Showing posts with label riots. Show all posts
Showing posts with label riots. Show all posts

Dec 11, 2018


Trump’s attorney general pick William Barr rejects separation of church and state

fromPatheos: Barr constructed the current drug war and the punitive criminal justice system. His appointment is not good news.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Silicon Valley morphing into the morality police

fromCreators: Tech giants use their near-monopoly powers to censor any thoughts they do not approve.
Media Bias on Parade       Indoctrination and Censorship

What’s the matter with Portland?

fromRonPaulInstitute: The prosperous city has become the epicenter for antifa lunatics and the political violence they routinely deploy.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

How Phoenix explains a rise in police violence: It’s the civilians’ fault

fromRonPaulInstitute: The prosperous city has become the epicenter for antifa lunatics and the political violence they routinely deploy.
Police State America

Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood in funding fight

fromCNN: Robed lawyers decide that the Constitution protects funding to politically correct organizations, even though it is nowhere to be found in the document and prohibited by the Tenth Amendment.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery     The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

As marijuana industry grows, modern chefs tackle edible weed

fromNBCNews: Edibles spending in Canada and the United States topped $1 billion in 2017 and is projected to grow more than $4.1 billion by 2022, analysts say.
The Pursuit of Happiness

Andrew Napolitano: The Heckler's Veto

The government must protect unpopular speech.  On Feb. 7, 1946, Arthur Terminiello, a Roman Catholic priest who was a fierce opponent of communism and believed that President Harry Truman was too comfortable with it, gave an incendiary speech in a Chicago hall that his sponsors had rented. The hall held about 800 people, but nearly   ... MORE

John W Whitehead: Fear Of The Walking Dead

The American police state takes aim.  The zombies are back. They are hungry. And they are lurking around every corner. The zombie narrative, popularized by the hit television series The Walking Dead, in which a small group of Americans attempt to survive in a zombie-ridden, post-apocalyptic world where they’re not only fighting off    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Paying The Price

Imposing kinder, gentler policing.    Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young thugs in the streets, but also by its mayor and the state prosecutor, both of whom threw the police to the wolves, in order to curry favor with local voters. Now murders in Baltimore in May have been more than double  ... MORE

Rioting Threatens Public Safety. Police Unions Are Worse .

by Ed Krayewski.    How much does a lack of police accountability and transparency contribute to the anger that helps turn protests violent? Protests in Baltimore over the Freddie Gray's unexplained death while in police custody from a fatal spine injury are turning violent. As usual, authorities blame outsiders for the violence, a spurious claim.   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Is Law Optional?

Punishment based on preconceptions.      The fiasco of "Rolling Stone" magazine's apology for an unsubstantiated claim of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house — and the instant rush to judgment of the university administration in shutting down all fraternities, when those charges were made — should warn us about the dangers   ... MORE

John Stossel: Policing A Riot

Previews of coming attractions.       Libertarians warned for years that government is force, that government always grows and that America's police have become too much like an occupying army. We get accused of being paranoid, but we look less paranoid after heavily armed police in Ferguson, Missouri, tear gassed peaceful protesters,   ... MORE

VIDEO: Radley Balko Discusses Militarization Of Police


How politicians have laid the foundation for a police state.

Tax Dollars Spent To Organize Anti-Zimmerman Rallies

Look what Judicial Watch happened to find.     A conservative watchdog group accused the Justice Department of helping manage the "pressure campaign" last year against George Zimmerman in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, citing documents that show an obscure agency spent thousands assisting local demonstrations.  The   ... MORE

Mark Almonte: Why Do Civilians Need Assault Weapons?

Could you visualize yourself needing one?   The two strongest reasons for civilians to own assault weapons are self-defense and defense against tyranny. One self-defense situation that comes to mind is the L.A. riots.  Who can forget the nightly news's live footage of thugs hurling rocks at passing cars, buildings on fire, and looters smashing storefront   ... MORE

Why Obama's Libya Actions Should Cost Him The Election

by Andrew Napolitano. The final presidential debate earlier this week was a tailor-made opportunity for Mitt Romney to rip into President Obama's inconsistent, value-free and at times incoherent foreign policy. And it was also an opportunity for the president to explain his administration's material misrepresentations on the murders of our ambassador and others    ... MORE

E Spitzer: We Must Defend Even The Ugliest Free Speech

-- Especially when there are riots. At the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly this week, plenty of voices will be heard, including that of the hateful president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and not one of those voices will be censored. Rarely has the value of free speech been so threatened. The arc of the unfortunate story is now well-told:    ... MORE

Robert Knight: Appeasement Trumps First Amendment

Submitting to mob censure whips up violence.  I was driving into Washington the other day when a radio clip of Hillary Rodham Clinton got my attention. The secretary of state was emoting hotly, using terms such as “disgusting” and “reprehensible.” At first, I thought Bill Clinton might have released a candid memoir, but I soon realized that the   ... MORE

VIDEO: Pat Condell - A Word To Rioting Muslims


Let's just put it out on the front steps where the goats can get it.

Top Muslim Calls For U.N. To End Free Speech

Free thinking identified as an insult to Islam. One of the world’s most influential Muslims is now calling on the United Nations – in light of the YouTube movie blamed for violent protests across the Mideast – to impose international restrictions on free speech, criminalizing any statement that impugns Islam. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, a  ... MORE

Rich Tucker: Limits On Free Speech? A Dangerous Message

So much for American values.       Diplomats abroad represent the government of the United States. They must, therefore, speak with tact, but also with honesty. After all, most of the people they’re speaking to have no firsthand experience with the U.S. Our diplomats are teaching foreigners about America. In fact, the “primary purpose of United States     ... MORE