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  • My Vote, Explained

    10/21/2016 12:13:24 PM PDT · by libstripper · 43 replies
    Freedom's Back ^ | Oct. 21, 2016 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON — The case against Hillary Clinton could have been written before the recent WikiLeaks and FBI disclosures. But these documents do provide hard textual backup.
  • Fear of what may be coming (Vanity)

    10/15/2016 7:55:33 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 70 replies
    10/15/16 | Hoagy62
    So, here I am, sitting in the pre-dawn hours of a Saturday in October, three weeks away from an election that will determine the course of our nation's future. As I am sitting here, reading the various articles on FR, I note that there are a few that are stating that the possibility of an actual shooting war with Russia is a valid possibility. This is due to our idiot President and his lackeys accusing Russia of interfering with our elections. As I read these articles, a cold dread enters my mind...a dread I have not felt in over a...

    10/14/2016 7:37:21 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 53 replies
    You know what's silly? The choices people are making this election I've had the time of my life This picture is hilarious if you imagine them singing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Let the chips fall where they may...
  • Upstate NY teen James Charles named first male CoverGirl

    James Charles, a 17-year-old makeup artist who has become an Instagram star with a large following, has been named as the first ever male CoverGirl. Singer and CoverGirl Katy Perry helped make the announcement on her Instagram account Tuesday when she shared a picture of her with Charles. "Honored to have the pleasure to announce the very first COVERBOY, James Charles!" Perry wrote. Charles, a student at Bethlehem Central High School in the Capital Region, launched his Instagram account last year and frequently posts selfies in adventurous and provocative makeup, the Times Union reports. His account received nationwide attention from...
  • How Clinton puts the election away

    10/05/2016 8:39:31 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5 October 2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    Hillary Clinton is six points ahead in the national average and 3.9 in the RealClearPolitics poll (which includes the controversial Los Angeles Times-USC Tracking poll). On an electoral map with no toss-ups she has 322 electoral votes. Recent polling has her far ahead in Pennsylvania and Colorado and surging to the lead in Florida, North Carolina and Nevada. One poll even has her up in Ohio. The various forecasters put her chances at winning at between 75 and 91 percent.
  • I’ve come to admire Hillary Clinton. What on earth happened?

    10/01/2016 4:36:51 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 30 Sept 2016 | Danielle Allen
    I admire Hillary Clinton. This is new for me. I have come to admire her only over the past year. Before Monday’s debate, she had already sealed the deal. But everything I have come to see was on display that evening: intelligence, fortitude, self-control, discipline, strength and grace.
  • Christian Deplorables with Matt Buff and Chris Quintana(audio)

    Join hosts Matt Buff and Chris Quintana live as they represent Christian Deplorables around America, destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God in the political arena.
  • Apple patents bold new innovation – a paper bag

    09/21/2016 9:05:04 AM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 24 replies
    Apple has patented remotely disabling iPhone cameras. It’s patented Gear VR-style headsets, and watch-controlled photography. It’s even patented the sliding function to unlock the phone – deceased as of iOS 10 – and the concept of a phone with a bezel and rounded edges. Now it’s gone one step further, and applied to patent a paper bag.
  • Parole denied for the 9th time for John Lennon’s killer

    08/29/2016 4:01:16 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 44 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 29, 2016 4:52 pm | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — John Lennon’s killer will remain behind bars after being denied parole for the ninth time. The New York state Board of Parole on Monday announced that it has again denied parole to Mark David Chapman, who on Dec. 8, 1980, shot and killed the former Beatle outside his luxury Manhattan apartment. The 61-year-old Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is serving a sentence of 20-years to life in Wende Correctional Facility in western New York. In a description of its decision, the parole board noted that Chapman has since described the murder as “selfish and...
  • Transgender inmate sues Missouri prison for hormone treatment

    08/25/2016 4:01:29 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 25 Aug 2016 | LAURA BULT
    A transgender inmate says she’s been living in a “personal prison” because a Missouri correctional facility has denied her access to hormone treatment, according to a new lawsuit.
  • RCMP allows Muslim women Mounties to wear hijab

    08/24/2016 1:57:37 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 45 replies ^ | 8/24/2016 | Kathleen Harris
    New policy aims to better reflect diverse communities and recruit more Muslim officers The Mounties have adopted a new uniform policy to allow female Muslim officers to wear the hijab.Scott Bardsley, spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, confirmed that RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson recently approved an addition to the uniform policy to allow women officers to wear the head scarf "if they so choose." Guide to Muslim headressMounties work to recruit more Inuit officers "The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is a progressive and inclusive police service that values and respects persons of all cultural and religious backgrounds," Bardsley said in an email.Male members of the Sikh...
  • Democrat and Establishment insanity

