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  • What would you do if you won $3 million? This man spent it on meth

    07/27/2016 11:38:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 48 replies
    The State ^ | 7/27/2016 | TOM UHLER
    “When I win the lottery ...” How many of us have chanted that refrain, daydreaming about how we’d quit our jobs, grab our winnings and head to a secluded beach with the family to live in blissful paradise? Or whatever your imagination conjures life-after-hitting-the-jackpot to be. Of course it hardly ever turns out that way. We’re always hearing about lottery winners who blew it all. But Ronnie Music Jr., 45, a former maintenance supervisor in Georgia, has taken the storyline to a new depth. Music, who won $3 million in a scratch-off lottery game in Georgia last year, invested his...
  • Georgia Runoff Third District 7/26/2016 Results Thread

    07/26/2016 4:14:27 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 13 replies
    Self | 7/26/2016 | Self
    Georgia Runoff Third District 7/26/2016 Results Thread Mike Crane versus Drew Ferguson for the Boehner ally Lynn Westmoreland seat (Georgia 3rd). Anyone know a good place to get an up to date count?
  • Congressman: Jewish Settlers Are Like Termites

    07/25/2016 10:51:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/25/16 | Adam Kredo
    A Democratic member of the House Armed Services Committee compared Jewish Israeli settlers to termites on Monday while speaking at an event sponsored by an anti-Israel organization that supports boycotts of the Jewish state. Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) launched into a tirade against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians, comparing Jewish people who live in disputed territories to “termites” that destroy homes. Johnson also compared Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a remark that drew vocal agreement from those in the room. “There has been a steady [stream], almost like termites can get...
  • Georgia State prof: ‘ISIS not coming after us,’ France attack ‘increases right-wing politics’

    07/15/2016 10:19:41 AM PDT · by Hube · 114 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/15/2016 | College Fix Staff
    On CNN last evening, Georgia State professor Mia Bloom claimed that the terror group ISIS was not “coming after us,” and expressed concern that attacks like that in Nice, France yesterday increase the “degree of right-wing politics” and Islamophobia. Bloom took issue with former CIA analyst Bruce Sexton whom she believed wasn’t aware that the majority of ISIS’s victims are Muslims. “I do disagree with Mr. Sexton, because the fact is, and I’ll say this to you, Buck, directly, the vast majority of ISIS’ victims are Muslim. Not us. Not the West,” she said in a somewhat mocking tone. As...
  • Riverdale woman allegedly pulls gun during road rage incident on I-75

    07/13/2016 10:01:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Henry Herald ^ | July 13, 2016 | Kayla Langmaid
    McDONOUGH — A road rage incident landed a Riverdale woman in jail Friday morning after she allegedly aimed her gun at another driver on the interstate. The Henry County Police Department was called just before 7:30 a.m. to the area of Interstate 75 South and Ga. Highway 155 in response to a person with a gun. A man told dispatch a woman aimed a pink pistol at him while they were driving on I-75, a police report states. He told police that a lady driving a tan 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, who was later identified as 21-year-old Shavon Footman, was following...
  • ‘I wouldn’t change places with you’: 8th grader’s ‘white boy privilege’ poem goes viral

    07/12/2016 9:44:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    Global News ^ | July 12, 2016 | Emanuela Campanella
    Royce Mann, an eighth grader from Atlanta, Ga., took the Internet by surprise with his poem called, “white boy privilege” that he wrote and recited at his school’s poetry slam contest in May. In the video recently posted by his mother on YouTube, 14-year-old Mann expresses his thoughts on race, gender and equality issues. He began the poem by saying how grateful he was to have been born a white male and said that he loved his “white boy privilege.” “Dear women, I’m sorry, dear black people, I’m sorry… Dear everyone who isn’t a middle or upper class white boy,...
  • 'Dear Black People, I'm Sorry - but I wouldn't Change Places with you': Teen Unleashes Brutally ...

