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  • Bush Still Leads Obama in Blame for U.S. Economic Troubles

    07/09/2016 11:17:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Gallup ^ | 7/7/16
    [As the man child's occupancy of the Oval Office] enters its final months, more Americans still blame George W. Bush than Obama for the nation's economic ills. When asked how much they blame each president for current economic problems, 64% of Americans say Bush deserves a "great deal" or "moderate amount" of blame, compared with 50% for Obama.
  • ChristianMingle loses lawsuit, must now include gay singles

    07/01/2016 2:18:59 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 99 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 1, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    ChristianMingle.com, an online dating service for Christian singles, must start allowing people to seek out same-sex relationships under a judge-approved settlement. ChristianMingle only required new users to specify whether they’re a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man. Two gay men filed class-actions claims against the site’s owner, California-based Spark Networks Inc., claiming that the site’s limited options violated California’s anti-discrimination law, The Wall Street Journal reported. State law requires businesses to offer “full and equal” accommodations and services to people regardless of their sexual orientation.
  • Insane: Santa Monica College Students Married The Ocean—And Got Intimate With It

    05/26/2016 7:59:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Campus Reform has this bizarre tale from Santa Monica College, where the “EcoSexual Extravaganza” took place earlier this month. Students married the ocean and “made love with the water” in order to foster a greater love for the Earth. Some attendees even explained the importance of consent regarding beginning a “physical relationship” with the planet: Amber Katherine, a philosophy professor who helped organize the May 14 event, explained to Campus Reform that the purpose of the “wedding” was to bring about a deeper love for the planet through “ecocentric passion and even lust.” […] Some students then made their way...
  • Trump’s Apple iPhone demand not that crazy

    05/18/2016 5:16:38 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    royalgazette.com ^ | Vivek Wadhaw
    When American companies moved manufacturing to China, it was all about cost. China’s wages were among the lowest in the world and its government provided subsidies and turned a blind eye to labour abuse and environmental destruction. Things have changed. China’s labour, real estate and energy costs have increased to the point that they are comparable to some parts of the US. Subsidies are harder to get and Chinese labour is not tolerating the abuse that it once did. China is now a more expensive place to manufacture than Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and India, according to Boston Consulting Group. Add...
  • Obama in Riyadh: Iran nuclear deal sign of 'strength, not weakness'

    04/21/2016 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/21/16 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama vigorously defended his nuclear negotiations at the end of a summit of Persian Gulf state leaders and a rocky visit to Saudi Arabia aimed at reassuring the anxious ally and seeking more support for the fight against the Islamic State. While the president acknowledged Saudi concern that the United States should not be "naïve" when dealing with Iran, he cited previous presidents' willingness to engage in talks with Russia during the height of the Cold War as models to follow. "John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan still negotiated with the Soviet Union even when the Soviet Union was...
  • Trump: Cruz supported Chinese currency manipulation

    04/15/2016 9:58:05 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 24 replies
    politico.com ^ | 04/15/16 09:17 PM EDT | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Trump: Cruz supported Chinese currency manipulation By Ben Schreckinger 04/15/16 09:17 PM EDT HARTFORD, Conn. — Donald Trump charged Ted Cruz with bowing to foreign interests and supporting the Chinese government's manipulation of its currency at a rally here on Friday night Trump lodged the accusation during remarks on the decline of Connecticut's manufacturing sector, which he blamed on the entrance of China into the World Trade Organization and the country’s devaluing of its currency. “Cruz wants it to go on because somebody probably representing interests in China says, ‘This is what we want,’” Trump said. Trump may be referring...
  • Wisconsin girls soccer team targeted by Trump wall chants walks off (causes them hurtin' pain)

    04/12/2016 6:03:15 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 98 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 12, 2016 | Roger Gonzalez
    A girls high school soccer team in Wisconsin walked off the field after they were the target of Donald Trump chants from people on the sideline, according to WISC-TV. It was the Beloit Memorial girls varsity soccer team, which took on Elkhorn Area High last Thusday. Reportedly there were kids on the side of the field yelling "Donald Trump, build that wall," toward Hispanic and African American players.
  • The Fed 'is a god that has failed' [George Gilder]

