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  • Bring Out Your Dead

    08/19/2018 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2018 | Gil Gutknecht
    Monte Python has given us much more than a lot of laughs. Using scenes from medieval Europe, his troupe sets up the backdrop for a contemporary story that is unfolding before our very eyes. Who can forget the burial crew working their way through the city during the great plague with large pull cart? The cart is loaded with corpses as the lead character cries out, “Bring out your dead!” One poor soul is carried out to be thrown onto the cart as he argues, “But, I’m not dead yet! I’m just hungover!” In another scene, we remember the knight...
  • Judge Rules In Favor of Gun Rights Groups, Tosses Out Controversial Ballot Initiative (WA)

    08/19/2018 9:32:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/19/2018 | Beth Baumann
    SAF Founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb previously told Townhall that I-1639's signature petitions "failed to underline new law and strike through removed law so that the reader could not know the current law, added law and subtracted law." Judge James Dixon, who ruled in the case, was very clear about his position. “Frankly, this court does not struggle with this issue,” Dixon said. The law, he said, requires that petitions “must have a readable, full, true, correct copy of the proposed measure.” “We got our day in court,” Gottlieb said. “We expected it. We won.”
  • Would You Ever Vote For A Democrat? (Is The Author Serious? Never!!!)

    08/19/2018 9:08:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    There once was a time in American history – in fact perhaps for the bulk of it– when cross-party voting was nothing special but rather the norm. Electoral results would vary wildly as voters deviated wildly from their partisan loyalties and even the power of party on our elected representatives was far weaker.Nowadays the mere thought of cross-party voting baffles the minds of most on either side of the aisle, as if it were an unspeakable heresy or like a Yankees fan hoping one game that the Red Sox win it.Part of the reason for this is that the impact of party-line...
  • Voting Out Pelosi Will Not Happen

    08/19/2018 8:50:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2018 | Bruce Bialolosky
    You may have heard that we are having an election on November 6th (known as our midterms). Everything seems to revolve around the presidency these days, and that office is only halfway through its term.  The MSM is all aflutter about their allies, the Democrats and Leftists, ringing up losses they declare as moral victories. But, they are “close” losses.  Occasionally a Dem wins, validating his or her cause.  Now their party is pushing a crop of candidates who say if they get to Congress they will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House.  That is bullpucky.The...
  • Put the Option in Adoption for LGBT Couples (liberal posing as conservative)

    08/19/2018 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 26 replies
    Lone conservative ^ | August 19th 2018 | AMANDA KEMP
    I think we can all agree that we want the brightest future for our children, especially children in the foster care system. The essence of being pro-life is preserving life of the innocent by all means necessary. By giving these children a chance at a good life, we need to support and cherish them through their development. One continuing conversation that arises is whether or not same-sex couples are fit to foster and adopt children; these extra examinations are often based on misconceptions and biases towards same-sex couples. This slows down the process of adoption, adding extra hurdles to the...
  • Duke lacrosse rape accuser loses bid for a new murder trial

    08/19/2018 7:31:08 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    College Fix ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 | GREG PIPER
    False accusers, administrators, prosecutors – no one learned from her lesson It appears to be the end of the road for Crystal Mangum. The accuser at the center of the Duke University lacrosse gang-rape hoax was denied another trial after her conviction for lethally stabbing her boyfriend five years ago. We last covered Mangum three years ago when she asked for a new trial, saying the jury was improperly informed of her attack on another man in 2010. Mangum claimed the butter-knife stabbing was an act of self-defense against a violent boyfriend, but the jury didn’t believe her and she...
  • Woman, Armed with Marlin .22 rifle, Drives off Unwanted Visitor

    08/19/2018 6:03:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 August 2018, a Cheri Bentham was waiting for a package to be delivered at her semi-rural residence on Hoo Shoo Too road, next to the Amite River. It was afternoon and about 93 degrees in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A white man, about 5'6″ appeared at her door, and started to make some suggestive and alarming comments. He said he had been watching her house. From wbrz.com: Benham was busy trying to get her three small dogs back inside when she noticed the man was touching himself inappropriately outside his clothes. As his remarks became lewder, she ran...
  • Drag Queen Story Hour comes to Mobile

