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  • Christian Junior High Teacher Fired After Refusing to Approve Trans Student’s Art Project

    10/23/2019 5:17:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | October 21, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    The time for sideline Christianity is over. A public school teacher in Chandler, Arizona is a prime example of the sort of treatment conservative, Bible-believing Christians should come to expect—and be prepared to fight. According to the East Valley Tribune, the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) fired Annella Krom, an art teacher, for allegedly discriminating against a transgender student and bringing a box of Bibles to her classroom. The Tribune reports:
  • When did the professional sports leagues turn sharply leftward?

    10/23/2019 4:33:05 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | October 23, 2019 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Since when did a lot of old-school white conservative coaches get chased out of sports for being strict with time, championship mentality, etc. in favor of Kaepernick, LeBron? Never happened in the Michael Jordan days. Now the National Hockey League and NASCAR is too "white and conservative".
  • Hillary telling friends: If I thought there was an opening in the primary, I’d consider jumping in

    10/22/2019 2:55:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 22, 2019 | Allahpundit
    A tantalizing detail from this NYT piece about establishment Dems wringing their hands over the primary. If you’re a Wall Street liberal, you’re in a bad place nowadays. After all, the Republican nominee is very much anti-liberal and two of the top three candidates on the Democratic side are very much anti-Wall Street. And even if those two can be pacified, it’s very much in doubt whether they can beat Trump head to head. Your only hope is smilin’ Joe Biden, who has yet to impress anyone on the trail or at the debates in six months of trying and...
  • Yikes. You can probably pencil in the Patriots for Super Bowl LIV.

    10/21/2019 8:28:33 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 56 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | October 21, 2019 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Unstoppable team. The 7-0 2019 New England Patriots beat the horrible New York Jets in New Jersey tonight 33-0. The NFL is not that competitive. Not that much parity in the AFC. Yawn.... Patriots probably will go 19-0
  • Eagles’ dysfunction is out in the open — and messier than suspected

    10/21/2019 10:32:32 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 21, 2019 | Mollie Walker
    It’s become apparent that the chemistry in the Eagles locker room is off. Following an ugly 37-10 loss to the Cowboys Sunday, Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson spilled on what was going on behind the scenes of the team’s recent struggles. In a postgame interview with NBC Sports, Johnson explained that some of his teammates have been shirking their responsibility.
  • Hal Steinbrenner says family has no intention of selling Yankees

    10/20/2019 2:00:53 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 2016 | Wallace Matthews
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The New York Yankees are not for sale. Not now and, if the Steinbrenner family has its way, perhaps not ever. Hal Steinbrenner, the Yankees' managing general partner, says that despite a recent Forbes Magazine story valuing his team at $3.2 billion -- the second-most-valuable franchise in professional sports, worth nearly 400 times what Hal's father, George Steinbrenner, paid for it in 1973 -- the family has no intention of selling the ballclub, and in fact intends to see it under Steinbrenner family ownership for generations to come.
  • Yankees Spent $2 Billion and Have No World Titles in 2010s To Show For It

    10/20/2019 1:45:28 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 69 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 20, 2019 | Brian Costa and Jared Diamond
    In many respects, the New York Yankees just completed an extraordinary decade. Over the past 10 regular seasons, they won 921 games, more than any other team in baseball. They made the playoffs seven times—no other team played into October more often. The 2010s were a success by every measure—that is, except for the only one their fans actually care about: winning the World Series. New York’s season-ending defeat to the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series on Saturday means that for the first time since the 1910s, they have gone a full calendar decade without so much...
  • Aaron Judge’s blunt take on Yankees’ season: ‘It’s a failure’

    10/20/2019 1:31:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 20, 2019 | Ted Homlund
    Long-time captain Derek Jeter always said it was World Series or bust for the New York Yankees, and Aaron Judge is following in his footsteps. “It’s a failure,’’ Judge told The Post after the Yankees’ season-ending 6-4 loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday night in Houston. “We talked about winning the division and winning the World Series. “No matter how many games we won during the regular season it is a failure.’’
  • The Three Blind Spots of Politics (oldie but goodie)

    10/20/2019 6:00:02 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 6 replies
    Medium ^ | 6-26-2017 | Russ Roberts
    One of the shortest, simplest yet deepest books I have read on politics is The Three Languages of Politics by Arnold Kling. .. Kling argues that our political discourse is dysfunctional because we look at the world through lenses that our political opponents do not share. Liberals see the world as a battle between victims and oppressors. Conservatives see the world as a battle between civilization and barbarism. Libertarians see the world as a battle between freedom and coercion. (snip) In this essay I want to add a twist to Kling’s original vision. I want to speculate about the three...
  • It's Official: Miss Universe Pageant to be held on Sunday, Dec. 8th in the US

    10/20/2019 5:40:23 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 20 replies
    Manila Bulletin ^ | 10/19/19 | Robert Requintina
    FROM ME: It appears that Miss Universe might take place in Las Vegas or Reno. The official date is Sunday, December 8th on FOX. The daughter of a dear high school friend is the current Miss Puerto Rico (Madison Anderson). We are all rooting for her! ARTICLE: It looks like the Miss Universe 2019 beauty pageant has finally found a date and host country. If the social media posts of four Miss Universe 2019 contestants and national directors are to be taken seriously, then the most prestigious beauty contest would be held in the United States on Dec. 8 (Dec....
  • Are We Ready for the Breastfeeding Father?

    10/19/2019 12:59:07 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 17, 2019 | Carl Cederstrom
    A young man with shoulder-length dark hair leans back in a chair, his T-shirt pulled up to his chin. Two plastic tubes the size of shot glasses are attached to each of his nipples. Through the plastic, we see his skin inflate and deflate in a steady rhythm. It’s early autumn 2009, and on a little-watched Swedish late-night television show, 25-year-old Ragnar Bengtsson has begun what the host calls a “scientific experiment.” Over the next three months, three times a day, Mr. Bengtsson will pump his breasts to see whether they will produce milk.
  • Political Memo; Democrats Don't Need Sacrificial Lamb for '92

    10/18/2019 8:24:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 11, 1991 | Robin Toner
    Presidential elections are not canceled because the incumbent President is skyrocketing in the public opinion polls. As a result, Democrats are putting on their game faces and beginning to confront the hard realities of the 1992 campaign. This is still a pessimistic party as President Bush basks in the afterglow of the Persian Gulf war. But personal ambition and party imperatives are beginning to produce a few signs of life among the Democrats. "I will admit that today it looks somewhere between unlikely and impossible that a Democrat will win the Presidency," said Robert S. Strauss, chairman of the Democratic...
  • Three countries where Donald Trump is popular

    10/18/2019 2:50:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 1, 2019 | Monti Datta, Quartz
    President Donald Trump is one of the most controversial world leaders in modern times, igniting the ire of America’s staunchest allies. Whether it’s the proposed Muslim ban, the US border wall and immigration, or his praise of authoritarian leaders, Trump is deft at inciting deep divisions among the public. In 2018, political scientist Daniel Drezner summarized this consensus in The Washington Post: “The world hates President Trump.” Data from the Pew Research Center illustrates Drezner’s thinking. For the residents of US allies, their confidence in the US president dropped substantially from the last year of Obama’s presidency to the beginning...
  • Facebook wants a photo-ID

    10/18/2019 7:58:53 AM PDT · by McBuff · 30 replies
    Vanity | 10/18/19 | McBuff
    I just attempted to log into my Facebook account. Facebook is telling me that in order to access my account, I must provide them a Photo-ID. . .not just a photo, either. . .a photo ID. Of course, no way I'm doing that. My question is, has anyone else seen this? Is Facebook attempting to block conservatives with feigned security concerns and inordinate security requirements? Or, has someone hacked into Facebook or is this a phising hack attempt on me? Very strange. It only happens when I attempt to login to Facebook.
  • What Changed Eric Metaxas’ Mind About Trump

    10/18/2019 12:46:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 18, 2019 | Katrina Trinko
    Conservative Christians have been a core constituency for President Donald Trump, and one of the more visible Christians supporting the president is bestselling author and radio host Eric Metaxas. Our Editor-in-Chief Kate Trinko recently got to sit down with Metaxas to discuss why he supports the president, as well as his latest book. Today, we’ll share that exclusive interview. Eric Metaxas: It’s my joy to be here. Thanks for having me. Trinko: I know you get this question a lot, but there’s been a lot of Christian support for President Donald Trump and you’ve been very open about how you’re...
  • UK army combat units 40% below strength as recruitment plummets

    10/17/2019 4:13:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 9, 2019 | Frances Perraudin
    Britain faces an army recruitment crisis, with frontline combat units operating as much as 40% below strength, figures obtained by the Guardian reveal. Data released by the Ministry of Defence under freedom of information laws shows the number of soldiers in the British army’s infantry regiments has declined steadily over the past five years. There are more than 2,500 fewer personnel in frontline units than 2015, and all 16 regular regiments have shortfalls.
  • Donald Trump Isn’t Worried — And You Shouldn’t Be Either

    10/17/2019 2:19:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 17, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I know Trump. Trump’s not gonna sit here and leave any of this stuff to chance. Look, he’s got a rally coming up. He’s gonna be in Dallas. They already started lining up yesterday for it. It’s gonna be another very upbeat and positive, effusive, charismatic event in stark contrast to this Democrat funeral that they called a debate two nights ago. Trump isn’t worried about anything — and let me tell you something about human nature and psychology. You can only act for so long. You can only carry a stiff upper lip for so long. If you’re...
  • Media's TDS & Desire For Regime Change In Syria Is Now So Bad They Use Pics Of Hurting Kids As Props

    10/17/2019 2:51:49 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 6 replies
    10/17/2019 | Its All Over Except...
    I dont believe there has been one recent war that CNN and other major media outlets have not supported. They supported the War in Iraq, supported Obama bombing Libya and Yemen, and desperately want us to stay in Syria. The media supported the disastrous Arab Spring under Obama as well. They are willing to smear a Democrat of their own, Tulsi Gabbard, by evoking the Russian spy boogeyman and in a one two punch Pelosi did practically the same thing bringing up Putin concerning Trump. No war is too small that Trump will not be attacked over. Many media (I...
  • What Drove Pelosi's attack on Trump: TDS Virtue Signaling, Or A Desire For Regime Change In Syria?

    10/16/2019 11:25:12 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 33 replies
    10/17/2019 | Its All Over Except...
    Vanity. Concerning Pelosi's attack on Trump, what drove her to say that with Trump all roads lead to Putin? Virtue Signaling over the Kurds? Does she want to use U.S. troops as human shields in Syria on some misguided goal borne about by virtue signaling that Putin must be brought up to keep us in there? TDS? Does she have TDS so bad that we saw her engage in another round of accusations, this time bordering on Russian Collusion 1,059.0? Or is she indeed just itching for regime change in Syria so bad that she would actually stoop this low?
  • Cardi B and Chance The Rapper Think President Trump Will Be Reelected

    10/16/2019 10:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    XXL ^ | October 16, 2019 | Marisa Mendez
    Though it's not what they want, both Cardi B and Chance The Rapper believe that Donald Trump will be re-elected in 2020. On Tuesday (Oct. 15), the pair appeared on T.I.'s new expediTIously podcast to discuss their new Netflix show, Rhythm + Flow. After jumping into Cardi's love for history, the topic turned to politics and both Chance and Cardi agreed that it's likely Trump will be leading the country for another four years. "The reason that we keep getting Presidents that we don't want is because we keep getting tricked into thinking we have a choice," Chance said on...