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  • Palin Facebook Statement - Bergdahl

    03/26/2015 8:12:14 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 11 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/26/15 | Sarah Palin
    When President Obama traded one deserter for five evil terrorists hell-bent on destroying America, rational people did not believe the Obama administration’s claims about this traitor’s “health crisis,” or claims that he served “with honor and distinction,” and certainly not President Obama’s claim that this was a good deal for America. After putting the country in danger, President Obama celebrated Bergdahl in our Rose Garden, arm in arm with his smiling father greeting Americans in Arabic and Pashtu, as our loyal troops cringed. In fact, in the days that followed, the Obama administration actually smeared the vets who came forward...
  • Home folk tell Rep. McMorris Rodgers: Don’t mess with Obamacare [WA]

    03/26/2015 8:10:19 PM PDT · by steve86 · 17 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | March 26, 2015 | Joel Connelly
    She was asking for horror stories about health care, but Rep. Cathy Morris Rodgers, R-Wash., instead found her Facebook page filled with testimonials to the Affordable Care Act. A member of the House Republican leadership, McMorris Rodgers wanted a replenishment of anecdotes like stories of questionable accuracy she told when giving the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. “This week marks the 5th anniversary of Obamacare being signed into law,” wrote McMorris Rodgers. “Whether it’s turning your tax filing into a nightmare, you’re facing skyrocketing premiums, or your employer had reduced your work hours, I want...
  • GERMAN NEWS: Co-Pilot of Germanwings Airbus Was MUSLIM CONVERT

    03/26/2015 8:07:21 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 95 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    GERMAN REPORT —HE WAS RADICALIZED! GERMAN CO-PILOT WAS MUSLIM CONVERT– — STAYED AT Bremen Mosque Police have reportedly found something of “significance” at the apartment of the co-pilot who crashed the Germanwing passenger plane into the Alps this week. Andreas Lubitz 28-year-old German Andreas Lubitz trained in the Phoenix, Arizona and is pictured here in San Francisco. Speisa.com reported: According to Michael Mannheimer, a writer for German PI-News, Germany now has its own 9/11, thanks to the convert to Islam, Andreas Lubitz. Translation from German: All evidence indicates that the copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his...
  • Apple, Google, large tech companies urge the White House & Congress not to renew the Patriot Act

    03/26/2015 7:39:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ben Lovejoy
    Apple is one of ten tech giants to once again call on the US Government not to reauthorize the Patriot Act in its current form. The Act expires on 1st June unless it is renewed by Congress. Apple was joined by AOL, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo.In an open letter to President Obama, NSA Director Admiral Rogers and other prominent government figures, the companies urge Congress to end the bulk collection of communications metadata–the logs that determine how and when ordinary citizens contact each other.The letter says that mass surveillance must end, and that a revised bill must contain mechanisms to ensure...
  • Eau Claire County issues order for Amish family to leave home

    03/26/2015 7:28:21 PM PDT · by so_real · 23 replies
    WEAU TV ^ | Thu 6:28 PM, Mar 26, 2015 | Jessica Bringe
    FAIRCHILD, Wis. (WEAU) - An Amish family in Fairchild now has a sign on their home ordering them to leave. The court order for Amos and Vera Borntreger, along with their four young children, is for violating Eau Claire County building codes. The family claims those codes go against their religious beliefs. The county put up the sign, Thursday, around noon. The penalty for not obeying that sign by leaving their home could be $2,000 dollars for every day they stay or jail time. A group of about ten from the Amish community were gathered when the county delivered the...
  • 25 facts you should know about the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse [Coast to Coast]

    03/26/2015 7:06:18 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 58 replies
    Astronomy Magazine ^ | Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | Michael Bakich
    As I write this blog, I realize that the event is more than three years away. But it’s going to be so huge that I thought I’d list some of the important details for our readership, the general public, and the media. Hey, it’s never too early for knowledge, right? Anyway, these are the facts. 1. This will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years. The last one occurred February 26, 1979. Unfortunately, not many people saw it because it clipped just five states in the Northwest and the weather for the most part...
  • A Fair – but Ultimately Misleading – Critique of GOP Budgets

