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  • The Myth That White Supremacy is Bigger Threat to U.S. Than Jihadis

    10/06/2015 6:44:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/6/15 | Pamela Geller
    This patently false claim is part of the ongoing Big Lie campaign to try to downplay and minimize the jihad threat. It first surfaced in June, and in wake of he Oregon murders, the media elites are dragging it back out again. But it is no more coherent or reasonable than it was in the summer.The study is based on the number of those killed by each group since 9/11. It skews the results by leaving out 9/11: what possible justification can there be for leaving 9/11 out of what is supposed to be a calculation of the magnitude of...
  • Planned Parenthood Claims to Help Black Women, While Profiting Off the Murder of Black Babies

    10/06/2015 6:02:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Patheos ^ | 10/5/15 | Stacey Dash
    Last week Planned Parenthood held a press conference to remind the world just how much they care about African Americans.  They claim to provide “vital reproductive and sexual health care services” for black women.But as I have written about before, their “vital” work actually means they are aborting a disproportionate number of black babies and profiting from charging their mothers for the abortion and then selling their body parts.Life News breaks down the real statistics behind Planned Parenthood’s claims: However, their “vital” work is much more than providing birth control and manual breast exams, which is what the mainstream media would like...
  • With Mrs. Clinton Bombing Out and Bernie Connecting with the Looney Tunes on the Left --

    10/06/2015 1:58:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, Joe Biden. Now, this has been an interesting case study. There has been fear and concern over the weaknesses of Hillary Clinton. Her polling numbers have been in the tank for most of the campaign. She does not excite anybody. She doesn't draw any crowds. She doesn't sell any books. She has no connection with Democrat voters at all on a personal basis. She has really no audience, if you want to look at it in that way. She's considered a de facto fait accompli front-runner, much like she was in 2008. It's her turn; it's her time....
  • We're Erasing Western Civilization

    10/06/2015 1:28:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I have three stories here. The headlines are enough. "Workers Remove Ten Commandment Monument from Oklahoma City Capitol Grounds at 10:30 p.m. to keep protesters from demonstrating." Next headline: "Pork Products Face Workplace Ban for Being Offensive." The next headline: "School Cancels America Day." Fourth headline. Do you know what the fastest growing language in the United States is? Nope. It's Arabic. Fastest growing, not the most spoken. "Fastest Growing Language in the United States Is Arabic." Here's another headline: "World's First Lesbian Bishop Calls for Church to Remove Crosses and to Install Muslim Prayer Space Instead." There is...
  • Hillary's Plan: Sue Gun Manufacturers

    10/06/2015 1:01:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you see where Hillary Clinton wants victims of gun violence to be able to sue gun manufacturers now? She is promising that if she's elected president she's going to use executive orders to get rid of guns or do something. She's going to use executive orders to manifest some kind of sweeping gun control legislation. Now, following the logic of allowing the victims of gun violence to sue the gun manufacturer, should Babe Ruth have been allowed to sue Hillerich & Bradsby every time he struck out? They're gonna regret that analogy. I guarantee you. Or, try this....
  • Drive-Bys Desperate to Force Out Trump

    10/06/2015 12:55:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let's move on to the Trump stuff. We go to the audio sound bites, and first up, Stuart Stevens. This is last night on CNN. The program is The Lead with Jacob Tapper. He spoke with Stuart Stevens, who is a former Mitt Romney campaign strategist. And of course they're talking about the Trumpster and the Trumpster's presidential campaign. And Tapper says to Romney's campaign strategist -- and these people know about losing, so they might be the ones to ask. "You don't think Trump's gonna make it, eh, Stu?" STEVENS: I don't think he's gonna be on the...
  • Muslim Civil Rights Group May Have Violated Federal Law By Criticizing Ben Carson. ( CAIR )

    09/30/2015 11:43:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2015 | Chuck Ross
    The largest Muslim civil rights group in the U.S. may have violated the federal tax code when its executive director last week called on retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson to drop out of the presidential race because of his comments about Muslims. ... In calling for Carson to end his White House bid, Awad argued that Carson’s comments were in violation of the Constitution which states that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust of the United States.” But Fox News’ Megyn Kelly reported on Tuesday that Awad’s statement may put...
  • Here’s Why Donald Trump Is the ‘Mean Girl’ of the GOP

