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  • Conservative Think Tank: Mess Is the GOP's Fault (Gingrich "extremism must be punished and ignored")

    04/30/2012 3:42:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    Newser ^ | April 30, 2012 | Mark Russell
    Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist slammed for radicalizing Washington Washington is more dysfunctional than it has been in 40 years, and while Democrats have deserved their share of the blame over the years, today "the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party," write Thomas E. Mann and Norman Ornstein in the Washington Post. What makes their column particularly interesting is that Ornstein is not liberal, but a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, and Mann is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Together, they call the GOP an "insurgent outlier in American politics" because of the...
  • End-of-life care: Pain control carries risk of being called a killer

    04/29/2012 4:46:29 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 195 replies
    AMA News ^ | April 16, 2012 | Kevin B. O'Reilly
    End-of-life care: Pain control carries risk of being called a killer Accusations of euthanasia are common as patients, families and even other health professionals struggle to adjust to the new realities of end-of-life care. By Kevin B. O'Reilly, amednews staff. Posted April 16, 2012. Three decades after hospice emerged as the standard of care for terminally ill patients, the end-of-life treatments that palliative medicine physicians provide are frequently referred to as murder, euthanasia and killing.More than half of hospice and palliative medicine physicians say patients, family members and even other health professionals have used those terms to describe care they...
  • Wilders Agonistes

    04/29/2012 2:54:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | SUNDAY, 29 APRIL 2012 05:41 | ANDREW BOSTOM
    Wilders Agonistes SUNDAY, 29 APRIL 2012 05:41 ANDREW BOSTOM Andrew Bostom: A review-essay on Marked for Death: Islam’s War Against the West and Me [1], by Geert Wilders, Regnery Publishing, May1, 2012, 256 pp. As I told the Editor of The American Thinker, Tom Lifson: "Although lengthy, this review-essay will provide readers with a definitive understanding of one of the West’s most important political leaders, whose grasp of the civilizational jihadist threat, and willingness to combat it, are unequalled.” » If you like this article, please subscribe to Right Side News Daily Both part1 [2] and part 2 [3] are...
  • Brave New World (is Here!)

    04/29/2012 9:16:09 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 28, 2012 | KYLE SMITH
    Brave New World (is Here!) If Orwells 1984 is a cautionary tale about what we in the capitalist West largely avoided, Aldous Huxleys Brave New World is largely about what we got a consumerist, post-God happyland in which people readily stave off aging, jet away on exotic vacations and procreate via test tubes. They have access to Feelies similar to IMAX 3-D movies, no-strings-attached sex, anti-anxiety pills and abortion on demand. They also venerate a dead high-tech genius, saying Ford help him in honor of Henry Ford just as today we practically murmur In Jobs We Trust. In many...
  • Women That Love Guns

    04/28/2012 8:46:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies ^ | 26 April, 2012 | Gabby Markowitz
    Am I less feminine because Im a gun-loving girl? Of course not. (If anything, I find myself getting more girly the more I play with guns.) However, a few conversations Ive had lately have caused me to examine how loving guns affects my projected self. Allow me to be clear: By no means am I fixated on others opinions of me, but as a single woman in my early 30s, I believe its understandable that I care (within reason) about my perceived femininity and sexuality. The first conversation happened a few weeks ago while I was in NYC visiting my...
  • 8 Ways the Media Doesnt Understand Gun Owners

    04/28/2012 8:01:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Kyle Wintersteen
    This is a dire situation: I have three anti-gun media hit pieces left to read, and Im down to my last antacid. I normally ration them, but that last story was a real doozy. Why endure such torture? If you can grasp the mindset of someone who fears gun ownershipwho doesnt even trust himself with the right, let alone youyoull be better equipped to articulate your point of view. The more were familiar with the other sides argument, misguided as it may be, the better equipped we are to defeat it. Ive learned something through this approach: Big Media does...
  • College Group Told to Eliminate 'Personal Commitment to Jesus' in Bylaws

    04/27/2012 9:23:36 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 46 replies ^ | Alex Murashko
    A Christian student group at Vanderbilt University has been told by the school's administration that it will lose its recognized status on campus unless the group removes its requirement that its leaders have a "personal commitment to Jesus Christ," says a Christian legal association. Despite a discussion with school officials at the beginning of the year that led members of the group to believe their bylaws were approved, the group was told last week that the university's new policy barring religious groups from selecting members and leaders based on faith requirements will disqualify the group next school year. The Christian...
  • A Mormon America, Brought To You By Mitt Romney

    04/27/2012 4:16:26 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 172 replies
    christiannewstoday ^ | 4/27/10 | By Tricia Erickson, author of the book, Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters?
    If the GOP didnt hurt us enough by propping John McCain up to be our 2008 nominee, handing us Barack Obama on a silver platter, now, by serving up this horrendous Romney Manchurian Candidate to be our next President, they are further promoting another party member, the POM, the Party of Mormonism. We have seen the power of the Mormon voting bloc by way of Romney winning Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Hawaii and Florida, and Utah will be a slam-dunk. We can expect that 90% of the 6 million US Mormons will vote for Romney. According to LDS statistics and...
  • Big Labors big moment

    04/27/2012 11:52:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/12 | Allen/Bravender
    Unions' recent efforts include the Wisconsin recall campaign. For years Big Labor has been looking small, but it doesnt feel that way now. Unions won an Ohio referendum overturning Gov. John Kasichs effort to restrict collective bargaining for government employees. They built a recall campaign that could still knock Republican Scott Walker out of the governors mansion in Maple Bluff, Wis. And on Tuesday night, they kneecapped Rep. Jason Altmire in a Pennsylvania Democratic primary getting payback for his vote against the presidents health care law. Not bad for a movement that had been read its last rites. The...
  • Homer Simpsons Dumber Brother Is Back

    04/27/2012 6:41:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Bruce Krafft
    Former U.S.ambassador Dan Simpson is once again weighing in on the gun issue. Some of you may remember the modest proposal he came out with shortly after the VA Tech shootings, and while his new screed does not contain ideas like: The disarmament process would begin after the initial three-month amnesty his proposals are still unacceptable. Perhaps he needs a reminder of just what sort of unintended consequences his anti-gun nuttery might produce . . . [Foreword by David Codrea: This may make some uncomfortable, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. And after all, it's just a hypothetical "ping,"...
  • Dad rescues brain dead son from doctors wishing to harvest his organs boy recovers completely

    04/26/2012 3:07:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 25, 2012 | MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
    LEICESTER, England, April 25, 2012 ( - According to the Daily Mail newspaper, a young British man owes his life to an insistent father who would not allow his son’s organs to be removed from his body, despite assurances from four doctors that his son could not recover from the wounds he had suffered in a recent car accident. The Mail reports that Stephen Thorpe, then 17, was placed in a medically-induced coma following a multi-car pileup that had already taken the life of his friend Matthew, who was driving the vehicle. Although a team of four physicians insisted that...
  • Barney Frank Makes a Misdiagnosis on Obamacare (psychotic Dem alert!)

    04/26/2012 12:19:24 PM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | 4/26/12 | Conason
    Representative Barney Frank, who is not seeking re-election, gave a memorable exit interview this week to New York magazine suggesting that President Barack Obama "underestimated, as did Clinton, the sensitivity of people to what they see as an effort to make them share the health care with poor people." The Democratic Party "paid a terrible price for health care," Frank said. "I would not have pushed it as hard." Frank's take is self-serving... ...But let's not pretend health care reform was a fatal Iraq-style distraction from the main event. Instead of costing thousands of lives, it will potentially save many...
  • Cut world population and redistribute resources, expert urges (Says Stanford Prof. Paul Ehrlich)

    04/26/2012 12:06:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/26/2012 | John Vidal
    The world's most renowned population analyst has called for a massive reduction in the number of humans and for natural resources to be redistributed from the rich to the poor.Paul Ehrlich, Bing professor of population studies at Stanford University in California and author of the best-selling Population Bomb book in 1968, goes much further than the Royal Society in London which this morning said that physical numbers were as important as the amount of natural resources consumed.The optimum population of Earth enough to guarantee the minimal physical ingredients of a decent life to everyone was 1.5 to 2...
  • Scientists Confirm: Guns are Manly

    04/26/2012 5:28:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies ^ | 25 April, 2012 | dabneybailey
    UCLA anthropologists found that test subjects holding a handgun are significantly more terrifying than people holding tools or other objects. Are you surprised? During the experiment, scientists asked men to hold an object, ranging from hand guns and water guns to saws and paint brushes. The anthropologist took a photograph of each hand and showed them to 600 test subjects, who were then asked to guess the approximate height and strength of the person holding the object. Their answers confirmed what we knew all along: people who hold guns are more intimidating. On average, test subjects guessed that men with...
  • From a Progressive "Christian" Online Group: "How I Became a Heretic with Help from Jesus"

