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  • Debo Adegbile: At least one enemy Obama was not able to force on us

    09/17/2014 10:35:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/17/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    To the great delight of those who value and cherish American freedoms, Barack Obama has once again failed to put the power to destroy our Constitution in the hands of Debo Adegbile. Monday this warrior of destruction was forced to withdraw his name from consideration as Obama’s attack dog at the Department of Justice. He would have been the chief Civil Rights lawyer for Eric Holder, another enemy of our freedoms. The magnitude of this victory cannot be overstated. What we have avoided is the placement of a yet another man who is essentially a foreigner being placed in a...
  • Progressivism and America's Tradition of Natural Law and Natural Rights

    09/16/2014 11:20:16 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    The U.S. Constitution, as its framers understood it, was a means to an end. It was crafted and adopted for the sake of achieving the natural-law principles referred to in the Declaration of Independence. The progressives understood this very clearly as well. The robust regulatory and redistributive aims of the progressive policy agenda were inevitably at odds with the natural-law theory of the founding. This basic fact makes understandable Woodrow Wilson’s admonition (in an address ostensibly honoring Thomas Jefferson) that, “if you want to understand the real Declaration of Independence, do not repeat the preface.” Do not, in other words,...
  • Golden Apple; Silver Frame

    09/16/2014 11:15:24 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 1 replies
    Constitutional Writes ^ | Apr 24, 2012 | Jim O'Neill
    The US Constitution is much more important, and in much greater danger than most people realize. I will discuss both issues in this article. Some people believe, and I am one of them, that there is one short passage in our founding documents that encapsulates, enshrines, and defines what is so unique and important about the US Constitution, and the United States of America. Oddly enough it is not to be found in the Constitution at all – it is in “The Declaration of Independence.” I am talking about the preamble to the Declaration – specifically the first sentence. Without...
  • Greenfield: Americans Alone

    09/16/2014 1:06:22 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Americans Alone Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog For the first time in American statistical history, the majority of American adults are single. 124 million or 50.2% of Americans are single. Some will get married, but increasing numbers never will.  Demographically a population of single adults means the death of the Republican Party. It eliminates the possibility of libertarian and fiscally conservative policies. It leads inevitably to the welfare state. Single people are less likely to have a support system that keeps them from becoming a public charge. Children born to single parents...
  • Time

    09/16/2014 12:39:30 PM PDT · by mojito · 3 replies
    Belmont Club/PJ Media ^ | 9/15/2014 | Richard Fernandez
    The signs of the times as read by the Roger Cohen of New York Times at least in his piece The Great Unraveling throw shadows upon a doubtful scene. He surveys our age and writes, “it was a time of beheadings. … a time of aggression. … a time of breakup. … a time of weakness…. a time of hatred. … a time of fever. … a time of disorientation.” And yet they had come to that pass sleep-walking, unmindful “until it was too late and people could see the Great Unraveling for what it was and what it had...
  • GERMAN ARMY IN WW2 - (IN COLOR)

    09/16/2014 9:50:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 09/14/14
    The title of this video is the German Army in WW2 (IN COLOR). However, it’s the British, the Russians, the U.S. and the Germans. I’ve seen a lot of WWII real life footage, but it amazes me that I still see new footage. Watch it in full screen mode (just left click the bottom right square in the video when it's playing) seems to make it more real vs. just looking at the current smaller size.
  • 50 Generations of Inbreeding Created the Many Deranged Morons u Now See Chopping Heads on YouTube

    09/16/2014 3:15:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 65 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    As you may have heard previously (if you live in the West), Muslim inbreeding is a HUGE problem that nobody in the Islamic world has had the courage to confront -or even acknowledge- due to it's outright endorsement by Muhammed, who led-by-example and married his own first cousin. But the (ongoing) genetic damage to the offspring in such marriages is severe... and naturally, getting worse within any society in which this nonsense is allowed to continue. Of course, the practice of first-cousin-or-closer marriage is banned in civilized, Judeo-Christian countries, as it has been since the days of Moses. Conversely, it was sanctioned...
  • Hardy Perennial: Some Prog Sissy Whines that the Star Spangled Banner is Too Militaristic

