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  • Ivy League School Holds Funeral For Michael Brown And Non-White People Killed By Racism

    11/23/2014 12:37:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 22, 2014 | Emma Colton
    Preparing for the soon expected grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Missouri, students at the University of Pennsylvania held a ceremonial funeral on Friday afternoon for “black and brown bodies” oppressed by the evils of capitalism and the racism of police officers. Known as the Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), the multicultural student group founded in 2012 has held a litany of stunts on the Philadelphia campus to “create a more conscious and active community at UPenn and in Philadelphia,” according to the group’s Facebook page. Since the beginning of the school year, SOUL has deemed Friday “#FergusonFriday,” a...
  • IndyStar Deletes Racist Cartoon About Illegal Immigrants

    11/22/2014 8:09:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    <p>The Indianapolis Star deleted a racist Gary Varvel cartoon depicting an illegal immigrant family climbing through the window while a white family had Thanksgiving dinner. Wow, really? The fact is, not all illegal immigrants are Hispanics.</p>
  • DUPREE: Black Leaders Shamefully Silent On Obama’s Amnesty

    DUPREE: Black Leaders Shamefully Silent On Obama’s Amnesty The “March for Jobs” rally sponsored by the Black American Leadership Alliance on Monday was the first broad, organized rally in the nation’s capital on the issue since House Republicans held a strategy session last week on immigration reform. By Wayne Dupree - - Friday, November 21, 2014 The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are endorsing President Obama’s amnesty for illegal immigrants, as they endeavor to maintain the fiction that the Democratic Party is aligned with the needs of the black community...
  • Bill would lift ban on VA doctors advising patients on medical marijuana

    11/22/2014 8:49:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2014 | Kelly Cohen
    A new bill aims to make it easier for veterans to talk to their doctors about medical marijuana. The Veterans Equal Access Act, introduced Thursday by Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. and Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., would lift a ban Veterans Affairs doctors face that prevents them from giving opinions or recommendations on medical marijuana to veterans living in states where its use is permitted. "Post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury are just as damaging and harmful as any injuries that are visible from the outside," Blumenauer said in a statement, according to the Huffington Post. “Sometimes even more so because of...
  • Republicans want to oppose Obama on immigration, but how?

    11/22/2014 6:15:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/22/2014 | y MICHAEL A. MEMOLI, LISA MASCARO
    Republicans in Congress are unified in their desire to fight President Obama's action to protect more than 4 million immigrants from deportation and ease rules for up to 1 million more. They just can't agree on how to do it. Should they shut down the government? File a lawsuit? Or is there a more measured approach that could showcase Republican leadership, such as passing a legislative alternative? "We're working with our members and looking at the options that are available to us," House Speaker John A. Boehner said Friday. "But I will say to you that the House will, in...
  • Bill Cosby Finally Speaks Out On Sexual Assault Allegations

    11/22/2014 6:10:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/22/2014 | ALEX DOBUZINSKIS
    Comedian Bill Cosby spoke out against a wave of sexual assault allegations but told a Florida publication he does not have to "answer to innuendos." Cosby, 77, spoke to the newspaper Florida Today on Friday, before performing his comedy routine at a theater in Melbourne, Florida. The comedian has refused to address questions about allegations made by a number of women who said he forced himself on them sexually, with some accusing him of drugging them first. "I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos," Cosby told Florida Today,...
  • Chinese Investors Snap Up Property in Bankrupt Detroit

    11/22/2014 6:01:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/22/2014 | ERIC BACULINAO
    Bankrupt Detroit’s thousands of empty buildings are being flogged at rock-bottom prices — and Chinese investors are answering the siren call of unbeatable deals. With family homes regularly selling for around $10,000, the beleaguered Motor City is now the number-four destination for Chinese housing investors in the U.S. Bigger spenders have already snapped up some of Detroit’s most iconic commercial buildings. “There are factories, commercial real estate and upscale areas around Detroit with proximity to good schools that are worth investing in,” said Wang Ning, deputy manager in charge of international business at China online real estate agency SouFun. The...
  • 16 North Carolina Judges Quit Following State's Legalization of Gay Marriage

    11/22/2014 5:58:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/22/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    Sixteen North Carolina judges have either resigned or retired after gay marriage became legal in the state last month when a judge ruled that an amendment to the state's constitution banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. In October, U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn of Asheville struck down the ban and ruled the amendment unconstitutional in response to a Charlotte-based lawsuit. Reports from the administrative office of the courts note that "between the ruling on Oct. 10 and the end of the month, 16 magistrates left their jobs, but the state wouldn't release why they left," Time Warner Cable News-Charlotte reports. The...
  • Recycling from Western Countries Covers China in Filthy Garbage

    11/22/2014 5:54:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/22/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Recycling is a scam. I’ve said it before. It does nothing for the environment. It does plenty for the wallets of the well connected who have recycling businesses. That’s the only reason for recycling.Western countries dump their “recycling” into Third World countries in heaps indistinguishable from the old bad landfills. Except the difference is that they’re in major cities. These filthy photographs show monstrous mounting piles of waste overflowing into streets and even blocking roads in the city of Shenzhen in southern China’s Guangdong Province.The smell is so bad nauseous residents have taken to wearing masks.Tonnes of plastic recycling...
  • CU-Boulder to pay philosophy professor Brad Monton $185K to resign

    11/22/2014 5:54:09 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 11/21/2014 | Sarah Kuta
    Prof under investigation for violating amorous relationship policy. The University of Colorado has agreed to pay philosophy professor Brad Monton $120,000 plus the rest of his salary for the academic year — about $65,000 — in exchange for his resignation. Monton's departure, which Chancellor Phil DiStefano termed "a business decision," comes during a year of turmoil for the Boulder campus' philosophy department, which has been accused of creating a culture that's perceived to be unfriendly to women. Monton had been under investigation for potentially violating the university's amorous relationship policy with students, CU officials confirmed. Both Monton and CU deny...
  • Economics Profs Claim a Ninety Percent Income Tax Rate Would Help the Rich

    11/22/2014 5:45:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | 11/22/2014 | Aleister
    It sounds like these professors graduated from the redistributive school of economics.Christopher White of the College Fix reports. Ninety percent income tax rate would help the rich, economics professors claim Opposing economist asks why disincentives in carbon tax wouldn’t apply to income taxEconomists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Bonn argue that the United States would be better off if well-heeled citizens paid the kind of high tax rates not seen since the Eisenhower administration.According to a working paper by Bonn’s Fabian Kindermann and Penn’s Dirk Krueger published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, going back...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PSALM 100 ~ THANKSGIVING ~ 23 November 2014

    11/22/2014 4:59:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 43 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          PSALM OF THANKSGIVING 100 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.    
  • Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut. Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included. The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one. Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first...
  • Well, Obama issued executive amnesty: Will Republicans stand for it?

    11/22/2014 2:58:23 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 22 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    As he has promised to do for months, President Obama launched a broadside against the U.S. Constitution last night, introducing a plan to enact executive amnesty despite having zero legal authority to do so under our founding document’s Article II, Sect. 2 powers governing the Executive Branch. So much for swearing to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” “We’re going to offer the following deal,” Obama said during a 16-minute prime time address from the White House last night. “If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or...
  • Ferguson Protests Grow Larger: ‘We Don’t Give a F--- about Your Laws’

    11/22/2014 2:43:20 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 92 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/22/2014
    The protests in Ferguson, Mo., on Friday night grew larger than previous days’ gatherings of protesters, despite the rain and cold weather. Police officers used a megaphone to ask protesters to leave the street outside the Ferguson Police Department or they would be arrested. In this video, protesters responded by chanting ”F— the police” and shouting “We don’t give a f— about your laws like you don’t give a f— about our lives.” Warning: Video contains foul language. Video here: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/393294/ferguson-protests-grow-larger-we-dont-give-f-about-your-laws-ryan-lovelace Protesters then moved to West Florissant Street and blocked traffic in front of a McDonald’s restaurant and chanted, “Who...
  • Everything You Need To Know About Obama's Executive Amnesty

    11/22/2014 1:28:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    In a primetime address on November 20, President Obama made his sales pitch to the American people for a series of immigration executive actions he will sign on November 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here is what you need to know:What actions is Obama taking specifically?The key to Obama's new immigration policy is the creation of one new amnesty program and the expansion of another.Specifically, Obama's new amnesty program will give illegal immigrants who have been in the United States for at least five years, and who are parents of U.S. citizens or legal residents, a three year work permit. This permit will also allow them to obtain...
  • UPDATED Kinder Morgan protesters mass for more arrests as test drilling starts

    11/22/2014 1:18:45 PM PST · by shove_it · 16 replies
    CBC ^ | 22 Nov 2014
    About 100 anti-pipeline protesters marched up Burnaby Mountain — many with the intention of getting themselves arrested — and gathered at the work site Saturday after Kinder Morgan started test drilling on Friday night. MORE | Complete coverage of the pipeline protests Organizers say they are still trying to stage a peaceful display of civil disobedience, but are prepared to face arrest. Simon Fraser University science professor Lynne Quarmby is among those leading the march. Quarmby and Tamo Campos, the grandson of environment activist David Suzuki were among those arrested on Friday. Protesters like Kate Gordanier-Smith say the beginning of...
  • Culturist Suicide

    11/22/2014 1:11:13 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/22/2014
    With Obama’s promised amnesty for illegal people, America has committed culturist suicide. Culturism is the belief that a traditional majority culture has the right and duty to protect, promote, and promulgate itself. This mission is now lost beyond hope. And this is fatal to America, because cultural diversity is real and important. Obama claims that his amnesty will impact only 5 million people. How will they check that? Who will check that? Believe me, fraud will be rampant and we do not have the resources or will to check it. And, this news will – as did Obama’s earlier promise...
  • Planned Parenthood Supports President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration [truncated]

    11/22/2014 1:05:46 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    Targeted News Service ^ | November 21, 2014 | Cecile Richards
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: Planned Parenthood Federation of America commends President Obama for taking long overdue executive action addressing key issues in our nation's broken immigration system, and calling on the administration and Congress to work to extend healthcare coverage to these individuals. Statement from Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America: "We commend President Obama for extending much needed and long overdue relief to millions of women and families currently living in fear of deportation due to our nation's broken immigration system. This is a bold...
  • Missing S.F. 12-year-old may be sex-trafficking victim

    11/22/2014 1:01:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 21, 2014 | Vivian Ho
    Police are investigating the possibility that a 12-year-old San Francisco girl who has been missing for almost two weeks is a victim of sex trafficking. Imani Howell was last seen getting onto a 19-Polk bus for school on Nov. 10, police said. People have reported seeing her in the Mission District and along Oakland’s International Boulevard, known hot spots for the trafficking of young girls.
  • Victim in (Wichita, KS) Fairmount Park attack dies (after being raped and set on fire)

    11/22/2014 11:31:27 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | November 22, 2014 | Suzanne Perez Tobias
    A woman who was sexually assaulted and burned in Fairmount Park last week has died, Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza said. [Snip] {Cornell A.] McNeal is accused of raping, beating and setting on fire a 36-year-old woman who was walking in Fairmount Park, south of Wichita State University’s main campus, about 11 p.m. Nov. 14.
  • Handler apologizes again, calls his remark racist

    11/22/2014 10:53:18 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 22, 2014 | HILLEL ITALIE
    Daniel Handler apologized again for racial comments he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up his words with his wallet. The best-selling author also known as "Lemony Snicket" tweeted Friday that his remarks Wednesday night, centering on a joke about black author Jacqueline Woodson being allergic to watermelon, were "monstrously inappropriate and yes, racist." Handler pledged $10,000 to a campaign for diversity in publishing and added that for 24 hours he would match donations up to $100,000. On Thursday, he tweeted that his humor "clearly failed."
  • Seattle mayor pardons Tofurky, because it’s Seattle

