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  • Will: The tangled web of conflicting rights [time for gays to restrain bullies in their ranks]

    09/17/2012 2:26:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2012 | George Will
    Elaine Huguenin, who with her husband operates Elane Photography in New Mexico, asks only to be let alone. But instead of being allowed a reasonable zone of sovereignty in which to live her life in accordance with her beliefs, she is being bullied by people wielding government power. [SNIP of the ongoing case] New Mexico’s Supreme Court is going to sort all this out, which has been thoroughly reported and discussed by the invaluable blog the Volokh Conspiracy, where you can ponder this: In jurisdictions such as the District of Columbia and Seattle, which ban discrimination on the basis of...
  • Four US Troops Killed in Afghan Inside Attack; 8 Coalition Troops Killed in 3 Days

    09/17/2012 2:10:44 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    Four American service members were killed by an Afghan policeman early today, the third attack on coalition forces in three days, bringing the death toll in the recent violence to eight. The attacks -- two "green on blue" incidents and an assault on a coalition base by 15 Taliban fighters -- come as tensions flared across the Muslim world over an anti-Islam film that was produced in the United States. In the latest attack, an Afghan police officer turned his gun on NATO troops at a remote checkpoint in southern Afghanistan before dawn. Four U.S. soldiers were killed before the...
  • African-American Christians waver over vote - struggle with gay marriage and the Mormon religion

    09/17/2012 1:44:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 16, 2012
    ...[Rev. Jamal-Harrison] Bryant [of Baltimore] last month told The Washington Informer, an African-American newsweekly, "This is the first time in black church history that I'm aware of that black pastors have encouraged their parishioners not to vote." Bryant, who opposes gay marriage, said the president's position on marriage is "at the heart" of the problem. ...The circumstances of the 2012 campaign have led to complex conversations about faith, politics and voting. The Rev. George Nelson Jr., senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Baptist Church in Brenham, Texas, participated in a conference call with other African-American pastors the day after Obama's announcement...
  • Bringing Selfish Back

    09/17/2012 1:25:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 17, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Step aside, Justin Timberlake. Let’s bring selfish back, y’all! Last week, I wrote that if you are a Christian, you must embrace Ayn Rand’s economic philosophy (capitalism). Today, I will explore this further. To recap, philosophers who came before Christ (think Aristotle), philosophers who rejected Christ (think Rand) and philosophers who accepted Christ (think Thomas Aquinas) concur that human laws must stem from natural law, which stems from reason. Said differently, all rational thinkers embrace natural law. Capitalism is the most rational political system and therefore the best political expression of natural law, so rational Christians and non- Christians must...
  • The Consequences of Obama's Bungled Mideast Policy

    09/17/2012 1:17:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | September 17, 2012 | Michael Barone
    In Libya, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were murdered Tuesday. Earlier that day, protesters in Egypt stormed the U.S. embassy and tore down the American flag. It was "the day the roof fell in," proclaimed blogger and historian Walter Russell Mead. Barack Obama's "efforts to reconcile the U.S. and moderate Islamism -- in part by distancing the U.S. from Israel -- have angered Israel without reducing Islamist bitterness against the United States." In other words, his Middle East policies are in shambles. His assumption that a president "who doesn't look like other presidents" would endear America to Arabs...
  • Chicago Strike Shows Why we Need School Choice

    09/17/2012 1:10:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | September 17, 2012 | Star Parker
    It says something about today’s public education reality that the two sides in the teachers’ union dispute in Chicago are the union and the mayor. Allegedly the point of schools is to educate children. But which side in this dispute has sole interest in children and their parents? The answer, of course, is neither side. Unions are about the economic interests of the teachers. The mayor is about his budget and the economic interests of the city. No one solely represents the interests of the kids. It’s not to say that the union or the mayor has no interest in...
  • Wall Street braced for Occupy first anniversary protest

