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  • Black groups contribute little -- besides complaints

    01/16/2018 8:44:51 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/16/2018 | Mychal Massie
    Typically, the Black Star Group, a black Muslim front group, is busy blaming whites for black children failing in schools, but now they’ve added economic segregation. In the Jan. 8, 2018, issue of the San Francisco-based newspaper BayView, the group’s founder, Phillip Jackson, wrote a commentary titled: “Celebrate Black History Month By circulating black dollars in black communities.” The reason for his jeremiad is his opinion that “Black people are on [their] own”; i.e., the white government won’t help them. I say, if only that were the truth. Trillions of taxpayer dollars have been wasted on blacks since President Nixon...
  • Pope Francis: Fears of Mass Migration Are 'Legitimate' and 'Fully Comprehensible'

    01/16/2018 5:05:41 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    EXCERPT Earlier this week, an Italian archbishop declared that immigration must be "rational" because uncontrolled immigration leads to the "crushing and extermination of our society." "You can't just open the doors, as if it were a party," Archbishop Luigi Negri stated in an interview with Italian media Tuesday. It is essential to "highlight the economic, human and cultural costs of immigration" since failing to do so means caving into "ideology." "I am a Catholic and therefore I believe in welcoming diversity," said Negri, the recently retired archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio and a close friend of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, "but this...
  • Feminist slams ‘Fixer Upper’ stars for 5th baby: We need to ‘shame’ them for being ‘irresponsible’

    01/15/2018 10:14:32 PM PST · by Architect of Avalon · 106 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Monday, January 15, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    CANADA, January 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – “Procreation is becoming a global public health concern, rather than a personal decision,” a feminist wrote for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in an article trashing "Fixer Upper" stars Chip and Joanna Gaines for having a fifth child. “It's not an exaggeration to say that the survival of our species depends” on population control, Kristen Pyszczyk wrote. Even though population control “carries with it associations with eugenics and other nasty historical events...we still need to talk about it.” The Gaines couple of HGTV fame announced the existence of their fifth child by posting a...
  • Veteran confronts foreigners found swimming in the National WWII Memorial pool

    01/15/2018 10:27:41 AM PST · by Wilderness Conservative · 55 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 5/26/17
    Ignored sign read “Honor Your Veterans. No wading. (blood boil alert)
  • Dick Durbin blew up DACA, deliberately

    01/15/2018 10:21:31 AM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-15-2018 | William A. Jacobson
    Democrats and the media think they have the golden bullet to take down Trump, in the form of the “s–thole” comment during DACA negotiations behind closed doors. There are conflicting claims and reports as to whether the term was used, and to whom he was referring if it were used. Original reports said it was mentioned in relation to Haiti, but that has been walked back. Whether you agree with the comment or not, assuming it were used, it hardly merits the current obsession, with no sign of letting up. It’s 24/7. Many Republicans are asking only “how high” they...
  • NAACP Says MLK’s Vision Can’t Be Achieved Without Fighting Global Warming

    01/15/2018 8:55:10 AM PST · by rktman · 85 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/15/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the NAACP wants man-made global warming to be seen as a civil rights issue, arguing King’s vision of a society free of racial injustice can’t be achieved without addressing warming. “We see climate change as a civil rights issue,” Jacqueline Patterson, head of the NAACP’s environmental and climate justice program, said in an online radio spot for the Yale Center for Environmental Connection. Environmental activists have been increasingly framing global warming as a matter of “environmental justice,” since “minority and low-income populations are disproportionately affected by global warming,” Patterson told Yale’s online radio Climate...
  • Delingpole: Trump – Making the World Great Again, One Sh%$hole at a Time

    01/15/2018 8:47:57 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/14/2018 | James Delingpole
    Isn’t it just the best thing that we’ve finally got a President of the USA who calls a shithole a shithole? In fact of all Donald Trump’s many qualities, I think this may be his greatest and his most underrated strength. But you’re not supposed to say this. At least not in respectable company. Even now – after all his incredible achievements – you’re still only allowed to praise Donald Trump if first you’ve preceded it with lots of disclaimers about how much you deplore his sexism, his brashness, his incoherence and general uncouthness…
  • Katie Couric breaks silence about Matt Lauer scandal

    01/15/2018 8:35:19 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/14/2018 | unknown
    More than a month has passed since Matt Lauer was fired from the Today show, and his former longtime colleague, Katie Couric, is now opening up about the former NBC anchor’s shocking dismissal. “The whole thing has been very painful for me,” Couric, 61, tells PEOPLE. “The accounts I’ve read and heard have been disturbing, distressing and disorienting and it’s completely unacceptable that any woman at the Today show experienced this kind of treatment. “I had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after I left,” she continued. “I think I speak for many of my former...
  • Weekly Reflection, Feb. 5: On Immigration (old yet spot-on reflection from Fr. George Rutler)

    01/14/2018 2:42:00 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 4 replies
    Pewsitters ^ | February 5, 2017 | Father George Rutler
    In the margin of a public speaker’s manuscript was the notation: “Weak point. Shout.” Such is the rhetoric of those who place emotion over logic and make policy through gangs rather than parliaments. In Athens 2,400 years ago, Aristophanes described the demagogue as having “a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, cross-grained nature and the language of the marketplace.” That marketplace today includes the biased media and the universities that have become daycare centers.The recent action of our government’s executive branch to protect our borders and enforce national security is based on Constitutional obligations (Art. 1 sec 10 and Art. 4...
  • Pat Condell: The Great Palestinian Lie [YT Vid 5+ minutes]

    01/13/2018 4:02:25 PM PST · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    https://youtu.be/GEC76QZ0N3k ^ | December 9, 2017 | Pat Condell via YouTube
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  • GOP Congresswoman Tells Republicans to ‘Grow a Pair of Ovaries and Get the Job Done’

    01/13/2018 12:49:40 PM PST · by rktman · 80 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/12/2018 | Craig Bannister
    “I’m a fighter pilot and I talk like one,” Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) declared a day after reports of President Donald Trump referring to certain countries as “sh*tholes” sparked controversy. In a YouTube video posted Friday advocating “national security, economic security, and border security,” McSally brags she told Republicans to “Grow a pair of ovaries”: “Like our president, I’m tired of PC politicians and their B.S. excuses. I’m a fighter pilot and I talk like one.” “I told Washington Republicans to grow a pair of ovaries and get the job done.” McSally served 26 years in uniform [1], retired a...
  • Mike Rowe Destroys Woman Who Wants Him Fired For Being ‘Ultra-Right Wing Conservative’

    01/13/2018 12:40:18 PM PST · by rktman · 104 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/12/2018 | Derek Hunter
    TV host Mike Rowe is known for his measured, devastating take-downs of people who attack him or his work. He has perfected the art of subtly twisting the knife in the side of critics with calm, cool language. This skill was on display Thursday when Rowe responded to a woman criticized his politics on Facebook. Rowe narrates the show “How The Universe Works” on the Science Channel. The woman, Rebecca Bright, called Rowe an “anti-education, science doubting, ultra-right wing conservative” who should be fired. “I love the show How the Universe Works, but I’m lost on how the producers and...
  • Insider Reveals Upcoming White House Concealed Carry Meeting

    01/13/2018 12:01:10 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/12/2018 | Vince Coglianese
    Republican North Carolina Rep. Richard Hudson believes law-abiding Americans should be allowed to carry their concealed weapons in every state, and he’s hoping the White House will help him soon make that a reality. “I can tell you, the president’s ready to sign this law,” Hudson told The Daily Caller Wednesday in an exclusive interview on the subject for TheDC’s “Newsmakers” series. “President Trump actually campaigned on concealed carry reciprocity,” the North Carolina Republican recalled. “We’ve got a partner in the White House and we just got to get it to his desk.” Hudson introduced the House version of the...
  • SAD KHAN! Protesters Disrupt Mayor’s Speech as Londoners Wake Up to Sadiq’s ‘Sh*thole’

    01/13/2018 10:45:52 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/13/2018 | Jack Montgomery
    Protestors have disrupted a speech by London mayor Sadiq Khan to the left-wing Fabian Society, attempting to subject him to a citizen’s arrest. “Ladies and gentlemen, we’re here today to make a non-violent, peaceful citizen’s arrest,” said a man who opened the protest by standing up and reading a statement, according to Sky News. Surrounded by security, they declared: “We stand under common law jurisdiction. If you touch us, you’ll be done for common assault. Please stand back, do not touch us.”
  • Behar: ‘Why Would’ Norwegians Come Here? ‘They’re Trying to Improve Their Lives(T)

    01/13/2018 10:27:41 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 1/12/2018 | Kristine Marsh
    Amidst all the hoopla over President Trump’s crass comments about which immigrants the United States should let in, The View host Joy Behar ignorantly claimed that Norwegian immigrants wouldn’t want to come to America anyway, because their country is superior to the United States. Fellow host Whoopi Goldberg blasted Trump for singling out Norwegians as the kind of immigrants America wants, saying that it was a clear affront to “brown people.” She claimed that Norwegian immigrants aren’t coming here for Trump anyway. “And Sir, just so you know, they don't want you to be their president. They -- they're not...
  • Norway’s PM makes business case of ‘green economy’ to Trump

    01/12/2018 9:36:45 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Ken Thomas
    Norway’s prime minister told President Donald Trump on Wednesday that her country remains committed to the Paris climate agreement, making the business case of the “green economy” to the real estate developer-turned president. Prime Minister Erna Solberg noted that many Norwegians drive U.S.-made Tesla electric cars and said her country saw “tremendous economic and business opportunities” as nations around the world fight climate change. “Norway is combatting climate change — it’s an important issue for us and we are committed to the Paris agreement,” Solberg said during a joint news conference with Trump. “We could conceivably go back in,” Trump...
  • More Hobby Farms Means More Maimed Farmers

    01/12/2018 7:33:25 AM PST · by fishtank · 78 replies
    Industrial Equipment News ^ | 11-29-2017 | Rick Callahan
    More Hobby Farms Means More Maimed Farmers The risk of serious injury or death has always been a part of farming. CONTRIBUTOR: Rick Callahan INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Phil Jacobs was just a teenager when his parents bought a scenic Kentucky farm with hayfields, forests, creeks, trails and a view of the Ohio River. Decades later, he still spent time there, maintaining the property as a second job and using its campsite for family getaways. The Lawrenceburg, Indiana, anesthesiologist was removing dying ash trees in June 2015 when his tractor overturned as he was pulling a tree up a hill. He...
  • Recent cold snap can't be blamed on climate change, study finds

    01/11/2018 10:42:18 AM PST · by jerod · 11 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Jan 11, 2018 10:31 AM ET
    Consider this cold comfort: A quick study of the brutal recent cold snap in Canada and the U.S. found that the Arctic blast really wasn't global warming but a freak of nature. Frigid weather like the two-week cold spell that began around Christmas is 15 times rarer than it was a century ago, according to a team of international scientists who does real-time analyses to see if extreme weather events are natural or more likely to happen because of climate change. The cold snap that gripped the East Coast and Midwest regions of the U.S. and much of Central and...
  • Historians of Conservatism Stumped By Trump

    01/11/2018 9:44:40 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 31 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 11, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It's laudable that academics actually have an interest in a political philosophy which is usually either disdained or ignored in academia. Nevertheless, their failure to comprehend the Trump Administration shows that they are still struggling with it. This bewilderment was on display recently at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA), which Colleen Flaherty covered for Inside Higher Ed: ~"How do we think about and engage with conservative Trump voters?" Willamette University Professor Seth Cotlar asked. "What does it mean to empathize with people who advocate white nationalism?" The possibility that he is on the wrong track with...
  • Wife Of Man Attacked By Teens During Carjacking Speaks With WJZ About His Recovery

    01/11/2018 9:28:35 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | 1/9/2018 | Jonathan McCall
    The wife of a Baltimore County man who was attacked during a carjacking talks to WJZ about the vicious attack that now has four teens behind bars. Right now, Baltimore County police are looking for two other teens still wanted in connection with the carjacking that left a man seriously injured. Police aren’t saying how they connected the dots, but we now know that a Comcast worker caught the entire incident on video. The victim, identified as 69-year-old Jim Willinghan, is still recovering at Shock Trauma, but his wife says he will be moved to another facility to undergo six...