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  • Thank-you for hitting it right on the nail!

    11/25/2014 4:24:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 25, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Years of massive corruption by the man known for stirring up race relations and making them worse are finally being exposed. While flying around the country first class, dressed in lavish suits, and most recently stirring the pot in Ferguson, Mo., Al Sharpton has avoided paying millions in taxes - that would have landed the rest of us in prison. The situation is so egregious that even the left-wing New York Times finally wrote a long article last week exposing Sharpton’s tax evasion as well as graft and crime going all the way back to his teenage years. The Times found there...
  • Hagel Didn't Start the Fire

    11/25/2014 2:18:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 25, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam war veteran and the lone Republican on Obama's national security team, has been fired. And John McCain's assessment is dead on. Hagel, he said, "was never really brought into that real tight circle inside the White House that makes all the decisions which has put us into the incredible debacle that we're in today throughout the world." Undeniably, U.S. foreign policy is in a shambles. But what were the "decisions" that produced the "incredible debacle"? Who made them? Who supported them? The first would be George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq, a war...
  • Britain Hasn’t Been Invaded Since 1066, Until Now, Its Response: Same as in 1935

    11/25/2014 1:58:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 25, 2014 | Bethany Blankley
    Spoiler Alert: 'The last minute of the last hour of the last episode of 'Peaky Blinders'" is revealed. As an American Anglophile who lived in London in 1995 and in Edinburgh ten years later, I was greatly dismayed to witness how much the U.K. has changed for the worse during my recent trip to London shortly after Remembrance Day. The highlight of my trip was to see the 888, 246 poppies and pay tribute to those who died in Afghanistan and Iraq, whose faces adorned small crosses lining the pavement alongside Westminster Abby. With Peaky Blinders’ season two finale still fresh...
  • We Have a Moral Divide, Not a Racial One

    11/25/2014 1:48:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 25, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    As we await protests and riots scheduled for Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere if a grand jury in Missouri does not indict the white officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager, a little moral clarity is called for. For decades now, we have been told that there is a black-white divide in America. The problem with this belief that is that it renders moral judgment -- of white police, of black crime and black incarceration rates, of white judges and jurors, and of black riots and protests - impossible. It is, we are told over and over, all...
  • Obama's Immigration Policy: How About Putting Americans First (Excellent Suggestion!!!)

    11/25/2014 1:18:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 25 | Cal Thomas
    Addressing the nation last Thursday, President Obama sought to justify his misreading of the Constitution by unilaterally granting legal protection to 5 million illegal immigrants. In this, he reminded me of what Richard Nixon told David Frost in a 1977 interview. The exchange is worth recalling: "FROST: So what in a sense you're saying is that there are certain situations ... where the president can decide that it's in the best interests of the nation or something, and do something illegal. NIXON: Well, when the president does it that means that it is not illegal. FROST: By definition. NIXON: Exactly....
  • Obama's Big Ferguson Failure

    11/25/2014 1:10:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The National Interest ^ | November 25, 2014 | Robert W. Merry
    "This is precisely what presidents of the United States should not do in such circumstances."President Obama’s statement issued in the White House pressroom minutes after the announcement of the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson wasn’t just a botch. It was a tragic botch. On the surface, the president sought to strike a measured and balanced tone, and he hit many of the right notes in his brief statement—to wit, we are a nation of laws, the decision was the grand jury’s to make, there is no excuse for violence, and so on and so forth....
  • Loretta Lynch Has No Problem With Civil Asset Forfeiture -- And That's A Problem

    11/25/2014 1:06:43 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 25, 2014 | George Leef
    After the tumultuous Attorney Generalship of Eric Holder, what the country badly needs is a replacement who will uphold the law fairly and guard against injustices perpetrated by the government. President Obama’s nominee to replace him, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch is questionable in that regard because of her enthusiastic embrace of civil asset forfeiture, which often deprives perfectly innocent people of their property. In an editorial published November 22, “Loretta Lynch’s Money Pot,” the Wall Street Journal revealed that during her tenure as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Ms. Lynch has used civil asset forfeiture in...
  • Let’s Put the White House on Lockdown (Yesssssssssssssss)

    11/25/2014 12:51:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 25, 2014 | John Ransom
    Forget shutting down the government. Lock down the White House instead. This morning a news story alerted me to the fact that an Army base in Texas was on lockdown after a suspicious vehicle was found.“A lockdown was ordered at a U.S. Army base in San Antonio on Sunday night in what a military spokesman described as a ‘high-security incident,’” reported Reuters, “while adding there was no threat.”But since a vehicle was involved one can assume a bomb was suspected. Since an arrest was made, perhaps more than suspected. Similarly tensions are high in Ferguson Missouri, after a combination of...
  • Bad News Continues to Roll In for Obamacare Nightmare

    11/25/2014 12:21:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 25, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Whatever we do, let's not allow ourselves to be distracted from the continuing nightmare of Obamacare by the other nightmare of President Obama's latest abuse of power in furtherance of a terrible policy decision -- this time on immigration. I would be remiss if I didn't provide my periodic update on the Affordable Care Act, lest you grow complacent to its unspeakable egregiousness. So let's review some recent tidbits, shall we? First the good news. Customers who enrolled in the most popular Obamacare plans for 2015 shouldn't expect to see major hikes in their out-of-pocket health expenses compared with 2014,...
  • Everybody Thinks Obama Called for Calm

    11/25/2014 12:16:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush ^ | November 25, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Oh, yeah. I'm gonna get to Obama last night. Oh, man, am I gonna get to Obama last night. Everybody thinks Obama called for calm last night. That's what everybody thinks. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So the president of the United States, Mr. Hope and Change, appeared somewhere in the White House (looked like the briefing room) last night shortly after ten o'clock after the DA in St. Louis had finished his announcement and explanation and taken a few questions. Obama came out and... Well, he called for calm. But then he went on and spoke for 20...
  • Affirmative Action Looting

    11/25/2014 11:58:43 AM PST · by goldstategop · 32 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11/25/2014 | Steven Plaut
    It should properly be called “Affirmative Action Looting.” Having lectured the world for decades that American blacks should not be expected to obey the law or conform to the standards of behavior applicable to others, that black crime is a protest against social injustices, that blacks cannot succeed because of white skin privilege and never mind that there is a black president, the liberal establishment might as well be torching they buildings and cars in Missouri all by itself. The liberals have “Tawana Brawleyed” themselves into oblivion. They seriously believed that a grand jury could be bullied into indicting an...
  • Nobody Is Pushing Thomas Piketty's Policies to Combat Economic Inequality

    11/25/2014 10:14:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | Michael Barone
    Last spring, you may remember, the French economist Thomas Piketty was all the rage in certain enlightened circles. His book "Capital" shot up to the No. 1 spot on bestseller lists, and many economists praised his statistics showing increased income and wealth inequality. Piketty argued that, absent a world war, returns to capital will exceed economic growth, inevitably producing growing inequality in the 21st century. There are problems with Piketty's -- or anyone else's -- statistics. Reliance on U.S. income tax returns overlooks the fact that tax cuts encourage people to realize income and misses non-taxable income such as welfare...
  • Obama Gives $3 Bil to U.N. Climate Fund Run by Communist, Terrorist Nations

    11/20/2014 7:32:44 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    resident Obama has committed a mind-boggling $3 billion to a new United Nations Green Climate Fund run by officials from Communist nations, a country that appears on the State Department’s list of terrorism-sponsors and an Arab oil-industry chief. As if it weren’t bad enough that our commander-in-chief is giving away money while the nation suffers through a colossal budget deficit, there are countless reasons why this is a lousy idea. First of all, the United Nations is a famously corrupt organization that is already largely funded by Uncle Sam to the tune of billions annually. The exact figure is tough...
  • Refuting 7 Lies Liberals Have Told Millennials About Conservatives

    11/25/2014 6:07:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | November 25, 2014 | John Hawkins
    The biggest reason young Americans tend to lean to the left is that they grow up immersed in liberalism. Their entertainment, music, teachers and college professors lean to the left. Meanwhile, since few young Americans follow politics avidly or are out in the real world enough to feel the sting of left-wing policies, the only place they typically get to hear the conservative position is from liberals. That’s like getting the history of WWII from Hitler – or Noam Chomsky, either/or – and expecting to get an accurate picture of what the Allies believed. That puts these kids in a...
  • New Car Smell? The Democratic Field Looks Like 'Cash for Clunkers'

    11/25/2014 5:47:32 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 40 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/24/2014 | John Merline
    "You know, I think — I think the American people, you know, they're gonna want — you know, that new car smell. You know, their own — they — they wanna drive somethin' off the lot that — that doesn't have as — as much mileage as me." — President Obama on ABC News' This Week. Not exactly a great moment in political oratory. But it's also hard to fathom who Obama could have had in mind when he uttered those words, since the Democratic contenders all are showing plenty of wear and tear.

    11/25/2014 5:29:43 AM PST · by shortstop · 78 replies ^ | 11/25/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Actually, relations between the police and my community are great. The police enforce the laws, the community obeys the law, we get along fine. We speak to the police politely, we comply with their orders, we don’t have a problem. It’s all good. So, no Mr. President, there isn’t a national problem between the police and “the community,” at least not in most communities. And, likewise, Ferguson is not about some great rift between the police and society. Ferguson is about a kid who did a strong-armed robbery of a store and then attacked a police officer. Period. It’s about...
  • President Obama Versus George Washington on Thanksgiving

    11/25/2014 4:58:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 25, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, when "Fox & Friends" highlighted my most recent column, titled "Neutering Religious Holidays," liberals came out of the woodwork to try to defend President Barack Obama's record. So I decided to do a little research and see just how spiritual his past Thanksgiving addresses have been and compare them with the thoughts of our founding president, George Washington. In 2013, Obama's Thanksgiving address didn't give a single mention of the Pilgrims, their Christian devotion or thanks to God. He did, however, share his gratitude for the Native Americans and their "generosity during that first Thanksgiving." He gave a...
  • The Path to a Permanent GOP Majority

    11/25/2014 4:20:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | November 25, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    They say in the finance industry that past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. In politics, you can almost always drop the “not.” The past tells us what Republicans are prone to do when in January, a new crop of GOP legislators come to Washington and take the gavel of both houses of Congress. The last times Republicans controlled both Houses of Congress were 2003-2005 and 2005-2007. The signature legislation of those eras were the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit in the 108th Congress and then the lack thereof of the pork barrel-filled "Do Nothing Congress" in the 109th....
  • Five Ways Congress Should Respond To Obama’s Exec Amnesty-Don’t get mad. Don’t get even. Get nasty.

    11/25/2014 2:23:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 25, 2014 | Scott McKay
    "........What Obama has done—asserting the right to legalize millions of trespassers and squatters against the expressed wishes of Congress and in contravention of settled federal law by use of what he and his minions term “prosecutorial discretion”—cannot stand. GOP leadership on Capitol Hill needs to overreact to it in order to set an example....[SNIP]1.Yes, Defund The Bogus Fiat Amnesty.The Federalist’s Sean Davis took the squishes to task last week for their attempts to sell impotence, and he was correct on all points:.....2.Censure.When the Bill Clinton impeachment mess was unfolding in 1998,the Senate Democrats’ response to House Republican talk of impeaching...
  • The Top Four Liberal Reactions to Ferguson Grand Jury

    11/25/2014 2:09:51 AM PST · by servo1969 · 31 replies ^ | 11-25-2914 | Michael Schaus
    The self-righteous indignation of liberals was on full display last night, as the Grand Jury announced their decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson over the death of Michael Brown. Strangely absent was a sense of concern over the violence, destruction, and social devolution that erupted in St Louis. Instead, as expected, there was a profoundly misplaced anger over the decision of a Grand Jury that was presented with facts, eyewitness accounts, and forensic evidence. 1 – Ezra KleinEzra Klein is an idiot. But, don’t take my word for it. (I mean heck, John Ransom and I explain it every...
  • Ferguson Verdict Explodes Media's Lying Racial Narrative

    11/25/2014 12:23:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 24, 2014 | Ben Shapiro, Senior Editor-At-Large
    On Monday night, the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri freed Officer Darren Wilson from the possibility of indictment over his shooting of 18-year-old black man Michael Brown. The prosecutor before the grand jury, Robert McCulloch, explained why the indictment had been rejected: the evidence, both physical and eyewitness, supported Wilson’s case that he had acted in self-defense. McCulloch added pointed criticism of the media that drove the case in the first place, ripping the “insatiable appetite” of social media and “non-stop rumors” driven by it. The initial accounts pushed by social media, McCulloch said, were “filled with speculation and little,...
  • 20 Ways Media Completely Misread Congress’ Weak-Sauce Benghazi Report

    11/24/2014 10:48:32 PM PST · by iowamark · 8 replies ^ | November 24, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    On September 11, 2012, Islamist militants attacked U.S. complexes in Benghazi, Libya. Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed, the first U.S. Ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979. Three other men were killed and 10 were injured. The media immediately turned it into a political story, focusing more anger on Mitt Romney’s comments about the administration’s blaming of a YouTube video critical of Islam than determining the facts of the attack itself. Many in the media thought it fine that President Obama jetted off to a high-dollar fundraiser before the bodies cooled. When various high-level government officials blamed either...
  • For Thanksgiving - Pass the Civility

    11/24/2014 4:03:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | November 24, 2014 | Tom Purcell
    It's bound to happen at Thanksgiving tables across America: A progressive liberal Democrat discovers he's sitting next to a conservative Republican. There's no need for mashed potatoes to fly. Harry Stein, an author, columnist and contributing editor to the political magazine City Journal, offers advice on how to navigate the situation. Stein, an erstwhile '60's radical who evolved into a conservative, faced a similar dilemma at a dinner party a few years ago. When the guest next to him discovered his conservative/libertarian thinking, the fellow said loudly, "I can't believe I'm sitting next to a Republican!" "It was," says Stein,...
  • Wrong Three Ways: Europe Not at Risk of Full-Blown Deflation Says ECB Vice President

    11/24/2014 3:58:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 24, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Statements from various high-ranking central bank officials prove they are totally clueless. For example, please consider an announcement today by European Central Bank (ECB) Vice President Vitor Constancio: Europe not at risk of full-blown deflation. During a debate in central Italy, Constancio said he did not think "that in Europe there is the risk of falling into full deflation" because nominal salaries would have to fall in all member countries "and this cannot happen". Cannot Happen?! One really has to wonder about what is in these central banker's heads. Constancio is wrong at least three ways. Wrong Three Ways Even...
  • The Odious Corruption Enabled by Big Government

    11/24/2014 3:49:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 24, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve argued that the crowd in Washington profits by plundering America, but that’s just part of the equation. There are also plenty of big companies that have their snouts in the public trough.No wonder many people have become disgustedWriting for the Wall Street Journal, James Freeman points out that a growing number of Americans think the system is rigged against them and he links this disillusionment to an ever-expanding federal government. According to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, a full 56% of Americans agree with this statement: “The economic and political systems in the country are stacked against...
  • Obama’s Amnesty Further Fractures America

    11/24/2014 3:26:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 24, 2014 | Peter Morici
    resident Obama’s decision to ignore the law by granting de facto amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants brought to America as children and those who are parents of children with legal status was a terribly foolish act. It will only serve to exacerbate racial tensions. Polls indicate the overwhelming majority of whites view illegal immigration as threatening. Many see immigrants as taking jobs from native-born Americans, pushing down wages and contributing to cultural decline. While many may silently harbor racial bigotry, the adverse economic consequences for whites are real and palpable. Illegal immigration increases the supply of low-skilled workers, and...
  • Lawless DOJ Targeted Attkisson Over Fast And Furious

    11/24/2014 11:12:43 AM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 24, 2014 | IBD editorials
    Corruption: Smoking-gun emails show how the administration sought to derail a CBS reporter's investigation of its "gun-waking" operation — a reporter whose computers were mysteriously and mercilessly hacked. Fast and Furious, along with Benghazi, is one of the two "phony" administration scandals that produced body bags, and former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson is responsible for much of the truth-telling about both. That fact is enough to put her high atop the administration's enemies list. Attkisson, a casualty of liberal media bias, resigned from CBS in March after a series of clashes between her and her bosses over her exposes of...
  • Leftists Promise "Street Theater" Protests on Black Friday

    11/24/2014 2:53:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | November 24, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Left wing groups are ramping up for “street theater” protests at retail stores this Black Friday. If prior years are any indication of the group’s projected success this year, we can expect a handful of union thugs showing up at a handful of Walmart stores, with a few mass-printed signs. As reported by the Free Beacon:“The fight against income inequality in this country starts at Walmart,” said Brooke Anderson of Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project. “we are proud to stand with Walmart workers this Black Friday to speak out for the fair pay and the respect workers deserve.”Before diving into the...
  • With immigration action, Obama calls his opponents’ bluff

    11/24/2014 2:27:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | By E.J. Dionne Jr.
    Stay wide awake in the coming weeks. This is a historic moment when all of the divisions, misunderstandings and hatreds of President Obama’s time in office have come to a head. We are in a different place than we were. We are also in a place we were bound to get to eventually. Obama’s decision to back away from our government’s policy of ripping apart the families of undocumented immigrants has called forth utterly contradictory responses from Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and progressives. It should now be clear that the two sides don’t see the facts, the law or history...
  • Sowell: Beware of Our Betters

    11/24/2014 1:36:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 25, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Jonathan Gruber's several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. And the way that the mainstream media hesitated for days to even mention what Professor Gruber said, while they obsessed over unsubstantiated charges against Bill Cosby, should tell us a lot about the media. Whatever did or did not happen between Bill Cosby and various women is not likely to affect the lives of 300 million Americans. But ObamaCare does. For both the politicians and the media, this was not just an isolated incident. Gruber's videotaped...
  • On "Payback"

    11/24/2014 12:25:41 PM PST · by mojito · 4 replies
    Library of Law and Liberty ^ | 11/24/2014 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    Empowered by the elections of 2014, Republicans face the question common to all who have had revolutionary changes imposed on them: Are we to accept what was done to us so as not to further revolutionize our environment, hoping our restraint will lead our adversaries to restrain themselves whenever they return to power? Senator Harry Reid...who, as Minority Leader pioneered the filibuster of appellate judicial nominees...and then as Majority Leader abolished the rule that allows it, had this to say in the wake of the midterms: “This is not get-even time....” The question of retribution far transcends the rules of...
  • Obama Flips Blacks on Backs

    11/24/2014 9:13:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | November 24, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    How does the first black president reward blacks for voting for their hero? With an executive order: “Go to the back of the employment line. Get behind illegal immigrants, including carriers of tuberculosis and criminals at large. Blessed are the politically useful and illegal immigrants are more useful than African Americans.” Blacks voted for Obama in record numbers: 91% in 2008 and 87% in 2012. It was historic. Yet, last week via unconstitutional executive order, the president announced an immigration “reform” plan that will disproportionately hurt African Americans. Trayvon Martin could have been “my son,” Obama sighed in 2012 when...
  • Black Skin Privilege and Ferguson

    11/24/2014 7:27:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Horowitz and John Perazzo
    Black Skin Privilege and FergusonPosted By David Horowitz and John Perazzo On November 21, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 67 Comments To order Black Skin Privilege, click here.The nation awaits the verdict in Ferguson and prepares for the vindictive retribution of the lynch mob that has been tearing the city up for months, and thirsting for the blood of officer Darren Wilson not because he is guilty but because he is white. The chief encourager of the lynch mob is now the president of the United States, preceded by his former attorney general and his chief...

    11/24/2014 6:50:56 AM PST · by shortstop · 44 replies ^ | 11/24/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Take him to court. That’s what the Republicans in Congress should do about Barack Obama’s executive actions on illegal immigration. Some member of the House or Senate should file suit in federal court seeking an injunction on the grounds that the actions are a clear violation of the Constitution, which authorizes the Congress to establish a “uniform rule of naturalization.” The Constitution gives matters of immigration to the Congress – the people’s branch of government – and a president is violating the Constitution when he abrogates a congressional action on immigration. It’s really very simple. And it’s not about illegal...
  • Cosby's Last Act

    11/24/2014 6:24:56 AM PST · by servo1969 · 27 replies ^ | 11-24-2014 | Bill Kassel
    While certainly no Tea Party icon, Bill Cosby has been a highly vocal, highly visible exponent of parental responsibility, youthful rectitude, and all-around self control. What we’re hearing about him lately rather weakens his message, to say the least. And that’s very much to the point. Eliminating Bill Cosby as a dissident voice in the lefty atmosphere of Hollywood -- where it’s an article of Received Truth that the solutions to all social problems, and especially to the woes of black people, lie in government -- no doubt brings satisfaction to those who consider Cosby a right-wing pawn. But let’s...
  • Cool the World By Firing Fake Scientists

    11/24/2014 5:42:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 24, 2014 | John Ransom
    First you couldn’t use fossil fuels because they put carbon into the atmosphere. So no car or air conditioning for Africans.Then it was meat that was forbidden for being an emitter of greenhouse gases. So no protein for them either.And now…corn, wheat, soybeans and, presumably, breathing. I guess Africans will just have to die. “A new study published in the journal Nature shows that levels of Carbon dioxide will be on the rise in the Northern Hemisphere,” reports the publication Design and Trend, “due to summer heat and the tail-end of the growing season. This will release CO2 in parts...
  • The Jewish State's Newest Hero Wasn't Jewish

    11/24/2014 5:02:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 23, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    BY THE THOUSANDS they streamed to Yanuh-Jat, Israelis of every description making their way on Wednesday to the remote northern Galilee district, where a fallen hero was to be buried with full honors. Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin, was there to pay his respects; so were the minister of internal security and the nation's top police commissioner. From around the country, hundreds of black-hatted haredi ("ultra-Orthodox") Jews came on chartered buses, disembarking to join throngs of Arabic-speaking Druze in traditional white turbans, police officers in dress blues, and so many other mourners that even the roofs of nearby homes were crowded...
  • Obamagration and our Disdainful President (He's not my president)

    11/24/2014 4:20:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 24, 2014 | Star Parker
    The executive order, which President Obama has issued, granting amnesty to millions of individuals now residing illegally in our country, should make clear the profound disregard our president has for American voters, our constitution, and our two-party system. It might be possible to justify this action if it was addressing a national emergency of utmost urgency or clearly reflected the priorities and wishes of the American people. But neither is the case. Republicans just won a decisive election, giving them control of both houses of congress, interpreted uniformly as a repudiation of the president and his agenda. To totally disregard...
  • The Campus Crusade for Cash

    11/24/2014 2:39:55 AM PST · by servo1969 · 7 replies ^ | 11-24-2014 | Mike Adams
    Note: Campus Crusade for Christ now calls itself “Cru.” Due to his deep disdain for political correctness, the author refuses to refer to Campus Crusade by its new name.Dear Kaitlin: First of all, I would like to thank you for joining my Facebook fan page and for weighing in on my recent article “The Campus Crusade for Comfort.” It is understandable that you would wish to defend your organization, which I criticized rather bluntly in my article. However, your accusation that my article was “un-Christ-like” and was written in a spirit that undermines “Christian unity” requires a response. Since you...
  • America, You’ve Been Grubered!

    11/24/2014 3:28:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | November 24, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    The most important effect of the revelations of the Administration’s flunkies’ history of cheesy lies about Obamacare is that liberals must now answer one threshold question before discussing the substance of any new socialist scheme: Why should we trust anything liberals say about anything? Grubergate is just one of the score of scandals, frauds, and failures that have destroyed any trust in this collection of creeps by anyone except the most leftist and the most stupid, two sets which, if graphed in a Venn diagram, would be represented by a single circle. IRS oppression. Executive amnesty. VA death lists. The...
  • Food Network's Hunger Games

    11/24/2014 2:53:20 AM PST · by Dad was my hero · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 24, 2014 | Rosslyn Smith
    The Food Network is currently promoting a crusade to end childhood hunger in America. Had the Food Network not been relentless promoters of the Obamas, I could almost see this as an ironic comment on the utter lack of appeal of the food being produced in schools across America in the First Lady's name. But the Food Network is serious. In their holiday promotion their spokespeople cite the much-debunked statistic that one in five children in America goes hungry on a regular basis. . Something is truly out of whack here. If one in five American children are going hungry...
  • Keep Sessions as Budget Chairman

    11/24/2014 2:19:11 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-24-2014 | The Editors
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE NOVEMBER 24, 2014 4:00 AM Keep Sessions as Budget Chairman By The Editors One of the best advocates Republicans and conservatives have had on Capitol Hill for years has been Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, now the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. It’s unfortunate that there’s a chance he will not become chairman of the Budget Committee next year. Sessions might get bumped from the chairmanship by Senator Mike Enzi. The two entered the Senate the same year, 1997, but Enzi technically holds seniority over Sessions with regard to committees, having gotten the upper hand...
  • How to Rebuke a President (Censure-plus.)

    11/23/2014 4:45:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 1, 2014 | Jay Cost
    For responding to a president who defies his constitutional limits, Congress is said to possess four powers: to impeach, to defund, to investigate, and to withhold confirmation of nominees. But there is a fifth recourse, which the new Republican Congress might consider in view of President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants: the power to censure. In fact, censure could work in tandem with Congress’s other powers, helping the legislature make the moral case for responding to the president’s lawlessness. Presidential censure is a rare occurrence. Most notably, in 1834, the Whig-controlled Senate censured President Andrew Jackson, a Democrat, for...
  • Why Do Leftist Liberals Love to Mislead

    11/23/2014 4:12:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | November 23, 2014 | Michael Youssef
    Whether it’s church liberals or political liberals, they have at least one thing in common—they often speak one way, but walk in the opposite direction. A prime example of that character trait comes from “Gruber-gate,” namely the recent scandal about remarks of Jonathan Gruber, a key architect of Obamacare. Mr. Gruber has stated that the bill’s passage was contingent on exploiting the “stupidity” of the American voter. As with Mr. Gruber, most liberals—whether they’re from mainline denominations or liberal evangelical churches, or from the political sphere—believe that the average American is stupid. As they view their world through that prism,...
  • The American Spirit – An Attitude of Gratitude

    11/23/2014 3:48:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 23, 2014 | Randall De Soto
    From our nation’s inception, one of the defining characteristics of the American spirit has been an attitude of gratitude. Leaders throughout our country's history have encouraged and inculcated it.Just a brief moment of reflection cannot help but yield a level of humility that recognizes even what Americans are “owed” in the end is rooted in many gifts. How did we come by the talents, abilities and opportunities that have allowed us to accomplish our dreams, to provide for our families, to learn, live, grow up in a land that is free? It is all grace. Of course, the natural follow-on...
  • Missouri, the ‘Show Me’ (Leadership) State

    11/23/2014 2:58:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 23, 2014 | D. W. Wilber
    Missouri’s state motto, the ‘Show Me State’ was on display recently during a news conference when Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was asked “where the buck stopped”, with regards to his activating the Missouri National Guard in response to the situation in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. To quote Governor Nixon in his response to the reporter’s question, “Uh, well uh, you know, uh, as I said, um, we need to, uh, well it’s, um, uh”. Actually his tortured and incoherent reply went on and on in the same vein for quite a bit longer, but it’s really not necessary...
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Obama’s Failed Approach to Corporate Inversions

    11/23/2014 2:42:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 23, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I don’t know whether it’s because I’m a libertarian or because I’m an economist, but I get very frustrated by the issue of corporate inversions. It galls me to hear demagogic politicians like Obama make absurd statements about “unpatriotic” corporations that re-domicile overseas when the problem is entirely the result of bad policy that penalizes U.S.-domiciled firms trying to compete in global markets.1. The United States imposes the world’s highest corporate tax rate.2. The United States is one of the few countries to impose “worldwide tax” on domestic firms.3. The United States maintains very anti-competitive tax rules.So when politicians grouse...
  • UKIP Picks Up Second Seat Following Tory Defection, Two More Coming Up?

    11/23/2014 2:32:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | November 23, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The first one or two people doing something can hardly be called a trend. Yet, all trends start with a movement of One. UKIP gained a second seat in British parliament as a result of a special election following a Tory defection to UKIP. The first UKIP seat also came from a special election following a Tory defection. Two other Tories are allegedly considering switching parties to UKIP. Prime minister David Cameron's Tories are clearly under pressure.
  • Was Al Moher Right About Sexual Orientation and Secular Counseling?

    11/23/2014 2:08:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | November 23, 2014 | Michael Brown
    Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is one of the preeminent Christian leaders of our day. He is as clear-headed as he is courageous, always a source of truth and sanity in the midst of a deeply confused culture. Dr. Mohler has also played a significant role in addressing the issue of homosexuality and the church, demonstrating both humility and conviction, thereby helping to set an example for pastors and leaders trying to navigate their way through an emotional and spiritual minefield. How do we stand against gay activism in our society while at the same...
  • Nuns and Rabbis Showing the Way

    11/23/2014 1:35:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | November 23, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    Everyone knows my first name. "When I'm walking down the street, people instantly know my relationship to them. And I know they're entrusted to me." A Catholic nun was talking with me about her gratitude for her calling in life. It's not every day, perhaps, that you see a nun walking down the street. Though if you were with me last week, it might have appeared the most natural thing in the world. The scene around me included Sister Antoniana navigating a cart with a slow cooker, a laptop and a large pot of tortellini soup from convent to convent,...