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  • Robert Spencer: Grover Must Go

    11/27/2012 12:56:37 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 26, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) has become the latest Republican politician to see the writing on the wall and break with anti-tax guru Grover Norquist. America has voted for socialism, and socialism is what it is going to get, and the statesmanlike Saxby is not going to be the one who stands athwart history and shouts, “Stop!” And yet, as craven as Chambliss’s capitulation to the forces of unrestrained government power is – and it is craven indeed – there is one thing the august Georgia solon has right: it’s time to break with Grover Norquist. “I care more about this...
  • Smoking is bad because sick smokers cost healthcare dollars, so why no ban Gay Parenting?

    11/27/2012 9:39:34 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/27/2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Doesn’t the Left love to tell us we can’t smoke, drink too much soda, use coconut oil in our popcorn, to avoid being overweight and on and on? Don’t they demand that children be allowed to have condoms in school but not aspirins? Now based on the findings of a new large sample study conducted by The New Family Structures organization and reported on by the University of Texas, the Left should add same sex parenting, especially lesbian parenting, to the ever growing list of prohibitions it dictates to us; but of course it won’t. The study is a “pull...
  • Sexy time? Let me check in first... (Stanford U. and Open Society)

    11/27/2012 7:41:52 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 8 replies
    Planned Parenthood has taken social media’s check-in technology to a whole new level. The ability to “check in” to establishments like restaurants, gyms, clubs, virtually anywhere, using Yelp, Foursquare, and other applications has now been applied to condoms. Before getting down and dirty, you can scan the QR code on these specially designed Planned Parenthood condoms to send information to wheredidyouwearit.com. Your “story” will then be shared on a nationwide map that pinpoints the approximate location of your safe sex, your age, relationship status, and of course, how good the experience was. ... In a campaign that started this past...
  • Smoking is bad because sick smokers cost healthcare dollars, so why not ban Gay parenting?

    11/27/2012 6:35:58 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    Doesn’t the Left love to tell us we can’t smoke, drink too much soda, use coconut oil in our popcorn and avoid being overweight and on and on? Don’t they demand that children be allowed to have condoms in school but not aspirins? Now based on the findings of a new large sample study conducted by The New Family Structures organization and reported on by the University of Texas, the Left should add same sex parenting, especially lesbian parenting, to its ever growing list prohibitions it dictates to us; but of course it won’t. The study is a “pull no...
  • Pravda: Illiterate Society Reelected Obama

    11/27/2012 4:39:55 AM PST · by scottfactor · 23 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 11/27/12 | Gina Miller
      The following was written by Gina Miller. Her opinions don’t necessarily reflect those of ScottFactor.com, but because they're here, they probably do.   Throughout most of the twentieth century, the Pravda newspaper was roughly the Russian equivalent of our leftist, state-controlled “mainstream” media, publishing only regime-approved, Communist party line content. Since undergoing a change in ownership in the early 1990s, it now offers warnings against the communism that infected the former Soviet Union and caused the deaths of millions of Russian citizens. Despite the warnings of history and those who have lived under its iron fist, communism has come...
  • NYC Lags in Granting Relief to Some Illegal Immigrants

    11/26/2012 3:28:04 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    WNYC ^ | November 26, 2012 | Sasha Chavkin
    Benito rarely emerges from the sushi bar where he works preparing fish and meat, and making deliveries on a small white motorbike, before the middle of the night. He considers ten, eleven or even twelve hours of work to be a successful evening, yielding good money to send back to his parents and his three-year-old daughter in Mexico. “The more we work the more they pay us,” Benito said. “Most of it goes back to Mexico so that my family can eat.” But Benito, who asked us not use his last name, has a problem. He crossed the border illegally...
  • Why Barack H. Obama will be the last President of the “United” States

    11/26/2012 2:41:58 PM PST · by J. Worthington · 73 replies
    Me | John Gonzales
    Why Barack H. Obama will be the last President of the “United” States By John Gonzales Consider the current rifts in our American society. After four years of this administration’s divisive rhetoric and policies, we have been divided - then subdivided - into a disparate consortium of “voting” blocks. We are a society that identifies its members by political party, race, income brackets, social and religious affiliations, then again: pro-life, pro-choice, the 47%, the dependant class, the wealthy, millionaires (defined by this administration as anyone making more than $250,000 annually), social conservatives clinging to their guns and bibles, liberals, Christians,...
  • Should There Be Mercy For the Murderous?

