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  • De Blasio Releases Tax Returns; Paid Effective 8.3% Rate

    04/16/2014 9:41:24 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/16/2014 09:46 -0400 | Tyler Durden
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is the first New York City mayor to release his tax returns in 12 years, according to the WSJ. de Blasio earned $165,000 as public advocate last year and brought in an additional $52,000 in rent on a second home he owns in Park Slope, according to his 2013 tax returns. Mr. de Blasio’s effective tax rate was 8.3%. As WSJ reports, Mr. de Blasio’s predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire who served as mayor from 2002 through 2013, released highly redacted copies of his return that gave scant information about his net worth. In 2001, during...
  • Muslims Force Gay Teacher to Quit

    04/08/2014 7:26:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 8, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The left’s rainbow coalition has a problem. But the left deals with it by ignoring it. The same people fuming over Eich, won’t talk about this. A gay assistant head teacher has been forced to resign after Muslim parents complained that they did not want their children learning that it’s OK to be homosexual. The dispute at Birmingham’s Chilwell Croft Academy, which mainly involved Muslim parents, is the latest controversy surrounding a secular state school in the city. Liam Nolan, the high- profile gay head teacher at Perry Beeches Academy in Birmingham, told the Sunday Times he had been ‘incredibly...
  • Mexican President Angry at U.S. Deportations of Illegal Aliens

    03/31/2014 6:09:20 PM PDT · by montag813 · 39 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-31-2014 | John Urban
    Above: El Presidente is shocked -- shocked -- that the U.S. doesn't want his poorest and most criminally-minded citizens.by John Urban | Top Right News Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he is "indignant" at the United States' deportation of Mexican migrants and described U.S. lawmakers as demonstrating a "lack of conscience" in failing to pass immigration reform.Translation? Mexico's head Conquistador is sore that the peasants they have worked so hard to export to the chumps in El Norte are being sent back to them. There I said it.Mexico does everything it can to rid itself of its poorest and brownest...
  • Belgian Newspaper Under Fire for Depicting President & Mrs. Obama as Monkeys (Link only)

    03/26/2014 10:51:07 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 61 replies
    De Morgen ^ | 3/26/2014 | http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2014/03/belgian-newspaper-fire-depicting-president-mrs-obama-monkeys/
    De Morgen, a Belgian newspaper, found itself in the middle of a firestorm over the weekend after it ran an image depicting President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama as apes just days before Mr. Obama is scheduled to visit the country. http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2014/03/belgian-newspaper-fire-depicting-president-mrs-obama-monkeys
  • Texas Town Pays Ted Nugent $16K to Stay Away From 4th of July Concert

    03/23/2014 9:54:31 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 70 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 21st, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    The town of Longview, Texas has reportedly paid conservative rocker Ted Nugent $16,000 to make sure he does not play at their annual 4th of July concert this summer. That figure represents half of the amount Nugent would have been guaranteed if the performance happened as scheduled. -snip- “I’m sad the City of Longview has done this. I think it was done by a great deal of political correctness, political pressure,” Gregg County Republican Party Chair Keith Rothra told KLTV. “We have various performers who have made all kinds of statements that rattled people’s conscience and yet they are still...
  • GAY PRIDE PARADE WON’T BEND ITS RULES (bars Catholic League "Straight is Great" banner)

    03/23/2014 4:11:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Catholic League ^ | March 21, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on his exchange with officials from New York’s Heritage of Pride parade: For the past few days I have been engaged in an e-mail conversation with officials from the Heritage of Pride parade, New York’s annual gay event; the dialogue has been cordial. I asked to join the parade under a banner that would read, “Straight is Great.” The purpose of my request was to see just how far they would go without forcing me to abide by their rules. It didn’t take long before they did.Today, I informed Heritage of Pride officials that I objected to...
  • Question: Which beer companies are STILL PARTICIPATING in St. Patrick's Day?

