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  • Ben Wattenberg R.I.P.

    06/29/2015 4:26:28 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 6/29/2015 | Yuval Levin
    Ben Wattenberg — the gloriously unclassifiable public intellectual, journalist, television host, amateur demographer, and loving student of America — passed away yesterday at the age of 81. Among Wattenberg’s many gifts to his country, his unwavering refusal to abide any simple narrative of American decline always struck me as the greatest.
  • Demand A Plan to End Gunmanism

    06/29/2015 11:37:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 6/29/2015 | Unknown
    Finally, the celebrities of America have come together to put aside their impulse to be politically correct and to call out gunmen and Gunmanism. To be specific, it's radical, extreme Gunmanism that we are talking about here. Most gunmen are peaceful, law abiding people who just want to eat sandwiches and raise their kids.
  • Legal Force [Church and State by RC Sproul]

    06/29/2015 10:01:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    The Sword and the KeysKey to resolving the issues regarding how the church must relate to the state is an understanding of the distinct functions Scripture assigns to each authority. Church and state are actually both ministers of God that are appointed to fulfill certain tasks. Historically, human beings have always run into trouble when the state attempts to do the work of the church and the church attempts to do the work of the state.
  • Dinosaur proteins and radiocarbon wreak ‘Jurassic World’ havoc. Latest creationist research...

    06/29/2015 8:09:20 AM PDT · by fishtank · 33 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 6-25-2015 | Brian Thomas
    Dinosaur proteins and radiocarbon wreak ‘Jurassic World’ havoc Latest creationist research demolishes dinosaur dogma by Brian Thomas Published: 25 June 2015 (GMT+10) The record-earning movie Jurassic World continuously reminds its viewing audience that dinosaurs went extinct tens of millions of years ago. Most agree with this, of course, because it is the standard view of the evolutionary establishment. But just days after the movie hit big screens around the world, six technical papers in a special, groundbreaking, dinosaur issue of the journal Creation Research Society1 Quarterly (CRSQ) presented evidence that directly confronts the millions-of-years concept.2 I wrote one paper that...
  • Global Jewish Population Nearing Pre-Holocaust Numbers

    06/29/2015 7:50:11 AM PDT · by pabianice · 9 replies
    jspace ^ | 6/29/15
    The global Jewish population is approaching the size it was before the Holocaust, a new report by an independent Jerusalem-based think tank says. The report, compiled by the Jewish People Policy Institute, indicates that there are 14.2 million Jews worldwide as of early 2015. Add in various “subgroups” (such as immigrants to Israel and American “partial Jews”) and the number approaches 16 million — which nears the pre-World War II global Jewish population of 16.6 million, Ynet reported on Friday. After Israel, which is home to 6,103,200 Jews, the United States has the second-highest Jewish population at 5,700,000.
  • Jeb Bush Supports Gun Control

    06/29/2015 7:17:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 6/28/2015 | Robert Farago
    Jeb Bush said Saturday. Bush, who plans to meet with black ministers in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday, said identifying potentially violent people before they commit such crimes is a better approach than further restrictions on gun ownership. ‘We as a society better figure out how we identify these folks long before they feel compelled to take up a gun and kill innocent people,’ the former Florida governor said at a town hall meeting.” And then, this . . . Afterward, he told reporters gun control was an issue that should be sorted out at the state level. “Rural areas...
  • What Life Is Like When Children of Gay Couples Don't Matter

    06/29/2015 5:14:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies ^ | 6-29-2015 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    We changed our mind and started opposing gay marriage when we realized we didn’t matter to gays and lesbians. And the fact that we counted for so little in the eyes of the community asking for total power over people like us was not only emotionally hurtful, but also, and perhaps more importantly, politically terrifying. A funny thing happened on the way to equality. It started with tales of lesbians stuck in the hospital after car accidents, unable to receive their own lovers as visitors. Who could oppose legal protections to prevent such tragedies from happening? I bought into these...
  • Elena Kagan 2009: “There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage”

