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  • Buried Truths About Nazi Mass Murder and the Allied Victory

    05/21/2015 10:47:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2015 | Roger Cohen
    A very important movie about the Holocaust made its way to New York City for the first time this week at the end of a tortuous journey that began 70 years ago when Allied forces and newsreel cameramen stumbled into Nazi concentration camps. Called “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey,” it is as unadorned as its title, a document shot in the moment to capture forever evidence of the unimaginable. Made under the auspices of the British Ministry of Information, produced by Sidney Bernstein, the founder of Granada Television, assembled with advice from Alfred Hitchcock, the movie was meant to ram...
  • Supporters of #KillAllWhiteMen Diversity Officer Start Own Hashtag... Which Backfires

    05/21/2015 10:31:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Express ^ | Thu, May 21, 2015 | hELEN bARNETT
    A STUDENT diversity officer at the centre of a sexist and racist row has attracted support from leftfield equality campaigners... which has backfired spectacularly.Controversial Bahar Mustafa was ordered to resign after tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen and banning whites and men from a meeting at Goldsmiths University. The vice-president for welfare and diversity at the institution’s student union claims she’s not racist, describing her language as "in-jokes" within minority groups. As nearly 18,000 critics signed a petition ordering her to be sacked, supporters have started using the hashtag #supportbaharmustafa. One wrote: “I #supportbaharmustafa because white, cis men already have their own...
  • Bangladesh’s Very Public Toilet Crisis

    05/21/2015 9:07:32 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/21/2015 | Tahmima Anam
    PEOPLE trapped in Dhaka’s notoriously gridlocked traffic have developed various coping strategies. Some take naps. Others work or catch up on social media. My mother likes to text me to complain about the traffic. “Still stuck in Mohakhali,” she writes. “Two hours from Gulshan to Banani!” But one thing binds all commuters together: Make sure you use the toilet before you set off, because there won’t be anywhere to go en route. If I could, I would write a book called “Where to Pee in Bangladesh.” It would be a useful but very short book. It would tell you, for...
  • When Johnathan Was Born at 23 Weeks, Doctors Gave Mom a Choice to Save Him or Just Let Him Die

    05/21/2015 9:05:26 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | May 21, 2015 | Life Dynamics
    Laura Maikata’s baby boy was born at a gestational age of 23 weeks and weighed 600 grams at birth. His chances of survival were slim. His parents named Jonathan Amos, which means “God’s gift and carried by God.” Writing about her experience on her blog, Jonathan’s mother says this about getting the news tat doctors wanted to perform a C-section to remove the baby: I felt my skin prickle a bit, then I went white. We were delivering this baby. I looked at Steve. He looked very brave and very worried simultaneously. He walked over and held my hand. They...
  • ICYMI: The USDA Published a Guide to Roasting Marshmallows

    05/21/2015 8:44:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Pearls Before Swine is one of my favorite comic strips. While I normally read it for the daily laugh, today's strip did the immense public service of reminding me how silly our government can be:
  • Baltimore Rioters Burn Down House & Medical Equipment of Severely Disabled Child

    05/21/2015 8:17:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 21, 2014. | Trey Sanchez
    Apparently only SOME black lives matter Khai'Lee Sampson is a 7-year-old child that suffers from severe cerebral palsy caused by an asthma attack when he was 18 months old that left him without oxygen for 45 minutes. A few weeks ago, his house was burned down during the Baltimore riots, destroying all of his medical equipment that keeps him alive. “They took everything from my child,” the boy's mother, Laporsha Lawson, told The Washington Post. The Post listed the equipment: The wheelchair customized for Khai’Lee’s small body, the back brace that helps him sit upright, the machine that pumps oxygen...
  • Ted Cruz Owns a Reporter in Beaumont, TX on Question About Gay Marriage

    05/21/2015 8:16:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 05/21/2015
    Ted Cruz made a campaign stop in Beaumont, TX on Tuesday, May 19. He was asked repeatedly by Kevin Steele from KMBT-TV about the issue of gay marriage, to which Cruz responds by turning the tables. Watch how Ted Cruz deftly handles a snotty reporter who only wants to talk to him about some gay issues but not other issues related to government. CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK
  • Gallup: At least 20% of Americans are gay, as estimated by … more than half of Americans

