In matters of culture and religion, political correctness circumscribes the right to freedom of expression

GELLER TELLS THE WHOLE TRUTH WHILE PIPES HIDES BEHIND THIS HISTORICALLY INVALID THEORY: “At his lecture, he took a sympathetic view of mainstream Muslims by drawing a distinction between Islam and Islamism. He suggested it is Islamism, a political ideology, that inspires hatred of “the other,” rather than Islam. He said the religion of Islam itself is not inherently hostile to Jews, and Muslim anti-Semitism scarcely existed before the establishment of the state of Israel. He emphasized that while Islam has existed since the age of the prophet Mohammed, Islamism is a recent phenomenon and need not be considered an authentic expression of Islam.”

Huh? Faith driven and violent anti-Antisemitism has existed in every single Muslim country since the advent of Mohammed whether you call it Islam, Islamism, Islamicism or Islamorealism…..rsk

Two renowned Jewish Americans spoke about the issue of Islamic radicalism in the GTA this week.

Both recognize Islamism as a threat to peace and security; both acknowledge the existence of peace-loving Muslims, who must join hands with others fighting extremism; both wish to defend Western values.

Yet one speaker is tolerated more than the other.

Pamela Geller, blogger and author, is known for her virulently anti-Islam views. She was effectively barred from speaking at a Thornhill synagogue by York Region police.

This was followed by a rebuke from the Toronto Board of Rabbis to the Jewish Defense League, for hosting Geller at the Zionist Centre in Toronto. The board was afraid this might exacerbate already tense relations between Jews and Muslims in the GTA.

Meanwhile, The Muslim Committee Against Anti-Semitism, under the umbrella of the Canadian Thinkers Forum formed by Tahir Aslam Gora, invited Daniel Pipes to speak on Wednesday, May 15 on the causes of anti-Semitism, why it now exists predominantly among Muslims and what can be done to counter it.

Pipes is the founder and director of the Middle East Forum and an acclaimed scholar. The Muslim Commitee Against Anti-Semitism is a group of Muslims newly formed to oppose anti-Semitism.

Pipes takes a conciliatory approach towards the fraying dynamics between Jewish and Muslim communities. He also appears sanguine about an Islamic reformation.


http://frontpagemag.com/2013/bruce-thornton/what-the-obama-scandals-reveal-about-progressive-ideology/ The three scandals dominating the news this week all reveal the moral and intellectual corruption at the heart of progressive ideology. Whether are not these revelations gain enough traction to halt the country’s downward spiral is the more important question. Benghazi The moment it came into office the Obama administration bought into the delusional […]

Teaching Class-Hatred to America’s Youth — on The Glazov Gang


This week’s Glazov Gang had the honor of being joined by Michael Chandler, a Black American Patriot, Borek Volarik, an anti-Communist Czech Defector, and Morgan Brittany, a conservative TV and movie star.

The Gang gathered to discuss Teaching Class-Hatred to America’s Youth. The dialogue occurred in Part I and focused on how the Left wages war through our children. The segment also shed light on: The Journey of a Black American Patriot and What Does It Mean To Become An American?


http://frontpagemag.com/2013/frontpagemag-com/congressman-louie-gohmert-the-islamist-enemy-within/ Frank Gaffney:  I’m very pleased to present to you all tonight a great American, a great Texan, one of my personal heroes and a man I’m very proud to call a great friend, Congressman Louie Gohmert. (Applause) Louie Gohmert:  Oh, gosh.  Thank you.  Well, I’m so glad you did that before I talked.  That’s […]

The Clinton Scandal Playbook and Benghazi Posted By Tom Thurlow

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/tom-thurlow/the-clinton-scandal-playbook-and-benghazi/print/ The punditocracy is pulling out its collective hair, wanting to know why there have apparently been multiple layers of cover-ups in the evolving Benghazi story.  An early scandal from the Clinton administration, the so-called “Travelgate” scandal, may be instructive. Recall that in the 1993 firings of employees at the White House Travel Office, a […]




Editor’s note: Below is the video and transcript of Gov. Rick Perry’s speech at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Texas Weekend. The inaugural event took place May 3rd-5th at the Las Colinas Resort in Dallas, Texas.

Rick Perry: And, David, it’s an honor to get to see you again and be in your presence. And we’re certainly glad to have you here in Texas. And even if your mailing address does continue to be in California. (laughter) I mean, really, California? It — all the cool kids are moving to Texas, David. (laughter)

But I’m just kidding because, I mean, God knows, if there is a place that needs David Horowitz, it is California. (laughter) So, you know, the basic question I love to ask folks when I talk to people in California or Illinois or overseas, for that matter, is that, you know, what makes Texas so special?

And there’s a number of ways to go about that answer. We are a unique culture. We’re proud. We are patriotic. Fiercely dedicated to the values of individual freedom and responsibility. We are a mix of backgrounds.

We are incredibly diverse state, culturally, ethically, philosophically. No matter where you come from or what you believe, you can feel right at home in Texas. Granted, if you’re a liberal, Austin’s probably about the only place that you’re going to feel really at home. (laughter)

But it’s a great place and they love it there. If you enjoy the finer things in life from world class orchestras to world class food, you can find it in Texas. Same if you enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, hiking or even surfing, we have it all.

Of course, that’s what truly sets us apart over the last decade has been our economic climate. And that’s something that we’ve worked very hard to develop, to cultivate. It’s a climate built upon the fiscally conservative principles that have served us well through good economic times and throughout major national recessions.

CEOs are looking for something simple. And that simplicity is predictability. And in Texas, they know that they’re going to get just that. They know they won’t be taxed into bankruptcy. They know that they — that we have a low tax burden here. That’s the foundation of this state’s tax philosophy.

We do that because we realize that more money in the hands of Texans is how you create more jobs in this state. We realize that more jobs for hard working Texas tax payers means more options, more freedom, healthier Texas families.

People have gotten that message, too. Our population continues to grow at somewhere north of 1,000 people every day move into this state. Employers also know that they can put down roots in Texas. That they won’t be tied up in miles and miles of government red tape.

That doesn’t mean that we don’t take care of our own. That we don’t have appropriate regulatory climates. As a matter fact, we’ve cleaned up our air in the last decade more than any other state in the nation during that same period of time.

But it’s proof that you can have thoughtful regulation and at the same time lift your environmental quality as well. What it means is that we’re reasonable. We’re efficient when it comes to the regulatory process.

Don’t a — just take my word for it. Ask people like Andy Puzder. Andy was the CEO of Carl’s Jr.’s, headquartered out in California. He said that opening a new restaurant in California takes eight months.

Eight months before you can even break ground to start the construction. In Texas, it takes about six weeks. That’s a big reason you’re seeing more Carl’s Jr.’s as you drive around, Pat. I don’t know if you use that establishment or not but you’re going to see a lot more of them in Texas.

Employers know that the Texas court system, for instance, won’t allow for over suing. Someone in the audience said a thank you as I walked in for — in 2003 we passed the most sweeping tort reform in the nation. And there — and in 2011 we passed loser pay.

And again, sending the message (applause) that you can come to the State of Texas and you won’t be over sued. The more time and money that’s spent in courtrooms is less time that you’re creating jobs in this state.


http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/obamas-fruits-of-falsehood?f=puball There is an understandable reluctance in President Barack Obama’s critics – a reluctance verging on a fastidious decorum and civility regarding the office of the President – that stops them from making the ultimate judgment of President Barack Hussein Obama and his administration. It is a damnation they have avoided. Perhaps it is too […]


http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/a-nation-divided-then-and-now?f=puball It is fair to say that the nation is as divided today as it was in the decades leading up to the Civil War that came about by the decision to secede and thereby destroy the Union. The seeds of that decision were planted in the Constitution because of the compromises that were needed […]



Give ’em the old razzle dazzle
Razzle Dazzle ’em
Give ’em an act with lots of flash in it
And the reaction will be passionate
Give ’em the old hocus pocus
Bead and feather ’em
How can they see with sequins in their eyes?

Give ’em the old double whammy
Daze and dizzy ’em
Back since the days of old Methuselah
Everyone loves the big bambooz-a-ler

Give ’em the old three ring circus
Stun and stagger ’em
When you’re in trouble, go into your dance

Chicago lawyer Billy Flynn, as played by Richard Gere in Chicago: The Musical (2002),

Miramax Films


“Inexcusable… I am angry about it. I will not tolerate this kind of behavior”

The foregoing words were spoken by Barack Obama in response to the growing scandal at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), after disclosures that the agency was targeting the Tea Party and other conservative groups, in effect using the IRS as a weapon against the political enemies of the White House. Obama announced that Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew had relieved IRS acting commissioner Steven Miller of his duties. Obama continued,

“I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the IRS, given the power that it has and the reach that it has into all of our lives. As I said earlier, it should not matter what political stripe you’re from, the fact of the matter is that the IRS has to operate with absolute integrity. I’ll do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this ever happens again,”

Just how gullible and stupid does this man think we are? From the looks of it, Obama and his top people think the citizens of this nation just fell off the turnip truck yesterday on the way into town. Does he really think anyone is still buying his line of unmitigated bull? What a liar this man is! In reality, Obama is using one of the oldest and most-underhanded political tricks in the book, a tactic some folks would call the “Potomac Two-Step.” Obama probably learned it from former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley or maybe former President Bill Clinton – both of whom were past masters at the art of committing dirty tricks while keeping their hands clean. Here’s how it works…

Once you move into the corner office and are in charge, you select your administration – the people who will actually implement your agenda. You choose carefully, and make certain your people know exactly what you want done, down to the smallest detail. You are careful not to leave your fingerprints on any of the instructions, but that isn’t too tough, because – away from the cameras and microphones, of course – you have thoroughly briefed trusted subordinates on what you want. If anything is committed to paper or saved electronically, you are careful to cover your flanks in case anything goes wrong… what the pros call plausible deniability. That done, you get out of the way and set your people loose.


Thursday on America Live with Megyn Kelly, and we discussed the Obama Justice Department’s extensive subpoena of phone records for AP reporters and the IRS scandal: specifically, President Obama’s non responsive answer to a question about what the White House knew of the IRS’s harassment of conservative organizations, which, I argued, was an implied admission that the White House did know, adding that the scandal reflects the ethos of the IRS under Obama — the agency did it because officials understood they had the green-light.
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