    11/26/2012 12:26:57 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 37 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 26, 2012 | JP
    It’s been 20 years since I sat across a conference table from the attorney representing Robert Alton Harris, a double-murderer who had spent 13 years on California’s Death Row. The attorney hoped to make the case that, despite his crimes, Harris should be spared his scheduled date with the executioner. He related that the convicted murderer was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. That he was neglected as a child. That he was abused as an adolescent. I’m sorry, I told the attorney. Your client killed two boys. He deserves to pay the forfeit for taking innocent lives. And not long...
  • A Real Threat To America

    11/26/2012 12:14:38 PM PST · by JerseySal · 13 replies
    There is a large group of radicals in the Middle East who have hijacked a religious community and are threatening the future of their people. Suicide bombers don’t care about the effects of their actions on others. They believe that their awful actions will be rewarded afterwards by their almighty ruler, Allah. They believe they will be taken to paradise. They are taught from a very young age that Americans are the real evil in the world, and that to kill them is a noble and Godly act. In the United States, we have suicide voters. These radical progressives and...
  • Texas threatens to lock up advocates of Obama's unconstitutional NDAA

    11/26/2012 10:45:32 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/26/2012 | Doug Book
    The Texas legislature will soon consider HB 149, the Texas Liberty Preservation Act which would subject anyone in the state attempting to enforce Barack Obama’s infamous National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) to one year in prison and a $10,000 fine. Written by Texas representative Lyle Larson, the Texas Act says that “…Texas shall not provide material support or participate in any way with the implementation of Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 within the legal boundaries of the state of Texas.” (1) Incorporated into the NDAA at the demand of Barack Obama,...
  • What A Future American Right Party Can Do To Win (First, Dump the Republicans)

    11/26/2012 7:26:33 AM PST · by kreitzer · 17 replies
    Chateau Heartiste ^ | 11/23/12 | heartiste
    What A Future American Right Party Can Do To Win November 23, 2012 by heartiste Dissolve the Republicans. They are worse than useless; their “me-too”ism knee-jerk quickness to dance to the Left’s funeral dirge composed on their behalf is leading them right into a hole in the ground. A future party of the right is going to have to fight a different fight — one that cuts out the beating heart of leftoidism itself and squeezes it to a mash: the propagandizers. Commenter Porter at Mangans’s explains how to defund (and defang) the Left’s army of indoctrinators: Dissolve their barbell...
  • PRAVDA: Obama Voters are Ignorant Tools -- 'Re-Elected by Illiterate Society'

    11/26/2012 7:00:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    This from people who know a thing or two  about the pitfalls of socialism... In the wake of unlikely GOP defeat, am I the only one that's gone from hating on the lyin', cheatin' progs... to blaming Romney... to the-more-I-think-about-it wanting to go out and wring each-and-every Obama voter's goofy neck personally?  The 60s had the go-getter 'jet set'- guess we've got the tool set: Pravda (highlights mine): Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them...  He is a Communist without question...
  • Liberal think tank “make believe” aside, the U-Haul index shows Californians fleeing to Texas

