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  • MA: Drunken Teens Attempt Break in. 1 Shot, Homeowner Charged

    07/24/2016 4:06:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Massachusetts has a very weak "castle doctrine" law.  It provides for a defense that can be hard to prove.  It may provide little protection for the homeowner in this case. Three young males, at least two of which had been drinking, approach a dwelling and pound on the door.  The door is locked. The resident "tried to communicate".  At least one continues to pound on the door.  The resident calls 911 to report an attempted break in. Someone (presumably the person pounding on the door)  breaks out some glass.  The resident, fearing a home invasion, fires through the door,...
  • Randy Barnett: To Secure These Rights

    07/24/2016 2:07:27 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 24th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In the first chapter to his superb new book, Our Republican Constitution, Professor Randy Barnett opens with the events and intellectual background that led to our Declaration of Independence. Of primary importance is the concept and place of natural law and natural rights. Thousands of men risked their necks in order to assume “the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature” entitled them. Whatever structures of government were to follow, their designs would recognize self-evident truths, that all men are in possession of God-given, natural, unalienable rights. While the literature of the time emphasized rights to life,...
  • Warren to La Raza conference: We won't build Trump's 'stupid wall'

    07/24/2016 2:03:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 23, 2016 | Kristin East
    As Hillary Clinton rolled out her running mate Tim Kaine in Miami Saturday, erstwhile VP pick contender Elizabeth Warren was also in Florida, slamming Donald Trump's "stupid wall" at the National Council of La Raza conference in Orlando. The Massachusetts senator drew a clear divide between Trump and the country's Hispanic population, telling attendees that Hispanics were disproportionately hit by the 2008 housing crisis while accusing the Republican nominee of profiting from it. "We will never build Donald Trump's stupid wall," she told the crowd to cheers during her 20-minute address, adding that "diversity has made this country strong." Previously,...
  • Post DNCLeaks: What will DNC, Hillary and MSN Do now?

    07/23/2016 9:37:03 PM PDT · by VA is for Freepers · 33 replies
    Self | 7-24-16 | Mike Waters
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  • Laffer Curve Needs Change in Terminology From Government Speak to Individual Rights and Freedom

    07/23/2016 1:01:38 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 8 replies
    Love to see everyone enjoying the afterglow of this amazing GOP Convention. Haven’t felt like this politically since 1980. I think morning is once again coming to America. Art Laffer, economist, has analyzed Trumps chances and it brought up some thoughts I have on the Laffer Curve. I love the curve but I hate the terminology... Laffer and Reagan brought us an unprecedented and historic 25 years of growth and prosperity until the Left finally shut it down. Tax cuts are a must, but we need to flip the reasoning - we need to change the terminology and the paradigm...
  • Incirlik Air Base Being Held Hostage

    07/23/2016 8:10:57 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 23 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, July 23, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Incirlik Air Base is located in the Ä°ncirlik quarter of the city of Adana, Turkey. The United States Air Force and the Turkish Air Force are the primary users of the base, although it is also used by the Royal Air Force and by the Royal Saudi Air Force. The air base has continued to rely on backup generators since the failed coup plunged the country into crisis. Commercial power was cut to the base in and the airspace above it closed to air traffic within hours of last Friday's attempted military takeover in the NATO country. There is little...
  • The Black Heroes Who Took Down the Freddie Gray Hoax

    07/23/2016 8:02:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/23/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    Despite claims of racism, Freddie Gray hoax was fought in a mostly black city between black officials. Even half the police officers charged in the case were black. The Freddie Gray case came down not to black or white, but to telling the truth Judge Barry G. Williams once again handed the Freddie Gray lynch mob a decisive defeat, shredding the prosecution’s case against Lt. Brian Rice, the highest ranking police officer targeted by the mob. Judge Williams stated firmly that, the court “cannot be swayed by sympathy, prejudice or public opinion.” Instead he insisted that it had to follow...
  • Hillary taps pro-TPP, pro bank, Tim Kaine for VP - ‘Loves’ that he’s boring

    07/23/2016 7:59:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/23/16 | Robert Laurie
    Exciting absolutely no one Well, it looks like the rumor everyone has already heard turned out to be the worst-kept secret in American politics. Hillary Clinton has selected Virginia Senator Tim Kaine to be her vice-presidential running mate. As the Grey Lady (The New York Times, not Hillary) reports:
  • TRUMP SETS THE BAR HIGH FOR LOW ETHICS HILLARY

    07/23/2016 7:57:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/23/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Continuing down the road to socialism or reversing course and embracing capitalism; saving our country from terrorism, illegal aliens, and criminals who target police officers or moving the country toward more lawlessness and chaos? Donald Trump gave the speech of his life to conclude a rowdy, but successful, Republican National Convention. As with all Trump productions, there was showmanship and plenty of self-promotion and the American people loved it. Ratings skyrocketed with over 22 million Americans tuned in to the GOP Cleveland convention on a daily basis. In his masterful 76-minute speech, Trump covered all of the important issues such...
  • Remember When the Left Was Against Torture?

    07/23/2016 7:55:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-23-16 | Brother Bob
    I really miss the days of slow news cycles when the press would have to look for excuses to bury a story like this instead of somewhat legitimately burying it under the latest terrorist atrocity, whether by Islamists or Black Lives matter. Remember those innocent days of a decade ago? When stories about US soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib could warrant Page 1 coverage at The New York Times for 32 straight days?This is, of course, because the Left is naturally against torture. This is because they are better people than the rest of us and need to...
  • LA Times Op Ed Says Hillary Win Only Way to Avert Coup [semi-satire]

    07/23/2016 6:42:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 July 2016 | John Semmens
    Fear that Trump might be elected president prompted hysteria from leftist loon James Kirchick in an op ed he wrote in this week's LA Times. "If voters don't put Hillary in the White House our only option may be a military coup against a President Trump," Kirchick warns. Kirchick contends that such a first ever violent overthrow of an election outcome in this country "would be defensive in nature. Trump is outside the mainstream of the governing coalition that has run this country for the last 25 years. Even if he wins a majority of votes his ascension to office...
  • If Trump Wins, Sure Looks Like Clinton Email Investigation Will be Reopened

    07/22/2016 10:42:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    LawNewz ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told a revved up Republican crowd on Thursday that “if Donald Trump becomes president, the statute of limitations is not up. There is no double jeopardy. We can reopen the case.” This isn’t the first hint that we’ve gotten that a possible President Trump would go after Clinton for her use of private email server while serving as Secretary of State. In fact, the Republican presidential hopeful has said so himself. “Go get ’em,” one Republican reportedly shouted to Giuliani after he made that announcement at the event in Cleveland, according to The New...
  • Lawsuit filed: Obama and Lynch are ‘Not Above the Law’

    07/22/2016 7:55:08 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 17 replies
    drrichswier.com ^ | 7/16/2016 | Suzanne Shattuck
    It appears as though Hillary Clinton isn’t the only one who is above the law these days. Apparently President Obama and Loretta Lynch really know how to play the shell-game. One would think Lynch would be watching her behavior after the appearance of a conflict of interest in meeting privately on an airplane with Bill Clinton right before the final Benghazi report came out, but apparently not. President Obama. along with the top law officer of the United States, Loretta Lynch, as the Attorney general made life extremely difficult for a veteran law enforcement officer and process server to deliver...
  • Greenfield: The Black Heroes Who Took Down the Freddie Gray Hoax

    07/22/2016 5:26:25 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | July 22, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, July 22, 2016 The Black Heroes Who Took Down the Freddie Gray Hoax Posted by Daniel Greenfield Judge Barry G. Williams once again handed the Freddie Gray lynch mob a decisive defeat, shredding the prosecution’s case against Lt. Brian Rice, the highest ranking police officer targeted by the mob. Judge Williams stated firmly that, the court “cannot be swayed by sympathy, prejudice or public opinion.” Instead he insisted that it had to follow the law. Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who became a national figure by heading the Freddie Gray lynch mob, did not even bother to show up....
  • Gov. Brown signs law requiring registration of homemade guns

