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  • Real Conservatives Refuse To Kneel Before Their Liberal Overlords

    05/27/2018 9:56:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 28, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    There's a great scene in the movie Witness where a bunch of bullies start picking on some Amish farmers, and then they pick on Harrison Ford, who is sporting Extreme Mennonite drag. They knock off his straw hat, laugh at him, and then he beats the crap out of them.The bullies are shocked, stunned, and bewildered. Why, he’s not supposed to fight back! Why, the Amish, they’re better than that! But Harrison’s not. As his buddy says, he’s from Ohio.I am not better than that either. How about you?Because today, being “better than that” means being willing to allow other people...
  • Louis Farrakhan Issues Sunday Call For An End To White Men

    05/27/2018 9:29:42 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/27/18
    Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, called for an end to white men on Sunday morning, saying that their “nature is not in harmony with the nature of God.” Why should there be an end to him (White man)? Because his nature is not in harmony with the nature of God. #Farrakhan #NOISundays 12:24 PM - May 27, 2018 Farrakhan went on to claim that white men had squandered the time God gave them to rule, alleging that they had chosen not to rule with righteousness, truth, justice, or fairness. White man was only given 6,000 years (6...
  • Vacant for decades, Detroit's train station may get new life

    05/27/2018 6:39:01 PM PDT · by shove_it · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 27 May 2018 | COREY WILLIAMS
    The 105-year-old building that once handled all of Detroit's passenger rail traffic closed in 1988 due to a decline in ridership and took on a new life in the subsequent years as a must-see destination for urban explorers, the homeless and scavengers, who picked it clean of anything valuable. After years of failed short-lived plans to repurpose the dated 500,000-square-foot, 18-story building, its future may be crystalizing: The Ford Motor Co. is moving into the surrounding neighborhood of Corktown and — according to Ford board member Edsel B. Ford II — is in talks to buy the old station...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Memorial Day 2018 ~ 28 May 2018

    05/27/2018 5:01:25 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC & The Canteen Crew
        The FReeper Canteen Observes ------------------------Memorial Day 2018 ------------------------     HistoryMemorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet (see below) carried the dedication "To...
  • *LIVE THREAD* National Memorial Day Concert

    05/27/2018 4:59:07 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 8 replies
    05/27/2018 | Me
    Starting now on the east coast and televised on many PBS stations....a must watch. I attended this concert in 1998 with my then girlfriend, now wife, and it was a life changing event. Have a box of kleenex handy.
  • These Are the Five Types of Alexa Users: Which one are you?

    05/27/2018 4:46:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 74 replies
    Slate ^ | MAY 27, 2018 | CHRISTINA BONNINGTON
    Ask around, and you’ll find a surprising number of people have a smart speaker in their homes. As of January, 1 in 6 Americans own a voice-activated speaker, but Gartner predicts 75 percent of U.S. households will have one by 2020. With a broad gamut of capabilities—streaming news and music, answering questions, issuing reminders, and controlling connected home products—they can offer a good value proposition, particularly when paired with an attractive price point. But just because our Echos, Google Homes, and HomePods can do all sorts of things doesn’t mean we’re taking advantage of every single one of their features....
  • Cellphone Misadventure – They Track You Anyway

    05/27/2018 4:03:01 PM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 5/26/2018 | Dr. Ileana Johnson
    “Slugging” is an organic ride-share around the D.C. suburbs to commute back and forth to the Pentagon and the neighboring office buildings via high-occupancy vehicle lanes without a toll. As we arrive, she pulls up to the barrier, instead of pulling up to the normal “slug” drop off area, an indicator that she is going to D.C. not inside the Pentagon. As I hurry to get out, the chord gets wrapped around the seatbelt and my podcast stops. I move over to the barrier and put my stuff down to get organized, I grab the chord and the iPhone is...
  • ‘Memorial Day. Honor those who sacrificed for our right in RESISTING Trump’s attack on Democracy’

    05/27/2018 2:56:38 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    Dean Obeidallah - Twitter ^ | May 27, 2018 | Dean Obeidallah
    I've been a bit emotional since I first saw this twitter exchange. It's such a sad and uncalled for response that I'm choked-up and somewhat teary-eyed. Some guy by the name of Dean Obeidallah (see short twitter bio below), posted this tweet: "This Memorial Day weekend lets honor the women and men who bravely sacrificed their lives fighting to protect our nation's freedoms by RESISTING Trump's attacks on our democracy."Dean Obeidallah RESIST In response, a Bill Presson tweeted: "This is pretty bad" Mr. Obeidallah, seeing the old black and white photo of a young man in uniform Mr. Pressor uses...
  • Attorneys say Baltimore County officer showed 'aggression,' accused teen was in 'survival mode'

    05/27/2018 2:28:35 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 55 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 24, 2018 | Sarah Meehan
    Attorneys for the teenager accused of running over and killing Baltimore County police Officer Amy S. Caprio called for the public release of body camera footage from the incident, saying their client was in “survival mode” when he ran over the officer. J. Wyndal Gordon and Warren Brown, two prominent Baltimore defense attorneys who are representing 16-year-old Dawnta Harris, said Thursday morning that the footage will help answer questions surrounding Caprio’s death, and ultimately help their client’s case. They called on Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger to release the video. “I think it will put a lot of...
  • 'Reparations Happy Hour' invites white people to pay for drinks

    05/27/2018 2:16:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 62 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 26, 2018 | DANIEL VICTOR
    In Portland, Oregon, organizers of the “Reparations Happy Hour” invited black, brown and indigenous people to a bar and handed them $10 bills as they arrived, a small but symbolic gift mostly funded by white people who were asked not to attend.
  • Trump Has More Questions for the '13 Angry Democrats'

    05/27/2018 1:31:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | May 27, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump has unleashed his ire against the "13 angry Democrats" on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation on Twitter the past couple of days. For months prior, he has dismissed the probe as a biased "witch hunt." When will the 13 Angry Democrats (& those who worked for President O), reveal their disqualifying Conflicts of Interest? It’s been a long time now! Will they be indelibly written into the Report along with the fact that the only Collusion is with the Dems, Justice, FBI & Russia?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2018 He sent them another message Sunday...
  • A Kentucky Town Votes Against a Culture War

    05/27/2018 11:52:01 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 9 replies
    New York times feed to many other papers ^ | 5/27/2018 | Campbell Robertson
    It was supposed to be one of the biggest political showdowns in Kentucky this fall: Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, running against David Ermold, the gay man she denied a marriage license to three years ago. That moment, caught on camera, set off a red-hot culture war over the summer of 2015 in this quiet corner of Appalachia. Since Mr. Ermold announced he was running for county clerk in December, he raised more than $200,000 from around the country and drew supporters far and wide. This was a campaign, he said in an interview before the primary, for...
  • 'Active shooter' video game prompts outrage in wake of mass shootings

    05/27/2018 11:21:26 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Christopher Carbone, Paulina Dedaj
    "Active Shooter," a video game that allows players to simulate a school shooting, prompted outrage in the wake of multiple mass shootings at American schools. The game is set to be released on June 6 and will be available on Steam, a digital distribution platform developed by Valve. Players are given the option to either be a SWAT team member or the shooter while simulating a shooting in a school environment.
  • Mayor Who Honored Stormy Daniels Settled $500,000 Sexual Harassment Claim in 2016

    05/27/2018 10:49:17 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies ^ | mey 27 2018 | Joel Pollak
    West Hollywood Mayor John Duran, who honored porn star Stormy Daniels last week for her role in leading the “resistance” to President Donald Trump, faced sexual harassment claims that led to the city paying out $500,000 on his behalf in 2016. The Los Angeles Times reported at the time: A former aide to West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran who sued the city and his boss alleging sexual harassment and wrongful punishment is set to receive $500,000 after settling with both parties earlier this month, according to the agreement obtained by The Times. Under the terms of the settlement with...
  • Campaign contributor helped Obamas score Netflix deal

    05/27/2018 9:35:12 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2018 | Isabel Vincent
    Barack and Michelle Obama are raking in the cash, thanks to the influence of a former campaign supporter. The couple last week ( signed a creative production deal with Netflix) that one entertainment-industry source said could be valued at more than $50 million. Ted Sarandos, a major campaign contributor for Obama and the streaming giant’s creative-content chief who oversees an $8 billion budget, helped to broker the deal, the source told The Post.
  • Inside JFK’s door-to-door search for a French call girl — and why she had to look like Jackie

    05/27/2018 9:01:19 AM PDT · by bitt · 56 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 5/23/2018 | larry getlen
    In May 1961, an elderly woman in Paris heard a knock at the door of her six-story walk-up apartment. It was only the most powerful man in the world. The president of the United States was going door-to-door hoping to find the call girl he had discreetly arranged to meet. John F. Kennedy, it turned out, used a fake excuse about a doctor’s visit to attend a long-arranged dalliance while in Paris for a crucial summit, only to wind up in the wrong building, knocking on the doors of random Parisians who were left with the surprise of their lives....
  • No anthem, no problem: High school sports crowd spontaneously breaks into song...

    05/27/2018 8:46:59 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 44 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5-27-18 | Michelle Ganney
    A crowd at a high school softball championship game burst into song after the announcer said they wouldn't be playing the national anthem Friday in In Fresno, California. According to Fresno Bee the stadium started booing after the announcer said: 'There will be no anthem, let's just play softball.' Fan Tiffany Marquez said she was 'shocked' when the announcer said they weren't going to play it. 'Within seconds, you could hear people in the crowd singing and the volume of their voices building. There I was, standing in the middle of a true testament to unity and patriotism.' After some...
  • *LIVE THREAD* 102nd Indianapolis 500- The Greatest Race in the World!!

    05/27/2018 8:19:49 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 91 replies
    The 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500- the greatest race in the world!!! Hometown and VP Pence family favorite Ed Carpenter sits on pole, the only driver to turn a lap in excess of 230MPH during qualifying. Marco Andretti has been strong the entire month of May but slipped in qualifying. Final race in the career of Danica Patrick, which will be covered annoyingly today. Gentlemen- Start Your Engines!!
  • Sanctimonious 'Morning Joe' Crew Goes Full Religion to Blast Trump

    05/27/2018 7:50:59 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 27, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Liberals love to lecture us about not mixing politics with religion. Apparently this holds true for them except when they can use religion to blast conservatives and President Donald Trump. Especially Trump. Such was the case on Thursday's Morning Joe, which sounded more like Holy Joe, when they used heavy dollops of religious imagery to slam Trump to the extent that it was suggested that you are committing idolatry if you even dare to support him. Holy Joe Scarborough set the tone by reading from an E.J. Dionne column which also shamelessly used religion as a basis to criticize Trump. He...
  • Top prospect Trump was wooed by Red Sox, Phillies

    05/27/2018 7:50:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 27,2017 | Paul Bedard
    At least two professional baseball teams wooed Donald Trump when he was a young first baseman at the New York Military Academy, according to a new book. In the new “The Presidents and the Pastime,” noted sports author Curt Smith writes that both the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox tried to grab Trump before going to college. Each time he said no, or as Smith wrote, “He chose ‘real money’ over baseball money.” Turns out that Trump was the epitome of a baller in the old sense of the word — a scrappy fighter who honed his skill. “Trump...