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  • Amid praise for Stephen Colbert, some ask: What about diversity in late night?

    04/13/2014 7:28:49 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 58 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4-11-14 | Mark Guarino
    The choice of comedian Stephen Colbert as the replacement for David Letterman ignited a battle of words online Thursday: While little doubt exists that Mr. Colbert is as funny, clever, charming, and goofy as Mr. Letterman, some media voices loudly complained that the decision by CBS now means that network late-night television will largely remain the domain of white male hosts. When Letterman announced last week that he will step down from the “Late Show” in 2015, television critics immediately started pooling names of possible replacements: comedians W. Kamau Bell, Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, Tig Notaro, Amy Poehler,...
  • WATCH: Was This The Biggest ‘Wheel of Fortune’ EPIC FAIL in History? (Video)

    04/12/2014 8:03:56 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 36 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-12-2014 | TopClip
    A contestant named Julian from Indiana University must be feeling pretty stupid right about now. And Hoosiers can't be feeling too proud. Julian had the chance to win $1 million Friday night, had the puzzle fully solved, and then lost because he pronounced Achilles like “A-chill-us.” Because of that mistake, the show decided not to give him the victory and instead, one of the other contestants who know the “mythological hero” got the chance to steal and did. (To win the full $1 million he would have had to overcome some other hurdles as well.) But alas, poor Julian' disastrous...
  • VIDEO: Woman Hurls Ketchup Bottles After Being Shushed for Talking on Cell

    04/09/2014 2:41:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | April 9, 2014 | Heather Holland
    A woman trashed a Flatiron diner — smashing glass ketchup bottles against a mirror and TV in a videotaped rampage — after a manager asked her to leave for screaming into her cellphone for 30 minutes, the NYPD said. Latima Brown, 22, was having a loud, profane phone conversation when she entered Malibu Diner at 163 W. 23rd St. with a friend about 5:10 a.m. April 2, police and owner Alex Grimpas said. “She was yelling and very upset and very verbal,” Grimpas, who wasn't present at the time, said about the incident caught on the restaurant's surveillance cameras. “We’re...
  • White man tried to tussle with me so I shot him: Boy, 16, charged in murder of Nathan Trapuzzano

    04/08/2014 8:52:31 PM PDT · by heartwood · 54 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4/8/2014 | Will Payne and Helen Pow
    A 16-year-old was today arrested and charged over the murder of Nathan Trapuzzano, the newlywed who was shot dead as he took a morning walk. Simeon Adams, known by the nickname 'Red', is alleged to have confessed to a friend that he shot Nathan once in the stomach - after the newlywed, who was expecting his first child, reached down to his shoes as Adams made him strip during the robbery. Adams' friend Marvell Robinson told detectives he was woken up by the alleged shooter on the morning of April 1 at his home in Indianapolis. Adams told him: 'Man...
  • America the not so religiously diverse? We're essentially, still a Christian nation

    04/07/2014 7:17:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s one of the enduring traits of the United States and a source of understandable pride. Americans are, in part, defined by the freedoms they enjoy under the Constitution in general, and in our freedom of religion in particular. And this open environment has led us to be one of the most religiously diverse nations on the planet, right? As Dr. Joyner explores the topic, perhaps not so much. This comes from a new Pew Research study which breaks down the religious affiliation of Americans in one convenient graph.Looking at this graph, it’s easy to see that we’re considerably more...
  • White Man Beaten By Mob In Detroit After Hitting Boy With Truck: Was It A Hate Crime?

    04/04/2014 6:30:00 AM PDT · by envisio · 155 replies
    cbs ^ | 3/04/2014 | cbs
    DETROIT (WWJ) - As a 54-year-old Roseville man clings to life in the hospital following a brutal mob beating on Detroit’s east side, many are starting to wonder if the whole thing was racially motivated. As first reported by WWJ Newsradio 950, an 11-year-old boy suffered a broken leg on Wednesday when he was hit by a pickup truck after walking into the street near Morang and Balfour. The driver, Steven Utash, immediately got out of his truck after hitting the boy and was viciously attacked by 10 to 12 men. The beating was so brutal, Utash was rendered unconscious....
  • Group intervening in Fla. gay marriage lawsuits [Black & Hispanic Christians Fight Sodomy]

    04/03/2014 4:26:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    chron.com ^ | 4/3/14
    The group that pushed Florida's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is intervening in lawsuits filed by gay couples that raise challenges... Florida Family Policy Council officials said Wednesday they would seek to preserve the constitutional amendment approved by more than 62 percent of voters... A coalition of black and Hispanic civil rights groups and pastors is also defending Florida's constitutional ban.
  • ANOTHER Horrific & Senseless Black-on-White Beating – Boy’s Nose Dangles From Face (Video)

    03/30/2014 12:50:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 30, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    David Egan, a 16 year-old from Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia was beaten so badly in the locker room that his nose was dangling from his face. The Blaze reported: It was all over a pair of missing tennis shoes. David Egan, 16, was confronted by another 16-year-old male student in their high school locker room apparently over the missing shoes — and then Egan was beaten so severely by the unnamed student that he needed reconstructive surgery to reattach his nose to his skull. The brutal assault was captured by other students and posted on the internet. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The...
  • Woman explains what happened when roving mass mob of black teens attacked her in Louisville

    03/26/2014 6:12:13 PM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 150 replies
    The RIght Scoop ^ | March 26, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    The other night we reported how a mob of 200 teens went on a rampage in downtown Louisville, Kentucky last Saturday night, assaulting people and mob-robbing stores. There was surveillance footage from a store that was mob-robbed that showed the teens to be black – a detail left out in the reporting of the story. One of the women attacked was reported to be in her car with her children in the backseat. She has come forward to explain what really happened and it’s a situation none of us would want to find ourselves in, especially with 5 children in...
  • Female Temple University student, 19, is hit in the face with a BRICK by gang of children

    03/24/2014 3:58:26 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 186 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    A female Temple University student is vowing to return to class despite being unable to chew even the softest of foods after a gang of children smashed her in the face with a brick Friday night. Her 20-year-old boyfriend, who has also declined to be identified, told the station the destructive delinquents likely ranged in age from eight and 14-years-old. ‘I’m walking by and one of the people from the group screamed at me, really loud and really close to my face,’ she recalled. ‘I kept walking because I don’t want to engage them.’
  • Caption this Photograph ("O-Care premiums to skyrocket")

    03/19/2014 7:14:32 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 Mar 14 | Elise Viebeck
    Actual photograph of shocked woman speaking to ObamaCare "navigator" as posted on the front page The Hill (thehill.com). The front page links to its top story today by reporter Elise Viebeck: O-Care premiums to skyrocket Freeper Liz has posted a thread on the story that links to the front page headline on The Hill: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3134822/posts
  • Jesse Jackson to take on Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity

    03/18/2014 4:22:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Washington Times - AP ^ | March 18, 2014 | Martha Mendoza & Jesse Washington
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley’s poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding. Jackson’s strategy borrows from the traditional civil rights era playbook of shaming companies to prod them into transformation. Now he is bringing it to the age of social media and a booming tech industry known for its disruptive innovation.
  • Montana ballot measure urging equal number of men, women in Legislature passes first test

    03/17/2014 12:51:44 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 56 replies
    Politics - FoxNews.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Staff
    A ballot measure in Montana that would require an equal number of men and women to serve in the state Legislature is a step closer to getting on the November ballot.
  • This week in Muslims threatening to stab a professor and setting a dead teacher on fire ( Ohio & )

    03/17/2014 8:59:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/15/2014 | Eric Owens
    An Oberlin College professor has filed a lawsuit because, she claims, another professor on the Oberlin faculty has harassed her and created a hostile work environment for female employees for years. The plaintiff is Eunjung An, professor of French and cinema studies ... comparative literature professor Ali Yedes informed an unnamed Oberlin employee last year that he had helped his nephew obtain a student visa to the United States expressly to “stab and kill someone from his department.”.. Yedes serves as the school’s “Muslim Religious Life Affiliate (Islamic Center of Cleveland).” .. An’s lawsuit claims that Yedes has been engaged...
  • Guinness Pulls Out of St. Patty’s Parade Over LGBT Ban (New York City)

    03/16/2014 7:03:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2014 | Leonard Greene
    Guinness pulls out of St. Patty’s parade over LGBT ban Guinness beer has pulled its sponsorship from New York’s famed St. Patrick’s day parade over a controversial policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from marching openly, according to reports. “Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all,” the company said in a statement on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation website. “We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year’s parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue...
  • Calling a Spade a 'Garden Implement' Doesn't Make it a Hoe

    03/16/2014 5:53:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/16/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    ......A spade certainly is a garden implement, but if you are in the gardening shed and I need a spade, I’d better ask you for one, or you might bring out a hoe, useless for my work.......
  • Marine Corps to create experimental task force with 25 percent women

    03/15/2014 2:11:50 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 97 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | March 13, 2014 | Jennnifer Hlad
    The Marine Corps will open new combat jobs to women, allow women to volunteer for combat specialty training previously closed to them and create a co-ed experimental task force to evaluate how female Marines perform as part of a ground combat unit, Marine officials said. The task force will be made up of about 460 Marines, and about one quarter will be women, said Capt. Maureen Krebs, a Marine spokeswoman. The task force will look like a small battalion landing team with attachments such as artillery, tanks and amphibious assault vehicles — similar to the ground combat portion of a...
  • Stanford Traditional Marriage Event Deemed ‘Hate Speech,’ Denied Funding

    03/15/2014 12:22:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 14, 2014 | Jennifer Kabbany
    An upcoming conference organized by Stanford University’s Anscombe Society called “Communicating Values: Marriage, Family & the Media” has been dubbed “hate speech” by the college’s graduate-level student government, which refused to allow any of its student fee-funded budget to support the event. The Anscombe Society is a conservative student group centered around traditional marriage and family values; it also encourages chastity, and tackles subjects such as sexual integrity and pornography.
  • Whites at College Banned From Diversity ‘Happy Hour’ (WA)

    03/13/2014 3:45:52 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 33 replies
    Your Black World ^ | 03/13/2014 | Your Black World
    Administrators at South Puget Sound Community College in Washington are now apologizing after a group of diversity banned white people from attending a diversity happy hour. Since the event was focused on efforts to “build support and community” for people of color, the group thought it best not to welcome whites into the fold. The email instructed whites who wanted to attend to structure their own anti-racism group. “If you want to create space for white folks to meet and work on racism, white supremacy, and white privilege to better our campus community and yourselves, please feel free to do...
  • College group cancels diversity 'happy hour' after excluding white staffers

    03/12/2014 8:53:09 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 68 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | March 11, 2014 | DREW MIKKELSEN
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- An attempt to fight racism at a community college may have backfired. A group of employees at South Puget Sound Community College sent out an invitation to all 300 staffers. The "Staff, Faculty and Administrators of Color" encouraged employees to reply to the invitation to find out the confidential date and time of what was being called a "happy hour" to "build support and community" for people of color. The invite made it clear white people were not invited. The email read: "If you want to create space for white folks to meet and work on racism,...
  • God and Sexuality at Bowdoin

    03/09/2014 5:35:33 AM PDT · by AU72 · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 9, 2014 | Owen Strachan
    In a move that has reminded many onlookers of heavy-handed institutional actions at Vanderbilt University and Tufts University, the school’s administration presented Bowdoin Christian Fellowship (BCF) volunteer leaders Rob and Sim Gregory with a “non-discrimination” statement. This statement required, among other things, that the Gregorys open BCF leadership up to students of any sexual orientation. As reported in the Bowdoin Orient, Dean of Students Tim Foster explained that “If someone’s participating in an organization and they are LGBTIQA and they are not allowed to participate in that organization because of their sexual orientation or they cannot lead that organization because...
  • Man attacked in suspected 'knockout game' in Manhattan

    03/07/2014 5:04:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | March 7, 2014 | Rocco Parascandola, Thomas Tracy and Mark Morales
    A bar-hopping Long Island man clobbered from behind by a man in Manhattan may be the latest victim of the coldhearted knockout game. Kyle Rodgers, 23, had left the Sweet & Vicious bar on Spring St. and was walking to another East Village bar when the assailant rushed up from behind him at 2:25 a.m. Sunday, cops and sources said. The attacker was caught on video launching a hellacious haymaker that knocked Rodgers out cold, cops said....
  • The Blue-Eyed Racism Of Vladimir Putin

    03/06/2014 9:34:05 AM PST · by IChing · 11 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 3/6/14 | Donald Joy
    (The following is satire.) It’s so unfortunate to see the leader of a prominent foreign nation such as Russia’s Vladimir Putin exhibit the same kind of hate and bigotry we’ve seen displayed over the last several years by members of that backward, bitterly racist “Tea Party” group here in the United States. I wish we could just live in a world where a black president was accorded the respect and deference he is due, instead of having to endure such outright defiance from those who see nothing but the color of his skin, and who hold him in utter contempt...
  • Has your town made you RACIST? Living in ethnically diverse areas makes people more tolerant

    03/04/2014 4:50:02 AM PST · by klpt · 64 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 3 March 2014 | Sarah Griffiths
    A study found led by the University of Oxford found that white people develop ‘passive tolerance’ of minorities in mixed areas It said even highly prejudiced people who did not mix with those of different ethnicities became more tolerant the longer they lived in mixed areas Scientists said that governments could create more ‘harmonious neighbourhoods’ by doing more to encourage different ethnic groups to mix The area you live in can have a huge effect on your education and outlook. And now researchers believe people can be made less racist by simply moving to live in ethnically-mixed areas. An international...
  • A Tale Of Two 'Diverse' American Flag Incidents: “IDGAF,” v. “The Least I Could Do Was Pick It Up”

    03/02/2014 4:35:30 AM PST · by IChing · 24 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 2/28/14 | Donald Joy
    During my time on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, I was all too familiar with the occasional sight of certain less than honorable personnel hustling to get to their cars at 1700 hours, just as The Star Spangled Banner started playing over the base public address system, and the flag-lowering ceremony of “Retreat” got underway. You see, during Retreat, all activity is supposed to stop. All personnel who are outdoors are supposed to halt in their tracks, stand at attention, and turn and face the flag (or simply face the direction of the source of music if they...
  • Feckless Farrow Frets: Does Black Director Count Toward 'Diversity' Given He's British?

    02/28/2014 12:04:07 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Reading the transcript isn't enough. Roll the video, listen carefully, and at the end you'll catch Ronan Farrow's nervous little laugh as he asks an African-American guest whether, in assessing movie-industry diversity, it "matters" that the black director whose film has been nominated for an Oscar is British. Such are the PC pitfalls once one wades into the bog of diversity bean-counting. But beyond the specific subject matter, Farrow's teensy twitter suggests, as other critics have noted, as here and here, how young and unsure of himself is the young man MSNBC hopes to make a star. View the video...
  • A "Diverse and Tolerant" Immigration proposal ~ Vanity

    02/27/2014 1:43:20 PM PST · by GraceG · 8 replies
    02/27/2014 | GraceG
    As a very "Diverse and Tolerant" person I think the United States should adopt a very simple new Immigration reform that would deal with out lack of "immigration reform" with a "resepct" for the Diverse Laws of the countries that make up with Diverse world so that we may foster open borders and opther rainbow crapping PC bullshit. (gotta choke down that puke that is welling up, if it wasn't for the last sentence I would have spewed over my keyboard) It should be as follows: Immigration Policy concerning an individual in this country who is not following the united...
  • Churches in America Fall Short When It Comes to Multicultural Congregations

    02/25/2014 2:03:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/27/2013 | Alex Murashko
    While most churches say they already have or are working on having a multicultural congregation, the majority fall short when it comes to reflecting a diverse community of believers coming together during church services on Sundays, said an expert on multi-ethnic church planting and staffing. "If you were to judge church brochures across America you would say that there is not a multicultural problem in the American church," Tony Kim, former pastor at Newsong Church in Irvine, Calif., told The Christian Post recently. Kim is the Communication Lead Associate for Slingshot Group. The Orange County-based organization specializes in church staffing...
  • Rocky Horror State U?

    02/21/2014 9:08:26 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 21, 2014 | Deborah Lambert
    “The University of Houston-Downtown has about 14,000 students and, while Wikipedia says UHD students are 39% Hispanic, 29% African American, 20% white, 9% Asian American, the percentage of transgendered students is evidently unknown,” according to College Insurrection. Nevertheless, with the encouragement of “the university’s new Center for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” UHD is now creating “gender-neutral” restrooms to accommodate the, uh, gender neutral. And this regime is “coming soon to a college near you,” as Aleister at College Insurrection says. Questions: Why does a campus with such a diverse student body need a “Center for Student Diversity”? Doesn’t the...
  • Attacking Diversity of Thought: To Liberals, 'Diversity' Really Means Intellectual Conformity

    02/21/2014 7:26:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/21/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Cancel the philosophy courses, people. Oh, and we’re going to be shuttering the political science, religion, and pre-law departments too. We’ll keep some of the English and history folks on for a while longer, but they should probably keep their résumés handy. Because, you see, they are of no use anymore. We have the answers to the big questions, so why keep pretending there’s anything left to discuss? At least that’s where Erin Ching, a student at Swarthmore College, seems to be coming down. Her school invited a famous left-wing Princeton professor, Cornel West, and a famous right-wing Princeton professor,...
  • Liberal Students Have a Funny Definition of 'Diversity'

    02/21/2014 5:47:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Cancel the philosophy courses, people. Oh, and we're going to be shuttering the political science, religion and pre-law departments too. We'll keep some of the English and history folks on for a while longer, but they should probably keep their resumes handy. Because, you see, they are of no use anymore. We have the answers to the big questions, so why keep pretending there's anything left to discuss? At least that's where Erin Ching, a student at Swarthmore College, seems to be coming down. Her school invited a famous left-wing Princeton professor, Cornel West, and a famous right-wing Princeton professor,...
  • The Outdated Business Model of Diversity Inc.

    02/20/2014 9:21:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Diversity has become corporatized on American campuses, with scores of bureaucrats and administrators accentuating different pedigrees and ancestries. That's odd, because diversity does not mean any more "variety" or "points of difference," at least as it used to be defined. Instead, diversity has become an industry synonymous with orthodoxy and intolerance, especially in its homogeneity of political thought. When campuses sloganeer "celebrate diversity," that does not mean encouraging all sorts of political views. If it did, faculties and student groups would better reflect U.S. political realities and might fall roughly into two equal groups: liberal and conservative. Do colleges routinely...
  • Camera Captures Sucker Punch Attack On Cambridge Sidewalk

    02/17/2014 2:01:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | February 16, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — Police are looking for a man who was apparently throwing sucker punches at random victims on a Cambridge sidewalk where one of the assaults was captured on video. A witness says a man and woman were leaving a store on Massachusetts Avenue near Dana Street when an assailant approached from behind and punched the man in the head Saturday afternoon. The man was staggered by the punch and both he and the woman fell to the ground, suffering minor injuries. Cambridge Police said the suspect punched another man in the face earlier in the day.
  • Black attackers leave trail of beatings, vandalism

    02/16/2014 6:51:58 AM PST · by Anila · 37 replies
    WND ^ | 02/11/14 | Colin Flaherty
    As black mob violence goes, the recent racial mayhem at the Florida State Fair in Tampa was not that big of a deal. Sure hundreds of black people were fighting. On video. Police were attacked. Property destroyed. Fair-goers beaten. Venders assaulted. Cell phones stolen. An old lady in a wheelchair robbed. People jumping fences and refusing to pay for rides. The fair closed early. And most of the media glossed over most of it. Despite the fact that officials even said they expected it. The local daily paper in Tampa carried a story about a Trayvon Martin commemoration rally in...
  • White girl: 'I'm tired of being looked at like prey'

    02/16/2014 7:04:47 AM PST · by Anila · 108 replies
    WND ^ | 02/11/14 | Colin Flaherty
    Letter upsets city's Black History Month Black History Month in Baltimore is a busy, busy time. Every aspect of black life in this city is remembered and celebrated: Black schools. Black music. Black movies. Black churches. Black literature. Black clothing. Black politicians. Even black trains. Then Tracey Halvorsen had to go and spoil it all: She wrote an article about crime in Baltimore. How she and her mostly white neighbors live in fear. And no one seems to care. Or worse, lots of people think it is normal. “Baltimore City,You Are Breaking My Heart,” is going viral for an on-line...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mob of teens attack man in downtown Cleveland

    02/14/2014 8:55:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Feb 11, 2014 | Ed Gallek
    EXCLUSIVE: Mob of teens attack man in downtown Cleveland Updated: Feb 11, 2014 By Ed Gallek Ed Gallek talks to Matthew Robinson, the latest victim in a downtown attack There's evidence of more violent teens running around the heart of downtown Cleveland. A disabled Army vet spoke out about the latest attack that happened Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Matthew Robinson told our Ed Gallek he was riding RTA's Healthline when six to eight teenagers surrounded him on the bus, and then started following him. Then, he said they attacked, took his stuff, and videotaped what they were doing. The incident...
  • Teens Run Wild During Florida State Fair's First Friday

    02/11/2014 5:49:26 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 63 replies
    Tampa Bay Timess ^ | ebruary 10, 2014 | Jessica Vander Velde
    TAMPA — The first Friday of every Florida State Fair brings droves of Hillsborough teens, who get the day off from school and free admission. And each year, shortly after sunset, dozens of unsupervised minors start stampeding through the midway, the Sheriff's Office says. They're fighting each other, robbing other patrons, stealing food and battering deputies. The phenomenon is so common, deputies even have a term for it: They call it "wilding." Authorities said the lawlessness is mostly confined to the first Friday. But they've never publicly shared details until Monday — after several media outlets, including the Tampa Bay...
  • 5 Virtues That Liberals Take To The Extreme

    02/11/2014 4:24:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | /february 11, 2014 | John Hawkins
    "If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please." -- Epictetus "The world is full of people who will help you manufacture tornados in order to blow out a match." -- Shaun Hick There are few things on the planet more necessary than water. In fact, roughly 60% of the human body is water. Yet, water isn't ALWAYS a good thing as Noah could tell you. Virtues can be like this as well. In moderation, they're good for you, but taken to extremes, they become destructive. 1) Tolerance: A little tolerance is a good thing,...
  • Girl, 14, gang raped while walking home through Sydney park

    02/09/2014 8:18:44 PM PST · by DubbleBlubble · 50 replies
    Guardian ^ | 2/9/14 | Guardian
    A 14-year-old girl who was gang raped in a western Sydney park was so traumatised that police had to wait a day before they could speak to her. The girl was walking a short distance home from a friend’s house through Bill Colbourne Reserve, Doonside, when she was approached by a man of African appearance at 11pm on Saturday.
  • Coca-Cola Super Bowl Ad Blog (Needs some serious freeping)

    02/06/2014 8:17:52 AM PST · by tom h · 29 replies
    Coca-Cola Website ^ | February 6, 2014 | Vanity
    America Is Beautiful, and Coca-Cola is for Everyone
  • What That Coca-Cola Ad Tells Us About Americanism

    02/06/2014 4:03:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 5, 2014 | Professor Joe Rigney
    If I asked you to describe a proponent of something called “Americanism,” what would you say? My guess is that your mind might jump to a jingoistic Southerner with a rifle, a pick-up truck, and a high school education, who speaks fluent ‘merican. Readers familiar with the work of David Gelernter might talk about a religious creed that views America as a new promised land and Americans as a new chosen people, committed to ideals such as liberty, equality, and democracy. But at the Super Bowl earlier this week, Coca-Cola asked us to consider a different vision of Americanism, one...
  • Bloody Sunday: Black Teens Arrested in Horrific Attacks in Alabama & Maryland (Video)

    02/03/2014 9:21:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 3, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Senseless and Deadly– Two black teens were arrested today following the brutal attack of an 86 year-old man in Alabama. They beat him in the face and stabbed him several times. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In Maryland on Sunday two young teens were arrested for killing a 51 year-old woman. A 14 year-old and 16 year-old teen were arrested this weekend for the murder of 51 year-old Kimberly Leto.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)ABC2 reported: Two teenagers have been arrested after police say they burglarized 51-year-old Kimberly Leto’s home and killed her. “That it was a 14 and 15-year-old is unimaginable. There is a loss of life and two...
  • Thomas Sowell: The Blessings of Inequality

    02/02/2014 8:04:45 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    The Pearcey Report ^ | 1-28-14 | Rick Pearcey
    "We are lucky that we are so different," Thomas Sowell writes, "so that the capabilities of many other people can cover our limitations." But more than this, Sowell argues, the inequality of abilities (or "diversity," one might say) we see in human beings can save lives and enhance "everyone's well-being." Yes, human beings are created equal, as the Declaration of Independence so appropriately notes. This fact of life affirms the ontological worth and significance of the human being. It expresses the basis upon which people are to be respected by the powers that be and not steamrolled by big government,...
  • Black lawmakers to go after Obama: Lack of diversity in his federal judicial picks.

    01/26/2014 6:39:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/27/2014 | Mike Lillis
    Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to publicly rebuke President Obama over a lack of diversity in his federal judicial picks. The lawmakers are organizing a Capitol Hill press conference as early as this week to decry what Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) called “the appalling lack of African American representation” among Obama's nominees, particularly in the 11th Circuit, which includes Georgia, Florida and Alabama. The Democrats also contend several of Obama’s nominees have championed policies that either discriminate against minorities, or are just plain racist. “We have very grave concerns [with certain nominees] given disparities that are...
  • Megachurch Leader Asks: 'Am I Too White to Be Your Pastor?'

    01/22/2014 11:38:44 AM PST · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 17 January 2014 | Jeff Schapiro
    A full-page advertisement published in the Houston Chronicle on Thursday shows a megachurch pastor leaning on sign that reads, "Am I Too White to Be Your Pastor?" Patrick Kelley, senior pastor of River Pointe Church in Richmond, Texas, is the man shown in the ad, that promotes the church's upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. King famously said, "It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o'clock on Sunday morning" – a statement Kelley agrees with. River Pointe is located in Fort Bend County, which Rice University sociology professor Stephen Klineberg calls the most ethnically...
  • Michigan black student union: ‘physical action’ if seven demands not met in one week

    01/21/2014 5:47:58 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 99 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/20/2014
    Members of the University of Michigan Black Student Union said they would have to resort to “physical action” if a list of seven demands issued on Martin Luther King Day are not met within seven days, The Ann Arbor News reported. “If negotiations are not complete we will be forced to do more, beginning to increase valiantly our activism for social progress and take physical actions on the University of Michigan’s campus,” said senior Shayla Scales to a group of students gathered on campus, according to the Ann Arbor News. The seven demands, read aloud by an activist associated with...
  • The Republican Party’s uphill path to 270 electoral votes in 2016

    01/19/2014 9:22:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-18-14 | Dan Balz
    A recent conversation with a veteran of GOP presidential campaigns raised this question: Which, if any, of the recent battleground states are likely to become more Republican by 2016? The consensus: very few. That reality highlights one problem Republicans face as they seek to regain the White House after six years under President Obama. Lots of factors affect elections: the quality of the candidates, the state of the economy, the effectiveness of the campaigns. But in a country whose demographics continue to change, Republicans will begin this campaign with one significant disadvantage. Over the past three decades, the political leanings...
  • NYPD arrests man in a possible 'knockout' attack in lower Manhattan

    01/17/2014 11:45:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 16, 2014 | Rocco Parascandola
    A 24-year-old man punched a man in the nose in a possible “knockout” attack in lower Manhattan Wednesday, and was caught minutes later, police said. Laval Woods of Harlem is charged with felony assault in the 2 p.m. incident for allegedly sneaking up behind the victim, who is 74, on Fulton St. and hitting him. A bystander saved the victim from hitting the ground, said witness Misha Erwitt. PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Laval Woods of Harlem is arrested for punching a man in the nose at about 2 p.m. in Lower Manhattan.
  • Suspended University Of Colorado Administrator Also Ran Escort Website

    01/13/2014 8:32:15 PM PST · by massmike · 14 replies
    http://denver.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 01/13/2014 | JOE KEMP
    A University of Colorado-Denver administrator, already suspended for operating a phone sex website, was apparently also operating an adult escort site offering to go on paid “dates” at the same time she was employed by the state of Colorado. But her racy outside jobs will not cost her her job. A CBS4 Investigation into Resa Cooper-Morning, the Cultural Diversity Coordinator in UCD’s Ethnic Studies department, has now found the $68,000 per year state employee operated a website called Fantasy Elite offering “Fantasy Romantic Companionship” for $175 per hour. Her website noted that her hours of availability were from Saturday after...
  • Crowd of "kids" ambush Bryan (TX) Convenience Store

    01/10/2014 7:28:54 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 36 replies
    KBTX.com ^ | 1/9/14 | Nicole Morton
    It could only be described as 20 minutes of mayhem when a crowd of kids ransacked a Bryan convenience store last Saturday night. The store clerk at the Chevron Food Mart at William J. Bryan and Highway 21 says the kids swarmed the place, vandalizing and stealing a number of things. Store Clerk Terry Polsgrove says it was just your average Saturday night... "It was pretty slow, I was about to close the store and I had like two customers, said Terry Polsgrove. But around 11:15... “It got to the point where I started seeing more and more kids coming...