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  • Obama National Security Address: Don't Sweat It!

    11/25/2015 4:25:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 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 · 33 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...
  • Obama pokes Putin, says jet shoot-down part of ‘ongoing problem’ with Russians

    11/24/2015 2:35:31 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 92 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama said the shoot-down "points to an ongoing problem with the Russian operations" in Syria, including attacks against moderate Syrian opposition groups near the Turkish border. If Russia were going after the Islamic State instead, Mr. Obama said, such mistakes "are less likely to occur." He said it’s important for Turkish and Russian officials to communicate and to "discourage any kind of escalation." French President Francois Hollande called the incident "a serious one." "We must prevent an escalation," he said. Mr. Obama said the U.S. is still gathering facts of the shoot-down, but said Turkey "has a right to...
  • Former DIA Head: Investigation of Manipulated Intel Should Start at White House

    11/24/2015 1:34:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2015 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) during President Obama's tenure, went on the Kelly File last night to talk about the possible manipulation of ISIS intelligence. He said the investigation should "start at the top. Where intelligence starts and stops is at the White House." "[M]any of them have been deployed for many years in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere... so I think that the focus of really this investigation, they'll find whoever they're going to find and some of the tactical issues at central command, but the focus of this investigation ought to...
  • Here is what we are up against.(leftist drivel from comment at economic collapse blog)

    11/15/2015 1:44:12 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies ^ | 11-15-15 | "Marcel"
    If you sit around believing the right wing radio propaganda that the wealthy know what's best for us then be prepared to suffer the fate that many others have suffered under the oppression of aristocrats in the past. But we live in a Democratic Republic overwhelmingly dominated by voters who are not wealthy. So its pretty simple to go out and vote for our own interest every couple of years-- without the need for any mass protest or even any union participation. We could raise the incomes of the poorest by simply passing laws to raise the minimum wage. Many...
  • Principal says standardized testing is 'modern-day slavery'

    11/09/2015 1:36:13 PM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/9/2015 | Carl Campanile
    n an online rant, a Bronx public school principal has likened standardized testing to slavery, redlining and crack cocaine in damaging the lives of minorities. “Public school high-stakes standardized testing is a form of modern-day slavery, and it is designed to continue the proliferation of inequality,” Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School Principal Jamaal Bowman says in an Aug. 31 blog entry titled “The Tyranny of Standardized Testing.” “America was born of horror for black people and that horror continues today for brown and poor people as well. Slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, crack cocaine and now standardized testing were...
  • Department of Education: Transgender Application for Rest Room and Locker Room Privileges

    11/03/2015 9:33:51 PM PST · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    DFU via TinyPic ^ | Nov 3, 2015 | DFU
  • French Mathematicians Question Global Climate Hysteria [semi-satire]

    10/31/2015 12:21:53 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    A recent report authored by a team of mathematicians from the Société de Calcul Mathématique SA challenged what it concluded is "a costly and pointless crusade against a naturally variable climate. The forces driving change are huge and beyond human control. The contribution to climate change that can be traced to human activity is tiny. The measures touted to combat climate change would be both expensive and ineffectual." Global climate expert Al Gore denounced the report as "detrimental to our efforts to unite humanity in this crucial battle to save the planet. I'm not a math whiz, but I know...
  • SR1,000 Fine for Female Workers Not Covering Head (US$267)

    10/20/2015 10:28:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Arab News ^ | 20 October 2015
    Women workers will be fined SR1,000 if they are caught without their head cover in office under new labor laws introduced this week, a newspaper reported Monday. Companies employing women must also enforce the law and issue written instructions in this regard or they could be fined SR5,000, Al-Hayat Arabic daily said. All companies must issue clear written instructions to their female workers to cover their head while in office. Erring companies will be fined SR5,000, the report quoted a Labor Ministry official as saying. It said the new law also set a fine of SR5,000 for companies which force...
  • Dem Candidates Promise New Freedom [semi-satire]

    10/16/2015 9:40:23 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    This week's debate among Democrats vying for their Party's presidential nomination inspired a bidding war as to which of them could promise more "free stuff" to voters. Sen Bernie Sanders (Vt) vowed to eliminate the need for money. "Too many people are barred from having what they want by the fact that they lack the money to purchase it," Sanders lamented. "Billionaires like Donald Trump never have to face such deprivation. Why should poorer Americans be denied the same rights? When I'm president all merchandise will be free." Rival candidate Hillary Clinton averred that "while I agree with Senator Sanders...
  • Portland State course aims to 'make whiteness strange'

