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  • Confederate plaque in Texas Capitol to come down after vote

    01/11/2019 5:16:40 AM PST · by TexasGunLover · 1,266 replies
    WFAA ^ | January 11, 2019 | Jason Whitely
    AUSTIN, Texas — A historically inaccurate brass plaque honoring confederate veterans will come down after a vote this morning, WFAA has learned. The State Preservation Board, which is in charge of the capitol building and grounds, meets this morning at 10:30 a.m. to officially decide the fate of the metal plate.
  • The Pistola Con Caricato Revolver

    01/11/2019 5:14:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/11/2019 | C Cocoles
    The Pistola Con Caricato Revolver A break-action weapon, the Pistola con Caricato features three barrels, complimented by a very high capacity 18-shot cylinder, which is reloaded via two-piece moon clip-type loading devices. They sandwich the 18 rounds between a holding plate and a firing access plate, through which the firing pins strike the cartridges. The weapon has five operational settings, and the selector allows the shooter to choose which firing pin and barrel would be used to fire the gun. It also has the option to fire from all three barrels at once with one pull of the trigger....
  • Jim Acosta And Beto Beclown Themselves on the Border Issue

    01/11/2019 5:06:59 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 26 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) The ball’s in your court, Alexandria. – Some of you may have seen the tweet issued a couple of weeks ago by socialist dimwit Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in which she said something I actually agree with for the first time: “Next time we have a gov shutdown, Congressional salaries should be furloughed as well. It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision. Have some integrity.” Well, golly, our intrepid Millennial heroine is getting her chance to...
  • XP-82 Twin Mustang flies again

    01/11/2019 5:02:58 AM PST · by stickandrudder · 54 replies
    Twin Mustang Restoration ^ | Monday, January 7, 2019 | Tom Reilly
    On 31 December 2018, our XP-82 Twin Mustang flew for the first time since 14 December 1949. Although it wasn’t supposed to fly yesterday, all that was planned to do was the last FAA required runway high-speed taxi test, lift off for a second or two and then back down, deploy full flaps and brake to a stop. It accelerated so fast after the planned lift off that Ray, our test pilot, realized that getting it back down and stopping it in the remaining runway would be marginal. So he pushed the power back up and flew for about five...
  • Officer on force only 2 weeks shot dead in Northern California

    01/11/2019 4:57:38 AM PST · by grayboots · 67 replies
    CBS News/AP ^ | 1/11/2019 | CBS News
    Davis, Calif. -- A rookie police officer died after being shot in northern California by a suspect who later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. Davis Police Department officials said 22-year-old Officer Natalie Corona was shot after responding to a three-car traffic accident at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the community west of Sacramento. Corona was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where she later died. CBS Sacramento reports Corona was sworn in as an officer just two weeks ago. She followed in the footsteps of her father, Merced Corona, who worked in law enforcement. She...
  • When Media Fact Checkers Finally Jumped the Shark

    01/11/2019 4:51:32 AM PST · by thirdgradeteacher · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2019 | Larry O'Connor
    The 48-hour build-up to President Trump’s first Oval Office address to the nation was chock-full of breathless hand-wringing in the media over whether they should air the speech in the first place. “How can we air a speech that will be full of lies and distortions?” they asked each other on endless panel shows. “Maybe we should tape-delay the address so we can contextualize his statements and provide a thorough fact-check,” they insultingly suggested. This is the Trump era. Fact-checking has moved into the mainstream. CNN’s 22-year-old production assistants are now responsible for running lower-third graphics designed to snark the...

    01/11/2019 4:50:31 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    SELF | 1/11/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14 KJV).
  • California church draws backlash for sign: ‘Bruce Jenner is still a man’

    01/11/2019 4:46:21 AM PST · by lowbridge · 143 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 11, 2019 | Bradford Betz
    A Northern California church sparked outrage over a sign that read: “Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still sin. The culture may change. The Bible does not." -snip The church, Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church, is located in Lake Shastina, Calif., which is about an hours’ drive from the Oregon border. Protesters gathered in front of the church on Sunday to denounce what they called “hate and slander” and to “show our love and support for the LGBT community,” according to a Facebook page that organized the event. Justin Hoke, the church’s pastor, wrote on Facebook Wednesday that the sign’s Plexiglass...
  • Trump Moves Closer to Invoking Emergency Powers to Build Wall

    01/11/2019 4:38:44 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 11, 2019 | Matthew Vadum
    Open-borders fanatics can’t argue with the National Emergencies Act of 1976 - which Obama invoked 10 times. Fed up with Democratic obstruction, President Donald J. Trump moved closer yesterday to fulfilling his signature campaign promise by declaring a national emergency under federal law so the government can finally move forward with building a desperately needed wall on the nation’s porous multi-state border with Mexico. “We’re either going to have a win, make a compromise, because I think a compromise is a win for everybody, or I will declare a national emergency,” Trump said at the White House Thursday before leaving...
  • Tlaib, the Democratic Party, and Jew-Hate

    01/11/2019 4:36:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 11, 2019 | Ari Lieberman
    The Democrats' silence in the face of vile comments by one of their own. It’s fair to say that ex-congressman John Conyers (D, Mi.), who represented Michigan’s 13th district, was not a good guy. The octogenarian congressman willingly attended Farrakhan gatherings, signed on to anti-Israel legislation and was eventually forced to resign amid a string sexual harassment allegations. It’s also fair to say that his replacement, Rashida Tlaib, who identifies as “Palestinian,” is a walking train wreck by comparison. In the hours following her inauguration, Tlaib demanded Trump’s impeachment, called him a “mother f*cker,” admitted that she used this language...
  • De Blasio: There’s plenty of money in NYC — it’s just in the wrong hands

    01/11/2019 4:35:49 AM PST · by nycteacher · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | Yoav Gonen and Max Jaeger
    He’s Mayor Robin Hood. Burnishing his progressive credentials, Mayor Bill de Blasio portrayed himself as a protector of the working class on Thursday — while proposing a redistribution of wealth — in his sixth State of the City address.
  • Almost ALL Federal employees have an intense dislike for conservatives. Never forget that.

    01/11/2019 4:21:44 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 134 replies
    News | 11 January 2019 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This article posting gives me fear, but it must be said. I have worked for the Federal government and know for a fact that Federal employees, almost all of them, have an intense dislike for conservatives and Trump in particular. They may come after me and probably will in some form or fashion, but someone has to make a sacrifice to get the truth out. If people could only see what it is like on the inside, they would be in shock at the hatred harbored for everyday Americans. Those in supervisory positions absolutely will not tolerate ANYONE challenging their...
  • Romney 2020 touted by Nevada’s Harry Reid, calling Trump ‘amoral’

    01/11/2019 4:12:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Bosotn Herald ^ | January 10, 2019 | Staff
    Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is pushing for a Mitt Romney challenge to President Trump in 2020, saying Thursday that Trump has no conscience. “I’ve had dealings with the man,” Reid said of Trump. “I think he’s amoral. I don’t think he has a conscience.” Reid said he and Romney had differences in the past. But he said he likes Romney and thinks he’s “a moderate voice the Republicans need.” He also insisted that he had claimed Romney hadn’t paid “his fair share of taxes,” rather than no taxes and said he was glad he had raised the issue.
  • Ocasio-Cortez passed over for influential House committee

    01/11/2019 3:51:41 AM PST · by Candor7 · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 10, 2019 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t get a seat on the powerful tax writing committee where she sought to push her progressive agenda of Medicare for All, free college tuition and a green new deal. Instead, the open downstate New York slot on the House Ways and Means Committee went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive. Suozzi will assume the committee seat of Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democrat Ocasio-Cortez defeated last year in a stunning upset. Ocasio-Cortez sought a spot on the committee—which is usually off limits to freshman...
  • Drugs and syringes have become such a problem in Starbucks bathrooms ...

    01/11/2019 3:45:15 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 9, 2019 | Kate Taylor
    Starbucks is installing boxes for safe disposal of syringes in the bathrooms of certain locations, following workers' reports of discarded needles and sometimes concerning conditions. The coffee giant is exploring remedies after employees expressed fears about being pricked by uncapped needles and experiencing related health risks. Starbucks is testing solutions, including installing sharps-disposal boxes, using heavier-duty trash bags to prevent needle pokes, and removing trash cans from certain bathrooms. "These societal issues affect us all and can sometimes place our partners (employees) in scary situations, which is why we have protocols and resources in place to ensure our partners are...
  • Today's Toons 1/11/19

    01/11/2019 3:40:40 AM PST · by pookie18 · 27 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 1/11/19 | pookie18
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  • Ocasio-Cortez passed over for influential House committee (Somali Muslim ditched by Dems, as well)

    01/11/2019 3:35:42 AM PST · by Liz · 52 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 1/10/19 | Marisa Schultz
    Ocasio-Cortez didn’t get a seat on the powerful tax writing committee she sought to push her progressive agenda of Medicare for All, free college tuition and a green new deal. Instead, the New York slot on the House Ways and Means went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive. Suozzi will assume the committee seat of Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democrat Ocasio-Cortez defeated last year in a stunning upset. Ocasio-Cortez sought the spot (which is usually off limits to freshman reps) with the backing of progressive groups that pushed for...
  • Jayme Closs has been found alive, Barron County sheriff says

    01/11/2019 3:24:21 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 24 replies
    Journal Sentinel//MSN ^ | 1/11/2019 | D.Kwas
    Missing teen Jayme Closs was found alive and a suspect is in custody, the Barron County Sheriff's Department reported on its Facebook page Thursday night. Jayme vanished early Oct. 15 when sheriff’s deputies, responding to a 911 call, found the door to her family’s home near Barron kicked in. Her parents, James, 56, and Denise, 46, were found shot to death, but Jayme was missing. She had not been seen or heard from since. The Sheriff's Department was notified earlier Thursday evening by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office that it had located Jayme, 13, a student at Riverview Middle School...
  • VANITY: New term for a high level of dumb: #acostadumb

    01/11/2019 3:11:59 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 12 replies
    Me ^ | 1/11/19 | Me
    My pal Ron thought of this term last night in order to define a new level of dumb. He's so dumb. How dumb is he? He's #acostadumb Cute, huh?
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 1/11/2019

    01/11/2019 2:41:33 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/11/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    As we enter the Friday-Saturday news window when things happen to avoid publicity about them one wonders what might be next in the dispute between President Trump and Democrats over funding a barrier on the southern border.... The Battle of Brexit. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on the attack ahead of next Tuesday's expected vote rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's proposal for withdrawal from the European Union..... To France where a cabinet minister in the government of President Emmanuel Macron says she is looking into foreign power giving support to the Yellow Vests protests..... US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talking...