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  • Christmas trees are now going for $1K in NYC

    12/05/2016 7:53:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Yuletide capitalism is running rampant this year — with the cost of a Christmas tree topping $1,000 in one Manhattan neighborhood. Longtime Greenwich Village tree seller Heather Neville said Sunday that her tallest — and priciest — offering will command an astonishing $77 per foot from any buyer who can’t haul it home. “This 13-foot tree — a beautiful fir — is $750, and with delivery, installation with a stand and tip would be $1,000,” said Neville, who bills herself as the NYC Tree Lady. Neville, 40, broke down the add-ons as $200 for the stand, $25 for delivery and...
  • Gun Rights Enthusiasts Vow To ‘Go On Offense’ Under Trump

    12/04/2016 3:19:33 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 12/4/16 | WCCO.com/AP
    Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump’s campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands. Among their priorities: eliminating gun-free zones at schools, reducing requirements for background checks and ensuring that concealed carry handgun permits from one state are recognized everywhere in the U.S. “This is our historic moment to go on offense and to defeat the forces that have aligned against our freedom once and for all,” Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the National Rifle Association, said in a video after...
  • Oakland warehouse operator sparks outrage for mourning loss of venue — not victims

    12/04/2016 3:05:01 PM PST · by grundle · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 4, 2016 | Dylan Stableford
    The operator of the converted warehouse in Oakland, Calif., where a fire broke out during a dance party on Friday night, killing at least 30 people, has been widely criticized over his initial response to the tragedy. “Everything I worked so hard for is gone,” Derick Ion Almena wrote in a Facebook post early Saturday morning. “Blessed that my children and Micah were at a hotel safe and sound … it’s as if I have awoken from a dream filled with opulence and hope … to be standing now in poverty of self worth.” Almena’s post was met with immediate...
  • Afghan immigrant arrested over murder of daughter of senior EU official

    12/04/2016 11:39:50 AM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | December 4, 2016 | James Rothwell
    Full title: Afghan asylum seeker arrested over murder of German medical student who was daughter of senior EU official teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested after he reportedly confessed to murdering the daughter of a senior EU official. Maria Ladenburger, a 19-year-old medical student, was raped and killed shortly after leaving a student party in Freiburg, southern Germany, on October 19. According to German media reports, the 17-year-old suspect will stand trial early next year. Ms Ladenburger was the daughter of Dr Clemens Ladenburger, who since 2008 has been an assistant to the director of the European Commission's legal...
  • A Letter From IBM's CEO To Trump Caused An Employee To Quit ...

    12/04/2016 6:53:29 AM PST · by NCjim · 66 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 3, 2016 | Dan Pontefract
    Elizabeth Wood used to work at IBM. She recently resigned from her position as senior content strategist, a job she held for the previous two years. People resign all the time from roles, so that is nothing new. What is different about Ms. Wood’s resignation is a) why we she did it and b) what she did next. On November 15, 2016, Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO of IBM, unleashed an open letter that—among other things—offered President-elect Donald Trump suggestions to help America. In her note, Rometty wrote, “I know that you are committed to help America’s economy grow...
  • Trump invites Philippine president who called Obama a 'son of a b****' to visit the White House

    12/03/2016 5:43:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/02/16 | Francesca Chambers
    President-elect Donald Trump extended an offer to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House next year, an aide to the foreign leader says. Christopher Go, a special adviser to Duterte, says the president-elect and the Philippine leader had a 'very engaging, animated' talk today that lasted more than seven minutes. Duterte lost out on a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama this fall after calling him a 'son of a b****'. The Philippine president has professed a kinship with Trump, whose cursing on the campaign trail raised eyebrows more than once. Duterte also ran on an anti-establishment and...
  • Tucker Embarrass Newsweek Editor On MADAM PRESIDENT

    12/03/2016 1:53:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/02/16
    Tucker Embarrass Newsweek Editor On MADAM PRESIDENThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiBXBJ_TQsI    
  • Black Man Arrested for Anti-Black Racist Graffiti [and yet another fake hate crime]

    12/02/2016 7:31:56 PM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 2, 2016 | Mark Dice
  • CBS Boston Freelancer Tweets ‘Trump Died Sleeping’ Calms Him, Network Denies Employment

    12/02/2016 5:15:20 PM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 30, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Twitter is a great place for journalists to vent and to leak their liberal bias for all to see. And exactly that happened Tuesday night when CBS Boston Freelance Writer David Leavitt tweeted, “’Trump died sleeping’ #CalmMeDownIn3Words.” Leavitt’s tweet has garnered over 900 retweets, more than 2,300 likes, and almost 2,000 responses, many of them negative. "Trump died sleeping" #CalmMeDownIn3Words — David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) November 30, 2016 As outrageous has Leavitt’s tweet was, CBS Boston’s public relations kneejerk reaction was flat out ridiculous. The local news outlet responded to more than 100 irate twitter users, first proclaiming, “Mr. Leavitt is...
  • Anthony Weiner too broke to stay in sex rehab

    12/02/2016 3:25:12 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 78 replies
    Anthony Weiner is apparently so broke that he had to cut short his rehabilitation for sexting addiction at a Tennessee ranch. “His family wanted him to stay 90 days, but he had to leave because he ran out of money,” one source told me. It is believed Weiner — known as Carlos Danger by some crotch-shot recipients — was billed $25,000 for the 35-day program at the Recovery Ranch. “His parents took out a mortgage on their house to pay for his rehab,” my source said. The former congressman is unemployable and potentially in debt. The Post reported Friday he’s...
  • Comet Ping Pong Will Beef Up Security at Music Shows After Harassment From Conspiracy Theorists

    12/02/2016 12:44:06 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 6 replies
    Washingtonian ^ | 12/01/16 | Benjamin Freed
    Music shows at the Chevy Chase pizza restaurant Comet Ping Pong will now have visible police or private-security presences in the wake of a campaign of online harassment from conspiracy theorists who have peddled a rumor that the venue is the nexus of a child-abuse ring. “Comet Ping Pong, like any respectable venue, is dedicated to creating a safe and inviting space for all of our concert-goers,” a statement on the restaurant’s Facebook page reads. “There have been no hostile situations at the venue, and we do not anticipate any altercations as much of the harassment has occurred online, but...
  • The 1925 Match That Ensured Pro Wrestling's Future Would Be Fixed

    12/02/2016 12:11:09 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 15 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | December 1, 2016 | Paul DeBenedetto
    It was 1925, and pro wrestling was big business. A throng of fans had packed themselves into a Kansas City convention hall, expecting to see champion Ed “Strangler” Lewis easily defeat Wayne “Big” Munn, a noted former NCAA football player. Munn was a newcomer to the wrestling world, and this was his first true test. Surely, fans thought, he would wipe the floor with the novice. What the fans got instead was an outcome so unthinkable it created a buzz that shot around the arena. The air was electric. After less than 40 minutes, Munn had defeated the great champion,...
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  • North Carolina man says he set wildfires because he was bored

    12/02/2016 11:19:37 AM PST · by Resettozero · 29 replies
    http://www.foxcarolina.com/ ^ | Dec 02, 2016 12:00 PM EST | Keith Mann
    ASHEVILLE, NC - A man charged with setting fires in western North Carolina told authorities he did it out of boredom. In court documents, U.S. Forest Service agent Brian Southard says Keith Mann of Franklin told him he set two fires in Macon County because "I was just bored." Media outlets report Mann also said he "wanted to see something burn" and didn't have much to live for after his wife left him. The 49-year-old was arrested Wednesday and charged with destroying real property by means of fire. The fires started Oct. 27 and Nov. 22 and burned 16 acres....
  • Kellogg Foundation Gave Big to Soros Organization, Tides Foundation

    12/02/2016 10:56:17 AM PST · by bobk333 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/02/16 | Lee Stranahan
    The institutional left’s funding behemoth W.K. Kellogg Foundation has partnered with and given major donations to George Soros’s Open Society Institute and the Tides Center as part of its massive push to promote a far-left agenda. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is the nonprofit arm of cereal and sweets giant Kellogg’s, based in Battle Creek, Michigan. The Kellogg Company is chiefly known for its breakfast brands, including Special K™ cereal, Eggo® waffles, and Pop-Tarts®; but its namesake nonprofit W.K. Kellogg Foundation is one of the largest institutional funders in the world and is the seventh largest philanthropic foundation in the United...
  • Singaporean Immigrant MILO Fan: We Must Defeat The Left [three minute video]

    12/02/2016 10:05:25 AM PST · by grundle · 2 replies
  • Oh, to be a fly on the wall during Baker-Trump phone call

    12/02/2016 6:07:55 AM PST · by luke1825 · 5 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12-2 | peter lucas
    Gov. Charlie Baker revealed Monday that he had spoken by phone with President-elect Donald Trump, whom he did not support, after his election. Although the conversation was private, this column has obtained a totally bogus, invented transcript of the conversation. It went like this:
  • Trump- There Is No Global Flag, No Global Currency, No Global Citizenship

    12/02/2016 5:43:08 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/01/16
    Trump- There Is No Global Flag, No Global Currency, No Global Citizenship. We Will Be United As Americanshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bScAqEEdKHs    
  • Mitch Horowitz: Reagan First President to Embrace Positive Thinking

    12/02/2016 5:21:01 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/06/2014 | Robert Wilde
    The author told Breitbart News Executive Chairman and host Stephen K. Bannon that the idea of “positive thinking” has been a crucial but misunderstood concept in America. Bannon agreed and pointed out early in the program that from President Reagan’s outlook that “Nothing is Impossible”... He cites that Norman Vincent Peale, who was widely derided in the intellectual culture, revealed that scripture is laden with ideas that the mind has “positive powers.” Horowitz defends Peale as someone who worked very hard laboring over scripture and was not mistaken in believing that it embodied a “Theology of Self Affirmation. It didn’t...
  • "The Bubble" - SNL pokes fun at liberals, for once

    12/02/2016 5:12:43 AM PST · by OldGuard1 · 19 replies
    This is a change; apparently Saturday Night Live has switched gears from nonstop making fun of Trump to making fun of the liberal snowflakes who can't get over the election, by doing a sketch about a new bubble-covered city being built for them to live in isolation so that they can go on pretending that Trump isn't president. "Plannig is underway to give you everything you need! (Except police and firemen - we haven't found any who are willing to live here yet..)"
  • Starting Today, Feds Can Hack Millions Of Devices With One Warrant

    12/02/2016 4:52:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/01/16 | Tyler Durden
    On Thursday, December 1, a vital Supreme Court order is set to go into effect that dramatically expands the surveillance power of federal agents.The impending alteration to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure softens the legal requirements for obtaining search and seizure warrants that grant the government remote access to individual’s computers and phones. In the past, law enforcement was required to obtain a warrant from a judge within the jurisdiction where the proposed search was going take place.Under this new system, however, if an individual is using technology to conceal their location, the warrant is considered valid regardless of jurisdiction. A single authorization will...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dems are carping about the expense of Melania staying in New York

    12/01/2016 10:49:55 PM PST · by Vendome · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/01/2016 | Ronald Kessler
    Biden uses Air Force Two and Marine Two like a taxi service, says author of a book about the Secret Service Democrats outraged at the huge cost of Melania Trump remaining in New York so Barron can finish his school year But Air Force records show that VP Biden would think nothing of flying back and forth to Wilmington multiple times on the same day From the time Biden took office in January 2009 until March 2013 the vice president's trips cost taxpayers $979,680 for fuel and maintenance In addition, Secret Service rents more than 20 condominiums in Greenville, Del.,...
  • Senators crafting bill to limit deportations under Trump (Durbin and Graham)

    12/01/2016 8:44:36 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 61 replies
    Hill ^ | 12/01/16 | Alex Bolton
    Senators crafting bill to limit deportations under Trump Democratic and Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are working on legislation that would limit deportations if President-elect Donald Trump repeals President Obama’s executive orders on illegal immigration. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), both members of the panel, are crafting a bill to shield children living in the country illegally from being deported if they grew up in the United States and have stayed out of trouble. The bill is likely to have the support of another Republican on the committee, Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.)....
  • BREAKING: McCain and Graham Seek to Gut 9/11 Bill to Immunize Foreign Governments Funding Terrorists

    12/01/2016 6:51:17 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/30/16 | Patrick Poole
    In a Senate floor speech today, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham announced that they are offering an amendment to strip a key element of the recently passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act (JASTA) that clarifies U.S. law for civil claims against foreign governments for funding terrorism. JASTA was passed in the Senate in May with no objections, and passed the House of Representatives unanimously in September. President Obama promptly vetoed the bill. The Senate and House successfully voted to override the veto and the bill became law. McCain and Graham specifically said they want to strip the "discretionary...
  • Weiner is spotted in New York as estranged wife Huma Abedin gets all gussied up to welcome him home

    12/01/2016 6:12:11 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/1/16 | Ben Ashford
    Anthony Weiner has returned to New York from a more than a month-long stint in a Tennessee rehab, spotted at the apartment he still shares with his estranged wife Huma Abedin and their son, four-year-old Jordan. Earlier on Tuesday, Huma treated herself to a blowout at Elizabeth Arden's Red Door Salon before getting her nails manicured at Blooming Nails in New York. Huma, 40, braved the New York downpour in the name of beauty navigating her way through the rain for her afternoon of grooming before returning to the couple's shared apartment. Last August she announced that she was splitting...
  • Anthony Weiner Fined $65,000 for Campaign Finance Violations (Plus another $195,000)

    12/01/2016 6:04:27 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 14 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 11/30/16 | L David Goodman
    The news keeps getting worse for Anthony D. Weiner. Mr. Weiner, the disgraced former congressman whose lewd text message exchanges with a teenager spurred new federal scrutiny of Hillary Clinton’s emails in the final days of the presidential campaign, was fined $65,000 on Thursday by New York City’s Campaign Finance Board for violations during his failed bid for mayor in 2013. Mr. Weiner’s campaign, which raised and spent millions stretching back to the 2009 race when he first made a run for mayor, is also required to return its remaining balance of $195,000, which the board said was unspent public...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 2 December 2016

    12/01/2016 5:56:28 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 117 replies
    December 1, 2016 | Santa's Helpers
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew?Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our AWESOME...
  • Joe McKnight, Former Jets Player, Is Fatally Shot in Louisiana

    12/01/2016 5:24:37 PM PST · by blueyon · 13 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 12/01/16 | By CHRISTOPHER MELE and BEN SHPIGEL
    Joe McKnight, who played three seasons for the Jets and was a standout at the University of Southern California, was fatally shot in Louisiana on Thursday, the authorities said. McKnight, 28, was shot “multiple times,”...........
  • Castro’s Millions: Fidel’s Family Expected to Secure Estimated $900 Million Estate

    12/01/2016 10:37:05 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/16 | Frances Martel
    Cuban dictator Fidel Castro reportedly left behind millions in private mansions, yachts, private islands, and even a personal cheese factory. While the Castro family has imposed a mandatory nine-day mourning period over Cuba, questions remain as to who will inherit the head of state’s fortune. While fellow communists and assorted global leftist elites are using the occasion of his death to praise Fidel Castro as a hero of the poor, reports from both defectors within Castro’s world and journalists using publicly available information have estimated the Castro family fortune to be in the millions. The closest realistic number estimating Castro’s net...
  • Fund to Help Victims of Tragic Smoky Mountain Wildfires

    11/30/2016 8:22:07 PM PST · by NellieMae · 40 replies
    http://dollywoodfoundation.org/ Here is a link to help out those affected by the horrible wildfires in the Smoky Mountains. There have been over 14,000 people evacuated,at least seven dead,several missing and hundreds of homes and businesses have been totally destroyed. The impact on that area will be tremendous for a long time.
  • Man 'cured' of prostate cancer after doctors shock tumour to death with testosterone

    11/30/2016 7:21:13 PM PST · by Enterprise · 26 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 30 NOVEMBER 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    A man with advanced prostate cancer is believed to be cured after doctors 'shocked' his tumour to death with huge amounts of testosterone. The result has been described as 'unexpected' and 'exciting' because most prostate cancer therapies work by depriving tumours of testosterone, because cancer uses it as a fuel.
  • Sorry, New York Times, But ‘Smart Guns’ Are A Dumb Idea

    11/30/2016 4:22:05 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/30/16 | Daniel Payne
    The New York Times has a problem with guns. The problem is both personal and professional, namely: the fellows who run the Times do not know all that much about guns, and they do not care to take any steps to learn about them. The problem manifests itself heterogeneously: they cannot seem to get guns right no matter how they approach them. They do not understand concealed carry laws. They do not understand gun statistics. They do not understand assault weapons bans. They do not understand the rules of NRA conventions. They do not understand Australia’s gun control laws. They...
  • Victims’ families oppose (Establishment Republican) senators’ bid to alter Sept. 11 law

    11/30/2016 4:06:13 PM PST · by bobk3 · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/30/16 | Richard Lardner
    The families of Sept. 11 victims are voicing their opposition to a proposed change to a new law that allows them to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged backing of the attackers. In a statement Wednesday, they say the adjustment would “effectively gut” the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. Saudi Arabia, a critical U.S. ally in the Middle East, sought to prevent the law from being passed. Republicans John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina say their measure is necessary to ensure lawsuits can only be brought against countries that knowingly engaged in the financing or...
  • Tim Kaine initially blames ‘gun violence’ for Ohio State car-and-knife attack

    11/30/2016 3:52:42 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Monday he was saddened by the “senseless act of gun violence” at Ohio State University, even though the attacker used a butcher knife and a car. Mr. Kaine, who ran on the 2016 Democratic ticket with presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, was accused of pushing a gun-control agenda after his Twitter post blaming firearms for the siege. Eleven people were injured in a rampage by Somali-born student Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who drove into a crowd on a sidewalk and then chased bystanders with a knife in what is being investigated as a possible act of...
  • Sanders: Trump’s ‘Totally Insane’ Tweets Have ‘Hidden’ Messages (Video)

    11/30/2016 2:32:22 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/16
    Tuesday on TBS’s “Conan,” former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said President-elect Donald Trump’s “delusional” and “totally insane” tweets have “hidden” his messages. Discussing Trump’s tweet about illegal voters, Sanders said, “When he says that, he is really sending a signal to Republicans all over this country, Republican leaders. What he is saying is we have got to suppress the vote. We have got to make it harder for poor people, people of color, immigrants, elderly people to participate because they may be voting against us. And that is scary stuff. On Trump’s flag burning tweet Sanders said...
  • #DumpKelloggs: Breakfast Brand Blacklists Breitbart, Declares Hate for 45,000,000 Readers

    11/30/2016 1:49:40 PM PST · by blueyon · 112 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/30/16 | by Breitbart News
    Kellogg Co. announced on Tuesday its decision to pull ads from conservative media giant Breitbart.com because its 45,000,000 monthly conservative readers are not “aligned with our values as a company.” In response, Breitbart News, one of the world’s top news publishers, has launched a #DumpKelloggs petition and called for a boycott of the ubiquitous food manufacturer.
  • Reddit to crack down on abuse after CEO is targeted

    11/30/2016 12:59:51 PM PST · by bobk3 · 31 replies
    Social media website Reddit Inc, known for its commitment to free speech, will crack down on online harassment by banning or suspending users who target others, starting with those who have directed abuse at Chief Executive Steve Huffman. Huffman said in an interview with Reuters that Reddit's content policy prohibits harassment, but that it had not been adequately enforced. "Personal message harassment is the most cut and dry," he said. "Right now we are in an interesting position where my inbox is full of them, it's easy to start with me." As well as combing through Huffman's inbox, Reddit will...
  • Barney Frank: Scalia Was ‘The Leading Advocate of Fag-Burning’

    11/30/2016 12:53:48 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/16
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” former Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) quipped that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia “was actually the leading advocate of fag-burning, not flag burning,” which caused confusion for President-Elect Donald Trump. Frank, after noting that Justice Antonin Scalia opposed bans on flag-burning, said Trump “cited Scalia as his favorite judge. I think there was a pronunciation problem there. Scalia was actually the leading advocate of fag-burning, not flag-burning, and I think that’s where he got himself a little confused.”
  • CLEARED: North Carolina cop blameless in racially-charged shooting that sparked days of riots

    11/30/2016 12:46:40 PM PST · by bobk3 · 29 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 11/30/16
    The North Carolina cop whose shooting of a black man in September touched off riots and helped fan fanned racial flames around the nation will not face charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday as he painstakingly laid out evidence the dead man brandished an illegal gun at police and ignored repeated commands to drop it. Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray determined that Officer Brentley Vinson's actions in killing Keith Lamont Scott were justified. “We cannot know what Scott’s intention was that day,” Murray said. Scott's family has said he was not armed. Murray held an extensive news conference and displayed a...
  • Capitol Hill Conservatives Prepping for Budget Fight Before Christmas Recess

    11/30/2016 12:29:44 PM PST · by bobk3 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/16 | Neil W. McCabe
    Capitol Hill conservatives are preparing for a fight over funding the federal government after the current funding legislation expires Dec. 9, as President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid take their last bite from the apple before both men return to private life. Much of the anxiety for Capitol Hill conservatives is that they fear Republican leaders will use the lame duck session to pass many of the president’s priorities and treat his final budget bill as a last chance to grant favors to lobbyists that would not pass muster under President-elect Donald J. Trump. In the continuing...
  • Hello Saudi Arabia [Saudi Arabia has a very high rate of homosexuality - six minute video]

    11/30/2016 12:06:47 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 2, 2012 | Pat Condell
  • "We are poorer for the things you are looking at in these pictures"

    11/30/2016 11:58:08 AM PST · by pabianice · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/2016 | Dickerman
    This is a good example of Liberal Psychosis. It bemoans the making poorer an America which out-spent the Russians on Cold War systems and equipment. Somehow, to the author, having defeated the USSR in the Cold War, has made America poorer, worse-off. Clearly, he wishes Russia had won the Cold War, to make America richer, more successful. I have not seen a more stupid article in a long time. Thank you, Washington Post, for reassuring us that Liberals know absolutely nothing about the real world. merit.
  • Shaq: Time to give Trump a chance

    11/30/2016 10:16:00 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/16 | Judy Kurtz
    Basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal says Donald Trump won the election “fair and square,” and rather than call for recounts, voters should give the president-elect a chance. “We have a process that’s been going on forever,” the NBA Hall of Famer told ITK on Wednesday. “And whoever wins, you just hope he does what he says he’s going to do. You know, candidate Trump promised a lot of people a lot of things. “Now that he’s president-elect, you just hope that he can make the world a better place. He won fair and square. We have to give him a chance,”...
  • OF COURSE! Obama Blames Democrat Losses On His Favorite Boogeyman: FOX News

    11/30/2016 7:43:19 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/30/16 | Aleister
    During his presidency, Obama has presided over the biggest losses for the Democratic Party since the early 1900’s but he is completely incapable of taking any responsibility for this. Our biased and corrupt media attacks Trump relentlessly then runs away crying every time he hits them back. Obama gets nothing but praise from the media but can’t stand the fact that one network (FOX) has dared to question him on occasion. He’s been at war with FOX News since the beginning of his presidency and they’re still his favorite scapegoat. Here’s what Obama said in a recent interview with Rolling...
  • Heartless family leaves escaped dog at shelter, adopts new pup

    11/30/2016 5:53:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 83 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 29, 2016
    Heartless family leaves escaped dog at shelter, adopts new pup By Chris Perez November 29, 2016 | 6:09pm A California family is being hounded on Facebook after they were caught on camera doing their dog dirty — getting her all happy and excited to leave an animal control shelter and then adopting a new four-legged best friend, instead. Heart-wrenching video posted on Monday by a worker at the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control center in Downey shows the German Shepherd, Zuzu, frantically wagging her tail and barking for joy after spotting her despicable owners. The pooch...
  • CBSBoston worker's tweet: "Trump Died Sleeping" in response to #CalmMeDownIn3Words

    11/30/2016 5:17:26 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 48 replies
    Twitter ^ | raccoonradio
    CBSBoston worker David Leavitt, @David_Leavitt tweeted "Trump died sleeping" as a response to the meme #CalmMeDownIn3Words. He is hearing some reponse to it.
  • Huge fire forces evacuations at Gatlinburg, Tennessee, arson suspected (First Israel, Now US)

    11/30/2016 5:09:43 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 36 replies
    RT ^ | 11-29-2016 | Staff
    A roaring 500-acre fire is threatening structures in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where officials have ordered mandatory evacuations. Roads near Great Smoky Mountains National Park are closed, as firefighters battle the flames and gusty winds. There have been no fatalities so far, but three burn victims are in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, the Tennessean reported. Officials suspect arson in the fire, which started over the weekend. More than 100 structures have been destroyed by the massive fire, including the home of Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner.
  • BREAKING: Trump and United Tech. reach agreement on keeping... factory jobs in Carrier (trunc)

    11/29/2016 4:23:05 PM PST · by pissant · 62 replies
    Twitter/CNBC ^ | 11.29.16 | CNBC Twitter
    Full Title: BREAKING: Trump team and United Technologies reach agreement on keeping close to 1,000 factory jobs in Carrier plant in Indiana - sources
  • SEAN HANNITY: Hillary's recount scheme exposes media double standard

    11/29/2016 3:19:31 PM PST · by bobk3 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/29/16 | Sean Hannity (opinion)
    Hillary Clinton's campaign is supporting recount efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania that are led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. This is insanity. It's all about trying to undermine a democratic election, and of course, Donald Trump's decisive victory. The idea for challenging election results appears to come from a conspiracy theory that the alt-radical left is now pushing. They're claiming that voting machines in those states were hacked, and maybe by the Russians! It wasn't that long ago that Hillary Clinton was slamming Donald Trump for saying at the third debate that he would wait until after the...
  • The Trump Effect: The Impact of The 2016 Presidential Election on Our Nation's Schools

    11/29/2016 2:37:06 PM PST · by bobk3 · 25 replies
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