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Buchanan: Outside Agitators
Post Date: 2013-06-07 16:57:51 by Brian S
6/7/2013 08:19 AM A Cairo court has convicted 43 men and women of using foreign funds to foment unrest inside Egypt in connection with the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak. Sixteen of those convicted were Americans. All but one, Robert Becker of the National Democratic Institute, had already departed. Becker fled this week rather than serve two years in an Egyptian prison. And U.S. interventionists are in an uproar. Appalling and offensive, said Sen. Pat Leahy of the verdicts. The 2011 revolution was supposed to end the repressive climate under Mubarak, said The Wall Street Journal of our ally of 30 years whom Hillary Clinton called a family friend. This ...
“The Jeffersons” explains why you shouldn’t vote for someone just because they’re black
Post Date: 2013-06-04 20:46:37 by A K A Stone
This season one episode of The Jeffersons is called Like Father Like Son. As is always the case with early seasons of this excellent show, the entire episode is worth watching. But the part I most want to draw your attention to runs from 13:08 to 16:28
The Kind of Country I Want To Live In
Post Date: 2013-06-03 08:31:26 by A K A Stone
I want to live in a just nation. A nation that knows right from wrong. We used to by in large have that kind of country. What happened? We knew right from wrong. Today so many don't or just do wrong. We are not the same people as our forefathers. We are more selfish. Our nation has become so sick that there are people who think killing their child is a virtue. We have people who wont work because they think someone else should provide for them. Where did these people learn this? My grandfather prided himself in the fact that he never had a government handout. Food stamps and free government money is now seen as a right by the degenerates of our society. There is nothing wrong with ...
Post Date: 2013-06-01 10:42:01 by A K A Stone
DIVORCE AGREEMENT-- WRITTEN BY YOUNG COLLEGE STUDENT The person who wrote this is a college (law) student. Perhaps there is hope for us after all. DIVORCE AGREEMENT THIS IS SO INCREDIBLY WELL PUT AND I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE IT'S BY A YOUNG PERSON, A STUDENT!!! WHATEVER HE RUNS FOR, I'LL VOTE FOR HIM. Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al: We have stuck together since the late 1950's for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has ...
Ted Nugent: My Dear Misinformed Brother
Post Date: 2013-05-20 06:42:02 by A K A Stone
Editor's Note: Conservative rocker Ted Nugent's brother penned an op-ed on Saturday in support of universal background checks for all gun purchases. Here is Ted's response: Ted Nugent's Perspective: Freedom of expression is so beautifully American. Making that our very First Amendment is surely all the proof one needs to know our founding fathers were revolutionary visionaries. In this day and age of terminal apathy and soulless discontent, I adore anyone who is an activist and stands up for what he or she believes. That is exactly how our founders designed this experiment in self government. My loving brother Jeffery is becoming one of those activists, and I salute the ...
Is Benghazi Becoming a Watergate, or Iran-Contra, or Both?
Post Date: 2013-05-06 23:55:24 by A K A Stone
Benghazi cannot be dismissed with long ago or what difference does it make exasperation, given it may have the cover-up and civil-liberties aspects of Watergate and the weapon-transfers and foreign-policy implications of Iran-Contra. 1. Can a State Department be credible that on its own accord seeks to alter intelligence synopses, and deny facts to maintain a pre-election narrative? For all the criticism of the State Department under most Republican presidents, at least the tension between State and the administration kept State honest and independent. But Benghazi shows that State has now almost descended into an arm of the 2012 reelection effort, in the manner of ...
Did the brothers Tsarnaev fail?
Post Date: 2013-04-22 21:01:14 by A K A Stone
Whatever they thought they could ultimately achieve, theyve already failed, says President Obama of the Boston Marathon bombers. They failed because the people of Boston refused to be intimidated. They failed because as Americans we refuse to be terrorized. Bostonians did react splendidly. From first responders to folks who gave blood, from hospital staffs to the FBI, ATF and state troopers, from the Boston and Watertown cops to the hostage rescue team that talked Dzhokhar Tsarnaev out of that boat. But did the Brothers Tsarnaev really fail as terrorists? On Sundays talk shows, a sub-theme was that this had been the most successful ...
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the “Right Balance” for the Bill of Rights
Post Date: 2013-04-21 22:14:41 by A K A Stone
Liberals fell in love with Elizabeth Warren after she said the rich must be taxed, so they elected her to the Senate in 2012. However, the new Massachusetts senator seems to have a problem understanding the Bill of Rights, not unlike many of her colleagues. On Sunday, Warren said federal prosecutors need to find the right balance in deciding whether to read Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights in other words if he will be allowed to exercise, as an American citizen, the Fifth Amendment and be granted due process. Ms. Warren is apparently confused about the Fifth Amendment. It states that no American shall be ...
USS Cole commander: Rand Paul is ‘new form of Republican leadership’ on defense
Post Date: 2013-04-10 23:27:03 by A K A Stone
Kirk Lippold has seen national defense first hand 12 and a half years ago, he was the commander of the USS Cole when she was attacked by al-Qaida. Looking at national security today, he says, Republican Sen. Rand Pauls approach is the more realistic way to move forward, and the Sen. John McCains of the world are being left behind. Lippolds book, Frontburner: Al Qaedas Attack on the USS Cole, comes out in paperback Thursday, and focuses on Oct. 12, 2000 the day the USS Cole was attacked and how the crew dealt with it in the moment and the immediate aftermath. Looking back on it now, he said, its very apparent ...
ASIA FOR ASIANS, AFRICA FOR AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!
Post Date: 2013-04-08 21:53:04 by A K A Stone
ASIA FOR ASIANS, AFRICA FOR AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY! Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY White country and ONLY into White countries. The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them. Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY White country and ONLY White countries to "assimilate," i.e., intermarry, with all those non-Whites. What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE ...
Your Ticket To Success in This New World (It's Not What You Think)
Post Date: 2013-03-26 00:10:33 by A K A Stone
Learning isnt for the faint of heart. I dont mean the traditional sit-in-a-classroom-and-take-notes kind of learning. Im talking about the kind of learning where youre exploring the edges of your own known universe: where youre not sure what comes next and you just barely understand what youve already heard. The kind of learning that gets you out of your comfort zone and builds new synapses. The kind of learning that actually grows you. This kind of learning is challenging but its also foundational to your success. This is the age of the auto-didact: those who arent self-initiating learners are going to be left far behind. Just read ...
Jew-Free Buses, Why The Fuss? [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2013-03-21 07:29:01 by CZ82
Jew-Free Buses, Why The Fuss? By Audrey Russo / 19 March 2013 / 10 Comments Hatred is the madness of the heart. ~Lord Byron Few of us in the US comprehend the perilous milieu that the tiny State of Israel must endure each day
since its rebirth in 1948. Surrounded on all sides by less than cordial neighbors, many who strive to push the inhabitants of the Jewish State into the sea. The numerous terrorist groups that have sprung up since 1948, have all but tag-teamed in a interminable string of terror attacks upon Jewish civilians in an apparent show of love for their neighbors. Recently, the Israeli government, via the Transportation Ministry, began ...
New leader of the GOP: Rand Paul
Post Date: 2013-03-08 22:43:43 by A K A Stone
(CNN) -- A few weeks ago, Time Magazine ran its now-famous cover: "The Republican Savior: How Marco Rubio became the new voice of the GOP." Only time will tell if the junior senator from Florida lives up to that billing, and it's entirely possible that Time will be proven wrong in the coming months and years. But there's one cover that the magazine could run now and be entirely confident in: "The Republican Messenger: How Rand Paul became the real voice of the GOP." Mo Elleithee Mo Elleithee That's right. At least for the time being, tea party darling Sen. Rand Paul is the effective leader of the Republican Party. And that's a pretty big deal. The ...
Rand Paul Shifts Political Orbit
Post Date: 2013-03-08 07:04:56 by A K A Stone
The political world changed its orbit Wednesday as Rand Paul seized the spotlight in his March 6 filibuster. Rand Paul -- not this author's favorite before -- is probably now the 2016 front-runner for president. But the difference results from fundamental changes in substance. How can one day be that big of a deal? Because Rand Paul demonstrated a reproducible, winning formula. It was as if Ronald Reagan were granted just one day to come back to Earth to remind the Party of Lincoln of "how it's done." Rand demonstrated a repeatable formula that all Republicans can copy. It is the template that is significant. But was March 6 "Republicans' Last Stand" or ...
Lipsher: What would Jesus tip?
Post Date: 2013-03-05 13:07:33 by Ferret Mike
By now, we're all well aware of the woeful tale of the Applebee's waitress in Missouri who publicized getting stiffed on a tip from a church pastor last month and subsequently was fired. Objecting to an 18 percent tip automatically included on her restaurant bill, Pastor Alois Bell crossed it out and wrote: "I give God 10 percent why do you get 18?" Waitress Chelsea Welch posted a photo of the bill on the social media site Reddit, and the story went viral, prompting the restaurant to fire her for the unseemly disclosure. These types of "stiffers for Christ," unfortunately, are not all that rare. "The idea that Christians are poor tippers apparently has ...
Why I Am No Longer A Republican
Post Date: 2013-03-04 13:41:18 by Ferret Mike
When I began writing this I was overwhelmed with the desire to hit something
or vomit. Over the coming weeks that desire has lessened to a slow simmer of absolute disgust and dismay at what has become of the party that I used to love and support. I was once a Republican living in a red state. Today Im a registered Democrat living in a blue state. This is my story and why I left the Republican Party. It all started in 2007. I was a 27 year-old divorced woman with no children. I was a survivor of severe domestic abuse. I was single with no money, no home and no plan other than to try and be something more than what I was. I had a car, my clothes and hope. After moving to a new ...
ASK FRED MERTZ [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2013-02-27 23:44:19 by A K A Stone
Fred has been around the block a few times. He has lots of wisdom and would love to answer any questions you have about life. So go ahead and ask away.
The Neocon/Liberal Empire
Post Date: 2013-02-24 21:41:14 by hondo68
The difference between neocons and liberals is one of emphasis. Both groups believe in all the same things. Big government at home, more and more intrusive all the time, open borders (neocons like illegal aliens for their cheap labor, liberals like them because they help expand the welfare state), and empire abroad, with our money and troops being used to remake a reluctant world over into their vision of the future. American voters are asked to choose between the basically identical programs of the Democrats, dominated by liberals, and the Republicans, dominated by neocons. Now, the rhetoric differs somewhat. Democrats like to talk about peace and freedom, while Republicans talk ...
19th Century Pro-Life Laws on Abortion Probably Allowed Your Birth
Post Date: 2013-02-18 19:26:06 by Ferret Mike
Abortion was common in America in the middle of the nineteenth century. James Mohr devoted a complete chapter in his 1978 book, Abortion in America, to The Great Upsurge of Abortion 1840-1880, estimating that at least 20 percent of pregnancies were ending in induced abortion at the time. Mohrs evidence that abortion was frequent came largely from articles and books written by physicians. One, The Great Crime of the Nineteenth Century,by Edmund Hale, claimed two-thirds of pregnancies ended in induced abortions. A Boston physician, Horatio Robinson Storer, M.D. (1830-1922), (picture left) was particularly concerned about the high rate of abortion occurring primarily for ...
The Paradigm Shift Dilemma
Post Date: 2013-02-18 10:21:17 by We The People
The Paradigm Shift Dilemma Nelson Hultberg Paradigms are mega-systems of thought that explain certain realms of reality so as to shift mankind toward new visions. For example, mercantilism, Lockean limited government, species evolution, Pasteurian medicine, quantum physics, Keynesian economics, and welfare-state politics are paradigms that developed in their respective fields over the past several centuries. History is a continual process of shifting toward new paradigms in which the established thought of society is dramatically altered. Paradigm shifts can be either positive or negative. When positive, these shifts are the manifestations of truth's discovery and a better way of ...
Time for the Unthinkable
Post Date: 2013-02-18 10:14:08 by We The People
In the aftermath of the sickening travesty that Obama's reelection represents, pundits on the right are building up their strategic juices to project how conservatives and libertarians can "take over the Republican Party" and begin taking the country back. My answer to them is: It will never happen! Oh, we can take the country back, all right, but not through control of the GOP. The ideological sycophants that comprise the GOP couldn't take back a sack of sunflowers from spinsters in a rest home. Far too many pundits on the right have ceased to think. Irrationality saturates their minds regarding how to confront the political leprosy that Obama represents. This is ...
Why Do Societies Give Up?
Post Date: 2013-02-14 07:09:37 by A K A Stone
Why do once-successful societies ossify and decline? Hundreds of reasons have been adduced for the fall of Rome and the end of the Old Regime in 18th-century France. Reasons run from inflation and excessive spending to resource depletion and enemy invasion, as historians attempt to understand the sudden collapse of the Mycenaeans, the Aztecs and, apparently, the modern Greeks. In literature from Catullus to Edward Gibbon, wealth and leisure -- and who gets the most of both -- more often than poverty and exhaustion implode civilization. One recurring theme seems consistent in Athenian literature on the eve of the city's takeover by Macedon: social squabbling over slicing up a shrinking ...
Calvin Coolidge: The ‘Scrooge’ Who Begat Plenty
Post Date: 2013-02-12 09:57:17 by A K A Stone
Civility to ones opponents, certainty, restraint, federalism, economy, thrift, and respect for faith: these and other Coolidge ideals are needed today. Debt takes its toll. To no one had this ever seemed clearer than to a 61-year-old farmer named Oliver Coolidge, who languished in Woodstock Common Jail in Windsor County, Vermont, in the spring of 1849. Oliver was behind bars because he owed a neighbor, Frederick Wheeler, $24.23. He had not honored a contract because he lacked the money to honor it. Now his debt had climbed to $29.48 because the justice of the peace had ruled that he had to carry the costs of the creditor, $5, and a fine of 25 cents for the serving of papers. ...
The most honest three and a half minutes of television, EVER...
Post Date: 2013-02-09 15:01:31 by Ferret Mike
Poster Comment:America indeed is not the greatest country in the world anymore.
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