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  • The End Justifies The Means

    03/02/2015 6:11:32 PM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 9 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 03/02/2015 | Nick
    Gone are the days in which we once cherished the delicate balance between government authority and individual liberty. Our Constitution, that once connected one generation to the next by restraining the excess of the present, is being erased. The terms and conditions for governing that once held the same meaning under our Constitution in the past no longer applies to the present as both political parties are unwilling to respect or even defend the Constitution. The President of the United States faces no opposition from either elected party in Congress as he imposes his vision of transforming our Republic. By...
  • Reflections on the 82nd Anniversary of the New Deal

    03/02/2015 2:00:15 PM PST · by Publius · 16 replies
    A Publius Essay | 2 March 2015 | Publius
    Before the New DealThe essay Federalism: Yesterday and Today covers Federalism from the Founding period to the modern era, with some attention paid to the Progressive Movement. The Progressives thought that the solutions to America’s problems, which they believed originated with Big Business, would only be found in Big Government as a counterbalance. They believed that Big Government should nudge, or even coerce, Americans to “live properly” – which meant to live as this university-educated elite saw fit. The earlier essay laid out their political and social agendas. The Constitution was an impediment to this agenda, and the Progressives needed...
  • Facebook suspends black middle schooler’s page after slamming Obama

    03/02/2015 12:40:33 PM PST · by Kyle Olson · 19 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 3/2/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    CJ Pearson’s viral video last weekend in which he criticized President Obama provoked a real reaction from viewers – all 1.4 million of them. But the 12-year-old middle schooler apparently provoked a reaction from Facebook, too. They suspended his account.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Says He Meant No Disrespect to Obama in Congress Speech

    03/02/2015 8:23:43 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    N.B.C ^ | March 2, 2015 | No Attribution
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said Monday that he meant no disrespect to President Barack Obama by accepting an invitation to speak to Congress, and he insisted that U.S.-Israeli relations were "stronger than ever." "Iran envelops the entire world with its tentacles of terror," he said. "This is what Iran is doing now, without a nuclear weapon. Imagine what Iran would do with a nuclear weapon."
  • Above all the Earth (interview with Astronaut Jeff Williams)

    03/02/2015 6:18:50 AM PST · by fishtank · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Mar. 2015 | ICR staff interview
    Above All the Earth Few can say they’ve left planet Earth. Jeff Williams has done it three times. After a lengthy military career, Colonel Jeffrey N. Williams was chosen from among a handful of candidates to become an astronaut for NASA and work on the International Space Station (ISS). He has been a longtime supporter of ICR and recently visited our headquarters for the first time, graciously allowing us an interview.
  • Fr. Leatherby has pneumonia, please pray for him

    03/01/2015 3:24:06 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    libsyn ^ | 3/1/15 | Sacra Pizza Man
      Fr. Leatherby has walking pneumonia, he had to say mass this morning, he couldn't get anyone to substitute for him. He's a joy-warrior. When he gives his homilies, he's grinning from ear to ear with tears in his eyes, bouncing on his toes. http://frleatherby.libsyn.com/ He's a fearless bantam-weight. He reminds me of the most physically brave man I ever saw, Ryan T. Anderson, facing down Suze Orman and 300 raging hostiles alone in Piers Morgan's tv studio, he was in top rope-a-dope form, "you can't call gay 'marriage' any more than you can say 'a square circle' ". sacra-pizza-man.org/ryan-anderson-videos-removed-from-lifesitenews-get-em-here/
  • Obama was as clueless about 9/11 as he is about ISIS

    03/01/2015 12:07:34 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2-28-2015 | Paul Sperry - Commentary
    February 18, 2015 Obama was as clueless about 9/11 as he is about ISIS Paul Sperry That President Obama won’t call it Islamic terrorism; that he believes we shouldn’t be on a “high horse” because America and Christians have done bad things; that Muslims are victims of “bigotry and prejudice”; that his State Department says it’s the lack of jobs, not religion, that fuels ISIS, should come as no surprise. After all, he said the same thing about 9/11. In 2004, Obama released an update of his 1995 memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” with a little-noticed new preface about the...
  • Reports of possible deal on DHS funding reignites chatter about Boehner ouster

