Thoughts from the ammo line

19 Dec 2014, 6:11 am

(Scott Johnson)Ammo Grrrll returns to comment on GRUBER: THE POLITICAL EQUIVALENT OF EX-LAX. She writes: I grew up in the Fiber-Free Fifties. With a steady diet of Jello, Twix, Wonder Bread, and Velveeta, small wonder laxative ads were prominent on television. Housewives discussed the issue openly i

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In Denmark at the start of the 19th century, a young archaeologist named Christian J. Thomsen was given the intimidating task of organizing a growing horde of ancient objects being stockpiled in preparation for the eventual foundation of a National Museum of Antiquities. As David W. Anthony relates

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There’s a lesson for filmmakers in the fact that Peter Jackson’s best foray into Middle Earth was also his smallest.

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The Obama administration is stalling the release of a key report detailing U.S. covert action in Iran due to concerns that information about America’s activities there could harm ongoing negotiations with Tehran over its contested nuclear program, according to officials in the State Department

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The American Spectator

Not So Fast: Members of Cuba’s Opposition Respond

President Obama’s speech Wednesday signaling his intention to normalize relations with Cuba (including, eventually, lifting the trade embargo) has prompted many passionate responses from Americans. But Obama's speech — in which he also announced that Alan Gross, an American contrac

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We shall, no doubt, be hearing details about the economics of the Cuba embargo in the weeks or months to come, as Congress takes up the matter. To lift or not to lift, that is the crux of the thing. My position is that you should not jump to conclusions on a policy issue until you know the facts. H


19 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

Christmas came early for Communist dictators. Kim Jong-Un, a fan of Friday the 13th, The Godfather, and Rambo, nevertheless succeeded in reviving the Hays Code this week. Instead of forbidding the pornographic violence of his favorite films, the tyrant banned a film that showcased the pornographic
My wife and I were flown to Melbourne for me to receive half of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s $80,000 Prize for History for my book Australia’s Secret War: How Unionists Sabotaged Our Troops in World War II. The hotel we were put up at, on the south bank of the Yarra River, wa

The Federalist

Would General George Washington Approve Of Today’s Torture Policies?

Our nation’s first president had some direct things to say about torture, but its use in his time was different than its use today.

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Death has become quite the creative enterprise, full of entrepreneurs eager to Americanize death and cash in on your corp$e. It’s time to reclaim a more humane way.
The original Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols began in Cambridge, England, and has migrated all over the world.
Christmas doesn’t need to be the Motherhood Olympics.

The Washington Free Beacon

Homer and The Bible at The Met

In Denmark at the start of the 19th century, a young archaeologist named Christian J. Thomsen was given the intimidating task of organizing a growing horde of ancient objects being stockpiled in preparation for the eventual foundation of a National Museum of Antiquities. As David W. Anthony relates

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There’s a lesson for filmmakers in the fact that Peter Jackson’s best foray into Middle Earth was also his smallest.
The Obama administration is stalling the release of a key report detailing U.S. covert action in Iran due to concerns that information about America’s activities there could harm ongoing negotiations with Tehran over its contested nuclear program, according to officials in the State Department


19 Dec 2014, 4:00 am

“It’s a sad day for freedom,” Marco Rubio told Bret Baier after President Obama announced he would normalize relations with Cuba. Not a sad day, senator: a sad year. If there was a theme to 2014, it was Obama’s persistence in bailing out dictators and theocrats from politic

Big Government

Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the na

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President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday.  Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014.  “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think,
On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega
Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare he

American Thinker

Time for America to stand behind Sony

The theaters that dropped The Interview bowed to dangerous thugs. They should reverse course and proudly show the film.

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We shouldn’t hitch our wagon, or the future of the American idea, to Rove’s lonely and burnt out star. 
Americans must wake up to the fact our president has a preference for authoritarian regimes and will not work to support democratic movements in Cuba any more than he has anywhere else in the world.
Here's what is really destroying black lives – and what liberals could not care less about.  

Heritage Foundation

Liberal Governor Abandons Single-Payer Health Care: ‘Greatest Disappointment of My Political Life’

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Gov. Peter Shumlin announced this week he has called off his plans for single-payer health care in Vermont for 2015, saying “now is... Read More The post Liberal Governor Abandons Single-Payer Health Care: ‘Greatest Disappointment of My Political Life’

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Is Detroit doomed to fail or on the brink of rebirth? One filmmaker is on a mission to find out. Ben Howe, founder and creative... Read More The post Can Detroit Become the Most Prosperous City in America Again? This Filmmaker Wants to Find Out. appeared first on Daily Signal.
Kim Jong Il, the former leader of North Korea, once made 11 holes-in-one in a round of golf. On a well-publicized scuba dive, Vladimir Putin,... Read More The post North Korea Can’t Take a Joke Because Dictators Don’t Like Being Mocked appeared first on Daily Signal.
In his final move as majority leader, Sen. Harry Reid ushered through a series of tax breaks that directly benefit residents of his home state... Read More The post How Harry Reid’s Last Act as Majority Leader Directly Benefited His State appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

The Evolution of an American Patriot – From the Battlefield to Capitol Hill to Policy Development

My years in and following elected office have brought me to a deeply held conviction: If our country is to grow economically, provide new opportunities and secure the promise of the American dream, it will be policy, not politics that guides us.

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18 Dec 2014, 11:01 pm

With metronomic precision each year, the national press corps begins running columns by "religion scholars" who wish you to know that Jesus Christ is a fictional character. Mind you, no newspaper of note in the world is brave enough to run a similar story about the Prophet Muhammed...
Households have worked down much of their debt, and home and stock prices have risen. Consequently, consumers are in a stronger positon than at any time since the days before the financial crisis and are using credit cards again...
Well, how do you follow up the best day of the year? With another huge day, and I abhor the term, but Im sure the media will call this the start of the Santa Claus Rally.

The Corner

Krauthammer's Take: Sony Made the Wrong Decision to Pull "The Interview"

On Thursday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said Sony Pictures made a bad choice to scrap the release of The Interview, a comedy film in which a journalist set to interview Kim Jong-un is asked by the CIA to assassinate the North Korean dictator. “I think thi

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18 Dec 2014, 4:53 pm

Charlie noted that those theaters planning to screen Team America: World Police in lieu of The Interview are out of luck, because Paramount Pictures has apparently pulled the film from release. America’s cinema chains and Sony should be ashamed for pulling The Interview in the first place. Bu


18 Dec 2014, 3:40 pm

Jay, what’s most striking about the Obamas’ People interview are the experiences with racism — out of all the possibilities — that they didn’t cite. Neither claimed that they were compelled to go to segregated, substandard schools. All evidence is that they each went
One of the more ridiculous aspects of the decades-long Middle East “peace process” is the belief that the so-called 1967 borders between Israel and Arab-held territory represent the foundation for a lasting piece. It’s never been true, it’s not true now, and there&rsquo

Red State

There They Go Again

With metronomic precision each year the national press corps begins running columns by “religion scholars” who wish you to know that Jesus Christ is a fictional character. Mind you, no newspaper of note in the world is brave enough to run a similar story about the Prophet Mohammed. The

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This should be fascinating to watch: “In recent weeks, Democratic operatives have begun to voice concerns that the 2014 midterms made plain the limits of an approach that failed to reach beyond minority groups or those who are reflexively liberal. And yet what should come next is not yet
In tonight’s episode of The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends, the guys are joined by Ben Howe to discuss their favorite holiday season adult beverages, Ben’s upcoming Detroit film project, the controversy over The Interview movie, the normalization of Cuban relations, and the ker
In the past twenty-four hours, United States intelligence officials definitively confirmed that the recent cyberattacks against Sony Pictures Studios and the explicit threats to terrorize movie theaters showing its film, “The Interview,” are indeed the work of North Korean state ac
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