    03/17/2014 5:25:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    3/17/14
    I am SICK of hearing about sodomites and their allies in the media...so, WHICH of the beer companies are not bending over to the homosexual agenda?
  • KGO's ol’ Bernie Ward may be released Dec. 21, 2014

    03/16/2014 6:41:18 AM PDT · by pansgold · 37 replies
    III /XVI / MMXIV | pansgold
    Child pornography conviction On September 20, 2007,Bernie Ward was indicted by a grand jury on two federal counts of Attempting to Distribute and one count of Receiving child pornography via the internet from December 2004 to January 2005. The police investigation of Ward originated with a complaint from a Stanislaus County homemaker who was posing online as a dominatrix under the screen name "Sexfairy2005" and who had engaged in online chats with Ward According to the police report, Ward sent pornographic images of children to the chat partner, which caused her to contact police. The police began collecting evidence with...
  • Ban Bossy Hypocrites

    03/16/2014 6:55:24 AM PDT · by vrwc54 · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/16/14 | Granny Jan
    Ban Bossy Hypocrites is my new video. The Obamas support banning the word Bossy and I will show you what great examples they are.
  • Democrats' iPad protest of Darrell Issa on House floor is shut down

    03/14/2014 5:18:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/14/14 | Leslie Larson
    The Cummings/Issa feud is the showdown that keeps on giving. Democrats faced off with Republicans on the House floor, protesting GOP Rep. Darrell Issa's diss of Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings last week. Cummings' colleagues stood on the House floor on Thursday, holding up tablets, iPhones and iPads with screen showing images of Issa shutting down Cummings during a committee hearing a week ago. But the show of solidarity was closed down, with the presiding officer, Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), deeming the display of electronic devices a violation of house rules.
  • 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,...
  • Are You In? (College Board promotes AP classes for minorities only)

    03/10/2014 5:44:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies
    College Board ^ | March 2014
    Our “All In” campaign is focused on increasing the enrollment of African American, Latino, and Native American students in AP® courses. We know that you, too, are committed to equality and helping all students achieve at a higher level. This is a tremendous opportunity for you to help by joining the College Board’s All In campaign. By registering below, you pledge to review the master schedule at your school or in your district to ensure that 100 percent of African American, Latino, and Native American students with AP Potential™ are enrolled in courses in the 2014-15 school year.
  • Things That Would Have Gotten Me Fired in the Corporate World

    03/08/2014 3:49:24 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 4 replies
    Coyote Blog ^ | March 7, 2014 | Warren Meyer
    This week's episode:  Spending enormous resources on a program to reduce X, and then not tracking (or even putting in place a mechanism to track) whether X was reduced as promised.   James Taranto quoting the National Journal quoting Administration officials: The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the health care law will reduce the number of uninsured people by about 24 million over the next few years, and that about 6 million previously uninsured people will gain coverage through the law's exchanges this year. So, is enrollment on track to meet that goal? Overall enrollment is looking pretty decent, but...
  • Obama’s Spelling Snafu: Obama Flubs Spelling of 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' During Aretha Franklin Tribute

    03/07/2014 12:05:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    President Obama spoke about respect when talking about Aretha Franklin’s famed “RESPECT” song Thursday night at the White House, but he clearly failed to show her that same respect when he spelt the name of her hit song wrong. The White House hosted soul singers for a concert, including Aretha Franklin, who performed at the President’s 2009 Inauguration, Patti LaBelle, and Ariana Grande. President Obama told the crowd, “When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her…” The crowd roared in laughter before allowing the President to finish his introduction. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
  • TRANSGENDER STUDENT RECANTS SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORT

    03/04/2014 4:32:29 PM PST · by bkopto · 54 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Mar 4, 2014 | staff
    Police say a transgender teen who said he was beaten and sexually assaulted in a California high school bathroom has recanted the story. Hercules police spokeswoman Detective Connie Van Putten says detectives interviewed the student Tuesday and determined nothing had happened to him. On Monday, the 15-year-old student reported he was attacked by three boys in a bathroom at a suburban San Francisco public school. The teen, who is biologically female but identifies as male, had told officers he was leaving a boy's bathroom late Monday morning at Hercules Middle/High School when the assailants...
  • Gay hair stylist drops New Mexico governor as client because she opposes same-sex marriage

    03/03/2014 4:44:39 AM PST · by massmike · 73 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 03/03/2014 | RHEANA MURRAY
    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez needs a new hairdresser — or a new stance on gay marriage. Martinez was recently dropped by her hair stylist, Antonio Darden, who is gay. Darden told a local news station that he cut the governor’s hair three times, but won’t do it again as long as she continues to oppose gay marriage. “The governor’s aides called not too long ago, wanting another appointment to come in,” he told KOB-TV. “Because of her stances and her views on this, I told her aides no. They called the next day, asking if I’d changed my mind...
  • Most State College bars to go dry on State Patty's Day

    03/03/2014 3:35:49 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 64 replies
    Students who arrive in State College on Saturday for the annual State Patty's Day drinking holiday will find the majority of downtown restaurants and taverns closed or dry, Penn State officials say. Damon Sims, Penn State's vice president for student affairs, said 33 of 35 downtown State College establishments, including all taverns and bottle shops, have agreed to accept monetary compensation offered by the university for a moratorium of the sale of alcohol Saturday.
  • Vanity: Why are there no protests in Europe and elsewhere against the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

    03/02/2014 4:53:51 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 52 replies
    3/2/2014 | Me
    Seems quiet out there. Russia invades a country one door down from the EU and crickets from the left. No cries of killing Putin and his family, no signs, No human shields....nothing.
  • Vandals target Spike Lee’s former home after director’s gentrification rant

    03/02/2014 5:03:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 02, 2014
    Vandals targeted the former Brooklyn home of director Spike Lee days after a video of the director ranting against gentrification went viral. The vandals sprayed “Do The Right Thing,” on the front of the brownstone home in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. The message is the title of one of Lee’s best-known movies, which tackles the subject of racial tension in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Lee’s former home had part of the title written on the side of its stoop. …
  • Stop Saying “That’s So Gay!”: 6 Types of Microaggressions That Harm LGBTQ People

    02/23/2014 9:11:47 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 109 replies
    Psychology Benefits Society ^ | February 7, 2014 | http://psychologybenefits.org/2014/02/07/anti-lgbt-microaggressions/
    (big time BARF ALERT!)When I was a little kid, I used to hear my brothers, cousins, and friends say things like “That’s so gay!” on a pretty regular basis. I would usually laugh along, hoping with all my might that they didn’t know my secret. My parents and other adults in my life would tell me things like “Boys don’t cry” or “Be a man!” which essentially was their way of telling me that being emotional was forbidden or a sign of weakness. When I was a teenager, there were a few boys at my high school who ridiculed me,...
  • Two States Look to Raise Legal Smoking Age to 21

    02/23/2014 12:52:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 21, 2014 | Thomson/Reuters
    Lawmakers in Utah and Colorado are promoting legislation to raise the legal age for tobacco use to 21, a higher standard than imposed by any other state, saying they want to discourage young people from picking up a lifelong smoking habit. Supporters say keeping tobacco out of the hands of young adults will save thousands of lives, even as critics complain that Americans who are old enough to vote and serve in the military should not be deemed too young to decide on their own if they should smoke. In a dramatic display of the risks of smoking, lawmakers in...
  • The Muslims of the Central African Republic Face a Deadly Purge

    02/20/2014 6:20:19 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 77 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Feb. 20, 2014 | Andrew Katz
    The anti-balaka have outgrown their name. These militias in the Central African Republic, once united under a moniker meaning “anti-machete” in the local Sango language, are exacting their own vicious revenge upon the mainly Muslim rebels who overthrew the government last March and waged months of terror against the Christian population. They are now accused of atrocities far worse than what first prompted them to take up arms. An Amnesty International report on Feb. 12 said attacks on Muslims in January by anti-balaka militias, made up of Christians and animists, had amounted to “ethnic cleansing.” Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor at...
  • Moving To Mexico

    02/16/2014 1:11:42 PM PST · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 26 replies
    Dear President Obama: I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me. We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico, and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements. We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws. I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, The President of Mexico, that I'm on my way over? Please let him know that I...
  • Actress Maria Conchita Alonso loses acting job for supporting tea party

    02/15/2014 10:08:57 AM PST · by mgist · 19 replies
    BizPac ^ | 1/14/14 | M Deorstewitz
    Actress Maria Conchita Alonso loses acting job for supporting tea party January 19, 2014 by Michael Dorstewitz When a famed Cuban-born singer/songwriter/actress openly supported a California tea party gubernatorial candidate, the San Francisco Latino community responded much as one might expect — with derision instead of acceptance. Maria Conchita Alonso appeared with Assemblyman Tim Donnelly in a campaign ad promoting his bid for the GOP nomination. She added a Spanish translation and a little humor to Donnelly’s spiel, saying: Donnelly’s conservative views include a strong opposition to illegal immigration. He was once associated with the Minuteman Project, a group that...
  • Olympics-Russian Rodnina blames hacking for Obama Twitter gaffe

    SOCHI, Russia, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Irina Rodnina, the figure skater who lit the Olympic flame at the Sochi Games, blamed hackers on Monday for a tweet about U.S. President Barack Obama that caused a racism row. Some Western media questioned the choice of Russia's triple Olympic champion Rodnina featuring in the climax of the Games opening ceremony on Friday. A tweet on her timeline last year showed a picture of Obama which was photoshopped to add a banana in the foreground. The image angered many including the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, who called it "outrageous behaviour"....
  • Bungling police dog is FIRED for slacking off work to play with trash ...

    02/06/2014 5:27:06 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 5, 2014 | Alexander Klausner
    when he was supposed to be looking for drugs A police dog in Mississippi has been fired from the force, after finding playing with soda cans more interesting than drugs busts. Police in Gulfport will be sending the Belgian Malinois dog back to the training facility he came from as Fred was found to be 'slacking off'. Just two years ago, the city of Gulfport paid $12,000-$13,000 for Fred which included training at a facility in Kaplan, Louisiana. Fred was trained at K-9 Unlimited in Kaplan, a school thought to be excellent for turning out well-trained and hardworking dogs. Chief...
  • Sexism toward Wendy Davis revives war on women

    02/03/2014 1:35:07 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 61 replies
    Wahington Square News ^ | 2/3/14 | Christina Coleburn
    After leading a high-profile filibuster, skyrocketing to Democratic stardom and raising over $12 million, State Senator Wendy Davis and her gubernatorial campaign now face a major challenge — recovering from discrepancies in her biography. Since The Dallas Morning News released a damaging exposé about her early life, Davis has been subjected to intense criticism from conservatives and some has taken a disgustingly sexist turn. RedState editor Erick Erickson, who often refers to Davis as “Abortion Barbie,” tweeted that she “had a Sugar Daddy Ken” and “is so cute when she is lying
  • NY Times: Christie Knew About GW Bridge Lane Closings

    01/31/2014 5:26:45 PM PST · by servo1969 · 89 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-31-2014 | Jim Hoft
    He knew. The liberal New York Times reported today that Governor Chris Christie knew about the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge when they were happening. The New York Times reported: The former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in the scandal now swirling around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Friday that the governor knew about the lane closings when they were happening. In a letter released by his lawyer, the official, David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s who was appointed with the governor’s blessing...
  • President and Moo Obama Announce New Crusade

    01/30/2014 6:32:41 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 9 replies
    1-30-14 | Retired Texas Vet
    President and Moo Obama Announce New Crusade. Moo took the lead at the press conference in announcing their new crusade "Toking is not Smoking". His Arrogance and Moo will take their program to the schools during the month of February. Many children are erroneously reporting their parents as smoking under the "Comrades Reporting Addiction Program (CRAP)" under CORE when they are just toking a few joints after work. Several leaders of cancer charities, the Surgeon General, CDC and HHS have joined with His Arrogance and Moo to clarify that doing a few doobies is not the same as the filthy...
  • Nancy Pelosi is outraged: ‘We did not treat President Bush this way’

    01/28/2014 8:45:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 97 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-28-14 | David Sherfinski
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, said Tuesday that a large segment of the GOP is “anti-government, anti-science and anti-Obama” and that while Democrats opposed much of President George W. Bush’s agenda, Republican obstruction to President Obama is “something quite stunning.” “What’s interesting to me is that Democrats and Republicans know what they believe,” Mrs. Pelosi said on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.” “They know what they believe, and that’s what’s happening in Congress … what’s happening here now is we have a large segment of the Republican party that is anti-government. We don’t want any more government than we...
  • Katy man indicted in December hate crime

    01/23/2014 11:24:54 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 23 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1-23-14 | Brian Rogers
    A 27-year-old Katy man has been indicted for a federal hate crime, accused of videotaping himself punching a 79-year-old black man as part of a "knockout game." The indictment handed down Thursday by a federal grand jury formalizes the charges against Conrad Barrett, who was arrested in December.
  • HHS: 8,300 Words About the Dangers of Tobacco Smoking, But Not a Single Word About Pot Smoking

    01/21/2014 6:07:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "We're still a country very much addicted to tobacco," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a news conference last Friday, as she urged communities, schools and businesses to "help make the next generation a tobacco-free generation." A transcript of that news conference runs around 8,300 words, but there isn't a single word about the adverse health effects of marijuana smoking -- even as more states jump on the pot-legalization bandwagon. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana smoke is an irritant to the lungs, and "frequent marijuana smokers can have many of the same...
  • Wendy Davis: “empowerment” and the poor little woman; “struggle” and the man

    01/21/2014 3:05:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Neo-Neocon ^ | 1/12114 | Neocon
    There’s a lot in the Wendy Davis story besides Davis and her constructed and false “narrative.” Here is one of Davis’ most recent official statements on the matter, a little masterpiece of accusing the accusers: We’re not surprised by Greg Abbott’s [her Texas governorship opponent] campaign attacks on the personal story of my life as a single mother who worked hard to get ahead. But they won’t work, because my story is the story of millions of Texas women who know the strength it takes when you’re young, alone and a mother. I’ve always been open about my life not...
  • Judge declares North Carolina's abortion-ultrasound law illegal

    01/18/2014 3:58:28 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    AP - via WJHL ^ | January 17, 2014
    GREENSBORO, NC - A North Carolina law requiring women who want an abortion to have an ultrasound and then have a medical provider describe the image to them is a violation of constitutional free-speech rights, a federal judge ruled Friday.
  • Saudi Religious Cops Tell Women Not to Use Swings (b/w Restaurants Shut Over Gender-Mixing)

    01/16/2014 6:29:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police entered a public park in the Gulf Kingdom and told women to stop using swings, an act that drew applause and criticism by viewers of a picture showing the men warning some women at the swings. The picture went viral on social networks in Saudi Arabia before it was published by newspapers showing two men from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice warning women against using the swings. “Some viewers of the picture supported the move by the Commission members on the grounds women using the swing could encourage men...
  • Chris Christie Is an Amateur: Left's political methods make Gov. Christie look like Little Bo Peep

    01/16/2014 2:46:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 15, 2014 | Daniel Henninger
    There haven't been so many reporters chasing a story in Trenton, N.J., since Washington crossed the Delaware. But compared with the methods the Democratic Party is using now to take down its opponents, Chris Christie looks like Little Bo Peep. Gov. Christie's hyper-political aides ordered traffic jams in neighborhoods near the perpetually backed-up George Washington Bridge to annoy the mayor of Fort Lee. And they may have canceled meetings with the mayor of Jersey City because he wouldn't endorse Mr. Christie. Oh my. The Christie bonfire has burned for a week. In that same week, The Wall Street Journal reported...
  • Man Gets 35 Years for Shooting Police Dog

    01/09/2014 12:02:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 7, 2014
    A South Carolina man who killed a police dog during a gunfight and chase has pleaded guilty and will serve 35 years in prison, officials said. Maurice McCreary, 24, admitted he fired a half-dozen shots at officers who were pursuing him after an armed robbery Dec. 16, 2011. No officers were hit but Fargo, who along with a large contingent of police was chasing McCreary. When Fargo caught up to McCreary the dog bit him and latched on. As McCreary tried to run away he shot at the animal. Fargo survived long enough to make it to an emergency veterinarian...
  • Connecticut insurers ordered to provide sex-change coverage

    01/01/2014 5:55:10 PM PST · by Salman · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Any health insurer providing coverage in Connecticut will now have to include sex-change surgery and hormone therapy in their plans, as ordered by the state insurance department. The Hartford Courant reported that the state agency sent out a notice to insurance companies, ordering that “individuals with gender dysphoria … are not denied access to medically necessary care because of the individuals’ gender identity or gender expression.” Now state officials are advancing on that notice with active campaigns. Deputy insurance commissioner Anne Melissa Dowling told the Courant that the state wanted to “go out and affirmatively make [the policy] very clear.”...
  • Ted Cruz says he’s hired lawyers to renounce Canadian citizenship

    12/30/2013 2:48:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 12-28-13 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — The junior senator from Texas is still a Canadian. But he’s working on it, eh? Born in Alberta 43 years ago last Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz was unaware of his dual nationality until The Dallas Morning News explored the issue in August. Since then, he said in a recent interview, “I have retained counsel that is preparing the paperwork to renounce the citizenship.” He expects to complete the process in 2014. That time frame jibes with predictions from Canadian legal experts. He doesn’t dispute holding dual citizenship. “Not at this point,” he said. When Cruz was born, his...
  • A Hate Crime in Texas

    12/30/2013 3:41:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 12/30/2013 | Colin Flaherty
    First came the shock. Then disbelief. Then the questions: Why him? Why now? Why did Attorney General Holder choose to file hate crime charges against a white man in Texas for allegedly playing the Knockout Game against a black man?And the biggest question of all: When will public officials and the media stop ignoring — and denying — the black mob violence and black on white crime that exists exponentially out of proportion?As examples, many point to recent episodes of large scale black mob violence; smaller but lethal cases of black on white crime; and even more bouts of the...
  • National ID headed for your wallet, purse Homeland Security to require digital features in driver's

    12/30/2013 7:08:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 89 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/29/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Just as you were wrapping your mind around the idea that under Obamacare and the accompanying changes in the health-care system, your medical records will be floating around in some online repository, available to far too many people, you’re being told you’ll soon have a National Identity Card and a Western Hemisphere-compliant travel document whether you want it or not, if you plan to drive in the United States. The federal government says it soon will be enforcing its demands that state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards comply with Department of Homeland Security standards. DHS announced just before Christmas a...
  • Obama’s DOJ civil rights nominee represented cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    12/30/2013 7:16:56 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/29/2013 | Patrick Howley
    President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division led the group that represents convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Debo Adegbile, who awaits Senate confirmation to become assistant attorney general for civil rights in Eric Holder’s DOJ, would bring a radical record on racial issues to his new job, which is responsible for enforcing federal discrimination statutes.
  • The DOJ’s Curious Foray into the ‘Knockout Game’ Fray

    12/27/2013 6:39:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 27, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - The DOJ’s Curious Foray into the ‘Knockout Game’ FrayPosted By Arnold Ahlert On December 27, 2013 @ 12:52 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Twenty-seven-year-old Conrad Barrett of Katy, Texas has been charged with a hate crime by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for allegedly targeting a 79-year-old black man as his “knockout game” victim. The victim suffered two jaw fractures in the November 24 assault. “Suspected crimes of this nature will simply not be tolerated,” said Kenneth Magidson, the U.S. attorney for the southern district of Texas. “Evidence of hate crimes will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted...
  • Texan charged with hate crime for 'knockout game' hit denied bail

    12/28/2013 4:27:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/27/13 | Erik Ortiz
    The white Texas man facing federal hate crime charges for allegedly slugging a 79-year-old black man in a “knockout game” assault was denied bail Friday for an attack prosecutors say was racially motivated. During a hearing in U.S. District Court in Houston, U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy said suspect Conrad Barrett, 27, is a flight risk and danger to the community, according to Barrett’s lawyer, George Parnham. **SNIP** “Hate crimes tear at the fabric of entire communities,” said Acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels in a statement announcing Barrett’s charges Thursday.
  • White man charged with 'knockout game' hate crime. Racial hypocrisy?

    12/27/2013 11:33:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 27, 2013 | Patrik Jonsson
    The US Department of Justice on Thursday stepped into the cultural fray about the so-called “knockout game” when it brought federal hate crime charges against a white Texas man for assaulting an unsuspecting black man. The decision shines a brighter spotlight on the knockout game, in which an assailant tries to knock out a bystander with a single punch. A spate of incidents have gathered national attention in recent months, though it is unclear whether the game has become more popular or whether the Internet has simply allowed for isolated incidents to be broadcast more widely. The majority of the...
  • Federal authorities charge white ‘knockout’ suspect with hate crime

    12/26/2013 9:21:55 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 99 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/26/2013 | By Stephen Dinan
    Federal authorities said Thursday they have arrested and charged a Texas man in connection with the “knockout game,” accusing him of a hate crime for targeting a black man for a vicious street attack. Most knockout victims that have appeared in news reports have been white, but the Justice Department said in this instance the victim was a 79-year-old black man, and stepped in with federal charges.
  • The New Blacklist

    12/23/2013 4:55:05 PM PST · by Sherman Logan · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 22, 2013 | John O’Sullivan
    I’m sorry to arrive late to this controversy — explanation forthcoming in a later posting — but my impression is that the word “blacklist” has not been mentioned much in the debate over the Robertson family, GLAAD, and the A&E channel. Or if it has been mentioned, it certainly hasn’t had the central role that it should have had in this row. For what GLAAD has been operating is a classic blacklist operation. Its object is not to persuade those who disagree with it over the morality of same-sex relationships to change their minds. Nor is it principally intended to...
  • Christie Agrees to In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

    12/19/2013 5:38:02 PM PST · by Innovative · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec 19, 2013 | Kirk Semple
    The New Jersey Legislature approved legislation on Thursday that would allow students without legal immigration status to pay in-state college tuition. Gov. Chris Christie planned to sign it on Friday, a spokesman said. During Mr. Christie’s re-election campaign this year, he spoke favorably of tuition equality. The compromise bill will allow access to in-state tuition for immigrants without legal status who have graduated from a New Jersey high school after at least three years of attendance. Mr. Christie said the legislation would become effective immediately, allowing students to take advantage of it in time for the spring semester.
  • Celebrity Hypocrites

    12/11/2013 11:42:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | John Stossel
    I'm annoyed that so many Hollywood celebrities hate the system that made them rich. Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants "a socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth." Director George Lucas got rich not just from movies but also by selling Star Wars merchandise. Yet he says he believes in democracy but "not capitalist democracy." Actor Martin Sheen says, "That's where the problem lies ... It's corporate America." And so on. On my TV show, actor/author Kevin Sorbo pointed out that such sentiments make little sense coming from entertainers. "It's a very entrepreneurial business. You...
  • ESPN's SportsCenter goes wall to wall with Mandela coverage...Huh?!

    12/05/2013 6:15:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    ESPN
    So I am sitting a local sports pub/bar, you know the ones with all sorts of games and sports shows on big screens everywhere.... all of a sudden, I look up and see Barack Hussein Obama speaking LIVE from D.C. "What is going on?!" I asked my companion.... Sure enough, it is an extended statement from the worst occupant of the Oval Office in 100+ years, and it goes on and on and on....then the Sports Center talking heads continue to ramble about the death of Nelson Mandela. On a sports network. About sports news.