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  • The End Of Identity Politics

    02/20/2017 4:55:41 AM PST · by wtd · 8 replies
    Hoover Institute ^ | February 17, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The End Of Identity PoliticsWho are we? asked the liberal social scientist Samuel Huntington over a decade ago in a well-reasoned but controversial book. Huntington feared the institutionalization of what Theodore Roosevelt a century earlier had called “hyphenated Americans.” A “hyphenated American,” Roosevelt scoffed, “is not an American at all.” And 30 years ago, another progressive stalwart and American historian Arthur Schlesinger argued in his book The Disuniting of America that identity politics were tearing apart the cohesion of the United States. What alarmed these liberals was the long and unhappy history of racial, religious, and ethnic chauvinism, and...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos responds to critics over CPAC speaking invite

    02/20/2017 4:04:34 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 53 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 19, 2017 | by Greg P.
    Yiannopoulos took to Facebook Sunday night to answer his critics and specifically address a video that’s been circulating that accuses him of supporting sexual relationships between underage boys and men:
  • Muslim Olympian who claimed she was detained because of Trump ban actually detained under Obama

    02/19/2017 9:02:17 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 17 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 02/19/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Reporters have done it again. The latest media misfire on the Trump administration involves Ibtihaj Muhammad, a New Jersey native who made headlines last year when she became the first female Muslim-American to win an Olympic medal for the United States. Muhammad, a lifelong American citizen, claimed in an interview last week that she was detained “just a few weeks ago” by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. She said she was held for two hours without explanation. Her remarks on Feb. 7 earned her an entire news cycle, as several journalists ran with reports suggesting, and alleging outright, that...
  • Engineers Develop Origami-Inspired Bulletproof Shield To Protect Police Officers

    02/19/2017 8:38:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 18 February 2017, 6:24 am EST | Alyssa Navarro
    he new bulletproof shield developed by Howell and his colleagues can be folded compactly when not in use. It is also much easier to deploy and transport. When expanded, which only takes five seconds, the bulletproof shield can offer cover for police officers and shield them from bullets such as the 9 mm, .44 Magnum and .357 Magnum. This new shield is also lightweight, weighing only 55 pounds. It was built with 12 layers of Kevlar and a common creasing origami-like pattern, which makes it foldable into a more manageable size. During tests, the bulletproof shield prototype proved to be...
  • Kobe Bryant’s School Basketball Team: ‘I Am A Muslim

    02/19/2017 5:02:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/19/17 | Rob Shimshock
    Kobe Bryant’s former basketball team wore shirts saying they were Muslims, refugees, and immigrants during a game Tuesday. Parents have sold the shirts and donated the proceeds to the ACLU. “I am a Muslim I am a Refugee I am an Immigrant I am an American I am an Ace” read the full text displayed on the shirts worn by the high school Lower Merion Aces, as reported by PA Prep Live.
  • High School Transgender Wrestler Wins Texas Regional Title

    02/19/2017 2:01:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    A 17-year-old Dallas-area high school transgender wrestler who is transitioning from female to male has won a girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited the match. Mack Beggs, a Euless Trinity High School junior who is undefeated this wrestling season, hugged losing opponent Madeline Rocha, from Coppell, on the victory stand Saturday after their match for the 110-pound Class 6A Region 2 championship never took place when Rocha declined to wrestle. Beggs and Rocha advance to the state championships next weekend. The top four finishers in the region qualified for the state tournament. Beggs did wrestle Kailyn Clay, of...
  • Vanity question

    02/19/2017 12:01:02 PM PST · by MissEdie · 13 replies
    2-19-2017 | MissEdie
    Freepers, I need some help. My daughter entered an art contest in SC and said she would do it if I would enter one as well. Do any of you know of reputable art contests that are online or local to SC??
  • Melania Trump DAZZLES in a scarlet red dress at Florida rally

    02/19/2017 7:29:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 2/19/17 | Jyoti Rambhai
    The former model looked stunning as she accompanied her husband Donald Trump at the rally. Less than a month since he was sworn in as the US President, Donald Trump decided to hold a rally in Melbourne, Florida. Melania, who was pictured holding her husband’s hand as they walked through the crowd, glowed in the simple yet eye-catching scarlet red dress. .
  • Saturday morning fire destroys McLean mansion

    02/19/2017 7:28:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Fairfax County fire officials said that six people escaped and firefighters rescued two dogs from the stately tan-brick home in the 800 block of Turkey Run Road. No one was injured. The home is owned by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, according to property records and two men who lived there. ... A man in the home and a neighbor who did not want to be named said it seemed to take at least 30 minutes for firefighters to spray any water on the house. The closest hydrant, which is the only one in the neighborhood, is up a...
  • Mandolin Solo

    02/18/2017 1:18:59 PM PST · by Revski · 5 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 2/18/2017 | Revski
    Short mandolin solo, chorus only, Till We Met Again and Victory In Jesus. The pictorials at end are of, Greg Olson's art work and I cover mandolin.
  • What happens when a future administration wants to tear down the border wall? (vanity discussion)

    02/18/2017 1:10:29 PM PST · by matt1234 · 51 replies
    me ^ | 2-18-2017 | me
    President Trump wants to build a wall on the Mexican border. I support this wholeheartedly. What will happen when a future lib president/congress decides to tear it down? Will conservatives allow this? I know this is an unpleasant topic, but something that needs to be considered and safeguarded against. We need to think long term.
  • Ivanka Trump's son Joseph makes faces in White House

    02/18/2017 12:14:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    upi.com ^ | 2/17/17 | Annie Martin
    Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Ivanka Trump's elder son was captured making faces Friday in the White House. Joseph Kushner, the 3-year-old son of Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner, was spotted blowing raspberries in the Oval Office. Ivanka later posted a photo on Instagram of Joseph and 5-year-old daughter Arabella peering out of the White House. The 35-year-old businesswoman also shares 10-month-old son Theodore with Kushner. "Watching Marine One land on the South Lawn," she captioned the picture.
  • Illegal aliens often get large insurance settlements when in wrecks or injured. Here's why.

    02/18/2017 10:05:20 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 15 replies
    Local sources of information | 18 February 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Here's another important fact. Many Mexicans go to Mexico for medical care, including surgery and all kinds of major medical care. As a result, when one of them is in a wreck or injured, no medical records are available here to show previous injuries/conditions and they are able to claim it was because of the wreck/injury. As a result, lawyers argue that all injuries they have were a result of the incident which occurred here. Conversely, Americans whose records are available can not claim previous injuries were caused by the recent wreck/injury due to availability of records AND a different...
  • New Ford Ranger prototype hits the road

    02/18/2017 7:31:18 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2017 | Gary Gastelu
    The Ford Ranger has returned. Just a few weeks after the automaker confirmed it’s bringing back the small pickup model in 2019, a prototype has been spotted undergoing testing on public roads in Michigan. The body of the camouflaged truck appears to be identical to the one on the Ranger that Ford currently builds and sells in other countries, which Ford is basing the new Michigan-made Ranger on.
  • MILO to Bill Maher ‘You’re The Only Good Liberal’

    02/17/2017 10:08:28 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | by BREITBART TECH
    “You’re so helped by the fact that liberals always take the bait,” declared Maher. “When you make liberals crazy, for that part of liberalism that has gone off the deep end…”
  • Susan Sarandon tells gay website her sexuality is ‘up for grabs’

    02/17/2017 8:02:39 PM PST · by llevrok · 62 replies
    washington times ^ | 2/16/2017 | Ken Shepherd
    Self-described “serial monogamist” Susan Sarandon recently told a gay website her sexuality was “up for grabs.” “Is your sexuality more or less rigid these days? Basically, should we be welcoming you to the family?” an interviewer with PrideSource.com asked the 70-year-old actress in an interview published Tuesday. “Well, I’m a serial monogamist, so I haven’t really had a large dating career,” Ms. Sarandon answered. “I married Chris Sarandon when I was 20, and that went on for quite a while — each of my relationships have. I haven’t exactly been in the midst of a lot of offers of any...
  • Ivy League school makes really dumb mistake

    02/17/2017 2:58:21 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 02/17/2017 | Amanda Woods
    Columbia University accidentally sent out false acceptance emails to 277 prospective students before recalling them this week. The messages — that the Ivy League university issued on Wednesday — told the applicants that they had been admitted to the Master’s program at the Mailman School of Public Health. Columbia said in a statement issued Friday that the letters were mistakenly sent out “due to human error,” but had no further details on the nature of that error. The school immediately discovered the mistake and quickly sent off apology emails within an hour, the statement said. “We deeply apologize for this...
  • No NCAA Bracket for Trump

    02/17/2017 2:53:10 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 20 replies
    http://legalinsurrection.com ^ | 002/17/2017 | Kemberley Kaye
    The network reached out to Trump’s staff and invited the president to fill out a bracket on-camera, just as President Barack Obama had the past several years. The network recently received word that Trump has passed. An ESPN spokesman said in a statement: “We expressed our interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket. They have respectfully declined.” White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an email to The Washington Post: “We look forward to working with ESPN on another opportunity in the near future.” Neither the White House nor ESPN had any details on what other opportunities...
  • Is Michael Savage Going to Join the Administration?

    02/17/2017 2:08:16 PM PST · by ml/nj · 61 replies
    vanity | Feb 17, 2017 | ML/NJ
    I don't get to listen much, mostly part of the second hour, but it seems to me that Savage has been dropping hints that he might be joining the Administration. Was he in Washington this week (when someone guest-hosted)? Will he be in Palm Beach this weekend? Has he been direct about this when I haven't been listening; or is it all just my imagination? ML/NJ
  • Roger Goodell won’t like this Gisele Bundchen celebration

    02/17/2017 1:57:32 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 9 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 02/17/2017 | Bobby Thompson
    It’s the same shirt that Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia was wearing when the team exited their return flight from Houston. CBS Sports reported the shirt “really bothered Goodell” and it “ticked some people off in the league office” that owner Robert Kraft allowed it to happen. Ever since Deflategate escalated, Goodell has deflected countless questions from the media about Brady’s suspension and avoided Gillette Stadium altogether. Although Goodell claimed it would be an “honor” to hand Brady the trophy, the exchange was awkward, and Kraft made some not-so-subtle mentions to the team overcoming the over-hyped controversy.
  • The State Of Texas Will Be Banning Transgender Bathrooms, The NFL Is Now Threatening Texas(tr)

    02/17/2017 1:44:27 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 71 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 02/17/2017 | Theodore Shoebat
    The NFL Is Now Threatening Texas, But The Governor Of Texas Tells The NFL To Go Straight To Hell! A coalition of pastors known as the Texas Pastor Council that spearheaded the defeat of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, known also as the “Bathroom Bill,” is now taking aim at the National Football League after the organization threatened to make Texas pay if the state passes a proposed transgender bathroom law introduced last month. Senate Bill 6, one of Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s legislative priorities, would require everyone to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and public universities based...
  • Leftist “historians” rate worst-ever US president Obama as 12th best

    02/17/2017 1:39:03 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 20 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 02/17/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians published on Friday. Obama’s 12th-place ranking only a month after leaving office is the best for any president since Ronald Reagan, who ranks ninth in the new survey. The list updates previous C-SPAN surveys compiled in 2009 and 2000. Historians gave Obama high marks for pursuing equality, managing the economy, public persuasion and “moral authority.” On the other hand, he was judged to have been below-average in handling international relations. Overall, he placed ahead of...
  • Mark-Viverito vows to block immigration forces from city buildings

    02/17/2017 12:05:16 AM PST · by EinNYC · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 16, 2017 | Michael Gartland
    City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito vowed Thursday to block federal agents from city property where New Yorkers get social services, saying the city would act as a “watchdog” against President Trump’s immigration policies. The properties include hospitals, court houses, homeless shelters and job centers.
  • President Trump Destroys Media - They Almost Cry In Multiple Responses

    02/16/2017 8:10:04 PM PST · by tony75034 · 19 replies
    whatfinger.com ^ | 2/16/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Donald Trump toys with a CNN reporter again, calling his network “very fake news” at today’s epic press conference where he pulled no punches and repeatedly called out the mainstream media for their bias and anti-Trump coverage. CNN’s Jake Tapper, NBC’s Chuck Todd, and Fox News’ Shepard Smith all threw a hissy fit about the way Trump treated the media. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.
  • Susan Sarandon: ‘My Sexual Orientation Is Up For Grabs’

    02/16/2017 5:15:40 PM PST · by drewh · 74 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | feb 17 2017 ast | by JEROME HUDSON
    Susan Sarandon opened up about her sexual orientation in an interview admitted that she might be attracted to both men and women. “My sexual orientation is up for grabs, I guess you could say,” the 70-year-old actress said. Sarandon is currently promoting her new upcoming FX television series, Feud, which will explore the behind-the-scenes battles between actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during the filming of the 1962 psychological thriller 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?' Sarandon, who broke off her 23-year relationship with actor Tim Robbins, said she hasn’t received many “offers” to date recently. “I haven’t really had...
  • Liberal Hysteria Won't Derail the Trump Train

    02/16/2017 3:13:26 PM PST · by ckinv368 · 11 replies
    Kinvig on Politics ^ | 2-16-17 | Cameron Kinvig
    We’re not even a month into the Trump Administration, and liberal thoughts have irrationally moved from hoping and planning for Hillary Clinton’s third run for President to just plain silliness—President Trump’s resignation or impeachment. To me, this signals good things. I haven’t seen liberals this upset and powerless for decades. While I believe liberal tears will keep me young, I just can’t understand how such smart people could be so seriously delusional. I recently read a Hoover Institution article by the “classically liberal” NYU law professor Richard Epstein, who suggested that President Trump should immediately resign. Not because of Trump’s...
  • Melania Trump Shows Off Hair Makeover — See Pics Of New Cut & Color

    02/16/2017 12:45:38 PM PST · by drewh · 100 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | Thu, February 16, 2017 1:24pm EST | Bonnie Fuller
    Melania Trump has a new look to go with her new role as First Lady! During an appearance at the White House, Melania debuted a slightly shorter haircut with new blonde highlights. Click ahead for all the details. Melania Trump, 46, decided to switch up her signature hairstyle after husband Donald Trump‘s inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20. Melania, who has reportedly been staying at Trump Tower in NYC with her and Donald’s ten-year-old son Barron Trump, showed off a fresh hairstyle at the White House on Feb. 15. Dressed in head-to-toe white as she met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
  • Planning always fail. But then why do the planners never give up?

    02/16/2017 11:24:18 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    Authors Susan S. Fainstein and James DeFilippis wrote a book titled Readings in Planning Theory, which is all about centralized planning. In the book, the two authors spend a lot of time focusing on early planners Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier, and here's their conclusion about the three men: (page 23) "Many people dream of a better world; Howard, Wright, and Le Corbusier each went a step further and planned one." This is what we're up against. If it was really "better", it wouldn't keep failing. "The more the planning fails, the more the planners plan." -...
  • Whatever Happened to Black Lives Matter? (Waahhmbulance Alert)

    02/16/2017 9:40:02 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    The Root ^ | 02/16/2016 | Michael Harriot
    Have you seen it? According to the laws of physics and the principles of nature, nothing disappears into thin air, so it must be around here somewhere. It was too big and loud to fall between the couch cushions or hide in the closet, so someone must have stolen it. Someone must have found a way to silence it. I know there were a lot of people who wished it would evaporate into the ether or slowly fizzle out, but I’m sure it can’t be all gone. What happened to Black Lives Matter? Barely a year ago, #BlackLivesMatter was on...
  • So ... you think you're disabled ?

    02/16/2017 7:32:31 AM PST · by knarf · 13 replies
    Sue Austin ^ | August 18, 2012 | Sue Austin
    A wheelchair unbound artist is amazing!This came in my FB page and after viewing it ... I HAD to share it. Here's her website
  • $325K Wedding for N.J. Bride Reportedly Canceled After Rehearsal Brawl

    02/15/2017 10:01:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 2/12 | Myles Ma
    A couple canceled their $325,000 Manhattan wedding after fighting broke out at the rehearsal dinner, leading to lawsuits from each family, the New York Post reported. The brawl broke out Oct. 28 after the father of erstwhile groom Bradley Moss refused to let the brother of bride-to-be Amy Bzura make a toast, according to a lawsuit filed by Amy's father, Bruce.
  • Meet Aisha, a Former Antelope Hunter Who Now Tracks Boko Haram

    02/15/2017 9:25:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Guardian ^ | Monday 13 February 2017
    How Aisha Bakari Gombi, ‘queen hunter’ in the fight against the world’s deadliest terror group, became a heroine in north NigeriaAs seven abducted women and four children were being taken deeper into Sambisa forest, Aisha Bakari Gombi received a call. The voice was familiar: an army commander asking her to assemble a group of hunters to track them down. The 11 had vanished earlier that day after a group of Boko Haram militants attacked their village, Daggu. Three local people were shot dead and cars, houses and food stores set ablaze. Daggu is a half-hour drive from Chibok where more...
  • Local Business Gives Back to Veterans

    02/15/2017 9:19:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    KTVL ^ | Wednesday, February 15th 2017 | Alexander Mesadieu
    A new business is giving back to veterans in a big way. EZ Sleep Mattress is giving out a free mattresses to Rogue Valley Veterans & Community Outreach for every mattress they sell over $599. Rogue Valley Veterans and Community Outreach is a local organization designed assist low-income and homeless veterans. For EZ Sleep Mattress owners, it's about more than just a sell. A veteran himself, co-owner Tony Kell served in the military for 12 years and is an Iraq combat veteran. Co-owner Mark Reeves says he is excited about this venture and giving back. "This is our business. This...
  • Trump Family Friend: Melania 'Unhappy' About Having to Live Out Donald's Dreams of Being POTUS

    02/15/2017 7:49:41 PM PST · by drewh · 59 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | 2.15.17 | Paula Mooney
    A new report claims that Melania is living Donald’s dream, according to the viewpoint of Phillip Bloch, a friend and stylist to the Trump Family. Along with Bloch’s claims about Melania being unhappy, another Trump Family source claimed that Mrs. Trump is “miserable” about how her life turned out as the wife of a president. “Melania is unhappy with how her life ended up.” The publication points to many recent events that claim to be almost too much to bear for Melania, who is a “deeply private” person. As Melania spends most of her time at Trump Tower in New...
  • CNN: Defense Dept. May Send US Troops to Syria to Fight ISIS

    02/15/2017 2:41:20 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 16 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 02/15/2017 | Todd Beamon
    Not really 'Fake News' - this is simply Non News. Tell us we already know , then congratulate yourself on your journalistic excellence! HA! The Defense Department might propose President Donald Trump send combat forces into northern Syria for the very first time to help defeat the Islamic State, according to news reports. Pentagon officials are considering the option — and it is among several being weighed by the agency, CNN reported. Defense Secretary James Mattis could present the option to the president at the end the month, in accordance with an executive order Trump signed in January calling for...
  • Why the killing of Kim Jong Un’s brother is a terrifying sign

    02/15/2017 2:29:56 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 33 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 02/15/2017 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother is another sign that North Korea’s ruthless leader has grown increasingly “desperate” — and the killing could have disastrous, destabilizing consequences, experts told The Post. Kim Jong Nam — the elder, exiled son of late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il — was poisoned by two female assassins at a Malaysian airport Monday, and all indications are that Kim Jong Un ordered the killing. If indeed proven to be true, the assassination was an “especially heinous act” in a society where the legitimacy of the regime is determined by bloodlines, according to Gordon...
  • Card. Burke sent to island of Guam, 12,155 km from Rome

    02/15/2017 2:24:03 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 2 replies
    https://www.ewtn.co.uk ^ | 02/15/2017 | N/A
    The Guam Daily Post reports: A tribunal from the Vatican, which will be led by a cardinal, is scheduled to hold a secret hearing on Guam this week to speak to at least one of the victims accusing Archbishop Anthony Apuron of sexual abuse. Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, a canon lawyer and former head of the Vatican’s supreme court, signed a decree on Feb. 3, 2017, requesting that one of Apuron’s accusers, Roland Sondia, appear personally before Burke later this week on Guam. The cardinal wrote the decree “in fulfilling the office of judge.” Sondia was being summoned “for the...
  • Suicide Bomber Drives Motorcycle Into Crowd Of Christian Demonstrators, Murders 14 People(tr)

    02/15/2017 2:19:18 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 15 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 02/15/2017 | Andrew Bieszad
    A radical Islamist group that killed 73 Christians and Muslisms in Lahore last Easter has carried out a bombing in the Pakistani capital Monday night, killing at least 14 people at a rally. Fourteen people were killed and another 59 injured, according to CNN, with Jamat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of Pakistan’s Tehreek-i Taliban, claiming responsibility. The blast occurred at Charing Cross in Lahore when a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into protestors. Mushtaq Sukhera, inspector general of police in Punjab Province, said that five police officers were among the dead, and said that the protest organized by Pakistan’s chemists and...
  • Islamic State video shows two young boys blowing themselves up as jihad suicide bombers

    02/15/2017 2:14:24 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 02/15/2017 | Robert Spencer
    ISIS has released a shocking new suicide video that shows two young boys driving up to enemy targets and blowing themselves up. It begins with the two fresh-faced youngsters, who look in their early teens, kneeling on a mound. Wearing combat gear and holding assault rifles, they each speak to the camera, preparing themselves for their early deaths. The clip then shows the bombers from Sinjar in Iraqi Kurdistan loading their rifles and smiling as one gets into his car rigged with explosives. It shows one child starting up the Hyundai and then driving with a beaming smile, before cutting...
  • RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

    02/15/2017 2:09:31 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 2 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 02/15/2017 | Bill Donohue
    On February 16, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice will hold a hearing on “The State of Religious Liberty in America.” Hopefully, it will accelerate the push to secure this most fundamental of freedoms. President Trump is considering an executive order on religious liberty, the draft of which holds much promise. But legislation is also needed: religious liberty is currently imperiled on several fronts. The war on religion—and that is exactly what it is—is being led by agents of government and activist groups seeking to impose a militant secular agenda on Americans. What drives them more...
  • Why no one can safely “dialogue” with demons

    02/15/2017 2:04:15 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 13 replies
    http://aleteia.org ^ | 025/15/2017 | Fr Robert McTeigue, SJ
    Subtitle: We are in a time full of possibilities for both light and darkness. We’ve seen so often those who misunderstand what the Church can offer the fallen world. Some ask the Church to respond to the demon of political violence with calls for “dialogue.” What those misguided folks mean, apparently, is that the Church must sit at a round table, one equal among many, and “dialogue” about human needs and flourishing, as if She did not already know what God intends for human life, and what God provides for human life through the Church alone. The only honest and...
  • Parents of transgender students appeal to Trump on bathrooms

    02/15/2017 9:38:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2017 10:51 AM EST | Maria Danilova
    Hundreds of parents across the country have called on President Donald Trump to embrace Obama-era protections for transgender students that allow them use to school bathrooms in accord with their gender identity. In a letter sent to the president by the Human Rights Campaign late Tuesday, more than 780 parents stressed that “all students deserve equal access to a safe, welcoming school and a high quality education no matter who they are.” The call follows a decision by the Trump administration last week to abandon a defense of the guidelines that had been issued by the Obama administration. A court...
  • Weapon for equipment

    02/15/2017 9:36:21 AM PST · by rey · 27 replies
    15 Feb 2017
    I had some one contact me from my ad on Craigslist offering me a trade, an AR 15 for a Shaver post pounder. I thought it very odd, especially as I am in CA and transfer is illegal. Definitely steering clear.
  • Ex-VP Biden elected chair of National Constitution Center

    02/15/2017 9:35:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2017 11:37 AM EST
    Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected chair of the board of trustees at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center. The center made the announcement Wednesday that Biden will succeed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose term ended in January. Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the center, says Biden’s “love for the constitution, and passion for teaching all Americans about its enduring principles, have inspired people around the world.” …
  • Senate/House Resolutions Look up

    02/15/2017 8:52:51 AM PST · by RedFox101 · 3 replies
    Anyone have a good site suggestion to look up current Senate/House Resolutions in progress? Thanks!
  • China warns U.S. against fresh naval patrols in South China Sea

    02/15/2017 8:50:06 AM PST · by Signalman · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/15/2017 | Reuters
    China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday warned Washington against challenging its sovereignty, responding to reports the United States was planning fresh naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea. On Sunday, the Navy Times reported that U.S. Navy and Pacific Command leaders were considering freedom of navigation patrols in the busy waterway by the San Diego-based Carl Vinson carrier strike group, citing unnamed defense officials. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said tension in the South China Sea had stabilized due to the hard work between China and Southeast Asia countries, and urged foreign nations including the U.S. to respect this.
  • 'Islam is taking over' Farage stunned as caller tells him fears for Britain

    02/15/2017 8:05:57 AM PST · by wtd · 25 replies
    UK Express ^ | 14 Feb 2017
    UKExpress: 'Islam is taking over' Farage stunned as caller tells him fears for BritainNIGEL Farage was left stunned after being told Islam is rapidly taking over Britain. audio at link
  • Vanity. THERE IS A NEW SENSE OF PURPOSE AT THE PENTAGON

    02/15/2017 6:14:43 AM PST · by native texan · 32 replies
    Self | Feb 15, 2017 | Self
    Received this e-mail this morning from a friend of ours about his son who works at the Pentagon: Good news at last! Our son, "Joe", works in a leadership position within US Special Operations, specializing in counter-terrorism, at the Pentagon. I spoke with him last night to get his view of how the first week of the Trump administration was perceived there. It was a short conversation but very informative. The difference he said is nothing short of amazing. It is almost as though you can feel it in the air, in the pace of people strides, in the expressions...
  • THE BARACK OBAMA “LEGACY”

    02/15/2017 5:25:18 AM PST · by MostlyAnti-Lib · 22 replies
    02-15-17 | TEDWINT
    Ostensibly, Ex-President Obama is going to be hanging around D.C. so that his daughters can continue their education in their present learning institutions. There are those, however, who suspect he will be heading up a “shadow government” that will surreptitiously oversee (translation: obstruct and subvert) the efforts of the new administration when it attempts to change/improve/repeal legislation, etc., that has become the law of the land… HIS LEGACY. What is it that constitutes this precious legacy? Of course, his Signature Legislation is the infamous Affordable Care Act, A.K.A.: Obamacare. This 24,000 page monstrosity, cobbled together by economist Jonathan Gruber, who...
  • Whoever brought down Flynn is actually running the country

    02/14/2017 11:01:42 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 52 replies
    News and Thought | 15 February 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    It is becoming apparent that some very powerful people behind the scenes have been running the country independently of who is in the Executive, Legislative or Judicial seats of power. When they get upset, they drive whomever they don't like or over whom they have no control out of power. These same people or entities have know all of the things that Obama and Hillary and those directed by them did, but said nothing about it because they were doing the bidding of the powerful. They also know what the media has been doing and obviously approve of it. All...