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  • Taraji Henson sorry for racial profiling claim

    03/28/2015 9:18:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    CNN via KOCO.com ^ | 03/28/2015 | Joe Sutton
    <p>The Glendale Police Department released dash cam video of the encounter Friday, which contradicted her son's claims.</p> <p>Police released the footage after Henson commented about the alleged profiling in an Uptown Magazine interview published last month.</p> <p>In her interview, the star of the hit television show "Empire" said her son, Marcell Johnson, 20, was racially profiled in Glendale and at the University of Southern California, where she accused campus police of stopping him for "having his hands in his pockets."</p>
  • Well, I would have finished my first AR15 build, but.....

    03/27/2015 10:23:07 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 57 replies
    None | 3-27-15 | RandallFlagg
    I was tightening the barrel nut onto my upper receiver, and I got 'er up to 30 foot pounds. Loosened it up and tightened again, wash, rinse, repeat... During the final tightening, the nut lugs would not line up with the gas system. Tighter... And, tighter..... And, TIGHTER......... And.... I started snapping the teeth off of my barrel nut! I have to go to the gun shop tomorrow morning and get a couple more barrel nuts, and start all over again. I'm so sad!
  • Opinion: What’s the difference between liberals and conservatives?

    03/26/2015 8:28:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The University of Tennessee Daily Beacon ^ | March 26, 2015 | Alexandra Chiasson, Social Media Editor
    After Texas senator Ted Cruz announced his intention to run for president on Monday, I was pleased with my Republican friends' response to this news. It's not often that college-aged liberals and conservatives roll their eyes in unison, but that appeared to happen when that boob asked his Liberty University audience to imagine an America where "young people (come) out of school with four, five, six job offers." This was nice, this shared derisive response to Ted Cruz and his astounding senselessness. I like it when we all can agree on things. But then I thought of all the times...
  • Clinton Hit With Racketeering Lawsuit Over Emails

    03/26/2015 8:21:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2015
    March 25, 2015 Clinton Hit With Racketeering Lawsuit Over Emails By Jesse Byrnes The conservative group Freedom Watch has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of failing to produce documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The civil suit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, argues that Clinton used her private emails to sell access to other officials in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation. It alleges that, during her tenure, Clinton withheld documents requested under FOIA regarding State Department waivers given to...
  • Quotes of the day

    03/26/2015 8:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2015 | Allahpundit
    “Reagan can’t win, Ford says.” That’s the 1976 version. The 1980 New York Times version, with the nearly identical headline: “Ford Declares Reagan Can’t Win.” Ford was really quite sure of himself: “Every place I go, and everything I hear, there is a growing, growing sentiment that Governor Reagan cannot win the election.” New York magazine: “The reason Reagan can’t win. . . . ” “Preposterous,” sociologist Robert Coles wrote about the idea of a Reagan victory. The founder of this magazine worried that Reagan simply could not win in 1980, and several National Review luminaries quietly hoped that George...
  • Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett credits CEO Roger Ailes with saving his life after his alcohol

    03/26/2015 6:39:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 26, 2015 | Lydia Warren
    Full Title: Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett credits CEO Roger Ailes with saving his life after his alcohol-fueled airport arrest last year Jarrett's addiction emerged last year after he slurred during a live broadcast in April then took time off 'for personal reasons' But weeks later, just hours after leaving rehab, he was arrested for drunkenly scrapping with a police officer in a Minnesota airport But Fox CEO and President Roger Ailes promised him his old job and continued to pay him, while setting up another rehab stint for him He continues to check in with Ailes and his family...
  • The left continuing to attack Ted Cruz

    03/26/2015 6:27:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor ^ | March 26, 2015 | Bill O'Reilly
    (BEGIN-VIDEO-CLIP) BEHAR: The bottom line with this guy is he is a climate change denier. We cannot have a president of the United States who is a climate change denier. WHOOPI GOLDBERG, TV HOST: He's a gay people denier. He's a woman's right to choose denier. He denies everything. Listen, I'm sorry and I am going to take pot shots at him because, you know, he may not have been at the charge, but he didn't stop the charge. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Fair enough. (END-VIDEO-CLIP) O'REILLY: It's not fair enough. A climate change denier. It is foolish and unfair, foolish and...
  • A closer look at Ted Cruz's campaign rollout

    03/26/2015 5:42:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News' Kelly File ^ | March 26, 2015 | Megyn Kelly
    (BEGIN-VIDEO-CLIP) MEGYN KELLY, HOST: The Guardian's declaring you are done 48 hours after you have declared. And to that you say? SEN. TED CRUZ, R-TX: Well, look, there's nothing like the warm embrace of the mainstream media. And I have to say. (END-VIDEO-CLIP) KELLY: That was Senator Ted Cruz on the Kelly File last night. I asked him about his welcome from the mainstream media, which many have since noticed is very different from that that was given to then-senator, now-President Barack Obama when he first announced his run for the White House. Joining me now to discuss it, Marc...
  • Rate Conservative Talk Radio Shows

    03/26/2015 3:12:11 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 88 replies
    March 26, 2015 | Self
    Conservative talk radio is dominated by several big names, but others in smaller markets have many fans, too. National or not, which conservative talk radio shows do you like the best? Which ones the least? How would you improve, if you could, the shows you listen to? Kudos, high fives, gripes, pet peeves--praise or vent, what are your thoughts about conservative talk radio?
  • Air Canada to require two people in cockpit after revelations about Germanwings co-pilot

    03/26/2015 11:26:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    National Post ^ | 03/26/2015 | Jake Edmiston
    Air Canada will now require at least two people in the cockpit at all times after revelations Thursday that a Germanwings co-pilot steered Flight 9525 into a mountainside while the captain stood helpless outside a locked cockpit doo
  • Gay rights activists to Christians: Surrender - or else

    03/26/2015 10:21:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Peter Heck
    A few years ago I hosted gay activist attorney Andrea Ritchie on my radio program and asked her whether she believed the homosexual lobby could peacefully coexist with traditional Christian morality. After a very pregnant pause, she responded pointedly: "Sure, if Christians will give up their resistance to our cause." Today, in the midst of the inane opposition to the Indiana religious freedom bill, her alarming words prove frighteningly prophetic. Let's be clear what we are witnessing. Seeking to harness the power of the state to deny the rights of conscience to those who disagree with you – as the...
  • Why Ted Cruz Is Not a Serious Contender for President in 2016

    03/26/2015 7:50:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ayobami Olugbemiga
    Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz officially announced his White House bid in a tweet at 12:09 am EDT Monday morning, becoming the first candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential campaign. "I'm running for president and I hope to earn your support!" Cruz tweeted with an embedded 30-second video. "It's a time for truth, a time to rise to the challenge, just as Americans have always done," Cruz says in the video. "I believe in America and her people, and I believe we can stand up and restore our promise. It's going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives...
  • Is Ted Cruz able to be POTUS because his father isn't a US born Citizen

    03/26/2015 3:43:21 AM PDT · by Yorlik803 · 61 replies
    I am tired of liberals saying Cruz isn't eligible to be president because of his father. US citizenship is passed thru the mother, correct? How can these dirt bags who backed Obama, who claimed on numerous forms he is a citizen of Kenya and has mis-matched SSN numbers get all high and mighty on Cruz?
  • Survival on Social Media Run By Leftists: Watch Your Friends and Watch What You Say!

    03/25/2015 11:59:42 AM PDT · by walford · 27 replies
    Facebook ^ | 03/25/2015 | walford
    There have been several instances on social media in which those who hold to values not favored by the Left have found themselves and their groups warned, suspended and even banned for expressing themselves, while Left-leaning groups have gotten away with much worse. Remember that conservatives, Republicans, libertarians and other advocates of universal values, freedom, equality under the law and individual responsibility are held to a different standard here on Facebook and other social media venues. There was a notorious example in which Facebook required a rape survivor to use her “real name” because she testified against a “transgender” bathroom...
  • Here’s How Much Money You Have To Raise To Be A Ted Cruz Bundler

    03/25/2015 11:50:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2015 | Kerry Picket
    In the last two days, big-money Republican donors have received information about the benefits they could receive for raising tens of thousands of dollars for the presidential campaign of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Cruz has already raised $500,000 after announcing Monday he is running for president. NBC News reports that 60 percent of his donations have come from large donors, while 40 percent have come from online donations. According to a three-page pamphlet sent out by Cruz for President and obtained by The Daily Caller, voters who raise at least $500,000 for the Texas Republican will be considered a co-chair...
  • Megyn to Rand Paul: Why Weren't You First to Announce a 2016 Run?

    03/25/2015 9:15:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News Insider Blog ^ | March 23, 2015 | As Seen on The Kelly File
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was on “The Kelly File” tonight to react to the news that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will seek the Republican nominee for president in 2016. Megyn Kelly asked Paul about some of his supporters who were in the audience at Cruz’s announcement, sporting “Stand With Rand” shirts. “We were glad to see them there and organized and excited about the possibility of me running,” he said. Paul said that he didn’t hear much that he disagreed with during Cruz’s speech today. “We kind of come from the same wing of the party,” he said. “If you...
  • Obama Regime is Precisely What it Accuses America of Being

    03/25/2015 7:20:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/2015 | Judi McLeod
    With the mega ironies of our tumultuous times in competition for top spot, it must be The Irony of Ironies that Obama and his minions are down to a ‘Tee’ exactly what they accuse America of being: despicable bullies of the world. First seizing then standing on sanctimony and Projection 101 are Commandments 1 and 2 in Marxist ideology. History shows that whenever Marxists make it into high office, they seize the moral high ground from which they lecture the masses from bully pulpits provided by the media of the day. The story of the Obama Marxist regime is told...
  • See you in Hell [says @JunkScience to] Head of US Episcopal Church [who] says ‘climate denial’ is im

    03/24/2015 7:44:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    Tweets from Twitter account of JunkScience.com @JunkScience on Twitchy.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Twitter account of JunkScience.com @JunkScience
    As she argues in favor of abortion rights and gay marriage, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, head of the US Episcopal Church, says it is immoral to be skeptical about man caused climate change. This came as the church hyped a webcast about fighting climate change.
  • Of Course Ted Cruz Could Win

    03/24/2015 6:24:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | March 24, 2015 | by
    Of Course Ted Cruz Could Win by KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON March 24, 2015 Columnists and their headline writers have a habit of offering hostages to Fate — e.g., “Let’s not even pretend Ted Cruz has a chance of becoming president,” “Let’s be serious about Ted Cruz from the start: He’s too extreme and too disliked to win,” “Opposition from Republicans who care about winning in 2016 will doom the chances of a senator whose tactics . . . have established him as a loudmouth loser.” We have heard this sort of thing before. “Reagan can’t win, Ford says.” That’s the...
  • Chattering Class Relish Opportunity to ‘Analyze’ Their Dream Punching Bag: Ted Cruz

    03/24/2015 4:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 24, 2015 | Joe Concha
    Each December since I-don’t-know-when, I enjoy speculating over what the best Super Bowl matchup would be from an entertainment perspective. Oftentimes that doesn’t mean both top seeds from the AFC and NFC making it to February (as was the case last month), but what game will create the biggest buzz, controversy and hype. This year, I saw that matchup not as Seahawks-Patriots (Richard Sherman is so 2014), but Cowboys-Patriots instead. Just the presence of Tony Romo and all the buildup around his legacy (which has taken a very unfair rap as a choker in big spots despite stats to the...
  • Limbaugh: Some Conservatives Making Up ‘Creative Reasons’ to Disqualify Cruz

    03/24/2015 1:46:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 24, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Rush Limbaugh today said he’s not surprised to already see conservatives “coming up with all kinds of creative reasons… to disqualify Ted Cruz” from the presidency. He particularly focused on a point made on Fox yesterday by Charles Krauthammer, that Cruz has the same amount of experience President Obama did when he announced for the presidency and that didn’t turn out terribly well. Limbaugh first brought up how The Five “dumped all over” Cruz and said, “That’s somewhat understandable for reasons I can’t explain.” But then he played Krauthammer’s comments and found it a little ridiculous for anyone on the...
  • Why, Exactly, Do We Need A Woman President?

    03/24/2015 5:45:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    jewishworldreview.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Alicia Colon
    It appears that those who voted for Barack Obama for president simply because he is black are now urging we vote for Hillary Clinton simply because she is a woman. At a recent public event, Clinton asked her Democrat supporters, "I suppose it's fair to say: don't you someday want to see a woman president?" My answer to that ridiculous remark is-'that would depend on the woman.' That woman should be as qualified as any male candidate but if they believe that Hillary is eligible than that means they plan to vet her as poorly as they did Barack Obama....
  • Does Obama hate Muslims?

    03/23/2015 7:52:54 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 23 replies
    I was thinking if I wanted to make hell for Muslims would I do anything different than Obama has done? If you really look at his actions he has done major damage to innocent Muslim lives, it is almost like he hates them when viewed in historic context.
  • President Ted Cruz? Meh.

    03/23/2015 1:35:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Texas Observer ^ | March 23, 2015 | Christopher Hooks
    Now he belongs to the ages. Today Ted Cruz, one of the foremost representatives of the state’s persecuted Texan-Canadian community and the junior Senator from the North Texas tea parties, ascended from this state’s low mortal plane and affixed himself to the celestial realm of presidential politics, where he’s always thought he truly belonged. The announcement wasn’t a surprise, but when it happened (earlier than his competitors) and where it happened (at the evangelical Liberty University) was. What to make of it? Is this the beginning of a long, slow grassroots groundswell of the kind that Cruz harnessed to trample...
  • Donny Deutsch: Ted Cruz Is the New Sarah Palin

    03/23/2015 10:58:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 23, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Upon Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) announcement that he’s running for the presidency, Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski said that though she didn’t agree with a single thing Cruz believed, at least the GOP’s new crop of candidates was a vast improvement over the “clown car” of 2012. Here occasional guest Donny Deutsch disagreed: “He’s Sarah Palin,” Deutsch argued Monday morning. “He’s theater. That’s what Sarah Palin was. We love the show, okay. But when it comes time for the grown-up voting…” “Please don’t make me explain why he’s not Sarah Palin,” Brzezinski said. “I would get killed.” “I’m not saying...
  • Person Putting "Whites Only" Stickers Around Austin Turns Out to be Liberal Social Justice Warrior

    03/21/2015 1:20:28 PM PDT · by rightistight · 94 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/21/15 | Aurelius
    It turns out that the person who has been posting "whites only" stickers around Austin, Texas is actually a liberal "social justice warrior" looking to bring attention to the racism of whites. These stickers had been posted around stores in Austin: For days no one knew who had posted them and why could only be speculated. The answer has been solved today: the stickers were posted by Austin lawyer Adam Reposa who did it to point out the "gentrification" of Austin and the displacement of minorities. “They’re getting pushed out, and pretty quick. This area of town is turning into...
  • An Unlikely Ally Comes to Netanyahu's Defense: Liberal Comic Bill Maher

    03/21/2015 1:11:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 21, 2015 | Jack Coleman
    Two victories this week for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, one seismic, the other minor though not insignificant. First, he won a solid re-election victory that affirmed his dire warning of the peril from a nuclear-armed Iran. Secondly, he persuaded an influential American liberal that his campaign warning that Israel's Arab citizens might swing the election against him was not a despicable, race-baiting tactic as alleged by other liberals. Netanyahu may never learn of this second vote of approval from liberal comedian Bill Maher, but it remains worth savoring for conservatives here in the U.S. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)It was heard on last...
  • Walt Disney World Monorail car for sale on eBay

    03/21/2015 11:52:10 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Orlando Weekly ^ | 03/20/2015 | Erin Sullivan
    click to enlarge Ever wanted to own your own monorail car from Walt Disney World? Now's you chance. There's one on eBay that's parked in somewhere in Watsonville, Calif. The seller says of the item that it's an original front car and that it's completely intact. And no worries if you can't figure out how to get it home – if you buy this thing (starting bid is $169,000; asking price is $260,000), it comes with free shipping, right to your door: Here you have it folks, this is the ultimate Disney collectable item. I'm sure many of you...
  • The Race Conversation Starbucks Wants You to Have

    03/20/2015 11:39:15 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2015 | MONA CHAREN
    The Race Conversation Starbucks Wants You to Have by MONA CHAREN March 20, 2015 Unfortunately, it’s likely to be just as “honest” as all the previous ones. Starbucks is hoping to lead a national conversation about race. According to a video released by founder Howard Schultz, Starbucks barristas are encouraged to scrawl “race together” on coffee cups before placing them in the hands of customers. This hollow bit of moral exhibitionism is supposed to encourage “compassion,” “honesty,” “empathy,” and “love.” Does Starbucks sell caffeine-free compassion? Each and every time we’re hectored to engage in an “honest conversation” about race, it’s...
  • Dramatic Video: Dog saves nine puppies from forest fire by digging hole

    03/20/2015 7:58:34 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    6ABC.com ^ | 03/20/2015
    A mother dog and her nine puppies were fleeing from a fire in Valparaiso, Chile. In order to protect her pups, the mother dog dug a hole and hid her puppies in there, according to Telemundo 47. Luckily, the puppies were retrieved from the hole with the help of rescuers. The mother also survived the incident, too. Now, Valparaiso residents are coming forward to adopt the new pups and their mother, who has been affectionately nicknamed "Negita." Valparaiso has been severely hit by forest fires in recent days, according to Telemundo 47. More than 500 hectares were burned since the...
  • Saying “Congratulations!” takes a long time for those in a Sulk

    03/20/2015 5:40:03 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/2015 | Judi McLeod
    President Barack Obama finally got around to congratulating Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his impressive election win Thursday afternoon.  Sorta’, kinda’, that is. “President Barack Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by telephone on Thursday afternoon, two days after his party won a sweeping victory in national elections. (Daily Mail, March 19, 2015) “The White House had said he would wait until Israel’s president asked Netanyahu to form a coalition government, in keeping with past practice. “On Wednesday morning as Likud party partisans cheered in Tel Aviv, Obama’s political strategy director David Simas stopped short of...
  • Starbucks Campaign Already Inspiring Awkward Conversations About Race

    03/19/2015 10:53:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | March 18, 2015 | Kat Chow
    "It's also interesting because I'm actually black, but you assumed otherwise," Jay Smooth told Nancy Giles. Starbucks' campaign to get people talking about race has already birthed a very public, very cringeworthy conversation about race. Jay Smooth, a radio DJ and video blogger, was on MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes Tuesday night, discussing the coffee company's "Race Together" campaign with fellow guest Nancy Giles, a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning. As they discussed the efficacy of a campaign like Race Together — with Giles defending it and Smooth pushing back — Hayes played one of Smooth's most popular videos,...
  • Why the 14th Amendment can't possibly require same-sex marriage

    03/19/2015 10:46:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Frank Turek
    Does the U.S. Constitution require same-sex marriage? No, the U.S. Constitution requires the Court to leave this issue to the states. If you believe otherwise, then amend the Constitution.The Supreme Court is about to decide if the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution requires the states to redefine marriage to include same-sex relationships. There are several reasons why the answer is no.The most decisive of these reasons is the fact that when the 14th Amendment was passed in 1868, homosexual behavior was a felony in every state in the union. So if the 14th Amendment was intended to require...
  • We Must Listen To Trevor Phillips And His Inconvenient Truths About Race

    03/18/2015 8:39:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | March 18, 2015 | Allison Pearson
    We Must Listen To Trevor Phillips And His Inconvenient Truths About Race Britain is indebted to the former equalities head for highlighting the mess in which multiculturalism has left us all Allison Pearson 18 Mar 2015 If you want to understand the full loopiness and intellectual dishonesty of multiculturalism, just talk to my friend Adam, who lectures in African history. “At least that’s progress,” I said to Adam about one notably dysfunctional African country. “Getting more girls into school is progress, isn’t it?” “I’m not allowed to use the word ‘progress’,” he said. “I’d be sacked if I called it...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: ‘It’s Clear that Obama Loathes Netanyahu

    03/18/2015 7:56:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | March 18, 2015
    Krauthammer’s Take: ‘It’s Clear that Obama Loathes Netanyahu March 18, 2015 President Obama’s approach to Iran and the Middle East was firmly rejected in Israel’s election on Tuesday, in which prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection, said Charles Krauthammer. “This was an election between Bibi and Obama — that was on the ballot,” he said on Wednesday’s Special Report. “He did everything he could to unseat him, but he failed.”
  • What Do You Prep For: Common Personal Disasters*

    03/18/2015 7:43:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 96 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 3/17/15 | Karl Denninger
    How many times have you seen someone who survived with nothing more than their underwear? They had no "go bag" sitting inside their sleeping area they could grab that had a few basics in it -- like some sort of lightweight but effective means of preserving body heat. Now consider that if this occurs while in a place not so-populated in the winter time you might well be in serious trouble or even die of exposure! The other place that such disasters commonly happen is in our vehicles. Do you have a small, easily-toted "get me the F out of...
  • University of Georgia Greeks Ban Hoop Skirts Because They Look Racist

    03/18/2015 7:01:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | March 18, 2015 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    University of Georgia Greeks Ban Hoop Skirts Because They Look Racist Gone with the politically-correct wind . . . by KATHERINE TIMPF March 18, 2015 After a meeting with school administrators on Monday, University of Georgia sororities and fraternities have decided to ban hoop skirts from their events over concerns they might look racist. Victor Wilson, UGA’s vice president for student affairs, explained that the ban was due to concerns over what kind of “message” the skirt might send, and compared it to a previous ban on Confederate uniforms, according to an article in the Athens Banner-Herald. In other words:...
  • 25 more reasons why it’s OK to laugh at anyone who thought Obamacare was a good idea

    03/18/2015 11:54:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 18, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog 25 more reasons why it’s OK to laugh at anyone who thought Obamacare was a good idea I’ve updated my list of Obamacare criticisms. The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/obamacare-59/These are the new entries:307) Obamacare, when combined with Obama’s executive amnesty, gives employers a $3,000 annual incentive, per employee, to hire illegal aliens instead of U.S. citizensObamacare, when combined with Obama’s November 2014 executive amnesty, gives employers a $3,000 annual incentive, per employee, to hire illegal aliens instead of U.S. citizens.308) Obama administration falsely overstated the number of Obamacare signups by incorrectly including dental...
  • My Life as a Gay Congressman

    03/18/2015 6:45:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    politico.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | BARNEY FRANK
    n 1986, I was as ready to leave the closet as I would ever be—but how would I do so? Though I was a third term Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, I had lived too long with the burden of “the gay thing” to treat coming out as a political matter alone. For many years, I was ashamed of myself for hiding my membership in a universally despised group. I’d been afraid of exposure, and angry at myself for my self-denial. I’d felt shame as I watched younger gay men and lesbians confront the bigots openly with a courage that I...
  • Admin officials told Bibi that if he's reelected, his egregious ambo to US, Ron Dermer, has to go.

    03/17/2015 8:44:57 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 61 replies
    twitter ^ | Mar 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Drew
    "Elizabeth Drew@ElizabethDrewOH 3H...Admin officials told Bibi that if he's reelected, his egregious ambo to US Ron Dermer, co-plotter with Boehner, has to go"
  • Could Obama Bypass the Supreme Court?

    03/17/2015 7:08:42 AM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    nytimes ^ | March 17, 2015 | William Baude
    CHICAGO — IT is time to talk about President Obama’s contingency plan for health care. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments earlier this month in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the provision of tax credits on federal insurance exchanges. While the legal issues are dry lawyers’ fare — how to interpret several interconnected phrases of the Affordable Care Act — the practical stakes are high. The government estimates that millions of Americans will be left without affordable health insurance if it loses.While the administration may well prevail, it has expressed remarkable pessimism about its options if it does lose....
  • What Do You Prep For?

    03/16/2015 4:27:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 76 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 3/14/15 | Karl Denninger
    One of the more-interesting discussions I've had over the years on a fairly consistent basis deals with the premise of prepping -- usually initiated by someone who's talking about a bug-out location, firearms, (freeze-dried or home-grown) food or (usually) all of the above. Let's dissect this a bit, because the word prepping or prepper describe a lot of different things -- and frankly, the more I hear about some of them the more I nod in approval at some, while smirking at others. I think it's time we have this discussion, particularly given the rather-precarious nature of our global economy...
  • The Tom Cotton letter usefully highlights Leftist stupidity

    03/16/2015 8:52:51 AM PDT · by servo1969
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 3-13-2015 | Bookworm
    I side with the people who think that Tom Cotton and the 46 senators who joined with him in an open letter to apprise the Iranians about the way our Constitutional system works did the world a great service. As I’ll discuss at greater length below, the letter is a simple, beautifully written exposition about the American Constitution and its effects. In addition, it’s a wonderful honey pot for calling stupid Progressives out of their dark caves and exposing their ignorance to bright sunlight.The Cotton letter is really nothing more than an elegant primer about the balance of powers and...
  • Bryson surgery

    03/16/2015 7:17:00 AM PDT · by knarf · 36 replies
    self ^ | March 16, 2015 | knarf
    Bryson went in for a five or six hour,open heart surgery in Childrens,Pittsburgh at 6 am
  • White students barred from funded RSU student group event (Canada)

    03/14/2015 11:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Ryersonian ^ | March 13, 2015 | Natasha Gan
    Trevor Hewitt, left, and Julia Knope, right, were barred from an event held by the Racialized Students Collective for being white.Two white students were barred from a meeting of the Racialized Students’ Collective March 11. First-year journalism students Trevor Hewitt and Julia Knope were told that because they were not victims of racialization, they were not allowed to stay in the meeting room and report on the event. Hewitt and Knope said they made eye contact with an unidentified woman who appeared to be setting up for the event. She approached Hewitt and Knope and asked if they had ever...
  • Happy Pi day to all Freepers

    03/14/2015 11:06:56 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 87 replies
    03.14.15 | Self
    Pi day occurs only one every 100 years, so revel and enjoy it!
  • Jeb Bush Slams Obama, Republicans in New Hampshire [Demands DHS Funding & Common Core!]

    03/14/2015 10:30:04 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    March 13, 2015 Jeb Bush Slams Obama, Republicans in New Hampshire By Elliot Smilowitz Jeb Bush lobbed attacks at both President Obama and Congressional Republicans in an appearance in Dover, N.H. “Pass a budget for crying out loud,” the Republican former governor of Florida said, slamming members of his own party. “Let the process work again. That’s what’s missing.” Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd at a party in the home of Fergus Cullen, the former chairman of the New Hampshire GOP, Bush signaled his displeasure with the February battle over Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding that nearly led to...
  • BOMBSHELL: Muslim Brotherhood Operative Used Hillary’s Email Server

    03/14/2015 12:42:59 AM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 27 replies
    ConservativeTribune.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | ConservativeTribune.com
    BOMBSHELL: Muslim Brotherhood Operative Used Hillary’s Email Server Hillary Clinton’s email scandal is burning out of control like an unchecked forest fire and it doesn’t appear that relief is on the way anytime soon. According to Stephen Hayes, a senior writer at the Weekly Standard, two of Clinton’s top aides had access to and used her personal email account while they were all employed at the State Department. He specifically mentioned Clinton’s trusted aide for twenty years, Huma Abedin, a woman with known ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. As most of our readers know, one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s core...
  • Wild Speculation on Gun in Ferguson Police Shooting

    03/14/2015 12:22:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Ammoland ^ | March 13, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There are at least four model 60 Marlins or variants in this photo from a gun “turn in” in Phoenix two years ago. The people turning in the rifles might well have paid less for the rifle new, than it brought at the politically correct turn-in. I just listened to a recording of the Ferguson police shooting. It was not clear what direction the shots came from, or how far they were from the person doing the recording. But the cadence of the shots, and the information about what happened to the police give plenty to speculate on. I do...
  • THE FOUNDING FATHER… AND MOTHER…

    03/13/2015 7:30:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    AmericanSpectator ^ | March 13, 2015 | Jay D. Homnick
    THE FOUNDING FATHER… AND MOTHER… They’ve created the ultimate scam for themselves: The Clinton Foundation! By Jay D. Homnick – 3.13.15 Hillary Clinton came of age during the Burn-the-Bra era of the Sixties, but she did not adopt its disdain for foundations. Quite the contrary. Bill and Hill have created the master scam of our generation, ripping off individuals, institutions, corporations and even entire countries… and they call it a foundation! One thing is clear: the Clintons are engirdling the globe and the fat cats have to suck it up. Truth is I was way ahead of the Man from...