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  • Donald Trump Supporter Does Donuts Around Anti Trump Protesters

    04/29/2016 12:47:09 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 4 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 29, 2016 | ABC News
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXpJXKCUiHc
  • Judge tosses Seattle ordinance requiring garbage-can searches for food waste [SANITY!]

    04/29/2016 12:17:00 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/28/2016 | Valerie Richardson
    A state judge threw out a portion of a Seattle ordinance requiring garbage collectors to snoop through residents’ trash in search of food waste, calling the provision unconstitutional. King County Superior Court Judge Beth M. Andrus issued an injunction against the garbage inspections but not Seattle’s residential food-waste ban, which forbids throwing away food scraps and compostable paper.
  • S. Kidman & Co cattle empire sale to Chinese blocked (1.3% of the Australian continent)

    04/28/2016 11:46:37 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies
    The Australian ^ | 29th April 2016 | Jared Owens
    Treasurer Scott Morrison has made a “preliminary decision” to block the proposed $371m sale of Australia’s largest single landholding, the S. Kidman & Co cattle empire, to a Chinese-led consortium citing national interest concerns. This is the second time Mr Morrison has blocked the sale of Kidman, rejecting a Chinese-led offer in November amid concerns about the sheer scale of the landholding — 10 cattle stations encompassing 101,000sqkm — and the proximity of Kidman’s Anna Creek station to the Woomera weapons testing range in South Australia. The investors have been given a “natural justice period” of until next Tuesday to...
  • Father’s Touching Letter to His Daughter With Down Syndrome on Her Wedding Day Goes Viral

    04/28/2016 10:34:26 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Apr 28, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Many fathers have penned heartwarming letters to their daughters on their wedding days, but few have reached eyes beyond their little girl’s. Paul Daugherty made a rare exception when he shared his letter to his daughter Jillian on her wedding day with The Mighty, a news website dedicated to reporting about issues that affect people with disabilities, diseases and mental illnesses. Jillian has Down syndrome. As her parents watched her grow, they heard people say that Jillian would never play sports or go to college or get married. On June 27, 2015, Paul’s little girl proved the doubters wrong when...
  • NY Yankees Pres. Randy Levine: 'End of the Republican Party' If Trump Not Nominated

    04/28/2016 9:35:52 PM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/28/2016 | Bill Hoffman
    Randy Levine knows a thing or two about fair play — and the president of the New York Yankees baseball club tells Newsmax TV it will be three strikes and out for the Republican Party if it attempts to stop Donald Trump from becoming the GOP presidential nominee. "I think if that happens it would really be the end of the Republican Party. You would have so many disenfranchised and disaffected voters out there that it would just be very, very hard to put it all back together," Levine said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "He by far has...
  • Jesuit Manuel Carreira: “Islam is the worst plague that humanity has seen in the past 2000 years”

    04/28/2016 8:43:51 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/27/016 | Robert Spencer
    Will Pope Francis, who has proclaimed that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence,” reprimand Carreira? Catholic bishops today — such as, in the U.S., Robert McManus, Jaime Soto, and Kevin Farrell, but including the entire U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops — are determined to silence every voice that speaks honestly about the Muslim persecution of Christians and why that persecution is happening. They’re much more concerned about enforcing the iron dogma that Islam is a Religion of Peace than they are about actually teaching the contents of the Catholic Faith....
  • Pedophiles: The next protected minority group

    04/28/2016 7:40:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 28, 2016 | Erik Rush
    With regard to its designs for our nation, debasement has been the name of the game for the political left for a long time. While volumes could be written on the moral debasement alone catalyzed by the left, America’s standing in the world, our economy, our educational system, our worldview and collective self-image, among many other things, have been targets for incremental debasement by the left. When liberals began targeting the sexual attitudes of our population through mass media and junk science such as Alfred Kinsey’s perverted sex studies, suddenly the worst thing one could be was a prude, and...
  • TSA Whistle-Blowers: Screeners Fleeing ‘Agency In Crisis’

