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  • Where and when did this conservative vs establishment battle begin?

    12/18/2014 5:24:05 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Rush talked about a politico story back on November 3rd which relies heavily on establishment insiders giving good talking points to left wing journalists, so as to be able to hit members of the Tea Party harder over the head. Since then, we have seen the GOP win the election overwhelmingly, and then go on to give Obama everything he wants. Specifically a trillion dollar spending bill and amnesty. There are a lot of people out there who believe that the Republican Establishment is out to GET conservatives, and quite frankly, I don't see how anybody can argue against it....
  • Shaking Hands with the Devil, from Ninety Miles Away

    12/18/2014 7:53:58 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 18, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    A long time ago, on an island not too far away, a pair of brothers was ejected from a good Jesuit school. The one was reportedly a better student, the other less impressive, but together, they preferred other things – politics, rabble-rousing, war. When the brothers grew up, they fell in with a bad crowd – the worst of crowds, in fact. Far across the oceans, Chinese communists were consolidating their power, Soviet communists were drawing an iron curtain down the center of Europe, Korean communists were settling in for the long haul in Pyongyang, Vietnamese communists were revolting against...
  • Discovery of official clay seals support existence of biblical kings David and Solomon...

    12/17/2014 10:07:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Science Daily ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mississippi State University
    Six official clay seals found by an archaeological team at a small site in Israel offer evidence that supports the existence of biblical kings David and Solomon. Many modern scholars dismiss David and Solomon as mythological figures and believe no kingdom could have existed in the region at the time the Bible recounted their activities. The new finds provide evidence that some type of government activity was conducted there in that period.A Mississippi State University team found this bulla, or ancient clay seal, on a dig site in southern Israel last summer. It offers evidence of government activity in the...
  • Readers respond: Is polygamy really bad?

    12/17/2014 2:21:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Lagos Vanguard ^ | December 8, 2014 | Yetunde Arebi
    A couple of months ago, the story of a couple at the brink of separation was published on this column and I asked readers the question above. Bisola and Akinola, blessed with three children, had been married for 17 years, living with each otherÂ’s excesses as most couples do. Then one day, Bisola stumbled on three travel documents, all bearing AkinolaÂ’s names. They belonged to a strange woman, a child and Akinola. A confrontation resulted in a heated argument between them and Akinola walked out of their home. His wife was free to take whatever decision she thought best for...
  • Greenfield: A Dangerous Holiday

    12/16/2014 6:29:53 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 A Dangerous Holiday Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Holidays are a calendar. They mark points in emotional and physical time. They remind of us who we are. Many of those celebrating Chanukah celebrate a holiday that does nothing more than celebrate 'celebration', the rituals and rites of entertainment, a special food, a symbol whose meaning they don't remember and a little family fun. Chanukah is many things but it is not a safe holiday. It is a victory celebration in a guerrilla war. It is a reminder that Obama's war on Jerusalem...
  • Collapse Survivor: “Try To Imagine Yourself In The Worst Moments of Your Life”

    12/16/2014 5:36:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Shtf Plan ^ | 12/15/14 | Selco
    There were mant accidents and stupid events, like a guy who had adrenaline rush and forgot that he needed to switch safety so he tried and tried to shoot, but nothing. At the end he beat the other man with rifle like he was holding a baseball bat and not a rifle, luckily the other guy was confused more than him so this worked. People made lots of mistakes in that time. Knowledge about weapons and knowledge about fighting was very low, so that was another reason why folks loved that rifle. Easy to handle and easy to kill. Real...
  • Pope Francis and the Eucharistic fast

    12/16/2014 3:39:33 AM PST · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 16, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In a review of Michael S. Rose's book entitled, "Goodbye, Good Men," Rev. Robert J. Johansen noted that, "There is too much evidence of the abuse of authority in certain dioceses and seminaries to dismiss Rose’s claims as baseless. It is still the case, even in a seminary with a reputation for orthodoxy such as St. Charles, that seminarians would not openly admit to members of the formation committee that they attended a licit (under the Ecclesia Dei indult) Tridentine liturgy for fear of being branded a “reactionary” and hounded out. I know many priests and seminarians who were subjected...
  • We Thought We Were Free (Paraphrased from Milton Mayer)

