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  • LGBT Group Smears This Pro-Marriage Professor as International Criminal

    10/20/2014 3:16:46 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 20, 2014 | Kelsey Harkness
    Lopez, openly bisexual but married, works as an English professor at California State University-Northridge. He incurred HRC’s wrath because of his outspoken view that children do better when raised by a mother and father than they do when raised by parents of the same sex. Lopez, 43, was raised in a household by two mothers. He drew public attention in 2012 after penning an account of that experience in an article for Public Discourse titled “Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View.” ...Ever since Lopez went public with his story, left-leaning gay rights groups such as HRC and...
  • Federalism: Yesterday and Today

    10/20/2014 11:48:04 AM PDT · by Publius · 57 replies
    A Publius Essay | 20 October 2014 | Publius
    IntroductionFederalism, or States’ Rights, has a long and honored history. To define terms, Federalism involves the assignment of powers between the entities that make up a federation and the federal authority created by those entities to act on behalf of that federation. In the United States Constitution, the people delegated certain enumerated powers to the federal government for the sake of operating a federated union. The 10th Amendment was put in place to insure that the federal government would never assume powers not delegated to it. It reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor...
  • Brain Bath: A Clever Design Solution

    10/20/2014 7:52:42 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-17-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Brain Bath: A Clever Design Solution by Brian Thomas, M.S. * What makes sleep so mentally refreshing? University of Rochester neuroscientist Jeff Iliff addressed the crowd gathered at a September 2014 TEDMED event and explained his amazing new discoveries.1 The words he used perfectly match what one would expect while describing the works of an ingenious designer.2 Other organs rely on the lymphatic system to remove metabolic waste that builds up in the spaces outside cells, but no lymph vessels exist behind the skull. Since the brain uses a fourth of all the body’s energy, there must be some other...
  • Vegas, Baby! MSNBC's Dorian Warren Bets 'History Will Be Very, Very Good' to Obama

    10/20/2014 5:34:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Don't know what Dorian Warren's been smoking, but we can guess what he's been reading: Rolling Stone, and in particular a recent column in which Paul Krugman claims that Barack Obama is one of the most "successful presidents in American history" [ed.: not a typo]. On today's Morning Joe, MSNBC contributor Warren said he'd be happy to call his Vegas buddies to bet that "history will be very, very good to Barack Obama." Warren was responding to Joe Scarborough's suggestion that history will lump Obama and George W. Bush together for their lack of effective leadership. View the video here.
  • In Ferguson, activists in search of a revolution

    10/19/2014 4:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 19, 2014 | Amanda Sakuma
    FERGUSON, Missouri — It took seven University of Pennsylvania students piled into a rental van nearly 16 hours to drive to St. Louis. They had raised $600 in three days from a Go Fund Me account that was supposed to last them through the weekend. They slept wherever they could crash for free — the basement of a St. Louis couple’s home, or packed on the floor of a church at night. But once in Ferguson, it was nothing like the war zone they had seen splashed on their television screens exactly two months earlier. Instead of armored vehicles blocking...
  • The soda wars move to Berkeley

    10/19/2014 9:20:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/19/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The progressive War on Soda may have failed in New York, despite the best efforts of the Deplorable Nanny State Mayor, but this is a multi-front battle which will clearly rage on for some time. As any good battle commander will tell you, when fighting an opponent with numerical superiority, it’s best to drag them into a skirmish on your home turf. In the effort to save people from their own ignorant, evil selves, the fight to make soda more expensive – and thereby modify public behavior through tax policy – has moved to Berkeley.
  • American Conservatives of Color

    10/19/2014 8:30:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    The principles of conservatism – personal empowerment, less government intrusion into private lives, a strong national defense, greater individual freedom & liberty, fiscal responsibility from our elected officials – make sense and work for all people, regardless of race or ethnicity. The chasm between black (and brown) and conservative America is unhealthy for both sides, and at B&C.com we are dedicated to helping bridge that gap. Our deepest desire is to aid in bringing both sides to a place of mutual understanding and respect. Black America, we have got to change the way we operate. Automatically running to one political...
  • Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete.

    10/19/2014 5:02:30 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/19/14 | Kevin Williamson
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE www.nationalreview.com PRINT October 19, 2014 12:00 AM Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete. By Kevin D. Williamson ‘Karl Rove targets attorney general race in California.” “Who’s afraid of Kamala Harris? Karl Rove!” “Karl Rove Attacks — We Need Your Help!” Karl Rove’s starring role in the 2010 California attorney general’s race came as a surprise to Karl Rove, who wasn’t actually involved in that particular contest. This happens with him all the time. For the Left, Rove served for many years as the go-to bogeyman, the marquee name with which to conjure before...
  • Michael Savage can’t quite bring himself to insult Peggy Noonan

    10/18/2014 6:13:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 34 replies
    Over the years, no one has been safe from Savage’s venom… Rush Limbaugh? Fat fraud. Sean Hannity? Liar. Mark Levin? Corrupt. Glenn Beck? Huckster, con man. Charles Krauthammer? Overrated. Bill Kristol? Warmonger. Breitbart.com? Fake conservatives. Dick Cheney? King of the Neocons. Rand Paul? Too short. Ted Cruz? Snake. Marco Rubio? Biggest fraud. John Bolton? A deranged walrus. Firefighters? Lazy. Ferguson prosters? Animals. Paleo-dieters? Schmendricks. Jay-Z & Beyonce? Lowlife garbage. Russian women? They age badly. SNIP "We all love her to death, but [her columns] have no impact whatsoever. "
  • Editorial: We recommend Greg Abbott for Texas governor (Dallas Morning News!)

    10/18/2014 4:31:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 16, 2014 | The Editors
    Texas’ two leading gubernatorial candidates have earned our respect despite their flaws. Republican Greg Abbott is the model of perseverance for fighting back in a wheelchair from a spine-crushing 1984 accident to become attorney general. Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis demonstrated exceptional courage with her 2013 Senate filibuster to halt legislation aimed at restricting abortion rights. These two uphold Texas’ fighting spirit. When this newspaper weighs all the issues, however, Abbott tips the balance as the candidate most capable of sustaining the state’s economic success and holding in check growing extremism in the state GOP. Texas Republicans’ hard-right swing in...
  • Apple and Facebook Offer Coverage for Egg Freezing. Is it a Sign of Progress for Women?

    10/18/2014 3:06:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aleteia ^ | October 17, 2014 | ELIZABETH KIRK
    Both the perk and the process can deceive and exploit those it intends to help. It’s not very romantic, but the idea of egg freezing – preserving one’s eggs for later reproductive use – has a sort of practical appeal. Take my case. My husband and I met when I was 29 years old and, when we married three years later, we spent the better part of my 30s struggling with infertility. So, when the concept surfaces in the news, as it did recently with reports that Facebook and Apple will offer a benefit to cover the costs of their...
  • New York Times ideological cocoon verified

    10/18/2014 2:32:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    A man named Tyler Pearson had posted a list of the 1000 Twittter accounts most commonly followed by the 677 New York Times staffers on the paper’s public list. It is, as you would expect,embarrassingly cocooned: Times staffers follow people who share the liberalish/leftish viewpoint of the Times itself, meaning these staffers are less likely to even find out discordant information. Which may be why they are so often surprised, or late to a story. …
  • Seattle Socialist Party Wants $20 Per Hour Minimum Wage, Offers $13 Per Hour For Website Manager

    10/17/2014 10:46:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/17/14 | Eric Owens
    A socialist party that wants to raise the federal minimum wage to $20 per hour is currently advertising a job for an experienced web developer paying $13 per
  • Neil Young: Al Qaeda More Moral Than US Army Because of Smaller Carbon Footprint

