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  • Mark Levin’s New Blockbuster ‘Plunder and Deceit’ Sets the Stage for the 2016 Debates

    07/05/2015 4:17:04 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5 Jul 2015 | Stephen K. Bannon
    Radio host Mark Levin’s new book warns America about the impending crisis that will doom the next generation: ... Levin’s sixth book is a “fire bell in the night” to our nation, especially its young people, about the attack on liberty and prosperity and the coming crisis, manufactured by a Leviathan-like government, that threatens to swallow future generations. The power of Levin’s book is in his taking virtually every major problem facing the country — the debt, entitlements, open immigration, radical environmentalism, education, minimum wage, national security, the Constitution, and others — and compellingly laying out the case against big...
  • Rivlin: Radicals Have Hijacked Ramadan

    07/05/2015 3:39:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/15 | Yaakov Levi
    At an event marking the end of the Ramadan fast on Sunday, President Reuven Rivlin spoke with Arabic language mediaand discussed a number of issues, chief among them the relations between Arabs and Jews in Israel. At the outset, Rivlin noted that both Jews and Muslims had fasted on Sunday – the latter for Ramadan, and the former for the Seventeenth Day of Tammuz, commemorating the events leading up to the destruction of the Holy Temples in Jerusalem. A common fast, said Rivlin, could help build a bridge to understanding to both communities. “I am aware of the distress and...
  • Eight Dead, 41 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Violence in Chicago

    07/05/2015 3:37:50 PM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 7/5/2015 | unknown
    At least eight people have died and 41 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this Fourth of July weekend.
  • Multiple Factors At Work As Many Brace For Higher Health Insurance Premiums In 2016

    07/05/2015 3:08:32 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 10 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Kathleen McGrory
    The Affordable Care Act has weathered its share of punches in recent weeks, including a Supreme Court challenge that could have led to its unraveling. Its next bout could hit consumers in the pocketbook. In Florida, several big-name insurance providers — including Aetna, Cigna, Coventry and United Healthcare — have already proposed double-digit rate increases for individual health insurance plans, federal records show. The figures are not final, and they represent only a slice of the plans available on the individual insurance market. (Companies requesting single-digit hikes don't have to publish their rates until later in the year.) But experts...
  • Why not polygamy, and why stop there?

    07/05/2015 3:06:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jim Picht
    The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the country is the end of the legal discussion on the topic, at least for now. It isn’t, however, the end of the discussion on marriage. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion rests on four principles, which according to him “demonstrate that the reasons marriage is fundamental under the Constitution apply with equal force to same-sex couples.” His first and third principles raise some intriguing possibilities, and his fourth principle opens the floodgates to a world of fun. The first premise of this Court’s relevant precedents is that the right to personal choice...
  • Activists Protest Symbols Of Oppression In Tampa, Burn American Flag

    07/05/2015 2:56:49 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 35 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Zack Peterson
    Surrounded by nearly 50 activists, Crystal Wilson steadied a small American flag in one hand, and a lighter in the other. "The American flag holds as much hatred, as much oppression, as much blood as the Confederate flag," said Wilson, 25. She sparked the lighter, guiding the small flame to the red, white and blue cloth. It caught fire, and burned away the flecks of fabric. Another activist raised two smaller flags to the fire, and a third raised a full-sized American flag to the conflagration. Together, the emblems of freedom withered into tiny black bits on the sidewalk. The...
  • The Man Who Never Bothered Telling His Wife He Was 'British Schindler' Dies at 106

    07/05/2015 2:52:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | Andrew Walker
    Even the most open and loving husbands do not admit everything they did in their 20s to their wives. For most people it's that drink driving thing at University, the fancy dress outfit that really was in bad taste after-all or the BBQ fail that made everyone ill. But the secret Grete Winton discovered about her husband in 1988 left her absolutely stunned. She found a scrap book on a routine clean of her loft detailing how her husband Nicholas had saved 669 Jewish children from the Holocaust when he was just 29-years-old. The reason Grete did not know Nicholas'...
  • Jane Fonda sounds climate change alarm in Toronto (we're all gonna die alert)