    10/06/2015 10:44:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rob Garver
    Donald Trump at this point is probably just days away from calling Papa John’s and ordering a dozen pizzas to be delivered to the headquarters of each of his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination – with a promise of payment in cash, of course. Trump’s presidential campaign looks increasingly like a piece of performance art designed to gauge the Republican voter base’s tolerance for a candidate utterly divorced from the idea that a presidential election is a serious national conversation about policy ... Pause for a moment and consider that the man currently in the lead in the race...

    10/06/2015 9:59:53 AM PDT · by shortstop · 8 replies ^ | 10/06/15 | bob Lonsberry
    When two people look at the same issue and come to different conclusions, it’s usually because one of them is wrong. Like Obama is wrong about Roseburg. Before the bodies were out of the building, he had pulled his pre-written speech out of the drawer and was angrily denouncing guns and the people who own them. He ripped the Republicans and he ripped the NRA – I happen to belong to both organizations, by the way – and he said that America was a screw-up nation. Somehow, he said, we’re dumber than the rest of the developed nations and only...
  • All Talk, No Action

    10/06/2015 9:10:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    By Monday, interestingly enough, the Russian invasion of Syria was receding as a topic of public concern. Apparently there no longer seemed anything explosive in the tidings of Vladimir Putin's slam-bang entry into that remote theater of conflict. This was notwithstanding those Russian airstrikes against the anti-Assad rebels whom the United States, supposedly, has been encouraging. When President Obama went before the TV cameras late last week, it was chiefly to flog anyone unable to fall in with the Absolute Necessity of Common-Sense Gun Control. "Russian planes, what Russian planes?" our Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader might as well have said....
  • The Hungary Games Part 2

    10/06/2015 8:59:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rich Galen
    This is Part 2 of The Hungary Games. You should be getting this on Tuesday morning. I'll send Part 3 Tuesday afternoon. Parts 4 & 5 will go out tomorrow, but on Thursday we'll do a regular Mullings dealing with domestic politics. The series will conclude on Friday. Thank you, all, for your nice comments about Part 1. Part II This business of Hungarian police harassment came home to roost when we traveled to a border crossing on at a motorway in Latenye. There were four in our travelling party. Aside from Tim and me, we had our driver/producer/translator/fixer a...
  • What Facebook “Likes” Reveal About Your GOP Candidate’s Chances

    10/06/2015 8:38:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    After left-wing media went crazy over Dr. Ben Carson's comments about whether or not he'd vote for a Muslim president a few weeks ago, and he gained 100,000 new Facebook "Likes" as a result, I decided to begin tracking how many new Facebook followers each of the GOP candidates were attracting weekly. What I found may surprise you. Candidates perceived as part of the "establishment," such as Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki had surprisingly few followers considering their name recognition and experience. My initial research revealed Jeb Bush had the most followers amongst the...
  • Shoot First; Ask Questions Later

    10/06/2015 8:27:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    After America learned of the latest mass shooting at an Oregon community college, President Barack Obama delivered remarks in which he lamented the loss of good, innocent people and then added: "Somehow this has become routine. ... We've become numb to this." By the next day, Obama had a remedy: "Be a single-issue voter." If you want to stop mass shootings, Obama argued, don't vote for candidates who oppose federal background checks and "gun safety laws." Nine adults who should be alive today are not, while the 26-year-old shooter got what he wanted -- to leave this earth in what...
  • 10 Quotes to Help You Preserve Your Moral Sanity

    10/06/2015 7:41:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Michael Brown
    More than once in the last few years I’ve asked myself the question, “Has the whole world gone mad? Has everyone in our society lost the ability to think clearly? Are people no longer able to process facts and information? Are they so dominated by their emotions and by sound bites that truth and logic don’t seem to matter?” I remember vividly talking to a young man at a rally in Charlotte, NC a few months ago. The rally was surrounding the so-called “bathroom bill” that would have made all of the city’s public bathrooms and locker rooms gender-neutral. This...
  • War Party Targets Putin and Assad

    10/06/2015 7:31:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Having established a base on the Syrian coast, Vladimir Putin last week began air strikes on ISIS and other rebel forces seeking to overthrow Bashar Assad. A longtime ally of Syria, Russia wants to preserve its toehold on the Mediterranean, help Assad repel the threat, and keep the Islamic terrorists out of Damascus. Russia is also fearful that the fall of Assad would free up the Chechen terrorists in Syria to return to Russia. In intervening to save Assad, Putin is doing exactly what we are doing to save our imperiled allies in Baghdad and Kabul. Yet Putin's intervention has...

    10/06/2015 6:13:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 October 2015 | MIKE FLYNN
    The third quarter fundraising period for presidential campaigns is over, having closed Wednesday. Detailed numbers won’t be publicly available until later this week, but campaigns are free to report their results at any time. More than any other candidate, Jeb Bush needs to report a strong fundraising quarter to quell growing doubts about his campaign. -snip- Sources close to the Ted Cruz campaign told Breitbart News that the conservative favorite raised around $14-15 million last quarter, matching his fundraising in the second quarter. No other GOP campaigns have reported or leaked their fundraising numbers for the third quarter. The summer...
  • The Right Does Have Answers on Guns, Mr. President

    10/06/2015 6:16:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    On the assumption that there are good and bad people on both the right and the left and that everyone is horrified by mass shootings, how is one to explain the great divide between right and left on the gun issue as it relates to these mass murders? Why does the left focus on more gun control laws, and why doesn't the right? One reason is quintessentially American. Most Americans believe that it is their right -- and even their duty -- to own guns for self-protection. Unique among major democratic and industrialized nations, Americans have traditionally believed in relying...
  • Joaquin and Obama: Two Forces of Nature

    10/06/2015 6:08:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Hurricane Joaquin dumped large amounts of rain on the East Coast, but another "force of nature" flooded the country with so much rhetoric it was difficult for most people to keep up. Before barely any facts were known, there was President Obama on camera (when isn't he?) making a 12-minute address -- a relatively short time for him -- about the school shootings in Roseburg, Oregon. The president referred to himself 28 times, according to, again proving that whatever happens in this country, or the world, it really is all about him. He talked about the need for "common...
  • Arne Duncan’s Dismal Record ( Common Core

    10/05/2015 3:16:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | October 5, 2015 | Frederick M. Hess
    On Friday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced he would be stepping down after nearly seven years on the job. This makes it a good moment to assess Duncan’s legacy, especially since his tenure has been shrouded by more than its fair share of puffery and overheated PR. This was predictable when it came to the usual Obama cheerleaders (Tom Friedman wanted Duncan to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state). But it also showed up at times as generous, even fawning, laurels tossed by the likes of David Brooks, Jeb Bush, Newt Gingrich, and Lamar Alexander. ... Duncan —...
  • The Roots of Obama’s Catastrophic Foreign Policy

    10/06/2015 5:29:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 10-6-15 | The Roots of Obama’s Catastrophic Foreign Policy
    And why the catastrophes are so consistent. Russia’s armed intervention in the Syrian civil war is but the latest foreign policy disaster of Barack Obama’s tenure. Yet Obama has been nothing if not consistent. What many see as bungling, naiveté, or evidence of a plot to destroy America is simply the consequence of a particular view of interstate relations he has openly and frequently endorsed. Obama came into office chanting all the mantras of idealistic internationalism. In contrast to the caricature of George W. Bush as a unilateralist cowboy disdainful of diplomacy, Obama promised to “rebuild the alliances, partnerships, and...
  • Guns Don't Kill People - Liberals Kill People

    10/06/2015 5:16:40 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 14 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    By now the reader is well-aware of the recent school shooting that took place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Another mass shooting, another excuse for the left-wing vultures to prey on the carcasses of the dead. Another opportunity for Pres__ent Obama to grandstand and huff and sigh and affect an air of righteous indignation. Another occasion for left-wingers to roll their eyes and complain about how even after this shooting, those dastardly right-wingers still won't support "common sense gun laws." The reason we don't, of course, is because the left-wingers are still making the same old, nonsensical, discredited...
  • Brzezinski: Obama should retaliate if Russia doesn't stop attacking U.S. assets

    10/06/2015 4:51:52 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2015 | By Nick Gass
    The United States should threaten to retaliate if Russia does not stop attacking U.S. assets in Syria, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in a Financial Times op-ed published Sunday, urging "strategic boldness," with American credibility in the Middle East and the region itself at stake. Moscow's apparent decision to strike non-Islamic State targets and those of Syrian rebels backed by the Central Intelligence Agency "at best" reflects "Russian military incompetence," and worst, "evidence of a dangerous desire to highlight American political impotence," wrote Brzezinski, the national security adviser for former President Jimmy Carter and a strong supporter of...
  • Facts Don't Work on Gun Control, so Obama Uses Emotion

    10/06/2015 4:46:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    In his speech on the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon last week, President Obama sounded more upset about America's gun laws than about the horrific massacre. We barely had the preliminary facts about the shooting, the shooter and the victims, and he was already lecturing the nation again on gun control. Instead of calling the nation to prayer, he said we would learn about the victims in the coming days and then "wrap everyone who's grieving with our prayers and our love." Those words out of the way, he immediately pivoted to complaining that "our thoughts and prayers are...
  • Tea Party Wave Left a Ripple Effect Still Felt in Budget

    10/06/2015 4:35:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Remember the much-maligned Tea Party movement? These were the patriotic Americans -- millions of them -- who took to the streets and the town halls across America and revolted against Bush's corporate bailouts, Obama's stimulus spending blowout and Obamacare, and the Fed's policy of tossing trillions of dollars out of helicopter windows (figuratively). Good news: They helped change and maybe even slightly fix America. The latest budget deficit numbers -- for the fiscal year that just ended -- find that the deficit has fallen by $1 trillion since Obama's tragic first term. The deficit is still near half a...
  • Policy Reform That Comes From Outside (a

    10/06/2015 4:25:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Not all important public policy reforms come from Washington. Really lasting reforms can percolate from the bottom up, brewed by citizens with a grievance pushing state and local governments to act. Consider the case of Right to Try legislation. These are state laws that allow doctors to prescribe investigational medicines being safely used in clinical trials for patients diagnosed as terminally ill. You may not have heard about these laws. But you may have heard a lot if a loved one or Facebook friend is facing advanced cancer or ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and cannot obtain medicine that might alleviate...
  • Hillary Is About as Qualified To Be President as Paris Hilton

    10/06/2015 4:11:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | John Hawkins
    The downside of being governed by idiots is that people start to think that any idiot can be president. Speaking of idiots, what exactly qualifies Hillary Clinton to be president? Is it that she’s a woman? Guess what, Paris Hilton is a woman, too! Is it that Hillary was a senator for five minutes and then became Secretary of State? Guess what, Paris Hilton has exactly as many significant accomplishments as a senator and Secretary of State as Hillary, which is zero. Is it that Hillary slept with Bill? Well, she has Paris beat there….probably. Who really knows at this...
  • (Daily Beast) Exit Strategery - Jeb Bush Should Face Facts: It’s Time to Drop Out

    10/06/2015 3:23:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 6, 2015 | Will Rahn
    Jeb, this isn’t working. You’re a bad candidate, and all you’re going to do now is damage the guy who can beat Trump. Is that what you want? Jeb, this just isn’t going to work. After all that money spent, you’re still sagging nationally and in fourth place in New Hampshire, a state you need to win. You’ve had nearly a year to make your case. It isn’t working. You should pack it in.
  • [ Salon ]Jeb is cooked: Why megadonors’ millions (probably) aren’t going to save Bush’s disastrous c

    10/05/2015 7:47:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2015 | Simon Maloy
    Team Bush argues they're built to go the distance in the primary, but that won't matter if Jeb has nothing to offer.The Jeb Bush “Don’t Panic, Everything Is Fine” campaign is up and running. With his poll numbers in decline, Jeb is rolling out endorsements and assuring reporters that he’s meeting fundraising targets and will have plenty of money to take the Jeb 2016 machine all the way through the primary season. The arc of Jeb’s campaign is following a very Bush-like trajectory – he started the nominating contest with a “shock and awe” strategy of winning the primary early...
  • A searching and fearless moral inventory

