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  • Meet Solyndra 2.0: This US-Taxpayer-Subsidized Spanish "Renewables" Firm Is Collapsing

    08/04/2015 9:00:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/04/2015 | Tyler Durden
    News that bonds and stocks of Abengoa SA - the Spanish renewable-energy company - plunged after a plan to shore up capital failed to reassure investors that it can stop burning cash is likely to have passed many by. But coming just one day after President Obama unleashed his Clean Power Plan, the fact that the company - that is now facing significant liquidity concerns - received over $230 million in US taxpayer subsidies in 2014 - despite two ongoing federal investigations - may raise an eyebrow or two as images of Solyndra's government-sponsored farce come to mind... as...
  • There's a Cecil the Lion Beanie Baby now

    08/04/2015 8:44:17 AM PDT · by dware · 20 replies
    Fortune ^ | 08.03.2015 | Michal Addady
    Plush toy manufacturer Ty Inc. announced Monday that it’s making a Beanie Baby to commemorate Cecil the Lion, a Southwest African Lion killed last month by American tourist Walter Palmer. The company says it will donate all profits from the new toy to the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit of University of Oxford, the organization that had been tracking Cecil since 2008.
  • New CMP video: Intact fetuses “just a matter of line items” for Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 8:40:23 AM PDT · by wildwoodla · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/4/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    As suspected, that temporary restraining order isn’t restraining Center for Medical Progress from continuing to release videos about Planned Parenthood, even if it might delay material from the National Abortion Federation. CMP just dropped a new video from its undercover investigation of the nation’s leading abortion chain, with another executive admitting that its clinicians change procedures to harvest organs and intact fetuses, from which they receive compensation.
  • Airing out Planned Parenthood’s unmentionables

    08/04/2015 8:33:07 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    The Mercury Columns ^ | 8/4/15 | Dave Neese
    You never see this:A vehicle with both an NRA bumper sticker and a Planned Parenthood bumper sticker on it. You just don’t.You’ll see the occasional car with both Eagles and Giants bumper stickers on it. Maybe even a car with both Tar Heels and Blue Devils bumper stickers. But never a car with a decal on the rear window that says “Gun Control is Hitting Your Target” along with a bumper sticker that says “I Stand With Planned Parenthood.” Not ever. You can check it out.Yet the NRA and Planned Parenthood faithful share a fundamental characteristic. Neither will yield an...
  • Senate Roll Call Vote on S1881 To Defund Planned Parenthood - How Your Senator Voted

    08/04/2015 8:30:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1881 ) Vote Number: 262 Vote Date: August 3, 2015, 05:36 PM Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected Measure Number: S. 1881 Measure Title: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Vote Counts: YEAs 53 NAYs 46 Not Voting 1 Alphabetical by Senator Name Alexander (R-TN), YeaAyotte (R-NH), YeaBaldwin (D-WI), NayBarrasso (R-WY), YeaBennet (D-CO), NayBlumenthal (D-CT), NayBlunt (R-MO), YeaBooker (D-NJ), NayBoozman (R-AR), YeaBoxer (D-CA), NayBrown (D-OH), NayBurr (R-NC), YeaCantwell (D-WA), NayCapito (R-WV), YeaCardin (D-MD), NayCarper (D-DE), NayCasey (D-PA), NayCassidy (R-LA), YeaCoats (R-IN), YeaCochran (R-MS), YeaCollins (R-ME), YeaCoons (D-DE), NayCorker (R-TN), YeaCornyn (R-TX), YeaCotton (R-AR), YeaCrapo...
  • 14 No Trump — Grading the GOP Candidates

    08/04/2015 7:57:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/04/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Something called the “Voters First Forum” was held Monday night at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, with 14, count ‘em, 14 Republican candidates doing a kinda, sorta rehearsal for Fox’s big debate on Thursday night. For that one, only the top 10 (by polling) are invited, the others being remanded to an early show that afternoon, an electoral Siberia watched primarily by baby sitters. For this one, three were MIA — Mike Huckabee (“scheduling conflict”), Jim Gilmore (“declared too late”) and Donald Trump. His Trumpesty was apparently miffed the New Hampshire Union Leader, one of the sponsors of...
  • 5 Reasons Not to Lose Heart Even Though the Planned Parenthood Defund Bill Failed

    08/04/2015 7:52:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/04/2015 | Julie Roys
    Unfortunately, a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood died today on the Senate floor. A procedural vote to advance the bill failed to get the required 60 votes needed, so the anti-life lobby won — today. Despite this setback, Christians should not despair. We may have lost this battle, but the fight is far from over. And truth is, the pro-life cause is actually faring quite well. Here are five reasons to not lose heart even after this defeat. 1. GOP Senators are Vowing to Continue the Fight and So Should We. Even though today's bill to defund Planned Parenthood failed,...
  • State police search for suspect in shooting outside concert

    08/04/2015 7:48:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | 8/4/2015 | unknown
    State police with K-9 dogs are searching the woods for a person suspected of shooting two people outside a hip-hop concert in central New Jersey. The shooting happened late Monday outside the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, causing panic among the crowd attending a show by Big Sean and J. Cole.
  • In defense of the Fox News debate format

    08/04/2015 7:47:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/04/2015 | Jason Russell
    As the first Republican presidential primary debate grows closer, critics of the Fox News debate format have only grown louder. The candidates likely to be cut out of the main debate are complaining that the format isn't inclusive enough. Others complain that the margin of error is too wide to accurately distinguish among candidates on the bubble. More critics say that using national polls to determine who the strongest candidates are unduly rewards name recognition. To amend a famous Winston Churchill quote, the Fox format is the worst debate format, except for all the others that have been proposed. Some...
  • California's Huntington Park Council Appoints 2 Undocumented Immigrants As Commissioners

    08/04/2015 7:40:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 08/04/2015
    HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA.com) — Huntington Park became the first city in California to appoint two undocumented immigrants as commissioners on city advisory boards, a lawmaker confirms. City Councilman Jhonny Pineda has picked Francisco Medina to join the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain for the parks and recreation commission. The 32-year-old lawmaker told CBSLA onlineproducer Deborah Meron that he promised voters while running for office that he would create more opportunities for undocumented residents. “Huntington Park is a city of opportunity and a city of hope for all individuals regardless of socioeconomic status, race, creed, or in this case,...
  • WSJ/NBC poll shows Hillary favorability shrinking across the board

    08/04/2015 7:35:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Democrats like to argue that demographics are destiny. If so, they’re headed for disaster, as long as Hillary Clinton remains the front-runner for the nomination. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows her favorability ratings shrinking, most significantly among two demographics considered key to Democratic turnout. The WSJ report focuses on one particular subgroup: Many Democrats have long hoped that Hillary Clinton might expand Barack Obama‘s electoral coalition by drawing in more white women voters.A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests she may have a tough time pulling it off. Mrs. Clinton is losing ground with white...
  • Netherlands abandoning multiculturalism

    08/04/2015 7:32:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/04/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Famously progressive and permissive Holland has tried multiculturalism and decided that it just doesn’t work.  In a historic reversal, the Dutch are abandoning government policies in support of multiculturalism and demanding intregration and acceptance of Dutch values from immigrants, mostly Muslims, who now constitute 6% of their population. The Gatestone Institute reports: A new integration bill (covering letter and 15-page action plan), which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads: "The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people....
  • Netherlands abandoning multiculturalism

    08/04/2015 7:32:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/4/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Famously progressive and permissive Holland has tried multiculturalism and decided that it just doesn’t work. In a historic reversal, the Dutch are abandoning government policies in support of multiculturalism and demanding intregration and acceptance of Dutch values from immigrants, mostly Muslims, who now constitute 6 percent of their population.
  • More DNA Evidence Against Human Chromosome Fusion

    08/04/2015 7:23:08 AM PDT · by fishtank · 6 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Aug. 2015 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.
    More DNA Evidence Against Human Chromosome Fusion by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * One of the most common arguments evolutionists use to promote the theory that humans evolved from an apelike ancestor is the idea of a “chromosome 2 fusion.” This story proposes that in a common ancestor shared by humans and chimps, two small chromosomes somehow fused end to end to produce human chromosome 2 (Figure 1).1 This supposedly explains the difference in chromosome numbers between humans and great apes—humans have 46 chromosomes, while great apes such as chimps, gorillas, and orangutans have 48.
  • This Housing Bubble Will End Badly, Too [And you thought 2008 was horrible]

