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  • 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...
  • CUBAN: 'I was dumb enough to think I would be able to talk people out of voting for Donald Trump'

    11/28/2016 4:19:22 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 117 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | November 28, 2016 | Allan Smith
    Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban recently laid out on his blog how he believes President-elect Donald Trump utilized the mainstream media to pull off a huge upset and win the election. Cuban added he was "dumb" for thinking he could convince people to not vote for the bombastic real-estate magnate. In a post published earlier this month on Blog Maverick, Cuban said the Trump campaign was "a lot smarter and able to rally" mainstream media "haters" and turn them into Trump "believers and voters" in key states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. [snip] "We were the bad guys," he wrote. "We...
  • No, Conservatism Should Not Embrace Populism

    11/27/2016 12:38:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | November 26, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Populism? No thanks. I am not now, nor will I ever be, a populist. Evidently, that separates me from a growing number of commentators, including some conservatives, wistfully engaged in Washington's latest fad: over-interpreting Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election. The normally sensible Mike Lee, Republican senator from Utah, took to our pages to plead the case of "principled populism" -- which is akin to calling for a sober Bacchanalia. Not surprisingly, Senator Lee's brief doesn't get very far before strangling in its own illogic, as odes to populism inevitably do. The "characteristic weakness" of populism, he tells...
  • San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick praises Fidel Castro for investing in education

    11/24/2016 6:17:30 AM PST · by detective · 64 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | November 23, 2016 | Hal Habib.
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who caused a controversy early this season by wearing a T-shirt that contained an image of Fidel Castro, praised Castro’s educational system in a heated conference call with the South Florida media Wednesday. Kaepernick began a national debate in September when he refused to stand for the national anthem to protest inequality and oppression in America. Kaepernick, whose 49ers play the Dolphins on Sunday, continues to kneel during the anthem. When pressed about the shirt, Kaepernick first pointed out that Malcolm X also was pictured. Kaepernick said he supports Malcolm X and his willingness...
  • Colin Kaepernick: People blaming him for ratings “need to look in the mirror”

    11/24/2016 3:51:00 AM PST · by kevcol · 55 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | November 24, 2016 | Darin Gantt
    During a conference call with Miami reporters, Kaepernick was asked about polls that suggested his protest was one of the reasons for the decline. “They’re not watching football because of my stance about fighting systematic oppression and wanting the same equality and freedom for all people? I would say they probably need to look in the mirror at what they value,” Kaepernick said, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
  • Kaepernick stands behind decision not to vote for president

    11/15/2016 3:10:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 6:05 PM EST | Janie McCauley
    Colin Kaepernick is standing behind his decision not to vote in the presidential election or even register to take part in the democratic process, saying he can effect change in other ways besides through a ballot. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has knelt through the national anthem all season to protest police brutality and the treatment of minorities, drawing criticism and acclaim alike. He took more heat for not voting last week. “I thought a lot of different things about the process and what I could and couldn’t do,” he said Tuesday. “Once again, the system of oppression is what...
  • Dukakis to Dems: Ending Electoral College ‘top’ priority

    11/13/2016 12:32:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 101 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/13/16 | Mark Hensch
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis says his party must do everything in its power to abolish the Electoral College. “Hillary won this election, and when all the votes are all counted, by what will likely be more than a million votes,” he wrote of the Democratic presidential nominee in an email to Politico Sunday. ADVERTISEMENT “So how come she isn’t going to the White House in January?” the 1988 Democratic standard-bearer asked. "Because of an anachronistic Electoral College system that should have been abolished 150 years ago. “That should be at the top of the Democratic priority list while...
  • Olbermann: Trump’s Wait-and-See Approach on Election Results ‘the Moral Equivalent of Treason’

    10/23/2016 9:38:44 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 79 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 22 Oct 2016 | Jeff Poor
    In his latest video commentary of GQ magazine, Keith Olbermann weighed on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s refusal to say he would absolutely accept the outcome of November’s general election. Trump told moderator Chris Wallace at the final presidential debate he would have to wait and see if he would accept those results, to which Olbermann said was “the moral equivalent of treason.” “This is the moral equivalent of treason,” Olbermann declared.
  • Michelle Obama sets her garden in stone

    10/05/2016 4:19:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 85 replies
    politico.com ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH
    First lady Michelle Obama is making sure that whoever inhabits the White House next doesn’t rip out her iconic vegetable garden — at least not without a big fuss. Obama Wednesday afternoon unveiled a much bigger version of the garden that uses cement, stone and steel to make it a more permanent fixture on the South Lawn. The updates are seen not just as preserving Obama’s garden — recognized globally as a symbol of local food — but also as a way to dissuade, say, a President Donald Trump from scrapping it the way Ronald Reagan tore out Jimmy...
  • Obama’s tragic admission: He’s learned nothing as president

    10/05/2016 2:26:54 PM PDT · by bkopto · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/4/2016 | Michael Goodwin
    News flash: President Obama didn’t learn anything in eight years in the White House. And he’s proud of it. As Obama admitted in an interview with New York magazine: “If you go back and you read speeches I made when I was running for the US Senate in 2003, or if you go back further and you look at statements I made when I was on the Harvard Law Review, my worldview is pretty consistent.” The comment was a point of pride, which makes it doubly tragic. Once the smartest man in the room, always the smartest man in the...
  • Hillary Clinton Clicked on ‘Porn Link’ That Was Actually Phishing Attack

    09/02/2016 11:16:59 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 58 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Sep 2nd, 2016
    You just can’t make this up… The Smoking Gun reported: The FBI’s Hillary Clinton investigation turned up evidence that her e-mail accounts were targeted in multiple “spear phishing” attacks, one of which may have tricked the then-Secretary of State into clicking a malicious link included in the correspondence. An FBI investigative report released today includes a section on the “cyber targeting” of Clinton’s “personal E-mail and Associated Accounts” during her tenure at the State Department. Though riddled with redactions, the FBI report reveals that Clinton became concerned about the legitimacy of an e-mail purportedly sent to her “from the personal...
  • Kaine: You Have to Respect What Kaepernick's Doing According to His Conscience

    09/01/2016 4:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 1, 2016 | David Rutz
    Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) said Thursday that “you’ve got to respect” San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit down during the national anthem as a sign of protest of America’s treatment of minorities, adding he would do it differently if it were him. At Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Chargers, which will feature a Salute to the Military event, Kaepernick is expected to sit again during the national anthem. Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos asked Kaine about it during the latter’s run of media appearances Thursday morning. “You’re the father of...
  • Woman crashes, flips SUV during test drive in Va.

    08/20/2016 1:21:16 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 70 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 20, 2016 1:22 pm | Valerie Bonk
    A driver taking an SUV for a spin struck four cars and flipped the vehicle on its side at a dealership in Ballston, Virginia. WASHINGTON — A test drive took a dangerous turn Friday when a woman trying out a Mercedes struck four cars and flipped the vehicle on its side at a dealership in Virginia, NBC Washington reported. At about 11:30 a.m., a female driver and three passengers were test-driving a Mercedes SUV in the parking lot of the Mercedes-Benz of Arlington dealership on North Glebe Road in Ballston when the woman accelerated at a high rate of speed,...
  • Hey Rove! Shut your ugly pie hole you backstabbing bastard!

    08/12/2016 1:29:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 115 replies
    Re: Rove on Fox News TV ranting about Trump defending himself from GOPe traitors
    Hey Rove! Shut your ugly pie hole you backstabbing bastard!
  • Ashley Judd On Trump: ‘He’s A Chest Gazer, A Breast Gazer’

    07/29/2016 9:27:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 172 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | JULY 29, 2016 | KATIE JERKOVICH
    Ashley Judd said every time she has spoken to Donald Trump he has spent more time looking at her chest than her face. In an interview with Jezebel, the 48-year-old actress talked about how she has known the Republican presidential nominee for more than 15 years through a friend and referred to Trump as a “chest gazer.” (RELATED:Why is Ashley Judd campaigning everywhere but Kentucky?)
  • Congressman: Jewish Settlers Are Like Termites

    07/25/2016 10:51:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/25/16 | Adam Kredo
    A Democratic member of the House Armed Services Committee compared Jewish Israeli settlers to termites on Monday while speaking at an event sponsored by an anti-Israel organization that supports boycotts of the Jewish state. Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) launched into a tirade against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians, comparing Jewish people who live in disputed territories to “termites” that destroy homes. Johnson also compared Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a remark that drew vocal agreement from those in the room. “There has been a steady [stream], almost like termites can get...
  • Six maps that will make you rethink the world

    06/29/2016 8:35:55 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2016 | Ana Swanson
    "We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete. Khanna is the author of the new book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” in which he argues that the arc of global history is undeniably bending toward integration. Instead of the boundaries that separate sovereign nations, the lines that we should put on our maps are the high-speed railways, broadband cables and shipping...
  • Axeslinger's opus...

    05/31/2016 2:19:09 PM PDT · by Axeslinger II · 191 replies
    A few days ago | Axeslinger
    Apparently this never got posted here because of the limitations of probation, so here you go: So...here we are...18 years. Mostly good. Clintons a Liar, Dr Raouls costumes, AppyPappy's daughter singing the National Anthem, Kristinns wonderful reporting. The repugnant lies of Classy Green Eyed Blonde and DeepInTheHurtgenForest. The surreal cryptic posts of quidam. The lib trolls like Eschoir. The March for Justice? Heady times. They really were. Fighting against a President who had the gall to look us in the eye and lie to us. But the last 9 months? Absolutely unrecognizable. A lot of great FReepers run off. And...
  • Bill Gates calls for higher capital gains taxes

    05/02/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02 MAY 16 | Robert Frank | @robtfrank
    Bill Gates said investment gains should be taxed at the same level as ordinary income — a bold call for one of the world's largest investors. Speaking Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Gates said that he's "pleased" that there is more discussion around changing the tax code. When asked what he would alter, Gates sided with his pal Warren Buffett and said he supports raising the earned income tax credit. But Gates also said he would raise the tax rate for capital gains — the largest source of income for the richest Americans. The current top tax rate on capital...
  • 'Bush did 9/11 but he did me a solid and left me a hella tip': Waitress slammed for insulting tweet

    03/28/2016 7:23:56 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 28, 2016 | Staff
    A waitress who was given a $40 tip by George W Bush later trashed the former president on Twitter accusing him of 'doing' 9/11.Smith tweeted a photo of herself with Bush and wife Laura and added: 'Bush did 911 but he did me a solid and left me a hella tip #'.But Leisa Smith's joke has backfired and many took to social media to call her out for her 'insensitive' and 'stupid' comments.One tweeter commented: 'Bush didn't 'do' 9/11, terrorists did. Bush retaliated against them'. While another said: 'I hope you work there till you 70 lol. You ain't ready...
  • Trump Doubles Down on Theory Romney’s Not Really Mormon

    03/20/2016 11:53:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 123 replies
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2016 | Tom S. Elliott
    On Friday, Donald Trump questioned whether Mitt Romney is actually Mormon. “I have many friends that live in Salt Lake City — and by the way, Mitt Romney is not one of them,” Trump said during a Salt Lake City speech. ”Are you sure he’s a Mormon? Are we sure?” This is the third time Trump has questioned the faith of one of his opponents, despite having criticized the practice of questioning other people’s faith, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos pointed out this morning during an interview with Trump. “Why do you keep doing it?” he asked. Here’s Trump’s reply: With Mitt...
  • Donald Trump vs. Ted Cruz: An awful choice between two tigers (Double Gigantic Barf)

    03/07/2016 6:48:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Daily News ^ | March 7, 2016 | Richard Cohen
    <p>A mong some people, the new parlor game is choosing who would make the worse President: Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. This is not a lady-or-the-tiger dilemma, but a tiger-or-tiger one. The choice is between a fiercely friendless reactionary and a bombastic, thoroughly dishonest egomaniac. You pick.</p>
  • Bernie Sanders: Whites don't know what it's like to be poor

    03/07/2016 7:13:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/07/2016 | Rick Moran
    Bernie Sanders, the Senator representing the socialist paradise of Vermont, has apparently never seen a poor white person. This is understandable since about 1% of the state's population is black. But Sanders considers himself an expert on the racial divide in poverty. And at last night's debate with Hillary Clinton, the Senator expounded on his theories of race and poverty. Daily Caller: During the CNN Democratic debate Thursday night Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed that if someone was white they don’t know what it’s like to be poor or live in a ghetto. “When you’re white you don’t know what...
  • John Kasich: If I win Ohio, GOP will get a "brokered convention"

    03/04/2016 9:21:26 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 77 replies
    CBS news ^ | 3/4 | Reena Flores
    After Thursday's Republican debate, where Donald Trump dominated much of the conversation, Ohio Gov. John Kasich laid out his path forward to the GOP nomination, predicting that a contested convention this summer will eventually stop Trump's rise. "Frankly, if I win Ohio, we're probably gonna end up in a convention -- a brokered convention -- and then we're gonna find out who the adult is," Kasich said Thursday in an interview with CBS News' chief White House correspondent Major Garrett. The last time Republicans were close to a "brokered" convention, where no candidate has a clear-cut delegate victory, was in...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 29,2016

    02/29/2016 1:45:48 PM PST · by Biggirl · 116 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 29, 2016 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Michelle Obama Targets Military Food: ‘Don’t Worry, You’ll Be a Vegetable Guy Soon’

    02/11/2016 6:55:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 163 replies
    the blaze | 2/09/16 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Hold the mystery meat: Military mess halls soon will be serving more fruits, vegetables and low-fat dishes under the first program in 20 years to improve nutrition standards across the armed services. First lady Michelle Obama and Pentagon officials announced the effort Thursday during a visit to Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, where the military has been experimenting with ways to improve the quality and variety of foods served on base. The first lady toured a gleaming cafeteria line, then announced the program in a dining hall filled with service members whose plates...
  • Ben Carson: Now He’s a Politician

    02/08/2016 8:27:54 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies
    townhall ^ | February 8, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Politics is a full-contact sport, but it’s not OK to hit below the belt. Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio spent last week blaming frontrunner Sen. Ted Cruz for a problem that originated from Team Carson’s own disorganization—even after media records and Iowa exit poll data cleared Cruz. Before you vote in your primary, you deserve the truth...
  • Fighting Over Feet [Michael Voris Video]

    01/25/2016 9:36:28 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 120330 | Michael Voris
    As we prepare for the remembrance of Our Blessed Lord's Passion and Death, there could hardly be a more insulting way to begin this, than with a major liturgical abuse. But unfortunately, such an abuse has become extremely common.
  • Fox's Meghan McCain: Ted Cruz is 'the thinking man's Donald Trump' (Video)

    01/20/2016 12:06:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/19/16 | Fox News
    Fox's Meghan McCain: Ted Cruz is 'the thinking man's Donald Trump' via Fox News
  • Bernie Sanders Just Got Endorsed By the Nation’s Largest Progressive Group

    01/12/2016 5:18:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    U.S. Uncut ^ | January 12, 2016 | Amanda Girard
    Bernie Sanders just won a game-changing endorsement with weeks to go before the first primary ballots are cast. MoveOn, the 17-year-old progressive advocacy group with hundreds of thousands of members nationwide, just overwhelmingly endorsed the Vermont senator's presidential campaign. The endorsement race wasn't even close -- Sanders won 79 percent of the vote with over 340,000 ballots cast. "This is a massive vote in favor of Bernie Sanders, showing that grassroots progressives across the country are excited and inspired by his message and track record of standing up to big money and corporate interests to reclaim our democracy for the...
  • These Ain't Masterminds: Would Be Terrorist Crowdsourced Targets On Twitter

    12/30/2015 5:53:15 PM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 8 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 12-30-15 | Timothy Geigner
    I have to say, it can certainly be quite frustrating to watch dispassionately how terrorism is discussed in the United States.... What all of this fear-mongering has done, which completely escapes my understanding, is create the impression that our enemy is generally devious and technologically intelligent on Bond-villain-esque levels. This is how you create a climate where a legitimate tool such as encryption is under attack as a threat. That's what makes it so useful to point out when would-be terrorists prove themselves to be bumbling idiots practically begging to be caught. Our own Glyn Moody wrote up a useful...
  • Why are FReepers rallying around a crony socialist?

    12/24/2015 7:07:28 AM PST · by dangus · 325 replies
    Donald Trump has an excuse for funding Hillary Clinton's election to the U.S. Senate from New York: That's how crony socialism is done. You pay off elected officials to become their crony, then you get special consideration for your real estate deals. Please FReepers, explain to me how this isn't precisely what we are trying to STOP in Washington? Do you know what I don't hear coming from Trump? "I'm going to put an end to such games." Rather, it seems like he is proud of how he has played the game, considers it is how he rose to the...
  • Obama Lights Christmas Tree, Appeals for Brotherhood

    12/07/2015 5:53:46 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 15 replies
    The Afro ^ | 12/3/15 | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama jumpstarted the holiday season Thursday, lighting the National Christmas Tree but also appealing to Americans to “come together as brothers and sisters” one day after 14 people were shot to death in Southern California. “This is of course the most wonderful time of the year, but we would be remiss not to take a moment to remember our fellow Americans whose hearts are heavy tonight, who grieve for loved ones, especially in San Bernardino, California,” Obama said.
  • I don't support more guns in America: Ex-NYPD chief (Dumba** alert!)

    11/30/2015 5:04:53 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 32 replies
    Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said Monday he's against allowing civilians easier access to guns, even in the face of increased fear about a Paris-style terror attack in the United States. "I'm not totally in support of more guns," Kelly told CNBC's "Squawk Box," citing the accuracy rate in police-involved shootings within the NYPD as a reason to be wary of arming everyday Americans.
  • French Amb on Trump Gun Rights: ‘Only in the Movies’ Does Someone Use a Gun to Defend Himself

    11/26/2015 3:22:47 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 83 replies
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud defend a tweet he had posted in response to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump immediately following the terror attacks in Paris earlier this month. Araud described Trump as a “vulture” for a tweet Trump had made earlier in the year following the January attack on Charlie Hebdo. Araud acknowledged he deleted the tweet, explaining it was immediately as his home country was reeling from the attacks, but doubled down on the sentiment he originally conveyed, which was using a gun to defend themselves in such...
  • Syrian President Assad: Putin Is the Only World Leader Protecting Christians

    11/21/2015 10:21:53 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Nov 20 2015 | RAY NOTHSTINE
    As president of a country whose Christian population is quickly vanishing, Syria's Bashar al-Assad has said he sees Vladimir Putin as the only world leader defending Christianity. "When I look at the present state of things in the world I realize that Vladimir Putin is the sole defender of Christian civilization one can rely on," declared Assad during an interview with the French magazine Valeurs Actuelles earlier this week. According to World Vision, since the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, more than 240,000 people have lost their lives, many of them children. Much of the repression and...
  • Whoopi Goldberg on Christian Syrian Refugees: ‘Hitler Was a Christian’

    11/18/2015 6:18:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 18, 2015 | Katie Yoder
    Did we hear that right? On Tuesday, The View ladies devoted a few minutes to the Syrian refugee crisis. Reacting to Republican candidates’ proposals, they criticized allowing only Christians refugees into the United States, because, after all, even Christians can be bad. Case in point: Adolf Hitler – according to Whoopi Goldberg. To introduce the segment, Goldberg pointed to solutions proposed by Republican candidates for the Syrian refugees. “Republican candidates like Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz think America should only accept Christian Syrian refugees,” she began. “Donald Trump says we should strongly consider closing the mosques. Is this really going...
  • OBAMA CONTINUES ANGRY RANT AGAINST REPUBLICANS FOR BLOCKING REFUGEES

    11/18/2015 5:15:32 PM PST · by lbryce · 153 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 18, 2015 | Charles Spiering
    President Obama is again excoriating Republicans for raising concerns about Syrian refugees setting in America after the terrorist attacks in Paris. In a press conference in the Philippines on Tuesday, he continued the anti-Republican narrative he set on Monday by mocking Republicans for talking tough, but running scared from widows and orphans. “First, they were worried about the press being too tough on them during debates. Now they’re worried about three-year-old orphans,” he said. “That doesn’t sound very tough to me.” Obama appeared personally disturbed by political conversation going on back in the United States, condemning Republicans for contributing to...
  • Obama administration plans new rules to stop companies from leaving

    11/18/2015 4:33:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/18/15 | Joseph Lawler
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told members of Congress Wednesday that he will announce a new administrative effort this week to stop corporate inversions, as attempts at legislation to stop companies from moving their headquarters out of the U.S. have failed. Lew said in a letter to lawmakers that he would issue "additional targeted guidance to deter and reduce further the economic benefits of corporate inversions." Lew first took action to undercut the tax benefits of inversions in September 2014, announcing several specific rules meant to prevent companies from moving their headquarters abroad for tax purposes and limiting the tax breaks...
  • Virginia mayor opposes Syrian refugees, citing WWII internment of Japanese Americans

    11/18/2015 3:46:25 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/18/15 | Matt Pearce
    A Virginia mayor cited America's mass detention of Japanese Americans during World War II in a public announcement voicing his support to deny Syrian refugees the opportunity to resettle in the United States. In a letter on official city stationery, Roanoke, Va., Mayor David A. Bowers called on local governments and nonprofits to join more than half of the nation's governors who have said they do not want to accept Syrian refugees into their states, citing security concerns after last week's Paris terrorist attacks that killed at least 129 people."I'm reminded that President Franklin D. Roosevelt felt compelled to sequester Japanese foreign nationals after the bombing...
  • Obama: Let's Face It, These Republicans Are Practically ISIS Recruiters (Psychological Projection)

    11/18/2015 2:06:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2015 | Guy Benson
    During his APEC address tonight, President Obama had some tough words for Republicans refusing to take in Syrian refugees. Yesterday he said that not taking in refugees would violate America’s values, but today he got much, much tougher in going after them. He said the “fear and panic” only serves to make the situation worse if everyone’s basing their judgments on “hysteria or an exaggeration of risks.” ..."I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric that’s coming out of here during the course of this debate,” [he said]. He wasn't finished: Obama...
  • MARGARET CARLSON: MAYBE TERRORISTS WHO SNEAK INTO US WON’T ATTACK BECAUSE OF OUR ‘ACCEPTANCE’

    11/18/2015 3:16:57 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Bloomberg View Columnist Margaret Carlson stated, “those people who have snuck in…maybe they become Americanized, maybe the anger goes away. Maybe what they snuck in to do they’re not going to do, because we do have an acceptance of these people” on Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
  • Minnesota state representative candidate: “ISIS isn’t necessarily evil”

    11/16/2015 1:46:53 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Nov. 15, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Dan Kimmel has withdrawn from the race, and for that we can be grateful, but his statement, with all of its moral equivalence and toleration of evil, is a succinct expression of what hamstrings our ability to face the Islamic State and defeat it. This is why the Islamic State will be plaguing free people worldwide for years to come.
  • Obama making a fool of himself [President Obama G20 Turkey FULL SPEECH 11/16/2015]

    11/16/2015 7:20:16 AM PST · by Dog · 395 replies
    He is making a fool of himself.....Ive never such a speech..
  • At Democratic Debate, Bernie Sanders Says Climate Change Helps Terrorism Spread

    11/15/2015 7:40:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/15/2015 | By Julia Glum
    One day after the Islamic State group killed or injured about 500 people in a series of attacks in Paris, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., linked climate change to the spread of terrorist groups overseas. At the second Democratic presidential debate, held Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, Sanders was asked whether he stood by his previous claims that climate change was the No. 1 threat to national security. He said he did."Climate change is directly related to the rise of global terrorism," Sanders said, adding that it would cause nations to start "struggling over limited amounts of water, limited amounts...
  • Ben Carson Backs White House's TPP Trade Deal

    11/06/2015 2:32:41 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 265 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/06/15 | Reid J. Epstein
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Friday that he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiated by the White House – aligning himself more with the GOP’s establishment wing than with the social conservatives who have powered his campaign.
  • Ben Carson: Archaeologists Are Wrong, The Pyramids Were Built To Store Grain

    11/04/2015 4:18:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 167 replies
    GOP frontrunner Ben Carson, in a 1998 commencement address, floated his own personal theory that the pyramids in Egypt were built by Joseph -- the biblical patriarch known for his coat of many colors -- to store grain, Buzzfeed reported. In the speech -- given at Andrews University, a school with ties to Carson's Seventh-day Adventist faith -- the neurosurgeon shot down claim that aliens had built the pyramids. But he also disagreed with the archaeological consensus that the pyramids were constructed as tombs for the pharaohs. “My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,”...
  • Trump Says Yellen Keeping Rates Low To Protect Obama

    10/18/2015 9:30:42 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/18/2015 | Tyler Durden
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  • Want a gun? Take a bullet: Take this, gutless NRA cowards

    10/17/2015 1:23:22 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 67 replies
    Salon ^ | 10/16/2015 | D. Watkins
    Gun control doesn't go far enough. If you want license to carry a weapon, you should know the pain of getting hit As a teen I watched Chris Rock brilliantly address America’s gun problem during his Bigger and Blacker stand up. “We don’t need gun control,” Rock pleaded to a packed house, “We need bullet control––if bullets were $5000, people would think before they shot some one! You gotta really piss someone off for them to dump $50,000 worth of bullets in to you!” And just like the crowd, my brother, some friends and I erupted in laughter. Rock was...
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    10/08/2015 2:14:42 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
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