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  • Hillary Rodham Clinton's Moral Compass

    05/30/2015 2:03:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    May 30, 2015 | vanity
    Does Hillary Rodham Clinton have a moral compass? If so, what informs and guides it? If not, why is the Democratic Party behind her candidacy? Why does the media pretend that they can't ask her the hard questions? Why does the media toss her soft ball questions? What are her qualifications? What are her bedrock beliefs? Why is she running? Who would she put on the Supreme Court? How would she treat our military? Does she have Executive Order Syndrome too? Why is she trying so hard to pretend Bill Clinton is just a fancy hood ornament? Why is Bill...
  • As a gay atheist, I want to see the church oppose same-sex marriage

    05/30/2015 1:13:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 5-27-15 | Matthew Parris
    Is there nobody of any intellectual stature left in our English church, or the Roman church, to frame the argument against same-sex marriage? I see. So now we have the result of the Irish referendum on gay marriage, and now we’ve heard the Roman Catholic Church’s chastened response, we shall have to rewrite Exodus 32, which (you may remember) reports Moses’ (and God’s) furious reaction to the nude dancing and heretical worship of Moloch in the form of a golden calf: the Sin of the Calf in the Hebrew literature. Moses had come down from Mount Sinai bringing God’s commandments...
  • Court Strikes Down Idaho Abortion Limitation [semi-satire]

    05/30/2015 10:41:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 May 2015 | John Semmens
    An Idaho statute banning abortions after the fetus reaches 20 weeks of age was struck down by the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals as “an undue burden on a parent’s ability to get an abortion.” “The assertion that 20 weeks is the age at which the fetus is capable of feeling pain cannot be permitted to outweigh the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that a woman’s access to abortion is a fundamental right that cannot be abridged by state action,” wrote Judge Harry Pregerson for the three-judge panel hearing the case. “First of all, a fetus is not...
  • TX: Knife Preemption to Governor Abbott, Decriminalizatin of Knives "double-crossed" by Whitmire

    05/30/2015 10:34:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Good and bad news for Texas knife law reform.  The good news is that HB 905 is headed to Governor Abbott's desk.  If only one knife reform bill is to pass this session, this is the preferred one.   The bad news is that knife decriminalization seems to have been killed. From texasguntalk.com: In a spot of good news, HB 905 (knife preemption) is on its way to Governor Abbott. Unfortunately, HB 3884 (decriminalization of "illegal" knives) was killed after Senator Whitmire double-crossed us. He agreed to sponsor HB 3884 and hear it in his committee, in order to get...
  • Jeb Bush and the Briar Patch

    05/30/2015 10:30:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/30/15 | Ed Wood
    Jeb Bush is everywhere. Jeb Bush is in New Hampshire. Jeb Bush is in South Carolina. Jeb Bush has lost weight. Jeb Bush speaks Spanish. Jeb Bush has raised $millions for his war chest. Jeb Bush leads in the Real Clear Politics poll. Jeb makes the news where he doesn’t even plan to show up, like Iowa’s Straw Poll. No doubt that he is the Democrat-media favorite. Why? Because a “moderate” Republican candidate is not electable — and they know it! Can you say Bob Dole, or John McCain, or Mitt Romney? The last thing in the world the Hillary...
  • A Virtuous Society

    05/30/2015 9:45:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    When a society abandons these virtues, the people become corrupt, and unwilling to abide by the rule of law. A viciousness blankets the people, which leads to violence and lawlessness Benjamin Franklin emphasized that without virtue, free societies could not properly function. He said, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” With freedom comes responsibility. The responsible society is one that is virtuous. A man with virtue is a man that possesses “sacred honor.” It is for the sake of a free society that men must deny...
  • Dunham, Duggar, Hastert: A Tale of the Left's Twisted Morality

    05/30/2015 7:12:11 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 5/30/15 | Steve Berman
    Aesop couldn’t have told this fable better.  Three sex scandals, and three different responses.  The Left celebrates admitted sexual abuse for their own, ravages those who honestly approach the subject, and withholds judgment for those who cover it up. The profane, progressive and feminist actress Lena Dunham molested her one-year-old sister when she was seven.  Dunham admitted, even praised this act, calling it “sexual exploration.”  When they were older, she also paid her sister with candles for “prolonged kisses on the lips” and masturbated in bed next to her when Dunham was 17 and her sister was just 11 years old....
  • Is the Supreme Court Going to Chip Away at Heller?

