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  • Earth Day Nonsense

    04/23/2014 2:50:11 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 20 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    If you didn't realize it, yesterday was Earth Day. Founded back in 1970, this event was created to foster support for environmental protection. (Coincidentally, it's also the day communists celebrate the birthday of Vladimir Lenin.) Chances are you saw some news reports on the joys of recycling and other such fluff. Personally, I find such Earth Day nonsense quite tiresome as the environmental movement went from wanting to stop pollution to full-tilt insane in a few decades. One of the Earth Day consequences that we have is the EPA, which liberals and eco-nuts will gleefully remind us was signed into...
  • Enza Ferreri Euro 2014 Election Video. "Immigration and Islamisation: Let's Stop this Madness"

    04/23/2014 2:21:50 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can see the video of this speeech by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. Here is the transcript. In all probability you wonder why you should vote for another new party, why this small party Liberty GB should make any difference, that others haven't made. Yet, in all probability you are also one of the 70% of people in this country who want immigration to be reduced or stopped completely, and one of the many and increasing number of people who are worried about Islam. You are right to feel that way on both counts. Immigration is...
  • Shannon surges in new Okla. Senate poll [Lankford spokesman calls it "a POS survey"]

    04/23/2014 11:59:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is surging in the Oklahoma Senate Republican primary and now leads the other frontrunner in the race, Rep. James Lankford, in a new survey out from a pro-Shannon group. The survey, conducted by the GOP firm Public Opinion Strategies for Oklahomans for a Conservative Future, gives Shannon 42 percent support among likely Republican primary voters to Lankford’s 32 percent support. That’s a gain of 19 points from another survey in mid-March, when Lankford led Shannon by nine points. The third candidate in the race, former state Sen. Randy Brogdon, takes just seven percent support...
  • Michelle Obama: ‘splurging is the key to life’

    04/23/2014 11:45:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-22-14 | DrJohn
    Sometimes you just can't write a better title than the one someone blurts out. 'Splurging is the key to life' says Michelle Obama. If there is any one authority on splurging, it's Queen Michele. Does she ever know how to splurge. From Judicial Watch: Her 2013 trip to Dublin cost us nearly $8 million. Her trips to Africa and Honolulu in 2013 cost us $15 million. The Obamas were averaging a vacation a month through March 2013. She get to spend an elongated vacation at pal Oprah Winfrey's palazzo in Maui. It was the beginning of a birthday party that...
  • Was John Roberts’ ObamaCare ruling a curse or a blessing for Republicans?

    04/23/2014 11:21:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/23/14 | Doug Book
    Though Coach is Right published this piece in early January, the subject matter may be even more pertinent today as countless doctors refuse to treat ObamaCare patients, hospitals deny them admittance and the negative impact of the law has moved from talking point to reality. When Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Supreme Court’s Marxist bloc in ruling the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate constitutional, stunned conservatives immediately accused him of committing an “act of judicial cowardice.” “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices,” wrote the supremely hypocritical Roberts as...
  • Marijuana mental health and safety risks ignored by media

    04/23/2014 10:42:00 AM PDT · by usalady · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 20, 2014 | Martha
    While Americans of all ages in Colorado happily celebrate the legalization of marijuana in various forms on April 20, 2014 as a “smoking holiday” the mental health and safety risks are being ignored by the media.
  • Muslim Leaders Slam 9/11 Museum's Unflattering Portrayal of Al Qaeda as "Deeply Offensive"

    04/23/2014 10:29:07 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 47 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/23/14 | Aurelius
    The National September 11 Memorial Museum will be showing a film called “The Rise of Al Qaeda” when it opens next month. The film tries to explain the roots of the terrible attacks and why radical Islamists killed so many people that terrible day. In an attempt to get feedback from the Muslim community on the film, which portrays Al Qaeda as radical Islamists who were on a jihad against the United States, the museum showed “The Rise of Al Qaeda” to an “interfaith advisory group of clergy members.” This group included Muslim leaders. After seeing the short film, which...
  • If abortion was a person it would the silver medal winner of this list...

    04/23/2014 10:11:35 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-23-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Actually, if your view of abortion was limited to America only post Roe v. Wade the title of this post would be true...in all actuality it's probably king of the hill here.
  • Secretary Kerry will now bring Worldwide peace and prosperity [Satire]

    04/23/2014 9:34:59 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 23, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my (imaginary) friend, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of Confusion Utopia. He is a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. He is also justly proud of his expertise in the care and breeding of unicorns, for which his Save the Unicorns Foundation received substantial Federal grants after President Obama's approval.  We are honored to have a post of this caliber by a quintessential...
  • 12 Ukrainians Kidnapped/Secretly Held by Russians as Pro-Kiev Councilman Found Floating in River

    04/23/2014 9:30:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Imagine your country being invaded by a frightening combination of stealthy military force and mafia/street thugs carrying advanced, high-tech weaponry... yet refusing to wear insignia, produce ID, or even tell the truth re. who they are, where they came from, or what they are doing there. And nobody does anything to stop them, either inside or outside the country. Then the few patriots that do dare to speak-out against the invader's lies and territorial aggression begin to simply disappear... Kiev Post:  Twelve persons, including journalists (and one American), have been kidnapped over the past week in the eastern Ukrainian cities...
  • AZ:Governor Brewer Vetos Gun Law Reforms

    04/23/2014 9:19:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Jan Brewer vetoed gun law reforms that would have held local governments accountable.   HB 2517 would have put teeth into the state's preemption law, with penalties for government officials that prosecuted people  for violating illegitimate local ordinances.   Florida passed a similar bill in 2011 after scofflaw governments routinely persecuted citizens who exercised their second amendment rights.  Pennsylvania and Ohio are considering similar measures. HB 2339 would have ensured that local governments who wished to prevent people from carrying weapons in public buildings would have to do more than depend on those who would obey signs directing them to...
  • The only way to end racial discrimination is…through racial discrimination?

    04/23/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-23-2014 | MOTUS
    “Justice Sotomayor seemed to mock one of Chief Justice Roberts’s most memorable lines. In a 2007 decision that limited the use of race to achieve integration in public school systems, he wrote, ‘The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.’” On the contrary, the Wise Latina believes that the only way to end discrimination on the basis of race is…to discriminate on the basis of race.Let’s examine the basis for her contention, beginning with Big Guy’s basis for social justice: empathy: But it’s those five percent of the...
  • Republican Party Surges in Polls

    04/23/2014 8:50:51 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 8 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 23, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a new bi-partisan poll released Monday, the GOP finds itself in a position to make historic gains in the November midterm elections. The poll, conducted by Democratic pollster Anderson Robbins Research and GOP pollster Shaw & Company, shows the public support for the Republican Party surging, having gained 15% points sine October of last year. Despite an incessant campaign by Democrats to paint the Republicans as a party aloof of public concerns, riddles with bigotry and intolerance, voters are evenly split, with 45% viewing the GOP as favorable and 45% unfavorable. This is in stark contrast to a similar...
  • Liberals in California Target Judges with Boy Scout Ties

    04/23/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 23, 2014 | Gina Miller
    Listen to an audio version of this column Give them an inch, and they'll demand a mile. We warned you that the terrible decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly homosexual boys into membership would only lead to further attacks against the organization by the militant homosexual Left. We were right, and the target is now judges who have ties to the Scouts. In California, the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Code of Judicial Ethics has proposed amending the Code to ban judges who participate in, or are members of, non-profit youth organizations that "discriminate" on...
  • Popular Mechanics Scores with 3D Gun Article

    04/23/2014 8:10:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Popular Mechanics article shows that it understands technology much better than the New York Times or the Washington Post.  This isn't too surprising, given the politics of the the two prominent newspapers, but it was not always so. The Article sums it up nicely: So, should we be afraid to live in a world where anyone can afford the equipment to manufacture a gun in his or her basement? I hope not—because that's the world we live in now. Guns are comparatively simple devices. In fact, plenty of custom firearms are manufactured today using equipment that wouldn't be...
  • Cruz endorses Sasse for Nebraska Senate

    04/23/2014 7:01:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Midland University President Ben Sasse has picked up another big-name conservative endorsement in the Nebraska Senate Republican primary from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). In a statement, Cruz called Sasse the “strongest conservative voice” in the race. “Ben will not be just another vote in the Senate – he will be a leader in the fight to stop the Obama agenda and repeal ObamaCare from day one. We need strong reinforcements like him in the United States Senate,” he said. Cruz will attend a rally for Sasse, along with former Nebraska Gov. Kay Orr, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen....
  • Hump-Day Humor

    04/23/2014 5:26:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Senate hopeful hits her stride [Karen Handel-GA]

    04/23/2014 4:58:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2014 | Jessica Taylor
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. — In the crowded Georgia GOP Senate primary, Karen Handel could be hitting her stride at just the right time. The former Georgia secretary of State’s underfunded campaign has struggled to break out of the seven-way race, but a recent slight against her lack of a college degree from her top opponent has given her a new and salient opening. Boosted by an endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and missteps from her male opponents, Handel may have hit a sweet spot with less than a month to go before the May 20 primary to succeed retiring...
  • Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots disappoints constitutionalists!

    04/23/2014 4:35:12 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 12 replies
    4-22-2014 | johnwk
      SEE: Tea Party Patriots Use Elections to Push 'Flat' or 'Fair' Tax Monday, 14 Apr 2014 06:05 PM The Tea Party Patriots are pushing a "flat tax" or a "fair tax" rate in the coming elections to stop the endless hiking of taxes on Americans, group President Jenny Beth Martin says. "A flat tax, a fair tax — either one is better than what we have now," Martin told Ed Berliner and Diane Dimond, guests hosts of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "The tax code has grown and grown and grown. It's time to address the fact that...
  • Just Say No- For white working-class women, it makes sense to stay single mothers.

    04/23/2014 3:09:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Slate ^ | April 23, 2014 | Naomi Cahn and June Carbone
    ".......... Lily, just like better-off men and women, believes that marriage means an unqualified commitment to the other spouse. When you marry someone, you support him in hard times. You stick with him when he disappoints you. You visit him if he ends up in jail. And you encourage him to become an important part of your children’s lives. It’s just that Lily doesn’t believe that Carl is worth that commitment. Nor does she believe that she will meet someone who will meet her standards anytime soon, and the statistics back her up.The economy has changed. A higher percentage of...
  • Polish Immigrant: Americans 'Have Gotten Stupid', 'Already Forgot What Communism was All About"...

    04/23/2014 1:29:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • Leaked Photos And Released Emails Show Clintons In Bed With Muslim Brotherhood

    04/22/2014 6:26:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 4/22/2014 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    Bassam Estwani is one major Muslim figure that had access to the Clinton White House a while ago. Some might think of this being no big deal, of course, until one examines what Shoebat.com obtained from leaked photos to email exchanges between Estwani and the Clintons.The photos and Arabic sources obtained by Shoebat.com reveal that Estwani was a major Muslim Brotherhood infiltrator working for decades in the U.S. to influence top U.S. politicians to advance Sharia.In one photo, Estwani showed great deference to the number one Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi.In the photo below, Bassam Estwani is seen...
  • Tired of Whining Homosexuals

    04/22/2014 6:15:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 24 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | April 22, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    I feel sorry for homosexuals because they are afflicted with a birth defect they seem unable to understand. However, I'm tired of them and their supporters harassing those who don't accept their peculiar social views. A growing body of scientific research indicates that homosexuals are born with the brain of one sex and the body of the other. A homosexual male's brain is similar to a heterosexual female's brain. A homosexual female's brain is similar to a heterosexual male's brain. In other words the people who think they are homosexuals are really transsexuals. Thus, homosexuality might be treatable with a...
  • 14 graphics that demonstrate how Earth Day is just silly...

    04/22/2014 4:55:43 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • AZ: Citizen Disarmament Advocates Lobby to Maintain Disarmed Victim Zones

    04/22/2014 4:06:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
      In Arizona, a few women and children lobbied Governor Brewer to veto legislation designed to help keep people safe in the state.   John Lott, one of the foremost researchers on the effects of legislation restricting access to defense options, has noted that the vast majority of public mass shootings occur in gun free zones.  From a nationalreview.com interview: Lott offers a final damning statistic: “With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has...
  • Liberal Dem Prosecutor Continues 15 Yr. Battle with Gun Range Owner for Telling the Truth

    04/22/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 22, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    In 1999, Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Hauge, a Democrat, was prosecuting a legal gun owner for using his gun to defend himself.  Hauge was also a guest instructor on gun laws at the Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club in Bremerton, Washington.  The gun owner was found innocent of all charges and that did not set well with Hauge who took up two class periods lecturing the students about the case.Hearing what Hauge was saying about the case and gun rights, Marcus Carter, Executive Officer for the gun range, knew that the students did not get the full story.  The...
  • Michigan’s anti-affirmative action law stands

    04/22/2014 3:45:23 PM PDT · by No One Special · 3 replies
    neo-neocon blog ^ | April 22, 2014 | neo-neocon
    SCOTUS has ruled 6-2 (Kagan abstaining) that Michigan’s law against race-based affirmative action is constitutional.In other words, it’s not racial discrimination to ban the sort of racial discrimination that is supposedly designed for the purpose of redressing racial discrimination.Mind-boggling that the question even comes up. As Justice Scalia, joined by Thomas, wrote: It has come to this. Called upon to explore the jurisprudential twilight zone between two errant lines of precedent, we confront a frighteningly bizarre question: Does the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment forbid what its text plainly requires? Needless to say (except that this case obliges...
  • The modern day good Samaritan as defined by liberalism...

    04/22/2014 3:37:51 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
    One of the favorite things liberals like to say about the conservative philosophy on welfare is that our attitude is basically one of "you're on your own."I would love for liberals to explain how this is any different, if not worse.
  • Broken Compact The Hollowing-Out of Nevada Statehood

    04/22/2014 2:49:31 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 9 replies
    Nevada Journal ^ | August 14, 2013 | Steven Miller
    Before Nevada joined the Union in 1864, the U.S. Congress explicitly promised more than two dozen times that the new state would be on an equal footing with the original states. That promise was not kept. Take, for example, language on merely one page from the Congressional Globe — predecessor of the modern Congressional Record — for March 3, 1864:
  • The Kelo Decsion and Barack Obama’s BLM land grabs

    04/22/2014 10:52:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/22/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    What stops the federal government from merely deeding private lands to foreign governments “because we can?” Actually nothing stops the government from doing anything, certainly not the Kelo Decision. Without a doubt the Supreme Court’s Kelo Decision is one of the most potentially destructive weapons a tyrant like Barack Obama has at his disposal. We’ve heard that Dirty Harry Reid, Nevada’s real life Senator Geary, was possibly preparing to steal some of the Bundy ranch land to give it to a Chinese company to run another fake “green scam.” This begs the question: Why couldn’t the Bureau of Land Management...
  • Eric Cantor Puts Head of Republican Party Virginia on His Payroll?

    04/22/2014 9:06:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA), majority whip for the U.S. House of Representatives, has quite a game going in his home state of Virginia, maybe a game ending in political life or death. Cantor, a left-leaning Republican, teetering on the right edge of a seat on the left side of the aisle (see it here in graph form) has reportedly hired K6 Consulting Group to manage his June primary and opponent, conservative anti-amnesty economics professor Dr. Dave Brat. Connected to K6 is Shaun Kenney a well-known, Cantor-supporting blogger on a site billed as "Virginia’s premiere conservative web site." Kenney was recently...
  • Spring Spheres 2014: That’s How We Roll!!!

    04/22/2014 9:03:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-22-2014 | MOTUS
    Was the Spring Sphere Eggstravaganda a success?Absolutely. There was no video of Big Guy missing a dozen shots in a row like last year.If I miss this one, confiscate all the iPhonesWe’ve been practicing shooting our hoops ever since last year’s embarrassing showing. Too bad we didn’t put as much time into practicing our foreign relations.And the old tennis game looked pretty good too:Big Guy, showing Putin and David Brooks that he’s got balls too.As always, this year’s Roll kicked off on the Truman balcony with the National Anthem. For those of you wondering why Lady M didn’t have her...
  • Rioting crowd severely beats 5 chengguan for killing civilian (China)

    04/22/2014 9:01:30 AM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    Shanghaiist ^ | 4/21/2014 | Unattributed
    A riot involving around 1,000 people broke out last Saturday in Cangnan county of Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province, resulting in the hospitalization of five chengguan, China's notoriously abusive and under-regulated urban enforcement officials. The alleged cause for the riots was the five's brutally killing a civilian. According to reports, the chengguan "hit the man with a hammer until he started to vomit blood, because he was trying to take pictures of their violence towards a woman, a street vendor." This man later died while being rushed to the hospital. [....] According to eyewitness accounts, the crowd -- which was growing...
  • Biden in Ukraine: "Thank You For Making Me Feel Relevant Again"

    04/22/2014 8:07:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 22, 2014 | Jeryl Bier
    Vice President Biden addressed Ukrainian legislators Tuesday in a committee room of the Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, where he began his remarks by thanking the legislators for "making me feel relevant again." Biden is in Ukraine to show support for the Ukrainian government as that country faces continued pressure and threats from Russia. Biden's "relevant" comments were a reference to his time as a legislator in the United States: I want to thank my colleagues for bringing me back home. For 36 years I sat in our legislature, and I used to actually have this seat in our -- I...
  • How I Celebrated 'Earth Day'...

    04/22/2014 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • What is the Legal Risk of Buying a Gun at a Turn In (buy back)?

    04/22/2014 6:29:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In most of the United States, it has always been legal to buy and sell firearms privately without any paperwork.    Private sales are not required to go through a Federal Firearms License (FFL).   It is against the law to build or maintain a Federal firearms registry.   One of the purposes of this restriction is to insure against firearms confiscation by the Federal government. There are a few states that have effectively banned private sales.  California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, and Rhode Island, are six states that require that private parties have a background check conducted by the...
  • Obama's Greatest Achievement - Re-Establishing the Soviet Union

    04/22/2014 5:05:01 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 11 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 4/17/2014 | Moneyrunner
    People who see the world through the lens of domestic politics label ObamaCare as Barack Obama’s signature achievement. They are wrong. Obama has had a much greater, and more ominous achievement in the geopolitical arena. What did Obama really have in mind when he told Medvedev that after his re-election he would have greater flexibility? As he assumed office, the world was uni-polar and the US was the sole superpower. Five years into his Presidency, Iraq is reverting to sectarian warfare and becoming an Iranian client state. Afghanistan is slipping away as fast as American troops are leaving. Egypt was...
  • Divide and Conquer (Nyquist & Polish Journalist on Russia/Ukraine)

    04/21/2014 7:34:47 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 5 replies
    JR Nyquist ^ | 4/21/14 | JR Nyquist
    Divide and Conquer Commentary for 21 April 2014 I recently asked a Polish journalist friend his ideas regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. He gave me a five point answer: (1) The Ukrainians are fighting against Russia’s corrupt version of so-called capitalism; (2) Russia is trying to portray Ukraine as a non-state; (3) Putin is rebuilding the former Soviet Union’s empire, extending Moscow’s influence over specific economic sectors; (4) Moscow’s ultimate goal is to completely push the United States out of Europe, using a new anti-American ideology; (5) Meanwhile, Moscow relies heavily on the West’s readiness to compromise on everything...
  • OUR SHAMEFUL SILENCE: The Forgotten Freedom Fighters of Venezuela

    04/21/2014 6:50:18 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 7 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 21, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While much of the world has focused on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, opposition forces in Venezuela continue to battle the brutal regime of Nicolas Maduro. While opposition forces battle for their basic human rights, the world, and in particular the government of the United States has remained largely silent. In February of this year, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was arrested by government officials on charges of "inciting unrest" for leading, at the time, peaceful protests against the policies of Nicolas Maduro and his ruling United Socialist Party. Despite the overriding belief that he was being held illegally, few world...
  • 14 quotes from Milton Friedman (AKA awesome liberal smackdowns)

    04/21/2014 4:49:58 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-21-14 | The Looking Spoon
    A great way to entertain yourself and learn something at the same time is to look up old video of Milton Friedman smacking down liberals. You should be able to find the videos where most of these quotes come from on YouTube.
  • James Clapper Giving Speeches To Students, Begging Them To Stop Thinking Of Ed Snowden As A Hero

    04/21/2014 4:12:15 PM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies
    techdirt ^ | April 21, 2013 | Mike Masnick
    A few weeks back, I read a Washington Post story "Inside the admissions process at George Washington University" and noted this interesting tidbit towards the end: GW also asks students to list a role model and two words to describe themselves. As for herself, Freitag said, she would list “Martha Stewart/Tina Fey” and “sassy/classy.” This year, she’s seeing a lot of Edward Snowden citations. I had thought about writing it up, but decided it was a pretty small thing, really. It's not secret that, as a group, younger people have a much more favorable impression of Snowden than older people....
  • Greenfield: Wrong is the New Right

    04/21/2014 4:00:10 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 24 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, April 20, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, April 20, 2014 Wrong is the New Right Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Others have already pointed out the absurdity that gay marriage is becoming a right in places where plastic bags and large sodas are becoming against the law. This sort of next wave civil rights step is only an expansion of freedom if you aren't paying attention. All the arguments over the differences between civil unions and marriage are largely meaningless. Once gay marriage is recognized, then marriage becomes nothing more than a civil union. The real casualty is the destruction of the...
  • When you know liberals don't actually care about the gender pay gap...

    04/21/2014 3:19:54 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-21-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This is great (and true), and it illustrates the ignorant economics of the left. If it was as simple as liberals purport it to be then could've made the pay gap in his own house $0.00 and he could've done it yesterday....
  • Candidate’s Complaint Called “Misguided”

    04/21/2014 1:39:14 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 April 2014 | John Semmens
    Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Lynette Bryant’s complaint against the Arkansas Democratic Party was rebuffed as “misguided” by Democratic National Committee Chairperson Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla). Dr. Bryant took exception to her primary opponent, Mike Ross, being described by Democratic Party officials as “the next governor of Arkansas.” She also protested being barred from speaking at Saline County’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner. “I can understand how Dr. Bryant—an African-American woman—might feel frustrated and belittled by the way she’s been treated,” Wasserman Schultz offered. “However, we need to focus on the big picture. The message of the Democratic Party is that...
  • The Bundy Ranch and Our loss of freedom, Part II

    04/21/2014 12:42:13 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 21, 2014 | Dan Miller
    There's always more to say when our freedoms are being forfeited.Were the events at the Bundy Ranch newsworthy? Will whatever happens when the Feds return en masse be newsworthy? Is anything newsworthy that casts overreach by the Obama Government in a bright but foul light? Government by Executive Decree? President Obama's history and His associates? Benghazi? IRS targeting of conservatives? Ho hum. How about some real news instead: Hillary Clinton's daughter's pregnancy? Mrs. Obama's vegetable garden? Well of course that's, like, I mean, totally newsworthy. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4F12p_Btmg] Video linkTwo new articles expand on the subject of my Sunday afternoon essay titled The United States of Obama...
  • Ted Kennedy (OFA Obamacare Email)

    04/21/2014 11:56:51 AM PDT · by matt04 · 4 replies
    OFA Email | April 19, 2014
  • Obama: I won, so stop talking about Obamacare

    04/21/2014 11:53:19 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 32 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-21-14 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama held a press conference the other day during which he took a "victory lap" and taunted Republicans in his typical juvenile fashion: At a press conference yesterday President Obama asserted that when it comes to ObamaCare, the Republican Party "is going through the stages of grief--anger and denial and all that stuff--and we're not at acceptance yet." His endless hubris echoes his "I won" utterance in 2009. Then James Taranto notes this: A Politico reporter asked the president: "Do you think it's time for Democrats to start campaigning loudly and positively on the benefits of ObamaCare?" Watch him...
  • This is easily the most reasonable definition of "social justice" I've ever seen...

    04/21/2014 11:18:32 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 25 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-21-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I don't think there could be a better counter-point/rebuttal to the social "justice" loons than this...
  • When one word can say EVERYTHING about the person using it...

    04/21/2014 11:16:30 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-21-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I surf around social media where high school and college students tend to frequent, such as Tumblr, and my reactions go from rage to heartbreak to see the (mostly leftist) perspectives on life. This graphic fits in with it perfectly.
  • The Actual Political Spectrum

    04/21/2014 11:09:02 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 70 replies
    LeighPatrick.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | LP Sullivan
    We all are familiar with the political spectrum, that hypothetical horizontal line on which we find our ‘point’ – our personal political ideology. The principle is basic: left is liberal, right is conservative. But while the standard spectrum is still valid as a foundation, in reality it isn’t a flat line at all.