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  • The Craziness of a ConCon [Constitutional Convention]

    09/21/2014 4:06:15 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 72 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Sept. 21, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    I keep getting asked about this and people keep advocating it, so let's talk about it. The issue is a Constitutional Convention, with the expressed intent being to return the United States to its Constitutional Roots. Sounds like a good idea, yes? Well, it quite arguably is, if you'd like to see the government return to its Constitutional boundaries. The problem is that this "remedy" isn't a remedy and if it comes to pass what you want won't happen. I know this for a fact and, if you think about it, so do you. I know what you're going to...
  • Knife-Wielding Veteran Sniper Rushes White House, Wants To Warn Obama "Atmosphere Is Collapsing"

    09/21/2014 3:42:08 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | 9-21-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Knife-Wielding Veteran Sniper Rushes White House, Wants To Warn Obama "Atmosphere Is Collapsing" Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/21/2014 Of the stories in the past two days, there is hardly anything more bizarre than that of Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, a veteran had served three tours in Iraq — and relatives said served as a sniper — managed to jump over the White House fence, sprinted more than 70 yards across the Northern Lawn, got to the front double doors of the North Portico, turned the brass knob and stepped inside the vestibule. "There he was grabbed...
  • Never mind those thugs in the NFL cause it’s all Roger Goodell’s fault

    09/21/2014 10:10:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/21/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    How quickly the despicable media turned the theme of black male violence into an uncaring white guy scenario which blames the depravity of NFL thugs on Roger Goodell. Just consider the fact that Ray Rice punched his female partner so hard that her head was driven THREE FEET backward and into the wall of a casino elevator. Take a second look at this young lady being dragged out of the elevator, UNCONSCIOUS, while her feet are left across the track of doors that could quickly close. Janay Palmer Rice went back her abusive husband. But the violence of Black males,...
  • Greenfield: The Rationing Society

    09/21/2014 7:45:26 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, September 21, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, September 21, 2014 The Rationing Society Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog There are two types of societies, production societies and rationing societies. The production society is concerned with taking more territory, exploiting that territory to the best of its ability and then discovering new techniques for producing even more. The rationing society is concerned with consolidating control over all existing resources and rationing them out to the people. The production society values innovation because it is the only means of sustaining its forward momentum. If the production society ceases to be innovative, it will collapse...
  • New laws will give ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) license to kill!(vids)

    09/21/2014 5:30:11 AM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 13 replies
    It might seem like I'm picking on Australia but I'm not. Some of the new laws sound fine, like self defence or saving others. Laws I assumed every country already had. My problem is how some of the laws could be abused.
  • Reaganite's SUNDAY FUNNIES

    09/21/2014 4:07:48 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • New Propaganda Video Threatens America "In Near Future" (video)

    09/20/2014 10:08:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Published on Sep 20, 2014 New ISIS Propaganda Video Appears to Have U.S. Or Canadian Narrator
  • Removing intolerant organizations that teach and practice the elimination of non-members.

    09/20/2014 8:53:44 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 18 replies
    I am the source | 20 September 2014 | Chuck Plante (backtothestreets)
    Our great nation was formed by people of diverse nationalities, primarily Europeans with differing religious identities. While some mistrust existed, occasionally igniting localized conflicts, the religions of these many cultures did not teach and engage in the extermination of people of differing faiths. The world is now facing such a religion of extreme intolerance. It has a toehold in the USA and most other western nations, but cannot be allowed to remain because a religion of extreme intolerance teachings that dictates the elimination by death of nonbelievers does not, nor ever will be compatible with our historical embrace of religious...
  • Off-shoring American jobs - good for corporations, bad for everyone else

    09/20/2014 2:28:08 PM PDT · by Noremac · 43 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | September 20, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    <p>Every now and then I see an article that is so reality deficient that it commits what amounts to sexual assault against common sense. Actually I see them all the time, but one in particular had me shaking my head.</p>
  • The muddled strategy of Jubilation T. Obama

    09/20/2014 10:52:32 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 20, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Obama continues to insist on leading from behind; that's the most He can do. Who in his right mind would follow Him were He to try to lead from the front?"Moderate" IslamistsCommander in Chief Juilation T. Cornpone Obama, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Hero of the Obama Nation, has His own ideas about the "non-Islamic" Islamic State (IS) with which He is or isn't at war (or going to war) with the help of "moderate" Islamists. It is not out of ignorance that President Obama and Secretary Kerry are denying the Islamic roots of the Islamic State jihadists. As I argued...
  • A Republican wave? Maybe not, but nothing out there really says otherwise

