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  • Pentagon Puts Brakes On 3 Border Barrier Projects Because Of Cost

    09/17/2019 3:48:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/16/19 | Matthew Choi
    The Defense Department is no longer moving forward with three border barrier projects in California and Arizona, according to a court filing Monday. The move is a reversal of an earlier Pentagon authorization for about 20 miles of fencing, lighting and other border infrastructure that would have used $2.5 billion in funds redirected from a counter-drug fund. That authorization, announced Aug. 27, was based on what was then determined to be "lower-than-expected contract costs." But the Defense Department revealed in the Monday filing that the department would not be able to cover the costs of the project. The Defense Department...
  • Millennial becomes unhinged after boss corrects her spelling of ‘hamster’

    08/15/2019 9:50:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2019 | Selwyn Duke
    Being simultaneously comical and tragic, perhaps nothing reflects our descent into Idiocracy more than millennials who’ll insist their misspellings of words are correct. Just yesterday I read an eyebrow-raising story about this that was quite timely, as I’d experienced millennial spelling moronity just the day prior. My case involved a leftist who emailed me with some deep, substantive criticism: He said I was “insane,” “nuttier than a fruitcake” and “f*****g” nuts.” I responded to him. While I generally don’t play the spelling Nazi, leftists’ characteristic superciliousness inspired me to mention to him, kindly, that he’d written “you’re” as “your” three...
  • Taxing tampons isn’t just unfair, it’s unconstitutional

    07/11/2019 4:43:23 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 116 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2019 | Erwin Chemerinsky & Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
    If the government were to require that only men or only women had to pay a tax of several hundred dollars a year solely because of their sex, that would be an unconstitutional denial of equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Yet that is exactly the effect of the so-called tampon tax.
  • Boris Johnson’s Tory leadership bid in chaos after police called to his home following [Tr]

    06/22/2019 1:01:14 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    metro.co.uk ^ | 22 June 2019 | Jane Wharton
    Boris Johnson’s bid to become prime minister has been thrown into chaos after police were called to blazing row between the MP and his girlfriend. Neighbours heard ‘plate-smashing’ and a ‘screaming row’ between Mr Johnson and Carrie Symonds. She is said to have yelled at him ‘get off me, get out’ at the home they share together in south London. On Saturday Mr Johnson, 55, is gearing up to go head to head with his leadership challenger Jeremy Hunt in the first run-off hustings. However, questions about his complicated private life are set to dominate the battle for Downing Street....
  • Bike riders strip down to expose the impact of climate change [YouTube clip + partial transcript]

    06/16/2019 9:58:27 PM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies
    'Bike Riders Strip Down To Expose The Impact Of Climate Change' 3:38 min FoxNews.com clip: Watters' Worldhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyZ7c4MHvv4
  • Money Well Spent: UCLA to Offer Pole Dancing

    04/24/2019 8:18:31 PM PDT · by Tim Whiteman · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/24/2019 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    More than a few are still trying to figure out why college tuition costs have skyrocketed in the past few years. This may help explain why.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Time Magazine Cover April 1st 2019 (No Fooling)

    03/21/2019 1:36:22 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 95 replies
    NY (Com)Post ^ | March 21, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    Freshman [Representative] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will grace the front page of the April 1 [2019] edition of Time Magazine...The Bronx-native, who shook the Democratic establishment by defeating longtime congressman Joe Crowly in 2018, appears in a headshot taken by photographer Collier Schorr next to the headline: “The Phenom.” The story accompanying the front page, written by Charolette Alter, describes Ocasio-Cortez as “the second-most talked about politician in America...
  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's wild, wacky, and wonderful questioning of Wells Fargo chairman

    03/14/2019 5:36:36 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/14/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez should get her own reality TV show. It would be a comedy, of course, with cameras following her around to record a typical day in the life of the face of the Democratic party. Those cameras would record some of the most illogical, incoherent, idiotic, and just plain weird statements from a woman whose worldview has been shaped by socialism. That she's an ignoramus with a primary school understanding of most issues is a bonus. Yesterday, Ocasio-Cortez "grilled" the chairman of Wells Fargo, Timothy Sloan, asking him a series of bizarre questions about "caging migrant children" and...
  • Statue vandals seem to have mistaken WWII hero for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee

    02/22/2019 9:24:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-22-19
    Statue vandals seem to have mistaken WWII hero for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, museum officials say Vandals in North Carolina may be in need of a history lesson after having set fire to a statue honoring a World War II hero they apparently mistook for a Confederate general, officials said earlier this week. A white marble monument of U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, who commanded the 101st Airborne Division's "Screaming Eagles" during World War II, was doused with flammable liquid and set on fire last week, museum officials said. The statue bears black scorch marks running up...
  • Vandals damage statue of Gen. Lee, except this one fought in WWII

    02/22/2019 6:03:06 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 50 replies
    wect.com ^ | 2/22/19 | unknown
    DUNN, NC (WNCN/CNN) - Authorities said vandals wanted to express their opposition to Confederate monuments by targeting a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The problem is, they went after the wrong statue. Gen. William C. Lee was the commanding officer of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II, and his statue stands in front of his namesake museum, the William C. Lee Airborne Museum. Authorities say someone recently tried to set the statue on fire. “This is a hometown grown boy here that turned out to be an international hero in World War II, but to come...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Ridiculous “Green New Deal” – Multiple Immediate Backfires…

