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  • WBZ traffic reporter is now telling the world who she really is

    05/05/2016 9:22:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/5/16 | Sweeney
    Frustrated commuters are familiar with the deep voice of Scott Eck, who reports from the skies in the WBZ NewsRadio 1030 helicopter, describing traffic snarls during rush hour every weekday morning and afternoon. On Wednesday morning, the 45-year-old reporter signed off using a new name: Kristen Eck. Eck’s gender transition may have surprised listeners, but it wasn’t news to family and friends. Eck picked out her new name two years ago and began the process of transitioning a year ago, and now she’s telling the world who she really is. “All of it’s been difficult: Hiding it, feeling ashamed, not...
  • Andrea Tantaros: Trump Is Getting 'Disaffected Male Vote'

    05/05/2016 8:45:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Donald Trump's extraordinary ascension to presumed Republican presidential nominee is the result of frustrated male voters who've been demeaned by society, conservative political analyst Andrea Tantaros tells Newsmax TV. "Look at who's supporting him? It's the disaffected male vote, the men who don't feel like the establishment speaks for them," Tantaros said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "[It's] the wussification of America. The demeaning of men in commercials and TV. Where did that come from?" she told Malzberg.
  • Local Funding=Local Control

    05/05/2016 7:22:24 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 5, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    School boards have been vexing about their loss of authority over the schools they ostensibly govern. There is a solution to their problem, but it's not necessarily one they want to hear. "The public must be owners of the educational system and not simply the recipient of its services," Thomas J. Gentzel, the executive director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) avers in the latest issue of the American School Board Journal (ASBJ). The ASBJ is published by the NSBA. "Without school boards and the leadership role they provide, education would be little more than just another public service,"...
  • The Great Bernie Sanders Scam(DOH!)

    05/05/2016 7:13:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 5/5/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last month, Sanders supporters were passing around a photo of Bernie Sanders asleep in coach. Such depictions of their candidate struggling with the same inconveniences as ordinary passengers had boosted his image as a fighter for the average guy. But there was one problem. The photo wasn’t of him. It was instead some ordinary man trying to catch a few winks in the middle of a crowded plane. Bernie Sanders wasn’t in coach. He wasn’t even in business class or stretching out both legs in first class. With tens of millions of dollars in donations coming in every month, he...
  • For $60k A Year, Your Kids Can Attend This College’s Free Global Warming Ballet

    05/04/2016 9:48:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Andrew Follett
    The University of Virginia (UVA) will host a bizarre ballet Wednesday evening to raise awareness about global warming, according to an advertisement for the performance obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The ballet is called ICE CYCLES, and plans on “expressing the fragility and dynamism of the Arctic icescape” by featuring special snow and ice based music and choreography. The ballet “transports the dynamism and fragility of sea ice to the stage as a multimedia artwork for dance, music, costume, video and light,” according to its description on UVA’s website.
  • Navajo Nation In Crisis As EPA Tries To Shutter The West’s Largest Coal Plant

    05/04/2016 9:23:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Joseph Hammond
    The Navajo residents of Page, Ariz., have gotten to the point where they openly worry their modest rush hour may end altogether. The rush hour consists of only a few hundred cars carrying 520 people out to the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), heading down a windy road to the coal-fired power plant, which is dramatically positioned on a ridge a mile from the shores of Lake Powell, the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States. The Navajo coal plant’s lease is set to expire in 2019, pending complex negotiations aimed at extending operations until 2044. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
  • Trump-ing Hillary on EPA and Global Warming

    05/04/2016 8:21:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Steve Milloy
    If he lives up to his campaign rhetoric, a President Donald Trump would be a nightmare for the Environmental Protection Agency, radical environmentalism and the mandate- and subsidy-dependent “green” energy racket. I have paid close attention this campaign season to what every candidate has said about environmental issues. Almost all 17 of the Republican candidates strongly opposed Obama’s war on coal, the job-killing EPA, and global warming hysteria. But Trump has exhibited something else — unusually keen insight into and visceral dislike for green extremism, especially as inflicted upon us by the Obama administration.
  • Tale of Two Tribes: 'Climate Refugees' vs. EPA Victims

