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  • Obama Quietly Expands Government's 'Watchlist' (Typical Terrorist "Caucasian")

    07/28/2014 5:49:29 PM PDT · by equalator · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 7-28-2014
    The DHS suggests a typical woman terrorist would be a Caucasian in her late 20s or early 30s, with brunette hair, stylish clothing, high heels and a shoulder bag. A man? About the same age, short hair, wearing a shirt and slacks and familiar with technology, as he’s wearing an earpiece cellphone. Also Caucasian. This despite the fact that nearly every major act of terrorism in the United States has been carried out by non-Christians from the Middle East or North Africa.
  • Storms knock down U.S.-Mexico fence in Arizona

    07/28/2014 5:45:50 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Jul 2014 | ASTRID GALVAN
    An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico. The storms began Friday in Sonora, Mexico, and resumed Saturday night until Sunday morning, when debris from the Mexican side of the border traveled through a wash and piled up against the border fence. The fence, just west of the Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry near Interstate 19, stood between 18 and 26 feet high and extended at least 7 feet underground. Border agents were alerted not long after the wall fell. "Resources have...
  • NYPD officer pictured 'putting seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling'

    07/28/2014 5:33:47 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 19 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. NYPD officers have been banned from using the chokehold since 1993, but an officer can be seen in the pictures wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller's neck in the Saturday incident. Her young daughter is also in the pictures, watching the arrest unfold. The NYPD told MailOnline that it is currently investigating the incident.
  • Illegals demand representation in White House meetings

    07/28/2014 5:24:27 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 28 Jul 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrants picketed the White House Monday afternoon, calling on fellow immigrant-rights advocacy groups to refuse to meet with the Obama administration until President Obama specifically includes illegal immigrants in any future meetings. “We are among the millions of people who will either benefit or be harmed by the decisions the President makes, and we are here to represent ourselves in any future negotiations,” said Rosi Carrasco, one of organizers, in a statement announcing the action. Billing themselves “undocumented immigrant leaders,” the organizers said they will erect a picket line to symbolize their demand. The groups are fighting to keep...
  • Obama Goes Around Congress — Again — to Expand Health Coverage for Federal Workers

    07/28/2014 5:12:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | july 28, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Obama administration on Tuesday will publish a proposed rule that would give thousands of temporary and seasonal government workers access to the government’s health care program, even though current law would appear to prohibit them from using that program. The rule from the Office of Personnel Management would let these federal workers sign up for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and also allow some of them to enjoy a government contribution to their insurance premiums. Both steps would be done through OPM’s proposed regulation, and not through an act of Congress. The proposed rule indicates that...
  • Poor Families Use 'Supervouchers' To Rent In City's Priciest Buildings (HUD's Chicago Gold Coast!!)

    07/28/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 25 replies
    Crains Business Journal ^ | 7/28/14 | By Alby Gallun
    The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents. But that's not too much for the Chicago Housing Authority, which has used federal tax dollars to pick up most of the tab for four lucky residents in the year-old building, with its sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a concierge and a dog-grooming center. The tenants moved in over the past two years as part of a push by the CHA to expand its housing voucher program...
  • With The Law Ignored, Border Surge Turns Into A Tsunami

    07/28/2014 4:32:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | IBD Editoriaal
    Amnesty: With word out about U.S. coddling of Central American illegal immigrants, Haitians and people from much farther abroad are flooding our shores to get their slice. This is what comes when politics trumps law. Some of the strongest voices speaking in favor of amnesty for the latest flood of illegal immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, such as columnist George Will, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Catholic bishops, have used the hardship and mercy argument to scrap the law and permit the illegals to stay. "The idea that we can't assimilate these 8-year-old 'criminals' with their...
  • Feds quietly dump hundreds of illegal immigrants in Tennessee

    07/28/2014 4:24:57 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Imagine you’re about to sit down for supper when suddenly 760 folks show up on your front porch wanting fried catfish and hushpuppies. You’d be fit to be tied as they say in Tennessee. And Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is fit to be tied. The Obama administration recently released 760 illegal immigrant children to sponsors in the Volunteer State without any warning, the governor charged. There was not so much as a text message or tweet. “It is unacceptable that we became aware via a posting on the HHS website that 760 unaccompanied children have been released by the Office...
  • More unseasonably cool air to descend on eastern U.S. next week (Summer polar vortex predicted?)

    07/28/2014 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/25/14 | Scott Dance
    Call it the return of the summer "polar vortex" if you want -- a mass of cool, dry air from the north is forecast to bring more unseasonably cool temperatures next week in Maryland and across the eastern United States. **SNIP** Twice this month, Baltimore has set new record lows, most recently on Friday. The low of 57 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport broke a record set in 2008, of 59 degrees. On July 18, a low of 57 broke a record dating to 1976.
  • 'We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust'

    07/28/2014 3:32:00 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 40 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 28 July 14 | By SAM SOKOL
    The situation facing European Jewry is “simply intolerable, unacceptable and inexcusable,” Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told MKs and foreign diplomats at a special session of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee on Monday. Calling the rise in anti-Semitic incidents accompanying Israel’s invasion of Gaza an “SOS situation,” Sloutsker warned that if left unchecked, such behavior could lead to another European genocide. “Never before since the Holocaust, have we seen such a situation as today,” he said, referring to the continent-wide demonstrations by pro-Palestinian activists, a number of which have generated into violence and many of which have...
  • Illegal immigrants protest outside White House, with little fear of repercussions

    07/28/2014 3:28:25 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 4 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 28, 2014 | Staff
    SNIP Under a policy that’s been in effect for several years, ICE focuses deportation mostly on serious criminals and – in some cases -- those caught in the act of crossing the border. The agency prioritizes deportation for felons, repeat offenders, gang members and others with a serious criminal record. SNIP This is why illegal immigrant activists can protest outside the White House without worrying too much about ICE. They did so at lunchtime on Monday, marching across Lafayette Park to the White House and advocating a reprieve for illegal immigrant parents who brought their children to the U.S. –...
  • Coyotes shown 'smuggling undocumented immigrants across the Rio Grande on JET SKIS'

    07/28/2014 3:22:16 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    New footage claims to show Mexican smugglers known as coyotes smuggling immigrants across the U.S. – Mexico border using jet skis. A video shown on the Breitbart website claims the person driving the jet ski is a smuggler, and that his passengers are a woman and her infant child. It then shows the pair being taken into custody by Border Patrol. The woman departs the jet ski and walks along the river bank to a nearby road where authorities apprehend her and the baby. The video is said by Breitbart to have been shot recently at Anzalduas Park, in Mission,...
  • Sowell: Cease the Cease-Fires

    07/28/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 29, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    JewishWorldReview.com | Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East -- Arab and Israeli alike -- were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. It was painful to think that they were going to grow up killing each other. But that is exactly what happened. It is understandable that today many people in many lands just want the fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop. Calls for a cease-fire are ringing out from the United Nations and from Washington, as well as...
  • MH17 only adds to grim toll on civilians in eastern Ukraine

    07/28/2014 2:54:42 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 5 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | July 28, 2014 | Lydia Tomkiw
    A new United Nations report describes a “breakdown of law and order” and "egregious human rights abuses" in eastern Ukraine that date even before the conflict captured world attention over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Conservative figures from the UN and the World Health Organization as of July 26 estimate at least 1,129 people have been killed and 3,442 have been wounded as fighting between the Ukrainian military and rebels .... The report found “egregious human rights abuses have been committed in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine,” including abductions, extortion, torture, and executions while the...
  • High IDF death toll in Hamas upsurge of violence on “ceasefire” day.

    07/28/2014 2:43:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 28, 2014, 11:55 PM (IDT)
    Israel expands counter-offensive In the past 48 hours, Israel was pressured to accept its fifth “humanitarian” ceasefire in Gaza by President Barack Obama, US Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Chairman of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu came close to folding, whereas Hamas saw the truce as applying only to Israel and therefore used it as a call to arms. The slogan Israel broadcast: Quiet will be met with quiet and fire with fire, was seen by Hamas as a sign of Israel weakening. This impression was confirmed on Sunday when...
  • What 'small country' did Hillary Clinton lead?