    03/26/2015 6:37:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Last week, I applauded the Chairmen of the House and Senate Budget Committees for proposing budgets that complied with my Golden Rule, which means the burden of government would grow slower than the private sector. But my praise was limited because neither budget is ideal from the perspective of libertarians and small-government conservatives. "Even though the two proposals satisfy my Golden Rule, thatÂ’s simply a minimum threshold. In reality, thereÂ’s far too much spending in both plans, and neither Chairman proposes to get rid of a single Department. Not HUD, not Education, not Transportation, and not Agriculture." Heck, the budgets...
  • George Zimmerman Has Strong Words For Obama

    03/26/2015 6:24:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Before there was Ferguson, there was Trayvon Martin. On February 26, 2012, Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman inside a Sanford, FL neighborhood, producing a ripple effect still being felt to this day. Zimmerman has been largely silent since his 2013 acquittal, but he is making up for lost time with a new video he recorded with his attorney, Howard Iken. Asked who he blamed for the “highest level of unfairness” he has experienced since the shooting, Zimmerman was quick with an answer. “By far, the president of the United States,” Zimmerman said. “Barack Hussein Obama....
  • House Dem: Global Warming Could Force Women to Trade Sex for Food

    03/26/2015 6:14:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/26/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A senior House Democrat has once again issued an apocalyptic warning that climate change will hit women harder than men, and that it could drive millions of poor women to engage in “transactional sex” in order to provide food and water for their families. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) proposed a resolution on Wednesday that said as the climate changes, it will cause food and water scarcity around the world. That will create pressures on poor women in particular, since they are often charged with growing food and collecting water for their families. As resources dwindle, it could force many women...
  • Afghan Woman Who Was Beaten To Death By Mob For Allegedly Desecrating The Koran Was Innocent

    03/26/2015 6:04:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Last week, Caleb Howe at Truth Revolt posted a brutal video of an Afghan woman being beaten to death by an angry mob for allegedly desecrating the Koran. “The crowd can be seen beating and kicking her, hitting her with sticks, and even dropping large bricks and blocks of stone on her. Her body was then burned, and thrown into a river,” he wrote. The woman, Farkhunda,is known by only one name, and she was in her late 20s to early 30s. Some sites, like the AP, have her being 27 years old, while CBS News reported she was 32. Her...
  • The FReeper Canteen - Just Hangin' Cafe - Friday, March 27, 2015

    03/26/2015 6:00:09 PM PDT · by LUV W · 38 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Beachn4fun
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Are You Satisfied by Cruz's Latest Obamacare Answer?

    03/26/2015 5:51:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 26 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Back at it we are. This is Mark in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Welcome, sir. Glad you called. Great to have you with us. CALLER: Thank you so much, Maha Rushie. I'm a 23-year-listener. First time I got through. RUSH: I'm glad you made it, sir. CALLER: Thank you very much. The comment... I loved yesterday's show. That's one of the days I wish you had six hours rather than three. RUSH: Well, I appreciate that. You know, now, that's interesting that you say that, 'cause I went home yesterday and thought that it wasn't nearly as good as it...
  • Why Are We Obsessed with Plane Crashes?

    03/26/2015 5:25:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So, "The copilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and 'intentionally' sent the plane full speed into a mountain in the French Alps, ignoring the pilot's frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday." It's amazing how fast they get prosecutors on the case over there. You know, in Europe, the spokesmen are always the prosecutors, not the cops. I mean, it's all law enforcement. It's amazing. "Copilot Andreas Lubitz's 'intention (was) to destroy this plane,' Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said, laying out the horrifying conclusions reached...
  • Wooly Mammoth Genes Inserted into Elephant Cells

    03/26/2015 5:19:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 25 March 2015
    Researchers from Harvard University have successfully inserted genes from a woolly mammoth into living cells from an Asian elephant, the extinct giant's closest remaining relative. Harvard geneticist George Church used DNA from Arctic permafrost woolly mammoth samples to copy 14 mammoth genes -- emphasizing those related to its chilly lifestyle. "We prioritized genes associated with cold resistance including hairiness, ear size, subcutaneous fat and, especially, hemoglobin," Church told The Sunday Times. Then, using a kind of DNA cut/paste system called CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat), Church dropped the genes into Asian elephant skin cells. The result? A petri...
  • Free Speech Outside the Abortion Clinic [Atlantic Magazine!]