    06/28/2015 8:58:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies ^ | june 24, 2015 | william a. Jacobson
    I hate trying to predict court rulings, but the political winds have changed dramatically the past few years, so if I had to bet, I’d bet that the ruling is 5-4 for gay marriage. [Warning – my bets tend to be counter-indicators.] Don’t think for a second that politics and public opinion doesn’t influence such historic cases. I also expect Elena Kagan to be one of the five, based on her comments during oral argument, via NY Times: -snip So, before the decision is released, it’s worth revisiting Kagan’s 2009 testimony before the Senate during confirmation hearings on her nomination to...
  • Michael Moore offers to pay bail, legal fees of woman who removed Confederate Flag

    06/28/2015 7:19:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Flint Journal ^ | June 27, 2015 | William E. Ketchum III
    FLINT, MI — An artist/protester has been arrested after taking down the Confederate flag in South Carolina, and Flint-area filmmaker Michael Moore has offered to pay for her bail and legal fees. According to NBC News, two activists were arrested Saturday morning after one removed the Confederate flag from a pole outside South Carolina's Statehouse in Columbia. Reports say Brittany Ann Byuarium Newsome, of Raleigh, N.C., climbed the pole around 6:15 a.m. and unhooked the flag, according to a statement by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety Bureau of Protective Services. James Ian Tyson, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was...
  • U.S. troops face eating, drinking restrictions during Ramadan

    06/28/2015 6:18:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | June 27, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Do U.S. troops fast during Yom Kippur? Lent? No? Why not? “U.S. Troops Face Eating, Drinking Restrictions During Ramadan,” by Jeryl Bier, Weekly Standard, June 26, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller): A top commander in southwest Asia reminded U.S military personnel stationed in Muslim countries in the Middle East of the restrictions placed on them during Ramadan. According to a report by the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs, Brig. Gen. John Quintas, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing commander in Southwest Asia, said that the U.S. is “committed to the concepts of tolerance, freedom and diversity.” But he added that...
  • No Conservatives, Legalizing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Mean Polygamy Is Next

    06/28/2015 9:43:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    Politicus USA ^ | 06/27/2015 | By: Keith Brekhus
    Shortly after the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in favor of the right for same-sex couples to marry, conservatives rushed to condemn the ruling by invoking the slippery slope logical fallacy that permitting gay couples to marry opens the door to legalizing polygamy too. Conservative commentator Bill Kristol tweeted “Polygamy here we come”. Fox News host Martha MacCallum queried:  So suppose three people say, we want to be a marriage; we’re three people, and we love each other, and we want to be a marriage. What’s to prevent that, under this? Even Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts employed the “slippery slope...
  • Gun Owners We Love: Carrie Lightfoot

    06/28/2015 9:25:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 6/24/2015 | Barbara Baird
    From the parking lot, the headquarters of The Well Armed Woman (TWAW, often referred to as “tee-wah”) looks like another collection of offices in an affluent business area of Scottsdale, Ariz. Open the door, though, and you enter the world of women’s shooting. From receptionist to the warehouse workers to the guard dog—a mutt named “Sig Sauer”—TWAW revolves around personal protection for women. The mantra “Educate. Equip. Empower” forms the backbone of TWAW, which, less than three years after its star, has d 229 shooting chapters and thousands of members in 49 states. There is also now an online...
  • Tenth Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules Against Guns

    06/28/2015 8:35:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 6/27/2015 | RRangel
    It appears that, until the nation’s highest court decides to protect the expressly enumerated Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms as strongly as it does non-enumerated rights like gay marriage and abortion, law-abiding American gun owners are simply left to watch lower courts unravel the Constitution and our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms in decisions like Bonidy.
  • Pope Engages in Blasphemy

    06/28/2015 4:59:45 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 48 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/25/2015 | Suzanne Hamner
    Again, another day of "ranting" emerges, as things have just "stuck in my craw," as my grandmother would say. Being this "rant" speaks about the Pope of the Catholic Church, I composed this one carefully. Many government leaders see the man as not only "head" of the Catholic Church but as someone who has an insight into Christians as a whole. They count on the Pope to "sway" and "keep in line" the millions of Catholics worldwide to varying states of government. Pope Francis I does his job well. Being a protestant Christian, the understanding of the structure of the...
  • FRANZI: Donald Trump and the politics of polarization