    07/28/2014 2:11:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-28-14 | Asche Schow
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she knows how difficult it is "to be the leader of a relatively small country." Come again? I know I’m relatively young, but I think I would have remembered President or Prime Minister or Queen Hillary. Clinton made the comments on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" while discussing the conflict between Israel and Hamas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu. “I’ve known Bibi a long time and I have a very good relationship with him, in part because we can yell at each other – and we do,” Clinton said. “And...
  • Iraqi Christians rally at White House: ‘Obama, Obama, where are you?’

    07/28/2014 1:56:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/28/2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Hundreds of outraged Iraqi Christians staged a rally outside the White House, demanding to know why President Obama wasn’t providing any aid to the scores of faithful being persecuted by radical Muslims around the world. The rallies were replicated at cities around the world, including in Paris, The Hague, Cologne and London, Breitbart reported. Among their chants, Breitbart reported: “Obama, Obama, where are you? Iraqi Christians call for you.” It was just a week ago that terrorists with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ordered Christians out of Mosul and demanded they convert to Islam or die. “Iraq’s...
  • Rancher: Gov’t ‘Bullying People’ Who Have Been on Western Lands ‘for Generations’ (NM)

    07/28/2014 1:30:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 28, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – At a House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation on Thursday, ranchers from Western states testified that they are routinely threatened and bullied by federal land management officials, including the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife. “I sit before you today to let you know what’s going on up there, and I hope that we can come to some kind of agreement on what needs to be done and move forward on it, because enough is enough when it comes to bullying people that have been on this land for...
  • Inspector General Report:

    07/28/2014 1:09:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In more good news coming out of the Middle East today, hundreds of thousands of weapons given to Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) by the United States, including machine guns, are missing. According to a report issued earlier this month from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) titled Afghan National Security Forces: Actions Needed to Improve Weapons Accountability, nearly half of weapons issued are unaccounted for. "Controls over the accountability of small arms provided to the ANSF are insufficient both before and after the weapons are transferred. Accountability over these weapons within DOD prior to their transfer to...
  • Keystone Critic Decried Conflict of Interest as Wife Backed Competitor

    07/28/2014 12:53:43 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 5 replies
    Wash FreeBeacon ^ | July 28, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    The wife of a leading House Democrat owned stock in a top competitor to the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline while he raised red flags about potential conflicts of interest in the government’s review of the project, documents show. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D., Ariz.) was very concerned about the potential financial benefits of approving the pipeline for the federal contractor that conducted an environmental review of the project last year. The review found that Keystone would have minimal environmental and climate impacts. Grijalva suggested that the contractor’s vague financial ties to TransCanada, the company building the pipeline, compromised the...
  • COMMENTARY: Driving the future of warfare, at Ft Huachuca.

    07/28/2014 12:49:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    I am writing to urge continued support for our Fort Huachuca base. Southern Arizona, with its particular climate and geography, is uniquely fit to house certain critical military operations. And the thousands of highly qualified, talented personnel, both civilian and military, who have made Cochise County their home, stand at the ready to drive our modern warfare capabilities. As a long-time leader in electronic warfare technology and the home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, and numerous other Commands, Fort Huachuca should continue to define the cutting edge of cyber-security warfare. There is no question that this segment...
  • Bill to Improve VA Has $17B Price Tag

    07/28/2014 12:38:46 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 31 replies
    Newsmax / Ap ^ | July 28, 2014
    A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday. The agreement includes $10 billion in emergency spending to make it easier for veterans who can't get prompt appointments with Veterans Affairs doctors to obtain outside care; $5 billion to hire doctors, nurses and other medical staff; and about $1.5 billion to lease 27 new clinics across the country, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees said. The bill also...
  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    07/28/2014 12:02:46 PM PDT · by John W · 88 replies
    AP ^ | July 28, 2014 | MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat. "It's simply not the way partners and allies treat each other," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Her comments were echoed by the White House, where officials said they were disappointed by Israeli reports that cast Kerry's efforts to negotiate a cease-fire as more favorable to Hamas. "Israel has no better friend, no stronger defender than...
  • Scalise: No Funding Cutoff Even If Obama Defers More Deportations

    07/28/2014 12:07:45 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 28, 2014 | Susan Jones
    What will congressional Republicans do if President Obama takes executive action to defer deportation for millions more illegal aliens? "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace asked Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) that question on Sunday. "[W]ill you do nothing, will you...cut off funding for the administration, will you consider impeaching the president?" Scalise said Republicans intend to be a "check and a balance against this administration," but he also indicated that Republicans will not use their power of the purse to stop the president: "We're going to keep the government running at current levels," Scalise said, referring to a continuing resolution...
  • Obama Administration Turns to “Hand-Packed” Court

    07/28/2014 11:49:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Editor's note: Elizabeth Slattery coauthored this piece. When it comes to defending Obamacare subsidies, the Justice Department appears none too eager to take its case to the Supreme Court. Instead, the administration announced it would appeal Tuesday’s adverse ruling by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to… the full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Obama, it seems, likes his chances with the full court. And why not? He “hand-packed” it himself. The legal issue at hand is whether the IRS has the authority to subsidize health coverage bought through insurance exchanges run by the feds....
  • [Hillary] Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

    07/28/2014 11:36:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 1:19 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under review by Congress. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate says in an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos that Congress should provide more money to help immigration officials determine whether children should be considered migrants or refugees. Some of the children should be sent back, Clinton says, but the U.S. needs a “sensible, orderly process” to care for the tens of thousands of children crossing the border,...
  • Great Moments in Government, from Banning Bake Sales to Limiting Mistresses

    07/28/2014 11:35:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Michelle Obama wants the federal government to tell us what kind of food to eat. I actually wouldn’t object if she merely used a bully pulpit to encourage healthier eating. But the busy-body crowd in Washington has a hard time distinguishing between giving advice and engaging in coercion. So we now have legislation that gives Washington the power to interfere with food in local schools. But not everybody is rolling over, particularly when federal rules are coercing states into banning bake sales. The National Journal reports on growing resistance to this absurd example of nanny statism from Washington. Here are...
  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    07/28/2014 11:33:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 2:09 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is “crippling” parts of the continent, urging young leaders there to empower women and eliminate traditions like female genital mutilation and violence against women. Obama held up an inaugural class of young African fellows who are getting six weeks of leadership training in the United States as inspiring examples of what the continent can achieve. He drew cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.Obama said the world’s security and prosperity depends on “a strong, prosperous...
  • Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    07/28/2014 11:21:44 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 57 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 7/28/2014 | Chris Geidner
    WASHINGTON — The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals held Monday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages is unconstitutional. On a 2-1 vote, the appeals court joined the wave of court decisions declaring such bans unconstitutional. The decision, by Judge Henry Floyd acknowledged both the debate over such laws and, in the court’s view, the clear constitutional impediment to laws banning same-sex couples from marrying. “We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable,” he wrote. “However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws.” The court’s opinion...
  • Judge rules largely in favor of Utah on rural roads dispute ( RS 2477 )

    07/28/2014 11:12:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 22, 2013 | Brooke Adams
    A federal judge handed a landmark victory to Kane County and the state of Utah on Wednesday in a years-long dispute with the federal government over whether some rural routes should remain in use as roads, or if they should be closed to the public. In two decisions, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups found he had jurisdiction to hear Kane County's claim, gave parameters for "reasonable" right-of-way widths on some routes and determined that 12 of 15 routes in dispute were roads and therefore accessible by the public. The distinction hinged on an 1866 law through which Congress sought to...
  • Six-year-old girl watches in horror as police 'shoot dead her dog Apollo in her front yard

    07/28/2014 11:08:42 AM PDT · by Ken H · 82 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 28, 2014 | Lydia Warren
    A six-year-old girl watched in horror as police gunned down her one-year-old dog as it stood in their front yard, her family has said. The girl's mother, Nicole Echlin, said their shepherd-mix Apollo, whom they have had since he was a puppy, got out of their yard in Hometown near Chicago, Illinois on Friday afternoon. After they chased him around the neighborhood, he returned to the yard and was standing on the lawn when police arrived and pulled out their guns, Echlin told the Chicago Tribune. 'He started showing his teeth - that's when the officer shot him,' Echlin, 27,...
  • Ouray County Adopts a Road Map for the 21st Century ( Colorado - RS 2477 )

    07/28/2014 10:54:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Watch ^ | 07/24/14 | Samantha Wright
    Despite an eleventh hour interjection from the U.S. Forest Service, the Ouray County Commissioners made history this week, unanimously voting to adopt a new county road map that brings it into the 21st century. The last time an official county road map was prepared in Ouray County was in 1961. Proposed revisions to this 1961 iteration of the map took place over the past five years, first through the work of the collaborative, multi-jurisdictional Public Access Group and later through two years of intensive work by Ouray County IT/GIS Manager Jeff Bockes, who integrated modern computerized mapping techniques (including GoogleEarth)...
  • Barack Hussein Obama and the Day of Jewish Calamity

    07/28/2014 10:53:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 07/21/2010 | Bill Randles
    Barak Hussein Obama's introduction to the world in 2004 occurred on July 27 July. The date on the Jewish Calendar was Tisha b'Av. The 9th of Av. The same date of virtually all major Jewish Calamities occurred: (see them below) The First Temple built by King Solomon and the Kingdom of Judah was destroyed The Second Temple built by Ezra and Nehemiah was destroyed by the Romans The Romans crushed Bar Kokhba's revolt and destroyed the city of Betar, killing over 100,000 Jews Following the Bar Kokhba revolt, Roman commander Turnus Rufus plowed the site of the Temple and the...
  • Udall, Dems Want Us to Work for Food, and Food Only

    07/28/2014 10:49:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Mark Baisley
    There is good and there is evil. Good is the healthy state, functioning optimally according to its design. Evil can be defined as a conscious state of disorder, a parasite that thrives on conquering the good. Humans are creatures of a magnificent design. They start out innocent enough, generally attracted to good. But all people seem to be subject to the attentions of evil, sometimes as a victim and sometimes as a participant. The vast majority of humans are kind and interesting, regardless of their culture, religion, race, or party affiliation. And right about the age of six, they are...
  • Court Rules In Favor Of Father Who Spanked Son For Cursing

    07/28/2014 10:49:00 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/28/2014 | Fox News
    NEW YORK, NY- When is spanking a crime? A New York court just ruled in favor of a Long Island Dad who hit his 8-year-old son for cursing. The court found that spanking was a reasonable use of force. And other states are okaying it too. Spanking is at the center of the New York state court case. The state appellate court dismissed neglect charges against a Long Island father who spanked his 8-year old son for cursing at an adult, saying spanking did not constitute excessive punishment. Criminal defense lawyer Arthur Aidala says the judge says as long as...
  • Barack Obama: Maliciousness. Not Incompetence.

    07/28/2014 10:48:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Red State ^ | 07/28/2014 | Erick Erickson
    For the longest time I have chosen to chalk our President’s stumbles, bumbles, and disasters up to incompetence. He is in over his head. He is inexperienced. He is out of his league. It is hard to accept otherwise. But it is clearer and clearer that is not true. It is clear that President Obama’s disastrous policies are premised not in incompetence, but in maliciousness. Our President — and he is our President — is not a stumbler and a bumbler, but a Nero who when not persecuting Christians, plays golf while the world burns. President Obama has surrounded himself...
  • Leading Liberal Website Falls For Fake Story About Michele Bachmann

    07/28/2014 10:10:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:54 PM 07/27/2014 | Chuck Ross
    Think Progress, a website operated by the liberal Center for American Progress, failed to vet a phony story which claimed that Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann proposed “Americanization” labor camps for Central American unaccompanied children. “I’m calling on all of us, Obama and Congress and everyone, to chip in and build special new facilities…‘Americanization facilities,’ if you will,” Bachmann said, according to Think Progress, which has since corrected its embarrassing flub. […] Think Progress published the erroneous story on Sunday but corrected it and issued an apology after another liberal website, the Raw Story, pointed out the massive hoax. […]...
  • Free Republic Eyes On The Border: After Action Report

    07/28/2014 9:59:55 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 68 replies
    First Hand Observation | 7/28/2014 | humblegunner
    This past weekend, 7/26 and 7/27, Jim & Chris Robinson, Syncro & I met up near McAllen, Texas to observe first-hand the situation at the border along the Rio Grande. My report is as follows: Border Patrol Station Operations: Friday and Saturday we set about observation of the McAllen Border Patrol Station at 3000 West Military Hwy. Buses were indeed seen leaving at intervals throughout the day. It was mentioned on this thread that a warehouse was being used to stage illegals for transport elsewhere. Its location had been reported as 3700 W. Ursula Ave (Thanks to Buckeye Texan here)....
  • How Military Guns Make the Civilian Market

    07/28/2014 9:57:54 AM PDT · by SLB · 24 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 28 July 2014 | By Matt Valentine
    This week, the U.S. Army will brief arms manufacturers on the design requirements for a new standard-issue handgun. Several gun makers will compete for the lucrative contract, developing weapons that are more reliable and more powerful than those currently in service. Officials say the upgrade is overdue—it’s been nearly 30 years since the Army adopted the Beretta M9. But the last time the military challenged the industry to make a better handgun, all the innovations intended for the battlefield also ended up in the consumer market, and the severity of civilian shootings soared. Studying gunshot injuries in the D.C. area...
  • Has Obama 'checked out' early? Critics point to 81 rounds of golf, mansion hunting in 2nd term

    07/28/2014 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 56 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | on July 28, 2014 at 11:11 AM | By Ben Axelson | baxelson@syracuse.com
    Days spent on the links, fundraisers with celebrities and house hunting have raised questions about whether President Barack Obama has "checked out" before his term is up.... Obama has already played 81 rounds of golf in the 628 days since his 2012 re-election—as many as he played in his entire first term, according to an analysis of his schedule.... By comparison, Obama's predecessor George W. Bush only played 24 rounds of golf in the first 34 months of his presidency....Bush stopped playing golf in 2003 because he didn't want to be seen as taking the war lightly. Obama has also...
  • Judge rules Boulder County lacked legal authority to create subdivision paving district

    07/28/2014 8:27:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Times-Call ^ | 07/27/2014 | John Fryar
    Formation of district and imposition of assessments 'invalidated' by ruling . Boulder County commissioners didn't have the legal authority to establish a Local Improvement District created to charge rural residential subdivision property owners the bulk of the costs of rehabilitating those subdivisions' paved county roads, according to a Friday Boulder County District Court ruling. The Board of County Commissioners "exceeded its jurisdiction and abused its discretion in authorizing and forming the Subdivision Paving Local Improvement District and imposing assessments on properties within the District," Senior District Court Judge J. Robert Lowenbach wrote. ... The judge further ordered Boulder County to...
  • The Democrats' impeachment fundraising extravaganza

    07/28/2014 8:12:34 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-26-2014 | Byron York - Commentary
    July 26, 2014 The Democrats' impeachment fundraising extravaganza Byron York In an almost farcical twist on the recent political debate, the Obama White House has joined the Democratic fundraising apparatus in what appears to be a campaign to encourage Republicans to impeach the president. In the past 48 hours, first lady Michelle Obama, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, White House spokesman Josh Earnest, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and others have raised the specter of an Obama impeachment. The first lady was first to broach the subject, in a Thursday evening fundraising speech in...
  • Obama's own unbelievably shocking words...WOW!!!! (Bad Fake Alert)

    07/28/2014 8:12:31 AM PDT · by dgkb · 31 replies
    u-tube video (now pulled in US) ^ | May 23, 2014 | Obama - speech
    Sent by a German friend after the YouTube version from the US was pulled. If you haven’t heard this you should . It takes only 19 seconds. It’s unbelievable that Obama actually says this out loud! This Obama speech was given at the Bilderberg Group conference in Brussels, Belgium, on May 23, 2014. Obama’s comments are chilling - THIS IS THE NEW WORLD ORDER that has been percolating through a number of American presidencies and other world leaders, and now seems to be coming into fruition. PLEASE pass it on to everyone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?YfRtbIQ1kTw&feature=youtu.be "America will never be destroyed from the...
  • The Steady Stain of Oama's Incmpetence

    07/28/2014 7:31:40 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Mona Charen
    Email Print 0Comments An estimated 93,000 people have died in Syria's metastasizing civil war. Hundreds of thousands of that conflict's refugees strain resources and stability in neighboring countries. Iran continues its steady march toward nuclear weapons development. North Korea menaces its neighbors and episodically threatens to launch nuclear missiles at Los Angeles. Turkey, long lauded by Obama as a model for the region, is violently cracking down on peaceful demonstrators. Slow growth and high unemployment hobble the world's most advanced economies as growing bureaucracy and crippling debt take their toll. Islamist movements are making gains in Mali, Indonesia, Pakistan and...
  • The establishment’s fear of the truth empowers Obama

    07/28/2014 7:27:42 AM PDT · by Security Mom 08 · 8 replies
    http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/ ^ | July 28, 2014 | Colonel LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD (ret)
    What would happen if Americans learned that Barack Obama is not just an individual with a history of radical, anti-American associations, but an illegal President and an unindicted felon? http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/the-establishments-fear-of-the-truth-empowers-obama?f=must_reads
  • Buyer's Remorse: If voters had it to do over, Romney in a landslide

    07/28/2014 7:17:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Polls which ask voters for their thoughts on how the last election should have shaped up a year or two years after the fact are pretty much meaningless. The latest CNN/ORC survey which asks voters that question is no exception to that rule. Nevertheless, with just 100 days remaining before the midterm elections, this question is an instructive measurement of voter satisfaction with the president. If voters had it to do all over again, 53 percent would support Mitt Romney over the 44 percent who would continue to back Barack Obama. The president’s remaining coalition is what you would...
  • Republicans’ Senate Chances Rise Slightly to 60 Percent

    07/28/2014 7:14:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    THE UPSHOT: New York Times ^ | 07/28/2014 | Amanda Cox and Josh Katz
    For the last month, we’ve been adding one or two polls a day to The Upshot’s Senate forecasting model. Today, we update all 36 races, based on estimates from a YouGov online panel that covers every congressional and governor’s race across the country.The panel, asked for its preferences in collaboration with CBS and The New York Times, is unusual in its scope: It comprises more than 66,000 people living in states with a Senate race this year. YouGov, a polling firm, also conducted online interviews with roughly half of the panelists in previous years, allowing it to know how they...
  • Ignorance of Elite, Liberal Feminists

    07/28/2014 7:05:32 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 27, 2014 | Gabrielle Okun
    It is one thing to be ignorant of a law. There are so many out there that none of us can keep track of them all, including the lawyers. It is quite another matter to be behind the curve on a statute you are debating. feminist majority foundation While the outcome of the Hobby Lobby Stores v. Burwell case is still heavily debated, it remains important to consider why the Supreme Court ruled the way it did in this controversial case. This issue received considerable attention at a recent Feminist Majority conference in which the importance of creating a women’s...
  • Poor families use 'supervouchers' to rent in city's priciest buildings

    07/28/2014 7:04:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Crain's Chicago Busness ^ | 7-28-14 | Alby Gallun
    The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents. But that's not too much for the Chicago Housing Authority, which has used federal tax dollars to pick up most of the tab for four lucky residents in the year-old building, with its sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a concierge and a dog-grooming center. The tenants moved in over the past two years as part of a push by the CHA to expand its housing voucher program...
  • What you need to know about the new White House Budget Director [What you don't know might hurt you]

    07/28/2014 7:02:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2014 | Dustin Siggins
    Who is Shaun Donovan? Recently confirmed by the Senate to head the White House’s budget office, Donovan at first appears to be a typical bureaucrat. He has held the position of Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since 2009, and has now been promoted to one of the highest offices in the U.S. bureaucracy. However, a look at Donovan’s tenure at HUD and his lack of knowledge about America’s fiscal circumstances shows that the Senate should have opposed his nomination. Instead, a majority of Republicans and every voting Democrat ignored Donovan’s ignorance about the federal budget...