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  • White House slams Indiana religious freedom law amid Obama hypocrisy criticism

    03/29/2015 8:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Indiana’s religious freedom law drew an attack Sunday from the White House even though Indiana Republicans say President Obama voted in favor of similar legislation as an Illinois state senator in 1998. White House spokesman Josh Earnest didn’t deny that Mr. Obama voted to pass the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act but said the Indiana law appears to “legitimize discrimination.” “When you have a law like this one in Indiana that seems to legitimize discrimination, it’s important for everybody to stand up and speak out,” Mr. Earnest said on ABC’s “This Week.” Meanwhile, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican who...
  • Seders in Uniform: How American Troops Celebrated Passover During WWII

    03/29/2015 3:40:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | March 27, 2015 | Marjorie Ingall
    Whether in the mess hall or on a battleship, Jewish soldiers stationed all over the world still sang the Four Questions and ate matzo.Seder on the U.S.S. Astoria in the Pacific, 1945. “Lettuce au charoses.” “Kneidlach or borscht a la Sgt. Weinstein.” “Consommč [sic—the accent points the wrong way!] avec Knadlach.” “Palestine wine.” “Roast Beef Ala Yomtov.” “Iced Coca-Cola.” These were some of the dishes enjoyed by Jewish members of the military at their Seders in both European and Pacific theaters of war 70 years ago. The American Jewish Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History has a file...
  • Pope Francis and The Open Conspiracy

    03/29/2015 12:56:56 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 9 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 29, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    The Man of Sin will be a philanthropist, environmentalist and an advocate of Green Religion. Cardinal Biffi's view here. The Earth Charter movement loves Pope Francis. At its Facebook page, the demonic organization gushes with excitement: "Pope Francis is expected to produce the first ever encyclical - the highest level Catholic teaching document - focused solely on the environment and climate change...Scientists have made the case that climate change threatens the natural world. Can religious leaders now make the moral case for political action?" The Earth Charter is part of what I call the Open Conspiracy: Religions in general, and...
  • Obama does it again

    03/29/2015 10:49:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/15 | Michael Oberndorf
    Descent into a New Dark Age The Muslim Marxist in the White Mosque continues, on a daily basis, to exceed our expectations. Just when you think he can’t get any more lawless, or corrupt, or incompetent, or traitorous, he does. But like he claims to be the case with American’s achievements, he doesn’t do it alone. He’s had massive assistance from the “mainstream” media, the Democrat Party, and to the disgust of patriotic Americans nationwide, the Republican Establishment. In spite of it being so obvious that his “executive amnesty” scam is blatantly unconstitutional - and therefore blatantly illegal – so...
  • But What Does the Supreme Leader Say?

    03/29/2015 9:50:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/15 | Alan Caruba
    If the Supreme Leader gets what he wants the prospect for war in the Middle East would increase immeasurably. The threat level to the U.S. and Israel would be off the charts. What Americans have a hard time understanding is that, for all the Iranian negotiators, the outcome of the nuclear arms deal that the United States is leading all comes down to just one man, Sayyed Ali-Khamenei, otherwise known as the Supreme Leader of Iran. In the 21st century, it is hard to comprehend that a nation could be ruled by a man whose powers supersede that nation’s president,...
  • Phil Robertson’s Point is Poorly Delivered but Nothing New

    03/29/2015 5:38:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/28/2015 | Ben Howe
    I first became aware of Phil Robertson’s recent controversial comments because Ace wrote up a criticism headlined “So Phil Robertson Is Yammering Again.” I disagreed with some of what he said but that was that and I went about my day. Then an article by Katherine Timpf at National Review titled “Stop Defending Phil Robertson – You’re Embarrassing Yourself” popped up as well and I started to realize that the only people writing about Phil’s comments were people that disagreed with them.Before I show you the comments, let me make clear that I do not believe the language Phil used...
  • "Your Committed and Determined King" (Sermon for Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion, on Mark 11; 14)