    More than 100 of the Transportation Security Administration’s 48,000 airport screeners quit each week, and whistle-blowers told congressional investigators that “we remain an agency in crisis.” The personnel losses affect airport screening times across the country. “Many airports are complaining that TSA is getting worse, not better,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz. TSA staffers testified Wednesday that senior employees are often not held accountable for misconduct and the TSA office created a hostile work environment by intimidating personnel by abusing integrity testing. “These leaders are some of the biggest bullies in government,” Jay Brainard, a...
  • Read the Sign Posted in Target Bathroom That’s Outraged Customers [VIDEO]

    04/28/2016 7:22:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | Philip Hodges
    A sign posted in a Target bathroom stall cautioned female customers that men can now use the women’s restroom because of the company’s recent policy. The sign left many people baffled and outraged.The sign was posted in the women’s restroom in a Keizer, Oregon Target. It read: Attention Ladies:Target Corp. has publically announced that Men may now use the Women’s restroom (and vice versa), no questions asked. The sign further implored other customers to “please be cautious” and to “report suspected hidden cameras” and “loitering or peeping individuals.” In addition, it called on parents to “use [their] good judgment about...
  • Target Boycott million minus 1,500

    04/28/2016 7:05:05 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 53 replies
    American Family Association ^ | 4/28/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    https://www.afa.net/action-alerts/sign-the-boycott-target-pledge/
  • Curt Schilling: ESPN biased against political conservatives

    04/28/2016 6:49:04 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    hotair.com ^ | APRIL 28, 2016 | LARRY O'CONNOR
    Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling hurled some high, hard ones at his former employer appearing on “Breitbart News Patriot Forum” on Sirius XM. Schilling described the climate behind the scenes at the sports network for anyone who may be right of center, politically: “We had the green room in ESPN. One of the things I got early on, people would walk up to me--I had people come up to me whispering, ‘Hey, I’m with ya. I’m a Republican, too.’ It was like a deadly serious thing, like, we didn’t talk… like religion on the...
  • Laremy Tunsil slides in draft after bong video posted on Twitter

    04/28/2016 6:30:04 PM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 4-28-16 | Eric Edholm
    Laremy Tunsil's draft night will go down in infamy. Minutes before the draft began, a video was posted to Tunsil's Twitter account. It showed Tunsil in a gas mask smoking something, just before he removed the mask to reveal his face. The tweet was quickly taken down and Tunsil temporarily deleted his account, but attentive eyes quickly posted it to Twitter and YouTube. Tunsil's agent later told Ian Rapaport of NFL Network that his client's account had been hacked, but that it was his client in the clip. Rapoport also reported that the agent was calling teams to reassure them...
  • Planned Parenthood Scores Another Courtroom Victory (Center for Medical Progress)

    04/28/2016 5:58:28 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 5 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/27/16 | Bob Eschliman
    The courtroom battles over the Center for Medical Progress (CMP)'s undercover investigative videos that highlighted Planned Parenthood's profiting from the trafficking of aborted baby tissue and organs continues to rage on. In California, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and Planned Parenthood scored a minor victory when a federal judge issued an injunction preventing CMP and investigative journalist David Daleiden from releasing any more footage. According to Life Legal Defense Foundation, which is assisting with the legal battle, the judge's ruling was based in part on the NAF's allegations that the videos were "deceptively edited." In an amicus brief signed by...
  • Favorite Breakup Songs,tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 4~29~16

    04/28/2016 5:03:35 PM PDT · by fatima · 523 replies
    ~Favorite Breakup Songs~ Queen - Another One Bites the Dust (Official Video) Queen Official *Video* Paul Simon - 50 ways to leave your lover *Video*
  • 10 Myths About Canadian Health Care, Busted

    04/28/2016 4:37:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    PNHP ^ | Sara Robinson
    Conservatives are rumbling around the talk show circuit bellowing about the socialist threat to the (literal) American body politic. And, as usual, Canada is once again getting dragged into the fracas, shoved around by both sides as either an exemplar or a warning — and, along the way, getting coated with the obfuscating dust of so many willful misconceptions that the actual facts about How Canada Does It are completely lost in the melee. I’m both a health-care-card-carrying Canadian resident and an uninsured American citizen who regularly sees doctors on both sides of the border. As such, I’m in a...
  • Unemployment rises… among Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffers [Sanders Campaign shedding workers]

    04/28/2016 4:27:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The economy may be experiencing a steady, if tepid recovery, but there are still layoffs taking place. I don’t just mean the ones at Lockheed Martin here, but rather inside the campaign organization of Bernie Sanders. With most of the states having already voted, Sanders’ team is shedding workers this week and they number in the hundreds. (CNN) Bernie Sanders’ campaign is laying off more than 200 workers, campaign manager Jeff Weaver said Wednesday.The campaign is downsizing from its current 550-member team to between 325 to 350 workers, said Weaver, who added that at one point the Sanders’ staff...
  • Good news: 33% of millennials don’t like socialism

    04/28/2016 4:23:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2016 | Taylor Millard
    Jazz Shaw wrote yesterday on this, showing a lot of concern about the Harvard IOP poll reporting capitalism has only a 42% approval rating by millennials. He’s got really good points, but only partially mentions the fact socialism isn’t doing that much better with young people. Here’s what the poll found (emphasis mine): Majority of 18- to 29-Year-Olds Reject Both Socialism and Capitalism. When 18- to 29-year-old young Americans were asked whether or not they support socialism, capitalism, and other political theories and labels, a majority reject both socialism and capitalism. Socialism is supported by 33% of young Americans,...
  • CNN #1 In Cable News in Prime Time; Beats Fox News for 5 of Last 8 Months

    04/28/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/28/2016
    NN Posts Triple Digit Growth in Prime Time; Most in TV Narrows Gap with Fox News in Total Day to Smallest in Over Seven Years CNN also #1 on Weekends CNN ranked #1 in cable news in prime time in April. CNN beat Fox News for the fifth time in the last eight months in M-Su prime time (four of the past eight in M-F prime) among adults 25-54. The last time CNN had this many prime time wins in an eight-month period versus Fox News was over 14 years ago (Nov. 2001). CNN also handily topped MSNBC this month...
  • Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan’s daughter, pens open letter to Will Ferrell

    04/28/2016 4:04:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Patti Davis, daughter of late President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, penned an open letter Thursday to Will Ferrell, criticizing the actor for agreeing to play the 40th president in an upcoming satirical film about his battle with dementia. “I saw the news bulletin — as did everyone — that you intend to portray my father in the throes of Alzheimer’s for a comedy that you are also producing,” Ms. Davis, a former actress, wrote in her blog. “Perhaps you have managed to retain some ignorance about Alzheimer’s and other versions of dementia. Perhaps if you knew more, you would...
  • Angry Venezuelans take to streets, setting up barricades and raiding shops for food

    04/28/2016 3:50:03 PM PDT · by daisy12 · 65 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 28 April 2016 | Fox News Latino
    Cities across Venezuela are increasingly agitated, as government offices closed their doors for the rest of the week in the face of a worsening energy crisis that is causing daily blackouts. Venezuela is among the world's most violent countries, and crime generally spikes here when the lights go out. Looting and fiery protests starting spreading Wednesday in Caracas, as hundreds of angry voters lined up to sign a petition beginning the process of recalling the deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro. The socialist administration began imposing a four-hour daily blackout around the country this week to save electricity. Then, Maduro announced...
  • EPA slammed after refusing to cover Colorado county’s costs from toxic spill

    04/28/2016 3:23:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — The Environmental Protection Agency came under fire Thursday after an official said the agency would not fully cover a Colorado county’s expenses stemming from the EPA-caused toxic wastewater spill at the Gold King Mine. Colorado Republicans blasted the agency after the Durango Herald reported that an EPA official nixed some of La Plata County’s proposed cooperative agreement for $2.4 million in spill-related costs over 10 years at a Wednesday board of county commissioners meeting. Sen. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, described the report as “outrageous” and “yet another example of the Washington double standard,” adding that he would work...
  • BBC asks staff to disclose details of family income, to address middle class bias

    04/28/2016 3:08:54 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 33 replies
    UKTelegraph ^ | 4/27/16
    BBC staff will be asked to disclose details of their family income and upbringing, as part of new plans to ensure that the corporation is not dominated by the middle classes. The BBC will announce today that all new employees will be asked to answer a range of questions about their socio-economic background, including whether they were entitled to free school meals as a child, which the broadcaster says will allow it work out whether its workforce reflects modern Britain. The BBC has faced pressure from ministers, during the ongoing talks over the corporation’s new royal charter, to increase the...
  • The Liberals won't ever vote me back in: Abbott (former Australian Prime Minister)

    04/28/2016 2:58:30 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies
    Nine News Australia ^ | 28th April 2016
    Former prime minister Tony Abbott doesn't expect the Liberal Party to ever reverse its decision to vote him out of the top job. However, he believes what he achieved during his two-year prime ministership will stand the test of time. "I accept that the party made a decision," he told Sky News. "I don't expect the party to ever go back on that decision." The former prime minister says he stuck by his chief of staff and dumped treasurer despite warnings from colleagues because he doesn't "throw people overboard" to save himself. Mr Abbott refused to sack Peta Credlin or...
  • Automating Ourselves To Unemployment: How shortsighted policies are creating a long-term crisis

    04/28/2016 2:51:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Peak Prosperity ^ | 04/28/2016 | Adam Taggart
    Students of Austrian business cycle theory are familiar with the term malinvestment. A malinvestment is any poor use of resources or capital, commonly made in response to bad policy (usually artificially low interest rates and/or unsustainable increases in the monetary supply). The dot-com bubble that popped in 2001? The housing bubble that similarly burst in 2008? Those were classic examples of malinvestment.With this article, I'd like to introduce a related term: malincentive. While not part of the official economic lexicon, I consider a 'malincentive' a useful word to describe any promise of short-term gain whose long-term costs outweigh any...
  • California Assembly rejects resolution honoring John Wayne

    04/28/2016 2:49:03 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 28, 2016 | Dan Walters
    The California Assembly refused Thursday to honor actor John Wayne after a sharp debate in which he was accused of being a racist.
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day will replace Columbus Day on Evanston's calendar

    04/28/2016 2:41:13 PM PDT · by Borges · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/27/2016 | Bob Seidenberg
    Evanston is joining a number of other cities, teaming with the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day on the city's celebration calendar later this year. The city and museum, which is based in Evanston at 3001 Central St., announced Wednesday in a press release hey are joining other cities, universities and cultural institutions to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day, to be celebrated Monday, Oct. 10.
  • Illegal immigrant families crossing border at record pace in 2016

    04/28/2016 2:16:21 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrant families are streaming across the border at record pace, according to new Border Patrol statistics released Friday morning that show more than 32,000 have been caught trying to sneak into the U.S. That’s nearly 40 percent higher than the previous record of 2014, and it’s well more than double last year’s pace, suggesting that the government’s relaxed enforcement policies have backfired and invited a new wave of illegal crossers.
  • Snowden, The Movie (2016)

    04/28/2016 2:12:25 PM PDT · by central_va · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/28/16 | Oliver Stone
    CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
  • Man Gets City’s Attention by Throwing ‘Birthday Party’ for Massive Pothole

    04/28/2016 1:50:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Oklahoma drivers know a thing or two about potholes, but one Mississippi man got so fed up with the nuisance that he decided to get the city’s attention in a unique way. “After 14 calls to 311, I thought it was time to do something different,” said Eddie Prosser. Prosser says a huge pothole in the middle of his residential street has been a nightmare for drivers. Prosser told WJTV that the pothole appeared about 16 months ago, which caused two smaller potholes to form about a year ago. When his calls for help went unanswered, Prosser decided to throw...
  • U.S. to Meet Felons’ “Criminogenic Needs” in Jail; Education, Work, Life Skills Training

    04/28/2016 1:45:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 28, 2016
    First the Obama administration managed to reduce prison sentences as a way of ending racial discrimination and now comes an aggressive plan to meet the “criminogenic needs” of felons by providing them with a series of perks the moment they’re incarcerated. This includes an education, employment and life skills training, substance abuse and mental health plans, building family relationships behind bars and a number of other programs to maximize their likelihood of success upon release. It’s called the Roadmap to Reentry and it’s part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) initiative to reduce recidivism among ex-cons. Work started around five...
  • Stolen Purple Heart Medal replaced for injured Kentucky veteran

    04/28/2016 1:04:43 PM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies
    AMVETS ^ | 4/29/16
    During a patrol in Iraq, Sgt. Ron Hinkle was manning the machine gun on the Humvee's roof when it was struck by an IED. The April 2006 blast ripped the top off the vehicle and threw Hinkle to the ground. Hinkle suffered cardiac, pulmonary and renal failure in addition to traumatic brain injury. He was put in a medically induced coma for 49 days, and still suffers from various injuries. But when he awoke he received his Bronze Star medal and a Purple Heart from then Vice President Dick Cheney at Fort Carson. Just over 10 years later, in July...
  • Trump Camp: Cruz-Fiorina Is the ‘Outsourcing Ticket’

    04/28/2016 11:52:29 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    “Carly Fiorina pioneered– pioneered– the practice of outsourcing jobs,” Miller said. “Her great legacy in business has been in finding a way to shift jobs to lower wage countries and replacing American workers with foreign workers. So I think we can all say that Ted Cruz, who supports offshoring jobs, and Carly Fiorina, who supports offshoring jobs, they’re now officially the outsourcing ticket.” “A critical issue for the state of Indiana is steel production and manufacturing,” Miller said, noting that, “on the crucial trade vote in 2015, Ted Cruz voted for Barack Obama’s trade bill that would destroy… the middle...
  • Sweet Cakes owners, now backed by George H.W. Bush's lawyer, file appeal

    04/28/2016 12:07:55 PM PDT · by Rio · 55 replies
    OregonLive ^ | April 27, 2016 | Casey Parks
    The Gresham bakers who made national headlines after refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding are fighting back against Oregon regulators. In a brief filed in the Oregon Court of Appeals this week, Aaron and Melissa Klein say the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries violated state and federal laws by forcing them to pay $135,000 in damages to the lesbian couple. The legal team behind Sweet Cakes by Melissa argues the labor bureau violated the Kleins' rights as artists to free speech, their rights as Oregonians to religious freedom and their rights as defendants to a due...
  • Icahn: We're out of Apple, and it's China's fault

    04/28/2016 11:54:25 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/28/2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn told CNBC on Thursday he has sold his Apple position as the tech giant's stock continues to shed value after disappointing earnings. "We no longer have a position in Apple," Icahn told CNBC's "Power Lunch," noting Apple is a "great company" and CEO Tim Cook is "doing a great job."
  • Prosecutors: 3 connected to San Bernardino shooter arrested

    04/28/2016 11:23:10 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    WRAL/AP ^ | 4/28/2016 | uncredited
    LOS ANGELES — Three people connected to one of the San Bernardino shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook, have been arrested in a marriage fraud conspiracy, including his brother and sister-in-law, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The third person arrested is the wife of Enrique Marquez Jr., a friend of Farook's who has been charged for his alleged role in aiding the violence, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The two women arrested are Russian immigrants. Prosecutors say the three participated in a marriage fraud conspiracy that involved lying under oath to obtain immigration benefits. [snip]
  • 'A bullet hole in the head': Landrieu delivers passionate speech on gun violence(anatomy101)

    04/28/2016 11:15:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    nola.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Robert McClendon
    "A bullet hole in the head." "They blew her guts out." As Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke about violence in New Orleans, it seemed at times as if he was using intentionally graphic language in an attempt to shock the audience gathered Wednesday (April 27) at Tulane University.
  • Gilroy Teacher Allegedly Posed as Woman, Lured Kids to Send Harmful Material

    04/28/2016 10:49:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Douglas Le, 25, was arrested at his home on suspicion of felony child enticement and booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose, police said. A teacher who allegedly posed as a female and lured juveniles to send harmful material online was arrested Tuesday in San Jose, police said. Douglas Le, 25, was arrested at his home on suspicion of felony child enticement and booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose, police said. Le is a teacher at Gilroy High School and has been placed on paid administrative leave, Gilroy Unified School District spokeswoman...
  • Inside Amy Schumer takes on gun violence in exclusive preview(Yewwwwww)

    04/28/2016 10:46:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    ew.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Madeline Boardman
    Never one to shy away from controversial topics, Amy Schumer found her latest fodder for Inside Amy Schumer in gun laws. The Emmy winner and former Entertainment Weekly cover star spoofs loopholes in gun laws in the episode airing Thursday – a subject that is close to Schumer’s heart after the 2015 shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana at a screening of her hit movie Trainwreck. “This was a sketch that Amy personally felt really strongly about,” Dan Powell, executive producer for Inside Amy Schumer tells EW. “The whole writers room piped in with jokes and ideas and things like that but...
  • The 2010 census missed thousands of California's Latino children

    04/28/2016 10:38:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | By Sarah D. Wire
    More than 113,000 young Latinos in California weren't counted in the 2010 census, a new study says, and Latino advocacy groups want to be sure the U.S. Census Bureau is working to reduce that number in 2020. With an estimated 47,000 uncounted Latino children, Los Angeles County alone is home to 12% of the estimated 400,000 Latino children in the U.S. not counted in 2010, according to a study released Tuesday by the National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund and Child Trends' Hispanic Institute. California could gain another congressional seat in 2020, and "that will depend...
  • Boehner likes Trump, savages Cruz

    04/28/2016 10:21:03 AM PDT · by GilGil · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/2016 | Chris Stirewalt
    BOEHNER LIKES TRUMP, SAVAGES CRUZ The Republican establishment is getting jiggy with the idea of nominating Donald Trump. How jiggy? Former House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday told a crowd at Stanford University that he was “texting buddies” with the celebrity businessman and would have no trouble voting for him in the fall. According to the school’s student newspaper, Boehner “accepted Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee,” though he declined to endorse Trump’s specific policies. As for the remaining obstacle to Trump’s takeover of the GOP, Boehner sounded rather Trump-like himself. “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said of...
  • News Poll Refutes Mark and Gabby Poll on ‘Terror Watch List’ Gun Ban

    04/28/2016 10:19:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    oathkeepers.org ^ | 4/27/2016 | David Codrea
    A poll being pushed by gun-grabbing oath-breakers Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly claims most Nevadans favor banning Americans on the government’s so-called “terror watch list” and “no fly list” from buying guns, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday. The effort is part of the Astroturf pile-on now that billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s minions have set loose Question 1 on an electorate largely ignorant of what so-called “background checks” are really intended to do. Not only will that place a prior restraint on a right that, according to the supreme Law of the Land “shall not be infringed,” but, per no less...
  • Top L.A. Vegan Restaurant Owners Receiving Death Threats for Slaughtering Animals

    04/28/2016 10:12:24 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 43 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 28, 2016 | Gary Baum
    L.A.'s vegan vortex has angrily turned on the most prominent vegan restaurant group in town this week as word has spread that its owners are not just eating meat but raising and slaughtering animals at the working farm where they live in Northern California. Matthew and Terces Engelhart, the husband-and-wife proprietors of favored entertainment industry haunt Cafe Gratitude, tell The Hollywood Reporter they've been receiving death threats as part of a quickly growing, internet-bred campaign against them. It has also spawned a deluge of one-star reviews on their local outposts' respective Yelp pages, a boycott group on Facebook that tallies...
  • Caitlyn Jenner uses ladies room at Trump Tower

    04/28/2016 9:40:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 28, 2016 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Caitlyn Jenner has taken Donald Trump up on his offer to use the restroom of her choosing while visiting one of his Trump Towers - and recorded the landmark moment for posterity. "A trans woman in New York, I gotta take a pee," Jenner says in a Facebook video filmed outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower near Central Park. "Last week Donald Trump said I could take a pee anywhere in a Trump facility," she continues. "I am gonna go take a pee in the ladies' room." After returning from her brief bathroom trip, Jenner thanks Trump for the...
  • Chaffetz: ICE Released 86,000 Criminal Aliens from 2013-2015; 196 Convicted of Homicide in 2015

    04/28/2016 9:37:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 28, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Thursday at a hearing on illegal immigration crime that from 2013 to 2015, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released more than 86,000 criminal illegal immigrants back into the United States – 196 of which were convicted of homicide in 2015. “What’s going on at Homeland Security, what’s going on with Immigration [and] Customs Enforcement is one of the most infuriating things I think I’ve seen in this government yet. In a three-year period, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released more than 86,000 criminal aliens into the American...
  • Newsweek: Devoted Abedin Almost Cried Upon Learning Clinton Had To Carry Her Own Bag Upstairs

    04/28/2016 9:24:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 103 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 28, 2016 | Jenna Lifhits
    Hillary Clinton's closest aide Huma Abedin is so devoted to her boss that she almost sobbed upon learning Clinton had to carry her own bag, a Newsweek profile revealed Thursday. "Abedin took her duties so seriously, the source recalled, that when she learned that Clinton had once carried her own bag up a flight of stairs in her aide's absence, Abedin nearly burst into tears," Newsweek reported. The same source said that Clinton once snapped her fingers and said "Gum" to Abedin. "A lot of times, Hillary would snap her fingers and go, 'Gum.' And Huma would fetch it," the...
  • Rutgers goes sharia-compliant

    04/28/2016 9:14:34 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 4/28/16 | Robert Spencer
    Student newspaper destroys every copy of latest edition featuring cartoon of Muhammad.The April 5, 2016 issue of The Gleaner, the student paper of Rutgers University–Camden, published a cartoon of Muhammad, Buddha and Jesus in a bar. Its content, however, cannot be known at this point, because at the behest of Muslims on campus, and in a case fraught with implications for the health of the freedom of speech today, the entire issue has been deep-sixed. Two weeks after the cartoon was published, the April 19 issue of The Gleaner contained a letter from the Muslim Brotherhood campus group, the Muslim...
  • Healey’s ‘hold it’ has critics hopping mad

    04/28/2016 9:01:02 AM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 04/28/2016 | Matt Stout
    A comment by Attorney General Maura Healey telling those uncomfortable with sharing a bathroom with a transgender person to “hold it” has rankled critics of a transgender rights bill, who said they’d be vilified as bigots if they used the same language amid the heated debate over the legislation. Healey, an advocate of the bill, appeared Tuesday before a State House panel and advocated for passage of the legislation, which would prohibit discrimination against transgender people and allow them to use a bathroom or locker room that fits their gender identity. Healey, in addressing the panel, took aim at those...
  • Citadel cadet punished after leaking hijab story

    04/28/2016 8:52:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 37 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 4/21/2016 | Paul Bowers
    A cadet at The Citadel said he is being punished with 33 hours of marching after he revealed in a Facebook post that the school was considering allowing an incoming cadet to wear a hijab in uniform. The cadet, senior political science student Nick Pinelli, said officials at the public military college originally sought to charge him with behavior “unbecoming to a cadet,” a Class I offense that can lead to dismissal under the school’s disciplinary code. Instead, he said the school reduced the charge to “gross poor judgment” and handed him the maximum punishment: 40 “tours,” each consisting of...
  • Curt Schilling says ESPN has ‘some of the biggest racists in sports commentating’

    04/28/2016 8:45:18 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 28 April 2016 | Amara Grautski
    "Some of the most racist things I’ve ever heard have come out of people that are on the air at ESPN," Schilling said, according to Newsday. "They’re some of the biggest racists in sports commentating.” “You listen to Stephen A. Smith, and Stephen A. Smith was the guy who said that Robert Griffin didn’t play quarterback for [Washington] because he’s black," Schilling said after the show. "No, Robert Griffin didn’t play quarterback for [Washington] because he [Stunk]."
  • Black students found to be behind ‘white power’ drawing at state university

    04/28/2016 8:44:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Just before Thanksgiving, the president called a meeting with minority student leaders to discuss race relations on campus. It’s a meeting that ended abruptly, with students reading a letter asking for more time, and walking out. “As students of color, WE DO NOT point fingers nor cast blame for the lack of awareness and understanding in regards to the black experience here at Salisbury University, keeping in mind that racism and cultural segregation existed long before any of us stepped foot on campus,” the letter read. “However, we refuse to deny that the current environment on campus takes a huge...