Archive for August, 2013
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
You’d think that, after all the needless hoopla over his innocent pantomime of President Barack Obama earlier this month at the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association finals, entertainer Tuffy Gessling – who’s been barred from ever taking part in the event again – would be a sad clown. But you’d be wrong.
In Islamic law, fatwa is a legal opinion or decree handed down by an Islamic religious leader known as mufti. While the dictates issued in a particular fatwa are not necessarily binding, extremists have been known to act on the orders, often with devastating results. Some, like combining sex jihad and Muhammad’s lice, are a little more self-defeating.
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
A good rule of thumb to use when evaluating whether you are hearing the truth or a lie is to first stop and consider whether the story makes sense. If it doesn’t make sense, it’s probably not true. The mainstream media have begun to cheerlead for some kind of response to the gas attacks in Syria; but the American people, by and large, aren’t buying it.
Two weeks ago, the CIA revealed one of its worse kept government secrets in a 355-page document. It admitted that Area 51 really does exist. Never mind that Area 51 has been part of the American lexicon and pop culture for half a century. Only now does our government have the good grace to tell us. Better late than never, right?
Why pay taxes when the government can use you – and your personal information – as a cash cow? By selling data about individuals to marketing companies – and who has more data on people than the government? – the state can profit handsomely. And government doesn’t need to inform you about what’s going on, nor does it need your permission.
President Barack Obama recently used the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s iconic 1963 speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to tout his own wildly unpopular healthcare overhaul. But black conservatives think King would have some issues with the Obama Administration.
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