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  • 'Annoying' anti-cowbell campaigner denied Swiss passport

    01/11/2017 10:52:06 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 21 replies
    The Local (ch) ^ | Jan 9, 2017 | Caroline Bishop
    A Dutch woman has seen her request for Swiss citizenship refused for the second time by local residents who object to her media campaigning against cowbells and other Swiss traditions. A vegan and supporter of animal rights, she gained a reputation in her community of Gipf-Oberfrick, in the canton of Aargau, after campaigning against cowbells, claiming they were damaging to cows’ health.
  • Thieves fetch 36,000 lbs of dog food; investigators hungry for leads

    01/11/2017 2:23:55 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 24 replies
    WOWT-TV News ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Mike McKnight
    La Vista Police spotted a semi with an empty trailer in an industrial area on Monday. It had been stolen from a Bellevue trucking firm lot. Investigators have determined about 36,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo dog food worth about $120,000 had been stolen from the trailer.
  • California YouTube Daredevil Misses Pool in Illicit Jump From Hotel

    01/06/2017 6:45:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | January 5, 2017 | Alma Fausto
    An Orange County daredevil famous on YouTube for jumping off buildings and landmarks was placed under investigation by police after reportedly jumping from a Laguna Beach hotel last week and injuring himself. Anthony Booth Armer, 28, of Laguna Niguel was hospitalized after injuring his feet when a stunt went awry at the Pacific Edge Hotel. jumper Anthony Booth Armer, 28, of Laguna Niguel In a YouTube video posted on New Year’s Day, Armer – known as 8Booth – is seen jumping off a rooftop and striking a concrete pool edge with his feet before tumbling into the water. The video...
  • Kerry Defends UN Vote, Says Netanyahu's Government Is Driven By Right Wing Extremists

    12/28/2016 9:53:56 PM PST · by detective · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 28, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Secretary of State John Kerry did his best to explain America’s decision to abstain from the UN resolution vote to condemn Israel from its settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Critic after critic slammed the White House’s inaction, calling it a slap in the face to our friend in the Middle East. At the State Department on Wednesday, Kerry said that a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians is the “only path to peace.”
  • Krugman: Trump has incentive to allow a terrorist attack

    12/16/2016 4:58:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    Conspiracy theorist Paul Krugman speculated on Twitter Friday that President-elect Trump has an incentive to allow a major terror attack in the United States: Thought: There was (rightly) a cloud of illegitimacy over Bush, dispelled (wrongly) by 9/11. Creates some interesting incentives for Trump— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) December 16, 2016 It’s not hard to unpack this. Bush was elected in 2000 by the narrowest of margins. Less than a year later we had the worst terror attack on U.S. soil in our history. The attack caused the public to rally around President Bush. So, if President-elect Trump wanted a similar...
  • Christmas reminds us Jesus was migrant, like today's refugees, pope says

    12/16/2016 10:34:49 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 96 replies
    NOLA ^ | December 16, 2016 | Religion News Service
    As Pope Francis officially opened this year's Christmas Nativity scene in St. Peter's Square, he said Jesus was a "migrant" who reminds us of the plight of today's refugees.
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio to talk Obama birth certificate investigation

    12/14/2016 6:28:26 PM PST · by Elderberry · 89 replies
    abc15Arizona ^ | 12/14/2016 | abc15.com staff
    PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Chief Investigator Mike Zullo will be talking about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate on Thursday. According to MCSO, Arpaio and Zullo will be presenting the “newest revelations” to the investigation of Obama’s birth certificate. The press conference will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday in Phoenix. ABC15 will live stream the event.
  • Post mortem: The Democrats forgot about rural America

    12/13/2016 10:24:07 AM PST · by Signalman · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/2016 | Bob Beckel
    There is no simple answer about what happened last Tuesday. There are thousands of pieces of information needed by those of us who analyze politics before we can be more certain of the "why." I have never analyzed a presidential election as much as I did the Trump-Clinton race of 2016. Also, I have never been so wrong. I'm not an outlier. Most, if not all, of the analysts from both parties and those nonaligned analysts I admire also got it wrong. So where did we go wrong? One or two trends are beginning to emerge. The first hints came...
  • Are we headed toward another civil war? Can it be avoided?

    12/12/2016 11:43:08 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 86 replies
    Are we headed towards another civil war? Can one be avoided? When you step back and see the ravenous hunger that the MSM has to bring down President Trump.... how they will spin and magnify and they glory in and relish in their own faults narratives… How they overload the echo chamber of news…until their masters create a crescendo.. Can the second civil war be avoided? War IS a real possibility! I fear possibly inevitable! Why? Because of who controls the news today… ...They will not let up… They have no conscience… They have no morals… They only have one...
  • CNN's Bob Beckel's BRILLIANT 2016 election predictions. #TFN-EXCLUSIVE

    12/09/2016 6:34:54 PM PST · by Signalman · 25 replies
    youtube ^ | 11.25.2016 | Trump Fan Network
    CNN's Bob Beckel's BRILLIANT 2016 election predictions.
  • Kellogg Company Goes to War With Breitbart. When Will CEOs Learn?

    12/01/2016 12:05:40 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 40 replies
    Investor Place ^ | December 1, 2016 | Lawrence Meyers
    You would think some VP of communications somewhere would read my columns from time to time, so they could encourage senior management never to speak on any political topic, or even mention a political issue indirectly. The reason is that it guarantees that 40% to 50% of the country will disagree with the issue or opinion under discussion, and boycott that company’s products.
  • Kaepernick stands behind decision not to vote for president

    11/15/2016 3:10:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 6:05 PM EST | Janie McCauley
    Colin Kaepernick is standing behind his decision not to vote in the presidential election or even register to take part in the democratic process, saying he can effect change in other ways besides through a ballot. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has knelt through the national anthem all season to protest police brutality and the treatment of minorities, drawing criticism and acclaim alike. He took more heat for not voting last week. “I thought a lot of different things about the process and what I could and couldn’t do,” he said Tuesday. “Once again, the system of oppression is what...
  • Glenn Beck: Steve Bannon ‘Is A Terrifying Man’ (compares him to Joseph Goebbles)

    11/14/2016 12:54:04 PM PST · by drewh · 136 replies
    Earlier this year, when Steve Bannon was still running the right-wing website Breitbart and transforming it into an arm of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Glenn Beck warned that Bannon was a “horrible, despicable human being,” likening him to Adolf Hitler’s propagandist Joseph Goebbels. A few months later, when Trump tapped Bannon to serve as a key adviser to his campaign, Beck raised the alarm again, declaring that Bannon was “quite possibly the most dangerous guy in all of American politics.” Now that Trump has announced that Bannon will serve chief strategist and senior adviser in the White House, Beck issued...
  • Dukakis to Dems: Ending Electoral College ‘top’ priority

    11/13/2016 12:32:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 101 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/13/16 | Mark Hensch
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis says his party must do everything in its power to abolish the Electoral College. “Hillary won this election, and when all the votes are all counted, by what will likely be more than a million votes,” he wrote of the Democratic presidential nominee in an email to Politico Sunday. ADVERTISEMENT “So how come she isn’t going to the White House in January?” the 1988 Democratic standard-bearer asked. "Because of an anachronistic Electoral College system that should have been abolished 150 years ago. “That should be at the top of the Democratic priority list while...
  • Woman claims home was damaged by ‘possessed’ salad dressing

    11/12/2016 12:38:35 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 26 replies
    http://metro.co.uk ^ | November 10, 2016 | Nicole Morley
    "A woman has claimed her friend’s property was damaged by exploding salad dressing which may have been ‘possessed’."
  • Walsh reaching out to Hub immigrants after Trump win

    11/11/2016 7:54:34 PM PST · by mythenjoseph · 14 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11/11.2016 | ChrisVillani
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh says his office is reaching out to the city's immigrant community and promising a zero tolerance policy for any harassment or bullying in wake of President elect Donald J. trumps surprise election day victory.
  • Van Jones on Trump: "This was a white-lash against a changing country" [Prov 10:28]

    11/09/2016 11:02:30 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 109 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/9/2016 | Caitlin Dickson
    As Donald Trump inched closer to the presidency Tuesday night, Democratic commentator and former Obama administration staffer Van Jones offered an emotional analysis of what a potential Trump victory would mean for many parents in America. "You tell your kids, don’t be a bully. You tell your kids, don't be a bigot. You tell your kids, do your homework and be prepared," Jones said on CNN. "Then you have this outcome, and you have people putting children to bed tonight. They're afraid of breakfast. They're afraid of 'how do I explain this to my children?'"
  • Olbermann: Trump’s Wait-and-See Approach on Election Results ‘the Moral Equivalent of Treason’

    10/23/2016 9:38:44 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 79 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 22 Oct 2016 | Jeff Poor
    In his latest video commentary of GQ magazine, Keith Olbermann weighed on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s refusal to say he would absolutely accept the outcome of November’s general election. Trump told moderator Chris Wallace at the final presidential debate he would have to wait and see if he would accept those results, to which Olbermann said was “the moral equivalent of treason.” “This is the moral equivalent of treason,” Olbermann declared.
  • Dem Rep Jackson Lee Denounces Wikipedia on MSNBC

    10/21/2016 8:03:01 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/16 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC when asked about the thousands of emails released by WikiLeaks from a hack of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) mistakenly denounced the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, instead of WikiLeaks.
  • Robert J. Samuelson: Are We Ready For Financial Crisis 2.0?

    10/18/2016 4:40:48 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 34 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Oct. 17, 2016 | ROBERT J. SAMUELSON
    While everyone fixates on the U.S. election, developments in the world economy threaten to create problems for the next president and, possibly, trigger a major financial crisis. A little-noticed study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) delivers the bad news. It finds that global debt -- including the debts of governments, households and non-financial businesses -- reached a record $152 trillion in 2015, an amount much higher than before the 2008-09 financial crisis. What's worrisome about this is that the global economic recovery has assumed widespread "deleveraging" -- the repayment of debt by businesses and households. Initially, the theory went,...
  • ‘To be white is to be racist, period’ - High School Teacher

    10/17/2016 4:30:47 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 71 replies
    EAGnews ^ | October 17, 2016 | Victor Skinner
    (Shortened headline) A Norman North High School teacher is instructing students that “to be white is to be racist, period.” A student at the school who did not want to be identified recently used her cell phone to record a classroom lecture at Norman North High School in which her teacher, who also is not identified, explained how to “heal the racial divide,”.
  • Lindsay Lohan Loses Fingertip in Turkish Boating Accident

    10/02/2016 4:10:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 66 replies
    TV Newser ^ | Posted Oct 2, 2016 4:33 PM CDT | Daniel Kay
    NEWSER) – TMZ has the graphic photos of the accident, if you're so inclined. Lohan was spending her Sunday boating off the Turkish coast, but ended her day in a local ER. Lohan says she was hauling in the anchor when she got tangled up in the chain and fell overboard. While she was struggling to regain the surface, the anchor sliced off part of her finger. Luckily for Lohan, her friends were able to find the missing fingertip, and a local plastic surgeon was able to reattach it. The actress shared photos and video of her heavily bandaged finger...
  • The Intellectual Yet Idiot

    09/19/2016 12:45:55 PM PDT · by Darnright · 22 replies
    medium.com ^ | 9/16/2016 | Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking “clerks” and journalists-insiders, that class of paternalistic semi-intellectual experts with some Ivy league, Oxford-Cambridge, or similar label-driven education who are telling the rest of us 1) what to do, 2) what to eat, 3) how to speak, 4) how to think… and 5) who to vote for. But the problem is the one-eyed following the blind: these self-described members of the “intelligenzia” can’t find a coconut in Coconut Island, meaning they aren’t intelligent enough to define...
  • MSNBC Host Says He’s Glad NY Suspect Used Bombs Instead of Guns, Instantly Shredded

