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  • Folsom Street Fair: Tips for weathering the fetish festival

    09/19/2014 6:14:56 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2014 | Tony Bravo
    Some things are classically San Franciscan. The Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard's curves and the celebration of alternative sexuality known as the Folsom Street Fair are treats as signature to San Francisco as Rice-A-Roni.
  • The Challenge of Stopping Do-it-Yourself Jihadism

    09/19/2014 6:02:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    On Thursday, Australian authorities claimed they thwarted a plot by supporters of the Islamic State to grab random people off the street and then behead the captured citizens on videotape. Australia's attorney general said that the massive raid, the largest counterterrorism operation in the nation's history, involving more than 800 police officers and raids of at least 12 properties, was necessary because, "If the ... police had not acted today, there is a likelihood that this would have happened." Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed that the raids were prompted by intercepted phone calls, from an Australian of Afghan descent...
  • (Israeli)Rabbinical court prevents (American-Israeli)teen girl from leaving Israel

    09/19/2014 5:41:14 AM PDT · by patlin · 17 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Sept 11, 2014 | Melanie Lidman
    An American-Israeli woman is fighting for her daughter’s right to leave Israel after her ex-husband filed a case in the Rabbinical Court on September 4 demanding visitation rights. The child in question, a 13-year-old named Inbar, or Amber Hope Layman, cannot leave Israel during the legal proceedings, and her mother promises to “raise hell” in order to bring her home. The mother, Danielle Layman, currently lives in Kansas and is married to an American, Jeremy Layman. She left Shahar Abecassis, Inbar’s father, in 2003. Danielle Layman said Shahar was abusive and made threats on Inbar’s life, and that she had...
  • Cher Sued For Alleged Racism Against Black Dancers

    09/19/2014 5:40:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    vibe.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Adelle Platon
    Cher might be wishing she could turn back time after a new lawsuit claims she was being racist. According to TMZ, the veteran diva was auditioning dancers for her 2014 Dressed To Kill tour when choreographer Kevin Wilson had a particular liking for a "minority female dancer." Cher allegedly told Wilson to seek out a white, blonde dancer, saying, "We have too much color onstage." He claims in the suit that she also requested not to cast "anymore dark skinned black dancers on the tour."
  • Feminists Demand TV Agitprop

    09/19/2014 5:25:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Indian-American actress Mindy Kaling not only stars in her own sitcom on Fox called "The Mindy Project," she's in charge of it. You might think that feminists would celebrate that achievement, but that would show that you don't know about feminists. Apparently, nothing satisfies them. Instead, they are demanding she use her program to sell feminism, and its crowning joy, abortion. Kaling committed a gaffe among the Hollywood left by telling a Flare magazine interviewer she had no plans to address what the magazine called "the American right's current war on abortion." Kaling said "It would be demeaning to the...
  • Self-styled jihadist admits to killing 4 people, calls it ‘vengeance’ for U.S. actions in Mideast

    09/19/2014 5:09:08 AM PDT · by BCW · 25 replies
    Q13 FOX NEWS ^ | 20 AUG 2013 | Q13 FOX NEWS STAFF
    SEATTLE — A man accused of shooting to death two men in Seattle on June 1 and a man in New Jersey later that month was charged Wednesday with gunning down a 30-year-old in the Skyway area in April — all, he allegedly told police, as “vengeance” for U.S. actions in the Mideast. Ali Muhammad Brown, 40, is quoted in charging documents as saying that he they were “just kills” and that he was “just doing my small part” as a self-styled jihadist. He was charged Wednesday with aggravated first-degree murder by the King County Prosecutor’s Office for the slaying...
  • OMG: Limbaugh's 'Jesus' banished from NYT best seller list

    09/19/2014 4:47:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9-18-14 | Paul Bedard
    There they go again. The New York Times Book Review, which has a history of belatedly recognizing conservative bestsellers, has banished conservative legal author David Limbaugh’s latest, Jesus on Trial, from its upcoming best seller list despite having sales better than 17 other books on the list. According to publishing sources, Limbaugh’s probe into the accuracy of the Bible sold 9,660 in its first week out, according to Nielsen BookScan. That should have made it No. 4 on the NYT print hardcover sales list. Instead, Henry Kissinger’s World Order, praised by Hillary Clinton in the Washington Post, is No. 4...
  • Anti-gay billboard stirs debate in Sumner County Tenn.

    09/19/2014 4:47:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville. The Tennessean reports that the message reads: "You shall not lie with a man as with a woman. It is an abomination. — God." The sign says it was "paid for by concerned Christians." Portland resident Ronny Monday, who helped initiate the placement of the $500-per-month billboard, said the Old Testament message was needed to balance against the message from celebrities and President Barack Obama supporting gay marriage. "People have sat down long enough, and this country is going...
  • Panic over student’s ‘military-type jacket’ sends school into lockdown

    09/19/2014 4:10:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies
    EAG News ^ | 9/18/2014 | Victor Skinner
    A “suspicious” looking middle school student with a “green military-type jacket” sent a Connecticut school into lockdown for two hours Tuesday. A school staff member alerted school authorities to a suspicious man roaming the school hallway, describing the person as roughly 5 feet 7 inches and wearing a green military-type jacket. School officials relayed the possible threat to police, who issued a lockdown around 11 a.m., NBC reports.“Officers searched the John F. Kennedy Middle School and its surrounding grounds, but police said the initial search ‘revealed nothing of a suspicious nature,’” WFSB.com reports.The school district alerted parents of the lockdown,...
  • The Power of Changed Minds

    09/19/2014 4:01:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September19, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Should any Republican step to any microphone and announce he has changed his mind on global warming, the press will hail him as a hero. He has taken new evidence, processed it, and changed his mind. Should any Republican do the same on gay marriage, tax increases or a host of other matters, the same will happen. The media heralds changed minds, particularly when the mind changed is to the right of center and the change moves the person to the left of center. The ability to process new data, reinterpret existing data and reach different conclusions has value to...
  • Mary Burke accused of copying portions of jobs plan from other Democrats

    09/19/2014 3:56:25 AM PDT · by lionstar · 12 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Sept. 19, 2014 | Daniel Bice
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke is being accused of swiping significant sections of her jobs plan from earlier propsals published by three Democratic candidates who ran for governor elsewhere. BuzzFeed reported late Thursday that Burke's plan, called "Invest for Success," includes nearly verbatim passages from the economic development plans put forward by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell in 2008, Ward Cammack of Tennessee in 2009 and John Gregg of Indiana in 2012. Cammack withdrew from his race, and Gregg was defeated. The Burke campaign blamed the plagiarized passages on a consultant, Eric Schnurer, who worked on the jobs plans for the...
  • The Other Scottish Decision

    09/19/2014 3:55:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September19, 2014 | Mark Davis
    While Scotland’s voters weighed whether to separate from the United Kingdom Thursday, another decision involved its most famous institution separating from 260 years of tradition. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews voted overwhelmingly to admit women, echoing a similar decision at the far younger Augusta National Golf Club in 2012. In both cases, a private organization made a decision it was entitled to make. But the environment surrounding both decisions, and the reactions thereafter, paint a disturbing portrait of a thickening cultural fog. Let us begin with a premise that will drop jaws on both sides of...
  • [Iranian] Blogger sentenced to death for insulting Prophet Mohamed on Facebook

    09/19/2014 3:50:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Times of India ^ | 9/19/2014
    A blogger in 'poor psychological condition' has been sentenced to death after being found guilty of insulting the Prophet Mohammad on Facebook. According to an 'informed source', speaking to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Soheil Arabi, 30, had kept eight Facebook pages under different names and admitted to posting material insulting to the Prophet on these pages. Arabi, who was arrested along with his wife in November last year by agents from the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), is said to have written the "material without thinking and in poor psychological condition". Branch 75 of Tehran's Criminal Court,...
  • Saudi human rights activist fined for driving herself to the hospital

