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  • WaPo Editor Says Repeat After Me: 'A Gun-Free Society'

    10/05/2015 6:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | October 5, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    "Doesn't it sound logical? Doesn't it sound safe?" Based on his latest column, it seems like Washington Post editor Fred Hiatt could get behind a rewrite of John Lennon's Imagine and release an updated version to reflect today's call for gun control. [Imagine] Prohibition… [Imagine] Mass buyback… [Imagine] A gun-free society... He liked that last line so much, he asked his readers to repeat it with him: "Let's say that once again: A gun-free society." Bliss, he thinks. Those words -- prohibition, mass buyback, gun-free society -- are what Hiatt says the NRA has rendered "unmentionable." And so he believes...
  • Hillary enlisted Steven Spielberg to make her more likeable

    09/26/2015 9:30:02 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 72 replies
    ny post ^ | 9-26-15 | Klein
    By Edward Klein . September 26, 2015 | 8:43pm In his new book, “Unlikeable,” journalist Edward Klein unveils the lengths Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign will go to avoid the mistakes of the 2008 race — when Obama famously said, “You’re likeable enough, Hillary.” In an exclusive excerpt to The Post, Klein reveals how Bill Clinton reached out to a famous friend for help. Hillary was taking lessons on how to be more likeable. She was doing it for Bill, not for herself. It was all his idea. One evening while they were having drinks with friends, he turned to Hillary...
  • ISIS Fears This Story About ‘the Antichrist’ So Much They Never Mention It to Recruits

    09/26/2015 9:01:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    IJ Review ^ | Sept. 27, 2015 | Justen Charters
    ISIS Fears This Story About ‘the Antichrist’ So Much They Never Mention It to Recruits By Justen Charters (9 hours ago) | Headlines, World One thing that you may be of unaware of when it comes to ISIS is that they’re obsessed with end times prophecy. In fact, the terrorists who have come from all over the globe believe their jihad in Syria will help reign in the Apocalypse. To bolster the group’s recruitment efforts, the jihadists promote the idea that a final battle between the armies of the Muslims and unbelievers will take place in Dabiq, an area located...
  • Team Clinton: Psst, Joe — please don’t run or you’ll get hurt

    09/24/2015 5:45:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2015 | Matt Vespa
    This week, Politico reported that Team Clinton is quietly urging the vice president not to run. The big guns haven’t been drawn yet, but the news publication noted that the mantra for the Clinton camp on Biden is “so sure, take your time, is the message people in and around the campaign seem to be sending—but if you end up at yes, you’re going to get hurt.” The hints from the campaign come in heavy: Biden would be to Clinton’s right if he ran, more out of touch with the party’s progressive base. Surrogates have sounded off, questioning his...
  • More ethics issues for Huma Abedin?

    09/24/2015 10:10:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    While working as a high-level aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin received a curious waiver to work in the private sector simultaneously — and went to work for a firm politically connected to the Clintons and their foundation, Teneo. The waiver itself is under investigation by the Senate Judiciary Committee, a probe that may take on more importance as the FBI succeeds in uncovering more e-mail from Hillary’s server. Politico’s Rachel Bade may have found a quo if not a quid in Abedin’s communications: A spring 2012 email to Hillary Clinton’s top State Department aide, Huma...
  • Opinion Polling's Heyday Has Come and Gone Jeff Jacoby

    09/20/2015 8:03:17 PM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies ^ | 9/20/15 | Jeff Jacoby
    (snip).... "Election polling is in near crisis," broods Cliff Zukin, a past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. "Our old paradigm has broken down, and we haven't figured out how to replace it." The reason? In a word, cellphones. For decades, professional opinion polling has relied on the ability to call landline phone numbers generated at random and be fairly confident of reaching an adult at the other end. But the explosive growth in cellphone use over the past two decades has fatally undermined that confidence. Today, according to federal data, more than 45 percent of American...
  • Fiorina Approvingly Cites Her Work With Jesse Jackson

    09/17/2015 9:55:49 PM PDT · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 27 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 9/17/2015 | Philip Klein
    Via Red State, I find disturbing audio of California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, speaking in glowing terms about Jesse Jackson... "And I thought about something that the Reverend Jesse Jackson said to me several years ago. He very graciously came to the offices of Hewlett Packard to visit me, because we were doing some work together for his Rainbow Coalition. And he said to me, 'You know, Carly, every game is better when everybody gets to play.' And I thought it was such a great way of describing why everything is better when all people, regardless of color or...
  • For Ted Cruz Supporters…..

    09/09/2015 7:28:25 PM PDT · by Bratch · 80 replies
      I get it.  You want a person who values and cherishes the constitution with the same ferocity and protective instincts you carry.I get it. I understand the frustration and anxiety from years of watching our constitutional republic disregarded and torn to shreds through DC policy, judicial fiat and legislative usurpation.I get it.  I understand the intense core belief that we are a constitutional republic and not a democracy. It should not be too much to ask for a valiant advocate to hear the calling and stand steadfast for the principles inherent within our nation.  I really do understand, and...
  • Non-Vet Donald Trump Insists Military School Is the Same As Military Service

    09/08/2015 7:34:39 PM PDT · by familyop · 92 replies
    Esquire ^ | Sep 8, 2015 | Matt Miller
    After undercutting John McCain's war hero status and brushing his own Vietnam deferments under the rug, Donald Trump has once again mythologized his own time in the military in hopes of bolstering his presidential campaign. The funniest part: someone out there buys it. According to a new report from ​The New York Times, Trump recently told biographer Michael D'Antonio that he "always felt that I was in the military" because of his education at a military-themed boarding school. As the ​Times ​writes: According to the book, Mr. Trump attended the New York Military Academy after years of rowdy and rebellious...
  • DNC Leader Wasserman Schultz Is 16th Jewish Democrat to Stand With Iran – Back Nuclear Deal

    09/06/2015 8:20:53 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 34 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 6th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    DNC leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz became the 16th Jewish Democrat to stand with Iran and support Obama’s controversial nuclear deal. Wasserman Schultz made the announcement this morning on CNN. Was there ever any doubt she would put party before Israel’s survival? [Video] 16 Congressional Jewish Democrats stand with Obama on his Iranian deal. ** Here is the whip list of Democrats in support of the Iranian nuclear deal. Here are the Senate Jewish Democrats in support of the Iranian nuclear deal. — Michael Bennet — Barbara Boxer — Dianne Feinstein — Al Franken — Brian Schatz — Bernie Sanders At...
  • Know What the GOP Establishment Thinks of You

    09/02/2015 8:02:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 63 replies ^ | September 1, 2015 | George Hewes
    For many years now grassroots conservatives have grumbled that the Republican establishment in Washington views them with contempt. Rarely has that contempt been displayed as brazenly as it was on this week’s episode of Fox News Sunday. During the show’s panel discussion, columnist George Will and Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute in particular showed how GOP bigwigs view their base. Will started the banter by suggesting that the popularity of insurgent GOP candidates was tantamount to “primal scream” psychotherapy where voters are venting their frustrations by backing political newcomers over their more traditional rivals. Brooks seconded Will’s thesis...
  • Video: “You’d have to be really, really stupid” to buy Hillary’s “ridiculous” denials

    09/02/2015 9:11:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 2, 2015 | ED MORRISSEY
    Herridge also hears about a conflict of interest in the designation process. A conflict over that roped in a familiar name: Fox News is told there were internal department complaints that Duval, and a second lawyer also linked to Kendall, gave at the very least the appearance of a conflict of interest during the email review. A State Department spokesman did not dispute the basic facts of the incident, confirming to Fox News the disagreement over the four classified emails as well as the internal complaints. But the spokesman said the concerns were unfounded. The whistleblowers told intelligence community officials...
  • ...REPORT: Top Secret Spy Satellite Info on N Korea Nuclear Assets Found in Hillary...Server Email

    09/01/2015 8:21:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 182 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/1/15 | Jim Hoft
    Solomon reports part of concern about the information being unsecured on Clinton’s home server is that it could have been hacked by the North Koreans–who would then know more about U.S. spying capabilities. Solomon reports the information was likely summarized from a secure site and sent in unclassified systems up the chain to Clinton. “One of the most serious potential breaches of national security identified so far by the intelligence community inside Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private emails involves the relaying of classified information concerning the movement of North Korean nuclear assets, which was obtained from spy satellites. “Multiple intelligence sources...
  • Question: What is "PC"?

    08/30/2015 7:30:06 PM PDT · by No One Special · 87 replies
    Diana West Website ^ | August 29, 2015 | Diana West
    Answer: The Marxist mechanism that disconnects facts from conclusions to make war on our minds.Much of the Trump Effect today is due to Donald Trump's rejection of what we all know and instantly recognize as "PC." But what is political correctness? Where does it come from? The origins and seeding of "PC" into American culture are topics of much scrutiny in American Betrayal. Here is one excerpt that I just read for the upcoming audiobook.Under discussion is the process by which what was at one time common knowledge, or a fact-based conclusion  -- for example, that the Communist Party USA...
  • Breaking: Federal court blocks EPA rule on waterways

    08/27/2015 5:47:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It hasn’t been a good month for the EPA. A few weeks ago, EPA engineers accidentally breached a mine dam and polluted waterways in southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico, after having bullied the landowner to access the mine. Ironically, their new rule that expands their authority by redefining the legal term “navigable waterways” was about to take effect tomorrow. A federal judge in North Dakota shut that down this afternoon, ruling that the EPA had exceeded its authority and jurisdiction from Congress: A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would...
  • Disarming America, the Final Solution?

    08/27/2015 10:27:06 AM PDT · by samovar123 · 13 replies
    A new report touted by NBC News’ Maggie Fox makes the claim that the level of firearm ownership can be correlated with homicide deaths of Law Enforcement Officers. More civilian gun ownership in a given area, more dead police. Study authors David Sewedler and David Hemenway would later admit that perhaps this homicide rate was actually driven by criminals. The “criminal offender theory” draws the not-so-remarkable conclusion that police who have frequent encounters with violent criminals are more likely to be injured or killed. Not all that surprising a proposition, is it? Of course, gun hating members of the media...
  • Trump catches attention of CFR, Bilderberg, Trilateral

    08/25/2015 6:46:47 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 67 replies
    jon rappoport blog ^ | August 24, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    The powerful Globalist players at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, and the Trilateral Commission are certainly watching the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Trump has already made statements about immigration they find troubling. They may or may not be taking Trump’s presidential run seriously. They may or may not view him as an inconsequential blowhard, a shoot-from-the-hip cowboy who forgets today what he said yesterday—but today the New York Times has made reference to Trump in a way that will make these Globalist heavy hitters pause and blink while drinking their morning coffee (Here in “As Stock...
  • You know the stock market is in trouble when Apple's Tim Cook is emailing Jim Cramer

    08/24/2015 6:21:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Verge ^ | 08/24/2015 | By Ben Popper
    Stock markets around the world have been posting big losses for the last few days. The route was especially rough this morning, with the DOW Jones at one point falling 1,000 points in less than an hour. At the heart of the current slide is an issue which could impact many tech companies: economic weakness in China. Two weeks ago China's government made an aggressive move to devalue its currency. This followed several weeks of tumult in the Chinese stock market, during which the government had also interceded with force. Taken together, investors saw a Chinese market where growth was flagging. That...

    08/24/2015 5:43:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 8.23.15 | Larry Thornberry
    If we’re going to nominate a celebrity, let’s nominate one more people like. I’d sure rather have Inspector Callahan than the Donald.
  • The Demands For Another Fed Bailout Have Begun

    08/22/2015 7:00:13 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/22/15
    Back in August 2007, just as the quant funds had their first taste of what the upcoming collapse would look like and when the Fed for the first time realized that the subprime woes were "not contained" despite what Ben Bernanke had promised previously to Congress, financial comedy TV's best known mascot, Jim Cramer had a meltdown on CNBC following Bear Stearns' CFO admission that the fixed-income market turmoil was the worst in 22 years, ranting how the Fed "knows nothing" and how it should promptly bail out the financial system. Fast forward 8 years when we just witnessed the...
  • Supporters Hold Over 200 Watch Parties for Cruz Rally for Religious Liberty

    08/22/2015 6:37:24 PM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies ^ | 08/22/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – After seeing more than 2,500 attend Friday’s Rally for Religious Liberty in Des Moines, IA, the Cruz for President campaign announced that there were more than 200 watch parties held around the country to view the rally. Those hosting the parties were given special access to watch online and invite their friends and neighbors to their homes or churches.“It was important for us to have our nationwide leadership use this opportunity to invite their communities to hear more about religious liberty from Senator Cruz,” said Campaign Manger Jeff Roe. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the response....
  • Donald Trump's campaign is built entirely on racism

    08/22/2015 2:51:32 PM PDT · by glenduh · 85 replies
    BNR ^ | 22 Aug 2015 | Jesse Berney
    The defining moment of Donald Trump‘s Friday night campaign rally in Mobile, Ala. was when the GOP candidate for president called Jeff Sessions onto the stage. The four-term U.S. senator put on one of Trump’s trademark “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” hats. Sessions may well be the Senate’s most unrepentant racist. He was once nominated for a federal judgeship, but his history of racism — including praising the KKK and calling the Voting Rights Act “intrusive” — tanked his nomination. Trump isn’t supposed to be a serious candidate, and an endorsement from a U.S. senator is a huge step for him....
  • Live from Des Moines, it’s Ted Cruz (Description of Rally for Religious Liberty)

    08/22/2015 12:08:12 PM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    Power Line ^ | August 22, 2015 | Scott Johnson
    Nebraska attorney Dave Begley continues his series of reports for us on the appearances of presidential candidate in Iowa. Here is his report on the appearance of Ted Cruz yesterday, covered here by the Des Moines Register:I could not pass up the chance to see the champion college debater and Supreme Court advocate in action, so I drove to see Ted Cruz in Des Moines at the Rally for Religious Liberty. He made a brilliant presentation to his target audience. I was impressed.Cruz drew on emotion, logic, drama, rhetoric, and related multimedia presentations to drive his message home with great...
  • Ted Cruz Says Campaign Contributions Skyrocketed After Debate

    08/10/2015 1:18:14 PM PDT · by xzins · 94 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | August 10, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    While most of the media attention after last week’s GOP presidential debate has been focused on Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz has seen a huge jump in his poll numbers, and apparently an explosion in campaign contributions since he took the stage. Check it out! I’d say 225,000 contributions with an average contribution of $68 is quite impressive. It’s important to note that a lot of these contributions are coming from ordinary Americans, making this a true grassroots effort, rather than bowing to the will of corporations in order to get funding. One of the reasons people seem to be...
  • Condescendingly Self-Important Megyn Kelly Interviews Ted Cruz – (TR) (5 min video)

    08/04/2015 7:34:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 171 replies
    Watch this video interview closely. It aired tonight on the Megyn Kelly show. Do you spot the two “tell tale” moments. [ Hint: how Kelly ended the interview of Senator Ted Cruz is a big one. ] Megyn “too-cute-by-half” Kelly has been preparing for, and refining, her debate moderator approach. This segment gives insight into what her approach will be toward Donald Trump, she can’t hide it. As previously stated: It would appear Kelly has an interest in spotlighting Trump around an inferred position of sexism. This is transparently not accidental. Kelly has a history of self-promotion by making herself...
  • Breaking: Gay Couples in Texas Just Got Some Bad News (Go Texas!)

    07/29/2015 7:16:45 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 14 replies ^ | 7/29/2015 | Tersa Monroe-Hamilton
    This is a fantastic victory for conservatives in Texas! I couldn’t believe it when Mayor Parker of Houston shoved through the HERO ordinance against the wishes of the voters there. Over 50,000 petition signatures were gathered and Parker threw them out saying she didn’t care, that HERO would stand. The gay rights mandate allowed for both sexes to use each other’s restrooms and locker rooms, opening the door for sexual predators. Then Parker violated religious rights profoundly by subpoenaing several pastors who were not parties to the litigation, ordering them to turn over all communications regarding the ordinance, the mayor,...
  • SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A ‘Monster’ Named, “Tax Evasion

    07/27/2015 9:35:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Tea Party Crusaders ^ | July 27th, 2015 | crusader
    SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A ‘Monster’ Named, “Tax Evasion.” Which will Eat Away his Political Power. [ Full title]. George Soros is one of the left’s most powerful money men. In January of this year, Western Journalism reported on the millions of dollars that liberal billionaire George Soros and his politically involved foundations gave to help various groups of Ferguson protesters. “Buses of activists from a litany of organizations — all funded in part by Mr. Soros” showed up in the Missouri city scorched by riots related to the police-involved death of Michael Brown. Soros,...
  • ISIS Whack-A-Mole

    07/21/2015 1:38:01 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 21, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Academia might not understand ISIS, but the service academies do. ISIS, or ISIL, has made significant territorial gains across the Middle East and inroads into the heart of Africa. A recent panel discussion on the rise of ISIS at the Heritage Foundation featured Dr. Sebastian Gorka, the Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University. isis terrorists Gorka’s work involves support of U.S. Special Forces such as the Green Berets and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. His assessment of ISIS’s rise is a bleak one, saying, “The current threat environment is a...

    07/16/2015 7:24:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies ^ | July 16, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tennessee is to Muslim refugees as New York is to Muslim hijacked planes. Chattanooga, the site of the latest Muslim terror attack against America, is a “preferred community” for resettlement along with Knoxville and Nashville. Nashville was designated a “Gateway City” for Iraqis. Hundreds of Somali Muslims were dumped in Shelbyville and the Murfreesboro Mega-Mosque became national news because of its terror ties.
  • It's time to get serious. ISIS is here.

    07/16/2015 7:14:07 PM PDT · by From The Deer Stand · 55 replies
    Area blog | July 16, 2015 | From The Deer Stand
    Here is a post this evening put on an area blog by a U.S. military veteran: Just a few hours ago Chattanooga, TN was struck with tragedy as four United States Marines were shot and killed and one Law Enforcement Office was wounded in attacks on a Navy/Marine Corps recruiting office and Navy Reserve center. First and foremost my thoughts and prayers go out to the families those four Marines left behind. This incident IS an act of domestic terrorism, regardless of how Washington spins it, regardless of what nationality, color, creed, or otherwise the shooter was. This was a...
  • A peek inside Hillary’s Brooklyn HQ

    07/16/2015 7:07:48 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/16/15 | Annie Karni
    Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn campaign headquarters is finally ready for its close-up. On Thursday, the campaign ended a three-month period during which its HQ was considered “off the record” to visitors and allowed POLITICO to tour and photograph the space. “It has great views,” said communications director Jennifer Palmieri, who on Wednesday posted online that “tweeting, photos, visits now welcome!” Her proclamation came after New York Times Magazine writer Mark Leibovich dinged the campaign for trying to keep its actual, physical workspace “off the record.” After POLITICO asked for a tour, the campaign delivered on its promise the following morning, part...
  • Feminist website: Gee, these female gun owners sure ‘defy stereotypes (Pistol Packin Mamas !!)

    07/08/2015 4:50:53 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 07/08/2015 | MATT VESPA
    Women are the next frontier in the firearms industry. Over the past few years, women have become the fastest growing demographic of gun owners. They’re responsible for the surge in gun ownership in states like Colorado, and women are lining up across the country for their concealed carry permits. This isn’t a new phenomenon. While the liberal urban-based elite–and their allies in the media–view gun owners as a group comprised mostly of white, conservative men, Louisa Fitzgerald wrote on the feminist site Jezebel that women gun owners often “defy stereotypes.”
  • The Blatant Ignorance of Republican Presidential Candidates

    07/02/2015 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | By Charles P. Pierce
    The symptoms of the prion disease are beginning to become so obvious that even some of our more prominent pundits are beginning to notice them. For example, even former Karl Rove life-coach Ron Fournier has noticed the severe lack of Abraham Lincolns in the current GOP presidential candidates. And noted climate-denialist and baseball drone George Effing Will has staked out the bold position that many of these candidates have gone so far around the bend that they've crossed some kind of termination barrier. It is, therefore, especially disheartening that Cruz, who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and who is...
  • Gay men blow kisses, taunting guy in ‘Ask Me About Jesus’ shirt; watch his reaction

    06/29/2015 6:09:55 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 54 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 6/29/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The Supreme Court’s decision Friday that same sex marriages are constitutionally guaranteed hasn’t brought the love out from the left — it’s brought out their hate. And it’s disgusting. Jeffrey Luscombe, who describes himself as a gay, Canadian freelance writer, thought it was humorous when a black man, wearing an “Ask Me About Jesus” sweatshirt, was blown kisses by a group of men as he tried to make his way through a gay pride event.
  • Change: 59% of Americans, 58% of southerners now oppose flying the Confederate flag in public places

    06/25/2015 7:18:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2015 | AllahPundit
    Am I right that this is the first major poll taken since the beginning of Flagmania last week? I’m curious to see if other pollsters are seeing the same shifts that YouGov is. Because this is a lot of movement in a very short period:When was the last time any cultural hot-button issue bounced by double digits in a span of three months? Maybe after Obama finally endorsed gay marriage in 2012?The crosstabs unfortunately don’t break down the numbers by region and race. It’s useful to know what white Americans and black Americans think, and it’s useful to know...
  • CULTURAL TYRANTS: It will not stop with the Confederate flag and it will not slow down.

    06/25/2015 7:12:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 06/25/2015 | Scott Mckay
    The aftermath of the Charleston church massacre has been an interesting thing. Following the nine killed by 21-year-old ninth grade dropout and troglodyte Dylann Roof at the Mother Emanuel AME Church last week, the people of that venerable South Carolina city have given the nation one of our more inspiring spectacles — thousands gathering in prayer and demonstrating for unity and civility. Had the reaction of Charleston been the major story, the massacre — disgusting and tragic as it was — would have told us something good about the basic character of the American people. Your author will go so...
  • What's the Point of Charging Dylann Roof With Hate Crimes?

    06/25/2015 7:08:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Reason ^ | 06/25/2015 | Jacob Sullum
    Citing unnamed "federal law enforcement officials," The New York Times reports that the Justice Department probably will file federal hate crime charges against Dylann Roof in connection with last week's massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Since Roof already faces nine murder charges in state court, where he will be subject to the death penalty if convicted, an additional federal prosecution seems gratuitous. It does not even offer the prospect of a more severe punishment. To the contrary, the maximum penalty Roof would face under federal law is life in prison, while there is a distinct possibility that...
  • YouGov poll: Pluralities of whites, blacks, Latinos think SCOTUS should not decide for gay marriage

    06/23/2015 7:43:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/23/2015 | AllahPundit
    Quite a week for unity in America. First the two parties come together in opposition to the Confederate flag, now the races come together in opposition to constitutionalizing SSM. Maybe this is the key to healing the nation, finding things that everyone dislikes. Like the new “True Detective,” or that hot-dog pizza abortion from Pizza Hut.The opposition is mild, obviously, but it’s there. Interestingly, when you remove the Court from the equation, those numbers tilt the other way. Here’s what happens when you ask people if they support letting gays marry legally:Overall it’s 49/41 in favor, with whites and Latinos...
  • Congratulations! You Oppose The Confederate Flag. Now What?

    06/23/2015 11:13:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/23/2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    The U.S. Civil War was a war that never should have been fought. Some 620,000 men died because slavery, an inhumane and evil practice, was permitted in many portions of this country. The South gets most of the blame for that, but the north benefited from the regime as well, even though it didn’t directly practice enslavement at the time of the war. I used to think the war was a bit more complicated than I do now, having had my mind changed thanks to some relatively recent guided readings of President Abraham Lincoln. But long story short, the...
  • Horne v. Department of Agriculture struck down!

    06/22/2015 7:19:28 AM PDT · by oblomov · 54 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | 22 Jun 2015 | SCOTUS Blog
    Horne v. Department of Agriculture.decision is a big win for those of us who try to make a living in Ag Any net proceeds the raisin growers receive from the sale of the reserve raisins goes to the amount of compensation they have received for that taking. It does not mean that the raisins have not been appropriated for government use, nor can the government make raisin growers relinquish their property without just compensation as a condition for selling in interstate commerce. This is a major blow to government's program of trying to boost prices by keeping crops off the...
  • Are Baltimore Police Engaged in a Low-Profile Work Slowdown to Protest Oversight?

    06/20/2015 8:06:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    AllGov ^ | June 20, 2015 | Steve Straehley
    Freddie Gray died in the custody of Baltimore police in April. Six officers have been charged in the death, which is said to have occurred due to spinal injuries he suffered while being thrown about the back of a police van during a rough ride to the station. But now Baltimore police are playing the victim card. They’ve engaged in a work slowdown that has resulted in a 43% decline in arrests citywide from April to May, and as high as 90% in some neighborhoods, according to Doug Donovan and Colin Campbell of The Baltimore Sun. Some say it’s because...

    06/16/2015 6:02:20 AM PDT · by shortstop · 87 replies ^ | 06/16/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    The boobs are fake, too. I’m talking about Rachel Dolezal, the recently fired Spokane NAACP president who told everybody she was black. As part of the national discussion about presenting ourselves as who we want to be, as opposed to who our DNA says we are, it’s worth noting that she dyes her hair and has had implants. And somehow we’ve got to navigate the social minefield of to what degree the world allows our physical and cultural identity to be of our own determination, and to what degree social norms can fence us in. How much is personal expression...
  • Bill Maher admits he tossed his ALL-liberal audience because they were too uptight

    06/13/2015 9:51:33 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 95 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 13, 2015 | Tracy Connors
    As expected, Bill Maher has now weighed in on the non-troversy, that erupted this week when Jerry Seinfeld bemoaned the culture of political correctness on college campuses – and Maher went a step farther. Both Maher and his guest Comedy Central roast master Jeffrey Ross, agreed with Seinfeld, which should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with their work. The big stunner came when Maher acknowledged that liberals have become so infected by political correctness, that they have been rendered all but incapable of finding his brand of humor amusing. As a result, Maher has had to modify the...
  • Obama Goes Full Stalin: Tells Secret Court To Ignore Law He Signed 4 Hours Earlier, Extend Illegal

    06/09/2015 7:37:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    zeri hedge ^ | 6/9/15 | tyler durden
    Just when we thought the absurdity that marks every single day of Obama's reign could not possibly be surpassed, we learned that 4 hours (3 hours and 47 minutes to be precise) after the US president vowed to sign a new law banning bulk data collection by the NSA (named, for purely grotesque reasons, the "USA Freedom Act"), the Obama administration asked the secret Fisa surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans for six months....
  • Pedal Pusher: Peduto sets Pittsburgh on down cycle

    06/08/2015 6:45:17 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 16 replies
    Pedal Pusher: Peduto sets Pittsburgh on down cycle by Daniel Clark “It isn’t the way it was in 1970,” says Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto. “Not everyone’s dream is to have their own car and use it to get to work.” Actually, you’d have to go back a lot farther than 45 years to find a time that having a car was “everyone’s dream.” The Model T had made that a reality half a century earlier. By 1970, it was just a normal facet of life in a civilized Western nation. Well, we can’t have that, now, can we? Peduto vowed...
  • NYC Mayor de Blasio: We have a “democracy problem” in America

    06/08/2015 8:10:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/08/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio is a busy guy. He’s got more than enough on his plate already, needing to deal with his city’s skyrocketing crime rate, crushing poverty in the areas that the TV cameras don’t cover and a police force which doesn’t much care for him. Still, he took time out of his busy day on Sunday to talk to John Dickerson on Face the Nation. Strangely, he wasn’t there to talk about Gotham, but rather about Hillary Clinton and her recent calls for expanded early voting around the nation. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio...
  • BREAKING: Baltimore Prosecutor Makes Major Announcement About Freddy Gray’s Autopsy

    The Washington Examiner’s Byron York just confirmed that not only is Baltimore City Attorney Marilyn Mosby attempting to restrict access to Freddie Gray’s autopsy report, an uncommon practice to say the least, but she is also attempting to prevent police from accessing the report. This unusual move has raised eyebrows across the country as those following the case speculate about what the report might contain. Perhaps the most likely revelation would be proof that Gray died not from wounds received from Baltimore police officers taking him into custody, but instead from wounds self-inflicted during his ride to jail in the...
  • Ex CIA agent explains how to delete the elite!

    06/03/2015 3:07:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/03/15
    Ex CIA agent explains how to delete the elite!
  • Rest easy, citizens: TSA finds almost 1 in 20 test bombs during screening

    06/01/2015 2:22:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A few weeks ago I had to go back to DC yet again for the Right Online conference and it involved flying in and out of Reagan, as well as Newark. As usual, I stood in the long lines – even with my previous screening check mark on my boarding passes – and went through all the rituals of unloading some of my things and passing through a detector. When I arrived at the hotel I opened my bag to find the usual TSA greeting card indicating that they had searched my checked baggage, no matter how much of...
  • Blimps Over Capitol: Just Hot Air?

    05/27/2015 8:53:14 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 5 a.m. May 27 | Hannah Hess
    Coming soon to a Capitol skyline near you: Giant blimps at 10,000 feet? The woman at the helm of the House Administration Committee thinks the Capitol needs eyes in the sky, after authorities failed to detect Florida mailman Douglas Hughes’ April 15 gyrocopter flight. Chairwoman Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., visited U.S. Customs and Border Patrol ground stations along the Southern border in January and was amazed at the clarity of the Tethered Aerostat Radar System, or TARS. She is suggesting the “sophisticated technology” might suit the Capitol. That would mean giant blimps stretching along the Washington, D.C., skyline at...