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  • CJís back! Black middle schooler urges GOP to focus on freedom and limited government

    02/26/2015 5:57:26 PM PST · by Kyle Olson · 12 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/26/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    On the heels of shredding President Obama in a YouTube video earlier this week, Georgia middle schooler CJ Pearson is turning his sights on the GOP. ďWe need to start educating people on the values of our (Republican) Party: limited government, liberty, freedom, personal responsibility and all of those issues which we all hold dear,Ē Pearson says in a video produced today. ďAs a 12-year-old boy, I go to middle school every single day, and there have been many times where kids have asked me, ĎCJ, what exactly is a Republican or a Democrat?í ďOur party should seek to engage...
  • Obama to Order Groups to Refer Girls Reporting Sexual Assault to Facilities That Provide Abortions

    02/26/2015 11:31:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | February 25, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Quietly on Christmas Eve, the Obama administration changed the rules on handling refugee children who enter the country without their parents and report being victims of sexual assault. All refugee aid groups, including Catholic and other Christian groups, will now be required to refer those girls to facilities that provide abortions. Religious groups that work with refugees are concerned that the new rules may require them to give up federal funding. Dr. Susan Yoshihara of the New York and Washington DC-based Center for Family & Human Rights (C-Fam) first reported the change last week: ďFaith-based groups say this is a...
  • How gun control is causing another European Holocaust

    02/26/2015 6:39:47 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    americanthiker.com ^ | 2/26/2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    When Adolph Hitler got into power, he confiscated all the guns owned by Jewish people. Then, once they were defenseless, he sent them all to concentration camps. Now, in 2015, Jews are being slaughtered again because of their religion. And because of strict gun control laws in Europe, they are once again defenseless.
  • WashPost: Global warming tides will carry screaming Eskimos out to sea

    02/26/2015 6:29:29 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthiker.com ^ | 2/26/2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    ......unfortunately, global warming isn't real, and we can't help them. Liberals would have you believe that the coastline is unchanged from the day the Earth was created until the first man-made CO2 emissions were burned, but we know that over many years there have been radical changes to the continents and coastlines, and what is happening in Alaska is probably just a part of that natural process. If the article wanted to be thorough, it could have looked at the evolution of the Alaskan coastline over the past few hundred years to show how change occurs on its own. But...
  • Al Gore out in the cold

    02/26/2015 5:52:06 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/26/2015 | Ted Nugent
    Right now over 80 percent of the Great Lakes have frozen over for the second year in a row. Literally hundreds of record low temperatures have been recorded this winter. And as I write this little Uncle Ted Gonzo weather update, all meteorological indicators are that it is not over yet. Boston remains buried in the second snowiest season on record. As I type away warmed by a glowing fireplace on my iced-over Texas ranch, roughly 80 percent of the country is in the same deep freeze as I am. Forty percent of the country currently has a wind chill...
  • Obama threatens to veto GOP education reform bill

    02/25/2015 6:37:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 25, 2015 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama would veto the House Republican plan to overhaul the controversial No Child Left Behind law, his administration said Wednesday. The GOP plan, known as the Student Success Act, ďrepresents a significant step backwards in the efforts to help all of the nation's children and their families prepare for their futures,Ē said the Office of Management and Budget in a statement of administration policy. The bill ďabdicates the historic federal role in elementary and secondary education of ensuring the educational progress of all of America's students, including students from low-income families, students with disabilities, English learners and students of...
  • ADL Rushes to Defend Campus Anti-Semites

    02/25/2015 9:53:53 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 8 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 2/25/'15 | Sara Dogan
    Even groups whose purported mission is to defend Jews against attack do not always acknowledge the extent of campus anti-Semitism and SJPís role in perpetrating it. Tina Malka, the associate regional director of the San Diego chapter of the Anti-Defamation League was quoted as stating that SDSUís inclusion on the Top Ten list was ďunfair to the school.Ē [SNIP] Yet, the ADL is determined to keep its head in the sand and dismiss the many documented incidents at SDSU with the claim that they do not indicate an ďanti-Semitic environment.Ē It is time for the ADL and other mainstream Jewish...
  • State Department's top counterterrorism official arrested in child sex sting