    03/01/2015 6:24:38 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/1/15 | Chad Pergram
    Multiple reports that House Speaker John Boehner has cut a deal to pass a long-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security without ties to rolling back President Obama’s executive action on immigration has reignited rumblings about a Boehner coup.
  • How Conservatives Are Readying Their ‘Grassroots Army’ For 2016

    02/28/2015 2:55:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KPBS-TV ^ | February 28, 2015 | Emily Martinez, NPR
    This week's Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC, brought all the expected on and off the main stage in Washington D.C. — speeches by presidential hopefuls, debates and the annual straw poll. But there was one big addition: hundreds attended the conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp, which trained attendees in the best practices of do-it-yourself campaigning. The boot camp, powered by American Majority, a nonprofit conservative organizing group, was split into two tracks: the "Candidate, Campaign Manager & Campaign Operative" track and the "Activist" track. It featured lessons on social media, fundraising, organizing and data and technology. Ned Ryun, American Majority...
  • Jeb ‘de Blasio’ Bush addresses CPAC

    02/28/2015 12:15:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | February 27, 2015 | Stephen Z. Nemo
    Jeb Bush reminded a CPAC audience what a conservative isn't; Ted Cruz of Texas reminded them what a conservative is. Friday, Governor Jeb Bush began to speak before the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., when a sudden shuffling of feet signaled the exodus of conservative Tea Party activists from the Patomac Ballroom of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Bush now knows what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio feels when an army of police officers turn their backs to him at every speech. William Temple, a Tea Party organizer from Brunswick, Georgia, led...
  • Federal Election Commission to Consider Regulating Online Political Speech

    02/11/2015 8:35:39 AM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | Rudy Takala
    (CNSNews.com) -- The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is holding a hearing today to receive public feedback on whether it should create new rules regulating political speech, including political speech on the Internet that one commissioner warned could affect blogs, YouTube videos and even websites like the Drudge Report. The hearing is a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC last year, which struck down the FEC’s previous cap on aggregate campaign contributions from a single donor in an election cycle. Before the decision, individuals were limited to a combined total of $46,200 in contributions to all...
  • Sharon Stone sued over events in Chevron Shakedown

    02/28/2015 8:17:49 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    ....Hollywood star Sharon Stone was scheduled to make a (paid) appearance in Ecuador last year to talk about the environment and generally say how bad Chevron was, etc. She was paid a significant sum of money for this “activism” but two small problems cropped up. First, she didn’t show up to do the appearance. And second, according the hosts of the event, she kept the money anyway.
  • ‘PRESIDENT PAUL’: Rand Paul Gets Standing Ovation At CPAC

    02/28/2015 6:19:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/15 | Patrick Howley
    Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul earned a standing ovation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, with members of the conservative activist crowd chanting “President Paul” at one point. Paul made clear overtures to a presidential run. The video of his speech is below. Here are some highlights: “Your rights are in your DNA and the government, quite frankly, can get over it.” “I say that your phone records are yours! I say that the phone records of law-abiding citizens are none of their damn business.” “Hillary’s war made us less safe. … As Hillary was declaring victory in...
  • Ted Cruz says motivating conservatives is key to winning White House

    02/27/2015 11:52:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | February 27, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Ted Cruz may not be running for anything yet, but the senator from Texas nevertheless presented his theory here Friday night for why a presidential candidate like him would be best positioned to win back the White House for Republicans. The conventional wisdom in political circles has been that to win a presidential election again, Republicans must broaden their appeal to more moderate swing voters, especially women, minorities and young people. It's a message former Florida governor Jeb Bush, a favorite of the party establishment, has repeatedly delivered as he prepares for an all-but-certain presidential run....
  • Black Privilege: Students Get SAT Bonus Points for Being Black or Hispanic – Asians Are Penalized

    02/27/2015 9:46:04 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 93 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 25, 2015 | Jim Hoff
    A report in the LA Times revealed that blacks and Hispanics get bonus SAT points at elite universities based on their race. Asian students however are penalized 50 points due to their race.
  • Sen. Cruz is no ‘graybeard’

    02/27/2015 4:46:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | February 27, 2015 | Lisa Mascaro, Tribune News Service
    On a gray wintry day outside the Capitol, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) stood on the grassy East Lawn and denounced President Barack Obama’s plan to temporarily defer deportation for millions of immigrants in the country illegally. Gathered to hear the senator was a band of enthusiastic supporters, including a few like-minded lawmakers and a handful of self-described patriots. “King Obama!” shouted one person in the crowd, which included a man in a tri-cornered hat and others waving the yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flags of the Tea Party. Inside the Capitol dome, fiery events like this are met with a...
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy (in support of traditional family)

    02/27/2015 2:51:13 PM PST · by NYer · 47 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | KATY FAUST
    Dear Justice Kennedy,June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage.I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights.It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of us children...
  • Cruz, Walker fire up conservatives at CPAC, lay foundations for 2016 bids

    02/27/2015 2:26:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin and David Sherfinski -
    Sen. Ted Cruz fanned the flames of right-wing rebellion Thursday, telling thousands of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that they are being betrayed by Republican leaders in Congress over immigration. The Texas Republican, who is running in the middle of presidential polls, also sent a clear message to the rest of the field that he is still a favorite of the grass-roots activists who populate the country’s largest annual conservative gathering, and signaled that he would fight to claim the conservative mantle in the presidential nomination race. A trio of governors pondering White House bids also addressed CPAC....
  • THE THIRD WAY Politics Of The Radical Center

    02/27/2015 11:59:34 AM PST · by Eva · 42 replies
    Stratfor.com ^ | Ecumenical News International
    The "Third Way" ideology is much more than just 'another way' of doing things. Rather, it is the specific ideology of the political elite and their multinational industrial paymasters. And, if you study this ideology closely, you may soon learn the real reason behind all those very oppressive laws, rules and regulations coming out of Washington these past few years. Simply put, the intent of the "Third Way" ideologues is to design a classed society -- made up of us worker serfs and our elite controllers. To do that, it is necessary that the elite have general control over money,...
  • You Just might be a Tea Partier if... The Tea Party Movement and Its Core Principles

    02/27/2015 11:28:41 AM PST · by TBP · 5 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 27 February 2015 | Paul Dowling
    “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” —Thomas Jefferson Core Principles While there are several web sites being run under the umbrella of the political crusade known as the Tea Party Movement, no one entity is guiding this grassroots phenomenon. Everyday Americans are in charge. Americans who believe in freedom. The Tea Party Movement is not a formal political party. It is, in all actuality, a non-partisan movement based on the philosophy of classical liberalism, which is the formal name of the...
  • The Whopper Sand (Evidence for Creation)

    02/27/2015 11:00:14 AM PST · by fishtank · 49 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Mar 2015 | Tim Clarey, PhD
    The Whopper Sand by Tim Clarey, Ph.D. * Evidence for Creation There’s a huge deposit of sand in the deep Gulf of Mexico, and no one seems to know how it got there—except maybe Flood geologists. Early in my career as a geologist for an oil company, we were told not to prospect in water deeper than 2,000 feet. Most offshore oil is found in sand layers sandwiched between thick layers of mud and clay, and our management believed no sand could get that far offshore, and drilling costs were too high. However, in 2001 the BAHA 2 well was...
  • Analysis: Why Barack Obama won't say 'Islamic extremists'

    02/27/2015 8:18:14 AM PST · by jerod · 31 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Corp ^ | Feb 27, 2015 5:00 AM ET| | By Neil Macdonald
    A few days after the 9/11 attacks, George W. Bush began repeating what would become a mandatory presidential preamble. "The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam," he declared, then quoted from the Qur'an to make that case: "In the long run, evil in the extreme will be the end of those who do evil. "Islam," Bush concluded, "is peace." For the rest of his time as president, Bush was careful to use similar language in his denunciations of al-Qaeda and the Taliban. And when Barack Obama took over, he used an identical set of talking points....
  • CJ’s back! Black middle schooler urges GOP to focus on freedom and limited government

    02/26/2015 5:57:26 PM PST · by Kyle Olson · 12 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/26/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    On the heels of shredding President Obama in a YouTube video earlier this week, Georgia middle schooler CJ Pearson is turning his sights on the GOP. “We need to start educating people on the values of our (Republican) Party: limited government, liberty, freedom, personal responsibility and all of those issues which we all hold dear,” Pearson says in a video produced today. “As a 12-year-old boy, I go to middle school every single day, and there have been many times where kids have asked me, ‘CJ, what exactly is a Republican or a Democrat?’ “Our party should seek to engage...
  • Obama to Order Groups to Refer Girls Reporting Sexual Assault to Facilities That Provide Abortions

    02/26/2015 11:31:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | February 25, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Quietly on Christmas Eve, the Obama administration changed the rules on handling refugee children who enter the country without their parents and report being victims of sexual assault. All refugee aid groups, including Catholic and other Christian groups, will now be required to refer those girls to facilities that provide abortions. Religious groups that work with refugees are concerned that the new rules may require them to give up federal funding. Dr. Susan Yoshihara of the New York and Washington DC-based Center for Family & Human Rights (C-Fam) first reported the change last week: “Faith-based groups say this is a...
  • How gun control is causing another European Holocaust

    02/26/2015 6:39:47 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    americanthiker.com ^ | 2/26/2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    When Adolph Hitler got into power, he confiscated all the guns owned by Jewish people. Then, once they were defenseless, he sent them all to concentration camps. Now, in 2015, Jews are being slaughtered again because of their religion. And because of strict gun control laws in Europe, they are once again defenseless.
  • WashPost: Global warming tides will carry screaming Eskimos out to sea

    02/26/2015 6:29:29 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthiker.com ^ | 2/26/2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    ......unfortunately, global warming isn't real, and we can't help them. Liberals would have you believe that the coastline is unchanged from the day the Earth was created until the first man-made CO2 emissions were burned, but we know that over many years there have been radical changes to the continents and coastlines, and what is happening in Alaska is probably just a part of that natural process. If the article wanted to be thorough, it could have looked at the evolution of the Alaskan coastline over the past few hundred years to show how change occurs on its own. But...
  • Al Gore out in the cold

    02/26/2015 5:52:06 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/26/2015 | Ted Nugent
    Right now over 80 percent of the Great Lakes have frozen over for the second year in a row. Literally hundreds of record low temperatures have been recorded this winter. And as I write this little Uncle Ted Gonzo weather update, all meteorological indicators are that it is not over yet. Boston remains buried in the second snowiest season on record. As I type away warmed by a glowing fireplace on my iced-over Texas ranch, roughly 80 percent of the country is in the same deep freeze as I am. Forty percent of the country currently has a wind chill...
  • Obama threatens to veto GOP education reform bill

    02/25/2015 6:37:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 25, 2015 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama would veto the House Republican plan to overhaul the controversial No Child Left Behind law, his administration said Wednesday. The GOP plan, known as the Student Success Act, “represents a significant step backwards in the efforts to help all of the nation's children and their families prepare for their futures,” said the Office of Management and Budget in a statement of administration policy. The bill “abdicates the historic federal role in elementary and secondary education of ensuring the educational progress of all of America's students, including students from low-income families, students with disabilities, English learners and students of...
  • ADL Rushes to Defend Campus Anti-Semites

    02/25/2015 9:53:53 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 8 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 2/25/'15 | Sara Dogan
    Even groups whose purported mission is to defend Jews against attack do not always acknowledge the extent of campus anti-Semitism and SJP’s role in perpetrating it. Tina Malka, the associate regional director of the San Diego chapter of the Anti-Defamation League was quoted as stating that SDSU’s inclusion on the Top Ten list was “unfair to the school.” [SNIP] Yet, the ADL is determined to keep its head in the sand and dismiss the many documented incidents at SDSU with the claim that they do not indicate an “anti-Semitic environment.” It is time for the ADL and other mainstream Jewish...
  • State Department's top counterterrorism official arrested in child sex sting