    05/30/2015 5:57:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Supreme Court has been doing a very peculiar dance around an appeal from the Ninth Circuit.   The appeal is about a preliminary injunction in the case Jackson v.  San Francisco, on two regulations.   One requires that  (1) "the handgun is stored in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock that has been approved by the California Department of Justice," or (2) "[t]he handgun is carried on the person of an individual over the age of 18. The second regulation bans the sale of expanding ammunition.  As Heller explicitly noted, as explained in the opinion: In Heller,...
  • More than 20% of Americans Receive Welfare [semi-satire]

    05/30/2015 1:32:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2015 | John Semmens
    According to the latest Census Bureau data, 21.3% of those living in America are receiving welfare benefits. This includes more than 41% of Blacks, more than 36% of Hispanics, more than 17% of Asians and more than 13% of whites. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell called it "a good start on the President's transformative agenda. Ideally, all output would be put into a common pot and doled out to individuals and families based on need. The notion that a person should be self-supporting is archaic. In another generation it will be completely replaced by an appreciation for the...
  • More From Feminist Tumblr

    05/29/2015 5:37:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 28, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Autumn is a 24-year-old cisgender queer Muslim, who posted this: “Hands up if large groups of aggressively loud white boys in your vicinity freak you out.”To which spyderqueen (“mental health stuff, feminist rantings”) added: “One of the things that bonds women, POC, and LGBTQA+ together: The fear of white men in numbers.”That comment got more than 300,000 likes and reblogs in nine months. This is what feminism is really about: The promotion of completely irrational (but politically useful) fear. My advice to “white boys” is: Always travel in large groups and be aggressively loud, because it makes feminists freak out....
  • What's the Basis for Disbelief that there is a Human Nature?

    05/29/2015 5:08:28 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    Freep | 5/29/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    What if I decided I'm tired of paying $3.50 a gallon for gas, I'm just going to fill up with the garden hose? I'm perfectly free to do that, but somehow the car's designer might not think that's such a great idea. How do we decide if there is a plan on which we're based? Disbelief in a human nature is usually accompanied by belief that we can alter our wiring just by pretending or believing that it's so. What a poor god I am, with the world in such a mess, it must just be my fault for not...
  • Well used Colt Officer's Model has been passed down the line

    05/29/2015 3:14:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    My father had a Colt officers model .38 for many years.  I first remember it being in the house about 1960 or so, but he likely had it well before that.  I recall shooting it as a child, and thinking that it was powerful, and loud.  My brother was given the pistol; I did not feel slighted, as there were plenty of guns to go around.  One of the interactions that I had with the old Colt was when it was impounded when my brother got into some legal difficulties. The Colt was sent to the Crime Lab in...
  • Conservatives Are The Counterculture

    05/29/2015 10:41:25 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 31 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/29/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    George Orwell wrote in his preface to Animal Farm that “Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban…At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question, anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness.” This prevailing orthodoxy defines the ideology of the contemporary Left of today. Motivated by abstractions and a vision of a utopian future based upon that which has never existed but which they are convinced they can create, the...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    05/29/2015 9:59:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/29/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Michelle Obama: Global Warming Is The New Civil Rights Movement Fighting global warming is this generation’s “revolution,” said Michelle Obama to students at Oberlin College during the Memorial Day weekend, just like Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights struggle during the 1960s. “Climate change, economic inequality, human rights, criminal justice -– these are the revolutions of your time.” “And you have as much responsibility and just as much power to wake up and play your part in our great American story. Because it is absolutely still possible to make a difference. The great moments of our history are not...
  • Coca Cola Runs Ad Campaign Featuring Gay Family; "We Choose Happiness over Tradition"

    05/29/2015 9:29:57 AM PDT · by rightistight · 184 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/29/15 | Aurelius
    Coca Cola is running ads that will appear on buses and signs featuring a gay couple and their adopted child. The ad shows a picture of two men holding a baby, playing with crayons. A bottle of Coca Cola is next to them. Over their heads reads, "We choose happiness ~over~ tradition. -the Van Bergen family." In the bottom right corner it reads, "#choosehappiness:" The ad implies that, though their family is not "traditional," the Van Bergens are happy. They also drink Coke:
  • A Look At Kratom–Fear mongering and regulatory zeal to beat the band

    05/29/2015 8:48:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/29/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    According to Google Trends, interest in the search term “Kratom” has increased sharply from 2011—by a factor of three. Insider blogs note that it trends higher than many other supplements. What’s more, vastly conflicting descriptions of its benefits and side effects are all over the Web, along with troubling reports of adulterated versions of the substance being sold online. Not surprisingly, eager beaver regulators have jumped into the fray. But what, exactly, is Kratom? Formally known as Mitragyna speciosa, it is a tree that grows from 3-20 meters (10-66 ft) tall, native to Southeast Asia. The plant is a member...
  • D.C. Fails to Follow Court Order in 2A Case, Motion for Contempt filed

    05/29/2015 6:47:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Alan Gura has filed a motion to hold the District of Columbia in contempt for failing to follow Judge Scullin's preliminary injunction in the Wrenn v. D.C.   second amendment case. The  motion is very well written, the logic is clear.  Here is an portion: 7.  Mr. Powers’ experience is particularly troubling. He is a licensed D.C. firearms instructor, who was (finally) allowed to register his handgun.1 There is no question that Powers meets all background check and training requirements. There is no legal basis to deny him a permit. 8.  District law does not provide for this sort of...
  • Why I’m an IslamoVeryPhobe

    05/29/2015 6:41:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/29/15 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    I find myself compelled to be not only an Islamophobe but an IslamoVeryPhobe. I'm not just guarded or afraid regarding Islam; I'm VERY afraid of Islam. Always pay attention to the man behind the curtain. Pay especial attention to: THE DUELING QUR’ANS: Understand the true nature of the two Qur’ans (Medina and Mecca) that are combined into the single Qur’an. The earlier peaceful/loving Qur’an derives from Mohammed’s thirteen years of preaching in Mecca—“you have your religion and I have mine,” “there should be no compulsion in religion,” “to kill one person is as if killing the whole world.” The later...
  • ‘The News’ now planted progressive propaganda

    05/29/2015 6:07:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/29/15 | Judi Mcleod
    America's first digital dictator In October of 2008 Obama and the Dems threw the Fundamental Transformation of America up in garish, jaw-dropping neon lights and the world thereafter was never to be the same. The communications world now digital gave an about to be jettisoned America its first digital dictator. Back then David Axelrod astroturfing portrayed Obama’s promised Brave New World as an empty screen, one on which Obama could be projected in whatever image folk wanted him to be, history’s first free phone and easy food stamp president. Down at core, the new messiah of Hope & Change was...
  • ADAM-12 SHRUGGED: Let Them Reap Their Cloward-Piven Chaos In Baltimore

    05/29/2015 5:17:24 AM PDT · by IChing · 100 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 5/28/15 | Donald Joy
    The majority-minority denizens of the urban hellhole I call Baltimogadishu are getting exactly what they demanded (and deserve) for electing a 100% Afro-Marxist cabal; a cabal which viciously joins the Obama administration and media in demonizing local cops, while excusing and even sanctifying mobs of unfettered black terrorist thugs roaming and ruling the streets. Rates of mayhem and murder in Baltimore are skyrocketing through the roof, with police often surrounded and attacked by seething crowds of terrorists when they respond to calls. Given impossible work conditions, and a vacuum of official leadership or support, rank-and-file cops in Baltimore are apparently...
  • TGIF Toons

    05/29/2015 4:10:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Palestine - Netanyahu Goes For Gold In Shoot-Off With Obama

    05/28/2015 4:35:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | David Singer
    Let the shoot-off with the reluctant and recalcitrant Obama administration begin Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s appointment of former United Nations ambassador Dore Gold to head up Israel’s Foreign Ministry - ensures that Israel will be confronting President Obama as he continues attempting to deviate from the commitments made to Israel by his predecessor President Bush in a letter dated 14 April to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (Bush Commitments). The Bush Commitments acknowledged the risks involved in Israel unilaterally disengaging from Gaza and evacuating the 8000 Jews who had established 21 settlements there over the preceding 35 years whilst...
  • Sex—Sex and more sex…Every day, Every way, Every One

    05/28/2015 3:05:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | DR. LAURIE ROTH
    Instead, many in America have turned sex and its expression into a walking and diseased 'side show.' I pray we will not become another 'Rome' but we are swiftly on our way It appears the gift of ‘sex’ and sexuality has been forced over a cliff and shattered into a thousand pieces of broken and perverted expression. Experts are everywhere and those who demand to change our legal, religious, educational and political core. We must become another creature…void of Godly morals, laced with experimental sexual drives and controlled by feelings, Government and liberal agendas. “Act out, do it again and...
  • I am SICK & TIRED of MadAve attacks on White Males! [Vanity]

    05/28/2015 1:46:29 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 65 replies
    Self
    OK, I've just watch the Nth iteration of Madison Avenue's everlasting attack of the last domestic enemy, the White Male (WM)! In recent memory there were the series of stupid Caucasian (non-Hispanic variant) men who 'starred' in the SPDR Fund ads. Now we have the AT&T ad campaign with the current one showing the husband/father totally unable to manage while the all-knowing female was away. A previous ad in this campaign had an equally clueless WM in a Real Estate Agency group of 4 much smarter women.
  • Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing

    05/28/2015 12:50:03 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sarah Fisher
    Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing 5.27.2015 News Sarah Fisher Whilee Baltimore faces record levels of violence, an anonymous police officer told Sean Hannity last night that police will no longer be "proactive." This month there were 35 murders, and 32 reported shootings this past Memorial Day weekend alone. A current Baltimore police officer who chose to hide his identity reacted on "Hannity" tonight, saying that the surge in violence is a "direct result" from the six officers who were indicted by a grand jury in the death of Freddie Gray. "After the protests, it seems like the citizens would appreciate...
  • The American "Economy" (Summed Up In 1 Cartoon)

    05/28/2015 11:15:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/28/2015 | Tyler Durden
  • Obama’s Middle Eastern treachery and treason

    05/28/2015 11:13:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/28/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    In 2008 we elected a President that promised to transform the world. Well he has. And the results are dangerous at best. The Middle East is now a cauldron of flame and death for Christians and Muslims alike. It was Colin Powell who said “if you break it, you fix it.” Obama has broken it, but there is little chance he’ll fix it because he sees nothing wrong. Of course he blames others, Bush most of all. Has anyone ever heard Obama blame Carter, who with Zbigniew Brzezinski let the Iranian Revolution play out with the same indifference to results...
  • LA Unions Lobby for Exemption From $15/Hr. Minimum Wage Law They Pushed

    05/28/2015 10:17:20 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 27, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    This has to be the month's top entry in the "Just when you think you've seen it all" category — and it will be more than a little interesting to see how the nation's press handles it. As the Associated Press reported a week ago, the City Council in Los Angeles, by a vote of 14-1, ordered the drafting of a law mandating a citywide minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2020, noting that "the support of Mayor Eric Garcetti virtually guarantee its eventual adoption." Now that it's almost a done deal, labor unions whose members earn less want...
  • African migrants risk all in Sahara to reach Europe

    05/28/2015 10:01:59 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 9 replies
    reuters ^ | Thu May 28, 2015 | BY DANIEL FLYNN
    In a sandy compound in the Niger desert town of Agadez, a white-turbaned imam blesses a circle of African migrants, some of them little more than boys, to protect them on the journey across the Sahara toward Europe. A smuggler then gives a signal and the migrants scramble onto a white Toyota Hilux, jostling for a place on the 1,200-km journey to Sabha in southern Libya – a route plagued by bandits and the pitiless desert sun. Nineteen men pack into the truck for the three-day ride. Those on the edge sit astride a long wooden stick, to prevent them...
  • BBC, Thailand: Brown Receiver; Composite or Trick of Light on M-16?

    05/28/2015 9:39:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    My nephew, Nick, had a BBC newscast on about human smugglers in Thailand.  It appears that the BBC is a bit less shy about showing weapons than many U.S. outlets, but that could simply be perception on this one show.  I watch very little TV.    From BBC.com: Manit told us his district had long been used by human traffickers to transfer migrants from boats to trucks. He wanted to stamp it out. But he was getting little help from the central government, or from local law enforcement.  The BBC correspondent was allowed to join a patrol off the coast. ...
  • Carly Fiorina hammers Hillary and Obama on equal pay for women

    05/28/2015 9:35:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 55 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | Robert Laurie
    Hillary Should Look At Her Own Office Before Preaching On Equal Pay For Women A while back, we watched Rand Paul turn the standard media “gotcha” questions about abortion into a deft attack against the left. It was smart, tough, and something you’d hope to see more of. If you’ve been watching Carly Fiorina’s nascent campaign, you have. In fact, she’s turned the idea of making opponents into their own worst enemies into something of an art form. If Hillary refuses to answer a question, Fiorina points that out in her own response. If Hillary dodges the press for one...
  • A $15.00 minimum wage is the greedy taking advantage of the unskilled with the help of the Democrats

    05/28/2015 9:15:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/28/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Raising the wages of low to unskilled workers to $15.00 an hour will only help the Democrats and the extortionist unions who “represent” these workers. If low level salaries are doubled to $15.00 an hour, causing half of a shop’s workforce to be fired, the unions are way ahead. They will just double the dues for the remaining workers and not lose a cent in income. Better still, when employers fire half their workers just to survive, there will be half the number of members to bother union thugs with demands for services. The unions will still be able to...
  • Full Disclosure For All!

    05/28/2015 9:12:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | Leigh Bravo
    Time to demand full disclosure before every newscast so the public is truly informed who is spoon-feeding them their news for the day Our government has pushed food labeling to the extreme. Demanding that calories, fat, sugar and other ingredients be fully visible to the public in order for them to be able to make informed decisions about the food they eat. But what about informing the public about the news they receive on a daily basis? Does the public deserve the same transparency about their news sources that the government is now demanding from food manufacturers and restaurants? After...
  • The Hillary Enigma

    05/28/2015 8:47:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | Al Caruba
    I suggest that Hillary ceases to be an enigma if you just think of the Wellesley student who thought the best topic for her senior thesis was the book by a dedicated Communist, Saul Alinsky Does it strike anyone as strange that the only candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination to be the next President of the United States is the wife of a former President? There is no historic precedent for this, no way to measure this against how Americans have selected Presidents in the past. Like most Americans, I first took notice of her when Bill began his...
  • Have Democrats Caused Urban Poverty and Collapse?

    05/28/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 24 replies
    PJTV ^ | May 27, 2015
    [] this is part two of a three part trifecta on the utter catastrophe that has befallen what was once America's jewel in her industrial crown, namely her inner-cities. In part one, we looked at the locust-like plague that drugs, especially crack cocaine, has inflicted on America's cities. Today, we'll look at the political perfect storm of Democratic policies that have not only allowed this to happen, but in fact, fostered it. And in part three, we will struggle to find some solutions to this multi-generational mess. I think the short form is that America's cities were once home to...
  • Open Carry While Old, Sick, and Tired

    05/28/2015 6:39:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | Dean Weingarten
    I am mostly recovered from a nasty virus that I caught from my six month old grandson.  At times I was sleeping, or attempting to, 20 hours a day,  I could handle necessary chores, but simply trying to avoid coughing enough to breath comfortably, left me weak, and feeling too tired to exert myself.  Walking a couple of hundred yards was exhausting.  I had to go to the store a couple of times for off the shelf medicine and some ice cream, which I normally eat little of.   I became acutely aware of how vulnerable I was.  I could...
  • Bernie Sanders: We don’t need 23 deodorant choices when children are hungry

    05/27/2015 6:12:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 105 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/27/15 | Dan Calabrese
    our average left-winger agrees with this stuff and thinks Sanders is a genius Just as an exercise in curiosity, I’m going to try to think like a socialist. And since I really have no earthly idea how socialists come up with the ideas they embrace, I’m going to let Bernie Sanders get me rolling. Tell me, Bernie, your thoughts on economic growth: The whole size of the economy and the GDP doesn’t matter if people continue to work longer hours for low wages and you have 45 million people living in poverty. You can’t just continue growth for the sake...
  • Political Correctness Is Ruining Your Neighborhood… (Steven Crowder)

    05/27/2015 2:11:24 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 22 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | 5-25-15 | Steven Crowder
    I’m a guy who talks to everyone. Ask my wife. A trip to the grocery store for milk can turn into a thirty minute conversation with the bag-boy. Most of the people who work with me on this site (Brodigan, Krystal, Jared, Caleb and ‘FunDip’ Dan) are just people with whom I’ve had a good conversation at one point or another. Never once did I ask for a resume. They dread my phone-calls because I always go long. I’m that guy. I’ve always loved talking with people. But in the last few years, something’s changed dramatically. Political correctness has become...
  • TX: Reduction of Gun Free Zones Awaits Governor Abbott's Signature

    05/27/2015 10:53:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    While second amendment supporters have been watching the progress of the open carry and campus carry legislation in Texas, another bill with significant effects has passed the Senate, the House, and will likely by signed by Governor Abbott.  The legislation is SB 273, and it preempts the ability of most government entities to ban people who have concealed carry licenses from carrying weapons on most of their premises.   The bill passed 26 to 5 in the Senate, and 116 to 23 in the House.    There are significant exceptions.  Carry is banned in schools, polling places while voting...
  • Democrat propagandist Ken Burns reminds us of how self-absorbed liberals are

    05/27/2015 10:28:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/27/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Recently, documentary film maker Ken Burns was the commencement speaker at a college graduation. As he spoke he reminded us that liberals are always angry and dissatisfied with America and never pass up a chance to say so. Here are some random thoughts about his speech. Among other subjects in a predictable assortment of tripe, Burns essentially apologized for being White as he stood with a smug, self-assured look while hitting his applause lines. His apology represents a favorite liberal ploy of giving away something that they don’t own. My right to apologize or not apologize for something is mine...
  • Will the races ever sit down, shut up, and listen to each other?

    05/27/2015 8:50:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/27/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    It was a while ago that our Attorney General, the one and only Eric Holder, claimed that our country was a bunch of “cowards” for not wanting to discuss issues of race. I am willing to discuss them. And contrary to the opinion of race baiters and progressive, grievance mongers, I won’t bow to the narrative they have developed over the past seven years. Most Americans believe race relations in this country are bad and deteriorating. In my lifetime I have not had any difficulty with someone of another race. Perhaps that is because I was in the military for...
  • Silicon Valley’s Eating Up Super Ritalin. I Got the Best of It.

    05/27/2015 7:02:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Dan McCarthy
    Nootropics, the new staple ‘brain enhancers’ in Silicon Valley that purport to increase productivity and perception, exist in an unregulated legal gray area in the U.S. In Colombia, you can pick up even the shadiest kinds over the counter. I did just that. In the months before a recent trip to Colombia, off to visit an expat friend living there, I had been hearing about nootropics. Or “smart drugs,” as they’re referred to. Brain enhancers. Mental magic. Depending on which site you’ve read that’s proclaimed them the new “It” drug for bio-hackers of every stripe, all roads lead to the...
  • Occupy Wall Street organizers out to “swing” Canadian election

    05/27/2015 5:53:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/27/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Adbusters magazine—the flagship of the Canadian non-profit Adbusters Media Foundation that spawned Occupy Wall Street (OWS)—is out to take down Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government in October elections. The magazine that calls all restless millennials to arms in a revival of 1960-styled protests for ultimate Marxist takeover—is printed in the United States. The message of its 100,000 international circulation, found mostly in corner convenience stores like 7-Eleven is a clarion call to Marxism: “Let the Global Revolution Begin”, “Cultural Revolution is Our Business”. Adbusters lure to disaffected youth of the day is the raunchy: “Having fun, Kicking #”. (Canada Free Press,...
  • BBC Image: Al Shabab AK 47s, PKM Machineguns

    05/27/2015 5:50:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I found the photo of Al Shabab marching, presumably somewhere in Somalia, interesting.  It gives a clear look at some of their weaponry.  As an organization that deals in terror, I would expect it to be extremely conscious of the image that it puts forth.   This likely explains the preponderance of  PKM light machine guns in the hands of the four rightward ranks of the front marchers (their right). These are probably the most powerful weapons that are carried on foot by Al Shabab.  I only see those four, and it appears that other troops are equipped with AK...
  • Hump-Day Humor

    05/27/2015 3:51:30 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • China gets a new billionaire every week: Wealthy Chinese are getting even richer really fast.

    05/26/2015 10:03:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sophia Yan
    A new billionaire was created almost every week in China in the first quarter of 2015, according to a report by UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Wealth creation is booming for the Chinese -- supported by strong economic growth and robust capital markets -- and it's all happened in the last 15 years, said Francis Liu, a managing director at UBS Wealth Management. They're primarily pulling in the big bucks from real estate, technology, healthcare and other consumer industries, he said. In 2014, there were about 200 billionaires in China, versus 570 in the U.S., according to UBS. Chinese billionaires are also...
  • Should Christians Attend Homosexual “Weddings”?

    05/26/2015 7:06:25 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 66 replies
    R.C. Sproul Jr. ^ | 5-26-15 | R.C. Sproul Jr.
    Some of our deepest challenges as believers involve dealing with the sins of others, particularly those whom we love. Whether it is a relative struggling with addiction, a best friend unfaithful to his spouse, or a loved one embracing sexual perversion we often feel caught between our genuine love for the sinner and our genuine revulsion at the sin. The bromide “Hate the sin, love the sinner,” while at least infused with a touch of wisdom, doesn’t typically answer all the hard questions. When confronted with tough moral calls it’s often wise to slow down and define our terms. First,...
  • Aging Hippies Can Buy Children in Cuba for the Price of a Happy Meal

    05/26/2015 6:23:14 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Letter to Congressman Tom McClintock, CA 4th District | 5/26/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Letter to Cogressman Tom McClintock, California 4th District Please raise Congressman McClintock's concern regarding the issue of sex tourism to Cuba with his colleagues on committees concerned with suppression of international sex tourism from the US.Please see the search string "Daniel Greenfield Cuba Sex Tourism" for evidence of concern to Federal agencies charged with enforcement against organized international pedophilia. At The Death of the Left it is possible to read: "The embargo didn’t turn Cuba into a hellhole whose main tourism industry is inviting progressive Canadian pedophiles to rape its children. Castro did that with help from the dead guy...
  • How to turn a liberal hipster into a capitalist tyrant in one evening

    05/26/2015 5:55:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Guardian and Observer ^ | May 24, 2015 | Paul Mason
    A new play, World Factory, asks the audience to run a clothing factory in China – and even the creators have been surprised at how people have behaved.The choices were stark: sack a third of our workforce or cut their wages by a third. After a short board meeting we cut their wages, assured they would survive and that, with a bit of cajoling, they would return to our sweatshop in Shenzhen after their two-week break. But that was only the start. In Zoe Svendsen’s play World Factory at the Young Vic, the audience becomes the cast. Sixteen teams sit...
  • President Obama to Use the UN to Stab Israel in the Back

    05/26/2015 4:14:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/15 | Joseph Klein
    Obama cannot be trusted. He is willing to sell Israel down the river to secure his own legacy as a “peacemaker.” President Barack Obama visited an influential conservative Washington D.C. synagogue on May 22nd with the avowed purpose of assuring his audience of about 1000 people that his “commitment to Israel’s security is and always will be unshakeable.” Donning a yarmulke and speaking from the synagogue sanctuary’s bimah where the Torah is recited, Obama claimed that “no U.S. President, no administration has done more to ensure that Israel can protect itself than this one.” Carried away by his own self-proclaimed...