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  • Sweden: From ABBA to Allah

    02/22/2017 6:48:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 2/22/17 | Baron Bodissey
    Sweden: From ABBA to Allahby FjordmanIn the 1970s Sweden was a stable and wealthy country that was admired by many outsiders. It had international pop artists such as ABBA, sports stars like Björn Borg and Ingemar Stenmark as well as Volvo cars. Some outsiders still maintain this rosy image. In 2016, Sweden was still ranked as the world’s “ goodest “ country.[1]Unfortunately, being “good” in the Western world today seems to mean being suicidal.In just two generations, Sweden has become an increasingly dysfunctional and crime-ridden country. The main cause of this negative transformation is non-European mass immigration.I have been chronicling...
  • Rep. McClintock's meeting heats up amid Trump criticism

    02/22/2017 6:37:01 PM PST · by Mariner · 5 replies
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | February 22nd, 2017 | KCRA Staff
    MARIPOSA, Calif. (KCRA) — Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Roseville, held another heated town hall meeting Tuesday night as anti-Trump critics and Trump supporters became rowdy. More than 500 people filled the seats at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in Mariposa. Those in attendance included McClintock's supporters and opponents. Many came carrying signs about the Affordable Care Act and planned to actively oppose McClintock's support of President Donald Trump, but supporters of McClintock were also loud. The room roared when McClintock was asked about Trump potentially withholding federal funds from California. "As far as sanctuary cities, I don't believe any jurisdiction should receive federal...
  • Rush on amnesty for DREAMers: “Nobody’s going to win anything by deporting a bunch of kids”

    02/22/2017 6:33:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2/22/17 | Allahpundit
    “Small price to pay to get the problem under control,” he says of amnesty for hundreds of thousands of young illegals, via the Daily Rushbo. Am I awake? I kid. This shouldn’t be shocking — if you’re a pragmatist, not a polemicist. Point one: Trump has been hinting at amnestizing DREAMers for months. Usually that takes the form of gooey pronouncements about having a big heart and how “great people that are here that have done a good job … should be far less worried” about deportation than criminals. Lately, though, the White House has showed its hand more clearly...
  • Video from Florida Rally Sparks 'Serious Concern' For Melania Trump (sickening fake news alert)

    02/22/2017 6:09:19 PM PST · by drewh · 39 replies
    AOL News ^ | Feb 22nd 2017 10:14 | ALEX LASKER, AOL.COM
    Trumps first 100 days Follow President Donald Trump as he shapes AmericaÂ’s future Video from Florida rally sparks serious concern for Melania Trump ALEX LASKER, AOL.COM Feb 22nd 2017 10:14AM X An interaction between President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at a Saturday rally in Melbourne, Florida, is reigniting rumors that she is 'miserable' as America's first lady. As Melania was preparing to address the applauding crowd, the president crossed the stage behind her, grasping her upper arm in the process. His action caused her to flinch, turn her head downward and take a sharp breath in. The first...
  • Ryan tours Mexican border on horseback

    02/22/2017 6:08:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/22/17 | Cristina Marcos
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) spent part of his tour of the U.S-Mexico border on Wednesday with Border Patrol officials on horseback. Video surfaced Wednesday afternoon showing Ryan riding a horse during his visit to the southwestern border; the Speaker did not appear to be wearing a riding helmet. Alert: Paul Ryan on a horse (pretty, pretty good!) pic.twitter.com/9OddyKqR8Q — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 22, 2017 Ryan also toured the Rio Grande and surrounding areas with Homeland Security officials by boat and helicopter. ADVERTISEMENT He’s also expected to visit the McAllen Border Control Station, which patrols 53 miles of the Rio...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 23 February 2017

    02/22/2017 6:06:16 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 24 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ UNDERWATER INSPECTION Navy Capt. Kyle Moses, left, and Master Chief Petty Officer Chris Borkenheim conduct pier inspections during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 16 in Jordan, April 15, 2016. Moses and Borkenheim are the commodore and command master chief, respectively, of Commander, Task Force 56. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Furey Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. BEST RANGER FIRST Army Staff Sgt. Erich Friedlein navigates a...
  • MSNBC Anchor: "Our Job" Is To "Control Exactly What People Think" [Nice they admit it]

    02/22/2017 6:01:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2/22/17 | Tyler Durden
    During a lively discussion centered on fears that President Trump is "trying to undermine the media," MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski let slip the awesome unspoken truth that the media's "job" is to "actually control exactly what people think."(video at link) SCARBOROUGH: "Exactly. That is exactly what I hear. What Yamiche said is what I hear from all the Trump supporters that I talk to who were Trump voters and are still Trump supporters. They go, 'Yeah you guys are going crazy. He's doing -- what are you so surprised about? He is doing exactly what he said he is going to...
  • ICE Agents Waited Outside Pasadena Courtroom for Lawyers Client, Confronted and Arrested Him

    02/22/2017 5:53:59 PM PST · by Republic Rocker · 63 replies
    [Updated Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 7:50 a.m.] In an unusual incident which has prompted concern among area lawyers, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested a man federal officials said was a previously deported Mexican national with a prior felony conviction for drug trafficking at the Pasadena Courthouse on Tuesday. According to Virginia Kice, Western Regional Communications Director/Spokesperson for ICE, Enforcement and Removal Operations officers arrested the unidentified man at the courthouse after earlier efforts to locate him at a residence or place of employment proved unsuccessful. The man’s attorney, Los Angeles criminal lawyer Octavio Chaidez, said the immigration...
  • Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes (Usual Suspects Alert)

    02/22/2017 5:53:11 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 5 replies
  • Federal Appeals Court Says Assault Rifles Are ‘Weapons Of War’ Not Protected By Second Amendment

    02/22/2017 5:51:23 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 02/22/17 | JASON SILVERSTEIN
    A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that assault rifles and other so-called “weapons of war” are not protected under the Second Amendment. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decision upheld Maryland’s ban on assault rifles, which was passed in 2013 in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut. It cited a 2008 Supreme Court case, Heller v. District of Columbia, which said that weapons “most useful in military service” are not covered by the Constitution. “We are convinced that the banned assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are among those arms that are ‘like’ M-16...
  • Al-Qaeda Claims U.S. Killed 'Blind Sheikh' in Prison, Calls for 'Violent Revenge'

    02/22/2017 5:46:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 22, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Qaeda accused the United States of withholding necessary medication from "Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel-Rahman, the mastermind of the deadly 1993 World Trade Center bombing who died behind bars Saturday. They also released a final statement from the sheikh complaining of strip searches that explored his private parts "front and back," claiming that he could be poisoned behind bars and calling for "the most powerful and violent revenge" in the event of his demise. Abdel-Rahman, 78, was serving a life sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Butner, in North Carolina. He had been blinded at a young age by diabetes, and...
  • What’s Coming? A Dramatic Shift in EPA Priorities

    02/22/2017 5:41:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | 22 February 2017 | Anthony Watts
    Scott Pruitt Signals Dramatic Shift in EPA PrioritiesThe Wall Street Journal, 22 February 2017 Amy Harder In speech before employees, the new chief emphasized giving business certainty about rulesScott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, spoke to employees of the agency in Washington on Tuesday PHOTO:JOSHUA ROBERTS/REUTERS WASHINGTON—In his first speech as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt stressed a dramatic change of priorities at the agency, stating the importance of the agency’s communication and relationship with businesses but giving few details about policy changes.Mr. Pruitt didn’t touch on the hard-fought issues that arose during his confirmation process, including...
  • Congressman Barr faces angry crowd at event in Mount Sterling

    02/22/2017 5:40:56 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 28 replies
    Spectrum News Pure Politics ^ | 2/22/2017 | Don Weber
    MOUNT STERLING – U.S. Rep. Andy Barr faced an overwhelmingly hostile crowd in Mt. Sterling on Wednesday during his Coffee with a Congressman event. A standing room only crowd of approximately 100 constituents, many from Lexington and Frankfort, were in attendance at the event often booing and shouting at the 6th district Congressman as he spoke about a number of issues and answered numerous questions. The tone was set early on as Barr was thanking a few people at the start of the event when he was interrupted by Debbie Winslow, of Lexington, who was upset that Barr had not...
  • IDF JETS ALLEGEDLY ATTACK HEZBOLLAH TARGETS IN SYRIA OVERNIGHT

    02/22/2017 5:36:52 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 2 replies
    jpost ^ | 2/22/17 | Anna Ahronheim
    Israeli jets allegedly struck targets near the Syrian capital overnight on Wednesday, reportedly a weapons shipment to the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, Lebanese media reported. Syrian media reported witnesses hearing "loud explosion sounds" in the early morning hours. According to Lebanese media, the targets that were hit around 3.00 a.m. were affiliated with the Assad regime and were the regime army's 3rd Division in the al-Katif suburbs of the capital. The report also claimed that the IDF struck from within Lebanon, circling the Beqaa Valley and Baalbek, so as not to be blocked by the Russian defense systems operating in...
  • The Meaning of Milo

    02/22/2017 5:25:08 PM PST · by madprof98 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/22/17 | Ross Douthat
    First, post-1960s social conservatism — the bigger-than-the-religious-right tent that once included a lot of moderately religious fellow travelers — has collapsed back to its zealous core. On practically every issue save abortion, liberals won the culture war decisively, and religious conservatives awoke to find themselves strangers in their own country, dismissed as bigots from liberalism’s pulpits and stuck on the wrong side of 40-60 or 30-70 public-opinion splits. But social liberalism’s sweeping victory produced new forms of backlash — less traditionalist and more populist, less religious and more rowdy, not sacred but profane. These forms of resistance take aim at...
  • John McCain Makes Secret Trip to Syria in Midst of U.S. Assessment

    02/22/2017 5:21:20 PM PST · by Candor7 · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Feb. 22, 2017 4:13 p.m. ET | Dion Nissenbaum
    WASHINGTON—Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) secretly traveled to northern Syria last weekend to speak with American military officials and Kurdish fighters at the forefront of the push to drive Islamic State out of their de facto capital of Raqqa, according to U.S. officials. The unusual visit, which officials said was organized with the help of the U.S. military, came as the Trump administration is debating plans for an accelerated military campaign against Islamic State, also known by the acronyms ISIS and ISIL. Mr. McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, first traveled to rebel-controlled Syria in 2013, when he met...
  • Pallone calls Trump a ‘racist’ at Black History Month event

    02/22/2017 5:16:02 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | February 20, 2017 | Dan Alexander
    NEPTUNE — Congressman Frank Pallone called President Trump a “racist” during a Black History Month event on Saturday. Encouraging the audience at the Monmouth County Democrats Black American Caucus to be active and aware of racism like Martin Luther King, Pallone said, “the guy in the White House – he’s a racist. He also doesn’t believe there’s any role in government other than his own ideology,” according to the Asbury Park Press. The 6th district Democrat has been outspoken against Trump on his Twitter feed, calling for disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway after she asked people to buy Ivanka Trump’s...
  • Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes [Susan Collins]

    02/22/2017 5:10:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 6:54 PM EST | Patrick Whittle
    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Wednesday she’s open to using a subpoena to investigate President Donald Trump’s tax returns for potential connections to Russia. Collins, a Republican who has served as a U.S. senator from Maine since 1997, sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. She appeared on Maine Public Radio to talk about issues including the investigation. Collins was asked if the committee would subpoena Trump, who’s also a Republican. She said she hopes for “voluntary cooperation” but is open to using a subpoena if necessary. …
  • Trump administration to lift transgender bathroom guidance

    02/22/2017 5:05:38 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    Although the Obama guidance carried no force of law, transgender rights advocates say it was necessary to protect students from discrimination. Opponents argued it was overreach and said it violated the safety and privacy of all other students.
  • Mexico ‘will not accept’ Trump’s new immigration ban

    02/22/2017 5:01:56 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/22/2017 | Mark Moore
    A defiant Mexican official on Wednesday said the country “will not accept” a new immigration plan from the White House and will even take the issue to the UN, according to a report. “I want to make it clear in the most emphatic way that the Mexican government and the people of Mexico do not have to accept provisions that one government unilaterally wants to impose on another,” said Foreign Affairs Secretary Luis Videgaray, according to his translated remarks reported by Reuters.
  • President Trump Discusses the Federal Budget Over Lunch

    02/22/2017 5:01:36 PM PST · by mdittmar
    youtube ^ | Feb 22, 2017 | President Trump The White House
    President Trump Discusses the Federal Budget Over Lunch
  • Mexico Again Demands Illegal Alien Mexicans Be Kept Out of Mexico…

    02/22/2017 5:00:31 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 37 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 22, 2017 | Sundance
    Oh man, the winning is getting almost too exponential today. Mexico’s Foreign Minister Videgaray states his government will not allow President Trump to deport illegal Mexican aliens back into Mexico. He’s setting himself up for a big problem, here’s why. What no one noticed yet was Trump administration immediately postponed the release of the new immigration policy executive order (until next week). Remember, part of President Trump’s expressed policy outline was an immigration rule that explicitly invalidates any reciprocity Visa process from any nation that does not accept repatriation of it’s own citizens.
  • Why the Acosta nomination is very bad news for conservatives [Levin]

    02/22/2017 4:58:33 PM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | February 22, 2017 | Mark Levin
  • Starbucks' brand perception has plummeted since it announced plan to hire refugees

    02/22/2017 4:51:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 38 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo News ^ | Feb 22, 2017 | Kate Taylor
    Starbucks' brand has taken a beating since the company announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide in the next five years in response to Donald Trump's executive order intended to prevent refugees from entering the US. The coffee giant's consumer perception levels have fallen by two-thirds since late January, according to YouGov BrandIndex. The perception tracker measures if respondents have "heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks, through advertising, news or word of mouth, was it positive or negative." In Starbucks' case, perception is still overall positive, but significantly lower than it was prior to CEO Howard...
  • Ann Coulter: American Gigolos (GOP Watch List, Part 2)

    02/22/2017 4:49:28 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Febuary 22,2017 | Ann Coulter
    Americans thought electing a trash-talking billionaire reality TV star to the presidency of the #$%^ United States would finally be enough to convey the message that they hate both political parties. If anything, they hate Republicans more. But the Uni-Party can’t learn. The bureaucracy, the judiciary and congressional Republicans are all openly working for the “Resistance.” It’s President Trump against the world.In Congress, the hate for Trump is personal. Not only did he throw a grenade into politicians’ little do-nothing club, but his very existence destroys their self-conception as people with a set of skills. While Trump was making billions...
  • Tom Cotton Town Hall Live

    02/22/2017 4:46:45 PM PST · by proust · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2-22-17 | NA
    Anyone watching this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyFa4FIcDo0
  • Destruction at Tadem: The Purge of the Armenians

    02/22/2017 4:45:49 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | February 22, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Yet another plague has recently shaken Turkey: the purges of academics from Turkish universities. According to the BIA news network, 4,811 academics from 112 universities have been discharged by five statutory decrees declared during the state of emergency. Fifteen universities have been closed.One of the universities, from which many academics have been dismissed or even detained by police, is Firat University in the city of Elazig (Kharpert), which has a long history of persecution of Armenian students and educators.A band of defenders from Tadem, including Robert Aram Kaloosdian’s father Boghos Kaloosdian (top row, center) (Photo: ‘Tadem, My Father’s Village’) According to...
  • Robert Reich Implies Trump Incited Sweden’s Migrant

    02/22/2017 4:41:16 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/22/2017 | EXRA DULIS
    Robert Reich, a professor at UC Berkeley and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, has insinuated that President Donald Trump incited Monday’s riots in Sweden — echoing his unproven conspiracy theory just weeks ago that Breitbart News organized violent demonstrations at his university.
  • ACTIVISTS CLAIM VICTORY AS OSCAR GRAB BAG ISRAEL TRIPS GO UNUSED

    02/22/2017 4:38:24 PM PST · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | EBRUARY 22, 2017
    None of the Oscar nominees used the 10-day trip, valued at $55,000, which was part of the 2016 Oscar gift bag. One of the best perks of being a celebrity -- besides the millions of dollars -- is the glitz and glamour of the Oscar gift bag. However it appears that one item in the 2016 Oscar gift bag was not so desirable: a 10-day, first-class trip to Israel. None of the 2016 Oscar nominees took up the offer to visit Israel this year. The trip, valued at $55,000, was immediately condemned by BDS activists and pro-Palestinian groups as "Zionist...
  • Algorithms' Dark Side: Embedding Bias into Code

    02/22/2017 4:38:20 PM PST · by spintreebob · 12 replies
    All Analytics ^ | 2/22/2017 | Ariella Brown
    Does the shift toward more data and algorithmic direction for our business decisions assure us that organizations and businesses are operating to everyone's advantage? There are a number of issues involved that some people feel need to be addressed going forward. Numbers don't lie, or do they? Perhaps the fact that they are perceived to be absolutely objective is what makes us accept the determinations of algorithms without questioning what factors could have shaped the outcome. That's the argument Cathy O'Neil makes in Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. While we tend to think...
  • Police: Football players falsely accused of rape

    02/22/2017 4:38:19 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    connecticut Post ^ | February 22, 2017 | By David Tepfir
    BRIDGEPORT - It was another harrowing case of an alleged rape occurring at an off-campus drinking party of underage college students. In this instance, a teen claimed she was repeatedly raped by two Sacred Heart University football players in a tiny basement bathroom while the party raged on. But months after the players were dismissed from the team, stripped of their scholarships and had withdrawn from the school, 18-year-old Nikki Yovino confessed she had made the rape allegations up to gain the sympathy of a prospective boyfriend, police said. On Wednesday, Yovino, of South Setauket, N.Y., was charged with second-degree...
  • DNC Chair Hopeful Keith Ellison Thinks The Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor (VIDEO)

    02/22/2017 4:34:29 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/22/17 | Cristina Laila
    The Democrats always pick their best and brightest to head the DNC. DNC chair candidate, Keith Ellison appeared on the O’Reilly Factor a few years ago and when Bill O’Reilly brought up Nazi Germany, Keith Ellison said they bombed Pearl Harbor. You just can’t make this stuff up! Bill O’Reilly: “I will point to history…the same mindset was taken when dealing with Nazi Germany. We’re not going to go in an aggressive action, we don’t believe they’re gong to do this, we don’t believe they’re gonna do that…and they absolutely did everything! So I think you gotta look at history.”...
  • The President Has Flushed Out the Unhinged Left! America Is Bored by Attacks on Trump

    02/22/2017 4:32:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I’ve had something very interesting happen to me (I’d say the four or five times here) since yesterday’s big broadcast. You know what it is? I’m actually having people tell me they’re getting tired of all this news bashing Trump. Not that they’re worried about it. That they are tired of it. That it is beginning to bore them. That, to me, is a profoundly good sign. In the old days of the Republicans, you would never have heard that. You would have heard people say, “My gosh, when are they gonna fight back? My gosh, when are they...
  • Illegal Immigrants Cost California $30.3 Billion A Year—17.7% Of State Budget

    02/22/2017 4:23:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    In light of Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, it’s worth looking at the facts—how many illegal immigrants are there, and what do they cost America? This article focuses specifically on California, which is home an estimated 27% of America’s illegal aliens. Illegal Immigrants Cost California $30.29 Billion A Year Illegal immigrants and their children cost California at least $30.29 billion a year in net costs—$7,352 per alien. For context: given that California’s state budget is $171 billion, this means that illegal immigration would cost 17.7% of this spending (although much of the costs are absorbed locally). At this point,...
  • Parent Sues Over Transgendered Wrestler Competing With Girls

    02/22/2017 4:22:33 PM PST · by NYer · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 22, 2017
    A parent of a wrestler in Texas filed a lawsuit against a transgender teen to prevent him from wrestling against girls in competitions.Attorney Jim Baudhuin, a parent of a wrestler on an opposing team, argued 17-year-old Mack Beggs should not be allowed to compete with girls, reports Fox 4 News.Beggs, a transgender student at Euless Trinity High School, is in the process of transitioning from female to male. Beggs takes testosterone as part of his transition.The lawsuit argues that Beggs’s presence brings “imminent threat of bodily harm” to the girls competing against him. The lawsuit also maintains that “somewhere in the process of reviewing...
  • Democrats try to figure out where they're headed

    02/22/2017 4:20:05 PM PST · by mdittmar · 30 replies
    cnn ^ | February 22, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)Democrats are days away from choosing a new party leader in a race that will help determine how to fight President Donald Trump. But to get there, they also are revisiting the bitter split of the 2016 presidential primary.Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison are at the forefront of an eight-candidate field to chair the Democratic National Committee. Perez is picking up the endorsements of the heads of the Democratic National Committee's caucuses for women, Hispanics, Asian-Americans and rural Americans. Ellison is picking up the mantle of the insurgency that led to Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential...
  • Washington Post adopts new motto, 'democracy dies in darkness,' says it has nothing to do with Trump

    02/22/2017 4:13:15 PM PST · by pissant · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/22/17 | Byron York
    The Washington Post has a new motto, displayed right below the paper's logo on its homepage: "democracy dies in darkness." It's a new thing for the paper, which never had a motto or slogan in its 140-year history. Not through World War I, or the Great Depression, or World War II, or the Cold War, or Vietnam, or Watergate, or the War on Terror, or — or anything. Through all that time, including the period when the Post was lionized for shining light on Watergate, did the paper have a motto. But now, it is "democracy dies in darkness." The...
  • Panic, fear spread after Trump Admin expands deportation targets

    02/22/2017 4:11:37 PM PST · by SMGFan · 62 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | February 22, 2017
    NEWARK -- She crouched in her bathroom, barely audible as she told a reporter her biggest fear.  "My grandson is 10 years old, I live with the fear that when he comes home from school his family won't be here," an undocumented woman told NJ Advance Media hours after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced its crackdown on illegal immigration.  "I'm terrified that they will disintegrate my family," she said on the phone in Spanish, whispering over her sobs so her family wouldn't hear. The 47-year-old single mom lives with her two older daughters and grandson in Newark.  She requested her name not be published out of fear she'd...
  • Pennsylvania School Sees Improvement After Dropping Michelle Obama’s Lunch Program

    02/22/2017 4:08:41 PM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/22/17 | Nick Bolger
    A western Pennsylvania high school has experienced an incredible turnaround in its lunch program since abandoning Michelle Obama's National School Lunch Program. The former first lady's lunch program was widely criticized for being unappealing to students, according to TheBlaze. @MichelleObama so this is the "healthy school lunch"… pic.twitter.com/qgxL5ez9zh — Tyler Clements (@TylerClements6) April 3, 2014 Parents were unimpressed with the product of the National School Lunch Program as well. @MichelleObama my school lunch while eating with my daughter. Only other choice was a scoop of salad. This is sad! pic.twitter.com/5iPvg2nsAa — Megan Howell (@Howelady) March 14, 2014 Since opting out...
  • DELINGPOLE: NASA to Stop Shilling for Big Green, Restart Exploring Space

    02/22/2017 4:07:35 PM PST · by pissant · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/22/17 | Delingpole
    I do hope that Gavin “Toast” Schmidt, the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS), followed the advice I gave him a few months back. Because it now looks very much as if he and many of his colleagues are about to face exciting new job opportunities, hopefully in areas best suited to their talents, such as the challenging world of fast-food retail. Yes, as we predicted, NASA is going to be stripped of the two main roles it enjoyed under the Obama administration – Muslim outreach and green propaganda – and return to its original day (and...
  • Delaware's District 10 special election is the focus of unprecedented national attention ...

    02/22/2017 4:01:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    WDEL ^ | February 21, 2017
    A special election to fill the District 10 state Senate seat, vacated by Bethany Hall-Long, now Lt. Governor, has drawn not just national attention, but national funding as well. It is an unprecedented amount---perhaps nearly 10 times as much as what is traditionally spent on a local state Senate seat race.  Observers said it would appear to be the Democratic Party pushing to maintain one of its final bastions of control in a state, following what many in the party feel was a shocking loss nationwide during the presidential election.
  • DHS To Expedite Deportation Proceedings By Not Using Judges

    02/22/2017 4:00:50 PM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/22/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    With immigration courts reaching a record backlog in 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly ordered Monday that illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. for less than two years should be allowed to be deported without a court hearing. Kelly signed two memos Monday that made significant changes to the nation’s immigration policy. They ordered the immediate construction of a border wall, expanded the amount of local police who will enforce immigration law, and put every illegal immigrant — excluding those protected under President Obama’s executive amnesty — at risk of deportation. Condemnation of the plan by pro-immigration...
  • ICE Arrests Illegal Alien Wanted In Machete Hacking Deaths

    02/22/2017 3:56:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/22/17 | Chuck Ross
    An illegal alien accused of hacking two men to death in a Honduran liquor store in 1993 has been arrested in North Carolina as part of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation. Francisco Escobar-Orellana, a 56-year-old illegal alien from Honduras, was arrested on Tuesday morning near his home in Hope Mills. Escobar had been arrested in North Carolina in July 2011 for driving under the influence. It is unclear why he was released at that time since, as ICE stated on Wednesday, Honduras had filed an arrest warrant for him in 2005. According to an ICE press release:
  • Stop Telling Me What Mika Brzezinski Said

    02/22/2017 3:42:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, I don’t need any more emails about Mika Brzezinski. Snerdley, have you heard about what Mika Brzezinski said on MSNBC? (interruption) (sigh) Well, I know everything, and yet I’ve had people email me, “You know what Mika Brzezinski said? You better comment! Do you know what she said?” Let me tell you what happened. It was on Morning Joe today on PMSNBC, and Mika Brzezinski, they’re talking about how Trump’s out there influencing public opinion. And the essentially Mika Brzezinski said, “Well, I think that’s dangerous. You know, edges here, he’s trying to undermine the media,...
  • Podesta: Deep-State FBI Wanted Hillary to Lose

    02/22/2017 3:34:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: John Podesta, whose emails were made public in the WikiLeaks dump, ran Hillary’s campaign, was on a website yesterday, and they released an interview by Bloomberg Politics co-managing editor John Heilemann they had with Podesta. We have a little clip of this thing. It’s kind of funny in a way. During a discussion about James Comey, the FBI director, during a discussion of his impact on the election, Heilemann and Podesta had the following back-and-forth. HEILEMANN: You have a theory, the case — PODESTA: Well, I think there’s — HEILEMANN: — that Comey wanted Trump to win, that the...
  • Sure: CNN’s Baldwin Says It’s ‘Dangerous’ to Wonder If Town Hall Protesters Are Organized

    02/22/2017 3:34:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/22/17 | Curtis Houck
    The double standard continues, folks. On Tuesday afternoon’s CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin seemed dismayed and testy when it came to questioning whether or not the attendees at solid congressional Republican town halls are liberal protesters, bemoaning the idea as “dangerous” rhetoric to be articulating.  Of course, NewsBusters readers will find this story to be quite humorous after recalling how this same network dismissed conservatives at town halls in 2009 and 2010 as astroturf or paid brown shirts. (video at link) After Baldwin applauded ABC’s Jonathan Karl for asking White House press secretary Sean Spicer about the town halls, she...
  • Mexican migrant dies after deportation in possible border suicide

    02/22/2017 3:34:45 PM PST · by Hadean · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 22, 2017 | Kate Linthicum
    MEXICO CITY — A Mexican man who had just been deported from the United States fell to his death Tuesday from a bridge near the Tijuana-San Diego border crossing. A Mexican official with knowledge of the case, but who was not authorized to speak to the media, said it was unclear whether the man accidentally fell or intentionally jumped, but Mexican media cited bystanders and a Tijuana prosecutor who said the death appeared to be a suicide. News of the death, which coincided with this week's announcement that U.S. authorities are planning a major crackdown on immigrants living in the...
  • Excited reports of 'habitable planets' need to come back down to Earth

    02/22/2017 3:26:41 PM PST · by Salman · 38 replies
    Space Daily ^ | Feb 22, 2017 | Joshua Tan
    In 1950, physicist Enrico Fermi famously asked, "Where are they?" as a kind of lament about the lack of observational evidence for alien intelligence in our universe. Today, the question is still asked in the context of the always-hoped-for discovery of other worlds like our own, with the thought that maybe, just maybe, we will finally find those aliens. ... The two most fruitful methods for discovering exoplanets (the "transit method" and the "radial velocity method") both give a straightforward way to determine the distance between a star and an exoplanet. That, together with our knowledge of how much heat...
  • Kansas lawmakers fail to override veto of income tax hikes

    02/22/2017 3:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 5:32 PM EST | John Hanna
    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would undo his signature income tax cut and his allies prevented the Legislature from overriding him, setting up future confrontations over balancing the state budget. Less than two hours after Brownback vetoed the bill, the state House voted 85-40 to override him, giving supporters one vote more than the two-thirds majority they needed. But the vote in the Senate hours later was 24-16, which was three shy of a two-thirds majority. By not overriding the veto, lawmakers will have to draft another plan aimed at closing projected budget shortfalls totaling...
  • ‘F Them Racist [Bleep] Cops!!! Kill Them ALL’: Black Lives Matter Supporter Charged With

    02/22/2017 3:17:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/22/17 | Justin Caruso
    A Detroit man is scheduled to appear in court over threats he allegedly posted on Facebook last year.The suspect, Nheru Gowan Littleton, put anti-white, anti-police messages on his Facebook page, and is now facing charges of making a terroristic threat and using a computer to commit a crime, The Detroit News reports.On July 9, 2016, Littleton allegedly wrote on Facebook, “F them racist a** cops!!! Kill them ALL. Black Lives Matter. Black people should start killing all white cops just like they are killing us!!! Then and only then will this s*** stop. Why you ask? Because white people will be dropping like flies!!!”...