    03/26/2015 5:10:16 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 2 replies
    The Atlantic Magazine ^ | March 19, 2015 | Diana Pearl
    When Kelsey McLain, then a 25-year-old in the midst of the first trimester of her pregnancy, arrived at the abortion clinic closest to her home, her car couldn’t get past the entrance of the parking lot. ... For pro-lifers, the opportunity to protest outside clinics is nothing less than a divine calling. In 1985, Joseph Scheidler, founder of the Pro-Life Action League and often called the ‘grandfather’ of the pro-life movement, published the book Closed: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion. It begins with a chapter on sidewalk counseling, which Scheidler called “the single most valuable activity that a pro-life...
  • Did an Ivy League Dean Really Welcome ISIS Fighters to Host a Training Camp on His Campus?

    03/26/2015 4:35:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/26/2015 | BY SAMUEL SMITH
    A recently released undercover investigative video purports to show a dean at Cornell University telling a prospective Moroccan student that the school would welcome student groups to invite ISIS fighters to conduct training camps for students on campus, but the school has since decried the video as misleading. Project Veritas, an investigative nonprofit firm that claims to expose corruption, released a video on Tuesday where one of its reporters disguised himself as a student from Morocco looking to start a "humanitarian group." The undercover reporter went to visit with Cornell's assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido, in his office to...
  • Top Obama Official: Reading Koran Reminds Me of “Quintessentially American Values”

    03/26/2015 4:20:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | march 24, 2015 | jim hoft
    Obama Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) that reading the Koran reminds him of “quintessentially American values.”
  • Barack Obama, Wire Superfan, Interviewed David Simon

    03/26/2015 3:53:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 26, 2015 | Nate Jones
    As a former journalist, The Wire creator David Simon probably had some pretty tough questions lined up for his visit to the White House. Well too bad, because Barack Obama is asking the questions here!
  • The Washington Post Sugarcoats Obama's Communist Mentor

    03/26/2015 3:47:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3-26-15 | Paul Kengor
    Someone in the mainstream press has finally bothered to look into Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party member who influenced a young Obama from 1970-79, the long period of our current president’s adolescence. It took Rudy Giuliani to call out Davis for the media to at long last hazard a look. As soon as Rudy dared do so, he naturally became the story rather than Obama or Davis. The story became Rudy’s outlandish claims rather than Davis’s outlandish politics or the outlandish reality that the current leader of the free world had a formative influence who was a devout communist...
  • Stop Defending Phil Robertson — You’re Embarrassing Yourself

    03/26/2015 3:03:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/26/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Phil Robertson is an embarrassment, not a hero, and the socially conservative movement needs to distance itself from him immediately. Don’t get me wrong — I agree that our culture is experiencing a terrifying shift towards censorship. People have become so easily offended that it’s almost impossible to say anything without someone getting upset about it; and concepts like trigger warnings, safe spaces, and microaggressions are threatening free speech. But none of this changes the fact that Phil Robertson is an ignorant buffoon, and that many of his comments — despite the fact that he does have every right to...
  • Feminist Designer Hayat Rachi Launches 'Non-Sexy' Lingerie Brand

    03/26/2015 2:22:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 70 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 3/24/15 | by KELLI SERIO
    Feminist Hayat Rachi says she’s fed up with lingerie that objectifies and sexualizes the female body and is launching a brand of more conservative lingerie, to counter the issue, with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. Rachi’s Neon Moon collection plans to release its first line, titled Mon Dieo, soon, which is free of wiring or cleavage boosting padding and is designed for women of all body types, “including women who embrace pubic, leg and underarm hair.” In other words, Neon Moon will be about as risqué as it sounds. “Instead of succumbing to the body shaming, sexualized and objectifying...
  • Susan Sarandon Wants Andrew Jackson Replaced With a Woman on the $20 Bill

    03/26/2015 1:43:16 PM PDT · by drewh · 163 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 24 Mar 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Why is former U.S. President Andrew Jackson still on the $20 bill, as opposed to suitable candidates like Rosa Parks, Betty Friedan, or Sojourner Truth? Sure, the 7th President of the United States may have been a decorated Revolutionary War hero, who helped to defeat the invading British as a major general in the War of 1812, but as President, Jackson oversaw a lot of herculean accomplishments. Are they still relevant? Two centuries later, is the decorated “Hero of New Orleans” still worthy of decorating our currency? That’s a question being asked by actress Susan Sarandon, along with other gender...
  • Wanna Be Rap Star Azealia Banks Prostitutes MLK's Dream