    08/15/2016 8:18:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/15/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    I know of a candidate for President who would be good at telling some bureaucrats in the Hague, "you're fired." “insanity” - extreme foolishness; folly; senselessness; foolhardiness In light of recent accusations of Donald Trump being insane, I hereby practice medicine without a license and diagnose the liberal media and Establishment politicians as being insane. Actually, I’m using the non-medical use of the word as a definition and accusing them of doing, saying, and becoming exactly those things of which they accuse Donald Trump. For example, an August 3 Washington Post headline of an article by Greg Sargent proclaimed: “Republicans...
  • The Case For A Negotiated Republican Surrender To Hillary

    08/09/2016 11:05:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    It’s time for Republican leaders to consider a negotiated endorsement of Hillary Clinton. Barring a Wikileaks revelation showing Clinton to be a secret member of ISIS, she seems to be on a glide path to the White House. Instead of Donald Trump attempting to expand his base since securing the Republican nomination, he is politically self-immolating on a national stage. Trump apologists keep saying he will soon change course. But the only way for Trump to change course is to change who he is. That’s not going to happen.
  • "End The War On Black People"-BlackLivesMatter Demands Reparations, Investments, Political Power

    08/01/2016 6:08:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 93 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-1-16 | Tyler Durden
    Today "The Movement for Black Lives," a coalition "more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country" posted a 22 page list of "demands" in what they called "A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom and Justice." The demands are fairly extensive and call for, among many other things, the following for Black people: free and open access to all public universities, retroactive forgiveness of all student loan debt, passage of H.R. 40 to study a "Reparation Proposal for African Americans," removal of police from schools, retroactive decriminalization and release of all...
  • Macy’s Fires Catholic Over Transgender Bathroom Incident

    07/25/2016 4:17:33 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    A senior store detective at Macy’s has been fired from his job after he intervened when a female customer reported that a man entered the women’s bathroom. After he was asked to leave the restroom, the man complained saying he believes he is really a female. The woman and her daughter were frightened by the man’s presence. The case is now before the New York State Division of Human Rights, reports the
  • Refrigerator chemicals are just as bad as ISIS

    07/22/2016 12:25:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | JOHN SICILIANO
    Air conditioners and refrigerators pose as big a threat to "life on the planet" as the threat of terrorism, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. Kerry was in Vienna negotiating a global climate deal to phase out chemicals used as refrigerants in basic household and commercial appliances such as air conditioning and refrigerators, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. The chemicals are a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists blame for contributing to global warming. Kerry made the remarks as part of a pep talk for negotiators working through the weekend to amend a 1987 treaty called the...
  • Small Island, Population 137, To Get 2,000-Migrant Asylum Centre [Sweden]

    07/14/2016 8:25:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 14, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    A small, sparsely populated island near migrant-crisis city Malmo in southern Sweden is to play host to a significant migrant centre that could net the owners millions of Swedish Kronor.
  • Clinton Refugee Plan Could Bring In 620,000 Refugees In 1st Term At Lifetime Cost over $400 Billion

    06/27/2016 8:42:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 45 replies
    WASHINGTON— An analysis by the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest finds the refugee plan of presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton could cost hundreds of billions of dollars. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has announced her desire to admit at least 65,000 refugees from Syria – on top of the existing refugee flow already entering the United States. What Clinton has not explained, however, is that in addition to the clear national security implications related to accepting more refugees, there are massive financial costs that would be borne by federal, state, and local governments.‎ Assuming Clinton's desire to bring...
  • 'Racist' Pool Safety Poster Brings Red Cross Apology

    06/27/2016 3:13:57 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 72 replies
    NBC News ^ | 27 June 2016 | Aris Folley
    A Red Cross Hospital signboard that carried a "super racist" message about swim safety guidelines for children prompted an apology from the hospital on Tuesday. The dialogue opened on Twitter after a photo circulated of the poster in Fort Morgan, Colorado. The poster, which has since been taken down, read at the top: "Be Cool, Follow the Rules." Below the heading were depictions of children playing. The white children were labeled as behaving "cool" while children of color were depicted as misbehaving, or "not cool," for breaking pool safety rules. Red Cross has since confirmed that it has discontinued the...
  • Democrats plan 'day of action' to keep spotlight on guns

    06/26/2016 2:53:46 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25 June 2016 | Mike Lillis
    The House has left Washington for its July Fourth recess, but Democrats have no intention of relenting in their push for tougher gun laws.
  • Teenage Overwatch player accused of cheating proves she's just that good with Zarya

    06/21/2016 4:29:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Blizzard officially cleared her of any wrongdoing a few days after the tournament ended, but that apparently wasn't sufficient to really make the point. To ensure there were no lingering doubts, she took to the stage and put on an hour-long showcase of her talent for all the world to see. I don't speak Korean so I have no idea what anyone's talking about, but the Reader's Digest version appears to be that she kicks ass until someone says no mas. Interestingly, despite the quality of her performance, she said she could have done even better but she's been under...
  • Lesbian ‘Gender Non-Conforming’ Couple Tries to Force Son to Have ‘Queer’ Gender Relationship

    06/20/2016 7:26:40 PM PDT · by massmike · 51 replies ^ | 06/20/2016 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    A lesbian couple featured in a BuzzFeed video on “gender non-conforming” parenting is trying to force their son to have a “queer” relationship with his gender despite his protests. “It’s really funny, because he’s like super into sports,” Michelle said. “Maybe he was like an Olympic athlete in his past life. He like, came with all of these sporting talents that are like visible at 17 months. That’s what Dashiell liked growing up. She easily relates to him on that level.” “I’m constantly like trying to queer my relationship with him and get him to wear tutus. He hates it....
  • Worlds largest 'FART-IN' planned for Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech in Philadelphia

    06/19/2016 10:31:47 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 67 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 6/18/16 | liveleak
    The Dirty Bernie supporters/delegates are holding a massive bean-dinner the night before and are encouraging everybody who's anybody to eat beans, show up, and let the world know that the way the Dem elections were run, some say defrauding Dirty Bernie of his rightful place as the Dem Candidate for POTUS (law suits in several States) really stinks. Just a few of the plethora of sources: Read more at
  • Homeland Security Report Calls for Rejecting Terms ‘Jihad,’ Sharia’

    06/17/2016 5:50:12 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 25 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 17, 2016 | Bill Gertz
    A new Department of Homeland Security report urges rejecting use of Islamic terms such as “jihad” and “sharia” in programs aimed at countering terrorist radicalization among American youth. The Homeland Security Advisory Council report recommends that the department focus on American milliennials by allocating up to $100 million in new funding. It also urges greater private sector cooperation, including with Muslim communities, to counter what is described as a “new generation of threats to the Homeland related to the threat of violent extremism.” The funds would be used for hiring experts and new social media programs and technology to influence...
  • Public college drops math requirement, may replace it with diversity

    06/14/2016 9:12:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 103 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6-14-16 | Neff
    Public College Drops Math Requirement, May Replace It With Diversity Photo of Blake Neff BLAKE NEFF Reporter 10:21 PM 06/14/2016 924 924 Share Math [ImageFlow/Shutterstock] Math [ImageFlow/Shutterstock] A public university in Michigan has announced it’s deleting a requirement that all students complete at least one math course before graduating. At the same time, the school is seriously considering a new requirement that would compel students to complete four courses that promote diversity. Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit is one of the largest schools in Michigan, with some 27,000 students. Until now, all of them had to either take one...
  • Orlando Gunman's Father Says Son Was Upset By Gay Kiss, Not Motivated By Religion

    06/13/2016 11:38:17 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 66 replies
    Huffpost Crime ^ | 06/12/2016 | Nick Wing
    The father of suspected Orlando gunman Omar Mateen says his son was not driven by religious ideology, but did grow upset after seeing two gay men kissing in Miami a few months ago.... He says his son got “very angry” when he saw two men kissing in downtown Miami a couple of months ago, and believes that was part of his son’s motive....
  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of -

    06/08/2016 12:14:51 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 105 replies
    News9 Oklahoma ^ | 06/08/2016 | Aaron Brilbeck
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of - Posted: Jun 07, 2016 5:57PM CDT Aaron Brilbeck, News 9 You may have heard of civil asset forfeiture. That's where police can seize your property and cash without first proving you committed a crime; without a warrant and without arresting you, as long as they suspect that your property is somehow tied to a crime. Now, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a device that also allows them to seize money in your bank account or on prepaid cards. It's called an ERAD, or...
  • ‘EcoSexual’ students at Santa Monica College ‘Marry the Ocean’ (And then Consummate")

    05/26/2016 12:12:59 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 57 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 5-26-2016 | Cabot Phillips
    Earlier this month, a professor at Santa Monica College led students in an ‘EcoSexual Sextravaganza’ in which participants ‘married the ocean.’ 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 down to the water, where they were urged by event organizers to “consummate” the marriage and “make love with the water.” “Stick your toes in the water … or any part of your body that you...
  • Inevitable: “Serious scholars” now argue Jesus is transgender

    05/25/2016 4:12:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tantumblogo
    There’s just no end with these people. Everything must be bent to serve the agenda or narrative, no matter how preposterous, no matter how blasphemous. There is no limit to the depths to which they will stoop in order to justify their depraved views and endless diabolical narcissism. Amazingly, these are the people who are utterly convinced they are the “good guys,” and we, who observe the moral creed that build Western civilization, the bad. So, with total inevitability, we are now treated to screeds (safe link) arguing that the Christ is “transgender,” so look how wrong you are with...
  • Does Obama's Troubled Childhood Explain His Bathroom Weirdness?

    05/21/2016 11:30:53 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 71 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 21, 2016 | James Lewis
    It is not considered polite to mention it, but Obama observers have ignored a great deal of evidence that the president of the United States was abused at approximately age ten and afterwards, in a way that would be criminal under American and European law. This whole topic should be out of bounds for political debate, but now the grown up Barack Obama has issued an edict to American school systems, which are responsible for the welfare of millions of children in this country. It is legally unprecedented that the president would direct whether schoolchildren should able to enter bathrooms...
  • Op-Ed: Insane Muslim terrorists

    05/14/2016 9:20:33 PM PDT · by Lera · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | May 14, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    It seems that a lot of people of Muslim origin have mental problems that cause them to shout "Allah Akhbar" while murdering non-Muslims. A Muslim terrorist stabbed four people at a train station near Munich while screaming, "Allahu Akbar". In between proclaiming the glory of Allah, he also shouted that his victims were all "unbelievers". A woman heard him say, "Infidel, you must die". The German authorities came to the inescapable conclusion that the attack had nothing to do with Islam. Instead the stabber had been "mentally ill" and was probably not even fit to stand trial. The Koran wasn't...
  • Bill Clinton: Saddam's Aides Mostly 'Good, Decent'

    11/17/2005 8:15:29 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 134 replies · 2,679+ views
    News Max ^ | Nov. 17, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Former president Bill Clinton praised Saddam Hussein's lieutenants and their underlings on Tuesday, saying they were mostly "good" and "decent" people." "When [the U.S.] kicked out Saddam, they decided to dismantle the whole authority structure," Clinton told an audience at American University in Dubai. "Most of the people who were part of that structure were good, decent people who were making the best out of a very bad situation," he added. While Clinton didn't name, names, Saddam's authority structure was dominated by his two murderous sons, Uday and Qusay, as well as notorious characters like Ali Hassan al-Majid, [aka Chemical...
  • Testosterone Poisoning (and what to do about it)

    04/26/2016 3:56:35 PM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Liberty Island ^ | 2/24/16 | Harris
    ...So I will place a deadly weapon in my child's hand and I will teach him to use it. Something died in me just now, because I wrote that, but still I will give my boy a gun so he will learn how to kill and how not to kill before he kills something by accident like I did with his mom while she sat on the bed. Men aren't safe. I wish I had known this before we got Andrey started and so I want to teach it to him sooner than I learned it. Women aren't safe either...
  • "White Privilege Conference": (success is "white" and "racist")

    04/15/2016 6:49:29 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 37 replies
    EAG ^ | 4/15/2016 | Victor Skinner
    PHILADELPHIA – Thursday marked the start of “The 17th Annual White Privilege Conference” and this year’s theme is "Let Freedom Ring, Re-Imagining Equality & Social Justice in the United States." The annual event is aimed at promoting the theory of White Privilege – that American society is hopelessly stacked against minorities and the only way to fix the system is for white people to acknowledge their immense "privilege" and repent. "Our vision is to build a community committed to dismantling white privilege, white supremacy and oppression, every day, everywhere," wrote Eddie Moore Jr., founder and president of “The Privilege Institute,”...
  • APPROPRIATE THIS! (Bill Whittle explains the Whiny Class)

    04/14/2016 9:22:05 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 12 replies
    YouTube (Bill Whittle Channel) ^ | 4/11/2016 | Bill Whittle
    A must watch... insane is the "new normal"...
  • Shotgun, nearly 200 rounds of ammunition recovered at Holland Tunnel: police

    04/10/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by arl295 · 96 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | 4/10/2016 | Caitlin Mota
    JERSEY CITY -- A traffic stop near the Holland Tunnel yesterday evening lead to the recovery of a shotgun and nearly 200 rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said. At about 6:30 p.m., a police officer saw a blue plastic drum in the back up a pickup truck that had just passed through the Holland Tunnel toll plaza. The officer stopped the vehicle driven by a Pennsylvanian man to make sure there were no hazardous materials in the drum, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Police asked the driver Marlon Murphy, 45, of Easton, if there were any weapons in...
  • No gap between political correctness and insanity

    04/10/2016 9:40:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/10/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Americans must destroy the demon of political correctness, start facing reality, and stop living in a fantasy world where the bogeyman of racism is everywhere The United States of America in 2016 is a country in deep trouble. We are facing severe economic and national security challenges, made worse by almost two terms of destructive Obama administration policies. Even more troubling is the assault on our culture through a never ending quest for more multiculturalism and political correctness. The flow of both legal and illegal immigrants has continued unabated for over five decades. Currently, according to the U.S. Census Bureau,...
  • Harris grand jury indicts pair behind Planned Parenthood videos (TEXAS VALUES?)

    01/25/2016 5:11:19 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    A Harris County grand jury investigating allegations that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston illegally sold the tissue of aborted fetuses has cleared the organization of wrongdoing and instead indicted two anti-abortion activists behind the undercover videos that sparked the probe. Secret videographers David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were both indicted on charges of tampering with a governmental record, a second-degree felony that carries a punishment of up to 20 years in prison. Daleiden received an additional misdemeanor indictment under the law prohibiting the purchase and sale of human organs.
  • PETA Pushes Tesla to Offer Vegan Interior on Model X SUV

    01/14/2016 2:47:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/14 | Tamara Palmer
    A kinder, gentler car has debuted in Palo Alto. Tesla Motors has made vegan interiors (seats, steering wheels and gear shifts) an option on its new, falcon-winged electric Model X SUV thanks to the urging of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a company shareholder. "By offering a 100 percent leather-free car, Tesla is pushing its eco-friendly business even further into the future," PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a statement. "PETA can now point to Tesla as a source for top-quality vehicles whose cruelty-free seats are as kind to the environment as its engines are." New...
  • In New York, Fine $250K for Failing to Use a Transgender Person’s ‘Preferred’ Pronoun

    01/07/2016 1:49:08 PM PST · by detective · 69 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 06, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    Raising the bar for other cities throughout the country, New York City announced "strong" and "bold" protections for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The new legal guidance, issued Dec. 21 by the New York City Commission on Human Rights, came as part of an expansion of the city's 2002 Human Rights Law, which protects against discrimination in a range of categories. The updated policy specifically protects transgender and gender non-conforming individuals from discrimination in areas of employment, public accommodation, and housing.
  • NYC Adopts Draconian Penalty for Offending Transgenders [semi-satire]

    01/04/2016 8:48:13 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    In an effort to discipline its inhabitants into respecting transgender preferences, the New York City Commission on Human Rights updated the City's discrimination rules to incorporate a $250,000 fine for failure to use an individual's desired gender-based pronoun when addressing that person either orally or in writing. The new rule is more complex than simply using cues from the way a person is dressed to guess whether to refer to that person as "he" or "she." A whole panoply of possible pronouns is covered by the ordinance. These include he/him/his, she/her/hers, as well as others such as they/them/theirs and ze/hir....
  • Woman who failed FDNY physical test 6 times gets another chance

    12/27/2015 10:47:22 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 27, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    A woman who six times failed the physical test to become an FDNY firefighter is being given another chance - and this time, critics say, the fix is in. She will graduate, no question, said an FDNY member. The department does­ not want another black eye. Wendy Tapia was allowed to conditionally graduate from the Fire Academy on May 17, 2013, even though she had failed the running test. After swearing her in, the FDNY gave Tapia five more chances to run the required 1.5 miles in 12 minutes or less, but she could not do it. She quit -...
  • Coal industry could leave U.S. taxpayers with major bill

    12/09/2015 10:54:36 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-9-15 | Patrick Rucker
    WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - U.S. taxpayers could be left with multibillion-dollar liabilities if large coal companies are pushed to bankruptcy, the Interior Department Secretary said on Wednesday. At issue is a practice known as self-bonding, allowed under a decades-old mining program, in which some of the country's biggest coal companies forego insurance on a portion of future mine cleanup costs.
  • Obama National Security Address: Don't Sweat It!

