by The Right Scoop:
It was a great for Hannity to bring on Thomas Sowell to talk more about Derrick Bell and how that mindset is a part of Obama’s administration, specifically with Eric Holder:
by The Right Scoop:
Thomas Sowell went on the Mark Levin radio show on Wednesday to talk about his newly revised book Intellectuals and Society. Below is the full interview:
By Jeff Poor – The Daily Caller:
“[I’m] in fear and trembling because I have this terrible feeling that they’re going to end up giving this election to Barack Obama,” Sowell said. “And I cannot imagine what this country will be like after a second term for Obama, after he has had a chance to pack the Supreme Court with his own nominees who will rubber-stamp anything he does regardless of how much it may violate the Constitution.”
“He is an extremely clever politician. He knows that one of the ways to get votes is to simply create dependencies. And he’s doing it all over the place and no one seems to be calling him on it. Most recent thing I heard is he’s going to bail out housing speculators who are one of the reasons for the boom and bust in the housing market. But the point is those are the people who are going to vote for him.”
Sowell urged Republicans not to expect the beleaguered economy to be the key to electoral success in November. He pointed to former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s run of victories, despite the Great Depression.
by Christine Dhanagom:
(LifeSiteNews.com) – Four-year-old Kyle Morlock may not be alive today were it not for the intercession of a compassionate nurse, a network of Christian missionaries, and above all, the courage of a young woman who had come to India prepared to do whatever God asked of her.
Kyle’s biological mother hailed from a remote Indian village hundreds of miles from the hospital where he was born. She was pregnant out-of-wedlock, and her family wanted no part of the shame that comes with that status. They told her to leave until the pregnancy was over, and to come back without the baby. The country’s trash dumpsters were a common fate for such children.
The young mother chose to go to the city of Kalimpong, where she gave birth to a three-and-a-half pound baby boy at the local hospital. Not far away, an American missionary was about to get a phone call that would change her life. A nurse at the hospital wanted to save the little boy, and when she contacted some Christian missionaries, they gave her a name: Becky Morlock.
by Christine Dhanagom:
(LifeSiteNews.com) – Two pro-life advocates who were arrested and held in jail for 24 hours while peacefully demonstrating outside a high school in Mississippi say they were told by police that they were detained simply because they were talking about abortion.
The two women, Kristina Garza and Brianna Baxter, were demonstrating peacefully Monday afternoon outside Murrah High School in Jackson, Mississippi. Members of the Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust Campus Life Team, they were attempting to educate students about abortion using pro-life literature and graphic signs that depict aborted babies at various gestational stages, beginning at nine weeks.
by Brandon Darby:
Something changed in Hanks. As the producer for the anti-Sarah Palin film “Game Change,” Hanks left the pedestal I had placed him on and entered the world of being nothing more than a merchant of Leftist smear.
Deciding to engage in a lying, disingenuous smear on Palin is even a step further into his ideological vomit. Hanks, with all his money, power, goodwill and influence, has chosen to join his Democratic friends in attacking a strong conservative woman with an impeccable record of success and service. Hanks has joined the likes of his fellow Democrat, Larry Flynt. As the Hustler publisher who brought his porn mag into the realm of focusing in on airbrushed women urinating, Flynt hopped aboard the anti-Palin bandwagon long before Hanks. Let us remember Flynt’s attack on Palin’s young disabled child. Flynt said young Trig Palin was not a life but a mass of cells that should’ve been aborted. Why Hanks would join forces with such a disgusting band of Palin-haters is beyond me.
It seems that these physicists were open to challenging one of their most precious theories, special relativity. Einstein’s theory emerged from the tests unscathed, but the very fact that they were willing to consider the possibility that special relativity was wrong, and to test it in a meaningful way, is significant. He continues:
Questioning our laws, even on the basis of preliminary experiments, is a healthy exercise. We must assume that the next fundamental physics revolution is just beyond our nose, safely outside the reach of our brains, but within the grasp of the next truly innovative experiment.
So what is the theory that many biologists “hold dearer than most”? Clearly, it’s evolution. But when was the last time you saw an article like this in Nature, that praised the willingness of biologists to challenge core tenets of evolution, like natural selection or common descent? Never.
Eloise Lee and Robert Johnson:
The J-20’s development is also moving along much faster than anyone had expected. Back in 2009, Gen. He Weirong, deputy commander of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force said in a TV interview that the J-20 wouldn’t be operational until 2017-2019. That estimate will likely be revised if work continues at the current pace.
Bill Sweetman at AviationWeek points out that for all its headway, no one is yet sure what the J-20 is for. He speculates that given the aircraft’s size and weapons bays, it may be used to “threaten intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets and tankers, by using stealth and speed to defeat their escorts.”
By Major Garrett:
In fact, Obama’s reelection campaign has a split personality when it comes to the general election. One side is confident and growing more so about the turbulent GOP primary, an improving U.S. economy, and better numbers for Obama in swing states. The other side harbors fears bordering on paranoia about massive spending by the GOP and outside super PACs for the party’s nominee.
“There is already unprecedented super-PAC spending going on,” Messina said. “There will be super-PAC spending in key states against us. We have to be prepared for that.”
To prepare for it, Obama’s campaign has put the rest of the Democratic Party on a starvation diet. Messina and senior White House adviser David Plouffe (Obama’s 2008 campaign manager) have told top Democrats that they won’t receive any cash transfers from Obama’s campaign or the Democratic National Committee. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sought commitments for $30 million, the amount distributed to them in the 2008 and 2010 election cycles. Not this time.
by Cal Thomas:
This is where our indifference to human life and its Creator has led us. Requiring ultrasounds before a woman has an abortion will help restore recognition of a baby’s right to live and of our own humanity.
by The Right Scoop:
Islamic group Boko Haram seeks to expunge the infidel Christians from Nigeria by kidnapping their infidel women and demanding as ransom their infidel families leave the country (via Weasel Zippers):
by Don Surber:
Life Site News has the headline of the day — “Lesbian denied Communion at her mother’s funeral is also a Buddhist.”
This was a case in Gaithersburg, Maryland, that drew national attention by what Rush Limbaugh calls the drive-by media. The reporters took the lefty narrative of a homophobic priest denying a woman a rite at her mother’s funeral and made Father Marcel Guarnizo of St. John Neumann Catholic Church a villain. Michael S. Rosenwald of the Washington Post was quite indignant, blogging:
By Mario Loyola:
The news wires are reporting that President Obama actively lobbied Senate Democrats to defeat the Keystone pipeline yesterday. The effect of blocking the Keystone XL Pipeline is to defer 700,000 barrels of oil per day. And as I reported at The Weekly Standard recently, the president’s policy of choking off oil production under federal leases will prevent another 1 million barrels of oil per day this year, and even more next year.
Obama will soon be personally responsible for preventing some 2 million barrels per day of possible North American crude oil production from reaching the American economy. The U.S. currently produces only about 6 million barrels of domestic crude oil, so that would be more than a 30 percent increase in domestic production.
By David Catron:
During a recent conversation about the HHS anti-conscience mandate, a friend who is neither Catholic nor particularly religious asked the following rhetorical question about the Obama administration: Do these people know who they’re messing with? Her point, of course, was that the Church has spent nearly two millennia crushing attempts by secular rulers to dictate the way it carries out its charitable ministries. Commanding Catholic hospitals to fund sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortifacients isn’t like twisting the arm of some roundheel congressman. It’s going to take more than the usual Chitown chicanery to cow a venerable and well-funded organization that has brought more than one emperor to his knees.
Nonetheless, it isn’t at all clear that Obama, his cadre of Chicago sycophants, and their accomplices in the media do understand “who they’re messing with.” If they think the absurd Sandra Fluke and their phony crusade against a fictional “war on women” will make the very real issue of religious liberty go away, they are even dumber than their policies suggest. In fact, it could mean they are so clueless that it may indeed be possible to beat them in November — even with Mitt Romney as the GOP presidential nominee.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Europe is in shambles. Nations are going bankrupt. There are riots in the streets. So you would guess that the folks at the European Commission are focused on some big issues.
But you would be wrong.
The eurocrats in Brussels have much bigger fish to fry. They’re addressing the unmitigated horror of inadequate female representation in corporate boardrooms and contemplating continent-wide quotas.
I’m not kidding. Here are some excerpts from the New York Times report.
J. Robert Smith:
Here at home, the Washington Post reports that President Obama intends to double-down on government-centered remedies (read “failures”) to deal with the ongoing housing market depression. Our illustrious president, never shy to use Uncle Sam’s grossly overleveraged credit cards, wants to extend government assistance to homeowners and real estate investors (with some caveats) who are “excessively indebted.”
Meanwhile, the slow-motion dominoes continue to fall in the EU. London’s The Telegraph has Ambrose Evans-Pritchard opining about how EU’s elites are further fueling an historic folly-in-the-making. First, Greece, and now, very likely, Portugal are headed for crashes. Can Spain and Italy be far behind? And thereafter?
Here’s the gist of Evans-Pritchard’s alarm:
by Phil Orenstein:
Editor’s note: Below is a letter written by Phil Orenstein to UC Irvine administrators regarding UCI’s rejection of the Wallenberg Statue. It seeks to push back against and to expose the hostile anti-Semitic climate on the UCI campus. See Jamie Glazov’s Frontpage interview with Peter Lancz on “The Raoul Wallenberg World Campaign against Racism,” here.)
Dear Dean Lewis, President Yudof, and Chancellor Drake,
As a former college lecturer and current member of the National Conference on Jewish Affairs, I find it appalling and perplexing that University of California, Irvine would summarily reject, without explanation, the proposal for the erection of a commemorative Wallenberg statue on the University of California, Irvine campus (1). This would have served as an exemplary educational tool to teach the majority of the student body vastly unfamiliar with the heroic deeds of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who risked his life to save 100,000 Hungarian Jews from Nazi death camps (2).
Peter Lancz, son of Hungarian master sculptor, Paul Lancz who was saved by Wallenberg himself, had originally proposed to University of California president Mark Yudof that the statue be erected on the UC Irvine campus, which has in recent years become notorious for rampant anti-Semitic hate speech and obstruction of pro-Israel speakers. This stellar opportunity, funded through outside donors, has now been discarded, further tarnishing the reputation of UC Irvine.
Reflections on Richard Cravatts’ “Genocidal Liberalism: The University’s Jihad Against Israel & Jews”
by Mark Durie:
In the recent destruction of Commonwealth war graves in Benghazi, Libya (YouTube Video), you can see not just the desecration of graves, but attacks on crosses.
The radical Muslims who are kicking over and smashing headstones marked with crosses (and one with a Star of David), also took pains to demolish a tall “Cross of Sacrifice” standing at the edge of the cemetery.
This was no “furious mob” on a “rampage,” as a Daily Mail report put it. Nor was there any evidence in what they were saying that they were angry or reacting to Koran burning by the US military.
The men are methodically, deliberately, and in an organized fashion, going about destroying crosses and objects marked with crosses. Their mood seems happy. Every now and again the cry Allahu Akbar rings out, or a chuckle of joy. They pass comments on the graves as they kick them over: “Break the cross that belongs to those,” “This is the grave of a Christian,” and, “This tomb has a cross on it: a kaffir [disbeliever].”
At Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum on Wednesday night, scholars Antonia Maioni and David Bercuson debated the proposition that “Canada is not bilingual, binational, or bicultural.” Their arguments were published in Thursday’s National Post, with Maioni standing up for Canada’s dualistic character, and Bercuson dismissing it as a myth.
Based on the latest news out of Quebec (outlined in the paragraphs below), I am awarding game, set and match to Bercuson, who noted that bilingualism is strictly a one-way street. Or, in his words: “It’s … more than a little ironic that English-speaking Canada has been expected to embrace bilingualism when the very cause of so much bilingualism — to show francophone Quebecers that they are equal partners in Canada — has been scorned by Quebec itself, which postures as a unilingual French province.”
Now here’s that promised news item, courtesy of Montreal’s Gazette:
Just as Jews were once expelled from Arab lands, Christians are now being forced from countries they have long inhabited.
By MICHAEL OREN:
The church in Bethlehem had survived more than 1,000 years, through wars and conquests, but its future now seemed in jeopardy. Spray-painted all over its ancient stone walls were the Arabic letters for Hamas. The year was 1994 and the city was about to pass from Israeli to Palestinian control. I was meeting with the church’s clergy as an Israeli government adviser on inter-religious affairs. They were despondent but too frightened to file a complaint. The same Hamas thugs who had desecrated their sanctuary were liable to take their lives.
The trauma of those priests is now commonplace among Middle Eastern Christians. Their share of the region’s population has plunged from 20% a century ago to less than 5% today and falling. In Egypt, 200,000 Coptic Christians fled their homes last year after beatings and massacres by Muslim extremist mobs. Since 2003, 70 Iraqi churches have been burned and nearly a thousand Christians killed in Baghdad alone, causing more than half of this million-member community to flee. Conversion to Christianity is a capital offense in Iran, where last month Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani was sentenced to death. Saudi Arabia outlaws private Christian prayer.
As 800,000 Jews were once expelled from Arab countries, so are Christians being forced from lands they’ve inhabited for centuries.
The only place in the Middle East where Christians aren’t endangered but flourishing is Israel. Since Israel’s founding in 1948, its Christian communities (including Russian and Greek Orthodox, Catholics, Armenians and Protestants) have expanded more than 1,000%.