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  • Civil War Drama Field of Lost Shoes Argues No Confederates Were Racist

    09/30/2014 12:29:23 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 93 replies
    The Village Voice ^ | Wednesday, Sep 24 2014 | By Nick Schager
    Rewriting history to egregious ends, Field of Lost Shoes recounts the true-life saga of seven Virginia Military Institute cadets who in 1864 died in service to the Confederate Army during the Battle of New Market. Awash in phony-looking facial hair and clichéd period drama, Sean McNamara’s drama defines those brave boys via their love of black people, their embrace of Jews, and their desire to fight so that they might protect their homeland from “foreign invaders,” uphold their “traditions,” and preserve their “future.” Save for a brief prologue, there isn’t a pro-slavery Southern man to be found in this fantasyland...
  • Marie Harf: ISIS Underestimated Itself

    09/30/2014 4:29:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Regular listeners will know that one of our favorite people here is the second-in-command State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf. This woman is stereotypically perfect of the modern, empty-headed, totally vacant, but to-the-hilt-educated liberal, has come out of the Ivy League, looks the part, acts the part. She is just perfect. And she literally doesn't know anything, but she thinks she knows everything. She feels, and she's compassionate, and she's understanding. So yesterday, back to CNN, Wolf Blitzer. She was a guest there, and Blitzer said, "I guess what the president said on 60 Minutes, that the intelligence...
  • Obama Gets No Poll Bump from ISIS Bombing

    09/30/2014 4:15:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Time for a See, I Told You So, a huge See, I Told You So. If you've been listening with any regularity, you've heard me say in recent weeks that our entire military engagement against ISIS or ISIL is poll-driven. It's happening because Obama's numbers have plunged in terms of national security, safety, these kinds of things. A month ago Obama was calling these people "the JV squad," and after that he admitted he didn't have a strategy to deal with this. Again, as the details will be forthcoming soon on the program, it's now widely known...
  • Wait Till Obama Finds Out About What Happened in the Chiefs-Patriots Game

    09/30/2014 3:51:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did you see last night, folks? Did you happen to see it? I can't... When Obama finds out what happened last night, oh, man! And he may not. If he wasn't watching the game, he may not have known. If the intel services don't tell him what happened last night, he may never know, and that may end up being good. It could be bad out there, folks. It could really be bad. ... Did you see where the safety for the Kansas City Chiefs intercepted Tom Brady last night? A pick six. A gentleman by the...
  • Beer May Make Your Smarter

    09/30/2014 3:20:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/31/14 | Patrick Jones
    Researchers from Oregon State are saying that an ingredient in beer can help boost brain function.
  • ‘Poor people don’t plan long-term. We’ll just get our hearts broken’

    09/30/2014 3:19:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 20, 2014 | Linda Tirado
    Linda Tirado photographed by Scott Suchman near her home in Washington DC for the Observer New Review. Why do so many poor people eat junk food, fail to budget properly, show no ambition? Linda Tirado knew exactly why… because she was one of them. Here, in an extract from her book, Hand to Mouth, she tells her story in her own words •Q&A with Linda Tirado In the autumn of 2013 I was in my first term of school in a decade. I had two jobs; my husband, Tom, was working full-time; and we were raising our two small girls....
  • Spain's Fake Recovery is Officially Over

    09/30/2014 3:05:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The alleged recovery in Spain is already over. Retail sales are down month-over-month and year-over-year in July. August and September are both projected to be weak. Vial translation from El Economista, Manufacturers and Retailers Warn of Another Consumption Slowdown. After a slight recovery in the first months of the year, stagnation set in since June, according to almost all employers and associations of producers and distributors. The retail index INE already pointed to stagnation in June and a drop of 0.5% in July from a year earlier. Although the decline in July from the previous month is a somewhat lower...
  • 7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    09/30/2014 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 67 replies
    VOX ^ | September 30, 2014 | Matthew Yglesias
    7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016 Updated by Matthew Yglesias on September 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. ET @mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com Tweet Share on Twitter (191) Share Share on Facebook (1,129) +1 LinkedIn Share on LinkedIn (15) Email Email MikePence.com Don't miss stories. Follow Vox! Early polling tells you almost nothing about presidential nomination battles, since it ends up almost exclusively telling you about name recognition. Early media buzz is similar. People like to read stories about figures they've already heard of, and it's easier to write stories about politicians you've already covered.But you don't need to be a...
  • Landslide Vote against Single-Payer Confirms Switzerland Is an Outpost of Rationality

    09/30/2014 2:45:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m a huge fan of Switzerland, largely because its voters approved a spending cap that should be a role model for other nations.It’s called the “debt brake” and it has helped reduce the burden of government spending in Switzerland at a time when most nations in Europe have been moving in the wrong direction.But that’s not the only reason I like Switzerland.I also appreciate the fact that Swiss voters seem to be much more sensible than voters in other nations.Every so often I see polls, for instance, suggesting that French voters overwhelmingly want less government spending. But then they go...
  • 'The War' on ISIS: The Case for Skepticism II

    09/30/2014 2:32:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    Recently, I cautioned my fellow Americans against falling for the notion that the so-called “Islamic State” is among the gravest threats, or any considerable threat, to the United States. I noted that if the hyperbolic cries of politicians and their media propagandists in both parties so much as remotely resembled reality, then we’d have long ago witnessed at least two phenomena that, as of the present moment, remain conspicuously, indeed, painfully, absent from the current discourse. First, at long last, we would have jettisoned the Politically Correct labels—“Islamo-Fascism,” “Islamo-Nazism,” “Islamism,” “radical Islam,” “Islamic extremism,” etc.—that we invariably assign to Islamic...
  • Neville Chamberlain Would Have Been a Perfect Fit for Obama’s Foreign Policy Team

    09/30/2014 2:13:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    On this day, in 1938, the British and French Prime Ministers signed the Munich Pact with Adolf Hitler in an effort to avoid the onset of another world war… Spoiler alert: It didn’t work. Someone once said that history doesn’t always repeat itself, but that it often rhymes. Well, brace yourself for some poetry:By fall of 1938 Hitler had already managed to annex Austria into Germany, and was already trying to “stand up” for the Russian German speaking portions of Ukraine Czechoslovakia. The eventual conquest of Czechoslovakia was a part of Hitler’s grand plan to reestablish the “greatness of Germany”;...
  • Five Forces that Will Shape the 21st Century

    09/30/2014 1:58:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Peter Morici
    resident Obama recently proclaimed climate change, more than any issue, will define the contours of the 21st Century. Powerful men searching for legacy often evoke grand challenges and personal solutions, but climate change is only one of several forces that will make civilization different 100 years from now. 1. Challenges to Democracy In the 19th and 20th Centuries, democracies embracing free markets outperformed more autocratic and collectivist societies. However, over the last 60 years, majority rule in the West has fashioned government policies that redistribute income indiscriminately, displace investments in infrastructure and technology, and slow growth. China—albeit with shortcomings—has created...
  • The Unwisdom Of Solomon

    09/30/2014 1:52:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    Tee-hee; snicker-snicker. Look at those right-wing clodhoppers scrambling for cover. Yes, sir, Highland Park High School, in Dallas, having "reassessed" seven maligned literary classics -- among them, the never-to-be-forgotten "The Art of Racing in the Rain" and "The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" -- restored them to its approved reading list, local bigots and prudes notwithstanding. (A local bigot is someone who suspects John Milton may be a greater writer than Stephen King.) What a field day for those, um, intellectuals who specialize in ridiculing parents rude enough to question the grounding of high school students' literary...
  • The Best Interest of the Dog

    09/30/2014 1:43:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The supposed standard for child custody in family courts is the "best interest of the child." The Vermont supreme court has now extended that to the best interest of the dog. Daniel and Laura were divorcing, and the issue before the court was custody of their beloved 11-year-old German wirehaired pointer dog, Belle. Both had strong emotional ties to Belle and a record of good care. While awaiting court judgment, they made a temporary agreement to share time with the dog. Previously, a dog was considered property to be allocated like other tangible assets such as a house and car....
  • Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes

    09/30/2014 12:51:59 PM PDT · by illiac · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9/30/14 | Josh Rogin
    The White House says it wants to work with Syria’s moderate rebels. But warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs. Last week, an airstrike from the American-led coalition nearly hit a command-and-control facility affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the moderate rebels the Obama administration says are America’s “boots on the ground,” according to two opposition leaders. They are asking the Obama administration to please coordinate with them in the future before America bombs its only allies in Syria. Since U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria began on Sept. 22, there has been...
  • Who Would You Pick, Obama or Derek Jeter?

    09/30/2014 12:41:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Derek Jeter aka "The Captain" of the New York Yankees played his last game on Sunday. He ended his career with an RBI single in Boston, after ending his career at home in Yankee stadium with a game-winning, walk-off, RBI single. Jeter defines a leader. He has the 6th highest hit total in the history of baseball. He was the captain of five World Championship teams. But his qualities go so much deeper. Jeter never bragged. He never used words like "I." He gave credit to others for his achievements. He never demeaned or denigrated others. He always made the...
  • Solzhenitsyn Quotes on Why Bearing Arms is Critical!

    09/30/2014 11:57:56 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    The Gulag Archipelago ^ | 1973 | Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    "And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to...
  • Must We Loose This Mortal Coil at 75?

    09/30/2014 11:22:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | John Linder
    My mother took up golf in her 69th year. She had a terrible grip since she was missing her left thumb. It had become infected prior to the discovery of penicillin and was amputated. She played golf for more than 15 years on the 9-hole course in Deer River, Minnesota. We bought her a golf cart for her 80th birthday which made her a heavily recruited partner. Those were some the best years of her life. She died at 89.This all came to mind when I saw Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s appearance on Morning Joe. He discussed an article he wrote...
  • Combating Campus Sexual Assaults

    09/30/2014 11:10:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website The Other Freshman 15, "The first 15 weeks of college can be the riskiest for sexual assault. ... One out of five students experience rape or sexual assault while they are in college, and in the great majority of cases (75-80 percent), the victim knows the attacker." The Washington Post recently carried a front-page story about campus sexual assaults. As the father of former college students, two of whom are daughters, I was stunned by the presumptions in the story. It was written in a way that...
  • Is Barack Obama's life safe in the Secret Service's hands?

    09/30/2014 10:26:54 AM PDT · by illiac · 94 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 0/30/14 | Raf Sanchez
    A knife-wielding intruder allowed to run rampant through the first floor of the White House. Bullets that struck the window of Barack Obama's private residence but went unnoticed for days. A presidential bodyguard so drunk he passed out in hallway of a hotel. These are just some of the recent incidents that have shaken confidence in the Secret Service, the elite agency assigned to protect Mr Obama, his family and the White House. On Tuesday, Julia Pierson, the Secret Service's director, will face a grilling from members of Congress and a battle to convince them that her agents are up...
  • Good News: Obama Skips the Majority of His Intelligence Briefings

    09/30/2014 9:12:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a new report from the Government Accountability Institute, President Obama skips 60 percent of his intelligence briefings. Breitbart breaks down the data:  A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second. This information comes shortly after Obama...
  • Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma

    09/30/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    investors.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Editorial
    The Islamic State has issued a global call to lone wolves. One could be standing behind you on the bus, walking next you at the mall or sitting in the next cubicle. In the age of the Islamic State and solo terrorism, gun-free zones are simply an invitation for a terrorist attack. In Moore, Okla., the life-saving value of the Second Amendment was proved once again. It may be our secret weapon in the ongoing war against terrorism.
  • What Was Just Disclosed About This Appalling Obama Habit Proves He’s A Danger To America

    09/30/2014 9:09:33 AM PDT · by walford · 53 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 30, 2014 | Norvell Rose
    The tire tracks from the bus Barack Obama drove over the U.S. intelligence community continue leading to trouble for a president seen as trying to save his own political skin. When Obama told “60 Minutes” on Sunday that the rapid rise and spread of ISIS could be blamed on intelligence failure, that set off a firestorm of angry reaction. Intelligence officials adamantly defend their expertise and actions, arguing that the blame is not theirs, but the president’s for failure to act on their repeated warnings. The Washington Times reports that the White House has been given detailed briefings on the...
  • Report: Obama Has Missed over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings

    09/30/2014 8:18:14 AM PDT · by illiac · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/14 | Wynton Hall
    A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second. The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at...
  • Even in Israel, the media won’t call jihad jihad

    09/30/2014 7:18:39 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9-30-2014 | Robert Spencer
    Nathaniel Roi Arami fell to his death at a construction site in Israel. An “Arab co-worker” was questioned and released, but now the “incident is now being investigated as a possible nationalistically-related murder.” There is nothing unique about this story. It is one of many just like it that have come before, and many more like it will surely follow. But it epitomizes the willful ignorance that blankets not only Israel, but the U.S. and the West in general, on this issue. If Nathaniel Roi Arami was murdered, it wasn’t because his killer was an “Arab” who was acting for...
  • So, who was this guy that got over the fence and into the white house?

    09/30/2014 6:50:04 AM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 45 replies
    MaineTV.net ^ | 2013/09/05 | dailycaller.com/
    So, this guy, who we have heard nothing about, jumps the fence and get's into the inner bowels of the white house, with a KNIFE, a knife is the muslims favorite weapons, it is what they cut heads off with. So, who is this guy, where did he come from, what was he after, and who does he work for? Iran threatens brutal attacks on Americans, Obama family if US hits Syria As Congress debates whether to support President Obama’s call for a limited strike against Syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons, Iran is vowing to back Bashar...
  • Social Issues Are The GOP's Gateway To The Ghetto

    09/30/2014 6:49:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Karl Jackson
    No one grows up with aspirations of government dependency. Social issues give Conservatives the perfect opportunity to prove they’re the big brothers to Americans and not the bullies. Can you imagine what America might look like today if the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, had not taken on the social issues of his day, slavery and polygamy? Imagine being the parents of Sandra Fluke as you observe your child beg for subsidized condoms on national television during the 2012 DNC. How disappointing. No father tells his son "work hard, go to college and get on food stamps as soon as...
  • Obama Stands Aloof From America's Four Foreign Policy Traditions

    09/30/2014 5:53:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, | Michael Barone
    resident Obama's speech at the United Nations last week was "an important turning point in American foreign policy -- and in his presidency." That's the verdict of Brookings Institution scholar and former Clinton White House aide William Galston, a Democrat who has not been an unqualified admirer of this Democratic president's foreign policy. Whether Obama's decision to launch air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Khorasan terrorists is a turning point, it was at least a move in the direction of a tradition in American foreign policy that has been conspicuously lacking in his administration....
  • To Speak the Truth

    09/30/2014 5:35:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This is the sixth column in a series. The first five installments, “This is Providence,” “Pharisees and Pharaohs,” “Prayers and Preparation,” “Pride and Perjury,” and “David French Slays Goliath” can be accessed in my column archive. Some of the themes discussed in this series were also part of a speech I gave at an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) event in July. The full speech can be viewed by clicking on this link. We had been sitting in the attorney/client waiting room for less than two hours when we heard a knock on the door. We hoped it was...
  • Analyzing the Oklahoma Beheading Crime Scene

    09/30/2014 5:33:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 52 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 9-30-14 | Dawn Perlmutter
    At approximately 1600 hrs. on September 24, 2014 30-year-old Alton Nolen was fired at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma. He immediately drove to the front of the business, struck a vehicle and walked into the front office area. He attacked 54-year-old Colleen Hufford with a knife until he severed her head. Then he began attacking 43-year-old Traci Johnson with the same knife. He would have severed Ms. Johnson’s head if Mark Vaughan, an Oklahoma County reserve deputy and a former CEO of the business, hadn’t taken him down with three gunshots. Both Hufford, who was pronounced dead at the scene,...
  • Netanyahu’s Truth in a Den of Lies

    09/30/2014 5:32:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 9-30-14 | Joseph Klein
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a powerful and sobering speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 29th. He said he came from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of the Israeli people and to “expose the brazen lies spoken from this very podium against my country and the brave soldiers who defend it.” “Truth must always be spoken, especially here, in the United Nations,” the prime minister said to an audience of government leaders and delegates not used to hearing the truth spoken in the UN on issues relating to the Jewish state. Israel’s leader emphasized that his...
  • Kicking the PLO Habit-will only get worse with the successors of Arafat in power

    09/30/2014 5:31:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 9-30-14 | Caroline Glick
    Why the lives of Israelis and Palestinians will only get worse with the successors of Arafat in power The signs are everywhere that the time has come for Israel to abandon the PLO. So long as the PLO remains in power, the lives of Israelis and Palestinians will only get worse. PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas’s speech last Friday at the UN General Assembly where he repeatedly accused Israel of committing genocide was not merely an abandonment of direct peace negotiations with Israel. Abbas abandoned the very concept of peaceful coexistence between Israel and the Palestinians. Abbas called for the UN...
  • Supreme Court Justice Eric Holder? (Last Thing This Country Needs)

    09/30/2014 5:13:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    After 5 1/2 bumpy years of controversial service, the besieged but bolstered attorney general, Eric Holder, resigned. But is this close friend and confidant of President Barack Obama's really stepping down for some benign reason at a critical time for our country, or is there a sinister and strategic plan behind it all? First, it's far more than a coincidence that the United States' chief lawyer is leaving office with more unanswered questions about crucial life-and-death national dilemmas than any previous attorney general. Though most have been accused of sitting on issues, none has been so assailed as Holder for...
  • Would Midterm Loss Crack Stonewall On Keystone Pipeline?

    09/30/2014 4:59:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Byron York
    The federal government recently began its seventh year of considering whether to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Nearly all that time has passed under the administration of President Obama, who seems content never to decide the pipeline's fate. That way, it wouldn't be built, which would please the president's supporters on the liberal environmental fringe, but would never be explicitly rejected, which could offend everybody else. It's striking to see an administration stonewalling an issue with so much popular support on the other side. A Washington Post-ABC News poll in March found that 65 percent favor building the...
  • President Obama Needs to Stop Blaming People for ISIS

    09/30/2014 4:09:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/30/2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    On Sunday night, President Obama told 60 Minutes that "....U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight such extremists." On Monday afternoon, Pres. Obama's press secretary and Jonathan Karl of ABC went back and forth on the president's comments: JON KARL, ABC NEWS: Did the intelligence community underestimate ISIL or did the president underestimate ISIL? (snip) KARL: But, Josh, on that question you don't even need to go back to February, you can go back to November of last year, Brett McGurk, who...
  • Iraq was then, Syria is now

    09/30/2014 2:59:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 7 replies
    Nattional Review Online ^ | Sept. 30, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Iraq War lies now mostly in the realm of myth. We have forgotten exactly how we got both into and out of the war. The October 2002 joint congressional authorization to go to war was not just about fears of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Other worries prompted broad bipartisan support for the resolution. A majority of Democratic senators (as evidenced by their passionate speeches from the Senate floor) cited many of the resolution’s 23 writs. The latter were mostly concerned with things other than WMD: harboring terrorists, offering bounties for suicide bombers, giving refuge to at least one...
  • Repubs to Dems: “Please Like Us – We’re Just Like You!”

    09/30/2014 2:52:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 9/30/2014 | Mark Tapson
    In the wake of a second presidential election loss in 2012, Republicans went back to the drawing board looking for a more effective way to present themselves and their message. Now a brand new ad campaign has been launched which demonstrates that Republicans are even more clueless about selling themselves today than they were two years ago and four years before that. The pathetic message this disastrous ad seems to be sending on behalf of Republicans is this: “Hey Democrats, please like us – we’re just like you!”The 97-second ad, part of a campaign from GOP strategist Vinny Manchillo, a...
  • Will the West Defend Itself?

    09/30/2014 2:48:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Creators ^ | 9/29/2014 | Walter Williams
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group that follows al-Qaida’s anti-West ideology and sees a holy war against the West as a religious duty. With regard to nonbelievers, the Quran commands, “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out.” The Quran contains many other verses that call for Muslim violence against nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule.Contrast the words of the Quran with the statements of limp-wristed Western leaders such as this by President Barack Obama: “We...
  • Who Are You Calling the Party of the Rich?

    09/30/2014 2:09:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/30/2014 | Mona Charen
    The median American household saw its net worth decline by 36 percent during the Great Recession. That is a hard reality. A Republican held the White House when the crash hit, and voters, in no mood to be charitable, blamed the GOP. Besides, Democrats were ready with an explanation that slid right into an existing groove of American thinking: The financial crisis was caused by Republicans going easy on their big banker friends. By 2012, the recession had been over for three-plus years, and yet the average American saw little improvement. Average net worth continued to drift downward. Long-term unemployment...
  • Barack Obama, Outside Agitator

    09/30/2014 2:05:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Arcamax ^ | 9/30/2014 | Patrick Buchanan
    In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our world: "Russian aggression in Europe," "terrorism in Syria and Iraq," rapes and beheadings by ISIL, al-Qaida, Boko Haram. And, of course, the Ferguson Police Department. That's right. The president could not speak of war, terrorism and genocide without dragging in the incident in a St. Louis suburb where a white cop shot and killed a black teenager: "In a summer marked by instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, the world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri -- where a young...
  • The "people's lawyer" is a criminal

    09/30/2014 1:22:18 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a sympathetic profile just before his resignation, Politico said Eric Holder's biggest legacy may be "his quiet dismantling of the War on Drugs...." How he could have "accomplished" this without legislative authority from Congress – which is supposed to make and pass laws – is never really explained. He was an Attorney General described by President Barack Obama as "the people's lawyer." Anybody familiar with Marxist jargon knew exactly what Obama meant. At home and abroad, the Obama administration distributed weapons to America's enemies. Holder's area of expertise was facilitating weapons shipments to Mexican drug cartels, in a...
  • Obama on Faulty Intelligence

    09/29/2014 6:27:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 29, 2014
    Obama on Faulty Intelligence The President blames the spooks for his own policy failure on ISIS. President Obama rode to the White House in part by assailing George W. Bush for believing faulty intelligence about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. So there is no small irony in his claim now that America's spooks missed the rise of the Islamic State. The difference is that U.S. intelligence did warn about the threat from ISIS. Mr. Obama chose not to listen. Asked on CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday if ISIS's march into Iraq was a "complete surprise," Mr. Obama replied, "Well I...
  • Drive-Bys Ridicule the Obama-Kroft Show

    09/29/2014 4:04:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, it's funny the number of people making fun of Obama on 60 Minutes last night. Ron Fournier, who used to be the AP bureau chief and is quoted so much, by the way, when he issues criticisms of Obama. The reason why that makes news is because Fournier used to be one of the guys -- I don't mean to insult him by saying this, but he used to be in the tank. He was like a lot of people were in 2008, just swept up in whatever messianic atmospherics we had with Obama. And of...
  • I Told You the Khorasan Group Doesn’t Exist

    09/29/2014 3:24:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I read a piece by Andy McCarthy, writes at National Review Online, the headline: "The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist." The Kardashian group. We have affectionately begun calling them the Kardashians here. Andy said, "The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist." I said, "Sounds familiar. Sounds really familiar." And I remembered, oh, yeah, it was I, your host, El Rushbo, who pointed out last Wednesday that they don't exist. Andy's piece first. "For six years, President Obama has endeavored to will the country into accepting two pillars of his alternative national-security reality. First, he claims to have dealt...
  • How Obamacare Funds the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider

    09/29/2014 3:11:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/29/2014 | Sarah Torre
    Despite promises to the contrary by members of Congress and even the president, Americans now know that Obamacare is entangling tax dollars with coverage of elective abortion.Last week, the Government Accountability Office released a report confirming that more than 1,000 Obamacare exchange plans cover elective abortion but remain eligible for taxpayer subsidies.But that’s not the full story on how Obamacare funds the abortion industry.In addition to sending taxpayer money to plans that cover abortion, the massive health care law has created new avenues of public funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.Just a few weeks ago, the Department...
  • HOLMES: Why the world is unmoved by Obama’s apologies

    09/29/2014 2:56:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 29, 2014 | Kim R. Holmes - Former Asst. SOS
    President Obama insulted many Americans last week when he raised events in Ferguson, Missouri, during his United Nations speech. They chafed at the implied moral equivalence of a shooting still in legal dispute with the many lethal foreign threats besieging the world. While such rhetoric is divisive at home, there is another problem. The president does not seem to understand that most of the world is completely unmoved by such apologies. Most of the world does not see an earnest moralist struggling with America’s complicated past or a humble man admitting his own foibles. Instead, they see a weak leader...
  • Where’s the Outrage? US Airstrikes on ISIS Have Had “Very Little Impact”

    09/29/2014 2:43:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This morning on CBS This Morning. Holly Williams is the foreign correspondent for CBS News, and she was reporting about the war against ISIS in Syria and the impact of US air strikes there. WILLIAMS: The fighters in Mahmoodin village told us that the US-led air strikes against ISIS in Syria have so far had very little impact on the ground. Like many people, in this part of the world, they would like to see more of them. RUSH: What? What? What? Whoa, whoa! Wait, wait, wait. That's not right. Last week John Kerry said that they...
  • Sowell: Random Thoughts

    09/29/2014 1:31:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional — which means that decency is likely to become less common. The biggest issue in this fall's election is whether the Obama administration will end when Barack Obama leaves the White House or whether it will continue on, by appointing federal judges with lifetime appointments who share President Obama's contempt for the Constitution. Whether such judges will be confirmed by the Senate depends on whether the Senate continues to be controlled by Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid. Why in the world would...
  • What If Counterfactuals Never Existed?

    09/29/2014 1:04:58 PM PDT · by oblomov · 52 replies
    New Republic ^ | 20 Sep 2014 | Cass R. Sunstein
    Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History by Richard J. Evans (Brandeis University Press) As everyone knows, the supreme court 
ruled six–three for Al Gore in the great dispute over the Florida recount in 2000. As everyone also knows, Gore emerged as the ultimate victor in that recount, and with his poetic and moving inauguration address he managed to unify a badly divided nation. For a long period, the Gore years continued the peace and prosperity established under President Clinton, punctuated by the successful prevention of an apparent terrorist plot in 2001, by the enactment of health care reform in 2003 (mocked...
  • Democrat Confusion: Obama Says the Economy is Great, But Bill Clinton Says It Isn't

    09/29/2014 12:31:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Clinton Global Initiative is timed to occur the same week in New York as the United Nations week-long confab is, and that's because the United Nations was bigger at first and attracted more women to town. So Clinton timed the Clinton Global Initiative to coincide with the arrival of a whole lot of foreign women with their delegations. Now, it is said that the Clinton Global Initiative is actually outnumbering the occurrences of the week at the United Nations. During the week at the Clinton Global Initiative, Clinton said that "the American economy isn't feeling as...