    07/22/2016 4:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Myers
    Californians who assemble their own weapons from parts they've bought or gathered will have to apply for a state-issued serial number under a law signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown signed Assembly Bill 857, which imposes a new mandate on anyone who buys components that can be made into a fully functional firearm. Those weapons are not currently traceable in the same way as buying a fully operating firearm. Democrats pushed through the bill last month as part of a sweeping package of proposals inspired by recent shootings. Several of those bills, including an effort to impose new rules...
  • In case you were wondering where Hillary stood when it comes to police

    07/22/2016 4:30:44 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-22-16 | DrJohn
    Word comes that Hillary Clinton has invited Michael Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden to speak at the DNC Convention next week. McSpadden is the mother of Michael Brown. Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson after Brown refused a lawful police order, assaulted Wilson and then tried to take Wilson's weapon, which was discharged in the police cruiser. Brown was killed as he charged Wilson, again refusing to obey Wilson's lawful orders. The facts can be reviewed in the video here. Michael Brown, as did Alton Sterling, brought on his own demise. Subsequently, McSpadden got into a fight over the sale of...
  • Why Are #Cruzers' Arguing with God?

    07/22/2016 11:15:55 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 71 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 7/22/16 | Black & Blonde Media
    Liberals assume the know more than anyone else. Liberals assume they should get what they want despite the impact on others. Ted Cruz' supporters actively prayed for his nomination for President of the United States and truly believed their prayers would be answered in the way THEY wanted.
  • Notice:There’s a separation between Mosque and State

    07/22/2016 10:07:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | Diane Berderman
    We must take back our Constitution and reverse the perverse interpretations by lawyers of the Charter for Rights and Freedoms so that all children in Canadian schools learn how to get along with one another in a secular world For those who many not be aware, there is in Canada a separation between mosque and state. Our public school system is secular. As in non-religious affiliated. Except on Ontario where we have a Catholic system that dates back to the BNA Act of 1867. The beauty of Canada is that all religions are treated equally. No one religious group getting...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown: Facilitating The Inevitable California Collapse

    07/22/2016 10:04:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | Katy Grimes
    California's dear leader is killing the golden state: Californians, gird your loins in anticipation of the tax onslaught “California is definitely back,” Governor Jerry Brown boasted in 2014. Brown then proclaimed the state a “job creation engine,” proving he was still living in the 1960s. However, Brown has shown little stomach for sensible tax and regulatory cuts, and instead pays lip service to the media about how fiscally prudent he is…. everything he touches turns Brown. For a state $130 Billion upside down in budget debt, and another $750 Billion of long term unfunded public employee pension debt, the estrangement...
  • The Real Threats and Blame vs The Liberal Abstract Threats and Blame

    07/22/2016 9:28:14 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 1 replies
    The RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 07-22-2016 | RedNeckoBlogger
    WARNING! RedneckoBlogger opines! Media and Liberals are in apoplexy at Trump’s speech. This shows they do indeed occupy an alternate universe from real working folks... Trump’s strongest base! Liberals always sell fear of the ABSTRACT, while NEVER recognizing and often denying the fear of the REAL. If you fear the real threat of an ISIS nut yelling "Allahu Akbar" while shooting down gays or driving a truck through a crowd, you’re a "bigot"! If you fear an attack by an illegal immigrant felon on his 10th return from deportation, you’re a "hater". BUT... If you fear the abstract nonsense that...
  • Good News for Trump: The conservative pundit class hated his speech

    07/22/2016 9:15:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | ROBERT LAURIE
    He can win this. Last night, while watching Donald Trump’s speech, I realized two things. The first was that the so-called “conservative pundit class” would hate his address. The second is that this election is now Trump’s to lose. On the first point, I was proven right before the speech even ended. A quick glance at Twitter confirmed that the usual cadre of east coast, RNC faithful, talking heads were trashing Trump. His speech was “too dark,” or it was “negative,” or it was “fear mongering.” Folks like Red State’s Erick Erickson spent the night comparing Trump to Hitler, while...
  • While the RNC played out, the donkeys took over the Fox house

    07/22/2016 9:07:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, it’s Goodbye ’Fair and Balanced’, ‘Hello Progressive Propaganda.’ While most attention was on the captivating histrionics of the 2016 Republican National Convention, the progressives were taking over Fox News. ‘Ailes is out as Fox News head, Murdoch named acting chief’ (AP, July 21, 2016)
  • ARG poll showing Clinton up 43/42 has internal numbers good for Trump and bad for her

    07/22/2016 9:01:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/22/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The implosion of the NeverTrump movement that came with Ted Cruz’s public political suicide will have a very beneficial effect on Donald Trump’s campaign to win the Presidency. Hillary Clinton was once leading Trump by as much as 12 points. That has fizzled down to a virtual tie in poll after poll and there are clear reasons why. When Hillary was courting Bernie Sanders for his backing she was in the news; and that led to a 7 point Rasmussen lead for Trump because of the “Morris rule.” The “Dick Morris rule” says Hillary’s numbers go up when she is...
  • Trump Speech One for the Ages

    07/22/2016 8:58:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | JIM O'Neill
    Time to strike off our chains! America is a nation of believers, dreamers, and strivers that is being led by a group of censors, critics, and cynics. Remember: all of the people telling you that you can’t have the country you want, are the same people telling you that I wouldn’t be standing here tonight. No longer can we rely on those elites in media, and politics, who will say anything to keep a rigged system in place.—Donald J. Trump, Republican nominee for president 7/21/16
  • MI: 2A Groups File Lawsuit to lift Ban on Firearms at DeVos Place Convention Center

    07/22/2016 4:07:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In March of 2016, members of Michigan Open Carry (MOC) and Michigan Gun Owners (MGO) were manning a booth that they had rented in the DeVos Place Convention Center. They were openly carrying holstered pistols, which has never been against the law in Michigan, except for a small number of restricted areas.  While people with concealed carry permits may not carry a concealed firearm into a school, they may openly carry a holstered pistol there.  They can openly carry holstered pistols into the State Capitol.  Late in the day on 11 March, the members of MGO and MOC were...
  • Donald Trump: The Echo of Our Framers’ Uncorrupted President

    07/22/2016 2:01:49 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 22nd 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Our Framers don’t get the credit they deserve. Their presidential electoral system was designed to avoid the road to ruin so typical in republics: popular election of a demagogic strongman who promises to quell that which he foments, meaning societal discord and anarchy, by rewarding his supporters and destroying his opponents. How in the world did our Framers come up with the method in Article II to elect a president? Contrary to popular belief, there are two central purposes to their outwardly clumsy and confusing process. First, it was to elevate men of only the highest virtue, wisdom and talents...
  • Transgenders in Uniform – The US Military’s Latest Lunacy

    07/21/2016 8:55:55 PM PDT · by pboyington · 7 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Welcome to 2016 when male soldiers train in pregnancy simulators, tactical lactation stations dot the battlefield, women are fraudulently passed through Ranger School and US Navy sailors willingly surrender their boats and equipment to Iranian thugs without so much as firing a flare. It’s the era of breast milk in the field and Liberace joins Delta Force… A perfect storm, a Category Five hurricane of doom and destruction is sweeping over the US military with the deadly accuracy of the Angel of Death on Passover. We have a President who is intent on destroying the military through insane social engineering....
  • Pence: ‘Donald Trump gets it. He’s the genuine article.’

    07/21/2016 11:03:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/16 | Dan Calabrese
    "This nation will start winning again." For a guy who supposedly loathed Donald Trump until, oh, the middle of last week, Mike Pence sure made a compelling case for his running mate last night. Watch this address if you didn’t last night, and you’ll get a sense of why Trump chose him. Not only does Pence make a strong case for conservative policies, but he makes an even stronger case that Trump is the guy to make them happen. Of course, Pence has to be a lot more confident of that if the vice president is Mike Pence. But then,...
  • Washington Post reaches right for the race card in Miami shooting

    07/21/2016 11:00:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/16 | Dan Calabrese
    With almost no confirmed details about what happened or why, it's nevertheless time to stoke more race riots I’d like to ask a question of whoever makes the style decisions at the Washington Post. Does the paper now intend to put the race of the primary players in the headline of every story? Every crime story? Or only the crime stories in which it appears that a police officer might have done something wrong - even though no one has the police side of the story yet and there’s no way to know for sure? Because as far as I...
  • The speakers at the Democrat Convention are mostly whiners, greedy for their 15 minutes of fame

    07/21/2016 9:03:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/21/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A comparison between the speakers at the Republican Convention and the Democrat Convention shows the difference between the two Parties. Thanks to the pressure put on both the RNC and the DNC by Donald Trump, this year’s conventions will finally hold both Parties up to the light and show America what their choices are in this Presidential Election. Absent Trump, the Republicans would have put on another “me too” show designed to show that they are actually just another wing of the prevailing Uniparty. That’s finished now. Consider this “Powerhouse” Democrat line up: First Lady Michelle Obama who thinks she...
  • Court Overrules Licensing Board, Exonerates Vet Who Saved Dog

    07/21/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 30 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/20/2016 | Derek Draplin
    The Michigan Court of Appeals handed down a ruling in what it called the “Curious Case of Mr. Pigglesworth,” exonerating celebrity veterinarian Dr. Jan Pol of misconduct in a case that spanned five years. Its 3-0 decision overturned a fine and probation for Pol’s supposed negligence that was reported by another veterinarian who had watched his cable television show and took issue with his procedures. Pol, of Weidman, Michigan, is the star of the TV show "The Incredible Dr. Pol” on Nat Geo Wild, which focuses on his rural Mount Pleasant-area veterinary practice. In 2011, Pol treated a Boston terrier...
  • Social Engineering of the Globe with Sustainable Development Goals

    07/21/2016 7:32:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The goal now is a socialist, redistributionist society: Socialism/communism represents no hope; it is sheer misery and deprivation of everything that makes life worth living “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony… climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” - Christine Stewart, former Canadian Minister of the Environment One of the first changes made by the new British Prime Minister, Theresa May, was to close the Department of Energy and Climate Change and to transfer it to a new office, the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy,...
  • It’s DNC time and they’re coming to get Hillary

    07/21/2016 7:05:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/16 | Judi McLeod
    This election is about--and ONLY about--SAVING AMERICA Senator Ted Cruz, booed right off the stage at last night’s Republican National Convention, did not stick the knife in Donald Trump’s back as charged. Whether he realizes it or not, whether it was intentional or not, the Texas senator firmly stuck the shiv in America’s back. By letting his ego lead him to Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena he wrote the script for Hillary Clinton’s Big Night at the Democratic National Convention. Clinton will seize the Cruz RNC moment to advance her trajectory as Obama’s 3rd term in the White House. We can...
  • Cruz’s Broken Pledge

    07/21/2016 7:03:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/16 | Matthew Vadum
    And a weird sop to the racial-grievance industry CLEVELAND—Ted Cruz did the Republican Party no favors last night when he pointedly refused to endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, breaking a promise he and other rival candidates made at the outset of the primary campaign last year. Cruz also made what appeared to be some kind of overture to race baiters by mentioning aspiring cop-killer Alton Sterling who was recently shot dead by Baton Rouge police during an altercation. It seemed very odd, but maybe in retrospect it shouldn’t. After all, Cruz went along with leftists and a few other...
  • Occupational Licensing Costs Hurt the Working Class

    07/21/2016 5:02:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/18/2016 | Josh Paladino
    Which profession requires upwards of $10,000 in education costs, over $200 in state fees, and 1,800 hours of training to enter: emergency medical technician (EMT) or barber? The correct answer is barber. In terms of time and cost, a prospective EMT can obtain an occupational license, required by the state of Michigan, much more easily than a prospective barber. For example, Baker College’s EMT certification program costs $6,600 and takes six months to complete. Completing a barber certification program in Michigan takes two years. This example is not to criticize EMTs or question their ability to do their job but...
  • Vote Your Conscience’: Cruz Gets Booed As He Ends RNC Speech Without Endorsing Trump

    07/20/2016 8:01:04 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 126 replies
    Texas senator went from an enthusiastic reception to almost being booed off the stage as the mostly pro-Trump Republican National Convention attendees gradually began to realize that Cruz wouldn’t endorse their nominee in his convention speech.
  • No, the United States is not headed toward a race war

    07/20/2016 3:37:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | July 20, 2016 | Stuart Wexler
    Is the United States on the verge of a race war? You might think so if you saw the New York Post’s “Civil War” front page the morning after the killing of five Dallas police officers. Or if you watched the YouTube clip of Baton Rouge shooter Gavin Long declaring, “It’s a time for peace, but it’s a time for war, and most of the times when you want peace, you got to go to war.” Or read the tweet from former congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), warning “This is war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real...
  • Almost Half of All TSA Employees Have Been Cited for Misconduct

    07/20/2016 3:07:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Condé Nast Traveler ^ | July 14, 2016 | Katherine LaGrave
    The Transportation Security Administration's woes continue. Despite the Transportation Security Administration's ten-point action plan to reduce long lines at airports across the country, lengthy queues remain. Now, the TSA's summer may be getting even worse: According to a recent report from the House Homeland Security Commission entitled "Misconduct at TSA Threatens the Security of the Flying Public", nearly half of the TSA’s 60,000 employees have been cited for misconduct in recent years. The bad news doesn't stop there. Citations have increased 28.5 percent from 2013 to 2015, and in 2015, the average U.S. airport received 58 complaints each year—more than...
  • Greenfield New War Crimes in Germany

    07/20/2016 12:16:58 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 3 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, July 18, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, July 18, 2016 New War Crimes in Germany Posted by Daniel Greenfield < The UN Commission of Experts identified 1,600 actual cases of rape in the Bosnian War that took place in the former Yugoslavia over a period of years. In Germany, 2,000 Muslim migrants sexually assaulted 1,200 women in a single night in cities across Germany. The former was considered one of the worst war crimes of the decade. Its perpetrators were bombed and then faced war crimes trials. The perpetrators of the latter received a slap on the wrist. In Cologne, Hassan and Hussein were handed suspended...
  • One more day to vote! Can public schools censor online political speech?

    07/20/2016 11:52:08 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 7 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | June 30, 2016
    Recently, controversy has arisen over aggressive school monitoring and censorship of their students' online speech, through blogs, social networks, forums, and other means. Now until July 21, 2016, vote in the ResistanceMedia poll on this important issue!
  • Why Ben Carson is right about Hillary and Lucifer

    07/20/2016 10:56:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/16 | Dan Calabrese
    And why telling the truth about her sounds like hate . . . because there's a lot to hate about the truth We’re hearing today from the political media - and even a few weak-kneed pastors - that it was “hate” for Ben Carson to associate Hillary with Lucifer via Saul Alinsky, as he did last night. This is partly because the political class and their media stenographers have no idea what to do with serious discussions of God, faith and the spiritual world as it really is. But it’s also the result of another phenomenon that’s unique to Hillary....
  • Who Will Protect the American People?

    07/20/2016 10:50:15 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 16 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 13th 2016 | Bill Whittle
    In a short YouTube video (link below), Bill Whittle not only explains why Hillary Clinton belongs in prison stripes, but he closes with some observations all patriots understand: The President will not protect the American people. The SecState will not protect the American people. The DOJ will not protect the American people. The FBI will not protect the American people. The Department of Defense will not protect the American people. All that remains is for We The People to protect the American people. End. Bill is spot on. I would only add that neither congress nor scotus have shown any...
  • Here’s something I guarantee Melania Trump will not plagiarize from Michelle Obama

    07/20/2016 10:11:23 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-19-16 | DrJohn
    Much has been made of the similarity between the eloquent speech given last night by Melania Trump and the one given by Michelle Obama in 2008. Certainly there are similarities but after a while it does become difficult to express the same sentiments in different and attractive prose. Naturally, the media had its head so far up its ass in 2008 that it could not bring itself to visit the same condemnation on Barack Obama when he plagiarized Deval Patrick. The White House responded with the lame explanation that obama did not copy Patrick, he was "inspired" by Patrick. https://youtu.be/J60qDBRI6PsObama...
  • Patricia Smith Targets Hillary

    07/20/2016 10:00:52 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Two speeches at the opening night of the GOP Convention stood in stark contrast in both their content and their treatment by the lamestream media. The chattering class on the left focused on Melania Trump’s alleged plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s speech in 2008. They have largely ignored Patricia Smith, mother of Benghazi casualty Sean Smith, and her documentation of Hillary’s lies to the parents of the Benghazi dead in front of their son’s caskets. Melania may have paraphrased too close to the edge, but borrowing clichés about hard work and family does not plagiarism make and, even so, plagiarism is...
  • That’s more like it! Watch Donald Trump Jr.‘s excellent convention speech

    07/20/2016 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/16 | Robert Laurie
    Trump's kids right the convention ship There’s been a lot of chatter about who’s not speaking at the GOP convention. Party loyalists have spent a lot of time wringing their hands over the fact that a lot of the establishment regulars have chosen to “sit this one out.” If last night taught us anything, it’s that they’re not needed. All you need is a candidate with a few smart kids After a shaky first night, Donald Trump Jr. kicked the convention into high gear with an excellent address.
  • Mrs. Trump vs. Mrs. Frump

    07/20/2016 8:25:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/16 | Judi McLeod
    No, there is nothing Mrs. Trump needs to borrow from the overbearing Madam Frump. Thwack! The sound of #NeverTrump ‘Constitooshinal’ Conservatives pulling their thumbs out of their O-shaped mouths when their roll call sabotage was ignored at the Republican National Convention. Most knew that the minute when Donald J. Trump was officially nominated, in the face of all those who said it could never happen, that the kids would storm out of the nursery leaving Teddy behind to go dirt-digging.
  • Paul Ryan at RNC: Only with Trump and Pence do the changes we want have a chance

    07/20/2016 6:46:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Can't wait for that first Trump State of the Union address, eh? Sometimes I feel like I’m a therapist trying to bring about peace between Paul Ryan and conservative activists. Actually Ryan is more than willing, and you might recall a time when his Pathway to Prosperity made him a rising star in the eyes of the very people who now think he’s an amnesty shill or whatever. Here he is at the RNC last night. Are you sure he’s not on our side?
  • Melania Wronged

    07/20/2016 6:44:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/16 | Joan Swirsky
    Do you think Michelle Obama (or Barack, for that matter) thinks it is the greatest privilege on planet Earth to be an American? Like the millions who tuned in this week on the first night of the Republican convention in Cleveland to see Melania Trump’s speech, I was dazzled by her beauty, struck by her sincerity, impressed by her fluency in a language not of her native tongue, touched by her obvious love for her husband and family and country, and impressed by her quiet confidence and sense of self. In a lengthy interview I had seen a few weeks...
  • Detroit’s Top Employer No Longer a Government Entity

    07/20/2016 5:08:52 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/16/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The emergence of Dan Gilbert as a major employer in the city of Detroit has been meteoric. Gilbert’s prominence began in 2010 when he moved his Quicken Loans headquarters to the city. But two years ago, none of the companies under Gilbert’s “Rock Ventures” umbrella, including Quicken Loans, were on the list of the city’s top 10 employers. That changed by 2015 when Rock Ventures became Detroit’s top employer with 11,524 people on its payroll. The company’s website says it is “engaged in economic and real estate development, marketing and communications, philanthropy and government relations.” The city publishes a list...
  • Boris Johnson Sidesteps Apology For Insulting Obama, Clinton

    07/20/2016 4:59:42 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/19/16 | Reuters
    Newly appointed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, meet in London to discuss the relationship between the UK and US. In an occasionally awkward press conference, the Foreign Secretary was challenged by US journalists about "outright lies" he had told and articles he had written about the current president and his potential successor