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  • Colin Kaepernick vs. Vince Lombardi

    08/30/2016 9:18:27 PM PDT · by pboyington
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 30, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The season hasn’t even started yet and the NFL is already running a 40 yard dash into trouble. Colin Kaepernick, the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, with electrified hair by Chia Pet and a body so tattooed that it resembles an East LA viaduct, sat through the National Anthem during last week’s exhibition game versus the Green Bay Packers. Kaepernick’s reasons for disrespecting his nation and the veterans who gave their lives and limbs for his freedom was your typical idiotic leftist rant, with a touch of Black Panther thrown in for bad measure. “I am not going...
  • Matsui calls on GAO to investigate Afghan refugee resettlement process

    08/30/2016 9:12:13 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 2 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 30, 2016 | Stephen Magagnini
    Rep. Doris Matsui, reacting to an investigation by The Sacramento Bee, has formally requested that the federal General Accountability Office evaluate how to improve the resettlement process for Afghan refugees arriving in the United States on Special Immigrant Visas.
  • A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election

    08/30/2016 9:11:18 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 13 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 8/30/16 | Steven Nelson
    The presidential election could be delayed or scrapped altogether if conspiracy theories become predictive and a candidate dies or drops out before Nov. 8. The perhaps equally startling alternative, if there's enough time: Small groups of people hand-picking a replacement pursuant to obscure party rules. The scenarios have been seriously considered by few outside of the legal community and likely are too morbid for polite discussion in politically mixed company. But prominent law professors have pondered the effects and possible ways to address a late-date vacancy. "There's nothing in the Constitution which requires a popular election for the electors serving...
  • Sydney Leathers Takes Break From Social Media Following New Weiner Revelations

    08/30/2016 9:08:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 29, 2016 | Dan Joseph
    Sydney Leathers, the young woman who gained national attention after it was revealed that she had been sexting former congressman Anthony Weiner in 2013, is taking a break from social media. In a tweet published early Morning morning, Leathers wrote: "[Expletive]'s getting weird (again) so I'm taking a break from Twitter & Instagram for a few days ✌"
  • Obama Admin. Expands Illegal Alien Child Program to Adults

    08/30/2016 9:03:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 29, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    The Obama administration has expanded its already-questionable program to bring in more illegal alien children to the United States, announcing in a recent press release it will now allow illegal alien adults to be fast-tracked to the United States via its Central American Minors (CAM) program. First launched under President Obama’s executive actions on immigration in 2014, the CAM program was originally touted as a safe alternative for Central American children trying to get to the United States via human smugglers. Under the program, Central American parents living in the United States, including those who are here illegally but are...
  • Fox News Alert: John McCain wins Arizona GOP primary

    08/30/2016 9:00:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2016 | Fox News
    CAMPAIGN 2016: Arizona Sen. McCain easily defeats Republican primary challengers
  • Venezuela’s socialist president labels planned opposition protest a coup

    08/30/2016 8:55:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 30, 2016 | John Sexton
    The ongoing crisis in Venezuela could escalate this Thursday. The opposition party is holding a rally designed to pressure the ruling socialist government to allow a referendum which could remove unpopular President Maduro from office. In a sign that his government may be preparing a crack down on the protest, President Maduro said Monday that the planned protest was part of a U.S led coup attempt. UPI reports: “It has become clear the brand and authorship of the coup d’etat planned for this coming Sept. 1, 2016, in Venezuela in complicity with the anti-democratic opposition and the international right,” Maduro’s...
  • Key Isis leader killed in Syria, jihadi group says

    08/30/2016 8:53:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister
    The Guardian ^ | 8/30/2016 | Jason Burke
    Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, one of Islamic State’s longest-serving and most prominent leaders, has been killed in Syria, the group’s Amaq news agency reported. The jihadi group’s spokesman was killed “while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo”, Amaq said on Tuesday. Isis holds territory in the province of Aleppo, but not in the city itself where rebels are fighting Syrian government forces. Amaq did not say how Adnani died. The Pentagon’s press secretary Peter Cook said coalition forces had conducted an airstrike in the town of al-Bab in Aleppo province on Tuesday targeting Adnani, but did not...
  • Megyn Kelly Reacts to Facebook Trending Fake Story About Her ' Should I Sue

    Megyn Kelly Reacts to Facebook Trending Fake Story About Her ' Should I Sue
  • Sean Hannity Goes on Angry Rant at Never Trump People and Glenn Beck You Own Her! 8 30 16

    Sean Hannity Goes on Angry Rant at Never Trump People and Glenn Beck You Own Her! 8 30 16
  • Transgender man denied hysterectomy at Mercy San Juan

    08/30/2016 8:29:48 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | August 30th, 2016 | By Sammy Caiola and Claudia Buck
    Tuesday was supposed to be a big day for Evan Michael Minton. The Fair Oaks resident packed his bags for the hospital, said a prayer and counted down the hours until he would undergo the hysterectomy that would take him one step further in his transition from female to male. Instead he spent the day on the phone with doctors and lawyers after Mercy San Juan hospital in Carmichael abruptly canceled the procedure on religious grounds. The surgery, part of Minton’s transition to a fully male body, had been scheduled for three weeks but was called off Monday as hospital...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Wins Congressional Primary in Florida, According to A.P.

    08/30/2016 8:28:32 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2016 | The New York Times
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz has won the Democratic primary for the 23rd Congressional District in Florida. Wasserman Schultz has 6,774 more votes than Tim Canova, with 99% reporting.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-31-16

    08/30/2016 8:19:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-31-16 | Revised New American Bible
    August 31, 2016 Wednesday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Cor 3:1-9 Brothers and sisters, I could not talk to you as spiritual people,but as fleshly people, as infants in Christ.I fed you milk, not solid food,because you were unable to take it.Indeed, you are still not able, even now,for you are still of the flesh.While there is jealousy and rivalry among you,are you not of the flesh, and walking according to the manner of man?Whenever someone says, “I belong to Paul,” and another,“I belong to Apollos,” are you not merely men? What is Apollos,...
  • Ann Coulter hits back at Comedy Central after [she] became target during roast [for] Rob Lowe

    08/30/2016 8:17:45 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 28 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 30 August 2016 | Regina F. Graham and Clemence Michallon
    Conservative pundit Ann Coulter hit back at Comedy Central after she was the target of a brutal roasting session intended for Rob Lowe. Eight designated comedians and retired quarterback Peyton Manning teased Rob Lowe for his 1988 sex tape and some of his failed projects - but saved their most ferocious jokes for Coulter. Comedian David Spade acted as roast master during Saturday's taping, assisted by Manning, English comedian Jimmy Carr, SNL star Pete Davidson, stand-up comedian Nikki Glaser, singer Jewel, Karate Kid actor Ralph Macchio, former Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle and Comedy Central roasts alum Jeff Ross. In...
  • Black Lives Matter to Donald Trump

    08/30/2016 8:06:22 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 29, 2016 | Heather MacDonald
    The Republican [nominee] says every child—in Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore—should be able to walk to school safely. For that, he’s called racist.... ...it is Mr. Trump who has decried the loss of black life to violent crime—and has promptly been declared biased for doing so. Whether intentionally or not, Mr. Trump has exposed the hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter movement and its allies... Why this frenzied effort to demonize Mr. Trump for addressing the heightened violence in inner cities? Because the Republican nominee has also correctly identified its cause: the false “narrative of cops as a racist force in our...
  • George Washington University hires Muslim convicted of soliciting jihad murder

    08/30/2016 8:04:52 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    Seamus Hughes, deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, says: “I trust him. We did our due diligence.” How did they do that? It may be that Jesse Morton is as reformed and repentant as the day is long, but when George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security has a “Program on Extremism” and not a “Program on Jihad,” how diligent could they be in vetting Morton for adherence to an ideology they don’t even admit exists? What’s more, Morton was convicted of soliciting the jihad murder of...
  • Don't judge Colin Kaepernick until you've walked a mile in his shoes

    08/30/2016 7:52:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 8/30/16 | Steve Deace
    The scars of racism are lasting, and they are terrible. After all, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first arrived on the national scene when his white coach, Jim Harbaugh, stuck it to him by benching another white guy. Thus allowing Kaepernick to take over the most important position in all of sports, for a team that would end up playing in the Super Bowl. No wonder #BlackLivesMatter has become so important to him. His life didn’t matter to such an extent that he is now filthy rich to the tune of a $125 million contract. Have talent, get paid. That sucks,...
  • Lock-Em-Up Prosecutor Goes Down in FL

    08/30/2016 7:50:22 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    As establishment candidates cruised to victory across Florida, one upset came in the Republican primary race in Florida’s 4th circuit, which encompasses Duval County and the city of Jacksonville. Running for her third term as a tough, law-and-order prosecutor, State Attorney Angela Corey — who the Nation this year called “the cruelest prosecutor in America”—found herself suddenly out of step with voters’ changing attitudes about crime and punishment.
  • Reuters: Donald Trump Closes 12-Point Gap with Hillary Clinton, Now Tied

    08/30/2016 7:48:16 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 August 2016 | Breitbart News
    Donald Trump closed a 12-point polling gap with Hillary Clinton in five days, leaving them half a percent apart during the next two-day period, according to new polling data from Reuters. On August 22, Clinton led Trump by 12 points, 44.8 percent to 32.8 percent. By Aug. 27, the two candidates were neck and neck, according to Reuters.
  • In Syria, militias armed by the Pentagon fight those armed by the CIA

    08/30/2016 7:47:31 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 27 August 2016
    Syrian militias armed by different parts of the U.S. war machine have begun to fight each other on the plains between the besieged city of Aleppo and the Turkish border, highlighting how little control U.S. intelligence officers and military planners have over the groups they have financed and trained in the bitter five-year-old civil war. The fighting has intensified over the last two months, as CIA-armed units and Pentagon-armed ones have repeatedly shot at each other while maneuvering through contested territory on the northern outskirts of Aleppo, U.S. officials and rebel leaders have confirmed. In mid-February, a CIA-armed militia called...
  • Retired Police Officer Writes Open Letter To Colin Kaepernick- Goes Viral

    08/30/2016 7:47:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 8/30/16 | Dylan
    An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick, Dear Colin guess you have been pretty busy these last few days. For the record I don’t think any more or less of you for not standing for the National Anthem. Honestly, I never thought that much about you, or any professional athlete for that matter, to begin with. I’ve read your statement a few times and want you to know I am one of the reasons you are protesting. You see I am a retired police officer that had the misfortune of having to shoot and kill a 19-year-old African American male. And...
  • Obama's former doctor: Clinton should have neurological exam

    08/30/2016 7:47:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | August 30, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    President Obama’s former physician said that he believes Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton should have a neurological examination due to her history of brain injury. During an interview on CNN, Dr. David Scheiner argued that Clinton’s note from her doctor isn’t enough. The letter details that Clinton had follow-up testing in 2013 that showed a full recovery from a concussion and that she tested negative for clotting disorders. “I think she should have had a neurological examination, a thorough neurological examination in 2016,” Scheiner said Tuesday night. “We know what happens to football players who have had concussions, how they begin...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump-Nieto Meeting Confirmed — It’s On (for tomorrow)

    08/30/2016 7:44:01 PM PDT · by GilGil · 130 replies
    Polizette ^ | 8/30/2016 | Jon Conradi
    LifeZette has confirmed that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with Mexican President Peńa Nieto. Sources, that include Mexican officials involved in the planning of the visit, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, stated the meeting would cover a broad variety of topics ranging from trade to security to immigration and the contentious issue of border enforcement.
  • Most environmental groups OPPOSE Washington state’s carbon tax initiative [hypocrisy alert!]

    08/30/2016 7:42:26 PM PDT · by grundle · 3 replies
    heartland.org ^ | August 9, 2016 | H. Sterling Burnett
    Many environmental groups have come out against an initiative in Washington state that would impose the first carbon tax in the nation because it is revenue neutral.Environmental activists in Washington State running a campaign called “Carbon Washington“ successfully obtained the required number of signatures to get ballot initiative 732 (I-732) on the November ballot. I-732 would impose a carbon-dioxide tax of $25 per metric ton on fossil fuels consumed in Washington State. If the voters approve the initiative, Washington would become the first state in the nation to impose a tax on carbon-dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. The initiative aims...
  • A Leading French Intellectual Explains: There is Danger of War in Europe

    08/30/2016 7:40:07 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | 30 August 2016 | Guillame Faye
    Having failed to bait Russia in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea, NATO has now pivoted to the Baltics, where it is hell-bent on provoking a war with Russia. ___ There is a worrying risk of a military clash between NATO and Russia over the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, jammed between the Baltic countries and Poland, which are all new members of the EU and NATO. Military pressure keeps increasing in the Baltic region. The situation is far more dangerous than it was during the crisis of Eastern Ukraine and Crimea, because Kaliningrad is a Russian enclave at the core of the...
  • Hillary Has Until September 29 To Respond - Under Oath - To These 25 Questions

    08/30/2016 7:39:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | August 30, 2016
    Judicial Watch announced on its website today that it has submitted a list of 25 questions to Hillary Clinton regarding her email practices while serving as Secretary of State. Pursuant to a decision by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, Hillary has 30 days to respond, under oath, to the questions. Per federal law, Judicial Watch was limited to a total of 25 questions. All 25 questions are included in their entirety below (we've highlighted some of the particularly amusing ones): Describe the creation of the clintonemail.com system, including who decided to create the system, the date it was...
  • Abolish the Senate. It’s the only way to rein in modern presidents.

    08/30/2016 7:37:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2016 | John Bicknell
    With the prospect of a President Donald Trump or a President Hillary Clinton on the horizon, the growing trend toward the executive acting without the consent of Congress is troubling to all political stripes. Both parties claim to worry about a strong presidency, at least if the other party is in the White House. That trend has been exacerbated by President Obama, but it certainly didn’t start with him. With the exception of Calvin Coolidge, every president of the 20th and 21st centuries contributed to the problem. Many proposals to address the imperial presidency have been floated over the decades....
  • Obama's War In Syria Is An Unmitigated Disaster - We Should Get Out

    08/30/2016 7:36:28 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | 29 August 2016
    "First, recognize that ISIS and the al-Nusra Front are our primary enemies in Syria, not Assad or Russia. Geostrategists may be appalled, but the Donald may have gotten it right. If the Russians are willing to fight to crush ISIS, to save Assad, be our guest." ___ Earlier in August, U.S. planes threatened to shoot down Syrian planes over Hasakeh, and our Iraq-Syria war commander, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, issued a warning to Syria and Russia against any further air strikes around the city. Who authorized Gen. Townsend to threaten to shoot down Syrian or Russian planes — in Syria?...
  • Legislation would restrict H-1B visas

    08/30/2016 7:34:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | 08/30/2016 | Kate Morrissey
    Companies that depend on H-1B visas for a substantial part of their workforce may soon have a tougher time hiring: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) has introduced legislation to restrict loopholes in their application process. His proposal comes after Southern California Edison Co. laid off about 400 employees in early 2015 and brought in workers through consulting companies. --SNIP-- The H-1B visa program allows workers to come to the United States with a temporary, non-immigrant status. The visa lasts three years with the option to renew for another three. While in the U.S., H-1B visa holders can apply for green cards....
  • Report: Trump mulls visit with Mexican president before immigration speech

    08/30/2016 7:29:48 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/30/2016 | ANNA GIARITELLI
    Donald Trump is considering a last-minute trip to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday, just hours before he is expected to announce his full immigration policy, the Washington Post reported late Tuesday. Those familiar with the possible meeting said security concerns and logistics of the impromptu visit are still being worked out by both parties. Pena Nieto had recently invited the billionaire businessman to visit him. Trump mulled over the invitation over the weekend and decided to go ahead with it after his new campaign chairman, Steve Bannon, told his boss the move could indicate to undecided...
  • Top Ten Lessons from Weinergate (revisited)

    08/30/2016 7:27:50 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 2 replies
    FReeRepublic.com ^ | 6 June 2011 (reprint) | Rockitz and Other FReepers
    10. Tweet yourself the way you want to be tweeted by others. 9. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man tell many lies. 8. The penis is mightier than the sword.... but not the weiner. 7. Cheaters never win and Weiners never cheat…..well almost never. 6. All men are phallable. 5. There are Weiners, there are losers, and sometimes they are one in the same. 4. Man that tweets his weiner will not survive another erection. 3. There are firm briefs that he had nothing to fear, but hitting reply to all. 2. Erections have consequences. 1. Always...
  • Colorado Senate Primaries Results

    08/30/2016 7:09:17 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    D. Glenn 37.8% 130,034 J. Graham 24.6% 84,639 R. Blaha 16.5% 56,665 J. Keyser 12.5% 43,102 R. Frazier 8.7% 30,000
  • Donald Trump Rally, Everett Washington – 10:00pm Live Stream

    08/30/2016 6:58:57 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 25 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 30, 2016 | Sundance
    Candidate Donald Trump is on the West Coast today with a rally in Everett, Washington. The venue is the Xfinity Arena of Everett, and the event rally with Trump is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm PDT / 10:00pm EDT: Given the venue and the line-up of speakers the event will most likely begin early
  • Hope Solo’s reaction to soccer suspension: ‘17 [expletive] years and it’s over!’

    08/30/2016 6:57:28 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2016 | Cindy Boren
    Hope Solo reacted the way any elite athlete would to news she had been suspended for six months and her contract terminated by the U.S. Soccer Federation in the wake of calling the Swedish team “a bunch of cowards” after the U.S. women’s national team was eliminated from the Rio Olympics. She cursed. She hugged her husband. She broke down. This being Solo, the moment on Aug. 24 when she learned the news was recorded by Fullscreen, a company that is making a documentary called “Keeping Score.”
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Everett, WA 8/30/16

    08/30/2016 6:56:33 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 27 replies
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Everett, WA at Xfinity Arena of Everett. Coverage begins at 7:00 PM PT.
  • Spanish diocese reprimands priest for blessing gay couple’s ‘marriage’, considers punitive measures

    08/30/2016 6:54:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 30. 2016
    August 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Spanish priest who carried out a marriage-like “blessing” of a homosexual couple after the registration of their civil “marriage” last week has been reprimanded by his diocese and apologized, according to chancery officials. The diocese of Segorbe-Castellón in the Spanish province of Valencia issued a statement noting that the actions of Fr. José García, who conducted the ceremony on July 30, “gravely contradict” the teachings of the Catholic Church on the immorality of homosexual behavior. “Regarding the equalization of homosexual unions with marriage or of actions that could be understood in that way,...
  • Homeland eyes special declaration to take charge of elections

    08/30/2016 6:50:24 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    Even before the FBI identified new cyber attacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering declaring the election a "critical infrastructure," giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid. The latest admissions of attacks could speed up that effort possibly including the upcoming presidential election, according to officials. "We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said. "There's a vital national interest in our election...
  • Obama Sabotages ObamaCare

    08/30/2016 6:49:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    forbes ^ | 08.29.16 | Grace-Marie Turner
    As health insurers head for the exits, Americans who have been whipsawed by ObamaCare may get whacked again this fall:  First, they were thrown off private plans that were declared illegal, then they were forced into the ObamaCare exchanges, and now they could face the prospect of being shut out of coverage through their exchanges entirely for 2017.  In Arizona’s Pinal County, for example, no insurers are offering coverage through the exchange. While decisions won’t be final until next month, people in other counties could face a similar fate.Elsewhere, millions of Americans will have a “choice” of just one carrier,...
  • DRUDGE HEADLINE (6 pm PT)

    08/30/2016 6:45:31 PM PDT · by seenenuf · 2 replies
    Washtington Examiner ^ | 8/30/16 | Paul Bedard
    Homeland eyes special declaration
  • Grassley Opens Door to Lame Duck Action on SCOTUS Nominee

    08/30/2016 6:44:46 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 42 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Bridget Bowman
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley signaled that he is open to possibly acting on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee after the November elections. Republican leaders have pledged not to take up the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, though a few senators have raised the possibility of a hearing or confirmation vote during a lame duck session between Election Day and when the new Congress is seated in January.
  • Pediatricians putting new focus on how violence, other problems affect children's lives

    08/30/2016 6:39:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    bergen record ^ | August 29, 2016 | KARA YORIO
    Violence, racism, intolerance and religious bigotry made headlines this summer and the American Academy of Pediatrics took notice. These issues are impacting children and the organization wants to address the societal problems proactively with kids and their families.“We need to talk more about this, definitely,” said Dr. Sylvia Blaustein of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. “I think everybody should be discussing these issues because of what’s going on nationally and internationally.”  The AAP was pushed to action in early July after shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas. It announced an initiative aimed at addressing gun violence as...
  • Why an emblematic American city has turned to Trump

    08/30/2016 6:35:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2016 | Timothy Aeppel
    White working-class men used to be a major political and economic force in Muncie, Indiana. After years of eroding prosperity and dwindling power, they think they’ve found their champion. MUNCIE, Indiana – One night a month, retired auto workers shuffle into a former elementary school classroom here to discuss their legal fight against the company that cancelled their health care benefits seven years ago. But the conversation often turns quickly to presidential politics. “It can get pretty heated,” says Gerald Poor, the group’s 77-year-old president, of their political discussions. “I call it to order if it gets out of hand.”...
  • NJSP: 1 dead, 5 arrested after highway firefight

    08/30/2016 6:30:19 PM PDT · by Coleus · 42 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | August 30, 2016 | Alex N. Gecan
    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — It must have seemed like something out of the movies.Three men from Atlantic County, one from Ocean County and a teenager were under arrest after a gun battle that left another man dead. The crime scene: A stretch of Atlantic City Expressway traversed by two fast-moving vehicles. Of the five arrested after the Monday violence, four suffered gunshot wounds and two remained hospitalized on Tuesday. The first reports of gunshots came in shorty before 3 p.m., police said. Callers reported moving cars exchanging fire in the eastbound lanes of the Atlantic City Expressway near Exit 12.Soon afterward,...
  • Benedict’s bombshell goes all but unnoticed [Catholic Caucus]

    08/30/2016 6:28:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    AKA Catholic ^ | August 29, 2016 | Louie Verrecchio
    Benedict’s bombshell goes all but unnoticed Benedictus ContemplatusIf it happens that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office, it is required for validity that the resignation is made freely and properly manifested but not that it is accepted by anyone. (1983 Code of Canon Law, Canon 332 §2) Note well that two things are “required” in order for a papal resignation to be valid; it must be both “made freely” and “properly manifested.” Let’s talk about the latter first. How might a papal resignation be properly manifested? First and foremost, it is manifested by way of declaration or published statement; i.e.,...
  • Hungary's Orbán Tells Pope Francis of Pledge to Tackle Persecution of Christians

    08/30/2016 6:21:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 8/30/16
    (Vatican Radio) Officials say Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met Pope Francis after he pledged that his nation wants to tackle the persecution of Christians at a time when Europe faces a massive refugee crisis. The Hungarian government's international press office confirmed to Vatican Radio that Orbán met the Pope last weekend on the sidelines of the annual International Catholic Legislators Network meeting. That gathering, held in Frascati, near Rome, was described as the "largest forum for Christian heads of government". Sunday's private audience came as Europe faces a massive refugee crisis. Orbán said last week that Hungary plans...
  • Video: Idiot Social Justice Warrior Triggered by Dashboard Hula Girl

    08/30/2016 6:19:11 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 31 replies
    August 28, 2016 | Canadian News Agency
    In this video, a woman took issue with a Lyft driver's bobblehead figurine on the dashboard and was determined to create a violent confrontation. Video: Nutty SJW assaults driver because of a hula girl bobblehead doll on his dashboard
  • Chaldean Patriarch Calls Upon Muslims to Repudiate ISIS

    08/30/2016 6:09:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic church in full communion with the Holy See, has called upon “Muslims and non-Muslim people of good will” to repudiate the Islamic State, which currently controls approximately 15% of Iraq and 30% of Syria. “We know that the majority of Muslims are neutral, unbiased, open-minded and willing to work hard for the benefit of their countries and their fellow citizens,” Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako said in a message posted on the patriarchate’s website. “Their initiative should be a united and strong stance, with which they can together stop the...
  • Card. Burke: ‘Highly Questionable’ to Say Islam Worships Christian God and is Therefore Peaceful

    08/30/2016 6:05:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/30/16 | Claire Chretien
    ROME, Italy, August 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — It is “highly questionable” to say Catholics and Muslims worship the same God and Islam is a religion of peace, Cardinal Raymond Burke said on a call with reporters Monday. Burke, an American, is the former Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican’s highest court. He is now the patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Burke was speaking to the media about Hope for the World: To Unite All Things in Christ, a newly-published book-length interview with French journalist Guillaume d’Alançon in which the prelate weighs in on a host of...
  • The Latest: Turkey asks US to drop support for Syrian Kurds

    08/30/2016 6:04:59 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2016 | Associated Presstitutes
    The Latest on developments in the Syrian conflict, following Ankara's incursion into the war-torn state last week (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Turkey's presidential spokesman has called on the U.S. to "revise" its policy of supporting Kurdish forces battling Turkish troops in Syria after Ankara's incursion last week into the war-torn state. The comments by Ibrahim Kalin published on Tuesday by Sabah the pro-government Daily Sabah came a day after the U.S. urged Turkish troops and Kurdish forces in northern Syria to halt their fighting, saying it hinders efforts to defeat the Islamic State group. Kalin says that the "Americans...
  • BREAKING NEWS - Chris Brown is arrested for assault with a deadly weapon...

    08/30/2016 6:02:45 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 30, 2016 | Lizzie Smith, Regina F. Graham, Jessica Chia Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowb
    Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a prolonged, 11-hour stand-off with the police at his $4million mansion. Baylee Curran, a former Miss California Regional 2016, called 911 at around 3am on Tuesday claiming a Brown had pointed a gun at her after she admired his friend's jewelry, TMZ reported. Police arrived at Brown's sprawling estate in Los Angeles, but no one answered the door and it took hours before they obtained a warrant to search the home for a weapon. Emerging from his mansion around 2.43pm (PT), Brown took off his sweatshirt...