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  • Martin O’Malley Says U.S. Should Accept 65,000 Syrian Refugees (He's Out Of His Mind)

    09/04/2015 4:21:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | September 4, 2015 | Rick Moran
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley thinks the U.S. response to the Syrian refugee crisis isn’t strong enough. President Obama has proposed taking in between 5,000 and 8,000 refugees this year. But O’Malley believes we need to admit nearly 10 times that number. CNN “I support the call from humanitarian and refugee organizations for the United States to accept at least 65,000 Syrian refugees next year,” he said in a statement Friday. “If Germany — a country with one-fourth our population — can accept 800,000 refugees this year, certainly we — the nation of immigrants and refugees — can do more.”...
  • What Hill Do We Die On, Then? (Kim Davis and Religious Liberty)

    09/04/2015 4:15:38 PM PDT · by yongin · 11 replies
    American Conservative ^ | SEpt 4, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    have said these past couple of days that as gay rights and the ideology at its heart continues to conquer our culture, I expect us small-o orthodox Christians to have to take a hard, sacrificial stand against the state and society, for the sake of religious liberty. Kim Davis’s situation, I’ve said, is not the hill to die on. The reason for this is certainly contestable, but here it is, in a nutshell. 1. Kim Davis’s position is unwinnable. Nobody seriously expects her to get gay marriage overturned, or even to succeed in carving out a special zone of protection...
  • Watsonville couple accused of robbing women at gunpoint with toddler in tow

    09/04/2015 3:45:05 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    KION ^ | Sep 04, 2015
    A Watsonville couple was arrested for allegedly robbing women's purses at gun point with their three year old son in the car, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office. Investigators said the couple, Diana Pacheco, 20 and Antonio Bravo, 20, robbed women at gunpoint in Live Oak and Capitola on Aug. 22nd.
  • utherans call for 200,000 refugees to be admitted to US in 2016 including 100,000 Syrians

    09/04/2015 3:23:04 PM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 4, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Lutherans call for 200,000 refugees to be admitted to US in 2016 including 100,000 Syrians Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 4, 2015 A reader has just alerted us to yet another federal refugee contractor, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), one-upping the other two contractors we have reported on, here and here both demanding that Obama admit 65,000 Syrians in FY2016. We thought those were outrageous demands! Linda-Hartke-square-headshot-for-blog1-290x300 Linda Hartke, CEO of LIRS, sent out the urgent e-mail to their members. LIRS is approximately 97% funded with your tax dollars! But get this….. LIRS wants 100,000 Syrians! Either...
  • Where Are the Calls for Obama to Stop the Syrian Refugee Crisis He Created?

    09/04/2015 3:21:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush ^ | September 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you by now seen the massive amount of refugees flooding all parts of Europe? Now, why is that happening? It's not immigration. It's not immigration or illegal immigration or what have you. It is an invasion, and it is the direct result of things. There are reasons why so many people are fleeing where they live and trying to get to what they consider to be better places. And one of the reasons why, dare I say it, Barack Hussein Obama and American foreign policy. This is what happens when the United States abdicates its role as leader...

    09/04/2015 3:21:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | September 4, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    As of Friday morning, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis sits in jail for her refusal to hand out state licenses for same-sex marriages. She cited her First Amendment religious liberty in her defense. She was arrested after being held in contempt by a federal judge, District Judge David L. Bunning.
  • Oregonians putting 'No Californians' stickers on for sale signs

    09/04/2015 3:06:56 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 4, 2015 | Amy Graff
    Oregonians are fed up with the rising home prices in Portland and seem to think Californians are to blame. "No Californians" stickers are mysteriously popping up on for sale signs in front homes that are on the market. The stickers resemble a no smoking sign with a silhouette of the Golden State slashed out in red.
  • More Than 350,000 Migrants (sic) Have Fled to Europe This Year

