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  • Our moment in history...FR...what say ye?

    07/04/2015 9:09:56 PM PDT · by IAMNO1 · 16 replies
    Self-indulgent diatribe | July 4, 2015 | IAMNO1
    This post is a long time in the making, and spurred on by the significance of today's date (July 4th!) and a recent post made by ETL about the Revolutionary War series (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3307499/posts). (I'm a first-time poster of a thread, so hopefully got this down right!) While I’m busy watching the very first episode of this excellent historic series, on this night of July 4th, 2015, as fireworks go off in the distance, and seeing graphical representations of events leading up to our own Revolutionary War (such as the turning of Franklin’s political sensibilities toward the American cause while in...
  • Dump Donald Trump crusade: African Americans could learn from the Hispanics

    07/04/2015 5:57:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 4, 2015 | Anthony Ogbo, Houston City Hall Examiner
    Indomitable Donald Trump, the pompously outspoken American business mogul, investor, and television personality who recently announced his bid for the 2016 presidential race candidate has finally met his waterloo, and it was not about Barack Obama. His bigmouth has finally landed him in a provocative political terrain – trouncing a presidential ambition that has only been announced. Trump, a Republican presidential entrant was announcing his readiness last month when he made some horrible remarks about Mexicans. His comments were obviously offensive. He said in part that “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that...
  • Donald Trump and 2015 / 2016 Considerations…

    07/04/2015 4:35:00 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 63 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7-4-2015 | sundance
    July 4, 2015Donald Trump and 2015 / 2016 Considerations… by sundance Make no mistake about it, Donald Trump can win the GOP nomination and the White House in 2016 – But it will take a herculean amount of support from ordinary Americans to do it. Like many others, I initially found myself doubtful that Donald Trump was going to actually mount a campaign. Now however, I’m increasingly and cautiously -even happily- optimistic he does actually intend to win the nomination. However, it’s going to take a huge amount of support from the body electorate to help Trump withstand what is...
  • Sheriff Arpaio Speaks: Got Donald Trump's Back; I’ve Been Working On Obama Birth Certificate

    07/04/2015 4:02:12 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 22 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joe Arpaio
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio was interviewed by Investigative Radio's Aaron Klein and defended Donald Trump's comments on illegal immigration. Sheriff Arpaio also brought up the Obama identity document fraud issue. The full interview is scheduled to air Sunday night at 7:00 PM ET on AM-970. ( audio excerpt embedded below ) Arpaio added that Trump “did talk about the birth certificate in the past.” “You know I’ve been working on that. So I don’t know. I guess you got to be politically correct when you run for office,” he said.
  • On this day in 1776, a new nation was founded on an idea: Freedom.

    07/04/2015 3:49:11 PM PDT · by walford · 13 replies
    Facebook ^ | 07/04/2015 | walford
    It was the first time in history that a country was based upon something other than place or ethnicity. The Founding Fathers built upon the thoughts and actions resulting from the Reformation and Enlightenment, deliberately crafting a government legitimized by a popular mandate. No longer did someone rule by Divine Right. Religion and the Divine were not possessed by a Chosen aristocracy and the coercive power of government was not used to impose it upon the populace. Political influence and economic success could be attained by other means than birth. For the first time in history, one could use hard...
  • The Guardian: Whites Stole Barbecue from Native Americans and Africans

    07/04/2015 12:41:50 PM PDT · by rightistight · 164 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/4/15 | Aurelius
    To celebrate July 4, the Guardian published an article to tell the people of America that one of their favorite ways of cooking, barbecue, was stolen from enslaved Africans and Native Americans. The article is titled, "Barbecue is an American tradition – of enslaved Africans and Native Americans" and was written by Michael Twitty, who calls himself a culinary historian. "The traditional holiday cookout has its roots in the cooperation between black and indigenous peoples struggling to get or keep their freedom from colonialists," Twitty's secondary headline reads. "If America is about people creating new worlds based on rebellion against...
  • Supreme Court Ignores Our Constitution and Wears the Hats of Obama-type Fascists

