We were promised no ground troops. Now that he has sent over 3000 of them, the Pentagon is “reconsidering” ground troops. According to the Washington Times,
President Obama’s top military advisers revealed Thursday that the administration is rethinking whether to deploy combat ground troops in the fight against the Islamic State, as signs emerged that the terrorist group may be setting aside its differences and is working with al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria — the Nusra Front — to Read more [...]
Does John Boehner mean what he says when he threatens another government shutdown over Obama’s threatened “amnesty” order.
The correct response to an executive order suspending the law as passed by Congress would be to charge the president with treason, try him, and perhaps execute him. This nation can never have a legal dictator and Congress should react strongly to any such pretender.
The second best response would be to use the power of the purse to counter the executive order. Read more [...]
Condemning low voter turnout is really an attack on the decisions of voters.
I’m not at all surprised that the New York Times Editorial Board preached a sanctimonious sermon on their editorial page, but this one was more shrill and irritating than their usual. And that’s saying something!
Their headline seems straightforward: “Worst Voter Turnout in 72 Years.”
The abysmally low turnout in last week’s midterm elections — the lowest in more than seven decades — was bad for Read more [...]
In case you need a recap of the Jonathan Gruber affair: Over and over, apparently, Mr. Gruber called Americans "stupid" while at the same time taking taxpayer checks to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Here is Trey Goudy:
I wonder... is it really all a matter of stupidity? Or is there at least an equal measure of foolish citizen trust that was extended—believing such officials would never flat-out lie in order to commit fraud against the American people. Well, they will.
Lesson Read more [...]
What does the Gospel tell us about the Sabbath?
Wednesday morning headlines in the Capital newspaper read, “Controversial candidate Peroutka wins council seat.” Now what is intended, I believe, on the part of those crafting such language is to proclaim that although a victory was won, it was not a good thing; or another way to say it is the voters made a bad choice. But is it a slam to be controversial? In an age of evil, in a land that is increasingly degenerate, to be considered controversial Read more [...]
Those who study the Bible are aware of a principle called The Law of First Mention. We could have saved America some serious headaches had we simply followed this law.
“The "law of first-mention" is the principle in the interpretation of Scripture which states that the first mention or occurrence of a subject in Scripture establishes an unchangeable pattern, with that subject remaining unchanged in the mind of God throughout Scripture.”
I thought of that principle when I was reflecting Read more [...]
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Mother of a Down syndrome child gets to hear postpartum abortion suggestions.
This is the best comeback I have ever read about. Sherry Clair was in the grocery store checkout counter with her young Down Syndrome child. At The Mighty blog, she writes
…the cashier … gave me sad eyes and spit poison in a whisper, “I bet you wish you had known before he came out. You know they have a test for that now…”
Shock, horror, hurt and fury coursed through my body. I considered jerking her Read more [...]
Jonathan Gruber, Obamacare liar and architect, gets a puff piece.
Here is how the Washington Post handles the admission of what we all already knew was true: “Who Is Jonathan Gruber.”
Jonathan Gruber is probably having a hell of a day.
The MIT economics professor, best known until now for his key role advising the Obama administration on the Affordable Care Act, has come under attack after year-old video of a University of Pennsylvania panel surfaced that featured him referring to the Read more [...]
Through the banks and governments in league with them, we are heading toward debt slavery on a planetary scale.
This is very long, but overall a very fine assessment of the problems plaguing the world financial system. “The Zombie System: How Capitalism Has Gone Off the Rails.” No country will escape the carnage when everything truly runs off the rails and into the economic ditch.
I understand why such authors choose to use the term "capitalism" even when what they criticize and lament Read more [...]
Obamacare shock unquestionably helped Republicans in 2014. Why assume it won’t last?
I have already posted on how the media attempts to pretend that the Republicans did not sweep the nation because of the unpopularity of Obamacare are simply not credible.
And the hits just keep on coming. Here’s the latest from the local CBS affiliate in Washington DC: “‘People Are Going To Be In For A Shock': Penalty For Uninsured Not Signing Up For Obamacare To More Than Triple.”
Americans Read more [...]
The FBI Director has complained about the media commenting on their assault on the Fourth Amendment.
You may remember that I posted about a horrible action perpetrated by the FBI in vandalizing a suspects internet service so that they thought they needed a repair in their hotel rooms, posing as repairmen to get invited in, and then performing some warrantless searching.
Mike Massnick of TechDirt has written about how the FBI Director James Comey is responding to criticism of that and other Read more [...]
Michelle Obama received gift worth $70,000 from a foreign queen.
Here is a story to, uh, treasure from the local CBS station in Washington, DC: “State Department: Queen Of Brunei Gave Michelle Obama More Than $70G Worth Of Jewelry In 2013.”
From furniture and food to fine art, members of the Obama administration received thousands of dollars in gifts from foreign leaders, but first lady Michelle Obama appears to have received the most expensive gift last year.
The State Department Read more [...]