    04/12/2016 7:27:17 AM PDT · by No One Special · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 5, 2016 | George Gilder
    Why does Wall Street keep recovering after recessions but the economy seemingly never does? The reason, as I document in my book, "The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does" is that Washington and the Federal Reserve together have created a closed loop economy where the Fed creates money for the government and the S&P 500 and Main Street is left out. The Fed decides what money is worth and who receives it and how much. The Fed prices it at zero interest rates, allegedly to stimulate economic growth. But whenever something is free, it's...
  • Trump touts terrific tariff to fix manufacturing job loss in New York

    04/11/2016 5:10:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2016 | Kyle Feldscher
    Donald Trump played up his plans to tax companies that move jobs out of the United States as he tried to appeal to blue collar workers in a New York rally Sunday. Speaking for about an hour Sunday in Rochester, N.Y., Trump recited statistics about the area's loss of manufacturing jobs and economic hardship in recent years. He reiterated his desire to tax goods sold by companies once based in the United States that moved away to find cheaper labor. The plan has been widely panned by economic experts. But the Rochester crowd ate it up. "I'm the only one...
  • Obama Is Wrong Again=> TRUMP-like Remittance Plan Already in Effect with Somalia

    04/09/2016 9:53:39 AM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 9th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday Donald Trump announced he would force Mexico to pay for a border wall by threatening to cut off billions of dollars in remittances sent by immigrants living in the United States. Later that day Barack Obama took time to scold Donald Trump on his plan to cut off remittances to Mexico until they fork over the funds to pay for a border wall. Of course, Barack Obama is wrong about this, too. The US already cuts off remittance payments to Somalia. "Following the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Congress passed stricter money-laundering regulations, which caused several large U.S. banks...
  • Stevie Wonder says he'll boycott 'stand your ground' states [North Carolina, Stand YOUR Ground!]

    04/05/2016 4:45:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | July 17, 2013 | Alan Duke
    Musician Stevie Wonder has vowed to stay out of Florida until the state repeals its "stand your ground" law. The law allows people to meet "force with force" if they believe they or someone else is in danger of being seriously harmed by an assailant. "I decided today that until the 'stand your ground' law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," Wonder told the audience at a concert in Quebec on Sunday night. "As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of...
  • Panama Papers: Obama, Clinton Pushed Trade Deal Amid Warnings...

    04/05/2016 4:40:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Years before more than a hundred media outlets around the world released stories Sunday exposing a massive network of global tax evasion detailed in the so-called Panama Papers, U.S. President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed for a Bush administration-negotiated free trade agreement that watchdogs warned would only make the situation worse. .... while Obama championed his commitment to raise taxes on the wealthy, he pursued and eventually signed the Panama agreement in 2011. Upon Congress ratifying the pact, Clinton issued a statement lauding the agreement.... Critics, however, said the pact would make it easier for rich...
  • Pepsi chief executive joins criticism of North Carolina law on LGBT rights

    04/03/2016 3:22:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 98 replies
    The chief executive of Pepsi, a company with roots in North Carolina, has written to Governor Pat McCrory to ask him to repeal a new law preventing specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people over public accommodations and restroom use. In a letter hand delivered to McCrory on Friday, PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi called the law inconsistent with how her company treats its employees. Nooyi also said the law was undermining efforts to advance North Carolina’s interests, and she said she hoped McCrory would consider repealing the law when the state legislature reconvenes later this month.
  • Cruz Comes Out for Abortion: Even If Abortion is Illegal 'Women Who Get Them' Should Not Be Punished

    03/30/2016 2:07:44 PM PDT · by xzins · 217 replies
    Editorial ^ | 30 Mar 16 | Xzins
    The Cruz campaign has gone on record supporting women getting abortions. The campaign says there should be no punishment for those women if abortion is illegal. Deadline Hollywood reports: Ted Cruz campaign chairman Chad Sweet...this afternoon told CNN’s Jake Tapper that Cruz believes in punishment for doctors who perform abortions, not the women who get them. Pro-life supporters are scratching their heads. If they succeed in getting a pro-life amendment, Ted Cruz appears to be saying that the amendment should contain some kind of non-culpability clause, so that Congress can write any law resulting from a Life Amendment in a...
  • In Donald Trump’s Worldview, America Comes First, and Everybody Else Pays

