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  • Now it’s the Bible that’s sexist

    04/17/2015 8:57:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/17/15 | Judi Mcleod
    According to Pentagon zombies: The 24,000-employee U.S. Pentagon which, like many government agencies, can only lay claim to having roughly 20 percent of females on staff, is on a crash course to take down the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence—because all three “contribute to modern sexism”. Why wait for the enemy to finish off the nation’s three top historical treasures when you can do it right at home in the safety of the Defense Department? Barack Obama’s gutting of the military seems to have left mostly sexism-sniffing zombies sitting behind Pentagon desks. Now that the Marxists...
  • Sweden's Ceaseless Far-Left Bent a Result of Guilt from Shameful (Covert) Nazi Collaboration?

    04/17/2015 8:55:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Just like with Germany-in-general (and Gunter Grass in particular) Sweden's obsessive liberalism -especially regarding minorities/immigration- could be understood as enduring societal guilt for their forefathers' close collaboration with the Nazis while cowardly claiming to be 'neutral'... Sweden's role as Nazi Germany's key iron ore supplier has been dismissed -as Swiss banking often was- as mere 'commercial' transactions, but it's hard to explain-away new information in a just-released book detailing how the Swedish government assisted the Wehrmacht's invasion of neighboring Norway by offering Sweden's national railways to ferry troops and equipment north, which were then used to defeat the British at Narvik (leading...
  • Muslim Passengers Throw Christians Overboard on Mediterranean Migrant Ship

    04/16/2015 11:13:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | April 16, 2015 | Elliot Hannon
    What has already been a particularly lethal week for migrants trying to make their way across the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe took an even more grisly turn on Thursday, when a religious dispute broke out on a boat traveling from Libya to Italy and ended with a group of Muslim passengers throwing 12 Christian migrants overboard to their deaths.
  • Brain teaser. Mystery quote by famous lawman.

    04/16/2015 9:42:09 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 33 replies
    April 16, 2015 | Self
    I'm quite partial to the old-fashioned sentiment expressed by this lawman. Who said this? Major kudos to whoever knows correct answer. It's not an easy one. Hint #1: "Go west, young man." -Horace Greeley Hint #2: In his day, police were commonly known as peace officers. Hint #3: His officers would have cruised in cars like this one. "Good evening, friends. In dealing with the public, the average policeman finds that every man has an inherent spark of honor which never dies, no matter how much he disagrees with society's concepts of right or wrong. Twenty-two years of police work...
  • The Armenian Genocide

    04/15/2015 5:55:22 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The Marxist/Nazi/Ottoman/Islamist ISIS pogrom against Christianity continues to this day “Around the world, Christians are facing violence, persecution, brutality in a way we have not seen in generations.” – Rey Flores, “The Wanderer” The hypocritical “war on women” movement is deafly silent, no real effort to save the captives, and good men are doing nothing when faced daily with photographs of Christian hostages on their knees, clad in orange jumpsuits, about to be beheaded, when women and girls are kidnapped, raped, genitally mutilated by ISIS, and driven into a life of slavery as forced converts to Islam. One year later,...
  • Greenfield: The Deconstruction of Marriage

    04/15/2015 4:58:04 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 85 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 The Deconstruction of Marriage Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The only question worth asking about gay marriage is whether anyone on the left would care about this crusade if it didn't come with the privilege of bulldozing another civilizational institution. Gay marriage is not about men marrying men or women marrying women, it is about the deconstruction of marriage between men and women. That is a thing that many men and women of one generation understand but have trouble conveying to another generation for whom marriage has already largely been deconstructed. The...
  • Significant Picture Placement at the NRA Meeting?

    04/15/2015 1:19:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    My war was the Cold War.  I spent a good chunk of my career helping to develop weapons to counter the communist threat.  A chunk of our intelligence effort was spent attempting to determine what was going on inside of the Soviet Union, who might succeed who in the leadership, and what it might mean. Watching the NRA and trying to determine what is happening in its internal politics is much like that.  There are the public pronouncements, that tell us some of what happened, after the fact.  While the NRA elections can have a significant effect on select...
  • WHO IS Barack Hussein Obama? - "The Betrayal Papers Part V," now online

    04/15/2015 9:25:33 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 7 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | April 15, 2015 | Andrea Shea King
    “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” Has there ever been a president whose personal history is so murky, so questionable, and so baffling? All one must do is recall the allegations, still open for debate and research, that checker Obamaís background. Laid out below are some of these allegations, not to be proved or disproved, but to remind the reader that Obama’s personal history is replete with question marks.
  • With Russian S-300 AA System on the Way to Iran, Will Israel Strike NOW- While They Still Can?

    04/14/2015 4:03:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Even if the Senate gets a clue and does shut-down Obama's bizarre non-agreement with Iran, cascading collateral damage has already begun: Gulf states are looking to get their own atomic weaponry, US prestige and credibility has suffered yet another heavy blow (Obama/Kerry don't even know how to surrender), and now the Russians are sending their advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Tehran... Putin signed something that cleared the way for the (bartered for crude oil) missiles yesterday- a system that experts say could leave Iran 'untouchable'... the only way to get by that would be a large stealth fleet...
  • Greenfield: Gunter Grass and the Left's Red Flags

    04/13/2015 5:45:19 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | lMonday, April 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, April 13, 2015 Gunter Grass and the Left's Red Flags Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog A few days after September 11 I saw a quote from Gunter Grass on a Manhattan lamppost. In those dark days, the lampposts and walls that weren't covered in missing persons posters were decorated with the hysterical pamphleteering of the left urging us to blame ourselves for the attacks. The quote has long since been lost to memory, buried under smoke and ash, a green parrot perched on an empty staircase and crowds thronging on foot across the bridge. The...
  • V-E DAY REMEMBERED

    04/12/2015 8:41:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/12/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As we approach the seventieth anniversary of the German surrender to the Allies on May 7, 1945, it’s time we take a few moments to reflect on the superhuman efforts our great American military force expended to assure that victory. General of the Army and Supreme Allied Commander Dwight David Eisenhower brought about the cooperation of quarrelsome and oppositional Allies who gained reputations for fighting among themselves, America’s Joint Chief of Staff, George Marshall and Eisenhower himself nearly as much as they did the enemy! When Eisenhower cabled Marshall that Germany had surrendered at 0241, local time, May 7th, 1945,...
  • UCD archaeologists seek to recreate the world of our ancestors

    04/11/2015 9:05:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | April 11, 2015 | Ronan McGreevy
    Centre for Experimental Archaeology on Belfield campus is only one of its kind in the world.Brendan O’Neill at work on his early medieval round house on the UCD campus. How did our ancestors create the world they lived in? How did they survive without the modern accoutrements that make our lives easy? The question is at the heart of archaeology and forms the basis of a unique project in a quiet corner of University College Dublin’s sprawling Belfield campus. UCD is the only university in the world with a centre for experimental archaeology. It is not made of bricks and...
  • America's Story (part 17) - The Last of the Doolittle Raiders

    04/11/2015 1:41:34 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 43 replies
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | 11 April 2015 | smithsk
    wikipedia/Doolittle Raider RL Hite blindfolded by Japanese 1942 Ever hear of the Doolittle Raiders? On Sunday, March 29, 2015, one of the last of the Doolittle Raiders, Robert Hite, passed away at 95.   [reference:  Robert Hite, 95, Survivor of Doolittle Raid and Japanese Imprisonment, Dies - NYTimes.com ] And his obituary included the photo, shown above in this public domain picture.  And it can be found on wikipedia with the following description: U.S. Army Air Force Lt. Robert L. Hite, blindfolded by his captors, is led from a Japanese transport plane after he and the other seven flyers were flown...
  • Castro gives Obama 'very emotional' apology - Obama not interested in battles before he was born

    04/11/2015 12:53:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    “I’m not interested in having battles that frankly started before I was born,” Obama said. “The Cold War’s been over for a long time.”Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday expressed remorse that President Obama had inherited the hostile relationship between Cuba and the U.S. during his time in office. The Lebanon Daily Star reported that the Communist leader apologized to Obama during the seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama City. He also absolved the president of any role increasing tensions between the two nations during his remarks. “I apologize to President Obama and the others here,” Castro told an...
  • Where Will We Be? Part 2

    04/11/2015 10:10:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/11/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    The United States is an exceptional nation. It has successfully passed what the Founders believed would be its most demanding test—the test of time. For more than 200 years this constitutional republic has offered citizens a measure of liberty unequaled in the world. And generations of those citizens have transformed that gift of liberty into happiness, wealth and power which continue to be the envy of other countries. But liberty carries with it the weight of responsibility. Like all nations, the United States has made mistakes. Indians were treated horrendously and slavery was a sickness that only a war could...
  • Overheard in a Conference Room in Havana…

    04/10/2015 2:27:44 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 10, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The following transcript could not be authenticated. It was broadcast from a wiretap accidentally placed in a conference room in Havana, but with the generally low quality of the antiquated electronics available in Cuba, some of the audio was muffled… and there’s always the little matter of questionable translations from the Spanish… but here is what we have, submitted for your consideration without any warranty whatsoever... Lead Voice #1: Let’s get to work, men. I meet with the Great Satan tomorrow. Underling Voice A: You’re dying, boss? Lead Voice #1: No, you idiot, I mean the president of the United...
  • Liberals steal a quote from an old white lady to make Maya Angelou Commemorative stamp

    04/10/2015 11:13:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/10/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The United States Postal Service (USPS) has colluded with the family of the late poet Maya Angelou to steal a quote from a white eighty nine year old children’s book writer named Joan Walsh Anglund to make the new Angelou stamp look good. The whole episode is a perfect example of how liberals are different from other people. According to reports, there was an excited gathering of “luminaries” at the stamp’s unveiling which included Michelle Obama who is the political world’s Kim Kardashian – famous for being famous without any actual accomplishments of her own. That the stolen quote placed...
  • The Day Frozen Pudding-Pops Destroyed Boris Yeltsin's Faith in Communism

    04/09/2015 10:19:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 80 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    After a September 1989 tour of Houston's Johnson Space Center, Boris Yeltsin -freshly elected to the new Soviet Politburo- made an impromptu visit to a typical American grocery store -'Randalls'- in Clear Lake, Texas, to have himself a look around... And more than anything he'd seen at the advanced NASA facility, what really blew Yeltsin away was the sheer variety of goods at the supermarket. The fact that such stores where to be found in just about any town in America was said to be beyond comprehension for the Soviet politician- the pictures tell a thousand words- A mesmerized Yeltsin wandered the isles, marveled...
  • Ted Cruz '92: Grassroots phenomenon who once seemed destined for the ivory tower

    04/08/2015 9:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | April 8, 2015 | Katherine Oh
    While many now identify Ted Cruz ’92 as the classic example of a conservative populist politician, few still remember a time in his life when he seem destined for the ivory tower or understand how someone so committed to the life of the mind became a grassroots phenomenon. Cruz had already begun thinking about the topic of his senior thesis while he was a freshman, his roommate and debate team partner David Panton ’92 said. “He was 17,” Panton said. “Not too many 17-year-olds were thinking about their thesis their freshman year first of all, and also writing about two...
  • Greenfield: The Closing of the Liberal Mind

    04/08/2015 5:35:08 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 64 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, April 08, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, April 08, 2015 The Closing of the Liberal Mind Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Suppose that you are a Soviet agent in 1955. Your cover is that of an insurance salesman. Of your two "jobs", the Soviet agent part is more important, but you need to be a good insurance salesman to maintain your cover. Being a good insurance salesman doesn't clash with being a good Communist, because your job selling life insurance allows you to pursue your real job. And you cannot conflate the two jobs. You can't sell insurance to your KGB bosses...
  • Coming to America

    04/08/2015 10:37:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/08/15 | Jim Yardley
    “Freedom is never free”, but this concept seems to have passed many, if not most, illegals right by I heard Neil Diamond’s song “America” (which is frequently referred to as “Coming to America”) today as I was driving alone in my car. It was released in 1980 as part of the film The Jazz Singer, and became a huge hit single in 1981. If my reaction to hearing it again after 35 years is typical, it is still a huge hit among people who love their nation. Among people who are willing to risk their lives to protect their nation....
  • Rising Sales of US Constitution Put Department of Homeland Security on Alert [semi-satire]

    04/07/2015 8:56:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 April 2015 | John Semmens
    A surge of book sales that pushed the US Constitution into the top ten best seller list of the Conservative Book Club has caused federal officials to put the Department of Homeland Security on "full alert." "This is just the type of abnormal behavior that should trigger a high state of vigilance," Secretary Jeh Johnson declared. "We expect a few loud-mouthed right-wing politicians to repeatedly harp on whether some action taken by the government is constitutional. But we can't afford to overlook tens of thousands of ordinary citizens reading such seditious literature." "Outside of some historical interest, we can see...
  • If Priority #1 is Electing Ted Cruz, #2 Has GOT to Be Keeping Schumer's Evil Paws Off the Senate...

    04/07/2015 5:21:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Republican operatives were wringing their hands with concern re the 2016 Senate races  before 2014's congressional victory was even secured- Senate Republicans will have to work hard to retain their recently won majority as they face a tough 2016 electoral map. They have 24 seats up compared to Democrats' 10, including seven in states President Obama carried twice. Democrats won't have any red-state senators facing reelection and could be buoyed by a favorable presidential-year electorate. Republicans do have some margin for error after their sweeping 2014 win netted them nine seats for a 54-seat Senate majority. Democrats won't have it easy...
  • Where will we be? Part 1

    04/06/2015 10:08:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/6/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    In less than two years the citizens of the United States will elect a president. Two centuries have witnessed the election of honest and patriotic men, some having been called upon to serve during times of great national hardship. Many of America’s presidents have achieved a record of which they can be proud. Until now. Barack Obama has exposed the United States and the American people to unnecessary danger. He has taken it upon himself to apologize to our enemies for what he believes to be the nation’s sins and shortcomings. Such are the arrogant and reprehensible acts of a...
  • Ed Peruta Comments on the Peruta Case in the Ninth Circuit

    04/06/2015 5:52:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Ed Peruta initiated the lawsuit that became the Ninth Circuit Court case, Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego.  Not a lot has been written about the man who initiated the case with the potential to reform all the "may issue" concealed carry laws in the country.    Recently, Mr. Peruta wrote a comment about the Ninth Circuits decision to hear the case en banc.  I found the comment on a Hawaii publication.   Here it is.   From civilbeat.com: I have this comment regarding today's ruling from the Ninth Circuit: San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore has had the...
  • Progressives: Puritans with a Different God

    04/06/2015 4:30:35 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/6/15 | Steve Berman
    Indiana has gone from becoming a standard-bearer in the battle for religious liberty, to a routed coward who unhands the ensign, careful not to trip over the pole on the way to the rear. State versions of the federal RFRA are a red herring, which in no way inform legislative or social policy, except in very specific situations (such as a city council passing a narrow ordinance compelling businesses to participate in same-sex weddings—just to pull one out of a hat). We conservatives take it for granted that those city ordinances will now be passed in Indiana, as they have...
  • Op-Ed: Passover and Redemption Trump the News

    04/04/2015 3:39:27 PM PDT · by Canedawg · 6 replies
    Israel National News.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Paula Stern
    Many religious Jews believe deeply that there are no coincidences in life. None...not a one. All that happens, happens within the realm of a knowing God who watches, always watches over His creations. Last summer, when the missiles were falling, a secular friend told me I was lucky because in being religious, I had faith where she had terror, I had trust while she worried. -snip- There are no coincidences in life. Remember that. Believe that. Obama signed this absurd "framework" agreement to secure his place in history. There is a relatively good chance that his place in history will...
  • Kerry Disputes Comparisons Between Iran Deal and 1938 Munich Agreement [semi-satire]

    04/04/2015 12:18:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-New/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 April 2015 | John Semmens
    US Secretary of State John Kerry bristled under comparisons of the recently announced deal with Iran to 1938's agreement between Britain's Neville Chamberlain and Germany's Adolf Hitler over the Sudetenland. Though Chamberlain proclaimed the agreement as assuring "peace for our time," World War II erupted only a year later. "There are just too many differences to make the comparison apt," Kerry claimed. "Hitler threatened to invade Czechoslovakia if his demands weren't met. Iran isn't threatening to invade anyone. Hitler had already invaded Austria. Iran hasn't invaded anyone. Iranian troops in Iraq are there by invitation to fight against ISIL." "There's...
  • KS: Governor Brownback Signs Constitutional Carry

    04/03/2015 6:36:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Sam Brownback said that he would sign the Kansas constitutional carry bill on Thursday, 2 April, 2015, and he did exactly what he said he would do.  The bill restores Kansas to very close to the legal status that the entire country was in regarding the carrying of weapons, when the second amendment was ratified. Governor Brownback complimented gun owners.  He said that they have shown them selves to be responsible.  From ksnt.com: Supporters of the bill said gun owners have shown they can be trusted to carry concealed. Brownback said gun owners have shown they are responsible....
  • The People's Cube is 10 years old

    04/02/2015 9:47:53 AM PDT · by HammerT · 11 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 4/1/2015 | Red Square
    On this day, 1 April 2015, the People's Cube is celebrating ten glorious years of unstoppable revolutions. Jubilant masses of correctly educated workers, peasants, and unwashed toiling intelligentsia are coming together in towns and villages around the world, carrying People's Cube posters, peacefully hurling red cubes at the capitalist classes, and spontaneously chanting Party-approved slogans: People's CubeLong live the Glorious World of Next Tuesday! Hurrah! Cheers for our beloved comrade Red Square, People's Director! We need more visual agitation and propaganda to tell us what to think! There is no truth but the Current Truth We demand equality of results!...
  • KS:Breaking: Governor Brownback will sign Constitutional Carry

    04/02/2015 6:48:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Today, April 2, 2015, Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas will sign SB 45, also known as the constitutional carry bill, into law.  The law will go into effect upon publication in the Kansas Register.  The bill restores second amendment rights in Kansas close to what they were when the Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. The Kansas House Committee on Federal and State affairs passed SB 45, the constitutional carry bill on the 18th of March, 2015. The bill was supported by the Kansas State Rifle Association, The National Rifle Association, and The National Association for...
  • HEY PAT BUCHANAN-

    04/02/2015 2:32:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 54 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Dear Pat: Although I did enjoy your book Death of the West, for 15 years since I've watched you plunge deeper-and-deeper-and-deeper into your hermetically-sealed isolationist world... so deep, you'll contort into a pretzel -and say just about anything- to defend it. Here's some news for you: 1- It's not our job to decipher whether Iran 'means it' or not when they threaten to destroy Israel... same as it's not our duty (nor problem) to have to try and guess whether the Russians' various plutonium-encrusted threats are actually 'serious'. It's IRAN's and RUSSIA's responsibility to grow-up, drop the trash-talk... or simply learn to shut...
  • How Dictators Come To Power In A Democracy

    04/01/2015 11:29:56 PM PDT · by annalex · 44 replies
    forbes ^ | 2/05/2013 | Jim Powell
    How Dictators Come To Power In A DemocracyJim Powell [...] Why, then, did the highly educated Germans embrace a lunatic like Adolf Hitler? The short answer is that bad policies caused economic, military and political crises – chow time for tyrants [...] We should understand that Hitler didn’t take over a small government with an effective separation of enumerated, delegated and limited powers. He took over a large welfare state. [...] Although Hitler echoed Soviet-style central economic planning with a Four Year Plan, his method was suffocating regulation rather than outright expropriation. There was nominal private ownership but government control...
  • Greenfield: This Culture War We're In

    04/01/2015 4:41:25 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 112 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, April 01, 2015 This Culture War We're In Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog How are wars won? To win a war you don't need to kill every soldier on the other side. What you need to do is destroy the other army as an organized force. You destroy the ability of the officers to command and the morale of the men. You destroy their perception of the worth of their side and of their own self-worth. All wars are culture wars. To win you must destroy the values of the other side. (That is one...
  • Control of southern entrance to the Red Sea the next Mid-East flashpoint

    04/01/2015 10:38:15 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 16 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 1, 2015 | Corky Boyd
    The Israeli intelligence blog Debka File reports that pro-Iranian Houthi troops have taken over control of the strategic straits (Bab el-Mandeb) at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. This choke point threatens all commercial and military maritime traffic from the oil rich nations bound for the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean. "Control of the Red Sea Bab el-Mandeb Straits passed Tuesday, March 31 to pro-Iranian Yemeni forces when the Yemeni Army’s 117th Brigade loyal to the former Yemeni President Ali Saleh handed positions guarding the waterway to two Houthi commando battalions trained by Iranian Revolutionary Guards. This is revealed...
  • Indiana & Sodom

    04/01/2015 9:29:46 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 33 replies
    The Book of Genesis, and recent events in Indiana & Arkansas | April 1, 2015 | me, and the Book of Genesis
    I was thinking about this recent business in Indiana, and now Arkansas, and it kind of reminds me of the scene in the Bible where the homos are gathered outside the house of Lot in Sodom, shouting for a wee bit of homo gang rape on the angels: [19:1] The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and bowed down with his face to the ground. [19:2] He said, "Please, my lords, turn aside to your servant's house and spend the...
  • Best 'April Fools' Gags of All Time:

    04/01/2015 5:13:47 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    'Taco Liberty Bell' (1996): Taco Bell Corp placed a full-page ad in seven major newspapers announcing it had 'bought the Liberty Bell' and was renaming it the 'Taco Liberty Bell' in-order to help pay-down the national debt. Predictably, angry (+ slightly naive and/or lacking a calendar) citizens melted the phones at the offices of the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell is kept. Taco Bell executives let them stew for a few hours before revealing it was all an April Fools gag at noon.  President Clinton's quick-on-his-feet White House press secretary Mike McCurry responded when asked about the...
  • Mayor Suggests that Chicago Airports Be Renamed [semi-satire]

    03/30/2015 8:42:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    In an unexpectedly difficult reelection campaign, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sought to rally support by promising to rename the City’s two airports in honor of President and Michelle Obama. The two airports are currently named in honor of World War II Navy pilot Edward “Butch” O’Hare and the 1942 Battle of Midway—an upset US victory over Japan that many historians view as the turning point of the war in the Pacific. “I don’t mean to denigrate these earlier historic events, but they pale in significance to the impact that President Obama has had on this country,” Emanuel explained. “O’Hare was...
  • MT: Governor Bullock Vetoes Constitutional Carry

    03/30/2015 4:53:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Bullock (D) of Montana vetoed constitutional carry, HB 298.   It seems that he did so on Friday the 27th of March.  He did not give a good reason for the veto; he simply applied the "we require a permit for everything else" excuse.  Perhaps we need to rethink this excessive requirement for permission from the state before we engage in our daily lives.  Five states have constitutional carry, and there is no evidence that it causes any problems.  Governor Bullock recommended that the gun muffler reform in HB 250 be improved to include all legal hunting.  It...
  • Late Night Thoughts about Chris Stevens

    03/27/2015 10:04:18 PM PDT · by MHT · 30 replies
    snopes.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | self
    It was revealed today that Hillary's server was cleaned and I started wondering more and more about 9-11-12. We still do not know where she, Obama, the CIA Director, or the Secretary of Defense were during the "riot". We still do not know who really gave the stand-down order that resulted in the deaths of Woods and Doherty. And we don't know how Chris Stevens really died and if he was sexually assaulted. Which has led me to a question--Could his family have asked to see the body?
  • Instead of 'Ridding World' of Nukes -As Pledged- Obama's Walked Us Into a Complex Arms Race

    03/27/2015 11:13:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Remember back in the Spring of '09, when a fresh-faced 'historic president' Obama told a cheering crowd one sunny day at Prague Castle that he'll work towards a world 'free of nuclear weapons'? In retrospect, it seems he meant a world just free of American nuclear weapons- as he's been slashing all our capabilities, development programs, and even defensive missile shields to appease enemies -primarily Russia- in order to free up more money for solar panels and food stamps. The Norks sure didn't get the memo... nor the Russians, or anybody else- as they've been building and testing whatever-they-damnwell-please the whole time....
  • Questions still being asked about Obama’s Social Security numbers

    03/27/2015 8:59:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 103 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/27/15 | George Spelvin
    President Obama’s Social Security numbers do not verify he even is a U.S. Citizen. A mismatch, two differing numbers at least, an imagined flight by a 15 year old from Hawaii to Connecticut to apply in person, and other anomalies are causing confusion yet again over the true identity of the man sitting in America’s Oval Office! A Notice of Mismatch on a Social Security Administration (SSA) Records form displays an incongruent match which was somehow sent to the President on 08/17/11. This mismatch refers to ss# 042-68-4425. The case verification number is 2011229111431GY. (1) The form contains a chilling...
  • Did the Enlightenment cause a global decline in violence?

    03/26/2015 7:34:13 PM PDT · by annalex · 8 replies
    The Week ^ | March 23, 2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Did the Enlightenment cause a global decline in violence?Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry Has the modern age seen a widespread decline in violence due to an awakening of western thought and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries? The author and neurobiologist Steven Pinker famously argued exactly that in his celebration of the Enlightment, The Better Angels of our Nature. Last week, in The Guardian, the author John Gray published a long article arguing that Pinker is wrong.So, who's right?Here are the points I would make.1. There has not so much been a decline in violence as a rise in squeamishness.As evidence of...
  • Greenfield Greenfield: Obama’s Two State Tantrum

    03/26/2015 4:56:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish blog | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, March 26, 2015 Obama’s Two State Tantrum Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Obama’s two terms showed us that he was a sore winner. Israel’s election showed us that he is even more of sore loser. Ever since Netanyahu survived an election that he was supposed to lose, Obama has been throwing a floor-pounding, siren-shrieking and high-kicking tantrum over the Jewish State. Its latest kick and shriek had White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough sidling into the toxic atmosphere at the D.C. conference for the anti-Israel lobby J-Street to berate Netanyahu. In attendance at the...
  • Images of Jerusalem

    03/26/2015 2:00:32 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Pope Francis: Doctrine is cold and leads to an abstract world devoid of Theological Virtues

    03/26/2015 1:55:49 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 19 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 26, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    The assault on doctrine continues as Rome disintegrates. Vatican Radio: "It is not 'cold doctrine' that brings joy, but faith, and the hope of meeting Jesus. He who cannot rejoice is an unhappy believer: that’s what Pope Francis said in his homily at Thursday morning’s Mass in Santa Marta in the Vatican: Abraham’s joy upon hearing that as God promised, he may become a father inspired Pope Francis’ reflection Thursday. Commenting on the day’s readings, Pope Francis remarked that Abraham is old, as well as his wife Sara, but he believes and opens 'his heart to hope' and is 'full...
  • GOP Urged Not to Lose Sleep Over Possible Executive Tax Hikes [semi-satire]

    03/25/2015 10:32:32 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-New/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 March 2015 | John Semmens
    Press Secretary Josh Earnest advised Republicans “not to lose any sleep over the president using his executive power to raise taxes. First, it hasn’t happened yet. So why fret about something that may not occur?” “Second, and even more important, if the president does decide to raise taxes there’s nothing anybody can do to stop him,” Earnest added. “The Internal Revenue Service is subordinate to his authority. If he orders them to increase the government’s take from taxpayers they will unhesitatingly obey. They most certainly won’t be swayed by anything any member of Congress or the courts might say or...
  • Et Tu, GOP? The Spineless Spinning of the Gutless Old Party

    03/24/2015 11:30:05 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 3 replies
    Self | 3/24/15 | Me
    The GOP and Karl Rove may find it advantageous to label Republican defectors as Tea Party extremists, i.e., Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh, but they cannot escape the fact they have systematically abandoned the ideals that defined conservatism since America’s inception: liberty, faith, low taxes, private enterprise, fiscal responsibility, government transparency, separation of powers, national security, and duty. If the GOP establishment wants to wage war on anyone they should begin by indicting themselves for treason and dereliction of duty. Time and again the once proud party of Ronald Reagan has capitulated on the deficit, entitlement reform, immigration,...
  • WHAT IS OWED TO THE SERBS.

    03/24/2015 10:44:37 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 64 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    WHAT IS OWED TO THE SERBS. One of those moments you never forget: Before the dawn on March 25, 1999, I stepped outside the door to find The New York Times there on the ground with the headline announcing that NATO had begun its bombing campaign against the Serbs in the former Yugoslavia on March 24, 1999. I remember looking at that front page of the paper before picking it up and thinking - "They are really doing it. It's no longer a threat. It's real. It's real. What a mistake. What a mistake." Then I picked up the paper...
  • What's With This Tripe in The Washington Times re. Ted Cruz's Father Fighting in Cuba?

    03/24/2015 6:20:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 75 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Didn't expect attacks to come from them... not on the first day.  And not sure what's up with Ralph Z. Hallow's agenda -be it lib or GOP establishment-connected- but what a bunch of intellectually-dishonest hooey: Shortly after launching his 2016 presidential bid, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz went on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News for a full hour Monday night where he told the story of how his Cuban-born father, Rafael Cruz, fought against the dictator in charge of Cuba at time, Fulgencio Bautista, more than a half century ago.  But Mr. Cruz, 44, didn’t once mention that his father...