Despite once heading up the military wing of the Communist-dominated African National Congress, Nelson Mandela isn’t merely being honored as a former leader. Many in the western media rather are drawing comparisons between the late South African politician and Jesus Christ, as reported by PewSitter.com.
An unaccredited editorial appearing in an advanced release of the Dec. 7, 2013 edition of The Baltimore Sun states:
Few political leaders who have walked the earth inspire comparisons to Jesus Christ and the love he held for mankind.
Despite the worldwide media’s eulogizing of the late South African President Nelson Mandela, a handful of media organs are bringing to light that the former Central Committee member of the South African Communist Party supported what is arguably the most liberal abortion legislation on the globe.
The Catholic-centered news portal Rorate Caeli via the news aggregate PewSitter.com report that Mandela signed into law the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1996, which in its preamble states ironically that it recognizes:
Instead of reflecting on what was seemingly a knee-jerk reaction to cancel the football season in the wake of racist graffiti aimed at one of the players that is looking more and more like a hoax, Lunenburg Public Schools Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes defended her decision in a lengthy, defensive statement posted yesterday, eagerly “reminding” people that there is still racism being investigated at the school.
Credit where credit is due. Al Sharpton has spoken out against the “game” of Knockout and has launched a social media campaign urging that “players” find some other outlet for their pent-up hostilities.
According to CBS New York, Sharpton, joined by National Urban League president Marc Morial, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, and Jewish leader Rabbi Marc Schneier, has recorded a series of brief YouTube videos with the message that “The knockout game is not a game.”
Victim sprawled on ground seconds after being cold-cocked
Before his encounter with the Knockout “game” and racial violence, Paul Lane was “a lefty. As left as you can get,” he said. He supported Obama. Intends to vote for Hillary. Or least he did.
That was up until November 7, 2013, the day Kenneth Johnson walked into the Contra Costa library and played the Knockout game. Said Lane, a librarian:
A 13-year-old Massachusetts football player awoke to find racist graffiti spray-painted on his house. That, coupled with allegations that players from Lunenburg High School made derogatory racial comments to players from Worcester South, caused a town to go bonkers.
The football games for the rest of the season were cancelled. The town held a vigil. The school itself, the local police, the District Attorney, and yes, even the FBI are all investigating. Continue reading
Iran’s Tasnim News Agency reported today that “the head of atomic organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, has asked the government to allocate the required budget for construction of two more nuclear power plants in Bushehr province.” Salehi said that the move is to “help the country reduce its carbon emissions and its consumption of oil,” as reported by the AP via Fox News.
Yesterday, it was reported at JPost that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that new construction will be starting on nuclear power plants around the country. Continue reading
The title phrase in quotes is lifted from a blog post by New York Times opinion writer Paul Krugman headlined “The Obamacare Worm Turns.” In it, the Nobel prize-winning economist cum liberal pundit writes triumphally that the mood of the nation is slowly lifting as the “facts on the ground” vis-à-vis Obamacare gradually improve.
How’s that rule go again? Oh, yes: It’s i after e, but ze before ou. If you’re unfamiliar with ze and ou, it’s probably because you aren’t enrolled at Mills College in Oakland, Calif. (aka, Vassar of the West), which is attempting to change English by force.
The Associated Press (via CNSNews) notes that selected students at the school, which admits only women, want to replace the current crop of personal pronouns with variants that better accommodate the needs of those students who do not think of themselves as females.
Surveillance video of suspect in East New York attack
Despite the insistence of apologists on the left that the “game” of Knockout is an urban myth, evidence that it is not only for real but on the rise comes from two news stories today. One appearing in New York’s Daily News demonstrates that blacks are not immune from being targeted in what up to now has been a black-on-white crime. The second story, courtesy of Opposing Views, shows that the aggressors are not all male.
I agree wholeheartedly with Libby, Kevin, Jim Geraghty, and others that it is creepy and fascist of leftist policy advocates to put out guides on how to discuss the specifics of programmatic and regulatory proposals with your nearest and dearest over the holiday weekend.*
I assume most of you out there don’t actually need instructions on what to talk about over Thanksgiving. But what fun would it be to write a post on this topic and not offer some suggestions? So here goes.
1. What you’re thankful for. Du-uh. I’ll start things off with saying that I’m thankful for Continue reading
It is the Murphy’s law of politics. When the left accuses the right of something, it means they are doing it themselves. This is a simple formula that is a sure-fire win, every time.
Usually, the tactic is not as blatant as it was when President Obama announced at the start of a West Coast fundraising tour for the Democratic Party, that unlike himself, the GOP is ”more focused on positioning themselves for the next election.” Continue reading