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  • 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,...
  • 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 · 18 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 · 25 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.
  • 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...
  • How We Can End Multiculturalism (9 min video)

    01/21/2019 2:25:11 PM PST · by aquila48 · 6 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.
  • 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...
  • Gun rights groups pan AG nominee Barr: ‘We don’t need another enemy’

    01/21/2019 1:17:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | January 21, 2019 | National Sentinel
    There is a reason why William Barr, who is POTUS Donald Trump’s pick to become the next attorney general, is a favorite among the establishment crowd in Washington, D.C., and it likely has less to do with his legal credentials than his policy credentials: He’s not a big supporter of the founders’ vision of the Second Amendment. At least, that’s what a number of gun rights organizations are saying. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Firearms Policy Coalition said it was opposed to Barr’s confirmation as Attorney General on the grounds that he has previously...
  • Border agents, working without pay, see large groups of migrants crossing into Arizona

    01/21/2019 1:09:02 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 19, 2019 | by Gabe Gutierrez and Annie Rose Ramos
    LUKEVILLE, Ariz. - They crossed just before dawn. And there was little to stop them. At around 5 a.m. last Monday, a group of 84 migrants hurried off a large tour bus on a Mexican highway, crawled under a small fence and walked into the United States. Customs and Border Protection videotaped the migrants, all families from Central America, crossing the border in Quitobaquito Springs in Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Park, a four-hour drive from Tucson. Border agents used a mobile surveillance capability truck to capture images of the crossing. Fernando Grijalva, CBP’s patrol agent in charge of the...
  • Pope visit to Central America highlights church ministry to migrants

    01/21/2019 12:56:34 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | January 21, 2019 | BY SONIA PEREZ D. AND MARIA VERZA
    When Pope Francis visits Panama this week, he arrives not only as the first Latin American pontiff to visit Central America but as perhaps the world's most prominent advocate for migrants at a time when migration has become a pressing political issue in the region and elsewhere. The Argentine-born son of Italian immigrants has long held the issue dear to his heart and has signaled that it will be a central theme during the trip, which comes as the latest caravan of Central Americans is wending its way toward the U.S.-Mexico frontier. Francis' emphasis on fundamental Christian teaching about welcoming...
  • Western lifestyles pose risk to migrants' health, says WHO report

    01/21/2019 12:41:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 21, 2019 | by Alexandra Topping
    Western culture and society pose more health risks to migrants and refugees than they do to host nations, according to a World Health Organization study. The first report on refugee and migrant health in the west by WHO Europe suggests new arrivals are at risk of falling ill while in transit to another country, but face further dangers when they arrive in a host nation because of unhealthy living conditions, poor diet and the obesity epidemic. The report on the health of refugees and migrants in the WHO European region says they do not transmit diseases or place a disproportionate...
  • BuzzFeed and me – The incredible thing the site's CEO did using my name without permission

    01/21/2019 12:22:33 PM PST · by CPRC · 9 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 1/21/2019 | John R. Lott
    BuzzFeed, a popular “news” website, has once again been shamed for publishing fake allegations against Donald Trump. BuzzFeed’s anonymously sourced report claimed that President Trump ordered his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about a proposed business deal in Moscow. Supposedly, two unnamed federal law enforcement officials claimed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office had the goods. They were purported to have collected emails, texts, and testimony proving the explosive claim. The story dominated the news on Friday, with Democrats calling for Trump to be impeached. MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” opened with the announcement that this revelation was “a...
  • U.N.C. Admissions Lawsuit Brings Another Attack on Affirmative Action

    01/21/2019 12:16:36 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 18, 2019 | Anemona Hartocollis
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill weighs race so heavily in its admissions process that it is the predominant factor in determining whether many black and Hispanic students get in, according to court papers filed on Friday by an anti-affirmative action group that is also suing Harvard. The group, Students for Fair Admissions, says the university is excluding white and Asian applicants in favor of less qualified black and Hispanic students. The plaintiffs accuse U.N.C., a public flagship university, of using race “at every stage” of the admissions process, in violation of the law, “even when the application...
  • The Drumbeat of the Mob

    01/21/2019 11:58:26 AM PST · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | January 21, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Guest-hosting for Rush on Friday, I mentioned the strange need of the right to virtue-signal to their detractors - as in the stampede of Congressional Republicans to distance themselves from their colleague Steve King over an infelicitous interview with The New York Times. Democrats never do this; Louis Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam declare that the Jews are pushing defective marijuana on black men in order to turn them gay - which would appear to be a prima facie slur on at least four Democrat constituencies: blacks, gays, Jews and potheads. Yet Clinton, Obama et al speak not a...
  • Opinion: Bruce Ohr testimony shows something's really rotten at the Justice Department

    01/21/2019 11:49:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 21, 2019 | by Victoria Toensing
    John Solomon reported in The Hill last week that then-senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr cautioned FBI and DOJ officials in July and August 2016 that former British Intelligence operative Christopher Steele’s Russia dossier was connected to the Clinton campaign and likely biased. Solomon’ s sources were from the House of Representatives, where Ohr testified last August, and where he brought contemporaneous handwritten notes to support his claims. Two key points emerge from Solomon’s expose: First, FBI and DOJ officials made false statements to the FISA court when presenting the dossier’s allegations as a basis for wiretapping Trump campaign adviser...
  • Doesn’t REALLY add up’: Tweep’s thread on Nathan Phillips’ claims of Vietnam service will(T)

    01/21/2019 11:45:47 AM PST · by rktman · 117 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 1/21/2019 | sam j
    Nathan Phillips is the Native American Vietnam Vet who many were claiming was attacked and harassed by a bunch of evil, white, Catholic, high school kids in MAGA hats at the March for Life on Saturday. As more information became available it seemed clear (unless you work for CNN) that Phillips was the one who instigated the ordeal and the kids really didn’t do anything. Good times. Interestingly enough, a few people on Twitter tried to connect the dots on Phillips’ claims of serving in Vietnam and this thread is especially fascinating. Note, we can neither confirm nor deny any...
  • Freedom Foundation: Boise ignores Idaho Constitution, residents burdened by debt

    01/21/2019 11:42:38 AM PST · by Twotone · 9 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | January 18, 2018 | IFF Staff
    Boise, ID—Today, the Idaho Freedom Foundation announced a lawsuit against the city of Boise regarding its abuse of the urban renewal process. The Idaho Freedom Foundation, the state’s leading voice for taxpayers, asserts that Boise is violating Idaho’s Constitution through urban renewal. The Idaho Constitution requires that local government entities receive a two-thirds endorsement from voters before taking on debt. IFF contends, constitutionally-required voter approval of new debt is avoided when Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and the city council use urban renewal mechanisms. IFF believes a recent example of a constitutional end-run occurred in December when city councilors approved the...
  • U.S. government issues security alert for Juárez and Chihuahua City

    01/21/2019 11:38:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    KFOX Local News ^ | January 21, 2019 | by Kelly Anne Beile
    El Paso, Texas — The U.S. government has issued a security alert for U.S. citizens in Juárez and Chihuahua City. The announcement comes after a wave of cartel violence left at least eight Juarez police officers injured on Jan. 17. "Authorities believe that members of organized criminal groups are carrying out these attacks, which are expected to continue," reads the alert posted on the U.S. government website one day later. Video posted by the tabloid news site, LaPolaka.com shows a public bus in flames. Mexican police say gang members allegedly set the bus ablaze and then used it to block...
  • Annual Report: Planned Parenthood Did 332,757 Abortions in FY2017

    01/21/2019 11:30:26 AM PST · by grimalkin · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 21, 2019 | Emily Ward
    (CNSNews.com) -- Planned Parenthood released its 2017-2018 annual report over the weekend, revealing that the organization did 332,757 abortions in the fiscal year that ran from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017. Planned Parenthood also reported that it received $563.8 million in revenue from “government health services reimbursements & grants” for the year ending June 30, 2018. The 332,757 abortions Planned Parenthood says it did in fiscal 2017 was 11,373 more than the 321,384 abortions Planned Parenthood reported doing in fiscal 2016 (Oct. 1 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016)
  • Venezuela quells soldiers’ revolt, top court blasts congress

    01/21/2019 11:29:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    AP ^ | January 21, 2019 | Fabiola Sanchez
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela plunged deeper into turmoil on Monday as security forces put down a pre-dawn uprising by national guardsmen that triggered violent street protests and the Supreme Court outlawed the opposition-controlled congress’ defiant new leadership. The mutiny triggered protests in a poor neighborhood just a few miles (kilometers) from Venezuela’s presidential palace. It was dispersed with tear gas as residents set fire to a barricade of trash and chanted demands that President Nicolas Maduro leave power. The military said in a statement said that it had recovered all the weapons and captured those involved in what it...