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  • The long-playing real YouTube in the sky

    05/01/2016 5:27:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/16 | Judi McLeod
    The only thing that hasnít changed and never will is not what you see on video but what you see if you take the time to look skyward How many of us yearn to get back to reality in a now YouTube and video dominated News World? How many down at heart long for a break from Facebook, Twitter and everything presented as Ďrealí on the internet? Special: Scientists Are Calling This Smart Pill "Viagra For The Brain" How many among the Election 2016 Battle Fatigued feel there is no way of getting away from it all?
  • Everyone lies, but politicians do it more often

    04/18/2016 8:20:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 4:12 AM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    This is the season of lies. We watch with fascination as candidates for the worldís most powerful job trade falsehoods and allegations of dishonesty. [Ö] News organizations such as The Associated Press and PolitiFact dedicate enormous resources to separating candidatesí truthful wheat from their dishonest chaff. But if weíve come to expect and even joke about office-seekers who seem truth averse (ďHow do you know a politician is lying? His lips are movingĒ), many of us have given little thought to our own fibs and to how they compare with politiciansí deceits. What if PolitiFact looked at what we say...
  • Can't We Do Better?

    04/05/2016 6:07:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Occasionally I am asked if I ever considered running for political office. My response: "I did once, but I took two aspirin, lay down for a while and the feeling went away." Besides not wanting to accept a pay cut, why would I want to put myself through the agony of exposing the smallest misdeed and bad decision to political opponents and a ravenous media who could turn my public image into something no family member would recognize? Not to mention the amount of money I would have to raise that would go up exponentially the higher the office sought....
  • Two Words that Would Seal Trumpís Deal for Me

    03/04/2016 10:47:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/04/16 | Michael Shannon
    Term Limits: If Trump adds term limits to his signature issue of immigration then Iím instantly a Trumpista Theories abound, thus far, regarding the increased numbers of voters in the republican primaries as compared to the deflating democrat totals. They include everything from democrats not bothering to cast a ballot because Hillary Clinton is the presumptive heir to Obamaís throne, to discontent with their own candidates. Those of us who have a tendency to sit in the balcony (far outside the Beltway) and observe the antics, bustling and rhetoric of all the candidates, may have arrived at a different viewpoint...
  • Psychopathic, Narcissistic Machiavellians The traits that make con artists, ... lawyers tick.

    02/27/2016 5:34:34 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | 22 Feb, 2016 | Maria Konnikova
    Here's a question most anyone who learns I am researching confidence artists asks me: Are con artists clinical psychopaths-or are they just slightly more devious versions of our more conniving selves? Is it a qualitative difference between our small daily deceptions and the wiles of the confidence man, or is it just a simple matter of degree? ‚Ä® Robert Hare's Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, the most common assessment tool for antisocial, psychopathic behavior, looks for things like responsibility, remorse, pathological lying, manipulativeness, cunning, promiscuity and general impulsiveness, superficial charm, grandiosity, and the like. Score high enough, and you are labeled psychopathic,‚Ä® or...
  • They all lie but we support Trump because he‚Äôll build the Wall and bomb the HELL out of ISIS

    02/21/2016 8:42:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 78 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/21/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We have been lied to and misled by so called ‚Äúconservatives‚ÄĚ for at least twenty years. The broken promises from ‚Äúconservative‚ÄĚ Republicans have arrived as fast as the pieces of candy on Lucy‚Äôs conveyor belt. We even began to lie to ourselves, believing ‚ÄúWell they‚Äôre doing the best they can with what power they have.‚ÄĚ Laboring under that belief we overlooked George W. Bush‚Äôs ineptitude; and made excuses for his not knowing how to fight a war against Muslims and the hostile Democrat controlled media. We steamed while the ‚Äúconservatives‚ÄĚ did nothing to combat the ridiculous charge that the economic...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    02/19/2016 4:48:55 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 61 replies
    An election is coming.† Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.† ~George Eliot, Felix Holt, Chapter†5 ********** The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.† ~Clare Boothe Luce ********** If the World Series runs until election day, the networks will run the first one-half inning and project the winner.† ~Lindsey Nelson ********** I offer my opponents a bargain:† if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.† ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952 ********** A politician thinks of...
  • Lie detection equates to who barks or yells the loudest

    02/17/2016 7:53:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/17/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    A heavy price will be paid in allowing emotion to guide our choices in a presidential campaign that far overshadows initial anger and frustration at overreaching government Projection is what psychologists attach to individuals who 'project' their own behavior onto others, and, in this presidential race, the practice has run rampant. There are two candidates in particular who so believe that they deserve the presidency that they will stoop to new depths to attain their objective. It is fascinating to see poll leaders in both parties act so similarly on stage when either referring to opponents not present or blaring...
  • The End of the Republic [Book Review of Robert Harris' "Dictator"]

    02/14/2016 11:22:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 14, 2016 | Daniel Wiser
    In his Republic, Cicero produced one of history's staunchest defenses for a career in politics. Composed in the late 50s B.C. while the Roman republic enjoyed a period of precarious stability under the triumvirate of Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus, and styled after the famous work of Plato, the Republic first addressed the claims of those who want nothing to do with governing the state, and would prefer a quiet life unsullied by politics. Politicians, after all, tend to be "worthless," according to these critics. Moreover, who would want to try to rule a capricious citizenry, or subject themselves to "foul...
  • Primaries; Can‚Äôt Live With Them; Can‚Äôt Live Without Them

    02/12/2016 10:12:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/12/16 | Jerry McConnell
    The only chivalrous actions today are the ones which involve verbal shivs that the unvalorous contending candidates keep digging into their opponent's ribs. As a kid growing up, I got a political education from my father who was a small town newspaper editor in Pennsylvania. I thought I knew all about the processes, twists and turns of the political jungle. How wrong I was! The world‚Äôs wars in the years from the early ‚Äė40s up through ‚Äė70s caused me to leave them, and when those and my military service were completed, I found myself in New England. Now quite a...
  • Political Participation and the Sanction of the Victim

    01/31/2016 5:37:12 PM PST · by huckfillary · 12 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 31, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    In her 1957 masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand introduced us to a powerful concept which she called ‚Äúthe sanction of the victim.‚ÄĚ This concept is defined as ‚Äúthe willingness of the good to suffer at the hands of the evil, to accept the role of sacrificial victim for the ‚Äėsin‚Äė of creating values.‚ÄĚ As Rand explains through the character of her hero, John Galt, ‚ÄúEvil is impotent and has no power but that which we let it extort from us,‚ÄĚ and, ‚ÄúI saw that evil was impotent‚Ķand the only weapon of its triumph was the willingness of the good to...
  • Huckabee on Cruz: The country needs a leader, not a lawyer

    01/13/2016 9:35:57 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/12/2016
    "Look, Ted's a great lawyer," Huckabee said Tuesday about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "But I don't think American needs a good lawyer right now, it needs a good leader. My question to you would be can you name me what efforts (Cruz) has been a leader in ... He's been a senator. He's been a lawyer and a lobbyist ... What has Ted Cruz done in his life that prepares him to be president of the United States?" Huckabee's comments came during a 12-minute exchange with Joseph Brown, pastor of Marion Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, Iowa. Brown, who started...
  • The Busybody Left: Using Taxes For Regressive Social Engineering

    01/04/2016 10:19:02 PM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 1/4/2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The political left has been trying to run other people’s lives for centuries. So we should not be surprised to see the Obama administration now trying to force neighborhoods across America to have the mix of people the government wants them to have. There are not enough poor people living in middle class neighborhoods to suit the political left. Not enough blacks in white neighborhoods. Not enough Hispanics here, not enough Asians there. Nowhere in the Constitution does it grant the federal government the power to dictate such things. But places that do not mix and match people the way...
  • Should anti-gun politicians be denied armed security?

    01/03/2016 3:54:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/30/15 | Dave Workman
    Fox News is reporting this morning that a Virginia state senator is making good on his promise to push for defunding armed bodyguards for anti-gun Gov. Terry McAuliffe unless the Democrat does an about face on an October order to prohibit firearms in most state office buildings. It brings up an interesting question that could apply to any government official anywhere, from mayors on up. If an elected official is opposed to the carrying of defensive sidearms by average citizens, should that official automatically lose his/her security guards? Virginia State Sen. Charles Carrico, a Republican, is quoted by Fox News...
  • Obama's plan to tighten gun laws sets up rematch with powerful gun rights group NRA

    01/02/2016 9:57:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 2, 2016
    The National Rifle Association, the country's most influential gun-rights supporter, is challenging President Obama's new plan to use his presidential power to tighten firearms laws, calling it a "political stunt" that fails to increase public safety. President Obama said this weekend that he'll meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss his "options‚ÄĚ toward curbing gun violence, after ordering his White House team several months ago to identify "new actions" that he can take. The president also said that he's taking action because Congress has failed to act. He is expected to use so-called executive orders to tighten federal...
  • Out of Egypt

    12/26/2015 7:07:35 PM PST · by xzins · 3 replies
    Notes | 2015 | Xzins
    Out of Egypt The Angel spoke in Joseph's dream Not long after Jesus‚Äô birth, ‚ÄúTake the mother and the Child For Herod seeks the infant's life.‚ÄĚ In secrecy they stole away. Nor the wise men there remained, Herod's scheming they had sensed; More guidance from God's unseen hand. The children of that fateful land, Those that lived near Bethlehem, While their mothers‚Äô shrieking cried, Died at hand of royal felon Toward the west the parents fled out of sight of everyone; Egypt had been long foretold For from that land ‚ÄúI called My Son.‚ÄĚ Yet still King Herod grabs a...
  • Reconsider professional politicians

    12/15/2015 12:23:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    USA Today | December 14, 2015 | Michael Medved
    Link only per agreement with Gannett
  • Trump Breaking the Rules of Washington's Money Game

    12/15/2015 11:50:53 AM PST · by xzins · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 15, 2015 | Rachel Marsden
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump got into an interesting war of words on Twitter last week with a Saudi prince. "Dopey Prince (Al-Waleed bin Talal) wants to control our U.S. politicians with daddy's money. Can't do it when I get elected," Trump tweeted. Trump's social-media salvo was truly provocative, and not because he called a billionaire member of the Saudi royal family "dopey." What made Trump's outburst on Twitter so interesting was his willingness to call out the tacit and longstanding subversion of the U.S. political system by foreign interests. "You are a disgrace not only to the GOP but...
  • Journalism is a thing of the past

    11/08/2015 6:34:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/8/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    ‚ÄúWho did you vote for in the last election?‚ÄĚ a senior female colleague asked me when I first entered the English Department of a Chicago area community college! Thankfully, in this case, I just had received tenure, because had I not, I very well would have been drummed out of their University of Chicago ghetto of political correctness when that crap all started, way back in the late 1960‚Äôs. ‚ÄúWe don‚Äôt teach that any more. . .that‚Äôs old fashioned,‚ÄĚ a minority female professor told me late in my teaching career. Horror of horrors, I still required my students to spell...
  • Signs that Endure

    11/05/2015 7:19:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/15 | Judi McLeod
    In an upside-down world where an increasing number of world leaders are selling their populations out, the geese serve as one of nature‚Äôs best reminders that some things other than man-made were Creator-made to endure. Many times throughout the day, the geese are honking their way across the skies outside our windows. It‚Äôs as if they want all humans to know that they are on their way south. Their distinctive honking is pure enthusiasm. It takes only a little imagination to think their honking is like calling out to other geese in their signature V-formations, ‚ÄúOnly 100 miles to go!‚ÄĚ...
  • Why all the Confiscation talk from the Democratic National Socialist Party?

    11/04/2015 12:30:09 PM PST · by Torcert · 65 replies
    11/4/2015
    In days of yore the Lie was 'No one is talking about Confiscation', but something has changed as of late. Such talk is now common amongst the national Socialist elite despite the lack of a shooting being prevalent in the media. It is axiomatic that one does not call for confiscation until its foundational steps are in place: Intergalactic Background Checks and Registration. The reason should be clear to everyone, people need to be fooled into registering their firearms with the solemn promise that it won't lead to confiscation. This was the case in the UK for example, were the...
  • Voters Doubt Sincerity of Politicians Who Raise Gun Issues

    11/04/2015 10:33:54 AM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 04, 2015
    Republicans rate gun issues more important to their vote than others do, but there’s a great deal of skepticism among all voters about politicians who raise gun-related issues. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe most politicians raise gun issues just to get elected rather than to address real problems. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds only 11% think most have real problems in mind, while another 11% are undecided.
  • Do Voters Really Care Whether Politicians Are Honest? [Benghazi Hearings Show Us Answer Is 'No']

    10/26/2015 7:58:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/26/2015 | Walter Hudson
    Bush lied, people died! That was the relentless chant for much of the former president’s administration. One might discern from such protestation that voters expect their politicians to be honest. Yet, last week, we’ve watched as the same media which lambasted Bush over weapons of mass destruction in Iraq collectively shrugged in response to the revelation that Hillary Clinton knowingly deceived the American people regarding the September 11, 2012, attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya.In case you somehow missed it, here’s what we learned, as reported by Reason: According to documents revealed as part of the ongoing Congressional...
  • What it means when politicians speak "unfiltered"

    10/08/2015 3:19:44 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-8-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I originally had this graphic focus on Democrats, but it really isn't just for them. Kevin McCarthy could've used one of these last week...
  • Sowell: Charlatans and Sheep: Part II

    10/05/2015 2:18:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 6, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the secrets of successful magicians on stage is directing the audience's attention to something that is attractive or distracting, but irrelevant to what is actually being done. That is also the secret of successful political charlatans. Consider the message directed at business owners by Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Barack Obama ó "You didn't build that!" Assuming for the sake of argument that a man who owns a business simply inherited it from his father, what follows? That politicians can use the inherited resources better than the heir? Such a sweeping assumption has neither logic nor evidence behind...
  • Anatomy of the Iran Nuclear Deal and Why Americans Hate Establishment Politicians

    09/02/2015 2:12:44 PM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 10 replies
    The online article below appeared on NPR News today. The duplicity of our elected officials is breathtaking. Listen to the NPR story or read the article. http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/09/02/436647276/minority-rules-capitol-hill-vote-tactics-displayed-in-iran-deal The NPR piece describes quite well the mechanics or process concocted by both political parties whereby the Iran nuclear deal was deliberately transformed by congress from a treaty, which it really is, into an executive agreement. This sleight of hand was orchestrated so that congressmen, including all members of the Republican Party, could say in public to their constituents that they are vehemently opposed to the deal while simultaneously making sure the deal...
  • ďWhy the Dogs of Hell have been Unleashed on Donald TrumpĒ

    08/30/2015 10:07:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 60 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/30/15 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It isnít often that Coach is Right publishes an entire piece not written by one of our own staff. But author Wayne Allyn Root has done such a masterful job exposing the fear Donald Trump has elicited from members of the Washington D.C. ďUnipartyĒ and the sheer panic which drives their every response that it would be an injustice to excerpt only the occasional remark. Americans of every political stripe will recognize the truth of Rootís presentation. Some may not like it or admit it, but there is no getting around itóDonald Trump has turned the political world on its...
  • How Many 'Carlos Danger's About to Be Unmasked by Ashley Madison Hack?

    08/21/2015 5:55:19 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 55 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 August 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Perhaps it's wrong to gloat, but I'm going to anyway because the very existence of this site has always bugged the $#*t out of me, standing as a glaring, in-your-face example of how our society is in complete and utter†moral free-fall. And now that there's been a second, even more massive dump of data from the shadowy, elusive 'Impact Team' -one that includes the CEO's own emails, even source code for all his websites/mobile apps, etc- this is a hack even a righteous man can love... Credit card info, email/billing addresses, and other data released by the hackers has...
  • Abortions of baby kangaroos

    08/18/2015 9:31:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/18/15 | Diane Weber Bederman
    Man up, Women: Have the decency to acknowledge that abortion is the taking of a life. It's time to move this discussion from false assumptions to truth and fact Abortions of baby kangaroos New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, one of the candidates for the Republican nomination for President was asked recently why he had changed his views on abortion from being in favour to being against it. He said it happened the day he was with his wife, pregnant with their second child, during an early first term obstetric exam. He heard a heartbeat. His childís heartbeat. And he had...
  • The Hope That Does Not Disappoint

    08/07/2015 4:40:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/07/15 | Dr. Robert Owens
    No matter what the polls say, no matter what the politicians do I believe that the American people still believe in freedom Listening to the lies of the politicians as presented by the prattle of the biased it is easy to lose hope in a secular sense. My hope in an eternal sense is founded on the rock of an unshakable faith in Jesus, and so it cannot be shaken. However, in the secular resting, as it must upon the shifting sands of man in America today, hope as a measured commodity is all too often hopeless. Seeking for hope...
  • George Washington doesnít live here anymore

    07/22/2015 6:06:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/15 | Judi McLeod
    No, George Washington doesnít live in America anymore. But unless We the People can find someone of his kind to return, they are doomed as Amerika. Among the most poignant problem America faces today is that George Washington doesnít live there anymore. Washington went out when they turned off the lights taking altruism, patriotism, persistence, decency and honesty with him, and his kind has been replaced with career politicians willing to rip off America for everything for which she stands, if only to get into the public trough. The ideal of George Washington is gone with the wind; an ideal...
  • NEW RULES OF POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

    07/15/2015 6:59:03 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 11 replies
    THE NEW RULES OF POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT What do politicians crave more than power and money? Attention. Indeed, politicians must seek the affirmation and approbation of those whom they would never invite into their homes, have a beer with, or call their friends. In other words, people like you and me. So how do we beat these people at their own game? Elections don't work, public opinion is meaningless, the Constitution is dead, and laws mean nothing. What are we to do? Deny them attention, the thing they crave the most. I'm old to enough to remember that Vietnam-era saying: IMAGINE...
  • THE PROGRESSIVE POLICIES THAT MURDERED KATE STEINLE

    07/07/2015 4:26:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Left-wingers in San Francisco should be hanging their heads in shame after their borderline seditious, destructive immigration policies allowed an illegal alien felon to murder a young woman randomly in broad daylight.
  • We don't expect our politicians to be honest, but it wasn't always like this

    06/03/2015 7:10:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/03/2015 | R.B. Parrish
    When we read about the accumulated wealth of our leaders most of us simply shrug.† Accumulated wealth after a lifetime spent in public service is now taken as a given. I think of the Hasterts, the Pelosis ($34 million or so)†); Ted Stevens,† and of course we can't forget to mention the Clintons.† Prosecution of our ruling class for violations of ordinary laws (which the rest of us must live by) is almost non-existent. (And where is the senator who is not a millionaire?) We tend to accept that there are two classes in America: our nobility, who are...
  • Americans (78%) Want Congress Members To Pee In Cups To Prove They're Not On Drugs

    06/02/2015 5:47:35 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 29 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12-02-2013 | Staff
    While most Americans like the idea of drug testing for welfare recipients, they LOVE the idea of drug testing for members of Congress. According to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, 64 percent of Americans favor requiring welfare recipients to submit to random drug testing -- a measure pushed by Republican lawmakers in recent years -- while 18 percent oppose it. But an even stronger majority said they're in favor of random drug testing for members of Congress, by a 78 percent to 7 percent margin. Sixty-two percent said they "strongly" favor drug testing for congressional lawmakers, compared to only 51 percent...
  • A Pox on Baltimore

    05/04/2015 10:34:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/04/15 | Al Caruba
    A pox on Baltimore and on all the politicians from the President on down who keep telling us the police are the problem, not the world of Freddie Grayís roaming our cityís streets Thanks to an infection and the antibiotics taken to rid myself of it, I have had several days of being able to do little more than watch the news on television, listen to it on the radio, and reading about it in my daily edition of The Wall Street Journal. If there was anything else happening in the world, you would not know it because it was...
  • Itís not the rioters but the cops politicians want off the streets

    04/30/2015 10:55:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/30/15 | Judi Mcleod
    While America burns, self-professed civil rights activists feather their nests, and lib-left politicians solidify their power It doesnít matter that Freddie Gray deliberately may have been trying to injure himself, banging about in a van. It doesnít matter because the truth doesnít matter to those rioting in the streets. It doesnít matter because the violent protests in Baltimore have zippo to do with Grayís death but everything to do with the anarchy that seeks to replace the blue line in Baltimore and in other American cities. Grayís death, no matter how it came, was the excuseónot the reasonófor rioters to...
  • A Warning To Washington

    04/12/2015 12:44:59 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 19 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/12/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    Tensions are reaching an all time high in the atmosphere outside the beltway of Washington, D.C. ďToday in America a despised minority that is really no minority is the target of an establishment that considers this minority unworthy of respect, unworthy of rights, and unworthy of having a say in the direction of this countryĒ, writes Kurt Schlichter of Townhall. Growing out of personal misconduct, gross neglect, and habitual disregard of public interests by our elected officials, our nation of laws is quickly degenerating into a nation of men. The President, with the outward support of the Democrat party, rules...
  • All Politicians Don't Lie Equally, and Lying Does Matter

    04/07/2015 2:20:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Far too many people have become unacceptably cynical about the issue of integrity in politics, and it is having disastrous consequences. Only the scofflaws and reprobates benefit from such an unraveling of our ethical sensitivities. I'm sure you won't be surprised to find that I believe this phenomenon is occurring largely on the political left today, and no, I won't violate the very premise of my piece and lazily concede that both sides are equally culpable. It's inevitable that the side that believes in moral relativism and that the end justifies the means would lie far more often. Indeed, the...
  • A Pox on Politicians

    03/17/2015 9:46:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/17/15 | Alan Caruba
    Congress, elected to resist a President who has demonstrated his ignorance and indifference to the Constitution. Nobody likes politicians, but everybody votes for them. Perhaps the most quintessential American theme throughout its history has been the role politicians have played in creating itówe call them our Founding Fathersóand the endless role of those who have wanted to take us in the wrong direction or at least tried to. I have known a few politicians and some were very good men and others reflected the very human goal of gaining wealth and power. The fact that voters have often made some...
  • Massive NSA Blackmail Potential

    03/11/2015 12:42:53 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 15 replies
    Police State USA ^ | April, 27, 2014
    (Given the technological ability of unelected agencies to spy on everyone and create meticulous non-erasable dossiers ftom cradle to grave, our system of governance becomes riddled with blackmail to such a degree that the system can not ever self-correct. The democratic process spirals into unworkability and inevitable tyranny. What if, instead, blind computers replaced the human element in governance with the Constitution as the master O/S?) NSA whistleblower Russ Tice (Source: C-SPAN) With the astonishing number of ways the NSA can spy on Americans, one must consider the ways this trove of information could be used in the wrong hands...
  • Who's in the picture?

    03/08/2015 6:16:29 AM PDT · by Macoozie · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/072015 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama, speaking today in Selma on the 50th anniversary of the historical Bloody Sunday march:
  • You choose: Words in the air or boots on the ground

    02/04/2015 10:17:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Judi McLeod
    Burn the platforms of both the terrorists and the cowardly politicians who refuse to name them--and do it ASAP Itís not the cheering audience, including children who cheered the torching death of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh on big screen in de facto ISIS capital Raqqa headquarters, thatís the worst problem, itís the politicians and mainstream media whose futile angry words rush in to immediately fill the vacuum after the slaughter of each and every ISIS victim. ďA sickening video has emerged showing Islamic State supporters gathering to watch Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burnt alive on big screen in the centre of...
  • Granholm Too Cool For Her Own Cool Initiative?

    02/03/2015 7:45:52 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/30/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    Recent research into the archives of former Gov. Jennifer Granholm uncovered one of her speeches on the ďCool CitiesĒ concept. The document, housed at the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library, raises several questions that are worth asking, given that the former governor is in Detroit for a speaking engagement. The Granholm Administration launched the Cool Cities program in 2003. It encouraged local governments to try making certain neighborhoods or parts of town seem ďcool," with an eye toward attracting both investment dollars and hip, young "knowledge workers." In some ways this was Granholm's first foray into the theme of...
  • The Blizzard That Wasnít

    01/27/2015 9:46:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/15 | Alan Caruba
    Over-reaction of meteorologists and politicians Dateline: January 27, 2015 - 3 to 4 AM, New York City and Tri-State area. There was no climate change where I live in a suburb of Newark, N.J. if by ďclimate changeĒ you meant a dramatic blizzard with high winds and several feet of snow. Itís winter and you get the occasional, rare blizzard every few years, but more often you get snowstorms. Thatís not ďchangeĒ by any definition. Listening to WABC radio follow events with callers from around the Tri-State area calling in with far more accurate reports than the meteorologists was an...
  • Is todayís Paris rally for terrorist attack victims being politician hijacked?

    01/11/2015 11:27:17 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/11/15 | Judi McLeod
    As long as they do nothing to strengthen their lax immigration laws that allow Islamic terrorists over their borders, the leaders of Western nations have no place in protests Has todayís one million-plus national mass rally paying tribute to 17 victims of Islamist attacks, including four hostages killed at a Jewish supermarket in Paris been hijacked by publicity hound politicians of the day? In a scene straight out of the movie The Godfather, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will be joined by a long list of world leaders, including Britainís Prime Minister David Cameron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....
  • Outgoing Louisiana Mayor tells New Orleans Station to Kiss His A**

    01/05/2015 2:40:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    mediabistro.com ^ | 1/2/15 | Kevin Eck
    James Lavigne had been mayor of Pearl River, La. for 24 years. He lost the last election and called an emergency meeting Wednesday to say goodbye. ....ďFacebook can kiss my ass, and you too and Channel 4 news,Ē Lavigne said as he got into his town-owned GMC Denali and drove away.
  • NYPD and the military: Our angels in a time of danger and cynicism

    12/31/2014 11:59:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 30, 2014 | Michael Goodwin
    In A recent conversation with a friend, I confessed that a phrase had been stuck in my mind for days. The words sounded like a question, but it was purely rhetorical since I knew the answer. ďWhereís the majesty?Ē I had been thinking after surveying the wreckage of Americaís political culture. Each time I considered the words, my gut response was the same. Gone to hell, thatís where. Smashed to pieces by a cynical public and buried by a political class too craven to care. The majesty I long for is ≠behavior that tries to match the nationís ideals. It...
  • Why arenít progressives putting the run to Commies organizing street protests?

    12/29/2014 8:33:34 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/29/14 | Judi McLeod
    Message to Ďprogressiveí politicians from the public at large who clearly see that only anarchy follows a collapsed blue line: Your uncanny silence is aiding and abetting the cop killers. Itís time for Mayor Bill de Blasio, the 2008 endorser of his New York City Public Defender candidacy opportunist/ activist Al Sharpton; President Barack Obama, the lawless Eric Holder et al to send an eardrum-splitting message to their protegť protesters: ďStop the hatred bringing on the Cop Killers!Ē Make as ubiquitous as the ĎBlack Lives MatterĎ message, ĎCopsí Lives Matterí. All ethnic minorities are represented in most police forces across...
  • The Christmas Child in All of Us

    12/24/2014 8:30:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/24/14 | Judi McLeod
    Canada Free Press wishes one and all the Blessed Christmas of a Child; one that will go on from this Christmas keeping the Christmas spirit in your heart all year, and one that will bring you back to next Christmas as the same child. Even after the passing of more than two thousand years, the Star of Bethlehem shines as brightly as ever for millions of believers, world wide. Even with the pharisee politicians of the day, not much different than the ones who harassed the masses back in the time of the Birth of Christ, working feverishly through all...