    06/28/2015 1:33:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Green Valley News and Sun ^ | June 27, 2015 | Emil Franzi, talk show host on KVOI-AM
    Many Republicans are worried that Donald Trump’s entry into the GOP presidential sweepstakes will be “bad for the party” because of the sometimes extreme positions he espouses with even more extreme rhetoric. Many Democrats are jubilant because they will attempt to use Trump to brand the entire GOP. Neither understand the politics of polarization. Trump helps the GOP and the conservative movement. Here’s why. When the checkered pants country club mush mouths were fully in charge of the GOP and the only real conservative you saw on national TV was George Will on Brinkley, the GOP was not only a...
  • The courage to be on the wrong side of history: Lessons from Burke and Nietzsche

    06/27/2015 3:42:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/27/15 | Ryan Shinkel
    Millennials who stand up for family, marriage, and the foundational institutions of civil society make possible a new cultural counter-revolution. The question is, will you join it?Editor’s note: This article originally appeared June 18 at Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute—eight days before the Supreme Court ruled on same-sex marriage and the release of Marvin Olasky’s cover story on churches facing the LGBT juggernaut. It is reposted here with permission.It seems that the Supreme Court will probably strike down the conjugal marriage laws of our states. It seems Anthony Kennedy may have finally made up his mind...
  • Tunisian Mass Murderer Counted On Gun Laws and Culture for Success

    06/27/2015 3:35:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 27 June, 2015 | David Codrea
    Revising earlier reports that two attackers were involved, authorities are now saying only one man was responsible for killing dozens of tourists and wounding dozens more at a Tunisian beach resort. Reportedly armed with a Kalashnikov initially concealed with an umbrella, it took an after-the-fact armed security team response to stop the killer from adding to his unarmed victim count . . . This is the second attack on tourists in Tunisia this year. In March, an attack at the National Museum killed at least 22 people, all but one of them tourists, showing that those interested in committing politically-motivated...
  • Bobby Jindal: ‘Let’s just get rid of the court’

    06/27/2015 1:38:11 PM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 104 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/27/2015 | Adam Howard
    In the wake of Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, Republicans did not hold back their rage – but few politicians went as far as 2016 candidate Gov. Bobby Jindal. The Louisiana Republican, who launched a longshot bid for the presidency last week, suggested that the 5-4 ruling, which made same-sex marriage legal throughout the nation, was cause for disbanding the entire Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court is completely out of control, making laws on their own, and has become a public opinion poll instead of a judicial body,” Jindal said in a statement on Friday. “If we...
  • Juan Williams: People Shouldn’t Have ‘Tremendous Automatic Weaponry’

    06/27/2015 1:12:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 112 replies ^ | 6/27/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    He then cited a two-and-a-half year old poll showing support for gun control and said, “Most gun owners… do not see the need for people to be going around the country with tremendous automatic weaponry.”
  • Gay Marriage, Racism and Obamacare: The Challenge of Caring (barf alert)

    06/27/2015 12:07:44 PM PDT · by fifedom · 11 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/26/15 | Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.
    My wife cried when she read the notice on her cell phone this morning that the Supreme Court had recognized the right of gay people to marry. She told me the news in a choking voice, and I promptly cried and choked up as I reflected back the news to her. "So much needless suffering for so many years" she correctly said. I nodded, and appreciated once again my wife's good heart. We teared up at the news that Obamacare had withstood that latest round of attack and millions of people would now keep their health insurance. We teared up...
  • Pennsylvania newspaper won't accept anti-gay marriage editorials anymore

    06/27/2015 7:30:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/27/2015 | Rick Moran
    A newspaper in Harrisburg, PA, PennLive/The Patriot-News, informed its readers yesterday that the paper would no longer be accepting anti-gay marriage letters or op-eds. After nationwide outrage was expressed, the paper revised its policy slightly; you could submit anti-gay marriage tracts for a limited amount of time. Daily Caller: After receiving strong pushback, the newspaper’s editorial board, which is overseen by Editorial Page Editor John Micek, quickly revised its policy. Freedom of speech will be allowed — but only for a “limited” period of time. Micek explained on Twitter: “Clarification: We will not foreclose discussion of the high court’s decision, but arguments that...
  • Chelsea's mom has got it going on! Band sings the praises of presidential candidate Hillary

    06/27/2015 1:18:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 26, 2015 | Carly Stern
    Barack Obama got his own music video from 'Obama Girl' during his presidential campaign back in 2007, and now White House hopeful Hillary Clinton has earned a musical dedication of her own to promote her run for President. All-male string quartet Well-Strung did a remixed rendition of Fountains of Wayne's 2003 song Stacy's Mom, which tells the story of a boy who has a crush on his friend's attractive mother, dedicating it to 67-year-old Hillary – and her daughter Chelsea, 35. In Well-Strung's version, which they released on YouTube yesterday, Chelsea's mom is the one who's 'got it goin' on'...
  • School Nutritionists: Participation in School Lunch Program 'Abruptly Down' in 49 States

    06/26/2015 8:10:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies ^ | June 25, 2015 | Gabrielle Cintorino
    ( The School Nutrition Association (SNA), which represents 55,000 school nutritionists nationwide, is pointing to data published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to draw awareness to the fact that “after 30 years of steady growth in the National School Lunch Program, student participation is abruptly down in 49 states."The nutritionists attribute the drop to new nutrition standards that were instituted by USDA in 2012.Total national participation in the School Lunch Program peaked in 2010 and 2011 at 31.8 million, according to USDA. In 2012, it was 31.7 million. But in 2013, it dropped by 1 million participants, to 30.7...
  • Farrakhan: I Don’t Get Debate Over Confederate Flag, ‘We Need to Put the American Flag Down’

    06/25/2015 7:19:41 AM PDT · by illiac · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/24/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Louis Farrakhan stated “We need to put the American flag down. Because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag” in remarks before the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC on Wednesday first reported by DC’s WMAL. Farrakhan said, “White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city, they don’t give a damn about them nine.” He added that when the police took suspected shooter Dylann Roof to Burger King they were saying “You did a good job. Kill all them [bleep.]”

    06/24/2015 8:03:09 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2015 | Dan Hanchett
    Louis Farrakhan stated “We need to put the American flag down. Because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag” in remarks before the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC on Wednesday first reported by DC’s WMAL. Farrakhan said, “White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city, they don’t give a damn about them nine.” He added that when the police took suspected shooter Dylann Roof to Burger King they were saying “You did a good job. Kill all them [bleep.]”
  • Two Quick Opinions

    06/26/2015 12:35:53 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 33 replies
    Self | 6/26/'15 | Zionist Conspirator
    I know I haven't been very active lately. Part of this is because the news is so unceasingly bad all the time that I simply must take breaks to keep from giving in to despair. But here are my thoughts on the implicit connection between two current raging headlines. In all but outlawing the rebel flag and all things Confederate, the Left is intentionally pushing buttons and trying to create a conflict. I understand how angry FReepers are, but I have read posts by FReepers saying they will now fly the rebel flag instead of the American flag (the Charleston...
  • OFFICIAL STATEMENT — 26 JUNE 2015: Supreme Court Decision Will Not Alter Doctrine on Marriage

    06/26/2015 10:52:10 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 47 replies ^ | 26 June 2015 | LDS Church Statement
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church issued the following statement Friday: "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints acknowledges that following today's ruling by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriages are now legal in the United States. The Court's decision does not alter the Lord's doctrine that marriage is a union between a man and a woman ordained by God. While showing respect for those who think differently, the Church will continue to teach and promote marriage between a man and a woman as a central part of our doctrine and practice." The Church has outlined its doctrine and position...
  • SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Mandates Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    06/26/2015 10:17:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 6/26/2015 | Bob Owens
    No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
  • Charleston racist shooter Roof wanted an AR-15; had magazines, accessory(BARF ALERT)

    06/26/2015 9:28:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 6/26/2015 | Ben Brumfield
    A search of Roof's car turned up six crescent-shaped, 40-round magazines in the trunk. "That's scary," former U.S. Attorney and State Law Enforcement Division Director Reggie Lloyd told The State newspaper, which first reported the development. "We ought to be thankful he never got his hands on an AR-15."
  • The left's Hysteria Inc.