    09/20/2014 10:29:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/20/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    I’m so disgusted with the Republicans that I’m actually expecting nothing from the coming election. Nevertheless, there are a few nettlesome facts that kind of stand in the way of those who are ready to throw themselves over a cliff worrying about a Democrat comeback. In Iowa, for example, Joni Ernst is up 6 points in a race that is supposed to be “thisclose.” In Colorado, Cory Gardiner is up 8 points and Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper is down by 10. The actually embattled Mary Landrieu is down 13 points (51/38) to Bill Cassidy in Louisiana and Scott Brown is...
  • OH:Open Carry Walk in Vermilion

    09/20/2014 10:05:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Ohio Carry organized another open carry walk on Saturday, the 13 of September.  This was part of their ongoing effort to educate the public about their constitutional rights in Ohio.  Note the completely different image from what the Bloomberg media campaign is trying to craft for open carriers.  From the morningjournal.com in Vermilion:  In an effort to educate the public and combat stereotypes surrounding gun rights, Ohio Carry’s Northeast and Northwest chapters hosted a joint open carry and firearm education walk in Downtown Vermilion Sept. 13. Ohio Carry, founded in 2012 as a firerm rights, advocacy and education group,...
  • Greenfield: Friday Afternoon Roundup - Islam Begs to Differ

    09/20/2014 9:49:19 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, September 19, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, September 19, 2014 Friday Afternoon Roundup - Islam Begs to Differ Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog 1"> REALPOLITIK Poland wasn’t sending troops to Iraq because it was worried about Saddam Hussein. It made the commitment because it wanted to be part of a partnership with the United States that would also provide security in its own backyard. These days Poland won’t be sending 2,500 men to Iraq. It needs its soldiers back home now that Putin is on the rampage and Obama has shown that he can’t and won’t stop him. The same goes for...
  • Obama Is Not Serious About Defeating ISIL

    09/20/2014 8:32:16 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | September 20, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Mullah Obama, Secretary of State Hanoi Kerry and defense stooge Hegel have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to ISIL. Insisting that they will not allow boots on the ground is not only pure political posturing on the part of America’s fearless triumvirate, it’s just plain stupid. They are hoping that cowardly Iraqi security forces and the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels will be America’s proxy army in the fight against fellow Muslims. Obama ordered the CIA train and arm these so-called moderate Muslims and thus was born ISIS. What in the world are these over-educated political...
  • Obama on International Relations: ‘Even the Folks Who Badmouth Us Look to Us’

    09/20/2014 7:43:09 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 9-19-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    (snip) “…America isn’t the party we belong to — we’re not born Democrats or Republicans. America is the values we share: hard work and responsibility, and sacrifice, and looking out for one another.” He called one brand of politics “mean and nasty and polarizing” and another sense of the word “having a common vision for the future.” Obama asked the Democrats to “choose hope,” because “hope is what gave soldiers courage to storm a beach.” The president also touched on foreign policy, stressing that with all of the challenges “America remains the one indispensable nation in the world.” “Even the...
  • U.S. will train 50,000 veterans to install solar panels

    09/20/2014 3:21:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    CTV News / The Associated Press ^ | September 18, 2014 | Josh Lederman, The Associated Press
    The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus save billions of dollars on energy bills for homeowners and businesses. It will launch this fall at one or more military bases and train a total of at least 50,000, including veterans....
  • Barry Needs His Fix

    09/20/2014 3:06:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Boehner and Yellen are the dealers, I reckon... A friend sent this, not sure who's work it is, and can't quite make out what that is on the bottom-right corner there
  • Rand Paul Pandering on Voter ID Laws Counterproductive

    09/19/2014 6:55:38 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 9 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 19, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Throughout his career, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) has built upon his reputation as an independent maverick who is willing to buck party leadership or dogma to advance his goals for America. For conservatives dubious of the feckless GOP beltway bunch, this has been a refreshing change and helped the Kentucky Senator establish himself as a true contender for the 2016 Presidential nomination. While this trait is without doubt a positive one, Rand Paul's criticism of Republican's efforts to establish voter ID laws in various states is the wrong issue to tackle and counterproductive to the overall goals of increasing genuine...
  • ObamaCare architect Ezekiel Emanuel has anounced the ‘optimal age of death’ - you won’t like it