    02/25/2015 7:11:16 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 25, 2015 | Alexandra Klausner
    Daniel Rosen, 44, was charged with one count of 'use of a communications device to solicit a juvenile' 'He will be put on administrative leave while this proceeds to its end through any judicial process,' spokeswoman Jen Psaki said I'ts unclear whether Rosen is alleged to have used personal or State Department-issued devices A U.S. State Department official was jailed Tuesday on a charge of soliciting a minor. Daniel Rosen was arrested at his home in Washington, D.C., about noon on Tuesday and was in custody at the D.C. jail Tuesday night, said Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department spokeswoman Lucy...
  • Activist Warns Return of Warmer Weather May Bring More Ferguson Violence: ĎMy Prayers Are Withí

    02/25/2015 7:23:59 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/24/2015 | Tony Lee
    A St. Louis community activist told a civil rights commission that he is worried that rising temperatures will bring more violence in a region that saw widespread riots last year after Michael Brownís death and is becoming more ďvolatile.Ē
  • Why Obama Won't Call the Jihadis Islamic - Robert Spencer in FrontPage

    02/25/2015 6:00:15 AM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/24/15 | Robert Spencer
    Barack Obama aroused controversy over his affinity with Islam yet again in February 2015, when a photo surfaced from the U.S.-African Leadersí Summit in August 2014, showing Obama passing by a group of African delegates with his right index finger raised in a gesture strongly reminiscent of the Islamic Stateís now notorious one-finger salute. For the Islamic State and other Muslims, this gesture signifies allegiance to Islamís absolute monotheism. Whatever Obama may have meant by it, the revelation that he had made the gesture ó coming so soon after his renewed refusal at his ďCountering Violent ExtremismĒ summit to identify...
  • Outgoing UN IPCC Chief reveals global warming Ďis my religion and my dharmaí

    02/25/2015 1:26:40 AM PST · by 9thLife · 17 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | February 24, 2015 10:16 AM | Marc Morano
    Pachauri's resignation letter on religion: 'For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma.'
  • Mall of America urged to drop Ďridiculousí concealed-carry ban in wake of terror threat

    02/23/2015 7:19:45 PM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish says the al-Shabaab threat against the Mall of America should be enough to motivate mall owners to drop their ďno gunsĒ policy so citizens can protect themselves. Mr. Cornish, a Republican who also chairs the House Public Safety Committee, said the Mall of America has interpreted state concealed carry laws incorrectly, and heís intent on challenging them for it, a local CBS affiliate reported. ďThis is completely ridiculous. The complete opposite of what they should be doing,Ē he said. ďIf weíre threatened with an attack, the last thing you want to do is disarm...
  • HHS Will Require Caretakers of Unaccompanied Children to Provide Abortion-Inducing Drugs

    02/24/2015 11:41:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) Ė The U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesí Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is advancing federal regulations that require federally funded organizations caring for illegal alien minors who are in the United States without their parents (Unaccompanied Children or UC) and who may have been sexually abused access to ďemergency contraceptionĒ services. ďEmergency contraceptionĒ includes abortion-inducing drugs. These care providers currently include Catholic and other faith-based organizations that oppose abortion, according to the Center for Family and Human Rights or C-FAM, a Catholic advocacy group. The Interim Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 24,...
  • Brainwashed! Life in a world of illusion and deceit

    02/24/2015 8:03:20 AM PST · by fishtank · 2 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-24-15 | Helen Doogue Vere
    Brainwashed! Life in a world of illusion and deceit By Helen Doogue Vere Many of us feel we are clear about what we believe and why. Perhaps you think you have a cohesive, logical and well-thought-through worldview. But what if you are more the product of your culture, your society and your peers, than you realise? Secular psychologist Philip Zimbardo certainly thinks that we can be easily influenced to think or behave in certain ways. In 1971, he ran the Stanford Prison Experiment, whereby he took healthy and apparently well-disposed male American college students, and randomly assigned them roles of...
  • 14 Things Everyone Should Understand About Guns

    02/24/2015 6:49:44 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | 2/24/2015 | Sean Davis
    Guns can be dangerous in the wrong hands. But so are articles about guns written by people who donít understand anything about them. Thereís sadly no excuse to be ignorant about firearms. Theyíve been around for hundreds of years. Theyíre owned and operated safely by tens of millions of Americans each year. Our Constitution guarantees our individual right to possess guns so that we might be able to defend ourselves from those who would violently take away our freedom. Many gun controllers, however ó some of whom have bylines for major media organizations ó donít actually know the first thing...
  • Marine's long, strange tale is recounted in court-martial