    09/17/2012 1:07:16 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/17/2012 | Richard Blackden, in New York
    Wall Street is today braced for its first major demonstration in a year, as hundreds of people are expected to take to the streets to mark the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. A series of "sit-ins" are planned throughout New York's financial district from about 7:30am, according to the organisers' website. The New York Stock Exchange, the headquarters of bailed-out insurer AIG and the New York Federal Reserve are expected to be among the targets. Monday's action follows a series of largely peaceful marches over the weekend in New York, where more than 200 people descended on...
  • Of Mitts and Muslims

    09/17/2012 1:03:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 17, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Dear Mitt: Despite the fact that I really do not trust or respect you, I have decided to give you some free political advice. I do it for two reasons: First, I would rather have a president I do not really trust (you) than one I actually despise (Obama). Second, the advisors and spokesmen you are paying are doing a woefully inadequate job of directing your campaign. Let me give you a couple of examples.   After the Chick-fil-A scandal consumed the country for weeks on end, you stated that you wanted to stay out of the controversy and focus...
  • With $33.6 Billion Cash, If GM Can’t Tell the Truth They Can Give Us Our Money Back

    09/17/2012 12:57:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 17, 2012 | John Ransom
    Over the weekend General Motors fought back against critics who have been all over the company after published reports say that the government-subsidized car company is spending as much as $90,000 to produce the “breakthrough” electric car, the Chevy Volt. The Volt retails for only $40,000. Although the company refused to release figures regarding Volt production costs, UPI quotes the company as saying that critics have "allocated product development costs across the number of Volts sold instead of allocating across the lifetime of the program, which is how business operates."The UPI whines that the Volt has become a “political football.”...
  • Rahm to Sue Chicago Teachers

    09/17/2012 12:53:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 16, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    Rahm to Sue Chicago Teachers The Chicago teachers union has decided to continue their strike, depriving students of teachers for another week, entrenching an increasingly public and bitter labor dispute. Reports said that the union’s delegates would meet on Tuesday, meaning that schools in the nation’s third largest school district would be unlikely to open before Wednesday. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has now threatened to sue to force the end of the strike and force the unions back into the classrooms to teach Chicago children. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he will file a court injunction to force an end to...
  • MUST WATCH: Kamal Saleem keynote at Values Voter Summit 2012

    09/17/2012 12:48:43 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/14/2012 | The Right Scoop
    I’m not kidding, this was amazing. Kamal Saleem, a former Lebanese Islamist terrorist, loves Jesus with much more enthusiasm than most Americans I know and he’s not afraid to show it. Not only that, but he sees what is going on in the Middle East and in this country right now and believes we have a duty to fight for this country. He is truly a patriot and you will be more than inspired by his amazing story. Being an outsider, he has an interesting perspective on our liberty and one of my favorite lines from his speech was when...
  • Did Hillary Clinton send a gay ambassador to Libya as intentional provocation?

    09/16/2012 11:22:21 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 57 replies ^ | September 16, 2012 | Kyle Rogers
    Serbian diplomat, and friend of Christopher Stevens, says State Department knowingly sent gay ambassador to Libya. Arab media says ambassador Stevens was gang raped and then his body was put on display.
  • Inside the campaign: How Mitt Romney stumbled

    09/16/2012 10:30:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Polotico ^ | 9/16/12 7:46 PM EDT | MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI
    Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney’s top strategist, knew his candidate’s convention speech needed a memorable mix of loft and grace if he was going to bound out of Tampa with an authentic chance to win the presidency. So Stevens, bypassing the speechwriting staff at the campaign’s Boston headquarters, assigned the sensitive task of drafting it to Peter Wehner, a veteran of the last three Republican White Houses and one of the party’s smarter wordsmiths.Not a word Wehner wrote was ever spoken.
  • The Left’s Victimhood Hierarchy Explained