    05/21/2015 8:07:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    “We’re not a smart people,” says Ace, pointing to a similar but now outdated 2012 survey from Gallup.The actual number of gays is around four percent, as best anyone can tell. What’s your guesstimate, America?Fifty-three percent think gays compose at least 20 percent of the population. Huh. I don’t know what’s odder, the fact that this number has grown as the public’s paid more attention to gays over the past 13 years or the fact that guesstimates were already wildly inflated in 2002, before gay marriage had picked up national momentum. Logically, you would think the estimates would have...
  • Gallup: Majority of Republicans now view gay and lesbian relations as morally acceptable

    05/21/2015 8:03:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    I’m old enough to remember an America where Boy Scouts could have water-pistol fights and most Republicans thought gay relationships were immoral. Which is to say, I’m more than a year old.This … may not be the best day to cite research on people’s changing views of gay relationships, given that another recent bombshell study of attitudes towards gays was just debunked as having used faked data. We can trust a pollster as credible as Gallup, though.Can’t we?On the one hand, that sudden spike in GOP support from the low 40s to a clear majority over the past 12...
  • Feds suspected man of exploitation in 2014, senator alleges

    05/21/2015 7:27:14 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 2 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 05/21/2015 | Sharon Noguchi
    Five months before his shocking child molestation arrest, the overnight manager known to schoolchildren as "Papa Bear" at the popular Walden West environmental camp was the focus of a federal child exploitation investigation, a U.S. senator alleged Thursday. Even so, Edgar Covarrubias-Padilla retained his work permit granted through a program for immigrants brought into the country illegally as children, and his employers say they were not informed of the investigation until shortly before he was arrested May 7. He is charged with possessing and manufacturing child pornography and molesting a child sometime in April -- well after the federal investigation...
  • Prince Charles' letters reveal a quirky, old-fashioned brand of conservatism

    05/21/2015 6:44:01 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    The Week ^ | 19th May 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    For a decade the anti-monarchist British newspaper The Guardian fought for the release of letters Prince Charles wrote to government officials, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair. The prince was lobbying the government, and so these letters collectively received a sinister name: the "black spider" letters. Was Charles pinning parliamentarians down on certain votes? Was the palace engaged in a quiet, pen-and-ink coup against democracy? Would a future King Charles become a meddling, overbearing tyrant? If only! A small batch of 27 letters was finally released after much fighting between Buckingham Palace and the government. Prince Charles was indeed revealed...
  • Wi-Fi Sickness Sweeps the Nation

    05/21/2015 6:14:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You ready for this one? This was the lead story, it still is the lead story at the Drudge Report. CBS News New York, Eyeball News 2. "Woman Says Her Wi-Fi Connection Is Making Her Sick." Now, this is one of those stories, see the headline, you might read the first paragraph. And you think, okay, here comes another kook. She may be, probably is, but that doesn't mean that this story's gonna go away and die. I mean, look where you cannot smoke now if you're a smoker because people claiming to be 300 feet away from you...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 22 May 2015

    05/21/2015 5:57:37 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 98 replies
    May 21, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. I'm thinking something cold and tangy. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Remember those who gave all this weekend.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You...
  • Dem McMahon: Rubio Makes My Heart Melt, Will Be Nominee

    05/21/2015 5:45:41 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Dem strategist Steve McMahon prefaced his remarks with the standard tongue-in-cheek disclaimer about not intending to hurt, by praising him, the prospects of someone from the other party. On this evening's With All Due Respect, McMahon then proceeded to gush over Marco Rubio, saying that listening to him recount his life story as the son of immigrants "melts my heart." McMahon predicted that Rubio would be the Republican nominee. So . . . does McMahon's praise mean anything? Is Rubio really the Republican the Dems fear, or is it a don't-throw-us-in-the-briar-patch pitch on McMahon's part? View the video here.
  • Josh Duggar resigns from Family Research Council after sexual abuse allegations

    05/21/2015 5:18:13 PM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    FOX News ^ | 21 MAY 2015
    Josh Duggar, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," resigned his position at the Family Research Council Thursday after reports surfaced that he allegedly sexually assaulted four female siblings in the large family, plus an additional female victim. The 2006 police report obtained by In Touch Weekly magazine revealed that one of the Duggar siblings, who In Touch Weekly identified as Josh Duggar allegedly committed the assaults. The incidents date back to 2002 when Duggar would have been 14 years old. In the 33-page police report that FOX411 viewed, the name of the Duggar family members in question are redacted throughout.
  • Washington Officer Shoots Men Accused of Earlier Beer Theft

