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  • Rubio: US has 'long' and 'painful' history of discrimination

    07/31/2015 7:37:08 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 54 replies
    AP ^ | July 27 2015 | Bill Barrow
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The United States must acknowledge a "painful, complicated" history of racial discrimination that still affects many minorities, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio said Monday between campaign speeches in South Carolina. Rubio told reporters that "decades and decades of discriminatory practices" have yielded a lack of economic opportunity for many minorities and sour relationships between law enforcement and minority communities, particularly African-Americans. "It's important for us to confront these issues because we can't fulfill our promise as a nation if we have a significant percentage of the population feeling as if the American dream is out of...
  • Confederate flags placed at Martin Luther King’s church

    07/31/2015 7:26:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2015 4:26 AM EDT | Kate Brumback
    Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church, but it wasn’t clear whether they had committed a crime. Atlanta police Chief George Turner said Thursday his officers were working with federal authorities and hadn’t determined what, if any, charges might be sought. Turner said they had not ruled out a hate crime, though Georgia has no state hate crimes law. An officer from the Atlanta FBI’s joint terrorism task force was on the scene “to better determine if any specific threats were received” and to...
  • University removes ‘bias-free language guide’ from website

    07/30/2015 4:36:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2015 4:45 PM EDT | Holy Ramer
    The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a “bias-free language guide” that warned against using the word “American” because it fails to recognize South America. The guide was developed in 2013 by several advocacy groups whose members are appointed by the university president. It was mentioned in an annual report submitted by at least one of those groups in 2014, but the university said administrators did not know about it until this week, when it was criticized in the media. […] It suggested replacements for common terms, such as “person of material wealth” instead of rich and...
  • GOP Leader: ‘This Is 2nd Most Effective Republican-Majority Congress in Modern History” (McCarthy)

    07/29/2015 5:39:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 11:40 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “As we finish up the first seven months of this New American Congress, the statistics are in: This Congress is more accountable, more open, more productive and more effective,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told a news conference on Wednesday. He called it the “second most effective Republican-majority Congress in modern history,” and he used numbers to make his point. McCarthy said he judges accountability by the work that’s been done in committee: “The 30-year average is 7.4 percent of the bills get out of committee; this Congress is at 10.1,” he said. …
  • Getting ugly: Why the Trump spousal ‘rape’ story was unfit to print

    07/29/2015 3:57:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Howard Kurtz
    “On one occasion during 1989, Mr. Trump and I had marital relations in which he behaved very differently toward me than he had during our marriage. As a woman, I felt violated, as the love and tenderness, which he normally exhibited towards me, was absent. I referred to this as a ‘rape,’ but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.” What a scoop, huh? Now it would be one thing if Ivana was making this allegation today. Instead, the first Mrs. Trump issued this statement to CNN yesterday: “The story is totally...
  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    07/28/2015 5:48:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2015 8:07 PM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is ticking up. The price increases remain modest. And in many cases, they’re canceled out by price declines for other items that are keeping overall inflation historically low. Yet the stepped-up price tags for a range of consumer items are the largest since the Great Recession ended six years ago. They actually reflect a...
  • The Top ten lies of the national Socialist LEFT [Lies 10 –7]

    07/28/2015 3:39:28 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 7 replies
    7/28/2015
    In part one we endeavored to introduce the subject matter of studying the national socialist left’s biggest Lies: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3311356/posts This part will be some of the national Socialist Left’s miscellaneous lies, part II will be gun grabber lies and part IV will be Lies that go directly to the heart of who and what of the national Socialist LEFT Now without any further ado we present the national Socialist left’s biggest lies 10 – 7: 10. You have a right to ______________ [healthcare, to be ‘safe’ from gun violence, etc.] 9. The Obama economy is up and the unemployment rate...
  • Lawmakers to Kerry: Yank Visas for Diplomats’ Spouses from Countries that Don’t Allow Gay Spouses

    07/28/2015 7:04:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    One hundred and twenty-five members of Congress asked Secretary of State John Kerry in a letter Monday to deny visas to diplomats’ spouses if the envoys come from a country that doesn’t recognize same-sex spouses of State Department personnel. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) led the letter, which got one GOP signature — Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who has a transgender son. The lawmakers argued that countries not granting accreditation to same-sex spouses of American foreign service...
  • The Depravity of Our Left Side

    07/24/2015 6:08:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Want to eat genetically modified food? Expect a number of voices from the American left to tell you to avoid it. They claim it causes all sorts of maladies. To be sure, there are some voices on the right who say the same. But mostly it is socially engineering leftists who think it should be avoided. The left is OK denying Africans of corn bred to survive drought. Better the Africans die than eat corn bred to survive heat and lack of rain. For that matter, the left would also prefer Africans die of malaria than spray DDT. It is...
  • Some ‘sanctuary cities’ fear lawsuits

    07/24/2015 12:23:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2015 3:04 AM EDT | Amy Taxin
    The term “sanctuary city” has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities. The reality behind the phrase is that while some cities actively thumb their noses at federal immigration policies, many refuse to enforce them not because of any moral obligation to immigrants; they fear lawsuits. Since the fatal shooting of Kathryn Steinle on a San Francisco pier allegedly by an immigrant who was released from jail even though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sought to deport him for...
  • AFL-CIO Controlled Union Intervenes, Cancels Trump’s Border Tour Planned by Local Agents

    07/22/2015 9:34:12 PM PDT · by Will88 · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    Donald Trump’s planned tour of the Laredo Sector of the Texas -Mexico border has been canceled by the national AFL-CIO-controlled union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC).
  • Trump to Anderson Cooper During Interview: "The People Don't Trust You And The Media"

    07/22/2015 8:27:14 PM PDT · by GilGil · 155 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/22/2015 | staff
    In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that was broadcasted tonight Republican candidate for president Donald Trump berated the reporter for continuing to address polls that shed him in a negative light instead of polls showing his upper-tier status. "I am leading across the board," Trump said in the interview. "And then you hit me with this poll that I didn't see before, where oh, gee, it's not even that kind of a poll. All i know is I have a very big group of support. And I think one of the reasons." "Let me tell you. The people don't...
  • Liberals have won a series of victories on social issues. Most Americans aren’t thrilled about it.

    07/22/2015 10:42:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Washington Post—The Fix ^ | July 22, 2015 at 7:00 AM | Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement
    Liberals have won a string of victories on gay marriage and health care reform this year, but a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds a large majority of Americans are unhappy with where the nation is headed on social issues. Sixty-three percent of people say they are uncomfortable with the country’s overall direction on social issues these days; four in ten feel “strongly” uncomfortable about the nation’s changes. The downbeat results in the aftermath of a series of landmark Supreme Court rulings earlier this summer runs parallel to how people see the nation’s overall direction—65 percent say it’s on the...
  • Costs from regulations pile up, hurt small business profits

    07/22/2015 6:01:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    WTOP.com/AP ^ | 07/22/2015 | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s getting more expensive to be an employer and small business owners say that’s making it harder for them to make money.The health care law, minimum wage increases and paid sick leave laws in some states and cities are increasing costs. Small companies also face the prospect of higher overtime expenses under a proposed federal regulation.“We’re going beyond the point where we can comfortably operate a functioning business and meet the requirements of these laws,” says Diana Lamon, who owns a Los Angeles restaurant, Poppy & Rose and a food truck, Peaches’ Smokehouse and Southern Kitchen,...
  • De Blasio Flies to Vatican to Deliver Environmentalism Speech

    07/22/2015 9:32:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | William Bigelow
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, late as usual, arrived in Rome Tuesday morning to pontificate at the Vatican about the dangers of climate change. Delayed by fog that forced his plane to land in Milan, de Blasio arrived 80 minutes after his allotted time to speak at the gathering of mayors invited by the Vatican. Once he was given time to speak, though, he waxed eloquent about “powerful corporate interests,” adding, “Is it not the definition of insanity to propagate corporate policies and consumer habits that hasten the destruction of the earth?”
  • State board grants provisional charter for NY Climate Museum

    07/20/2015 11:45:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 9:56 PM EDT | Jim Fitzgerald
    The plan for a museum in the city that would focus on climate and climate change, with exhibits that could relate to health, social justice and rain-delayed baseball games, moved a step forward Monday, officials said. The state Board of Regents, meeting in Albany, approved a five-year provisional charter for the museum, Regents spokesman Tom Dunn said. The vote means “there is absolutely going to be a museum,” said Miranda Massie, executive director of the Climate Museum Launch Project. She said the museum is now “empowered to hold collections in trust for the public.” Supporters say it would be the...
  • Cis Drag Queens Banned from Pride Event Because They Might Offend Trans People

    07/20/2015 6:00:11 PM PDT · by keats5 · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/20/15 | KATHERINE TIMPF Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421402/drag-queens-banned-scot
    Maybe complete and total inclusivity isn’t as easy as it sounds. The organizers of Free Pride Glasgow in Scotland have hit a snag in their mission to plan a totally inclusive event: Some activists think drag queens are offensive to transgender people, others think banning drag queens is offensive to transgender drag queens, and still others think allowing only transgender drag queens is offensive to cisgender drag queens. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421402/drag-queens-banned-scotland-pride
  • Exit of Anti-Defamation League head marks shift for US Jews

    07/20/2015 1:05:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 18, 2015 11:43 AM EDT | Rachel Zoll
    Over 28 years as head of the Anti-Defamation League, Abe Foxman emerged as a forceful torchbearer for American Jews. He counseled presidents and diplomats, CEOs and celebrities. He took on prominent figures over anti-Semitic remarks or representations—actor Mel Gibson among them—and accepted any ensuing apologies on behalf of an entire community. No other U.S. Jewish leader has wielded as much influence with policymakers, faith leaders and U.S. Jews. On Monday, Foxman retires as national director, a major moment of transition in American Jewish life that raises questions about the future of the organization known as the ADL. […] The ADL...
  • Facebook Redraws Israel’s Borders

    07/19/2015 4:43:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 7/19/2015, 4:41 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Facebook not only considers Jewish areas of Judea and Samaria (Shomron), but also parts of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, as outside of Israel, according to exposé published Sunday. The social network updated its advertising system recently allowing editors of popular pages the chance to gear their posts toward a specific geographical location. […] Channel 2 tested the new system to aim posts in eastern neighborhoods of Jerusalem, for example, and saw that the rest of the State of Israel became automatically “greyed out.” The same happened during any attempt to aim posts toward areas over 1949 Armistice lines or...
  • Shooter's family says he suffered from depression

    07/19/2015 8:31:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 107 replies
    AP ^ | July 19, 2015 | JAY REEVES, MICHAEL BIESECKER and KATHLEEN FOODY
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The family of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga said in a statement that their son suffered from depression and was not the person they knew. "There are no words to describe our shock, horror, and grief," said the statement, provided Saturday to the Associated Press by a lawyer representing the family of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. "The person who committed this horrible crime was not the son we knew and loved. For many years, our son suffered from depression. It grieves us beyond belief to know that his pain found its...
  • BBC’s gravy train…1st class all the way: ‘Feckless’ Corporation is pleading poverty in face of…

    07/18/2015 9:36:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:31 EST, 18 July 2015 | Chris Hastings and Peter Henn
    A damning catalog of multi-million-pound waste within the BBC is exposed for the first time today by The Mail on Sunday. Documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws reveal a climate of “feckless” excess and extravagance—including millions spent on first class travel. The figures expose a revolving door culture in which staff are given large redundancy payments and then rehired at exorbitant rates, as well as overpayments leading to vast sums of license fee payers’ money being wasted. […] The news of BBC excess comes at a time when the beleaguered Corporation is facing the prospect of root and branch...
  • Export-Import Bank could be revived via highway funding bill

    07/18/2015 5:06:59 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    LA TImes ^ | 7-17-15 | Jim Puzzanghera
    ouse Republican leaders succeeded last month in their quest to shut down a federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their goods overseas, but a majority in Congress may soon have the last word.. A path to reviving the Export-Import Bank has emerged in Congress, and the agency, which has the strong backing of business groups, could be providing assistance again within weeks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would allow bank advocates to include a five-year reauthorization of the agency on a highway funding bill that must pass by the end of the month. And there's enough...
  • Dem Bill Removing ‘Husband,’ ‘Wife’ from Federal Law Draws Ire of Faith Leaders

    07/17/2015 12:30:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 17, 2015 | 11:41 AM EDT | Penny Starr
    Last week, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) introduced a bill that would remove the words “husband” and “wife” from the language used in federal law—a move that had drawn ire from faith leaders and family advocacy groups that see this legislation as expected fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. “It is as if a collective madness has settled over our nation's elite and they are trying hard to bring everyone under the same cloud of confusion,” Bishop E.W. Jackson, president of STAND (Staying True to America’s National Destiny), told...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Minorities, young Americans still backing Obama

    07/17/2015 11:27:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2015 9:11 AM EDT | Josh Lederman and Emily Swanson
    Even as the public remains closely divided about his presidency, Barack Obama is holding on to his support from the so-called “Obama coalition” of minorities, liberals and young Americans, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows, creating an incentive for the next Democratic presidential nominee to stick with him and his policies.Hillary Rodham Clinton, by comparison, is viewed somewhat less favorably by the key voting groups whose record-setting turnout in 2008 propelled Obama to the White House and will be crucial to her own success. Roughly two-thirds of Hispanics view Obama favorably, compared to just over half of Hispanics who say the...
  • GOP sees Iran nuke deal as chance to cultivate Jewish voters

    07/17/2015 10:58:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2015 12:36 PM EDT | Sergio Bustos and Ken Thomas
    Seizing on Israeli opposition to President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, Republicans are working to cultivate Jewish voters, reasoning that a small shift in the margins could help them in battleground states like Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Democrats dismiss the effort as demagoguery from the right, saying that most Jewish voters will remain loyal to the left. The front-runner for their party’s presidential nomination, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is among those supporting the agreement. […] The Republican Jewish Coalition’s Mark McNulty said the agreement to restrict Iranian nuclear development in exchange for sanctions relief is “the...
  • Kansas City approves minimum wage rise to $13 by 2020

    07/16/2015 10:57:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2015 9:53 PM EDT | Heather Hollingsworth
    Kansas City’s minimum wage will rise to $13 an hour over about four and a half years under an ordinance that council members approved Thursday, although there are questions whether it could withstand a legal challenge. The ordinance, which makes the city the only one in Missouri to approve a wage higher than the state’s current $7.65 minimum, had the backing of low-wage workers, who burst into applause after council members and Major Sly James voted to approve it. The measure would apply to Kansas City, Missouri and not its sister city in Kansas. […] But business groups are questioning...
  • Americans Don't Have the Right to Bear Just Any Arms

    07/16/2015 7:47:15 AM PDT · by pabianice · 80 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/16/15 | Eichenwald
    ...Unfortunately, the NRA has been working for years to make sure lunatics and felons can obtain guns as easily as possible... Then the NRA worked to weaken old rules barring the mentally ill from owning guns. In the past, because of concerns that an unbalanced person could relapse after treatment, the rules provided that anyone prohibited from having a gun for psychological reasons was banned forever. No more: Now a person committed to a mental hospital can, after getting out, petition a court for his guns. And by lobbying state legislatures, the NRA made sure psychiatric experts play a puny...
  • Disaster: Today's Warrior Purge in the U.S. military

    07/16/2015 5:14:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2015 | Robert K. Wilcox
    “Where do we find such men?” That memorable line comes from James Mitchner’s Korean War novel, The Bridges of Toko-Ri. It refers to intrepid aviators lifting from a carrier, flying into untold danger. They know they may not return. They launch anyway. In boldness unfathomable to many, they willingly, artfully fly into peril. They are warriors, men of rare talent, intellect, and courage – a combination essential for victory. Needed warriors are now being purged from the U.S. military. If America went to war right now with China or Russia, we could lose because of these purges. We’re losing...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Clinton’s standing falls among Democrats

    07/16/2015 1:11:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2015 3:47 AM EDT | Lisa Lerer and Emily Swanson
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s standing is falling among Democrats, and voters view her as less decisive and inspiring than when she launched her presidential campaign just three months ago, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The survey offers a series of warning signs for the leading Democratic candidate. Most troubling, perhaps, for her prospects are questions about her compassion for average Americans, a quality that fueled President Barack Obama’s two White House victories. Just 39 percent of all Americans have a favorable view of Clinton, compared to nearly half who say they have a negative opinion of her. That’s an...
  • Obama will go to prison for a fairer justice system

    07/16/2015 1:03:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2015 3:49 AM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama’s push for a fairer justice system is literally sending him to prison. As part of a week-long focus on inequities in the criminal justice system, Obama will meet separately Thursday with law enforcement officials and nonviolent drug offenders who are paying their debt to society at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison for male offenders near Oklahoma City. He’ll be the first sitting president to see the inside of a federal prison, the White House said. […] The goal is usually to keep people with criminal histories far away from a president, not to...
  • NAACP wants Confederate flag removed from AL troopers' cruisers

    07/14/2015 4:41:45 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 52 replies
    http://www.waff.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Tiani Jones
    HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - It's not hard to find a Confederate flag flying in Alabama, but it may surprise you some of the places you'll find it. The next time you see an Alabama State Trooper, take a close look at their cruisers and a patch they wear on their uniform. You can find a Confederate flag on every trooper vehicle. You'll also find the flag on a patch that every uniformed Trooper wears. The Huntsville chapter of the NAACP says it time for it to go, and they plan on taking their fight to Montgomery. An NAACP spokesperson said...
  • Families of the Undocumented Irish in America battle for immigration reform

    07/14/2015 4:37:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 14, 2015 01:04 AM | Jane Walsh
    A new group has been established in Ireland to campaign on behalf of the undocumented Irish in America. The group, called The Families of the Undocumented Irish in America, will be chaired by Bundoran man Michael McMahon. Speaking after the launch, Mr. McMahon said: “For far too long, successive Irish governments have sat on their hands and failed to support their citizens living in America. The current American administration has exhausted all avenues to introduce comprehensive immigration reform at this stage, but I am hopeful that the issue will resurface during and after the coming Presidential election campaign. However, there...
  • How liberalism became an intolerant dogma

    07/14/2015 4:12:57 PM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | 07-11-2015 | Damon Linker
    At the risk of sounding like Paul Krugman — who returns to a handful of cherished topics over and over again in his New York Times column — I want to revisit one of my hobby horses, which I most recently raised in my discussion of Hobby Lobby. My own cherished topic is this: Liberalism's decline from a political philosophy of pluralism into a rigidly intolerant dogma. The decline is especially pronounced on a range of issues wrapped up with religion and sex. For a time, electoral self-interest kept these intolerant tendencies in check, since the strongly liberal position on...
  • A new book, but an old conspiracy theory: Who really wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird"

    07/14/2015 1:32:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/03/2015
    <p>A second Harper Lee book is coming out and is likely to be a wild commercial success. But let's be honest…the success will be fueled, at least in part, by a conspiracy theory.</p> <p>People will buy the book to see if they can determine if it's truly Harper Lee who is the great writer, or Truman Capote instead.</p>
  • Want Him to Enforce Laws That Would've Kept Steinle Alive? Gov Brown Thinks You’re a ‘Troglodyte’

    07/13/2015 9:42:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PJ Media's Works and Days ^ | July 13, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Let's examine the issues rationally, and see who actually understood the Age of Reason.Last March, California Governor Jerry Brown declared that those who wished existing federal immigration law to be enforced — in the manner that would have saved the late Kate Steinle from a five-times deported, seven-times released felon illegal alien – were: [A]t best … troglodyte, and at worst … un-Christian. In California, if one assumes that the law as written should be followed, one is dubbed either a cave-dweller or an apostate. Meanwhile, sophisticated non-troglodytes in San Francisco have a sheriff — with a criminal record of...
  • Plaintiffs In Chicago-Area Lawsuit Assert A “Civil Right” To Force Suburbs To Enact Gun Control Laws

    07/13/2015 7:57:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13, 2015 | NRA ILA
    We at the NRA have seen a lot of strange legal theories asserted by gun control advocates over the years, but a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by a group of Chicagoans still managed to distinguish itself in this dubious tradition by asserting that the plaintiffs have a “civil right” to specific forms of gun control. The basis of the lawsuit is a May 27, 2014 “study” published by the City of Chicago entitled, “Tracing the Guns: The Impact of Illegal Guns on Violence in Chicago.”The report finds that a disproportionate number of guns recovered from crime scenes in Chicago from 2009...
  • Starbucks reveals location of Ferguson store (Looting n' Lattes)

    07/13/2015 3:06:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies
    Starbucks is planning to build a restaurant with a drive-thru at 10776 West Florissant Ave. in Ferguson.
  • Rhode Island’s Chafee largely funding his own 2016 bid

    07/13/2015 2:15:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2015 1:26 PM EDT | Jennifer McDermott
    Donors have given just $30,000 to Lincoln Chafee’s Democratic run for president, leading him to acknowledge that Democratic competitor Bernie Sanders is filling the role he hoped to play in the 2016 contest. Chafee lent his campaign $364,000, according to federal campaign finance filings. The former Rhode Island governor trails by a wide margin in fundraising. The campaign for Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton said it raised $45 million since mid-April, while Sanders, a Vermont senator, has raised $15 million since he joined the race in late April. “I always thought that there was fundraising potential for an honest progressive...
  • Atheists Attack “Big Mountain Jesus” Memorial to Fallen American WWII Soldiers

    07/13/2015 1:11:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 7/13/15 | Joseph Pronechen
    In Whitefish, Montana, the spectacular view from anywhere on Big Mountain up to its summit over 6,800 feet overlooks placid Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, and the Valley below, while its slopes have attracted skiers for decades. Near Glacier National Park, this hardly seems a place where a battle goes on over a statue called “Big Mountain Jesus.” The statue has stood on a tiny 25-foot-by-25-foot piece of leased land high up on the mountain for over 60 years as a memorial honoring soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division who lost their lives fighting...
  • Gallup: Record 58% of Americans Would Vote to Elect an Atheist President

    06/25/2015 11:00:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 25, 2015 | 10:42 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In a nation that based its Declaration of Independence on the principle that all men “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” a record 58 percent now say they would vote to elect “a generally well-qualified” atheist as president if their political party nominated such a person. In a poll conducted June 2-7, Gallup asked 771 adults living in the United States this question: “Between now and the 2016 political conventions, there will be discussion about the qualifications of presidential candidates—their education, age, religion, race, and so on. If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president...
  • The Top ten lies of the national Socialist LEFT (a four part series)

    07/13/2015 1:05:43 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 20 replies
    7/13/2015
    The left’s Socialist national scheme at it’s most basic level is predicated on the LIE that one can get ‘something for nothing’ for the mere pittance of sacrificing human dignity and freedom. This actuality should inform everyone that the left’s entire edifice if but a shell of Lies, deceptions, false narratives, false accusations and myths. The task of even attempting to quantify and catalog all of these interlocking lies is a daunting task. But in order to understand the enemy we face this is a task we all must endeavor to undertake. (Oh, did I refer to the left the...
  • Claim of UK’s ‘Hottest Day on Record’ Demolished By The Facts

    07/12/2015 6:56:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 12 Jul 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Early July saw Britain basking in a brief heatwave, with air temperatures across much of south and east England hitting the mid 30s centigrade. On July 1, the Met Office announced that the UK had recorded the hottest July day on record, with temperatures hitting 36.7° centigrade at Heathrow airport. The claim was widely repeated in the media—the BBC’s headline read “Hottest July day ever recorded in UK”, while The Guardian opted for a live blog under the headline “Heatwave live: Britain swelters on hottest July day on record”. But eagle-eyed climate bloggers immediately spotted a problem with the so-called...
  • Aussie PM Tony Abbott Cancels All Government Wind Farm Subsidies

    07/12/2015 8:57:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/12/2015 | Simon Kent
    Australia has slammed the door shut on any new government-funded investment in renewable energy schemes as Prime Minister Tony Abbott extends his “war on wind power”. In doing so Mr Abbott has sent a clear message to the mendicant green renewable energy sector that there will be no more cheap state-supplied financing for its projects.
  • Nikki Haley Lectures Donald Trump: “It’s Not Ok” To Speak About Illegal Immigration Like You Do

    07/12/2015 6:24:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 122 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 07/12/2015 | Spit Stixx
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  • Group calls for removal of Confederate monument in Seattle

    07/12/2015 6:27:59 PM PDT · by llevrok · 52 replies
    SEATTLE - A Confederate monument in Capitol Hill's Lake View Cemetery is in the spotlight as a local group calls for its removal. For more than a century, Lake View Cemetery has been the final resting place for many of Seattle's pioneers. Only a short walk from one of the cemetery's most visited grave sites - that of Bruce Lee - a 14-foot granite monument memorializes Washington state's Confederate veterans and their families. "Just because it's a military memorial doesn't justify it," Charlette LaFevere says. "It's offensive." LeFevere is part of a small group calling on Seattle City leaders to...
  • Bill Clinton Tells Jeb Bush, “This Trump Thing Will Be Taken Care Of.”

    07/11/2015 3:07:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 128 replies
    dcwhispers.com ^ | july 11, 2015
    Initially during Mr. Trump’s rise in the polls the Bush team was dismissive, declaring it a momentary blip. As days turned to weeks though, and Trump supporters appear to be multiplying at a pace that even has people associated with the Trump campaign surprised, the Bush 2016 operation is now openly declaring it wants help with the what is being called, “The Trump problem.” The call for help has even been issued to Jeb Bush’s seeming Democratic rival – Team Clinton. Apparently Bush operatives believe that between the two political dynasties and their many supporters among the Mainstream Media and...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Federal Confederate Flag Ban ‘Is About Our Morals’

    07/11/2015 8:42:32 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2015 | by AWR Hawkins
    During a July 9 discussion on a spending bill, Democrat members of the House—led by House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)—began pushing a vote to ban all "Confederate symbols from the Capitol." This was a continuation of a push that began Tuesday, wherein Democrats sought to ban Confederate flags from all federal cemeteries. On Thursday, Pelosi supported such bans as necessary, saying it "is about our morals." According to Politico, on Tuesday, Democrats not only pushed to ban the flag from federal cemeteries, but also “to stop the U.S. Park Service from doing business with enterprises that sell the...
  • First Lady to Indian Youth: We’re Finally Embracing ‘Wisdom of Your Ancestors’ on Climate Change

    07/10/2015 10:36:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 9, 2015 | 5:15 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    First Lady Michelle Obama said on Thursday at a tribal youth gathering at the White House that the United States is “finally” embracing the wisdom of Native Americans on conservation and climate change, and claimed that America’s founders modeled the U.S. government partly on the “Iroquois Confederacy.” “Today, on issues like conservation and climate change, we are finally beginning to embrace the wisdom of your ancestors,” Mrs. Obama said at the event where youth from 230 tribes from 42 states participated. “Now, long before the United States was even an idea, your ancestors were harvesting the crops that would feed...
  • Mark Levin: 'We’ve Had a Silent Coup in This Country'

    07/10/2015 7:43:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    cnsnews ^ | July 9, 2015 | Emily Richards
    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin said that “we’ve had a silent coup in this country” with the Obama administration taking over healthcare, targeting the suburbs, and nationalizing the local police. “His government doesn’t have the authority to do any of these things, but he does it,” Levin said on his July 8 broadcast. “Well, if that’s not martial law, what the hell is? We’ve had a silent coup in this country.”Here is a transcript of what Levin said: “So, Obama’s pushing the ‘browning of America,’ not my phrase, theirs, ‘with open amnesty.’ Even if it means murderers,...
  • Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner as city's homicide rate spikes

    07/08/2015 1:33:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she has fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, 2 1/2 months after the city broke out into riots following the death of a man who was injured in police custody. Rawlings-Blake announced her decision in a three-paragraph news release that also noted she has named Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis as interim commissioner. The mayor scheduled a news conference with Davis for later Wednesday afternoon. Rawlings did not give a reason, but the move comes amid a spike in the city's homicide rate. Baltimore was rocked with civil unrest in late...