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  • GOP preps contempt resolution for top FBI, DOJ officials after missed Monday deadline

    12/05/2017 10:56:30 AM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 5, 2017 | Susan Ferrechio
    The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday will begin writing a resolution holding top FBI officials in contempt of Congress after the agency missed a Monday deadline to turn over key evidence the committee has been seeking for months.
  • Sea Shepherd’s Captain Paul Watson Defends Decision to End Southern Ocean Anti-Whaling Campaign

    11/16/2017 10:29:09 AM PST · by Oatka · 33 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Nov. 15, 2017 | gCaptain Staff
    Captain Paul Watson from the controversial marine conservation group Sea Shepherd says that a lack of resources and technology compared to the Japanese whalers has made it impossible for the group to effectively combat the killing of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. As the Japanese whaling fleet embarks on its annual whale hunt in the Southern Ocean, for the first time in 12 years Sea Shepherd will not be sending ships to the whale sanctuary. The group initially announced the decision to end the yearly campaign in August. “The reason that Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is not now...
  • Conservatives should not leave YouTube to triggered millennials but should join the conversation

    11/04/2017 11:19:35 AM PDT · by SquireWestern · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/2/2017 | Robert Hutchinson
    Many people over the age of thirty treat YouTube as sort of a joke. They use to use it primarily to watch clips of speeches or for how-to videos: how to fix a dishwater, how to set up a wireless printer. But in the past six months or so, older conservatives have begun to follow specific channels from a wide variety of perspectives – people with 1 million, 2 million subscribers and more. And they are now realizing that YouTube can be one of the greatest facilitators of communication in the world – a way for ordinary people to bypass...
  • Hillary Clinton tells Montreal audience ‘wave of activism’ can defeat forces trying to destroy...

    10/24/2017 12:32:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Star ^ | 10/23/17 | GIUSEPPE VALIANTE
    **SNIP** “Let’s not mince words,” she said in Montreal. “This is a new cold war and it’s just getting started ... We are in a global struggle between liberal democracy and a rising tide of illiberalism, authoritarianism and dictatorship. “That illiberalism comes in many strains, including in Russia’s aggressive efforts to destabilize — if not dismantle — the liberal world order.” The antidote, Clinton claims, is the “wave of activism” she said is inspiring her in the U.S. and around the world.
  • Georgia Tech Student-Activist Shot Dead by Campus Police

    09/18/2017 7:18:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 88 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 18, 2017 | Phil McCausland and Kalhan Rosenblatt
    An engineering student who was an LGBTQ activist was shot and killed by Georgia Tech campus police on Saturday night, officials said Sunday. The school identified the victim as Scout Schultz, 21, a fourth-year engineering student from Lilburn, Georgia, who police said was armed with a knife. Schultz, president of Georgia Tech's Pride Alliance, identified as non-binary and intersex and preferred to be referred to with they/them gender pronouns, according to the alliance's website. At a news conference Monday, Schultz's family's attorney said the student was experiencing a "mental breakdown" on the night of the shooting.
  • 'Well-oiled' activist ops targeting GOP reps at their homes, hijacking town halls

    08/24/2017 11:22:43 AM PDT · by RedWing9 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2017 | Maxim Lott
    The left has upped the stakes in its guerilla operations against Republicans, as deep-pocketed groups fund protesters to show up to the offices and even houses of congressmen to protest their lack of "town hall" meetings. ------- Local chapters of a left-wing group called “Indivisible” helped organize and lead those two protests. ------- ...in which left-wing groups throw their first punch by rounding up activists and training them to be as disruptive as possible during representatives’ town halls. ------- when lawmakers stop holding those events, the groups throw their second punch by protesting at their homes. ------- While local chapters...
  • POLL: Should President Trump Pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio?

    08/22/2017 3:03:45 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 41 replies
    Should President Trump Pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio? No Yes Not sure
  • Time to Deactivate Academia?

    08/15/2017 8:20:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 15, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Higher Education Establishment insists that its mission is just that. Academic insiders know better. "Activism in this broad sense rules the day in contemporary higher education," Zena Hitz, a tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis, writes in the summer 2017 issue of Modern Age. "The core purpose of the University of Texas, according to its mission statement, is 'to transform lives for the benefit of society.'" "Education is for the sake of 'social transformation,' says Harvard College--or 'the improvement of the world today,' according to Yale University." Yet and still, conservatives ready to high five each other and...
  • Back-stabbed on Obamacare. What now?

    07/29/2017 3:27:44 PM PDT · by Nateman · 14 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/29/2017 | Nateman
    7 back stabbing RINOs crossed the Red Line on Obamacare by voting no on repeal. Some of them have their reelection as far away as nearly 6 years. In order to REMEMBER in November the RAT FINKs who STINK I’ve created a memory aid. Use it often among friends and family so it can go viral. If you can think of something better I’d be happy to take any suggestions. The goal is to make these RAT FINKS into red hot radioactive waste nobody wants to touch come election day. Remember RAT FINK is the mnemonic !Routinely SNAFU Sue CollinsAlways...
  • Fight Back with Jay Howell, 18 June 2017

    06/19/2017 1:14:01 PM PDT · by wku man · 2 replies
    yours truly ^ | 19 June 2017 | Me
    Friday, I had a great interview with Greg Pruett, the founder and President of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance. The ISAA has been successful in getting anti-gun legislators voted out of office, getting city and county gun bans overturned (Idaho has a state pre-emption law, but when did a pesky little thing like the law ever stop penny-ante tyrants?), and in making Idaho the ninth state in the nation to pass a Constitutional carry law. Really, if you don’t know what Constitutional carry is, Google it. Better yet, get a copy of the Constitution and read it.
  • MAGA-TRAIN

    06/16/2017 4:33:51 PM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 17 replies
    6-16-17 | Self
    Trump needs our help. To be effective we must have a game plan. The MAGA-TRAIN Game Plan: 1) Call your DEM/GOP senator and congressman each week, every week until further notice. The call only counts if you speak to someone, otherwise keep at it. 2) No script, just express your opinion. 3) Ask friends/family to commit to do the same and pass it on. Reasoning: 1) Arguing with the brainwashed left changes nothing. 2) Arguing with the RNC is not as effective. 3) If everyone makes these calls each week every week, we can put pressure on the Uniparty. I...
  • Old Time Here - Concerned for Lack of Real Difference of Opinion

    04/23/2017 7:02:11 AM PDT · by texaszman · 88 replies
    Feedback from Old Time User
  • Pissed Off About Something? Here’s $15,000 To Start An Activism Team

    04/05/2017 4:34:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fast Company ^ | March 31, 2017 | Ben Schiller
    If you’re feeling angry about the issues of the day–from Trump’s immigration ban to moves to skirt internet privacy–here’s a new, more productive way to vent: Get paid to set up an activist group. The nonprofit Fight for the Future, which works on keeping the internet free and open, recently announced a campaign to start “A-Teams” (Activism Teams). It’s prepared to offer $15,000 for a month’s startup capital. And it’s enlisting non-traditional types, including journalists, lawyers, advertisers, therapists, nurses, and designers. “There are incubators and accelerators that every year fund companies that change the world. We want to do something...
  • Turning Point USA

    03/24/2017 5:30:22 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 1 replies
    Turning Point USA ^ | 3/24/17 | JR
    I was driving into work this morning and heard an ad for this site (http://tpusa.com) on the news talk radio station I listen to. Apparently some Lib professors were on their list and they were complaining about it. Amoung other things, their stated mission is to: "Launch, organize, and support student groups that exist to educate students about the benefits of limited government, capitalism, and freedom." Sounds great to me. No doubt some of you have heard of it, so what's you're opinion?
  • How Local Citizens Can Take Up the Fight Against Public Corruption

    03/17/2017 6:15:09 AM PDT · by milton23 · 3 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 3/16/17 | Brandon Muir
    We hear it all the time from politicians: They are finally going to stop the “waste, fraud, and abuse” in government. In states with more corruption, like Pennsylvania, New York, or Illinois, calls to clean up government are frequent as well. The problem is that these promises rarely come to fruition. This week—Sunshine Week—is a perfect time to stop waiting for someone else to fix these problems. Let’s look to citizens, and a push for more open government, to get the job done. As the saying goes, sunlight is the best disinfectant of all.
  • Blackberry Smoke steers clear of politics, sticks to music

    03/14/2017 6:26:48 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/14/17 | Sasha Savitsky
    Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke is sticking to what they know. "I don't think that our fans want to hear about our politics," lead singer Charlie Starr told Fox News. "We're not what you would call a politically-charged band." The Georgia native said their job as musicians is to offer their fans an escape from the often-harsh world, not share their politics.
  • A Day Without A Woman - 03/08 March on Washington [Grievance Politics Insanity on Display]

    03/07/2017 1:28:18 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 62 replies
    Women's March on Washington ^ | 1/20/2017 | Staff
    Q: What is the goal of A Day Without a Woman? A: The goal is to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the US and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face. We play an indispensable role in the daily functions of life in all of society, through paid & unpaid, seen & unseen labor. We must have the power to control our bodies and be free from gender norms, expectations and stereotypes. We must free ourselves and our society from the constant awarding of power,...
  • The 4th Circuit rules that Militias cannot use Military appearing weapons.

    03/05/2017 5:56:47 PM PST · by vannrox · 59 replies
    VANNROX ^ | 6MAR17 | VANNROX
    In case you were not aware of it, the 4th circuit court ruled that the 2nd amendment does not apply to military appearing weapons. Now, this is a curious ruling in that [1] it applies constitutional standards that are not present (the appearance of a firearm), [2] a ruling of 10-4 in favor of this (heavily stacked by liberal progressive -socialists), [3] affects the 2nd amendment, [4] which the liberals say does not apply to individuals but to militias. What is not reported in the media (aside from just about everything regarding this) is that the 2nd amendment applies to...
  • Fmr AG Loretta Lynch alludes to blood and death on streets; Says rights being ‘rolled back’ (video)

    03/05/2017 5:05:32 AM PST · by wtd · 32 replies
    New Zeal blog ^ | March 4, 2017 | Trevor Loudon
    WATCH: Fmr AG Loretta Lynch alludes to blood and death on streets; Says rights being ‘rolled back’ (video) “…They’ve marched, they’ve bled and yes, some of them died. This is hard. Every good thing is. We have done this before. We can do this again…” – Loretta Lynch, February 28 2017The official U.S. Senate Democrats Facebook page posted a seriously disturbing video of former attorney general Loretta E. Lynch on February 28, 2017. The video is less than a minute long, but speaks volumes. Lynch opens with the fear-mongering claim that people are experiencing “great fear and uncertainty.” What is...
  • Vanity: Live Report from UCSB - Ben Shapiro Lecture at Campbell Hall

    02/21/2017 8:19:02 PM PST · by RKV · 36 replies
    http://dailynexus.com/ ^ | 2/21/2017 | RKV Vanity - personal account
    Young America Foundation and the UCSB Republicans sponsored a lecture by author Ben Shapiro this evening. They overcame objections by the UCSB Black Students Union who attempted to cancel the lecture. Shapiro was well received by an overflow audience of over 700 students and community members with a modest line out the door. He spoke on a number of topics, emphasizing American greatness and opportunity. Seven police officers were seen outside the auditorium in case of protests. Shapiro last spoke at UCSB in 2013, has been banned from speaking engagements at other universities and was escorted off the CSU Los...