    03/26/2016 6:22:25 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 161 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | MARCH 26, 2016 | DAVID E. SANGER and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    In Donald Trump’s Worldview, America Comes First, and Everybody Else Pays By DAVID E. SANGER and MAGGIE HABERMANMARCH 26, 2016 Mr. Trump’s views, as he explained them, fit nowhere into the recent history of the Republican Party: He is not in the internationalist camp of President George Bush, nor does he favor President George W. Bush’s call to make it the United States’ mission to spread democracy around the world. He agreed with a suggestion that his ideas might be summed up as “America First.” “Not isolationist, but I am America First,” he said. “I like the expression.” He said...
  • Anti-Trump movement really ‘professional agitators’ (Communists)

    03/18/2016 1:33:15 PM PDT · by onyx · 42 replies
    HotGas.net ^ | March 18, 2016 | Fossten
    “Don’t be fooled” by the numerous supposed grass-roots groups plotting to protest Donald Trump across the nation, declares Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter Aaron Klein in a radio interview on Friday. Klein says the var­i­ous sup­posed anti-Trump orga­ni­za­tions are really a “witches brew” of radical-left “pro­fes­sional agi­ta­tors” seek­ing the “down­fall of the U.S. cap­i­tal­ist sys­tem” and its replace­ment with a so-called social­ist utopia.“These are all dif­fer­ent arms of the rad­i­cal left octo­pus,” Klein told Bre­it­bart News Daily, the radio pro­gram hosted by Bre­it­bart News Exec­u­tive Chair­man Stephen K. Ban­non. Klein was refer­ring to the anti-Trump protest...
  • Evolutionary Tyranny Still Casts Cloud Over Science

    03/21/2016 9:30:20 AM PDT · by fishtank · 118 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Mar. 21, 2016 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Evolutionary Tyranny Still Casts Cloud Over Science by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * A recent scientific paper, published in the high-profile journal PLOS ONE, made three separate references to the amazing design of the human hand…and rightly attributed them to the Creator.1 Evolutionists cried foul and raised such an uproar that the journal retracted the paper. Evolutionary scientists often claim they are objective in their work as researchers and educators. They also claim that creationist research isn't valid because creationists don't publish in secular journals. Nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is that evolutionists are seldom objective...
  • The Gloves Are Off: Trump Accuses Hillary Of Being "Involved In Corruption ...

    03/18/2016 12:35:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 294 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 17, 2016
    Complete Headline: The Gloves Are Off: Trump Accuses Hillary Of Being "Involved In Corruption For Most Of Her Professional Life" It's popcorn time. Barely 24 hours after Trump launched his first Hillary attack ad in which he showed a laughing Putin respond to a barking Hillary, and shortly after Hillary's SuperPAC responded in kind with an ad of its own in which it used a Trump quote to mock him, the gloves are officially off, and now that both presidential candidates - both convinced they will face off against each other - are beyond the foreplay stage, the gloves have...
  • VIDEO: Harvard students debate whether whites should kill themselves due to ‘privilege’

    03/16/2016 5:47:11 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 105 replies
    EAG News ^ | 16 MArch 16 | Steve Gunn
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – White lives do not matter, according to a student debater/activist from the University of West Georgia. Miguel Feliciano, along with fellow West Georgia student Damiyr Davis, reportedly participated in a recent debate with other students at Harvard University. During an exchange with their opponents, Feliciano suggested that white people should kill themselves because of their “white privilege.” The exchange was caught on video and posted on YouTube. “White life is wrong,” Feliciano was quoted as saying by Infowars.com. “Our argument is that we should never affirm white life. White life is based off black subjugation.” When a...
  • St. Petersburg Catholic High School gives former CAIR Ahmed Bedier Captive Audience