    09/04/2015 3:01:50 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    VOA News ^ | September 01, 2015 2:35 PM
    IOM: 350,000 Migrants Have Fled to Europe This Year Print More Than 350,000 Migrants Have Fled to Europe This Year VOA News Last updated on: September 01, 2015 2:35 PM The International Organization for Migration said Tuesday that more than 350,000 migrants have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean this year, fleeing turmoil and poverty in the Mideast and Africa in search of a better life in Europe. The intergovernmental agency said more than 234,000 of them landed on the shores of Greece, with another 114,000 migrants arriving in Italy, and much smaller numbers in Spain and Malta. About...
  • Sicily: Elderly couple murdered by African refugee; some locals take revenge

    09/04/2015 2:53:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 4, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Sicily: Elderly couple murdered by African refugee; some locals take revenge Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 4, 2015 You’ve probably seen the news of the grisly murders of an elderly husband and wife on Sicily. The wife, 70 years old, is believed to have been sexually assaulted before being thrown off a balcony to her death. This is an update. Sicily murdered I don’t think we even have to say ‘alleged’ murderer in this case. Mamadou Kamara was wearing clothes he stole from the victims and had his own bloody trousers in his possession . The refugee, Mamadou Kamara,...
  • U.S. Communities Targeted for “Blue Zone” Social Engineering

    09/04/2015 2:47:04 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | September 04, 2015 | Alex Newman
    In government schools across America in communities being targeted to become “Blue Zones,” children may soon be chanting “Hara Hachi Bu” before eating their lunch — at least between the data-mining and intrusive scoring to determine “progress” in their physical, mental, and spiritual “well being.” The Japanese phrase, associated with the Eastern religion of Confucianism, translates roughly to “eat until you are 80 percent full.” Parents, meanwhile, will receive wide-ranging instructions covering everything from the food they eat and the “tribe” they associate with to the location in their home designated for sexual activity and even the size of their...
  • Petition to the White House: Bring in 65,000 mostly Muslim Syrians to live permanently in US!

    09/04/2015 2:21:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Sept 4, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Petition to the White House: Bring in 65,000 mostly Muslim Syrians to live permanently in US! by Ann Corcoran Editor: I know some of you who have subscribed to RRW don't like getting too many e-mails in one day, but honestly this issue is reaching a fever-pitch and we must at least try to keep up with the news being driven by the events in Europe and the uptick in lobbying activity by Obama's federal refugee contractors as they push for massive numbers of refugees, especially Syrians, to be admitted to the US in fiscal year 2016 which begins on...
  • 14 US Senators tell Obama: Bring MORE Syrians to America (65,000 is a good number!)

    09/04/2015 2:09:30 PM PDT · by robowombat · 36 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    14 US Senators tell Obama: Bring MORE Syrians to America (65,000 is a good number!) Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 22, 2015 Update May 24th: Be sure to see Leo Hohmann’s good article at World Net Daily on this newest push for a mass infusion of Syrians into the US. Also, on this Sunday morning is your church indirectly supporting the resettlement of 65,000 mostly Muslim Syrians to America? Click here. Urgent update! If your Senator is listed here, you really need to get the word out so that they get an earful from constituents! Breaking News: According to...
  • Vanderbilt Women's Center to Lecture Men on 'Healthy Masculinities'

    09/04/2015 2:08:35 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    MRC ^ | August 31, 2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg|
    Vanderbilt University’s Women’s Center will be hosting a week-long event dedicated to lecturing men about what it means to have “healthy masculinity.” The “Healthy Masculinities Week” is sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, which claims to be devoted to “Celebrating Women” while “Empowering All.”
  • TIME Magazine Story on Unemployment Rate Is an Insult to Our Intelligence

    09/04/2015 2:07:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | September 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The unemployment numbers are out. TIME Magazine. This whole subject has been a source of great irritation for me. We now have, folks, 94 million Americans not working. The labor force participation rate is at an all-time low. Now, the labor force participation rate is a percentage of able-bodied people actually working, and it's 62.6%, which is really low, it's an historic low. What it translates to real numbers is 94 million Americans not working, and yet they report the unemployment number 5.1%. It's an insult. It's an insult to everybody's intelligence, and here we have TIME Magazine, they...
  • National Welcoming Week part of PR campaign to soften public up for 65,000 Syrians

    09/04/2015 2:05:14 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 4, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    National Welcoming Week part of PR campaign to soften public up for 65,000 Syrians Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 4, 2015 I don’t think it is any coincidence that community organizers at Welcoming America have chosen mid September to put on “welcoming” events across the country. They know that this is the month when Obama will tell Congress how many refugees will be admitted in FY2016 which begins October 1st. Red Green axis In his book describing the agenda to erase America, James Simpson goes into greater detail about the insidious community organizers at ‘Welcoming America.’ As we have...
  • Mayor Mitch Landrieu held in contempt in firefighter case, judge threatens house arrest

    09/04/2015 1:58:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/4/15 | Robert McClendon, | The Times-Picayune
    Civil District Judge Kern Reese held New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in contempt Friday (Sept. 4), but said he would give Landrieu one week to come up with a reasonable plan to pay an outstanding judgment due to the city's firefighters before imposing a house arrest sentence. Reese said he understood Landrieu was constrained by a tight budget, but that did not mean he had the right to shirk a legal judgment. "This is a legal issue," Reese said. "We all have responsibilities and those responsibilities have to be met." If Landrieu didn't have a payment plan in place by...
  • Pop Quiz Won't Hurt Trump

    09/04/2015 1:53:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush ^ | September 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, let's get... First, I think probably what everybody here wants some clarification on -- or at least some analysis of or explanation of or discussion of -- is Trump and his inability to identify certain names thrown at him on the radio, names of Al-Qaeda leaders, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iranian Quds Force leaders and so forth. It's real simple here, folks, and I guess I should address this to the Republican establishment and like-minded. If you think this is going to harm Trump with his supporters, it won't. It didn't hurt George W. Bush when he was unable to...
  • UN wants Europe to take 200,000 permanent refugees

    09/04/2015 1:51:41 PM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Sept 4, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    UN wants Europe to take 200,000 permanent refugees; Poland says stop the illegal flow first! UK buckles! by Ann Corcoran More 'Invasion of Europe' news..... Guterres Former head of Socialists International, UNHCR Antonio Guterres is calling the shots for Europe AND America As EU leaders meet today to discuss the migrant crisis overwhelming Europe, the UN ups the number of refugees it is demanding that European countries permanently resettle. By the way, in 2014 the UN was demanding that all western countries (not Gulf Arab states and not communist Russia or China!) take 130,000 permanent Syrian refugees. That is how...
  • What Gloria Borger and the GOP Establishment Think About Trump, Hispanics and the Base

    09/04/2015 1:40:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | September 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I want to go back to audio sound bites. I want to go back to yesterday. Following Trump's press conference, which we covered, our microphones there were. He went out after he signed that pledge with Reince Priebus -- and, by the way, in the Stack of Stuff today there are all kinds of reactions to that. I mean, people think Trump has signed away his chance to win the presidency. Others think that Trump has snookered the RNC and Reince Priebus. The opinions of Trump signing the pledge are all over the place. Well, after the press...
  • St. Pete Police to be trained on transgender interactions

    09/04/2015 12:35:24 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    wfla ^ | September 3, 2015 | Adrienne Pedersen
    T. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) — St. Petersburg Police Department supervisors will be trained, for the first time, on how to interact with transgender people during arrests or exchanges on Friday. Chief Anthony Holloway outlined a policy on appropriate interactions with transgender individuals. “It is the policy of the St. Petersburg Police Department to treat all people with dignity, respect, and professionalism,” the department states. The training is part of a broader trend across the country. About a year ago the Department of Justice started training agencies on interacting with people in the transgender community. Several recent issues have pushed the...
  • Revealed: How the five wealthiest Gulf Nations have so far refused to take a single Syrian refugee

    09/04/2015 12:23:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/4/15 | Jay Akbar
    More than four million Syrians have been forced to escape the never-ending civil war ravaging their country and the barbaric terror group carving a bloody trail across the Middle East. The vast majority live in overcrowded refugee camps in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq - all under threat from ISIS - and record numbers are making the perilously long journey to Europe. Yet, as debate rages between politicians in Europe over how many they should take, nearby super-wealthy Gulf nations of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain have refused to offer sanctuary to a single...
  • Video: Trump's Top Security Guard Hits Protester In The Face

    09/04/2015 12:06:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 124 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 9/4/2015 | Emma Whitford
    One of Donald Trump's security guards punched a protestor in the face outside of Trump Plaza yesterday-in front of a large crowd of reporters-during a protest coinciding with Trump's official pledge of loyalty to the Republican Party. ... Video first published by NY1 Noticias [link at URL] shows the guard, identified by the Daily Caller [link at URL] as Trump's director of Security Keith Schiller grabbing a large blue sign that reads "Trump: Make America Racist Again" from several protestors. ...
  • Young Guns? Millennials May Be Moving Toward Greater Gun Ownership

    09/04/2015 12:01:01 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 11 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Candace Rotolo,
    TAMPA - On a recent Sunday afternoon, the half-dozen or so firing stalls at Shooting Sports gun range on North Dale Mabry are filled. The men and two women taking practice on this day adjust their safety goggles and ear protection, prepare their handgun, stand up straight, stare down their target and fire. It's a process they repeat dozens of times. While one of the most recent surveys of average gun owners describes them as white, male, affluent and nearing retirement age, the only men who come close to that description are the store owner and supervisor. On this day,...
  • Hot Air Pre-CNN Debate Reader Survey Results

    09/04/2015 11:58:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot ^ | September 4, 2015 | PATRICK ISHMAEL
    Ted Cruz takes it all, placing first in the first choice, second choice and consensus choice votes. Other top performers include Donald Trump (2nd first choice, 5th second choice,) Carly Fiorina (3rd first, 2nd second, 2nd consensus,) Scott Walker (4th across the board,) Marco Rubio (5th first,) Ben Carson (3rd second and consensus) and Bobby Jindal (5th consensus.) During the last survey I noted that Fiorina and Jindal needed to be included in the varsity Fox debate, and earlier this week we found out that Fiorina would in fact be included in the top CNN debate. This is the right...
  • Human Rights Group Demands US Take 65,000 Syrian Refugees to Help Europe With Migration Crisis

    09/04/2015 11:52:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/04/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A human rights group has called on the United States government to step up its outreach to Syrian refugees and resettle 65,000 people before the end of 2016. While the U.S. has said that it will accept between 5,000 to 8,000 refugees, the International Rescue Committee said that is far from enough to really help Europe in its migrant crisis. "Not only are Syrians resorting to desperate measures to seek a better life for themselves and their families in Europe, but they are dying in the process," IRC president David Miliband said in a statement. "The U.S. has historically been...
  • A Conservative Viewpoint of Kim Davis

    09/04/2015 11:49:31 AM PDT · by 2banana · 15 replies
    2banana | 9/4/2015 | 2banana
    #1 Kim Davis was elected to her position. Just like obama. And when obama ignores laws (and even makes up laws he wished he had) the left cheers. Same with the democrat mayors of Sanctuary Cities who ignore the law. Why are they not in jail? #2 Gay marriage is not a “law.” It is four unelected left wing progressive supreme court justices and one who leans left behaving as tyrants. Is this really how we want the most important and controversial laws to be enacted and imposed on us? Now imagine five Dick Cheneys on the bench. #3 See...
  • Hungary’s PM is probably not as crazy as you’ve heard

    09/04/2015 11:49:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot ^ | September 4, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    As the situation in Syria and Iraq continues to deteriorate, residents have been fleeing the area in droves. This has led to a serious refugee crisis everywhere they go, as well as raising uncomfortable questions about what the obligations of the various nations in the area might be in terms of taking care of them. Hungary has been getting a lot of heat over the response of their Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, who is being described by the international media as well as other leaders in the neighborhood in less than charitable terms. (BBC) There is sympathy in Brussels for...
  • Clinton: Officials should 'uphold the law'

    09/04/2015 11:47:40 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 03, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton posted a message on Thursday saying that government officials should "uphold the law—end of story."
  • NC gay marriage opt-out written to avoid Kentucky-style impasse

    09/04/2015 11:23:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    WRAL ^ | 09/04/2015 | Laura Leslie
    RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina legislators enacted a law in June giving magistrates and staffers in county register of deeds offices a way to avoid participating in same-sex weddings if they have religious objections to gay marriage. But officials said Thursday that the law is different from what's on the books in Kentucky, where a clerk who defied court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been jailed, and they don't foresee a similar standoff occurring in North Carolina. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Rowan County (Ky.) Clerk Kim Davis...
  • Cruz rips federal judge's 'tyranny' in clerk's case

    09/04/2015 11:22:04 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    WND ^ | 09/03/2015
    GOP president hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz, on Thursday accused U.S. District Judge David Bunning of “judicial tyranny” for jailing a Kentucky county clerk who refused to violate her Christian faith and issue licenses to same-sex couples. He said those who are calling for her removal from office – she can’t be fired, she can only be impeached if she chooses not to quit – are hypocrites. “Where is the call for President Obama to resign for ignoring and defying our immigration laws, our welfare reform laws, and even his own Obamacare?” Cruz said. “When the mayor of San Francisco and...
  • College Debt is the New Normal

    09/04/2015 11:08:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 3, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    *Professorial types are excited by a plan, courtesy of Michael L. Hays of New Mexico, to solve the college debt crisis. The irony is, it would put the onus of responsibility for college loans on some of the most irresponsible institutions in the United States today—colleges and local and state governments. “We need to put college funding on a sensible basis,” Hayes, a PhD, writes. “The government should not lend money indiscriminately to anyone who wants it for college: serious students, students unsure of their purposes, students for whom college is a substitute for unemployment, students who want a two-...
  • Trump, After Republican Pledge, Breaks From Pack On Iran, Gay Marriage [What A LetDown!!]

    09/04/2015 10:37:26 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 130 replies
    YahooNews ^ | September 4, 2015 | Susan Heavey
    Trump, After Republican Pledge, Breaks From Pack On Iran, Gay Marriage By Susan Heavey. WASHINGTON - Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday broke away from stances held by many of his rivals on issues ranging from the Iran nuclear deal to the gay marriage fight in Kentucky. Trump's statements in a lengthy interview on MSNBC came one day after signing the party's loyalty pledge. He called the Iran nuclear agreement "a disastrous deal" and "a horrible contract," but said he would work with it. Many of the 16 other Republicans seeking the party's nomination for the 2016 presidential...
  • Do Cops' Lives Matter to Obama?

    09/04/2015 10:24:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | September 4, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Barack Obama, as chief law enforcement officer of the United States, is going to have to stop acting like a conscientious objector in this war on cops. Wednesday, another officer, in Fox Lake, Illinois, Lt. Charles "GI Joe" Gliniewicz, was gunned down. Last Friday, Darren Goforth, a Houston deputy sheriff, was shot 15 times by an alleged black racist. President Obama called the widow of Deputy Goforth, but he has yet to show the same indignation and outrage he exhibited at what happened to Trayvon Martin in Florida and Michael Brown in Ferguson. This year, 24 cops have been gunned...
  • Duke Researcher: Owning A Car ’80 Percent’ Riskier Than Owning A Gun

    09/04/2015 10:22:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 9/3/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Like a sledge hammer falling on a glass table, Duke Researcher Chris Conover has dropped scholarly methods and results on the anti-gun rhetoric regarding gun ownership versus car ownership to show that owning a car is “80 percent” riskier than owning a gun, as it relates to the lives of others. Conover is Research Scholar at the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke University.
  • MPD officer confronted by crowd, punched, police say

    09/04/2015 10:01:11 AM PDT · by traumer · 34 replies
    MADISON, Wis. - A Madison police officer was confronted by a crowd and punched after a street fight on Prairie Road Wednesday night, according to a release from Madison police. The officer stopped in the area of Prairie Road and Jacobs Way around 6:20 p.m. after spotting a large number of people in the street. He said that as he approached he saw a woman punch a man in the face, and he could see that the woman had a can of pepper spray. The officer said that as he went to arrest the woman he was surrounded by a...
  • Trump on Kim Davis: I hate to see her being sent to jail but the law is the law

    09/04/2015 9:57:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 253 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    We’re in a weird place as a party when Trump, the would-be strongman who’s going to smash sclerotic American government as we know it, is more of a “rule of law” guy than Ted Cruz is. And way, way more of one than Mike Huckabee is.Trump prefers an accommodation in which gay couples can get their licenses, as the Obergefell ruling requires, and Davis can opt out so that she’s not involved in something that violates her religious beliefs. But she doesn’t want to opt out. She wants to force the whole office to opt out by forbidding her...
  • Mike Huckabee holding rally for jailed Kentucky clerk to protest ‘criminalization of Christianity’

    09/04/2015 9:53:45 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/4/15 | Ben Johnson
    ROWAN COUNTY, KY, September 4, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee will hold a rally to protest the arrest and imprisonment of a Christian county clerk who refused to issue gay "marriage" licenses to homosexuals, saying the arrest shows that Christian persecution has come to America. The rally, which he dubbed #ImWithKim, will be held in Kentucky on Tuesday, his campaign announced today. Further details will be forthcoming, as the event is still being planned. "Having Kim Davis in federal custody removes all doubt of the criminalization of Christianity in our country," Gov. Huckabee said following the arrest for...
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Tells Muslim Refugees ‘Do Not Come’

    09/04/2015 9:52:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    TIME ^ | 09/04/2015 | Mark Rivett-Carnac
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has a clear message for the European-bound Muslim refugees fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa: “Please do not come.” Speaking outside the European Union headquarters in Brussels, he said: “I think we have a right to decide we do not want a large number of Muslim people in our country,” al-Jazeera reported. “We can’t guarantee that you will be accepted,” Orban went on to say, while defending the decision to build a fence along its Serbian border. The fence is one of several new initiatives designed to make it difficult for...
  • McCartney, Bon Jovi, Fergie join for climate change song

    09/04/2015 9:49:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 9/4/2015 | unknown
    Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and Fergie have joined forces to record a song about climate change. Sean Paul, Leona Lewis and Colbie Caillat also appear on "Love Song to the Earth," which was released Friday on iTunes and Apple Music via Connect.
  • A new legal cloud over same-sex marriage in Kentucky? Are the licenses issued valid?

    09/04/2015 9:47:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    SCOTUS BLOG ^ | 09/04/2015 | Lyle Denniston
    Five deputy county clerks in Rowan County, Kentucky — the scene of the first major courthouse battle over a conflict between the Supreme Court’s view on same-sex marriage and religious objections to it — told a federal judge that they will start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Friday morning. They did so after the judge sent the county clerk herself to jail for contempt of court, and threatened her deputies with the same fate. But even the judge conceded that those licenses, if issued, may not be valid, although he refused to decide that issue and left it...
  • New Navy Uniforms Unveiled With Fewer Coveralls:Obsolete Styles Discontinued For US

    09/04/2015 9:45:06 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 03 2015 3:14 PM EDT | By Jess McHugh
    The United States Navy announced that it will be phasing out certain out-of-date styles and items of the working uniform through Oct. 1 and introducing other new styles, the military publication Stars and Stripes reported Tuesday. Authorities said they wanted to update the uniform using new technology and limit the number of items a sailor needs to buy each year, and to keep the seabag each person brings onboard a naval ship as light as possible. The most significant change was to the Navy coveralls, eliminating the blue set except for work that would soil other uniforms. Officials had already...
  • Is it too late to get the government out of marriage?

    09/04/2015 9:42:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Rand Paul articulated a path forward after Obergefell that would provide equal treatment under the law while preserving the free exercise of religion, which is to get government out of the marriage business. “All Americans have the right to contract,” Paul wrote, and enforcing contracts falls clearly within the purview of government. By defining social constructs, Paul warns, creates “a danger that a government that involves itself in every nook and cranny of our lives won’t now enforce definitions that conflict with sincerely felt religious convictions of others.”Indeed, and this is one reason among several that I have...
  • Valerie Plame’s Head ‘Spins’ Over Scooter Libby Question to Trump

    09/04/2015 9:36:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 9/4/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Donald Trump would not say if he would pardon former George W. Bush White House official Lewis “Scooter” Libby. Trump said the question was “not pertinent,” but Valerie Plame’s response on Twitter to The Daily Caller’s question to Trump about Libby was, “My head is spinning.”
  • Ted Cruz Blasts Jailing of Christian Kentucky Clerk as Un-American

    09/04/2015 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 4, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Ted Cruz slammed the decision by a federal judge to order a Kentucky county clerk to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on the basis of her Christian faith, labeling it un-American.“Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny,” the Republican presidential candidate said in a statement Thursday afternoon. “Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America.”Cruz declared that he stands with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis “unequivocally” for refraining from issuing any marriage licenses in the more than two-month...
  • After surviving ISIS, Myriam thanks God and teaches the world a lesson on forgiveness (MUST WATCH)

    09/04/2015 9:14:15 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 9 replies
    SAT7Arabic ^ | September 3, 2015 | SAT7Arabic
    As the world watches the invasion happening in Europe as we speak. Street battles in Budapest. We cannot forget that there are real refugees escaping from ISIS. They, however, as you would expect are grateful to have found safe haven in a nearby country with food and shelter. These are the people that you do not see on the news. These are the people that we should welcome to the west, yet the only want to go back home. Like real refugees. I came over this video this morning and I was attacked by onion ninjas and it gave me...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center calls for end to holidays honoring Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee

    09/04/2015 9:13:47 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 15 replies ^ | July 01, 2015 | By Mike Cason |
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has launched an online petition asking that Alabama and four other states drop holidays honoring Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee. "It's time to stop the celebrations," the petition says. "We should honor those who represent American ideals, not those who led the fight to preserve slavery." The other states listed are Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. The petition follows other calls to remove symbols honoring the Confederacy since the murders of nine African-American worshipers at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., two weeks ago. Gov. Robert Bentley had Confederate flags removed from a...
  • Police: 3 attacked with machete near Arkansas campus

    09/04/2015 9:00:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 9/4/2015 | unknown
    Emergency responders treated multiple people for stabbing wounds in Thursday night in what police say was a machete attack. Eyewitnesses said they were driving down the road when people ran out of the forest and into the road.
  • Here's What We Know About The Kentucky Clerk Refusing Marriage Licenses [Why she can't be fired]

    09/04/2015 8:45:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    NPR ^ | 09/04/2015 | Eyder Peralta
    Defying legal decisions that go all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Ky.., clerk, continued to deny marriage licenses on Wednesday in protest of same-sex marriage.As Kentucky Public Radio's Ryland Barton reports, Davis, who has become a divisive figure in the national debate on same-sex marriage, has been summoned to a federal court on Thursday for a hearing on whether to hold her in contempt.With that, here's what we know about Davis:— She's A Born-Again Christian: The Associated Press reports that Davis' life changed in a church about four years ago.The preacher, according...
  • A Brief History of White Privilege

    09/04/2015 8:42:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 9/4/2015 | J R Dunn
    Like most PC concepts, “white privilege” has never been adequately defined. Quite deliberately so -- the idea is to have a concept so elastic and amorphous that it can be stretched to cover any given situation, distorted through multiple dimensions, and immediately changeable if necessary. White privilege is a tactic rather than an idea, and to ask for a specific definition is to ask for something that has never been and cannot be.
  • About Gwen "Take That, Bibi" Ifill

    09/04/2015 8:30:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jay Nordlinger
    Well, I’ve said it a million times: The anchorman of CBS News should attend Democratic fundraisers (as happened). The Supreme Court reporter of the New York Times, a.k.a. the paper of record, should march in abortion-rights rallies (as happened). And PBS news figures should be open partisans. Yesterday, when Senator Barbara Mikulski declared for the Iran deal, meaning that this deal could not be blocked by the Senate, Gwen Ifill spiked the football. “Take that, Bibi,” she tweeted. Aha! Good one, Gwen! The PBS ombudsman has written about this matter disapprovingly. I’m not sure I disapprove. What I disapprove of...