    11/26/2012 6:16:31 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 26 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Here’s a bit of good news: California’s economy is improving! Of course it is not true and this pronouncement comes from a liberal think tank, but hey it sounds so good doesn’t it? What’s laughable is that The Rockefeller Foundation and Yale professor Jacob Hacker claim this “improvement” is proven by the fact that the percentage of California’s families reporting a major economic loss last year dropped by 1.4% which is a whole .10% better than the national average. The fact that California is so economically distressed and has been for so long that there are few families left to...
  • The Anti-Democratic Party

    11/26/2012 5:53:38 AM PST · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Nov 25, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    In one of the curious ironies of history, the Democratic Party, in its present form, is animated solely by opposition to majority rule; an obsession that it attempts to disguise with insincere attempts at class warfare. There is nothing that the Democratic Party fears so much as democracy, which is why it is far more comfortable ruling through judicial rulings and the unrestricted powers of an unelected bureaucracy. Obama's two victories have given it a taste of a post-majority and post-American country ruled by a coalition of minorities, but its glee at that may be premature. The Democratic Party has...
  • Lamborghini Miami Strikes Gold With Foreign Rich

    11/25/2012 4:22:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 20, 2012 | Robert Frank, Reporter & Editor
    Brett David has been selling Lamborghinis in Miami since he was 14 years old. But never before has he sold so many super-cars to so many overseas buyers. “I haven’t sold a Lamborghini to somebody who spoke English as their primary language in months and months, ” said David, the CEO of Lamborghini Miami, founded by his father. “It’s been months and months.” The flood of overseas wealth pouring into the United States is remaking many corners of the economy, from the Manhattan condo market to the market for Abstract Expressionist paintings to wine, jewelry and fashion. But nowhere is...
  • Walmart stands firm against the opening post election attacks by Obama’s Union thugs

    11/25/2012 2:33:46 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov 25, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Immediately after Barack Obama’s reelection his union masters beat their chests and growled their demand for “Card Check” the decidedly anti-American dream of Big labor to use physical intimidation to force all of America to be unionized. Under this demented scheme union goons would be allowed to threaten and intimidate workers to scare them into voting to unionize thereby allowing union bosses to steal a portion of their paychecks each week in return for keeping their jobs. Democrats love this because as the crooks and lowlifes they are they look forward to union kickbacks of this extorted money which they...
  • (Vanity) Demographics Are Not Destiny, or, It's Just How We Roll

    11/25/2012 1:22:31 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 7 replies
    grey_whiskers | 11-25-2012 | grey_whiskers
    In the aftermath of President Obama's unexpected re-election, and the even more unexpected further erosion of GOP power in both the House and Senate, the usual GOP firing squad has swung into action. Some have blamed the loss on Romney's incompetent GOTV tool, Orca; others on various flavors of conservativism, from the religious right to those who favor restrictions on immigration; still others blame the problem on the infamous "47% remark" and Obama's pandering to the single mom demographic. And of course, one of the siren calls from the usual group of DC-consultant-whores and Democrat moles and turncoats, is that...
  • Beliefs about immigrants may be false

    11/25/2012 12:19:04 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 37 replies
    Hickory Daily Record ^ | Nov 23, 2012 | Skip Marsden
    Many of us hold assumptions about things for which we don’t have all the facts. I hear something from a trusted source, and I assume it is fact. That seems to be true about our local immigrant community. I decided to check into some beliefs about immigrants that get bantered about, and borrowed an information sheet I received from Centro Latino, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to respond to critical needs of Latinos and to bridge the cultural gap between Spanish-speaking and non-Spanish-speaking members of our community I addressed issues with more current data I found online. Undocumented...
  • Dr. Boyce: What if Barack Obama Were a White Man?

