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  • Shapiro's Fiery Speech At Western Conservative Summit: People Who Sacrifice Conservatism On The

    07/04/2016 10:52:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 7/3/16 | Robert Kraychuck
    The Western Conservative Summit, organized by the Centennial Institute of Colorado Christian University, convened this weekend, with luminaries speaking including prospective GOP nominee Donald Trump, Senators Ben Sasse and Tom Cotton, former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, TV star Phil Robertson, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, radio hosts Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, and Erick Erickson, and Daily Wire Editor-in Chief Ben Shapiro. The video of Shapiro's previous appearance at the summit two years ago is the most widely-viewed video of any speech ever given at the summit, and this time was no different; of all the speeches given, Shapiro's speech was...
  • The Return of Appeasement, Collaboration and Isolationism

    02/18/2016 5:32:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | February 18, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>World War II broke out when Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. A once preventable war had become inevitable -- and would soon become global -- due to three fatal decisions.</p> <p>Most infamously, the Western European democracies had appeased Hitler during the late 1930s in hopes that he would quit gobbling up his neighbors. Unfortunately, the Nazis considered Western appeasement as weakness to be manipulated rather than magnanimity to be reciprocated.</p>
  • High-profile gay activist minister charged with sexually abusing boy in 1970s

    02/04/2016 2:20:40 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 2, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Canada’s most celebrated homosexual activist minister has been charged for allegedly sexually abusing a boy in the mid-1970s. Rev. Brent Hawkes, 65, of the Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto, has been charged with indecent assault on a male and gross indecency. He was summoned to court in Kentville, Nova Scotia yesterday to face the charges. Local police have refused to provide further details.   Hawkes, who lives with his male "husband," has become a major icon of homosexual activism in Canada. He famously flouted Canadian law by illegally "marrying" a homosexual couple in his Toronto church...
  • Trump: If we're attacked, we'll 'beat the s--t out of them'

    02/02/2016 6:29:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 172 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says America will be glad if he's the president next time the nation is attacked. "If we are attacked, somebody attacks us, wouldn't you rather have Trump as president if we're attacked?" he said at a rally in Milford, N.H. "We'll beat the shit out of them." He added that America needs to stop "playing games." "We've become the policemen to the entire world," he said. "We take care of the world. They pay us peanuts."
  • The Tragedy of the American Military (Uber-BARF!)

    12/29/2014 3:15:56 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January/February 2015 | James Fallows
    In mid-September, while President Obama was fending off complaints that he should have done more, done less, or done something different about the overlapping crises in Iraq and Syria, he traveled to Central Command headquarters, at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. There he addressed some of the men and women who would implement whatever the U.S. military strategy turned out to be. (snip)If I were writing such a history now, I would call it Chickenhawk Nation, based on the derisive term for those eager to go to war, as long as someone else is going. It would be the...
  • John Bolton: The World's Descending Into Chaos Under Obama

    08/06/2014 1:27:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | August 6,2014 | Bradford Thomas
    On Fox Business Wednesday, former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton declared that under the presidents ineffective leadership, the worlds descending into chaos and if America continues to pull back internationally, "you're going to have anarchy increasing." Speaking with host Stuart Varney, Bolton first discussed Vladimir Putins hostile strategy in Ukraine and Europe, including increasing the number of Russian troops at the border and conducting cyber-warfare against several European countriesaggressive tactics to which Bolton saw no end in sight. Varney then transitioned to the recent WSJ/NBC poll that presents damning numbers about the American peoples opinion of President Obamas...
  • Rand Paul Fires Back at Rick Perry

    07/15/2014 10:48:53 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/14/2014 | Alex Pappas
    FULL TITLE Rand Paul Fires Back at Rick Perry: ‘Apparently His New Glasses Haven’t Altered His Perception Of The World’ Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Monday fired back at fellow Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who accused Paul over the weekend of standing for “isolationist policies” that “would only endanger our national security.” “There are many things I like about Texas Gov. Rick Perry, including his stance on the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution,” Paul said. “But apparently his new glasses haven’t altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly.” The new foreign...
  • The Collapsing Obama Doctrine

    06/17/2014 4:53:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 149 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/17/14 | Dick and Liz Cheney
    <p>Cheney re Obama: Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.</p> <p>As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama's past statements about ISIS and al Qaeda. "If a J.V. team puts on Lakers' uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant" (January 2014). "[C]ore al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated" (August 2013). "So, let there be no doubt: The tide of war is receding" (September 2011).</p>
  • Homosexual Director of Camp Modeled After BoyScouts Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Multiple Boys

    04/22/2014 5:20:40 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 33 replies
    Times-Herald ^ | 4/22/2014
    RICHMOND The arrest of a middle school teacher on suspicion of child sexual abuse this week has raised questions about the West Contra Costa Unified School District's hiring practices, because the teacher was hired while police were investigating him. Ron Guinto, 32, of Vallejo, was arrested about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Mira Vista Elementary School. The seventh-grade English and science teacher is expected to be charged with 11 counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years old, two counts of forced oral copulation and one count of assault with intent to commit sodomy,...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham to seek authorization for U.S. attack on Iran

    09/19/2013 5:10:52 PM PDT · by steelhead_trout · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/18/2013 | Byron York
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is one of the strongest advocates of an American military strike against the Assad regime in Syria. He was unhappy when President Obama decided to seek congressional authorization for an attack, and then unhappy when his fellow lawmakers voiced disapproval of the president's plan. Graham believes the diplomatic path chosen by the administration will lead to a debacle. Given all that, Graham now says he will work with a bipartisan group of senators to craft a resolution authorizing the president to use military force -- not against the Syrian regime but against Iran. In an appearance on...
  • Obama's speech a model of persuasion

    09/11/2013 11:26:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | September 11, 2013 | By David Kusnet
    Sixty-one percent of Americans polled, who watched President Obama's prime-time speech, told CNN that they support his policy towards Syria. Since some surveys showed as much as two-thirds opposition to military action against Syria in the days before the speech, the poll suggests that he did what presidents rarely do: change people's minds, if only temporarily. How did he do it? In only 15 minutes, President Obama made his points, simply and straightforwardly. Anyone arguing a controversial case in the court of public opinion can learn from what he said and how he said it:
  • The Robert Taft Republicans Return

    09/04/2013 9:52:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 125 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 3, 2013 | Bret Stephens
    The Robert Taft Republicans Return - Isolationism has never served the interests of America, or the GOP. 'We'll be lucky to get 80 Republicans out of 230." That's an astute GOP congressman's best guess for how his caucus now stands on the vote to authorize military force against Syria. At town hall meetings in their districts, the congressman reports, House Republicans are hearing "an isolationist message." It's not America's war. The evidence that the Assad regime used chemical weapons is ambiguous, maybe cooked. There isn't a compelling national interest to intervene. "Let Allah sort it out." We'd be coming in...
  • Syria Isnt Iraq. Everything Isnt Iraq. (Chait Goes Neocon)

    08/27/2013 11:50:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/26/2013 | Jonathan Chait
    The generation that came of age during World War II famously and, in time, tragically came to apply the formative lessons to every foreign-policy event that followed it. The generation that came of age during the Vietnam War, and then, more recently, the Iraq War, was imprinted with the opposite lessons. Im not immune: My formative experience in college was the Gulf War and, soon after that, the eventual, successful interventions in the Balkans. (I have a cousin who is married to a Kosovar, whose husband was murdered by Serbian militants, and who was saved by the United...
  • John Kerry: Still a Flip-Flopper

    06/21/2013 4:50:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.21.13 | KAYLIN BUGOS
    John Kerry may have established a reputation for being anti-war early in his career. But hes no more immune to the powers of the Washington foreign policy establishment than anyone else, and has become more hawkish as his stature has risen. Kerry made a name for himself as a spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War in the 1970s, but he was one of many Democrats who voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq in 2002 and was an early proponent of implementing a no-fly zone in Libya in 2011. He may have attacked Bush on the Iraq...
  • U.S.: Syria used chemical weapons, crossing "red line" (Obama Wants War)

    06/13/2013 4:28:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Obama administration has concluded that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons against the rebels seeking to overthrow him and, in a major policy shift, President Obama has decided to supply military support to the rebels, the White House announced Thursday. "The president has made a decision about providing more support to the opposition that will involve providing direct support to the [Supreme Military Council]. That includes military support," Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication Ben Rhodes told reporters. Focus on political resolution in Syria, says Sen. Reed President Obama has repeatedly said that the use of...
  • Anti-gun mayor demanded sex at gunpoint (Fires into wall when underage boy refused demands)

    04/13/2013 3:57:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 28 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/12/2013 | Staff
    New York Mayor Michael Bloombergs Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization was revealed last fall to include a long list of mayors who, because of their convictions, were no longer eligible to own weapons themselves. Now another embarrassment has surfaced for the organization. According to a report from the Second Amendment Foundation, Mayor James Schiliro, of Marcus Hook, Pa., now is facing a long list of charges for allegedly trying to force an underage boy to perform sex acts and then firing one of three handguns he grabbed at a wall when the boy refused. Mayor Schiliro is one more...
  • Pervert MP Cyril Smith was pals with satanic child sex monster

    01/30/2013 10:17:44 AM PST · by Renfield · 16 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | 1-19-2013 | Patrick Hill
    Paedophile MP Cyril Smith was in league with another appalling child sex abuser who set up satanic rituals and raped children as young as TWO, the Sunday People has discovered. Victim Michael Roberts, 40, today bravely puts aside his right to anonymity to tell for the first time how he was only six when he was sexually abused by 29-stone politician Smith. And shockingly he has revealed his devil-worshipping stepdad Michael Horgan organised the horrendous ordeal. Horgan made a deal with the man who went on to be knighted after years as a respected Member of Parliament...
  • Romney Campaign Town Hall Town Hall Event with John Bolton in Pittsburgh Tuesday (Oct 23) 8pm

    10/20/2012 6:23:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    First Paul Ryan, now Conservative hero John Bolton? Somethings happening in Pennsylvania Youre Invited to a Town Hall Event with Ambassador John Bolton, Former US Ambassador to the United Nations When: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 Doors Open 7:00 PM | Event Begins 8:00 PM Where: Rashid Auditorium, 4th Floor, Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh, PA 15213 To register for the event, click here. For questions, contact us at: | (717) 746-8098 For Important Campaign Updates: Text (PA) to GOMITT (466488)
  • The Coming Global Disorder

    09/29/2012 7:25:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | The October 2012 Issue | Bret Stephens, deputy editorial page editor, Wall Street Journal
    Woody Island is a speck of land in the middle of the South China Sea, not quite a square mile in size. Over the past 80 years it has been occupied by French Indochina, Imperial Japan, the Republic of China, the Peoples Republic of China, South Vietnam, and, after a brief war in 1974, the Peoples Republic again. Now known as Yongxing to the Chinese (or Phu Lam to the Vietnamese, who still lay claim to it), the island has an airstrip, a harbor, and a few hundred Chinese residents, none native-born, many of whom make their living as fishermen....
  • [homosexual] Man faces charges after contacting little leaguers on Facebook

    07/31/2012 6:46:02 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    KARE11 ^ | July 27, 2012 | news
    CRYSTAL, Minn. - A 44-year-old Minneapolis man faces multiple charges after he tried to contact members of the Crystal Little League via Facebook, according to the Crystal Police Department. "I was on my son's facebook and noticed a message from this person," said Marcie, a mother of a little leauge ballplayer in Crystal. "He had sent my son a message asking to go to a movie at the Mall of America." It was Marcie that helped tip off police. On Monday, Marcie, along with the league's safety officer reached out to police after noticeing the same man had contacted...
  • Larry Brinkin, S.F. Gay Rights Icon, Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    06/25/2012 5:48:53 PM PDT · by Our man in washington · 142 replies
    Police say they arrested 66-year-old Larry Brinkin, the high-profile gay activist, on possession of child pornography on Friday night.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Family says former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has died AP

    01/22/2012 7:34:30 AM PST · by Perdogg · 225 replies · 1+ views
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  • Ron Paul, Elitist Pig - How the Chicken-Hawk Argument Stifles Intelligent Debate

    01/09/2012 9:51:16 AM PST · by mnehring · 64 replies
    Ill bet youve never personally performed open heart surgery. You havent? Really? In that case, I dont want your stinkin opinion on how the government should best distort the health insurance markets with artificial incentives. You probably also havent dropped acid in the last ten years. Given that painful deficiency on your CV, I dont want to hear any of your sanctimonious blithering about The War on Drugs. I assume, furthermore, that youve never been behind enemy lines, staggering home through the bad guys wire with your small intestine in one your canteen cups.* If such is the case; then...
  • At Least 40 Civilians Dead In Tripoli Strikes: Vatican Official

    03/31/2011 6:17:26 AM PDT · by edpc · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | 31 Mar 2011 | Reuters
    ROME (Reuters) - At least 40 civilians have been killed in air strikes by Western forces on Tripoli, the top Vatican official in the Libyan capital told a Catholic news agency on Thursday, quoting witnesses. "The so-called humanitarian raids have killed dozens of civilian victims in some neighborhoods of Tripoli," said Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli. "I have collected several witness accounts from reliable people. In particular, in the Buslim neighborhood, due to the bombardments, a civilian building collapsed, causing the death of 40 people," he told Fides, the news agency of the Vatican missionary arm. Libyan...
  • Book: Swedens King At Mafia Sex Clubs

    11/10/2010 6:36:31 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/10/10 | Friends of Ours
    A just-released biography of King Carl Gustaf The Unwilling Monarach claims that he "frequently visited Mafia-run nightclubs to partake in wild orgies when he was a younger man" as reported by Gavin Reilly for The Journal. Good thing no U.S. politicians ever subjected themselves to black mail by attending Mafia-linked sex clubs, right? Although, in 1975 the NYDA and NYPD initiated an investigation dubbed Operation Together which, among other things, was looking into mob control over gay bars, several murders of gay club owners, drug trafficking at gay bars, and underage boy sex rings, and just as law...
  • Church attacked after paedophile priest jailed for sexual abuse

    10/22/2010 4:27:34 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 22 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | October 22nd 2010 | Nick Collins
    The Catholic Church was criticised in court as a paedophile former priest was jailed for a campaign of sexually abuse against young boys that spanned four decades. James Robinson, 73, who fled to the US in 1985, was found guilty of 21 sexual offences at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday after being extradited from America. The jury heard he carried out a string of abuses against six victims, including two altar boys, between 1959 and 1983. Robinson, who worked in the Black Country, Staffordshire, Birmingham and Coventry after being ordained as a priest in 1971, denied all the charges but was...
  • 6 Ore. men settle Boy Scout sex abuse cases

    09/01/2010 12:01:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 9/1/2010 | Tim Fought
    Six men who alleged they were sexually abused by an Oregon Boy Scouts leader in the 1980s have settled their lawsuits against the group's national organization for undisclosed amounts, the plaintiffs' attorney said Wednesday. The settlements include the case of one man, Kerry Lewis, who was awarded nearly $20 million in damages from Boys Scouts of America in a trial that ended in April. It was believed to be the largest such award against the national organization. A jury found the Texas-based group negligent for allowing a former assistant scoutmaster, Timur Dykes, to associate with Scouts after he admitted to...
  • Teacher waives hearing on porn charges

    08/11/2010 2:15:50 PM PDT · by Malacoda · 12 replies
    The Daily Local News ^ | 11 August, 2010 | Cindy Scharr
    UPPER PROVIDENCE First-grade teacher and day camp director David Devine will be released on bail once electronic home monitoring is set up at his mothers Chester Heights home. Devine, 34, who is suspended from his teaching position with the West Chester Area School District, on Tuesday waived his preliminary hearing on 500 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. District Judge Nicholas Lippincott reduced Devines bail to 10 percent of $50,000, with conditions. Although a resident of Media, Devine must stay with his mother in Chester Heights because Devines home...
  • Congress May Bring Back The Draft

    08/01/2010 7:48:14 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 144 replies · 13+ views
    On July 15, 2010, Democrat Charles Rangle introduced a piece of legislation into Congress that would basically reinstate the draft (compulsory military service). H.R. 5741 will give the President of the United States the power to require all American citizens between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform either military service or civilian service in the interests of "national defense and homeland security." It would also give him the power to require citizens to join the military during wartime to meet the manpower needs of the military. In February 2009, President Barack Obama asked Congress to send him a...
  • Police Warn Parents about mobile phone GPS app after alleged sex assault

    06/04/2010 11:45:26 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 26 replies · 811+ views
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | 5/4/2010 | Tracy Sherlock
    A 54-year-old Vancouver man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old North Vancouver youth after using a new mobile GPS technology designed to help gay men hook up. Brent Tynan, 54, of Vancouver, faces charges of sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault, RCMP Cpl. Marlene Morton said in a press release. Police said the 15-year-old youth said he met the suspect through an application called Grindr, a social networking tool that connects users to gay and bisexual men who are nearby, Morton said. The application works on mobile devices that have a built-in GPS function to...
  • General Urges Barack Obama to Send More Troops to Afghanistan (McChrystal)

    09/21/2009 1:03:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 753+ views
    Guardian ^ | Monday 21 September 2009 | Chris McGreal, Richard Norton-Taylor
    President Obama is resisting pressure from the Nato commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, for a rapid troop increase and shift away from judging success in the war by the numbers of Taliban killed, following the leak of a confidential 66-page report from McChrystal to the Pentagon. The report says "success demands a comprehensive counter-insurgency campaign" that shifts the emphasis to protecting and winning support from ordinary Afghans so as not to be seen as an occupying army. But the general warns that Nato forces must be prepared for an escalating rate of casualties as they take greater risks to...
  • Boy propositioned in Sears bathroom [It was more than just that!]

    09/03/2009 12:49:01 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 62 replies · 3,460+ views
    Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | 09/03/09 | Julie Murphy
    DAYTONA BEACH -- The men's restroom on the second floor of the Volusia Mall Sears is no place for children, police said Wednesday with the release of surveillance photos of a man believed to have made sexual advances toward a 13-year-old boy. "Our biggest fear is children going into these bathrooms, especially with these predators circling around," Police Chief Mike Chitwood said. "It was just a matter of time before something like this was going to happen." The boy, visiting from Illinois with his godparents, was propositioned two weeks ago in the restroom, Chitwood said. The man was in a...
  • Caption Obama spending rare time at WH

    04/14/2009 8:27:22 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 36 replies · 2,166+ views
  • Obama Vows To Combat Somali Pirates

    04/13/2009 1:08:23 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 32 replies · 2,083+ views
    Voice of America ^ | April 13, 2009 | Paula Wolfson
    U.S. President Barack Obama says he is determined to halt piracy in the shipping lanes off the coast of Somalia. Mr. Obama spoke one day after the dramatic rescue of an American cargo ship captain who had been held hostage by the pirates since last week. President Barack Obama (left), with Vice President Joe Biden, says the U.S. will seek to halt the increasing threat of piracy off the Horn of Africa, 13 Apr 2009 President Barack Obama (left), with Vice President Joe Biden, says the U.S. will seek to halt the increasing threat of piracy off the Horn of...
  • Analysis: Obama beats first national security test

    04/13/2009 11:55:31 AM PDT · by milwguy · 59 replies · 1,896+ views
    yahoo ^ | 4/13/2009 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    The U.S. economy is showing only glimmers of life and two costly wars remain in the balance, but President Barack Obama's "no drama" handling of the Indian Ocean hostage crisis proved a big win for his administration in one of its first critical national security tests. Obama's two quiet backstage decisions to authorize the Defense Department to take necessary action if Capt. Richard Phillips' life was in imminent danger gave a Navy commander the go-ahead to order snipers to fire on the pirates holding the cargo ship captain at gunpoint
  • Gandalf actor Sir Ian McKellan tours schools to tell children being gay is okay

    09/23/2008 7:46:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 71 replies · 1,066+ views ^ | September 24, 2008 | Richard Simpson
    Actor Sir Ian McKellen has revealed he is to tour Britain's schools preaching about gay tolerance. The openly gay star, who is best known to youngsters as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings blockbusters, wants to encourage other homosexual men to go back to their former schools and lecture pupils on homophobia. Revealing his campaign in gay magazine Attitude, Sir Ian said: 'Ive been busy at quite a few schools recently. I went to a wonderful co-ed faith school in Harpenden. 'They were Christians and absolutely determined that their pupils did not discriminate. They invited me to come and...
  • Gay immigrant, detained in Tacoma, gains reprieve

    09/18/2008 7:03:23 PM PDT · by XR7 · 26 replies · 464+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 9/18/08 | Lornet Turnbull
    A gay Jamaican man one of the longest-held detainees at the Northwest Detention Center has won a second chance to remain in the United States after a federal appeals court in a ruling this week pointed to a "pattern and practice of persecution" of gays in his Caribbean homeland. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered an immigration judge to reconsider the case of Damion Bromfield, who is seeking something akin to political asylum 15 years after he first came to the U.S. as a legal immigrant and more than a decade after he came out...

    08/25/2008 1:21:03 PM PDT · by SJackson · 74 replies · 560+ views ^ | 8-25-08 | Michael Medved
    THE OBAMA-BIDEN TICKET IS THE FIRST TICKET OF EITHER MAJOR PARTY IN SIXTY-EIGHT YEARS IN WHICH NEITHER THE CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY! At a time of war, the Democrats give us something the nation hasn't seen in more than two generations: a ticket where neither of the the running mates ever wore a uniform of any kind. Shouldn't Republicans make a big deal of this? Consider the history-- 2004 -- GOP -- Bush served in National Guard/ DEMS- Kerry served in the Navy 2000---GOP -- Bush served in National Guard/ Al Gore served in the Army...
  • Clinton Stands By 'Obliterate' Iran Remark

    05/04/2008 7:11:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 158+ views ^ | May 4, 2008 | Liz Sidoti
    May 4, 2008 By Liz Sidoti - INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Sen. Barack Obama scolded Democratic rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton today for saying that the United States would "totally obliterate" Iran if it attacks Israel, and likened her to President Bush. Clinton stood by her comment. The foreign policy dustup came as the two candidates appeared separately on dueling news shows and as the drawn-out fight for the Democratic nomination grew ever more fierce ahead of the next pivotal pair of primaries, in Indiana and North Carolina on Tuesday. Seeking the advantage, Obama seized on Clinton's recent answer when asked...
  • [Democrat] Senate Aide In Kiddie Sex Bust

    12/03/2007 4:04:49 PM PST · by mmyers · 20 replies · 208+ views
  • Romney marched blindly into 'chickenhawk' trap

    08/24/2007 8:52:03 AM PDT · by meandog · 69 replies · 1,254+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7.22.07 | Froma Harrop
    Mitt Romney has five strapping sons, and not one of them has ever served in the military. When asked about this in Bettendorf, Iowa, the Republican presidential hopeful said that "one of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping to get me elected." He noted that his boy Josh had driven a Winnebago to all of Iowa's 99 counties all 99 of them! There's been a lot of back-and-forth over this tactless comment. Jim Geraghty wrote on National Review Online that he's "tired" of the "chickenhawk line of attack." These are the accusations, usually...
  • Giuliani Opposes Palestinian State, Considers Destroying Iran Nuclear Facilities

    08/15/2007 11:11:10 AM PDT · by Saint Louis · 122 replies · 1,398+ views
    Fox News ^ | 08-15-2007 | Saint Louis
    WASHINGTON Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani said he opposes creation of a Palestinian state at this time and would take a tough stand with Iran, including destroying its nuclear infrastructure "should all else fail." "It is not in the interest of the United States, at a time when it is being threatened by Islamist terrorists, to assist the creation of another state that will support terrorism," the former New York mayor said. "Palestinian statehood will have to be earned through sustained good governance, a clear commitment to fighting terrorism, and a willingness to live in peace with Israel," Giuliani...
  • American Legion Commander's Vietnam Vet Credentials Questioned; Morin Served in N.J.

    12/03/2006 2:59:56 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 100 replies · 2,741+ views
    AP ^ | 12/3/06 | Staff
    The national commander of the American Legion never served in Vietnam although he describes himself as a "Vietnam veteran," a newspaper reported Sunday. Paul A. Morin, who was elected Aug. 31 to a one-year term as commander of the nation's largest veterans organization, spent his time in the Army from 1972 to 1974 at Fort Dix, N.J., The Boston Sunday Globe reported. Neither the federal government nor the 2.7 million-member American Legion makes a formal distinction between veterans who served in Vietnam and those known as "Vietnam-era" veterans. "I am a Vietnam veteran," Morin, of Chicopee in western Massachusetts, told...
  • Former page: We knew about Foley 'for years'

    10/01/2006 7:45:10 AM PDT · by Dane · 223 replies · 4,856+ views
    TCPalm(Florida) ^ | October 1, 2006 | M.E. SPRENGELMEYER AND AMIE PARNES
    Former page: We knew about Foley 'for years' By M.E. SPRENGELMEYER AND AMIE PARNES Scripps Howard News Service October 1, 2006 WASHINGTON Sexually explicit messages from former Rep. Mark Foley to one former congressional page might be just the tip of the iceberg, the leader of an alumni association for former congressional pages told Scripps Howard News Service on Saturday. While Foley resigned this week after published reports of "friendly" e-mails to one 16-year-old male page and the pending broadcast of more sexually explicit instant messages, similar graphic messages from him were received by at least three other teenage...
  • Radio Left calls me despicable

    07/16/2006 7:59:03 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 5 replies · 296+ views
    Blackfive Blog ^ | Uncle Jimbo
    Although the Dems pulled their heinous casket ad, some people just can't let it go. There is some sort of internet radio station called Radio Left and somehow my little love poem to the Dems came to the attention of their delightful maroon Geoff.
  • Strange birds indeed Doves more like vultures who feast on bad news

    03/20/2006 12:13:46 PM PST · by zzen01 · 8 replies · 527+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | Mon, March 20, 2006 | By Ezra Levant
    In foreign affairs, a "dove" refers to someone who opposes war and a "hawk" refers to someone who supports war.
  • Responding to the Chickenhawk Argument

    12/04/2005 2:11:59 AM PST · by Gordongekko909 · 54 replies · 1,225+ views
    Vanity | Mike Merritt
    I've noticed several leftists pulling the "chickenhawk" argument with impunity. Probably the most public example of this is Michael Moore in Farenheit 911 pointing out that only one member of Congress has a kid serving in Iraq, and that the rest of Congress is cowardly for not "sending" their kids to Iraq (which makes no sense, as the military is all-volunteer). Something else that I've noticed is the lackluster and, to be frank, wussy response to this argument. The response that I've seen on FR and other places, including from Rush, is generally something along the lines of "we live...

    09/20/2005 7:46:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies · 993+ views
    The Family Foundation ^ | Thursday, September 15, 2005 | Victoria Cobb, Executive Director
    Next week, school children across Virginia will once again be the target of homosexual force's efforts to promote the homosexual lifestyle as normal and attack those who support traditional family as evil. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a national organization bent on imposing its view of morality on school children, is promoting a new program in K-12 schools. Called "Ally Week," their agenda is full of indoctrinating and re-educating our children through misinformation and by changing the definitions of social norms and sexuality. At its roots, the message of GLSEN is to reject what is taught at...
  • The chicken-hawk charge

    08/26/2005 7:39:24 AM PDT · by manny613 · 60 replies · 1,271+ views
    Invariably, whenever columnists like myself write in support of the Iraq War without having served in the military there, letters flood in deriding us as "chicken hawks." How can writers support the war without fighting in it themselves? these letter-writers ask, although usually not so politely.
  • Chickenhawks, revisited revisited (liberal gets creamed by conservative veteran)

    08/23/2005 8:47:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies · 452+ views
    Chickenhawks, revisited revisited (NOW WITH MORE LINKED IDIOCY!) Is leveling the chickenhawk charge against a bunch of strangers on a rightwing website wise? Because heres Patton, doing just that in the comments to this post: Hey cowards- Casey Sheehan was a man. You are pussies. Put up or shut up. 1-800-GO-ARMY ...And heres File Closer, offering a carefully-articulated rejoinder, whose effectiveness Ill allow you to judge for yourselves: Actually, Patton, I decided to simply walk into the recruiters office, rather than call the number. This was back in 2003, after having served previously and gotten out in 2000. I was...