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  • Insanity Is Unsustainable.

    12/30/2012 4:58:57 AM PST · by virgil283 · 13 replies
    Moonbattery.com ^ | Dec292012 | DaveBlount
    "Moonbats enjoy barking self-righteously about sustainability. Yet they seem to consider this sustainable: In 11 different U.S. states, the number of government dependents exceeds the number of private sector workers..... ... In California, there are 139 “takers” for every 100 private sector workers. … If you can believe it, entitlements accounted for 62 percent of all federal spending in fiscal year 2012...... Entitlement spending is worse than waste. A dollar spent on green energy is more or less the same as a dollar used as fireplace kindling. But a dollar spent on welfare makes America $1 weaker by strengthening government...
  • Arms Control is Un-Ethical

    12/29/2012 8:34:21 PM PST · by civislibertas · 7 replies
    Civis Libertas ^ | 12-29-2012 | centinel
    The club and the knife were most likely the first weapons developed in human history. Their primary purpose was to kill animals to provide food. By attaching a knife to a pole, as in either a spear or an arrow, the effectiveness of the knife can be extended. Then, some humans learned that they could use these weapons to take property from other humans. The most valuable and sacred property is life itself and once that has been taken, all other forms of property become available to the attacker. If one human with ill intent is armed and another is...
  • Manly Honor - Southern, Northern & Modern Views

    12/29/2012 8:03:28 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 9 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 12/11/2012 | Richard Williams
    ". . . when I served as a Magistrate for the Commonwealth of Virginia, I was intrigued to find out that it was still a misdemeanor in Virginia to impugn a woman's "virtue and chastity . . ."
  • Edmund Burke on Manners

    12/29/2012 5:03:02 AM PST · by don-o · 48 replies
    It took Edmund Burke a very little time to decide that French Revolutionary philosophy posed a massive threat to civilization and social stability throughout Europe. By the end of his life, eight years after the storming of the Bastille, his fears of Jacobin contagion had led him to ask for a secret grave, removed from his family sepulchre and hidden from those-the English Jacobins-who would plunder the lead from tombs for bullets to assassinate the living. In 1796 he wrote: “...out of the tomb of the murdered monarchy in France has arisen a vast, tremendous, unformed spectre, in a far...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Cashing In

    12/29/2012 4:59:38 AM PST · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | December 28, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    CASHING IN ON THE DEAD The left's plan has always been very simple. Find a grievance or create a crisis, in whatever order, and then cash in on it. Whether it's the economy or the murder of children, the left's response to any tragedy is to find a way to shamelessly try and cash in. Recently a woman was charged with falsely raising money by claiming to be setting up a fund for some of the dead children of Newtown. This is the sort of thing that's illegal if you're an ordinary person, but perfectly acceptable if you happen...
  • 16 Things About 2013 That Are Really Going To Stink

    12/28/2012 5:12:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/29/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Originally posted at The Coming Depression blog,The beginning of the year has traditionally been a time of optimism when we all look forward to the exciting things that are going to happen over the next 12 months. Unfortunately, there are a whole bunch of things about 2013 that we already know are going to stink. Taxes are going to go up, good paying jobs will continue to leave the country, small businesses will continue to be destroyed, the number of Americans living in poverty will continue to soar, our infrastructure will continue to decay, global food supplies will likely...
  • Mexico urges US court to block part of Arizona law

    12/28/2012 3:58:44 PM PST · by AuntB · 15 replies
    Rightmarch ^ | Dec. 28, 2012 | Rightmarch
    Jacques Belleaud at MyFoxDC reports: The Mexican government has urged a U.S. court to stop Arizona from enforcing a minor section of the state’s 2010 immigration law that prohibits the harboring of illegal immigrants. Lawyers representing Mexico asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a filing Wednesday to uphold a lower-court ruling that blocked police from enforcing the ban. Mexico argued the ban harms diplomatic relations between the United States, undermines the U.S.’s ability to speak to a foreign country with one voice and encourages the marginalization of Mexicans and people who appear to be from Latin America. “Mexico...
  • The Democratic People's Republic of Amerika has changed.

