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  • Joey and Rory Feek: This Grammy-nominated duo’s love story will break your heart this V-Day

    02/14/2016 3:18:24 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/14/16 | Ellen McCarthy
    The Feeks, who’ve been married since 2002, are up for the Best Duo/Group Country Vocal Performance award at Monday night’s ceremony. But the pair won’t be in attendance. They’ll be at a farmhouse in Indiana, where Joey lies dying. For two years, Rory Feek has written with wrenching openness about his wife’s battle with cervical cancer on his blog. Joey was diagnosed in 2014, after giving birth to a baby girl. The singer underwent aggressive treatment, but last October doctors told the couple there was nothing more they could do. So, Rory wrote, “We came home. Not to die, but...
  • Protesters: Arrest JPSO deputies in Central City fatal shooting

    02/14/2016 2:56:16 PM PST · by BBell · 4 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/12/16 | Jonathan Bullington, | The Times-Picayune
    A group of protesters circled outside New Orleans Police Department headquarters Friday afternoon (Feb. 12), calling for the arrest and trial of two Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies who shot and killed a 22-year-old man during a nearly five-mile-long police chase Monday night that started in Terrytown and ended across the river in Central City. Sheriff's Office officials said two deputies, Kenneth Bonura and Henry DeJean, opened fire on Eric Harris in fear for their lives after Harris threw his car in reverse near Simon Bolivar Avenue and Phillip Street. But protesters, as well as Harris' girlfriend – who was in...
  • Here's Four Reasons There's A Big Chance Hillary or Bernie Will Be Elected

    02/14/2016 1:11:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | February 14, 2016 | Doug Giles
    1. Left leaning "Pop culture" and "entertainment" has so destroyed the value of having a traditional family that we've got a stack of un-moored morons that are now actually looking to the State to be daddy and mommy. Hillary's "It takes a village" mantra sounds awesome to the village idiots. That said, I have one word for the duped dupes who're eye-balling the state as some sort of central parental unit to raise you and yours: Ahahahahahaha. Good luck. 2. Via the public schools, we've now got a veritable army of useful dolts who have a massive entitlement mentality. I've...
  • This was Justice Scalia's most game-changing decision in his 30 years on the bench

    02/14/2016 12:55:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/14/2016 | Erin Fuchs
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday at the age of 79, wrote many notable opinions and dissents during his 30 years on the bench. But there is one case that stands out: Scalia's 2008 majority decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which struck down a Washington, DC, handgun ban and led to a slew of lawsuits questioning the constitutionality of gun control. "It was the first Supreme Court decision to authoritatively interpret the Second Amendment. It is rare for [a] justice to write on a constitutional issue where there is no prior case law," UCLA law professor...
  • Bernie Sanders's Free College Tuition Problem: Shakedown of the nation's students

    02/14/2016 12:49:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2016 | By Michael Bargo, Jr.
    Bernie Sanders is running for president of the United States proclaiming that under his presidency, all Americans will have the opportunity to attend public college for free. There's only one fly in the ointment of this free college proposal: today in Illinois, half of the public college and university tuition goes not toward education, but toward pensions for college professors who no longer work. So in order for Sanders to make college free, someone, other than students, has to pick up the huge cost of the retired professors' pensions. He has said nothing about eliminating this cost by forcing public...
  • If Republicans block Obama’s Supreme Court nomination, he wins anyway

    02/14/2016 12:45:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/14/2016 | Linda Hirshman
    After Justice Antonin Scalia's death Saturday at 79, the Supreme Court is now evenly divided between four liberal justices and four conservatives, even with Anthony Kennedy's occasional swings. What a moment for Scalia to depart: The court faces a wild array of closely divided decisions. It is an election year. And President Obama has stacked the lower circuit courts with Democrats. Obama has been chewing on his legacy for months. Fate has handed him the opportunity of any presidency -- to swing the balance of the Supreme Court from conservative to liberal. Scalia weighed heavily on the conservative tilt of...
  • The Sexual Misery of the Arab World (NY Times grows a pair)

    02/14/2016 12:00:41 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/14/2016 | Kamel Daoud
    ORAN, Algeria -- AFTER Tahrir came Cologne. After the square came sex. The Arab revolutions of 2011 aroused enthusiasm at first, but passions have since waned. Those movements have come to look imperfect, even ugly: For one thing, they have failed to touch ideas, culture, religion or social norms, especially the norms relating to sex. Revolution doesn't mean modernity. The attacks on Western women by Arab migrants in Cologne, Germany, on New Year's Eve evoked the harassment of women in Tahrir Square itself during the heady days of the Egyptian revolution. The reminder has led people in the West to...
  • Group protests Civil War Museum exhibit (because of guns)

    02/14/2016 11:57:23 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 56 replies
    HARRISBURG - Dozens of protesters took a stand against the National Civil War Museum Wednesday, saying that an exhibit currently on display and sponsored by the NRA sends the wrong message to young people. “This public institution is highlighting guns when we in fact are trying to get them off the streets and limit their use,” Homer Floyd, a demonstrator, said. Much of the anger is directed at the display of a pistol used by William Quantrill, a Confederate fighter who captured runaway slaves in Kansas and Missouri. In one such raid during the Civil War, Quantrill and his group...
  • Trump: Bush family used eminent domain to build a baseball park

    February 07, 2016 Following attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family – I found this five minutes ago – they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." When host George Stephanopoulos said...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    02/14/2016 10:51:32 AM PST · by Faith · 8 replies
    February 14, 2015 | Faith
    Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? (Hebrews 1:13) Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God. (I John 4:7)
  • Dems Fundraise Off Scalia Death

    02/14/2016 10:44:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/13/16 | Daniel Halper
    Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia died today and already the Democratic party is fundraising off his death. In an email sent out by the Democratic National Committee, supporters are asked to chipping in some money for the coming Supreme Court nomination fight.
  • Black Democrats question Sanders' commitment to Obama

    02/14/2016 10:17:57 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | Feb. 13, 2016 | EVAN VUCCI
    Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders’ push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama’s legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation’s first black president.
  • Recent rape offers good argument for ‘a gun in hand,’ says Waterville police chief(not pee?)

    02/14/2016 10:04:56 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 2/11/2016 | unknown
    Waterville police chief Joe Massey says the assault and rape of a 73-year-old city woman on Sunday makes a good case for why citizens should arm themselves as a defense against crime. "It's one of those cases where you could make a good argument for citizens arming themselves," Massey said Thursday. Someone said, 'A gun in hand is better than someone on the phone telling you police are on their way.' In cases like this, you wish the homeowner had a weapon and was capable of defending themselves.
  • Oscar-Winning Actress Emma Thompson’s Diversity Solution: ‘Kill’ All the Old White Men

    02/14/2016 9:29:22 AM PST · by drewh · 83 replies
    Brietbart Big Hollywood ^ | 13 feb 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Two-time Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson weighed in on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy this week, and suggested the industry’s diversity issues could be remedied by “killing off” the Academy’s many older, white members. “It’s hilarious,” the British actress told the Belfast Telegraph earlier this week in regards to the Oscars nominating controversy. In January, the controversy was renewed after the Academy announced its acting nominations included no people of color for a second straight year. “It’s no change there. It’s not as if it’s ever been awash with people of color. Let’s face it, the Oscar membership is mainly old, white men,”...
  • State Dems’ ambitious plan to keep fossil fuels in the ground

    02/14/2016 9:18:55 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 13, 2016 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Even as the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a huge setback to President Obama's climate agenda by delaying rules to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, two California Democrats opened a major new front in the global warming fight in Washington. Their intention is to halt new fossil fuel development on all federally controlled public lands, which is where most of the nation's coal, oil and natural gas is found.
  • Post Debate Thoughts – RNC Head Reince Priebus Becomes Trump’s Greatest Ally…

    02/14/2016 9:07:26 AM PST · by GilGil · 47 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 2/14/2016 | Sundance
    When the elephant dust settled, Trump emerged – yet again, victorious. This about sums it up: I am not a Trump supporter but that was a bloodbath. He tied that whole stage and audience into a package and stamped “Washington Bulls–t” on it. Then he set it on fire and walked off. Another summary via Twitter: Tonight, Trump poured gasoline on 30 years of neocon foreign policy thinking and lit the match. It was beautiful. #GOPDebate Or this one: Trump was just Trump tonight — the lone guy fighting all Establishment comers, including that obnoxious audience. And another: Some good,...
  • Army looks to recruit more women, adapt physical testing