    10/17/2014 9:13:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Neil Young tour buses If only the Nazis had pursued a smaller carbon footprint, Neil Young would have joined the party. He had to settle for joining the Green Nazis. In an interview with radio shock-jock Howard Stern, Canadian rocker Neil Young suggested a fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) is not worth the release of greenhouse gases from military vehicles.“And yet we are fighting what? ISIS…al-Qaeda. And we are fighting these wars against these organizations and their carbon footprint has got to be like 1% of our huge army and our navy and all of this stuff that...
  • Magna Carta Remembered, Finally

    10/17/2014 7:57:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 21 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 16, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A venerable enumeration of the rights of man is barely taught anymore, resulting in record low recognition of same. “I went to see the Magna Carta when it was on display a few years ago,” British Conservative MP Daniel Hannan remembered in a speech in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week. “You can get right up to it: Nobody comes.” “When it was on display in New York City in 1939, 14 million people came to see it.” Hannan was the keynote dinner speaker at the Philadelphia Society’s regional meeting on Friday, October 10th. The Society of leading conservative intellectuals was...
  • Moms Demand Action Pushes Gun Ban After Masked Man Robs Kroger Bank

    10/17/2014 7:52:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 15, an armed man wearing a skeleton mask robbed a bank inside a Cincinnati Kroger, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America responded by calling the robbery "a wake up call to Kroger's leadership to prohibit the open carry of firearms in its stores." Armed robberies are already banned by law, but such laws did not stop the man in the skeleton mask from carrying out his evil deed.
  • 'Dancing with Duck Dynasty': Heiress gives God glory.

    10/17/2014 7:07:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    wnd.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Diana Anderson-Tyler
    Most of us would describe the runaway hit TV show “Duck Dynasty” with terms such as “redneck,” “duck hunting,” “bayou,” “backwoods” and, of course, “beards.” However, I would argue that the word the Robertson family would most like their viewers to associate them with is “faith.”
  • UCLA’s New Cover Girl: Guess Which Far Leftist It Is!

    Look whose photo graces the campus of UCLA, meant to be an inspiration to incoming students. The woman in the photo is standing above the slogan: “We Question.” On the right-hand side, in small letters, students are informed that they are “the optimists.” This banner adds to the shadow that today is cast over so many of our major universities. For those who can’t identify her, the photo depicts Angela Davis, the notorious former Communist Party USA leader who, beginning in the ’60s, molded together black nationalism with Marxism-Leninism. She created a heady brew for recruiting new cadre into the...
  • Choosing a republican President

    10/16/2014 8:21:03 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 15, 2014 | David Corbin and Matthew Parks
    Note: This is the first in a series of essays examining the prospects for electing a republican president in 2016 and ultimately reining in the modern imperial presidency through the lens of Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist essays on the executive branch. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a politician making Iowa or New Hampshire his second home must be in want of the presidency. We’ve got more than a few of those these days and can expect the 2016 presidential campaign to begin in earnest minutes after the mid-term elections conclude. Expect the Big Announcement from Hillary some time “around”...
  • Feminist Nixes Speaking Engagement To Protest Utah State University's Pro-Gun Policies

    10/16/2014 7:25:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 14 feminist speaker Anita Sarkeesian canceled a speaking engagement at Utah State University upon learning that state law forbids the university from banning concealed carry on campus.
  • Newark Boy Speaking At Anti-Violence Event Interrupted By Nearby Gunfire

    10/16/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | unk
    ......a poetic plea from an 8-year-old boy. His message was broadcast inside a community center in Newark on Saturday afternoon, but his words were interrupted by gunshots. “Violence came as I was talking,” Nyeeam Hudson said. During Nyeeam’s plea for peace, a young man was shot and killed outside.
  • Police: Manchester student attempted to kill fellow student with knife

    10/16/2014 6:18:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    timesdispatch.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | MARK BOWES
    A Manchester High School student walked up behind a fellow student he knew in a music classroom Monday and repeatedly stabbed and slashed the victim in an attempt to kill him, a juvenile intake officer testified Tuesday at the defendant’s detention hearing. Reading from a police report during the hearing in Chesterfield County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Chesterfield Intake officer Ronald Burroughs told a judge that Chad Hensley, 17, approached fellow student Benjamin Millefolie, also 17, from behind and began stabbing him multiple times in front of a class full of students.
  • Ben Shapiro: The Myth of the Tiny Radical Muslim Minority (video)