    02/25/2015 7:11:16 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 25, 2015 | Alexandra Klausner
    Daniel Rosen, 44, was charged with one count of 'use of a communications device to solicit a juvenile' 'He will be put on administrative leave while this proceeds to its end through any judicial process,' spokeswoman Jen Psaki said I'ts unclear whether Rosen is alleged to have used personal or State Department-issued devices A U.S. State Department official was jailed Tuesday on a charge of soliciting a minor. Daniel Rosen was arrested at his home in Washington, D.C., about noon on Tuesday and was in custody at the D.C. jail Tuesday night, said Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department spokeswoman Lucy...
  • Activist Warns Return of Warmer Weather May Bring More Ferguson Violence: ‘My Prayers Are With’

    02/25/2015 7:23:59 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/24/2015 | Tony Lee
    A St. Louis community activist told a civil rights commission that he is worried that rising temperatures will bring more violence in a region that saw widespread riots last year after Michael Brown’s death and is becoming more “volatile.”
  • Why Obama Won't Call the Jihadis Islamic - Robert Spencer in FrontPage

    02/25/2015 6:00:15 AM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/24/15 | Robert Spencer
    Barack Obama aroused controversy over his affinity with Islam yet again in February 2015, when a photo surfaced from the U.S.-African Leaders’ Summit in August 2014, showing Obama passing by a group of African delegates with his right index finger raised in a gesture strongly reminiscent of the Islamic State’s now notorious one-finger salute. For the Islamic State and other Muslims, this gesture signifies allegiance to Islam’s absolute monotheism. Whatever Obama may have meant by it, the revelation that he had made the gesture — coming so soon after his renewed refusal at his “Countering Violent Extremism” summit to identify...
  • Outgoing UN IPCC Chief reveals global warming ‘is my religion and my dharma’

    02/25/2015 1:26:40 AM PST · by 9thLife · 17 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | February 24, 2015 10:16 AM | Marc Morano
    Pachauri's resignation letter on religion: 'For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma.'
  • Mall of America urged to drop ‘ridiculous’ concealed-carry ban in wake of terror threat

    02/23/2015 7:19:45 PM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish says the al-Shabaab threat against the Mall of America should be enough to motivate mall owners to drop their “no guns” policy so citizens can protect themselves. Mr. Cornish, a Republican who also chairs the House Public Safety Committee, said the Mall of America has interpreted state concealed carry laws incorrectly, and he’s intent on challenging them for it, a local CBS affiliate reported. “This is completely ridiculous. The complete opposite of what they should be doing,” he said. “If we’re threatened with an attack, the last thing you want to do is disarm...
  • HHS Will Require Caretakers of Unaccompanied Children to Provide Abortion-Inducing Drugs

    02/24/2015 11:41:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is advancing federal regulations that require federally funded organizations caring for illegal alien minors who are in the United States without their parents (Unaccompanied Children or UC) and who may have been sexually abused access to “emergency contraception” services. “Emergency contraception” includes abortion-inducing drugs. These care providers currently include Catholic and other faith-based organizations that oppose abortion, according to the Center for Family and Human Rights or C-FAM, a Catholic advocacy group. The Interim Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 24,...
  • Brainwashed! Life in a world of illusion and deceit

    02/24/2015 8:03:20 AM PST · by fishtank · 2 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-24-15 | Helen Doogue Vere
    Brainwashed! Life in a world of illusion and deceit By Helen Doogue Vere Many of us feel we are clear about what we believe and why. Perhaps you think you have a cohesive, logical and well-thought-through worldview. But what if you are more the product of your culture, your society and your peers, than you realise? Secular psychologist Philip Zimbardo certainly thinks that we can be easily influenced to think or behave in certain ways. In 1971, he ran the Stanford Prison Experiment, whereby he took healthy and apparently well-disposed male American college students, and randomly assigned them roles of...
  • 14 Things Everyone Should Understand About Guns

    02/24/2015 6:49:44 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | 2/24/2015 | Sean Davis
    Guns can be dangerous in the wrong hands. But so are articles about guns written by people who don’t understand anything about them. There’s sadly no excuse to be ignorant about firearms. They’ve been around for hundreds of years. They’re owned and operated safely by tens of millions of Americans each year. Our Constitution guarantees our individual right to possess guns so that we might be able to defend ourselves from those who would violently take away our freedom. Many gun controllers, however — some of whom have bylines for major media organizations — don’t actually know the first thing...
  • Marine's long, strange tale is recounted in court-martial

    02/24/2015 6:38:58 AM PST · by pabianice · 6 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 2/23/15 | Althouse
    Closing arguments heard at Arab American Marine's court-martial Disillusioned with the Marine Corps and fearing he would die in combat, an Arab American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq in 2004 and fled to his native Lebanon, a Marine prosecutor told a court-martial Friday. Hassoun's lawyer told a military judge Friday that Hassoun was captured by insurgents and held for 17 days before a tribal sheik negotiated his release. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, who disappeared from a military camp in Iraq a decade ago and eventually turned up with family in Lebanon was charged Friday with desertion and other charges....
  • John Legend's Spoiled Academy Award Speech

    02/24/2015 5:40:47 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/24/2015 | David Lawrence
    During Legend’s speech Oprah Winfrey was crying. I don’t understand why these millionaires and billionaires bite into the apple of their ancestors’ grief. Legend and Oprah suffered nothing. Are they so greedy that they want fortunes simultaneously with the pride of being trounced-on-slaves?
  • Obama’s fight against the Ideology-With-No-Name

    02/24/2015 4:58:20 AM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | February 23, 2015 | Robert R. Reilly
    U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, D-Pa., and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., applaud as President Barack Obama takes the stage to speak at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington Feb. 5. (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters) On Wednesday and Thursday last week, President Barack Obama gave two speeches at the White House Conference on Violent Extremism, attended by representatives from some 60 nations. His purpose was to focus attention, both domestically and internationally, on fighting the sources of violent extremism. What are those sources? Obama answered, “By ‘violent extremism,’ we don’t just mean the terrorists who are killing innocent people. We also...
  • Mom Who Wants Her Kid to Be Gay Sparks Conversation

    02/24/2015 4:21:26 AM PST · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 29 replies
    One mother’s essay, which states her desire for her 6-year-old daughter to be gay, has triggered a debate about parenting and gender stereotypes. Sally Kohn, a CNN contributor, lives with her partner Sarah Hansen and their daughter Willa Hansen-Kohn in Brooklyn, New York. In her recent essay for the Washington Post, Kohn writes, “I’m gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too.” She explains her stance by saying, “But more often than not, we define happiness as some variation on our own lives, or at least the lives of our expectations. If we went to college, we want...
  • Florist refuses attorney general’s options to settle lawsuit over same-sex weddings

    02/23/2015 7:32:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has offered florist Barronelle Stutzman a deal: She can cater to same-sex weddings or she can stop doing weddings altogether. Of course, there’s always a third option: She can go out of business. Ms. Stutzman, the 70-year-old owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, is opting for none of the above. “Your offer reveals that you don’t really understand me or what this conflict is all about,” Ms. Stutzman said in a letter to Mr. Ferguson. “It’s about freedom, not money. I certainly don’t relish the idea of losing my business, my home, and everything...
  • Did any Freeper tape record Savage's interview with Chris Kyle?

    02/23/2015 12:43:55 PM PST · by fishtank · 46 replies
    The Savage Nation ^ | 2-23-15 | Michael Savage
    Michael Savage is looking for the complete interview that he did with Chris Kyle - it was done right after the book "American Sniper" was released. Unfortunately, Savage can only find half the interview - Savage's voice only, and he doesn't have Chris Kyle's answers. By chance, did any Freeper tape record the interview? If so, Savage would like to hear from you.
  • This Is The Biggest Problem Facing The World Today: 9 Countries Have Debt-To-GDP Over 300%

    02/23/2015 10:38:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2/23/15 | Tyler Durden
    If anyone has stopped to ask just why global central banks are in such a rush to create inflation (but only controlled inflation, not runaway hyperinflation... of course when they fail with the "controlled" part the money paradrop is only a matter of time) over the past 5 years, and have printed over $12 trillion in credit-money since Lehman, the bulk of which has ended up in the stock market, and which for the first time ever are about to monetize all global sovereign debt issuance in 2015, the answer is simple, and can be seen on the chart below....
  • Secular Study: No Big Bang?

    02/23/2015 8:37:27 AM PST · by fishtank · 39 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-23-15 | Brian Thomas
    Secular Study: No Big Bang? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Christians who believe the universe began billions of years ago often point to the Big Bang model to try and verify a creation-like beginning.1 But a new origin of the universe model offers an "everlasting universe" and dismisses the whole idea of a Big Bang.2 Genesis does not describe a Big Bang. Instead of a hot explosion, it presents a rather cold, watery origin. Instead of stars first, followed by Earth's emergence billions of years later, God made Earth first, then stars four days later. If the Big Bang really...
  • Arm Potential Victims of Domestic Violence

    02/22/2015 8:18:01 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 2/21/2015 | Robert Farago
    Let’s say you want to stop someone from shooting you. You could A) lobby for more gun control, B) report the potential killer to the police, or C) arm yourself. Choose any two. Common sense suggests that B and C are the correct answer. Even if you think “stricter” gun laws could keep a gun out of the hands of your potential killer, you’d have to be crazy to consider it a short-term solution. When it’s your life on the line, short-term solutions are what you need. And any law that makes it harder for you, the innocent party, to...
  • An A-to-Z guide to the new PC

    02/21/2015 12:24:31 PM PST · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    Spectator ^ | 7 February 2015 | Brendan O'Neill
    Anyone who thought political correctness had croaked, joining neon leg warmers, mullets and MC Hammer in the graveyard of bad ideas from the late 1980s and 1990s, should think again. When even someone as gay-friendly and Guardian-hued as Benedict Cumberbatch can be hounded for incorrectness, you know no one’s safe. So what can you say? Here’s an A-to-Z guide to the new PC. A is for America. One-time land of the free, founded by un-PC white dudes partial to a drink and sex with slaves, but more recently the birthplace of identity politics (see under I) and 21st-century taboos (see...
  • Islam was taken over by an anti-intellectual school. Western Leftists don't believe in Truth

    02/21/2015 7:28:27 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/4/2013 | Alvino-Mario Fantini
     The first theological school in Islam … said, "God is rationality and justice," … the other side … said: "No, God is pure will and power. Rationality has nothing to do with Him and whatever He does is incomprehensible to us and He cannot be confined to what is thought to be reasonable or unreasonable."  It's a denial of natural law and because of this almost perverse concentration on God's omnipotence. The theological school in Sunni Islam called Ash'arism, which is the majority theological school, even today says that God is the first and only cause of everything and there...
  • Liberals Cannot Understand Why Poor Whites Vote For the Republican Party

    02/21/2015 7:15:46 AM PST · by pinochet · 78 replies
    Liberals have been wailing over the past two decades on why poor whites vote for the Republican Party. In 2012, the New Yorker Magazine published an article on poor Republicans, that was full of all the crude stereotypes about poor whites. http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/poor-white-and-republican After all, the Democrats are offering free stuff to the poor, such as free health care, free welfare payments, free food stamps, and other free goodies. In the opinion of the Democrats, poor whites are voting against their economic interests by voting for the Republican Party. Liberals have coined the term "Trailer Park Republican" to describe poor whites...
  • Capehart: Rudy's 'Lying'—Obama Doesn't Think Differently About America Than Reagan

    02/21/2015 6:52:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 78 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    From a shining city on a hill and Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall, to terrible deeds in the name of Christ and terrorists' legitimate grievances. The chasm between Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama when it comes to their views of America and the world could hardly be wider. But on today's Up With Steve Kornacki, when the host asked the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart whether President Obama talks and thinks about America differently from Reagan [and Clinton and Carter], Capehart emphatically replied "No. Rudy Giuliani is lying." View the video here.