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  • Ben Carson: Americans 'Being Played' by Those Who Seek Division

    04/18/2014 8:17:32 AM PDT · by kindred · 22 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 04/17/14 | Todd Beamon
    Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said Thursday that Americans are "being played by those people who want to divide, conquer and control." "The trend you can see in our society is if you are pro-life, then you're anti-woman," Carson said at a town hall meeting entitled "Religion in America," sponsored by local news station CBS12 in West Palm Beach, Fla. "If you're pro-traditional marriage, then you're homophobic. If you're a white person — and you say something against a progressive black person, you’re a racist. "We have gotten to this point to where we just like to label people...
  • Conservatives encouraging presidential bid by surgeon outraise rivals

    04/17/2014 8:13:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Andy Sullivan
    If money is any indication, a prominent Baltimore doctor with no political experience is an early front-runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. A group encouraging retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run for president raised $2.4 million in the first three months of this year, more than the group backing Hillary Clinton or those affiliated with Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and other potential candidates, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Carson, 62, has emerged as a prominent African-American conservative commentator. He appears regularly on Fox News and writes a weekly column for the conservative Washington Times newspaper. Carson's...
  • Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama

    04/16/2014 12:10:12 AM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/14/2014 | Alex Pappas
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the...
  • Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama

    04/15/2014 5:18:58 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 79 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | April 14, 2014
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the...
  • CARSON: Blacks must reject purveyors of dependency, victimhood

    04/02/2014 6:35:22 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1 , 2014 | Ben Carson
    Divide and conquer is an age-old strategy, effectively used by many in positions of power to ensure that they retain their wealth and authority. During the dark days of slavery in America, there were many geographic areas where the number of slaves significantly surpassed the number of whites and slave owners. This occasioned appropriate anxiety for the owners, who cleverly sowed seeds of discord among the different groups of slaves in an attempt to effectively destroy unity. For example, field slaves were told that the house slaves thought of themselves as superior. This worked in most cases, although there were...
  • CARSON: Expanding our energy resources serves peace

    03/26/2014 9:13:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 25, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    Changing geopolitics cannot be managed by leading from behindWhile the media have been focused on the missing Malaysian aircraft, massive alterations in the world’s geopolitical terrain are underway simultaneously. The annexation of Crimea by Russia should not have been a surprise for anyone who suspects that President Vladimir Putin is trying to re-establish a powerful Soviet-style empire. When he aggressively attacked Georgia in 2008 after both Georgia and Ukraine failed to obtain NATO admission at the Bucharest Summit, we should have realized that his goals were not limited to one territory. I suspect that he is now calculating an excuse...
  • CARSON: Political correctness and the slavery of Obamacare

    03/19/2014 9:06:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    Speech taboos are meant to silence patriotic dissentWhen I was in high school in Detroit, there was a great deal of emphasis on clothing. As I became increasingly interested in fitting in with the “in crowd,” fashion supplanted academic achievement in my hierarchy of importance. My grades plummeted and I became a person who was less pleasant and more self-absorbed. My mother was very disappointed, because she thought I had enough insight and intelligence to avoid the flypaper trap of acting like everyone else. Fortunately, after wasting a year pursuing acceptance, I realized that my dreams went far beyond silk...
  • Exclusive – Dr. Ben Carson: Our Government Is Like 'Nazi Germany'

    Following a standing ovation at his address to the standing-room-only crowd, Dr. Ben Carson said that the current state of our government and institutions are "very much like Nazi Germany." Carson says, “You had the government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe.” Carson warns that our country is in a precarious position, and that political correctness coupled with government intimidation prevents open and honest dialogue.
  • Dr. Ben Carson at CPAC: "I will continue to defy the P.C. police" [Marriage]

    03/11/2014 3:22:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    At CPAC this past weekend, Dr. Ben Carson gave a rousing speech to those in attendance in which he defiantly declared his support for marriage despite the "P.C. police" who he says try to silence that point of view. Here's a snippet of what he had to say [emphasis added]: As you know, I am not a fan of political correctness; I hate political correctness. I will continue ... [applause] I will continue to defy the P.C. police [cheers] who have tried in many cases to shut me up. You know, I actually find them pretty amusing. [Laughter] You know?...
  • ‘Deal killer’: Here’s why Dana Loesch can’t support a Ben Carson campaign

    03/09/2014 4:29:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 3-8-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    So what do u think. Would you like to see Dr Carson run for president? #RunBenRun— Kira Davis (@KiraAynDavis) March 08, 2014 The CPAC audience loved Dr. Ben Carson’s fired-up speech on Saturday. As always, Twitter buzz shifted to talk about 2016. “@KiraAynDavis: So what do u think. Would you like to see Dr Carson run for president? #RunBenRun”He can actually say things that need sayin— Clarisse Ediss (@ClarisseEdiss) March 08, 2014 Carson-Rubio 2016……that's a ticket I would love to see— Rj Diego (@RJ_Diego11) March 08, 2014 Ben Carson is an awesome advocate for conservatism. There doesn’t need to...
  • Uprooting Obamacare with Better Ideas

    03/05/2014 6:45:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    As a child, I was attracted to anything that dealt with medicine. Many stories featured Johns Hopkins Hospital, and eventually I was privileged to spend 36 years at Johns Hopkins working with brilliant and caring colleagues who dedicated their lives to the art and science of healing. After a storybook career that included thousands of operations and many sleepless nights, I looked forward to retirement, thinking it would be relaxing. However, life throws many curveballs, and sometimes the ordering of our steps is not of our own choosing. I now find myself deeply immersed in trying to heal the health...
  • CARSON: Why those in power should act like adults

    02/26/2014 9:13:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    Thwarting excessive government intervention is keyMost of us can remember feeling that someone had done us a great injustice. On those occasions, we want nothing more than to exact revenge. I remember being unfairly treated as a lowly ROTC cadet by one of the sergeants who resented the fact that my brother had been promoted to captain and company commander over him. I was very ambitious and worked extremely hard, resulting in my promotion in record time to the rank of colonel and city executive officer. This individual was now firmly under my command and I could have wreaked havoc...
  • Still One Nation Under God (Dr Ben Carson Article)

    02/12/2014 5:16:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    We used to characterize the Soviet Union as a godless, evil empire. Like many societies based on communism or socialism, the Soviets saw fit to minimize the importance of God and, in many cases, wreaked unimaginable persecution on religious people. Why is faith in God anathema to such states? It's because they need to remove any authority other than themselves as the arbiter of right and wrong. Interestingly, last year Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized Euro-Atlantic countries, including the United States, of becoming godless and moving away from Christian values. Some may bristle at such an accusation, but when you...
  • CARSON: Beyond affirmative action to colorblindness

    02/19/2014 8:54:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    ‘Compassionate action’ could usher in a genuinely fair societyAs a child growing up in Detroit and Boston, I had many opportunities to experience the ugly face of racism and witnessed the devastating toll exacted by its mean-spirited nature. I was a victim of the racism of low expectations for black children, but in retrospect, I can see that many of those attitudes were based on ignorance. Large numbers of white people actually believed that blacks were intellectually inferior, and there were a host of other inaccurate beliefs that whites held about blacks and that blacks held about whites. It is...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Blasts 'Gestapo' IRS Tactics

    02/12/2014 4:13:03 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | David A. Patten
    Dr. Benjamin Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital who is considered a possible GOP contender for the 2016 GOP nomination, told Newsmax TV on Monday that he and his family have been personally targeted by the IRS in retribution for his frank critique of President Obama’s policies at the February 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. Carson said audits and other harassment began in May or June of 2013 and gradually expanded to include family members, associates, and his charitable endeavors. "I’ve been quite I would say astonished at the level of hostility that I have encountered,"...
  • Ben Carson, family and friends target of IRS harassment for criticizing Obama

    02/13/2014 5:17:42 AM PST · by xzins · 89 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Joe Newby
    <p>How long is is this going to go on before Republicans in Congress start treating it with the seriousness that it deserve?</p> <p>On Monday, Dr. Benjamin Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said he and his family were targeted by the IRS in retribution for comments critical of Barack Obama, Newsmax reported.</p>
  • NV:Carson Homeowner Opens Fire When Intruder Breaks In

    01/21/2014 7:43:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    kolotv.com ^ | 10 January, 2014 | Millie Warren
    Minutes earlier, the man ran into a home in the 3100 block of Desatoya Drive where a homeowner opened fire on the man, as he was trying to enter his house. The homeowner pulled out a gun and shot toward the intruder several times. Officials believe the intruder was shot in the leg, but it's unclear if that happened before or after breaking into the home.
  • CARSON: America is dragged down by Obama regulations

    01/15/2014 9:54:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    When government grows too large, dependency replaces achievementWhen I was in high school in Detroit, I had a job as a biology laboratory assistant. I spent a substantial amount of time in the greenhouse, preparing botany experiments. I had acquired some seeds of an interesting plant and was anxious to use them to produce my own crop of these plants. I planted the seeds in a special container and kept enriching the soil and providing plenty of moisture and sunlight to enhance and accelerate the growth. I was very disappointed with the results and eventually abandoned the project, leaving the...
  • CARSON: Thinking for ourselves--The rewards of independence and common sense are many

    01/01/2014 4:36:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    he Washington Times ^ | December 31, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    Earlier this year, one of the mainstream media networks was planning to do a special on my retirement from neurosurgery. They recorded a lecture that I gave at my medical school, as well as one given at a high school in Detroit. They also accompanied me to my old neighborhoods, where many of the neighbors came out to greet me and talk about old times. I was struck by some of the comments I heard, including the notion that I always had lofty dreams that seemed unrealistic, but that others enjoyed hearing about anyway. Someone else told me that they...
  • Joys of ObamaCare, Dr. Ben Carson and who is Ms Debbie driving where?

    12/10/2013 12:36:58 PM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 10, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Dr. Carson for President in 2016? It's not too early to think about it.The joys of ObamaCare (for  Republicans)The beloved Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Charwoman Chairwoman of the DNC, claimed last month that Democrats should and will run away from on the great succcesses of ObamaCare.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u11UIrAmRg&w=640&h=390] Video linkThey helped to bring ObamaCare to us, they should run on it and I hope they do. Running on the joys of toothaches or even unintentional self immolation might be better, but praise for ObamaCare will also make the 2014 elections "interesting." Byron York notes here that What is indisputable is that the aspects of Obamacare the White...
  • CARSON: Getting to the top by starting at the bottom

    12/04/2013 8:45:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    The lessons learned in youth jobs can pay off laterI vividly remember as a teenager obtaining my first job with a regular paycheck as a high school biology-laboratory assistant. It’s hard to describe how excited I was to be receiving a salary and contributing to the upkeep of my family’s household, but the biggest thrill was doing something important while at the same time acquiring many skills that would prove useful in the future. Through the kindness and interest of my high school science teachers, I gained great familiarity with many scientific techniques that enabled me to acquire a job...
  • CARSON: A health care lemon: Americans have a right to an Obamacare refund

    11/27/2013 8:50:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    When I was a teenager, my mother broke her own rule of never buying someone else’s trouble and purchased a used car. We were quite excited because it was beautiful and sleek, and it was a convertible. The salesman said the car was practically new and was the deal of the century. Before long, it was discovered that the engine was completely shot, and the car was essentially a beautiful piece of junk. The salesman did not know my mother, and in the end, gladly refunded her money and took the car back. This kind of story is, of course,...
  • CARSON: If you love America, get informed

    11/06/2013 9:57:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    As a child in elementary school, I was the epitome of an underachiever. You could always count on me to get the lowest score on a test, because I lacked even the basic knowledge of an unsophisticated street kid. I secretly admired the smart children in school and wondered how they always seemed to know the answers to any question the teachers would ask. I would have been doomed to failure but my mother, who was a domestic, keenly observed that her employers did a great deal of reading. She determined that my brother and I would become avid readers...
  • Ted Cruz and Ben Carson, a 2016 dream team

    11/04/2013 4:49:31 PM PST · by rhema · 73 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/4/13 | Star Parker
    The presidential election of 2016 will be a defining moment for the nation and for the Republican Party. Not so for the Democratic Party. There's no controversy among Democrats about what America should be and what their party is about: big government, welfare state socialism and secular humanism. The only question about the Democratic presidential ticket is which welfare state socialist, secular humanist the party will nominate. The picture for Republicans is more complex, and this makes Democrats happy. They see Republican Party dissension as division and weakness, which, in their view, can only help Democrats. Key issues divide Republicans...
  • CARSON: Your government is morbidly obese

    10/30/2013 9:35:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    We have all heard the news stories about people so morbidly obese that they could not exit their house or apartment. I remember one story of a person who had to be lifted out with a crane after a wall was removed. These people are addicted to eating, and in some cases, ate incessantly even though they knew that they were jeopardizing their health and eventually, their lives. They grew so large that they were barely able to move and rendered themselves largely useless except as a food-disposal unit. This reminds me of our federal government, which was once agile...
  • Dr. Ben Carson on ObamaCare's impact on America

    10/18/2013 7:43:35 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-18-2013 | Fox & Friends
    Are Americans feeling the pain?
  • CARSON: Did you really hear what I said?: America’s so tired of intimidation, distraction games

    10/16/2013 9:18:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    Many can remember as youngsters doing something wrong, for which they knew punishment was deserved. In order to avoid the punishment, they would try to create a diversion of some type in order to distract the attention of parents or teachers who, hopefully, would not notice or would forget about the original infraction. The PC world of the secular progressives still uses this tactic quite effectively when they try to refocus attention on an individual or organization that opposes their agenda. This was certainly the case last week, when at the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C., I stated that...
  • Ben Carson Values Voter Summit 2013 FULL SPEECH. Carson Compares Obamacare To Slavery

    10/11/2013 1:17:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/1/13 | HD NEWS
    Ben Carson Values Voter Summit 2013 FULL SPEECH. obamacare slavery. Dr. Ben Carson, a conservative commentator and neurosurgeon,Ben Carson, fresh off signing a new contributor contract with Fox News, told the crowd that Obamacare is "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery." In fact, Carson said, "in a way, it is slavery, because it is making all of us subservient to the government." He went to explain that the Affordable Care Act "was never about health care, it was about control." For Carson it all comes down to a quote from Vladimir Lenin, who said, "Socialized...
  • CARSON: Dr. Ben’s prescription for shutdown pain

    10/09/2013 8:59:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    A few weeks ago, I arrived from Europe at one of the Washington area’s international airports. The wait in the customs line approached an hour, because there was only one customs agent working as more than 20 of the booths stood empty. I was told by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent that this was a result of sequestration and it was designed to inflict maximum inconvenience on travelers so they would realize no part of the federal budget can be cut without horrible consequences. In similar fashion, the current government shutdown over disagreements about Obamacare has caused many “nonessential”...
  • Ben Carson's IRS Audit Can't Possibly Be Coincidence

    10/04/2013 4:44:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 4, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    IRS Abuse: It doesn't take a brain surgeon to know that the IRS audit of Dr. Ben Carson can't be a mere coincidence. In any powerful syndicate, the capos know who to whack without the godfather ordering it. The only way the FBI could put Gambino crime family boss John Gotti in prison was to bug an old lady's apartment in New York's Little Italy and record him giving orders to kill. But until the FBI bugs the West Wing of the White House, or the Treasury building next door, or the Internal Revenue Service's headquarters a few blocks to...
  • IRS targeted Dr. Ben Carson after Prayer Breakfast speech

    10/03/2013 10:23:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | John Solomon
    Just months after he gave a speech earlier this year that challenged America’s leadership in President Obama’s presence, Dr. Ben Carson was targeted by IRS agents who requested to review his real estate holdings and then conducted a full audit without finding any wrongdoing. “I guess it could be a coincidence, but I never had been audited before and never really had any encounters with the IRS,” Dr. Carson said in an interview Thursday with The Washington Times. “But it certainly would make one suspicious because we know now the IRS has been used for political purposes and therefore actions...
  • CARSON: The grit and gumption to resist Obamacare

    09/25/2013 9:01:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/25/13 | Ben S. Carson
    Today, the freedom of Americans to control their own health care needs is being threatened by massive governmental interference. Those attempting to fundamentally change America are attempting to take control of the most important thing any of us possesses: our health. It often comes at a heavy cost, but freedom is worth fighting for. In 1836, the brave defenders of the Alamo went down to defeat by Mexican Gen. Santa Anna and his army, which was 10 times greater in number than the defenders under the command of Lt. Col. William Barret Travis. Not all of the 200 defenders were...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: ObamaCare not for and by the people

    09/21/2013 6:37:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fox News -- On the Record with Greta ^ | Sept 20, 2013 | Dr. Ben Carson & Greta Van Susteren
    CARSON:...the founders of the Soviet Union ran into opposition, as well. And they felt that they knew better than the people did, and if they could force upon the people their way of thinking, that the people would eventually come to accept it. And this is basically what's going on with ObamaCare. ...I thought that America was supposed to be for, of and by the people. I thought it was supposed to be people-centric and not government-centric. And I think there are a lot of other Americans who agree with me on that. And you know, if we sit by...
  • CARSON: A moment that defines courage

    09/18/2013 5:27:31 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-18-2013 | Ben S. Carson
    I have been interested in the political atmosphere of our country since my preteen years. It has been particularly interesting to observe the political shenanigans adopted by many of those wishing to obtain or maintain power. Fortunately, there have also been many who were truly interested in serving the people who put them in office. Looking at one’s life, voting record and words can provide significant insight into which of the aforementioned categories a political figure fits. In the 1960s, John F. Kennedy wrote a book titled “Profiles In Courage,” which was very inspiring, as he examined the lives of...
  • CARSON: When servants behave as rulers

    08/21/2013 9:54:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    With its Obamacare exemption, Congress has traded service for privilegeThe Founders of our nation toiled long and hard to establish a government that was representative of the people. They actually designed a reasonably effective system, but over the years, significant metamorphosis has occurred, producing something that is quite dissimilar from their original intent. There were not a lot of perks for early congressional representatives, and the pay was quite meager. People willing to take on such responsibilities were unlikely to be desirous of perpetual re-election. In many ways, this was a good thing — frequent replacement of representatives increased the...
  • CARSON: Can you trust anybody anymore?

    08/14/2013 9:50:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    When babies are born, they have little choice but to trust their caregivers, who are usually the parents. As they mature and are able to distinguish one person from another, they tend to show great preference for the parents with whom they have bonded. A trusting relationship develops that should remain intact throughout life, barring violation of that trust. Unfortunately, in some cases, the baby or young child suffers abandonment, abuse or some other form of emotional injury, and the trust is violated. Often the relational rupture cannot be repaired or requires extensive explanations and alteration of behavior to heal....
  • Mark the Calendar: Dr. Ben Carson Scheduled for "In-Depth" This Sunday.

    07/29/2013 4:53:40 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 8 replies
    C-Span2 | 29 July, 2013
    C-Span2 has announced that Dr. Ben Carson will be the scheduled guest on this month's "In-Depth" program on Sunday, August 4th. Dr. Carson is the chief surgeon in the pediatric neurosurgical section of Johns Hopkins who told Obama to his face exactly what he thought of his policies and activities at a prayer breakfast last winter. In-Depth is C-Span2's first-Sunday-of-every-month program which features authors who are interviewed about their work and life and who respond to e-mails and calls from viewers for three hours - a chance to hear more about Dr. Carson's philosophy, disagreement with many things Obama, and...
  • Maher Calls Dr. Carson a 'Drooling Idiot': 'Half Brilliant Brain Surgeon, Half Tea Party Dumbass'

    07/22/2013 5:44:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 86 replies
    newsbusters ^ | july 20, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    HBO's Bill Maher wrote a check Friday evening that his body clearly can't cash. During his "New Rules" segment, the Real Time host called Dr. Ben Carson a "drooling idiot" who's "half brilliant brain surgeon, half Tea Party dumbass" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 July 2013

    07/21/2013 5:15:20 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 188 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 21 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 21st, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Kevyn Orr, Detroit's emergency manager; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon and Washington Times columnist.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich.; Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio; Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League.FACE THE NATION (CBS): House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Cedric Richmond, D-La., and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and...
  • CARSON: Proportional taxation works because it’s fair to everyone

    07/17/2013 8:30:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2013 | Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr.
    The biblical model emphasizes service rather than envyThe recent Internal Revenue Service scandal should be a great cause of alarm for every thinking American. Many of the Founding Fathers fled to America because of the promise of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. In England and other monarchies, one could be imprisoned or killed for voicing opinions that differed from those of the rulers. If indeed we are willing to easily ignore government persecution of those who voice disagreement with its policies, then we are rapidly moving backward instead of forward in the quest for the freedom that was...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: 'This Is the Beginning of the Collapse' of Obamacare

    07/17/2013 6:51:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 16 Jul 2013 | Greg Richter
    Delaying implementation of key parts of the healthcare law and losing the support of labor unions are just the beginning of trouble for Obamacare, says Dr. Ben Carson. "It's gonna be a lot worse than this. This is the beginning of the collapse," the retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon said on Fox News Channel's "Your World" on Tuesday. "Usually when you roll out a big program, you roll it out bit by bit. You determine what's working. You can change things," Carson said. "But to try to roll out something this massive without really knowing what the intricacies are is quite...
  • On TCM Monday Night: Ronald Reagan on "The Tonight Show" in 1975

    07/11/2013 10:16:42 AM PDT · by opineapple · 7 replies
    Monday, July 15, 2013 at 8 PM (ET) Carson on TCM: Shelley Winters (1975), Ronald Reagan (1975), Robin Williams (1981), Jonathan Winters (1988), Michael Caine (1983) "Former governor of California, actor and future President Ronald Reagan sat down with Johnny in 1975 to discuss politics, his beliefs about the complicated income tax structure, the cure for inflation and what he thought was the biggest problem with the government." Carson On TCM
  • CARSON: Restoring plain and civil speech to politics

    07/10/2013 7:29:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10,2013 | Benjamin S. Carson Sr
    Political correctness, which is vigorously enforced by much of the news media and many of our educational institutions, imposes a code of silence that prevents discussion of game-changing alterations of our fundamental social pillars. I was amused and saddened recently by the way the PC police intentionally took something I said out of context and distorted it in order to deviate the conversation away from what I was talking about and try to turn it into a conversation about me and whether or not I was a homophobe. This is a classical example of how this group works. I was...
  • Democrats Tap Radical Islamists for Cash

    11/02/2012 10:11:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Steven Emerson and John Rossomando
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Democratic Party fundraiser with leaders of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front groups in May of this year. The invitation-only fundraiser was sponsored by Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and took place on the evening of May 16, 2012, at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. In attendance were about 20 members of a Syrian dissident group and 10 officials representing Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front groups. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)...
  • This "IS" the year of The Lord's favor don't give up but plow through in his love !

    04/13/2013 2:10:02 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 4-13-13 | Jedediah
    There will be a ministry rise up from out of these ashes for this "IS" the Sequoia you have been waiting for . Do you see my children there is no waste in my kingdom so use ALL and cast not out what I call Holy for each member has been given a cause and a calling and you are "ALL" my creation says The Lord for I am God and not man . So get along by "doing" my will for it "IS" the active branch I do NOT prune but the dormant fail and fall away . Seek...
  • " I AM " YOUR EXISTENCE ,LIFE AND BREATHE ,SURRENDER ALL TO ME !

    04/06/2013 4:48:22 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 4-06-13 | Jedediah
    Jesus only did the Father's will ! Do not be disarmed by others any more or care for their concerns but be filled with MY will for you, for in this alone shall you be able to do all things. You see it is in this place where truly the flesh dies yet I remain and this IS complete surrender as true as the sky is blue for in my atmosphere all else pales to compare for My Glory even rests here ! I establish all things so where I AM you "MUST BE" and begin to inhabit for "I...
  • Johns Hopkins University defends Dr. Ben Carson

    03/31/2013 8:53:54 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 44 replies
    http://tv.msnbc.com ^ | 03/29/2013 | Erin Delmore
    Johns Hopkins University is standing by Dr. Ben Carson, even after the neurosurgeon’s anti-gay remarks, Dennis O’Shea, executive director of the university’s media relations said. “Dr. Carson is a distinguished Johns Hopkins surgeon and scientist chosen to speak at the School of Medicine diploma ceremony because of his extraordinary accomplishments as a neurosurgeon and his many contributions as an advocate for education and children,” O’Shea said in an email to The Huffington Post. “He was not asked to speak because of his personal political, religious or social views. His personal views are just that, his own. When he speaks about...
  • Silence No More! Defend Dr. Ben Carson From The Pro Gay Thought Police!

    03/29/2013 11:40:29 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 31 replies
    http://www.rpvnetwork.org ^ | March 30, 2013 | F.R. Newbrough
    Dr. Ben Carson is an inspiration by every measure. He was born in Detroit Michigan and grew up in the harsh inner city. His mother only had a third grade education but she pushed her son to excel and worked 3 jobs as a single Mom to give him and his brother a leg up even though she could barely read. He credits his Mom, God, and hard work for his success.He went from being a poor child in an inner city community with poor grades to rise to honors and then go on to medical school and now has...
  • Carson Willing to Step Down as Commencement Speaker After Protests [Gestapo Tactics!]

    03/29/2013 3:55:21 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 188 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 29, 2013 | Greg Richter
    Carson Willing to Step Down as Commencement Speaker After Protests 29 Mar 2013 Greg Richter. A pediatric neurosurgeon who has become the darling of conservatives since speaking against nationalized healthcare is now under fire for comments he made about same-sex marriage. Dr. Benjamin Carson told “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on Friday that he would be willing to step down as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine after faculty and students signed petitions asking that he not speak. “I would say this is their day, and the last thing I would want to do is rain on their...
  • Ben Carson takes on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on the definition of "Marriage"

    03/29/2013 2:11:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/29/13 | Jeff Poor
    On Sean Hannity’s Fox News program earlier this week, Dr. Ben Carson, the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, offered his view on the hot-button issue of the week, same-sex marriage. According to Carson, marriage is defined as between one man and one woman, what he called a “well-established, fundamental pillar of society.” And Carson said this institution could not be redefined by any group, including proponents of bestiality and pedophilia. Invoking those groups drew the ire of many, but Carson went on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” to clarify his remarks, which he apologized to those who took...