    09/16/2012 10:14:53 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 4 replies
    Oppose the Madness ^ | 7/8/2012 | Mr.Right
    Watching the left occupied news channels can be confusing. Why do some stories like the Trayvon/Brawley/Duke La Crosse hoaxes get so much coverage while horrid black on white crimes are covered up? To understand why these crimes are reported differently, one needs to have an understanding of the left’s hierarchy of victimhood. The hierarchy assigns greater worth to certain individuals based on their race, gender, religion, sexuality and political beliefs. A concurrent hierarchy — the hierarchy of oppressors — assigns levels of unworth based on the same criteria.
  • Gallup 7 Day Tracking Trend

    09/16/2012 10:08:57 PM PDT · by Positive · 45 replies
    Gallup ^ | 9/16/2012 | Self
    I too have been watching the polls at Real Clear Politics. I must admit that I have been concerned about what seems to have been the trend. But I haven't bothered to scrutinize the items closely. Tonight I took a close look at the Gallup Tracking Poll and realized that the data are available in greater depth than I realized. Of course we know that it is a rolling average of the last 7 days. We know that it is 3050 Registered Voters, unlike Rassmussens Likely Voters. When I clicked on the Gallup poll I realized for the first time,...
  • Attack on US embassy in Benghazi pre-planned: Libyan Prez

    09/16/2012 10:08:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Mumbai First Post ^ | September 17, 2012
    The attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi that killed American ambassador Chris Stevens was pre-planned and included foreigners, Libyan President said yesterday. President of Libya’s National Congress, Mohamed Magariaf, in an interview to the CBS news aired yesterday said his government has arrested about 50 people, some of which are foreigners and connected to al-Qaeda. “They entered Libya from different directions, and some of them definitely from Mali and Algeria,” he said. “These ugly deeds, criminal deeds were directed against them, the late ambassador, Chris Stevens, and his colleagues, does not represent in any way, in any sense, the...
  • PPP Virginia: 0bama 51% / Romney 46% (D: 35%/R: 32%/ I: 33%)

    09/16/2012 10:06:31 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 57 replies
    PPP ^ | 9-16-12 | PPP
    PPP's newest Virginia poll finds Barack Obama leading by 5 points, 51- 46. Obama's lead is unchanged from a month ago when we found him leading 50-45 in the state. He may not be seeing a bump from the convention in the state at this point, but he was in a pretty good position to begin with. Virginia continues to look like it may be something of a firewall state for Obama. PPP has now polled it 9 times this cycle, and President Obama has led by at least 4 points on all 9 of the polls. He's been ahead...
  • The Dangers of “Hate Chicken”

    09/16/2012 9:41:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    InsideVandy ^ | Sunday, September 16, 2012 | Stephen Siao
    It was reported recently in this paper — and opined on — that there are students upset over Chick-fil-A being served on campus. First, Chick-fil-A does not have any history of discrimination; rather, it treats its customers and employees with the utmost respect. And, contrary to what one columnist wrote, Chick-fil-A as a company has no policy regarding marriage; it was its CEO who expressed his beliefs. And for that, not only Mr. Cathy but the entire company has been demonized. (Might I point out — the belief held by Mr. Cathy on marriage is the exact same position held...
  • Pit bull owners say neighborhood ban won't make them part with dogs

    09/16/2012 9:41:03 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/16/12 | Kevin Rector
    Since Shelly Kizina adopted her pit bull Jada four years ago after finding the dog abused and tied to a tree in North Carolina, the Northeast Baltimore resident and her pet have been practically inseparable, she said. "I brought her here, and she's been like my best friend. She follows me everywhere," Kizina said on her porch in the Armistead Gardens neighborhood Sunday, as family members watched the Ravens game inside and Jada sat by her side. That Armistead Homes Corp., which manages the low-income housing cooperative, has demanded Kizina and other neighborhood residents with pit bulls get rid of...
  • First look at Robocop as he comes back to life as remake...

