Sex Trouble: #DearFeministMen Illustrates a Fundamental Problem – A great read about foundational problems of feminism and especially of how no one – including feminist women – should trust feminist men.
France offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians while Obama Turns his Back on Them – The title says it all. Obama is too busy telling us that we didn’t built the country but that Muslims did.
The statistics about women and gun ownership tell a different story than the Michael Bloomberg-affiliated Moms Demand Action or its often obliging press corps would have you hear. Women are the fastest growing group of gun owners, with about one in four U.S. women now packing heat. CNN Money recently reported on the trends:
Almost 80 percent of gun retailers reported a rise in female customers in 2012, according to industry figures. In Florida, 22 percent of the concealed carry permits are held by women. In Texas, women hold 28 percent of concealed carry permits, up sharply over the past decade.
The Caner Event at FBC Woodstock Points to a Deeper Ecclesiological Problem in SBC Churches — Ergun Caner is an embarrassment to the faith and it is sad that so many pastors have turned a blind eye to misdeeds.
No Joke: California Parents and Religious Leaders Fight to Make Skin Color Criteria for Teaching – It’s not racist, though, because . . . I don’t know how to finish this sentence . . .
Who really wants to impeach Obama? — This guy is so terrible that the Left is praying that he’ll be impeached. How else can they motivate their base?
Something very strange is happening on Capitol Hill. Democrats can’t talk enough about impeaching a president of their own party. And Republicans keep saying that there isn’t a chance they’ll give it a try…
FBI: Sexual Exploitation of Children is ‘Increasing Exponentially’ – Tragic. They should expose more of the buyers and restrict porn access, requiring it to be an opt-in service on cable and such. My youngest daughter’s church has a great ministry helping these victims. They have helped many escape and just paid for the removal of a tattoo of a pimp’s name.
Homosexual Re-Education Camps Set to Begin – Ridiculous. But just keep chanting that “same-sex marriage” will have no impact on anyone else . . .
In a stunning blow to religious freedom, Colorado baker Jack Phillips has been sentenced to be “reeducated” along with his staff by a pro-homosexual court.
Phillips’ crime: he refused to make a cake celebrating counterfeit marriage.
In a politically correct culture, government decides whose beliefs have preference. In a politically correct culture hostile to freedom, government decides who can force some people to do what other people tell them to do, regardless of whether those actions violate the conscience and religious freedom of the person being forced.
Man Takes Pregnant 12-Year-Old He Raped to Three Abortion Clinics, None Report the Abuse – Planned Parenthood was one of the three. But you knew that, right? The war on girls – and humans in general — continues.
Please stop helping us – Read it all.
Demonstrative of similar dedication, one member of Congress told Vanderbilt University political scientist Carol Swain that “one of the advantages and disadvantages of representing blacks is their shameless loyalty. … You can almost get away with raping babies and be forgiven. You don’t have any vigilance about your performance.” In my opinion, there appear to be no standards of performance low enough for blacks to lose their loyalty to their black political representatives.
Riley says that between 1970 and 2001, the number of black elected officials skyrocketed from fewer than 1,500 to more than 9,000, but black poverty has remained roughly the same. Between 1940 and 1960, when black political power was virtually nonexistent, the black poverty rate fell from 87 percent to 47 percent. Riley points out that there has been significant achievement among the black middle class but that wide black-white gaps remain with respect to income, educational achievement, unemployment, labor force participation, incarceration rates and other measures. Despite political gains, there have been dramatic reversals in teen unemployment, crime, out-of-wedlock births and family stability. Political power is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for socio-economic progress.
Riley lays out the devastating deal black political leaders and civil rights leaders have made with labor unions, in his aptly named chapter “Mandating Unemployment.” Black leaders of the past recognized that labor unions were hostile to the interests of ordinary blacks. Frederick Douglass, in his 1874 essay “The Folly, Tyranny, and Wickedness of Labor Unions,” argued that unions were not friends of blacks. W.E.B. Du Bois called unions “the greatest enemy of the black working man.” Booker T. Washington also opposed unions because of their adverse impact on blacks.
Today’s black leaders have little reservation about giving their support to union policies that harm their constituents. They support minimum wage increases, which have had a devastating impact on black employment, particularly that of teenagers. Recently, black teen unemployment reached 44 percent, but few people realize that during the late 1940s, before rapid minimum wage escalation, it was less than 10 percent and lower than white teen unemployment. Black leaders also give their support to a super-minimum wage law known as the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931. The legislative history of Davis-Bacon makes clear that its union and congressional supporters sought to eliminate black employment in the construction trades.
“Opposite of America” is full of lies – Glad to see someone carefully destroying the bogus memes about how great Cuba and other countries are because they allegedly do the opposite of what America does.
Muhammad and Nikah al-Mut’ah (Temporary Marriage as a Form of Prostitution) – What a con
venient loophole, and how dramatically different than Christianity. Just another thing the “most favored religion in the U.S.” has to offer that Leftists don’t tell you about.
Does the free market work to reduce poverty? – Yes. Yes, it does. Thanks for asking.
People who live in countries closer to the free market end of the economic spectrum have far greater income than people who live in countries toward the communist end — and enjoy far greater human rights protection.
According to the 2012 “Economic Freedom of the World” report by James Gwartney, Robert Lawson and Joshua Hall, nations ranking in the top quartile with regard to economic freedom had average per capita GDP of $37,691 in 2010 compared with $5,188 for those in the bottom quartile.
In the freest nations, the average income of the poorest 10% of their populations was $11,382. In the least free nations, it was $1,209.
Remarkably, the average income of the poorest 10% in the economically freer nations is more than twice the average of those in the least free nations.