    03/16/2016 6:28:04 AM PDT · by milford421 · 32 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/16/16 | Milford421
    "Despite the continuing Muslim genocide of Christians in the Middle East and Africa, American Catholic leaders continue not only to turn a blind eye to jihad terror and the persecution of their fellow Christians, but are actively aiding and abetting the forces that are persecuting them." Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/03/pro-jihad-hatemonger-addresses-catholic-school-kids/#DB5a05idVI8Y67wA.99
  • Hillary will never survive the Trump onslaught: It’s not fair, but it makes her a weak nominee

    03/14/2016 4:48:03 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 77 replies
    Salon ^ | 14 Mar 2016 | Steve Almond
    Clinton backers who tout their "realism" need to get real about how she'll handle the shitstorm coming from Trump There are many nauseating aspects of the new reality TV series, “America Picks a Prez,” which airs around the clock on every single channel on earth: the cynical, open-air conspiracy between our Fourth Estate and Donald “Ratings Viagra” Trump. Ted Cruz uttering the word “prayerfully“ while not exploding into a cloud of synthetic piety. Caucasian patriots heroically exercising their right to punch people of color. Among these, let me nominate one more: listening to Hillary partisans explain to those of us...
  • Huffington Post: Trump Near-Certain to Defeat Democrat in November According To Primary Model

    03/07/2016 8:45:38 PM PST · by usafa92 · 97 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/7/2016 | Helmut Norpoth
    With Donald Trump as the nominee, Republicans are highly certain to win the presidential election on November 8, 2016. Trump will defeat Hillary Clinton with 87 percent certainty, and Bernie Sanders with 99 percent. These forecasts come from the PRIMARY MODEL. It is a statistical model that relies on presidential primaries and an election cycle as predictors of the vote in the general election. Early primaries are a leading indicator of electoral victory in November. Trump won the Republican primaries in both New Hampshire and the South Carolina while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders split the Democratic primaries in those...
  • Trump Supporters Walk Out on Ted Cruz at CPAC - VIDEO!

    03/04/2016 5:04:09 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 181 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    So this happened. Trump supporters today walked out on Senator Ted Cruz during his CPAC speech.
  • Government Case Against Apple is “Pure Applesauce”

    03/02/2016 5:50:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Bob Barr
    “The Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all.” These were not the words of a radical social justice warrior from “Black Lives Matter,” or even a liberal Democrat in Congress. They were the deliberate and percipient observations from one of the most substantive and constitutionally faithful of Supreme Court Justices -- the late Antonin Scalia. The tragedy of Scalia’s untimely passing is amplified by the need for voices such as his in the current fight between iPhone manufacturer Apple and the federal government, over forced access to an encrypted phone...
  • From 2011: Trump claims he only supports Libyan intervention provided the U.S. can "take the oil."

    02/26/2016 7:22:32 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 50 replies
    wsj.com/video ^ | 4/19/2011 6:23PM | wsj.com/video
    Trump: We Should Take Libya's Oil 4/19/2011 6:23PM In an interview with WSJ reporter Kelly Evans, potential presidential candidate Donald Trump claims he only supports Libyan intervention provided the U.S. can "take the oil." He also warns of Iran controlling Iraq's oil if the U.S. doesn't secure it first.
  • Before Donald Trump, the sad history of when Christians anointed another political bully

    02/22/2016 6:20:01 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-22-2016 | Joseph Loconte
    Thus occurred the spectacle of the leader of the Christian church, on Christmas Day, in the great Basilica of St. Peter, placing a crown on the head of the king -- and prostrating himself in a Roman ritual resembling an act of emperor worship. It didn't matter that Charles had multiple wives and mistresses. Nor did it trouble the pontiff that he had a reputation for ruthlessness, earned during his wars against the Saxons, a Germanic tribe of pagan worshipers. In 782, in the Massacre of Verden, Charles ordered the execution of 4,500 prisoners, apparently for their refusal to convert...
  • AMERICAN RAGE (Esquire Magazine)

    02/10/2016 8:45:23 PM PST · by Baynative · 32 replies
    Esquire Magazine ^ | Jan 3, 2016 | Esquire Editors
    LET'S BEGIN WITH THE BIG REVEALS: Half of all Americans are angrier today than they were a year ago. White Americans are the angriest of all. And black Americans are more optimistic about the future of the country and the existence of the American dream. There are depths and dimensions, dark corners and subtle contours to our national mood, and setting aside the issue of who actually has a right to be angry and about what - these pages are neutral territory; everyone is allowed their beef - we found three main factors shaping American rage:
  • How Could Anyone With An IQ Above 4 Vote for Obama or Hillary?

