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  1. Who's Not Wild about Harry?

    American Thinker | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm MDT

    Harry Reid's mouth is one of the most effective weapons in the GOP arsenal.



  2. Only the Right Kind of Hydroelectricity Need Apply

    American Thinker | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm MDT

    Rent-seekers in the Massachusetts renewable energy industry are “raising alarms” about abundant, clean hydroelectricity from Quebec.



  3. Cold in July -- a Film Review

    American Thinker | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm MDT

    A well-acted thriller brings up more questions than it answers.



  4. A Lesson in Liberal/Democratic Party Hypocrisy

    American Thinker | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm MDT

    Are you saying that these self-proclaimed heroes of women and minorities would actually seek to punish and destroy them?



  5. Britain's Establishment Muslim Organization Defends Pakistan and Iran

    American Thinker | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm MDT

    UK Muslims whitewash persecution of Christians and other minorities in the Muslim world.



  6. How Hollywood Can Fight Putin

    American Thinker | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm MDT

    There is a sharp attack that the American media establishment could take, and whose ripples could sting and harass Russian oligarchs in ways no government action could reach.



  7. Costa Rica and the Drug Cartels

    American Thinker | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm MDT

    Despite recent claims that “no terrorist groups or drug cartels lurk in the nation’s mountains and rain forests,” the evidence is quite the contrary.



  8. Blood Was Inevitable

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler | 19 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

    It doesn’t matter whose blood, or who fired the first shot. Whether it was fired by an eager patriot, a nervous redcoat, or a drunken hunter not even on the field, is immaterial. What matters is that the shot was fired and the road to a new nation was trod. The path to this point

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  9. The Naked, Unvarnished Truth

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler | 18 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am MDT

    If there’s a Rant Hall of Fame, this one should be right up there in the Pantheon of all-time greatest hits. Before you go and click on the link, be sure to empty your bladder, grab a fresh beverage to sooth your throat from shouting “Fuck YEAH!”, over and over, as you read the post.

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  10. Oh, is that so, You Old Pederast?

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler | 17 Apr 2014 | 8:14 pm MDT

    Harry Dingy Screed, the most perverted, corrupt, lying, thieving, felonious piece of shit to ever disgrace our nation is now up there calling patriots “terrorists” because they foiled his land grab in Nevada by daring to disagree with FedGovCo thinking it has the right to “own” 87% of a sovereign state. “Those people who hold

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  11. Thought of the Day

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler | 17 Apr 2014 | 1:32 am MDT

    In the vain hope that this won’t turn into a pissing match among kids wanting me to referee their personal grievances, which I have absolutely no interest in. I have quite enough of that with the Imperial Heirs, thank you very much, and at least they have the legitimate excuse of NOT being adults who

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  12. Ten Years Gone

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler | 14 Apr 2014 | 5:57 pm MDT

    “Greater Love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”. St. John 15:3 I often think of these words, spoken about our Lord Jesus Christ, when I read of our warriors’ heroics and contemplate what motivates them to do the deeds they do. Is it really possible for

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  13. On the Nevada situation

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler | 10 Apr 2014 | 11:48 pm MDT

    My apologies for my absence this past few weeks folks – not that I imagine anyone noticed. Mheh. In short, I’m dealing with a terminally ill father – contract woes with the USG, and the never ending shit storm that seems to be part and parcel of my career, so I’ve been rather distracted and

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  14. You Better Back off, Fascists

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler | 10 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm MDT

    Courtesy of LC HempRopeandStreetlight, who is currently on a “vacation” to help out. It looks like the fascist federal government and their Obama Stormtroopers are still having trouble understanding what “we want you dead, fuckers, all of you” means. A long-simmering dispute between a Nevada cattle rancher and the federal Bureau of Land Management has

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  15. Lessons Learned and Lessons Missed from the Attempted Land Grab

    CanadaFreePress.Com | 19 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am MDT

    The recent standoff at the Bundy ranch in Nevada has taught us many lessons, but the most important one was missed.

  16. ‘Pope Pelosi’ on Good Friday

    CanadaFreePress.Com | 19 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am MDT

    Even though Progressives in anti-Christian forces make sure to get t their messages out each and every Holy Week, this year’s came as a jolt to many Christians. “Pope Pelosi”.  That’s how the the mighty Drudge Report headlined the story about Pelosi partnering up with Bishop Marc Andrus to—”honor the dignity and work of immigrants” by washing the feet of two children at San Francisco’s Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. You could call that “making like the Pope” or even “Aping the Pope”, but never “Pope Pelosi”. We don’t know whether Bishop Andrus caved in to Pelosi pressure or whether he relished having her beside him for a foot washing ceremony used to dredge up the Immigration Issue,  and most of us don’t much care.

  17. Belize Falling Under the Drug Cartel Influence

    CanadaFreePress.Com | 19 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am MDT

    In 2011, Belize was added to the USA’s “blacklist” of nations considered to be major producers or transit routes for illegal drugs as it became further enmeshed in the cocaine pipeline from South America up to Mexico and the United States.

  18. Census manipulation: White House changes questions to hide ObamaCare truth

    CanadaFreePress.Com | 19 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am MDT

    Remember when the Obama Administration fudged the unemployment rate, using an inexplicable one-time anomaly, to get the unemployment rate under 8 percent just in time for the 2012 election?

  19. Would We the People Ratify the Constitution Today?

    CanadaFreePress.Com | 18 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm MDT

    We the People are the opening words of the preamble to the Constitution.  Many patriots glory in that name, “We the People” holding it aloft as a banner against the encroachments of an ever expanding central government.  In the minds of many it is connected somehow to Lincoln’s famous description of America’s government, “Of the People, by the people and for the people.”

  20. Feinstein’s Cronyism Punishes Homeless Veterans

    CanadaFreePress.Com | 18 Apr 2014 | 3:06 pm MDT

    Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans: This is a call to duty and action.

  21. Alabama Supreme Court Opinion Rules that “Child” Includes “Unborn Child”

    CanadaFreePress.Com | 18 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm MDT

    Montgomery, AL – Today, in an 8-1 decision authored by Justice Tom Parker, the Alabama Supreme Court held that the word “child” in Alabama’s chemical-endangerment statute applies to the born and unborn in Ex parte Sarah Janie Hicks. This decision follows a similar one handed down last year by the Alabama Supreme Court in Ankrom v. State, where Alabama’s highest court also ruled that the word “child” includes the “unborn child.” In that case, Liberty Counsel’s amicus brief arguing that the protection of the unborn is in keeping with the protections afforded the born in various areas of the law.

  22. Father Lays Down His Life For Son With Down Syndrome

    CNS News - Top Headlines | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am MDT

    By: 
    CNSNews.com Staff

    Here is the story of how an American father, Thomas Vander Woude, laid down his life for his son, Joseph, who has Down Syndrome.

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  23. Bozell: Pelosi's Mimicry of Pope Is 'Sickening and Shameful,' 'Sacrilegious'

    CNS News - Top Headlines | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am MDT

    Conservative leader and Catholic L. Brent Bozell III today blasted Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for mimicking the pope's Holy Week foot-washing tradition while touting her immigration reform legislation:

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  24. Gallup: 14% of Americans Couldn't Last a Week Financially If They Lost Job

    CNS News - Top Headlines | 18 Apr 2014 | 9:42 am MDT

    By: 
    Susan Jones

    money

    A Gallup poll finds at least 14 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. (AP File Photo)

    (CNSNews.com) - If you lost your job, how long would it be before you couldn't pay your bills?

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  25. Obama: 'Political Spite' Motivating States to Refuse Medicaid Expansion

    CNS News - Top Headlines | 18 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am MDT

    By: 
    Susan Jones

    Obama Health Overhaul

    President Barack Obama speaks about health care, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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  26. 'Close Observers of History' Hate Ollie North

    CNS News - Top Headlines | 18 Apr 2014 | 5:19 am MDT

    For its second season, the creators of the FX series "The Americans" have chosen a new source for insight into the Cold War during the Reagan years — one Lt. Col. Oliver North.

