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  • The Importance of a Family Meal Together

    07/19/2018 8:17:08 PM PDT · by vannrox · 7 replies
    metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    One of the things that I have come to appreciate the most was the family meal that we had when I was growing up as a child. During my early childhood we would hold formal “sit down” meals in the Dining Room. Us children each had our own roles / chores in regards to this. On Sunday we would have the largest and most elaborate meals. Mealtime was the opportunity when we could all talk about our day, our hopes and dreams, and things that interested us. At the time, I didn’t realize how important it was. Then, during the...
  • The Inthinkables

    07/19/2018 2:09:07 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2018 | Christopher Knight
    And so another notch is marked on the belt of political correctness. This time, it's Papa John himself. John Schnatter has been excommunicated from the company he began in the broom closet of his father's tavern. Since 1984, Papa John's Pizza has become one of the most successful chains in America, with almost 5,000 locations and providing jobs to countless individuals from all facets of society. Schnatter lost it all this week, including his name on a football stadium and a business school. His offense? Referring to irrevocable history about the founder of a competing franchise during a conference call,...
  • England Knife, Gun, Rape Attacks and Homicide Continue Rapid Rise

    07/19/2018 9:10:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/19/2018 | Liam Deacon
    “High-harm” violent offences involving weapons are soaring in England and Wales, as a crime wave continues, with knife and gun crime, as well as homicide, shooting up. Meanwhile, police also recorded 31 percent more rapes, up to 53,977, and 21 percent more other sexual offences, rising to 96,755. The revelations, from the latest official figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show offences involving knives or sharp instruments rising by 16 percent to 40,147 – the fourth consecutive increase in knife attacks revealed by the ONS
  • Deputy chair of the Democratic Party slams border with Mexico as creating ‘injustice’

    07/19/2018 9:03:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/19/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The radical wing of the Democrats is doing its best to convince the mainstream of the American electorate that the party is too far detached from reality to be trusted with power. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, embraced by the Party’s chair Tom Perez as “the future of our party,” already has provided such convincing evidence of being an ignoramus (unemployment is low because so many people have two jobs) that poor Joe Lieberman is encouraging voters to vote for the opponent she defeated in the primary, who remains on the ballot on a splinter party ticket. Now comes the party’s vice chair,...
  • 'This Is What Kills Our Kids:' Gun Control Argument Sneaks Into SEAL Team 'Six' Series

    07/19/2018 8:47:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/19/2018 | Lindsay Kornick
    The History Channel’s fictional drama Six provides a darker, more nuanced look into the personal and professional lives of SEAL Team Six operators. Although the show clearly displays the SEALs expertly using weapons in the field, there seems to be one place the show won’t accept them: in the home. In the dangerous world the show paints for us, the fact that they don’t want homeowners armed is even scarier. After former SEAL Team leader Rip was murdered by a terrorist on American soil in the season 2 premiere, Jackie (Nadine Velazquez) fears that her their family could be targeted...
  • Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez: 'Capitalism Won't Always Exist' (A very revealing interview)

    07/19/2018 8:29:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/19/2018 | Matthew Vadum
    ​Democrat giant-slayer and soon-to-be Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came close to saying she supports abolishing the free enterprise system and the precious economic freedoms on which it is based that have made America wealthy beyond its founders’ wildest dreams. The so-called democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez whom DNC Chairman Tom Perez hails as “the future of our party,” breezily dismissed the current strength of the U.S. economy, claiming unemployment is low only because Americans are working two jobs.  Capitalism is a fleeting phenomenon, she told PBS in an astounding display of historical ignorance that would no doubt endear her to anti-American conspiracy...
  • It's Not Just Weather, Jews Control Earthquakes, Too!

    07/19/2018 8:06:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/19/2018 | Marina Medvin
    According to a Jordanian columnist, Jewish powers aren't just limited to weather control; Jews can also cause earthquakes! Kamal Zakarneh, a columnist for the Jordanian daily Al-Dustour, accused Israelis of causing the earthquakes that shook the Al-Aqsa mosque in the attempt "to Judaize Jerusalem." He went on to explain that Jews are known for "blaming nature" for natural disasters. He's not wrong to fear earthquakery. That mosque was destroyed by an earthquake in 746 and had to be rebuilt in 754. And Jews were around in 746. Soooooo we know who did it. A minor flaw in his logic is...
  • CEASE & DESIST: Town Orders Family to Stop Hosting Bible Studies on Farm

    07/19/2018 2:37:17 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 102 replies
    toddstarnes.com ^ | 7/18/18 | Todd Starnes
    July 18, 2018 The owners of a Pennsylvania farm have been ordered by the Sewickley Heights Borough to cease and desist holding Bible studies on their private property. Borough leaders accused Scott and Terri Fetterolf of improperly using their 35-acre farm as a place of worship, a place of assembly and as a commercial venue. They were served a cease-and-desist order in October 2017, the Post-Gazette reported.
  • Everybody Has Religious Beliefs, Some People Just Deny It

    07/18/2018 7:32:08 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7-18-18 | Stephen Roberts
    When politicians argue that we should not 'legislate morality,' they are engaging in a theater of the absurd. Christians are watching with growing concern as U.S. senators increasingly employ anti-Christian litmus tests against judicial nominees and political appointees. Last year, Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein declaring to then-nominee Amy Coney Barrett that “the dogma lives loudly within you,” referring to her strong Catholic faith. As John Daniel Davidson recently argued in the Federalist, we can surely expect the same treatment for another devout Catholic — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Davidson and others rightly contend that such a litmus test is...
  • After Pushing Gun Control, James Comey Urges Americans to Vote Democrat

    07/18/2018 12:06:09 PM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/18/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Just weeks after the UK’s i News published James Comey’s call for more gun control in America, the former FBI director is using Twitter to urge Americans to vote Democrat in November. On July 1, 2018, Breitbart News reported excepts from Comey’s i News interview, in which he claimed the NRA tells “lies” and called for limitations on the types of guns Americans can purchase, as well as limits magazine capacity for those guns. Comey said, “There’s no slippery slope in America when it comes to guns. It’s a concrete staircase, which is our constitution…. We just have to decide...
  • The banality of Barack Oxxxx(modified)

    07/18/2018 10:13:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/18/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Obama made a big speech in South Africa, and all I can think is, Same old Obama. His techniques are all there: nods to the opposition, odd things thrown into sequences of events to deflect attention from his record, and a view of the world that hasn't changed a bit since his days of reading Tom Friedman. Heck, he probably still reads Tom Friedman, and golfs with him out on the tony, gated links, too. He blathers on about the wonders of globalism and technology, and then takes credit for all of the "progress." Progress, progressivism, get it? He calls...
  • Freeform Millennial Drama: 'You Know It’s Crazy to Have a Gun,' Ownership 'Barbaric'

    07/18/2018 10:04:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/17/2018 | Karen Townsend
    The July 17 episode of Freeform’s The Bold Type exposed the unwillingness of anti-gun leftists to accept gun owners, even if one is their best friend. Budding writer Jane Sloan was traumatized at a very young age by the Columbine school shooting and she is horrified to learn that her roommate, Sutton, owns a shotgun. Jane (Katie Stevens) was a first grade student just five miles from Columbine High School and she says her teacher’s daughter was murdered in that mass shooting in which shotguns were used. Meanwhile, her roommate Sutton (Meghann Fahy) grew up in central Pennsylvania and was...
  • Feds Double Down on Gun Control Failures

    07/18/2018 9:53:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/18/2018 | Bob Barr
    There is an unwritten rule in government, at all levels, that whenever it fails, the appropriate (if not immediate) response is to double down on more government solutions. Is regulatory red tape making it impossible to do business in a state? No problem! Tax the remaining “rich” people. Having trouble paying for all those costly city social programs? Do as Chicago does, and get that money back impounding the cars of the underprivileged! Let’s also not forget that after the Bureau of Land Management’s suspect grazing policies nearly provoked a modern-day “range war” at Bundy Ranch in Nevada, the BLM’s...
  • Our rules of the game: U.S. Constitution

    07/18/2018 9:13:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/17/2018 | Walter Williams
    Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, leading to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, has thrown progressives, the Democratic Party and the news media into an out-and-out tizzy. The online magazine Slate declared, “Anthony Kennedy Just Destroyed His Legacy as a Gay Rights Hero.” The New York Times’ editorial board said about a second Trump court appointment, “It is a dark moment in the history of the court and the nation, and it’s about to get a lot darker.” It’s indeed a “dark moment” for those who’ve for decades used the courts to accomplish what would have...
  • Banning straws: Another stupid 'save the world' move

    07/18/2018 9:09:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/17/2018 | John Stosell
    Want to sip a refreshing beverage this summer? If environmental zealots and sycophants get their way, you won’t be allowed to sip it through a plastic straw. Actress Nina Nelson and other celebrities made a video claiming that plastic straws kill sea life: “In the USA alone, over 500 million straws are being used every single day, most of which are going into our oceans.” “I will stop sucking,” vowed the celebrities. In obedient response, Seattle banned plastic straws, and other places plan to follow. Starbucks, Hyatt and Hilton are all abandoning straws. Katy Tang, of San Francisco’s Board of...
  • Democrats' 'Sudden' Hard-Left Turn Towards Sanders Style Socialism Has Been Years In The Making

    07/18/2018 7:49:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/18/2018
    Left Turn: Long-time political watchers have been shocked in recent months to see formerly powerful Democratic Party leaders ousted by far-left challenges within their own party. The once-proud centrist party of the working class, the Democrats are now a party of the hard left. Recent events show just how far things have gone: * 28-year-old Democratic Socialist and Bernie Sanders admirer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes beat New York Rep. Joe Crowley, the No. 4 ranking Democrat in the House, in a primary challenge. Despite a series of embarrassing gaffes in just over a week, the Democrat-safe New York district she's in guarantees...
  • Thank the Lord Donald Trump Is Not an 'Intellectual'

    07/17/2018 8:21:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/17/2018 | David Solway
    I recently participated in an email chain with conservative writers and thinkers on the inexhaustible subject of Donald Trump. Some of my correspondents, while supporting Trump as a political champion, regretted his "coarseness." He is, they alleged, rather too crude and rough hewn to comport with their ideal of proper presidential stature. Now I can understand that if Trump behaved like Hillary, prone to hysterics, outrageous and mendacious attacks on opponents, and perpetual grievance-mongering, one might regard him as unmannerly, unstable, and preposterous, as a truly "coarse" human being with a crippling behavior problem. If he had bevies of mistresses...
  • Immigrants Change Cultures -- Whether New Yorkers in Florida or Latinos in America

    07/17/2018 8:08:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/17/2018 | Dennis Prager
    The most frequently used description of America by those who advocate for large numbers of immigrants -- those here legally or illegally -- is "America is a nation of immigrants."The statement sounds meaningful. But in reality, it's meaningless. What else could America be? If no one had come to America from elsewhere, the North American continent would have remained populated only by its indigenous people -- which is what many on the left wish had happened. As the late Howard Zinn, author of "A People's History of the United States," the most widely used American history text in high schools...
  • Exclusive: Young Republicans Dumped At A ‘Random’ Gas Station By Anti-Trump Uber Drive(T)

    07/17/2018 6:37:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/16/2018 | Stephanie Hamill
    It ain’t easy being a conservative these days. New reports are popping up every week about conservatives being denied service at restaurants and now even from a ride-sharing company solely because of their political beliefs. Six Republican campaign volunteers have a similar story. They say they were kicked out of an Uber on Saturday in Raleigh, North Carolina, as their driver told them “welcome to the resistance.” Mary Russell, a volunteer, and Chris Godbey, the Executive Director of the Young Republicans National Federation, sat down with the Daily Caller to share their horrifying experience. Their crime? Talking politics amongst themselves...
  • Left vs. Right (US) [interesting graphic]

    07/16/2018 8:50:08 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 52 replies
    information is beautiful ^ | December 2011 | David McCandless & Stefanie Posavec
    This graphic shows left & right, liberal vs conservative, blue vs red, from a US perspective.