    03/26/2015 1:26:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 15 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | 3/26/2105 | John Nantz
    The Civil Rights movement, begun by serious and thoughtful people to address racism and bigotry, is now a staggering monstrosity, bastardized by radicals, revolutionaries, the greedy, and the depraved. Azealia Banks, a rap performer, embodies all these vices, a progressivist Bride of Frankenstein. She’s a lurid comic book character taylor made for generation TMZ, a succubus animated by all the dire evil of Hades and eager to sell herself in the pornographer’s flesh market; exchanging dignity, the blood-bought birthright of emancipation and the Civil Rights movement, for a paltry infamy. Banks is just another sell out, merchandizing her race and...
  • Salesforce CEO Says Company Is ‘Canceling All Programs’ In Indiana Over LGBT Discrimination Fears

    03/26/2015 1:20:15 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 26, 2015
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says he doesn’t want his employees subjected to discrimination as part of their work for the San Francisco-based company, and he is cancelling all required travel to the state of Indiana following the signing of a religious freedom law that some say allows business to exclude gay customers. On Thursday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a religious objections bill that some business leaders have opposed amid concern it could allow discrimination against homosexuals. Indiana is the first state to enact such a change this year among about a dozen...
  • Indiana governor signs religious freedom bill that could affect gays

    03/26/2015 1:03:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 03/26/2015 | Mary Wisniewski
    Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a controversial religious freedom bill that could allow businesses and individuals to deny services to gays on religious grounds.Supporters of the bill, which was passed overwhelmingly by both chambers of the Republican-controlled state legislature, say it will keep the government from forcing business owners to act in ways contrary to strongly held religious beliefs. Opponents say it is discriminatory and broader in scope than other state religious freedom laws.Social conservatives have pushed for such laws following court rulings legalizing same-sex marriage, and Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Thursday signed into...
  • In Dealing with Racism and Anti-Semitism, Coffee Cups Can't Replace Action

    03/26/2015 1:05:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Matt Towery
    In Dealing with Racism and Anti-Semitism, Coffee Cups Can't Replace Action. It didn't take a genius to predict that the idea of promoting discussion about race between baristas at Starbucks and their customers would come to a rapid and certain end. However well intended, the concept of entering a coffeehouse and having a protracted conversation about race while holding up lines and diverting customers from their usual routine just sounded juvenile. Credit Starbucks leaders for good intentions and even better sense in halting the program abruptly. Consider two men who are more about action when it comes to race relations...
  • Sean Penn Watches ISIS Beheading Videos To Understand ‘Real Violence'

    03/26/2015 1:00:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    Breitbart News Big Hollywood ^ | 25 Mar 2015 | by DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    In an interview with the UK Daily Telegraph this week, actor Sean Penn explained that he watches beheading videos made by the Islamic terrorist group ISIS in order to see and understand “real violence.” “The problem is we are not seeing enough of real violence,” Penn told the paper. “We are being anesthetized when you don’t see the horror of war. In the Sixties, we grew up with the horror of Vietnam on our television screens every day. Today we have become anesthetized. The American news channels did this with the Iraq war; they wouldn’t show what it was about,...
  • Domino's delivery driver slain in Lower 9th was husband, father of 3 young children

    03/26/2015 12:54:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/24/15 | Jonathan Bullington
    The Domino's Pizza delivery driver shot to death inside his car early Tuesday morning (March 24) in the Lower 9th Ward has been identified by company officials as Michael Price. The 36-year-old husband and father of three young children, ages 8, 6 and 2, lived in the Lower 9th and was on his way to make a delivery when he was murdered, said Robert Tedesco, regional vice president for local Domino's franchisee RPM Pizza LLC, which operates the Franklin Avenue Domino's where Price worked for the last year or so. "He was an exemplary team member," Tedesco said. "He always...
  • Does Mayor Emanuel Know Where Chicago’s Airports Got Their Names?

    03/26/2015 12:36:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    CBS ^ | 3-26-15 | Bernie Tofoya
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared to suggest renaming one of Chicago’s airports after President Barack Obama on Thursday, but also sounded confused about how the O’Hare and Midway got their current names. During a mayoral forum at Chicago State University, the mayor seemed a bit flustered as he answered a question about his quick about-face after he suggested naming a Chicago high school for President Barack Obama, and renaming Stony Island Avenue for the late civic leader Rev. Arthur Brazier. That’s when the mayor brought up the city’s two airports. “We have to, in some way, whether it’s President Obama or...
  • School named after war hero forces child to shave off military-style haircut

    03/26/2015 12:34:14 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 80 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Adam Stinnett looks up to his older stepbrother – a soldier in the U.S. Army. So when it came time to get a haircut, the seven-year-old told his mother he wanted a basic military-style cut. And that’s exactly what he got – high and tight – just like his stepbrother. Adam got his haircut on March 8. On March 9, his mother got a letter from the principal of Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School in McMinnville, Tennessee. It seems they were not all that thrilled with the second grader’s new hairdo. The principal told Amy Stinnett that her son’s haircut...
  • NCAA expresses concern over Indiana 'religious freedom' law

    03/26/2015 12:22:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jon Solomon
    On the eve of next week's Final Four in Indianapolis, the NCAA expressed concern about a new Indiana law that will allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers based on “religious freedom” and suggested future NCAA championships in the state could be impacted. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a measure that has created uproar in the state where the NCAA is located. Some conventions are threatening to pull out of Indianapolis. Greg Ballard, the Republican mayor of Indianapolis, broke with the Republican governor on the bill and said it would put the city's economy...
  • Hillary Rode More Coattails Than She Broke Glass Ceilings

    03/26/2015 12:09:23 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | March 24, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    Hillary Clinton's expected presidential run is being hailed as a chance to shatter the glass ceiling. That, of course, is nonsense. Hillary rose to power solely on her husband's sleazy coattails. She's not self-made. And it shows. The recent email scandal is the latest in a lifelong pattern of entitlement and hubris — traits successful women know can torpedo a career. Strangely, feminists ignore the damning facts about how Hillary got where she is. Recently, she addressed 5,000 Silicon Valley business women — real career women. Vowing to "crack every last glass ceiling," a hint at her White House ambitions,...
  • Army Special Operations Command pushes back against alarmist claims about upcoming exercise

    03/26/2015 11:05:22 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 68 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | March 21, 2015 | Jon Harper
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Army Special Operations Command is pushing back against alarmist claims that an upcoming U.S. military exercise is a preparation for imposing martial law or subduing right-leaning groups and individuals. Conspiracy theories about the exercise, known as JADE HELM 15, appeared online this week. Some commentators railing against the event referred to an online slide show allegedly created by USASOC, which outlined a special operations exercise slated to take place across multiple states, outside the confines of U.S. military bases. In the slide show, a map of the southwest region of the United States labels Texas and other...
  • Students question administration’s response to professor’s Facebook post [Conn College]

    03/26/2015 10:58:02 AM PDT · by Third Person · 18 replies
    The Day ^ | March 26. 2015 | Colin A. Young
    New London — Everything came to a halt on the Connecticut College campus Wednesday afternoon as President Katherine Bergeron canceled all other events and called for a campus-wide forum to address a tenured professor’s Facebook post comparing Gazan Palestinians to “a rabid pit bull chained in a cage, regularly making mass efforts to escape.” "Gaza is in the cage because of its repeated efforts to destroy Israel and Jews," Andrew Pessin, a professor in the college's philosophy department, published to his personal Facebook page in August. Editor's note: This corrects an earlier version of the first sentence. "The blockade is...
  • Ted Cruz’s claim that there has been ‘zero’ global warming in 17 years

    03/26/2015 10:01:56 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2015 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    “Many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up. In particular, satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years, there’s been zero warming.” –Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex,), “Late Night with Seth Meyers” interview, March 17, 2015 “The last 15 years, there has been no recorded warming. Contrary to all the theories that – that they are expounding, there should have been warming over the last 15 years. It hasn’t happened.” –Cruz, CNN interview released Feb. 20, 2014 Cruz has been taking some heat — pun intended — lately over his global...
  • A tidal wave of nip­ples sweeps Ice­land

    03/26/2015 10:11:17 AM PDT · by rey · 130 replies
    Mbl.Is ^ | 27 Mar 2015 | Ann Margret Bjornsson
    To­day is a #freethenip­ple day in Ice­land, a day in which a fem­i­nist wave has swept the coun­try. The day was par­tic­u­larly cel­e­brated in Reyk­javik's Uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges and an end­less amount of women tweeted their sup­port, and their nip­ples, in­clud­ing an MP. Here's a look at the day in pic­tures in which women went bra­less or top­less to show their sup­port. The in­ter­na­tional #freethenip­ple cause ad­dresses equal rights for men and women, a more bal­anced view of cen­sor­ship and the rights for all women the world over to breast­feed in pub­lic.
  • CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Bowe Bergdahl's Desertion: Isn't Captivity 'Punishment Enough'?

    03/26/2015 10:17:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 25, 2015 | 5:42 PM EDT | Matthew Balan
    CNN's Brooke Baldwin slanted towards the sympathizers of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, just minutes after the U.S. Army announced that the former captive would be charged with desertion. Baldwin asked special forces veteran Scott Mann, "You have those who...on the opposite end, [are] vilifying him. Again, this is someone who was held...for five years by terrorists. Is that not – this is what some say – is that not punishment enough?" [video below] Moments earlier, the anchor turned to Reuters correspondent David Rohde, who was held by the same Taliban-affiliated terrorist group that had captured Sgt. Bergdahl....
  • Jeh Johnson’s malfeasance

    03/26/2015 10:15:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-26-15 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared Monday that “reading the Quran” reminds him of “quintessential American values.” The Muslim Brotherhood-aligned influence operation he addressed was pleased. The rest of us should be alarmed. There are, of course, passages of the Koran that are peaceable and encourage tolerance. Presumably, those are the ones to which Mr. Johnson was referring. Unfortunately, according to the authorities of Islam and their supremacist doctrine of shariah, such passages have been explicitly replaced by others that are virulently hateful and intolerant. They demand adherents engage in holy war, not practice true American values. Mr. Johnson is...
  • Marijuana Edibles Blamed For Keystone Death

    03/26/2015 10:14:41 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 117 replies
    Denver CBS ^ | 03/25/2015 | Brian Maass
    ... When the young men got back to Keystone, Fowler said they began ingesting the edible pot. He said his cousin favored some peach tart candies, each piece of candy containing 10 mg of the active ingredient in marijuana, the recommended dose for an adult consuming an edible. But when Goodman consumed several and experienced no immediate effects he kept gobbling them up. “Luke popped two simultaneously” after the first two didn’t seem to do anything, said Fowler. Then he said Goodman took a fifth candy, five times the recommended dose. His mother says her son likely didn’t see the...
  • Taxpayers foot bill for union work, lawmakers seek changes

    03/26/2015 9:44:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2015 | John Roberts
    When he arrived on Capitol Hill in January, freshman Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., discovered something he had no clue was going on. Hundreds of federal employees spend their entire workday -- not doing the business of the government, but working for their unions. Hice told Fox News he was shocked by what he found. "Waste on an egregious level by federal employees who are taking taxpayer monies and using it for purposes other than the reason they were hired," Hice said. It's called "official time," and it was sanctioned into law by Congress in 1978. Lawmakers voted to allow federal...
  • A Better 2016 Agenda

    03/26/2015 9:40:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    "In your heart you know he's right," was Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign slogan in 1964. The critics of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who announced Monday he is running for president, are effectively saying of him: "In your head you know he's nuts." Even before his announcement, Cruz was labeled with the typical modifiers the left uses to scare people who don't pay much attention to politics -- extreme, far right, out of the mainstream. In the run-up to the next election, the left and their media colleagues will try to fool Republicans into nominating a mushy moderate from the party's...
  • Happy Holidaze, from New York City

    03/26/2015 9:23:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 24, 2015 | Tony Perkins
    In New York City schools, kids are learning Rs: reading, writing, and Ramadan. Thanks to the far-Left priorities of Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), city schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar — a concession that took even Big Apple parents by surprise. While the largest religion in the country fights to even be recognized, “NYC schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha — making (it) the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar.” Although families already had the option of taking excused absences for...
  • Amendment by Consent