    09/19/2016 11:45:12 AM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 43 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 01:12pm September 19, 2016 | John Roberts
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is thrilled beyond belief that New York and New Jersey experienced bombings over the weekends. His rationale? At least they didn’t use guns. Can you believe someone could be so stupid to say something like that? How does this child hold down a steady job? Even for a liberal network, it’s ridiculous they allow this sort of thing. I’m not mincing words, either. Read his tweets.
  • Harvard Economist: US Should Phase-Out All Currency Larger Than $10 Bills

    09/17/2016 8:51:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – The Unites States should phase-out all denominations of the U.S. dollar larger than a $10 bill to thwart money launderers and tax evaders, Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff told attendees at a Council on Foreign Relations event this week in Washington, D.C.“Cash is not used in ordinary retail transactions. It’s used by tax evaders and in a lot of crime of all types, including drug trafficking, human trafficking, extortion, racketeering, you name it,” said Rogoff, a member of the economic advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and author of The Curse of Cash.“Cash is being used...
  • Montage: 18 Times Obama Trashed America in Asia

    09/09/2016 6:03:10 PM PDT · by Vendome · 28 replies
    Grabien News ^ | Sep 9, 2016 | ?
    What is it about traveling abroad that seems to encourage President Obama to unload all manner of grievances on the United States? For whatever reason, traveling abroad appears to help crystallize everything wrong he sees in America. During his recent trip to Cuba and Argentina, for example, we counted 18 separate times he talked down his employer, the United States of America. His just-concluded trip to Asia was no different. Here are 18 separate attacks he unloaded while in China and Laos: 1.There are still too many poor children in the United States 2.Too many children in America are not...
  • Brad Pitt lashes out at Trump supporters, says U.S. part of ‘global neighborhood now’

    09/07/2016 5:51:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 7, 2016 | Doug Ernst
    Actor: ‘You see this reactionary push for isolation’Hollywood actor Brad Pitt used a recent sit-down interview with the New York Times’ T Magazine to lash out at supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Mr. Pitt sat allowed writer Marlon James to visit Plan B, the California film production company he co-founded in 2001, for a wide-ranging discussion that covered everything from his distaste for Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” to Brexit. The actor reserved his most pointed criticism for Mr. Trump and his supporters.
  • Florida Suspect Uses His Own Wanted Poster as Facebook Profile Picture

    09/03/2016 7:26:50 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 2, 2016 | CATHERINE THORBECKE
    Police searching for a Florida man in connection to a battery case discovered that he was using his wanted poster and mug shot from another case as his Facebook profile picture, authorities said. "Facebook is a great way to communicate and connect with old friends and family," Cpl. Brian Bossio wrote in a post on the Stuart Police Department's Facebook page. "If you are wanted by the police, it's probably not a good idea to use the 'Wanted of the Week' poster of yourself as your profile pic."
  • Vehicle spraying a mist or fog in Dallas Texas neighborhood.

    08/26/2016 11:45:05 PM PDT · by TLI · 97 replies
    self ^ | August 27, 2016 | self
    Just observed a vehicle with bright flashing yellow lights proceeding at about 5 mph spraying a fog or mist at about a 45 degree up angle on my street at 1:41 am. Spray mist went up about 8-9 feet above ground level. I listen to the local news extensively and there has not been any mention of this activity on any radio station in any form.
  • Freeper Gearheads! Overtightened nut, stripped stud. Turns 4ever but won't come off..! :>(

    08/20/2016 2:26:32 PM PDT · by gaijin · 93 replies
    Me ^ | Aug 20th, 2016 | me
    96 Camry V6, 166k miles, engine = 1MZFE (I think) Flushed engine, changed oil, got a low oil-pressure light, pulled over. Dropped oil pan, cleared out a TON of oil boogers that were in the pan, YIKES..! Also swished the oil pick-up tube around in some flush solution, cleared the screen. Drove around a week and it was FINE..! Then oil pressure light returned :( Swapped out the oil pressure sender switch (don't have the oil pressure tester gauge but I ordered one) and the oil pressure light did come with the new switch. Hoping it's more oil boogers in...
  • Woman crashes, flips SUV during test drive in Va.

