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  • ....final residence of Tsar Nicholas II’s last surviving sibling — a dilapidated semi in Toronto

    11/21/2014 7:08:32 PM PST · by Loyalist · 4 replies
    National Post ^ | November 21, 2014 | Laura Lind
    If the end result of a war is an exchange of territory, the outcome of a revolution is ultimately the exchange of real estate. The house at 716 Gerrard Street East is an apt illustration of the downward mobility of the politically displaced. Listed last week on MLS, the modest two-story Riverdale semidetached was the final residence of the Tsar Nicholas II’s last surviving sibling, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandranova. The highest ranking member of the Russian imperial family to emigrate to North America, Olga convalesced in the care of Russian friends who ran the beauty shop on the main floor....
  • The demonic genius of the *resident (If I'm reading this right)

    11/21/2014 7:07:21 PM PST · by Riflema · 5 replies
    Self ^ | 11/21/14 | Self
    Okay, if I'm reading this right, we have all been suckered in a big way and with an outcome far worse we thought. Ask yourself, where is the Executive Order?So far, there is no EO. What he issued were two memoranda (see the link above). Both very vague, no concrete proposals or edicts. One speaks of assembling a "Task Force on New Americans" to figure out how to make our society and it's institutions more welcoming to the shadow people. The second invites proposals and ideas on "improving" the process for getting into the US.Now, if this is it, if...
  • 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Renews Heated Political Debate

    11/21/2014 7:05:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 6:12 PM PST 11/21/2014 | by Paul Bond
    .... Breitbart.com, for example, John Nolte largely ignores politics in his review of Mockingjay - Part 1, until ending with: “For some reason this feels like the exact right time for a movie about a revolution against a lying, lawless president.” Likewise, Christian Toto at his conservative site, Hollywood In Toto, largely foregoes politics, though only after opening his review with: “The first two films could be seen as either big government on dictatorial steroids or an Occupy-style lament about the evils of inequality. The franchise's third film … doesn’t change that formula despite the addition of liberal screenwriter Danny...
  • N. Korea conducts ejection launcher test for submarine missile: report

    11/21/2014 7:01:45 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2014/11/22
    N. Korea conducts ejection launcher test for submarine missile: report 2014/11/22 03:48 WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has conducted a test of an ejection launcher that helps fire missiles from submarines in a sign that the communist nation is making progress in its efforts to develop a submarine-based ballistic missile, a news report said Friday. The land-based test simulated the initial stage of boosting a missile out of a submarine launch tube and is a sign that the rogue state is moving ahead with plans for underwater missile strike capabilities for a future nuclear-tipped missile, the Washington Free...
  • Kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter

    11/21/2014 6:55:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/21/14 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    **SNIP** His photo of a soupy Spanish rice gone wrong and an apple on a school lunch tray was retweeted more than 170 times. Hunter, 17, is a senior at Richland Center High School in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He said in an interview with The Associated Press that his school lunches have gone downhill over his four years in high school. Of the Spanish rice, he said "you couldn't feel the individual grains of rice. It was just a solid mush." Halana Turner, a junior at Fraser High School in Fraser, Michigan, posted a photo of a mushy breakfast sandwich...
  • Don Paul dies at 89; helped L.A. Rams to NFL championship

    11/21/2014 6:51:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | Staff
    Don Paul, a fierce football player for UCLA in the 1940s who went on to help the Los Angeles Rams win an NFL championship, has died. He was 89. Paul died of respiratory failure Nov. 8 in Woodland Hills after an extended illness, his family announced. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Paul earned a UCLA football letter in each of four seasons — 1943, '44, '46 and '47 — with his Bruin career split by Navy service during World War II. He played center and linebacker, was chosen team captain three times and, according to UCLA, was the first freshman player to...
  • In Secret, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat

    11/21/2014 6:50:34 PM PST · by John W · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — President Obama signed a secret order in recent weeks authorizing a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year. Mr. Obama’s order allows American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, a broader mission than the president described to the public earlier this year, according to several administration, military and congressional officials with knowledge of the decision.
  • House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories (AP plumbs new depths)

    11/21/2014 6:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 5:22 PM EST | Ken Dilanian
    A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. […] In the aftermath of the attacks, Republicans criticized the Obama administration and its then-secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is expected to run for president in 2016. People in and out of government have alleged that a CIA response team was ordered to “stand down” after the State Department compound came under attack, that a military rescue...
  • [GOP Governor-elect Bruce] Rauner says Obama immigration move 'great start'

    11/21/2014 6:46:16 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Michelle Manchir,
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday called President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration a “great start” to “get the dialogue going” on immigration policy changes. The comments came as Rauner addressed more than 900 advocates for the Latino community in Rosemont. Rauner told the crowd he supports “comprehensive immigration reform,” which he acknowledged will take more work. Immigration reform 'opens doors' NIU student and undocumented citizen, Laura Ramirez, faces daily challenges of living without citizenship. “The real way to do it is on a bipartisan basis, through Congress, through the legislature, with the president, with the states all working...
  • Immigration rally in front of Kevin McCarthy's office calls on Congress to 'pass a bill'

    11/21/2014 6:44:17 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    turnto23.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Cassie Carlisle
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Immigration activists gathered Friday in front of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's office to send a strong message. "Open your doors to us, we are your constituents, we need some kind of relief for the rest of them [immigrants] and that's up to Congress," Activist Rob England said. They want Congress to pass a bill on comprehensive immigration reform and they are supportive of President Barack Obama's executive order, saying he did not overstep his bounds. Republican representatives felt differently. Texas Junior Senator Ted Cruz said the executive order gave "unconstitutional amnesty" and was in defiance of...
  • Mexican president hails Obama's immigration reform

    11/21/2014 6:33:00 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies
    buenosairesherald.com ^ | November 21, 2014
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hailed US President Barack Obama's sweeping steps on immigration, saying they were "most important measures taken in several decades" and would allow families to stay together. Obama's plan, unveiled on Thursday, eases the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million immigrants, many of them Mexican, who are in the United States without legal documents. "I want to publicly recognize the President of the United States for yesterday's announcement," Pena Nieto told a conference in Mexico. "These measures bring relief to principally Mexican immigrants." "Those who will benefit will be migrants of Mexican origin who have...
  • Turner Classic Movies

    11/21/2014 6:32:17 PM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 3 replies
    DISH NETWORK | Nov 21, 2014 | self
    Is Turner Classic Movies back on Dish ?
  • Bill Clinton Is an Alleged Rapist, Too. Why Aren’t You Outraged About That?

    11/21/2014 6:28:34 PM PST · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    blaze ^ | nov 2014 | Matt Walsh
    Let me be the first to admit that, unlike so many people in the media and on the internet, I actually donÂ’t know if Bill Cosby is a rapist. I know several women have accused him of it, and I know that he isnÂ’t doing any favors for himself by refusing to comment and asking news outlets to scrub footage of him refusing to comment. YouÂ’d think if the man is guilty but has no intention of fessing up, heÂ’d at least deny the allegations. And if heÂ’s innocent, heÂ’d be even more likely to deny them. Either way, I...
  • There’s growing evidence that global warming is driving crazy winters

    11/21/2014 6:26:23 PM PST · by Crazieman · 37 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 11/20/2014 | Chris Mooney
    It may be the timeliest -- and most troubling -- idea in climate science. Back in 2012, two researchers with a particular interest in the Arctic, Rutgers' Jennifer Francis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Stephen Vavrus, published a paper called "Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in mid-latitudes." In it, they suggested that the fact that the Arctic is warming so rapidly is leading to an unexpected but profound effect on the weather where the vast majority of us live -- a change that, if their theory is correct, may have something to do with the extreme winter weather...
  • FBI arrests two in connection with plot to set off bomb during protests - Ferguson

    11/21/2014 6:25:25 PM PST · by knak · 33 replies
    kmov ^ | 11/21/14 | McDonald and Greenwald
    (KMOV.com) – Law enforcement sources are confirming to News 4 that two men were arrested in connection with a plot to explode pipe bombs during protests. Authorities say the two men were arrested near Ferguson and were apprehended as part of an undercover operation and were arraigned in federal court Friday. We will continue to follow this story and have more information as it becomes available. Read more: http://www.kmov.com/news/editors-pick/FBI-arrests-two-in-connection-with-plot-to-set-off-bomb-during-protests-283555651.html#ixzz3JlCqLIT0
  • Americans 'mad at government' melt phones on Capitol Hill

    11/21/2014 6:03:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 21, 2014 | Garth Kant
    GOP's Sessions: Obama's amnesty 'worse than you think'WASHINGTON – Phone lines are melting on Capitol Hill with outraged citizens calling their elected representatives to complain about the president’s order effectively granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. A number of Capitol Hill offices closed today for the Thanksgiving recess, but aides report hearing from upset voters even at the offices in lawmakers’ home states. The offices of Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, confirmed a flood of complaints, and an aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., told WND, “We are getting tons of phone calls to block executive amnesty.” “I...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Rikki Tikki Tavi (1975)

    11/21/2014 6:02:04 PM PST · by DemforBush · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Great animated adaptation of the classic Kipling tale of a young mongoose and his struggles against a pair of vicious cobras. Animated. Narrated by Orson Welles.
  • JW Beats Obama on Fast and Furious (Weekly Update)

    11/21/2014 5:58:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 21, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic Judicial Watch Victory: Obama Gives Up Fast and Furious Documents President GruberObama Jet-Setting Costs Taxpayers Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic I write this late Friday after an extraordinarily busy week at Judicial Watch (see below). Honest Americans are still gasping from President Obama’s speech last night announcing his own amnesty program, based on no legal authority, for at least five million illegal aliens. I warned you last week about Obama’s amnesty assault on our nation. Unfortunately, my summary needs no update from last week, but should reassure you that we are on the...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 22 Nov 2014

    11/21/2014 5:56:22 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 116 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!
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  • The FRiday Night Movie - Evil Roy Slade (1972)

    11/21/2014 5:54:39 PM PST · by DemforBush · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    A childhood favorite tonight. John Astin stars in this western spoof about the mean, rotten, no good, and hilarious villain Evil Roy Slade. Directed by Jerry Paris, and co-starring Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Milton Berle, and Dom Deluise.
  • Students post gross school lunch pictures using #ThanksMichelleObama hashtag

    11/21/2014 5:54:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2014
    Let’s face it: school lunches are not exactly culinary masterpieces. But some fed-up students have been sharing some down-right disgusting-looking meals using the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama on social media. It’s not a new thing. These posts have been around when school started up in August. But as students get ready for the year’s biggest food holiday, the trend is picking up steam. …
  • Rape allegations against Cosby case of he said/she she she ... said and 15 women can’t all be lying

    11/21/2014 5:48:43 PM PST · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2014 | Piers Morgan
    Full title: The rape allegations against Bill Cosby are a classic case of he said/she she she she she she she she she she she she she she, she said - and 15 women can’t all be lyingOne of my favourite Twitter parody accounts is @TheTweetOfGod .It's cheeky, irreverent, has over 1.6 million followers - and an unnerving ability to hit the proverbial nail on the head. Last night, it addressed the mounting Bill Cosby scandal with this tweet:‘The rape allegations against Bill Cosby are a classic case of he said/she she she she she she she she she she...
  • Obama presses on with immigration plan as clash looms

    11/21/2014 5:42:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Rappler / Agence France-Presse ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jim Watson
    LAS VEGAS, USA – US President Barack Obama staunchly defended his unilateral move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation Friday, November 21 pledging to implement his controversial plan despite furious criticism from congressional opponents. "I have come back to Del Sol to tell you, I'm not giving up. I will never give up," Obama insisted at the Las Vegas, Nevada high school where he launched his immigration reform efforts two years ago. "We're going to keep on working with members of Congress to make permanent reform a reality," he added. "But until that day comes, there are actions...
  • Many Amnestied Immigrants Could End Up Receiving Government Checks

    11/21/2014 5:34:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 21, 2014 | Caroline May
    President Barack Obama and his surrogates argue that the president’s executive actions will hold illegal immigrants accountable and force them to pay their “fair share of taxes.” However there is a big question as to whether these illegal immigrants will be a net gain or loss to the Treasury. Thursday night, President Obama announced a series of executive actions on immigration, including providing legal status to nearly five million illegal immigrants. While part of Obama’s argument for legalizing millions of immigration law breakers is that they will now have to pay taxes, Fox Business’ Stuart Varney, Avik Roy at Forbes,...
  • NPR, PBS Finally Touch (Dismissively) On 'Pretty Obscure' Jonathan Gruber

    11/21/2014 5:31:19 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    How many days in and they are only mentioning his name?
  • A police wife fears for family, fights for department (Ferguson)

    11/21/2014 5:29:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    FOX2NOW ^ | November 19, 2014 | Chris Hayes,
    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Wives and children of many police officers are in virtual hiding, as some face assault and death threats. Fox Files investigator Chris Hayes talked with the wife of a Ferguson officer who said she`s not leaving town, because she fears people aren`t hearing the whole truth about her husband`s Department. During the spring of 2014, the City of Ferguson commissioned a study to find out what residents thought about City services, including the Ferguson Police Department. It’s data that some fear could be met with threats of violence, at a time when police families are already...
  • Liberal 2016 poll: Elizabeth Warren beating Clinton by double digits

    11/21/2014 5:29:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 64 replies
    cnn ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Justin Peligri and Dan Merica
    Washington (CNN) -- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren -- not Hillary Clinton -- is the top progressive choice for president in 2016, according to a new poll. In fact, Clinton doesn't even make second place. Forty two percent of respondents favor Warren, and Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders also edges out Clinton with 24% compared to her 23%, according to results from the 2016 Presidential Pulse Poll commissioned by progressive grassroots organization Democracy for America. These results come amid a groundswell of activism from the Democratic party's more liberal wing, which has called for a contested 2016 primary and has often...
  • Rogue President

    11/21/2014 5:26:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens. He will order the U.S. government not to enforce the law against these 5 million, and declare that they are to be exempt from deportation and granted green cards. Where did Obama get his 4-5 million figure, not 2-4 million, or 5-7 million? Nowhere in law, but plucked out of his own mind, as to what he can get away with. Barack Obama just felt it was about right. Thus does...
  • Obama Raises Stakes On Immigration In Vegas Rally ["This Is About Who We Are"]

    11/21/2014 5:20:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 21, 2014 | MARY BRUCE and CHRIS GOOD
    Obama Raises Stakes On Immigration In Vegas Rally LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Nov 21, 2014 By MARY BRUCE and CHRIS GOOD PHOTO: President Barack Obama speaks about immigration Nov. 21, 2014, at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. Pitching his immigration plan directly to the American people, President Obama told a rowdy crowd today that what he’s offering is a "common sense" first step to fixing a "broken system." "Our immigration system has been broken for a very long time, and everybody knows it," Obama said. "It's not amnesty," Obama said of his plan to shield up to 5...
  • 80-year-old man says police beat him

    11/21/2014 5:18:06 PM PST · by Altariel · 15 replies
    KCTV 5 (Kansas City) ^ | November 14, 2014 | Laura McCallister
    LONE JACK, MO (KCTV) - A Lone Jack grandfather says he fears for his life after a run in with police. Bill Swan was on his tractor when he took issue with a utility crew trying to dig on his property. His family says that before long the Lone Jack police arrived and Swan was left bloodied and more from being yanked off the tractor. "I'm afraid for us to even drive out of our driveway or to get on the street. I don't know what they will do," Libby Swan, Bill's wife, said. Libby Swan hasn't asked her husband...
  • John Kerry Stays In Vienna In Bid To Hammer Out Iran Nuclear Deal

    11/21/2014 5:10:31 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | November 21, 2014 | Julian Borger
    John Kerry Stays In Vienna In Bid To Hammer Out Iran Nuclear Deal Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif also cancels flights Four days of negotiations had failed to bring breakthrough US secretary of state John Kerry leaves a meeting in Vienna on Friday. Julian Borger 21 November 2014 The US secretary of state, John Kerry, and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, cancelled flights on Friday and held unscheduled late-night talks in an attempt to break the deadlock on Iran’s nuclear program. Zarif had planned to fly back to Iran from Vienna to consult leaders in Tehran on the next...
  • My Holiday Wishes for Obama (What an excellent list)

    11/21/2014 5:08:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It's almost Thanksgiving and the Christmas season is upon us. Many of us are already shopping for holiday gifts. So that inspired me to think up a holiday gift list that I hope and pray Obama receives for Christmas! Here are 15 perfect holiday gifts for Obama. *Obama's Secret Service disarmed- since he doesn't think rest of us need guns for protection. *Remove the fence around the White House- since Obama doesn't think we need a fence at our Southern border. *A Christmas dinner at White House prepared and served by illegal immigrants who just arrived from the Ebola Zone-...
  • Shocking moment teacher DRAGGED girl, 14, across floor and into pool after...

    11/21/2014 5:07:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    MailOnline ^ | , 21 November 2014 | Jill Reilly for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Shocking moment teacher DRAGGED girl, 14, across floor and into pool after she refused to swim because she'd just had her hair done A video has been released capturing the shocking moment a gym teacher dragged a 14-year-old girl to a pool after she refused to swim because she didn't want to ruin her hair. Denny Peterson, who worked at Edison High School in Stockton, California, is now facing a charge of corporal injury to a child. The incident took place in August after the girl refused to get in the pool because her hair was done that...
  • UKIP Is Better but Is No Solution

    11/21/2014 5:06:17 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 2 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Yesterday the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has gained its second seat in Britain's House of Commons, the lower House of Parliament, with Mark Reckless elected in the Rochester and Strood constituency, in Kent. The victory was obtained through a comfortable, though not dramatic, majority of 2,930 votes over the Conservative runner-up Kelly Tolhurst, a majority which many say may easily be lost again at the May 2015 general election for the UK Parliament. This, and especially UKIP's first Member of Parliament, Douglas Carswell, elected on 9 October 2014 in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, with a landslide of 60% of the vote,...
  • Meet "Normal Barbie": She Now Has Added Cellulite, Stretch Marks And Acne

    11/21/2014 5:01:53 PM PST · by zeestephen · 32 replies
    komonews.com ^ | 21 November 2014
    A sticker pack that comes with the doll allows kids to apply all the sorts of skin imperfections that real people have [like warts and tattoos], teaching kids that they don't have to aspire to or value the unrealistic body images promoted by Barbie or Ken dolls.
  • Sorry, President Obama: Scripture Doesn’t Support Amnesty

    11/21/2014 4:58:20 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 21, 2014 | D.C. McAlister
    Sorry, President Obama: Scripture Doesn’t Support Amnesty So President Obama is quoting Scripture to make his case for amnesty. I just knew the separation-of-church-and-state crowd would be up in arms today with shouts of protest—wait, there aren’t any. No scathing posts. No statement from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Oh, right, this is a Democratic president, so it’s okay. His reference to Exodus 22:1 and 23:9 is perfectly acceptable. But like most politicians who pillage the Bible for their own purposes, Obama plucked verses out of context. “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt”...
  • Have an HDTV? Use this neat trick to unlock better picture quality

    11/21/2014 4:56:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    Komando.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Kim Komando
    ... Calibrating your HDTV doesn't have to cost as much as the TV itself. A calibration disc is a thrifty way to get professional-grade results for less. What's a calibration disc? It's a disc that holds information for tweaking your HDTV's color and brightness levels. You don't have to buy a calibration disc, though - you can make your own with a free download from AVS. Not only is it free, it comes with a support staff in AVS's knowledgeable forum ...
  • Union Solidarity to Save the Postal Service

    11/21/2014 4:53:36 PM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | November 21, 2014 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time or sent to others using government equipment, because it suggests action to be taken in support or against legislation. Do not use your government email address or government phone in contacting your Member of Congress.AFGE activists braved the cold to stand in solidarity with postal workers in their attempt to roll back a plan to dismantle the U.S. Postal Service.It was just one of the many rallies across the country where workers and activists came together for a National Day of Action to fight against devastating cuts in...
  • Yes... Ezra Klein is Still an Idiot

    11/21/2014 4:50:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | John Ransom
    Ezra Klein has a new raison d'ętre. He wants to get the politics out of everything. Yes, the guy who set up a website to coordinate the attacks on Sarah Palin in 2008; the guy who used his blog on the Washington Post to argue many false arguments on behalf of Obama, including all the stuff he got wrong on Obamacare; the guy who cemented the Post’s place as the largely irrelevant, largely laughable post-internet dinosaur and press office for Democrat policies, says that everything has become politicized. And he deplores it. He quotes a report from Stanford:"Partisans discriminate against...
  • Michigan Chamber CEO Blasts Film Subsidies as a 'Boondoggle'

    11/21/2014 4:49:38 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/20/2014 | Jack Spencer
    The House Commerce Committee has approved legislation to extend Michigan’s film incentive subsidy program indefinitely. Senate Bill 1103 was advanced Wednesday on a 10-7 vote as four Republican committee members joined six Democrats in support of the measure. The bill now goes to the full House, where a vote is expected soon. The Republicans who voted yes were: committee chair Rep. Frank Foster, R-Pellston; Rep. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City; Rep. Dale Zorn, R-Ida; and Rep. Gail Haines, R- Waterford. Rep. Foster lost his GOP primary re-election bid in August and Rep. Haines is term limited, so neither will be back...
  • Fighting Obama's Immigration Action - What Can Red States Do?

    11/21/2014 4:42:00 PM PST · by zencycler · 18 replies
    self | 11/21/2004 | self
    Everyone's talking about what Congress might be able to do to fight Obama's recent executive order, but I was wondering whether any of the Red states could do something at the state level. For example, Hawaii's used to have a residency requirement for anyone who wanted to work in that state, which got thrown out because it put an unconstitutional restraint on the right of citizens to freely travel between the states. But such protection is not afforded to non-citizens. So how about a residency requirement that said only those who were qualified to work in the country - under...
  • How the Obama immigration policy will affect black unemployment

    11/21/2014 4:40:49 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Facebook ^ | November 20, 2014 | Calvin D. King
    I get a lot of flack from people regarding my lack of regard for El Presidente Obama. Some of it is good natured ribbing. Some of it is downright nasty. I actually hate that I couldn't be a part of the euphoria that was the First Blackish President. I have no allegiance to White America, Black America or any other hyphenated class or socioeconomic status. I am conservative minded but I am no Republican. I just know enough history, enough policy, and enough reality to not be pulled into the fold. So now we are faced with immigration. Those on...
  • Attorney: L.A. schools pay 'largest' public settlement for child abuse at $139 million

    11/21/2014 4:38:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | 11-21-14 | http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/21/us/los-angeles-student-lewd-abuse-settlement/index.html
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- The Los Angeles public school district will pay more than $139.2 million to the families of 81 children allegedly abused by an elementary teacher now serving a prison sentence for lewd conduct, officials said Friday. John Manly, one of the plaintiffs' attorney, called the amount "the largest settlement in the history of the United States against a public entity involving child abuse." The settlement comes after the district earlier paid $30 million to settle 63 other students' claims alleging they were victims of sexually lewd acts by Mark Berndt of Miramonte Elementary. A teacher for 30...
  • DHS: Visitors from three Ebola-stricken West African countries can stay in US for 18 months

    11/21/2014 4:36:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2014
    The Obama administration says people in the United States whose home countries are ravaged by Ebola can stay in America. The decision by the Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary status to about 8,000 people currently living in the U.S. The move, first reported by Reuters, was designed to protect people from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone from being deported back to areas experiencing disaster conditions. The temporary stay currently has an 18-month ceiling on it. However, after that time, DHS will assess whether the protection should be extended. In order to receive protected status, residents from the three...
  • Stairway to Safety - Climbing to the top of a 1700 foot tall tower to change a light bulb

    11/21/2014 4:33:15 PM PST · by kingattax · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 19, 2013 | Todd Horning
    We made this video for all of the climbers in the tower industry who believe in safety. Nick Bassarab and Todd Horning from Safety One Training Inc. climb to the top of a 1700 foot tall tower to change a couple light bulbs while using 100% attachment the whole time. www.safetyoneinc.com for more information on safe climbing and work at height practices.
  • Judge Napolitano: Impeachment Is The Only “Legal Remedy” To President Obama’s Executive Amnesty

    11/21/2014 4:28:57 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 57 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 11/21/2014 | Tom Sullivan
    If President Obama grants executive amnesty to an unknown millions of Americans, there’s only one way Republicans can stop him — impeachment. On Thursday’s show, the Judge told FOX News Radio’s Tom Sullivan why the President may have to resort to such extreme measures. He says, while Presidents do have right to practice prosecutorial discretion when it comes to immigration, Obama’s proposed actions risk nullifying the law altogether. And that’s going too far.
  • Blue Blood Democrats vs. Red-Blooded Americans

    11/21/2014 4:28:32 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 9 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/21/2014 | Loud Mime
    Back in the Reagan days the Republicans were the BLUE Party; the Democrats were the RED Party. Somebody changed it after Reagan left politics; the switcharoo has been attributed to Tim Russert. At the time I didn't like it, but, judging from today's politics, it may have been a good move. The Democrats are acting like the typical blue-bloods of history. Those were the elitists who made their own laws and own law enforcement system. They, as an aristocracy, kept a safe distance between their own properties and lives and those of the common man. This is what we have...
  • Ben Carson tries to get right on gun rights

    11/21/2014 4:28:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    If we had any doubts that Ben Carson was running for president, I’m pretty sure they can be laid to rest now. A person who planned on either continuing their work as a neurosurgeon, going into the ministry or just retiring wouldn’t be hosting a conference call ahead of a trip to Iowa to assure everyone that he’s on board with Second Amendment rights. The confusion and accusations arose from a 2013 interview that Carson did with Glenn Beck where he was asked about who should be able to own a semi-automatic rifle. “It depends on where you live,” Carson...
  • BOMBSHELL: Investigators Say They Have Recovered Lois Lerner’s ‘Missing’ Emails

    11/21/2014 4:25:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    TPNN ^ | November 21, 2014 | Greg Campbell
    On Friday, the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) reported to several Congressional committees that many of the allegedly “missing” emails to and from former IRS official Lois Lerner have been recovered.Lois Lerner remains at the heart of the IRS scandal for her having overseen the IRS’ tax-exempt division that designated nonprofit statuses. Between the approximate years of 2010 to 2013, Lerner’s division harassed and suppressed the political activities of blossoming Tea Party and conservative nonprofit groups that sought to make a difference. The IRS spent years denying nonprofit statuses for conservative nonprofits while allowing left-leaning nonprofits no...
  • An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

    11/21/2014 4:21:06 PM PST · by wtd · 2 replies
    NPR ^ | November 21, 2014 4:49 PM ET | Nurith Aizenman
    NPR: An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds "Sierra Leone's government set up the Hastings Ebola Treatment Center in some classrooms at a former police training academy. When we visit the facility, it's payday, and the workers who are lined up to get their wages seem particularly animated. But the lively atmosphere also reflects the broader mood here. In the midst of a lot of bad news about Ebola — a surge of new infections, and way more patients than space to treat them — the workers at this facility feel like they're finally...