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  • Dinesh D'Souza Is Planning His Prison Memoir

    09/16/2014 6:31:37 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic
    The New Republic ^ | September 16, 2014 | Sam Tanenhaus
    On September 23, Dinesh D’Souza will appear before a federal judge in Manhattan to learn whether he will do jail time for violating campaign-finance law. (He pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of funneling $20,000 to a friend’s Senate campaign via straw donors.) It will be the latest turn in a remarkable life that has embodied—perhaps more than any other—the passions and commitments of the modern conservative movement. D’Souza leapt to prominence during his student days as editor of The Dartmouth Review, then emerging as a first-read for pro-Reagan provocation. Those were heady times for the youth corps of...
  • ISIS supporters urged to attack Times Square with pipe bombs

    09/16/2014 6:29:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/16/2014 | Bruce Golding and Erin Calabrese
    Supporters of the Islamic State terror group are being urged to attack Times Square and other popular American tourist attractions with easily assembled homemade bombs, according to a disturbing report Tuesday. A message posted on an ISIS Web forum lists widely available ingredients needed to build a pipe bomb, and includes photos showing how to combine them into a deadly explosive device, Vocativ reported. The Arabic-language message cites Times Square — the scene of a failed car-bomb attack in 2010 by al Qaeda sympathizer Faisal Shahzad — and the Las Vegas Strip as prime targets, but also suggests striking sites...
  • Romney will run, top Wall Street backer predicts: ‘I think he’s going to do it’ (If Jeb doesn't)

    09/16/2014 6:28:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    One of Mitt Romney’s biggest Wall Street backers predicted Monday that the former presidential candidate would run again in 2016 under certain conditions. SkyBridge Capital’s Anthony Scaramucci said the former Massachusetts governor would run in 2016 if GOP favorites such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush decline to run. “I don’t think he’s 100 percent made the decision,” Mr. Scaramucci said in an interview with Fox Business. “But a couple of factors could happen: If Governor Jeb Bush drops out or declares that he’s not going to run, I think that puts Governor Romney in… position.” Mr. Scaramucci, who served...
  • Muslim Brotherhood cleric declares his support for the Islamic State

    09/16/2014 6:27:36 PM PDT · by Rusty0604
    Jihad Watch ^ | 09/16/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Wagdy Ghoneim, just expelled from Qatar along with other Muslim Brotherhood leaders, used to live in the United States. He served as imam at the Islamic Institute of Orange County, California in the early 2000Â’s, and raised funds for Hamas-linked Muslim charity KindHearts. How many people are still in the United States today who learned about Islam from Wagdy Ghoneim? And why doesnÂ’t this Muslim cleric, who has dedicated his life to understanding and teaching the QurÂ’an and Sunnah, see what Barack Obama and David Cameron and Tony Abbott and so many other non-Muslims see so clearly, that the Islamic...
  • Dallas Bar Bans NFL To Protest League’s Domestic Abuse Stance

    09/16/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    KTVT CBS 11 Dallas / Fort Worth ^ | September 16, 2014 | Austin York
    A Dallas bar owner is taking a stand against the NFL, pledging not to show any games this season in response to the league’s recent domestic abuse incidents. Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill in far north Dallas announced the decision on Facebook on Monday:
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 16, 2014 [Devotional]

    09/16/2014 6:25:38 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 9/16/14 | Joel Osteen
    When the Intensity Gets Turned Up Today's Scripture “Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather and deliver us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.” (1 Chronicles 16:35, ESV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Whenever life gets difficult and it seems like the intensity has been turned up, that’s a sign you are closer to your victory. When those lies are bombarding your mind, when you’re tempted to get discouraged or feel like throwing in the towel, that’s not the time to back down. That’s...
  • Belgian Synagogue Set on Fire in 'Criminal' Attack

    09/16/2014 6:25:08 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/16/2014 | Ari Soffer
    A fire broke out in a synagogue in the Belgian capitals of Brussels Tuesday, in what appears to be a "criminal" act, according to reports. Belgian daily La Derničre Heure said that several people broke into synagogue, which is located in the predominantly Muslim neighborhood of Anderlecht, and ignited several fires on the fourth floor of the building. The wife and two children of the synagogue's caretaker suffered slight smoke inhalation in the fire on the top floor of the building, where they lived, said Laurens Dumont, a spokesman for the city prosecutor. The caretaker was absent at the time....
  • Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

    09/16/2014 6:22:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    yahoo/reuters ^ | 9-16-14 | jeff Mason and James Harding Giahyue
    It also calls for building 17 treatment centres with 100 beds each; placing U.S. Public Health Service personnel in new field hospitals in Liberia; training thousands of healthcare workers for six months or longer; and creating an "air bridge" to get health workers and medical supplies into West Africa more quickly. Obama said that if the outbreak is not stopped now, hundreds of thousands of people may become infected, "with profound political and economic and security implications for all of us." "This is an epidemic that is not just a threat to regional security. It’s a potential threat to global...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 16, 2014]

    09/16/2014 6:22:12 PM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    Praying to God in Secret " hen you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place . . . —Matthew 6:6 " The primary thought in the area of religion is— keep your eyes on God, not on people. Your motivation should not be the desire to be known as a praying person. Find an inner room in which to pray where no one even knows you are praying, shut the door, and talk to God in secret. Have no motivation other than to know...
  • Welfare Sign-ups Beat Job Creation 2-to-1 in Illinois

    09/16/2014 6:21:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    For every job created in the state of Illinois, two people sign-up for food stamps—not exactly an encouraging statistic. The state ranked ‘dead last’ across America for job growth in 2014, according to the Illinois Policy.Not only is the economically-challenged state failing to create positions in the private sector, it actually lost nearly 6,000 jobs between January and July of this year. Since the financial crisis of 2008, Illinois has almost 300,000 fewer workers:  The pace at which Illinois has been creating jobs is simply not good enough for Illinois families, and policy mistakes, such as the historic 2011 tax hikes,...
  • Rihanna F-Bombs CBS for Yanking Her Song From Thursday Night Football Opener

    09/16/2014 6:20:13 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Boston.com ^ | September 16, 2014 9:43 AM | Steve Silva
    Rihanna has responded, and so has CBS. The uber-popular singer took to Twitter Tuesday morning to take a hard shot at CBS for wanting to run the Rihanna/Jay Z Thursday Night Football opener this week after pulling the segment from last week's premiere. She tweeted: "CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, F*** you! Y'all are sad for penalizing me for this." Well, now CBS is "moving in a different direction." After the Rihanna tweets went viral, CBS responded by issuing a statement saying it was permanently editing a song...
  • Irish Muslim convert defends execution of aid worker David Haines

    09/16/2014 6:19:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Irish Mirror ^ | 9/16/2014 | James Ward
    An Irish Muslim convert with links to Islamic terror organisations has defended the execution of aid worker David Haines. Shortly after news of the killing broke on Saturday, former nurse Khalid Kelly tweeted: “Lets be clear any1 nonmuslim in muslim land if they have no permission 2 b there from khalifa they wil b treated as spy & may lose their head. “The blood of this latest hostage is on UK leaders’ hands they cud have saved him they chose not 2 & so the killing will continue until u stop.” In a series of sickening tweets Kelly also claimed...
  • DML 2016?

    09/16/2014 6:13:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    The question posed to Dennis Michael Lynch was simple enough: “What will you do to bring back America as a cohesive unit?” Explaining that she does minority outreach for the GOP, the woman who asked the question continued: “My cousin and his crony, the president of the United States, my cousin is Eric Holder.” Before she could finish her thought, the room erupted in laughter and Lynch jokingly interjected, “Are you lying to me?” Despite the lighthearted twist her question had taken, it was a serious one—every issue these days turns into a race issue, and she wanted to know what...
  • Fishwrap: Approve of “gay” sex or risk a shrinking, irrelevant Church.

    09/16/2014 6:10:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 9/16/2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I think we are going to see the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) lurch even farther to the left, even deeper into angry dissent now that they have to cope with and distinguish themselves with Crux.I suspect Crux will wind up doing a better job of what Fishwrap has been doing.Here is an example of angry edginess from Fishwrap. This ought bring in those readers!Brian Cahill has a peevish piece in which he makes the claim that … The Catholic church is on track to become a shrinking cult Oh no! What will save us from this dire fate? Fishwap...
  • Satanic Temple Distributes Coloring Activity Books In Florida Schools

    09/16/2014 6:05:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | 9/16/2014
    The Satanic Temple responded to a Florida school board and judge decision allowing the dissemination of religious materials in public schools by distributing its own Satanic literature to Orange County classrooms. “In response to a recent School Board decision in Orange County, Florida that allows for the dissemination of religious materials in public schools, The Satanic Temple will be distributing educational religious material to students,” reads a statement from the group. The Satanic Temple (TST) describes itself as a group that, “facilitates the communication and mobilization of politically aware Satanists, secularists, and advocates for individual liberty.” Earlier this month, a...
  • NASA Awards Boeing, SpaceX $6.8B USD to Launch Astronauts to ISS by 2017

    09/16/2014 6:05:26 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer
    Daily Tech ^ | 9/16/2014 | Jason Mick
    The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Tuesday announced a major effort dubbed "Launch America", which aims to offer a private partnership to replace the retired Space Shuttle by 2017. Leaked hours before, NASA's awards target two top commerical ventures locked in a heated race to restore America's launch capabilities. Ever since the Space Shuttle was retired in mid-2011, NASA has been exploring private sector alternatives under its Commercial Crew Vehicle (CCV) program. Unfortunately, the CCV has been stymied by budget cuts and lack of established entrants. These cuts in late 2011 pushed the targeted launch window for...
  • Texas gun shop defends sign about beheading Obama family

    09/16/2014 6:01:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/14/2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    A popular Houston-area gun shop that has made national headlines for its controversial signs is defending its latest statement that asks what it will take for President Obama to enact change. “Does one of Obama’s family members have to be beheaded for ‘change’ to happen?” reads the marquee outside Tactical Firearms, in Katy, Texas. CEO Jeremy Alcede said it’s a fair question in the wake of two American journalists being beheaded by Islamic State militants, CBS-affiliated KHOU reported. “I look and see what’s going on throughout the week, realize what’s an issue, what needs to be fixed, and if I...
  • Duck Dynasty' Star Wows 'Dancing' Judges

    09/16/2014 6:00:11 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 9 replies
    Sadie Robertson born June 17, 1997 is a reality television star on the A&E show Duck Dynasty. She is the granddaughter of Phil Robertson, founder of Duck Commander. Her parents are Korie Howard Robertson and Willie Robertson, the company's current CEO. She is the younger sister of John Luke Robertson. She was announced as one of the celebrities that will compete on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars.(video)
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Roadside Cafe Oracle Quiz - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    09/16/2014 5:59:57 PM PDT · by LUV W · 36 replies
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  • Climate Summit: European Union surprised Tony Abbott will not attend high level climate talks

    09/16/2014 5:57:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9-16-14 | Jake Sturmer
    The European Union's climate chief says it is a pity Prime Minister Tony Abbott will not attend a major UN climate meeting in New York next week. World leaders including US president Barack Obama and UK prime minister David Cameron will attend the UN secretary-general's Climate Summit on September 23. Mr Abbott will not be attending, despite the fact that he is due to attend a UN Security Council meeting in New York the next day. EU commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard said it came as a surprise. "It is, of course, I think, a pity that not everyone...
  • Obama's '97 Percent' Climate Consensus: Debunked, Demolished, Staked through the heart

    09/16/2014 5:49:32 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9-8-14 | James Delingpole
    "Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous." Remember that statement, a while back, from some bloke on Twitter? What we now know with more than 97 per cent certainty that this guy - or whoever is in charge of running his Twitter account - is either wilfully dishonest or woefully ill-informed. The "97 per cent" claim is an utter nonsense. This report released today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation explains exactly why. First, that word "dangerous". This is a concept that was never mentioned in the study responsible for that 97 per cent claim....
  • Judge rebukes ATF over treatment of agent who infiltrated Hells Angels

    09/16/2014 5:45:04 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16 September 2014 | http://www.foxnews.com/archive/william-jeunesse
    excert.. By William La Jeunesse, Laura PrabuckiPublished September 16, 2014 A federal judge on Tuesday gave another black eye to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, issuing a scathing rebuke of the agency's handling of the career and security of one of its own -- celebrated undercover agent Jay Dobyns, who infiltrated the notorious Hells Angels. After a costly six-year legal battle, Judge Francis Allegra, with the federal claims court in Washington, D.C., chastised the ATF for failing to adequately protect Dobyns and his family from the gang.
  • New 'Novorossiya' General Korsun Vows to Install Harsh Soviet-like System

    09/16/2014 5:37:53 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 13 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | 9/16/2014
    New 'Novorossiya' General Korsun Vows to Install Harsh Soviet-like System 23:31 (GMT) snip.. The new "United Army of Novorossiya" Gen. Korsun recently gave an interview to a local news site, news-portal.dn.ua from which we get a definite impression of a determined hardliner. snip Asked to be more specific on plans for the industrial rebirth of the Donbass, the general said exports would go to Russia. He said Novorossiya would be run as a socialist system. "Despite Western propaganda, there is nothing bad in socialism. Moreover, the most advertised Western countries are proud precisely of their social orientation. Sweden, Switzerland, and...
  • The War on Poverty After 50 Years (has cost tax payers to date $22 Trillion)

    09/16/2014 5:25:39 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 32 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | September 15 ,2014 | Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield
    This week, the U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release its annual poverty report. The report will be notable because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. In his January 1964 State of the Union address, Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.”[1] Since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all military wars in...
  • Mass Etiquette: 20 Things To Do And Not Do In Mass {Catholic Caucus}

    09/16/2014 5:21:54 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 43 replies
    1. Fast before Mass. It is Church law that one fasts for at least 1 hour before receiving Holy Communion. Water and medicine can be consumed, of course. The purpose is to help us prepare to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. 2. No Food and Drink in Church. The exceptions would be a drink for small children, water for the priest or choir (if discreet) and water for those who are ill. Bringing a snack into church is not appropriate, because we want to set the church apart as a place of prayer and reflection. 3. Men take your hats...
  • Beer sponsor Anheuser-Busch reproaches NFL over domestic abuse

    Sept 16 (Reuters) - Anheuser-Busch publicly chastised the National Football League on Tuesday for its handling of domestic violence cases, making the NFL's official beer sponsor the first major advertiser to put pressure on America's most popular sports league. In a brief but strongly worded statement, Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser and NFL official beer Bud Light, said it was "disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season. "We are not yet satisfied with the league's handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code."
  • Biggest Climate Change Demonstration Ever? (biggest BARF ALERT ever)

    09/16/2014 5:08:03 PM PDT · by samtheman · 24 replies
    http://www.motherjones.com ^ | Sep 16, 2014 | By Bill McKibben, Eddie Bautista, and La Tonya Crisp-Sauray
    On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the largest political protests in many years in New York. More than 1,000 groups are coordinating the march—environmental justice groups, faith groups, labor groups—which means there's no one policy ask. Instead, it's designed to serve as a loud and pointed reminder to our leaders, gathering that week at the United Nations to discuss global warming, that the next great movement of the planet's citizens centers on our survival and...
  • Teacher group: Math is ‘the domain of old, white men’

    09/16/2014 5:02:58 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 114 replies
    EAG ^ | 9/12/2014
    According to a Teach for America website, culturally responsive teaching in math is important because “math has traditionally been seen as the domain of old, White men.” white privilege and prejudiceAs reported earlier this week, Teach for America groups across the country are committing themselves to “culturally responsive teaching,” a radical pedagogy used by communist Bill Ayers and other blatant anti-American indoctrinators. The site, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Teach for America, says that because math is seen as a domain for old, white men, many students cannot identify with it. Therefore, educators should find ways to relate math to the lives...
  • Exile to Malta for Cardinal Burke

    09/16/2014 4:59:38 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 18 replies
    Chiesa news ^ | 9/17/14 | Sandro Magister
    Vatican Diary / Exile to Malta for Cardinal Burke As the impeccable prefect of the supreme tribunal of the apostolic signatura, he is on the verge of being demoted to the purely honorary role of “patron” of an order of knighthood. At the behest of Pope Francis by Sandro Magister VATICAN CITY, September 17, 2014 – The “revolution” of Pope Francis in ecclesiastical governance is not losing its driving thrust. And so, as happens in every self-respecting revolution, the heads continue to roll for churchmen seen as deserving this metaphorical guillotine. In his first months as bishop of Rome, pope...
  • The Seriously Nasty Party: With one day to go, damning evidence of the bullying intimidation…

    09/16/2014 4:54:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:59 EST, 16 September 2014 | John Stevens
    The dark side of the campaign for Scottish independence can be laid bare today. In a string of sinister incidents, separatists have used bullying and intimidation to cow their rivals. Pro-union voters have endured stone-throwing, been called traitors and faced threats that their houses will be torched. Many are now said to be too scared to show their support for fear of reprisals that might follow a defeat for the nationalists in tomorrow’s vote. …
  • Pre-Synodal Reconnaissance

    09/16/2014 4:53:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Harvesting the Fruit of the Vatican II ^ | September 16, 2014 | Louie Verrecchio
    As most readers know by now, Pope Francis witnessed the marriage of some twenty couples in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, September 14th. As Cardinal Dolan might say, Good for them! Bravo! (No, wait… these were heterosexual couples. Never mind.) In any case, like so many other things involving His Humbleness, there’s more to the story. According to a statement issued by the Diocese of Rome in the days leading up to the event, among those getting married that day were couples “who are already cohabitating; who already have children…” (NOTE: These people didn’t just happen to fall into a...
  • Angola Prison Rodeo tickets on sale for 50th year; opens every Sunday in October

    09/16/2014 4:27:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/16/14 | Chelsea Brasted
    Tickets are now on sale for the return of the Angola Prison Rodeo, which celebrates 50 years of sending its prisoners out into an arena spotlight to ride bulls, play "convict poker" and tame bucking broncos. Only the most well-behaved inmates have the opportunity to either attend or take part in the biannual rodeo, which is open to the public every April and October.
  • Ferguson Rapper Tef Poe: Barack Obama Has Forsaken Us, But We Will Not Stop Fighting Injustice

    09/16/2014 4:24:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 16, 2014 | Kareem Jackson @TefPoe
    They cannot kill us all. They can not throw us all in jail. We want justice for Michael Brown and every victim of police brutality. We’re now a month out from the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, and a month away from when a grand jury is likely to decide whether or not to indict him. Yet we still have no answers and no respect in the state of Missouri. In Saint Louis County, the police have a history of racial profiling and abusing the power of the shield. Racial profiling in North County has...
  • Politico Absurdly Avoids Attkisson Bombshell in Hillary Benghazi Story

    09/16/2014 4:21:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 16, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine the absurdity of reporting on supporters of Richard Nixon during the Watergate hearings with no mention of the White House Plumbers who performed the break-in at the complex. Such is the case now with Politico reporting on groups of Hillary Clinton supporters who will be defending her during the Congressional Benghazi hearings which makes absolutely no mention of the Sharyl Attkisson's report about how Hillary's aides at the State Department scrubbed the Benghazi documents of possibly incriminating information. To get an idea how ridiculous it is for Politico to avoid the Benghazi elephant in the room, let us first...
  • Building Legacy Obama Reshapes Appellate Bench

    09/16/2014 4:19:13 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/16/2014 | Jeremy Peter
    WASHINGTON — Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Obama’s legacy. For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents. The Democrats’ advantage has only grown since late last year when they stripped Republicans of their ability to filibuster the president’s nominees. Democratic appointees who hear cases full time now hold a majority of seats on nine of the 13 United States Courts of Appeals. When Mr. Obama took...
  • Holder presses delay on Fast and Furious documents

    09/16/2014 4:17:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 Sep 2014 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Attorney General Eric Holder is again asking a federal court to delay the transfer of disputed documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious to a House committee. In a new court filing Monday night, Justice Department lawyers asked U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson not to require Holder to turn over any of the roughly 64,000 pages of documents to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee until after her rulings can be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "The Department respectfully submits that it would be preferable for the parties, this Court, and...
  • Brown's Final Nail In Prop. 187 Is Really A Blow To California's Voters