    05/21/2015 5:16:50 PM PDT · by Publius · 33 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 21 May 2015 | Rachel La Corte
    Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state’s capital city, authorities said. The officer reported he was being assaulted with a skateboard early Thursday before the shooting in Olympia that left a 21-year-old man critically injured and a 24-year-old man in stable condition. Both were expected to survive. The shooting, which is being investigated by a team of detectives from several agencies, prompted some protests. “We are committed to helping our community work through this difficult...
  • D.C. murder suspect Daron Wint threatened own family, documents show

    05/21/2015 4:45:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Thursday, May 21, 2015 | By Andrea Noble
    The father of Daron Wint, the man suspected of killing a Northwest D.C. couple, their young son, and their housekeeper, had been so frightened by threats his son made to shoot his own family that he sought a protective order barring the man from contacting them for a year. Maryland court records show that over the last decade Mr. Wint has been the subject of numerous peace and protective orders. One taken out by his own father in 2005 describes how the then 21-year-old Mr. Wint stood outside of his father’s Lanham home and threatened to shoot his father and...
  • Gallup Poll: Obama Favorable Rating Up, Best Since September 2013

    05/21/2015 4:25:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Gallup ^ | 05/21/2015 | Justin McCarthy
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' favorable ratings of President Barack Obama now stand at 53%, up four points from March. This comes after a year in which these ratings were mostly below 50% and marks the president's highest score since September 2013. A president's favorable ratings are distinct from approval of his performance; job approval ratings generally tend to be lower. For the Obama presidency, Gallup trends show the two measures have changed largely in tandem. As Obama's approval rating has rebounded nine percentage points from a low of 37% last fall, his favorable rating has increased 11 points from 42%....
  • Slavery is Over: Hired Ferguson Protesters Demand Pay

    05/21/2015 3:43:14 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 30 replies
    WND ^ | May 19, 2015 | WND
    “Black Lives Matter” protesters who were apparently hired to cause a ruckus in Ferguson, Missouri, are angry because, they say, they haven’t been paid for their hard work. So they’ve launched a #CutTheCheck hashtag on Twitter and held a sit-in at the offices of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, or MORE – the successor group to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, in Missouri.
  • Atheist Activist Plans to Remove 'In God We Trust' from US Currency

    05/21/2015 4:10:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 5/20/15 | Amanda Casanova |
    An atheist activist is planning to file lawsuits claiming the phrase “In God We Trust” on American money is “offensive” and “unlawful.” “It violates the first ten words of the Bill of Rights (‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion’) and it violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA),” said Michael Newdow, who is also a lawyer and doctor. “Unfortunately, because Constitutional principles can be twisted and perverted, the challenges to this practice under the Establishment Clause have, so far, failed.” Newdow wrote a guest post on the Friendly Atheist blog last week, arguing that the Religious...
  • Blanket ban on Gay Leaders must be Abandoned, Robert Gates tells Boys Scouts in Atlanta

    05/21/2015 4:02:14 PM PDT · by Cecily · 62 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    An unexpected thunderclap, from the Associated Press: NEW YORK— The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles. In a speech in Atlanta to the Scouts’ national annual meeting, Gates referred to recent moves by Scout councils in New York City and elsewhere to defy the ban. “The status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained,” he said. Gates said no change in the policy would be...
  • Clueless Democrats Can't Name a Single Hillary Accomplishment --

    05/21/2015 3:41:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Bloomberg TV's John Heilemann and what's his name, Mark Halperin, put together a focus group in Iowa for their television show, With All Due Respect. It's just a bunch of people in Iowa. Not a single one of them, when asked, could name a single achievement of Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state. It was Democrat voters. It was Iowa Democrat voters. They were there in this focus group to discuss Hillary's prospects for winning the presidency in 2016. These people are asked, "What did she accomplish that you consider significant as secretary of state?" and not...
  • Have You Seen What's Happening in Ferguson and Baltimore?

    05/21/2015 3:15:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look at this. "Michael Brown Memorial to be Replaced With Plaque." This is the Gentle Giant in Ferguson, Missouri. They had a memorial there for the guy. Look, look, wait, now. We've gotta be very, very tiptoe on this one. The Gentle Giant, who robbed a convenience store for Swisher Sweets 'cause he wanted to roll some blunts, while walking down the middle of the street, eagerly thinking about his upcoming college days, was gunned down in cold blood with his hands up running away while the cop shot him in the back. I know that's not how it...
  • Barack Obama: Comic Genius

    05/21/2015 3:09:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: And speaking of comedy -- no, no, not the Letterman show. Obama. Commencement speech, the Coast Guard. It's flat-out embarrassing. It's uproariously funny. By the way, have you heard that ISIS now controls more than half of Syria? More than half of Syria, ISIS now controls. We can add Libya to it pretty soon. We got Iraq on their way to Baghdad. And there's Obama. Greetings, my friends, great to have you, and Rush Limbaugh, behind the Golden EIB Microphone. More broadcast excellence as you've come to know, love, and expect here. 800-282-2882 if you want to be on...
  • ACLU sues MI over transgender driver’s licenses

    05/21/2015 2:48:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    WOODTV - NBC Local ^ | May 21, 2015 | By ED WHITE
    DETROIT — The state of Michigan is being sued over its refusal to change gender identities on driver’s licenses without a new birth certificate. The ACLU says an amended birth certificate in Michigan requires proof of transgender surgery, although most transgender people don’t want surgery. Secretary of State spokeswoman Gisgie Gendreau says the agency is following state law.
  • The 50 Sexiest in TV News 2015 (Fox News Has Nine)

    05/21/2015 2:48:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 3:21 pm, May 21st, 2015 | by Mediaite Staff
    The 50 Sexiest in TV News 2015 We spend a lot of time here at Mediaite watching national news on TV. So, as we approach summer 2015, we thought now would be the perfect time to share our list of the 50 Sexiest in national TV News. While this is certainly a list of physically beautiful people, remember, being sexy isn’t only about looks. It’s also about how they cover the news and in many cases, having something to say and not being afraid to say it. Whether you agree with them or not, love them hate them (or maybe...
  • Our Crazy Treatment of the Mentally Ill

    05/21/2015 2:47:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    A Bronx man died in police custody last week after police responded to a 911 call. An Iraq combat veteran in El Paso, Texas, serving a two-day DWI sentence died after being subdued by guards. A woman died after being Tasered by sheriff's deputies in a Fairfax, Va., cell. What they had in common, besides expiring abruptly while in the hands of law enforcement officers, is mental illness. Denis Reyes was afflicted by bipolar disorder. James Brown reported being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Natasha McKenna had a history of schizophrenia. We used to warehouse the mentally ill in overcrowded,...
  • Prince Charles' Defense of the Patagonian Toothfish and More

    05/21/2015 2:40:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Last week, Prince Charles, in all likelihood the next monarch of Great Britain, suffered a defeat. For 10 years he and his aides have resisted a concerted effort to make public certain letters written by him and sent to Prime Minister Tony Blair and several of his ministers. The British newspaper, The Guardian, had sought the letters -- 27 written in 2004 and 2005 -- under a Freedom of Information Act inquiry. Now Britain's Supreme Court has ordered that the letters be released to the public. So this is one the royals lost and the anti-monarchists at The...
  • Does Rubio have a spending problem?

    05/21/2015 2:25:23 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 24 replies
    Washimgton Post ^ | May 20, 2015 | Sean Sullivan
    Marco Rubio made $174,000 as a U.S. senator last year. He earned $52,000 from book royalties and a university teaching position, and at least $5,000 more from rental property. And yet, the 43-year-old Florida Republican also made what is typically viewed as a desperate financial maneuver — cashing out nearly $70,000 in retirement funds. As Rubio runs for president, newly disclosed personal finance details have drawn fresh attention to a long-running problem during his political career: his struggles with money. Rubio is one of the least wealthy senators or presidential candidates, offering a potential contrast with rivals such as Hillary...
  • Duggar sibling sexually assaulted sisters, another female, according to police report

    05/21/2015 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 53 replies
    A 2006 police report obtained by In Touch Weekly magazine revealed that one of the Duggar siblings, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," allegedly sexually assaulted four female siblings in the large family, plus an additional female victim.
  • ‘Disrespectful’ thieves steal plaques from war veterans’ graves in Frankston Memorial Park