    12/28/2012 1:46:38 PM PST · by DanMiller · 18 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 28, 2012 | Dan Miller
    The change has been mainly for the worse. Why have we let the "progressives" get away with it and what can we do about it?An article by Jim Gourdie at Conservatives on Fire suggests that The United States are committing suicide, are being murdered or are stupid. Well, the United States of America isn’t dead yet, but she seems to be getting weaker by the day. If she does die, it will not be due to natural causes. Nations don’t die from natural causes. They either commit suicide or they are murdered. America is gravely injured. Are they self-inflicted wounds...
  • Who killed the phrase "Merry Christmas?" A schizophrenic felon and Al Sharpton did!

    12/26/2012 8:40:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/26/12 | Kevin "Coach" Collns
    This year those of us who cherish the phrase “Merry Christmas” have started to say “Merry Christ-mas” to reinsert the name Christ into the greeting. Here’s a reminder of how we started to lose “Merry Christmas” 40 years ago. On the day before Christmas in 1971 the New York Times ran an article about a new “holiday” called Kwanzaa that was invented by an America hating Black separatist named Ron Everett. Everett now uses the made up “African” name Maulana Ron Karenga to show the world he wants nothing to do with White America. That Mr. Karenga was in a...
  • Feinstein's Gun Control Bill Will Trigger The Next American Revolution

    12/28/2012 10:03:18 AM PST · by Errant · 167 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 28, 2012 | Brandon Smith
    ...Revolution? Yes, it all sounds rather “extreme”, but the cold hard reality of our era is not going to comfort us with diplomacies and niceties, so honestly, why should I have to sugar coat anything? We live in extreme times and there is no longer room for prancing around the ultimate consequences of that which is taking place in America today. This country is increasingly sliding towards the edge of internal conflict. The Liberty Movement and true Constitutionalists see it, subsections of Republicans and Democrats see it, and most of all, the federal government sees it. In fact, they may...
  • Gallup Poll: NRA Way More Popular Than the Media

    12/28/2012 7:07:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    jammiewf.com ^ | 27 December, 2012 | Jammie
    No wonder the media hates the NRA so much. They’re jealous of their popularity.
  • Establish a Gun Free Zone around the President; Send Secret Service Home (Petition)

    12/27/2012 10:25:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    In a brilliant act of political satire, someone has created a petition to the white house here to create a gun free zone around the President and Vice President. All guns would be eliminated there, and the Secret Service would not have any. If it is good enough for our children, It is good enough for the president, the logic goes. I am constantly amazed that people are perfectly comfortable around someone with a gun, if the person is wearing a uniform. Remove the uniform, and the same people become very uncomfortable. Link to Petition (The number tripled in the...
  • Vote Fraud (Questionable Spanish Language Ballots In New York)

    12/27/2012 7:52:50 AM PST · by OddLane · 21 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 27, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    Although many on the left have a vested interest in denying it exists at all costs, the ineluctable truth of the matter is that voter fraud is a widespread phenomenon. Whether it is so rampant that it influences the outcome of major elections, as some maintain, or has unseated incumbent congressmen in past races, is open to debate. However, the recorded episodes of fraudulent voting and the manipulation of the election process, from corrupt Democratic officials in Indiana, to vote harvesters in Texas, to political apparatchiks in Ohio, to the Republican secretary of state of Indiana, demonstrate that the number...
  • Mob Hitman Frank Calabrese Sr. Dies In Prison

    12/27/2012 5:32:51 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/27/12 | Friends of Ours
    Chicago Outfit mobster Frank Calabrese Sr. died on Christmas Day at the age of 75 while serving a life sentence at the federal facility in Butner, NC as reported by Bridget Doyle for the Chicago Tribune: "[Federal prosecutor T. Markus] Funk said Wednesday that those hurt by Calabrese's criminal actions would likely find it hard 'to muster much regret' over his death behind bars. 'Calabrese reigned as one of the nation's most prolific and feared mob killers, only to die alone and far from home on Christmas Day,' Funk wrote in an email Wednesday. 'Whether this qualifies as poetic justice,...
  • Blasphemy as a National Security Threat

    12/27/2012 4:02:04 AM PST · by expat1000 · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | December 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Spain has begun deportation proceedings against Imran Firasat, a Christian refugee from Pakistan, for making a documentary about Mohammed and thereby threatening the national security of Spain. If Firasat is deported back to Pakistan, he will face the death penalty proving that it's a short step from the Spanish Inquisition to the Pakistani Inquisition. The United States has a man sitting in prison for making another blasphemous movie, which the government spent weeks blaming for worldwide attacks on American embassies. And he isn't the first man persecuted or prosecuted for offending Islam. Offending Islam has become a national security issue...
  • Canadian Summarizes Our Collapse: "Everyone Takes, Nobody Makes, Money Is Free, Money Is Worthless"

    12/26/2012 8:04:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/26/2012 | Tyler Durden
    On this lackluster Boxing Day dominated by illiquid moves in every asset class, we thought a few succinct minutes spent comprehending the US and European government policies of social welfare and their outcomes was time well spent. Canadian MP Pierre Poilievre delivers a rather epic speech destroying the myths of US and European 'wealth' noting that "Once the US citizen is in debt, the US government encourages them to stay in debt," noting that "the US government encouraged millions of Americans to spend money they did not have on homes they could not afford using loans they could never...
  • Democrat Speaker Terie Norelli & NH Dems lead charge to strip Redress & Grievances Committee

    12/26/2012 3:56:53 PM PST · by KingCast · 3 replies
    KingCast.net ^ | 26 Dec. 2012 | Christopher King, J.D.
    As I note in the video, I come down harder on Dems who go against open government because I find them particularly hypocritical: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL8Jr1WhHX4 KingCast winces as NH Speaker Terie Norelli, corrupt NH pols try to 86 the Committee for Redress & Grievances; a green light for more mortgage fraud foreclosure fraud and DCYF abuses. Today's feature presentation is loading up now so get your popcorn and truffle butter ready. At the link is your back story with prior videos including testimony to the NH Committee on Redress and Grievances on mortgage foreclosure fraud, DCYF and NH Family Court abuse...
  • Sauce for the goose or, home address and phone number of Journal-News publisher

    12/26/2012 2:32:20 PM PST · by God luvs America · 27 replies
    White Plains newspaper The Journal- News, a Gannett publication, has published the full name and address of every licensed pistol permit holder in three New York counties. I don’t know whether the Journal’s publisher Janet Hasson is a permit holder herself, but here’s how to find her to ask:
  • Establish a Gun Free Zone around the President; Send Secret Service Home (Petition)

    12/26/2012 2:12:49 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    In a brilliant act of political satire, someone has created a petition to the white house here to create a gun free zone around the President and Vice President. All guns would be eliminated there, and the Secret Service would not have any. If it is good enough for our children, It is good enough for the president, the logic goes. I am constantly amazed that people are perfectly comfortable around someone with a gun, if the person is wearing a uniform. Remove the uniform, and the same people become very uncomfortable. Link to Petition
  • VAYECHI

    12/26/2012 11:39:13 AM PST · by arthurus · 1 replies
    Rabbi Wein.com ^ | december 2012 | Rabbi Berel Wein
    ...the message of Bereshith is the obvious one of family and its importance. The Torah purposely and in minute detail describes for us how difficult it truly is to create and maintain a cohesive family structure. Every one of the generations described in Bereshith from Kayin and Hevel till Yosef and his brothers is engaged in the difficult and often heartbreaking task of family building. There are no smooth and trouble free familial relationships described in the book of Bereshith. Sibling rivalry, violence, different traits of personality, and marital and domestic strife are the stuff of the biblical narrative of...