    11/25/2012 11:18:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Black Blue Dog ^ | November 24, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    About eight years ago, I wrote a book called “What if George Bush were a Black Man?” The book was designed to analyze the vast impact that skin color has on our outcomes in a historically racist society. The summarized conclusion of the project was that disparities in the educational, economic and criminal justice systems give black men a much smaller margin of error than the one they would receive if they were white. A white kid in college caught using dope in a frat house gets a slap on the wrist. A black kid in the projects doing the...
  • Where The Republican Party Went Wrong

    11/25/2012 10:28:39 AM PST · by AnonymousConservative · 46 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Blog ^ | November 22, 2012 | Anonymous Conservative
    Back in 2001, right after September 11th, I heard a twenty-something goofball disk jockey on a Hard Rock station talking about the attacks. He said to his co-host, “I can’t believe I was ever a Democrat.” Now today, the Republican Party has been so out-maneuvered on the PR front that Mitt Romney can’t beat Barack Obama in the middle of an economic depression, among voters just like that disk jockey. Voters like that disk jockey have tended to return to the Democratic fold. Why?Lots of people are blaming this reversal in attitudes on demographics, or the weather, or the media....
  • Jane Fonda Finally Apologizes

    11/25/2012 1:20:38 AM PST · by islamisasataniclie · 75 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | November 22, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    It only took 40 years. But finally, actress-turned-workout-specialist Jane Fonda has apologized for sitting on a Viet Cong anti-aircraft gun during her 1972 visit to North Vietnam. Fonda, who used her fame to push her radical leftism during her heyday, traveled to Hanoi in 1972 in solidarity with the Viet Cong. While there, she proceeded to blame the US for supposedly bombing a dike system, and did a series of radio broadcasts stating that US leaders were “war criminals.” Those broadcasts were replayed for American POWs being tortured by the Viet Cong. Later, when POWs spoke about their experiences of...
  • Free Money and Free Stuff is not the American Dream

    11/24/2012 7:26:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | November 24, 2012 | Kevin C. Caffrey
    Throw President Obama and his constituency over the "Fiscal Cliff." The fiscal cliff affects all Americans and that is not good. It is time that America understands what Obama’s four year strings of trillion dollar deficits are doing. President Obama expects four more years of the same regarding yearly federal debt and that will cost all Americans. The post-progressives are going to be happy since the American people will have developed into a nation with social equality. However, the rub for the American people is that social equality will mean that everyone will have an equally low standard of living....
  • For Richer or Poorer

    11/24/2012 12:44:08 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 4 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | November 24, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    As the lack of opportunity in America becomes less of an issue of race and more of perpetual class separation, liberal reporters and academics continue to propose the same recycled, progressive policies which have little hope of solving the marriage problem but will undoubtedly bloat federal and state governments. For example, in a New York Times article printed this summer, Jason DeParle cast the growing trend of lower-class single mothers as one of class conflict. “Estimates vary widely, but scholars have said that changes in marriage patterns — as opposed to changes in individual earnings — may account for as...
  • The Pursuit of Happiness...

    11/24/2012 10:16:06 AM PST · by No One Special · 14 replies
    Marty's Market View Blog ^ | October 20, 2012 | Martin L. Mazorra
    The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it. -Mother TeresaWas Mother Teresa a self-interested individual? Was it the pursuit of personal happiness that led her to Calcutta and to the building of one of history's great charitable organizations (Missionaries of Charity)? Would she have found contentment working her way up from account rep to CEO of IBM?Was Steve Jobs a self-interested individual? Was it the pursuit of personal happiness that led him to build one of history's great enterprises? Would he have found contentment as a volunteer for the Peace Corps?Let's...
  • Why am I a Conservative? (On the Neurobiology of Political Affiliation)

    11/24/2012 9:41:18 AM PST · by AnonymousConservative · 28 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Blog ^ | November 21, 2012 | Anonymous Conservative
    This a question which has been asked and answered so many times, it probably seems like a boring topic for a blog post. But as with all things this blog covers, our fundamental perspective, of ideology as evovled Darwinian strategy, may offer a new view on this old subject.A lot of writers try to answer this in a positive uplifting fashion, and this is where they go wrong. They try to extol the virtues of Conservatism, the value of Liberty, and the societal strength which arises when men interact freely, and bear the responsibility for their decisions. Some try to...
  • UN Official Demands Repression of State Marijuana Laws