    07/04/2015 10:56:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/04/15 | Jerry McConnell
    Many American citizens have been openly questioning and wondering if the recent SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) decisions regarding and Same Sex Marriage are the beginnings of a governmental fascist takeover by self-appointed elitists. The SCOTUS decisions were much less Constitution-based directives for guidance as the work of that body is properly defined, but more establishment of illegal law as articulated by five or six, self-deigned ‘supreme beings’ in the beginnings of a coup d’état for outright control of our government. Three of the Justices of the current body who were appointed by conservative U. S. Presidents remained...
  • EPA Mulling Rules against Fireworks, BBQs [semi-satire]

    07/04/2015 10:46:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jul 2015 | John Semmens
    The American tradition of celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and barbeques may be living on borrowed time. The Environmental Protection Agency is working on new regulations that could put a serious dent in the festivities. Strict new standards for ozone could bar most fireworks displays and some backyard BBQs. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy derided the idea that traditional modes of celebrating July 4th merited any special consideration. "Clean air is too important to play second-fiddle to abuses that result in needless pollution," McCarthy contended. "Given our modern technology there are surely more environmentally-friendly ways of celebrating this annual event." The...
  • Happy Birthday President Coolidge

    07/04/2015 10:07:11 AM PDT · by NRx · 8 replies
    Self (vanity) | 07-04-2015 | NRx
    My favorite president was born 143 yrs ago today, July 4th 1872. Some facts about President Coolidge...    1. He was the last President to balance the budget every year while in office.  2. During his administration the top income tax rate fell to its lowest level in the history of the country up to the present day, at about 25%.  3. He paid down the national debt every year he was in office.  4. He cut spending in every department of the government during his administration. 5. During his administration unemployment fell to just under 3% and the GDP...
  • Our first Fourth of July after our last Independence Day

    07/04/2015 8:24:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/4/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    With the feckless Republicans joining the satanic Democrats to attack our freedoms at every chance, this is our first July 4 that cannot rightly be called Independence Day. We have seen our last Independence Day. This essay was first posted on July 4, 2013. We tried. We really did try as hard as we could. Over the past 237 years we have poured out the lives of generations of our young men and women to defend our liberties. We have willingly sacrificed our treasure and our tears fighting to keep the wolves of tranny away from our door. But unless...
  • Happy Birthday America!

    07/04/2015 7:50:11 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-4-2015 | MOTUS
    Like all of your favorite radio/teevee hosts I’m doing a “best of” today. I hope you enjoy my 2015 4th of July retrospective.Happy Birthday America!From 2011: a pre-4th post from Camp David, Home For the Holiday: Feliz Quarto De Julio Anyway, the long and short of it is Lady M decided to send me and Little Mo back to the Big White to weed and water the Big White Organic Garden of Versus in order to give our illegal Mexicans the rest of the Quarto de Julio weekend off. From 2012:  Happy Birthday America! July 4, 2012 in which we...
  • GOP Presidential Preference Thread Poll

    07/04/2015 6:21:44 AM PDT · by parksstp · 54 replies
    Vanity Poll | 07-04-2015 | parksstp
    Fourth of July GOP Presidential Preference Poll Reply in this thread to the following question: (1) If the GOP Primary/Caucus were held TODAY in your area, whom would you vote for as your choice for the Republican Nominee for President (Choose 1 Only) NOTE: They don't have to be officially declared so vote for whomever you want. (2) If you could choose one GOP Presidential Candidate to be removed from contention immediately, who would you choose (Choose 1 Only). (3) Optional - In choosing the person you would vote for TODAY or choosing the candidate you would want removed from...
  • Just in time for Independence Day, the Left is coming for our barbecue grills

    07/04/2015 6:08:03 AM PDT · by Marcus · 39 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | July 4, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    On this Independence Day, one of the sadder aspects of American life we have to consider is the tendency of some Americans to wag their fingers at others about the way they choose to live, sometimes with disastrous results. The temperance movement of the 19th Century led to Prohibition which led to Al Capone, for example. Now someone writing in the New Republic on Friday wants to take away our right to barbecue.
  • ME: Constitutional Carry Bill Goes to Governor Paul Le Page

    07/04/2015 5:52:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 July, | Dean Weingarten
    LD 652/SP 245, known as the constitutional carry bill, has been passed out of the special appropriations table, been  approved of in the Senate (again) by a 23 to 12 vote, and will now go to Governor Paul Le Page for signature or veto.   It does not appear that the legislature will be in session for three consecutive days in July, so if Governor Le Page does not sign the bill, it will not become law. Governor Le Page said that he would not sign the bill if it required Maine residents under the age of 21, on active...
  • George Takei: An Intellectually Honest Liberal in a Dishonest Tribe

    07/04/2015 5:28:26 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 63 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/4/15 | Steve Berman
    The conservative world exploded in outrage over George Takei's blatantly racist remark calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas "a clown in blackface," but they all got this story wrong. Takei is a very rare bird: an intellectually honest liberal. I'm not going to cover in detail what Takei said and what Justice Thomas wrote.  You can read about it here, here, and here. To sum up, Justice Thomas wrote in his dissent on Obergefell v. Hodges (the gay marriage case, for those who have hid their heads in a bag for the last two weeks) that the government doesn't bestow dignity and humanity...
  • Donald Trump May Be the Great White Hope the GOP Needs

    07/04/2015 5:26:26 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 32 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 7/2/15 | Steve Berman
    The mainstream media is descending on The Donald like buzzards on carrion—and their instincts for a fresh kill are rarely wrong.  But don’t discount Donald Trump. Erick Erickson offered sage advice for the tempestuous-tempered billionaire-cum-politician to stay on offense, but I expect that Trump will rebound very soon. The “stay on offense” advice works best for politicians, but Donald Trump isn’t one.  He’s a unique personality that cuts through American culture like a chainsaw—rough, noisy, and with lots of flying pieces. Trump’s at his best when he’s talking, and fortunately for him, it’s probably his favorite pastime, other than writing...
  • Donald Trump Was Right… Rape Trees Found Along US Southern Border

    07/04/2015 4:34:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 4, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump has stirred up controversy in recent days for claiming “rapists” and “killers” are migrating over the United States’ southern border. Univision and NBC Universal cut ties with Trump this past week, refusing to air the “Miss Universe” pageant he partially owns as a result, and Macy’s announced Wednesday it was also discontinuing his clothing line. But Trump was right. Rapists are crossing over into the US southern border. And officials are finding rape trees. Women’s undergarments hang in a tree near the US border.Latina.com reported on this tragic development in 2009: “From beheading to kidnappings, there seems to...
  • Trump wins battle against Political Correctness

    07/04/2015 4:21:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/04/15 | Jeff Crouere
    Political correctness is a very serious affliction that has done incredible damage to our country. It will eventually destroy America if it is not pulled up by the roots and finally eradicated When Donald Trump announced for President, he made some strong statements about the immigration problems facing our nation. He said that Mexico was “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.” In essence, Trump noted that Mexico was not sending their scientists and scholars to America. In his speech, he mentioned that while immigrants are taking jobs in this country; corporations like...
  • George Takei—too dumb to be a real racist

    07/04/2015 4:20:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/04/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Just because Takei had the ability to memorize such great lines “Aye aye, captain,” does not mean he has any smarts. And, as far as intelligence in actors goes, Takei is no Ronald Reagan. He’s not even a Kim Kardashian As everyone who does not depend on the left wing mainstream media for news knows by now, actor and gay rights spokesman, George Takei, is not too pleased with what Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his dissenting opinion in the gay marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges. Of the only black justice on the Supreme Court of the United...
  • Happy Independence Day

    07/04/2015 4:19:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/04/15 | Sandy Stringfellow
    The hardest part for constitutional conservatives in 2016 – as it was for Reagan – will be defeating the Progressive RINO Establishment and their crony capitalist enablers in the Republican primaries. Every 4th of July, patriotic Americans celebrate the fundamental essence of what Thomas Jefferson penned in the Declaration of Independence (with Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston); a commemoration of July 4th, 1776, upon which day the Thirteen Colonies set forth the explanation and justification for a parting of ways with Great Britain and the tyrannical rule of King George III: the legal separation occurred on...
  • Polygamy could be the next sexual liberation campaign

