What a superb diplomat Kerry is. He can speak out of both sides of his mouth with equal ease, and simultaneously attempt to placate our allies and encourage our enemies. Presumably he realizes the Israelis know his true feelings and allegiances, and treat his empty platitudes with all the respect they deserve.
I’d use more accurate language to describe what I think of him, but when the entire maladministration is hostile to our own country and our allies, what would be the point? Besides, (and however difficult it may be to restrain myself) I’m trying not to sink to the level of bottom-dwelling name-caller that so many on the Left are.
 November 23, 2015 at 3:44pm
The institutions formerly known as places of higher intelligence have decided to commit ideological and institutional suicide. At this late stage of this terminal form of intellectual cancer, what is the purpose of even going to college (other than a technical school that separates itself from the idiocratical tendencies) any more, especially with the extortive fees they charge now?
 November 18, 2015 at 3:27pm
These unrestrained activists typically fall among 2 categories: ‘useful idiots’ who really have no clue as to the actual agenda, ‘agents provocateur’ whose mission is to inflame, incite, and otherwise create an incident.
Useful idiots can be well-intentioned but misled, or they can be (typically) bored or aggressive young people looking for excitement.
tornado311: As I recall in my admittedly-foggy memory of Cold War days, the phrase was typically interpreted to mean surviving the blast at a range of one mile. Doesn’t mean no damage, it means you’ll likely live through the shock wave.
Never assume you WON’T see TEOTWAWKI (The end of the world AS WE KNOW IT). Unless you’re at Ground Zero or caught in the open after a blast or downwind, nuclear war is – with proper shelter, training, supplies, motivation and God’s providence – survivable. That doesn’t mean you throw a party; it means the survivors have a unique opportunity to correct some mistakes and produce a smarter generation.
If they used hydroponics (or scraped the outside soil and replanted after a month or two) they could grow their own food – if their electronics and power supply (light & air filtration/handling) wasn’t wiped out by EMP.
In some states, qualified owners can legally keep registered automatic weapons (which are often unnecessary) and even explosives. You can do a lot with relatively little if you’re tactically “enlightened”.
A waste to some people is an opportunity for others. Cest la vie.
You probably wouldn't mind building a shelter. I'm sure you could get one for less than $17 Million.
Living in a Fall out reality will definitely make life very tough and cut your expectancy for life by half EVEN if you weren't near the blast zone.
An EMP blast over the east coast is predicted to kill 75 million to 100 million people in 1 year. That's not even nuclear.
 November 16, 2015 at 12:24pm
“…an alternative that they believe to be true”? I guess that would be the Communist Manifesto and the Humanist Manifesto. And probably the Satanic Bible.
 November 13, 2015 at 7:15am
Pay is often inequitable; that’s the nature of free (voluntary) economics. That said, pay should (in my opinion) be rated by the skill level necessary to do the work, the ‘man-hours’ it demands to complete the tasks, the physical exertion required, and any risks involved. All things being equitable in a fantasy world, ER doctors, surgeons, firefighters, and combat medics should be at the top of the food chain.
 November 13, 2015 at 7:01am
Apparently the students at this school (and so many others) haven’t read Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’, in which the point is made that, in their dystopian view of society, “Some animals are more equal than others.”
November 11, 2015 at 12:17pm
Yep; he’s certainly transparent.
November 11, 2015 at 7:24am
Click. Gone. Good.
 November 10, 2015 at 7:09pm
She teaches “mass communications”? Where did she receive HER instruction: the Josef Goebbels School of Mass Social Inflammation? The Saul Alinsky Institute of Ideological Demonization? KGB/GRU University? UM has apparently set the professorial bar at the lowest level.
 November 10, 2015 at 12:47pm
I would bet a week’s pay that at least some of these folks – such as the in-your-face, DB female Nazi – aren’t students; they’re itinerant instigators brought in especially to incite the real students for the creation of more social and institutional chaos. I doubt many of the students are there as much for a functional education as they are for the parties and protests.
 November 6, 2015 at 11:51am
“The document also included several references to Allah, the sheriff said. Warnke, however, stressed that there was “still nothing to indicate” Mohammad’s Muslim religion had anything to do with his motive. He compared the references made to Allah to a Christian making references to Jesus before carrying out a life-changing decision.”
Uh-huh. And your point is…?
 November 5, 2015 at 12:15pm
Hmmm…his name is Mohammad, ignored his (non-Muslim?) roommate, and violently attacked two strangers in hit-and-run fashion. Nope, can’t fathom what his motive might be.
 October 28, 2015 at 7:00am
I don’t think the lesson was “ill-conceived” as it pertains to critical thinking. I do believe the teacher was wrong for being critical of her opinion, using it as a shame device rather than simply exploring her answers. The teacher, as so many others have in recent years, exposed herself as an indoctrinator rather than an educator.
No, the answer to the question has nothing to do with the student's opinion on God.
There is an objective answer to it, it's multiple choice.
It's a lesson that Blaze readers really, REALLY need help with. Distinguishing fact from commonplace assertion from opinion.
If the exercise was TRULY to provoke "critical thinking", the teacher would have followed up with something like, "Tell me why YOU THINK God's existence is "fact"." This spurs critical thinking.
But the teacher's response was nothing like this, therefore, it wasn't an exercise in critical thinking.
I may disagree with you on a subject, but if I'm educating a person on "critical thinking", the follow up exercise is to have a person EXPLAIN their position and examining if that person has put "critical thought" into their explanation!!!!
He didn't do this. Instead, he tried to indoctrinate, and force HIS thought process on to the student. This isn't "education" by any stretch of the imagination, and this person should not be an educator of our children.
October 27, 2015 at 3:31pm
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day (unless it’s digital). He actually almost got a pass from me this time.
 October 26, 2015 at 7:07am
One of the most lucid and thoughtful responses I’ve ever heard on the subject – especially from a (wannabe) politician. Or perhaps, this is what separates politicians from statesmen. Why would anyone listen to the blowhard (Trump) or the equivocators over Carson? Pardon the sloppy metaphor; but the ‘cream’ of the crop appears to be slowly rising to the top.
 October 19, 2015 at 4:26pm
Extortion under cover of law is still extortion.
 October 10, 2015 at 7:56am
Thanks to Mr. Rogen for reminding us yet again of what a liberal version of a ‘civil, tolerant’ society looks like. Those on the Left consistently lower the bar as they redefine ‘civilization’. Kind of ‘social jihad lite’.
If it weren't for filthy language, they wouldn't have anything to say.
 September 22, 2015 at 9:50am
“We’re going to be the majority soon,” another said.
Now you have an idea of their overall strategy; to displace Christians – and anyone else who objects. What do you think will happen when (if) they actually become the majority?
 September 21, 2015 at 7:22pm
“After his arrest, Mohamed’s parents told KXAS-TV that they believed their son was discriminated against because he was Muslim. ”
Perhaps this was the core of the entire episode: to ‘victimize’ another Muslim for propaganda value? After all, you don’t need a real bomb to cause chaos. Frenzied finger-pointing and assumed victimhood will work as well.