    10/15/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 10-15-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    In the debut of Reality Check, Ben Shapiro takes on Ben Affleck and the myth that only a tiny minority of Muslims worldwide are radical.
  • Not All Catholic Bishops Onboard With Positive Language Toward Same-Sex Couples in Synod Report

    10/15/2014 11:30:57 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/15/2014 (1:53 PM EDT) | Stoyan Zaimov
    Pope Francis leads the synod of bishops in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican October 6, 2014. Pope Francis opened a global Roman Catholic assembly on Sunday showing his apparent irritation with Church leaders who have waged a sometimes bitter public battle between progressives and conservatives on family issues. A recently released midterm report from the Synod of Bishops on the family, which defended the traditional definition of marriage but used positive language towards same-sex couples in some situations, has garnered controversy among some bishops who say it does not accurately reflect the assembly's views. "In regard to homosexuality, there...
  • A Fuss Over Dust: Planck Satellite Fails to Confirm Big Bang 'Proof'

    10/15/2014 7:16:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 33 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-13-14 | Jake Hebert, Ph.D.
    A Fuss Over Dust: Planck Satellite Fails to Confirm Big Bang 'Proof' by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * During a high profile news conference in March 2014, the BICEP2 radio astronomy team announced purported direct evidence for inflation— an important part of the modern Big Bang model.1 In Big Bang cosmology, inflation is a hypothesized "growth spurt" in which the universe enormously increased in size. Inflation was an ad hoc addition to the Big Bang model intended to solve some very serious theoretical difficulties, including the Big Bang's own version of the seeing-distant-starlight-in-a-young- universe problem.2 Inflation was originally thought to have...
  • A Black South African on Israel and Apartheid (video)

    10/15/2014 4:05:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    prageruniversity.com ^ | 10-13-2014 | Kenneth Meshoe
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcEL-NlxBk0There is widespread allegation -- really a slander -- that Israel is an apartheid state. That notion is simply wrong. It is inaccurate and it is malicious. And it will not help to promote peace and harmony in the Middle East. Its only purpose is to demonize Israel, and to isolate her in an attempt to de-legitimize Israel's existence. And because it is so inaccurate, it betrays the memory of those who suffered through a real apartheid. As a black South African, who was born under apartheid, in the administrative capital of South Africa, Pretoria, I know what apartheid is....
  • Teaching American Students They're Victims Is A Grave Disservice

    10/15/2014 2:59:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10-15-14 | Thomas Sowell
    Goddard College's recent decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by "educators" in our schools and colleges. Such "educators" teach minorities born with an incredibly valuable windfall gain — American citizenship — that they are victims who have a grievance against people today who have done nothing to them, because of what other people did in other times. If those individuals who feel aggrieved could sell their American citizenship to eager buyers from around the world and leave, everybody would probably be better off. Those who...
  • Throwing Darwin a Curve

    10/14/2014 8:53:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 46 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-10-14 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    Throwing Darwin a Curve by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * “The pitch cuts the inside corner of the plate for strike two.” That familiar sound is heard on radios around the world. In fact, some of the best pitchers in America are not Americans. Great pitching ability is not limited to ethnicity or geography, but rather to human beings alone. Great pitchers make it look so easy, and “practice makes perfect,” but it helps that the brain power necessary for control, neurological connections, and muscular arrangements for the human arm are exceedingly better than any system that exists on...
  • Oh, Look: the Official Statements about Ebola Are Subtly Shifting

    10/14/2014 8:00:58 AM PDT · by pabianice · 52 replies
    National Review Morning Jolt ^ | 10/14/14 | Geraghty
    Uh-oh: “We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control, because even a single infection is unacceptable,” Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a news conference. Frieden did not detail precisely how the extensive, government-issued safety protocols in place at many facilities might need to change or in what ways hospitals need to ramp up training for front-line doctors or nurses . . . Officials have said [nurse Nina] Pham wore protective gear, including a gown, gloves, a mask and a face shield, while caring for Duncan on multiple occasions. But...
  • Lefty Rock Critic: Killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown Result of ‘Hatred’ for Obama

    10/14/2014 6:33:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/13/2014 | Tom Johnson
    I’m not a psychiatrist, I haven’t sat down and interviewed George Zimmerman or the cop who shot Michael Brown, I don’t know what their motives are, I don’t know what kind of people they are, what kind of childhood traumas they have experienced. But I don’t think it’s nuts that in a certain way, when that cop killed Michael Brown, and when George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, they were killing Barack Obama.
  • Vatican document challenges Church to change attitude to gays

    10/13/2014 10:54:05 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 158 replies
    In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer" and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognize positive aspects of same-sex couples. Roman Catholic gay rights groups around the world hailed the paper as a breakthrough, but Church conservatives called it a betrayal of traditional family values. The document, prepared after a week of discussions at an assembly of 200 bishops on the family, said the Church should challenge itself to find "a fraternal space" for homosexuals without compromising Catholic doctrine on family and matrimony. While the...
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day Is Offensive to Indigenous People

    10/13/2014 10:43:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/13/2014 | Tim Cavanaugh
    It was either Francis Parkman or Frederick Jackson Turner or the composer of the theme from F Troop who first laid down an essential truth about the American experience: In the end, Paleface and Redskin both turn chicken. Now the same white male power structure that made Black History Month the shortest month in the calendar and sabotaged the Susan B. Anthony dollar by making it indistinguishable from a quarter is at it again. And the oppression is coming from the supposedly sympathetic, progressive side: The city of Seattle, Washington, has designated an “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on the second Monday...
  • What Happens When Second Graders Are Treated to a Seven-Course, $220 Tasting Meal?

    10/13/2014 9:28:08 AM PDT · by Baynative · 57 replies
    NYT mag ^ | 10/10/14 | JEFFREY BLITZ
    One Saturday afternoon last month, six second graders from P.S. 295 in Brooklyn got a head start on the fine-dining life when they visited the acclaimed French restaurant Daniel. There, five waiters presented them with a seven-course tasting menu (after the trio of canapés and an amuse-bouche, naturellement). The meal was overseen by the star chef and eponym himself, Daniel Boulud, whose goal was, he says, “for the children to really discover a lot of flavor, a lot of layers, a lot of texture.”
  • 'Global warming scare' declared 'over'

    10/13/2014 7:27:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/13/2014 | Bob Unruh
    Scientists and others on a team assembled by the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, which focuses on free-market solutions to today’s problems, say the “scare” of global warming from the use of carbon fuels and other human activities “is over.” It’s “past time” for the world to realize that and “stop the madness of wasting great sums of money on EPA’s imaginary threat,” contends Kenneth Haapala, the executive vice president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project at the Heartland Institute. Institute experts said Thursday the Remote Sensing Systems, which provide data to NASA, NOAA and the National Science Foundation, have confirmed...
  • Clarice Feldman: The Emperor of Plagues

    10/12/2014 9:30:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    Recently in a cave on a remote island in the Pacific anthropologists found this document sealed in a stone coffer. After months of hard work they translated it from an ancient tongue almost lost to history. I, the official scribe of my people, write this with full authority of the ruling body for those of you who should come upon it in good time. It is the story of a long-ago Emperor about whom you ought to know. The father of the Emperor was said to be a god from an ancient land across the sea who often imbibed too...
  • Never let a protest go to waste

    10/12/2014 7:45:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    Thousands gathered Saturday for a second day of organized rallies and marches protesting Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and nationwide. The events remained peaceful but boisterous gatherings into the night. Vietnam-era peace activists, New York City seminarians and hundreds of fast-food workers bused in from Chicago, Nashville and other cities marched alongside local residents, spurred by a national campaign dubbed Ferguson October.
  • Blatant intolerance of the 'tolerant' left