    02/24/2015 6:38:58 AM PST · by pabianice · 6 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 2/23/15 | Althouse
    Closing arguments heard at Arab American Marine's court-martial Disillusioned with the Marine Corps and fearing he would die in combat, an Arab American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq in 2004 and fled to his native Lebanon, a Marine prosecutor told a court-martial Friday. Hassoun's lawyer told a military judge Friday that Hassoun was captured by insurgents and held for 17 days before a tribal sheik negotiated his release. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, who disappeared from a military camp in Iraq a decade ago and eventually turned up with family in Lebanon was charged Friday with desertion and other charges....
  • John Legend's Spoiled Academy Award Speech

    02/24/2015 5:40:47 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/24/2015 | David Lawrence
    During Legendís speech Oprah Winfrey was crying. I donít understand why these millionaires and billionaires bite into the apple of their ancestorsí grief. Legend and Oprah suffered nothing. Are they so greedy that they want fortunes simultaneously with the pride of being trounced-on-slaves?
  • Obamaís fight against the Ideology-With-No-Name

    02/24/2015 4:58:20 AM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | February 23, 2015 | Robert R. Reilly
    U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, D-Pa., and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., applaud as President Barack Obama takes the stage to speak at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington Feb. 5. (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters) On Wednesday and Thursday last week, President Barack Obama gave two speeches at the White House Conference on Violent Extremism, attended by representatives from some 60 nations. His purpose was to focus attention, both domestically and internationally, on fighting the sources of violent extremism. What are those sources? Obama answered, ‚ÄúBy ‚Äėviolent extremism,‚Äô we don‚Äôt just mean the terrorists who are killing innocent people. We also...
  • Mom Who Wants Her Kid to Be Gay Sparks Conversation

    02/24/2015 4:21:26 AM PST · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 29 replies
    One motherís essay, which states her desire for her 6-year-old daughter to be gay, has triggered a debate about parenting and gender stereotypes. Sally Kohn, a CNN contributor, lives with her partner Sarah Hansen and their daughter Willa Hansen-Kohn in Brooklyn, New York. In her recent essay for the Washington Post, Kohn writes, ďIím gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too.Ē She explains her stance by saying, ďBut more often than not, we define happiness as some variation on our own lives, or at least the lives of our expectations. If we went to college, we want...
  • Florist refuses attorney generalís options to settle lawsuit over same-sex weddings

    02/23/2015 7:32:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has offered florist Barronelle Stutzman a deal: She can cater to same-sex weddings or she can stop doing weddings altogether. Of course, thereís always a third option: She can go out of business. Ms. Stutzman, the 70-year-old owner of Arleneís Flowers in Richland, Washington, is opting for none of the above. ďYour offer reveals that you donít really understand me or what this conflict is all about,Ē Ms. Stutzman said in a letter to Mr. Ferguson. ďItís about freedom, not money. I certainly donít relish the idea of losing my business, my home, and everything...
  • Did any Freeper tape record Savage's interview with Chris Kyle?

    02/23/2015 12:43:55 PM PST · by fishtank · 46 replies
    The Savage Nation ^ | 2-23-15 | Michael Savage
    Michael Savage is looking for the complete interview that he did with Chris Kyle - it was done right after the book "American Sniper" was released. Unfortunately, Savage can only find half the interview - Savage's voice only, and he doesn't have Chris Kyle's answers. By chance, did any Freeper tape record the interview? If so, Savage would like to hear from you.
  • This Is The Biggest Problem Facing The World Today: 9 Countries Have Debt-To-GDP Over 300%

    02/23/2015 10:38:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2/23/15 | Tyler Durden
    If anyone has stopped to ask just why global central banks are in such a rush to create inflation (but only controlled inflation, not runaway hyperinflation... of course when they fail with the "controlled" part the money paradrop is only a matter of time) over the past 5 years, and have printed over $12 trillion in credit-money since Lehman, the bulk of which has ended up in the stock market, and which for the first time ever are about to monetize all global sovereign debt issuance in 2015, the answer is simple, and can be seen on the chart below....
  • Secular Study: No Big Bang?

    02/23/2015 8:37:27 AM PST · by fishtank · 39 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-23-15 | Brian Thomas
    Secular Study: No Big Bang? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Christians who believe the universe began billions of years ago often point to the Big Bang model to try and verify a creation-like beginning.1 But a new origin of the universe model offers an "everlasting universe" and dismisses the whole idea of a Big Bang.2 Genesis does not describe a Big Bang. Instead of a hot explosion, it presents a rather cold, watery origin. Instead of stars first, followed by Earth's emergence billions of years later, God made Earth first, then stars four days later. If the Big Bang really...
  • Arm Potential Victims of Domestic Violence

    02/22/2015 8:18:01 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 2/21/2015 | Robert Farago
    Letís say you want to stop someone from shooting you. You could A) lobby for more gun control, B) report the potential killer to the police, or C) arm yourself. Choose any two. Common sense suggests that B and C are the correct answer. Even if you think ďstricterĒ gun laws could keep a gun out of the hands of your potential killer, youíd have to be crazy to consider it a short-term solution. When itís your life on the line, short-term solutions are what you need. And any law that makes it harder for you, the innocent party, to...
  • An A-to-Z guide to the new PC

    02/21/2015 12:24:31 PM PST · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    Spectator ^ | 7 February 2015 | Brendan O'Neill
    Anyone who thought political correctness had croaked, joining neon leg warmers, mullets and MC Hammer in the graveyard of bad ideas from the late 1980s and 1990s, should think again. When even someone as gay-friendly and Guardian-hued as Benedict Cumberbatch can be hounded for incorrectness, you know no oneís safe. So what can you say? Hereís an A-to-Z guide to the new PC. A is for America. One-time land of the free, founded by un-PC white dudes partial to a drink and sex with slaves, but more recently the birthplace of identity politics (see under I) and 21st-century taboos (see...
  • Islam was taken over by an anti-intellectual school. Western Leftists don't believe in Truth

    02/21/2015 7:28:27 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/4/2013 | Alvino-Mario Fantini
    †The first theological school in Islam Ö said, "God is rationality and justice," Ö the other side Ö said: "No, God is pure will and power. Rationality has nothing to do with Him and whatever He does is incomprehensible to us and He cannot be confined to what is thought to be reasonable or unreasonable." †It's a denial of natural law and because of this almost perverse concentration on God's omnipotence. The theological school in Sunni Islam called Ash'arism, which is the majority theological school, even today says that God is the first and only cause of everything and there...
  • Liberals Cannot Understand Why Poor Whites Vote For the Republican Party

    02/21/2015 7:15:46 AM PST · by pinochet · 78 replies
    Liberals have been wailing over the past two decades on why poor whites vote for the Republican Party. In 2012, the New Yorker Magazine published an article on poor Republicans, that was full of all the crude stereotypes about poor whites. http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/poor-white-and-republican After all, the Democrats are offering free stuff to the poor, such as free health care, free welfare payments, free food stamps, and other free goodies. In the opinion of the Democrats, poor whites are voting against their economic interests by voting for the Republican Party. Liberals have coined the term "Trailer Park Republican" to describe poor whites...
  • Capehart: Rudy's 'Lying'óObama Doesn't Think Differently About America Than Reagan

    02/21/2015 6:52:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 78 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    From a shining city on a hill and Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall, to terrible deeds in the name of Christ and terrorists' legitimate grievances. The chasm between Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama when it comes to their views of America and the world could hardly be wider. But on today's Up With Steve Kornacki, when the host asked the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart whether President Obama talks and thinks about America differently from Reagan [and Clinton and Carter], Capehart emphatically replied "No. Rudy Giuliani is lying." View the video here.
  • New rules on narcotic painkillers cause grief for veterans and the VA

    02/21/2015 6:27:24 AM PST · by pabianice · 37 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 2/21/15 | Wax-Thibodeaux
    Craig Schroeder was injured in 2006 while serving with the Marines in Iraq and suffers from traumatic brain injury and pain, for which he has been on a steady regimen of opioids. WASHINGTON ó New federal rules that make it harder to get narcotic painkillers are taking an unexpected toll on thousands of veterans who depend on these prescription drugs to treat everything from missing limbs to post-traumatic stress. The restrictions, adopted last summer by the Drug Enforcement Administration to curb a national epidemic of opioid abuse, are for the first time, in effect, forcing veterans to return to the...
  • Europeans Discover When Guns Are Outlawed, Only Terrorists Will Have Guns

    02/20/2015 10:13:00 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/20/2015 | Michael Walsh
    Europe, a continent long known for the rarity of gun violence, is confronting twin challenges that give the issue sudden urgency: a growing population of radicalized young men determined to strike targets close to home, and a black market awash in high-powered weapons. The problem has been rendered vividly in recent weeks by a pair of deadly assaults that each paralyzed a European capital. In Paris and Copenhagen, the attacks were carried out by former small-time criminals turned violent extremists who obtained military-grade illicit weapons with apparent ease. In contrast with the free-firing United States, Europe is generally seen as...
  • Morning Joe Rips Rudy, But No One Claims Obama Really Loves America

    02/20/2015 5:36:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Something striking on today's Morning Joe. On the one hand, there was complete consensus thatóas a matter of politicsóRudy Giuliani made a huge mistake in claiming that President Obama doesn't love America. Panelists called his comments "stupid," "crazy," "tone deaf," even "racist." But remarkably, there was one thing that no one said: that as a matter of substance Rudy was wrong. No one made the case that President Obama really does love America in the way most Americans do.
  • Judge Rules Against Grandma Florist For Refusing To Service Gay Wedding

    02/19/2015 6:48:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 18, 2015 | Casey Harper
    A Washington grandmother and florist of 40 years who refused to service gay weddings because of her faith will now be forced to arrange flowers for gay ceremonies, a judge ruled Wednesday. On top of that, the woman, Barronelle Stutzman, will have to pay the legal penalties imposed by the judge as well as attorneyís fees. Benton County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom ruled in a summary judgement that Stutzman violated anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws. Ekstrom ruled that the gay couple could collect penalties not just from her business, but also from her personally, according to Alliance Defending Freedom,...
  • Former Atlanta Fire Chief Sues City, Claiming He Was Fired for Christian Faith

    02/19/2015 2:50:06 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Aleteia ^ | February 19, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    <[p> The former fire chief of Atlanta, Georgia, is suing the city and its mayor, claiming he was dismissed from his job because of his Christian faith. Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of†Kelvin Cochran, a highly regarded fire offical whose troubles began when some fire department employees complained about a book he was allegedly distributing on the job. Cochran†had written the book, "Who Told You That You Were Naked?"†which briefly discusses "Biblical sexual morality," according to an ADF press release. Cochran, who is a deacon in a Protestant church, wrote the book during his...
  • Across the Great Divide: Can any Republican unify the party in the 2016 primaries?

    02/19/2015 1:47:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 18, 2015 | Ronald Brownstein
    No Republican presidential hopeful since George W. Bush in 2000 has generated widespread support across the party's class and cultural divides. The next GOP nominee may be the candidate who most closely matches his success. The Republican presidential primary electorate now divides about evenly between two factions. The GOP's "managerial" wing consists of voters who are generally more affluent, better educated, more secular, and somewhat less ideological. The party's "populist" wing draws on the overlapping circles of evangelical Christians, blue-collar voters, and the most committed conservative believers. As a Harvard MBA who memorably identified "Jesus" as his favorite philosopher, Bush...
  • The GOP Must Be the Big-Tent Party

    02/19/2015 1:25:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Interest ^ | February 19, 2015 | Peter Harris
    The United Statesí political parties have always been amalgams of factions rather than vehicles for any single interest. Partly because of the pressures of the electoral system and partly because of the republicís vastness, forging either of the two major parties into a political monolith has been impossible; the need to cater to a wide base of Americans tends to keep the parties broad and relatively inclusive. This embedded pluralism of the U.S. party system has diminished somewhat in the current era of polarization but it has not evaporated entirely. The parties are still relatively broad churches. This is clearest...
  • Geology documents dinosaurs fleeing Noahís Flood

    02/19/2015 7:06:20 AM PST · by fishtank · 114 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 19 February 2015 (GMT+10) | Tas Walker
    Geology documents dinosaurs fleeing Noahís Flood by Tas Walker Published: 19 February 2015 (GMT+10) In February 2015, geologists Tracy Thomson and Mary Droser, in an article published online by the journal Geology, released graphic evidence for the reality of Noahís Flood.1 Swimming animals left tracks underwater Thomson and Droser Lark-Quarry-trackmaker Figure 1. Swim trackway from Capitol Reef National Park, USA. The Geological Society of America press release shows a sandstone block sitting vertically in the field with tracks running for a few metres across its surface (figure 1). These are interpreted as swimming tracks because the imprints represent only a...
  • Principles of constitutionalism: divided power is limited power

    02/19/2015 5:52:45 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 8 replies
    Renew America ^ | February 11, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    In the previous installment of this series, I discussed the place that virtue was understood to have as the basis for all good government, and thus its central position in the minds of the founding generation who established our Constitution. In this article, I would like to explore one of the ramifications of that principle, and discuss how it was applied in our founding document. This is the principle that "divided power is limited power," and why it is important, constitutionally and morally speaking, for power to be both divided and limited. If there is one thing our founders were...
  • Marie Harf Doubles Down

    02/18/2015 10:46:59 PM PST · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 2-18-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I don't know, man. If I'm Obama, I might be starting to have a little problem with Marie Harf. Not over what she's saying. I mean, that's right where he wants her to be, but she's becoming a bigger media personality than Obama is. And that kind of stuff doesn't sit well with people like The One. Anyway, she's doubled down. You know, yesterday she said that the problem with ISIS is we're never gonna beat 'em by killing them. We can't outkill them. We can't kill 'em in war. We need to get them jobs. So everybody had...
  • RECIPE: Scott Walker Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup

    02/18/2015 2:43:55 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
    SPECTATOR.ORG ^ | 16 FEBRUARY 2015 | AMELIA HAMILTON
    SCOTT WALKER WISCONSIN BEER CHEESE SOUP What Youíll Need: ē 3/4 cup butter ē 1/2 cup diced celery ē 1/2 cup diced carrots ē 1/2 cup diced onion ē 3/4 cup all-purpose flour ē 1/2 teaspoon dry ground mustard ē 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth ē 5 ounces shredded cheddar cheese ē 5 ounces shredded monterey jack cheese ē 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (itís a lot of cheese, but this is Wisconsin!) ē 1 (12 ounce) can or bottle of beer ó preferably Wisconsin beer such as Spotted Cow ē Milk to taste ē Salt and pepper to...
  • Barack Obama: Islamist Killers Have ďLegitimate GrievancesĒ [GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING]

    02/18/2015 1:53:51 PM PST · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-18-2015 | Jim Hoft
    ISIS released a new video Sunday‚Äď They titled it‚Äď‚ÄúMessage Signed in Blood to the Nation of the Cross.‚ÄĚ It was produced by the Islamic State‚Äôs Al Hayat Media.In Sunday‚Äôs video ISIS slaughtered 21 Christian Copts in Libya. The Christians were all wearing orange jumpsuits and were marched out together on a beach.The Christians were forced to kneel down in a line. They act like they are in some kind of a trance or drugged.The people of the cross were beheaded.At the end of the video the water runs red with blood.Today Barack Obama empathized with Islamist killers in his opinion...
  • Why I have resigned from the Telegraph

    02/18/2015 12:54:17 PM PST · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    opendemocracy.net ^ | 2-17-2015 | Peter Oborne
    Five years ago I was invited to become the chief political commentator of the Telegraph. It was a job I was very proud to accept. The Telegraph has long been the most important conservative-leaning newspaper in Britain, admired as much for its integrity as for its superb news coverage. When I joined the Telegraph had just broken the MPsí expenses scandal, the most important political scoop of the 21st century. I was very conscious that I was joining a formidable tradition of political commentary. I spent my summer holiday before taking up my duties as columnist reading the essays of...
  • The Republican Wisdom of Machiavelli

    02/18/2015 3:14:56 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 144 replies
    The accepted dogma among many conservatives is that the way to save what remains of our republic is to vote conservative, constitutionalist, virtuous men and women into office. History shows that to be a blind alley, a dead end that occupies many minds, all the while evil men get away with high crimes. Itís a pity that electoral history going back decades have failed to disprove their belief. Most of the conservative candidates we send to congress go wobbly, rino or worse. Meanwhile, no congressional rats ever turn conservative. Clearly, there is something outside the power of personal character and...
  • PRIDE: Progressives Rejecting Intellectual Diversity Explode

    02/18/2015 2:34:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-18-2015 | Mike Adams
    If you are reading my column, you are familiar with the claim that campus administrators often seek to deprive young conservatives of the ability to defend their beliefs in the marketplace of ideas. But you may not have heard the claim that campus administrators often deprive young leftists of the ability to defend their beliefs in the marketplace of ideas. The latter contention is the subject of the present column. It begins with a salient example from my own campus, UNC-Wilmington. Here on my campus, a bold Christian organization called Ratio Christi often seeks to open up the marketplace of...
  • Why Does Income Inequality Exist? An Economic and Biblical Explanation

