Read everything HERE. Do read the rest of this blog, because when the islamics are out to kill you, you need information on how to stop them.
The federal government today gave the go-ahead to drone technology for the purpose of flying over American skies to aid law enforcement. Krauthammer responds by going hard-left and arguing that drones are for purposes of war, not to be used on the domestic population. He says the founders had real problems with the military being used on the American population and that this essentially would violate that principle.
He goes as far to say that the “first guy who uses a Second Amendment weapon to bring a drone down that’s been hovering over his house is gonna be a folk hero in this country.”
Go and see the video HERE.
Okay, how many of you still do this? Or even know what this is about?
Fired Higher Ed Writer: Outcry Is Proof That ‘There Is No Legitimacy’ in Race Studies…
The higher education writer fired this week for criticizing the dissertations of black studies students defended her writing Wednesday and said the resulting outcry is proof that “there is no legitimacy” in race studies.
Naomi Schaefer Riley, a now-former blogger at the Chronicle of Higher Education, said during an appearance on Fox News that her original post was to question the dissertations of several black studies students profiled by the publication last month.
The dissertations, she said, “seemed to me less than academically rigorous. Mostly they were partisan in the sense that they blamed anything that was wrong with the black community on white and institutional racism.“ Others were focused on ”perfectly irrelevant and obscure topics” like a history of black midwifery.
While reader outrage — and cries of racism — were swift, the Chronicle stood by Riley and said her post was an invitation for debate, even having her pen a follow-up. The Chronicle‘s support didn’t last long, however; Riley was fired several days later.
“It seemed like they caved to public pressure, these people who were calling me names and saying horrible things about me,” said Riley, a former Wall Street Journal editor. “I guess the Chronicle just couldn’t take the pressure.
“Racism in this case is employed as a charge for anybody who disagrees with the liberal orthodoxy on the issue of race,” Riley said. “Race studies and black studies on college campuses have become a political cause. They’re not an academic discourse where you get to ask questions, they’re a cause where we already know the answers, and the answer is always if you criticize us you’re a racist.”
Read more HERE.
A new project called the Grand Old Party has created a line of sex toys whose physical features are determined by the approval ratings of the GOP presidential candidates. (ah, NSFW)
A Lakers vs. Thunder preview, Avengers-style. Myself I want to see the Oklahoma City team WIN!!!!
A Seattle neighborhood has restricted sales of high-alcohol-content beers in order to keep morning drunks off the streets.
Suicide bombers soon may be riddled with surgically implanted explosives.
I just post this because I like that damn car!
The queen was going to divorce the king back in 2000. Dammit, she should have! Think of the money saved by the USA without her, and hopefully her dumbass hubby.
First lady Michelle Obama warned her husband not to challenge former Black Panther and four-term Rep. Bobby Rush in 2000, threatening divorce when Barack Obama got walloped in his first bid for national office, a new biography of the president claims.
“Michelle actually had divorce papers drawn up,” author Edward Klein wrote, quoting one of Mrs. Obama’s friends.
In the unauthorized “The Amateur,” Klein also said that Obama was talking divorce after the loss. “This was a calamitous turn of events, and during the dark days that followed his defeat, he turned to Michelle for comfort. But she was in no mood to offer him sympathy. After all, he had refused to listen to her warnings about taking on the formidable Bobby Rush. He had put his family in a precarious financial position. And he had dashed Michelle’s hopes of creating a stable and secure future. As a result, their marriage was on the rocks, and Obama confided to friends that he and Michelle were talking about divorce.”
Leaks from the book by Klein made headlines over the weekend, especially a claim that former President Clinton considered Obama an amateur. Obama supporters have criticized the book, which is based on 200 interviews.
The campaigner-in-chief being yet again a hyprocrite!
(ABC News) — On the same day his campaign launched an attack on Mitt Romney‘s record in private equity, President Obama is attending a big-dollar fundraiser at the Manhattan home of one of the industry’s top figures.
Hamilton “Tony” James — the president of the Blackstone Group, the nation’s largest private equity firm — is hosting a $35,800-a-head dinner for Obama, with 60 Democratic allies expected to attend, according to a campaign official. Many in attendance are expected to have ties to the private equity sector.
James donated $35,800 — the legal maximum to Obama’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee — in November 2011, according to Federal Election Commission filings. He was also a guest of the Obamas’ at the most recent White House state dinner in honor of British Prime Minister David Cameron, joining more than three dozen of Obama’s campaign bundlers who also attended.
The Obama campaign has been critical of other Blackstone executives — those who have donated to Mitt Romney’s campaign — accusing them of “betting against America” and doing “less-than-reputable” deals that resulted in outsourcing and layoffs. It has not singled out James for criticism, though the company profited from many of those practices under his leadership.
SOUTH CHINA STANDOFF
GROWING TENSIONS BETWEEN BEIJING, MANILA OVER DISPUTED FISHING WATERS COULD LEAD TO CONFLICT
Tensions between China and the Philippines remain high and U.S. officials say the likelihood Beijing will take some type of military action is growing.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration has taken a hands-off approach to the dispute over a 10-mile square South China Sea lagoon called Scarborough Shoal and is not vocally supporting Manila in its dispute over fishing rights.
One worrying sign was China’s dispatch this week of five warships, including a 20,000-ton amphibious landing ship to waters between Taiwan and the Philippines.
A U.S. official said, “Sending warships to the Scarborough Shoal area in the South China Sea is an unusual move for China, but official statements suggest Beijing still prefers a diplomatic solution to the standoff.”
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland repeated the administration’s previous position that it favors diplomatic efforts to resolve the dispute and opposes the use of force.
However, a U.S. defense official said the Hawaii-based Pacific Command was ordered not to send U.S. Navy warships to the region to support the Philippines, whose naval forces are said to be very limited.
The United States signed a 1951 defense treaty with Manila called the Mutual Defense Treaty.
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton criticized the administration for not taking a forceful position in support of the Philippines.
“China’s assertive, near-belligerent, territorial claims in the South and East China Seas require a resolute response from the United States,” Bolton told the Free Beacon.
“Unfortunately, the Obama administration is not doing nearly enough to make clear to China that its behavior is unacceptable.”
You better have some home protection!
C. Steven Tucker told a group of about 50 people Saturday that to sell The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act to the American people, President Barack Obama lied.
Mr. Tucker, an independent licensed insurance broker and health insurance contributor to The Wall Street Journal and Fox News, described what he called “lies” the president told “to sell this to the American people” at “The Truth About ObamaCare” seminar sponsored by Quad City TEA at East Moline Christian School.
One “lie,” Mr. Tucker said, was the number of uninsured people in the country. He said the president started at 35 million and “kept climbing” to 40 million, then 45 million and so on.
Citing the U.S. Census Bureau, Mr. Tucker said of the 47 million people who are uninsured, half are uninsured for only four months. He said the other half can afford to buy health insurance but choose not to and many are in the U.S. illegally, making “the real number” of people who are “chronically uninsured” actually 8 to 10 million.
Eric Metasxas for Breakpoint
Tolerance used to be defined as a willingness to put up with the beliefs or practices of those with whom we disagree. Today, tolerance means we must accept the beliefs and practices of others as correct — or risk being called a bigot. It’s interesting that this redefinition of tolerance almost always involves debates over homosexuality — and it always seems to be people on just one side of the debate calling those with whom they disagree “intolerant.”
I mean, when was the last time you heard a Christian accusing a gay-rights activist of intolerance because he refused to acknowledge that biblical teachings about homosexuality are correct?
And now we’re seeing the same kind of redefinition going on regarding the word bullying. If you so much as whisper that you believe that true marriage can take place only between one man and one woman, you’re accused of bullying.
You and I need to be aware of changes in word definitions that are used as weapons against Christians. But we need to do a couple of other things, as well.
The American economy is experiencing a crisis in long-term unemployment that has enormous human and economic costs.
In 2007, before the Great Recession, people who were looking for work for more than six months — the definition of long-term unemployment — accounted for just 0.8 percent of the labor force. The recession has radically changed this picture. In 2010, the long-term unemployed accounted for 4.2 percent of the work force. That figure would be 50 percent higher if we added the people who gave up looking for work.
Long-term unemployment is experienced disproportionately by the young, the old, the less educated, and African-American and Latino workers.
While older workers are less likely to be laid off than younger workers, they are about half as likely to be rehired. One result is that older workers have seen the largest proportionate increase in unemployment in this downturn. The number of unemployed people between ages 50 and 65 has more than doubled.
The prospects for the re-employment of older workers deteriorate sharply the longer they are unemployed. A worker between ages 50 and 61 who has been unemployed for 17 months has only about a 9 percent chance of finding a new job in the next three months. A worker who is 62 or older and in the same situation has only about a 6 percent chance. As unemployment increases in duration, these slim chances drop steadily.
The result is nothing short of a national emergency. Millions of workers have been disconnected from the work force, and possibly even from society. If they are not reconnected, the costs to them and to society will be grim.
(CBS News) — One in four registered voters say they are less likely to vote for President Obama in November because he expressed support same-sex marriage, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll.
While 25 percent say the president’s support for same-sex marriage makes them less likely to support his reelection, 16 percent say his position makes them more likely to support him. Fifty-eight percent say the announcement will not affect how they vote.
Republicans were most likely to say the announcement made them less likely to support the president, with 43 percent making that assertion. Even before he came out in support of same-sex marriage, Mr. Obama had little support from Republican voters. In the new survey, conducted from May 11-13, only five percent of Republicans said they would vote for the president in November.
More worrisome for the president is the percentage of Democrats and independents who say the decision will sway their views. And that figure, while smaller, is not insignificant.
Which for the MSM? Damn close to 100% of the time!
(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama pointed a finger at the news media today when he gave the commencement address at all-female Barnard College in New York City, attributing some of the blame for what he described as a lack of faith in American institutions on news reports that focus on “sensationalism” and “scandal” and carry “a message that change isn’t possible.”
In a survey conducted last September, Gallup discovered that 47 percent of Americans believe the media is “too liberal” while only 13 percent believe it is “too conservative.” Thirty-six percent said they believed the media was “just about right.”
“And while opportunities for women have grown exponentially over the last 30 years, as young people, in many ways you have it even tougher than we did,” Obama said.
“This recession has been more brutal, the job losses steeper,” he said. “Politics seems nastier. Congress more gridlocked than ever. Some folks in the financial world have not exactly been model corporate citizens.
“No wonder that faith in our institutions has never been lower, particularly when good news doesn’t get the same kind of ratings as bad news anymore,” Obama said. “Every day you receive a steady stream of sensationalism and scandal and stories with a message that suggest change isn’t possible; that you can’t make a difference; that you won’t be able to close that gap between life as it is and life as you want it to be.
“My job today is to tell you don’t believe it,” said Obama. “Because as tough as things have been, I am convinced you are tougher. I’ve seen your passion and I’ve seen your service. I’ve seen you engage and I’ve seen you turn out in record numbers. I’ve heard your voices amplified by creativity and a digital fluency that those of us in older generations can barely comprehend. I’ve seen a generation eager, impatient even, to step into the rushing waters of history and change its course.