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  • Satanists seek to ally with U.S. Muslims after Paris terror

    11/19/2015 6:05:58 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 19 Nov 15 | Douglas Ernst
    The Satanic Temple has a message for alienated U.S. Muslims: Let’s be friends. American satanists who recently tried to install a bronze Baphomet statue near a Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma now want to ally with alienated Muslims. The organization’s offer comes less than one week after Islamic terror attacks in Paris, France, killed 129 and injured more than 350. “If there is anyone in the San Jose region who is Muslim and afraid to leave their home out of fear for some kind of backlash, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We would be glad to escort...
  • Minnesota couple plead guilty to huge tax scam (Involving illegals)

    11/17/2015 8:27:22 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    StarTribune ^ | November 17, 2015 - 6:55 PM | By DAN BROWNING , STAR TRIBUNE
    A Shakopee couple pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday in what authorities characterized as a wide-ranging, multimillion-dollar income tax refund scheme that preyed on immigrants in Minnesota and Florida. Mark Arlin Hammerschmidt pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and has agreed to cooperate with authorities investigating the scam. He faces up to nine years in prison. He also agreed to pay more than $1.8 million in restitution to victims.... ark Hammerschmidt obtained official identification papers for the Guatemalan victims and used them to obtain taxpayer identification numbers, then filed multiple years’ worth of fake tax returns in their names supported with...
  • U. Minnesota student government votes against 9/11 ceremony; didn’t want to spread Islamophobia

    11/17/2015 8:32:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's Grade Point ^ | November 16, 2015 | Susan Svrluga
    A resolution to honor the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks each year at the University of Minnesota was rejected by the student government there, with some students expressing concern that such a measure could foster “Islamaphobia.” The resolution noted that the attack still has a lasting effect on many on campus, and “the events of that date are of immeasurable importance to the world we live in today,” and that the university has no formal memorial for that date on campus. It called for a moment of recognition on the morning of Sept. 11, 2016, and every year to...
  • Jamar Clark shooting: Protest blocks interstate

    11/17/2015 1:47:38 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 20 replies
    ClickOnDetroit ^ | Nov 17 2015 | Doug Criss
    Black Lives Matter protesters shut down a Minneapolis interstate Monday evening, a day after the police shooting of Jamar Clark, who later died. About 200 to 300 people took part in the protest, which closed traffic on Interstate 94 for about three hours Monday night, said Lt. Tiffani Schweigart, spokeswoman for the Minnesota State Police. Fifty-one people were arrested. Earlier Monday, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges asked the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office to open a civil rights investigation into the shooting.
  • Dayton Won't Object to Syrian Refugees if Deep Checks are Done

    11/16/2015 2:59:05 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 55 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/16/15 | AP
    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton isn't objecting to the possible placement of Syrian refugees in his state as long as they undergo rigorous screening first. Dayton released a statement Monday saying he's been assured by the White House that any refugees from the war-torn country would be "subject to the highest level of security checks of any category of traveler to the United States."
  • DFLer (RAT) abruptly quits race after saying 'ISIS isn't necessarily evil'

    11/15/2015 5:38:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/15/15 | Paul Walsh
    A Burnsville DFLer's campaign for the state House abruptly ended Sunday morning within hours of him posting on social media that ISIS "isn't necessarily evil" and is "made up of people doing what they think is best for their community." The Twitter posting Saturday by Dan Kimmel, coming as the world's emotions remain raw from Friday's terror attacks in Paris, brought swift rebuke from others on Twitter. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, called for Kimmel to give up his campaign. "I'm folding up the campaign tent," Kimmel told the Star Tribune. He later issued a written apology and called...
  • U. Minnesota student government rejects annual recognition of 9/11 [Short title]

    11/15/2015 12:30:42 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    [Snip]...On Tuesday, November 10, the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) — the undergraduate student government at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN) — rejected a resolution for a moment of recognition on future anniversaries of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks…."I am well aware that 9/11 was a devastating tragedy but I am also fearful for the welfare of our Muslim and Middle Eastern students on campus, of which I identify with."
  • Dem candidate for Minn. House ends campaign following ISIS tweet [not necessarily evil]

    11/15/2015 12:05:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/15/15 | Daniel Chaitin
    A Democratic candidate for Minnesota state representative is ending his campaign because of backlash to a post he made on social media about the Islamic State. Dan Kimmel, a software developer and self-described "business process expert" from Burnsville, Minn., posted a tweet Saturday night that said "ISIS isn't necessarily evil. It is made up of people doing what they think is best for their community. Violence is not the answer, though." His tweet came a day after attacks in Paris left 128 dead and at least 350 injured. The Islamic State claimed responsibility. Kimmel has since deleted the statement and...
  • Judge dismisses charges against organizers of Black Lives Matter protest at MOA

    11/10/2015 8:07:13 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 11/10/15 | John Reinan and Rochelle Olson
    A Hennepin County judge on Tuesday dismissed charges against organizers of the massive Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America in Bloomington last Christmas season. The leaders of the protest, which drew more than 2,000 people to the mall on Dec. 20, had faced misdemeanor charges of aiding and abetting trespass, aiding and abetting unlawful assembly, and aiding and abetting disorderly conduct. In a 137-page decision, Chief Judge Peter Cahill dismissed all charges against the 11 organizers, while keeping in place trespass charges against 17 individual protesters.
  • Hillary Clinton trails 4 GOP candidates in this deep blue state

    11/09/2015 9:17:35 AM PST · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/9/15 11:59 AM | Ryan Lovelace
    A new survey of Minnesota voters shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton trails a handful of GOP candidates in hypothetical head-to-head matchups. Clinton's failure to fend off challenges in the Midwestern blue state - ranked the second most liberal state in the union in 2014 - shows just how much the Democratic juggernaut may be struggling. Ben Carson leads Clinton 50-41 percent in the KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, Florida Sen Marco Rubio wins 47-41, Carly Fiorina bests Clinton 45-41, and Donald Trump has a three percentage point edge on Clinton too, 45-42. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose poll numbers have dropped...
  • Lame and Lamer: Hillary Lines Up Feminist Senators with Cue Cards

    11/07/2015 6:35:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 7, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    In a feministic attempt to be hip, the Hillary Clinton campaign decided to do something “fun” and ask Democratic senators – all female of course – to hold up signs with their answers to questions about the Democratic presidential candidate front-runner.  It’s sort of like, remember how Michelle Obama held a sign with the #bringbackourgirls in an effort to “fight back” at the terrorist group Boko Haram that kidnapped hundreds of girls from a Nigerian school? As if that would make any difference at all.  This entire exercise is sort of like that, only much lamer. Besides, what better way...
  • Sinai Terror Attack Could Easily Have Been in Minneapolis

    11/07/2015 8:29:28 AM PST · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Before the Russian Airbus 321 was blown apart 30,000 feet over the Sinai by what a growing consensus of intelligence experts believe to be a bomb planted by a passenger or airport worker, a man who would later fight and die for the Islamic State (IS) worked at the Minneapolis airport with security clearance and access to the tarmac and aircraft. It could have happened here. It may yet. As Investor’s Business Daily reported in September, 2014: Fox affiliate KMSP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul has reported the case of Abdirahmaan Muhumed, who, before he went to Syria to fight and die...
  • Hamtramck is 1st American city to elect majority Muslim council

    11/04/2015 5:45:43 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    Click On Detroit ^ | 11/4/2015 | Will Jones
    4 of 6 Hamtramck City Council members are Muslim The Polish flocked to Hamtramck in the 1900s and evidence of the city's Polish roots remain. However, over the last few decades a new wave of immigrants, primarily from the Middle East, South Asia and Southeastern Europe, has dramatically changed the face and culture of this community. Now, the Hamtramck City Council is going to reflect that diversity. "We are very proud and we are very happy for that achievement, what we have done in this city, for our city," said Jamal Alturki, a voter. Voters gave Abu Musa and Anam...
  • Is your local Target closing?

    11/04/2015 12:54:04 PM PST · by matt04 · 45 replies
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Target (TGT) plans to close 13 stores nationwide, including one in New Ulm and two others in Milwaukee and Superior, Wisconsin. The Minneapolis-based retailer says a decision to close a store usually follows several years of decreasing profitability. The retail giant plans to close the stores on Jan. 30, 2016. Target was hurt by a massive credit-card breach before Christmas 2013 that sent shoppers temporarily fleeing. The company also botched a major expansion into Canada and pulled the plug on that earlier this year. Layoffs in 2015 included 2,500 jobs, or about one-fifth of the workers in the...
  • Minnesota Media Poll Shows Donald Trump on Top and Defeating Hillary

    11/03/2015 8:57:19 PM PST · by Amntn · 59 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11/3/15 | Sundance
    Minnesota Media Poll Shows Donald Trump on Top and Defeating Hillary - Outlet Promptly Deletes Their own Findings... Posted on November 3, 2015 by sundance The operational arm of the DNC, or perhaps Senator Al Frankin, must have been urgently dispatched to contact KTSP (ABC 5) News in Minnesota after they published results from their sponsored SurveyUSA poll?survey... Why? Because they deleted the lead in paragraph only moments after posting it. Their survey finds Donald Trump perceived to be the most likely nominee amid all of the survey respondents: * Trump 26% * Carson 19% * Rubio 16% * Bush...
  • Young Cancer Survivor Feeds Thousands in St. Paul Through Make-A-Wish

    11/03/2015 7:12:21 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/3/15 | Katherine Johnson
    It can take years to get the recipe just right. Thirteen-year-old Lucas Hobbs has a head start. He's already figured out the secret ingredient to a happy life. Hobbs knows what it's like to lean on others for help. "When I was at the hospital, people, like our neighbors and stuff, would bring us food," Lucas said. In January, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. "He went through chemotherapy, radiation ... it was really tough," his father said. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation approached Hobbs, the young teenager knew right away he wanted to work in a food truck. "I love...

    01/28/2004 1:29:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 27 replies · 163+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/28/04
    <p>January 28, 2004 -- Al Franken is a big fat blabbermouth, and now he thinks he's Hulk Hogan. OK, maybe not that fat.</p> <p>But a blabbermouth for sure - and now he's unleashed a new weapon: the body slam.</p> <p>At a Howard Dean campaign stop in New Hampshire Monday, Franken lost control of himself when lunatic-fringe acolytes of Lyndon LaRouche began heckling the former Vermont governor.</p>
  • Trump attacks McCain: 'I like people who weren't captured'

    07/18/2015 11:51:30 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 200 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/18/2015 | Ben Schreckinger
    Donald Trump might finally have crossed the line. Appearing on Saturday at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, the real estate mogul took his running feud with Arizona Sen. John McCain to a new level. Hes not a war hero, said Trump. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who werent captured. The remarks, which came after days of back-and-forth between McCain and Trump, were met with scattered boos.
  • Man treated in a hospital grabs officer's gun, kills him

    10/18/2015 4:17:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 18, 2015
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) A suspect in a domestic incident who was being treated at a Minnesota hospital grabbed a gun from a sheriff's deputy and killed the officer early Sunday, prompting hospital security officers to subdue the suspect with a stun gun, authorities said. After the suspect was taken into custody he died, despite efforts by medical personnel to revive him.
  • MINNESOTASTAN: Somali Muslim bus driver refused to allow 16-year-old girl off the bus unless she...

    10/18/2015 1:30:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 10/16/15
    A Somali Muslim Metro Transit driver, 32-year-old Mahmud Dabshir Aden of Minneapolis, who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia 8 years ago, was arrested by Metro Transit Police for refusing to let a pregnant teenage girl off the bus, exposing himself, and demanding oral sex, according to the criminal complaint filed.Star Tribune /TopRightNews Aden was charged with soliciting for prostitution, a felony that carries a sentence of as much as 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $50,000. He is being held pending his next court appearance Monday afternoon. (Thats all? He exposed himself to...
  • Africa's poor grow by 100 million since 1990

    10/17/2015 1:28:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 October 2015
    The number of Africans trapped in poverty has surged by around 100 million over the past quarter century, the World Bank said on Friday, despite years of economic growth and multi-million dollar aid programs. The report's figures, described as "staggering" by the bank's Africa head Makhtar Diop, showed widespread malnutrition, and rising violence against civilians, particularly in central regions and the Horn of Africa. "It is projected that the world's extreme poor will be increasingly concentrated in Africa," Diop added in a foreword. A surge in population meant the proportion of Africans in poverty had actually fallen since 1990, but...
  • Minnesota Governor Dayton: Dont want migrants? GET OUT OF MINNESOTA

    10/17/2015 5:11:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 79 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 10/16/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Governor Mark Dayton attended a community conversation about race hosted by the St. Cloud NAACP and told people who have been questioning refugee resettlement in the central Minnesota region to find another state. This mirrors the German authorities who told a small town of 3,000 that is being forced to absorb 4,000 Muslim migrants, If you dont like hosting refugees in your town, you can leave the country. MN Governor Dayton: Dont like immigrants, get out of Minnesota! By Ann Corcoran, Refugee Resettlement Watch, October 16, 2015 Earlier this week, in St. Cloud, MN, the Democrat Governor of the...
  • Minnesota Governor Says Residents Questioning Refugee Settlement Should Leave His State

    10/15/2015 8:47:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/15/2015 | Walter Hudson
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO We’re told that refugee resettlement is about the preservation of human dignity. But those advocating for it don’t always act in a dignified manner.The resettlement of Somali refugees to central Minnesota has been the subject of heated debate. Some argue that refusing refugees would not be neighborly. Then comes this, from Alpha News: Governor Mark Dayton attended a community conversation about race hosted by the St. Cloud NAACP and told people who have been questioning refugee resettlement in the central Minnesota region to “find another state.”WJON reports the Governor’s statements, “This is a time...
  • In Twin Cities, Rafael Cruz touts Ted's record as 'constitutional conservative'

    10/13/2015 12:12:56 PM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    Minn Post ^ | October 13, 2015 | Cyndy Brucato
    Rafael Cruz shown speaking to the Freedom Club at their luncheon meeting Monday at the Minneapolis Club. (MinnPost photo by Brian Halliday) Rafael Cruz, father of Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, appeared to have little difficulty selling his son to members of the conservative Freedom Club at their luncheon meeting Monday at the Minneapolis Club. But it wasnt the younger Cruzs positions on taxes or social issues or gun rights that made an impression. It was the depiction of Ted Cruzs personality brash, extremely conservative, and unapologetic as communicated by his father, a pastor...
  • Metro Transit bus driver charged with soliciting teen

    10/10/2015 9:20:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 25 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 10/10/15 | Libor Jany
    A Metro Transit bus driver has been charged with soliciting a teenager after briefly refusing to let her off the bus and demanding that she perform a sex act on him, according to a complaint filed this week in Hennepin County District Court. Mahmud Dabshir Aden, 32, of Minneapolis, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Metro Transit police officers, the day after the 16-year-old victim filed a complaint about the incident, court records show. Aden was charged with soliciting for prostitution, a felony that carries a sentence of as much as 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $50,000....
  • Minnesota Campuses Have Shooter Response Plans

    10/10/2015 8:36:59 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/10/15 | Cassie Hart/AP
    Minnesota's two public college systems say each school has emergency plans in place and campus-wide alert systems to warn students, faculty and staff in the event of a shooting. The University of Minnesota system and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system say their campuses send alerts over text message or email to notify students of potential danger.
  • Ten Year-Old Girl Raped by Muslim Man in Minnesota Elevator (Video)

    10/08/2015 8:26:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | Oct 8th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A ten year-old girl was raped in an elevator in her apartment building in Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon. Her attacker told her to turn around and pull her pants down. Ahmed Hersi Abdi was charged with two counts of first degree criminal sexual assault for the attack. Abdi also has a history of substance abuse dating to 2003. The media has not reported on Abdis citizenship or background. ... Minneapolis Police squads were called to the Riverside Plaza Apartments at on Sunday October 4 by an off-duty officer after witnesses told them a child had been sexually assaulted. They told...
  • Muslim Refugee Rapes 10 Year-Old Girl In Minneapolis

    10/09/2015 8:49:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | October 9, 2015 | R. Brownell
    A Muslim immigrant was arrested Wednesday night and charged with viciously raping and attacking a 10-year-old girl in Minnesota. Something strange occurred during the initial reporting of the case, since local news outlets refused to release information showing that the suspect was in fact a refugee from Somalia. According to WND: KSTP 5, an ABC affiliate in Minneapolis, referred to the suspect, Ahmed Hersi Abdi as A Minneapolis man. CBS affiliate WCCO 4 used the same description, giving no mention of the mans background or how he arrived in the U.S. The attack occurred Sunday evening in an apartment complex...
  • Bernie Sanders Gets First Congressional Endorsement, From Ral Grijalva

    10/07/2015 2:00:37 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/7/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Senator Bernie Sanders has scored his first endorsement from a member of Congress, getting it just ahead of next weeks first Democratic debate.The backing of Representative Ral M. Grijalva of Arizona is especially significant as he is a longstanding member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, offering the independent from Vermont a valuable spokesman as he seeks to court Hispanic voters. They will campaign together in Tuscon, Ariz., at a rally ahead of the debate in Las Vegas next Tuesday.I couldnt sit on the sidelines and wait for the tea leaves to be read better, Mr. Grijalva said in an interview....
  • Minnesota Man Arrested, Sentenced to 6-Months in Jail for Having a Windmill On His Property

    10/05/2015 10:36:03 AM PDT · by READINABLUESTATE · 69 replies
    The free thought project ^ | October 3, 2015 | By John Vibes
    Orono, MN For more than a year, we have been following the story of a Minnesota man, Jay Nygard, who is routinely risking jail time because he refuses to remove a wind turbine from his property. Nygard has been in and out of court over the years, and despite a short-lived victory in October, he was recently back in front of a judge facing a contempt of court charge for refusing a court order to remove the turbines from his property. He did eventually remove the turbines, leaving only the cement bases because removing them would cause structural damage...
  • To arrest Black Lives Matter protesters or not? St. Paul's balancing act

    10/02/2015 11:31:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | October 2, 2015 | Tad Vezner
    As Black Lives Matters protesters gear up for another a protest rally -- this time at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon this weekend, debate has grown on social forums over when and if arrests should be made. As opposed to legal action taken in Bloomington over a Mall of America protest last winter, thus far St. Paul has arrested or charged no one during Black Lives Matter marches across the city. Permit-free rallies clogging street corners along University Avenue and at the Minnesota State Fair have been met with a quiet police presence, coordinating traffic and little else. Following a...
  • America: Obamas new fertile ground for growing ISIS jihadis.

    09/30/2015 10:53:32 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-30-15 | DrJohn
    Never send a community organizer to do a man's job. The other day Barack Obama made a most astonishingly stupid remark: "..chanting death to America does not create jobs or make Iran more secure." The line appears to have to been written by the equally feckless Marie Harf, who called for fighting terrorists with jobs. "We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them," Harf said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these...
  • Minnesota court: BB gun is a firearm

    09/28/2015 3:59:43 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 101 replies
    A BB gun is a firearm, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled. The court made its declaration in the case of a man who was not allowed to possess a firearm because of an earlier felony conviction for possession of a controlled substance. This is the law that tripped up David Haywood. Any person who has been convicted of a crime of violence, as defined in section 624.712, subdivision 5, and who ships, transports, possesses, or receives a firearm, commits a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 15 years or to payment of a...
  • Black Lives Matter plans protest to stop marathon runners

    09/28/2015 1:39:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | September 28, 2015
    A local chapter of activist group Black Lives Matter is planning on stopping Twin Cities Marathon runners from crossing the finish line. According to a WCCO report, the protesters will form a physical barrier of people to stop runners in their tracks. Protesters told the station that the marathon is a good place to cause peaceful disruption. Some who plan on running the race said on Facebook that they were angered by the planned protest, saying it might lead to violent encounters. The protest is organized for Oct. 4 at a park about half a mile from the race's finish...
  • I Didn't Jump Off the Liberal Crazy Train for This

    09/27/2015 4:58:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Bill O'Reilly ^ | 9/42/15 | Bernie Goldberg
    I grew up in a blue-collar family in a working class neighborhood (the South Bronx) where just about everybody (if not literally everybody) voted Democratic. In college, I was a liberal and proud of it. The big issue was civil rights and liberals were on the right side of that one while conservatives yes, mostly Democrats from the South were on both the wrong side of history and the wrong side of decency. When the issue of womens rights came along, I was on board with that too. I didnt think much about taxes, mainly because I...
  • Former MN Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag

    09/27/2015 6:24:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Sunday, September 27, 2015 | Marianne Garvey, Brian Niemietz, Oli Coleman with Rachel Maresca /
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag team Former Minnesota Governor and retired pro wrestler Jesse (The Body) Ventura is into Bernie Sanders. Ventura stirred up controversy last month by hinting he might be interested in serving as Donald Trumps vice president, but the fiercely independent rabble rouser told Confidenti@l that a Sanders/Ventura ticket might be a better fit. Would I run with Bernie? Sure, Id give him consideration, Ventura tells Confidenti@l, reasoning that Sanders, quickly gaining traction, is the candidate most likely to bring our troops back from the...
  • Black Lives Matter to 'Disrupt' Twin Cities Marathon

    09/27/2015 6:14:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 9/26/15 | Russell Barnes
    Two weeks after disrupting light rail service on the Vikings home opener, Black Lives Matter St. Paul plans to disrupt another major event the Twin Cities Marathon. The protest, dubbed #BlackMarathon, is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Oct. 4 at Boyd Park in St. Paul. The marathon starts at 8 a.m. and is one of the ten largest marathons in the country. Black Lives Matter St. Paul announced their plans Friday in a press release posted to their Facebook page, citing what they describe as the beating of 15-year-old Tyree Tucker by a Saint Paul police officer...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities, wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement. This is...
  • Minnesota boy tells Ben Carson 'I will become the first Muslim president'

    09/23/2015 5:58:04 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 104 replies
    Fox9.com ^ | 9/23/15 | Fox9
    A 12-year-old middle school student from Eden Prairie, Minnesota has a message for Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. Yusuf Dayur wants Carson to know I will become the first Muslim president, and you will see that when I become president, I will respect people of all faiths, all colors and all religions. Carson is facing backlash for comments he made on NBCs Meet the Press, saying I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.
  • New Names Surface as Republicans Pass on Race to Succeed Kline

    09/23/2015 11:13:24 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | September 18, 2015 | Simone Path
    The GOP shortlist now looks much different than it did even a week ago. Former state Sen. Ted Daley, an accountant and West Point grad who served in the Gulf and Iraq wars, is widely considered the partys most credible candidate at this point. He was elected to the Senate in 2010, but lost re-election in 2012. Calling him squeaky clean, the state GOP operative said that Daleys military service casts him in the Kline mold. Kline served 25 years in the Marines. And while Daleys very conservative, a GOP operative who works on House races added, hes not a...
  • If You Live in These States Youll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you dont have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports rather than simply their IDs even if theyre only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but lets be real the government doesnt care about that. FromZero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • SHOCK Poll: 51% of U.S. Muslims Want Sharia Law - 25% Okay With Violence Against Infidels

    09/22/2015 7:16:39 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 78 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/22/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Religion of Peace Dozens of Somali Muslims rallied at the Minnesota State Capital in support of the six Islamists charged with suspicion of trying to join ISIS in April. Videographer Ami Horowitz went to Minneapolis to talk with Muslim immigrants from Somalia and Saudi Arabia about life in America. Horowitz asked what they thought of the Mohammad cartoons, Shariah Law and life in t. You might be surprised at their responses or maybe not. Many of the immigrants said there should be blasphemy laws in America. Now this The Center for Security Policy released a poll Tuesday that...
  • Jury Trial to Start Next Month in Death of Christopher Rossing

    09/19/2015 8:03:55 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 2 replies
    KSTP ^ | 9/18/15 | Cassie Hart
    Twenty-nine-year-old Robert Nuttall, of Hutchinson, is charged with first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and kidnapping, and 33-year-old Gwen Butcher is charged with second-degree aiding and abetting murder and second-degree aiding and abetting kidnapping in the disappearance and death of Christopher Rossing. Nuttall punched Rossing in the face a number of times, causing him to fall to the ground, according to the complaint. Butcher told police that Nuttall repeatedly hit him in the head and face with his fists. A search of Nuttalls cell phone also showed internet searches were made on how to remove or replace seats on...
  • Rush Limbaughs Defense of Donald Trump Is Shocking: Conflating license with liberty.

    09/19/2015 5:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2015 | by Avner Zarmi
    Last week, National Review’s Jim Geraghty published what may be the most insightful essay yet [1] on the difference between the conservative movement and Donald Trump and his followers. Geraghty has noticed a telling reticence on Trump’s part to utter such words as “freedom” or “liberty.” By contrast, Geraghty notes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used the word “freedom” six times in the 179-word announcement of his plan to replace ObamaCare, and Ted Cruz used “freedom” twice and “liberty” eleven times in his announcement speech at Liberty University, not counting references to the university itself.The reason for this lack of...
  • Blacks in Minnesota see drastic drop in income

    09/18/2015 9:47:05 AM PDT · by mn-bush-man · 30 replies
    West Central Tribune ^ | 08/18/2015 | St. Paul Pioneer Press
    ST. PAUL Minnesota hasnt done enough to help African-Americans get good jobs and climb out of poverty, Gov. Mark Dayton and other leaders said Thursday. The call for more action was prompted by a withering U.S. Census Bureau report showing the typical household income for black Minnesotans falling by nearly $4,000 last year, even as other racial groups saw stable or rising incomes. These economic gaps are driven by the lack of equal access to good jobs, housing, transportation, education, and health care, Dayton said in a statement. They should constitute a call to action for all of Minnesotas...
  • 'Black Lives Matter' plans to shut down light rail before Vikings' home opener

    09/17/2015 3:53:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    KMSP-TV Fox 9 ^ | September 17, 2015 | Rachel Chazin
    MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The group "Black Lives Matter Saint Paul" announced their plans on Facebook Thursday to shut down the light rail before the Vikings' home opener this Sunday. Sunday September 20th is the Minnesota Vikings home opener, big money day, so what better day to shut the light rail down and disrupt business as usual, they said in a press release. Enough is enough of business as usual! We must bring an end to white supremacy and the status quo. Black Lives Matter Saint Paul refers to an incident on Aug. 31 when Marcus Abrams, 17, "was beaten into...

    08/03/2011 3:36:19 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Aug 3, 2011 | Ann Coulter
    MEDIA: HALLIBURTON PAID DICK CHENEY TO COMMIT RAPE IN IRAN August 3, 2011A front-page story by James Risen in The New York Times on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, reported on a "troubling trend" of sexual assaults committed by American employees of military contractors in Iraq. The centerpiece of his story was Jamie Leigh Jones, who claimed to have been brutally gang-raped in 2005 while working in the Green Zone. (Risen also interviewed other women claiming to have been sexually assaulted in Iraq and -- for journalistic balance -- their attorneys.) Jones famously claimed that days after arriving in Iraq...
  • U.S. Federal Government Program: Pay Minnesota Muslims Not To Kill People.

    09/15/2015 6:53:17 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 25 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/15/15 | Sundance
    The U.S. federal government is announcing a new program called CVE (Counter Violent Extremism) in Minneapolis Minnesota. Under the U.S. program, authorized by President Obama, Somali Muslims living in Minnesota will be paid not to go on terror rampages. or blow themselves up. Led by a taskforce of 15 Somali Americans and a traditional community grant-making organization, the Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) program is the brainchild of the chief federal prosecutor for Minnesota, Andrew Luger. [] The goal is to prevent youth recruitment by overseas extremist groups such as Isis or al-Shabaab. Any individual found engaged in an act of...
  • U.S. Federal Government Program: Pay Minnesota Muslims Not To Kill People.

    09/15/2015 6:03:18 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 30 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Sept 15 2015 | Sundance
    If you thought Secretary Kerrys 2013 Jobs for Jihadists program was goofy, wait until you read about this one. The U.S. federal government is announcing a new program called CVE (Counter Violent Extremism) in Minneapolis Minnesota. Under the U.S. program, authorized by President Obama, Somali Muslims living in Minnesota will be paid not to go on terror rampages. or blow themselves up. Led by a taskforce of 15 Somali Americans and a traditional community grant-making organization, the Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) program is the brainchild of the chief federal prosecutor for Minnesota, Andrew Luger. [] The goal is to prevent...

    09/14/2015 4:20:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 14, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Before 9/11, the trial run for the attack was the World Trade Center bombing. The key figures in that attack, from Ramzi Yousef, the nephew of 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, to the Blind Sheikh, whose ambitious plans involved bombing New York bridges and tunnels, asked for political asylum. Ramzi Yousef showed up with a fake passport and claimed to be an Iraqi refugee seeking political asylum. He was released on his own recognizance and told to show up for a hearing. He never did.