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  • Hillary Clinton Lives the High Life While Unpaid Staffers Struggle to Survive

    06/30/2015 6:23:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | June 29, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    The Hillary Clinton campaign likes to brag about its frugal ways, but this austere philosophy is not applied consistently. Campaign manager John Podesta may take the bus every now and then, but the Clinton campaign is more than happy to pick up the rent tab for Hillary’s personal office in Manhattan and to shell out for a private jet to make sure Hillary doesn’t have to interact with any commoners before giving a speech on social inequality. Meanwhile, the campaign has developed a fondness for unpaid interns, and is increasingly hesitant to pay even experienced employees who have previously held...
  • The Trails of All Modern Social Activism Lead Back To The White House….

    06/28/2015 6:34:50 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jun 28, 2015 | Sundance
    Obama told everyone his intent was to “fundamentally change” the United States of America. This outline is simply going to point out a couple of visible footprints, amid the dozens possible, and show how all the modern activism stems from, and traces back to, the Obama White House. Black Lives Matter, or BLM, stemmed from a social justice group [] containing some of the same members of, “The Dream Defenders“, or TDD. TDD was mostly visible in Tallahassee Florida occupying the capitol following the Zimmerman trial. The 2013 Dream Defenders failed [] as the FL legislature rebuked their attempts to...
  • This Will Be the World's Largest Plane

    06/28/2015 3:54:54 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | February 26, 2015 | John Wenz
    The first images of the Stratolaunch airplane system have emerged, courtesy of KGET in Bakersfield, and the thing is just as massive we imagined. Bringing the enormous aircraft to fruition is not a done deal, but it's a good sign that the incredible build is under way. Once finished, the behemoth plane will have a 385-foot wingspan, making it the largest aircraft ever. It's not designed as a passenger plane, though. Backer Paul Allen (he of Microsoft fame) has bigger plans in mind: space launches. The Stratolaunch will fly to a high altitude before deploying a rocket that will detach,...
  • Caribbean Governments Should Defend Black Americans!

    06/27/2015 4:42:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    teleSUR ^ | June 22, 2015 | David Comissiong
    The critical importance of the United Nations International Decade For People of African Descent becomes more and more apparent with each passing day! The Charleston massacre which occurred last week at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, is case in point. Nine African- American women, men and children were brutally shot to death by a white man. This latest genocidal outrage comes at a time when right-thinking people all over the world are expressing shock and horror at the phenomenon of White American police officers callously killing literally hundreds of unarmed Black-American men and women, and the U.S....
  • The Course of Empire: Thomas Cole's Warning to America

    06/27/2015 7:34:46 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 36 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA2bnof3-D8 ^ | February 9, 2012 | Robb Bomboy
    "Thomas Cole, America's premier landscape painter of the 1820's and 1830's, constructed the idea for his series, The Course of Empire, from a variety of influences. He began his intense study of Europe and its art in 1829 by sailing to England, where he met and talked with influential artists such as J.M.W. Turner and John Martin. He studied the works of those artists and others in the British galleries of the time. Scholars recognize today that those artists' influence upon him was strikingly pervasive. Cole also felt the perishability of man's works when he traveled in Europe and saw...
  • "Pop" - a poem by Barack Obama

    06/27/2015 7:25:14 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Barack Obama
    Sitting in his seat, a seat broad and broken In, sprinkled with ashes, Pop switches channels, takes another Shot of Seagrams, neat, and asks What to do with me, a green young man Who fails to consider the Flim and flam of the world, since Things have been easy for me; I stare hard at his face, a stare That deflects off his brow; I’m sure he’s unaware of his Dark, watery eyes, that Glance in different directions, And his slow, unwelcome twitches, Fail to pass. I listen, nod, Listen, open, till I cling to his pale, Beige T-shirt, yelling,...
  • Hello class, welcome to our mosque

    06/26/2015 2:56:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    onenewsnow ^ | June 26, 2015 | Bill Bumpas
    A network of pastors is expressing concern about the ongoing influence of Islam into local communities, most recently a public school in Pennsylvania. The American Pastors Network points to a recent workshop in Lebanon, where 50 public school educators visited a local mosque to learn about the Islamic religion - all at taxpayers' expense. Pennsylvania pastor Gary Dull, an American Pastors Network board member, says that's just one example of how Islamic ideology is creeping into classrooms and local governments across America.
  • Obama: Country Must Fight ‘Impulse to Call Johnny Back for a Job Interview But Not Jamal’