    09/15/2014 5:50:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | September 15, 2014 | Ace
    In Politico Magazine, but discussed at the National Review. Our anthem is too militaristic? Um, we're not even in the top fifteen. Here are the first few stanzas of the French national anthem. I've bolded my favorite parts. Let's go children of the fatherland, The day of glory has arrived! Against us tyranny's Bloody flag is raised! (repeat) In the countryside, do you hear The roaring of these fierce soldiers? They come right to our armsTo slit the throats of our sons, our friends! (Refrain) Grab your weapons, citizens! Form your battalions! Let us march! Let us march!Let their impure...
  • Pope Francis: The Destroyer prophesied by Saint Francis?

    09/15/2014 11:04:46 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 63 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 15, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Irish Central reports: "Pope Francis continues to amaze. He married 20 couples on Sunday in Rome several of them “living in sin” having had children outside marriage. 'The people getting married on Sunday are couples like many others,' the diocese of Rome said in a statement. 'Some already live together, some already have children.' The Pope said marriage was 'real life, not some TV show.' In marrying them he he kicked away one of the bulwark beliefs of the sex-obsessed hierarchy in the old church, the belief that sex outside marriage was a heinous and immoral act. All of us...
  • Happy fantasies vs unpleasant realities about Islam

    09/15/2014 10:33:49 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 15, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Here's an excellent analysis of Islam through the ages and now. It is one of the best I have seen. I do what I do because I am what I am. Dr. Durie lives in Australia and is a life-long adherent to the Anglican religion. He focuses on Islam as it is -- violent and demanding the submission of everyone -- not peaceful and accommodating of others -- as multiculturalists want to believe and to convince others to believe. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tfIG3bDVAs] Video linkUntil our citizens, media, "foreign policy" savants and political "leaders" cease their insufferable political correctness, comprehend the realities of Islam and behave in accordance with those...
  • What Remains of Iraq/Syria's 2000-year-old Christian Community- in Photos

    09/15/2014 3:05:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    ISIS torched an 1800-yr-old church at Mosul, Iraq       (Photo: Ankawa4All)  Full gallery at Reaganite Republican...
  • Greenfield: The Headchopper Next Door

    09/14/2014 6:50:34 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 25 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, September 14, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, September 14, 2014 The Headchopper Next Door Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Every week another lad or lass from St. Louis, Toronto or Sydney makes the trip through Turkey to the Islamic State. A reporter dispatched by a local paper to talk to the neighbors scribbles down the same recollections about how nice and normal Jihad Joe or Jihad Jane was. Classmates remember a loud partier or a shy student. Neighbors mention that everything seemed normal until those last few years when he began wearing a robe and she began wearing a burka. The Somali...
  • Charles Krauthammer, the Assault Weapon Ban, and Shannon Watts

    09/14/2014 5:01:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On April 5th, 1996, Charles Krauthammer gave his reasons for supporting the 1994 Clinton Assault Weapon Ban.   The column was called "Disarm the Citizenry.  But Not Yet." in the Washington Post.   Ultimately, a civilized society must disarm its citizenry if it is to have a modicum of domestic tranquillity of the kind enjoyed in sister democracies like Canada and Britain. Given the frontier history and individualist ideology of the United States, however, this will not come easily. It certainly cannot be done radically. It will probably take one, maybe two generations. It might be 50 years before the United...
  • Obama understands neither war nor Islam

    09/14/2014 11:58:58 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 23 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 14, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Winston Churchill understood both. Instead of "blood, toil, tears and sweat," Obama offers a coalition of unwilling nations which reject our basic values of freedom. He intends to arm and train "moderate" Islamists who not only reject our basic values but are likely to help the Islamic State and its various cohorts and permutations. Islam is as Islamists doIs Islam the "religion of peace? Here's a video of a debate held nearly three years ago in New York City. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFvklPpGZtA] Video linkWhile arguing that Islam is now peaceful, the debaters so arguing also argued that they hoped it would become so. One even urged those watching the debate to vote...
  • The animals that served in the first world war – in pictures

