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Intriguing Chart Showing Every Week Of Your Life Really Puts It Into Perspective







” Sometimes, you have to see something illustrated to realize just how vast – or limited – it is. Such is the case with the average American life, which the site Wait But Why captured in this fascinating chart: (see above)

  As you may have noticed, we spend a gigantic chunk of our lives in school and work, toiling away with the hope that we can someday retire and do whatever we want. And that’s not a bad thing.” 



   Be sure to click through to the original chart post which contains other interesting weekly gems such as this one portraying famous deaths .



Famous Deaths in Weeks





More here












17 Things That Kill More Often Than Shootings By ‘Far Right Extremists’ In A Single Chart



” According to the START consortium at the University of Maryland, here is the threat from “far right” extremism in America:

  • Between 1990 and 2013, there were 155 ideologically motivated homicide events committed by far-right extremists in the United States. About 13 percent of these were anti-government in nature.
  • Including the Oklahoma City Bombing, which killed 168 individuals, far-right extremists killed 368 individuals during ideologically motivated homicide events between 1990 and 2013.

  Even if we factor in the Oklahoma City bombing we are talking about 16 fatalities a year. In a nation of over 300 million people.

  Let’s contextualize by showing the odds of being killed by other things in America that are not “far right” extremists with this Economist chart:



  If the odds of dying in a given year for an American is about 20,000,000:1, then you are more likely to be killed by the following things than by “right-wing extremists”:


  Heart disease, accidents and injuries, intentional self-harm, assault by firearms, walking, choking, fire, post-surgical complications, alcohol, falling down stairs, exposure to forces of nature, cycling, exposure to excessive natural cold, firearms discharge, storms, lightning, and dog bites.

  Even if the Las Vegas shooters were right-wing “anti-government” types, we still need to know one basic fact: the number of deadly acts of “far-right” anti-government extremism is fewer than one a year over 23 years.

  It is patently absurd to represent millions of Americans by extreme cases, and this type of false inductive reasoning is rejected in serious research. Nonetheless, the news media grab onto extreme cases and hold them up as representative of decent, hard-working Americans.

  Getting killed by a far right extremist is about as likely to happen to an American as getting killed by a bee sting – which has odds of around 25,000,000:1.  Maybe the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security should look into the threats posed by angry bees in the United States?

  In addition, those who are gun control proponents make the claim that firearms are a threat to society, and base that claim in part on the statistic that there were 12,800 homicides in the United States

  But they’re not looking at the over 100 million people who have access to guns. Each year, Americans with access to guns are around ten thousand times more likely not to unlawfully use a firearm than to use one to commit a homicide.

  Also, as CNS News and Mediaite pointed out, mass shootings are not on the rise in the United States, and crime on the whole has been falling for decades.

  As far as right-wing “terrorism” goes, it barely registers a blip compared to eco-terrorism and Islamist terrorism. But the partisan media don’t want you to know that; they’d rather take extreme events out of context and use them to attack their political enemies.”


   Speaking of using violence for political gain , we invite you to read our thorough debunking of Nanny Bloomberg’s Everytown “74 School Shootings” Map .

Many thanks to Kyle Becker for the above article .











Laughs From IJR




” The Breezy of the United Steezy, as new Late Show host Jimmy Fallon calls him, recently said “That’s the good thing about being president. I can do whatever I want.” The remark would be taken as more of a light-hearted joke, if his presidency weren’t so lawless and arrogant.”

Be sure to click through to see 100 examples of Obama lawlessness from IJR

Top 100 Examples Of Arrogance Of The Obama Presidency In 2013



” Here are 100 examples that demonstrate the arrogance of the Obama Presidency:

1. Krauthammer: “Arrogance” Obama Is Showing Over Broken Obamacare Promise Is “Appalling” [RCP] “



“What is shocking to me is the arrogance of the president who refuses to admit a plain truth. He did not say the truth. It could have been unwitting deception. It could have been a lie. But to stand there and pretend that, you know, other people haven’t quite understood his intent is just appalling.”

Here are 99 more examples to prove the point .

What The Democrats Are Going To Do Now On Obamacare: A Peek




” Through a strange circumstance, this talking points memo was discovered.  Conservatives should NOT be surprised, but many likely will.  It is DEFINITELY a must read to get insight into the progressive mind.


Highlight The Successes

There ARE successes.  The website WAS launched on time.  Folks HAVE signed up.  Premiums HAVE gone down for some.  Quality HAS increased for many.  Coverage HAS been given to previously uninsured people(s).  These must be emphasized and restated.

Anecdotal stories are obviously the very best way to emphasize the triumphs.  If those stories can be retold in the presence of the actual individuals themselves, that is even better, so work hard to find one constituent story (or from neighboring/nearby districts/states).  Democrats tell GREAT story.  Republicans do NOT.  Use this to advantage.

Conservatives consider all successes in the context of costs or as the result of a trade-off, so make sure this is NOT done.  Not everything need be analyzed to the extreme of having to consider alternatives or additional consequences of a particular action or policy.  Good stuff has happened.  Period.”


Illustration by Gary Varvel






Courtesy Of IJR


” This video shows President Reagan’s warning of the downfall of America and shows, point by point, how our current leaders are bringing those warnings to light.”

Trayvon Martin: A Life and Tragic Death in Pictures

”  Trayvon Martin lived a tragic life and died an unfortunate death. Of all the thousands ofmurders of young black men every year, the media seized on one case of a “white Hispanic” shooting a young black man, even after the former was allegedly assaulted, in order to make the point that America is still racist. Blacks are thus presumably in need of the left’s brand of “social justice” to liberate them.

