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  • Food Network-Chopped: Teen Tournament

    07/30/2014 6:14:28 AM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 24 replies
    VANITY! ^ | 30AUG2014 | Cletus
    FoodNetwork marches cynically forward.
  • The Pitfalls of Modern Capitalism

    07/24/2014 3:25:34 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 27 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 24 July 2014 | James Kohn
    When Adam Smith put to paper the principles of market systems that Marx would later dismiss as capitalism, people were still dedicated to their religious faiths. Smith -- who was not in Washington at the time (ba-dum-tssshhh) -- knew this, and, even prior to releasing this monumental work, he laid the foundation of what his market system would be based on: “moral sentiments”. Smith was not a relativist, but he believed that morals were commonly held -- after all, Christendom was still holding on, albeit just barely and for dear life. True, enlightened capitalism, while inferior to distributism, is at...
  • Do Blacks Need Favors?

    07/22/2014 7:40:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | July 22, 2014 | By Walter Williams
    Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated. During the act’s legislative debate, then-Sen. Hubert Humphrey, responding to predictions, promised, “I’ll eat my hat if this leads to racial quotas.” I don’t know whether Humphrey got around to keeping his promise, but here’s my question: Is it within the capacity of black Americans to make it in this society without the special favors variously called racial preferences, quotas, affirmative action and race-sensitive policies? What might a “yes” answer to that question assume and imply about blacks? Likewise, what would a “no” answer assume and imply?...
  • The Best Worst President Ever (Suicide-prevention meds required!)

    07/12/2014 12:11:11 PM PDT · by SuperLuminal · 40 replies
    Hearst Connecticut Media Group - Newstimes ^ | July 12, 2014 | Mark Morford
    “Obama is the worst thing to ever happen to this country,” declares the wealthy, rakish, silver-haired Newport Beach white guy to his small group of perfectly tanned 50-something females sitting just a few feet away from us at a stunning restaurant patio overlooking the sun-kissed California coastline, just off of Highway 1, as he sipped his pinot and adjusted his wraparound Ray Bans, flush from the economy’s spectacular recovery that has benefitted his exact demographic most of all, stroking his purebred dog and taking various selfies with their $500 phones, oblivious to the furious swirls of irony and hypocrisy fluttering...
  • Breitbart Exclusive—Sarah Palin: 'It's Time to Impeach' President Obama

    07/08/2014 8:26:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 139 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, “no mas.” Without borders, there is no nation. Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate. This is his fundamental transformation of America. It’s the only promise he has kept. Discrediting the price paid for America’s exceptionalism over our history, he’s given false hope and taxpayer’s change to millions of foreign nationals who want to sneak into our country illegally. Because of Obama’s purposeful dereliction of duty an untold...
  • The Savage Nation Radio Show - JULY 2014 - 3 to 6pmET

    07/01/2014 2:58:22 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 61 replies
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  • In New Haven, some see sagging pants as statement, others as fueling stereotype

    07/07/2014 9:42:26 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 29 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 6, 2014 | Shahid Abdul-Karim
    “The saggin’ started in the prison where inmates couldn’t wear belts, but in jail culture things started to transcend,” said community activist Leonard Jahad, the state’s top New Haven probation supervisor, “The left pant leg rolled up meant you’re in a certain gang and both pant legs rolled up meant something else,“ Jahad said. “When pants are down like the kids wear on the streets, in prison, it means you are available to the next man for sexual activity.” Smith, who’s also entertainment director of the youth development organization Ice the Beef, said he and his peers don’t view the...
  • This Chart Explains Every Culture In The World

    07/03/2014 5:09:24 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    BI ^ | 7-2-2014 | Christina Sterbenz
    Christina SterbenzJuly 3, 2014Cultures are complicated, and anyone attempting to explain or group them will struggle to avoid giving offense. Political scientists Ronald Inglehart of the University of Michigan and Christian Welzel of Luephana University in Germany put forth their best effort by analyzing data and plotting countries on a "culture map." Their system stems from the World Values Survey (WVS), the largest"non-commercial, cross-national, time series investigation of human beliefs and values ever executed," which dates back to 1981 and includes nearly 400,000 respondents from 100 countries. The latest chart, published several years ago, includes data from surveys conducted from...
  • Thousands of Illegal Immigrants Bused Across US into Cities

    06/30/2014 8:37:59 AM PDT · by don-o · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 30, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    LAREDO, Texas--A glimpse into the reality of the thousands of illegal immigrants being released into the U.S. by the Obama Administration was captured on video in a Greyhound Bus station in Laredo, Texas this weekend. The illegal immigrants who cross as incomplete family units simply enter the U.S. illegally, turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents, are processed, and then released with a notice to appear at a future date for court proceedings. U.S. taxpayers then fund bus tickets for the illegal immigrants to go to the U.S. city of their choosing. Approximately 95 percent of the illegal immigrants...
  • States encourage bilingualism with diploma seals

    06/28/2014 8:42:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 28, 2014 | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Rachel Martinez-Regan graduated from Corvallis High School this month, her diploma had a little something extra — an embossed seal certifying that she is bilingual. Dual-language programs have gained in popularity across the country as employers seek bilingual, bicultural workers, and more parents view bilingualism as necessary for their children's success in a globalized world. Such programs are offered in Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Russian, among other languages, and many have waiting lists.
  • The Export-Import Bank faces extinction under new GOP leadership

    06/26/2014 4:06:40 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2014 | Charles Lane
    Of all the purposes for which you might put U.S. taxpayer dollars at risk, helping wealthy petro-states borrow millions to buy Boeing jets would not rank among the most urgent. Yet that is what the Export-Import Bank does: In fiscal 2013, Ex-Im backed $8.3 billion in aircraft and related sales, including a $117.5 million loan guarantee to support Boeing 737 purchases by Dubai — a typical transaction for an agency that has, over the years, earned the sobriquet “Bank of Boeing,” though it does also support Caterpillar and General Electric, among others. Now Ex-Im suddenly faces extinction: Its charter expires...
  • One Year After DOMA Fell, and Still No Revolution

    06/26/2014 8:53:51 AM PDT · by koanhead · 17 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 6/26/14 | James Richardson
    The counter counterculture uprising social conservatives promised us after the Supreme Court's neutering of the Defense of Marriage Act never quite manifested.... But in the days before the high court delivered its rulings on DOMA and California's Proposition 8, Tony Perkins, the president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council, was desperately admonitory that the country's top jurists not invite ruin on America by accurately interpreting the Constitution. "If the Supreme Court steps in and says, 'We're redefining marriage, same-sex marriage will be the law across the land,' it will create a firestorm of opposition," Perkins' Magic 8-Ball warned. "This...
  • America Should Stay Out Of Iraq's Revived Killfest: Only Iraqis Can Save Their Country

    06/25/2014 3:30:07 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 23, 2014 | Doug Bandow
    The uber-hawks and neocons like Richard Cheney who led America into the disastrous invasion of Iraq are campaigning for a repeat. If only the U.S. will go to war along the Euphrates a second time, they promise, everything will turn out well. Americans should ignore these Sirens of Death. Attempting to forcibly transform Iraq never was Washington’s responsibility. Having botched the job once, U.S. policymakers should not try again. There certainly is no public support for new military adventures in Mesopotamia. There was much to despise about Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. He was a murderous thug with outsize ambitions, but he...
  • L.A.’s Mouthy Mayor: He exemplifies America’s cultural decline.

    06/24/2014 6:02:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/24/2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, during the official celebration of the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cup victory, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, told a jammed Staples Center that “there are two long-standing rules for politicians”: “They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand, and never swear. But this is a big f***ing day,” he said, holding up a bottle of Bud Light. You read that right. In front of 18,000 people at Staples and hundreds of thousands of others watching on television — many of them, of course, children — the mayor of the second-largest city...
  • Wanted: Thinking Christians

    06/22/2014 4:41:43 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 27 replies
    Modern Reformation ^ | Unknown | James Montgomery Boice
    It's not just that there's a lack of a Christian way of thinking -- a "Christian mind" -- but there is hardly a mind at all. Some years ago I read an article in Newsweek about a husband and wife team of scientists who studied ducks. In order to observe their habits, they built a blind by a pond, then settled in to watch. During their investigations, they observed among the ducks incidences of what they called gang rape. While it was not written in so many words, the bottom line of the article was this: If gang rape takes...
  • How jargon hurt the culture at GM

    06/20/2014 12:25:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/20/2014 | Jena McGregor
    The unsparing and harshly critical report from attorney Anton Valukas' investigation into General Motors, which held its annual shareholders meeting Tuesday morning, finds an array of culprits behind the company's ignition switch crisis. It cites a lack of urgency in the culture and, as GM CEO Mary Barra described it, "a pattern of incompetence." It blames an unwillingness of those in the know to reconsider their conclusions, and a dizzying number of committees with little clear accountability. The report also makes several references to the role corporate speak played in the wrongdoing. Typically, we think of corporate speak as trivialities...
  • Reflections on Mass Culture and Fatherhood

    06/14/2014 10:05:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | June 11, 2014 | Eric Metaxas
    When I was working on my book, “7 Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness,” I thought about the way that our culture has depicted men, specifically fathers, over the past half-century or so. It’s hard to believe today, but one of the iconic television shows of the 1950s was actually called “Father Knows Best.” And believe it or not, the title was not ironic! Jim Anderson, played by Robert Young, really did know best. He was kind, patient, generous and firm when he needed to be. As the saying goes, that was then and this is, well, not then....
  • A Biological Basis for Race?

    06/07/2014 5:58:40 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 52 replies
    City Journal ^ | June 6, 2014 | Steven Malanga
    A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History, by Nicholas Wade (Penguin Press, 288 pp., $27.95) In 2001, the New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial provocatively titled “Racial Profiling in Medical Research.” The author, Robert Schwartz, reiterated the commonly held view that no biological basis exists for race, and then argued that physicians should not consider race in their research or medical practice. This prompted a sharp response from geneticist Neil Risch, who pointed out that numerous studies had demonstrated significant genetic differences among humans based on continental ancestry, suggesting evidence of five distinct races. Among the reasons...
  • The Savage Nation Radio Show - JUNE 2014 - 3 to 6pm ET

    06/04/2014 1:43:56 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 73 replies
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  • 5 dead, 15 wounded in weekend shootings

    06/01/2014 7:08:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 1, 2014
    Five people were killed and at least 15 others have been wounded in separate shootings across the city since Friday evening, including eight shot within the first 30 minutes of June. The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the Austin neighborhood, when a teenage boy was killed and five others were wounded. The six were standing in a group at the intersection of West Ferdinand Street and North Lavergne Avenue about 12:30 a.m. when several shooters emerged from a nearby alley and opened fire, police said.
  • #YesAllWomen Proves Weaker Sex Needs Male Protection

    Evil murderer Elliot Rodger tried to target women who allegedly wouldn’t engage in sexual relations with him. He managed to murder three men and three women in the process. In order to score cheap political points on Twitter, feminists have created #YesAllWomen. It’s little more than grievance peddling and a vain attempt to turn all men into the next Elliot Rodger. The media of course loves this sort of meaningless Twitter narcissism. They’ve declared it “powerful” and thought provoking. Everything progressives do is “powerful” according to the media. There is little powerful about women whining on Twitter. In fact, if...
  • Steve King Takes on Senate Girly Men (well worth watching in entirety)

    05/23/2014 11:05:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 5/23/14 | Daniel Horowitz
    Senator Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer have taken it upon themselves to single out Rep. Steve King on the floor of the Senate for having the courage to stand for We the People against open borders. As we noted yesterday, the party has refused to defend him, and top NRSC aides are involved in an ad campaign against him. Well, when nobody in the party defends you, a man’s got to do it himself. King took to the House floor to respond to them. You can watch the full clip here.
  • Modern World is Still Premodern in Many Ways

    05/15/2014 4:11:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Nigeria's homegrown, al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery. Those terrorists have a long and unapologetic history of murdering kids who dare to enroll in school, and Christians in general. For years, Western aid groups have pleaded with the State Department to at least put Boko Haram on the official list of terrorist groups. But former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's team was reluctant to come down so harshly, in apparent worry that some might interpret such condemnation as potentially offensive...
  • Compounded Cultural Neglect

    05/13/2014 7:43:32 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 2 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 13, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    Since the 1960's era of peace, drugs and "free love," Christians, conservatives and patriots have largely departed the critical heart shaping, storytelling, teaching and communication roles that are essential to preserving America's culture. Rather than "standing in the gap" with courage, the majority of media conservatives and Christians have chosen to take the path of least resistance, sprinting away from the "public square" when demonstrably false, vicious lies and personal attacks are directed our way. We have largely shown the opposite of courage under fire. Turning the other cheek is one thing. Running and hiding like cowards is something quite...
  • A Selfie-Taking, Hashtagging Teenage Administration

    05/13/2014 5:25:16 AM PDT · by Makana · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 12, 2014 | ELIOT A. COHEN
    ...Why does the Economist magazine put a tethered eagle on its cover, with the plaintive question, "What would America fight for?" Why do Washington Post columnists sympathetic to the administration write pieces like one last week headlined, "Obama tends to create his own foreign policy headaches"? Clues may be found in the president's selfie with the attractive Danish prime minister at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in December; in State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki in March cheerily holding up a sign with the Twitter TWTR +0.44% hashtag #UnitedForUkraine while giving a thumbs up; or Michelle Obama looking glum last...
  • Who Really Created the ‘Rape Culture’?

    05/09/2014 7:02:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2014 | Mona Charen
    ‘Two, four, six, eight. Stop the violence. Stop the rape.” So chanted a group of Ohio University students calling themselves “f***rapeculture” at a protest a couple of years ago. Rape-culture activists have become a fixture on campuses throughout the country, and now, 55 colleges — including Harvard, Princeton, and Berkeley — are under federal investigation for mishandling sexual-assault complaints. Some of my conservative/libertarian sisters have pointed out that the statistics on sexual assault are wildly inflated. Christina Hoff Sommers notes that the “one in five women are victims of rape” statistic that the Centers for Disease Control popularized (and that...
  • America's Nine Classes: The New Class Hierarchy

    05/07/2014 6:19:57 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 12 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | April 29, 2014 | Charles Smith
    There are many ways to slice and dice America's power/wealth hierarchy. The conventional class structure is divided along the lines of income, i.e. the wealthy, upper middle class, middle class, lower middle class and the poor. I've suggested that a more useful scheme is to view America through the lens not just of income but of political power and state dependency, as a Three-and-a-Half Class Society (October 22, 2012):
  • The Savage Nation Monthly Thread - MAY 2014 - 3 to 6pm ET

    05/05/2014 10:12:06 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 72 replies
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  • The Collapse of Anti-Gay Religion

    05/05/2014 7:26:10 AM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 147 replies
    Slate ^ | 5-1-2014 | William Saletan
    Throughout history, religion has sanctioned and fueled the persecution of homosexuality. That dynamic may be drawing to an end. Polls, clerics, and denominations are shifting. Theology is adapting. Resistance to same-sex marriage is dwindling, and there’s no end in sight. For 15 years, the Ethics and Public Policy Center has hosted the Faith Angle Forum, a regular conference on religion and public life. Several weeks ago, the group met again to discuss current issues. Transcripts of the conference have just been posted on EPPC’s website. They underscore the extent of the anti-gay collapse. The first session, led by papal biographer...
  • James Goodson dies; leading Army Air Forces ace in World War II

    05/02/2014 9:29:29 AM PDT · by Borges · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/2/2014 | Adam Bernstein
    *** The sinking of the Athenia — an early victim in the Battle of the Atlantic — helped turn world opinion against Germany. For Mr. Goodson, it was the moment when he decided to do his “bit to stamp out Nazism.” He went on to become a leading Army Air Forces ace in the European theater, with 15 aerial kills and another 15 strafing kills of enemy aircraft on the ground. His success brought him the nickname “King of the Strafers,” said Roy Heidicker, an Air Force historian. ***
  • From 'Ben-Hur' to 'Nazareth' to 'The Sisterhood'--Film and TV Court Christians

    04/27/2014 8:43:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | April 27, 2014 | Kate O'Hare
    There's an old saw about standing on the shoulders of giants and thinking you're tall. In other words, you take full advantage of what came before you while pretending, or even wrongly believing, that it sprang fully-formed from your own head or just materialized out of the ether. As militant secularists try to scrub Christianity out of Western culture, they're engaged in a fundamentally dishonest pursuit, which requires a great deal of rewriting and revising of history. They're also actively turning their backs on, or only vaguely comprehending, huge chunks of art, music and literature inspired by biblical stories and...
  • Death, murder, hedonism, or God

    04/24/2014 10:40:27 AM PDT · by chuckles · 8 replies
    vanity | 4/24/2014 | chuckles
    Well, another week goes by in Chicago and multiple people are dead and wounded, rivaling the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan numbers. The usual suspects line up in front of the sycophant press to declare a renewed war on,.......guns. The usual suspects on the other side start quoting statistics showing more guns equals less crime. Comparisons are made with Arizona and Texas crime rates and the spin goes on and on. Meanwhile, kids are dead and wounded. Innocents are left grieving the grief no one can calm,........except God. The only topic NEVER discussed is the failed experiment to excise God...
  • Welcome to 2014!

    04/20/2014 12:30:11 PM PDT · by dvan · 8 replies
    NA | NA
    Welcome to 2014: • Our Phones - Wireless • Cooking - Fireless • Cars - Keyless • Food – Fatless • Tires –Tubeless • Dress – Sleeveless • Youth – Jobless • Leaders – Shameless • Relationships – Meaningless • Attitudes – Careless • Babies – Fatherless • Feelings – Heartless • Education – Valueless • Children – Mannerless • Country – Godless We are SPEECHLESS, Congress is CLUELESS, Our President is WORTHLESS ! GOD HELP US !
  • Russia's new culture policy a weapon against West

    04/18/2014 1:33:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 70 replies
    AFP ^ | April 18th, 2014 | Maria Antonova
    Moscow (AFP) - The Kremlin is preparing a new culture policy for Russia focusing on its distinctive civilisation and traditional values, which observers say has political ends amid Moscow's standoff with the West. At the end of four hours of questions Thursday in his annual call-in, President Vladimir Putin waxed philosophical on what it means to be Russian.
  • Sex in restaurant bathrooms is a Washington, D.C. epidemic (apparently)

    04/18/2014 2:58:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Tony Bravo
    According to a story in the Washington City Paper, D.C. has an epidemic of sex in restaurant bathrooms. Yes, you read that correctly. When not making policy or keeping our democracy afloat the citizens of D.C. are apparently doing the dirty in the W.C. Hetero, homo, whatever category your average political marriage falls into, according to local bar and restaurant owners the trend is across the board. When people talk about there being “something wrong with the culture of the capital,” I think this is what they’re talking about.
  • Slain Richmond boy was father of suspect's child

    04/16/2014 8:51:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 16, 2014
    A 30-year-old woman shot and killed a teenage boy in Richmond after the two - who had a child together - argued over the victim's girlfriend, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Melinda Gaffney surrendered Monday to San Francisco police in connection with the April 8 slaying of Terrance Forks, 16, outside the Crescent Park apartment complex. Gaffney shot the boy during the latest in a series of arguments over Terrance's girlfriend, said Contra Costa County prosecutor Mary Knox. Gaffney fled in a Lexus that was later recovered, police said.
  • Looking for an an older essay on immigration focussing on failure to push assimilation and English.

    04/14/2014 2:05:13 AM PDT · by Yehuda · 13 replies
    unknown (Townhall?) | unknown | unknown
    A while back I read a terrific essay on why our failure to insist on more assimilation by immigrants (and immigrants' failure to speak English) was going to destroy America. IIRC, the essay was written (and may have been a speech) by a former Senator or Congressman, and was written in the form of "if you want to see America destroyed, then keep allowing this, and keep permitting that…" I'd appreciate any links to that essay.
  • GOD'S NOT DEAD!

    04/12/2014 5:19:46 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 47 replies
    04/12/14 | ealgeone
    Saw the movie God's Dead Not today. I highly recommend this movie to all Christians. It is a very powerful and moving show. It will be well worth your time. GOD'S NOT DEAD!!!!
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speaks

    04/09/2014 11:02:07 PM PDT · by saywhatagain · 7 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    “Not content with a public disavowal, Brandeis has invited me 'to join us on campus in the future to engage in a dialogue about these important issues.' Sadly, in words and deeds, the university has already spoken its piece. I have no wish to 'engage' in such one-sided dialogue. I can only wish the Class of 2014 the best of luck—and hope that they will go forth to be better advocates for free expression and free thought than their alma mater.
  • NBC asks viewers for better sitcom ideas

    04/09/2014 6:35:11 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 148 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 8, 2014 | James Hibbert
    The broadcast network announced “an unprecedented effort to discover fresh comedic voices” on Tuesday by launching a national campaign offering aspiring comedy writers from around the country the chance to pitch their sitcom ideas. [snip]
  • Muslim Cleric Urges Homeless Women to Become Sex-Slaves

    04/05/2014 6:31:34 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 13 replies
    FrontPage.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Within the context of keeping the Syrian jihad alive, it seems there is no end to the attempts of some Islamic clerics to legitimize otherwise forbidden behavior in order to gratify the sexual urges of the jihadis and keep them fighting Syrian president Bashar Assad. First, there was the now infamous “sex-jihad” fatwa, which holds that any Muslim woman who willingly allows her body to be used by the sexually-deprived jihadis becomes herself a jihadi, if not a “martyr,” deserving of all the honor and rewards associated with those titles. (Much has been written about the sex jihad, including videotaped...
  • What Happens When Teachers, Delivery People And Fast Food Workers Don’t Care Anymore…

    03/28/2014 11:35:58 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 77 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | March 25th, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    One of the big problems in America today is that a lot of people simply do not seem to care about what they are doing anymore. The level of sloth, laziness and apathy that we are witnessing in this country is absolutely mind-numbing. Of course this is not true of everyone. There are still many Americans that are extremely hard working. But overall, it really appears that people are not taking as much pride in their work as they once did. Some of the examples that I am about to show you are quite funny. Others are more than just...
  • THE EVOLUTION OF PARENTING..

    03/26/2014 6:10:11 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 13 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo ^ | March 26, 2014 | Carlo3b DAD/CHEF/AUTHOR
    THE EVOLUTION OF PARENTING.. The 40’s.. THE EYES.. If an adult looked at you, you froze.. The 50’s.. THE SILENT TREATMENT.. If they stopped talking, you stopped asking, or else.. The 60’s.. THE COMMAND.. Sit down and Shut up, and that was the last straw.. The 70’s.. THE DISCUSSION.. Let’s talk about this. The compromise.. The 80’s.. THE PAY-OFF.. If you stop, I’ll buy you.. The 90’s.. THE THREATS.. You told the school councilor WHAT? 2000’s.. ..  THE END.. You could do time Behind Bars for placing your kid in TIME OUT! YIKESDoes anyone have the number to a Bail...
  • Kansas, Arizona prevail in voter citizenship suit

    03/19/2014 1:32:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | March 19, 2014 | By Dion Lefler
    A judge in Wichita has ordered a federal commission to enforce Kansas and Arizona laws requiring documents proving citizenship for new voters. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren ordered the Election Assistance Commission to immediately add Kansas- and Arizona-specific instructions to the federal voter registration form. Those instructions will say that new registrants will have to provide documents proving citizenship before being allowed to vote, as required by state law. --SNIP-- The League of Women Voters and others have said requiring the proofs essentially makes it impossible to register voters in the kind of sidewalk or shopping-center drives that were once...
  • Man's law vs God's Law

    03/19/2014 9:24:38 AM PDT · by chuckles · 16 replies
    vanity | 03/18/2014 | Chuckles
    A few weeks back, I was able to give a message at my church on Wed. night. The Spirit had been working on me for weeks and I couldn't even sleep thinking God had given me a warning about our country. The image was so vivid, It actually frightened me about a man walking a tightrope, shaking his fist at God. I decided to write this down from recollection of my notes. I was sick of being told I couldn't judge or I would be judged, and politics have no place in church. I think many preachers keep quiet to...
  • City wants cabbies to clean up their act, speak some English

    03/19/2014 7:04:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 18, 2014 | By Tony Bizjak
    It’s time for downtown cabbies to clean up their act, the city says. In an effort to rein in taxi drivers who the city says soil Sacramento’s reputation by offering poor or sloppy service, Sacramento officials have drawn up new ground rules: Drivers must wear collared shirts, slacks and closed-toed shoes. They must drive newer vehicles and keep them cleaner. They must accept credit cards. And they must take a test to prove they can speak some English and count change correctly.
  • The Savage Nation Weekly Thread - March 17-21, 2014 - 3 to 6pm ET

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  • Ronald Reagan's Farewell Address

    03/16/2014 2:13:17 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 2 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 3/15/2014 | Moneyrunner
    When the economy is struggling, people are jobless, government programs are failing, war clouds are rising on foreign shores and the American government is widely despised and feared, it is good to remember how we got out of the problems that Reagan's predecessor left behind. Ronald Reagan reminds us how he came to be so successful. [video at link] What's this address particularly prescient is that Reagan warned us against losing the culture. Without a culture that believes in the goodness of the country, the country is lost.
  • Respect the office of President? Why?

    03/10/2014 1:19:34 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 37 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 3/9/2014 | The Virginian
    Barack “Corpseman” Obama couldn't spell RESPECT, despite the fact that it’s almost impossible to misspell. That dreadful song by Aretha Franklin is burned in my brain thanks to hearing it played endlessly for years. It brought to my mind that one of the most popular refrains one hears from the media is that we should “respect the office” of the President. Like any slogan or piece of propaganda that is repeated incessantly, you nod and agree. But why? What does “respect the office” even mean? Synonyms for respect include: reverence, admiration, esteem, veneration, high opinion. But if the slogan is...
  • McDaniel College Probes ‘CMT Versus BET’ Event

    03/08/2014 2:52:55 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    Baltimore CBS Local ^ | 8 March 14 | Mike Hellgren
    WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — Controversy on campus. A fraternity and sorority at McDaniel College are under fire after allegations of ethnic stereotyping during a party. Mike Hellgren explains why the party’s theme is upsetting so many. It has generated heated debate both on and off campus and could result in anything from a warning for the fraternity and sorority involved to the loss of their charters. A fraternity and sorority at McDaniel College are under investigation after holding a party in January with the theme “Country Music Television versus Black Entertainment Television.” In a statement, a McDaniel vice president...