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  • Pat Boone Accuses 'SNL' of Anti-Christian Bias After 'God's Not Dead 2' Parody

    04/18/2016 4:04:57 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 18 April 2016 | Paul Bond
    “This skit was outright sacrilege. They know if they did this to Muslims they’d have to be put into the witness protection program,” the singer-actor said. Pat Boone is calling out NBC and Saturday Night Live for allegedly being anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, cowardly, “diabolical” and even demonic for a skit over the weekend that parodied God’s Not Dead 2, the actor-singer’s latest movie. In God’s Not Dead 2, Melissa Joan Hart plays a public school teacher who is persecuted for answering a student’s question about Jesus. In the SNL skit, a trailer for a movie called God is a Boob Man...
  • Ted Cruz Tries, Fails to Explain ‘New York Values’ to Actual New Yorkers

    04/07/2016 8:30:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 551 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 7 Apr 16 | Claire Landsbaum
    Cruz's reception in New York was chilly. Back in January, Ted Cruz made the mistake of assuming the rest of America still hates New York. His dismissal of "New York values" didn't endear him to the Empire State — Governor Cuomo demanded an apology from Cruz, and the New York Daily News did what the New York Daily News does best — and as expected, the comment came back to haunt him as he campaigned in the Bronx on Wednesday. Meanwhile, at a massive rally in Long Island, Donald Trump, who's polling ahead of Cruz in New York by a...
  • Donald Trump Says Proposed Muslim Ban Would Not Apply to His Rich Friends

    03/31/2016 5:28:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 31, 2016 | Zak Cheney-Rice, Mic
    Breathe easy, America. Before you judge Donald Trump's proposed Muslim ban too harshly, consider this: It will not apply to Muslims who are, A. Donald Trump's friends, and B. rich. Feel better? The Republican presidential candidate, with a totally straight face, told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Wednesday that he has "a lot of friends that are Muslim," many of whom are "rich" and would get special treatment to let them in the country....
  • Nurse who photographed patient's genitals surrenders license

    03/30/2016 1:13:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    CNY Central ^ | March 29, 2016 | CNY Central
    FULTON, N.Y. -- A Fulton nurse convicted of taking a photo of an unconscious patient's penis with her iPhone last year surrendered her license, according to the New York State Education Department. Kristen Johnson was forced to give up her license as part of a plea deal where she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disseminating of unlawful surveillance photos. Her conviction came after a nine-month investigation by the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office into complaints from her Upstate University Hospital co-workers that she sent pictures of two patients via text message. She was originally charged with two counts of second-degree unlawful...
  • Cruz Embroiled In Sex Scandal As Trump Denies Involvement

    03/25/2016 4:22:24 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 161 replies
    http://www.news.com.au ^ | MARCH 26, 2016
    TEXAS senator Ted Cruz is embroiled in a sex scandal befitting the bizarre nature of the current the Republican race for the presidential nomination. An angry Cruz has accused “Donald Trump and his henchmen” of feeding the National Enquirer a salacious story claiming the conservative Christian politician has had extramarital affairs with five different women. “This National Enquirer story is garbage. It is complete and utter lies,” Cruz snapped after a campaign stop in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday. “It is a tabloid smear, and it is a smear that has come from Donald Trump and his henchmen.” The supermarket tabloid...
  • Obama’s Empty Judicial Chairs

    03/03/2016 12:52:38 PM PST · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 3, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    On a hot day in June, the grandson of a bank president took to the floor of the Senate to denounce the daughter of sharecroppers. “I feel compelled to rise on this issue to express, in the strongest terms, my opposition to the nomination of Janice Rogers Brown to the DC Circuit,” Senator Obama said.
  • Poor Hillary: Scarborough Asks Why Things Stick to Her But Not Trump?

