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  • A Senate of the States: September 6th, 1787

    12/18/2017 12:51:00 AM PST · by Jacquerie
    Article V Blog ^ | December 18th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Presidential Elections. Little over a week before the close of the federal convention, the senate was still responsible for appointing a president should no one obtain a majority, or if two with a majority had an equal number, of electoral votes. While their electoral college system minimized the possibility of “pre-bought” presidents, our Framers nonetheless cast a suspicious eye at the senate. The convention intended a ‘high-toned’ second branch to check the house, but had they gone too far? Their senate had the power to appoint the president, name his officers, appoint judges, make treaties and try impeachments. This constituted...
  • Restaurant’s ‘racist’ sign with man in blackface sparks outrage

    12/18/2017 12:25:39 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Alexandra Deabler
    A restaurant in Texas is defending itself against racism allegations after hanging a sign that uses a derogatory term for African Americans and depicts a blackface caricature. The sign, which features cartoonish blackface with “Coon Chicken Inn” printed on the grinning teeth, has made the rounds on social media with many calling it “racist” and “infuriating.” Cook’s Garage in Lubbock, TX, claims the controversial sign is “part of history,” according to Everything Lubbock. The restaurant, which reportedly features other vintage signs as part of the aesthetic, denied any racist intent in a now-deleted Facebook post. “Aunt Jemima, mammies, and lots...
  • Sen. James Lankford Says Anti-Trump Texts Don't Taint Entire Mueller Probe

    12/18/2017 12:17:37 AM PST · by OKSooner · 4 replies
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa ^ | 12-17-2017 | Face the Nation
    Oklahoma - Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Lankford says text messages critical of President Trump sent by senior FBI officials who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team won't "taint" the overall probe into Russian interference in the election. Transcript: Sen. James Lankford on "Face the Nation" "I don't think it taints the entire process. But it certainly taints that season of it. And it's something you should look at with any political investigation that he was on at the time. Again, we want our F.B.I. agents to be neutral and to be non-political," said Lankford on CBS News' "Face the...
  • Women’s March organizer accused of covering up sex abuse

    12/18/2017 12:16:48 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Max Jaeger
    Controversial Muslim activist and Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour bullied an underling to cover up sex-abuse allegations in her Brooklyn office, a report said. Asmi Fathelbab told blog The Daily Caller that a man repeatedly rubbed his crotch on her while she worked for the association under Sarsour in 2009. But when Fathelbab reported the abuse, Sarsour — a self-proclaimed feminist and co-founder of the Women’s March organization — fat-shamed the woman and threatened blacklist her from political jobs, the woman told the webiste. “She oversaw an environment unsafe and abusive to women,” said Fathelbab. “Women who put [Sarsour] on...
  • Will lawsuits delay Fayetteville Outer Loop/295?

    12/18/2017 12:12:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | December 5, 2017 | Paul Woolverton
    A Fayetteville lawyer said construction of the Outer Loop highway connecting Interstate 95 north and south of Fayetteville stands to be delayed because of recent rulings in long-running lawsuits between the N.C. Department of Transportation and numerous landowners throughout the state. The rulings, one in Cumberland County Superior Court and another by the state Court of Appeals, rejected attempts by the Department of Transportation to buy people’s land under eminent domain without first paying the owners for the years that they were restricted by law in how they could use their property. Each ruling, by coincidence, was issued Nov. 21....
  • An Alaskan Christmas Story

    12/18/2017 12:08:59 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 2 replies ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Americans need a good dose of Christmas. As a nation, we are desperately lost, emotionally broken, spiritually deprived and headed for the same fate our “unadoptable” Alaskan husky dog was before my husband and I welcomed her into our home. It’s been four years since we adopted Kenai, a skeletal ball of nerves wrapped in cinnamon colored fur with spotty white “socks.” Obviously abused, she had zero trust in humans and no confidence in herself. Animal control officers almost deemed her unadoptable. She was literally scared of her shadow, fearing door entryways and basically everything inside our home, including us....
  • Have the Liberal Grinches Stolen Christmas?

    12/17/2017 11:59:30 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Timothy Birdnow
    I went Christmas shopping yesterday and confirmed what my wife had been telling me – namely, that the stores and malls were largely empty. I went to one of the few remaining malls in the St. Louis area – the Galleria – and had no trouble parking and no waiting anywhere. It was hardly as crowded as a normal Saturday would be. Now, the Galleria has been one of the attack spots for Black Lives Matter, and I thought perhaps people were staying away for that reason. But my wife said all the stores have been empty, too. She hasn't...
  • A Time for War: Deep State's Strike and Trump's Counter-Strike

    12/17/2017 11:44:47 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | David Prentice
    The history of war is filled with examples of effective strikes that were surprise attacks. George Washington crossing the Delaware River to rout the Hessians on Christmas night is one example. No one expected it. D-Day itself was a huge surprise. Hitler was looking at other areas while the allies stormed Normandy. One of the world's famous books is The Art of War by Sun Tzu. It summarizes stealth and what is necessary to win wars. "All warfare is based on deception." "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles."...
  • Why I Quit Teaching

    12/17/2017 11:38:44 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | David Solway
    Some years back, I decided I had to quit the teaching profession to which I had dedicated half my life. The modern academy, I felt, was so far gone that restoration was no longer possible. Indeed, I now believe that complete collapse is the only hope for the future, but as Woody Allen said about death, I'd rather not be there when it happens. Three reasons determined my course of action. For one thing, administration had come to deal less with academic issues and more with rules of conduct and punitive codes of behavior, as if it were a policing...
  • Rethinking Donald Trump: The evangelical dilemma

    12/17/2017 11:31:22 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Stephen Mansfield
    Among some of the religious conservatives who helped place Donald Trump in the presidency, there is a subtle but growing sense of buyer’s remorse. To them, Trump has not been ennobled by the office as they had hoped. He has not allowed his newfound but much touted commitment to faith to lift him above the crass brawler he has been most of his life. For some of these religious conservatives, it is the pettiness that offends most. They had hoped for a healer, rather than the kind of man who would call protesting NFL players “sons of bitches” or who...
  • Trump will stress trade and borders, ignore climate change, in new national security strategy

    12/17/2017 11:23:53 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Steven Nelson
    President Trump will call for greater border security and better trade deals in a national security strategy document released Monday. A senior administration official said the strategy outlined in an afternoon Trump speech reflects "principled realism" in addressing global threats. The strategy document, which administrations must send to Congress, drops President Obama's description of climate change as a national security threat. The National Defense Authorization Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by Trump last week, called climate change a "direct threat" and requires the Pentagon to come up with a list of the top 10 most at-risk bases....
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 12/18/17 {Prayer}

    12/17/2017 11:07:08 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 3 replies
    12-18-17 | Kitty Mittens
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Pray for our American Heroes" Prayer Thread have Combined to Form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL Prayer Thread! Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind.
  • [N. Korea] China did mock occupation exercise of Yongbyon nuclear facilities late last year

    12/17/2017 11:02:48 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Hankook Ilbo ^ | 2017.12.18 | Kim Kwang-soo
    /begin my excerpt China conducted the exercise of mock occupation of Yongbyon nuclear facilities near the end of last year In preparation for a sudden crisis in North Korea, a large-scale exercise with 100,000 troops was conducted S. Korea/U.S. agencies such as NIS, JCS, CIA, etc. gathered to assess satellite photos U.S. to secure plutonium, S. Korea to secure highly-enriched uranium (HEU) in the event of crisis It is revealed that China conducted a large-scale military exercise at the end of last year for taking over the nuclear facilities in Yongbyon in the event of a sudden crisis in North...
  • Executive Council pushes for 50 percent hike in N.H. tolls

    12/17/2017 10:51:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Concord Monitor ^ | November 28, 2017 | Ethan DeWitt
    Executive Councilors are contemplating a 50 percent increase to tolls on New Hampshire roadways – including the plaza on Interstate 93 in Hooksett – in order to fund an acceleration of long-term construction projects. A proposal presented to councilors by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation on Wednesday would raise cash fees at the Hooksett tollbooth from $1 to $1.50, and EZ-Pass charges from 70 cents to $1.05. The Hooksett I-93 ramp, which currently charges 50 cents cash, would increase to 75 cents; other toll areas in Hampton, Dover and Rochester would increase by lower amounts. The pricing scheme, drawn...
  • Inspector General Michael Horowitz War vs. The Obama Administration

    12/17/2017 10:44:27 PM PST · by bitt · 2 replies
    twitter ^ | 12/17/2017 | @DaveNYviii
    Inspector General Michael Horowitz War vs. The Obama Administration lots of info and short videos ..
  • Chick-fil-A Feeding Thousands of Stranded Travelers at Atlanta Airport

    12/17/2017 10:42:07 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 19 replies ^ | December 17, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed had a problem. How do you feed thousands of stranded airline passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with no electricity. It turns out the answer was pretty simple: call Chick-fil-A. Normally Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed on Sundays so employees can attend church and spend time with their families. Click here for America’s fastest-growing, FREE, Conservative newsletter – The Todd Starnes Report! But when the lights went out at the international airport — the mayor needed immediate help in feeding folks with no place to go. So he called Dan Cathy, the chief executive officer of Chick-fil-A. Spokesperson...
  • Who’s in charge of the military?

    12/17/2017 10:37:30 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Washington Times Editorial
    Perhaps it’s the mark of our times, but everybody seems to want to be someone or something he’s not. Men are trying to be women, women want to be soldiers, judges appoint themselves legislators. “Amusin,’” as Li’l Abner used to say in the comics pages, “but confusin’.” But given the stakes, there’s no room for the confusing. One U.S. District judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the District of Columbia even imagines that she’s the commander in chief of the U.S. military services. She has blocked implementation of President Trump’s ban on transgendered soldiers and sailors, and has ordered the services to...
  • “ABSOLUTE RED LINE”: Eric Holder Issues Second Warning Against POTUS Trump Firing Mueller

    12/17/2017 10:37:17 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 54 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-17-2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Former Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder called for mass protests if President Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller. This is the second warning Holder has issued this week in respect to rumors about President Trump relieving Mueller of his duties as special counsel.
  • Amid firestorms, Trump has year of solid policy accomplishments. Can he keep going?

    Something is happening in the final days of 2017. People are noticing that Donald Trump has gotten a lot done in his tumultuous first year in the White House. Assume that tax reform passes and is signed into law. If in, say, 2014, a Republican, of either the conservative or moderate variety, predicted that in 2017 a newly-elected GOP president and Congress would — Cut corporate and individual taxes. Repeal the Obamacare individual mandate. Appoint a highly-respected conservative to the Supreme Court. Appoint a one-year record number of judges to the circuit courts. Get rid of reams of unnecessary regulations....
  • New 3-D Printed Materials Harness the Power of Bacteria

    12/17/2017 10:23:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    ScienceNews ^ | DECEMBER 1, 2017 | MARIA TEMMING
    Items made with ‘living ink’ could make medical supplies or clean contaminated waterA new type of 3-D printing ink has a special ingredient: live bacteria. Materials made with this “living ink” could help clean up environmental pollution, harvest energy via photosynthesis or help make medical supplies, researchers report online December 1 in Science Advances. This study “shows for the first time that 3-D printed bacteria can make useful materials,” says Anne Meyer, a biologist at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands who wasn’t involved in the work. The newly concocted printing ink is a polymer mix called a hydrogel...