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  • An American “Son of Fire” we must remember on this Memorial Day

    05/30/2016 8:23:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/30/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Let us never forget those who gave their life for our freedoms. Remembering the brave men and women who gave their “last full measure of devotion” for our freedoms, requires us to take a moment on this Memorial Day to focus on the individuals behind the numbers and remember they are not just names on a wall. One of those individuals who gave everything he had for us was Marine Captain John J. McKenna IV who was killed on August 16, 2006 during an operation in Fallujah, Iraq. The story of John McKenna’s life and death is the story of...
  • Memorial Day - Who would you like to honor/remember

    05/30/2016 7:18:49 AM PDT · by irish guard · 45 replies
    This is a totally personal thread meant to honor those who served. If there's already something like this out there, please have Jim Rob delete it.
  • REMEMBERING SERBIA'S GREAT GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH ON AMERICA'S MEMORIAL DAY.

    05/30/2016 5:29:42 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Aleksandra Rebic
    American Flag and the Flag of Serbia image courtesy of the Studenica Foundation. REMEMBERING SERBIA'S GREAT GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH ON AMERICA'S MEMORIAL DAY Taking to the Ravna Gora hills of Serbia 75 years ago in May of 1941 with only a handful of men to mount the first real resistance to Hitler's occupying forces in Europe was impressive. The guts it took and the resolve necessary for these men and their leader to initiate such a courageous act against the Nazi war machine that in 1941 appeared to be invincible seems almost inconceivable now. But it was real, and the...
  • Professor Resigns to Protest Freedom of Speech [semi-satire]

    05/29/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Contending that "so-called free speech is delusional," DePaul University sociology professor Dr. Shu-Ju Cheng has resigned her post in protest. The event that spurred Dr. Cheng's protest was the aborted speech of Milo Yiannopolis on the University's campus last week. Despite paying the University for security, student thugs were permitted to seize the stage and disrupt the speech. Cheng was outraged, not that thugs were allowed to drown out views with which they disagreed, but that Yiannopolis was invited "to air his anti-progressive message." "The whole concept of freedom of speech is an antiquated idea derived from dead white men,"...
  • The Value of Virtue (II)

    05/29/2016 1:16:56 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    In yesterday’s blog, I related the founding generation’s assumptions regarding the necessity of virtue in stable republics. Many conservatives today believe our early years after Independence was an idyllic era of strong private and public virtue. Some tend to disbelieve the 1787 Constitution was necessary. Resting on that belief, the same conservatives look about today, see nothing but corruption of public virtue, and throw their hands up in despair of ever returning the US to freedom. Contrary to common belief, the first dozen years after Independence were something of a governing and political mess. Right out of the chute in...
  • The Value of Virtue

    05/28/2016 1:43:50 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    I recently dusted off an old friend: Gordon S. Wood’s The Creation of the American Republic 1776 – 1787*. His research in the newspapers, pamphlets and sermons of the Revolutionary era led him to appreciate how complicated the creation of American political and constitutional structure really was. The individualistic and rights-oriented culture of today was not emphasized at all in 1776. No, the radical republicanism of the era stressed hostility to corruption of all sorts, and emphasized the importance of virtue for the public good. Perhaps everyone in the eighteenth century could have agreed that in theory no State was...
  • President Suggests Hillary's Email "a Matter for Voters to Decide" [semi-satire]

    05/27/2016 4:58:21 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Irritated that the media would dare to pose a question about the legality of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's unsecured email communications, President Obama refused to comment, suggesting that "whether she did anything that was really wrong is a matter for voters to decide. And from what I've seen so far, she's on her way to securing the Democratic nomination for president. I think that says the majority of Americans are okay with how she's handled it." The media's unwelcome inquiry was spurred by an 83-page State Department Inspector General's report calling Clinton's email operation an "inexcusable and willful...
  • I was better to End WWII with a Nuke than start the Korean War with one ~ Vanity

