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  • Jeb Bush super PAC accused of pasting candidate's head onto black man's body in 'Photoshop fail'

    08/22/2015 7:56:27 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 53 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 22, 2015 | Christopher Brennan
    Jeb Bush super PAC accused of pasting candidate's head onto black man's body in 'Photoshop fail' Right to Rise, a super PAC support the presidential candidate, sent mailers to 86,000 households in Iowa In one picture Bush's left hand has a much different skin tone than his head and his other hand Mailer also appeared to put the candidate in front of a stock photo of Cedar Rapids, Iowa A group in support of Jeb Bush has been accused of committing an embarrassing Photoshop fail after sending out a flier with a strange visual contradiction. Right to Rise, Bush's super...
  • Politico's Michael Hirsh: Why Can't the Jews See Obama, Carter Have 'Saved' Israel?

    08/16/2015 2:23:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 16, 2015 | Tim Graham
    Former Newsweek reporter Michael Hirsh is now with Politico, but one consistent threat of his writing has been a fondness for the foreign policy “doves.” His latest Politico piece on the Iran deal is headlined “Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama and the Jews: Why does America’s Jewish community always condemn the presidents who save Israel?” One can imagine Israelis doing a spit take on that headline. This is the same Jimmy Carter who wrote a book trashing Israel for having a racist “apartheid” system that oppresses the Palestinians. They'd also worry this only inflates Carter's massive ego.
  • Vin Baker blew $100 million, now working at Starbucks.

    08/01/2015 4:26:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | July 29, 2015 | Dr. Boyce Watkins, founder, Your Black World Coalition
    If there is any story on this blog that you’re going to grow tired of reading, it’s the one about the former NBA or NFL athlete who is now broke and living with his mama. These stories are everywhere, and it has people wondering if the Harvard-educate d financial managers being employed by professional sports leagues are actually helping these guys protect their wealth or if the players are being chewed up and spit out by people who could care less about them. But we’re all responsible for our outcomes, and when we read stories like this one, we have...
  • Bill Maher Suggests Challenging Obama on Iran Deal Is Racist

    07/16/2015 4:29:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Moonbatter ^ | July 16, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Major Garrett overstepped by wondering why Obama didn’t at least ask the ayatollahs to free imprisoned Americans as a token concession before granting them $150 billion in unfrozen assets and a pathway to nuclear weaponry. The flying monkeys have been dispatched to chastise him: Liberal HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher took offense to a CBS White House reporter who on Wednesday admitted to intentionally provoking President Obama with a question about Iran. “Major Garrett is a huge a–hole,” Maher wrote late Wednesday in a message to his 3 million-plus followers on Twitter. Maher suggested Garrett’s interaction with the president...
  • Republican Senator: Ted Kennedy ‘Set a Wonderful Example for Us’

    07/09/2015 2:02:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | July 9,2015
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R.-Tenn.) said on the Senate floor on Wednesday that the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D.-Mass) set a wonderful example for other senators. “He set a wonderful example for us, and it is nice to be reminded of him,” said Sen. Alexander. Alexander’s remarks came while the Senate was discussing his proposal to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act that imposes federal regulations and sends federal money to local public schools. The initial No Child Left Behind Act was co-sponsored by Kennedy and Rep. John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and signed into law in 2002 by President George W....
  • Ariana Grande in bizarre video: Licks donut, says ‘I hate America’

    07/08/2015 11:12:07 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 95 replies
    fox8.com ^ | july 8, 2015 | darren sweeny
    <p>It’s the video pop superstar Ariana Grande probably doesn’t want you to see.</p> <p>TMZ obtained video from a donut shop in Lake Elsinore, California on Saturday. It shows Grande with her new boyfriend, backup dancer Ricky Alvarez, and a couple of friends. Grande appears to lick a donut left on a tray on top of the display case when employees weren’t looking. The video also shows Grande making out with Alvarez.</p>
  • White Professor Calls All White People To Mass Suicide Over Slavery

    07/03/2015 2:51:22 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 122 replies
    Th Libertarian Republic ^ | July 2, 2015 | Laura Meyers
    Dr. (and I use that title lightly) Adam Kotsko, a professor at Shimer College in Chicago, Illinois, thinks that all white people have been “complicit” in slavery, and should therefore “commit mass suicide” as reparation.
  • George P. Bush: Good Times Are Here Again — If You Elect My Dad

    06/19/2015 1:42:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/17/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    George P. Bush, son of Jeb Bush, took his first campaign trip for his father on Wednesday — to Nevada, underscoring the importance of the caucus state and planting a flag where his cowboy boots and belt play well. Speaking inside Mundo Mexican restaurant on a 106-degree day, and flanked by aquamarine chairs, Bush avoided other Republicans and focused keenly on linking Hillary Clinton to the president. “Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama think the government should decide your health care,” Bush said. “My dad thinks you and your doctor should make your health care decisions. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama...
  • Lamenting lack of green investment, Biden harks back to WWI: Should've bombed our own steel mills

    06/17/2015 1:08:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/17/15 | he HARRY READ ME File
    Discouraged with the lack of private sector investment in the green energy economy, Vice President Biden recalls the same frustration in a speech to american steel workers in 1973: 'In World War I we made a mistake,... we bombed the wrong steel mills.' JOE BIDEN: "You know it reminds me, I remember back in 1973, I came from Pennsylvania and steel and coal were a big deal, particularly steel. I remember making a speech to the United Steel Workers sponsored by US Steel. There were 3,000 people there and I was a young Senator. Come out and I say, 'you...
  • Footage NASA never wanted you to see (video link)

    11/19/2003 3:31:13 PM PST · by mikegi · 121 replies · 987+ views
    moontruth.com ^ | July 20, 1969 | Moontruth
    If you're at this page because you've just seen an amazing piece of footage showing the Apollo 11 moonlanding to have been shot in a studio, then read on. If you haven't seen the clip, click the link below, and prepare to be amazed. At 4:17 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, on July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong was seen on television by millions of people around the world apparently walking on the surface of the moon, and making one giant leap into the pages of history. BUT DID HE? Conspiracy theories abound on the Internet. The piece of footage you just...
  • Pop up ads

    06/09/2015 5:29:28 PM PDT · by mfreddy · 89 replies
    Mfreddy
    Is it just me, or are others dealing with pop up ads that make it impossible to navigate the page? I thought this was the purpose of the quarterly fundraiser, to make these ads not necessary.
  • Senator Whitehouse: Use the RICO law against climate “Deniers”

    06/04/2015 9:58:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    WUWT ^ | 6/4/2015 | Eric Worrall
    According to Whitehouse; Fossil fuel companies and their allies are funding a massive and sophisticated campaign to mislead the American people about the environmental harm caused by carbon pollution. Their activities are often compared to those of Big Tobacco denying the health dangers of smoking. Big Tobacco’s denial scheme was ultimately found by a federal judge to have amounted to a racketeering enterprise. The Big Tobacco playbook looked something like this: (1) pay scientists to produce studies defending your product; (2) develop an intricate web of PR experts and front groups to spread doubt about the real science; (3) relentlessly...
  • It’s Rand Paul vs. Almost Everybody on Patriot Act

    05/31/2015 5:29:06 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 108 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 05/30/2015 | Steven Dennis
    Rand Paul’s presidential campaign wants to portray his fight to block any Patriot Act extension as a faceoff against President Barack Obama. But the Kentucky senator is waging an increasingly lonely battle. Some of his usual tea party allies are abandoning him. House Republican leaders are not pleased with his antics. And then there’s Paul’s feud with the senior senator from Kentucky and the most prominent Republican to endorse his presidential campaign, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Put it this way — there aren’t many times that Obama, Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, Speaker John A. Boehner, House Majority Leader...
  • At bout with Holyfield, Romney saved best jabs for Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Candy Crowley

    05/16/2015 2:04:05 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 91 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 16, 2015
    Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield had a charity boxing match last night:-snip- Holyfield was declared the victor, but perhaps only because Romney saved his best jabs for Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Candy Crowley.-snip-Mitt Romney with the joke about wanting his fight against @holyfield to be "as clean as Hillary Clinton's server"-snip-Romney after Holyfield fight: "I'm ready to take on Harry Reid's exercise equipment now.-snip-Romney, with some bite post-fight: "I'm happy to fight anybody so long as Candy Crowley isn't the referee."-snip- Mitt Romney, winner by TKO.
  • Presidential Candidate Rand Paul Opens "Tech Hub" in SF, Talks About "Disrupting Democracy"

    05/09/2015 11:06:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/9 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul was in San Francisco Saturday to speak about "Disrupting Democracy" in an attempt to woo Millenials and the Silicon Valley crowd. Paul took questions about net neutrality, NSA surveillance and Millennial voters during the discussion, formally titled "Disrupting Democracy: A New Generation of Voter Engagement." The event was co-hosted by Lincoln Labs, a Libertarian-leaning "technology and policy think tank" and Brigade, billionaire Sean Parker's civic engagement startup. Brigade's CEO Matt Mahan also joined the conversation along with the San Francisco Chronicle's political reporter Carla Marinucci. "Some people might be thinking what the hell is...
  • Professional Golfer: Garland Shooters Were Exercising Their Second Amendment Rights

    05/04/2015 6:59:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 95 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2015 | Alex Griswold
    PGA Tour golfer Bob Estes tweeted in response to the shooting outside a Garland, Texas “Draw Mohammad” event Sunday night that “Muslims may decide to exercise their [Second Amendment] rights” when others exercise their First Amendment rights.
  • The Reverend Sharpton Calls for the Nationalization of Police --

    05/01/2015 5:43:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We obviously start in Baltimore today with the Baltimore state attorney, Marilyn Mosby, a press conference a little over an hour ago, announcing that six officers are going to be charged with varying degrees of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the transportation death -- ah, ah, ah -- in the death of Freddie Gray. Now, many people are wondering what is really going on here. I would like to explain to you. I would like for somebody else to explain to you in one sound bite what is going on here. This is yesterday and the National Action Network...
  • Suspect ‘likes’ his online wanted poster, gets arrested

    04/29/2015 3:49:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 29, 2015 | By Mike Moffitt
    A 23-year-old Montana man sought for theft and forgery was arrested after he “liked” his own online wanted poster on the Cascade County Crime Stoppers Facebook page. Levi Charles Reardon, who was featured on the page as an April “most wanted” suspect, was arrested Friday. He faces felony charges for allegedly forging checks in a case involving the theft of a wallet and personal checks.
  • Stance Against Chick-Fil-A Costs Man $200,000-a-Year Job, Now Living in an RV/Food Stamps (VIDEO)

    04/24/2015 12:01:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/24 | Adam Smith
    Adam Smith admits he probably could have picked a better way to communicate his convictions. In fact, the one-time corporate honcho now wishes he had. The former CFO of medical manufacturer Vante filmed himself berating a Chick-Fil-A server for the company's notorious stance on gay rights, then lost his $200,000-a-year job after he posted the video online and it went viral. Now, Smith and his family are living in an RV, scraping by on food stamps. In his new e-book, "A Million Dollar Cup of Water," the 37-year-old details his experiences since that fateful day he decided to make his...
  • Grassley: DOJ gun ban unfair to veterans

    04/19/2015 11:04:19 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2015 | By Tim Devaney
    The Obama administration is unfairly blocking tens of thousands of military veterans from owning guns, a Republican senator is charging. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is filled with military veterans who are essentially banned from owning guns, even though they may not be a danger to society, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote this week in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. The gun ban "effectively voids their Second Amendment rights,” Grassley said. At issue is whether these veterans are suffering from mental illnesses. According to a 2013 Senate report, the Department of...
  • "What's a gyrocopter?" (DHS chief)

    04/16/2015 7:28:29 AM PDT · by fishtank · 46 replies
    I'll link to ABC News. ^ | 4-16-2015 | Fishtank
    "What's a gyrocopter?" quote of the day.
  • FBI: Man who built bomb, left it at Roswell park wanted to be ‘patriot’

    03/26/2015 9:57:56 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 20 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 23, 2015 | Alexis Stevens
    A 67-year-old Roswell man claimed he was only trying to be a “patriot” when he planted a bomb at a local park, according to a federal complaint against him. Michael C. Sibley, 67, was arrested Saturday for allegedly leaving an explosive device at Vickory Creek Park in November, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “The defendant allegedly placed a bag containing what appeared to be pipe bombs in Vickery Creek Park,” Horn said in an emailed statement. “This arrest should reassure the community that serious crimes like this will be investigated thoroughly and all leads followed to identify the perpetrator.” A...
  • Yahoo Political Reporter: Cruz Talking About God-Given Rights Is 'Bizarre'

    03/24/2015 3:10:16 PM PDT · by grundle · 46 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 23, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Meredith Shiner is currently a Yahoo News political reporter. Before spending three years at Roll Call, where she was considered "a leader in the newsroom," she toiled at the Politico for two years. Shiner is a graduate of Duke University, and "grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago." I have provided these resume-level details to emphasize how utterly incomprehensible it is, as well as downright scary, that a woman with this kind of background and experience could have published, reacting to Ted Cruz's speech announcing his presidential candidacy, the following tweet (HT Instapundit): So Meredith Shiner: Is a journalist...
  • White House tells GOP not to ‘lose sleep’ over executive tax hikes

    03/19/2015 2:11:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama’s spokesman urged the top tax chairmen in Congress Thursday not to “lose any sleep” about the possibility of the president raising taxes through unilateral executive action. “To the extent that there is a lot of fretting and hand-wringing on Capitol Hill, I would urge them to not lose any sleep over this,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest, who added that the president doesn’t have any “imminent decision” to announce on taxes. ~snip~ If Republican lawmakers are worried, he said, “maybe it’s worth burning a little midnight oil to try to get to work in bipartisan fashion...
  • There Is No ‘Proper English’: Ignore grammar scolds. If people say it, it’s the right way to speak

    03/17/2015 7:37:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/17/2015 | OLIVER KAMM
    It’s a perpetual lament: The purity of the English language is under assault. These days we are told that our ever-texting teenagers can’t express themselves in grammatical sentences. The media delight in publicizing ostensibly incorrect usage. A few weeks ago, pundits and columnists lauded a Wikipedia editor in San Jose, Calif., who had rooted out and changed no fewer than 47,000 instances where contributors to the online encyclopedia had written “comprised of” rather than “composed of.” Does anyone doubt that our mother tongue is in deep decline? Well, for one, I do. It is well past time to consign grammar...
  • The Idiot President

    03/08/2015 9:16:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | March 8, 2015 | Barry Shaw
    I’m going to tell you the truth, and the thing about the truth is that it sticks in your head forever. This is it – the American President is an idiot. In fact, he’s a dangerous idiot. Now I’ll tell you why; When it comes to fighting the spreading cancer of radical Islamic terror that is choking the whole of the Middle East and much of Africa the American President has said he sees himself as a big town mayor fighting local crime. That’s idiotic!He sees ISIS, Al-Qaida, Boko Haram and other groups as rival gangs as in West Side...
  • Obama notes concerns over 'extraordinarily dirty' Canada oil extraction

    03/06/2015 2:47:15 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 38 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 6, 2015 | JULIA EDWARDS, REUTERS
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - U.S. President Barack Obama amplified the concerns of environmentalists about the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Friday and repeated his own reservations the project would have few benefits, but said he has not made a decision on the project. Obama, explaining the debate over the pipeline to a group of students, described concerns about the "extraordinarily dirty" extraction methods for Canadian oilsands - a description the Canadian government has long argued is unfair.
  • De Blasio: Schools From Now On To Be Closed For ISIS Holidays

    03/04/2015 4:27:25 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | Pat Dollard
    Excerpted from The New York Times: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday morning that New York public schools will observe two of the most sacred Muslim holy days — Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.“This is a growing community in our city and in our schools and we wanted to recognize that.Mr. de Blasio was surrounded on the podium by dozens of local activists and politicians who had pressed for the change. Carmen Fariña, the schools chancellor, took the podium to say that she hoped the change would lead to increased tolerance and understanding within the school system and...
  • Will one man keep Americans locked up in prison?

    03/04/2015 3:59:58 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | Sally Kohn
    A phenomenal thing has happened in Washington: Progressive advocates and conservative forces have united around legislative action supported by the strong majority of the American people. Groups as disparate as the Center for American Progress and ACLU on the left and the Koch Brothers on the right; Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Democratic Sen. Cory Booker; and over two-thirds of the American people all support major overhauls to America's criminal justice system. (SNIP) Yet it would appear Grassley just doesn't wanna change the rules. Grassley is the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Simply put, given the generally powerful position...
  • This man is not a “moderate”: Why Jeb Bush is more conservative than you think

    02/23/2015 6:56:19 AM PST · by deport · 75 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    According to the dominant media narrative, Jeb Bush runs to the center. But history tells a different story Election Day 2016 is just a bit less than two years away, so you’ve got more than enough time to prepare. But if you’re not numb to it already, get used to this phrase, because you’re going to hear it constantly in the weeks and months to come: “Jeb Bush, the moderate former governor of Florida…” In terms of convenient but factually dubious crutches that will be leaned on constantly by the horse-race media, the “Bush-the-moderate” narrative is poised to blow its...
  • John McCain: ‘I’m Ashamed Of My Country, I’m Ashamed Of My President, I’m Ashamed Of Myself’

    02/22/2015 11:09:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/22/15 | Daily Caller
    Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain said something on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday about the U.S.’s handling of the ongoing standoff between Russia and Ukraine that surprised host Bob Schieffer. “I’m ashamed of my country, I’m ashamed of my president and I’m ashamed of myself that I haven’t done more to help these people,” McCain said. “It is really, really heartbreaking.” McCain was expressing his frustration with how the U.S. and major European powers like France and Germany have failed to stop Russian president Vladimir Putin’s advance on Ukraine. “I believe that German chancellor and president of France legitimized for...
  • State Dept. Spox on ISIS: “We CANNOT win this war by killing them” (Bimbo Alert)

    02/16/2015 8:11:38 PM PST · by Islander7 · 123 replies
    RightScoop ^ | Feb 16, 2015 | By The Right Scoop
    State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told Chris Matthews tonight that we cannot win this war with ISIS by killing them. She said we have to get to the root cause of why people are attracted to Jihad — you know like poverty, jobs, etc… “We’re killing a lot of them and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to...
  • Bill Clinton apologizes to Mexico for the war on drugs which he blames for fueling violence

    02/15/2015 4:21:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/14/15 | Belinda Robinson
    Former President Bill Clinton has apologized to Mexico during a speech in which he suggests that the U.S. war on drugs has been responsible for fueling escalating violence. Clinton spoke at the Laureate Summit on Youth and Productivity in Mexico where he told the audience that the war had backfired and led to violence which is crippling the country. He said: 'I wish you had no narco-trafficking, but it's not really your fault. Basically, we did too good of a job of taking the transportation out of the air and water, and so we ran it over land. I apologize...
  • Cops make 'sinister associations' when dealing with black men, warns FBI director in landmark speech

    02/12/2015 11:14:04 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2015 | CLAIRE CARTER, DANIEL BATES
    Police can make 'sinister associations' when dealing with black men and American police are facing a 'crossroads' in race relations, the director of the FBI has warned. James Comey made an unprecedented speech about policing and race issues at Georgetown University today - becoming the first director of the FBI to speak at length about the issue. Mr. Comey made the speech, called ‘Hard Truths: Law Enforcement and Race’, at a time when racial tensions with police in America are high, following the police shootings of Michael Brown in Ferguson in August and Eric Garner in New York. Mr. Comey...
  • Loretta Lynch Opposes the Legalization of Marijuana-Just Another Disqualifying Point

    01/29/2015 2:40:34 PM PST · by Stayfree · 37 replies
    Stayfree | January 29, 2015 | Self(vanity)
    During her hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) asked, “Do you support the legalization of marijuana?”“Senator, I do not,” Lynch replied. In addition to lovingly supporting the White House Commie opening up the border so we can be further invaded by the world's poor and unknown, she is also on the wrong side of public desire to decriminalize marijuana...
  • FNC’S CHRIS WALLACE: NETANYAHU “WICKED”, “MALICIOUS” FOR “SNEAKING UP” ON OBAMA’S BACK