    05/21/2015 2:19:30 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 22nd May 2015 | Lisa Schefman
    MEMORIAL plaques for 15 war veterans were among 48 stolen from graves at a Frankston cemetery in a crime branded ‘despicable’ by police. Caretakers of the Frankston Memorial Park were horrified when they discovered the headstone plaques missing on May 13. They were taken overnight. Frankston RSL sub-branch secretary Brent Clyne said: “Desecrating a grave in itself is an abominable act but to also target war graves it’s just heartless and senseless”. “A war grave is a sacred site meaning so much to the Frankston Community, it’s where many of our war dead are laid to rest and these sites...
  • Minimum Wage? How About a Maximum Wage?

    05/21/2015 2:19:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 21, 2015 | by Jack Rothman
    I see that unions, led by the Service Employees International Union, are out in full force championing the $15 an hour minimum wage. Business leaders scoff at this. The average CEO earns just over 350 times as much as the work force below. Those executives need to come down from the stratosphere and breathe real air. If we truly want to make that happen, how about joining the new $15 minimum wage with a $15 million maximum income? Could CEOs somehow manage to subsist on that? I think so. And then all of us could live pretty comfortably and in...
  • Millions of American Dollars Fund Pro-Gay Side of Irish Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage

    05/21/2015 2:14:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 21, 2015 | MICHAEL COOK
    As Friday’s referendum on same-sex marriage in Ireland approaches, attention has turned to the funding behind the Yes campaign. A petition has been launched which says that “this push for same-sex marriage in Ireland has not at all been a ‘home-grown’ phenomenon, but, rather, a carefully-orchestrated and massively well-funded assault on the natural family, coming from private American funding”. In most countries funding local politics with overseas money would be as popular with voters as barbecuing puppydogs at a school fair. But not, apparently, in Ireland. A charity founded by Irish-American businessman Chuck Feeney, Atlantic Philanthropies, cheerfully acknowledges that it has poured about...
  • Standing Athwart the March of History, Yelling, “Stop! Wait for Me!” (Nat Review OK's Gay Marriage)

    05/21/2015 2:04:04 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 21, 2015 | The Editors
    With its managing editor endorsing same-sex marriage, will National Review join the ranks of the Church's persecutors? For decades, National Review has performed a hygienic function on the right, defining the bounds of respectable conservatism, marking it off from unreasoned, bigoted or conspiratorial worldviews. It acted as a virus check, targeting ideas which in fact were Trojan horses for dangerous radicalism — whether racial, religious or ideological. On several occasions, that magazine used its power for good, excluding from its pages apologists for ultra-nationalism, eugenics, racism, anti-Semitism and paranoid anti-government hysteria. For many of us, National Review is indispensable...
  • Politico Touts ‘Frugal Habits’ of George Stephanopoulos’s Wife (haggling over yard sales)

    05/21/2015 2:01:59 PM PDT · by drewh · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | | May 21, 2015 | 2:48 PM EDT | By Jeffrey Meyer
    In the wake of the ongoing controversy surrounding ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos and his failure to disclose $75,000 worth of donations to the Clinton Foundation, and now news of his $105-million contract with the network, Politico decided to tout the “frugal habits of his wife” actress Ali Wentworth. Author Kate Glassman Bennett writes that “as word spread of the beleaguered Good Morning America anchor’s exorbitant take — following on criticism of his $75,000 of ill-conceived donations to the Clinton Foundation — certain circles back here in Washington were twittering about the frugal habits of his wife.” Despite being a multimillionaire,...
  • Justice who loves gay marriage may force it on those who don't

    05/21/2015 1:39:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    A conservative legal organization is calling for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself from deciding the marriage case now before the court. "A judge should avoid the appearance of impropriety as much as possible," says Roger Gannam, senior counsel with Liberty Counsel. Ginsburg, a far-left justice, had conducted five same-sex marriage ceremonies before the high court heard the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges in April. A ruling is coming in June.More recently, Ginsburg presided over the so-called marriage of two men in Washington, D.C., reportedly emphasizing the word "Constitution" in the ceremony to the delight of (a)ttendees.
  • Ted Cruz Says You'll Be Forced To Get Gay Married, Claims Houston Chronicle