    06/26/2015 7:41:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 5/26/2015 | Burt Prelutsky
    The worst thing about this class envy is that those who do the most to promote it are often those with the most money. But, apparently, so long as you condemn wealth disparity, it grants dispensation to the likes of the Clintons, the Obamas, Warren Buffet, George Clooney, Glyneth Paltrow, Oprah Winfrey, Ted Turner and all the other hypocrites who show up at Obama’s $35,000-a-plate fundraisers. As you may have noticed, they’re the same crowd who go around pretending that black voters, who actually vote at a higher rate than white people, are being disenfranchised in America, and who insist...
  • Pre-schooling on Gender Ideology

    06/26/2015 5:58:20 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 25, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    How early in a child’s education does indoctrination begin? “Of course, there are many resources to help initiate conversations and help frame our students’ thinking,” A. J. Jennings writes in the Summer 2015 issue of the periodical Rethinking Schools. “For example, we read Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.” “This charming picture book is based on a true story of two male penguins in the Central Park Zoo.” Jennings teaches at the Park West Cooperative Nursery School in Chicago, “a play-based preschool on Chicago’s North Side.” “The country’s debate on gay marriage had reached the 4- and...
  • Richmond Hill Teacher Under Investigation for alleged Islamophobic tweets

    06/25/2015 9:35:40 PM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    The National Post ^ | June 26, 2015
    A Richmond Hill, Ont., teacher is being investigated for a series of alleged tweets with Islamophobic themes, the York Region District School Board confirmed. A now-deleted Twitter account used a photo that appears to be of a teacher at a Richmond Hill high school. The school board said it was made aware of the tweets Thursday and the teacher was told about the investigation, which is also looking into whether the account was hacked by an impersonator. Licinio Miguelo, a board spokeswoman, said impersonations on social media are rare but they have happened.
  • Confederate Call to Prayer

    06/25/2015 7:23:47 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    Sons of Confederate Veterens Telegraph ^ | June 25, 2015 | Charles Kelly Barrow
    The Sons of Confederate Veterans It was a week ago, on the Seventeenth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen that a mentally disturbed, racist individual entered the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina under the false pretense of worship. It was with Christian love and care that the Pastor and members of the congregation welcomed that young man. There within that Church where the Gospel of the Peace of Jesus Christ was being actively shared we note that Christ's Words in the Gospel of John 13:35 was and still...
  • Mark Kelly: Obama Was Right to Politicize Charleston Attack

    06/25/2015 5:54:52 PM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 6/24/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a June 24 appearance on CNN, gun control proponent Mark Kelly said he thinks Obama was right for politicizing the Charleston attack one day after it happened. Kelly said he personally learned from the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that the quicker the push for gun control begins the better.
  • Dem. Senator Hopes The DOJ Sues Global Warming ‘Deniers’

    06/25/2015 1:12:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies ^ | june 25, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is not a fan of anyone who disagrees with him about man-made global warming. And at an event hosted by environmentalists, he made it clear just how much he doesn’t like skeptics. “But, this vast denial apparatus that propagates the false doubt, that props up the phony science, that gets these yahoos who can’t survive … peer-reviewed scrutiny onto Fox News, onto the cable shows, saying that their scientists, they create an artificial conflict about this and that’s why I think there’s doubt,” the Rhode Island Democrat told attendees at a League of Conservation Voters event in...
  • This Man Believes He’s an Actual Leopard

    06/25/2015 9:58:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies, ^ | 6/18/2015 | Paula Bolyard
    Just like Rachel Dolezal and Bruce Caitlyn Jenner, right? In this case, it wouldn’t be difficult to disabuse Stephen of his distorted self-image. Simply drop him off in the African savannah and allow him to attend a short re-education camp with some real leopards, which can run 30 mph and have been observed taking down elands weighing 2000 lbs. He’ll be quickly reminded of his human frailties.
  • The White House Wants Your Doctor To Teach You About Global Warming

