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  • Sally Kohn: Why Indiana Needs a Church of Gay (Vile and repulsive fascists)

    03/31/2015 9:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 31, 2015 | Sally Kohn
    Maybe it’s time progressives started using these “religious freedom” laws to our advantage.Maybe it’s time to start the Church of Gay. Or actually pass state and federal laws specifying that gay businesses have the legal right to discriminate against religious fundamentalists. Time to fight special rights with special rights. After all, Indiana’s new “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” does just that—it confers special rights on a small minority of citizens and, importantly, their private businesses, to disregard other laws and the constitution and discriminate against other citizens. The law isn’t about protecting religious freedom; it’s about hiding the impulse toward ugly...
  • Church leaders support Medicaid expansion (Montana)

    03/31/2015 9:07:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hungry Horse News ^ | March 31, 2015 | 21 Church Leaders
    As people of faith, we believe that each of us has a moral obligation to take care of each other. At one time or another, every one of our fellow human beings has a need that we can help ease. We have an even stronger obligation to help the most vulnerable among us — those whose needs are often the greatest. 4307821 Whitefish Physical Therapy (headache) Instory HHN That obligation means more than making sure people have food and clothing. In today’s world, those basics fall far short of what anyone needs to better their lives, support a family and...
  • Ex OMB chief Stockman: "It is the biggest speculative disaster in human history."

    03/31/2015 7:59:48 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 01, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    David Alan Stockman interviewed on CBS-TV 60 Minutes (October 2010) Highlights of recent interview by Harry Dent. David Stockman: People don't want to hear the reality and the truth that we're facing. But I think there is an enormous appetite out in the country to get a different perspective than what you have from the media day in and day out, so I say the fed is out of control. Its balance sheet is exploded. It's printing money like never before. Zero interest rates for 70 months have basically destroyed the pricing function in the financial markets. I said...
  • IRS chief to GOP: You can't abolish us

    03/31/2015 5:52:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2015 | Bernie Becker
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The IRS commissioner on Tuesday brushed aside GOP proposals to abolish his agency, insisting the U.S. would have to have a tax collector one way or another. “You can call them something other than the IRS if that made you feel better,” the agency’s chief, John Koskinen, said after a speech at the National Press Club. Republicans have heaped even more criticism upon the agency than usual over the last 22 months because of its improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) perhaps has made the most prominent calls to get rid of the IRS. While launching...
  • Ted Cruz, In the Line of Fire

    03/31/2015 5:33:55 PM PDT · by The_Harlequin · 19 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 03-30-15 | Chris Shugart
    I occasionally like to cite the old saying, “If you’re not getting flak, you’re not over the target.” Applicable in so many situations, it can now be applied to Ted Cruz’s recent announcement that he’s running for president. At this early stage of the game, I’m not so interested in his platform, or his political record. But watching the criticism from the Democrats alongside the skepticism and tepid reception from the Republican establishment is the sort of thing that always gets my attention. You can always tell how much of a threat your opponents consider you to be by the...
  • Organizer claims he “didn’t know” that Boston Pride was a homosexual group

    03/31/2015 5:33:17 PM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 03/31/2015 | n/a
    One of the most outrageous – and prominent -- homosexual activist groups in the state was given permission at the last minute to march in the Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Later the parade organizer said he didn’t know they were a “gay” group when he let them in. This preposterous alibi has only served to outrage faithful Catholics even more. On Friday, March 13 (two days before the parade) the Boston media erupted with the story that a second homosexual group, Boston Pride, would be marching. Unlike OutVets, the other homosexual group given permission back in December, Boston Pride...
  • Left Wing #BoycottArkansas to smear another State has started on Facebook & Twitter

    03/31/2015 5:01:16 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 28 replies
    Twitter & Facebook | March 31, 2015 | Steelers6
    FYI, don't leave social media to the Smear Merchants and the Rats
  • Can Hillary be disbarred for spoliation of evidence?