    10/06/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 37 replies ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | Peter Hasson
    According to Portland State University Professors Rachel Sanders White Privilege course, whiteness must be dismantled if racial justice will ever be achieved. Students taking the course will endeavor to make whiteness strange.
  • 10 Quotes to Help You Preserve Your Moral Sanity

    10/06/2015 7:41:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Michael Brown
    More than once in the last few years Ive asked myself the question, Has the whole world gone mad? Has everyone in our society lost the ability to think clearly? Are people no longer able to process facts and information? Are they so dominated by their emotions and by sound bites that truth and logic dont seem to matter? I remember vividly talking to a young man at a rally in Charlotte, NC a few months ago. The rally was surrounding the so-called bathroom bill that would have made all of the citys public bathrooms and locker rooms gender-neutral. This...
  • Should We End Welfare For Peace and Safety?

    10/05/2015 7:46:40 AM PDT · by A CA Guy · 10 replies
    Self ^ | 10/04/2015 | A Ca Guy
    I'm realizing that most if not all of these no gun zone shooters had no employment to speak of. With too much time on their hands they seem to be influenced and are investing in violent videos and very bad internet influences. Many had parents who considered their kids normal and allowed them access to guns, violent videos and the Internet despite mental issues.
  • For transgender people, getting healthcare remains difficult despite Obamacare

    10/04/2015 12:04:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies ^ | Oct. 3, 2015 | Soumya Karlamangla
    Desperate for hormonal treatments, transgender patients were turning to friends and illicit dealers for unregulated cocktails of drugs. Many were left with health complications and infections that landed them in the waiting room of a busy South Los Angeles clinic. "For the most part, they were basically getting care on the streets," said Jim Mangia, president and chief executive of St. John's Well Child and Family Center, which runs the West 58th Street health center as part of a network of low-cost Los Angeles-area clinics. After years of dealing with medical problems created by what he saw as a major...
  • Tired of capitalism? There could be a better way.

    10/01/2015 2:51:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-30-15 | Matt Bruenig
    "Matt Bruenig is researcher of poverty and welfare systems at the think tank Demos." By now, it is well established that capitalism is fundamentally built upon threats of force. As libertarian philosophers Robert Nozick and Matt Zwolinski have explained, the only way to turn unowned natural resources (such as land, minerals and other goods) into privately owned property is by violently preventing all others from using them. This one-sided exclusion destroys freedom of movement and cuts many people off from the things that they need to survive.
  • Vatican to take in two refugee families as Pope calls for 'every religion' to help

    09/06/2015 7:19:12 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 130 replies ^ | 6 September 2015 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    Stephanie Kirchgaessner Sunday 6 September 2015 21.02 EDT S Pope Francis has called on every religious community across Europe to do their part to stem the refugee crisis and offer sanctuary to migrant families. In front of a crowd of thousands of people in St Peters Square, the Roman Catholic leader said it was not enough to simply encourage the refugees with calls for courage and patience. Instead, he suggested, tangible demonstrations of help were required. May every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe, take in one family, he said.
  • Pope Calls on All of Europes Catholics to House Refugees

    09/06/2015 9:40:39 AM PDT · by NRx · 97 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09-06-2015 | ALISON SMALE
    VIENNA Pope Francis on Sunday called on every parish, religious community, monastery and sanctuary in Europe to shelter refugees fleeing death from war and hunger, adding that the Vaticans two parishes would lead the way by taking in two families. In a speech to thousands of people in St. Peters Square, the pope said it was not enough to say have courage, hang in there to those marching toward what he described as lifes hope. Referring to the tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees that flee death in conflict and hunger and are on a journey of hope,...
  • [VA] Judge denies transgender students request to use boys bathroom

    09/04/2015 5:23:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/4/15 | Julie Zauzmer
    A federal judge has denied a transgender teenagers request to allow him to use the same bathroom as his peers at his public school in Virginia. Instead, the judge ruled Friday, the teenager must continue using a separate, private bathroom that he has said makes him feel singled out and humiliated. Gavin Grimm, a teenage boy who was born female, used the boys bathroom for seven weeks with no problem, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought a lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board on his behalf. But then parents heard about the teen using the boys...
  • Zis Is What I Call Social Madness

    08/31/2015 12:33:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | August 31, 2015 | Michael Brown
    In the latest example of social madness, Rickey Hall, the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, is calling on all students to use gender inclusive pronouns like ze, hir, zir, xe, xem and xyr in order to make the campus welcoming and inclusive for all. On another front, Bruce Caitlyn Jenner has said that he would like to date a man so that he could be treated like a woman. But his suggestion was rebuffed by interviewer and friend Jenny Boylan who replied, Caitlyn Jenner, you are a normal woman right now, today. You dont...
  • UT Knoxville encourages students to use gender-neutral pronouns

    08/27/2015 2:58:46 PM PDT · by don-o · 59 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | August 27, 2015
    The University of Tennessee is asking students to use ze, hir, hirs, and xe, xem, xyr. No, those words are not another language. Theyre actually the gender-neutral singular versions of pronouns. The University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion is asking students and faculty to use the pronouns in order to create a more inclusive campus. They say it alleviates a heavy burden for people expressing different genders or identities. We should not assume someones gender by their appearance, nor by what is listed on a roster or in student information systems, Donna Braquet, the Director of the University...

    08/01/2015 7:15:43 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 9 replies
    KTRK-TV ^ | August 01, 2015 | No Attribution
    LEE COUNTY, FL -- Deputies in Florida say a theft suspect tried to chew off his own fingerprints so he wouldn't be identified. Warning: Some people may find the video above difficult to watch
  • #DisarmTheiPhone

    07/31/2015 8:20:06 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | July 30,2015 | #DisarmTheiPhone
    I first thought this was parody, but it seems to be a series suggestion.
  • Judge: 'Efforts to extend legal rights to chimpanzees are thus understandable'

    07/31/2015 5:38:43 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies ^ | 7/31/15 | Steve Berman
    I am not making this up. A New York judge dismissed a lawsuit by the Nonhuman Rights Project to grant personhood to two chimpanzees, namedHercules and Leo. This isn't the first attempt to grant "human" status to chimps: last year a judge threw out a similar request for a chimp named Tommy. But the worst part isn't the fact that self-hating humans keep trying to elevate soulless primates and give them equal status with lawyers--it's the judge's reaction. State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe wrotethis: "Efforts to extend legal rights to chimpanzees are thus understandable; some day they may even...
  • Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name

    07/23/2015 7:52:48 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 37 replies ^ | 7/23/2015 | Neil Vigdor
    Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery. Party leaders voted unanimously Wednesday night in Hartford to rename the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner in the aftermath of last months fatal shooting of nine worshipers at the historic black church in Charleston, S.C. The decision is believed to be unprecedented and could prompt Democrats in other states with similarly-named events to follow suit. I see it as the right thing to do,...
  • A cheap but dangerous global warming fix

    07/16/2015 4:32:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    PBS NewsHour ^ | July 16, 2015 | BY DAVID KEITH
    What, you ask, can be done to address climate change? A controversial, but cheap solution of last resort has emerged known as solar radiation management. A geoengineering technique, it would shoot particles into the sky to reflect sunlight back to space. The central idea is to make the planet a little bit more reflective, which tends to cool it down, because it will absorb less sunlight. And that will partially and imperfectly compensate for the buildup of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, which are tending to trap heat and make the earth warmer, says Harvard environmental scientist David Keith, who...
  • As Kerry Recalled His War Experience at End of Iran Talks, Everyone Had Tears in Their Eyes

    07/16/2015 7:42:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies ^ | 7/15/16 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( In the closing minutes of the Iran nuclear negotiations in Vienna this week, Secretary of State John Kerry made a comment about having gone to war as a young man and not wanting to do so again, leaving everyone in the room, including the Iranians, with tears in their eyes. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the talks, recounted the moment while addressing the annual Generation Prague Conference at the State Department on Wednesday. Sherman said that in the final plenary session, with the media out of the room, each of...
  • Eric Garner Case Is Settled by New York City for $5.9 Million

    07/13/2015 4:23:40 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 40 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 07/13/2015 | J David Goodman
    New York City reached a settlement on Monday with the family of Eric Garner, agreeing to pay $5.9 million to resolve the claim over his killing by the police last July on Staten Island, according to a lawyer representing the family. The agreement, reached days before the deadline to file suit in the death, appeared to be among the biggest reached so far as part of a strategy by the city comptroller, Scott C. Stringer, to settle major civil rights claims even before a lawsuit is filed. Mr. Stringer has said the aim is to save taxpayers the expense of...
  • Wal-Mart explains stance on rings with Rebels mascot

    07/08/2015 4:40:26 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 19 replies
    Decatur Daily ^ | 7/8/2015 | Briana Harris
    Wal-Mart corporate spokesman Brian Nick said the reason West Morgan High graduate Aaron Browder was not able to purchase his senior class ring with a generic Rebels mascot is because design features included the Confederate flag in the background and foreground. The nickname for West Morgan's athletic teams is Rebels.
  • Navy weighs having Marines hitch a ride on foreign warships

