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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ron Paul: Personally Opposed to Same-Sex "Marriage," But . . .

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2011, 09:06 AM

Ben Johnson writes at LifeSiteNews:

As polls show Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul tied for first place in Iowa, media outlets have struggled to understand his distinctive stance on the issues, including same-sex “marriage.” Sheldon Alberts of Canada’s National Post, for example, wrote Monday that “Paul believes: Gays should be allowed to marry.”

The truth is more complex . . . and perhaps confusing. Congressman Paul’s view of same-sex “marriage” can best be summed up in one phrase: states rights. Ron Paul believes homosexuals should be allowed to “marry” . . . in states that legalize the practice.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Foreigners Devour Your Land"

By Rick Pearcey • November 29, 2011, 10:14 AM

As skin is to body, so are borders to nations.

Borders are good things. They make for good neighbors, whether we are talking about the community of nations or the community outside your front door.

Consider this verifiable information from the Creator (Isaiah 1:7 ESV), spoken to ancient Judah and Jerusalem, but perhaps applicable as well to America and Washington in our own day:

Your country lies desolate;

Your cities are burned with fire;

In your very presence

Foreigners devour your land;

It is desolate, as overthrown by foreigners.

This passage is not an attack on foreigners. It is a challenge to a nation that has so lost its way that it no longer can maintain its identity under God. This is self-hatred on a national level.

Yes, borders are good. Boundaries are good.

And just as one would not leave one's front, back, and side doors unlocked and open for any person to walk in off the street, it is a matter of common sense, safety, and love for friend and family that one does not leave the front, back, and side doors of one's nation unlocked and open for any person to walk in from off the international street.

Some say "love" is without limits. Yes, if you mean accepting a person unconditionally and then helping that person move forward into greater depth and communion with God and man.

But no, if you mean borders are bad, irrelevant, and unnecessary. If you have no border or boundary, you do not exist.

This is true of nations and individuals. To think and act otherwise is to open the door to great inhumanity. That is the opposite of love.

Cain: Would Swear on Bible -- No Affair

By Rick Pearcey • November 29, 2011, 09:00 AM

Alex Pappas reports at The Daily Caller:

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told supporters at a fundraising event Monday night that fresh allegations that he had an extended 13-year affair with a woman in Georgia are untrue.

Washington, D.C. attorney Mary Brett, who attended the event, told The Daily Caller that Cain swore to supporters that if he had a Bible, he’d put his hand on it and vow that the allegations are false.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Democrats "Will Explicitly Abandon the White Working Class"

By Rick Pearcey • November 28, 2011, 03:31 PM

Thomas Edsall oberves at the New York Times:

For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and increasingly severe losses among white voters. But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class.

All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment -- professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists -- and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic.

The Democrat Party has already abandoned the American ideal, so it is hardly surprising that it is abandoning whole swaths of Americans. 

Obama and Co. have already said good-bye to government centered on the Creator, which is what the Declaration calls for, and they are busy trying to create new rights out of thin air in order to win over masses of people who themselves have also either already consciously rejected the American ideal or are not sufficiently educated to know they are being manipulated into control by an ever-growing and mutating federal state apparatus.

Thus the unnacountable White House czars, the relentless push for taxation without Constitutional representation, and the unending busyness of federal regulators who are in our bedrooms, bathrooms, refrigeratiors, toilet bowls, checkbooks, schools, backyards, jobless numbers.

And did we mention the federal hammer and sickle inside the uterus so that all women have equal and democratic access to the reproductive killing fields? The federally authorized killing of babies safely is truly an equal opportunity society. The blood of abandoned life cries out from the ground.

The Democrats have also already said good-bye to Constitutional governance -- and prefer instead a "living" malleable document that they can bend to their wishes for greater state control and greater personal control over the masses of America.

To pull this off this ripoff against freedom and humanity, Democrats will continue using the language of the Declaration and Constitution even while eviscerating both documents in an ongoing campaign of shred, divide, and conquer. 

Thus we can expect to continue to hear much about being "equal" or even "created equal," but without any understanding that there is a Creator over and above the state who is the source and defining reference point for what genuine human equality really means and how this differs from the radical extremism being pushed by Obama and his cadres of activists and organizers.

The real problem for the Democrats is not that they have lost white voters but that they have lost themselves. If America is to find herself again, she must lose Obama (and his Republican enablers) and reconnect with the Creator.

One way you can tell He is the center of gravity for human freedom is that when everything is given to Him, everything is then returned ten-fold and even a hundred-fold. This counts for freedom and economic prosperity.

He who would be rich in freedom must first be rich in spirit.

Virginia 10 Commandments Dispute Headed to Federal Court

By Rick Pearcey • November 28, 2011, 09:30 AM

David Sherfinski reports:

A long-simmering battle in Virginia over the separation of church and state heads to federal court Monday, with a southwestern county school board fighting for the right to display the Ten Commandments in a public high school.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, in Roanoke, will hear arguments in the Giles County School Board’s motion to dismiss a complaint brought by a high school student and the student’s parent arguing that the biblical display violates the plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights under the Constitution.

This is not about the separation of church and state, for that doctrine (to the degree that it follows the Constitution) requires that the federal government should not establish a national denominational Christian state church.

What this is really about is free American citizens of a particular state standing up to secularist forces who are trying to rewrite the Founding vision, as expressed in the Declaration (remember the Creator?) and the U.S. Constitution (the 1st Amendment limits Congress, my friends, not the states or the people), so ACLU types can impose their failed philosophical system upon the people of the United States.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

It's Time to Abort Planned Parenthood

By Rick Pearcey • November 26, 2011, 01:12 PM

LifeSiteNews reports:

In a Thanksgiving note to supporters, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards thanked supporters for standing with the organization during what she labeled, “the most difficult year in our history.”

And may Ms. Richards soon be lamenting the last and final year of her bloody, money-grubbing sex-trafficking anti-woman industry.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Godless Obama a Phony U.S. President

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2011, 10:21 AM

Newsmax reports:

President Obama gave his weekly radio address, one devoted to Thanksgiving, by praising U.S. service members and volunteers at shelters and soup kitchens.

The president outlined the many ways that Americans were coming together and the various things he was thankful for, but not once thanked God.

Obama is president of this country, but he rejects the American presidency -- for that authority is ultimately rooted in, and limited by, a real Creator who is the center of gravity of human rights and human freedom.

In contrast, Obama rejects that Creator and instead derives his power from electoral nose-counting. And whoever runs his teleprompter.

An authentically American president is one who affirms in public and in private, in policy and in philosophy, the vision-for-freedom set forth in the content, blood, and sacrifice gathered up and represented in our nation's Declaration of Independence.

This is our philosophic vision, and the current White House Occupier appears to have no use for it.

For that vision is centered on the Creator. It is not based on so-called "equality" but on being "created equal," which logically entails the existence of a God over and above the state, the natural order, and even the lofty Mr. Obama himself.

Nor is our nation founded upon Obama's divisive religion of class hatreds and class warfare, on cults of "diversity," on gender as a social construct, or on the latest "values" from secularland. And that includes "luck," Mr. Obama.

What this guy's secular sermon this Thanksgiving teaches us is that we don't have an authentically U.S. president. Instead, we have a phony, a pretender.

It's a turkey, not a president. And if it quacks like a turkey, it's not an eagle.

Mr. Obama may be a great dad and wonderful husband. And apparently he can shoot a hoop.

But as president he is in America, but not of America. The sooner he and his ilk are out of power in America, the better.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

"We Are Not Hiring Until Obama Is Gone"

By Rick Pearcey • November 24, 2011, 06:50 AM

"Can't afford it," says the employer. Here's the news story, with video.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

B.B. King Museum Closed Thanksgiving Day

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2011, 07:42 PM

Now that gives me the blues! Seriously, it's great they're shutting down so staff can spend time with friends and family. 

I suppose you can check out the museum Friday. Meanwhile, Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

Update: Bachmann Demands NBC Apologize for "Lyin' A-- B--ch"

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2011, 04:17 PM

From The Blaze:

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Wednesday demanded NBC apologize for the walk-on music used for her appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” when the house band played an instrumental version of the song “Lyin’ A-- B--ch.”

In her first public comments about the Monday incident, Bachmann said during an appearance on Fox News she has accepted Fallon’s apology, but now NBC needs to address the issue. The Minnesota congresswoman said it was sexist and showed bias against conservative women.

Related: Rush Limbaugh Praises Michele Bachmann Debate Performance

Rush Limbaugh Praises Michele Bachmann Debate Performance

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2011, 01:21 PM

Earlier today on his radio talk show, Rush Limbaugh praised Michele Bachmann for her performance during last night's GOP debate on foreign affairs. The debate was sponsored by CNN, the Heritage Foundation, and the American Enterprise Institute.

Limbaugh said that every single person performed well last night, but he also said he had no doubt that Bachmann, if elected president, would spend every single moment of her presidency defending the institutions and traditions of the United States.

Limbaugh also drew attention to the terrible way Bachmann was treated recently on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." When she was brought onto the set for an interview, the Jimmy Fallon band greeted her with a song titled, "Lyin' A-- B--ch" -- not the words, just the tune.

Limbaugh noticed that this show is broadcast by a major television network, NBC. He also suggested that if the tables were turned and, say, the Mike Huckabee band played the same tune while introducing Hillary Clinton, the mainstream media would have responded a bit differently, to say the least.

Limbaugh also said he checked the webpage of NOW, the National Organization for Women, and found that a lead story dealt with Herman Cain and how he was an "SOB" (Rush's language) for calling Nancy Pelosi "Princess Nancy."

Under "Hot Topics" is in fact a story titled, "Cain, Sexual Harassment, and the Campaign Against Women in Public Life."

Limbaugh noted that with Bachmann we have the only woman currently running for the office of the president of the United States, and yet this woman is treated in such a profoundly disrespectful manner.

Therefore, said Limbaugh, not only was the anti-Bachmann Fallon fiasco not mentioned on the NOW website, but instead there is an attack against Herman Cain because, among other things, he dared to term Nancy Pelosi, who is not running for president, "Princess Nancy."

Why is NOW silent about Bachmann's ill treatment -- if NOW's concern is really regarding women instead of just liberal women who embrace abortion, are cool with homosexuality, despise marriage and family, and embrace the idea of the federal state as the new husband or, perhaps more to the point, sugar daddy? Just wondering.

The phrase "selective outrage" comes to mind.  

This is not a double-standard: It's a single standard: Hatred for any candidate who does not embrace the estranged liberal-socialist statist program of radical change -- and hatred especially for any presidential candidate who shows signs of a) understanding the Constitutional and Declarational foundations upon which the United States is built, and b) possessing the courage and backbone needed to stand up against an onslaught of hatred, misreporting, and character assassination.

There really is no doubt in my mind, as well: A President Michele Bachmann would be vastly superior to Barack Obama or to any other current Democrat and the vision-for-unfreedom for which they stand.

My sense is that she would work every single day of her presidency to relaunch and restore and resume the American Constitutional Republic, founded upon Declaration content and its exemplary vision-for-freedom.

Do not count Michele Bachmann out. And if she does not win the presidency, she should be at the top of the list for a major cabinet post.

Syphylis Rates Soar 134% Among Homosexual Black Men

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2011, 11:51 AM

LifeSiteNews reports:

The U.S. Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) most recent data on the spread of sexually transmitted diseases reveals that among homosexual black men the syphilis rates rose a staggering 134% between 2009 and 2010.

And some still call this thing "gay."

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Matt Barber: Liberal Violence Rising

By Rick Pearcey • November 22, 2011, 08:05 AM

Matt Barber is vice president at Liberty Counsel Action. This is his latest column, published here with permission:

While necessity is the mother of invention, sloth and envy beget mediocrity and upheaval -- the twin siblings of secular-socialism. It is in this vein that a rebellious and increasingly violent spirit of incoherent anarchy continues to fester in urban centers across the nation.

This is most evident in the form of the envy-driven "Occupy wherever" nonsense embraced by the "progressive" establishment. Still, this Obama-supported effort to supplant, through lawless imposition, our free-market constitutional republic with some misguided conception of an outcome-based equalitocracy is rooted in much more than just good old-fashioned class warfare.

Part and parcel of secular-socialism is secularism. It's fascinating in its predictability. Wherever you find an entitlement-minded Marxist, you're likely to find a "progressive," counter-biblical moral relativist.

Case in point: The "Occupy D.C." protesters, who have squatted -- in more ways than one -- at Washington's McPherson Square, have posted a list of rules by which "occupants" are expected to abide. Rule No. 10 requires that folks not "assume anyone's gender," but, instead, "go with gender-neutral pronouns" like "comrade." (Who knew that a so-called "99 percent" of Americans were gender-bending commies?)

Indeed, the opposite of order is disorder. While rebelling against the natural order -- whether related to economic liberty or issues surrounding transcendent moral values -- many of the less stable elements on the left are exhibiting an increased willingness to move beyond mere disorder to outright violence.

Examples of such violence continue to mount. But, beyond the fiery "Occupy" riots in Oakland, and the shootings, murders, rapes and thousands of arrests occurring throughout the dozens of disease-riddled "Occupy" chaos camps around the country, a less publicized example of left-wing violence took place last month in Illinois. The "Gay Liberation Network" -- a militant homosexual activist group of self-described "Trotskyites" -- announced that it would be protesting an award ceremony held at the Christian Liberty Academy, an Arlington Heights, Ill., church and school.

In the past, when GLN has protested this particular event, Christian attendees have been spat upon and even physically threatened by protesters. This time, things got worse. The night before the event someone threw two paver bricks through the church's plate glass doors with a dire warning: "This is just a sample of what we will do if you don't shut down Scott Lively and AFTAH. . . . [F---] Scott Lively. Quit the homophobic [s---]!"

The Christian organization, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), was giving an award to Pastor Scott Lively, a pro-family advocate who, in recent years, has been falsely maligned by leftist groups and media-types like Rachel Maddow, for supposedly supporting the death penalty for homosexual behavior -- a patently false charge.

The assailants later posted an al-Qaida-like statement on the "progressive" website IndyMedia.org, taking credit for the attack and calling it a "consequence for hatred and homophobia in our community." They further threatened the church, warning that "if this event is not shut down . . . the Christian Liberty Academy will continue to be under constant attack." Unbelievably, the threat remains posted to this day. Fortunately, no one has yet been hurt; however, according to the FBI, by definition this attack meets all the elements of domestic terrorism. But, none of this is surprising. The flames of violence against Lively, AFTAH and Christian Liberty Academy were ignited long ago.

On the other end of the fuse is the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a hard-left outfit known in past years for monitoring true hate groups like the KKK and neo-Nazis. After partnering with the admittedly communist GLN, the SPLC had declared, with much media fanfare, both AFTAH and Lively's organization, Abiding Truth Ministries, along with several other highly respected Christian organizations, official "hate groups."

This propagandist smear tactic has been increasingly used by the SPLC in an effort to marginalize Christian and conservative organizations with which the group disagrees. Unfortunately, however, we now see that this strategy to dehumanize, can also have unintended (presumably) consequences. As in Illinois, the SPLC's dangerous and irresponsible disinformation campaign can embolden and give license to like-minded, though less stable, left-wing extremists, creating a climate of true hate.

Such a climate is ripe for violence. After all, these "hate groups" are just like the KKK, right?

Despite all this, even today the SPLC has somehow managed to maintain some level of mainstream credibility. But as it quickly moves further from its left-of-center moorings toward the far fringes of left-wing extremism, its own deceptive activities threaten to undo much of the good for which the organization was once recognized.

After the anti-Christian attack, Bob Schwartz, cofounder of GLN, refused to condemn the violence noting precisely that the victims were "SPLC-designated hate groups." This comes as little surprise in that Schwartz once threatened to push AFTAH founder Peter LaBarbera into oncoming traffic.

Still, what is a bit surprising is that, like its GLN ally, the SPLC -- a self-styled domestic terrorist watchdog organization -- has additionally refused to condemn this overt act of domestic terrorism. Instead, the SPLC released a statement, dripping with sarcasm, that piled on the victims. Rather than denouncing the attack, the organization simply lamented that the violence "only strengthened the absurd argument, promulgated by many [Christians]" that left-wing extremists "want to take over America and persecute Christians."

Yes, it's official. The SPLC has abandoned all pretense of objectivity. And so, as left-wing violence continues to spike in coming months, not only should we expect to hear little about it from a sympathetic mainstream media; we should also expect little help from the once-respected Southern Poverty Law Center.

Indeed, it's hard to do much about the problem when you're a driving force behind it.

Monday, November 21, 2011

How Media Persecute Their Enemies

By Rick Pearcey • November 21, 2011, 08:31 AM

An amazingly consistent hypocrisy on campaign gaffes, for example.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pakistan Bans "Obscene" Text Messages, Including Words Like . . . "Jesus"

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2011, 01:48 PM

AP reports:

Pakistan’s telecommunications authority sent a letter ordering cell phone companies to block text messages containing what it perceives to be obscenities, Anjum Nida Rahman, a spokeswoman for Telenor Pakistan, said Friday.

Many of the words to be blocked were sexually explicit terms or swear words, according to a copy of the list obtained by The Associated Press. . . .

The reasons for blocking some words, including Jesus Christ, headlights and tampon, were less clear, raising questions about religious freedom and practicality.

Apparently, the idea here is that free speech can be restricted "in the interest of the glory of Islam."

This move should be of little surprise. After all, everyone knows Islam is a religion of peace -- as the silent graveyards of the dead murdered in the name of Islam so eloquently testify.

So, perhaps this move to ban "obscene" text messages should be read as an effort to make cell phone traffic more peaceful and "charitable."

Is the religion of peace striking again?

But what's to worry? Didn't that 60s rocker say, "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"?

Perhaps I should point out that Islam is anti-freedom. But I won't.

That might be uncharitable and hurt a feeling somewhere. It might even get a text of mine banned.

I wouldn't want to do that. O how I love the smell of freedom in the morning!

Obamacare: Antithetical to The Declaration

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2011, 12:54 PM

"To suggest that a nation 'conceived in liberty' can tolerate a handful of Washington bureaucrats telling several hundred million citizens what health insurance is and forcing them to buy it is beyond absurd."

Friday, November 18, 2011

Horowitz: Obama "Systematically Destroying Our Liberties"

By Rick Pearcey • November 18, 2011, 07:00 AM

At Newsmax.com:

President Barack Obama is the most dangerous president of modern times, intent on turning the country into a second-rate power because "he basically despises America,” conservative activist and author David Horowitz tells Newsmax.TV. . . .

When he talks about the political left in America, Horowitz speaks from an experience most conservative experts lack. He was one of the founders of the New Left in the 1960s and an editor of its largest magazine, Ramparts

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Occupy" Moment of Silence for Suspected White House Shooter

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2011, 01:18 PM

This is from Newsbusters (not from Saturday Night Live; thanks Rush).

A Friend in Prague

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2011, 12:26 PM

Curt Lovelace and I attended seminary in St. Louis back when I was watching a lot more Bergman films. Sometime last century.

Now Curt is in Prague, and here's his latest post. Maybe we can link up when we're in Italy this summer.

Thanksgiving Baby vs. Mom's Cancer

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2011, 12:03 PM

Peter Baklinski writes at LifeSiteNews:

During a routine self-examination one morning, Erika Vandiver became apprehensive as she located a lump in her left breast. Just two months earlier, in February 2009, Erika and her husband Andrew had been overjoyed to discover that she was pregnant. This time the young mother was managing to hold onto the new life.

Prior to this pregnancy, 28-year-old Erika had suffered four miscarriages, the last one requiring her to be hospitalized for several days due to blood loss. “I was afraid another miscarriage would break my health or my spirit,” said Erika in an interview with LifeSiteNews.

Keep reading here.

New Review of "Saving Leonardo"

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2011, 11:26 AM

Gently Mad says:

"I rank this book right up with anything C.S. Lewis wrote and as a sequel to Francis Schaeffer's book, How Should We Then Live?"

Part-Time Congress

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2011, 09:49 AM

Emily Miller writes at the Washington Times:

Anti-Washington fervor has reached a new high.

According to Gallup, 82 percent of Americans now disapprove of what they see on Capitol Hill. No wonder, considering crony capitalism has enabled the two parties to rack up $15 trillion in debt. The political establishment needs to change.

On Tuesday, Rick Perry proposed creating a part-time Congress by cutting in half the legislative calendar, member pay and office budgets. If the House and Senate fail to balance the budget by 2020, lawmaker salaries would be cut in half once more.

“The status quo is good to the Washington insiders,” the Texas governor said. “It’s good to the overpaid bureaucrats. It’s good for the power-players, who can trade favors to build fiefdoms of influence. Those who got us into this mess will not get us out.”

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Just Go Ahead and Kill Santa

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2011, 05:07 PM

That way no one ever need be offended again at Christmas.

ABC's Sawyer Says Sarah Palin "Targeted" Gabby Giffords -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2011, 02:46 PM

At RealClearPolitics:

In an hour-long special on Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Arizona) and her miraculous recovery, ABC's Diane Sawyer ruined it in a segment about the Congresswoman's political future.

Don't miss the video capturing Sawyer's "reporting."

Under GOP House, Federal Debt Up $6,766 Per Household

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2011, 08:25 AM

Terry Jeffrey writes at CNSNews.com:

Americans who follow the workings of our government -- even if only casually -- presumably know that the Republican Party took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 2010 elections.

Fewer likely know that the Republican-controlled House gained a veto over federal spending on March 4, 2011.

Fewer still may know that from March 4, when the Republican-controlled House gained that veto over spending, through Nov. 14, the national debt increased by $795,257,695,953.36.

That works out to about $6,766 each for what the Census Bureau estimates are 117,538,000 American households.

Jeffrey concludes: "We are as much in need of great leaders today as at anytime in our history. We will not find them among those who now run Congress."

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pelosi Camp Accuses "60 Minutes" of "Right-Wing Smear"

By Rick Pearcey • November 15, 2011, 01:50 PM

Simply hilarious. "60 Minutes" might be undergoing culture shock. 

Film: Reviewer Deeply and Positively Surprised by "October Baby"

By Rick Pearcey • November 15, 2011, 08:40 AM

Dr. Gina Loudon writes at Big Hollywood

October Baby will be the movie pick for those looking for a film that honestly encompasses amazing cinematography, phenomenal writing, compelling plot, gut-busting comedy and an array of human emotions rivaling any movie ever released in theaters.

Lead actress Rachel Hendrix has broken onto the movie scene in a way that secures her future in acting with a supporting cast that builds her character to a crescendo. . . .

October Baby is the story of beautiful 19-year-old Hannah (Hendrix) who suffers from mysterious health problems. She discovers that the source of her illness had always been kept secret. She is an adopted abortion survivor. Feeling alienated from her family, she sets out on a road trip to find and confront her birth mother.

Here is the film's trailer.

TV's "All-American Muslim" All About Misleading Viewers

By Rick Pearcey • November 15, 2011, 08:09 AM

Robert Spencer says The Learning Channel's the bait-and-switch starts like this:

TLC’s much-ballyhooed All-American Muslim reality show makes its agenda clear in its opening sequences: shots of a hijabbed girl roller-skating, Muslims dancing at a wedding, an American flag waving proudly in the breeze, and newspaper clippings proclaiming “4 in 10 Americans ‘suspicious’ of Muslims,” “Outrage at Ground Zero ‘Mosque,’” and “Muslims Brace for Backlash.” The point of the show is to depict Muslims as ordinary folks just like you and me who are subjected to unjust suspicion.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Question Never Asked by Formerly Mainstream Media of 2012 Presidential Candidates

By Rick Pearcey • November 14, 2011, 08:46 AM

Are you a Constitutionalist?

Obama: China's Stooge

By Rick Pearcey • November 14, 2011, 08:31 AM

Brett M. Decker writes:

President Obama is overseas on a nine-day Blame America First tour. He’s ostensibly spending time on the other side of the Pacific to explore ways the United States can work better with Asian economies. Instead, he’s using his time in the spotlight to criticize the nation he’s supposed to be leading.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Davy Crockett's Tennessee Heirs Now Battle Islam

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2011, 02:45 PM

Art Moore reports at WND:

The Tennessee church that gave a platform earlier this year to the Dutch politician who was barred from the U.K. for his view of Islam found itself in crosshairs once again when a conference billing itself as America's first on countering the rise of Shariah was forced to find a new venue after threats of violence from Muslims caused its host hotel to cancel. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Photos: Michael Moore's Massive Vacation Mansion Beyond 99%'s Wildest Dreams

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2011, 05:07 PM

Andrew Breitbart writes at Big Hollywood:

Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore has been touring Occupy Wall Street demonstrations across the country–including some of the most violent, such as Occupy Oakland -- urging activists to continue their fight against the wealthy “one percent” of Americans. Initially, Moore tried to deny that his massive wealth made him a member of that one percent.

Even when forced to admit the obvious, Moore suggested that he was not always among the one percent, based on his income: “Other years, like last year, I don’t have a job (no movie, no book) and so I make a lot less.”

Radio: Listen to Nancy Pearcey Occupy Los Angeles

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2011, 08:53 AM

In what turns out to be a terrific interview, Nancy Pearcey appeared on the Frank Pastore radio show last Tuesday. Pastore's show originates from the KKLA-FM studios in metro Los Angeles.

In this first hour, Nancy appears about 28 minutes into the program. The second hour is entirely devoted to the interview with Nancy.

5th Abortion Worker Pleads Guilty to Murder

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2011, 08:27 AM

LifeSiteNews reports:

A former abortion worker has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in relation to the deaths of an abortion client and an infant born alive during a botched abortion at Philadelphia’s notorious “House of Horrors.” Lynda Williams, 43, entered her guilty plea [Wednesday].

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pro-Aborts and Homosex Activists Have Same Goals

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2011, 08:42 AM

 Charies Butts reports at OneNewsNow:

A pro-family advocate finds it odd that a group of homosexual activists has admitted to working to help defeat Mississippi's personhood amendment on Tuesday.

In an announcement released the day after the vote, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund admits to sending activists to Jackson, Mississippi, to help with a phone bank and "stand in solidarity" with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and other abortion proponents.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Investigator: Herman Cain Innocent of Sexual Advances

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2011, 07:57 PM

From CBS in Atlanta:

Private investigator T.J. Ward said presidential hopeful Herman Cain was not lying at a news conference on Tuesday in Phoenix.

Cain denied making any sexual actions towards Sharon Bialek and vowed to take a polygraph test if necessary to prove his innocence.

Cain has not taken a polygraph but Ward said he does have software that does something better.

Ward said the $15,000 software can detect lies in people's voices.

Here is news video of the report.

Veteran Anchor: Cain and Bialek Roles May "Have Been Reversed"

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2011, 08:41 AM

Tiffany Gabbay writes at The Blaze:

On his radio program Tuesday, Mark Levin aired a clip of veteran journalist and CBS anchor Bill Kurtis on WLS saying that Herman Cain’s accuser, Sharon Bialek, is a former CBS employee with a “track record.”

Given her checkered past, a chuckling Kurtis posited that Bialek‘s and Cain’s roles in the alleged car-incident could even have been reversed.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mark Levin: "Post-Constitutional" America Heading for "Utopian Tyranny"

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2011, 04:23 PM

Radio talk show host and author of Liberty and Tyrany Mark Levin "warned attendees at AFP’s Defending The Dream conference Saturday that Americans now live in “a Post-Constitutional government” heading into tyranny," writes Craig Bannister at CNSNew.com.

President Obama Announces Dept. of Mind-Reading and Social Justice

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2011, 01:15 PM

According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, "The president feels that, given the crisis of sexual harassment in America, as exemplified by now the 5th woman to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, something must be done now so that the elections of 2012 can be fair and balanced, so that the will of the American people is respected."

The White House press secretary also said, "The president also feels that the people of the Americas have waited far too long for a Cabinet-level office to address this crisis. And that, now, finally, with a Department of Mind-Reading and Social Justice, hard-working indiviudals and cooperatives will be able to save time and money and know for sure who really is committing sexual harassment, which disproportionately impacts women, minorities, and children."

Carney also said, "This new, forward-looking Department of Mind-Reading and Social Justice will also aim to protect freedom and liberty by utilizing non-profiling behaviors and genetic resources to determine who is in a state of pre-sexual harassment and thus an appropriate candidate for responsible crisis intervention by loving family members and by sensitive, licensed practitioners of social justice from a diversity of religious voices."

Finally, said Carney, "The Federal Accounting Service has scored the new plan and has concluded that savings in court costs generated from investments in this new department alone will help provide sorely needed funds for budget neutrality, not to mention an infusion of newly balanced former sexual harassers, to address the concerns of global warming, energy independence, and equality among all organic and inorganic families of this great planet that we call home."

Daily Mail: Cain Accuser a "Complete Gold Digger"

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2011, 12:17 PM

Rachel Quigley reports at the UK Daily Mail.

Hat tip: Dan Smedra

Rivendell's Nancy Pearcey on Metro LA Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2011, 11:35 AM

Rivdendell Sanctuary faculty member and Pearcey Report editor at large Nancy Pearcey is scheduled to appear on the the Frank Pastore radio show during the 7 o'clock hour eastern time, PM (6:00 PM central, 4:00 PM pacific coast time).

You can access the KKLA website here.

To listen live online, go here.

To call the show toll free, dial 1888-995-5552.

Witness: Cain Accuser Sharon Bialek Hugged Him at Tea Party Meet a Month Ago

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2011, 10:38 AM

Michael Sneed writes at the Chicago Sun-Times:

WIND radio co-host Amy Jacobson . . . tells Sneed she witnessed the Cain/Bialek encounter a month ago while backstage at the AM 560 WIND sponsored TeaCon meeting in Schaumburg Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.

Hat tip: Dan Smedra

Update: Cain Press Conference at 5 PM Eastern

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2011, 09:56 AM

Tony Lee writes at Human Events:

Herman Cain will hold a press conference today in Scottsdale, Arizona, at 3 p.m. Arizona time (5 p.m. E.T.) to respond to allegations made on Monday by a woman, Sharon Bialek, represented by infamous attorney Gloria Allred. 

“It is noteworthy that Gloria Allred is a celebrity lawyer who specializes in generating publicity for herself and her clients,” Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon said in a statement. “Ms. Allred is a high-profile Democrat Party donor and activist who has given over ten thousand dollars to liberal Democrats like Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein,‚Äč and Barbara Boxer." 

Mrs. Obama: "The Right to Love Whomever We Choose"

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2011, 09:36 AM

Les Kinsolving writes:

CNS News reported from Chicago that first lady Michelle Obama told two audiences at Democratic fundraisers that the justices her husband appointed to the Supreme Court "will protect the right to love whomever we choose."

OK, Mrs. Obama: What do you do about the nextdoor neighbor who "chooses" to "love" his 7-year-old daughter?

And who says the "choice" to "love" shall be limited to those who are among the human species?

And in your bankrupt philosophy, Mrs. Obama, who says there is any moral worth to "love" or to "choice" in the first place?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cain Press Conference Tuesday

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2011, 11:47 PM

CNN reports: "Republican presidential contender Herman Cain will address the latest sexual harassment allegations against him at a Tuesday afternoon news conference, his campaign announced late Monday."

Kathleen Willey Infuriated by Media Firestorm Over Cain's Alleged Sexual Harassment

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2011, 06:56 AM

 Noel Sheppard writes at Newsbusters:  

A former White House aide that accused Bill Clinton of sexually assaulting her back in 1993 says she's infuriated by the media firestorm caused by anonymous harassment allegations leveled at Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.

Speaking with radio's Steve Malzberg Friday, Kathleen Willey said, "Why are we even entertaining, you know, any of this from a person with no name and no face and a spokesperson who isn’t really clear on anything either?"

Friday, November 4, 2011

Should Cain Sue?

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2011, 06:46 PM

"Herman Cain is weighing a lawsuit over allegations he sexually harassed two women who worked for him at the National Restaurant Association, his chief of staff said Friday," reports The Hill.

If Cain sues, I hope he wins.

That way Politico and other members of the formerly mainstream media might get back to real reporting and leave the propagandizing and character assassinating to political hacks and other trolls who have prostituted their souls to the highest bidder or the Washington establishment (which may be a distinction without a difference).

Obama Adviser Urges "Militancy" in Nationwide Occupy Protests

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2011, 08:38 AM

"Three days before an Occupy Oakland protest turned violent, United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard, an adviser to President Obama, called for 'more militancy' in Occupy movements across the U.S.," reports WND.

Gov't Intrusion? Rattlesnakes Slither Into College Building

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2011, 08:13 AM

No, this is not a news report about government control of education.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Iowa Cain Accuser Has Anti-Cain Agenda

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2011, 08:47 AM

And "'Conservative' Iowa radio host" Steve Deace may be "bearing false witness,"writes Jeffrey Lords writes at American Spectator.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Study: Public School Teachers Not Underpaid

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2011, 08:30 AM

Lauren Chooljian reports at The Daily Caller:

Despite Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s consistent calls for increased teacher salaries, a new study says that most public school teachers aren’t actually being underpaid.

The new research from The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute suggests a majority of public school teachers are making more than they likely would in the private sector.

4 Lilly White Liberals Smear a Black Man

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2011, 08:09 AM

Peter Heck writes at American Thinker:

Just as Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain predicted, he has become the most recent victim of the race-baiting left's high-tech lynching of prominent, conservative black men. 

Days before the Cain sexual harassment smear emerged from the sewers of liberal trash journalism, MSNBC's Martin Bashir hosted contributor Karen Finney who proclaimed that conservatives only liked Cain because, "they think he's a black man who knows his place." 

As Bashir actually thanked her on-air for making such an offensive and ignorant remark (far from being a submissive position, conservatives are supporting Cain in his effort to ascend to the highest office in the land), Finney granted, "I know that's harsh, but that's how it sure seems to me."

"Diversity of thought amongst minorities -- particularly blacks -- is forbidden in the church of liberalism," Heck writes.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What Does Runaway Slave Herman Cain Prove?

By Rick Pearcey • November 1, 2011, 09:28 PM

We need a larger Department of Education. More taxes, too. Did you know the top 1/2 percent is really, really evil?

Destroy That Uppity Black

By Rick Pearcey • November 1, 2011, 08:36 AM

In a column at CNSNews.com:

In the eyes of the liberal media, Herman Cain is just another uppity black American who has had the audacity to leave the liberal plantation. So they must destroy him, just as they tried destroying Clarence Thomas.

Who's Afraid of Herman Cain?

By Rick Pearcey • November 1, 2011, 08:11 AM

American Spectator: Cain is a "threat to both the left and the GOP establishment."