    02/17/2015 4:11:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    The Bible speaks at length about our uniqueness. We are created in Godís image and are matchless, just like a snowflake. We are also commanded to use our unique combination of skills and abilities to glorify God and serve others. Our unique skills allow us to make a special contribution to the world we live in, not just in the church or on the mission field, but through our work. Because we are uniquely created, we are endowed by Christ with a specific set of gifts. We can further the Kingdom of Christ by knowing our gifts and pursuing them...
  • Principles of constitutionalism: virtue as the basis of good government

    02/17/2015 10:06:05 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 2 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    We live in a time when the idea of "virtue" is foreign to American politics. Legislation is the result of bribery and influence-peddling instead of sound policy. The good of the country takes a backseat to vote buying among special interest groups and favored constituencies. The private lives of the majority of our politicians would make prostitutes from a century ago blush with shame. Indeed, the very fact that we have so many "politicians" and so precious few "statesmen" is a symptom of the state of American degradation. The American people, reflecting the image of their masters, despise and discourage...
  • Out of Babel--Not Africa

    02/17/2015 7:38:26 AM PST · by fishtank
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-16-2015 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Out of Babel--Not Africa by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Newly published research combining genetic, language, and demographic data challenges the idea of a single lineage of languages and human populations evolving out of Africa.1 Instead, the data supports the idea that multiple people groups have independent originsóa condition one would predict if the confusion of languages at the Tower of Babel happened as described in the Bible. Both language traits and genomic variability in populations change as people migrate to new areas. Some populations split off, and others merge. Thus, while languages and DNA sequences are passed along differently, they...
  • They're black Ė what do you expect?

    02/17/2015 5:41:10 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/17/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    Serendipitously, my brother phoned while I was writing about how liberals mistreat blacks. He watched a reality TV show in which the white host visited a black neighborhood. Every black person on the program was illiterate. A black guy on the show spelled dead, ďd-e-d.Ē My brother said he felt embarrassed for our people. I seized the moment to inform him that white liberals typically expect very little of blacks. Liberalís so-called compassion for blacks is nothing more than their arrogant superiority and racist bigotry of low expectations. I told my brother about white liberal former CNN host Pierce Morgan...
  • Why No Swimsuit Issue of Men?

    02/17/2015 2:29:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-17-2015 | Dennis Prager
    On the happily few occasions when callers to my radio show make a particularly foolish comment, I ask them what graduate school they attended. When they ask why I assume they attended graduate school, I respond, "Only someone who went to graduate school would say something that foolish." Because it is never my intention to humiliate a caller, I always hasten to explain that my comment is not directed at the caller; it is directed at our universities. Moreover, I mean it literally. In order to say certain things that are so obviously foolish, one has to be taught them....
  • Nigel Farage to join Sarah Palin at CPAC conference for US conservatives

    02/16/2015 8:11:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | February 16, 2015 | Raf Sanchez and Steven Swinford
    Ukip leader will speak at CPAC summit where plastic fetuses are handed out by anti-abortion activists. Nigel Farage will speak alongside some of the most extreme conservatives in US politics Nigel Farage will speak alongside Sarah Palin and some of America's most extreme Right-wing conservatives at a conference in Washington next week. The Ukip leader will share a stage with a host of gun activists, Tea Party leaders and anti-abortion campaigners at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Visitors to the summit are sometimes handed plastic fetuses by Evangelical Christian activists as a symbol of their opposition to abortion,...
  • Arizona Education Chief Nullifies Federal Food Fundraising Rules

    02/16/2015 6:12:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | February 15, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    A state-level bureaucrat is standing up to the the central government planners is a most unusual way. Arizonaís superintendent of public instruction, Diane Douglas, has informed all school districts in the Grand Canyon State that they have blanket authority to ignore all federal nutrition mandates regulating school fundraisers. "Forcing parents and other supporters of schools to only offer federally approved food and snacks at fundraisers is a perfect example of the overreach of government and intrusion into local control," Douglas said in a statement. "I have ordered effective immediately, that the ADE Health and Nutrition Services division grant exemptions for...