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  • Group uses anniversary of atomic warfare to push for peaceful future

    08/10/2014 12:01:13 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    columbiatribune.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | ALEX SCHIFFER
    Around 50 members of Mid-Missouri Peaceworks gathered at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday night to mark the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Food, music and speeches were part of the occasion, but the solemn centerpiece of the ceremony was sending homemade Japanese lanterns into the lake as a way to honor the 200,000 lives lost from the bombings. Even though the lanterns were sent off as a way of honoring the dead, Peaceworks also looks at the lanterns floating into the darkness as a way of promoting a brighter future, one without nuclear warfare. “We...
  • Does Hagel and Obama (WH) believe that the Taliban aren't terrorists?

    06/01/2014 1:14:03 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 32 replies
    6/1/2014 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    1.) If they believe that the Taliban aren't terrorists, then is this behind their reasoning that no negotiations took place with terrorists in the release of Bowe Bergdahl for 5 GITMO detainees? 2.) If they state that there was a third party involved (Qatar) and thus neither side (the WH or the Taliban) spoke directly with each other, then does that constitute their position that no negotiations took place with terrorists? The problem with #1 is that when the WH slammed Karzai over some of his statements concerning joining the Taliban, what could/can the WH say to Karzai now? Breitbart.com...
  • FILIPINO PROTESTERS BURN EFFIGY OF BARACK OBAMA (truncated)

    04/29/2014 3:18:27 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 18 replies
    Bretbart ^ | 04/28/2014 | FRANCES MARTEL
    "No-bama, no bases, no war," chanted an angry crowd of protesters in Manila Monday, infuriated by a ten-year defense deal in which the United States promised support for the Filipino army in the event of any dispute with the country's neighbors growing violent. According to NBC News, the crowd paraded through the streets with several figurines that appeared constructed with the full detail of a parade float. The centerpiece of the protest, however, was a large dog with the face of the President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III. The dog pulled a chariot controlled by a figurine of President...
  • The need for loud, swift action in response to John Kerry’s libelous statements about Israel

    04/28/2014 1:53:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-28-2014 | Bookworm
    Today is Yom Hashoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — a day on which Jews and all civilized people around the globe commemorate the 6 million who died at the hands of virulent antisemites. Israel takes this day very seriously. For those unclear on the whole Israel concept (Obama, Kerry, and State Department, I’m speaking to you), Israel is the only liberal democracy within the Middle East. It’s the only nation in that region that allows all people to worship freely, that accords full rights to women, and that protects all minorities, including sexual and racial minorities, from discrimination, even while...
  • Kerry: Internet access a ‘fundamental right’

    04/28/2014 10:16:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2014 12:23 PM EDT | Matthew Lee
    Secretary of State John Kerry says people around the world have a fundamental right to the Internet. He is denouncing authoritarian governments that place restrictions on web access and social media. Speaking from Washington to an online freedom forum in Estonia, Kerry said Monday that open and unrestricted communication helps make governments accountable. He said autocratic rulers therefore see a free, open and inclusive Internet as a threat to their power. …
  • Ethanol Impact on Feed Prices

    04/21/2014 6:37:22 PM PDT · by Walt Griffith · 20 replies
    American Cattleman ^ | Renewable Fuels Association
    Ethanol Impact on Feed Prices Written By: Renewable Fuels Association Fueled by its desire for conflict, and a well-funded and organized public relations blitz by food and livestock industries, the media has spent a great deal of time in the past two years trying to portray an epic battle between America’s need for renewable alternatives to gasoline and its role as breadbasket to world. Despite unsupported and hysterical claims, the battle between ethanol production and food and feed resources is not a battle at all. In fact, it is a symbiotic relationship that promises to provide long term financial gain...
  • White House Warns Russia