    03/26/2015 9:05:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Here is a short pop quiz. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress earlier this month about the parameters of the secret negotiations between the United States and Iran over nuclear weapons and economic sanctions, how did he know what the negotiators were considering? Israel is not a party to those negotiations, yet the prime minister presented them in detail. When Hillary Clinton learned that a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives had subpoenaed her emails as secretary of state and she promptly destroyed half of them -- about 33,000 -- how did she know she could get...
  • REVIEW: Bias in the Booth A Must-Read for Political Junkies and Sports Fans

    03/26/2015 8:52:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Americans have long used sports as a way to “get away” from the real world for a few hours and focus on a game rather than current events. Sports, after all, have a way of uniting people unlike anything else. Bias in the Booth, a new book by sports talk radio personality Dylan Gwinn, argues that there has been an effort by sports broadcasters to sway public opinion on certain issues—related to sports or not—towards a liberal viewpoint. In the book, Gwinn cites examples such as the deification of Michael Sam and Bob Costas’ rant about gun control as ways...
  • Parents Must Sign Permission Slip Before Kids Can Eat Oreos

    03/26/2015 8:48:34 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 80 replies
    Reason ^ | March. 26, 2015 | Lenore Skenazy
    There are 18-wheelers with brake problems, hungry bears just stumbling out of hibernation, and lawnmowers that suddenly shift into reverse. And then there's the unparalleled danger of Double Stuff Oreos. Thank goodness this teacher requires parents to sign off on cookie consumption—if they dare.
  • Four (Black) Cops Killed in Seven Days -- Where's the Outrage?

    03/26/2015 8:45:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Wednesday, March 4: Fulton County police detective Terence Avery Green was killed, shot in the head by a suspect. According to WXIA-TV, Atlanta: "Police responded to a shots fired call early Wednesday. They were told the suspect was possibly intoxicated. Neighbors said the man was going from house to house, banging on doors and firing a long barrel gun. ... "(Fulton County Assistant Police Chief Gary) described the situation as an ambush, saying the officers 'were trying to do their job, they were trying to protect this neighborhood from someone who was shooting. And they had no other option but...
  • Monte Frank: Team 26 for Newtown -- Why we ride

    03/26/2015 8:27:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    newstimes.com ^ | 3/25/2015 | monte frank
    We ride for everyone tired of gun violence and demanding change. Team 26 will stop in big cities and one-traffic-light towns to spread the message of peace, hope and love.
  • PM Re-Named Finance Minister to Prevent 'Passover Emergency' [Netanyahu & Passover]

    03/26/2015 8:11:49 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2016 | Moshe Cohen
    Binyamin Netanyahu is once again Finance Minister - thanks to none other than Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef. But according to the Kikar Shabbat web site, the re-appointment of Netanyahu to the post was prompted by phone calls to cabinet members by none other than Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef – who was concerned that, without a Finance Minister, the sale of leaven (chametz) before the upcoming Passover holiday would be nullified. While many Jews consider the personal or commercial sale of chametz, the leavened products from bread to beer that are forbidden on Passover, to be a mere “technicality,”...
  • FrankenCandidate

    03/26/2015 8:05:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    The Republican field for 2016 is deep and diverse. Democrats, on the other hand, find themselves in the position Republicans were in 1996 and 2008 – with no heir apparent, no standard bearer, settling for someone willing to run. Hillary Clinton is “inevitable,” unless she collapses under her own weight, but she’s the least inspiring candidate since Bob Dole. Dole is a fine man with a compelling story, but he was an uninspiring candidate. Hillary doesn’t even have the compelling personal story going for her. That heightens the importance of the GOP primary fight. The best thing Hillary has going...
  • The Racial Wealth Gap: Why A Typical White Household Has 16 Times The Wealth Of A Black One

    03/26/2015 7:56:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 107 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/26/2015 | Laura Shin
    The United States is becoming much more racially and ethnically diverse. At the same time, it’s becoming more unequal in terms of wealth and income. These two trends are combining in an uncomfortable way: the wealth and income divide is happening along racial and ethnic lines.The typical black household now has just 6% of the wealth of the typical white household; the typical Latino household had just 8%, according to The Racial Wealth Gap: Why Policy Matters, by Demos, a public policy organization promoting democracy and equality, and the Institute on Assets and Social Policy.In absolute terms, the median white...