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  • Clash of Civilizations: Islamic vs. Judeo-Christian

    12/20/2015 10:11:59 AM PST · by DanMiller · 17 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 20, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Judeo-Christian civilization has nothing in common with, and nothing to gain from, Islamic civilization as it now exists. They have been clashing for centuries. Now, Islamic civilization appears to be winning in much of the European Union and, to a lesser degree, in America. Can anything be done to slow and then to halt the spread of fundamentalist Islam? Ayan Hirsi Ali hopes there is and that Muslims will do it. I also hope they will, but am quite dubious that it will happen in the foreseeable future. We need to take other steps promptly.Preliminary disclosureAs I wrote here in 2012, I am...
  • Consumers shutting down as US economy deflates

    10/15/2015 9:16:50 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 91 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 October 2015 | Jeff Cox
    The math is pretty simple: A lack of purchasing power for consumers has led to a lack of pricing power for companies. When it comes to the U.S. economy big-picture outlook, the ramifications are more complicated, and not particularly pleasant. Wednesday's producer price index reading, showing a monthly decline of 0.5 percent, demonstrates a larger problem: At a time when policymakers are hoping to generate the kind of inflation that would indicate strong growth, the reality is that deflation is looming as the larger threat. Declining prices often would be treated as a net positive by consumers, but income weakness...
  • Numerous fights break out Friday night inside Monroeville Mall [Pittsburgh, PA]

    12/28/2014 6:58:21 PM PST · by grundle · 62 replies
    YouTube - WTAE TV ^ | December 26, 2014
  • Another Oklahoma Man...Arrested After He Allegedly Threatened to Cut Off Coworkers Head

    10/01/2014 7:52:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies ^ | Dave Urbanski
    A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested after a female coworker reported that he threatened to behead her, the Oklahoman said. Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is behind bars on a terrorism complaint, the Oklahoman reported, adding that his bail is set at $1 million. Muriithi a native of Kenya who reportedly identified himself as a Muslim was working with the victim for the first time Sept. 19 at the Bellevue Nursing Home when he made the threats, the arrest warrant affidavit said. Muriithi told her that he represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians, the police...
  • DSouza Producer: I Never Feared My Govt Until Now

    01/27/2014 1:22:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 01:08 PM | Greg Richter
    Gerald Molen, the producer of Dinesh DSouzas documentary film 2016: Obamas America, says he never feared his government before he learned that DSouza is under federal investigation for election fraud. [] Im a little bit taken aback by the whole thing because hes such a great American, Molen said of DSouza on Newmax TVs Steve Malzberg Show. The conservative writer and commentator understands the process in America and how it works, Molen said. [] Asked by Malzberg if he ever felt threatened or had any feelings they should not have been making the film, Molen answered, No. This is America....
  • Obama's America: The Dinesh Penalty!

    01/24/2014 10:38:36 AM PST · by xuberalles · 14 replies
    self | 1/24/14 | Self
    In the spirit of "you can keep your healthcare plan if you want to", Barack Obama categorically denies he and his fellow progressives are using the power of the federal government to illicitly punish their political opponents. The DOJ won't investigate voter fraud allegations in numerous states including Allen Wests shocking loss in Florida Homeland Security won't enforce existing immigration laws that protect our sovereignty (in a post 9/11 world no less), Congress won't punish the IRS for harassing religious and conservative groups, and the State Department won't deter Iran from developing a nuclear arsenal. However, somehow infected...
  • South Africa: Americas Future?

    06/19/2013 6:56:25 AM PDT · by massmike · 4 replies ^ | 06/19/2013 | Dave Blount
    To get an idea of what Conan OBriens audience is cheering when it enthusiastically applauds whites soon becoming a minority in America, look to South Africa, a country built by Europeans who immigrated to the region over the course of several centuries, which was coerced into jumping off a cliff into an abyss of political correctness: From legally mandated race-based economic discrimination against whites to the thousands of farm murders targeting Boers across the nation, the problems are only getting worse. Poverty and unrest are spreading quickly as well. The worlds most prominent expert on genocide, President Dr. Gregory Stanton...
  • Oakland robbers attack TV cameraman

    11/11/2012 3:27:36 AM PST · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 11/11/2012 | Henry K. Lee
    A KPIX news cameraman was punched and robbed during a live broadcast outside an Oakland high school, the latest in a spate of holdups targeting the media, police said Thursday. Reporter Anne Makovec and cameraman Gregg Welk were on the air shortly after noon Wednesday outside Oakland Technical High School near the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway. They were at the school to do a story on the passage of Proposition 30, the tax measure preventing deep cuts to education. As Makovec was finishing her report, police said, five men rushed up and grabbed a $6,000 camera from the...
  • Saw "Obama's America, 2016"

    09/19/2012 7:13:49 AM PDT · by Vinylly · 28 replies
    So, after reading and hearing all about the film '2012, Obama's America', we finally go a chance to see it. It was on Monday at 3:00 PM. There were about 10 people in the theater, (who sees a movie at 3:00 in the afternoon?) so I really don't know what the evening attendence is. Since I listen regularly to talk radio, to hosts like Rush Limbough, Sean Hanity, and Mike Medvid, there wasn't really anything about Obama that was new to me. However, it was all new to my wife since she doesn't listen to talk radio. Eccept for people...
  • President's Truth Team Bashes '2016: Obama's America;' Filmmaker D'Souza Responds

    09/16/2012 5:06:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/13/2012 | Alex Murashko
    In what is perhaps any filmmaker's best-dream scenario, President Barack Obama has issued a public response to the movie "2016: Obama's America" through his White House team. Although the film is criticized on the president's website, co-producer Dinesh D'Souza welcomed the opportunity to talk about the movie's success at the box office even without much media attention or an endorsement from Obama. "I welcome Obama's critique of the film. He has probably figured out that he cannot ignore it any longer," said D'Souza in an interview published on "Obama's response is a characteristic mix of name calling and...
  • 2016: Obamas America Movie Is Disturbingly Necessary

    09/12/2012 8:18:57 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 17 August 2012 | Scot Paulsen
    This past week, 2016: The Movie about President Barack Obama opened in the Chicago area, and I chose to get more of an education about Obama by seeing the movie. After the inundation of canned hype for the movie on conservative talk shows across the Chicago radio dial that sounded more like commercials than honest endorsements of the movie, I was skeptical of what I was going to see. While some talk show hosts sounded like they were genuinely impressed with the documentary and honestly endorsing the film, there were those who were obviously reading a commercial script which was...
  • "2016: Obama's America"-A Review and the Biggest Failure of All

    09/04/2012 6:46:44 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 40 replies
    Pat Fish's Blog ^ | 9/4/12 | Pat Fish
    The theater was packed. "2016: Obama's America" was playing at the local Midway theater in Lewes, Delaware. The movie run began the Friday before Labor Day and I rejoiced. No one goes to the movies "downey ocean" on Labor Day weekend. I decided to go on Labor Day proper. Let the tourists stay at the beach, I was going to the movies. The place was packed. Oh there were a few empty seats but believe me, I go to those movies all the time, granddaughter in tow, and usually about the same time, a middle of the day hour, a...
  • Who Else Has Seen 2016?

    09/02/2012 8:32:30 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 71 replies
    Self | 8/2/2012 | Lil' Ol' Me
    I just saw 2016 today, it finally moving to a theater in my neighborhood. I thought it was just terrific, very well done and very persuasive. I'd be very interested to see what others think, especially fellow FReepers.
  • Documentary on Obama a Balancing Act

    09/02/2012 11:31:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | September 2, 2012 | Deebra J. Saunders
    TAMPA, Fla. -- You could say that the film "2016: Obama's America" is the GOP equivalent of Michael Moore's "Roger and Me." The documentary is based on conservative firebrand Dinesh D'Souza's 2010 book, "The Roots of Obama's Rage." As the film's narrator, D'Souza argues that Barack Obama's philosophy is "anti-colonialist," a legacy passed on from his Kenyan father, who left Obama's family when he was 2 years old. I watched "2016" with the California delegation at the 2012 Republican National Convention on Monday when the confab was delayed because of Hurricane Isaac. And I was surprised to see former U.S....
  • '2016: Obama's America' a box office hit

    09/01/2012 12:48:26 PM PDT · by thecodont · 97 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Updated 11:24 a.m., Thursday, August 30, 2012 | John Wildermuth
    When the documentary "2016: Obama's America" was released at fewer than 200 theaters earlier this month, Democrats, liberals and other Obama supporters speedily dismissed it as a right-wing polemic, destined to quickly disappear into the nether land of late-night cable and GOP fundraisers. But the movie, pushed nonstop by conservative talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and others, took off. When it expanded nationwide to 1,091 screens last weekend, it earned $6.5 million, the seventh-highest weekend gross in the nation. Finding a documentary among the top 10 box office moneymakers in any week "is very, very rare,"...
  • 2016: Obamas America

    08/29/2012 1:40:21 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 17 replies
    MSMB ^ | August 29, 2012 | Rob W. Case
    Love Him/ Hate Him. You Dont Know Him. This powerful caption on the promotional standee for this film makes a very captivating and thought provoking point. Those who love him love their own preconceived idea about him. Those who do not, for the most part, are individuals who depend on their self reliance to shape their future and the future of their children. These individuals not only see the handwriting on the wall in regards to the effect Presidents policies has had on their self reliance on the American domestic front, as well as on a national scale in the...
  • Box Office Report: Anti-Obama Doc Surges to No. 2 on Monday

    08/28/2012 10:00:56 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8-28-2012 | Pamela McClintock
    August 28, 2012 Box Office Report: Anti-Obama Doc Surges to No. 2 on Monday by Pamela McClintock The film grossed $1.2 million for the day, according to preliminary estimates, bested only by "The Expendables 2." As Republicans gathered in Tampa, Fla., for the GOP convention, conservative documentary 2016: Obama's America rocketed to No. 2 at the domestic box office Monday. Obama's America grossed an estimated $1.2 million for the day from 1,091 theaters, dropping a narrow 37 percent from Sunday. Most films dropped 60 percent or more. The film, based on Dinesh DSouza book, now has grossed $10.5 million to...
  • Love Him or Hate Him, You Don't Know Him: Obama's America, 2016

    08/27/2012 10:32:21 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 57 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | August 27, 2012 | Daniel J. Kelley
    Obama is a proponent of failed economic policies that have left much of the Third World mired in poverty. Rather than acknowledging that centralized economic planning is a failure, Obama faults Americas industrial might as the cause of economic malaise that has crippled much of Africa. The answer, therefore, is not to abandon the discredited economic policies, but to disable America so as to level the playing field. Once America is bankrupt, Kenyan economic programs are bound to succeed! As someone who follows politics and current events closely, I thought that I was better informed about Barack Obamas radicalism than...
  • My day at the Movies: "2016: Obama's America"

    08/26/2012 7:58:38 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 27 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-26 15:13:53 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:It's unusual for political documentaries to become box-office hits, but that seems to be the case for the film "2016: Obama's America." Dinesh D'Souza, who is also the film's narrator, wrote the book from which the Rocky Mountain Pictures' offering gets its name.According to Deadline Hollywood, Friday's box-office rating put Sylvester Stallone's "Expendables 2" at number one, "The Bourne Legacy" in second place and "2016" in third. "That's stunning," said the entertainment website, "because it's playing in 1/3 less theaters across North America than the other wide-release actioners."The film explores President Obama's early years; in particular, the people...
  • Right-Wing Documentary '2016: Obama's America' Steals Box-Office Show

    08/26/2012 5:50:58 PM PDT · by Justaham · 92 replies ^ | 8/26/12
    conservative documentary 2016: Obamas America stole the show from Sly Stallones bad-ass geezers and three opening films at the weekend box office, on its way to an estimated $6.2 million total for the three days. The $5,940 per-screen average posted by "2016: Obama's America" was easily the best among films playing widely. "Expendables 2" stayed on top in its second week with $13.2 million averaging $3,950 from 3,355 theaters. The documentary purports to tell what things will be like should the president be re-elected. Distributor Rocky Mountain Pictures expanded it into 1,091 theaters (from 169 last week) just in time...
  • BOX OFFICE: '2016: Obama's America' Nation's Number One Movie

    08/24/2012 4:12:33 PM PDT · by Justaham · 46 replies ^ | 8/24/12
    The anti-Obama movie "2016 Obamas America" went into wider release around America today and is opening right now in first place at the domestic box office. Thats quite a feat since the Rocky Mountain Pictures political documentary is still playing in only 1,090 North American theaters or about 1/3 as many theaters as big-budget actioner "The Expendables 2" (3,355 theaters). The Stallone picture from Millenium/Lionsgate is expected to end the weekend #1 and should top the box office tonight.... Both online ticket-sellers Fandango and showed advance buying for "2016 Obamas America" were accounting for 35% to 28% respectively...
  • Obama's Unmaking of the American Dream

    08/22/2012 11:27:38 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 9 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-22 07:59:45 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:When pundits and politicians on the right talk of President Obama's "spread the wealth around" economic policies, they tend to see it as an unprecedented expansion of America's welfare state. Dinesh D'Souza, National Review columnist and author of "Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream," sees the president's radical transformation of the nation as in keeping with a decidedly Third World mindset: As the largest consumer of the world's resources, wealth is disproportionately held by Americans and must be "spread around" to those nations considered more needy - and therefore more deserving.It is D'Souza's contention that by increasing America's...
  • Conservative filmmaker behind 2016: Obamas America'(truncated title, video)

    07/30/2012 12:35:22 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies ^ | 7/30/2012 | Hollie McKay
    Produced by Oscar-winning producer Gerald Molen and directed by conservative journalist Dinesh DSouza, the controversial documentary 2016: Obamas America takes audiences on a journey into President Obamas roots, painting a disturbing portrait of what it says are his plans for America if elected for a second term. The film has yet to open wide in the U.S., but it has already caused a box office splash in Texas. The documentary opened in a single theater in July in the Lone Star State, grossing almost $32,000 in its opening weekend, with moviegoers waiting as much as 90 minutes to meet the...
  • Womans Survival Garden Seized and Destroyed by Authorities

    06/19/2012 4:41:21 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 110 replies ^ | 6/19/12 | Rob Richards
    A woman from Tulsa, Oklahoma is suing the citys code enforcement teams after they illegally cut down her entire survival garden. Denise Morrison, who started the garden after becoming unemployed, had over 100 medicinal and edible plants in her front and back yard. She told local Tulsa reporters that she started her garden, after becoming unemployed, as a way to feed herself and treat a variety of medical issues. Instead of relying on government handouts, this woman took matters into her own hands and decided to become self sufficient. She filled her yard with things like, fruit trees, berries, nut...
  • CPAC Dinesh D'Souza - Obama's America 2016 (Coming to theaters this summer)

    Coming this summer to a theater near you will be one of the most important and politically explosive films of the decade, 2016 Obamas America. The new trailer is now available for you to view. Gerald Molen, the producer of Schindlers List and Minority Report brings you a movie about President Obama. In a Hollywood Reporter interview, Molen said, Like many people, I never really knew much about Barack Obama, and I loved the way it was laid out in (Dinesh DSouzas New York Times bestselling) book. Dinesh answers the questions: Who is he, and what are his dreams? 2016...
  • Man tells deputies he shot 2 deer because he's out of work, needed food

    05/22/2012 5:43:52 AM PDT · by dennisw · 81 replies
    orlandosentinel. ^ | 10:08 a.m. EST, May 21
    <p>A Collier County man accused of shooting two doe deer says he needed to feed his family.</p> <p>The Naples Daily News reports Castillo told deputies he shot the deer because he was unemployed and needed food to feed his family. He said he was on his way home from dog hunting with his son when he spotted two deer running across the road. Castillo said he got out of his car and shot them.</p>
  • Americans: Too broke to go bankrupt

    05/07/2012 8:01:47 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/7/12 | Blake Ellis
    This year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to be too broke to file for bankruptcy. The average cost to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, the most common form of consumer bankruptcy, is more than $1,500, according to recent research submitted to the National Bureau of Economic Research. As a result, anywhere between 200,000 and one million consumers are estimated to be unable to afford that steep cost this year. The research, conducted by a group of professors from Columbia University, the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis, examined how bankruptcy filings spiked after people...
  • Wealthy couple who live in 1.2m home and drive a Jag have been claiming $2,000-a-month welfare...

    12/06/2011 10:03:01 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-6-2011 | DM reporter
    A wealthy chiropractor who has been in practice for more than 20 years and his wife were living in a $1.2million waterfront home while claiming almost $2,000-a-month welfare benefits and even food stamps, according to documents.
  • County Displays Crucified Santa on Courthouse Lawn

    12/06/2011 9:03:00 AM PST · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/6/11 | Todd Starnes
    A Christmas display outside the courthouse in Leesburg, VA featuring Santa Claus crucified on a cross was torn down by an angry resident in spite of arguments by elected leaders that the display was Constitutionally-protected free speech. I am shocked that the county would allow such a thing as a crucified Santa on the courthouse lawn, Elizabeth McGuirk, a mother of three told Leesburg Today. She it would seriously disturb my children.
  • USA becomes Food Stamp Nation but is it sustainable?

    08/22/2011 10:16:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/22/11 | Kristina Cooke
    Genna Saucedo supervises cashiers at a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California, but her wages aren't enough to feed herself and her 12-year-old son. Saucedo, who earns $9.70 an hour for about 26 hours a week and lives with her mother, is one of the many Americans who survive because of government handouts in what has rapidly become a food stamp nation. Altogether, there are now almost 46 million people in the United States on food stamps, roughly 15 percent of the population. That's an increase of 74 percent since 2007, just before the financial crisis and a deep recession led...
  • Police: Motive Unknown in San Diego Murder-Suicide

    05/25/2011 9:27:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies ^ | May 25, 2011 | AP
    SAN DIEGO The parents were hard-working owners of a towing business. Their 17-year-old daughter was excited about this weekend's prom and preparing for college. Their 9-year-old girl played with children in the neighborhood. All four were found dead in a backyard swimming pool and a bathtub in what police are calling a murder-suicide, stunning neighbors and friends who said they saw no signs of trouble. Police said one of the four family members committed suicide but declined to say which one. The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office was expected to rule on the causes of death as early...
  • School Boots Boy Scouts for Mother Earth

    05/15/2011 6:27:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | May 15, 2011 | Mark Baisley
    Something has been bugging me for years. You know, like everyone over 50 knows who Gladys Knight is; but what is a pip? The school in my neighborhood told the Cub Scouts this week that their flyer cannot be distributed because it mentions God in the 12 core values. While this constitutional misstep is unseemly, it is somehow made worse when contrasted with the always-welcome creed of environmentalism. Like any normal American, I appreciate living in clean, healthy surroundings. But the green movement went past the point of preachy years ago. Environmental respect advanced from the dont be a litterbug...
  • Union Protesters Trapping GOP Lawmakers in Offices (Per Fox) More Threats of Violence

    03/10/2011 8:12:22 AM PST · by Dengar01 · 282 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 3/10/11 | Fox News
    Breaking on Fox News from Mike Tobin at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. Protesters have trapped GOP lawmakers in their offices shutting down the vote at 11 AM and have threatened violence and are trying to enter their offices.
  • Texting woman falls in fountain, files lawsuit

    01/20/2011 1:09:07 PM PST · by speciallybland · 102 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01/19/2011
    FRESNO, California (KFSN) -- Earlier this week ABC30 showed you video of a woman who mistakenly fell into the fountain at a Pennsylvania mall, because she was distracted by text messaging. Well now that woman is suing the mall for not helping her. The video has received more than 1.5 million views since it went viral on YouTube last week. The woman in the video, Cathy Cruz Marrero, doesn't think the video is very funny. She claims she could have gotten seriously hurt and that the security guards should have helped instead of laugh. "I'm just like dumbfounded. And all...
  • Obama sets campaign mode to attack

    07/11/2010 10:52:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 2+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/11/10 | Stephen Collinson
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AFP) President Barack Obama has decided that fiery self defense and withering mockery of Republicans are the best modes of attack, as he tries to save Democrats from a drubbing in November's elections. Obama road-tested his pitch to grassroots Democrats and wavering independent voters during a two-day western campaign swing last week, flinging partisan rhetoric at foes of his 17-month presidency. His swipes at Republicans and calls for change were a reminder of stump skills that few US politicians can match, recalling his 2008 campaign. Obama adopted a sarcastic tone, rarely seen back then, likely distilled...
  • U.S. Space Program Bows To Mecca

    07/06/2010 6:16:33 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 56 replies · 3+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 6, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Priorities: NASA's chief says his mission is not to return us to space but to help the Muslim world feel good about its scientific contributions. The moon we should be landing on should not be crescent-shaped. At a time when the only missile programs in the Arab world, namely in Syria and Iran, are aimed at hitting Israel with chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, NASA administrator Charles Bolden goes on Al Jazeera to tell the Muslim world his "foremost" goal was to make them feel good about their achievements in math, science and engineering.
  • R.I. School Bans 8-Year-Old Son's Patriotic Hat With Army Figures

    06/17/2010 11:47:51 AM PDT · by Domandred · 44 replies · 1,193+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/17/2010 | Fox News
    A Rhode Island mother says her 8-year-old son's school would not let him wear a patriotic hat she says he designed for a project to honor Army troops because the school thought it was inappropriate. --- SNIP --- Morales said the principal at David's school called her to say the hat wasn't appropriate because it had guns, which violated a school ban on weapons and toy weapons.
  • (Obama's) Killing The Drilling

    06/04/2010 7:08:42 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 63 replies · 1,353+ views ^ | June 4, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily staff
    The Economy: As if the latest measly numbers on our jobless recovery weren't bad enough, along comes the administration to pile disaster upon disaster by slapping a six-month ban on deep-water drilling. When President Obama visited Louisiana on May 1, he talked about the possibility that the oil gushing from BP's Deepwater Horizon well could "jeopardize the livelihoods of thousands of Americans who call this place home." Now the administration's response could jeopardize the livelihoods of tens of thousands more. In a letter sent to Obama on Wednesday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal challenged the president's decision to suspend deepwater drilling...
  • Malaise At Mellon

    06/03/2010 4:47:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 654+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 3, 2010 | Investors Bsiness Daily staff
    Deja Vu: In a Carteresque speech Wednesday, the president said we should tax our way out of despondency and dependence on fossil fuels. The American dream isn't slipping away. It's being stolen by big government. It might as well have been President Carter addressing the audience of students and faculty at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University. Instead it was President Obama who spoke of our dependence on fossil fuels and blamed everybody and everything, except for a lack of presidential leadership, for our current situation. On July 15, 1979, President James Earl Carter gave what has become known as the "malaise"...
  • A Gun For Grandpa (Gun Rights In Chicago)

    06/02/2010 5:35:30 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 726+ views ^ | June 2, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Staff
    Second Amendment: Chicago is deciding whether to prosecute a great-grandfather and Korean War veteran under its handgun ban. He refused to be a victim, and now there's one less armed thug roaming the streets. What's the problem? If the 80-year-old vet living on the city's West Side didn't have the gun the city said he shouldn't have, he and his 83-year-old wife and 12-year-old great-grandson might have joined those victims of gun violence about whom gun-control advocates constantly chirp. The vet obtained the gun in violation of the city's handgun ban after a prior incident in which the couple was...
  • Mexican pirates attack Texas fishermen on Falcon Lake (Wash. Post)

    05/30/2010 5:31:09 AM PDT · by tellw · 19 replies · 1,096+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2010 | William Booth
    In the past month, crews of outlaws in a small armada of banged-up skiffs and high-powered bass boats launched from the Mexican shore have ambushed bass anglers from the Texas side innocently casting their plastic worms over favorite spots. The buccaneers have struck in Mexican waters but within sight of the Texas shore. Dressed in black, the pirates brandish automatic weapons, carry radio cellphones and board the anglers' boats. They demand weapons or drugs from their captives, but finding neither, seem satisfied with taking $400 or $500 as booty, according to law enforcement officials and victims' accounts.
  • At least 21 wounded in separate shootings, 1 dead (CHICAGO! Not Iraq!)

    05/30/2010 5:43:01 AM PDT · by GRRRRR · 34 replies · 1,400+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/30/10 | ChiTrib
    At least 21 people were wounded in separate shootings around the city, including a man who died this morning after he was shot in the head, Chicago police said. One of the shootings happened about 3 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Cottage Grove in the Woodlawn neighborhood. A 56-year-old man was standing on the corner when a passing car fired in his direction, police said. He fell to the ground in pain and discovered he was shot in his calf, police said. He was taken to an area hospital and listed in good condition. About 8:10 p.m. in...
  • The President's Memorial Daze

    05/28/2010 7:22:41 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies · 1,511+ views ^ | May 28, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Sraff
    Leadership: Our commander in chief was to miss the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to go on vacation. Other presidents have missed it, but never at wartime. All presidents deserve a vacation, and no president is ever off the clock. But we are at war, and Memorial Day at Arlington has special significance even in peacetime. Those who defend President Obama's decision to take time off were not so understanding whenever President George W. Bush spent time at his Crawford, Texas, ranch. Obama was to be in his old Chicago-area stomping grounds, and those who attacked Bush for taking...
  • Border Charade

    05/26/2010 5:39:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 454+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 26, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Security: After letting Mexico's president trash Arizona's immigration law and his immigration enforcement chief say he won't enforce it, the president wants to send a token National Guard contingent to the border. There's something disingenuous about the president's plan to deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the Arizona border to help the Border Patrol catch illegal aliens. His director of immigration and customs enforcement, John Morton, has said he might not enforce immigration crimes reported by Arizona officials, though the state's new law merely copies federal law. Morton is director of ICE, not chief justice of the Supreme Court. He...
  • Calderon And Daley Want Your Guns

    05/24/2010 4:56:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 780+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 24, 2010 | Investors Business Daily
    Gun Rights: Not happy with interfering in our internal affairs by savaging Arizona's new immigration law, the president of Mexico wants to shred our Second Amendment too. And the mayor of Chicago wants to help. There stood Mexican President Felipe Calderon before Congress, blaming America for the violence on his side of the border and, among other things, the guns that fuel the Mexican drug war that has claimed more than 23,000 Mexican lives since he took office in 2006. Rather than taking responsibility himself, he shoved the blame on America. It would all stop, he implied, if America would...
  • Lights Out In L.A.?

    05/20/2010 5:09:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,289+ views ^ | May 20, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Immigration: An Arizona official asks a good question: If California wants to boycott Arizona over the way it enforces federal law, what about the electricity California gets from there? The problem with righteous indignation is that when others call you on it and tell you to put your money where your mouth is, it can cause an embarrassing leak in your hot air balloon. Gary Pierce, a commissioner on the five-member Arizona Corporation Commission, has done just that, calling the bluff of the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Pierce wrote Villaraigosa a letter saying in essence that...
  • Eric Holder Vs. Black Panthers

    05/19/2010 5:21:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies · 1,291+ views ^ | May 19, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Civil Rights: The Justice Department explains that it dropped a Black Panther voter-intimidation case because of lack of evidence. Pay no attention to the thugs outside the polling place. Yet another reason Eric Holder must go. On Election Day 2008, New Black Panther Party members King Samir Shabazz, Malik Zulu Sha-bazz and Jerry Jackson were charged in a civil complaint with civil violations by "allegedly" violating the Voting Rights Act through intimidation, threats and coercion as they stood outside a Philadelphia polling place. It was what Bartle Bull, a former civil rights lawyer and publisher of the left-wing Village Voice,...
  • They Wore A Yellow Ribbon

    05/18/2010 6:08:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 451+ views ^ | May 18, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    War On Terror: Attempts to punish the Haditha Marines and Navy SEALs for their courage and bravery under fire failed. Now some would reward timidity and cowardice with a medal for "courageous restraint" under fire. A nonsensical proposal circulating in the Kabul headquarters of the International Security Forces in Afghanistan would give a medal to soldiers in battle who show restraint in the use of deadly force in situations where civilian casualties might result. This will not protect civilians as much as it will endanger the lives of our troops. Our soldiers are already disciplined and trained not to wantonly...
  • America's Nuclear Surrender

    05/04/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,087+ views ^ | May 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration proudly reveals a state secret to our enemies before a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation. It wants to lead by example on disarmament, but Iran and North Korea aren't following. Not since the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact that sought to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy has there been such a stunning display of dangerous naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed U.S. nuclear secrets to the U.N. conference while proudly proclaiming it showed America is sending "a clear, unmistakable signal" that this nation is committed to nuclear disarmament. Kellogg-Briand laid the groundwork for Munich in...
  • CAFE Vs. Toyota

    03/10/2010 6:12:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies · 1,162+ views ^ | March 10, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Auto Safety: As a Toyota Prius with a stuck accelerator races down a California freeway, no one mourns the victims of the fuel economy standards imposed by Congress. Forced into smaller cars, thousands have died. We can barely imagine the panic felt by James Sikes, 61, as his Toyota Prius accelerated uncontrollably while he drove down Interstate 8 in San Diego County. We can imagine the continuation of the grandstanding by the owners of "government motors" as they further browbeat a competitor of government-run GM and Chrysler. We do not minimize the safety issues here that need to be addressed,...