    07/04/2015 1:22:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Spectator ^ | July 2, 2015 | Ed West
    Back in the early 1990s when the kind old 17th Duke of Norfolk was special guest at prize-giving night at our school he remarked that in Islam one was allowed up to four wives. ‘What a nightmare,’ he quipped, ‘imagine having four mothers-in-law’ (or something to that effect). I think back at the joke as indicative of a more innocent age; if he had said that now, some little Pavlik Morozov in the assembly would have tweeted his outrage and by the time the Duke left the building he would have been trending on Twitter, forced to step down as...
  • Oregon Cancels Free Speech Rights of Christian Bakers [semi-satire]

    07/04/2015 12:55:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jul 2015 | John Semmens
    Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian finalized his order requiring Aaron and Melissa Klein, bakers who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, to pay $135,000 in emotional damages to the couple they denied service. When the Kleins attempted to defend their religious objections in a radio interview, Avakian issued a "gag order" forbidding them from speaking publicly on the topic. Avakian dismissed the "freedom of speech" claim, insisting that "Oregon's statute outlaws refusals to serve customers based on their sexual orientation. For them to try to continue the argument after I have already ruled against them shows contempt...
  • This Independence Day is a time to mourn, and rekindle righteous indignation toward tyrants [Vanity]

    07/03/2015 7:51:54 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 74 replies
    July 3, 2015 | Tom Hoefling
    'When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." -- Proverbs 29:2 Don't get me wrong. We'll be barbecuing tomorrow and greatly enjoying the fellowship of family and friends. We'll be lighting off a few celebratory firecrackers, as John Adams suggested we should do. We'll go to the local fireworks display and commemorate our national liberty and independence with our fellow citizens. But, on this particular Independence Day, something important is missing. I can't help but mourn, as traitors, cowards, wicked men, and oath-breakers run amok in American halls of power....
  • Why Two? The Question Gay Activists Cannot Answer

    07/03/2015 6:35:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 3, 2015 | Michael Brown
    If marriage is not the union of a man and a woman, then why should it be limited to two people (or, for that matter, require two people)? Why can't it be one or three or five? What makes the number "two" so special if it doesn't refer to the union of a male and a female? I have asked this question for years in various settings, from a campus debate with a professor to social media and from my radio show to writing, and I have not yet received a single cogent answer, since no cogent answer exists. If...
  • OFFICIAL INDEPENDENCE DAY AMERICANA THREAD

    07/03/2015 5:18:50 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    EEE | 03 JULY 2015 | EEE
    Post your favorite pic, memory, song, or statement about the good old' U.S.A!
  • Fourth of July flag celebration extravaganza!! (video at link)

    07/03/2015 5:08:20 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 4 replies
    Paying appropriate tribute and due respect to various flags on July 4. Movie budget: $0 Materials cost: less than $1 (paper and inkjet printing) Creatively sticking it to the proper parties: Priceless For horrible stuff, there's Obama, ISIS, liberals/Democrats/communists, NWO types, and rainbow people. For everything else, there's 'MERICA.
  • North Carolina Sharks in Marine Protected Area

    07/03/2015 4:29:55 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 12 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | July 3, 2015 | Larry Walker, II
    Mid-Atlantic Shark Area Swim At Your Own Risk:: By: Larry Walker II ::If you follow the mainstream media, you would think the recent surge in shark attacks off the North Carolina coast is due to unusually warm water, a lack of rain causing increased salinity, or because more people are in the water than ever before, all of which is nonsense.In other words, they don’t have a clue. It might be more helpful to the public if the mainstream media simply stated the obvious and moved on to its next barrage of misinformation.So what is causing the uptick in...
  • David Frum Ignores reality in his anti-gun "article"

    07/03/2015 2:52:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    David Frum, in an article published in the Atlantic on 23 May, takes considerable liberties with the facts and truth.   The article is under the "politics" section, so it should be a bit more concerned with facts than a typical opinion piece.  But disarmists seldom let reality interfere with their fantasies.  Frum makes a number of assertions as fact that are not true.  He selectively ignores other facts that invalidate his thesis.  Here are some of the more egregious errors. He claims that mass killing with firearms is a distinctly American phenomena.  That is simply false, an echoing of...
  • OOPS -- Trump Is Right