    11/24/2012 8:36:12 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    The legalization of marijuana by voters in the states of Colorado and Washington has sparked consternation in other parts of the world. Raymond Yans, head of the United Nation's International Narcotics Control Board, says the approvals send ‘‘a wrong message to the rest of the nation and it sends a wrong message abroad.’’ “What the voters in these states have overlooked is that marijuana is an important cash crop in many Third World countries,” Yans pointed out. “Legalization, if it catches on, will depress the prices that can be charged. This will negatively affect the farmers who grow it, the...
  • The Democrats are waging a war on men to satisfy the feminist left

    11/24/2012 6:44:33 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 21 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | NOVEMBER 24TH, 2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    So let’s cut to the chase and talk about what’s really going on here. Was the takedown of Colonel Allen West decided by a Machiavellian cabal in both parties that began with the redrawing of Florida Congressional voting districts, both state and federal? And was this alleged decision made to move him out of the district controlled by the Democrat Mark Foley called the Chihuahua in high heels? By insiders cutting a deal to move West up to the Democrat ex pat region of St. Lucie County, he would be folded in between GOP enclaves in both Martin and Indian...
  • Defunding the Left

    11/24/2012 5:46:47 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 8 replies
    Magnan's Adventures in Reaction ^ | 11-20-2012 | Maganan
    The Republicans had "a minor outbreak of sanity" (Jehu's words) when they floated a paper that questioned current intellectual property law. Then they quickly decided that they didn't mean it. The mass of corporations in this country go with the flow, and if that means supporting the Democrats, then they do so. The Republicans can't seem to figure out that their theoretical support for business and markets doesn't translate into support for their party; quite the opposite. In particular, their support for nearly perpetual copyright and tough copyright enforcement benefits those corporations that are most hostile to the Republicans, corporations...
  • Radical Islamist turns ardent Zionist: The story of Kasim Hafeez

    11/24/2012 4:18:45 AM PST · by forty_years · 13 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | 11/23/12 | Fern Sidman
    On Thursday evening, November 15th, an audience of several hundred people sat in rapt attention at Temple Israel on New York City's Upper East Side, as they heard the compelling narrative of a most unusual man. Kasim Hafeez, 28, is a British born Muslim of Pakistani descent whom was raised in an environment where he was taught that, "Jews control the world, and Israel is at fault for just about everything." As many other young Muslims in the United Kingdom, he embraced the teachings of radical Islam and internalized the visceral hatred for Israel that is endemic to this philosophy....
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Rumors of Ceasefires

    11/24/2012 1:21:13 AM PST · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | November 23, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    From The People's Cube ABOUT THAT WAR II Here's what I wrote in last week's roundup about the war that wasn't a war. 3. This is still not a war. What will most likely happen is that Israel will carry out some more air strikes and possibly even a limited ground operation. Some Hamas terrorists will die along with some Israeli civilians. 5. Phone calls from Washington and London will warn Netanyahu to wind down the operation. Turkey or Egypt will offer to negotiate a truce. Israel will pull out. Hamas will celebrate the usual victory of insurgencies, that...
  • Home Sweet Shipping Container: Detroit Housing Project

    11/23/2012 4:14:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 23, 2012 | Karin Halperin
    The first U.S. multi-family condo built of used shipping containers is slated to break ground in Detroit early next year. Strong, durable and portable, shipping containers stack easily and link together like Legos. About 25 million of these 20-by-40 feet multicolored boxes move through U.S. container ports a year, hauling children’s toys, flat-screen TVs, computers, car parts, sneakers and sweaters. But so much travel takes its toll, and eventually the containers wear out and are retired. That’s when architects and designers, especially those with a “green” bent, step in to turn these cast-off boxes into student housing in Amsterdam, artists’...
  • Building Sustainable Skyscrapers from Laminated Veneer Lumber