    07/12/2016 9:21:16 AM PDT · by Cecily · 92 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 13, 2016 | Carly Stern
    A video of a white high school student publicly talking about race has gone viral, but not for the reasons one might expect when they hear the phrase 'privileged white teenager'. In May, 14-year-old Royce Mann participated in a poetry slam at his private school in Atlanta, Georgia and took home the first place prize for the poem he wrote, which he called White Boy Privilege. In it, the eighth grader is brutally honest about the ways in which he better off because he isn't black, Asian-American, Native American, or a woman — and signs off with a call to...
  • Black Lives Matter protester complains that Atlanta PD are eating Chick-fil-A and they got none.

    07/11/2016 10:01:35 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 43 replies
    twitter.com/Breaking911 ^ | 8:06 PM - 11 Jul 2016 | Breaking911
    Black Lives Matter protester complains that APD are eating Chick-fil-A and they got none.pic.twitter.com/Nx51bqAjqd— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 12, 2016
  • Protesters stage sit-in outside Governor's mansion (Georgia)

    07/11/2016 7:33:43 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 14 replies
    wsbtv ^ | 07/11/2016 | Carl Willis
    Protesters have gathered for a fifth night, this time starting in Buckhead at the Lenox Square MARTA station. Channel 2’s Carl Willis is with the protesters who marched through Buckhead. Around 8:30 p.m., police began arresting protesters marching down Peachtree Road. There is no word yet on what they may be charged with. More protesters continued to march on. By About 9:30 p.m. the group had reached the Governor's mansion on West Paces Ferry Road.
  • Protests Continue; Atlanta Police Chief Worries

    07/11/2016 8:47:46 AM PDT · by Cecily · 26 replies
    The unanswered question for Atlanta Police chief George Turner: When will the protests end? As hundreds of demonstrators gathered Sunday for a fourth consecutive night in downtown Atlanta, Turner worried about the impact relentless heat and stress is having on his officers as they work 12 hour shifts trying to keep safe the public and the protesters. “They’ve been in the heat so long we don’t want them to lose their cool,” he said. Turner’s force has been widely praised for its levelheaded response to a massive march Saturday night where some 10,000 people railed against police shootings in far...
  • EXCLUSIVE–New Black Panther Leader: Blacks Need to Migrate to Five Southern States, Form ‘Country Wi

    07/10/2016 7:18:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 78 replies
    Reuters via breitbart.com ^ | July10, 2016 | Reuters via Aaron Klein
    Full title: EXCLUSIVE–New Black Panther Leader: Blacks Need to Migrate to Five Southern States, Form ‘Country Within a Country’ Babu Omowale, the so-called national minister of defense for the People’s New Black Panther Party, says his group and allied organizations have their sights set on establishing “our own government in a nation within a nation.” Omowale was speaking in an interview set to air Sunday night on this reporter’s talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and News Talk 990 AM in Philadelphia. Omowale used the interview to claim five states as...
  • Report: '95 percent probability' of Pence as Trump VP

    07/10/2016 4:26:56 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 190 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/10/2016 | Jessie Hellman
    Indiana scheduled for Tuesday is raising speculation that the presumptive Republican nominee will announce Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. The Washington Times reported Sunday evening that Pence has a “95 percent probability” of being Trump's choice, according to sources close to the campaign and to the governor. The first-term Indiana governor’s name has surfaced in recent weeks as a contender for the position. Pence tepidly endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas before the state's May primary, but later backed Trump, praising the chance to "take a new direction" in Washington. "The kind of leadership that I truly do...
  • EXCLUSIVE–New Black Panther Leader: Blacks Need to Migrate to Five Southern States, Form ‘Country Wi

    07/10/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 253 replies
    Reuters via Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2016 | Reuters via Aaron Klein
    Omowale was speaking in an interview set to air Sunday night on this reporter’s talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and News Talk 990 AM in Philadelphia. Omowale used the interview to claim five states as belonging to the “Black Nation”: Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. The revolutionary stated: “We just need to start migrating back to those states and taking control of the economics in those states. If black people move in, most definitely white people will move out. So it’s not a hard process for us to...
  • Piedmont Park hanging: What we know

    07/09/2016 8:06:37 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 22 replies
    AJC ^ | July 8, 2016 | Asia Burns
    While authorities said the scene was consistent with a suicide, the case has been referred to the FBI. Officials dispeled rumors the Ku Klux Klan’s involvement. A black man’s body was discovered hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park early Thursday.
  • Danny Glover and Leaders Of Major Groups Renew Reparations Push in Atlanta Summit

    07/09/2016 12:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Black Star News ^ | June 15, 2016
    Members of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) were enthusiastically received in Atlanta June 10th and 11th for two days of meetings, designed to intensify the movement to win reparations for African Americans for centuries of enslavement and generations of damaging discriminatory policies. The primary purpose for the gathering was to give people from the Atlanta area and region an opportunity to hear and make recommendations on the Commission’s Preliminary 10 Point Reparations Program -which was presented at a Community Hearing and Town Hall Meeting at the historic Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC). “People of African descent have no reason...
  • Black Lives Matter protesters sprayed with tear gas in Phoenix as rally spirals out of control...

    07/09/2016 11:05:10 AM PDT · by GilGil · 70 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 7/8/2016 | Ollie Gillman and Khaleda Rahman
    Police fired pepper spray at the protesters in Phoenix, who were seen running away and shielding their eyes A white man holding a Donald Trump 'Make America Great Again' placard interrupted the protest on Friday night In Rochester, New York, 74 people were arrested for blocking the street after protesters sat down Thousands of protesters blocked a highway in Atlanta, Georgia, as they marched against police brutality An estimated 5,000 people halted traffic as they demanded justice for black men killed at the hands of police There was a heavy police presence during the protest, with officers on high alert...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Newt Gingrich: I Would Consider Being Trump’s Running Mate

    07/09/2016 9:57:27 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 170 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9 July 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells Breitbart News that he would consider being Republican candidate Donald Trump’s running mate in November’s general election. Asked if Trump has asked him to be running mate, Gingrich said, “No.” Asked if he would consider being running mate, Gingrich said, “Yes.” But, “I think he has to make that decision.” “It is the most extraordinary campaign of its time,” the former speaker added. “He’s come out of nowhere and defeated 16 other candidates.” “If he catches fire he could be much like Reagan in 1980,” Gingrich said, noting that Trump could match those record...
  • Gunman in stolen vehicle shoots at north Georgia police officer

    07/08/2016 2:17:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Jacksonville.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | ap
    ATLANTA — A man in a passing vehicle accused of opening fire on a police officer on patrol in Georgia will likely be charged with aggravated assault on the officer, authorities said Friday. A suspect was apprehended after a short car chase and is in custody. The shooting happened in Roswell, a city just north of Atlanta, early Friday, just hours after a sniper attack killed five police officers in Dallas, and officers were already on edge, Roswell Det. Zachary Frommer said. Victor Alonzo Majia Nunez, 21, was being questioned by detectives Friday. Police have not released a motive. Asked...
  • Newt Gingrich: White Americans ‘Don’t Understand Being Black in America’

    07/08/2016 9:53:41 AM PDT · by Cecily · 323 replies
    Never let it be said that Newt Gingrich is predictable. As the political world waits to see if the former Georgia congressman and U.S. House speaker gets tapped to be Donald Trump’s running mate, Gingrich teamed up with his former Crossfire partner Van Jones to discuss this week’s shootings in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Minnesota. Speaking on Facebook Live, Gingrich was his typically direct self. But, in this age of polarized politics, whether it be of the electoral or racial variety, Gingrich’s comments were also remarkable. Here is the key quote: “It took me a long time, and a number...
  • Jimmy Carter: Israeli-Palestinian conflict a cause of Paris attacks

    01/13/2015 7:59:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    JTA ^ | 01/13/2015
    Former President Jimmy Carter said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was among the factors that led to the deadly attacks last week in Paris. Carter made the assertion Monday night during an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. “Well, one of the origins for it is the Palestinian problem. And this aggravates people who are affiliated in any way with the Arab people who live in the West Bank and Gaza, what they are doing now — what’s being done to them. So I think that’s part of it,” Carter told Stewart. He called the training in the...
  • Avengers Assemble: Alice Stewart Pitches Ted Cruz as Donald Trump’s Vice President