    02/14/2016 8:26:16 AM PST · by pabianice · 31 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 2/14/16 | Baldor
    Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing. Prospective soldiers will be asked to run, jump, lift a weight and throw a heavy ball — all to help the Army figure out if the recruit can handle a job with high physical demands or should be directed to a more sedentary assignment. The new tests come as the Pentagon is opening all combat posts to women, a process that involves setting physical standards for every job...
  • Poll: South Carolina still solidly for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

    02/14/2016 8:13:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 71 replies
    The CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows that Donald Trump keeps a large lead in South Carolina, bolstered by support from conservatives and also from evangelical voters, who make up a large share of the electorate here.
  • Clarksdale, MS officer shot in head; in hospital

    02/14/2016 8:06:38 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 2/14/2015 | unknown
    A Clarksdale, Mississippi, police officer is in the hospital after being shot. Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett said the officer was shot in the head while responding to an armed robbery at a convenience store. The robbery happened at 8:57 p.m. The officer is at the hospital getting treatment. Luckett said two robbers came into the front door of the Corner Grocery at the corner of Sunflower Avenue and Second Street. The men were both wearing masks and one had a pistol. Luckett said the two clerks then ran out the back door. The two men stole money out of the...
  • 'Look out, we are heading for a crash again', warns William White, the central banker (tr)

    02/14/2016 8:05:54 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    The world is facing a new crisis caused by an explosion in debt. So warns William White, the central banker who famously predicted the crisis of 2008. As financial markets reeled last week and fears of a fresh recession or even banking crisis sparked panic, White was more than willing to issue yet another prophecy of doom. The world is now facing a crunch that could see a collapse in property prices, including those in London; a new global banking crisis; waves of cheap commodities savaging Western industrial centres; and the need for debts to be written off on a...
  • Another Day Gun Control Fails(Sharp edged instrument control)[not terrorism?]

    02/14/2016 8:00:09 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 2/13/2016 | Gary Wood
    A man enters a deli, has a discussion with an employee and leaves. According to numerous reports, coming in from Columbus, Ohio, the man returned roughly 30 minutes later and began randomly swinging a machete, seriously wounding four patrons who, moments earlier, were simply enjoying their time at the restaurant. Ohio enacted new gun control laws less than a year earlier, including requirements for more stringent background checks. These laws failed to protect those wounded by this crazed attacker who was on the FBI watch list. Gun control; just the words themselves spark very different (yet equally passionate) responses from...
  • Antonin Scalia’s Death Could Mark End of Constitution

    02/14/2016 7:00:08 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 106 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 02/13/16 | Ben Shapiro
    The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia doesn't merely mark a tragedy for Constitutional philosophy - it may mark the death of American Constitutionalism as a whole. Scalia's philosophy of jurisprudence is well-known and shaped two generations of conservative thinkers: the Constitution ought to be interpreted according to its original meaning. This shouldn't have been a groundbreaking notion given that most legislation is interpreted according to those rules, but because leftist jurists have spent a century chiseling away at the meaning of the Constitution based on their personal political beliefs, Scalia's reinvigoration of traditional interpretive methodologies made him a...
  • When Hillary Clinton Killed Feminism (Maureen Dowd in NYT)

    02/14/2016 6:51:34 AM PST · by Salman · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 13, 2016 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — THE Clinton campaign is shellshocked over the wholesale rejection of Hillary by young women, younger versions of herself who do not relate to her. Hillary’s coronation was predicated on a conviction that has just gone up in smoke. The Clintons felt that Barack Obama had presumptuously snatched what was rightfully hers in 2008, gliding past her with his pretty words to make history before she could. So this time, the Clintons assumed, the women who had deserted Hillary for Barack, in Congress and in the country, owed her. Democrats would want to knock down that second barrier. ...
  • Scientists have discovered how to 'delete' unwanted memories

    02/14/2016 6:33:46 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | The Telegraph
    Are there any memories you'd like to permanently remove from your head? Or what if you could alter unpleasant memories so they're no longer upsetting? Or create entirely new memories of events that never occurred? It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but according to a new documentary that premiered in the US this week, scientists have discovered how to do just that - and more.
  • Hour 1: Liberals Respond to Antonin Scalia’s Death with Hatred, Mockery, Joy

    02/14/2016 6:22:44 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 2/13/2016 | unknown
  • Police: 4 killed, 9 wounded in Presidents Day weekend shootings

    02/14/2016 6:18:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 13, 2016
    Presidents Day weekend shootings have left four people dead and at least nine others wounded across the city, according to Chicago Police.
  • Donald Trump Will Be G.O.P. Nominee, Students’ Mock Convention Says

    02/13/2016 8:45:38 PM PST · by GilGil · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/13/2016 | Nicholas Fondos
    LEXINGTON, Va. — A gymnasium full of college students here on Saturday did what a former Republican Party chairman, a former vice president and a former speaker of the House who addressed their mock convention would not: predict the Republican nominee for president. And they did so with bravado, perhaps characteristic of their nominee, predicting that Donald J. Trump, the business tycoon who has never held elected office, would win the Republican nomination with more than twice as many delegates as the runner-up, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. For a political culture awash with polls and punditry, the mock convention...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ AND THIS TOO SHALL PASS ~ 14 February 2016

    02/13/2016 5:03:24 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 64 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    AND THIS TOO SHALL PASS An Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which would be true and appropriate in all times and in all situations. They presented him with the words: "And this, too, shall pass away." How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! Abraham Lincoln in an address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society in Milwaukee - 30 September 1859
  • Colleges Are Cultivating America's First Truly Authoritarian Generation

    02/13/2016 4:48:22 PM PST · by Benny Huang · 21 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | February 13, 2016 | Benny Huang
    "It's illegal to offend people," said the UT-Austin police officer to a Christian evangelist. The officer then proceeded to write the evangelist a citation. Yes, that actually happened in America. Thankfully, the citation was later voided and the officer received re-training. The event occurred just off campus where two evangelists were preaching against homosexuality. According to the police officer, a student complained that he was being "verbally harassed" which in fact he was not. The whiney student, if he exists at all, was simply being exposed to words and ideas that offended him. The accusation of "verbal harassment" is the...
  • Hour 1: Liberals Respond Ton Antonin Scalia's Death,Mockery,Joy

    02/13/2016 4:31:26 PM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | February 13, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Within one hour of news breaking that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep, progressives on Twitter put politics before basic human decency–both celebrating and mocking his death.
  • Texas: Judge orders Muslim couple who enslaved women be deported, forever

    02/13/2016 4:09:12 PM PST · by Lera · 18 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | February 11, 2016
    A US judge ordered the Qatar military officer and his wife to be expelled immediately after he heard how the two servants were forced to live in squalor while they enjoyed the lap of luxury in their upscale San Antonio home. Hassan al-Homoud, 46, who received military training at San Antonio's Camp Bullis, and his wife, Zainab al-Hosani, a citizen of the United Arab Emirates, pleaded guilty to federal charges in December. District Judge Orlando Garcia said he had hoped to hand down a harsher sentence than deportation in the case, since engaging in forced labour is a crime punishable...
  • Titans of Mavericks

    02/13/2016 3:54:38 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 6 replies ^ | 2/12/16 | redbull
    Half Moon Bay in Northern California is home to Mavericks, the renowned surf break that produces some of the heaviest waves in the world. Titans of Mavericks is the biggest name in big wave surf contests. Watch the replay exclusively on Red Bull TV.
  • N.E. Fishermen Warned of Extreme Cold, Wind Chills

    02/13/2016 1:19:57 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    Marine Link ^ | , February 13, 2016 | Joseph R. Fonseca
    The Coast Guard is urging the Massachusetts and Rhode Island fishing fleet to take caution heading into the weekend when life threatening temperatures and wind chills are forecasted.
  • Bitter cold at Sea Isle City's Polar Bear Plunge

    02/13/2016 12:53:45 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/13/2016 | Julie Shaw
    Yes, it happened! More than 2,000 brave souls plunged into the Atlantic Ocean at 2 p.m. Saturday as part of Sea Isle City's 22nd annual Polar Bear Plunge. Temperatures were about 20 degrees in this Cape May County town on the Jersey Shore, according to weather reports. Katherine Custer, a city spokeswoman, said the cold-weather event "attracts many people from all walks of life." The plunge is a fundraiser for the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization and benefits events the organization hosts in the community, Custer said. On Sunday, there will be a Polar Bear Run-Walk for...
  • Preacher Hit With ‘Disorderly Conduct’ Citation Near College Campus - It’s the Reason

    02/13/2016 11:59:58 AM PST · by lowbridge · 47 replies ^ | february 12, 2016 | dave urbanski
    "We had somebody that was offended by the gestures you were making," the officer told the preacher, who captured the conversation on cellphone video posted to YouTube Tuesday. "And that's our job is to make sure that doesn't happen, because these are students just walking in this mall right here." The university police officer acknowledged the preacher wasn't technically on campus, but he was writing him up anyway since students were walking nearby: "So the job here is to write you up as a citation, disorderly conduct, for offending someone," the officer said. When the preacher asked if freedom of...
  • Would you bet against sex robots? AI 'could leave half of world unemployed'

    02/13/2016 11:24:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | February 13, 2016 | Alan Yuhas
    Machines could put more than half the world’s population out of a job in the next 30 years, according to a computer scientist who said on Saturday that artificial intelligence’s threat to the economy should not be understated. Expert Moshe Vardi told the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): “We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task.
  • Pakistan president condemns St Valentine's Day

    02/13/2016 11:13:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies ^ | Feb 13, 2016 | bbc
    Pakistan's president has denounced St Valentine's Day, saying the festival has no connection with Pakistani culture and should be avoided. President Mamnoon Hussain told students that it was a Western tradition and conflicted with Muslim culture. His remarks came after a district in north-western Pakistan banned Valentine's Day celebrations. Valentine's Day is popular in many cities in Pakistan, but religious groups have denounced it as decadent.
  • Claude Dallas: The Myth Comes To Life

    02/13/2016 11:02:38 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 4 replies
    The Blue Review ^ | Joe Bieter
    Growing up, Claude Dallas loved to read and imagine the stories of the West. He soaked in the characters of Louis L’Amour’s books, ventured West with E.H. Staffelbach in Toward Oregon, and met with Indians in The Horsemen of the Plains by Joseph Altsheler, and Merritt Allen’s The White Feather. He could not get enough. With time he added Zane Grey and Jack London novels and repeatedly checked out every book on the West he came across, including two western classics — Owen Wister’s The Virginian and Andy Adam’s The Log of a Cowboy. Someday he hoped to live as...
  • Cops shot during confrontation with suspect in Louisiana(Baton Rouge)

    02/13/2016 10:31:59 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 2/13/2016 | unknown
    Two Baton Rouge police officers who were shot early Saturday during a confrontation with a suspect are hospitalized in stable condition, police said. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said he believed the officers' injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. The suspect is undergoing surgery at the same area hospital. "Everything is still preliminary, and we're still working the scene," Dabadie said. He did not release the names of the officers or the suspect. The suspect's godsister identified him as Calvin Smith, 22, CBS Baton Rouge affiliate WAFB-TV reports. Gina Chambers told WAFB-TV that Smith has a history...
  • A bad week for US law enforcement officers

    02/13/2016 10:00:42 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 13, 2016 | Rick Moran
    It's been a deadly, tragic week for law enforcement in the United States, as at least five officers have been shot and killed in the last four days.
  • Man who shot down drone pleads guilty to criminal mischief

    02/13/2016 9:51:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 02/13/16
  • Rochester, NY school organizes ‘Hijab Day’ for non-Muslim students (Infiltration)

    02/13/2016 9:35:58 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 84 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/12/2016 | Robert Spencer
    "A district spokesman told the site officials consulted with an attorney about the World Hijab Day event, and were advised that 'there would be more of a legal issue if the school said no to the event' than to hold lessons on the Muslim scarf." Really? What kind of a legal issue? Would the school be brought up on charges of "Islamophobia"? Is that trumped-up propaganda term a crime now? School board president Van Henri White said of the Hijab Day organizer, student Eman Muthana: "She's not trying to make anybody else anything other than who they are, but she...
  • George Clooney Praises Merkel’s Openness to Migrants as He Seeks Greater Seclusion in Italy

    02/13/2016 9:02:40 AM PST · by dennisw · 34 replies ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | by Thomas D. Williams,
    According to one source, Clooney loves his estate and the area, but he has received a huge offer for the villa, which he is considering, and "he would buy another, less accessible property in another area of Italy." George Clooney, and his wife Amal, met in private with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday and praised her leadership during the migrant crisis, as rumors circulate that the American actor may sell his luxurious Lake Como property because it isn't isolated enough. Clooney, who was accompanied to the Merkel meeting by former UK foreign secretary David Miliband, told reporters that he...
  • Bernie Sanders Crowds Are Whiter Than Those of Donald Trump (Humor)

    02/13/2016 8:57:49 AM PST · by pinochet · 12 replies
    Editors at a radical magazine that supports Sanders is wringing its hands over the fact that crowds at Bernie Sanders rallies are too white: This is in fact, true. I have seen ads and rallies by Bernie that prove that Bernie's crowds are whiter than those of Donald Trump. But there is something else. The white people at Bernie's rallies are more beautiful than the white people at Trump's rallies, because they are younger whites. Another thing. The whites at Bernie's rallies are a happy and cheerful group of whites, in contrast to the whites at Trumps rallies, who...
  • The complete idiot's guide to being right about Donald Trump

    02/13/2016 8:57:26 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2016 | Eddie Zipperer
    If you operate under the assumption that helium is heavier than the air around you, you're going to lose your balloon. If you're smart, you won't lose many balloons before you change your assumption. If you don't change your assumption, you're going to keep losing balloons and start to look pretty stupid in the process. But it looks like you can't teach old pundits new paradigms. After presidential candidate Donald Trump finished in second in the Iowa Republican caucus, the media went straight to work picking out a coffin for his campaign, battling it out to see who could write...
  • DETROIT: Young Thugs Knock Out Elderly Man During Attempted Robbery (VIDEO)

    02/13/2016 8:43:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Detroit police released video this week of a brutal knockout attack during an attempted robbery.The suspects knocked an elderly man out during an attempted robbery. The second suspect hit the man after he fell unconscious to the ground.The suspects knocked an elderly man out during an attempted robbery. The second suspect hit the man after he fell unconscious to the ground. This was so brutal–" ideo from a surveillance camera in a Detroit liquor store shows the brutal attack of a 64-year-old man during an attempted robbery that happened last weekend. Police released the video Friday with the hope that...
  • Retired Kansas teacher 'leaves $2 million in here savings

    02/13/2016 8:37:28 AM PST · by keving · 5 replies
    Daly Mail ^ | 2/13/2016 | Alexandra Genova
    A different way being helping others
  • South Carolina Poll – Donald Trump 36%, Ted Cruz 19% (Trump above 50% with second choice)

    02/13/2016 8:29:38 AM PST · by GilGil · 47 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2/12/2016 | Sundance
    A close review of the poll internals, shows some remarkable and consistent insights when contrast against ground reports, alternate polling and field data. What many political junkies might find remarkable is the dominance of the Trump coalition. After reviewing the poll data, the current decisions of the Trump campaign’s approach in South Carolina make VERY good sense. When you review the poll data take note of what the pollster calls Horse Race #1, and Horse Race #2, the first preference and second preference of the SC electorate. Only Donald Trump extends well beyond 50% when both first and second choices...
  • Elite Don't Get Trump's Appeal

    02/13/2016 8:01:03 AM PST · by GilGil · 118 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/10/2016 | Bill Donohue
    The difference between Sununu and most conservative pundits is that he is honest about his cluelessness. For several months, night after night, conservative talking heads have been bashing Trump, dismissing him as if he were a carnival freak. Oh, yes, they readily concede, he may be able to whip up the masses, but he cannot engage them for the long fight. That they look increasingly silly cannot be denied. The fundamental problem with conservative critics of Trump is their class bias. They don't understand the working class. Sheltered in prep schools and Ivy League institutions, their world is one where...
  • Bloomberg’s Everytown Patronizing Young Women by Stigmatize Men & Guns

    02/13/2016 7:49:14 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 2/12/2016 | unknown
    Few things are as painfully uncool as a 73-year-old billionaire's desperate attempts to be relevant. This fact is brought into stark realization by Michael Bloomberg front-group Everytown for Gun Safety's ham-handed new campaign aimed at stigmatizing guns and gun-owning men among young women. Dubbed "Singled Out," the campaign website curiously seeks to drive young women to the gun control cause by way of disparaging men who own firearms. To Everytown, gun-owning men are predominantly "gunsplainers", a derivation of the term mansplainer, which is a man who attempts to explain something to a woman in a patronizing way. Therefore, a "gunsplainer"...