    06/29/2015 3:53:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox ^ | June 29, 2015 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    The Navy is weighing whether to have Marines hitch a ride on foreign warships, citing a shortage of U.S. vessels due to recent budget cuts -- raising bipartisan security concerns about the leverage this could give other countries. A key concern is whether a warship host nation could deny Marines permission to come ashore. "Ceding our amphibious ships to other countries -- it's almost silly and I can't believe it is even an option for the Navy," said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who served as a Marine in Iraq. "Now we are going to have to ask other countries, much...
  • 71 Percent of MSNBC Viewers Think Rachel Dolezal is Black

    06/16/2015 10:14:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | 6-16-2015 | Jerome Hudson
    I told myself yesterday that I wasnt going to write another story about the ridiculous phony act that Rachel Dolezal is putting on. And then I saw Alicias story about liberal nut job Michael Eric Dyson saying that more black people identify with Rachel Dolezal than Justice Clarence Thomas. After listening to Dysons nonsense I didnt think this story could produce anything more ridiculous. Boy, was I wrong. Apparently, 71% of MSNBC viewers said its perfectly fine for Rachel Dolezal to identify as a black transracial woman Theres weapons-grade stupid walking around in America today, folks.
  • The insanity of free trade agreements (ed. As in you must pass it before you can read it)

    06/12/2015 8:58:01 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 17, 2014 | Judson Phillips
    Paul Ryan, Boehner, McConnell et al. Over the weekend an anniversary was marked with little fanfare the second anniversary of the implementation of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement passed with the usual fanfare, supported by the usual suspects. Barack Obama hailed the agreements implementation on March 15, 2012. In the middle of his re-election campaign, he cheerfully promised the agreement would increase American exports to South Korea by $10 billion and would create 70,000 U.S. jobs. One of Barack Obamas signature efforts for his second term is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal...
  • Obama: Under My Presidency, U.S. The Most Respected Country In The World [VIDEO]

    06/01/2015 3:01:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/1/15 | Al Weaver
    President Barack Obama said Monday that his administration has lifted the U.S. to become the most respected country in the world. Obama made the claim during a discussion with Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Fellows at the White House. PRESIDENT OBAMA: People dont remember, but when I came into office, the United States in world opinion ranked below China and just barley above Russia, and today once again, the United States is the most respected country on earth, and part of that I think is because of the work we did to reengage the world and say that we want...
  • Majority Of Democrats, Some Republicans Support Illegal Immigrants Voting In U.S. Elections

    05/29/2015 1:46:28 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 42 replies ^ | 29 May 2015 | Caroline May
    A majority of Democratic voters believe illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote, according to a striking new Rasmussen Reports survey. The national telephone survey released Friday reveals that more than one third of Likely U.S. Voters 35 percent say illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote if they can prove they reside in the U.S. and pay taxes. Sixty percent of Likely Voters, disagreed and five percent were undecided. Democrats were more likely to support illegal immigrant voting, with 53 percent supporting the idea. Republicans, however, also indicated support. According to the poll, 20 percent of Republican...
  • 'Father' To Marry 'Son' In Bucks County (PA) -- With Court's Blessing

    05/20/2015 7:30:45 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 55 replies ^ | 20MAY2015 | Kara Seymour
    This week, Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur will go from being father and son to a married couple. Before you jump to conclusions, consider this: Novak and MacArthur are not father and son biologically. Rather, their relationship through adoption was solely a technicality to enable the rights they desperately wanted but were not legally able to attain as a married couple. The same-sex couple, who have been together for more than 50 years, registered as domestic partners in New York City in 1994. After moving to Bucks County, they learned that Pennsylvania law does not recognize domestic partners and prohibits...
  • Reading to children at bedtime: ABC questions value of time-honoured practice (Australia)

    05/05/2015 11:00:34 AM PDT · by wtd · 55 replies
    Sydney Daily Telegraph ^ | May 5, 2015 12:00AM | Tim Blair
    Reading to children at bedtime: ABC questions value of time-honoured practiceTHE ABC has questioned whether parents should read to their children before bedtime, claiming it could give your kids an unfair advantage over less fortunate children. Is having a loving family an unfair advantage? asks a story on the ABCs website. Should parents snuggling up for one last story before lights out be even a little concerned about the advantage they might be conferring? The story was followed by a broadcast on the ABCs Radio National that also tackled the apparently divisive issue of bedtime reading. Evidence shows that the...
  • Cleveland City Council: Gun Control Needed Whether It Works or Not [semi-satire]

    04/29/2015 10:47:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 April 2015 | John Semmens
    Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley (D) urged fellow council members to pass a sweeping gun-control ordinance despite doubts that it would be effective or enforceable. Will this measure stop gun violence? Kelley asked. Probably not, but it is important that we pass it as a reflection of our values. A key provision of the new ordinance is that it prohibits carrying a concealed deadly weapon or handgun, unless the person is a police officer or a bonafide criminal. Kelley conceded that this provision might seem paradoxical, but we feel it greatly simplifies and clarifies the situation. If you are...
  • A Modest Proposal: Barack Obama Should Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate (aka Desperation of Libs)

    04/15/2015 6:25:40 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 40 replies
    New Republic ^ | April 15, 2015 | Brian Beutler
    Because Hillary Clinton is white and no longer young, a strain of political thought holds that she might lack Barack Obamas inherent appeal to new and minority voters and thus that she wont be able to ride the Democratic partys demographic advantages to easy victory in 2016. Writing for the Washington Examiner, Philip Klein ably sketches the nightmare scenario for liberals. If Hillary's performance among black voters retreats to more typical Democratic levels, he writes, it will hinder her efforts in swing states such as Ohio and Florida, where Democrats need to rack up huge margins in urban areas to...
  • New York Times readership survey asks for gender, offers three options

    04/14/2015 3:09:03 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2015 | New York Times
    What is your gender? Male Female Other Prefer not to answer
  • Al Sharpton Compares Indiana Religious Freedom Law To Slavery, Jim Crow [VIDEO]

    04/01/2015 3:32:13 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 30, 2015 | No Attribution
    n the opening segment of MSNBCs PoliticsNation, host and notorious tax-evader Al Sharpton compared the newly-enacted Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act to Jim Crow and slavery. This is a key moment for the country, he said. Too often in our history, weve seen religion used to justify attacks on other peoples rights, from slavery, to Jim Crow, to womens right to vote.
  • President Barack Obama slams GOP budget in Cleveland

    03/19/2015 6:43:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 14 replies
    Bloomberg News ^ | March 19, 2015 | Justin Sink
    President Barack Obama criticized the House Republican budget proposal during a visit to Cleveland on Wednesday, mocking their fiscal plans as a path to prosperity for those who have already prospered.
  • Voting at 16 in S.F.? Supervisor says the time has come

    03/17/2015 10:39:19 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Emily Green
    ixteen-year-olds can drive, work, pay taxes and be sentenced to life in prison. Now, some want the right to vote, too. On Tuesday, San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos will attempt to make that happen by introducing a measure that would extend the right to vote to 16- and 17-year-olds. Avalos and other supporters say it will encourage civic engagement among youths and instill in them lifelong voting habits at a time when turnout is low.
  • All-womens Wellesley College to admit transgender students

    03/09/2015 5:59:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies (Indianapolis) ^ | 03/09/2015 | Associated Press
    WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) Wellesley College is joining a growing list of womens colleges that accept transgender students.President H. Kim Bottomly and trustees chairwoman Laura Daignault Gates said in a letter Wednesday that Wellesley will consider for admission any applicant who lives as a woman and consistently identifies as a woman.
  • "Self Medication" is Ontological Onanism

    03/01/2015 3:09:11 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 27 replies ^ | 3/1/15 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Calling substance abuse anything other than what it is--self induced mental illness--is just more of the same excuse making.
  • Our Crazy Laws on the Insanity Defense

    03/01/2015 12:10:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | March 1, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    When a Texas jury rejected an insanity defense and convicted Eddie Ray Routh in the murder of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, it raised a question: If this guy isn't crazy, who is? Routh had a voluminous history of mental illness. After being discharged from the Marines in 2010, doctors hospitalized him because he thought a giant tapeworm was eating him. He had several more stints in psychiatric facilities and regularly took medications for psychosis. A few weeks before the shootings, doctors concluded he was a danger to himself and others. After his final release from a Veterans...
  • Bobbi Kristina Life Support Withdrawn Tomorrow Anniversary of Whitney's Death

    02/10/2015 7:12:56 AM PST · by RummyChick · 37 replies
    tmz ^ | 2/10 | tmz
    Bobbi Kristina will be taken off life support tomorrow ... on the 3rd anniversary of Whitney Houston's death ... TMZ has learned. Brown family sources tell us Bobby has finally made the decision, realizing there is no hope for his 21-year-old daughter to recover. A source connected with Houston's family told TMZ on Sunday ... Cissy Houston, Whitney's mom, wanted life support pulled on the anniversary of her daughter's death to "bond mother and daughter for eternity." We have not confirmed this, but the NY Post ran the story this AM. Members of the Brown family are extremely emotional, sobbing...