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  • Exclusive: Trump's first dance as president will be to Sinatra's 'My Way'

    01/18/2017 9:23:19 PM PST · by pissant
    Wash Examiner ^ | 1.18.17 | Anna Giaratelli
    In his first dance as commander in chief, President-elect Trump will take the dance floor with Melania to the tune of Frank Sinatra's "My Way," according to a source with knowledge of the official inaugural balls. The Washington Examiner has learned that Trump plans to take the floor as the 45th president at the Liberty Ball just as Nashville-based jazz singer Erin Boehme delivers opening song "Mack the Knife," which will be live broadcast for tens of millions of Americans to watch on TV.
  • Why Donald Trump looks like just the friend Britain needs

    01/18/2017 9:03:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Spectator ^ | January 19, 2017 | Freddy Gray
    As president, Barack Obama was too cool for the special relationship. The romantic bond between the United States and Great Britain, which always makes Churchill fans go all soggy-eyed, left him cold. Obama was more interested in globalism, ‘pivoting’ to Asia and the European Union. Donald J. Trump is a very different creature. The new US President seems to cherish Great Britain, whereas the EU annoys him. Brexit is beautiful, he believes — and the EU is falling apart. Trump may or may not know the name of the British Prime Minister but, as he told Michael Gove this week,...
  • Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld: Melania Trump’s Dynamic Duo

    01/18/2017 9:02:31 PM PST · by ELS · 7 replies
    WWD ^ | 1/17/2017 | Bridget Foley
    Karl Lagerfeld likely will join Ralph Lauren in dressing the incoming first lady. Who will dress Melania? With the big event just days away, two names churning about the rumor mill make all the sense in the world. As my colleague Rosemary Feitelberg reported on Monday, one of those names is Ralph Lauren. The other: Karl Lagerfeld. Yes, that Karl Lagerfeld. If accurate, that rock-star combo will transport Melania Trump to Inauguration Day fashion Nirvana. Her wardrobe choices for the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, and later, for the inaugural balls, are...
  • Catholic nun banned from wearing habit in classroom due to Nebraska state law

    01/18/2017 7:36:28 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies
    The law was passed in 1919 under pressure from the Ku Klux KlanA nun in Nebraska who teaches in a secondary school has been told that she is not allowed to wear her habit in the classroom.  37-year-old, Sister Madeleine Miller, was shocked to learn that, under a little-known law nearly a century old, habits were banned.  The vaguely worded ban prohibits teachers from wearing any sort of religious clothing, from burqas to yarmulkes.  “I could have been arrested, jailed, fined or had my license taken away if I had tried to teach,” Miller said on Tuesday.Now, state lawmakers are...
  • Mark Zuckerberg sues to force families to sell land

    01/18/2017 7:07:54 PM PST · by correctthought · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/17 | CLEMENCE MICHALLON
    Mark Zuckerberg sues to force families to sell land passed down for generations and make his $100M Hawaiian home more secluded Title only none, see comments.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 19 January 2017

    01/18/2017 6:01:41 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 45 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MEDEVAC TRAINING A soldier helps hoist a member of the South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a medevac training and certification mission in Eastover, SC, March 9, 2016. South Carolina Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Roberto Di Giovine Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. PUMP PRESSURE Navy Seaman Apprentice Jaren Solt throttles the pressure of a JP-5 fuel pump on...
  • College Dem exec jumps ship as Party drifts to extreme left

    01/18/2017 6:00:41 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 14 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 1.18.2017 | Kassy Dillon
    A National Councilman for the College Democrats of America is jumping ship and considering joining the Republican Party just before President-elect Trump takes the oath of office. Michael J. Hout, a junior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, told Campus Reform that he believes the contemporary Democratic Party is no longer the best place for an ideological moderate like himself, saying the Party is pivoting towards more extremist rhetoric and appealing more to those who often do not even consider themselves Democrats, such as socialists and independents.
  • Young Hispanic Male Mocks Rialto's "White Minority"

    01/18/2017 5:33:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    Published on Jan 11, 2017 Luis Nolasco mocked the visitors who opposed "Sanctuary city" policies. He called us "these people" and mocked the "white minority", as though they no longer have rights. WHAT?!
  • Evidence is clear: Sexism swayed presidential vote

    01/18/2017 5:25:35 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 71 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jim Gogek
    The 2016 presidential election produced the biggest voter gender gap on record, with women preferring Hillary Clinton by 12 percentage points, while men preferred Donald Trump by 12 percentage points. Was that sexism, or just voter preference?
  • California lawmaker wants schools to teach children about Russian interference in election

    01/18/2017 5:10:40 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 01/18/17 | Katy Murphy
    History textbooks read by schoolchildren in California — and perhaps across the country — could include a lesson about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election if a bill to be introduced by a Marin County legislator becomes law. The bill from Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, will ask the state to adopt high school history curricula based on a recent national intelligence assessment: that Russia interfered in the election through the production of fake news and hacking, according to the lawmaker.
  • Fox rejects Super Bowl ad featuring border wall

    01/18/2017 4:55:09 PM PST · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    NYPost ^ | January 18, 2017
    Super Bowl LI is still 18 days away, but Madison Avenue’s TV ad controversy game is already underway. Fox, which will broadcast this year’s NFL Championship game, has asked for changes to a 90-second commercial from a building supply firm that features a border wall. The spot, from 84 Lumber, a first time Super Bowl advertiser, was deemed by Fox to be too controversial, a spokesman for ad agency Brunner told The Post.
  • Watch the ‘Sycophantic’ White House Press Corps Shower Obama with Adulation in Final Presser

    01/18/2017 4:46:35 PM PST · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    gRabien News ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | gRabien News
    'SYCOPHANTIC' PRESS KISS THE RINGS THE RING President Obama began his final press conference on a surprising note. Despite “not liking all of the stories you’ve filed,” he told the gathered White House press corps, it’s you’re duty to ask “tough questions” and not be “sycophants.” Too bad reporters were apparently not paying attention. What followed was one softball after another, with rhetorical foot massages sandwiched between. “Thank you, Mr. President” each reporter began. “It’s been an honor,” said another, before literally making the "call me" expression while pointing at her cellphone. A reporter for The Blade, Chris Johnson, used...
  • DeVos Confirmation Hearing: Public Education Funding

    01/18/2017 4:44:21 PM PST · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | Jan 17, 2017 | Senator Patty Murray
    DeVos Confirmation Hearing: Public Education FundingPatty is just mean-spirited.
  • Police release suspect images in violent Dallas Target assault

    01/18/2017 4:01:48 PM PST · by bgill · 40 replies
    WFAA ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | Marjorie Owens
    Police say surveillance video shows the two males approach Whitener as he walked toward the store. The suspects then walked away when the theater director walked into the entrance. Once inside, Whitener immediately went to a Target employee and told them about the males, who were then asked by an off-duty officer and a security guard to leave the property. However, authorities say Whitener was approached by the two males after he left the store at about 11:05 p.m. "They made a threatening statement to [Whitener] and then beat him with the [wooden] stick and fled on foot towards the...
  • Ben Lomond Person Receives First Intersex Birth Certificate

    01/18/2017 3:03:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Santa Cruz Good Times ^ | JANUARY 17, 2017 | ANNE-MARIE HARRISON
    Sara Kelly Keenan says she’s living proof that gender isn’t binarySara Kelly Keenan was sitting in a booth with her father at Santa Cruz Diner eight years ago this month when he admitted that doctors had wanted to assign her a gender when she was born: “They said that they could make you a 3-inch penis if I wanted them to, but I said, ‘Hell no, that’s my daughter, she’s a girl!’” “That’s when I realized that he knew I was genetically a male,” says Keenan. It took 49 years and the onset of advanced Alzheimer’s for Keenan’s father to...
  • How US Charities Fund Terror -- Some With Your Tax Dollars

    01/18/2017 2:44:46 PM PST · by detective · 3 replies
    The Clarion Projest ^ | January 17, 2017 | Sam Westrop
    What You Need to Know About American-Based Terror Funding: A Summary Under the Obama administration, the federal government appeared to ease up on prosecutions of American Islamist charities linked to terror.   This was a marked change from the years after 9/11, when scores of charities were shut down after prosecutors found financial and logistical links to terrorist groups across the globe. This effort culminated in 2008, when the Holy Land Foundation was found guilty of financing terrorism. Islamist charities do not just provide a means to move money; they also offer legitimacy to American Islamist organizations struggling to free themselves...
  • Joy Behar Freaks About Perfectly Normal Scenario (no 'checks and balances') As Threat to 'Democracy'

    01/18/2017 2:23:06 PM PST · by drewh · 45 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 18, 2017 | 12:35 PM EST | By Kristine Marsh |
    On Wednesday’s The View, co-host Joy Behar had a meltdown about America’s “democracy” being under threat because there was no longer any “checks and balances” for Donald Trump as President since Republicans were in the majority in both houses of Congress. Behar called the situation “sad and upsetting,” apparently not realizing this type of scenario has happened dozens of times before. During a discussion on Chelsea Manning’s pardon and Wikileaks, Bila called for both parties to be consistent in their stance on Wikileaks and leaked documents. Seemingly out of the blue, Behar brought up how upset she was at Republicans...
  • Santa Ana's status as sanctuary city made official

    01/18/2017 2:21:15 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | JESSICA KWONG
    Three days before Donald Trump assumes the presidency, Orange County’s second-largest city has enacted a law making it a sanctuary for all residents, regardless of immigration status.
  • Austin restaurants, bars to protest inauguration by donating profits (TX)

    01/18/2017 1:20:14 PM PST · by bgill · 16 replies
    kvue ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | Jason Puckett
    On Friday, Jan. 20, any profits made at Bouldin Creek Cafe, a vegetarian establishment, will go directly to the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Owner Leslie Martin said it's a way to protest the inauguration and "maintain hope" in their community. "We wanted to make a statement," Martin said. "We have concerns about gay rights, minorities - how they're going to be treated and how their civil rights will be protected. There were a large number of people that we feel are living in fear right now wondering what's going to happen."
  • When Obama became family [Barf/ROTFLOL]

    01/18/2017 12:58:28 PM PST · by Charlemagne on the Fox · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/18/17 | Lolly Bowean
    Like Obama, I grew up in a single-parent home. I had the audacity to have big dreams and to hope. . . . As Obama' tenure comes to an end, I see with fresh eyes that the decision to adorn my wall with his image was loaded with meaning. In my modest apartment, I have framed pictures of my family members lining the mantel and leaning along the bookshelves. Only Obama has a sacred place on the wall.
  • A roundup of illegal guns in Washington, D.C. proves telling

    01/18/2017 12:24:39 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 5 replies ^ | 1-18-17 | Jazz Shaw
    (Skip) Back in 2015 we had a similar discussion after Joe Scarborough did an interview where he pointed out that only a tiny fraction of guns used in crimes were purchased legally. (Skip) There have been some studies that peg the number at around three percent, which is the one Scarborough quoted. Others have put it as high as 11% but that seems to be an outlier. It’s a difficult problem to put an exact figure on, but the general consensus is that somewhere between three and eight percent of gun crimes are committed with legally purchased and owned firearms....
  • Trump's Inaugural Pastor Getting Blasted by 'Very Strong' Hate

    01/18/2017 12:03:11 PM PST · by Maudeen · 27 replies
    WND ^ | 1/18/2017 | Joe Kovacs
    A Christian pastor who will be among the faith leaders at Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the next president is being flooded with messages of “very strong” hate, but says he’s unfazed by the vicious comments. “Some are very, very strong in their emotions about me doing this,” Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, who leads Great Faith Ministries International in Detroit, told TMZ. “I’ve been called a sell-out.”
  • Colleges Hiring ‘Working Class Officers’ to Stop Poor People From Feeling Oppressed

    01/18/2017 12:07:04 PM PST · by pabianice · 7 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 1/18/17 | Spence
    Students in Manchester, London and Oxford in the UK are pumping out a new breed of bureaucrat to address supposed social problems at institutions. Manchester – one of Europe’s top institutions – advertised for two officers, both of whom must consider themselves working class, and one of whom must be a “self-identifying woman”. A specification for the position has been posted online here. Their job will be to “facilitate dialogue” between their poor fellows and middle-class students, which presumably did not occur before. They will also organize events and campaigns, according to the Manchester Tab.
  • Protester sets himself on fire outside Trump hotel

    01/18/2017 11:45:05 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2017 | By Daniel Halper
    <p>A man set himself on fire outside Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, to protest what he described as the president-elect’s lack of “respect” for the US Constitution.</p> <p>The unidentified 45-year-old was rushed to the hospital around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was being treated for burns on 10 percent of his body, according to the Washington Post.</p>
  • Donald Trump to Swear on Two Bibles, Including Abraham Lincoln's, at Inauguration Ceremony

    01/18/2017 11:47:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/18/2017 | Samuel Smith
    President-elect Donald Trump will swear on two different Bibles during his inauguration ceremony at the United States Capitol on Friday, one of which will be the same Bible used by Abraham Lincoln during his first inauguration. The Presidential Inauguration Committee announced on Tuesday that Trump, who will be sworn in as the 45th president, will use his own Bible and a Bible used by Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, when he took his first oath of office on March 4, 1861. In addition, it was also announced that Chief Justice John Roberts will conduct Trump's swearing-in ceremony....
  • Nikki Haley Re-Affirms U.S. Commitment To Israel In Senate Hearing

    01/18/2017 10:57:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/18/2017 | Christine Rousselle
    In the opening minutes of her Senate confirmation hearing for United States Ambassador to the United Nations, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley took a stand to say that she would stand up for one of the United States' closest allies to prevent a repeat of the anti-Israel actions of the past. "Nowhere, has the U.N.'s failure been more consistent, and more outrageous, then it's bias against our close ally, Israel," said Haley, noting that Israel is subject to a disproportionate number of negative resolutions. She also pointed out that the U.N.'s Human Rights' Council has also condemned Israel a number...
  • Scientists Call Global Warming ‘Hot Air’, Show Evidence to Prove It!

    01/18/2017 10:52:14 AM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    iPatriot ^ | January 4, 2017 | Mark Anderson
    Man-made “global warming” is a fantastic fable that needs to debunked. That’s the general outlook of scientists, academics, journalists and other researchers who convened for the third congress of Freedom Force International (FFI), which ran Dec. 2-4 at the Marriot-Tempe “on the Buttes” resort hotel near Phoenix. The event was named, “Global Warming: An Inconvenient Lie.” It offered a staggeringly different narrative on “global warming” and “climate change” compared to the harrowing themes peddled in our “learning” institutions and in the orthodox press, as this writer heard covering several conference speeches and live streaming video news segments with participants that...
  • Trump and the GOP Are Hell-Bent on Making America Sick Again (Projectile Vomit Alert)

    01/18/2017 10:41:27 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 1-19-2017 | David S. Cohen
    Earlier this month, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tried to turn Donald Trump's signature line – "Make America Great Again" – against him by saying that Trump was trying to "make America sick again." Though Schumer was talking specifically about the Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare, this slogan is becoming increasingly appropriate for the entirety of the GOP platform.
  • Students in one school will need parental permission to watch Trump being inaugurated (Not Satire)

    01/18/2017 10:28:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    There was a time in my younger days when I would have seen a headline such as this and simply assumed that it came from some sort of parody publication. Perhaps National Lampoon. In the modern era, however, it’s really just another day at the office. Sure, it would be pleasant to think that you’re being tricked and this is just some sort of Rickroll to The Onion, but it’s not. At one school in North Carolina, students will be able to watch the inauguration of the next president, but only if they have a permission slip from their...
  • Trump's First Week

    01/18/2017 10:15:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 18, 2017 | John Stossel
    Donald Trump will be busy Friday. He and Mike Pence have promised, Mother Jones magazine points out, that on Trump's first day in office he will repeal Obamacare, end the "war on coal," expel illegal immigrants, begin construction of a "beautiful Southern border wall," fix the Department of Veterans Affairs, come up with a plan to stop ISIS, get rid of "gun-free zones," "start taking care of our ... military," withdraw from the TPP trade agreement, cut regulations and designate China a currency manipulator. OK, much of that was probably just campaign talk. I'm grateful for that. I hope...
  • Self-Driving Cars Will Decide Who Lives & Who Dies

    01/18/2017 10:09:45 AM PST · by fishtank · 102 replies
    Industrial Equipment News ^ | 1-18-2017 | Matt O'Brien
    Self-Driving Cars Will Decide Who Lives & Who Dies But how will they make that decision? Contributor: Matt O'Brien BOSTON (AP) — Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people, or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller. Now imagine you're riding in the back of a self-driving car. How would it decide?
  • UCSC done crying over Trump, hosts 'People's Inauguration' protest [UC-Santa Cruz]

    01/18/2017 9:52:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 17, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    The University of California, Santa Cruz is in the midst of a week-long “People’s Inauguration” to protest Donald Trump’s election, which “deeply troubled” administrators at the time. In a letter recently obtained by Campus Reform, the provost of Oakes College (one of ten academic colleges at UCSC) lamented the election of “a person who has been overtly and openly racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, ableist, cis-sexist, xenophobic, and much more while on the campaign trail.”
  • Marquette students required to attend ‘social justice’ workshops

    01/18/2017 9:49:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 18, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    “Many professors” at Marquette University require their students to complete “reflection sessions” on race and privilege, strictly monitoring their attendance and participation. An online schedule and overview of the sessions asserts that “many professors have made attendance mandatory for their classes,” even noting that “attendance will be taken at each reflection session in order to inform professors of [their] participation.”
  • The Phony ‘Public-Health Crisis’ of Gun Violence

    01/18/2017 9:46:00 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 1/16/2017 | Vik Khanna
    Two major medical journals have decided to renew the academic medical establishment’s assault on gun owners. The first shot across the bow appeared in the November 8 Journal of the American Medical Association, where esteemed Stanford University health economist Victor Fuchs published a paper on the problem of life expectancy in the black community. Near the end of his lamentation, Fuchs asserts that increasing life expectancy in the black community “depends more on public health measures such as gun control than on medical care.” The second shot came with the release of the January issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, which...
  • GUPride hosting post-Inauguration 'self-care' event [Georgetown U]

    01/18/2017 9:45:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 18, 2017 | Amber Athey
    A Georgetown University student group is encouraging its members to “embrace the inner child” after a stressful Inauguration week with stuffed animals, juice boxes, and Legos. GUPride, a university-recognized student group for LGBTQ students and their allies, will be hosting a “Self-Care Night” on January 23 for members who spent too much time or energy on Inaugural activities.
  • Bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions

    01/18/2017 9:44:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    AP ^ | January 18, 2017 | Staff
    Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later. If approved, it would be the first law of its kind in the U.S. The proposal, which was endorsed Tuesday by a GOP-led three-member panel of lawmakers, would permit the woman to file a lawsuit at any point in her life, something that goes against typical statute of limitation rules. It could also make the state vulnerable to costly court challenges.
  • Great Once Again

    01/18/2017 9:41:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 18, 2017 | Governor Matt Bevin
    This week our nation will experience a wonderful American political tradition, as we witness the peaceful transfer of executive power. The new President will assume office riding a wave of voter enthusiasm not seen since Reagan. For an accurate barometer of that enthusiasm, one should look beyond even the popular vote totals and the Electoral College. The Republican Party now holds 33 Governor’s offices, 32 State Legislatures, and has control of both legislative branches and the Governorship in 24 states. This week’s inauguration is the epitome of America’s rejection of the liberal brand of false hope and negative change....
  • For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record (More LibLies)

    01/18/2017 9:33:02 AM PST · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Boston Globe Fishwrap ^ | 1/18/17 | Gillis and Schwartz
    Marking another milestone for a changing planet, scientists reported on Wednesday that the Earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016 — trouncing a record set only a year earlier, which beat one set in 2014. It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row. The findings come two days before the inauguration of a U.S. president who has called global warming a Chinese plot and vowed to roll back his predecessor’s efforts to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases.
  • And Now The Left’s War On Normal Americans Truly Begins

    01/18/2017 9:18:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | January 18, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    President-elect Donald Trump replaces President Faily McWorsethancarter Friday, but we’re not going to be able to Netflix and chill in the fight for freedom. The left and its establishment allies are desperate to regain the power they see slipping away, and we need to understand that the only way to stop them is to beat them to a pulp and leave them whimpering in the fetal position, crying out for their genderfluid mommies.The left’s strategy is simple – deny normal Americans normalcy. After all, that’s what we really want, a return to normal. We haven’t experienced real normal since...
  • Democrats: Left in the Lurch

    01/18/2017 9:17:30 AM PST · by Magnatron · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    When President-elect Donald Trump replaces Barack Obama on January 20, the Democratic Party will find itself more removed from power than at almost any point since the party’s creation. Scorned by the same voters who once embraced the New Deal, built the Great Society, and put their hope in the nation’s first black president, Democrats are now locked out of power in Washington and out of two-thirds of state legislative chambers across the country...
  • Bikers For Trump vs. Anarchists - Stage Is Set For Confrontation At Inauguration

    01/18/2017 9:15:47 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 64 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 1/17/17 | PNW
    The stage is set for a potentially very ugly confrontation between radical leftist protesters on one side and law enforcement authorities and Trump supporters on the other side. It is being estimated that hundreds of thousands of supporters will be arriving in D.C. to celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump, but it is also being estimated that hundreds of thousands of people will be coming to D.C. to specifically protest the inauguration of Trump. These protesters plan to set up blockades, disrupt inaugural balls and generally cause as much chaos as they possibly can. In fact, a spokesperson for #DisruptJ20...
  • Pew Poll: Urban Officers favor People’s Right to Arms

