“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
H. L. Mencken
April 7, 2013 at 4:54pm
Making light of Gay Marriage and a Communist Dictatorship all in the same skit?! I’ll bet the entire cast and crew of SNL end up having their taxes audited! Everyone knows that the only thing Obama doesn’t have is a sense of humor!
Plus, whoever wrote that skit can give up any hope of ever writing for Hollywood!
April 7, 2013 at 1:45pm
I’m wondering what kind of background checks the people who purchased thousands of “assault” rifles and other guns for Mexican Drug Cartels via the Obama Administration’s “Fast and Furious” operation had to pass?
April 6, 2013 at 7:20pm
Ever more proof that the Left doesn’t want a debate, they want a dictatorship.
April 6, 2013 at 7:16pm
Beyonce and Jay-Z following in the footsteps of Jane Fonda and Bill Ayers…
April 6, 2013 at 6:35pm
Maybe the fact has something to do with the REALITY that it is NOT a “Recovery”?
Just a thought…
April 6, 2013 at 6:32pm
Mormons know better than most Americans the extremes to which the Federal Government will go to force compliance with its arbitrary and capricious laws!
Few people outside of Utah know that the Mormons were forced by the Federal Government to give up the practice of polygamy. Defying numerous parts of the U.S. Constitution, the Federal Government forced the church leaders to abandon polygamy if they wanted Utah to become a state.
Nor do they know that the Federal Government waged a nearly 50 year long war of economic terrorism against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the second half of the 19th Century. All over the practice of polygamy – a religious practice which was supposed to be protected by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution!
April 6, 2013 at 6:23pm
I think we need to start a Replace O’Riley With Ingraham campaign.
Ingraham is far more intelligent than O’Riley. She has a better grasp of the issues. She is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in.
And she is a hell of a lot easier on the eyes than O’Riley!
I’ve somewhat concerned that neither the name of the family or the captain have been released. I think if either one or both were released, a lot of the mystery surrounding this event would be cleared up rather quickly.
Common Sense Media equates the violence to “one of the newer Bond movies” but much less violent than a “Quinten Tarentino” film.
As others have said, I would not be surprised if the family was a group of Muslims. A standard tactic of terrorist groups is to test The System by causing minor incidents and see how it is handled by authorities. Months before 9/11/01 the the hijackers tested The System by carrying box cutters in their carry on luggage!
The captain might not be a jerk, he might just end up being a hero!
I'd love to hear 'the rest of the story'. Doesn't make sense that a pilot or crew would put his plane in jeopardy and put his job in jeopardy for somebody quietly complaining. I'm calling BS on that. I suggest that these people started stirring up the other passengers and causing a problem. You Simply cannot have pandemonium on an airliner, where there's only one or two or three flight attendants for the entire 200 person plane. Some of these jack wads Need to get a life . So sorry every movie on every flight can't be BAmbi, it's just the way it is. There are more people flying than two-year-olds. Check with United.com before you fly and find out in advance what the movie is. Make plans accordingly.
April 6, 2013 at 5:39pm
Maher gives comedians and Jews a bad name!
April 6, 2013 at 5:36pm
It would be nice if Mr KeatonC333 would do some research before he starts spouting off about things he knows nothing about.
Eric Robert Rudolf… “I would hate to break it to them that I really prefer Nietzsche to the Bible.”
Rudolf was never associated with the so-called Army of God. As for the Army of God itself, to date there has only been one crime attributed to this group – the kidnapping of 3 abortion clinic workers – all were eventually released unharmed. That was over 20 years ago!
Other persons who have committed acts of violence against abortion providers who have no connection to the group have been associated with the Army of God, usually by reporters who are too lazy to do some actual research.
The Hutarees are an interesting group. A big deal was made about their arrest a couple of years ago, but you know what? The case was thrown out of court! Despite an alleged 1 1/2 year long investigation and an arrest that made headlines across the country, the FBI could not come up with enough evidence to even charge them with so much as a parking ticket!
I don’t think the Hutarees will be flying airliners into buildings anytime soon.
Catholics, Evangelical Christians, and Militias are not the enemy of the U.S. Armed Forces. They are, in fact some of the most ardent supporters of our military! This is clearly an effort by the Obama Regime to further divide and foment distrust among Americans.
Anyone stupid enough to fall for it probably voted f
April 5, 2013 at 12:52pm
Some people have no sense of humor whatsoever!
April 5, 2013 at 12:23pm
For her sake, I hope her letter is satire.
If this is how upset she gets at being rejected (along with 90% of her fellow applicants) by the top tier of educational institutions, she is in for a rude awakening when she gets into the Real World!
In the Real World, rejection is a fact of life and is far more common than acceptance!
For instance… I am three times her age, and a far better writer and so far, I have not gotten a single letter published in the Wall Street Journal!
Perhaps I should have told them I was a spoiled, ungrateful, under-achieving teenaged girl…
However, in the "real world" many people are rewarded on their merits. Did you note her academic achievements? She is not a "spoiled, entitled little girl" - she accomplished academically what many of those accepted to Ivy League schools didn't. Her beef is that she was rejected for not having a lot of "fluff" on her resume (maybe she spent more time studying than doing "community service" projects, but isn't that the point of education?) and she doesn't get points for her ethnic / racial background. Hide your head in the sand, if you will, but the latter IS a definite determinant. SAT scores needn't come up to the published standards if you round out the government quotas, and many other allowances are made. And if you heard today's news, the city of Phoenix is recruiting minorities for lifeguard jobs, even if THEY CAN'T SWIM (this is not a joke). Makes you want to swim in one of the city's public pools, doesn't it?
Some people have no sense of humor whatsoever!
a wee bitter that no published letters yet?
Just as in the case of this young lady, your successes would have been realised had you been born in an African Country, agitated a few people over the past years, had your college tuition fronted by a Saudi, and smoked a lot of dope. Who knows, you may have even become President.
So how does a mediocre at best Marxist with nothing academically to speak of get into Columbia and Harvard Law School?
It wasn't based on merit.
April 5, 2013 at 12:04pm
“…paper shooting targets and prescription medications to treat anxiety and depression. Holmes’ “.
The common thread running through all of these mass shooting incidents are prescription drugs to control some kind of alleged emotional disorder. It is also the one factor which is being all but ignored by lawyers, judges and legislators. Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars on lobbyist and political campaigns and you can’t watch a TV show today which doesn’t advertise some kind of “anti-depressant” medication!
Yes, my friends, there is big money in drugging our kids, regardless of the negative effects. In fact, regardless of any lack of actual positive effects – there are peer reviewed studies which show that most anti-depressants are no better at controlling emotional disorders than a placebo!
But, the negative effects are very real and very dangerous!
April 5, 2013 at 11:45am
I would prefer honest hate to insincere platitudes and false respect for the departed. Just what do you think the MSM and Liberals will have to say about people like Rush Limbaugh, or Glenn Beck, once they are gone?
I’m pretty sure those comments will make the worst comments about Ebert seem pale by comparison!
April 4, 2013 at 11:02pm
“With the birth of the artist, came the inevitable afterbirth – the Critic”.
-History of the World Part 1
Many of MEL BROOKE's films have real "gems of truth" within!
April 4, 2013 at 7:57pm
I think the fact that women have menstrual cycles is one of the best reason for having them in combat! I don’t know about you, but being on the wrong side of a woman with an M-16, a grenade launcher AND PMS, would scare the you-know-what out of me!
And the un-intended consequence is an increase of Fratricide by women in the infantry regiments during their menstrual cycles.
April 3, 2013 at 10:49am
I’ll believe their sincerity when the do away with RACISTSEXISTHOMOPHOBE to describe anyone who takes exception to the tyranny of Liberal Orthodoxy which is crippling this country!
April 3, 2013 at 10:43am
“I don’t want to broad brush…:”
But you did anyway!
I sincerely doubt you’ve been anywhere near a Catholic Church service (we call it Mass) and you certainly we’re raised in the Church.
Oh, and BTW, Ingraham is Catholic too!
April 2, 2013 at 7:57pm
What do so-called White Supremacists believe that The New Black Panther Party doesn’t believe, or LaRaza, or the NAACP, or The Nation of Islam, or the ADL, or Barack Hussein Obama for that matter? They believe in the protection and advancement of their own race – if necessary at the expense of other races.
And, yet, whenever a murder like this occurs they are trotted out as the penultimate evil doers. Of course it was White Supremacists! I mean, after all… they are… well… they’re WHITE! So, they must be guilt!
A few years back, the husband of a Judge who had at one time presided over a minor case involving Matt Hale was murdered. Of course, the lapdog media immediately sounded the trumpets – “It must have been White Supremacists getting revenge for Matt Hale!”
It turned out to be nothing of the sort. In fact, it was actually a disgruntled LEFT WING KOOK who had had a case involving a medical claim denied by the judge!
Look. The cops know it was a Mexican Drug Cartel Hit, and the media knows it was a Mexican Drug Cartel Hit, in fact, anyone with half the brains God gave a tick, knows this was a Mexican Drug Cartel Hit.
But, Obama doesn’t want it to be the work of a Mexican Drug Cartel – and so, the cops play along. So does the MSM, and everyone else.
I would have expected that The Blaze would be able to see through this charade, perhaps I expect too much of them…