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  • Petition urges NFL to fire officiating crew after blown call in NFC Championship game

    01/21/2019 3:24:53 PM PST · by topher · 42 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 21-Jan-2019 | By Ryan Gaydos
    The NFL is being urged to fire the crew who officiated the NFC Championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints over a blown call in the fourth quarter of the matchup. A petition launched after the Rams defeated the Saints in overtime, 26-23, has asked the league to fire official Bill Vinovich and the rest of the officials who were in charge Sunday afternoon. The officials came under fire after missing a clear pass interference penalty late in the fourth quarter.
  • Liberals Are Bigots, But It's Okay Because That Kid Had a MAGA Hat

    01/21/2019 3:20:59 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 21 Jan 2019 | Jim Treacher
    Here's a rule of thumb I came up with a few years back, and maybe you've noticed it too: By the time I learn enough about a huge news story to realize I don't care, it turns out to be bull$#!+ anyway. The press latches onto something, focuses on it like a laser, and then it turns out to be nothing. This keeps happening, again and again. And over the weekend, it happened twice in as many days. First, BuzzFeed gave us the impeachment-justifying scoop of the century that, er... wasn't. The bombshell was a bust. Then, for some reason,...
  • South Korea bypassing North Korea sanctions

    01/21/2019 3:15:54 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | Jan 13, 2019
    President Moon Jae-in’s government is seeking ways to circumvent international sanctions against North Korea to reopen an inter-Korean industrial park. The Kaesong industrial complex north of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas was shut down in February 2016 after Pyongyang conducted its fourth nuclear test. The ensuing moves by Seoul officials suggest the Moon administration is seeking to resume the inter-Korean projects, particularly the joint industrial park, as a catalyst for the North’s denuclearization rather than a step to be taken after a significant progress is made. But it would prove practically impossible to bypass sanctions imposed by a...
  • Sorry, Trump's Wall Speech Was Brilliant

    01/21/2019 3:08:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Larry Provost
    My kid is an immigrant and came to America legally. I look with awe and wonder at him, remembering how his only wish was to come to America and have a family. It peeves me that illegal aliens are allowed to not only jump in line ahead of him like the schoolyard bully, but even reap benefits that he could not get (while he was waiting for his citizenship my son could not legally attend school for credit though illegals usually can). Angel Families surely feel what I feel, though much more magnified. Their pain is our pain and we...
  • The Covington Students Might as Well Have Just Spit on the Cross (TDS Alert)

    01/21/2019 3:07:52 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | January 20, 2019 | Nicholas Frankovich
    It appears that most of the teenagers in this video are from a Catholic high school near Covington, Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. They mock a serious, frail-looking older man and gloat in their momentary role as Roman soldiers to his Christ. “Bullying” is a worn-out word and doesn’t convey the full extent of the evil on display here. For some of us, the gospel stories of Jesus’s passion and death are so familiar we no longer hear them. The evangelists are terse in their descriptions of the humiliations heaped on Jesus in the final hours before his...
  • Graham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies

    01/21/2019 3:07:27 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/19 | Jordain Carney
    New tensions are flaring on the Senate Judiciary Committee over plans by newly minted Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to dig into Obama-era scandals. Graham, a close ally of President Trump’s, has outlined several areas he wants to probe now that he has the Judiciary Committee gavel. They include the FBI’s handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications targeting former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), asked about Graham’s plans, started laughing and compared them to the “thrilling days of yesteryear.” “This is going to be...
  • About 40% of H-1B Jobs Give Employers a Tidy $40,000/Year Discount

    01/21/2019 2:54:01 PM PST · by zeestephen · 24 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 18 January 2019 | David North
    A recently released report on the H-1B program (for skilled nonimmigrant workers) indicates that in at least 40 percent of the jobs the employer gets a full-time (alien) worker for a $40,000 a year discount from actual prevailing wages.
  • Anti-Christian bigot Kamala Harris wants to be president in 2020, but not for ALL Americans

    01/21/2019 2:52:51 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 12 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/21/19 | J. D. Heyes
    Freshman Sen. Kamala Harris of California is already bored with representing just her own state. Only in office since 2017, over the weekend she declared that she’s running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the latest to join a crowded field of donkey party candidates who are all hoping to unseat POTUS Donald Trump. Talk about ambition. As of yet, she’s not done much to distinguish herself from the other Leftist lunatics; like them, she’s proven herself to be the same kind of an anti-Christian bigot who, no doubt, wants to be president but only for part of America.
  • 'Women of the GULAG' shortlisted for Oscar nomination. Why isn't Russian film industry happy?

    01/21/2019 2:41:08 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jan 21, 2019
    On Jan. 22, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Academy will announce the five short documentary films up for the Oscar. Among the shortlisted films is the documentary “Women of the Gulag” by Russian-American director, Marianna Yarovskaya. It is the first time in the 91 years of the Oscar’s history that a woman director from Russia is so close to getting such prestigious award. Yarovskaya´s documentary film centers on the memories of six remarkable women survivors of the Gulag. Now in their eighties and nineties, they were sentenced to Soviet forced labor camps during the Stalin era. But...
  • McConnell's Valiant Role in President Trump’s Legacy of Reforming the Courts

    01/21/2019 2:38:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    Recently, President Trump announced his 19th (yes, nineteenth) round of judicial nominees. The president has not only had two outstanding Supreme Court justices successfully confirmed, fulfilling a key campaign promise, but also has appointed a record number of lower federal court judges. With a new majority in the Senate, these well-qualified nominees should not have trouble being confirmed. It’s impossible to imagine victories like these without the vision and courage of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Justice Antonin Scalia’s death was not only a great loss, it was a moment of turmoil for our nation that tested the resolve of...
  • Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire reaches 89

    01/21/2019 2:36:13 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    KION ^ | Jan 21, 2019
    The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico has risen to 89 as more of the injured have died at hospitals.
  • How We Can End Multiculturalism (9 min video)

    01/21/2019 2:25:11 PM PST · by aquila48 · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 20, 2019 | Way of the World
    A nine minute motivational video with ideas of how to fight multiculturalism. "Way of the World" is a you tube channel dedicated to promoting nationalism and fighting globalism. I just discovered this channel and the guy is very good - calm yet devastating. Fans of Jordan Peterson would find this compelling as well.
  • California’s Proposed Paper Receipt Ban Is Just More West Coast Virtue Signaling

    01/21/2019 2:20:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Young Voices Advocates
    Editor's note: This column was authored by Patrick Hauf.Trendy environmentalist virtue signaling continues to thrive in California. Not content with bans on plastic bags and straws, west coast Democrats are flexing their green muscles yet again—this time, with a proposal to prohibit the use of paper receipts. Sure, this bill may be well-intentioned, but its promises are empty, and its only real impact will be boosting big corporations in Silicon Valley. California Assemblyman Phil Ting introduced the bill to ban paper receipts under state law in early January. The lawmaker awkwardly announced his initiative while standing next to a man...
  • Aaron Sorkin responds after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls him out for advice to Dems

    01/21/2019 2:19:32 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 18 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1/21/19 | Frank Miles
    Liberal Hollywood writer-director Aaron Sorkin clarified his statements Monday after he caught fire Sunday from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for claiming that the new Democrats in Congress should “stop acting like young people.” “I wasn’t referring to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez specifically, I was referring to members of congress getting into Twitter battles. I was referring to them getting into public spats with people who plainly agree with them. From what I’ve seen, I’m confident that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is going to rise to the considerable challenge and serve in the House with distinction,” Sorkin said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. It's...
  • Curt Schilling deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Great record, ..

    01/21/2019 2:19:21 PM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | January 20, 2019 | President Donald Trump
    Curt Schilling deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Great record, especially when under pressure and when it mattered most. Do what everyone in Baseball knows is right! @marklevinshow
  • If Nancy Pelosi thinks that Walls are “immoral,” why isn’t she requesting that we take down all...

    01/21/2019 2:14:59 PM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | January 21, 2019 | President Donald Trump
    If Nancy Pelosi thinks that Walls are “immoral,” why isn’t she requesting that we take down all of the existing Walls between the U.S. and Mexico, even the new ones just built in San Diego at their very strong urging. Let millions of unchecked “strangers” just flow into the U.S.
  • Rhode Island governor seeks to tax 'non-mission essential' hospital properties

    01/21/2019 2:05:06 PM PST · by buckalfa · 13 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | January 18, 2019 | Kelly Gooch
    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo wants to give cities and towns the ability to tax "non-mission essential" properties owned by nonprofit colleges and hospitals, according to a WPRI-TV report. The idea is part of the governor's proposed $9.9-billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The budget also reportedly lowers funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program, which compensates municipalities for property tax revenue lost due to non-taxable properties. The proposed budget would cut $5 million from PILOT funding. State officials said allowing cities and towns to tax properties owned by nonprofit hospitals and colleges would...
  • Emin Agalarov, Russian singer linked to Trump family, cancels upcoming North American tour

    01/21/2019 1:42:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 21, 2019 | By Anna Schecter (D) and Keir Simmons (D)
    Emin Agalarov, the Russian pop star who is said to have helped arrange Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer at Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign, said Monday he has been forced to cancel his tour of the United States and Canada "due to circumstances beyond [his] control." In a video on Facebook, Agalarov claimed he had nixed the upcoming tour "against his will." His lawyer said in a telephone interview with NBC News that he doesn't want his client coming to America under fear of being held under a material witness warrant. Agalarov had been scheduled...
  • Our Biggest Problem Is Graceful Losers on Our Side Who Don’t Get What We’re Up Against!

    01/21/2019 1:27:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, it’s hard to isolate one problem that we have. You have to rank ’em, and it depends on the perspective that you want to use determining what gets ranked where. But I’m gonna tell you something, folks. One of the biggest problems that we as conservatives have was on full display all weekend long, continuing into this morning — and that is, quite simply, we have a lot of people who would rather lose gracefully with the approval of the mainstream media than simply use their heads and understand who our opposition is. Liberals, leftists, socialists, communists....
  • Return of the Neocons!

    01/21/2019 1:18:23 PM PST · by rintintin · 53 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Jan 14 2019 | Matt Taibbi
    Neoconservatives, the architects of the War on Terror, are the political version of Jason in Friday the 13th: You can never bank on them being completely dead. They just hide under a log until the next funder appears. The neocon media tribune, the Weekly Standard, did indeed fold recently. In no time they had a new voice: The Bulwark, edited by former Weekly Standard and current NBC/MSNBC contributor Charlie Sykes, with Weekly Standard founder