    03/31/2015 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 28 replies
    3/30/2015 | Vanity
    Title say's it all. Is she still licensed to practice? What standing do you need to put that question before the appropriate Bar?
  • George Will On the Race Card: ‘Liberalism Has A Kind Of Tourette’s Syndrome These Days’

    03/31/2015 3:16:53 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 13, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    “Look, liberalism has a kind of Tourette’s syndrome these days. It’s just constantly saying the word ‘racism’ and ‘racist.’ There’s a kind of intellectual poverty now. Liberalism hasn't had a new idea since the 1960s except ObamaCare and the country doesn't like it. So what do you do? You say anyone criticizes us is a racist. It's become a joke among young people. You go to a campus where this kind of political correctness reigns and some young person will say looks like it's going to rain. The person looks and says, you're a racist. I mean it's so inappropriate....
  • And the Coronation Goes To... (Reflections on this point in the presidential nomination race)

    03/31/2015 2:51:43 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 31, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    We can save the bother of waiting a year, and spending a lot of money and time on a primary season, by just giving the nomination to Jeb Bush now. His grandfather was a senator, his father was president, his brother was president. It’s in his genes. But on top of all that, he has genuine accomplishments of his own; Jeb Bush is a successful two-term governor of a critically important state, the electoral college powerhouse and sometime swing state of Florida. Add to all this the fact that his marriage to a Hispanic wife gives him some undefinable cred...
  • Memo to Ted Cruz: It’s time to get better at speaking Spanish

    03/31/2015 2:37:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fusion ^ | March 23, 2015 | Juan Vidal
    Ted Cruz won’t sit around and wait, because waiting is a loser’s game. Cruz, the first-term Republican senator from Texas, officially announced his candidacy for president of the United States early Monday morning. While there are many fascinating aspects to Cruz’s candidacy announcement—his climate change denials, his political grandstanding that led to a government shutdown— there is one question that immediately arises in my mind: What will he, a Cuban-American, do to speak directly to Latino voters over the next several months? Cruz has been dismissed in the past for not being “Latino enough.” And although he doesn’t speak fluent...
  • JOAN WALSH: America’s next top bigot: Why GOP’s upcoming primary is an anti-gay freak show

    03/31/2015 2:17:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | March 31, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    When it comes to LGBT rights, the 2016 GOP roster may be more ridiculous than the clown car of 2012. Thanks to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, we’re getting an early look at a field of GOP presidential hopefuls that is supposed to include some moderates who plan on expanding the party’s appeal beyond its right-wing base. And it’s pathetic. Before Pence’s odd press conference, where he promised to “fix” the bill but insisted there was nothing wrong with it, the top GOP contenders hustled to outdo one another in backing Pence and his divisive legislation. Let’s remember that in...
  • CT Gov. Malloy: GOP candidates who defended Indiana’s RFRA disqualified from the presidency

    03/31/2015 1:17:29 PM PDT · by rightistight · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3/31/15 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    How do you know that you’ve won the argument? It’s usually when your opponent expands the scope of the issues well beyond their deliberately narrow parameters in the pursuit of more favorable terrain. Connecticut’s Gov. Dannel Malloy is desperately searching for higher ground. On Monday, Malloy humiliated himself and his state when he imposed a ban on state-sponsored travel to Indiana in protest of that state’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act. Unable to respond to the fact that his state also has a RFRA that is even more protective of the sensibilities of religious adherents, Malloy has taken to making...
  • Religious Freedom & The Gay Vendetta Of Amnesia

    03/31/2015 11:49:40 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 24 replies
    Self | 3/31/15 | Me
    Rabid liberals are organizing protests and boycotts against Indiana claiming the Governor's new Religious Freedom Law will discriminate against gays - not that LGBT activists are purposely trying to entrap Christian businesses into being sued and losing their livelihoods - only to have no recollection of the "bigot" who signed the national Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law in 1993: one very proud Bill Clinton! And guess who voted for it as a Illinois state senator? That's right...Barack Obama! Nineteen states have passed similar laws with the help of or at the behest of Democrats. This is how disconnected today's...
  • New 'Daily Show' Host: Jews are Hateful and Warlike, Calling Jews "Untermensch" is Okay

    03/31/2015 10:43:37 AM PDT · by rightistight · 40 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/31/15 | Aurelius
    Jon Stewart's Daily Show replacement posted anti-Semitic tweets, has called Jews hateful, and attended an "Anti-Israel" rally. Trevor Noah, who will be taking over for Stewart, has posted a slew of anti-Semitic jokes and ramblings over the last few years. He also attended a rally against Israel last year and posted it on Instagram and defended a term used by the Nazis to call Jews inferior. Here are just a few example's of Noah's sentiments:
  • Clinton Wipes Server, Cites Right Against Self-Incrimination [semi-satire]

    03/31/2015 9:10:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    In what her backers are calling the “perfect checkmate” move, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has sought to blunt all further inquiries into her activities while at the Department of State by completely reformatting the server used for her email correspondence while she was in office. “Those who are trying to prove that I’m guilty of violating the law will have to do it without access to documents formerly on my own private server,” Clinton announced. “They may grouse that since I used this server for all my official correspondence as Secretary of State that I had no right...
  • Online poll: Do you support the Indiana bill allowing business owners to reject LGBT customers?

    03/31/2015 8:51:54 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 49 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | 3/31/2015 | Fox 59
    The Governor of Indiana supports a bill that will give business owners the freedom to turn away LGBT customers. Do you support this bill? 61% No, I do not. What's next...denying someone service because you don't like their hairstyle? 32% Yes, I do support it wholeheartedly 7% What is LGBT?
  • The League of Non-Superheroes

    03/31/2015 7:58:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-31-2015 | MOTUS
    “No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again.” – Bob Parr, in The Incredibles. Look, I know the world is falling apart. I too am fearful of the terms Jean Carré will “negotiate” with Iran in order to win his Nobel Peace Prize. Supposedly that’s a medal he’ll keepAnd sure I find it a little unnerving that the Saudis and Egyptians are forming a joint Arab army to fight WWIII against – oh, I don’t know…us, maybe? And yes, I realize it may all depend on the outcome of Jean...
  • European Jobless Rates By Country: Youth Unemployment In Greece, Spain Remains Over 50%

    03/31/2015 7:46:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/31/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today, the supposedly resurgent Eurozone reported a February unemployment number of 11.3%, which not only missed consensus but was worse than the highest estimate. This miss meant the recent steady trend of improvement would have halted if January's unemployment print of 11.3% hadn't been revised higher by 10 bps.  Still, 11.3% is better than the 11.8% reported a year ago, and as  the chart below shows, the trend is certainly Europe's friend if only for the time being. One does wonder, however, how much of the improvement is due to the borrowing the BLS' favorite tradition of lowering...
  • Don’t be an April ‘Earth Month’ Fool

    03/31/2015 7:26:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/31/15 | Alan Caruba
    The Earth is not in peril, only the truth and common sense are. The annual calendar is filled with days and months designated for the purpose of calling attention to some event, personality, or cause. The U.S. celebrates the birthdays of Lincoln and Washington that fall close together. There’s Mother’s and Father’s Day, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day, Valentine’s, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas. But who decided that April was “Earth Month” or that April 22 is “Earth Day”? Why are we expected to worship the planet that was here billions of years before we showed up and will...
  • As Congress betrays promises, let it break the one that matters

    03/31/2015 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/31/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Like Benghazi, the IRS, Fast and Furious, amnesty for illegal immigrants as well as negotiating the non-negotiable, the list of unsolved, unconstitutional actions conducted through the executive branch grows longer each day. Congress now hovers in the president’s shadow as the second greatest perpetrator of broken promises to their constituents. Why then, shouldn’t they renege on the one promise that would actually have impact against the wholesale destruction of our economy and defense? The fact that the president and his administration are consorting with the enemy (how many reports confirmed the supreme ayatollah’s chanting “death to America” last week?) and,...
  • AZ: Second Amendment Friendly Verizon Store

    03/31/2015 6:28:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I had been meaning to update my phone for a long time.  I probably should have done it four years ago.  Finally, circumstances pushed me to do this necessary task.   Due, in part, to the insane federal restrictions on gun mufflers, I have suffered significant hearing loss.   I wanted certain technological inclusions with any hearing aids that I would use, and technology has caught up to my desires.  My audiologist and I came up with a solution that met my requirements, but the phone that matched up best was Apple's iPhone.  So I went from a five year old...
  • Discussion thread: What is the capability of the Saudi military?

    03/31/2015 6:12:19 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 20 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Saudi Arabia is moving its ground forces south, seemingly prepared to cross into Yemen. The Saudi Air Force has been bombing the Houthi rebels for several days, but it seems that the Saudis have already realized the age-old lesson that "boots on the ground" are necessary to win a war. As many FReepers are very knowledgeable and current on military matters, I'd like to know what are the chances of the Saudis succeeding?
  • ObamaCare Pushes Colleges to Dump Student Health Plans

    03/31/2015 4:27:00 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/30/2015 | John Merline
    College professors and students keep suffering unexpected costly ObamaCare side effects. First, colleges started rolling back faculty hours to avoid the employer mandate, a development the American Association of Association of University Professors called "reprehensible." Then Harvard professors complained when the college hiked their insurance costs because of "health care reform." Now colleges are starting to dump their student insurance plans because of ObamaCare.
  • Leaked Message Demonstrates How Email Scandal Could Get Worse for Hillary Clinton

    03/30/2015 11:38:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Slate ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    <p>Hillary Clinton isn't accused of doing anything illegal in the Gawker stories. And Blumenthal's advocacy appears to have been pretty tame, consisting of passing on the statements of a third individual who, it was acknowledged openly, worked for Ivanishvili. But the White House, as Gawker notes, had rejected Clinton's efforts to hire Blumenthal in an official capacity. So you have the Secretary of State using an off-books email account to discuss national policy with someone who wasn't a government employee, was known to be disliked by the president's staff, and who might have been violating an actual law by participating in the conversation. That's probably not something Clinton is going to brag about in campaign commercials. It's also exactly the kind of foreign entanglement that critics have warned she is susceptible to—of being unduly influenced by financial connections, via the Clinton Foundation, to foreign interests. Blumenthal is a longtime Clinton-family ally and appears to have described himself as an adviser to the Clinton Foundation on more than one occasion.</p>
  • Criticize Senator Ted Cruz’s bid for Republican nomination

    03/30/2015 11:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz set off a media firestorm last week by becoming the first to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination in 2016. The media has generally described Cruz as a passionate, hard-line conservative and a polarizing figure. Writing for Fox News, Michael Goodwin argued that Cruz has a chance at becoming our next president, calling him “a brilliant man of clear conservative convictions, not muddled by the politics of calculation.” It’s a nice sentiment, but it also effectively illustrates the underlying problem with candidates like Cruz and with our political system in general: being “muddled” by a...
  • ‘Black Brunch’ Protesters Hit Atlanta on Palm Sunday: ‘You’re Scaring the Children!’

    03/30/2015 10:37:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    Like they did a week ago, ”Black Brunch” protesters hit the Atlanta area on Palm Sunday to disrupt “white spaces” by walking into restaurants, standing among diners and loudly reading statistics and proclamations regarding black oppression. Twitchy noted the latest protests, which were caught on cellphone video and spread around the Internet via social media. In this clip a man who appeared to be a manager attempted to get protesters out of the eatery to no avail — not even when a woman told them, “You’re scaring the children!” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)[continued]
  • LETTER: To deny health care coverage for 37,000 here is immoral

    03/30/2015 9:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Citizen of Laconia ^ | March 30, 2015 | Tom Dawson, failed Democratic candidate
    The most cherished of all we hold dear is our health. Good health allows us to enjoy life, work, love others, and see the splendor around us created by God. Not knowing when one would get sick or injured, insurance companies were formed to handle this uncertainty. Unions saw the benefits of health care and started including it in their benefits package when collectively bargaining for a larger share of the company’s profits. Today, most of our health insurance plans are through our employer. As insurance costs became higher and higher it was more difficult for employers to handle premiums....
  • Nine CEOs Call on Gov. Pence to Revise Indiana Law

    03/30/2015 8:26:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 85 replies
    Wall St.J. | March 30, 2015
    Mar 30, 2015 Nine CEOs Call on Gov. Pence to Revise Indiana Law Corporations are ratcheting up pressure on Indiana over its religious-objections law. Nine chief executives wrote a letter to Republican Gov. Mike Pence calling on the him to revise the law. The full text of the letter, which was written by CEOs from Angie’s List Inc., Anthem Inc., Cummins Inc., Dow AgroSciences, Eli Lilly & Co., Emmis Communications Corp., Indiana University Health, Roche Diagnostics Corp. and Salesforce Marketing Cloud, is below. Read more on the law here and an opinion piece by Mr. Pence. March 30, 2015 Honorable...
  • CONNECTICUT TO BOYCOTT INDIANA OVER RFRA, FORGETS IT HAS ITS OWN

    03/30/2015 8:01:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 30, 2015 | Emily Zanotti
    CONNECTICUT TO BOYCOTT INDIANA OVER RFRA, FORGETS IT HAS ITS OWN By Emily Zanotti on 3.30.15 Presient Obama isn't the only person who has selective memory when it comes to voting for and passing a Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This morning, the governor of Connecticut, Dan Malloy, announced that he would be the first governor in the union to sign an executive order limiting state-sponsored travel to Indiana because of Indiana's ostensibly "discriminatory practices."
  • Where are the supporters of RFRA? Silent out of fear of 'bullying,' law's architect says

    03/30/2015 7:28:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WRTV-TV ^ | March 30, 2015 | Jordan Fischer
    Republican lawmakers in the Indiana House and Senate have said for months that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act enjoys large support among their constituents. Now, facing a political crisis unlike the state has ever seen before, the question must be asked: Why haven't those supporters spoken up? Since Thursday, when Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law in a closed-door ceremony, the list of critics of Indiana's RFRA has expanded across the state and from coast to coast. With the possible exception of Pence, who appeared on "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday defending the law, few people...
  • America: A nation divided against itself

    03/30/2015 6:01:34 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/15 | Dale Summit
    It is painfully obvious what the statist, anti-Christian, anti-freedom leftists have decided is their ruthless intent Abraham Lincoln, while campaigning for the U.S. Senate from Illinois, made a now-famous speech on June 16, 1858 in which, citing the irreconcilable North-South division of America on the eve of the civil war, said, ” a nation divided against itself cannot stand “; The Dred Scott decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the prior year 1857, is regarded by many historians to be the tipping point to the Civil War, because the ruling dictated that a slave was the property of the...
  • Project Veritas, Progressive Academia, and Our National Security

    03/30/2015 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Can someone tell the U.S. academia that supporting terrorists such as ISIS or Hamas on their campuses and financing their mayhem goes against our national security strategy and interests? James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has unveiled a new shocking video. Officials from Barry University in Florida, a private and Catholic institution founded in 1940, appear more than willing to approve the inception of a campus club that would raise money to support ISIS, the very terrorists who are killing indiscriminately Muslims, Christians, and gays in Iraq, taking over regions that were formerly freed by our American soldiers. According to the Vice...
  • Republican nominee Ted Cruz’s aggression targets demographic

    03/30/2015 4:32:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The University of Miami in Coral Gables' The Hurricane ^ | March 29, 2015 | Andrew Allen, sophomore communications major
    Sen. Ted Cruz has been making headlines on his trek to become the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. Cruz’s tactics are abnormally overt for a potential candidate, spreading what can best be described as fire and brimstone political sermonizing across the country. His words and demeanor aren’t just authoritative or passionate, they’re practically ecclesiastical. This approach says a lot about the current dispositions and the potential future of the extreme conservative right. While Cruz’s strategy may seem off-putting and baffling to many, there is a carefully calculated set of tactics backing his words. His politicized, Baptist preacher shtick...
  • What Was Ted Cruz like at Harvard?

    03/30/2015 4:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Metro.us
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz loved to argue as a Harvard student and boasted he'd get the best grades in his class, only to lose out to two other classmates. In a series of exclusive interviews with Metro, several of his former classmates painted a complex portrait of the Tea Party's most beloved presidential candidate. Laurence Tribe, a longtime Harvard law professor, said Cruz took his constitutional law class, challenged his teacher in interesting and "invariably right-leaning" ways at every turn. Tribe said Cruz bragged to many of his classmates that he would receive the highest grade in the class, which...
  • East Coast FReepers: Was there an "Emergency Alert" broadcast there this morning?

    03/30/2015 3:59:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    vanity
    Did it cause panic and confusion?
  • Ode to the UnACA. For millennials here in the vain hope they can wake up their peers with a song.

    03/30/2015 3:29:11 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 1 replies
    Self | March 30, 2015 | Not John Milton
  • Top Obama Economist Calls Republicans ‘Nazis’ Over Religious Freedom Law

    03/30/2015 2:52:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 30, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    An economist with the U.S. Department of Labor who has a history of speaking to the press on behalf of the Obama administration took to Twitter to vent about Indiana’s new religious freedom law enacted late last week.Elizabeth Ashack wrote: “people in the red states vote for nazis to govern, and then call themselves Christian, it will not end well for them. #BoycottIndiana” Ashack’s tweet was first reported by SooperMexican at The Right Scoop. Ashack has since deleted the tweet and also edited her Twitter profile to remove mention of her position with Labor. The profile previously read: “Economist at...
  • Kids Around Guns: Bristol Palin’s Fiancé, Baby Daddy Levi Johnston Slammed For ‘Recklessness’

    03/30/2015 1:28:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Radar Online ^ | March 30, 2015
    Sarah Palin is an outspoken proponent of gun owners’ rights, but are her gun-friendly grandchildren at risk? After Bristol Palin’s fiancé, Dakota Meyer, and her baby daddy, Levi Johnston, both came under fire for posting photos of children with guns, RadarOnline.com spoke with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. A spokesperson warned the families that this is a “teachable moment” and they have a responsibility not to promote an “attitude of recklessness.”(Five-photo-slide-show)
  • Will Michigan GOP Continue Michael Moore Film Subsidies?

    03/30/2015 1:10:46 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/29/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    In 2011, left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore sat on the advisory council for the Michigan Film Office. The office is in charge of determining what productions will receive the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been sent from state taxpayers to mostly out-of-state moviemakers since 2008. So perhaps it should not be surprising to learn that Moore himself – with a reported personal net worth of $50 million – was able to grab taxpayer money to cover some of the costs for his 2009 film “Capitalism: A Love Story” (which criticized the well-connected for taking taxpayer money). As previously reported...
  • ESTHER CEPEDA: Written all over his face (Already grasping at straws to attack him)

    03/30/2015 12:21:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | March 30, 2015 | Esther J. Cepeda
    Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, native of Canada, junior senator of Texas and lover of Wagner, has thrown his hat into the ring to be the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. But it's not his hat that many recoil from so much as it is the head beneath it. Let's talk about the elephant in Ted Cruz's presidential campaign: his face. OK, it's symmetrical in its composition, not too pudgy or gaunt -- all in all, a fine face, really. Some might even say he has the face of an angel. Not me, mind you, but some. Like the...
  • Apple CEO compares ‘discrimination’ of Indiana law to Jim Crow

    03/30/2015 11:57:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 30, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    So-called “religious freedom” laws in Indiana, Arkansas and other states are merely thiny veiled discrimination that harkens back to the days of segregation, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. “There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country,” Cook wrote in a Washington Post op-ed on Monday. “The days of segregation and discrimination marked by ‘Whites Only’ signs on shop doors, water fountains and restrooms must remain deep in our past,” the head of the world’s largest company wrote. “We must never return to any semblance of that time.” The op-ed from Cook, who is gay and grew up...
  • What liberals could learn from Ted Cruz’s flat tax

    03/30/2015 11:38:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Ted Cruz has developed a reputation as the most conservative of the major 2016 Republican presidential candidates, but he hasn't taken many specific policy positions to earn that moniker. One exception? His longtime support for a flat tax. The flat tax dramatically lowers the top tax rate and exempts capital gains and dividends from taxation. It's astonishingly regressive: the rich pay far less, hedge fund managers and private equity types like Mitt Romney would pay literally nothing, and while the exact rate varies from plan to plan, it's certainly not going to be as low as 10 or 15 percent,...
  • It's been 15 years since the NAACP decided to boycott South Carolina (how's that working out?)

    03/30/2015 11:31:11 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 29 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Amid the left's attempts to raise a ruckus about Indiana's passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act....we're now seeing threats by some companies, groups, and individuals, bowing to the PC gods..to boycott the state. In case anyone has forgotten, it's about 15 years since the NAACP instituted its boycott of South Carolina. So, how's that been working out?
  • Crazy Ted Cruz's presidential bid

    03/30/2015 11:26:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Iowegian's Raging Moderate Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Will Durst, award-winning, nationally acclaimed political comic
    Winter is over! Winter is over! Excuse the jubilation, but we ink-stained wretches love the ritual excitement that occurs every spring. This spring is extra exciting, because it comes with our big quadrennial first sighting of a red nose popping out of the presidential wannabe clown car. This seasonal harbinger is Ted Cruz, who announced his candidacy for the highest office of the land. Throwing his 10-gallon hat into the ring at Liberty University, Cruz spoke to an assembly of students whose attendance was required. Mandatory attendance at Liberty University. Sounds like definition of the word "freedom" is fairly fluid...
  • NLRB's radicalism may destroy the franchise model

    03/30/2015 11:15:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama's National Labor Relations Board will consider a case this week with important implications for the future of the franchise industry. Last year, NLRB's lead attorney found that McDonald's corporation should be treated as a "joint employer," meaning that it be responsible for the business and labor practices at each and every one of its franchise operations. This week, an administrative law judge will determine the viability of that finding. If he confirms it, McDonald's could face numerous suits and actions from the NLRB....
  • NH Poll: Walker Ties Up Jeb in Crowded Field

    03/30/2015 11:02:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 30, 2015 | Michael Warren
    A new poll of New Hampshire GOP primary voters from the Boston Herald and Franklin Pierce University finds Jeb Bush and Scott Walker are tied at 15 percent support, with a slew of other likely candidates close behind in the first presidential primary of the cycle. Here's the Herald on the implications of the survey: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has lost his front-runner edge in New Hampshire, not because GOP voters are sick of the Bush family but because conservatives are roundly rejecting him, a new Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald poll shows. Bush is tied with Wisconsin Gov. Scott...
  • The Article V Initiative: The way for the states to end Washington’s spending

    03/30/2015 10:40:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/15 | Herman Cain
    Checks and balances. If you’re frustrated by the refusal of Congress to stop its fiscal insanity – and how could you not be? – it’s time to start realizing that the Constitution gives states and the people more power over Congress than most realize. And right now there is an effort called the Article V Initiative that would wield and deploy that power. Most people don’t know, because they have never been taught, that Article V of the Constitution empowers the people through their state legislatures to propose amendments. Specifically, Article V proscribes a process in which two-thirds of state...
  • Enough is Enough, It’s Time to Downsize the Federal Government

    03/30/2015 10:39:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/15 | David Coughlin
    Repair and realignment of our federal government The size of the federal government has exploded over the last century. The legislative and judicial branches of government have grown to serve the increased number of states and its growing population. The size and scope of the executive branch has grown to reflect an expanded role of the federal government over the last 100 years. Apparently the staffing of fourteen separate Cabinet Departments were not enough to manage the current executive branch, so Barack Obama felt the need to appoint a number of “czars” to focus on special emphasis areas. Recent studies...
  • Iran, North Korea, nukes and Obama

    03/30/2015 10:15:39 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dan Miller
    North Korea has ample nukes and wants money. Iran wants (and may already have) nukes, has money and will have more as sanctions are ended. The two rogue nations have long had a symbiotic relationship and it has not diminished. Yet "our" P5+1 negotiators, under the leadership of Obama's minions, ignore that inconvenient problem as well as Iran's missile development, "possible" nuclear weaponization and increasing regional hegemony.I wrote about the Iran - North Korea connection back in 2013 in articles titled China, Iran and North Korea — a radioactive stew,  Iran, North Korea and Nuke Negotiations and elsewhere. As I noted in the radioactive stew article,...