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  • Democrats Can’t Be Dad

    12/26/2014 7:57:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | December 26, 2014 | Mona Charen
    DECEMBER 26, 2014 Democrats Can’t Be Dad The “mommy party” has earned its reputation for also being the party of weakness. By Mona Charen Democrats have done very well politically by convincing voters that they are, in a very broad sense, on the side of the little guy. “Republicans,” they say, “take care of the rich, but we Democrats are the party that brought you Social Security, Medicare, Head Start, the Civil Rights Act, free school lunches, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and Obamacare. We are the party that will tax rich Republicans to fund government programs that help...
  • Supreme Court Rules 8-1 Citizens Have No Protection Against 4th Amendment Violations by Police

    12/26/2014 7:31:29 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 12-26-14 | John Whitehead
    In a blow to the constitutional rights of citizens, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in Heien v. State of North Carolina that police officers are permitted to violate American citizens' Fourth Amendment rights if the violation results from a "reasonable" mistake about the law on the part of police. Acting contrary to the venerable principle that "ignorance of the law is no excuse," the Court ruled that evidence obtained by police during a traffic stop that was not legally justified can be used to prosecute the person if police were reasonably mistaken that the person had violated the law....
  • ABOUT THAT 5% GDP GROWTH RATE…

    12/26/2014 2:41:46 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    Power Line ^ | 12-26-2014 | John Hinderaker
    December 26, 2014 by John Hinderaker About that 5% GDP Growth Rate… Just before Christmas, the Commerce Department announced that third quarter GDP growth came in at an upwardly-revised 5% annual rate. Nearly everyone hailed this as wonderful economic news. The New York Times celebrated the apparent return to rapid growth: [H]ere, for the holidays, is the festive news: The economy roared ahead at a 5 percent annual growth rate in the July through September quarter, the fastest quarterly growth since 2003. …The biggest revision that boosted G.D.P. was in personal consumption spending, the biggest engine of overall economic activity,...
  • After the primaries, how could any Republican keep a straight face and rally for Jeb?

    12/26/2014 1:40:05 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    How could even a RINO like Reince Priebus say: Vote for Jeb Bush it will be so much different to Clinton. I think the policy of promoting self deportation is an act of love for American workers. That's what the aim of the policy is.
  • This photo of Obama is, unfortunately, NOT Photoshopped!

    12/26/2014 12:44:48 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 60 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-26-14 | The Looking Spoon
    How can you even spoof this? You can't. I would say he's spoofing himself now, but that's not true, not even a little.
  • LA: CCW Fail: Gun Stolen in Armed Robbery

    12/26/2014 12:24:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Another concealed carry failure happened that might have been prevented by open carry.  In this rare event,  a concealed carry weapons (CCW) permit holder was robbed of his defensive firearm.   He was pistol whipped to the head before he could draw, indicating that his attackers did not wish to draw attention with a shot, and/or they did not wish an obvious murder.   It is likely that if the victim had been openly carrying his firearm, the robbers would have chosen less dangerous prey.   From uptownmessenger.com: The victim, a man in his 40s, was near Henry Clay and Coliseum...
  • It’s Time to Demilitarize the Police

    12/26/2014 11:53:02 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 33 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/26/14 | Steve Berman
    Habersham County, Georgia is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, just south of stunning Tallulah Gorge.  The biggest city in the county is Cornelia, with 4,160 residents.  The entire population of Habersham County would fill slightly more than half the seats in the Georgia Dome. Yet Habersham County Sheriff’s Department has a SWAT team, complete with flash-bang grenades, one of which exploded in a 19-month-old’s crib on May 28, 2014.  A drug raid gone wrong.  In fact, gone so wrong that there wasn’t even a hint of a drug dealer at the home, just a sleeping family. [WSB-TV]...
  • Obama trying to undermine our 2nd Amendment rights in a typical Obama way

    12/26/2014 9:12:14 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/26/14 | Doug Book
    During the past several years, the expected signing by the Obama Administration of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has raised the serious question among gun owners of whether the terms of a treaty can take precedence over the rights secured by the Constitution or the laws of the land which derive from it. That is, can our inalienable rights be undone by International Law? Secretary of State John Kerry signed the ATT last year and the Treaty entered into force—took effect—two days ago on Christmas Eve. Apostles of one world government have endeavored to convince the American people...
  • (Vanity) A Cynical Thought

    12/26/2014 5:26:56 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    The velveted paws of grey_whiskers | 12-26-2014 | grey_whiskers
    When guns are outlawed, then only outlaws will have guns. When cryptography is outlawed, bayl bhgynjf jvyy unir cevinpl When politics is outlawed, then only...oh wait.
  • OK:Failure of Victim Selection: Do not Burglarize a Gun Rights Supporter

    12/26/2014 4:53:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Pastor Vinyard in his Church It appears that the teen burglar did not read the papers.   It is foolish to burgle the house of a "vocal supporter of gun rights", and then attack them in their home.  Tom Vinyard is the senior pastor of Windsor Hills Baptist Church, and has been outspoken in his political beliefs.  From newsok.com: A pastor at a northwest Oklahoma City church who has been a vocal proponent of gun rights has been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy at the pastor’s home. (snip)  The pastor arrived home about 3...
  • Christians On The Run From Iraq [The Fall of Mosul And Obama's Crime Against Christians!]

    12/25/2014 4:56:21 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | December 25, 2014 | Nina Shea
    DECEMBER 24, 2014 Christians On The Run From Iraq The Islamic State is attaining its key goal, and U.S. media find the story of “limited interest.” By Nina Shea For the first time in 1,400 years, there will be no Christmas celebrations in Nineveh province, home to Iraq’s largest remaining Christian community and largest non-Muslim minority, and a site of great biblical significance. This northern province, whose area is over three times larger than that of Lebanon, is now part of the Islamic State’s caliphate, and its Christians and churches are no longer tolerated. What has become of Nineveh’s Christians?...
  • Greenfield: Every Christmas Now Comes With Muslim Terrorism

    12/25/2014 2:09:34 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 16 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, December 25, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, December 25, 2014 Every Christmas Now Comes With Muslim Terrorism Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Muslim Terrorism has become as much of a Christmas tradition for Christians in the West, as it already was for Christians in the Muslim world, where Somali Muslim gunmen attacked a Christmas party at an African Union base. A Somali Muslim attempted to bring terrorism into the United States by bombing a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland in 2010. Mohamed Osman Mohamud (twice the Mohammed for twice the mayhem) had a simple goal, "I want whoever is attending that...
  • We Live In A New World And The Saudis Are The First To Get It

    12/25/2014 1:52:04 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 38 replies
    The Automatic Earth blog ^ | Dec. 24, 2012 | Raul Ilargi Meijer
    [ Secondary blog source: Tyler Durden / The Zero Hedge / www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-24/we-live-new-world-and-saudis-are-first-get-it ] There are many things I don’t understand these days, and some are undoubtedly due to the limits of my brain power. But at the same time some are not. I’m the kind of person who can no longer believe that anyone would get excited over a 5% American GDP growth number. Not even with any other details thrown in, just simply a print like that. It’s so completely out of left field and out of proportion that you would think by now at least a few more...
  • Backlash Against de Blasio

    12/25/2014 11:14:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/25/14 | Matthew Vadum
    Cop-basher surprised by police anger. But don't hold your breath waiting for de Blasio to resign. Radical leftists rarely give up power without a fight. Cop-bashing New York mayor Bill de Blasio seems genuinely surprised at the ferocious backlash against him in light of the execution-style weekend killing of two local cops. After spending the past year in office attacking police, the mayor is now scrambling to put the pin back into the grenade he threw into the local body politic. His crusade against the police goes back at least to his election campaign last year when he caustically criticized...
  • Trouble in Berkeley, Missouri

    12/25/2014 10:59:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/25/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Holder and Obama prefers the company of uber race-baiter Al Sharpton. It is this trio of men, along with New York's equally feckless Mayor, Bill de Blasio, who have cultivated the "us against them" mentality Another seemingly justified police shooting near Ferguson, MO briefly followed a sadly predictable script. In nearby Berkeley, a white police officer, aged 34, fired three shots, killing black American Antonio Martin, aged 18. The officer was responding to a report of stealing at a Mobil on the Run gas station. Martin allegedly pulled a 9mm handgun on the six-year veteran, who stumbled backwards as he...
  • NYPD 'Pigs': Another 'Hard Hat Riot' could erupt as marchers again taunt cops

    12/25/2014 10:02:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Wilmington Examiner ^ | December 24, 2014 | Timothy Whiteman
    It may be a case of everything old is new again. Much like during the turbulent late '60s and early '70s when more than just a few hard-left individuals managed to get their images splashed across television screens across the planet, much like their forefathers of almost half a century ago, today's members and supporters of The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA are propagating as loud as they can to convince the masses that police departments across the nation are dyed-in-the-wool racists, referred to as "Pigs," who seek to murder as many blacks and Latinos as possible. Despite his critics decrying...
  • Heav'nly hosts sing Alleluia; Christ the Savior is born.

    12/25/2014 5:18:57 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-25-2014 | MOTUS
    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed…until such time as an angel appeared to  the false king named Barack and said unto him: “That’s right Barack…you didn’t build that yourself; somebody else made that happen.” Behold his glory: And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall...
  • Beware Putin’s Special War in 2015

    12/24/2014 5:11:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The 20 Committee ^ | 12/23/14 | staff
    December 2014 is the month Putin’s Russia was plunged into undeniable crisis. Between the dramatic drop in oil prices and the collapse of the ruble, under Western sanctions pressure, Russians are going into the new year in a dramatically different, and lessened, economic situation than the one they enjoyed at the beginning of the year now ending.This will bring myriad hardships to Russians, particularly because even Moscow is admitting that low oil prices may be the “new normal” until the 2030’s. Caveats abound here. The vast majority of Russians don’t travel abroad, much less have vacation properties in Europe, nor...
  • CUNY Newspaper Editorial Calls for Shooting of Police, Armed, Violent Protests

    12/24/2014 11:26:53 AM PST · by rightistight · 52 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/24/14 | Aurelius
    In a CUNY newspaper editorial written earlier this month, the “Advocate’s” Editor-in-Chief called for violent protests against those opposed to “justice” for Michael Brown and others. The piece, called “In Support of Violence,” contains several chilling passages. “The time for peace has passed, indeed it never existed in this country,” the editorial explains. “It doesn’t matter if Brown robbed a convenience store, or even if he assaulted Wilson. What matters is that the case highlights the depths to which the capitalist state and its police forces will protect their own and attempt to stifle any sort of dissent.” The editorial...
  • Meet the man who set into motion the events that led to Eric Garner’s death

    12/24/2014 11:07:35 AM PST · by Starman417 · 46 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-24-14 | DrJohn
    This is Philip Banks. Until recently he was the Chief of Department in the NYPD, the highest ranking black police office in the NYPD. Philip Banks set into motion the events that led to Garner’s death: An order to crack down on the illegal sale of 75-cent cigarettes in Staten Island came directly from Police Headquarters, setting off a chain of events that ended in Eric Garner’s death, the Daily News has learned. Chief of Department Philip Banks — the highest-ranking uniformed cop in the city — sent a sergeant from his office at 1 Police Plaza in July to...
  • Sessions Will Not Be Senate Budget Committee Chairman [satire]

    12/24/2014 9:55:20 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) will not be the incoming chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. He has been pushed aside in favor of Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo) despite having served as the top Republican on the committee for the past four years. “It came down to a simple question of who was acceptable to President Obama,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken) said. “While Senator Sessions has served competently while our Party was in the minority, the President has made it clear that someone more agreeable must man this vital post going forward.” “The time for contesting the priorities of...
  • Armed African American Tries to Murder Cop Near Ferguson, Cop Shoots Him; Protests Erupt

    12/24/2014 9:38:02 AM PST · by rightistight · 67 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/24/14 | Aurelius
    Antonio Martin, an African American teen, pulled out a gun and tried to murder a police officer. In self defense, the officer shot Martin. Martin was killed. Yet, despite these crystal-clear facts, new protests are erupting in the Ferguson and St. Louis area. The police even quickly released video, showing that Martin unmistakably raised a gun to shoot at the officer. Sergeant Brian Schellman of the St. Louis police department said what happened was straight forward: “Fearing for his life, the Berkeley Officer fired several shots, striking the subject, fatally wounding him.” But apparently facts aren’t good enough for Ferguson...
  • Greta Asks: Why Is Sharpton Getting a Pass on Taxes from Obama's IRS?

    12/24/2014 9:26:36 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 23, 2014 | Tim Graham
    The New York Times investigated the finances of MSNBC host Al Sharpton and his National Action network and found “$4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses...Mr. Sharpton has regularly sidestepped the sorts of obligations most people see as inevitable, like taxes, rent and other bills,” and yet Sharpton “traveled first class and collected a sizable salary.” Fox News host Greta Van Susteren took to her Facebook page to wonder why Rev. Al Sharpton’s TV paycheck isn’t getting garnished to pay his tax debts?
  • John Kerry claims Arms Trade Treaty will not “diminish freedom”

    12/24/2014 8:37:23 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 57 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/24/14 | Doug Book
    While signing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in September of last year, Secretary of State John Kerry made statements worthy of his corrupt past and of the venal, power hungry nature of his boss in the White House. Kerry’s first claim: “I want to be clear both about what this treaty is, but I also want to be clear about what it isn’t. This is about keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists and rogue actors…” The second Kerry second claim: “I also want to be clear about what this treaty is not about. This treaty will...
  • Army Chaplain Punished for Mentioning Faith

    12/24/2014 8:36:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/24/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Spreading holiday fear. Apparently, the Obama administration’s ostensible determination to foster “diversity” in the military is a one-way street. Army Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn was disciplined for mentioning his faith and the Bible as part of a November suicide prevention training seminar with the 5th Ranger Training Battalion. “You provided a two-sided handout that listed Army resources on one side and a biblical approach to handling depression on the other side,” wrote Col. David Fivecoat, commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade at Ft. Benning, Georgia, in an official Letter of Concern. “This made it impossible for those in attendance...
  • Ruining Christmas 2014

    12/24/2014 8:34:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/24/14 | Alan Caruba
    America has celebrated Christmas in the midst of two world wars in the last century and a score of lesser wars. We are a resilient people. We are reviving an economy that suffered a great financial crisis in 2008 As usual, those for whom laws, ethics, and good will mean nothing have come together to try to ruin Christmas for the rest of us. Christmas means different things to different people and depends to a large degree on age. For the young it is a magical time of getting gifts. As one grows older it is a time of giving...
  • 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...
  • TX: Open Carry Advocate Finalist for Texan of the Year

    12/24/2014 7:58:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The open carry movement existed in Texas before C.J. Grisham was set upon by a Temple police officer in rural Bell County.  Grisham was eventually convicted of "interfering with police duties" after a second jury trial.  He paid a $2,000 fine.  Many who have watched the video of the event think the police officer is the one who should have been reprimanded.  The video went viral, and Grisham's zeal for open carry has blossomed into thousands of armed Texans marching to demand their second amendment rights. Texas is one of only six states that mostly ban the open carry...
  • Not Even Vermont Can Afford Socialist Healthcare

    12/24/2014 6:05:50 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 35 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 24, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin campaigned on socialist medicine. He promised to turn Vermont into a socialist paradise, complete with “free” healthcare for all. Last week he announced that socialist medicine was too expensive for Vermont. Not even Johnathan Gruber could save the single payer dreams of Vermont socialists. The fact is socialist single payer is too expensive for the people of Vermont. The state has an annual budget of $2.7 billion. Socialist single payer would have added $1.6-2.5 billion to the budget with the latter end of projections more likely. Doubling state expenditures means doubling taxes, with an 8% income...
  • Mele Kalikimaka 2014

    12/24/2014 4:58:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-24-2014 | MOTUS
    The Won with Wee Won One,with friends and their Secret Service Army,  on the Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail, Taking the Road Less Traveled   And so we leave the year behind - by and large unexamined - to kick back and enjoy the Winter Holiday season Hawaiian style. Don’t think that the Wons don’t realize how many things they have to be grateful for this year: High fives all around for the falling gas prices that we get credit for despite having done everything in our power to prevent.Corks popping to celebrate the historic record number of (real) Americans no...
  • I’M NOT PROUD THAT WE ELECTED OBAMA

    12/23/2014 8:57:21 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 22, 2014 | Aaron Goldstein
    I’M NOT PROUD THAT WE ELECTED OBAMA When politics becomes personal it can lose perspective. By Aaron Goldstein – 12.22.14 In an interview that was broadcast last night on 60 Minutes, retiring Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn proclaimed, “I’m proud of our country for electing Barack Obama.” Senator Coburn is to be admired for his years as a watchdog on the spending habits of Congress and bureaucrats in the federal government. While I was certainly well aware of Coburn’s friendship with Obama, which developed when they were in the Senate, I am nevertheless disappointed to hear that he is proud...
  • Blaming America First, From Ninety Miles Away

    12/23/2014 8:55:00 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 10 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 23, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Since The Resident’s unexpected and unethical decision to unilaterally discard a half-century of history and reopen diplomatic relations with the Castro brothers’ prison colony known as Cuba, a particularly destructive claim has resurfaced, one that merits careful analysis and rejection. For decades now, the Left has spouted a peculiar claim – that Cuba is poor because of our 54-year-long embargo against the communist country. If the reader has compassion for the suffering denizens of that miserable island, this has to be a strong argument, but it’s wrong – utterly without merit, in fact – for several critical reasons. The claim...
  • Hey Hey Ho Ho De Blasio Has Got To Go

    12/23/2014 4:40:10 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-23-14 | DrJohn
    New York Mayor Bill De Blasio needs to resign. He has failed the city. And yes, he does bear some responsibility for the murders of two police officers in his city. He ran for Mayor on an anti-cop campaign. Al Sharpton is one of his best buddies. De Blasio's paranoia has him thinking his police are spying on him. He's encouraged the anti-cop protesters and has lost control of the city. He's handed it over to them. De Blasio tried to pin blame for much of the unrest on the press: He said utterance of such slogans was disproportionately reported...
  • The IRS, and the “Icky” Conservatives

    12/23/2014 12:15:17 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/23/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    The Internal Revenue Service, infested with liberal left acolytes, has become one of those tools of tyranny. A liberal that used to frequent my radio programs and website, who went by the moniker “Mudkitty,” used to argue with me on every issue under the sun, but would always include in her discussion with me that she appreciated my passion for what I believe, and that she would defend my right to say it if she had to go to the mountaintops to do so. Today’s liberal-left Democrat does not share her opinion. Rather than defend the First Amendment right of...
  • Killing our Future

    12/23/2014 12:13:47 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/23/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Slaughter of the unborn through abortion A couple of weeks ago Yahoo Finance provided us with an article, copied from CNBC, titled, “We need more babies! Seriously, this is a problem.” I thought that was fascinating, coming from a segment of the media that also routinely supports the slaughter of the unborn through abortion. According to the article, the “U.S. birthrate fell for the sixth straight year in 2013 to an all-time low.” The writer then alarmingly states that, “this is really bad news for our economy, our society, and all of civilization.” We are reminded by the author that...
  • Trying to Use the UN to Destroy Israel

    12/23/2014 12:12:14 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/23/14 | Alan Caruba
    In sum, the Arab League, Europe, and Obama's U.S. policy want Israel to accept terms that amount to suicide The right of Israel to exist as a nation was officially recognized by the United Nations on November 29, 1947 when it adopted Resolution 181 favoring the partition of the area claimed by the Zionist movement. The resident Arabs refused to accept the land set aside for a “Palestinian” state. The British “mandate” of the area dated from the Versailles Treaty in 1919. Previously the Balfour Declaration was issued by the British government, favoring the establishment of a Jewish national home...
  • “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!” the Black War on our police continues

    12/23/2014 9:15:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/23/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Black War on our police has erupted again. Two New York City Police Officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot dead Saturday. They were murdered by a Black Muslim who joined the war which has continued since the 1970s. Clearly New York Mayor Comrade Bill de Blasio, Al Sharpton, Eric Holder and Barack Obama are to blame; but they are not the only ones with blood on their hands. They are what they are; loathsome enemies of America who have been given power by the “takers” and some “guilty” feeling makers. The permanent, greedy, underclass created by the...
  • Berkeley Man Dies After Pro-Michael Brown Protesters Delay Paramedics

    12/23/2014 8:47:58 AM PST · by rightistight · 50 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/23/14 | Aurelius
    A Berkeley man has died thanks to protesters who claim they are protesting against unnecessary deaths. The man, who lived in a Kittredge Street apartment complex, collapsed several days ago while protests were going on in the streets around his home. Paramedics attempted to rush to his aid, but were slowed and sometimes stopped by protesters. The protesters were demonstrating in favor of Michael Brown, an African American teen who was shot and killed after he assaulted and charged at a white police officer. The protesters claimed they were in the streets to bring attention to unnecessary deaths caused by...
  • President’s Change in Cuban Policy Called “First Step” [satire]

    12/23/2014 8:28:15 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) hailed President Obama’s move to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba as “inspired leadership that has made me proud to be an American.” “For too long a succession of white presidents has oppressed this small, racially diverse island nation,” Rangel contended. “It took a Black man to right this wrong.” Rangel said he hopes that “diplomatic recognition is the just the first step. We need to make reparations for the 50 years of suffering the US Government has imposed on the Cuban people.” The Congressman said he “would support legislation aimed at providing food, housing, and other...
  • To progressive politicians the Blue Line is the enemy

    12/23/2014 8:22:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/23/14 | Judi McLeod
    Politicians, like de Blasio and Obama, doing the “dividing us” with the help of a complicit mainstream media painting the ongoing racial divide claiming cop lives as coming from only “a few bad actors” among the protesters No one—least of all the 72 percent of the popular vote who voted him in—should be the least bit surprised that the first two police officers have been slain, “execution style” on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s watch. Socialists/Marxists, fomenting for racial unrest in North American cities for decades, merely filled the gap in New York City as they have elsewhere with...
  • The Geopolitics of U.S.-Cuba Relations

    12/23/2014 8:11:29 AM PST · by arthurus · 4 replies
    Stratfor ^ | December 23, 2014 | George Friedman
    It was a modest agreement, striking only because there was any agreement at all. U.S.-Cuba relations had been frozen for decades, with neither side prepared to make significant concessions or even first moves. The cause was partly the domestic politics of each country that made it easier to leave the relationship frozen. On the American side, a coalition of Cuban-Americans, conservatives and human rights advocates decrying Cuba's record of human rights violations blocked the effort. On the Cuban side, enmity with the United States plays a pivotal role in legitimizing the communist regime. Not only was the government born out...
  • A message of hope from a former U.S. senator: ‘An aroused citizenry can achieve miracles’

    12/23/2014 7:44:12 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-12-23 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Our interview with former U.S. senator, under secretary of state during the Reagan administration, and federal judge James Buckley (brother of William F.).
  • OH: Governor Kasich signs Gun Law Reform (H.B. 234)

    12/23/2014 6:29:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Without fanfare, Governor Kasich signed H.B. 234 into law yesterday, 19 December, 2014.   While the gun law reform bill did not make all the changes that second amendment supporters desired, it made substantial improvements in the law, and was broadly supported in the legislature.  Governor Kasich signed it as part of a package of 40 bills (pdf): Am. Sub. H.B. 234 (Grossman, Becker) revises the law governing firearms. This was reflected by the large vote margins for passage of the bill; 24-6 in the Senate, 69-16 in the House. Some of the major provisions of the bill are: Creates...
  • Lois Lerner & North Lorea: Icky and Hacky

    12/23/2014 6:05:29 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-23-2014 | MOTUS
    Greetings from the formerly sunny island of Oahu! I haven’t needed my uva and uvb lenses much so far this year, as the little black cloud seems to be following us; the rain I mean.And now I hear that Congress is releasing a report today that reveals our ex-IRS top official Lois Lerner specifically targeted tea party groups and misled the public about its secret political targeting program: The Daily Caller has obtained an advance copy of a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report set to be released Tuesday morning that definitively proves malicious intent by the IRS to...
  • Falling Oil Prices and the Climate Change Agenda

    12/22/2014 3:38:27 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/22/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The oil price drop is really gutting Obama’s green agenda The latest falling oil prices to $55.96 (West Texas Intermediate), dropping from a high of $105 per barrel in June 2014, as a result of increased domestic oil production from fracking, is making the price of $150 per barrel of renewables look ridiculously expensive, not counting the wasted government subsidies in bankrupt solar power companies. The green agenda, which has become a climate change industry, is very lucrative for wealthy climate alarmists and for the United Nations. Dick Morris said, “The oil price drop is really gutting Obama’s green agenda.”...
  • Fracking is Fundamental

    12/22/2014 3:35:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/22/14 | Alan Caruba
    Energy is the master resource, the lifeblood of ours and the world’s economy “It is a sad day when a state chooses to listen to the fear, uncertainty, and doubts spread by anti-fossil fuel agitators rather than making a decision for economic strength that would benefit schools, communities, and many of its poorest citizens—especially when the vilified technology, hydraulic fracturing, has been used safely and successfully for more than 60 years and has brought prosperity to other formerly struggling regions.” Responding to the announcement by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that the state would ban fracking, Ms. Noon joined others,...
  • A race apart

    12/22/2014 3:33:52 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/22/14 | Sarge
    Those who guard the herd and keep safe the flock will be driven away if you beat that which protects you. How well set are you to protect yourself and what you hold dear against those who band together like a wolf pack to forage for survival? Al Sharpton may be getting what he’s wanted: a race war. I don’t remember when I’ve seen so many assaults on police officers in such a short period of time. I understand when people say they never remember so many: child molesters, child abductions, brutal murder/suicides, suicides, school-shooters etc., etc. etc. (select one...
  • Harvard Capitulates to Anti-Semitism

    12/22/2014 3:19:02 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/22/14 | Mitch Wolfe
    Anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment, sanction) movement on campus, SodaStream As a Harvard graduate, class of 1974, I am thoroughly disgusted by the Harvard Administration’s cowardly capitulation to the anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment, sanction) movement on campus. As reported recently by the Harvard Crimson (Harvard’s daily student-run newspaper), since April 2014, Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) stopped purchasing SodaStream machines (do-it-yourself soda and water machines which are owned and manufactured by an Israeli-based company). Since that time HUDS also agreed to remove SodaStream labels from existing water-filtering machines currently installed in the dining halls of many Harvard-Radcliffe residences, or Houses.
  • Flashback: Al Sharpton told those Upset with Garner Death to "Fight Back" Against Police

    12/22/2014 2:16:04 PM PST · by rightistight · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/22/14 | Aurelius
    In the aftermath of the death of Eric Garner, Al Sharpton told those upset with the actions of police to “fight back” against them. In the time since his statement, police have been attacked by angry people upset with the deaths of Michael Brown and Garner. This violence reached its highest point this past weekend when a man murdered two NYPD officers in cold blood as they sat in their police cars. Sharpton, speaking to a crowd at Garner’s funeral, told people to fight back. “You can’t stop us on this one,” Sharpton told the crowd. “God will take care...
  • Greenfield: he Light of Chanukah

    12/22/2014 1:33:41 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, December 22, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, December 22, 2014 The Light of Chanukah Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog A candle is a brief flare of light. A wick dipped in oil burns and then goes out again. The light of Chanukah appears to follow the same narrative. Briefly there is light and warmth and then darkness again. Out of the exile of Babylon, the handful that returned to resettle and rebuild the land faced the might of new empires. The Jews who returned from the exile of one evil empire some twenty-six hundred years ago were forced to decide whether they...