Given his degree of narcissism, Obama needs to be able to see himself as the hero at the end of the day. While he does ascribe to the idea that “the ends justify the means” in many cases, I still want to believe that even he’d draw the line somewhere. Hopefully that’s not just wishful thinking on my part.
And with that degree of Narcissism would Obama name himself or Hillary for the job...
"Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out
the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon
them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either
words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by
the endurance of those whom they oppress." Frederick Douglass
 February 12, 2016 at 11:04am
From my perspective, social media is a public domain. Monitoring it is less a matter of getting permission and more a matter of investing the time and effort to investigate it.
After all, there have been multiple cases of someone posting their intentions to commit murder or terrorism on social media where anyone can see it.
Obviously I am concerned about things like tracking ip actresses without a warrant, but there are legal ways to monitor social media without violating privacy.
 February 11, 2016 at 6:21pm
That’s essentially what the parents proposed. The ACLU says that’s unacceptable.
The ACLU has become its own special brand of insanity.
 February 11, 2016 at 6:19pm
Why is it necessary for this person to use a men’s changing room? If it’s due to discomfort of changing with women, why is one person’s discomfort so relevant? After all, I’m sure some of the males in the men’s changing room are uncomfortable with this arrangement. But of course they’re just bigots, right?
Amazing how no one will ever accuse a transgender person of being intolerant of one gender by refusing to share a bathroom with them.
 February 11, 2016 at 3:30pm
You manage to use both “always” and “never” in that comment while referring to the behavior of a group of people. In my experience, such statements are always false and never true.
 February 11, 2016 at 3:27pm
So a biological female is safer in a men’s changing room than a woman’s?
February 11, 2016 at 11:57am
So does Einstein get a Nobel prize posthumously for this? Or will Obama get it because he was president when it was proven?
Einstein already won the prize in 1921 for the discovery of the photoelectric effect
John Bardeen is the only one who has won 2 Nobel prizes in physics.
From 1974, the Statutes of the Nobel Foundation stipulate that a Prize cannot be awarded posthumously, unless death has occurred after the announcement of the Nobel Prize.
 February 10, 2016 at 4:50pm
I attended Rutgers a few years back. While the leftist presence certainly isn’t zero, they are less brazen than on some campuses for one very simple reason: the conservative push back is strong.
 February 9, 2016 at 8:05pm
They say that you can fool some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but not all of the people ask of the time.
 February 9, 2016 at 2:57pm
Jesus aside, the historical treatment of Jews by Christians has some secular Jews (who are already suspicious of religion) extremely wary of Christians.
 February 9, 2016 at 2:53pm
Many of those ted cited aren’t zionists. Also, there were many religious zionists in the early days, such as Abraham Isaac Kook. True Herzl himself wasn’t religious, but he specifically reached out to Jews who were. In fact, Herzl became more religious after becoming a zionist than he had been before.
 February 9, 2016 at 2:47pm
“While there certainly are non-liberal Jews it is the issue of those Jews who are in positions of power who are almost always liberal.”
That can be said of every demographic in America. Liberals support government power and are therefore drawn to government. Conservatives avoid government by nature with only a few exceptions stepping forward.
 February 9, 2016 at 2:42pm
Imagine if the new York times showed 20 catholic politicians who support abortion and implied that it was because they were catholic. You think most catholics would like that?
 February 9, 2016 at 2:38pm
If this was solely about policy, why did he limit himself to Jews? Why specifically point out that they are Jewish? He could have easily made his point by doing neither and without removing a single individual from his list.
Instead he chose to go after their heritage and in the process his entire message is now coated with “guilt by association”.
[-1] February 8, 2016 at 11:22pm
100 each year? In the US alone there are over 4 million babies born annually. If we say half are boys, then even if we say that only 1 million are circumcised that would still mean that your “astounding complication rate” would amount to less than 1% of all procedures in just the US. You’re more likely to be hit by a car.
 February 8, 2016 at 6:52pm
The easiest way to detect antisemitism is to look for hypocrisy. Example: Treating Israeli police as murderers for killing terrorists who attack them while praising or excusing the terrorists themselves.
In this case, you have leftists advocating in cases that children be allowed to be subjected to hormone treatment for gender reassignment. Yet you also have leftists calling for the banning of circumcision. What’s the sole commonality? Both are attacks of traditional values, whether social or religious, each seeking to overturn society as we know it.
In short, it is an attack on Jewish traditions, which is a form of antisemitism.
[-2] February 8, 2016 at 5:30pm
In case you didn’t know, tone is rarely conveyed through text alone. Sure you can hear the hyperbole in your own words but that’s no guarantee that it’ll be obvious to the rest of humanity.
 February 8, 2016 at 4:40pm
I also speak out against abortion. Why? Because I believe it shouldn’t be legal barring extreme circumstances. You’re speaking out against circumcision calling for it to not be performed, not because you think it should be outlawed, but for seemingly no reason.
February 8, 2016 at 4:31pm
For centuries Jews outnumbered Muslims in western countries. Thus most westerners think of Jews when they think of religious circumcision.
 February 8, 2016 at 4:17pm
So you would have a religious test for a surgical procedure. Good luck with that.