e.g. Austin), and 28 “dark-blue” metros where Obama won by more than 20 points (e.g. LA, SF, NYC). Although all three housing groups faced similar declines in the recession and similar bounce-backs in...
  • This cartoon IS the liberal ideology and attitude toward government in a nutshell...

    10/28/2014 5:23:20 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-28-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Sure, this can be true of all politics, but ideologically this epitomizes every idea crammed down America’s throat by liberalism.
  • Any time someone asks you what liberalism is all you need to do is show them this...

    10/27/2014 10:50:09 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 26 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-27-14 | The Looking Spoon
    As this is all they need to know.
  • University of Texas to Offer "Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism" Course Next Semester

    10/27/2014 9:33:52 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 20 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/27/14 | Aurelius
    The University of Texas at Austin is offering a new class in the Spring of 2015 called "Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism." Specifically titled, "AFR 372C, 29690, Beyonce Feminism, Rihanna Womanism," the college explains that it knows the course has a "very eye-catching title." But, it explains, "Whether or not you are a Beyoncé Bey or part of the Rihanna Navy, it will cause you to do a double take while scrolling through electives. The one downside, students may not realize the type of academic inquiry or material that will be covered in the course." The course's listing on the college's...
  • Obama bashing (letter to the editor)

    10/27/2014 8:42:39 AM PDT · by rey · 23 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 27 Oct 2014 | MICHELLE ZYGIELBAUM
    Obama bashing EDITOR: The TV networks are as busy as under-5 soccer players, clustered around the Obama-bashing ball, telling us how he’s let America down. Really? The federal budget deficit has shrunk steadily since President Barack Obama bailed us out of the 2008 meltdown, and it’s now almost to where it was in 2008. The total number of jobs long ago returned to its pre-meltdown rate of rise and is at an all-time high. Stock exchange indexes are at all-time highs. Non-military federal jobs number the same as in 2008. The federal government is not growing. Millions more people can...
  • The Left-Wing Hipster Democrat Couple That Exposed NYC to #Ebola

    10/24/2014 9:05:48 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 76 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    "They are both registered Democrats with a history of working in public health. Both Spencer and Dixon are professional do gooders according to their LinkedIn and professional websites. Spencer boasts a degree from Columbia’s University Mailman School of Public Health, according to his since deleted LinkedIn page. So why did health care professionals decide to go bowling just days after Spencer returned from Ebola-infected Guinea?"
  • Oh, Boy (Woman dresses her 4-year-old son in pink tutus. - Slate)

    10/21/2014 5:04:18 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 26 replies
    Slate ^ | 10/21/14 | Emily Yoffe
    Q. My Sister’s Parenting: My sister has this idea that she shouldn’t confine her son to traditional gender stereotypes. Recently she started dressing him in feminine clothing. He is 4 years old and gets teased at his day care and has expressed many times how much he hates his dresses and pink tutus. She keeps telling him the other children are wrong to tease him and he should be proud of dressing that way. What can I say to her without insulting her parenting skills? A: Your sister’s behavior will not have your son embrace her ideals of gender fluidity,...
  • What I Have Learned From Debating Young Liberals

    10/21/2014 6:58:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    In the recent months, I have been engaged in political debates with liberals mostly under the age of 40 (I am over the age of 40). These debates have taken place in person, via email and political discussion blogs. In each occurrence, I was contacted or confronted by the individuals who wanted to engage in discussions with me. I was personally contacted and invited to participate in discussions on a blog that repost some of my articles. However, after each round of discussions, I am saddened with the realization that our great country is in deep trouble if today’s young...
  • The Liberals' One Word That Rots This Country

    10/20/2014 10:25:10 PM PDT · by econjack · 11 replies
    Author | 10/21/2014 | econjack
    Is it just me, or is there liberal rot taking place. When I used to teach my Intro to Econ course, I would tell my students to close their eyes and listen to the TV ads. Doing so creates a totally different impression from the ad. Today, both local and national TV ads have drawn from the Liberal playbook to sell products. So many of them now feature that one word: "deserve". You "deserve" better cable service. You "deserve" a high-end luxury car. You "deserve" legal service if you spilled hot coffee on yourself. Bull crap. Sorry, Bozo, you don't...
  • The Price of Papal Popularity

    10/20/2014 9:22:19 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 18 replies
    Creators.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    While Francis I has nether denied not sought to change any doctrine, Cardinal Burke is correct. The pope has “done a lot of harm.” He has created confusion among the faithful and is soon going to have to speak with clarity on the unchanging truths of Catholicism. In his beatification of Paul VI on Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated change. “God is not afraid of new things,” he said, “we are making every effort to adapt ways and methods … to the changing conditions of society.” But among the social changes since Vatican II and Paul VI have been the West’s...
  • New Documentary Exposes Leftist Big Money Underground

    10/19/2014 9:04:59 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 24 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Free at last! I’m silent no more. Now, the story can be told. Democrats here in my adopted state of Colorado did not want the new political documentary I hosted to see the light of day. They lost. This week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an emergency injunction declaring that our movie deserved the same free-speech rights as a “traditional” (translation: old-guard liberal) news organization. “Rocky Mountain Heist,” produced by David Bossie’s Citizens United and directed by Jason Killian Meath, tells the story of how a wealthy quartet of liberal millionaires and billionaires in Colorado — known as...
  • Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor

    10/18/2014 12:13:26 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 65 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR
    Patricia Wanderlich got insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, and with good reason: She suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2011, spending weeks in a hospital intensive care unit, and has a second, smaller aneurysm that needs monitoring. But her new plan has a $6,000 annual deductible, meaning that Ms. Wanderlich, who works part time at a landscaping company outside Chicago, has to pay for most of her medical services up to that amount. She is skipping this year’s brain scan and hoping for the best. “To spend thousands of dollars just making sure it hasn’t grown?” said Ms....
  • A Letter to TC Palm, Florida’s Treasure Coast News Paper

    10/17/2014 9:19:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/17/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Nothing in my journalism training, career, or credentials approves of the unfair manner by which TC PALM uses its power to endorse some candidates while refusing to cover in the news section the obvious failings of their darlings. The Patrick Murphy endorsement, while predictable, certainly cements in my mind the lack of fairness in journalism here on the Treasure Coast. An outstanding 18 page analysis of the 31 year old Democrat, done by ballotpedia.org, reveals this staggering statistic which our heavy handed editorialists will never tell you. “From 2011 to 2012, Murphy’s yearly net worth jumped from $205,682 to $3,185,011,...
  • Here Are The Most Conservative And Liberal Names In America

    10/17/2014 8:48:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 10/17/2014 | Katherine Miller
    The most conservative and liberal names in America are Doyle and Natasha. Crowdpac, a nonpartisan group, focuses on how money and policy work in politics. The group scores all donors who have made two or more campaign contributions since 1980. Using that algorithm — and a cut-off of names with at least 1,000 donations made to avoid unusual names and outliers — Crowdpac built a tool to show how conservative or liberal first names are. You can enter your name in this tool here. (For example, “Katherine” is moderately liberal and people with this name are “less likely to contribute...
  • Why a travel ban wouldn’t work

    10/16/2014 7:56:07 PM PDT · by Mariner · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | Oct 16th, 2014 | By HEATHER CAYGLE and KATHRYN A. WOLFE
    he political momentum for a travel ban on West African nations continued to swell Thursday, but health and transportation experts were uniform in saying it wouldn’t stem the spread of Ebola — and could do more harm than good. That hasn’t stopped politicians and pundits — ranging from House Speaker John Boehner to former Obama press secretary Jay Carney — from calling for a travel ban. The appeal is obvious: It sounds like a no-brainer to build an infectious-disease moat around the U.S., blocking some flights and barring people who come from the countries suffering the worst Ebola outbreaks. But...
  • The only thing found in liberal truth...

    10/16/2014 3:46:50 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-16-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Years ago I found this graphic, and it just had "truth." I added the "liberalism is" and released it back into the internet wild.
  • Does our Constitution still work?

    10/15/2014 6:12:11 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2014 | John Stossel
    Does the Constitution still matter? When it was written, Ben Franklin said the Founders gave us a republic, "if you can keep it." Few people thought the republic would last another 227 years, but it has. The Constitution's limits on government power helped create the most free and prosperous country on earth.... Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) asked President Obama's Supreme Court pick, Elena Kagan, "If I wanted to sponsor a bill and it said, Americans, you have to eat three vegetables and three fruits every day, does that violate the Commerce Clause?" Amazingly, Kagan wouldn't say, "Yes, of course!"...
  • The Seven Sacraments of Liberalism

    10/15/2014 1:37:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2014 | By Robert Klein Engler
    The English word “sacrament” has its roots in Latin and Greek. At one time the word meant, “a solemn and sacred oath.” Roman Catholics believe that there are seven sacraments which Christ instituted. These sacraments are visible rituals that are signs of God's presence. They are believed to channel God's grace to all those who receive them. The traditional seven sacraments are usually listed in the order in which they follow a human life from birth to natural death. They are: Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, Confession, Marriage, Holy Orders, and Anointing the Sick. Over and against these traditional sacraments are...
  • Why I Oppose Liberalism

    10/11/2014 4:18:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks. Like a tick, liberalism latches onto a victim and sucks him dry. Of course, a single tick can’t gorge itself on so much blood that it does to a dog what liberalism did to Detroit. It doesn’t turn the different parts of the dog against each other. The tick doesn’t tell everyone he’s a victim and that the dog is greedy if he tries to scratch it off. You can’t be both a good Christian and a good liberal because they’re incompatible and liberalism makes no exceptions...
  • Can Liberalism Be Saved From Itself?

    10/09/2014 11:34:50 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 30 replies
    Sam Harris blog ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | Sam Harris
    The most controversial thing I said was: “We have to be able to criticize bad ideas, and Islam is the Mother lode of bad ideas.” This statement has been met with countless charges of “bigotry” and “racism” online and in the media. But imagine that the year is 1970, and I said: “Communism is the Mother lode of bad ideas.” How reasonable would it be to attack me as a “racist” or as someone who harbors an irrational hatred of Russians, Ukrainians, Chinese, etc. This is precisely the situation I am in. My criticism of Islam is a criticism of...
  • Why do so many liberals despise Christianity?

    10/09/2014 10:51:00 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 43 replies
    The Week ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Damon Linker
    Liberals increasingly want to enforce a comprehensive, uniformly secular vision of the human good. And they see alternative visions of the good as increasingly intolerable. Liberalism seems to have an irrational animus against Christianity.
  • Kirsten Powers: Surely There Are Piss Boys to Take Care of This Sort of Thing

    10/07/2014 2:08:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    On October 3, on the Fox News program Outnumbered, Kirsten Powers said she was very surprised that the vomitus and feces of Liberian national Thomas Duncan were not immediately cleaned up, but remained in an apartment complex in the Dallas area for about 10 days. She said, in effect, surely there are people standing ready in the United States to clean up immigrants’ lethal bodily fluids. Thomas Duncan is not to blame for the crisis of viruses popping up across the United States – the politics of Kirsten Powers are to blame. In her widely read articles and statements, Ms....