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  • Letter: A mess from top to bottom

    07/28/2015 11:27:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Greensburg Daily News ^ | July 28, 2015 | Jean Johannigman
    Dear Editor: This country is in a mess from the top to the bottom. The democrats have had control and have definitely impacted an increase in this mess. So we were were all supposed to vote “Republican” and they would clean this up. Yeh right! Everyone needs to realize that the “establishment Republicans” and the democrat party (from the top to the bottom) work together to retain their power and their money (which is really OUR money). The ruse of being “against” each other only surfaces when elections happen and only for theatrical “effect”. Is there hope? In my opinion...
  • The Pity of Christ

    07/28/2015 11:26:48 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 7/28/15 | Fr. George W. Rutler
    Christ cannot be psychoanalyzed because he is perfect. It would be like seeking flaws in pure crystal or long shadows at high noon. That is why he may seem from our fallen state in a singularly ill-contrived world as both severe and merciful, ethereal and common, rebellious and routine, rustic and royal, solitary and brotherly, young and ageless. His perfection is a stubborn enigma to the imperfect, but if there is to be one hint of the art that moves his mind, it will be in his pity. It will be in his pity for the whole world when he...
  • Bugs Bunny at 75: 'The Wascally Wabbit' looks to the future

    07/28/2015 11:21:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Meredith Hamilton
    A “hare-raising” 75 years has passed since Bugs Bunny made his motion picture debut. The Warner Bros. icon everybody knows and loves first appeared on July 27, 1940 in “Wild Hare,” a cartoon short directed by Tex Avery. The clip features a wily Bugs Bunny outsmarting Elmer Fudd, who hunts for a “silly wabbit” in vain. Warner Bros. made several rabbit cartoons in earlier years, but they were not the same as the distinctive cotton-tailed “Bugs” featured in July of 1940. Bugs Bunny was an “instant star,” He became one of the world’s best-known cartoon characters, starring in more than...
  • 'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

    07/28/2015 11:20:36 AM PDT · by Mellonkronos · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 28, 2015 | Sarah Knapton
    [Now this would be really cool! Hope it pans out!] 'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hoursThe British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmedBy Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 6:04PM BST 28 Jul 2015 Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works. The EM Drive was developed by the British inventor Roger Shawyer nearly 15 years ago but was ridiculed at the time as being scientifically...
  • Trump Would ‘Love’ Sarah Palin in His Cabinet: ‘She’s a Special Person’

    07/28/2015 11:17:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | Andrew Kirell
    Donald Trump would “love” to have Sarah Palin as part of his inevitable White House administration. The Republican presidential candidate and celebrity plutocrat appeared Monday on The Palin Update, an actual all-Palin radio show that exists on something called Mama Grizzly Radio (we kid you not). Host and apparent Palin obsessive Kevin Scholla asked the controversial future president whether he could see himself “picking up the phone, giving the governor [Palin] a call and picking her brain on some things, or perhaps having her along in some official capacity.” Trump’s response: “I’d love that. Because she really is somebody who...
  • TRUMP: I’D ‘LOVE’ TO HAVE PALIN IN MY ADMIN IN AN OFFICIAL CAPACITY

    07/28/2015 11:17:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28 2015 | by IAN HANCHETT
    0 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would “love” to have former Alaska Governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in his campaign in an official capacity on Monday’s broadcast of “The Palin Update” on Mama Grizzly Radio. Trump said of Palin being “along in some official capacity, “I’d love that.” He continued, “Because she really is somebody that knows what’s happening, and she’s a special person, she’s really a special person, and I think people know that. And she’s got a following that’s unbelievable. … Everybody loves her.” He added that the other GOP candidates are “weak”...
  • Learning to Pee Standing Up: One Woman’s Journey

    07/28/2015 11:15:01 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 19 replies
    Yahoo! Style ^ | July 22, 2015 | Nora Crotti
    Public peeing for people with penises is generally no big deal. There’s no sitting involved, no squatting; no dirty toilet seats to deal with and no pulling one’s pants down to one’s ankles. It’s pretty unfair, when you think about it. Jeeeez thanks a lot, anatomy! But if the Malcolm in the Middle theme song taught us anything, it’s that life is unfaaaair. So, in an attempt to even out the playing peeing field for vagina-owners, a company called Stand Up has invented some nifty little contraptions that allow women to piddle without sitting — or, as Stand Up puts...
  • Ceres Resembles Saturn’s Icy Moons