    11/23/2012 1:13:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Utne Reader / Conservation ^ | The November/December 2012 Issue | Sarah DeWeerdt
    Some architects believe that in order to build the sustainable cities of the future, we need to look back to the log cabin era and build “skyscrapers” out of wood. Just over a century ago, the architects and engineers who invented the skyscraper set us on the path to becoming an urban world. Tall buildings of concrete and steel helped make urban density—and the increased sustainability that comes with it—possible. But the buildings themselves come at a heavy, and often hidden, environmental price. Concrete and steel are some of the most energy-intensive materials on the planet. The manufacture and transport...
  • Undocumented And Unafraid

    11/23/2012 11:27:35 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    KPBS ^ | November 23, 2012 | Laurel Morales
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — An estimated 11.5 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States. And most of them live in hiding. But now, a small group of mostly young people are opening up about their status. They admit -- and sometimes shout -- that they are undocumented and unafraid. Often undocumented people who are interviewed choose to use fake names, like this man who spoke through a translator after a series of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in Flagstaff four years ago. "There was one night during the raids we didn’t have anything for dinner," he told me. "My 4-...
  • Squeezing Harder Than That Squeezing Harder Than That Theology - N.T. Wrights and Wrongs

    11/23/2012 10:59:24 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 11-23-12 | Douglas Wilson
    The Church of England just recently said no to women bishops. There were howls of outrage from all the predictable quarters, for whom such a troglodyte move is just smack-the-forehead baffling. Now I can understand a vote against women bishops as a preliminary move to try to undo the ordination of women priests. And I can understand a vote for women bishops as the next logical step after having established the practice of ordaining women priests. What I don't get is the affirming the ordination of women priests and opposing them as bishops. The pig, once swallowed by the python,...
  • Oceanside Man Killed Wife, Cooked Her On Stove, Police Allege ["Severed Head In Freezer"]

    11/23/2012 9:57:37 AM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 23, 2012
    Oceanside Man Killed Wife, Cooked Her On Stove, Police Allege November 23, 2012 A 68-year-old Oceanside man is accused of killing and dismembering his 73-year-old wife. He pleaded not guilty this week. Deputy Dist. Atty. Katherine Flaherty told Vista Superior Court Judge J. Marshall Hockett that police found hunks of meat cooking on the stove at the family home and a severed head in the freezer. Hockett ordered Frederick Joseph Hengl kept in jail on $5-million bail. Police are unclear when Hengl's wife, Anna Faris, was killed. They went to the couple's home after neighbors reported a strange smell and...
  • What the media won’t tell us about the union that killed Hostess

    11/23/2012 7:41:00 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The fake “reporters and journalists” we are forced to put up with have destroyed our sacred freedom of the press. Their lies and half-truths lead trusting readers to only the conclusions they want Americans to reach. The truth about the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers Union (BCTW&GMU) is a good example of the kind of information the fake media hides from us. The leadership of the BCTW&GMU is a gang of greedy crooks who are only concerned with filling up the trough they push their snouts into. That trough is constantly refilled with the dues money of workers...
  • Car thieves avoiding Toyota Prius

    11/23/2012 6:54:43 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    autoblog.com ^ | Zach Bowman
    Car thieves avoiding Toyota Prius By Zach Bowman RSS feed Posted Nov 21st 2012 4:30PM The National Insurance Crime Bureau has taken a closer look at how often car thieves target the Toyota Prius. As it turns out, the most popular hybrid on US roads has a very low theft rate, and when it does get stolen, law enforcement are quick to return the machine to its rightful owners. All told, 2008-2012 Prius models saw a theft rate of one in 606 vehicles compared to one in 78 for all models on the road from the same model year period....
  • The real ‘War on Women’ is a civil war

