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  • Flash Mob Robbery Caught On Video In Roslindale Store

    07/26/2016 10:12:25 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 51 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 07/26/2016 | Unattributed
    Flash mobs are usually fun, especially for those who don’t see it coming. Unfortunately for Gloria Mantas, she became the victim of a flash mob robbery over the weekend. Mantas was working at her convenience store gas station on Washington Street early Sunday morning when about 25 teenagers suddenly came in at once just after midnight. They started grabbing drinks, candy, ice cream and anything they could get their hands on. Then, in less than a minute, they all left at once – without paying for anything.
  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/23/2016 4:16:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 100 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 07-21-2016 | Rod Dreher
    The Very Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, lesbian cleric and then president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School, delivers 2009 'abortion is a blessing' address (National Organization for Women/Flickr) Via the Episcopal News Service, a press release revealing that the ultramegaliberal Episcopal Divinity School is winding things down: Episcopal Divinity School will cease to grant degrees at the end of the upcoming academic year, the seminary’s board of trustees decided July 21 on a 11-4 vote. During the next year, the board will explore options for EDS’s future, some of which were suggested by a specially convened Futures Task Force to...
  • Portland researchers are trying to rebuild Massachusetts’ loon population

    07/24/2016 12:10:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    “All we need to do is establish one pair,” Evers said. “Once that one pair is established and once that pair produces young, and those young come back, and they start to establish territories, then you’ve got some brooding that can start from that little seed.” However, common loons can be slow to recover because they don’t breed until they are several years old. “Loons depend on high-quality habitat without certain types of disturbance,” said Danielle D’Auria, a wildlife biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
  • Did Healey’s gun ban backfire? (2,251 Armalite Rifles's sold in one day)

    07/23/2016 3:49:01 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    NATICK — Massachusetts gun dealers sold more than 2,000 military-style rifles Wednesday — nearly one-quarter of the total sold last year — after Attorney General Maura Healey moved to bar semiautomatic rifles that have been altered slightly to evade the state’s assault weapons ban. The 2,251 assault rifles snapped up in a gun-buying frenzy represented a remarkable uptick from the 132 sold Tuesday and the 51 sold Monday, before Healey announced her ban. The numbers were first reported by Commonwealth Magazine.
  • The loophole in the Mass. assault weapons ban (retroactive gun ban)

    "The Massachusetts assault weapons ban mirrors the federal ban Congress allowed to expire in 2004. It prohibits the sale of specific weapons like the Colt AR-15 and AK-47 and explicitly bans “copies or duplicates” of those weapons. But gun manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to define what a “copy” or “duplicate” weapon is. They market “state compliant” copycat versions of their assault weapons to Massachusetts buyers. They sell guns without a flash suppressor or folding or telescoping stock, for example, small tweaks that do nothing to limit the lethalness of the weapon. That will end now."
  • BREAKING: Massachusetts Attorney General Bans Sales of All New "Assault Weapons" As of Today

    07/20/2016 3:25:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Truth About Guns ^ | July 20, 2016 | Robert Farago
    After the usual "assault rifles" are "weapon of war" used by "mass murderers" anti-AR agitprop, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey dropped this bombshell at The Boston Globe. The Massachusetts assault weapons ban mirrors the federal ban Congress allowed to expire in 2004. It prohibits the sale of specific weapons like the Colt AR-15 and AK-47 and explicitly bans "copies or duplicates" of those weapons. But gun manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to define what a "copy" or "duplicate" weapon is. They market "state compliant" copycat versions of their assault weapons to Massachusetts buyers. They sell guns without a flash...
  • Man fatally shoots teen forcing his way into home, gets muder (sic) charge

    07/20/2016 8:10:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 19, 2016 | Jennifer Cruz
    A Massachusettes man was charged with murder after he shot and killed a 15-year-old boy who was trying to force his way inside the man’s Chicopee, Massachusetts, home Saturday afternoon. Jeffery Lovell, 42, called the police to report what he believed was a break-in in progress just before 1 p.m. According to reports from the Chicopee Police Department, three teens went to Lovell’s home and began banging on the front door repeatedly. Lovell said he attempted to communicate with the youths through the door, but was unsuccessful. As the banging continued, Lovell believed the teens were trying to break...
  • Boston cops warned to check their cars after officer's vehicle was tampered with...

    07/19/2016 8:05:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Boston police are being warned to check their cars before driving off after a cop's vehicle was tampered with. The officer, whose name is not being released, was driving away from the police department's District 1 station, in central Boston, yesterday when his rear wheel came off. He was not injured in the incident but when the cop took the car to the shop for repairs, a mechanic found the car had been tampered with. Someone had loosened or removed the lug nuts holding the wheel in place before he drove away....
  • You Shouldn’t Be Surprised by Officer’s Response to Viral Photo of Young Boy Flipping Off Cop Car

    07/13/2016 1:26:49 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 44 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 7/13/16 | Jon Street
    “My reaction was outrage,” Sergeant John Delaney with the Springfield Police Department said. “Not as a police officer, but as a parent. The general public doesn’t understand. They see the badge. They see the blue uniform.” “They don’t see the person behind it,” Delaney told WFSB-TV. “We laugh. We cry. We bleed. We die.” But Delaney said the vulgar image won’t keep him from doing all he can to protect that same child. “I would go and rescue that little boy if he was drowning. If he was in a car accident, if he was choking on something — and...
  • City rips secret planting of Syrian 'refugees' (Groping at public pool brings issue to fore in MA)

    07/13/2016 10:45:24 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    WND ^ | 7/13/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The secrecy of the federal refugee-resettlement program has once again been highlighted by a local official who has seen the dark side of the program play out in living color. In Lowell, Massachusetts, a 13-year-old girl was twice groped at a public pool last week by a 22-year-old man freshly imported into the community from Syria as a “refugee.” -snip- Some of the cities receiving heavy numbers of Syrian refugees are the following: •Atlanta, Savannah and Stone Mountain, Georgia •Asheville, High Point, Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina •Columbia, South Carolina •Dearborn, Clinton Township, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Troy, Battle...
  • Suspect in East Boston murder held without bail (Massachusetts)

    07/12/2016 6:33:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 11, 2016 | Susan Zalkind
    Jose Hernandez,15, was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on Monday, charged with the stabbing and beating death of 18-year-old Blanca Lainez, whose body was found by construction workers on June 15. Hernandez, who did not appear in court, was denied bail. Assistant District Attorney John Verner said the break in the case came on June 30, when Hernandez was arrested for carrying a 9.75-inch knife. Detectives took his fingerprints, and found a match from a between his prints and a palm print found at the murder scene.
  • Powell partly faults Gates (He's back!!!)

    07/28/2009 5:31:20 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 25 replies · 772+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 28, 2009 06:35 PM | Foon Rhee
    General Colin Powell, one of the nation's most prominent African-American leaders, put some of the blame on Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. for the confrontation that has become a raging controversy. Asked in an interview airing on CNN's "Larry King Live" tonight whether Gates was wrong to confront Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley before being arrested in his own home, Powell replied, "I'm saying that Skip, perhaps in this instance, might have waited a while, come outside, talked to the officer, and that might have been the end of it. "I think he should have reflected on whether or...
  • Did White House plant Gates question?

    07/28/2009 4:55:29 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 16 replies · 1,333+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 26, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Although the reporter involved denies she coordinated with the White House, speculation abounds over the genesis of the press conference inquiry last week by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, whose question about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. prompted a national race scandal involving President Obama. Several blogs have picked up on unanswered questions surrounding the event and have speculated that the White House may have coordinated the question. "Sweet was prepped, planted and performed on cue," was the title of a piece on The Real Barack Obama blog. "Lynn Sweet has earned her bones as a...
  • Gore Vidal Writes About Gates Arrest; Lapses Into Incoherence

    07/29/2009 8:22:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies · 932+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 29, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps it is time to recall William Shatner to the Tonight Show in order to read alound, accompanied by bongos, leftwing novelist Gore Vidal's incoherent screed about the Henry Louis Gates arrest. Even Grampa Abe ranting aloud while spinning around on the church floor in "The Simpsons Movie" made more sense than Vidal. Perhaps it could be explained by one too many Ketel Ones but here is his seemingly endless essay from Truthdig which starts out from a far left position and then quickly plunges into utter incoherence: For those of us who had hoped that the Obama administration would...
  • 'Jungle monkey' e-mail jeopardizes Boston officer's job

    07/29/2009 9:03:39 PM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 52 replies · 1,762+ views
    CNN ^ | 07/29/09
    CNN) -- A Boston, Massachusetts, police officer who sent a mass e-mail in which he referred to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. as "banana-eating" and a "bumbling jungle monkey" has been placed on administrative leave and faces losing his job. Officer Justin Barrett, 36, who is also an active member of the National Guard, sent an e-mail to some fellow Guard members, as well as the Boston Globe, in which he vented his displeasure with a July 22 Globe column about Gates' controversial arrest. The columnist, Yvonne Abraham, supported Gates' actions, asking readers, "Would you stand for this kind...
  • Race-Based Student Government

    09/24/2009 8:21:28 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 721+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 24, 2009 | Alana Goodman
    Race-Based Student Government by: Alana Goodman, September 24, 2009 Racism is alive and well at the University of Massachusetts. And I’m not talking about the hysterical, trumped-up allegations of racism made by people like Henry Louis Gates and Jimmy Carter at the mere mention of legitimate criticism about Barack Obama’s policies. I mean clear-cut, systematic, institutionalized racism. Just look at our Student Government Association (SGA) By-Laws. As we prepare to swear in our elected representatives to the SGA Senate next week, UMass students should be aware that 13 percent of our SGA Senators will not have even competed in Tuesday’s...
  • Syrian refugee held in indecent assault on girl, 13 at Lowell pool.

    07/10/2016 4:11:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 68 replies
    Lowellsun.com ^ | July 10,2016 | Lisa Redmond
    LOWELL -- A 22-year-old Syrian refugee is behind bars after only two months in the United States after he was accused Thursday night of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl at a state-run swimming pool in Lowell. In Lowell District Court on Friday, Emad Hasso, of Lowell, was ordered held on $25,000 cash bail after pleading not guilty via an interpreter to one count of indecent assault and battery on someone under 16. Judge Stacy Fortes set the bail over the defense attorney's objections, because Hasso's only ties to this country are his family members with whom he lives.
  • All-girl Ghostbusters remake criticized for racial stereotyping after white leads play [tr]

    03/04/2016 7:00:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    t's the film fans have been waiting decades for. And today, the first trailer for the hotly-anticipated Ghostbusters re-boot was finally released. But while many praised the hilarious clip, showing Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones battling New York's supernatural nasties, some have complained that the film is falling back on racial stereotypes. That's because, while the white leads, McCarthy, Wiig and McKinnon, play brilliant engineers, professors and scientists, Jones' character is a simple NYC subway worker.
  • Busted Flat: All-Too-Normal Activity Dominates the 'Ghostbusters' Remake

    07/10/2016 7:45:19 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    ©2016 Village Voice, LLC. All rights reserved. ^ | SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016 AT 9 A.M. | BY MELISSA ANDERSON
    What I watched for the next two hours was mostly a tragic underutilizing of four of this country's funniest women — Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon as the evil-ectoplasm battlers of the title, fighting to save a New York that is played primarily by Boston — combined with what felt like the world's longest laser-tag game. the main performers rarely get to display their individual idiosyncratic strengths. It's particularly dispiriting to hear McCarthy, one of the most floridly gifted verbal riffers in comedy, have to utter frat-brah catchphrases like "Let's do this." That kind of lifeless,...
  • Clinton backers nix Israel 'occupation' add to Democratic platform

    07/10/2016 1:26:50 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday rejected a proposal to include a statement in the party's platform calling for Israel's "end to occupations and illegal settlements," CNN reported. ... While the committee voted against the addition 95-73, CNN reported that the move garnered the loudest negative response of the day from the audience. ... One crowd member was escorted out of the meeting after he stood up and yelled that the party had "sold out" to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee).
  • Sanders dealt trade defeat at Democrat platform meeting (Hillary Delegates Stop Anti-TPP)

    07/09/2016 1:38:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 9, 2016 | Jeff Weiner
    Bernie Sanders supporters lost a debate over international trade that divided Democrats during a meeting in Orlando on Saturday to draft their party platform. Sanders supporters had hoped the party's official position statement for 2016 would include language explicitly rejecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, while backers of Hillary Clinton, the presumptive nominee, argued for softer language. Both presidential candidates oppose the controversial trade agreement, but it was championed by President Barack Obama, leaving the party in an awkward position.
  • Worcester “Plus Sized” Model Says It’s Hilarious And Awesome..

    07/09/2016 10:34:15 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    ...That Five Dallas Cops Were Killed Because Of KarmaWe thought we’d wake up today and see people from both sides of the aisle coming together to condemn the killings of five innocent police officers in Dallas last night. Instead we got this:
  • Massachusetts’ Republican gov. signs transgender bathroom bill

    07/09/2016 5:39:18 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 64 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 8, 2016 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, July 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Republican governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, has signed a law that would allow members of one biological sex to use the showers, restrooms, and other private facilities of the opposite sex. The law, which goes into effect on October 1, adds the phrase “gender identity” to state anti-discrimination laws, placing sexual identity on par with immutable characteristics such as race and sex. It would require “any public accommodation...without limitation” to open formerly sex-segregated facilities to members of the opposite biological sex. In June, lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have barred sex...
  • Geneologist with the Cherokee Nation investigates Elizabeth Warren's family history

    07/08/2016 10:04:51 AM PDT · by briancraigshow · 106 replies
    Libsyn ^ | July 8th, 2016 | Brian Craig
    I interviewed a Genealogist from the Cherokee Indian Nation. She has investigated the entire family history of Elizabeth Warren and have found she is a complete fraud. It is clear she is not an Indian! Listen to the interview for the details
  • Conservatives: We Need To Fight And Win The Election We Have

    07/08/2016 9:19:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 46 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/8/2016 | George Rasley
    In the ideal world imagined by some of our friends, Hillary Clinton would have been indicted and knocked-out of the race for President and Donald Trump will be replaced at the Republican National Convention by an as yet unidentified perfect conservative candidate whom the voters will anoint as the next President of the United States. Of course none of this ever was, or is, going to happen, but some of our conservative friends can’t seem to stop wishing for the election they want, instead of concentrating on winning the election they have. However, despite this lack of ability to focus...
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2004/10/27207/#615wufvA5oZXKuWK.99
  • Farming Invented Twice In Middle East, Genomes Study Reveals

    06/22/2016 11:55:17 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Nature ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ewen Callaway
    Study of 44 ancient Middle Eastern genomes supports idea of independent farming revolutions in the Fertile Crescent. Two Middle Eastern populations independently developed farming and then spread the technology to Europe, Africa and Asia, according to the genomes of 44 people who lived thousands of years ago in present-day Armenia, Turkey, Israel, Jordan and Iran. ...the research supports archaeological evidence about the multiple origins of farming, and represents the first detailed look at the ancestry of the individuals behind one of the most important periods in human history — the Neolithic revolution. Some 11,000 years ago, humans living in the...
  • Where's Mitt Romney on Hillary being let off the hook by the FBI? Vanity

    07/06/2016 5:35:16 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 28 replies
    He hasn't updated his Twitter account in 2 days. He hasn't said anything about the Democrat's nominee getting away with this, but he's attacked Trump throughout this campaign. It's unfortunate that he was our candidate in a very winnable election. The Republican Establishment caused the Trump movement. https://twitter.com/MittRomney?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
  • John Kerry Admits ISIS Is a Bigger Threat Than Climate Change

    06/21/2016 11:45:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Climate change. We have more on that today. John Kerry, the former Vietnam War veteran who served in Vietnam, has come out and finally admitted that ISIS is a bigger threat than climate change. This... I know it's funny, but Kerry admits that all this time he and Obama and everybody in the Regime have been claiming that climate change represents the biggest threat. But now it's ISIS! Now, why change? Why do this? I mean, climate change and the Democrat Party are inseparable. And the Democrats are making it the number-one issue. There are reasons --...
  • Boston Globe Accidentally Reports That Raising the Minimum Wage Kills Jobs

    07/06/2016 5:19:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 6, 2016 | Tom Knighton
    Many Americans are campaigning for a raise in the minimum wage. Even more Americans are struggling just to find jobs at any wage.Yup -- those two news items are related.While trying to present a case for the Massachusetts state legislature to approve a program that provides summer jobs to teens at non-profits and government agencies, an editorial at the Boston Globe accidentally explained why artificially imposed minimum wages kill job opportunities.I don’t think the Globe even realized it, either: The program provides money for YouthWorks, which pays the wages of 4,400 low-income teens in eligible cities who work for nonprofits...
  • Clinton Adopts Key Piece of Sanders Student Debt Plan (Free college for most)

    07/06/2016 9:38:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 6, 2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Extending an olive branch to Bernie Sanders and his supporters, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday will announce a plan to make in-state public colleges and universities free for students from families who make less than $125,000 a year. Sanders made free in-state tuition a core plank of his campaign for the Democratic nomination, and Clinton and Sanders discussed the issue in their meeting last month, according to a Clinton aide. Clinton often mocked that plan from Sanders during the primary, saying she didn't want taxpayers to pay for Donald Trump's kids' education. Her plan includes an income cap Sanders' did not....
  • Sanders delegates shocked they need cash for DNC trip

    07/04/2016 10:51:46 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/4/2015 | Mary Kay Linge
    Some of Bernie Sanders’ 1,831 New York delegates can’t scrape up enough cash to attend this month’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia — so they’ve turned to crowdfunding websites to raise the cash. “The cost definitely was a surprise,” said Jessica Frisco, 23, a delegate from the Upper West Side. “People are freaking out.” Unlike the savvy operators who usually win slots as convention delegates, some from Sanders’ campaign say they had no idea they would have to spend up to $5,000 on travel expenses.
  • Sen. D’Amato Drops Bomb: Hillary Allowed Russia to Take Ownership of US Uranium to Sell to Iran

    07/05/2016 3:28:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/03/016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Senator Al D’Amato (R-NY) dropped a bomb on Sunday Morning Futures this AM. D’Amato told Maria Bartiromo that Hillary allowed Russia to take ownership of US uranium so they could sell it to Iran. Hillary made it possible for the Russians to take control of one of our huge uranium producers and allow them to own the company, export the uranium and who do they sell the uranium to? Iran! Now if people knew that and that the foundation as a result of that got $135 million. I think people would start saying, “What?” Former Senator Al D’Amato (R-NY)...
  • Calvin Coolidge: The Best President You've Never Heard Of (Happy Birthday Mr. President)

    07/04/2016 10:02:58 AM PDT · by NRx · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04-07-2012 | Amity Shales
    Calvin Coolidge: July 4 1872-January 5 1933
  • Kennedy family BASHES Trump over Fourth of July weekend with a pinata of The Donald at their..

    07/04/2016 9:21:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 121 replies
    Kennedy family BASHES Trump over Fourth of July weekend with a pinata of The Donald at their Cape Cod compound The Kennedy clam gathered at their family compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts over the weekend for their annual Fourth of July party Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s daughter Kathleen, better known as Kick, posted a photo showing the family had a Donald Trump pinata at their party The photo, which showed family members milling about in the background, was captioned: 'It's yuge party!' Kick deleted the Instagram post just before 11am on Monday morning Michael Bloomberg's daughter Georgina, publishing heiress Anne...
  • If Hillary Clinton Is Indicted, Would Bernie Sanders Be The Nominee? There's No Guarantee

    07/01/2016 6:38:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Bustle ^ | July 1, 2016 | Cheyna Roth
    On Friday in a press conference, Attorney General Loretta Lynch vowed to "accept" investigators' and prosecutors' recommendations regarding whether to indict presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's alleged use of an insecure email server. This announcement set aside whisperings that Lynch would be a safety net for Clinton if an indictment was recommended, particularly in light of a certain tarmac rendezvous with Bill. While Clinton waits to hear her fate, some wonder if an indictment would help the all-but-defunct campaign of her rival, Bernie Sanders. Looking at the inevitable domino reaction that could come with an indicted presidential candidate, the question...
  • Revisiting: "Ambassador" Caroline Kennedy Already Offending Japan

    07/03/2016 1:12:46 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1/20/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ambassadorships to major countries and trouble spots were typically given out to professional diplomats. You might send a donor with no diplomatic experience off to play ambassador to Gambia or Cyprus, but not to France or China. Obama changed that as he changed so many things, dispatching a ridiculously incompetent donor to serve as ambassador to the UK and after failing to make Caroline Kennedy the senator from New York (after some Schumer sabotage and a New Yorker backlash), Princess Caroline had to settle for being the US ambassador to Japan where she's hard at work demonstrating the diplomatic...
  • Dukakis Lead Widens According to New Poll

    07/03/2016 6:07:06 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 26, 1988 | NYT Staff
    In the aftermath of the Democratic National Convention, the party's nominee, Michael S. Dukakis, has expanded his lead among registered voters over Vice President Bush, the probable Republican nominee, according to a Gallup Poll... Fifty-five percent of the 948 registered voters interviewed in the poll said they preferred to see Mr. Dukakis win the 1988 Presidential election, while 38 percent said they preferred to see Mr. Bush win. The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points... This represented a shift in Mr. Dukakis's lead from the 47 percent to 41 percent advantage he...
  • Al-Qaida leader: 'grave consequences' for US if Boston bomber executed

    07/01/2016 3:38:17 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/1/2016
    Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has warned the US of the “gravest consequences” if Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any other Muslim prisoner is executed. Tsarnaev, named in Zawahiri’s online video message, was sentenced to death by lethal injection last year for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev committed the bombing with his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police in the manhunt that followed it. “If the US administration kills our brother the hero Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any Muslim,” Zawahri said in an online video, “[it]...
  • Kerry: Brexit may never take place

    06/29/2016 10:15:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 29, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Wishful thinking, or a legitimate perspective on demonstrations of buyer’s remorse in the UK? It’s no secret, after all, that the Obama administration opposed the “Brexit” referendum that passed last week, which makes John Kerry’s skepticism about its actual implementation a bit self-serving. That doesn’t necessarily make him incorrect, however: The US secretary of state has raised doubts about whether Brexit will ever happen, suggesting most leave campaigners do not truly believe in Britain’s divorce from the EU and do not know how to achieve it. Claiming there were a number of ways in which Thursday’s vote could be “walked...
  • Mitt Romney Says He May Vote For His Wife Instead Of Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 7:13:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 97 replies
    Mitt Romney still can’t see himself voting for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. However, he can’t bring himself to vote for the Democratic counterpart, Hillary Clinton, either. But the 2012 GOP nominee has a solution: putting his own wife’s name on the ballot. “It’s a matter of personal conscience,” Romney told CBS News’ John Dickerson Wednesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “I can’t vote for either of those two people.” Romney explained that he simply cannot get behind Trump’s divisive character. “Our nominee is saying, ‘Hey look it’s these people here. It’s these Mexicans coming across the border... it’s...
  • A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

    06/28/2016 5:00:42 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Max Ehrenfreund
    In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism. The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it. It isn't clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative system, though. Just 33 percent said they supported socialism. The survey had a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points. The results of the survey are difficult to interpret, pollsters noted. Capitalism...
  • Actually, Elizabeth Warren is a terrible candidate

    06/27/2016 9:18:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Enthusiasm for Warren is artificially amplified by a sympathetic media echo chamber. This phenomenon is not unlike Huntsman ’12… (SNIP) I know what you’re thinking: Warren beat Brown. Scott Brown out-campaigned Warren in MA Senate ’12– and would have won, were it not for 3 factors out of his control… (SNIP) Despite Obama’s landslide victory (61-38), Warren won by a narrow margin: 53-47, meaning a significant number of Obama voters defected to Brown. (SNIP) That cycle, many Democrat Senate candidates– running in much less favorable territory– won by greater margins: √ Tom Carper 66.4% √ Sheldon Whitehouse 64.8% √ Joe...
  • Clinton-Warren together: Is America ready for all-female ticket?

    06/27/2016 9:04:05 PM PDT · by Mariner · 73 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 27th, 2016 | By Anita Kumar
    WASHINGTON - As Hillary Clinton campaigned with Elizabeth Warren for the first time Monday, the joint appearance raised the question: Is America ready for two women on a presidential ticket? Clinton is, of course, the first woman ever to clinch a major-party nomination for president. And she’s considering adding a second woman to the ticket, with Warren, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, as a running mate. “There is a wow factor to having two women on the ticket,” said Jim Hodges, a former governor of South Carolina and a Clinton ally who urged the campaign to select a woman. “It’s...
  • Man featured in Elizabeth Warren's anti-Trump ad voted for Trump

    06/27/2016 4:42:43 AM PDT · by orchestra · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/26/2016 | Fox News
    Michael Levin’s photogenic, mixed-race family appears straight from central casting for the modern American middle-class family, seemingly the perfect choice to be featured in Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s video for MoveOn attacking presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Just one problem: Levin is not anti-Trump. In fact, he voted for the billionaire businessman in the Massachusetts primary. “On Monday I got a text from a friend who said, ‘Hey, I just saw you in the new Warren video attacking Trump.’ And I thought, ‘You've got to be kidding me,’” Levin told "Fox and Friends" on Sunday. “I watched the video,...
  • Why People Love Trump: A Case Study of Milo Yiannopoulos

    06/24/2016 11:23:41 AM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Harvard Political Review ^ | June 18, 2016 | Akash Wasil
    The rise of Yiannopoulos can help to explain the rise of Donald Trump. Both have attracted followers that feel silenced, ignored, and invalidated by the left. Both will continue to receive sympathy and exposure if their opponents continue to aggressively and instinctually dismiss their views. And perhaps both can be defeated—or at least weakened—through respectful and empathic discourse. More broadly, the story of Yiannopoulos is useful to understand today’s political climate. There is an ever-growing number of Americans—liberals and conservatives—who feel like their voices are not being heard. Americans are increasingly identifying with their party, race, gender, or sexuality—and are...
  • Former Romney Adviser on Trump Alternative: ‘Until Donald Trump Has the Nomination…All Things Are..

    06/24/2016 8:04:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    ABC ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | NOAH FITZGEREL
    Former Romney Adviser on Trump Alternative: ‘Until Donald Trump Has the Nomination…All Things Are Possible’ By NOAH FITZGEREL Jun 24, 2016, 5:01 AM ET There remain deep rumblings inside the establishment of the Republican Party about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. This week’s episode of ABC’s "Powerhouse Politics" podcast paints a picture in which the Republican National Committee may focus its efforts on down-ticket races to hedge the risk of losing the White House in November to presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, leaving a Trump operation with little infrastructure of its own scrambling to catch up. Noting the frustration...
  • Brad Thor Announces Candidacy for President as Third Party Option (Stabby the Clown show continues)

    06/24/2016 7:07:45 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 69 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | June 23,2016 | Ted
    Brad Thor dropped a major bomb-shell on Glenn’s radio program Thursday, saying he’s committed to running for president of the United States. Glenn introduced his friend by reminding listeners about the author’s courage in the face of controversy. “I believe Brad is one of the most courageous people out there. Because — he is in business. You’re selling a book. And what you said — I shouldn’t say what you said — because what you said was not controversial,” Glenn said. Some may recall the flak Glenn received following Thor’s fiery remarks about Donald Trump in his previous interview on...
  • Ex-Clinton official got Boeing bucks while pushing Iran nuke pact – before $25B jet deal

    06/23/2016 2:48:28 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/23/16 | Adam Shaw/AP
    A former top Clinton administration diplomat who used his political sway to garner support for the Iran nuclear deal apparently was being bankrolled the entire time by Boeing -- which is set to make billions off a jet deal with Tehran now that sanctions have been lifted. ADVERTISEMENT Thomas Pickering, who also served as co-chairman of the board examining the Benghazi attack response, publicly pushed for the nuclear deal before its approval last year. He did so by penning op-eds, writing to high-level officials and even testifying before Congress. With the deal in place, Boeing has since moved forward on...
  • Garrett: Boeing deal with Iran proves crony capitalism is alive and well (Press Release)

    06/23/2016 1:31:36 PM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 7 replies
    House.Gov ^ | Scott Garrett
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) released the following statement in response to reports that Boeing has reached a multibillion-dollar deal to sell commercial passenger planes to Iran. Boeing is one of the largest beneficiaries of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) bank which perpetuates corporate welfare to mega corporations by handing out taxpayer-backed loans. "This agreement between Boeing and the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism is extremely troubling and shows that crony capitalism remains alive and well in Washington. Not only has Boeing lobbied for years to keep the taxpayer-backed Export Import bank alive, it now has also used its...