    07/28/2015 11:14:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | on July 28, 2015 | Jason Major
    Ceres’ topography is revealed in full (but false) color in a new map created from elevation data gathered by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, now nearly five months in orbit around the dwarf planet orbiting the Sun within the main asteroid belt. With craters 3.7 miles (6 km) deep and mountains rising about the same distance from its surface, Ceres bears a resemblance to some of Saturn’s frozen moons. “The craters we find on Ceres, in terms of their depth and diameter, are very similar to what we see on Dione and Tethys, two icy satellites of Saturn that are about the...
  • Police identify driver (Illegal?) in Leesburg hit and run

    07/28/2015 11:14:04 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    Loudoun Times-Mirror ^ | July 28, 2015 | Crystal Owens
    Leesburg Police have identified the suspect in a hit and run incident Monday that left a pedestrian in critical condition. Jose Pablo Hernandez Reyes, 47, of no fixed address, has been identified as the driver of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado truck that struck 57 year-old Fidel Antonio Cruz Villacorta of Leesburg approximately 5:12 p.m. as he was crossing the street in the area of 64 Plaza St. NE. At the time of the crash, the suspect had exited a business’s parking lot and was heading south on Plaza Street when he struck the victim. The victim was taken by AirCare...
  • Donald Trump now holds the biggest New Hampshire lead of any GOP candidate this year

    07/28/2015 11:12:12 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    vox ^ | July 28, 2015, 12:50 p.m. ET | Andrew Prokop
    When Donald Trump soared to the top of national polls earlier this month, Republicans had one hope — at least he wasn't yet leading in any early states! He is now. The past two polls of the New Hampshire GOP primary have both shown Trump in first place, and not by small margins. NBC/Marist shows him leading Jeb Bush by 7 points, and Monmouth University shows him up by 12.
  • Houston’s Lesbian Mayor Makes Sick Move Against Christians… Texas Court Slaps Her Down

    07/28/2015 11:03:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 7/28/15 | Conservative Tribune
    In May 2014, the city council of Houston, backed by the first openly gay mayor in America, Annise Parker, passed an equal rights ordinance that provided special protections against discrimination for certain individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Texas Supreme Court has now ruled that the city must either repeal the controversial measure, or place it on the ballot for the next general election. Critics had argued the ordinance would place an undue burden and risk on religious institutions and pushed back against it by rallying support with a petition to overturn the new law. The city...
  • The Secret Roots of Liberation Theology

    07/28/2015 11:03:05 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | Apr 23, 2015 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    Liberation theology, of which not much has been heard for two decades, is back in the news. But what is not being mentioned is its origins. It was not invented by Latin American Catholics. It was developed by the KGB. The man who is now the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, secretly worked for the KGB under the code name “Mikhailov” and spent four decades promoting liberation theology, which we at the top of the Eastern European intelligence community nicknamed Christianized Marxism. Liberation theology has been generally understood to be a marriage of Marxism and Christianity. What...
  • Mark Cuban just praised Donald Trump for being 'the best thing to happen to politics'...<tr>

    07/28/2015 11:02:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Colin Campbell
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had nothing but praise for fellow billionaire Donald Trump in a recent post on social media. Cuban, writing on his Cyber Dust app, said the Republican presidential candidate was "probably the best thing to happen to politics in a long long time." *snip* But Cuban said the only thing that mattered was Trump's breaking political orthodoxy by saying what was truly on his mind. "I don't care what his actual positions are," Cuban wrote. "I don't care if he says the wrong thing. He says what's on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than...
  • Caption this Marine Recruit picture (Vanity)

    07/28/2015 11:01:34 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 32 replies
  • Obama Says ‘I Could Win’ 3rd Term as President

    07/28/2015 10:56:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Peter Baker
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Obama asserted on Tuesday that he could win a third term if allowed by the Constitution, but said he was looking forward to life after the presidency, when he will be able to take a walk and spend more time with his family. As he wrapped up what may be his final trip to Africa while in office, Mr. Obama took aim at some of the continent’s gerontocracy and called on long-entrenched leaders to step down, declaring that “nobody should be president for life.” But it led to an off-the-cuff riff about his own improved...
  • What Congress is About to Pass Could Shut Down My Website

    07/28/2015 10:53:01 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    LTC Allen West ^ | 7/28/15 | LTC Allen West
    We’ve recently brought to your attention two instances of nebulous language: the comments of retired General Wesley Clark about putting extremists in internment camps, and the new order making parts of our immigration naturalization oath optional for certain “religious” groups. Words have meaning, and when they’re not specific, they’re left to interpretation. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has demonstrated such by redefining the taxing authority of the Congress, as well as what a State means when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. And now we have yet another example of dangerously nebulous language emanating from Capitol...
  • Mississippi school district fined $7500 for opening assembly with prayer

    07/28/2015 10:51:29 AM PDT · by Resolute Conservative · 5 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Samuel Smith, Christian Post
    Allowing a school assembly honoring high-achievers to open with a prayer made one Mississippi school district $7,500 poorer - and a student who sued $2,500 richer. The Rankin, Miss., public school district was hit with the fine after U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves said it defied his prior order barring prayers school events. According to the judge, the prayer violated a 2013 court settlement that ordered the district to stop "proselytizing Christianity." The alleged violation, which came at an assembly last year for students who scored above 22 on their ACT college admissions test, prompted the judge to apply fines...
  • Which symbol killed 90,000 black babies last year? Planned Parenthood, not the Confederate flag!

    07/28/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 15 replies
    Found on the internet: Planned Parenthood /blacklivesmatter
  • Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to be released

    07/28/2015 10:50:20 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    A former U.S, intelligence agent sentenced to life in prison for spying on behalf of Israel against the United States will be released later this year, according to multiple reports on Tuesday.
  • Kasich Advisor Compares Donald Trump to a Drunk NASCAR Driver

    07/28/2015 10:49:17 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    A top adviser to Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign is comparing Donald Trump to a drunk NASCAR driver. Kasich’s political strategist, John Weaver, did not specifically mention the New York businessman in his Monday tweet about the upcoming Republican presidential debate. But there’s no question who he is referring to. “Imagine a NASCAR driver mentally preparing for a race knowing one of the drivers will be drunk,” Weaver wrote on Twitter. “That’s what prepping for this debate is like.” Trump, who has not been shy about attacking his rivals in the Republican race, is expected to have one of...
  • Where’s The Outrage? cc: @JebBush, @GovernorPerry, @MarcoRubio, @ScottWalker, @CarlyFiorina

    07/28/2015 10:43:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | July 27, 2015 | Erick Erickson, editor
    UPDATE: I have removed Governor Jindal’s twitter handle from the title. His staff reached out to me to say he is not engaging in politics right now. In the wake of the Lafayette shooting, he has gone off the campaign trail to focus on the situation in Louisiana. Today he is attending the funerals of the victims. —— It is stuff like this that has Donald Trump in first place, kicking everybody else’s back side. And it is stuff like this that is going to see Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% start rising in the polls. I realize Sen. Ted...
  • Sen. Cruz: Corrupt Ex-Im Deal Proves We Have Government Of, By, and For the Lobbyists

    07/28/2015 10:42:14 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | 07/24/2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Senate leadership colludes with Washington Cartel of big business and career politicians against the American taxpayer WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today gave a powerful floor speech shining a light on the corrupt deal struck by Senate Republican leadership to allow the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.Some key quotes are below, followed by a complete transcript and of Sen. Cruz’s remarks. Video above.“There is a profound disappointment among the American people because we keep winning elections and then we keep getting leaders who don't do anything they promised...”“We've had a Republican majority in both houses of Congress now for about six months. What has that...
  • Liberation Theology and the KGB

    07/28/2015 10:41:26 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | Feb 2, 2010 | Jay Richards
    The presence of Marxism in liberation theology is well-known, at least to seminarians who are critical readers. Practically every seminarian reads Gustavo Gutierrez’s Theology of Liberation at some point, but most laypeople find it hard to believe that there could have been (and continues to be) a widespread attempt to hybridize Christian theology and Marxism. A new article by Robert D. Chapman in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence begins to connect some dots. In “The Church in Revolution,” Chapman, “a retired operations officer in the Clandestine Services Division of the Central Intelligence Agency,” argues that the KGB infiltrated...
  • Trump's candidacy not all about him - no, seriously

    07/28/2015 10:37:58 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Chris Stirewalt
    If Donald Trump can lead his closest rival in New Hampshire’s Republican primary by a 2-to-1 margin even after mocking local favorite John McCain’s five years as a prisoner of war, it’s time for Republicans to drop the idea that Trump will burn out or be blown away. *snip* While there may be some who like the idea of a businessman in the White House, the core of Trump’s support seems to be among those chiefly interested in his power to smash the system – as a destroyer in chief. You don’t care too much about the policy views or...
  • Obama Asked Jon Stewart to Secretly Meet—Twice

    07/28/2015 10:36:50 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 38 replies
    Newser ^ | 7/28/15 | Kate Seamons
    A 2,500-word piece by Darren Samuelsohn for Politico certainly doesn't bury the lead: President Obama has twice asked Jon Stewart to make, as the story's headline puts it, "secret" visits to the White House to meet with him. The "previously unreported" meetings, which occurred in October 2011 (amid the budget battle) and February 2014 (right before Obama discussed Russia and Ukraine on TV), were confirmed via White House visitor logs and by three former aides to the president, and were used by Obama "as a chance to sell the administration’s ideas," per Samuelsohn, who interprets the meetings as such: "To...
  • Judge tosses case filed by Zimmerman's parents against Roseanne Barr

    07/28/2015 10:35:10 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 19 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 07/28/2015 | Elyssa Cherney
    A judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman's parents accusing comedian Roseanne Barr of invading their privacy and causing emotional distress when she retweeted their address three years ago. A lawyer for Robert and Gladys Zimmerman told the judge the couple has not felt safe moving back to their Lake Mary home since Barr called for "vigilante justice" in her March 2012 tweets.
  • ‘The Simpsons’ predicted President Trump way back in 2000

    07/28/2015 10:31:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 11 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | July 28, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    I always knew "The Simpsons" was a show ahead of its time. But, not even I remembered that the show had predicted the idea of President Donald Trump way back in 2000. The Simpsons predicted President Trump in 2000 That scene, as loyal Simpsons fans like myself remember, comes from an episode called "Bart to the Future" in which the show jumps ahead 30 years (to 2030) and imagines what each of the main characters will be doing. Lisa Simpson has just been elected president, following Trump's tenure in office.
  • Trump Represents Grass-Roots Anger (David Limbaugh)

    07/28/2015 10:31:22 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | David Limbaugh
    The long-simmering disconnect between the Republican Party's conservative base and its leaders in government has degenerated into a full-blown schism. While President Obama accelerates his increasingly radical agenda, the GOP, despite its congressional majority, can barely muster an objection, let alone block his momentum. Other than to offer a toothless public rebuke of Obama's destructive schemes, what was the point of the 2014 GOP congressional landslide? It's no longer just a small percentage of conservatives questioning the GOP. Our people are furious and rightly so. I've recently shared my opinion that Donald Trump's explosive surge is because of his giving...
  • UPDATE:Do you think people should be allowed to carry guns in public?

    07/28/2015 10:28:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Unkown
    What do you think? Do you think people should be allowed to carry guns in public? 355k votes 92%
  • Swedish military says divers' wreck find likely Russian submarine that sank in 1916 collision

    07/28/2015 10:24:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2015
    Sweden says a submarine wreck found last week in its territorial waters was most likely Russian World War I submarine the Som, which sank after colliding with a Swedish ship in 1916. Swedish Armed Forces spokesman Jesper Tengroth says investigators on Tuesday analyzed video footage provided by the diving company that found the wreck.
  • Pro-Second Amendment Pastor Shoots Church Intruder

    07/28/2015 10:23:49 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/15 | The Daily Caller
    A pastor shot and injured an intruder at the Church of New Beginnings in Baytown, Texas sometime after 6 a.m. Tuesday, police say. Pastor Benny Holmes was sleeping in his office when he woke up to the sound of someone attempting to break into the church. Holmes then armed himself and shot the burglary suspect in the right shoulder, according to ABC 13 Eyewitness News in Houston. The alleged intruder, identified as Lee Marvin Blue, was immediately taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is now in stable condition. Police described Blue as having an extensive criminal history. Last year, Pastor...
  • IRS Targeting of Conservatives Blamed on “Inadequate Funding” [semi-satire]

    07/28/2015 10:22:49 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 July 2015 | John Semmens
    In addition to harassing conservative activist groups it also was discovered that the IRS has been using these groups’ donor lists to select which taxpayers will be subjected to audits. President Obama blamed the Republican Congress for this outcome, saying that “if they weren’t so stingy with the agency’s budget this might not have had to happen. Ideally, the IRS should audit everybody’s tax returns, but this would require more employees and a bigger budget. Faced with the necessity to limit the number of returns it audits, the IRS made a reasonable decision to narrow the scope of its efforts.”...
  • Bush wants legal status for illegal immigrants

    07/28/2015 10:22:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/28/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush wants the 11 million immigrants in America illegally to have a pathway to legal status, he told Telemundo Monday in a Spanish-language interview. “For The 11 million people [undocumented immigrants in America], they must come out of the shadows, receive a work visa, start paying taxes and also pay a small fine, learn English, don't receive government benefits, but they come out of the shadows and they receive legal status after some time,” he said in the interview. Excerpts of the interview aired Monday, while the rest will show on Sunday.
  • HILLARY: I MIGHT STATE MY OPINION ON KEYSTONE PIPELINE AFTER I’M ELECTED

    07/28/2015 10:20:09 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/28/15 | by IAN HANCHETT
    HILLARY: I MIGHT STATE MY OPINION ON KEYSTONE PIPELINE AFTER I’M ELECTED Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded to a question on the Keystone XL Pipeline with “If it’s undecided when I become president, I will answer your question” on Tuesday. Hillary was asked if she would sign a bill to allow the pipeline’s construction, she answered, “Well, as you know, I was the secretary of state who started that process. I was the one who put into place the investigation. I have now passed it off — as obvious, because I’m no longer there, to Secretary Kerry. This is...
  • The Marxist Roots of Black Liberation Theology

    07/28/2015 10:19:55 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | Apr 2, 2008 | Anthony B. Bradley
    What is Black Liberation Theology anyway? Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright catapulted black liberation theology onto a national stage, when America discovered Trinity United Church of Christ. Understanding the background of the movement might give better clarity into Wright's recent vitriolic preaching. A clear definition of black theology was first given formulation in 1969 by the National Committee of Black Church Men in the midst of the civil-rights movementt: Black theology is a theology of black liberation. It seeks to plumb the black condition in the light of God's revelation in Jesus Christ, so that the black community can...
  • The Rise and Regulation of Craft Beer

    07/28/2015 10:17:31 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/22/2015 | Geneva Ruppert
    Michigan’s recently-deceased film subsidy program showcased the lure of the California dream — movie productions dotting the state, creating economic miracles everywhere they appeared. That particular vision did not come to pass, but there are better ways Michigan can meet, emulate or exceed California’s achievements and industry. After all, Michigan has more coastline, more fresh water and more craft breweries per capita than the Golden State. Michiganders aren’t alone in noticing and capitalizing upon the rise of craft brew. According to the Brewer’s Association, a group that promotes the interests of craft brewers, only the District of Columbia and Oklahoma...
  • Donald Trump wants to be the 'jobs president.' But how?

    07/28/2015 10:16:49 AM PDT · by Mariner · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | July 28th, 2015 | By Heather Long
    Donald Trump is the Republican to beat in the polls, yet most Americans don't know where he stands on the key economic issues. Visiting Trump's official campaign website isn't much help. It vows to "Make America Great Again!" but it doesn't say how. Lately, his campaign speeches have focused on immigration reform -- "Take the bad ones and get them the hell out." -- and bashing Washington's lobbying culture -- "I'm not using the lobbyists. I'm not using donors. I don't care. I'm really rich." But the economy is still the top election issue by far -- 44% of Americans...
  • Nepal's Draft Constitution Would Ban Religious Conversion

    07/28/2015 10:16:23 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Hindu Press International, Hinduism Today Magazine ^ | July 22, 2015 | Julia A. Seymour
    Nepal: HPI Note: This report is from a Christian website. Christians and Muslims in Nepal are criticizing the draft version of a new constitution that bans religious conversion. Spurred to action by the recent earthquake, Nepal's government introduced the draft for public comment on June 30, Reuters reported. The draft states that "any act which may be contrary to public health, public decency or morality or incitement to breach public peace or act to convert another person from one religion to another or any act or behavior to undermine or jeopardize the religion of each other is not allowed and...
  • AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO BAN BBQ RESTAURANTS

    07/28/2015 10:13:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 89 replies
    iamatexan.com ^ | July 25, 2015
    “If this resolution passes, we would be forced to close or move. It would destroy Austin barbecue.” says Aaron Franklin, owner of Franklin’s BBQ in Austin. Austin, Texas has long been a destination for Americans of all stripes in their quest to find the best barbecue in the nation. However, if the Austin City Council gets their way, food tourism may soon be a thing of the past. Austin City Council members passed a preliminary plan in April to put restrictions on smoke from barbeque restaurants. Some Austin residents complain of the barbecue smoke saying they can’t enjoy their homes...
  • Trump says that under Walker, Wis budget went from projected surplus to a deficit [mostly false]

    07/28/2015 10:09:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Politifact ^ | July 28, 2015 | Tom Kertscher
    On July 25, 2015, the day after news that a Scott Walker ally had called him a "dumb-dumb,"Donald Trump delighted in dumping on the Wisconsin governor during a campaign speech in Iowa."I read this horrible statement from his fundraiser about Trump. I said, ‘Oh, finally,I can attack,’ "the New York businessman said to laughter in Oskaloosa. "Finally, finally."Trump--second to Walker among Republican presidential contenders in an Iowa poll earlier in the week--criticized him on several fronts. Then he made a claim about the fortunes of Wisconsin’s finances."Wisconsin’s doing terribly. First of all, it’s in turmoil,"Trump said. "The roads are a...
  • Criminal Referral As Hillary's Web Of Lies Keeps Unraveling

    07/28/2015 10:02:33 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Juky 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Such is the self-absorbed arrogance of the Clintons that Hillary actually thought she could get away with the criminal activity of conducting her government business on a personal server and keeping and transmitting classified data in violation of federal law. It was a server as vulnerable to foreign hacking as any in the private sector that has been hacked, or the servers at the foreign-hacked Office of Personnel Management. She put her country at risk, and now her personal political ambitions as well. Only the disinterested Justice Department of the administration she served and a sycophantic press will save her...
  • Video shows Hillary Clinton boarding Private Jet just hours after launching Global-Warming push

    07/28/2015 10:01:03 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7-27-2015 | David Martosko
    Just hours after Hillary Clinton unveiled her presidential campaign's push to solve global warming through an aggressive carbon-cutting plan, she sauntered up the steps of a 19-seat private jet in Des Moines, Iowa. The aircraft, a Dassault model Falcon 900B, burns 347 gallons of fuel per hour. And like all Dassault business jets, Hillary's ride was made in France. The Trump-esque transportation costs $5,850 per hour to rent, according to the website of Executive Fliteways, the company that owns it. And she has used the same plane before, including on at least one trip for speeches that brought her $500,000...
  • Joyce Mitchell, N.Y. prison worker, pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

    07/28/2015 9:57:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Michael Hill - AP
    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run. Joyce Mitchell, a tailor shop instructor at Clinton Correctional Facility, wept as she pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree promoting prison contraband, a felony, and misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal facilitation. Mitchell, 51, faces a sentence of 2⅓ years to 7 years in prison under terms of a plea deal with prosecutors. A sentencing date was not announced. Her lawyer said his client won’t be able...
  • Obama, Black Liberation Theology, and Karl Marx

    07/28/2015 9:56:25 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2008 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Not having a theology degree, nor even a Ph.D., and being, too, a bit naďve regarding matters of high-brow philosophical currents throughout the ages, I have to admit that when I first read Karl Marx' essay, The Jewish Question, I was actually stunned by its contents. First off, my rather cursory education in various philosophies and in Marxism, particularly, did not prepare me for the bitter thrust of old Karl's potent anti-Semitism. In fact, until reading this particular essay, I would have never, in a million years, connected much of anything whatsoever Marxian with Jew hate. Who would? After all,...
  • Cruz Hires Additional Early State Staff

    07/28/2015 9:56:06 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/28/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced the hire of Jake Dagel as Iowa senior field director and Steven Wright as South Carolina low country field director. They both join their respective state directors, Bryan English in Iowa and LaDonna Ryggs in South Carolina, to support and continue building a strong, grassroots coalition in the early caucus and primary states.“Both Iowa and South Carolina are critically important states to our campaign, and I am thrilled that both Jake and Steven will be joining our team,” said Sen. Cruz. “Jake is a strong principled conservative who has demonstrated...
  • Bobby Jindal Calls for States to Follow Louisiana’s Example in Toughening Gun Laws

    07/28/2015 9:55:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | ASHLEY SOUTHALL
    Until Sunday, Mr. Jindal and most of his Republican rivals had deflected questions in recent days over whether the killings reflected a need for tighter gun control laws. On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Mr. Jindal called for states to adopt laws similar to Louisiana’s that feed information about mental illness into a federal background check system for potential gun buyers.
  • Mind-Blowing Temperature Fraud At NOAA

    07/28/2015 9:54:47 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Real Science ^ | July 27, 2015 | Steven Goddard
    The measured US temperature data from USHCN shows that the US is on a long-term cooling trend. But the reported temperatures from NOAA show a strong warming trend. They accomplish this through a spectacular hockey stick of data tampering, which corrupts the US temperature trend by almost two degrees.
  • Do You Approve of Ted Cruz Calling Mitch McConnell a Liar on the Senate Floor? [POLL]

    07/28/2015 9:50:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    KFYO-AM ^ | July 28, 2015 | Chad Hasty
    Senator Ted Cruz has drawn both praise and scorn for comments made last Friday on the Senate floor. According to the Texas Tribune, Cruz upset some by calling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar. “I have listened to the comments of my colleague, the junior senator from Texas, both last week and this week, and I would have to say that he is mistaken,” Cornyn said. At issue: Cruz on Friday accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — a Cornyn ally — of telling a “flat-out lie” to Senate Republicans over movement of legislation related to an obscure, controversial...
  • Proverbs 15:1-33 (Ecumenical)

    07/28/2015 9:50:27 AM PDT · by kosciusko51 · 15 replies
    The Holy Bible ^ | N/A | Various
    A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly. The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Watching the evil and the good. A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit. A fool rejects his father’s discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible. Great wealth is in the house of the righteous, But trouble is in the income of the wicked. The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts...
  • Story That 'Haunted' New Yorkers Since 1964 Becomes a Movie

    07/28/2015 9:50:10 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies
    Newser ^ | 07/27/2015 | Brownie Marie
    Kitty Genovese's gruesome killing to become feature film A legendary New York City crime that once inspired soul-searching and public debate is finally coming to the big screen. Spoiler alert: It's called "37," after the number of witnesses who allegedly watched, listened, or did nothing while Queens resident Kitty Genovese was raped and fatally stabbed. Starring "True Detective" actor Michael Potts and "Orange is the New Black" actress Samira Wiley, the 18-day shoot is triggering strong reactions and memories among neighbors, the New York Times reports. "This story had the greatest impact on me as child," a resident said during...