    06/25/2015 9:45:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 6/25/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Americans trust their doctors, so the White House wants these medical professionals to be a mouthpiece for President Obama’s global warming agenda. “We also need doctors, nurses and citizens, like all of you”President Obama said in a taped speech presented to medical professionals gathered at the White House, “to get to work to raise awareness and organize folks for real change.” The Obama administration has been hard at work trying to draw a link between global warming and public health issues. The summit included the U.S. Surgeon General, top administration officials, and public health experts from around the country telling...
  • Why there can be no coexistence with the left

    06/25/2015 8:42:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 6/25/2015 | Erik Rush
    Assuming they can take a break from bitterly clinging to their guns and religion for a few minutes, I’m going to set a bona fide goal for those liberty-loving Americans out there with a passion for our founding principles and the Constitution. What may surprise some in that camp is that it’s the very same goal toward which those on the political left strive. At first blush, some of these patriots – perhaps many – will find this goal rhetorically indelicate, if not undemocratic, or even (dare I say it?) – “extreme.” By the time they’re done reading this, however,...
  • Democrat Jim Webb gets it right as he breaks ranks with the fashion of the moment

    06/25/2015 8:01:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/25/2015 | James Longstreet
    Jim Webb, Reagan’s former Secretary of the Navy, former Virginia Senator and oft mentioned Democrat candidate gets it right regarding the great battle flag issue. You see, other than his political history, Jim is a historian. I read his book “Born Fighting," a book which gives the history of prominent Scots Irish people in our nation’s history. Ronald Reagan, Andrew Jackson among others. He respects history and he and I exchanged emails after I congratulated him on his work. Here are some of Mr. Webb’s comments. It is a brave moment for Mr. Webb but also a refreshing one. He...
  • Amazon and eBay: No More Confederate Flags, but Nazis and Mao Are Fine

    06/25/2015 7:56:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/25/2015 | David French
    Due to some combination of activist journalism and corporate conscience, major retailers such as Amazon, eBay, Target, and Wal-Mart are removing Confederate flags and other types of Confederate memorabilia from their shelves. Let’s pause for a moment and applaud the Left for its dramatic about-face on the question of corporate morality. Just one year after denying that corporations can have a conscience when that conscience dictates opposing abortion, the reversal is now complete. Corporations — as instruments of the people who run them — do indeed exercise First Amendment rights and do indeed express a moral point of view in...
  • Pope Blasts ‘Gender Ideology’

    06/25/2015 7:56:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 25, 2015 | Paul Kengor
    Many Catholics, especially conservative ones, obviously aren’t thrilled with the pope’s new encyclical. I find myself once again spending a lot of time explaining to non-Catholics why the current pope is either not a Marxist or is being yet againmisunderstood for the 999th time. Frankly, I’ve lost most of my credibility with these folks, who surely see me as a hopelessly blind Catholic. Pope Francis from behind This constant defense-mode has been unique in the case of this particular pope. Sure, much of the fault is with those looking to remake this pope and this Church in their own image,...
  • Top GOP talk show host says Clinton is "prohibitive favorite" for 2016 (Don't debate Cruz!)

    06/24/2015 8:58:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CBS News' Face The Nation ^ | June 24, 2015 | Louise Dufresne
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)One of talk radio's leading Republican voices says Hillary Clinton is the "prohibitive favorite" in the 2016 election, and in a new book, "The Queen, the Epic Ambition of Hillary and the Coming of a Second Clinton Era," provides some campaign advice. Among his suggestions: if the nominee is Ted Cruz, don't debate him. "Senator Cruz has won nine Supreme Court arguments, John. You don't do that because you're lucky. You win nine Supreme Court arguments because you're really, really smart. And I advise in 'The Queen' if he's the nominee that [Clinton] should simply reject debates with him because...
  • Washington Calls On UN To Ignore ‘Biased’ Gaza War Report

    06/24/2015 1:09:37 PM PDT · by pabianice · 3 replies
    jspacenews ^ | 6/24/15
    The UN report into possible war crimes in last summer’s Gaza conflict should not be taken to the Security Council or used in other United Nations work, the US said on June 23, challenging the fairness of the Human Rights Council that commissioned the inquiry. State Department spokesman John Kirby said that Washington viewed the UNHRC as having a “clear bias” against Israel, tarnishing the report released on June 22, which accused both Israel and Palestinian militants of possible war crimes during the 50-day Operation Protective Edge last summer. “[W]e challenge the very foundation upon which this report was written,...
  • The Gen X Factor