    04/25/2012 1:00:43 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 14 replies
    North Seattle Progressive Christians Meetup Group | Jonathan Tong
    University Congregational United Church of Christ Come hear one of the most passionate and committed voices for progressive Christianity speak this Wednesday at the U District in Seattle. The title of the lecture is "How I Became a Heretic with Help from Jesus." Rev. Meyers is senior minister at Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, the fastest growing UCC church in the Kansas Oklahoma conference. He is also a tenured professor of philosophy at Oklahoma City University, an author, a syndicated columnist, and an award-winning commentator for National Public Radio.
  • Atheist group wants firefighter's 91-year-old war memorial and prayer removed

    04/25/2012 10:33:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies ^ | 4-25-2012 | unknown
    WOONSOCKET, R.I. (FOX 25) - The Firefighters Prayer is a creed dear to firefighters all over the United States; however, that prayer and a monument in Woonsocket, R.I. are under fire by a national group which says the department is blurring the lines of religion. Tom Poole, a disabled veteran, is one of many in Woonsocket trying to protect a cross that stands on top of a monument located in the parking lot of the citys fire station on Cumberland Hill Road. The monument was erected 91 years ago to honor Woonsocket war veterans, including the three brothers killed in...
  • Smith Gets GOP Nod in Jammed Senate Race (Smackdown of Pennsylvania GOP-e by TEA Partier)

    04/25/2012 8:32:48 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 23 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 24 April 2012 (updated 4 hours ago) | Andrew Conte
    Armstrong County coal entrepreneur Tom Smith broke away from a crowded field of contenders on Tuesday to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate and the opportunity to take on incumbent Sen. Bob Casey Jr. Smith, 64, of Plumcreek won 42 percent of the vote with 65 percent of precincts reporting, preliminary results showed. "This election will be about Sen. Casey's record. In his six years in the Senate, Casey has been President Obama's most trusted ally in massively expanding government, ballooning the debt and eroding our freedoms," Smith said. "A half-million unemployed Pennsylvanians deserve a senator with the real...
  • Georgetown community criticizes Sandra Fluke campus event (closed to public & media)

    04/25/2012 6:10:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    EWTN ^ | April 24, 2012
    Georgetown University Healy Hall. Credit: Aurelien Guichard More than 100 students and alumni of Georgetown University criticized activist Sandra Flukes recent invitation to speak on campus without clarification of the Catholic Churchs teaching on contraception. The group signed a letter calling on the Jesuit university to release a statement clarifying its position on this fundamental issue of debate to ensure that students are accurately informed on both the universitys current insurance policy and Church teaching. The statement came in response to an April 16 campus event, titled A Conversation with Sandra Fluke on Contraception Access.Fluke gained national attention in February,...
  • Why America Is Still the Best Hope

    04/25/2012 5:51:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/25/2012 | Dennis Prager
    Does it break some unwritten rule for a columnist to bring his readers attention to his own book? If so, I ask your indulgence. But, after nearly a thousand columns and twelve years since my last book, I hope readers will forgive me for noting that today, April 24, 2012, HarperCollins is publishing the culmination of a lifetime of thinking and years of the most challenging writing of my life. The book is Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph. It is an argument on behalf of the moral superiority and universal applicability ...
  • Should every family own a gun?

    04/25/2012 5:21:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 71 replies ^ | 24 April, 2012 | Lisa Bedford
    Anti-gun rhetoric has been a fact of my life as long as I can remember. As a new mom, I even tried keeping toy guns out of the house, because I had bought into some of the myths surrounding gun ownership, such as: 1) Accidental gun deaths are bound to happen with a gun in the house. 2) A gun-free home will keep kids safe from guns. 3) If kids play with toy guns, they will grow up to be violent. All of those are nonsense, of course, but as a mom, all I wanted was for my children to...
  • Annie Oakley: Supported women's equality by embracing Second Amendment rights