    07/04/2016 11:27:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 4, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Could the two most ferocious Republican presidential candidates in a generation put aside their very personal differences and unite for the good of the country? That’s what the communications director for the one who lost said in an Independence Day appearance on CNN. “I think we’re looking at someone like Newt Gingrich or possibly Chris Christie,” Alice Stewart, Sen. Ted Cruz’s ex-communications director from his 2016 GOP presidential bid, said on CNN when asked whom she thinks presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump will pick as his vice president. But as to who would be best for Trump in a general...
  • Newt Gingrich Makes Announcement That Many Have Been Awaiting

    07/06/2016 3:53:37 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 138 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 6, 2016 | Kevin Whitson
    After months of speculation, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has just confirmed he is being vetted to be Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s vice president... Hannity led with a brief discussion of a Drudge Report poll indicating the American people most wanted Gingrich to be selected as the vice president... Hannity then directed a more pointed question at the former House speaker: “Are you being vetted?” “I think they’ve been very clear all along that I’m one of the four or five people that they’re vetting,” Gingrich said. “When do you think that decision will be made? My guess is...
  • Trump VP search enters home stretch as pick likely next week

    07/05/2016 9:51:49 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's much anticipated vice presidential pick is expected to be announced next week, a Trump adviser told CNN Tuesday... Does Trump want to double the bombast by picking a brash straight-talker who mirrors his own style, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich? Does he prefer someone whose Washington experience and message discipline would counter his freelancing, like Indiana Gov. Mike Pence? Or does he want to elevate a rising star, like Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst or Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton? Pence and his wife Karen met with Trump at his New Jersey...
  • Spelman, Morehouse investigate gang-rape allegations posted by anonymous Twitter account

    07/04/2016 9:19:44 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5 | Elahe Izadi
    Two historically black colleges in Atlanta are investigating sexual-assault allegations posted on an anonymous Twitter account that described the rape of a Spelman student by four Morehouse students. The alleged gang rape at a party was detailed in series of tweets posted Monday under the handle @RapedAtSpelman, which self-identified as a freshman at the women’s college.
  • Sen. Joni Ernst makes one list as a possible VP for Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 8:11:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 164 replies
    KYIV.com ^ | 30 Apr 2016
    The Washington Post published an article listing five candidates likely to be considered to be Trump's vice president. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa is on that list. Ernst is Iowa's first female U.S. Senator. Ernst was not well known When she ran for the senate seat vacated by the retiring Tom Harkin. KWWL-TV caught up with Ernst and asked if she would consider serving as Donald Trump's vice president. "I would say, 'did my mother pay you to say that?', Ernst said. "But, no. I would have to consider it, but I love what I do in the United...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • VP vetting? Trump meets with Sen. Joni Ernst

    Donald Trump on Monday spent part of his July 4th with Sen. Joni Ernst -- fueling speculation that the Iowa freshman senator could be on the short list of his vice presidential picks. Ernst told Fox News they had a "good conversation," adding, "I will continue to share my insights with Donald about the need to strengthen our economy, keep our nation safe, and ensure America is always a strong, stabilizing force around the globe." Earlier, Trump tweeted, "I look forward to meeting (Ernst) today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!"
  • Trump Tweets Fuel VP Speculation, Cites Joni Ernst, Mike Pence, Tom Cotton

    07/04/2016 9:27:24 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 115 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2016
    Donald Trump announced he would meet with Sen. Joni Ernst on Monday, one of several recent names dropped on his Twitter feed that are fueling speculation over his highly-anticipated vice presidential selection. "I look forward to meeting @joniernst today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!" Trump tweeted early Monday. Ernst's name appeared in reports on VP shortlists over the weekend, and a senior Trump adviser confirmed to CNN that Ernst is being considered. Trump also doled out some conspicuous praise for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, who have also...
  • Ernst on Trump's VP list, sources say

    07/04/2016 8:46:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/3/2016 | Jamie Gangel, Jim Acosta and Sara Murray,
    Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is among the candidates being considered to become Donald Trump's running mate, a source with knowledge of Trump's vice presidential selection process tells CNN. Another source close to the process confirmed the information. It's not clear whether the freshman Republican senator and tea party star has received paperwork from the campaign or is just being scrutinized through the wealth of publicly accessible information about her. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are also being considered, the source said. A senior Trump campaign adviser confirmed Pence is being...
  • North Georgia newspaper publisher jailed over open records request

    07/03/2016 8:31:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 30 - July 1, 2016 | Rhonda Cook
    A North Georgia newspaper publisher was indicted on a felony charge and jailed overnight last week – for filing an open-records request. Fannin Focus publisher Mark Thomason, along with his attorney Russell Stookey, were arrested on Friday and charged with attempted identity fraud and identity fraud. Thomason was also accused of making a false statement in his records request. Thomason’s relentless pursuit of public records relating to the local Superior Court has incensed the court’s chief judge, Brenda Weaver, who also chairs the state Judicial Qualifications Commission. Weaver took the matter to the district attorney, who obtained the indictments. Thomason...
  • Charlie Daniels in West Georgia endorses Trump

    07/04/2016 5:22:34 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 22 replies
    7/04/2016 | nikos1121
    Went to the Charlie Daniel's Concert last night @ Sweetland Outdoor Theater in LaGrange, GA. Charlie has endorsed Trump. He gave a rousing talk about how this country is going to hell in a hand basket. There was a real sense of fear and forboding in his voice. Anyway was a warm Georgia evening, and Charlie was great, and I wore my Make America Great Again hat, and people kept giving me the thumbs up. I can't see how this country will vote for anyone but Trump, not when places like West Georgia are all out for him. If you...
  • Gingrich wins Western straw poll for Trump running mate

    07/04/2016 2:20:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won Sunday’s Republican vice presidential straw poll of attendees at the Western Conservative Summit. Mr. Gingrich, who took 194 votes, for 20 percent of the 985 votes cast, was followed by Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, who spoke Saturday at the three-day conference and took 148 votes, or 15 percent. Rounding out the top five were three former Republican presidential candidates: ex-Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas....
  • Gingrich: New York Times, Washington Post in 'all-out war' against Trump

    07/03/2016 5:10:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 3, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that two of the country’s most prominent newspapers are in an “all-out war” against Donald Trump. During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, Gingrich blasted the news outlets, saying they are lying about the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “Both The New York Times and The Washington Post have been in an all-out war to try to redefine Donald Trump,” he said. Gingrich pointed to a Times article that portrayed Trump as often being inappropriate with women. The report relied on testimony from dozens of women who have interacted with...
  • Teenage Trump supporter receives death threats

    07/02/2016 2:45:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WOIO-TV ^ | July 2, 2016 | Adam Murphy
    ATLANTA (CBS46) - Two weeks following a heated debate with a protestor at a Donald Trump rally in Atlanta, life has drastically changed for 16-year-old Quay Manuel. “I was just thinking I’m going to out-smart him with kindness,” Manuel said. Manuel became an overnight sensation on social media, but not everyone was a fan. He’s received numerous death threats for his support of Trump. “I would say about 7 or 8,” Manuel said. The teenage Trump supporter has been brutally harassed online. “One comment I remember said that we should go clip this n*****, and clip means we’re going to...
  • Judge Denies Efforts to Block Citizenship Verification of New Voters in Three States

    07/02/2016 2:01:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | July 1, 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Liberal groups sought to stop Kansas, Georgia, and Alabama from verifying citizenship status of newly registered votersA federal judge on Wednesday denied the request of a number of liberal groups who wanted to block a rule allowing states to verify the citizenship status of newly registered voters.The lawsuit, which was brought forth by the League of Woman Voters and a number of other liberal groups, sought a preliminary injunction to prevent three states from using a rule issued in January by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The rule allows the states to use citizenship verification instructions in the federally...
  • Emory University Student Killed by ISIS in Dhaka Attack

    07/02/2016 7:41:15 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    GP ^ | July 2,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Emory University student Abinta Kabir was killed yesterday during the ISIS restaurant siege in Dhaka. The terrorists stormed the restaurant screaming “Allahu Akbar.” ** Hostages who could cite the Koran were spared. ** ISIS barbarians posted photos of the victims online during the siege. Twenty hostages were killed during the attack. Yahoo reported: Emory University says in an email to employees that one of the Dhaka restaurant attack victims was Abinta Kabir, a student at the school’s campus in Oxford, Georgia. She was visiting family and friends in Bangladesh when she was taken hostage and killed. University president James Wagner...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • Mastermind of Istanbul Airport Attack Had Been Georgian Informant, Official Says

    07/01/2016 9:12:51 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 33 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 07.01.16 2:20 PM ET | Anna Nemtsova
    IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL07.01.16 2:20 PM ET Mastermind of Istanbul Airport Attack Had Been Georgian Informant, Official Says Akhmed Chatayev is blamed for planning the deadly attack in Turkey, and an official says he was on the government payroll before returning to jihad. ODESSA, Ukraine — Sometimes the world of terror and counterterror is amazingly small. The day after at least 43 people were killed and more than 235 injured in a terrorist attack on Istanbul’s international airport, Turkish officials announced the arrest of the alleged mastermind behind the attack: Akhmed Chatayev, an ethnic Chechen from Russia who,...
  • Conservatives Will Get a Kick Out of Which Fast Food Joint Dems Called During Their Sit-In

    06/28/2016 9:15:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 6/23/2016 | Conor Swanberg
    Democrats have been making a dramatic scene in the House this week by staging a “sit-in” with hopes to force a vote on further gun control laws, spurred by Omar Mateen’s attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. But even politicians get a little hungry when they are busy sitting on the floor, so they decided to call for some delivery—and conservatives will probably get a kick out of what they ordered. TMZ caught interns bringing in a big cart of Chick-fil-A for the famished protesters.
  • Democrats go too far on guns

    06/28/2016 4:16:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 june 2016 | Ben Boychuk
    Once upon a time, Democrats would sit-in to press for civil rights. Today, they sit-in to take civil rights away. How else to describe the goal of last week's 24-hour sit-in by House Democrats? They took to the floor Wednesday demanding a vote on gun control legislation in the wake of last week's terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Gun ownership is a right. Due process of law is a right. The government needs to meet a very high threshold before denying citizens either one. Rep. John Lewis led the protest, which devolved into screaming matches early Thursday....
  • [VANITY] PRESIDENTIAL POLL WEST GEORGIA:NON-WHITE VOTERS TRUMP 33%--CLINTON 67%

    06/27/2016 10:58:01 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 63 replies
    June 27, 2016 | nikos1121
    Some friends and I conducted a non-scientific telephone poll between June 24 to June 26. I used the following cell phone number Area Code and Pre-fixes and a common first number found with each followed by three numbers at random. 706-302-5xxx 706-333-5xxx 706-416-2xxx 706-594-4xxx 706-780-1xxx 404-423-1xxx 678-633-0xxx 678-677-0xxx 250 registered voters "who plan on voting" were polled. Non-registered voters or registered voters who plan not to vote were not counted. Affiliation was 37% Democrat, 44% Republican, 19% Independent. Ethnicity: White 82% Non-white 18% Military Family (active or retired): 23% Question asked: If the election were held today, who would you...
  • Gingrich at FOX News Sunday- Talking About Hillary Clinton's & Trump's Comments on BREXIT; 6/25

    06/26/2016 10:37:15 AM PDT · by GilGil · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/25/2016 | Chric Wallace
    Newt Gingrich at FOX News Sunday - Talking About Hillary Clinton's & Trump's Comments on BREXIT
  • Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to force gun vote

    06/22/2016 9:36:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 169 replies
    politico.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | RACHAEL BADE, HEATHER CAYGLE and BEN WEYL
    More than two dozen House Democrats staged a "sit-in" on the House floor Wednesday in protest of GOP leadership's refusal to allow a vote on a gun control measure following the Orlando massacre. Led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and more than 40 Democrats walked into the chamber just before noon and pledged to “occupy” the House floor until GOP leadership allowed a vote. Democrats have tried numerous times over the past week to force a vote on a so-called "no fly, no buy" bill, which would bar terror suspects on the “no-fly" list from purchasing...
  • New Jersey governor proposes flat rate for education funding

    06/21/2016 3:45:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:17pm EDT | Hilary Russ
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed overhauling the state’s education funding formula to provide all public school districts with a flat rate of $6,599 per student. Calling it his “Fairness Formula” in policy statements on Tuesday, Christie said aid for special needs students would continue even with any potential formula change. Schools are funded through property taxes, which in New Jersey are some of the highest in the nation because of the state’s “unaffordable and broken school funding formula propped up by special interests and misguided Supreme Court precedent,” Christie said in a statement. …
  • GA County Has Trouble Organizing Gun “buy back”

    06/18/2016 6:29:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to organize a gun turn in event in Atlanta, Georgia.  They hope to raise $100,000 to fund the event.  Two years ago, $40,000 was raised for a turn in event that brought in about a thousand firearms.  That event had competition from private buyers, who got some good deals.There is a gofundme link for the event at the Sheriff Department website, but the link is not working. A correspondent says that the site raised $130 before it was closed.  At the Sheriff Department site, Sheriff Ted Jackson states his support for the...
  • Police K-9 Dies After Being Left in Hot Patrol Car

    06/15/2016 9:04:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 15, 2016
    A police K-9 died after its handler left the dog in the back of a patrol car for nearly three hours. The Cherokee County Marshal’s Office and the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office were called out to the home of Cherokee County School Police Lt. Daniel Peabody on Friday after getting a call that the police dog had died, WSB-TV reports. Peabody arrived home around 4:15 p.m. and left the 4-year-old Belgian Malinois named Inka in the back of the car, with the engine turned off, while he dealt with another dog inside his home. “He gets out, turns the car off,...
  • LIVE STREAM:Trump in Atlanta 6/15/2016 12pm EDT.

    06/15/2016 2:41:53 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 494 replies
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    Wednesday, June 15, 2016: LIVE streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Atlanta, GA at the Fox Theater. Coverage will begin at 12:00 PM EDT. Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 12:00 PM EDT Atlanta, GA Fox Theater
  • Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani Have Bold Plans to Make Trumpism Even Worse

    06/14/2016 1:30:58 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    Esquire ^ | June 14th, 2016 | By Charles P. Pierce
    Of all the predictable political responses to the mass murder in Orlando, the immediate impulse of non-Trumpian Republicans to dive for the handiest authoritarian solution is the most predictable of all. Here, among the Fox News electric teevee machine mannequins, is He, Trump's future Attorney General, explaining why the Bill of Rights now has to stop at only two amendments, and the first one doesn't count. Via Mediate: "There's no minister, there's no rabbi in this city — nor are there some imams — that object to having police officers in their congregation," he argued. "In fact, they want them...
  • Cops go to wrong home in GA and kill homeowner

    06/12/2016 1:54:15 PM PDT · by apoliticalone · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6-10-16 | Jeff Martin AP
    A Georgia homeowner shot in the neck after police went to the wrong house has died, a lawyer for the family said Friday. William Powell, 63, died Thursday afternoon at Atlanta Medical Center, attorney Keith Martin said. A preliminary review of the 911 call indicates the three officers who responded had gone to the wrong home and showed up at Powell's house, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Powell was armed with a gun and was shot in the neck by Sgt. Patrick D. Snook, the GBI said in a report. Snook is on paid leave, the standard protocol in...
  • Gallup: Satisfaction With Country Under Obama Is Lowest Since Carter

    06/10/2016 7:21:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 62 replies
    cns news ^ | 10 June, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    <p>According to Gallup, Americans' satisfaction levels with the way things are going in the U.S. are low and President Obama will be leaving office with a lower overall satisfaction average of any president since Jimmy Carter.</p> <p>Only 29% of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. according to the Gallup poll conducted during the first week of June.</p>