    02/08/2019 6:36:28 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 113 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 2/7/19 | sundance
    Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, aka “Occasional Cortex“, revealed an energy and social justice plan today called “The Green New Deal“, promising a massive transformation of American society. However, the substance (full pdf below) is so ridiculous, there are many people now wondering if she and her allies were set-up by political opponents to make themselves look like fools. The goal is to have all Americans eating sustainable algae cakes and sitting around campfires, barefoot, picking parasites off each other…. or something.
  • Kamala Harris Action Figure Doll Now Available

    01/27/2019 8:36:26 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2019 | Judy Kurtz
    “Think of the impact California has had on our culture,” FCTRY CEO Jason Feinberg said in a statement about the company’s Harris doll. “Same-sex marriage. Computers, of course. Movies. Even small things like avocado toast! As a proud New Yorker, it’s a little hard to admit this, but California always figures things out a bit before the rest of us.” “Right now it’s hard to look at Kamala Harris and not get that same sense,” Feinberg said. FCTRY boasts that the 6-inch Harris figures are “a perfect size for all uses” whether “you want to keep her on your desk...
  • California to Sue City Over Lack of Affordable Housing

    01/25/2019 1:16:14 PM PST · by RedMonqey · 78 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 25, 2019 | Alejandro Lazo
    California is suing one of its own cities for not allowing the construction of enough affordable places to live, signaling an aggressive approach to the state’s housing crisis by the new governor, Gavin Newsom. Huntington Beach, an upscale coastal city outside Los Angeles,
  • Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster

    01/18/2019 9:45:44 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 57 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/18/2019 | MCKAY COPPINS
    As the longest government shutdown in American history lurches toward its fifth week, a grim but growing consensus has begun to emerge on Capitol Hill: There may be no way out of this mess until something disastrous happens. This is, of course, not a sentiment lawmakers are eager to share on the record. But in interviews this week with congressional staffers on both sides of the aisle (whom I granted anonymity in exchange for candor), I heard the same morbid idea expressed again and again. The basic theory—explained to me between weary sighs and defeated shrugs—goes like this: Washington is...
  • The New Kakistocracy

    01/04/2019 4:27:32 PM PST · by Twotone · 30 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 4, 2019 | Scott McKay
    Kakistocracy is a badly underused word which needs to make a major comeback this year, as it is perfectly descriptive of the cabal of loons, clowns, demagogues, crooks and halfwits who are now in charge of the House of Representatives. The literal definition of the word is a system of government which is run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens. It’s been around for a few hundred years, but overtaken by others perhaps more colorful to describe slimeball government. Kleptocracy, for example, has a real ring to it. But in surveying the crowd now in charge, who...
  • America Is Not Having Babies Anymore

    12/26/2018 6:15:16 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 118 replies
    Americans just celebrated the birth of Christ 2,000 years ago. What we are celebrating a lot less these days is the birth of our own babies. In short, America’s fertility rate is in a free fall. Over a 60-year period between 1957 and 2017, fertility rates in the United States plummeted. About 11 percent fewer babies were born in America in 2017 (3,853,472) than in 1957 (4,316,233.) But drop is at the same time as the population in America doubled, meaning the fertility rate as measured by number of births per woman in the country has fallen by more than...
  • Professor links FELT - yes, the material — to White Supremacy

    08/05/2018 3:35:42 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 98 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 3, 2018 | Michael Jones Auburn University
    Critic calls research ‘postmodern word salad’ University of Toronto scholar Stephanie Springgay’s newly published research alleges that there is more to felt, the material, than typically perceived. In her paper, “‘How to Write as Felt’: Touching Transmaterialities and More-Than-Human Intimacies,” published online in late July by Studies in Philosophy and Education, Springgay suggests that felt, a “dense material of permanently interlocking fibers,” can be linked to racism and capitalism. “[T]his paper addresses ‘the problem of education’ that is predicated on cis-heteronormative White supremacist settler colonial logics that assume knowledge enters from an outside, that is predicated on progress, and that...
  • Protesters Interrupt Bill Clinton Speech, Demanding Decriminalization of Sex Workers Worldwide

    07/27/2018 3:47:29 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 7/27/2018 | Staff
    Former President Bill Clinton was interrupted by protesters demanding the decriminalization of sex workers worldwide on Friday, while he was giving the closing speech at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. Clinton had just begun addressing the crowd when the protestors began chatting and blowing whistles. “President Clinton, we demand for decriminalization of sex work worldwide and in the United States,” one protester shouted at Clinton. Another protestor shouted at Clinton, “we know you support sex workers, please help us!” Clinton remained silent on stage while the protestors shouted their demands at him. Once they concluded, he commended the conference...
  • Obama: Consider a universal basic income

    07/17/2018 4:49:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 100 replies
    theweek.com ^ | July 17, 2018
    In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal basic income. Speaking at the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa on Tuesday, Obama raised the notion of guaranteed income as a way to reduce what he called "yawning disparities" in wealth, education, and security across different socioeconomic groups. "It's not just money that a job provides," said Obama. "It provides dignity and structure and a sense of place and a sense of purpose. So we're going to have to consider new ways of thinking about these problems, like a...
  • Army Chooses Austin as Site for Futures Command Headquarters

    07/13/2018 7:56:34 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 58 replies
    WASHINGTON -- Austin, Texas, will be the location for the headquarters of the new U.S. Army Futures Command, Army Secretary Mark T. Esper announced today at a Pentagon news conference. Army Undersecretary Ryan D. McCarthy then explained the details. He said the process started with 150 metropolitan areas, narrowed down to five. Besides Austin, officials considered Boston; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and Philadelphia