    01/18/2017 9:15:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -( Research has released a poll taken in the middle of 2016. Note that the Orlando night club massacre and the massive media hype calling for a ban on “assault weapons” occurred one third of the way through the survey period for police.  The shooting of five police officers in Dallas, with a rifle, occurred half way through the survey period.The public survey was conducted two months after the Orlando Pulse shooting, at the height of the establishment media demonization of “assault weapons”, and one month after the shooting of five officers in Dallas. The poll is more...
  • Shutdown of coal plants raised electricity rates, failed to reduce pollution: Report

    01/18/2017 8:58:02 AM PST · by Twotone · 24 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | Antonella Artuso
    Ontario’s hell-bent determination to phase out coal-fired generation raised electricity rates without significantly improving air pollution levels, a new Fraser Institute report says. Ontario’s hell-bent determination to phase out coal-fired generation raised electricity rates without significantly improving air pollution levels, a new Fraser Institute report says. Report co-author Ross McKitrick, an economics professor at the University of Guelph, said the findings should act as a cautionary tale for Alberta and Ottawa currently going down the same road. Even though there was reliable information available at the time that showed Ontario coal was not a big player in common air pollution...
  • Race Activist Calls Black Band Playing At Trump Inauguration ‘Coons’

    01/18/2017 8:41:02 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies ^ | 1/17/17 | Amber Randall
    A race activist referred to a historically black college’s marching band as “coons” for playing at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Tariq Nasheed, a black writer and activist, used a racist trope to describe Talladega College’s marching band. “So the HBCU [historically black colleges and universities] Talladega College Marching Band has agreed to perform at the Trump inauguration…that’s interesting,” Nasheed wrote, adding a picture of a group of raccoons playing instruments.
  • Father and son accused of sexually assaulting 14-year-old twin girls (TX border)

    01/18/2017 8:34:42 AM PST · by bgill · 23 replies ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | CBS 4 News
    Investigators have arrested a father and son accused of sexually assaulting twin 14-year-old girls. Juan Carlos Garcia Jr., 25, of Edcouch is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony. •During a forensic interview, one of the two girls said Garcia Sr. molested her on a weekly basis. Juan Carlos Garcia, 50, of Edcouch is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child, a first-degree felony. Investigators booked Garcia Jr. and Garcia Sr. at the Hidalgo County jail on Thursday. They were released Saturday and couldn't be reached for comment.
  • Christians and Feminists Unite Against Transgender Bathroom Policy

    01/18/2017 8:30:48 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 January 2017 | Michael Tennant
    Politics, it has been said, makes strange bedfellows; and what could be stranger than an alliance of Christian pro-family activists and radical feminists? Yet that is precisely what has occurred in response to the Obama administration’s attempt to force schools to open up sex-segregated private spaces to “transgender” individuals.The Family Policy Alliance (FPA), a public-policy partner of Focus on the Family, has joined with the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), which describes itself as “a radical feminist organization dedicated to the total liberation of women,” to oppose the administration’s “bathroom policy.”That policy, articulated last year in directives from the Justice and...
  • Mother, daughter charged with capital murder in deadly north Austin game room shooting

    01/18/2017 8:13:27 AM PST · by bgill · 11 replies
    keyetv ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | CBS Austin
    According to police, a caller said that three armed black males forced their way into the game room and, once inside, shot people before leaving. After the shooting, police were notified that a black female had been dropped off at St. David's Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen by a black, 4-door Volvo with temporary tags on the back and no front license plate. A black male was driving and a black female was in the front passenger seat. The victim, later identified as Shalonda, was taken out of the back and left at the ER door. The...
  • Travis Co. could lose $2M if federal immigration hold policy changes (Austin, TX)

    01/18/2017 8:05:18 AM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    keyetv ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | CBS Austin
    Travis County could lose close to $2 million in state and federal funding due to a proposed policy change. Budget Director Travis Gatlin sent out a memo warning of a possible loss of grant money if the county doesn't fully cooperate with federal immigration holds.
  • ABBA SOS, a great 70's song

    01/18/2017 8:02:47 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/2017 | ABBA
    What a great song. I'm waxing nostalgic, but it was saying what was going on in the 70's, the world needed a SOS.
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    01/18/2017 7:40:17 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One of the many ironies in academe is the degree to which academics invert reality. This tendency is usually on full display at the Modern Language Association (MLA) annual convention at which thousands of English professors from around the world gather to see and hear previews of the latest courses and "studies" that proliferate in academe. For example, at the latest gab fest in Philadelphia, GerShun Avilez of the Department of Sexual Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill quoted at length from a poem nearly three decades old by a noted, at least at the MLA,...