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  • Charlie Daniels Celebrates Our Nation's Birthday: My Beautiful America

    07/03/2015 7:31:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    I have just completed a leg of our 2015 tour that has taken me across the entire heartland of America, Pacific to Atlantic, and once again I'm deeply touched by what this country means to me. As the 239th Birthday of the greatest nation the world has never known approaches, I can think of no better way to use the Soapbox space this week than by celebrating the greatness of the blessed United States of America, by sharing a piece I wrote years ago that describes my feelings for my homeland. This soapbox will be the most current until Monday...
  • Okay, David Brooks, Which Culture War Should Conservatives Fight?

    07/03/2015 5:42:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/03/2015 | Joe Rigney
    avid Brooks has some surprising advice for social conservatives: Fight the culture war. No, not culture war oriented around sexuality. The other culture war. Brooks admits he’s to the left of most social conservatives. Yet he describes himself as a “friend and admirer,” and offers us a different course from either Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option or Robert George’s principled rejection and resistance. Brooks’s advice is to put aside the culture war oriented around the sexual revolution. It’s alienated large swaths of the American people, been a “communications disaster,” and is, in the near term, “destined to lose.” Instead, Brooks suggests...
  • Ted Cruz is a presidential candidate to be reckoned with

    07/02/2015 10:40:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sylvia Van Peebles, San Diego Politics
    Every once in a while there comes along a candidate who is head and shoulders above the rest. Such a person is Senator Ted Cruz. He is that rare candidate who stands his ground, does not intimidate, never loses his cool and is, above all, always a gentlemen. Everyone who is anyone in the liberal media has been having interviews with Cruz. Not because they are so enamored of the Senator, but more because they are on a mission-a mission to trip him up, catch him off-guard, back him into a wall. They haven't been successful yet. Cruz is fully...
  • Scott Walker’s Hard Right Turn in Iowa May Hurt Him Elsewhere

    07/02/2015 10:24:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2, 2015 | Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin spent months persuading influential Republicans that he alone had the impressive conservative achievements and mainstream American appeal needed to not only win the party’s nomination but also recapture the White House. Breakout performances on the stump in Iowa early this year vaulted Mr. Walker, who is expected to officially enter the presidential race this month, into the lead in polls in the state with the nation’s first nominating contest, and cemented him among the top three Republican contenders in most national surveys. But the expectations created by that early prominence, as well as a growing...
  • A Letter to the Gay Community from a Loving Daughter (2nd mom doesn't replace dad I lost)

    07/02/2015 2:26:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 2, 2015 | SHEILA LIAUGMINAS
    Read this open letter to the Gay Community from a loving daughter.   She wonders why there isn’t more attention on the rest of this story, namely the children raised by two mothers or two fathers.   Same-sex marriage and parenting withholds either a mother or father from a child while telling him or her that it doesn’t matter. That it’s all the same. But it’s not. A lot of us, a lot of your kids, are hurting. My father’s absence created a huge hole in me, and I ached every day for a dad. I loved my mom’s...
  • Strong majority see Confederate battle flag as symbol of pride, not racism: poll

    07/02/2015 9:42:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/2/2015 | Rick Moran
    If you are paying attention to the mainstream media, you might be fooled into believing that most Americans want the Confederate battle flag consigned to the dustbin of history because it's a racist symbol. In fact, a new CNN poll reveals the surprising fact that sentiment with regards to the battle flag hasn't changed much in 15 years: most believe it to be a symbol of Southern pride, not racism. And while a slim majority agrees the flag should be removed from government property, a majority think that most of the suggested ways to remove the flag from American life...
  • Love Didn’t Win—It Was Redefined

    07/02/2015 9:33:06 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 01, 2015 | Frank Turek
    Love Didn’t Win—It Was Redefined Frank Turek | Jul 01, 2015 “Love wins” is the hashtag of choice for those in support of the newest Supreme Court decision that passed that legislative body by a 5-4 vote. If you’re not content with that, you’re just an evil bigot who needs to shut up and support this new legislation. Forget the fact that you have very rational reasons for keeping marriage between a man and a woman: genderless marriage changes the cultural understanding of marriage from the well being of children to merely the romantic desires of adults. For kids who...
  • Rebranding Tradition

    07/02/2015 8:22:40 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 2, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here’s the problem with getting rid of standards you find outdated, such as the Ten Commandments or traditional morality: In the chaos that inevitably results from their absence you wind up trying to concoct something to replace them with without calling it by the same name. Consequently, you wind up trying to disguise the original guidelines. David Brooks fumbled around with this in a recent column and Yale has created an entire center devoted to bringing back self-control and discipline without ever once using that old-fashioned terminology. “Put aside a culture war that has alienated large parts of three generations...
  • Massive Crowd! Bernie Sanders Rally Fills 10,000-Seat Stadium in Madison (Commies)

    07/02/2015 5:46:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/02/15
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders touted his progressive credentials before his largest crowd to date Wednesday night as he pushed his campaign into Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s backyard. Sanders packed the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Madison, filling its 10,000 seats to show his bid to snatch the Democratic nomination from front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton isn’t a longshot after all.
  • Episcopalians Vote to Allow Same-Sex Weddings in Churches

    07/01/2015 9:15:37 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7-1-2015 | Breitbart News
    <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.</p>
  • Donald Trump is on the rise — and that’s very bad news for the GOP

    07/01/2015 4:19:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 126 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 1st, 2015 | By Paul Waldman
    Donald Trump is surging. In a field that has grown to 16 Republican presidential candidates (once Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich make their candidacies official), Trump is now in second place pretty much wherever you look. A new Quinnipiac poll of Iowa voters shows him tied for second with Ben Carson; they each have 10 percent to Walker’s 18. The latest CNN/WMUR poll in New Hampshire also puts Trump in second, with 11 percent, behind only Jeb Bush at 16 percent. And in the Huffington Post Pollster average of national polls, Trump comes in a mere...
  • Did YOU change your Facebook picture to a rainbow flag? (psychological test)

    07/01/2015 10:43:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/01/15 | y Ellie Zolfagharifard
    The Atlantic speculated Facebook is using it to monitor how views spread But Facebook has denied using it to collect user data on behavior The site has previously come under fire for altered the news feeds of almost 700,000 users in a huge psychological data experiment Your Facebook feed is probably looking a little more colourful this week. In celebration of the Supreme Court's approval of same-sex marriage, the site is offering users a tool to overlay their profile photos with a rainbow filter. More than 26 million people changed their profile pictures using Facebook's rainbow filter to show their...
  • DEAR AMERICA: Here's why everyone thinks you have a problem with guns(?)

    07/01/2015 8:59:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 6/28/2015 | Matthew Speiser
    Other countries don't have America's gun problem. Here, we take a look at the data that shows why America is so unlike the rest of the world when it comes to the popularity and the abuse of guns. We'll look at the role that policymakers play in the gun-control debate, and we'll look at what can be done (if anything). It isn't pretty, but it's important. Hundreds of thousands of American lives hang in the balance.
  • TV Land Pulls ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Off the Air

    07/01/2015 8:38:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/01/15 | Kipp Jones
    A week after Warner Bros. announced it would halt the production of all merchandise featuring the Confederate flag on General Lee, the iconic car from The Dukes of Hazzard, the show has inexplicably disappeared from TV Land’s lineup. WB announced the move as major retailers Walmart, Amazon, eBay, and Sears all introduced bans on the sale of Confederate flag merchandise in the wake of Dylann Roof’s Charleston, SC shooting rampage at a black church. “Warner Bros. Consumer Products has one licensee producing die-cast replicas and vehicle model kits featuring the General Lee with the confederate flag on its roof —...
  • Survey: Majority of Americans Not Interested in Gun Control for 2016

    07/01/2015 8:29:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In a Suffolk University/USA TODAY survey released on Tuesday, Americans said they do not want gun control to be a “significant subject” in the 2016 elections, by a margin of 52 to 43. The survey was conducted from June 25 to June 29, just over a week after the heinous attack in Charleston by alleged gunman Dylann Roof. According to Suffolk University, in addition to not wanting to hear about gun control in 2016, a majority of Americans do not believe increasing gun control via expanded background checks will curb mass violence. Fifty-six percent of respondents said it would not,...
  • Obama’s evolution of marriage and sexuality: An Asian perspective (Revealing)

    07/01/2015 8:07:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Asia Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dinesh Sharma
    During the re-election cycle in 2012, President Obama sent seismic shock waves through the news media when he became the first American president to publicly support marriage equality. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court sided with the president’s views in a 5-4 decision, sending a ruling “like a thunderbolt” through American society in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states[1]. As the longtime advisor, David Axelrod revealed in his recent book[2] that candidate-Obama was in favor of same-sex marriage (when running for the US Senate[3]) before he was against it (while running for the Presidency[4]), and then he...
  • LGBT Activists: Marriage Was Never the 'End Game'

    07/01/2015 7:55:13 AM PDT · by fwdude · 162 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 30, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Now, the real fight begins, say leaders in the LGBT movement. And it won’t be for the faint of heart. So-called “marriage equality” is not the end-game, according to the activists. It’s merely a window through which they will push for other rights, in housing, education, health care, employment and religious practice. An op-ed in the Nation, a left-of-center magazine, provided a playbook for LGBT rights activists moving forward from last Friday’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court proclaiming same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. In that op-ed, LGBT activists were encouraged to take the offensive against any...
  • Protecting Humanity from Ice Ages

    07/01/2015 7:38:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Fred Singer
    There is no question here: To protect our civilization from harm, it is vitally important to understand the causes of severe climate cooling and try to figure out how to prevent such cooling episodes, if possible. There are two kinds of ice ages; they are fundamentally different and therefore require different methods of mitigation: (i) Major (Milankovich-style) glaciations occur on a 100,000-year time-scale and are controlled astronomically. (ii) “Little” ice ages were discovered in ice cores; they have been occurring on an approx. 1000-1500-yr cycle and are likely controlled by the Sun. The current cycle’s cooling phase may be imminent...
  • Pro-Life People: When Debating Abortion, Avoid This Embarrassingly Common Logical Mistake

    06/30/2015 11:20:24 PM PDT · by kathsua · 69 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 24, 2015 | Tim Brahm
    Don’t you hate it when your honest clarification question is mistaken for the start of a fallacious argument? Almost every time in the last year I’ve talked with pro-choice students at a pro-life outreach, I’ve had an exchange that goes something like this: Pro-Choice Student: The fetus isn’t even a person. Tim: We agreed earlier that a newborn is a person. Do you think a fetus is a person right before birth? Pro-Choice Student: *sigh* I know where you’re going with this, you’re going to try to trap me by asking if it’s a person right before that, or right...
  • Transgender is yesterday's news: How companies are grappling with the 'no gender' society

    06/30/2015 10:39:37 AM PDT · by rbg81 · 37 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | 6/29/2015 | Vivian Giang
    Facebook now offers more than 50 ways for users to identify their gender. Says one exec, “Gender neutral is kind of the new thing.” With Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn, transgender issues have become front and center in the mainstream cultural conversation. But among many young people, there is a much bigger conversation going on about gender. The whole notion of “binary” — female and male — gender norms is being seen as limiting, and unnecessary. At elite liberal arts colleges like Vassar and Wesleyan, students have earnest conversations about gender being a “social construct,” and bathrooms are “gender neutral,”...
  • Diversity Dictators on Campus

    06/30/2015 8:38:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 30, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Apparently university administrators no longer read George Orwell because they don’t seem to recognize how Orwellian their policies are. “Speech codes are almost never identified as such by the many colleges and universities that impose and enforce them. Instead, speech codes come in many forms, often with innocuous–sounding titles: ‘free speech zone’ policies that limit student or faculty expression to small, remote areas of campus; email policies that ban ‘offensive’ communication; civility policies that mandate politeness on pain of punishment; and—most commonly—overbroad, vague harassment policies that rely on subjective, amorphous definitions and thus restrict vast swaths of protected speech,” Greg...
  • District Judge to Brady Campaign: Quit Suing Companies For Selling Ammo

    06/30/2015 8:05:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/29/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    It is apparent that this case was filed to pursue the political purposes of the Brady Center, and, given the failure to present any cognizable legal claim, bringing these defendants into the Colorado court where the prosecution of James Holmes was proceeding appears to be more of an opportunity to propagandize the public and stigmatize the defendants than to obtain a court order which counsel should have known would be outside the authority of this court.
  • Ben Wattenberg R.I.P.