    11/25/2015 4:25:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | November 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, I know, I know, Obama's out there, you could predict this. All morning long they have been saying that Obama's gonna address the nation on national security and so forth. And I said, "I wonder when that's gonna start?" And, lo and behold, it started at 12:04. And, no, it's over with, he's finished, and we were never gonna JIP it. Join in progress, little inside real radio announcer terminology. But it's over now, and basically what it was about was Obama telling everybody: Don't sweat it. We got 65 nations. We're going after ISIS. We're...
  • Here we go: Centcom analysts who took negative view of progress against ISIS were told in e-mails...

    11/25/2015 2:14:45 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/15 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    "Here we go: Centcom analysts who took negative view of progress against ISIS were told in e-mails to "cut it out" I thought we already knew this, or at least knew the basics of it - defense analysts at Centcom were apparently pressured by their superiors to take a rosier view of the progress against ISIS than was actually warranted. Who precisely wanted the books cooked to suggest things were going well is the key question, which this story doesn't answer. Great thinking, though, by the guilty parties in lying to the public about a jihadi threat, knowing that one...
  • Cruz: Obama Admin Thinks SUVs Are a Greater Threat Than ISIS, Iran

    11/25/2015 6:22:34 AM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Fox News Insider
    Watch the video at the link. Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz slammed President Obama on "The Kelly File" tonight for being so weak in the fight against radical Islamic terror. "It's gotten to the point that I don't think 'Saturday Night Live' can even parody this president anymore," Cruz said, pointing out that Obama said that next week's climate change summit in Paris would be a "powerful rebuke" to terrorists." "President Obama and John Kerry have both said that they think, essentially, your SUV in the driveway is a greater threat to our security than is ISIS, than is a...
  • Cruz: This president is beyond parody

    11/25/2015 3:19:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 137 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/15 | Daniel Chaitin
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, R-Tex., criticized President Obama for being "out of touch" for comments he made Tuesday suggesting that stopping climate change would send a strong message to the Islamic State that Western values cannot be deterred by terrorism. Cruz, speaking to Fox News' Megyn Kelly, condemned Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry for telling Americans "that they think essentially your SUV in the driveway is a greater threat to our security than is ISIS, than is a nuclear Iran and it makes no sense whatsoever." "You know what would be a real rebuke to ISIS? When we...
  • Obama Says He’ll Rebuke ISIS By Talking About Climate Change

    11/24/2015 6:34:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 83 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 24 November 2014 | The Federalist Staff
    "What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be." ___ President Barack Obama said during a press conference on Tuesday that his plans to attend a climate change summit in December will serve as a “powerful rebuke” to ISIS, which took credit for brutal terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and injured hundreds more. While standing alongside French president François Hollande in a joint news conference at the White House, Obama explained that his attendance at next month’s World Climate Summit will put ISIS in its place. “Next week I will be joining President Hollande and other...
  • Obama: Global Climate Conference in Paris Will Be ‘Powerful Rebuke’ To Terrorists [chortle]

    11/24/2015 4:13:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/24/15 | Aaron Kliegman
    President Obama concluded his formal remarks at a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday by saying that next week’s Global Climate Conference in Paris will be a “powerful rebuke” to terrorists such as the Islamic State.Appearing together in the White House East Room, Obama and Hollande each made a statement on the current state of the effort to counter the Islamic State before taking questions from the press.After expressing solidarity with France in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris carried out by Islamic State and discussing more broadly the campaign against the jihadist group,...
  • HIDDEN CAM: Lovefest Between Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin and Syrian Refugees

    11/24/2015 2:47:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Lovefest Between Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin and Syrian Refugees Captured on Undercover Video Syrian Refugees in Greece Open to Use of Fake Passports Also Support Clinton Campaign Under Orders Not to Record or Post Video at NYC Clinton Fundraiser, Huma Expresses Support of Syrian Refugees Syrian Refugees Hope to Make it to Germany and Eventually U.S. While Clinton Campaign Supports Their Trek  (New York) Best-selling author and award winning video journalist James O’Keefe has just released undercover video of two related events dealing with Syrian refugees. The first of these is at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser for women, where...