    09/14/2014 4:38:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 12, 2014
    During the first world war millions of animals were used for transport, to carry vital communications and as companions to the troops. This week, the PDSA posthumously awarded an honorary Dickin Medal – the ‘animal VC’ – to the horse Warrior, on behalf of all the animals involved. Warrior served throughout the whole campaign with General Jack Seely, surviving machine-gun attacks, shells and the mud of Passchendaele. One of the millions of horses used during the course of the war is winched ashore at Thessaloniki, Greece. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis Dogs were often used by the British army to pull machine...
  • The Lethality of Shootings in Wisconsin

    09/13/2014 5:07:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    How many people who are deliberately shot survive, compared to those who are shot and killed?  Some early work on this subject was done decades ago.    In 1985, Cook found that about 15% of assault linked gunshot victims that were known to police, died.  That would be a ratio of 5.67 to one. A recent study by the Urban Institute(pdf) helps to shed some light on this ratio.  It gives fairly precise figures for firearm assault injuries that are reported by hospitals, for Black males 15-34. By finding the ACS numbers for the population of 15-34 year old...
  • Medal of Honor: Lawrence Joel, Specialist 6, United States Army

    09/13/2014 7:20:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Arlington National Cemetery ^ | March 2006 | Michael Robert Patterson, webmaster
    Born at Winston-Salem, North Carolina, February 22, 1928, he earned the Medal of Honor in Vietnam while serving as a Medical Corpsman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade on November 8, 1965. In spite of being wounded himself, he saved the lives of many members of his unit. He was presented the Medal of Honor by President Johnson on March 9, 1967 at the White House. He was the first living black American to have received the Medal of Honor since the Spanish-American War in 1898. He died on February 4, 1984 and was...
  • Greenfield: Friday Afternoon Roundup - Our Hero

    09/12/2014 6:19:12 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, September 12, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, September 12, 2014 Friday Afternoon Roundup - Our Hero Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog OUR HERO September 11 had disrupted the multicultural consensus by raising serious questions about immigration and Islam. It had also thrown away the consensus that the collapse of the USSR had made American military power obsolete. Obama had come to revive these consensuses and as recently as the last election dismissed Romney as a reactionary warmonger who didn’t understand the new world order. Obama had declared victory over an undefeated enemy. He had passed off a strategic withdrawal as a victory....
  • A day to remember, a war to fight

    09/12/2014 9:14:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/14 | Tom Delay
    President Obama's speech Wednesday night showed he still doesn't get it, that after six years in office he still can't grasp what Mr. Bush understood six minutes When the first plane hit, I was participating in a press conference so insignificant I can’t even recall what the topic was. But on that ordinary day, a beautiful fall morning in Washington, I was privileged to witness some of the most extraordinary and inspiring acts of courage and sacrifice of my entire life in public office. As our press conference proceeded on a little corner just outside the Capitol building, you could...
  • 9/11 Not a Tragedy… An Act of War

    09/12/2014 8:29:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    We Shall Never Forget The attacks against the United States on New York City’s Twin Towers at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon located just outside of Washington DC in Arlington County, Virginia and Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 was not a tragedy, but an act of war against the United States of America. Tragedy is defined as, “An event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress, such as a serious accident, crime, or natural catastrophe.” The flight of planes hijacked by terrorists and flown into the two towers, and the Pentagon, was not a serious accident, a crime, or...
  • If You Want to Get into a Really Big War, Elect a Liberal

    09/12/2014 8:28:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/14 | Selwyn Duke
    So what can we expect from our detached-from-reality ignorance mongers? If I pointed out that involvement in every major 20th-century conflict the US was part of occurred on liberals’ watch, it might not be entirely fair. True, there was WWI under Wilson, WWII under FDR, Korea under Truman, and Vietnam under Kennedy and Johnson. But the second Great War needed to be fought, four conflicts aren’t exactly a scientific sample, and some could contend that these men were, to some extent, victims of timing and circumstance. It also should be said that with modernity’s characteristic flaw of relativism causing ever...
  • Best ISIS Strategy Another Lepanto

    09/12/2014 8:20:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/14 | Judi McLeod
    The Holy League stopped in its tracks the Ottoman Empire from expanding further along the European side of the Mediterranean In the strange language of the CIA, ISIS can ‘muster’ between 20,000 and 31,500 ‘fighters’. With another ISIS beheading threatened for as soon as next week, we have a president who calls ISIS ISIL and a CIA who calls ISIS ”fighters” rather than terrorists.
  • Obama, the Islamic State and Islam, the enemy which shall not be named.

    09/12/2014 5:51:48 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 11, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Islam is the greatest threat to the civilized world. Obama denies that it is any threat and maintains that it is peaceful.Minutes into His address to the nation (full text here) on the eve of two September 11 attacks, one in 2001 and another in 2012, Obama stated: Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war...
  • Civil War massacre launched reparations debate

    09/11/2014 6:50:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post's Style Blog ^ | September 11, 2014 | Gillian Brockell
    On a rainy night in early 1865, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton arrived in Savannah, Ga. — which the Union had captured weeks earlier — with a question: What should become of newly free black people? It was a question that many in power had been asking for some time. What was different this time was to whom the question was posed: the newly free black people themselves. It was a visit born of a massacre about a month before, and it launched a debate that continues to this day. The issue of where these people should go had dogged...
  • Ten Myths about Islam - Exposing Islamic Lies

    09/11/2014 9:00:37 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    Ten Myths about Islam ^ | 2010 | Tim Dunkin
    Preface A wise man named Francis Bacon once said that knowledge is power. Certainly this is true when dealing with foreign, and often hostile, ideologies that confront our Western civilization and way of life. One of these ideologies is Islam. Americans, and Westerners in general, whether Christian or not, are all too often still dangerously ill-informed about Islam. Many people in the West hear and believe the propaganda promoted by various Muslim groups, but fail to search out the facts about the history, theology, and psychology of the Islamic phenomenon. While knowledge may be power, ignorance can render a person,...
  • Divided We Stand

    09/11/2014 8:52:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/11/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    The raw reaction in the aftermath of an event is the true one and the more distance we put between ourselves and that reaction also increases our distance from the truth. Time brings distance to all events. No pain is as fresh twenty years later as on the day it happened. The shock of the impossible becomes the new normal and then it becomes more background noise. “A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic,” Joseph Stalin said. The statisticians in Doha, Tehran and Riyadh know it quite well when they count up their numbers. Compound...
  • Greenfield: Divided We Stand

    09/11/2014 7:45:48 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 Divided We Stand Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Time brings distance to all events. No pain is as fresh twenty years later as on the day it happened. The shock of the impossible becomes the new normal and then it becomes more background noise. "A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic," Joseph Stalin said. The statisticians in Doha, Tehran and Riyadh know it quite well when they count up their numbers. Compound death is more than a statistic; it is incomprehensible. The banal media coverage of September...
  • Islam is the Face of Evil

    09/11/2014 7:45:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/11/14 | Alan Caruba
    Right now, the right thing is the destruction of the Islamic State “ISIS is not Islamic”, said Barack Obama as he gave yet another vapid speech to say what he will or will not do next about the threat of Islam. What he said is both idiotic and a lie. ISIS calls itself the Islamic State. Obama used the word “war” only once, but ISIS is all about war—-an Islamic holy war that has been waged since 632 AD. The one person neither named, nor blamed is the so-called prophet, Mohammad, yet everything being done by the jihadists today is...
  • Lest we forget: FReepers Barbara K. Olson (bko) and John Moran (BCM) Sept 11, 2001

    09/11/2014 4:54:03 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 27 replies
    one man's opinion...
    We all have our memories and thoughts of that not so long ago day, 9/11. Today is another anniversary, and yes, the 13th isn't somehow as memorable as the 10th, or the 15th. On 9/11/2001, Free Republic lost two wonderful people, Barbara Olson and John Moran. While the events of that date fade into history, it is important that we never forget the people involved. Free Republic is many things, but above all it is a community of those who cherish and hold dear a set of core beliefs, values, and principles. And it is thus right and proper that...
  • In ISIS Speech President Seeks To Define What Religions May Believe

    President Obama sounded like President Bush in his speech last night, ordering military strikes against ISIS. Not surprisingly the left gushed over the speech, declaring it “nuanced.” Pointless or a day late and a dollar short are more accurate descriptions. ISIS has been a growing threat for months, having been dismissed by Obama as the “JV” team. A handful of airstrikes and 475 “boots on the ground” aren’t going to deter a group like ISIS. The Nobel Peace Prize President is leading us into war. Is anyone confident it will turn out well? Perhaps the highlight of Obama’s absurd speech...
  • 9/11 American National Anthem Buckingham Palace

    09/10/2014 5:15:26 PM PDT · by BCW · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10 SEPT 2014 | BCW
    9/11 American National Anthem Buckingham Palace
  • [Watch] Obama Taking Credit for Building a Coalition That Already Existed Is Not Him....

    09/10/2014 11:42:28 AM PDT · by blueyon · 2 replies
    gopthedailydose.com ^ | 9/09/14 | Rick Wells
    [Watch] Obama Taking Credit for Building a Coalition That Already Existed Is Not Him “Putting One Together” Hussein Obama is no stranger to assigning unearned blame or to taking undeserved credit for the deeds of others. To hear him tell it, you’d almost think he was the one who personally fired the shots that took out Osama bin Laden. He’s been a spectator on the sidelines as the situation deteriorated in Iraq, but now he’s publicly positioning himself as being behind the creation of a coalition in the Middle East and North Africa to deal with ISIS. David Rothkopf, CEO...
  • TX: Dove Hunting Disaster

    09/10/2014 3:46:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Hunting in the United States is an extremely safe sport, much safer than swimming, football, baseball, or soccer.   Accidents are rare.   Accidents involving five year olds are rarer still.   When they happen, they make national news. In Humble, Texas, a five year old accidentally shot himself while he accompanied his 11 year old brother who was hunting dove. I started hunting independently, about the same age, often accompanied by younger brothers.  I can relate, and feel an intense sympathy for the young man, his brother, and the family.    From abc13.com: Neighbors filled in the gaps, telling us the boys...
  • We Used To Sleep In Two Segments Every Night Until Electricity Was Invented

    09/09/2014 9:06:31 PM PDT · by blam · 97 replies
    BI - Barking Up The Wrong Tree ^ | 9-9-2014 | Eric Barker
    Eric Barker, Barking Up The Wrong Tree September 9, 2014Roger Ekrich noticed many old books, including Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales", referenced two periods of sleep being the norm in their era. Via Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep: ...Ekirch somehow rediscovered a fact of life that was once as common as eating breakfast. Every night, people fell asleep not long after the sun went down and stayed that way until sometime after midnight. This was the first sleep that kept popping up in the old tales. Once a person woke up, he or she would stay that way...
  • War, Culture, & the Minds of Nations Did Germany’s cultural avant-garde cause WWI? Vice versa?

    09/09/2014 9:19:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 8, 2014 | John O’Sullivan
    German infantry at the Vistula River, 1916We are accustomed to thinking that such real-world physical experiences as war, defeat, and economic ruin produce such psychological, cultural, artistic, and social responses as disillusionment, frenzy (including frenzied enjoyments), and despair in the collective mind. The First World War — which, exactly 100 years later, we are now remembering, and whose lessons we are still pondering — seems to confirm and illustrate this belief. It was an event whose magnitude and impact we find hard to grasp even today. Though it began in the Balkans, it spread across the world to all continents...
  • From ‘Lyin’ Lyndon’ to ‘Thieving Thad': The Eerie Similarities Between Texas ’48 and Mississippi ’14

    09/09/2014 4:46:10 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 21 replies
    Mississippi Conservative Daily ^ | September 7, 2014 | Ryan S. Walters
    Chris McDaniel and I are good friends and have been since our days together in grade school. He read my book, The Last Jeffersonian, while it was still in manuscript form and gave it a great blurb. I trust his judgment 100 percent and, given a conversation we had a couple of years ago, I would like to think he trusts mine just as much. It was a day in early 2012 and we sat down to lunch at one of our favorite spots, Pasquale’s in Laurel. He wanted to discuss the possibility of challenging Thad Cochran for the US...
  • Trayvon Martin’s attorney encourages students to advocate for social justice

    09/09/2014 12:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Jasmine Rand, the attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family in the State of Florida v. George Zimmerman trial, spoke at Lehigh on Thursday in a lecture called “Sexualizing Race, Gendering Sex.” Trayvon Martin was a young African-American man walking home from a 7-Eleven in Sanford, Fla., late at night while wearing a hoodie and holding a package of Skittles. George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator for Martin’s gated community, shot him for “looking suspicious.” Throughout the trial that followed the incident, the phrase “I am Trayvon Martin” was used to generate support for the victim. “That phrase, it was born on...
  • Greenfield: Obama's "Iraqization" of America

    09/09/2014 12:04:27 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, September 09, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Obama's "Iraqization" of America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog When it comes to Iraq, Obama lectures the Sunnis and the Shiites on getting along and forming a government that won't exist for the sole benefit of a single group at the expense of the other. But in America he runs exactly that sort of government. Only 27% of whites see Obama as a "Uniter" compared to 78% of blacks. Those are Sunni-Shiite numbers. And numbers like that have consequences.  Iraqis are not stupid. They look at the news and they see Ferguson...
  • Sarah Palin finally gets real

    09/09/2014 11:20:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 9, 2014 | Andrew Romano
    I watched all 77 videos on her new online TV channel and lived to tell the tale. In fact, I was actually kind of … moved.Sarah Palin still exists. I know. I was beginning to have my doubts, too. Once upon a time, Palin was everywhere. On Fox News. On reality TV. On the cover of Time. And Newsweek. And Time. And Newsweek. And Time, and Newsweek, and Newsweek again. Now Palin is none of those places. For most of us, she is but a receding image in the rearview mirror of human history — a bit of trivia to...
  • The Minimum Wage, and the Question of Failing at Life

    09/09/2014 10:45:21 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 9, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) organized a fast food protest, demanding that their prospective members all price themselves out of a job. So, understandably unable to resist a straight line while filling in as a talk show guest host, pundit Erick Erickson said that if you’re still earning minimum wage at 30, you’ve probably failed at life. It’s easy to blast Mr. Erickson for the tone-deafness of his comment. While certainly true of some, his quip is hardly true of most minimum wage employees. But is that fair? Is it reasonable, or helpful to the national economic and social...
  • Last Days in Vietnam, a Documentary in Theaters

    09/09/2014 8:06:24 AM PDT · by grayhog · 35 replies
    The Treehouse Letter ^ | 9/7/14 | Mylinh Shattan
    Rory Kennedy, film-maker and daughter of the late Robert Kennedy, produced a film which debuted in theaters this week about the fall of Vietnam. I haven’t seen it yet and am debating whether I will. I'm half Vietnamese and have mixed feelings and for many years refused to watch coverage of the war and the pervasive inaccuracy in the media. It's too close to home. In 1995, 20 years after the withdrawal and debacle, reporters interviewed my father who was Vietnam's last cultural attaché. Perhaps they were trying to get the record straight. My father left Vietnam with Ambassador Martin...
  • How Empires End

    09/09/2014 7:00:47 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 17 replies
    internationalman.com ^ | September 2014 | Jeff Thomas
    “Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson Histories are generally written by academics. They, quite naturally, tend to focus on the main events: the wars and the struggles between leaders and their opponents (both external and internal). Whilst these are interesting stories to read, academics, by their very nature, often overlook the underlying causes for an empire’s decline. Today, as in any era, most people are primarily interested in the “news”—the daily information regarding the world’s political leaders...
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Gun Ban in Northern Mariana Islands

    09/09/2014 4:33:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    With the 9th Circuit ruling in Peruta, Guam, Hawaii, and the Northern Mariana Islands can no longer sustain heavy restrictions on the ownership and carry of handguns.   Guam has already reformed its law.  Hawaii has a ruling against it and is waiting to see what  happens with the Peruta decision.   Now the Northern Mariana Islands have had a lawsuit filed against them to repeal the total ban on the ownership and carry of handguns.   It is hard to see how such a ban can stand, given the decisions in Heller, McDonald, and Peruta.   The lawsuit has been filed by...
  • Rejection ANY Deal Not Coming @ Israeli Expense Exposes 'Palestinian Cause' as Never-Ending Scam..

    09/09/2014 3:37:00 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Perhaps Al-Sisi could sweeten the deal by shipping some Jews  to Sinai 1st so they have something to hate/kill when they get there: All you have to do is look at how this story came-out,  including the entirely negative Palestinian reaction: PLO chief and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told an audience of Fatah members that Egypt had offered to give the PA some 1600 km of land in Sinai adjacent to Gaza, thus quintupling the size of the Gaza Strip. Egypt even offered to allow all the so-called “Palestinian refugees” to settle in the expanded Gaza Strip. Then Abbas told...
  • The Generosity Of Gander

    09/08/2014 8:26:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/14 | Jimmy Reed
    The population of Gander —10,400 at the time — turned out en masse to care for 10,500 stranded travelers. On September 11, 2001, Delta Flight 15 received a terse directive: “All airways over the Continental United States are closed to commercial air traffic. Land ASAP at the nearest airport. Advise your destination.” Far out over the Atlantic on a flight from Germany to America, the captain adjusted his heading to land at Gander, Newfoundland. Those aboard noticed that the airport was cluttered with commercial aircraft, and knew something was terribly wrong. Once on the ground, the captain told them that...
  • More Rare Historical Photos

    09/08/2014 6:27:28 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    US Army anti-aircraft Hawk missiles deployed on Florida beach during the Cuban missile crisis, Key West - October 27, 1962 (pic Miami Archives) More at Reaganite Republican...
  • The return of the politics of terror

    09/08/2014 4:46:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    illustration/The Hill The politics of terrorism have returned with a vengeance for the midterm elections. National security dominated the first election cycles after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with Democrats fearful of being labeled unpatriotic if they criticized then-President George W. Bush. The Republican advantage eroded years later as public opinion soured against the Iraq War. By the time President Obama sought reelection in 2012, he was able to tout the killing of Osama bin Laden to portray Democrats as the party of strength in foreign policy. But now, with the 13th anniversary of 9/11 just days away, Obama...
  • AZ:.22 Rimfire Spotted in Yuma

    09/07/2014 3:01:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    .22 rimfire is starting to become more available, as tremendous demand is being met.   From around the country I am hearing reports of more .22 rimfire being available, though supplies are still not sufficient to keep stores stocked. My friend Jerry needed to purchase some shotgun ammunition for dove hunting, as I was taking his son and friend out as beginning hunters.   We drove to Wal Mart.   Shotgun ammunition has never been in short supply.   Wal Mart was out of dove loads!  Shooting dove with duck loads or buck shot is not a good idea.   I should explain that...
  • Civilian-legal IR laser illuminator

    09/07/2014 1:44:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Weaponsman ^ | 5 September, 2014 | Weaponsman
    So L3 Communications, the makers of the PEQ-15, have made a civilian-legal Class 1 version, which they call the ATPIAL-C (“C” for “Commercial”). It’s basically the PEQ-15, made on the same production line out of most of the same parts, just without the high-energy mode. Even side by side they’re hard to tell apart. (Look at the laser safety label — the ATPIAL-C has a triangular warning icon, as befits its lower-energy laser, and the PEQ-2 the red starburst of an eye-unsafe laser). What you give up with the -C model is some range on the laser pointer, a lot...
  • The Right to Resist Evil Leaders--The Christian History

    09/07/2014 11:45:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/07/14 | Kelly O'Connell
    Britain Developed the Foundation of Rights of Resistance Used by the Founders In this continuing study of the Right of Resistance against unjust authority, we now turn from the Continent, and the Lutheran and Huguenot stories, and examine the U.K.‘s additions. Given the times, and the fact that Europe arose and distinguished itself from Christian origins, it is unsurprising that the Right of Resistance would be justified by biblical arguments. Yet, all these arguments were buttressed by appeals to history, ancient societies, Roman law, and logical propositions.