    04/25/2012 5:04:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 24 April, 2012 | Jarrett Stepman
    On April 24, 1885, the legendary female sharpshooter, Annie Oakley (Phoebe Ann Mosey), was hired by Nate Salsbury to perform in Buffalo Bills Wild West show. She could perform a wide range of tricks with a rifle, such as shooting cigarettes out of peoples mouths. Shooting was a way of life for Oakley, as she grew up hunting and providing food for herself and six siblings. Her father died at a young age and her mother had difficulty taking care of the family, so Oakley had to be independent. Oakley was the first woman to be hired as a trick...
  • Catholic Bishops Call For Two Weeks of Action Against Obama

    04/24/2012 3:01:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 24, 2012 | Martin Gould
    Roman Catholic leaders are calling for two weeks of public protests against President Barack Obama's policies as they intensify their argument that the administration is engaged in a war on religion. The days between June 21 and July 4 have been set aside by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops which has sought to end the administration's contraception mandate, among other policies. The protests against the Obama administration’s policies could be “the game-changer” in the presidential election, one leading lay churchman told Newsmax on Tuesday. The protests, dubbed “A Fortnight for Freedom” will be an “unprecedented, aggressive attack” against policies...
  • India deports Jewish writer connected to Islamist groups

    04/24/2012 1:04:16 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Spero News ^ | April 22, 2012 22:15
    India deports Jewish writer connected to Islamist groups Susan Nathan is the author of 'The Other Side of Israel', and has been associated with banned Islamist groups in India. Sunday, April 22, 2012 By Spero News Controversial British-born Jewish writer Susan Nathan was deported to Israel by the district authorities following a Kerala High Court ruling, officials said. The high court issued an order on March 16 for the deportation of 63-year-old Nathan, after the state government informed the court that she had connections with banned Islamic outfits like Students Islamic Movement of India and the National Development Front. Nathan,...
  • North Korea Issues Threat of Annihilation

    04/24/2012 10:43:34 AM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies
    Defense Update ^ | APRIL 24, 2012 06:00 | RICHARD_DUDLEY
    North Korea Issues Threat of Annihilation RICHARD_DUDLEY APRIL 24, 2012 06:00 For the past several days, North Korea has directed a string of increasingly hostile threats at South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his conservative administration. As usual with the Norths public pronouncements of doom, it is often difficult to separate reality from simple bombastic rhetoric. Such is the case with this latest round of promises of mass destruction. The most recent threats from the North differ from past announcements in that they have added a specific timeline and indicate that whatever is being planned will be executed in the...
  • Marxist Dreams and Soviet Realities

    04/24/2012 10:39:31 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Mises Daily ^ | Friday, April 20, 2012 | Ralph Raico
    Marxist Dreams and Soviet Realities Mises Daily: Friday, April 20, 2012 by Ralph Raico The sharp contrast that Alexis de Tocqueville drew in 1835 between the United States and Tsarist Russia "the principle of the former is freedom; of the latter, servitude"[1] became much sharper after 1917, when the Russian Empire was transformed into the Soviet Union. Like the United States, the Soviet Union is a nation founded on a distinct ideology. In the case of America, the ideology was fundamentally Lockean liberalism; its best expressions are the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights of the...
  • Voice of the Martyrs' Tom White's Death an Apparent Suicide Following Molestation Investigation

    04/24/2012 9:32:38 AM PDT · by robowombat · 73 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 4/20/2012 06:17PM | Jeremy Weber
    Voice of the Martyrs' Tom White's Death an Apparent Suicide Following Molestation Investigation Leader of prominent persecution ministry was being investigated by police on allegations of molesting a young girl. Jeremy Weber | posted 4/20/2012 06:17PM This week's death of a prominent persecution ministry leader is now being described as a possible suicide in the wake of a molestation investigation by local police. Tom White, executive director of The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), was found dead Wednesday morning in a warehouse at the ministry's headquarters in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, according to Tulsa CBS affiliate News on 6. Court records indicate...
  • San Francisco Parks Trashed On Earth Day (by ecofreaks)

    04/24/2012 9:29:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    HuffPo | 4/24/12 | Medina
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  • Institutionalizing Atrocity Prevention Wont Make Up for Obama’s Lack of Will to Act

    04/24/2012 9:17:03 AM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Commentary ^ | 04.23.2012 - 11:27 AM | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Institutionalizing Atrocity Prevention Wont Make Up for Obamas Lack of Will to Act Jonathan S. Tobin 04.23.2012 - 11:27 AM In his speech at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum this morning, President Obama once again said all the right things. Though speaking without the passion that can animate his utterances when he is talking about things he feels the most strongly such as demonizing his domestic opponents the president sounded many of the right notes about support for the state of Israel and preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons as well as the need for the United...
  • Bureaucratization

    04/24/2012 9:07:42 AM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Mises Daily ^ | April 23, 2012 | Ludwig von Mises
    Bureaucratization Mises Daily: Monday, April 23, 2012 by Ludwig von Mises [Liberalism (1927)] There is yet another sense in which it is commonly said that the necessary conditions for the realization of the liberal ideal of society no longer obtain today. In the big businesses made necessary by progress in the division of labor, the personnel employed must increase more and more. These enterprises must, therefore, in their conduct of business, become ever more like the government bureaucracy that the liberals in particular have made the target of their criticism. From day to day they become more cumbersome and less...
  • Does the Third Amendment Speak to the George Zimmerman Case?

    04/24/2012 8:57:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 23 April, 2012 | J. Neil Schulman
    Authors Note, April 23, 2012: I have removed the word gated from my description of the Twin Lakes community per the following link: According to Ryan Julison, assistant to Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump, Twin Lakes is actually not entirely gated. There is also no guard at the gate, there are no high fences. The community is just modest condos, Julison says, not protected with the electronic equivalent of a castle moat. So the Gate Access Form provided by The Retreat at Twin Lakes Homeowners Association could be considered somewhat misleading. J. Neil Schulman On February 26, 2012 George...
  • Tea party will absolutely back Romney in general election, says movement leader

    04/24/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 139 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 24, 2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    Though the tea party wasnt particularly enthused about Mitt Romneys presidential candidacy during the primary, one tea party leader who was present at the inception of the movement says the tea party will get behind the former Massachusetts governor going into the general election. Absolutely, the tea party can and will support Mitt Romney in the general election, and with great energy in the door-to-door ground game, said Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition and author of the recently released book, Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement. Its important also to...
  • A bishops unjust attack on Paul Ryan

    04/24/2012 4:15:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/23/2012 | Marc A. Thiessen
    President Obama attacked Rep. Paul Ryans budget as nothing but thinly veiled Social Darwinism. That is not surprising. What is surprising is that the chairman of a major committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops launched a similar scathing attack against Ryan, a faithful Catholic who says his budget work is informed and guided by the social teaching of the Church. Using Obamas campaign rhetoric, Bishop Stephen Blaire, chairman of the bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, recently wrote to Congress declaring that Ryans budget fails to meet [the Churchs] moral criteria because it does not require...
  • Commentary: Ann Coulter Says Blacks Need More Guns

    04/23/2012 6:56:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies ^ | 23 April, 2012 | Cord Jefferson
    Did you ever think youd 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 youre reading this, youve lived to see that day. In an interview on Bill OReillys Fox News program last week, Coulter said that, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, African-Americans should begin arming themselves. Heres 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 Lefts 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 months 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 ^ | 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 ^ | Geoffrey Dickens
    25. Billions of Lives At RiskWill Billions Die from Global Warming? ABCs on-screen graphic from the January 31, 2007 Good Morning America. 24. Who Needs Tanks, When Youve 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. Whats 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! Youre also...
  • Knights Of Columbus CEO Calls For 'The Next Great Awakening'

    04/20/2012 3:45:40 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 5 replies ^ | 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 OReilly 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 OReilly (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. OReillys 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 Americas 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 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 ^ | 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 we’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 they’re barely old enough to smile at the world. And I love toddlers, just learning to...
  • European Court upholds Germanys 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 Germanys 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 laws 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) ( In the 39 months since Barack Obama took the oath of office as president of the United States, the federal governments 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 TVs Cenk Uygur to Bill OReilly: Youre a godd**n Nazi [VIDEO]

    04/18/2012 10:41:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies ^ | 4/18/2012 | Jeff Poor
    Keith Olbermanns Worst Person in the World segment might be gone from Al Gores Current TV, but the name-calling isnt. On Current TVs The Young Turks on Tuesday, host Cenk Uygur attacked Fox News host Bill OReilly for claiming the mission of the far left is to silence some. Uygur tied the crusade against the lefts latest boogeyman, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), to an OReilly complaint about the tactics used by left-wing groups to silence opponents. Alright, before I go to my panel, let me just level Bill OReilly, 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 ^ | 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...