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Derrick Jordan grabbed an AR-15 rifle from a pickup truck parked near the entrance of a Conoco gas station and convenience store.

He and four other black Ferguson residents spent Tuesday night guarding the white-owned business from would be looters and shoplifters.

We would have been burned to the ground many times over if it weren’t for them,” said gas station Doug Merello, whose family has owned the business for thirty years

Jordan and his friends were joined on Tuesday night by other armed men from the neighborhood. The men weren’t paid to be there. They said they owed it to Merello, who has employed many of them over the years and treats them with respect.

“He’s a nice dude, [sic] he’s helped us a lot,” said 29-year-old R.J.

Missouri lawmakers recently passed a law overriding local ordinances that banned the open carry of firearms by people who have concealed-weapons permits.

For more on the story, see “Black residents protect white-owned store in Ferguson.”

The Conservative War Chest’s “What If” ad is a stark reminder of the lawless actions and “screw you” attitude of the Obama regime.

If it’s not blocked by Obozo’s media lackeys, this outstanding two-minute television ad will air during this Thanksgiving season.


SEASONS GREETINGS

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No one is left so ignorant as not to know many things to be wrong which he does, and many things to be right which he neglects; therefore all are without excuse in their sin.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
W. B. Yeats, The Second Coming

Republican political consultant Karl Rove, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz have decided not to take Barack Obama’s executive action on amnesty lying down.

Christie did not mince words in condemning Obama’s lawless action, while Rove hailed the GOP response as complete and adequate.


Fox Business Network anchor Melissa Francis exposed her former employer CNBC for being a propaganda arm for Obama and his Bread and Circuses Administration.

Francis said CNBC “silenced” her for questioning the “math of Obamacare” on air.

“[W]hen I was at CNBC, I pointed out to my viewers that the math of ObamaCare simply didn’t work. Not the politics by the way. But just the basic math. And when I did that, I was silenced.

I said on the air that you couldn’t add millions of people to the system and force insurance companies to cover their pre-existing conditions without raising the price on everyone else. I pointed out that it couldn’t possibly be true that if you like your plan, you can keep it. That was a lie. And in fact, millions of people had their plans canceled,” Francis said.

After her comments aired, Francis said that CNBC management summoned her to a meeting and admonished her for “disrespecting the office of the president.”

Francis went on to say that NBC, ABC, the Associated Press, and the Los Angeles Times were also guilty of suppressing the truth from the American people.


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Quin Hillyer’s “Legislative auditor misses Common Core’s problems” is a damning piece about Common Core. According to Hillyer, support among teachers for the new standards tanked 30 percent in one year, from 76 percent to 46 percent.

In the piece, Hillyer points out several problems with the new academic standards:

Stories are legion, and incontrovertible, of students in Core-centric classes being given low grades for right answers — all because the students couldn’t show the required dots, lines, squares, cubes or folded-paper cutouts to explain how they figured that 6 is half of 12.

Here’s how the Core’s own document describes it … “Mathematically proficient students who can apply what they know are comfortable making assumptions and approximations to simplify a complicated situation, realizing that these may need revision later.”

That’s exactly what Core math is all about: justifying reasoning (or a first-grader’s guesswork), rather than necessarily arriving at the correct answer.

With its stress on endless process rather than results, Common Core actually slows down the current schedule of student advancement through basic mathematical disciplines.

 For Hillyer’s full article, see Quin Hillyer: Legislative auditor misses Common Core’s problems

Dying Man Reunited with Beloved Dog Makes Complete Turnaround

By Jerry A. Kane

James Wathen, a terminally-ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky, had stopped eating and had become weak and frail. His condition kept deteriorating, and he was barely able to talk. Wathen managed to whisper to a nurse his wish to see his dog, Bubba, just one more time. The 73-year-old hadn’t seen his one-eyed Chihuahua with no bottom teeth since he arrived by ambulance at the Whitley County hospital six weeks earlier.

“One of our social workers realized it was mourning the loss of the dog that was making our patient even worse and emotionally unhealthy, we pulled out all the stops and found the dog,” said Kimberly Probus, Chief Nursing Officer at Baptist Health Corbin

When time is of the essence, administrative policies can be cumbersome and time-consuming, so it’s often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. So a group of nurses decided to track down Bubba and arrange a reunion with Wathen, even though the hospital had a rule against pets.

After a series of phone calls, the nurses found out that Bubba had been turned over to the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter and then subsequently placed in a foster home because of his age. The nurses discovered that Bubba had also recently fallen ill. He too had stopped eating about a week before they made contact with the shelter to arrange the reunion.

“The dog quit eating a week ago, which is very strange. The dog didn’t know where James was and James didn’t know where the dog was and believe it or not, they both stopped eating at about the same time,” said Mary-Ann Smyth, Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter President

The nurses arranged for the shelter to bring Bubba to the hospital Saturday, October 11.

“He was so sad at first. We had him wrapped in a baby blanket and he was shivering. The minute we got about 20 steps from this guy’s room — I kid you not — his little head went up. His eyes got real bright and he was like a different dog,” Smyth said.

Bubba’s mood changed immediately upon seeing Wathen, and Wathen began crying when he saw Bubba.

They didn’t think James was going to make it. I was 10 feet from his bed and you could barely understand him because he was so hard to hear. The nurse had to lean up right against his face to hear what he was saying,” Smyth said.

During their 30-minute reunion, Wathen gradually began to improve. He slowly perked up and his mood changed significantly as he petted and played with Bubba on his bed.

“When Bubba was handed to James he started to cry and then Bubba started to snuggle James and it makes you realize that animals are not just pets they are loved ones,” wrote Deanna Myers, Knox Whitley Animal Shelter Director, on her Facebook page.

The impact of the reunion was readily apparent. “There wasn’t a dry eye in the room,” Probus said.

“To see those two. To see James and Bubba get back together. It was heartwarming. It’s why we do what we do,” Smyth said.

The visit seemed to do wonders for Wathen. Nurses reported the next day that he seemed like a new person. When Bubba returned for a second visit on Tuesday, Wathen’s turnaround was complete. He was now sitting up and eating.

“Both are so happy to see each other and both seem to be doing better! The power of love can go along way!” the shelter posted on its Facebook page

Seeing the positive impact Bubba has had on Wathen, Baptist Health Corbin is revising its pet visitation policy to ensure Bubba will have visitation privileges.

“I hope this story will show to people the tremendous difference that animals can make in people’s lives,” Smyth said.

Hospital administrators are working to implement a pet visitation policy for similar situations now that they’ve witnessed first hand the healing power pets provide their owners.


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