    03/28/2015 10:23:49 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 29, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Your Committed and Determined King” (Mark 11:1-10; 14:12-26)Today is a Sunday that goes by two names, “Palm Sunday” and the “Sunday of the Passion.” As such, we get readings for both of these emphases. There is the Palm Sunday Processional Gospel at the start of the service, the account of Jesus riding into Jerusalem with palm branches spread before him. And there is the longer reading of the Passion of Our Lord, giving us an overview of the events later in Holy Week, through Jesus’ suffering and death. And as I looked over these two readings, something jumped out at...
  • Report: Lubitz tweeted "A Germany in which religious feelings have more rights than the meaning of

    03/28/2015 10:03:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/28/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane who deliberately crashed in the Alps on Tuesday killing 150 people, retweeted (actually looks more like shared on Facebook) the photo above, with the caption "A Germany in which religious feelings have more rights than the meaning of freedom - is not my Germany." (Hat Tip: Mike K). And the New York Times reported on Friday that Lubitz "lived, at least part time, with his parents. Mr. Lubitz’s mother was an organist at a Protestant church near the town center.” Mike K adds: Here is the sad, but probably true story....
  • Asbolute Truth In Relative Terms

    a wonderful dissertation for our times by Ravi Zacharias ABSOLUTE TRUTH IN RELATIVE TERMS, PART 2 OF 2
  • Is the Looming Arab war -- Precursor to the Islamic Caliphate?

    03/28/2015 2:28:27 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 11 replies
    3/28/2015 | Vanity
    The first 6 Arab nations to form the Arab League are: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria are no more. Egypt was almost lost, and is well into it's recovery from intensive care thanks largely to Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who might become the most accomplished of Arab Leaders, if he holds true. I believe El-Sisi was the impetus of the Arab League getting it's act together with coordinated political, diplomatic and military efforts to keep Iran off the Sinai Peninsula. Is their any doubt now why any sane person would deny a nuclear armed...
  • Bill Elmhorst Sr.: God bless Ted Cruz, our next president

    03/28/2015 11:39:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Madison Capital Times ^ | March 28, 2015 | Bill Elmhorst, Sr.
    Dear Editor: Christian conservatives now have a candidate for president who they can fully support. They have a candidate who is not afraid of being controversial. They have a candidate for president who really understands the Constitution of the United States. They have a candidate who does not have to check with his puppet masters (handlers) to tell him what to believe and what not to say. And most important of all, they have a candidate who is not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, including a biblical position on abortion and marriage. That candidate is Ted Cruz. There are...
  • Clearing Up the Middle East Situation

    03/28/2015 11:23:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/28/15 | Jim O'Neill
    Obama -- who, for reasons unknown, much prefers dealing with the "Death to America" Muslim theocracy in Iraq than with the pro-USA government in Israel. Go figure Recently my mom complained to me that she is confused by what is happening in the Middle East. I doubt she is alone in this, and for her benefit and those of you who share her confusion I have decided to clear things up. With that in mind, what follows is a brief summation of the situation in the Middle East—hopefully it will answer a number of questions you might have. To begin...
  • Obama installing Islam leaders while Michelle and Susan Rice provide cover?

    03/28/2015 11:06:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/28/15 | Judi McLeod
    Obama was working to replace foreign Christian leaders with fully-fledged Caliphate-seeking Islamists The full-scale social engineering of President Barack Hussein Obama in the elections of countries where he has no business being seeks to install radical Islamists to power. Even though it’s s a provable deadly blueprint that’s putting the West at great risk, no one is calling him on it. Obama’s been on the trail of replacing Christian leaders with Islamic ones before he became president, starting with Kenya where he actively campaigned to elect Islamic defender Raila Odinga in 2007. Obama got away with it because following a...
  • Exec who mocked Chick-Fil-A now on food stamps

    03/28/2015 9:00:36 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 108 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-28-15 | Ethel C. Fenig
    My, what a difference two and a half years and a nasty, self righteous video by a nasty, self righteous man make. In the summer of 2012, an individual who could only accept diversity, pluralism and multi culturalism as long as it agreed with his politically correct notions, posted a video of himself harassing a Chick-Fil-A order taker on Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. That was the day those who actually believed in diversity, pluralism and multi culturalism chose to support the fast food chain against those who disagreed with the founder who opposed gay marriage. The founder didn't say he would...
  • As a Jew, You Have to Take Sides

    03/28/2015 6:26:35 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 16 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 3/27/15 | Steve Berman
    I grew up Jewish.  When I was growing up, being Jewish meant you supported Israel.  I lived through the 1967 war (I was a toddler), the 1973 war (I was in third grade), and the “troubles” since then.  Israel always seemed invincible. As I got older, things became more complicated.  Today I read about Jews of my generation who question their loyalty to Israel, who, in fact, disclaim Israel as their birthright, as if it were something that could be disclaimed. Certainly, the images of dead Palestinian children can make anyone with a shred of human decency’s heart break.  I...
  • Administration Reveals Secret Israeli Nuclear Weapons Program [semi-satire]

    03/28/2015 12:34:48 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration has declassified a top secret file disclosing the details of Israel's nuclear weapons program. Press Secretary Josh Earnest characterized the move as "payback for Netanyahu's deviation from the path laid out for Israel by President Obama. People have got to learn that their actions have consequences. When you defy the world's most powerful man you can't expect to get away unscathed." Earnest also argued that "it may help level the playing field in the Middle East. Even without nuclear weapons Israel has consistently defeated efforts to annihilate it. By publicly releasing this previously secret information the President...
  • Corporations Feed Political Correctness

    03/27/2015 9:26:32 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 14 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 1st, 2015 | S.P.
    This invisible government which polices the very habits and thoughts that created the culture of consumption is now managing a sustained culture of political correctness. As many modern American capitalists will tell you, money does not discriminate. The almighty and powerful dollar does not care what colour our skin may be or what god we may kneel to. It is man that discriminates on such lines. It is man who utters words and ideas that may alienate or segregate potential consumers. If corporations were to sell their products selectively to Anglo-Saxon, white Americans, they would be consciously minimizing their own...
  • If There is Any Racism, It Has Been to Bend Back in Favor of Arabs!

    03/27/2015 9:25:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 0327/15 | Aaron I. Reichel, Esq.
    Arabs Actually Benefit from Reverse Racism in Israel -- Rather Than Suffering from Perverse Racism The ironies have never been greater, as will be the representation of the Arabs in the new Israeli parliament now in formation. Prime Minister Netanyahu has been accused of racism upon trying to get out his base to vote by pointing out that the press was observing that Arabs were coming out in droves on Election Day. But what does this tell us? Even the most anti-Semitic Israel basher and Netanyahu basher has to concede that the fact that Arabs were coming out in droves...
  • Did the Enlightenment cause a global decline in violence?

    03/26/2015 7:34:13 PM PDT · by annalex · 6 replies
    The Week ^ | March 23, 2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Did the Enlightenment cause a global decline in violence?Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry Has the modern age seen a widespread decline in violence due to an awakening of western thought and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries? The author and neurobiologist Steven Pinker famously argued exactly that in his celebration of the Enlightment, The Better Angels of our Nature. Last week, in The Guardian, the author John Gray published a long article arguing that Pinker is wrong.So, who's right?Here are the points I would make.1. There has not so much been a decline in violence as a rise in squeamishness.As evidence of...
  • ISIS on Campus: Only in America

    03/26/2015 7:09:59 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 5 replies
    Self | 3/26/14 | Me
    A Dean at Cornell University proclaimed on camera he’d give the green light for an ISIS club on campus in which actual members conducted training exercises. I’m curious if this demonstration of humanitarianism would be preempted by recent video of ISIS soldiers beating, raping, torturing, mutilating, and beheading countless men, women and children in the name of Allah? I also wonder if American Christians would enjoy an equally enthusiastic welcome if similar proof existed of their ranks committing mass atrocities. Oh, that’s right, Christians or Jews really aren’t welcome because the Crusades, which ended over 700 years ago, were a...
  • Greenfield Greenfield: Obama’s Two State Tantrum

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

    03/26/2015 4:56:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 94 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/26/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Many in the politically correct media are becoming annoyed with questions regarding the religious beliefs of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Gunter Lubitz. Lubitz locked the pilot out of the cabin of an Airbus A-320 jet over the French Alps on Tuesday and crashed the plane into a mountain at 434 miles per hour, killing himself and murdering an additional 140 people. Questions about the religious background of Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings pilot who investigators said deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps this week, killing all on board, have sparked outrage and debate about whether such information is relevant...
  • "The Tree of Life in the Paradise of God" (Sermon on Revelation 21:22 – 22:5, 22:14)