    09/19/2014 3:47:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Arabian Business ^ | 9/17/2014 | Courtney Trenwith
    A female member of Saudi Arabia’s National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has reportedly been fined for driving herself to the hospital.When police pulled her over, Aliyah Al Farid said she had a medical emergency and there was no one available to drive her to the hospital so she took her husband’s car.The officers reportedly allowed her to continue driving. They followed her to the hospital and waited while she saw a doctor, before taking her to the traffic department where she was fined for driving without a licence.Women are unable to get a driver’s licence in Saudi Arabia, despite...
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz On Obamacare: ‘Come 2017, A Republican President’ Will Repeal ‘Every Word’

    09/19/2014 2:11:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KYW-TV ^ | September 18, 2014 | Chris Stigall
    Chris Stigall hosted Texas Senator Ted Cruz at the National Constitution Center to discuss the upcoming elections and President Obama’s plan to combat ISIL in Iraq and Syria.(AUDIO-AT-LINK)Cruz said the government shutdown that Republicans forced last fall has led to the American public’s collective rejection of the Affordable Care Act. “As a result of that fight, we elevated the national debate and millions of Americans across this country focused on all the incredible harms, the disaster that is Obamacare, and as a direct consequence of that fight, today President Obama’s approval ratings are at the lowest they’ve ever been…We have...
  • Poll: What do you think of an Oceanside gun shop owner naming a gun part "Obama's Blaster?"

    09/18/2014 10:41:44 PM PDT · by South40 · 18 replies
    What do you think of an Oceanside gun shop owner naming a gun part "Obama's Blaster?" POLL HERE Current results:
  • Canadians in Cabo San Lucas begin returning home, share images of destruction

    09/18/2014 8:59:01 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 12 replies
    Global News ^ | September 18, 2014 | Justin McElroy
    There were hugs and tears in Vancouver International Airport on Wednesday evening. “My baby’s safe, she’s home. I didn’t know if she was on a plane or not. Last I heard she was stranded on a roof somewhere,” said Debbie Reid, minutes after she was reunited with her daughter Jessica. “It’s heart wrenching, not knowing where your baby is or your family member is. We didn’t even know if she was on the plane, and her phone was dead. “But she’s safe now.” Canadians that have been stranded in Cabo San Lucas since Hurricane Odile have begun to return home....
  • Read 8 damning emails from behind the scenes of the Healthcare.gov meltdown

    09/18/2014 8:53:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    We all now know what happened with the federal healthcare marketplace, Healthcare.gov. The three-year development was complicated by changing specifications, and the government's convoluted procurement process meant entrenched companies were getting contracts over and over. But a wave of government accountability reports, concluded after months of investigations, is bringing new attention to the meltdown. The Government Office of Accountability released a report earlier this week detailing the security flaws in the site, but a report from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released yesterday is even more damning.
  • Clinton, Obama, Clooney: Lawyer Who Photoshopped Them Faces Discipline

    09/18/2014 8:45:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    An L.A. lawyer apparently thinks she can attract clients by making it seem like she's a celebrity magnate -- rubbing elbows with the likes of George Clooney, Obama, Clinton, Jamie Foxx, Dr. Phil, and on and on. Problem is ... she photoshopped them all, and now the State Bar is coming down on her like a hammer. Svitlana Sangary plastered a bunch of pics on her website, touting her celeb friends. Gotta say ... she did a great photoshopping job. But clearly it didn't amuse the likes of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields, Ellen, Shaq and others....
  • Where Was Justin? #WhereWasJustin

    09/18/2014 7:02:42 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 6 replies
    wherewasjustin.com ^ | September 18, 2014
    Justin Trudeau called an emergency debate to determine Canada's response to the threats and terrorism by the Islamic State in Iraq. Then, he skipped his own emergency debate. What could possibly have been more important? Was Justin kissing someone else's bride? Was Justin taking selfies at a funeral? Was Justin babysitting? Was Justin doing yoga on Parliament Hill? Where do you think Justin was? Send us your answer by uploading a YouTube video clip, meme, or tweeting using the hashtag #WhereWasJustin. We'll show the top submissions on The Source and whoever submits the best entry will receive a Sun News...
  • Pro-Life Leaders Furious over Obamacare Abortion Funds

    09/18/2014 6:46:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies
    cbn news ^ | September 18, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- Outraged lawmakers and pro-life leaders gathered outside the U.S. Capitol building Thursday to demand Congress put an end to Obamacare's massive funding of health care plans that pay for abortions They pointed out past laws specifically forbid this, but Obamacare is ignoring that legislation and the president's own promises that no taxpayer dollars would subsidize abortion. The speakers at the Capitol Hill news conference were reacting to a new Government Accountability Office report showing massive federal funding of abortion is allowed for under the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare. "One thousand-thirty six plans cover elective abortions and...
  • Weather Trends Make Mockery of Climate Alarmists

    09/18/2014 6:44:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies
    cbn news ^ | September 17, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    It's still summer, yet it has already snowed in the western United States and one of America's premier weather forecasters, Joe Bastardi at Weatherbell Analytics, is warning that for parts of the country, another bad winter is on the way. "It's going to be a major winter for much of the eastern and southern United States," he said. "We think a formidable winter, but the core of the worst cold, relative to averages, instead of being in the northern Plains and Midwest, will be further south and east." Last winter was bad, too -- historically bad. The Great Lakes weren't...
  • Venezuela's Maduro Deems Outbreak of Deadly Disease 'Terrorism'

    09/18/2014 6:42:07 PM PDT · by bd476 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 18, 2014 9:09 p.m. ET | By JUAN FORERO
    CARACAS, Venezuela—President Nicolás Maduro said he ordered the prosecution of doctors who had alerted the public to the recent deaths of nine people in a public hospital from an unidentified but possibly infectious disease. "They wanted to impose a scheme of alarm, of psychological terrorism," Mr. Maduro said Wednesday in a speech broadcast on TV. "There is no other name for this, it's terrorism." He said he had spoken with Attorney General Luisa Ortega "so that our organs of justice work with severity, with all the firmness and severity that the law permits. You have to punish these people." Mr....
  • UC regents award 20 percent pay raises to fix executive 'injustices'

    09/18/2014 6:41:49 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2014 | Nanette Asimov
    Heralding what the University of California regents promise will be a new era of pay increases at the public university, the governing board gave 20 percent raises Thursday to their three lowest-paid chancellors - with some regents expressing regret that they could give so little.
  • Scottish independence: First referendum results declared

    09/18/2014 6:04:31 PM PDT · by blueyon · 235 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 9/18/14 | ?
    The first results are coming in for the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country.
  • Favorite Songs about Listening-Hearing-ETC.Tell us your Favorite.Freeper Canteen 9~19~14

    09/18/2014 5:58:32 PM PDT · by fatima · 200 replies
    ~Favorite Listen-Hear Song's~ http://www.rhythmoftherain.com/images/cascades1.jpg *Video* Mike & The Mechanics - Silent running *Video*
  • Gatorade Made in New York ft. Derek Jeter

    09/18/2014 5:57:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/18/14
    Ahead of his final playing days, Derek Jeter soaks in the atmosphere on a walk in the Bronx.
  • Spanking Is Great for Sex (Which is why it’s grotesque for parenting.)

    09/18/2014 5:36:31 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | 9/18/14 | Jillian Keenan
    "Spanking Is Great for Sex" Once again, I’ve been accused of pedophilia. Well, to be technical, my sexual identity was called “somewhat pedophilic.” But we’re talking about one of the most loathsome things a person can be accused of, so why split hairs? I’m also regularly told that my sexuality is “repulsive,” “damaged,” and “abusive.” But all of those feel like Valentines compared with “pedophilic.” People say this to me so often because I’m kinky, and I’ve written about it. I have a spanking fetish...I’ve had submissive fantasies for as long as I can remember, and it’s part of my...
  • Nixon creates 'Office of Community Engagement' in wake of Ferguson

    09/18/2014 5:49:49 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 16 replies
    Gov. Jay Nixon today announced the creation of a state "Office of Community Engagement," which will focus on issues in minority and low-income communities in the wake of the Ferguson riots. Nixon appointed former Missouri state Sen. Maida Coleman as director of the new office. Former St. Louis City Municipal Judge Marvin Teer was appointed deputy director and general counsel. Coleman will be paid $120,000 annually and Teer will be paid $110,000 annually. “Across our state, Missouri communities are facing serious issues involving race, educational and economic opportunities, and poverty,” Nixon said in a written statement. The new office, he...
  • Only 33% of Americans Can Find Scotland On a Map?

    09/18/2014 4:22:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 116 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 18, 2014
    While Great Britain is holding its breath today to see if the Scots vote for independence, most Americans (51%) have no opinion about the referendum and only 33% think most of their fellow countrymen can even locate Scotland on a map. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 30% of American Adults favor Scotland becoming an independent nation rather than remaining part of Great Britain. Nineteen percent (19%) oppose them gaining independence, but half of Americans (51%) are undecided.
  • Rupert Murdoch: Scottish Vote Is Just a Symptom of Global ‘Anti-establishment Groundswell’

    09/18/2014 4:17:16 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 18 Sep 14 | Brendan Bordelon
    On the eve of the vote for Scottish independence, Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch explained that the election is merely a symptom of an ”anti-establishment groundswell” sweeping through the Western world. On Friday Murdoch spoke about the impending vote with Fox News’s Neil Cavuto. “I think there’s meaning in this, and I think it goes beyond Scotland,” he said via phone. “There’s a great anti-establishment groundswell which is seen in this vote in Scotland. You’re seeing it here in Britain in the anti-European party, whose one single issue is to get out of Europe. And I think you’re seeing it...
  • The Challenge: What "Runs in the Family"

    09/18/2014 4:11:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: this piece was coauthored by Hagelin's daughter, Kristin Carey. If you could take any aspect from the family you grew up in and bring it into the family you have created, what would it be? A certain holiday tradition? The way your home was always filled with visitors? The friendship and affection your parents had for each other? Or maybe even the tough, but refining love they showed you?What would you obliterate, if you could? The alcoholism? The sting of abandonment? Strict rules and unfair punishment? Short tempers?Your answers to these questions may reveal more than you think. Even...
  • Major ISIS Leader Recruits Eleven Muslim Men, And Sodomizes [...] Them In Homosexual Islamic Ritual

    09/18/2014 3:43:55 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 60 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Walid Shoebat and Theodore Shoebat
    In one interrogation by Iraqi officials of an ISIS terrorist who carried out seven beheadings. The terrorist not only confesses the gruesome beheadings he carried out, but also confesses the dark side which is virtually unknown regarding sadistic homosexual group marriages and rituals. In this incredible story, Shoebat.com translates the short testimony of one of eleven recruits who were sodomized by the ISIS “prince” Abu Ala’. Here is the video: ISIS Leader Recruits 11 Muslim Men And Sodomizes All Of Them Abu Ala’ made a fatwa permitting himself to marry and sodomize his recruits, with the exception that no man...
  • Get College Credit For Going Socialist ... And Recruiting Others

    09/18/2014 2:46:41 PM PDT · by absentee · 6 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/18/14 | Caleb Howe
    It is a long-standing and often repeated lament on the right that academia and college campuses are self-declared enemies of conservative thinking broadly, and the Republican party specifically, and in a treacherous but overt and unrepentant manner. So it comes as no surprise to website The College Fix that some colleges are offering course credit for promoting socialist causes and participating in socialist recruitment on campus. Not a surprise, but still an outrage. Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) are coordinating with administrators to help YDS Leader program participants get college credit for their activities. According to The Fix, activities which...
  • Ten Evidences for Creation

    09/18/2014 2:22:43 PM PDT · by fishtank · 59 replies
    Ten Evidences for Creation For more information on blue stars: Blue Stars Confirm Recent Creation
  • Australian terror raids: Parliament House attack plans intercepted

    09/18/2014 2:12:17 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 20 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 19th September 2014
    SECURITY is being ramped up at Parliament House, homes will be searched closely and ASIO has seized passports of Melbourne men, amid Australia’s largest counterterrorism raids in history. This morning the The Daily Telegraph revealed Australian Federal Police (AFP) will ramp up security at Parliament House after intelligence agencies picked up “chatter” about a potential random attack on Canberra. There are fears among national security and intelligence agencies the Prime Minister and other senior government officials are prime targets. Senior intelligence sources confirmed the building had been “scoped out” for a “Mumbai” style attack involving automatic weapons. It’s also believed...
  • Valerie Plame looks at a fragile, scary world

    09/18/2014 1:17:19 PM PDT · by woofie · 29 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 9/18/14 | Winthrop Quigley
    I called former covert CIA operations officer Valerie Plame in Santa Fe last week to ask if I had reason to be anxious about the way something that in the context of history is so minor – an assassination in Serbia, a small civil war in Ukraine – can spin so out of control. “Other than the annihilation of the human race through miscalculation or mistake?” she replied. “Yes, the summer has been full of terrible news. This is an issue that because it is so big and truly existential in nature, we tend not to be able to absorb...
  • Report: Terrorists Captured At Mexico Border… But Homeland Security Denies Any “Credible Threats”

    09/18/2014 12:55:52 PM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies
    Shtfplan.com ^ | 09/18/2014 | Mac Slavo
    But less than 48 hours later the Gateway Pundit reports that the U.S. government did, in fact, apprehend four suspected terrorists with ties to the IS organization on the border. Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this shocking news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 – the day before the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Chaffetz questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists.” Johnson dodged the question. Tonight, Rep. Chaffetz told Megyn Kelly there were four terrorists arrested crossing...
  • Your 'To Do' List to Save America

    09/18/2014 12:40:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    The most important words printed in The New York Times since "REAGAN EASILY BEATS CARTER" were from a front-page article last Sunday about how, after six years of Obama, the federal judiciary is now dominated by Democratic appointees. Edward Whelan, head of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, responded to this by saying: "The best way for conservative voters to prevent further damage to the courts is to swing the Senate to Republican control in the elections this November." He's absolutely right. Turn that into a mnemonic, sew it on needlepoint pillows, include it in your wedding vows, right-wingers. For...
  • Ninth Circuit OKs U.S. Flag Shirt Ban so Mexican students aren’t offended

    09/18/2014 12:29:16 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/18/2014 | Eric Owens
    It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts. The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing...
  • Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama

    09/18/2014 11:34:58 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Sept. 18, 2014 | John Byrne
    Chicago's newest selective enrollment high school will not be named after President Barack Obama, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel had announced with much fanfare when unveiling the high profile school project.. In a statement this morning, Emanuel said he would look for other possible names.
  • OWS Sues Scam Artist Leader Over Stolen Twitter Account

    09/18/2014 11:05:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It appears that the folks in Occupy Wall Street would have done themselves a favor if they had followed Newsbusters. Why? Because over three years ago your humble correspondent wrote about how Justin Wedes, who was one of the OWS leaders, attempted to cheat taxpayers by forging documents in order to fraudulently obtain a government grant. Now the OWS people have learned the hard way that Wedes can't be trusted. As reported by the New York Times, OWS activists are now suing Wedes for taking over their Twitter account. In addition they are asking for $500,000 in damages. So now...
  • Ashkenazi Jews Descend From 350 People, Scientists Say (That would explain Chomsky and Soros)

    09/18/2014 10:35:58 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 65 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | September 09, 2014 | Ruth Schuster
    There may be no such thing as a Jewish gene, but communities can definitely have defining characteristics, and one such community is Jews with roots in central and eastern Europe. A model based on the genetic sequencing of 128 Ashkenazi Jews concludes that today’s Ashkenazim descend from the fusion of European and Middle-Eastern Jews during the medieval era, between 600 to 800 years ago. The math also indicates that today’s sprawling community of Ashkenazi Jews — there are more than 10 million around the world — derived from just 350 people or so. That previously postulated population bottleneck — a...
  • Hillary Clinton: Congress Out of Touch on Women's Issues

    09/18/2014 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 18, 2014 | by Kasie Hunt
    Congress is living in an "evidence-free zone" as it debates issues of equal pay and family-friendly work policies, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday. "Unfortunately, reality is not always the context in which these decisions are made. The Congress increasingly -- despite the best efforts of my friends and others -- is living in an evidence-free zone," she said during a roundtable discussion at the Center for American Progress focused on women's issues. Clinton made the remarks during a roundtable that also featured Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Patty Murray, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Rep. Rosa...
  • Europeans descended from three ancient tribes

    09/18/2014 10:20:25 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/17/14 | Paul Rincon
    The modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed within the last 7,000 years, Nature journal reports. Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East. But another, mysterious population with Siberian affinities also contributed to the genetic landscape of the continent. The findings are based on analysis of genomes from nine ancient Europeans. Agriculture originated in the Near East - in modern Syria, Iraq and Israel - before expanding into Europe around 7,500 years ago. It really does look like the indigenous West European hunter gatherers...
  • 3-year Study Charges UCLA Department With ‘Antisemitic Activity and Anti-Israel Bias’

    09/18/2014 10:02:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | September 17, 2014 | Dave Bender
    Author: A consortium of American Jewish and civil rights groups are concerned that federal funds are underwriting “one-sided, antisemitic programming that masquerades as scholarship,” at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), according to statements released Wednesday. In a just-released three-year study (2010-2013) covering “Antisemitic Activity and Anti-Israel Bias at the Center for Near East Studies (CNES)” at UCLA, AMCHA Initiative researchers said they have found “CNES events disproportionately focused on Israel and the Israeli-Arab conflict, with 93% of events on Israel being anti-Israel, and 75% displaying antisemitic discourse.” AMCHA investigates, documents and fights antisemitism at universities and other institutions...
  • Poll: Republican Beauprez Boasts 10-Point Lead Over CO Democratic Gov. Hickenlooper

    09/18/2014 9:50:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Republican frontrunner Bob Beauprez is gaining unexpected ground in Colorado’s gubernatorial race, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. The former U.S. Rep. holds a double-digit lead over Democratic incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper. Additionally Beauprez slid into the lead among one key demographic: women. According to Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll: "Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is behind the challenger on the key qualities voters want in a leader: honesty, caring and leadership. "Pundits were predicting that Gov. Hickenlooper faced a close race for reelection. Instead, he's got a mad dash to make up a double-digit deficit. The Democrat...
  • Utah men involved in ATV protest facing federal charges

    09/18/2014 9:38:00 AM PDT · by redreno · 13 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By LINDSAY WHITEHURST
    SALT LAKE CITY — Five Utah men have been slapped with federal charges for taking part in an ATV protest ride in southwestern Utah earlier this year that the group said was to call attention to the federal government’s overreaching control of public lands. Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday they have charged the five southern Utah men with misdemeanor conspiracy and illegal use of all-terrain vehicles Wednesday in connection with a ride organized to show displeasure with the federal government. Prosecutors say the May ride through southwestern Utah’s Recapture Canyon was an illegal protest. “We respect the fact that the citizens...
  • Anti-Gun Nuts Humiliate Themselves At Salon

    09/18/2014 9:12:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Herschel Smith
    Someone named Amanda Gailey drones on and on and on about all sorts of unrelated anti-gun propaganda at Salon (does anyone really still read Salon?), and I became rather bored rather quickly with the profuse gushing. But something wonderful happened in the comments. This is the summary.
  • Why do Americans Hate America?

    09/18/2014 9:09:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is that too many of the defectors have forgotten what it means to be British. As a means of fighting the radicalization of young people, he wants all of Britain’s schools to again teach “British values." It is a diagnosis Americans would do well to consider because an unknown number of Americans (FBI Director James Comey says he doesn't have a precise number because they are "hard to track") have abandoned their country to fight...