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  • Gay Couple Quickly Granted Marriage License After Lawsuit By

    07/07/2015 1:24:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Monday, Jul 6, 2015 | David Warren, Jocelyn Lockwood
    A gay couple was granted a marriage license Monday shortly after filing a federal lawsuit against a county clerk in North Texas who cited religious opposition when denying them a license last week. Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton filed the lawsuit Monday morning against Hood County Clerk Katie Lang. The men said they were repeatedly turned away when trying to obtain a license last week in Granbury, the county seat, following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide. The men were quickly granted a license and "are delighted" that they can get married in their home county,...
  • The GOP’s Snake Oil Salesmen

    07/07/2015 12:38:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 6, 2015 | Noah Rothman, Asst. Online Editor & former Opie & Anthony Show intern
    Amid a truly devastating period for conservative culture warriors, the New York Times columnist Ross Douthat observed last week that those who consider themselves allies of the social conservative movement so often do it a disservice. “Politicians who stand with them on policy mislead them on politics,” he observed. The events that occurred following this remark proved Douthat prescient. Prisoners as they are of the news cycle, Republicans in the political consulting class have taken to rending garments over the reality television star Donald Trump’s alleged entry into the presidential race (a complete financial disclosure must be filed in 10...
  • Mundelein Mayor Defends Controversial Remarks on Gay Marriage

    07/06/2015 11:19:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz on Monday defended widely criticized comments he made about the legalization of gay marriage and other societal issues during an Independence Day speech. "If people are curious about what I said, go listen to it," Lentz said of the 11-minute speech, which can be found on YouTube and Facebook. play video video Lentz July 4 speech Near the midpoint of his remarks Saturday morning at the village's Fort Hill Heritage Center, Lentz said he wanted to "address the elephant in the room" and started talking about the Supreme Court's recent ruling on marriage equality. He called...
  • Mayor Ed Lee Chimes in on Pier 14 Murder, Backs San Francisco's Sanctuary Policy

    07/06/2015 10:17:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KNTV-TV / The Associated Press ^ | July 6, 2015 | Rhea Mahbubani
    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is the latest to weigh in on the immigration debate centered around Kathryn Steinle’s fatal shooting at Pier 14. In a statement released Monday, Lee described feeling "deeply saddened" by the "tragic and senseless death," adding that his "thoughts and prayers" are with the 32-year-old Pleasanton woman's family. "I have spoken with Kathryn’s family, and they would like everyone to remember their daughter for the wonderful person that she was," he said....
  • Low Turnout Marks Anti-Gay Demonstration in Kenya

    07/06/2015 10:14:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    kswo ^ | 7/6
    <p>A demonstration against homosexuality in Kenya fizzled Monday after attracting only a handful of protesters.</p> <p>The demonstration by about 35 people was called by the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya and timed to coincide with the visit later this month of U.S. President Barack Obama. The group is calling on Obama not to advocate for gay rights during his visit to Africa July 24-28.</p>
  • What Clarence Thomas Can (Still) Teach George ‘Sulu’ Takei

    07/06/2015 10:08:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    SNIP That Takei’s first instinct was to deny the blackness of Clarence Thomas tells us much about the rancid racial essentialism of the left, which can’t get its head around minorities stepping out of ideological line. That aside, the left’s freak-out is so remarkable since what Thomas wrote represents American Founding 101. Where did Thomas get this outlandish notion of rights and dignity that exist prior to government? SNIP
  • This Hollywood Conservative Just Slapped Down The PC Left With An Epic Confederate Flag Rant

    07/06/2015 9:04:51 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 16 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    As Western Journalism reported last week, pro golfer and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson has vowed to remove the image of the Confederate flag from the classic General Lee car he bought after the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard ceased production. Watson has said he’ll replace the Confederate flag atop the iconic Dodge Charger with an American flag — a move that drew a fair amount of criticism on social media from folks who believe the golfer caved to the PC purge some argue is now in full force. The cable network TV Land has also shown its PC...
  • St. Pope John Paul II & Pope Benedict on Gay Marriage: ‘Clear And Emphatic Opposition Is A Duty’

