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Obama's Caliphate Getting Closer as 2016 Nears

ISISdorks If you haven't seen the Dinesh D'Souza movie "2016: Obama's America," it's a worthwhile watch. If you have seen it, now's a good time to dust off the DVD and watch it again. As we near the beginning of 2016, it's more than a little unnerving to see D'Souza's prediction about Obama working to create a new caliphate moving closer to reality. Produced before the 2012 election, the documentary explores Obama's life and motivations, then projects what the world will look like in 2016 if he were Read more [...] Continue reading →

"No Child Left Behind" Is History

Apple Chalk Board I suppose this is a baby step in the right direction. From the Wall Street Journal: "U.S. Senate Votes to Replace ‘No Child Left Behind’ Law." The Senate on Wednesday voted to replace the 13-year-old No Child Left Behind law, returning to the states significant powers to determine how poorly performing schools should be improved and curbing the authority of the secretary of education. The Senate in a 85-12 vote cleared legislation that will guide about $26 billion federal in spending annually Read more [...] Continue reading →

New York Times Calls for America to be Disarmed

guns Who didn't see this coming? The New York Times, in its first front-page editorial in almost 100 years, today called on the government to force Americans to give up their guns "for the good of their fellow citizens." "It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency," the editorial states. After the events of the past week, which featured saturated coverage of two mass shootings, the media have Read more [...] Continue reading →

'Workplace Violence' Crashes Planned Parenthood Pity Party

prolife It's been a week for juxtapositions, that's for sure. First, a lone nut with a history of philandering, spousal abuse, drug usage, animal abuse and sexual deviancy, who seems to have had no contact with any church or any pro-life group, kills people near a Planned Parenthood clinic, utters the phrase "no more baby parts" and becomes an oxymoronic symbol for "Christian terrorism." Then a married Muslim couple who recently spent a month in Saudi Arabia, who officials say had been "radicalized" Read more [...] Continue reading →

Veto Expected from Obama After Senate Passed Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

planned parenthood Being pro-life, reading the headline "Senate Votes to End Federal  Funding for Planned Parenthood" was thrilling.  In a world that has so many senseless and crazy things going on, it is great to finally feel like the good guys get to put an "X" in the WIN column.  But, then reality sets in.  I know deep in my heart that even though the Republican majority in the Senate pushed the bill to end the federal funding of Planned Parenthood through, President Obama is not going to just stand by and let Read more [...] Continue reading →

Racism, Economic Illiteracy Fuel Campus Protests

studentProtests Yesterday apparently was unofficial Protest Day at campuses across the country. Encouraged perhaps by the nonsense that has recently been going on at "Mizzou" -- the University of Missouri -- students around the nation took up their pickets and pitchforks and marched. What for exactly varied, and in some cases the students themselves didn't seem too certain why they were making a hullabaloo. Racism seemed to be the main issue, although as befitted a fundamentally socialist movement, economics Read more [...] Continue reading →

Businesses Lost to California for Texas

texas legislature A study shows the number of headquarters and expansions by businesses lost to California are numbered in the thousands. The news is carried in the Dallas Business Journal: "California lost 9,000 business HQs and expansions, mostly to Texas, 7-year study says." Roughly 9,000 California companies moved their headquarters or diverted projects to out-of-state locations in the last seven years, and Dallas-Fort Worth has been a prime beneficiary of the Golden State’s “hostile” business environment. That’s Read more [...] Continue reading →

Medical Marijuana is Protected from the Department of Justice

16984548569_601c6e0caf_z_large The fight over legalizing marijuana has been long.  From the early days, marijuana used for medical treatment has been considered differently than that which is used recreationally.  As early as 1996, California approved marijuana for medical use, and, today there are 16 states total that have legalized the drug for medical use.  And now, nearly 20 years later, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington have some sort of legalized marijuana for recreational use as well. On Monday, October 19, Read more [...] Continue reading →

L.A. Mayor Chased Out of Church by Black Lives Matter

blackLivesMatter You just can't be liberal enough to please some people. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti found that out the hard way on Monday, as a group of Black Lives Matter protesters started charging the podium at a public meeting, leading Garcetti to exit stage left surrounded by police officers. In what was supposed to be a town hall meeting at Holman United Methodist Church, Garcetti had been expected to answer questions for the community about "economic opportunity and community safety," according Read more [...] Continue reading →

Homeless Enjoy Wedding Feast

Assorted appetizers The scripture passage in Luke 14:15-24 is the first thing I thought of when I read this story about the family of a bride whose wedding was cancelled.  Instead of wasting the food and the money spent on the venue, the bride's family invited the city's homeless to enjoy the reception.  Here is what Luke 14 says: When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing Read more [...] Continue reading →

Government Health Care: California Warms Up to Killing the Sick

euthanasia Who's really the sick one, a patient with a terminal illness, or the legislator who legalizes killing him? A lot of people probably rationalize doctor-assisted suicide by telling themselves it will only happen in cases involving patients who are about to die anyway. It would be a mercy to help them avoid the pain they are experiencing. That's what the California Legislature is telling people after the Assembly on Wednesday passed an assisted-suicide bill. The Senate passed something similar Read more [...] Continue reading →

Tax Exempt Organizations Fight to Hide Donors from Government

bigbrother is watching Tax Exempt Organizations have asked the Supreme Court to give them relief from California’s prying eyes. We all know now that a single political donation can get a CEO fired from the company he founded. That is why Mark Horne argued that the IRS should be abolished on First and Fourth Amendment grounds. The lesson here is that the plundering done by the IRS is not their worst feature. If all they did was loot us, we would be immeasurably better off. The IRS is another form of the NSA. They Read more [...] Continue reading →