    08/20/2016 1:21:16 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 70 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 20, 2016 1:22 pm | Valerie Bonk
    A driver taking an SUV for a spin struck four cars and flipped the vehicle on its side at a dealership in Ballston, Virginia. WASHINGTON — A test drive took a dangerous turn Friday when a woman trying out a Mercedes struck four cars and flipped the vehicle on its side at a dealership in Virginia, NBC Washington reported. At about 11:30 a.m., a female driver and three passengers were test-driving a Mercedes SUV in the parking lot of the Mercedes-Benz of Arlington dealership on North Glebe Road in Ballston when the woman accelerated at a high rate of speed,...
  • Beck: Trump Is Creating a Conservative Version of Black Lives Matter

    08/15/2016 11:24:30 PM PDT · by detective · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Aug 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on his nationally syndicated talk show, Glenn Beck accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of creating a conservative version of Black Lives Matter. Beck said, “He’s making a new group of Black Lives Matter. He’s making a new group of people that so distrust and hate the system that they will buy anything. It was a rigged election, the media ought to go to jail, and it’s these Republicans, and not look at whose leading that. OK. Same thing. Same thing. They start with a good reason like Black Lives Matter.”
  • Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

    Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.
  • Black Lives Matter Leader: Dallas Cop Ambush Is A Conspiracy To Make Black Lives Matter LOOK BAD

    07/09/2016 8:59:13 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jul 8, 2016 | Eric Owens
    A prominent Black Lives Matter activist spent Friday afternoon proposing that the work of Dallas cop-killing sniper Micah Xavier Johnson is a conspiracy designed to make the Black Lives Matter movement look bad. The activist, Johnetta Elzie, took to Twitter to announce her theories.
  • Vanity

    07/08/2016 6:21:18 AM PDT · by Feckless · 29 replies
    self | feckless
    Wrapping blue tape around 2 boxes of 12 GA 00 Buck and delivering to my local SO and PD today. Teddy Bears are NOT going to fix this.
  • Pagan author, activist talks in Ithaca on possibilities for a more peaceful world

    10/11/2003 5:04:57 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 38 replies · 315+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Saturday, October 11, 2003 | By KELLI B. GRANT
    <p>ITHACA -- With the right attitude and a bit of magic, another world is possible, according to a Pagan author and activist.</p> <p>Starhawk spoke to more than 200 people Wednesday, encouraging them to take an active role in changing the world for the better. Citing Dion Fortune's definition of magic -- "the art of changing consciousness at will," Starhawk asked people to be aware of "broken things" in today's society, such as increased corporate control and global effects of American policies.</p>
  • Who Are Public Monuments For?

    06/30/2016 3:37:46 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 11 replies
    http://www.frontporchrepublic.com/ ^ | June 28, 2016 | Evan McWilliams
    History is a lie. Or, rather, a complex galaxy of truths, half-truths, exaggerations, and downplayings that together form a narrative. We don’t write histories because we want to record what really happened; we write them in order to provide ourselves with a meaningful story. We write history because we, as humans, have a fundamental need for meaning in life. We yearn to make order out of chaos, we feel we have to derive positive significance from the hardship and the trials of the everyday. In this sense, history, far from being an accurate record of reality, is an escape from...
  • Omar Mateen's Father- I Blame Pulse Nightclub For Not Stopping My Son

    06/15/2016 5:18:50 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 66 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/14 | tmz
    mar Mateen's father is now saying Pulse nightclub should share the blame for his son's massacre of 49 innocent people. Seddique Mateen made that unbelievable statement after inviting reporters to his home in Port St. Lucie, FL. He believes the club was woefully unprepared for the number of patrons it had that night. His gall is breathtaking, but watch ... he actually tries to justify his comment during the interview with Orlando's FOX35. A spokesman for Pulse tells TMZ, "We simply can't find the words to respond to such a callous comment from the father of the man who perpetrated...
  • Alan Grayson claims AR-15s can fire ‘700 rounds in a minute’ after Orlando attack

    06/13/2016 11:43:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 156 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Florida Rep. Alan Grayson used the aftermath of Sunday’s Islamic terror attack to claim AR-15 semi-automatic rifles can fire 700 rounds per minute. Security guard Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded over 50 others during an attack on a gay nightclub — the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Mr. Grayson, a Democrat, was asked about the massacre and soon turned his attention to the AR-15 rifle. ... “If [Mr. Mateen] was not able to buy a weapon that shoots off 700 rounds in a minute, a lot of those people would still be alive,” the congressman said. “If...
  • Detention OK for 6th-grader who called vegetarians 'idiots'

    06/09/2016 8:11:34 AM PDT · by DFG · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/09/2016 | AP
    MONTGOMERY, N.J. – New Jersey education officials say a school was allowed to give detention to a sixth-grader who told a student who doesn't eat meat that "vegetarians are idiots" and that "he should eat meat because he'd be smarter and have bigger brains." The Courier News of Bridgewater reports the state education commissioner's office ruled the Montgomery school district was allowed to discipline the student. It happened in the Lower Middle School in 2014. School officials found the comments were harassment, intimidation and bullying because they targeted a "distinguishing characteristic" under state law. The student received five detentions. The...
  • Motorist pulls chainsaw on driver with gun

    06/02/2016 1:07:20 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 61 replies
    New Britain Herald ^ | 05/31/2016 | Lisa Backus
    A local man is free on bond after his arrest Friday on charges he pulled out a chainsaw and shouted racial slurs during a road rage incident in Farmington on May 6. Michael Salafia, 30, of 64 Whitewood Drive, allegedly got out of his car with a chainsaw while at a red light and approached another driver, Farmington police said. As Salafia was advancing on the other driver, who was a black male, Salafia started the chainsaw and began yelling racial slurs, reports said. The other pulled out a gun, which he was carrying legally, police said, to stop Salafia...
  • Jeb Bush: Trump supporters not 'a bunch of idiots’ (Gee thanks, Jeb, wish we could say the same)

    05/21/2016 5:42:22 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 56 replies
    MSN / The Hill ^ | May 21, 2016 | Paulin Firozi
    Jeb Bush said on Saturday he understands why supporters are backing Donald Trump, but was critical of the way Trump is "preying on people's angst rather than offering tangible solutions." Speaking at an event in Amsterdam hosted by the Nexus Institute, the former presidential candidate discussed the rise of Trump, and of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. "What I fear is that people, kind of looking down their nose, will say the people that are supporting Donald Trump are a bunch of idiots. They're not. They're legitimately scared. They're fearful. They're not as optimistic for legitimate reasons and there should be...
  • Bill Gates calls for higher capital gains taxes

    05/02/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02 MAY 16 | Robert Frank | @robtfrank
    Bill Gates said investment gains should be taxed at the same level as ordinary income — a bold call for one of the world's largest investors. Speaking Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Gates said that he's "pleased" that there is more discussion around changing the tax code. When asked what he would alter, Gates sided with his pal Warren Buffett and said he supports raising the earned income tax credit. But Gates also said he would raise the tax rate for capital gains — the largest source of income for the richest Americans. The current top tax rate on capital...
  • Professional Educator: Grades, Showing Up On Time Are A Form Of White Supremacy

    04/17/2016 1:40:36 PM PDT · by bkopto · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/16/2016 | Blake Neff
    A professional education consultant and teacher trainer argued at the White Privilege Conference (WPC) in Philadelphia that great teachers must also be liberal activists, and described in detail her goal for destroying the “white supremacist” nature of modern education. SNIP In Hackman’s telling, virtually everything associated with being a good student in modern education is actually just a tool of racist white supremacy. “The racial narrative of White tends to be like this: Rugged individual, honest, hard-working, disciplined, rigorous, successful,” she said. “And so then, the narrative of U.S. public education: Individual assessments, competition, outcome over process (I care more...
  • Trump Video Clips Needed

