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What my grandfather taught me about Memorial Day

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2014

Childhood memories with my grandfather helped teach me the importance of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is a time for remembering the men and women who died while serving in our nation’s armed forces.  Every year, as I pay respect to those fallen, I’m also reminded of my grandfather, who we lovingly called “Poppy.” Poppy served in World War II, and I’ve previously honored him on…
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Closing of the Campus Mind on Men’s Rights

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2014

All people are equal, but some people are more equal than others on campus.

This video comes a little round-about. It started with a post by Dr. Helen Smith (h/t Instapundit) regarding some feminists trying to blame the Pick-Up Artist community for the mass murder by Elliot Rodger. Revelation No. 1: There’s a ” Pick-Up Artist community”? Do they have rights? Revelation No. 2: A reference to a…
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WaPo perpetuates myth that Bush Admin Iraq War supporters “outed” Valerie Plame

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2014

Bush Derangement Syndrome never rests.

A reader called to my attention this sentence  in a Washington Post report about the Obama administration outing the identity of the CIA Station Chief in Afghanistan (emphasis added): The disclosure marked a rare instance in which a CIA officer working overseas had his cover — the secrecy meant to protect his actual…
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Pope Francis in Israel, Day 2 (Photos and Video)

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2014

Visits memorial to victims of terrorism, Western Wall, Yad Vashem and Herzl grave.

Because of the time difference, I was not able to watch the Pope’s visits in Israel today to the Temple Mount, Western Wall, memorial to terror victims and the Yad Vashem. Here are some tweets and video of the events: The Pope’s stop at the memorial to terror victims is a good contrast…
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White House Quietly Releases Regulatory Agenda on Holiday Weekend

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2014

Most transparent administration, eva!

The Obama administration is fond of releasing news on Fridays and holiday weekends. Most people aren’t paying close attention to the media and a story can easily get buried without notice. Benjamin Goad of The Hill writes… White House unveils regulatory agenda The White House unveiled its semiannual regulatory agenda Friday, detailing its plans…
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Remembering Air Force Lt. Roslyn Schulte

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2014

May Her Memory Be For A Blessing

Air Force Lt. Roslyn Schulte of Ladue, Missouri, was buried on Memorial Day, 2009. We have remembered her previously as best we can: Remembering Lt. Roslyn Schulte – buried on Memorial Day 2009 (2012) Remembering Air Force Lt. Roslyn Schulte, of Ladue, Missouri, and others (2013) I noted in 2012: I remember seeing this post at Gateway Pundit, on…
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European Parliament Elections May 2014 Pie Chart

Insurrecto-splaining Euroskeptic fever breaking out in European Parliament elections

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2014

Results are not as simple as some are making them out to be

It’s too simple to say that “far right” or “fascist” parties did well in the European Parliament elections. It does seem clear that “Euroskeptic” parties on the right and left did well. Seems to me that what you are seeing is the long-awaited centrifugal forces of the EU showing the inherent instability…
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Candy tycoon Poroshenko declares victory in Ukraine election

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2014

Many polling stations closed in the east.

Sunday was election day in Ukraine, and while turnout appeared heavy at polling stations in Kiev, it was a different scene in portions of the east.  Nonetheless, Petro Poroshenko declared victory after preliminary exit polls signaled he’d won the majority of the votes. From CNN: Billionaire Petro Poroshenko declared victory Sunday in Ukraine’s…
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Democrats Grumble About Obama … in Private

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2014

“Detached, flat footed and incompetent.”

Obama’s fumbling of the VA scandal has even caused some Democrats to quietly criticize the president. Daniel Halper writes at The Weekly Standard… Democrats Privately Calling Obama ‘Detached,’ ‘Flat Footed,’ ‘Incompetent’ CNN’s John King reports that Democrats are privately calling President Obama “detached,” “flat footed,” and “incompetent.” “Forget for a moment that Republican outrage,” said…
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Pope Francis in Israel (Photos)

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2014

Two-day trip to the Holy Land

Pope Francis is in Israel this afternoon (Israel time) and tomorrow. The itinerary today, after a trip to Bethlehem, included arrival at Ben Gurion Airport and a trip to the Church of the Holy Sepulcre in Jerusalem. Tomorrow will be visits to the Temple Mount and Western Wall, meetings with Israeli political…
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“The pomposity and arrogance of these children (of the corn?) is just amazing”

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2014

Zero tolerance for differing legal opinions on campus.

Whether it’s Trigger Warnings, disinviting campus speakers, or the Shut-Up Culture, the closing of the campus mind is a frequent topic here. Among many topics as to which the debate is closed on campus is anything related to LGBT issues. No deviation is allowed. Differ even as to constitutional or other…
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Touré! Touré! Touré!

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2014

Touré! being Touré!

That would be Touré! Neblett, who is being Touré! once again. I can no longer ignore this. Too many readers are posting it on the Tip Line, emailing it to me, tweeting it at me. Here are a couple of the key tweets: You gotta read Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Atlantic essay about the case for reparations….
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Still hunting for Brussels Jewish Museum shooter (Update – Video of shooting)

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2014

Shooter opened fire and left the scene, shooting four people

A shooting at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels left three dead and another severely injured on Saturday. (Update: Fourth person has died.) From CNN: Three people were killed and another was seriously injured in a shooting Saturday at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels, Belgian officials said. A person arrived by…
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Bumper Sticker- Ithaca - You Voted for Obama

Well, at least he said “Thanks”

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2014
Spotted by the wife at the Home Depot parking lot in Ithaca. The guy said he gets some interesting looks. Really, in Ithaca?
 
http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/the-unjust-nature-of-us-racial-caste-system-265110595694

Redistribution masquerading as reparations

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2014

Saturday Night Card Game: Tax and Spend to redistribute wealth. Sounds like the Democratic Party Platform.

We previously addressed The dead-end Case for Reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ backwards looking road to nowhere: Coates never gives the answer as to who gets what and how. And that’s ultimately the problem with reparations arguments that are not based upon the people causing the harm paying the people directly harmed by specific conduct soon after…
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Charlie Crist Shame on You

Heebie-jeebies for Governor

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2014

Charlie, Charlie, Shame on You, Shame on You

Is there anyone greasier than Charlie Crist? He may just slide through into a return trip to the Governorship, if recent polling is accurate. I can’t even look at him without getting the heebie-jeebies. From The Shark Tank (h/t @OWillis)
 
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Voxsplaining Opposition to Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2014

Because it can’t be anything other than racism, right?

Senator Jay Rockefeller’s recent comments about Obamacare and racism have sparked a mini-firestorm of controversy. Luckily, we have Ezra Klein to Voxsplain the situation.. Racists are likelier to oppose health reform when they think about Barack Obama On Wednesday, Sen. Jay Rockefeller argued that some of the opposition to Obamacare is motivated by race….
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