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  • 'Strong Arm' Dallas lawyer Brian Loncar dies a week after teenage daughter's suicide

    12/04/2016 2:19:44 PM PST · by DFG · 36 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/04/2016 | Caleb Downs Julieta Chiquillo
    Dallas lawyer Brian Loncar died Sunday, two days after the funeral for his 16-year-old daughter, who killed herself on Nov. 26. How the 56-year-old died and where he was found remain a mystery, but investigators called to his downtown office examined a Rolls Royce Wraith parked outside.
  • Stanford Study Reveals California Pensions Underfunded By $1 Trillion Or $93k Per Household

    12/03/2016 7:06:36 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today the Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy highlighted an updated pension study, released by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, which revealed some fairly startling realities about California's public pension underfunding levels. After averaging $77,700 per household in 2014, the amount of public pension underfunding for the state of California jumped to a staggering $92,748 per household in 2015. But don't worry, we're sure pension managers can grow their way out of the problem...hedge fund returns have been stellar recently, right? Stanford University’s pension tracker database pegs the market value of California’s total pension debt at...
  • Yes, Dallas is facing bankruptcy. So are three other Texas cities.

    12/01/2016 8:11:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/30/2016 | Jon Cassidy
    The mayor of Dallas uses the word “bankruptcy,” and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal swoop in to report on the city’s imminent doom. The mayor of Houston holds a press conference to declare the pension problem solved, and folks just go along with it. The truth is that the two cities are in equally dreadful trouble, headed for bankruptcy, as are Fort Worth and El Paso, thanks to delusional forecasting, ludicrous system design, and meddlesome union-funded lawmakers from across the state who’ve stripped big-city voters of their right to govern their own finances. How mismanaged are these...
  • City Hall offered $3M to open a grocery store in a southern Dallas food desert and got no takers

    12/01/2016 3:48:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Dallas News ^ | November 30, 2016 | Robert Wilonsky
    In July, the city of Dallas offered at least $3 million to any grocery store willing to sell fresh produce and healthy food in a "southern Dallas food desert." For the first time, the city made it known it had money available, advertising in grocery trade publications. Decades of pleading, of keeping fingers crossed, begat the promise of cold, hard cash. But officials said Wednesday they never found a taker. [Snip] Council members had hoped a grocery store chain would agree to open at least one 25,000-square-foot store in southern Dallas and, preferably, one that could anchor a larger mixed-use...
  • Ohio University attacker lived in Pak for seven years

    11/29/2016 8:20:04 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 46 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Lalit K. Jha
    The Somali-born student, who injured 11 people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University before being shot and killed, had lived in Pakistan along with his family for about seven years. The 18-year-old attacker, identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the United States in 2014 as a legal permanent resident, NBC News quoted law enforcement officials as saying. He temporarily lived in Dallas before settling in Ohio. He rammed his car into a crowd at Ohio State University on...
  • Top 5 Biggest Road Construction Projects In DFW

    11/29/2016 1:03:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | November 1, 2016 | Brian New
    NORTH TEXAS (CBS11) – It is nearly impossible these days in North Texas to avoid road construction projects. While billions of dollars are being pumped into the roadway system, TxDOT said it still can’t keep up with the growth. “There are a thousand people moving a day to Texas and we’ve (North Texas) got most of them,” said TxDOT Dallas spokesperson Donna Huerta. “We can’t keep up with that kind of demand, but what we can do is take what we have and make it better.” With a new approach allowing contractors to design and build a project simultaneously, TxDOT...
  • City of Dallas Stares Down a Texas-Size Threat of Bankruptcy

    11/21/2016 11:02:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/21/2016 | Mary Williams Walsh
    DALLAS — Picture the next major American city to go bankrupt. What springs to mind? Probably not the swagger and sprawl of Dallas. But there was Dallas’s mayor, Michael S. Rawlings, testifying this month to a state oversight board that his city appeared to be “walking into the fan blades” of municipal bankruptcy. “It is horribly ironic,” he said. Indeed. Dallas has the fastest economic growth of the nation’s 13 largest cities. Its streets hum with supersize cars and its skyline bristles with cranes. Its mayor is a former chief executive of Pizza Hut. Hundreds of multinational corporations have chosen...
  • Trump Protesters Target Dallas' First Baptist Church

    11/16/2016 5:38:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    dallasobserver.com ^ | November 15, 2016 | Stephen Young
    On their fourth consecutive night on the streets, Dallas' anti-Trump protesters took aim at a concrete target with their anger: Dallas' First Baptist Church. First Baptist's pastor, Robert Jeffress was square in the middle of Trump's victory party in New York City on Tuesday night. He earned the spot: He has been the president-elect's liaison to the evangelical community from virtually the start of the campaign. In October 2015, he led a group of pastors to Trump tower, laying hands on Trump and gleefully telling Fox News that "anybody that was in that meeting would've left there, first of all,...
  • SMU Cancelled Tribute for Executed Dallas Officer — ‘Could be Deemed Insensitive’

    11/13/2016 6:26:58 AM PST · by DFG · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/12/2016 | Lana Shadwick
    The 14-year-old daughter of a police officer executed at the July 7 Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas was notified by Southern Methodist University that she would not be able to serve an honorary serve in her father’s memory. SMU told her and her mother “that the demonstration could be deemed insensitive.” The University sent the communication to back out saying they were doing so because the volleyball program “feels that in light of recent events and diversity within the SMU community,” “the demonstration could be deemed insensitive.”
  • SMU Backs Out Of Plan To Honor DPD Officer

    11/12/2016 12:53:19 PM PST · by PAR35 · 23 replies
    CBSDFW ^ | November 11, 2016 | Robbie Owens
    It started as an idea to honor a father who was also a Dallas Police officer killed during the July 7th sniper attack. ... Victoria Smith, 14, plays volleyball at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton. Recently, the SMU Women’s Volleyball team extended an invitation for her to make an honorary first serve at Saturday’s game. Then on Thursday, his widow Heidi Faith Smith received an email that left her stunned. “It just broke my heart to tell her…that the invitation had been taken away,” says Heidi Smith. In the email, Smith was told that “in light of recent events...
  • Father of slain Dallas officer suing Black Lives Matter

    11/11/2016 8:43:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2016 6:51 PM EST
    The father of a Dallas police officer killed by a sniper after a July protest against police brutality is suing Black Lives Matter, the Nation of Islam and a handful of other defendants saying they incited a “war on police.” Enrique Zamarripa, the father of slain officer Patrick Zamarripa, filed the lawsuit Monday in the Northern District of Texas federal court. Zamarripa is represented by Larry Klayman of the group Freedom Watch, who has filed similar lawsuits on behalf of police officers in Dallas and other cities. …
  • War On Police: Father Of Executed Cop Sues BLM, Soros

    11/08/2016 1:28:02 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-8-2016 | Lana Shadwick
    The father of one of the officers executed in Dallas in July at a Black Lives Matter protest filed a lawsuit on Monday against Black Lives Matter, Rev. Al Sharpton, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and others charging that they inflamed and inspired a “War on Police.” The father of 32-year-old Dallas Police Officer Patrick Zamarripa, Enrigue Zamarripa, also sued: Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network; Black Lives Matter organizers Rashad Turner, Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, Deray McKesson, Johnetta Elzie; Malik Zulu Shabazz, leader of the New Black Panthers Party; and George Soros, a huge financial supporter...
  • Police Investigate Threat Against Rockwall County GOP Headquarters

    10/18/2016 11:52:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Oct 18, 2016
    Rockwall County authorities have requested the FBI's help in investigating an alleged terroristic threat against the county's Republican Party headquarters. The Rockwall County Sheriff's Department and Rockwall Police Department were dispatched Tuesday just after 11 a.m. to the headquarters at 112 Kenway Drive after an unknown caller contacted the office by phone and left a threatening message. Texas Board Suspends License of Vet Who Killed Cat Details about the message were not disclosed. The agencies have asked for the FBI to join the investigation. Anyone with information that could help authorities is asked to call the Rockwall County Sheriff’s office...
  • ‘Largest’ Voter Fraud Probe Underway in North Texas

    10/17/2016 7:23:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 17 Oct 2016
    A state investigation is underway over allegations of voter fraud in Tarrant County ... Concerns have arisen over mail-in ballots, which many believe open the door to “vote harvesting,” or the process of illegally filling out and returning the ballots of valid voters without their consent. Mail-in ballots are designed for eligible voters who are unable to leave their homes, are in jail or out of the country, and many argue that such balloting is critical for those who would be unable to vote otherwise. But the mail-in balloting process allows those voters to cast their votes from home without...
  • Man says Dallas megachurch removed him as a member

    10/17/2016 7:16:46 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 70 replies
    fox4news.com ^ | 10/16/2016 | fox4news.com staff
    A north Dallas church is sticking to its convictions after it revoked a gay man's membership, saying he no longer desired to resist sin. In a candid facebook post last Sunday, Jason Thomas wrote about a painful anniversary one year ago about the day Watermark Community Church sent him a letter revoking his membership. Thomas said he spent years of his life in church programs that promised to help him over come his attraction to men. Many of those years was at Watermark Community Church. One program he participated in is described as a "12 step discipleship through recovery", also...
  • Judge Compares Dallas Cop Suing Black Lives Matter to a 'Slave'

    09/27/2016 10:42:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 26, 2016 | Logan Churchwell
    A Texas judge likened a black Dallas Police Sergeant to a clueless slave in response to the cop’s lawsuit against Black Lives Matter and its high-profile supporters. Andrea Martin, 304th District Court Judge in Dallas County (D), told her network of friends on Facebook Saturday that Sgt. Demetrick Pennie was like a slave that Harriet Tubman could not free because he could not comprehend his own bondage. The post elicited a number of supporters to Judge Martin’s sentiment, typically calling Pennie a “coon” and other derisive messages. A sitting Texas State Representative apparently joined the racialist banter as well.
  • TV Ratings (Friday) NIght: ABC's 'Shark Tank' also sinks 45 percent from a year ago

    09/24/2016 7:53:49 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Report ^ | 9/24/16 | Michael O'Connell
    Top honors on Friday typically go to ABC's Shark Tank, but the reality competition was down sharply from its year-ago premiere. It sank 45 percent among adults 18-49 to a 1.1 rating.
  • The Dallas Morning News Is Paying Dearly for Endorsing Hillary Clinton

    09/24/2016 8:37:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Dallas Morning News is paying a steep price for endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in the form of canceled subscriptions and loud protests. The endorsement broke a 75-year streak in the paper’s history of endorsing Republicans, and generated a lot of reader pushback in the form of angry comments and vows to unsubscribe from the paper. Although Dallas is relatively liberal, the state hasn’t gone Democrat in a presidential election in 40 years. “Certainly we’ve paid a price for our presidential recommendation,” Dallas Morning News editor Mike Wilson said in an email to Poynter. Wilson acknowledged some of...
  • The Dallas Morning News Is Paying Dearly For Endorsing HRC

    09/20/2016 8:32:01 PM PDT · by Baladas · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/20/2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Dallas Morning News is paying a steep price for endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in the form of canceled subscriptions and loud protests. The endorsement broke a 75-year streak in the paper’s history of endorsing Republicans, and generated a lot of reader pushback in the form of angry comments and vows to unsubscribe from the paper. Although Dallas is relatively liberal, the state hasn’t gone Democrat in a presidential election in 40 years.
  • Dallas newspaper editor: 'We've paid a price' for endorsing Clinton

    09/20/2016 5:52:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 112 replies
    The Dallas Morning News has experienced a noticeable decline in subscriptions following its endorsement of Hillary Clinton. "[S]ome people have cancelled their subscriptions, so we lost some customers at a time when it's tough to lose customers," editor Mike Wilson told the Washington Examiner Tuesday evening.
  • A Black Sergeant Brings Obama And Black Lives Matter To Justice

    09/19/2016 3:06:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    "Obama has conspired with all Defendants and others to incite violence, looting, arson, assault against law enforcement and helpless communities with the purpose of making a new 'fundamentally transformed America' appear preferable to the crime waves and chaos they themselves are creating.” These words come from a shocking lawsuit filed by an African-American police sergeant.
  • Mattress Company Releases Commercial for 9/11 Sale That Mimics Twin Towers Falling

    09/09/2016 11:17:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    KFOR ^ | 9/9 | SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
    A Texas mattress company released an ad to promote a special 9/11 sale, but it quickly took an offensive turn when the employees imitated the World Trade Center Twin Towers falling. Miracle Mattress posted the ad on Facebook for its “Twin Towers Sale” on Sept. 11, The Dallas Morning News reported. In the video, which has since been deleted, Miracle Mattress manager Cherise Bonanno is heard saying “What better way to remember 9/11 than with a Twin Tower sale?” Bonanno goes on to describe the deals shoppers can score as two men and two towers of mattresses stand behind her....
  • Texas newspaper endorses first Democrat for president in 75 years

    09/07/2016 7:28:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 93 replies
    The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday endorsed Hillary Clinton, backing a Democratic presidential hopeful for the first time since FDR. “There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November: We recommend Hillary Clinton,” the paper’s editorial board declared. “We don’t come to this decision easily. This newspaper has not recommended a Democrat for this nation’s highest since before World War II – if you’re counting, that’s more than 75 years and nearly 20 elections.” The newspaper touted Clinton’s government experience and said she’s demonstrated an ability to work with Republicans. “Resume vs. resume, judgment vs. judgment, this...
  • Dallas police chief who oversaw response to sniper attack to retire

    09/01/2016 1:38:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | September 01, 2016
    Dallas police Chief David Brown announced his retirement Thursday, bringing an end to a tenure marked by police unions that at one time demanded his resignation and by widespread praise for his response to a July sniper attack that killed five officers. Brown issued a statement saying he will retire Oct. 22 after 33 years with Dallas police.
  • Documents: Dallas cop killer had violent outburst, gun taken while in Army

    08/17/2016 6:39:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 17 AUGUST 2016 | JASON TRAHAN
    DALLAS -- Micah Xavier Johnson told Army investigators that he had “no friends and not enough money” and that he once punched out a car window in a fit of frustration after a female friend and fellow soldier backed out of seeing a movie with him, newly released military documents show. The documents were part of an Army investigation into Johnson’s theft of that female soldier’s panties while both were deployed to Afghanistan in May 2014. The Army ultimately concluded that Johnson sexually harassed the soldier.
  • NY Officer Names K-9 After Five Assassinated Dallas Officers

    08/14/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 14, 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    A law enforcement officer with the Suffolk County Police Department in New York has named a police K-9 after the five police officers who were assassinated in Dallas. The officers were murdered, and seven other officers were wounded, during a Black Lives Matter protest in July. The one-year-old German Shepherd has been named “Dallas V” by his partner Officer Kenneth Michaels.
  • NFL Rejects Cowboys Police Tribute

    08/12/2016 11:53:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 12, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, I meant to mention this yesterday. The Dallas Cowboys created a helmet decal that they wanted to wear on the back of the helmet in this upcoming season honoring the slain police officers in the Dallas massacre. The NFL said, "No. It violates our rules." The NFL said no. Now, the NFL devotes the entire month of October to making their players look silly wearing pink gloves and pink socks and pink this and pink that -- and pretty soon the ball's gonna be pink, I'm guessing (that wouldn't surprise me, either) -- in honor...
  • NFL denies Cowboys' request to wear decal honoring fallen Dallas officers

    08/12/2016 11:21:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/12/16 | foxnews
    The team had been wearing a decal with the words “Arm in Arm” since the first day of training camp this summer. Dallas police Chief David Brown and Mayor Mike Rawlings paid the team a visit on that day, according to Fox 4 News. The NFL’s strict rules on uniforms forced the league to deny the Cowboys’ request to wear the decal for the upcoming season. Dallas police said it appreciated the Cowboys’ support. “Their concern for the families of our fallen officers, the Dallas Police Department, and the City of Dallas is what matters most, and we know that...
  • Grenade found in Dallas gunman's room on Afghan base, Army says

    07/30/2016 5:49:19 PM PDT · by TheDon · 11 replies
    DALLAS – The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers had kept an unauthorized grenade in his room on an Afghanistan base in 2014, according to a report by Army officials investigating a sexual harassment complaint against him.
  • 'We're in this together': Local police officers overwhelmed by donations after Dallas tragedy

    Cookies, cupcakes, handwritten notes, Gatorade and even Tang. Those are some of the ways citizens have chosen to show their support and appreciation for area law enforcement in the weeks since a sniper murdered five police officers in Dallas in the wake of the fatal officer-involved shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. “You get to where you feel like you’re kind of on an island, and you’re all by yourself, and so the support from the community is fantastic because we’re in this together,” said Capt. Todd Enzbrenner with the Sand Springs Police Department. Since the shooting, he...
  • Dallas Police Job Applications Skyrocket Since Shootings

    07/22/2016 7:39:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 7/22
    The Dallas Police Department says job applications to the force have more than quadrupled since a man shot and killed five police officers and wounded nine others and two civilians. A Police Department statement Friday says 467 applications were received in the 12 days after the July 7 shootings
  • Baton Rouge Killer Recorded Himself Telling Black Men in Dallas to Wake Up After Attack on Police

    07/19/2016 8:44:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 18, 2016 | M.L. Nestel
    The best friend of Gavin Long, aka Cosmo Setepenra, tells how a Marine became a sovereign citizen and, eventually, a mass murderer. Before he killed three Baton Rouge cops, Gavin Long drove to Dallas one day after a black veteran like him slaughtered five white police officers. Once there, he recorded himself preaching a message for black men: It’s time to wake up. Long visited two barbershops with a stack of self-published tomes and a camera clipped to his shirt to record his proselytizing. “I want to give you something that you can’t lose, something they can’t take from you,”...
  • Baton Rouge Latest Battle In Obama's War On Cops

    07/19/2016 9:18:50 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Before someone says President Obama did no such thing and that Baton Rouge, like Dallas, cannot be laid at his doorstep, let us consider his own statement that “words have consequences”. From Ferguson to Baltimore and beyond President Obama’s words have been the equivalent of yelling “fire” in a crowded theatre. He has encouraged a false narrative of racist cops and racist police departments whose officers are guilty until proven innocent, or buried, whichever comes first. If there is a Pearl Harbor in this war on cops, it was Ferguson, Missouri, where President Obama’s Justice Department sent 40 FBI agents...
  • Obama urges Americans to tamp down inflammatory rhetoric

    07/17/2016 3:37:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 125 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2016 6:21 PM EDT | Kevin Freking
    Confronting another killing of police officers, President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to tamp down inflammatory words and actions as a violent summer collides with the nation’s heated presidential campaign. Obama said the motive behind Sunday’s killing of three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was still unknown. It was the latest in a string of deadly incidents involving law enforcement, including the police shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge and the killing of five officers in Dallas. “We as a nation have to be loud and clear that nothing justifies attacks on law enforcement,” Obama said in...
  • North Carolina NAACP Official Spreading Hate

    07/17/2016 10:43:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2017 | Denis Keohane
    Curtis Gatewood is currently the field director of the North Carolina NAACP. He has described the killing of mass murderer Micah X. Johnson by the Dallas Police as a ‘lynching’: Make no mistake, by taking this Black ‘suspect’ and demonizing and using a killer robot to blow him up in this unprecedented and barbaric manner and without a trial in a court of law is the truest and most literal example yet of a high-tech lynching. In the period 1882 through 1964, according to the archives at the Tuskegee Institute, 4,742 American citizens were lynched. Each and every one was...
  • For Obama, Leftist Rhetoric Is Always Innocent and Conservatives Are Always Guilty

    07/16/2016 9:58:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 14, 2016 | 8:27 AM EDT | Ben Shapiro
    When it comes to the linkage between violence and rhetoric, I abide by a fairly simple rule: If you’re not advocating violence, you’re not responsible for violence. […] President Barack Obama also abides by a simple rule when it comes to linking violence and rhetoric: If he doesn’t like the rhetoric, it’s responsible for violence. And if there’s violence associated with rhetoric he likes, then the violence must have been caused by something else. This shining double standard was on full display this week after an anti-white racist black man shot 14 police officers in Dallas just hours after Obama...
  • Memphis newspaper apologizes for accurate, yet 'racist' headline

    07/16/2016 2:33:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | Andrew Stiles
    A newspaper in Memphis quickly apologize after protestors complained about its choice of headline in the wake of the deadly police shooting in Dallas. “Gunman targeted whites,” read the lead story headline in the Commercial Appeal, a member of the USA Today network. The headline was accurate, as Dallas gunman Micah Xavier Johnson explicitly talked about wanted to kill white police officers before he was eliminated via robot bomb.
  • The Policeman’s Wife A story seldom told

    07/16/2016 5:40:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 12, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    The Policeman’s Wife A story seldom told As day turns into night, the young mother’s routine proceeds as usual. Her husband, who works the evening shift as a police officer, left home hours earlier, leaving it to her to prepare dinner and feed the children, then see to it that they are bathed and put to bed. These things are done, and it’s almost nine o’clock. She has a little time to relax and watch some television. Near the television set are family photographs, some featuring her husband in his uniform: this one on his police academy graduation day; another...
  • Open Carry in Dallas Worked

    07/15/2016 3:00:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from thearkansastimes.com Open carry at the Dallas protest worked.  No protesters who open carried were shot; nor did open carrier protesters shoot anyone. Police are now less likely to harass or arrest peaceful open carriers. The doomsayers who rail against open carry make numerous nonsensical claims.  Primary of them is that open carriers will be shot first by criminals.  They also claim that open carriers are likely to be shot by police. Supporters of open carry claim that the open carry of weapons is tactical deterrence.  That is, that criminals are less likely to attack a person who...
  • Greenfield: Exploiting Dead Cops to Promote Their Killers

    07/14/2016 1:20:46 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | July 14, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, July 14, 2016 Exploiting Dead Cops to Promote Their Killers Posted by Daniel Greenfield In Dallas, Obama mentioned the name of dead sex offender Alton Sterling more times than those of the murdered police officers whom he was pretending to memorialize. After quickly dispensing with the formalities of eulogizing the slain officers, Obama demanded that “even those who dislike the phrase ‘black lives matter’” should “be able to hear the pain of Alton Sterling’s family”.  Alton Sterling was a convicted sex offender, burglar and violent criminal who was shot while reaching for a gun. His family may mourn him,...
  • Honouring the dead not in the books of politicians

    07/14/2016 9:09:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/16 | Judi McLeod
    Seeing how presidents, of both the ex and current variety, prime ministers and other ‘celebrities’ elected to public office have nothing but uncouth to put on display at Interfaith Memorial services intended to honour the dead and to comfort their bereaved, isn’t it high time to clamp down on their increasingly boorish behaviour? Was it protocol or bully pulpit privilege that allowed President Barack Obama to make a speech about racism at the Memorial for five police officers shot down at the tail end of a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas?
  • Presidential Blather In Time of Tragedy

    07/14/2016 8:33:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Race is what you make of it. For me I have made race a part of what social scientists once called the "melting pot," by which they meant that differences -- including ethnicity and race -- were all melted down into one great variegated country called America. There might be different heritages and different sub-cultures mixed into the American melting pot, but once mixed together we were all Americans. Of course, however, through the years that American melting pot has been increasingly difficult to maintain, because various leaders -- political leaders, education leaders, social leaders and simple charlatans...
  • Why Become A Cop?

    07/13/2016 4:52:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | John Kass
    After the Dallas ambush, I thought of a rookie cop I met a few weeks ago. A storm was coming, the wind was up, the sky was dark and he was wearing sunglasses. He looked young, excited, like an athlete before a game, perhaps only a few years older than my sons. And now that five police officers have been assassinated and seven other officers shot by that Dallas sniper, I wonder: Why become a cop? There's so much anger and hate out there, legitimate historical grievances and phony opportunistic shrieking and political betrayals and phony hashtag wars. And always...
  • America’s Torn To Shreds While Obama Stirs More Division

    07/13/2016 4:14:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown
    “Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples, while judging ourselves by our best intentions.” – George W. Bush speaking at the July 12 police officer memorial in Dallas.The answer to where you go next after you’ve hit rock-bottom depends on whether rock-bottom was your goal in the first place.Either way, we’ve arrived. Look around. Turn on the news, if you’ve allowed your last meal time enough to digest.  We’re here…at the bottom…and it’s not pretty. That is, unless tearing America to shreds by creating irreparable division is your intention. Racial division will be President Obama’s legacy. But...
  • Week of Tragedy Reveals Our Ideological Blind Spots

    07/13/2016 12:25:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    It seems almost ghoulish to look for a silver lining in the dark cloud that blanketed the nation last week. But I think there was one. The killings by police in Minnesota and Louisiana, quickly followed by the killings of police in Dallas, knocked the lazy certainty out of almost everybody. At least for a moment, antagonists on either side of polarizing issues could see beyond the epistemic horizon of their most comfortable talking points. Black Lives Matter activists thanked the police for their protection and sacrifice. Conservative Republicans, most notably House Speaker Paul Ryan and former Speaker Newt Gingrich,...
  • Absolving Black Lives Matter in Dallas

    07/13/2016 11:20:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    When white racist Dylann Roof allegedly shot and killed nine people in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, it was very easy for President Obama and his media enablers to paint with a broad brush and blame the wider political culture. Bill Maher even blamed Fox News and the Daily Caller and the Drudge Report. But when black racist Micah Johnson gunned down five cops and wounded seven others in Dallas, suddenly the motivation was complicated, and it couldn't be blamed on a "climate" of hostile rhetoric. Dallas police Chief David Brown reported, "The suspect said he was upset...
  • Michelle Malkin clobbers 'Divider in Chief' Obama on his #DallasMemorial (bleep)

    07/13/2016 8:48:27 AM PDT · by orchestra · 3 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7/12/2016 | CR Wire
    It’s safe to say CR Senior Editor Michelle Malkin wasn’t a huge fan of “Divider in Chief” President Obama’s speech at the Dallas memorial service Tuesday afternoon. The memorial was held to honor the lives of the five fallen police officers killed in the Dallas ambush last Thursday, but, as expected, Obama also used it as a platform to discuss race relations in America. When the president transitioned into politics Malkin was quick to – well, let’s just see what she had to say:
  • Open Carry in Dallas

    07/13/2016 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7-13-16 | Unkown
  • 7 Disgusting Things Obama Said While Hijacking Memorial For Slain Dallas Police

    07/13/2016 7:42:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 7/13/16 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, President Obama descended on Dallas to hijack the memorial service for five slain police officers. He’d planned to do this for days – his White House stated in advance that Obama would get political. But for the first few minutes of Obama’s address, it appeared that he might take stock of the moment and hold himself back. Then it all collapsed. Here are the seven worst moments of his latest opportunistic, highly political, egregiously inappropriate address: 1. Equating The Murders of The Dallas Police Officers With The Killings of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile. This is a trap...
  • Obama's Obscene Exploitation Of The Dallas Massacre

    07/13/2016 2:42:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    In Dallas, Obama mentioned the name of dead sex offender Alton Sterling more times than those of the murdered police officers whom he was pretending to memorialize. After quickly dispensing with the formalities of eulogizing the slain officers, Obama demanded that “even those who dislike the phrase ‘black lives matter’” should “be able to hear the pain of Alton Sterling’s family”.