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  • AZ Gov. Brewer's Exec. Order Blocks IDs, Benefits for Illegal Aliens Granted Obama Amnesty (YES!)

    08/15/2012 5:30:00 PM PDT · by montag813 · 34 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaNot in my state, you don't!After a day of lawlessness, with hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens lining up across the nation to apply for Obama's "deferred action" amnesty plan, and with spineless politicians cowering in the shadows, it took an Arizonan to stand up to Obama once again. Obama's old nemesis Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer tonight signed an executive order directing state agencies to deny driver's licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration program.Brewer's order issued Wednesday says she's reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law...
  • Anti-Christian Terror Attack in the Nation's Capital

    08/16/2012 4:33:20 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 26 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-15 13:26:13 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:At approximately 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, a man carrying a Chick-fil-A bag entered the lobby of the Family Research Council (FRC), a family-oriented Christian think-tank in Washington, D.C.According to news reports, having failed to pass himself off as an intern to the lobby security guard, the man allegedly pulled a handgun, shooting the guard in the arm. The guard returned fire, wounding the suspect, while lobby bystanders wrestled the deranged man to the floor."Don't shoot me, it was not about you," the shooter told the wounded guard, "It was what this place stands for," Fox News reported.The FBI...
  • Woman charged with injuring three at Gig Harbor-area store pleads not guilty

    08/15/2012 11:44:56 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 30 replies
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | Aug. 13, 2012 | Adam Lynn
    Pierce County prosecutors said today Laura K. Sorenson took three things into the Peninsula Market near Gig Harbor on Saturday afternoon: a history of mental illness, a hatred of men and a gun. By the time she left the market in handcuffs, three men were wounded, and blood covered the inside of the grocery at 14220 92nd Ave. N.W. Sorenson later told detectives “she had decided to kill herself and wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone else first,” court papers filed today show. “She states she had been molested as a young child and hated men,”...
  • NEW FAIR TAX VIDEO

    08/15/2012 10:45:11 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 1 replies
    Fair Tax ^ | 8 14 2012 | FAIR TAX
    Excellent new FAIR TAX VIDEO. 4 Minutes!http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer If you agree, please share the link with others.
  • Rock the Vote's Road Trip 2012

    08/15/2012 9:33:18 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 8 replies
    Rock the Vote ObaMao Rubber Stamps ^ | 15 August 2012 | Michelle Obama
    Hey Rock the Vote friends, Fasten your seatbelts, the #RTVRoadtrip bus is headed your way! Rock the Vote's Road Trip 2012 will be making stops across the country this election season. Starting on August 28th, you'll be able to find us in: Tampa, FL Orlando, FL Atlanta, GA Charlotte, NC Durham, NC Charlottesville, VA Washington, DC New Brunswick, NJ Philadelphia, PA University Park, PA And Midwest and West Coast stops will be announced soon! Each city's event will feature awesome live music (and even some celebrities!), voter registration, election information, free stuff, and really rad interactive activations.
  • In Harvard essay, young Michelle Obama argued for race-based faculty hiring

    08/15/2012 7:12:34 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2012 | Charles Johnson
    During her third and final year at Harvard Law School, first lady Michelle Obama — then named Michelle Robinson — penned an article for the newsletter of Harvard’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA), arguing that Harvard and its students were perpetuating “racist and sexist stereotypes” by not intentionally hiring minority and female law professors on the basis of their sex or skin color. The 1988 essay, titled “Minority and Women Law Professors: A Comparison of Teaching Styles,” ran in a special edition of the BLSA Memo. The future first lady justified her demands for more black and female law school...
  • Charlotte doctor challenges protesters to adopt 'ugly black babies'

    08/14/2012 8:27:45 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 9 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 8-13-12 | Karen Garloch
    Members of Operation Save America, a Texas-based anti-abortion group, have posted online video of Virmani challenging protestors to “adopt one of those ugly black babies” and get them “off the taxpayers’ money.”
  • How the Affordable Care Act Reduces Our Liberty

