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Does Reality Ever Matter?
Wednesday, April 02nd, 2014 | Author:

A simple summary that explains the Liberal approach to reality:

The left never retreats, apologizes, or admits they were mistaken. With the power of media and Hollywood, they just rewrite history and push on.

via Politics.

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Peace in the Middle East?
Tuesday, April 01st, 2014 | Author:

This sums up very succinctly the impractical nature of the Kerry roustabouts in Israel in the pursuit of peace:

While a desire “to leave behind a legacy” often motivates would-be Middle East peacemakers, Ettinger noted that for 14 centuries Muslims have had “no intra-Muslim comprehensive peace.”  Why, then, would the region’s Muslims make permanent peace with the “infidel Jew” of Israel?

via FrontPage Magazine.

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Ideologies and Consequences
Monday, March 31st, 2014 | Author:

From Victor Davis Hanson:

Endangered species everywhere are supposed to be at risk — except birds of prey shredded by wind turbine farms, or reptilian habitats harmed by massive solar farms. High-speed rail is great for utopian visionaries — except don’t dare start it in the Bay Area, when there are yokels aplenty down in Hanford to experiment on. Let’s raise power bills to the highest levels in the country with all sorts of green mandates — given that we live in 70-degree year-round temperatures, while “they” who are stupid enough to dwell in 105-degree Bakersfield deserve the resulting high power bills. We need cheap labor, open borders, multiculturalism, and identity politics, but not too near my kids’ Santa Monica or Atherton prep schools.

via Works and Days.

Are Republicans Actually Conservative Anymore?
Friday, March 28th, 2014 | Author:

It’s difficult to argue with this statement:

Gone are the days when GOP leaders would defend valiantly the principles of limited government, the rule of law, and the rights and duties of individual citizens. Now the national party seems to quibble — if at all — only over how fast the budget should rise, and how far the government’s intrusion into our daily lives should increase.

That’s one reason folks, such as yours truly, have no desire to see a Jeb Bush or Chris Christie on the national ballots…

via Articles: Cantor’s Camouflage Conservative Cant.

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Obama Loses the “Cool Factor”
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 | Author:

While Barack Obama goes on an internet and daytime TV tour, begging people to save his presidency and legacy, Rand Paul is getting standing ovations at UC Berkeley, Marco Rubio is speaking at Google and Ted Cruz is popping up in street art all over Los Angeles.

The contrast is striking and the times are changing.

via  The Wilderness.

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Obama and the Survival of the Jews
Monday, March 24th, 2014 | Author:

It’s a crazy, crazy world with the Manchurian Marxist Moslem at the helm:

 Obama tells Goldberg that it isn’t really the Palestinians who need to change. It is Israel. Palestinian terrorism against Israeli civilians is essentially the result of steps Israel takes to prevent such terrorism. The best way to change the Palestinian Authority’s incitement to – and celebration of blood curdling violence against Jews – is for Israel to change its housing policy.

The Obama-Kerry (i.e. established Western) approach to peace in the Middle East is doomed to fail because it is built upon a false premise. It isn’t Israel’s current size, nor is it Israel’s current housing policy, nor is it even the current Israeli Prime Minister that is the source of the problem. The problem is Israel itself. It shouldn’t exist, argue its enemies. Until those who reject that existence either die off or genuinely accept the Jewish people’s right to a Jewish and sovereign state of their own, there is nothing Obama, Kerry, the UN or even Israel itself can do to “fix” the “problem.”

via Breitbart.

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Moslems Love Christians?
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 | Author:

The facts speak for themselves. Reliable estimates indicate that anywhere from 100-200 million Christians are persecuted every year; one Christian is martyred every five minutes. Approximately 85% of this persecution occurs in Muslim majority nations. In 1900, 20% of the Middle East was Christian. Today, less than 2% is.

via Why the Media Doesn’t Cover Jihadist Attacks on Middle East Christians.

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Are Racial Preferences Necessary?
Friday, March 21st, 2014 | Author:

It’s getting more difficult to objectify other people for the purposes of thinking bad thoughts:

Two recent events, one on the West Coast and one on the East Coast, demonstrate that after half a century, support for racial preferences in college admissions is getting more and more unsustainable — both politically and intellectually.

via Racial Preferences Under Siege | National Review Online.

 

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Does Obama Really have a Budget?
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 | Author:

I would so ‘no’…

Congress regularly treats Barack Obama’s budget proposals as Rainbows, Butterflies, and Unicorns. The Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate unanimously rejected the President’s 2012 and 2013 budgets proposals, and the House of Representatives followed their lead by unanimously voting 414-0 against Obama’s 2013 budget blueprint. After a couple days of media comments, the President’s 2015 RBU budget proposal is headed for the trash can.

via Politics.

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Economic Recovery?
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 | Author:

Krugman, Reich, and Obama have proclaimed an economic recovery.  My guess is that reality is going the other way:

Only days after national pizza chain Sbarro filed for bankruptcy, sub sandwich chain Quiznos followed suit, filing for Chapter 11 protection hoping to reduce its debt by over $400 million.

via Store Closing ‘Tsunami’ Continues with Quiznos, Sbarro Bankruptcies.