    07/06/2015 8:25:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 6, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    St. Pope John Paul II & Pope Benedict on Gay Marriage: ‘Clear And Emphatic Opposition Is A Duty’ By Michael W. Chapman | July 6, 2015 (CNSNews.com) -- All Catholics are “obliged to oppose the legal recognition of homosexual unions” and where such unions are given the legal status and rights that belong to marriage, “clear and emphatic opposition is a duty,” said St. Pope John Paul II in a 2003 letter issued by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the current Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. In addition to Catholics in general having a duty to clearly oppose homosexual marriage, a Catholic politician...
  • Scott Walker’s Wife: One More Reason For SoCons To Worry?

    07/06/2015 7:57:16 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 6, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    Behind every great man, there’s an incredibly astonished woman. And if you’re a Republican politician, the odds are pretty good she’s not on board with everything in your agenda. Along those lines, social conservatives have a new reason to worry about Scott Walker: Tonette Walker. In an interview with the Washington Post, Wisconsin’s first lady publicly distanced herself from her husband over the issue of gay marriage. What is more, it’s clear that Scott Walker’s views are out of step with his entire family on the issue.
  • A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO “DIGNITY” [More Liberal PC Garbage Alert]

    07/06/2015 7:29:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 7/6/15 | Elizabeth Price Foley
    A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO “DIGNITY”: Jonathan Turley has an intriguing oped in the Washington Post, discussing why Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion in the same-sex marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges, may portend a much broader and more nefarious right to “dignity”: In reality, he has been building to this moment for years, culminating in what might now be called a right to dignity. In his 1992 Casey decision, he upheldRoe v. Wade on the basis of “personal dignity and autonomy [that] are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.” Kennedy wove this concept of protected dignity through a series...
  • Lethargic Politico Labor Reporter Demands Union Shop

    07/06/2015 7:22:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 6, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    To the barricades! Or rather, to the virtual barricades since that requires much less effort. And in the case of lethargic Politico labor reporter the less real effort the better since according to his "work" schedule, Elk has produced only five Politico stories in fourteen weeks with absolutely no work performed by him in over five months.Ironically, Elk is now the one demanding that Politico be unionized. Um, before you advocate for "workers' rights" don't you have to at least do a little work? The most work that Elk has actually done in over five months was producing a semi-literate...
  • A gay Jewish president? Dreaming big, post-Supreme Court decision [Barf Alert]

    07/06/2015 6:53:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/6/15 | Brian Schaefer
    During Pride festivities in the United States last weekend, tears flowed as freely as the celebratory libations, and pure joy mixed with utter disbelief following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country – an accomplishment that seemed preposterous only a few years ago. The victory, of course, derives from decades of struggle and strategy, pain and persistence.“As a marriage equality activist since the 1980s, I prayed and worked to see this day,” said Rabbi Denise Eger, the founding rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood, California, and the newly appointed, first openly gay president of...
  • S.F. drug warrant helped accused killer stay in U.S.

    07/06/2015 6:51:33 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, July 6, 2015 | Evan Sernoffsky, Vivian Ho and Jaxon Van Derbeken
    A 20-year-old warrant for marijuana dealing in San Francisco turned into a ticket to freedom for Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man accused of shooting and killing a stranger who was walking on a waterfront pier. Whether he should have gotten that ticket remained a source of debate — and confusion — on Monday, in the aftermath of Wednesday’s slaying of Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14.
  • Chicago cops give wide berth to pot-smoking Deadheads

    07/06/2015 6:39:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7/6/15 | FRANK MAIN AND FRAN SPIELMAN
    On Chicago’s lakefront bike path, across the lawns of the museum campus and in the stands of Soldier Field, Grateful Dead fans toasted to the band’s farewell tour this weekend by lighting up. A pungent fog of marijuana smoke wafted throughout the arena packed with 70,000 Deadheads over three straight nights of concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. But almost none of those fans needed to fear any repercussions for breaking the city’s ordinances prohibiting public weed consumption. Chicago Police officers made only one arrest for possession of cannabis on Friday and wrote only two possession of cannabis tickets Sunday...
  • Gay rights advocates decry Virginia House GOP's religious freedom agenda

    07/06/2015 6:38:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Democratic lawmakers and gay rights advocates on Monday fired back at Republican leaders in the House of Delegates for wanting to make religious freedom legislation — which they see as discriminatory against same-sex couples — a top priority in the 2016 General Assembly session. “While Virginia Democrats are focused on creating jobs, Republicans have admitted that their top legislative priority is discriminating against people,”said Democratic Party of Virginia chairwoman Susan Swecker. “Focusing on Indiana-style discrimination laws instead of growing our economy is irresponsible, dangerous and hopelessly out of touch.” While Republicans say they will abide by the recent historic U.S....
  • YouTube Removes Christian Movie Trailer About Homosexuality ["Commercially deceptive content"]

    07/06/2015 6:24:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/6/15 | Trey Sanchez
    Evangelist Ray Comfort has many video clips on YouTube showcasing his trademark style of sharing the Gospel with strangers on the street. But Comfort's latest project, a scripted film about the biblical view of homosexuality titled Audacity, has been removed from YouTube because of violations. Over 130,000 people have viewed the trailer, but anyone visiting today will see the following message displayed: This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content. Comfort told The Blaze that he believes someone at YouTube did not like the content of the video and pulled...
  • Michigan Woman Frisked, Jailed, For Not Renewing Dog License

    07/06/2015 6:15:53 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | July 6, 2015
    Michigan woman heads to court Tuesday after being arrested for failing to renew her dog’s license. Becky Rehr says she drove to the Kalamazoo County sheriff’s office June 23 to prove that she’s recently renewed the license for the family’s 11-year-old dog, Dexter. Rehr’s 14-year-old daughter waited in the car as her mother was arrested, fingerprinted and held for three hours, The Kalamazoo Gazette said.
  • How gay marriage paves the way for legal polygamy

    07/06/2015 6:15:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Week ^ | July 6, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The Supreme Court's landmark decision that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right brought out an avalanche of commentary about the possibility of polygamy. Indeed, a Montana threesome is already suing for the right to marry. This shouldn't be surprising. But what is surprising is just how weak the arguments against legal polygamy are. They rely on class and religious prejudices, as well as on rationales that were deemed illegitimate when launched at same-sex couples. Jonathan Rauch, who did more than almost anyone else to mainstream the cause of same-sex marriage, finds the argument for polygamy an unfortunate distraction. Rauch's main...
  • TRUMP AND THE GOP BORDER WAR

    07/06/2015 6:01:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 7-6-15 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    In the 2016 race, June belonged to two outsiders who could not be more dissimilar. Bernie Sanders is a socialist senator from Vermont and Donald Trump a celebrity capitalist and legendary entrepreneur and builder. What do they have in common? Both have tapped into what the bases of their respective parties believe is wrong with America. Bernie is the Willie Nelson of national politics, a leftist voice of a working class whose jobs and factories have been exported and whose wages have stagnated as banksters and the Davos-Doha crowd amass mammoth fortunes by playing games of three-dimensional Monopoly. The 73-year-old...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: United States Air Force Academy, Colorado ~ 07 JULY 2015

    07/06/2015 5:59:57 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Air Force Academy, ColoradoThe United States Air Force Academy is a military academy for officer candidates for the United States Air Force. Its campus is located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The Academy's stated mission is "to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. Candidates for admission are judged on their academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, athletics and character. To gain admission, candidates must also...
  • Jorge Ramos goes one-on-one with Ted Cruz

    07/06/2015 5:36:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 07/02/2015
    Jorge Ramos is a journalist and author. Born in Mexico, he is a naturalized American citizen, based in Miami, Florida. He anchors the Univision news television program , Noticiero Univision; hosts the Univision Sunday-morning, political news program, Al Punto; and hosts the Fusion TV English-language program, America with Jorge Ramos. In this video, Ramos goes head to head with Ted Cruz on topics as diverse as gay marriage, immigration and others. You will notice he is quite hostile to Cruz and tries to talk over him, but you will also notice how calm and collected Cruz is, showing himself to...
  • It's time for this to change [email from the lying narcissist hisself]

    07/06/2015 5:34:41 PM PDT · by upchuck · 9 replies
    email | July 6, 2015 | BO
    When a working parent needs to put in more than 40 hours a week, that time can be measured in family dinners, tee-ball games, and ballet recitals missed -- and too often, that worker isn't even being paid fairly for the extra work. Last year, only 12% of salaried workers were eligible for overtime under current rules -- rules rooted in the 1930s. It's time for that to change. That's why I'm moving to update them for our modern economy, and right now, you have a chance to speak up in support. Over six years and 64 consecutive months of...
  • Obama administration likely to block new Redskins stadium

    07/06/2015 5:32:50 PM PDT · by dennisw · 32 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/01/15 | By Timothy Cama
    The Obama administration will likely block Washington, D.C., authorities from building a new stadium for the NFL's Washington Redskins because of objections to the team’s name. The National Park Service (NPS) owns the land under the 54-year-old Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, a venue two miles east of the Capitol that hosted the Redskins from 1961 to 1996. Some city leaders want to demolish the current stadium and build a new one to lure the football team back from suburban Maryland. But Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, whose department includes the NPS, told D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser in April that, unless...
  • Only 24% of Americans Believe News Media Tries to be Unbiased

    07/06/2015 5:25:40 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 6, 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Less than a quarter of all Americans – 24 percent – believe that the news media try to report without bias, according to The Newseum Institute’s annual national survey on public attitudes about the First Amendment. The survey asked if respondents agreed with this statement: "Overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias." Twenty-four percents said they agreed with this and 70 percent said they disagreed. “The 24% who now say the media try to report news without bias is the lowest since we began asking this question in 2004,” the institute reports in its 2015 State...
  • Border Force: what is it, and why do we need it? (Australia's new border security agency)

    07/06/2015 5:22:16 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 6th July 2015
    AUSTRALIANS leaving for holidays at the weekend will have noticed new signage at airport departure terminals announcing a new force watching us. Even the plastic tape marking queue lines to official counters proclaimed this new instrument of regulation and policing: Border Force. However, few of those travellers would have noticed anything else different, even though this agency is one of the most powerful in the country and one of the most important politically for the Abbott Government. It is another element of its promise to voters to “stop the boats”. The new body essentially combined the frontline functions of Customs...
  • Jonathan Cahn: 'End of Christian America' is here

    07/06/2015 5:20:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 5 July 15 | Leo Hohmann
    Jonathan Cahn, the Bible teacher and author who started warning nine years ago that America was facing the judgment of God if it did not reject secularism and return to its Judeo-Christian roots, says the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states marks the formal end to Christian America. Barring a “miracle of God,” the die has been cast, said the author of “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah.” Cahn, speaking at the annual Messiah Conference at Messiah College in Pennsylvania on America’s Independence Day, said the U.S. and the world...
  • Minimum wage advocates struggle to walk the talk: Editorial (Oregonian stumbles into truth!)

    07/06/2015 5:05:21 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 07/06/2015 | Oregonian
    . . . . Consider what happened in Los Angeles. Last month, the city council approved a five-year plan to boost the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Late in the campaign for that increase, labor unions, which had led the push for a higher wage, made a surprising request: They wanted collectively bargained contracts to be exempt from the new standard. The mayor said no, but some other cities have such exemptions and the issue is unlikely to go away in Los Angeles. The unions' request reflects realities of both economics and politics. Politically, the $15 wage push is,...
  • Marco Rubio Hammers NY Times for Claiming He's Cuba's 'Least Favorite Son'

    07/06/2015 5:00:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 6, 2015 | Randy Hall
    On Monday, soon after the New York Times slammed Florida senator Marco Rubio as Cuba's “least favorite son,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate fired back, accusing reporter Jason Horowitz of using the “Castro regime's propaganda” in his article, which was entitled “Marco Rubio Is Hardly a Hero in Cuba. He Likes That.” In a Twitter message, Rubio asserted that the newspaper was following up its “scoops” attacking him for getting 17 speeding tickets -- most of which were actually received by his wife – and its article accusing him of owning “a luxury speedboat” that is only one-third as long...
  • AP Admits: Obamacare Is a Likely Factor in 'Increasing Part-Time Employment'

    07/06/2015 4:32:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 6, 2015 | By Tom Blumer
    Though the Associated Press is now basically admitting it, we all knew it. Obamacare's 30-hours-per-week definition of a "full-time employee" for employer health insurance coverage purposes has been responsible for one of the fundamentally negative changes in the American workforce — a noticeable move away from full-time to part-time employment. In a report with a current Saturday morning time stamp at the AP's national web site which originally went up on Friday, the wire service's Christopher Rugaber and Josh Boak covered the "new normal" in the job market. This writeup will receive yours truly's fuller attention later. But for now,...
  • Exclusive-Ann Coulter: Mitt Romney Shouldn't Attack Trump (Shorten)

    07/06/2015 4:28:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Now 11-time New York Times bestselling Ann Coulter is calling out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for attacking Donald Trump over immigration. She even flipped Romney’s criticism back in Romney’s face. Appearing on Sirius XM Patriot’s The Mike Church Show while this reporter guest hosted on Monday morning, Coulter called all the establishment Republicans in the 2016 field a “bunch of pussies.”
  • San Francisco Sheriff: Sanctuary City Policy "Makes Us Safer"(BARF Alert)

    07/06/2015 3:30:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    San Francisco City and County Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi argued that San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy “makes us safer” on Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead.”
  • ESPN Pulls Event From Donald Trump Golf Course

    07/06/2015 3:18:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Breitbart News
    ESPN has become the latest corporate entity jump on the pig-pile on Donald Trump.
  • Trump on Criminal Illegals: ‘Both Sides Need to Grow Up and Put America’s Interests First’

    07/06/2015 3:05:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Alexander Marlow
    Univision and NBC may claim to be distancing themselves from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump over his recently stated opposition to criminal illegal aliens, but Trump’s strong stance against criminal illegals has been well established for years and buttressed by governmental data.In his 2011 bestselling book, Time to Get Tough, Trump held both Republicans and Democrats responsible for the nation’s failed immigration policies and cited Government Accountability Office (GAO) data revealing the economic costs the nation’s 351,000 criminal aliens imposed on U.S. taxpayers at the time. “Both sides need to grow up and put America’s interests first—and that means doing...
  • Black youths mock bloodied white victim [Luke 17 - Days of Noah]

    07/06/2015 3:04:24 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/6/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    A video on Facebook of a bloody-faced white male – the purported target of an attack by a black mob in Fountain Square in Cincinnati – is making the media waves, and what’s even more shocking than the condition of the victim is the background laughter. The man was beaten into unconsciousness after a hip-hop concert on the Fourth of July. The video shows a crowd of mostly black people gathering around the white man as he lay unconscious on the sidewalk. People in the background scream and laugh at his bloody face. Two officers were injured during the attack,...
  • Washington Post: Voters are shifting to Democrats, flashing a warning for Republicans

    07/06/2015 3:01:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/06/2015 | Dan Balz
    The Gallup organization reported its latest findings on party identification late last week, and the report contained good news for the Democrats and a flashing yellow for Republicans. The Democrats “have regained an advantage” over the GOP in party affiliation, Gallup’s Jeffrey M. Jones wrote in an accompanying analysis. Republicans, he added, “have seemingly lost the momentum they had going into last fall’s elections.” The current numbers don’t mean Republicans can’t win the White House in 2016. The Democrats’ advantage is not as large as at other points in the past, for example. But the findings add to a series...
  • EU to push for same sex marriages to be accepted across continent

    07/06/2015 2:59:14 PM PDT · by Salman · 13 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 30 Jun 2015 | Matthew Holehouse
    Same sex marriage should be legal across Europe, a senior EU official has said, as he gave his backing to campaigners who argue that unions should be recognised under freedom of movement rules. Frans Timmermans, the vice president of the European Commission, said it was a "disgrace" that some European countries do not recognise same-sex partnerships formed elsewhere in the union. The Commission, the executive arm of the EU, should lobby for same-sex marriages across the 28-nation bloc, he said. It follows calls from campaigners for same-sex relationships to be enshrined under EU freedom of movement rules. ...
  • Sowell: A Legacy of Cliches

    07/06/2015 2:56:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 7, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliche of "a legacy of slavery." But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about — whether fatherless children, crime or whatever — is in fact a legacy of slavery or of some of the many other things that have been done in the century and a half since slavery ended. Another cliche that has come into vogue is that slavery is "America's original sin." The great Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good catch...
  • Cosby Said He Got Drugs to Give Women for Sex

    07/06/2015 2:52:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 6, 2015 | Associated Press/Maryclaire Dale
    Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman. The Associated Press went to court to compel the release of the documents, and they were made public Monday. Cosby’s lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client.
  • APNewsBreak:Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

    Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The AP had gone to court to compel the release of the documents; Cosby's lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client. The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee. He testified he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl.
  • ISIS Brings Reinforcements to Target the Pyramids and Sphinx

    07/06/2015 2:33:42 PM PDT · by pabianice · 40 replies
    ISIS has announced that it is setting its sights on Egypt’s pyramids, the Sphinx of Giza, and the country's unique historic monuments in general, after its savage vandalism and looting of other precious world heritage sites. The Islamic State is rushing reinforcements to Egypt from Libya and Iraq for its battle with Egyptian forces in northern Sinai, which went into its fifth day Sunday, July 5, and other offensives, debkafile’s intelligence and counter-terror sources report. After sustaining hundreds of casualties, both sides claim to have won the upper hand but the tenacious struggle is not over. An Islamist manpower pool...
  • If Liberals Really Cared About Black Lives [Luke 17 - Days of Noah]

    07/06/2015 2:28:43 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/5/2015 | Jack Kelley
    To the “Black Lives Matter” crowd, it seems that most black lives don’t. Roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered each year — more than 90 percent by other blacks. To some Democrats, only those shot by white police officers or white bigots seem to matter. Just 25 percent of about 400 local police killings a year involve a white cop and a black victim, an FBI study found. Shootings of blacks by police has been cut in half since 1981. For every black person killed by a white cop, black criminals murder 70. It is 25 times more likely a black...
  • Condemnation and Execution of John Hus [600 years ago today]

    07/06/2015 2:23:38 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    The condemnation took place on July 6, 1415, in the presence of the solemn assembly of the council in the cathedral. After the performance of high mass and liturgy, Hus was led into the church. The bishop of Lodi delivered an oration on the duty of eradicating heresy; then some theses of Hus and Wycliffe and a report of his trial were read. He protested loudly several times, and when his appeal to Christ was rejected as a condemnable heresy, he exclaimed, "O God and Lord, now the council condemns even thine own act and thine own law as heresy,...
  • PSan Francisco Mayor’s statement on death of Kathryn Steinle and Sanctuary City Policy

    07/06/2015 2:19:56 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 44 replies
    KRON4.com ^ | 7/6/2015 | Mario Sevilla
    "Even after repeated attempts by President Obama and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to reform our immigration laws, Republicans in Congress have blocked those efforts, unfortunately, leaving cities and local municipalities to act upon immigration issues that affect its residents. I will continue to work with the Obama Administration on Comprehensive Immigration Reform to ensure cities aren’t forced to make and enforce immigration law."
  • Cruz Control?

    07/06/2015 2:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    PowerLine ^ | July 6, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    Of the entire GOP presidential field, I think the candidate with the best or most substantive grasp of the constitutional defects of the administrative state—the term for our unaccountable “fourth branch” of government that increasingly governs us without our consent—is Ted Cruz. (If Tom Cotton were running for president, he’d get the clear nod on this point, but perhaps some day. . .) At the very least, Cruz knows enough about the separation of powers to make the bold suggestion that some states have a legal basis to ignore or resist the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision legalizing gay marriage. As...
  • Linda Chavez: No, Trump Does Not Have a Point on Immigration

    07/06/2015 2:09:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/06/2015 | Linda Chavez
    Donald Trump’s outrageous comments about Mexican immigrants in his announcement speech two weeks ago should have been an occasion for conservatives to say that we have no room for bigots in our midst. Instead, a host of conservatives, from Ted Cruz to National Review’s own Rich Lowry, have defended his message, if not the crude way he expressed it: When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best . . . They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us [sic]. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume,...
  • "I'm HISPANIC and I'm NOT Offended by Trump's Remarks..."

    07/06/2015 2:04:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/6/15 | @JoetheMailman (twitter)
    I'm HISPANIC and I'm NOT Offended by Trump's remarks~ DUMP Macy's Stock ~ Support Donald's right to "FREE Speech
  • Mainstream Scream: Katie Couric presses Ted Cruz about 'empathy' for illegals [VIDEO]

    07/06/2015 1:59:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/06/2015 | Paul Bedard
    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features Yahoo's Katie Couric, who last week interviewed Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texan running for president, about his hardline against illegal immigration. It was loaded from the start. For Couric, it comes down to one word: empathy. On Yahoo News Monday, Couric said: "Well, let's talk immigration, because I'm very curious about your views on that. I know you've staunchly oppose President Obama's executive actions on immigration. You've worked to block every legislative effort to allow undocumented immigrants to remain legally in this country. So, given the fact that your father immigrated here from Cuba,...
  • Mexican Elites Secretly Agree With Donald Trump

    07/06/2015 1:56:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 07/06/2015 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    They’re all hating on him now, but the fact is, when they’re just among themselves, Mexico’s elites roundly agree with The Donald on Mexican immigrants. Of the many different reactions to Donald Trump’s inaccurate and insulting comments about how Mexican migrants to the United States come from the bottom of the barrel, one of the most interesting has been that of wealthy and powerful Mexican elites who are suddenly long on indignation and outrage but short on memory and self-awareness. That’s because Trump’s dismissive comments about how the United States has become a “dumping ground” for castaways from Mexico sound...
  • Thomas Sowell: Looking Back (85th birthday)

    07/06/2015 1:52:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 7, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    After my 85th birthday last week, I looked back over my life and was surprised to discover in how many different ways I had been lucky, in addition to some other ways in which I was unlucky. Among the things I did not know at the time was that I was adopted as an infant into a family with four adults, in which I was the only child. All sorts of research since then has shown how the amount of attention and interactions with adults a child gets has a lot to do with the way the child develops. But...
  • Furious Rotherham taxi drivers threaten strike action over new regulations in wake of abuse scandal

    07/06/2015 1:46:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    the star ^ | 30 June 2015
    VIDEO: Furious Rotherham taxi drivers threaten strike action over new regulations in wake of abuse scandal . [ Full title ] ... More than 100 furious Rotherham taxi drivers have threatened strike action over new regulations designed to combat child sexual exploitation. A demonstration was held outside Rotherham Town Hall this afternoon, as Commissioner Mary Ney confirmed her intention to introduce the new policy from July 6. The new licensing regime will require all drivers to install CCTV into their vehicles in the next three months. They will also have to demonstrate they are a ‘fit and proper person’ to...