    05/27/2016 2:40:37 PM PDT · by GraceG · 66 replies
    All these threads about Hiroshima got me to do some thinking. What would have happened had by some miracle we didn't drop the nukes on Japan and they had surrendered after a the equivalent amount of firebombing but right before an invasion. Some libs would think this would have been the "best Case Scenario" but I think it would have been a disaster! This is why: After the two nukes hit Japan many news reels in the months and years after it showed off to the whole world the absolute horrors of what Nuclear Weapons could do. We saw images...
  • Hiroshima Survivor Recalls Bombing In Fight To Achieve Nuclear Disarmament

    05/27/2016 10:47:27 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    npr.org ^ | May 26, 2016 | npr
    ...So I crawled in the total darkness, and I got to the opening. And by the time I got there, the building was on fire. That meant most of the girls were burnt to death. Although that happened in the morning, it was already very dark, like twilight. And the two other girls managed to come out, and three of us looked around. And in the darkness, I could see some dark moving object approaching to me. They happened to be human beings shuffling from the center part of the city to where I was. They just didn't look like...
  • WI: Record Rat Hunt in Wisconsin in 1957

    05/27/2016 10:38:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of rattus norvegicus from youtube A close friend and mentor revealed details of a world record rat hunt that he accomplished in 1957.  It was casually mentioned, but as I showed interest, the details were clear and extraordinary.  In the 1950's, dumps were unregulated in Wisconsin.  It wasn't until the 1970's that sanitary regulations and increased affluence led to the end of dumps as breeding grounds for rats and other vermin.  Hunting rats at dumps was a common pastime.  I shot rats at dumps into the early 1970's. It helped keep the rat population down and increased hunting and...
  • GREENFIELD: Obama and Ho Chi Minh: Embracing Evil

    05/27/2016 2:59:16 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    FrontPage ^ | May 27, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama and Ho Chi Minh: Embracing Evil Defending Communist terror and demeaning American sacrifices. May 27, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. On his visit to meet with Communist leaders in Vietnam, Obama criticized the United States for having, “too much money in our politics, and rising economic inequality, racial bias in our criminal justice system.” He praised Ho Chi Minh’s evocation of the “American Declaration of Independence” and claimed that we had “shared ideals” with the murderous Communist dictator. Shortly after the “evocation”...
  • GREENFIELD: The Palestine Hoax

    05/27/2016 2:44:54 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 The Palestine Hoax Posted by Daniel Greenfield 150 years ago, Mark Twain visited Muslim-occupied Israel and wrote of “unpeopled deserts” and “mounds of barrenness”, of “forlorn” and “untenanted” cities. Palestine is “desolate”, he concluded. “One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings.” The same is true of the Palestinian Museum which opened with much fanfare and one slight problem. While admission is free, there’s nothing inside for any of the visitors to see except the bare walls. The Palestinian Museum had been in the works since 1998, but has no exhibits. The...
  • “Benjamin Franklin, an American Life”

    05/26/2016 9:14:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/26/16 | Ed Wood
    Sometimes the rigors of daily life just get too overwhelming, causing me to turn to other less stressful items of interest. So I am now reading, “Benjamin Franklin -- An American Life,” by famed biographer, Walter Isaacson. It is already an amazing story about an amazing man, and I am not half way through its 586 pages --- small type, no pictures! Benjamin Franklin: author, inventor, scientist, politician, raconteur. But he considered himself, first and foremost, to be a printer. And would generally sign his name, “Benjamin Franklin, printer.” For in that Colonial period, a printer was a person of...
  • The American Dream and Restoring its Promise

    05/25/2016 12:28:41 PM PDT · by fingers_crossed · 2 replies
    TheMainStreetView ^ | 5/25/2016 | Mainstreeter
    The American dream is given its name in 1931 James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream in his book, The Epic of America. He wrote, “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.”
  • Georgetown University’s ugly past has caught up with its PC administrators

    05/25/2016 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/25/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The corruption of our great institutions has often been brought about by their location and nearness to the worst influences in our society. Georgetown University’s location in Washington DC, the heart of America’s political cesspool, raises an interesting question about which institution corrupted which. Did Washington corrupt the Jesuit school or was it the school and its disgusting history that helped corrupt the workings of our government? Recently uncovered historical records have revealed that during a financial crisis in its earliest days, Georgetown was forced to sell off one of the Jesuit Order’s most valuable assets to stay afloat. In...
  • The "10% Flex" Tax plan, a novel idea for Taxes and Tariffs ~ Vanity