    07/03/2015 12:55:33 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 24 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Karl Denninger
    I hate when that happens. The man arrested in connection with the seemingly random killing of a woman who was out for a stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront is an illegal immigrant who previously had been deported five times, federal immigration officials say. Further, immigration officials say San Francisco had him in their custody earlier this year but failed to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement when he was released. But they just want to come here for a "better life", right? Yeah, and to commit murder, it would appear. Further, our "catch and release" system, along...
  • Jesse Jackson Accidentally Says "Al Capone would be Jealous" of his Business Model

    07/03/2015 10:31:52 AM PDT · by rightistight · 10 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/3/15 | Aurelius
    Jesse Jackson held an extremely disastrous interview on Reddit, which hosts events in which its users ask celebrities questions. These are called "AMAs," or "Ask Me Anything." Jackson no doubts regrets the entire AMA, which was met with derision from Reddit's users. However, he might regret the answer to one of the questions the most. At one point in the AMA, Jackson was asked (emphasis mine): Mr. Jackson, You are an immoral, hate-filled race baiter that has figured out how to manipulate the political system for your own gain. You've personally set back race relations year after year and continue...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    07/03/2015 10:21:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/03/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Homosexuals are forcing “acceptance” of their perverse lifestyle on the American people thanks to last week’s Supreme Court decision. 1) Justice Kagan in 2009: ‘There Is No Federal Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage’ Over at the blog Legal Insurrection, law professor William Jacobson reminds us of this answer Elena Kagan gave to Senator John Cornyn in her confirmation hearings to be Solicitor General in 2009: Question: “As Solicitor General, you would be charged with defending the Defense of Marriage Act. That law, as you may know, was enacted by overwhelming majorities of both houses of Congress (85-14 in the Senate...
  • Oregon imposes gag order on Christian bakers in gay wedding case

    07/03/2015 9:53:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 88 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/03/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Aaron and Melissa Klein ordered not to talk publicly about their faith. I don’t know if you’ve followed the case of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. This is the now-closed bakery in Oregon that has become a target of state officials because its Christian owners declined to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. Not only has the business been forced to close, the state has fined the Kleins $135,000. But it gets worse. Much worse. Now that state has responded to a radio interview the Kleins gave by ordering them to no longer talk publicly about why their faith compels...
  • Idiot spray-paints [n-word] on Dan’s church . . . and the pastor offers the most awesome response ev

    07/03/2015 9:39:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/03/15 | Dan Calabrese
    And yeah, we used the word, because we're going to deal with instead of running from it I got a phone call yesterday morning from my pastor, wanting my help with a matter that had come up. That in itself is not unusual, but the nature of the matter was. In recent weeks we’d had a series of break-in attempts at the church, and while they hadn’t succeeded in getting inside the building, they had stolen the very large grill we keep outside for church barbecues and other special events. Well that can be replaced, although not cheaply. But whoever...
  • Of course it seems impossible, but John Kerry has bashed America

    07/03/2015 9:30:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer Via CNS News: “ ‘There is nothing sanctimonious’ or arrogant in the State Department’s publication of an annual report on human rights around the world, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, adding that the U.S. cannot help but be humble itself given the racial tensions at home over the past year. Releasing the latest report – covering 2014 and issued 120 days late – Kerry said some foreign governments may take issue with it. ‘My advice to any leader who is upset by these findings is really to examine them, to...
  • Latinos Outraged over Donald Trump's comment release Latino Cultural Manifesto

    07/03/2015 9:29:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Yeni Alvarez, Los Angeles City Guide
    Unless, you've been living under a rock watching only Fox news in a cave, you haven't felt the wrath of Latinos and Hispanics in social media, a raging "radio bemba," the term for Latino word of mouth. Once adored and imitated by many, today, Donald Trump, is hated and scolded by major media moguls and celebrities alike for his anti-Mexican comments. Former Miss USA co-host Roselyn Sánchez and Christian De La Fuente have publicly condemned Donald Trump for his behavior and have withdrawn their support from the competition. Natalie La Rose will no longer be performing at the Miss USA...
  • NBC joins the Gaystopo war on the Catholic Church

    07/03/2015 9:21:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/3/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The ink on the Supreme Court’s lawless decree that God’s law aganst sodomy is null and void is scarcely dry but the Gaystopo has not taken a day off. They are pressing the fight and will continue to do so until either they or the Catholic Church in America have been defeated. Emboldened by the realization that they own the Supreme Court, the Gaystopo, as predicted here, are turning every screw they can to mock Catholic doctrine and press their attack. Now they have a new partner, the National Broadcasting Network (NBC) which has slithered out of the closet. In...
  • Fireworks and Guns and the Second Amendment

    07/03/2015 8:44:49 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 3 replies
    Lawyer's Blog ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joseph Tully
    "Guns and fireworks are symbols of the birth of our Nation and our freedom. The beautiful spectacle in the skies and the loud booms created by fireworks are a proxy for the gunfire that forged us as a unified nation. Thus, guns and fireworks are symbols of independence and the power to secure it. Tyrants hate that. More and more around the country, there are restrictions on gun sales as well as fireworks. This is a symptom of the same illness; over-reaching autocrats pushing their will on the people. When the Second amendment is encroached, the banning of fireworks is...
  • Fourth of July 2025

    07/03/2015 6:19:51 AM PDT · by shoff · 16 replies
    07/03/2015 | Steven Hoffman
    I awoke with a start at the loud noise. I thought it might be early revilers when I realized it was just my tenants stomping their displeasure at the lack of hot water. I had hoped to be able to sleep later on my day off from my rotating shift at the Rite-Aid medical clinic. As my mind began to clear I realized today was the Fourth of July. In my youth it was known as Independence Day. Since it was removed from the list of federal holidays for its racist past not many people find reasons to celebrate. Even...
  • Jim Jefferies Wants to keep Women from having guns

    07/03/2015 5:52:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Comedian Jim Jefferies has been making a bit of a splash in the United States by putting together a misleading rant against the right to bear arms in the U.S.  Jefferies does not want women to have guns.  He says that he does not want anyone to have guns, but then he is much bigger and stronger than most women, so perhaps he does not mind being disarmed, as long as women are disarmed as well.  A general prohibition on guns always favors those who are bigger, stronger and younger. Jefferies does not just rant about guns, he rants...
  • Do You Know When We Celebrate Our Independence From Mexico?

    07/03/2015 5:14:10 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-3-2015 | MOTUS
    I was saving this for the Fourth of July, butt it occurred to me that it would be too depressing for such a glorious holiday. So I leave you to ponder its implications today, and save tomorrow for rolling out the flags.And you can bet that at least half of the people interviewed here about America’s Declaration of Independence were on the honor roll at their school.Remember: Sheeple are made not born. So if you must blame anyone for this sort of wanton ignorance, blame our public education system as well as its school of continuing education – MSM.All I...
  • Greenfield: Social Justice is the Root of All Debt

    07/03/2015 3:46:50 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 21 replies
    FrontPage ^ | July 3, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Social Justice is the Root of All Debt It’s the fault of everyone who gave the left money and wanted it back. July 3, 2015 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Banks are the root of all evil. When a member of a traditionally oppressed group wants a house or a car he can’t afford, financial institutions are expected to lend him the money. If they don’t, they’re engaging in discrimination. Then when he can’t pay, it’s the fault of the evil banks for having...
  • Cass Sunstein Warns Against 'New Cadre of Thought Police'

    07/02/2015 10:04:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 29, 2015 11:31am ET | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Cass Sunstein, the former Obama administration “regulatory czar,” has warned the campus crusade against “microaggressions” could potentially be enforced by a “new cadre of thought police.” […] Sunstein chastises the University of California at Berkeley for its “willingness to consider disciplining people for making one of a large number of statements, many or all of which most Americans would consider harmless or even correct.” He also mentions another university, the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, has taken a stand against microaggressions by publishing a list of “examples of racial microaggressions.” …
  • Hagar: Does Ted Cruz have advantage in wooing Adelson?

    07/02/2015 9:53:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Reno Gazette-Journal | July 2, 2015 | Ray Hagar
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/02/hagar-ted-cruz-advantage-wooing-adelson/29655093/
  • White House: Have you talked to your family about ObamaCare lately?

