KATHY SHAIDLE: CAMPAIGN 1964….BARRY GOLDWATER’S FILM “CHOICE” MUST READ AND WATCH….SEE NOTE PLEASE

http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/01/29/forget-lbjs-daisy-ad-watch-goldwaters-campaign-film-choice/?print=1
BARRY GOLDWATER IGNITED THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT IN AMERICA—AND PAVED THE WAY TO THE ELECTION OF RONALD REAGAN…..RSK

I haven’t seen the new documentary MITT and I’m not sure I can bring myself to do so.

Living in the real-life aftermath of Romney’s failed presidential campaign is depressing enough without sitting through a cinematic autopsy, too.

Some say that if this documentary or something like it had been screened before election day, Romney’s chances would’ve improved.

Obviously we can’t know that for certain.

I feel more confident declaring that had an infamous but little seen Barry Goldwater campaign film called Choice aired in 1964, he still wouldn’t have won.

That’s because Goldwater had no chance of winning anyhow.

Americans weren’t going to dishonor their recently assassinated Democratic president by failing to vote for his successor. Period.

It didn’t help that the elites had successfully painted Goldwater as a racist, warmongering loony.

RICHARD BAEHR: HOW GOOD COULD 2014 BE FOR THE GOP?

http://pjmedia.com/blog/how-good-could-2014-be-for-gop/ Several thoughtful political commentators, including Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics and Larry Sabato from the University of Virginia Center for Politics, have written articles this month suggesting that prospects for Republicans in Senate contests in 2014 are improving. Trende goes as far to suggest that in a wave year, if the GOP can avoid nominating self-destructive […]

WILLIAM C. TRIPLETT: NOT HOPE AND CHANGE BUT REAL JOBS IN THE OIL PATCH

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/not-hope-and-change-but-real-jobs-in-oil-patch
William C. Triplett II is a national security and energy writer in Washington.
Employment booming in the energy sector

As a whole, America’s job numbers are appalling. At least 12.6 million people have dropped out of the work force. Millions of Americans who had a job when George W. Bush was president don’t have one now. Future job prospects look abysmal, clear across the demographics – men, women, teens, minorities, recent graduates and seniors.

Twenty percent of the American population is on food stamps, and there is no answer in sight for the country’s misery, except the American shale revolution.

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, in passing, President Obama took undeserved credit for increased American oil and gas production before he returned to his usual liberal agenda of government programs, including raising the minimum wage.

What Mr. Obama didn’t tell the American people is this: The oil patch is hiring right now, and the jobs offered pay much better than the federal minimum wage.

The British Government’s Responsibility for Northern Nigeria by Alan Craig

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4146/uk-northern-nigeria “The British colonial masters took our land and handed it over to Muslim rulers… They gave us [non-Muslim groups] an inferior social and political role in the colonial hierarchical system in northern Nigeria, and that is exactly where we are right now.” — Dr. Yusufu Taraki It is a truth not universally acknowledged in […]

Spain Rethinks Universal Jurisdiction by Soeren Kern

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4149/spain-universal-jurisdiction Worried that Spain’s judicial system was being hijacked by activist judges pursuing a political agenda, Spanish lawmakers voted…to restrict the scope of universal jurisdiction. “Universal jurisdiction risks creating universal tyranny — that of judges.” — Henry Kissinger Lawmakers from Spain’s ruling center-right Popular Party have submitted a bill that would limit the conditions under […]

Honor Diaries: The Stories of 9 Women’s Rights Activists

Honor Diaries a groundbreaking film that tackles the sensitive issues of women’s rights and violence in Muslim-majority societies.

http://www.clarionproject.org/news/honor-diaries-film-about-womens-rights

Honor Diaries is a groundbreaking interfaith film, co-produced by Women’s Voices Now, the Aha Foundation, Karma Nirvana, Council of Muslims Facing Tomorrow, and Clarion Project, that tackles head on the sensitive issues of women’s rights and violence in Muslim-majority societies. It brings together nine women from different backgrounds with unique expertise to share their stories. Honor Diaries won the St Louis International Film Festival Interfaith Award, and was an official selection at the Chicago International Film Festival.

The film discusses gender inequality, honor-based violence, forced marriage, and FGM. The women in the film come with awareness and understanding of the complex cultural issues at play, and are therefore able to attack ‘political correctness’ taboos that restrict dialogue and prevent true acknowledgement of the abuses perpetuated worldwide against women and girls. The 9 women that are followed in the film all have fascinating and troubling first-hand experience of the subject matter. Although the film does not focus on scenes of violence, FGM, murder, rape and spousal abuse are all discussed in depth, and by those with personal experience of it. For allowing these stories to be told alone, Honor Diaries is worthy of praise.

RYAN MAURO: Islamist Jurisprudence Group to Train 200 U.S. Imams To implement Sharia in America

Islamist Jurisprudence Group to Train 200 U.S. Imams
The group instructs Muslims to infiltrate positions of power for the purpose of gradually implementing sharia in America.

http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/islamist-jursprudence-group-train-200-us-imams

The California-based Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) is holding a conference in Texas next month where it hopes to educate 200 imams. AMJA is an anti-American Salafist group that supports abuse of women, violent jihad and the stealthy imposition of sharia in the U.S.

AMJA’s 11th Annual Imams Conference will be held on February 21-23 in Dallas, Texas with the theme, “Islamic Home Finance in the West.” The subject is part of Sharia Finance, or economics that comply with sharia.

The organization says it has already had 150 imams sign up and it has a maximum capacity of 200. Imams lead mosques and Islamic centers and are seen as the local authority on the faith, so AMJA’s teachings can impact thousands of Muslims in North America.

What Would You Do If Your Unmarried Daughter Got Pregnant? By Karin McQuillan

http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2014/01/what_would_you_do_if_your_unmarried_daughter_got_pregnant.html Your unmarried daughter comes to you in tears.  She’s pregnant and wants to have the baby.  You think long and hard about the best course of action. But wait – no need to think about the difficult challenges of having the baby, finishing school and getting a job. No need to find out who […]

The MLA’s Biggest Blunders Kenneth L. Marcus

http://brandeiscenter.com/index.php?/publications/research_opinion_full/the_mlas_top_five_bds_blunders_this_week The Modern Language Association (MLA) has blundered repeatedly over its treatment of Israel in the run-up to its annual conference this week.  Technically the 30,000 member association is not contemplating a resolution to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel (BDS) per se at this week’s upcoming confab. Instead it is debating a halfway measure […]

SARAH HONIG: HEADLINERS WITHOUT HANKIES

http://sarahhonig.com/2014/01/31/another-tack-headliners-without-hankies/ We hardly relish another updated sequel of the same farce, but every seven years we’re compelled to watch a bunch of by and large has-beens vie for the post of president. This prestige-laden sinecure has become a golden-age retreat for assorted flunkies. No finer end-of-career-in-the-limelight can be had. The trouble is that, as time […]