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  • Commentary: Ann Coulter Says Blacks Need More Guns

    04/23/2012 6:56:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    bet.com ^ | 23 April, 2012 | Cord Jefferson
    Did you ever think you’d live to see the day when you could make a Venn diagram for ultraconservative commentator Ann Coulter and historic Black leader Malcolm X? Well, if you’re reading this, you’ve lived to see that day. In an interview on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News program last week, Coulter said that, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, African-Americans should begin arming themselves. Here’s the full context of the conversation: Coulter: We are going to have a trial, but I was just making the point that if what [MSNBC] is claiming happened — that George Zimmerman stalked...
  • The Left’s ‘Colonel Kurtz’ Summer

    04/23/2012 2:14:05 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-23-2012 | David Steinberg - Commentary
    April 23, 2012The Left’s ‘Colonel Kurtz’ Summer For the self-aware Leftist, a Court ruling against Obamacare will — must — result in a terrible realization.David SteinbegThe complexity of a proposed solution can suggest great intellect, but if the problem is summing one and one, only a mid-century German philosopher would suggest a sufficiently complex solution could get us to three. And so goes Obamacare, and with it much of the Left’s ideology.The upcoming Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare cannot bury Leftism in a moment’s time; perhaps it will not even precipitate Barack Obama’s defeat. But do not ignore the potential:...
  • Homes abandoned amid riot warnings in Chicago

    04/21/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    WND ^ | April 21, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    In a sign of what may be coming, residents of a Chicago condo building located near the site of next month’s NATO summit have been asked to leave for the event or risk being caught in a storm of rioters. WND first reported in August 2011 that radicals, some with ties to President Obama, were planning to riot during the NATO summit. FOX Chicago News reported the people living in the 17-floor Library Tower building at 520 South State Street were warned in a letter from condo management that “we are STRONGLY recommending that all residents find places to stay...
  • Marriott promoting discounts to gay couples

    04/21/2012 2:35:40 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 90 replies
    times247.com ^ | Billy Hallowell
    The Marriott hotel chain is known for its comfortable rooms and amenities. But in addition to a plethora of appeasing services, the popular company also offers value packages to individuals who are gay. Curiously, numerous hotels within the Marriott chain offer what they call “OUT” packages. At the Renaissance Washington Marriott in Washington, D.C., for instance, the deal includes chocolate covered strawberries, sparking wine upon arrival and a copy of NaviGaytour Magazine, among other benefits. ... The main thrust of the deals seem to be predicated upon an urge to attract a gay customer base, while distinguishing the company as...
  • Merkel ally says Islam not part of Germany

    04/21/2012 2:17:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:36am EDT | Madeline Chambers
    A leading conservative politician said on Thursday that Islam did not belong in Germany, fuelling tension at a conference on integrating Muslims that also debated a controversial Salafist campaign to hand out copies of the Koran across the country. "Islam is not part of our tradition and identity in Germany and so does not belong in Germany," Volker Kauder, head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in parliament, told the Passauer Neue Presse. "But Muslims do belong in Germany. As state citizens, of course, they enjoy their full rights," he added. His remarks added to a highly charged nationwide debate about...
  • The Washington establishment is trying to defeat conservative insurgents

    04/21/2012 1:40:44 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 11 replies
    Senate Conservative Fund Email | April 21, 2012 | Timothy P. Carney/Jim DeMint
    Please read this story. The Washington establishment is trying to defeat conservative insurgents. We need to work together to level the financial playing field for Don Stenberg, Ted Cruz, and Mark Neumann. ------------------------------------- Washington Examiner | April 18, 2012 K Street and Tea Party again fight for soul of GOP By Timothy P. Carney Big business and the Tea Party are at swords' points once again, with GOP Senate primaries for the second straight election becoming proxy battles in the war over the soul of the Republican Party. Conservative insurgents pose serious threats this year to establishment Republicans in at...
  • Researchers make alternatives to DNA and RNA

    04/21/2012 10:34:28 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 6 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 21 April 2012 | Eryn Brown
    DNA and RNA molecules are the basis for all life on Earth, but they don't necessarily have to be the basis for all life everywhere, scientists have shown.
  • Earth Day Special: The Media's Top 25 Worst Environmental Quotes

    04/20/2012 5:06:45 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 7 replies
    mrc.org ^ | Geoffrey Dickens
    25. Billions of Lives At Risk“Will Billions Die from Global Warming?” — ABC’s on-screen graphic from the January 31, 2007 Good Morning America. 24. Who Needs Tanks, When You’ve Got the EPA? “And yet, Congresswoman Schneider, in 1989, fiscal 1989 as we say in America, the Environmental Protection Agency got $5.1 billion dollars and the Defense Department got $290 billion dollars. What’s that tell us about our priorities?” — ABC anchor Peter Jennings on the September 12, 1989 Capital to Capital special “The Environment: Crisis In the Global Village.” 23. $6 a Gallon Gas Will Save the Earth! “You’re also...
  • Knights Of Columbus CEO Calls For 'The Next Great Awakening'

    04/20/2012 3:45:40 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 5 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 19, 2012 | Craig Bannister/ Carl A. Anderson
    In Address To National Catholic Prayer Breakfast In his address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast today in Washington, DC, Knights of Columbus CEO and Chair Carl A. Anderson called for "the next great awakening in America." Anderson cited previous Great Awakenings in his call for Americans to embrace and defend a "culture of life and civilization of love." A transcript of his speech is below: National Catholic Prayer Breakfast AddressCarl A. Anderson, CEO and Chairman Of The Board Ladies and gentlemen, my fellow Catholics and my fellow Americans: We come together at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast to publicly...
  • A Progressive Perverts the Commerce Clause; but O’Reilly Gets it Right!

    04/20/2012 2:36:04 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 12 replies
    Righting Our Consent Newsletter | April20,2012 | Publius Huldah
    Bill O’Reilly (Fox News) made our Framers proud when, on March 26, 2012, he correctly explained [probably for the first time ever on TV] the genuine meaning of the interstate commerce clause. O’Reilly’s guest was Big Government Progressive Caroline Fredrickson, Esq., of the inaptly named “American Constitution Society.” In trying to defend obamacare, she said that our Framers intended to grant to Congress extensive powers over the “national economy”: “When the Founding Fathers adopted the Constitution, they put in the commerce clause ah specifically so that Congress could actually regulate interstate commerce. They envisioned a national economy, and we really...
  • Daily Kos Announces: 'The Fetus Is a Parasite'

    04/20/2012 8:51:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 4/20/2012 | Tim Graham
    There are times when you glance at the leftist Daily Kos blog and wonder if they're being sabotaged from the inside. Case in point: a blog titled "The fetus is a parasite." "Sasharusha" blogs "back to the whole fetus= parasite thing. That is how I see them. I don't see them as cute and cuddly. I see them as terrifying and scary. I see pregnancy the same way. Here are some examples on how pregnancy is a parasitic relationship: The Z/E/F sucks the nutrients from the mother. The "relationship" only benefits the fetus. The mother's organs and body parts become...
  • Hey, Libertarians: If you won't be my friend, could you please be my enemy?

    04/19/2012 12:17:33 PM PDT · by Greg Swann · 13 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    I swear to god, for the first time in my life I cannot seem to make an enemy on the internet! As a matter of strategy, this is what Man Alive! seeks: To disintermediate the ruling class. Disintermediation means cutting out the middle-man, and, by teaching you a new way of thinking about human nature and about your own unique self, the book puts you in charge of your own philosophical affairs. You no longer have to turn to so-called "thought leaders" -- most of whom are frauds anyway -- for answers -- which answers are almost always contrary to...
  • Why Conservatives Have Lost the Political Battle for America’s Soul

    04/19/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | April 18, 2012 | Gary North
    This was posted on one of GaryNorth.com forums. The battle for America’s political soul is always fought on the battlefield of federal politics. That’s why conservatives lose, generation after generation.” Dr. North, would you please elaborate on this, why you believe the battle for America’s political soul is fought in Federal politics and why it is that conservatives continue to lose, generation after generation? From the time of the ratification of the United States Constitution, American politics shifted to the national level. One of the things that I realized late in my career, even though I had been trained as...
  • From Man Alive! - "The love of Splendor is the life divine."

    04/19/2012 12:34:52 PM PDT · by Greg Swann · 21 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 12. The love of Splendor is the life divine. We see the world weÂ’re looking for. I see a world full of children. I see the adults around me, of course, and the houses and cars and trees and birds and animals. I love everything in existence, natural and man-made, and I take in everything the world brings to me. But I focus on the children. I love babies when theyÂ’re barely old enough to smile at the world. And I love toddlers, just learning to...
  • European Court upholds Germany’s anti-incest law on pro-family grounds

    04/18/2012 10:59:49 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4-18-12 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The European Court of Human Rights has upheld Germany’s anti-incest laws and has affirmed the sentence of a man sent to prison for fathering children with his sister. The Court concluded that the human rights of Patrick Stuebing were not violated when he was sent to jail for three years in 2005 for his sexual affair with his allegedly psychologically troubled sister Susan Karolewski, whom he had met as an adult after being adopted in early childhood. The Court cited several justifications for the law’s existence, including “protection of the family” and “self-determination and public health,” which are “set against...
  • The $5 Trillion Man: Debt Has Increased Under Obama by $5,027,761,476,484.56

    04/18/2012 1:47:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    CNS ^ | April 18, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The $5 Trillion Man: Debt Has Increased Under Obama by $5,027,761,476,484.56 By Terence P. Jeffrey April 18, 2012 President Obama shakes hands with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the State of the Union Address, Jan. 25, 2012. (AP Photo) (CNSNews.com)- In the 39 months since Barack Obama took the oath of office as president of the United States, the federal government’s debt has increased by $5,027,761,476,484.56. Although he has served less than a term, Obama is now the first American president to see the federal government's debt increase by more than $5 trillion during his time in office. During the...
  • Current TV’s Cenk Uygur to Bill O’Reilly: ‘You’re a godd**n Nazi’ [VIDEO]

    04/18/2012 10:41:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 4/18/2012 | Jeff Poor
    Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Person in the World” segment might be gone from Al Gore’s Current TV, but the name-calling isn’t. On Current TV’s “The Young Turks” on Tuesday, host Cenk Uygur attacked Fox News host Bill O’Reilly for claiming the mission of “the far left” is to silence some. Uygur tied the crusade against the left’s latest boogeyman, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), to an O’Reilly complaint about the tactics used by left-wing groups to “silence” opponents. “Alright, before I go to my panel, let me just level Bill O’Reilly,” Uygur said. “First of all it is your right-wingers...
  • From Man Alive! - "Indomitable you."

    04/18/2012 9:48:24 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 2 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 11. Indomitable you. If you have been paying attention to the slow-motion train wreck going on among the allegedly capitalist nation-states and their undeniably socialist central banks, you will have heard terms like “crony-capitalism” or “entitlement mentality.” Perhaps the pundits you have read have been honest enough to use a more comprehensive coinage – such as “moochers.” All of these ugly phenomena, and many others, are manifestations of a practice economists call “rent-seeking.” That term is used to mean market or legislative manipulations by which someone...
  • 92% Favor Strict Limits on Government To Protect the Individual

    04/18/2012 9:31:13 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 23 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Voters believe too much government power is a dangerous thing and put a very high value on protecting the rights of the individual. Sixty-five percent (65%) of Likely U.S. Voters agree with the statement that a government powerful enough to do everything you want is also powerful enough to take away everything you have. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that only 23% disagree with that statement. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure about it. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 16-17, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports....
  • The Right to Bear Arms is a Human Right

    04/18/2012 8:34:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 18 April, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    At the United Nations, the governments (and the dictatorships) of the world are conspiring to deny their people a means to defend their families and their liberty. The Small Arms Treaty and the U.N.’s project on International Small Arms Control Standards seek to impose global restrictions on gun ownership that would apply to Americans and the citizens of every country that ratified the agreements. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to support the treaty, an excuse for governments everywhere to empower themselves and limit their citizens instead of the other way around. As long as we’re limited to fighting...