    01/25/2015 10:46:57 AM PST · by Steelfish · 66 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 25, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    FNC’S CHRIS WALLACE: NETANYAHU “WICKED”, “MALICIOUS” FOR “SNEAKING UP” ON OBAMA’S BACK By Aaron Goldstein on 1.25.15 In an appearance with Shepherd Smith on Friday, his FNC colleague Chris Wallace blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his impending speech to Congress in early March: To give you an idea of how malicious this is, I’ll tell you that US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the Israeli Ambassador to the United States for two hours on Wednesday and Ron Dermer did not announce the fact that Netanyahu was coming to Washington, DC. This is not in order to...
  • Mitt Romney: Climate Change is Real, World Must Tackle It

    01/22/2015 6:32:53 AM PST · by bestintxas · 94 replies
    newmax ^ | 1/22/15
    As he considers a third presidential campaign, Mitt Romney said Wednesday night that one of the country's biggest challenges is climate change and that global solutions are needed to combat it. "I'm one of those Republicans who thinks we are getting warmer and that we contribute to that," he said. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee spoke to a sold-out crowd of about 3,000 at an investment management conference. It was his second public address since privately telling potential donors two weeks ago that he's considering seeking the presidency in 2016. Romney didn't address a possible campaign at the event, but...
  • Chicopee Man Faces Charges For ‘Put Wings On Pigs’ Facebook Post

    12/23/2014 8:29:24 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 63 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | December 23, 2014 | No Attribution
    A Chicopee man is facing charges after posting “Put Wings on Pigs” to Facebook, police say. Chicopee police said Monday that local residents alerted them to the “very disturbing post” by 27-year-old Charles DiRosa. On Saturday, two New York police officers were killed by a gunman while sitting in their police cruiser. The suspect, who then killed himself, had posted “I’m putting wings on pigs today” on social media, according to officials.
  • Obama Calls James Franco ‘James Flacco’; Mockery Ensues

    12/19/2014 12:10:46 PM PST · by maggief · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 19, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    During his final 2014 press conference, President Barack Obama had some pretty stern words for Sony Pictures over their decision to pull The Interview in light of terror threats from North Korea-affiliated hackers. Amidst his remarks, though, came a notable flub that sent Twitter into a tizzy with joking responses. See transcript for the gaffe [emphasis added]: I think it says something interesting about North Korea that they decided to have the state come out with an all-out attack because of satirical movie starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco. I love Seth and I love James, but the notion that...
  • Obama takes questions only from female reporters

    12/19/2014 1:55:06 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2014 | Ashe Schow
    During President Obama’s year-end press conference Friday, he took eight questions — all from women. .......Considering what turned out to be a poor ending for the year in women’s issues — namely campus sexual assault — Obama needed to bring attention back on women. Obama tried in April to spearhead a movement this year and continue the momentum of the “war on women” narrative, but it suffered a number of setbacks: Due process supporters piped up, a major story about campus rape was exposed as a hoax, Republicans defeated candidates who overdid the "war on women" theme. To put it...
  • Obama in Miami: 'We can't just drill our way to lower gas prices' (2012 article)

    12/10/2014 3:58:40 PM PST · by HereInTheHeartland · 14 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Alex Leary
    "It means that anyone who tells you we can drill our way out of this problem doesn’t know what they’re talking about – or isn’t telling you the truth. The United States consumes more than a fifth of the world’s oil. But we only have 2% of the world’s oil reserves. That means we can’t just rely on fossil fuels from the last century. "
  • Democrats Irrelevant? Don’t Be So Sure, Pelosi Promises

    12/07/2014 3:42:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 12/07/14 | Emma Dumain
    Nancy Pelosi insists she doesn’t gloat when House Republicans can’t shore up the votes among their own members to pass any number of critical bills, and it’s Democrats who get to swoop in and call themselves the heroes. “I would rather they did the responsible thing so we wouldn’t have to bail them out every time,” the California Democrat quipped of her GOP counterparts. But the minority leader, who sat for an interview in her Capitol Hill office with CQ Roll Call, must be feeling gratified. The government is on the precipice of a shutdown, and if Republicans can’t get...
  • EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE, SO HERE’S BARACK OBAMA AWKWARDLY DANCING WITH SANTA

    12/05/2014 6:53:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 05, 2013 | Emily Zanotti
    EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE, SO HERE’S BARACK OBAMA AWKWARDLY DANCING WITH SANTA By Emily Zanotti on 12.5.14 Is it just me, or has this been the longest week in history? Literally, everything is terrible. I don't even know why.
  • Russell Brand and Che Guevara Have Much in Common

    12/05/2014 8:47:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Humerto Fontova
    Russell Brand and Che Guevara Have Much in Common Former Mr Kate Perry (and current British multi-millionaire-comedian) Russell Brand devotes much of his new book and stage routine to denouncing capitalism. The book itself is titled “Revolution” and courageously confesses to the following: “I’m a big fan of Castro and Che Guevara and all their beret-wearing cigar, gun-totting, cigar-chuffing pals. They were sexy, cool, tough.” Brand is reportedly worth about $9 million so this “incongruence” between what he practices and what he preaches makes him an easy foil for British conservatives, who ridicule him as a classic “champagne socialist.” Just...
  • Mitch McConnell 'perplexed' by President Obama

    12/03/2014 5:31:56 AM PST · by rktman · 90 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/2/2014 | Burgess Everett
    Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he’s “perplexed” by President Barack Obama’s actions since the mid-term elections, arguing Obama seems in denial over the “butt-kicking” the Democratic Party experienced.
  • St. Paul: Woman, 20, stole passport to join Islamic State, charges say

    12/03/2014 5:16:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-02-14 | Elizabeth Mohr
    The U.S. attorney's office on Tuesday charged a 20-year-old St. Paul woman with misusing a passport, ostensibly for travel to join an international terrorist organization in Syria. According to the criminal complaint, Yusra Ismail stole a friend's passport on Aug. 18 and, three days later, took a flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Amsterdam and then Oslo, Norway. On Aug. 24, Ismail reportedly contacted her family and said that she was in "Sham," which is a term commonly used to describe the area within Syria and Iraq where Islamic State militants are attempting to establish a caliphate, according to a statement...
  • Pope calls for fighting hunger and poverty as key to stopping jihadists

    11/28/2014 8:34:45 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 36 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 141128 | Robert Spencer
    Alleviating hunger and poverty won’t end jihad terrorism. The Pope here is repeating the oft-refuted notion that poverty causes terrorism. CNS News noted in September 2013 that “according to a Rand Corporation report on counterterrorism, prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2009, ‘Terrorists are not particularly impoverished, uneducated, or afflicted by mental disease. Demographically, their most important characteristic is normalcy (within their environment). Terrorist leaders actually tend to come from relatively privileged backgrounds.’ One of the authors of the RAND report, Darcy Noricks, also found that according to a number of academic studies, ‘Terrorists turn out...
  • Libya Diner Bombed After Graphic Video On Social Media (Darwin Candidate Award Alert)

    11/27/2014 7:55:50 AM PST · by goldstategop · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/27/2014 | BBC News
    A fast-food restaurant in Tripoli was bombed on Wednesday night after a video shared on social media showed a migrant worker defiling food in its kitchen. In the video, a worker masturbated over food and said he was "putting HIV sperm" in the meals.
  • Are body cameras a good idea?

    11/26/2014 7:58:10 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 39 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 11/25/2014 | Pauli
    I have to agree with one thing that Michael Brown's parents are asking for in the official statement they've released after the grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson. Join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera. Can you imagine the great footage which will be produced of people goofing up? On camera? Check this out.
  • Here’s What Chris Matthews Says Will Get Conservatives To Support Mass Immigration

    11/22/2014 8:52:15 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews offered his theory about what kind of mass immigration would be acceptable to conservatives. During an exchange on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, Maher was discussing President Obama’s recent amnesty action and began discussing America’s attitude towards immigrants in general. “When has America ever, ever been welcoming to immigrants?” Maher asked. “Certainly not the Irish. Need not apply.” Matthews, who was raised in an Irish Catholic family, chimed in, saying “probably the last time Heidi Klum visited,” referencing the German supermodel. “What, you mean because she’s hot?” asked Maher. “Yes!” exclaimed Matthews, adding...