    11/22/2012 8:49:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 16, 2012 | Kristen Walker
    The numbers are in, and they are grim. TIME Magazine has given us “Four Ways Women Won the 2012 Election.” They begin by exulting that Obama got 55% of the female vote; 67% of single women voted for him. Number four on TIME‘s list is this: “Republican men with extreme views on abortion lost their elections.” After – of course – using Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin and Richard “God Intended” Mourdock as representative examples of pro-life candidates, they went on to add: In rebuking such candidates, “voters sent a clear message last night that they’re tired of a backwards-looking agenda...
  • This Thanksgiving we can still reflect on the things that make us hopeful

    11/22/2012 7:29:25 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Today is a day for pausing to remember how blessed we are to be here in America the greatest country under the watchful eye of God. Think of your advantages; love your family and let this day renew your resolve to fight to keep the blessings our Founding Fathers gave us. While things are as dark and dreary as they have been in our lifetime, there is room for gratitude to God for what we have. We are the people who have made this country what it is. Even though we are facing the worst the liberals can throw at...
  • War is the Answer

    11/22/2012 4:41:38 AM PST · by expat1000 · 28 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | November 21, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    For the last hundred years the best and brightest of the civilized world have been engaged in the business of peace. In the days before the Nobel Peace Prize became a joke, it was expected that scientific progress would lead to moral progress. Nations would accept international laws and everyone would get together to replace wars with international conferences. Instead technological progress just gave us better ways to kill each other. There have been few innovations in the moral technology of global harmony since Immanuel Kant's "Perpetual Peace" laid out a plan to grant world citizenship to all refugees and...
  • As a Muslim, I say Hamas is harming Palestine

    11/21/2012 4:21:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 20, 2012 12:30 PM | Ceylan Özbudak
    I am a Muslim. And a devout Muslim. I love all Muslims very dearly. My love is for all believers. Right now it is impossible to support the loss of innocent lives in both Israel and Palestine. … If the Palestinians wish to enjoy greater justification, the way to do this is not by slaughtering innocent people on the other side. Such attacks during a state of peace will attract a reprisal anywhere in the world. Civilian people in Israel are living in fear in shelters due to the rockets fired from Gaza. … Many people in Palestine I have...
  • Behind Race-Based Education Goals

    11/21/2012 7:04:29 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 6 replies
    Eagleyeblog ^ | November 21, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    A number of states have decided to separate their education achievement goals by race as part of their No Child Left Behind waivers. The question remains whether this move marks a “realistic” approach to education, or a major step backward for education fueled by lowered expectations for racial groups. “I put the question of states adjusting expectations based on a student’s ethnicity to Carla O’Connor, an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Michigan,” writes Emily Richmond for The Atlantic. “O’Connor, who specializes in African-American student achievement and urban education, said the new sliding bar for...
  • Kelsey Grammer's critically acclaimed Starz show 'Boss' canceled(Rahm couldn’t take the truth)

    11/21/2012 6:29:37 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 33 replies
    FOXNEWS.Com ^ | November 20, 2012 | staff
    Who's the boss? Not Kelsey Grammer. Starz television network has decided not to give Grammer another term as mayor of Chicago. The cable network said Tuesday that it was canceling the drama "Boss" after two seasons. The show premiered to critical acclaim, starring Grammer as tyrannical Chicago mayor Tom Kane. The role earned Grammer a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama earlier this year. Starz says in a statement that although the network is proud of the show, it has "made the difficult decision to not proceed with `Boss."' The move was a flip-flop for Starz, which renewed...
  • Winning the Peace

    11/21/2012 6:08:42 AM PST · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | November 20, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    In our modern age, things no longer exist to perform their function. Washing machines aren't designed to clean clothes, but to save water and energy. Food isn't there to be eaten, but not eaten. And armies aren't there to win wars, but to be moral. And the truly moral army never fights a war. When it must fight a war, then it fights it as proportionately as possible, slowing down when it's winning so that the enemy has a chance to catch up and inflict a completely proportional number of casualties on them. Forget charging up a hill. Armies charge...
  • Liberal Litmus Tests

    11/20/2012 8:40:03 PM PST · by SquarePants · 13 replies
    Realville, USA ^ | Nov 20, 2012 | Ombud
    My sons are getting about the age where they've started asking me about the differences between liberals and conservatives, so I guess I should start a list of easy ways to tell the difference... - If you're committed to women's rights, but unconcerned about the females that are aborted every day, you're probably a liberal.  - If you think the world needs better solutions to problems like hunger and disease, but you think capitalist companies should be raped and pillaged, you're probably a liberal.  - If you despise bullies who use intimidation and threats to get their way, but...
  • Tell Me Again... Which Of These Nations Is Communist?

    11/20/2012 4:40:26 PM PST · by RobertClark · 21 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 11/20/12 | Simon Black
    Tax policy really tells you a lot about a government... what politicians’ values and priorities are. People can SAY anything, but in a way, tax policy is putting their money where their mouths are. For example, politicians like to talk about technology, efficiency and transparency. But just take a look at the tax code to see where they really stand. Estonia’s Taxation Act of 2002, which form the preponderance of that country’s tax code, is 43,370 words. In Canada, the tax code is close to 1 million words. And in the US, the tax code is so daunting that simply...
  • Strangers in a Strange Land (America as an Occupied Country)

    11/20/2012 3:00:28 PM PST · by mojito · 26 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 11/18/2012 | David Warren
    The sense of living in an occupied country has been growing on me for several decades now. I live in Canada, and am thus “a voice from America’s crazy attic” (Robertson Davies’ phrase, somewhat extended). I was born into a different kind of country. Yet all my life I have been watching the transformation, watching the politicians at work, watching the incremental social fallout, without fully grasping the extent. [....] I wonder how many Americans, on the morning of November 7th, got up feeling something terrible had happened. From a number of my Republican friends, I got this impression. It...
  • 55 Reasons Why You Should Buy Products That Are Made In America This Holiday Season

    11/20/2012 12:25:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    TEC ^ | 11/20/2012 | Michael Snyder
    By Michael, on November 19th, 2012 This is the time of the year when Americans run out to their favorite retail stores and fill up their shopping carts with lots of cheap plastic crap made by workers in foreign countries where it is legal to pay slave labor wages. By doing this, the American people are actively participating in the destruction of the U.S. economy. You see, buying products that are made in America is not just a matter of national pride. It is a matter of national survival. If we do not support American workers, they are going...
  • Benghazi, Gaza, and the Killers of CNN

    11/20/2012 12:06:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 20, 2012 | Roger L. Simon
    Has Benghazi helped Israel? It’s hard to calculate the amount, but it seems likely that the evolving Libyan scandal has been useful to Israel in its struggle with Hamas in Gaza.The embarrassing — even humiliating — mishandling and subsequent misnaming of the terror attack on the U.S. consulate/CIA installation has made the administration look quite ridiculous in its claim that al-Qaeda and similar Islamic extremist organizations were on the run. With four Americans dead in Benghazi, the reverse appears to be true. Sympathy for Islamofascists is not at a high point and, consequently, Barack Obama, not always Benjamin Netanyahu’s best...
  • Why did Romney lose the Catholic vote? Look no further than USCCB head Cardinal Dolan of NYC

    11/20/2012 11:31:17 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 21 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 20, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The election of New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan, bishop of the Archdiocese of New York, to lead the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was seen as a very hopeful sign by many who are concerned with the state the Catholic Church in America. I was one of those hopeful Catholics, but alas I have had my nose rubbed in reality: Cardinal Dolan has proved to be little more than an affable dupe at best ; a dangerously misguided classic liberal at worst. During the lead up to the presidential election Cardinal Dolan essentially abandoned the effort to bring...