    09/19/2014 2:38:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/19/14 | Robert Laurie
    Old people are such a burden. Democrats seem to love death. Whether they’re yammering about abortion or “end of life” planning, they just can’t get enough of talking up the myriad ways people can exit life’s stage. They always claim this is simply a discussion about personal responsibility and individual choice but, since they despise those ideals in virtually every other matter, it’s a hard argument to buy. Enter Ezekiel Emanuel. Emanuel was one of the chief architects of ObamaCare and is, of course, the brother of Rahm. Over at The Atlantic, he’s penned an article about his own death...
  • Reflections on the Question of Scottish Independence

    09/19/2014 1:07:42 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 19, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As we reflect on the historic vote in Scotland this week (all votes seem to be “historic” these days, don’t they? Might have more to do with news network ratings than actual history), we Americans find ourselves rather conflicted. On the one hand, we cheer for the idea of independence, a race memory of sorts that dates back to our own War for Independence over 230 years ago. We feel a special affinity for all members of the British Empire; we speak the same language, share the same customs, even enjoy many of the same television shows. Their heroes are...
  • Calls for Ending Unfairness to the English

    09/19/2014 1:01:55 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Before the referendum on Scottish independence and in order to keep the United Kingdom from disintegrating, the leaders of the three main British parties - David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband - made generous promises in return for the Scottish people to vote No to breaking away from the Union. They promised more powers and money for Scotland. Some say that these promises have come dangerously close to Maximum devolution (Devo Max for short), which means that, except in defence and foreign affairs, the Scottish Parliament gets power over everything. A source of concern is that these promises...
  • Viciously anti-American Maxine Waters says Sharia Law and our Constitution can co-exist

    09/19/2014 10:48:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The stink of nervous sweat must be filling the air in the rooms where House Democrats meet. It must be palpable. The conversations about what to do must be totally free-wheeling and without boundaries. Questions of integrity and true patriotism are likely being pushed aside. Survival and maintaining power are the only things that matter. Never one to be concerned about looking anti-American, the extremely self-absorbed Maxine Waters had a thought cross her malevolent mind: “Let’s suck up to the Islamists who are here to kill Americans!” Her latest attacks on America came at a recent meeting of the Council...
  • Remarks of Ayaan Irisi Ali, an ex-Muslim, at Yale

    09/19/2014 10:40:36 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 9 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 19, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Ayaan Irisi Ali has often been rejected by the "multicultural" establishment, perhaps most memorably in April of this year by Brandeis University. According to Brandeis, "She is a compelling public figure and advocate for women's rights, and we respect and appreciate her work to protect and defend the rights of women and girls throughout the world," said the university's statement. "That said, we cannot overlook certain of her past statements that are inconsistent with Brandeis University's core values." [Emphasis added.] According to the Fox News article linked above, Ali, a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006, has been quoted as making...
  • A 98 year-old prophecy is fulfilled

    09/19/2014 10:39:43 AM PDT · by oldbrowser · 18 replies
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    A 98 year-old prophecy is fulfilled. H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic and registered Democrat. Mencken wrote the editorial below while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26,1920 edition. "As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron." - H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore Evening...
  • In the Name of Fairness/Balance, Some Benefits of Converting to Islam...

    09/19/2014 9:04:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Never a dull moment! More (toons/memes) at Reaganite Republican...
  • The formation of the Democrat Party: its early years of damaging America Part One

    09/19/2014 9:01:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The question “Who started the Democrat Party?” is not an easy one to answer. We know Democrats say Thomas Jefferson because he was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party. Aside from the chronological problems with this claim – Jefferson was long out of active politics before the first actual Democrat president Andrew Jackson was elected- Jefferson stood for things that are exactly opposite of what Democrats have ever stood for. He disliked omnipotent central government and loathed an overly powerful judiciary. Clearly, the Democrat Party’s claims to have its roots in the legacy of the great Thomas Jefferson are preposterous....
  • Is Obama winning his game?

    09/19/2014 8:32:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Dr. Laurie Roth
    Lies, chaos and distraction are his transformation strategies One of Obama’s favorite games is ‘shift the word and meaning’ game. It reflects his deepest beliefs that lies, chaos and distraction are transformation strategies that an emerging ‘star dictator’ needs. The game goes like this: Always lie to the masses, insert cheat cards throughout the deck without the players knowing and redefine what is really going on right in front of your ‘stupid’ opponent’s eyes. When the few who don’t accept or believe your trick, rise up in the first round of the game…you know nothing, deny everything, then throw your...
  • Journalist and radio host: The three imperative questions NOT being asked about Benghazi

    09/19/2014 8:32:32 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-19 | Benjamin Weingarten
    An extensive interview on all things Benghazi with radio host, investigative journalist and author of the new book, "The Real Benghazi Story," Aaron Klein.
  • The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State

    09/19/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 18, 2014
    TheBlaze TV The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State Sep. 18, 2014 8:45pm Erica Ritz Glenn Beck broke down the history of the Middle East on his television program Thursday, focusing on a nearly 100-year-old agreement that he says is integral to understanding the motivations of the Islamic State: the Sykes-Picot Agreement. If you do not understand the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Beck said, you cannot fully understand the Islamic State, or why the Israelis and the Palestinians will never reach a two-state solution. Though many go back to 1948 and the creation of...
  • Grand Rapids Transit Agency Defends New Bus Line

    09/19/2014 6:14:08 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/15/2014 | Anne Schieber
    The new $40 million bus line in Grand Rapids has been promoted in the media as a quicker alternative to travel, but timed trips by Capitol Confidential questioned that. Compared to travel by a car, the bus took twice as long. “We never claimed it would be faster than a car,” said Rapid Spokesperson Jennifer Kalczuk. The Rapid is the authority that runs the $40 million Silver Line BRT. She said the Silver Line saves time over a conventional bus taking the same route. Capital Confidential found a two-second difference between the two lines. Kalczuk says more riders will be...
  • Cowardly Congress Authorizes Obama to Pay Others to Fight

    09/19/2014 5:24:10 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 33 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/19/14 | Steve Berman
    Yesterday, the Senate approved a bill  to arm and train Syrian rebels, who fight against Bashar Assad, so they can eliminate ISIS, which possesses hundreds of millions of dollars, and no shortage of fighters willing to die for them.  I fail to see the wisdom in this action, or what good can come of this.  It appears cowardly, and even immoral to pay others to fight for you. The New York Times penned almost 1,800 words describing and analyzing this vote, and even got the tally wrong in the original version. Correction: September 18, 2014 An earlier version of this article...
  • TGIF Toons

    09/19/2014 3:32:00 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • OH:Private Buyers Compete for Guns at Toledo Turn In "buy back"

    09/18/2014 4:27:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I missed the notifications of this 8 September 2014 event.   It seems that those notifications are coming closer and closer to the event date, almost as if those conducting the events do not want anyone to do any pre-planning.   Toledo has a checkered history of police bullying private buyers and sellers.   Buckeyefirearms.org did a great job of exposing this last year, with four videos:  Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, and Video 4.  It did not matter much.  There were plenty of private buyers there this year. This year, the police seem to have learned more about the law. ...
  • Michelle Obama Exalted For Matrimonial Achievement With School Named In Her Honor

    09/18/2014 3:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2014 | Eric Owens, education editor
    A school district in the suburbs of Chicago has announced plans to rename two schools in honor of first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama. The suburb is Park Forest, Ill., according to The SouthtownStar. The two schools, both located in Park Forest Chicago Heights School District 163, will be the Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts and the Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM. (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.) The school to be named after Michelle Obama is currently called Forest Trail Middle School. The school named after President Obama is currently...
  • Could Bitcoin Become Scotland’s Official Currency?

    09/18/2014 2:31:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | September 16, 2014 | Josh Harkinson
    A reliable medium of exchange is the biggest obstacle to Scottish independence. Enter the world's leading crypto-coinage.With Thursday's Scottish independence referendum too close to call, opponents of an independent Scotland have been stressing the would-be country's lack of a reliable currency. An independent Scotland could either keep using the British pound and lose control of its monetary policy, join the eurozone's well-known squabbles, or create a new national currency that's almost certain to be weak. But there's an intriguing fourth option: adopting an online crypto-currency such as Bitcoin. Scotland actually has some historical experience with this sort of thing: Instead...
  • +++ SCOTTISH REFERENDUM LIVE BLOG +++