    04/07/2014 11:31:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 7, 2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against moving "overtly or covertly" into eastern Ukraine and said there was strong evidence that pro-Russian demonstrators in the region were being paid.
  • Obama: Pope Didn't Raise Obamacare 'In Detail' But I Told Vatican Sec. of State 'Most Religious

    03/27/2014 5:14:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – President Obama said Pope Francis did not raise Obamacare “in detail” when they met on Thursday, but that in a separate meeting with the Vatican’s secretary of state “we discussed briefly the issue of making sure that conscience and religious freedom was observed in the context of applying the law.” At a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Obama also acknowledged that he differs with the Vatican’s stance on some issues, but added that he “heartily” agrees with most of its positions. - See more at:
  • Pope Francis raises abortion, religious liberty in candid meeting with Obama

    03/27/2014 4:24:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 27, 2014 | BEN JOHNSON
    Rome Correspondent Hilary White contributed to this report. ROME, March 27, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In their first face-to-face meeting, Pope Francis reiterated the Catholic Church's concerns with President Barack Obama's policies on abortion, conscience rights, and freedom of religion. A source familiar with the talks told LifeSiteNews that the Vatican press release on the meeting was "remarkably forthright" in emphasizing the fact that the pope raised these issues with the president. According to the press release, the pope launched a discussion with the American president about the proper role of church and state, raising “questions of particular relevance for...
  • Secret Service agents on Obama detail sent home from Netherlands after night of drinking

    03/26/2014 4:00:29 AM PDT · by mgist · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/25/14 | Leonnig
    Secret Service agents on Obama detail sent home from Netherlands after night of drinking Three Secret Service agents responsible for protecting President Obama in Amsterdam this week were sent home and put on administrative leave Sunday after going out for a night of drinking, according to three people familiar with the incident. One of the agents was found drunk and passed out in a hotel hallway, the people said. The hotel staff alerted the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands after finding the unconscious agent Sunday morning, a day before Obama arrived in the country, according to two of the people....
  • Hilarious: Only one person slow claps after Obama speaks in Netherlands

    03/27/2014 6:41:17 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Mar 27, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The magic is gone, and the adoring crowds in Berlin 2008 must seem only a distant memory. While spring has arrived for everyone else in the Northern Hemisphere, Barack Obama is entering his winter. As his presidency implodes in a cloud of Obamacare incompetence and foreign policy blunders, even the Europeans who once adored him have caught on to what an empty suit Barack Obama is.
  • Barack Obama Knows Now What It’s Like to Give a Speech Where Only One Man Claps

    03/26/2014 10:48:42 PM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies
    International Journal Review ^ | 3-26-14 | Mike Miller
    VIDEO AT LINKOkay, THAT was certainly embarrassing. At the end of a joint news conference with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Netherlands on Tuesday, the applause for Barack Obama came from a grand total of one guy. One. After thanking the crowd twice for suffering through his boring, standard worn-out spiel, Obama looked around the room, expecting the usual fanfare and applause he receives from his loyal followers back home. It never came. Instead, the Leader of the Free World was met with one slow, awkward clap. Question: was MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in the house?
  • Barack Obama Knows Now What It’s Like to Give a Speech Where Only One Man Claps

    03/26/2014 10:02:11 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | march 26, 2014 | mike miller
    Okay, THAT was certainly embarrassing. At the end of a joint news conference with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Netherlands on Tuesday, the applause for Barack Obama came from a grand total of one guy. One. After thanking the crowd twice for suffering through his boring, standard worn-out spiel, Obama looked around the room, expecting the usual fanfare and applause he receives from his loyal followers back home. It never came.
  • Obama: Well, that's embarrasing.