    07/02/2015 7:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The Obama administration wants you to bring a side of healthcare politics to your family picnic this weekend. After ObamaCare’s big win at the Supreme Court last week, federal health officials are serving up some tips about talking to family members who may be less-than-enthused that ObamaCare is here to stay. “You should be prepared when Aunt Janine says something like, ‘Obamacare hasn’t helped anyone!’” a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services wrote in a blog post on Thursday. For instance, if your Uncle Ted starts calling Obamacare a train wreck, you should calmly explain that he’s...
  • Marriage and polygamy: Three's company, too

    07/02/2015 6:51:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Economist's Democracy in America Blog ^ | July 2, 2015 | Will Wilkinson
    ANTHONY KENNEDY, in his majority ruling legalising same-sex marriage nationwide, tried to allay the concern that polygamy would be next. John Roberts, in his dissent, said he couldn't see a principled way of opening the door to same-sex couples without also letting polygamists through. Who's right? Is legal polygamy next? Should it be? Jonathan Rauch, who wrote this newspaper's ahead-of-the-curve 1996 cover piece advocating same-sex marriage, has plenty of experience in keeping people off this slippery slope. According to Mr Rauch, the problem with a man marrying two women (we don't see many real-world examples of polyandry, a women with...
  • Conservative Russians Give Moral Lesson to Facebook’s Homosexual Propaganda

    07/02/2015 5:32:05 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 30 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Conservative Russians Give Moral Lesson to Facebook’s Homosexual Propaganda By Julio Severo In celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling favoring homosexual “marriage” last week, Facebook launched an app called “Let’s Celebrate Pride,” which allowed users to overlay an image of the homosexual rainbow over their profile picture. Facebook expected many millions of its users to celebrate, but from its 1.44 billion users, just 26 million did — less than 2 per cent. The fact is, the absolute majority of Facebook users did not want to get involved in the Facebook’s homosexual propaganda. Compounding the failure, there was an...
  • Killer Mike Talks Racism, Reconciliation & Reparations With Tavis Smiley (VIDEO)

    07/02/2015 4:22:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    AllHipHop News ^ | July 2, 2015 | Yohance Kyles
    Killer Mike has become a vital Hip Hop representative when it comes to discussions about injustice, police brutality, and racism. The Atlanta-based rapper has addressed those topics as one half of Run The Jewels, a guest on CNN, a lecturer at M.I.T, and a columnist for Vox. Mike returned to television to once again speak on relevant social topics. He stopped by the PBS program The Tavis Smiley Show. The conversation included Mike and Smiley debating the idea of African-Americans offering forgiveness for racial discrimination. “After we reconcile, why don’t I own any of the land? Why does De Beers...
  • Think you know about slavery? You don’t.

    07/02/2015 4:03:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-02-15 | DrJohn
      Certain things tend to set off triggers in you. For me it was Don Lemon- when he joined the flag-damning freaking idiot liberal lemmings in their bloodlust considering the removal of the Jefferson memorial: CNN's Don Lemon on Tuesday hinted that there will come a day when the United States will have to "rethink" tributes such as the Jefferson Memorial. After a contentious segment with Ben Jones, in which the former Congressman defended the Confederate flag, Legal View host Ashley Banfield brought up the author of the Declaration of Independence. She reminded, "There is a monument of him in...
  • The book Ted Cruz really wanted to write

    07/02/2015 3:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    ThePolitico's The KGB File ^ | July 2, 2015 | Kate Bennett
    He hoped to emulate Barack Obama's memoir 'Dreams from My Father', which left a lasting impression. With his new book out this week, Ted Cruz is doing what he does best: getting a lot of attention by attacking … just about everyone. But the political memoir that he’s calling A Time for Truth wasn’t really the book Cruz started out wanting to write, says a source close to the Texas senator and presidential candidate. In fact, Cruz was hoping to emulate the writing of a man he has called “lawless” and “an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists” (among other fine...
  • Obama Administration blocks attempts to fly heavy weapons to Kurds to fight the Islamic State

    07/02/2015 2:53:46 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/02/15 | Robert Spencer
    obama-finger-“There is simply no strategic approach. There is a lack of coordination in selecting targets, and there is no overall plan for defeating Isil.” Indeed. The President keeps forcing people to ask the question, Which side is he on? “US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State,” by Con Coughlin, Telegraph, July 2, 2015: The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt. Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack...