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  • Wes Craven dies aged 76 after battle with brain cancer

    08/30/2015 7:31:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 2 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 August 2015 | Chris Spargo
    Wes Craven passed away on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The iconic horror director known for his work on films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and The Last House on the Left was 76-years-old. He had been battling brain cancer.
  • Question: What is "PC"?

    08/30/2015 7:30:06 PM PDT · by No One Special · 3 replies
    Diana West Website ^ | August 29, 2015 | Diana West
    Answer: The Marxist mechanism that disconnects facts from conclusions to make war on our minds.Much of the Trump Effect today is due to Donald Trump's rejection of what we all know and instantly recognize as "PC." But what is political correctness? Where does it come from? The origins and seeding of "PC" into American culture are topics of much scrutiny in American Betrayal. Here is one excerpt that I just read for the upcoming audiobook.Under discussion is the process by which what was at one time common knowledge, or a fact-based conclusion  -- for example, that the Communist Party USA...
  • Scott Walker: Building a US-Canada border wall is ‘a legitimate issue’

    08/30/2015 7:28:55 PM PDT · by z taxman
    Boston.com ^ | 8/30/15 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    For all the talk about a southern border wall (ahem, Mr. Trump), Scott Walker has an additional concern: Canada. Given his support for building a U.S.-Mexico border wall to protect against terrorist threats, the Wisconsin governor was asked on NBC’s Meet the Press by host Chuck Todd if he wanted to build a northern border wall. Walker, a Republican candidate for president, said a U.S.-Canadian border “is a legitimate issue for us to look at.” “Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire,” Walker said. “They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought...
  • Donald Trump Comes to The Barclays and All Hell Breaks Loose

    08/30/2015 7:21:50 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 8 replies
    nj.com ^ | August 30 | John Munson
    He stepped out of a black SUV, wearing a blue blazer and a white "Make America Great Again" hat just as a golfer who made two holes-in-one in the same round was giving an interview. Who knew two aces would be the second wildest thing that happened at The Barclays on Sunday? Donald Trump was stopped immediately at the front entrance to Plainfield Country Club for his first of more than a hundred (no exaggeration) selfies and then headed inside. .. An impromptu security detail of six Edison police officers surrounded him, but Trump made it clear that he wanted...
  • Rep. Kevin Cramer on EPA’s Attempted Waterway Grab: ‘Private Property Rights Are What’s at Stake’

    08/30/2015 7:21:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/30/2015 | Alex Swoyer
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) reacted to a recent injunction that blocked a new regulation that would have granted the federal government jurisdiction over some waterways across the United States. “I wasn’t surprised by the injunction even though other courts were sort of failing to see the logic of states’ cases in other filings,” Cramer exclusively told Breitbart News. On Friday, North Dakota’s U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson ordered a temporary injunction against the Obama administration’s rule, which would grant the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the Army Corps of Engineers, authority over...
  • Killer Needs Dh2.7M to Avert Execution (US$720,000)

    08/30/2015 7:17:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, 29 August 2015
    Victim’s relatives demand Dh5m diyaA 23-year-old Saudi on the death row for killing another man during a fight needs to pay SR2.7 million (Dh2.7 million) to escape execution after the victim’s relatives agreed to pardon him in exchange for diya (blood money). Mohammed Al Shareef was sentenced to death a few years after he was convicted of killing another Saudi during a scuffle in the northwestern town of Tabuk. The victim’s family then demanded SR5 million diya to pardon the defendant, prompting the judge to give the killer’s relatives one year to raise the funds. Shareef’s father, quoted by Sabq...
  • 'Irish' Man Labelled Hero After Istanbul Fight

    08/30/2015 7:13:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Sky News
    A man reported to be an Irish citizen has been heralded as a hero after fighting off a mob of Turkish shopkeepers who beat him with sticks. Described by Turkish media as an Irish tourist and a professional boxer, he had been at a market in Istanbul's Aksaray neighbourhood looking for a bottle of water. After he opened the fridge door, accidentally sending all the bottles tumbling to the floor, the owner of the shop held a stick to him. A large group of other shopkeepers then came to defend the shop owner, some carrying sticks or stools. Despite the...
  • How China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. did in the entire 20th Century

    08/30/2015 7:11:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 24 March 2015 ??? | Ana Swanson
    How China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. did in the entire 20th Century China used more cement between 2011 and 2013 than the U.S. used in the entire 20th Century. It’s a statistic so mind-blowing that it stunned Bill Gates and inspired haiku. But can it be true, and, if so, how? Yes, China’s economy has grown at an extraordinary rate, and it has more than four times as many people as the United States. But the 1900s were America’s great period of expansion, the century in which the U.S. built almost all of its roads...
  • Dover police officer shoots armed man; injury not serious

    08/30/2015 7:10:45 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Randall Chase
    DOVER, Del. — Officers responding to a tip about a man armed with a handgun in downtown Dover shot the 21-year-old after a brief foot chase, authorities said Friday. Chief Paul Bernat said police received a tip around 1 p.m. alerting them that Terrence Fletcher had a handgun. Officers converged on the area from two sides. Authorities said Fletcher was shot in the parking lot of a day care center after a brief chase through a narrow alley and over a broken chain link fence. Police said Fletcher was shot in the thigh and was believed to be in good...
  • Civil War [Union] monument in Petersburg vandalized

    08/30/2015 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | WTVR 6 Staff
    A Civil War monument in Petersburg was vandalized at some point early Saturday morning. The Monument to Union Soldiers stands on Wakefield Street and is across from Walnut Hill Elementary School. Petersburg police and the National Parks Service are working together to investigate the damage. If you have any information that could help investigators, call Petersburg police at 804-732-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 804-861-1212.
  • Why Al Sharpton Is Happy With His MSNBC Demotion

    08/30/2015 6:40:42 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 21 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | AUgust 28, 2015 | Lloyd Grove
    you’re a nationally known personality with your very own weeknight television show, you probably would be pretty bummed if the network suits took away your high-profile 6 p.m. time slot and shunted you off to a single hour on early Sunday morning. And you would probably have a difficult time putting a happy face on the situation. But, then again, you’re not the Rev. Al Sharpton. “I was very comfortable with the fact that I was going to do a Sunday show,” Sharpton insisted to The Daily Beast late Thursday night, putting a positive spin on MSNBC’s announcement that as...
  • Wes Craven, ‘Scream’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Director, Dies at 76

    08/30/2015 6:33:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    Variety ^ | August 30, 2015
    Legendary horror director Wes Craven, known for the “Scream” films, “Nightmare on Elm Street” and more, has died of brain cancer. He was 76.
  • Taking on immigrants in US could be time-bomb for Trump

    08/30/2015 6:31:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    AFP Via Yahoo News ^ | 08/30/2015 | Ramon Sahmkow
    Washington (AFP) - Billionaire Donald Trump has soared in opinion polls for the Republican presidential primary, but inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost him the crucial Latino vote in the 2016 White House race. "What Trump is doing is political suicide," says Patricio Zamorano, executive director of the consulting firm Infoamericas.info. Since launching his campaign in June, "The Donald" has catapulted to the top of the Republican polls, ahead of 16 other candidates, and at 28 percent this week he is streaking away from his nearest rival by 16 points. Immigration has dominated the agenda since then, with Trump, 69, promising...
  • Kelly’s rage: De Blasio’s false narrative about cops endangers NYC

    08/30/2015 6:17:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/30/15 | Aaron Short
    Mayor de Blasio has endangered New Yorkers’ lives by abandoning stop-and-frisk — an “amazing surrender” rooted in politics, ex-Police Commissioner Ray Kelly charges in a new book. “De Blasio shrugged and walked away from a routine and useful policing tool, snatching law enforcement defeat from the jaws of legal victory,” Kelly writes in his memoir, “Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City.” De Blasio swept away stop-and-frisk — a policy police brass instituted in 1990 to let cops search and detain anyone they suspected of committing a crime — as a sop to his core supporters as...
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show August 31 2015.

    08/30/2015 6:10:41 PM PDT · by GregB · 4 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the “Rose” half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh’s 1250 AM “The Answer” WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver!
  • ‘Racist’ Long Island athletic director fired for enforcing eligibility rules: lawsuit

    08/30/2015 6:09:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/30/15 | Kathianne Boniello
    A Long Island educator says he was labeled a racist and fired for enforcing academic eligibility requirements for student athletes. Students who are failing two or more classes are ineligible for sports, teacher Robert Cincotta, who served as athletic director for the predominantly black Hempstead school district between 2005 and 2013, said in a Brooklyn federal lawsuit. In February 2013, he began checking grades for all the kids participating in winter sports in the district, such as basketball, wrestling and indoor track, and informing coaches of who would not be allowed to play, Cincotta, who is white, says in court...
  • New York’s Craziest Custody Case: Four Parents, One Child By

    08/30/2015 6:07:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello
    She’s seen paternity battles, struggles for alimony, vicious tugs-of-war over children, but veteran family attorney Susan Bender had never handled a custody fight quite like this. A gay male couple donated sperm from one of the men to a lesbian couple, resulting in a baby. Each couple bought identical New York apartments and decorated them exactly the same. The intention was to split the year into four quarters and rotate the primary parenting duties amongst themselves. The complex plan was intended “so that they could all parent the child or children in some meaningful way,” the attorney said. “They were...
  • Planned Parenthood Sues Alabama: State Has No Choice But to Fund Us

    08/30/2015 6:06:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    AP via CNS News ^ | 08/29/15 | KIM CHANDLER
    Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley’s effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization’s Alabama clinics. The organization said Bentley’s effort penalizes low-income women who seek contraceptive and preventative health care services at the clinics. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Montgomery. It accuses Bentley of violating a federal law that they said requires Medicaid patients to have their choice of provider to receive family planning care. “We’re in court today because each and every patient, and her ability to make her own deeply personal and private health care decisions,...
  • McKinley Out, Denali In: Highest Peak in North America Renamed

    08/30/2015 6:05:36 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 61 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | AUgust 30, 2015 | by TIM STELLOH
    For more than a century, the tallest mountain on the continent was named after the 25th U.S. president, William McKinley. Now, in honor of Alaska's indigenous Athabascan people, who had always called it "Denali," President Barack Obama is changing it back, the White House said in a release Sunday.
  • In Conversation with Quentin Tarantino

    08/30/2015 6:01:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    vulture.com ^ | 8/23/15 | Lane Brown
    ...You supported Obama. How do you think he’s done? I think he’s fantastic. He’s my favorite president, hands down, of my lifetime. He’s been awesome this past year. Especially the rapid, one-after-another-after-another-after-another aspect of it. It’s almost like take no prisoners. His he-doesn’t-give-a-shit attitude has just been so cool. Everyone always talks about these lame-duck presidents. I’ve never seen anybody end with this kind of ending. All the people who supported him along the way that questioned this or that and the other? All of their questions are being answered now.
  • Iowa pollster: 'We’ve seen everything’ with Trump

    08/30/2015 5:51:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | August30,2015 | Mark Hensch
    A pollster in Iowa said on Sunday that Donald Trump is defying political logic with his 2016 GOP presidential campaign. Ann Selzer added that Trump is converting skeptics in the Hawkeye State in a way she has never previously encountered. “A few months ago, he had the highest unfavorable [rating] of anybody,” Selzer said of Trump on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “And people said, ‘Well, he can’t possibly do any better in the horse race because his unfavorable [ratings] are so high,’” said Selzer, president of the Selzer & Company polling firm in Des Moines. “Can you ever really turn...
  • The First Rule of News Coverage

    08/30/2015 5:50:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 30, 2015 | Andrew KLavan
    Two straight white people were in fact been killed last week by a mentally ill black gay Obama supporter who saw micro-aggressions everywhere and played the race card whenever he could. Here is the first rule of “mainstream” news coverage in America: Whenever the prejudices and illusions of left-wingers are confirmed by an individual incident, the incident is treated as representative; when those prejudices and illusions are contradicted, the incident is considered an aberration — and treating it as representative is deemed hateful.It was by satirizing that rule that Breitbart’s mustache-twirling evil-doer Ben Shapiro once again got himself in hot...
  • TGO Signs "Plunder & Deceit" in Florida

    08/30/2015 5:47:17 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 7 replies
    08/30/2015
    I do not make very accurate crowd size estimates, but I figure about 1000, which is not bad for Florida's lib southeast coast. Good cheer had by all!
  • Judge: IRS must hand over White House record requests (for taxpayers’ private info )

    08/30/2015 5:45:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 30. 2015 | Barbara Boland
    The Internal Revenue Service must turn over any White House requests for taxpayers' private information, a federal judge ruled Friday. The IRS cannot cite taxpayer confidentiality laws to avoid turning over the information requested by Cause of Action, Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled. Cause of Action has waged a two-year battle to discover whether Obama administration officials had any hand in the IRS' targeting of conservative non-profits. The IRS cannot cite privacy protection "to shield the very misconduct it was enacted to prohibit," the judge said Friday, according to the Washington Times. "This court questions whether section 6103 [of the...
  • Social media erupts as ‘left-wing racist’ Jorge Ramos calls Kate’s Law ‘unfair’ to illegals

    08/30/2015 5:31:42 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 53 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 08/30/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Social media users are furious that Jorge Ramos, the illegal immigration activist who masquerades as a journalist, came out against a law named in honor of a woman killed by an illegal alien who’d been deported from the country five times — and returned every time. Speaking to CNN’s Brian Stelter in an interview to air Sunday on “Reliable Sources,” the Univision anchor declared Kate’s Law, which dictates that a deported illegal alien caught sneaking back in the country, would receive a mandatory five-year prison sentence, is unfair.
  • This Illegal Immigrant Violently Carjacked A Woman Minutes After Getting Out Of Jail

    08/30/2015 5:06:35 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/24//2015 | JOSH FATZICK |
    Just minutes after being set free from jail, an illegal immigrant who had already been deported once stole a woman’s car and threatened to kill her. Guaymar Cabrera-Hernandez, 24, had been held in the Montgomery County Detention Center since June before being released Monday afternoon, FOX5 reports. Upon his release, Cabrera-Hernandez approached a woman in the parking lot of a nearby Islamic Education Center and demanded she get out of her car. Cabrera-Hernandez, armed with a knife in one hand and a brick in the other, put the knife to the woman’s throat and forced her out of her car,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Col Walker Melville "Bud" Mahurin ~ 31 August 2015

    08/30/2015 5:00:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 43 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Col. Bud Mahurin (Info found here.)             Thank you to alfa6 for his suggestion of this hero!  What an incredible story this man had!  He is home now, guarding the streets of heaven.  God rest his soul. Colonel Walker Melville "Bud" Mahurin (December 5, 1918 – May 11, 2010) was...
  • Pew finds Orthodox similar to Evangelical Christians - not other Jews

    08/30/2015 4:52:22 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 14 replies
    Forward ^ | 8/26/2015 | Nathan Guttman
    Wearing black hats or donning small yarmulkes, Orthodox Jews represent a distinct subgroup within the Jewish community — more observant, more conservative and more insular
  • Doctor fired for 'anti-gay' remarks: no regrets

    08/30/2015 4:42:16 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 082515 | Elihan Aharon
    Dr. Sudi Namir, who was fired from the Israel Medical Association Ethics Committee for controversial comments he made about homosexuals on an internet forum, has defended his comments in an exclusive interview with Arutz Sheva.
  • The Official Hillary for Prison Campaign

    08/30/2015 4:09:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    At this point what difference does it make. The fix is in. But when all else fails, laugh to avoid crying.
  • Muslim History Is Rife With ISIS-Style Executions

    08/30/2015 3:55:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 28/8/15 | Yasmin el Khatib
    "I do not understand why, after every perverted [act of] execution carried out by ISIS, most Muslims insist that these actions have nothing to do with Islam. After all, Muslim history is rife with terrifying forms of execution, similar or even identical to those used by ISIS. I am not talking of executions motivated by revenge, such as the crucifixion of Al-Khallaj,[2] the killing of Suhrawardi,[3] or the slaughter of Ibn Al-Muqaffa.[4] [Nor am I speaking of] the mutilation of dead bodies, such as the practice of displaying the heads of decapitated [victims], which was invented by the Umayyad [caliphs]....
  • So it appears that Elizabeth Warren is running for President...

    08/30/2015 3:45:48 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 122 replies
    Fec.gov ^ | Federal Elections Commission
    Apparrently a "Draft Elizabeth Warren" movement has officially gotten Elizabeth Warren signed up for a run for the White House, and that she signed it.
  • ‘Hillary for Prison’ Signs Keep Getting Stolen in the Hamptons

    08/30/2015 3:38:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello and Doug Kuntz
    This Hamptonite wants Hillary Rodham Clinton behind bars — and had to put his signs saying so behind an electric fence. Andy Sabin’s first “Hillary for Prison 2016” signs lasted little more than a day before they were stolen from in front of his Amagansett home last week. So Sabin took steps to make sure the placards were secure. The red, blue and white signs now sit atop a pair of 12-foot poles behind an electric fence with yellow warning signs. A surveillance camera keeps watch.
  • Pro-Iran Deal Resolution Shot Down in Democratic Natl. Committee

    08/30/2015 3:30:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 8/30/15 | Yaakov Levi
    While President Barack H. Obama tries to sell his Iran deal to the American people, he is having some trouble selling it to members of his own party. In what political pundits termed an “embarrassment” for the president, a resolution supporting the deal was suppressed over the weekend at the summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The resolution was halted by none other than the chairperson of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, normally a strong supporter of Obama's policies. The intent of the resolution had been to express official DNC support for the Iran deal. A party spokesperson...
  • SWAT Team Raids Home, Kills Man Over $2 Worth of Pot – Informant Exposes Police Cover-Up

    08/30/2015 3:28:02 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 54 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Tampa Bay, FL – A Florida family seeks justice after their son Jason Westcott, was killed by members of a SWAT team, during a “drug raid” on his house which yielded only $2.00 worth of marijuana. An ‘internal investigation’ absolved officers of any wrongdoing though police only found .02 grams of marijuana in Westcott’s home. “They have IA, they have internal investigations but when you police yourself, you have that veil of concern by the outsider,” said attorney T.J. Grimaldi. On Tuesday, attorney T.J. Grimaldi, representing the family of Westcott, informed the city that family would be filing a lawsuit,...
  • Obama to rename North America's highest peak as Denali on Alaska trip

    08/30/2015 3:19:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2015 | Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley. The symbolic gesture comes at the beginning of a three-day trip to Alaska where Obama hopes to build support for his efforts to address climate change during his remaining 16 months in office.
  • CIRCA 2006 Immigrants stealing U.S. Social Security numbers (Cheap Labor Express complicit)

    08/30/2015 3:14:51 PM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 9/4/06 | John Leland
    FR Posted by Uncle Miltie Camber Lybbert thought it was a mistake when her bank told her that her daughter's Social Security number, issued by the U.S. government, was on their files for two credit cards and two auto loans, with an outstanding balance of more than $25,000. Her daughter is 3 years old. ...an illegal, Jose Tinoco, was using their daughter's stolen Social Security number, not in pursuit of a financial crime, but in order to get a job. ... Though most people think of identity theft as a financial crime, one of the most common forms in the...
  • Tiny EU task force set up to counter Russian propaganda

    08/30/2015 3:13:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 28 Aug 2015 - 08:51 | Georgi Gotev
    A small group of eight officials in the European External Action Service will engage in efforts to respond to massive Russian propaganda directed both at the home and international audiences. European Commission spokesperson Catherine Ray confirmed yesterday (27 August) that the group will start work from 1 September. Eight people will initially make up the task force, officials said. No budget has been allocated and several of the task force members are detached national experts, paid by their countries. Meeting on 19-20 March, EU leaders gave High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini three months to work out how to...
  • [Islamic] Militants posing as migrants? Unlikely, say European experts

    08/30/2015 3:09:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 28, 2015 | 7:15 AM EDT | Mark Trevelyan
    The risk that groups like Islamic State could smuggle militants into Europe under cover of a huge wave of migrants is much smaller than some politicians suggest, according to security specialists with close ties to governments and intelligence agencies. By the end of July, more than a third of a million migrants and refugees had entered the European Union, mainly via Italy, Greece and Hungary, according to EU border agency Frontex. The flow has continued unabated through August. Once inside the bloc’s borderless Schengen zone, the new arrivals—many from countries like Syria and Iraq where Islamic State holds sway over...
  • Report: General Electric won’t move to Texas because Jeb Hensarling doesn’t support Ex-Im

    08/30/2015 3:07:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    General Electric is apparently not going to move to Texas because Congressman Jeb Hensarling doesn’t support the Export-Import Bank. Bloomberg cited the ever nebulous “people familiar with the matter” in their report on Friday. GE told Dallas business leaders in recent days it would look elsewhere for alternatives to its Connecticut home, said the people, who asked not to be identified because details aren’t public. They said GE cited some Texas lawmakers’ opposition to the U.S. Export-Import Bank, an important source of financing for some overseas sales. You can probably include Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn (allegedly), plus Congressmen...
  • Over One Thousand Gather Where Deputy was Executed

    08/30/2015 2:58:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug. 30, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — One night after Deputy Darren Goforth was executed at a Chevron station in Houston, Texas, over a thousand people gathered at the site to memorialize the man who was apparently murdered simply because he wore a police uniform. There was an outpouring of support for Harris County Sheriff Deputy Goforth, and for law enforcement officers and their families.Deputy Goforth was shot execution-style at a gas station on Friday night. The officer was in uniform and was putting gas in his patrol car at a Chevron station in northwest Houston. Witnesses told Breitbart Texas that the shooter...
  • Obama to rename nation’s highest mountain

    08/30/2015 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 30, 2015 | Timothy Cama -
    President Obama on Monday will announce a plan to rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley to Denali, the name that nearby natives have long used. By taking action to officially name the 20,000-foot peak Denali, Obama will take the Alaskan Natives side in a dispute that has stretched on for more than a century. “Generally believed to be central to the Athabascan creation story, Denali is a site of significant cultural importance to many Alaska Natives,” the White House said in a Sunday fact sheet. “The name ‘Denali’ has been used for many years and is widely used across the state today.”...
  • Just A Little Atrocity: PP's 3% excuse is psychotic

    08/30/2015 2:39:50 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 6 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 30, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Just A Little Atrocity: PP’s 3% excuse is psychotic by Daniel Clark As every liberal media parrot knows by now, abortion only accounts for three percent of everything that Planned Parenthood does. That’s a strange defense, coming from those who argue that there’s nothing wrong with abortion in the first place. It’s also about as dishonest as every other statement that’s ever come from PP or its allies. Whereas this three percent claim is meant to minimize public perception of the organization’s role in the abortion industry, it paradoxically magnifies its depravity, by demonstrating how it trivializes the killing of...
  • Angry parents sending death threats on social media to their children's teachers

    08/30/2015 2:39:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | August 29, 2015 | LAURIE HANNA
    Angry parents sending death threats on social media to their children's teachers, shocking survey reveals [ Full title ]. Parents are sending death threats to their children's teachers on social media, a shocking new survey has revealed. Three out of four teachers in in the U.K. have said parents’ behavior toward them has become more obnoxious in the last five years. The poll of 796 teachers in England and Wales also revealed that the parents of younger pupils tend to be more verbally aggressive to teachers. And teachers have been subjected to nasty comments about their appearance, weight and sexuality...
  • Presidential Candidates Make Hamptons a Traffic Hell

    08/30/2015 2:23:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 29, 2015 | Ian Mohr and Emily Smith
    The Beltway’s frustrating political gridlock has moved to the Hamptons — literally — as presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush make last-minute cash grabs from wealthy, summering donors, leaving locals complaining about terrible traffic and suffocating security. “Hamptons residents have been dreading this weekend,” sighed a local. “It’s going to be ‘political gridlock.’ Everybody’s saying they don’t want to leave the house nor get on any roads Sunday.” Both Clinton and Bush each scheduled at least three events over the weekend.
  • Jorge Ramos: Latinos Won't Forget Trump Promoting Bigotry And Hatred

    08/30/2015 2:11:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 110 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” while discussing his confrontation with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump last week at a press conference, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos said next year at the polls Latino voters “won’t forget,” Trump “promoting in his speeches bigotry and hatred.”
  • Massachusetts health insurance costs set to rise by 6.3 percent in 2016 (Gruber'ed!)

    08/30/2015 2:05:02 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 08/30/2015 | Shira Schoenberg
    Around 300,000 people in Massachusetts will see their health insurance costs rise by an average of 6.3 percent in the first quarter of next year. --snip-- The 6.3 percent average base rate increase is the highest first-quarter increase since 2011.
  • Jeb pushes back on Trump comments: Mexican immigration rate ‘basically flat’

    08/30/2015 2:03:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/30/15 | Mark Hensch
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) said on Sunday that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is mistaken for blaming the immigration crisis on Mexico. Bush added that most of the nation’s influx of illegal immigrants is actually coming from Central America instead. “Right now the number of Mexicans crossing the border is basically flat,” he told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York. “The immigrants that are crossing legally or illegally in both cases are from Central America now,” he said. “It changes.” “What shouldn’t change is our commitment to respecting the rule of law...
  • Jeb: Trump’s Wall Won’t Work

    08/30/2015 1:53:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/30/15 | Pam Key
    After talking to mayors and law enforcement on the Texas-Mexico border, Bush said, “What they said is a wall doesn’t work. It just doesn’t work. You can’t build a wall on the rugged terrain that exists there.” He continued, “What Donald Trump is proposing is a wall that can’t be built. And if it was to be built it would be hundreds of billions of dollars. He wants everybody to be deported which will tear family life asunder
  • Mary Matalin: Trump Wrong, Jeb Is an 'Energizer Bunny'

    08/30/2015 1:50:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 94 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/30/15 | Greg Richter
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has an electable message, but is dead wrong on calling rival Jeb Bush "low energy," says Mary Matalin, a longtime political adviser to the Bush family. "Donald Trump can say whatever he wants to say about Jeb, but saying that he’s low-energy is wrong because the guy is an Energizer Bunny," Matalin said Sunday on "The Cats Roundtable" on AM 970 in New York. Bush has a record as a conservative governor in Florida that is often overlooked by people who compare him to his father, former President George H.W. Bush, and his brother, former...