    12/15/2014 9:55:49 PM PST · by INVAR · 30 replies
    Diary of an Autodidact ^ | 11-26-2012 | Milton Mayer
    And one day, too late, your principles, if you were ever sensible of them, all rush upon you. The burden of self-deception has grown too heavy, and some minor incident...collapses it all at once, and you see that everything, everything has changed and changed completely under your nose. The world you live in - your nation, your people - is not the world you were born in at all. The forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong mistake of...
  • Beginning of an Italian Civil War against Immigration

    12/15/2014 3:32:26 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 25 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    For once we have riots that are not by anti-white black protesters — to whose violence Ferguson, among others, has accustomed us — but by indigenous Europeans defending their land against invaders. In Rome, on the night of 10–11 November, a group of residents of the Tor Sapienza suburb living in public housing attempted to assault the local centre for refugees and asylum seekers incongruously named “Il sorriso” (The Smile), throwing stones and bottles and setting dumpsters on fire, amidst broken glass and screams of “We want to burn you”. The reception centre houses over 40 youths — Gambians,...
  • Cultural Diffusion From East To West? (Sundaland)

    12/15/2014 7:42:15 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    RAJAARASABLOG ^ | 12-15-2014 | RAJA ARASA RATNAM
    (A few years back, Professor Stephen Oppenheimer wrote a book titled "Eden In The East" where he proposed that our culture flowed from east to west instead of west to east. Here's a rebuttal)Cultural diffusion from East to West? 2014/01/12 Oppenheimer’s theory is that “ … the roots of the great flowering of civilisation in the fertile crescent of the Ancient Near East lay in the sinking shorelines of Southeast Asia. The Sumerians and Egyptians themselves wrote about the skilled wise men from the East, a fact often dismissed as the embellishment of a fertile imagination.” Purely as an aside,...
  • Greenfield: Life in Post-Truth America

    12/15/2014 5:47:01 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, December 14, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, December 14, 2014 Life in Post-Truth America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Next month Americans will experience the fifteenth anniversary of the time that the President of the United States shook his finger at the country and informed it, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never.” Bill Clinton was lying. But the lie was more significant than the thing that he was lying about. When the lie came crashing down, Clinton and his defenders deconstructed the English language, questioning the...
  • Five hero firehouse dogs of old New York City

    12/15/2014 5:21:56 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    EphemeralNewYork ^ | December 14, 2014
    New York has had firefighters since Dutch colonial days, first in the form of volunteers and then, beginning in 1865, a professional paid force.And in the days of horse-drawn engines and a less-sophisticated alarm system, firehouse dogs played an important role.Often a stray who found his way to the house or an unwanted pup given to the chief, many these canines served their companies heroically, explains 1897 New York Times piece.There was Jack (left), of Hook and Ladder Company 18, on Attorney Street. He’s described as a “large, sober-looking, brown-and-black shaggy full-bred shepherd dog” by the Times.“When the alarm rings,...
  • The Exodus Movie I'd Make: Moses the Rejected Deliverer

    12/14/2014 11:25:03 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/14/14 | Steve Berman
    Watching Exodus: Gods and Kings stirred me to read the Biblical account once again.  I’ve read it many, many times in Exodus chapters 2-14.  Reading the story with the Ridley Scott movie fresh in my mind illuminated a few things.  First, that Scott’s version of the account, while weak on the theological aspects of the characters, didn’t do a half bad job at the Biblical story elements (and ludicrously bad at being historically accurate). But that’s not what I want to focus on. If I were to make an Exodus movie, I’d take a different tack than everyone else.  Everyone...
  • THE NEW BARBARISM

    12/14/2014 1:59:14 AM PST · by shibumi · 2 replies
    Truth Revolt Originals ^ | 12 Dec 14 | Bill Whittle
    Bill Whittle delivers again. This time the target is the Progressive Agenda and its use of crisis as seen in Ferguson.
  • Prescription Government Issued Picture ID Requirement (North Carolina)

    12/13/2014 7:18:45 PM PST · by Jumper · 9 replies
    self | 12/13/2014 | Jumper
    I just received a prescription from my local hospital which required government issued photo ID to pick a controlled substance. This is a 365 day a year photo ID requirement. (Imagine that you vote once every two to four years and as if by magic disenfranchisement becomes a legitimate issue). The Affordable Care Act, e.g., government involvement in health care is not being questioned, nor have there been any issues with the photo ID requirement which states Government Issued ID.... The main point is that there is no problem with Photo ID for voting based on our experience with the...
  • Narrative journalism and narrative protesters, and Upton Sinclair

    12/13/2014 5:29:36 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    Jim Geraghty published an interesting article the other day about 'Narrative Journalism' titled "What If the Media’s ‘Narrative Journalism’ Harms Their Own Causes? It has been widely discussed in light of what it contains, so I am going to go right for what is outside the box. Narrative Journalism, in this context, also necessarily implies narrative protesters. The narrative being pushed by the journalist does not have to be true by any means, but to the protesters, it is very real. The challenge is that we as citizens are supposed to be able to trust the journalist establishment without fear...
  • Greenfield: Leftist Lynch Mobs from Ferguson to Rolling Stone

    12/12/2014 5:35:03 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, December 12, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, December 12, 2014 Leftist Lynch Mobs from Ferguson to Rolling Stone Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Did you bury a teenage girl alive after shooting her? Are you on death row after a string of crimes too gruesome to describe? Or you just a member of Al Qaeda dedicated to destroying America?  If so progressives will fight for you. Just dial 1-800-IAM-VICTIM and the left waiting to take your call will insist on your presumption of innocence. Its activists, reporters and lawyers will exploit every pretext to get you off the hook and they will...
  • How Catholic Monks Made the West Rich

    12/11/2014 4:20:39 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 20 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | Enza Ferreri
    Why is the West richer than other parts of the world? What creates wealth? The scientific journal Science Nordic reports that a new PhD thesis tries to find an answer to these questions, very topical in times of bailouts and double-dip recessions and very challenging for economists, in Medieval history. And it discovers that it was the Roman Catholic order of Cistercian Monks that left a long-lasting legacy of cultivation of the virtues which made the West prosperous. ...One of the clues the thesis follows begins in France in 1098, when a breakaway group of monks formed a new...
  • Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Lines; Peru to Prosecute

    12/11/2014 6:52:40 AM PST · by Jabba the Nutt · 25 replies
    ricochet.com ^ | 12/10/2014 | Jon Gabriel
    The United Nations is holding climate talks in Lima, Peru, featuring delegates from 190 countries. To get their attention, the anti-science extremists of Greenpeace illegally entered a prohibited area adjacent to one of the most famous Nazca Lines. The activists trampled across the fragile, 1,500-year-old site to install large cloth letters reading: “Time for Change; The Future is Renewable.” To put it mildly, Peruvian officials are not amused.
  • America Needs a Cheerleader

    12/11/2014 5:40:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    December 11, 2014
    America needs a cheerleader who loves Americans, someone who believes in American potential and fights for it - not the hater-in-chief we have now, or a Hillary presidency with lectures (given with much relish) on how corporations and businesses don't create jobs and that we must respect and empathize with our enemies. We need a cheerLEADER like Gov. Rick Perry, a man who wants to unleash the American economy - open up jobs and prosperity for all. The Economic Legacy of Governor Rick Perry
  • Peter Stuyvesant's rules for drinking responsibly (NYC opens historical records)

    12/11/2014 5:04:01 AM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Bowery Boys ^ | December 3, 2014
    From A New and Accurate Map of the Entire New Netherland, engraving believed to be by Carolus Allard, courtesy the Department of Records   Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the New York City Department of Records just blew the minds of history geeks everywhere.  They released the first batch of digitized documents from the first years of the city's existence, back when it was the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. You can find the first batch of released documents at the city's attractive new portal here. This is the equivalent of pulling out old photo albums of you playing with...
  • Why is Saddam’s nuclear materials (WMD) Heating America Homes this Winter?

    12/10/2014 10:36:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/10/14 | Andrew G. Benjamin
    Story that the Left, progressive media are covering up even today for political reasons. Covering it up for themselves, covering up their incompetence, their partisanship, and their total corruption At his 2003 State of the Union message George W. Bush spoke these 16 words: “The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa .” After a majority House and an unanimous Senate vote passed Bill Clinton’s IRAQI LIBERATION ACT of October 1998, followed by Bill Clinton signing off on the Act that was ratified after Clinton arm-twisted congress, the liberal world remained silent....
  • Geert Wilders: 'I have yet to meet the Dutchman who wants more Moroccans in the Netherlands...'

    12/10/2014 10:02:52 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Under heavy pressure by the Dutch left, national government, and the North African immigrants themselves for a rallying cry where Wilders asked a campaign-stop crowd in The Hague if they wanted 'more Moroccans  or 'less Morrocans' in Holland (followed by predictably raucous cheers for the latter), the Dutch politician is fighting back and -per usual- speaking his mind... With the new left-leaning government in charge, they now have the top public prosecutor  attempting to build a case against Geert for 'hate speech', asking the the police to retain and question him, etc. But of course, as a man of deep...
  • Pouring truth on liberal lies about police/community relations

    12/09/2014 8:50:32 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/9/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Since the days when Democrats were confident they would never lose control of the House, people like John Conyers have been trying to prove that our police have somehow “had it in” for Blacks. The many murderous assaults by Blacks on our police were, of course, never factored into any of the phony reports House Democrats have released over the past several decades. Fueled by correct Grand Jury decisions in Missouri and New York, the anti-police bile has bubbled up from Democrats once again; so it’s time to pour truth on their lies. Since the mid-1990s Congress has been keeping...
  • How different are Russians and Americans, anyway?

    12/09/2014 4:36:38 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 8 replies
    Washington Post blogs ^ | December 7, 2014 | Rick Noack
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Obama and politicians in both countries have been trading barbs for months as the countries' relations have plunged ever southward. But what about the countries' citizens? Are they as at odds as their leaders' rhetoric suggests? WorldViews delved into recent opinion polls conducted by the Pew Research Center and Gallup. Together, the data provide interesting insights into what Russians and Americans think about each other and themselves, how they differ in certain ways, and how they are similar when it comes to other aspects. Ways Americans and Russians think differently Less than half of all...
  • A Christmas Story for the Old South

    12/08/2014 5:19:54 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/14 | Gail Jarvis
    The Golden Christmas Much to the annoyance of multiculturists, Christmas is still America’s most celebrated holiday, and in the weeks preceding this festive time, traditional Christmas stories will appear on television screens. We can expect to see numerous versions of Charles Dickens renowned tale, A Christmas Carol, O.Henry’s The Gift of the Magi, and Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts like myself look forward to adaptations of Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. As much as I enjoy these holiday offerings, my Christmas season would not be complete without a reading of William Gilmore Simms’ novel The Golden Christmas. Simm’s sensitive...
  • The Tragedy of Replacing God with Unchecked Democracy

    12/08/2014 1:31:31 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 13 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 8 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on American Thinkerby Enza Ferreri I'm not sure how conservative Americans will view the recently-published book Democracy as a Neocon Trick (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK) by Alexander Boot. It’s a very unusual work, in that, whereas critics of America are generally on the Left end of the political spectrum and those on the Right tend to unquestionably defend the “land of the free”, this is a criticism of the US from a non-Leftist viewpoint, indeed from a traditional, conservative, Christian, pre-Enlightenment viewpoint. I don’t agree with everything the author says about America, but he’s such a brilliant philosopher...
  • Greenfield: Fat Class Warfare

    12/08/2014 5:46:49 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, December 07, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, December 07, 2014 Fat Class Warfare Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog There was a time when fat was in and thin was out. Obesity was the privilege of wealth and being thin meant being poor. In simpler societies, before slumming became a romantic pose, there was nothing attractive about not having enough to eat. To be fat was to be part of the leisure class. Thin meant you were on the road to the poorhouse or to consumption, which meant your body was being consumed, not that you were the one doing the consuming. Then...
  • DID THE KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION TRY TO DRIVE REAGAN OFF THE AIR?

    12/07/2014 6:43:03 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Power Line ^ | 12-6-2014 | John Hinderaker
    DECEMBER 6, 2014 BY JOHN HINDERAKER Did the Kennedy Administration Try to Drive Reagan Off the Air? Ronald Reagan apparently detested Bobby Kennedy, another sign of Reagan’s good judgment since Kennedy was an awful human being. But this is something I hadn’t heard before: Michael Reagan says that Bobby leaned on General Electric to get Reagan off television: [A] few months after [subpoenaing Reagan before a grand jury], Kennedy tried to get him fired from General Electric Theater. Or, at least, that’s what Reagan believed. “Dad told us he had just lost his job with GE,” Reed recalls Reagan son...
  • Pearl Harbor Reunion, 2014

    12/07/2014 2:33:08 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    The Greatest Generation With each passing year, the reunion number is dwindling. The Pearl Harbor survivors are over 90 years old, and the members of that group that got together today in Hawaii numbered a little more than a dozen. Today marks the 73rd Anniversary of the attack against Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during which 2,400 sailors, Marines, and soldiers were killed. Some have called the reunion of the USS Arizona Reunion Association the last gathering of USS Arizona survivors, but the gathering doesn’t see this meeting as the last one, just yet. The USS Arizona was a battleship that was...
  • The Devils will show Antichrist where all monies are hid

    12/06/2014 9:44:44 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 6, 204 | Paul Melanson
    In his classic treatise on the coming Antichrist entitled "The History of Antichrist," Rev. Pascal Huchede, who served as Professor of Theology at the Grand Seminary of Laval, France, explains that: "To insure the success of his enterprise, he will employ means that naturally secure the service of men, such as imposture, recompense, violence, and miracles. I. Imposture By his deceitful craft he will detach the minds and hearts of all peoples from the religion of Jesus Christ. By his incomparable eloquence he will represent Jesus as an imposter; he will attack His doctrine and institutions, according to the teachings...
  • To Posterity

    12/05/2014 7:53:03 PM PST · by annalex · 8 replies
    http://tagildrama.ru/hidden-partition/127-poslanie-potomkam ^ | 15 March 1954 | I.L. Kozhin, R.G. Sharipov, Yu.N. Nigmatulin
    This flat piece of metal is an ordinary shard of iron on which a missive to the posterity is written in red-brown iron paint: This inscription is placed inside the wall on 15 March 1954, not with the thunder of orchestras and acclamation of crowds. But it will tell the posterity that this theater is built not by the effort of Komsomol brigades, as the later chronicles will record, -- it is built on the blood and bones of the prison inmates, the slaves of the 20th Century. We salute you, the generations to come! May your life and...
  • Obama Takes the Fifth [satire]

    12/05/2014 1:52:19 PM PST · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration defied a court order to turn over documents the IRS illegally shared with the White House in its political vendetta against 2500 conservative organizations. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew, Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff, maintains that “for us to be compelled to testify against ourselves would violate the the Constitution's Fifth Amendment. And if there's one thing that this Administration will defend to the last it is the inviolability of the Constitution.” The specific clause the Secretary is referring to is the one barring the government from compelling an individual in a criminal case...
  • Greenfield: Black Lives Don't Matter

    12/05/2014 4:56:49 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 35 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, December 04, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, December 04, 2014 Black Lives Don't Matter Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The slogan of the wave of Ferguson protests is “Black Lives Matter”. But progressives are far more interested in toting around the corpse of Michael Brown to their protests than in the living man he was. Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and countless others like them grew up in broken families, their lives haunted by fathers and stepfathers with gang ties. The only masculine culture they had was that of the thug and that culture eventually killed them. Criminal culture is even more fatal...
  • Second Amendment Case Moves Forward in Northern Mariana Islands

    12/05/2014 1:57:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The defendant in the second amendment case in the Northern Mariana Islands anticipates that the law will be ruled unconstitutional.  From mvariety.com: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona will preside over a hearing for the motion for summary judgment on March 5, 2015. Anticipating an unfavorable ruling from the federal court, Deleon Guerrero and Zarones have asked the Legislature to act “swiftly without hesitation” in passing an alternative gun control law. The Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) have one of the most restrictive gun control laws of any jurisdiction in the territories of the...
  • How the 17th Amendment is destroying America

    12/04/2014 6:37:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | December 4, 2014 | Justin Haskins
    Few Americans who entered polling booths for the Nov. 4 election and pulled the lever for their favorite candidate for Senate realize that for most of American history, senators were chosen by the state legislatures. It wasn’t until 1913 that the 17thAmendment was passed, granting American voters the constitutional right of directly electing their senators.While this important amendment may seem innocuous, the reality is that few other changes to our Constitution have had the same detrimental effect on our nation than this single, nearly forgotten alteration.The passage of the 17th Amendment was driven largely by the populist movement of the...
  • Liberty, Prosperity and Humility on Thanksgiving

    12/02/2014 9:53:40 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    His letters ^ | 11/27/2014 | George Washington
    By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form...
  • Greenfield: How to Make Your Own Race Riot

    12/02/2014 8:41:23 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, December 02, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, December 02, 2014 How to Make Your Own Race Riot Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The angry rioter is a sacred figure in the progressive pantheon of social justice. The shirtless men in bandanas carting away cell phones are so outraged by injustice that they are willing to take to the streets and do what progressive hipsters taking social justice selfies of themselves in souvenir t-shirts plastered with the face of the latest victim of “white supremacism” can only dream about. But the saint of the looted convenience store is as mythical a figure as...
  • A Punch to the Head is Potential Deadly Force

    12/02/2014 5:41:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    If you watch television and the movies, you might get the impression that a punch to the head is no big deal.  That is not true.  A punch to the head is a very serious attack.  It can disable.   It can maim.  It can kill.  The head is a vulnerable target, which is why an attacker aims for it.  I first became aware of  the deadly potential of one punch to the head in the 1970's, from a long forgotten news story.   Later, the son of a close friend killed a man with one punch.  He was eventually found...
  • Greenfield: Peace With Islam in Our Time

    11/30/2014 1:11:08 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, November 30, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, November 30, 2014 Peace With Islam in Our Time Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Abdallah Bulgasem Zehaf-Bibeau, the crackhead turned Jihadist spawned by the mating of a Canadian immigration official and a Libyan Muslim Jihadist, just wanted peace. He told a co-worker, “There can’t be world peace until there’s only Muslims.” Then he tried to usher in peace, the Islamic way, by opening fire near the Canadian parliament. Meanwhile in Israel a reporter interviewing Arab Muslim settlers in Jerusalem found that they too wanted peace. On their terms. “Yes we want peace,” one of them...
  • A Hopeful Theory About Race Which Might Make Sense

    11/30/2014 5:15:33 AM PST · by IChing · 57 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 11/29/14 | Donald Joy
    Arguing and even rioting over racial controversies are among the most obsessive activities in our modern society. Where does it all end? A couple of years ago I came across an essay which explained racial differences in terms I’d never encountered before. The author’s basic message was that white Europeans were at one point about as savage and culturally undeveloped as Africans or so-called native Americans, but that they later achieved highly advanced civilization not through some kind of rapid evolution or manifesting some latent, inherent superiority — it was the advent and spread of Christianity throughout Europe, exponentially more...
  • Pope's "Dialogue" with Muslims Is One-Way

    11/29/2014 4:55:00 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 20 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Our guest writer Cassandra has written another article for this blog. ~~~~~~~~ The BBC reported that the Pope visited the Blue Mosque in Istanbul as part of a three-day visit to Turkey. According to the BBC reporter, the Pope offered a moment of “silent prayer...next to the Grand Mufti.” The BBC man said that it was, “a moment of rich symbolism in terms of the inter-faith dialogue” that the Pope is trying to promote. And it certainly was! For some reason the BBC didn't see fit to report on the Pope's visit to the Orthodox Christian basilica of Hagia...
  • CA: AG Kamala Harris Requests en banc Review of the Denial of her Request to Intervene in Peruta

    11/29/2014 12:25:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On November 26, Kamala Harris, the AG of California, filed a request for an en banc review of the decision on 12 November to deny her request to intervene in the case.  From campaign-archive1.com  (Michel & Associates): The AG’s latest request to the court comes after the court denied the AG’s and several gun ban advocacy groups’ requests to join the case once they learned Sheriff Gore had decided not to appeal the case any further.  The anti-gun rights groups have also filed a similar request for en banc review of the Ninth Circuit's denial of their requests to...
  • Ferguson Riots Dwarfed by 1965’s Watts Riots [satire]

    11/29/2014 9:10:01 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    Jealous of all the media attention being given to the riots in Ferguson Missouri, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks has introduced a resolution calling for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Watts Riots. “From all the hoopla attached to the recent events in Ferguson you’d think that this riot is the most significant Black uprising against white oppression in recent memory, but you’d be wrong,” Parks said. “Back in 1965 the Black Community devastated Watts causing 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, and over $40 million in property damage. Over 3,000 people were arrested. What went down in Ferguson...
  • TX:Charges Dropped Against Seven Texas Open Carriers

    11/29/2014 1:00:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Arrest in Austin September, 2013 The State Trooper, center, has a holstered antique revolver in his left hand. About a year  ago, Open Carry Texas held a demonstration at the Texas State Capitol at Austin.  Several people were arrested.  Charges were slow in coming.  It appeared that they might be charged with the catch-all of "disorderly conduct".  The open carriers repeatedly said that they were doing nothing illegal. There is breaking news on opencarry.org.  It has been reported that seven people who were arrested over a year ago, in conjunction with open carry, have had all charges against them...
  • Obama Contends He Has Shown Restraint on Immigration [satire]

    11/28/2014 4:41:37 PM PST · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    President Obama characterized GOP critics of his Executive Order granting new rights to illegal immigrants as "excessively whiny. I've been really quite restrained compared to what I could have done." To help illustrate his self-imposed mercy, the President reminded his critics that "President Lincoln was far harsher with his critics than I have been. Hundreds of men were summarily arrested and their property confiscated for their criticism of his actions to suppress the secessionist movement. I have, as yet, done nothing of a similar nature, though my advisers tell me I'd be within my rights to do so." "Neither have...
  • Greenfield: Friday Afternoon Roundup - Thankful Without a Mandate

    11/28/2014 3:30:05 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, November 28, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, November 28, 2014 Friday Afternoon Roundup - Thankful Without a Mandate Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog I recently appeared on Jamie Glazov's show to discuss some recent events involving Islamic terrorism. NO ONE'S FAULT A diplomatic mission was slapped down in the middle of a city controlled by terrorists. The diplomatic mission was left mostly undefended, despite multiple requests by everyone in Libya right up to the deceased ambassador, except by a militia gang linked to Al Qaeda which wasn’t getting paid. At a time when the State Department was spending fortunes on bad art,...
  • Me & Thornberry Annoy an Australian Leftist on Ferguson

    11/28/2014 2:49:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Larry Thornberry and I have both annoyed an Australian leftist academic with our respective commentary on the events in Ferguson. Binoy Kampmark, who teaches at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, wrote a piece "analyzing" conservative commentary in the wake of the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Kampmark has been associated with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and unsuccessfully ran for the Australian Senate under the Wikileaks Party banner. In addition to taking Larry and I to task, Kampmark also criticizes NRO's Rich Lowry and Ian Tuttle. Here is what Kampmark writes about Thornberry and me: [must read...
  • Greenfield: Being Thankful for the Left

    11/27/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Being Thankful for the Left Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog When we celebrate Thanksgiving, after being thankful for family and friends, for health and comfort, for food and shelter; we shouldn't forget to be thankful for the left. There is no light without darkness and without evil, the good often fails to find their own voice. It is in the presence of slavery that we remember the worth of freedom. Men and nations are forged in war; not only the war of shell and shot, but the war of ideas. War teaches...
  • We have much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day

    11/27/2014 8:41:37 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/27/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We have much to be thankful for today. We have come back off the mat after being slammed to the canvas by the 2012 election; but after regrouping and going back to work we have won a stunning victory of a size no one saw coming. Counting our blessings is still easier here in America than in any other country. Even the poorest Americans eat meals many around the world only dream about. This is why people will do anything to get to our shores. We have a Bill of Rights and a full Constitution to protect us thanks to...