    01/31/2016 10:24:10 PM PST · by Stayfree · 77 replies
    Self | January 31, 2016 | Stayfree
    It is stunningly clear that Obama is a muslim who hates America's traditional values and is intent on destroying America as all of us patriots know it. Hillary Clinton is just another Marxist like Obama who is more interested in fattening her own wallet than giving a damn about what happens to our country. HOW CAN ANYBODY BE SO STUPID AS TO VOTE FOR EITHER ONE OF THESE P.O.S. WHO WANT TO RUIN OUR COUNTRY??????????????????????????????????
  • Statement from (Iowa) Secretary of State Paul Pate Regarding Misleading Mailer from Cruz

    01/30/2016 1:07:24 PM PST · by springwater13 · 520 replies
    Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the role of my office, and worse, misrepresents Iowa election law. Accusing citizens of Iowa of a "voting violation" based on Iowa Caucus participation, or lack thereof, is false representation of an official act. There is no such thing as an election violation related to frequency of voting. Any insinuation or statement to the contrary is wrong and I believe it is not in keeping in the spirit of the Iowa Caucuses. Additionally, the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office never "grades" voters. Nor does...
  • Trump's Got It Right on Trade

    01/28/2016 5:12:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Peter Morici
    Donald Trump has been savaged by economists and media aligned with establishment candidates for tough positions on trade—including a 45 percent tariff on imports to force China to the negotiating table. Actually, he's got it right. Establishment Democrats and Republicans embrace free trade because it puts free markets first with benefits any decently trained economist should extoll. Unfortunately, trade with China and many nations is hardly market-driven. It hurts U.S. growth and victimizes America's families. Obama's six-year expansion has averaged 2.2 percent annual economic growth and added 13.6 million jobs. Coming off a similar bout with double-digit unemployment, Reagan delivered...
  • U.S. Navy’s ‘Great Green Fleet’ Gets Underway Using Biofuels

    01/20/2016 9:01:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 20, 2016 | David Alexander
    The U.S. Navy will formally deploy its so-called “Great Green Fleet” on Wednesday, sending warships to sea on biofuels even though oil prices have dropped 70 percent since congressional Republicans first criticized the high cost of alternative fuels.
  • Is Iran Taking the China Road?

    01/19/2016 4:23:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Is the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme leader of the Islamic Republic, a RINO -- a revolutionary in name only? So they must be muttering around the barracks of the Iranian Republican Guard Corps today. For while American hawks are saying we gave away the store to Tehran, consider what ayatollah agreed to. Last week, he gave his blessing to the return of 10 U.S. sailors who intruded into Iranian waters within hours of capture. He turned loose four Americans convicted of spying. And he gave final approval to a nuclear deal that is a national humiliation. Ordered by the...
  • Obama's Legacy Will Far Surpass That of Nero Who Offed Himself In A Final Tribute To His Idiocy

    01/07/2016 5:01:20 PM PST · by Stayfree · 21 replies
    Self | January 7, 2016 | Stayfree
    Nero's rule is often associated with tyranny and extravagance. He is known for many executions, including that of his mother, and the probable murder by poison of his stepbrother Britannicus. Nero was rumored to have had captured Christians dipped in oil and set on fire in his garden at night as a source of light. Most of Rome was destroyed in the Great Fire of Rome, which many Romans believed Nero himself had started in order to clear land for his planned palatial complex. Facing a false report of being denounced as a public enemy who was to be executed,...
  • Critics try, but fail to kill $1 billion weapons deal for Saudi Arabia

    12/11/2015 7:22:39 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    WASHINGTON -- Barring last minute opposition from Congress, Saudi Arabia is poised to receive a hefty $1.3 billion weapons package that includes 13,000 “smart bombs” from the United States by the end of the year. But don’t necessarily expect it to be used to fight ISIS. Critics say the payload of sophisticated weapons will instead bolster the Saudis' continuing air war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen. That campaign is drawing fire from human rights groups, who say the kingdom has been targeting civilians with American-made weapons, and may be responsible for war crimes.
  • OK...Let's BAN Terrorists....

    12/11/2015 5:13:56 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 6 replies
    me ^ | 12/11/15 | me
    OK...I am SOOOOOO tired of the angst about Muslims being the target of those who should be banned for awhile.... so, let's ban TERRORISTS.....too bad if it so happens that ALL terrorists ARE Muslims.
  • Next Coldplay album features Obama's 'Amazing Grace'

    11/23/2015 7:12:18 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/15 | Judy Kurtz
    Coldplay's next album will reportedly feature an unexpected vocalist: [Hussein] Obama. ..."Amazing Grace," which he sang during his eulogy in June for one of the victims of the Charleston, S.C., church shootings, will be included in the British pop group's upcoming album.....
  • Obama calls idea of screening Syrian refugees based on religion ‘shameful,’

    11/16/2015 9:12:49 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 94 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 16 at 10:54 AM | Juliet Eilperin
    Obama calls idea of screening Syrian refugees based on religion ‘shameful,’ defends White House strategy By Juliet Eilperin November 16 at 10:54 AM Obama also pointedly addressed the issue of whether the U.S. and other countries should continue to accept refugees, given the fact that one of the participants in the Paris plot may have come in with Syrian migrants. He said the U.S. would continue to accept more refugees from Syria and elsewhere, though "only after subjecting them to rigorous screening and security checks." "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," he said....
  • Why the Paris attacks could mark the beginning of the end for ISIS [Deluded Liberal Fantasy]

    11/14/2015 2:46:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/14/15 | Ana Swanson
    The series of coordinated attacks that struck Paris Friday evening may represent a new era of expanded activity for the Islamic State. If the group's claims that it is responsible for the attacks are true, it would the first time the extremist group has carried out a major attack outside of the Middle East. And, as such, the attack could spell the beginning of the end for the Islamic State, says William McCants, an expert on Islamic thought and jihadism. According to McCants, who is a fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy and the author of the recent...
  • GOP Establishment: We'd Rather Have Hillary Than Trump, Carson, or Cruz

    11/13/2015 9:45:56 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 45 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 11/13/2015 | Katie McGuire
    There seems to be an issue with the GOP in DC, and let me tell you, it isn't pretty. Establishment GOP seemingly would rather have the likes of Shrillary than a non vetted (by them, of course) politician that isn't hand picked by them. What the heck is this all about? Less than three months before the kickoff Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them. Party leaders and donors fear that nominating either man would have...
  • French Mathematicians Question Global Climate Hysteria [semi-satire]

    10/31/2015 12:21:53 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    A recent report authored by a team of mathematicians from the Société de Calcul Mathématique SA challenged what it concluded is "a costly and pointless crusade against a naturally variable climate. The forces driving change are huge and beyond human control. The contribution to climate change that can be traced to human activity is tiny. The measures touted to combat climate change would be both expensive and ineffectual." Global climate expert Al Gore denounced the report as "detrimental to our efforts to unite humanity in this crucial battle to save the planet. I'm not a math whiz, but I know...
  • Carson: 'I Would Establish a No-Fly Zone' Along Turkish Border

    10/11/2015 10:07:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/8/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Dr. Ben Carson has joined the growing chorus of outrage over Russian President Vladimir Putin's military muscle flexing, telling Newsmax TV a no-fly zone should be created along the Turkish border. A sophisticated missile defense system should also be put in place to keep Russia's fighter jets in check, according to Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon seeking the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. "Vladimir Putin has expansionist ideas. He wants to really re-establish a worldwide Soviet influence," Carson told Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg in an interview aired Thursday. "He was very unhappy with the dissolution [of the Soviet Union]. Now he's...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 118 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Fiorina-Backed Website Touted Planned Parenthood

    09/24/2015 6:55:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Carly Fiorina has taken a hard line against Planned Parenthood as a Republican presidential candidate, but in 2005 she invested in a health care website similar to WebMD that touted abortion benefits and directed users to Planned Parenthood. The Revolution Health Group website assured users abortion is safe and directed them to pro-choice groups including Planned Parenthood for more information, but did not link to any pro-life groups or offer a pro-choice perspective. Fiorina joined RHG as an investor and board member when it was founded in 2005. Her campaign did not respond to requests for comment regarding her knowledge...
  • Pentagon To Protect Recruiters With 'Desk Partitions,' No Guns

    09/10/2015 5:23:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Investor.com ^ | September 10, 2015 | IBDEditorial
    Homeland Security: The Pentagon has decided against arming recruiters in the wake of the Chattanooga terror attack that killed five soldiers. Instead of guns, officers will get "desk partitions." We can't make this stuff up. According to the Marine Corps Times, Marine brass have ruled out arming recruiters following July's deadly shooting rampage in Tennessee by Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez. The ISIS-inspired jihadist opened fire on several military recruiting officers stationed in a strip mall before attacking a military base a few minutes away.
  • 10 Great Moments In Government Idiocy: The Obama Years Edition

    09/08/2015 3:40:38 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    townhall ^ | Sep 08, 2015 | John Hawkins
    When future generations of Americans look back at the Obama years and try to figure out why government was so dysfunctional, they shouldn’t discount the most obvious answer: The Democrat Party is run by idiots who would struggle with managing a child’s lemonade stand. What follows is a teaspoonful of stupid in the ocean full of “Derp” that are the Obama years. 1) They Bring Illegal Aliens Into The United States: One of the most fundamental jobs of the U.S. government is securing our borders in order to keep foreigners from entering our nation at will. Not only has the...
  • Hillary Clinton: We Should Have a 25 Percent National Tax on All Gun Sales

    09/08/2015 9:23:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/8/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As she testified before the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee on Sept. 30, 1993, Hillary Clinton was asked by Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) if she supported the imposition of a new, 25 percent national sales tax on guns. Clinton emphatically endorsed the tax, stating: "I am all for that."
  • In Conversation with Quentin Tarantino

    08/30/2015 6:01:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    vulture.com ^ | 8/23/15 | Lane Brown
    ...You supported Obama. How do you think he’s done? I think he’s fantastic. He’s my favorite president, hands down, of my lifetime. He’s been awesome this past year. Especially the rapid, one-after-another-after-another-after-another aspect of it. It’s almost like take no prisoners. His he-doesn’t-give-a-shit attitude has just been so cool. Everyone always talks about these lame-duck presidents. I’ve never seen anybody end with this kind of ending. All the people who supported him along the way that questioned this or that and the other? All of their questions are being answered now.
  • Amy Schumer, Chuck Schumer team up for gun control

    08/03/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Newsday ^ | 8/3/15
    Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to call for tighter gun control. She will join the senator on Monday as he unveils a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and mentally ill to obtain guns. They cited the recent shooting in a Louisiana movie theater that killed two women and injured nine others during a screening of the movie "Trainwreck" starring Amy Schumer. Amy Schumer is the senator's cousin.
  • Obama to Announce the ‘Biggest, Most Important Step We’ve Ever Taken’ on Climate Change

    08/03/2015 7:31:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 8/3/2015 | Liz Klimas
    President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. The tweaks to Obama’s unprecedented emissions limits on power plants, to be unveiled at the White House on Monday, aim to address a bevy of concerns raised by both environmentalist and the energy industry. The Environmental Protection Agency received more than 4 million public comments after Obama announced the proposed version last year, and opponents of the plan attempted unsuccessfully to stop it in Congress and in the courts.
  • Obama’s secret Iran deals exposed

    07/27/2015 11:56:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Theissen
    ...[Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.)] says they asked whether they could see those agreements. He says IAEA officials replied, “ ‘Oh no, of course not, no, you’re not going to get to see those.’ And so everybody on our side of the table asked, ‘Has Secretary Kerry seen these?’ ‘No, Secretary Kerry hasn’t seen them. No American is ever going to get to see them.’ ” It turns out that only the two parties — the IAEA and Iran — get to see the actual agreements (though you can see a picture of Iranian and IAEA officials holding up what appear...