    04/08/2016 10:24:53 AM PDT · by the_doc · 159 replies
    Self | 04/08/16 | self
    I would like to know if any FReepers can provide links to the following videoclips: 1) Very old Larry King TV Show interview in which the very young Donald Trump starts off by insulting Larry King about his bad breath; 2) The speech (?) in which Trump reportedly made an insinuation that Ben Carson is a child molester; 3) The part of the South Carolina TV debate in which Trump somehow blamed George W. Bush for 9-11; 4) The statement (speech/interview/Twitter post?) blaming Cruz for Obamacare by endorsing John Roberts candidacy on the SCOTUS. Some or maybe even all of...
  • Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott’s exchange with Starbucks heckler

    04/07/2016 6:52:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/6/16 | AMY SHERMAN AND JOSHUA GILLI
    It starts like a joke — Gov. Rick Scott walks into a Gainesville Starbucks — but one patron wasn’t laughing. Scott stopped in at the coffee chain for a cup Tuesday after touring the recently opened factory and headquarters for biopharmaceutical company Nanotherapeutics. Cara Jennings, a former Lake Worth city commissioner, saw Scott in the downtown store and ripped into him, from her seat, over health insurance and cuts to women’s health services, and calling him an expletive
  • Sheriff David Clarke Posts Video of John Kasich Calling Cop an Idiot

    03/29/2016 1:00:33 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | March 17, 2016 | Michael Cantrell
    A video from a few years back featuring Ohio Gov. John Kasich calling a law enforcement officer an idiot is resurfacing, and boy, oh boy, is it making this guy even more unpopular than he already is. Yes, that’s actually possible. Outspoken Sheriff David Clarke is none too happy with Kasich over the video as he made clear in a recent tweet. Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=nTf_qyRXhxk&app=desktop David A. Clarke, Jr. ✔ ‎‎@SheriffClarke http://youtu.be/h2LMWQ0W0is @JohnKasich is anti gun and anti cop and people,say Trump is not conservative? Seriously? https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=nTf_qyRXhxk … 11:53 PM - 16 Mar 2016 3,580 3,580 Retweets 4,001 4,001 likes...
  • Sheriff Clarke Digs Up Vid Of GOP Candidate He Says Proves Something HUGE — ‘This Rat…’

    03/26/2016 6:26:52 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 39 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | 3/17/2016 | Randy DeSoto
    ... Ten days later, while speaking to the Ohio EPA workers, Kasich called Barrett an “idiot” multiple times for simply doing his job. “Have you ever been stopped by a policeman, who was an idiot?” he asked his audience. “I had this idiot pull me over on 315. Listen to this story. He says to me, you passed this emergency vehicle on the side of the road and you didn’t yield. I didn’t even see, where the heck was it. The last thing I would ever do would be to pass an emergency vehicle. Are you kidding me?” The dash...
  • Black Lives Matter in Amherst (MA)

    03/24/2016 7:17:45 AM PDT · by pabianice · 32 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 3/24/16 | Dunn
    As I was taking my morning commute to UMass on Tuesday, I turned onto South Pleasant Street to drive through town and saw a Black Lives Matter banner hanging proudly above passing traffic. I found myself unable to describe what it was that overwhelmed me about seeing this banner as I drove underneath it, but I felt myself tearing up at the sight of it. For the rest of my drive, I thought about the significance of this and the things a lot of people I knew would criticize about it. Since its founding, the Black Lives Matter movement...
  • Trump on Brussels Attack I Would Close Up Our Borders to People Until We Figure Out What Is Going On

    03/22/2016 6:44:52 AM PDT · by detective · 152 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump reacted to the apparent terrorist attack that resulted in at least 28 dead and 130 injured in Brussels earlier in the day. Trump made the case to close the U.S. borders until “we figure out what is going on.”