    03/26/2015 2:44:25 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 25, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Tree of Life in the Paradise of God” (Revelation 21:22 – 22:5, 22:14) And so we come full circle. One month ago, we began this series on “The Tree of Life” back there, at the tree of life in the garden. Now tonight we end up back where we started, once again at the tree of life. This is the story of the Bible, how we got away from the tree of life in the beginning, and how we end up at the tree of life in the end. The opening chapters of Genesis and the closing chapters of...
  • Pope Francis: Doctrine is cold and leads to an abstract world devoid of Theological Virtues

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

    03/26/2015 8:36:14 AM PDT · by Ragnarok-N-Roll · 12 replies
    GOOD ENEMIES PART I CAN BE READ HERE: GOOD ENEMIES PART II CAN BE READ HERE: DAILY UPDATES ON CURRENT ISLAMIC EVENTS CAN BE READ ON THE ENEMY IN THE GATES THREAD: CHAPTER 3 – THE PLAN The four stages of Islamic Conquest of a nation have been listed as the following: STAGE 1: INFILTRATION Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host societyMosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country and cultureThreatened legal action for perceived discriminationOffers of “interfaith dialogue” to indoctrinate non-Muslims STAGE 2: CONSOLIDATION OF POWER Proselytizing increases; Establishment and Recruitment of Jihadi cellsEfforts to convert...
  • Ted Cruz’s critics just don’t get it

    03/25/2015 9:54:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz officially kicked off the 2016 election cycle Monday by being the first candidate of either party to formally declare for the presidency. As expected, the Republican senator’s fiercest critics did everything they could to embarrass themselves and make him look great by comparison. Optics matter, and the critics remain blind. Sen. Cruz’s harshest critics describe him as crazy and unhinged, a wild-eyed wacko. The same liberals attacking him are the ones who believe that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is a sane, lucid rational individual. A few moments on You-Tube will show that it is the progressive...
  • Ted Cruz's electrifying speech

    03/25/2015 8:53:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 23, 2015 | Joseph Farah
    It’s been a long time since I’ve heard any political figure do what Sen. Ted Cruz did yesterday in his announcement he is seeking the Republican nomination for the presidency. He delivered an electrifying, motivational, rousing case for liberty – explaining why it’s not too late, why Americans don’t need to lower their expectations, how this country has overcome greater odds in its history. And what did his critics say in response? I kid you not. This is what they said – on CNN, on MSNBC, on Fox. •He’s only been in the Senate a short time. •He has no...
  • Ted Cruz: Hoping to spark America’s stifled imagination

    03/25/2015 2:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | March 25, 2015 | Stephen Z. Nemo
    “Today, roughly half of born-again Christians aren’t voting. They’re staying home. Imagine, instead, millions of people of faith, all across America, coming out to the polls and voting our values.” Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas announced Monday he would seek the presidential nomination of the Republican Party, aiming to inject much needed clarity and stark political contrast – not between Republicans and Democrats, but between himself and his party’s lickspittle, go-along-to-get-along, intellectual castrati. Speaking before a packed house at the Liberty University campus in Lynchburg, Va. (a Christian institution of learning), Cruz hinted at his vote-getting strategy. “Today, roughly half...
  • God doesn’t play dice with the Universe but Obama plays dice with Israel

    03/25/2015 11:56:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | Paul McGoverne
    Obama, like a desperate gambler, has placed all his bets on a nuclear deal with Iran promising “peace in our times.” Albert Einstein, genius, brilliant mathematician, and scientist, wrote “God doesn’t play dice with the universe.” Glimpsing at the intricate layers of mathematical and scientific complexities underlying the composition of our material world and of the Universe, Einstein appreciated the amazing rational, logical Mind behind it; the known and unknown laws that govern this Universe, acknowledging a moral Hand inherent in its framing. But then Einstein wasn’t a politician, nor was he immortal; unlike Barack Obama who is, a politician...
  • Countdown to Obama’s Dangerous Deal with Iran

    03/25/2015 11:34:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Appeasing those who call for “death to America": Israel, Netanyahu remain a punching bag of convenience for a desperate president, a clueless administration The Obama administration’s determination to reach an accord with Iran at any cost continues unabated. As the March 31st deadline approaches, the administration has taken to recklessly downplaying Iran’s increasing belligerence, as well as continuing a coordinated attack on Iran’s chief critic, newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This weekend, the White House dismissed a speech by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei that included more chants of “Death to America” by both the crowd and Khamenei...
  • Watch priests perform exorcism on screaming woman who was 'possessed by the devil'

    03/25/2015 9:45:33 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mirror ^ | March 24, 2015 | David Rogers
    This rare and disturbing footage has been released of a woman writhing around on the floor and screaming as an exorcism is performed on her in Argentina. The 22-year-old woman, identified only by her first name Laura, is pinned to the ground as Bishop Manuel Acuna, 52, drives the evil spirits out of her. As she screams ‘No, No’ and spits ‘Whore’ at one of the women holding her down, Bishop Acuna is heard muttering: "Leave, leave her now." Before the exorcism, locals gathered at the Lutheran Charismatic Church in the capital Buenos Aires, praying for her soul and redemption....
  • University of Scranton stands tall and says “No!” to abortion coverage for its employees

    03/25/2015 6:59:10 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 16 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | March 25, 2015 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    In a very encouraging turn of events, the Jesuit run University of Scranton has announced it will no longer pay for abortion coverage for its employees. The school’s President Father Kevin P. Quinn S.J. made his announcement in a statement issued on February 10th in which he said that “it [abortion] is inconsistent with the moral teachings of the Church. …. [Because] The University is self-insured we can, and therefore must, offer insurance plans that are free of all abortion coverage.” Like clockwork, the numbingly predictable protests from Planned Parenthood and Concerned Clergy for Choice appeared to show their ardent...
  • True Life In God

    03/24/2015 11:07:37 PM PDT · by believer691 · 1 replies
    TLIG.ORG ^ | 1986 | Vassula Ryden
    God has called all of you to share His Glory; He favours the humble and the innocent; above all, be pure to be able to face the Lord in good conscience; the Spirit of Grace is upon you, and each one of you has received a special grace;
  • Obama says there won't be a 'peace agreement,' blames Netanyahu, will try to force creation of

    03/24/2015 6:37:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/24/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Barack Hussein Obama has acknowledged the 'reality' that there won't be a 'peace agreement' during his term in office, and has decided instead to attempt to force the creation of a 'Palestinian state' through the United Nations. For all of this he blames Binyamin Netanyahu. In a stark assessment of U.S.-Israel relations, Mr. Obama, speaking at a news conference, put a firm end to one of the top foreign-policy goals of his second term: a Middle East peace deal that includes the creation a Palestinian state.“What we can’t do is pretend that there’s a possibility for something that’s not...
  • ‘Cruzing’ out of the gate: Presidential hopeful launches campaign from Liberty University

    03/24/2015 3:55:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Liberty Champion ^ | March 22, 2015 | Tré Goins-Phillips, opinion editor
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 44, announced his candidacy for president Monday, March 23, at Liberty University’s weekly Convocation. “Today, I am announcing that I am running for president of the United States,” Cruz said to an energetic crowd in a packed Vines Center, receiving loud applause and a standing ovation. In announcing his bid, the 2016 hopeful, who placed third in this year’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, skipped the longstanding traditional step of first forming an exploratory committee. “It is time for liberty, it is time for truth, it is a time to reclaim the Constitution of...
  • O Captain! My Captain! Ted Cruz for President!

    03/24/2015 1:10:04 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 32 replies
    Self | 3/24/15 | Me
    Progressives don't want earnest discourse over our most pressing issues or to be held responsible for their numerous failures and abuses because their behavior is unequivocally indefensible. Rather, they’re content spending countless resources to deceive and incite an apathetic electorate by labeling their political detractors racist, sexist or Right Wing extremists. In a sea of petulant children and shameless propagandists, America needs an adult; a principled and moral leader who is not afraid to speak the truth, use unflinching common sense and restore integrity to a government that was erected to protect the individual rights of Americans, not usurp them...
  • J Street Jan Schakowsky attacks former rival Joel Pollak for being 'Orthodox' Jew

    03/24/2015 12:02:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Israel Matav ^ | 3/24/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Il) thanked J Street for backing her Congressional campaign in 2010, and took the opportunity to attack her long-gone rival Joel Pollak for being 'Orthodox.' Pollak has moved to California and become an editor at Breitbart.com (Hat Tip: Mike P). Schakowsky begins by thanking J Street for its backing of her positions when it comes to Israel. “I’d like to begin with just a great thank you for J Street. I have to tell you that the courage to take positions that I’ve been able to take are [sic] really because of the space that, in a...
  • Greenfield: Israel’s Leftist Losers

    03/24/2015 5:59:49 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, March 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, March 23, 2015 Israel’s Leftist Losers Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog For thousands of years the Jews dreamed of reclaiming their country. The left had another dream. It dreamed of a country run by bureaucrats that worked only three days a week. It dreamed of unions running monopolies that worked whenever they liked and charged whatever they wanted. It dreamed of children raised on collective farms without parents and of government as a Socialist café debate. Most of all it dreamed of a country without conservatives. It still hasn’t gotten that wish. Netanyahu’s victory hit...
  • RE: "Scientists Are Beginning to Figure Out Why Conservatives Are…Conservative"

    03/23/2015 5:18:29 PM PDT · by walford · 16 replies
    Facebook ^ | 03/23/2015 | walford
    “...the conservative ideology, and especially one of its major facets — centered on a strong military, tough law enforcement, resistance to immigration, widespread availability of guns — would seem well tailored for an underlying, threat-oriented biology.” Of course reasonable, intelligent, well-informed, sane people cannot possibly disagree with the Left. “Strong military” defined as what and as opposed to what? A weak military? Conservatives recognize that we live in a dangerous world in which there are people and entire countries in word and deed make it clear that they are hoping and planning to wipe us out and replace our way...
  • Falwell Explains Why Liberty University Students Had to Attend Ted Cruz's Announcement Rally

    03/23/2015 4:34:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 23, 2015 | Shane Goldmacher
    LYNCHBURG, VA – Just hours after Ted Cruz announced he was running for president here, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. was defending the fact that nearly 10,000 of his school's students had served as the backdrop while attending a mandatory school event. "It is no secret that Convocation is held three times a week and attendance is required, just like class is required for students," Falwell said in a written statement. "No one is expected to agree with every speaker on every point." Falwell issued the statement after reports, in National Journal and elsewhere, that a group of students...
  • Global Warming and the Great Pumpkin

    03/23/2015 11:09:06 AM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 03/23/15 | Reasonmclucus
    After watching last Halloween’s broadcast of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, I realized that Linus van Pelt is like those who preach global warming. Linus doesn’t let the failure of the Great Pumpkin to appear destroy his belief that the Great Pumpkin exists. Similarly, the climate shaman who preach global warming won’t let colder than normal winter weather in recent years destroy their belief that someday their “Great Pumpkin” will rise from the pumpkin patch and distribute warming throughout the world.
  • The Israelis Send Obama a Message

    03/23/2015 9:48:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/23/15 | Alan Caruba
    Obama demanding Israel commit territorial suicide, He should be supporting the greatest ally America has in the Middle East, but that is too much to ask of this ignorant, arrogant, former community organizer. When the news of Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection victory was announced I facetiously posted on my Facebook page that the Israelis had “sent Obama a two-word message and it wasn’t happy birthday.” It took him two days to call and congratulate Bibi. I don’t think we have ever had a President so ignorant of the Middle East and that includes the neo-cons that got George W. Bush into...
  • Anti-American NDP opposes extension of ISIS mission

    03/23/2015 9:46:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/23/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Anyone who thought the anti-Americanism of the NDP would disappear when Obama took over from Bush was wrong. The six-month mission to battle ISIS that Canada committed to last fall will end on April 7. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced he will go to Parliament this to request an extension of the mission to battle ISIS for a further year. The current engagement, limited to Iraq, may be broadened to include Syria. Canada’s role under the current mission has been to conduct air strikes, as well as flying surveillance and reconnaissance missions and training Iraqi and Kurdish fighters. One Canadian...
  • "To Serve and to Give His Life as a Ransom" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, on Mark 10:32-45)

