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Why U.S. bombs are falling
on Iraq and not Syria
Washington Post, by Adam Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2014 2:43:13 PM     Post Reply
If you had said, one year ago, that the United States would have been militarily involved in a Middle East crisis, few people would have batted an eyelid. President Obama had spent months trying to convince the United States public and Congress that the United States needed to intervene militarily in Syria. However, the way that this intervention has panned out would surely surprise many. The United States is not intervening against Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian regime, as Obama had proposed. Instead, it is striking one of Assad´s biggest enemies, the extremist militia that calls itself the Islamic State.

The 13 Most Rabidly Leftist,
Politically Correct Colleges For
Dirty, Tree-Hugging Hippies
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2014 2:34:08 PM     Post Reply
College campuses in America are frequently teeming with all manner of liberals and trustafarian socialists who drive Volvos . Some of these schools are worse than others. Some are just egregiously awful. Here, The Daily Caller presents the 2014 rankings for the most annoying, rabidly politically correct, dirty-hippie, tree-hugging colleges and universities across the fruited plain. You have been warned. Swarthmore College in the suburbs of Philadelphia is a leftist hothouse full of wealthy white kids. In February, Swarthmore sophomore Erin Ching criticized her school for allowing a conservative — Christian thinker Robert George — to speak on campus.

When it comes to saving
those stranded on a mountaintop,
Obama is ODC (Obama Doesn’t Care)
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 8/8/2014 2:31:22 PM     Post Reply
The world has changed dramatically since Senator Barack Hussein Obama took office in 2009 and turned it upside down. That change was the only thing real in what was to be Obama’s hedonistic Hollywood world. The hope promised in the millions of posters circulated worldwide died an undignified death the day they tore down the DNC’s phony Greek columns at the Denver Pepsi Center never to return. Nowhere is the death of Obama hope more blatantly obvious than at the top of Sinjar Mountain, in Iraq, where 40,000 Yazidis, 25,000 of whom are children are left stranded, having been driven there



Texas cheerleaders continue
court fight over Bible banners
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2014 2:26:25 PM     Post Reply
(Video) Atheist groups say a Texas high school cheer team violated the separation of church and state by using banners inscribed with Bible scripture at its games. But the cheerleaders aren´t giving up without a fight, asking the state Supreme Court to weigh in on a controversial two-year-long battle, CBS News´ Adriana Diaz reports. The team began printing scripture onto its game banners in 2012, but the school received a complaint, leading the Freedom From Religion Foundation to write a letter to the Kountze school district. "It´s a religious proselytizing message, and it´s a school-sponsored message. It violates the Establishment

Journalists Restricted By Hamas Rules
and It´s Reflected in Their Coverage
NewsBusters, by Geoffrey Dickens    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 2:22:12 PM     Post Reply
On August 6, Cliff May of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies charged that while the media have filled their stories on the current conflict in Gaza with “pictures of neighborhoods reduced to rubble, with Palestinian men, women and children in desperate circumstances,” they have been negligent in telling their audiences that Hamas has been “deploying civilians as human shields, storing missiles in mosques and UN schools, setting up command posts in hospitals, using ambulances to ferry terrorists to battle, and children to dig tunnels.” One reason for this bias, according to May is Hamas’ intimidation of journalists. May relayed that

Pope Marries Gay Disney
Princes in Anti-Catholic "Art"
NewsBusters, by Lillian Bozzone    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 2:17:15 PM     Post Reply
It’s all for the art, man. José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros, the artist behind the exhibition called ‘Profanity Pop’ has taken his “art” to an irreligious level, depicting Mickey Mouse as Christ, Daisy duck as the Virgin Mary holding pregnancy test, and a priest giving communion to Jessica Rabbit. Predictably, Ontiveros is a hit with liberals. Ontiveros described his collection as a “celebration of creative freedom in our time." Attacking the Catholic Church in pop-culture is so creative and original. Nobody’s ever donethat before. Cosmopolitan magazine regarded the photos of the “Disney Princesses Misbehaving” as just feeling “right.” How dysfunctional do you need to be to

The West on the wrong path
Handelsblatt (Germany), by Gabor Steingart    Original Article
Posted By: Blackeagle- 8/8/2014 1:53:10 PM     Post Reply
Every war is accompanied by a kind of mental mobilization: war fever. Even smart people are not immune to controlled bouts of this fever. “This war in all its atrociousness is still a great and wonderful thing. It is an experience worth having“ rejoiced Max Weber in 1914 when the lights went out in Europe. (snip) “History is not repeating itself!” But can we be so sure about that these days? In view of the war events in the Crimean and eastern Ukraine, the heads of states and governments of the West suddenly have no more questions and all the



Police will monitor pig wrestling protest
Green Bay Press Gazette, by Holly Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: ChipThome- 8/8/2014 1:19:05 PM     Post Reply
The Outagamie County Sheriff´s Department will be keeping an eye on a church´s pig wrestling event that is drawing national criticism from people concerned for animal rights. Despite tens of thousands of people calling for the event´s cancellation, Capt. Mike Jobe doesn´t anticipate the long-standing Pig Rassle will draw a big protest, but says deputies will step in if tensions rise during the Sunday event.

Not buying it: Majority of
Americans see Obama´s fight with
Congress as purely political
Washington Examiner, by T. Becket Adams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 1:08:10 PM     Post Reply
A majority of Americans believe President Obama´s ongoing struggle with Congress is more about partisan politics than it is about principle, according to Rasmussen Reports. And the president isn’t the only one who catches blame for Washington’s infamously hated gridlock: Voters say Republicans in Congress are just as much a part of the problem. The survey, which was conducted from July 31 to Aug. 1 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points, found that 69 percent of respondents believe the political gridlock is all about scoring partisan points, while a measly 20 percent believes

SketchFactor app racistly helps users
avoid ´sketchy´ black neighbourhoods
Independent [UK], by Christopher Hooton    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/8/2014 1:03:29 PM     Post Reply
A new app from smiling young white people in suits has come under fire for crowdsourcing tips on "sketchy" neighbourhoods in order to help pedestrians avoid trouble. Creators Daniel Herrington and Allison McGuire, who previously provoked anger over their GhettoTracker website, insist on their website they are not "racists, bigots, sexists" but are simply trying to help people "take the guesswork out of city nagivation". A press release for SketchFactor is very careful not to link "sketchy" areas with race or poverty, joking that unwanted encounters might include a man wearing no pants or an R Kelly cover artist

Obama´s narrow, specific,
extremely limited action in Iraq
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 1:02:53 PM     Post Reply
The Drudge headline says, "Obama Bombs Iraq." The Washington Examiner headline says, "U.S. military aircraft conducts first airstrike in Iraq." The Washington Post headline says, "U.S. launches airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq." All are entirely accurate, but what is perhaps most notable about President Obama´s rationale for action, laid out in a brief address to the nation Thursday night, is how precisely limited the president´s directive is. Some Republicans are calling for Obama to take broad and decisive action in Iraq. This is most definitely not it. In the president´s first sentence Wednesday night, he stressed that he was authorizing



School District Bans Birthday Cupcakes
Because They Aren´t Fair
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 12:45:57 PM     Post Reply
An elementary school in the outer suburbs of Atlanta has outlawed birthday cupcakes, cookies and, in fact, all food from birthday parties over fears that some kids with food allergies could feel sad and left out. Officials at Brooks Elementary School in Newnan, Ga. announced the draconian new policy for the upcoming school year via a letter to parents, reports The Newnan Times-Herald. “When parents have brought in goodies for birthdays, oftentimes these children are not included in the snack because of dietary restrictions and have felt left out,” Julie Raschen, principal of Brooks Elementary, said, according to the Times-Herald.

Boehner Decries Obama’s ‘Absence
Of A Strategy’ In Iraq
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 12:41:04 PM     Post Reply
Speaker of the House John Boehner on Friday said he approves of President Obama’s airstrikes in Iraq, but denounced the administration for an apparent lack of a strategy to deal with the Islamic militants terrorizing the country and religious minorities. “The president’s authorization of airstrikes is appropriate, but like many Americans, I am dismayed by the ongoing absence of a strategy for countering the grave threat ISIS poses to the region,” Boehner said in a statement. “Vital national interests are at stake, yet the White House has remained disengaged despite warnings from Iraqi leaders, Congress, and even members of its

Texas principal fired for telling
students to speak English
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 12:34:16 PM     Post Reply
The Texas principal who was placed on administrative leave and then fired for telling Hispanic students at her middle school that they should speak English in the classroom can now speak freely — the gag order has expired — and says that her request only mirrored what’s written in state law. Amy Lacey was placed on administrative leave in 2013 after she asked via an intercom announcement that Hempstead Middle School students should speak English in the classroom. She shortly after learned that the school board declined to renew her contract and would be firing her. Meanwhile, reports swirled that Ms. Lacey

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Courting
Latino Vote, One Latin American
Country At A Time
Fox News Latino & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 12:29:02 PM     Post Reply
With midterm elections around the corner, and the 2016 presidential campaign season starting to kick into gear, Republican politicians are once again looking for a way to woo Latino voters to the ballot box in their favor. And one way they hope to draw in their votes is by looking south. Some GOP leaders in Washington have hindered the party´s relationship with the Hispanic bloc by comparing the current situation with the influx of Central American migrants as an “invasion” and passing legislation to accelerate the deportation of the unaccompanied children. Others, however, realizing the Latino vote cost them the White



Top U.S. officer in Iraq: ´We
must neutralize this enemy´
Military Times, by Michelle Tan    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 8/8/2014 12:28:23 PM     Post Reply
The violent advances of Islamic militants in Iraq is not an isolated problem but rather a “growing global challenge” that needs to be dealt with, the top American general in Iraq told Army Times. “We must neutralize this enemy,” said Army Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek, chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq in a Wednesday phone interview. “This is not just an Iraqi issue. This is not just a regional issue. This is a common enemy issue that we’ve got to address.” Islamic State fighters have advanced across the northern and western parts of Iraq, seizing control of cities such as Mosul

Readin´, Writin´ and
Social Justice Agitatin´
Townhall.com, by Michelle Malkin    Original Article
Posted By: Ken M.- 8/8/2014 12:26:36 PM     Post Reply
It´s back-to-school season across the country. But in an increasing number of districts, "back to school" doesn´t mean back to learning. Under the reign of social justice indoctrinators, academics are secondary to political agitation. Activism trumps achievement. In Massachusetts, the John J. Duggan Middle School will open on August 25 with a new name and mission. It is now a "social justice magnet school." As a hiring advertisement for teachers explained earlier this year, the emphasis will be on "helping students develop the necessary skills to analyze and synthesize information and to generate empathy by looking at multiple sides of

President Obama finally moves
against the “jayvee,” sort of
PowerLine, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/8/2014 12:26:25 PM     Post Reply
In an interview with the New Yorker’s David Remnick in January, President Obama dismissed ISIS as the “jayvee”: "The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant." Yesterday, with much of Iraq now in the jayvee’s hands, Obama finally recognized it as enough of a threat to warrant the authorization of U.S. military action. Sort of: "To stop the advance on Irbil, I directed our military to take targeted strikes against ISIL terrorist convoys should they move towards the city." What is

Nevada family reportedly faces
$1.2M in medical bills over
ObamaCare typo, confusion
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 12:22:50 PM     Post Reply
A Nevada family reportedly is grappling with more than $1 million in medical bills, after the insurance they bought on the ObamaCare exchange refused to pay claims over a typo and other issues. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Kynell and Amber Smith are dealing with a six-month nightmare. It all started when Amber Smith in February delivered her daughter five weeks early. Her 40-day hospital stay reportedly included two surgeries. But the Review-Journal reports that the Anthem Blue Cross insurance they got through the Nevada Health Link -- an ObamaCare exchange -- is not paying claims. The payments are being denied, reportedly

To Be Liked or to Be Feared:
That Is the Question
PJ Media, by Michael Widlanski    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 12:11:23 PM     Post Reply
“If you want to understand the world,” my great professor of Arabic at Columbia told me, “you need only remember this: “The British want to be respected; The French want to be admired; The Russians want to be feared; And the Americans want to be liked.” It was one of many things — Arab literature and Arabic composition and style (al-inshaa wa-al–usloob) — given me by Professor Pierre Cachia, a wise and worldly man who tells jokes in English, French and Arabic, all perfectly grammatical. If I told my professor’s joke to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, there is a chance


Squeegee men are back
terrorizing NYC streets
New York Post, by Erin Calabrese, Kathleen Culliton *    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/8/2014 12:07:54 PM     Post Reply
They were the ultimate symbol of the lawlessness and blight of the 1980s and early 1990s — and now they’re making a comeback. Squeegee men are menacing motorists across New York City, including spots near the Holland, Lincoln and Queens-Midtown tunnels, as well as the Queensboro Bridge, The Post has learned. Residents and drivers who pass through the areas said the panhandlers are spraying and wiping windshields without permission to shake down drivers for cash. Their sudden return is an ominous sign according to the proven “broken windows” theory that has kept the city safe by having cops crack down

Don´t Give Booker a Pass
National Review, by Eliana Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/8/2014 12:06:50 PM     Post Reply
Cory Booker may be the most puzzling man in the Senate. We don’t know where he lives. We don’t know whom, if anyone, he lives with. And he’s been caught in lie after lie about his heroics. Yet, this enigma of a man has emerged as the king of odd-couple bromance, using selfies and Instagram posts to burnish his stardom even as he appears surprisingly vulnerable in his upcoming bid for reelection. Take, as an instance of his mysteriousness, his reported affinity for “mani-pedis.” While mayor of Newark, Booker told Du Jour magazine that he “found this 24-hour mani-pedi place” where

Who Are These ISIS Guys and Why
Is Obama Willing to Bomb Them?
PJ Media, by Michael Ledeen    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 12:04:24 PM     Post Reply
It may well be that ISIS is one of at least two too-clever-by-half operations masterminded by our enemies. At the beginning, ISIS spun off from Al Qaeda because, we were told, Zawahari was too moderate for them. AQ didn’t slaughter enough, didn’t crucify enough, wasn’t psychotic enough for their taste. It seems that Iran gave ISIS support, in keeping with its well-documented practice of supporting all sides in other countries’ internal conflicts, the better to a) figure out what’s going on, b) penetrate organizations that might win, and seem actually or potentially dangerous to Tehran, and c) spread riot and ruin,

Mystery Sacramento ´Water
Vigilante´ Cuts off Water to Homes
Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 11:47:07 AM     Post Reply
FOX 40 in Sacramento has updated the latest actions of the “water vigilante” of East Sacramento, who roams through East Sacramento at night checking for houses running water wastefully, then retaliates. Stephanie Matulich, whose house was targeted on one of her designated watering nights, said, “The water main is situated at the front of my house, hidden by some bushes, but it’s off. That orange knob right there. He decided to just turn off my water.” She explained how her system works, saying, “So I hit enter, and then at that point it starts the watering. Then, after twenty minutes

Andrew W.K. Unites America with
Response to Man Complaining of
‘Super Right-Wing’ Dad
Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2014 11:46:20 AM     Post Reply
Andrew W.K. is known as many things: Hard rocker, party enthusiast, motivational speaker, Brony icon, cultural ambassador to Bahrain (of our dreams), and all-around nice guy. And so it should come as no surprise he also wants to act as a uniter, a harbinger of friendship and humanity. On weekly basis, W.K. answers questions for an advice column in the Village Voice. This week’s iteration has been making the rounds on the web for its political nature. “I’m writing because I just can’t deal with my father anymore,” the anonymous reader submits. “He’s a 65-year-old super right-wing conservative who has

Good News for U.S. Capital Markets
American Magazine, by Peter J. Wallison    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 8/8/2014 11:43:13 AM     Post Reply
After its last meeting at the end of July, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) announced that it has “directed staff to undertake a more focused analysis of industry-wide products and activities” in the asset management industry. This has been interpreted as a step back from the FSOC´s earlier position that the financial distress of large asset managers — or at least the funds they manage — could have systemic effects on the U.S. financial system and thus warrant designation as systemically important financial institutions, or SIFIs. The Wall Street Journal reported that the FSOC had “agreed to revamp their

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