    05/04/2016 6:45:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Michelle Malkin
    The left has concocted a lucrative category of politically correct victims: "climate refugees." It's the new Green racket. U.S. taxpayers will now be forking over untold billions to ease the pain allegedly inflicted on "carbon's casualties" by industrial activity. By contrast, those who have suffered as a direct result of government incompetence by federal environmental bureaucrats continue to get the shaft. Consider the plight of two tribes: the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw in Louisiana and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. The New York Times splashed a viral story on its pages this week spotlighting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's...
  • Kimmel hypes global warming with F-bomb-filled video

    05/04/2016 6:37:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Bub Unruh
    Jimmy Kimmel, the popular late-night TV host on ABC, has hyped his belief in global warming with an F-bomb-filled video that also makes fun of the new “Climate Hustle” documentary that reveals the fallacies on which the beliefs are based. WND had reported in the runup to the movie’s release on Monday that the public nowadays is hearing fewer and fewer facts about global warming, but more and more about what people “believe.” As in religion. In a one-night nationwide theatrical engagement on Monday, “Climate Hustle,” aimed to pull back the veil on a movement that even some of its...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO: My Proudest Moment is Forcing Christians to Pay for Abortion Drugs

    05/03/2016 2:25:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Life News ^ | May 2, 2016 | MICAIAH BILGER
    Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards seems to jump at every chance she gets to do an interview with a journalist who will flatter her abortion work. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT In her latest interview, Richards revealed her proudest moment on the job – forcing Christians to pay for contraception, including methods that many say can cause early abortions.She told the Texas Observer: TO: And your proudest moment at Planned Parenthood?CR: Definitely the day President Obama called to say he was about to announce that birth control would be covered for all women under their insurance plans, because it had been a hard-fought...
  • Universities Against Regulation… Of Themselves

    05/03/2016 9:18:32 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 29, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics found something they don't want the government to regulate when they looked in the mirror. "Last year, for example, the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education—formed in 2013 at the behest of a bipartisan group of U.S. senators and comprised of top university officials from around the country—released a stunning indictment of what it called the 'jungle of red tape' produced by the Education Department," Jenna Ashley Robinson and Jesse Saffron reported on The Pope Center's web site. "The report cited analysis from George Mason's Mercatus Center that showed federal higher education mandates increased by 56 percent...
  • Globally Warm Public Schools

    05/03/2016 8:16:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 30, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Global warming alarmists who claim that the science is settled on climate change are partially right: Public schools have reached a verdict on it. "A nationwide survey of 1,500 U.S. middle and high school science teachers, conducted by the National Center for Science Education and published in the February 12 issue of Science, found half of the teachers who discuss climate change in the classroom ignore evidence of the role of natural factors," H. Sterling Burnett writes in School Reform News. "The survey found approximately 70 percent of middle school and 87 percent of high school science teachers discuss global...
  • 'Burning Man for the 1%': the desert party for the tech elite, with Eric Schmidt in a top hat

    05/03/2016 6:42:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 5/2/2016 | Nellie Bowles
    A red Ferrari with the top down swerved past on the winding dirt road, heading to what looked like a small Mars encampment. Helicopters landed on the side of the road and greeters darted across. At a farmers’ market with overflowing baskets full of raspberries, watermelons, and focaccia, I asked for a mango, and the farmer started cutting it in half for me: “That’ll be $7.” This weekend, outside Las Vegas, a group of Burning Man veterans put on a festival called Further Future, now in its second year. Across 49 acres of Native American land over three days, with...
  • The Secret Racist History of the Democratic Party

    05/03/2016 6:24:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/3/2016 | Kimberly Bloom Jackson
    Have you heard of Josiah Walls or Hiram Rhodes Revels? How about Joseph Hayne Rainey? If not, you’re not alone. I taught history and I never knew half of our nation’s past until I began to re-educate myself by learning from original source materials, rather than modern textbooks written by progressive Democrats with an agenda. Interestingly, Democrats have long ago erased these historic figures from our textbooks, only to offer deceitful propaganda and economic enticements in an effort to convince people, especially black Americans, that it’s the Democrats rather than Republicans who are the true saviors of civil liberties. Luckily,...
  • Debating a liberal

    05/03/2016 5:25:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/2/2016 | Burt Prelutsky
    Over the past few decades, I’ve made a conscious effort to avoid liberals. I realize it’s intolerant of me, but I find it next to impossible to associate with people who support the politicians I believe are actively and intentionally destroying America. Even I can only talk about baseball for just so long. One of the few liberals I have retained cordial relations with is a former agent of mine. He is without a doubt the only agent I ever had that I liked. Believe me, in most cases, you really don’t want to be seen in public with these...
  • American Voices (Donald Trump As The Exception)

    05/02/2016 5:49:48 PM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 2, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    This site has not endorsed a candidate in this presidential election, even as the primary season draws to a close. What’s more, the idea of investing your hope in a politician-however charismatic or sincere he may seem-is something that I instinctually and categorically reject. Even those who maintain that Trump is the best available option concede that he might very well be a huge disappointment if elected. However, his commitment to highlight the horrific toll illegal immigration has taken upon our society-and his boldness in spotlighting the human tragedy caused by our government’s cupidity -is praiseworthy, regardless of whatever reservations...
  • The Fast Track to Felony for Law-Abiding Citizens: Gun Transfers and Question 1(NV)

    05/02/2016 10:00:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nevadabusiness.com ^ | 5/1/2016 | Lyle Brennan
    Question 1 is a waste of taxpayer time and money and would only hamper legal gun transfers while doing nothing to prevent crime or protect public safety. Preserve the strides made in 2015 for gun owners and vote NO on Question 1 this November. Additionally, tell your family, friends and colleagues and get the word out so we can collectively defeat this already vetoed proposal.
  • Physician-Assisted Suicide Group Targets Blacks, Latinos

    05/02/2016 9:16:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/2/2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The organization that helped 29-year-old Brittany Maynard achieve physician-assisted suicide in November of 2014 is now targeting “people of color” in a new initiative that seeks to “expand end-of-life options” for blacks, Latinos, and Asians in America.
  • Survey says: 34 percent of Bay Area residents are ready to leave

    05/02/2016 8:48:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 5/2/2016 | Sarah Whitten
    Residents of the California's Bay Area are eyeing the exits, according to a survey by the Bay Area Council. Some 34 percent of San Francisco-area residents are considering leaving because of high housing costs and traffic, The Mercury News reports. "We can whine about this, or we can win by solving our traffic and housing problems," Carl Guardino, president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, told The Mercury News. "The last time the Bay Area had seemingly solved its traffic problems was the worldwide recession of 2008. A recession is not how we want to solve our traffic and housing...
  • Federally funded activist groups take part in anti-Trump May Day demonstration

    05/02/2016 8:36:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/2/2016 | Rick Moran
    Several activist groups who have received funds from the federal government helped organize the May Day anti-Trump demonstrations in Los Angeles. Most nonprofit groups are prohibited by law from engaging in partisan political activity. However, according to the Daily Caller, it's difficult to say if any of the groups violated the law. Whether they violated the law depends on their nonprofit classification. If the groups are classified 501(c)(3), they are allowed to participate in "voter education" activities. No doubt, the nonprofits involved in this demonstration would claim that's what they were doing. But they have nothing to worry about. Does...
  • Weather Channel founder trashes Bill Nye as 'pretend scientist'

    05/02/2016 8:31:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/2/2016 | rick moran
    Weather Channel founder John Coleman doesn't think much of Bill Nye "The Science Guy." Coleman took Nye to the woodshed over a clip he recorded that aired over the weekend criticizing the soon to be released documentary Climate Hustle. “I have always been amazed that anyone would pay attention to Bill Nye, a pretend scientist in a bow tie,” Mr. Coleman said Saturday on the website Climate Depot. “As a man who has studied the science of meteorology for over 60 years and received the [American Meteorological Society] Meteorologist of the Year award, I am totally offended that Nye gets...
  • Why the establishment wants Ted Cruz

    05/01/2016 1:37:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | May 1, 2016 | Carl M. Cannon
    With the pivotal Indiana presidential primary only two days away, and the decisive California contest still six weeks off, many Republican officials are already privately writing off 2016. Amid the wreckage of the turbulent 2016 nominating season, they still have a challenge in front of them: handicapping which of the two flawed finalists will cause the least long-term harm to their Grand Old Party. The conventional wisdom has been that Donald Trump is the bigger menace than Ted Cruz. Certainly, several swing-state Republican senators up for re-election in November worry about The Donald at the top of the GOP ticket...
  • The Latest: Berkshire investors reject climate change report

    05/01/2016 7:44:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/30/2016 | unknown
    Berkshire Hathaway shareholders have overwhelmingly rejected a resolution calling for the company to write a report about the risks climate change creates for its insurance companies. CEO Warren Buffett says he agrees that dealing with climate change is important for society, but he doesn’t think climate change creates serious risks for Berkshire’s insurance businesses. Buffett says the fact that Berkshire generally writes insurance policies for one-year periods allows it to regularly re-evaluate risks, such as climate change. The activists who proposed the motion tried to urge Buffett to take a public stance in favor of measures to reduce consumption of...
  • Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

    05/01/2016 6:15:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/30/2016 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    It's a well-worn (if not-entirely-agreed-upon) idea that college makes people more liberal. But a new report adds a twist to this: the most educated Americans have grown increasingly liberal over the last couple of decades. A report from the Pew Research Center finds a wide partisan gap between highly educated and non-highly-educated Americans. Not only that, but the share of college grads and post-graduates who are "consistently liberal" (based on their answers to a series of policy questions) has grown sharply in the last 20 years. In 1994, 7 percent of post-grads were "consistently liberal," and 1 percent of people...
  • Venezuela Runs Out of Beer

    05/01/2016 6:12:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Reason ^ | 04/30/2016 | Ed Krayewski|
    Venezuela's largest privately-owned beer company has stopped producing beer after running out of malted barley (or, more specifically, running out of foreign currency with which to buy malted barley). The company, Empresas Polar, stopped production yesterday—it warned last week that it would run out of malted barley by then. Polar is putting "your drunk uncle's favorite political forecast to the test," Francisco Toro of the Caracas Chronicles wrote. "You know the one I'm talking about, right? That one uncle of yours who gets drunk at every family gathering and starts to rant about how the only way we're going to...
  • Mister Rogers: American icon or hate criminal?

    04/30/2016 10:44:02 AM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 32 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | April 30, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Mister Rogers: American icon or hate criminal? by Daniel Clark "Boys are boys from the beginning, and girls are girls right from the start." This bit of political heresy was brought to you by PBS. Or at least, it used to be. Fred Rogers sang those lyrics frequently on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which aired from 1968 all the way until 2001, yet nobody ever seemed to find anything wrong with it. What small-minded bigots we all must have been. In this new, enlightened age of ours, you can't just go around saying that one's sex is an immutable fact of...
  • Wee-lief! Dogs get airport bathrooms of their own

    04/30/2016 7:31:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    hosted.ap.org ^ | 4/30/2016 | WILLIAM MATHIS
    Little Simba couldn't wait to check it out. The toy poodle was among the first to try a special bathroom just for animals at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, among a growing number of "pet relief facilities" being installed at major air hubs across the nation. "There's a fire hydrant in there!" Simba's owner, Heidi Liddell, announced as she opened the pawprint-marked door between the men's and women's rooms.
  • The True Deniers(Glow bull warming questions)

    04/30/2016 6:51:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/30/2016 | Anthony Bright-Paul
    Here are some questions for the man-made or Anthropogenic Global Warmers. Since I have taken up the cudgels on various Facebook pages I am screamed at by numerous sycophants who declare that I am a simpleton and totally ignorant. I confess! But here are some questions for the man-made Global Warmers:
  • Embracing Catastrophic Plate Tectonics

    04/29/2016 8:22:42 AM PDT · by fishtank · 19 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 2016 | Tim Clarey, Ph.D.
    Embracing Catastrophic Plate Tectonics by Tim Clarey, Ph.D. * Evidence for Creation Some Christians hesitate to embrace the notion that the earth’s outer surface is moving—and moved even more dramatically during the Flood year. However, tremendous amounts of empirical data suggest significant plate movement occurred just thousands of years ago.1 Much of these data are independent of secular deep time and the geologic timescale. In addition, the catastrophic plate tectonics (CPT) model offers a mechanism for the flooding of the continents, the subsequent lowering and draining of the floodwaters, and a cause for the post-Flood Ice Age.
  • Bill Nye, UN Climate Scientist Warn Moviegoers to Shun Film’s 1-Day Theater Release:

    04/29/2016 8:13:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | 4/29/2016 | Craig Bannister
    Leading climate activists are warning moviegoers to shun the May 2nd nationwide one-day theater screening of “Climate Hustle,” a new film debunking climate alarmism and its big government solutions. Bill Nye (not a real “science guy,” FYI), who entertains the idea of throwing climate skeptics in the slammer, warned the film’s producer, Climate Depot publisher Marc Morano, that “Climate Hustle’s” content endangers not just the nation, but also the world: “I think it will expose your point of view as very much in the minority and very much not in our national interest and the world’s interest." U.N. Climate Scientist...
  • Cruz signs copy of Communist Manifesto for Young Man but adds a blunt message

    04/29/2016 8:01:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 136 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2016 | John Sexton
    Someone showed up at a Ted Cruz event in Elkhart, Indiana today with a copy of the Communist Manifesto. According to a reporter for the Texas Tribune, the kid, who looked like he could be a college student, asked Cruz to sign his “economic textbook.” A young man asks Ted Cruz to sign his "economic textbook." "That… would be the Communist Manifesto," Cruz says, realizing the prank.— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) April 28, 2016 Video of the encounter published by WSBT22 shows Cruz paused and said, “You know what, I’ll sign it as well.” The college kid replied, “Ah, you...
  • Friday Fun: Farmer Sprays Manure at Hollywood Star for Fracking Protest on His Land

    04/29/2016 7:21:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/29/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    This video is almost certain to start your day off right. One U.K. farmer got so mad at Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson and her sister for breaking a court injunction protecting a fracking site on his land that he sprayed raw manure at them.
  • Senate Democrats push climate change bond bill

    04/29/2016 7:13:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | Devin Henry
    The bill is unlikely to find much support in the GOP-controlled Senate. But Boxer, who is retiring from Congress, said she wants to put this in motion now, and Durbin volunteered to take up the mantel when Boxer is gone. “I hope, if we can’t pass this this year, I can take up the flag and carry it in her name in years to come so when we talk about finally passing this, it will be known as Barbara Boxer’s legacy,” he said.
  • Good news: 33% of millennials don’t like socialism

    04/28/2016 4:23:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2016 | Taylor Millard
    Jazz Shaw wrote yesterday on this, showing a lot of concern about the Harvard IOP poll reporting capitalism has only a 42% approval rating by millennials. He’s got really good points, but only partially mentions the fact socialism isn’t doing that much better with young people. Here’s what the poll found (emphasis mine): Majority of 18- to 29-Year-Olds Reject Both Socialism and Capitalism. When 18- to 29-year-old young Americans were asked whether or not they support socialism, capitalism, and other political theories and labels, a majority reject both socialism and capitalism. Socialism is supported by 33% of young Americans,...
  • Rumors fill the void as Andrea Tantaros vanishes from Fox News.

    04/28/2016 2:29:24 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 112 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 4/28/16 | Jack Davis
    There’s a lot of buzz these days about Andrea Tantaros, known to millions of viewers as a host of the Fox News show Outnumbered. However, the buzz has nothing to do with her new book. Tantaros, who was last seen on Outnumbered on Monday, is no longer appearing on Fox, and the network will only hint at the reason why. “Issues have arisen regarding Andrea’s contract, and Fox News Channel has determined it best that she take some time off. She is still under contract with the network,” Fox News said in a statement in reply to questions about Tantaros,...
  • 'A bullet hole in the head': Landrieu delivers passionate speech on gun violence(anatomy101)

    04/28/2016 11:15:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    nola.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Robert McClendon
    "A bullet hole in the head." "They blew her guts out." As Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke about violence in New Orleans, it seemed at times as if he was using intentionally graphic language in an attempt to shock the audience gathered Wednesday (April 27) at Tulane University.
  • Inside Amy Schumer takes on gun violence in exclusive preview(Yewwwwww)

