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  • How long for the Peruta En Banc Process in California?

    02/09/2016 5:18:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego is a closely watched case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Originally, a three judge panel ruled that Sheriff’s did not have the authority to arbitrarily refuse to grant permits to most citizens who applied for them, invalidating the “good reason” excuse that Sheriffs were using.The case is particularly important because the panel ruled that there is a Constituitonal right to carry a gun outside of the home, and that government entities may not effectively ban the carry of firearms outside of the home for self defense. At least one judge in...
  • Ben Carson: I’m Open to Being Donald Trump's Vice President

    02/09/2016 3:24:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Mediaite via MSN ^ | 2/09/16 | Alex Griswold
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on the day of the New Hampshire primary that he was open to serving as vice president under another candidate, specifically saying that he would be willing to sit down and discuss it with Donald Trump. "Would you be ever open to a VP spot?" asked Fox Business host Neil Cavuto. "I would have to have major philosophical alignment with whoever it was," Carson responded. "I would have to have guarantees that I could do some substantial things." Cavuto asked whether that applied to Donald Trump as well. "I certainly would sit down and...
  • The FBI is still struggling to unlock San Bernardino killer's phone

    02/09/2016 2:47:00 PM PST · by bkopto · 73 replies
    The Verge ^ | 2/9/2016 | Russell Brandom
    Months after the tragic shooting at a health clinic in San Bernardino, FBI agents are still unable to unlock the phone used by one of the attackers, according to new statements by FBI director James Comey. Speaking before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey mentioned the case as a prime example of device encryption hindering an investigation. "In San Bernardino, a very important investigation for us, we still have one of those killer's phones that we have not been able to open," Comey told the Committee. "It's been over two months now. We're still working on it."
  • Rubio's [H-1B] Immigration Plan Will Only Cause Suffering For Americans

    02/09/2016 2:07:28 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 12 replies
    Overpasses For America ^ | February 8th, 2016 | Mark Thies
    I first met Sen. Marco Rubio at a Republican fundraiser in 2014 where he was the featured speaker."Hi, my name is Mark Thies", I said. "I'm an Engineering Professor at Clemson.""Engineers!", he said. "Boy, we sure need a lot more of them, don't we!"I shook my head in wonder at his comment. Indeed, if you get your news from the mainstream mediayou might think there's a big shortage of students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The truth, however, is quite different.For example, Clemson's engineering enrollment has reached almost 5,300 students - an 80 percent increase since 2008!In my...
  • Marco Rubio is biggest loser. Trump and the governors all have a good night in NH

    02/06/2016 10:06:24 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 212 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/7/2016 | Douglas E. Schoen
    <p>Saturday night at the GOP debate in New Hampshire belonged to the executives: the governors and the businessman.</p> <p>Indeed, if Saturday is any indication of what kind of debater Donald Trump can be, then it's safe to say that it really was a mistake for him to skip the Fox News debate before the Iowa caucus. He may very have won it if he had shown this kind of strength and adeptness just days before Iowans went out to vote.</p>
  • The Classiest Debate Moment That No-One Noticed – Never Leave A Good Man Down…

    02/07/2016 9:43:49 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 82 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | February 7, 2016 | sundance
    Few people will talk about this, and fewer will even want to acknowledge it, but what Donald Trump did before the debate even began shows the measure of a real man’s worth. At the beginning of the ABC debate, each of the candidates were being introduced in a specific order. The first name called to the stage was Chris Christie. The applause was loud and lingered through the time when Martha Raddatz called the second candidate Ben Carson. Dr. Carson did not hear his name called (easy to understand why when you listen to the video) and stood in the...
  • SPECIAL EARLY CAUCUS EDITION -- Cruz's close ties to New York's activist gay "Lavender Mafia"

    02/09/2016 12:05:14 PM PST · by xzins · 58 replies
    The Madesen Report ^ | Jan 31, 2016
    SPECIAL EARLY CAUCUS EDITION -- Cruz's close ties to New York's activist gay "Lavender Mafia" publication date: Jan 31, 2016 February 1-2, 2016 -- SPECIAL EARLY CAUCUS EDITION -- Cruz's close ties to New York's activist gay "Lavender Mafia" Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio appear to have more things in common than merely their Cuban heritage. After Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on GOP presidential hopeful Cruz, Cruz responded by questioning Trump's "New York values." Trump cautioned Cruz by saying that while the junior senator from Texas claimed he did not care for New York values, he certainly was...
  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Attacking Dog in Police Department Lobby

    02/09/2016 10:52:11 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 9, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    A man is behind bars after allegedly attacking his dog while in the lobby of a California police department. According to KTLA, 48-year-old Christian Najera was taken into custody after a police employee saw him abusing a small Chihuahua in the lobby. The employee said she heard a man yelling and looked at monitors that were recording what was happening in the lobby. She told authorities that she saw Najera kick the dog several times and then "violently swing it in the air by its leash." "There was nothing to provoke him. He was by himself," said Capt. Mike Neff,...
  • There's been a boom in driver's licenses issued to immigrants here illegally

    02/09/2016 6:56:38 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/8/2016 | Tatiana Sanchez
    Judith Benitez had gone most of her adult life without knowing how to drive. The 35-year-old woman from Mexico who is in the U.S. illegally would ask family members for rides to pick up her children from school. Trips to the grocery store or the doctor's office were complicated. That changed last year when Assembly Bill 60 was implemented, granting people in the country illegally the right to obtain driver's licenses in California. Benitez, who lives in Lemon Grove, learned to drive and was among those in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles the day the law took effect.
  • California Overpaid State Employees, Working To Get Back $700K

    02/08/2016 6:00:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 8, 2016 | 3:44 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    California officials say the state overpaid at least $700,000 to state employees last month and the government is working to get the money back. The Sacramento Bee reports about 20,000 state employees got too much money in their paycheck -- ranging from $37 to $101 per employee. State Controller's Office spokesman John Hill says the mistake was limited to workers covered by two unions, including 12,689 employees in the California Correctional Peace Officers Association and "about 7,000" workers in the International Union of Operating Engineers Bargaining Unit 12. ...
  • North Korea's new satellite cruised over Levi's Stadium after Super Bowl 50

    02/08/2016 5:50:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 81 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 8, 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    North Korea's new satellite cruised over Levi's Stadium after Super Bowl 50 BY Nicole Hensley / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / Monday, February 8, 2016, 5:29 AM Kim Kwang Hyon/AP North Korea's satellite, which was launched on Feb. 7, passed over the Super Bowl 50 game. Pictured is the country's Unha 3 at the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang in 2012. A "Shining Star" was watching over Levi's Stadium after the Broncos 24-10 win. As football fans poured out of the Bay Area stadium, North Korea's observational satellite zipped by the field at an orbit 300 miles above the Earth at...
  • Firearm-Related Hospitalizations in California 1992 to 2010

    02/08/2016 8:37:10 AM PST · by MeganC · 6 replies
    Full title: Trends in Firearm-Related Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations in California, 1992 to 2010 A friend of mine who works for a Republican legislator in California sent me this link which I saved as a pdf. According to her there are some Democrats who want this report suppressed because it isn't helping them with making the case that gun ownership is a "health care crisis" in California. The actual statistics in this report show an absurdly huge (74%) decline in people getting injured by guns in California between 1992 and 2010. In that same time gun ownership went through...
  • Former Mexican President: We're Not Paying for 'Stupid' Wall

    02/08/2016 7:03:41 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 95 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | by Brian Latimer
    A former Mexican president had some tough words when asked about GOP candidate Donald Trump's much-touted plan to build a border wall that he says will be paid for by Mexico. "We are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it's going to be completely useless," said former Mexican president Felipe Calderón when asked about this at the AmCham Egypt for Business Conference on Sunday. Calderón told CNBC's Hadley Gamble his country will not be funding the construction of the wall, also adding that while Trump blames Mexican migration for the majority of illegal...
  • Hoefling vs. Trump?

    02/08/2016 8:16:26 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 22 replies
    TomHoefling.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Tom Hoefling
    Should find out today if the California Secretary of State is going to place my name on the presidential primary ballot of the American Independent Party which will be conducted on June 7th. We'll also find out if they also placed Donald Trump's name there as well. He'll likely be on the Republican ballot line in their closed primary, but the AIP offered his name up as well for their non-binding open primary, in which Independents will be able to vote. California law allows candidates to appear on multiple party ballot lines. Once again, though, the actual nominee of the...
  • Zodiac Killers Identity MAY be......The BTK killer.

    02/07/2016 9:52:05 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 35 replies
    SOTT ^ | 2/6/16 | Chris Summers
    Ms McGath has been studying links between the two killers for two years, especially the letters they both wrote, and she told Daily Star Online : "There are just so many similarities between Zodiac and BTK." She said the authorities ruled out a link because of a "general alibi" assuming Rader was serving in the US air force in Japan at the time of Zodiac's crimes. But she said he could easily have travelled back to California to carry out the killings and she points out in her book how close many of the killings were to air force bases....
  • Quinnipiac: Trump And Rubio Up, Cruz Down [Trump 31, Cruz 22, Rubio 19]

    02/05/2016 6:05:45 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 82 replies
    quinnipiac.edu ^ | February 5
    Donald Trump still leads the GOP presidential pack among Republican voters nationwide, with 31 percent, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with 22 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with 19 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. Dr. Ben Carson has 6 percent, with 9 percent undecided and no other candidate above 3 percent. In the Democratic race nationwide, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has 44 percent, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 42 percent, and 11 percent undecided
  • Fundraising calls: Obama heads west

    02/07/2016 6:29:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    Rev up Air Force One, it's fundraising time again, along with symbolic moments and scenic views. In 48 hours President Obama departs the nation's capital for points west and an extended stay. Here's what's on the big travel agenda, beginning Wednesday: "Nine years after he announced his candidacy for president, the President will return to the place where his political career began by traveling to Springfield, Illinois. Now in the final year of his second term, the President looks forward to addressing the Illinois General Assembly about what we can do, together, to build better politics," the White House advises....
  • Cruz: Drafting women is 'nuts'

    02/07/2016 2:23:04 PM PST · by Isara · 170 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/07/16 | Katie Glueck
    PETERBOROUGH, N.H.-Ted Cruz on Sunday said he opposes requiring women to register for a potential draft, breaking with Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, all of whom indicated support for opening up the Selective Service to women during Saturday night's debate. "I have to admit, as I was sitting there listening to that conversation, my reaction was, 'Are you guys nuts?'" Cruz said Sunday, speaking at a town hall here. "Listen, we have had enough with political correctness, especially in the military. Political correctness is dangerous. And the idea that we would draft our daughters to forcibly bring them...
  • Poll: 4-way GOP fight for second in New Hampshire

    02/07/2016 12:12:24 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/2016 | THEODORIC MEYER
    Donald Trump still has a commanding lead in New Hampshire two days ahead of the primary, according to a new Monmouth University poll released Sunday, but there's a four-way race for second place. Trump commands 30 percent support from likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, the poll found. John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz were virtually tied for second place, with 14 percent support for Kasich, 13 percent each for Rubio and Bush and 12 percent for Cruz. Other candidates were far behind. Chris Christie had 6 percent support, Carly Fiorina had 5 percent and Ben...
  • Watch Donald Trump tell Jeb Bush to shut up

    02/07/2016 9:44:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Vox ^ | 2/7/16 | German Lopez
    Donald Trump doesn't like being interrupted. At the Republican debate on Saturday, when Jeb Bush broke into one of Trump's answers, Trump turned around and shushed Bush. This was a continuation of how Trump has long handled Bush, often verbally bullying the Florida governor and characterizing him as weak. But this was also during a particularly tense conversation over eminent domain, in which the government takes over private property for other purposes. Trump defended the practice - specifically, calling it necessary to build roads and other infrastructure.
  • Is This Ancient Greek 'Laptop' Proof That Time Travel Is Real? [in short, no]

    02/06/2016 2:35:49 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 105 replies
    Yahoo -- ABC News Network ^ | February 5, 2016 | some wackadoodle
    A statue showing a young girl holding up what appears to be a laptop -- complete with USB ports -- has sparked a frenzy among conspiracy theorists. The statue, 'Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant' is in The J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California. 'I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer,' said YouTuber StillSpeakingOut. 'But when I look at the sculpture I can't help but think about the Oracle of Delphi, which was supposed to allow the priests to connect with the gods to retrieve advanced information and various aspects.' In...
  • HUNDREDS of Protesters Carry “TRUMP IS RIGHT” Signs at First PEGIDA Rally in England

    02/06/2016 11:38:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 6,2016 | Jim Hoft
    HUNDREDS of Supporters took part in the first PEGIDA rally in Birmingham, England on Saturday. https://mobile.twitter.com/BreitbartLondon/status/696032870872326144/photo/1
  • The LA Times Wants You to Feel Bad About Babies Being Born

    02/05/2016 6:51:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 4, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    In bold, stark lettering, an article by the LA Times featured the following ground-breaking headline splashed across its Wednesday edition: “After Texas Stopped Funding Planned Parenthood, Low-Income Women Had More Babies.” The article is based on a recent study conducted by the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which seeks to link a recent 1.9 percent increase in Texas births paid for by Medicaid to the fact that the state cut off funding to the nation's largest abortion provider last year. In other words, more babies are...
  • Some say San Francisco's open-air urinal must go

    02/05/2016 1:48:36 PM PST · by rey · 42 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 5 Feb 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO — An attorney representing a group of civic organizations has sent a legal claim letter to the city of San Francisco threatening to sue if an open-air urinal in Dolores Park is not removed in 20 days. The concrete circular urinal, which is out in the open and screened only through plants for privacy, was installed in the iconic park last month to the approval of some. They said the park's meager three toilets led some to relieve themselves in bushes and on buildings. But the backlash has already started with six civic groups teaming up in a...
  • New Hampshire poll: Trump on top, Rubio in second

    02/04/2016 2:29:31 PM PST · by McGruff · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Donald Trump continues to hold a wide lead among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/WMUR tracking poll, with the pack vying for second place is beginning to break up. Behind Trump's field-leading 29% support, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio climbs to second place with 18% following his strong third place finish in Iowa, followed by Ted Cruz (13%) and John Kasich (12%) in a near-tie for third. Jeb Bush holds fifth place at 10%, a hair behind Cruz and Kasich, with Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina well behind at 4% each. The fight for second...
  • Nancy Pelosi Invokes ‘Prophet Muhammad’ At National Prayer Breakfast

    02/04/2016 2:23:56 PM PST · by detective · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/04/2016 | Casey Harper
    Congressmen, President Barack Obama and faith leaders from around the country met for the annual prayer breakfast in Washington, D.C. Thursday. At the breakfast, House Minority Leader Democrat Nancy Pelosi took the opportunity to invoke "the prophet Muhammad."
  • ‘No, No, No, No’—Pelosi Says She Opposes Restrictions on Women in Combat

    02/04/2016 1:14:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 4, 2016 | 12:35 PM EST | Penny Starr
    At her weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she does not support Congress taking any action to restrict the use of women in combat by the U.S. military. [...] "No, no, no, no. I think that women can--while it's an individual thing for men and for women as to the task--but I support removing any barriers to women serving in the military, including becoming commander in chief." ...
  • Ryan, McCarthy again tell Chaffetz to stay away from Clinton

    02/04/2016 11:42:41 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 100 replies
    Politico ^ | February 4,2016 | JAKE SHERMAN and RACHAEL BADE
    Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy met privately with Rep. Jason Chaffetz Wednesday evening to reiterate that he cannot proceed with any investigation that involves Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the meeting. The impetus for the gathering was a POLITICO story where Chaffetz, the chairman, of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was quoted as saying that a pending probe into government record keeping practices would not be "specifically trying to target the secretary, but when she creates her own private email system, she's ensnarled herself.” Presented with the quote before publication, House...
  • 'I don't think so, darling': Donald Trump dismisses woman defending illegal immigration

    02/04/2016 11:30:19 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 116 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 2/04/2016 | Colin Campbell
    'I don't think so, darling': Donald Trump dismisses woman defending illegal immigration Colin Campbell 1h Donald Trump held a town-hall-style event on Thursday, and his first question was from a woman who appeared to criticize his hard-line approach to illegal immigration. The woman began by saying she was from Southern California. "You live in Southern California? What are you doing here? Are you a liberal Democrat, by any chance?" Trump joked at the Exeter, New Hampshire, event. She continued by saying she had friends who immigrated to the US illegally. ..snip... Trump responded by accusing her of asking the question...
  • White House rallies public, private efforts to prepare for devastating earthquakes

    02/03/2016 12:48:43 PM PST · by yoe · 13 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | february 2, 2016 | Michael Doyle
    Spurred by renewed fears of the fabled “Big One” shattering the West Coast, the Obama administration on Tuesday promoted stronger earthquake-preparedness efforts as part of a first-of-its-kind White House summit. Private foundation grants will fund new research at universities in California and Washington state, the Forest Service will streamline the placement of seismic monitoring stations and a presidential order will tighten standards for new federal buildings.
  • Five Myths About Marijuana and You

    10/28/2015 6:37:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Arlandson
    Myths about marijuana are apparent in college papers, online, and in the media. The users are eager to believe they dont have a problem, so an entire mythology has grown up around the plant. But here are the counterarguments
  • Shock PPP national poll: Trump 25, Cruz 21, Rubio 21

    02/04/2016 9:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Cruz’s numbers here aren’t a shock — he’s been in the high teens and low twenties for awhile — but Trump hasn’t dipped as low as 25 percent in a national poll since November and Rubio hasn’t seen a number as high as 21 percent since … ever. That makes some righty poll-watchers nervous since PPP’s credibility has been attacked in the past. Not only are they liberal, they were the subject of a famous critique of their methodology by Nate Cohn in TNR a few years ago. If you’re looking to throw out this result, which no other...
  • 92-year-old San Jacinto resident fires gun at axe-wielding burglar

    02/03/2016 7:05:01 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies
    riversidecountynewssource ^ | February 1, 2016 | Trevor Montgomery
    San Jacinto, California , A 92-year-old WWII veteran fired a shot at a burglary suspect on Jan. 31, after the unidentified man attempted to gain access into the victim’s residence. The suspect reportedly attempted to smash his way through a garage door of the residence before shattering a window and attempting to climb into the home. The suspect was reportedly not hit by the fired shot, sheriff Sgt. Craig McDonald wrote about the incident. area of Chase St., where yesterday's attempted burglary occurred. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto Police Station responded to a 911 call at about...
  • San Francisco's tech bros told: get out of the gayborhood

    02/02/2016 3:48:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 2 February 2016 | Nellie Bowles and Sam Levin
    Residents of San Francisco's historically gay Castro district are worried that the gay scene is changing, and traditional LGBT institutions are rapidly disappearingWhen Cleve Jones, a longtime gay activist who led the creation of the Aids Memorial Quilt, went to his local gay bar in the Castro district, he saw something that shocked him. "The tech bros had taken over The Mix. They commanded the pool table and the patio. These big, loud, butch guys. It was scary," he said. "I'm not heterophobic, but I don't want to go to a gay bar and buy some guy a drink and...
  • CHP officer stabbed multiple times in San Francisco attack

    02/02/2016 3:30:36 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 2, 2016 | Hamed Aleaziz, Evan Sernoffsky and Kimberly Veklerov
    A California Highway Patrol officer was attacked and stabbed in the neck Tuesday morning by a man he and his partner confronted near a homeless encampment alongside an onramp to Interstate 80 in San Francisco, police said.
  • Obama Administration Ignores Federal Law, Allows California to Force Churches to Fund Abortions

    02/02/2016 9:46:22 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    It has been more than a year since the Obama Administration promised to investigate a California order that forces churches to fund abortions through health insurance plans. Despite the repeated urging of pro-life lawmakers and religious groups in California to act on that promise, the administration appears to be doing nothing. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering surgical abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt from funding abortions. The...
  • California mom gets life in prison for stabbing her 3 daughters to death

    02/01/2016 10:04:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 1, 2016 | Nancy Dillon
    The California mom who stabbed her three young daughters to death with a kitchen knife was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Monday. Carol Ann Coronado, 32, was found covered in blood on a bed beside her lifeless children inside their working-class house south of LAX Airport on May 20, 2014. She killed 2-year-old Sophia, 16-month-old Yazmine and 2-month-old Xenia before injuring herself with self-inflicted stab wounds, prosecutors said.
  • Jesse Jackson: ‘Star Wars’ Record-Breaking Box Office Success Due to Racially Diverse Cast

    02/01/2016 2:30:47 PM PST · by drewh · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | feb 1 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Rev. Jesse Jackson partially credits the casting of black British actor John Boyega for the financial success of Star Wars: the Force Awakens in an op-ed piece about “Hollywood apartheid.” “For the second year in a row, no actor or actress of color has been nominated for an Academy Award. That is a shameful streak,” Jackson wrote in USA TODAY on Monday. “But the growing outcry over the whitewashing of the prestigious golden statue and the industry it celebrates is a sign of at least some progress.” Jackson wrote that minority performers are the future of the industry. “By midcentury,...
  • Which type of President do we need?

    02/01/2016 10:07:50 AM PST · by mirvin · 37 replies
    Self | 02/01/2016 | MIRVIN
    Hamiltonian, Wilsonian, Jeffersonian, or Jacksonian?
  • California of the Dark Ages

    02/01/2016 10:15:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-31-16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>I recently took a few road trips longitudinally and latitudinally across California. The state bears little to no resemblance to what I was born into. In a word, it is now a medieval place of lords and peasants-and few in between. Or rather, as I gazed out on the California Aqueduct, the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Luis Reservoir, I realized we are like the hapless, squatter Greeks of the Dark Ages, who could not figure out who those mythical Mycenaean lords were that built huge projects still standing in their midst, long after Lord Ajax and King Odysseus disappeared into exaggeration and myth. Henry Huntington built the entire Big Creek Hydroelectric Project in the time it took our generation to go to three hearings on a proposed dam.</p>
  • New York Times: Jeb Bush 'Savaged' By Donald Trump

    02/01/2016 7:26:11 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/1/16 | Dr Susan Berry
    Bloomberg News' former top editor, Al Hunt, says GOP candidate Jeb Bush has been "savaged" by Washington-outsider Donald Trump. Alongside various self-inflicted mistakes and hits from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), "Jeb Bush suffered most from being savaged by Mr. Trump, the billionaire developer, who derided him, insulted his family ties and mocked him with the lasting epithet that he was 'low energy,'" Hunt writes in a column at the New York Times. Hunt explains that Bush missed an opportunity in the first half of 2015 to define himself as a reform candidate and to showcase conservative credentials that appeal to...
  • Trump Finds Voice of Support in Unexpected Place: San Francisco's C-suite

    01/31/2016 8:06:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | Mark Calvey
    Virgin America CEO David Cush stunned a San Francisco audience Wednesday night when he responded to a short, but controversial, question: "Trump or Hillary?" Essentially, the question was posed in the spirit of a lightning round asking him which candidate he thought would win a prospective Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton presidential race. That followed a prior question on which team he expects will win the Super Bowl. Like a pitcher hoping to get out of a tight situation with a curve ball, Cush first avoided the question: "What's that? OK. I'm looking for the exit." That sparked laughter from...
  • Bill Maher: I Wish Liberals Would Have Same Intolerance For Muslims That They Do For Christians

    01/31/2016 11:11:50 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 30, 2016 | unattributed
    On the Friday broadcast of his HBO show Real Time, Bill Maher told liberals see the world the way they want it rather than the way it is when it comes to the threat of Islam and Islamic terror. Maher, a religious critic, told his fellow liberals he wishes they would have the same "intolerance" for Muslim-related terror around the world that they do for Christians and Christian fundamentalists at home. Maher brought up the decision by the Italians to cover up nude statues during a state visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "This is the horribleness of what's going...
  • Another Obama aide leaves White House – look who her hubby works for

    01/31/2016 7:21:26 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/30/2016 | Freida Powers
    Obama just lost another one of his top advisers. His legislative affairs director has stepped down, creating challenges to passing the president's agenda in his final year in the White House, according to The Hill. Chief of Obama's legislative affairs operation, Katie Beirne Fallon is leaving after two years on the job. Fallon, a former aide to Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), was instrumental in helping Obama score victories in trade, budget and Iran nuclear deal agreements last year. Obama called Fallon a "close adviser" and a "good friend," in a statement on Friday. "Republicans and Democrats...
  • Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Vandalized with Swastika (libs in desperation mode now)

    01/30/2016 7:35:46 PM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    Entertainment industry outlet TheWrap shared the Reddit user’s image of the star painted with a black, backwards swastika on Saturday; however, the the outlet reported the star showed no signs of damage upon further investigation. Trump has at times been portrayed as a “nazi” by members of the media since announcing his candidacy. Democrats and even some fellow Republicans have disparaged him as a racist over his pledge to enforce the country’s immigration laws. Following the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, Trump proposed a temporary ban on Muslim immigration into the United States, citing the “great hatred towards Americans by large...
  • Mexican Actress Kate Del Castillo Under Investigation On Suspicion Of Money Laundering (Trump hater)

    01/30/2016 7:11:36 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 25 Jan 2016
    WESTLAKE DISTRICT (CBSLA.com) — A handful of fans held signs outside of the Mexican consulate Monday in support of actress Kate del Castillo, who is under investigation on suspicion of money laundering in Mexico.
  • Carson Seeks to Illuminate the "Civilization-Jihad" in Debate

    01/30/2016 2:20:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Kyle Shideler
    For those of us who focus daily on Islamist activities in the United States and threat they pose to both U.S security and constitutional freedoms, presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's invocation at the Fox Republican Debate of the threat posed by "civilization Jihad" was a breath of fresh air following a series of primary debates which have in large measure devolved into discussions of which candidate has the most aggressive kinetic approach to Islamic terrorism. An approach that, 15 years after 9/11, has proven largely unsuccessful. Carson referred specifically to the phrase, "civilization jihad" because it is mentioned in the...
  • Alexis Arquette calls out Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith as ‘gay’ hypocrites

    01/19/2016 2:56:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 57 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    Take note Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: Getting political has its risks. After the actress declared Monday that she will be boycotting the Oscars after her husband was snubbed, Alexis Arquette took a major swing at the pair for what she alleges is hypocrisy. The transgender actress and gender-rights activist "outed" the married couple with a Facebook post that argued that Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s comments on race and the Oscars were invalid because they won't ’fess up about their alleged homosexuality. "When Jada comes out as Gay and her beard husband admits his first marriage ended when she...
  • Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

    01/30/2016 7:36:37 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 32 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network. The new policy applies also to Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram. It comes after gun control groups have long complained that Facebook and other online sites are frequently used by unlicensed sellers and buyers not legally eligible to buy firearms.
  • High-pressure mass above Southern California keeps brunt of El Niño away

    01/30/2016 11:18:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Los angeles Times ^ | 01/29/2106 | Rong-Gong Lin II
    "High pressure literally means there's more air in the atmosphere above you. And it pushes down on the air. And when it does that, it compresses it, and it literally heats up through compression," said Bill Patzert, climatologist for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge. That mass of high pressure "needs to flatten out and go away" for storms to return to Southern California, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno. But that doesn't mean hopes for an El Nino-style Southern California winter have been dashed. Experts say it might be simply too early for El Nino-influenced rains...