    10/05/2015 10:52:05 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 5, 2015 | By Kevin Cullen
    Exposing the foibles of the Kennedy family has been a cottage industry since old Joe Kennedy made a bundle during Prohibition and caught a glimpse of Gloria Swanson. The Kennedy story, equal parts triumph and tragedy, has been hawked by serious historians and shameless hucksters alike, gobbled up by an insatiable public that never seems to tire of tales where wealth, power, and misfortune collide to produce a quintessentially American saga. It was amazing to me how much the Kennedys tried to control their narrative. They couldn’t do anything to stop the books, movies, and supermarket tabloids. They could, however,...
  • Stunning Numbers on Legal Immigration

    10/05/2015 7:07:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is not gonna be a shock to some of you, but the very fact that it appears in the Associated Press... It's a paean to Ted Kennedy and his foresight in the 1965 Immigration Act. "It was considered a symbolic move -- President Lyndon Johnson going to the Statue of Liberty and signing an immigration bill that gave people from every country in the world an equal chance to come to America. "The president himself described the legislation as less than revolutionary. 'It does not affect the lives of millions. It will not reshape the structure of our...
  • Imagine If the Bush Administration Bombed a Hospital in Afghanistan

    10/05/2015 6:27:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: As I mentioned earlier and as you may have heard, 19 people were injured, three killed, three children, when a hospital in Afghanistan was bombed, and it apparently was one of ours. I mean, we did it. And I mentioned that if this had happened when George W. Bush was president, that's all you'd be hearing about right now. You'd be hearing what a horrible, reprehensible country we have and military we have, and how the mission is unjust and the mission is unnecessary. This is a classic example. "This is not who we are," Obama would say and...
  • US: Afghan forces called in strike on Kunduz that hit medical facility

    10/05/2015 3:19:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot ^ | October 5, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Critics have begun using the words “war crime” to describe a US airstrike in Kunduz that hit a Doctors Without Borders facility, killing 22 people, including children. The US pushed back against the allegations, claiming that they were responding to a call for close air support from Afghan forces and did not know of any civilian medical facilities in the area: Afghan forces called for U.S. air support while fighting the Taliban in Kunduz shortly before a hospital was struck, killing 22 people, the U.S. commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday. …“We have now learned that on...
  • Boehner pushes back Majority Leader, Whip elections to November

    10/05/2015 3:03:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | October 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    The calendar for new House leadership elections has been pushed back, meaning that the scrambling for position, internal sniping and various bits of dirty laundry being aired is going to stretch on for nearly two more months. Originally we expected to see nominations for the new Speaker and the election of the new Majority Leader and GOP Whip taking place this Thursday, but this afternoon John Boehner threw a wrench in those plans and pushed things back to after he’s left the building. (Washington Post) Outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner said Monday that lawmakers will elect his replacement on...
  • Hillary: When I’m president, we’re closing the “gun-show loophole” whether Congress wants to or not

    10/05/2015 2:30:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    Hot ^ | October 5, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    If this sounds familiar, it’s because Obama took the same attitude towards executive amnesty. Either Congress could give him what he wanted by legalizing illegals or he’d give himself what he wanted by legalizing illegals unilaterally. The president no longer loses in our system of (giggle) separation of powers, at least if he has a complacent caucus from his own party in Congress that’s willing to defend him on every power grab at their branch’s expense. Hillary’s building on that precedent now, in the middle of a surprisingly tough primary campaign, to stroke one of the few political erogenous zones...
  • Sowell: Charlatans and Sheep

    10/05/2015 2:20:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 6, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme "What's Holding Women Back in the Workplace?" Whenever some group is not equally represented in some institution or activity, the automatic response in some quarters is to assume that someone has prevented equality of outcomes. This preconception of equal outcomes requires not one speck of evidence, and defies mountains of evidence to the contrary. Even in activities where individual performances are what determine outcomes, and those performances are easily measured objectively, there is seldom anything...
  • Steve Jobs, The Martian -- and Me

    10/05/2015 2:20:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There's a new movie on Steve Jobs. It's an Aaron Sorkin movie, stars Michael Fassbender, and it's the same people basically that did the movie The Social Network. And apparently this movie, depending on who you listen to, just savages Steve Jobs, just makes him out to be the biggest reprobate that may have ever lived, just a horrible human being, inhumane, mean, heartless, no compassion, just the most rotten, vile guy you can imagine. So now executives at Apple and friends and family of Jobs are begging, they're imploring Hollywood not to do this. They're trying to get...
  • Sowell: Charlatans and Sheep: Part II

    10/05/2015 2:18:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 6, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the secrets of successful magicians on stage is directing the audience's attention to something that is attractive or distracting, but irrelevant to what is actually being done. That is also the secret of successful political charlatans. Consider the message directed at business owners by Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Barack Obama — "You didn't build that!" Assuming for the sake of argument that a man who owns a business simply inherited it from his father, what follows? That politicians can use the inherited resources better than the heir? Such a sweeping assumption has neither logic nor evidence behind...
  • Charlatans and Sheep: Part III

    10/05/2015 2:18:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 6, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The prevailing social dogma of our time — that economic and other disparities among groups are strange, if not sinister — has set off bitter disputes between those who blame genetic differences and those who blame discrimination. Both sides ignore the possibility that groups themselves may differ in their orientations, their priorities and in what they are prepared to sacrifice for the sake of other things. Back in the early 19th century, an official of the Russian Empire reported that even the poorest Jews saw to it that their daughters could read, and their homes had at least ten books....
  • Stop and Think About This Headline

    10/05/2015 12:54:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Try this headline in The Politico: "Illegal Immigrants Could Elect Hillary." Now, stop and think about that: "Illegal Immigrants Could Elect Hillary -- How non-citizens decrease Republican chances of winning the White House next year." That's published with absolutely no concern for the fact that we are talking about noncitizens, people here illegally voting. In fact, it's written as though it's just a standard, ordinary, everyday facet of our elections and campaigns, that on Election Day, illegal immigrants are going to vote. "Noncitizens." It's the word in the subhead. "Illegal immigrants -- along with other noncitizens without the right...
  • Why We Question Your Motives on Guns, Mr. President

    10/05/2015 12:32:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: But I want to, ladies and gentlemen, for the moment focus on the incident in Oregon involving guns. The president went out and spoke late Friday afternoon at the White House, had a press conference. During the Q&A, Jonathan Karl of ABC News said, "Back in July, Mr. President, you said that the gun issue has been the most frustrating of your presidency. We certainly heard that frustration from you last night. So in the last 15 months of your presidency, do you intend to do anything differently to get Congress to act or to do something about this...
  • Drive-By Narrative: Trump to Drop Out When He Falls in the Polls

    10/05/2015 12:14:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Drive-By Media's got it in its head that it's over, Trump's finished, and he's gonna drop out at some point. Even though he's still leading in every poll, they've assumed a position here that there is an inevitability to Trump dropping out. It's just gonna happen. They thought it would happen by now. They've tried to make it happen by now and before today, but it hasn't. So they're just assuming that it hasn't happened, and that has become the narrative surrounding the Trump campaign. In fact, they're even getting Trump to talk about it. You know, Trump...
  • Bernie Sanders and Robert Reich Are Confused by Economics. And Government. And Reality

    10/05/2015 9:36:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Seton Motley
    Socialism is a failed ideology. It was the avant-garde approach to how to do government in the Twentieth Century. The Soviet Union was the flagship petri dish that conquered, infiltrated or ingratiated themselves with many other nations to establish them as additional petri dishes (Hello, Cuba). We certainly now have a large enough, long enough sample set - and the results are in. The system is contaminated - Socialism does not work. Socialists feebly cry “But they weren’t Socialist - they were Communist,” which is a distinction with very little difference. Communism is Socialism - with a boot in the neck....
  • Enough Irony: Protect America’s Seniors, Not Illegal Aliens

    10/05/2015 9:11:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Dan Weber
    Sometimes life is almost too ironic for words. Average Americans look at the way the world is drifting, and just shake their heads. Among those who know better and ought to be heard more often are America’s seniors – particularly those who still believe, as most do, in fiscal responsibility, national security, a comprehensible foreign policy, and a sense of moral compass. As the leader of an organization that proudly represents 1.3 million seniors who fall generally into that group, many veterans and most engaged in their communities, the latest irony is almost too much for a head shake. Here...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Defense: We Harvested Brain of a Different Baby

    10/05/2015 8:46:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Fletcher Armstrong
    Planned Parenthood and its allies have offered a bizarre defense against Carly Fiorina’s recent comments in which she describes “a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, ‘We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.’” They say that the living baby seen in the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) video (at the 6-min mark), aborted at 18 weeks and left to die in a stainless steel bowl, is not the baby whose brain was harvested in a PP clinic. No, they cut open the face of a different baby to...
  • Syllogisms for the 21st Century

    10/05/2015 8:35:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | George Mano
    With some in the media pouring out their hearts for outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner and attacking his critics as “far-right” and “extremists,” it reminded me of something written by newspaper man HL Mencken many years back called “Syllogisms a la mode.” It ran like this: If you are against labor racketeers, then you are against the working man. If you are against demagogues, then you are against democracy. If you are against Christianity, then you are against God. If you are against trying a can of Old Dr. Quack's Cancer Salve, then you are in favor of...
  • Why Conservatives Elected to Congress Turn Into Moderates

    10/05/2015 8:24:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    A member of Congress estimated to me that out of 84-86 new GOP members who swept the House in the GOP takeover of 2010, there are only about only four to five left who remain conservative. It is a well-known fact that candidates running for Congress as conservatives frequently become moderates; compromising on many issues they vowed to stand principled on. There are several discernible explanations why: ItÂ’s easy to get support when youÂ’re promising Santa Claus goodies, you get more favorable coverage from the left-leaning media (and hence better reelection chances), you get invited to all the cool cocktail...
  • California Conservatives: Doing Something About Illegal Immigration

    10/05/2015 8:04:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    “What’s an angry conservative to do?” Kurt Schlicter lamented in his latest piece. I hardly blame the guy. We need fighters, not flighters, men and women of principle who will stand up to Big Everything, and not back down. The Old Guard of the GOP seems content to barely get by, and give in every time funding for an officious institution comes up for reauthorization. US Senator Ted Cruz blasted the leadership in both chambers, outlining how they give up the fight before the conflict begins. So, what’s an angry conservative to do? Stop waiting for someone else, for...
  • The Hungary Games Part I

    10/05/2015 7:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rich Galen
    I don't know who these people are that show up to help when catastrophes happen. You see them helping fill sandbags in the face of an oncoming flood. We saw them manning the water bottles and sandwich supplies to help with the flood of migrants. One young man, Marc, came from Germany. He is 21 years old. He dropped out of college some time ago and has been on a personal walkabout trying to decide what to do with his life. He found a Twitter handle, #Zakany, that got his interest and decided to come to this small summer resort...
  • Free Your Eyes From The Shackles Of The Shutter

    10/05/2015 7:44:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    Massachusetts native Paul Theroux has roamed the world for decades, visiting countless countries and drawing on his experiences in dozens of published novels, short stories, and volumes of travel writing. He has been everywhere, or as close to everywhere as one man can manage in a peripatetic career. What Theroux doesn't know about how to travel probably isn't worth knowing. Here's one lesson he has gleaned from a lifetime of roving: The best traveling is done without a camera. Theroux never takes photographs, he told the Wall Street Journal in a weekend interview, "because people who take pictures lose their capacity...
  • Complicit Silence Abounds about Biafraland

    10/05/2015 7:23:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    Pope Francis’s speech to the UN called for a coordinated international response to the plight of Christians in the Middle East and Africa: “Christians, together with other cultural or ethnic groups,… have been forced to witness the destruction of their places of worship, their cultural and religious heritage, their houses and property, and have faced the alternative either of fleeing or of paying for their adhesion to good and to peace by their own lives, or by enslavement. “There are individual persons, our brothers and sisters, men and women, young and old, boys and girls who weep, suffer and die....