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  27. Fate of 100 Nigerian Schoolgirls Seized by Islamist Terrorists Unknown

    CNS News - Top Headlines | 18 Apr 2014 | 2:25 am MDT

    By: 
    Patrick Goodenough

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  28. WH Counterterror Chief: Parents Need to Watch for ‘Sudden Personality Changes in Their Children’

    CNS News - Top Headlines | 17 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm MDT

    By: 
    CNSNews.com Staff

    Lisa Monaco

    White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. (White House photo/Pete Souza)

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  29. THIS time it will work!

    Cold Fury | 19 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am MDT

    Funny how liberal-fascists and RINOs share so many little shibboleths and catchphrases, innit? Let’s look at his magic template a bit more closely. First, “post 1970s.” That means 1980s, and that means, in order: Ronald Reagan (a huge winner and most definitely not the choice of the GOP establishment, then or ever, or any kind of …

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  30. Summarizing the news: how it’s done

    Cold Fury | 19 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am MDT

    Peter Kirsanow demonstrates. Obamacare is Working… …for the 8 million people who’ve enrolled and may or may not have paid their premiums and may or may not have been among the 6.2 million people who liked their health-care plans but lost them because they were substandard plans with low deductibles, more benefits, more doctors, larger …

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  31. Democracy versus liberty

    Cold Fury | 18 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am MDT

    Another one that would legitimately fit in as an update to a previous post, but deserves its own space instead. Now the nation no longer lacks what it has long needed, a slender book that lucidly explains the intensity of conservatism’s disagreements with progressivism. For the many Americans who are puzzled and dismayed by the …

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  32. Where cultures go to die

    Cold Fury | 18 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am MDT

    Umm…Friday Steyn, anyone? Saturday, Friday, whatever; I’ll take whatever I can get, whenever I can get it. I’m opposed to the notion of official ideology — not just fascism, Communism and Baathism, but the fluffier ones, too, like ‘multiculturalism’ and ‘climate change’ and ‘marriage equality’. Because the more topics you rule out of discussion — …

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  33. The times, they are a-changin’

    Cold Fury | 18 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am MDT

    The order is rapidly fadin’. And the first one now will later be last. There’s an article on the Alps that mentions the tunnel through Mont Blanc as an engineering achievement and not a horrible symbolic rape of Mother Gaia with blasting charges and boring machines. A couple pages away is a picture of some …

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  34. More on the rule of law

    Cold Fury | 17 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am MDT

    Again: when injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. The underlying assumption of our belief in the rule of law is that we are talking about law in the American tradition: provisions that obligate everyone equally and that are enforced dispassionately by a chief executive who takes seriously the constitutional duty to execute the laws faithfully. …

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  35. Figure it out already, ferchrissakes

    Cold Fury | 17 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am MDT

    If you truly are, to wit, “speechless, shocked. Stunned. Horrified. Befuddled. Aghast, appalled, thunderstruck, perplexed, baffled, bewildered and dumbfounded” at learning that the Obama administration is chock-a-block top to bottom with brazen liars who have no problem at all with falsifying anything and everything to promote their agenda and consolidate and expand their power, up …

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  36. Prominent In Today’s News….

    Common Sense Junction | 25 Jan 2014 | 2:00 am MST

    Current news summaries and breaking stories about politics, business and technology. -- All the headlines fit to read.

  37. ObamaCare EMS

    Common Sense Junction | 13 Jan 2014 | 7:46 am MST



  38. We Wish You A Very Happy New Year!

    Common Sense Junction | 28 Dec 2013 | 2:49 am MST



  39. A & E Lifts Duck Dynasty Ban

    Common Sense Junction | 28 Dec 2013 | 1:50 am MST

    Report: A & E will conduct a nationwide campaign to apologize for Phil Robertson’s Christianity. FNC and others are gushing with news that the A & E cable channel has ‘relented’ to public pressure and lifted the ‘ban’ of Phil Robertson from the super-hit Duck Dynasty show. That means Phil will be on the show […]

  40. The Curse of Amendment XXVI

    Common Sense Junction | 26 Dec 2013 | 7:13 am MST

    Can you believe this country has degraded to this state? During the 3-1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer […]

  41. Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

    Common Sense Junction | 23 Dec 2013 | 3:47 pm MST

    Anybody that objects to “Christmas” can go pound sand. I will return in 2014….

  42. The Genuine ‘Duck Dynasty’ Conflict

    Common Sense Junction | 23 Dec 2013 | 2:22 pm MST

    Larry Alex Taunton at The Atlantic: Robertson’s remarks were met with indignation. A&E swiftly suspended Robertson with the justification that “His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.” This seems obvious given that the show is about Robertson’s family and […]

  43. DaTechGuy on DaRadio Annual Easter Show

    Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog | 19 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am MDT

    It’s Holy Saturday so it’s time for DaTechGuy’s annual Easter Show our final all religion show until Christmas.  Today we will talk about faith being put in action with Art Heuser of the Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality network which provides housing for homeless families. In the 2nd hour we’ll also talk to Mary Ann Harold of WQPH 89.3 […]

  44. Obama Delays Keystone, Secures his Base

    Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog | 19 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am MDT

    If you do everything, you’ll win Lyndon Johnson Yesterday on the Keystone pipeline Barack Obama administration decided once again to vote present Once again, the Obama administration has pushed back a final decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The delay could push the final determination until after the November midterm elections. Politico opined on […]

  45. Two Events That Changed The World

    Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog | 18 Apr 2014 | 9:24 pm MDT

    The last seven days of the month of April 2014 marked two special occasions in both the Jewish and Christian faiths:  the two events are Passover and Easter respectively. In Judaism, the religious calendar is marked by many special time periods that are referred to as “The Feasts of Israel.”  These “feasts” commemorate times in […]

  46. A Good Friday Hallelujah

    Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog | 18 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm MDT

    Via my wife and

  47. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, RIP

    Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog | 18 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am MDT

    by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, died yesterday. Cuba’s government-run media mourned Fidel’s friend, who even worked for Cuba’s Prensa Latina news agency in Bogota and New York. He was 87 years old. One of the giants of Spanish-language literature, García Márquez’s most renowned novel is A […]

  48. GOP You risk having no Base at all!

    Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog | 18 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am MDT

    This should be a watershed year for the GOP. Propaganda not withstanding the costs of Obamacare continue to increase, the international failures of the administration are on full display and as each day goes by it becomes clear that the IRS scandal has the potential to incriminate not just people in the administration, but members […]

  49. Glenn Reynolds’s Good Advice To GOP

    Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog | 17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm MDT

    By A.P. Dillon Earlier this week, Glenn Reynolds gave some great advice to the GOP in his column at USA Today which blasted Obama and the Democrats pay gap hypocrisy. If I were the GOP, I’d start running attack ads in these legislators’ home states, quoting President Obama and asking why these Democrats hate women. […]

  50. Wknd Box Office: Transcendence, Heaven is For Real, Joe

    Debbie Schlussel | 18 Apr 2014 | 2:55 pm MDT

    By Debbie Schlussel Only one really crappy movie new in theaters this weekend, and it’s an arthouse flick. * “Transcendence“: I enjoyed this movie for the first two-thirds of it. It does a great job of social commentary on the dangers of the “Brave New World” era of computer-human hybrids and the tragedies that can […]

  51. Mohammed Pedro Whitaker is Kansas City Highway Sniper – Guess the Religion

    Debbie Schlussel | 18 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm MDT

    By Debbie Schlussel When I heard they caught the Kansas City highway sniper, I told a friend in e-mail, “My first question is: is his name Mohammed?” And, yes, it is Mohammed. Mohammed Pedro Whitaker was arrested for 12 shooting incidents and three injuries on Kansas City highways. Of course, they don’t mention jihad or […]

  52. Ukraine’s Jews: Wouldn’t Be Surprised if “Orders to Register” Came From Ukrainians, Faked

    Debbie Schlussel | 18 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am MDT

    By Debbie Schlussel By now, you’ve probably heard yesterday’s news reports about Ukraine Jews receiving flyers ordering them to register themselves and their property, something the Nazis did before rounding up Jews and sending them to the ovens. The flyers were reportedly in the name of the Russians who’ve taken over part of Ukraine. I […]

  53. Your Day in Hip-Hop Obama Voters: Rapper Did WHAT?! to His Penis; Shower Rod Shortage – A Preview of America’s Future (& Its Present)

    Debbie Schlussel | 18 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am MDT

    By Debbie Schlussel This is a nice, representative slice of life in the day of Obama voters and the world of hip-hop: * New Darwin Award winner, rap star Andre Johnson, cut off his penis, and it cannot be re-attached (not all such surgical attempts are John Wayne Bobbitt-esque). Sadly, his suicide attempt was unsuccessful, […]

  54. Would Stephen Colbert Get CBS Late Night Gig If He Did This to Muslims?

    Debbie Schlussel | 17 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm MDT

    By Debbie Schlussel If Stephen Colbert attacked Muslims the way he’s mocked Jews and Christians, do you think he’d have gotten the CBS late night gig? Think again. He’s rarely mocked Muslims, if ever. But he regularly attacks Jews and Christians. And here’s just a sample of something he does that Muslims would never tolerate, […]

  55. EXCLUSIVE: Major Dem Donors Discriminated Against Pregnant Chick – REAL War on Women

    Debbie Schlussel | 15 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm MDT

    By Debbie Schlussel The real “War on Women”: when major liberal Democrat donors discriminate against pregnant women. That’s what happened when Florine Mark, Hannan Lis, and Lisa Lis, who gave tens of thousands of dollars to the Obama campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and Democrat candidates nationwide, discriminated against a pregnant woman and recently settled […]

  56. Should This Blond, Fair-Skinned White Kid Get Affirmative Action for Being “Black”? He Will

    Debbie Schlussel | 15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am MDT

    By Debbie Schlussel Why will this blond White kid get affirmative action? Why is he considered Black? Like many of you, I’ve always opposed the racism euphemistically sanitized with the name “affirmative action.” As we all know, affirmative action consists of racial, ethnic, and gender based preferences for “minorities” in which they get preferred over […]

  57. Don’t Ban Bossy, Ban Beyonce (Guest Post)

    Flopping Aces | 19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am MDT

    Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In and Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, has a line in her book that states “I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills.” As you … Continue reading

  58. Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

    Flopping Aces | 18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    Mary Landrieu really is a prime example of why people loathe politicians. Part of the problem is that she is full of manure. Landrieu is one of the democrats on the 2014 endangered species list and most deservedly so. Back … Continue reading

  59. Long Live The Republic (Guest Post)

    Flopping Aces | 17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am MDT

    For over two hundred and thirty years the Republic has weathered wars, epidemics, hostile neighbors, worldwide conflicts, economic disasters, internal struggles, and competing ideologies. Its birth was a long and desperate struggle for independence against the strongest and most advanced … Continue reading

  60. Al Qaeda: “Obama is on the path to defeat”

    Flopping Aces | 16 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am MDT

    Doesn’t all this remind you of something? Al Qaeda is on its way to defeat: “The core of al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan is on the way to defeat.” As the 2012 election neared Obama told us no less … Continue reading

  61. Victim of Islamic genital mutilation victimized again by Brandeis University

    Flopping Aces | 15 Apr 2014 | 7:04 pm MDT

    Disgusting. It’s as classic a case of war on women as one could find. Ayaan Ali Hirsi was disfigured as a young girl in Somalia under Islam. She suffered a clitorectomy at the hands of her grandmother. Her family fled … Continue reading

  62. 1776 & 2014 – Complacency and Revolution

    Flopping Aces | 15 Apr 2014 | 3:34 am MDT

    How long has it been since you thought about the American Revolution? In 2014 not that many of us spend our time thinking about the catalysts that caused that revolution over 200 years ago. Who has the time? Between jobs, … Continue reading

  63. Harry Reid: The stain in the Senate’s briefs

    Flopping Aces | 14 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm MDT

    Harry Reid is an execrable human being. He is the brown stain in the Senate’s undershorts. Reid has always been a jerk, the master of the insult: About George W. Bush: About Clarence Thomas: About DC tourists: About Mitt Romney: … Continue reading

  64. Congress Needs to Hit the 'Reset' Button on Public Diplomancy

    The Foundry: Conservative Policy News from The Heritage Foundation | 19 Apr 2014 | 5:32 am MDT


    George Kennan knew a thing or two about how nations treat one another. In 1946, while serving as deputy chief of the U.S. mission in Moscow, he penned “the long telegram.” That assessment of what motivated the Soviet Union shaped U.S. policy toward Moscow for decades. Later, at the new … More

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  65. Chrysler Bankruptcy Still Affecting Economy

    The Foundry: Conservative Policy News from The Heritage Foundation | 19 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am MDT


    This month marks the fifth anniversary of the Chrysler bankruptcy. President Obama will doubtless mark the occasion by talking about how his intervention saved the auto company. More noteworthy, however, is how the lawlessness of that intervention created tremendous uncertainty, which still chills the economy today. Todd Zywicki has written … More

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  66. Ben Carson: ‘We’re Being Manipulated’ by Those ‘Trying to Divide Us’

    The Foundry: Conservative Policy News from The Heritage Foundation | 18 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm MDT


    Dr. Ben Carson slammed the culture of political correctness and partisan labels at a local CBS12 town hall panel Thursday, arguing that it has stifled free expression in America—namely religious freedom. “We’re being manipulated. We’re being played by those people who want to divide, conquer, and control,” Carson said, alluding … More

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  67. Response to Matt Yglesias: Heritage Tax Chart Isn’t Misleading

    The Foundry: Conservative Policy News from The Heritage Foundation | 18 Apr 2014 | 6:26 pm MDT


    Matt Yglesias, now with Vox, finds this chart of ours misleading: He admits that the data is correct and that what it shows—that the federal income tax is highly progressive—is also correct. So what’s the problem? Our chart looks exclusively at federal income taxes in the context of the current … More

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  68. Indiana, Common Core, and a Great Opportunity to Reverse Course

    The Foundry: Conservative Policy News from The Heritage Foundation | 18 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm MDT


    Indiana has a great opportunity to implement education standards that are “written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and are uncommonly high,” as Governor Mike Pence (R) wants to do. One option for doing this would be to re-adopt Indiana’s prior state standards. Before the advent of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), … More

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  69. Al Gore in Hawaii: Carbon Polluters 'Immoral, Unethical, Despicable'

    The Foundry: Conservative Policy News from The Heritage Foundation | 18 Apr 2014 | 12:35 pm MDT


    Al Gore was “fired up” at the University of Hawaii in sharing his message on climate change, according to a local TV news report of a speech in which the former vice president bashed unnamed “carbon polluters” as being ”immoral, unethical, and despicable.” Gore, wearing a bright lei around his … More

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  70. Threat to School Choice in New Hampshire Continues

    The Foundry: Conservative Policy News from The Heritage Foundation | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:36 am MDT


    The constitutionality of New Hampshire’s education tax credit program is being considered this week by the state’s supreme court. This is not the first time parental choice in education has been challenged in the Granite State. The New Hampshire legislature passed the tax credit bill in 2012, overriding a veto … More

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  71. Even a Democrat crime wave can't top media interest in Bridgegate

    Fresh Ink | 29 Mar 2014 | 5:25 am MDT

    Please, try not to let what I'm about to tell you destroy your faith in the integrity of the national Democratic Party. Right now, a crime wave is sweeping the nation, and everyone in this out-of-control mob has a D after their names, even if most of the media are loath to report it. If […]

  72. Is a summer course on Miley Cyrus really education?

    Fresh Ink | 28 Mar 2014 | 5:50 am MDT

    If you're a Skidmore College student and you can't get enough of the media back-and-forth aboutMiley Cyrus' transformation from Disney Channel princess to twerking, tongue-happy pop star, then you're in luck. Carolyn Chernoff, a visiting assistant professor of sociology at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is offering an intensive summer course called "The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and […]

  73. Despite Obama's suggested NSA reforms, Americans should remain skeptical

    Fresh Ink | 27 Mar 2014 | 4:03 pm MDT

    The Obama administration is proposing an end to one of the more controversial phone-monitoring techniques employed by the National Security Agency, according to various news sources. The fine points of the proposal to end the bulk collection of U.S. citizens' phone data are still being worked out, say senior White House officials who spoke with […]

  74. Free Enterprise Struggles to Thrive

    Fresh Ink | 27 Mar 2014 | 11:16 am MDT

    So now business has two phantoms to fight. One is climate change, of course, the notion that we're killing the environment by the carefree way we burn fuel. The other is the "widening income gap." Heartless old capitalism keeps letting the rich scamper ahead -- impossibly ahead -- of the poor and "shrinking" middle who […]

  75. What about freedom here?

    Fresh Ink | 27 Mar 2014 | 5:54 am MDT

    And now, your daily dose of irony. First lady Michelle Obama took thinly veiled jabs at China's censorship of media and the Internet while on her spring trip. Meanwhile, her husband is about to abandon U.S. control over administration of the Internet, and his administration consistently earns a reputation for being the most secretive and […]

  76. Kindness groups at work in NYC

    Fresh Ink | 27 Mar 2014 | 5:35 am MDT

    Can NYC become a nicer place? Some young, idealistic New Yorkers -- collectively engaged in trying to inspire a kindness revolution -- are working to make it so. They're giving away money and treats, paying for other people's coffee and groceries, extending compliments to strangers, picking up trash, shoveling cars out of snow drifts, thanking […]

  77. Guardian Angels are a good option for school safety

    Fresh Ink | 26 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am MDT

    We applaud the leadership of Frontier Academy, a Greeley charter school, for hiring the Rocky Mountain Guardian Angels to provide armed security at the west Greeley school. Frontier isn't the first school in Weld to employ the non-profit group, which was established in response to school shootings nationwide and is staffed by off-duty, armed law-enforcement […]

  78. Video: How to get kicked out of a Clay Aiken fundraiser

    Hot Air » Top Picks | 19 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am MDT

    Get the **** out of here

  79. Quotes of the day

    Hot Air » Top Picks | 18 Apr 2014 | 6:01 pm MDT

    Goalposts.

  80. U.S. to announce ground troops to Poland, says… Polish defense minister

    Hot Air » Top Picks | 18 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm MDT

    Hm.

  81. Rand Paul to Harry Reid: Simmer down with the “domestic terrorist” rhetoric about Bundy’s supporters

    Hot Air » Top Picks | 18 Apr 2014 | 4:01 pm MDT

    “I think what we should all be calling for is for calmer heads to prevail. I don’t want to see violence on either side.”

  82. Snowden: I asked Putin that softball question on surveillance to start a public debate in Russia

    Hot Air » Top Picks | 18 Apr 2014 | 3:01 pm MDT

    Right.

  83. The Obama admin is delaying the Keystone XL review process through the election. Yes, again.

    Hot Air » Top Picks | 18 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm MDT

    #Friday.

  84. Rubio on immigration: I think Republicans have reached a point of “irreconcilable differences” with Obama

    Hot Air » Top Picks | 18 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm MDT

    Change?

  85. Obama Administration delays Keystone XL again

    » Today’s Top News | 18 Apr 2014 | 12:43 pm MDT

    Endangered Democrats put up a few token protests, but it's all just for show.

  86. Media swoons over royal Clinton birth announcement

    » Today’s Top News | 18 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm MDT

    The press disdains some political dynasties, but deeply loves others.

  87. Oliver North and ‘The Americans’

    » Today’s Top News | 18 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am MDT

    Liberals freak out after a TV show set in the 80s hires a very knowledgeable consultant for its Iran-Contra plotline.

  88. Korean ferry tragedy: survivor’s guilt claims a victim

    » Today’s Top News | 18 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am MDT

    High-school vice principal evidently hangs himself; hundreds of passengers missing as rescue hopes fade.

  89. Conservatives still don’t want you to get sick and die

    » Today’s Top News | 18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am MDT

    If you don't support Obamacare, you are basically endorsing murder.

  90. What really happened at the Bay of Pigs

    » Today’s Top News | 18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am MDT

    You rarely hear about the cause. 53 years ago this week, here it is.

  91. NED’s chickens come home to roost

    » Today’s Top News | 18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am MDT

    Turnabout is fair play is an old American saying.

  92. Inequality is a Riot Week at College Insurrection

    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 19 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    Noted rich liberal to teach income inequality for a gigantic pile of cash. CUNY to Pay Paul Krugman $225K to Teach Income Inequality Everyone reacts differently when they feel they’re not being treated equally. Some people just give up and
     […]...


  93. Cherokee women want to meet Elizabeth Warren on book tour

    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 19 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am MDT

    To get Warren to understand why they are hurt and angry that she assumed, then discarded, Native American identity.

  94. Those were the days, my friend

    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 19 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

    we thought they'd never end

  95. Friday Night Links

    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 18 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm MDT

    A roundup of links for your Friday evening reading. An interesting read, via HotAir: From The Week, The Democrats have a mega-donor problem…And no, we’re not talking about the Kochs Punt: From Reuters, U.S. extends Keystone XL comment period, delaying
     […]...


  96. For Passover and Easter: celebrate freedom

    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 18 Apr 2014 | 4:17 pm MDT

    It’s the holiday season, one of those rare years when Passover and Easter come close together, as they did during the original Easter. So I get a twofer when I wish my readers “Happy Holidays!” In recent years whenever I’ve
     […]...


  97. Happy Gaza

    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 18 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm MDT

    Does not fit the narrative.

  98. The U.N.: What is it Good For?

    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am MDT

    Apologies.

  99. For those longing for the days of Solyndra, DOE spending $4 billion to make it happen again

    MichelleMalkin.com |

    **Written by Doug Powers It was inevitable — like the swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano, except in this story the swallows use government loans to turn the Mission into a solar company that goes bankrupt, fly back to Goya in first-class and leave taxpayers on the hook for the loss. From Reuters: The U.S. […]

  100. Jay Carney reveals President Obama’s most challenging interviewer of the 2012 campaign

    MichelleMalkin.com |

    Not them

  101. Another Nobel Prize on the way? Paul Krugman to study income inequality from perspective of 1 percent

    MichelleMalkin.com |

    Brilliant

  102. It’s official! Philanthro-nanny Michael Bloomberg announces he’s bought his way into heaven

    MichelleMalkin.com |

    Outta my way, St. Peter!

  103. Debunking the Blame Righty propagandists…again

    MichelleMalkin.com | 15 Apr 2014 | 10:23 pm MDT

    Here we go again. Liberal media outlets CNN and MSNBC have joined forces with the biased, numbers-cooking Southern Poverty Law Center and New America Foundation to foment renewed fear and hatred of conservative Americans. Their latest talking point: “Right-wing” terrorists have caused more American deaths than Islamic jihadists since 9/11. CNN ran with the “story” […]

  104. Big shock: Changes to Census Bureau survey will make it difficult to measure effects of Obamacare

    MichelleMalkin.com |

    **Written by Doug Powers To be filed under “If you like your old health care questionnaire, you can keep your old health care questionnaire.” From the New York Times: The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be […]

  105. Amnesty supporter Harry Reid on Cliven Bundy: People can’t violate the law and then walk away from it

    MichelleMalkin.com |

    Make his day

  106. Bozell & Graham Column: 'Close Observers of History' Hate Ollie North

    NewsBusters blogs | 19 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am MDT

    For its second season, the creators of the FX series “The Americans” have chosen an new source for insight into the Cold War during the Reagan years – one Lt. Col. Oliver North.

    It's a dramatic reversal from the first season and it has infuriated some hard-leftists. The show began with the shocking promise from creator Joel Weisberg that the show’s heroes would be KGB agents: “We’re making them the sympathetic characters. I’d go so far as to say they’re the heroes.” It quickly became apparent that these characters could be unsentimental killers of innocent Americans, so perhaps that triggered a change of heart. 

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  107. Gwen Ifill Shames Critic of PBS Bias: Surely, If You Watched, 'Even You' Would Disagree With Yourself

    NewsBusters blogs | 19 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am MDT

    In an online chat on PBS on Thursday, NewsHour and Washington Week anchor Gwen Ifill did the usual song and dance avoiding any admission of liberal tilt.

    Someone named “Darius” pressed Ifill: “Why does PBS overdo the PC mentality so much? Especially in the face of reporting hard, substantiated news?” She couldn’t possibly agree. He must not be watching regularly:

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  108. ABC's Robin Roberts Discusses Pro-Gay God in People Magazine Cover Story

    NewsBusters blogs | 19 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am MDT

    The current edition of People magazine has ABC Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts on "How Love Saved Me: The Family, Friends & Relationship That Gave Her Strength." It also promised a look "Inside her coming-out journey." People's Sharon Cotliar didn't report on how Barack Obama gave Roberts strength (and "chills") by coming out for gay marriage in an interview with her in 2012.

    But her lesbian lover Amber Laign is barely mentioned because she's a "very private person." In addition to her inspiring story of how she survived a bone marrow disease, late in the story, Roberts finds peace in a pro-gay God:

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  109. AP Howler: Admin's Good Friday Timing of Latest Keystone Pipeline Delay a 'Surprise'

    NewsBusters blogs | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:36 pm MDT

    It either doesn't take much to surprise Josh Lederman and Dana Capiello at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, or they have very short memories.

    The AP pair described the Obama State Department's Friday afternoon statement (roughly 3:30 p.m., based on the "9 hours ago" result returned in a Google search on the document's title at 12:30 a.m. ET) that it would "provide more time" for eight federal agencies involved to submit "their views on the proposed Keystone Pipeline Project" as a "a surprise announcement Friday as Washington was winding down for Easter." It's as if something like this has never happened before during the Obama administration. Well, yes it has.

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  110. ABC's Whoopi Goldberg Moonlights as Pot Columnist, Hails States With the 'Foresight' to Approve Medical Marijuana

    NewsBusters blogs | 18 Apr 2014 | 9:28 pm MDT

    Whoopi Goldberg is adding another media gig on top of hosting "The View" on ABC: marijuana columnist for the Denver Post pot section.

    "As I write my debut column for The Cannabist, talking about this newly legal weed and admiring the states that have had the foresight to legalize medical marijuana, I’m most tempted to extol the virtues of the vape pen." She calls her vapor device "Sippy."

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  111. MSNBC's Sharpton Claims ObamaCare 'Exceeded Expectations,' Sees GOP 'Lies, Fearmongering, and Paranoia'

    NewsBusters blogs | 18 Apr 2014 | 8:46 pm MDT

    On the Friday, April 18, PoliticsNation, Al Sharpton hyped President Obama's dubious claims about the Affordable Care Act's alleged success as the MSNBC host asserted that the program has "exceeded expectations," and that Republicans are suffering from a "hangover" in denying its success.

    Sharpton claimed to see "lies, fearmongering and paranoia" from the GOP, and brought up questionable claims dating back to 2010 that Tea Party members spat on Democratic members of Congress during a protest. Sharpton began:

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  112. Al Gore: Climate Deniers 'Immoral, Unethical, and Despicable'

    NewsBusters blogs | 18 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm MDT

    Weasel Zippers has the latest superiority dance from Al Gore, in a speech at the University of Hawaii.

    "Ultimately, we are going to win this thing," he said, one of many statements met with hearty applause from the Hawaiians, reported the Civil Beat. He displayed “a Bell Curve showing the number of hotter days over the past 80 years grow alarmingly disproportionate to the number of cooler days and days with average temperatures.”

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  113. This Lying Democrat Sold Out By Pelosi – After He Sold His Soul to Her

    National Republican Congressional Committee | 18 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am MDT

    In case you missed it, Politico reported today that Democrat polls show that Nick Rahall is so far behind his Republican opponent Evan Jenkins that the national Democratic Party and its allies are jumping ship on the Rahall campaign. How embarrassing this must be for Rahall, especially after gleefully admitting that he sold his soul ...

    The post This Lying Democrat Sold Out By Pelosi – After He Sold His Soul to Her appeared first on National Republican Congressional Committee.



  114. House Democrat Predicts ObamaCare Will Defeat Democrats In The Midterms

    National Republican Congressional Committee | 18 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am MDT

    President Obama may be attempting to spin the latest ObamaCare numbers to his favor, but on the ground, House Democrats are being met with hard reality. Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Stephen Lynch candidly told the Boston Herald yesterday that ObamaCare will cost Democrats seats in the House. “We will lose seats in the House. I am ...

    The post House Democrat Predicts ObamaCare Will Defeat Democrats In The Midterms appeared first on National Republican Congressional Committee.



  115. It’s Only April But House Democrats Are In The Middle Of “Triage,” Map Is Shrinking

    National Republican Congressional Committee | 18 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am MDT

    Via Republican National Committee    

    The post It’s Only April But House Democrats Are In The Middle Of “Triage,” Map Is Shrinking appeared first on National Republican Congressional Committee.



  116. Democrat Joe Garcia Finds a Replacement for His Convicted Felon Staffer

    National Republican Congressional Committee | 17 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm MDT

    Check out the latest news from South Florida! Democrat Congressman Joe Garcia hired a new campaign manager to fill convicted felon Jeff Garcia’s place after he had to step down due to his role in Joe’s voter fraud scandal. Here’s hoping that this campaign manager can pull off a simple voter fraud plot without getting ...

    The post Democrat Joe Garcia Finds a Replacement for His Convicted Felon Staffer appeared first on National Republican Congressional Committee.



  117. Widows Are Losing Their Health Insurance in Alabama Thanks To ObamaCare

    National Republican Congressional Committee | 17 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am MDT

    Widows who are already coping with the loss of their husbands are now finding out that ObamaCare is making their lives more difficult. In Alabama, widows of retired Madison County employees have lost their health insurance because of ObamaCare’s excessive costs and regulations. The healthcare bill had regulations that would cost the county $25 million dollars. ...

    The post Widows Are Losing Their Health Insurance in Alabama Thanks To ObamaCare appeared first on National Republican Congressional Committee.



  118. 7 Congressional Candidates Announced as ‘Contender’ as Part of NRCC’s ‘Young Guns’ Program

    National Republican Congressional Committee | 17 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am MDT

    ‘Contender’ is the Second Level of the NRCC’s ‘Young Guns’ Program WASHINGTON – Today, the National Republican Congressional Committee announced its second round of ‘Contender’ candidates ahead of the 2014 elections. ‘Contender’ is the second level of the Committee’s ‘Young Guns’ program, which helps to provide candidates and their campaigns the tools they need to ...

    The post 7 Congressional Candidates Announced as ‘Contender’ as Part of NRCC’s ‘Young Guns’ Program appeared first on National Republican Congressional Committee.



  119. My Application for Communications Director at Sean Eldridge for Congress

    National Republican Congressional Committee | 16 Apr 2014 | 2:58 pm MDT

    The post My Application for Communications Director at Sean Eldridge for Congress appeared first on National Republican Congressional Committee.



  120. New Kid On The Block

    Patterico's Pontifications | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:44 pm MDT

    [guest post by Dana] The Los Angeles Register made its debut this week. From the get-go, the newspaper moved to set itself apart, The accepted wisdom about L.A. is that it is politically and ideologically monolithic. That Angelenos are almost exclusively Democrats. And that they are almost entirely liberal. But, just as L.A. is recognized [...]

  121. Something Wicked Came

    Patterico's Pontifications | 17 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm MDT

    [guest post by Dana] It was a chilling scene in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk as Jews leaving a synagogue claimed masked men on the sidewalks were handing out leaflets requiring Jews to register “or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated”. The denials came quickly, The leaflets were [...]

  122. The Abyssmal Failure of Feminists

    Patterico's Pontifications | 17 Apr 2014 | 9:38 pm MDT

    [guest post by Dana] I am a regular reader of the remarkable Dr. Phyllis Chesler, and after the Ayaan Hirsi Ali debacle occurred, hers was one of the first commentaries I read. She summed up her distress thusly, “This is a terrible moment for academic freedom and critical inquiry on the American campus”. As I [...]

  123. Hilarity Ensues

    Patterico's Pontifications | 17 Apr 2014 | 8:32 pm MDT

    [guest post by JD] Yesterday we learned of Paul Krugman, aka the demonic midget, getting $25,000 a month to not do much of anything except yammer on and on about income inequality. Today, we learn the MediaMutterz For America, home of such keen intellects like Oliver Willis, is resisting attempts by SEIU to unionize their [...]

  124. Snowden Participates in Pro-Putin Propaganda Piece

    Patterico's Pontifications | 17 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am MDT

    Lovely: Appearing on a televised call-in program, Putin even took a video question from Edward Snowden, the American former intelligence contractor who revealed large-scale U.S. surveillance programs and has taken refuge in Russia. Putin greeted him as a fellow spy, saying, “We can talk one professional language.” Snowden asked if Russia spied on its citizens [...]

  125. Income Inequality Organization Fights Income Inequality By Giving Scads of Money to Economist for Doing Almost No Work

    Patterico's Pontifications | 16 Apr 2014 | 8:32 pm MDT

    Paul Krugman, December 2013, speaking about income inequality: [T]he discussion has shifted enough to produce a backlash from pundits arguing that inequality isn’t that big a deal. They’re wrong. . . . . Inequality is, indeed, the defining challenge of our time. Will we do anything to meet that challenge? Yes, we will! We will [...]

  126. Rick Perry Under Criminal Investigation for Demanding (on Pain of Withholding Funding) Resignation of D.A. Who Drove Under the Influence and Was Belligerent to Police

    Patterico's Pontifications | 16 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am MDT

    Rick Perry is now under criminal investigation. Why? Because he threatened to withhold funding from a public integrity unit run by the D.A. of Travis County. Why did he make that threat? Because she had been arrested for DWI, had been belligerent with police and demanded repeatedly to talk to the sheriff, and refused to [...]

  127. Snapping Selfies While The World Burns

    Personal Liberty | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm MDT

    Joe Biden looks almost human in this one. Kathleen Sebelius escapes "job lock." And it's "Dark Helmet" to the rescue! All this — plus — How many Fs in "racist?" Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest!

    The post Snapping Selfies While The World Burns appeared first on Personal Liberty.



  128. Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 4-18-2014: Bundy Standoff Reveals True Statists In Our Midst; Mayor Orders Raid Over Twitter Jokes; Obama Signs Cruz Bill, Says He Won’t Enforce; Americans Increasingly Fear Government; Are Tax Dodgers Helping The Economy?; Friday Funnies

    Personal Liberty | 18 Apr 2014 | 7:16 pm MDT

    Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

    The post Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 4-18-2014: Bundy Standoff Reveals True Statists In Our Midst; Mayor Orders Raid Over Twitter Jokes; Obama Signs Cruz Bill, Says He Won’t Enforce; Americans Increasingly Fear Government; Are Tax Dodgers Helping The Economy?; Friday Funnies appeared first on Personal Liberty.



  129. Obama Signs Bill Barring Iranian Terrorist From Entering U.S., Then Says He Won’t Enforce It

    Personal Liberty | 18 Apr 2014 | 7:05 pm MDT

    By now you probably know about Hamid Abutalebi. He’s the would-be diplomat whom Iran wanted to send to the United Nations – but whom Congress blocked, on a strongly bipartisan vote, because he was among the terrorists who helped take Americans into captivity in the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979. Today, President Barack Obama signed […]

    The post Obama Signs Bill Barring Iranian Terrorist From Entering U.S., Then Says He Won’t Enforce It appeared first on Personal Liberty.



  130. Not Just For Conspiracy Theorists Anymore: Fear Of Federal Government Goes Mainstream

    Personal Liberty | 18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm MDT

    More than half of Americans view the Federal government as a major threat to individual liberty and a growing number express outright fear of the Nation’s governing apparatus.

    The post Not Just For Conspiracy Theorists Anymore: Fear Of Federal Government Goes Mainstream appeared first on Personal Liberty.



  131. Mayor Gets Feelings Hurt Over Twitter Parody, Orders Police Raid

    Personal Liberty | 18 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm MDT

    When he discovered that a parody Twitter account with the handle @Peoriamayor was mocking him with 140 character satirical tweets, Peoria, Illinois, Mayor Jim Ardis did what any self-respecting abuser of political power would: He ordered local police to track down and harass the people responsible for the parody social media account. After two local […]

    The post Mayor Gets Feelings Hurt Over Twitter Parody, Orders Police Raid appeared first on Personal Liberty.



  132. Man Finds Nearly 6.2 Carat Diamond In State Park

    Personal Liberty | 18 Apr 2014 | 3:19 pm MDT

    MURFREESBORO, Ark. (UPI) — A man found a 6.19 carat diamond in Crater of Diamonds state park in Arkansas. David Anderson was searching for diamonds when he came across a 6.19 carat diamond he has dubbed “The Limitless Diamond.” Anderson moved to Murfreesboro just so he could constantly search for diamonds. The park reports that […]

    The post Man Finds Nearly 6.2 Carat Diamond In State Park appeared first on Personal Liberty.



  133. 4,000 Peruvians Evacuated From Homes Surrounding Erupting Volcano

    Personal Liberty | 18 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm MDT

    QUERAPI, Peru (UPI) — Regional governments in the south of Peru, as well as several local municipalities, have declared a state of emergency and begun evacuating more than 4,000 citizens, as the the country’s 18,750-foot-tall Ubinas volcano continues to erupt. The volcano has been smoldering and slowly erupting for a couple weeks now, but yesterday […]

    The post 4,000 Peruvians Evacuated From Homes Surrounding Erupting Volcano appeared first on Personal Liberty.



  134. Ted Cruz fundraising drops post-shutdown

    Southern Political Report | 17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

    Ted Cruz’s fundraising dropped sharply in the early months of 2014 after peaking during the government shutdown, a signal that his central role in that fight was a boon to his campaign finances.




  135. More 'Ammunition' for Obama Administration

    Southern Political Report | 17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

    Increasingly, Americans fear their government. They fear its power, its might and its ability to ruin their lives. The recent showdown in Nevada between federal agents and a cattle rancher and a group of his supporters is a symbol of the kind of abuse of power and executive sleight-of-hand that are becoming the hallmark of the Obama administration. 

  136. Oklahoma, Louisiana, & Kentucky

    Southern Political Report | 17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am MDT



  137. Georgia has the fastest-growing solar industry

    Southern Political Report | 16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

    ATLANTA -- Georgia's 225-percent increase in jobs related to the solar-energy industry is the highest in the nation as it plays catch-up to other states. 

  138. Arkansas, Texas, & Virginia

    Southern Political Report | 16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am MDT



  139. Alex Sink won’t run again in Florida district

    Southern Political Report | 16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

    Former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, who lost to Republican David Jolly in the special election in Florida’s 13th District last month, said she will not run again for the seat — a big blow to Democrats, who now have no obvious contender for the competitive St. Petersburg-area seat.




  140. New Hampshire, Florida, & Georgia

    Southern Political Report | 15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am MDT



  141. A Show of Contempt, at Home and Abroad

    SteynOnline | 18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    Happy Easter, Happy Passover. On this Good Friday, we mark the tenth anniversary of Mel's movie, and over the weekend we'll have something with a lighter touch. Caroline Glick, my old colleague from The Jerusalem Post, has a column using a very Steynian

  142. Choc and Awe

    SteynOnline | 18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    Heading back from Montreal late the other night, I pulled up in front of the guard on the US side of the Quebec/Vermont border. He asked the usual questions, and then said, "Are you bringing anything back from Canada?" "Oh, just some Easter eggs," I

  143. Chicken Supremes

    SteynOnline | 18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    On yesterday's pre-Easter edition of the Hugh Hewitt show, Hugh and I discussed the Democratic Party candidate of 2052, Hillary Rodham Clinton's foreign-policy "legacy", and free-speech rights for showbiz celebrities. I also commented on the Virginia Supreme Court's decision to side with Michael E Mann over the American media, and not require him to release his emails...

  144. The Passion Of The Christ

    SteynOnline | 17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    We're opening our weekend movie a little early this week, in time for Good Friday. On Saturday night we'll have another seasonal entertainment for you, but this Easter marks the tenth anniversary of the release of Mel Gibson's blockbuster so we thought

  145. Living the Lies

    SteynOnline | 17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    I was honored to be back behind the Golden EIB Microphone today, while Rush is undergoing surgery in California. Here's a sampling of what we chewed over in the course of three hours...

  146. The Clash of Sticks

    SteynOnline | 17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    Today, a decision is expected from the Virginia Supreme Court re "hockey stick" climate alarmist Michael E Mann's continued attempts to obstruct access to his data. A bunch of big media - NPR, The Washington Post et al - have filed briefs opposing Mann and the University of Virginia because they understand that a victory for him would be a massive defeat for freedom of information that would more or less gut the law in that state. Likewise, were he to prevail in the upcoming Mann vs Steyn trial of the century at the DC Superior Court, it would be the biggest setback for the First Amendment in the half-century since New York Times vs Sullivan...

  147. Don't Start Deleting Those Emails Just Yet, Mikey!

    SteynOnline | 17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    The Virginia Supreme Court favors Michael E Mann over the state's Freedom of Information Act

  148. The S&L ‘Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves

    Sweetness & Light | 17 Apr 2014 | 7:41 pm MDT

    Here is our weekend discussion thread, where comments on the general topics of the day are very welcome.

    But please remember to post and comment on specific news items in the ‘Reader Selected News’ thread below or via the ‘News Selected By Our Readers’ link found in the sidebar.

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  149. Reader Selected News For Week Apr 19 – Apr 25

    Sweetness & Light | 17 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm MDT

    This thread is for the busy bees of S&L to post news articles that might not warrant their own thread.

    Posting Guidelines

    To make the articles as readable as possible, please:

    Only post news from established news media outlets.
    Avoid editorials or opinion pieces unless they are truly newsworthy.
    Avoid items that most people most likely have seen elsewhere.
    Post articles that fit under the topic of a recent thread as a comment there. Always spell out the name of the source and post a link to it.
    And always post less than one quarter of the original article.

    Posts of articles that do not follow these guidelines may be edited or deleted.

    Thank you.

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  150. Trying To Be Perfect Could Be Ruining Your Health

    Sweetness & Light | 16 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am MDT

    From the UK’s Daily Mail:

    Trying to be perfect could be ruining your health

    It can trigger heart disease, IBS and insomnia – and some experts say it could even be as bad for you as smoking

    By Anna Magee | 14 April 2014

    Perfectionism – setting yourself high standards at home or work – is seen as laudable. But research suggests it has a dark flipside, causing not just psychological stress as perfectionists feels the weight of pressure to be perfect, but physical harm – irritable bowel disease (IBS), insomnia, heart disease and even early death.

    Experts such as Dr Danielle Molnar, a psychologist at Brock University, Canada, are suggesting perfectionism should be considered as a risk factor for disease in the same way as obesity and smoking.

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  151. India ‘Recognizes’ Third Sex: Eunuch/Transgender

    Sweetness & Light | 16 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am MDT

    From the UK’s Telegraph:

    India’s Supreme Court creates official third sex for eunuchs and transgenders

    After two thousand years of persecution, India’s two million eunuchs to be formally recognised as third sex and listed as ‘backward’ caste entitled to reserved government jobs and university places

    By Dean Nelson | 15 April 2014

    New Delhi – India’s Supreme Court has created an official third sex for its transgender eunuchs and announced they will have a quota of government jobs and college places to help them overcome discrimination…

    "We are elated and thankful to the court," said Kalki Subramanium, a leading transgender rights activist. "The decision has come after a century of suppression and marginalisation by the legal and social systems…

    India’s transgenders include those who feel they were born into the wrong sex, men born with deformed genitals and effeminate boys disowned by their families and sent to live in eunuch colonies.

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  152. WWU Wants Fewer White People On Their Campus

    Sweetness & Light | 16 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am MDT

    From Campus Reform:

    University calls the amount of white people on campus a ‘failure,’ asks for ideas on how to have fewer

    Kaitlyn Schallhorn | April 15, 2014

    A school-wide questionnaire at Western Washington University (WWU) asked the community “How do we make sure that in future years ‘we are not as white as we are today?’”

    Wouldn’t one solution be to do away with all-black colleges? Which should be illegal under our current laws, anyway.

    The question, released through the communications and marketing [sic] department’s daily newsletter Western Today, comes on the heels of admonishments given in multiple convocation addresses by WWU President Bruce Shepard for the university’s “failure” to be less white.

    “Every year, from this stage and at this time, you have heard me say that, if in decades ahead, we are as white as we are today, we will have failed as university,” Shepard said in the 2012 speech.

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  153. Philly Will No Longer Honor ICE Detainer Requests

    Sweetness & Light | 16 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am MDT

    From a joyous Philadelphia Inquirer:

    Mayor expected to sign order curtailing police-ICE collaboration

    BY JULIE SHAW | April 15, 2014

    Mayor Nutter [sic] is expected to sign an executive order tomorrow that will significantly limit collaboration between Philadelphia police and federal immigration authorities.

    The order is expected to preclude police from honoring detainer requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement except in cases where a person is convicted of a first- or second-degree felony involving violence, and only when ICE secures a warrant to support the detainer…

    ICE detainers or "holds" are requests by federal immigration authorities for police to hold a person who was detained for an alleged crime for up to an additional 48 hours. That would allow ICE to take the person – if suspected of being an undocumented immigrant or a noncitizen – into their custody for possible deportation.

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  154. Mayor De Blasio Ends NYC’s Monitoring Of Muslims

    Sweetness & Light | 16 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am MDT

    From the Associated Press:

    New York police end Muslim surveillance program

    By JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS | April 15, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.

    How wonderful that this joyous news has come out on the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings! Which might have been prevented with more aggressive monitoring of the Boston ‘Muslim community.’

    NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the department’s Intelligence Division.

    Now that the NYPD no longer ‘stop and frisk,’ and no longer arrest anyone for drugs or loitering, you have to wonder why they need so many cops?

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  155. Bill Clinton sent friendly handwritten note to chairman of mosque that al-Awlaki led, al-Qaeda operatives worked for, 9/11 hijackers worshipped at

    The Daily Caller | 19 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am MDT

    Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque was visited by the FBI after 9/11

  156. TOTALLY WORTH IT: High school senior suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    The Daily Caller | 19 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am MDT

    Sometimes a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do

  157. Michelle Obama wreaks havoc across Topeka with last-minute decision to speak at graduation

    The Daily Caller | 19 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am MDT

    'This is my son's day'

  158. White House asks American parents to monitor their children for signs of terrorism

    The Daily Caller | 19 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am MDT

    'Parents might see sudden personality changes in their children at home'

  159. Obamacare’s Core Flaw?

    The Daily Caller | 19 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am MDT

    Risk-filled sump, update: If everyone knew the risk pool on the Obamacare exchanges would be sicker-than-normal — as the last sentence of this NYT piece suggests — then why throw the hapless unsubsidized people (e.g. singles making $46,000) into that pool, where their policies will inevitably be more expensive, with more restrictions, than if they […]

  160. Rapist’s painting hung in the White House

    The Daily Caller | 18 Apr 2014 | 10:13 pm MDT

    Obama portraitist told a story about forcing a woman to perform sex acts

  161. White House classifies phone numbers, street addresses of website visitors as ‘public information’

    The Daily Caller | 18 Apr 2014 | 7:16 pm MDT

    New policy clarifies White House online privacy policy

  162. Cherokee Princess Fauxcohantas

    The Other McCain | 19 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am MDT

    In her new book, Elizabeth Warren blames the controversy over her fake Cherokee ancestry on “some blogger,” and since William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection was particularly merciless in exposing her lies, he’s giving credit where credit is due: In fact, Warren has no one to blame but herself for her false claim to be Cherokee. Read […]


  163. Hollywood Pedophilia Scandal: Did Democrats Know About Gay Donors?

    The Other McCain | 18 Apr 2014 | 9:12 pm MDT

    After Thursday’s report about director Bryan Singer, I got an e-mail tip from a reader that led to this American Spectator article: Allegations that a film director raped a teenage boy could impact fundraising for Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, whose close ties to Hollywood’s gay community are potentially implicated in the scandal. Bryan Singer, the […]


  164. Self-Awareness, @AmandaMarcotte? Irony? Some Logical Coherence, Perhaps?

    The Other McCain | 18 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm MDT

    Amanda Marcotte is one of the most wicked people in America today. Her bloodthirsty enthusiasm for abortion is such that she does not hesitate to imagine aborting her own hypothetical offspring: “I don’t want a baby. . . . Nothing will make me want a baby. . . . This is why, if my birth […]


  165. Arianna Huffington’s Lesbian Daughter Recovers From Cocaine Habit

    The Other McCain | 17 Apr 2014 | 11:27 pm MDT

    A couple years ago, Christina Huffington was hospitalized with respiratory problems after she went on a cocaine binge at Yale. She’d been addicted to coke since she was 16. She was also bulimic. Now everything is OK, because she’s 24 years old and has a job as an editor at — you’ll never guess — […]


  166. British Jury Acquits Lesbian, 40, Who Had Drunk Sex With Girl, 15

    The Other McCain | 17 Apr 2014 | 9:43 pm MDT

    The legal age of consent in England is 16, and if you tell a jury you didn’t know your partner’s age, you may go scot-free: A female radio DJ who had sex with a 15-year-old girl after plying her with vodka has walked free from court because she did not know the teenager’s real age. […]


  167. Police: Alabama Mom Killed Her Son’s Gay Boyfriend; Not Hate Crime

    The Other McCain | 17 Apr 2014 | 4:15 pm MDT

    She reportedly believed the boyfriend was abusive: An Alabama woman faces murder charges in the alleged shooting of her son’s boyfriend. Anita T. Hill, 51, has reportedly bonded out of the Tuscaloosa County Jail after being charged with the murder of 36-year-old Jamie R. Johnson, according to local news outlet WBRC. Investigators say Hill’s son, 30, and Johnson were involved in […]


  168. Shocking: Brandeis Feminist Faculty Led Petition Against Aayan Hirsi Ali

    The Other McCain | 17 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm MDT

    The wretched cowardice of Brandeis University in rescinding an honorary degree for human rights activist Aayan Hirsi Ali surprised a lot of people. A victim of female genital mutilation (FGM), Ali was the target of terroristic threats in the Netherlands for speaking out against Islamic oppression of women. The question was asked, “Where’s the feminist […]


  169. President Clinton warned: ‘The right wing has seized upon the internet’

    Twitchy » US Politics | 18 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm MDT

    In the mid-’90s, President Bill Clinton received a report about the Internet, or as the report puts it, the “Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce.” In particular, the report warns of the growing influence of the GOP online: The internet has become one of the major and most dynamic modes of communication. The internet can link people, groups and […]

  170. PETA shames first lady for use of real eggs in White House Easter egg roll [video]

    Twitchy » US Politics | 18 Apr 2014 | 5:07 pm MDT

    "You're better than this."

  171. ‘Bought the president’: Does lib billionaire Tom Steyer hold all the Keystone cards?

    Twitchy » US Politics | 18 Apr 2014 | 4:07 pm MDT

    Talk about going green.

  172. ‘Brilliant idea!’ Would Obama submit to tough interview in return for $250k DNC donation?

    Twitchy » US Politics | 18 Apr 2014 | 3:22 pm MDT

    "Between Two Ferns" wasn't hard-hitting enough?

  173. ‘He raised $1B for campaign’: Dems seeking $100 million in taxpayer funds for Obama library sparks disgust

    Twitchy » US Politics | 18 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm MDT

    Priorities, Chicago politics-style

  174. ‘This is embarrassing’: Chelsea’s pregnancy fuels Politico’s ‘shameless’ Hillary crush

    Twitchy » US Politics | 18 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm MDT

    Oy. Vey.

  175. ‘Typo or Freudian fantasy?’ Vox headline about ‘Chelsea Clinton’s presidency’ mock-splained

    Twitchy » US Politics | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am MDT

    "Voxsplain" overload!

  176. My Friend Billy

    Watts Up With That? | 18 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm MDT

    (Note – I saved this for the weekend, when people who might read this would likely be more relaxed. This is not the usual fare for WUWT, but it is something that is revealing, enlightening, entertaining, and educational, while at … Continue reading

  177. Telling ‘Noble Cause Lies’ About Climate Change Will Backfire

    Watts Up With That? | 18 Apr 2014 | 4:31 pm MDT

    Guest essay by Tom Harris, International Climate Science Coalition Over the past twenty years, we’ve been subjected to a barrage of catastrophic climate change forecasts and prophecies that would put Moses to shame. Coastal communities will be submerged due to … Continue reading

  178. Holdren Is Wrong – Cold Winters Are Not Getting More Common

    Watts Up With That? | 18 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am MDT

    By Paul Homewood As WUWT points out, John Holdren is one of many who have tried to link the cold winter in the USA this year to global warming. In his White House video in January, he had this to … Continue reading

  179. Friday Funny – climate ‘cliff notes’

    Watts Up With That? | 18 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am MDT

    Josh writes: As many know I have a bit of a ‘glass half full’ opinion on the state of climate science and with the recent IPCC offerings along with activist mutterings of ‘we are all heading for a cliff type’ … Continue reading

  180. The 2014/15 El Niño – Part 4 – Early Evolution – Comparison with Other Satellite-Era El Niños

    Watts Up With That? | 18 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am MDT

    In the preceding post, we looked at the evolution of the weekly sea surface temperature anomalies in two regions of the equatorial Pacific (NINO3.4 and NINO1+2), comparing the data so far in 2014 to those of the strong 1982/83 and … Continue reading

  181. Al Gore dupes 9000 people in Hawaii, insults the rest

    Watts Up With That? | 18 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am MDT

    The story below is from from Honolulu Civil Beat, who covered a political rally on April 15th by Gore to 9000 people in Honolulu’s Stan Sheriff Center. It is a 12,500 seat sports auditorium where his voice was amplified by, … Continue reading

  182. When Greenland was green in warmer times

    Watts Up With That? | 17 Apr 2014 | 6:18 pm MDT

    From the University of Vermont Science: There’s something ancient in the icebox Researchers find 3-million-year-old landscape beneath Greenland Ice Sheet Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything—vegetation, … Continue reading

  183. Chicago Math: Three is Only Two

    Wizbang | 18 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm MDT

    -By Warner Todd Huston On WLS AM 89 radio in Chicago political reporter Bill Cameron featured an interview with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel that shows just why math is soooooo darn hard for politicians. The interview was about Rahm trying to get hundreds of millions of our tax dollars to be set aside and wasted–er, […]


  184. Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest&trade

    Wizbang | 18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am MDT

    It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Sorry about the lack of a contest last weekend, it was an unfortunate oversight. Back on track for this weekend. Enter your best caption for the following picture: Winners will be announced Monday morning.


  185. Eating Their Own: Union Wants to Unionize Extremist, Left-Wing Media Matters, Website Owners Furious

    Wizbang | 17 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm MDT

    Started in 2004, the left-wing propaganda website Media Matters for America has been spreading lies about Republicans and conservatives for a decade, now. Naturally the site has always claimed the center-right coalition is “anti-worker” for opposing unions, but this organization itself has never been unionized. Now the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) is agitating to […]


  186. POLICE STATE: Feds Still Buying Tons of Ammunition

    Wizbang | 16 Apr 2014 | 12:13 pm MDT

    “Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.”–John Basil Barnhill, 1914 If liberals want to get rid of guns in society, apparently the first place they should start is the federal government. For some unexplainable reason, nearly every federal agency has its own armed, para-military […]


  187. Pistol Turned to ‘Submachine Gun’ By Clueless Media

    Wizbang | 15 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am MDT

    Once again we get proof of how mindless and clueless the media is, how they don’t fact check, but just mindlessly pass on each other’s bad work ad infinitum. This time it happened with a story about a criminal who used a .22 caliber pistol in a crime but one clueless reporter turned it into […]


  188. Church Wastes $22K On Metal ‘Homeless Jesus’ Statue Instead of Homeless

    Wizbang | 14 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am MDT

    According to the Bible Jesus was always very concerned with the homeless, the destitute, the poor, the least cared for, wasn’t he? So, shouldn’t his churches echo that worry? OK, so let’s take that as a given as we discuss the actions of an Episcopal Church in North Carolina that wasted $22,000 on a metal […]


  189. KMOX CBS Manufactures Journalism to Create ‘Outrage’ Over Confederate Flag

    Wizbang | 13 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm MDT

    The Confederate flag has a very long and controversial history, to be sure. But a recent CBS report on a flag dustup in a school in Missouri shows just how slipshod journalism is today. So, as the story goes, some kids at a Kansas City suburban high school have been playing with the Confederate battle […]




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