    07/05/2015 2:12:55 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    The Star ^ | July 4, 2015 | Christopher Reynolds
    Fonda’s not in town to revive her fandom or her past betrothals. The 77-year-old actor and activist comes with a solar-fuelled fire in her belly. “The climate change problem is the issue of our civilization. It will affect everything about our lives if we don’t do something about it,” she says. Touching down Friday night from Los Angeles, the two-time Oscar winner is part of a parade of celebrities and distinguished guests who are putting foot to pavement in Sunday’s March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate. The demonstration, organized by environmental group 350.org two days before Toronto hosts the...
  • For Many, Obamacare Is Becoming The Unaffordable Care Act

    07/05/2015 1:25:31 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 5, 2015 | By Richard Eisenberg
    Let me start by saying this is not a political screed against Obamacare; I’m thrilled that some 18 million Americans now have health insurance who didn’t before the law took effect, lowering the percentage of uninsured adults from 18% in 2013 to 11.9% today. But I’m growing concerned that for some people — especially older, middle- and lower-income adults — the Affordable Care Act is becoming The Unaffordable Care Act. A Growing Problem: The Underinsured Several recent studies suggest to me that due to a combination of Obamacare’s incentives to reduce premiums; the rise of so-called “consumer-driven” and high-deductible health...
  • StolenGuns A Commonality In Tampa Shootings

    07/05/2015 1:18:22 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | July 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Behrman / Tribune Staff
    TAMPA — Most of the 21 homicides and more than two dozen shootings Tampa police have investigated this year have several factors in common. The violence primarily is a result of neighborhood feuds among groups of mostly young black men, police say. All of the shootings took place in East and West Tampa. And investigators are struggling to get information from witnesses and victims about who committed the crimes. Another pattern has emerged that has Tampa police and federal authorities working together to put a stop to it: Most of the bullets are being fired from stolen guns. “We believe...
  • Ann Coulter: By End Of The Weekend More Americans Will Be Killed by Mexicans than Sharks

    07/05/2015 12:53:11 PM PDT · by Unedited · 37 replies
    uneditedpolitics.com ^ | 7/5/15 | Unedited
    Once again, Ann Coulter shows she is excellent at getting attention and hawking her new book.
  • Dominican Plan to Expel Haitians Tests Close Ties

    07/05/2015 12:51:08 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 1 replies
    THE NEW YORK TIMES ^ | 04 JULY 2015 | THE NEW YORK TIMES
    SABANETA, Dominican Republic — For decades, the people of Barrio Cementerio, a neighborhood divided evenly between Dominicans and Haitians, have shared a peaceful coexistence. Proximity smothered prejudice: Working side by side and raising families together helped keep tensions in check. That is changing now. A government plan that could deport tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic has started to tear at the unity that once bound this place, forcing residents to pick a side.
  • Trump and the Myth of Immigrant Crime (Humongous Barf Alert!!!)

    07/05/2015 11:41:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Donald Trump sees himself as a martyr to the truth. All he did was point out that among the foreigners who have come to this country are some who do not scrupulously abide by all our criminal laws -- only to be pilloried for his honesty. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," he said when he announced his presidential campaign. "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists." For this unvarnished assessment, he has paid a price: Univision and NBC severed their ties with him. Macy's said it is dropping his line of clothing. Mattress maker...
  • Time for Civil Disobedience, Christians

    07/05/2015 11:29:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 126 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | Matt Barber
    “Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.” – John 15:20 The push back has begun. Christian business owners, lawyers, parents, judges, county clerks, organizations, universities, hospitals, adoption agencies and other individuals and groups have been given an ultimatum by five unelected, unaccountable liberals in Washington, D.C.: “You must now obey us and disobey God. You must pretend, with us, that sin-based same-sex ‘marriage’ is an actual thing.” To which we say, “Not on your life.”...
  • The Real Insidiousness of the Supremes

