Shocking Items Lurking on Library Shelves

Seducing Teen Girls Leftward: 10 Shocking Items Lurking on the Library Shelves
by Megan Fox @ David Horowitz’s News Real Blog

Where can you find oral sex, drug use, a fondness for big government social programs and addictions to multiple sexual partners? If you immediately thought of the Clinton Presidential Library, you’re close, but it’s not the only library dedicated to debauchery.

I have spent the last week reading books and magazines I randomly selected off the public library shelves. I literally closed my eyes and just started grabbing stuff, which makes what I found that much more disturbing. The results of this experiment are filled with leftist brainwashing, explicit sex, foul language, drug use, alcohol abuse, permissive parents, abusive parents and much more.

Message to all public librarians: let’s try to keep things age-appropriate for our kids, shall we? Leaving some books off your shelves is not in fact tantamount to censorship. As Kevin DuJan has pointed out, no public library has the space or the budget to contain every book in existence. Thus, each librarian must, by necessity, make a deliberate choice to include some books and exclude others.

The First Amendment does not require that we give everyone a public stage and an audience. Use some common sense.

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The Palin Factor

The Palin Factor: Even Republican Elites Don’t Get It
by Lance Fairchok @ American Thinker

Taxes, utilities, law enforcement, education, and myriad other things fill a mayor’s day. Palin did it for ten years and did it well. It is true community organizing. It is a leadership proving ground with measurable human consequences — America and America’s problems in a microcosm. Palin cut her teeth there and made it to the governor’s office, where, brief though her tenure was, she excelled. Her entry into national politics was perhaps premature, but the crucible of the 2008 election cut away much of her naïveté.

Here in flyover country, we see an honest woman with our values and our best interests at heart. She is not a liar, nor is she a fool, and she is as angry as we are. The “we love her but don’t want her to be president” push poll is meaningless two years out from 2012. It is a tool to mute enthusiasm for her. The electorate is tired of “old boys” and their endless manipulations. The Tea Party and Sarah Palin are not sitting back, content to savor the latest victories. The spin-masters and talking heads who lament Palin’s lack of “gravitas” forget that Obama has “gravitas” aplenty. Obama’s attitude is a façade and an affectation, while Palin, love her or hate her, is the real deal. Unlike Obama, you can read the details in her résumé. That counts for something now.

This!

By the way, I had the chance to read America By Heart yesterday, and what I found inside were things that my own mother has said more than once. The values that Palin stresses – patriotism, personal responsibility, industry, genuine religious tolerance, sympathy for the handicapped, etc. – are those embraced by most ordinary Americans. I saw no sign that she intends to establish some sort of Pentecostal theocracy in the U.S. As a matter of fact, she devotes an entire passage to praising our Founders for including religious toleration in our “Charters of Freedom.”

That people continue to accept the media narrative where Palin is concerned is a sign of sheer laziness. Her real positions are not state secrets. Not by a long shot. Do the research and find out what our Alaskan “mama grizzly” really thinks.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here’s something to think about while you digest your turkey:

A Lost Thanksgiving Lesson
by John Stossel @ RCP

Long before the failure of modern socialism, the earliest European settlers gave us a dramatic demonstration of the fatal flaws of collectivism. Unfortunately, few Americans today know it.

The Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony organized their farm economy along communal lines. The goal was to share the work and produce equally.

That’s why they nearly all starved.

Private property – it’s a wonderful thing.

On the News and Around the Web

First, have some more Chris Christie porn:

If this guy ran for president, I’d be outright excited to cast my vote for him.

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In other news, who else is deeply concerned about the developing conflict between North and South Korea? My boss and several of my students have family over there, so I will certainly be monitoring that situation closely. I just wish we didn’t have this team advising Obama. Meep!

No, the pope did NOT say condoms are okay.

Here is the full context of what he said.

There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility, on the way toward recovering an awareness that not everything is allowed and that one cannot do whatever one wants. But it is not really the way to deal with the evil of HIV infection. That can really lie only in a humanization of sexuality.

Are you saying, then, that the Catholic Church is actually not opposed in principle to the use of condoms?

She of course does not regard it as a real or moral solution, but, in this or that case, there can be nonetheless, in the intention of reducing the risk of infection, a first step in a movement toward a different way, a more human way, of living sexuality.

To summarize: the Holy Father states that the best way to stop the spread of HIV is to humanize sexuality. He repeatedly denies that the distribution of condoms is a real solution. However, in what Mom, Dad, and I think is a very charitable and reasonable statement, the pope observes that a homosexual prostitute who bothers to protect his partners from disease has taken the first step towards inner conversion. Basically, if said prostitute uses a condom, it shows he’s beginning to understand that sex is not simply for his own animal gratification – that he is responsible for his partner’s well-being as well.

As Dr. Janet E. Smith explains:

An analogy: If someone was going to rob a bank and was determined to use a gun, it would better for that person to use a gun that had no bullets in it. It would reduce the likelihood of fatal injuries. But it is not the task of the Church to instruct potential bank robbers how to rob banks more safely and certainly not the task of the Church to support programs of providing potential bank robbers with guns that could not use bullets. Nonetheless, the intent of a bank robber to rob a bank in a way that is safer for the employees and customers of the bank may indicate an element of moral responsibility that could be a step towards eventual understanding of the immorality of bank robbing.

Sheesh! The self-serving mainstream media did this message warping with Vatican II as well, and the Church is still suffering from the consequences.

Elitists of the Left

Elitists of the Left Still Arrogant, Ignorant, and in Need of Watching
by Harold Witkov @ The American Thinker

It is my steadfast belief that Nancy Pelosi and her elitist friends on the Left view the Tea Party faithful as crude, unrefined, boorish, and uncultured oafs.

If they were not posing such a threat to the future of our country, we might find it humorous that these naïve elitists arrogantly believe that America should be remade as they see fit. We might find it funny that most of them are too clueless to see that the overwhelming majority of Americans stand firmly against them. If they were not so dangerous to the American dream, we might find it amusing that they view mainstream America with condescending disdain and Tea Partiers, in particular, as philistines.

Unfortunately, as things stand, we can hardly afford to be amused. We know that men are fallible and tyranny is always just around the corner. Our Founding Fathers made sure to pen a Constitution that intended power for the American people — certainly not for a future lot of self-ordained political priests and priestesses of the Left.

You know, I think I’m particularly sensitive to the charge that we conservatives are knuckle-dragging boobs because I am manifestly not a moron. Did I go to an Ivy League university? No, but I did go to two very good schools – Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the College of William and Mary – and graduated with an A- average, a membership in Phi Beta Kappa, and a “highest honor” mark on my senior thesis. What did our elites get on their report cards, hm? I’d like to know because I suspect my brother and I are smarter than many folks who consider themselves our “betters.”

Sensible Airport Security Procedures

As you’ve no doubt noticed, the TSA’s new screening policies are creating quite an uproar. In reality, though, our post-9/11 airport security has always been remarkably stupid and inefficient.

With each new method of terrorist attack, we’ve been subjected to additional annoyances at the checkpoints. After the shoe bomber, we all had to waste time shucking our footwear. After another terrorist brought liquid explosive onto a plane, we were no longer allowed to pack our shampoo. Each time our enemies come up with a new idea, TSA officials run around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to figure out how to beat it — and what usually results is more hassle for us. The x-rays and pat-downs are only the latest indignities.

As many people have argued repeatedly, it is futile to anticipate all the ways determined terrorists may try to bring down a plane. If you focus on the methods, you will always be stuck in the above cycle of reaction. We need to get real and start focusing on the people. We need to profile.

There are plenty of common sense protocols we can adopt that have absolutely nothing to do with race or ethnicity. We should, for example, focus more attention on adolescents and young adults, as terrorists generally fall into this age group. There is no need to grope toddlers or white-haired grannies. We should also focus on recent travel. If a passenger has recently visited Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, or any other location where terrorists tend to set up shop, they need to be pulled aside for further questioning. If a passenger paid for his ticket with cash, that’s another red flag. If a passenger paid for his ticket at the last minute, take notice. If a passenger bought a one-way ticket, definitely give him the third degree. Passengers in wheelchairs? They’re probably not terrorists. Strapping youths? Give them a second look.

Random screenings are completely unnecessary. We need to be smarter — and we definitely need to get over our fear that we’re going to upset a few very vocal and very whiny interest groups.