    03/25/2014 9:00:33 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/25/2014 | Mary Greeley
    Holy cow, folks! SMH!!!!!! This is sooooo unbelieavable. He has NO credibility!!
  • Drive-Bys Fret Over Obama Incompetence

    03/27/2014 2:29:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | March 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a story here by Chris Cillizza in the Washington Post: "President Obama Got Elected on Competence. Now People are Starting to Wonder." You see, ladies and gentlemen, the Drive-Bys are beginning to get worried. The very low approval numbers, around 40 -- I don't know how it's that high, frankly. But the disapproval number is almost at 60%. Six out of 10 disapprove of the way Obama's doing the job. That is really bad. Really worrisome, because, remember, these people back in 2007 and 2008 promoted Barack Obama as the single greatest living human being to...
  • One Person Claps for Obama at The Hague

    03/27/2014 1:56:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You may not think that it's as bad for Obama out there as I'm making it out to be. Well, Tuesday morning at The Hague, in the Netherlands, Obama held a joint press conference with the Netherlands prime minister Mark Rutte. At the very end of the presser, Obama ends it by saying this. Now, you'll hear the emcee, but the point is one person... We did not doctor this. This is the point I have to tell you: We did not touch this. There is no verbal audio equivalent of anything they Photoshopped here. This happened...
  • Obama meets with Pope at time of 'tense' relations with Church (no smile on O's face)

    03/27/2014 11:24:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    cna ^ | March 27, 2014 | Kevin J. Jones
    Pope Francis and US President Barack Obama speak during a private audience at athe Vatican, March 27, 2014. Credit: ANSA/OSSERVATORE ROMANO. Vatican City, Mar 27, 2014 / 11:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- U.S. President Barack Obama’s March 27 meeting with Pope Francis comes at a time of tension between his administration and the Church over religious liberty, several Catholic leaders have said. “There has been a great deal of acrimony over issues related to religious freedom. This is something new and quite serious, since it affects the ability of the Church to carry out its mission,” V. Bradley Lewis, a philosophy...
  • Obama Makes Two Major Foreign Policy Gaffes on Europe Trip

    03/27/2014 11:53:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/27/14 | Raheem Kassam and Andre Walker
    Speaking at the press conference after the EU-US summit yesterday the US President wrongly suggested that Georgia "is not currently on a path to NATO membership". In fact the country has been on the path to membership since 2008. At the North Atlantic Council in Bucharest that year the attending Heads of State and Government agreed the following statement: "NATO welcomes Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations for membership in NATO. We agreed today that they will become members of NATO." Former Georgian Ambassador to London Giorgi Badridze, told Breitbart London: "President Obama's remarks could hardly have come at a worse time –...
  • Jimmuh Carter says Obama “too embarrassed” to advance black agenda (plus video)

    03/27/2014 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/27/14 | Doug Book
    On Tuesday, Breitbart TV, former president Jimmy Carter stepped forward to remove all doubt as to whether he remains the implacable horse’s ass he has been since his days in the White House. In this brief video, Carter suggests Hillary, once elected president, might be “embarrassed” to pursue a strong campaign in favor of women’s rights issues given that she is also a female. Of course, she might also be criticized for bias, though certainly NOT by our national media. (1) And to make his point, Carter offered the example of Barack Obama who he apparently believes to have been...
  • Why bring down Ya’alon?

    03/27/2014 5:39:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/24/2014 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    The media chose to focus the campaign against Ya’alon on his purported irresponsibility and loose lips because they cannot argue with him on substance. If this is a coincidence, it is an extraordinary one. Twice in less than two months, remarks that Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon made in closed forums about key issues on Israel’s national security agenda were leaked to the media. In both cases, the media used the leaked remarks to foment a crisis in relations between Israel and the Obama administration. In both cases, the Obama administration has used the opportunities created by the Israeli media to...
  • President Barack Obama meets Pope Francis...Pope KICKS HIM....

    03/27/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 20 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo ^ | March 27, 2014 | Carlo3b DAD/CHEF/AUTHOR
    President Barack Obama meets Pope Francis in Vatican City and Pope KICKS HIM IN THE BALLS.Pope Francis claims that he was "answering the prayers of millions of Americans, and Billions around the world." President Obama was left speechless, White House mum.. Developing...
  • “Wonderful meeting you,” Obama tells Francis

    03/27/2014 5:56:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | March 27, 2014
    The 50 minute meeting between Pope Francis and Barack Obama has ended. The President commented on how wonderful it was to be in the Vatican again “It is a great honour. I'm a great admirer. Thank you so much for receiving me,” the US President, Barack Obama said at the start of his meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican Apostolic Palace. The meeting lasted just under one hour (from 10:28 to 11:20). After this, the Pope was introduced to the President’s entourage and gifts were exchanged between the two leaders. The two were then photographed as per custom and...
  • Obama Tells Pope Francis He is a 'Great Admirer'

    03/27/2014 5:52:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/27/14 | Jim Kuhnhenn and Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A visibly energized President Barack Obama held a nearly hourlong audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, expressing his great admiration for the pontiff and inviting him to visit the White House. Although Obama and the church remain deeply split over abortion and contraception, Obama considers the pontiff a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality, and their private meeting in the Papal Library ran longer than scheduled. After they emerged to cameras, Francis presented Obama with a copy of his papal mission statement decrying a global economic system that excludes the poor. Obama...
  • Obama Gives Pope Chest of 'Fruit and Vegetable Seeds Used in the White House Garden'

    03/27/2014 5:41:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 53 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 27, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama has just concluded his meeting with the pope today in the Vatican. The White House sent details of the gift President Obama delivered to the pope. "President Barack Obama presented His Holiness Pope Francis with a custom-made seed chest featuring a variety of fruit and vegetable seeds used in the White House Garden. Earlier this month, Pope Francis made the historic announcement that he would open to the public the gardens of the papal summer residence, the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo," writes the White House in an email to reporters. "The chest is made from American leather,...
  • Zero Tolerance, Evil Objects, and the Psychosis of the Left

    03/19/2014 4:26:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-19-2014 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    Indeed, in the example of guns, they expressly believe that some firearms possess quantifiably greater evil than others, depending entirely on their appearance, despite being lifeless objects. An equivalent belief would be that a paring knife is certainly evil, but a carving knife is purely demonic. To a rational person, such an unhinged thought process more than merely hints at lunacy. Inanimate objects do not possess inherent evil. It can’t be built in, absorbed or grown inside a gun. In fact, the only things on Earth that have that ability are people. And yet, despite living in a world defined...
  • Who is right: Ron Paul or the Obama administration (on Crimean & E. Ukranian self-determination)?

    03/11/2014 12:56:49 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    3/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Ron Paul has basically said that Crimea has the right to self-determination and by extension a right to an independence referendum vote. The Obama administration seems to be goading Europe (not that it would take that much) into agreeing with it that Crimea (and Eastern Ukraine) do not have the right to self-determination, and that Western powers will not accept a referendum vote in Crimea (or Eastern Ukraine for that matter) that leads to Crimea joining Russia, or becoming independent. Margeurite, yesterday, nailed it on the head, though, in a thread of mine: "The West cannot have it both ways....
  • Donor to Groups Devoted to Reducing U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Receives Scientific Achievement Award

    02/03/2014 7:24:12 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 16 replies
    FREEBEACON.COM ^ | February 3, 2014 5:34 pm | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    A donor to a Democratic representative and a number of groups devoted to reducing the U.S. nuclear stockpile received a prestigious White House award for scientific achievement on Monday. Article Link: Donor to Groups Devoted to Reducing U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Receives Scientific Achievement Award | Washington Free Beacon (http://freebeacon.com/donor-to-groups-devoted-to-reducing-u-s-nuclear-stockpile-receives-scientific-achievement-award/)Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (http://code-happy.bahits.com/?p=62)
  • Crazy thought and question about Barack Obama

    01/21/2014 7:26:01 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 45 replies
    My crazy redneck mind | 1/21/14 | HTRN
    I'm thinking about how Barack Obama has (once again) complained that America hates him because of his race. We know of course, that it's untrue. Of all the catcalls he has gotten, virtually none are about race and virtually all are about the way he has fouled up the duties of the office, or about political philosophies that would move him to foul up the duties of the office. But I'm trying to grok the issue at a deeper level. Seems to me that Barack is actually wishing for the USA to go "nigga" or "ghetto" out of a wish...
  • Powers of Ten - The Effect of Adding Another Zero

    01/16/2014 5:17:40 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    Charles Eames, Ray Eames
    These are two fascinating films about the scale of the universe. I remember seeing the 1968 version at the Science Centre here in Toronto when I was a child. Another version was made in 1977. Powers of Ten - A Rough Sketch (1968)Powers of Ten (1977)
  • Obama embraces Cruz? (Repeal vs. Zero implementation)

    12/01/2013 12:53:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/29/13
    **SNIP** Yet now it’s the president and his Democratic allies who want to delay, indefinitely, key parts of this law. If the Democrats get their way, we have to wonder: What’s the difference between repealing the law and not implementing it? In July, the administration put off the employer mandate for a year. A few weeks ago, the president said insurance companies could hold off canceling their old policies. And now he’s pushed back next year’s enrollment period so that it will run from November 15, 2014, to January 15, 2015. Not only does this extend the time on the...
  • Swan Song Too Hawkish for Some Hayao Miyazaki’s Last Film, ‘The Wind Rises,’ Gets Complaints

    11/07/2013 1:25:10 PM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 5, 2013 | Brooks Barnes
    “The Wind Rises” is the type of art film that typically speeds into the Oscar race. Critics at film festivals have swooned over its nuance. It delivers messages about turbulent modern times by examining traumatic events of the past. The film’s 72-year-old director and writer, Hayao Miyazaki, a cinematic giant, has said the ambitious animated picture will be his last, a final bow. ...................................................... One explanation for the sensitivity? Although “The Wind Rises” has a strong pacifist message, it is essentially a biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, an aeronautical engineer whose contribution to the world was a killing machine. His designs...
  • ‘Who should survive?’: Common Core assignment mixes race, religion and lifeboats

    10/19/2013 7:35:16 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 44 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/19/2013 | Twitchy
    Here’s another bizarre school assignment to add to the pile, courtesy of Wisconsin-based talk show host Vicki McKenna. Students are asked to work in groups to choose seven people to save from a shipwreck. To help in their decision, they are given some rudimentary information about each passenger, such as race and religious views. Mr. Blake, for example, is a Mormon who “sympathizes with anti-black views,” while Mr. Newton is a “black power advocated” [sic] who is “suspected of homosexual activity.” You can see the educational value, especially when you take into account Father Frans, a priest who is “often...
  • Obamacare shock: $12,600 deductible, 40 percent co-pay, zero competition

    10/15/2013 7:53:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/13 | Paul Bedard
    Many Americans shopping for better health insurance deals promised by the two-week-old Obamacare system are instead being slapped with rate shock, including savings-sapping deductibles and co-pays, according to multiple reports from around the country. For some able to get the problem-plagued Obamacare website to work, the so-called “deals” the system is coughing up around the country include $12,600 deductibles, co-pays of up to 40 percent, zero competition, and rate hikes of 260 percent. The huge cost increases that some Obamacare applicants are seeing are feeding the effort in Congress to change the system and delay implementation until January 2014. "This...
  • PRUDEN: The cheap tricks of the game(Park Rangers ADMISSION about harassment)

    10/04/2013 9:36:37 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 31 replies
    washington times ^ | 10/3 | pruden
    The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots...
  • Suspension won’t be removed for five-year-old grilled over cap gun who then peed his pants

    06/17/2013 7:47:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 83 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-17-2013 | Eric Owens
    School officials in Calvert County, Maryland have denied a request to expunge the suspension of the kindergartener who brought a plastic cap gun on a school bus last month and then wet his pants during a subsequent interrogation. The refusal came in the form of a letter dated Friday, reports The Washington Post. The letter stated that the five-year-old “did bring a cap gun in his book bag.” It also charged that some other children were frightened and told school officials that they couldn’t discern if the orange-tipped cowboy-style gun was real or fake. The unidentified kindergartener had brought the...
  • Gun play: 'Zero tolerance' toward schoolkids could backfire, says expert

    06/11/2013 11:41:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-11-2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Elementary educators trying to discourage children from settling pretend beefs with pretend guns is nothing new. But in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting, and with the grownups increasingly polarized over the Second Amendment, rules for recess, on the bus and in the classroom have become stricter than ever. Some say too strict. “These zero-tolerance policies are psychotic, in the strict sense of the word: psychotic means ‘out of touch with reality,’” Dr. Leonard Sax, a Pennsylvania psychologist and family physician, and author of “Boys Adrift,” told FoxNews.com. *** “Out-of-touch policies such as these, which criminalize behaviors which have...
  • The Schools' Sinister War on Guns

    06/07/2013 6:39:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6-7-2013 | Selwyn Duke
    The obvious answer here is that the last two decades' school shootings and our civilization's general moral decline have changed the equation. But while this would explain the desire to keep students with real firearms off school grounds, there is no logical reason to apply this to toy guns. Saying otherwise is like claiming that because you wouldn't trust an 11-year-old to drive the family car to school, you won't let him bring toy cars with him, either; or that he won't be allowed to possess toy airplanes because he isn't ready to pilot a 747 for Delta. The same...
  • Kindergarten and the Kafkaesque

    06/03/2013 7:21:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6-3-2013 | Daren Jonescu
    To follow up on the recent story about a five-year-old boy suspended for showing a cap gun to his friend on a school bus, Investor's Business Daily relates a charming collection of similar anecdotes regarding such child abuse at U.S. re-education camps -- oops, I mean public schools. Each tale involves a very young child receiving severe punishment for the offense of imagining he had a gun. In the most recent case in question, a kindergarten student in Maryland shows his cap gun to a friend, and is browbeaten for two hours by school officials, without his mother even being...
  • LIVE: HOUSE OVERSIGHT CMTE. HEARS ABOUT IRS AND CONSERVATIVE ORGANIZATIONS 9:30AM

    05/22/2013 1:40:13 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 18 replies
    C-Span 3 ^ | 5/22/2013 | House Oversight Comm.
    Live at 9:30 on C-Span 3, and maybe FoxNews Channel... Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official at the eye of the storm over the improper scrutiny of conservative groups, will refuse to answer questions from the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.
  • W.H. Marks Mother's Day By Celebrating Free Birth Control

    05/10/2013 12:50:46 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/10/13 | Daniel Halper
    The White House is marking Mother's Day, which is this Sunday, by celebrating free birth control provided by Obamacare. The White House made the declaration in a tweet today from their official Twitter account.
  • Nuts… Second Grader Suspended for Holding a Pencil Like a Gun (Video)

    05/07/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-7-2013 | Jim Hoft
    The liberal insanity continues… Little seven-year-old Christopher Marshall was suspended from school for holding a pencil like a gun. He was pretending to be a Marine. That’s not allowed at his school. [video] The boy has good grades and has never caused any problems in classes before. FOX 43 reported, via Legal Insurrection: A Suffolk school suspended a second grader for pointing a pencil at another student and making gun noises. Seven-year-old Christopher Marshall says he was playing with another student in class Friday, when the teacher at Driver Elementary asked them to stop pointing pencils at each other. “When...
  • Why the 50 Meter Zero? (rifle marksmanship)

    05/02/2013 9:22:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 52 replies
    Why the 50 Meter Zero? Rourke linked to an excellent pictorial about ballistic trajectories from different zero's over at M4.com. Let's look at the trajectory using a 25 meter zero. If you look the bullet path is 8 inches high from roughly 125m to250m. This is a real problem. This is enough of a problem that folks will miss targets. In fact that is what happened. My informal understanding of the development of the 50 meter zero is as follows. Dudes were missing Tango's in the 100-150 meter range which was pretty close to the max range guys found themselves...
  • I wish there was something we could take for an unwanted presidency.

    04/30/2013 4:43:43 PM PDT · by knarf · 36 replies
    it's the thread where the morning after pill is to be offered to 15 year olds
  • 30 Reasons To Dislike Barack Obama

    04/30/2013 4:58:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2013 | John Hawkins
    As a conservative, picking out things you don't like about Barack Obama is kind of like pointing to the wettest part of the ocean. It also goes beyond politics. Not only is Barack Obama wrong politically, he's not a good guy, "cool," or even moderately likable. To the contrary, he's one of the nastiest, least admirable people in politics and he gets by based on a phony persona he created when he ran for President in 2008 -- along with the help of press corps liberals that work to protect him like they're on his payroll. Based on his performance...
  • Gates & Buffett Are Considered The Richest Because People Don't Recognize World's Only Trillionaire

    03/18/2013 10:42:29 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-18-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Michael Barone: Ivory-tower Obama can't abide views he doesn't share

    01/17/2013 8:36:05 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2013 | Michael Barone
    To judge from his surly demeanor and defiant words at his press conference Monday, Barack Obama begins his second term with a strategy to defeat and humiliate Republicans rather than a strategy to govern.-SNIP-The push for gun control is more a symbolic gesture than a serious attempt at governing.Something better can be said about Obama's call for immigration law changes. The need for some change is clear.That was also true in Obama's first two years, when he did nothing to advance legislation on the subject when Democrats had a solid majorities in Congress.The question is whether Obama wants legislation or...
  • Zero Votes for Romney, 'Dozens of Black' Voters Prompt Cries of Voter Fraud

    11/15/2012 5:52:09 PM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | SARAH PARNASS
    More than 500 Pennsylvania voters registered complaints about election procedure to the state this election, according to Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele. "All of these complaints have been forwarded to the appropriate county board of election for review, and if county officials feel it is warranted, [there will be an] investigation," Aichele said in a statement.
  • Russia Wants Obama to Win

    10/19/2012 10:41:03 AM PDT · by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity · 26 replies
    Vanity | 10/19/2012 | LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
    I have a good friend from Russia, who has lived in the U.S. for 5 years and regularly watches Russian TV via DirecTV satellite. This friend reports that all of the U.S. Presidential debates are being shown live on Russian TV, with English to Russian translation. Russian stations Vesti and Channel 1 are covering the elections in great detail. They are reporting on the Romney vs. Obama differences on economic and foreign policy, very accurately (Romeny wants lower taxes and less regulation, Obama wants higher taxes and government involvement in the economy, Romney is for a stronger American involvement in...
  • ‘Zero Jobs Created!’: CNBC’s Rick Santelli Takes on the Obama Campaign’s Job Creation Claim

    10/18/2012 11:17:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/18/12 | Becket Adams
    Following today’s report on the increase in applications for U.S. unemployment benefits, CNBC’s Rick Santelli decided to take on the Obama campaign and its claim that the president has created “five million jobs.” “You can slice it any way you want!” Santelli shouted in his inimitable style. “The president was sworn in in mid-January of ’09.” “If I go back and look at nonfarm — and I have all the data! — actual nonfarm payrolls, the establishment survey, the headcount survey, and I take the 818 minus thousand from January,” he added, referring to the monthly job loss numbers the...
  • Facebook Gives Up on the Obunga?

    10/04/2012 8:10:45 AM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 7 replies
    FaceBook ^ | 10/4/2012 | Facebook
    This is the splash screen from Facebook this morning - an empty chair.