    07/05/2015 11:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    I in no way assert that I am an expert on the Supreme Court. I have read many books about Supremes such as Felix Frankfurter and John Jay, but that only gives me an inkling of insight. Listening to tapes of the testimony of the most famous cases gives me a little more knowledge. When the decisions came down last week, I relied on experts on both sides to give their thoughts and interpretations. Yet, they missed the key point of what occurred last week. A few got close. You see there was a court case in 1984 called Chevron...
  • The New Post-Homophobic Christianity: Christians are going to adapt to the new America just fine

    07/05/2015 11:16:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 07/05/2015 | Sally Kohn
    Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that legalized marriage equality in America, some conservative Christians have been downright apoplectic. In a ridiculously offensive analogy, right wing anti-equality zealot Bryan Fischer tweeted: From a moral standpoint, 6/26 is now our 9/11.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2015 Channeling a similar anger, though in a more commonly heard form, Fox News commentator Todd Starnes tweeted: If you thought the cultural purge over the Confederate flag was breathtaking -- wait until you see what LGBT activists do with Christians.— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 26, 2015 Meanwhile, Rod Dreher of the American...
  • Poll: Americans say Confederate flag symbol of pride, not racism

    07/05/2015 11:09:20 AM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | KELLY COHEN
    A majority of Americans see the Confederate flag as a symbol of Southern pride, not as a symbol of racism. [snip] Public opinion about the flag now is about where it was 15 years ago. In May 2009, 59 percent of Americans viewed the Confederate flag as symbol of Southern pride. Sixty-nine percent said the same in December 1992 — both according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll.
  • Declaration of Independence' Preserves The Patriots' Faces

    07/05/2015 10:56:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    IT IS THE classic American history painting, instantly familiar to millions as the image of that fateful moment in 1776 when history turned on its hinge, and a nation conceived in liberty was born. For nearly two centuries, it has hung in the Rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, an icon of the American founding by an artist who lived through the Revolution and personally met most of the men depicted in his painting. And yet John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 captures a scene that never occurred. In the famous picture, the five men appointed to prepare...
  • Secret White House Gay Wedding Revealed

    07/05/2015 10:54:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jul 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Before the White House was bathed in rainbow light to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, a secret gay wedding was conducted in the building by former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett. Lovett, who worked for Obama during his first term, reveals that he used his White House privileges to sneak in a pair of gay men under the guise of giving them a tour, then performed a wedding ceremony in the Rose Garden without the knowledge of the president. “We were very nervous. They were nervous because they were getting married. I was nervous because I...
  • S.F. killing sparks national outrage, likely political fallout

    07/05/2015 10:45:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, July 5, 2015 | Carla Marinucci
    The barrage of outraged tweets from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump decrying the shocking San Francisco slaying of 32-year old Kathryn Steinle signals the start of what may be an intense immigration debate with potential fallout in California, home to the nation’s largest undocumented population.
  • Santorum praises Trump's focus on immigration

    07/05/2015 10:41:56 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 5, 2015 | Rebecca Kaplan
    Rick Santorum said he didn't like Donald Trump's "verbiage" when he called Mexican immigrants "rapists" in his presidential announcement speech, but said he was raising an important point by bringing up the effect that illegal immigration has on American workers. "While I don't like the verbiage he's used, I like the fact that he is focused on a very important issue for American workers and particularly, legal immigrants in this country," Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator and presidential candidate said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. "People who are coming illegally, obviously, are coming with a bad intent, let's just...
  • The Reasons Why Democrats Are the Party of Slavery and Victimization | ZoNation

    07/05/2015 10:37:03 AM PDT · by South40 · 7 replies
    PJ Media (ZoNation) ^ | 29 MAR 2015
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  • Clarice Feldman: The Penumbra School of Law

