Dr. Carl Goldberg is our Special Guest Speaker on "The Ideology of Islam: "WHAT NON-MOSLEMS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ISLAM, AND WHY" for the March 19, 2015 General Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Chaparral Suites, 5001 N Scottsdale Rd, at the north central part of the property.
Not a day goes by that we do not read about violent religious bigotry, hatred, virulent anti-Semitism, persecution of Christians, abuse of women, honor killings, mass murder and the most vicious, sadistic cruelty -- all coming out of the world of Islam and perpetrated by religious Moslems in the name of Islam; and they cite the Islamic sacred texts. That is why we need to turn to the doctrines of Islam in order to understand why this is happening.
Scottsdale, AZ – Alex Meluskey today announced he will be running for United States Senate in 2016.
“I am running for the United Sates Senate here in Arizona because as a citizen I am gravely concerned with the lack of direction, lack of principles and lack of citizen representation in our country. I am in a unique position which enables me to shift my business interests into the hands of others focusing my energies on giving others like me a voice I feel we do not have. I see too few leaders in Washington standing up for the people. The people deserve leaders who will be direct with where they stand on issues and what they plan to do. After that, the leaders must be accountable to their promises. I will be direct, I will be honest and I will be accountable to the people for my promises.”
Former Arizona State Legislator Lori Klein is endorsing Mr. Meluskey for United States Senate in 2016
“I am honored to be one of the first Arizonans endorsing a run for U.S. Senate by Alex Meluskey. Alex is the State Director of Arizonans for Fair Tax, which I started back in 2000. Alex is a man of integrity, vision and embraces our founder’s views of
His proposed resolution would upend the Constitution’s national-defense framework.
by Andrew C. McCarthy, NRO, February 14, 2015
On Wednesday, President Obama proposed for Congress’s consideration an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL). The jihadists are already being fought — albeit not nearly vigorously enough — under existing AUMFs. So Obama’s proposal, which would gratuitously repeal one of the prior AUMFs, is unnecessary. It is, in addition, so pathetic a concoction of lawlessness and aimlessness that, in a healthier political climate, Congress would not give it the time of day.
The document defies the reality of war. Phrased as a license for the “limited” use of force, it suggests that lawmakers should delegitimize combat even as they authorize it. The president would have Congress
The NBC anchor’s lies are symptomatic of a culture in which truth has become relativized.
by Victor David Hanson, NRO, February 15, 2015
NBC Nightly News anchorman Brian Williams frequently fabricated a dramatic story that he was under enemy attack while reporting from Iraq. NBC is now investigating whether Williams also embellished events in New Orleans during his reporting on Hurricane Katrina.
Williams always plays the hero in his yarns, braving natural and hostile human enemies to deliver us the truth on the evening news.
Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather tried to pass off fake memos as authentic evidence about former President George W. Bush’s supposedly checkered National Guard record.
CNN news host Fareed Zakaria, who recently interviewed President Obama, was caught using the written work of others as if it were his own. He joins a distinguished array of accused plagiarists, from historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to columnist Maureen Dowd.
Usually, plagiarism is excused.
Here is some food for thought for both our personal and political lives. How would the "left" respond? Pat
If you read the online versions of newspaper columns you can click over to the reader comments, which are often critical, vituperative and insulting. I’ve found that I can only deal with these comments by following the adage, “Love your enemy.”
It’s too psychologically damaging to read these comments as evaluations of my intelligence, morals or professional skill. But if I read them with the (possibly delusional) attitude that these are treasured friends bringing me lovely gifts of perspective, then my eye slides over the insults and I can usually learn something. The key is to get the question of my self-worth out of the way — which is actually possible unless the insulter is really creative.
It’s not only newspaper columnists who face this kind of problem. Everybody who is on the Internet is subject to insult, trolling, hating and cruelty. Most of these online assaults are dominance plays. They are attempts by the insulter to assert his or her own superior status through displays of gratuitous cruelty toward a target.
The natural but worst way to respond is
WASHINGTON — WE live in an era of unusual political polarization, but the polarization isn’t simply between the two parties; there are also splits within them.
Last week the Republican Party’s divisions were on display, when Speaker of the House John A. Boehner — who helped his party gain its largest majority since the Truman administration — faced an uprising. The revolt was led by conservatives against a man whose voting record is unquestionably conservative. It was another indication that the tension on the right these days is not about policy or ideology but tone and temperament.
Mr. Boehner is hardly a perfect leader, but what got him into trouble was
By Anthony Cody.
The Central Committee of the Washington State Democratic Party has passed a resolution that roundly condemns the Common Core standards. This is the first time a statewide Democratic Party committee has taken a public position against the Common Core, and it happened in the back yard of the Gates Foundation, which has provided the funding that made the national standards project possible. This could signal a sea-change for the beleaguered standards, because up until now, political opposition has been strongest in the Republican party.
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