The All-American mother takes a brave stand against racism…
The family of a fallen Marine hero is accusing a reporter for The Washington Post of attempting to play the Latino race card by trying to trick the family into stating that the combat hero’s Mexican heritage was a factor in him being denied the Medal of Honor, as reported by The Washington Times on Feb. 27, 2014.
Rosa Peralta, mother of the recipient of the Navy Cross Sgt. Rafael Peralta, as well as her youngest son L/Cpl Ricardo Peralta, USMC, are hammering Washington Post reporter Ernesto Londono for repeatedly attempting to get family members to accuse the military hierarchy of denying the Medal of Honor to the Marine Corps martyr because of his Latino lineage.
To many, same sex attraction is as normal as breathing air. To others, active homosexuality is acceptance of the deviance of basic human physiology. However, other than the dozens of nations that still maintain anti-sodomy laws, there are still ten nations on earth that execute homosexuals, as reported by Terri Rupar of The Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2014. Continue reading Ten nations that still execute homosexuals→
“One Muslim living in Sweden insinuating Perry intends to ‘start a war against Muslims…'”
Katy Perry is no stranger to controversy, and by the looks of the fallout from her latest video, she’s also managed to upset tens of thousands of Muslims, as reported by the Arab/Muslim-centered news portal al-Bawaba (of the United Arab Emirates) on Feb. 25, 2014, and New York City’s entertainment-based Fuse.tv on Feb. 24, 2014.
Barack Obama’s Secretary of Defense hasn’t exactly had a very good past few day. Most recently proposing the Armed Forces be cut back to pre-WWII troops strengths, as well as earlier drawing the anger of many active duty and former Marines for shooting down any further discussion of awarding the Medal of Honor to a Marine killed in Iraq who many of his comrades claim he saved their lives, as reported by Fox News on Feb. 24, 2014, both the Jacksonville (NC) Daily News and The Daily Mail (London, UK) on Feb. 23, 2014, and The Washington Post on Feb. 21, 2014.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that he’s chosen not to re-open the case of upgrading Sgt. Rafael Peralta’s Navy Cross (second highest award for personal valor in combat) to the Medal of Honor after “the totality of the evidence does not meet the ‘proof beyond a reasonable doubt’ Medal of Honor award standard.”
To his critics it may seem as the longest three years in media history, but it looks as if Piers Morgan’s prime time gig at CNN has finally ended, as reported by both The New York Times and Great Britain’s internet news portal ITV.com on Feb. 23, 2014.
Citing low ratings and his numerous anti-gun rants as mitigating factors, the Cable News Network has opted to cancel the prime time show “Piers Morgan Tonight” possibly as soon as this March.
For any Muslims considering joining any given Muslim nation’s space program, they should know that the trip to the Red Planet could also mean a trip to eternal damnation, as reported by the internet news portal Arutz Sheva (Israel National News) on Feb. 20, 2014.
In what seems slow to hit American news rooms, the Ukraine is falling apart before the eyes of the world as the westernmost province has declared independence, while easternmost provinces are setting up a de facto civil authority separate from the central government, reported by both The Independent (of Dublin, Ireland) and The Globe and Mail (of Toronto, Canada) on Feb. 22, 2014, and London’s The Guardian on Feb. 20, 2014.
In another pivotal moment as the Ukraine speeds towards civil war, police officers have walked off their posts to join the protesters, as reported by NBC News on Feb. 21, 2014.
With the western part of the country known as the heartland of Ukrainian nationalism, at least 40 police officers from the city of Lviv were joined by former soldiers as they trekked the 330 miles from their home city to the nation’s capital of Kiev, located roughly in the center of the country.
With estimates of the death toll topping 100, the chief of police of the Lviv Oblast (translation: “province“) Col. Vasyl Krykovskiy led his men to Kiev to stand with the protesters against the pro-Russian president Viktor F. Yanukovych, who is seen by many as wanting to bring the nation back into the Russian sphere of influence.
With such a high ranking officer leading the cohort to Kiev, it’s unsure if they were the acts of renegades or if the Oblast leadership authorized their actions.
As the officers arrived in Kiev and joined the ranks of the protesters, the crowd applauded and cheered the seasoned law enforcement officials to their ranks.
Colonel Krykovskiy made of point of stating:
We wear this uniform, and in this uniform I made a vow to be a servant of the Ukrainian people. I just have to be here and protect these people.
Lviv Police Capt. Vladimir Chesak made note of his personal resolve to stand with his fellow Ukrainians:
We will be here until the moment everything ends and the Ukrainian people peacefully go home and no one else is killed.
Composite photograph of Kiev’s Independence Square prior to the rioting contrasted to now.
With the fires still burning at the barricades in Kiev, the Russian Foreign Minister issued a stern warning to the Ukrainian protesters that closely resembles what Barack Obama recently stated in Mexico, as reported by The Daily Star (of Beirut, Lebanon) on Feb. 21, 2014, and The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2013.
While in a joint press conference with Mexican President Enrique Pena-Nieto in the Mexico City suburb of Toluca. the American Chief Executive gave his thoughts on the unrest in the Ukraine:
We’ve also said we expect peaceful protesters to remain peaceful and we’ll be monitoring very closely the situation.
Literally in the same breath, Obama failed to specify who he meant by “people” if he was referring to either government troops or the protesters themselves, as well as the definition of “over the line”:
Recognizing that with our European partners and the international community there will be consequences if people step over the line.
Enter the Russians …
Within 48 hours, the office of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov released a statement that in the course of his emergency meeting with the European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, the protesters are the ones to blame for the unrest:
[The Minister] has decisively denounced the activities of radicals who bear the full responsibility for the violence and human casualties and urged the EU and its member-states to clearly express rejection of these activities.
To the vast majority of Westerners, Islam’s sharia law seems at a minimum to be a legalistic curiosity. At the other end of the spectrum, mind boggling barbaric. Case in point would be the rather disturbing reports coming out of the Islamic Republic of The Sudan, as published on Feb. 19, 2014, by both the pan-African daily online newspaper The Mail & Guardian (of Cape Town, South Africa), and the London-based The Daily Mail.
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I’ll just come right out and say it — no matter how often liberal atheists puff out their collective chests and sneer at us lowly “anti-science” mouth-breathing conservatives, the truth of the matter is that Believers are more science-minded than given credit for … and even though they hate to admit it, atheists most certainly believe in a Supreme Being.
“The more that government mandates evil actions, the more likely civil disobedience becomes …”
Priests of the four main Faiths in The Ukraine stood with the people as push finally came to shove between protesters and police, as reported by Fox News on Feb. 18, 2014 and the Rome-based Catholic news portal AsiaNews.it on Feb. 14, 2014.
Dealing with a singular snapping and yapping Chihuahua is enough to grate even the hardiest of dog lover’s nerves, but when the one is multiplied by up to a dozen per pack, that’s when the local Animal Control officers get involved, as reported by the New York Daily News on Feb. 18, 2014, and ABC News on Feb. 17, 2014.
Amid Barack Obama calling for a shared sacrifice among all Californians in the face of a record breaking drought in the Golden State, that hasn’t stopped him from hitting the high desert’s notorious water-guzzling links, as reported by Time Magazine on Feb. 17, 2014.
In the wake of the report of a governmentally labeled “environmentally friendly” solar power farm actually scorching birds in mid-flight, the right-of-center news portal HotAir.com is reporting that the severe drought hammering California’s agricultural powerhouse Central Valley was actually brought on by environmental activists in their quest to save a bait-fish, on Feb. 15, 2014.
As the planet Earth experiences normal highs and lows in the rhythm of the climate, extra-heavy and extra-dry seasons are nothing out of the ordinary to California’s multi-billion dollar agricultural industry.
Arguably one of the most oppressive regimes on the planet, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) religious clerics council has ruled no woman may seek or receive medical attention from male medical or health professionals unless a “male guardian” is present, as reported by the English-language newspaper the Arab News (of Jeddah, KSA) on Feb.14, 2014.
Despite the claim of so-called green energy being environment-friendly, the world’s largest solar energy farm is actually burning our feathered friends unlucky enough to wing overhead, as reported by The Independent of London, UK on Feb. 16, 2014, and Fox News on Feb. 15, 2014.
“The more that government mandates evil actions, the more likely civil disobedience becomes …”
Although widely ignored by most of the American media, as well as many of his brother priests doing their best to distance themselves from him, one of the leading Catholic clerics in the United States has warned Barack Obama that the more “government mandates evil actions, the more likely civil disobedience becomes,” as reported by the right-of-center Cybercast News Service (CNSNews.com) on Feb. 14, 2014.
“Michelle didn’t think it was worth having a commuter marriage…”
While most American families find it financially difficult to afford a simple three day weekend semi-vacation, the Family Obama will be enjoying this President’s Day national holiday not only on the road, but separated by an entire continent, as reported by the New York Daily News on Feb. 13, 2014.
With the crowd estimated at 2,000 or more, Bulgarians took to the streets of the nation’s second largest city to protest what they consider a Muslim attempt to “Islamicise” the Balkan country, as reported on Feb. 14, 2014 by The Sofia Globe (of Sofia, Bulgaria), the Anadolu News Agency (of Ankara, Turkey) and the Bulgarian internet news portal PlovdivUtre.bg.