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  • 7 Reasons Why Liberals Are Incapable of Understanding The World

    01/24/2015 7:47:49 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-23-11 | John Hawkins
    To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil. — Charles Krauthammer Even liberals who've accomplished a lot in their lives and have high IQs often say things on a regular basis that are stunningly, profoundly stupid and at odds with the way the world works. Modern liberalism has become so bereft of common sense and instinctually suicidal that America can only survive over the long haul by thwarting the liberal agenda. In fact, liberalism has become such a toxic and poisonous philosophy that most...
  • Tom Brady And The Liberal War On Success

    01/24/2015 4:38:38 PM PST · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-24-2015 | W. James Antle III
    Can we be honest for a minute about the latest liberal crusade gripping the country like a deflated football?If you are sincerely concerned about fair play in sports and waiting patiently for the NFL to conclude its investigation of “Deflategate,” this column is not directed at you. Maybe you’re a New England Patriots fan or just a neutral observer. Maybe you don’t care about football at all. But for the rest of you, the mob salivating over the prospect of finding something to diminish the Patriots’ 2014 achievements, let’s face it.You hated Tom Brady before the national media lost its...
  • Governor: Legalizing pot was bad idea

    01/23/2015 7:13:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 273 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana was a bad idea, the state’s governor said Friday. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat who opposed the 2012 decision by voters to make pot legal, said the state still doesn’t fully know what the unintended consequences of the move will be. If I could've waved a wand the day after the election, I would've reversed the election and said, 'This was a bad idea,’” Hickenlooper said Friday on CNBC's “Squawk Box.” “You don't want to be the first person to do something like this,” he said. He said that he tells other governors to “wait...
  • The Psychodynamics of the Radical Liberal Mind

    01/24/2015 1:00:48 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-11-2007 | Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD
    The first step toward an in-depth understanding of adult behavior is to comprehend its origins in childhood. Whether adaptive or maladaptive, the enduring patterns of thinking, emoting, behaving and relating that define adult personality begin in the early years of life. In fact, our earliest experiences with caretakers and others, acting on inherited temperament factors, strongly determine our later personality traits, including those expressed in political values and beliefs. The dispositions of the liberal mind are no exception: his hopes and fears, beliefs and passions, values and morals are in great measure the legacy of his childhood from birth through...
  • Radical Liberal Themes

    01/24/2015 12:53:09 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-4-2007 | Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD
    Certain neurotic themes are dominant in the radical liberal mind’s perceptions of the world. All of them portray the citizen as a suffering child who is victimized, helpless and in need of rescue. All are evident in various liberal platforms. They represent the liberal mind’s transference of childhood dynamics into the world of adult relationships. As expressed in his most passionate political pronouncements, the radical liberal mind believes that: A very large portion of the population is suffering; they are suffering because they are deprived, neglected, exploited or abused. They are suffering because of certain injustices inflicted upon them. They...
  • The Psychopathology of the Liberal Mind [pseudo-idealism]

    01/24/2015 12:13:43 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-2-12 | Damon Isherwood
    (snip) Pseudo-idealism is a term coined by the Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith to describe apparently charitable behavior that on scrutiny is revealed as selfish, because the giver is engaging in it only so that he or she can feel good about him- or herself. It is a characteristic commonly found among the left, and it constitutes what the author Geoffrey Wheatcroft recognized as the left's inherent dishonesty. (snip)
  • The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness

    01/24/2015 11:55:10 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-4-2006 | Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD
    Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr.,a forensic psychiatrist, explains the madness of liberalism in his new book The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness. You can read an excerpt below, and read more at his website libertymind.com. Like all other human beings, the modern liberal reveals his true character, including his madness, in what he values and devalues, in what he articulates with passion. Of special interest, however, are the many values about which the modern liberal mind is not passionate: his agenda does not insist that the individual is the ultimate economic, social and political unit; it does...
  • EPA Putting Electricity Grid At Risk

    01/23/2015 11:58:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mike Duncan
    When the temperature dips below freezing, reliable electricity becomes more than a matter of convenience but a matter of life and death. Unfortunately, the reliability of our electric grid is at-risk due to EPA regulations that are shutting down America’s coal plants.Existing EPA regulations already have led to the scheduled shutdown of nearly 20 percent of the U.S. coal fleet. EPA’s newest carbon regulations being finalized this summer will lead to even more shutdowns. With coal responsible for generating nearly 40 percent of America’s electricity, these shutdowns will further strain our nation’s electricity grid and could leave many Americans in...
  • Harvard prof embroiled in Chinese food bill flap wants retraction from Globe site

    01/23/2015 11:17:07 AM PST · by pabianice · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/23/15 | Boss
    The Harvard professor accused by the Boston Globe’s Boston.com of sending a racist email to a Chinese restaurant in a dispute over a food bill says “good journalistic practices” dictate that the website should officially retract the story. Harvard Business School professor Ben Edelman said then-deputy editor Hilary Sargent, demoted after the website said it could not verify that Edelman had written the racist email, never contacted him before posting the story. “My sense is that good journalistic practices would call for both a retraction and an admission that they didn’t follow the procedures understood to be appropriate — for...
  • Idea of the Day: How Gun Violence Affects Women in Nevada

    01/23/2015 9:31:15 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanprogress.org ^ | 1/23/2015 | unknown
    Because of his criminal past, Gipson was prohibited from gun ownership under both federal and Nevada state law. However, he had no problem purchasing a .25 caliber handgun from a friend for $50 in cash and $50 in marijuana. He then used the handgun to murder Lavoll. Because Nevada does not require background checks for this type of private gun sale, Gipson’s friend had no obligation to conduct a background check to ensure that Gipson was eligible to possess a firearm.
  • Is the teenager who killed his teacher a product of evolutionary brainwashing?

    01/23/2015 8:39:28 AM PST · by fishtank · 32 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-22-15 | Warren Nunn
    The boy who’s proud to be a killer Will Cornick murders teacher in front of classmates in Leeds, England by Warren Nunn The horrendous stabbing murder of an English high school teacher and the comments the perpetrator made afterwards are a potent reminder of the possible effects of evolutionary thinking on impressionable minds. Some of the sickening comments the teenage student made after the killing included: “I wasn’t in shock, I was happy. I had a sense of pride. I still do. “I know it’s uncivilised but I know it’s incredibly instinctual and human. Past generations of life, killing is...
  • Conservative Group So Terrified of Gay Republicans They’re Endorsing Democrats (Treason Magazine)

    01/22/2015 4:13:30 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | Scott Shackford
    Democratic partisans are probably concerned at what might happen if the Republicans get over and get past their anti-gay history (though they'll never actually admit it). (SNIP) Actually, the message from NOM is that—given the Republican control of the House of Representative (and there's no chance of that changing in this election)—voting DeMaio and Tisei into office rather than pro-gay heterosexual Democrats is worse because the Republicans actually will have power. Here's what NOM is saying when it encourages voters to select traditional progressive Moulton over business-friendly moderate Republican Tisei: The Republican party states clearly in its platform that marriage...
  • Moms Against Gun Control Have A Message For Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action

    01/22/2015 9:48:14 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/21/2015 | Heather Marchese,
    It must come as a surprise to Shannon Watts who runs Michael Bloomberg’s “Moms Demand Action” but gun owners really do have the law on their side. We have, however, become targets through social media bullying tactics. Ms. Watts should get used to legal gun owners prevailing, after all we have the Second Amendment on our side.
  • 'Selma' snub vs. Eastwood eclipse

    01/22/2015 8:18:47 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/22/2015 | Larry Elder
    For the second time since 1998, we are told, the academy named no “nominees of color” in the five important individual categories. We also learned that the 7,000 academy members, according to a 2013 Los Angeles Times report, are 93 percent white and 76 percent male. Obviously, racial insensitivity-if not racism. Are these the same bigoted folk who last year awarded “12 Years A Slave” best picture, with best supporting actress going to Lupita Nyong’o? And what about the major Oscar nominations for films like “The Help” and other awards garnered by films like “The Butler”? And never mind that...
  • MSNBC’s Maddow Now Rewriting Instant Replays

    01/22/2015 5:09:06 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1-21-2015 | Ann Coulter
    That MSNBC routinely, almost compulsively, mischaracterizes what conservatives say is nothing new. It’s what makes the network so adorable. But in a recent trend, anchor Rachel Maddow has been upping the ante, altering quotes we just heard her play on tape.On Monday night, for example, Rachel ran a news clip from President Reagan’s 1983 Martin Luther King Day signing ceremony: “Chris Wallace, NBC Reporter (by miraculous coincidence, currently a Fox News anchor): ‘There was an air of celebration in the Rose Garden and an underlying tension. White House officials wrestled for days how to usher in a holiday the president...
  • The Slander of ‘Blowback’ - Yes, Ron Paul et al. are blaming the victims

    01/22/2015 3:57:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 22, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Ron Paul is feeling some blowback of his own. He was roundly criticized — notably by a number of high-profile libertarians normally inclined to sympathize with many of the views he has helped to popularize — for arguing that the Charlie Hebdo murders were the result of “blowback,” i.e., that French jihadists murdered the staff of a satirical magazine in Paris infamous for its cartoons of Islamic figures in retaliation for U.S. and French foreign policy, rather than in retaliation for the contents of the publication. His argument is absurd on its face — the editors of Charlie Hebdo are...
  • Hamas Forms [teen] "Liberation Army" in Gaza, Thanks to EU Support

    01/21/2015 11:54:54 AM PST · by pabianice · 9 replies
    Gatestone ^ | 1/21/15 | Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian Islamist movement in the Gaza Strip, Hamas, has intensified its efforts to achieve the destruction of Israel. Hamas has obviously interpreted these two decisions -- by the EU court (to remove Hamas from the list of terror organizations) and the International Criminal Court -- as a green light to proceed with its plans to eliminate Israel. The main goal of Hamas's "Liberation Army" is, of course, to prepare for war against Israel, according to Hamas spokesman, Mushir al-Masri. "The main purpose of these training camps is to prepare an army for the liberation of Palestine and its holy...
  • The Hubble 'Pillars of Creation' Revisited

    01/21/2015 8:18:29 AM PST · by fishtank · 20 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-19-15 | Jake Hebert
    The Hubble 'Pillars of Creation' Revisited by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * In 1995 the Hubble Telescope photographed spectacular columns of gas, illuminated by nearby stars, in a section of the Eagle Nebula.1 The enormous columns of gas in this famous photo have been nicknamed "pillars of creation" since secular scientists insist that new stars are being "born" within them. In celebration of the Hubble Telescope's 25th anniversary, a new photograph was taken of the same region in the Eagle Nebula, but this time the image was captured in both visible and infrared light, in order to reveal more detail.2 As...
  • “American Sniper” — a Rorschach test separating the wheat from the chaff

    01/21/2015 5:16:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    bookwormroom.com ^ | 1-21-2015 | Bookworm
    I haven’t yet seen the movie American Sniper, but I have read Chris Kyle’s autobiography, on which it is based. I therefore believe that I am qualified to write on the topic.Although, come to think of it, I’m not really going to write about American Sniper at all. Instead, I’m going to write about some of the reactions to American Sniper, which function as a Rorschach test of American (and, dare I say, un-American?) values.I have to begin with the fundamental premise, one that drives the Left nuts, which is that Clint Eastwood, with help from a superb Bradley Cooper,...
  • The Last Taboo

    01/21/2015 2:36:48 AM PST · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1-21-2015 | Ben Shapiro
    What happens when we run out of taboos? The question arises thanks to a column in Salon.com from one Jenny Kutner, an assistant editor "focusing on sex, gender and feminism." This particular column focuses on an 18-year-old woman who is currently dating. That wouldn't be odd, except that she is dating her biological father. Apparently, this woman's father left her family when she was 4; when he came back into her life, she was 16. "It was so weird and confusing," she said. "I was seeing my dad for the first time in forever but it was also like, He's...
  • Why Didn't the Media-Proclaimed Experts Predict the Oil Price Plunge?

    01/20/2015 6:38:02 PM PST · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 1-20-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is a good point here. A story by Alex Pollock at Real Clear Markets: "Why Did No One Predict the Oil-Price Collapse?" This interests me. "We have just had a free fall in one of the most important prices in the world-the price of oil. Looking back, we are keenly aware that it dropped about 60% from its 2014 high to its recent low. Although some people thought the price of oil would go down, nobody (at least nobody that I can find) publicly predicted anything like this big a drop. Why? Oil prices went from $108 a...
  • How Muslims view Charlie Hebdo’s new version (Has to be read to be believed)

    01/20/2015 12:58:52 PM PST · by robowombat · 6 replies
    ARA News ^ | January 20, 2015 | Dilshad Muhammed
    How Muslims view Charlie Hebdo’s new version January 20, 2015 How Muslims view Charlie Hebdo’s new version ARA News Qamishli, Syria – The International Union of Muslim Clerics denounced the French newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, which republished drawings embodying the prophet Muhammad, and warned of dire consequences. The Union called on Islamic governments to intervene with the United Nations to issue an international law criminalizing contempt of religions and the prophets of God. The Union issued a statement (of which ARA News received a copy) saying: “Thousands of laws in the world criminalize abuse of some figures and agencies, while stand...
  • Father of Isla Vista shooting victim is on a gun-control mission

    01/20/2015 10:25:24 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 1/20/2015 | Ryan Menezes
    By the time he stepped off a plane in Washington, D.C., on Monday evening, Martinez was exhausted but still looking forward. On Tuesday, he will attend the State of the Union address as a guest of the congresswoman who represents the area where his son, Christopher Ross Michael-Martinez, 20, was killed in May.
  • Former Facebook president donates to Nevada gun-control ballot measure

    01/20/2015 9:47:28 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | 1/20/2015 | Kyle Roerink
    Tech tycoon Sean Parker forayed into Nevada politics by donating $250,000 to a controversial gun control initiative being debated in Nevada. Parker, a co-founder of music downloading site Napster and Facebook’s first president, gave the sum to Nevadans for Background Checks, an arm of a nationwide movement campaigning for tighter background check laws on all gun purchases in the state.
  • Did the 1960s Really Happen? (Part Two)

    01/20/2015 8:56:58 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/19/2015 | Kathy Shaidle
    As last week’s epically embarrassing “James Taylor” fiasco demonstrated, the Western establishment acts like the Sixties never ended. But as I’ve been insisting for some time, in many respects, that “Sixties” never really happened. All that “peace and love,” “soixant-huitard” stuff comprised but a slender slice of the 1960s, and much of that was bogus, a cynical scam that ruined millions of lives. “OK,” some of you have said in the comments, “but at least that decade had a hell of a soundtrack!” Yeah, about that…
  • Media Hype Davos Climate Change Focus as 1,700 Private Jets Fly In

    01/20/2015 7:53:21 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 1/19/2015 | Mike Ciandella
    Roughly 1,700 private planes will head to Davos, Switzerland for the 2015 World Economic Forum. That doesn’t include commercial air travel or any other method of transit to the conference. Ironically, the top article featured on the “Agenda” section of the World Economic Forum website on Jan. 19, boldly stated that “[d]ecarbonising the global economy in a matter of decades is the number one priority.” According to Newsweek, former vice president Al Gore will be speaking at Davos “to stress the importance of tackling climate change.”
  • Personhood-winked: "Animal rights" are anti-human

    01/19/2015 6:45:06 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 19, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Personhood-winked: “Animal rights” are anti-human by Daniel Clark When is a person not a human? Why, when it’s a “non-human person,” of course. If that’s the unfunniest riddle you’ve ever heard, there’s good reason, because its answer has potentially deadly consequences. In Argentina, an appellate court has bestowed legal personhood on an orangutan named Sandra. Meanwhile, here in the States, proposed “personhood laws” that would recognize every human being as a person are regarded as controversial. These two stories are undoubtedly related, as the terminology of the anti-human animal rights movement makes clear. The Argentine court declared Sandra to be...
  • 'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

    01/19/2015 4:56:26 PM PST · by garjog · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18 January 2015 | By James Gallagher
    Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice. He said huge advances in the past two years meant "designer babies" were no longer HG Wells territory. Other leading scientists and bioethicists argue it is time for a serious public debate on the issue. Designer babies - genetically modified for beauty, intelligence or to be free of disease - have long been a topic of science fiction.
  • ‘AMERICAN SNIPER': SAME LEFTISTS DEFAMING CHRIS KYLE AS ‘KILLER’ WANTED EVERY IRAQI DEAD

    01/19/2015 1:19:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    breitbart.com/big-hollywood ^ | 1-19-2015 | John Nolte
    While Kyle was risking his life over four tours of duty to protect his country and innocent Iraqi civilians from evil, savage terrorists, the American Left, and most especially the Hollywood Left, were using every weapon at their disposal to ensure untold millions of innocent Iraqis were fed into a terrorist/death squad meat grinder. The Left made no secret of this. At the height of the Iraq War, Democrats, the mainstream media, and Hollywood fought tooth and nail for America to pull prematurely out of Iraq. The very same people lying about Chris Kyle today are the very same people...
  • American Sniper: Everything Hollywood Hates

    01/19/2015 12:47:08 PM PST · by servo1969 · 75 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 1-19-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The primary criticism of American Sniper ran in the New Republic, and it's what's feeding all the other criticism. The criticism in the New Republic is written by a guy named... What's his name? Dennis Jett. He admits he's not even seen it. He hasn't even seen it. The criticism of American Sniper is that Clint Eastwood has written and directed a movie that's celebrating a murderer -- a racist, bigoted murderer -- Chris Kyle who murders innocent Iraqi brown people. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99k3u9ay1gs We in America, by going to see this movie, are celebrating barbarism. We are celebrating murder. We...
  • Gun Control And Lies Go Hand In Hand

    01/19/2015 8:57:33 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 1/19/2015 | RRangle
    Regardless of what it is this time around, from micro-stamping technology that doesn’t exist, to a “roster of approved handguns” with its fictional safety. What we are constantly fed, for the most part, are lies based on emotion. A deception that gun control proponents hope you gloss over while you allow them to “do something.”
  • Le Pen presses France to condemn 'Islamists'

    01/19/2015 8:16:15 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/18/2015 | unknown
    "Let us call things by their rightful names, since the French government seems reluctant to do so," Le Pen wrote in a New York Times op-ed.
  • Nothing to do with Islam (video only)

    01/18/2015 7:11:06 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1-15-2015 | Pat Condell
    It's getting hard to keep up with all these Koran inspired atrocities that have nothing to do with Islam. We know they have nothing to do with Islam because our politicians keep telling us that and they are all Islamic scholars. (They are, aren't they?) Yes, the violence is coming exclusively from Muslims but only because their religion, the one that has nothing to do with Islam, tells them to kill unbelievers -- meaning the people who don't follow the religion with a knife to our throat that has nothing to do with Islam. It's true that the more Muslims...
  • Islam Behery: The Days of the Caliphate Were Dark Bloody Times

    01/18/2015 4:17:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 24/11/14
    ..... ...Today, they are all happy that the Caliphate is about to return, as if the days of the Caliphate were good. Who are you kidding? The days of the Caliphate were all dark times, from day one to the Ottoman Caliphate... .....
  • Papal Text Says Man Betrays God by Destroying the Environment

    01/18/2015 3:38:10 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 112 replies
    Reuters and The New York Times ^ | 18 Jan 15 | Philip Pullella
    MANILA — Pope Francis waded into the global debate on climate change and the environment on Sunday, saying in the text of a speech that man was destroying nature and betraying God's calling to be stewards of creation. Francis offered his thoughts about the environment and climate change for the second time in four days at a rally with young people at a Manila university on the last full day of a week-long Asian tour that has taken him to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. He did not read all of a speech prepared for delivery at the university, improvising...
  • American Sniper breaks box office records

    01/18/2015 9:38:35 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/18/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “shocker” that a patriotic movie by one of the best directors working today, about an American hero who kills jihadists, is really, really popular. To me, that sounds like a formula for success, but Hollywood still thinks tender stories about gay males coming of age are what the public demands, along with cartoonish special effects-laden, nine-figure-budget mind candy.
  • Islam’s Demotion of Reason (Review of Robert Reilly’s 'The Closing of the Muslim Mind.')

    01/17/2015 5:06:13 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 34 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 01/16/2015 | FATHER C. JOHN MCCLOSKEY
    A few years ago, Robert Reilly wrote a book that may offer the key to understanding the advance of Islamic terror against the West: The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis. At the heart of Reilly’s book is his argument that the “denigration of dialogue is due to the demotion of reason that took place in the ninth-century struggle between the rationalist theologians, the Mu’tazilites and their anti-rationalist theologians, the Ash’arites. Unfortunately, for those who prefer dialogue, the Ash’arites won.” “The Ash’arites’ position was that reason is so infected by men’s self-interest...
  • California girls high school basketball coach suspended after 161-2 victory

    01/17/2015 5:10:07 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2015 | Fox News
    A Southern California high school basketball coach has been suspended and faces accusations of mercilessly running up the score after his team won a game 161-2, one of the most lopsided scores in state history. Arroyo Valley High girls' coach Michael Anderson was suspended for two games after the victory last week against Bloomington High. Anderson said that he wasn't trying to run up the score or embarrass the opposition. His team had won four previous games by at least 70 points, and Bloomington had already lost a game by 91.
  • Obama Blames America for Muslim Terrorism

    01/16/2015 1:19:17 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 1-16-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You want to hear even more absurdity? What is the focus of militant Islamism today? It's Yemeni Al-Qaeda, is it not, Mr. Snerdley? Al-Qaeda in Yemen is the new focus. They're the guys that supposedly blew up Charlie Hebdo and all that. So what's Obama doing? He's releasing Al-Qaeda from Yemen prisoners at Club Gitmo in the middle of all this. I'm watching Fox News today and of course they're trying to understand it because nobody can come to grips -- I'm listening to them ask questions of each other. "You know, is it possible that maybe, uh, you...
  • The people who shut down traffic in Boston for hours yesterday

    01/16/2015 8:42:04 AM PST · by rktman · 84 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/16/2015 | Peter Wilson
    According to the protest organizer, six protestors in the southern blockade stuck their arms into holes in the sides of 55-gallon drums and had concrete poured over them. Firefighters had to use power saws to cut open the drums, which weighed 1,200 pounds. The Boston Globe reports: “When a Boston firefighter’s power saw generated sparks that flew onto the protester, he screamed in pain.” The protestors wore diapers, anticipating a long wait.
  • Pope Francis: 'You cannot make fun of the faith of others'

    01/16/2015 7:39:02 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 131 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/15/2015 | Nick Squires
    Pope Francis has weighed into the debate over freedom of expression in the wake of the religious attacks in Paris, saying that anyone who insults a religion can expect a "punch in the nose". ... He said "If my good friend Dr Gasparri says a curse word against my mother [Mary?], he can expect a punch in the nose." Throwing a pretend punch, the Pope said: "It's normal. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others." ...
  • Pat Condell, of the UK, speaks about Islam.

    01/16/2015 5:52:50 AM PST · by BobNative · 3 replies
    Pat Condell, from the UK ^ | Very recent, exact date unknown | Pat Condell
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  • Conservatives shrug off Bush and Romney, remain confident in base-friendly hopefuls

    01/15/2015 8:26:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    MSN / The Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2015 | Melina Mara
    Conservative leaders this week shrugged off the sudden moves by Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney toward 2016 presidential campaigns, saying the two establishment-friendly candidates are too far out of touch with grass-roots activists to win the Republican nomination. At the same time, potential candidates with close ties to the party’s conservative base have moved to speed up their own efforts in response. Senior advisers to several of the potential conservative candidates said Wednesday that GOP insurgents will have to do more in 2016 than they did in previous cycles to make a serious run for the Republican nomination. Building a...
  • Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs - Updated 2010

    01/15/2015 12:43:17 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 10, 2010 | Roy Beck
    Immigration - Global humanitarian reasons for current U.S. immigration are tested in this updated version of immigration author and journalist Roy Beck's colorful presentation of data from the World Bank and U.S. Census Bureau. The 1996 version of this immigration gumballs presentation has been one of the most viewed immigration policy presentations on the internet.
  • Political Startup Ranks the Most Conservative, Liberal 2016 Candidates

    01/15/2015 12:34:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 15, 2015 | Kate Scanlon
    A new political startup has studied the potential 2016 presidential field—and those who donate to them. Researchers at Stanford University started Crowdpac, a website that not only analyzes a candidate’s voting record and statements but their history of political donations as well. The founders of Crowdpac say that combining these factors provides a more accurate picture of a candidate’s true political philosophy, especially when some potential candidates (such as Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson) never have held office and thus have no voting record to judge. They utilized an algorithm to examine the money each candidate gave and received. “Our...
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Demand Gun Registration

    01/14/2015 4:42:56 PM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 1/13/2015 | Robert Farago
    This won’t come as much of a surprise to TTAG’s regular readers: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America jefe wants all guns to be registered with the government. “‘We have invested a lot of money in car safety… Every fatality on our nation’s roadways has been documented by the government,’ the founder, Shannon Watts, told VICE News.
  • Hey France - Kick The Muslims Out Of Your Country And Your Problems Are Over!

    01/13/2015 8:22:23 PM PST · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 01/12/2015 | Richard Anthony
    So, while watching the evening news, I see the French citizens out marching in the streets holding hands, singing and carrying banners that say "Not Afraid." That's all well and good, but here's a thought...kick the Muslims out of your country and your problems will be solved. The French are finally seeing what multiculturalism and political correctness are really all about. They have allowed invaders to legally immigrate to their country, set-up their own separate system of government, and even go so far as to allow "infidel free zones" where only Muslims are allowed to be. How stupid is that?...
  • Leaked Documents Outline Obama’s Illegal Alien Invasion Rules

    01/13/2015 8:07:00 PM PST · by Mozilla · 18 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 01/13/2015 | Suzanne Hamner
    Everyone in America can plan on not resting easy when it comes to the illegal alien invasion of America thanks to liberal progressive multiculturalism and the Obama administration. Internal US Customs and Border Protection training documents leaked to Breitbart Texas indicate that the vast majority of illegal immigrants are immune to arrest, detention and deportation while relegating Border Patrol agents to the role of social workers. The leaked documents provided by an anonymous border patrol agent outline the Obama administration "rules" when it comes to illegal alien invasion of our country. The agent explained that the Department of Homeland Security,...
  • Islam Gets Special Treatment

    01/13/2015 12:42:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    Since 9/11, the Western world's academic, media, political elites have done their best to portray Islam in a favorable light, treating it very differently from all other religions. Criticism of every doctrine, religious or secular, is permitted, often encouraged. But not of Islam. Only positive depictions are allowed. We'll start with an example of pro-Islamic bias that is so ubiquitous that no one seems to notice it. Why do Western media -- overwhelmingly composed of irreligious people, one might add -- always deferentially refer to Muhammad as "the Prophet Muhammad" in news articles and opinion pieces? When Jesus is mentioned,...
  • The real Noah’s Ark?

    01/13/2015 8:24:16 AM PST · by fishtank · 17 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-10-15 | Dominic Statham
    The real Noah’s Ark? by Dominic Statham Dr Irving Finkel’s new book in which he claims to have found the original Flood story. Dr Irving Finkel is an Assyriologist at the British Museum in London and an expert in ancient cuneiform scripts. In recent months he has become something of a celebrity, following the publication of his book, The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood,1 and the Channel 4 documentary, The Real Noah’s Ark.2 The source of this media hype is his recent translation of a small Babylonian tablet, named the Ark Tablet. It is about the...