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  • Scarborough: Blood Will Be On Pentagon's Hands If It Lowers Standards For Women

    01/25/2013 4:52:55 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough was a voice in the politically-correct wilderness this morning on the subject of women in combat. On today's Morning Joe, as other panelists voiced unerring if occasionally cautious support for the Pentagon's decision to permit women in combat, Scarborough sounded a stern warning note. "I'll be damned; if we find out that the Pentagon is lowering standards for politically-correct reasons, then you know what? Then the blood of dead Americans in future battles will be on their hands." View the video here.
  • Women In Combat: "Fairness" Vs. Biological Fact

    01/25/2013 4:49:30 AM PST · by suspects · 44 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 25, 2013 | Michael Graham
    President Obama, in dogged pursuit of his liberal Nirvana, is free to lift the ban on women serving in combat positions. He is, alas, unable to repeal the laws of nature, physics or gravity. Ask a combat veteran you know how he would have felt knowing that, after being wounded in combat, the only person around to pick him up and carry him to safety was a 5-foot-3, 120-pound woman. Ask any active duty serviceman how he’d feel knowing that, as he lay on the ground bleeding, the only thing between him and a cave-hardened Tali-ban killer was a 20-year-old...
  • New Zealand fertilizer firms suspend sales of DCD after traces found in milk

    01/25/2013 4:41:37 AM PST · by VAFreedom · 3 replies
    The Australian ^ | 1/25/2013 | LUCY CRAYMER
    A TOXIC substance has been found in New Zealand milk, in a potential blow to the nation's $NZ11.5 billion ($9.2 billion) dairy industry. The country's two biggest fertiliser companies, Ravensdown and Ballance Agri-Nutrients, have suspended sales of a chemical treatment sold to farmers after low levels of dicyandiamide, or DCD, were found in dairy products.
  • Old, senile constitution "just not with it any more"

    01/25/2013 4:37:13 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 7 replies
    Talking Points ^ | 1/25/13 | Talking Points
    That's the new meme on the left. Old, senile grandma constitution is "just not with it any more". She was good back in her day, but it's time to put the old dear to sleep. So saith King Obama in his second crowning, saying of the contitution that he and his ilk intend to "bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time." As disgusting as that statement is when applied to the second amendment, don't think that it was intended to stop there. The left are currently saying the same thing about the first amendment. They're...
  • Diversity With Conceit

    01/25/2013 4:34:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    The diversity warriors, with no sense of humor and short on irony, keep looking for victims in all the old places. President Obama, advertising his inaugural address as a call to unity and a "coming together as one people," rounded up the usual suspects as if nothing in America had changed since Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall. The suffragettes at Seneca Falls in 1848, the marchers at Selma in 1965 and the resisters at the Stonewall Inn in 1969 all led the way toward tolerance, but the president spoke of their sacrifice as if frozen in a time warp of...
  • Report: Sheila Jackson Lee is ‘worst boss’ on Capitol Hill

    01/25/2013 4:28:10 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 24, 2013
    Houston Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is a tough boss. Even she will tell you that. After all, one former staff member famously told the conservative web site The Daily Caller that the Democratic congressman once declared, “I’m a queen, and I demand to be treated like one.” A 2011 Texas on the Potomac investigation revealed that Jackson Lee went through more staff more quickly than any other member of the Texas congressional delegation. Now, a new study by the Washington Times found that the veteran Texas Democrat had the highest turnover rate for all of Congress over the past decade....
  • The Old Republic and Obama's America

    01/25/2013 4:20:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "Second Term Begins With a Sweeping Agenda for Equality," ran the eight-column banner in which The Washington Post captured the essence of Obama's second inaugural. There he declared: "What binds this nation together ... what makes us exceptional -- what makes us American -- is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago." Obama then quoted our Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit...
  • We need a new Gun Law- Those who cannot purchase one cannot write legislation on them! (vanity)

    01/25/2013 4:17:14 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    All of these legislative pieces floating around in various Chambers got me to thinking.....some of the people actually WRITING gun legislation could not even walk into a store and purchase a gun. That needs to be made unlawful. Surely everyone can agree that people who cannot legally buy a gun should not be able to write laws regarding them. Barack Obama admitted to using drugs- he could not legally purchase a gun yet is helping to write gun legislation. Bobby Rush of IL is a felon- he also could not legally purchase a gun yet he is once again proposing...
  • Does Poverty Still Matter?

    01/25/2013 4:12:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Mona Charen
    The Republican Party is picking up the pieces. Speaking of the ticket's loss for the first time since the election, Rep. Paul Ryan noted that many voters "don't think or know that we have good ideas" on fighting poverty and "helping people move up the ladder of life." It's not surprising that Ryan, who got his start working for Jack Kemp and William Bennett at Empower America, sees the world this way. Though it's a total secret to members of the press and the Democratic Party, conservative intellectuals have been grappling with the problems of poverty in America for several...
  • Turkish community accuses Lego of racism

    01/25/2013 3:57:46 AM PST · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    London, Jan. 24 (ANI): The Turkish community has accused popular toy manufacturer Lego of promoting racism through a Star Wars toy that allegedly depicts a mosque. Members of the Turkish Cultural Community of Austria had claimed that toy, a Jabba's Palace model from Lego's Star Wars range, is offensive because it resembles the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul, the Daily Mail reports. According to the group, who refers to the character Jabba as a terrorist, the ugly figure of Jabba and the entire scenario portrayed by the set depicts people from Asia as deceitful and criminals. The case came to...
  • Right Must Summon Moral Courage To Fight Back

    01/25/2013 3:39:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Welcome to an America with liberalism in full ascendancy as golfer Phil Mickelson apologizes for doing nothing wrong while the Obama administration lambasts its opponents for justly demanding it apologize for doing plenty wrong on Benghazi. Welcome to a land where the gravest problem threatening the nation is spending, where the Democratic president refuses to cut, where the Democratic Senate lawlessly refuses to pass a budget and where Democrats thwart congressional GOP efforts to enact spending and entitlement reform, yet the public is conned into believing that Republicans are the problem. Welcome to a culture in which the political left...
  • Hillary Clinton's Dodgy Testimony

    01/25/2013 3:33:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    A lot of people in Washington apparently forgot how good Hillary Clinton is at not telling the truth. Wednesday, in her testimony before both the Senate and, later, the House, Clinton brilliantly fudged, dodged and filibustered. Of course, she's a pro. Clinton was slow-walking depositions, lawyering up and shifting blame when many of her questioners were still civilians down on the farm. Aided by a ridiculous format, she outfoxed most of the Republicans with ease. Meanwhile, the Democrats, almost uniformly, seemed singularly interested in celebrating Mrs. Clinton as a global diva who somehow manages to carry the burden of her...
  • Army Removes Crosses, Steeple from Chapel (in Afghanistan)

    01/25/2013 3:16:29 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 35 replies
    Fox News & Commentary ^ | January 24, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The U.S. military reportedly ordered soldiers to remove a cross and a steeple from atop a chapel and to board up cross-shaped windows at a remote American forward operating base in Afghanistan. The removal of Christian symbols from the chapel at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E came after a solider complained — leading American Atheists president David Silverman to send a letter to the Pentagon. (snip) “The local command in Afghanistan is aware of this chapel and has taken appropriate action to ensure that it is changed into a neutral facility,” said a statement from an Army spokesman at the Pentagon...
  • Caution: These Politicians May Not Be Human

    01/25/2013 2:57:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | John Ransom
    I think the most gut-wrenching part of former First Lady, former Senator Hillary Rodham-Clinton’s testimony on Benghazi was when she related to other club members in the US Senate how she had “stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews. I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters.” It’s a wonder some of the mothers didn’t kick her. On one and the same day that we had to endure Hillary choking up over the dead she helped kill in Libya, we then watched her...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 25, 2013

    01/25/2013 2:40:07 AM PST · by sneakers · 11 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • The Teenage Horror of 'Parenthood'

    01/25/2013 2:36:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The NBC series "Parenthood"' has drawn raves from TV critics this season for a storyline about a 40-something mother fighting cancer. Then on Jan. 1, NBC asked viewers to tune in the following Tuesday for an "unforgettable" new episode. A teenager would get an abortion at Planned Parenthood. Such is NBC's definition of "parenthood." Drew, one of show's leading teenager characters, has an ex-girlfriend named Amy who comes back to tell him "I'm pregnant." The high school seniors go to the Planned Parenthood clinic, and the scene plays like a political commercial. The counselor says, "If you decide to continue...
  • Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

    01/25/2013 2:31:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Mark Davis
    The first line of attack in political battles is language. Getting people to phrase things your way is the first step to getting them to think your way. In the foggy mess of the debate over women in combat, you will see media references to a “ban” being “lifted.” Bans are bad. Lifting bans is good. Therein lies the bias strangling this issue in the dominant media culture. Am I “banned” from the women’s restrooms at work? No, I’m just not supposed to be in there, so that word doesn’t come up. The left has commandeered combat as a rhetorical...
  • Newt Gingrich vs. Piers Morgan on Gun Control Debate - 1-24-13

    01/25/2013 2:30:42 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    You Tube via CNN ^ | 1/24/2013 | Piers Morgan
    Published on Jan 24, 2013
  • Rotten to the Core (Part 2): Readin', Writin' and Deconstructionism

    01/25/2013 2:23:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 013 | Michelle Malkin
    (This is the second part of an ongoing series on federal "Common Core" education standards and the corruption of academic excellence.)The Washington, D.C., board of education earned widespread mockery this week when it proposed allowing high school students -- in the nation's own capital -- to skip a basic U.S. government course to graduate. But this is fiddlesticks compared to what the federal government is doing to eliminate American children's core knowledge base in English, language arts and history. Thanks to the "Common Core" regime, funded with President Obama's stimulus dollars and bolstered by duped Republican governors and business groups,...
  • Republicans in Virginia, other states seeking electoral college changes

    01/25/2013 1:27:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    Republicans in Virginia and a handful of other battleground states are pushing for far-reaching changes to the electoral college in an attempt to counter recent success by Democrats. In the vast majority of states, the presidential candidate who wins receives all of that state’s electoral votes. The proposed changes would instead apportion electoral votes by congressional district, a setup far more favorable to Republicans. Under such a system in Virginia, for instance, President Obama would have claimed four of the state’s 13 electoral votes in the 2012 election, rather than all of them.