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  • Hillarious Mug Shots

    04/17/2014 7:43:50 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 33 replies

    04/11/2014 2:09:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/2012 | By Wynton Hall
    The son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rory Reid, is the primary representative for ENN Energy Group, a Chinese energy company seeking to build a $5 billion solar panel plant on a 9,000-acre Clark County desert plot in Laughlin, Nevada. ENN scored big when Clark County commissioners unanimously voted to sell the Chinese company the public land for just $4.5 million, despite the fact that it was appraised at $38.6 million. Sen. Reid has been one of ENN’s biggest supporters, having recruited the company during a 2011 trip to China. According to Reuters, last month Sen. Reid tried...
  • If Muslims are offended by the West, why haven’t we the right to be offended by them?

    04/09/2014 10:35:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    In his video, Pat Condell defines the religion of peace as “the most racist ideology on the planet.” Responsible for destroying the once great nation of Britain, Islam is now spreading its poisonous talons of hatred and intolerance across the United States. Condell does a masterful job of exposing the ” mind-blowingly, soul-witheringly, unforgivably offensive,” practices of Islam by the simple method of telling the truth. How can the so-called “religious” practices of this group of sub-human thugs be beneath contempt while remaining above criticism or condemnation? The 6 minute video offered by Condell is guaranteed to...
  • Cannon resigns as mayor, faces federal corruption and bribery charges [NC]

    03/27/2014 7:31:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 3/27/2014 | unknown
    A major political scandal unraveled in Charlotte Wednesday as Patrick Cannon resigned as Charlotte’s mayor after federal investigators arrested him on bribery and corruption charges. Documents outline how agents said the mayor abused his power for years.
  • Corrections investigating rap video reportedly made by SC inmates

    03/20/2014 5:46:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | 3/18/14 | Casey Vaughn
    The South Carolina Department of Corrections is investigating a video posted online reportedly filmed from within a state prison by inmates.... The video, posted on, is titled "South Carolina Inmates Film 1st Ever Music Video In Prison!" and already has more than 400,000 views.
  • School officer hailed as hero after deadly shooting

    03/16/2014 8:09:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies ^ | Mar 13, 2014 | Jeff Thompson
    School officer hailed as hero after deadly shooting by Jeff Thompson, Staff Posted on March 13, 2014 at 5:13 PM PORTLAND -- The school resource officer who shot and killed a violent kidnapping suspect Wednesday was treated and released from a Portland hospital after being hit with gunfire. Officer John Romero, an 8-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to youth services, was shot in the hand while investigating reports of a suspicious man near Wilson High School. Romero's job was to protect students and on Thursday, many were calling him a hero. "Through his actions, he put a...
  • At Least 35% Of People Eligible For Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Have Criminal Histories

    03/11/2014 8:32:43 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/11/2014 | Avik Roy
    If you listen to the President, and other supporters of Obamacare, you might get the impression that the reason why tens of millions of Americans go without health insurance is because these people have pre-existing conditions, and health insurers are too mean to cover them. The truth is quite different. Less than a million Americans lack health insurance because of a pre-existing condition. And it turns out that a good number of Americans are uninsured not because they are sick, but because they are convicted criminals.
  • Cause of death released in teen shot by police with Taser

    03/07/2014 2:34:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/7/14
    Medical Examiner: Sudden cardiac arrest of Israel Hernandez-Llach was 'accidental'
  • Vague Criminal Laws Threaten Individual Liberty and Burden the Justice System

    02/25/2014 8:39:57 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/21/2014 | Michael Reitz
    You may be a criminal without even knowing it. Centuries ago, there were only nine felonies under English Common Law. The common law dealt with behavior that is widely understood to be culpable — murder, theft, rape, etc. — but in today's state legislatures and in Congress, innocuous behavior is too often criminalized. In Michigan, a person can be convicted of a crime for betting in an office March Madness pool, or mocking a person who refuses to duel. Accompanying this over-criminalization is the failure of legislatures to define the intent necessary for a prosecutor to prove a crime has...
  • California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

    02/25/2014 9:24:02 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 25, 2014
    For decades, California's criminal justice policies ensured that murderers and others sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole, could expect to die in prison. And most of the time, they did. Since Gov. Jerry Brown assumed office in January 2011, a record number of inmates with life sentences are winning parole. Brown has allowed the release of nearly 1,400 lifers, while going along with the parole board about 82 percent of the time.
  • Obama(S)care: Con Artists and Criminals in Charge

    02/19/2014 4:24:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 19, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Question: If Obamacare officials cannot prevent accused embezzlers from infiltrating their offices, how can they protect enrollees from grifters, con artists and thieves in the federal health insurance exchange system? Here in my home state, a director of Connect for Health Colorado -- the state-sponsored Obamacare health insurance exchange -- was just put on administrative leave. No, Christa Ann McClure did not go on leave over the chronic problems plaguing the cursed Connect for Health website. She's on leave because she has been indicted for filching funds from her last employer in Montana. No, the guardians of Obamacare didn't smoke...
  • Pimp sues Nike for $100m b/c they didn't warn him re dangers of using shoes to stomp on man's face

    01/11/2014 8:48:16 PM PST · by Stoat · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 11, 2014 | ZOE SZATHMARY
    A pimp is suing Nike for $100 million -- and says that its Air Jordan shoes failed to include a warning on them that they could be used as dangerous weapons after he used his own pair to beat a man.Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, alleges Nike is partially responsible for Clardy's 100-year prison sentence for beating a man in 2012, The Oregonian reports. Clardy, a Portland-based pimp, was wearing a pair of Jordans when he stomped on the face of a man who was attempting to leave a hotel without paying Clardy's prostitute, the paper adds. Clardy was found guilty of second-degree assault by...
  • Senate Democrats Choose Illegal Aliens Over Disabled Vets in Key Budget Vote

    12/18/2013 10:33:25 AM PST · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-18-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Illegal aliens made out like banditos thanks to Harry Reid and Senate Democrats. Disabled vets? Not so much.- They actually did it. They are on the record. Senate Democrats, led by their filibuster-slaying dictator Harry Reid, actually put the interests of illegal aliens above those of our disabled military veterans.Let that sink in for a moment. Now the details: The two-year budget deal brokered by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, would cut military pensions by $6 billion over ten years. Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, joined by several others in his party, tried...
  • Social networks can help predict gun violence

    12/04/2013 6:58:03 AM PST · by kobald · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 3, 2013 | Andrew V. Papachristos
    Is it possible to predict who is most likely to die at the hands of a gun? Not shootings like those at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the movie theater in Aurora, Colo., or the Washington Navy Yard, but the all-too-common shootings that occur in neighborhoods across the country. The idea is not far-fetched if one drills down into the nature of gun violence, which, in the way it is transmitted, bears striking similarities to public health epidemics such as cholera in Haiti or HIV/AIDS in the United States. Epidemics of any kind are not random... More than 40 percent...
  • Obamacare inmate mandate causes confusion for sheriffs

    11/23/2013 6:44:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Local sheriffs will wait for more clear direction before implementing a Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mandate to sign up all inmates into Medicaid plans via the federal health insurance exchange. Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson said he received notification from 13th Judicial Chief Judge H. Chris Ryan Jr. through his Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei that all sheriffs within the judicial district are “obligated” to enroll inmates into health care plans offered on the federal exchange as mandated by Obamacare. The judicial district includes La Salle, Bureau and Grundy counties. Thompson said he has contacted an ACA specialist but...
  • County Votes 3-2 to Protect Criminal, Violent Illegal Aliens (Santa Clara-CA)

    11/15/2013 11:28:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 15, 2013
    A large U.S. county is taking illegal immigration sanctuary to an extreme, officially adopting a measure that protects even those with serious and violent criminal records from the feds. It’s a sanctuary county on steroids and, not surprisingly, it’s in California. Nevertheless, it’s preposterous even for a liberal local government that aims to make all immigrants part of its big, happy family. The story comes from Santa Clara County, located in the San Francisco area with a population of nearly 2 million, according to census figures. The Santa Clara Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal this month to turn over...
  • Pit bull likely ate owner's hands

    11/14/2013 2:52:59 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 114 replies
    sfgate ^ | November 14, 2013 | Frank Juliano and Wes Duplantier
    Two days after a dog bit off a woman's hand and her other arm, sources said her hands were likely eaten. And police said they had been to her home in the past for problems with the same dog. Wilton's animal control officer had been called to the home of 65-year-old Anne Murray twice, both times on complaints that the pit bull had roamed off the property, police Lt. Don Wakeman said Wednesday. Police have also come to Murray's home several times to arrest her 26-year-old son, Ian, according to state court records. Ian Murray was given a five-year suspended...
  • New campaign warns abortion clinic workers: “Don’t let your job put you in prison”

    11/10/2013 9:29:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Delaware Right to Life has erected six billboards this autumn, one directly across the street from the Wilmington Planned Parenthood (in photo above). The billboards give a simple but sobering message to abortion clinic workers: “Don’t let your job put you in prison.” This message is ripe in a state where two former Planned Parenthood employees testified earlier this year about health violations and inappropriate behavior by an abortionist they observed at their clinics. clinic-worker-packThe billboards are part of a larger campaign that includes posters, postcards, a radio ad, the website, and a Facebook page – all the brainchild...
  • Gruesome details emerge in north side home invasion

    11/06/2013 4:32:41 PM PST · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 76 replies
    WISHTV (Indianapolis) ^ | November 6, 2013 | Brooke Martin
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Court documents released Monday outlined a Tuesday home invasion on the north side. It paints a picture of a nightmarish home invasion, repeated rape, gunshots and robbery. It was early morning on Oct. 29 when, according to police, six suspects entered the family's home. Detectives said during the investigation it was discovered there was no forced entry but alluded to unsecured back doors that had structural issues. The suspects started in the parent's bedroom, yelling to give them money. That woke up the daughter and began a long, gruesome period of crime. Eventually suspects drove the mother to...
  • Jailed illegal immigrants: Santa Clara County sticks with lenient policy

    11/06/2013 4:12:37 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies ^ | 11/05/2013 | Tracey Kaplan
    SAN JOSE -- After listening Tuesday to more than 60 impassioned activists, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to stick to the status quo on immigration, rejecting a proposal to turn over jailed illegal immigrants with a history of serious or violent crime to federal agents for possible deportation. The proposal by Supervisor Joe Simitian to change the current policy and hold "the worst of the worst" inmates for 24 hours past their release date failed on a 3-2 vote. Only Supervisor Mike Wasserman, who opposed the no-holds policy two years ago on the grounds that public safety...
  • 2 Fla. murder convicts mistakenly released from prison after forged documents filed with court

    10/17/2013 5:33:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Authorities say two men convicted on murder charges were mistakenly released from a Florida prison with forged documents. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker were released separately from a prison in the Florida Panhandle in late September and early October. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement learned about the mistake Tuesday. Walker was serving a life sentence on a second-degree murder conviction. Jenkins was serving a prison sentence for a 1998 first-degree murder conviction. According to the sheriff’s office, both convictions stemmed from crimes committed in Orange County.
  • Certain Prisoners to Get Health Coverage Under ObamaCare

    10/16/2013 6:49:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 08, 2013 | William La Jeunesse
    Certain prisoners to get health coverage under ObamaCare Prisons could relocate medical costs to the federal government LOS ANGELES — Soon certain prisoners who need medical treatment could get it through Obamacare. Watch the video (go to link) for more information.
  • Miami Beach protesters demand arrest of officer who Tasered teenager

    10/07/2013 9:52:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/6/13 | Zachary Fagenson
    More than 200 people marched through Miami Beach on Sunday, clogging tourist-filled sidewalks to demand the arrest of a policeman who fired a stun gun at a graffiti artist who died in police custody. The protesters alleged that Officer Jorge Mercado used excessive force when he used a Taser on Israel Hernandez-Llach, 18, during an arrest attempt in August.
  • Iowa Rep. Steve King Says Illegal Immigration Kills More Americans Than 9/11 Attacks (Video)

    09/18/2013 1:56:14 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies ^ | September 18, 2013 | Sarah Rae Fruchtnicht
    Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told a rally in Omaha last week that illegal immigration has killed more Americans than the attacks on September 11th. King spoke an event Friday held for victims of crimes committed by people who are in the U.S. illegally. Recalling a conversation he had with a former INS agent, Mike Cutler, during a congressional hearing, King said he asked Cutler, “How many Americans have died at the hands of [illegal immigrants] who did make it into America? What’s the price Americans are paying for an open door policy?” King claims that Cutler responded, “‘I don’t know...
  • Media Ignore Americans Killed by Illegal Alien 'DREAMers'

    08/26/2013 11:57:33 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies ^ | 26 Aug 2013 | Tony Lee
    An illegal alien brutally murdered Laura Wilkerson's 18-year-old son in Texas, tied his body up, and then doused him with gasoline before burning him. Wilkerson recalled the harrowing details on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, yet her story has gone unheard in the broader press. Maria Espinoza, the director of the Remembrance project that memorializes Americans who were killed by illegal immigrants, told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that such crimes "happen every day" in America, even in states far from the border. But the mainstream media, Espinoza said, often do not...
  • Obama Presidency A Lengthening Legacy Of Lawlessness

    08/16/2013 4:17:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies ^ | August 16, 2013 | Editorial
    Leadership: President Obama's approval numbers are now hitting record lows, yet his critics are often written off as simple-minded "Obama haters." It doesn't wash. The problem is a pattern of presidential lawlessness. Last time we checked, the Constitution requires the president to "faithfully execute the law." That's no editorial opinion, but Article 2, Section 3, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution, which states that "(The President) shall take care that the Laws be faithfully executed." Our founders conceived and established in that document three co-equal branches of government to preserve our individual liberty and restrain the unlimited power of government....
  • Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison (As Reported by Afro)

    08/15/2013 4:15:05 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 13 replies
    Afro ^ | 8/14/13 | Frederic J. Frommer and Jessica Gresko
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to scheming to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on TV's, restaurant dinners, an expensive watch and other costly personal items. His wife received a sentence of one year.</p>
  • Protesters ask for better access to kidney, liver transplants

    08/06/2013 4:11:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 05, 2013 | Ellen Jean Hirst
    Fourteen people in need of kidney and liver transplants, along with family and friends, have been on a weeklong hunger strike, demanding a spot on a transplant waiting list, which they say they've been denied. The men and women protested Monday outside Northwestern Memorial Hospital, some taking long breaks for dialysis. They said they've been denied a spot on the list because of their illegal residency in the country.
  • Supreme Court orders California to free thousands from crowded prisons

    08/02/2013 3:28:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    nbc news ^ | 8-2-13 | M. Alex Johnson
    The U.S. Supreme Court refused Friday to let California delay the release of thousands of inmates from state prisons to relieve crowding. In June, a lower court ordered California to release about 10,000 inmates — nearly 8 percent of all state prisoners — by the end of the year to improve to improve medical and mental health treatment. Gov. Jerry Brown last month asked the Supreme Court to delay the order, arguing that it would jeopardize public safety. Justice Antonin Scalia, joined by Justice Samuel Alito, strongly dissented with the high court's 6-3 one-sentence order Friday, predicting a wave of...
  • Celebrities join prison hunger strikers in protesting isolation

    07/29/2013 11:15:39 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 27 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2013 | Paige St. John
    Gloria Steinem, Jesse Jackson, Bonnie Raitt and Jay Leno have joined prison hunger strikers in calling for an end to California's use of solitary confinement to control prison gang violence. The civil rights crusaders, singer and late-night comedian are among those who signed a letter sent Monday to Gov. Jerry Brown. The letter calls isolation units "extensions of the same inhumanity practiced at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay." The letter to Brown, to be followed by a demonstration Tuesday at the Capitol, was arranged by the National Religion Campaign Against Torture and local supporters of the prison protesters. The organization,...
  • U.S. Border Patrol Deporting Illegal Alien with 37 Criminal Convictions in USA

    07/25/2013 9:04:14 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/24/13 | Susan Jones
    Patrol agents say they have detained an illegal alien who's racked up 37 criminal convictions in the United States. - See more at:
  • Chicago's new war on guns: Letters

    07/20/2013 1:53:18 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/19/13 | Tal Kopan
    Chicago police are going to hand deliver letters to people suspected of committing or being victims of gun crimes in an effort to stem violence in the city, according to a new report. Starting Friday, a district commander will be delivering letters warning certain targets in that district not to commit violent crimes, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The pilot program is targeting individuals off a “heat list” developed by a Yale professor, who studied murders on Chicago’s West Side between 2005 and 2010 and found a small network of people was responsible for more than 70 percent of the killings,...
  • Martin Family Thugs Accost White Reporter at Miami Rally, Confiscate Notebook

    07/20/2013 11:04:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 71 replies
    Saturdfay, July 20, 2013 | Kristinn
    Men acting as security for the Trayvon Martin rally in Miami, Florida today accosted Miami Herald reporter David Smiley and confiscated his notebook.The incident took place as Martin's father Tracy was leaving the rally and entered a vehicle. The security accused the reporter of writing down the license plate of the vehicle.Smiley reported the incident on Twitter along with photographs:Tracy Martin gets into black aescalare as Wilson speaks, surrounded by bodyguards. Crowd chants "Stay Strong."'s people, after snatching my notes and accusing me of writing down Martin's tag # ... Stay classy Herald report Marc Caputo described the...
  • ‘Bash Mob’ Warning in Long Beach, CA

    07/19/2013 3:20:05 PM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 49 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 7/19/2013 | Zachary Stieber
    Officials in Long Beach, California are warning residents about a potential “bash mob” possibly planned for Friday afternoon. Bash mobs are unruly crowds that group together to race through streets committing petty crimes such as assault and property damage, reports CBS LA. One of these mobs happened in downtown Long Beach on July 9, and investigators discovered another one planned for 2 p.m. today, July 19. “The Long Beach Police Department takes this issue very seriously and will be prepared to arrest anyone whose intent is to commit criminal acts,” Long Beach Police Sgt. Aaron Eaton said. “We will continue...
  • Chris Cane - ICE Buster

    07/19/2013 4:51:21 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 2 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 07/19/13 | LD Jackson
    It seems we are destined to have immigration reform at the forefront of the political discussion in America. What we should be doing is enforcing our current immigration laws, but that doesn't seem to be in the works. Many of our politicians believe we need a massive piece of legislation to overhaul the entire system. President Obama believes he can use executive orders to rewrite the way the system works. Consequently, he has already ordered DREAMER status to be given to any illegal immigrant claiming to be brought to America when they were a child. According to Chris Cane, President...
  • In Va., bid to restore rights to nonviolent felons

    07/15/2013 5:35:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 15, 2013 6:00 PM EDT | Steve Szkotak
    The door opened Monday for tens of thousands of nonviolent felons in Virginia to regain the right to vote, with state officials outlining steps each will have to take to recapture their basic civil rights. Gov. Bob McDonnell has said up to 100,000 disenfranchised felons ultimately could be added to the voter rolls, serve on a jury or hold political office.“For past offenders, our goal is to grant civil rights back to as many as possible,” McDonnell said in a statement. “This is the right thing to do for all Virginians to help make the commonwealth a safer and better...
  • Dallas School District Opts Out of Deputized Marshal Program

    07/14/2013 10:02:11 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 July 2013 | John Semmens
    Dallas Independent School District Police Chief Craig Miller announced that his district will not be participating in a new program permitting school employees to be deputized and trained to assist in providing security. “If schools are concerned about deterring armed assailants they should be hiring more police, not arming the teachers,” Miller asserted. “The notion that part-time amateurs could substitute for full-time professionals disrespects our profession. The use of deadly force ought to be restricted to fully qualified police officers.” The new law is predicated on the belief that attackers would be dissuaded by the fear that a widespread possession...
  • Transparency Troubles: Secrecy concerns mount for Obama in 2nd term

    07/13/2013 11:55:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2013
    Secret courts. Secret emails. Phone surveillance. Drones. The list of cloak-and-dagger tactics employed by the Obama administration -- and those that preceded it -- keeps growing, as NSA leaker Ed Snowden feeds classified materials to the media and other reports show the extent of the U.S. government's more opaque dealings. The latest was a report by The Associated Press that said the administration had military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Usama bin Laden’s hideout transferred to the CIA, where they would be harder to uncover by the press and public. If this were any other administration, perhaps the...
  • GOP Rep. Intends to ‘Investigate, Identify and Prosecute People Within the Administration

    07/12/2013 10:16:09 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-12-2013 | Jason Howerton
    Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) in a Thursday radio interview revealed he is exploring the potential options that would allow Congress to file civil or criminal charges against members of the Obama administration and even President Barack Obama himself. Citing the Obama administration’s delay in the implementation of the employer mandate found in “Obamacare,” Marino told radio host David Madeira that the president continues to show a disregard for the law. He also argued Attorney General Eric Holder is never going to hold the Obama administration accountable. “If the chief law enforcer of the country [Holder] will not enforce the law,”...
  • DNI Clapper Won’t Resign Over Misleading Congress on NSA Surveillance

    07/09/2013 8:18:21 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 9, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has no plans to resign following disclosures to the Senate Intelligence Committee that he misled Congress on widespread National Security Agency electronic surveillance of Americans. “DNI Clapper explained his response in the letter to Chairman [Dianne] Feinstein [(D., Calif.)] and apologized for the misunderstanding,” said Michael Birmingham, spokesperson for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Clapper “values the decades-long stellar relationship he has with Congress and remains focused on leading the intelligence community,” Birmingham told the Free Beacon in a statement Monday.
  • Stupidity: America's greatest health hazard

    06/27/2013 10:03:57 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | June 26, 2013 | Ted Nugent
    Exclusive: Ted Nugent blasts 'Fedzilla' for enabling populace to remain 'lazy and dumb' Now that the American Medical Association (AMA) has wrongfully labeled obesity as a disease, the AMA may as well categorize as such our most troubling, chronic, widespread and debilitating self-inflicted ailment of choice: stupidity. What once was one of America’s most respected medical institutions, the AMA has been afflicted with the stupid disease and has torpedoed its reputation with a single decision. Don’t be surprised if next week the AMA recommends we drink eight ounces of warm hotdog water each day to improve our health. Smart Americans...
  • No Time for Background Checks, Napolitano Says

    06/22/2013 1:13:20 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 June 2013 | John Semmens
    While it took a “Freedom of Information Act” filing to learn that the Department of Homeland Security has ceased doing background checks on illegal aliens applying for “special status” under President Obama's “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” Executive Order, Secretary Janet Napolitano says “it's no big deal.” “Truthfully speaking, there just isn't enough time for us to check the thousands of applications we have received,” Napolitano admitted. “With all the other stuff on our plate we had to figure out what to let slip through the cracks. It was our assessment that screening immigrants for criminal records was something we...
  • Perform Criminal Background Checks at Your Peril

    02/16/2013 3:38:58 PM PST · by a5478 · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 14, 2013 | James Bovard
    The EEOC ignored that judicial thrashing and pressed on. Last April, the agency unveiled its "Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions," declaring that "criminal record exclusions have a disparate impact based on race and national origin."
  • Companies Sued For Trying To Avoid Hiring Convicts

    06/12/2013 5:28:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies ^ | June 12, 2013 | Editorial
    In 1963, the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King said it was his hope that black Americans would no longer be judged on their color of their skin, but on the content of their character. Fifty years later, the Obama administration's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says King got it wrong. The EEOC launched two lawsuits against private companies this week over their use of criminal background checks, claiming that in rejecting applicants with proven criminal records, they somehow discriminated against minorities under a disparate impact clause in their guidelines. Aside from the inherent and insulting racism in that presumption...
  • IRS scandals threaten funding for health care law

    06/15/2013 12:22:43 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    AP(Adminstration Propaganda) ^ | 6-15-13 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON—Mounting scandals at the Internal Revenue Service are jeopardizing critical funding for the agency as it gears up to play a big role in President Barack Obama's health care law. Obama sought a significant budget increase for the IRS for next year, when the agency will start doling out subsidies to help people buy health insurance on state-based exchanges. Congressional Republicans, however, see management problems at the IRS as an opportunity to limit the agency's funding just as it is trying to put in place the massive new law. Republicans have been fighting the health care law ever since Democrats...
  • Would Someone Please Fill Me in on the Bombshell Glenn Beck Promised?

    06/15/2013 9:42:51 AM PDT · by man_in_tx · 51 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 6/12/2013 | Michael Allen
    During his radio broadcast today on The Blaze network, conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck promised some big news would rock this "country in the next 24 hours" and "take down pretty much the whole power structure" (video below). .... Excerpt only.
  • How About More Scandal, Incompetence, Venality, Hubris, Vanity and Error to Start

    06/08/2013 4:57:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | June 8, 2013 | John Ransom
    Lost amidst the White House he-said-she-said of finger pointing, scandal, incompetence, venality, hubris, vanity, error, greed, gluttony, embarrassment, cover up, stupidity,  amateur bungling, brownnosing, grandstanding, photo-opting and hearings as the result of a few minor mistakes made by the Obama administration- an administration which rode roughshod over a several outdated laws, certain small parts of the Bill of Rights written by irrelevant white dudes; an administration that got people killed, violated civil rights, harassed government employees, ignored it’s basic responsibilities and common sense- are these small, little, niggling details: The folks in charge are freaking hypocrites; and because the are...
  • When You Have to Shoot, Shoot; Don't Talk.

    05/31/2013 8:10:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/31/2013 | William A. Levinson
    New York State has made it clear that it believes that only police officers can be trusted with magazines that hold more than seven rounds. A Nassau County police officer recently fired eight rounds at an armed individual who was menacing him and a hostage, with the result that the hostage died.
  • Florida billboard attacks 'Rubio-Obama Amnesty'

    05/31/2013 4:45:18 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 38 replies
    Tampa Bay News ^ | May 30, 2013 | Alex Leary
    (A billboard on I-75 in Ocala) An anti-immigration reform group has put up a billboard on I-75 in Ocala attacking Sen. Marco Rubio for promoting "amnesty." "When 20 million American citizens and legal workers are unemployed or desperately trying to find full time jobs it is both callous and irresponsible for Florida Senator Marco to sponsor an immigration bill that will flood the labor market with 33 million foreign workers over the next ten years," said Jack Oliver of Floridians for Immigration Enforcement. Oliver is citing a study prepared for Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who has been the leading...
  • IRS sent confidential info on conservatives to liberal nonprofit ProPublica

    05/14/2013 11:02:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/14/2013 | Patrick Howley
    The division of the Internal Revenue Service that improperly scrutinized the tax-exempt status of conservative groups sent confidential information on 31 conservative groups to the well-funded liberal nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica, according to a revelation made by ProPublica Monday. “The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year,” according to the ProPublica report. “In response to a request for the applications for 67 different nonprofits last November, the Cincinnati office of the IRS sent ProPublica applications...