Opinions: Dr. Carson’s Remedy for Obamacare
Dr. Carson’s Remedy for Obamacare
Stone A. Washington – 5/6/2013
“I think particularly about ancient Rome. Very powerful. Nobody could even challenge them militarily, but what happened to them? They destroyed themselves from within. Moral decay, fiscal irresponsibility. They destroyed themselves. If you don’t think that can happen to America, you get out your books and you start reading, but you know, we can fix it.”
Blacks’ obsession with sports, Hollywood and acceptance
Ellis Washington, J.D. – 5/6/2013
“Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes.”
Redlines and the Problems of Intervention in Syria
George Friedman – 5/5/2013
The civil war in Syria, one of the few lasting legacies of the Arab Spring, has been under way for more than two years. There has been substantial outside intervention in the war. The Iranians in particular, and the Russians to a lesser extent, have supported the Alawites under Bashar al Assad. The Saudis and some of the Gulf States have supported the Sunni insurgents in various ways. The Americans, Europeans and Israelis, however, have for the most part avoided involvement.
The Economy: Not Random or By Accident
John Gregory – 5/3/2013
What happens when a person gets distracted? “What they were working on or thinking about doesn’t get the attention it needs,” said Joel Severyn, whose business specializes in double glazing in Manchester. And that is what finger-pointing is all about. “If a problem isn’t going away, let’s just blame somebody, until they fix it, even if their part in it is small,” says small business owner Randy Carlson, an NYC electrician. Where does it end? Find the source.Bear with me as I attempt to provide focus on the issues. Some of the limited natural resources of this planet are being thrown into space; into a program 60 years in the making; and there above the clouds the results float, at a place not a miniscule of the distance needed to get anywhere; and to do what, exploit another planet? Based on technology, how large a space vehicle will it take and how long will it take to get the vehicle anywhere and back, to bring back only 20 tons of a material found on another planet? And how long will 20 tons last?
Slash Top Federal Salaries
Joel S. Hirschhorn – 5/3/2013
Are you ready for another insane aspect of American society? Read this and get angry. People on the right want smaller government. People on the left bemoan high unemployment, economic inequality and the huge amounts of money made by corporate executives and Wall Street fat cats that effects everything from the cost of food to print job application to conservatory prices. I strongly urge consideration of a common sense way of greatly reducing the bloated cost of the federal government, probably opening up hundreds of thousands of jobs, and making Americans feel better about their government. Here is the first question: Under what circumstances is a federal worker likely to lose their job? By dying. Not poor performance, not misconduct, and not a layoff because of government downsizing. The federal government only fired about one half of one percent of its workforce last year, even though every day there are news stories that reveal gross incompetence of federal employees, like the ones who did not stop Bernie Madoff, the ones who let the bankster crooks cripple our econo…
Land For Peace Is A Failed Strategy for Israel
Ted Belman – 5/3/2013
Nothing should be taken for granted in the Middle East. Neither Resolution 242 nor the proposed “land for peace” trade off. On June 5th 1967, Israel, under great threat of an imminent attack, had no choice but to defend itself. And defend itself, it did. Six days later Israel found itself in possession of what was left of the British Mandate after Jordan was removed from it.
Vaccine or Renewed Hair Growth: The Debate Continues
Bhuwan Thapaliya – 5/2/2013
Budgets are finite, but the health care demands are almost infinite. So should the government and private pharmaceutical companies spend money on elective procedures, such as hair growth products (see: MiraHairOilFacts.com) while so many people are dying of cancer, heart problems and AIDS, asked several recently published health books? From this springs one of the characteristics of the developing world – that the developing nations are crawling behind in life saving medical cares too.
Mayor Bloomberg touts his cigarette ban as a success
Dan Sampson, Esq. – 5/1/2013
Mike Bloomberg declared victory over smoking on his 10-year anniversary of a smoking ban in restaurants, touting it as “one of the best things that ever happened” to New York, which saved lives from cancer and even led to weight loss in some, according to several diet books. Controversial in 2003, the Smoke-Free Air Act was Bloomberg’s forbade all smoking except the electronic cigarettes (see electronic cigarette reviews for more information) in restaurants. It was his first health law, all of which have been decried by critics as “Nanny State” politics where elected officials intrude on private enterprise, from banning smoking to recommending Garcinia Cambogia.
American and Global AIDS and HIV Statistics and Information
Claire Berlinski and Okan Altiparmak – 4/29/2013
It’s been over a quarter century since the HIV epidemic began. Yet, HIV constantly increases and is already a worldwide health problem. While notable success is arising in some areas, such as a greater ability to restore a healthy lifestyle, according to multiple weight loss books, threatening trends are happening in other sectors, according to a report by the Dr. Daniel Ame
When you say ‘Gay marriage is inevitable,’ do you mean rich people want it?
Jennifer Roback Morse
The best government money can buy. More
Ariel Castro, Cleveland Kidnapper, Is a Registered Democrat
So why is this important? Hint: it has to do with the media. More
Townhall Magazine Out of Touch with Everyday Moms
M. Catharine Evans
In a less threatening political climate, a magazine heralding well-to-do conservative moms wouldn’t be a big deal — but these are not normal times. More
May 9, 2013
Sharyl Attkisson has distinguished herself with skeptical inquiry into Obama administration stories on Fast and Furious and Benghazigate, and perhaps as a result is reportedly in trouble with her bosses at CBS News More
Relative of Tamerlan Tsarnaev is a prominent Islamist in Dagestan
May 9, 2013
Religion had nothing to do with their actions? More
Those who voted for Obama continue to be unemployed
May 9, 2013
Those groups who gave Obama his biggest support are lagging in finding jobs. More
President Pena-Nieto of Mexico needs to keep the heat on the cartels
May 9, 2013
Is the Mexican government backsliding on fighting the drug gangs? More
King David Repented. Obama Will Not.
May 9, 2013
Though King David was a flawed human being, by repenting, David displayed humility and character. Unfortunately, King Obama has neither of those qualities. More
What if They Held Impeachment Hearings and the MSM Didn’t Show Up?
May 8, 2013
Hearings riveting, for those few who saw them More
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducts a hearing with Foreign Service officers focusing on information turned over to the committee by administration whistle-blowers on the Benghazi terrorist attacks.
When Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight were rescued from the house where they had been held captive for a decade, America’s reaction was two-fold: Joy over their rescue and contempt for their captors. That contempt was also expressed by the uncle of the three men responsible. Via Daily Mail: Also struck by the [...]
Like many senior citizens, I have been bewildered by the rapid degeneration of our American society. A half-century ago, we were a decent people and a benevolent force in global affairs. Even then, we had to contend with drugs, violence, pornography, and the materialism engendered by prosperity, but we somehow managed to keep these malignancies at sub-critical levels.
But by 1990, even though the threat of Communism seemed to be fading away, we had become aware that something was seriously wrong. Consider Michelle’s famous “Pollyanna” monolog in TV’s “Knots Landing”:
People SHOULD be nice. Nice should be the norm. I hate it that I can’t trust anyone! I hate it that I can’t put my daughter on the front lawn by herself! I hate it that I have to lock my car, and that I have to worry about an alarm system in my house, and I can’t send cash in the mail! That’s not the way it’s supposed to be…
This resonated in the minds of many as a belated tocsin that our American society had begun to decay.
Since then, things have worsened at an ever-increasing pace. Drug traffic has become so prevalent and profitable that drug cartels virtually rule sections of a neighboring country and have established a vast fungus-like infrastructure within our own. The institution of marriage has degenerated to the point where homosexuality, promiscuity, and date rape are “the new normal,” half of all marriages end in divorce, and over 40 percent of our babies (the ones that escape abortion) are born to unwed mothers. Lying and cheating have become so commonplace that a substantial fraction of all resumes contain false entries and students routinely cheat on tests and buy term papers on the Internet.
I have no tangible proof, but I have come to believe that the primary source of our decay is the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. I contend that abortion is slowly killing us.
Abortion may be the moral equivalent of AIDS. Our bodies, though under constant attack from bacteria, viruses, and cancers, can normally keep most or all of these invaders at bay. The primary symptoms of the HIV virus, such as a week or two of fever or soreness, are so mild that they often go unnoticed. But AIDS eventually destroys the immune system, thereby allowing the already-present invaders and a host of new ones to ravage the body unchecked. Ultimately, the AIDS victim dies from one or more infections that otherwise would have been trivial.
The Source of Our Moral Decay?
“If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.” More
Wed May 8 08:41:26 2013 · by SJackson · 4 repliesFrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Ari LiebermanAs the West flounders on whether to take action in Syria and dillydallies about nuclear proliferation amongst pariah nations, Israel once again provides the world with a dazzling demonstration in daring, technical capability and national fortitude. This past week, Israeli fighter jets twice swooped over enemy airspace to neutralize an imminent threat to world peace and prevent chemical weapons and their delivery mechanisms from falling into the hands of Iran’s proxies. Reports indicate that a quantity of Fateh 110 and Scud D surface-to-surface missiles bound for Hezbollah were destroyed. In January of this year, Israel reportedly destroyed state-of-the-art SA-17 anti-aircraft…
Wed May 8 08:36:46 2013 · by SJackson · 10 repliesFrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | David Solway- FrontPage Magazine – http://frontpagemag.com – Conversions to IslamPosted By David Solway On May 8, 2013 @ 12:53 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 9 Comments An alarming feature of our current sociocultural world is the striking frequency of conversions to Islam across the entire gamut of Western private and public life: prisoners converting to the religion of peace in record numbers; women who crave the emotional comfort and feeling of security that donning the hijab or the niqab purportedly confers; disaffected youth who find purpose and meaning in attending the mosque, often becoming radicalized in the process; African-Americans reacting against…
When Community and Compassion Did Not Mean Government
It was the early ’70s. I was a teen living in Baltimore City, attending college. Upon hearing about the hurricane hitting Pumphrey, I headed home to check on my family. More
Coptic Christians Need Help Now
Eileen F. Toplansky
One of the oldest of all Christian communities is being forced up against the wall, but from American media, educational and intellectual elites, and politicians — including one noted Christian president — we hear nothing. More
Commentary: China plays greater role in Mideast
The Palestinian and Israeli leaders did not hold direct talks in Beijing but China’s hosting of the two emphasized its active involvement in Mideast affairs.| Discuss
China urges resumed Palestine-Israel talks
Abbas eyes China’s role in peace process
Anti-gun hysteria in schools would be comic if not for the impact on little boys
May 7, 2013
“A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made” More
Why Has Conservative Media Ignored Michelle Rhee’s Connection to Common Core?
May 8, 2013
Why would no one who has the conservative bully pulpit call out Rhee’s relationship with the CCSS? More
The Bushes, the Clintons, and Marco Rubio’s treatment of Hillary over Benghazi / Huma Abedin controversy
By Ben Barrack
In Andrew McCarthy’s latest piece over at Pajamas Media – Clinton’s Republican Guard – the focus is on how the Republican establishment apparatus has been utilized to assist Hillary Clinton on many fronts. One of those fronts is the Accountability Review Board’s (ARB) protection of Hillary over Benghazi.
Another is how the likes of Senator John McCain, Speaker John Boehner, Senator Marco Rubio and a myriad of other Republicans came to Hillary’s aid during the Huma Abedin controversy. For Republicans to ignore the screaming alarm bells in this case is befuddling only if one doesn’t understand that Hillary has some very powerful allies within the Republican establishment that have been around for quite a while, to include during both Bush administrations.
A closer look at Senator Marco Rubio’s bizarre behavior over the last year might help to illustrate that (keep reading).
McCarthy explains that one of the reasons the ARB report on Benghazi isn’t so successfully thrashed as the cover-up project it is, is because of the perception that the two names at the top of it – Mullen and Pickering – are beacons of bi-partisan objectivity.
There’s another angle to the Republican establishment’s willingness to assist Hillary – the blatantly obvious red flags raised by the familial relationships of her then Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin. When put into the larger context of interference being run for Hillary by the Republican establishment, it’s easier to see that when McCain, Boehner, Rubio, et. al. refused to probe more deeply into Abedin’s Muslim Brotherhood ties. It wasn’t about naivete or even an unwillingness to deny a harrowing reality; it’s far more likely about protecting Hillary.
The coziness that exists between the Bushes and the Clintons goes way back. George H.W. and Bill knew each other fairly well during Bubba’s days as Governor of Arkansas and the elder Bush’s time as CIA Director; they were always disturbingly chummy during George W.’s administration too.
As McCarthy points out, Pickering was an H.W. Bush guy and Mullen was a W. guy. Let’s face it; the George W. administration avoided going after the Clintons on several occasions (Oklahoma City, Able Danger, Peter Paul controversy, etc.).
It’s one of the downsides to four years of Bush, followed by eight years of Clinton, followed by eight years of Bush, followed by four more years of Hillary as Secretary of State (24 years total). That undoubtedly breeds political incestuousness.
It’s a powerful monster that may have influenced a young U.S. Senator from Florida.
Consider Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a guy who defied the odds because the Tea Party would not be denied. With the gift of political oratory, Rubio’s stock skyrocketed while he was a member of the Florida State legislature; he became speaker of the State House as Governor Jeb was leaving office in January of 2007.
In May of 2010, Jeb endorsed Rubio for Senator. Those kinds of things do NOT come without political indebtedness. Rubio would owe Jeb in much the same way that Sarah Palin owed John McCain an endorsement over the more Tea Party friendly / conservative J.D. Hayworth in 2010. Without McCain picking Palin as his running mate in 2008, she would still be a relatively unknown and owed him her support, even if it ran counter to conservative principles.
If, as McCarthy points out, the Republican establishment that set down roots during the Clinton / Bush years, is in place to protect both, why wouldn’t Jeb demand that Rubio fall in line? If Jeb did, evidence suggests Rubio did.
Of all the Republican voices who defended Hillary in the wake of the revelations about Abedin, Rubio’s was indeed the most curious. How could this Tea Party guy not stand with Bachmann, Gohmert, et. al.?
Consider the 2012 Republican primaries. Newt Gingrich – the non-establishment choice – had all the momentum coming out of South Carolina and going into Florida. Romney was able to reverse that momentum, in large part because of Rubio, the conservative Tea Party darling. Rubio didn’t endorse Romney at that point; that would have been too curious. However, he did chastise Gingrich more than once, which largely had much of the same effect.
Then, later that year, when some extremely disturbing facts began to come out about Hillary’s Deputy Chief of Staff – facts that Newt Gingrich showed interest in, by the way – Rubio was one of the Republicans who defended Huma, came to her defense and, by extension, Hillary’s:
“I am not a signatory to that letter. I didn’t even know the letter had gone out, to be honest with you, and I don’t share the feelings that are in that letter.
Again, it’s more likely not as much about naivete as it is about protecting Hillary, which leads to Rubio’s incredibly lame performance during his five minute long opportunity to hold Hillary’s feet to the fire over Benghazi this past January:
Another extremely curious move by Rubio has been on immigration and his alliance with the sordid ‘gang of 8′ that includes Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Hillary Clinton defender John McCain (R-AZ). Again, why would a supposed Tea Party conservative sign up for one of the most anti-Tea Party movements – Amnesty?
Have you seen Jeb Bush’s position on immigration?
Do you think Rubio knows that photo-ops like these are forever?