This seems pretty much symbolic of everything the government does these days, doesn’t it?
It happened was about an hour ago…
This seems pretty much symbolic of everything the government does these days, doesn’t it?
It happened was about an hour ago…
The mother of an eight-year-old wants to know why a Tennessee school teacher gave her child a handout from the Nation of Islam that portrayed the presidents on Mount Rushmore as being racists.
Sommer Bauer tells me her son was given The Nation of Islam handout at Harold McCormick Elementary School in Elizabethton. The handout asked “What does it take to be on Mount Rushmore?”
The handout then explains that George Washington hailed from Virginia, a “prime breeder of black people.” Of Theodore Roosevelt, it was alleged he called Africans “ape-like.” There were also disparaging remarks made of Thomas Jefferson (he enslaved 200 Africans) and Abraham Lincoln.
She said her jaw dropped when she followed the link to a website that was listed on the handout. Imagine her surprise when up popped the Nation of Islam home page.
I support teaching the whole story. I support teaching that Thomas Jefferson and George Washington owned slaves. I support teaching that LBJ bragged that he’d “have them niggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years”, that FDR knowingly appointed a Klansman to the Supreme Court, that Robert Byrd was a Klansman, Jim Crow was the outgrowth of Democrat policies, the Klan was a Democrat organization. I’m all for it.
I do not support using the propaganda of a racist organization to infect children with the hate America virus. I support being honest about our past, good & bad. The leftists teaching your kids support teaching your kids to ignore the good and revile the bad, undermining their view of America and all the good she has done in the world.
This is a serious discussion of how the Roman military fed its people a couple thousand years ago. With images they show us how the grain was ground and how bread was made.
I would opt for a dutch oven.
Companies that target certain people based on their online behavior could be practicing a form of discrimination, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) warned on Monday.
Some businesses look at massive amounts of information about what people do on the Internet to target ads to one group over another, which the ACLU told the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “has the potential to significantly reinforce existing economic disparities between racial groups.”
“Because decisions about which advertisements to display are in some cases based on data about race or factors closely linked to race, we are in danger of segregating the consumer experience on the Web,” ACLU officials told FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez in a formal filing.
Both the FTC and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should investigate whether or not companies are violating the rules by using new forms of discrimination, the civil liberties group said.
Kevin Vickers is indeed a hero. This video tells us exactly how the events played out.
A good guy with a gun prevented more killings.
Update: The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) have been studying the attack by Bibeau. They have, unsurprisingly, been led toward the conclusion that it was a terror attack.
From Modern Farmer:
Plants Can Tell When They’re Being Eaten
Eating a leaf off a plant may not kill it, but that doesn’t mean the plant likes it. The newest study to examine the intelligence (or at least behavior) of plants finds that plants can tell when they’re being eaten — and send out defenses to stop it from happening.
We’ve been hearing for decades about the complex intelligence of plants; last year’s excellent New Yorker piece is a good place to start, if you want to learn more about the subject. But a new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri, managed to figure out one new important element: plants can tell when they’re being eaten, and they don’t like it.”
I may be wrong but I’d say plants can tell when they’re being eaten. The allegation that they don’t like it is childish anthropomorphism.
Make no mistake about it. The world sees President Obama for what he is – weak and waffling. These quotes come from Iran and they refer to upcoming talks with the United States about Iranian nuclear ambitions.
This quote below comes from just one adviser. There are others quoted in an article in MEMRI titled, “Iran’s Pragmatic Camp Calls For Exploiting Obama’s Weakness To Attain Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement On Tehran’s Terms.
Obama is the weakest president the U.S. has ever had, because he has suffered humiliating defeat in this region, and his term in office saw the coming of the Islamic awakening that dealt the Americans the greatest defeat. It is during Obama’s term in office that terrorism spread to the greatest extent. During these eight years, America suffered immense defeat, and that is why he wants to reach an agreement [with Iran]. But he is very influenced by the Congress and the Zionist lobby…
“ISIS poses a great danger to the Islamic world and to the world at large. We must minimize this danger and force the Americans to meet our demands in the nuclear agreement, in a manner that guarantees the interests of the Islamic Republic. If this does not happen during Obama’s term, who knows when [such an opportunity] will come again.”“
Being black himself he can speak directly to the black community. He makes sense. People know that. It scares the left to death.
Guillory, from Louisiana, has, with this ad, begun speaking to people across the country. This ad targets Kay Hagen, Senator from North Carolina.
This kind of message is so powerful but so rare. There needs to be more like it. Why isn’t there?
Update: Moe Lane has an excellent take on this Elbert Guillory ad:
As to the effectiveness of the ad? Beats me: but here’s a cheery thought. The basic message of that ad is not Republicans are swell! or Let me spend the next twenty minutes telling you about the arcane details of regulatory reform or even Here, have some free stuff. It is, instead, one of the most classic of American principles:
Don’t get mad. Get even.
The advantage of a message like that is that the aforementioned principle is very, very easy to implement in this case. Want to send the Democrats a message? Easy: just don’t vote for Kay Hagan. …And that’s it. It’s elegant. I like elegant, particularly when it’s this… stripped of non-essentials.”
Related: Black Chicago activists speak out: “My life has been hurt by Democrats”
A union that represents thousands of federal immigration officers is raising alarm after the U.S. government ordered supplies to create millions of blank work permits and green cards, touching off speculation that the Obama administration may be preparing executive action on immigration.
The Associated Press reported last week that the new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department would allow the government to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years. The move appeared to suggest that the administration is preparing for a surge of work permit applications from illegal immigrants.
Kenneth Palinkas, the president of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, said in a press release Monday that he believes the move indicates the administration is planning to enact “massive unilateral amnesty” after the midterm elections.
“…If you care about your immigration security and your neighborhood security, you must act now to ensure that Congress stops this unilateral amnesty,” he said. “Let your voice be heard and spread the word to your neighbors. We who serve in our nation’s immigration agencies are pleading for your help – don’t let this happen. Express your concern to your Senators and Congressmen before it is too late.”
Don’t worry. The White House says that concern that the order for the green card and work permit card-stock by DHS is foreshadowing of executive orders on immigration policy is “crazy”.
The media and the liberal elite are really quite panicked that you might panic. They are constantly assuming that you are at the edge of panic that might just become full fledged hysteria. They see it as their responsibility to comfort you and do everything they can to keep you from doing what they think you are always at right at the edge of doing: going full retard.
The elites see all you flyover people as really little more than superstitious rubes living in fear and ready at all times to go to the pitch forks and torches.
If a crime is committed by an African American man, they conceal his race from you because they assume you will get out the ropes and start lynching every black man you see.
If a dedicated jihadi beheads a coworker while screaming “Allahu Akbar” they tell us it is simple workplace violence because they assume you will firebomb the nearest mosque.
If Ebola infections occur in the United States, they will cite “science” and tell you that you have nothing about which to worry despite the reality that there are many unknowns about the current state of Ebola virology. They fear that you will burn down the hospital if you aren’t given a dose of MSM sedative.
Mark Hemingway explains how the MSM elite’s “panic panic” actually contributes to distrust of the so-called “experts” and makes things worse.
To some extent, this is just another way that the media are at once disdainful of their readers, and insecure about their self-declared expertise. And they should be insecure, because they are not experts in virology. Or economics, nutrition, religion, or any of the myriad subjects the media regularly get wrong. They can’t tell the future, but they act like they can. And they sure can’t reliably predict human behavior. When it comes to situations such as the Ebola crisis, there are, as Donald Rumsfeld put it, a lot of “unknown unknowns.” Situations like this call for humility and facts first, pronouncements later.
However, the Ebola coverage is just the latest example of a familiar process. It’s a common enough phenomenon that I suggested it needs a name, and a couple of smart friends suggested I call it “hacklash.” I’ll take a stab at fleshing out the problem: Again and again we see the media and political establishment, which frequently collude, trying to preempt calls for honesty and accountability by enforcing some elite consensus that’s dismissive of the need to address institutional failures. There’s a dismissal of legitimate concerns, right up until the facts finally overwhelm the preferred narrative and prompt some degree of public outrage. When the public inevitably gets wise, it’s often before the media catch up, but usually too late to have avoided some secondary consequence or disaster. Each failure leaves the public more distrustful than they were before, and this necessitates even more aggressive attempts to ratchet up the elite consensus. Lather, rinse, repeat. This is basically the story of the Obama presidency, where nearly all of the staggering failures and crises–Ebola, ISIS, Obamacare, Benghazi, et al.–have played out in a similar fashion.
Of course there are exceptions: The MSM has been stoking fear and panic about global warming. The reason for this exception is clear: Elites are perfectly comfortable with you panicking, tearing down capitalism and demanding the government take control of every aspect of our public and private lives. In this case, the panic serves their ends.
In this case, as in the examples above, however, the elites underestimate the folks of Flyover Land. We don’t panic. African American crime doesn’t turn us into lynch mobs, jihadis don’t have us burning mosques, Ebola doesn’t have us in a health panic and global warming fear-mongering doesn’t have us tearing down our economy.
Increasingly, American college students demand to be isolated inside a comfortable ideological bubble where all they ever hear is sanitized, leftist echos. For example, now they don’t even want Bill Maher (!) to speak.
In response to an announcement last week that comedian Bill Maher would speak at UC Berkeley’s fall commencement, an online petition started circulating Thursday that demanded that the campus rescind its invitation.
The Change.org petition was authored by ASUC Senator Marium Navid, who is backed by the Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian Coalition, or MEMSA, and Khwaja Ahmed, an active MEMSA member. The petition, which urges students to boycott the decision and asks the campus to stop him from speaking, has already gathered more than 1,400 signatures as of Sunday.
Maher, a stand-up comedian and host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, is best known for his often-polarizing political commentary. Recently, Maher faced some backlash after controversial remarks regarding Islam during a segment on his Oct. 6 show.
Commencement: A ceremony marking the end of a program of studies that informs the world they are “educated” and are in possession of the credentials to prove it. What a joke.
Vincent Price scared us kids to death. Almost unfailingly, he donned the persona of an evil monster in movies. But Price was brilliant. He had the voice and the talent to portray evil and madness. His work with Poe’s long poems was especially wonderful.
There are, I suspect, many young people who have not encountered the works of people like Edgar Allen Poe or Vincent Price. That’s a shame.
This is an old video and it’s not in good shape but the emotion has not been lost.
Perhaps we will see more in the future of the things old people like I learned when young.
Will another member of the Bush family dynasty make a run for the White House? In an interview in College Station, Texas, this week, George P. Bush told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl he thinks his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will “more than likely” run for president in 2016.
“I think it’s actually, I think it’s more than likely that he’s giving this a serious thought in moving forward,” George P. Bush told Karl aboard his campaign bus in College Station, Texas.
“More than likely that he’ll run?” Karl asked.
“That he’ll run,” Bush said. “If you had asked me a few years back, I would’ve said it was less likely.”
I am creating a huge vagina (vulva) statue about the size of a person (6ft tall) in support of Texas Women. It will be to scale.
Here’s the thing, I am not so much in this for the money, I want to make something meaningful, and use the money to start something that I think is very cool. It started with a vagina (vulva specifically), I want to make a massive vagina statue. Essentially you are funding an art project that will ultimately end in a giant vulva and hopefully make some women’s lives better.
Here is the jist of the project: I will make this statue and blog all about the progress, after the money is raised we will create it. If more money is raised than is needed (fingers crossed) it will all go to starting a fund to help women in Texas.”
She has raised a little more than $1,000 at her Kickstarter site.
This is from the Israeli Defense Forces blog.
Yesterday, a 20 year old Palestinian terrorist, Abed a-Rahman a-Shalud, drove his car into a Jerusalem light rail station, killing a three-month-old infant, Haya Zissel Braun, and injuring seven other people.
In the wake of this attack, Hamas launched a media campaign promoting terrorism and the murder of Israelis. Shehab News Agency, an online news agency linked to Hamas, posted the following picture on their Facebook page. The text reads: “The accelerator is a weapon”. Hamas continues to encourage the killing of Israelis by any means necessary.”
This is the same technique that was used to Murder WO Patrice Vincent in Canada a week or so ago.
I would say red, the color of blood.
It’s true that Islam encourages Muslims to lie to infidels.
Recent headlines from the mainstream media around the world highlight how the words “Muslim” and “Islam” are often mentioned in the context of terrorism.
But according to a world-renowned scholar, there’s another word that should be associated with Islam — environmentalism.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, believes Islam is more disposed toward environmental stewardship than other faiths, and should probably be regarded as the “green” religion.”
Read more at CBC news
This article was written by David Gutnick: