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  • Loud Muslim Call To Prayer In Times Square As Muslims Protest Trump, Shout ‘Allahu Akbar!’

    02/20/2017 5:30:49 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 1 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Feb 19th, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Muslims and Muslim sympathizers protested Donald Trump today in New York’s Times Square. Chelsea Clinton boasted about being there with her daughter, Charlotte. Hamas darling, Linda Sarsour was also there spreading hysteria and propaganda about President Donald Trump. In Sarsour’s speech, she reminded people about the executive order that Democratic President FDR passed which put Japanese Americans in internment camps implying that Muslims and minorities could possibly suffer the same fate under a Trump presidency. There was also a loud Arab call to prayer during this protest in NYC. In an Islamic call to prayer (adhan), the Muslim is shouting...
  • Labor Lost a Friend

    02/20/2017 5:12:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2017 | John C. Goodman
    Last week, Andy Puzder, President Trump’s pick to become Secretary of Labor, withdrew from consideration for the post. That is a huge loss for American workers. For those at the bottom of the income ladder, there is no better system than a free labor market. Adam Smith recognized that fundamental truth more than 200 years ago and economic studies ever since have confirmed it. Puzder understood this – both as an employer and a thinker.As far as I know, Puzder would have been the first Secretary of Labor who has created thousands of private sector jobs – employing 20,200...
  • Thousands expected at ‘Not My Presidents Day’ rallies

    02/20/2017 3:15:39 AM PST · by Hadean · 59 replies
    USA Today ^ | February 20, 2017 | Fredreka Schouten
    Anti-Trump activists have seized on Monday’s federal holiday to organize “Not My Presidents Day” rallies in cities around the country. Protest leaders say they expect thousands to take to the streets in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and as many as two dozen other communities in the latest round of demonstrations to oppose the policies of President Donald Trump.   Some 13,000 Facebook users, for instance, say they plan to join a noon protest Monday near Manhattan’s Central Park. “While we acknowledge that Donald Trump holds the current title, the policies he’s trying to put in place are not the beliefs...
  • President Trump Has Been Far Too Nice To The Mainstream Media

    02/20/2017 12:15:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    The sequel to that stupid mommy porn bondage movie is now in theaters, giving naughty thrills to bored housewives whose liberal husbands can’t cut it manwise, but the real festival of S&M was in the White House as President Trump unleashed his iron discipline on the media. Call it Fifty Shades of Orange. It wasn’t a press conference – it was a kinky dungeon session where masochistic journalists eagerly sought out the delicious pain Master T was dealing. Hack after hack stepped up, tried to play “gotcha.” and ended up whimpering in the fetal position. The best part was...
  • Oof: Dave Rubin Makes Claim That Jesus "Was Around A Lot of Muslims"

    02/19/2017 11:55:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report may want to pick up a history book before trying to make claims about who Jesus Christ hung around with or would have approved of. In a rather hilarious clip, Rubin, speaking with comedian Trae Crowder, made the curious claim that Jesus hung around with a lot of Muslims, because he was in the Middle East .@RubinReport on Jesus: "He was around a lot of Muslims. It was the Middle East." pic.twitter.com/kTrqKmcvWz— Sam Sholli (@Sam_Sholli) February 18, 2017 Islam, of course, wasn't founded until the early seventh century. It would have been quite hard...
  • Gutiérrez On Being Asked To Leave ICE Meeting In Capitol By Speaker Ryan And Chairman Goodlatte

    02/19/2017 9:25:06 PM PST · by blueyon · 32 replies
    gutierrez.house.gov ^ | 2/16/17 | Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)
    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a statement in response to being excluded from a meeting in the U.S. Capitol with Acting Director Thomas Homan of ICE. Rep. Gutiérrez was asked to leave the meeting by staffers for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) at the request of Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Speaker Ryan. Several other Members were excluded from the meeting with the ICE official, including Reps. Nanette Barragán (D-CA), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Lou Correa (D-CA), Ruben Kihuen (D-NV), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Norma Torres (D-CA), and Juan Vargas (D-CA). Rep. Gutiérrez was...
  • Washington State Trooper Under Investigation For Notifying ICE Of Deported Felon

    02/19/2017 8:05:47 PM PST · by Robwin · 31 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | February 19, 2017 | Cowgirl
    Tacoma, WA – A Washington State Patrol Trooper is the focus of an investigation because he notified ICE about a criminal illegal immigrant, just as he had been trained to. According to Q13 Fox, the incident began on February 9th when the Trooper, who was not identified, did a routine check of a driver’s license during a traffic crash on I-5.  That driver’s license belonged to Armando Chavez Corona, whose car was hit during a multi-vehicle collision. When Corona’s driver’s license was checked, which is standard procedure for officers to do when investigating car crashes, a warning came back from federal authorities...
  • Sweden 'Covering Up' Migrant Rape & Violent Crime For Sake of Humanitarianism (POTUS is right)

    02/19/2017 6:05:34 PM PST · by drewh · 34 replies
    UK Express ^ | DATED: 22:08, Sun, Feb 19, 2017 | Oli Smith
    OFFICIALS in the Swedish government have been accused of "covering up" migrant rape and refugee violence for the sake of appearing politically correct in a Fox News broadcast. By OLI SMITH PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sun, Feb 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 22:08, Sun, Feb 19, 2017 8K Journalist Ami Horowitz told Fox News people high up in the Swedish government are purposely covering up the prepretrators of rape crimes to protect "vulnerable" migrants. During an explosive interview on Friday, Mr Horowitz claimed the refugee violence crisis was out-of-control but that "European virtues" had put a stop to any discussion on the statistics....
  • George Takei Claims His Anti-Donald Trump Poll Was Hijacked by 'Alt-Right Virgin Trolls’

    02/19/2017 5:58:56 PM PST · by drewh · 47 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 8:52 pm, February 19th, 2017 | by Adam Pribila
    witter Polls are best used for things like figuring out what the best side is at Thanksgiving Dinner (stuffing) or how sick it would be if Dave Navaro were your father (hella sick). Twitter Polls are NOT best used for things relating to politics. Because the last election. Apparently everyone’s favorite USS Enterprise helmsman George Takei didn’t get that memo. Saturday saw the outspoken liberal taking to the microblogging platform with a question for his followers: “Trump says the media is the true enemy of the American people. So lets take a poll. Who do you think does MORE HARM...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Darrell Robins Lindsey ~ 20 February 2017

    02/19/2017 5:01:33 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 62 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Darrell Robins Lindsey Info from here.             Darrell Robins Lindsey (December 30, 1919–August 9, 1944) was a bomber pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor. Lindsey was born in Jefferson, Iowa, to Jesse Lyle and Grace Alice Lindsey. After graduating from high school in Fort Dodge in 1938, he...
  • Little boy born without a brain can now speak, count, and attend schoo

    02/19/2017 3:51:13 PM PST · by NYer · 54 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 19, 2017 | Zoe Romanowsky
    When Noah Wall was born, the doctors said he probably wouldn’t survive and if he did, he would be severely physically and developmentally disabled. Born with only 2 percent of his brain to a family in Cumbria, England, Noah had no hope — at least according to the doctors.In utero, Noah had developed a rare complication of spina bifida where his skull filled with fluid, crushing his brain down into a “thin sliver of tissue,” according to the UK’s Mirror. His parents — Shelly and Rob — were advised to abort him on five occasions. They refused. After Noah’s birth, an open wound...
  • Chelsea Clinton Takes Daughter Charlotte, 2, to Her ‘First Protest’ in Support of Muslims

    02/19/2017 3:12:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 96 replies
    Chelsea Clinton Takes Daughter Charlotte, 2, to Her ‘First Protest’ in Support of Muslims By Stephanie Petit Posted on February 19, 2017 at 4:23pm EST Among the protesters filling Time Square in New York City for the “Today, I Am a Muslim Too” event on Sunday was a first-time protester: Chelsea Clinton’s 2-year-old daughter, Charlotte. The former First Daughter and only child of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to post a photo of the scene and share that Charlotte was also participating in the rally held in response to the executive order President Donald Trump signed that...
  • Male Muslim students at Sydney public school given permission to refuse to shake hands with women

    02/19/2017 3:08:46 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 37 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 20th February 2017 | Nic White
    Muslim students at a Sydney public school can refuse to shake hands with women even at an awards ceremony. The Hurstville Boys Campus of Georges River College introduced the policy to allow Muslim boys to instead put their hand on the heart as a greeting. The Year 7 to 10 school's two principals told guests at its 2016 presentation day, including notable community members, that students may decline the gesture. The practice comes from the Muslim teaching of hadith that states: 'It is better to be stabbed in the head with an iron needle than to touch the hand of...
  • How Sweden became an example of how NOT to handle immigration

    02/19/2017 3:07:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 9/2016 | Tove Lifvendahl
    <p>For a British boy to be killed by a grenade attack anywhere is appalling, but for it to happen in a suburb of Gothenburg should shatter a few illusions about Sweden. Last week’s murder of eight-year-old Yuusuf Warsame fits a pattern that Swedes have come slowly to recognise over the years. He was from Birmingham, visiting relatives, and was caught up in what Swedish police believe is a gang war within the Somali community. Last year, a four-year-old girl was killed by a car bomb outside Gothenburg, another apparent victim of gang violence.</p>
  • Utah Republican Argues Against Equal Pay for Women: It's 'Bad for Families' and Society

    02/19/2017 3:00:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, February 19, 2017 | Kristine Guerra
    In a letter criticizing a bill that addresses pay gap in the workforce, a Utah Republican said that men have traditionally earned more than women and, citing "simple economics," argued that things should stay that way. James Green's letter to the editor, published in two local publications earlier this week, immediately prompted such outrage that within two days, Green had written an apology and resigned from his post as vice chair of the Wasatch County Republican Party. Green said in his letter, published Wednesday by the Park Record and the Wasatch Wave, that men make more than women because they're...
  • John McCain’s “dictator” talk ignores reality and his own past with the media

    02/19/2017 2:58:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Arizona Senator John McCain is a very popular figure with the mainstream media. (I bet that’s a sentence you never thought you’d read.) The latest reason for this newly emerging love affair between the press and the decorated war hero is his response to the speech given by President Trump during his rally in Florida yesterday. Following the brief but raucous event, McCain was ushered out to give the media his own take on the speech, during which he invoked the image of a “dictator” when discussing the president’s critique of political journalism. (CNN) “I hate the press,” the Arizona...
  • FEC Democratic Member Ann Ravel Resigns Post — “I Couldn’t Stay.”

    02/19/2017 2:43:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    <p>A Democratic member of the Federal Election Commission with ties to Santa Clara County resigned her post Sunday, saying that political gridlock over the issue of campaign finance abuses left her feeling “like I couldn’t stay.”</p> <p>Ann M. Ravel, a former Santa Clara County counsel who also once chaired the California Fair Political Practices Commission, submitted her resignation to President Donald Trump on Sunday. She shared the letter in a posting on her Twitter page.</p>
  • Enforcement of the laws to serve the national interest

    02/19/2017 2:39:34 PM PST · by RedStateRocker · 3 replies
    Mcclatchy News Service ^ | Secretary John Kelly
    ....D. Establishing the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office Criminal aliens routinely victimize Americans and other legal residents. Often, these victims are not provided adequate information about the offender, the offender' s immigration status, or any enforcement action taken by ICE against the offender. Efforts by ICE to engage these victims have been hampered by prior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy extending certain Privacy Act protections to persons other than U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, leaving victims feeling marginalized and without a voice. Accordingly, I am establishing the Victims ofImmigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office within the Office...
  • Turkey: The Last Armenian Woman in a Once-Christian Town

    02/19/2017 2:16:18 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 14, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Prior to the Armenian genocide of 1915, the Turkish southeastern town of Derik used to be an important center for Armenian and Assyrian/Syriac Christians. Today, only one Armenian woman remains: Yursalin Demirci. ... The Armenians of Derik were first subject to massacres and deportations in 1915. The remnant Armenians emigrated from Derik in later years due to various pressures. Because of these reasons, there is no longer an Armenian community in the town. The doors of the Surp (Saint) Kevrok Armenian Church were not opened at Christmas this year. And the church bell no longer rings. “I miss the old...
  • Hunters Charged in Texas Shooting Had Blamed Immigrants

    02/19/2017 2:02:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 2/18
    Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country illegally. Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez told Odessa television KOSA that a grand jury indicted Michael Bryant and Walker Daugherty last week on charges of using deadly conduct by discharging firearms in the direction of others. The charges stem from a Jan. 6 incident where police responding to call about a shooting on a ranch near Candelaria found Daugherty and another man in the hunting party, Edwin Roberts, with gunshot wounds.
  • ABC, CBS Suggest Trump Backers are Violent and ‘Supportive of Dictatorship in This Country’

    02/19/2017 1:48:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 19, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The liberal media took Senator John McCain’s warning of a dictator Donald Trump during Sunday’s Meet the Press on NBC and ran with it as the biggest story of the day, seeming to use it as a vindication of their smears since day one. “Is that over the top? Or is there a concern,” ABC’s Jon Karl inquired to Senator Rand Paul on This Week. While on CBS’s Face the Nation, moderator John Dickerson worried that Trump supporters would take it upon themselves and violently “act” against the “enemy” press. Karl’s statement was actually more pointed and seemed to suggest...
  • Flashback 2010…Obama tells Democratic voters: “We’re gonna punish our enemies.”

    02/19/2017 1:30:39 PM PST · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | Feb, 18th, 2017 | Curt
    Chuck Todd Verified account ‏@chucktodd I would hope that our leaders would never believe that any American desires to make another American an enemy. Let's dial it back. It’s been a good old-fashioned gun fight, sans guns, an almost no-holds barred MMA (mixed martial arts) battle with $4 billion in campaign funds to blast some outrageous images and rhetoric at voters. Now that the shouting is nearly over, voters will finally have their say. It’s likely the the GOP will have a sweeping victory in the House, according to most polls, and Ohio Rep. John Boehner is poised to become...
  • Meet the Trump Admin Official Paid to Promote LGBT ‘Rights’ Around the World

    02/19/2017 1:14:47 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 32 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 15, 2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    February 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — President Trump is keeping in place a special international LGBT “envoy” established by the Obama administration to promote acceptance of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism abroad in the name of U.S. foreign policy. The decision to preserve open homosexual Randy Berry as Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons was reported Monday by the homosexual newspaper Washington Blade. It is another blow to pro-family advocates who oppose the LGBT agenda and are counting on Trump to root out homosexual and abortion activists from the foreign affairs bureaucracy after eight years of Obama’s leftist policies. "If...
  • Ex-clinic managers for Planned Parenthood say it treats women like cattle

    02/19/2017 12:59:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/19/17 | Bradford Richardson
    Former clinic managers for Planned Parenthood say the organization is less interested in providing quality health care for women than in performing as many abortions as possible.In a video released by Live Action last week, former clinic manager Ramona Trevińo compares the relationship between Planned Parenthood and women to that between a rancher and cattle.“For me, it was a struggle, because I felt like Planned Parenthood treated women like cattle,” Ms. Trevińo says in the three-minute video. That sentiment is echoed by former clinic manager Sue Thayer, who recalls receiving instructions from Planned Parenthood to get patients in and out...
  • Female headteacher is forced to work from home following death threats from Muslim parents...

    02/19/2017 12:43:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/19/17 | Charlie Moore
    A primary school headteacher has been forced to work from home by death threats from Muslim parents who hate her western values. Trish O'Donnell, head of Clarksfield Primary School in Oldham, has endured 'harassment and intimidation' in the form of 'aggressive verbal abuse' and 'threats to blow up her car' from parents pushing conservative Muslim ideals. It is feared they are making a 'Trojan Horse' attempt to Islamicise the school.
  • Team Trump's First Scalp

    02/19/2017 11:41:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | Debra J. Saunders
    WASHINGTON -- Gen. Mike Flynn provided the first scalp in the Trump administration in record time -- he served as White House National Security Adviser for 23 fleeting days before he resigned Monday night. In the eyes of President Donald Trump, Flynn could be his team's first casualty of "fake news." As Trump told reporters at his epic press conference Thursday, he asked for Flynn's resignation because Flynn didn't tell Vice President Mike Pence that he may have discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador during the transition period. Pence then told CBS' "Face the Nation," that of course Flynn had...
  • France Blames Russia For Poor Performance of Left-Wing Presidential Candidate

    02/19/2017 11:05:30 AM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/19/2017 | Breitbart London
    PARIS (AP) – France’s foreign minister is denouncing possible Russian meddling in the French presidential campaign as “unacceptable.” Jean-Marc Ayrault, in an interview published Sunday in newspaper Journal du Dimanche, said Russia appears to be targeting centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, while favoring more pro-Russia candidates such as conservative Francois Fillon and nationalist Marine Le Pen.
  • EXCLUSIVE – Joy Villa: My Dream Is to Sing ‘We Are the Champions’ at Trump White House

    02/19/2017 11:04:36 AM PST · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Feb 2017 | Aaron Klein
    After making waves with a pro-Trump dress at last Sunday night’s Grammy Awards and subsequently topping the singles chart on Amazon, singer Joy Villa revealed in an exclusive interview that she has one more goal in mind. She wants to go to the White House and perform her rendition of Queen’s 1977 classic, “We Are The Champions,” for President Donald Trump. “That is my goal,” she said of singing that song for Trump. “That is what I would love to do. I would like to show an outpouring of support and perform for the president. And that would be just the cherry on...
  • Glenn Kessler's Shameless Lie [Washington comPost "fact checker" & his dubious methods]

    02/19/2017 10:29:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9/3/12 | Clive Crook
    ....I've got just one thing to say about Glenn Kessler. Fire his ass. Of course I could criticize Kessler without calling him the filthy liar that he is. You know, exercise a little "restraint". On the one hand, on the other hand, all that crap.... ....All you need to know is this. Kessler's just another pundit. By calling himself The Fact-Checker he claims the superior authority derived from the special property of a fact--that it's capable of being simply true or false. To do this is a Very Great Lie.
  • Putin Not So Bad, NATO Lame, Greatest Threats To Europe Are Terrorism And Migration

    02/19/2017 10:18:29 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb 18, 2017
    The President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö made it clear to CNBC last week that while Russia's actions involving Crimea must come to a peaceful resolution, the most important issues facing Europe right now are terrorism and migration. Despite Finland pledging $55 Million Euros to NATO, Niinistö also made it clear that European nations need to ultimately be responsible for their own security.
  • Melania Trump attacked for reciting 'The Lord's Prayer' at campaign rally

    02/19/2017 10:08:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 154 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 19, 2017
    Leftists on social media tore into First Lady Melania Trump, mocking her accent and religion and branding her everything from a hostage to a whore – all for the secular offense of reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.” Melania Trump began President Trump’s rally Saturday in Florida by delivering the prayer, which Christians – many of whom recite the prayer in church each week – believe was first said by Jesus Christ. The crowd at Orlando-Melbourne Airport received the prayer enthusiastically. Left-leaning social media users were a different story, however. “Melania starts the dictatorship rally with the Lord’s Prayer? NOT EVERY AMERICAN...
  • Report: Social Security managers gambled, watched Packers at Lambeau on taxpayer dime

    02/19/2017 9:44:03 AM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 19 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog.org ^ | 2/15/2017 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – The director of a scandal-plagued Social Security Administration hearing office used official leave and sick leave to gamble at an area casino, while a group supervisor got paid a full day’s wage to watch a Green Bay Packers football game. TIME FRAUD: A federal investigation into a Madison Social Security Administration office found the hearing office director used sick leave to gamble at an area casino and another supervisor watched a Green Bay Packers game on the clock, according to a letter from Sen. Ron Johnson. These are just some of the many details about troubling conduct...
  • What exactly was that mysterious incident in Sweden? (Trying to make Trump look stupid)

    02/19/2017 9:40:38 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/19/17 | Twitter
    At a rally in Florida, President Trump told the crowd that there was a recent "incident" in Sweden. There wasn't. Now it's left people guessing what he could have been referring to?
  • Did anyone notice anti-Trump 'Day Without Immigrants'?

    02/19/2017 9:36:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 60 replies
    WND ^ | February 17, 2017 | Art Moore
    Establishment media widely reported Thursday’s “Day Without Immigrants” protest against President Trump’s enforcement of immigration laws, but how much of an impact did the boycott actually have? “It was a big deal for the reporters, who are paid to cover this sort of thing,” said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. “I don’t think the rest of the American public really noticed all that much,” he told WND.
  • Christian university in Texas opens prayer room for Muslim students

    02/19/2017 9:17:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 2/16/17 | Jeremy Beaman
    A Christian university in Texas has created a prayer room for its Muslim students.The Methodist-affiliated McMurry University dedicated the space in one of the school’s residential dorms for its Muslim students’ daily prayers.Before its creation, Muslim students met for prayer in a nearby hotel, a student who helped establish the new prayer room told The College Fix in an interview.That student, Joe Yousef, is president of McMurry’s Saudi Student Club. Of the roughly 1,000 students attending McMurry, about 60 are Muslim and many come from Saudi Arabia, Yousef said.Yousef said now that Muslim students have a prayer room on campus, it will...
  • Ashton Kutcher and Sex Trafficking: The Next Step

    02/19/2017 9:16:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2017 | Trevor Thomas
    As his recent and moving testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee reveals, Ashton Kutcher seems to be doing some great work combating the horrendous evil of worldwide sex trafficking. His testimony was hailed by conservative and liberal media alike. I wish him much success, and I hope he continues his efforts for many years to come. However, I challenge Mr. Kutcher to go farther when it comes to battling evil in the sexual realm. As he began his speech, Kutcher passionately declared that he was there to "defend the right to pursue happiness." He was referencing the U.S....
  • Where was McCain when Obama attacked the free press?

    02/19/2017 9:12:36 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    Senator John McCain poured it on for the press at a Munich defense conference Saturday, warning in a veiled attack on President Trump that attacks on the press are a leading danger for democracy. “That's how dictators are made!”
  • It Is Absolutely Outrageous for the Government to Force Christians to Violate Their Faith

    02/19/2017 8:42:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | Michael Brown
    The more you see something shocking, the less shocking it appears, and the more something outrageous happens, the less outrageous it seems to be. That is how a culture becomes desensitized, and that is how the abnormal becomes normalized. But when it comes to the governmentÂ’s attack on our religious freedoms, it is our sacred duty to remain shocked and outraged. Such things cannot continue to happen in America if we are to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. According to the Washington Supreme Court, when Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman declined to do the...
  • Washington’s coup fever heats up

    02/19/2017 8:29:07 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 19, 2017 | David Talbot
    In case you turned off your computer and TV and crawled under the blankets all last week — and, really, who can blame you? — here’s a quick recap of the news. Leaking like an old waterbed, the national security establishment claimed its first big casualty, national security adviser Michael Flynn. President Trump struck back by reaching new levels of weirdness at his Thursday news conference, telling the media pack that they were “hateful” and “dishonest”… but, hey, “it’s a great honor to be with you.”
  • Legalizing Plural Marriage: The Next Frontier in Family Law

    02/19/2017 8:00:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    University Press of New England ^ | February 16, 2016 | Mark Goldfeder
    Offers a legal and historical context for reforming family law and legalizing plural marriage Polygamous marriages are currently recognized in nearly fifty countries worldwide. Although polygamy is technically illegal in the United States, it is practiced by members of some religious communities and a growing number of other “poly” groups. In the radically changing and increasingly multicultural world in which we live, the time has come to define polygamous marriage and address its legal feasibilities.
  • Left without Conviction: Psychodynamics of Trump-Triggered Rage Decompensation

    02/19/2017 7:58:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2017 | Deborah C. Tyler
    Psychological decompensation refers to the loss of mental stability and self-control due to the failure of overtaxed coping mechanisms to handle stress. The term decompensation is typically applied to breakdowns in individuals who are psychologically fragile in the first place. For minds burdened with a fallacious self-image, unrealistic life expectations, or a distorted view of reality, heightened stress overwhelms the already brittle ego defenses, and raw psychic pain and rage flows unrestrained. The election of President Trump has triggered a rage decompensation across the left wing, causing disgusting, dehumanizing, and violent expression to break out. The categories of left-wing caterwauling...
  • CNN’s Don Lemon Walks Off Show After Guest Accuses Him Of Reporting Fake News (VIDEO)

    02/19/2017 7:45:23 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/18/2017
    CNN has come under heavy fire from many people for reporting fake news including President Trump who called CNN ‘very fake news’ at his last presser. CNN can dish it out, but they can’t take it! After bullying Trump and colluding with Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election cycle they are finally getting a dose of their own medicine.  Of course CNN was blathering on about the cost to keep President Trump safe and how to make it fiscally better for the American people…all of a sudden liberals want to watch pennies and be fiscally responsible. I guess we’ll just...
  • Group wants to eliminate 'human black silhouette' targets

    02/19/2017 7:31:24 AM PST · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    Guns.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Chris Eger
    The No More Black Targets campaign argues that shooting ranges and instructors should not use "menacing" black targets, and is petitioning to end the practice, citing trigger bias. "Young black men are 3X more likely to be shot by trained shooters than their white peers," notes the site for the campaign. "A disturbing potential correlation: The most popular target for shooters to learn to use their firearm is a black silhouette. Unconscious bias can be deadly."
  • Postal Reform Bill Not Ready to Deliver

    02/19/2017 7:22:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Congress seems serious about postal reform this time around.After watching legislation die in the election-shortened Congress last year, a bipartisan group of members have introduced the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 in the first month of the new Congress.Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, introduced the legislation along with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), ranking member of the committee, and Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Stephen Lynch (D-MA). Lynch is the son of a postman.“Postal reform in a bipartisan way that gets to the president’s desk is something that...
  • Poll: 73% of Americans want Dems to work with President Trump

    02/19/2017 7:18:55 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/19/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    How’s that #Resist hashtag workin’ out for ya’, Democrats? Not that your hysteria levels would permit any de-escalation, but really, the American people are sick of your frenzied inability to accept the verdict of the election. Jonathan Easley reports for The Hill on a new poll it exclusively published: A strong majority of Americans say Democrats should look to cooperate with President Trump to strike deals, according to the inaugural Harvard-Harris poll provided exclusively by The Hill. The survey found that 73 percent of voters want to see Democrats work with the president, against only 27 percent who said Democrats...
  • NBA All-Star Game Ticket Prices Plunge: Location Change to Blame?

    02/19/2017 7:05:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Fox Business ^ | February 17, 2017 | Thomas Barrabi
    Ticket prices are plunging as this weekend’s NBA All-Star festivities kick off in New Orleans, six months after the league relocated the annual showcase event from its original site in Charlotte in protest of North Carolina’s controversial transgender bathroom law. As of Friday morning, the cheapest available seat for Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center cost $184, according to data compiled by TicketIQ, a resale market ticket aggregator. That number is a 71% decrease from last year in Toronto, when the cheapest ticket on the Friday before the game cost $644. The plunge may not be over...
  • The Trump Way: Storming to Success

    02/19/2017 7:00:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2017 | J. Robert Smith
    Here’s what a lot of people don’t grasp about Donald Trump. That includes professional observers, in and out of DC. Trump brings a storm with him wherever he goes. It’s noisy, flashy, and fierce. It looks chaotic. But at the eye of the storm is Donald Trump, knowing what he wants to accomplish and where he and his storm are heading. It’s easy to brand Trump a disruptor. But that’s lazy. Trump most certainly disrupts, but it’s not without cause. He just doesn’t blow through the countryside leaving huge messes in his wake. Simply put, Trump unmakes to remake… to...
  • Fixing Health Care

    02/19/2017 6:54:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    Twenty million. That is the number foisted upon us by the Obama administration and all of its believers as to how many people got health insurance because of his signature health care program and how many will lose it if the evil Republicans tinker with the program; i.e., “repeal and replace.” Have you ever seen the figures behind that 20 million number? No you have not because it is a phantom number. Like the 97% of scientists believing in global warming – sorry, climate change. Or that the day of the Super Bowl has the highest number of domestic violence...
  • The Palestinians Don’t Deserve a State

    02/19/2017 5:07:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February, 19, 2017 | Dan Calic
    For decades the two-state solution has been repeatedly floated as the preferred goal of peace between Israel and the Arabs (‘Palestinians’). Yet it has never been realized. Accusations have been tossed around by various voices laying blame on both sides for the failure of the two-state solution to be implemented. In light of the recent summit between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump, it would appear the longstanding positon of the U.S. supporting the two-state solution is fizzling out. In my opinion, this is long overdue. Simply put, the so-called ‘Palestinians’ don’t deserve a state. The concept of a two-state...
  • Trapped By The Past

    02/19/2017 4:54:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    I’ve been wondering lately how the rest of the world views the political happenings in the United States. My only glimpse on this had come through the US media, which presented an unpleasant picture but is completely untrustworthy. So I decided to see for myself. With my wife having a bun in the oven and lacking sufficient funds to travel the world, I had to choose my destination carefully. It had to be somewhere I could get a flavor for a large swath of the planet’s population within a short period of time – and be relatively close. Paris was...