    02/26/2016 8:30:41 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We've used the metaphor before: this wasn't softball--it was T-ball. In the course of a lengthy interview that aired on Morning Joe today, a sympathetic Joe Scarborough asked Hillary Clinton: "the question is why doesn't anything stick to [Trump] whereas everything seems to stick to Hillary Clinton? It's got to be frustrating for you to see sort of the double standard." Double-standard. Got to be frustrating. Kleenex: STAT! Mika Brzezinski seconded Scarborough's shoulder-to-cry-on: "if you said something in 1994 someone would hold up a sign and take it out of context in front of a speech you're doing." Aww. View...
  • Can Cruz legally be president? Ivy League scholars debate

    02/06/2016 1:47:14 AM PST · by RC one · 246 replies
    Virgina Pilot online ^ | 2/5/16 | COLLIN BINKLEY
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — Two legal scholars squared off in a public debate on Friday to settle whether Republican Ted Cruz is eligible to become president. Spoiler alert: They didn't settle it.</p> <p>But the debate at Harvard Law School underscored that conflicting interpretations of the U.S. Constitution can produce different answers. The question has been in the national spotlight since Republican rival Donald Trump suggested that Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, isn't legally qualified to be president.</p>
  • Cruz citizenship case should be tried in court of public opinion ("the political question doctrine")

    01/19/2016 12:05:02 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/19/15 | Akhil Reed Amar
    (snip) The problem is not, as some commentators have claimed, a legal doctrine known as "standing" -- a rule that requires that a person who comes to court must have a proper legal interest at stake in the litigation. Rather, the biggest barrier is a principle of judicial restraint known as "the political question doctrine." A key idea underlying this doctrine is that the Constitution itself, in its text or spirit, sometimes takes a certain sort of constitutional question away from ordinary courts and makes some other decision-maker the real judge -- a special court for a special question. In...
  • Michelle Obama would want a gun to protect her family if we lived in rural area

    01/08/2016 6:48:08 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 8, 2016 | Alexandra Genova
    Michelle Obama would want a gun to protect her family if we lived in rural area, President reveals in firearms debate President reveals Michelle's comments that were made on a visit to rural Iowa Barack says the First Lady's words are 'absolutely right' as people occupy 'different realities' Obama also said he was not trying to take away other Americans' constitutional right to purchase firearms Speaking at the debate, Taya Kyle told the President that tightening gun laws 'would not work' Michelle Obama would want a 'shotgun or rifle' to make sure her family were protected if living in a...
  • Turning Bill Clinton into Bill Cosby: ...a massive difference between sex abuse allegations

    01/05/2016 4:05:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    Salon ^ | Amanda Marcotte
    Turning Bill Clinton into Bill Cosby: Sorry, conservatives, there's a massive difference between their sex abuse allegations Heaven save us all from conservatives who think they have a "gotcha." And boy they sure think they have one with Bill Clinton and the supposed "hypocrisy" of feminists who don't agree that his wife's career should be derailed because of allegations of sexual harassment and assault made against him in the 1990s. At stake is this alleged unfairness that while some men accused of sexual abuse get in actual trouble for it, Clinton walks around free and even gets to campaign for...
  • Liberals: Schlonged is bad, but Teabagging OK

    12/29/2015 10:02:15 AM PST · by Starman417 · 38 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-29-15 | DrJohn
    When Donald Trump made the statement that Hillary Clinton got "schlonged" in the 2008 election, he was immediately set upon by the liberal media for the use of a vulgarity. Donald Trump is being criticized for the below video, where the presidential candidate says Hillary Clinton got "schlonged" when she lost to President Obama in 2008. By Trump turning the word "schlong" into the verb "schlonged" to describe a woman losing to a man, "The Donald" is being taken to the mat for using the vulgar slang, which describes a man's penis, in such a manner. Trump used the word...
  • Students practice calligraphy by writing "There is no god but Allah"

    12/15/2015 5:30:47 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    A Virginia school district is defending a classroom assignment that required students to practice calligraphy by writing the Muslim statement of faith, “There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” Female students at Riverheads High School in Staunton, Virginia, were also invited to wear Muslim clothing -- a story first reported by The Schilling Show.
  • SAN BERNARDINO: ANOTHER JIHAD ATTACK, ANOTHER COVER-UP

    12/04/2015 3:21:21 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    The San Bernardino jihad massacre is the latest jihad atrocity, but it’s just like the last one, and just like the next one: it has played out in exactly the same way that the last jihad atrocity did, and in just the same way that the next one will play out as well. Mass killings by “radicalized” Muslims are followed by earnest statements from the President and the mainstream media that we must not rush to judgment, that the motive of the shooters was unclear, that we need gun control, that we need to address the real threat of climate...
  • Dem Rep Declares He Will ‘File That Beautiful Lawsuit’ If Canadian-Born Cruz Wins Presidency

    11/27/2015 3:56:31 PM PST · by Isara · 65 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 27th, 2015 | Elizabeth Preza
    Florida Congressman Alan Grayson told radio host Alan Colmes Wednesday that if Ted Cruz is elected president, he “will file that beautiful lawsuit saying that he's unqualified for the job” according to the Constitution.Cruz was born in Canada to a native-born American mother, making the presidential candidate a dual Canadian-American citizen. It was not until a 2013 Dallas Morning News article that Cruz acknowledged his Canadian citizenry publicly. In 2014, the senator renounced his Canadian citizenship altogether.Lamenting the “appalling choices” Republicans have to choose among, Grayson told Colmes the Republican race “resolved itself into this weird reality show.”“It's not ‘The...
  • Carson versus Obama: Uncovering the greatest fraud in the history of world politics

    11/12/2015 4:21:30 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 11122015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    (Watch Video At Link) Hi. I'm Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty(r). I'm reporting today on the greatest fraud in the history of world politics: the cover up by the mainstream media of Barack Obama's college records. But there is one ray of hope to report. The mainstream media just opened the door for all conservatives to demand that Obama release his Columbia University college records immediately. How nice of the mainstream media. Thank you! How did the Obama-loving frauds in the media manage to allow this to happen? They decided to try to ruin Ben Carson's candidacy. An articulate...
  • Ben Carson: Names of some childhood victims are 'fictitious'

    11/05/2015 6:41:48 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/5/2015 | Sunlen Serfaty, Maeve Reston and Tal Kopan
    Ben Carson said Thursday that the names of two people he has previously identified as victims of his childhood violence are "fictitious." "I don't like to generally bring them in, the names I used for instance are fictitious names because I don't want to bring people into something like this because I know what you guys do to their lives‎," Carson told reporters in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Ben Carson's career in politics 13 photos: Ben Carson's career in politics Carson's comments follow a CNN investigation published earlier Thursday that probed his descriptions of his violent past. He has said he...
  • White Texas Man Sentenced For Hate-Crime Attack On Black Man

    10/16/2015 5:05:24 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 16 OCTOBER 2015 | CBS DALLAS
    HOUSTON (AP) — A white Houston-area man was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for committing a hate crime when he surprise punched an elderly black man. In federal court in Houston on Friday, Conrad Alvin Barrett was sentenced to prison followed by three years of probation. Barrett admitted in court to racial motivation in the Nov. 24, 2013, attack on his 81-year-old victim. Evidence showed Barrett filmed the attack on his cellphone. The 29-year-old Katy, Texas, man punched an 81-year-old man with such force that he fell to the ground. Barrett then laughed and said, “Knockout!” as...
  • Democrat Debate [Live thread]

    10/13/2015 2:55:19 PM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 1,557 replies
    Self | 10/15/2015 | EQAndyBuzz
    Might as well open a thread on this. This is going to be good.
  • CO Attorney General Orders Boulder to Stop Issuing Fake Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/27/2015 6:29:57 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Update: Hall ignored the deadline and proceeded to issue unconstitutional marriage licenses. As reported by The Denver Post: "This was not a hard decision. I'm proud to do this for my community," Hall said Tuesday afternoon, adding, "it's not about politics. This is about people who love each other." Hall's office has issued 88 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since Wednesday, when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck Utah's ban on gay marriage.
  • Office Depot Apologizes to Woman Over Anti-Abortion Fliers

    09/11/2015 8:40:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    AP/ABC ^ | 9/11/15
    <p>The CEO of Office Depot apologized Friday to a suburban Chicago woman who said the company discriminated against her religious beliefs when its employees told her that making copies of an anti-abortion prayer violated company policy.</p> <p>Maria Goldstein, who is Roman Catholic, asked the Office Depot in Schaumburg last month to make 500 copies of "A Prayer for Planned Parenthood."</p>
  • Emilio Estefan strikes back with ‘We’re All Mexican' [Anti-Trump Song]

    09/11/2015 3:49:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/10/15
    Grammy-winning producer Emilio Estefan is not happy with Donald Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric — and he’s gathering some friends to take a stand against it, according to Billboard.com. Billboard reports that Estefan, 62, has enlisted dozens of friends — including Shakira, Carlos Santana, Thalia, Pepe Aguilar and his wife, singer Gloria Estefan — record We’re All Mexican, which he describes as a musical “celebration of Hispanics and our accomplishments.” The track will also include reggaeton singer Wisin, Wyclef Jean, radio personality Enrique Santos and famed Spanish-American chef José Andrés, and will be released in late September. “There’s a message being sent...
  • For not doing their jobs, Obama defends Muslims but jails a Christian

    09/04/2015 4:42:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 3, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    For not doing their jobs, Obama defends Muslims but jails a Christian In May 2013, the Obama administration sued Star Transport, Inc., a trucking company based in Morton, Illinois, because it fired Muslim truck drivers who refused to drive trucks that were carrying alcoholic beverages.However, earlier this week, the Obama administration pursued federal action against Kim Davis, a Christian court clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and a federal judge put her in jail.Here’s my take on both of these incidents: if someone refuses to do their job, they should be fired. An...
  • Muslim Civil Liberties Group Claims Airline Violated Flight Attendant’s Constitutional Rights

    09/03/2015 4:32:51 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    detroit.cbslocal.com ^ | september 2, 2015
     A Muslim flightattendant has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO) claiming she was suspended from her job for not serving alcohol — which is against her religious beliefs. Lena Masri, an attorney for the Council of American Islamic Relations Michigan (CAIR), says Charee Stanley followed management’s directions, working out an arrangement with her coworkers to accommodate passenger requests for alcohol. However, Masri said, ExpressJet Airlines put Stanley on administrative leave after another attendant filed “an Islamophobic complaint” that referenced Stanley’s head scarf. “We notified ExpressJet Airlines of its obligation under the law to reasonably accommodate Ms. Stanley’s religious beliefs,” Masri said at a news conference in Farmington Hills...
  • [Vanity] How Come?

    09/01/2015 9:12:52 AM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    Meeeee!!!! | NOW | Me
    How come: 1. A white racist kills 9 blacks in a church and everyone screams to ban the Confederate flag, but a gay black man kills two white reporters and nobody wants to ban the rainbow flag or the African liberation flag? 2. Hillary Clinton compares Republicans to ISIS and nobody bats an eye, but Curt Schilling compares ISIS to the Nazis and everyone has a conniption (and Schilling gets suspended)? 3. A few hundred Black Lives Matter people march in Minnesota and they get plenty of media coverage, but over 20,000 march in Birmingham in Restoring Unity, retracing the...
  • After SC Shooting, There Were Flag Bans. Now an Awkward Question About VA is Burning Up the Internet

    08/29/2015 11:08:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 8/29/15 | VICTORIA TAFT
    After self-described “racist” killer Dylann Roof executed the black members of a church Bible study, people found photos of the killer holding the Confederate battle flag. There were also photos of him burning and stomping on the American flag — per the request of a social media activist. Suddenly, the ‘Southern Cross‘ was removed from the public square all over — state houses, companies, flag poles and college campuses. The murders prompted the call for the digging up the body of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the founder of the Ku Klux Klan. The Virginia murderer had in his possession the ‘gay...
  • Former NFL cheerleader sentenced to probation for rape

    08/22/2015 12:40:47 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/21/15
    GEORGETOWN, Del. – Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced Friday to two years of probation after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware. The 48-year-old collapsed to her knees in the courtroom after she was sentenced and wept as she apologized. Shattuck, who received a suspended 15-year prison sentence, must report every other weekend to a probation center in Delaware, register as a sex offender and continue therapy. The teen's parents said Shattuck stole their son's innocence and urged the judge to send her to prison to send a message to...
  • Man Fired for Reaction to Rainbow Flag

    07/15/2015 6:39:09 PM PDT · by gopno1 · 30 replies
    Fremont Tribune ^ | 7/15/2015 | Catherine Huddle/Lincoln Journal Star
    Three days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people of the same sex may marry one another, a flag went up outside the Alley bar at 1031 M St. It looked like an American flag, but it was the colors of the rainbow. And that made James "Tony" Cascio see red. "I found it highly insulting to deface our country's flag," said the 54-year-old Lincoln man who was working at a nearby construction site. "The fact that it's a gay bar has nothing to do with it," Cascio said Monday. "I went over and expressed my unhappiness. I even...
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Band)

    06/26/2015 6:21:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 29 replies
    The Band, Youtube ^ | Robertson, Robbie.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jREUrbGGrgM&list=RDjREUrbGGrgM#t=48 Virgil Caine is my name and I drove on the Danville train 'Til Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again. In the winter of '65, we were hungry, just barely alive. By May the 10th, Richmond had fell. It's a time I remember, oh so well. The night they drove old Dixie down And all the bells were ringing, The night they drove old Dixie down And all the people were singing They went, "Na,na,na.na, Na na na na na na na na na.'' Back with my wife in Tennessee, when one day she called to me,...
  • Bobby Jindal and Liberals’ Racist Double-Standard

    06/26/2015 5:44:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2015 | Kevin Williamson
    Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is, we are informed by all the best people, insufficiently ethnic. Governor Jindal, born in Baton Rouge, is Punjabi in the sense that your average Philadelphian with a surname ending in a vowel is Italian: ancestrally, trivially. Governor Jindal’s speech, culture, mannerisms, politics, religion, habits, and affect are as far removed from Chandigarh, the north Indian city where his parents met, as they are from Bogota or Stuttgart. The governor insistently rejects the tossed salad model in favor of the melting pot: an American is an American is an American, in his view. For his...
  • Our Civil War game has been removed from AppStore

    06/25/2015 7:07:56 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 25 replies
    Ultimate General: Gettysburg ^ | 06-25-2015 | Nick Thomadis
    As you may have been already informed, Apple has removed our game from AppStore because of usage of the Confederate Flag. Ultimate General: Gettysburg could be accepted back if the flag is removed from the game's content. We accept Apple's decision and understand that this is a sensitive issue for the American Nation. We wanted our game to be the most accurate, historical, playable reference of the Battle of Gettysburg. All historical commanders, unit composition and weaponry, key geographical locations to the smallest streams or farms are recreated in our game's battlefield. We receive a lot of letters of gratitude...
  • White America is complicit: Charleston, Dylann Roof and the country’s real race war

    06/24/2015 5:27:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | June 20, 2015 | Kali Holloway, Alternet
    In so many ways, the story of Dylann Roof, the shooting suspect who allegedly killed nine people in an historic South Carolina black church, is a parallel to the story of America itself. Who, at this point, can feign surprise at this latest massacre when it sits at the nexus of so much that is familiar and perfectly in line with the U.S. that we know? We are a country where mass shootings are weekly news, where gun violence is a fact of daily life, where there is a legacy of terror against black people and communities, where white racists...
  • Public Pot Smoking Could Be Put To Vote

    06/18/2015 8:13:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | June 18, 2015
    Marijuana use could soon be seen in bars, restaurants, or any public place if a proposed ballot measure makes it on the ballot and is passed by voters. “It says any private business can decide if it wants to permit adults to use marijuana,” said marijuana proponent Mason Tvert. Tvert, well-known as the driving force behind Amendment 64 which legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, is considering a new ballot measure that would vastly expand where people can use pot in Denver. “The community in Denver has been very clear that they don’t think adults should be treated like second-class citizens...
  • WATCH: Jerry Seinfeld Doubles Down On Anti-Liberal, PC Comments. Jabs Seth Meyers

    06/10/2015 7:37:02 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 32 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 06/10/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Jerry Seinfeld is on the micro aggressive trail lately. Like when he lashed out at liberal, PC culture, or when he may the ludicrous claim that your race or gender isn't as important in comedy as whether you're funny or not. But his comments here about gay French kings have really crossed the line. They deserved a voice too. Even better is his jab at Late Night host, Seth Meyers. VIDEO AT LINK Seinfeld even called out Seth Myers for saying he would never make fun of Caitlyn Jenner, which Meyers specified that he only meant on that day... "As...
  • Immigrants should be allowed to hit their children because there is a ‘different cultural’…(UK)

    06/09/2015 10:11:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:04 EST, 9 June 2015 | Ian Drury
    A High Court judge yesterday said immigrant parents should be allowed to slap and hit their children when they are new arrivals in Britain. To the outrage of children’s campaigners, Mrs. Justice Pauffley suggested police and social services should make allowance for foreigners because of the “different cultural context”. Her remarks came in a legal challenge from an Indian accused of beating his wife and seven-year-old son. […] In her ruling, the judge concluded: “I do not believe there was punitively harsh treatment of [the boy] of the kind that would merit the term ‘physical abuse’. Proper allowance must be...
  • You Can Be Prosecuted for Clearing Your Browser History

    06/07/2015 9:46:26 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 80 replies
    The Nation ^ | June 2, 2015 | Juliana DeVries
    Khairullozhon Matanov is a 24-year-old former cab driver from Quincy, Massachusetts. The night of the Boston Marathon bombings, he ate dinner with Tamerlan and Dhzokhar Tsarnaev at a kebob restaurant in Somerville. Four days later Matanov saw photographs of his friends listed as suspects in the bombings on the CNN and FBI websites. Later that day he went to the local police. He told them that he knew the Tsarnaev brothers and that they’d had dinner together that week, but he lied about whose idea it was to have dinner, lied about when exactly he had looked at the Tsarnaevs’...
  • Famous Elephant Dung Painting of Virgin Mary Could Fetch $2.3 Million at Auction

    06/02/2015 10:33:11 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    kabc ^ | 6-2-2015
    One of the most controversial art works of the 1990s is going up for auction, and it could be yours – elephant dung and all – for around $2.3 million. “The Holy Virgin Mary,” a 1996 painting by British artist Chris Ofili, created a firestorm of controversy when it was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1999. The painting depicts a black Madonna figure baring one breast, which is made from lacquered elephant dung and surrounded by butterfly-like formations of female genitalia (a play on the term putti, a type of cherub depicted in religious art). Many Catholics...
  • Let’s see if the Left will punish Bernie Sanders for his ’72 rape essay

    05/30/2015 5:34:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 5/30/15 | Jon Dougherty
    Left-wing Marxist Sen. Bernie Sanders penned a disgusting anti-woman ‘rape’ screed in ’72, but he’ll probably get away with it because, after all, he’s not a conservative It will be interesting to see what the mainstream media will make of an essay written by avowed socialist (and Democratic presidential contender) Sen. Bernie Sanders in 1972, in which he claimed, among other things, that a woman “fantasizes being raped by three men simultaneously.” Here’s a forecast: Sanders, because he’s on the Left side of politics like the mainstream media, will get a pass. Still, his campaign has already begun trying...
  • Christian beheads jihadist in Syria revenge killing: monitor

    05/29/2015 1:35:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people "executed" by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where IS holds large areas of the countryside. According to the monitor, the Christian fighter, a member of the minority Assyrian community, found the jihadist in the local village of Tal Shamiram. "He took him prisoner and when he found out he was a member of IS, the Assyrian fighter beheaded him in revenge for abuses committed...
  • A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Jessica Contrera
    ...This month, painter and photographer Richard Prince reminded us that what you post is public, and given the flexibility of copyright laws, can be shared — and sold — for anyone to see. As a part of the Frieze Art Fair in New York, Prince displayed giant screenshots of other people’s Instagram photos without warning or permission. The collection, “New Portraits,” is primarily made up of pictures of women, many in sexually charged poses. They are not paintings, but screenshots that have been enlarged to 6-foot-tall inkjet prints. According to Vulture, nearly every piece sold for $90,000 each. How is...
  • The Left Raves and Froths 'Biblical Law is THE threat to the USA'

    05/26/2015 7:31:38 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 12 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 5/26/15 | Steve Berman
    Nothing causes the lunatic Left to froth and rave and lose its mind like Christianity in action. Whenever something awful happens and Christians do what Christians are commanded to do: forgive, the left simply draws a blank.  That’s just a place in their brains where the door is permanently locked (even those on the left who call themsevles Christian). As one example, back in 2007, Matthew Murray shot and killed two Youth With a Mission (YWAM) trainees in Arvada, Colorado, escaped and drove to New Life Church in Colorado Springs, killing one more and wounding three.  Murray was shot and killed...
  • GOP debate rules could reignite questions about Cruz birthplace

    05/23/2015 9:28:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 23, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    Not surprisingly, the GOP presidential debates announced last week will be open only to candidates who can legally serve as president. That will make Fox News and CNN the first arbiters of Canada-born Ted Cruz’s eligibility. By putting him on stage, they will implicitly be granting a seal of approval to the only contender born outside the U.S. The U.S. Constitution says a president has to be a natural-born citizen. Fox and CNN both listed Article II, Section 1 among the requirements for would-be debaters. It’s inconceivable that either network would invoke that requirement to shut out the Texas senator....
  • The Case Against Gay Marriage: Top Law Firms Won’t Touch It

    04/12/2015 3:53:21 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 55 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/11/15 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — The stacks of Supreme Court briefs filed on both sides of the same-sex marriage cases to be heard this month are roughly the same height. But they are nonetheless lopsided: There are no major law firms urging the justices to rule against gay marriage. Leading law firms are willing to represent tobacco companies accused of lying about their deadly products, factories that spew pollution, and corporations said to be complicit in torture and murder abroad. But standing up for traditional marriage has turned out to be too much for the elite bar. The arguments have been left to...
  • Colorado Double Standard: Bakers Should Not Be Forced to Make Anti-Gay Cakes

    04/09/2015 5:06:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Bill Jack wants to make one thing perfectly clear: Bakers should not be forced to make a cake that would violate their conscience or freedom of expression. Jack, of Castle Rock, Colo., is making national headlines over an experiment he conducted in the wake of attacks on Christian business owners who refuse to provide services for same-sex marriages. Last year, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled that the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple who wanted a wedding cake. Jack Phillips, the owner of the cake shop, is a devout Christian, and his attorneys argued that...
  • Obama to Call for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth

    04/08/2015 5:49:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 142 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 8, 2015 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — A 17-year-old transgender youth, Leelah Alcorn, stunned her friends and a vast Internet audience in December when she threw herself in front of a tractor-trailer after writing in an online suicide note that religious therapists had tried to convert her back to being a boy. In response, President Obama this week will call for an end to such psychiatric therapies aimed at “repairing” gay, lesbian and transgender youth, White House officials said. His decision on the sensitive issue is the latest example of his continuing embrace of gay rights. In a statement to be posted on Wednesday evening...
  • Iran's Holocaust Cartoon Contest Receives 839 Submissions (RoP Promotes Holocaust Denial)

    04/07/2015 8:03:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    i24 News ^ | April 07th 2015 | I24NEWS
    Iran Holocaust cartoon contest receives hundreds of submissions • Over 300 artists from Iran and countries such as France, China sent in entries for controversial competition Hundreds of people from Iran and around the globe submitted entries for the Islamic Republic's Second International Holocaust Cartoon Contest, a competition official announced Monday. "839 artworks have also been sent to the secretariat, 686 of them have been sent to the cartoon section and 153 more are related to caricature section," Secretary Masud Shojaei-Tabatabaii told the semi-official Fars News Agency, marking the second time since 2006 that the country has held the controversial...
  • Video on Muslim bakers points to double standard on gay weddings

    04/04/2015 4:05:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    It turns out some Muslim-owned bakeries are no more willing to create wedding cakes for same-sex ceremonies than their Christian counterparts. Conservative podcast host Steven Crowder posted hidden-camera video Thursday showing employees at several Muslim-owned bakeries in Dearborn, Michigan, declining his business or referring him to other shops when he asked for a wedding cake with the message “Ben and Steven forever.” Which was fine with Mr. Crowder. “I’m not even saying these Muslim bakeries shouldn’t have a right to do whatever they did — they absolutely should — and many more of them would than Christian bakeries,” he said...
  • HIDDEN CAMERA: Gay Wedding Cake (Ordered) At Muslim Bakeries in Dearborn, MI

    04/02/2015 9:13:35 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 39 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | April 2, 2015 | Louder With Crowder
    Gay wedding cakes! Yes folks, I did this. I went there. You have this now. Actually, I taped this video a long time ago but due to audio corruption issues, was never able to upload it. Now that my in-house whizz kid, Jared was able to salvage the footage, I am passing it onto you. What do you think happens when a gay, like SUPER gay Crowder tries to get a super gay wedding cake baked at a Muslim bakery? I’m pretty sure you can guess, but you might as well watch this week’s adventure to Dearborn, MI to find...
  • Lois Lerner and Robert Menendez: A curious contrast from the DoJ

    04/02/2015 3:55:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, the Department of Justice offered a curious contrast in their fight against corruption, with actions in two cases sending competing messages. Apart, each case has its own highlights, and cover very different kinds of alleged corruption. Put together, though, it seems to tell an intriguing story about how this Department of Justice views its mission, and its targets, which is the subject of my column today at The Fiscal Times: Nearly eleven months later, the Department of Justice has decided to pass on enforcing the contempt charge. Even though Lerner offered testimony in her opening statement and her...
  • Well looky here! New Yorker shamelessly scrubs racist ‘uppity’ term from Ted Cruz article

    03/25/2015 9:22:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Yep. The power of Twitter has been shown time and time again. What sparked that comment this time? Well, this happened: