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  • It’s Time to Chill About Global Warming(they won't)

    12/10/2016 6:39:27 AM PST · by rktman
    townhall.com ^ | 12/10/2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Global warming activists won’t be satisfied until the Earth freezes over and nothing survives. They relentlessly use obnoxious pictures of polar bears floating on melting sea ice to guilt people into believing we’re to blame. They chose the wrong animal as their “poster child.” Polar bears aren’t cuddly little snowballs who sip on colas all day and use a hunting rifle to compassionately put their prey out of misery when it’s snack time. Instead, polar bears use ambush tactics and sharp claws and teeth to feast on cute little seals they sometimes eat alive while kicking and screaming. They also...
  • Trump as the ‘Carrier’ of American Prosperity

    12/10/2016 6:30:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2016 | Brian C. Joondeph
    President-elect Donald Trump, still weeks away from the Oval Office, is already carrying out one of his campaign promises to make America prosperous again. First Ford Motor Company, now most recently Carrier, both agreeing to keep their factories in the US rather than outsourcing to foreign countries. Carrier is based in Indiana, where VP-elect Mike Pence currently serves as governor. The deal will provide $7 million in incentives to Carrier in exchange for their keeping approximately 1100 jobs in Indiana. Is this a good deal for America? Or just more of the cronyism which Trump railed against during his campaign?...
  • Propaganda Won’t Make the Iran Deal Any Better

    12/10/2016 6:00:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2016 | Amir Basiri
    Following the election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, Iran, its lobbies and its economic partners are weighing in and trying to hedge the windfall earnings of an eight-year-long rapprochement campaign against a possible shake-up of U.S. foreign policy. And they’ve taken to mainstream U.S. media, making their case through lopsided reports and op-eds that misrepresent the nuclear deal signed with Iran or to defame Iran appeasement critics who will likely find their way into president-elect Trump’s cabinet. But the disasters of the nuclear deal and the broader appeasement policy toward Iran are...
  • Fountain: A sobering reality about death in black America

    12/10/2016 5:54:26 AM PST · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 10 dec 2016 | John Fountain
    A brother would never shoot me at point-blank range in the face. Never lie in wait to steal my life. Would never sell drugs to my mother. Never poison our community. Not a black man. Not my brother. No brother would allow himself to become the worst enemy of the state of Black America. A brother would never lure a 9-year-old boy from a playground to an alley and execute him to allegedly settle a score with his father. Would never stand over a wounded pregnant woman and pump her body with bullets as she pleads for her life, wounding...
  • Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin

    12/10/2016 5:47:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2016 | Janet Levy
    According to a recently published Heritage Foundation report, the 2017 Index of U.S. Military Strength, Russia poses a “formidable” and “aggressive” threat to the vital interests of the United States. The report states, “Russia seeks to maximize its strategic position in the world at the expense of the United States. It also seeks to undermine U.S. influence and moral standing, harasses U.S. and NATO forces, and is working to sabotage U.S. and Western policy in Syria.” The international machinations of the current Russian government are not all that different from domestic strategies pursued within Russia, according to David Satter, former...
  • Fear of the Majority

    12/10/2016 5:37:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2016 | Richard Winchester
    In the 1950s and early 1960s, a number of social scientists had a dim view of direct popular influence on public policies. These individuals had been alarmed by fascist and/or communist movements in Europe in the early decades of the 20th century which received widespread support from the working- and/or lower-middle-classes. During the 1930s, 1940s, and early 1950s, several movements in the United States, such as Huey Long’s Share Our Wealth program, Father Coughlin’s sizable radio audience, William Lemke’s Union Party, and, somewhat later, Joseph R. McCarthy’s supporters, also unnerved many of those already suspicious of grassroots populism. Their notions...
  • Gun Control Group: Interest in Guns, Music Signals Intention to Murder

    12/10/2016 5:33:06 AM PST · by Noumenon · 11 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 | NRA-ILA
    Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), an activist group out of Connecticut, has created a heart-tugging “public service announcement” that it hopes will capture the public’s imagination. Spoiler alert: The spot reveals the organization as simply another anti-gun group that wants to marginalize firearm ownership. The main takeaway from its PSA is that any young person who shows an interest in guns should be treated as a would-be mass killer. The 2 ˝ minute PSA focuses on “Evan,” a lonely high school student who finds himself in an unlikely courtship after he starts writing on a desk in the school library. Someone...
  • Pruitt to Dismantle EPA Climate Agenda

    12/10/2016 5:24:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Personnel is policy, as they say, and despite his meeting with the High Priest of Climatology, Al Gore, president-elect Donald Trump’s pick of Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to be the new head at EPA, shows Trump is serious about pulling back the curtain to expose climate fraud, leaving climate zealots as unsettled as the alleged “science” they trumpet. Pruitt has already fought the various unconstitutional power grabs that essentially established it as the fourth and unelected branch of government. As Tom Borelli notes in Conservative Review: Pruitt’s concerns of EPA overreach also includes the agency’s controversial, “Waters of the...
  • DeVos vows to end Common Core at Michigan rally with Trump

    12/10/2016 1:25:50 AM PST · by GonzoII · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/9/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    President-elect Trump was joined by his pick for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, at a "Thank You" rally Friday night in her home state of Michigan. DeVos, a longtime school choice advocate and billionaire GOP donor, was tapped by Trump to head the Education Department late last month after impressing him and Vice President-elect Mike Pence with her understanding of education policy and dedication to improving public education and expanding charter schools in the Great Lake State.
  • Russian doping report alleges 'institutional conspiracy'

    12/09/2016 11:47:57 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    cnn.com ^ | December 9, 2016 | Rob Hodgetts
    The Russian state conspired with athletes and sporting officials to undertake a doping program that was unprecedented in its scale and ambition, according to a report commissioned for the World Anti-Doping Agency. A "systematic and centralized cover-up" benefited more than 1,000 Russian athletes across 30 sports, said Canadian law professor Richard McLaren in an update to a report first published in July.
  • Cherokee Nation Attorney General OKs Same-Sex Marriage Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned

    12/09/2016 10:31:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    KSAT ^ | December 09, 2016 | Steve Almasy
    Kelli King was driving home from work Friday, listening to the news on the car radio, when she got a very nice surprise. A ban on same-sex marriage involving members of the Cherokee Nation was overturned by the tribe's attorney general in an opinion issued Friday. More National Headlines Trump announces Dow CEO as head of America Manufacturing Council Government stays open, funding bill clears key hurdle in Senate Trump on 'lock her up' chant: 'Now we don't care' After the fires, Gatlinburg reopens for business Trump taps Andrew Puzder, CEO of Hardee's and Carl's Jr., as Labor secretary King...
  • Texas Rep Takes a Second Shot at "Constitutional Carry"

    12/09/2016 10:17:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    San Antonio Current ^ | Thu, Dec 8, 2016 | Alex Zielinski
    Last session, it was open carry. This session, the statehouse may take on a further-reaching firearm debate: Constitutional carry. Rooted in the Constitution's Second Amendment, “constitutional carry” laws give any U.S. citizen the right to carry a firearm without a license — and is already permitted in 11 states and Puerto Rico. Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, hopes to add Texas to that list. "No Texan should have to pay a fee or take a class to exercise their right to bear arms,” said Stickland, in a statement. Stickland, whose reelection campaign motto is "More freedom, less government," has said permit-less...
  • Eagle Ford Air Pollution Lawsuit Ends With a Whimper

    12/09/2016 10:15:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    San Antonio Current ^ | Thu, Dec 8, 2016 | Michael Barajas
    Myra and Mike Cerny moved from the San Antonio suburbs into a fixer-upper house on a one-acre tract of land in Karnes County several years before oil companies discovered the shale gas revolution beneath the South Texas dirt. The Cernys wanted a quiet country life, but by 2010 companies eager to frack the Eagle Ford Shale had begun to encircle their small, one-story country home. Sure, there were the modest, if not sporadic, royalties checks. But soon enough, Mike began to suffer from debilitating headaches. Myra started to notice mysterious rashes on her arms and legs. Their teenage son had...
  • Geert Wilders, Dutch Far-Right Leader, Is Convicted of Inciting Discrimination

    12/09/2016 9:54:10 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 37 replies
    The New York Slime ^ | December 9, 2016 | NINA SIEGAL
    Geert Wilders, the far-right politician who is seen as a likely contender to become prime minister when Dutch voters go to the polls next year, was convicted on Friday of inciting discrimination and of insulting a group for saying that the Netherlands would be safer with fewer Moroccans....The effect of the verdict on Mr. Wilders and on his party’s chances when the Dutch elections are held in March is unclear, but the trial seems to have improved his party’s standing, rather than diminishing it, among voters.If the Party for Freedom wins the most seats in the elections, Mr. Wilders could...
  • Oscars: Scorsese Shows up with “Silence,” a Masterwork That Will Ambush Current Awards Race

    12/09/2016 7:51:05 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 34 replies
    showbiz411.com ^ | December 8, 2016 | Roger Friedman
    Martin Scorsese has ambushed the Oscar race with Silence, a Masterwork movie about faith and ideas that rocks everything we’ve been dealing with. Andrew Garfield may win the Oscar for best actor. But this is the Big Idea movie Hollywood has lacked for some time. It’s strange, too, because the word out of Los Angeles on Sunday was that “Silence” was boring or something. I don’t know who those people could be who thought that. “Silence” is a meditation on theology, but it’s also a completely engrossing, absorbing movie in which Big Ideas are made accessible in dialogue and visuals...
  • Donald Trump and the Canary in the LGBT Coal Mine

    12/09/2016 6:47:52 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 9, 2016 | AUSTIN RUSE
    As Donald Trump begins to staff his administration, his appointees should understand how deeply the ideologically-driven LGBTs have burrowed into permanent jobs in the permanent bureaucracy and how dangerous they are.The new political appointees should also understand how this group and their allies have driven those who may disagree with their agenda either underground or from the federal bureaucracy altogether, and some even to jail.And they should understand that this group is entrenched and determined not to give an inch in the territory they have gained under the incredibly radical Obama administration.The LGBT cadres had already made great strides...
  • Veterans Affairs chief: 'No VA medical facility is bad'

    12/09/2016 6:42:05 PM PST · by kevcol · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 9, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald argued no VA hospital is "bad" in a letter to USA Today on Friday, just one day after the publication exposed an internal rating system that showed several clinics in Texas and Tennessee had received low marks. "To be clear, no VA medical facility is bad or failing," wrote McDonald and Sloan Gibson, his deputy, in a letter that was obtained by the Washington Examiner.
  • Navy Won’t Remove ‘Midshipman’ Title Because It’s Enshrined In The Law As A Rank

    12/09/2016 6:28:54 PM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 9, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    The goal of the job title review Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus initiated back in January is to make women feel more included now that they have access to all combat roles, but the reason midshipman will remain in its current state is because the name is a rank stipulated by the law, Capital Gazette reports. . . . In late September, the Navy announced that it was ditching historic job titles and revamping the entire system, in effect removing an element that made the Navy unique from other services in the military. . . . Sailors have reacted...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Countdown To Christmas ~ 10 December 2016

    12/09/2016 5:59:57 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 155 replies
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  • Man Who Called Tennessee Wildfire Victims 'Trump-Suckin Pond Scum' Fired

    12/09/2016 5:48:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 100 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/9 | Christopher Brennan
    A man who called residents of fire-ravaged Gatlinburg, Tenn., “Trump-suckin pond scum” has lost his job. “Funny story. I was recently in gatlinburg. Had a terrible time, I felt that the place was a cesspool of consumerism and a bastion of the worst aspects of southern culture. Turns out a wildfire just burned most of the town to the ground,” Coleman Bonner said in a post late last month. “Good riddance gatlinburg. And good luck, you mouth-breathing, toothless, diabetic, cousin-humpin, mountain-drew chuggin, moon-pie-munchin, pall-mall smokin, trump-suckin pond scum.” Bonner, who was listed as posting from Wessington, Ala., ended his litany...
  • GOP introduces plan to massively cut Social Security [The Lies Begin Again! #FakeNews]

    12/09/2016 5:06:25 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Yahoo Fake News ^ | 12/9/16 | Ethan Wolff-Mann
    am Johnson, a Republican from Texas and chair of the Ways and Means Committee, introduced legislation to significantly cut Social Security. The bill introduced by Johnson, who is also the chair of the Social Security subcommittee, slashes benefits, adds means testing, and would raise the retirement age from 67 to 69. ...Michael Linden, associate director...at Center for American Progress, pointed out on Twitter, a letter from Social Security’s Office of the Actuary calculated workers making around $50,000 would see checks shrink by between 11% and 35%.
  • MSNBC Anchor Falsely Claims Fox News Had Christmas Party at Trump’s D.C. Hotel

    12/09/2016 4:39:35 PM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 9, 2016 | Cameron Cawthorne
    MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle falsely claimed on her show Friday morning that Fox News had its Christmas party at President-elect Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C. . . . “Think about the hotel in Washington right now. The RNC [Republican National Committee] is having their Christmas party there. Fox News had their Christmas party there. That doesn’t feel a little hanky?” Ruhle asked. . . . Ruhle issued an apology later in the day during the 2 p.m. broadcast of MSNBC Live explaining that her comment was wrong and she made a mistake
  • LYNCH TO VISIT MOSQUE AMID SPIKE IN ANTI-MUSLIM HATE CRIMES

    12/09/2016 3:38:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 69 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 9, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting a mosque in Virginia next week amid a sharp increase in hate crimes targeting Muslims. Lynch is scheduled to visit the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center in Sterling on Monday morning.
  • Changing the Way we fight and win (Color of Change)

    12/09/2016 3:37:47 PM PST · by spintreebob · 5 replies
    Color Of Change ^ | 12/9/2016 | Rashad Robinson
    https://vts.inxpo.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowKey=35887 It's time to get in formation. With one month left before Donald Trump takes office, we’ve reached a crucial moment in our movement where we must set a fresh agenda that will lead us in the fight ahead. This Monday, December 12 from 7-8 ET, we invite you to a virtual townhall, “It’s time To Get In Formation: Changing the Way we Fight and Win.” This virtual event will be moderated by CNN contributor and President of Dream Corps, Van Jones and hosted by our very own Arisha Hatch. We have a powerful lineup of movement leaders Linda Sarsour,...
  • They couldn’t compete: Marxist sandwich store closes

    12/09/2016 3:31:27 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 70 replies
    Bartertown Diner didn’t allow for bosses or managers and allowed for a living wage, and a strong union. It also apparently didn’t allow for enough profits to stay open. Workers at Bartertown were able to decide the menu and business hours, creating odd times that confused customers. Many patrons complained that it took up to 40 minutes to get a sandwich. Politics also caused fights between customers. Bartertown offered free food to police officers for keeping the community safe, which enraged socialists who hate cops. Additionally, their no tipping policy caused staff not to work as hard because there was...
  • Egyptian Women Resist Harassment With Short Dresses

    12/09/2016 3:08:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 9 December 2016 | Ashraf AbdelHamid
    A group of Egyptian women have resorted to a new and original way to fight sexual harassment during a march in the capital, Cairo - wearing short dresses. As onlookers watched on in silent amazement, the women waved signs carrying the message: "we are wearing the dresses of the past, we want the streets of the past”. The message was referring to the sixties and seventies when women’s skirts and dresses were fashionably much shorter, but they received less unwelcomed attention. Dr Riham Atef, the organizer of the march, told Al Arabiya.Net: “The concept behind this march is inspired by...
  • Newsweek Describes Trump as 'Dear Leader' of White Supremacists

    12/09/2016 3:05:54 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 9, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Six years ago, Newsweek sold for a grand total of one dollar. Many would say that amount was way overpriced and one big reason is the completely unprofessional sick smear job they are pulling on Donald Trump. An example is an article written by culture writer Ryan Bort, who makes no attempt to hide his Trump hate. Bort used a timeline of rough years throughout human history to exhibit his Trump Derangement Syndrome. Somehow, Bort felt it pertinent to go as far as to even link Trump and the Bubonic Plague from the year 1347.
  • Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

    12/09/2016 2:46:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.
  • Fake News Exposed -- Reporter Tweets Totally False Claim Trump Supporters Booed John Glenn

    12/09/2016 2:03:19 PM PST · by Strac6 · 32 replies
    Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald is the definition of fake news. Eichenwald tweeted Thursday night that attendees at Donald Trump’s victory rally actually booed when the President-elect announced the passing of the late, great John Glenn. He would later go on to delete the tweet, but not before being screenshotted by Mediaite’s Alex Griswold and receiving thousands of retweets. (Mediaite) “Trump supporters booed John Glenn when Trump mentioned his name at today’s rally,” he wrote. “A real American hero who risked his life [for] us. They booed.” Eichenwald doubled down on the claim, which was soon to be proven totally false....
  • Public University Professors Demand “Sanctuary Campus” to Shield Illegal Aliens

    12/09/2016 1:54:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 9, 2016
    Comparing immigration enforcement to “fugitive slave laws,” professors at a taxpayer-funded university in south Florida are demanding that the school protect illegal aliens by creating a “sanctuary campus.” Students at colleges around the nation have made similar requests to protect undocumented classmates after president-elect Donald Trump vowed to increase deportations and reverse an Obama administration measure that shields those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But the Florida professors are blazing the trail as the first faculty members to officially call for campus-wide sanctuary in the aftermath of the presidential election. They work at Florida International University (FIU), a...
  • Radical Far Left Group Demands World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers Be Torn Down Because It...

    12/09/2016 1:53:56 PM PST · by blueyon · 50 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 12/07/16 | Jim Hoft
    ""Radical Far Left Group Demands World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers Be Torn Down Because It Includes a Cross"" The Bladensburg Cross was built in 1925 in Bladensburg, Marlyand in 1925. The cross was a designed by mothers of local soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. The American Legion raised the money to build the cross on private land. Now a radical far left group is demanding the cross be taken down. It offends them. The Becket Fund reported: For 90 years, a war memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland has reminded passersby of the ultimate sacrifice made...
  • Memphis ties record of 213 homicides

    12/09/2016 1:08:20 PM PST · by seacapn · 21 replies
    WREG-TV Channel 3 (CBS) Memphis ^ | Updated at 11:53AM, December 9, 2016 | Eric Lipford
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are investigating a pair of murders in two Memphis neighborhoods. These murders mean the city has tied its record of 213 homicides set in 1993.
  • ‘Then We Will Fight in the Shade’ – A Guide to Winning the Media Wars

    12/09/2016 12:53:46 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 08 December 2016 | Michael Krieger
    Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. – Sun Tzu, The Art of War The ongoing battle between independent, alternative media and legacy corporate-government sponsored propaganda media is in full swing following Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election. While I’m no big fan of Trump, his win has so emotionally damaged the U.S. status quo they have begun to lash out in a hysterical and careless manner against those they feel prevented Her Highness, Hillary Clinton, from ascending to the throne. 2016 was the year...
  • Here’s How Black People Could Use Jury Nullification To Break The Justice System

    12/09/2016 11:55:03 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 82 replies
    opinion piece in Above the Law website ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Elie Mystal
    Here’s How Black People Could Use Jury Nullification To Break The Justice System By Elie Mystal Dec 7, 2016 at 1:26 PM frican-Americans live in a world where the police can murder us and get away with it. Walter Scott proved that, for anybody who still had a lingering doubt. There is no justice for black people. And yet violently revolting against the system will get us nowhere. Maybe it’s time for black people to use the same tool white people have been using to defy a system they do not consent to: jury nullification. White juries regularly refuse to...
  • In France, Presidential Candidate Le Pen Opposes Public Education for Illegal Immigrant Kids

    12/09/2016 11:48:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/09/2016 | Michael Walsh
    With the wind in her sails, "far right" French presidential candidate Marine le Pen called for ending free education to illegal alien children whose parents have violated French law by arriving and staying in France. "I've got nothing against foreigners but I say to them: if you come to our country, don't expect that you will be taken care of, treated (by the health system) and that your children will be educated for free," Le Pen said. "That's finished now, it's the end of playtime," she told a conference in Paris in comments that provoked a storm of condemnation...
  • Illinois Democrat Loses Fight to Penalize Businesses That Help Build Trump’s Border Wall

    12/09/2016 11:46:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/09/2016 | Rod Kackley
    Illinois state Rep Will Guzzardi, a Democrat from the Northwest side of Chicago, failed to win legislative approval for a bill that would have required state pension funds to divest investments in companies hired by the Trump administration to build a border wall. “If Trump wants to build his wall he can, but our taxpayer dollars aren’t going to support it. Those aren’t our values,” Capitol Fax reported Guzzardi wrote in an email to his legislative colleagues. As for what exactly the values of Illinois might be, Guzzardi said he was inspired by a joint statement from California’s legislative leaders...
  • In Defense of Christendom: Having ignored its inheritance, Europe wonders why (trc)

    12/09/2016 11:24:45 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 25, 2015 (last year) | Bret Stephens
    ... Europe wonders why its house is falling apart. The death of Europe is in sight. Still hazy and not yet inevitable... Europe is reaching its end not because of its sclerotic economy, or stagnant demography, or dysfunctions of the superstate. Nor is the real cause the massive influx of ... migrants. Those desperate people are just the latest stiff breeze against the timber of a desiccated civilization. Europe is dying because it has become morally incompetent.... it stands for shallow things, shallowly. Europeans believe in human rights, tolerance, openness, peace, progress, the environment, pleasure. These beliefs are all very...
  • Fake News Exposed — Reporter Tweets Totally False Claim Trump Supporters Were Booing

    12/09/2016 11:21:18 AM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    Daily caller ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald is the definition of fake news. Eichenwald tweeted Thursday night that attendees at Donald Trump’s victory rally actually booed when the President-elect announced the passing of the late, great John Glenn. -snip Eichenwald doubled down on the claim, which was soon to be proven totally false. -snip After being exposed, Eichenwald apologized for his mistake with a third tweet.
  • Leaked Phone Calls Between Donald Trump and Barack Obama - Conan O’Brien, TBS

    12/09/2016 10:25:27 AM PST · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    YouTube - Multiple links in body of thread | November 30, December 2, 5, 7, 2016 | Uploaded by Team Coco
    EXCLUSIVE Leaked Audio Of Obama & Trump's Phone Calls - CONAN on TBS - November 30, 2016 Even More Leaked Phone Calls Between Donald Trump & Barack Obama - CONAN on TBS - December 2, 2016 Still More Leaked Trump & Obama Phone Calls - CONAN on TBS - December 5, 2016 Donald Trump Keeps Calling Barack Obama - CONAN on TBS - December 7, 2016
  • Mo Dowd: Election Therapy From My Basket of Deplorables

    12/09/2016 11:13:01 AM PST · by seanmerc · 77 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 Nov 16 | Maureen Dowd
    Donald Trump pulled off one of the greatest political feats in modern history by defeating Hillary Clinton and the vaunted Clinton machine. The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama: his fantasy world of political correctness, the politicization of the Justice Department and the I.R.S., an out-of-control E.P.A., his neutering of the military, his nonsupport of the police and his fixation on things like transgender bathrooms. Since he became president, his party has lost 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships. The country had signaled strongly in the last two midterms that they were not happy. The...
  • WTVJ Photographer Attacked During Story

    12/09/2016 10:18:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    TV Spy ^ | 12/8/16 | Kevin Eck
    A woman accused of faking her own abduction attacked a photographer from Miami NBC-owned station WTVJ. Samantha Martinez first pushed reporter Michael Spears when he asked about the abduction after Martinez was released from jail Wednesday. Then when she saw a WTVJ photographer shooting video, she went on the attack. “I will knock your ass out,” said Martinez as she headed towards the photographer. “Get your **** outta my *** face.”
  • Liberal church Houses Muslim Refugees Horrified by What they Find in Pews !!!

    12/09/2016 10:06:08 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 92 replies
    News chicken.com ^ | December 9, 2016
    A leftist Christian church decided to show their community that they must open borders by taking in Muslim refugees and letting them live in the church building. However, as soon as they opened their doors, they were forced to call the police when they discovered the sickening thing asylum seekers left for them in the church pews. The West is trapped in a vicious circle of embracing migrants, being abused by said migrants, and blaming the victims for provoking their wrath. The same tolerance and acceptance is not only never returned, but the gracious hosts find that their hospitality is...
  • Is it Game Over for Pan Am Pilots?

    12/09/2016 9:42:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 9, 2016 | Leesa K. Donner
    In just two weeks, it will be twenty-eight years since Pan Am Flight 103 exploded at 31,000 feet over Lockerbie, Scotland – killing all 259 passengers as well as eleven citizens on the ground. And in a little less than one week, on December 14th, the “living wounded” of Pan Am Flight 103 will finally get their day in court. Sixteen days before this tragic act of terrorism, which included the murder of thirty-five Syracuse University students aboard, the U.S Embassy in Finland had been tipped off that a bomb was set to be placed on a plane out of...
  • Trump Fans Urge Star Wars Boycott Over Reshoot Claims

    12/09/2016 9:39:02 AM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    BBCNews ^ | December 9, 2016
    Trump Fans Urge Star Wars Boycott Over Reshoot Claims Supporters of Donald Trump are urging a boycott of the Star Wars film, Rogue One, due for US release next week. The campaign began with a series of tweets from activist Jack Posobiec, who claimed the writers changed the film to add scenes linking Mr Trump to racism. Screenwriter Chris Weitz said that this was "completely fake", though he and another writer have tweeted their opposition to the US president-elect. #DumpStarWars has been retweeted 120,000 times in the past 24 hours. Star Wars writers rewrote and reshot Rogue One to add...
  • Watch: Hillary Clinton greeted by sobbing women on Capitol Hill

    12/09/2016 9:32:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 90 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/8/16 6:45 PM | By Anna Giaritelli
    Hillary Clinton was greeted by sobbing, ecstatic women on her way out of an event on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. The ardent supporters thanked the Democratic presidential nominee for running for president, albeit unsuccessfully. The group of 20-something-year-olds cried as Clinton shook their hands. Clinton was in the company of former vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, a Democratic senator from Virginia. Clinton spoke at Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's portrait unveiling in the Russell Senate Office Building. After the Reid event, Hillary Clinton greeted several Kaine staffers and young supporters, some of whom can be heard sobbing in...
  • Obama's National Security Report Card -- Unsatisfactory

    12/09/2016 9:31:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    In his speech at MacDill Air Force Base, President Obama bragged that he has made America safer while preserving America's values. The incessant self-absorption is annoying enough, but the self-delusion puts it over the top. Whether he's talking the economy or national security, he always paints a picture of his performance that contradicts reality. Do Americans actually feel safer under his watch than they did under that of President George W. Bush? Has he inspired confidence that he is aggressively fighting terrorism at home and abroad and that he is administering a coherent foreign policy? Or does he come off...
  • Mississippi Governor: ‘No Syrian Refugees For Us Until D.C. Takes Sone’

    12/09/2016 9:19:09 AM PST · by rhett october · 22 replies
    Varney & Co.'s Twitter Feed ^ | 12-8-2016 | Amy Moreno
    From the video: "I’m currently working with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and Mississippi Office of Homeland Security to determine the current status of any Syrian refugees that may be brought to our state in the near future. I will do everything humanly possible to stop any plans from the Obama administration to put Syrian refugees in Mississippi. The policy of bringing these individuals into the country is not only misguided, it is extremely dangerous. I’ll be notifying President Obama of my decision today to resist this potential action." “[We have taken] none so far, so certainly we can...
  • The "Post-Truth" World of Academia

    12/09/2016 9:19:01 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 9, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    Radical ideas that defy reality can flourish at Universities that indoctrinate students with intellectual insanity while inculcating them against Biblical morality. "Post-truth," the "Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year 2016," provides an apt description of the culture and ideology propagated today on many of America's college campuses. The term is " … an adjective defined as 'relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.'" Consider the "IvyQ" conference held this year on the Harvard College campus. Harvard's “Office of BGLTQ Student Life” explains that "...
  • Kellyanne Conway: I'm Getting Death Threats Fueled by Pro-Clinton Rhetoric

    12/09/2016 9:10:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/9/16 | David Caplan
    Donald Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway has blasted the president-elect's critics -- namely Hillary Clinton supporters -- for fueling a barrage of death threats against her. "Anytime I respond, anytime I defend myself against these ... allegations that are now leading to death threats ... I'm seen as ungracious," Conway said during an interview Thursday on MSNBC with Chris Matthews, referring, in part, to claims that the Trump campaign gave a platform to white nationalists. "Why are we sore winners? I'm not a sore winner. I'm a winner. My guy is a winner. He's the next president of the United...
  • It was Raining Hard in Frisco - Uber Bans Flirting

    12/09/2016 8:37:52 AM PST · by x1stcav · 40 replies
    CBS News - Philadelphia ^ | 12/8/1026 | Ian Bush
    Uber riders can rate their drivers on a five-star scale, but the assessment works the other way, too. And now, the ride-hailing app has released new rules of the road, including five infractions that could get you banned.