    06/29/2015 4:26:28 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 6/29/2015 | Yuval Levin
    Ben Wattenberg — the gloriously unclassifiable public intellectual, journalist, television host, amateur demographer, and loving student of America — passed away yesterday at the age of 81. Among Wattenberg’s many gifts to his country, his unwavering refusal to abide any simple narrative of American decline always struck me as the greatest.
  • Demand A Plan to End Gunmanism

    06/29/2015 11:37:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 6/29/2015 | Unknown
    Finally, the celebrities of America have come together to put aside their impulse to be politically correct and to call out gunmen and Gunmanism. To be specific, it's radical, extreme Gunmanism that we are talking about here. Most gunmen are peaceful, law abiding people who just want to eat sandwiches and raise their kids.
  • Legal Force [Church and State by RC Sproul]

    06/29/2015 10:01:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    The Sword and the KeysKey to resolving the issues regarding how the church must relate to the state is an understanding of the distinct functions Scripture assigns to each authority. Church and state are actually both ministers of God that are appointed to fulfill certain tasks. Historically, human beings have always run into trouble when the state attempts to do the work of the church and the church attempts to do the work of the state.
  • Dinosaur proteins and radiocarbon wreak ‘Jurassic World’ havoc. Latest creationist research...

    06/29/2015 8:09:20 AM PDT · by fishtank · 39 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 6-25-2015 | Brian Thomas
    Dinosaur proteins and radiocarbon wreak ‘Jurassic World’ havoc Latest creationist research demolishes dinosaur dogma by Brian Thomas Published: 25 June 2015 (GMT+10) The record-earning movie Jurassic World continuously reminds its viewing audience that dinosaurs went extinct tens of millions of years ago. Most agree with this, of course, because it is the standard view of the evolutionary establishment. But just days after the movie hit big screens around the world, six technical papers in a special, groundbreaking, dinosaur issue of the journal Creation Research Society1 Quarterly (CRSQ) presented evidence that directly confronts the millions-of-years concept.2 I wrote one paper that...
  • Global Jewish Population Nearing Pre-Holocaust Numbers

    06/29/2015 7:50:11 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    jspace ^ | 6/29/15
    The global Jewish population is approaching the size it was before the Holocaust, a new report by an independent Jerusalem-based think tank says. The report, compiled by the Jewish People Policy Institute, indicates that there are 14.2 million Jews worldwide as of early 2015. Add in various “subgroups” (such as immigrants to Israel and American “partial Jews”) and the number approaches 16 million — which nears the pre-World War II global Jewish population of 16.6 million, Ynet reported on Friday. After Israel, which is home to 6,103,200 Jews, the United States has the second-highest Jewish population at 5,700,000.
  • Jeb Bush Supports Gun Control

    06/29/2015 7:17:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 6/28/2015 | Robert Farago
    Jeb Bush said Saturday. Bush, who plans to meet with black ministers in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday, said identifying potentially violent people before they commit such crimes is a better approach than further restrictions on gun ownership. ‘We as a society better figure out how we identify these folks long before they feel compelled to take up a gun and kill innocent people,’ the former Florida governor said at a town hall meeting.” And then, this . . . Afterward, he told reporters gun control was an issue that should be sorted out at the state level. “Rural areas...
  • What Life Is Like When Children of Gay Couples Don't Matter

    06/29/2015 5:14:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 6-29-2015 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    We changed our mind and started opposing gay marriage when we realized we didn’t matter to gays and lesbians. And the fact that we counted for so little in the eyes of the community asking for total power over people like us was not only emotionally hurtful, but also, and perhaps more importantly, politically terrifying. A funny thing happened on the way to equality. It started with tales of lesbians stuck in the hospital after car accidents, unable to receive their own lovers as visitors. Who could oppose legal protections to prevent such tragedies from happening? I bought into these...
  • Elena Kagan 2009: “There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage”

    06/28/2015 8:58:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | june 24, 2015 | william a. Jacobson
    I hate trying to predict court rulings, but the political winds have changed dramatically the past few years, so if I had to bet, I’d bet that the ruling is 5-4 for gay marriage. [Warning – my bets tend to be counter-indicators.] Don’t think for a second that politics and public opinion doesn’t influence such historic cases. I also expect Elena Kagan to be one of the five, based on her comments during oral argument, via NY Times: -snip So, before the decision is released, it’s worth revisiting Kagan’s 2009 testimony before the Senate during confirmation hearings on her nomination to...
  • Michael Moore offers to pay bail, legal fees of woman who removed Confederate Flag

    06/28/2015 7:19:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Flint Journal ^ | June 27, 2015 | William E. Ketchum III
    FLINT, MI — An artist/protester has been arrested after taking down the Confederate flag in South Carolina, and Flint-area filmmaker Michael Moore has offered to pay for her bail and legal fees. According to NBC News, two activists were arrested Saturday morning after one removed the Confederate flag from a pole outside South Carolina's Statehouse in Columbia. Reports say Brittany Ann Byuarium Newsome, of Raleigh, N.C., climbed the pole around 6:15 a.m. and unhooked the flag, according to a statement by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety Bureau of Protective Services. James Ian Tyson, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was...
  • U.S. troops face eating, drinking restrictions during Ramadan

    06/28/2015 6:18:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | June 27, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Do U.S. troops fast during Yom Kippur? Lent? No? Why not? “U.S. Troops Face Eating, Drinking Restrictions During Ramadan,” by Jeryl Bier, Weekly Standard, June 26, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller): A top commander in southwest Asia reminded U.S military personnel stationed in Muslim countries in the Middle East of the restrictions placed on them during Ramadan. According to a report by the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs, Brig. Gen. John Quintas, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing commander in Southwest Asia, said that the U.S. is “committed to the concepts of tolerance, freedom and diversity.” But he added that...
  • No Conservatives, Legalizing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Mean Polygamy Is Next

    06/28/2015 9:43:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    Politicus USA ^ | 06/27/2015 | By: Keith Brekhus
    Shortly after the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in favor of the right for same-sex couples to marry, conservatives rushed to condemn the ruling by invoking the slippery slope logical fallacy that permitting gay couples to marry opens the door to legalizing polygamy too. Conservative commentator Bill Kristol tweeted “Polygamy here we come”. Fox News host Martha MacCallum queried:  So suppose three people say, we want to be a marriage; we’re three people, and we love each other, and we want to be a marriage. What’s to prevent that, under this? Even Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts employed the “slippery slope...
  • Gun Owners We Love: Carrie Lightfoot

    06/28/2015 9:25:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    range365.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | Barbara Baird
    From the parking lot, the headquarters of The Well Armed Woman (TWAW, often referred to as “tee-wah”) https://thewellarmedwoman.com looks like another collection of offices in an affluent business area of Scottsdale, Ariz. Open the door, though, and you enter the world of women’s shooting. From receptionist to the warehouse workers to the guard dog—a mutt named “Sig Sauer”—TWAW revolves around personal protection for women. The mantra “Educate. Equip. Empower” forms the backbone of TWAW, which, less than three years after its star, has d 229 shooting chapters and thousands of members in 49 states. There is also now an online...
  • Tenth Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules Against Guns

    06/28/2015 8:35:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 6/27/2015 | RRangel
    It appears that, until the nation’s highest court decides to protect the expressly enumerated Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms as strongly as it does non-enumerated rights like gay marriage and abortion, law-abiding American gun owners are simply left to watch lower courts unravel the Constitution and our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms in decisions like Bonidy.
  • Pope Engages in Blasphemy

    06/28/2015 4:59:45 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/25/2015 | Suzanne Hamner
    Again, another day of "ranting" emerges, as things have just "stuck in my craw," as my grandmother would say. Being this "rant" speaks about the Pope of the Catholic Church, I composed this one carefully. Many government leaders see the man as not only "head" of the Catholic Church but as someone who has an insight into Christians as a whole. They count on the Pope to "sway" and "keep in line" the millions of Catholics worldwide to varying states of government. Pope Francis I does his job well. Being a protestant Christian, the understanding of the structure of the...
  • FRANZI: Donald Trump and the politics of polarization

    06/28/2015 1:33:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Green Valley News and Sun ^ | June 27, 2015 | Emil Franzi, talk show host on KVOI-AM
    Many Republicans are worried that Donald Trump’s entry into the GOP presidential sweepstakes will be “bad for the party” because of the sometimes extreme positions he espouses with even more extreme rhetoric. Many Democrats are jubilant because they will attempt to use Trump to brand the entire GOP. Neither understand the politics of polarization. Trump helps the GOP and the conservative movement. Here’s why. When the checkered pants country club mush mouths were fully in charge of the GOP and the only real conservative you saw on national TV was George Will on Brinkley, the GOP was not only a...
  • The courage to be on the wrong side of history: Lessons from Burke and Nietzsche

    06/27/2015 3:42:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/27/15 | Ryan Shinkel
    Millennials who stand up for family, marriage, and the foundational institutions of civil society make possible a new cultural counter-revolution. The question is, will you join it?Editor’s note: This article originally appeared June 18 at Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute—eight days before the Supreme Court ruled on same-sex marriage and the release of Marvin Olasky’s cover story on churches facing the LGBT juggernaut. It is reposted here with permission.It seems that the Supreme Court will probably strike down the conjugal marriage laws of our states. It seems Anthony Kennedy may have finally made up his mind...
  • Tunisian Mass Murderer Counted On Gun Laws and Culture for Success

    06/27/2015 3:35:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 27 June, 2015 | David Codrea
    Revising earlier reports that two attackers were involved, authorities are now saying only one man was responsible for killing dozens of tourists and wounding dozens more at a Tunisian beach resort. Reportedly armed with a Kalashnikov initially concealed with an umbrella, it took an after-the-fact armed security team response to stop the killer from adding to his unarmed victim count . . . This is the second attack on tourists in Tunisia this year. In March, an attack at the National Museum killed at least 22 people, all but one of them tourists, showing that those interested in committing politically-motivated...
  • Bobby Jindal: ‘Let’s just get rid of the court’

    06/27/2015 1:38:11 PM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 105 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/27/2015 | Adam Howard
    In the wake of Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, Republicans did not hold back their rage – but few politicians went as far as 2016 candidate Gov. Bobby Jindal. The Louisiana Republican, who launched a longshot bid for the presidency last week, suggested that the 5-4 ruling, which made same-sex marriage legal throughout the nation, was cause for disbanding the entire Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court is completely out of control, making laws on their own, and has become a public opinion poll instead of a judicial body,” Jindal said in a statement on Friday. “If we...
  • Juan Williams: People Shouldn’t Have ‘Tremendous Automatic Weaponry’

    06/27/2015 1:12:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 112 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/27/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    He then cited a two-and-a-half year old poll showing support for gun control and said, “Most gun owners… do not see the need for people to be going around the country with tremendous automatic weaponry.”
  • Gay Marriage, Racism and Obamacare: The Challenge of Caring (barf alert)

    06/27/2015 12:07:44 PM PDT · by fifedom · 11 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/26/15 | Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.
    My wife cried when she read the notice on her cell phone this morning that the Supreme Court had recognized the right of gay people to marry. She told me the news in a choking voice, and I promptly cried and choked up as I reflected back the news to her. "So much needless suffering for so many years" she correctly said. I nodded, and appreciated once again my wife's good heart. We teared up at the news that Obamacare had withstood that latest round of attack and millions of people would now keep their health insurance. We teared up...
  • Pennsylvania newspaper won't accept anti-gay marriage editorials anymore

    06/27/2015 7:30:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/27/2015 | Rick Moran
    A newspaper in Harrisburg, PA, PennLive/The Patriot-News, informed its readers yesterday that the paper would no longer be accepting anti-gay marriage letters or op-eds. After nationwide outrage was expressed, the paper revised its policy slightly; you could submit anti-gay marriage tracts for a limited amount of time. Daily Caller: After receiving strong pushback, the newspaper’s editorial board, which is overseen by Editorial Page Editor John Micek, quickly revised its policy. Freedom of speech will be allowed — but only for a “limited” period of time. Micek explained on Twitter: “Clarification: We will not foreclose discussion of the high court’s decision, but arguments that...
  • Chelsea's mom has got it going on! Band sings the praises of presidential candidate Hillary

    06/27/2015 1:18:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 26, 2015 | Carly Stern
    Barack Obama got his own music video from 'Obama Girl' during his presidential campaign back in 2007, and now White House hopeful Hillary Clinton has earned a musical dedication of her own to promote her run for President. All-male string quartet Well-Strung did a remixed rendition of Fountains of Wayne's 2003 song Stacy's Mom, which tells the story of a boy who has a crush on his friend's attractive mother, dedicating it to 67-year-old Hillary – and her daughter Chelsea, 35. In Well-Strung's version, which they released on YouTube yesterday, Chelsea's mom is the one who's 'got it goin' on'...
  • School Nutritionists: Participation in School Lunch Program 'Abruptly Down' in 49 States

    06/26/2015 8:10:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Gabrielle Cintorino
    (CNSNews.com)-- The School Nutrition Association (SNA), which represents 55,000 school nutritionists nationwide, is pointing to data published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to draw awareness to the fact that “after 30 years of steady growth in the National School Lunch Program, student participation is abruptly down in 49 states."The nutritionists attribute the drop to new nutrition standards that were instituted by USDA in 2012.Total national participation in the School Lunch Program peaked in 2010 and 2011 at 31.8 million, according to USDA. In 2012, it was 31.7 million. But in 2013, it dropped by 1 million participants, to 30.7...
  • Farrakhan: I Don’t Get Debate Over Confederate Flag, ‘We Need to Put the American Flag Down’

    06/25/2015 7:19:41 AM PDT · by illiac · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/24/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Louis Farrakhan stated “We need to put the American flag down. Because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag” in remarks before the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC on Wednesday first reported by DC’s WMAL. Farrakhan said, “White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city, they don’t give a damn about them nine.” He added that when the police took suspected shooter Dylann Roof to Burger King they were saying “You did a good job. Kill all them [bleep.]”
  • FARRAKHAN: I DON’T GET DEBATE OVER CONFEDERATE FLAG, ‘WE NEED TO PUT THE AMERICAN FLAG DOWN’

    06/24/2015 8:03:09 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2015 | Dan Hanchett
    Louis Farrakhan stated “We need to put the American flag down. Because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag” in remarks before the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC on Wednesday first reported by DC’s WMAL. Farrakhan said, “White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city, they don’t give a damn about them nine.” He added that when the police took suspected shooter Dylann Roof to Burger King they were saying “You did a good job. Kill all them [bleep.]”
  • Two Quick Opinions

    06/26/2015 12:35:53 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 33 replies
    Self | 6/26/'15 | Zionist Conspirator
    I know I haven't been very active lately. Part of this is because the news is so unceasingly bad all the time that I simply must take breaks to keep from giving in to despair. But here are my thoughts on the implicit connection between two current raging headlines. In all but outlawing the rebel flag and all things Confederate, the Left is intentionally pushing buttons and trying to create a conflict. I understand how angry FReepers are, but I have read posts by FReepers saying they will now fly the rebel flag instead of the American flag (the Charleston...
  • OFFICIAL STATEMENT — 26 JUNE 2015: Supreme Court Decision Will Not Alter Doctrine on Marriage

    06/26/2015 10:52:10 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 47 replies
    mormonnewsroom.org ^ | 26 June 2015 | LDS Church Statement
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church issued the following statement Friday: "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints acknowledges that following today's ruling by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriages are now legal in the United States. The Court's decision does not alter the Lord's doctrine that marriage is a union between a man and a woman ordained by God. While showing respect for those who think differently, the Church will continue to teach and promote marriage between a man and a woman as a central part of our doctrine and practice." The Church has outlined its doctrine and position...
  • SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Mandates Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    06/26/2015 10:17:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 6/26/2015 | Bob Owens
    No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.