    09/16/2012 9:39:08 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 30 replies
    MailOnline ^ | September 16, 2012 | Celeste Morgan
    In his full-body fighting suit Robocop became one of the most iconic heroes of the Eighties. And now fans can get their first look at the action hero come back to life as the remake begins filming in Toronto. Actor Joel Kinnaman, better known for his work on The Killing, was spotted wearing the updated RoboCop suit on set.
  • Republican Lawmakers Say Romney Campaign Needs to Change Course (more reform, less vagueness)

    09/16/2012 9:34:29 PM PDT · by drewh · 26 replies
    The ^ | 09/15/12 03:00 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    Republican lawmakers are grumbling about the direction of Mitt Romney’s campaign and say he needs to change course.These Republicans said Romney should make a concise, bold promise to reform wasteful spending in Washington. “He should say, ‘I will manage your money in Washington. I will eliminate waste, fraud and abuse. Obama wants you to send more money so he can spend more money.’”Another GOP lawmaker said the aura Romney’s advisers are trying to create around the candidate has muddled the most compelling rationale for his candidacy: he is a no-nonsense problem-solver who can turn the economy around. “My advice is...
  • Jeffrey MacDonald Gets New Hearing in 'Fatal Vision' Murder Case

    09/16/2012 9:32:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 16, 2012 | David Zucchino
    This is the case that refuses to die. Forty-two years ago, the wife and daughters of a handsome young Green Beret doctor, Jeffrey MacDonald, were stabbed and bludgeoned to death at the family home in military housing at Ft. Bragg, N.C. MacDonald, now 68, is serving three life sentences for the crime, which spawned a bestselling book, "Fatal Vision," a hit TV miniseries and decades of speculation over whether MacDonald is a sadistic killer or a victim of injustice. In federal court Monday in Wilmington, N.C., the case will play out once again with all its lurid details — drug-crazed...
  • Obama to Cut 131 Million Dollars from Embassy Security (Just Wow)

    09/16/2012 9:17:12 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 36 replies
    You have to give Obama credit, this is a man who knows how to deal with a crisis. Some nut like Mitt Romney would run around shooting Muslims from the hip, but Obama meets with his advisers and dutifully studies ways to make each and every crisis that much worse. Because that’s what good government is. Obama’s Sequestration Plan Would Cut $1.084 Billion From The State Department’s Diplomatic And Consular Program, Including $2 Million For The Protection Of Foreign Missions And Officials, And $129 Million For Embassy Security, Construction, And Maintenance. (“OMB Report Pursuant To The Sequestration Transparency Act Of...
  • Islam: Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret, by Dr Bill Warner

    09/16/2012 9:16:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    The history of Islam in Europe and how it effects us to this day. This is a history based on numbers and facts that you may not see anywhere else and explains why we may be afraid to see Islam for what it is based on its own doctrine and practice.
  • Thousands rally in Pakistan against US

    09/16/2012 9:10:57 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 10 replies
    Thousands rally in Pakistan against US From: AAP September 17, 2012 10:08AM THOUSANDS of people have rallied across Pakistan to denounce an anti-Islam film with protesters burning US flags and effigies of President Barack Obama, and urging Islamabad to sever ties with Washington. At least eight people were injured when protesters clashed on Sunday with police outside the US consulate in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, officials said. Police fired bullets in the air and used tear gas and water cannon to disperse some 1,000 people at the rally organised by a Shiite religious organisation, according to an AFP photographer....
  • Hume: Obama Is Learning Mere Obamaness Can Not Solve Middle East Tensions (video)

    09/16/2012 9:10:36 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 6 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 16, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "I think we're seeing, in these events this week, the further education of a president who was, and to some extent, remains a foreign policy novice and he is learning that his mere Obamaness and all that goes with is simply not sufficient to change the fact that the Middle East remains a tinderbox subject to being lit ablaze by even a small match, which I think that movie is at best a small match," FOX News senior political analyst Brit Hume said on this week's broadcast of FOX News Sunday.
  • DFU YouTube SING-ALONG: Mohammed's Girl (should I go into hiding?)

    09/16/2012 8:50:36 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 9-16-12 | dfu
    Well, they pulled this a couple years ago. Here is a newer version. If Nikoula's "movie" can stay up, they should not censor this. MOHAMMED'S GIRL
  • Amid Discord, Romney Seeks to Sharpen Message

    09/16/2012 8:47:11 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    With time dwindling for him to gain an edge in the presidential race and with an outbreak of finger-pointing signaling trouble in his campaign, Mitt Romney plans to begin an offensive this week, his aides said, seeking to give voters a clearer picture of where he wants to take the country. Amid a clamor of calls from prominent Republicans for Mr. Romney to offer a major policy address to answer voters’ continued questions about his plans, his aides said he would present a series of speeches, television commercials and events promoting his five-point economic policy, even as he concentrates on...
  • Groups race against time to get Florida voters registered (Republicans outnumber Democrats)

    The Florida Times Union has said 11,365 people registered as Democratic voters in the 13 months that ended at the end of August, compared with an average of 209,425 for the same periods before the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections. Meanwhile, 128,039 Republicans have registered in the state over the past 13 months, up from an average of 103,555 in the same period in 2004 and 2008, the newspaper said.
  • The Manufactured Edge For Obama

    09/16/2012 8:20:24 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 5 replies
    Not counting daily trackers, there were 9 State/National polls in the week after the RNC, but 37 State/National "bounce" polls in the week after the DNC. The corrupt MSM commissioned these polls to manufacture a "widespread edge" for Obama.
  • Postcards From A Furious China (Photos of Anti-Japanese Riots)

    09/16/2012 8:16:35 PM PDT · by mojito · 37 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/16/2012 | Tyler Duden
    Over the past 48 hours we have written much, describing the perfectly expected surge in nationalist fervor and anti-Japanese sentiment, as the Senkaku Islands Snafu hits its boiling point.... Instead we'll let the pictures do the talking.
  • Arab Spring Timeline - US TV News Coverage Chronological

    09/16/2012 8:13:22 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 3 replies
  • Inside the DNA of a blue-blood voter

    09/16/2012 8:08:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 16, 2012 | Howie Carr
    Who are these people voting for Obama and Granny Warren? Obama’s flack, Jay Carney, sounds more like Baghdad Bob every day. As for Warren, one of her new TV spots says she represents “people who play by the rules.” That’s a joke, right?
  • "Stretch" - Obama for America TV Ad

    09/16/2012 8:03:43 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 2, 2012 | BarackObamadotcom
    You work hard, stretch every penny, but chances are you pay a higher tax rate than him: Mitt Romney made $20 million dollars in 2010, but paid only 14% in taxes—probably less than you. Now he has a plan that will give millionaires another tax break and raises taxes on middle class families by up to $2000 dollars a year. Mitt Romney's middle class tax increase: he pays less, you pay more.
  • UPDATE 4-China's Xi finally appears in public amid rumours over health

    09/16/2012 8:02:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/15/12
    UPDATE 4-China's Xi finally appears in public amid rumours over health Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:53pm IST * Xi visits Beijing university, first public appearance in two weeks * Pictures show him looking well, laughing * Rumours had flown about his health, Xi had missed meeting with Clinton * Communist Party gearing up for tricky leadership succession By Chris Buckley and Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping appeared in public on Saturday for the first time in about two weeks, visiting a Beijing university in what appeared to be an effort to dispel rumours of...
  • Coulter: Libya commemorates 9/11

    09/16/2012 8:00:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | September 17, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    When President Obama intervened in Libya last year, he claimed that “it’s in our national interest to act” to remove a tyrant who — in response to Bush’s invasion of Iraq — had just given up his weapons of mass destruction and pledged to be America’s BFF. Apparently Gadhafi neglected to also tell Obama, “I’ve got your back.” Obama said: “We must stand alongside those who believe in the same core principles that have guided us through many storms ... our support for a set of universal rights, including the freedom for people to express themselves and choose their leaders;...
  • Obama reportedly set to launch China trade case

    09/16/2012 7:59:15 PM PDT · by tapatio · 10 replies
    President Barack Obama will launch a new trade enforcement case against China Monday, using the power of incumbency to counter Republican Mitt Romney's criticism that he is ceding American jobs to the Asian power.
  • Can Obama get reelected losing the independent vote?

    09/16/2012 7:46:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/16/2012 | Karl
    The answer is "yes," if you believe a number of the polls currently in the Real Clear Politics poll average... but that's a sizable if. The NYT/CBS poll shows Pres. Obama winning by 3 points among likely voters... but losing independents to Mitt Romney 44/50. The WaPo/ABC News poll shows Obama up by a point, while losing independents by 11 points, 43/54. The CNN/ORC poll (.pdf) shows Obama winning by six overall, but losing independents by a whopping 14 points, 40/54. Ironically, given people's perceptions of poll bias, the Fox poll has Obama winning overall and winning indies by a...
  • The dark side of Gov. Jerry Brown's tax plan

    09/16/2012 7:40:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/16/12 | Dan Walters
    Jerry Brown fancies himself a futurist, exhorting us to act now to ensure a better tomorrow – with a bullet train and a more dependable water system his prime examples. Their merits notwithstanding, making decisions with long-term benefits is precisely what politicians should – but rarely – do. One wonders, however, how Brown squares his self-appointed role as progressive pathfinder with his regressive and potentially disastrous approach to the state's chronic gap between revenue and spending. While making some reductions in spending – although how permanent is questionable – the first two budgets that Brown signed during his second stint...
  • Muslim cleric Abu Islam Burns the Holy Bible

    09/16/2012 7:38:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies ^ | Sept. 16, 2012 | Dan Wooding
    Muslim cleric Abu Islam Burns the Holy Bible in front of thousands of Muslims at protest outside the US Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday, 9/11. His action was met with applause and anti-Christian cheers from the demonstrators. According to Mary Abdelmassih in a story carried by the Assyrian International News Agency (, the cleric, before leaving the demonstration and getting into his car, told the crowds “next time I will urinate on it.”
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel to striking Chicago teachers: See you in court

    09/16/2012 7:27:33 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 23 replies
    By Matt Pearce September 16, 2012, 6:32 p.m. The Chicago teachers strike may not end the way they want it to: Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans Sunday evening to sue the union and force what he called an illegal strike to end immediately. “I will not stand by while the children of Chicago are played as pawns in an internal dispute within a union,” the mayor’s office said in a statement. “This was a strike of choice and is now a delay of choice that is wrong for our children.” After little over two hours of reportedly contentious deliberation on...
  • Video Shows Libyans Retrieving Envoy’s Body

    09/16/2012 7:26:11 PM PDT · by tapatio · 52 replies
    CAIRO — An amateur video that surfaced Sunday appears to show a crowd removing the motionless body of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens from a window of the American mission in Benghazi, Libya, after it was attacked last week by Islamist militants, adding new details to reports that Mr. Stevens had died of smoke inhalation while locked in a safe room.
  • U.S. drone attacks amount to human rights violations, Carter says

    09/16/2012 7:25:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    gazette ^ | 13 September 2012 | Rod Boshart
    America's citizens accepting human rights violations never imagined before 9/11. ... Carter disagreed with delegates to his Democratic Party’s national convention who restored a platform position that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, saying the same thing happened when he was running for president in the 1970s and he made a public announcement in opposition to it. He said the best hope for peace in the Middle East is a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine with Jerusalem as a shared capital, adding “I personally think that’s a mistake for the Democratic and Republican parties to call for Jerusalem to...
  • Rasmussen shows Romney Ahead in Swing States

    09/16/2012 7:25:13 PM PDT · by Hero · 53 replies
    Rasmussen Reports | 9/16/2012 | Rasmussen
    Rasmussen Reader subscribers can read the full Swing State tracking update daily at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. This article offers a combined view of the results from 11 key states won by President Obama in 2008 and thought to be competitive in 2012. The states collectively hold 146 Electoral College votes and include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • Stop appeasing jihadists

    09/16/2012 7:21:29 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 12 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 16, 2012 | Monte Solberg
    I know it’s still popular in some circles to say different cultures have different values, but all cultures are equal. I also know why people say this and it’s not because it’s obviously true, quite the contrary. They say it to avoid conflict. It might even make sense in a sad way to dismiss the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans as a “cultural difference” if we knew it would appease our enemies. “No, I’m sorry dear, daddy won’t ever come home again because a different but equal culture killed him. But in their equally...
  • Amish beard cutters face possible prison terms

    09/16/2012 7:20:53 PM PDT · by listenhillary · 13 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/16/12 | Philip Sherwell
    Sitting on the back of a horse-drawn hay-cart on his dairy farm in the rolling rural heartland of Amish country, Andy Hershberger gripped his foot-long beard as replayed the struggle with assailants wielding hair-clippers. "They were holding me down and had already got a chunk of the hair from my head," he explained. "They had my beard in their hands like this and they were ready to shear it when the clippers broke." For his 77-year-old father Raymond, a bishop in the fundamentalist Protestant sect, there was no such good fortune. The attackers cut off his long white beard and...
  • Crude oil ought to be $150 per barrel: Iran

    09/16/2012 7:13:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Crude oil should be at least $150 per barrel, Iran's oil minister was quoted as saying on Sunday, and the sanctions-hit country's OPEC governor said current oil prices were not high enough to threaten the world economy. Benchmark Brent crude prices rose to nearly $118 a barrel on Friday, stoking fears that surging energy costs could harm fragile economic growth. Days earlier, Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said he was worried by high prices and the kingdom would take steps to moderate them.
  • Sandra Fluke's America: War on women, by whom?

    09/16/2012 7:13:08 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 12 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 16, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    Sandra Fluke’s America: War on women, by whom? by Daniel Clark At the three-day abortion festival also known as the Democratic National Convention, that party’s celebrity victim du jour, Sandra Fluke, echoed the famous “Robert Bork’s America” speech that was once given by that founding member of Neanderthals For Choice, Ted Kennedy. Fluke’s vision of a Republican-led American future was briefly stated, but nevertheless riddled with lies (“an America in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it”), bigger lies (“in which politicians redefine rape so survivors are victimized all over again”), and dog-whistle...
  • Ambassador Susan Rice Denies Obama Needs Viagra

    09/16/2012 7:10:12 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 31 replies ^ | 9-16-2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    September 16, 2012 Ambassador Susan Rice Denies Obama Needs Viagra Daniel Greenfield Visiting in Cairo to check out the River of Denial, Ambassador Susan Rice, one of the 40 least qualified members of the administration, assured reporters that Obama is not impotent and America is not under attack by Muslims around the world. Then she explained her plans to fly home by closing her eyes and clicking her heels three times. “We’re not impotent,we’re not even less popular to challenge that assessment” said Rice. ” What happened this week in Cairo, in Benghazi and many other parts of the region...
  • Ambassador Susan Rice: U.S. Not ‘Impotent’ in Muslim World

    09/16/2012 6:55:20 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    abc ^ | 9/16/2012 | jake tapper
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told me this morning on “This Week” that the United States is not “impotent” in the face of violent anti-American protests sweeping the Muslim world. After showing Rice a map of protests in 33 countries around the world in recent days, I asked Rice, “President Obama pledged to repair America’s relationships with the Muslim world. Why does the U.S. seem so impotent? And why is the U.S. even less popular today in some of these Muslim and Arab countries than it was four years ago?” “We’re not impotent, we’re not even less...