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  • I’ll take your Trump and Raise You the Facts!

    07/07/2015 9:16:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    the Avocado Chronicles ^ | 6/7/15 | PNoza
    Oh yes… I know everyone is tired of hearing about Donald Trump and his illegal alien talk, but I felt the need to write a rebuttal. Before I go on, I must say that we can all pretty much agree that Donald Trump running for POTUS is a bit of a joke. I don’t agree with the majority of his views, but I can say his words on illegal immigration are based on facts. Go ahead get your hater pants on now. I’m ready for you! My rebuttal is for Miss Adriana Almanza. Yes, I like to name names! I...
  • Two troubled veterans, taking care of each other after war's toll (Sgt. and Belgian Malinois)

    07/07/2015 8:48:11 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 3 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | July 7, 2015 | Sarah Kershaw
    They flew home from Iraq together on a spring day in 2010 on a C-17 cargo plane, the dog in a metal kennel on the floor at the soldier's feet. When they reached the United States, the soldier went home to his farm in Fountain, Colo., and the dog was transported to the Army's military kennels at Fort Carson, about 12 miles north. Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Bessler and the Belgian Malinois named Mike had been part of a canine tactical team with the 10th Special Forces Group based at Fort Carson. On the ground in Iraq, their work had...
  • Top GOP lawyer absolutely scorches Ted Cruz: “Most graduates of Harvard Law School know” better

    07/07/2015 8:44:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | July 7, 2015 | Sophia Tesfaye
    Ted Olson dings Cruz's proposal to revamp the Supreme Court.Conservative attorney and prominent gay rights activist Ted Olson took a swipe Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz , saying the freshman senator had abandoned a fundamental understanding of the constitution when he suggested a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality. Immediately following the Court’s decision, Cruz promised to keep the issue “front and center” in his campaign. ”That is very much front and center something I intend to campaign on,” he said. “And marriage and religious liberty are...

    07/07/2015 8:12:48 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    Powerline ^ | 7-7-2015 | John Hinderaker
    July 7, 2015 Donald Trump Was Rightby John Hinderaker For the last week, I have intended to write about Donald Trump’s observation that some illegal immigrants are rapists–or, rather, about the crazed over-reaction to Trump’s undeniably true observation. We have written many times about outrages committed by illegals who should have been deported long before they finally committed crimes so horrific as to attract nationwide notice. Darron Wint and Francisco Sanchez are two recent instances of immigrants who would have been deported under any sane immigration system, but who, left undisturbed by the powers that be, eventually committed appalling murders....
  • Donald Trump Declares Victory – Hilarious Press Release – RE: NASCAR, ESPN – “So What, Who Cares”?…

    07/07/2015 6:34:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 49 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 7-7-2015 | sundance
    Donald Trump Declares Victory – Hilarious Press Release – RE: NASCAR, ESPN – “So What, Who Cares”?… July 7, 2015 by sundance Donald Trump responds to the media created faux-controversy about NASCAR and ESPN backing away from prior commitments with his business, in a manner that only The Donald can deliver. (source):“The disassociation of ESPN and NASCAR with the Trump Organization was covered by the press in headlines all over the world as though it was a major setback for me. Really? What were the losses? One NASCAR banquet in a magnificent ballroom at Trump National Doral in Miami for...
  • Illinois 18th CD Special Election Results

    07/07/2015 6:14:16 PM PDT · by parksstp · 7 replies
    Page for Election Results (This was hard to find and I couldn't find another post on it)
  • A Rainbow of Truth

    07/07/2015 6:01:37 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 7/07/15 | Me
    Sorry, Jimmy Carter, but under no earthly circumstance or hallucinogenic haze would have Jesus supported gay marriage; not even in your most deluded, history revisionist daydreams. Just because the Son of God preached love and forgiveness, not to supplant the divine hand of judgement, did not mean to ignore or condone the blatant blasphemy committed by those who repeatedly and knowingly defied God's law. If the Bible itself, strongly and unequivocally, condemns homosexuality in a number of passages, how could it possibly be construed as Jesus supporting same-sex matrimony? Such an ignorant assertion is yet another progressive fairytale and an...
  • 5 Ways to Fight the Left and Make Your Life Better

    07/07/2015 5:02:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Don't Give Money to People Who Hate You, Shop Small Business and Become Independent, Build Likeminded Communities, Focus on the family Lately I’ve been looking at Organic Opposition instead of Organizational Opposition. The latter is still important, but people are rightly disappointed and angry with everything from the GOP to assorted national groups and bewildered by a wide array of candidates. Organic Opposition doesn’t require organizations or a movement. It’s about living in ways that naturally oppose the left. Most of the people here already live in ways that the left resents without even thinking about it. Organic Opposition is...
  • Obama: We won’t be winning any quick victories over that JV team

    07/07/2015 4:23:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Mainly because he refuses to really fight. Please note that there is a difference between the confident language of victory and the smug language of triumphalism. Barack Obama’s got the latter down pat. With a smirk on your face and your nose in the air, you remind everyone that you won, and you’re going to do what you want to do - and even if you’re not supposed to do it, who’s going to stop you? We’ve always known he can talk like that. But the language of victory? Sure, you can cite the whole oceans-rising-planet-healing thing, but even there...
  • Brazil, the Next (Regional or Global) Threat to the U.S. Economic Supremacy?

    07/07/2015 4:19:39 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 6 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazil, the Next (Regional or Global) Threat to the U.S. Economic Supremacy? What Chuck Pierce saw about the U.S. and Brazil By Julio Severo In 2008, I met Chuck Pierce. He told me and a group of evangelical leaders in Brazil that God had removed his national anointing from the U.S. in 2008. For me, the confirmation came next year, when Obama (a pro-Islam, pro-sodomy and pro-abortion creature) became the U.S. president. Under his presidency, the U.S. has become the biggest exporter of the homosexual ideology in the world. Pierce also said that God was looking for another nation...
  • The Target of Choice

    07/07/2015 3:25:34 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 14 replies
    Self | 7/07/15 | Me
    Obama: You don’t defeat ideologies like ISIS with guns; rather with “better ideas”. Did pacifists with “better ideas” defeat the Japanese Empire or Nazi Germany: schizophrenic nationalism that slaughtered 2,400 Americans at Pearl Harbor, exterminated 6 million Jews and accounted for over 20 million Russian casualties? Did “better ideas” stop Saddam Hussein from gassing thousands of Kurds, ravaging Kuwait, or indiscriminately sending missiles into the Israeli populace? Did it prevent 9/11 and save 3,000 innocent lives…the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history? No? I’m all for dispelling a culture of hate, reforming a bloodthirsty plague on humanity, but considering...
  • College Hires "BDSM, Masturbation" YouTuber to Speak at Orientation

    07/07/2015 2:46:36 PM PDT · by rightistight · 29 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/7/15 | Aurelius
    The Rochester Institute of Technology has called on Laci Green to speak at their New Student Orientation. Ms. Green is famous for her sex education videos on YouTube, including those on BDSM, masturbation, and orgasms. RIT made the announcement today on their official Facebook page with this message: The talk that Ms. Green will give states that it will help end "rape culture." Ms. Green has over 1,000,000 subscribers on YouTube. Along with videos about sex, she also talks about feminism and racism in the United States. She has spoken at several colleges and has given speeches on behalf of...
  • 'Hackers' give orders to German missile battery

    07/07/2015 2:44:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Local ^ | July 7, 2015
    German-owned Patriot missiles stationed in Turkey were briefly taken over by hackers, according to media reports on Tuesday.The attack took place on anti-aircraft ‘Patriot’ missiles on the Syrian border. The American-made weapons had been stationed there by the Bundeswehr (German army) to protect Nato ally Turkey. According to the civil service magazine, the missile system carried out “unexplained” orders. It was not immediately clear when these orders were carried out and what they were. The magazine speculates about two weak spots in the missile system which could be exploited by hackers. One such weakness is the Sensor-Shooter-Interoperability (SSI) which exchanges...
  • Pit Bull Puppy Weighed Down in Deep Water at Florida Beach

    07/07/2015 2:04:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 7, 2015 | Adrienne Cutway
    Pit bull with weight attached tied to mangrove, repeatedly dunked in deep water at Florida beach. Witnesses say they recorded video of a man attaching a 20-pound weight to a pit bull puppy then tying it to a mangrove in deep water and repeatedly dunking its head, according to WPTV. Mayda Tress told the TV station she was at Critter Beach in Tequesta with her granddaughter on Friday when she noticed what a man and teenage boy were doing to the puppy.

    07/07/2015 1:40:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | July 5, 2015 | CHRIS WHITE
    The remnants of Transcontinental Air Mail Route Beacon 37A, which was located atop a bluff in St. George, Utah. (Photo: Dppowell/Wikipedia)Across the United States, from Los Angeles to New York, lies a network of mostly forgotten infrastructure, a system that was obsolete before it was ever finished—forgotten relics from the early days of powered flight. The early 20th century was an era of American history where Manifest Destiny seemed, well, manifest. The West had been won, and the cities blossomed. But with innovation came change and obsolescence. Trains became the prime movers of not only people and goods, but also the mail. The Pony Express proved...
  • Top 1 Percent Paid 15 Percent of State Income Tax While Bottom 33 Percent Received Millions

    07/07/2015 12:57:10 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/6/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan paid out $245 million more than it collected in 2012 to nearly one-third of state income tax filers, which were the people who reported incomes of less than $16,000. At the other end, the state collected $1 billion from the fewer than 1 percent of households who reported earnings of $500,000 and above. The information is included in the tax return data recently published by the Michigan Department of Treasury. It sheds light on an ongoing debate about who pays the approximately $7 billion in annual state income tax collections. Of the 4.6 million people who filed state tax...
  • The Country Obama Wants

    07/07/2015 12:44:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 7, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, let's move on now, back to Donald Trump and the immigration situation. We have even worse news. "A six-time-deported illegal immigrant is charged in the felony hit-and-run of an Arizona mother and her two young children. The man allegedly admitted to being high on marijuana while causing the severe lacerations to a five-year-old boy. The five-year-old and a two-year-old were both taken to an area hospital. This tragedy comes within one week of two separate incidents involving previously deported illegal immigrants allegedly murdering women in two US states: California and Texas." By the way, I have a...
  • The media just allowed a bogus AP hit job on Cosby to happen.

    07/07/2015 11:19:36 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 71 replies
    Wow. The media just allowed a bogus AP hit job on Cosby to happen. He did not admit to what AP insinuates he did. It editorializes with commentary from the PLAINTIFF'S LAWYER. It also notes that two other women took quaaludes voluntarily. At NO TIME does Cosby state that he gave *anything* to *anyone* involuntarily. A question that is unanswered because of an objection means NOTHING. It is NOT an admission of anything, folks. They want you to leap to a conclusion unsupported by any evidence. This is NOT a smoking gun. He admitted that he took quaaludes for sex,...
  • Almost Time for Pluto’s Close-Up (See The Great Artist's Rendering Inside)

    07/07/2015 11:07:06 AM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    New York times ^ | July 6, 2015 | Kenneth Chang
    <p>In a few days, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will zip past the former ninth planet, the first up-closelook of the icy world in the outer solar system.</p> <p>The pictures coming back from Pluto are still a bit fuzzy. But just wait.</p>
  • It is Fine to Get Detroit Out of the School Pension System

    07/07/2015 11:04:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/5/2015 | James Hohman
    Detroit Public Schools has been in financial trouble for a long time, and ensuring that DPS can pay its bills is likely to require further state funding. As plans for fixing DPS are debated, school officials throughout Michigan have begun to worry that their state funding will be reduced when a bailout for DPS is finalized. What these officials don’t realize is that their districts are already paying to catch up on Detroit’s pension liabilities. Every school district is a cost-sharing member of the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System, which is drastically underfunded. MPSERS costs are not calculated by...
  • Treasure Coast fishing tours captain mourns death of coastal fishing thanks to Obama Regime

    07/07/2015 10:11:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/7/15 | Capt. Stan Jarusinski
    A message from Captain Stan Jarusinski, Licensed Master, to Florida’s Port St. Lucie Anglers In 2008 the new administration closed down fishing from Maine across the Gulf Coast to Texas and on the Pacific Coast from Cal. to Wash. and all Alaskan waters. When I talked about this at the Fishing Seminars, Florida fishermen were unaware of this fish closing. According to the Administration, the closings were implemented to “create jobs.” Interesting that no one in the Administration mentioned where the jobs were going to be created. Due to our North Carolina, coastal waters being closed to fishing, we lost...
  • Museum Called "White Supremacist" after Asking Visitors to Dress Like Painting Containing Kimono

    07/07/2015 10:05:03 AM PDT · by rightistight · 59 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/7/15 | Aurelius
    The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is being called "racist" after it encouraged visitors to dress in a kimono to celebrate Claude Monet's 1876 painting "La Japonaise." The painting contains a woman dressed in a kimono: A group called "Stand Against Yellow-Face @ the MFA" has planned a protest for tomorrow at six o'clock. According to Stand Against Yellow-Face, "There is no education from curators or staff on the painting itself, nor the "orientalism" that was ocurring [sic] at the time, nor is there any sort of education on the kimono itself. "The act of non-Japanese museum staff throwing these...
  • Ryan Reynolds: I support same-sex marriage because I’m not a monster

    07/07/2015 9:30:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Pink News ^ | July 7, 2015 | Nick Duffy
    Actor Ryan Reynolds has said that he supports same-sex marriage because he’s “not a monster”. The Deadpool star was speaking to HuffPost Live, discussing homophobes who said they were ‘moving to Canada’ over the issue – despite Canada also having marriage equality. He was asked: “What are your thoughts on gay marriage? Obviously you’re not opposed to it.” Reynolds replied: “No. I’m not a monster! I think it’s fantastic. It’s been legal in Canada for ten years now. To me [the opposition] just seems crazy. “I find it amusing how polarising it can be here. Ted Cruz is saying it’s...
  • Judge Kopf goes after Ted Cruz

    07/07/2015 9:19:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 45 replies
    div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-54425470890256818' itemprop='description articleBody'> Richard Kopf is a senior district court judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska. Ted Cruz is a United States Senator from Texas, and he is running for president as a Republican. Judge Kopf does not care much for Senator Cruz. His dislike stems from Cruz's proposal to amend the constitution to submit federal judges to retention elections. Based on this proposal, Judge Kopf declares: Senator Ted Cruz is not fit to be President Judge Kopf seems aware that he at least close to crossing a line by making such...
  • Michigan Has Third Largest GDP Growth Since Recession

    07/07/2015 9:09:08 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/5/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan has achieved another economic milestone on the road to establishing a reputation as the comeback state. From 2009 to 2014, the state experienced the third-highest percentage increase in state gross domestic product (GDP). The state was surpassed by just two states, both with heavy exposure to a national oil drilling boom. A widely used measure of the size of an economy, GDP is defined as the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a state or nation during a specific period of time. Michigan’s GDP has expanded 13.8 percent from 2009 to 2014. This far...
  • Republican voters have had it with sell-out, Congressional RINOs and GOP elites

    07/07/2015 9:03:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 60 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/7/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Scalding comments on Free Republic’s thread about Congressional pay to play tactics are showing just how despised the GOP Rinos in Washington, D.C. really are. This very important sharing of a personal incident one observer just had gets to the heart of Congressional greed and corruption. “I was on a flight from D.C. to LAX yesterday, and my seat neighbor in first class was a D.C. lobbyist returning home from Washington. We had a THREE hour conversation that would make your hair stand on end. The verdict is that there is no two party system, and they’re all in private...

    07/07/2015 7:40:19 AM PDT · by knarf · 9 replies
    my FB page ^ | July 7, 2015 | knarf
    I just received this 20 minute clip from a God And Country rally held in Elkins, West Virginia, 4th of July, 2015
  • Diary of July 3, 2015 (The Party of the Past)

    07/07/2015 7:20:04 AM PDT · by OddLane ^ | June 3, 2015 | James Bowman
    Hillary Clinton came to Northern Virginia, where I live, the other day and addressed what The Washington Post described as "a crowd of several thousand Democrats" at George Mason University. "Several," as we learned a few lines further down, meant two — although the Patriot Center where she spoke can hold ten. Thousands, that is. This is not a traditional meaning of the word "several," but then the article’s author, Rachel Weiner, was obviously getting into the spirit of the occasion, which was decidedly anti-traditional. In fact, the point of it seems to have been to give Mrs Clinton an...
  • Waco Secret Of The Day

    07/07/2015 6:50:50 AM PDT · by don-o · 67 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | July 6, 2015
    The Waco secret of the day is the surveillance video shot by the Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant in the Central Texas Market Place in Waco on May 17. Dallas Attorney Clint Broden wants a copy. Recent escapees from Syrian prisons need to know that there was a big news event in that shopping center that Sunday around lunch time. Some arbitrary number of people, some number in the low two hundreds, were detained. One hundred seventy-nine people were arrested. A couple of them were let out of jail that night. Police announced there were about 160 arrests. Eventually, after a...
  • Firearms of Frogmen Pt 2

    07/07/2015 6:28:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/7/2015 | Andrew Young
    International warfare has created some of the most profound advances in technology and concepts, and the underwater arena is no exception. Following up on last issue’s look at the pistols of combat divers in Russia’s, Germany’s and America’s navies, we dive here into long guns of frogmen. APS Underwater RifleThe APS or Avtomat Podvodnyj Spetsialnyj Underwater Rifle was developed during the early 1970s by the Soviet Central Institute for Precision Machine Building (TsNIITochMash plant). The inspiration for this was that Russian combat divers only had knives and the SPP-1 underwater pistol (see American Shooting Journal, June 2015 issue) as their...
  • While You Were Sleeping

    07/07/2015 6:06:43 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-6-2015 | Richard Fernandez
    On the morning after a financial collapse things will look almost exactly as when you went to sleep. The elm tree and mailbox will stand where they were, the scene will appear unchanged all the way to the horizon. On the Day After the outward world is unchanged. What will have altered beyond all recognition are the invisible claims on that physical world. The homely mailbox, for example, may no longer be yours, nor the land on which the elm tree is growing. It could have reassigned while you were sleeping. If one can imagine the world in terms of...
  • Someone’s seen the movie ‘Up’ a few too many times, but holy crap . .

    07/07/2015 5:47:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/15 | Dan Calabrese
    . . . "he was at cloud level,' in a freaking lawn chair. Dude, come on. You do know that Up was a movie, right? An animated movie, dude. You can’t tie a hundred helium balloons together and use them to go flying. This is real life. It doesn’t work that way, dude. You’re not getting up in the air sitting in a lawn chair you bought for $20 at the corner store, and you’re not going flying, so just forget about this whole thing and . . . holy crap! And sure enough, up went 26-year-old Daniel Boria of...
  • Apparently there's an 'ISIS husband' catalog out there so child brides can select a terrorist

    07/07/2015 5:43:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/15 | Robert Laurie
    Creepy: These are the people who - if you dare to criticize their barbaric, stone-age, existence - will snicker as their liberal American sympathizers label you a racist. Back in February, you may have heard the story of three British girls who tricked their families, headed for the airport, and hopped a plane to Turkey. From there they headed to Syria and straight into the waiting arms of ISIS. When we say “waiting arms” it’s not just a figure of speech either. We now know that two of the young girls are married to fine, upstanding, Islamic radicals. As the...
  • #BetterIdeas-R-Us

    07/07/2015 5:36:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-8-2015 | MOTUS
    Last August Big Guy admitted we didn’t have a plan to defeat ISIS/L. Then in February we rolled out the Harf plan of “Jobs for Jihadis” to defeat ISIS. Apparently that didn’t work out so Big Guy was forced to admit last mont that  “we don't have a complete strategy yet.”Since then Barry determined that we don’t actually need a strategy after all since “ideologies are not defeated with guns, they are defeated by better ideas.” So now we’re working on better ideas. Here’s the best of our better ideas so far: 1. Gay marriage, aka #LoveWins: 2. Capitalism: If...
  • Meet the woman whose video about George Takei went viral

    07/07/2015 5:34:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    To the chagrin of progressives, especially those who are African American, we have not heard the last from this remarkable young woman. She plans to keep making videos. Patty has a bright future ahead of her no matter what she intends to do Patty, who for obvious reasons does not want her full name used, operates the Facebook page, Young, Black and Conservative. On Friday she uploaded a video in response to comments actor George Takei made about Justice Clarence Thomas’s remarks in his dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court same sex marriage case. Takei called the only African American...
  • America Headed to the ‘Ash Heap of History’?

    07/07/2015 5:18:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    CBN News online ^ | July 7, 2015 | Paul Strand
    LANCASTER, Pa. -- America just marked its 239th Independence Day, the birth of what many consider the greatest nation on earth. But after all these years of celebrating, Americans may soon be mourning its downfall. That's the conclusion of researcher George Barna and historian David Barton in their book U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of Its Roots. ***** Faith is losing its foothold in the land. "The proportion of unchurched people has risen from 28 percent to 48 percent in six years," Barna shared. "The fastest growing faith group in America is atheists and agnostics."
  • The Real-World Costs of Union Release Time

    07/07/2015 5:18:03 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/4/2015 | Anna Pfaff
    The Michigan Senate is considering a bill that would prevent taxpayer-funded union “release time” in most settings. There is a real-world cost to this practice, which allows union stewards to spend time working for a private entity when they are supposed to be working for the public. Senate Bill 280, introduced by Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, would prevent collective bargaining agreements from offering paid release time used by teachers or other school district employees to conduct union business. While still allowing employees to spend time working on union negotiations, this would be paid for by the union rather than taxpayers....
  • AZ: Disarmist ad on 4th Avenue, Yuma

    07/07/2015 5:05:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    What is wrong with the above picture?  Everything.  First, it gives the impression that small children gaining access to firearms is a big problem in this country.  It isn't.  The number of children under ten that fatally shoot themselves or others in firearm accidents each year is in the single digits.  Most of those are shot by an adult.  In a country of 313 million people and 347 million firearms, that is a remarkable safety record. So why the picture of a 4 year old with a revolver?  Simple.  Shock propaganda value aimed at the non-gun owner, and an...
  • This Trailer For NASA’s New Horizons Mission To Pluto Will Leave You On The Edge Of Your Seat

    07/07/2015 4:39:19 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | June 16, 2015 | Curtis Thompson
    A stunning teaser for NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto will leave you brimming with anticipation. A new video has been released to promote NASA’s New Horizons mission. *SNIP* The video was commissioned by the National Space Society in honor of the highly anticipated arrival of NASA’s New Horizons probe at Pluto this summer. *SNIP* WATCH: Wanderers:A Stunning Vision Of Humanity's Future In Space Narrated By Carl Sagan The short YouTube video takes you on a tour of the solar system, flying by all the planets we’ve already visited leading up to the one world no spacecraft has yet...
  • GOP debate countdown: Who's in and who's out?

    07/07/2015 4:35:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 7, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    The first Republican presidential debate is one month away, making the next 30 days a critical period for the more than half-dozen candidates who are in danger of being left off the stage. The Fox News debate in Cleveland on Aug. 6 will only include the top 10 candidates, as determined by national polling averages. If the debate were held today, the governor of a critical battleground state would miss the cut, as would the winner of the 2012 Iowa caucuses. Businessman Donald Trump, meanwhile, appears on track to take the stage. Fox News has said it will determine the...
  • Are the NRCC, NRSC & RNC scared of Donald Trump?

    07/07/2015 3:13:42 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    I'm disappointed Reince Priebus hasn't attacked Trump yet. I think these guys are scared that Trump can use his megaphone to destroy any small donor support for these groups. The probably don't need small donors but I think it would be bad for their morale if they were not getting any small donors. This another thing Trump should look at blowing up figuritively in the short term.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - July 7, 2015

    07/07/2015 2:55:10 AM PDT · by sneakers · 16 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to and sign up (for a small fee). Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • Labor Watch July 2015: Scott Walker vs. the Unions, Part 2: Unintended consequences: [How you win]

    07/07/2015 1:19:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Capital Research ^ | July 7, 2015 | Steven J. Allen
    <p>There’s an old expression in politics, “If you shoot at a king, don’t miss.” In the matter of the unions vs. Scott Walker, unions paid the price for their failed at tempts to stop Walker and his reforms. Amazingly, Wisconsin became a Right to Work state.</p>
  • See, Trump Told You So

    07/07/2015 12:19:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The situation in San Francisco. In an interview on ABC Eyeball-News-7, "the man accused of shooting and killing a young woman at San Francisco's Pier 14 admitted to the crime and talked about where he got the gun." His name is Francisco Sanchez. The Eyeball News reporter asked, "'Did you shoot Kate Steinle, the lady who was down at Pier 14.' Sanchez: 'Yes.' [Reporter]: 'You did shoot her?' Sanchez: 'Mmm hmm,' he said with a nod." That means the guy is going to get off scot-free. Do you know in our modern culture, confession is the equivalent...
  • Banning Confederate Flag Conflicts with Dr. King’s Teaching

    07/07/2015 12:02:17 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | July 6th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Treating the Confederate Flag as a hated enemy because some low life racists have misused it conflicts with Dr. Martin Luther King’s teaching that we should love our enemies. Instead of trying to ban the flag, black leaders should be embracing it so they can turn it into a symbol of racial harmony. Turning the Confederate Flag into a symbol of racial harmony would rob racists of an opportunity to misuse a popular southern symbol to further their goals
  • Petition Urges José Andrés To Pull Out Of Trump's New Hotel

    07/06/2015 11:32:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    DCist ^ | July 6, 2015 | Matt Cohen
    All over the country, people are still flaming over Donald Trump's controversial, pretty racist comments about Mexicans during his Presidential candidacy speech. The fallout from his remarks, in which he said Mexicans are drug dealers and rapists "bringing those problems to us," has been great: NBC and Univision canceled its telecast of the Miss USA pageant, which Trump partially owns; Macy's and Serta severed their ties with Trump's brand; and even NASCAR ended their sponsorship with The Donald. But in D.C., where Trump is set to open his latest and greatest hotel, the backlash wasn't so much pointed at Donald...
  • Need help novelizing a script (Vanity)

    07/06/2015 10:56:40 PM PDT · by ShasheMac · 15 replies
    Pardon me if this isn’t appropriate for the forum, but I’ve written a screenplay which has received attention from some industry professionals, but no one has gone forward with it. I’m interested in novelizing it and would like to know if there are any Freepers with fiction writing experience who’d like to give it a go. The story is a sci/fi dramedy about the friendship between two guys that is threatened when one of them changes the past.
  • An Open Letter to Ted Cruz (Groan)

    07/06/2015 10:09:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Blog Her ^ | July 6, 2015 | Laurelin Telperion
    Dear Ted Cruz, As a taxpayer and constituent of yours in the state of Texas, I have one simple request: I would like to stop feeling afraid. You see, I am a woman, and I love another woman. Like you, I did not choose to be attracted to women. Like you, I married a woman that I love deeply and care about with my heart and soul. Unlike you, this has made me a target for hatred, vitriol, and state-sanctioned discrimination. Up until two weeks ago, my marriage, which was legally completed in New Mexico, a state which allowed same-sex...
  • The Land That I Love

    07/06/2015 9:54:50 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 2 replies
    Self | 07/04/15 | Me
    Freedom, both the incandescent whisper of revolution and the reduced triviality of commercialism, is the seed from which the most opulent columns of civilization have sprung and the hammer from which the most prolific empires have fallen. If history has taught us anything, other than man’s propensity for the most transcendent achievements and the most grotesque atrocities, it’s that you cannot fight or defeat an idea, even long after its armies are vanquished. It endures as long as man endures and believes in its undying premise. What is liberty’s most quintessential definition? Is it merely a politician’s word, wrapped around...
  • A Fiery Reminder That Black Lives Matter From a Hip-Hop Artist Rhyming Behind Bars

    07/06/2015 8:40:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Good - A magazine for the global citizen ^ | July 6, 2015 | Tasbeeh Herwees
    An imprisoned hip hop artist currently serving a 10-year sentence in a California state penitentiary released a track decrying the prevalence of state violence against black communities. The song, 28 Hours, by Richie Reseda, was co-released by Black Lives Matter and Los Angeles-based art collective G.R.E.E.D.Y. City last month. With lyrics that reference the deaths of Renisha McBride, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and others, the song represents a passionate, politically charged condemnation of police violence and mass incarceration. “Suicide, genocide at the same time,” sings Reseda. “No one’s on my side so I throw up gang signs. Red and...