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  • American Airlines pilot dies mid-flight during trip to Boston

    10/05/2015 2:36:53 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 5, 2015 | Chris Welch
    An American Airlines pilot became incapacitated and later died during an early red-eye flight from Phoenix to Boston on Monday. The company has yet to release the pilot's name or details on what caused his death. The plane's co-pilot took over the controls of the Airbus A320 and safely landed the 147-passenger flight in Syracuse around 7AM ET in an emergency attempt to get the pilot medical attention. The flight originally departed shortly after midnight on Monday.
  • Donald Trump Calls for Amnesty

    07/27/2015 8:14:32 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 128 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dave Blount
    I hope Trump’s MSNBC interview doesn’t surprise too many people: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a softer stance [on] immigration during a television interview Friday, saying he believes in a “merit system” for undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S. … During Friday’s interview, Trump said the U.S. should take a two-step approach to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country. Wouldn’t it be nice if there really were only 11 million? The actual number is probably at least three times that high and rocketing upward every moment. Meanwhile, we can’t find even a loose cannon,...
  • National Review Calls for Impeachment Over Iran Deal

    07/27/2015 9:44:18 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Even the normally restrained if not downright tepid National Review has reached the obvious conclusion — Obama must be impeached for facilitating the acquisition of nuclear weapons by America’s worst enemy. Andrew McCarthy notes that in the time of the Founding Fathers, it was regarded as an impeachable offense for a president to withhold information from Congress regarding a treaty, or to use unscrupulous tactics to acquire Senate approval. Compare that to what Obama has done:
  • Trump's most notable insults

    07/26/2015 6:18:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2015 | Hanna Krueger, Kate Hardiman, Caroline Kelly
    2016 GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been hurling insult after insult on the campaign trail. Trump has let loose on both Democrats and Republicans, rival candidates, lawmakers, journalists and even pop culture icons...Here are Trump's most notable insults so far in the 2016 campaign:
  • Required to Apply for Permits to Park on Their Own Driveway

    07/24/2015 9:08:24 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 53 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 24, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Once our homes were our castles. Now they are the government’s. Not even the most trivial details of how we make use of our own property escapes bureaucratic regulation in the name of the environment. For example: Cobb County [Georgia] is telling a Kennesaw family to apply for permission to park their kids’ cars in their own driveway. The Oviedo family got a notice of violation for having four cars in the driveway. The family has relatives visiting and two kids home from college. … They got a visit Friday from code enforcement, acting on an anonymous complaint. The neighborhood...
  • Abortionist Compares Deborah Nucatola to Jesus

    07/21/2015 3:14:42 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 21, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Wondering how a liberal “Christian” would spin Planned Parenthood getting caught red-handed peddling body parts from the babies it kills? Stand by for some blasphemy that would make the moonbats at Chicago Theological Seminary look almost worthy to set foot in a church by comparison:
  • Bill Maher Suggests Challenging Obama on Iran Deal Is Racist

    07/16/2015 4:29:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Moonbatter ^ | July 16, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Major Garrett overstepped by wondering why Obama didn’t at least ask the ayatollahs to free imprisoned Americans as a token concession before granting them $150 billion in unfrozen assets and a pathway to nuclear weaponry. The flying monkeys have been dispatched to chastise him: Liberal HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher took offense to a CBS White House reporter who on Wednesday admitted to intentionally provoking President Obama with a question about Iran. “Major Garrett is a huge a–hole,” Maher wrote late Wednesday in a message to his 3 million-plus followers on Twitter. Maher suggested Garrett’s interaction with the president...
  • Navy pilot Lt. Daniel Harris gets 50 years on child pornography charges

    07/15/2015 8:11:59 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 14, 2015 | Susy Raybon
    Lt. Daniel Harris, 31, who posed online as a male teen to snare young girls into his web, will appeal the 50 year sentence handed down to him yesterday. The 29 charges include production, receipt, transportation, and possession of child pornography, and two counts of obstruction of justice.
  • Paying by the Mile

    07/15/2015 3:44:23 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 43 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | July 1, 2015 | ANTHONY MACUK |
    Excerpt: ... The agency [ODOT] wants to move away from fuel taxes and instead charge drivers based on the distance they drive. ODOT officials have been conducting a decade long search for ways to do it—and it’s turned into an unfocused, meandering and expensive effort. The latest plan: Starting July 1, the state is seeking as many as 5,000 volunteers to pay the state a mileage-based rate rather than taxes at the gas pump. The pilot program, called OreGo, relies on drivers signing up with one of three companies that will supply plug-in devices to count the miles. But the...
  • New York City Council Moves To Decriminalize Urination In Public and Turnstile Jumping

    07/15/2015 12:55:10 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 55 replies
    Jonathon Turley ^ | July 13, 2015 | Jonathon Turley
    Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (left) is moving forward with a controversial plan to decriminalize such offenses as urinating in public — part of an effort to rollback on criminal offenses used by police to stop and detain suspects under the “broken windows” approach of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. Critics have charged that the murder rate and other crimes are already up under Mayor Bill de Blasio due to the tensions with police and new policies against stop and frisk maneuvers. Mark-Viverito appears to believe that criminalizing urination is only a pretext for police stops or a minor offense for the...
  • Obama Writes Personal Letters to 46 Felons; No Contact with Kathryn Steinle’s Family

    07/15/2015 12:19:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 13, 2015 | Joel B. Pollack
    Nearly two weeks after 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle was murdered on San Francisco’s Pier 14 by an illegal alien and convicted felon who was released from prison earlier this year, President Barack Obama has failed to contact the victim’s family or mention her in public. Yet Obama took the time to write (and release) 46 personal letters this month to felons imprisoned for non-violent drug offenses whose sentences he has commuted.
  • Fat Female Commander Intimidated Subordinates Into Letting Her Pass The Tape Test

    07/15/2015 10:39:25 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2015 | Jonah Bennett
    Col. Glenda Lock, commander of McDonald Army Health Center, was fired in late March. We now know the reason why. Apparently, Lock intimidated subordinates into letting her pass the tape test after she was found overweight. Initial reports in April indicated Lock was fired for “undue influence” and “command climate problems,” after receiving a suspension in February. Results from the investigation indicate that undue influence took the form of manipulating tape test results, Army Times reports. The tape test is used by all services to measure body fat in the neck and waist.
  • South Carolina Petition Demonstrates What Happens When You Try to Compromise With the

    07/14/2015 11:32:21 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 13, 2015 | Dave Blount
    What are the odds that this petition will have any success? The African American Monument on the South Carolina State House grounds was erected in 2001 as part of a bi-partisan compromise reached in 2000 to move the Confederate battle flag from the State House dome and place it at the Confederate Soldier’s Monument. Given the recent outcry to remove the battle flag from the State House grounds completely, the people of South Carolina view this as a reneging of the 2000 compromise. Therefore, the people of South Carolina implore the South Carolina State Legislature to pass legislation calling for...
  • Controversy Sparks at Firing of Marine Female Recruit Battalion CO

    07/13/2015 2:40:15 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies ^ | July 13, 2015 | Fox News
    The Marine officer who made female recruits better shots at boot camp has been relieved of her command, igniting controversy. Military Times reports that Lt. Col. Kate Germano served only a year as the head of the 4th Recruit Training Battalion on Parris Island, S.C., before her dismissal. She got bounced June 30 after a command investigation accused her of "toxic leadership" by berating and showing contempt for subordinates in public. The 300-page report found her to be "hostile, unprofessional and abusive " and told recruits that sexual assault was preventable, and that those who drank put themselves in a...
  • Donald Trump demands apology from his critics after escape of El Chapo...

    07/13/2015 11:42:39 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2015 | Kieran Corcoran
    Full Title: Donald Trump demands apology from his critics after escape of El Chapo claiming it is proof his attacks on Mexico are justified as he threatens to kick the drug lord's 'ass'...
  • Obama commutes sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders

    07/13/2015 10:05:08 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    WA Po ^ | July 13, 2015 | Sari Horwitz and Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama on Monday commuted the sentences of 46 drug offenders in federal prisons, as part of his administration's effort to reform the criminal justice system. Obama’s clemency to non-violent drug offenders comes as the administration is working to reduce operating costs and overcrowding in federal prisons, as well as to provide relief to inmates who were sent to prison under the harsh sentencing guidelines put in place in the late 1980s as the country was grappling with the crime and violence associated with crack cocaine.
  • WH abandons ICE program for tracking illegal immigrants [Just announced]

    07/13/2015 9:08:41 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2015 | Staff
    Video at link.
  • In Fiery Speeches, Francis Excoriates Global Capitalism

    07/12/2015 6:59:14 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 82 replies
    NYT ^ | July 11, 2015 | JIM YARDLEY and BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
    His speeches can blend biblical fury with apocalyptic doom. Pope Francis does not just criticize the excesses of global capitalism. He compares them to the “dung of the devil.” He does not simply argue that systemic “greed for money” is a bad thing. He calls it a “subtle dictatorship” that “condemns and enslaves men and women.” Having returned to his native Latin America, Francis has renewed his left-leaning critiques on the inequalities of capitalism, describing it as an underlying cause of global injustice, and a prime cause of climate change. Francis escalated that line last week when he made a...
  • Time to Arrest Hillary

    07/12/2015 5:57:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 11, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Fox News analyst and former judge Andrew Napolitano recently posted a Washington Times op-ed called "Hillary's Secret War," in which he declares with certainty that Hillary Clinton "provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress in a venue where the law required her to be truthful." Napolitano came to this conclusion after reading the transcript of an interview with a lawfully licensed American arms dealer named Marc Turi, as well as emails to and from the State Department and congressional officials while Hillary was Secretary of State. In 2011, Turi received approval from the Departments of State and Treasury...
  • Top GOP Donor Wants Donald Trump Banned from First Debate

    07/12/2015 4:29:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 84 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 7, 2015 | Staff
    A top establishment Republican donor reportedly wants Donald Trump banned from the first presidential debate... And that is not sitting well with some of the party’s top donors, many of whom favor pro-amnesty legislation and do want to see their establishment darlings like Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% challenged on the issue. According to an Associated Press report, “Republican donor John Jordan said Monday that GOP leaders should take steps to block Trump’s access to the first presidential debate in early August.” “Someone in the party ought to start some sort of petition saying, ‘If Trump’s going...
  • Philly Catholic School Facing Severe Legal Punishment After Firing Lesbian Teacher

    07/12/2015 3:16:06 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 11, 2015 | Paul Buois
    Catholic school on the outskirts of Philadelphia has come under heavy attack in recent days after firing an openly lesbian teacher in a same-sex civil marriage with her partner. Since 2007, Waldron Mercy Academy knew that teacher Margie Winters had been civilly married to her lesbian lover, but they kept her on as Director of Religious Education anyway for a total of eight years, under the advisement that she keep her relationship secret and not discuss it with students or parents. Though she kept the order, parents from the school eventually found out about Winters and complained to the school...
  • Hillary Clinton’s interview with CNN full of softballs

    07/12/2015 1:04:48 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    WRKO Boston - The Kuhner Report ^ | July 8, 2015 | Jeff Kuhner
    == Listen to segment == (Nothing asked about Benghazi, but in stark contrast, he plays an excerpt later how Rihanna Taylor rakes candidate Carson over the coals on his stance of gays).
  • Mother shocked after 5-year-old son discovers hidden camera in Starbucks bathroom

    07/11/2015 11:10:45 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    Fox6 ^ | July 10, 2015 | Megan Pospychala
    Deputies are investigating the discovery of a hidden cell phone camera hiding inside the women’s restroom at a Starbucks in Lancaster, California. A woman, who asked not to be identified, told KTLA that her 5-year-old son found the cell phone around 10:30 a.m. at the Starbucks near Avenue K and 10th Street on Thursday, July 9th. “My son used the restroom first and I used the restroom after him. I noticed he was staring at the sink a little bit perplexed. I asked him what was wrong and he said, ‘Mommy, why is there a phone under there?'” said the...
  • Homosexual Sues Bible Publisher Because Bible Is Homophobic

    07/10/2015 6:17:34 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 47 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 10, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Homophobic Everyone knew that the Supremes’ obscene gay marriage decree would lead to churches being sued for not betraying their faith with sacrilegious parodies of wedding ceremonies. But this enterprising homofascist decided to cut to the chase and go right after the Bible: A homosexual man has filed a $70 million lawsuit against Bible publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, alleging that their version of the Bible that refers to homosexuality as a sin violates his constitutional rights and has caused him emotional distress. According to the Christian Post, ex-con turned author Bradley LaShawn Fowler filed the federal suit in the...
  • Kneejerk Reaction? New Air Passenger Seating Scheme Hits Turbulence

    07/10/2015 5:17:33 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    NBC Business ^ | July 10, 2015 | Alexandra Gibbs
    The lot of the poor economy-class airline customer has never been a happy one: there's the food (or lack of), cramped conditions, loud noises and being just that bit too close for comfort to your fellow passengers. However, things could get a whole lot worse, if one company's designs are adopted. Named the "Economy Class Cabin Hexagon", the design aims to switch up seating arrangements, by placing airline seats in different directions in order to improve space and "increase cabin density."
  • Dr. Farid Fata Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison as Cancer Misdiagnosis Victims Tell All

    07/10/2015 2:09:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    Yahoo Health ^ | July 10, 2015 | Jenna Birch
    A mouthful of missing teeth. Chronic pain all over the body. Unrelenting weakness in joints and muscles. Even death. Those were some of the claims that Dr. Farid Fata’s victims heaped upon him at his sentencing trial this week for administering at least 2,000 unnecessary chemotherapy treatments. Fata admitted to misdiagnosing and exposing his cancer patients to unneeded and excessive rounds of chemotherapy to collect payments from both them and their insurance companies. He was sentenced on Friday to 45 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Paul Borman — which will most likely cover the rest of the 50-year-old’s...
  • [VIDEO] Clintonspeak: How Hillary Learns From Bill

    07/09/2015 6:21:02 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 8, 2015 | Posted on YouTube from Blomberg
    Hillary Clinton's interview with CNN revealed some characteristic ways of answering questions. Turns out, she learned from the master...(go to link).
  • Six people dead after Mexican Marine helicopter comes under fire near the U.S. border

    07/09/2015 9:23:05 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | July 6, 2015 | Staff
    Mexico's navy says six people are dead after a group of suspected criminals sparked a skirmish by opening fire on a Marine helicopter near the U.S. border. The navy says the incident happened on Sunday in a rural area south of Nuevo Laredo, which is across the border from Laredo, Texas. In a statement Monday, the navy said the suspects fired on the Blackhawk helicopter, hitting it seven times. The helicopter crew returned fire, killing six suspects. No navy personnel were injured. The navy said the crew detected a convoy of armed men in an area long dominated by the...
  • Obama’s pet watchdog left veterans out in the cold

    07/08/2015 9:24:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 7, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    Driven out by whistleblowers, Acting Inspector General of the Veterans Administration Richard Griffin finally resigned last week. Good riddance. Griffin had whitewashed and concealed information about inadequate care and phony waiting lists and tried to retaliate against truth-tellers. But don’t expect real improvement at the VA. Griffin’s successor is another bureaucratic lifer, Lin Halliday. She’s been collecting a paycheck from the VA Inspector General’s Office since 1992, while the deadly problems festered. President Obama seems to like that approach. On July 2 in Wisconsin, whistleblower Ryan Honl — a Gulf War veteran — urged Obama to appoint an independent inspector...
  • All offensive state flags must be removed...[Humor, each state covered, but would be logic of Left]

    07/08/2015 12:38:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    People's Cube ^ | Red Square
    Comrades! On the heels of the removal of the offensive Confederate battle flag in South Carolina and elsewhere, let's take a closer look at South Carolina's offensive state flag as well - and at all the offensive flags in many other states that comprise the highly offensive United States...the corresponding states merge into one centralized homogeneous entity with the capital in Washington, DC. Our previous plan for the national flag may have to be revised accordingly:
  • Navy, Marines Ease Up on Transgender Policy

    07/08/2015 9:26:51 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies ^ | July 6, 2015 | William Cole
    The Navy and Marine Corps have joined the Army and Air Force in making it harder to discharge transgender military members. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus signed a memorandum last Wednesday stating, "Effective immediately, separations initiated under the provisions of the reference for service members with a diagnosis or history of gender dysphoria, who identify themselves as transgender, or who have taken steps to externalize the condition, must be forwarded to the assistant secretary of the Navy (manpower and reserve affairs) for decision." The memo was directed to the chief of naval operations and commandant of the Marine Corps. Previously, discharge...

    07/08/2015 8:13:36 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | July 8, 2015 | AM
    The White website has corrected a HUGE mistake made by Barack Obama during his press briefing yesterday about the Islamic State when the President said that U.S. forces were “training ISIL.” During his speech, Obama uttered the line, “with the additional steps I ordered last month, we’re speeding up training of ISIL forces.” The White transcript left in the original quote, but placed the word ‘Iraqi’ in brackets after the word ISIL, correcting Obama’s mistake.
  • Hooligans Trash DC Store, Police Ignore Pleas for Help [Video]

    07/07/2015 2:22:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 6, 2015 | Dave Blount
    You don’t need a gun in our nation’s capital. If you encounter criminals, just take out your phone and dial 911. Then wait several days for the response.
  • Tancredo: Independence Day, Time to Think Radical Thoughts

    07/07/2015 1:42:03 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 3, 2015 | Tom Tancredo
    Independence Day is traditionally a time for celebration, relaxation and gratitude for the liberties declared to be universal rights on July 4, 1776. Maybe it’s time to also remember — and celebrate — that while our liberties and our independence may have been declared in 1776, they were secured for posterity by the blood of patriots, not the pens and inkblots of judges and politicians. As a poet of the ’60s once said, the times they are a-changing. Indeed.
  • Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s home raided in child pornography investigation

    07/07/2015 11:35:23 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 78 replies
    Fox59 Indianapolis ^ | July 7, 2015 | Matt Adams
    Federal authorities raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle Tuesday morning. FBI sources told FOX59 state and federal investigators were serving warrants at Fogle’s Zionsville home in connection with a child pornography investigation...Earlier this year, Russell Taylor, the former director of the Jared Foundation started by Fogle, was arrested in a child pornography case. He was accused of possessing and producing child pornography. Investigators said a search of Taylor’s home turned up more than 500 videos with images of child pornography. In May, Taylor unsuccessfully tried to kill himself while in jail.
  • US Navy Triples Paid Maternity Leave in Effort to Attract Women

    07/05/2015 7:15:45 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 50 replies ^ | July 3, 2015 | Lolita C. Baldor
    The U.S. Navy is tripling the amount of paid maternity leave that female sailors and Marines can take after the birth of a child, and will now provide a total of 18 weeks off. The change, directed by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, makes the Navy the first of the military services to provide more than the current six weeks of leave. According to the Navy, about 5,000 women would be eligible for the benefit each year, including 500 officers. The actual order extends convalescent leave for maternity cases only, and is effective immediately. Service secretaries have the authority to make...
  • VIDEO: Ruger Version of the Star-Spangled Banner

    07/04/2015 6:35:26 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 4, 2015 | Dave Blount
    What could be more patriotic on the Fourth of July than playing the Star-Spangled Banner with a Ruger 10/22? Chris Cheng demonstrates:
  • Vatican Hosts Climate Commie Naomi Klein

    07/04/2015 11:54:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 2, 2015 | David Blount
    You can tell a lot about powerful people by who comes to visit them. For example, in the early years of the Obama Administration, his #1 visitor was pro-communist SEIU leader Andy Stern. Racial arsonist Al Sharpton is a regular, and his still more rabidly anti-Caucasian colleague Malik Shabazz appears to have coming a'calling too. Regarding the new Pope: The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet. Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” acknowledged Wednesday that, “as a secular...
  • Worth Another Look: Christians Stoned by Muslims as Authorities Look On — In Michigan

    07/02/2015 10:12:10 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 1, 2015 | Dave Blount
    The West’s Islamic future has already been happening in the Muslim colony Dearbornistan. This 2012 story is worth another look...By now, close to 270,000 viewers [make that nearly 2 million now] have seen the video (see below) of the Christian street preachers being assaulted on the streets of Dearborn, Michigan. They were walking in public areas of the annual Dearborn Arab Festival on Sunday 17 June 2012 (Father’s Day), carrying placards and wearing T-shirts bearing mild statements expressing their Christian beliefs.
  • Confirmation Hearings...Kagan...“There Is No Federal Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage”

    07/01/2015 10:50:23 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 34 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dave Blount
    FULL TITLE: In Confirmation Hearings, Elena Kagan Stated “There Is No Federal Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage”... Obama and Shrillary aren’t the only ones to “evolve” rather dramatically regarding the federal desecration of marriage on behalf of the radical homosexual agenda. Legal Insurrection recalls testimony by leftist Supreme Court Injustice Elena Kagan during her confirmation hearings. This is so straightforward, you had to know she didn’t mean it: Senator John Cornyn: Do you believe that there is a federal constitutional right to samesex marriage? Kagan: There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
  • A college balks at Hillary Clinton’s fee, so books Chelsea for $65,000 instead

    06/30/2015 8:31:11 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    WA Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | Philip Rucker and Rosalind S. Helderman
    When the University of Missouri at Kansas City was looking for a celebrity speaker to headline its gala luncheon marking the opening of a women’s hall of fame, one name came to mind: Hillary Rodham Clinton. But when the former secretary of state’s representatives quoted a fee of $275,000, officials at the public university balked. “Yikes!” one e-mailed another. So the school turned to the next best option: her daughter, Chelsea. The university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton’s brief appearance Feb. 24, 2014, a demonstration of the celebrity appeal and marketability that the former and possibly second-time first daughter employs...
  • Gay Army General Reflects on Supreme Court's Historic Ruling

    06/29/2015 4:26:33 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies ^ | June 29, 2015 | Bryant Jordan
    The first general officer to come out as gay following the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell in 2011 says the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the country makes "a positive difference in many service members' lives" for practical and heartfelt reasons. "The practical impact is uniformity in the recognition of family," Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith told "The heartfelt impact is that every family matters, regardless of who you marry." Smith, who married Tracey Hepner in 2012 at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, was at Brooks Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, as the...
  • Mega-Retailers Confirm That Pushing Liberal Agenda Comes Before Making Money

    06/25/2015 7:25:41 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | JUNE 24, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Mega-retailers have confirmed their loyal membership in the liberal Establishment and their willingness to join in an ideological war of annihilation against the very concept of the South by refusing to sell Confederate flag merchandise. This confirms that like Big Advertising, Big Retail is far more concerned with advancing the liberal agenda than with making money, because thanks to the authorities’ big push to suppress it, the rebel flag is selling better than ever:
  • VIDEO: Mayor Murray unveils rainbow crosswalks on Capitol Hill [ Seattle gay area ]

    06/23/2015 5:11:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 45 replies
    KIRO TV (CBS) - Seattle ^ | June 23, 2015 | Staff
    As Pride Week gets underway in Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray unveiled new rainbow crosswalks at several Capitol Hill intersections Tuesday morning. There are 11 crosswalks on Capitol Hill getting the rainbow treatment -- for a total cost of more than $100,000 according to the city's transportation director. Seven of those were painted and treated overnight and four others will be finished Tuesday night. The idea has been discussed for some time, but was delayed by logistics and cost. It was initially said that the colorful crosswalks cost about $6,000 for a total of $66,000 for all 11. The money comes...
  • So What Do Liberals Actually Want To Do About Guns?

    06/23/2015 12:21:32 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    Do something about guns. In his statement on the Charleston shooting, President Barack Obama called on congressional leaders to “come to grips” with their positions on guns, because “it is in our power to do something about it.” This is a refrain we hear after every gruesome mass shooting. Today, Eugene Robinson writes that “the one thing about which there can be no debate is that he had a gun.” The only way we can change things is to hold “presidential candidates of both parties accountable” to do something about them. Ok. What?
  • ‘Black’ Rachel Dolezal: Whites shouldn’t discuss racism

    06/21/2015 3:48:00 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 18, 2015 | Dave Huber
    As if the case of Rachel Dolezal couldn’t get any sillier, anti-racism activist Tim Wise says that the “black” former NAACP chapter president once “tried to stop him from speaking” at Eastern Washington University because … “white folks can’t speak with any legitimacy to issues of racism.” Dolezal was a part-time professor at the college.
  • New Orleans police capture suspect in fatal shooting of officer in police car

    06/21/2015 3:26:01 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    NY Daily Times ^ | June 21, 2015 | Joel Landeau
    The man accused of shooting a New Orleans police officer to death inside a police car was nabbed Sunday after he was spotted jumping onto a public bus wearing handcuffs. Police searched for Travis Boys, 33, for 24 hours after he slipped into the front seat of the cruiser while handcuffed and fatally shot Daryle Holloway, 45, authorities said. A police rookie and his trainer saw Boys getting on the bus with broken handcuffs on his wrist. "To my understanding, he got on the bus after spotting the officers. And the officers saw that and then he got off the...
  • The Last Rebels: 25 Things We Did As Kids That Would Get Someone Arrested Today

    06/21/2015 2:03:59 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 71 replies
    Orangic Prepper ^ | June 16, 2015 | Daisy Luther
    With all of the ridiculous new regulations, coddling, and societal mores that seem to be the norm these days, it’s a miracle those of us over 30 survived our childhoods. Here’s the problem with all of this babying: it creates a society of weenies. There won’t be more more rebels because this generation has been frightened into submission and apathy through a deliberately orchestrated culture of fear. No one will have faced adventure and lived to greatly embroider the story. Kids are brainwashed – yes, brainwashed – into believing that the mere thought of a gun means you’re a psychotic...
  • Goodnight, California

    06/20/2015 11:16:56 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 16, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    I offer another chronicle, a 14-hour tour of the skeleton I once knew as California...[Snip]...I turn on the local news and channel surf for 10 minutes. How well we take refuge in the absurd. This litany blares out: Bruce Jenner’s new sexual identity, the latest racial controversy, this time over the crashing of a private pool party and the police reaction, the Obama’s new stretch Air Force One jumbo jet, Marco Rubio’s one ticket every four years, Miley Cyrus’s bisexuality. I suppose if one cannot grasp, much less deal with, $19 trillion in debt, a foreign policy in shambles, the...
  • Oregonians' health premiums poised for big hikes next year

    06/19/2015 7:30:20 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    OregonLive ^ | June 18, 2015 | Nick Budnick
    More than 220,000 Oregonians who buy their own health insurance are poised to pay higher premiums next year -- some of them a lot higher. State regulators on Thursday announced rates for people who aren't covered by their employers or government programs. And the news is not good. While some insurers proposed rates similar to or better than this year's, officials are ordering them to be raised -- saying they need to close a sizable gap between what insurers have collected and what they spend on claims. As a result, the least expensive "silver" plan premium available to a 40-year-old...