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  • Nebraska senator won’t back down or apologize for saying he’d shoot a cop

    03/26/2015 11:46:50 AM PDT · by redreno · 75 replies
    http://watchdog.org ^ | March 26, 2015 | By Deena Winter
    LINCOLN, Neb. — State Sen. Sen. Ernie Chambers isn’t backing down. The state lawmaker froma Omaha defiantly stood Thursday on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature and rejected many of his colleagues’ calls for him to apologize — or even resign — for comparing cops to ISIS terrorists and suggesting he’d shoot a cop if he weren’t nonviolent and had a gun. “I meant what I said and I said what I meant,” Chambers said. He said the irony is that lawmakers were discussing freedom of expression on Wednesday, and said it was ignorant and “idle talk” to suggest taking...
  • Some Republicans want to throw the feds in jail?

    03/26/2015 7:20:11 AM PDT · by redreno · 18 replies
    There came a time during the Assembly Judiciary Committee’s hearing Monday when Las Vegas Republican Michele Fiore wondered — out loud — why it was that county sheriffs weren’t arresting federal law enforcement officers (she called them “thugs”) for impersonating police officers. Oh, yes, that happened. Fiore recounted her experience at the Bunkerville ranch of Cliven Bundy in April 2014, when hordes of well-armed, self-styled militia types showed up to confront federal Bureau of Land Management officers who were there to serve a duly issued court order to seize cattle that Bundy had been illegally grazing on federal land for...
  • President Signs Order Making Ted Cruz Ineligible for Obamacare

    03/25/2015 5:52:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New Yorker | March 24, 2015 | Andy Borowitz
    President Signs Order Making Ted Cruz Ineligible for Obamacare (cAN'T BE POSTED
  • A guide to the dark side (video only)

    03/24/2015 8:47:17 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 3-24-2015 | Pat Condell
    How to be "Progressive."

    03/23/2015 1:21:22 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    Monday at the White House science fair, President Barack Obama told a group of kindergartners that while brainstorming he “came up with health care.” While Obama was complimenting the girls’ science projects and discussing brainstorming, one of the little girls asked the president, “What did you come up with?” Obama answered, “You know, I came up with things like health care — it turned out OK. It started off with some prototypes.”
  • The PROPER Response to Anti-Ted Cruz Liberals spewing Hate (Vanity)

    03/23/2015 8:54:28 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 38 replies
    3-23-2015 | TCRLAF
    The proper response to liberals spewing AntiCruz hate and rhetoric is to remind them that they are just: "RACISTS that hate the idea of a Hispanic President". That all of their opposition to Cruz and his ideas are based in their own Racist Privilege. And then, WATCH THEM SQUIRM......
  • Exposed: Star Tory candidate plotted with race thugs to stage fake EDL demo in cynical bid for votes

    03/23/2015 7:04:20 AM PDT · by dead · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | By Nick Craven and Ben Ellery for The Mail on Sunday
    A key Tory Election candidate was suspended last night after plotting with far-Right extremists to stir up racial hatred in a cynical bid to win votes. Afzal Amin hatched a scheme to persuade the English Defence League to announce an inflammatory march against a new Ł18million ‘mega-mosque’. But – as he revealed in secretly filmed footage obtained by The Mail on Sunday – the plan was that the demonstration would never actually go ahead. And when the phoney rally was called off, the fiercely ambitious Amin, a Muslim, intended to take credit for defusing the situation – winning over voters,...
  • Obama: Congress endangers national security with Lynch delay

    03/21/2015 10:23:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 21, 2015 | Maggie Ybarra
    President Obama is accusing Congress of playing politics with law enforcement and national security by holding hostage attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch in exchange for leverage on legislation. Mr. Obama blasted Republicans for preventing the female federal prosecutor from New York from succeeding Attorney General Eric Holder during his weekly address to the country to Sunday. But lawmakers have delayed the nomination of Ms. Lynch by more than 130 days over concerns surrounding Mr. Obama’s executive action on immigration, which would provide temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants and reprieve from deportation. Now Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,...
  • DC Matic: The Hillary-Approved Email Server! (Video)

    03/20/2015 5:17:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Mar 13, 2015 | Reason TV
  • How To Talk About Race At Starbucks (video)

    03/20/2015 10:34:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    Internet Action Force (IAF) ^ | March 19, 2015 | Rob King
    At Starbucks, we respect your heritage AND your order.
  • WATCH: Jon Stewart Takes Jab at Netanyahu for 'Apparently Defeating Obama'

    03/19/2015 5:29:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    On Thursday, Jon Stewart offered his insight on the Israeli elections, highlighting the American media reaction, the White House's response (or lack there of), rhetoric the prime minister used during his campaign and rehashing memories of a not-so fortunate former presidential candidate. In a segment title "Oy Voted," Stewart's satire directs its aim at multiple themes including the housing crisis, but Stewart saved his most poignant barb for the rhetoric Netanyahu used during the campaign, saying "how dare you gin-up racist fears for short term political gain...that's our (US) thing- now you have a copyright infringement suit on your hands,"...
  • Video: Israeli woman tries to get her daughter to say "Boji".

    03/19/2015 2:38:53 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 13, 2015 | mor hai
    FYI, "Boji" is the nickname of Isaac Herzog, the losing Labor candidate for PM in Israel's recent election. Beyond that, despite being in Hebrew the video speaks for itself.
  • Did You Know That Noam Chomsky's 4 Grandparents Were Ultra-Orthodox Jews?

    03/19/2015 9:39:13 AM PDT · by pinochet · 11 replies
    Noma Chomsky is America's most famous anti-Israel intellectual. I came across this interview that he did, where he revealed that his Paternal and Maternal grandparents were ultra-Orthodox Jews http://tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/50260/qa-noam-chomsky This revelation is evidence of the damage that our Marxist universities inflict on young people from religious families. The more prestigious a university is in the eyes of the liberal media, the more Marxist it is. This should alert Freepers who are hoping to send their children to college in the next few years, to be very careful in their choice of college. Your son might end up becoming like Michael...
  • Shattuck: Trump circus act not worth peanuts

    03/19/2015 9:38:30 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 12 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/19/15 | Tom Shattuck
    Cue the helicopter. Cue the podium. Cue the hair. Cue the bucolic Granite State backdrop. Trump is back in New Hampshire today, and he’ll have you know that he is seriously considering running for president. Seriously. Think boardroom seriousness — “You’re fired!” and all that. Sure, he also meant it four years ago when the Trump-o-copter delivered him to take a victory lap for forcing President Obama to fork over his birth certificate. And he meant it in 1987, 1988 and 2000. But this time is different, he’ll tell you. In truth, it is not different, and he is not...
  • University of Minnesota Duluth offers minor in LGBTQ studies to ‘prepare students for life’

    03/19/2015 8:19:41 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 03/19/2015 | By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times
    The University of Minnesota Duluth will begin offering a minor in LGBTQ studies so that students can be better prepared for life in “an increasingly diverse society.” To complete the minor, students will have to take classes such as “An Introduction to LGBTQ” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer), “Queer Theory,” “Queer Media,” “Queer Cinema in International Perspective” and “History of the Homosexual Rights,” Campus Reform reported. “This minor will prepare students for life,” Gesa Zinn, head of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, told Campus Reform. ” ‘The job’ the LGBTQ minor prepares students for is to understand and...
  • Father: Schock Might Have Been ‘A Little Careless,’ But Most Allegations ‘Lies And Innuendos’

    03/18/2015 6:08:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | March 18, 2015
    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s father said the congressman is a “broken” man, after announcing he’ll resign from Congress at the end of the month, in light of a growing scandal over his business deals, and possible misuse of taxpayer and campaign funds. Dr. Richard Schock said he spoke with his son Tuesday, when the congressman announced his resignation, effective March 31. “Ten years from now, whatever he’s doing, he’ll be successful at, I’ll promise you that. Two years from now he’ll be successful, if he’s not in jail,” the elder Shock said of his son. Schock, a four-term Peoria Republican,...
  • Man dies an goes to heaven ... (Obama joke)

    03/18/2015 5:43:22 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    18 March 2015
    Man dies and goes to heaven. At the Pearly Gates, he's greeted by an angel. Inside is a large court yard with clocks and different times on each of the clocks. He asks the Angel, "What are all those clocks for ?" "Oh," says the angel, "those clocks are from the most famous people on earth - for each lie one tells, the clock advances 1 second." "Hmmmm," say the man, " How come that clock only advanced one second?" "Oh, that one belongs to Mother Teresa," said the angel. "Well what about that one ?" Said the man, "It...
  • Harry Reid Thanks Rand Paul for Eye Injury Advice

    03/18/2015 2:01:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-18-15 | Roll Call
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid thanked Sen. Rand Paul Wednesday for his medical advice about his ongoing recovery from the New Year’s Day accident that caused serious eye damage. The public expression of gratitude from Reid came on the Senate floor, while the Kentucky Republican and prospective presidential candidate was presiding over the chamber. The Nevada Democrat recalled for those watching the well-documented exercise accident that led to the significant facial and eye injuries that have forced Reid to don sunglasses often in the aftermath.
  • ISIS commander mocked for looking like a doner kebab: Ruthless Islamist looks like greasy snack

    03/17/2015 12:20:06 PM PDT · by dead · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/17/15
    A ruthless commander fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq has been ridiculed by activists online after a photograph emerged of him wearing camouflage that made him look like a doner kebab. The photograph shows notorious ISIS commander Abu Wahib standing next to a black van somewhere in Iraq's Anbar province while wearing distinctive brown military fatigues. The rotund 28-year-old general's stance and unusually-coloured outfit was immediately compared to a doner kebab by members of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered, the anti-ISIS activist group based in the terrorist organisation's de facto capital.
  • Virginia school suspends an 11-year-old for one year over a leaf that wasn’t marijuana

    Earlier this school year, a sixth-grader in the gifted-and-talented program at Bedford Middle School in Bedford, Virginia was suspended for one year after an assistant principal found something that looked like a marijuana leaf in his backpack. The student, the 11-year-old son of two school teachers, had to enroll in the district's alternative education program and be homeschooled. He was evaluated by a psychiatrist for substance abuse problems, and charged with marijuana possession in juvenile court. In the months since September, he's become withdrawn, depressed, and he suffers from panic attacks. He is worried his life is over, according to...
  • Psaki: Former Secretaries of State Are Not 'Standard Employees'

    03/17/2015 7:58:44 AM PDT · by HammerT · 48 replies
    cnsnews ^ | March 17, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "I don't think former secretaries are standard employees," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at Monday's briefing. She was responding to questions about Hillary Clinton's OF-109 form, the document that every State Department employee must sign when they leave the agency, certifying that they have "surrendered to responsible officials" all classified, unclassified and other work-related documents in their possession. Departing employees also must certify that they "understand the criminal penalties relating to U.S. Government records," including the concealment, removal, or mutilation of those records. As of Monday, the State Department still couldn't say whether former Secretary of State...
  • Imagining the Walker/Clinton presidential debate

    03/16/2015 10:30:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3-16-15 | Thomas Lifson
    Generally, we eschew fantasies imagining what various people would say in favor of analysis of what they actually have said. But Jennifer Rubin’s Washington Post column laying out a scenario for a presidential debate between Scott Walker and Hillary Clinton is just too much fun to ignore. Read the whole thing, but here is an opening excerpt: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2015/03/15/what-would-walker-vs-clinton-be-like/ Out walks Clinton and Walker. They shake hands and Walker offers his arm as they walk over to the podiums. The image of a boy scout walking a senior citizen across the street comes to mind. Throughout the debate, she calls him...
  • Where's Putin? The Best Of The Memes (SATIRE ALERT)

    03/16/2015 3:47:20 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 03/16/2015 | BBC News
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been seen in public for nearly two weeks and the internet has responded to his vanishing act in the only way it knows how: memes.
  • Hillary Humor

    03/15/2015 2:29:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    <p>Looking through my archives, Hillary Clinton rarely has been the target of political humor. I did share a quiz last year that definitely had a snarky tone, but the main goal was to expose her extremist views.</p> <p>Similarly, I mocked both her and her husband that same year for plotting to minimize their tax burden, but I was simply calling attention to their gross hypocrisy.</p>
  • Obama joins in jokefest with GOP's Walker at Gridiron dinner

    03/15/2015 8:39:41 AM PDT · by dila813 · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Today | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting older changes a guy, President Barack Obama says, and he admits he's getting crankier. "Next week I'm signing an executive order to get off my lawn," Obama joked Saturday night at the Gridiron Club and Foundation's annual dinner. On top of that, the nation's graying chief executive says he's having trouble now with his morning cup of joe. "Coffee really disagrees with me these days," he says, "which is why John Boehner just invited coffee to address the joint House."
  • Fact Check: Ted Cruz Attack Proves PolitiFact Is Run By Gigantic A**holes

    03/14/2015 6:57:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/14/15 | John Nolte
    After PolitiFact rated as “mostly false” a joke made by Republican Senator Ted Cruz, using all the known and provable qualities associated with PolitiFact, Breitbart News engaged in an exhaustive, science and fact-based investigation in order to find a way to perfectly describe the people who run the fact-checking site. We went where the facts led us, and the facts led us to the objective conclusion that PolitiFact is run by gigantic assholes. Here’s how the final “Gigantic Assholes” conclusion was made. Fact-Checking Republican Humor PolitiFact’s fact check against Senator Cruz was the first piece of data used in our...
  • Laura Ingraham accurately impersonates Hillary Clinton’s yoga instructor

    03/14/2015 3:47:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    Laura Ingraham on Hillary Clinton’s totally believable excuse for deleting trivial emails…
  • Meet DC Matic: The Only Hillary-Approved Email Server

    03/13/2015 8:40:00 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/13/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Do you run a government agency but hate complying with the law? Then you need DC Matic, the Hillary Clinton-approved email server! Video at https://youtu.be/OlWo05vlKkM
  • Neighbor Trolls Clinton, Puts Up Yard Sign Selling ‘Clean Hard Drive’

    03/12/2015 10:31:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3-12-15 | Evan McMurry
    Trolling season, which comes around every March 15, arrived in Chappaqua three days early this year when one of Hillary Clinton’s neighbors stuck a FOR SALE sign in his lawn advertising a scoured hard drive:
  • Hillary Clinton could face jail time as email scandal sparks legal challenges

    03/11/2015 7:14:12 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 47 replies
    wash times ^ | 3-11-2015 | stephen dinan
    By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 11, 2015 The Obama administration will soon find itself in court having to explain to federal judges why it never told anyone former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used a secret email address, potentially spoiling dozens of open records requests, experts said Wednesday. And Mrs. Clinton could face up to three years in prison per message if she is found to have broken her word and handled classified information on the secret account, one open records expert told The Washington Times. The legal challenges have already begun, with The...
  • Presidential Impeachment Proceedings - Richard M. Nixon

    03/11/2015 11:14:07 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    This is an excerpt with some particularly timely clips. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ To avoid handing over all of the 42 subpoenaed tapes to the House Judiciary Committee, Nixon instead released 1,254 pages of edited transcripts of 20 tapes in the spring of 1974. But the transcripts caused a national sensation as Americans glimpsed behind closed doors for the first time at a cynical Nixon who frequently used obscene language in the Oval Office, in contrast to his carefully tailored public image. The transcripts also revealed Nixon frequently discussing Watergate including the raising of "hush money" to keep the burglars quiet. "We could...
  • Suspicious Fires Twice Destroyed Key Sharpton Records

    03/11/2015 9:44:26 AM PDT · by drpix · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/11/15 | JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR
    As Al Sharpton ran for mayor of New York City in 1997 and for president in 2003, fires at his offices reportedly destroyed critical financial records, and he subsequently failed to comply with tax and campaign filing requirements... "...it destroyed nearly everything, including computers, files, and campaign records," the Reverend’s spokesperson {said}... But a source knowledgeable about the investigation tells National Review Online that Sharpton’s office was mostly empty, and that the damage was not extensive.
  • Clinton gonna Clinton (video superimposed - amazing)

    03/11/2015 7:30:27 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 18 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/11/2015 | unknown
    Bill Clinton - sexual relations clip and Hillary's email clip They are cut from the same lawyer clothe, but the rapist/pedophile is more likable.
  • Carey Wedler Asks, READY FOR HILLARY? (the Obama girl)

    03/11/2015 6:23:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/10/12 | Carey Welder
    In the first video of a "new voices" series, libertarian writer Carey Wedler asks, READY FOR HILLARY? Learn more about D'Souza here: http://www.dineshdsouza.com. Catch more of Carey here https://www.youtube.com/user/Careyelizabeth824
  • Giant Methane Storms On Uranus

    03/10/2015 7:27:55 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 115 replies
    IFLScience.com ^ | 10MAR2015 | Helen Maynard-Casely
    Most of the times we have looked at Uranus, it has seemed to be a relatively calm place. Well, yes its atmosphere is the coldest place in the solar system. But, when we picture the seventh planet in our solar system invariably the image of a calming blue hazy disc that the spacecraft Voyager 2 took in 1986 comes to mind. Uranus as seen by NASA’s Voyager 2 NASA/JPL-Caltech However, all we have previously known about the atmosphere of Uranus has been ’thrown to the wind’ with observations made last year. In August 2014 a group led by Imke de...
  • @YogabyHillary The inevitable Twitter Handle

    03/10/2015 3:03:41 PM PDT · by tellw · 11 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/10/15 | Yoga by Hillary
    Yoga by Hillary (@yogabyhillary) 3/10/15, 5:40 PM Cleansing your spiritual inbox requires inner strength, your own private offsite server #yogabyhillary #ClintonEmails #yogaroutines #namaste
  • Major survey shows gun ownership declining (GSS, Univ of Chicago NORC)

    03/09/2015 6:21:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2015 6:27 PM EDT | Emily Swanson
    The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it’s ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt. According to the latest General Social Survey, 32 percent of Americans either own a firearm themselves or live with someone who does, which ties a record low set in 2010. That’s a significant decline since the late 1970s and early 1980s, when about half of Americans told researchers there was a gun in their...
  • Hillary in the White House

    03/09/2015 4:15:39 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 16 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6h7kZLpWYA ^ | Uploaded on Apr 16, 2009 | Andrew Lyman-Clarke
    This is a great video to watch with your coffee on the first Monday after putting our clocks ahead, and once you've recovered from watching this, please watch this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfU3hI8ML30 (please note the guy is not even playing actual guitar chords.) Then finish up with this, and realize that there's still hope. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mYW5nmS9ps
  • 2015 Budget: Boehner and McConnell include One Trillion Dollars for WH Vacations and Golf - satire

    03/08/2015 3:14:44 PM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 5 replies
    self | March 8, 2015 | broken_arrow1
    As the US debt limit is expected to be surpassed by mid-March, 2015, early negotiations between Congress and the White House are beginning to focus on the Obama Administration and the expected inclusion of funding for President Barack Hussein Obama's future vacations and WH sponsored golf outings. Mitch McConnell has brokered an arrangement with the WH to include money in the 2015-16 budget for these expenditures, which are expected to be more than double the amount spent in 2014. McConnell has already indicated a willingness to cooperate with the WH on budget issues and has stated that there will be...
  • Is Scott Walker The Antichrist? The Evidence Mounts

    03/08/2015 3:18:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-7-2015 | Eric Owens
    Washington, D.C. journalists and other sad, bitter wackos on the margins of society have embarked on a recent crusade to find some scandal — any scandal — to sink rapidly rising 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner Scott Walker.In late February, for example, two Washington Post reporters spent valuable interview time asking the Wisconsin governor whether he believes President Barack Obama is a Christian. Walker’s response of “I don’t know” served as the Post’s hard-hitting headline fodder. That uncompromising gotcha question was followed this week by revelations that Walker’s spokeswomen are alluring.Walker has also taken heat for suggesting that he would boldly...
  • I just got a weird solicitation email from Hillary Clinton. Can I trust it?

    03/04/2015 7:56:14 AM PST · by dead · 46 replies
    From:Hillary Clinton Chappaqua Tel: 212-80-34069502 Dear Sir/Madam This letter is not intended to to cause any embarrassment but just to contact your esteem self-following the knowledge of your high repute and trustworthiness. I am Hillary Clinton, the wife of the former United Statsian Head of State Jefferson Clinton who now serves peoples of wealth limited by poverty.If you are conversant with world news,you would understand better,while I got your contacts through my personal research. Please,I need your assistance to make this happen and please; do not undermine it because it will also be a source of upliftment to you also.You...
  • Breaking: House passes DHS funding 257-167

    03/03/2015 12:18:00 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 203 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/03/2015 | Luke Russert
    GOP is 75 yea and 167 nay Cave complete.
  • Painter says he included Monica Lewinsky's dress in Bill Clinton portrait

    03/02/2015 8:55:18 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Pilly.com ^ | 3-2-15 | Stephanie Farr
    RENOWNED Bucks County portrait artist Nelson Shanks has painted everyone from Princess Diana to President Bill Clinton and from Pope John Paul II to Marisa Tomei. He and his wife, Leona, are the founders of Studio Incamminati, an art school on 12th Street near Callowhill. On a recent Friday, as the north light of a chilly afternoon flooded his Andalusia studio, Shanks, 77, chain smoked cigarettes and drank Diet Cokes while painting Gabrielle, a beautiful young belly dancer, on a 7-by-5-foot canvas. Following his 7-hour session with Gabrielle, Shanks spoke with Stephanie Farr about a hidden secret in his portrait...
  • House Democratic campaign arm fundraises off shutdown that didn't happen

    02/28/2015 11:00:24 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2-28-2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    February 28, 2015 House Democratic campaign arm fundraises off shutdown that didn't happen by Susan Ferrechio The House Democratic fundraising arm had to retract an email sent to supporters this morning that declared the Department of Homeland Security shut down at midnight. "Here's the bad news," the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said in an email. "Republicans forced a shutdown of Homeland Security. It started at MIDNIGHT last night. Now more than ever we need to raise $200,000 to launch an effective Rapid Response campaign against obstructionist Republicans." Congress voted last night to keep the department funded for a week, averting...
  • Governor's Islamist Terror Comparison Shocks Wisconsin Protesters

    02/28/2015 9:47:46 AM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | February 28, 2015 | Ed Pilkington
    Governor's Islamist Terror Comparison Shocks Wisconsin Protesters Scott Walker’s CPAC account of 2011 protests in state’s capitol unnerve those who were present as some accuse him of painting working people as the enemy Ed Pilkington 27 February 2015 Participants in the massive political protests in Wisconsin in 2011 have reacted with a mixture of shock, disbelief and anger to remarks by Governor Scott Walker which compared his handling of the peaceful demonstrations to his stance on Islamist terrorism were he to become president. Walker, who is enjoying a surge of support among the conservative wing of the Republican party amid...
  • Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia's security concerns over Ukraine

    02/27/2015 10:31:31 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    Reuters Mobile ^ | 2-27-2015 | Sui-Lee Wee
    Western powers should take into consideration Russia's legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow's position in the crisis. Qu Xing, China's ambassador to Belgium, was quoted by state news agency Xinhua late on Thursday as blaming competition between Russia and the West for the Ukraine crisis, urging Western powers to "abandon the zero-sum mentality" with Russia. He said the "nature and root cause" of the crisis was the "game" between Russia and Western powers, including the United States and the European Union. He said external...
  • Boehner Blowing Kisses Brings Back Bad Memories for Brzezinski

    02/27/2015 6:49:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski suffered an acute bout of PKSD: Post Kiss Stress Disorder. After a clip was rolled of John Boehner blowing kisses at a reporter, Mika got all verklempt, exclaiming "I know a lot of dirty old men who did that to me. I'm throwing up. That brought back bad memories." Things got so bad for poor Mika that she eventually fled the set and had to be coaxed back. View the video here.
  • 8th Grade Class Receives Immigration Assignment that Leaves One Dad Shaking His Head

    02/26/2015 8:57:20 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    At Shattuck Middle School in Wisconsin, one 8th grade class was assigned homework on the topic of immigration policy in the United States. The homework, assigned by 8th grade Social Studies teacher Grace Davis, featured a political cartoon with a clearly labeled Democrat laying bricks to convey the building of a “pathway to citizenship,” while the Republican-labeled character is removing the bricks, effectively dismantling any immigration process. The cartoon is originally from the Chattanooga Times Free Press, not the teacher’s own creation.
  • HHS pays Obamacare insurers $3 billion that Congress never authorized

    02/26/2015 5:58:00 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/26/15 | Rick Moran
    The Department of Health and Human Services paid $3 billion to Obamacare insurers as part of a program to limit their losses in covering reduced out of pocket consumer expenses like lower deductibles and smaller total health care costs per year. The only problem is, that Congress never authorized the spending. snip Laws are for little people and we'll decide when and how to spend the people's money. What's that? The Constitution says what about how taxpayer money is spent? Hah! What do they know. They've all been dead for 200 years. To all you Congress people, sit down, shut...
  • Swivel Eyed Lunacy - Josh 316

    02/25/2015 7:36:06 PM PST · by Nipfan · 7 replies
    Bishop Hill ^ | February 25, 2015 | Josh
    Further to my earlier story (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3261263/posts?q=1&;page=1) the brilliant Josh at Bishop Hill puts it into perspective - http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2015/2/25/swivel-eyed-lunacy-josh-316.html#comments