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  • Cruz: Trump May Owe ‘Billions’ in Loans to Big Banks (Feb 1 article)

    02/12/2016 8:27:07 PM PST · by TBP · 172 replies
    PJ Media ^ | FEBRUARY 1, 2016 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    When Donald Trump heard that Ted Cruz had taken out a loan from Goldman Sachs (against his own investments, by the way), he lashed out at his rival. The loan proved that Cruz was owned by the banks! He could not be trusted! He'd just do Goldman's bidding! Oh my, how terrible! Yes, Cruz was clearly a crony of the big banks. This criticism caused the Cruz campaign to study Trump's own finances a bit. What they've discovered is downright shocking: Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Sunday said GOP front-runner Donald Trump owes “hundreds of millions or even billions”...
  • US Attorney General Loretta Lynch Visits South Florida [Pretending To Like Police Officers]

    02/11/2016 7:54:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    ...Lynch is visiting South Florida over the next two days to discuss policing issues and ways of building trust and cooperation between law enforcement and local citizens. Lynch on Thursday will recognize the Doral Police Department for training officers to have a better community relationship... On Friday, Lynch will host a youth town hall at a Miami high school....
  • VIDEO: Papers shake in Bill Clinton's hand as he accuses Sanders supporters of 'sexism'

    02/08/2016 8:21:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | February 8, 2016 | Olaf Ekberg
    An increasingly geriatric Bill Clinton is upping his attacks on the 74-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders, and is attempting to link anonymous internet "trolls" to Hillary's rival. Holding apparent print outs of internet comments, Clinton escalated his attacks on his wife's opponent in Milford, New Hampshire Sunday night. Bill Clinton Takes Aim at Bernie Sanders "For her, this is not about grand revolution. This is about whether can improve peoples lives," Clinton said with a frail voice. "Vicious trolling," he dubbed apparent comments made towards female Clinton supporters, "that are literally too profane often - not to mention sexist - to...
  • Canada's Trudeau to DiCaprio: Your climate remarks don't help

    01/22/2016 3:09:22 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Canada's Trudeau to DiCaprio: Your climate remarks don't help By Reuters Published: 17:04 EST, 22 January 2016 | Updated: 17:04 EST, 22 January 2016 DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Leonardo DiCaprio to tone down his "inflammatory rhetoric" on climate change saying it was not helping those who have lost their oil-industry jobs. The movie star had told the World Economic Forum in the Swiss mountain town of Davos on Wednesday that corporate greed was causing climate change and "enough is enough." At a dinner later in the day, Trudeau, elected in October as...
  • WHEN TED CRUZ WANTED TO BE PART OF THE ESTABLISHMENT

    01/26/2016 1:00:07 PM PST · by true believer forever · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | January 26j, 2016 | Shane Goldman
    While Cruz is running for president in 2016 as the consummate outsider, he launched his political career as a Bush administration insider, and his relationship with the GOP establishment is far deeper and more complex than he lets on. On the trail today, Cruz bashes the "Washington cartel," jokes of being so hated in the U.S. Capitol that he needs a "food-taster," and says at nearly every stop, "If you see a candidate Washington embraces, run and hide." But 16 years ago, as a young domestic policy adviser for Bush's 2000 campaign, Cruz himself had sought Washington's embrace. He uprooted...
  • Washington Post Live Online Debate: The Bush Legacy

    01/26/2016 12:42:40 PM PST · by true believer forever · 14 replies
    Robertbryce.com ^ | September 4, 2004 | Rod D Martin
    In his new book, Thank You, President Bush: Reflections on the War on Terror, Defense of the Family, and Revival of the Economy, author Rod D. Martin argues that Bush has not only made America safer and stronger, but that he will go down in history as one of our greatest presidents. At the same time Robert Bryce, author of Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the Rise of Texas, America's Superstate, looks at President Bush as an integral part of the Texas oil machine out to enrich both him and his "cronies." The book gathers together the leading lights of...
  • Trump’s Deportation Proposal Isn’t Nazism, It’s A Senate Proposal Called ‘Touchback’

    01/15/2016 11:15:59 AM PST · by TBP · 91 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | August 28, 2015 | S. Noble
    Donald Trump is being accused, along with the entire Republican Party, of being a NAZI who wants to round people up and send them back to their native countries in box cars when all he is doing is promoting a proposal seriously considered by the Senate in 2007. Hillary Clinton equated Republicans with NAZIs Friday. Presidential candidate Clinton, who is facing a possible indictment for violating the Espionage Act, thinks if you want borders and have concerns about illegal immigration then you are a NAZI putting people in box cars. No candidate has proposed putting immigrants in box cars. Trump’s...
  • David Brooks's Hypocritical Attack on Ted Cruz Reveals an Important Truth

    01/15/2016 1:44:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | January 15, 2016 | David French
    Because Cruz kept a repeat offender in prison, Brooks says he's not a good Christian. David Brooks does not like Ted Cruz. In an escalating series of attacks, Brooks has gone from saying that Cruz doesn't "live within the confines of reality" and is "nakedly ambitious" - a "selfish Machiavellian" - to now saying that Cruz's rhetoric is "Satanic" or perhaps "Mephistophelian." But Brooks really tears into Cruz in his latest column, arguing that his speeches are "marked by what you might call pagan brutalism." He claims that Cruz's "career and public presentation" are devoid of "the Christian virtues: humility,...
  • One Left-Wing Ring to Rule Them All

    01/12/2016 5:06:02 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/12/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Proper liberal credentials trump all the usual forms of identity politics. In the 21st century, doctrinaire liberalism is synonymous with hypocrisy. Or maybe it is better seen as career insurance, providing exemption from all the many paradoxes of a leftist worldview. The rich supporter of affirmative action still uses, without apology, the old-boy network to pull privileged strings to get his own son admitted to the proper college. Al Gore flies on a carbon-spewing private jet, saving the planet by getting to conferences more quickly and enjoyably. High-tax proponent John Kerry docks his yacht where he can avoid taxes; how...
  • Hating the West, Inc.

    01/05/2016 4:40:31 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/5/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Western elites and Third World critics both enjoy Western largesse. Professing dislike of the West and its culture and legacy is an industry on campus. The subtext of “white privilege” is that it consists of unearned status accorded those of European background. To listen to the anti-Westerners, you would think that the inventors of electrical generation, indoor plumbing, and vaccinations were enemies of the planet. Multiculturalism, the orthodoxy of popular culture, and the current bite of the media and the arts are all predicated on the idea that Western civilization is more toxic than admirable. Citing the evils of the...
  • Libs Demand Trump’s Name Be Stripped From State Park HE DONATED!

    12/27/2015 6:55:09 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Liberals are flailing about doing everything they can to attack Donald Trump. The latest effort seems to be removing Trump's name from a $100 million park he donated to New York State - called "Donald J. Trump State Park." Despite the massive donation, Democratic lawmakers are trying to strip his name from the park and replace it with a folk singer, or Revolutionary War hero or something. Fox News is reporting two liberal lawmakers plan to introduce the "Anything But Trump Act," (yes, it's that transparent), which would remove the name - and the signs - from a closed 440-acre...
  • NPR Used ‘Schlonged’ to Describe Geraldine Ferraro in 2011

    12/23/2015 4:22:56 PM PST · by mkjessup · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 December 2015 | Joel Pollak
    Donald J. Trump is still coming under fire from Hillary Clinton's campaign and the media, including National Public Radio (NPR), for using the term "schlonged" to describe her defeat in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.
  • Ted Cruz Strikes Back at Washington Post Cartoonist for Mocking His Daughters: They’re . . .

    12/23/2015 9:31:19 AM PST · by Hoodat · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    UPDATE 9:00 PM ET: The Washington Post has officially yanked the cartoon down, un-publishing it late Tuesday evening after this Breitbart News story. After pulling the cartoon down, the post issued this statement from editor Fred Hiatt: "It's generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it. I failed to look at this cartoon before it was published. I understand why Ann thought an exception to the policy was warranted in this case, but I do not agree." Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate who's currently surging in polls six weeks ahead...
  • ‘Thank You, We’re Done’: Don Lemon Cuts off [Pro-Trump] Guest...

    12/23/2015 6:04:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    mediaite ^ | 12/22/15 | E Preza
    CNN's Don Lemon abruptly ended an interview with conservative commentator Kurt Schlichter.... ....Schlichter insisted he couldn't care less about the outrage surrounding Trump's comment. "Don, it's gonna take a lot more for me to get upset at a woman who enabled a guy who turned the Oval Office into a frat house and his intern into a humidor," Schlichter said referring to President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. "You know, I just don't care. I so don't care. I would need Stephen Hawking to find the theoretical limit of how little I care about Donald Trump's silly jokes."
  • Cruz: Gang of 8 Amendment Didn’t Allow Legal Status, Amendments Were Designed To Show ‘Hypocrisy

    12/17/2015 6:19:50 AM PST · by Isara · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Dec 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stated that amendments he proposed to the Gang of Eight bill were designed to expose “hypocrisy” on behalf of the bill’s authors and that he did not propose an amendment allowing illegal immigrants to obtain legal status on Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel....Cruz responded, “Actually, Bret, it wouldn’t have. What was happening there is that was the battle over the Gang of Eight, the Rubio/Schumer amnesty bill, which was a massive amnesty bill proposed by Senator [Marco] Rubio (R-FL), by [Sen.] Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Barack Obama,...
  • Harrison Ford, Owner of 'Enviable Collection of Aircraft,' Lectures World About Climate Change

    12/15/2015 8:43:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/15/2015 | Walter Hudson
    The December 18 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be the most anticipated in film history. The film will feature the return of characters not seen onscreen since 1983. Among those will be smuggler and scruffy-looking scoundrel Han Solo, portrayed by the legendary Harrison Ford.Promoting the film in an Australian interview, Ford plotted an odd course toward a different sort of fantasy, climate change hysteria. From ABC News Online: The veteran star of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises did not mince words when pointing out his disdain for arguments between leaders and countries. "People think...
  • Since Sandy Hook, an American Kid Has Died by a Gun Every Other Day

    12/14/2015 5:26:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    NBC Democrat Propaganda "News" ^ | 12/14/15 | MIKE BRUNKER and POLLY DEFRANK
    There are at least 554 reasons to ask whether American children are safer from gun violence today than they were three years ago, when the unthinkable happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School. That's how many kids under the age of 12 have died from gunshots- both intentional and accidental- since Adam Lanza stormed into the school in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012, and shot dead 20 children and six staff members, according to an NBC News analysis.
  • Will Ferrell stays serious for a second on SNL to attack Trump's ban on Muslims

    12/13/2015 6:36:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/15 | EVAN BLEIER
    Donald Trump was ridiculed as a 'knucklehead with a big, fat orange Oompa Loompa face' last night on SNL as Will Ferrell reprised his President George W. Bush role for the show's cold opening. Dismissing the billionaire tycoon's policy to ban Muslims entering America, Ferrell turned deadly serious for a second to say the idea was 'impossible to implement and not what this country is all about.' And as he mocked the outspoken businessman it was difficult to tell if Ferrell broke character when he began laughing at the very thought of Trump and 'his hair, and the 100 foot...
  • GOP eager to fiercely defend non-citizen Muslims; Silent about Christian Bakers & Photogs

    12/12/2015 4:55:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    12/12/15 | sff
    During one of my waking moments this morning, I was struck by this realization: within MOMENTS of Donald Trump speaking out about a temporary halt of Muslim immigration, there were GOP apparatchiks like Lindsay Grayed Ham and others denouncing the idea. Over the past seven years, there have been good Christian people who have lost livelihoods and standing in the community on ACCOUNT OF THEIR RELIGION. No, it wasn't a religion of hate, but one of principles. They didn't chop someone's head off or shoot them. They merely said "no" to a celebration of an event that violated their deeply...
  • Did WPLG buy a bunch of Twitter followers This Week? [Miami ABC Station]

    12/09/2015 12:45:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 10/9/15
    Social media is big, and with old media embracing it we've seen local media in particular pump their social media follower count like it's the new ratings standard.... ....two days ago, when a tipster alerted me to WPLG's Twitter account @WPLGLocal10 and how fast they were gaining followers. They were literally adding 1,000+ followers per hour. Shortly after a few others emailed SFLTV about it, even viewers who found it humorous they're being followed and unfollowed by WPLG on Twitter. ....People we talked to alleged WPLG bought Twitter followers.... ...All told in the span of less than 3 days WPLG...
  • Over 40,000 Black kids killed in US by Guns, No Outrage from New York Times

    12/08/2015 1:39:45 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    It took a Muslim couple's killing spree of Americans in San Bernardino, California, the worst terrorist attack since 9/11, for the New York Times to conclude America has a "gun epidemic." America does have a gun problem. But it's not a legal-gun-owner/mass-murder crisis. It's an illegal-gun/black-children epidemic. Guns in the US have killed over 40,000 black children. Fewer than 800 people have died in America at the hands of mass shooters. ...Why has this wholesale killing of black children been ignored by Democrats like Obama and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton? Democrats’ refusal to even address the problem is particularly vexing...
  • What Alaska’s Christmas Tree Tells Us about Government Overreach and Hypocrisy

    12/06/2015 6:34:21 PM PST · by Twotone · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec. 3, 2015 | Cathy Giessel
    As an Alaskan, I am flattered that this year's Capitol Christmas tree comes from our own Chugach National Forest. Selected by the U.S. Forest Service for its perfect, conical shape and evenly dispersed branches, the 74-foot Lutz spruce is a statuesque symbol, for sure. But it symbolizes much more than holiday cheer.
  • On This Day: August 1, 1863: NY Times uses Gatling guns to defend the NY Times (Hypocrites)

    12/06/2015 6:35:26 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    At Newspaper Row, across from City Hall, Henry Raymond, owner and editor of The New York Times, averted the rioters with Gatling guns, one of which he manned. The mob, instead, attacked the headquarters of abolitionist Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until forced to flee by the Brooklyn Police.
  • Single ISIS terrorist found 5,000 miles away, but Feds cannot find millions of illegals in USA

    11/13/2015 5:48:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    11/13/15 | sff
    So watching the news today, the American media is DROOLING with fake delight over the killing of the terrorist Jihadi John.....with a subtext that military prowess was able to target the bad guy. Two thoughts came to mind: 1. This administration can somehow make it a priority to target some British sleaze in the middle east, but REFUSES to find murderous illegal aliens in our own borders. 2. This administration ALSO tries to lecture Israel whenever that nation targets those who kill her citizens.
  • Mizzou’s student body president apologizes for scaring everybody with false KKK on campus rumor

    11/11/2015 12:10:04 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 47 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 11/11/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    It was a rough night on the campus of the University of Missouri, thanks in large part to Student Body President Payton Head. Head posted on Facebook earlier in the night that the KKK was confirmed on campus and that he was working with “the MUPD, the state trooper and the National Guard.” The only problem with that terrifying statement is it wasn’t true and Head was forced to delete the post and apologize: Head then directed students to follow @MUalert — “The online emergency information center for the University of Missouri” — as the “ONLY account with confirmed information”:
  • Das Tomb: Karl Marx's Resting Place Has an Entry Fee

    11/07/2015 7:05:02 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/26/15 | Joe Pinsker
    “Workers of all lands unite,” reads the marble engraving atop Karl Marx’s grave in London. But if said workers were to congregate at the tomb of their advocate, they’d have to part with some of their capital: It costs about $6 to enter the portion of Highgate Cemetery where he lies. Some modern-day admirers of Marx who want to abolish private property are understandably upset that it’s not free to get in. “There are no depths of irony, or bad taste, to which capitalists won’t sink if they think they can make money out of it,” whined one 24-year-old Marxist...
  • Military members not permitted to say Christmas, mention religion per Obama order

    11/07/2015 8:03:47 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 40 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/7/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Since his first run for the Presidency, Obama has claimed to be a Christian even though he was schooled in a Madrassa in Indonesia. He also claimed he was an immigrant to get into college and was a member of Rev. Wright’s church for many years. There he heard that America needed to be brought down and that our “chickens have come home to roost.” As groveling, pro-Obama boot-lickers, the media would never let us know the truth underlying the personal history Barack immediately locked away upon being placed in the White House. Of course we can be certain that...
  • SHOCK: JERRY BROWN USED STATE EXPERTS TO SEEK OIL ON FAMILY LAND

    11/05/2015 10:17:10 AM PST · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | november 5, 2015 | joel b. pollak
    California governor Jerry Brown used state experts to prepare a 51-page report on the prospects for oil development on his family's private land in Northern California, according to an Associated Press investigation released early Thursday morning. "Senior staffers in the state's oil and gas regulatory agency over at least two days produced a 51-page historical report and geological assessment, plus a personalized satellite-imaged geological and oil and gas drilling map for the area around Brown's family ranchland near the town of Williams," the AP reported. Brown's office declined to comment, referring the AP instead to the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, which...
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    10/30/2015 5:39:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    CNS ^ | October 30, 2015 | Penny Starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that it’s acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not “fear” retaliation from Christians. “I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear,” Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “I’ve got three kids. “So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I’m not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that’s wonderful. Thank you,” said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on CNBC Moderators: ‘Uncomfortable to Watch’

    10/30/2015 2:08:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/30/15 | Alex Swoyer
    Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, who was criticized for how she moderated the first GOP presidential debate, is herself critiquing the CNBC moderators from Wednesday night’s debate, saying it was “uncomfortable to watch.” “How about personalization of so many of the questions: I, I, I — you heard Becky Quick saying — there was one when she said, ‘I too had student loans, Senator Rubio, and I can’t figure out the math of that; And Harwood, ‘I have spoken with The Economist’; Back to Becky — ‘our cause’ talking about working women; ‘our cause,'” Kelly said in her analysis of the...
  • The Obama Administration: Religious Freedoms for American Muslims, Not American Christians

    10/29/2015 3:48:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2015 | Michael Brown
    If we’ve learned anything here in America in the last few months, it is this: When your religious faith comes in conflict with your job, if you are a Muslim, your faith is protected and sacred; if you are a Christian, it is not. We all know what happened to Christian bakers, florists, photographers, and county clerks who refused to participate in same-sex “marriages” because of their religious faith. They were found guilty by the courts and fined or punished or even imprisoned. And we know where the Obama administration stood on these issues, to the point that last year,...
  • DEBATE RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRESS

    10/29/2015 11:48:28 AM PDT · by shortstop · 28 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/29/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    The lingering question from last night’s Republican presidential debate is not for the candidates or their party, it is for the press. And that question is: Is that you? The conduct of CNBC and its panel of inquisitors – is that you? Is that what has become of American journalism? Because those weren’t reporters, they were insolent idiots. Self-important crusaders engaged in a condescending and partisan attack on people they have dehumanized through their evident disgust. If that is the role to which American journalism has devolved, if the conduct and questions of the CNBC panelists seem reasonable to the...
  • Bernie Sanders Has Fund-Raiser at Fancy Hollywood Home

    10/17/2015 7:47:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 10/17/2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Senator Bernie Sanders has repeatedly denounced campaigns that he says are built around their candidates attending fund-raisers. He has insisted he will not go out hustling money from the wealthiest people in the country, and declared at the first Democratic debate that he is not raising money from millionaires and billionaires. Yet Mr. Sanders was cheered at a fancy campaign fund-raiser at the Hollywood home of Syd Leibovitch, a high-end real estate agent, and his wife, Linda, on Wednesday night. Tickets for the event sold for a minimum of $250. Those who spent the maximum, $2,700, or who raised $10,000,...
  • Jorge Ramos Grills Wasserman Schultz: "I Didn't See A Latino, African-American, Or Asian" On Debate

    10/14/2015 10:32:01 AM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | 14 Oct 15
    Following last night's Democratic presidential primary debate in Las Vegas, DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) was grilled by Fusion's Jorge Ramos on the lack of diversity on the debate stage. Wasserman Schultz said electing and then re-electing a black president shows the diversity in the party. "When I was watching the debate what I was thinking was the Democratic Party lacked diversity. I didn't see a Latino, or an African-American, or an Asian on that stage," Ramos observed. "Well, we have Latinos and African-Americans," Wasserman Schultz boasted. "Our president of the United States, who is a Democrat, is...
  • State Dept confronted over Israel criticism in light of Afghan bombing

    10/06/2015 11:11:51 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 6 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y18lS_ATRYQ | October 6, 2015 | UNWatch
    Matt Lee questions Mark Toner on the parallels between the Kunduz bombing and the Israeli shelling of a UNRWA school.
  • What the Pope Should Say About Air Conditioning

    09/26/2015 5:39:52 AM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 78 replies
    Contracting Business Magazine ^ | Sept 25, 2015 | Matt Michel
    ED. NOTE: As this article is posted, Pope Francis begins his visit to the United States. In his encyclical released in June of this year, the pope singled out air conditioning as being a "harmful habit" that is a symbol of rampant capitalism that is blind to the plight of the poor and disadvantaged. These comments by Matt Michel, CEO of Service Roundtable, serve as a timely response. Since becoming pontiff, Pope Francis has repeatedly made the news for his criticism and condemnation of capitalism and free markets. Worse, in his encyclical, he singled out air conditioning as particularly...
  • Pope Francis: Climate Change Action Cant Wait

    09/23/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by xzins · 220 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 23 Sep 15 | AP
    Jumping into the issues of the day, Pope Francis opened his visit to the United States with a strong call Wednesday for action to combat climate change, calling it a problem that can no longer be left to a future generation. President Barack Obama, in turn, hailed the pontiff as a moral force who is shaking us out of our complacency with reminders to care for the poor and the planet. The White House mustered all the pageantry it had to offer as the pope arrived at the White House before an adoring crowd of thousands and a nation that...
  • The Pope's Problem

    09/24/2015 7:45:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    I've been a Roman Catholic since 1954. I have great respect for Pope Francis. When it comes to matters of faith and morals, what he says, goes. But when it comes to politics and economics, the pope is about as far from infallible as anyone can get. For example, he was in Cuba earlier this week, meeting informally with Fidel Castro and touring the island to say Masses and meet with priests. Apparently the pope was having such a good time he forgot that for more than half a century Cuba has been a rotten communist prison camp and his...
  • Pope Francis' Speech To Congress Didn't Mention Abortion, Gay Marriage By Name

    09/24/2015 8:35:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 151 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 09/24/2015 | Jaweed Kaleem
    In a 3,404-word address, he used only 75 words on the two topics. Pope Francis touched on many topics in his speech to Congress, but conservatives may have expected him to say more about abortion and same-sex marriage. During his historic speech at a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis hit upon a variety of issues that have defined the Catholic church: protecting the environment, helping the poor, addressing the plight of immigrants, abolishing the death penalty and taking a stand against the proliferation of the weapons trade, to name a few. Yet, while the pope had strong...
  • Holy Father's Speech to Congress (Complete Speech of Pope Francis to Congress)

    09/24/2015 11:20:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 45 replies
    Diocese of Paterson ^ | 24 Sep 15 | Pope Francis
    Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends, I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in "the land of the free and the home of the brave". I would like to think that the reason for this is that I too am a son of this great continent, from which we have all received so much and toward which we share a common responsibility. Each son or daughter of a given country has a mission, a personal and social responsibility. Your own responsibility as members of Congress is to enable this...
  • Pope Francis Just Echoed Obama's 'Offensive' Prayer Breakfast Remarks

    While delivering the first address from a pontiff to a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis touched on topics ranging from the plight of immigrants to climate change and the death penalty. Many of his comments were lightly delivered and unlikely to elicit much controversy, though the reaction might be different if they were given by another world leader. Case in point: Toward the beginning of his address, Francis alluded to religious extremism, noting that "no religion is immune" from it. His full quote as prepared for delivery: "Our world is increasingly a place of violent conflict, hatred...
  • Pope devotes one line to abortion in speech to Congress on immigration, climate change, inequality

    09/24/2015 11:58:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2015 | AllahPundit
    Believe it or not, the one line he devoted to abortion was one line more than he devoted to the subject of Jesus, who wasn’t mentioned at all in this morning’s speech according to the transcript. Maybe that was a deliberate choice made by Francis, to stick to politics and universal principles before a domestic television audience with many millions of non-Christians. (He did mention Moses.) Or maybe he just had more important things that he wanted to talk about, like the environment.This is exactly right: The Holy Father's politics, as w/his predecessors, defy easy right-left categorization. Not sure...
  • Pope Urges Congress to Reject 'Mindset of Hostility' on Immigration

    09/24/2015 7:36:59 AM PDT · by xzins · 218 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Sep 2015 | Reuters
    Pope Francis on Thursday urged the U.S. Congress to reject a "mindset of hostility" on immigration and to recognize people who wish to move to the United States as people who are trying to improve their lives and those of their families.
  • Pope Francis appeases the Castros in repressive Cuba

    09/22/2015 9:14:28 PM PDT · by Mariner · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 21st, 2015 | By Editorial Board
    IN HIS visit to the United States beginning Tuesday, Pope Francis will meet not just President Obama and Congress but also those marginalized by our society: homeless people, immigrants, refugees and even the inmates of a jail. Hes expected to raise topics that many Americans will find challenging, such as his harsh critique of capitalism. His supporters say its all part of the role the pope has embraced as an advocate for the powerless, one that has earned him admiration from both Catholics and some outside the church. How, then, to explain Pope Franciss behavior in Cuba? The pope is...
  • Chris Christie Tells NJ National Guard Leader to Lose Weight

    09/22/2015 6:55:59 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 28 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 09/22/2015 | NBC News
    Gov. Chris Christie wants the leader of New Jersey's National Guard to shape up. The Republican governor has given Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff 90 days to slim down and meet his obligations. The action comes after Christie's staff told The Washington Post that the governor was unaware the general had been reprimanded by the Pentagon about his weight and for repeatedly dodging physical-fitness tests.
  • Glenn Beck is Right

    09/17/2015 2:08:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Red State ^ | September 17, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    Glenn Beck has taken a lot of heat, even among people who dont like Trump, for suggesting that tea partiers who are supporting Trump are racist. Having read what Beck said, I have to say that he is exactly right, although really the point he was making wasnt about racism at all.....................What Glenn Beck is essentially saying is that the tea partiers who support Trump are exactly like hockey fans in that way. They claimed all this time to hate Obama for what he did, not who he was. And yet, here comes along a guy who supports all those...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Hypocrisy

    09/16/2015 9:58:00 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-16-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Gov Brings Armed Guards to Anti-Gun Rally [semi-satire]

    09/12/2015 12:12:14 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) brought his own armed guards to a Washington DC anti-gun rally sponsored by Michael Bloombergs anti-gun advocacy group Everytown for America. The Governor saw no irony or hypocrisy in his action. First of all, DC is a very dangerous place with a high rate of gun related violence, McAuliffe said. It would be foolhardy for me to expose myself without having some sort of protection. Second, a governor is no ordinary, expendable average schmo. My elevated position of power makes me a target. I have a right to defend myself against anti-government radicals. McAuliffe also...
  • Clinton: Officials should 'uphold the law'

    09/04/2015 1:19:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton posted a message Thursday saying that government officials should "uphold the law end of story." [Snip] The message from the former secretary of State came in response to news that a judge had found Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
  • Wow! Obama drives down coal company stocks, and Soros buys them on the cheap

    08/18/2015 6:55:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    I have always believed that global warming is a gigantic scam, driven by greed and lust for power. Now comes the shocking news, via Steve Milloy writing on Breitbart, that following President Obama’s use of CO2 emissions as a weapon to drive major coal companies near bankruptcy, the ultimate politically connected speculator George Soros is buying up stock in major coal producers on the cheap. I predicted in this column last week that the left wasn’t going to kill off the coal industry so much as it was going to steal it. That prediction is already becoming true courtesy of billionaire...