    09/16/2014 4:07:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Immigration: California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a repeal of 1994's overturned Prop. 187, calling it a law that "has no place on the state's books." What do you call a man who claims voters' choices have no place in government? In most places out there, the name would be "tyrant," even if the word seems a bit fancy for the increasingly unpopular Gov. Brown. Because the hard fact remains that in 1994, millions of California's voters, by a margin of 59% to 41%, voted in favor of denying "free" welfare, education and other benefits to illegal immigrants on the clear...
  • Parents of woman slain in Colorado cinema massacre sue ammo supplier

    09/16/2014 4:02:32 PM PDT · by South40 · 45 replies
    Reuters (Yahoo) ^ | September 16, 2014 | Keith Coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) - The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shooting rampage filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against four companies that sold the accused gunman James Holmes ammunition, body armor and other gear used in the massacre. Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, the parents of Jessica Ghawi, say the retailers including BulkAmmo.com, which sold Holmes more than 4,300 rounds of ammunition, were negligent when they sold the items to "a patently dangerous homicidal man." Ghawi, a 24-year-old aspiring sports broadcaster, was one of 12 people killed in July 2012 when Holmes opened fire inside a suburban Denver theater...
  • Middle School Bans Teen’s “Virginity Rocks” T-Shirt

    09/16/2014 4:00:23 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/16/14 | Steven Ertelt
    An Arkansas middle school is under fire for banning a student’s t-shirt which reads “Virginity Rocks.”Although 13-year-old Cloe Rubiano is saving herself for marriage, school officials are unhappy she is sharing that message with students at Ramay Junior High. Rubiano purchased the shirt at a Christian festival to display her pro-life values. The shirt says “Virginity Rocks” on the front, and “I’m loving my husband and I haven’t even met him” on the back.However, when she wore the shirt to school, officials banned the shirt and made her wear a school-issued gym shirt instead, saying the shirt might lead to...
  • College Students Sign Petition To Support ISIS… On 9/11

    09/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 15, 2014 | The Daily Caller
    <p>Multiple college students signed a petition to support the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week.</p> <p>Media Research Center TV reporter Dan Joseph went to the campus of George Washington University on Thursday, Sept. 11, and collected a dozen signatures from students on a petition to President Barack Obama to not only stop bombing ISIS, but also actively support the terrorist group. ISIS has beheaded two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.</p>
  • Few Americans Want More Gov't Regulation of Business [Gallup Poll: Republicans Ignoring the Issue]]

    09/16/2014 3:56:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Gallup ^ | 9/15/14 | Frank Newport
    About half say there is too much regulation; 22% say there is too little .....From 2003 through the remainder of the George W. Bush administration, however, these attitudes settled into a pattern in which Americans were more likely to say there was too much rather than too little government regulation of business. After Barack Obama took office in 2009, the percentage saying "too much" regulation rose into the high 40s, including a reading of 50% in 2011, and has remained at these relatively high levels since. Less than a quarter of Americans have perceived in the last two years that...
  • How To Get a Family of Four Prepped–In The Quickest and Easiest Way Possible (Shortened)

    09/16/2014 3:55:50 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 32 replies
    The Survivalist Blog ^ | 9/10/14 | M.D. Creekmore
    This morning as I was trying to catch up on my email (I get a massive amount of email each month, last month over 3,000), I opened a great one from John W. In a nutshell John, is new to prepping and hasn’t really done anything prep-wise yet, but he has been thinking and making plans. John said that he has his home on two acres paid-off, and that he has a job and works to support his wife and two children (one 6 and the other 9 years old). He said that he knows from all of the news...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: BOGOMILES, 09-16-14

    09/16/2014 3:55:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 09-16-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:BOGOMILES A dualist, heretical sect and branch of the Catharists. Originally they taught in Bulgaria, in the first half of the tenth century, but in time their influence spread through Asia Minor and the Balkans. Eventually they merged with Islam. They believed in a superior God, the Father, whose son Satanaël revolted and was driven from heaven. Satanaël created the world and Adam, but since the Father gave Adam his soul, man belongs to God as well as Satan. The latter seduced Eve and was punished by being deprived of creative power, yet entrusted with the...
  • OK OK .. Who's gonna win America's Got Talent competition?

    09/16/2014 3:48:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    AGT 2014 ^ | 9/16/14 | Vanity
    I would pay to see a good animal act or a decent comedian. Acrobats and contortionists,, Maybe. Magicians and singers,, watch your money disappear And then cry at the end of the song. Nyaaah. Raw talent is what it is all about. I miss Scooby already.
  • Democrats now have a 51 percent chance of holding the Senate

    Democrats are now (very slightly) favored to hold the Senate majority on Nov. 4, according to Election Lab, The Post's statistical model of the 2014 midterm elections. Election Lab puts Democrats' chances of retaining their majority at 51 percent — a huge change from even a few months ago, when the model predicted that Republicans had a better than 80 percent chance of winning the six seats they need to take control. (Worth noting: When the model showed Republicans as overwhelming favorites, our model builders — led by George Washington University's John Sides — warned that the model could and...
  • Kremlin Hosts International Meeting of Pro-Family Leaders

    09/16/2014 3:40:22 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 24 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Kremlin Hosts International Meeting of Pro-Family Leaders and It is Accused by The Moscow Times of Throwing a Global Neo-Con Party By Julio Severo  In choosing conservative values and spearheading their defense in the United Nations, Russia represents hope for conservative fighters in a world increasingly corrupted by the Western debauchery of free sex, abortion imposition, comprehensive immoral sex education, population control, homosexual indoctrination via media and schools, participants of a forum agreed in September 10 in Moscow, Russia. Julio Severo and Don Feder in the Kremlin The Large Family and Future of Humanity Forum (LFFH Forum) opened inside the Kremlin, bringing together conservative politicians and activists from 45 countries,...
  • Maine Democrat Would Allow Illegal Immigrants to Continue to Receive Government Assistance

    09/16/2014 3:39:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | September 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud supports the position of allowing illegal immigrants to continue to receive welfare in Maine. Michaud, a U.S. congressman who has represented Maine’s 2nd district since 2003, is in line with state Senator Eloise Vitelli, who recently said illegal aliens are entitled to taxpayer-funded benefits.In June, Republican Governor of Maine Paul LePage issued a directive for local governments to stop providing welfare to illegal immigrants, or face having their state funding withdrawn.At the time Rep. Michaud said he agreed with cities like Portland, Maine, which vowed to defy the Governor’s order, and continue allowing illegal aliens...
  • How to protect your family from home invasion

    09/16/2014 3:36:55 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 102 replies
    Today.com (NBC News) ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jeff Rossen and Jovanna Billington
    Zeins also suggests keeping another item in your bedroom: "Buy a can of wasp hornet spray in the hardware store or the supermarket, keep it by your bedside or the floor," he said. "It's more powerful than police Mace. "The great part is, when you spray, it will go 20 to 25 feet," Zeins added. An intruder hit with the spray will be temporarily blinded. Please check your state and local laws on the legality of using these sprays for self-defense. Zeins has another tip: Sleep with all your bedroom doors open. You want your kids to hear what's going...
  • Opening Moscow's Bag of Political and Strategic Tricks

    09/16/2014 3:35:42 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans
    Jrnyquist.com ^ | 9 Sept 2014 | J.R. Nyquist
    Opening Moscow's Bag of Political and Strategic Tricks Commentary for 9 September 2014Political correctness was invented by Marxists to destroy Western society from inside…. And in Russia, there is no political correctness at all! The reason is that Marxists do not need to undermine the Russian society from the inside, because it is already Marxist. – Konstantin Preobrazhensky, “How the West Was Fooled by Vladimir Putin” In order to understand what is happening in Ukraine it's useful to consider Moscow's bag of political and strategic tricks. It is our failure to understand these tricks that causes us to misread Russian...
  • Staring into the Chasm of Zombie Thinking

    09/16/2014 3:34:20 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 9 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/16/14 | Steve Berman
    I woke up this morning and felt like I have a hangover.  My daily routine is to read the news and political blogs every morning.  I like to read well-written articles by smart people.  It’s too easy to just comb the web for trolls, incendiary dissenters, haters, or just Google “Nancy Pelosi” for her incoherent demented comment of the day (sometimes she has two).  Those stories make for good sharing—people like to be outraged, but I feel like it’s time to put on big boy pants. There’s a chasm separating rational-thinking people from zombies these days.  The zombies look like...