    11/22/2014 10:22:14 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2014 | Reid Wilson
    Seattle is a strange city. There’s a giant troll under one of the city’s main bridges, a giant statue of Vladimir Lenin on a random street corner and an annual Spam carving contest to take in. The neighborhood with the Lenin statue, Fremont, encourages visitors to set their watches 5 minutes ahead, because Fremont is the self-proclaimed center of the universe. Everyone calls the cool new mass transit project the SLUT — the South Lake Union Trolley — without batting an eye. Seahawks fans celebrating the city’s first Super Bowl championship in February waited patiently for street lights to change...
  • Obama has effectively "legalized" all 20 million ++ illegals

    11/22/2014 10:05:22 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 68 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/22/2014 | Dick Bachert
    Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu appeared on O'Reilly the other evening. I don't watch O'Reilly very often as I feel he goes a bit overboard with the "Fair and Balanced" thing. But I'm glad I watched that show. Sheriff Babeu made a comment that might have been lost on the casual observer but brought what's left of my alleged brain to its feet. According to the Sheriff, Obama's immigration executive power grab will cover illegals who have been here for 5 years or more. Sheriff Babeu, Joe Arpio in Maricopa County and many other law enforcement officials out there...
  • Study says golf-obsessed CEOs bad for business (Obama is an obvious example)

    11/22/2014 9:49:56 AM PST · by jerod · 9 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Friday, Nov. 21 2014 | Jeff Gray
    Despite the notion that big business deals are done on the golf course, a new statistical study suggests the more time a chief executive officer spends playing golf, the less profitable his or her company is. The statistical analysis, based on a sample of 363 golfing chief executives in the United States, concludes that companies with CEOs who played more than 22 rounds of golf a year “have lower operating performance and firm values.”
  • California Indian Casinos Embroiled in Turmoil

    11/22/2014 9:34:30 AM PST · by anymouse · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/22/2014 | Scott Smith
    Flood of big bucks and tortured history spell turmoil for California's Indian casinos When it comes to controlling California's flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state. With this backdrop, several tribes in the past two years have fallen into nasty, sometimes violent, power struggles pitting factions and families against one another. The most recent case, involving the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians near Yosemite National Park, climaxed in an armed raid on Oct. 9 by...
  • Atheism and Mass Murder

    11/22/2014 9:19:18 AM PST · by kindred · 21 replies
    Conservapedia.com ^ | unknown | unknown
    Joseph Stalin's atheistic regime killed tens of millions of people. Concerning atheism and mass murder, Christian apologist Gregory Koukl wrote that "the assertion is that religion has caused most of the killing and bloodshed in the world. There are people who make accusations and assertions that are empirically false. This is one of them."[1] Koukl details the number of people killed in various events involving theism and compares them to the much higher tens of millions of people killed under atheistic communist regimes, in which militant atheism served as the official doctrine of the state.[1] It is estimated that in...
  • UKRAINE: American military expert considers paratroopers of Zhytomyr to be the best in the world

    The 95th independent airborne brigade, led by their commander, Mykhailo Zabrodskyi, conducted the longest raid in military history. This is the conclusion of American military expert, Phillip Karber, during an interview with tsn.ua. “Mykhailo Zabrodskyi and his 95th brigade became a part of military history at the beginning of August. They broke through the separatists’ line of defence, completed a march all the way to Mariupol, and made their way back along the border, destroying several Russian artillery battalions along the way, collecting for themselves their weapons and equipment. These battalions were located on the Ukrainian side of the border....
  • Undocumented

    11/22/2014 9:03:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Bill Tatro
    If I understood the President correctly the 4.4 million immigrants who just got their “get out of jail card” are no longer considered illegal. They are simply called the UNDOCUMENTED. The President, as usual, referenced a young woman who had been in the US illegally, I mean UNDOCUMENTED, since she was 4 years old. Apparently Mom and Dad were also illegal - oops - UNDOCUMENTED. She is now a college student working on her 3rd degree. A very admirable story. She beat the system and now can come out of the shadows. She will not be able to vote, for now, nor...
  • Post-Obamacare Reform That Works for Workers and Employers

