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  • The Left Is Thoroughly Bamboozled

    01/17/2017 5:28:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2017 | Patricia McCarthy
    As Inauguration Day approaches, the leftist media, the Democrats, and the moonbats that make up the nation's academic class are well and truly melting, as surely as the wicked witch of the Wizard of Oz melted when Dorothy tossed some water on her. So thoroughly, deeply convinced of their own superiority in all things political, legal, cultural, gender, and all branches of learning that they have created their own parallel universe in which Trump could not possibly have won, everyone loves Obama and Obamacare, the economy is booming, unemployment is low, humans are destroying the planet with global warming, global...
  • Obama: Limbaugh and Fox News ruined my presidency

    01/17/2017 4:15:37 AM PST · by NYer · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2017 | J. Marsolo
    Obama has added Rush Limbaugh and "some commentators on Fox News" to the list of those responsible for his failure as a president.  On the January 13, 2017 NBC Dateline, Obama told Lester Holt, also known as Candy Crowley Holt for his impersonation of Ms. Crowley during the presidential debate: The ability of Republican leaders to rile up their base, helped along by folks like Rush Limbaugh and some commentators on Fox News, I think created an environment in which Republican voters would punish Republicans for cooperating with me. In ObamaWorld, Putin is responsible for Hillary's loss, otherwise known as...
  • 'My father was killed for supporting Israel'

    01/17/2017 2:40:06 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/17 | David Rosenberg
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m66k4WBCqA4 On June 5th, 1968, New York Senator Robert Francis Kennedy was shot and killed by Sirhan Sirhan, an Arab terrorist angered by Kennedy’s support for an arms deal to Israel. The assassination, which took place in the midst of the tumultuous 1968 Democratic primary season, came just two months after the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. and less than five years after the killing of Kennedy’s older brother, President John F. Kennedy. Often lost in the larger story of RFK’s assassination, however, is his pro-Israel legacy and the centrality of his pro-Israel views in Sirhan’s motive. On...
  • US rabbi rewrites prayer - to avoid blessing Trump

    01/17/2017 12:30:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 17/01/17 09:11 | David Rosenberg
    With Hollywood celebs, far-left activists, and even some congressional Democrats still unwilling to accept President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory in November's democratic elections, disavowing their new Commander in Chief with slogans like “Not My President” and a movement to boycott the inauguration, one prominent left-wing rabbi has found his own unique way to protest the president.Shmuly Yanklowitz, an Open Orthodox rabbi and dean of the Valley Beit Midrash in Phoenix, Arizona, has responded to the election of the 45th President of the United States by rewriting the traditional Shabbat prayer for the US President — so as to avoid actually...
  • NEWSWEAK: DON'T KID YOURSELF—DONALD TRUMP IS WINNING

    01/14/2017 1:01:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    NEWSWEAK ^ | JANUARY 14, 2017 | MATTHEW COOPER, NEWSWEAK
    It would be easy to see the Trump-Obama transition as a mess for the president-elect. He continues to face criticism for his extraordinary breach of traditional financial disclosure norms, not only failing to release his taxes but making only the cursory moves toward separating himself from his businesses. Trump has had to contend with an imbroglio over an unconfirmed dossier assembled by his political opponents. His poll numbers are low for a president-elect, with only a minority Americans thinking his transition is going well. The mainstream media is shocked, shocked that many of Trump’s cabinet nominees oppose some of his...
  • THE NEW YORK SLIMES: DONALD TRUMP’S DANGEROUS ATTACKS ON THE PRESS (NEW YORK SLIMES FAKE NEWS ALERT!

    01/14/2017 1:19:54 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    THE NEW YORK SLIMES ^ | 2017 JANUARY 13 | LEONARD DOWNIE, JR., THE NEW YORK SLIMES:
    If there was any doubt, the uproar this week over BuzzFeed’s publication of unverified allegations about President-elect Donald J. Trump made clear that the gatekeeper role once played by major news media organizations has vanished in the digital age.This poses a deep danger for legitimate, aggressive journalism, especially from the president-elect, who has been consistent in his heavy-handed demonization of any and all media whenever he dislikes critical but accurate stories about him.BuzzFeed’s irresponsible decision to publish a seamy and wholly unsubstantiated research dossier about Mr. Trump by a former British spy gave him the opportunity to attack not only...
  • THE WASHINGTON COMPOST: TRUMP’S FEUD WITH JOHN LEWIS ECHOES A LONG, DIFFICULT RELATIONSHIP WITH AFRI