  News media have known from the beginning that the best way to “freeze, personalize and polarize” any case is through the emotionally manipulative use of pictures. The photos of a younger Trayvon Martin were cherry-picked by the mainstream media to show that he was an innocent victim unable to defend himself against an older aggressor.”

25 Best Political Jokes Of The Month




1. Jon Stewart

“I wouldn’t be surprised if President Obama learned Osama bin Laden had been killed when he saw himself announce it on television.”




See the all here …







What If A Republican President Did These 9 Things?






What if…

” Richard Nixon didn’t just have an enemies list but a personal “kill list” and claimed the right to kill Americans without trial, even though he promised not to do so?”



Read The Rest








Courtesy of Independent Journal Review




Cartoon Roundup Of The Week

A Roundup Of Editorial Cartoons For The Week



Cartoon: The Thanksgiving Pardon


Illustration By Glenn McCoy

… Mitt Romney for President

 ” Republican candidate and former governor Mitt Romney is a leader of tremendous character, whose ability to turn around enterprises, talent for overcoming partisanship, and commitment to his country make him worthy of becoming the next president of the United States. The following are characteristics displayed by Mitt Romney, based on his record.

#1. Mitt Romney graduated from Harvard University with a degree from the prestigious J.D.-M.B.A. program, which is the graduate education of the last two presidents combined.

#2. Mitt Romney governed a state whose schools ranked first nationally in education.

#4. Bain Capital helped turn around numerous struggling businesses that went on to become prosperous and successful, such as: Burger King, Sealy, Sports Authority, Staples, Brookstone, Burlington Coat Factory, Clear Channel, Domino’s Pizza, Houghton Mifflin, Dunkin’ Donuts, The Weather Channel, Guitar Center, and the Hospital Corporation of America.

#6. As governor of Massachusetts, Romney turned a $3 billion deficit into a $700 millionbudget surplus in less than two years.

#7. Governor Romney was granted emergency gubernatorial powers and slashed unsustainable spending levels by hundreds of millions of dollars.

#14. Romney cut taxes 19 times, and they were only raised in Massachusetts when his governor’s veto was overridden. The governor used fees to help close the state’s $3 billion budget shortfall.

#18. Mitt Romney has given nearly 13.5% of his income to charity over the last twenty years, $4 million in 2011 alone. Much of his donations was given to his church. ”

Read Them All

Explosive Video:


  ” The president has taken credit for killing Osama bin Laden, but has only said he will hold those accountable responsible for the
terrorist attack at Benghazi . “

Conservative View

Editorial Cartoon Slide Show 


Cartoon: Who’s The Real Liar?

Uhh And Then Some

Hilarious: Teleprompterless Obama’s 51-Second “Uhh” Debate Compilation

If all you are is a puppet you have no desires , only reactions to the string-pullers .


  “When someone wants something really bad, they truly dedicate themselves to it. Look at Steve Jobs tireless obsession with success at Apple, or Mark Zuckerberg’s unparalleled determination to make Facebook big; we just aren’t seeing that in President Obama with his bid for re-election. Consider these points:”

…That Every Single American Needs To See


” I’d Tell You About This Zombie Political Ad, But You Will Have To Watch It First ”


 …Because of His Schedule?

  “Woodhouse says Democrats are “trying to be realistic about expectations” because the president is “lucky to be able to devote three consecutive hours to debate preparation.” 

… Obama has held more fundraisers during his term by this past March than the five preceding presidents …combined. He completed his 100th round of golf as president by June. He’s met with 25 B-list Hollywood celebrities to prep them on how to campaign for him. He’s mingled with A-listers Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Vogue Editor Anna Wintour. He’s set one night fundraising records with buddies George Clooney, DreamWorks Animations’ Jeffrey Katzenberg, Robert Downey Jr., Salma Hayek, Tobey Maguire, and Barbara Streisand. He’s spurned Israeli Prime Minister in favor of Late Night Bro David Letterman in the wake of Middle Eastern turmoil, which resulted in the death of the United States Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens…”


Beware the “Fundamental Change”


“Hope and change” sounded so uplifting to so many Americans after years of the mainstream media railing against “Bush” war policies that Obama continued almost to the letter W. When President Obama was elected to office, and enjoyed support even among presumably racist Republicans, the sky was the limit. Yet as one might infer from a Saul Alinsky handbook for radicals, the devil is in the details.

Overconfident Congressional Democrats are now providing those details for a second Obama term, and all voting Americans should be afraid. Be very afraid.”


Jay-Z Wants Less Government, But Supports Obama Because He’s Black

  “Frustrating. Jay-Z likes Barack Obama as the leader of the United States not because of his policies, but because he’s black.”

  “The part that is frustrating is that Jay-Z is judging Obama not by the content of his character, but by the color of his skin (heard this before?), because all signs point to a more conservative or libertarian rap mogul and not a guy that a large percentage of the country thinks is about to fall over to the socialist side of the fence.”

64% of Americans Say Too Many
Dependent on Government


The graph speaks for itself .

… American People’s Trust in
Pro-bama Media Crumbling


“The American people’s trust in the Obama lapdog media is crumbling, which shouldn’t be a surprise for anyone who reads news from both the right and the left side of the
aisle. The new low of 40% “fair amount/ great deal” of confidence in the media reported by Gallup signals the jig is up for the pretend non-partisan media.

The decline in ratings comes mostly from Republicans and Independents, as Hot Air
reports . Mainstream media trust from Independents has dropped from 50% to 31% since 2004.”

Jessica Alba: Celebutard

Pledge Allegiance to Obama

  “We may never understand the celebrity love affair with Barack Obama, but nevertheless, they waste no time in making it known.  Where once we students proudly placed our hands over our hearts to respect our nation’s flag, over which millions of good folks have fallen in battle to defend …Jessica Alba now says that we should pledge allegiance to Obama.”