    05/24/2016 6:04:51 PM PDT · by GraceG · 29 replies
    GraceG
    When it comes to taxes, depending on whichever conservative you talk to they all have a different idea on what sort of tax plan would work best. Some want a national sales Tax, some want an income tax, and some even want a Tariff. So why not UNIFY under a plan that ALL of us can get behind? Here is an idea that I have been thinking about that i have never seen before. I call it the "10% Flex" Tax plan. Why is it flexible? It is flexible as it would allow congress to control what TYPE of taxes...
  • Senator Aims to Redefine "Violent Crimes" [semi-satire]

    05/24/2016 10:54:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 May 2016 | John Semmens
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is seeking a redefinition of "violent crimes." As a co-sponsor of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (SRCA), Booker is urging "a candid conversation about how we determine whether crimes are violent or not." "For too long a racist mindset has dominated how we look at crime," Booker charged. "In white society stabbing or shooting someone is considered abnormal and violent. This unfairly stigmatizes Black culture. Sentencing a minority offender based on white standards disproportionately impacts a vibrant segment of society." Booker urged that "we recognize the longer term history of racial...
  • Black Powder History Pt 1

    05/24/2016 9:25:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/24/2016 | Bob Shell
    Black Powder - Invention to ExplosionIt is believed that the Chinese have been using black powder for about a thousand years and they are generally credited with its invention starting with fireworks. Around 700 years ago someone came up with the idea that if you put some black powder in a tube with a rock it would expel the rock out at sufficient velocity to make it a weapon. Another early idea was to use reinforced bamboo to shoot arrows and darts. No one knows who thought of this, but they did indeed change the world. The general consensus is...
  • A Nation in Denial

    05/24/2016 1:34:51 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    Men naturally seek to better their conditions and protect what is theirs, among which is their country. I’m continually surprised that so many do not take a look at history, ours and that of other past republics, for clues to help reverse the despotism that is America 2016. Long-lived republics such as Rome and a few Greek city-states fell on hard political times in which freedom was threatened, yet they bounced back from the brink of ruin. No republic, including ours, just coasted along for hundreds of years on their original governing structures. When liberty was threatened, republican men went...
  • Imagine Bernezuela

    05/23/2016 6:40:42 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 6 replies
    My family left Marxism due to the horrors of human degradation. Bernie needs to go "kick the tires" and actually spend time living in the end game of his world view. It's not the "Eddie Bauer, Whole Foods" version of life, minus the horrid Republicans. I don't want to live in "Bernezuela". Been there, done that. That's what this election is all about. An existential fork in the road.
  • St Junipero Serra: Defender of Indians, American founding father

    05/23/2016 4:10:08 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 23 replies
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | Brian Ball
    I decided after reading some interesting things about St. Junipero Serra who was recently canonized a saint by Pope Francis to do an article about Junipero. I made some interesting discoveries. First and foremost the allegations that he butchered and murdered native Americans and created atrocities against them is false. Its a fantasy, another one in fact created by liberals, pushed by Chicano Marxists and that has been used to smear Christians and the white man. Nothing new. The left loves to romanticize about the American Indians make it look like they were happy and peaceful until whitey came and...
  • What really is Islam?

    05/23/2016 8:55:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/23/16 | Ed Wood
    Islam is not just a religion, or a form of government. It is a complete system, encompassing religious, legal, political, economic and military components, with each being utilized as required. “Muslims” are those that follow the Islamic doctrine. Islamic domination occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called “religious rights.” When politically correct and culturally diverse societies, such as ours, agree to seemingly reasonable Muslim demands for their religious liberties, they are subsequently enforced on the remainder of the population through the use of their political and military components. Dr. Peter Hammond, in his...
  • In Search of the Black Vote

    05/23/2016 5:30:24 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 13 replies
    self | J. Johnson
    Re-write of an older article – updated for the modern Trump era There have been many who have wondered why the black population in America votes solidly democrat. The percentages have become so one-sided that one side assumes they can say anything and still get ‘the black vote’, while the other believes nothing they say will win the black vote, so why bother. I believe that could change in today’s political climate with the right message and strategy. But first, let’s review why most blacks ‘allegedly’ vote democrat. It may not be for the reasons you think. The suffering in...
  • Open Carry at the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky

    05/23/2016 4:24:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Before the NRA meeting, it was well known that open carry would not be discouraged.  I entered Freedom Hall at the Louisville Kentucky Expo center this morning, as people were registering.  Within a minute, I had spotted three open carriers, and managed to get pictures.  From nraam.org: Firearms Carry Policy During the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted at Annual Meeting venues including the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), KFC Yum! Center Arena, and Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in accordance with Kentucky law. Firearms and knives will be prohibited in any areas temporarily...
  • It’s Okay To Compare Australia In 2016 With Nazi Germany, And Here’s Why

    Bad things happens when good people stay silent. Dr David Berger is speaking out.Above is a photo of my grandmother, Margot von Bentheim, taken with my mother in the Spring of 1925. She would have been 60 when I was born, but she died at the age of 35.A Jewish refugee from the Nazis, she committed suicide, alone, despairing and destitute in Chile in 1941, leaving a six-year-old girl with no Spanish – my aunt – to be brought up in an orphanage.The girl was not found again by the family for nine years, by which time she could no longer...
  • Congress votes to ban Confederate flags from VA cemeteries

    05/22/2016 6:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 22, 2016 | Madison Margolin
    Congress passed a proposal on Thursday that essentially bans Confederate flags from national cemeteries. With a 265-159 vote, the proposal makes it illegal to display the Confederate flag in Department of Veteran Affairs cemeteries – even on individual grave sites that honor soldiers who fought for the Confederacy, except on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day. Introduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D) of California, the proposal received support from 84 Republicans and all but two Democrats. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) of Georgia, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, voted against the amendment, while Representative Betty McCollum (D) of Minnesota...
  • Pope Confuses Christians [semi-satire]

    05/22/2016 11:32:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Pope Francis startled many Catholics this week by likening Jesus' admonition to his apostles to go forth and preach the Gospel to Mohamed's call for Muslims to wage jihad against unbelievers, calling both "incitements to conquest." "In a way, beheading someone or blowing them up may be less intrusive than Jesus' command to 'love thy neighbor' or to 'turn the other cheek,'" Francis said. "The jihadi attacks the body, but the Christian missionary invades the soul. Even the most grievous injury to the flesh is transitory. But changing a person's soul persists beyond his temporary Earthly existence." Francis went on...
  • The Supreme Court’s ruling on the continued existence of the United States

    05/22/2016 8:56:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/22/16 | Doug Book
    In 2013 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Bond vs the United States. Posted on the Coach is Right website that year, the following piece made it clear that a ruling in favor of arguments presented by Obama Solicitor General, Donald Verrilli would have a disastrous effect on liberty. In 2012, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) vs Sebelius (ObamaCare) was considered by many to be among the most significant cases heard by the Supreme Court in decades. On its outcome would depend the continued liberty of the American people. For if our elected officials...
  • Ten Arabic Words: A challenge to national security professionals engaged in the Global War On Terror

    05/22/2016 7:32:15 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 84 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | May 20th, 2016 | Matthew Bracken
    Ten Arabic Words: A challenge to national security professionals engaged in the Global War On Terror If you are a politically-correct bliss-ninny with a coexist bumper sticker slapped on the back of your Subaru, and you don’t have the slightest clue what the following ten words mean, then this essay is not meant for you. You are excused. dawah, dhimmi, hijra, jizya, kafir, shaheed, shariah, takfir, taqiyya, ummah But if you are a national security professional, senior military officer or political leader involved in any aspect of the “Global War On Terror,” AKA “Countering Violent Extremism,” these are ten words...
  • AL: Free Carry Permits for Retired Military Veterans

    05/22/2016 4:15:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley signed HB98, which provides for retired veterans who qualify, to obtain free pistol permits.  The bill was popular with the legislature, passing nearly unanimously. HB98 passed the House 93 to 4 with 3 abstentions. It passed the Senate 30 to 2 with no abstentions on 3 May, 2016, and was signed into law by Governor Bently on 13 May, 2016. The bill applies to retired military veterans who are non-disability retirees from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard or Marines, or any reserve component thereof. From the HB98(pdf): 24  (b) Any retired military veteran who...
  • White House Defends Rhodes’ Lies [semi-satire]

    05/21/2016 10:41:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 May 2016 | John Semmens
    While Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes’ lies about the Iran deal are a self-admitted matter of public record, an irate GOP controlled Congress will not be permitted to call him to testify. Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest brushed aside Rhodes’ admission in a New York Times feature article that “we fabricated the narrative and played the media like a fiddle,” as a “youthful mistake borne of an excess of enthusiasm. The fact of the matter is that Mr. Rhodes has the full confidence of President Obama and was carrying out his directives as he briefed the media regarding the...
  • Yale: John Calhoun Stays - But What About Elihu Yale?

    05/21/2016 5:35:57 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 3 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 19 May 2016 | Richard Williams
    So if we use the same logic used in regards to Confederate figures and icons in the South, Yale should change its name. Why don't we hear that demand from the "historians" in the blogosphere? That's simple. It does not serve the purpose of their agenda, at least not yet. And maybe, in this instance, the administration at Yale realized that Calhoun was the low-hanging fruit and once he had been vanquished, the offended would aim higher - at Elihu Yale. And what might alumni benefactors have to say about that? All that there moral reformin' could get expensive. Virtue-signaling...
  • PA: Black People with Guns Matter

    05/21/2016 3:44:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image From Instagram Maj Toure is a 29 year old black activist in Philadelphia who wants black people  in urban centers to exercise their Second Amendment rights.  From philly.com: Toure is a young African American man who grew up in North Philadelphia watching the destruction caused by gun violence, but who nonetheless was attracted to firearms, and became an official, dues-paying NRA member and legal gun owner. "The stigma, especially in an urban environment like Philly, is if you have a gun, you're either law enforcement or the bad guy," Toure said when we talked recently. "What we're trying to...
  • Equating today’s Jihad with the Crusades is an Islamist’s lie perpetuated by the western media

    05/20/2016 8:45:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/20/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Since the beginning of the most recent uprisings by the cowardly Islamic world, we have repeatedly been told by their apologists that Muslim attacks on the civilized world are merely a continuation of their response to the Crusades. They insist the Crusades are the moral equivalent and justification for jihad. The accompanying video, featuring Bill Warner PhD, demolishes this lie in a well-constructed 5 minutes presentation. Dr. Warner uses simple and effective graphics showing us the HUGE disparity in the number of battles initiated by the Christian Crusaders and those made by the loathsome Islamists since the 7th century. The...
  • Greenfield: The Trouble With Facebook

    05/20/2016 5:59:35 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, May 19, 2016 The Trouble With Facebook Posted by Daniel Greenfield Despite the denials, the stories about Facebook’s bias are real. But the bias isn’t there because of the company’s new technology. Facebook is biased because of its reliance on the biased old media. Facebook’s trending topics wasn’t the automatic system that the company wanted people to think it was. Instead it hired young journalists with new media experience to “curate” its news feed. And plenty of them proved to be biased against conservative news and sources. Meanwhile someone at the top of Facebook’s dysfunctional culture wanted to play...
  • H.R.2822 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

    05/20/2016 5:04:47 AM PDT · by philman_36 · 9 replies
    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d114:HR02822: ^ | 5-20-16 | U.S. House of Representatives
    A BILL Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes, namely: Amendments... H.AMDT.592 (A062) Amends: H.R.2822 Sponsor: Rep Huffman, Jared [CA-2] (offered 7/7/2015) AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION: Amendment inserted...
  • Audie Murphy, a genuine hero, is finally honored by the "conservative" State of his birth

    05/19/2016 8:44:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/19/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    Fully sixteen years after the State of Texas began honoring its military heroes with the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor, the most decorated combat soldier of World War II was finally recognized by Governor Rick Perry and the Texas legislature. Born in the Lone Star State in 1924, the 5'6", 130lb Audie Leon Murphy was told he was too small to make it in the Navy or the US Marines. So the baby-faced, underaged Texan enlisted in the Army and in early 1942 was shipped to North Africa as part of the Third Infantry Division. And in 3 years of...
  • Greenfield: Only Islam Can Save Us From Islam

    05/19/2016 8:27:37 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies
    FrontPage ^ | May 18, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Only Islam Can Save Us From Islam If we didn’t have Muslim immigration, we wouldn’t need Muslims to help us fight Muslim terrorism. May 18, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. In the Washington Post, Petraeus complained about the “inflammatory political discourse that has become far too common both at home and abroad against Muslims and Islam.” The former general warned that restricting Muslim immigration would “undermine our ability to defeat Islamist extremists by alienating and undermining the allies whose help we most need...
  • The Most Important Story This Political Season

    05/19/2016 6:03:50 AM PDT · by stayathomemom · 16 replies
    Dr. Anthony Napoleon ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Dr Anthony Napoleon
    An Avowed Socialist is a Viable Candidate for President of the United States Let that headline sink in for a moment. I know what you’re thinking: Senator Sanders doesn’t have a chance. Before you get too much solace from that denial ridden and self-comforting thought, you’re missing the point. Put aside your desire to soothe your jagged nerves and consider that for the FIRST TIME in American history, an avowed socialist is a VIABLE candidate for President of the United States. How did we get here? Well, to begin with, Baby Boomers are no longer the largest demographic group in...
  • WI: Open Carry in a Wisconsin Auto Mishap

    05/19/2016 4:04:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the way to Wisconsin from Dallas, I had a minor automotive mishap.  I was on Highway 151, just across the Mississippi, and the Wisconsin border, when the battery light came on.  I had considered changing out the battery in Arizona when I left, but thought it could take one more trip.  I was wrong.  Things started going crazy with the sensors and instruments a few miles later, but I managed to take the first exit and ended up in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Dodgeville, trying to diagnose the problem.  The parking lot seemed like a decent place...
  • Winston Churchill's Doctor's Note Allowing Him to Drink "Unlimited" Alcohol in Prohibition America

    05/18/2016 4:54:22 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 24 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 05/17/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Winston Churchill arrived in the United States for a long (40 stop) lecture tour in December of 1931, and shortly after his arrival was struck by a car while crossing the street. A cab carried him off to Lenox Hill Hospital where he was treated for a deep gash to the head, a fractured nose, fractured ribs, and severe shock. He spent two weeks in the hospital, where he also developed pleurisy. Six weeks after the accident, he resumed an reduced 14-stop version of the tour, despite his fears that he would prove unfit. Dr. Otto Pickhardt, Lenox Hill’s admitting...
  • AL: Cheap Gun is Enough Gun for Homeowner

    05/18/2016 4:29:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from wkrg.com The RG 23 is the quintessential cheap handgun.   It never had a good reputation.  Many have claimed a lack of reliability, so I suspect that quality control was not in the same class as the old Smith & Wesson revolvers. The rough trigger makes accuracy difficult, even for experienced shooters.  The steel inserts in ZAMAK alloy construction are corrosion cells waiting to happen.  The revolvers are so inexpensive, they are not economically worth repairing.  They sold, in 1969, for 19.95.  The current price on the used market is about $50. But, they are a gun.  They...
  • The Fire Squad Wall of the Church

    05/17/2016 11:22:01 AM PDT · by annalex · 30 replies
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    Temple of the Resurrection of the Lord The northern wall St. Petersburg, Russia Here, the priests, the deacons, the cemetery workers, and the temple flock, as well as other citizens were shot.
  • America Goes Away: Fred Left Behind in Mexico

    05/17/2016 7:50:15 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 51 replies
    Fred Reed On Everything ^ | May 12, 2016 | Fred Rees
    Mail arrives in my inbox all the time, telling me that by going to Mexico I have sold out, fled, abandoned the United States. I’m a coward and a traitor, just like Lord Haw Haw, and Kim Philby, and probably hate America more than Barack Obama does. It is is irrational. They think that just because I went to Mexico, I left the US. They don’t understand. I didn’t leave the United States. It left me. It was a bait-and-switch operation. I signed on to one country, and they slipped another in under me. I want my money back. In...
  • Thoughts on the Internal Police Power

    05/17/2016 1:28:57 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    At least two historic American statesmen attempted to insert the guarantee of internal police power to the states in both the Constitution and Articles of Confederation. Connecticut delegate Roger Sherman to the Federal Convention tried several times to prevent federal interference with any state’s “Internal Police.” On his final attempt, the motion failed bigtime by an 8-3 vote. What is Internal Police, why was its retention by the states not made explicit at the convention, and what effect could such a clause have had on American governance two hundred years later? Under Internal Police, a government has the power to...
  • Debate on Pot Legalization Heats up in California [semi-satire]

    05/16/2016 10:30:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    The debate over a California initiative to legalize recreational marijuana sparked heated rejoinders from both sides this week. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) suggested that legalization "will better deploy law enforcement resources. Energy that is now put into harassing inoffensive users of marijuana can be redirected toward suppressing more serious crimes like rape and murder." Leading opponent of legalization, Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney, president of the California Police Chiefs Association, challenged the Congressman "to name one so-called rape or murder victim who might otherwise have been spared if police officers weren't occupied enforcing our drug laws." "Potheads like to portray...
  • More Powerful Than a Bomb

    05/16/2016 5:13:18 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 20 replies
    Belmont Club ^ | 5-15-2016 | Richard Fernandez
    (snip) Explosives can achieve gross destruction. But it misses things between the craters; by contrast a mental bomb can destroy civilization itself; its value, institutions, goals and even its grip upon reality. In the contest between Panzer division and Manifesto, the manifesto appears far the more powerful. The computer revolution has given us the tools to understand why Communism has so much devastating power. We can now recognize it as history's greatest and most dangerous piece of intellectual malware, whose only true rival is radical Islam. It tricks the social network into thinking you can get something for nothing; it...
  • NPR Highlights Problems with "Smart" Guns

    05/15/2016 4:32:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    All Things Considered is an iconic program from National Public Radio (NPR).  They have a reliably "progressive" approach to the world, but sometimes they stumble onto inconvenient truths.  That is what seems to have happened a month ago when NPR ran this story on how a naive investor pushed Colt to develop a so called "smart" gun, which is actually a "stupid" gun. First, the push for the "stupid" gun came from the new owner of the company, Donald Zilkha.  He was a banker from New York City.  He did not own a gun.  I suspect, he knew nothing...
  • White House Dismisses Court Ruling on Obamacare [semi-satire]

    05/14/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Federal Judge Rosemary Collyer's ruling that the Obama Administration has been illegally subsidizing health insurance companies failed to faze the President or his minions. Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest mocked "the impotence of the President's political opponents. These court cases are an act of desperation. The GOP has lost this battle in the public arena. Voters reelected President Obama. That gives him all the mandate he needs to govern this country. Complaining that Congress never appropriated the money for the subsidies seeks to elevate a constitutional technicality above the will of voters." The "constitutional technicality" that Judge Collyer found persuasive...
  • Greenfield: Obama's Latest Amnesty for Drug Dealers

    05/12/2016 6:31:21 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    FrontPage ^ | May 12, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama’s Latest Amnesty for Drug Dealers Freeing drug dealers, terrorizing communities. May 12, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Charlie Brown used to run a fortified crack house in South Providence. Surveillance cameras kept an eye out for cops and a steel-reinforced door was built to keep them out.  Brown had been dealing drugs for at least nine years. He had two previous drug convictions dating back to his twenties. His drug money was used to buy real estate, renovating and renting out the...