    08/13/2012 5:34:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | August 10, 2012 | Chris Conover
    With one to two weeks left before most schools begin their fall semester, there’s still time left to squeeze in a bit more summer reading. So if healthcare policy is your idea of a beach read, grab a copy of Why Obamacare is Wrong for America. Authored by former OMB associate director Jim Capretta, American Enterprise Institute resident fellow Tom Miller, Heritage Foundation senior fellow Bob Moffit, and Galen Institute president Grace-Marie Turner, the book makes nuances of the debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) palatable to a lay audience by breaking down the law into eight pillars. This...
  • In Upheaval for Egypt, Morsi Forces Out Military Chiefs

    08/13/2012 2:13:31 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 12, 2012 | KAREEM FAHIM
    CAIRO — President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt forced the retirement on Sunday of his powerful defense minister, the army chief of staff and other senior generals, moving more aggressively than ever before to reclaim political power that the military had seized since the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year. Mr. Morsi also nullified a constitutional declaration, issued by the military before he took office on June 30, that had gutted the authority of his office. On Sunday, he replaced it with his own declaration, one that gave him broad legislative and executive powers and, potentially, a decisive role in the...
  • Wisconsin: An Object-Lesson For The Rest Of The Union

    08/13/2012 10:22:23 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    The Outlook - Linked below - public domain | May 27th, 1911 | Theodore Roosevelt
    I doubt whether American students of social economics fully realize the extraordinary work that has been accomplished during the last decade, and is now being accomplished, in the State of Wisconsin under the lead of Senator La Follette and of the group of entirely practical and at the same time zealously enthusiastic workers who have come into active control of the State mainly or largely because of the lead he has given them. It has been both a comic and a lamentable fact that this great democratic republic, which has vaunted itself as a leader in the work of human...
  • Ben Rattray and Change.org

    08/12/2012 3:17:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 12, 2012 | Meredith May
    .....It was a learning moment for the entire family, and everyone, including Nick, emerged stronger for it. But it made Rattray re-examine all his priorities, about family, love, happiness and his goals. He decided that a life in pursuit of making money and personal indulgence was empty. But he didn't know how he could empower people all by himself. He just knew that he didn't fit in anymore with the corporate banking track at Stanford. ............Spreading democracy After graduating, he left for London to get a master's degree in political theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science....
  • College Rankings 2012: Most Conservative Colleges

    08/11/2012 7:04:56 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast / Newsweek ^ | 5 August 2012 | College Rankings
    The top 25 are posted at the link. Here is their summary of the top 10 most conservative colleges and universities: Ave Maria University Grove City College Franciscian University of Steubenville Freed-Hardeman University Dordt College Brigham Young University (Utah) Oklahoma Christian University Covenant College Northwestern College (Minnesota) Washington & Lee University
  • Paul Ryan: Midwesterner, Catholic, intellectual

    08/11/2012 10:20:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 59 replies
    WashingtonPost.com ^ | August 11, 2012 | David A. Fahrenthold and Jerry Markon
    Rep. Paul Ryan, announced Saturday as Mitt Romney’s running mate, is a lawyer’s son from Wisconsin who has become a genial, relentless force in Capitol Hill politics — uniting a fractured and squabbling GOP behind his plan to remake the federal budget. He is Catholic and has cited that faith —snip— major influences on his political views
  • Ryan Shrugged (Paul Ryan debunks an urban legend about his being a devoted follower of Ayn Rand)

    08/11/2012 9:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2012 | Robert Costa
    ‘You know you’ve arrived in politics when you have an urban legend about you, and this one is mine,” chuckles Representative Paul Ryan, the Budget Committee chairman, as we discuss his purported obsession with author and philosopher Ayn Rand. Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist, recently called Ryan “an Ayn Rand devotee” who wants to “slash benefits for the poor.” New York magazine once alleged that Ryan “requires staffers to read Atlas Shrugged,” Rand’s gospel of capitalism. President Obama has blasted the Ryan budget as Republican “social Darwinism.” These Rand-related slams, Ryan says, are inaccurate and part of an...
  • Ryan Seen As Romney’s Bridge To Conservatives

    08/11/2012 8:21:09 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 43 replies
    CBS-Boston ^ | August 11, 2012 8:01 AM | AP
    JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Even before Wisconsin sent Paul Ryan to Congress, he was meticulously carving a path that seemed to point only upward. As a young Capitol Hill staffer, he impressed Republican lawmakers with his hustle and intellectual curiosity. He blended quickly with an elite crop of conservative thinkers. By his 30s, he was a congressman on his way to becoming a GOP name brand with his push-the-edge budget proposals. Ryan’s climb reached new heights Saturday when Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced him as his running mate.
  • "From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel"

    08/09/2012 6:23:29 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | AUGUST 9, 2012 | Isi Leibler
    Wistrich on “The Left, the Jews and Israel” AUGUST 9, 2012 12:41 PM Isi Leibler "From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel" by Robert Wistrich. Robert Wistrich, Hebrew University professor of European and Jewish History and director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of anti-Semitism has just published his 29th book titled “From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews and Israel” (click here for Amazon link). It is an impressive tome of over 600 pages and follows his monumental seminal work “A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad”, published in...
  • See the Responses From Obama Supporters When Asked Why the Gov’t Should Pay for Contraception

    08/09/2012 12:38:45 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 9, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    From revealingpolitics.com comes these outrageous responses from Obama supporters outside the joint President Obama-Sandra Fluke campaign event in Denver on Wednesday. The interviewees were all dead-set on the government not having any place in the bedroom. But following that up with why then should the government pay for the contraception used in the bedroom, they seemed to falter. “The government has no place in our bedroom?” interviewer Caleb Bonham asked one woman. “No,” she asserted. “So you’re in support of contraception, government-funded contraception — why do you believe the government should pay for what goes on inside your bedroom?” The...
  • Pelosi 'Swears' Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House

    08/08/2012 8:48:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 74 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/8/12 | Eric Scheiner
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) told a recent gathering of the Women’s Political Committee that the spirits of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House. Pelosi said she heard them say: “At last we have a seat at the table”. A video recently posted on Youtube shows Pelosi speaking in May describing her first meeting with President Bush in the White House after becoming part of the Democratic House leadership.
  • Meat, Fur, Animals, God, and Nudity- A Standard interview with PETA

    08/09/2012 10:11:17 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 4 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-09-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this interview Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson host of the Conscience of Kansas radio program on KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM talks with Virginia Fort about the liberal animal rights group PETA.
  • Khalid Mohd: Man who torched wife gets life in prison

    08/09/2012 9:20:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10:45 a.m. EST, August 9, 2012 | Kevin P. Connolly
    A 41-year-old Palatka man who doused his first wife with lighter fluid and set her on fire two years ago was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. Khalid Abeljawwad Mohd was found guilty in June of various charges related to the attack on Rema Jamel in March 27, 2010 after she asked him to help extend her visa. "Mohd told her he would not help her and that he intended to bring his second wife from Jordan, where it is legal to have multiple wives, to live in Palatka," the State Attorney's Office said in a statement. Mohd then told...
  • Vengeance Is Ours (The Moral Case for Capital Punishment)

    08/09/2012 6:42:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/09/2012 | William Voegeli
    After Jonah Goldberg applied the case for capital punishment to the Aurora shootings, the liberal blogger Joel Mathis argued that executing James Holmes would serve no purpose other than retribution. Mathis implied that 1) deterrence can’t be part of the death-penalty debate in a case like the movie-theater atrocity, since people wicked or unhinged enough to contemplate perpetrating an unprovoked massacre of random strangers are unlikely to work through any cost-benefit analysis; and 2) there are people who think retribution is “justification enough” for capital punishment, but Mathis isn’t one of them and has a low opinion of those who...
  • Obama’s Attack on ‘Workfare’

    08/09/2012 6:04:02 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 4 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | August 8, 2012 | Robert Rector
    President Obama has created a firestorm by overturning the work requirements of the popular 1996 welfare-reform law. Now his White House is bristling because Mitt Romney dares to point out that fact on the stump and in a new campaign ad. Obama’s move is only the latest step in a long history of liberal opposition to work requirements. The Left blocked welfare-reform efforts under both Presidents Nixon and Reagan, for example. In 1996, a Republican Congress drafted a welfare-reform law — Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) — that for the first time established meaningful work standards for welfare recipients....
  • Pope: U.S. faces threats to religious freedom of ‘unprecedented gravity’

    08/08/2012 2:47:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 7, 2012 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    ROME, Italy, August 7, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI is warning that the United States is facing threats of “unprecedented gravity” to religious freedom. In a letter on behalf of the pope to Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone observed that “concerted efforts are being made to redefine and restrict the exercise of the right to religious freedom.” The comments come as the U.S. bishops campaign for religious liberty in the face of attacks such as President Obama’s HHS mandate, which requires employers to cover contraceptives, sterilizations, and...
  • Slow path to progress for U.S. immigrants: 43% on welfare after 20 years

    08/08/2012 1:31:13 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Immigrants lag behind native-born Americans on most measures of economic well-being — even those who have been in the U.S. the longest, according to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies, which argues that full assimilation is a more complex task than overcoming language or cultural differences. The study, which covers all immigrants, legal and illegal, and their U.S.-born children younger than 18, found that immigrants tend to make economic progress by most measures the longer they live in the U.S. but lag well behind native-born Americans on factors such as poverty, health insurance coverage and homeownership. The study,...
  • Democrats Run the Table in Last Night's Primaries (the definition of "psychosis")

    08/08/2012 8:49:21 AM PDT · by pabianice · 37 replies
    National Journal ^ | 8/8/12 | Kraushaar
    Last night's primaries in Michigan, Missouri, Washington state and Kansas couldn't have gone much better for Democrats. The party saw Republicans nominate their weakest candidate against Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who spent her own campaign money in order to affect the outcome of the primary. They saw Republicans tap a reindeer-farming Santa Claus with controversial views to run for the suburban Detroit seat recently held by Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich. And in a promising gubernatorial pickup opportunity for the GOP in Washington state, the first round of balloting showed Democrats still hold some fundamental advantages in a traditionally Democratic state....
  • Obama fights ban on indefinite detention of Americans

    08/07/2012 9:46:30 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 22 replies
    RT ^ | 07 August, 2012 | Paul J. Richards
    The White House has filed an appeal in hopes of reversing a federal judge’s ruling that bans the indefinite military detention of Americans because attorneys for the president say they are justified to imprison alleged terrorists without charge. Manhattan federal court Judge Katherine Forrest ruled in May that the indefinite detention provisions signed into law late last year by US President Barack Obama failed to “pass constitutional muster” and ordered a temporary injunction to keep the military from locking up any person, American or other, over allegations of terrorist ties. On Monday, however, federal prosecutors representing President Obama and Defense...
  • Harlem Then and Now (Thomas Sowell)

    08/06/2012 12:15:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 7, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Books about the history of Harlem have long fascinated me — my favorite being "When Harlem Was in Vogue" by David Levering Lewis. However, a more recent book, titled simply "Harlem" by Jonathan Gill, presents a more comprehensive history — going all the way back to the time when the Dutch were the first settlers of New York, and named that area for the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands. Most of us today think of Harlem as a black community, but it was not that for most of its 400-year history. John James Audubon, famed for his studies of...
  • Liberals, Progressives and Socialists (Walter Williams)

    08/06/2012 10:33:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 8, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    In Europe, especially in Germany, hoisting a swastika-emblazoned Nazi flag is a crime. For decades after World War II, people have hunted down and sought punishment for Nazi murderers, who were responsible for the deaths of more than 20 million people. Here's my question: Why are the horrors of Nazism so well-known and widely condemned but not those of socialism and communism? What goes untaught — and possibly is covered up — is that socialist and communist ideas have produced the greatest evil in mankind's history. You say, "Williams, what in the world are you talking about? Socialists, communists and...
  • Are US Bishops Doing A Mexican Hat Dance? (Opposing contraception but not illegal immigration?)

    08/05/2012 1:42:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/04/2012 | Robert Klein Engler
    If you want to know what the Catholic bishops are going to do about the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare that went into effect August 1st, then you may first have to know what they are going to do about illegal immigration to the United States from Mexico. This is so because the same theology and Bible that teaches the Catholic Church to oppose contraception also teaches the Church to oppose illegal immigration. In short, the US Bishops can't oppose one without opposing the other. Nevertheless, reality and politics in the United States have put Church leaders in a situation where...
  • Why Gun Ownership is a Right and a Duty

    08/05/2012 8:55:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    politicaloutcast.com ^ | 3 August, 2012 | Gary DeMar
    Milton Friedman (1912–1986), free market economist and author who schooled Phil Donahue on national television about capitalism and the freedom of the market place, would have turned 100 years old on July 31st of this year. Friedman’s calm demeanor, as he put the arrogant, know-it-all, and multimillionaire talk show host in his place, is a thing of beauty. If you haven’t seen it, then you are in for a real treat. It’s less than 3 minutes in length and worth every second: --------------------cut------------------- Friedman’s “I don’t even trust you” and the rabbi’s comment about the cruelty of man say a...
  • Point of View: Why gun control wouldn't eliminate mass killings

    08/05/2012 7:36:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 5 August, 2012 | Cathy Young
    In the wake of the horrific mass shooting in an Aurora, Colo., many are urging a new conversation on gun control while others acknowledge with bitter resignation that no meaningful action to restrict guns will be taken because the will for it just isn’t there. Support for tighter gun laws has dropped sharply over the past 20 years, and gun rights groups have far more political clout than gun control advocates. Liberal and left-leaning websites are full of comments lamenting America’s barbaric gun culture and Americans’ irrational attachment to firearms. Yet a closer look at the facts shows that it’s...
  • Man's Drive-Thru Visit to Bully Chick-Fil-A Backfires: Loses CFO Job

    08/03/2012 2:10:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 3, 2012 | BARRY SECREST
    Adam Smith, who "was" the rather effeminate CFO of Vante, didn't really want a free cup of ice water on August 1st.He made a fatefully short-sighted decision when he decided to visit the drive-thru of a local Chik-Fil-A restaurant for the express purpose of vengefully bullying an employee of the company for not signing off on gay marriage, and Smith did just that.The young lady was only doing her job at the drive-thru window, when she was verbally assailed by Smith and bullied for having the audacity to work there, as seen in the YouTube video.After the incident, Smith...
  • Former Lecturer/Corporate CFO Bullies Chick-fil-A Clerk

    08/03/2012 7:16:12 AM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 2, 2012 | Adam Smith
    Video
  • Why Muslims Must Hate Jews (It's an existential problem. Without Jew-hatred, Islam self-destructs)

    08/03/2012 7:12:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2012 | Nonie Darwish
    Recently, a Pakistani religious leader, Pirzada Muhammad Raza Saqib Mustafai, said: "When the Jews are wiped out ... the sun of peace [will] begin to rise on the entire world." The same preaching is routinely done not only by clerics, but by politicians -- in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and elsewhere. This is not just Ahmedinijad; it is at the heart of Islamic theology that world peace will be established only when all Jews are wiped from the earth. But few people in Western media are alarmed by this kind of rhetoric or care to expose this dreadful dark side...
  • Isaac Anthony: Conservative 6-Year Old Gives 10 REASONS NOT TO VOTE FOR OBAMA

    08/03/2012 3:00:57 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 8 replies
    Loop21.com and YouTube.com, via BlackEnterprise.com, via AmericanThinker.com ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | http://loop21.com/authors/maurice-garland
    Conservative 6-Year Old Gives"10 Reasons Not To Vote For Obama" By Maurice Garland A gun toting tot might be the nation's youngest political pundit Does someone need to call Child Protective Services? Check out this clip of a "conservative" 6-year old doing his best Howdy Doody impression while giving us, the American public at large, 10 reasons why people shouldn't vote to re-elect President Barack Obama. Rather than dismiss the talkative tyke, we decided to take a look at his reasons, and see how they stand up to reality. Shall we? 10.) "He wants to take money from people...
  • Chinese woman rescued over 30 abandoned babies

    08/02/2012 2:56:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | August 2, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    Washington D.C., Aug 2, 2012 / 02:05 am (CNA).- Reports of a woman in China who saved dozens of abandoned babies in recent decades has drawn praise for her heroic actions and criticism for the one-child policy that leads to the practice of child desertion. “These children need love and care,” said Lou Xiaoying. “They are all precious human lives. I do not understand how people can leave such a vulnerable baby on the streets.” A July 30 article in the Daily Mail told the story of the 88-year-old woman who has dedicated the last 40 years of her...
  • A Christian, Libertarian Perspective on the Chick-fil-A Controversy

    08/02/2012 1:32:43 PM PDT · by billflax · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/02/2012 | Bill Flax
    Chick-fil-A’s owner, Dan Cathy, has been excoriated recently for pronouncing Christian principles and fearing God’s judgment. When asked about his traditional take on families, Mr. Cathy acknowledged, “Well, guilty as charged.” “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.” Cathy continued, “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.” A firestorm ignited. Media outlets nationwide translated this benign statement into portraying Cathy as some raving bigot intent on persecuting anyone with whom he disagrees. The outcry prompted the...
  • Saudi Arabian (female) athlete allowed to compete in judo wearing headscarf

    08/01/2012 2:54:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Telegraph ^ | August 1, 2012
    Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani One of Saudi Arabia's two female Olympic team members will be allowed to compete in the judo while wearing a headscarf after a compromise was reached, the International Olympic Committee said today. Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani will compete after Saudi Arabia's Olympic Committee reached an agreement with the International Judo Federation following talks yesterday. It comes after Marius Vizer, the Austrian president of the sport's world governing body, said last week that Shahrkhani would not be allowed to wear a headscarf to compete for safety reasons. But Mark Adams, communications director of the International...
  • Chick-fil-A fans flock to Dallas restaurants to show support for stance on marriage

    08/01/2012 11:25:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies
    Dallasnews ^ | August 1, 2012 | Talia Richman
    Dallas-area fans of Chick-fil-A showed up in droves at the fast-food restaurant today to show their support for the chain’s stance on marriage.“I was drawn to Chick-fil-A this morning not only because it is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, but because the company supports the biblical definition of marriage,” said Richard Norris, a first-time Chick-fil-A customer visiting the Preston Road location. “They’ve always stood for good Christian values.”Norris was among thousands of customers who ate “mor chikin” today, lining up to heed the call of conservative pundits who stood behind the Atlanta-based company’s leader. Lines of cars snaked around the block in...
  • Get Your Elizabeth Warren T-Shirts!

    08/01/2012 9:46:05 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies
    Get this -- Mitt Romney says that corporations are people. Crazy, right? Elizabeth thought so too. So she spoke out: "No, Mitt, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they love, they cry, they dance, they live and they die. Learn the difference." Thousands of people like you shared that quote all over the Internet -- so many, in fact, that we decided to put it on our newest campaign t-shirt... “Corporations are not people.” We don’t run this country for corporations. We run it for people. And now you can...
  • Social Reform: Confusion or "Unintended Consequences?"

    08/01/2012 7:54:17 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 6 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | July 31, 2012 | William Flax
    Social Reform: Compulsion, conspiracy & misguided idealism stimulate mass movements demanding change, yet are not ultimate cause for societal breakdown. Primary disaster mechanism, the 'unintended consequences,' results from conceptual confusion. Understanding confusion caused by conceptual myopia--the inability to see the forest for the trees--that is destroying the West. Essential difference between Social Reformers (Marx, Lenin, Hitler, Obama) & Political Reformers (Reagan, Thatcher & the Founding Fathers).
  • Buy Chik Fil A Today!

    08/01/2012 1:03:56 AM PDT · by Wpin · 69 replies
    Chik Fil A ^ | August 1st, 2012 | Wpin
    Support Christian values and fight against liberal tyranny! Buy Chik Fil A today and send a clear message that we Christian Americans support each other. God Bless Chik Fil A this day and God Bless those who support them. http://shopchick-fil-a.com/default.aspx/MenuItemID/176/MenuGroup/Home.htm
  • Dana Loesch Rocks FreePAC by Going After the Media(Full Speech)

    07/31/2012 6:12:16 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 26, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Conservative media personality Dana Loesch sent American Airlines Center erupting with an anti-establishment-media message in Dallas, TX. Loesch was a featured speaker at the FreePAC event that coincides with Glenn Beck’s Restoring Love event. “The media is supposed to be our watch dog, not Barack Obama’s lap dog,” Loesch said to thunderous applause. The comment came after she blasted ABC and reporter Brian Ross for incorrectly linking “Dark Knight” shooting suspect James Holmes to the Tea Party. “It is our privilege and our responsibility [to] police the government…we’ll police the media, too,” she added. Loesch also listed examples where the...
  • GOP holds advantage over Democrats in electing Latino politicians

    07/31/2012 3:28:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 31, 2012, 3:01 p.m. | Alana Semuels
    Democrats might have selected the keynote speaker at their convention to rally Latino voters, but the pick also illuminated the fact that as far as young Latino politicians go, the party doesn’t have a very deep bench. The Democratic National Convention Committee selected San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, 37—whose twin brother, Joaquin, will almost certainly be elected to Congress from Texas in November—as its keynote speaker in Charlotte. Though San Antonio has a population of 1.3 million, Castro is still a local officeholder. Compare that to the long list of nationally prominent Republican Latinos: Florida Senator and potential Romney running...
  • Bakery sees business boom after ‘gay wedding cake’ refusal (keep those orders coming!)

    07/31/2012 2:20:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 31, 2012 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop. LAKEWOOD, Colorado, July 31, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The owner of a cake shop in Lakewood, Colorado said that, following a refusal to provide a wedding cake for a homosexual couple his business has more than doubled. Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, told local media that this wasn’t the first time he had turned away homosexuals seeking wedding cakes, but it is the first time his stand for Christian principles has resulted in so much media attention and some death threats. Phillips explained that since 1993 the family owned and operated business has...
  • Amazon founder donates $2.5 million to same-sex ‘marriage’ campaign

    07/31/2012 2:04:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 31, 2012 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    OLYMPIA, Washington, July 31, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The fight for traditional marriage in Washington state is heating up with the announcement that billionaire Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, and his wife, MacKenzie, have pledged $2.5 million to homosexual lobbyists. The donation comes after opponents of the state’s new gay “marriage” law stopped the legislation in its tracks by collecting and filing over 240,000 signatures in support of a referendum on the November ballot. The contribution makes the Amazon couple the largest financial backer of homosexual “rights” in the state, according to the NY Times, far outstripping the $100k donation...
  • Nancy Pelosi at college conference: President Obama has signed many ‘expansions of freedom’ into law

    07/31/2012 1:42:00 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 38 replies
    Former Speaker of the House and current Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told an audience of more than 600 college students last week that President Obama has signed many “expansions of freedom” into law since he took office in 2008.Pelosi, speaking at a youth conference hosted by the George Soros funded Campus Progress, said the President’s work with health care best illustrates his agenda to increase civil liberties for American citizens. “Central to all is the Affordable Care Act, which we think is about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” said Pelosi. “A healthier life, for liberty, to pursue your...
  • Boudreaux: Milton Friedman, a centennial appreciation

    07/31/2012 4:01:25 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 2 replies
    Newsday ^ | July 30, 2012 | Donald J. Boudreaux
    At the height of the Vietnam War, U.S. commander Gen. William Westmoreland testified before the President's Commission on an All-Volunteer Force. The 15 members of that commission were charged with exploring the feasibility of ending the military draft. Staunchly opposed to an all-volunteer military, which must pay its soldiers market wages, Gen. Westmoreland proclaimed that he did not want to command "an army of mercenaries." One of the commission members immediately shot back with a question: "General, would you rather command an army of slaves?" That penetrating query was posed by Milton Friedman, a diminutive (he stood only 5 feet...
  • Praise the Troops, Screw the Troops

    07/30/2012 10:17:44 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | July 30, 2012 | RALPH PETERS
    Praise the Troops, Screw the Troops by RALPH PETERS July 30, 2012 It's a rare politician, left, right or center, who won't grab a photo opportunity with our troops then plaster the image all over campaign materials. Even the hard left has learned to mouth insincere praise for the men and women in uniform before attacking our national defense. Nonetheless, we're about to see another shameless and shabby example of Capitol Hill hypocrisy: Those senators and representatives-including yours, my fellow conservatives--are going to put 100,000 veterans out on the street. And that's just the beginning. It's not just the dreaded...
  • Target releases ad featuring same-sex ‘married’ couple

    07/30/2012 3:03:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 69 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 30, 2012 | KATIE CRAINE
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, July 30, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Target is promoting their wedding registry with a focus on homosexual “marriage”. A new ad released last month depicts two men holding hands with the slogan, “Be yourself, together.” The retail giant has angered both pro-family and pro-homosexual activists as they have apparently flip-flopped in their approach to same-sex “marriage”. In 2010 Target faced some backlash from homosexual political groups after they gave $150,000 to MN Forward, a political group that supported Tom Emmer, the pro-life, pro-marriage Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota. More recently they have been criticized for their decision...