    09/18/2014 12:34:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 183 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | September 18, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Follow Breitbart London's LIVE coverage of the Scottish Independence Referendum on our live blog below: James Chapman (Mail) @jameschappers Kids at Yes rally outside Scottish Parliament. Pipes playing. Feels like a vigil #indyref 2:06 PM - 18 Sep 2014 5 Retweets 3 favorites 09/18 14:06 by Donna Edmunds Back in October last year Russell Brand made waves by urging people to incite revolution by not voting. He admitted in an interview with Jeremy Paxman that he had never voted, and never intended to, but went on to exhort people not to vote, claiming that democracy needed to be swept away....
  • Mother Teresa, ISIS and Abortion

    09/18/2014 10:38:19 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 2 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ryan L Gavini
    Mother Teresa died in 1997 but her view on abortion has a relevance to the infamous group known as ISIS. Let me first take you back in 1987 when I personally saw this legendary woman. She came to the Philippines to inaugurate the Home for the Dying. This is one of the many homes she was operating in more than 100 countries all across the world. I was a high school seminarian when she spoke to us in our chapel. I was one of the many who were spiritually and deeply moved by her saintly presence. What I could not...
  • MSNBC: Debbie Wasserman Schultz not on speaking terms with Barack Obama - is a political albatross

    09/18/2014 10:19:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/14 | Robert Laurie
    Damn. They figured it out. Given that she manages to embarrass Democrats every time she opens her mouth, it’s not surprising that I’ve come to love DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. No matter what the topic, regardless of how unpopular her party’s policies are, she can be counted on to spew the craziest, most inane bunch of lunacy you’ve ever heard. Whether it was her “I meant to do that” response to losing a projected win in Florida, her constant insistence that Dems love and are running on the extreme popularity of ObamaCare, or her doomed attempt to relaunch the...
  • Tragedy: Taxpayer-funded global warming musical has come to an end

    09/18/2014 10:13:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/14 | Dan Calabrese
    Final curtain. I don’t know how to break this one to you. There was a chance, my friends - a fleeting chance - for the creative community to capture the hearts of the nation concerning the true greatest threat to humanity. A theater company was on board. Taxpayer money was committed. The inevitable nationwide enthusiasm for the production would surely turn us all into activists for whatever action Democrats deem necessary to deal with global warming. New taxes. New federal controls on industry. A treaty empowering the United Nations to shut down our factories on the hint of carbon levels...
  • Grasping at Sawgrass

    09/18/2014 10:09:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/14 | Sarge
    Obama speaking about “no boots on the ground”, turning the sacrifice of our heroes into a cliché is a matter formerly called: “Grasping at straws” grasping at straws: to depend on something that is useless; to make a futile attempt at something. 2. trying to find some way to succeed when nothing you choose is likely to work 3. trying to find reasons to feel hopeful about a bad situation Free Dictionary by Farlex Sawgrass (Cladium jamaicense) isn’t a “true” grass. It’s a member of the sedge family, characterized by sharp teeth along the edges of each blade. Obama is...
  • Go Away. Hillary

    09/18/2014 10:03:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/14 | Alan Caruba
    I wish Hillary Clinton would simply go away and permit a serious election to occur Other than earning her law degree, name one thing that Hillary Clinton has accomplished on her own. Her accomplishments—slim as they are—have been achieved on the coattails of either Bill Clinton or Barack Obama. Had she not been the First Lady, would anyone have ever heard of her in the context of high power political posts? The short answer is no. She had traded on her celebrity and name recognition to become a Senator from New York and then, after a failed bid to become...
  • Liberal MP sees ‘beauty and light’ in ISIS head choppers

    09/18/2014 9:59:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    A Liberal government would offer no protection to the country from those who are seeking to destroy us. It’s scary. Parliament resumed sitting on Sept. 15 after the summer recess. During the Members’ Statement portion of Monday’s session, CPC member, Tom Lukiwski, (Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre) made a brief statement about the reasons his party was excited to be back in the House of Commons. One of the reasons stated was his government was “choosing to keep Canada strong and principled in a dark and dangerous world.”
  • Jihadi John: Joining the dots

    09/18/2014 9:21:56 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-18-14 | Robert H. Lee
    British Intelligence agency MI 5 said that they believe that they know the identity of the so called Jihadi John, the man captured on video beheading three Western men for crimes against ISIS. MI 5 is keeping the details under wraps and says that they are waiting to gather more solid intelligence before they any possible retaliation. After beheading another journalist, Steven Sotloff, ISIS is threatening to continue executing Westerners they hold captive. The execution was performed by 'Jihadi John' who spoke with a London accent. This brings home the danger facing western countries with the growing number of Muslim...
  • This Parallel Between LBJ’s And Obama’s War Plans Will Terrify You

    09/18/2014 9:19:46 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 18 September 2014 | Sean Davis
    Ed Morrissey over at HotAir has a great write-up on the new Wall Street Journal story about how President Obama plans to exert a great deal of “personal control” over Middle Eastern air strikes, so I won’t try to reprise his arguments. To briefly recap, here’s what the WSJ reported last night about Obama’s new strategy: The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential signoff for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said.Here’s...
  • W.Va. Democrat staffer hangs out the “Jews and Christians not welcome” sign

    09/18/2014 8:35:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/18/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Push them to decide, make them show their real face and Democrats will line up against America every time. It’s usually the kids that speak out of turn. You know, the three year old who runs around the Thanksgiving table spewing four letter words; the same ones he hears at home. The Democrat Party is loaded with “kids” of all ages who don’t understand why Democrats get elected. They think their candidates remain in office by telling the truth to people. They think Democrats stand up and talk about socialism and hatred for Israel, America and capitalism to get elected....
  • Obama's Ebola Agenda to Collapse the World Economy

    09/18/2014 8:29:50 AM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 69 replies
    Last few months spent gathering data and lining up the dominoes. Time to connect the dots. Obama sending US troops to West Africa to get infected and bring back here. Remember, it has a 21-day incubation period and new mutations very likely are undetectable. GENERAL: SENDING MILITARY TO FIGHT EBOLA ‘MISUSE’ OF SOLDIERS Ex-Delta Force commander stresses ‘great risk’ of infection Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/boykin-sending-military-to-fight-ebola-misuse-of-soldiers/#RDQcKjtdQIuiO0Op.99 World Bank: Ebola’s Economic Impact Could Be ‘Catastrophic’ http://time.com/3394147/ebola-world-bank/ US to begin Ebola hospital equipment lift to Liberia http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/09/18/us-to-begin-ebola-hospital-equipment-lift-to-liberia/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:%20foxnews/health%20(Internal%20-%20Health%20-%20Text) A French aid worker from the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has contracted the Ebola...
  • Greenfield: Don’t Mention the War

    09/18/2014 7:30:31 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, September 18, 2014 Don’t Mention the War Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Bill Clinton was ambiguous about the definition of “sex” and “is”. Barack Obama is uncertain about what the definition of “war” might be. And wars are central to the duties of the man in the White House. Whether or not we’re in a war depends on who you ask and on which day of the week you ask him. Secretary of State John Kerry said that bombing ISIS in two countries wasn’t a war. After the White House spokesman said it is a...
  • New Air Force Oath of Office: So Help Me, Me

    09/18/2014 4:55:48 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 11 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/18/14 | Steve Berman
      So help me, me. In a victory for the tombstone-dancing Military Religious Freedom Foundation (whose name implies the opposite of what they actually believe), the Air Force reversed its 2013 legal opinion requiring recruits to recite the entire Oath of Office when enlisting or receiving a commission in the U.S. Air Force.  By entire oath I mean including the part where “So help me God” is said at the end. The issue was originally raised back in 2013 when the MRFF found that the Air Force was enforcing the Federal laws requiring the entire oath as written.  I never...
  • VA Letter of Revocation of Second Amendment Rights

    09/18/2014 4:53:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This image of a VA letter revoking second amendment rights based on PTSD diagnosis appears to be legitimate.   I do not recall ever seeing this type of revocation being challenged in the courts.   As the decision is a bureaucratic one, not one that was made with due process through the courts, a challenge other than the appeal process might hold promise. The point here is that the VA should not have the power to unilaterally make this decision without court oversight.  The existence of an appeals process is not, in my opinion, sufficient due process.   I do not know...
  • Death Panel Recommends Death

    09/18/2014 4:47:14 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 13 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 9/18/2014 | Moneyrunner
    So it begins: Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life Taking care to make sure that Republicans are implicated, the NY Times hails death of the elderly. “The current system is geared towards doing more, more, more, and that system by definition is not necessarily consistent with what patients want, and is also more costly.” The operative word here is "costly."I have no problem with any old person expressing the wish to be left to die in peace. I have a big problem with Death Panels deciding that death is cheaper than life and making that the national...