    06/24/2015 12:13:32 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 24, 2015 | Tony Perkins
    Over the next week, the only opinion people will care about on marriage is the Supreme Court’s. But as more surveys show, the backdrop for that ruling is a country still very much divided on the issue — with one exception: Millennials. America’s 18 to 29-year-olds, raised in an age of LGBT saturation in schools, Hollywood, and social media, are the most enthusiastic about redefining an institution that half of their parents aren’t even a part of. Lately, though, what’s newsworthy isn’t the younger generation’s support for same-sex “marriage,” but their older siblings’ growing opposition to it. wedding photo In...
  • The Pope's "Science Advisor" Is an Atheist Who Worships the Earth

    06/24/2015 11:47:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies ^ | 6-23-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: My friends, not one to let things go, I have dug deep, and I have found out practically everything there is to know about the science advisor to Pope Francis on this encyclical. And the main thing you need to know, the guy's an atheist. The word for it in the story that I found, one of the most credible stories, is a pantheist, which is a variation of atheist. A pantheist is somebody that believes the earth is a living organism that has the equivalent of a brain and reacts to horrible things done to it...
  • Commie Pope

    06/24/2015 11:34:22 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies ^ | 6-24-2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Two years into his reign, Pope Francis has emerged as an extreme socialist obsessed with the usual phony leftist problems such as manmade global warming, American institutional racism, and income inequality. Muslims are indiscriminately slaughtering Christians around the world while Christianity itself seems on the verge of being eclipsed globally by Islam, but these things barely register with this pope. This pseudo-intellectual pope keeps on spouting the same misanthropic Marxist platitudes as he hitches his papacy to global warming, the new international totalitarian cause. Sounding like Mao Zedong, Francis said a “bold cultural revolution” was needed to save the planet....
  • Keller, Piper and Carson on Thriving Churches in a Hostile Culture

    06/24/2015 10:51:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Many Christians are fearful of the changes they see around them. What are the prospects of a thriving church if our culture continues to grow more hostile? “We must neither panic on the one hand nor assume persecution is always good on the other,” Tim Keller explains in a new roundtable video with Don Carson and John Piper [audio]. “Persecution is inevitable, but there is no way to simply say it’s good or bad for the church.” We must think in “far bigger, biblical categories than mere number-based, pundit-generated trend analysis,” adds Carson, author of Christ and Culture Revisited (Eerdmans,...
  • The Death of the Liberal: Political correctness is what happens when reason dies.

    06/24/2015 7:43:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/24/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    A recent poll [2] found that 51 percent of Democrats supported criminalizing hate speech. It also found that the same number of self-described liberals supported its criminalization.Liberal self-identification has hit its highest mark [3] in decades while the ranks of the moderates have declined. And while the idea that the liberal and the moderate are opposites may be a troubling one to those who still think of liberalism in classical terms, the modern liberal is really a leftist in denial.When William Voegeli writes in the Claremont Review [4] about the crisis of political correctness, it is about a clash between...
  • Sanger Fan Hillary Talks Race in Ferguson

    06/24/2015 7:04:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 6/24/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday ventured to Florissant, Missouri, not far from Ferguson, Missouri to talk about the “hard truths” about race and racial injustice in the wake of the church massacre in Charleston South Carolina. One of those hard truths is that one of her role models was Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, someone who believed, as did the shooter at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, that the black race should be exterminated.
  • GWU cancels suspension of student who displayed Hindu swastika

    06/23/2015 10:35:27 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 28 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 27, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    WASHINGTON: Following outcry from several groups, a prestigious American university has decided to rescind its suspension order against a student who displayed a Hindu swastika on his residence hall's bulletin board. The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) welcomed the move to rescind the interim suspension order by the George Washington University (GWU). HAF associate director of public policy, Harsh Voruganti, said that the decision reflects the facts of this case and the efforts by Hindu organisations to educate campus officials about the sacredness of the Indian swastika. The small, bronze, swastika was displayed by the student on March 16 on a...