    03/22/2015 1:57:26 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 22, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “To Serve and to Give His Life as a Ransom” (Mark 10:32-45) These boys just don’t get it. The disciples, I mean. There’s a whole lot of misunderstanding going on in our text for today, the Holy Gospel from Mark 10, and it’s the disciples who don’t get it. They don’t understand what Jesus is telling them about why they’re going up to Jerusalem. They don’t understand about glory or greatness. They don’t understand suffering or servanthood. You know, maybe we don’t understand these things fully, either. But fortunately for the disciples--and for us--there is one person in this story...
  • Obama Resurrects his ‘Fairytale Fatwa’

    03/22/2015 10:08:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/15 | Judi McLeod
    Looks like the Fairytale Fatwa Obama masquerades as the truth is only the latest Marxist strategy This week isn’t the first time that President Barack Obama would have us believe the Fairytale Fatwa that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons. “Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, and President Rouhani has said that Iran would never develop a nuclear weapon,” Obama said. (CNSNews.com, March 21, 2015) “Other administration officials—including Secretary of State John Kerry and Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes—have previously referred to the...
  • Another temper tantrum from Marty Walsh over the St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/22/2015 6:10:45 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 22, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    In his classic work entitled "Trojan Horse in the City of God," Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand wrote that, "Incessantly we hear today the self-satisfied slogan, 'Man has finally come of age.' Yet there are so many features of the present epoch - the dethronement of truth by historical relativism, the fetishization of science, the devastation of our lives as a result of the laboratory view, and many others - that make it more than doubtful that modern man has really and truly come of age. There is, moreover, something inherently self-deceptive in the very idea. It is a characteristic symptom...
  • Obama Threatens Israel [semi-satire]

    03/21/2015 12:10:42 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 March 2015 | John Semmens
    Stung by Israeli voters’ rejection of his wishes by their reelection of Prime Minister Netanyahu, US President Barack Obama ominously warned that he is weighing a change to America’s long-standing alliance with the Jewish state. “Israel is the ‘odd man out’ in the Middle East,” Obama told Netanyahu in a post-election phone call. “Six million Jews are pitted against a billion Muslims. Based on democratic principles of majority rule, I don’t see how we can continue to side with a tiny minority against the wishes of the vast majority who would like to see Israel eliminated.” “Maintaining an island of...
  • Pope Francis: Contradicting the Depositum Fidei

    03/21/2015 10:39:37 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 7 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 21, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    (Vatican Radio) "Capital punishment is cruel, inhuman and an offense to the dignity of human life. In today's world, the death penalty is "inadmissible, however serious the crime" that has been committed. That was Pope Francis’ unequivocal message to members of the International Commission against the death penalty who met with him on Friday morning in the Vatican." See here. God's Holy Word tells us: "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is...
  • THE COMING CONFRONTATION

    03/21/2015 10:07:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/21/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Can we say this administration has a bias against Israel? Israel can make no more concessions for peace. She gave up Gaza, and as a thank you, Hezbollah has been launching rockets for years. It makes no sense for Israel to surrender to her enemies as that would be genocide. For additional concessions would not make a difference to Hezbollah, Iran, Al Qaeda, Hamas or ISIS. They would continue their terrorist assault until there were no Jews left. After all, these are the same groups working so hard in Europe to make certain there are no Christians left. The global...
  • "A Growing Tree" (Sermon on Ezekiel 17:22-24; Matthew 13:31-32)

    03/20/2015 7:55:59 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 18, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Growing Tree” (Ezekiel 17:22-24; Matthew 13:31-32)The image of a tree, which may have started out rather small and insignificant, but which grows and expands until it becomes a very large tree, with branches and leaves where the birds of the air come to make their nests--this is an image that is used in a number of places in the Bible. And it is generally used to signify the rise and growth of a kingdom, a kingdom that grows and expands to include many nations in its empire. For example, in the Book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has...