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  • Let Convention Choose Principles over “Presumptive” Candidate

    06/27/2016 5:40:55 AM PDT · by winner3000 · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Terry Paulson
    As both parties rapidly approach their respective nominating conventions, it’s clear that both parties are not unified. The Republican Party still has a choice in Cleveland. Will the party choose established Republican principles or their “presumptive” candidate who has the necessary delegates but wants to do this campaign his way? In response to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s continued call for Trump to support conservative principles in the party plank, Donald Trump suggests that the GOP leaders “have to get a lot tougher and be quiet. Just please be quiet, don’t talk…. We have to have our Republicans either stick together...
  • Antivaccine activists gleefully attack and dox a 12-year-old boy who made a pro-vaccine video

    06/26/2016 12:53:24 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 185 replies
    Respectful Insolence ^ | June 8, 2016 | Orac (David Gorski)
    If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the antivaccine movement, it’s that its members dislike being criticized. Oh, hell, let’s be honest. The really, really hate criticism and react very, very badly to it. Whereas you or I or other skeptics might react to criticism by trying to address it using facts, science, and reason, the first reaction of many antivaccine loons is to attack, attack, attack.
  • How Much To Access Government Data On Immigration? Only $173,775

    06/26/2016 8:05:26 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    538.com ^ | JUN 24, 2016 AT 5:17 PM | By Jody Avirgan
    A little more than a year ago, Quartz’s David Yanofsky did what many data reporters do every day: He submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for a set of statistics from a government agency. Yanofsky wanted immigration statistics about who enters the country from the International Trade Administration, the only government agency that compiles comprehensive records of this kind. The ITA got back to him and said that he was welcome to the data set — all he had to do was cut a check for $173,775. After weeks of paperwork and haggling with the agency, Yanofsky is now...
  • June 25, 1950: When North Korea invaded South Korea (Korean War)

    06/25/2016 7:00:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Community Digital News ^ | Jun 25, 2016 | Dennis Jamison
    June 25, 1950: When North Korea invaded South Korea by Dennis Jamison - Jun 25, 2016 Not so much a conflict as a global War, Korea had the United Nation allies fighting the Soviet Union, North Korea (D.P.R.K.), and People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.) all for control of South Korea. SAN JOSE, Calif., June 24, 2016 — To many Americans under the age of 50, the Korean War (previously known as the “Korean Conflict” in politically sanitized language) may not be viewed as a major military confrontation like the involvement of the United States in Vietnam. Nevertheless, this conflict was...
  • Boston,Lincolngrad: I saw the seething resentment. Now it is time to finish the revolution.....

    06/25/2016 5:54:50 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 20 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 6/25/2016 | Peter Hitchens
    They shouldn't have tried to scare us. It is a sign of how little the Remainers understand or know about Britain, and above all about England, that they thought would work. I do sometimes wonder if these odd denaturated shiny types, who actively prefer foreign rule to their own, ever visit their own country. Confined to multicultural London neighbourhoods for most of the year, they then hurry abroad....... The Remainers' snobbery was their own undoing. They believed they were superior to their fellow countrymen and women, when they just luckier and richer. Judging from their response to the referendum result,...
  • Loretta Lynch: She's a Lover, Not a Fighter

    06/25/2016 5:38:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    It is hard to believe that Attorney General Loretta Lynch is actually making her predecessor, Eric Holder, the race bating liberal, look good. It is quite an accomplishment to be worse than Holder, but Lynch has achieved that goal in record time, especially with her lame brained response to the terrorist attack in Orlando. In the early morning hours of the Pulse nightclub attack, Jihadist Omar Mateen made it quite evident in his 911 calls and his maniacal ravings to police negotiators that he killed 49 innocent people as an act of faithfulness to the Islamic State terrorist organization. In...
  • Taking a (Le)Page from the Democrats

    06/25/2016 4:39:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Jerry Rogers
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is challenging the federal government over how to administer the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. Under the guise of reforming SNAP, Maine’s Republican governor wants to monitor what poor people eat and drink. The governor wants to create a state-based “food-police” to control what Maine’s poorest citizens put in their grocery bags. In pushing for the food ban, the governor is picking a page right out of the Democratic playbook. LePage impugns the motives of the opposition by invoking the Left’s favorite bogeyman – American businesses. The governor said that he...
  • Magna Carta 2.0: Good for Freedom, Good for Growth Trump is the Big Winner, Obama got Crushed

    06/25/2016 4:30:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215. It just celebrated its 801st anniversary. So no, I wasn’t there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic, political myth that the deal between an unpopular king and rebellious barons marked the beginning of individual English freedoms, personal liberties, and due-process protection of individuals under the law. Magna Carta has also been cited as providing the essential foundation for the contemporary powers of Parliament and legal principles such as habeas corpus. That’s the mythology, and it’s an important one. So while...
  • Donald the Good

    06/25/2016 4:20:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Brion McClanahan
    Donald Trump is campaigning like it’s 1884. That’s a good thing. His speech on Wednesday sliced open new wounds in the Clinton campaign. He has spent weeks calling Hillary Clinton “Crooked Hillary,” but for the first time since the mid-1990s, someone went after the Clintons for their cronyism and corruption. This is only the beginning, and if Trump were smart—he has proven to be adept at finding the oppositions weak points and relentlessly pulverizing them—he would adopt the 1884 playbook from the Democratic Party and call himself “Donald the Good”, with a pledge to clean up corruption in Washington, D.C....
  • Paul Krugman’s Democratic Party

    06/25/2016 3:47:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    Paul Krugman may understand the Democratic Party better than most Democrats do. The New York Times editorial writer describes Democrats as a “coalition of social groups, from teachers’ unions to Planned Parenthood, seeking specific benefits from government action.” More often than not, what these groups want from government is at someone else’s expense.That isn’t just a characteristic of the party. That’s what the Democratic Party is.There are also groups that support Republicans: gun owners, small business owners, evangelicals, etc. But Republican groups tend to not want anything from government. More often than not they just want to be left alone....
  • Trump has it right: This is our last chance at change

    06/24/2016 8:48:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 23, 2016 | Mark Cunningham
    If Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton, it’ll be because he speaks directly to the voters — without the poll-driven, focus-grouped blandifying filter Hillary never leaves home without. The contrast was there again Wednesday. •He delivered a thumping speech full of applause lines that spoke directly to what regular Americans see as the nation’s problems. Lines like: “We will never be able to fix a rigged system by counting on the same people who rigged it in the first place.” And: “We reward companies for offshoring, and we punish companies for doing business in America and keeping our workers employed. This...
  • Stop calling us ‘Islamophobes’!

    06/24/2016 3:04:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2016 | James Arlandson
    Foreign Policy magazine has unloaded both barrels at those of us who ask questions and raise concerns about Islam. First, Lawrence Pintak in his article "The Muslims Are Coming! The Muslims are coming!" runs down a list of various Americans, from Cotton Mather to Donald Trump, who have used harsh language against Muslims. While I can't vouch for every word Americans have spoken for four hundred years, the gist of his piece is, America the Intolerant or "America the Suckiful," a standard theme of the left. However, Andrew G. Bostom, all the way in 2006 (we were on the same...
  • Trump on the Ropes? Nope.

    06/24/2016 2:44:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    The last week or so we’ve heard a lot about Donald Trump’s flagging campaign. Seems the unconventional candidate isn’t meeting conventional standards for what and where his campaign should be. As of this writing – June 23, 2016 A.D. – it’s a lot of hooey. The hope among the MSM, Democrats, and the #NeverTrump rump is that Trump’s mojo ends with the primary and caucus season. A broader playing field full of independents and ethnics and women and “other” works against Trump. His message resonates only with surly unemployed gun-toting flyover country white males – who need to thumb rides...
  • We’re Off Our Rocker and We Can’t Get Up!

    06/24/2016 12:51:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    Not since the 1960s’ anti-war protests has a “sit-in” been so publicly used as a tactic by protesters. And back then it was usually reserved for the administration offices on college campuses that spoiled students would take over from time to time to whine about the R.O.T.C. program, or some other policy enacted by college administrators that they wanted changed. But if one thought that the political discourse in this country couldn’t get any worse, all one has to do is look at the recent ‘sit in’ on the floor of the United States House of Representatives conducted by the...
  • Hip-Hop Civics, as Taught by Trump and 'Hamilton'

    06/24/2016 12:23:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Suzanne Fields
    NEW YORK CITY -- Race matters, but it's not all that matters. That's the lesson of "Hamilton," the Broadway musical that everyone is pulling strings to see. (My 17-year-old grandson and I lucked out.) "Hamilton" teaches a little history using rap and music as the sugar to make the history go down. The musical doesn't ignore slavery, the perpetual thorn in the weeds of the American narrative. It's on stage at the beginning when Thomas Jefferson recalls that Alexander Hamilton saw slaves "slaughtered and carted away across the waves," but it puts the evil of slavery into the bigger picture....
  • Has Trump Found the Formula?

    06/24/2016 11:57:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump's Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall. Indeed, after the speech ended Clinton was suddenly defending the Clinton Foundation against the charge that it is a front for a racket for her family's enrichment. The specific charges in Trump's indictment of Clinton: She is mendacious, corrupt, incompetent and a hypocrite. "Hillary Clinton ... is a world-class liar," said Trump. She faked a story about being under fire at a Bosnia airport, the kind of claim for which TV anchors get fired. She has lied repeatedly...
  • A Message For Christians About Donald Trump

    06/24/2016 10:16:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I am a Jew turned evangelical Christian. I am also a passionate supporter of Donald Trump. I have a message for Christians who don’t like Donald Trump: “YOU’RE MISSING THE BOAT.” Christians have Trump all wrong. God sends messages in many forms. You’re just not listening. God is talking, but you’re eyes and ears are closed. Here’s a famous joke about God and how he talks to us. “A deeply faithful Christian man is stuck on roof of home with massive flooding up to 2nd floor. Rowboat comes. He says “No, I’m waiting for God. I’ve prayed and I know he’s coming.”  2ndrowboat....
  • Free Condoms -- What Could Go Wrong?

    06/24/2016 9:51:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Remember when the left passionately insisted that public schools distribute free condoms to students on the bizarre theory that they were going to have sex anyway and we might as well make it safe? Well, the results are in, and the left isn't looking too great. When this nation was first experiencing the AIDS scare, liberals were adamant that we had to saturate the culture with condoms for teens to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. They ignored warnings that this massive giveaway program would publicly sanction and, thus, encourage teen promiscuity. They rejected reports that condoms are hardly...
  • Loose Lips Could Sink Gay Ships

    06/24/2016 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    After weeks of indecision, ABC announced on May 12 that it would renew the Catholic-bashing sitcom "The Real O'Neals," which is loosely based on the childhood of zealously gay sex columnist Dan Savage. But then, Noah Galvin, the 22-year-old gay actor who plays the gay son, Kenny, gave an interview to New York Magazine's Vulture blog that was so rude that The Hollywood Reporter said ABC is considering its options, like reducing the number of episodes ordered for season 2. An executive producer who spent four years getting the series on the air was "begging the network not to take...
  • Trump Pivoting Away From Tabloid-Style Campaigning

    06/24/2016 9:24:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Donald Trump is the latest proof that the campaign always reflects the candidate and that the candidate is a product of his experience over the years. So, as Trump, after clinching the Republican nomination, reshuffles and rejiggers a campaign that has fallen behind Hillary Clinton, it's instructive to look at his political ground zero. That would be New York and its tabloid politics. I first encountered this in summer 1961, on a family vacation to New York City. As a teenager I was allowed to travel on the subway (15 cent fare, a dollar gets you six tokens and a...
  • America Should Embrace the Brexit Spirit

    06/24/2016 9:06:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Mark Davis
    Faced with fear-mongering status quo addicts warning them of the dangers of real change, British voters chose to take a stand for sovereignty, borders and national identity. Now we’ll see if America will do the same in November. Displaying a courage and clarity that seemed decidedly American in flavor, The UK has cast off the suffocating blanket of the European Union. This should serve to inspire other countries on the continent who are noticing that their national identities are being smothered by globalist instincts to homogenize their societies for some ill-conceived greater good. Forged by post-World War II economic partnerships...
  • Why Americans Should Celebrate The Brexit Vote

    06/24/2016 3:56:02 AM PDT · by milton23 · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/24/2016 | Nile Gardner
    The momentous victory for the Brexit campaign signals a new era of freedom for the British people. After more than four decades of being shackled to the European Union (previously the European Economic Community), Great Britain has declared its independence. The vote for Brexit is a vote for sovereignty and self-determination. Britain will no longer be subject to European legislation, with Britain’s Parliament retaking control. British judges will no longer be overruled by the European Court of Justice, and British businesses will be liberated from mountains of EU regulations, which have undermined economic liberty.
  • Palestinians were created to cause trouble for Jews'

    06/24/2016 7:21:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/16 | Wild Bill
    A man calling himself WIld Bill described his support for Israel in a video that is going viral. ..... "So in the traditional Muslim style, they sent in massive armies to massacre the Jews and steal their land. But the Israelis stomped the living doogy-doo out of them and sent the Arabs fleeing back across the border like a bunch of whipped puppy dogs. And they've been afraid of the Israelis ever since. "But prior to the invasion, the Arabs warned all the Jordanians, Syrians and Lebanese living in Israel to get out. They constantly told them that within a...
  • This was the day the British people defied their jailers

    06/23/2016 10:57:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 24,2016 | Tim Stanley
    Why did they do it? That, we’ll pick apart in the next few weeks. I think that Leave genuinely ran the better campaign, more hopeful and upbeat. Immigration mattered a great deal – although one YouGov poll ranked it third behind democracy and the economy. It’s possible that voters grasped the essential point about this referendum better than we the commentators did. It was a vote of confidence in Britain. Should we run our affairs or should we delegate it to foreign bureaucrats? When I was leaving my polling station, I said to a chap: “I found voting quite emotional.”...
  • Jack Cashill's TWA 800: For a Mother, 20 Years Ago Is Yesterday

    06/23/2016 4:49:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 23, 2016 | Lisa Michelson
    Throughout the TWA 800 investigation, authorities held the grief of family members in ready reserve to ward off tough questions. Within months of the July 1996 crash, FBI honcho Jim Kallstrom was citing the "consternation and pain" of the families to silence critics. True to form, the media interviewed only those family members that affirmed the government position. Many parents, like Lisa Michelson, did not. -- Jack CashillWhen I came home from work on the evening of July 17, 1996 I turned on the television and the newscasts were all saying the same thing: TWA Flight 800, bound for Paris,...
  • AR-15 Speaks!

    06/23/2016 4:31:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 23, 2016 | AR-15 and Selwyn Duke
    Hi, my name is AR-15. Some of you know me, but many more of you know of me -- through the media. But you may not know the real me. I’m that cool, sleek-looking black gun you’ve seen profiled by the press. They put me in newspapers and on TV, showing my picture as if it’s a mug shot, even though I’ve never committed a crime. Oh, bad people have at times used (and abused) me to do bad things, but not really that often; as even The New York Times admitted in 2014, firearms such as me -- which...
  • Judges Behaving Badly

    06/23/2016 3:42:45 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 5 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 23, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    "The Judicial Branch must be independent of other branches of government, but not independent of the nation itself. It is rightly responsible to the people for irregular and censurable decisions..." – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Archibald Stuart, 1791 Unquestionably, one of the greatest dangers to the liberties of the American people – from among the great multitude of such threats we face today – is that of unaccountable, out-of-control federal judges. Not a week goes by that some federal judge, somewhere, takes it upon himself or herself to judicially (and therefore unconstitutionally) amend the Constitution through a judicial decision that...
  • England Has a Soul, If She Can Keep It

    06/23/2016 3:30:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    First Things ^ | 22 June 2016 | Francesca Aran Murphy
    “England,” our Fairest Isle, including Scotland and Wales, looks like one single place because it is one single place. It is surrounded on all sides by water, which marks its boundaries and colours the British soul. You may say that there is no such thing as the “soul” of England: We may imagine her as Britannia, but a country is not a person. The only corporate personality, I am reliably told by R. R. Reno, is the Church. Countries are not persons, said the Oracle. No, maybe not—but they are analogous to persons, and they have some analog of a...
  • Trump’s Speech About Hillary Was Terrifyingly Effective (says liberal columnist)

    06/23/2016 3:33:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | June 22 2016 | Michelle Goldberg
    In May, Morning Consult polled people with an unfavorable view of Hillary Clinton about why they didn’t like her. Fifty-eight percent said she was too liberal, while 22 percent said she was too conservative. But 82 percent of Hillary-averse voters said she was corrupt, and 88 percent said she was untrustworthy. These are the beliefs that unite her foes across the political spectrum. It’s why Trump, with his devious talent for derisive nicknames, was smart to dub her “Crooked Hillary.” Some of the examples Trump chose to reinforce this caricature are true. Describing Clinton as “a world-class liar,” he said,...
  • What the next president's No.1 priority should be

    06/23/2016 9:42:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 20, 2016 | James Simons
    I recently had the privilege and the pleasure of delivering the commencement address at UC Berkeley's College of Engineering. In preparing I reflected on the sorry state of America's infrastructure and the role engineers and government can and should play in putting things back together. In my talk I pointed out that Congress is largely populated with trained lawyers, individuals who are schooled in the art of discourse, but unschooled in the art (and excitement) of creating and building. With 200 lawyers in Congress and only 8 engineers, it's clear that decisions to invest in our infrastructure are being managed...
  • Trump's Turbulent Transition

    06/23/2016 6:30:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has had a bad week in the media, but potentially a good week for the future. The transition from a free-flowing primary campaign to a more structured, bigger general election campaign is underway. The transition is a bit more turbulent than might be comfortable for those along for the ride. After announcing Cory Lewandowski's departure on Monday, the Trump campaign released a list of new hires on Tuesday, with promises of more to come. But in the end, campaigns are not about staffs, spouses or (adult) children, they are a reflection of the candidate....
  • Uber Infuriates Regulators But Increases Public Safety

    06/23/2016 5:18:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Scott Rasmussen
    In the view of those who believe that bureaucrats know best, the only way to protect consumers from unscrupulous companies is to provide detailed regulations and a swarm of investigators to enforce them. They typically justify their role by claiming to champion the safety of helpless consumers. However, what happens when less regulation leads to improved safety? Will the regulators back off to protect consumers or keep fighting to protect their turf? A real world test of that question has been provided by the innovative ride-sharing service Uber. Rather than hoping to hail a taxi, consumers can simply hail a...
  • 'No Fly, No Buy' Means No Freedom

    06/23/2016 5:07:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    The people in the government who want to control our personal choices are the enemies of freedom. And the enemies of freedom can be very clever and seductive. Last week, these folks, manifesting their lust to keep us dependent upon the government by rejecting the natural right to self-defense, coined a clever phrase: "No fly, no buy." It sounds rational, yet it rejects core American values. The phrase was pounded home to average Americans during a one-sided 15-hour televised marathon on the floor of the Senate orchestrated by the gun control crowd. The essence of the argument was that stricter...
  • Wells Fargo: Proudly Plunging Toward Bankruptcy

    06/23/2016 4:55:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Mike Adams
    Market watch recently reported that Wells Fargo stock has plunged into its greatest losing streak in nearly nine years. This comes as little surprise given the fact that the company has experienced a takeover at the hands of radical leftists. Leftists may be experts in certain things like organic gardening, herbal healing, and folk music. But they are not known for their expertise in economics and personal finance. In case you have missed Wells Fargo’s recent radical political shift, here are some of the highlights:-GOP Convention Boycott. It is pretty difficult to imagine a bank boycotting a major political party...
  • Trump's 3 Challenges: Himself, Media and Republicans

    06/23/2016 4:42:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Larry Elder
    After finally getting the endorsement of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Donald Trump frittered the goodwill away. Trump called a judge born in Indiana a "Mexican." Rather than apologize, Trump, at first, doubled and tripled down, until finally saying that he didn't mean that the judge's ethnicity equaled bias. That Trump fired his campaign manager shows that he's not oblivious to criticism. Reportedly, his children came to him and told him that now ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski must go. Trump's critics had called him immune to change, and Lewandowski's dismissal shows that they...
  • Jews and Israel in a threatened, leaderless and delusional world

    06/23/2016 4:37:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-23-16 | ISI LEIBLER
    The painful lesson of the Orlando massacre is that no place in the world is immune to fanatical religious extremists willing to kill themselves to achieve heavenly salvation. The Western world is floundering in its pathetic efforts to confront the demonic global forces threatening to plunge it back into the Dark Ages. Its failure is largely due to the inability of democratic countries to face reality and devise a united strategy to vanquish these Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. Instead, Western leaders bury their heads in the sand and cravenly resort to policies of appeasement, even though there is not a single...
  • They Will Never Lie Away Our God-Given Rights

    06/23/2016 4:22:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Ron Fournier is a liar.On June 20, 2016, this mainstream media maven tweeted, “Guns don't kill people. The gun lobby does.”This is a lie.Sen. Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, is also a liar.On June 20, 2016, after voting against Sen. John Cornyn’s bill to bar persons on terrorist watch lists from buying weapons because it contained due process protections for such people, he said, “We’ve got to make this clear, constant case that Republicans have decided to sell weapons to ISIS.”This is also a lie.These men are liars. And liberals have chosen to celebrate their lies.Now, it is generally good...
  • Trump just blasted the message that can win the White House

    06/22/2016 5:47:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 22, 2016 | The Editorial Board
    Donald Trump marked the real start of his general-election campaign Wednesday with a full-bore attack on Hillary Clinton and a clear appeal to Americans across the spectrum. He slammed her, accurately, as a “world-class liar” who’s part of the “rigged system” that boosts “insiders” like her at the expense of the common good. And he vowed to end the inside game while reaching out even to Bernie Sanders supporters. He talked issues Americans of all political persuasions really care about, starting with, as he put it, “jobs, jobs, jobs.” Trump laid out how the “special-interest monopoly” has ruled Washington at...
  • Gutfeld: Orlando’s doom. The most depressing article you will ever share. Share it anyway

    06/22/2016 1:29:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Greg Gutfeld
    The immediate consequences from the Orlando terror attack are obvious: dozens dead and maimed – families changed forever. The next layer of consequences, arriving soon, are not as obvious, but they are coming. Here they are: We are getting a divorce. First, a poll shows that Americans are pretty much divided on their opinions about the attack. Most of the Democrats see it as a gun control issue. Most Republicans see it as a terror attack. And there seems to be no sign of compromise (why can’t it be mostly “terror” and a little “guns?” asks the therapist, Dr. Gutfeld)...
  • Shifting the Blame for Terrorism

    06/22/2016 1:07:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Robert Knight
    In the year 64 AD, much of Rome was destroyed by a massive fire. An outraged populace blamed the Emperor Nero, who had wanted to rebuild the city his way. The historian Tacitus tells us what happened next: “Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called ‘Christians’ by the populace. “Accordingly … an immense multitude was convicted, not so much of the crime of firing the city, as of hatred against mankind. Mockery of every sort was added to their deaths.” The Christians were especially hated for not bowing to...
  • Josef Goebbels Would Be Proud

    06/22/2016 12:53:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    In the mid to late 1930s and throughout the World War II years, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda Josef Goebbels helped the German National Socialist Party spread their message to the German people. Goebbels was a master of propaganda, helping create the environment in Germany that eventually led to the later crimes against humanity committed by the Nazi leadership. The German people were fed a steady stream of whatever message the Nazi Party wanted them to receive. During the war most Germans knew that the Jews and other “undesirables” were being abused, but the true horror of the death camps...
  • The Useful Illogic of 'Assault Weapon' Bans

    06/22/2016 12:39:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Jacob Sullum
    After Omar Mateen used a Sig Sauer MCX rifle in an attack on an Orlando nightclub that left 49 people dead, USA Today urged Congress to "ban assault weapons now." The paper's editorial board said such firearms must be prohibited because they are "accurate and quick, firing with just the twitch of a finger." Like most people who want to ban "assault weapons," including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, USA Today's editorialists do not know what they are. They assume the category is defined by features that make guns especially lethal in the hands of mass murderers. It isn't. On...
  • Meanwhile, Back in Mali

    06/22/2016 12:18:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Austin Bay
    For most Americans, the battle in Mali with militant Islamist terrorists is as an obscure and peripheral sideshow in the Global War on Terror. However, the UN peacekeepers and French troops deployed there know the Mali sideshow is most deadly. StrategyPage.com recently reported that Mali is now the most physically dangerous UN peacekeeping mission, exceeding the risks UN peacekeepers confront in eastern Congo, South Sudan, Sudan's Darfur region and in Lebanon. Since 2013, 81 UN peacekeepers have been killed in Mali. The UN Interim Force in Lebanon peacekeeping mission operates next door to Syria's chaotic civil war, and some analysts...
  • The Truth Has Been (Omitted)

    06/22/2016 12:08:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Barack Obama is a dramatic failure. His economy has been a slow-motion train wreck. His domestic policy has driven racial antagonism to renewed heights and divided Americans from each other along lines of religion and sexual orientation. On foreign policy he has set the world aflame in the name of pretty, meaningless verbiage and a less hegemonic America. But there's good news: At least he controls the information flow. This week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch told Americans to believe her rather than their own lying eyes. First, she openly admitted that the FBI would censor the 911 phone call of...
  • Who's Watching the Watchers?

    06/22/2016 11:44:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Bob Barr
    To the typical liberal, nothing engenders greater panic and crippling fear than the sight of a firearm; especially the Mainstream Media’s self-defined posterchild for gun violence, the AR-15. The Left’s irrational reaction to the popular sporting rifle, enjoyed (safely and legally) by millions of recreational and competition shooters across America, is so potent the New York Daily News’ resident pansy, Gersh Kuntzman, claims to have suffered “temporary PTSD” from merely firing the rifle at a gun range. Yet, in spite of its obvious and repetitive ignorance on firearm information, the Left considers itself capable of engaging in an adult discussion...
  • USA Needs More Entrepreneurs, Not More Bureaucrats

    06/22/2016 11:34:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Star Parker
    Uber, the ride-hailing company, founded in 2009, began operations in San Francisco in 2011, and now has a presence in 449 cities worldwide. From its beginning with just a vision, the firm's market value, by recent estimates, now exceeds $60 billion dollars. Uber is just one of many new emerging businesses that are the result of applying new technology to the routine affairs of living. In this case, rather than needing to hail a cab or order one from a central office, you just connect with drivers through an app on your smartphone. When existing businesses find themselves threatened by...
  • Orlando Terrorist Supported Hillary Clinton to Stop Donald Trump

    06/21/2016 6:56:06 PM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/21/2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen supported presumptive Democratic nominee for president Hillary Rodham Clinton because he opposed the presidential candidacy of presumptive GOP nominee Donald J. Trump. Mateen’s friend Mohammed Malik revealed Mateen’s support for Hillary Clinton in a Washington Post essay this week. Malik wrote: We talked about the presidential election and debated our views of the candidates that were running – he liked Hillary Clinton and I liked Bernie Sanders. This banter continued through texts and phone calls for several months. My last conversation with Omar was by phone in mid-May. He called me while he was at the...
  • Obama Never Blamed for Bad Security

    06/22/2016 7:10:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    In the swing of the Trump wrecking crane, President Obama's approval ratings have risen above 50 percent. The media see greater appreciation for his "competence" in office -- but, why? In the wake of the Orlando attack it's easy to ask, "How competent would the media have made President George W. Bush appear if an Islamic terrorist shot up a gay nightclub in Florida eight years ago?" It seemed like every piece of bad news during the Bush years was somehow Bush's fault -- and proof of his incompetence. The media's attitude toward Bush was summed up in Bill Maher's...
  • AG LYNCH ADMITS THE FBI HAS LOST TRACK OF OMAR MATEEN’S WIFE

    06/21/2016 3:34:41 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 221 replies
    Has the shooter’s wife left the state of Florida?" a reporter asked Lynch during her press conference Tuesday. "Right now, I don’t know exactly the answer to that," Lynch candidly replied. "I believe she was going to travel but I do not know exactly her location now."
  • Speaking different languages on gun control

    06/22/2016 4:37:11 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 22 jun 2016 | Christian Schneider
    We've all heard former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's admonition that "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." Yet the public debate about guns in America takes Moynihan's warning to the next level: Each side not only has its own facts, it has its own language. For instance, take the rush after the recent Orlando shootings to ban "assault" or "military-style" weapons like the AR-15 rifle. Gun control advocates immediately jumped to regulate sales of "automatic weapons" and "assault rifles" like the AR-15, which they deem too deadly for one individual to need. Scary stories about...