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  • Hostility to Tradition

    01/30/2015 4:27:25 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    In the 90s, the Clinton Administration formed a bipartisan coalition to pass the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA. Nineteen states followed suit. The legislation came in response to a Supreme Court decision that had seen an American Indian suffer legally for having used a drug during a well-established American-Indian religious ceremony. RFRA's framework was common sense. "Under RFRA, the government may not substantially burden a person's exercise of religion unless it can demonstrate that the burden is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest, and it is the least restrictive means of advancing a compelling interest." See Perez...
  • HALTING Islam’s March In America, A National/Western Imperative.

    01/30/2015 3:27:07 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 5 replies
    Adina Kutnicki, a ZIONIST & Conservative Blog ^ | January 30, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    HALTING Islam’s March In America, A National/Western Imperative. Pro-action Mandatory! Commentary By Adina Kutnicki RATIONAL folks understand that “taking the bull by the horns”, so to speak, can often be a life-saving measure. Remedial. Hence, Shariah Law (Islam’s underpinnings) must be eliminated in America. BUT to extend the thought process even further, isn’t it a fact that Islam’s march into America poses a precipitous danger, as well as to the west at large? Yet, if flying heads – plus every other barbarism housed under Shariah Law’s banner - isn’t enough to spur westerners into action, then what else is there...
  • Watch Obama Joke About ‘Deflategate’ Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl

    01/30/2015 3:18:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Time "News" magazine ^ | 1/30/15 | Helen Regan
    ....Obama weighed into the ‘deflategate’ controversy by cracking a few jokes ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl. Speaking at the annual House Democratic retreat in Philadelphia on Thursday, Obama called on any supporters of the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks to keep it clean.....
  • Obama hosts Muslim Brotherhood leaders

    01/30/2015 3:09:20 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 6 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | January 28, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Obama State Department hosts Muslim Brotherhood leaders WaleedSharabyMBStateDeptAfter the recent speech al-Sisi made calling for a reevaluation of the aspects of Islamic thinking that are “antagonizing the entire world,” the State Department should be working closely with him on strategies for teaching against jihad violence and Islamic supremacism in Muslim countries. Instead, it is meeting with his opposition, which is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.” “Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, January 28, 2015:...
  • Suge Knight Suspected in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Compton

    01/30/2015 2:43:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | 1/30/15
    Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was considered a person-of-interest in a fatal hit-and-run crash outside a restaurant in Compton on Thursday afternoon, according to authorities. ....“It looks like he drove backward and struck the victims and then went forward and struck them again as he left,” Corina said. “It looked like it was an intentional act and would be treated as a homicide. Witnesses at the scene put Knight in a red pickup in the same neighborhood around the same time as the crash.
  • BSO: 6-Month Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Juvenile Gang Leader [10 Gangsters...]

    01/30/2015 2:19:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 1/29/15
    ....17-year-old Wisdom Williams was arrested in Hallandale Beach on outstanding warrants for burglary, aggravated assault and resistance..... ........It’s believed there are 100 members of the gang and that they are responsible for 100 burglaries. “They’re a group of kids, young adults breaking into houses stealing from us while we’re at work and school,” said BSO Lt. Steve Feeley.
  • ConocoPhillips tells employees to expect layoffs

    01/30/2015 12:04:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 29, 2015 | Robert Grattan
    HOUSTON — ConocoPhillips has told its employees layoffs could be on the way, as the independent producer looks to reign in spending amid lower crude prices. The layoffs and an accompanying pay freeze will supplement cost-control steps the Houston company has already taken, such as slashing its exploration and production budget, Daren Beaudo, a spokesman for ConocoPhillips, said in an emailed statement. The company did not detail how many workers would be let go or when the job cuts could take place. “As with our capital program we will be deferring, delaying or eliminating controllable costs where we can,” he...
  • Police arrest teenage 'hacker' gunman who stormed Dutch TV station (truncated)

    01/29/2015 11:46:00 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    dailymail.co ^ | 01/29/2015 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Cameras rolled as armed police stormed the studio to arrest the suspect Footage of the dramatic stand-off and arrest are then broadcast on TV Gunman had earlier entered the building claiming to be a secret agent Suspect believed to be 19-year-old chemistry student from Netherlands He is not believed to be linked to Islamic extremism
  • The slums of Davos

    01/29/2015 9:54:55 PM PST · by aquila48 · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | January 27, 2015 | Fareed Zakaria
    Video - A fake slum was built in Davos at the gathering of the ultra rich so they could experience poverty first hand during a break from their 7-star vacation.
  • Plaintiffs in same-sex marriage case get $520,000 for legal fees

    01/29/2015 9:22:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    richmond.com ^ | 1-29-15 | RTD
    The state will pay the plaintiffs who successfully challenged the state’s ban on same-sex marriage $520,000 for their legal costs under a settlement the Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday. The law entitles the plaintiffs to recover their legal costs because they prevailed in the case. The plaintiffs’ claim for approximately $1.74 million in legal fees has been settled for a 70 percent reduction from their original claim, according to the Attorney General’s Office. The settlement lists four plaintiffs: Timothy B. Bostic and his partner Tony C. London and married couple Carol Schall and Mary Townley.
  • Pueblo Planned Parenthood clinic will close

    01/29/2015 8:54:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    krdol.com ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Chris Loveless,
    PUEBLO, Colo. - KRDO NewsChannel 13 has confirmed that Pueblo's only Planned Parenthood clinic will close at the end of February. The clinic is located off of Highway 50 West near Club Manor Drive. Carl Winder reports that the shopping center where the clinic is located was recently sold, and that the new owner decided not to renew Planned Parenthood's lease. Planned Parenthood said it was unable to find anywhere else in town to rent. The clinic will close for good on February 24.
  • Rep. Tim Ryan says politics aren't behind abortion switch

    01/29/2015 8:33:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Niles-area Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan said in an interview Wednesday that his announcement that he now supports abortion rights was motivated by dealing with his wife's pregnancy last year, not politics. The thinking behind a column he authored in Tuesday's Akron Beacon Journal to announce his abortion switch "crystallized over the course of our own kid being born and going through that process," said Ryan, whose son, Brady, was born in June. The column explained that Ryan considered himself to be "pro-life" after being raised Catholic, but 14 years in political office gave him "a deeper understanding...
  • Sheriff Rutherford talks about his future, crime, abortion and a 'culture of death'

    01/29/2015 8:28:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | Derek Gilliam
    Sheriff John Rutherford touched on a wide range of topics, including a potential run for a Florida House of Representatives seat in 2016, his thoughts about abortion and the fact that he no longer believes in the death penalty, in a meeting Thursday with a group of Times-Union reporters and editors. Rutherford has been Jacksonville’s sheriff since 2003, but he’s term limited and will leave the Sheriff’s Office this summer — the place he’s worked starting in 1974. It’s a realization that’s just starting to hit home, he said. Especially as Thursday night was the last time he said he...
  • Suge Knight Kills a Man After Running Him Over With His Car, Then Flees the Scene: Report

    01/29/2015 8:13:07 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 59 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2015
    Suge Knight has reportedly killed a man after engaging in a fight on set of a film project in Compton, TMZ reports. According to the site, the co-founder of Death Row Records got into an altercation with two crew members on set of the project — which involved the Game, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre — and then fled to his car, where he took off and ran over a bystander.
  • Court Bars San Antonio from Issuing Permits to Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic (Texas)

    01/29/2015 7:54:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    opertationrescue.org ^ | January 29, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    San Antonio, TX – A coalition of pro-life groups in San Antonio has obtained a court order blocking Planned Parenthood from opening their new 22,000 square foot facility in San Antonio until issues can be resolved regarding proper zoning, building safety standards, traffic safety and neighborhood buffering. Knowing that Planned Parenthood’s current abortion facility, located at 104 Babcock Road in San Antonio, cannot meet minimum safety standards contained in the 2013 abortion law, the abortion business has scrambled to build a new facility that will be in compliance once all the provisions of the law once it goes into effect....
  • Three Pro-Abortion Bills Were Just Defeated in Virginia

    01/29/2015 7:44:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    It was a tough morning for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. Their Twitter timeline was just depressing. Three state senators introduced three distinct pro-abortion bills in Richmond, only to have them defeated one-by-one by the Senate Education & Health committee. The first proposed bill up for debate was SB 733, which would have repealed the mandatory ultrasound law that requires women to view an ultrasound before having an abortion. Senator Mamie Locke (D-VA 2), who introduced the legislation, tried arguing that ultrasounds are unnecessary because “women have already made their decision.” Locke’s logic is very faulty here. In reality, 78 percent of...
  • Montana flu epidemic kills 9 in just over a month

    01/29/2015 7:37:18 PM PST · by null and void · 9 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 1/29/15 | ERIC KILLELEA
    HELENA - An influenza epidemic in Montana has killed nine people and hospitalized 318 in just over the past month, according to the state Department of Public Health and Human Services. Lewis and Clark County health officials reported no local deaths, but said 41 people in the county have been hospitalized from the illness this flu season. “The hospitalization and death rates show that it’s hitting the 65 and older population hard,” said Karen Wandel, registered nurse at the Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department, adding that children are also severely affected. The DPHHS published its current influenza summary Jan....
  • Video: Woman Hijacks Mic at ‘Texas Muslim Capitol Day’ Event, Decries ‘False Prophet Mohammad’

    01/29/2015 7:06:09 PM PST · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/29/15 | Jason Howerton
    “The false prophet Muhammad!” the woman is heard screaming. “Islam will never dominate the United States and by the grace of God it will not dominate Texas.”
  • REPORT: US SUSPECTS PRISONER TRADED FOR BERGDAHL HAS RETURNED TO FIGHT

    01/29/2015 6:14:43 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr reported that “several US officials” “suspect” that one of the five detainees traded for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “has returned to militant activity” on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Lead.”
  • Loretta Lynch meets Ted Cruz. A grand old time is had by all [Watch Video]

    01/29/2015 6:07:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We’ll start off the day with some video goodness for you. As previously noted, confirmation hearings for Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder, got underway this week. One of her inquisitors was Senator Ted Cruz (R – Tex) who had plenty of questions, many related to the performance of the current Attorney General and how her approach might differ, if at all. The conversation would, in my opinion, be described as polite and professional, while still being confrontational. This first section (which starts in the first couple of minutes in the video below) deals with the...
  • Obama to request $1B for Central America in wake of border crisis

    01/29/2015 6:01:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2015 | Rebecca Shabad
    President Obama will ask Congress in his 2016 budget to approve $1 billion to help Central American countries in the wake of last summer’s surge of unaccompanied children entering the United States illegally. In an op-ed published in The New York Times Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said the “security and prosperity of Central America are inextricably linked with our own.” Biden, whom Obama has tasked with leading an effort to aid countries such as El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, wrote that inadequate education, crime, a lack of investment and corruption are impeding their growth. “On Monday, President Obama will...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 30 January 2015

    01/29/2015 5:58:42 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 70 replies
    January 29, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    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, milk shakes, brews, 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....
  • Quit Wasting Time on Moore, Maher & Dean

    01/29/2015 5:51:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Bill Maher called Chris Kyle of "American Sniper" a "psychopath patriot." Michael Moore called military snipers "cowards" who shoot people in the back. Howard Dean said "American Sniper" appeals mostly to angry Tea Party types. So what? Why do we conservatives give two cents about what these lefties and liberals say about "American Sniper" - or anything else? Nothing they ever say is surprising. Nothing they say ever adds to the debate, has any effect on anything or helps us find a solution to a serious problem. The predictable - and wrong -- things these liberals and others on the...
  • Texas Lawmaker Under Fire For Facebook Post On Muslim Capitol Day

    01/29/2015 5:39:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 29, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Texas Lawmaker Under Fire For Facebook Post On Muslim Capitol Day Rep. Molly White asks Muslim visitors to pledge allegiance to America By Dylan Stableford A newly elected Texas state lawmaker is under fire for a divisive Facebook post asking Muslim visitors attending an event at the state capitol in Austin to pledge allegiance to the United States. The event, Texas Muslim Capitol Day, was organized by the Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "Today is Texas Muslim Capital [sic] Day in Austin," Molly White, a House Republican, wrote on her Facebook page Thursday. "The House is in...
  • Churches Destroyed in Muslim Mob Attack but Bible Survives

    01/29/2015 5:34:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Neal and Danette Childs knew they were in danger.From their compound in Niger’s capital city they could see three churches burning. The smoke was filling their home.“We immediately started packing a trunk, putting in our valuables, our documents, and we loaded up the car,” Neal told me. “There were concerns our family would be targeted.”“Our immediate response — there is that little bit of panic,” he said during a telephone conversation from the West African nation of Niger. “We were ready. We were on guard.”It was Jan. 16 and by the week’s end Muslims had set fire to at least...
  • Reagan’s OMB head: Wealth inequality is a problem

    01/29/2015 5:20:04 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 33 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 01/29/2015 | Alex Rosenberg
    It might be hard to imagine President Ronald Reagan agreeing with President Barack Obama's take on wealth inequality. But Reagan's first director of the Office of Management and Budget, David Stockman, says that the disparity in household wealth is a major problem that ought to be addressed. He just has very different ideas about how to deal with it. (snip) But Stockman says blame lays not with the tax code (indeed, he pioneered a trickle-down approach to taxes under Reagan) but with the Fed. Obama "is talking about a symptom, but he's clueless as to the cause. The cause is...
  • ‘Australia is under attack by Islamic State’ (Details of Sydney Siege emerging at inquest)

    01/29/2015 5:10:46 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | 30th January 2015
    ..... At 9.44am, Johnson was made to call triple-0, telling the operator Monis was pointing a gun at him and passing on the message that “Australia is under attack by Islamic State”. There is in fact no evidence that Monis had contacted the terrorist group before carry­ing out his attack, the inquest heard. He also lied about having a bomb on him and about having planted a number of radio-controlled bombs in Martin Place and at nearby Circular Quay and on George Street. ..... Between 2.03am and 2.11am six more hostages escaped, provok­ing Monis to fire the first of five...
  • SESSIONS REITERATES OPPOSITION TO LYNCH: ‘ARE WE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS?”’

    01/29/2015 4:30:35 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 61 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Caroline May
    “I don’t see any need for Congress to confirm somebody to be the chief law enforcement officer of this nation who is at that table insisting that she intends to execute a policy that is contrary to law and to what Congress desires and what the American people desire. And says that someone here unlawfully is as much entitled to a job in this as somebody who is here lawfully. It is just beyond my comprehension,” Sessions said.
  • Sea Shepherd Heads to Damen After Winning the Jackpot

    01/29/2015 4:22:55 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 26, 2015 | Rob Almeida
    The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society won a ridiculous donation tonight at the annual Goed Geld Gala (Good Money Gala) in Amsterdam, enough they say to build their “ideal ship.”
  • Brawl erupts at C.Hall meeting over civilian oversight of S.L. police in wake of Brown shooting

    01/29/2015 4:22:12 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/29/2015
    A brawl broke out during a meeting to discuss the conduct of police in the city where riots erupted after a black teenager was shot dead by a white officer. The audience grew restless as police officers spoke out against a proposed civilian oversight board that would examine the force's actions in future at St Louis City Hall. Missouri state Republican Jeff Roorda, who is also business manager of the city's police union, reportedly became involved in a slanging match with meeting chairman Terry Kennedy. Roorda, who was said to have been wearing a wristband in support of Darren Wilson,...
  • High-Schooler Told to Cover Up for Exposing Her Shoulder

    01/29/2015 2:54:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 107 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | January 29, 2015 | Rachel Bertsche
    When 16-year-old Gabi Finlayson went to Paris with her mother and brother in December, she only bought one thing: a light pink dress with lace overlay that fell just below the knee. She planned to wear it to an upcoming high school dance. “I loved it,” she tells Yahoo Parenting. “It reminded me of Audrey Hepburn. It seemed like a classic dress I could wear forever.” So on Saturday night, the Utah high school junior couldn’t wait to show up at the dance. “Being a 16-year-old girl, it’s hard to find something that makes you feel pretty and when you...
  • St. Louis cops, citizens fight at public meeting

    01/29/2015 2:31:36 PM PST · by redreno · 12 replies
    An attempt to mend the relationship between citizens and police in St. Louis broke into a shouting and shoving match late Wednesday — between citizens and police. Council members considering a bill to establish a civilian oversight board over police work were holding a public meeting when Jeff Roorda, the business manager of the city’s police union, and a woman appeared to get into a confrontation, an online video shows. The room erupted into shouts and profanity, as people rose to their feet and crowded in on the two. The bill was sponsored by Alderman Antonio French, an active participant...
  • Clumsy Calgary thieves break into casino and steal an ATM that had no money in it

    01/29/2015 2:29:19 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | January 29, 2015
    The two culprits who broke into a Calgary casino Wednesday morning and made off with an ATM are in for a surprise. “There’s no money in the machine,” said Staff Sgt. Travis Baker. “If they haven’t gotten into it yet, I’m sure they’re fairly disappointed right now.”
  • Report Says Bronx Public Defenders Took Part in Antipolice Video

    01/29/2015 2:28:37 PM PST · by windcliff · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1-29-15 | Rebecca Davis O’Brien
    New York City’s Department of Investigation said that staff members at a Bronx public defenders organization took part in a music video advocating the killing of police officers and later attempted to mislead city officials about the organization’s involvement. The DOI said in a report released Thursday that two staff attorneys at The Bronx Defenders, a nonprofit organization that receives tens of millions in public funds to support its legal advocacy work, appeared in a music video called “Hands Up,” in which singers also appeared to point a gun at an individual portraying a police officer. The report alleges “serious...
  • Poll Shows Giant Gap Between What Public, Scientists Think [Obey Your Overlords]

    01/29/2015 2:17:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 1/29/15 | Seth Borenstein
    The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem..... Scientists are far less worried about genetically modified food, pesticide use, and nuclear power than is the general public, according to matching polls of both the general public and the country's largest general science organization. Scientists were more certain that global warming is caused by man, evolution is real, overpopulation is a danger and mandatory vaccination against childhood diseases is needed.
  • I Haven't Endorsed Anyone, Folks

    01/29/2015 2:06:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I've got more on Scott Walker here, but I want to spread this out, spread the Scott Walker stuff out. Let me make something very clear: I haven't endorsed Scott Walker or anybody else, as per usual. I don't endorse, particularly this far out. I mean, we don't even have any real official candidates here. But even if we did, that's not what happens on this program, by policy. There's some things that Scott Walker... I'm getting e-mails, "Hey, you'd better be careful! You know, Scott Walker's not exactly good on immigration, Rush. You don't want to embarrass yourself...
  • New W.H. campus sexual assault guidelines: Still pretty terrible, but a step in the right direction

    01/29/2015 2:04:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 28, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    President Obama’s sexual assault task force marked its one-year anniversary last week, and released new guidelines for colleges to develop with law enforcement.Just asking colleges and universities to work with local law enforcement when dealing with claims of sexual assault is a step in the right direction, as the American justice system is far more qualified to handle accusations than schools. Still, as I’ve written before, there is a role for colleges to play when it comes to handling sexual assault — namely as a support service for accusers as they go through the legal system.But the new guidelines, called...
  • Media Savages Mitt as Hillary Hides Out

    01/29/2015 1:56:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Do you know what the Washington Post is doing today, Snerdley? Well, I don't know if it's today. It might have happened yesterday or the day before, and I was gone. The Washington Post has a piece on Mitt Romney's house in La Jolla, California. Well, I don't know if it's his house in La Jolla. They got a piece on one of Romney's houses and how big it is. It's on the website, and you can plug in the square footage of your domicile, your condo, your apartment, and that will be superimposed over the floor plan of...
  • The Power and Reach of the EIB Network Shines Spotlight on Scott Walker

    01/29/2015 1:32:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, as you know, ladies and gentlemen, Scott Walker has been championed on this program for, well, years, actually. But in terms of his success, the things that he has encountered, the adversity that he's overcome in being elected governor of Wisconsin and then having to win three more times a couple of recall elections, which were nothing more than disguised efforts by the Democrat Party and their allies to destroy him, and then another standard reelection effort, the guy has overcome every effort the Democrat Party knows to destroy him. His family has stood tall. Scott Walker and...
  • FCC says broadband-class connections must offer at least 25Mbps download speeds

    01/29/2015 1:21:11 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | 01/29/15 | AppleInsider Staff
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday took a step toward improving Internet speeds in America, requiring providers to offer download speeds of at least 25 megabits per second to classify as "broadband." The new restrictions also require 3Mbps speeds for uploads to classify as broadband Internet. Internet service providers face the more severe restrictions after the FCC determined that U.S. broadband deployment is not keeping pace with the rest of the world. The new benchmark speeds are a large improvement from the previous requirement of 4Mbps download and 1Mbps upload to classify as broadband. The FCC said that the...
  • Jewish leader trapped and arrested inside Auschwitz

    01/29/2015 1:15:43 PM PST · by windcliff · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1-29-15 | Jessica Winch
    Jewish community leader trapped inside Auschwitz concentration camp after getting locked in while filming a television show on the 70th anniversary of its liberation. The head of Rome’s Jewish community found himself locked into Auschwitz on Tuesday night and then arrested when he tried to escape. Riccardo Pacifici was doing a television interview after the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation, when he realised the camp’s gates had been closed. Mr Pacifici was locked in with Jewish community spokesman Fabio Perugia, the television host and two technicians. Mr Pacifici, whose grandparents died in the camp, spent...
  • Newsweek Hints at 'Attractions' for Bill Clinton on Sex Fiend Island

    01/29/2015 12:52:08 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 29, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Is Newsweek contributing editor Catherine Ostler winking at us? One has to ask that question because of the way she speculates as to what Bill Clinton could have possibly been doing at the Sex Fiend Island luxury home of registered pedophiliac sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Among the observations she makes about Jeffrey Epstein who comes off as very creepy in the extreme, Ostler, with what must have a twinkle in her eye as she eye makes this rather narrow list of activities that Clinton could have participated in at Sex Fiend Island, discussing theoretical physics or  getting massages from pretty...
  • Republicans to open February with vote to repeal Obamacare

    01/29/2015 12:47:42 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2015 | Tom Howell Jr.
    House Republicans will kick off February with a vote to repeal Obamacare, providing new members the chance to put their opposition on the record as the party chips away at the overhaul and devises some reforms of its own. “We will begin the month renewing our commitment to individual freedom and opportunity,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California said Thursday in a memo previewing next week’s votes. The vote will also force Democrats in the minority to reassert their support for Obamacare or break with the White House.
  • Woman Turns 40, Marries Herself

    01/29/2015 12:38:35 PM PST · by McBuff · 80 replies
    Newser ^ | 1/29/15 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    (NEWSER) – Houston native Yasmin Eleby vowed that she'd marry herself if she hadn't found true love by 40. And for her 40th birthday, that's exactly what she did. The well-traveled businesswoman who works overseas in the oil industry organized an elaborate wedding, reports the Houston Chronicle, which included 10 bridesmaids and was officiated by her minister sister. (It was a spiritual service, as it is not legal to marry oneself.) Eleby's mother walked her down the aisle, and Eleby sang R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly," which includes the line, "Now I know the meaning of true love."...
  • Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch: ‘Tough On Crime’ Means Tough On Blacks

    01/29/2015 12:30:17 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 28, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    President Obama’s Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch said that being “tough on crime” actually means being tough on black people. [Snip] The Reverend Al Sharpton was instrumental in securing Lynch’s nomination to replace Holder.
  • Jesse Ventura: Chris Kyle Is No Hero, He's a Liar

    01/29/2015 12:21:25 PM PST · by seanmerc · 83 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 28 Jan 15 | AP
    American Sniper is tops at the box office, but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it. Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won't see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him.
  • Obama: We’ll Work on ‘Issue of Obesity’ in India (Where 30.7% of Children Under 5 Are Underweight)

    01/29/2015 12:12:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In a joint radio appearance with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, President Barack Obama said there is a “worldwide epidemic of obesity” and that he looks forward to working with the government of India and non-governmental organizations on the “issue of obesity” in India.In 2013-2014, according to a survey conducted by UNICEF and India's Ministry of Women and Child Development, 30.7 percent of Indian children under five were underweight.That was a significant improvement for India, where 43.5 percent of the children under five had been underweight at the time of the last survey in 2005-2006. "India no...
  • A POSTMODERN GUIDE TO SHUTTING DOWN SPEECH, AND THE TRUTH

    01/29/2015 12:05:54 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Diana West
    ...recounting his experience as a German Communist in the 1930s, Koestler is...describing the post-Communist, postmodern, post-9/11 American condition. It is the sinister overhaul of language and thought—so familiar!—that he personally engaged in, and that was and is the primary tool of Marxist and Islamic subversion. “Not only our thinking, but also our vocabulary was reconditioned,” he explains. “Certain words were taboo.” Certain other words became telltales by which to identify dissenters or enemies. Literary, artistic, and musical tastes, he writes, were “similarly reconditioned” to support the renunciation of independent thought and logic necessary to submit to ideology.
  • WATCH: Team Walker Unveils Powerful, Forward-Looking 2016 Ad

    01/29/2015 11:49:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    Our American Revival -- a pro-Walker political action committee and fundraising group -- recently unveiled its debut ad. To my knowledge, it’s the first campaign spot of its kind to be released this election cycle. It’s several minutes long and touches on a few familiar themes: the failures of “Smart Power,” the prevailing malaise and incoherence of the Obama era, the intrusive nature of the federal government, and the importance of electing a governor in 2016:Our American Revival Ed Morrissey weighs in: It’s a clever ad, on multiple levels. Its length means that it won’t air on television, at least...
  • Amal Clooney's latest case: Why Turkey won't talk about the Armenian genocide

    01/29/2015 11:40:09 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Raziye Akkoc
    The human rights lawyer represents Armenia in the ECHR - but what happened in 1915 when up to 1.5m Armenians were killed, and why do Turks deny it was a genocide? Amal Clooney, the human rights lawyer, has taken on another controversial case - the Armenian genocide. Mrs Clooney is part of a team representing Armenia in a case she opens on Wednesday in which a Turkish politician was convicted by Switzerland for denying the genocide in 1915 ever took place. Doğu Perinçek, chairman of the Turkish Workers' Party, described the genocide of up to 1.5 million Armenians - a...