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  • Russia in first raids on Syria's Aleppo since truce: monitor

    05/22/2016 10:32:05 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 3 replies
    Yahoo News (AFP) ^ | May 22, 2016 | Staff
    Russian warplanes hit a key rebel supply route to Aleppo on Sunday in Moscow's first strikes on Syria's battleground second city since a February ceasefire, a monitoring group said. "The Russian and Syrian warplanes together carried out at least 40 air strikes on the Castello road," Syrian Observatory for Human Rights chief Rami Abdel Rahman said. "They are the heaviest air strikes there since February, and they are also the first confirmed Russian strikes since the truce began," Abdel Rahman said.(Snip)The Castello road is a key supply route for rebels leading north out of Aleppo.
  • Dana Perino: Conservatives, here are 5 reasons why we should accept Facebook's olive branch

    05/20/2016 6:57:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Dana Perino
    Wednesday, I participated in Facebookís meeting with conservatives at the companyís headquarters in Silicon Valley. Even though I did the round trip in a little more than 24 hours, the West Coast feels a long way away from New York City. Geographically and culturally.
  • Carlson: Beck Acted Like He Wanted to be Zuckerberg's 'Manservant'

    05/21/2016 9:20:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Tucker Carlson said Friday he expected Glenn Beck to "cry [and] rend his garments while quoting James Madison" during a meeting this week between conservatives and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, not "suck up" to him. "He began the most extended assiduous suck-up I think I've ever seen a grown man commit," Carlson, editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller and a Fox News contributor, said in an interview, reports Politico. "He acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant ó it was awe-inspiring."
  • Glenn Beck: Facebook Employees ĎLiberalí but ĎNot Progressivesí

    05/21/2016 4:45:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 20, 2016 | Ezra Dulis
    Glenn Beckís blog on Medium dishing on his trip to Facebook headquarters declares that the employees he met, while left-wing, were not ďprogressives,Ē a term he has used to label Republican politicians such as Newt Gingrich.
  • Glenn Beck 'acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant' at Facebook meeting

    05/20/2016 5:11:22 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/20/16 | Hadas Gold
    Daily Caller editor-in-chief and Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson is not happy with how Glenn Beck acted at the Facebook meeting for conservatives this week. In an interview, Carlson blasted the radio and television host, saying he was sucking up to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. "I went to that meeting expecting Beck to cry, rend his garments while quoting James Madison, but that's not at all what happened. He began the most extended assiduous suck-up I think I've ever seen a grown man commit. He acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant ó it was awe-inspiring,' Carlson...
  • Glenn Beck: Facebook Made Us Feel More Welcome Than the Republican Party Has

    05/19/2016 3:37:26 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 58 replies
    time.com ^ | 05/19/2016 | Kirsten Salyer @kirstensalyer
    Glenn Beck: Facebook Made Us Feel More Welcome Than the Republican Party Has Kirsten Salyer @kirstensalyer 3:05 PM ET The conservative pundit discusses the details of his meeting with Mark Zuckerberg
  • Glenn Beck: Facebook meeting Ďfelt like the Salem Witch Trialí

    05/19/2016 11:45:14 AM PDT · by MNDude · 43 replies
    Radio host Glenn Beck is criticizing some of the other conservatives who joined him at a meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over allegations of political bias at the social media giant. Beck accused other conservatives in the room of being overzealous in their efforts to get the company to respond to their concerns. ďIt was like affirmative action for conservatives,Ē Beck wrote on his website on Thursday. ďI sat there, looking around the room at Ďour sideí wondering, ĎWho are we? Who am I?í Ē He said "a number of [attendees], I believe, felt like I did," but added,...
  • Facebook Owes You Nothing

    05/19/2016 5:12:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Thereís a lot of pearl clutching on the political right this week, so much so youíd be hard-pressed to differentiate it from the constant pearl clutching on the left. Facebook, it is alleged, ďcensorsĒ conservative news. But does it really? And does it matter? There are not many people in the United States younger than 50 who donít have a Facebook account. Exactly none of them were forced to open one. When they did they accepted the fact that they were playing in someone elseís backyard. Facebook owes the government no justification as to how it conducts its business as...
  • ACU Chief: Zuckerberg Meeting Just a 'PR Stunt'

