Two recent events have renewed my faith in conservatism’s eccentricity. The first was Secession 2012!, wherein thousands of Americans responded to Obama’s win by collectively threatening to leave the country. The endless online debates about the legal validity of such a move illustrated how historically literate the average American actually is--while the revelation that the leader of the Alabama secession movement was doing it to get his topless car wash back showed just how deliciously bloody minded they can be, too. "From my cold, dead hand…" The second curio came from England, where the Anglican Synod voted down
I am in London watching student protests for " more free education". Their parents are out Screaming" no increase in property taxes and protesting austerity measures". Where do these idiots think that the money comes from? America! Pay attention to this. This is what we will be if the spending is not brought under control.
According to what I have read, more expats, living in other countries but still citizens of the USA, have renounced their citizenship, than ever before. Under obama´s "leadership" a great many companies have transferred their manufacturing to foreign countries with the aid of taxpayers´ money. And, with suicide at an all time high, it would appear a variety of exits from this benighted country are being chosen.
This author points out the many ironies inherent in the take over of new fundamental beliefs at every level in society. Liberalism which is basically a refusal to grow up and accept the responsibilities of adulthood to see and deal with reality is taking over everywhere. The fact that this is so destructive means the trend will change but for now we need to find a hiding place to survive and rebuild from scratch when we can. #3 I like your slogan...
Yes, no representation without taxation. In other words unless you contribute more in taxes to the government than you receive in aid and entitlements from them, you don´t vote. That will stop people voting themselves a nice income from the taxpayer.
The Royal Marine jailed for at least ten years for murdering a badly wounded Taliban insurgent should have his sentence halved to a maximum of five years. That is the overwhelming view of the public in a poll conducted for The Mail on Sunday--the first survey since the sentence was imposed on Sergeant Alexander Blackman. A total of 39 percent disagree with the ten-year minimum life sentence for Sgt Blackman, with 37 percent in favour. However, almost six out of ten say he should serve a maximum of five years behind bars. And one in three say he should not
An illegal immigrant from Albania with three American-born children who was to be deported Tuesday has been granted a reprieve, gaining at least one more year in America. [Snip] Precetaj received a call from authorities Friday afternoon telling her to report to the immigration office in Detroit for the removal of her tether. While there, she was given a letter which informed her that her stay of removal request had been granted for one year. ´Now I can [chaperone] my son’s field trip to Ohio,´ Precetaj told the Detroit Free Press. The Free Press notes that when Precetaj´s one year
Chuck Hagel, the US Defence Secretary, today sought to reassure Gulf states concerned about the recent nuclear deal with Iran by providing an unprecedented breakdown of America’s military presence in the region. Several leading pro-Western Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, have expressed displeasure about the recent interim agreement reached with Iran in Geneva over its nuclear programme, fearing that it could result in the U.S. abandoning its long-established ties with Gulf states in return for better relations with Tehran. But speaking at the annual Manama Dialogue international security conference in Bahrain, Mr Hagel went out of his way
Three members of a so-called ´Muslim Patrol´ were today jailed at the Old Bailey for repeatedly trying to enforce Sharia law in East London. Jordan Horner and another Islamic extremist told one couple they could not hold hands while walking down the street, because it was in a ´Muslim area´. The radicals also attacked a group of men drinking in the road, and told a woman she would face ´hell fire´ because of the way she was dressed. Horner, 19, Ricardo MacFarlane, 36, and a 23-year-old man who cannot be named for legal reasons were sentenced to 68 weeks, 12
A primary school has banned Enid Blyton children´s stories so it could win a race equality award. The Famous Five classics were dumped because they had ´inappropriate ethnic stereotypes´ with references to gypsies, golliwogs and a dog with a name starting with ´N´. [Snip] Two of the offending stories were Blyton´s Five Go To Mystery Moor and The Children of Kidillin. The much-loved author wrote more than 600 books before her death in 1968. In the 1990s some of her stories were edited to remove parts that were considered racist, sexist or anti-Semitic. Deputy head Phil Clarke said many of
Dozens of people have died in northern Kenya in a week of fierce clashes between rival ethnic groups, aid sources and reports said. The ongoing unrest, centred around the town of Moyale in Marsabit county on the frontier with Ethiopia, has seen villages burned down and many families forced to flee over the border. According to the Standard newspaper, at least 27 people have been killed and thousands more displaced over the past week. Kenyan peace and anti-tribalism campaigner Jaffer Isaak said he believed the toll was somewhere between 70 and 120 dead, while an independent international aid source, who asked not to
Despite ongoing anger about how the U.S. government is snooping on people around the world, one agency is still keen to boast about its spying - with a creepy cartoon octopus and an alarming logo. A top-secret rocket carrying spy satellites for the National Reconnaissance Office launched from the central California coast late on Thursday, and it had a large badge emblazoned on the side The new logo features a huge and sinister octopus, with just one angry eye visible, as it wraps its tentacles round the globe. Written underneath is: ´Nothing Is Beyond Our Reach.´
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he´s looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media. CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us. CORN: He´s trying to rally people behind this vision that he´s been promoting for a couple years. FINEMAN: By the way, he did it the end here, today, Chris, not by defending specifics, but by explaining why he´s in the game to begin with. And I don´t know about you, he´s
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a