    08/19/2018 5:56:03 AM PDT · by suthener · 12 replies
    WKRG News ^ | Posted: Aug 18, 2018 11:58 AM CDT | Olivia Stump
    MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) -- Drag Queen Story Hour will be coming to Mobile in September. According to an event on Facebook, Drag Queen Story Hour will be held at the Ben May Main Library inside the Mobile Public Library. A drag queen, trained by a local elementary school teacher, will be reading storybooks to anyone who attends but the event is designed for kids aged 3 to 8, according to the event Facebook page.
  • Liberals Find New Levels Of Low

    08/19/2018 5:54:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Every time I think the political left has hit bottom they break out a shovel. This week it was a jackhammer and a backhoe, and deeper they went. It started with almost 350 newspapers banding together against President Trump to declare themselves to free and independent of groupthink and bias. Each of them declared themselves, in one form or another, to be champions of truth. If you missed it in your paper it was likely just under 1,000-word write-up of whatever the latest wild Omarosa claim was that day. Lost in these self-serving exercises was the fact that President Trump...
  • Trump to make Paris visit in November to mark 100 years since end of WWI

    08/19/2018 1:12:26 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    The Local France ^ | 17 Aug 2018
    US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he will be visiting Paris on November 11th in honour of the centenary of the end of WWI. Trump who had planned to organise a military parade in November in Washington announced Friday that he would travel to Paris for the commemoration of the end of the First World War. The US president made the announcement on Twitter (see below) on Friday afternoon at the same as criticizing local politicians in Washington who he said were asking for too much money for the parade. "Never let anyone take you hostage!" he wrote....
  • Magnitude 8.2 quake strikes in the Pacific, no damage expected -USGS (Fiji)

    08/18/2018 6:34:56 PM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 18, 2018
    Aug 19 (Reuters) - A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The U.S. Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami. The quake was 347.7 miles (560 km) below the Earth which would have dampened the shaking at the surface.
  • [Wuerl] Cardinal in Pennsylvania withdraws from World Meeting of Families in Dublin

    08/18/2018 6:10:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 8/18/18 | Patsy McGanny
    A Cardinal who was heavily criticised for his handling of child sexual abuse allegations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report has withdrawn from a scheduled appearance at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin next week, it has been confirmed. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, was due to give the keynote address, entitled “The Welfare of the Family is Decisive for the Future of the World,” in the RDS at 2.30pm next Wednesday. No reason has been provided for the decision. Cardinal Wuerl was bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1988 to 2006. The report of the grand jury,...
  • Despite What Chelsea Clinton Says, Abortion Hurts The Economy

    08/18/2018 5:19:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/18/2018 | Juliana Knot
    Chelsea Clinton claimed that legalizing abortion has helped add an additional $3.5 trillion to the American economy on Saturday. At a #RiseUpforRoe event in New York, Clinton and other pro-choice women rallied against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.The #RiseUpforRoe movement, which is sponsored by NARAL and Planned Parenthood’s PAC, started promptly after President Trump announced his decision to nominate Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Their Twitter bio reads, “It’s time to get maximum hysterical,” and they claim that “The right to a safe, accessible and legal abortion has never been at greater risk since Roe was decided.”Although...
  • Debunking Socialist Myths: 90 Percent Of Scandinavia’s Wealth Is Privately Owned

    08/18/2018 5:17:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/18/2018 | By Giancarlo Sopo
    By Giancarlo SopoAugust 17, 2018 I woke up early one recent morning, scanned the news, and stumbled upon a tweet praising an “informative and fun podcast episode” that promised to set the record straight on Scandinavian socialism. Having read a decent amount about the Nordic model, I was curious to see what kind of wisdom Matt and Elizabeth “Liz” Bruenig, of the People’s Policy Project and Washington Post, respectively, had in store.After a light-hearted intro, Liz began with “Norway is not socialist?” alluding to a recent Forbes article that contradicted claims that Scandinavia is a socialist paradise. This prompted...
  • A Dream Ended on a Mountain Road ["Evil is a make-believe concept" Americans Killed By ISIS]

    08/18/2018 5:09:45 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 53 replies
    PJ media ^ | August 10, 2018 | Bruce Bawer
    Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: They had grown tired of the meetings and teleconferences, of the time sheets and password changes. “There’s magic out there, in this great big beautiful world,” wrote Jay Austin who, along with his partner, Lauren Geoghegan, gave his two weeks’ notice last year before shipping his bicycle to Africa... Then came Day 369, when the couple was biking in formation with a group of other tourists on a panoramic stretch of road in southwestern...
  • War On The Press: Media Barred From Townhall Held By … Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    08/18/2018 5:02:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2018 | AllahPundit
    I’m surprised.Historically, when have socialists ever been enemies of press freedom?Get excited for “Reliable Sources” this weekend on CNN, when stalwart media defender Brian Stelter will respond to this troubling precedent from a left-wing Democrat by ignoring it. [W]hen Ocasio-Cortez returned to the district for a Bronx community meeting with prominent healthcare activist Ady Barkan last Tuesday, her campaign manager, Vigie Ramos Rios, later told the Chronicle, she was “mobbed” by reporters, “even though we said no Q&A and no one-on-one [interviews].”According to Ramos Rios and campaign spokesman Corbin Trent, that unwanted attention led to a press ban both...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel: WORD POWER ~ 19 August 2018

    08/18/2018 5:02:53 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          WORD POWER!! During the invasion of Salerno, Allied forces employed propaganda on a scale they had never tried before. Artillery was used to fire shells, each containing thousands of leaflets, encouraging the Germans to surrender and promising them humane treatment if they did. The shells would open about 300 feet in the air and rain down the leaflets on German troops. One British Major made no secret of his anger at having to fire leaflets at the enemy instead of high explosives. In a short while, however, he changed his mind. For days his men had...
  • How Did This ISIS Fighter Become A “Refugee” In California?

    08/18/2018 5:00:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    The federal government, coordinating with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, is to be commended for nabbing Omar Ameen a couple of days ago. He was wanted in Iraq for participating in ISIS attacks and murdering an Iraqi police officer, so we can chalk one up for the good guys. But ever since the details were made public, people have been increasingly fixated on one question. How did this guy manage to make it to California and be granted refugee status in the first place? (CBS Sacramento) As federal authorities in Sacramento prepare to extradite Omar Ameen to his home country...
  • Muslim Couple Bites Swiss Helping Hand: Refused citizenship after refusing to shake hands

    08/18/2018 4:52:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/18/2018 | Michael Walsh
    For centuries the Swiss -- whether German, French, or Italian -- have been proudly insular in their mountain fastness, resolutely avoiding European conflicts. While hospitable to tourists, they're happy to see them spend their money and then get the hell out, and don't hand out citizenship lightly. Especially not when the prospective citizens bite the hand that's offered them: A Muslim couple have been refused Swiss citizenship after refusing to shake hands with people of the opposite sex, officials said. The couple were interviewed for citizenship several months ago in the city of Lausanne, and also “showed great difficulty in answering...
  • The left's enforcers: CNN sues to reveal names and addresses of Manafort jurors

    08/18/2018 4:44:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Less than a week after making a stink about freedom of the press, President Trump and 'enemies of the people, CNN and apparently other news outlets have decided to get into the harassment business given that reporting news is just not good enough for them. Seriously, they tried to do this: In a motion filed in federal court on Thursday, CNN and several other media outlets requested that the court release the names and home addresses of all jurors in the Paul Manafort fraud case. Jurors haven not yet rendered a verdict on any of the 18 charges against...