Sunday, November 16, 2014

op ed review 11/16



THIS WEEK’S NEWS
President Obama is planning to suspend  deportations and legalize millions of illegal immigrants -- as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News.
Here comes another wave of illegal’s: “Minors in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive refugee status in the United States as of December, according to a plan announced yesterday by the country's vice president, Joe Biden..”
75% of Americans Reject Executive Amnesty
Who’s pushing amnesty?  Major donations from some of the nation’s wealthiest liberal foundations, including the Ford, Carnegie, and the Open Society Foundations of George Soros.  Over the last decade those donors have invested more than $300 million in immigrant organizations.
Morale among officers at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, already low, has reached a new bottom as illegal immigrants expecting amnesty from President Obama taunt and ridicule the overworked officers, according to a new report.
Conservatives in the House and Senate want to stay one step ahead of President Obama, as he readies executive amnesty.  Conservatives are calling for a series of short-term bills or continuing resolutions to fund the government, a strategy that would give Republicans more leverage to halt Obama’s policies if and when he decides to go it alone on immigration.

A grieving father is asking President Obama to bring his son, who was killed by an illegal alien, back to life with an executive order. “While your Executive Order pad is out, can you write one to bring my son and the tens of thousands (actually over 100,000) killed by illegal aliens back to life and to bring our destroyed families back together?” asks Don Rosenberg in a letter to Obama. His son Drew was killed by an illegal alien who ran over him in 2010. In the letter, Rosenberg notes that President Obama’s administration refused to deport the illegal alien who killed his son.

Obama's insurance policy': DC chuckles after GOP congressman rules out impeaching Obama because – 'Have you met Joe Biden?'
It’s not a safety net, it’s a hammock:  40% women, 28% men, 39% youth don't want a job anymore. Bureau of Labor Statistics:  “The largest group of people not in the labor force are those who don’t want a job”, a remarkable statement on the nation’s work ethic.

It official in Alaska:  Republican challenger Dan Sullivan has defeated Democratic incumbent Mark Begich in the midterm elections. Among other things, Dan Sullivan is a Marine combat veteran.

Obama agreement with China:  U.S. to make sharp carbon reductions by 2025; China gets to keep increasing emissions until 2030. China is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, and has passed the US as the world’s largest economy, but we will strangle ours further to “save the planet.”

A key architect of Obamacare has been caught openly boasting about taking advantage of, what he calls, “the stupidity of the American voter.”  In the midst of his explanation, Gruber bragged about the multiple deceptions the Obama White House perpetrated on the American people.
A liberal admits:  “And so even I have to admit, as a supporter, that Obamacare was built and sold on a foundation of lies. No way around it……”

Mr. Gruber says he was willing to say and do whatever it took to advance the scheme, and now it’s clear why. Obamacare made Mr. Gruber a multimillionaire at the expense of the taxpayers. “Taxpayers paid millions for the deceptions of the Obamacare architect.”
Gallup: GOP Congress More Popular Than Obama.     As things stand today, Republicans in Congress enjoy a 42% approval rating. Obama, on the other hand, sits at a 39% approval rating. His disapproval rating sits at a whopping 56%.

With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas.

In the aftermath of the midterm elections, an LDS bishop in Los Angeles set off fireworks by asserting in a blog that Mormon Sen. Harry Reid was not worthy to enter one of the faith’s temples for his support of Democratic Party stances.

The Republicans’ romp may have permanently turned coal country from blue to red. Democrats’ support in coal areas may never come back.”

NYT: “GOP Establishment Gears up for Civil War Against Tea Party”

Couple fined for refusing to host same-sex wedding on their farm……were ordered to pay a total of $13,000 — a $10,000 fine to the state and another $1,500 to each member of a lesbian couple to compensate them for “mental anguish.’’ All because the Giffords, devout Christians, refused to hold a same-sex wedding ceremony on the property on which they live, work and have raised a daughter, 17, and a son, 21.

Pope Francis demoted an outspoken conservative American cardinal who has been highly critical of the pontiff´s reformist leadership of the Roman Catholic Church.

Salon.com has a funny way of honoring the military right before Veterans Day:  an offensive column Sunday titled, "You don’t protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracy" with the sub-head "It´s been 70 years since we fought a war about freedom. Forced troop worship and compulsory patriotism must end." The reaction on social media was swift and merciless.
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THIS WEEK’S FEATURED COLUMN
Progressivism's Last Call
J.R. Dunn
The 2014 midterms were more than an average election. They were more than simply a rejection of Obama and his schemes, more than a flogging for the Democrats, more than a simple party shift like 1994. Put aside control of both Senate and House, a near sweep of governorships, and a vastly larger GOP footprint in the statehouses. This year’s midterms marked the third -- and perhaps final -- rejection of the progressive program in the past century.

The chief selling point of progressivism, in its various guises -- liberalism, socialism, communism -- has always been its purported “inevitability.” Progressivism was “scientific,” “rationalist,” the sole suitable ideology to lead the fumbling masses into the bright utopian future. Only shambling Morlocks -- Christians, conservatives, Southerners, Midwesterners -- could deny this obvious truth. Sensible, intelligent people -- the better people -- could only agree.

The slow collapse of the Marxist imperial states should have demonstrated clearly that progressivism, was neither scientific, nor rational, nor inevitable. It was a system based on deprivation and misery with a definite, and very short, half-life. An ideology operating in defiance of human nature, which has its own form of rationality and operates by its own rules despite any and all attempts to systemize it.

The most obnoxious thing about all this was the way that the conservative and traditional elites bought into the leftist paradigm. With no apparent faith in their principles, their country, or their fellow citizens, they consistently bowed to the leftist argument……This response overlooked the fact that Americans have rejected progressivism at every opportunity. Three times they have been offered the progressive utopia. Three times they have pushed it away.

The first time was, of course, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The New Deal’s almost pure record of failure has been overshadowed by WW II, to the extent that the postwar rejection of FDR’s nanny state has been lost……The second great progressive effort was the Great Society, an attempt by Lyndon B. Johnson to arrange the United States along the model of his Texas ranch. By the 60s, virtually all of America’s institutions -- government, the academy, media -- were sold completely on rationality and inevitability. The nation would be run by committees of experts, utilizing big machines called “computers” (well out of the reach of the average prole). There would be a place for everything with everything in its place. And all done for the good of the Common Man.   LBJ’s brand of progressivism collapsed into abject failure due to the Vietnam War, the mass public revolt that goes under the name of “the 60s,” and a complete misunderstanding as to how an economy works. Deficit spending accompanied by finagling with the currency by both Johnson and Nixon resulted in the 1970s stagflation, a lost decade culminating in the disgrace of Jimmy Carter. Rejection of socialism was completed with the election of that throwback Ronald Reagan, who cut down the progressive monolith as much as he could in two short terms and as a result remains the most beloved and admired president of the modern era.

Which brings us to attempt three -- the “Transformation,” I guess we’ll call it. The flaw here arose from the selection of a completely uneducated and possibly ineducable candidate to carry it out. Barack Obama checked all the boxes and touched all the bases during his career without, it seems, ever learning a single thing worth knowing. The tell with this man was the fact that he utterly lacks the humility that has marked men of wisdom since Confucius and Socrates. According to Obama, he was “a better speechwriter than his speechwriters,” a better economist, better banker, better planner, and so on down the line to poodle groomer, than anyone living. Obama committed the greatest crime against intelligence: he didn’t know what he didn’t know.

Paradoxically, this grotesque flaw served the country well. In his abject blindness, Obama raged ahead with “transformation” with no hesitation or sense of caution. People who actually knew things would have been more careful. Not Obama, who truly believed that he could operate the way the generalissimos did in his adopted country of Indonesia -- give his orders, flick the fly whisk, and move on. He knew nothing of history or the economic record -- or even that there was such a thing as a record. He had no Plan B’s or fallbacks in case anything went wrong -- what could possibly be the point? He was Obama -- what could go wrong?....

But the Barackian Transformation unfolded on the public stage, under the full spotlight, overseen by one of the purest narcissists ever to practice politics on the North American continent. Every move was telegraphed, every effort underlined, every last syllable amplified, every gesture outlined in neon. And every last inch of it has collapsed.

As of 2014, 95 million people have left the workforce (most of them women). This constitutes a lost generation, embittered and yearning for better days. ObamaCare has not collapsed only because it has not yet been put into effect…The national debt and deficit, already at levels beyond human comprehension, have been multiplied furiously over the past few years, to a point where they can never be repaid and will require other forms of action. (Forget “laying the debt on our grandchildren” -- it is to laugh, as they say in one of them foreign countries. Believe me, that debt will be inflated or devalued to zero long before it reaches the grandkids. We’re going to pay for every last nickel -- I kid you not.) Obama even figured out a way to assure that the financial industry would make no effort to support a recovery by treating them to a trillion and a half dollar handout, none of which was loaned out or put to work in industry, but safely invested, thus decoupling the stock market from the economy as a whole.

The disastrous nature of the “Transformation,” in economic terms alone, is beyond rational calculation. Which does not mean that its effects are invisible. A man out of work for six years may not grasp the process in detail, but he does know that he’s broke.

By 2014, the end result of progressivism, in the basic, bread and butter economic sense, was clear to all but the willfully blind. While the administration has made a number of attempts to distract attention through increasing racial animosities and the “War on Women,” none of this has worked. For the first time in a century, the trajectory of progressivism was clear and unmistakable. The progressive ideal has been stripped naked in the public square, its illusions ripped into tatters, its rhetoric flensed of meaning, its promises rendered null -- and all this inflicted by its own supporters and acolytes. The American people beheld, and recoiled at what they beheld. Last week it came up for the vote. The voters rejected it in toto.

The dream is over. The progressive spell is broken. The long witch’s dance of the left is ending through sheer exhaustion. The edifice of left-wing power has been rent in twain by the rock of the American republic.
This does not mean that leftism is dead and gone. Or that Obama will disappear in a blue flash…..We may see yet another attenuated adolescent in the White House, preaching the same dead slogans and demanding the same demented actions. There will still be leftists clogging the landscape as the 22nd century dawns.

But the nightmare will not come to pass. The dream of the Founders will not be curtailed, the Republic will not be strangled. Because in 2014, the American people said, “No.”

Obama was the high tide mark for the progressive movement of the United States. They had a clear shot, and they blew it. They have failed in a way that they will not understand for years to come. Americans simply cannot be bought off.

What conservatives must do is rub it in -- underline it, hammer it, let no opportunity pass to shout the death of progressivism. The GOP will attempt to soothe their “friends across the aisle.” The Northeast Corridor conservatives, our intellectuals in their blue blazers and bow ties, will wring their hands about how “unseemly” triumphalism is. Forget them. In the end, it was and will be the people of this country who set the agenda.
There’s a reason why three strikes means “out” in baseball -- the classic American game. Three is a magic number, the number of the Trinity, the number of good luck, but also the number of the last gasp of the drowning man, the sniper’s guaranteed kill on a lit match. Three is the number of hope for the decent, the innocent, and the good, of finality for the wicked, the useless, and the corrupt.

The left has had its three tries -- we will see that they don’t get a fourth.


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FROM OTHER COLUMNS
"An educational crisis has struck Minneapolis' public schools: Black students have a tenfold higher chance of suspension or expulsion than white students. And superintendent Bernadeia Johnson wants to 'disrupt that in any way that I can.' Her solution: refusing to suspend black and Hispanic students. ... The left in America believes that overlooking actual solutions in favor of happy talk about institutional racism helps minority students. It achieves precisely the opposite, making light of misbehavior and destroying the chances for better education for those who seek to gain it. They get suspended more often because they misbehave more often. The achievement gap will never be closed, so long as school districts across the country punish good students, reward bad ones and let political correctness trump educational necessity."
                   -Ben Shapiro
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LEFTIST WATCH
Happy Veterans Day from the Left:  Lefties don’t believe in patriotism:  “you don’t protect MY freedom..”

Wave?  What wave? House Democrats ended Election Day controlling fewer seats than they have in nearly 80 years, but Nancy Pelosi isn’t conceding anything. “I do not believe what happened the other night is a wave.”

A leading liberal think tank in Washington, D.C., has begun enlisting its associates in an “all-hands-on-deck effort to support” the Obama administration as it seeks to ink a nuclear deal with Iran by the end of the month, according to emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
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GLOBALONEY Minnesota shatters snow record from 1898...

Denver shatters record for cold set in 1882…
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ISLAM
Islamists have blown up the great Armenian Christian church in Syria, built in dedication to the one and a half million Armenians slaughtered by the Turks during the 1915 genocide,” All of the church archives, dating back to 1841 and containing thousands of documents on the Armenian holocaust, were burned to ashes, while the bones of hundreds of genocide victims, packed into the church’s crypt in memory of the mass killings 99 years ago, were thrown into the street beside the ruins. Armenia was the first nation in the world to adopt Christianity as its official religion, in the early years of the 4th century AD.

ISIS says it has beheaded US aid worker Peter Kassig.

The Washington Post reports that the Washington National Cathedral will host a Muslim prayer service this Friday for the first time.   The Post reports this as a feel-good story.
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ARTICLES
The scale of the Democratic Party’s losses over the course of the Barack Obama era is becoming clear, and they are vast. On Saturday, Politico reported that Democrats are coming to the grim realization that much of the party’s talent pool was crushed on Tuesday. A generation of Democrats lost in the Obama era.
The two midterm elections have hollowed out the Democratic Party

In a newly surfaced video, one of Obamacare’s architects admits a “lack of transparency” helped the Obama administration and congressional Democrats pass the Affordable Care Act. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” says the MIT economist who helped write Obamacare. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

So it turns out there is an Obamacare death panel after all. It has nine members and it operates out of a marble building directly across the street from the Capitol. When the Supreme Court on Friday announced that it would take up another challenge to the Affordable Care Act in March, it delivered the threat of two mortal blows to the signature achievement of the Obama presidency. It raised the possibility that the justices, who narrowly spared the law in 2012, will in June come out with a new ruling that would dismantle the law on different grounds.

Despite the image of Francis as a man of dialogue and compromise, he is regarded in Rome as the most authoritarian pope in decades……What does this apparently inter-ecclesiastical dispute matter to the wider world? In the first place, it shows how the only large global institution that represents what might be called the traditional view of the family and society is divided, and that division is clearly bad for those who care about the future of the family and civil society. On a more positive note: This could mark the last rally of a certain Sixties mentality in rapid decline. Unless they are weathervanes tilting with the wind of ambition, the priests and bishops ordained since Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict have nothing in common with the bell-bottomed theology that, at least for a season, has been revived in Rome.

Joni Ernst´s feat this week was one that many thought was impossible: a Republican victory in a blue state that Obama won twice, and the first woman ever elected to Congress from Iowa. Not only did Ernst win a U.S. Senate seat, she clobbered her Democratic opponent by an 8-point margin. So how did she pull it off in a state that has so long resisted making women its top leaders?

There is a great divide in the Hispanic community on immigration that has not received much media play and that is because the mainstream media thinks all Hispanics are alike. We definitely are not and amnesty is what divides us the most.
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NOTEWORTHY WEBSITES
Great slideshow showing how absurd “assault weapon” bans are.

The 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, and ´Madison Rising,´ one of our most patriotic contemporary artistic treasures, has created a special video production capturing the panoply of services from these men and women in uniform who speak Latin. “If this doesn´t get your heart pounding, you´re dead.”

Kissing bug' disease infects OVER 300,000 people in the US...most of whom don't know they have the parasite referred to as 'the new AIDS'

WISE WORDS
“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.”
                  -Charles-Louis De Secondat


Saturday, November 8, 2014

op ed review 11/9


THIS WEEK’S NEWS
Bloodbath for democrats:    Rather than write a string of words to describe what has happened to Barack Obama’s Democratic Party tonight, I’ll show you a short movie. It’s from a horror film that is nowhere near as terrifying as what the Democrats have experienced tonight….”
It was a GOP wave. In a near-sweep of yesterday’s midterm elections, Republicans shifted the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, gaining at least seven seats, widened their majority in the House by at least 11 seats and defeated Democrats in 24 governor’s races. President Obama had said his policies were on the ballot, even if he wasn’t, and in those terms it was difficult not to see the results as a repudiation by voters of an unpopular president and his Democratic allies. “Americans … have risen up and retired Harry Reid as [Senate] majority leader,” said Sen. Ted Cruz.
The 2014 midterms were the Beach Boys election — because when you catch a wave, which is what the Republicans have just done, you’re sitting on top of the world. The Republican victory last night was wide and deep. It gave the GOP control of the Senate. It won them governors’ mansions in Democratic strongholds — Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts. It extended their majority in the House of Representatives. It wasn’t just that the Republicans took the Senate, which was expected, but did so with unexpected landslides in allegedly close races from Colorado to Arkansas to Georgia…..
Debacle for Obama…..
Republicans wrested three governorships away from Democrats in deep blue states……in probably the most shocking result of the night, Maryland elected just its second Republican governor since the 1970s. Larry Hogan defeated Gov. Martin O’Malley’s chosen successor, easily, 52-46.
Baltimore Sun:  Republican Larry Hogan´s victory in Maryland´s governor´s race was a stunning political upset……Democrats may dominate Maryland politics, but their success is clearly not inevitable.”
Mia Love Makes History– Love won by 3.25% in Utah’s Fourth District. Republican Mia Love was favored to win her Congressional race in Utah. Tonight she did it. Love is the first African-American Republican female to be elected to Congress.
 “The scale and thoroughness of the Republican victories across Nevada have rarely, if ever, been seen before.”
Hollywood Reeling From Bitter Election Defeats
Obama´s reverse Midas touch:  ´Everything he touched turned to crap´
Republicans picked up another Senate seat Wednesday. Dan Sullivan led Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, by more than 8,000 votes with 100 percent reporting,
Almost every Democrat Hillary campaigned with LOST.
Republican Elise Stefanik is only 30 years old, and she will be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
America’s Youngest Lawmaker Saira Blair  The young Republican, who did most of her campaigning out of her college dorm room, defeated 44-year-old attorney Layne Diehl in a landslide victory on Nov. 4.
“GOP Wave Election Leaves Obama Friendless in D.C”
In the wake of Typhoid Barry, the Democratic Party’s casualties are wide and deep. At the state legislature level, they are at their weakest since the 1920s.
Democrats Sink to Pre–Great Depression Levels in State Legislatures

Nearly half of voters on Tuesday said Obamacare went too far, according to exit polls.
75% Reject Exec Amnesty, 80% Don't Want Foreign Workers Taking Jobs from Americans

Joe Biden pre-election prediction: “Dems Will Keep Senate, Americans Agree with Obama on ´Every Single Major Issue´”

Defiant Obama claims a mandate on behalf of voters who didn't vote.  “My mandate is bigger than your mandate.”  Huh?

29 senators who voted for Obamacare won't be part of new Senate

Free Obamaphone Program Riddled With Abuse, Fraud

Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) is warning President Obama that if he doesn´t announce amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants there could be a "civil war" in the Democrat Party
Speaker John A. Boehner said President Obama will “poison” chances for cooperation with Congress if he moves unilaterally to claim powers to grant legal status to illegal immigrants. “He’s going to burn himself if he continues to go down this path,” Mr. Boehner said Thursday.

Obama Paid Money to Al Qaeda for Bergdahl Release

Obama has written four letters, begging and pleading with the Supreme Leader of Iran, who has no time for him.
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THIS WEEK’S FEATURED COLUMN
Investor’s Business Daily  11/7

Election '14: It wasn't just liberal politicians who took it on the chin during the Democrats' Black Tuesday. Most union-funded initiatives to expand government and raise taxes were pummeled, too. Voters just said no.

The tax-hiking agenda fared poorly on ballots all over the country. In Nevada, voters rejected a 2% business tax to fund schools. The teacher union amendment was called "the education initiative," and it seemed smartly packaged: more money for schools paid for by rich businesses. It went down nearly 80% to 20%.

In Tennessee, voters approved a constitutional amendment banning an income tax. This is momentous because it means the spending lobby will never be able to enact an income tax in the Volunteer State. And by a 3-to-1 majority, Georgia voters capped their income tax. Taxachusetts, er, Massachusetts, banned automatic hikes in the gas tax.

In Wisconsin, 3-in-4 voters approved a measure mandating that all gas-tax money go for transportation projects. No more raiding the highway trust fund of $1.5 billion that's supposed to fill potholes and instead is used as a piggy bank to finance everything from day care centers to lavish pensions. If Congress would pass such a law, we wouldn't have a road-congestion crisis.

Our favorite result was in Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco, where voters rejected taxing sugary drinks. But a similar measure passed across the Bay in Berkeley. Now University of California students will pay an extra 12 cents every time they pop open a Mountain Dew.

In Massachusetts, a soft drink tax was overwhelmingly rejected. So on balance, not a good election for the food Nazis.

The only issue that went for the liberals was the minimum wage. At least three more states and several more cities approved phased-in hikes in their state pay requirements. Somehow putting young people out of work is supposed to reduce income inequality. Good luck to them.

All in all, the outcome of this year's initiatives reinforces the scream from voters who want less government in their lives, and politicians — whether in City Hall, state capitals or Washington, D.C. — out of their wallets.


FROM OTHER COLUMNS
“The Obama administration now runs TV and radio ads assuring welfare recipients they should feel no shame whatsoever in taking a handout and even tells them that the more they live off the expense of someone else (taxpayers), the better it is for the economy. Liberals are trying to bend the culture in a subversive direction. Given that last year we had 47 million on food stamps, the left is succeeding. We economists bury ourselves in the data and formulas to try to devise policy solutions to raise the living standards of workers and families. It’s humbling to realize how much of our nation’s economic success is based on a culture of virtue. Do the right thing, as Spike Lee would put it. To save our economy from a path of decline, we need to start with a personal and national commitment to sturdy families, strong parents and a re-emergence of the Protestant work ethic. That shouldn’t be so hard.”
                   -Stephen Moore

“In Colorado, NARAL Pro-Choice America ran an ad insisting that a vote for the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate would lead to a ban on women’s birth control and, as a result, a critical condom shortage. If you hadn’t been paying attention, you might not have known that the Republican candidate, Rep. Cory Gardner, actually favored making birth control available over the counter. That’s forgivable ignorance. But, if you think a single senator from a single state can ban birth control (never mind that he doesn’t want to), then you are so staggeringly clueless about how our political system works, you shouldn’t vote at all. Indeed, any self-esteem boost you might get from pulling a lever in a polling booth would be like a pebble in the ocean of shame you should feel for being so ignorant. … ‘Vote first, ask questions later’ is not a mantra of good citizenship. It’s a marketing strategy designed to reward politicians for voters' ignorance.”
                   -Jonah Goldberg
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LEFTIST WATCH
A recent poll said 58% of Americans think “America is going to hell in a hand-basket.” With all of the negative news – Ebola, ISIS, the corrupt Obama administration and liberals thinking it cool to produce a commercial featuring little girls cussing (content warning!), it appears we are racing down the road to perdition. The left´s little girls cussing ad tells you everything you need to know about the left´s perverted interpretation of equality for women: humiliating little girls, lowering them to using language lower than drunken sailors. These people are sick.

The left's little girls cussing ad.  The left thinks this is funny, but it will make you sick (offensive warning!!).

A University of Arizona instructor is facing criticism for claiming that the U.S. military is “a greater threat” than the Islamic State (IS) and for portraying American soldiers as anti-Muslim rapists who commit crimes on par with—or even worse than—IS itself.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says government funded universal preschool is a “social movement” and compared it to civil rights and gay marriage during a speech in Los Angeles last month.
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GLOBALONEY
“The bottom line is that our planet is warming,” Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement on Sunday -- the same day he braved the cold and the snow to watch the New England Patriots play football in his home state of Massachusetts. Sunday´s snowstorm in Foxborough was the strongest early-November snowstorm in over a century.

A major Democratic donor and the head of a foundation that finances some of the nation’s leading environmentalist groups commutes to and from work on a gas-guzzling luxury yacht.
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ISLAM
Four Islamic terrorists were foiled in a plot to kill the Queen of England

A Christian couple, 35-year-old Shahzad Masih and his 31-year-old wife Shama Bibi, were burned to death Tuesday morning by a Muslim mob in the south of Lahore (Punjab province), accused of committing blasphemy for allegedly burning pages of the Qur´an.
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ARTICLES
NY Post editorial:  “Just as critics had predicted, ObamaCare has again proved itself a job-killer. Especially for Democratic senators. “

The 2014 midterms turned out to be the wave election that Republicans dreamed of and Democrats dreaded. But amid the debris of what turned out to be a stunning repudiation of the administration, there are some people who must be judged to be the big winners and losers on both sides. Here’s my list……

“After six years of Obama, America finally passed judgment. And the Republicans won in Florida, Maryland, Colorado, Arkansas, West Virginia, Texas and the President’s home state of Illinois. This much is certain: no matter how disappointed the American people are in Barack Obama, the feeling will be mutual. ……Davis was so pro-abortion that she was nicknamed “Abortion Barbie” and Udall so fixated on birth control rights that he was called “Senator Uterus”. It turns out that Americans trying to survive on stagnating wages aren’t particularly interested in discussing some liberal’s favorite contraceptive method.”

Economist Ben Stein believes the White House is playing the race card in an effort to get African-Americans to vote against Republicans. Speaking to Fox News, Stein called President Barack Obama the most racist president in U.S. history. “The president is the most racist president there has ever been in America,” Stein said. “He is purposely trying to use race to divide Americans.”
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NOTEWORTHY WEBSITES
London home crowned world's most expensive at US$1.58 billion

At $188, is this America's cheapest house?
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WISE WORDS
"An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others."
              -James Madison