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  • European conservatism isn't done for yet

    09/28/2012 10:09:41 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 6 replies
    Daniel Hannan/UK Telegraph ^ | September 28, 2012 | Daniel Hannan
    Conservatives, while often gloomy in their political outlook, tend to be warm and merry in their personality. I’ve just spent the weekend in Oxford with 120 young activists from around Europe, and found myself lifted by their optimism. They came from across the continent, from Iceland and the Faroe Islands to Turkey and Moldova. There were delegates, too, from our Anglosphere allies: Young Republicans from the US, Young Liberals from Australia, a Francophone Tory from Quebec. Some were libertarians, others conservatives. A few wanted to become MPs, but most were simply interested in advancing their ideas. They were fizzing with...
  • Group sues to remove Ten Commandments from Connellsville school [New Twist]

    09/28/2012 12:05:16 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 12 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 28 September 2012 | Renatta Signorini
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation, along with an anonymous parent and student on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Connellsville Area School District seeking to have a Ten Commandments monument removed from Connellsville Junior High and to block its placement at a nearby church. In a lawsuit, the plaintiffs claimed constitutional violations with the religious marker at the public school and possible further infringement on their rights if the monument is relocated near district property. . . . Though the monolith would be on private property if moved to the church, the fact that the district is aware that the...
  • Why have we failed to teach America's kids about the horrors of communism?

    09/28/2012 9:43:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/27/2012 | Paul Kengor, Grove City College
    “What do you think of this?” So began a phone call from Todd Starnes of FoxNews Radio. Starnes called me for a comment on a shocking story: A band at a high school near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania performed a halftime show titled, “St. Petersburg 1917,” a musical commemoration of the Bolshevik Revolution, replete with hammers and sickles, military uniforms, and red flags. “No way,” I responded. “Are you sure this wasn’t a joke, a parody?” It wasn’t. And parents of the students aren’t laughing. The superintendent of the school genuinely pleaded innocence. “It’s a representation of the time period in history,...
  • Obama Supporters' Dirty Tricks to Win the Catholic Vote

    09/28/2012 6:47:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    US News ^ | September 27, 2012
    Catholics are a key demographic in the upcoming election. In fact, they may be the key demographic. In most every presidential contest since the end of World War II, the candidate who carried the Catholic vote won the election. Over time they have, as a bloc, become more conservative and more Republican in their voting patterns (they were once a major component of the Democrats' presidential coalition) as concerns over settled issues like the morality of abortion overtook in importance concerns about unsettled issues like the best way to secure social justice for the poor and the downtrodden.Much has...
  • Obama Bobblehead With "Feces": Catholic League's Answer To "Piss Christ" [Article & Video]

    09/27/2012 9:09:30 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 21 replies
    gothamist ^ | 9-26-2012 | Jen Chung
    The controversial "Piss Christ" photograph by Andres Serrano that is going on view at a Midtown gallery tomorrow has really been bothering Catholic League president Bill Donohue. He told Fox News last week, "It seems like we have a protected class for Muslims as well as some other segments of our population. But when it comes to Christians, it's an all-out war." So now Donohue has created a video showing off his answer: An Obama bobblehead in a jar with feces. Okay, so the "feces" are actually just brown Play-Doh, while the piss in Serrano's photograph is actually Serrano's urine...
  • The Grim 50th Anniversary of "Silent Spring"

    09/27/2012 12:54:04 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | 27 September 2012 | Bruce Walker
    Fifty years ago, on September 27, 1962, Rachel Carson published her book Silent Spring. The book is like a bible to many environmentalists, and it is largely responsible for the ban on DDT that was first imposed by our own Environmental Protection Agency and then by the UN and the World Health Organization. The book is still reverently taught in high schools and colleges. Thirty years ago, in 1982, our Postal Service honored Rachel Carson with her own commemorative postage stamp. The real story behind Rachel Carson and Silent Spring, however, is anything but good. She had only modest background...
  • Romney: Obama Engaged in Character Assassination

    09/27/2012 6:05:03 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 9/27/12 | Romney
    CRAWFORD: Governor Romney, a lot of your conservative supporters are getting anxious, they're imploring you, I've heard your supporters on the rope line, they're telling you, "Be ruthless, be more aggressive." Do you think you haven't been aggressive enough? Do you plan on being more aggressive? ROMNEY: This is a campaign, not about character assassination, even though that's what I think has come from the Obama camp by and large. CRAWFORD: Character assassination? Do you think the Obama camp engaged in character assassination? ROMNEY: Oh yeah, sure, they try and completely misrepresent my point of view, along with why I'm...
  • Why we win? Because the opposition lies & denigrates.

    09/27/2012 3:46:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 26 September, 2011 | Miguel
    The Cult to Stop Gun Rights Violence (CSGV) is all giddy this morning by an article in Mother Jones regarding mass shootings. Note that they are very specific about mass shootings instead of mass killings because it would derail their whole argument. It is the typical drivel we are used to read from such rags, but what really ticked me was More broadly, attempts by armed civilians to stop shooting rampages are rare—and successful ones even rarer. And one wonders why is that civilian attempts to stop mass shooters are rare. Maybe because Mass shootings are also rare? And because...
  • Christians, The Second Amendment And The Duty Of Self Defense

    09/27/2012 3:22:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 25 September, 2012 | Herschel Smith
    Christians are redeemed, but they can be hypocritical and self serving. They aren’t perfect. Furthermore, while Christians can be (though they are not always) sweet and loving, they have always impressed me as perhaps the most pitiful, naive, stolid simpletons on the planet. Sheep is a perfect description. I can say those things because I am a Christian, and not in the sense of ”God is love let’s all hold hands and sing kumbaya while we sway and dance ourselves into ethereal bliss,” but in the orthodox sense (e.g., belief in the trinity, the vicarious atonement, the deity of Christ,...
  • Did you receive this phone call?

    09/26/2012 7:13:58 PM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies
    We need your help -- Last night, we received word that supporters across Massachusetts had received a robocall from Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS. We’re told that the robocall attacks Elizabeth and blatantly lies about President Obama’s health care reforms. If you receive this phone call, or any other phone calls attacking Elizabeth, please notify the campaign immediately at http://my.elizabethwarren.com/page/m/2852d434/4584bc4b/6a657139/66b0cb20/2896361426/VEsE/ Under-the-radar phone calls aren't the only way our opponents are trying to secretly attack Elizabeth. We’ve also received word that Americans for Tax Reform -- Grover Norquist’s ultra right wing organization -- recently spent $200,000 on letters and mail pieces here...
  • 'America’s Dumbest War, Ever', a Doubtful Document. FREEPER Input Needed

    09/26/2012 12:37:34 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    Michael Yon ^ | 26 September 2012
    America’s Dumbest War, Ever 26 September 2012 Yesterday a concerned father forwarded to me a letter from his son in Afghanistan. I confirmed authenticity, and republish with permission: Dad, I am fed up. I cannot believe the lack of attention the recent changes in this war is receiving by the media or the country. I think I saw one thing on CNN about the following subject, but I had to dig extensively to find it. The purpose of this letter is to let you know of the garbage that our soldiers are going through right now. With this knowledge, I...
  • The lesson Obama was sent to teach us (...'08 win was God's 'elections have consequences' message)

    09/26/2012 6:31:46 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    WND.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Burt Prelutsky
    The way that people carried on in 2008, you would have thought we had elected a messiah and not merely a president. Some people who felt that way can be excused because that’s the way Obama was sold to us. After all, he vowed to lower the oceans, heal the planet and unite all Americans, whatever their class, race, gender or nation of origin. That’s pretty big talk for someone whose singular accomplishment as a member of the Illinois Legislature was to vote in favor of partial-birth abortions, and whose most noteworthy achievement during his two years in Washington was...
  • Do Americans truly understand 'redistribution of wealth'?

    09/26/2012 6:14:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2012 | Virginia Prodan
    The recently uncovered tape of Obama addressing students at Loyola University in 1998 has produced an uproar. In the tape, Obama expressed his admiration for redistributive government programs: "I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution, because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot. How do we pool resources at the same time as we decentralize delivery systems in ways that foster competition, can work in the marketplace, and can foster innovation at the local...
  • My Day with Elizabeth Warren

    09/25/2012 3:01:42 PM PDT · by pabianice · 38 replies
    Warren for Senate ^ | 9/25/12 | Kerry
    Dear Friend, Yesterday I enjoyed a busy day in Massachusetts on the campaign trail with Elizabeth Warren -- and the enthusiasm for her is palpable -- and building. Let me underscore two things very quickly: one -- Elizabeth's campaign needs to keep growing its people-powered energy and that means we need your help, and two -- I want you to know why I'm so committed to this race. Donate to Elizabeth's campaign today. As I said in Somerville yesterday morning, I'm not making a case against anyone. I'm making a case for someone -- and that someone is Elizabeth Warren....
  • Reid: Romney 'not the face of Mormonism'.

    09/25/2012 10:09:12 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 14 replies
    Fox News Website ^ | Published September 25, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lashed out at Mitt Romney’s faith during a conference call with reporters, saying he is “not the face of Mormonism” and suggesting he has tarnished the religion. Reid, a Democrat and the highest-ranking Mormon in U.S. elected office, also said he agrees with claims that Romney has “sullied” the Latter-day Saints faith. The Nevada senator made the comments during a call Friday, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. "He’s coming to a state where there are a lot of members of the LDS Church," Reid also said ahead of Romney’s arrival Friday. "They understand that...
  • One Demographic, Unsurprisingly, Persistently Immune to Obama's Sales Pitches

    09/25/2012 7:01:26 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    NRO Morning Jolt ^ | 9/25/12 | Geraghty
    <p>July: Obama to U.S. Veterans: 'I've Got Your Back'</p> <p>Even as Obama leads in Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Virginia, Mitt Romney is up by double digits among veterans in those states. Nationwide, he's got a commanding 20-percentage-point lead over Obama and has overtaken the president with younger veterans.</p>
  • Demagogues, Debt, and Atlas Shrugging

    09/25/2012 5:37:05 AM PDT · by Alex Baker · 1 replies
    RealityBatsLast ^ | September 23, 2012 | Bryce Buchanan
    Obama’s pre-election story is that taxing the rich is the key to funding the government and reducing the debt. Even his greatly expanded government will be financed by the rich paying their fair share. This story is for people who do not understand anything at all about current government spending and the staggering size of our debt. Obama’s story is for uninformed voters. The question is, do the uninformed represent a majority yet? Read more here: http://www.realitybatslast.com/2012/09/23/demagogues-debt-and-atlas-shrugging/
  • Alabama Adopts First Official State Ban on UN Agenda 21

    Alabama became the first state to adopt a tough law protecting private property and due process by prohibiting any government involvement with or participation in a controversial United Nations scheme known as Agenda 21. Activists from across the political spectrum celebrated the measure’s approval as a significant victory against the UN “sustainability” plot, expressing hope that similar sovereignty-preserving measures would be adopted in other states as the nationwide battle heats up. The Alabama Senate Bill (SB) 477 legislation, known unofficially among some supporters as the “Due Process for Property Rights” Act, was approved unanimously by both the state House and...
  • The 2012 election and the Obama/Romney divide

    09/24/2012 11:56:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Burlington County Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | Diana E. Sheets
    In Bill Clinton’s 21st-century rendering of the American Dream presented at the 2012 Democratic Convention, prosperity comes by means of “a nation of shared opportunities, shared responsibilities, shared prosperity, a shared sense of community.” That’s the Democratic narrative. Since the Civil Rights era, the essential question underlying Democratic Party governance has been the following: Is it the party of America and, by implication, that broad-based constituency we refer to as the middle class or is it the party of the disenfranchised? The catastrophe of Barack Obama’s administration is that he has forced the locus of the Democratic Party from the...
  • Judgment Everyday - Why Judging Is Good

    09/24/2012 1:28:34 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 10 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 9/24/2012 | Guy Smith
    “Don’t judge me!” shouted to obese mother of what I estimated to be a dozen ill-mannered proto juvenile delinquents. Her charming tats aside, she otherwise was a model of incivility, bordering disheveled as she stashed a poorly covered ’40 into a bag while fishing for her EBT card. Had she been talking to me I would have politely informed her that, yes, I’ll judge her and everyone else. I damn well hope people judge me as well. This modern disinclination to judge is as antithetical to normal social functioning as is socialism, and perhaps as evil. Relying on quaint tools,...
  • Chicago official asks Chick-fil-A to clarify gay marriage stance (Or else...)

    09/24/2012 10:10:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/24/2012 | By Melissa Gray
    A Chicago alderman says Chick-fil-A's president is publicly contradicting what company executives personally assured him for months -- that the fast-food chain is changing its stance on gay marriage -- and he asked the company Sunday to clarify. Alderman Joe Moreno made news last week when he announced Chick-fil-A has ceased making donations to anti-gay groups and has enacted workplace protections for its employees against discrimination. Moreno said the two concessions were the result of 10 months of negotiations he had with Chick-fil-A executives as he weighed whether to support a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in his Chicago ward. He said...
  • Most Recent Column from Fr. Rutler (9-23-2012)

    09/24/2012 6:42:53 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 6 replies
    Church of Our Savior ^ | 9-23-2012 | The Rev. George William Rutler, S.T.D.
    Most Recent Column from Fr. Rutler September 23, 2012 Pope Benedict XVI was in Lebanon last week where the principal Catholic rite, the Maronite, traces its roots to Saint Maroun, who in the fourth century was a friend of Saint John Chrysostom. The Holy Father spoke to people who “know all too well the tragedy of conflict and . . . the cry of the widow and the orphan.” Like Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, the Pope linked violence to contempt for the right to life: “The effectiveness of our commitment to peace depends on our understanding of human life.” The...
  • Sextra Credit and the Rehabilitation of Sluts (Rush Limbaugh is vindicated once again)

    09/24/2012 5:14:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Once again the left has inadvertently vindicated Rush Limbaugh. On the Facebook page "Planned Parenthood Info for Teens," there is a link to a Planned Parenthood site with a page called "Info for Teens." In the "Ask the Expert" section, our tax dollars are used to school kiddies on after-school activities like masturbation, oral sex, and "blue waffles" (more commonly known as sexually transmitted diseases). For visual learners, there are also links to colorful roadmap-type "diagrams" of male and female genitalia. One Facebook post asks the question: "Why are girls who have sex with a lot of guys called sluts...
  • Documentary Review: Dinesh D'Souza Unsuccessfully Reaches With 2016

    09/24/2012 5:08:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/24/2012 | John Tamny
    While in college one of my good friends had a basic, American sounding name something like (name is changed to avoid embarrassing the real person) Charlie Palmer. Charlie had a father who was born and raised in Memphis, and who had a southern accent, and then his mother was of Colombian descent. Charlie would talk about his Colombian heritage on occasion, but it in no obvious way defined him. Fast forward roughly five years, Charlie has drifted from his friends as college friends often do after graduation, yet somehow I heard that he was a first year law student at...
  • Obama’s Muslim apology tour deserves a Hallmark card sentiment

    09/23/2012 3:13:29 PM PDT · by SmileRight · 20 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 9/23/2012 | Alan Bergstein
    I strolled into my neighborhood Hallmark store looking for an appropriate card to send to some Middle East Muslims expressing my condolences for grievances they may have against my country and against Jews who might have offended them throughout the years. I saw the birthday cards, the grieving cards, those celebrating weddings, and others, but none fit my search. Neither did the clerk recall ever having seen such a card. I called her attention to the many apologies that President Obama has made to Muslims, and she agreed that there would seem to be a need for cards of this...
  • Michelle Obama to Congressional Black Caucus: "our journey is far, far from finished" Transcript

    09/23/2012 9:41:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 34 replies
    Cicago Sun Times ^ | September 22, 2012 | Lynn Sweet
    [snip]Take Congressman John Lewis, for example. He was the son -- (applause.) Yes, indeed. He was the son of sharecroppers. [snip] And then there's Congressman Louis Stokes who was raised by a widowed mother in Cleveland's public housing. [snip] But from so many unlikely places, members of this caucus rose up and lived out their own version of the great American Dream. And that is why they came here to Washington. They came because they were determined to give others that same chance;
  • At Black Caucus dinner, Michelle Obama urges members to get out the vote

    09/23/2012 8:18:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 22, 2012 | James Ball
    Michelle Obama used a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation on Saturday night to urge delegates to register voters and encourage African Americans to turn out in November’s election.[snip] “Make no mistake about it, this is the march of our time,” Obama told the audience at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. “Marching door-to-door registering people to vote, marching everyone you know to the polls every single election.” That effort, she said, “is the movement of our era — protecting that fundamental right, not just for this election but for the next generation and generations to come.”[snip]Faith leaders discussed...
  • It’s the End of the World as We Know it

    09/22/2012 11:38:07 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | September 20, 2012 | Skip Coryell
    For those of you who’ve been living under a mainstream media rock the past ten years, then the following sentences are simply the chorus to a song by the famous rock band R.E.M. It’s the end of the world as we know it. It’s the end of the world as we know it. It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine. But to those of us with an apocalyptic bent, the chorus to that song takes the form of an acronym. TEOTWAWKI. And we refer to the acronym on a daily basis, because we...
  • Why I'm Not a Libertarian

    09/22/2012 2:37:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2012 | Jeremy Egerer
    ............my reaction to Mises' work underscores my particular problem with libertarianism in general: the fact that it has little to no soul,reducing man to a rational,pleasure-seeking animal. The central premise of Human Action, the basic theory of Mises' praxeology,is that all men are united by one logic,one universal bent toward happiness, which they seek in the most advantageous way possible. In short,man,though capable of making poor decisions,will even in failure choose the most logical poor decision known to him;he furthermore always desires one object more than everything else at any given moment,and the object of his desire is revealed only...
  • Why Is Obama Disputing Israeli and Libyan Intelligence

    09/21/2012 10:07:33 AM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | 19 September 2012. | Mychal Massie
    Why Is Obama Disputing Israeli and Libyan Intelligence Posted on 19 September 2012. Why is the Obama administration spending so much time and energy disputing the Israeli and Libyan intelligence reports that the Benghazi Embassy attack was not a spontaneous eruption of violence–rather that it was a carefully planned and choreographed attack? When it comes to intelligence gathering in the Middle East, none is more sophisticated and credible than Israel. As I pointed out in my September 17, syndicated article “BHO: A Portrait Of Stupidity,” An Israeli Foreign Ministry official, speaking in reference to the growing signs of ‘radicalization’ in...
  • ‘Not Believing’ Doesn’t Make It ‘Not True’

    09/21/2012 10:00:09 AM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | 20 September 2012. | Mychal Massie
    ‘Not Believing’ Doesn’t Make It ‘Not True’ Posted on 20 September 2012. I know what I have to say will be difficult for Obama sycophants who are unable to sit down without hurting their necks because of where they have stored their heads. Specific to that point, the depth of their intellectual dishonesty and their willingness to dismiss fact in the face of fiction is emblematic of the dissonance that disaffects them. Obama is either an all-in Communist or he is a Neo-Leninist; albeit in my lexicon, I employ the two interchangeably. My usage notwithstanding, a vehicle doesn’t have to...
  • Obama, Homosexuality And The Middle East

    09/21/2012 9:55:13 AM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | 21 September 2012. | Mychal Massie
    Obama, Homosexuality And The Middle East Posted on 21 September 2012. The Arab media reported that Obama’s Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens was gang-raped and his body put on display after heathen Muslims murdered him. With the apparent exception of Obama, who claims the embassy attack was just a spontaneous incident and Hillary Clinton, who has been glaringly absent thus far, America is angered and appalled at the Muslim barbarism. As barbaric and reprehensible as the behavior of those Muslims was, my observation is that they were simply behaving in kind with their depraved so-called prophet. The admin for the website...
  • The Face of the Left on Marriage

    09/21/2012 8:19:14 AM PDT · by fwdude · 1 replies
    American Clarion ^ | Sept 21, 2012 | Bob Ellis
    This is an enlightening video of young people from the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property. They are out in Minnesota in support of marriage, and they saw some very differing responses to their promotion of marriage. A lot of people honked in support, gave thumbs up and other gestures of encouragement. Others, as you will see, were very vile. It wasn’t sufficient for these pro-homosexual Leftists to disagree or give a thumbs-down. No, the defense of marriage by these young people was met with venom, insults, lies, scowls, vulgarity, and more.
  • Pew: Jews Identifying Less With Democrats

    09/20/2012 1:55:49 PM PDT · by upchuck · 16 replies
    Commentary Mag ^ | Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    ThereÂ’s been a lot of debate about just how much Jewish support Barack Obama is going to lose this year. But other than some truth-challenged blind partisans like Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, few have challenged the assertion that the president is likely to get fewer Jewish votes in November than he did in 2008. The only question his how much of a drop off can we expect? The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life gave us another clue today when it released a graphic showing a marked decline in Jews identifying as Democrats over the past four years. In...
  • Professors stock Obama's campaign war chest (Surprise!!)

    09/20/2012 12:01:54 PM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 29, 2012 | Luke Rosiak
    The elite fundraising committee through which President Obama solicits his largest campaign donations relied overwhelmingly on professors from equally-elite universities last month. The top donors, measured by frequency of donation, were Duke University, the University of Michigan, University of California, University of Washington and Stanford University, and Mr. Obama's alma maters of Columbia and Harvard. The only non-university employers ranking so highly are tech companies. The Obama Victory Committee got donations from 54 Google employees, 48 Microsoft workers, 43 workers from IBM, and 40 from Oracle. The fund, which can accept up to $75,000 per person, also raised $3.4 million...
  • Messina’d: David Axelrod and Debbie Wasserman Schultz tweet hilariously creepy #ForAll pics

    09/20/2012 11:53:43 AM PDT · by hcmama · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 20. 2012 | Michele Malkin
    OMG! These images are beyond weird! Even more bizarre than the singing kids pledging their devotion to Obama at Jeff Zucker's house. Messina looks like someone you would see hanging around a park bench near the playground.
  • Muslims and Christians explore common bonds during Iraqi Kurds’ visit to Duluth

    09/20/2012 6:24:54 AM PDT · by DManA · 27 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | 9/20/12 | : John Lundy
    Religion doesn’t have to be a barrier between the East and the West, a member of an Iraqi delegation visiting Duluth told a group on Wednesday. “We are all brothers. We are all from the same father and mother,” said Abdullah Adm, director of Muslim clerics in Rania, a Kurdish city in northeastern Iraq that has an ongoing relationship with Duluth. “As Muslim believers we think that all religions are correct. We believe in all the messages of other religions, because all of them are messages from God.”
  • CRS report: number of able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled (Obama)

    09/20/2012 5:44:08 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9/19/12 | Philip Klein
    Obama administration officials have insisted that their decision to grant states waivers to redefine work requirements for welfare recipients would not “gut” the landmark 1996 welfare reform law. But a new report from the Congressional Research Service obtained by the Washington Examiner suggests that the administration’s suspension of a separate welfare work requirement has already helped explode the number of able-bodied Americans on food stamps. In addition to the broader work requirement that has become a contentious issue in the presidential race, the 1996 welfare reform law included a separate rule encouraging able-bodied adults without dependents to work by limiting...
  • HISTORY of Mohammed ( spelled variously; Mahomet, Muhammed, Mehmet, etc. )

    09/20/2012 1:20:13 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    The Choice for Christ Ministry ^ | Jan. 25, 2012 | William Federer
    If you want a detailed history of "Mohammed's History" (spelled variously; Mahomet, Muhammed, Mehmet, etc.) then watch William Federer explain it, from Jan. 25, 2012 at CC Chino Hills, CA. It's a MUST WATCH for everyone,Christians, Athiests and even Muslims! This Video exposes the "Hidden Truths" and "Goals" behind Radical Islamic Muslims! - (EVEN WORSE);How Muslims "Justify" their "Actions" of Hatred & Evil -These hidden truths are "FACTS" and have not changed over the past 1,400 years! (#1) Immigrate into Foreign Lands (#2) Increase the Muslim Population (#3) Eliminate (kill) Everyone who Opposes Islam, Mohemmed and Allah! It's one...
  • 1500 Muslims Burn Effigies Of Obama And Terry Jones During Mohammed Movie Protest

    09/19/2012 3:22:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 19, 2012
    … and going. (Times) — About 1500 people belonging to a Muslim outfit called the Sri Lanka Thaweed Jama’ath (SLTJ) protested in front of the fort railway station today voicing for the removal of video “Innocence of Muslims” which insults Prophet Mohammed.The protestors who were initially shouting anti United States slogans at the fort railway station then later marched towards the American Embassy holding placards and effigies of Barack Obama and the producer of the movie Terry Jones.The leaders of the organisation were escorted by the police when they reached next to Galle Face and were taken to the American...
  • Indonesian Cleric Calls On Muslims To Kill U.S. Diplomats In Revenge For Mohammed Film…

    09/19/2012 3:18:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 19, 2012
    Via Global Post: One of Indonesia’s most notorious hardline Muslim clerics has issued a jailhouse proclamation to his faithful: feel free to mimic the coordinated attacks on America’s Libyan embassy in Indonesia.There is still speculation as to whether those attacks, which killed U.S. envoy J. Christopher Stevens, were provoked by the poorly made, anti-Islam “Innocence of Muslims” video posted on YouTube.But Abu Bakar Bashir, a cheerleader for violent jihad still in prison for organizing the 2002 bombings in Bali, is clear in stating that the film must be answered with violent reprisals.In an interview with Indonesian outlet “Voice of al-Islam,”...
  • Pakistani Govt Declares Friday Day Of Protest Over Mohammed Movie, Don't Accept FOS Argument

    09/19/2012 3:13:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 19, 2012
    Then again, it’s not like they wouldn’t have already been protesting, today thousands are rampaging across Pakistani cities. (LA Times) — Pakistan continued to seethe Wednesday over the release in the U.S. of a movie trailer mocking Islam, as legions of protesters rallied in several large cities for a sixth day and the government signaled its own discontent by declaring Friday as a national day “of peaceful protest.”Officials said the move was meant to show the government’s solidarity with the Muslim world and its anger over the film, which depicts the prophet Muhammad as a womanizer and a thug. Friday...
  • Pic Of The Day: French Magazine’s Naked Mohammed Cartoons… (click to enlarge)

    09/19/2012 2:58:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 19, 2012
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  • Mideast Protests Foreshadowing More Blasphemy Laws?

    09/18/2012 5:10:44 PM PDT · by robowombat
    CBNNews.com ^ | Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Mideast Protests Foreshadowing More Blasphemy Laws? CBNNews.com Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Egypt has ordered the arrest of seven U.S.-based Coptic Christians for their alleged involvement in the making of the anti-Islam film that has sparked protests from Muslims worldwide. Demands like this, as well as the violent attacks on U.S. missions in the Middle East, have created a foreign relations crisis. Now, many are wondering if more needs to be done by the Obama administration as well as the International Criminal Police Organization, known as Interpol. Blasphemy laws restricting any negativity towards the Islamic faith are in place throughout the...
  • Univ of California Prof Urges Middle School Students To Kill Their Sperm To Save Mother Earth…

    09/18/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 18, 2012
    Via College Fix: A renowned University of California-Riverside professor recently advised students to save Mother Earth, eat vegetarian, only have 1.5 kids - two at the most – take up social justice causes, and “lower your standard of living.”Biology Professor Richard Cardullo – recently tapped by several federal agencies to assist with redeveloping how college students across the nation study life science – offered the advice to a room full of middle school students as part of the university’s online science lecture series, recorded on the campus earlier this year. A video of his talk is posted on YouTube.He began...
  • Round 2: French Magazine Charlie Hebdo To Publish Mohammed Cartoons…

    09/18/2012 2:10:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 18, 2012
    The last time Charlie Hebdo mocked Mohammed their Paris offices were firebombed. (AFP) — Fears that a wave of anger in the Islamic world could spread to Europe mounted as it emerged a French magazine was planning to publish cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed.Satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo confirmed that its latest edition contains several cartoons featuring Mohammed that the publication’s editor said would “shock those who will want to be shocked.”The magazine is due to hit the streets today against a background of protests across the Islamic world over a crude US-made film that mocks Mohammed and portrays Muslims as...
  • Carter to grandson: "James: This is extraordinary. Congratulations! Papa."

    09/18/2012 11:27:50 AM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 9/18/12 | Isikoff
    President Carter To Grandson Re: Mitt Video: "James: This is extraordinary. Congratulations! Papa." Former Pres. Jimmy Carter Congratulates Grandson on Unearthing Romney Video How the Romney video leaked: For Carters, it was personal The self-described Atlanta-based "oppo researcher" who helped broker the release of the secret video that has rocked the Romney campaign got a congratulatory email today from his famous grandfather -- former President Jimmy Carter. ........................ James Carter IV told NBC News in an interview that, starting late last month, he tracked down the source who took the secret Romney video via Twitter -- and then in a...
  • Mitt Romney, Friend in Need

    09/18/2012 7:36:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    Red State ^ | September 17, 2012 | Dan McLaughlin
    The Obama campaign has spent months laboring to get this election to be about anything but the presidentÂ’s record and the candidatesÂ’ policy proposals. As often happens in campaigns, this requires painting caricatures with no connection to the facts. The Obama camp has worked hard to make Mitt Romney out as a bad, unfeeling, cold-hearted rich guy who only cares about his own bottom line. Romney himself hasnÂ’t helped the matter by being such a stiff, tin-eared speaker who actually looks and sounds like a walking stereotype; political communication is not among his skills. But the reality is that RomneyÂ’s...
  • Mitt Romney at fundraiser: ‘Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace’

    09/18/2012 7:04:36 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18 | Ed O'Keefe
    Mitt Romney told a private audience of campaign donors in May that the Middle East peace process is “an unsolved problem” and likely unattainable because the Palestinian people have no interest in establishing peace with Israel. The Republican presidential candidate also blamed President Obama for “an extraordinarily naive perception” that some of the world’s most notorious dictators will sit down and talk to him about their differences.
  • Mark Levin: We don’t tolerate fascism in America

    09/18/2012 6:58:23 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 33 replies
    therightscoop ^ | September 17th, 2012 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin says that when he saw that photo of the filmmaker being dragged in for questioning by the police, that changed everything. He says we don’t tolerate fascist tactics in America and that if we reelect Obama that we can be sure that the next four years are going to look like that photo.Listen: