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  • Katie Couric would like her Under the Gun lawsuit dismissed

    12/03/2016 11:05:35 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    You probably recall that bit of anti-gun rights hackery known as Under the Gun, hosted by Katie Couric. She wound up being sued for defamation by the members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) who were intentionally edited to make them look clueless. As with all such cases, this one is taking its sweet time to wend through the legal process, but Couric and the film team are seeking to shorten the process by having the case dismissed out of hand.
  • At 46 Years, EPA Will See HUGE Changes Under Trump

    12/03/2016 10:14:14 AM PST · by rktman · 74 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began operating 46 years ago after former President Richard Nixon proposed it as a way to address mounting pollution concerns across the country. EPA celebrated its 46th anniversary Friday, just weeks before President-elect Donald Trump likely takes the agency in a totally different direction compared to the last eight years under President Barack Obama, focusing on clean air and quality instead of global warming. Not only is Trump looking to roll back Obama-era regulations, the incoming administration reportedly has plans to fundamentally reform major decades-old environmental laws: The Clean Air Act and the Clean Water...
  • Letter to America's CEOs from PENZYS Spice

    12/02/2016 10:31:28 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 102 replies
    Dear CEO, Please give us a moment to share something we hope you will find very valuable. Our customers come from all walks of life. The kindness of cooks knows no borders or divides. In the aftermath of the election, seeing the intentional damage inflicted on so many outside the white heterosexual male world, we raised our voice. We felt we had to. We did this because we are Penzeys. The Spice business is so intertwined with history that it's not really possible to have one without the other. It became clear to us that we are now in a...
  • Democrats Send Their Regrets

    12/02/2016 7:54:30 AM PST · by pabianice · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/2/16 | Strassel
    Regrets? Delaware Sen. Chris Coons has a few—and not too few to mention. At the top of his list is his party’s decision in 2013 to blow up the filibuster for most presidential nominees. “Many of us will regret that in this Congress,” a dejected Mr. Coons told CNN on Tuesday. “Because it would have been a terrific speed bump, potential emergency brake, to have in our system to slow down the confirmation of extreme nominees.” Cue Sinatra and “My Way.” That’s how former Senate leader Harry Reid, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and President Obama ruled for eight years....
  • Van Jones Compares Steve Bannon to Someone Who Wants to Castrate Men(WARNING--THEVIEW VIDEO!)

    12/02/2016 6:43:24 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Editors
    On "The View," Van Jones actually compared President-elect Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to someone who tries to castrate men. Jones said that, if Hillary Clinton had been elected and had nominated an ultra-radical feminist (who literally wants to cut men's genitals off), it would have been the same thing as Donald Trump bringing Bannon into his administration. And the women on the show all laughed...
  • DOJ Declines To Comment On Why Agency Won’t Investigate Threats To Electors

    12/02/2016 6:25:19 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/2/2016 | Kerry Picket
    The Department of Justice did not want to discuss why the agency refuses to investigate alleged harassment and death threats toward Electoral College voters in states that went for Donald Trump. “The department will decline to comment,” DOJ deputy press secretary David Jacobs told The Daily Caller in an email Wednesday afternoon. The Justice Department seemed concerned about protecting voters from being intimidated at the polls on Election Day. It deployed 500 monitors to 67 jurisdictions in 28 states to watch polling stations this past presidential election cycle.
  • Trump- There Is No Global Flag, No Global Currency, No Global Citizenship

    12/02/2016 5:43:08 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/01/16
    Trump- There Is No Global Flag, No Global Currency, No Global Citizenship. We Will Be United As Americanshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bScAqEEdKHs    
  • Mitch Horowitz: Reagan First President to Embrace Positive Thinking

    12/02/2016 5:21:01 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/06/2014 | Robert Wilde
    The author told Breitbart News Executive Chairman and host Stephen K. Bannon that the idea of “positive thinking” has been a crucial but misunderstood concept in America. Bannon agreed and pointed out early in the program that from President Reagan’s outlook that “Nothing is Impossible”... He cites that Norman Vincent Peale, who was widely derided in the intellectual culture, revealed that scripture is laden with ideas that the mind has “positive powers.” Horowitz defends Peale as someone who worked very hard laboring over scripture and was not mistaken in believing that it embodied a “Theology of Self Affirmation. It didn’t...
  • Why We Need the Electoral College

    12/02/2016 2:33:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Why We Need the Electoral College - The Rush Limbaugh Show BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Lynn in Noblesville, Indiana.  Great to have you.  Glad you waited.  What's up? CALLER:  Thank you so much.  I'm glad to finally get through to you.  I have a question on behalf of a house full of Millennials, I should say.  I have four children 18 to 24 and a plethora of their friends.  The majority of them are Bernie Sanders fans, and they're having a hard time understanding this whole Electoral College thing, no matter how much we try to explain it.  My question...
  • This viral email from General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis about being 'too busy to read' is a must-read

    12/02/2016 12:27:23 AM PST · by vannrox · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 21NOV16 | Paul Szoldra
    This viral email from General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis about being 'too busy to read' is a must-read Just before Marine Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis was getting ready to deploy with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force to Iraq in early 2004, one of his colleagues asked him about the importance of reading for military officers who sometimes found themselves "too busy to read." The legendary general sometimes referred to as "The Warrior Monk" carted around a personal library of 6,000 books with him everywhere, and he had plenty to say on the topic. His response went viral over email,...
  • The New York Times Just Accidentally Debunked the Gun Control Fairy Tale(DOH!)

    12/01/2016 10:41:47 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Daniel Mitchell
    When I write about gun control, I generally make two arguments. First, criminals are lawbreakers, so the notion that they will be disarmed because of gun control is a fantasy [1]. Crooks and thugs who really want a gun will always have access [2] to black-market weapons. Second, to the extent that good people obey bad gun-control laws (and hopefully they won’t [3]), that will encourage more criminal activity since bad people will be less worried [4] about armed resistance. These points are common sense, but they doesn’t seem to convince many leftists, who have a religious-type faith that good...
  • Levi's: No Firearms in Our Stores. Thanks.

    12/01/2016 10:34:04 AM PST · by rktman · 100 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Liz Sheld
    So, while we understand the heartfelt and strongly-held opinions on both sides of the gun debate, it is with the safety and security of our employees and customers in mind that we respectfully ask people not to bring firearms into our stores, offices or facilities, even in states where it’s permitted by law. Of course, authorized members of law enforcement are an exception.
  • Nobel Prize Winner Fulfills Promise To Leave US After Trump Victory(NOT bronco)

    12/01/2016 10:10:40 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Chuck Ross
    The winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for literature says he has fulfilled a pre-election promise to cut up his green card and leave the United States if Donald Trump was elected president. “I have already done it, I have disengaged [from the United States]. I have done what I said I would do,” Wole Soyinka, an 82-year-old Nigerian poet and playwright, told Agence France-Presse at an education conference in South Africa on Thursday.
  • Cooper Corners Senator Warren: ‘Your Message Is Not Resonating’(RUH ROH!)

    12/01/2016 8:21:08 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/30/2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    During an extended interview on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday night, things got a little heated between Cooper and Senator Elizabeth Warren. The almost 25 minute long interview grew tense when Cooper grilled Warren on how out of touch the Democratic Party is with Middle America. “When you look at that electoral map, I mean, there is blue on both coasts basically, and there is a lot of red in the entire rest of the country,” he noted before asking, “Do you feel like you are out of touch?” Warren quickly went on the defensive and tried to hide behind...
  • Rep. Keith Ellison’s Imam: Homosexuality Is ‘Not What God Intended’

    12/01/2016 8:17:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/01/2016 | Jim Geraghty
    From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt… Rep. Keith Ellison’s Imam: Homosexuality Is ‘Not What God Intended’ BuzzFeed has decided that the world needed an expose of the religious views of the pastor of Chip and Joanna Gaines, host of the Fixer Upper series on HGTV. And because the editorial team at Buzzfeed deems those mainstream traditional Christian views controversial, they concluded that the hosts must be hounded until they publicly express their views on the topic. So are the Gaineses against same-sex marriage? And would they ever feature a same-sex couple on the show, as have HGTV’s House...
  • MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski On Angry Warren: I’m Tired Of The Act; It’s Getting Exhausting(LOL!)

    12/01/2016 8:12:26 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Morning Joe co-host Mike Brzezinski is a liberal, but one that isn’t one to drink up the Democratic Kool-Aid and apparently not hesitant to call out her own side when they’re acting stupid. The latest source of her ire is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has been on the warpath—planting her flag of opposition as the incoming Trump administration takes shape. Warren had initially said she was willing to work with President-elect Donald Trump. That doesn’t appear to be on the table anymore. Yesterday Brzezinski straight up said that she was getting tired of Warren’s theatrics and her angry disposition, calling...
  • McDonald's To Install Ordering Kiosks Instead Of Paying People $15/Hour(WHAT?!)

    12/01/2016 7:19:43 AM PST · by rktman · 130 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    A former McDonald's CEO is laying the blame on the "Fight for $15" movement as for why the company is embracing automation in its restaurants. McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks in its restaurants around the country to replace human cashiers. Let’s start with automation. In 2013, when the Fight for $15 was still in its growth stage, I and others warned that union demands for a much higher minimum wage would force businesses with small profit margins to replace full-service employees with costly investments in self-service alternatives. At the time, labor groups accused business owners of crying wolf. It turns...
  • Overwhelmed Border Patrol Agents Stuck Serving Burritos to Illegal Immigrants

    12/01/2016 6:07:36 AM PST · by pabianice · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/1/16 | Follow
    Border Patrol agents are reporting that they are overwhelmed by a massive uptick in illegal immigration of unaccompanied foreign children, leaving some members of the force stuck serving food to kids and ordering various supplies such as baby wipes, according to Mark Morgan, chief of the Border Patrol, which operates within the Department of Homeland Security... During one recent trip to a border patrol outpost, “the supervisor in charge said, ‘Chief, we’re going to do whatever this country asks us to do, but I never thought in my 20 years that I would be, as part of procurement, ordering baby...
  • "We are poorer for the things you are looking at in these pictures"

    11/30/2016 11:58:08 AM PST · by pabianice · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/2016 | Dickerman
    This is a good example of Liberal Psychosis. It bemoans the making poorer an America which out-spent the Russians on Cold War systems and equipment. Somehow, to the author, having defeated the USSR in the Cold War, has made America poorer, worse-off. Clearly, he wishes Russia had won the Cold War, to make America richer, more successful. I have not seen a more stupid article in a long time. Thank you, Washington Post, for reassuring us that Liberals know absolutely nothing about the real world. merit.
  • Academic Gets Right Wrong

    11/30/2016 11:55:52 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 30, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the Chronicle Review, a Stanford historian interviews George Nash, distinguished chronicler of the political right, with the pretty tacit intent of bashing Trump supporters. "It might be preposterous in this, the year of Trump, to even think about conservatism as an intellectual movement," Jennifer Burns writes. "Trump's unexpected rise seems to lay bare a simple fact -- that conservatism has not only lost the battle of ideas but ceded the terrain of sophisticated thought altogether." "But a deeper understanding of the intellectual currents that have coursed beneath modern conservatism is essential to explaining why those currents now appear to...
  • Do you carry with a round in the chamber?(Ladies)

    11/30/2016 10:38:43 AM PST · by rktman · 112 replies
    womanwiseguns.com ^ | 11/18/2016 | Deborah
    If there’s one topic that can cause a lot of heat in shooting circles, it’s whether or not you choose to carry with a round in the chamber. When you research this topic or bring it up, particularly around experienced shooters, you’ll find a lot of strong opinions like, “only an idiot would carry without a round in the chamber,” or my all-time-favorite, “you might as well carry a brick for as much good as an unloaded gun will do you.” And these experienced shooters have these strong opinions because there is ample evidence, and many examples, where not having...
  • The Idea You are Least Likely to Believe

    11/30/2016 9:11:31 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 35 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 11/30/2016 | Scott Adams (of Dilbert)
    When Trump started his historic run for the White House last year, I blogged that he would change more than politics. I said he would forever change how we view reality. And so he has.  The mainstream media and the public now accept the idea that Trump ignored facts, science, and even common decency… and still got elected. I have been telling readers of this blog for a year that facts don’t matter. Policies don’t matter. The only thing that matters is persuasion. And Trump has plenty of persuasion. To be perfectly clear, when I say facts don’t matter, I...
  • Pelosi holds onto leadership

    11/30/2016 8:54:00 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a closed-door vote prompted largely by Donald Trump’s unlikely ascension to the White House. Pelosi got 134 votes to Ryan's 63 — winning 68 percent of the votes after declaring before the election that she had the support of two-thirds of the caucus. The victory sends a message that while there's a growing appetite for major changes in the party's leadership structure and messaging tactics, it's not strong enough to loosen Pelosi's grip on a liberal-heavy group...
  • Is 'The View' the Dumbest Show on TV?(whoopie pic warning!)

    11/30/2016 8:44:22 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/28/2016 | Christian Toto
    Want to get a quick brain boost? Watch "The View," the long-running, syndicated chat fest. You're bound to feel better about your educational status after a few of the show's patented political debates. This week, "The View" discussed the death of Fidel Castro. You can practically predict where this is going without watching a single frame: Unabashed Obama defense A clear lack of knowledge on the subject Turning the death of a dictator into a Trump-bashing session. If you guessed all three ... congratulations!
  • Patagonia To Donate 10 Million Dollars From Black Friday Sales

    11/30/2016 6:24:47 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    ktvn.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Meghan Breen
    Patagonia's Black Friday sales hit a record-breaking 10-million dollars... and they're donating all of it! That amount is five times more than what the outdoor clothing and gear company expected to earn, but Patagonia is keeping its promise to give away the sales it brought in on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. The 10-million dollars will go to nearly 800 environmental groups around the world. The vice president of environmental activism at Patagonia says the company came up with the idea to help bring people together after a divisive presidential election.
  • The Green Party has disowned Dr. Jill Stein

    11/30/2016 6:05:40 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Chaos reigns in the liberal/left alt universe following its defeat in the presidential elections with members turning on each other. While Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein is pushing forward with her online begging to fund her presidential recount campaign, encouraged by losing Democratic candidate Hillary R. Clinton, rank and file Green Party members are voicing their opposition. Dr. Margaret Flowers, Green Party candidate for Senate from Maryland, released a letter on her campaign site complaining about the misuse of time and funds in the Green Party's name, suggesting their efforts be redirected to more important party causes.The letter...
  • Trump and the Climate Change Clown Show

    11/30/2016 5:59:09 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Climate change is back in the news as President-Elect Donald Trump threatens to roll back much of the Obama climate agenda. The Obama administration added 229 major regulations at an additional annual cost of $108 billion, many of which involve energy policy. The "Clean Power Plan" is one such regulatory behemoth, jacking up the cost of energy under the guise of saving the planet from global warming. Of course, the left believes that Trump will mandate dirty air and water, encouraging pollution on a mass scale. After all, Republicans prefer living in a toxic waste dump world, exposing themselves and...
  • Gen. Petraeus Now Pushing Gun Control(now?)

    11/30/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Gen. David Petraeus may be on the short list to be our next secretary of state, but his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, led to him being convicted of mishandling classified information; Broadwell had access to journals of Petraeus that contained sensitive material. I’m not so sure he’s the best pick to lead the State Department. Moreover, isn’t mishandling classified information exactly what we’re trying to avoid and what we slammed Clinton for? Well, another venture Gen. Petraeus is diving into is gun control policy (via CNN):
  • The Nation: No Matter Who the President Is, Islam Is an American Faith Tradition

    11/29/2016 3:02:28 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    Geller Report ^ | November 27, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    <p>In the 21st century, Islam is an American faith tradition of terror, hate, violence and mass murder. But beyond that, the Mother Mosque of America, once known as The Rose of Fraternity Lodge and also known as Moslem Temple, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the longest-standing mosque in North America. Built in 1934, it is the second oldest after the mosque built in tiny Ross, North Dakota, which was built in 1929.</p>
  • This Google Chrome Extension Changes ‘Alt-Right’ To ‘White Supremacist(WTH?)

    11/29/2016 12:35:26 PM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    uproxx.com ^ | 11/28/2016 | allysa fiske
    The Alt-Right has emerged as an inflammatory group in this election cycle, and many are quick to point out that the movement bears many similarities in belief to white supremacists. Born out of the ultra-right wing Breitbart, there is a movement brewing that is fighting against the normalization of these beliefs by the media. Joining the ranks against such rhetoric and ideals is New Yorker George Zola (a pseudonym), who created the Google Chrome extension Stop Normalizing The Alt Right, which replaces all mentions you come across online of ‘alt-right’ and replaces it with ‘white supremacy’ in an attempt to...
  • ‘The Consequences Will Be So Extreme’ — Texas Governor Announces War On Sanctuary Cities

    11/29/2016 11:22:24 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Christian Datoc
    Greg Abbot is using Monday’s horrific attack at Ohio State University to call for an end to sanctuary cities in both Texas and the rest of the United States. The Texas governor told the “Fox & Friends” crew Tuesday that in the upcoming legislative sessions “we will pass a law, banning sanctuary cities in the state of Texas.” Abbot has already used his “powers as governor of Texas to withhold funds from cities or counties that declare themselves to be sanctuary cities,” but his new declaration will make “the consequences will be so extreme for these cities and counties that...
  • 'Mud Dragon' Is Really 'Flood Dragon'

    11/29/2016 11:09:54 AM PST · by fishtank · 8 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 2016 | Tim Clarey
    'Mud Dragon' Is Really 'Flood Dragon' by Tim Clarey, Ph.D. * Evolutionary scientists recently announced another spectacular dinosaur discovery. They nicknamed this one the Mud Dragon because it seems it died buried in mud. Junchang Lü and co-authors describe the new oviraptorid dinosaur in Scientific Reports.1 This is the sixth oviraptor-like dinosaur unearthed from the Ganzhou area of Jiangxi Province in southeastern China. The Chinese name for this poor creature is Tongtianlong limosus or “muddy dragon on the road to heaven” due to its unusual posture.
  • Meet Betsy DeVos

    11/29/2016 9:35:59 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 29, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos, a relatively unknown figure on the national scene, to head the U.S. Department of Education. Calling her a "brilliant and passionate education advocate," Trump said in a press release that "under her leadership we will reform the U.S. education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver world-class education and school choice to all families." Although DeVos earns high praise from conservatives for her pro-school choice positions, she is a polarizing figure to public education supporters, who claim she could destroy public schools...
  • Court orders NY AG to turn over secret climate change doc

    11/29/2016 6:29:21 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Rick Moran
    The New York Supreme Court has ordered Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to turn over a document containing a secret agreement with other states and environmental activist groups regarding the witch hunt being carried out against Exxon and other climate skeptics. Schneiderman had fought the release on the grounds that the document wasn't covered under the state's Freedom of Information Act. But one of the targets of the witch hunt, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, filed suit for its release and the court has now ordered it.
  • Stunning new data indicates El Nino drove record highs in global (NON AGW? WHAT?)

    11/29/2016 5:22:28 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/27/2016 | David Rose
    Global average temperatures over land have plummeted by more than 1C since the middle of this year – their biggest and steepest fall on record. The news comes amid mounting evidence that the recent run of world record high temperatures is about to end. The fall, revealed by Nasa satellite measurements of the lower atmosphere, has been caused by the end of El Nino – the warming of surface waters in a vast area of the Pacific west of Central America.
  • Anti-Trump CEO? Sue him into oblivion

    11/29/2016 5:12:11 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Mychal Massie
    Matthew Blanchfield, CEO of 1st In SEO, a search-engine optimization company, has established a code of business that states his company openly practices discrimination and xenophobia. Blanchfield’s position states: “If you are a Republican, voted for Donald Trump or support Donald Trump, in any manner, you are not welcome at 1st In SEO and we ask you to leave our firm. To our Democrat and Progressive clients, we want to recommit to you that we will continue to work diligently to improve your Internet marketing results in this quickly changing world.” There is no gray area or ambiguity pursuant to...
  • African-American History Missing

    11/28/2016 10:52:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 28, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    The much-heralded National African-American Museum of Culture and History, part of the historic Smithsonian Institution and museums, does not live up to the historical accuracy it promises. Here are important historical figures who we looked for, but could not find any mention of in the nation’s newest museum: 1. George Washington Carver, a botanist and inventor 2. Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court justice 3. Clarence Thomas, who replaced Marshall as the lone black American on the Supreme Court 4. Matthew Henson, who explored the North Pole 5. Condoleezza Rice, except for a joint photo with Colin Powell, no...
  • Are We All Trumpets?

    11/28/2016 10:46:22 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 25, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The American division of Graduate Women International (GWI) may find itself in the odd position of channeling Donald Trump. “On this International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women (VAW), Graduate Women International (GWI) voices concern and raises awareness about the ongoing battle women internationally face against physical, sexual, and psychological violence every day,” reads an advance press release from GWI for November 25, 2016. “GWI calls for implementation of stronger legislation that will protect women from all forms of violence. Women across the globe are subjected to violence in many different forms including forced marriage, domestic abuse, female genital mutilation...
  • Black Lives Matter Salutes Fidel Castro, is ‘Grateful’ He Harbored an FBI Most Wanted Terrorist

    11/28/2016 5:51:54 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    heatst.com ^ | 11/27/2016 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The Black Lives Matter movement has come out in support of Fidel Castro, following his death on Friday, saying they must “come to the defense of El Comandante” and thanking him for safeguarding Assata Shakur, who’s on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list. The movement penned an article on Sunday titled “Lessons from Fidel: Black Lives Matter and the Transition of El Comandante” on the Medium platform where they eulogized the passing of the Cuban dictator. The article, which was not bylined, was Tweeted out by the closest thing there is to an official Black Lives Matter account and also...
  • Trump Torpedoing Globalism is Fall of World Socialism 2.0

    11/28/2016 5:41:53 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/28/2016 | Chriss W. Street
    Donald Trump winning the presidency based on his promise to torpedo globalism came exactly 27 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and represents the second leg down for “World Socialism.” Although U.S. history books declare capitalist United States the victor in World War II, it was World Socialism that ended up dominating most of the globe. Soviet Union and China carved out massive communist states, India adopted extreme socialism, and communist insurgencies were ascendant in Southeast Asia, Africa and South America.
  • Exiled Sister Of Fidel Castro Has No Plans To Attend Brother’s Funeral

    11/27/2016 6:06:26 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/26/2016 | Kerry Picket
    Juanita Castro, sister to the now deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, has no plans to go back to the island for her brother’s funeral. Juanita, who is 83 and has been exiled in the United States since 1964, gave this statement to El Nuevo Herald Saturday. “Before the bad rumors that I was going to Cuba for funerals, I want to clarify that I have never returned to the island, nor do I have plans to do so,” she said. “I have fought alongside this exile, arm and arm in the most active and intense stages in past decades, and...
  • 15 Hilarious Tweets About Married Life That Really Hit Home

    11/27/2016 1:22:24 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 72 replies
    WIMP.com ^ | 11-26-2016 | Archit Tripathi
    When the honeymoon is over, couples start getting real with each other. The key to a good marriage is compromise. Whether it’s about who does what chores around the house or who’s picking dinner, a healthy give-and-take ratio is what makes a long-lasting marriage possible. Of course, venting on Twitter from time to time doesn't hurt either. Whether you’ve been married for ten years or ten days, every couple can relate to these 15 tweets. Check out our list of some of the funniest jokes about marriage as told by the Internet - then clean out the dishwasher. Seriously, there’s...
  • Clinton campaign to participate in recount in Wis.

    11/26/2016 2:35:30 PM PST · by pabianice · 32 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/26/16 | Zapotosky
    Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has been quietly exploring whether there was any ‘‘outside interference’’ in the election results and will participate in the election recount in Wisconsin initiated by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, a Clinton campaign lawyer revealed Saturday. In a Medium post, Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias wrote that the campaign had received ‘‘hundreds of messages, emails, and calls urging us to do something, anything, to investigate claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to disadvantage Secretary Clinton,’’ especially in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, where the ‘‘combined margin of victory for Donald...
  • Why The 'Poorly Educated' Love Donald Trump Back

    11/26/2016 9:38:55 AM PST · by rktman · 85 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 11/25/2016 | Josh Lowe
    Donald Trump spent much of his election campaign raging against groups he doesn’t like; Muslims, the media, Mexicans and the rest. But there’s at least one group he’s a fan of. “I love the poorly educated!” the president-elect to be declared after pulling off a victory in the Nevada caucus of the Republican primary. Now, an analysis of his shock election victory shows the feeling was mutual. It was “education, not income,” that was the strongest predictor of a vote for Trump, according to the polling analyst Nate Silver.
  • America’s Students Are Morons Who Can’t Distinguish Real News From ‘Fake News’

    11/26/2016 9:27:30 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/25/2016 | Eric Owens
    Shockingly large numbers of America’s middle school, high school and even college students are stunningly unable to process the media information that sloshes over them on a daily basis, according to a study released this week by Stanford University’s History Education Group.
  • Gun Store Lines Stretched Around Corner on Black Friday

    11/26/2016 8:15:27 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/26/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The line to get into Shooters gun store in Jacksonville, Florida, stretched around the corner as customers waited to get inside and buy the firearms and firearms accessories they wanted for themselves or planned to give as Christmas gifts. The scenario was not limited to Florida. In Randolph, New Jersey, “shoppers packed into RTSP, a gun shop and firing range.”
  • American media reacts to Castro's death

    11/26/2016 7:48:33 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/26/2016 | Rick Moran
    The death of Fidel Castro last night has sparked an outpouring of reverie and adulation on the left and a wave of revulsion from those less enamored of the thuggish dictator. Paul Mirengoff of Powerline looks at the reaction from the Washington Post and New York Times – two of the dictator's most fervent disciples:
  • Pipeline Protestor Sophia Wilansky Was NOT Injured By A Concussion Grenade

    11/25/2016 11:03:25 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 11/25/2016 | Bob Owens
    It’s frankly stunning that after Dakota Access Pipeline protestor Sophia Wilansky had one of her arms destroyed by an explosive device that mainstream media outlets with considerable resources—ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post, etc—didn’t immediately try to discover which side was telling the truth. According to the Morton County Sheriff’s Officer (MCSO) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol:“We are aware of the information about the woman on social media who has claimed she sustained injuries to her arm due to law enforcement tactics. The injuries sustained are inconsistent with any resources utilized by law enforcement...
  • Unborn Babies Get Less Legal Protection than Cats and Dogs

    11/25/2016 7:16:54 AM PST · by pinochet · 11 replies
    I just came across a story of a Nevada man who was jailed for 28 years for animal cruelty on dogs. This might be some kind of record for animal abuse. Here is the story: http://www.whio.com/news/crime--law/report-man-gets-years-prison-for-animal-cruelty/1ezsxCmHK4P9kwhcgmpX7I/ Another man got 8 years for stomping on a cat http://www.lifewithcats.tv/2014/11/19/man-sentenced-to-time-in-prison-for-killing-cat/ Prison sentences for animal cruelty keep getting longer and longer. Doesn't an unborn baby who has reached the age of viability, deserve the same legal protection as a cat or a dog?
  • Cut-off of federal funds to sanctuary cities is possible immediately upon inauguration(T)

    11/25/2016 6:28:41 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/25/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Thanks to a little-noticed action of Texas Congressman John Culberson taken last July, President-elect Trump will able to cut-off federal law enforcement funding to 9 sanctuary cities, plus the entire state of California, immediately upon taking the oath of office. Brenda Walker of Vdare explains: Because of the foresight of a Texas Congressman, President Trump will be able to end certain funding to the largest sanctuary cities plus the entire state of California on his first day as President. Working quietly, Culberson convinced the existing Justice Department to certify those cities as non-compliant with federal law, thereby making them vulnerable...