News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Tue, 30 00 2014 05:00:06 GMT Tue, 30 00 2014 05:00:06 GMT The Religious Right’s Slow'Motion Suicide Tue, 30 51 2014 04:51:18 GMT 9be498faf5242f17a5fcc2fb421789b15c45b153 Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky Posted By: Desert Fox- Tue, 30 51 2014 04:51:18 GMT In fairness, the culture'war right has done less damage than the neocons and the super rich have. But they’re still the ones on the ropes. I’m not sure what’s come over me and I suppose it’ll pass, but at just this moment I’m feeling a little bit sorry for evangelical conservatives. They were apparently pretty droopy, these proceedings over the weekend at the Values Voter Summit, as my colleague Ben Jacobs described things. Oh, yes, Ted Cruz fired them up, and some of the old stalwarts put in respectable appearances, but they have to know deep down that they’re like the Secret Service Chief Questioned Over White House Security Failure Tue, 30 46 2014 04:46:11 GMT 3ae4d420ea2d2f562699eb22912c8f0cb667fff6 National Public Radio, by Scott Neuman Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 30 46 2014 04:46:11 GMT Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced a tough inquiry by lawmakers today as she appeared before a House committee to answer questions about the Sept. 19 White House security breach in which a man armed with a knife entered the executive mansion. "It´s clear that our security plan was not executed properly. I take full responsibility. What happened is unacceptable and it will never happen again," Pierson told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in her opening remarks. She said she was committed to a full review and implementing recommended changes. She sat opposite committee members just as new Why worry about ‘no boots’ when Obama’s heart isn’t in the battle against radical Islam? Tue, 30 37 2014 04:37:53 GMT ad6437adf0ad0cf7af5121aebebd4282ea7c712d Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod Posted By: snowcloud- Tue, 30 37 2014 04:37:53 GMT Aside from the Arabs, who would back him 100 percent, Western leaders signing up for the ragtag coalition to take on ISIS, should be asked by their masses why they would send soldiers into a battle led by a pretend general who plays AWOL at 60 percent of his intelligence sessions. For whatever his reasons, President Barack Obama has blundered into the mideast war with no intel in his strategy arsenal. He’s skipped through (read golfed, vacationed and partied his way through) daily intelligence briefings for almost 60 percent of the more than two thousand trying days of his presidency Repubs to Dems: “Please Like Us – We’re Just Like You!” Tue, 30 31 2014 04:31:44 GMT 222fd2b1641b84862d4c4afaaeee3374a1b43f72 FrontPage Magazine, by Mark Tapson Posted By: Desert Fox- Tue, 30 31 2014 04:31:44 GMT In the wake of a second presidential election loss in 2012, Republicans went back to the drawing board looking for a more effective way to present themselves and their message. Now a brand new ad campaign has been launched which demonstrates that Republicans are even more clueless about selling themselves today than they were two years ago and four years before that. The pathetic message this disastrous ad seems to be sending on behalf of Republicans is this: “Hey Democrats, please like us – we’re just like you!” The 97'second ad, part of a campaign from GOP strategist Vinny Manchillo, a Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Wanted to Spread Message of Islam Tue, 30 29 2014 04:29:09 GMT 016ca791e709df111c514070fd6b9031ece0a396 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: Desert Fox- Tue, 30 29 2014 04:29:09 GMT OKLAHOMA CITY — Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order. But postings on the Facebook page of the 30'year'old Nolen, suspected of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food distribution center, suggest that shortly after his release in March 2013, he became more interested in spreading the message of his newfound Islamic faith. "I spoke to him once he was released, and when we spoke, there was nothing of the sort," said Nolen´s cousin, James Fulsom, 29, of Fort Worth, 10th child diagnosed with mysterious paralysis in Colorado Tue, 30 23 2014 04:23:35 GMT fd6358ff2478fbcf86e6f7fb37e602f7d1383040 Fox 31 (Denver CO), by Shaul Turner Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 30 23 2014 04:23:35 GMT DENVER — State health officials confirmed a tenth case of paralysis affecting children who have recently had respiratory infections. Medical experts made the announcement Monday at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora. Dr. Sam Dominguez says outside of the respiratory problems, there is no common link between cases. “There are no commonalities as far as where they live, schools or day cares they attend.” The hospital says before Monday, four of the children admitted tested positive for enterovirus 68, and four others for the rhinovirus (which causes the common cold). The other was not tested. The patients range in age from Ted Cruz finds a core of support among social conservatives frustrated with GOP Tue, 30 14 2014 04:14:57 GMT 4b00913321f37ea217afe21756179331ae384c6d Washington Post, by Sebastian Payne & Robert Costa Posted By: Desert Fox- Tue, 30 14 2014 04:14:57 GMT While there is not yet a front'runner in the early race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz (R'Tex.) is quickly becoming the favored contender of social conservatives, riding a recent wave of fiery speeches and standing ovations at right'wing conferences. Cruz’s core supporters on the right are the activists and high'powered interest groups determined to keep faith'infused positions at the center of the Republican Party, regardless of a push by some in the GOP to seek distance from socially conservative stands on marriage and abortion. Greg Mueller, a conservative strategist who has worked on three Republican presidential campaigns, said The Creepy Language Tricks Taco Bell Uses to Fool People Into Eating There Tue, 30 12 2014 04:12:37 GMT 6077a75de78372c190bc0e5f5e992c4141f0c81e Mother Jones, by Kiera Butler Posted By: StormCnter- Tue, 30 12 2014 04:12:37 GMT What can you tell about a restaurant from its menu? A lot more than what´s cooking. That´s what linguist Dan Jurafsky reveals in his new book, The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu. Jurafsky, a professor of linguistics at Stanford, looked at hundreds of examples of food language—from menus to marketing materials to restaurant reviews. Along the way, he uncovered some fascinating patterns. For example: In naming foods, he explains, marketers often appeal to the associations that we already have with certain sounds. Crackers and other crispy foods tend to have names with short, front'of'the'mouth vowels (Ritz, Cheez'Its, Latest Liberal Lunacy: Global Warming Created ISIS Tue, 30 54 2014 03:54:19 GMT ff10cf030fe98875792c3a73bb0550218446f9bb Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 30 54 2014 03:54:19 GMT 60,000 Syrian Kurds fled their villages as ISIS advanced in northern Syria in September. But, leftists believe the real threat in Syria is not ISIS. It’s global warming. In fact, the left believes climate change created ISIS and imperils Afghan girls who want to attend school. Yes, really. Charles B. Strozier, a Professor of History, The City University of New York, and Kelly Berkell, Attorney and research associate, Center on Terrorism at John Jay College of Criminal Justice pushed this crackpot theory at The Huffington Post, via Yid With Lid: As the Obama administration undertakes a highly public, multilateral campaign Exclusive–Dinesh D´Souza: Holder´s Next Job: Crime Boss! Tue, 30 39 2014 03:39:02 GMT 872049c23ee7fa0bc3830479aae2af79872e16ec Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 30 39 2014 03:39:02 GMT Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza told Breitbart News that the federal government was “out to get me” and tried but failed to “put me away” during a wide'ranging interview at the National Security Action Summit on Monday. “I know that the government was not only out to get me but to put me away—and put me away in such a significant way that if I got a sixteen'month sentence, for example, I’d be in a federal prison camp from now until the end of next year,” D’Souza said in the interview, conducted for Breitbart News Radio for Sirius XM Obama´s USDA to Spend $31.5 Million on ´Healthy´ Food Stamp Program Tue, 30 36 2014 03:36:29 GMT 5180aae3c2dc8ee943b92c9ffb90582289e1b21e Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 30 36 2014 03:36:29 GMT The Department of Agriculture, the agency that administers the food stamp program, has announced that it will spend $31.5 million on a new program that will promote a healthy diet for recipients of the assistance. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, a division of the Department of Agriculture, is developing the program to urge recipients of the SNAP food stamp program to choose more fruits and fresh foods. "Too many struggling families do not have adequate access to nutritious food," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Monday. "Helping families purchase more fresh produce is clearly good for families´ health, Rick Perry: ‘I was a bit arrogant’ during 2012 run for White House Tue, 30 28 2014 03:28:54 GMT 7fb41644d9f4ab64a4a878e08de544cc652fd10e Washington Times (D.C), by Tom Howell Jr. Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 30 28 2014 03:28:54 GMT Texas Gov. Rick Perry, sounding like a guy who is ready to run for president in 2016, said Tuesday that “preparation” is the key to running for the highest office in the land. Mr. Perry, who crashed out of the 2012 race for the GOP nomination, said he had been coming off back surgery at the time and simply wasn’t ready to run for the most influential position in the world. “I did not prepare,” he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I was a bit arrogant.” Mr. Perry, who’s finishing up 14 years as governor, is making the media rounds despite Polls Point to GOP Senate Majority Tue, 30 16 2014 03:16:07 GMT baa5ddba75b2d50c4503bcb620a5101cf6c17e0b Breitbart InstaBlog, by Dan Riehl Posted By: SpeedMaster- Tue, 30 16 2014 03:16:07 GMT A flurry of new polls including in Iowa, North Carolina and Louisiana are good news for the GOP and some serious odds makers now view them favorably in terms of their taking over control of the U.S. Senate in November. In Iowa, Republican Joni Ernst is up 44 percent to 38 percent over Democrat Bruce Braley, a seat Democrats thought they´d win early. In a "race that was once viewed as close to a sure thing for Braley and the Democrats. Braley is now not even winning his own congressional district and is being weighed down by his support for Obamacare, Sandra Fluke will have no cakewalk in her run for political office Tue, 30 01 2014 03:01:11 GMT 6757a2936e48f784c14be10ddd4620323615ce5a American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson Posted By: magnante- Tue, 30 01 2014 03:01:11 GMT Has Henry Waxman joined the much'touted “war on women”? Sandra Fluke is the symbol of that war, establishing the principle that not giving her whatever she wants for her personal life amounts to a war on women. (snip)Sandra set her heart on political office, and initially announced her intent to run for the seat in Congress from which Henry Waxman will be retiring at the end of the current term. Evidently, this was not received with enthusiasm, so a day later she set her sights a bit lower: After considering a run for a Congressional seat in California, women´s rights activist Obama´s Narcissism a Threat to National Security Tue, 30 58 2014 02:58:30 GMT 3daa01ad82ae42304e578e0daca17653e329ffdf Creators Syndicate, by David Limbaugh Posted By: Desert Fox- Tue, 30 58 2014 02:58:30 GMT We mention President Obama´s narcissism not as an exercise in name'calling but because it continues to be relevant to how he conducts himself in office, and it´s not pretty. This undeniable character trait was on full display in his interview with Steve Kroft of "60 Minutes," in the sense that he simply cannot entertain the possibility, much less '' infinitely less '' admit the possibility that he has made a mistake or exercised poor judgment. If anything remotely positive happens on his watch, he presumes to take full credit for it '' way more than the normal opportunistic politician. With the killing Sen. Harry Reid Playing Major Role in Senate Races Tue, 30 42 2014 02:42:55 GMT fef9e14c644f549d0eeb7a6ebc47692c8d5be201 Associated Press, by Erica Werner Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 30 42 2014 02:42:55 GMT WASHINGTON' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat. Reid is not on the ballot this year, but his position as majority leader depends on Democrats denying Republicans the net six seats they need to retake the Senate. By all accounts he is working as single'mindedly toward that goal as any of his endangered incumbents. With his stooped shoulders, monotone delivery and occasionally impolitic remarks, Reid, 74, does not shine on the campaign trail. He Obama will pay a price for blaming intelligence services for ISIS failures. The only question is how high it will be. Tue, 30 22 2014 02:22:26 GMT bd6f1b67a46d49317188b95e58e3b9fe2305390d American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson Posted By: magnante- Tue, 30 22 2014 02:22:26 GMT President Obama’s 60 Minutes interview, taped last Friday and aired Sunday, is turning out to be a disaster for him, and may even be a tipping point of sorts. There are six dimensions to the disaster. 1. By blaming the intelligence community for his failure to act on the ISIS threat, he ensured that a series of damaging leaks will be coming, and they are already starting. (snip) 5. National security is a gut'level issue, and Obama is forming an image of someone unable to muster the level of concern or leadership necessary to protect us. The startling images of Like autumn leaves, Obama´s story changes to match the season Tue, 30 15 2014 02:15:09 GMT 6e46de4b10ed61642f51491ae01d8e9d54a483d7 Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Tue, 30 15 2014 02:15:09 GMT Remember back in the 2012 presidential campaign when Barack Obama said things like: "Al Qaeda is on the run. We have decimated its core leadership. And Osama bin Laden is dead. But I don´t want Americans to think the struggle against terror is over. It´s not, by any means. We have a long fight ahead. By 2014, new terrorist groups may spring up and we´ll be back fighting in the Middle East." Neither do we. Transparency Groups Press White House on FOIA Delays Tue, 30 06 2014 02:06:31 GMT eb74c827c35966a52e825c013f8ea75af31364ac Washington Free Beacon, by CJ Ciaramella Posted By: Toledo- Tue, 30 06 2014 02:06:31 GMT Government watchdog groups and transparency advocates are asking the Obama administration to review its policy of having the White House sign off on an expanded number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests—a procedure they say causes significant delays. In a letter to the White House released Monday, 25 transparency organizations said the Obama administration’s policy of reviewing FOIA requests that contain so'called “White House equities” has “caused significant confusion and delay among agencies in their compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.” According to a 2009 memo from the White House Counsel to all agency heads and general counsels, the White What the Romney boomlet says about the establishment GOP´s feeble 2016 field Tue, 30 05 2014 02:05:58 GMT dfc2c6e7a4628ae99fe3322314a67f1fb60886f8 The Week, by W. James Antle lll Posted By: garnet- Tue, 30 05 2014 02:05:58 GMT Two'time presidential loser Mitt Romney´s sprawling network of consultants and aides is sitting tight, waiting for the former Massachusetts governor to decide whether he wants to run for president a third time. Romney, who until recently had long denied any true interest in another bid, is reportedly talking the idea over with his family. Ann Romney isn´t exactly denying it. Former running mate Paul Ryan, thought to be a possible presidential contender himself, is almost encouraging it. And Romney himself declined to close the door on the possibility in an interview with Romneyphile Hugh Hewitt. As I write this, an email signed Poverty In The Black Community Is The Result of Culture Not Racism Tue, 30 59 2014 01:59:42 GMT 194ce47818f52c0d391d09c6105c2f309ab55de9 American Thinker, by Patrica L. Dickson Posted By: Desert Fox- Tue, 30 59 2014 01:59:42 GMT I have often been accused by friends (black, white and all others in between) of being too logical, to the point that I am inhibited from seeing other people’s point of view ( I am not sure if that is a compliment or insult). They say that I enter into discussions with the false assumption that others are just as logical and rational as I am. I have been told this so often that I have conceded that perhaps they are telling the truth (they know me well enough to make such claims). Because I have finally accepted the charge Rectification of Names: Let´s Call Obama Era What It Is Tue, 30 57 2014 01:57:06 GMT feb59951aaddfc8e9cc50681acf300704fcd3e31 American Thinker, by Chistopher Chantrill Posted By: Desert Fox- Tue, 30 57 2014 01:57:06 GMT Conservative author Jonah Goldberg has come up with a great idea for his next book. It´s the Confucian idea of “The Rectification of the Names.” He illustrates his epiphany with a long Confucian quote: A superior man, in regard to what he does not know, shows a cautious reserve. If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success. When affairs cannot be carried on to success, proprieties and music do not flourish. When proprieties and music do White House: ´Everybody Was Surprised´ By Rise Of Islamic State Tue, 30 51 2014 01:51:06 GMT 9e65421d361b27d7c8f26f53daf7572e529cc056 Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering Posted By: Desert Fox- Tue, 30 51 2014 01:51:06 GMT White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that everyone was surprised about the rapid rise of the Islamic State in Iraq, not just the intelligence community. “I think the way that I would describe it is that everybody did ' that everybody was surprised to see the rapid advance that ISIL was able to make from Syria across the Iraqi border and to be able to take over large swaths of territory in Iraq ' did come as a surprise,” Earnest said during the White House Press Briefing. ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl questioned President Obama’s comments during a CBS 60 Minutes The Best'Laid Plans of Moderates and Mavens Tue, 30 48 2014 01:48:31 GMT f69d07b4c1912b9c841e38b5616a18ccb98f8cac American Thinker, by Sally Zelikovsky Posted By: Desert Fox- Tue, 30 48 2014 01:48:31 GMT Karl Rove spells out in the Wall Street Journal two factors that might hamper GOP efforts to take the Senate this November, despite a political climate favorable to Republicans: Democrats have raised more money than Republicans and have purchased more dollars in television advertising. To tilt the scales back in their favor, Rove implores Republicans to "open their wallets to candidates whom they may have never met, and, if they live in a battleground state... clear their calendars to volunteer to identify and get out the vote.” Donating money and getting out the vote (GOTV) are the water and air of The Past Cleverness of President Obama is Finally Starting to Catch up with Him Tue, 30 46 2014 01:46:14 GMT 7774428e43086c34150c0c324e377c8dc07f3036 Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell Posted By: garnet- Tue, 30 46 2014 01:46:14 GMT Random thoughts on the passing scene: What a non'judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional — which means that decency is likely to become less common. The biggest issue in this fall’s election is whether the Obama administration will end when Barack Obama leaves the White House or whether it will continue on, by appointing federal judges with lifetime appointments who share President Obama’s contempt for the Constitution. Whether such judges will be confirmed by the Senate depends on whether the Senate continues to be controlled by Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid. Why in the world would any sane American Alton Nolen´s Mother Apologizes For Son: ´There Are Two Sides To Every Story Tue, 30 42 2014 01:42:17 GMT 9f1783cba4e1c4aab21cf1e747a84ab04a91fbb5 Breitbart Big Government, by Kelli Serio Posted By: Desert Fox- Tue, 30 42 2014 01:42:17 GMT Alton Nolen´s mother and sister posted a video on Facebook where they apologized to the families of victims in Nolen´s alleged attack last Thursday in Moore, Oklahoma. The two women insisted that Nolen was acting outside of his character because he believed in God and was not a violent person. Nolen, whose Facebook page indicates that he recently converted to Islam, is accused of attacking co'workers Colleen Hufford and Traci Johnson after he was reportedly fired for "personnel issues" from a Vaughan Foods factory. He reportedly beheaded Hufford, 54, and stabbed Johnson, 43, multiple times before being shot by reserve police officer