A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


It’s right versus wrong,
not left versus right

The Aspen Times (CO), by Melanie Sturm

Original Article

Posted By:AVFD15, 7/3/2014 7:49:52 AM

Imagine a July 4th tradition like Hollywood’s where each year the Oscars pay homage to fallen stars. Liberty-loving Americans would fete public servants who’ve honored Thomas Jefferson’s rule to “leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.” Might celebrating trustworthy stewards inspire Americans to Think Again about our Founders’ insights, ingraining a culture that prizes democratic accountability and lawful government, the one that transformed our risky political experiment into history’s freest and most prosperous society? We’d be celebrating two recently passed stalwarts who put country and constitutional order before party: Sen. Howard Baker, the Senate Watergate Committee’s ranking Republican,

Comments:
Answer this question from the article:

But who are the extremists? Those who advocate free markets, equality under the law, fiscal responsibility, constitutional adherence, in God we trust and peace through strength — the campaign platform of David Brat, Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s vanquisher — or the ruling elite who subvert these guiding principles?

      


Post Reply   End of Thread  


Post Reply   Close thread 790801

End of Thread  



Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "AVFD15"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "AVFD15"



It’s right versus wrong,
not left versus right
The Aspen Times (CO), by Melanie Sturm    Original Article
Posted By: AVFD15- 7/3/2014 7:49:52 AM     Post Reply
Imagine a July 4th tradition like Hollywood’s where each year the Oscars pay homage to fallen stars. Liberty-loving Americans would fete public servants who’ve honored Thomas Jefferson’s rule to “leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.” Might celebrating trustworthy stewards inspire Americans to Think Again about our Founders’ insights, ingraining a culture that prizes democratic accountability and lawful government, the one that transformed our risky political experiment into history’s freest and most prosperous society? We’d be celebrating two recently passed stalwarts who put country and constitutional order before party: Sen. Howard Baker, the Senate Watergate Committee’s ranking Republican,

   

 

R-G1
  


 
Universities and Bureaucracies:
Close-minded Havens
Aspen Times (CO), by Melanie Sturm    Original Article
Posted By: AVFD15- 6/5/2014 5:40:47 PM     Post Reply
“I’m not young enough to know everything,” Oscar Wilde observed, as if reflecting on the Great Commencement Speaker Flap of 2014. However, Jimi Hendrix was young when he offered advice that today’s college students should heed — “knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” Unmindful that earned wisdom is derived from asking the right questions — not identifying the wrong answers — too many students graduate into a complex and conflict-riddled world without the insights that come from the clash of opposing viewpoints. Is it surprising then, that so many intractable problems plague our society, like military veterans

Kermit Gosnell reminds of the
necessity of bearing witness to truth
Washington Examiner, by Melanie L. Sturm    Original Article
Posted By: AVFD15- 5/15/2014 2:18:22 PM     Post Reply
There are childhood memories so penetrating, they run like movie reels in the mind’s eye, molding our character. My vintage 8mm features my European-born grandmother turning tearful and tongue-tied upon mention of her family, lost in the Holocaust. Her heartbreak, and the gruesome photos I ogled in my parents´ edition of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, were mind-boggling. When I was 13, Holocaust survivor Gerda Klein appeared often in my thoughts, helping me process the unfathomable. Like a narrator, she recounted her death-defying odyssey from an idyllic childhood through ghettos, slave-labor camps,

Science as McCarthysim
National Review Online, by Rupert Darwall    Original Article
Posted By: AVFD15- 5/15/2014 2:07:47 PM     Post Reply
On Monday, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson took a tilt at climate skeptics. “The assumption that the vast majority in a scientific field is engaged in fraud or corruption is frankly conspiratorial,” Gerson wrote. As a non-scientist, he decided that the answer to the question of whether humans had warmed the planet was to trust scientists. The article’s timing was unfortunate. Three weeks ago, Lennart Bengtsson, a leading Swedish meteorologist approaching his 80s, announced that he was joining the avowedly skeptical Global Warming Policy Foundation think tank. In an interview with Spiegel Online, Bengtsson spoke of the need for climate-model predictions

The Truth About
Lying´s Consequences
Aspen Times (CO), by Melanie Sturm    Original Article
Posted By: AVFD15- 4/24/2014 8:58:27 AM     Post Reply
“You can’t handle the truth!” Jack Nicholson shouted at Tom Cruise during the climactic court-martial scene in the movie “A Few Good Men.” Caught in a lie that exposed his “above-the-law” mentality, Nicholson’s character, Col. Jessup, justifies his lawlessness, declaring, “I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it!” It’s a riveting scene, pitting security against the rule of law. But before agreeing with Jessup that lawfulness conflicts with freedom, Think Again.

Who’s Imposing Their Values On Whom?
The Aspen Times (CO), by Melanie Sturm    Original Article
Posted By: AVFD15- 4/10/2014 8:40:46 AM     Post Reply
Shouldn’t college students know as much American civics as they do pop culture? MRCTV went to American University to find out, discovering few students who could name a single U.S. senator or the number of senators from each state, though most knew the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go.” Equally surprising are polls showing that only one-quarter of Americans can identify the vice president or name more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment (religion, speech, press, assembly and petition), though over half knew at least two cartoon characters from “The Simpsons.” Before suggesting Americans’ ignorance is bliss

   

 

R-VAR_AD
  


 
Countering Lawlessness,
Putin and Obama´s
Aspen Times (CO), by Melanie Sturm    Original Article
Posted By: AVFD15- 3/27/2014 8:46:52 AM     Post Reply
Since Teddy Roosevelt counseled, “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” U.S. presidents have followed his advice, cautioning adversaries to resolve conflicts peacefully or suffer consequences. Even President Carter brandished America’s big stick upon learning that bad things happen when you’re not respected, prompting him to Think Again about deterrence given “the Soviets’ ultimate goals.” But today, after unilaterally “resetting” relations with repressive regimes including Iran and Russia — whose Ukraine incursion is “the gravest threat to European security and stability since the end of the Cold War,” proclaimed NATO’s chief — America’s posture is more akin to “speak loudly and carry

Unruly Progressives
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: AVFD15- 3/26/2014 11:21:12 AM     Post Reply
Shortly after Barack Obama rose to the presidency, the Right became fascinated by Saul Alinsky, and in particular by the philosopher and community organizer’s “Rules for Radicals.” Many on the right focused their attention on Alinsky’s Fourth Rule: “Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.” The strategy of “making them live up to their own book of rules” is frequently mentioned and discussed these days at Breitbart.com, Instapundit, Ace of Spades, and just



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Medical staff warned: Keep
your mouths shut about illegal
immigrants or face arrest

67 replie(s)
Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/1/2014 4:16:26 PM     Post Reply
A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say. In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp. They said taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans. I have agreed to not to disclose their identities because they fear retaliation and prosecution.

´Return to sender!´ Hundreds of furious
protestors block road for buses carrying
140 women and children illegal immigrants
and force them back to the border

47 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/2/2014 6:10:36 AM     Post Reply
A crowd of 300 angry protestors forced three buses carrying 140 undocumented migrant children and their parents to turn around in Murrieta, California, on Tuesday after they blocked the road. The dramatic confrontation between the flag waving protestors and the Homeland Security buses came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to resist the federal government´s plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border. Holding up banners that said ´Return to Sender´ and suggesting the children should be sent to the White House instead, the irate protestors succeeded when the buses

Target asks customers
to leave firearms at home

29 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/2/2014 12:17:42 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK — Target is asking its customers to not bring firearms into its stores, even where it is allowed by law. In a statement posted Wednesday on the retailer´s corporate blog, interim CEO John Mulligan said that Target wants a "safe and inviting" atmosphere for its shoppers and employees. "Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create," he said. (Snip) A group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America gathered nearly 400,000 signatures for a petition asking Target to prohibit shoppers from carrying guns

   

 

B-G1


 
McConnell: ‘Nice Family Fight’
of Primaries Over, Time to
Unify to Take Senate

25 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Rodrigo Sermeno    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/1/2014 10:51:06 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – Republicans see the November midterm elections as an opportunity to take the nation on a different path and call for a new conservative message focusing on the problems of regular Americans. During the latest convention of conservative activist Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington, D.C., Republicans confidently proclaimed that the GOP has an opportunity to turn back the past six years of President Obama’s administration in the midterm elections. “There’s only one thing to be done in 2014…and that is to take back America by taking back the Senate,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said

Top Obama Adviser Dismisses
Shrine To Herself As ´Gag Gift´

22 replie(s)
Business Insider, by Colin Campbell    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/1/2014 1:53:46 PM     Post Reply
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, has a unique item of herself in her office: a photo of herself with three figurines bowing down in worship in front of it. The photo drew attention after Jarrett´s "Meet the Press" interview Sunday — and Jarrett posted a tweet Tuesday afternoon assuring her supporters the display was simply a novelty item. "Don´t worry friends, it was a gag gift," Jarrett wrote, pivoting to some White House messaging about the economy. "Us strong women don´t need worship," she continued, "just an economy for the 21st century. #WomenSucceed." Business Insider directly

Monica Lewinsky: I was
´virgin to humiliation´

21 replie(s)
Politico, by Kendall Breitman    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/1/2014 10:09:13 AM     Post Reply
In Monica Lewinsky’s first television interview in ten years, the former White House intern will open up about going from “a virgin to humiliation” to “the most humiliated woman in the world.” In clips of her interview with National Geographic obtained by the TODAY show, the former White House intern recalls her experiences after the public release of the Starr report. “That was one of the worst days of my life,” Lewinsky said. “I was a virgin to humiliation of that level, until that day.”

Men’s rights activists, gathering to discuss
all the ways society has done them wrong

21 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Monica Hesse    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/1/2014 2:44:07 PM     Post Reply
St. Claire Shores, MI -The feminists hadn’t shown up yet, but they could, at any moment, with their protest signs and screaming. The threat of them was an infuriating and exhilarating specter throughout the weekend, a symbol of the oppression facing the men’s rights activists who had gathered to meet for their inaugural conference. Early Friday before the opening session, a wispy trail of men — mostly white, college-through-retirement-age — waited for the doors to open outside of this Veterans of Foreign Wars outpost in suburban Detroit. One man talked about his ex-wife. A lot of guys talked about their ex-wives.

WH Press Sec: Obama Not Worried
About GOP Response to Executive Orders

21 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/1/2014 4:18:05 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is not too concerned about possible Republican responses to its unilateral administrative actions on immigration. “What that they might sue?” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said laughing when asked Tuesday about possible Republican retaliation for the executive action. “They announced they were doing that last week,” he continued. “So, the prospect that Republicans might do even more to try to obstruct the president’s agenda I think is a little far-fetched. It seems to me they have tried every single thing they can think of already to block progress for this country so the fact that they

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Honorary School Counselor Michelle
Obama: ´College Is for Everyone´

21 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/2/2014 9:23:50 PM     Post Reply
Higher education is no longer just for kids in the top quarter or the top half of the class. College is for everyone," First lady Michelle Obama told a gathering of school counselors in Florida on Tuesday. "Every student in this country needs some higher education, whether that´s two-year degree, a four-year degree, or professional training of some sort." Mrs. Obama went to the annual meeting of the American School Counselor Association in Florida to thank counselors for taking on a demanding job without the resources necessary to meet the challenges. They, in turn, made her an honorary school counselor.

Baptist Pastor Charges Thad Cochran
Campaign With Illegally Paying For Black
Votes In His Mississippi Primary Win

20 replie(s)
Forbes, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/1/2014 2:14:35 PM     Post Reply
Reverend Steve Fielder, a pastor at the First Union Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi, has accused Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran’s campaign of engaging in an illegal and criminal campaign scheme to purchase the votes of black community members. The suspect votes were cast during Cochran’s successful effort to defeat Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi Republican primary run-off held last week. If true, such an action would be clearly illegal under both federal law and Mississippi statutes, specifically MS Code 97-13-1; MS Code 97-13-3 (2013) (Federal Code 18 U.S.C. 597, U.S.C. 1973i(c)), each punishable by a prison

There´s nothing undemocratic
about strategic voting

20 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/2/2014 5:35:24 AM     Post Reply
Mississippi sore loser Chris McDaniel and his supporters wouldn´t like me too much. For many years in the state where I was born, I voted in primaries for people I didn´t like, didn´t agree with and had no intention of voting for later -- secure in the thought I was doing my best in a bad situation I had no part in bringing about. Yes, years before Operation Chaos occurred to Rush Limbaugh, I had been voting strategically in New York. Here´s how it all came about. Back in the Stone Age when I began voting, I was a genuine

Police arrest McDonald´s worker behind
brutal beating of mother caught on video

19 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/1/2014 8:51:56 AM     Post Reply
The woman who police say viciously attacked a New Jersey mother in front of her two-year-old son has turned herself into authorities. Latia Harris, 25, surrendered to police on Monday night in relation to last week´s brutal that was captured on video. Authorities say they were ´close to capturing´ the fugitive over the weekend in Philadelphia. Harris faces two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of making terroristic threats. The 4´9" tall, 100 pound Ferreira says the attack left her with a broken nose and a mild concussion. Police say Harris is the attacker seen in the video wearing a red McDonald´s

   

Post Reply   Close thread 790801

End of Thread  




Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS