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  • Obama Could Be a Highway Star, But Should It Be I-55 or I-294

    02/23/2017 3:22:57 PM PST · by PBRCat · 33 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 23, 2017 | Sam Charles
    Should it be the Barack Obama Expressway or the Barack Obama Tollway? Democratic state legislators seem to agree that the hometown state senator made good should take his place alongside Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and others immortalized in Illinois highways. Two Illinois state representatives have competing plans to rename different Illinois highways after Obama. On Jan. 26, state Rep. Robert Martwick, D-Chicago, submitted House Joint Resolution 0017 that would designate “the entirety of Interstate 294 of the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways as the “‘President Barack Obama Tollway,’” state legislative records show. The move to...
  • Santa Cruz police offer mea culpa for Feb. 13 “gang” raids; really immigration related

    02/23/2017 3:15:16 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | February 23, 2017 | Michael Todd,
    SANTA CRUZ >> Police Chief Kevin Vogel denounced the Department of Homeland Security in a press conference Thursday morning, saying the federal agency had misled Santa Cruz concerning a series of raids Feb. 13.
  • Trump Makes Immelt Attest to His Hole-in-One

    02/23/2017 3:14:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Trump had a meeting this morning at the White House with a slew of manufacturing CEOs. I think it’s still going on. If it’s not, it went on for hours. Trump loves these meetings. He gets a lot done at these meetings, and in the part that was televised… You know who Jeff Immelt is? He’s the CEO of GE who really, really, really, really got close in there and tight with Obama. So at the beginning of the meeting when the cameras are allowed in, Trump made Jeff Immelt describe the time he saw Trump hit a hole-in-one....
  • NY Times: Move Left, Democrats (Rats need to elect Ellison and pander more to minorities alert)

    02/23/2017 3:07:53 PM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 21, 2017 | Steve Phillips
    The Democratic National Committee will choose its next leader on Saturday, and when it does it should choose a leader who will resist the pressure to pursue the wrong white people. ... The way to win [Whites] back is by being more progressive, not less. [Snip] Keith Ellison, a D.N.C. chairman candidate, has a proven record of engaging core Democratic voters rather than chasing the elusive conservative whites, and the party would be in good hands under his stewardship. [Snip] Whoever prevails as chairman must resist the pressure to follow an uninformed and ill-fated quest for winning over conservative white...
  • The Opening Monologue: Poll on the Economy, Boehner, Mnuchin, Trump’s Cabinet — and More

    02/23/2017 2:53:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, this one had to be a tough one for CNN to report. They’ve got some polling data on what people think of the economy out there. Just saw it up there. Sixty-one percent of Americans report feeling very good about the economy. Thirty-seven percent, no. And by the way, I think we’re back. You know, when Obama was president and he was providing stewardship over a flagging economy it was the first time in my life that the state of the economy had no impact on presidential approval numbers. Now, I think it did on the election. The...
  • POTUS Agrees To Meet w/ Jackie Evanchos Transgender Sister, 18 To Discuss Bathroom Protection

    02/23/2017 2:35:20 PM PST · by drewh · 95 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17:13 EST, 23 February 2017 | Chris Spargo
    Jackie Evancho made a public plea to President Trump asking him to rethink his decision to lift bathroom protections for transgender students 'I guess I just want to enlighten him on what my sister, what I’ve seen her go through every single day in school and people just like her,' said Jackie Jackie's sister Juliet, 18, then spoke about what she faces every day at school since she came out as transgender two years ago 'I’ve had things thrown at me. I’ve had people say pretty horrible things and the unsafe environment is just very unhealthy,' said Juliet On Thursday...
  • Trump singer Evancho 'disappointed' by transgender policy

    02/23/2017 2:31:12 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23rd February 2017 | BBC News
    The singer who performed the national anthem at Donald Trump's inauguration has spoken out against him over protections for transgender students. Jackie Evancho, 16, said she wanted to "enlighten" Mr Trump on the issue. On Wednesday, Mr Trump overturned Obama-era guidance allowing transgender students to use school toilets matching their gender identity. Critics of the order said it threatened other students' privacy and safety, and states should decide their own rules. The vocalist said she was "obviously disappointed" about his move, and she wanted to meet the president to tell him what her sister Juliet, who is transgender, endured at...
  • Returning Power to States and School Boards

    02/23/2017 2:16:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | February 23, 2017 | The Editors
    Yesterday the Trump administration preserved federalism, respected the principle of local control over local schools, and corrected one of the Obama administration’s many lawless and radical executive actions. With a simple, two-page letter, the Departments of Education and Justice withdrew and rescinded two Obama-administration letters that purported to unilaterally redefine Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Obama administration had expanded Title IX’s explicit ban on sex discrimination in federally funded educational institutions to encompass “gender identity” discrimination and then imposed intrusive “guidance” on every federally funded school in the nation, on matters ranging from pronoun usage to...
  • Huffington Post Consults Zen Master on 'Coping With Trump'

    02/23/2017 1:53:50 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 23, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Now that it has dawned on most of the leftwing opponents of President Trump that removing him from office via impeachment or the 25th amendment is very unlikely, what is left for them? Well, Jo Confino of the Huffington Post recommends consulting the writings of a Zen master for advice. Unfortunately, the recommendations offer little solace for the exceedingly angry diehard leftists as we shall see:
  • Transgender bathroom battle smolders in Fort Worth federal prison

    02/23/2017 1:44:40 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 20 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 2/22/17 | Bill Hanna
    FORT WORTH — Count federal prisons as the latest battleground for the transgender bathroom debate. Three female inmates at Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth have filed a flurry of complaints, upset over the Bureau of Prisons policy that allows transgender inmates who are still biologically male to be placed in female prisons. The women claim that they are living in a degrading and dangerous environment by being forced to share showers and bathrooms with the transgender inmates, according to complaints and motions filed in the U.S. District Court’s Northern District. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article134353039.html#storylink=cpy
  • Disabled vet beaten by accused animal abusers given car

    02/23/2017 1:10:40 PM PST · by tekrat · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/23/2017
    A disabled Navy veteran has a new ride a week after authorities said he was beaten by three men he confronted as they were torturing a turtle in Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Kia-Mitsubishi gave Garry Blough, 45, keys to a 2012 Kia Forte after the incident was brought to their attention by another veteran, former Marine Paula Mongeon. "I just knew they would help this guy, I just knew it," Mongeon told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/2kPNd6y ).
  • Trump Is Screwing Up the Economy in East L.A.

    02/23/2017 12:48:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 88 replies
    L.A. Weekly ^ | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
    <p>Moises Avila was alone in the office, staring at the screen of his desktop computer. A Spanish-language game show blared from the TV. February usually is a bonanza month for the America Travel Agency, the business Avila runs at the corner of Whittier and LaVerne in East Los Angeles. Holy Week is in April, and most of Avila’s customers have family ties in Mexico, where the seven days between Palm Sunday and Easter are set aside like a spring break — the busiest travel time of the year.</p>
  • Denmark to Hold First Blasphemy Case for Almost 50 Years After Man Burns Quran

    02/23/2017 12:35:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/23/17 | Jack Moore
    A man who set fire to the Quran has become the first Danish national charged with blasphemy in 46 years.The 42-year-old man, who remains unidentified, filming himself burning the Muslim holy book in his garden in north Jutland in December 2015, and then posted the footage on an anti-Islam Facebook group called “Yes to freedom - no to Islam.”He posted the video with the message: “Think of your neighbor: it stinks when it burns,” according to prosecutors, The Copenhagen Post reported.
  • Yes, Build the Wall, But Realize That We'll Still Need Seasonal Agricultural Workers

    02/23/2017 12:27:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/23/2017 | Mark Ellis
    It was 1967. The local music store had an ink-blue Mosrite Ventures solid body electric guitar, and I wanted it badly. Cost: $500. My family was not poor, but neither could they drop five bills on one of four children. My first guitar was a $29.99 Stella acoustic from Sears. There was only one way to get the guitar of my dreams: a summer job. Complication: I had long hair, and even in the psychedelic sixties, few legitimate employers wanted that at their front counters or even their back rooms. All the head shop jobs were taken. We lived in...
  • What’s Up with Rape in Sweden? The truth is more complicated than the narrative.

    02/23/2017 12:11:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/23/2017 | Mona Charen
    President Donald Trump was more right than wrong about Sweden. Fox News was slightly misleading. As you’ve heard, Trump referred to “[what happened] last night in Sweden.” On Twitter, smug critics circulated lists of anodyne events like concerts and road accidents and accused the president of inventing a terror attack. He didn’t cite a terror attack, though his words were characteristically imprecise. Two days later, as if to underscore that Trump had a point, riots erupted in a suburb of Stockholm. As Andrew Brown of the Guardian put it, Sweden looms large in the “fantasies of the outside world.” It...
  • Everyone Has It Wrong on Transgenders in Bathrooms: It's neither a threat nor a right

    02/23/2017 12:05:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/23/2017 | Walter Hudson
    "I pee with LGBT."That's the slogan adopted by a campaign against Texas Senate Bill 6, a relatively simple piece of legislation which would accomplish three straightforward objectives: Mandate that public schools and charters designate multi-occupancy bathrooms or changing facilities for members of each biological gender, Prohibit political subdivisions, such as cities and counties, from passing ordinances dictating the designation of such facilities in private venues, and  Protect businesses biding for government work from discrimination on account of their particular bathroom designation policy Pretty unassuming and even-handed stuff. Yet, from the response by critics, you might think Texas was plotting...
  • Richard Linklater made an 'I Pee With LGBT' ad to protest Texas' anti-trans bathroom bill

    02/23/2017 11:48:37 AM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Mashable ^ | 2/22/2017 | Heather Dockaray
    Who said great art can't be a sing-songy rhyme? The award-winning director of Boyhood and a bunch of other movies that make you cry recently directed an ad to help fight his home state's proposed anti-transgender bathroom initiative, SB6. Titled "I Pee with LGBT,' the ad, created by GSD&M, imagines a Texan utopia where people get to the use bathroom of their choice, free of harassment and discrimination. The current bill would require transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds with their sex assigned at birth. Produced by ACLU of Texas and Legacy Community Health, the ad is great,...
  • The Presidential Rating Game

    02/23/2017 11:43:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2017 | Richard Winchester
    Guess what? Barack Obama has been rated the 12th best president of all times by 91 professional historians who were queried by CSPAN. The historians rated presidents from George Washington to Obama on several criteria: economic management, pursuing justice for all, relationship with Congress, international relations, and setting an agenda. Obama ranked high on some, especially pursuing justice for all and setting an agenda, lower on others, such as international relations and especially relationship with Congress. George W. Bush was ranked 33rd, while Bill Clinton came in 15th. Abraham Lincoln was rated first, followed by George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt,...
  • “Protections” Is the New Liberal Word for Regulations

    Remember George Lakoff (rhymes with)? He was a wordsmith for Democrat Party. This goes back to the Clinton years, and this is a guy that had meetings with Democrats to tell them what words to use in public. “Protections” is the new word for “regulations.” Where they always used to talk about “regulations,” the Democrats are now supposed to talk about “protections.” Be it in housing, be it in any kind of business, be it environmental, it’s all now gonna be called “protections.” And right there it is (shuffling paper), in the New York Times: “President Trump appears on the...
  • How to Tell if News Is Really News

    02/23/2017 10:56:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2017 | Alicia Colon
    Media approval ratings are at an all time low and the public is routinely confronted by what ultimately turns out to be ‘faux’ news. But this is not a surprise because we have been aware of this for some time. In fact, it all started with Watergate. Although I was in London in 1972 and never had a chance to vote against Richard Nixon, the Watergate scandal was all over the press in Europe so I didn’t miss a bit of the sordid details. For the first time ever, however, a major news story made a big deal of the...
  • American Champion Skips Chess Tournament Rather Than Wear Hijab (In Iran)

    02/23/2017 10:51:54 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 38 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2/22/17 | Jack Davis
    One American champion is voicing her opposition to “women’s oppression” by boycotting the women’s world chess championship in Iran rather than bow to Iranian demands that she wear a hijab, or headscarf. “By participating, I would be forced to submit to forms of oppression designed specifically for women,” Nazí Paikidze insisted. “It sets the wrong example, particularly for young girls interested in chess.” Paikidze, the current U.S. chess champion, could be competing for up to $100,000 in prize money. However, she has refused to attend the event. “I will NOT wear a hijab and support women’s oppression,” she said. “Even...
  • BRAZIL'S SEXY CARNIVAL PUTS PENTECOSTAL MAYOR IN TIGHT SPOT

    02/23/2017 10:50:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AP ^ | February 23, 2017 | Peter Prengamamn
    While campaigning last year to become Rio de Janeiro's mayor, Marcelo Crivella, a retired Pentecostal bishop, insisted his faith would not get in the way of governing the nation's most famous city. The former gospel singer and missionary, a high-profile member of one of Brazil's most powerful evangelical churches, captured 59 percent of the vote and took office Jan. 1. But less than two months into his four-year term, Crivella's promises are about to be tested by Carnival, Rio's annual weeklong party often marked by heavy drinking and drug use, wild sex and round-the-clock dancing.
  • Is it really Racist to be Pro-America?

    02/23/2017 10:45:22 AM PST · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 2017 | Erik Rush
    he current controversy over the immigration policies of President Donald Trump prompted me to engage in some rather deep thinking and introspection vis-ŕ-vis the issue of immigration. In context, of course, this means illegal immigration and border control and the effects thereof in recent decades, which obviously played a significant part in Mr. Trump’s election. When I was a young man, I actually thought I might be something of a racist, and quite honestly, I didn’t have a problem with that. Leaving aside certain popular fallacious definitions of racism (such as the notion that nonwhites can’t effectively be racists since...
  • Reactionary Political Theory On Contemporary America (Think Piece)

    02/23/2017 10:40:17 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy
    Social Matter ^ | Feb 9, 2017 | Vincent Hanna
    Reactionaries attend to political reality, not to political form. In politics, reactionaries study power, because politics is the struggle for power. Reactionaries study the structure, composition and nature of political regimes. Regimes can either be a monarchy/tyranny, an aristocracy/oligarchy, or a democracy/ochlocracy. The most important distinction in politics is between the rulers and the ruled. Thus, democracy is impossible; for even if the majority “rules”, power is actually in the hands of those who influence, instruct, and direct the minds of the majority. That leaves only two types of government and their shadows left: monarchy/tyranny or aristocracy/oligarchy. Reactionaries attend less...
  • Good Paying Jobs For Nice People

    02/23/2017 10:31:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Bryan Crabtree
    (WASHINGTON) - - How is possible that federal employees can actively attempt to sabotage President Trump and keep their jobs? Why is there no longer accountability in our federal government? The government has created a culture that negates the practice of hiring the best talent to serve the interests of the American people and, instead, simply creates good paying jobs for nice people. When I call them ‘nice’ I’m referring to their public behavior, not their hidden behavior and actions. In the Supreme Court case, Cleveland Board of Education v. Loudermill, the court ruled that certain public sector jobs are...
  • Will the Left Discipline Bill Maher and George Takei for Their Pro-Pederast Comments?

    02/23/2017 10:14:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Michael Brown
    I write these words burning with indignation in light of the truly sick, pro-pederasty comments that have surfaced in recent days. Will the left discipline two of its beloved stars, George Takei of Star Trek fame and Bill Maher of HBO renown, for their horrifying comments the same way the right disciplined Milo Yiannopoulos for his?As a result of some of MiloÂ’s past comments getting more exposure, he was uninvited from speaking at CPAC, his book contract with Simon & Schuster was cancelled, and he resigned from being a senior editor at Breitbart (by his own choice, but obviously under...
  • Georgia governor slams door on ‘religious liberty’ revival

    02/23/2017 10:00:50 AM PST · by madprof98 · 17 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2/23/17 | Greg Bluestein
    Gov. Nathan Deal was unequivocal in his opposition to a revived “religious liberty” measure on Thursday, signaling he would veto the measure if it made it to his desk. “I didn’t want there to be any confusion about where I stand on the RFRA bill: I have no desire or appetite to entertain that legislation,” Deal said. He was referring to a one-page proposal introduced this week by state Sen. Marty Harbin that brought the debate over the legislation back to the forefront. His measure would require the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 to apply in Georgia. ***...
  • Real News Versus Newsish

    02/23/2017 9:59:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    For the past decade, there has been an increased focus on good nutrition and "real" food. Most people understand that while a treat at the ballpark might be fine in moderation (who can resist the cotton candy), a diet of cotton candy will not lead to a good physical outcome. Neither will a diet that consists only of fast food and processed food items. Michale Pollen, author of "Food Rules," wrote that we should avoid "edible food-like substances. They're highly processed concoctions designed by food scientists, consisting mostly of ingredients derived from corn and soy that no normal person keeps...
  • Dr. Oz: EEG Brain Scans Reveal Fake News Threatens Your Health

    02/23/2017 9:55:44 AM PST · by Mozilla · 26 replies
    Obseerver ^ | 2/23/17 | Dr. Mehmet Oz
    our show will spotlight a first-of-its-kind social experiment to identify the dangerous and disruptive effect of fake news on our brains. We had high profile fake news creator Jestin Coler craft two fictional stories: one designed to prey on liberals and another on conservatives. Women read the articles, not knowing they were fake, as neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen gathered quantitative EEG assessments. The findings supported results of a functional MRI study recently published in Nature Scientific Reports, which showed how challenging a person’s political beliefs could activate the parts of the brain associated with emotion and self-identity. A self-described liberal...
  • American society headed toward a breaking point

    02/23/2017 9:49:36 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    jpost ^ | 2/23/2017 | Michael Laitman
    A little over a week ago, Bill O’Reilly of The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News slammed the twisted reporting of the deportation of illegal immigrants who were convicted felons, showing how the media portrayed them as innocent “maids, moms, and shopkeepers.” He said that this exemplifies how the media coverage of President Trump is beyond biased; it is “blatant dishonesty.” Mr. O’Reilly, whose program is “routinely the highest-rated show of the three major US 24-hour cable news television channels,” concluded the item declaring, “There is a radical element [the radical left] in this country that wants to destroy it. If...
  • Trumps Will Be Dancing, Not Listening, On Oscar Night

    02/23/2017 9:42:56 AM PST · by Mozilla · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2/23/17 | Jack Davis
    As Hollywood’s stars deliver their off-the-cuff condemnations of President Donald Trump at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, the president and first lady Melania Trump will be having a ball. Literally. Sunday night is the annual Governors Ball, a part of the National Governors Association meetings in Washington. “Mrs. Trump looks forward to putting on a phenomenal event,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday.
  • Oscars warned: 'Diss Trump and face a theater boycott

    02/23/2017 9:42:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/23/17 | Paul Bedard
    They're wealthy and they are among the biggest age groups to fill movie theaters, but many seniors have had it with Hollywood's political hate speech and they are threatening a boycott if the Oscars, as expected, turn into a Trump bashing affair Sunday.
  • What Happened to Conservative Optimism?

    02/23/2017 9:32:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    I had never heard of Milo Yiannopoulos until recently, perhaps because I don't visit some of the websites where his musings are published. Milo, as he calls himself because of the difficulty some have pronouncing his last name, was disinvited from this week's Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC), the annual gathering of the right in Washington. Apparently the organizers were not bothered by Milo's association with the so-called "alt-right." CPAC withdrew the invitation only after a video surfaced showing him apparently endorsing man-boy relationships that qualify under the definition of pedophilia. Yiannopoulos has resigned as an editor at Breitbart.com and...
  • What's Up With Rape in Sweden?

    02/23/2017 9:22:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Mona Charen
    President Donald Trump was more right than wrong about Sweden. Fox News was slightly misleading. As you've heard, Trump referred to "(what happened) last night in Sweden." On Twitter, smug critics circulated lists of anodyne events like concerts and road accidents and accused the president of inventing a terror attack. He didn't cite a terror attack, though his words were characteristically imprecise. Two days later, as if to underscore that Trump had a point, riots erupted in a suburb of Stockholm. As Andrew Brown of The Guardian put it, Sweden looms large in the "fantasies of the outside world." It...
  • Miami-Dade, Broward To Maintain Protections For LGBTQ Students

    02/23/2017 9:22:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 2/23/17
    ....plans to alter Obama-era guidance that linked access to school bathrooms to a student’s gender identity has drawn vocal criticism – both on a local and national level. ....Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said students in the district do not need to be worried. On social media, the superintendent pointed out that the district had gender identification protections in place before the Obama administration’s directive and they would remain in place under the Trump administration’s retraction of it.
  • Protests erupt in LA after off-duty cop was filmed pulling his GUN and opening fire(T)

    02/23/2017 9:19:19 AM PST · by rktman · 59 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/23/2017 | Staff reporter
    Crowds of people gathered on Wednesday night to protest against an off-duty cop who was caught on camera pulling and firing his gun as he scuffled with a 13-year-old outside his home in Anaheim, California. The protests were sparked after a video that was filmed on Tuesday afternoon emerged showing the confrontation between the off-duty LAPD cop and a large gang of teens who he had apparently accused of walking on his lawn. The confrontation ends with the officer pulling his gun out and firing a shot that did not hit anyone as the teens flee. Before that, the officer...
  • Florida woman hits pedestrian who was 'in the way'

    02/23/2017 8:54:34 AM PST · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 2/21/2017 | Ryan DiPentima
    A Florida woman who “became upset” when a man was “in the way” of her car hit and injured the man with her vehicle before fleeing the scene, police said. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Amanda Weaver, 28, of DeLand, was allegedly speeding in her silver Kia on Monday when she hit 19-year-old Anderson Cantres from Deltona. A man walking with Cantres at the time of the incident said Weaver became frustrated she had to wait for a pickup truck to back up, screaming profanities at the driver before speeding around the truck and toward Cantres. Weaver’s Kia Soul...
  • Arkansas Supreme Court strikes city’s LGBT protections

    02/23/2017 8:41:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    AP/Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2017
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city’s ordinance banning discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional. The justices reversed a judge’s decision that Fayetteville’s anti-discrimination ordinance didn’t violate a state law prohibiting cities from enacting protections not covered by state law. Fayetteville, a liberal enclave in northwestern Arkansas, is one of several cities that approved local protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in response to the 2015 law....
  • Quinnipiac: Majority of Americans trust media more than Trump to tell them the truth, 52/37

    02/23/2017 8:32:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2017 | AllahPundit
    Noteworthy because it contradicts Fox News’s data from last week. When Fox asked registered voters whom they trusted more to tell them the truth, the Trump administration or reporters who cover the White House, they split 45/42. Less than a week later, when Quinnipiac asked voters whether they trust Trump more or the news media more to tell them the truth, the split was … 37/52. Did Trump’s credibility nosedive in the span of a week or is he right that “any negative polls are fake news”? (Spoiler: He is not right.)Note the sharply different numbers among independents in...
  • More Evidence of a Wet Sahara

    02/23/2017 8:30:41 AM PST · by fishtank · 22 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-23-2017 | Jake Hebert, Ph.D.
    More Evidence of a Wet Sahara by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * Scientists from the University of Arizona recently announced that what is now the Sahara desert was once wet and green and extended as far north as the Mediterranean Sea.1,2 The scientists examined chemical clues found within leaf waxes preserved in four marine sediment cores located off the northwestern African coast. Plants experience subtle changes in the chemical composition of their wax, depending upon the wetness or dryness of the climate. Because leaf wax washes into the oceans, it can be preserved in sediment cores extracted from the ocean floor....
  • So the Fourth Circuit court just basically gutted Heller

    02/23/2017 8:30:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It looks like Neil Gorsuch is going to have his plate full when he finally takes his seat on the Supreme Court. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has been busy uprooting the Second Amendment this week, delivering a stunning opinion which essentially overturns the Heller decision without so much as a by your leave to SCOTUS. It involves a case out of Maryland where the state’s Democrats decided to ban “assault rifles” and high-capacity magazines. Apparently the idea of precedent is not something they care to have any truck with, as Charles C.W. Cook explains at National Review....
  • Repeal of Health Law Faces Obstacles in House, Not Just in Senate

    02/23/2017 8:23:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    WASHINGTON — Ever since Republicans got down to the business of repealing the Affordable Care Act, the Senate has been singled out as the likely problem. Any plan that could zoom through the House would hit roadblocks among Senate Republicans, many of whom have resisted a wholesale repeal of the health law without a robust replacement plan. But after weeks of loud protests, boisterous town hall meetings and scores of quieter meetings with health care professionals, patients, caregivers and hospital managers in their districts, it is becoming increasingly likely that a consensus in the House may be just as hard...
  • New York Times Seeks New Headlines With Oscars Ad

    02/23/2017 7:53:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Variety ^ | 2/23/17 | Brian Steinberg
    .....New York Times Co. will take what is perhaps its most significant step into big-TV advertising by running a 30-second ad during ABC’s broadcast of the 2017 Oscars ceremonies. The commercial, which marks the first time the company has purchased an ad in the event, will not hew to the company’s traditional pitch. For most of the Times’ history, ads for its flagship publication have attempted to get would-be customers to respond quickly to an offer of a subscription at a reasonable introductory price. On Sunday, a stark ad will attempt to show the audience how the Times helps to...
  • Fox News Channel's Alan Colmes Dies at Age 66

    02/23/2017 7:47:23 AM PST · by Morgana · 105 replies
    foxnews ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | fox
    Fox News Channel's Alan Colmes has passed away at age 66 after a brief illness. Colmes leaves behind his wife, Jocelyn Crowley, who issued the following statement:
  • Epic Scarborough Rant Against Liberal Academia Shutting Down Conservative Students

    02/23/2017 7:39:25 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough went on an epic rant this morning against liberal academia and the way it shuts down and ultimately radicalizes conservative students who grow frustrated with being stifled in the classroom. The segment began as an effort to explain Stephen Miller’s personality, as Morning Joe cited a column by Andrew Sullivan in which he speaks of conservative students who are often “mocked, isolated, and anathematized on campus” and often react by adopting “brattish and obnoxious positions just to tick off their SJW peers and teachers.” Scarborough took it from there, growing increasingly inflamed as he described his personal experiences...
  • ICE crackdown: Mexican restaurants, Home Depot parking lots hardest hit

    02/23/2017 7:29:40 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Ed Straker
    President Trump's promise of increased enforcement of immigration laws is already having an effect. Mexican restaurants are experiencing a downturn of business. Cesar Rodriguez, who runs a tamale restaurant on Staten Island with his mother, says customers are staying away. On a good Sunday, the Staten Island tamale restaurant run by Cesar Rodriguez and his mother makes $3,000. Since the start of the year, it has averaged only $1,500, and this past Sunday only $700. Mr. Rodriguez, who was brought to New York when he was 13 and has temporary protection from deportation under an Obama-era program called Deferred Action...
  • Muslim Immigration is a Serious Danger to American Jews

    02/23/2017 7:22:52 AM PST · by pinochet · 24 replies
    Islam is a threat to both Jews and Christians. But Islam is a greater threat to Jews, than it is to Christians. The Muslim holy books known as the Hadiths, call on Muslims to wage genocidal war on Jews, even when Jews hide behind rocks and trees. See Sahih al-Bukhari Vol.4 Book 56 No. 791, Book 52 No. 176 & 177, Sahih Muslim book 41 No. 6981 & 6983 and etc. The instructions to wage genocidal war on Jews are repeated in several Hadiths, and Christians are not specifically targeted for genocide in the Hadiths in the same manner. The...
  • Live: James O'Keefe Press Conference

    02/23/2017 7:13:01 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 107 replies
    Live Presser.
  • UMich students demand no-whites-allowed space to plot ‘social justice’ activism

    02/23/2017 7:02:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 2/23/17 | Mason Clark
    .....activist group at the University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with “a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.” The demand is one of several lodged by “Students4Justice,” who this month ratcheted up campus demonstrations to pressure administrators....
  • Woman kicked out of Lincoln Center for anti-Trump sign

    02/23/2017 6:35:32 AM PST · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/23/2017 | Staff
    <p>A woman is claiming she was barred from attending a performance at New York City’s Lincoln Center because she wouldn’t remove an anti-Trump sign affixed to the back of her jacket.</p> <p>Jenny Heinz, a longtime Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic subscriber, told The New York Times that it happened this month at David Geffen Hall when she went to see the Budapest Festival Orchestra.</p>