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  • Pope Francis: "If I Speak Of Islamic Violence, I Must Speak Of Catholic Violence"

    08/01/2016 6:13:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 189 replies ^ | August 1,2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    In a press conference Sunday, Pope Francis appeared to suggest that all religions are equally prone to violence and that Islam and Christianity are the same in this regard. When asked by a journalist about the “barbarous assassination of Fr. Jacques Hamel” in northern France who was clearly “killed in the name of Islam” last Tuesday, the Pope replied that he doesn’t like speaking about Islamic violence because there is plenty of Christian violence as well.
  • NC Board of Education hears debate about American exceptionalism

    12/01/2014 7:58:57 PM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | T. Keung Hui
    RALEIGH The question of whether high school students should be taught that America’s status is “exceptional” compared with other nations dominated debate Monday over the redesigned Advanced Placement U.S. History course. Larry Krieger, a retired history teacher and national activist, urged the State Board of Education to demand that the College Board revise the AP U.S. History course because its 70-page framework omits the mention of “American exceptionalism” that was in previous guidelines. Instead of teaching that America is “a force for good in the world” and stands for democracy and freedom, Krieger said, the new course is designed to...

    11/27/2014 8:26:04 PM PST · by Bratch · 68 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | November 27, 2014 | Daniel J. Flynn
    New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson scored a 48 on the Wonderlic test, making him, along with Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the smartest guy in the NFL according to the predraft intelligence gauge. Anyone doubting the man's brains, or the test's ability to judge them, should immediately read Watson's observations--before you read anything more here--on the killing of Michael Brown, the backlash against Darren Wilson, the looting in Ferguson, and so much more. Watson posted a piece on Facebook outlining the range of contradictory emotions the Missouri grand jury's decision unleashed in him. It's insightful. It's provocative. It's...
  • MSNBC's Farrow: 'Thanksgiving: Because Genocide Is a Lot More Festive 392 Years After the Fact'

    11/28/2013 8:32:13 PM PST · by chessplayer · 92 replies
    Ronan Farrow has made it crystal clear that he's going to fit in perfectly as a new MSNBC host. Ronan Farrow âś” @RonanFarrow Thanksgiving: because genocide is a lot more festive 392 years after the fact. As if that wasn't disgraceful enough, he followed it up Thursday with this: Ronan Farrow âś” @RonanFarrow This Thanksgiving, let's give thanks for what we have and also awkwardly apologize to the Native Americans we slaughtered to get it.
  • Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention Board

    04/27/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 26, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention BoardPosted By Arnold Ahlert On April 26, 2012 @ 12:48 am In FrontPage | 10 Comments Last August, president Obama created an Atrocities Prevention Board. “Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States of America,” stated a presidential directive. He appointed Samantha Power, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, as chair. Ms. Power won a Pulitzer Prize for her book, “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.” That’s the good news. The...
  • NYTimes Compares Muslim Brotherhood to Catholic Church

    02/05/2011 10:37:32 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 28 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Feb. 6, 2011 | Lisa Graas
    slamopologists at the New York Times clearly love to promote the false notion that Islam is exactly like Christianity, at least when they are boiled down to their basics. Often, the Catholic Church specifically is compared to Islam as if they are basically one and the same. As we saw in Rachel Donadio’s article on the Cathedral of Córdoba, which she referred to (wrongly) as “The Great Mosque,” Islam is preferred to Catholicism even to the point of blatant lying. Now, we find the New York Times comparing even the Muslim Brotherhood, specifically, to Catholicism in an article that appears...
  • Bizarroland of the bully mosque bigs

    09/23/2010 2:21:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 22, 2010 | Michael Goodwin
    Mark the moment: The battle over the Ground Zero mosque has passed through the looking glass and into the wonderland of insanity. Surprise, surprise, the "summit" of national and local Muslim organizations early this week turned into a rally-around-the-mosque gathering. While that was predictable, the logic justifying the move is as scrambled as the landscape Alice discovered behind the mirror. It is now the "extremists" opposed to the mosque who are the reason why it must be built, according to the Muslim supporters. At least one of whom, not incidentally, is a big supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah. Growing out...
  • A Hiroshima Apology? (State Dept "to express respect for all the victims of World War II")

    08/06/2010 9:08:07 AM PDT · by mojito · 67 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/6/2010 | Warren Kozak
    For the first time since the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Japan 65 years ago, today the U.S. ambassador to Japan will attend the official commemoration ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. The U.S. ambassador has always declined the annual invitation, but this year is different. President Barack Obama decided to acknowledge the event with the presence of a high-level dignitary. As State Department spokesman Philip Crowley explained, Ambassador John Roos will be there "to express respect for all the victims of World War II." Gene Tibbets—the son of Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets Jr., the pilot who...
  • Bull in a China shop

    05/20/2010 4:10:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 225+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 20, 2010 | Editorial
    State Department functionary Michael Posner is either dumb or deluded. He's the fellow who earlier this month drew obnoxious moral parallels between US and Chinese human-rights records -- and he's still at it. "Part of a mature relationship is that you have an open discussion where you not only raise the other guy's problems, but you raise your own," he had said -- referencing, among other things, Arizona's new immigration law. Arizona wants federal immigration laws enforced, you see, and the Chinese violently oppress Tibetan and Muslim minorities and force North Korean refugees back home to face certain death. To...
  • "Tsunami" Ad Offends Memory of September 11 Tragedy

    09/01/2009 12:24:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 1,704+ views
    NBC New York ^ | 9/1/09 | HASANI GITTENS
    It's enough to turn your stomach. Or, if you're a New Yorker who lived through the September 11th attacks, give you a serious case of the heebie-jeebies. A new ad purportedly for the World Wildlife Fund features dozens of airplanes converging on lower Manhattan -- featuring the Twin Towers -- with the line "The Tsunami Killed 100 Times More People Than 9/11." The ad was first brought to our attention by Gothamist, but was originally picked up by's AdFreak blog, which reports that the ad is from the Brazilian arm of the WWF. Sure, the 2004 tsunami was a...
  • Obama's Muslim World Address In Cairo Examined

    06/04/2009 3:35:08 PM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 25 replies · 1,008+ views LLC ^ | June 4, 2009 | WILLIAM MAYER and BEILA RABINOWITZ
    Obama's Muslim World Address In Cairo Examined By WILLIAM MAYER and BEILA RABINOWITZ June 4, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - - In a much anticipated speech delivered today in Cairo, Egypt, president Obama presented his administration's views on American foreign policy as it pertains to the Muslim world. The address itself [available here] provides the clearest insight yet into what changes the new administration is contemplating in dealing with what seems to be the two major points of contention between the Middle East and the West, the war on terror and continued U.S. support of Israel. The speech...
  • What Cheney Did To Conservatism

    04/23/2009 10:15:32 AM PDT · by steve-b · 50 replies · 1,476+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 4/22/09 | Andrew Sullivan
    The assertion of total power through unchecked violence - outside the Constitution, beyond the reach of the law (apart from legal memos from hired hacks instructed to retroactively redefine torture into 'legality') - will be seen in retrospect as the key defining theory of Bush conservatism. It ended with torture. Why? Because reality may differ from ideology; and when it does, it is vital to create reality to support ideology. And so torture creates reality by coercing "facts" from broken bodies and minds. This is how torture is always a fantastic temptation for those in power, even if they first...
  • Guess Who Cares About Dead Palestinians? Jews! (Israel's War In Gaza Is A Moral War Alert)

    01/12/2009 9:23:56 PM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 996+ views ^ | 1/13/2009 | Dennis Prager
    For those individuals -- such as nearly all members of the world news media -- who, in light of Israel's invasion of Gaza -- see moral equivalence between Israel and the Palestinians, here are some clarifying thoughts. First, it would be difficult nearly to the point of impossibility, to find Israeli or other Jews who celebrate the deaths of Palestinian civilians. Jews both within and outside of Israel cringe when they see pictures of dead Palestinian men, women, and children in Gaza. For thousands of years at their Passover seders, Jews have removed wine from their cups to ceremonially weep...
  • One Dead Rabbi Not the Issue (Barf Alert)

    11/28/2008 2:14:56 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 15 replies · 705+ views
    Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivki were murdered, along with three other hostages, at the Chabad community center which they ran in Mumbai. And as much as I am hurting over their deaths, I am more devastated by the scope of the terror (over 160 dead and more than 350 wounded) than the fact that among them was a rabbi. Even the fact that some appear to have been targeted because they were Jews does not make me so profoundly angry and sad. What is going on in Mumbai is bigger than that. And while I appreciate that fellow-blogger,...
  • Christians and Gays Behaving Badly

    11/20/2008 11:07:17 AM PST · by AJKauf · 53 replies · 1,332+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 19, 2008 | Elizabeth Scalia
    There is a video making the rounds that shows an angry mob of California gays confronting and intimidating Christians over the passage of Proposition 8, which outlawed gay marriage in that state. Michelle Malkin has a narrative of the event that sounds worse than the tape, which already sounds pretty bad. Reportedly the Christians met once a week to pray and sing on the public corner. Whether they’re hoping to “straighten out” gays or simply trying to facilitate encounters with Christ is unclear, but their method is problematic; it’s not how Jesus would do it. In the wake of Proposition...
  • McCain's Boots Defeat Obama's Suits (Ben Shapiro On Why Americans Favor A Boots President Alert)

    08/13/2008 10:02:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 207+ views ^ | 8/13/2008 | Ben Shapiro
    A man, they say, can be judged by his friends. If that's the case, then Barack Obama can surely be judged by George Clooney. The UK Daily Mail reported this week that the "Ocean's Eleven" actor regularly speaks with and text messages the presumptive Democratic nominee, advising him on everything from fashion to foreign policy. "George has been giving him advice on things such as presentation, public speaking and body language and he also emails him constantly about policy, especially the Middle East," stated a Democratic Party insider. "George is pushing him to be more 'balanced' on issues such as...
  • False Equation: Opposing Same Sex Marriage And Opposing Interracial Marriage (DUH Alert)

    07/14/2008 9:22:13 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies · 302+ views ^ | 7/15/2008 | Dennis Prager
    The most effective of all morality-based arguments for same-sex marriage, the one that persuades more people than any other argument, is the one that equates opposition to same-sex marriage with the old opposition to interracial marriage. The argument, repeated so often that it sounds incontestable, is this: Just as parts of American society once had immoral laws that forbade whites and blacks from marrying, so, today, society continues to have immoral laws forbidding men from marrying men and women from marrying women. And just as decent people overthrew the former, decent people must overthrow the latter. Thanks in large part...
  • How Liberals Lost A Liberal (Why Many Democrats Became Republicans Alert)

    04/14/2008 10:28:26 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 40 replies · 174+ views
    Townhall ^ | 4/15/2008 | Dennis Prager
    The Democratic Party's preoccupation with the question of when America will leave Iraq rather than with how America will win in Iraq reminds me of how and why this nearly lifelong liberal and Democrat became identified as a conservative and Republican activist. I have identified as liberal all my life. How could I not? I was raised a Jew in New York City, where I did graduate work in the social sciences at Columbia University. It is almost redundant to call a New York Jewish intellectual a liberal. In fact, I never voted for a Republican candidate for president until...
  • PETA's 'Eat Right' Letter In Cannibal Case No Joke

    01/11/2008 5:27:57 AM PST · by rw4site · 12 replies · 114+ views
    Tyler Morning Telegraph - ^ | Jan 11, 2008 | KENNETH DEAN
    Background: Christopher Lee McCuin age 25 has been arrested and is currently in the Smith county jail for the murder of his girlfriend. His mother called 911 after he had taken her to see the girlfriend's corpse in his back yard. He is suspected of eating parts of her. Obviously, he is mentally ill. This is a printer friendly version of an article from Article published Jan 11, 2008 PETA's 'Eat Right' Letter In Cannibal Case No Joke By KENNETH DEANStaff Writer Sheriff's officials were astounded by a letter requesting the man accused of murdering his girlfriend and possibly...
  • One Mean and Nasty War Massachusetts tough talk.

    09/16/2007 7:42:49 AM PDT · by Delacon · 11 replies · 609+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 16, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    This year I marked the anniversary of September 11th by driving through Massachusetts. It wasn’t exactly planned that way, just the way things panned out. So, heading toward Boston, I tuned to Bay State radio colossus Howie Carr and heard him reading out portions from the official address to the 9/11 commemoration ceremony by Deval Patrick, who is apparently the governor of Massachusetts. 9/11, said Governor Patrick, “was a mean and nasty and bitter attack on the United States.” “Mean and nasty”? He sounds like an over-sensitive waiter complaining that John Kerry’s sent back the aubergine coulis again. But...