    05/21/2015 1:39:01 PM PDT · by absentee · 40 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/21/2015 | Caleb Howe
    The Houston Chronicle's Dylan Baddour has a huge scoop about a crazy conspiracy theory from a stupid Republican who is afraid of gays. Huge, if true. Ohhhhh, so close. Here is the laughable scoop: U.S. Sen. from Texas and presidential candidate Ted Cruz apparently believes that efforts to let same-sex couples marry in the United States would force him to wed a man. Yes, that's how the story begins. What a crazy, wingnutty thing to say, right? It's even worse than Sarah Palin's ridiculous claim that she could see Russia from her house. Only, wait - Sarah Palin never said...
  • Bruce Jenner Wedding Plans Revealed (to a female)

    05/21/2015 1:31:40 PM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    Hollywood Life Exclusive ^ | Thu, May 21, 2015 2:35pm | by Jason Brow, Eric Mitchell
    Bruce Jenner will not give up on love! The ‘KUWTK’ star has already made plans for his next wedding. What will Bruce wear, who will he marry and who will be invited to see Bruce say ‘I Do’ again? The gold medal Olympian is also ready to finally have the wedding he’s always wanted. Now, HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE on Bruce’s dream ceremony! Bruce has always “dreamed of walking down the aisle, wearing the most elegant, form-fitting, white wedding dress,” a source EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com, before adding that Bruce has already planned out this “fairytale” wedding. “He wants red roses,...
  • Rick Perry: If I Were President, There Wouldn't Be Fears Of A Texas Takeover

    05/21/2015 1:30:45 PM PDT · by South40 · 22 replies
    TPM ^ | 21 MAY 2015 | AHIZA GARCIA
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said on Wednesday that if he were President, the attitudes toward the office would be vastly different. During an interview on Glenn Beck’s radio show, the potential 2016 presidential candidate discussed Jade Helm 15, a military training program that has roused conspiracy theorists. From fears that closed Wal-Marts are secret bases for a military takeover to alleged sightings of the gear that will be used to implement the assault, conspiracy theorists have been worked into a frenzy over the training program.
  • Jeb Bush: Let’s face it, Republicans spent too much when my brother was president

    05/21/2015 1:05:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    Back when he first announced, I figured upwards of 65 percent of the Jeb Bush presidential campaign would consist of him cautiously criticizing the obvious weak points of Bush 43 policy, one of which assuredly is spending. If you’re linked by blood to a president who left office under dismal circumstances, job one is explaining how you’ll be different. Then Megyn Kelly asked him about Iraq, Dubya’s biggest liability, and we watched Jeb spend a full week grasping for ways not to squarely disagree with his brother.Which is to say, this shouldn’t be newsworthy but I guess now it is....
  • True RIGHTS Can Never Depend on the Coerced Cooperation From Others

    05/21/2015 1:02:11 PM PDT · by fwdude · 43 replies
    self-published | 05/21/2015 | fwdude
    Working on a thesis for an essay. The title pretty much is the entire thing in a complete nutshell. This applies mainly to the recent actions of the HomoFascist movement, but is true across the board. Thoughts?
  • 'Everyone loves sex, why hide it?' asks director at Cannes [Ted Cruz vindicated]

    05/21/2015 12:09:33 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 46 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 5/21/2015 | Eric Randolf
    Director Gaspar Noe rejected the idea on Thursday that his ultra-graphic 3D sex film "Love" was controversial at the Cannes Film Festival, saying it was ridiculous to ignore a subject that "everyone loves". "I have friends who love money, some who love coke, some who love cinema, but the common point is that everyone loves having sex," the Paris-based director said at a press conference. "So why is it so poorly represented in cinema? It's to do with commercial and legal pressures," he added. Noe's latest film was the hot ticket on the French Riviera, with hundreds trying to squeeze...
  • Girl Scouts Shut Down Critics of Transgender Members

    05/21/2015 12:00:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 95 replies
    yahoo ^ | may 21, 2015 | beth greenfield
    Those pint-sized radical feminists also known as the Girl Scouts are in trouble again — this time for their transgender-inclusion policy — and they’ve wasted no time in shutting down the haters. Though the national organization has formally accepted transgender girls into its ranks since 2012, it seems one conservative organization has either just heard the news or has been stewing about it ever since. “A new Girl Scouts of America (GSA) policy states it will extend membership to boys who identify as girls,” notes the website of the American Family Association, a Christian-morals organization that’s been labeled an anti-LGBT hate...
  • The False God of Politics

    05/21/2015 11:57:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is true in Rome, where statues of political gods, notably those named Caesar, lay in ruins. We are more sophisticated today. Moderns don't bow to Zeus. Many of us, though, put our faith in the false god of politics, despite its track record of not being able to achieve all of the things we project upon it. The late comedian George Carlin may have put the blame for this where it belongs: "Never underestimate the power of stupid...
  • Stephanopoulos Clinton Foundation Scandal Inspires Hilarious Street Art

    05/21/2015 11:56:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 21, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    One fringe benefit of the George Stephanopoulos Clinton Foundation scandal in which ABC's This Week host failed to disclose that he donated $75,000 (plus lots of time) to that organization while interviewing "Clinton Cash" author Peter Schweizer  is that it has inspired some really hilarious street art. The poster art appears to be the work of the conservative street artist who goes by the name of "Sabo." Not only was it just the art that served as comedy relief but also where it was located as revealed in a tweet this morning by the Weekly Standard senior writer, Mark Hemingway.
  • Obama admin claims illegal abortion surcharge needed to protect pro-life consciences

    05/21/2015 11:48:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/21/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) --The Obama administration says it is doing pro-life taxpayers a favor by requiring private citizens to pay for abortions in Obamacare's state exchanges.However, a leading attorney says the claim doesn't match the health care law's practical realities.In a brief filed on March 16 in the state of Vermont, the Obama administration said the reason for its controversial abortion insurance coverage surcharge in the state -- which a government watchdog found was illegally funding abortions -- is an "interest...in following long-standing statutory restrictions prohibiting use of federal funds for abortion except where the pregnancy results...
  • Brian Williams pulls out of hosting awards show for military veterans and will be replaced...

    05/21/2015 11:46:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 21, 2015 | Michael Zennie
    Full Title: Brian Williams pulls out of hosting awards show for military veterans and will be replaced by MICHELLE OBAMA NBC anchor, who was suspended after being called out by veterans for lying about his experience in Iraq, said he didn't want to be a 'distraction' First-ever Lincoln Awards features a concert by Nick Jonas, Gavin DeGraw and Jerry Lewis, which was filmed in January Ceremony, to air on PBS Friday, honors people who have helped veterans and military familiesDisgraced NBC news anchor Brian Williams, who was brought down when it was revealed he lied about his experience in a...
  • Udder Lunacy: cow shot dead by dozens of terrified police officers in England [tr]

    05/21/2015 11:31:54 AM PDT · by pabianice · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/21/15 | Ledwith
    Cornered by dozens of police officers, a helicopter, 20 squad vehicles and six snipers, the villain had nowhere left to run. And with a single shot to the head the dramatic cross-country chase came to a deadly conclusion. But the target in the police riflemen’s sights was not an escaped killer – it was Bessie the cow. 'Cruel and utterly pointless': Bessie the cow (pictured) was shot dead after being cornered by dozens of policemen, a helicopter, 20 squad vehicles and six snipers. She had escaped from a country park on Sunday Locals are so upset at her unhappy end...
  • Price worries persist for Obamacare market plans

    05/21/2015 11:25:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 21, 2015 | by Dan Mangan
    The price is still wrong for too many health insurance customers. Nearly half of all people with individual health insurance plans this year said it's "very" or "somewhat" difficult for them to afford their monthly premiums. The vast majority of Obamacare exchange customers receive a discount on their monthly premiums as a result of subsidies they are issued. Despite that, among individuals with both subsidized and nonsubsidized coverage, "You've got a substantial share saying it's not a great value for the money," said Liz Hamel, director of Kaiser's Public Opinion and Survey Research team. About four in 10 people surveyed...
  • Black Racism Fatigue Will Hurt Democrats in 2016

    05/21/2015 11:07:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    Conservatives say "you can be somebody." Liberals say "you should hate somebody." The latter mentality is exactly what we've seen play out in Ferguson and Baltimore. Black riots, dead cops at the hands of black youths, thugs memorialized as heroes and our first lady who's grown up privileged, gives a speech at Tuskegee University in front of more privileged blacks as if she just dried off after being hosed down by Democrat Bull Connor. Give me a break! Students who are inheriting a post-civil rights America have been conditioned to believe they're getting a pre-civil rights America thanks to our...