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  • Religion is being weaponized against gays, claims same-sex ‘marriage’ icon, Jim Obergefell

    06/18/2018 12:17:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/18/2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    June 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Jim Obergefell, the man whose name will be forever associated with the institution of genderless marriage in the United States, said he “was heartbroken and devastated,” by the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision.   But more than that, Obergefell is frightened.  Very frightened. It’s not the actuality of the ruling that scares him; it’s the boogeymen he has concocted in order to shoo away any second guessing about the high court’s judgement in his favor three years ago.   “After deciding in favor of marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges,” asked Obergefell in a commentary...
  • British royal family to hold its first homosexual ‘wedding’

    06/18/2018 12:12:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/18/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    DEVON, England, June 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- Another royal wedding is about to dominate the media, albeit for a very different reason than Prince Harry and Meagan Markle’s recent nuptials. Lord Ivar Mountbatten, third cousin once removed to Queen Elizabeth, has announced he will be “marrying” James Coyle, marking the first same-sex “wedding” in the extended British royal family. Ivar came out as homosexual in 2016, several years after divorcing his wife Penny Mountbatten. The couple had three daughters, who are currently 15, 20, and 22 years old. But despite their divorce, Penny told the UK Daily Mail she’s so...
  • Did President Trump Just Kill Obamacare?

    06/18/2018 11:53:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    If you’re not a health care policy nerd like me and don’t pay close attention to the fear-mongering commonly found in outlets like The Washington Post and CNN, you may have missed the recent explosion of news stories and opinion articles bashing the Trump administration for allegedly putting Obamacare in grave danger — and doing so in a reckless and legally questionable manner, too.For instance, New York magazine accused the Trump administration of “standing against the rule of law.” The New York Times’ Margot Sanger-Katz wrote a recent Trump administration decision could make it “much more difficult for individuals and...
  • Trump supporter disrupts deNiro's musical with "Keep America Great " Flag

    06/18/2018 11:24:54 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 18, 2018
    . A Trump supporter tried disrupting a performance of the Robert De Niro-directed “A Bronx Tale: The Musical” on Saturday — standing up during the curtain call and displaying a “Keep America Great!” flag toward the audience. “The times we live in,” tweeted audience member Joe Del Vicario, along with a pic showing the Broadway protest. “At the end of [the performance], a man turned around and faced the audience to show us how big of a pair he has,” Del Vicario explained. “He was escorted shortly after.”
  • Instead of Bringing in More People, How About We Raise the Wages of the Ones Who Are Already Here?

    06/18/2018 11:10:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    The Trump economy is booming. Employers added 223,000 jobs in May instead of an expected 188,000. Unemployment is at a historic 3.8 percent, as low as it’s been since last century, and consumer confidence is skyrocketing right along with GDP. And for the first time in a long time, there are more jobs available than people to fill them."President Trump’s policies are having a tremendous positive impact on the lives of Americans of all classes and backgrounds," wrote Andy Puzder for Fox Business. "More people are working, there are more job openings, and fewer people are dependent on government. Good news for...
  • Royal Family Will Have Its First Ever Same-Sex Wedding This Summer

    06/18/2018 10:42:20 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 37 replies
    ET/MSN ^ | 6/18/2018 | Zach Seemayer‍
    There's another Royal Wedding on the horizon, and this one's even more historic than the last. Hot on the heels of Meghan Markle's groundbreaking wedding to Prince Harry, people will soon witness the first-ever same-sex marriage in the history of the Royal family.
  • Trump: U.S. won't become a 'migrant camp'

    06/18/2018 10:26:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump challenged Democrats to “come to the table” to fix the country’s immigration system, saying Monday that the current battle is over whether the U.S. should have borders. Speaking at the White House Mr. Trump said the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp.” He said if Congress can find agreement on a way to update what he called the “worst immigration laws in the entire world” it could be a trendsetting move for the rest of the globe. “Just remember — a country without borders is not a country at all. We need borders, we need security, we...
  • GMA Touts Singer’s ‘XXXk You’ Father's Day Tweet to Paul Ryan as ‘Voice of Dissent’

    06/18/2018 10:01:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/18/2018 | Kristine Marsh
    As they did last week along with the other networks, ABC led its Monday morning Good Morning America by hyping complaints from Democrats and liberals about the Trump Administration border policy. Correspondent Marcus Moore’s report even touted a celebrity’s curse-filled rant at the GOP without acknowledging the profanity. GMA started off its obsessive negative coverage with a report by White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, noting disapproval from first ladies Bush and Trump. “This is a policy that’s just eating away in terms of controversy at this White House,” Vega hyped, before adding that both Melania Trump and former First Lady...
  • South Carolina man snaps photo of a cloud that 'looks like' TRUMP

    06/18/2018 9:57:59 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-18-2018 | Jordan Barnes
    A man in South Carolina photographed a cloud that bared an uncanny resemblance to US President Donald Trump. The astonishing find was made by Facebook user AJ Brackins who uploaded the pictures on Trump's birthday last week. He wrote in a post that has been shared more than 130 times: 'Check this cloud out! Looks like Trump! #MAGA'.
  • Mrs. Bush Rails Against 'Cruel' Border Separation Policy

    06/18/2018 9:51:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/18/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Trump administration's policy of separating illegal immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border doesn't sit well with some people, including former First Lady Laura Bush. In a new op-ed for The Washington Post, Mrs. Bush explained why the White House's zero tolerance policy is "cruel," "immoral," and "breaks her heart." Mrs. Bush compared today's policy of separating families to our treatment of Japanese Americans during World War Two.
  • It's Time for Conservatives to Address Environmental Issues

    06/18/2018 9:47:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/18/2018 | Benji Backer
    It’s no secret—conservatives have fallen behind on environmental issues for the past decade. In issues like clean energy and conservation, we have lost sight of the legacy of environmental stewardship left to us by conservative trailblazers like Ronald Reagan. A report from Duke University in 2014 detailed why many conservatives ignore the issue: solution aversion. Solution aversion is the notion that if someone does not like the solution to a problem, they will ignore the problem completely. This can be seen firsthand with conservatives and the environment. Conservatives see green policies as curtailing the rights and values they care about...
  • The forgotten carnage of the Revolutionary War

    06/18/2018 9:35:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/17/2018 | Bill Federer
    “Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!” commanded Colonel William Prescott, repeating the order of General Israel Putnam, June 17, 1775. Colonel William Prescott’s men were in the center redoubt located on Breed’s Hill, adjacent Bunker Hill, guarding the north entrance to Boston Harbor. Samuel Swett wrote in his “History of Bunker Hill” that as the 2,300 British soldiers advanced: “The American marksmen are with difficulty restrained from firing. Putnam rode through the line, and ordered that no one should fire till they arrived within eight rods. … Powder was scarce and must not be wasted. They...
  • Lawmakers Report 'Children in Chain Link Cages, Alone' After Tour of Border Detention Facilities

    06/18/2018 9:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/18/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers who had been trying to gain access to a holding center for undocumented immigrant children were given a tour Sunday starting with a Customs and Border Protection processing center in McAllen, Texas, as DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen declared in a rare tweetstorm that the kids aren't being separated from parents. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), calling the McAllen facility "the dog kennel," said he "witnessed loads of kids massed together in large pens of chain-linked fence separated from their moms and dads." He and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) then went to the McAllen–Hidalgo–Reynosa International Bridge, where agents...
  • ‘We Will Not Apologize’ — Homeland Security Secretary Defends Family-Separation Policy

    06/18/2018 9:26:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2018 | Jack Crowe
    Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump administration’s highly contentious “zero tolerance” immigration-enforcement policy Monday as the inevitable result of congressional inaction on immigration.“We will not apologize for the job we do or for the job law enforcement does, for doing the job that the American people expect us to do,” Nielsen said during her Monday address to National Sheriffs’ Association in New Orleans. “Illegal actions have and must have consequences. No more free passes, no more get-out-of-jail-free cards.”Nielsen went on to decry inaccurate media portrayals of the Trump administration’s enforcement policy, which requires the detention and prosecution...
  • Food stamp enrollment falls to 8-year low as Trump clamps down on fraud, economy improves

    06/18/2018 8:55:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Overall enrollment in the country’s food stamp program has dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years as the economy continues to improve and the Trump administration attempts to tackle fraud in the program. According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), enrollment in the program dropped in March to 40,083,954. The last time food stamp participation dipped this low was in February 2010, when 39,588,993 people were enrolled in the program. "As the economy continues to improve, participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is...
  • Professor required students to praise Allah, remove shoes before entering office

    06/18/2018 8:47:41 AM PDT · by yoe · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    A controversial Muslim professor at the University of Connecticut retired this past year after students complained that he required them to say an Arabic phrase and remove their shoes before entering his office.Retired biology professor, Felix Coe, taped two signs outside his office requiring students to say “Bismillah,” an Arabic phrase meaning “in the name of Allah” before entering his office, (Muslim prof made students praise Allah before entering office) reported. Visitors were also required to remove their shoes.
  • Gallup: Satisfaction with direction of country highest since 2005

    06/18/2018 8:32:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2018 | Rick Moran
    Satisfaction with the direction the country is going is higher today than it's been since 2005, according to the most recent Gallup survey. Thirty-eight percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States today, similar to last month's 37% satisfaction rate but marking the numerical high since a 39% reading in September 2005. The satisfaction rate, which Gallup has measured at least monthly since 2001, has now topped 35% three times this year – a level reached only three times in the previous 12 years (once each in 2006, 2009 and 2016). Satisfaction with the nation...
  • For South Koreans, Singapore summit was far from a failure

    06/18/2018 8:25:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WENY-TV ^ | June 18, 2018 | Nic Robertson, CNN international diplomatic editor
    We've made much of what President Donald Trump failed to get from Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Those failures would include steps toward verifiable irreversible denuclearization -- and a guarantee of an end to human rights abuses. Those are just a couple of the major issues. Then there's what he gave away: A sloppy salute and the upper hand in what should have been the toughest negotiation of his life. Negotiations held with an insecure hermit dictator who was said by South Korean intelligence sources to have ordered the murder of his half brother. In South Korea, however, the prism...
  • The Anti-Profiling Movement Is Killing Black Pedestrians

    06/18/2018 8:22:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2018 | Jack Cashill
    From time to time, the media tell the truth about issues that have a racial edge, usually by accident.  Such was the case in February of this year, when a local TV news crew visited a largely black St. Louis neighborhood to follow up on a hit-and-run incident. A speeding car had struck two ten-year-old boys and kept on going.  Local people were outraged.  School principal Stella Erondu told the reporter, "It's just like the wild, wild west.  Anyone can do whatever, drive however they want on these streets."  Other neighbors echoed her comments. The reporter on the scene had no reason to doubt the neighbors.  While he...
  • Gay activists use 10-year-old ‘drag’ kid to promote New York Pride [NBC "Today" Whole Segment!]

    06/18/2018 7:34:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Life Site ^ | 2/26/18 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    A 10-year-old boy dressed in “drag” as a sexy woman stars in a new campaign video for the upcoming New York Pride event this June. The 30-second promotional video released February 21 shows Desmond Napoles, also known as “Desmond is Amazing,” dressed as a woman, wearing eyeshadow, and putting on lipstick for a drag show