    04/28/2016 10:46:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    ew.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Madeline Boardman
    Never one to shy away from controversial topics, Amy Schumer found her latest fodder for Inside Amy Schumer in gun laws. The Emmy winner and former Entertainment Weekly cover star spoofs loopholes in gun laws in the episode airing Thursday – a subject that is close to Schumer’s heart after the 2015 shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana at a screening of her hit movie Trainwreck. “This was a sketch that Amy personally felt really strongly about,” Dan Powell, executive producer for Inside Amy Schumer tells EW. “The whole writers room piped in with jokes and ideas and things like that but...
  • News Poll Refutes Mark and Gabby Poll on ‘Terror Watch List’ Gun Ban

    04/28/2016 10:19:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    oathkeepers.org ^ | 4/27/2016 | David Codrea
    A poll being pushed by gun-grabbing oath-breakers Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly claims most Nevadans favor banning Americans on the government’s so-called “terror watch list” and “no fly list” from buying guns, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday. The effort is part of the Astroturf pile-on now that billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s minions have set loose Question 1 on an electorate largely ignorant of what so-called “background checks” are really intended to do. Not only will that place a prior restraint on a right that, according to the supreme Law of the Land “shall not be infringed,” but, per no less...
  • Black students found to be behind ‘white power’ drawing at state university

    04/28/2016 8:44:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Just before Thanksgiving, the president called a meeting with minority student leaders to discuss race relations on campus. It’s a meeting that ended abruptly, with students reading a letter asking for more time, and walking out. “As students of color, WE DO NOT point fingers nor cast blame for the lack of awareness and understanding in regards to the black experience here at Salisbury University, keeping in mind that racism and cultural segregation existed long before any of us stepped foot on campus,” the letter read. “However, we refuse to deny that the current environment on campus takes a huge...
  • ESPN Fires Curt Schilling -- What About Liberal Offenders?

    04/28/2016 8:12:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Larry Elder
    ESPN fired baseball analyst and former All-Star Curt Schilling for mocking the debate about the North Carolina public facilities law. On his Facebook page, Schilling posted a meme (a graphic) with the picture of an aged and overweight man dressed in just enough women's clothing to prevent flagrant violation of public exposure laws. The photo caption read: "Let him in to the restroom with your daughter or else you're a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!" Under the meme, Schilling wrote: "A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don't care what they...
  • 'Climate Hustle' will rock alarmists to their core(NOT!)

    04/28/2016 8:01:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | George Escobar
    Have you ever been deceived by a “confidence” artist, plying their trade? No? Think again. We’ve all been victimized, whether we know it or not. It’s called the “Climate Hustle” and scientists, politicians, educators, entertainers, business people, and even the president are willing perpetrators in the greatest con job in our lifetime. On Monday, May 2, 2016, during a one-night nationwide theatrical engagement, see for yourself the unmasking of this fraud in a powerful documentary, “Climate Hustle” that demolishes the climate change agenda. This could be the most important movie of the year. Here’s why: President Obama claimed at the...
  • Your Daughter Must Share a Restroom With a Man, and You Will Be Compelled to Agree

    04/28/2016 4:54:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 93 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 4-21-2016 | Ben Shapiro
    The rules of bigotry, according to the left, represent a constantly shifting kaleidoscope of nonsense. This week, we learned that if you don't want your small daughter sharing a restroom with a man who thinks he is a woman, you are a bigot; if you are a woman who is uncomfortable with a man who thinks he is a woman whipping out his male genitalia to urinate in front of you, you are a bigot; if you are a religious person who doesn't want to participate in an activity you consider sinful, you are a bigot. Conversely, if you are...
  • How Elton John has Changed Marriage

    04/27/2016 3:51:38 PM PDT · by fwdude · 56 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Apr 27, 2016 | Michael Cook
    Unless you live under a rock in a very shady part of the forest or in England or Wales, you have no doubt heard of the peculiar domestic arrangements of the world’s most famous gay marriage. The British musician Elton John and his husband David Furnish, who married last December after several years in a civil partnership, have been in tabloid headlines around the world after revelations that Mr Furnish has been involved in trysts with other men. Except, however, in England and Wales, where publication of anything about the sordid affair has been gagged.
  • Letter: What blacks want from white allies

    04/27/2016 1:01:42 PM PDT · by pabianice · 80 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 4/25/16 | Nielsen
    To The Editor, Two weeks ago the “Stand Against Racism” program presented a panel of black activists at the Honors College to talk about their experiences with prejudice. During the Q & A period an audience member asked the panelists what they wanted from whites who wanted to be allies to people of color. They didn’t have to think for more than a moment before the answers came pouring forth. This is what I managed to jot down (paraphrased): Come to our events. Share our social media postings and flyers. Link your organizations with ours. Don’t come to us looking...
  • Read the Radical Resume of Tom Perez, Possible Hillary VP Pick

    04/27/2016 8:38:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    pjmedia,com ^ | 4/27/2016 | J. Christian Adams
    With rumors swirling that likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will tap radical Labor Secretary Tom Perez as her vice president pick, it’s important to become reacquainted with this leftist. Although much of Perez’s history is well-known to PJM readers due to his many fringe polices at the Justice Department Civil Rights Division, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) recently obtained his revealing eight-page resume. Nearly every single entry of his career history involves some form of racial activism. Read the resume here. The document shows that with Perez near the White House, race-based politics and social division in America...
  • Bathroom Wars Goal: Humiliate the Normal Majority

    04/27/2016 8:03:02 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/23/2016 | John Hayward
    Welcome to life in totalitarian America, where even going to the bathroom and identifying the sex of an adult have now become intensely political acts. Totalitarianism is about the politicization of everything, and once people’s careers can be destroyed by the New Bathroom Order if they publicly object to the once-bizarre idea of men in the ladies’ room–we’re there. Ask the now-unemployed Curt Schilling. Totalitarianism is about using force to gain political goals. You can’t get more coercive than forcing the vast majority of people to endorse the utterly bizarre just to accommodate the allegedly hurt feelings of an almost...
  • Why Women DESTROY NATIONS*/CIVILIZATIONS - and other UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS

    04/26/2016 10:34:29 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 128 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 17, 2016 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    * UNINTENTIONALLY and/or INADVERTENTLY Please watch the entire video, you may miss the gist if you don't. ***The title is controversial only if you don't watch the whole of the video. ----------------------------------------­----------------------------------------­----- For a full list of sources used in this video, please see our Google + page: https://plus.google.com/+BlackPigeonS...
  • The new climate spin: trying to reach conservatives by making fighting climate change ‘patriotic’

    04/26/2016 12:41:20 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Conservatives’ attitudes toward climate change and other environmental concerns shift when the issues are reframed in terms more closely aligned with their values, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. Researchers found that people who identified as conservative were more likely to support “pro-environmental” ideals when the issues were framed as matters of obeying authority, defending the purity of nature and demonstrating patriotism. The study underscores the ways in which discussions of important topics are informed by a person’s moral and ideological perspective, said the study’s lead author, Christopher Wolsko, an assistant professor of psychology at OSU-Cascades. “We think...
  • Target: Men in Girls’ Restrooms Okay, Armed Law-Abiding Citizens Not Okay

    04/26/2016 10:49:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/25/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Target allows men to use the same restrooms as ten-year-old girls and has made it clear that it would prefer law-abiding citizens to enter its stores unarmed. On April 20, Breitbart News reported that Target released a statement in which they equated opening girls’ restrooms to men as part of “equality.” The statement said, “Inclusivity is a core belief at Target. It’s something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.”
  • Poll: 72% of Americans do not support lawsuits against gun manufacturers

    04/26/2016 9:55:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The issue of nuisance lawsuits against gun manufacturers has moved well beyond the courtroom drama playing out with the Sandy Hook families. Bernie Sanders has managed to drive Hillary Clinton further to the left as she seeks lines of attack against the Vermont Senator, coaxing her into calling for the repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) in recent campaign stops. That may serve her purposes in the primary, but how well does such a position play nationally as we look forward to the general election in November? A new survey conducted by Harper Polling indicates...