    01/15/2017 10:40:35 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    THE WASHINGTON COMPOST: ^ | 15 JANUARY 2017 | JANELL ROSS AND VANESSA WILLIAMS, THE WASHINGTON COMPOST:
    The eruption of hostilities between President-elect Donald Trump and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) may be recorded as just one more example of what has become standard Twitter retaliation for Trump. But coming on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, it also reignited the passions around Trump’s difficult history with African Americans, the group of voters from whom he might be most alienated as he prepares to move into the White House this week. In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Friday, Lewis said he did not regard Trump to be “a legitimate president”...
  • THE FUTURE OF SPYING Earth’s atmosphere can be turned into massive surveillance system using LASERS

    01/16/2017 9:09:16 PM PST · by greeneyes · 39 replies
    The Sun ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | MARGI MURPHY
    British firm unveils research which shows that the atmosphere could be used to spy on ordinary citizens in unprecedented detail. BAE Systems are designing a directed energy laser system that could allow military commanders to spy on enemy activities from space. BAE believe that within 50 years, one of their aircraft could use an “atmospheric lens” to observe people from very long distances using the Earth’s atmosphere as a tool. The lasers temporarily change the Earth’s atmosphere into magnifying glass structures which can alter light and radio signals...... A high pulsed power laser system will temporarily heat a small region of atmosphere so...
  • Obama's Early Writing on Chicago was Eerily Prophetic

    01/16/2017 8:59:47 PM PST · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | January 9, 2017 | Ben Joravsky
    I re-read Barack Obama's autobiography. I revisited the book to help me think through Obama's relationship with Chicago, and what his departure means for our since he's not coming back here. I found a lot of reminders that as much as Chicago loves to claim Obama as its own, he was never really ours. Obama settled in Chicago by happenstance. He wanted to be a community organizer and he couldn't find a job anywhere else. He arrived in 1985 at the age of 24. He'd already lived in New York, California, Hawaii, and Indonesia. The son of a man from...
  • What Comes After Repeal? How to Fix American Health Care, Part 2

    01/16/2017 8:57:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2017 | Jim DeMint
    Thursday, I laid out the case for why Obamacare should be repealed, instead of propped up and tinkered on by additional top-down, boardroom thinking. It’s clear that whatever replaces Obamacare must focus on quality and incremental local solutions, not one-size-fits-all government mandates.In this respect, the federal government’s biggest task for replacing Obamacare is to get out of the way and let state policymakers and health care providers innovate.First off, let’s get clear what Americans want: They’d like many choices of affordable health insurance plans that allow them to choose their doctors. They want to buy a plan when they are...
  • Pro-life group dropped from Women's March following online backlash

    01/16/2017 6:57:58 PM PST · by kevcol · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 16, 2017 | T. Becket Adams
    A major anti-Donald Trump protest scheduled for after the inauguration has dissolved its partnership with a pro-life group following online backlash, including from self-described feminists. The organizers of the Women's March on Washington made it clear Monday that pro-life groups have no place in the demonstration planned for Jan. 20. . . . New Wave Feminists, which is led by Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, announced this weekend that it would represent "pro-life feminism" at the upcoming post-inauguration demonstration, which is expected to draw at least 150,000 attendees. "Super pumped to rep prolife feminism at the Women's March on Washington alongside...
  • 2017: EU nations brace for another tidal wave of economic migrants

    01/16/2017 6:40:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2017 | Rick Moran
    European nations are warning that once the weather warms this spring, an "unprecedented" wave of economic migrants will attempt to cross the Mediterranean to reach the shores of Europe. Nearly a million refugees made the crossing in 2015, inundating Germany, Austria, and many other European countries.  Most of those refugees were from Syria and Iraq – war-torn nations with tens of thousands trying to escape the violence. This time, most of the refugees will be from Africa – Niger, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Mali, and Chad, among others.  While there is violence in several of those countries, the primary reason people...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: US Army Research<br>Detroit Arsenal, Michigan ~ 17 January 2017

    01/16/2017 6:02:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 126 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Army Research Detroit Arsenal, Michigan Home of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Headquarters, the Detroit Arsenal  has played a vital role in our Nation’s defense since the start of World War II.  Located in Warren, Mich., the Detroit Arsenal sprang up seemingly overnight in 1940 with the single focus of producing medium tanks.  Today, the Detroit Arsenal remains ever vigilant as the host for organizations that provide over 70 percent of the systems used in the military.Home of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command...
  • Trump vs. Intel Community

    01/16/2017 4:31:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 16, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Bob Woodward, as you know, is the dean from Woodward and Bernstein — Watergate. He’s still the go-to journalist on investigative journalism that destroys presidents. Woodward and Bernstein showed how it’s done. That act, Watergate, has inspired every journalist — practically everybody in journalism school — to show that they could do it, too: Take down powerful people. Well, this “dossier” last week that McCain was so eager for that he sent somebody on a jet across the Atlantic Ocean to the U.K. to pick up a copy of it and bring it back and give it to James...
  • Shot Show Industry Day at the Range 2017

    01/16/2017 3:35:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    ammoland ^ | 16 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- The Industry Day at the Range is only open to media by invitation. I have been fortunate to be able to attend the last three or four.  It seemed that attendance was down a bit this year from last.The weather was nicer last year, warmer, but both years had a bit of a breeze. It is always interesting to see the latest tech that is being offered.  I have found that taking the shuttle bus from the Palazzo is worth while.  Parking is limited at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club, which generously allows use of its...
  • Sometimes Trump’s Cigar Isn’t Just a Cigar

    01/16/2017 3:04:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2017 | Lawrence Meyers
    Sigmund Freud’s famous quote, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” was to clarify that not everything a patient said or did was somehow symbolic of a deeper psychological issue. That’s almost never the case with politics, when almost every action is really about what’s behind the act itself. That’s why I’m presenting this article a “Guide to the Perplexed Liberal” for all the activities they’ve been buzzing about since Donald Trump won the election. Tweet! Tweet!Liberals are furious with President-Elect Trump’s tweets. They say it is evidence that he is an unhinged narcissist with his finger of the...
  • Dems Still Convinced Green Energy Best Way To Reach Rural Trump Voters

    01/16/2017 2:47:33 PM PST · by kevcol · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 16, 2017 | Chris White
    Democrats believe they can win back rural voters by ratcheting up their pre-election mission of moving the country from fossil fuels to green energy. . . . “This is fundamentally a jobs message,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told reporters last week in reference to Democrats renewed focus on green energy. . . . Inslee wants Washington legislators to pass a carbon tax that would raise an estimated $2 billion in revenue to pay for education funding and various clean energy projects.
  • Report: At least 5 shot during Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Miami

    01/16/2017 2:37:01 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 16, 2017 | Crimesider Staff
    Police at the scene of a shooting that left at least five injured during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Miami. Three people were transported by emergency personnel to a hospital, and others brought themselves in for treatment after a shooting during a Miami Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, reports CBS Miami. A law enforcement source told the station that at least five people were shot during the incident, which occurred at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. The source said two of the wounded were in critical condition. The station reports that one person is in...
  • Obama's Fake Legacy: Progress in the Black Community

    01/16/2017 2:33:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2017 | Katie Kieffer
    “Snake-oil salesman” is the stinging label Princeton’s African-American studies chair, Eddie S. Glaude Jr.—who happens to be black—gives President Obama as he leaves the White House. Because Obama betrayed blacks. Millions of white men and women voted for Barack Obama, a biracial president, in hopes that he would unite our country. Millions of black men and women voted for Obama hoping he would help them forsake disparate levels of poverty; teen pregnancy; single motherhood; absent fatherhood; and violent crime. Whites’ and blacks’ hopes were historic. Turns out Obama’s dual presidency was historic. Historically bad. Only wealthy whites and Asians notably...
  • California deputy arrested for firing gun at house party

    01/16/2017 2:29:35 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 17 replies
    Guns ^ | 1/16/17 | Jennifer Cruz
    A former Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy is out of a job and facing serious charges after he fired a gun during a confrontation at a party in Sacramento over the weekend. Kyle Rowland, 23, was charged with attempted murder. He joined the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department in October but was fired following his arrest. Authorities say Rowland got into an argument with another party-goer Friday. Rowland then left the party, but later returned with a gun. Shots were fired, but no one was injured.
  • Inauguration Protesters Want To ‘Instill Terror In Police For Violating People’s Rights’

    01/16/2017 1:47:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/16/17 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON—Protest organizers seeking to disrupt President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration want to “instill terror in” law enforcement for “violating people’s rights.” The DisruptJ20 protest coalition hosted a breakout meeting for the organization known as Cop Watch, a group that trains protesters to observe and record law enforcement activity for the purpose of accusing officers of police brutality. “So we don’t want to cultivate a relationship between us and the police where they respect our rights. We want to instill terror in the police of violating people’s rights. And the best way to make this happen is to allow them to violate...
  • Pelosi: Remember How Carefully We Considered Obamacare? (Really?)

    01/16/2017 1:45:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Democrats couldn't bother to read all of the Affordable Care Act legislation while it was being debated in Congress. Of course you can't really blame them, considering it was 2,000 pages long. Yet, they passed it anyway, without one Republican vote. Before the vote, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi showed her hand by infamously noting they had to "pass it to see what's in it." Now, as Republicans have begun the process of repealing the ACA, Pelosi is acting as if the original document was gone over with a fine tooth comb. With @HouseGOP sprinting ahead w/o plan, it’s worth remembering...
  • College Professors Organize National ‘Teach-In’ to Challenge ‘Trumpism’

    01/16/2017 1:35:06 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 15, 2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Some 25 colleges and universities – many of them public – have answered a call by professors at UCLA to use their regular class time to “teach, organize, and resist” what they view as the discriminatory political agenda of President-elect Donald Trump. Slated for Wednesday, January 18, the teach-in, dubbed #J18, is taking place between the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and Trump’s inauguration. The event’s planners say: Let it be known that on #J18 and beyond, universities, colleges, and high schools refused to bear silent witness to the politics of hate and fear; that in these times, these places...
  • The Donald Trump-Rosie O'Donnell feud: A timeline

    01/16/2017 1:21:06 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    Washington (CNN)The Donald Trump-Rosie O'Donnell feud is back in the 2016 spotlight. O'Donnell slammed Trump on Twitter Monday night after he resurrected their longtime feud during the first presidential debate, saying that comments he made about the comedian and TV host in the past — including calling her a "pig" — were justified. Declaring her support for Clinton, O'Donnell tweeted, "HE WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT" and then later called on people to "shame the Donald." Rosie O'Donnell responds to Donald Trump debate attack Trump's comments on O'Donnell came after Clinton accused Trump of sexism during the debate, saying, "This is...
  • ‘Inclusive Globalism’ Means Embracing LGBT Rights, Davos Attendees Told

    01/16/2017 12:36:45 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/16/17 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Corporations should be encouraged to support gay rights as a means to further economic gain, attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos will hear this week. World leaders gather this week at the Swiss ski resort to discuss how to make globalism more inclusive in response to the rising tide of populism. As part of that agenda Chief Operating Officer of the Thomson Reuters Foundation Antonio Zappulla has suggested private and public sector leaders be encouraged to be more “inclusive” of LGBT staff. Singling out organisations who have been leading on that agenda for praise, Zappulla cited the British...
  • The Saudi women afraid to go home

    01/16/2017 12:24:28 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2017 | Donie O'Sullivan
    Every woman in Saudi Arabia, regardless of age, has a legal male guardian, often a father or brother or son. Guardians have the power to make a range of critical decisions on a woman's behalf. Women need to get their permission to travel abroad, marry and sometimes to work or access health care. ... The guardianship system is "the most significant impediment to realizing women's rights in the country. ... Throughout the summer Saudi women began tweeting, detailing the injustices of the guardianship system -- risking the wrath of their guardians and the government in doing so. They got noticed....
  • These eight US states have shrunk in 2016

    01/16/2017 11:55:05 AM PST · by fwdude · 65 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Shannon Roberts
    New York, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Connecticut, Vermont, Illinois, and West Virginia all experienced shrinking populations in 2015-2016 according to figures recently released by the United States Census Bureau. This was in part due to internal migration by people seeking new employment opportunities, warmer weather or retirement in other states. Despite some states benefitting from migration and higher birth rates (Utah was the fastest growing state with a 2 percent gain), the overall growth rate of the United States population reached its lowest point since the Depression era. The annual growth rate of below 0.7 per cent was the lowest since...
  • Leaked audio attributed to Warren Mayor Jim Fouts compares black people to chimps

    01/16/2017 11:07:01 AM PST · by equaviator · 71 replies
    Fox2Detroit ^ | JAN 16 2017
    Warren Mayor Jim Fouts is once again under scrutiny after more offensive audio recordings were released by the independent journalist website Motor City Muckraker which are alleged to be of the mayor making disparaging comments about African American people and elderly women. The latest four recordings were obtained and released by Motor City Muckraker on Monday. In one of the recordings, a voice compares Black people to chimpanzees. In another recording, the voice ridicules a 60-year-old woman, calling her a "hag." You can listen to one of the recordings below. You can listen to the others on Motor City Muckraker....
  • Electing a Fake President, Undoing a Real One: The Power of the Media

    01/16/2017 11:01:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2017 | Mark A. Hewitt
    Early last year, I interviewed for a senior editor's position with the Federal Aviation Administration. The supervisor of the group had done some research on my writings and asked if I would be able to maintain the government's narrative. The office did press releases for government officials and the public on the next-generation air traffic control system, as the FAA transitioned from a radar-based ATC to a global positioning system-based program. As senior editor, I would ensure our office's prime directive that the new GPS-based ATC program was vitally necessary to combat global warming. I write conservative novels and I...
  • How to Help Trump Win (Barf Alert)

    01/16/2017 10:21:56 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 25 replies
    NRO ^ | 1/16/2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    Dear Reader (including the good cat, which for some reason is opposed to my daughter getting an education), I should just say it clearly: I will never fall in love with Donald Trump. For most of you, this is not a big surprise. But for some, it’s a kind of betrayal. In much the same way the Left gets furious when you just don’t care enough about its priorities, many of Trump’s biggest supporters get bizarrely angry at the fact that I am not emotionally correct when it comes to the new president. Monsieur Google tells me that “emotional correctness”...
  • Part I: Undercover investigation exposes groups plotting criminal activity at Trump inauguration

    01/16/2017 9:53:58 AM PST · by blueyon · 93 replies
    Project_Veritas ^ | 1/16/17 | James O'Keefe
    In this video, Project Veritas investigators uncover a group known as the DC Anti-fascist Coalition plotting to disrupt President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration by deploying butyric acid at the National Press Club during the Deploraball event scheduled for January 19th. The meeting, captured on hidden camera, was held at Comet Ping Pong, a DC pizza restaurant that is better known as the location of the Pizzagate controversy. The coalition members discuss the steps they would need to take to halt the Deploraball event.
  • John Lewis, Democrats use Trump comments for fundraisers

    01/16/2017 9:46:07 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Kelly Riddell
    In Washington, it’s all political. So was civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis‘ attack on President-elect Donald Trump, calling him “illegitimate” on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” vowing to boycott the inauguration, and saying he wouldn’t invite Mr. Trump to Selma. “By going to Selma,” Mr. Lewis said of Mr. Trump, “maybe he would learn something.” But, he added, “I would not invite him to come.” NBC advanced some of Mr. Lewis‘ comments on the Friday before the long Martin Luther King holiday weekend.
  • Stuffing the Bureaucracy at the 11th Hour

    01/16/2017 9:38:31 AM PST · by spintreebob · 13 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | January 5, 2017 | Dan Cadman
    On December 31, the Washington Post published: "Federal agencies rush to fill job openings before Trump takes office Jan. 20". this violates an agreement reached between the incoming and outgoing administrations on November 20. It also quotes anonymous sources as confirming that the outgoing administration agreed especially to halt last-minute Senior Executive Service (SES) appointments, but did not necessarily agree to provide a list to the incomers that would make it easier to spot violations of the agreement. SES appointments are the top of the federal bureaucracy's hierarchical pyramid. They come in two types: political appointments for those at the...
  • Kentucky Abortion Clinic That Killed Babies Since 1989 is Closing

    01/16/2017 9:25:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 16, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Kentucky abortion facility caught masquerading as a doctor’s office will close permanently on Jan. 27, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. In the spring of 2016, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration filed a lawsuit accusing the EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington of illegally operating an abortion clinic disguised as a doctor’s office. Bevin’s administration asked a court for permission to close the practice, saying it was not licensed as an abortion facility. State health investigators also found unsanitary conditions inside the facility, according to the Courier Journal. The state Supreme Court sided with the governor in August. It has not been...
  • Martin Luther King’s Daughter: ‘Life Begins In a Woman’s Womb&#146;

    01/16/2017 8:30:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    CNS ^ | 8/26/13 | Penny Starr
    Bernice King, the daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said on Thursday that “life begins in a woman’s womb.” Women played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement, King said, “and so it all begins – as does life – begins in a woman’s womb.”
  • Trump Could Pay for Wall by Closing Tax Loophole

    01/16/2017 8:26:42 AM PST · by upchuck · 23 replies
    Lifezette ^ | Updated 16 Jan 2017 at 8:06 AM | Brendan Kirby
    President-Elect Donald Trump could get Mexico to pay for a wall along the southwest border of the United States and close a giant tax loophole at the same time, according to several experts. Building the wall — and making Mexico pay for it — was a signature issue of Trump’s victorious presidential campaign. So critics pounced when he indicated earlier this month he intended to ask Congress to appropriate funds to begin construction. Broken promise, they chortled.But the government cannot spend money without congressional authorization, and Trump has said Mexico will reimburse the Untied States for the cost. He has...
  • When Anniversaries Collide: Dr. Martin Luther King and Emile Zola

    01/16/2017 7:58:07 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 10 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | January 16, 2017 | Craig Johnson
    By Craig Johnson This weekend marks the 88th anniversary of the birth of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929).  It also marks the 119th anniversary of the famous letter, “J’accuse!” It was written by influential French writer, Emile Zola, and published in the French newspaper, L’Aurore, on January 13, 1898. Zola wrote the open letter to Felix Faure, President of France.  “J’accuse” is French for “I accuse”.  Zola accused President Faure of antisemitism in the unfair charging and convicting of French Army staff officer Alfed Dreyfus.  The charge was espionage, which carried a sentence of...
  • Recent Study Reveals Significant Health Disparities for Homosexual Teens

    01/16/2017 7:41:03 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 74 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 1/15/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    A recent (and first of its kind) study verifies again what many Christians have long warned about the homosexual lifestyle. Published in August of 2016 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the study—"Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health Related Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9-12"—looked at a wide variety of risky behaviors among U.S. high school students. .. In almost every instance, the risky behavior measured—especially behaviors that are often linked to a moral decision—was much more prevalent among teenagers engaging in homosexual activity. In addition, and unsurprisingly, those students with the healthiest outcomes...
  • Editorial: Who wins with a fancy pro golf course on South Side?

    01/16/2017 6:55:55 AM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 16 jan 2017
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District are entranced by the prospect of a gorgeous, challenging golf course on the South Side near the yet-to-be-built Obama Presidential Center. It is a project with star appeal, beginning with Tiger Woods. But we have to ask: Does a fancy, professional-caliber golf course like this best serve Chicagoans, especially those on the South Side? Or is this about helping President Barack Obama improve his golf game?
  • WUt? DC mayor wants to kick out the homeless, but defend illegal aliens

    01/16/2017 6:46:06 AM PST · by 198ml · 29 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/16/17 | Carly Hoilman
    In September, D.C.’s Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced the Homeless Services Modernization Amendment Act, in order to update and improve the 2005 Homeless Services Reform Act. The proposed legislation would now require homeless individuals seeking shelter to provide proof of residency, to ensure that District residents receive priority. Ironically, the city has taken the exact opposite approach to the issue of illegal immigration. Mayor Bowser announced this week that she has pledged $500,000 in taxpayer money for a grant program to help illegal-immigrant residents in deportation proceedings, among other services. Interestingly enough, there seems to be no requirements for such...
  • Alveda C. King, MLK's niece, voted Donald Trump

    01/16/2017 6:20:48 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2017 | Matt C. Abbott
    ... As a Catholic commentator and pro-life advocate, I asked Evangelist Alveda C. King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a pro-life leader (she serves as director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, the African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries), if she hopes Mr. Trump will be a pro-life president. Evangelist King graciously responded as follows: ‘I pray that all polar opposites learn to Agape Love, live and work together as brothers and sisters—or perish as fools. While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God, for life, liberty and the...
  • U.S. Rep. John Lewis in South Florida amid war of words with President-elect Trump

    01/16/2017 6:20:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 1/16/17 | Julie Aleman
    Civil rights icon keynote speaker at Jungle Island event in Miami .....Local 10 News will be there when Lewis addresses the audience at Jungle Island at 8:30 a.m....
  • Hispanic Dems warn Latinos will be hit hard by ObamaCare repeal

    01/16/2017 6:17:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/16/2017 | BY RAFAEL BERNAL
    Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) warn that repealing ObamaCare without an appropriate replacement would disproportionately hurt Latino families. "First and foremost we need to protect and defend healthcare for the American people," Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) told The Hill on Thursday. House Republicans on Friday passed a measure to begin dismantling the Affordable Cart Act (ACA) through a process known as budget reconciliation, which can bypass a Senate filibuster. Democrats are decrying the push to roll back the healthcare law, arguing there could be disastrous consequences for people with serious illnesses. "We want to make sure that people...
  • When the ‘Enlightened’ Left Doesn’t Get Its Way, Expect Riots and Death Threats

    01/16/2017 5:31:56 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/16/2017 | Mike Brown
    After many hours of hard work, I’ve put together an exhaustive list of the prominent celebrities who chose not to perform at President Obama’s inaugural ceremonies in 2009 and 2013 because they were threatened with death, boycotts, or ostracism. The grand total, to my knowledge, is zero, despite the right’s deep antipathy of Barack Obama. But when it comes to the inauguration of Donald Trump, Andrea Bocelli, the wonderfully gifted, blind operatic tenor, has decided not to perform, despite being a friend of the president-elect. And reports indicate that it was not just because he was threatened with a boycott;...
  • Obama Fades Away As Trump Laughs At His Enemies

    01/16/2017 5:21:39 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/16/2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    America’s Nobody-in-Chief is finally going away, his last spasm of rhetorical onanism completely overshadowed by Donald Trump neatly turning the tables on the media purveyors of that fake dossier that tried and failed to paint the PEOTUS as the second coming of Bob Crane. Good riddance. And welcome President Trump. I have a simple two-word request for you: Avenge us! The last two months have been hysterically funny as President Faily McWorsethancarter desperately tried to remain relevant. He’s taken leading from behind to a whole new level – he’s actually now behind behind. No one is listening to him. No...
  • Save-A-Lot Carves Niche Serving Communities That Publix And Others Overlook

    01/16/2017 5:17:34 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 60 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Justine Griffin
    Betty Duffey has a half-dozen several grocery stores vying for her business near her neighborhood in southern Pinellas County. Publix Supermarkets is 2.5 miles down the road and she'll pass by a Winn-Dixie and a Walmart Neighborhood Market on the way there. Two miles in the other direction is an Aldi and a Walmart Supercenter. But Duffey, 63, does most of her grocery shopping at Save-A-Lot. It's the closest grocery store to her house, but it's also the cheapest. "I'm on disability and really have to watch how I spend my money," Duffey said. "At Publix, I'd spend $200 a...
  • MLK's wife convinced he stayed faithful despite FBI tapes of him having sex with women (Ed.Tr.)

    01/16/2017 5:12:54 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 91 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-15-2017 | Daniel bates
    Coretta Scott King said that the civil rights leader was faithful even though the FBI sent her tapes of him having sex with other women. Mrs King said without a confession from her husband she had a ‘gut feeling’ that their marriage was secure. Mrs King said she believed her husband was ‘no saint’ - but his but his faults were things like stepping out of his pajamas and leaving them on the floor.
  • White House press corps objects 'strenuously' to being booted out

    01/16/2017 5:03:44 AM PST · by kevcol · 99 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    The White House press corps is "strenuously" objecting to any attempt to eject it from its West Wing digs, a move reportedly being considering by President-elect Trump's communications team. . . . "The WHCA will fight to keep the briefing room and West Wing access to senior administration officials open. We object strenuously to any move that would shield the president and his advisers from the scrutiny of an on-site White House press corps."
  • Was Hillary Clinton’s Nomination Legitimate? Six Reasons to Say No

    01/16/2017 5:01:04 AM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 15, 2017 | John Hayward
    Democrats are consoling themselves by claiming Donald Trump’s election is illegitimate, but they’ll do themselves and the nation a favor if they consider their own faults — including the top-to-bottom corruption in their own party and political strategy. 1. The Democrats’ rigged primary: Democrats should begin by accepting the obvious truth of a rigged primary revealed by WikiLeaks. The party’s key leaders — not the party’s voters — picked and promoted Hillary Clinton, meaning she was secretly coronated before the primary ever began. Her rival Bernie Sanders never had a chance. The “nomination” contest was theater designed to make Sanders voters...
  • STARK INEQUALITY: OXFAM SAYS 8 MEN AS RICH AS HALF THE WORLD

    01/16/2017 4:57:08 AM PST · by upchuck · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | PAN PYLAS
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. Presenting its findings on the dawn of the annual gathering of the global political and business elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, anti-poverty organization Oxfam says the gap between the very rich and poor is far greater than just a year ago. It's urging leaders to do more than pay...