    11/22/2014 8:27:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | John Graham
    Judging by the midterm election results, the American public hasn’t forgotten President Obama’s broken promise that “if you like your health plan you can keep your health plan.” The good news for healthcare is that the fallout has disrupted the political status quo so much that a partially patient-centered healthcare reform may be possible soon after the president leaves office. Even partial reform could bring welcomed relief to millions who lost their health plans. In a study released in October, Edmund F. Haislmaier and Drew Gonshorowski of The Heritage Foundation calculate that 3.8 million people lost benefits from their jobs...
  • Ferguson—Michael Brown Got Justice

    11/22/2014 7:53:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | John Nantz
    Ferguson, Missouri is a litmus test. If you think Michael Brown, who happens to be black, was a victim of police brutality, you’re probably a racist. If you think the Grand Jury should indict officer Darren Wilson, who happens to be white, you’re most likely a racist and/or a Bolsheviki dupe. We all know the salient facts of the Ferguson shooting incident. Michael Brown, entered a convenience store, after taking a few hits from his favorite blend of herb, and perpetrated a strong arm robbery. The 6’4”and nearly 300 pound Brown shoved and menaced a diminutive store owner to complete...
  • Victoria - a Novel of 4th Generation War

    11/22/2014 7:51:18 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 35 replies
    Traditional Right ^ | 2014 | "Thomas Hobbes"
    On April 30, 1995, William S. Lind published an op ed in The Washington Post that foresaw a future breakup of the United States, driven by multiculturalism. The piece described not only America’s second civil war, but also a recovery of our traditional, Western, Christian culture. That cultural and moral recovery was led by a new country located in the northeast, which named itself Victoria because it had returned to Victorian values. Mr. Lind’s op ed has since been turned into a book, Victoria: A Novel of Fourth Generation War, by “Thomas Hobbes,” the well-known theorist of the state and...
  • In Defense of Russell Brand (Sort Of)

    11/22/2014 7:13:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    British vaudeville comedian Russell Brand needs better staff. He’s touring the U.S. promoting his book “Revolution” while impishly equating Che Guevara with Jesus Christ and Gandhi. The look on Brand’s face as he looked around the stage and crowd while detonating these devilish observations on Jimmy Fallon was pitiful—in the most genuine sense of the word. Brand deserves pity for imagining this was a bomb-throwingly clever way to shake-up the U.S. “establishment.”Somebody should enlighten the poor fool. In 2000, for instance, Time magazine-- a sturdy pillar of the U.S. media establishment--honored Che Guevara in their “Heroes and Icons" alongside Anne...
  • Sold-out Cosby show goes ahead amid sex assault claims(standing ovation!)

    11/22/2014 6:54:00 AM PST · by rktman · 86 replies
    ca.news.yahoo.com ^ | 11/22/2014 | Barbara Liston, Piya Sinha-Roy and Eric Kelsey
    Bill Cosby played a sold-out comedy show on Friday in Florida, despite a wave of sexual assault allegations this week that prompted the cancellation of several upcoming shows and two major studios to halt projects involving the comedian. Cosby, 77, took the stage to a standing ovation and gave the audience a thumbs up at the King Center in Melbourne. The 90-minute show concluded without incident.
  • 2 New Black Panther Party members charged in Ferguson bomb plot

    11/22/2014 6:37:01 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/22/2014 | Rick Moran
    The FBI arrested two members of the radical New Black Panther party and charged them with federal firearms violations when they were caught buying explosives to use during the upcoming demonstrations in Ferguson, MO after the grand jury decision which is expected shortly. The two men arrested are the same two men under indictment for purchasing handguns under false pretenses.
  • Climate Hysteria and the Buffalo Snowpocalypse

    11/22/2014 6:31:45 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/22/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    In the aftermath of a massive lake-effect snowfall event in western New York state on Tuesday, it's worth asking: Is climate change playing a role here? Because, I mean, come on. Seventy – seven zero-- inches, people. And another huge round is forecast for Thursday, by the way. Buffalo deserves answers. The short answer is: yes. Global warming is probably juicing lake-effect snows, and we've had the data to prove it for quite some time.
  • Giving thanks to a brave congresswoman whose life is now in danger

    11/22/2014 6:25:07 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/22/2014 | Carol Brown
    When the new Congress is sworn in next year, Michele Bachmann will no longer be serving. And it will be a major loss to America. Bachmann has been a rare and nearly lone voice sounding the alarm about the threat of Islam and about government infiltration by the Muslim Brotherhood. And for speaking the sobering truth, she has been mocked, ridiculed, dismissed, and/or ignored. Not just by those on the left, but by those on the right, as well. In honor of Congresswoman Bachmann, I’ve selected a few interviews and articles that highlight her courageous voice.
  • "Criminal Casanova" Arrested in Broward [Media Upset over man w/multiple wives?]

    11/22/2014 6:17:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11/21/14
    Authorities say they have arrested a "criminal Casanova" suspected of swindling thousands of dollars from wives, fiances and girlfriends across the nation. Trevor Thornton, 33, was arrested on Nov. 19 on a grand theft charge in Broward County after he stole $14,000 from a woman he had been dating for just two weeks, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office....
  • UKRAINE: Ponder Thanksgiving

    11/22/2014 5:51:24 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    https://www.facebook.com/magdych?fref=nf ^ | November 22, 2014 | Oleg Magdych
    Hunger. Wife prepares a delicious Chinese soup and still something else smelling incredibly delicious ... I sit, I smell, and feel with every growing breathe hunger. And guilt. Before my ancestors. They were dying of hunger. Before my fellow citizens on the occupied territories. They are on the verge of starvation. To our soldiers. They eat hot food once a day, and then-with luck ... I am spoiled. I need to learn how to treat with gratitude the food on my table. Not with the "prayer of thanksgiving," but namely with gratitude in my heart. Remember the Holodomor. Thank God...
  • Jonathan Gruber flap on Obamacare reopens not-so-old wounds

    11/22/2014 5:49:20 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 22 nov 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    I understand we've turned the page to the next controversy -- Obama's unconstitutional immigration pander -- but I'd like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty. Obama administration health care consultant Jonathan Gruber was discovered to have boasted that Obamacare was designed to exploit the "stupidity" of American voters and elude honest accounting by hiding both its cost and the taxes necessary to pay for it. When asked about this in Brisbane, Australia, the president rolled his eyes at the controversy. "I just heard about this," President Barack Obama said. "… The fact that some adviser who never...
  • Florida State University shooter thought cameras were watching him: police

    11/22/2014 5:44:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Daily Digest ^ | 11/22/14 | Dan Taylor
    The man who police say shot three people at Florida State University had complained to authorities in New Mexico that cameras were watching him and he heard voices talking about him, according to new reports. Myron May, a 2005 Florida State graduate, is accused of returning to his school this week and shooting two students and a library pistol before being shot fatally by police, according to the Associated Press. In September, May walked into the Las Cruces Police Department to report his suspicions on cameras installed in his apartment and voices that were talking about him and laughing at...
  • From the Great Emancipator to the Mental Masturbator

    11/22/2014 5:35:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | John Ransom
    Well he loves himself.And his executive action on illegal immigration is his last, full measure of devotion to his love. I just didn’t expect him to love himself so openly, so publicly, so disgustingly.Barack Obama, anxious, as he always has been, to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln, needed a hostile Congress as a foil to create a crisis to issue an order where he and he alone would be the only actor on stage…so that his admirers would compare him to Lincoln.It’s part of what Lee Harris in Civilization and It’s Enemies called a fantasy ideology. That is “political and...
  • What Should The GOP Do About Obamacare?

    11/22/2014 5:15:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    It should come as no surprise to Townhall readers that the new Republican congress has no plan to deal intelligently with Obamacare. That’s unfortunate. The worst thing that can happen over the next two years is for president Obama to appear to take the high road – insuring the uninsured and fighting the mean insurance companies – while Republicans rail about the small and trivial parts of health reform. And the worst thing that can happen is the very thing that is about to happen. So here is some unsolicited advice.To begin with, Republicans in Congress have created their own...
  • FSU shooter's friends tried to get help for him months before the shooting

    11/22/2014 1:55:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    St Petersburg Times ^ | November 22, 2014 | Michael LaForgia
    "...In interviews with the Tampa Bay Times on Friday, May's friends described their frustrations over the past three months with the area's mental health care system, one that couldn't save May despite desperate pleas from loved ones who watched him dissolve into paranoia before their eyes...... Six months into his job as a prosecutor in the Dona Ana County District Attorney's Office in New Mexico, May couldn't concentrate. The 31-year-old had become so distractible, he told his friends, that he had decided to see a psychologist. He emerged from the appointment with prescriptions for an antidepressant and an attention deficit...
  • Congressman suggests moat around White House

    11/22/2014 1:43:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/19/14 | Steve Goldstein
    Faced with an increasing number of White House intrusions that led to the resignation of a Secret Service director, a congressman on Wednesday suggested that maybe a moat should be erected around the president’s home. The suggestion was made by Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. With hand gestures, Cohen suggested a moat roughly six-feet wide may be “attractive” and “effective.” Joseph Clancy, the acting director of the Secret Service, didn’t dismiss the suggestion out of hand. “Sir, it may be,” he said. Clancy said the Secret Service and the National Park Service were...
  • Teacher to student: If you don't support gay marriage, drop my class

    11/22/2014 1:37:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Students who oppose gay marriage are homophobic, according to an audio recording of a Marquette University instructor who went on to say that gay right issues cannot be discussed in class because it might offend homosexuals. I reached out to the 20-year-old student at the center of this outrageous episode and the story he tells should serve as a warning to anyone who thinks religious schools are safe havens for open discourse. The story was first reported on a blog run by a Marquette University professor and was picked up by the good folks over at The College Fix. The...
  • 17, 'enrolled in school and posed as 12-year-with his pedophile friend pretending to be his father'

    11/22/2014 12:35:59 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 21 November 2014 | Alexandra Klausner
    A 17-year-old child porn suspect enrolled in an elementary school and pretended to be a 12-year-old using another child porn suspect to pose as his father. Ricardo Javid Lugo, 17, enrolled at Hurst Hills Elementary School in Hurst, Texas, in August using fake documents while Randy Ray Wesson, 28, posed as his father. The pair allegedly planned to recruit potential victims from the school for both of them. Police said Wesson also admitted to sexually abusing over 100 children between the ages of 7 and 14. According to an arrest affidavit, detectives said Wesson 'confessed that police would find approximately...
  • Baltimore Police tweet about Ferguson draws criticism

    11/21/2014 9:06:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 21, 2014 | Justin George
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)As the tension rises in Missouri ahead of a grand jury decision in the shooting death of a teenager by a police officer, a Baltimore sergeant charged with investigating police here went on Twitter to express her opinion.. "After hearing the facts presented #NoIndictment #Ferguson," the tweet read. As a member of the seven-member Force Investigation Team, Tashawna Gaines investigates police shootings as well as complaints of brutality and excessive force. Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts created the team in January to rebuild public trust after community leaders alleged that the department had a history of unfair searches, illegal beatings...
  • Obesity Affects Number Of Those Eligible For Military Service (70% ineligible)

    11/21/2014 8:43:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jessica Kartalija
    Unhealthy eating habits could become an issue of national security. The Department of Defense says that obesity is affecting the number of Americans eligible to serve in the military. Jessica Kartalija reports now there’s a push for kids to eat healthier. Recruiting for our military is facing a growing challenge. “I am very concerned about the reduced number of men and women who can meet all of the qualifications required to serve in our armed forces,” said retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Steven Tomaszeski. Now, retired admirals from Maryland are releasing a report, citing obesity as the number one reason...
  • Kasich’s immigration views ‘evolved’ [He sucks to high Heaven]

    11/21/2014 8:03:44 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 11-21-14 | Darrel Rowland
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — A little more than four years ago, John Kasich told The Dispatch, “One thing that I don’t want to reward is illegal immigration.” He called for a comprehensive federal immigration law protecting America’s borders. And he reiterated his longtime support for amending the U.S. Constitution to end birthright citizenship for children born here to illegal immigrants. But now, as his fellow Republican governors loudly voice many of the same sentiments, Kasich is urging them to ratchet down the rhetoric and try to work with President Barack Obama to solve one of the nation’s longstanding vexing problems....