    07/05/2015 9:51:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    I was watching in horror a series of Mark Dice videos of interviews in which passersby signed petitions to repeal the First Amendment toshut down criticism of Obama because it was all clearly racist. petitioned to repeal the Bill of Rights; revealed they didn’t know when and why we celebrate the Fourth of July; signed up to ban the American flag and replace it with a New World Order one. I wanted to believe the people responding were outliers -- just ignorant San Diego beachgoers. Unfortunately there are too many indications they are not, and that this disregard for the...
  • How Did We Go From "Independence" to "Interdependence"?

    07/05/2015 9:30:41 AM PDT · by No One Special · 5 replies
    Diana West's Website ^ | July 4, 2015 | Diana West
    If July 4, 1776, is our Independence Day, March 11, 1941, is our Interdependence Day. A revolutionary thing happened on the way to World War II. It was called "Lend Lease." This was the legislation, approved on March 11, 1941, by which the neutral USA began to supply aid to countries at war with Hitler. It was spun by President Roosevelt and Democrats in Congress as a means of keeping America out of World War II, although it was recognized by many Republicans at the time as a war bill. But that's not all. Lend Lease granted extraordinary powers to...
  • A Showdown Between the KKK and the Black Panthers Is Brewing in Charleston

    07/05/2015 9:00:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 63 replies
    The New Black Panther Party and the Ku Klux Klan both scheduled hate rallies at the South Carolina state Capitol on the same day, July 18, and neither side appeared to be willing to consider rescheduling. According to Black Educators for Justice member James Mohammed, the NBPP would be out in full force at its rally. Likewise, USA Today reported earlier this week that the KKK left the following message on its answering machine: “We will be at the statehouse in Columbia, S.C., standing up for our Confederate history and all the southerners who fought and died against federal tyranny.”...
  • A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt

    07/05/2015 8:53:07 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 07/04/15 | Amy Taxin
    At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last year. While his teenage mother has been allowed to stay in the U.S. and seek a green card under a federal program for abused, abandoned and neglected children, Joshua has been classified as an enforcement priority by immigration prosecutors, his lawyer said.
  • Greeks can’t use iTunes, the App Store, PayPal and more thanks to the financial crisis

    07/05/2015 8:52:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Next Web ^ | 07/04/15 | Mic Wright
    Greece has a lot of problems right now as a result of the debt crisis, but one that you might not have immediately anticipated is that online services that require credit or debit payments to a foreign company are broken. As BuzzFeed reports, the Greek government’s imposition of capital controls – which restrict citizens’ ability to take money out of the country – following its failure to make debt repayment, also mean they can’t buy a €0.99 song from iTunes or grab new apps. Of course, it’s not the biggest issue faced by the country, but it is another source...
  • A transgender teen faced tough years in wake of Proposition 8

    07/05/2015 8:44:04 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 07/02/2015 | Jack Roach
    I was a sophomore in high school when the same-sex marriage question hit California ballots. Having spent my entire life up until that point in a Bay Area-bred bubble of positivity (later deemed the 'queer bubble' by my Maine-born best friend), I naively believed Proposition 8 would fail without much backlash. Talk about a rude awakening.
  • Maine police say 1 man killed in Calais fireworks accident (Darwin Award candidate)

    07/05/2015 8:20:51 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 25 replies
    WGME 13 ^ | July 5, 2013 | N/A
    Devon Staples, 22, was killed in a bizarre incident that took place in a backyard as Staples and his friends were firing off fireworks. Investigators said Staples had placed the fireworks mortar tube on top of his head and set it off. The explosion caused a fatal head injury and he died instantly. Police said Staples had been drinking with friends at one of their homes on South Street
  • Perry: Trump ‘Offensive’ Remarks Don’t ‘Represent’ the GOP

    07/05/2015 8:14:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/05/15 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” former Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Donald Trump’s remarks about Mexican immigrants being rapist and criminals were “offensive.” Addressing Trumps criticism of his handling of border security Perry said “I don’t think he understands the challenge, obviously.” Perry continued, “The fact is, I have said clearly that Donald Trump does not represent the Republican Party. I was offended by his remarks. Hispanics in America and Texas, from the Alamo to Afghanistan have been extraordinary people, citizens of our country and of our state. They have served nobly and...
  • THE BENHAM BROTHERS – WHATEVER THE COST (Christian call to activism by Charles Stanley follows)

    07/05/2015 8:03:50 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 7 replies
    InTouch.ORG ^ | Aired On 03 Jul 2015 | First Baptist Church Atlanta, Charles Stanley
    "If your theology is not your biography, then your theology is worthless.” That’s a lesson David and Jason Benham learned from their dad growing up. In this special (video) message, the brothers describe what it took to live out this principle under intense media pressure brought on by their faith.
  • BRUTAL FOOTAGE of Unsuspecting Navy Veteran Knocked Out by Thug in “Knockout Attack” (VIDEO)

    07/05/2015 7:38:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    Police are circulating this footage after an unsuspecting 52 year-old Navy veteran was knocked to the ground by a street thug and then beaten unconscious. The Navy veteran NEVER saw it coming. The suspect is described as a black teenager with braided hair, wearing blue jeans, a white sweat shirt, red tennis shoes and a black baseball cap. The victim had just exited a trolley on June 13th. Don’t expect this to make many headlines. It doesn’t fit the liberal media narrative.
  • US gun, ammo tax revenue hits record high - creating windfall for wildlife programs

    07/05/2015 7:03:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    duluthnewstribune.com ^ | 7/5/2015 | John Myers
    Gun owners across the U.S. continued their unprecedented spending spree in 2014, buying firearms and ammunition at a record clip and, whether they knew it or not, pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into wildlife conservation programs. Advertisement The federal excise tax on new firearms, ammunition and archery gear — collected at the manufacturer’s level — jumped to $824 million in 2014, up from the all-time high of $812 million in 2013 and more than triple the amount from a decade ago, according to recent federal data.
  • Republicans cast into turmoil as Donald Trump rides the populist surge

    07/05/2015 7:02:06 AM PDT · by Mariner · 71 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Juloy 5th, 2015 | By Philip Sherwell
    For Donald Trump the entrepreneur, it was a damaging week. Two major television networks severed ties, Macy’s dropped his clothing line and Carlos Slim, the even richer Mexican tycoon, ended a joint venture with him. But for Donald Trump the inveterate showman and Republican challenger for president, the week was a triumph as he climbed in the opinion polls and dominated media coverage, despite the backlash against his decision to condemn Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug traffickers. “Wow, Huffington Post just stated that I am number one in the polls of Republican candidates,” the brash billionaire bragged as the...
  • PETER HITCHENS: The best way to tackle terror? Keep calm and carry on quietly

    07/05/2015 6:58:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | 7/4/2015 | Peter Hitchens
    Politicians react to terrorism much as parents might respond when their lisping tiny offspring come home from sex-ed classes and ask them to explain what lesbians do. They panic. They have no idea what to say and they are terrified of committing themselves, righly suspecting that their answers will be stored up and embarrassingly remembered... But they have to pretend to know..... I have watched this for years... But last week they outdid themselves, churning out gallons of swirling hogwash. The most ridiculous of all was (as usual) the comically unqualified Education Secretary Nicky Morgan......... . How could teachers spot...
  • The Declaration of Codependence

    07/05/2015 6:48:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    As we celebrate our independence this weekend, we probably also should mourn it. No, we aren’t reverting back to British subjects, but we are becoming subjects again. There is a new hierarchy dominating much of our discourse and social interaction that creates a coveted status for victims. When once we declared our independence because of oppression, now being “oppressed” is a sought-after status. You’d think the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage that advocates so desperately wanted would have brought about some semblance of closure or calm, at least temporarily, to those who celebrated it. You’d be wrong. Victimhood, which...
  • What candidates really mean when they invoke the ‘Founding Fathers’

    07/05/2015 6:15:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/04/2015 | By Andrew M. Schocket
    There’s nothing more American than Fourth of July cookouts, fireworks — and political speeches, especially as we enter another presidential campaign season. For politicians, nothing suits the holiday better than invocations of our nation’s Founders. Not all such exclamations are cut from the same red-white-and-blue cloth, however. Pay close attention as the candidates praise the “Spirit of ’76,” and you’ll see that they’re not taking a break from partisan rhetoric, but engaging in politics at its most elemental level. Here’s a guide to some founding-related phrases and what they really mean today. “Founding Fathers” Nothing says “I’m a conservative” more...
  • Movement To Rename Schools Widens To Reach Progressive Woodrow Wilson

    07/05/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Samurai_Jack · 32 replies
    The growing movement to find new appellations for buildings, landmarks and even bodies of water named after Confederate leaders has finally expanded to reach Woodrow Wilson, America’s 28th president, a model progressive Democrat and a world-class racist scumbag.
  • Obama Leaves Out ‘God’ From 4th of July Weekly Address (VIDEO)

    07/05/2015 5:54:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/04/15 | Jim Hoft
    As Obama’s term as President is slowly nearing its end, more and more of who the man is, and what he truly stands for, is beginning to seep out. For instance, President Obama released his 4th of July weekly address for 2015 with one key ingredient missing: God. Unlike his weekly addresses during the previous two years, where the President concluded his speeches with “God Bless You All” (2014) and “So, God bless You All. And may God bless The United States of America” (2013), Obama left out any mention of God in his recent address. Instead, this year, he...
  • Poll: 70 percent of Americans believe news media is intentionally biased

    07/05/2015 5:47:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Nearly three quarters of Americans believe the news media reports with an intentional bias, according to a new survey. The 2015 State of the First Amendment Survey, conducted by the First Amendment Center and USA Today, was released Friday. It shows that only 24 percent of American adults agree with the statement that "overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias," while 70 percent disagree. When the question was asked last year, 41 percent agreed, a 17-point difference. [Snip] Other findings in the survey: • 38 percent agree that business owners should be required to provide services...
  • Flying the Confederate flag over a state capitol ... is like flying the Nazi flag over a synagogue

    07/05/2015 5:36:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 4, 2015 | Linda Stasi
    Complete Headline: Flying the Confederate flag over a U.S. state capitol building is like flying the Nazi flag over a synagogue Flying the Confederate battle flag — the symbol of the deadliest war in our country’s history — over a state capitol dome is like flying the Nazi flag over a synagogue. It symbolizes everything that the institution is not. As Americans, we’re better than that. Really. The Confederacy was about breaking apart the union, not its unification. That’s why we’re called the United States, not the Divided States of America.
  • Man hit with milk crate, called 'white bread' by...black men in anti-white attack on Staten Island

    07/05/2015 4:38:12 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | July 4, 2015 | Thomas Tracy
    Cops are hunting a group of men behind an anti-white attack on Staten Island, officials said Saturday. Seven black men called a 28-year-old man “white bread” and other insults as they threatened him on Vanderbilt Ave. and Targee St. in Fox Hills about 3 p.m. on June 19, cops said. The group then chased after the white victim, punching and kicking him. They struck him with a milk crate, a fluorescent light bulb, a bottle and other garbage they picked up, officials said. The victim managed to escape his attackers, suffering only minor wounds. The NYPD’s hate crimes task force...
  • Supreme Court has not the authority to redefine marriage

    07/05/2015 4:04:47 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 7/4/2015 | Bob Livingston
    Although they seem to think they do, five Ivy League-educated lawyers in league with the Prince of Darkness have not the authority to redefine marriage, which was not defined by man in the first place. God established marriage in Genesis 2:23-24, “The man said, ‘This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (ESV) The Supreme Court is not the first to...
  • July 4 crowds ignore call to boycott Georgia park over Confederate flag

    07/05/2015 3:58:54 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 50 replies
    Rueters ^ | 7/5/2015
    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (Reuters) - Fourth of July holidaymakers ignored a call to boycott Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, known as the "Confederate Rushmore," over its display of the contentious Confederate flag. Hundreds of people had staked out spots at the 3,200-acre (1,295-hectare) privately run park by noon on Saturday for nighttime laser and fireworks shows. They shrugged off heavy rain on the park's busiest day of the year as well as the boycott call. Democratic state Representative LaDawn Blackett Jones this week urged people to stay away from the park 10 miles (16 km) east of Atlanta because it flies...
  • As Long as We're Discussing Flags, What About Minnesota's? (It's Racist)

    07/04/2015 10:56:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | JULY 2, 2015 | Judith Harrington
    It, too, may fail to reflect current sensibilities. The current interest in the removal of the Confederate battle flag from public displays and store shelves provides an excellent opportunity to examine what the Minnesota state flag represents. The images on the flag are interpreted by state documents as innocuous symbols of the state’s history. A critical examination of what the flag is saying, however, should make Minnesotans reconsider what their state flag projects about their state. The state flag of Minnesota is often something that is taken for granted. Thousands of people see the flag flying without giving it a...
  • Hillary Clinton Encourages Distraught Gay Child Depicted in Viral (staged) Photo

    07/04/2015 10:51:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 4, 2014 | Liz Kreutz
    I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me. This Humans of New York photo showing what it says is a distraught young boy crying because he is gay has gone viral, with thousands of people commenting on Facebook offering advice and words of support. “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me,” the caption reads. [Snip] “Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing,” [Hillary] wrote. “You will surprise yourself with what you’re capable of and the incredible things...
  • I Own Guns. But I Hate the NRA.

    07/04/2015 10:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | JULY 4, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary “Please stay on the line …” from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: “Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns?” The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I hung...
  • New Jersey Boy Stands on Street Corner for Days Asking Drivers to "Honk for USA"

    07/04/2015 10:13:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Jul 4, 2015
    A 14-year-old New Jersey boy eager to express his patriotism has been standing on a street corner in front of his house with an American flag and a sign reading "Honk if you love the USA," and he says he'll continue to stand there until the fireworks go off on the Fourth of July. Shpejtim Zenelej has been standing on the corner of Harold Avenue and Franklin Street in Rahway all day every day since Sunday, inspired to show his love for America after he saw reports of flag burning last week. "It's the best country in the world," he...
  • Shocking Footage of a Navy Veteran Knocked out by Thug in Brutal "Knockout Game"

    07/04/2015 9:36:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2015
    San Diego, CA – Authorities on Wednesday circulated surveillance camera images of a youth sought for beating up a 52-year-old man at a La Mesa transit depot. The victim had just exited a trolley about 8 p.m. June 13 when the assailant jumped him, punching him until he fell to the ground and then kicking him in the head, according to police. A surveillance camera captured images of the aggressor, described as a black teenager with braided hair, wearing blue jeans, a white sweat shirt, red tennis shoes and a black baseball cap.
  • Star Trek Icon Apologizes for Clarence Thomas 'Blackface' Slur

    07/04/2015 9:34:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    The Root ^ | July 4 2015 | LYNETTE HOLLOWAY
    George Takei called Thomas a "clown in blackface" following the justice's dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling.Star Trek legend George Takei has apologized for calling Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface" following the Supreme Court justice's dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling, according to CNN. "I was still seething, and I referred to him as a 'clown in blackface' to suggest that he had abdicated and abandoned his heritage," Takei wrote Friday in a Facebook post. "This was not intended to be racist, but rather to evoke a history of racism in the theatrical arts. While...