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  • STUDENT ROBBED AT GUNPOINT, SAYS HE DESERVED IT DUE TO HIS 'PRIVILEGE'

    11/29/2014 8:12:32 PM PST · by South40 · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Nov 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Oliver Friedfeld, a senior at Georgetown University (GU) and his roommate were recently mugged at gun point -- but Frieldfeld says he deserved it because of his "privilege." In an oped for the GU newspaper, The Hoya, Friedfeld wrote that he "can hardly blame" the assailants for robbing him. He argued that income inequality is to blame for the incident. "Who am I to stand from my perch of privilege, surrounded by million-dollar homes and paying for a $60,000 education, to condemn these young men as ‘thugs?’ It’s precisely this kind of ‘otherization’ that fuels the problem," Friedfeld wrote.
  • Ferguson grand jury has reached decision [Announcement Tonight]

    11/24/2014 12:58:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Associated Press Columbus Dispatch ^ | 11/24/2014 | David A. Lieb and Aandale Gross
    A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a lawyer for Brown’s family said today. The panel has been considering charges against Darren Wilson, the white suburban St. Louis officer who fatally shot the black 18-year-old after a confrontation in August. The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office has told the family the decision will be announced after 5 p.m., attorney Benjamin Crump told The Associated Press. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was traveling to St. Louis from the Capitol this afternoon, spokesman Scott Holste told the AP,...
  • NJ Nurse in Quarantine Whines About the Way She Was Treated

    10/26/2014 12:13:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/25/2014 | Rick Moran
    I read this account of Kaci Hickox, a nurse for Doctors without Borders who returned from West Africa and was placed in quarantine as a result of the new policy adopted by New Jersey, with a growing sense of outrage and disgust.She says there’s “disorganization” and “fear.” She says people treated her “like a criminal.” She says she worries that other health workers returning from Africa will also be put upon.The fact that all four cases of Ebola in America are directly connected to returning health care workers from Africa doesn’t seem to penetrate; that the routine screening done...
  • Alleged California cop killer was deported twice

    10/26/2014 12:08:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The criminal who shot multiple California sheriff’s deputies on Friday, killing two, originally told authorities that he was Marcelo Marquez of Salt Lake City. Fingerprint analysis has since revealed that his actual name is Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, and he already has a lengthy history with ICE. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said that the fingerprints of the suspected shooter match those of a man named Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte. Monroy-Bracamonte was initially deported to Mexico in 1997 after being convicted of dug possession in Arizona. Four years later, he was arrested and deported again for an unspecified offense....
  • Isis now 'just one mile from Baghdad' as al-Qaeda joins militants' fight against West

    09/29/2014 7:36:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 09/29/2014 | Jack Moore
    Isis fighters are reportedly just one mile away from Baghdad as reports emerge of al-Qaeda militants bolstering their ranks in Syria. According to the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, Isis was approaching the Iraqi capital on Monday morning, report The Independent. "The Islamic State are now less than 2km away from entering Baghdad," a spokesperson said. "They said it could never happen and now it almost has. Obama says he overestimated what the Iraqi Army could do. Well you only need to be here a very short while to know they can do very very little."...
  • BREAKING: McDaniel Supporters Barred From Reviewing Voter Rolls in Nine Mississippi Counties

    06/27/2014 1:16:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/27/14 | Jim Hof
    Breaking– The Chris McDaniel campaign identified multiple Mississippi counties in which enough improper ballots were cast that a legal challenge to the outcome of the election is warranted.This comes after 25,000-35,000 Democrat votes helped push Thad Cochran to victory over Chris McDaniel (by 6,880 votes) in the June 24 runoff.The McDaniel campaign has already found 1,000 examples in one county of Democrats who voted in the June 3rd primary as Democrats and then crossed over into the Republican primary this week.This is illegal and their votes should not be counted.Update—–Lindsay Krout, a volunteer working in Mississippi, was barred from reviewing...
  • NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 to Do Nothing, Basically

    06/14/2014 7:12:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/13/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Former first child (now with child) Chelsea Clinton had a $600,000 annual contract at NBC News, Politico reports, where she served as a "special correspondent" and was deemed to be mostly useless, if not "one of the most boring people of her era." That deal is over now, but Clinton is still being paid by the network (which has also hired Luke Russert, Meghan McCain, and Jenna Bush ... ) on a month-to-month basis, with complicating factors including her pregnancy and the good odds her mother is running for president. -snip- That work included little of note, either journalistically or...
  • Principal who told kids not to speak Spanish will lose job

    03/19/2014 1:48:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/19/14 | Lisa Gray
    The Hempstead school board won't renew the contract of a principal who instructed her students not to speak Spanish, in a rapidly-evolving district where more than half of the students, like many Texas schools, are now Hispanic. Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey was placed on paid administrative leave in December after reportedly announcing, via intercom, that students were not to speak Spanish on the school's campus. The Hispanic population of the rural area, roughly 50 miles northwest of Houston, is growing quickly, and Latino advocates say that it's important to allow Spanish in public schools.
  • ‘Tonight Show’ Favorite, Comedian David Brenner Dies At 78

    03/15/2014 5:09:15 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies
    NY CBS Global ^ | March 15, 2014
    Comedian David Brenner passed away Saturday, a spokesman for his family said. He was 78. Jeff Abraham, who was Brenner’s publicist, said the “Tonight Show” favorite died Saturday afternoon at his home in New York City. The gangly, toothy Brenner made more than 150 appearances as a guest and substitute host on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” starting in the 1970s. The exposure turned the former documentary filmmaker into a hot comedian. Brenner was a regular on other TV talk shows and game shows and starred in four HBO comedy specials. He also briefly hosted his own syndicated talk show in...
  • Internet administration to shift from U.S. to global stage

    03/14/2014 6:48:25 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | March 14, 2014 | ERIN MERSHON and JESSICA MEYERS
    The U.S. Commerce Department is relinquishing its hold over the group that manages the Internet’s architecture amid pressure to globalize its functions in the wake of reports about NSA surveillance. The National Telecommunications & Information Administration, a Commerce Department agency, said Friday it is transitioning the function to the “global Internet community.” The decision marks a dramatic change. Since the Internet’s inception, the United States has played a leading role in the management of critical back-end Web work, including management of .com and other domain names. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has performed those functions under...
  • Commission Finds ‘No Compelling Medical Reason’ To Exclude Transgender Americans From Military

    03/13/2014 2:34:00 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday. The report said Department of Defense regulations designed to keep transgender people from joining or remaining in the military on the grounds of psychological and physical unfitness are based on outdated beliefs that require thousands of current service members either to leave the service or to forego the medical procedures...
  • Sheila Jackson lee: us has been operating under Constitution for 400 years

    03/12/2014 3:51:29 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2014
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) either misspoke or showed her historical ignorance in a speech on the House floor when she declared that United States has been operating under our Constitution for 400 years...
  • McConnell: We're Going to 'Crush' Tea Party Candidates in GOP Primaries This Year

    03/10/2014 3:48:49 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/10/14 | guy benswon
    Provocative comments over the weekend from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will provide grist for the 'grassroots vs. establishment' mill for some time. In an interview with the New York Times about the 2014 election cycle, McConnell predicted that Tea Party-backed Senate candidates will get wiped out in GOP primaries this year: This election season, Republicans led by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky are taking a much harder line as they sense the majority within reach. Top congressional Republicans and their allies are challenging the advocacy groups head on in an aggressive effort to undermine their credibility. The goal is...
  • Jeremiah Wright's Daughter Convicted of Fraud

    03/08/2014 5:06:25 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Jeremiah Wright's Daughter Convicted of Fraud On Friday, a federal jury took less than two hours to convict the daughter of President Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, of fraud. Jeri Wright was found guilty of a fraud scheme that siphoned thousands of taxpayer dollars intended for a not-for-profit work and education program known as We Are Our Brother's Keeper. Prosecutor Timothy Bass said Jeri Wright lied "over and over" and went on a "spending spree" that included traveling to Las Vegas, buying vehicles, and remodeling her basement with cash from the money laundering scheme. She was found guilty...
  • Supreme Court Rules Police May Search A Home Without Obtaining A Warrant

    02/27/2014 6:01:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Russia Today via zerohedge ^ | 2/27/14 | Russia Today Tyler Durden
    If the most disturbing, if underreported, news from yesterday, was Obama's "modification" of NSA capabilities, which contrary to his earlier promises, was just granted even greater powers as phone recording will now be stored for even longer than previously, then this latest development from the Supreme Court - one which some could argue just voided the Fourth amendment - is even more shocking. RT reports that the US Supreme Court has ruled that police may search a home without obtaining a warrant despite the objection of one occupant if that occupant has been removed from the premises. With its 6...
  • Convicted Terrorist Worked as Obamacare Navigator in Illinois

    02/27/2014 8:10:54 AM PST · by njslim · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 26, 2014 4:33 PM | Jillian Kay Melchior
    A terrorist from Jordan briefly worked as an Obamacare navigator in Illinois while authorities remained unaware of her conviction for involvement in a deadly grocery store bombing and two other attacks. Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was convicted in Israel for her role in several bombings, including the 1969 attack on an upscale Shufersol grocery store, which killed two Hebrew University students who had stopped in to buy groceries for a hiking trip in the Jerusalem hills.
  • California Couple Finds $10M Buried Treasure in Back Yard

    02/25/2014 7:26:13 PM PST · by shove_it · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 25 Feb 2014 | Dina Abou Salem
    A California couple spotted the edge of an old can on a path they had hiked many times before. Poking at the can was the first step in uncovering a buried treasure of rare coins estimated to be worth $10 million. "It was like finding a hot potato," the couple told coin expert Dr. Don Kagan from Kagin's, Inc. The couple hired the president of Kagin's, Inc. and Holabird-Kagin Americana, a western Americana dealer and auctioneer, to represent them. "Since 1981, people have been coming to us with one or two coins they find worth a few thousand dollars,...
  • ARMY CUTS WILL TAKE IT BACK TO PRE-WORLD WAR II LEVELS

    02/25/2014 3:26:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies
    Human Events ^ | February 25, 2014 | John Hayward
    As Luke Skywalker said when he got his first look at the Death Star, “I’ve got a very bad feeling about this.” AFP reports on plans to take the U.S. Army back to pre-World War II levels – which, as you may recall, turned out to be a problem when World War II rolled around. The Pentagon plans to scale back the US Army by more than an eighth to its lowest level since before World War II, signaling a shift after more than a decade of ground wars. Saying it was time to “reset” for a new era, Defense...
  • Comedy legend Sid Caesar dies at age 91

    02/12/2014 2:11:15 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/14
    Comedy legend Sid Caesar has died at the age of 91 after a brief illness, family spokesman Eddy Friedfeld said. His former colleague Carl Reiner's assistant told FOX411 that Caesar "passed away at his home this morning." Caesar hosted 'Your Show of Shows' with partner Imogene Coca in the early 1950s, and did "Caesar's Hour" solo from 1954-57. The shows were huge hits, and became breeding grounds for young comedy writers, including Reiner, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Neil Simon. "The one great star that television created and who created television was Sid Caesar," said critic Joel Siegel on the...
  • Scary 1929 market chart gains traction

    02/11/2014 1:36:19 PM PST · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 2/11/14 | Mark Hulbert
    That at least is the conclusion reached by a frightening chart that has been making the rounds on Wall Street. The chart superimposes the market’s recent performance on top of a plot of its gyrations in 1928 and 1929. The picture isn’t pretty. And it’s not as easy as you might think to wriggle out from underneath the bearish significance of this chart.
  • Actress Shirley Temple Dies At 85

    02/11/2014 8:14:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    ap ^ | Feb 11, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85. Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night at about 11 p.m. at her home near San Francisco. She was surrounded by family members and caregivers, Kagan said.
  • Hollywood star Shirley Temple dies

    02/11/2014 4:32:45 AM PST · by Keltik · 12 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 2-11-14
    Former Hollywood child star Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85. The actress found fame as a young girl in the 1930s in films like Bright Eyes, Stand Up and Cheer and Curly Top. After retiring from films in 1950 at the age of 21, Temple returned to the public eye as a Republican candidate for Congress and as a US diplomat. She died on Monday at home in Woodside, California, from natural causes. "She was surrounded by her family and caregivers," a statement said. Born in 1928, the sweet-faced, curly-haired Temple was one of the most popular...
  • Kerry: Green Energy Will Solve Climate Change, Create 'Mother of All Markets'

    02/04/2014 8:26:30 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/3/2014 | unknown
    Just as computer technology greatly expanded Americans' wealth in the 1990s, the clean energy market could do the same thing in the years ahead, Secretary of State John Kerry told the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Saturday. He touted climate change as a societal challenge and an economic opportunity: ... "The energy market that we are staring at--that is the solution to the climate change," Kerry continued. "Energy policy is the solution to climate change. That market, my friends, is a $6-trillion market today with 4 to 5 billion users today, and it will grow to some 9 billion...
  • Mexican man executed in Texas for killing a police officer is given a hero's

    02/03/2014 11:22:32 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 February 2014 | ALEX DELMAR-MORGAN
    Thousands of mourners poured out to see the burial of the Mexican man put to death by lethal injection in Texas last month, a move that has sparked diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and the central American state. Friends and relatives carried the coffin of Mexican Edgar Tamayo to the cemetery in his home town of Miacatlan, Morelos state, amid an outpouring of grief from local residents. The 46-year-old Mexican was controversially executed in Texas less than two weeks ago for the killing of a Houston police officer in 1994, despite outrage from human rights groups and last minute appeals...
  • Hillary Clinton hasn't driven a car since 1996

    01/29/2014 6:23:04 AM PST · by yldstrk · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 27, 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    She may be in the driver's seat when it comes to the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but Hillary Clinton says she hasn't driven a car in nearly 20 years. "I have to confess that one of the regrets I have about my public life is that I can't drive anymore," Clinton said in a keynote speech at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in New Orleans on Monday. "My husband thinks that's a blessing, but he's the one who should talk. "Last time I actually drove a car myself was 1996, and I remember it very well," the former first...
  • State of the Union guests: ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Willie Robertson

    01/28/2014 11:55:48 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/28/14 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Rep. Vance McAllister is bringing “Duck Dynasty” reality TV star Willie Robertson as his guest to the State of the Union address, the Louisiana Republican announced Tuesday.  I’m happy to announce that my friend, constituent & small business owner @williebosshog will be attending tonight’s #SOTU as my guest.— Vance McAllister (@RepMcAllister) January 28, 2014   During the closing days of McAllister’s 2013 special election campaign, Robertson starred in a TV ad supporting the Louisiana Republican, who he called his “good buddy.” Robertson’s name had been briefly mentioned as a potential candidate for the open seat when Rep. Rodney Alexander resigned in...
  • Obama hiking minimum pay for new federal contracts

    01/28/2014 7:29:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2014 7:40 AM EST | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour, the White House said Tuesday. The president will announce the increase during his State of the Union address. The increase from a national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour will not affect existing federal contracts, only new ones. Moreover, contract renewals will not be affected unless other terms of the agreement change. The order would be one of the biggest examples in the State of the Union of Obama’s vow to use presidential authority to push for policies...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Fla. Congressman to resign after cocaine scandal

    01/27/2014 9:13:21 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    970WFLA ^ | 1/27/14
    A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Trey Radel of Florida says the congressman will resign after pleading guilty to cocaine-possession charges last year. Dave Natonski says the freshman republican will step down Monday and will send a letter to House Speaker John Boehner. Politico first reported the upcoming resignation. On Nov. 20, Radel pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year of probation. He admitted to purchasing 3.5 grams of cocaine from an undercover officer Oct. 29 in Washington. Several GOP leaders had asked him to resign. But Radel had pledged to stay in...
  • Major Hollywood Producer Vows to Make the NRA ‘Wish They Weren’t Alive’ With Upcoming ‘Big Movie’

    01/16/2014 9:04:08 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 66 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/16/14 | Jason Howerton
    Big-time movie producer Harvey Weinstein revealed Wednesday that he is making an anti-gun movie with actress Meryl Streep that is going to make the National Rifle Association “wish they weren’t alive.” During an interview with Howard Stern on his radio show, Weinstein said the new full feature drama will take the NRA “head on.” He also said he’s never owned a gun and never will. “I don’t think we need guns in this country. And I hate it. I think the NRA is a disaster area,” Weinstein said. After first telling Stern that he shouldn’t reveal too much about his...
  • JC Penney to shed 33 stores, cut 2,000 jobs

    01/16/2014 12:23:51 AM PST · by South40 · 50 replies
    MSN/Reuters ^ | 1/16/2014 | Phil Wahba
    NEW YORK – J.C. Penney Co. said on Wednesday it would close 33 stores and cut 2,000 jobs as part of its efforts to return to profitability. Chief Executive Myron Ullman said in a statement the action "addresses a strategic priority to improve the profitability of our stores." Penney is the second major U.S. retailer in as many weeks to announce layoffs. Last week, Macy's Inc said it was eliminating 2,500 jobs. Those cuts will be offset over time as the retailer plans to add positions to its online business, leaving overall staffing levels unchanged at around 175,000.
  • Federal judge decides: Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional

    01/15/2014 7:49:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2014 | AllahPundit
    He’s a Clinton appointee but he’s been sitting on this case for, if you can believe it, nine years. Maybe that’s because he was waiting for the Supremes to tackle the issue or maybe he just didn’t want to touch it in a state as red as Oklahoma. Either way, the plaintiffs were unhappy. They’re happier today. “The Court holds that Oklahoma’s constitutional amendment limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” U.S. District Court Judge Terence Kern wrote.The ruling will not go into effect immediately, Kern decided, issuing a...
  • Obama On Executive Actions: ‘I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’

    01/14/2014 1:13:56 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 62 replies
    CBS ^ | January 14, 2014 | NA
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC/AP) — Calling for “all hands on deck” to assist the economy, President Barack Obama is urging his Cabinet to identify ways to keep his administration relevant to people struggling in the up-and-down recovery. With two weeks left before delivering an economy-focused State of the Union address to Congress, Obama is picking up the pace of his jobs message and demonstrating how he can advance his economic agenda administratively and through his ability to coax action from important interest groups. “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans...
  • Octomom Charged with Welfare Fraud

    01/14/2014 7:34:17 AM PST · by KFarrell · 12 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 1/14/2014 | Keith Farrell
    Does the Welfare State Share the Blame? Nadya Suleman, the woman who became famous for having herself artificially inseminated in order to give birth to octuplets, earning herself the name Octomom, has been charged with welfare fraud. Suleman, who has 14 children in total from artificial insemination, became the subject of controversy regarding over in-vitro fertilization when she gave birth to octuplets in 2009. Now she has been accused of felony perjury by false application for aid, and one count of aid by misrepresentation. Read More and Watch Video: http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/octomom-charged-welfare-fraud/
  • Now Chris Christie faces federal probe over using $4.7 MILLION of Sandy funds (shortened title)

    01/13/2014 12:01:18 PM PST · by centurion316 · 85 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 13, 2014 | Dave Martosko
    Beleaguered New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces a federal probe into the misuse of Superstorm Sandy relief money after his government supervised the funding of a 'Stronger Than The Storm' ad campaign featuring the governor and his family just weeks before his re-election, it was revealed on Monday. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officials are probing the use of $4.7m of hurricane rebuilding funds on the self-congratulatory tourism ads. Christie is already under fire in his home state following revelations that at least four of his aides and political appointees were involved in a scheme to manipulate traffic...
  • Boehner: Christie remains presidential contender

    01/09/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he believes Chris Christie remains a serious contender for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination, despite the traffic jam scandal engulfing the New Jersey governor. Reporters asked Boehner about Christie's problems on Thursday, even as the governor was holding a news conference in Trenton, N.J.
  • 2013 Reveals Global Warmists' Favorite Alternative Fuel: B.S.

    01/06/2014 3:28:37 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 6, 2014 | John Ransom
    Growing desperate in their justification for denying Americans the benefits of amply available domestic fossil fuels, scientists and bureaucrats are resorting to that last best hope of institutional mediocrities caught in lies. They are lying some more. As the real-time data refuses to confirm the dire predictions global warming models have given us that the use of fossil fuels are warming the world at the catastrophic rate, the bureaucrats have been forced to use some alternative fuel of their own: BS. The EPA for example has raised the ire of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee for ignoring...
  • Teacher Seized Christmas Candy Canes, Told Student ‘Jesus Is Not Allowed In School’

    01/06/2014 2:14:50 PM PST · by montag813 · 2 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-06-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right News Religious freedom advocates are calling on the West Covina Unified School District to adopt policy changes and issue a formal apology after an alleged incident involving bullying against a Christian student.Advocates for Faith & Freedom, an Irvine-based nonprofit law firm, issued a letter Monday on behalf of Isaiah Martinez, a first grader at Merced Elementary School who took traditional candy canes as Christmas gifts for his teacher, Valerie Lu, and classmates on Dec. 13, 2013, according to attorney Robert Tyler. Each candy cane came with a message attached that recited the history...
  • Bob Grant, Father of Conservative Talk Radio, Dead at 84

    01/02/2014 1:19:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1/2/13 | Bill Hoffmann
    Veteran New York radio personality Bob Grant — widely credited with inventing the conservative talk-radio format — has died at the age of 84. Grant, who lived in Toms River, N.J., passed away on New Year's Eve, according to the Branchburg Funeral Home. Grant began his career as a controversial talk show host in 1970 when he joined WMCA in New York and quickly bucked the liberal slant of many of the other hosts. The gravel-voiced talker's in-your-face opinions and regular telling off of callers often got him in hot water. He opened his show stating: "Good afternoon, ladies and...
  • Glenn Beck Makes a Very Exciting Offer to the Cast of ‘Duck Dynasty’

    12/19/2013 2:15:13 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 66 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/19/2013 | Erica Ritz
    “Duck Dynasty on TheBlaze” has a nice ring to it, according to Glenn Beck. One day after Phil Robertson’s comments about homosexuality earned him an indefinite suspension from the hit series “Duck Dynasty” on A&E, Beck offered the entire Robertson family a place on his own network. “[All the other networks] will fold to pressure,” he said. “They will all fold to sponsors. They will all fold to money because they are all in over their eyeballs are debt … the only reason why Phil was put on hiatus and not the rest is because it is a money-printing machine.”...
  • Federal Judge Calls Obamacare "Totally Ineffective" While Striking Down Contraception Mandate

    12/18/2013 7:36:44 AM PST · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    Yesterday, Judge Brian Cogan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, not only struck down Obamacare's contraception mandate as applied to religious non-profit organizations, but also sent a strong signal that federal courts were losing patience with President Obama's many stitches of executive power. Previous courts had ruled against President Obama's contraception mandate as applied to for-profit entities (see Sebelius v Hobby Lobby), but this was the first court to hold that participating in Obama's scheme to provide free birth control is a substantial burden on the free practice of religion (specifically the Catholic...
  • Obama Skips Gettysburg Address Anniversary

    11/19/2013 1:11:04 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 16 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Today marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address where he spoke eloquently about how our great nation would endure despite the ongoing Civil War. The short speech by Lincoln would go on to become one of the greatest speeches ever in American history and previous presidents have always honored the major anniversaries of this event. But not President Obama. Instead of standing upon the national park grounds of the battle of Gettysburg on the occasion of the 150th anniversary, he is spending the day meeting with editors of the Wall Street Journal and also with Secretary of Defense...
  • CMS tech officer: Roughly 30-40% of the ObamaCare exchange system still needs to be built

    11/19/2013 11:45:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2013 | AllahPundit
    Skip to 3:15 in the video below for the key bit. We’re 50 days removed from launch and Chao’s spent hours upon hours testifying about the website before Congress over the last few weeks. And somehow only now are we hearing about this.Am I awake? It's just mind-boggling. If the payment system isn't even built, how in the world did HHS or the WH think this thing could go live on Oct 1?— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) November 19, 2013 Two things as you watch. First, note that Chao’s talking about the entire online exchange apparatus here, not the front end...
  • SOWELL: The race-hustlers among us

    10/29/2013 2:20:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/22/13 | Thomas Sowell, a Genius in Our Time
    Years ago, someone said that according to the laws of aerodynamics, bumblebees cannot fly. But the bumblebees, not knowing the laws of aerodynamics, go ahead and fly anyway. Something like that happens among people. There have been many ponderous academic writings and dour editorials in the mainstream media lamenting that most people born poor cannot rise in American society anymore. Meanwhile, many poor immigrants arrive here from various parts of Asia, and rise on up the ladder anyway.
  • Henninger: Obama's Credibility Is Melting

    10/24/2013 10:44:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 23, 2013 7:14 p.m. ET | Dan Henninger
    The collapse of ObamaCare is the tip of the iceberg for the magical Obama presidency. From the moment he emerged in the public eye with his 2004 speech at the Democratic Convention and through his astonishing defeat of the Clintons in 2008, Barack Obama's calling card has been credibility. He speaks, and enough of the world believes to keep his presidency afloat. Or used to. All of a sudden, from Washington to Riyadh, Barack Obama's credibility is melting.
  • Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats

    10/24/2013 6:48:47 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 69 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 24 Oct 2013 | Jeane MacIntosh
    <p>A change to the Marine Corps’ uniform hats could take the hard-nosed Leathernecks from the Halls of Montezuma to the shops of Christopher Street.</p> <p>Thanks to a plan by President Obama to create a “unisex” look for the Corps, officials are on the verge of swapping out the Marines’ iconic caps with a new hat that some have derided as so “girly” that they would make the French blush.</p>
  • Best-selling author Tom Clancy has died at age 66

    10/02/2013 8:35:29 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 31 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 10/2/13 | HILLEL ITALIE
    <p>BALTIMORE — Tom Clancy, the best-selling author of "The Hunt for Red October" and other wildly successful technological thrillers, has died. He was 66.</p> <p>Penguin Group (USA) said Wednesday that Clancy died Tuesday in Baltimore. The publisher did not disclose a cause of death.</p>
  • Peter King: 'I Can Never Forgive Ted Cruz'

    10/02/2013 6:44:08 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 68 replies
    News Max ^ | 10/2/13 | Greg Richter
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., one of the leaders of a GOP "moderate revolt" on Monday, says he can never forgive Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas , for leading an effort to defund Obamacare as part of a budget resolution. "This was a doomed process from the start," King told CNN on Monday. King said he went along with a vote to defund the Affordable Care Act because he was told it would get the ball rolling and prevent the government from shutting down. Urgent: Do You Support Sen. Ted Cruz's Efforts to Defund Obamacare? Vote Here. "It's obvious now there is...
  • Lois Lerner, IRS official at heart of tea party scandal, retires

    09/23/2013 1:37:48 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | pdated: 3:35 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2013 | By Stephen Dinan
    Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS tea party targeting scandal, retired from the agency Monday morning after an internal investigation found she was guilty of “neglect of duties” and was going to call for her ouster, according to congressional staff. Her departure marks the first person to pay a significant price in the scandal, though Republicans were quick to say her decision doesn’t put the matter to rest, and pointed out that she can still be called before Congress to testify.
  • Bowhunting M-16 Sharpsooting, Skydiving Soldier Runs for Miss America

    09/15/2013 1:54:10 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 31 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Sept 11th, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    “She's a redneck boy's dream come true. Theresa Vail is a bowhunter, an M-16 sharpshooter, skydiver, national guard soldier, grease monkey, and also Miss Kansas. She's been a motorcycle racing queen and can skin out a deer with the best of them. And if that wasn't enough to melt your heart, she is also devastatingly beautiful. She is not, to say the least, your typical beauty queen contestant. She will also differ from past and present contestants in another way. She intends to let the whole world see her tattoos, which include the Serenity Prayer and the army's medical insignia....
  • OFFICIAL ARIZONA GOP BODY PASSES FORMAL REBUKE OF JOHN MCCAIN

    09/13/2013 3:15:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 13, 2013 | Mathew Boyle
    The Legislative District 26 Republican Party in Arizona has passed a formal rebuke of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for abdicating GOP principles in helping Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) secure votes to approve several of President Barack Obama’s controversial nominees.