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  • Guns, bathroom bills, deportation: Is Texas safe for my California kid?

    07/17/2017 6:11:02 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 117 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 14, 2017 | Shawn Hubler
    Not long after California officially banned state-funded travel to Texas this summer, we awoke in a hotel there, behind enemy lines. It had been decades since my last visit to the Lone Star State; our daughter had gotten an offer she couldn’t refuse there from a graduate program. That was the good news. The bad news was, she’d be spending the next several years in a state whose political leaders are pathologically hostile to the blue state where she was born and raised.
  • Trump-Hatred Is All About Islam (Spengler)

    07/17/2017 6:06:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies ^ | David P Goldman
    President Trump's overall approval rating may have fallen, but there's one issue on which he has the support of 60% of the American public. That's the proposed travel ban from certain Muslim-majority countries, according to a Politico-Morning Consult poll earlier this month. In fact, Trump has enjoyed the support of a plurality of all voters, Democratic as well as Republican, since he first proposed a travel ban in December 2015. Trump's boldness horrified the Establishment but probably won him the nomination; three-quarters of Republican voters in the key South Carolina primary backed the travel ban. The whole Republican leadership abhorred...
  • On this day in 1864

    07/17/2017 5:55:06 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 49 replies
    CSA President Jefferson Davis relieves General Joseph E. Johnston as commander of the Army of Tennessee. He appoints General John B. Hood to command the army. Hood's task will be formidable, facing the AOT outside of Atlanta, GA. is the Army of the Cumberland, Army of the Ohio, and the Army of the Tennessee, all under the command of Major General William T. Sherman.
  • Deadly drought and heat: The West's conflagrations

    07/17/2017 5:53:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 7/17/2017 | Barbara Simpson
    I never get used to it even though it happens every year – raging wildfires across towns, counties and states. City people cannot fully appreciate the horror of such fires, but those of us who live in areas where wild nature is part of the daily landscape know how devastating and dangerous such conflagrations are. I know it firsthand. While covering a fire as a reporter in the Malibu hills with a news camera crew, we were on a hilltop with the firefighters when suddenly the fire turned and jumped the canyon, right over us. We were surrounded, isolated and...
  • Microsoft reveals first Windows Server Insider Build (16237 - many interesting new features)

    07/17/2017 5:50:24 AM PDT · by dayglored · 8 replies
    The Register ^ | Jul 17, 2017 | Simon Sharwood
    Microsoft's revealed the first fruits of its plan to deliver twice-yearly updates to Windows Server by revealing the first-ever Insider build of the OS.Available here for users who register with a corporate Active Directory credential, Windows Server Insider Preview Build 16237 adds plenty of features that emphasises Microsoft's current mania for microservices, software-defined-everything and containers.Among the additions The Register imagines users may find interesting are new features to let Hyper-V VMs access non-volatile memory, improved networking between containers and various optimisations that reduce the size of Windows Core by a fifth. Windows Nano Server is also smaller, as it's excised...
  • George A. Romero, creator of 'Night of the Living Dead,' dead at 77

    07/17/2017 5:50:23 AM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies ^ | July 16, 2017
    The legendary creator of the "Night of the Living Dead" zombie franchise, George A. Romero, died Sunday at the age of 77, Fox News has confirmed. Romero died "peacefully" while sleeping after a "brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer," his manager, Chris Roe, said in a statement. The filmmaker was "listening to the score of The Quiet Man, one of his all-time favorite films" with his family by his side, the manager added. Romero co-wrote and directed "Night of the Living Dead" in 1968, which went on to become a cult classic.
  • “Now What?”

    07/17/2017 5:48:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-17-17 | MOTUS
     The One Sentence That Explains Washington Dysfunction.  The political class never expected Donald Trump to become president. …from June 16, 2015, to November 8, 2016, the feeling among the elected officials, party functionaries, consultants, strategists, and journalists in our nation's capital was that Donald J. Trump stood no chance of becoming president of the United States. And because the political elite held this view with such self-assurance, with all the egotism and snobbery and moral puffery and snarkiness that distinguishes itself as a class, it did not spend more than a second, if that, thinking through the possible consequences of...
  • Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. ‘Handed the Country Over’

    07/17/2017 5:43:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 15, 2017 | Tim Arango
    Walk into almost any market in Iraq and the shelves are filled with goods from Iran — milk, yogurt, chicken. Turn on the television and channel after channel broadcasts programs sympathetic to Iran. A new building goes up? It is likely that the cement and bricks came from Iran. And when bored young Iraqi men take pills to get high, the illicit drugs are likely to have been smuggled across the porous Iranian border. And that’s not even the half of it. Across the country, Iranian-sponsored militias are hard at work establishing a corridor to move men and guns to...
  • Yearning for God (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus and Devotional)

    07/17/2017 5:28:58 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 4 replies
    In a sense we are fortunate that we cannot see God. If for one second the veil were removed and we caught a brief glimpse of the face of God, we would perish instantly. His effulgence is so brilliant, His glory so dazzling, that in our present corrupted state we could not bear the sight of Him. He remains invisible both as a curse and as an act of protecting grace. As long as we remain infected by sin we are doomed to wander in His world sightless with respect to Him. We may be comforted by His Word and...
  • AR-15 Memes to Drive Anti-Gunners Crazy

    07/17/2017 5:26:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 29 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/17/2017 | E Nestor
    Love them or hate them, AR-15-style rifles are here to stay. Many praises and curses have been formed into memes for the famous AR-15. Check out these top 13 AR-15 memes that you'll love to hate.Blasphemy!, How dare you!This meme certainly shows their way of backward thoughts…Please supersize me. Merica'!Once again, the AK troll strikes again. Easy boys and girls, there is room for everyone. All guns are cool.See the rest of the AR-15 memes here
  • The Cirrus SF50 VisionJet is the world's most affordable private jet

    07/17/2017 5:24:28 AM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    Architecture Digest via Fox News ^ | 07/17/2017 | Nick Mafi
    The private jet industry is highly competitive, one in which companies will utilize any advantage to maintain existing clients while also luring in new ones. Which makes the fact that Cirrus — a Duluth, Minn.-based aviation company — has come out with the world's most affordable private jet something that will turn heads in the industry. After roughly a decade of development, Cirrus is beginning to deliver their first batch of SF50 Vision Jets to the more than 600 customers who were the first to purchase them (the inaugural plane arrived in Switzerland around mid-May of this year). The company...
  • Possessed by God

    07/17/2017 5:23:58 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "You are . . . a people for God's own possession" (1 Pet. 2:9). Since God paid the price to redeem you, you belong to Him. When Jesus said, "I am the good shepherd; and I know My own, and My own know Me" (John 10:14), He stated a truth that has been especially dear to me since the early years of my theological education. One of the pleasant memories from my seminary days is sitting in chapel and singing the hymn by the nineteenth-century lyricist Wade Robinson "I Am His and He Is Mine." I may never fully comprehend...
  • Answered Prayer

    07/17/2017 5:23:22 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight” (1 John 3:22). The answers to believers’ prayers bring assurance of salvation. Another reliable way to know if you are a Christian is if God answers your prayers. The apostle John gives us the infallible reasoning for this statement. First, you can know your prayers will be answered if you keep His commandments (1 John 3:22). And second, John says the only way you can obey God’s commandments is if you belong to Him (v. 24). Therefore,...
  • The Left is Already Preparing Tomorrow's Fake News

    07/17/2017 5:15:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American ^ | July 17, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    A reader strolling down the street in Chicago spotted a recruiting poster for “Activist Jobs,” a bit of an oxymoron. “Activism” by implication is volunteer work undertaken because the goal sought by the acts in question is so important to the “activist.” Goal-oriented acts that are compensated are called “work,” not “activism.” But in the photograph below, the two different categories of endeavor are conflated: The confusion is deliberate and speaks to a larger strategy of the Left, also based on deception. The American Left has relied on its mastery of the media – enthusiastically aided and abetted by the...
  • Nancy Pelosi freezes, repeatedly flubs lines during attack on Trump

    07/17/2017 4:36:00 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 60 replies ^ | July 15, 2017 | Kyle Olson
    Nancy Pelosi appears to have issues, but Democrats continue making her their spokesperson anyway. The House Minority Leader repeatedly misspoke during brief remarks with her colleagues late Friday, and at one point even awkwardly froze up. She criticized the “actions of the Trump administration as relation— related to the rule of the law.” “The Trump administration and the Trump family have pa— eagerly ex— uh, intended to collude with a hostile foreign policy,” she said, likely intending to say “power” instead of “policy.” “Members of Congress take a sa— sacred oath,” Pelosi struggled to say moments later. “What do the...
  • The Assisted Living Center Congress

    07/17/2017 4:30:45 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 6 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.17.2017 | David Blackmon
    This parade of the addled, the lame and the simply ineffective and dim could go on and on, but here’s the point: Congress is in the process of deciding what the nation’s health insurance system – and therefore, the nation’s health delivery system – will look like for coming generations. This is unfortunately a federal intervention into 1/6th of the U.S. economy that the leaders of both political parties agree needs to happen. The Democrats accomplished the initial takeover in 2010 without a single Republican vote, and the Republicans appear to be limping towards making some sort of “reform” to...
  • James Carville: There Is ‘No One’ In Charge of the Democrat Party, Senate Chances in 2018 Look Bleak

    07/17/2017 4:21:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 54 replies
    Democrat strategist James Carville sounded the alarm recently about the Democrat Party saying that “no one” is in charge and that he is not optimistic about the Democrats taking back the Senate in 2018. NEW ORLEANS – NOVEMBER 30: Democratic strategist James Carville attends the NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Sunday, on New York’s AM 970, Carville commented that “no one” was in charge of the Democrat Party. He added, according to Breitbart News: [If] a party...
  • After 28 hours, Delta's only answer for why it made Ann Coulter give up her seat is “I don’t know”

    07/17/2017 3:50:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 70 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 17, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Full title: After 28 hours, Delta Air Line’s only answer for why it made Ann Coulter give up her prepaid seat is “I don’t know” Delta made Coulter give up her prepaid seat. When Coulter asked why, the flight attendant’s answer was “I don’t know.” 28 hours after the incident, Delta has still not offered Coulter any other explanation for its actions. If Delta did have a legitimate reason for doing what it did, it should say what that reason was. Otherwise, Delta will have given the impression that one or more of its employees simply did it out of...
  • Today's Toons 7/17/17

    07/17/2017 3:36:28 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 17 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 7/17/17 | pookie18
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  • Venezuelans Rebuke Their (Socialist) President by a Staggering (98 percent) Margin

    07/17/2017 3:35:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 16, 2017 | Ana Vanessa Herrero and Ernesto Londono
    Millions of Venezuelans signaled their disapproval of President Nicolás Maduro's plan to hold a constituent assembly by casting ballots on Sunday in a vote unlike any other in this nation's history. More than 98 percent of voters sided with the opposition in answering three yes-or-no questions drafted with the aim of weakening Mr. Maduro's legitimacy days before his constituent assembly is expected to convene. Opponents see the assembly as a power grab by an increasingly unpopular leader and fear he may use it to do away with democratic elections. [Snip] Shortly before midnight, a group of Venezuelan university administrators tasked...