    10/12/2014 6:08:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | Ann Marie Murrell
    To prove my point, I have compiled a list of yummy quotes from a website called What Liberals Say, highlighting the extreme intolerance of the “tolerant” left, beginning with Vice President Joe Biden. Do Biden’s racist remarks represent intolerance? Yes, considering what would happen if a Republican had said anything similar. Joe Biden’s racist statement about Obama: “I mean you’ve got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean that’s a storybook, man.”
  • Why Obama Won't Listen to Leon Panetta

    10/09/2014 3:07:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/08/2014 | Ron Fournier
    A senator. A House member. A former presidential campaign manager. An adviser to President Obama. All Democrats, these officials have made it a habit to call or email me almost every week of Obama's second term to share their concerns about the course of his presidency. They ask only that I don't identify them. Some fear retribution; others don't want to compromise their financial or political standing inside their party. These Democrats speak admirably about the president's intellect, integrity, and intentions, but they question his leadership—an admittedly squishy term that can be unfairly deployed against people with the guts to...
  • Why do so many liberals despise Christianity?

    10/09/2014 10:51:00 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 43 replies
    The Week ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Damon Linker
    Liberals increasingly want to enforce a comprehensive, uniformly secular vision of the human good. And they see alternative visions of the good as increasingly intolerable. Liberalism seems to have an irrational animus against Christianity.
  • Che Guevara: The Man, the Myth, the Atrocities

    10/09/2014 9:09:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/9/2014 | Ashley Pratte
    Today marks 47 years since the death of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara—an international terrorist responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent people. Despite Che’s murderous history, the Left continues to glorify and idolize him. Images of Che’s face can be seen on t-shirts, coffee mugs, keychains, and sweatshirts—ironic because he wasn’t a proponent of free-markets. Students walk around their campuses wearing shirts with Che’s image on it, yet they have no idea of the atrocities he committed. Unfortunately, most students either ignore this part of his story or are never truly informed about his actions. Every year Young America’s...
  • Kroger snubs gun-grabbing 'Moms Demand Action

    10/09/2014 8:56:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/9/2014 | Leo Hohmann
    Kroger is the latest retailer in the cross-hairs of Moms Demand Action, a stridently anti-gun group funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But so far, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based grocery chain has not succumbed to the relentless assault of phone calls, text messages, petitions, emails and social media barbs tossed its way from the pressure group. Costco, Starbucks, Target, Chipotle and Jack in the Box all have capitulated to the Moms’ demands by at least partially changing their policies on guns. The companies all announced they would “ask” or “request” that their customers not carry guns while shopping...
  • Dad, the Dems, the Prospector, and His Old Friend

    10/09/2014 4:54:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10-9-2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    My 86-year-old preacher dad told me a great story. Surprisingly, it was a new parable rather than one dad forgot that he told me numerous times before. Dad said a prospector worked his land digging for gold. Every Saturday, the prospector would take his gold/gold dust to town and cash it in. One Saturday, he bumped into an old high school friend who had fallen upon hard financial times. The prospector graciously invited his friend to bring a shovel and dig for gold on his land. Generously, the prospector told his friend that he could keep all the gold...
  • Six Things to Consider During the Pink Month (cancer victims out of the merchandising field)

    10/08/2014 7:08:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | October 8, 2014 | Birgit Jones
    Every year, as October comes around, many breast cancer victims like me find themselves inwardly groaning. How can efforts purportedly for our benefit be so tragically off the mark, and even immoral? Yet every year, it seems that the public is somehow transported into a fake pink world of good intentions.Instead of telling you my particular story, or that of my daughter, IÂ’d like to share some thoughts and facts with you. Perhaps, slowly, we can get the charitable care of cancer victims out of the merchandising field and into the human support arena. Most of all, I urge you...
  • President Obama issues Muslim holiday, Mecca pilgrimage statement

    10/08/2014 5:34:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 65 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 8, 2014 | Diogenes
    President Barack Obama has issued a statement on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, which commemorates the Muslim belief that Abraham was willing to sacrifice to God his son Ishmael (rather than Isaac, as related in the Old Testament). “Michelle and I would like to extend our best wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Adha, and to congratulate those performing the Hajj [pilgrimage to Mecca] this year,” he said. “As our Muslim neighbors and friends gather for Eid celebrations, Muslim Americans are among the millions of pilgrims joining one of the world’s...
  • Kurdish female suicide bomber revealed to be mother of two

    10/07/2014 7:53:33 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | 7 October 2014 | Staff
    Dilar Gnecxemis, Kurdish fighter who carried out the "suicide bomb attack" on Sunday against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Kobane, was a 20-year-old mother of two and, commander in the the People’s Protection Unit (YPG), an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Dilar had run out of ammunition, a lone servitor in a gun battle with ISIS on a hill outside of Kobane, prompting her to thumb down a grenades hammer and present to the ISIS thugs. Dilar’s attack was the first reported instance of a female Kurdish fighter blowing herself up against the group...
  • George Will speech at Scripps College canceled because of tolerance, or something

    10/07/2014 7:19:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    This story begins almost four months ago, when Washington Post columnist George Will challenged the Obama administration’s attempts to use debunked data to push a narrative of an epidemic of sexual assaults on American college campuses. Will also criticized the expansion of the term “sexual assault” to a nearly meaningless definition, and the demand by the White House for colleges to use a minimal standard of evidence to “convict” the accused. For being one of the first to call foul on the Department of Education’s efforts, Will earned the ire of progressives and activists, and one newspaper stopped carrying...
  • How Liberals Dominate the Public Debate: By Controlling the Language.

    10/07/2014 7:09:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/07/2014 | CM Phillips
    According to former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, the Democrats have a linguistics “Jedi” named George Lakoff (rhymes with back off), a Professor of Linguistics at U.C. Berkeley. He advises Democrats on how to win in the political arena by controlling the language. Lakoff's theory -- according to his Little Blue Book -- is that people use metaphors or narratives make decisions about politics. The way liberals frame issues in narratives undermines conservative’s positions in a subtle way that lets Democrats easily defend their disastrous policies.Here are ten examples: 10) ObamaCare – At one point, the president embraced the word...
  • South Carolina: Gay marriage not immediately likely in SC

    10/06/2014 1:23:19 PM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    Aiken Standard/Ass Press ^ | Oct 6, 2014 | Jeffery Collins
    <p>COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied appeals from five states seeking to preserve gay-marriage bans. The move doesn’t mean same-sex marriages will begin immediately in South Carolina, but experts say such unions probably aren’t too far off.</p> <p>WHAT WILL THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DO?</p>
  • The Constitution and Original Intent are Still Relevant Today

    10/06/2014 12:17:14 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 4, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Contrary to the assertions of critics of the original intent approach to the Constitution, super majority rules, such as requiring a two-thirds majority to amend the Constitution, “tend to produce desirable constitutional provisions” such as granting blacks voting rights and women as well, Michael Rappaport, a law professor at the University of San Diego, said recently in remarks at the Cato Institute. Rappaport coauthored the recently released book, Originalism and the Good Constitution, with John McGinnis of Northwestern University’s Law School, who also appeared in the seminar at Cato. McGinnis also noted that the problem with the original Constitution, regarding...
  • ABC Uses Entire Episode of Primetime Drama “Scandal” To Push Anti-Gun Agenda

    10/06/2014 10:41:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    controversialtimes.com ^ | 10/6/2014 | Hunter Roosevelt
    ABC’s political drama “Scandal” focuses on a Washington DC crisis management firm that serves the White House and the fictional presidential administration. In the second episode of the show’s fourth season, in what is going to be the fictional president’s state of the union address, a school shooting mirroring the Sandy Hook shooting happened. The fictional president used his entire State of the Union address to come out against guns. Here are some quotes: