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  • 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. “Today 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 country”, 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 it—we call them our Founding Fathers—and 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 It’s 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, that’s the worst problem, it’s 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. “A 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 “Cool Cities” 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 “cool," 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 Wasn’t

    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 “climate change” you meant a dramatic blizzard with high winds and several feet of snow. It’s winter and you get the occasional, rare blizzard every few years, but more often you get snowstorms. That’s not “change” 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 today’s 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 today’s 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 Britain’s 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. ....“Facebook can kiss my ass, and you too and Channel 4 news,” 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. “Where’s the majesty?” I had been thinking after surveying the wreckage of America’s political culture. Each time I considered the words, my gut response was the same. Gone to hell, that’s 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 nation’s ideals. It...
  • Why aren’t 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 ‘progressive’ 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. It’s 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 protegé protesters: “Stop the hatred bringing on the Cop Killers!” Make as ubiquitous as the ‘Black Lives Matter‘ message, ‘Cops’ Lives Matter’. 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...
  • Gallup: Americans Consistently Rate Honesty, Ethics of Police Higher Than Elected Officials

    12/23/2014 10:30:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 23, 2014 - 12:36 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A series of national surveys conducted periodically by Gallup since the 1970s indicate that Americans have consistently rated the honesty and ethical standards of police officers higher than local officeholders, state officeholders, governors, and members of Congress. In fact, according to historical data Gallup has posted online, in none of these surveys has any group of elected officeholders ever been rated higher than police officers for their honesty and ethical standards. …
  • Lawmakers make 'hands up' gesture on House floor

    12/02/2014 4:46:35 AM PST · by mykroar · 92 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/2/14 | Lucy McCalmont
    Several lawmakers took to the House floor Monday evening to make the “Hands up, don’t shoot,” gesture to protest the police shooting of the unarmed Ferguson teen, Michael Brown. “Hands up, don’t shoot. It’s a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said as he took the floor. “In community, after community, after community, fed up with police violence in Ferguson, in Brooklyn, in Cleveland, in Oakland, in cities and counties and rural communities all across America.” Jeffries added that people are fed up with injustice, a broken criminal...
  • Archbishop Cupich Says Yes to Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians

    12/01/2014 10:57:40 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 38 replies
    OnePeterFive ^ | 11/30/14 | Brian Williams
    "...On Sunday’s edition of Face the Nation, recently installed Archbishop Blasé Cupich demonstrated that Chicago is indeed being introduced to a new style of episcopal leadership. This was nowhere more evident than the archbishop’s response to host Norah O’Donnell’s question regarding pro-abortion politicians and the reception of Communion: O’DONNELL: So, when you say we cannot politicize the communion rail, you would give communion to politicians, for instance, who support abortion rights. CUPICH: I would not use the Eucharist or as they call it the communion rail as the place to have those discussions or way in which people would be...
  • WAR AND THE VA

    11/11/2014 11:58:12 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 16 replies
    Vanity | 11/11/2014 | Dick Bachert
    Robert McDonald, the new head of the VA, has announced his proposed changes/improvements to the current VA system. I've been in the VA system for a number of years here in Atlanta where there have been reports of poor care. I must say that, without exception, I have experienced very good and courteous care in the Atlanta facilities. The bulk of the problems appear to be in other facilities and, to his credit, McDonald – a West Point graduate and airborne vet himself – has dug down into the situation and concluded that his list of those who need to...
  • What happens when your friend’s smartphone can tell that you’re lying

    10/31/2014 8:45:14 AM PDT · by Baynative · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/31/14 | Gary Shapiro
    We are nearing a point where our smartphones will be able to recognize a face or voice, in real life or on-screen. And identification is only the most basic of the possibilities. Many app-makers are experimenting with software that can also analyze – able to determine someone’s emotions or honesty just by a few facial cues.
  • Planned-Parenthood-Supporting Catholic Politicians: “A Pathetic Spectacle”

    10/28/2014 1:56:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | October 28, 2014 | Bishop Thomas Tobin
    The Gospel of life must be proclaimed, and human life defended in all places and all times. The arena for moral responsibility includes not only the halls of government, but the voting booth as well. (American Bishops, “Living the Gospel of Life”)by Bishop Thomas Tobin: Prior to the recent primary election I received a heartfelt letter from a member of the Diocese who had just discovered that the candidate for whom she had intended to vote was “pro-choice and for same-sex marriage.” She wrote: “Dear Bishop Tobin, for whom do I vote? Do I vote at all?”I responded to my...
  • State Legislators Take Care of Themselves - Even from the grave

    10/09/2014 10:08:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/6/2014 | Michael LaFaive
    Members of the political class here and elsewhere have a reputation for always taking care of their own. Chasers of public office may wax eloquent about their selfless “public service,” but the truth is that no one checks their self-interest at the doors of the Capitol. Elected officials maximize their own interests in a number of ways: pay, prestige, perquisites and more. Under term limits, perhaps the highest priority of the political careerists who populate the Legislature is paving the way for their next elected or appointed job when they are termed-out of their current one. Toward this end, they...
  • It has EVERYTHING to do with Islam

    09/30/2014 10:28:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/14 | Klaus Rohrich
    We are beginning to see the results of the silence of so-called “moderate” Muslims Last Thursday morning as Colleen Hufford arose and readied for work, her thoughts very likely were on the day ahead, things needing to be done, realizing that tomorrow would be Friday and maybe even thinking up weekend plans with her grandchildren. Little did she know that she was en route to becoming another statistic, a sticking point in the manic affirmations of America’s leaders that her death, like so many before hers, “had nothing to do with Islam.” But the truth is Ms Hufford’s grisly demise...
  • Of politicians and moral courage

    09/12/2014 9:16:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/14 | Caroline Glick
    Obama cannot successfully lead the war because, as we saw once again on Wednesday night, he is not a leader. He is a politician Leaders are not elected. Politicians are elected. Their election in turn provides politicians with the opportunity to become leaders. You don’t become a leader by telling people what they want to hear, although doing so certainly helps to you get elected. A politician becomes a leader by telling people what they don’t want to hear.
  • Sowell: Cheap Politicians

    09/09/2014 11:49:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 9, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government officials. A little item on the Internet featured government officials in prison, either currently or in recent times. Among them were a mayor of New Orleans, a mayor of Detroit and a mayor of Washington; a governor of Connecticut, a governor of Louisiana, two governors of Illinois and four members of Congress. However much these and other government officials may have richly deserved being behind bars, the country does not deserve to have its...
  • Keeping Calm and Carrying On This Winter

    09/02/2014 9:43:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/14 | Judi McLeod
    Don’t wait for any politician or news media talking head to save you and your family from any barbarians who would make good on their threats With a thousand and one predicted disasters calling the attention of the average citizen, we live in confusing, turbulent times. If Ebola, terrorists or living in a country without borders doesn’t get you, something else will. It’s as if the leaders of some countries want the countries they were elected to serve wiped off the map, leaving the world’s largest bureaucracy called the United Nations to get on with their convenient One World Government....
  • Egalitarianism Is Not What Leftist Politicians Make You Think

    08/25/2014 2:53:17 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    "Egalitarianism" sounds so good, progressive, enlightened and compassionate. And above all, of course, caring. But in reality the opposite of all those adjectives is closer to the truth of egalitarianism. For the only way to make all the individuals of a society equal is to reduce everyone to the lowest common denominator. Recently it was the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Three years later, in 1917, the Russian Revolution took place. This should remind us that in the past almost 100 years during which attempts at equalisation were repeatedly made, everybody - except...
  • Mainstream Media Romanticizing Foley beheader as ‘Black Beatle John’

    08/21/2014 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/14 | Judi McLeod
    Terrorists advancing a smothering worldwide Caliphate with the help of do-nothing, yakety-yak political leaders The British mainstream media, in another era called the scribes of the ‘Penny Dreadfuls’ continue to go to great lengths to romanticize brutal terrorists who slaughter and maim innocents in their demented mission for world takeover through Caliphate. First came “White Widow, 30-year-old Samantha Lewthwaite, who is believed to have fled Kenya to Somalia after the Nairobi shopping mall massacre in September of 2013. The British mainstream media created for the seriously depraved Lewthwaite, a folklore image of a woman “fleeing on a camel to an...
  • To Party or Not to Party...

    07/20/2014 10:17:09 AM PDT · by mononymous
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 7/20/2014 | Mononymous1
    The term “paramountcy of the party” is often touted by totalitarian regimes in which the government and its bureaucrats are solely comprised of members of a single party. The ruling class is comprised entirely of party members, the elites are party members, the military is a wholly owned subsidiary of the party, in every facet of life the favored are members of the party; the party is the state. Whatever other options there are, they are there simply for show and few of the members ever dare to oppose their oppressive regimes. One needs to only look at the history...
  • Fifteen Things You Probably Do Not Know about Psychopaths

    06/27/2014 7:54:19 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 27, 2014 | Greg G. Long
    5. Control – Psychopaths want to control you – physically, emotionally, sexually, financially, and politically. Psychopaths want to control your soft drinks, your ability to defend yourself, your health care, and your life. Snip The rarest of psychopathic types is the intellectual psychopath.Karl Marx, Saul Alinsky, and Cloward-Piven come to mind. Both Marx and Alinsky displayed psychopathic traits and inspired other psychopaths to infiltrate and sometimes forcibly seize governments, followed by characteristic psychopathic inefficiency, incompetence, and corruption in the administration of the state.
  • 16 year old programmer made something awesome that has politicians terrified

    06/23/2014 8:12:03 AM PDT · by Library Lady · 37 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | Josh Riddle
    Now when you hear babbling on about the Koch Brothers, you can see the hypocrisy and look at who he is bankrolled by. From Engadget: The murky world of lobby groups bankrolling politicians is garnering more attention, but is there a way to find out which representatives are in the pocket without a lot of tedious research? A 16-year-old programmer has developed a browser plugin that, when you mouse-over the name of a US lawmaker, will serve up a list of which parties have donated to their campaign funds, and the quantities. Greenhouse (geddit?) is currently available for Chrome, Firefox...
  • Angry Syrian Opponents Fight Over A Table (Video)

    05/07/2014 9:59:48 AM PDT · by lbryce
  • Legislators Are Digging Their Own Grave, Taking Us Down with Them

    05/05/2014 7:31:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 4/4/2014 | Janine Turner
    The number one threat to our republic is not the debt, is not the entitlements, is not invasion from another country. The number one threat to our country is lust. It is not a sexual lust. It is a lust for power. Since time began, the lust for power and its ruthlessness has ruined liberty, derailed democracy, wrecked republicanism, crippled nations and killed millions. The paths have been many but the goal singular — lust, lust for power. Our founders knew firsthand how the lust for power corrupted human rights. They knew that, to quote James Madison, “men are not...
  • Why Are Politicians’ Books So Terrible?

    04/11/2014 4:59:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | April 9, 2014 | Casey N. Cep
    It was the best of hugs; it was the worst of hugs. Or so the description might have gone had Charlie Crist labored a bit longer on his new memoir, in which the erstwhile governor of Florida—who is now campaigning for the job again—relives the fateful embrace with President Obama that he claims sunk his political fortunes in 2009. Rather than try for style, Crist renders the moment with the racy, staccato gusto that one might expect from a pulpy romance. ................................................. But fiction is yours to write if you’re an aspiring politician with a book deal. Crist’s The Party’s...
  • Real Change In DC Requires Campaign Finance Reform

    The left’s hypocrisy concerning campaign finances and billionaires in politics has been on full display recently. Since 2010 we’ve heard them whine about the Citizens United case, now we can hear them whine about McCutcheon v FEC. McCutcheon ruled the cap on total campaign donations unconstitutional, though it left in place the cap on donations to one candidate. The left is outraged that billionaires will be allowed to exercise free speech in the form of donating money. Meanwhile, have you noticed Harry Reid can’t stop talking about the libertarian Koch Brothers. They’ve become the boogeyman for everything wrong in the...
  • Corrupt Politicians, Organized Crime, and Citizen Disarmament

    03/31/2014 6:58:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Comrades Hand Over Your Weapons Corrupt politicians are much more of a factor in large urban centers than in rural communities and small towns.    The same applies to organized crime.  it is associated with urban areas.   It is much harder for significant corruption to exist when the amounts are small, the people involved mostly know the politicians personally, and there are no large public works to play favorites with.   A significant exception might be planning and zoning, where local elites have great power, little accountability, and where significant money is at stake. Corrupt politicians and organized crime figures hate...
  • ‘Prime act of pastoral charity’ to deny pro-abortion politicians Communion: Cardinal Burke

    03/21/2014 8:15:56 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3//20/14 | Peter Baklinski
    ROME, March 20, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “The priest’s refusal to give Holy Communion is a prime act of pastoral charity, helping the person in question to avoid sacrilege and safeguarding the other faithful from scandal,” said American Cardinal Raymond Burke in an interview published exclusively in English today by LifeSiteNews. Burke was responding to the question of how a priest should proceed when he encounters a Catholic politician presenting him or herself for Communion while at the same time publicly supporting abortion or homosexual “marriage.” “The exclusion of those who persist in manifest and grave sin, after having been duly...
  • Spring Clean Government

    03/19/2014 5:01:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | John Stossel
    Spring cleaning is a healthy tradition. If only politicians did it! They don't. When Barack Obama ran for president, he promised to clean house, "I'm not a Democrat who believes that we can or should defend every government program just because it's there. There are some that don't work." I cheered when I heard that! But politicians always say they'll get rid of waste. Then, once in power, they spend more . Obama sure has. "We just need to cut back!" said Obama, the candidate. He promised to end "waste at the Economic Development Agency and the Export-Import Bank that's...
  • Spring Clean Government

    03/19/2014 5:00:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | John Stossel
    Spring cleaning is a healthy tradition. If only politicians did it! They don't. When Barack Obama ran for president, he promised to clean house, "I'm not a Democrat who believes that we can or should defend every government program just because it's there. There are some that don't work." I cheered when I heard that! But politicians always say they'll get rid of waste. Then, once in power, they spend more . Obama sure has. "We just need to cut back!" said Obama, the candidate. He promised to end "waste at the Economic Development Agency and the Export-Import Bank that's...
  • What’s behind Illinois’ employment collapse?

    03/02/2014 11:42:15 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    Illinois Policy.org ^ | 2/24/2014 | Michael Lucci
    A smaller and smaller percentage of adults are working to support the entire state population. Why does this matter? Because a booming economy provides the benefits of opportunity and upward mobility. But not only that. Growing the number of taxpayers is essential for funding core government services and pension bills. The only other tools legislators have are tax hikes, which have done more to chase away taxpayers than to fund the government. The percentage of the working-age population that is employed fell by 5.6 percentage points, from 65 percent in January 2008 to 59.4 percent in December 2013. This percentage,...
  • A Trust Deficit

    02/11/2014 8:56:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Most people accept the notion that politicians don't always tell the truth. Some lies are harmless enough; others more consequential. Lyndon Johnson skirted the truth when he promised during the 1964 presidential campaign not to send any more American troops to fight a land war in Southeast Asia. He knew then that American intervention would eventually be necessary, but the lie helped him win the election. After the election, Johnson sent additional troops, more American lives were lost and the war escalated. Richard Nixon claimed he knew nothing about Watergate. "I am not a crook," he said. Lies. In 1976,...
  • ARRIVING IN GOMORRAH!

    01/29/2014 10:12:00 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 27 replies
    Vanity | 1/29/2014 | Dick Bachert
    The late Judge Robert Bork wrote a controversial book in 1996 called “Slouching Toward Gomorrah” Modern Liberalism and American Decline” He was pilloried in the mainstream media for being a negative conservative alarmist. That same year, former Reagan cabinet member, Dr. William Bennett published his “The Book of Virtues.” In it he attempted to call our attention to a process he termed the “coarsening of the culture.” He was likewise raked over the coals for attempting to point out what, in retrospect, anyone with half a brain would recognize as early attempts to prevent the slide that has brought us...
  • Famous exorcist: 'The devil loves to take over those who hold political office' [Ecumenic]

    06/06/2008 1:59:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies · 702+ views
    CNA ^ | June 6, 2008
    Fr. Gabriele Amorth Rome, Jun 6, 2008 / 11:10 am (CNA).- In an interview with the magazine “Maria Mensajera,” famous Italian exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth said, “Everybody is vulnerable to the work of Satan” and that “the devil loves to take over those who hold political office.”The Spanish daily “La Razon” published the interview in an article by Alexander Smoltczyk in which the 82 year-old priest describes what happens in an exorcism.  He said he has performed more than 70,000.“Evil exists in politics, quite often in fact,” Father Amorth said.  “The devil loves to take over business leaders and...
  • Greenfield: Rise of the Mediacracy

    12/25/2013 5:41:21 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Rise of the Mediacracy Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog A nation where governments are elected by the people is most vulnerable at the interface between the politicians and the people. The interface is where the people learn what the politicians stand for and where the politicians learn what the people want. The bigger a country gets, the harder it is to pick up on that consensus by stopping by a coffee shop or an auto repair store. That's where the Mediacracy steps in to control the consensus. The media is no longer...
  • Why Americans Are So Angry

    12/08/2013 3:22:24 PM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    BI - Economist ^ | 12-8-2013 | Economist
    Why Americans Are So Angry The Economist Dec. 8, 2013, 4:07 PM Flag Burning Obama protestFlickr/Kevin Skahan A protester burns an American flag during a rally against President Obama in Oakland July 23, 2012.    BELIEVE the polls, and Americans have decided that they live in Italy: hobbled by dishonest leaders and such endemic corruption that only fools would trust strangers. Grim findings have been coming thick and fast. Most Americans no longer see President Barack Obama as honest. Half think that he “knowingly lied” to pass his Obamacare health law. Fewer than one in five trust the...
  • Obama Hates Black Politicians, Black Politicians Hate Obama

    11/10/2013 3:03:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/07/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s an interesting dynamic. And apparently it goes both ways. It’s not news that black politicians, particularly of the older sort, hate Obama. The Congressional Black Caucus nearly went all in for Hillary. Jesse Jackson talked about cutting off Obama’s nuts. No doubt much worse was said in private. Some of this may be a personality clash between the old corrupt generation of black pols, the Charlie Rangel era, and the younger savvier Cory Bookers, like the one that played out in Newark. The Charlie Rangels think the Obamas and Bookers are too slick and too phony, that they don’t...
  • Republicans, You Need Women to Attack Women

    10/31/2013 10:00:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Slate ^ | October 31, 2013 | Amanda Marcotte
    Earlier this week, ABC and Fusion published the results of a poll commissioned to dig a little more deeply into the "almost unfathomable gap" that divides public attitudes on "gender, race, religion and politics in America." The results were predictable to anyone who has bothered to switch back and forth between MSNBC and Fox News—Republicans think religion should play a role in government, liberals think racism is real—but the findings on women in leadership were actually a bit surprising. Forty-three percent of Americans say it would be a good thing if more women were elected to Congress—but the range here...
  • Sowell: Throw the Rascals Out?

    10/28/2013 1:10:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 29, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Polls indicate that the public is so disgusted with Washington politicians of both parties that a surprisingly large proportion of the people would like to get rid of the whole lot of them. It is certainly understandable that the voters would like to "throw the rascals out." But there is no point in throwing the rascals out, if we are just going to get a new set of rascals to replace them. In other words, we need to think about what there is about current political practices that repeatedly bring to power such a counterproductive set of people. Those we...
  • Sowell: Throw the Rascals Out?: Part II

    10/28/2013 1:10:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 29, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    The public's opinion of politicians of both parties seems to have reached a new low. But no matter how much the voters detest Congress — or how justifiably — that does not mean that there will be radical changes at the next election. For one thing, "Congress" is not on the ballot. Only individual members of Congress are. Most voters like their own Senator or Representative, often because of special favors that these incumbents have done for their own constituency — at the taxpayers' expense. Add to this the so-called "campaign reform" laws that restrict the raising of money that...
  • D.C.'s 'Corrupt Bastards Club'

    10/20/2013 8:06:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/13 | Sarah Palin
    In Alaska we had a group of politicos who chuckled as they dubbed themselves the “CBC,” which stands for “Corrupt Bastards Club.” But it was no laughing matter. I, and many others, took them on. We won. When I served as chairman of our state’s Oil and Gas Commission, I reported on the cronyism of the chair of my own Party, who had been appointed by our governor to that same energy regulating commission. (Click here to see a reporter’s reaction to a short Newt Gingrich interview on the matter.) The whistle blowing resulted in him receiving the largest ethics...
  • Show FR: Congress Buddies

    10/18/2013 7:31:31 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 5 replies
    Congress Buddies ^ | 10/18/2013 | Self
    Cool tool comparing voting records.
  • How to Become a Member of the new Nobility*

    10/12/2013 6:02:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    If you want to become part of the new nobility that is emerging in the American population, the good news is that it is possible.  The bad news is that it is not without cost in time, energy, money and effort. Here are ways to become a member in the new nobility: 1.  Become a police officer.   A street level police officer is at the low end of the noble class spectrum.    The lower end of a noble class always have greater numbers than the highest ends.   Police are treated with deference and have special privileges and immunities that the...