    08/04/2015 7:15:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/04/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    People complain about high prices when they’re buying, not when they’re selling, and that’s why housing bubbles are always politically popular: The sort of people who own homes are the sort of people who vote and volunteer on political campaigns and make donations. And the fact that tax revenue tends to increase as housing prices rise doesn’t go unnoticed by the nation’s mayors and governors. Renters tend to have more sensible views — you’ll never hear a renter say, “Hey, my rent is doubling this year — that’s awesome! The economy must be doing great!” But nobody listens to them....
  • Durango (CO) says it's not a sanctuary city

    08/04/2015 7:13:35 AM PDT · by dware · 7 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 08.04.2015 | AP via KJTC8
    DURANGO, Colo.- The Durango City Council is hoping to clarify that Durango is not a sanctuary city and that it never has been, despite its listing on a website as a municipality that shelters undocumented immigrants. The Durango Herald reports the council will consider a resolution Tuesday to take an exact position on the issue.
  • Cecil was a bad boy: People Don't Talk About Other Animals Killed in Order To Feed This Lion

    08/04/2015 7:13:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/04/2015 | Richard Rahn
    “American, single-handedly, saves 600 African antelopes and 12 baby elephants — by killing a lion.” As you read the first part of the previous sentence, you most likely are thinking “this is a good guy.” But when you read the last part of the sentence — particularly if you are a cat lover — you may be thinking “this is a bad guy.” Adult lions on average eat about 15 pounds of meat a day. In the wild, they feed primarily on medium-size animals, such as antelopes and occasional baby elephants. The late Cecil the lion, killed by the American...
  • Last surviving Dambusters pilot, Les Munro, dies aged 96

    08/04/2015 7:10:59 AM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/4/2015 | Claire Phipps
    The last surviving pilot from the Dambusters raids has died at the age of 96. Les Munro died on Tuesday morning in hospital in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty in his native New Zealand. His death means there are just two survivors from the 1943 bombing raids on Germany’s Ruhr dams: George “Johnny” Johnson, from the UK, who was a bomb-aimer; and Canadian front-gunner Fred Sutherland. In a statement, the New Zealand Bomber Command Association announced the “extremely sad news”, saying: “Our New Zealand Bomber Command Association patron, and well known Dambuster pilot, Les Munro passed away last night...
  • Louis Farrakhan: If the Federal Gov’t Does Not Intercede, ‘We Must Rise Up & Kill Those Who Kill Us’

    08/04/2015 7:09:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 65 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 3, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Louis Farrakhan: If the Federal Gov’t Does Not Intercede, ‘We Must Rise Up & Kill Those Who Kill Us’ Aug. 3, 2015 5:25pm Oliver Darcy Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called late last month for black Americans to “rise up” and “kill those who kill us” if the federal government fails to “intercede in our affairs.” The call for violence came during a July 30 speech the radical leader delivered at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Miami. “The Koran teaches persecution is worse than slaughter. Then it says, retaliation is prescribed in matters of the slain. Retaliation is a...
  • Obama's New EPA Rules: A Green Assault On Red States

    08/04/2015 7:08:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    IBD ^ | 08/04/2015
    When candidate Barack Obama boasted back in 2008 that his radical climate change policies would "bankrupt" coal-fired power plants, he was for once telling the wretched truth. On Monday Mr. Obama accelerated the timetable in his war on coal, with new EPA regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 32% below 2005 levels by 2030. The White House openly admits that the goal is to use much less coal and force utilities to consume far costlier and less reliable "renewable" electric power. Whether these feel-good regulations imposed on America's domestic industries will impact global carbon emissions and climate...
  • Trump: Shut Down the Government Over Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 7:05:00 AM PDT · by LS · 105 replies
    Twitter: @TheHill ^ | 8/4/2015 | The Hill
    Donald Trump says that he supports shutting down the government to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of a series of controversial undercover videos of organization officials. The Republican presidential contender was asked on The Hugh Hewitt show Monday night if he supported the move. "Well I can tell you this: I would," Trump replied. Planned Parenthood has been under attack from Republicans over videos that show officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue for medical research. The pro-abortion rights group argues the videos have been heavily edited and are misleading, and that it only accepts compensation to cover expenses....
  • Legal and Academic Equality Nonsense

    08/04/2015 6:41:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Walter Williams
    The left's fruitless obsession with eliminating "racial disparities." A particular act or policy might not have a discriminatory intent, but that doesn't let you off the hook. If it has a disproportionately negative impact on so-called protected classes, it is said to have a disparate impact and risks being prohibited by law. The uninformed assumption made by judges, lawyers and academics is that but for the fact of racial and sex discrimination, we all would be distributed across occupations, educational backgrounds and other socio-economic characteristics according to our percentages in the population. Such a vision is absolute nonsense. There is...
  • U.S. Pays Black Comedian to Deliver Anti-White Racist Tirade at Fed Agency

    08/04/2015 6:34:19 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    JudicialWatch ^ | AUGUST 03, 2015
    The U.S. government paid a controversial civil rights activist/comedian to deliver an anti-white racist tirade at a major federal agency during Black History month and Judicial Watch has obtained the disturbing transcript of the offensive political rant.
  • Baby-parts judge fears 'violence' – against abortionists

    08/04/2015 6:06:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/4/2015 | Bob Unruh
    The beleaguered abortion industry got some help Monday in its fight to prevent the release of sensational undercover videos – one of which may include evidence of infants born alive and then killed – from a California judge who ruled he was extending his order prohibiting public release of certain video evidence by the Center for Medical Progress. The order came from Judge William H. Orrick, who was nominated to his post by President Obama and has strong financial links to him, having been both a major donor and bundler for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Orrick raised at least $200,000...
  • Officer in Kentucky sued over handcuffed kids

    08/04/2015 6:04:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    WWMT-TV ^ | 8/4/15
    The ACLU is getting involved after a sheriff's deputy in Kentucky was caught on camera handcuffing a child. Deputy: "You can do what we've asked you to, or you can suffer the consequences." Child: "Ow, that hurts." Deputy: "Now sit down in the chair like I've asked you to." The adult is School Resource Officer Kevin Sumner. You can see him placing handcuffs on the biceps of an eight-year-old boy.
  • Liberalism Has Gone Beyond “Mainstreaming Dumb” To “Mainstreaming Crazy”

    08/04/2015 6:01:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | John Hawkins
    If every conservative and moderate in America disappeared tomorrow, liberals would party like they won the Super Bowl. Five years later, the entire economy would collapse; Cuba, Mexico and Canada would be occupying parts of the United States and President Bernie Sanders would be encouraging people to burn down the remaining businesses that hadn’t gone under to protest unemployment. They’re pursuing both spending and immigration policies that could fairly be called suicidal for America. On the international scene, Obama has managed to restart the Cold War with Russia, throw away two wars Bush had already won in Afghanistan and Iraq...
  • TCU student punished for criticizing Islam, Baltimore riots

    08/04/2015 5:42:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-4-15 | Todd Starnes
    All it took was 140 characters for Texas Christian University to suspend a conservative student who posted a series of social networking posts that insulted the Islamic State, the Baltimore rioters and Mexicans. TCU banned Harry Vincent from most campus activities, ordered him to perform 60 hours of community service and attend a diversity training class. The 19-year-old, who is a member of the College Republicans and the Young Americans for Freedom, said he was told by the university that his conservative views were “inappropriate.”
  • Israel wrecked my home. Now it wants my land.

    08/04/2015 5:36:43 AM PDT · by A Vaster RightWing Conspirator · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Nureddin Amro
    Many people know that more than 600 Palestinian villages were depopulated in the years during and after Israel’s founding and that most of them were demolished. Some people also know that tens of thousands of structures have been torn down by Israel since the 1967 war, some 500 homes in East Jerusalem alone since 2004. Fewer know that there are more than 11,000 open demolition orders against Palestinian structures just in Area C of the West Bank. This means that Israel can raze them at any moment, without further warning; Palestinians in those homes live in constant fear. There are...
  • IRS commissioner promises not to revoke tax-exempt status of colleges that oppose gay marriage

    08/04/2015 3:35:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/3/15 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    After the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, religious leaders feared that religious universities, nonprofits and other institutions could lose their tax-exempt status. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has promised the Senate Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee that his agency would not go after the tax-exempt status of religious colleges and universities that oppose gay marriage. During a hearing Wednesday conducted by the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) asked Koskinen whether the IRS would “not, in the absence of a directive by Congress or by the courts,” take action to remove religious schools’...
  • DO WE NEED THE RIGHT LEADERS, OR THE RIGHT PEOPLE?

    08/04/2015 3:28:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Most of the Republicans attacking Donald Trump are missing the real significance of the Donald and his popularity. A lot of Republicans and independents don’t like establishment Republicans. They see them as an entitled elite that talks big but then compromises their principles in order to serve the interests of big business and to get along with their fellow social elites in the other party. They look at a Republican Congress’s record so far and see very little legislative pushback against an arrogant, lawless Progressive administration under which the federal Leviathan has waxed ever fatter and more intrusive.
  • The Right Way to Deal with Hypocrisy in the Church

    08/04/2015 3:14:17 AM PDT · by rhema · 17 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 3, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Without a doubt, we — the church and its congregants — have hurt our witness to the world with our hypocrisy, thereby undercutting our moral and spiritual authority. Why should people listen to us if we preach one thing and do another? How can we expose sin in the society when we’re practicing sin in the church? On what basis can we speak out against same-sex “marriage” when we’ve allowed our own marriages to go to pot? The pedophile priest scandal in the Catholic Church not only inflicted terrible suffering on the boys who were abused, but it also terribly...
  • Police: Tourist from Texas took loaded guns to 9/11 memorial

    08/04/2015 2:56:17 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    MySanAntonio ^ | August 3, 2015
    NEW YORK (AP) — A tourist from Texas was arrested over the weekend on charges she was packing two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, authorities said Monday. According to a criminal complaint, Elizabeth Enderli was visiting the site Saturday when she informed a police officer she had the weapons in her backpack. She was charged with criminal possession of a weapon before being released Sunday.
  • Should we take Trump seriously?

    08/03/2015 11:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Delaware Gazette ^ | August 4, 2015 | Gary Abernathy
    Is Donald Trump the real deal, or will his presidential quest end up more like that of Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan? My guess is that by the end of the day, The Donald will be a footnote in the 2016 presidential race, done in by his own hubris or some long-buried scandal that you know the national media is working furiously to uncover (or invent). But until that day comes, he certainly is entertaining, and in many ways even refreshing. The refreshing part about Trump is his completely unscripted answers to reporters’ questions. In the business of politics, the...
  • Mothers of slain Santa Cruz girl, defendant share their pain

    08/03/2015 7:53:57 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 3, 2015 | Connor Radnovich
    Laura Jordan recalls the scene vividly. It was only hours after 15-year-old Adrian Jerry Gonzalez made his first court appearance in the slaying of 8-year-old Madyson “Maddy” Jordan Middleton, Jordan’s daughter. Jordan heard crying near the memorial for her daughter at the Tannery Arts Center courtyard. There, in front of dozens of bouquets, loving cards, stuffed animals and candles, she saw Reggie Factor, Gonzalez’s mother, on her knees, inconsolable. Factor wailed, cried to God and screamed that her son was a bad boy, a terrible boy, Jordan said. Why hadn’t anyone told her? How could she not have known?
  • Manhunt For N.J. Priest Accused Of Raping Teen, Then Hiding In Plain Sight

    08/03/2015 7:19:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Patch ^ | July 30, 2015 | Tom Davis
    In 2008, unbeknownst to authorities in New Jersey, the priest took a job as a high school teacher after disappearing for several years.Law enforcement is still looking for information regarding the whereabouts of a New Jersey priest who has been allegedly hiding in plain sight since he was accused of raping a 15-year-old boy more than a decade ago. The Archdiocese of Newark said Manuel Gallo Espinoza, 51, who served as a visiting priest in New Jersey, apparently fled to his native Ecuador after he was suspended him from ministry - but has re-emerged in the United State since then,...
  • Police Arrest New Jersey Scoutmaster, 68, for Alleged Child Sex Abuse

    08/03/2015 7:14:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    WCAU ^ | 7/30/15 | Zack Becker
    A 68-year-old man who worked as an assistant scoutmaster of a New Jersey boy scout troop has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing children, according to the Cape May City Police Department.Frank L. "Sandy" Thomson, of Cape May City, was an assistant scoutmaster with a Boy Scout Troop in West Cape May at the time of his arrest. Thompson was also serving as the treasurer at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Cape May. Thomson is charged with aggravated sexual contact, luring/enticing a child and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. On July 16, a tipster called the...
  • Man claimed he rammed St. Louis police car 'for the black people,' charges say

    08/03/2015 6:57:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 8/3/15 | Joel Currier
    A Bellefontaine Neighbors man was charged Sunday with ramming a St. Louis squad car and injuring two city officers on Friday night. Kevin Labriado, 48, of the 1500 block of Comet Drive, was charged Sunday with two counts of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and child endangerment. (snip) Labriado tried to drive off but struck a city fire hydrant, court records say. Police grabbed him, and as they were arresting him, Labriado yelled several times that "This is for the black people!" Several other people were in the car with Labriado at the time, including his 5-year-old daughter,...
  • Report cites 'Latinization of U.S.,' warns of 'backlash' against whites

    08/03/2015 6:44:48 PM PDT · by Mariner · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 3rd, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    A study of the growing Hispanic immigrant population declares that the country is on the verge of the "Latinization of the United States," a "browning of America" that by 2050 will be 29 percent Latino — and politically influential. Published in the authoritative journal "Ethnicities," the immigration analysis by two California experts noted that while big states such as California and Florida are home to most Hispanics, there has been a recent growth surge exceeding 300 percent of mostly Mexicans to Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina and Arkansas. The analysis is focused on how to economically handle the surge...
  • Planned Parenthood Survives Abortion in Senate

    08/03/2015 6:40:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    Planned Parenthood survived a procedural vote Monday in the U.S. Senate on a bill to defund the organization, after a series of undercover videos emerged to suggest that the organization may have been willing to sell fetal organs from late-term abortions to tissue companies. The vote for cloture was 53-46, meaning that it fell well shy of the 60 votes needed to end debate and proceed to a vote. The vote was largely along partisan lines, with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) 28% crossing over to vote with Democrats, and Sens. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) 7% and Joe Manchin (D-WV) voting...
  • 'Too many white people' in Pittsburgh?

    08/03/2015 6:17:58 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 51 replies
    TRIBLIVE ^ | Saturday, July 25, 2015, 9:00 p.m. | By Colin McNickle
    Did you know that there are too many white people in Pittsburgh? That's what the deputy director of the Allegheny County Department of Health's Bureau of Public Policy and Community Relations told NEXTPittsburgh.com. “My two main gripes (about Pittsburgh) are: too many white people and not enough public transportation,” Abby Wilson is quoted as saying in a July 20 profile written by Gina Mazza. Ms. Wilson also cited Pittsburgh's “homogeneity and provincialism that accompany working here.” Wilson's comments were part of Ms. Mazza's profile of “four movers and shakers who have recently returned to Pittsburgh” on a site that touts...
  • Trump: Harvard students 'fraudsters and liars'

    08/03/2015 5:51:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/15
    The Trump campaign is hitting back at the Harvard students who pulled an elaborate prank on the Republican presidential candidate, convincing him that he had been endorsed by the school’s student paper. “The students who perpetrated this are fraudsters and liars, but frankly it was a waste of only a few minutes,” Donald Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Hill. Trump was tricked by members of The Harvard Lampoon masquerading as Harvard Crimson staffers into a photo op, under the guise that he was being endorsed by the paper. In reality, the endorsement was part of an ongoing prank war...
  • Cecil Speaks from the Grave; Obama’s Praise for Lion Hunting -- and Other Animal Rights Hysteria

    08/03/2015 5:49:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: "An American animal psychic claims that Cecil the Lion has spoken to her and given instructions on how to deal with his death." This is in the UK Daily Mail. "Cecil, a 13-year-old lion in Zimbabwe who was killed by a hunter in early July, apparently moved self-proclaimed 'animal communicator' Karen Anderson to tears with his message. Anderson posted on her Facebook that she 'wanted to let him know how loved and honored he is' when she made contact with the protected animal whose death has caused outrage towards Minnesota dentist and hunter Walter Palmer. "'Let not the actions...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado ~ 4 AUG 2015

    08/03/2015 5:45:16 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 66 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado Buckley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in Aurora, Colorado, that was established by the U.S. Army in 1943. The base was named in honor of World War I Army pilot First Lieutenant John Harold Buckley. Buckley Air Force Base is an Air Force Space Command base that serves more than 92,000 active duty, National Guard, Reserve and retired personnel throughout the Front Range community. The host unit is the 460th Space Wing. Buckley AFB has air operations, space-based missile warning capabilities,...
  • Racketeering suit is filed against anti-abortion group that released undercover videos

    08/03/2015 5:43:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The ABA Journal ^ | August 3, 2015 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    The National Abortion Federation filed a federal racketeering suit on Friday against the anti-abortion group that released undercover videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss the sale of fetal tissue and abortion methods. The July 31 suit (PDF) says the anti-abortion group, the Center for Medical Progress, created a fake company called Biomax Procurement Services to obtain an exhibitors booth at national conferences of the National Abortion Federation, report the Los Angeles Times and the Recorder (sub. req.). According to the suit, activists posing as company operatives signed nondisclosure agreements barring them from making recordings at the conferences and from...
  • Poll: ObamaCare enrollees less satisfied with insurance plans

    08/03/2015 4:18:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2015 | By Peter Sullivan
    ObamaCare enrollees are less satisfied with their plans than people with other types of health insurance, according to a new poll. The poll from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, the research arm of the consulting firm, finds that 30 percent of people with insurance through ObamaCare’s marketplaces are satisfied with their plans. That compares with 42 percent satisfaction from people with employer-sponsored plans, 48 percent with Medicaid and 58 percent with Medicare. Cost is the most common reason cited for the dissatisfaction with ObamaCare.
  • Can Sarah Palin sell Donald Trump to ‘Joe Six-Pack’?

    08/03/2015 4:02:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 3, 2015 | Daniel Strauss
    <p>Smart politics is behind the alliance of the GOP’s two leading bomb-throwers.</p> <p>To many Republican presidential contenders, Sarah Palin is a skunk at the party, someone to be handled gingerly and kept at arm’s length.</p> <p>To Donald Trump, she is Cabinet material, “a special person,” and a worthy presidential contender in her own right.</p>
  • Planned Parenthood Defund Bill Fails in Senate; Democrats Claim Baby Parts Aid Women's Health

    08/03/2015 3:19:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The U.S. Senate has rejected a bill to defund Planned Parenthood and transfer its estimated $500 million in federal funds to other women's health sources. Senate Bill 1881 failed to get the 60 votes required to have debate closed and a vote on the proposed legislation granted, with the results largely falling along party lines. Introduced by Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, S. 1881 called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood and placing it in other sources for women's health. "All funds no longer available to Planned Parenthood will continue to be made available to other eligible entities to provide women's...
  • As Dem Rep. Grayson runs for Senate seat, girlfriend reportedly runs for his

    08/03/2015 3:18:15 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2015
    Outspoken Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is leaving behind his House seat to run for one in the Senate, and his girlfriend reportedly is eyeing his old job. Ninth District Rep. Alan Grayson and Dr. Dena Minning have been dating for months, according to reports in Politico, the Orlando Sentinel and elsewhere. Shortly after Grayson announced his 2016 Senate bid a month ago, Minning filed paperwork with the FEC to run for his House seat. The development adds one more wrinkle to Grayson’s campaign storyline. Grayson, perhaps best known as the congressman who accused anti-ObamaCare Republicans of wanting people to...
  • White House aide to replace Foxman at ADL

    08/03/2015 3:10:22 PM PDT · by Stepan12 · 9 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | November 7, 2014 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Jonathan Greenblatt, a White House aide, has been selected to replace Abe Foxman as national director of the ADL. The Anti-Defamation League has announced that Jonathan Greenblatt, a special assistant to President Obama, will succeed Abraham Foxman who is stepping down as the ADL’s national director this coming July. “The unanimous choice of the 16-member succession committee is Jonathan A. Greenblatt, a social entrepreneur, government official and corporate executive with extensive experience in building socially conscious businesses and creating innovative public-private partnerships,” noted the ADL’s press release, issued on Thursday, Nov. 6. Greenblatt, 43, has been the director of the...
  • Who Could Dethrone Teflon Trump?

    08/03/2015 3:06:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 3, 2015 | Roger L. Simon
    As I looked at the data from the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, I wondered who on the list could actually dethrone surging frontrunner Donald Trump (other than Donald himself, of course) at the debate on August 6 or even afterwards. Yes, I am aware how early it is and that Herman Cain was leading the pack at this point in the 2012 election. Nevertheless, I think we can stipulate the Trump phenomenon is considerably more significant. Something important is going on here. Who Could Dethrone Teflon Trump? by Roger L Simon AUGUST 3, 2015 - 3:53 AM (288)(10) As...