    06/26/2015 2:34:18 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 47 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 6-26-2015 | Bridget Johnson
    (snip) But, the president continued, “I don’t think God wants us to stop there” at just taking flags down. “Perhaps it causes us to examine what we’re doing to cause some of our children to hate. Perhaps it softens hearts towards those lost young men, tens and tens of thousands caught up in the criminal-justice system and lead us to make sure that that system’s not infected with bias, that we embrace changes in how we train and equip our police so that the bonds of trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve make us all safer and...
  • Vanity. Should we chip in and fund someone to investigate Chief Justice Roberts and John Boehner?

    06/26/2015 5:16:28 AM PDT · by saminfl · 24 replies
    self | 06/26/15 | self
    We need to put our own pressure on these people and others like them.
  • Top Democrat – Who May Serve Prison Time for His Role in IRS Scandal – Calls on Congress to End..

    06/25/2015 8:09:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | June 25, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Democrat Leader Elijah Cummings Could Face Prison Time for his Illegal Attacks on on a Voters Rights Group– Today Cummings called on Congress to end its IRS investigation. Last April House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report implicating Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in colluding with the IRS and Lois Lerner against the nonpartisan voters rights group “True the Vote.” Catherine Engelbrecht, the founder of “True the Vote,” testified before Congress in February. She was targeted by FBI, IRS, ATF, and OSHA after she filed for tax exempt status for her voters rights group. Engelbrecht said this during...
  • ‘The View’s’ Whoopi Goldberg Takes on O’Reilly Racism Claim: ‘Let’s Not Pretend That It’s Not There’

    06/25/2015 2:05:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Wrap ^ | June 25, 2015 | Tim Kenneally
    ABC panel show’s co-host also wonders whether Diddy’s son was treated unfairly by UCLA coaches before the mogul’s campus arrest.Whoopi Goldberg and her cohorts on “The View” took on Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly on Thursday’s episode of the ABC talk show, cautioning the “O’Reilly Factor” host not to sidestep the prevalence of racism in America. The conversation was sparked by a clip of O’Reilly telling a guest, “Most Americans are not racist.” While the “View” panel by and large — gasp! — agreed with O’Reilly, Goldberg warned that denying the extent of racism’s impact in the United States would...
  • EXPUNGING WOODROW WILSON FROM OFFICIAL PLACES OF HONOR

    06/25/2015 12:14:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Instapundit ^ | June 25, 2015 | Glenn Reynolds
    Now that we are expunging the legacy of past racism from official places of honor, we should next remove the name Woodrow Wilson from public buildings and bridges. Wilson’s racist legacy — in his official capacity as President — is undisputed. In The long-forgotten racial attitudes and policies of Woodrow Wilson, Boston University historian William R. Keylor provides a useful summary: [On March 4th, 1913] *SNIP* Washington was flooded with revelers from the Old Confederacy, whose people had long dreamed of a return to the glory days of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, when southern gentlemen ran the country. Rebel...
  • Please Explain Confederate Pride to Me

    06/25/2015 6:46:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 25, 2015 | Carole Jackson
    I am a 60-something Caucasian Yankee, born and raised in Michigan. My mother was British. My father was the first in his Canadian-immigrant family born in the USA. I have lived in North Carolina for almost 40 years, longer than my next door neighbors who were born and raised here. I understand a lot about the South, except for one thing: The pride in the Confederacy, its history and symbols. I do understand the reverence for General Robert E. Lee. I share it. He was a great general and a good and great man. He could have fought on but...
  • ‘The View’s’ Rosie Perez Calls Out Ted Cruz for Dodging Confederate Flag Issue (Video)

    06/23/2015 7:14:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Wrap ^ | June 23, 2015 | Tony Maglio
    “It is really sad that it took nine beautiful lives to make people wake up,” Perez says.The women of “The View” took a united stand Tuesday over the issue of the Confederate flag still being flown at the South Carolina state capitol building, despite last week’s Charleston church massacre. The panelists praised South Carolina Governor Nikki Hailey, the state’s Senator Lindsey Graham and Walmart corporation, for publicly calling for the flag to finally be retired. Rosie Perez was particularly vocal about the situation on the ABC daytime talker. “I think it is really sad that it took nine beautiful lives...
  • Sorry, Josh Earnest, But The Second Amendment Isn’t About Hunting

    06/23/2015 6:36:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    thefederalist ^ | June 23, 2015 | Sean Davis
    Following last week’s shooting in Charleston, White House press secretary Josh Earnest implied during his daily press briefing that Americans don’t need to own weapons that aren’t used for hunting. “You don’t need an assault rifle to go hunting,” Earnest said. “It’s not part of your family heritage.” SNIP------------------------------------- For starters, I’m not sure Earnest understands what an assault rifle is. The term “assault rifle” is not a catch-all to describe any gun you think is scary; it actually has a very specific meaning. The term “assault rifle” is almost always used to describe a selective fire weapon designed for...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Hardest Choice (ANALYSIS)

    06/22/2015 2:52:05 PM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June , 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Girth is Worth Bubbah.You got the gun I asked for? This place ain't safe at night. Hillary Clinton has faced a lot of “hard choices” over the course of her politically themed ascent to extraordinary wealth. And few have been more harrowing than the one she faces now: Where to take her summer vacation? The Clintons have summered in the Hamptons over the last several years. They typically spend about $200,000 (a little less than one hour’s pay on the speaking circuit) to rent out a beachfront mansion for the month of August. However, last year they downsized, opting for...
  • Obamacare: Mark Halperin Apologizes to Republicans For Believing White House on Gruber

    06/22/2015 11:50:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you so gullible as to place your faith in the credibility of the current White House? If so, you might have to find yourself end up eating crow and apologizing to the skeptics for your gullibility as happened to Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin on Morning Joe today. Halperin's apology came on the heels of a report yesterday in the Wall Street Journal that despite previous White House denials, it actually had quite extensive contacts with Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber.Here are some of the details that made Halperin feel foolish for placing his blind faith in the White House:
  • "Felony" Clinton - She Ain't No Ways Tired Of Committing Felonies

    06/21/2015 4:13:19 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 5 replies
    June 21, 2015 | moi
    "Felony" Clinton ain't no ways tired of committing felonies - and she can't wait to do it some on our dime, as Felon-In-Chief. A felony or fourteen a day keeps the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy away! I know the FBI is real busy with all that Cardinals/Astros baseball computer hacking stuff, but when are they going to bring felony obstruction of justice charges over the email server thingee? Or is she too powerful for them to apply the law to her actions?
  • Two cities two different responses(vanity)

    06/21/2015 2:42:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies
    6/21/15
    I posted an article yesterday and I was surprised how the police chief was praised here for what he said. So I looked up New York City and their police chief and mayor's response compared to New Orleans.New York Mayor:"When a police officer is murdered, it tears at the foundation of our society," the mayor said. "It is an attack on the very concept of decency.""It is an attack on all of us," he said. "It is an attack on everything we hold dear."New Orleans Mayor:"This despicable, cowardly act represents the lowest of the low," said New Orleans Mayor Mitch...
  • On the U.S. Navy’s Wish List: More Boeing Fighter Jets

    06/21/2015 10:04:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 28, 2015 | Clay Dillow
    Concerns about a naval ‘fighter gap’ and F-35 program failures could help extend Boeing’s fighter jet production line. As the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program continues to accrue criticism over cost and schedule overruns and missed milestones, the U.S. Navy is looking to an old standby—the Boeing-built F/A-18 Super Hornet—to plug potential holes in its airborne fleet. The Navy’s unfunded “wish list,” headed to lawmakers’ desks this week, includes 12 Boeing-built F/A-18 fighter jets alongside eight Lockheed Martin F-35Cs. Each purchase would be worth roughly $1 billion for the companies—if Congress decides to fund them. That’s great news for Boeing...
  • Barack Obama's Third Term?

    06/21/2015 9:11:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 21, 2015 | Ken Blackwell & Bob Morrison
    The best line President Obama delivered in his 2015 State of the Union Address was not one written for him by his speechwriters. When he said he would not be on the ballot again, Republicans who had just taken over both Houses of Congress stood and applauded. Good naturedly, but with a bit of sarcasm, Mr. Obama reminded his opponents that he won both times he was on the national ballot. He was the first Democrat since Franklin D. Roosevelt to achieve back-to-back election victories. We need to acknowledge that he is a formidable political actor. He has defied the...
  • Why does President Obama criticize the Supreme Court so much?

    06/21/2015 8:43:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    wapo ^ | June 20, 2015 | Greg Jaffe
    President Obama seemed to relish the chance to take yet another swipe at the Supreme Court justices who were deliberating a case that could determine the fate of his landmark health-care law. “This should be an easy case,” he said earlier this month regarding the latest legal showdown over the Affordable Care Act. “Frankly, it probably shouldn’t even have been taken up.” This time the president was taking questions from reporters at a recent summit of world leaders in Germany. The case before the court would decide whether millions of Americans who receive tax subsidies to buy health insurance on...
  • Only white people can save themselves from racism and white supremacism

    06/20/2015 5:13:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | June 19, 2015 | Baynard Woods
    I am white. I was born and raised in South Carolina, a state to which my grandmother’s family came in the 1600s. They owned slaves. Part of her family were Pinckneys, which means that someone in my family may have owned someone in the family of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed in the terrorist attack on Charleston’s Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday night. Those same people who owned his ancestors were likely involved in, or at least aware of, the suppression first of the Stono rebellion in 1739 — which resulted in mass executions and the placement...
  • The Confederate Flag In Every State, In Every Form, Must. Come. Down.

    06/20/2015 2:54:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 159 replies
    Time ^ | June 20, 2015 | J. Richard Cohen
    J. Richard Cohen is president of the Southern Poverty Law Center Exactly whose heritage does it celebrate? Following the church shooting this week, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley offered powerful words of healing and said the “people of South Carolina need us to come together and be strong.” But at the same time the state’s citizens are being urged to “come together,” the state continues to display a divisive symbol — the Confederate flag — outside the state Capitol. Reacting to calls to remove it, Sen. Lindsey Graham said the flag “is part of who we are.”His answer makes...
  • Judge reopens FOIA case on Hillary Clinton aide Abedin (Huma)

    06/20/2015 8:23:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    politico ^ | June 19, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Reacting to the disclosure that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state, a federal judge agreed Friday to reopen a conservative group's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking details about the employment arrangements of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. However, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan declined — for now — to address claims from Judicial Watch that Clinton's use of the private account and server led State Department officials to commit a fraud on the court by certifying they had turned over all responsive records.
  • (November 23, 2009) Donald Trump enters the world of multi-level marketing

    06/19/2015 9:41:50 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    AOL Daily Finance ^ | November 23, 2009 | Zac Bissonnette
    What happens when you combine one of the world's most ridiculed business personalities with one of the world's most ridiculed business models?The Trump Network, the new Donald Trump-branded multi-level marketing business that is "designed to make people healthier with customized vitamins and nutritional supplements, and to encourage individuals to become entrepreneurs and to take control of their financial well-being."In an e-mail, Trump told The Associated Press that The Trump Network is his "rescue and recovery program" for people who have been hit hard by the recession. If you do want to join the Trump Network, you can start with just...
  • Rate of Firearm Homicide Change Over The Past Few Decades (1981-2010)

    06/19/2015 3:02:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    https://plus.google.com/ ^ | June 19, 2015 | Darrin - Iron Patriot - Walker
  • Why so many killers are male

    06/18/2015 3:19:41 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Garbarino
    (CNN)—It looks like it has happened again. A young male has allegedly killed. In this case it is nine people at a church in South Carolina. Anyone who is paying attention hears the news and thinks, "Here we go again." But why? After spending 20 years interviewing killers as a psychological expert witness in murder cases I have some thoughts about this. Males are disproportionately over-represented in the ranks of America's killers -- about 90%, in fact. Why is that? Some of it appears to lie in the biological vulnerability of males. About 30% of males (versus 9% of females)...
  • Michelle Obama: I Won't Slow Down in 'Final Stretch as First Lady'

    06/18/2015 1:07:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    Michelle Obama pledges not to slow down, despite the fact her second and final term as first lady is winding down. She made the comments in an interview with an Italian publication touting her Let's Move health initiative. The publication asked, "You just celebrated the fifth anniversary of your initiative “Let’s Move!” What are the best results you have achieved and the next goals?" "Through Let’s Move! we have started a new conversation about how we eat and live in the U.S., and the results we’ve seen are beyond anything we could ever have imagined. 1.6 million kids are now...
  • 25 Things We Did as Kids That Would Get Someone Arrested Today(Police State)

    06/18/2015 4:59:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 06/18/15 | 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. Teach your children to be independent this summer. We didn’t get trophies just for showing up. We were forced, yes, forced – to do actual work and no one called protective services. And we gained something from all of this. Our independence. Do you really think that children who are terrified by someone pointing his finger and saying “bang” are going to lead the revolution against tyranny? No, they will...
  • How climate change deniers got it right — but very wrong (Now at 99.9% "consensus")

    06/17/2015 6:56:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    msnbc ^ | June 16, 2015 | Tony Dokoupil
    It turns out the climate change deniers were right: There isn’t 97% agreement among climate scientists. The real figure? It’s not lower, but actually higher.
  • Black Mob Violence In Swimming Pools. A Long History

    06/16/2015 7:26:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 16, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    The Washington Post wasted no time in explaining why 200 black people at a private pool in McKinney, Texas attacked members of the club, bullied their children, destroyed their property, and assaulted their security guard when he invited them to leave. White racism. “America’s swimming pools have a long, sad, racist history,” intoned the Post a few days after the now infamous episode of aquatic black mob violence. “They’ve long been contested spaces where we express prejudices that otherwise remain unspoken.” The Post columnist, Jeff Wiltse, knows all about that because of all the bad things that happened 80-90 years...
  • Garish Tastes, Awful Hair: Donald Trump Is America (Love him or hate him, 11:00 AM today)

    06/16/2015 4:23:33 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06.16.155:25 AM ET June 16th 2015 | P. J. O'Rourke
    The Drumpf Administration? -- He’s the king of bad taste in a country that loves bad taste. And all the candidates (him included) are pygmies anyway. Go, Donald! Who are these jacklegs, highbinders, wirepullers, mountebanks, swellheads, buncombe spigots, boodle artists, four-flushers, and animated cuspidors offering themselves as worthy of the nation’s highest office? Do they take us voters for fools? Of course. But are they also deluded? Are they also insane? Are they under an illusion that they have the qualities to make a good or even adequate president? Do they imagine they possess even one such quality? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/06/16/garish-tastes-awful-hair-donald-trump-is-america.html
  • Let's hear for Al Jolson!!!!!(vanity)

    06/15/2015 5:30:43 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    Al Jolson!!!!!! The first white person that I know of to make money off of being transracial!!!!
  • Most Americans Expect a Long, Hot Summer of Racial Unrest. Moynihan Would Not Be Surprised.

    06/15/2015 7:43:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    nationalreview ^ | June 14, 2015 | John Fund
    It’s hard to get 96 percent of people to agree on anything, but last month’s Wall Street Journal/NBC poll found that 96 percent of those surveyed believe we are in for a summer of racial unrest. In the wake of Ferguson and Baltimore, it’s time for some reflection on how we got here. This year marks two significant anniversaries. In August 1965, the Watts riots broke out in Los Angeles, leading to 34 deaths and $300 million in property damage. Coming after the passage of well-intentioned Great Society welfare programs, the riots made clear that government spending wasn’t going to...
  • Spike to Cut Clint Eastwood’s Caitlyn Jenner Joke from Guys’ Choice Awards Telecast

    06/14/2015 1:12:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies
    Variety ^ | June 8, 2015 | Alex Stedman
    It looks like Spike TV didn’t find Clint Eastwood’s joke about Caitlyn Jenner during the Guys’ Choice Awards taping on Saturday very funny. A rep for the male-centered network said the reference will be cut from the telecast. “We will remove the reference in the version that will air,” David Schwarz, Spike TV senior vice president of communications, said in a statement. During the taping, while presenting “San Andreas” star Dwayne Johnson with a special award, Eastwood compared Johnson to other athletes-turned-actors like “Jim Brown and Caitlyn Somebody.” Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, made her debut as a...
  • Remember When Hillary Defended Marriage as a Sacred Bond Between a Man and a Woman?

    06/14/2015 12:25:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Ring of Fire ^ | June 14,2015 | Staff
    As of right now, Hillary is saying that she thinks that gay marriage is alright. Earlier this year a spokesperson for the Clinton campaign said, “Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right.” That’s not the same Hillary from back in her days as a Senator from New York. Watch Hillary give this full-on defense of marriage as a sacred bond between a man and a woman.
  • CNN anchor mocks 'pitiful' Hillary campaign watch party (Photos:Reuters,Baltimore Sun, Buzzfeed)

    The headline pretty much says it all.Only six people turned out for the relaunch the Royal Pantsuit's campaign speech in Iowa. One of them was a paid staff member. Average age was about 80. "Looking kind of pitiful. Meanwhile, Bernie the Marxist is trolling for votes in Iowa at the same time and pulling in crowds numbering in the hundreds. No word on the whereabouts of the other serious Democratic contender.
  • Man-Made Drought: A Guide To California's Water Wars

    06/13/2015 4:40:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    investors.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | REP. DEVIN NUNES
    In the summer of 2002, shortly before I was elected to Congress, I sat through an eye-opening meeting with representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council and several local environmental activist groups. Hoping to convince me to support various water restrictions, they argued that San Joaquin Valley farmers should stop growing alfalfa and cotton in order to save water — though they allowed that the planting of high-value crops such as almonds could continue. Then, as our discussion turned to the groups' overall vision for the San Joaquin Valley, they told me something astonishing:
  • Is Elon Musk Just A Billionaire Welfare King?

    06/12/2015 9:27:31 PM PDT · by Rabin · 32 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 11 June 2015 | Gaurav Agnihotri
    Elon Musk our billionaire, whose Stimulus funded Tesla Motors, Solarandra City and (only option to Russia, NASA is out) Space X has received $4.9 billion in FedSlush. Is Elon Musk a billionaire welfare queen of Federal grants, discounted loans, tax breaks, government RICO & Carbon credits? Tesla is set to receive an incentive worth $1.3 billion from the state of Nevada. Anyone who buys a Tesla gets a $7,500 federal income tax credit, Californians receive an additional rebate of $2,500 from the state. In all, Tesla Motors Inc. has received close to $2.391 billion in form of government subsidies. SolarCity,...
  • Twitter Reacts to How a NAACP Leader Bamboozled, Hoodwinked and Led People Astray About Her Race

    06/12/2015 2:37:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    The Root ^ | 6/12
    Twitter Reacts to How a NAACP Leader Bamboozled, Hoodwinked and Led People Astray About Her Race#RachelDolezal is the most talked-about story on Twitter today, prompting funny and thoughtful responses from blacks, whites, liberals and conservatives about race and identity.The devil is a lie. Rachel Dolezal, a part-time college professor of Africana studies, got a tan and a perm to curl her naturally straight blond hair, married a black man, allegedly took her adopted black brother under her wing as her own child, and has seemingly been passing as black for years. SNIP Twitter reactions have been pouring in by the...
  • Bill Clinton Is Totally Clueless About the Clinton Foundation

    06/12/2015 4:01:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 12, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    For someone who is the founder and board member of a global charity organization that bears his name, former President Bill Clinton appears utterly clueless whenever he is asked a question about the Clinton Foundation, which has been the subject of considerable controversy since his wife declared her candidacy for president. Last month, while attending a lavish Clinton Foundation event hosted by the King of Morocco, the former president was asked why he wasn’t defending the foundation more aggressively against allegation of favor-trading and general sketchiness. “I don’t know,” he replied. “I just work here.”
  • Sgt. Peppers vs Smile

    06/12/2015 3:11:23 AM PDT · by z taxman · 40 replies
    Hey Bulldog ^ | Nancy Carr
    I love the Beach Boys (not the way I love the Beatles, but still), so why can’t I wholeheartedly love Smile? I ask this question sincerely. I think Brian Wilson is a songwriter, singer, and bassist worthy of great praise. I understand why Paul McCartney was so blown away by Pet Sounds that he dreamed up the idea for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. I’m glad Smile has finally seen the official light of day, and I’m intrigued by the what-if game of wondering about what might have happened if Smile had been released in 1967, as originally intended....
  • Gun Advice Needed

    06/11/2015 9:06:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    Vanity | June 11, 2015
    I received an E-Mail from the NRA, (which I'm a member), recommending a manufacturer, CDNN Sports, as a good place for purchasing AR magazines.I usually buy AR magazines from Magpul, but these other mags are less expensive.
  • Help With Virus/Malware (Vanity)

    06/10/2015 5:10:39 PM PDT · by Portcall24 · 57 replies
    My wife got a new computer and somehow she has picked up 7769domain virus. I ran Malwarebytes to no avail. It's still there. Searching a couple of places like Spyhunter and others offer help but I'm not sure if they are legit. Sure could use some help.
  • Girlfriend tells man not to buy any more lottery tickets, he doesn't listen, wins $1 million

    06/08/2015 6:51:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    WLS-TV ^ | June 8, 2015
    A man is now $1 million richer despite the advice given to him by his girlfriend. The man, who chose to remain anonymous, won the money on a scratch-off lottery ticket he bought at a Michigan gas station. "I stopped to get gas and the pump didn't print out a receipt so I grabbed a couple of $5 winning tickets and went inside the store," the man told the Michigan Lottery. "On my way in, my girlfriend told me not to buy any lottery tickets, but I didn't listen. I bought one 50X The Cash ticket and paid for it...
  • Hot Air Primary Survey: June Results

    06/08/2015 1:09:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 8, 2015 | Patrick Ishmael
    The most interesting news from this month’s survey is in the consensus category, so be sure to get that far into the post. That said, your first choice leader is once again Ted Cruz, followed by Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina. Over 1800 votes were cast. Your second choice leader? Scott Walker, followed by Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina.Your consensus choice leader? Scott Walker again, followed by Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio. After Rubio, there is a 20 point drop off, making everyone named above what...
  • Media Dimwits Celebrate "Courage" of Caitlyn Jenner While Ignoring True Hero Chris Kyle

    06/08/2015 10:22:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Doug Ross @Journal ^ | June 8, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One gets the impression that if Amir Hekmati, the former United States Marine still imprisoned in Iran were gay, transgendered or a deserter, President Obama, who tweeted to the former Olympic champion and now Vanity Fair cover girl Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner: “It takes courage to tell your story.” BizPac Review noted how quickly and for what reason President Obama sprung into action after Caitlin’s cover: “It takes courage to share your story,” the president tweeted in response to Jenner, who broke the president’s record for fastest new Twitter account to reach 1 million followers. Never on to miss an opportunity to...
  • Now Your Kid Can Get a Scholarship for Being ‘Gender-Creative’

    06/08/2015 10:15:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    EAG News reports on Center School in Greenfield, Massachusetts, a progressive day school from Pre-K through 8th graders with a “social justice mission.” “Increasingly concerned” at the suicide rate among “gender non-conforming kids,” the school is now offering a scholarship for “gender creative children.” Donors to the scholarship fund were “inspired” after how the school accommodated an elementary student who was “transitioning.” “She had the anatomy of a boy, but felt like a girl in her heart,” according to Spencer. “She wanted to be able live that out.” The scholarship is intended to help those certain students pay the private...
  • NRA: Gun blogs, videos, web forums threatened by new Obama regulation

    06/07/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | June 7, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Commonly used and unregulated internet discussions and videos about guns and ammo could be closed down under rules proposed by the State Department, amounting to a "gag order on firearm-related speech," the National Rifle Association is warning. In updating regulations governing international arms sales, State is demanding that anyone who puts technical details about arms and ammo on the web first get the OK from the federal government — or face a fine of up to $1 million and 20 years in jail.According to the NRA, that would include blogs and web forums discussing technical details of common guns and...