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  • Obama Admin Sneaks Out 144 Big Regulations Right Before Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 11:19:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 25, 2015 | 9:19 AM EST | James Gattuso
    President Obama is nothing if not predictable. Required by law to release plans for new regulations twice a year, the administration has consistently done so just before major holidays, when few are paying attention. Thus, it was no surprise to see his fall 2015 regulatory agenda released last Friday, as many Americans focused on Thanksgiving week with family and friends. [...] ... The regulations span the full scope of American life, ranging from labeling requirements for pet food, new test procedures for battery chargers, mandated paid sick leave for contractors, and automatic speed limiters for trucks to a dozen new...
  • Bernie Sanders wants to bring back deported immigrants

    11/25/2015 7:00:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    USA Today | November 25, 2015 | Alan Gomez
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  • Washington Post: How anti-immigrant attitudes are fueling support for Donald Trump

    11/25/2015 5:16:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/2015 | By Michael Tesler
    Political commentators have asserted for months that Donald Trump’s dominance of the Republican presidential field is fueled by his anti-immigrant rhetoric. As Thomas Edsall put it: Donald Trump's success is no surprise. The public and the press have focused on his defiant rejection of mannerly rhetoric, his putting into words of what others think privately. But the more important truth is that a half-century of Republican policies on race and immigration have made the party the home of an often angry and resentful white constituency -- a constituency that is now politically mobilized in the face of demographic upheaval. This...
  • UMass-Amherst Protesters Demand New College Seal Because Bows and Arrows are Racist

    11/23/2015 3:30:38 PM PST · by rightistight · 49 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/23/15 | Aurelius
    UMass-Amherst students are protesting their school's seal, claiming it promotes racism and violence, because it depicts a Native American holding a bow and an arrow. While the seal does depict an arm holding a sword, protesters have taken issue with the Native American man centered in the logo. The Indian can be seen standing in the center: "We do live in occupied, colonized land," said student organizer Charlotte Kelly, who called the logo "offensive." She continued, "This land had been a part of indigenous communities before it became the University of Massachusetts. And for us to be capitalizing and using...
  • Anti-Muslim is Anti -American

    11/23/2015 12:38:44 PM PST · by cblue55 · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 23, 2015 | Charles M. Blow
    There seems to be no bottom to the cesspool of Islamophobic rhetoric coming from Republican candidates.
  • HuffPo Author: Saying "All Lives Matter" an Act of Terrorism

    11/20/2015 8:29:46 AM PST · by rightistight · 25 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/20/15 | Aurelius
    Writing for the Huffington Post, writer Shea Watts wonders aloud how the United States could possibly condemn ISIS when the US has been committing terrorism for hundreds of years. His article, "Looking Within: The Convenient Amnesia of American Terrorism," argues that Americans have perpetrated terrorism for centuries and that we must face these facts or else we are hypocrites for condemning the terror attacks in Paris last week. "How much blood is on our hands?" Watts asks. "What a shame that we, as a nation, have not looked upon our sins. We have not asked forgiveness for the the lives...
  • Sherrod Brown: ‘Generally white males’ to blame for terrorist attacks in U.S.

    11/20/2015 9:49:30 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sen. Sherrod Brown argued Thursday that “generally white males” are to blame for terrorist attacks committed in the U.S. since 9/11. The Ohio Democrat called mass shootings in movie theaters and schools “terrorist attacks” that are committed by “different kinds of terrorists.” “I think most of us recognize, we’re concerned but we also know that we trust the FBI and our security forces to do this right,” Mr. Brown said during an interview with WAKR radio, BuzzFeed reported. “Since the beginning of the Bush administration when we were attacked, September 11th, we’ve not had any major terrorist attacks in this...
  • Yale Leftists INTERRUPT and SPIT ON Conservatives Attending Meeting on Free Speech

    11/13/2015 9:03:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/13/15 | Jim Hoft
    Leftist activists interrupted and spit on Conservatives attending a free speech rally at Yale. One student, Edward Columbia, who did not register for the event, showed up near the beginning of the event and began displaying signs at the front of the room stating, "Stand with your sisters of color. Now, here. Always, everywhere."
  • BREAKING: Mary Spellman Resigns as Dean of Students (Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA)

    11/12/2015 1:30:58 PM PST · by abb · 115 replies
    The Forum ^ | November 12, 2015 | Staff
    At 12:02 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, Mary Spellman resigned as Dean of Students following calls for her resignation after students of color articulated concerns about the Dean of Students office being unsupportive towards students of marginalized identities, and two students yesterday began hunger strikes calling for her resignation. Additional coverage coming later — find Spellman’s email to the CMC community below. Dear CMC Community: Since 2010 I have been privileged to serve as Dean of Students at Claremont McKenna College. Today I am submitting my letter of resignation, effective immediately. I do so with sadness beyond words, because these...
  • University axes homecoming ‘king’ and ‘queen,’ replaces it with gender-neutral ‘royals’

    11/12/2015 5:50:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    College Fix ^ | November 12, 2015 | Jennifer Kabbany
    San Diego State University has axed its longtime tradition of naming a homecoming "king" and "queen," and this year will go with the gender-neutral term "royals," the Daily Aztec campus newspaper reports. As recently as last year SDSU named a homecoming "king" and "queen" during its annual football game, according to the university’s website. But this Saturday when the Aztecs take on the University of Wyoming Cowboys, the Royal Court will end up with the "final two Royals," the website adds. It’s unclear if those final two "royals" will be one male and one female, or some other iteration of...
  • ACLU: Missouri needs to protect students' free speech rights

    11/11/2015 5:15:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2015 4:36 PM EST | Summer Ballentine and Alan Scher Zagier
    Free speech advocates are expressing concern that instructions from University of Missouri police on how students should report "hateful and/or hurtful" speech could stifle legitimate differences of opinion. [...] The university's student conduct code prohibits harassment, which it defines as "unwelcome verbal or physical conduct" against "actual or perceived membership in a protected class ... that creates a hostile environment." The conduct code also forbids bullying, retaliation and threatening or intimidating behaviors. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri responded with a statement calling for the university to not compromise the right to free expression in its efforts to fight...
  • Peter Beinart: Israel deserves terrorism

    11/06/2015 8:28:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/2015, 2:40 PM | Ari Soffer
    Liberal American-Jewish commentator Peter Beinart gave a provocative speech on Wednesday, in which he said Israel essentially deserved the wave of Arab terrorism targeting its citizens. Beinart, who despite his regular attacks on the Jewish state insists he is "pro-Israel", was speaking at "Beth Chayim Chadashim Progressive synagogue in Los Angeles, which was set up as a "gay-friendly" congregation. His comments were recorded approvingly by the anti-Israel Mondoweiss website. "While we condemn Palestinian violence, we must recognize this painful truth: that Israeli policy has encouraged it," Beinart told his audience. "Israel has encouraged it by penalizing Palestinian nonviolence, by responding...
  • U.S. jobless claims rise; third-quarter productivity posts surprise gain

    11/05/2015 6:55:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 5, 2015 9:16am EST | Lucia Mutikani
    New U.S. applications for unemployment benefits last week recorded their largest increase in eight months, but remained at levels consistent with a fairly healthy labor market. Other data on Thursday showed a surprise gain in productivity in the third quarter after a drop in self-employment contributed to overall hours worked falling for the first time in six years, restraining labor-related production costs. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 276,000 for the week ended Oct. 31, the Labor Department said. It was the largest weekly increase since late February. ...
  • Bill Gates: Only Socialism Can Save Us From Climate Change

    11/03/2015 8:37:56 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 73 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 11-2-2015 | James Delingpole
    "Representative democracy" has failed; the private sector is "inept"; and only bigger government - led by China and the US - has the power to save the world from climate change. So says Bill Gates in a dogmatic but somewhat confused interview with The Atlantic in which he simultaneously pours scorn on green tech solutions but insists that more of them are needed - on a scale bigger than the Manhattan Project - if we are to deal successfully with a problem whose nature he admits may well have been exaggerated by environmentalists.
  • Kasich: Most GOP Politicians and Voters Agree With Me Not Trump on Immigration

    11/03/2015 7:05:46 AM PST · by EverRight · 69 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said he believes most Republican voters and candidates agree with him, not his loud rival Donald Trump and that it is a double fantasy that the United States could deport the 11 million illegal immigrants currently living here and get Mexico to pay for a border wall. Kasich said he is in the majority of Americans who believe there needs to be a path to legal status for those here but if they haven’t broken laws, after paying penalties, possibly performing community service and the border is secured, saying...
  • ‘We Need an Energy Miracle’ Bill Gates

    11/01/2015 6:39:50 PM PST · by BeauBo · 82 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 2015 | James Bennet
    "On why the free market won’t develop new forms of energy fast enough: ...Without a substantial carbon tax, there’s no incentive for innovators or plant buyers to switch."
  • Tribune Reporter: Ted Cruz declares war on 'liberal media' — so I declare war on Ted Cruz

    10/29/2015 9:18:53 PM PDT · by IncPen · 127 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/29/15 | Rex Huppke
    I am sorry to have to do this, but as a representative of the mainstream media, I hereby declare war on GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz. In the media's defense, Cruz started it. Literally. -- snip -- Strap on your boots, Teddy boy. We're comin' for ya now. And we've got the weapon you fear the most: the truth.
  • We actually won the man made global warming argument!

    10/27/2015 7:15:10 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 36 replies
    I have a unique perspective on man made global warming, my father who was a brilliant and very successful mining engineer and the quintessential geologists. No one knows more about the history of climate than a geologist, the biggest difference is they think about it over millions and billions of years, 50 years is sorta silly in their eyes. He was writing me letters in the late 80's telling me what a farce it was that humans think they can warm or cool the earth, purely ridiculous he told me. My Father would also say of course there is CLIMATE...
  • In Syria, the US has nothing but bad options

    10/27/2015 6:34:11 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | OCTOBER 27, 2015 | Stephen Kinzer
    Americans are problem-solvers. We love a good solution. Give us a challenge, and we form committees, assess options, come up with a plan and execute it. This is a highly positive trait. In world affairs, though, it can bring us to grief. Syria is burning in part because the United States is waiting for a good solution. Since all the main alternatives there are bad, we choose none of them. Our immobility has contributed to Syrias humanitarian catastrophe. When the dust finally settles in Damascus, one of three forces will be in control. One strong possibility is the Islamic State,...
  • U.S. police chiefs call for background checks for all gun purchases

    10/27/2015 8:03:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:38am EDT | Fiona Ortiz
    Police chiefs from across the United States called on Monday for universal background checks for firearms purchases, saying opinion polls consistently show that most Americans support such restrictions. The proliferation of firearms is one of the factors behind a rise in homicide rates in many U.S. cities this year, according to senior law enforcement officials at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago.
  • Rep. Castro Proposes Law to Stop Government from Using Alien to Describe Foreigners

    10/26/2015 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 26, 2015 | 11:06 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    U.S. Rep. Joaqun Castro (D-Texas) wants the federal government to drop the word alien from laws and documents because when you use the word alien, you think of Martians and people from outer space. Castro introduced the The Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act last week. The measure removes the term illegal alien and replaces it with undocumented foreign national in federal law and government documents.
  • Rubio: Trump's Immigration Plan 'Absurd' (Marco thinks it wrong to deport people not legally here)

    10/25/2015 11:52:20 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 68 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/25/15 | breitbart
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has called his rival, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, weak on immigration, but Rubio isn't much impressed with Trump's plan to deport all illegal immgrants, then allow those back in who don't have criminal backgrounds. "If you think about where he was six months ago, it's nothing like what he's saying now," Rubio said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Even what he's saying now borders on the absurd. He's going to deport all these people and allow back in the ones that are good. His plan makes no sense." Asked whether he agrees with former...
  • If McDonalds goes under it will be because they followed liberals to disaster

    10/21/2015 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 164 replies
    Hot ^ | October 21, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I saw a sad but not totally unexpected news item from John Hawkins this morning regarding one of America’s premiere dining outlets… McDonald’s. The House That Ronald Built has fallen on hard times, with some estimates indicating that a significant portion of the franchises are currently insolvent or seriously in the red. The dire warnings from franchise owners are including phrases such as, “these are the final days.” (Yahoo News) McDonald’s franchisees believe the brand is in a “deep depression” and could be facing its “final days,” according to a new survey.“We are in the throes of a deep depression,...
  • Two EMS Workers Attacked, Stabbed With Box Cutter In Detroit; Suspect Arrested

    10/20/2015 9:44:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 39 replies ^ | October 20, 2015 | Unknown
    The suspect first went for the Rojas, who has been working with the department for about two years. When Adams, a 13-year department veteran, stepped in to help her partner, the suspect turned his attention and his weapon to her. Both paramedics were stabbed and slashed repeatedly before making it back to their vehicle. Adams then drove she and her partner to Detroit Receiving Hospital where both remain in serious condition. It was a horrific scene. The EMS rig, the scene inside of the rig is horrific. Their injuries are horrific, Jones said, adding that both paramedics will...
  • Levin: The Continuously Failing Bush Establishment Wants Paul Ryan for Speaker

    10/20/2015 6:03:23 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10-20-15 | CR Wire
    After George W. Bush attacked Ted Cruz over the weekend, and Karl Rove followed up with attacks today, Conservative Reviews Editor in Chief Mark Levin dedicated the first hour of his program to going through the ways the Bush establishment (Bushtablishment) has repeatedly squandered conservative victories. Levin went through how the Bushtablishment squandered two historic victories by Ronald Reagan by squishing. Levin explained that by embracing liberal policies the Bushtablishment GOP kept losing elections. Listen in as Levin explains how Bushtablishment governance lead to the Republican Party losing the congressional majority in 2006, which gave the nation the Obama years....
  • Smoking gun emails reveal Blair's 'deal in blood' with George Bush over Iraq (tr)

    10/17/2015 8:14:36 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19:49 EST, 17 October 2015 | Glen Owen and William Lowther
    A bombshell White House memo has revealed for the first time details of the deal in blood forged by Tony Blair and George Bush over the Iraq War. The sensational leak shows that Blair had given an unqualified pledge to sign up to the conflict a year before the invasion started. It flies in the face of the Prime Ministers public claims at the time that he was seeking a diplomatic solution to the crisis. He told voters: Were not proposing military action in direct contrast to what the secret email now reveals.
  • Boehner likely to move on debt limit hike before departure

    10/14/2015 9:19:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2015 4:21 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    House Speaker John Boehner is signaling that hell move must-do legislation to increase the governments borrowing cap before he leaves Capitol Hill. The statutory cap on the governments so-called debt limit needs to be raised by early November, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday, confirming a recent warning from the administration. Boehner himself has said that he doesnt want to leave a dirty barn for his successor, comments that have been widely interpreted as a promise that he would try to at least clear away the debt limit issue rather than saddle the next speaker with the task.
  • Jeremiah Wright: 'Jesus was a Palestinian' October 10, 2015

    10/11/2015 3:10:11 AM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 10, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    The controversial religious leader Jeremiah Wright compared Native Americans to Palestinians at the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall on Saturday, going so far as to assert that Jesus was a Palestinian." Wright, who once served as pastor to President Obama, was one of several hours' worth of speakers in Washington, D.C., for an event called Justice or Else! that sought to channel the energy of the Black Lives Matter movement. Wright placed the event in historical context. The same issue is being fought today and has been fought since 1948, and historians are carried...
  • Obama pastor Jeremiah Wright-Jesus was Palestinian

    10/11/2015 1:09:37 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News
    The controversial pastor who preached at a church attended by President Obama said on Saturday that Jesus was a Palestinian, alluded to Israel as an apartheid state and compared the youth in Ferguson and the youth in Palestine during a speech in Washington, D.C. Jeremiah Wright, who led Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago from 1972 to 2008, spoke at a Nation of Islam event titled Justice or Else! on the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.
  • CNNs Progressive Lesbian Talking Head, Sally Kohn, Just Compared American Christians To

    10/10/2015 3:02:19 PM PDT · by 100American · 48 replies
    One would think that after the Roseburg, Oregon, shooting in which a deranged Christophobe brutally murdered nine people for being Christians, liberals would curb their Christophobic hate at least for a little while. One would be wrong, however, as some have continued their descent into weapons-grade stupid. On Friday, CNN contributor Sally Kohn proved once again that liberalism is an ideology of anti-Christian rage and hate with a maddening tweet comparing U.S. Christians to members of the Muslim Brotherhood:
  • House OKs lifting 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

    10/09/2015 11:26:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2015 1:38 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to lift a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports. The House approved the bill on a 261-159 vote. Supporters said an ongoing boom in oil and gas drilling has made the 1970s-era restrictions obsolete. Lifting the export ban would lower prices at the pump, create jobs and boost the economy, said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. [] The White House called the bill unnecessary and argued that a decision on whether to end the ban should be made by the Commerce secretary.
  • Conservatives: Dont Get Suckered Into Backing A Compromise Speaker Who Is Boehner-Lite

    10/09/2015 7:32:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 10/9/2015 | CHQ Staff
    The sudden implosion of the supposedly inevitable ascension of establishment Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to the office of Speaker of the House, now occupied by his mentor John Boehner, has shown the Capitol Hill Republican establishment to be a fragile edifice ready to collapse. Paul Ryan. Conservatives should not be suckered into propping it up any longer by abandoning their battle to elect principled conservatives to run the House of Representatives. But that is exactly what is going on in Washington right now as those establishment politicians who stand to lose out if new leadership is elected and...
  • Parents Must Demand Change or Lose Their Children to Radical, Leftist Educators

    10/08/2015 10:15:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/8/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    The Southern Poverty Law Center continues to indoctrinate the children of this country with a radical, anti-Christian campaign. No longer a civil rights activist group, the SPLC now uses its power to program children into a pro-homosexual agenda using identity politics, social justice and socialist collectivism. The Teaching Tolerance curriculum teaches second graders that they should ignore their parents and cross dress if the feel like it. The book 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert is a text recommended by the SPLC to teach tolerance and promulgated by activists. In the book, Bailey, a boy dreams of dresses, and is told...
  • Obama calls on nation to refashion the social compact, strengthen labor union powers

    10/07/2015 11:26:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama on Wednesday called on U.S. business, labor and political leaders to refashion the social compact and strengthen union powers across the country, arguing that the troubling trend of declining middle-class wages can be turned around by redefining the basic principles of workers rights. During a speech at a White House summit on working Americans, the president drew a direct link between drops in union membership and the stagnation of most workers wages. Mr. Obama also said that workers anxiety about their job security and whether theyll be afford to feed their families contributes to anti-immigration sentiment and other...
  • Obama cites labors role in US economy amid trade rift

    10/07/2015 11:10:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 1:28 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama says labor laws should be strengthened and it should be easier for workers to join unions. Obama made the comments at a White House workers summit on Wednesdayjust as theres a rift with labor over a Pacific Rim trade agreement.
  • San Franciscos last gun store closing doors for good

    10/04/2015 4:07:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2015 5:54 PM EDT | Paul Elias
    The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the citys political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business. Its with tremendous sadness and regret that I have to announce we are closing our shop, High Bridge Arms manager Steve Alcairo announced in a Facebook post on Sept. 11. It has been a long and difficult ride, but a great pleasure to be your last San Francisco gun shop. Alcairo said the breaking point came this summer when a local politician proposed a law that would...
  • In Australia, seeds of Islamic radicalism sown early (barf alert)

    10/04/2015 5:44:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 4, 2015 2:08am EDT | Morag MacKinnon
    The Australian governments focus on national security and the war on terror to tackle Islamic extremism, rather than social cohesion and inclusion, has helped create an environment for radicalized Muslim youth to emerge in disproportionate numbers, experts say.Authorities in Australia are grappling with a rise in violence perpetrated by teenagers at home as well as battling to halt the flow of those who are attempting to travel to Syria to fight with Islamic extremists. The murder of a police accountant in Sydney on Friday by a boy of Iraqi-Kurdish descent is the latest in a spate of attacks linked to...
  • Im a pedophile, youre the monsters: My week inside the vile right-wing hate machine

    10/03/2015 1:30:30 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 107 replies
    Salon ^ | 9/30/2015
    My pedophilia essay outraged the right. My attempt to humanize a real problem brought out their nastiest rage My article Im A Pedophile, But Not a Monster was published last week and it has been a whirlwind since. Ive spent days doing radio interviews, even an appearance on TV (HLNs Dr. Drew on Call), but mainly just answering the hundreds of emails that have poured in. Yes, the vast majority of them have been supportive. While there has been a visible backlash, predominantly from the political right, in private it has been a different story. This piece has generated debate...
  • Church of Scotland minister says to teach Jesus died for sins is "ghastly theology"

    09/29/2015 8:26:04 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 51 replies
    Premier Christian Media ^ | 9-29-15 | Hannah Tooley
    Revd Scott McKenna, minister of Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church in Edinburgh, openly denies one of the most accepted teachings of mainstream Christianity and told his congregation that it was "ghastly theology" to believe that Jesus Christ died for sinners. Following the comments, the footage was uploaded online and the current Free Church Moderator Revd David Robertson responded by writing a blog post on the subject, saying such preaching was profoundly anti-Christian. Mr McKenna, who has the potential to be a Church of Scotland Moderator, then contacted Robertson and the men met to discuss theology. A debate has been set for...
  • EPA set to tighten smog limits as business gears for fight

    09/29/2015 12:59:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2015 3:53 AM EDT | Matthew Daly
    Facing a court-ordered deadline, the Obama administration is preparing to finalize stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfills a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama, but sets up a fresh confrontation with Republicans already angry about the administrations plans to curb carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants and to regulate small streams and wetlands. Business groups panned the Environmental Protection Agencys proposed ozone rules as unnecessary when they were announced last fall, calling them the costliest regulation in history and warning they could jeopardize a resurgence in American manufacturing. But EPA...
  • Boehner says he'll get lots done in last month as speaker

    09/28/2015 5:29:50 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 51 replies ^ | Sep 28, 7:44 AM (ET) | By LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) Speaker John Boehner says he's determined to clean up some of the mess of a politically gridlocked Congress in his final month before his successor takes over. The Ohio Republican says a spending bill to keep the government running will pass and there will be no shutdown when money runs out at midnight Wednesday. Beyond that, he said on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday he expects "I might have a little more cooperation from some around town to try to get as much finished as possible." "I don't want to leave my successor a dirty barn," he...
  • Elizabeth Warren just gave the speech that Black Lives Matter activists have been waiting for

    09/28/2015 6:02:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    WAPO ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 | Wesley Lowery
    In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for broad policing reform including de-escalation training and body cameras for all police officers and likened the current Black Lives Matter movement to the civil rights movement that won black Americans the right to vote in the 1960s. "None of us can ignore what is happening in this country. Not when our black friends, family, neighbors literally fear dying in the streets." Warren said. "This is the reality all of us must confront, as uncomfortable and ugly as that reality may be. It comes to us...
  • John Boehner vs. the 'crazies': Should GOP just let tea party win?

    09/27/2015 9:22:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 27, 2015 | Mark Sappenfield, Staff writer
    John Boehner is leaving as speaker because he can't control the tea party. Should the whole GOP give in? It has happened before. The Republican Party is barreling head-first toward a worst-case scenario or is that a best-case scenario? The tea party wing of the party has essentially toppled House Speaker John Boehner. His replacement will almost certainly need the tea party's stamp of approval. Meanwhile, the Republican presidential campaign continues to confound the establishment. Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Ted Cruz together have more support than all other Republican candidates combined, according to polls....
  • Jeremy Corbyns top team encouraged street riots

    09/27/2015 2:25:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:27PM BST 26 Sep 2015 | Andrew Gilligan
    Key members of Jeremy Corbyns team have actively supported insurrection and rioting against the police, a Telegraph investigation has found. John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, Andrew Fisher, Mr. Corbyns new political adviser, and John Ross, a close ally and economic expert, have all condoned or justified violence. A trawl by this newspaper of archives, reports and internet postings shows how Mr. Corbyns inner circle has frequently supported civil unrest and even praised violent demonstratorsincluding in one case a hooligan jailed for hurling a fire extinguisher at police from the top of a building.
  • 2 Catholic Bishops: Biden Not to Speak at Catholic Schools; Should Not Receive Communion

    09/25/2015 10:17:25 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies ^ | September 24, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Although Vice President Joe Biden says he is a practicing Catholic and believes that life begins at conception -- but he would not say that to people who have a different view -- his former bishop forbade Biden from speaking at Catholic schools, and the bishop for Colorado Springs has said Biden should not present himself for Communion at Mass. Also, in a document cited by the Wilmington, Del., office of Bidens former bishop Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli, who died in 2009 it states that Catholic politicians who take pro-abortion legislative positions should never be put forward...
  • We Lost Our Daughter to a Mass Shooter and Now Owe $203,000 to His Ammo Dealer

    09/26/2015 9:34:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 128 replies ^ | 9/25/2015 | Lonnie and Sandy Phillips
    We have been getting a lot of questions about our lawsuit against Lucky Gunner, the online company that sold ammunition to the man who murdered our daughter Jessica along with 11 others in an Aurora, Colorado, theater. Especially after the Rachel Maddow Show covered us twice, people ask us about the judge's order that we pay Lucky Gunner's attorneys' fees, since our lawsuit was unsuccessful. We brought our lawsuit because we thought it was outrageous that companies could sell a dangerous man an arsenal without getting any information about him, and without making any effort to see if he was...
  • Rep. King: This is a victory for the crazies (Peter King on Boehner resignation)

    09/25/2015 9:22:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2015, 11:47 am | Bradford Richardson
    Speaker John Boehners (R-Ohio) decision to resign from Congress at the end of October is a victory for the crazies, Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said Friday. Im disappointed. This is a victory for the crazies, King told Newsday. You cant appease these people. King said Boehner was resigning to avoid putting the party through tumult amid challenges to his leadership and an impending government shutdown. The Long Island Republican also told Reuters that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is the leading contender to replace Boehner as Speaker.
  • Arizona sheriff faces new round of contempt hearings (Arpaio)

    09/24/2015 7:22:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 24, 2015 8:45 PM EDT | Jacques Billeaud
    A new round of contempt-of-court hearings began Thursday in Phoenix against the sheriff in the nations sixth-largest city over his defiance of a judges order to stop carrying out his signature immigration patrols. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose immigration crackdowns turned him into a national political figure, listened intently as his second-in-command testified about emails involving the agencys violation of a key court order in the racial profiling case. The order demanding the office stop the patrols was ignored for 18 months. Arpaio could face fines as a result of the hearings and could later be called into criminal...
  • [UK] Labours Vegan Farming Spokesman: Treat Meat Eaters Like Smokers, Meat Like Tobacco

    09/24/2015 11:20:31 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 34 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 24 Sep 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Labours vegan farming spokesman believes meat should be treated like tobacco with a public health campaign to stop it being eaten. Kerry McCarthy MP was recently named the Labour Partys Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Jeremy Corbyns appointment of a vegan farming spokesman was always going to be controversial. Not only is McCarthys 20 year-long vegan lifestyle choice in potential conflict with a large section of Britains agricultural economy, she is a Vice President of the League Against Cruel Sports which seeks to ban countryside pursuits favoured by many farming communities.
  • Mitch McConnell Has Funded the Abortion Industry For Years

    09/23/2015 5:44:22 PM PDT · by GraceG · 23 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | Senate Conservatives Fund
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wants you to think he opposes the effort to defund Planned Parenthood in the continuing resolution (CR) because it could cause a government shutdown. He also wants you to think it's because he doesn't have 60 votes in the Senate when in fact it only takes 41 votes to filibuster funding for the organization. But the real reason he won't fight is that he doesn't really care about stopping funding for Planned Parenthood, and he never has. Here are the facts that he doesn't want you to know: (1) In 1992, McConnell voted to...