    05/18/2016 11:30:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 18 May 2016 10:26 PM | Greg Richter
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said after a meeting with a group of conservatives Wednesday that he values their point of view and that people on the right are important to the social network. [Ö] Daily Signal Editor-in-Chief Rob Bluey was among the group who met with Zuckerberg and told Fox News Channelís ďOn the Record with Greta Van SusterenĒ that the meeting was a ďpositive step.Ē But Matt Schlapp, chairman of American Conservative Union, declined the invitation, saying that Facebook had no interest in talking to him when he asked them how he could best use the platform in conjunction...
  • Facebook pulls culprit out of hat before investigation gets underway

    05/17/2016 8:44:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/17/16 | Judi McLeod
    Not all conservatives come at the run when thumb-sucking Zuckerberg decided to toot his whistle Facebookís sham Ďself investigationĎ into the social media giantís alleged suppression of conservative news scheduled for tomorrow at Silicon Valley, had already come to a conclusion about who the culprits were ahead of the big get together. ďSeveral people close to the company, who also declined to speak on record, argued that if bias was being inserted into the trending section, it came from Facebookís part-time news curators acting on their own.Ē (The Guardian, May 16, 2016)
  • List of Attendees for Zuckerbergís Facebook Meeting are all Members of #NeverTrump MovementÖ

    05/16/2016 6:42:59 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 54 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 16, 2016 | sundance
    What do Glenn Beck, Carly Fiorina, S.E. Cupp, Dana Perino, Zac Moffett (Romney Campaign), and Arther Brooks have in common? They are all avowed members of the Never Trump coalition.† And according to recent media reports, they are also the names scheduled to meet with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to discuss Facebookís ideological censorship of political views. [Ö] ďI want to have a direct conversation about what Facebook stands for and how we can be sure our platform stays as open as possible,Ē Zuckerberg†wrote in a Facebook post†last week. ďThe reason I care so much about this is that it...
  • Glenn Beck, Anti-Trump ĎConservativesí to Meet with Facebookís Zuckerberg

    05/16/2016 4:58:37 AM PDT · by detective · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    On Wednesday, billionaire Mark Zuckerberg will hold a meeting with ďleading conservatives,Ē embattled The Blaze head Glenn Beck, and former George W. Bush Administration official and co-host of Fox News Channelís The Five Dana Perino, at the websiteís Menlo Park headquarters to discuss Facebookís conservative media suppression and censorship scandal. Last week it was reported that ďanonymous sources at Facebookís news team have confirmed to Gizmodo that, in addition to suppressing conservative news sources, the company suppresses stories about itself while artificially promoting stories about the Black Lives Matter movement.Ē In spite of this, Zuckerberg denies any wrongdoing, stating ďwe...
  • Top Trump Advisor: Hillaryís Platform Is to Start Wars in Middle East and Then Import the Refugees

    05/21/2016 8:06:50 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 95 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Top Donald Trump advisor Stephen Miller spoke with CNNís Brooke Baldwin today about Hillary Clintonís foreign policy. stephen miller hillary Stephen Miller pointed out the obvious: ďHonestly, I feel bad for Bernie Sanders supporters and Iíll tell you why. Thanks to super delegates, the Democratic party is on the verge of nominating the most pro-war, pro-Wall Street lawmaker in the modern history of the Democratic PartyÖ Hillary Clintonís platform is, I want to start wars in the Middle East and then import all the refugees into the United States and other countries without knowing who they are. Thatís a recipe...
  • Russia Urges Joint Action With US Against Syria's Al-Qaida

    05/20/2016 1:55:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 20, 2016 | AP
    The Russian defense minister proposed on Friday that Russia and the U.S.-led coalition launch joint action against al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known as the Nusra Front. A spokesman for the U.S. State Department said no agreement on such action has been made with Russia. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow had proposed to Washington that the coalition call on all factions eager to abide by a cease-fire in Syria to leave the areas where the al-Qaida branch is active by May 25. Then Russia and the U.S.-led coalition could conduct joint strikes against the Nusra Front and any other...
  • Google Honors Activist Yuri Kochiyama On 95th Birthday [Another Marxist]

    05/19/2016 6:24:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Traci G. Lee
    On what would have been her 95th birthday, Google is recognizing late activist Yuri Kochiyama with one of its most visible honors: a Google Doodle on the search engine's homepage.
  • ďNo More Blue Eyes And Light Hair!Ē Muslim Brags About Committing Genocide Of German People

    05/18/2016 4:00:17 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 61 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 5/17/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    A major Islamic researcher, highly respected in her field, has said outright Ďwe are going to destroy you completely from your culture down to your biological makeupí on a taxpayer-funded television stationĖa German equivalent of PBS or C-SPAN. ďNo more blue eyes.Ē ďNo more light hair.Ē This video significantly irritates me. Iíve been saying it over and over here, but Merkel is planning a total genocide of the German people by demographics. Merkel & Co. have alluded to it. The average (instead of Joe) ďMohammed on the streetĒ has said it. Now you have a major Islamic researcher, highly respected...
  • Finland and Sweden Inch Closer to NATO

    10/21/2015 6:34:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 20, 2015 | Kevin Knodell
    For months, Scandinavian countries have accused Russian military planes and ships of slipping into their waters without permission. Itís made many Nordic governments wary of the Kremlinís intentions in the Baltic Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Russiaís assertive behavior is driving Sweden and Finland ó two countries that have never been part of NATO ó closer to the alliance. At present, Norway, Denmark and Iceland make up NATOís Nordic members. According to Anna Wieslander at the Atlantic Council: Denmark has played a key role, with some support from the United Kingdom, putting Baltic Sea security and the perspective of relevant...
  • Putin denounces Soviet founder Lenin

    01/25/2016 11:12:57 AM PST · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 69 replies
    philly.com ^ | 1/25/16 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday criticized Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, accusing him of placing a "time bomb" under the state, and sharply denouncing brutal repressions by the Bolshevik government. The harsh criticism of Lenin, who is still revered by communists and many others in Russia, is unusual for Putin, who in the past carefully weighed his comments about the nation's history to avoid alienating some voters. At the same time, he signaled that the government has no intention of taking Lenin's body out of his Red Square tomb, warning against "any steps that would divide the...
  • Kremlin Urges to Immediately React on Growing Religious Intolerance in the West

    05/14/2016 9:18:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Intefax ^ | 5/13/16
    Moscow, May 13, Interfax - Boosting religious intolerance in certain Western countries and crisis of securing religious freedoms in zones of military conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa requires immediate reaction, the Kremlin official believes. The president's website informs that they talked about it at a session of the Council for Interaction with Religious Associations chaired by the head of the Kremlin administration Sergey Ivanov. Ivanov in his speech reminded that "today crisis in providing religious freedoms is seen in zones of military conflicts and on the territories controlled by terrorist groups in the Middle East and North...
  • PBS, ĎIndependent Lensí to cover gun violence with special 2-night event

    05/09/2016 10:17:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    newsday.com ^ | 5/8/2016 | Verne Gay
    On Monday and Tuesday, PBS will devote most of its prime-time schedule to a two-night event built around the theme ďArmed in AmericaĒ as part the serviceís ongoing coverage of gun violence. Two films under the ďIndependent LensĒ banner will air, followed by town hall discussions moderated by former ABC News correspondent Michel Martin (now weekend anchor of NPRís ďAll Things ConsideredĒ). (Both town halls were taped April 27 at Northland Church in Longwood, Florida.)
  • Leaked documents from ISIS headquarters show terror group and Syrian dictator Assad colluded....

    05/02/2016 2:49:21 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 5/2/2016 | Jenny Stanton
    The Islamic State and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad have been colluding, according to leaked documents. An investigation suggests there was co-operation between the regime and the terror group over the city of Palmyra, which was held by ISIS for nearly a year before it was retaken by Syrian forces in March. They also appear to show ISIS and the Syrian government made a deal to trade oil for fertiliser.
  • U.S. tells Pakistan it will have to fund F-16s itself

    05/02/2016 2:31:11 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 11 replies
    reuters | 5/2/16
    Is this a Obama Administration mistake, asking Congress to pay for their F-16'S? The United States has told Pakistan it will have to finance the purchase of U.S. F-16 fighter jets itself after members of the U.S. Congress objected to the use of government funds to pay for them. The U.S. government said in February it had approved the sale to Pakistan of up to eight F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp LMT.N, as well as radar and other equipment in a deal valued at $699 million. However, Republican Senator Bob Corker said he would use his power...
  • Norway to send 60 troops to train Syrian fighters

    05/02/2016 2:36:51 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 10 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/2/16
    again another country moves their troops into Syria without Syrian approval. Norway will send some 60 troops, including special forces soldiers, to train, advise and give operational support to Syrian fighters battling Islamic State militants, the country's prime minister said on Monday. The troops will be based in Jordan. The Norwegian Parliament will need to be consulted if the troops are to operate within Syria, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said. Norway had previously sent 120 soldiers to Iraq to help to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State in northern Iraq. Those troops are still in Iraq. Norway's decision...
  • Maureen Hayden: Cruz goes for ground game

    05/01/2016 4:18:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Kokomo Tribune ^ | May 1, 2016 | Maureen Hayden
    INDIANAPOLIS ó Itís no fluke that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stopped by Luccheseís Italian restaurant outside Elkhart on a barnstorming tour of Indiana this past week. The family-owned eatery is a local landmark. Located on a busy county road, it was started more than 30 years ago by a firefighter who'd learned how to cook for his firehouse crew. It's now managed by his son, a Republican county commissioner, and frequented by conservative GOP Congresswoman Jackie Walorksi when sheís in town. Owner Frank Lucchese confessed to being a John Kasich fan in the presidential primary race, but he understood why...
  • The Problem With Echo Chambers on Campus and Beyond

    05/01/2016 6:36:20 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | March 20, 2016 | Bryan Stascavage
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  • Israel: Trump Is A Global Security Threat

    04/30/2016 9:03:22 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 180 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | April 30, 2016 | Herb Brandon
    Israel: Trump Is A Global Security ThreatBy Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel ó April 29, 2016 Ö Security analysts in Israel have long believed that Donald Trumpís candidacy was not real. It was started and restarted in recent years. Perhaps an excellent marketing campaign to brand his real estate properties. But as Trump now allocates more of his own money (actually not his, but being loaned to Trump with online donations) his demeanor as an aggressive, serious candidate is now transparent. His lack of seriousness in addressing both domestic and foreign issues is anything but serious. ďMost alarming is...
  • Al Jazeera says it has been banned from Iraq over its reporting

    04/30/2016 6:04:39 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 4 replies
    dw.com ^ | 4/28/16
    Iraqi officials have reportedly revoked the broadcaster's license, marking the third time Al Jazeera has been banned in Iraq. The news organization says it was told it had violated codes of conduct and other rules. The Qatar-based news organization on Wednesday said its bureau in Baghdad had been shut down after the government accused it of violating laws. According to the pan-Arab broadcaster, Iraq's Communications and Media Commission (CMC) accused the company of "violations of the official codes of conduct and broadcasting rules and regulations." Those rules and regulations were issued in 2014 to regulate media coverage of the "war...
  • Lawmakers reject John Wayne Day over actor's racist comments

    04/30/2016 6:09:36 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 73 replies
    dw.com ^ | 4/29/16
    California politicians have voted down a proposal to designate May 26 - the actor's birthday - as John Wayne Day. The idea was rejected after some said Wayne had made racist comments against blacks and Native Americans. The resolution for John Wayne Day was submitted by Assemblyman Matthew Harper, who described Wayne as the "prototypical American Hero, symbolizing such traits as self-reliance, grace under pressure, resolve and patriotism." But Harper's colleague Lorena Gonzalez said Wayne's movies showed a lot of Native Americans being killed and that they sanctioned the white occupation of the continent. Assemblyman Luis Alejo also complained that...
  • Russia: US deployment violates Syria's sovereignty

    04/30/2016 6:07:05 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 12 replies
    dw.com ^ | 4/29/16
    A Russian official has criticized Washington's lack of authorization from Syria to deploy troops. The UN warned Damascus and Moscow of increased violence against civilians after a hospital was bombed, leaving 30 dead. Moscow sees the deployment of an additional 250 US military personnel in Syria as an affront to Damascus' territorial sovereignty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Russia's state-owned TASS news agency on Friday. "If we are talking from the position of the foreign minister, we - of course - cannot not be concerned over the fact that the US carries out such actions without coordination with...
  • Body of senior lieutenant Prokhorenko killed in Syria delivered to Moscow

    04/29/2016 1:55:47 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 12 replies
    Tass ^ | 04/29/2016
    MOSCOW, April 29. /TASS/. The body of senior lieutenant Alexander Prokhorenko killed when carrying out a combat task in Syria has been delivered to Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday. "Following special joint steps taken with the participation of representatives of the Syrian authorities and the Kurdish militia, the officerís body has been delivered to Moscow," the ministry said. The farewell ceremony with military honors will be held as agreed with his relatives.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Assad siege of Aleppo could be 'imminent,' experts warn

    04/28/2016 7:01:05 PM PDT · by Fhios · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/28/2016 | George Russell
    ... If Syriaís largest city is surrounded by government troops, the strategic situation in Syria could change very rapidly for the worse, not only for Syrians, but also for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoganóand for the Obama Administration, which has banked heavily on the crumbling peace talks to end five years of civil war and an expanding presence for ISIS amid the chaos. The encirclement would also be a major strategic advance for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has drawn his forces in Syria, but has also been helping the Assad regime conduct more focused military operations under a two-month...
  • RNC official: Donald hitting 1,237 won't matter

    04/28/2016 1:45:22 PM PDT · by wrrock · 99 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/28/2016 | Lori Ann LaRocco
    Donald Trump may be the only Republican presidential candidate who can realistically hit the magic 1,237 number for the majority of delegates, but according to a senior Republican National Committee official that does not mean he will become the GOP presidential nominee. "Even if Trump reaches the magic number of 1,237 the media and RNC are touting, that does not mean Trump is automatically the nominee," Haugland said. "The votes earned during the primary process are only estimates and are not legal convention votes. The only official votes to nominate a candidate are those that are cast from the convention...
  • Exclusive: Donald Trump Losing Unbound Delegate Race to Ted Cruz

    04/24/2016 7:15:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 24, 2016 | Tessa Berenson
    The group could be pivotal Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has a clear early lead in the Republican race for unbound delegates who can vote their personal preference on the first ballot at the Cleveland convention, according to a TIME survey, presenting an obstacle for frontrunner Donald Trump if he falls just short of the 1,237 bound delegates needed to clinch the nomination. Of the 63 unbound delegates who have already been named, 26 have told TIME or other news outlets that they are either committed to support Cruz, lean towards supporting Cruz or refuse to support Trump on the first...
  • US election: Credentials Committee could play hardball against Trump 'breaking rules'

    04/23/2016 3:50:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Ausgtralian Broadcasting Company ^ | April 23, 2016 | Michael Vincent
    Imagine this: Republican presidential candidate runner Donald Trump wins 1,250 delegates, but far from waltzing into the nomination, he is undone. Key points: ē'Whoever chairs Credentials Committee better bring Tylenol', Donald Trump warns ēIt is made up of two national delegates from each state and territory, and District of Columbia ēPolitical correspondent Tim Alberta says 'anything could pass' It is entirely possible that some of those delegates get blocked from entering the convention even before it begins. It would mean he would not get the nomination outright. To get into the convention you need credentials. "There is going to be...
  • Putin: if Erdogan doesn't stop supporting terrorists in Syria, I shall restore Constantinople to...

    04/23/2016 8:07:17 AM PDT · by bkopto · 114 replies
    AWD News ^ | Apr 16, 2016 | staff
    According to state-owned –†–ĺ—Ā—Ā–ł—Ź-24 news channel, President Vladimir Putin addressed a delegation of Ukrainian Orthodox Church and reiterated that nothing can shake Russia's perpetual blood alliance with Ukraine in spite of all malicious efforts exerted by the ruling junta in Kiev, adding, " rising neo-Fascism in Ukraine is like the infectious Gangrene which can spread across the European continent , and we, the people of the Russian Federation and descendents of the Soviet Union , we are determined to stop this plague." "Should Turkey not stop supporting al-Qaeda's Syria branch, I am indeed eager to end the job the late...
  • Politicians Respond to Target Allowing Men Into Womenís Restrooms

    04/23/2016 10:15:01 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 45 replies
    Red State ^ | 22 Apr, 2016 | Brandon Morse
    People are not pleased that Target is now allowing men and women to use whichever bathroom they want. Of all the reactions Iíve seen to it, ďI wonít be shopping at Target anymoreĒ is at the top. Boycott is now the name of the game, and itís not just Targetís former customers that seem to be calling for it. Politicians are now weighing in as well. Mobile County Commissioner, Jerry Lee Carl, posted a very forward message on his Facebook in response to Target. Do you really want your wives and daughters using the same restroom with every street freak...
  • The Porn Industry Is Terrified of Ted Cruz, Thinks Donald Trump Is a Joke

    04/23/2016 4:30:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 22, 2016 | Aurora Snow
    Now that the 2016 presidential election season is in full swing, which candidate(s) are people in the adult industry supporting? Every election year is a nail-biter for pornographers, who are wracked with worry over potential persecution from the next presidential administration. Demonizing the porn industry under the guise of protecting the publicís morality is an old politicianís trick. Charge XXX producers with obscenity, collect fines and put a dent in the debauchery. ďObsceneĒ porn is illegal but not all porn is obscene. Content that was considered extreme 15 years ago might be closer to the norm now. In the late...
  • New York never mattered, Ted Cruz won the Presidency

    04/22/2016 2:32:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    Red State ^ | April 20, 2016 | Michael Harrington
    The math is certain, it's time to move on to fighting Hillary. The current real numbers are just fine, Trump was expected to win New York, optimistic news I had received not with standing. Yes Trump got 90 delegates. Yes he did well. Yes Kasich got 5 delegates, his first in how long? Yes yes and yes. And No I am not even bothered. Real Numbers: Cruz 696 Delegates to Trumps 815 Delegates. Whats left now? California 172 Indiana 57 New Jersey 51 Washington 44 Maryland 38 Nebraska 36 West Virginia 34 South Dakota 29 Connecticut 28 Oregon 28 Montana...
  • L.A. Diary: Stoners for Trump, and a Case of ĎCruz-mentumí

    04/22/2016 5:08:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | April 21, 2016 | Michael Potemra
    When I was a lad, I very much enjoyed the comedy of Cheech & Chong. Tonight, at the Novo by Microsoft theatre in downtown Los Angeles, I got to see them live. Their humor comes from a gentler, and now rather distant, time in our nationís history, but only one of the many bits actually felt dated. Amid the drug-related and social-observation material came a genuine political surprise. An anti-Trump joke in the opening act fell a little flat, and a few minutes later, when the main act got under way, Cheech asked the audience, ďAre there any Donald Trump...
  • HUGE: Ted Cruz Earns FOUR Critical California Endorsements!

    04/22/2016 5:50:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Red State ^ | April 22, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    Today the Cruz campaign announced the endorsements of former Chairmen of the California Republican Party John S. Herrington and Tirso del Junco. They join former CRP Chairmen Ron Nehring and Michael Schroeder on the Cruz team From the campaign statement: ďAs a member of President Reaganís cabinet, Iíve seen first-hand how a great leader can change the course of our nation. Ted Cruz is the proven conservative leader our country needs to lead us to prosperity once again,Ē said Herrington. John S. Herrington served as President Reaganís Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1981-83, Deputy Assistant for Presidential Personnel from...
  • Trump vs. 'Conman' Reagan

    04/22/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When Donald Trumpís political credentials as a Republican and/or conservative are challenged, he likes to remind people that Ronald Reagan was a Democrat once and managed to evolve over time. Except that Reaganís conversion was real and he had two terms as governor of California to prove his bona fides before he ran for president as a conservative Republican. As Reagan campaign manager Stu Spencer and speechwriter Ken Khachiagin note in a Real Clear Politics piece: Yes, Ronald Reagan migrated from being a liberal Democrat to the gold standard for conservative Republicans. But Reaganís views evolved over four decadesí worth...
  • Donald Trump ďAbsolutelyĒ Wants to Change GOP Platform to Promote Abortion in Cases of Rape

    04/21/2016 9:58:45 PM PDT · by Slyfox · 70 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | STEVEN ERTELT
    In an interview with the Today show, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he ďabsolutelyĒ wants to change the Republican partyís current pro-life platform to promote abortions in cases of rape or incest. The comment is the latest in a long line of comments from Trump upsetting pro-life voters ó including multiple remarks praising the Planned Parenthood abortion business, saying abortion laws should not be changed and saying women should be punished for having abortions and flip-flopping hours later. Ö.. Below is the full text of the current pro-life platform in the Republican Party: THE SANCTITY AND DIGNITY OF HUMAN...
  • No, Trump Isnít on Cruz Control Yet

    04/20/2016 11:04:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | April 20, 2016 | Keith Koffler
    Donald Trump no doubt had a big win in New York. Heís on track to claim nearly all of the stateís 98 delegates in a victory that saw him not only smash the 50 percent mark Ė which allowed him to gain extra delegates Ė but win nearly every region of the state. But according to the widely respected Nate Silver, writing for his political website, FiveThirtyEight, Trump is still also on track to come up short at the convention. The main question is, will he get close enough to required 1,237 that he can maneuver his way over the...
  • Media Will Obsess About Trumpís Victory In NY, But Cruz Owned The Night With His Speech In Philly

    04/19/2016 10:34:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 192 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | April 19, 2016 | Scott McKay, publisher
    It wasnít a good night for Ted Cruz, who finished third in New York amid a landslide for Donald Trump in his home state. There was some talk, which turned out to be more hopeful than realistic, that because of the fact New York was a closed primary with registration rules so restrictive that you had to be registered as a Republican back in October of last year in order to vote in it the circumstances would serve to hold down his vote Ė perhaps even keep him under 50 percent. That didnít happen; with 70 percent of the vote...
  • Ted Cruz continues work to lock down Washington State.

    04/18/2016 3:48:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Red State ^ | April 17, 2016 | Moe Lane
    To refresh your memory: Washington State has 44 delegates, winner-take-most (majority takes all) proportional primary (20% threshold), with statewide and CD delegates. Closed primary (deadline to switch is next week; deadline for first-time voters is next month), but itís all mail-in. ÖAnd, just think! Five months ago, I would have had to write another three or four sentences to explain all of that. Now I can just assume that most of you folks will be able to follow along. Itís an ill wind, huh? Anyway, it turns out that Ted Cruz has already done the work Ė before the deadline...
  • Ted Cruzís Dangerous Ideologies

    04/17/2016 7:33:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Highbrow Magazine ^ | April 17, 2016 | Louis E.V. Nevaer
    Whenever Ted Cruz appears on television, I cringe as unpleasant memories of distant relatives cross my mind, reminding me of things best forgotten. And what is best forgotten is simply the Hispanic political tradition of severity. Think Francisco Franco. Think Fidel Castro. Think Ted Cruz? Yes, Ted Cruz is a would-be autocrat. My paternal grandmother, a Galician matron who despised sexism in all its forms, called it ďla maldiciůn gallega,Ē or ďthe Galician curse.Ē By that she meant the dreadful and familiar anti-democratic tendency in the political lives of the Hispanic world where dictators, strongmen, caudillos, and caciques have ruled...
  • Putin's Dangerous Russian Roulette

    04/16/2016 5:16:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Mark Nuckols
    There is a reason itís called Russian Roulette. Russians really are by nature reckless and irresponsible people. And Putinís dangerous games are one day going to end in tears, even as he and the Russian public are gloating over their most recent childish (but extremely dangerous) antics. With a foolhardy devil-may-care buzzing of a U.S. warship, the Kremlin once again demonstrates that Russia is a growing threat to global peace and security. And the ecstatic reaction of the Russian public to this incident underlines just how much Russia is moving towards a full war footing while America and Europe blithely...
  • Hmmm: Trump under 50% in poll of New York for first time this month

    04/15/2016 10:42:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 15, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via Red State, not a huge deal but worth flagging in case thereís another poll this weekend showing his numbers dipping a bit in New York on the eve of the primary. That would suggest a trend, and that would be a big deal given whatís at stake. To be clear: Trumpís going to romp in NY on Tuesday night, winning by 25 points or better, and will pick up something like 75 delegates even in a worst-case scenario. But since his path to 1,237 is so difficult, it matters a lot whether he ends up with 75 in New...
  • Tracking the Ted Cruz moment

    04/15/2016 8:57:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Salem News ^ | April 15, 2016 | David M. Shribman, executive editor, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
    He won a big victory in Wisconsin. He pierced the Donald Trump mystique. He even got some of the Capitol Hill lawmakers who regard him as a revolutionary and renegade to slink cautiously into his corner. By all logic, this should be a Ted Cruz moment ó if only the next primary werenít in New York. But on Tuesday, New Yorkers go to their polling places, and though Cruz has been the beneficiary of the calendar before ó his performance on Super Tuesday helped force out of the race Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a demographically identical and philosophically similar...
  • Evidence Points to the CIA Targeting Assad, Not Daesh in Syria

    04/15/2016 4:22:10 AM PDT · by all the best · 13 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | April 14, 2016
    Washington has jumped at the opportunity to provide massive amounts of weapons to Syria's so-called moderate rebels amid the ongoing ceasefire; it seems that the White House is not bothered by the fact that half of its arms have found their way into the hands of al-Qaeda, Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams note. Rebel fighters from the First Battalion under the Free Syrian Army take part in a military training on June 10, 2015, in the rebel-held countryside of the northern city of Aleppo The Syrian ceasefire is hanging in the balance, former Republican congressman Ron Paul and political analyst...