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  • San Francisco deploys an army of “trained witnesses” to hinder ICE operations

    03/25/2017 4:03:47 PM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 3/25/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Every week it seems more and more as if San Francisco doesn’t really want to be part of the United States anymore. Perhaps that Calexit thing needs a second look… Out in the City by the Bay, activists are very concerned that Donald Trump will be “George W. Bush on steroids” when it comes to ICE officers locating and deporting illegal aliens. (The fact that Barack Obama left Bush in the dust on that front seems to be lost on them.) But fear not, campers. The Social Justice Warriors are prepared to fight back and are training thousands of “expert...
  • Clinton collaborator John Harwood: Republicans “radically opposed to government itself”

    03/25/2017 1:03:45 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Harwood is the CNBC journalist who advised Hillary’s campaign on how to handle Ben Carson and later bragged to Hillary campaign chairman John Podesta about the rude questions he posed to Donald Trump during a debate. Harwood's attacks on Republican candidates as a moderator of a Republican primary debate were met with near-universal mockery. . . . Harwood claimed that Republicans are “radically opposed to government itself” and asserted that “governing is about taking action to solve people’s problems.” View the video here.
  • Environmental journalists face challenges under Trump administration

    03/25/2017 9:31:46 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 3/25/17 | McLellan
    A series of moves by the Trump administration has environmental journalists scrambling for new strategies, with many fearing their jobs will be more difficult in the era of President Trump. Companies like, an online news outlet with a focus on environmental issues, rely on media access to federal workers for information. The appointment of a known climate change denier, Myron Ebell, as director of President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency transition team and a recent media blackout for EPA workers has led to doubts that this relationship will survive. On Thursday, three panelists from visited the UMass journalism department...
  • DELINGPOLE: Environmentalists Aren’t Just Wrong. They’re Loathsome And Evil Too

    03/25/2017 7:57:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 3/25/2017 | James Delingpole
    Today is Earth Hour and as usual I shall be lighting a candle – several, actually; plus turning my Rayburn up to eleven; plus turning on all the house lights; plus lighting the patio heaters; plus starting my Landrover and leaving its diesel engine to idle outside in the drive; plus switching on the immersion heater; plus running several hot baths – in tribute to the world’s climate heroes. I refer, of course, to the tiny, elite fellowship of scientists, economists, politicians, journalists and bloggers who have bravely taken the right side of the climate argument and spoken up for...
  • Illinois lawmaker proposes holiday honoring Barack Obama’s birthday

    03/25/2017 7:44:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 3/25/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Are you ready for Barack Obama’s Birthday as a holiday on which government employees get a day off and schools are closed? Now that neither George Washington nor Abraham Lincoln’s birth is considered worthy of a national holiday, creating Barack Obama Day as a state holiday in Illinois would definitely make a statement. An insane statement, but when did that ever stop the Democrats?
  • Kamala Harris leaves no doubt that she has the stupidest reason for voting against Gorsuch

    03/25/2017 7:39:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 3/25/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Al Franken made a strong case for himself during the Gorsuch confirmation hearings, but in a last-minute surge, his Democrat Senate colleague Kamala Harris has stolen the crown (or dunce cap) from his grasp. The magnitude of this achievement should not be underestimated: after all, Franken is a man whose distinctive competence is beclowning himself. With this tweet, Senator Harris has achieved some sort of immortality: Judge Gorsuch has consistently valued legalisms over real lives. I won't support his nomination. — Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) March 24, 2017 Brian Anderson aptly sums up the message here: “Kamala Harris says she...
  • 'Social Justice': Agree, or Get Punched!

    03/25/2017 7:00:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 3/25/2017 | Will Alexander
    It’s time to push Leftist ideas and antics back to the fringes of American political life. These ideas, preached and practiced with righteous tyranny, have not only bullied their way into the public discourse but into our churches, our government, our businesses, our schools, and our lives. Like a toxic gas, the lethal effects of the Left’s “revolutionary” ideology have slowly seeped into the culture, making it hard to breathe for all those who beg to differ. And it’s becoming harder to see how their corrosive curiosities will ever be stuffed back into Pandora’s Box. You know the ones I’m...
  • Trump, Ryan fail to repeal Obamacare

    03/24/2017 3:56:33 PM PDT · by Mariner · 70 replies
    McCl;atchy via the Sacramento Bee ^ | March 24th, 2017 | By Teresa Welsh
    President Donald Trump Friday afternoon called House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and asked him to pull the health care bill 30 minutes ahead of a scheduled floor vote. This is the second day in a row an expected House vote did not take place due to lack of Republican support from their own party for the Obamacare replacement. The move was a major retreat for Trump, who demanded that lawmakers vote on the embattled GOP-crafted bill that’s facing stiff opposition from the conservative and moderate wings within the House Republican conference. In remarks Friday afternoon from the Oval Office, Trump...
  • Three Criteria for Health Reform

    03/24/2017 1:54:19 PM PDT · by TBP · 46 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 15, 2017 | TED CRUZ and MARK MEADOWS
    Does it make health care more affordable? Does it give consumers more choices? Does it provide Americans more control over their families’ health care?
  • Soros, Left-Wing Activists Plot Trump Resistance

    03/24/2017 6:52:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 3/23/2017 | Peter Hasson
    A network of wealthy liberal donors aligned with billionaire George Soros are meeting in Washington, D.C. with left-wing activists and political players for four days this week to strategize how best to undermine the Trump agenda and “restore progressive government.” Although the spring investors conference for Democracy Alliance is closed to the press, The Daily Caller was able to obtain a copy of the conference’s agenda, marked “confidential.” The conference is scheduled to take from March 22-25, but the last two days are exclusive to “current [Democracy Alliance] Partners and Foundation Subscribers,” according to the agenda. Another event on Thursday...
  • North Dakota: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit

    03/24/2017 6:14:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 3/24/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday Governor Doug Burgum (R) signed legislation allowing North Dakota residents to carry a handgun concealed for self-defense without a permit. The legislation–House Bill 1169–passed the House on February 21 by a vote of 83-9. It passed the Senate on March 21 by a vote of 34-13. USNews reports that the permitless carry law allows law-abiding citizens 18 and over to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense as long as they “have a valid ID and notify law enforcement of the weapon during instances such as a traffic stop.”
  • Surreal: LA Times op-ed claims Chelsea ‘never gets a break’

    03/24/2017 6:00:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 3/24/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    We live in a time of “fake news” awareness, so you’d think that someone at the Los Angeles Times would know better than to publish a headline like this: “Just like her mother, Chelsea Clinton never gets a break” Let’s leave the aside the reference to Hillary Clinton, who magically was able to turn $1,000 into $100,000 in cattle futures with no regulatory consequence and delete 30,000 evidentiary emails without prosecution. Or a break. Chelsea is being groomed for political power, and all the powers of modern propaganda are being mobilized to convince voters that she has some claim to...
  • The Lone Ranger vs the Big Science Consensus

    03/23/2017 11:30:57 AM PDT · by fishtank · 1 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 3-23-17 | CMI staff author
    The Lone Ranger vs the Big Science Consensus 3-23-17 National Geographic retells the lonely battle of J Harlen Bretz against the scientific establishment, and what made them so pig-headed. Glenn Hodges tells in bold narrative how one man, not even trained in geology, figured out the Channeled Scablands in eastern Washington state. It’s a story we’ve told before, but this article in National Geographic, with Michael Melford’s stunning photographs, is a keeper. The headline and subtitle give a flavor of what’s below: Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades Geologists couldn’t account for the strange landforms of eastern...
  • Enough of the Precocious Conservakids!

    03/23/2017 10:57:56 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 3 replies ^ | Mar 23, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    For some unfathomable reason, conservatives always seem to get excited when a moderately articulate post-puberty pundit comes along and parrots some simulacrum of conservative doctrine – except it almost always ends up like when my retriever-corgi mix tries to walk on her stubby back legs and we gasp in delight, “Look, Bitey thinks she’s people!” This is not a criticism of young people; it’s a criticism of us grown-ups, and a recognition of reality that keeps biting us on the Jeb. We need to dispense with the cute kid conservative novelty acts and understand that our ideology – unlike liberalism...
  • The Intractable Left and Why

    03/23/2017 8:20:27 AM PDT · by Bua ar la · 9 replies
    A question I often ask myself is why is the left so intractable and unwilling to budge on any point of contention. Everything we hear from the left is generally put forth as a talking point and one messenger on the left sounds exactly the same as the next. The logical next question is, "do you actually listen you yourselves, and do you not see (hear) the obvious disconnect your words have with reality. We are the party of tolerance, except when conservatives are concerned, we can't tolerate anything from you. Everything, everything they say is mutually exclusive. So I...
  • Jihadi Attack in London, UK Vows to Defend 'Tolerance'(DOH!)

    03/23/2017 8:01:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 3/23/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Yet in her own response to the attack, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: “The British people will be united in working together to defeat those who would harm our shared values. Values of democracy, tolerance and the rule of law. Values symbolised by the Houses of Parliament. Values that will never be destroyed.” To speak about “tolerance” with several people dead at the hands of an Islamic jihadist in London is to signal that it will be business as usual in Theresa May’s Britain: nothing will be done to confront the ideology that incites its adherents to violence and...
  • The Invention of 'heterosexuality' [Fake Science]

    03/23/2017 7:51:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/16/17 | Brandon Ambrosino
    ....heterosexuality has not always “just been there.” And there’s no reason to imagine it will always be.... .....rebuttal to the claim that heterosexuality was invented usually involves an appeal to reproduction: it seems obvious that different-genital intercourse has existed for as long as humans have been around – indeed, we wouldn’t have survived this long without it. But this rebuttal assumes that heterosexuality is the same thing as reproductive intercourse. It isn’t. “Sex has no history,” writes queer theorist David Halperin at the University of Michigan, because it’s “grounded in the functioning of the body.” Sexuality, on the other hand,...
  • Dakota Access Pipeline sabotaged in two states

    03/23/2017 7:46:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 3/22/2017 | John Sexton
    The company which built the Dakota Access Pipeline says there have been “recent coordinated physical attacks” on the completed pipeline which is ready to begin delivering oil this week. At least two attacks taken place within the past month. Last week, someone took a blowtorch to an above-ground section of the pipeline in South Dakota. From the Duluth News Tribune: In South Dakota, authorities received a report on March 17 that someone burned a hole through an above-ground section of an oil pipeline at a valve site just south of Sioux Falls, according to Chief Deputy Chad Brown of the...
  • Charlie Daniels: What Kind of America Do We Want to Leave for Our Children?

    03/23/2017 7:37:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 3/23/2017 | Charlie Daniels
    ....I know that people of much different political persuasions can not only get along with each other, they can be good friends, and I believe that any problem this nation faces can be resolved by sending in the cooler heads, who are willing to respect the opinions of the people across the table, listen to what each other have to offer, cull through the theories and ideas and mutually and honestly choose the ones which are the best for We The People. Unfortunately, after pondering the situation, I have come to the conclusion that there are many on both sides...

    03/23/2017 6:58:21 AM PDT · by fwdude · 30 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 23 March 2017 | Tony Perkins
    The good news for North Carolina is starting to sound like a broken record, but based on the latest business reports, HB 2 might have been the best thing that happened to the state! Tourism is thriving and the economy is expanding — which is exactly the opposite of what liberals predicted. In a great Washington Times piece today, Bradford Richardson and Valerie Richardson are quick to point out that whatever “boycott” the Left had unleashed on the Tar Heels wasn’t nearly as powerful as they thought it would be. Financial indicators released for 2016, they write, “show that the...
  • Chelsea Clinton, American Wonder Woman(Thursday laugh?)

    03/23/2017 6:22:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 3/23/2017 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Is there anything Chelsea Clinton can't do? Graduate from school. Straighten her hair. Get a high powered television interview job despite no experience or background while others couldn't. Get married. Have children. (in that order.) Tweet. Get gossiped about as a potential member of Congress. Write books--or at least have her name attached to them. Get appointed vice chair the Clinton Foundation. A Wonder Woman indeed with the same accomplishments as many a female born to non-famous, non-power-couple parents. But wait...there's more!
  • Law Takes a Holiday

    03/23/2017 6:12:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 3/23/2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Sociologists in the 1980s found out that when even minor infractions were ignored -- such as the breaking of windows, or vendors walking into the street to hawk wares to motorists in a traffic jam -- misdemeanors then spiraled into felonies as lawbreakers become emboldened. A federal law states that the president can by proclamation "suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate." Yet a federal judge ruled that president Trump cannot do what the law allows in...
  • Nevada Police Union Leader Prioritizes Bloomberg Disarmament Bill over Member Oaths

    03/22/2017 8:46:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 3/21/2017 | David Codrea
    Not only did Nevadans in all but one county (and most sheriffs) not support the Bloomberg measure, it was written so poorly the FBI said there was no way they could legally cooperate. So why is a police union representing members who took oaths to support the Constitution demanding enforcement?
  • The ‘Cornerstone’ Of Interior Dept’s Climate Strategy May Waste Millions On Duplicative Research

    03/22/2017 7:07:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 3/21/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Science centers that were supposed to be the “cornerstone” of the Department of the Interior’s “climate change response strategy” don’t have the proper controls in place to prevent wasteful spending, according to an internal audit. The inspector general’s office found Interior Department’s climate science centers (CSC) and landscape conservation cooperatives (LCC) could be wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on duplicative research grants. “We found that CSCs and LCCs had no formal process to coordinate the prevention of duplication in research grants, which could limit accessibility of information by Federal, State, local, and private-sector decisionmakers and place DOI at increased risk...
  • Camille Paglia Says Sheryl Sandberg Is ‘Smug and Entitled’

    03/21/2017 12:12:16 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/15/2017 | Sam Dorman
    Controversial feminist and author Camille Paglia slammed Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg as "insufferably smug," and said her book about women in the workplace was "dishonest." Paglia alleged that Sandberg concealed her "affluent lifestyle" in the book Lean In, according to a Tuesday interview in Broadly. Sandberg's feminism, according to Paglia, reflected the "excessively bourgeois or white middle-class assumptions" undergirding contemporary feminist thought. "I thought her bestselling book, Lean In, was utterly dishonest in failing to acknowledge how the affluent lifestyle of women executives like herself requires a rotating squad of servants and nannies, whom she has carefully kept invisible," Paglia...
  • Simply stated, Gorsuch is steadfast and surprising

    03/21/2017 9:40:27 AM PDT · by HKMk23 · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02-18-2017 | Kimberly Kindy, Sari Horowitz, William Wan
    DENVER — It was a horrific case. A female student had been gang-raped by football players being recruited by the University of Colorado. Now, her lawyers were trying to hold the university partly responsible, arguing it had created a hostile environment for women. A lower court had already rejected their civil rights argument. As her lawyers prepared to appeal in 2007, they had an overarching concern: a federal appellate judge named Neil Gorsuch.
  • Inside the 'billionaire bunkers' where the world's super rich will ride out the apocalypse

    03/21/2017 8:08:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies ^ | 3/21/2017 | unknown
    A growing number of the world's super rich are preparing for the apocalypse by purchasing 'doomsday bunkers'. But don't expect the one per cent to slum it out in drab, concrete dwellings as they survive the end of the world - these bunkers feature some of the most lavish layouts imaginable that are designed for the more modern survivalist. 'Your father or grandfather's bunker was not very comfortable,' Robert Vicino, CEO of Vivos, told CNN. 'They were gray. They were metal, like a ship or something military. And the truth is mankind cannot survive long-term in such a Spartan, bleak...
  • NY: Mock Slave Auction Stokes Tempers At Maplewood Elementary School

    03/21/2017 7:55:38 AM PDT · by upchuck · 33 replies
    SeeBS NY ^ | March 20, 2017
    MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — When it comes time for fifth graders to learn about the history of colonization and slavery, it’s always a sensitive subject. As CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported, parents like Tracey Jarmon-Woods said it became even more painful after what took place in a 5th grade classroom at her son’s school in Maplewood. “There was a sale of a black child by white children in the classroom,” Tracey Jarmon-Woods said, “If you’re demoralized — sold on a block in 2017 — it may affect you the rest of your life.” A mock slave auction earlier in the month...
  • Sen. Feinstein at Gorsuch Confirmation: NRA an ‘Extreme Organization

    03/21/2017 7:31:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 3/20/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    During the opening day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called the NRA an “extreme organization” that stands in the way of getting “military-style assault weapons off our streets.” Feinstein’s NRA comment came after she voiced her expectations that the Supreme Court will have final say on air and water pollution and just before she addressed employers who “[discriminate] against workers.” CSPAN 2 aired Feinstein’s comments: “It is the Supreme Court that will have final word … [on] whether the NRA and other extreme organizations will be able to block common sense gun...
  • Meet the New George Soros: Paul Polman, crony capitalist

    03/21/2017 7:17:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 3/21/2017 | Monica Showalter
    Billionaire "philanthropist" George Soros has a very successful model. He's set up think-tanks, advocacy shops, and phony democracy groups to promote his left-wing hobbyhorses – letting convicts out of prison, legalizing drugs, promoting LGBTQ social engineering, pushing his version of democracy via "color revolutions," ending any meaningful definition of citizenship, swinging the Catholic Church toward materialistic socialism, incentivizing welfare over work, financing racial rage and identity politics, promoting the E.U. and other super-states, promoting atheism, financing global elites and their vast salaries – the full Uniworld Insta-Swede Eurotrashia vision. Well, he's got company. Lifezette's Polizette believes that his successor may...
  • US limits carry-on electronics on some US-bound flights

    03/21/2017 6:32:52 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/21/17 | Caldwell
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government, citing unspecified threats, is barring passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets and electronic devices on board in carry-on bags. Passengers flying to the United States from 10 airports will be allowed only cellphones and smartphones in the passenger cabins, senior Trump administration officials said. Larger electronic items must be checked. The rules took effect Tuesday morning and airlines will have until 3 a.m. EDT Saturday to implement them or face being barred from flying to the United States, the officials said. They...
  • Watch: Migrants and Far Left Join Forces to Attack Paris Police with Flares, Petrol Bombs

    03/20/2017 7:57:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | March 20, 2017 | Jack Montgomery
    Algerian flags mingled with Antifa banners as migrants and left wing extremists gathered on the streets of Paris to attack police and protest deportations in a “March for Justice and Dignity”. The event was nominally organised to protest alleged police brutality in the case of an individual identified in the media as Théo – but despite that individual speaking out against the escalating violence in France, marchers used the occasion as an opportunity to bombard police with Molotov cocktails and burning flares in extraordinary scenes on Sunday.
  • Senator Who Owns 3 Houses Rails Against Americans Who 'Worship Wealth'

    03/20/2017 6:44:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/20/2017 | Rick Moran
    The Socialist senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, set off a Twitterstorm yesterday with a tweet that was hard to believe. We are living in a nation which worships wealth rather than caring for the poor. I don't think that is the nation we should be living in.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 18, 2017 Needless to say, this towering hypocrisy did not go unnoticed in the Twitterverse: @BernieSanders Says the man who owns 3 homes one which cost over $600,000. I'm guessing you have homeless people you're housing? Do as I say, not as I do?— lc65265 (@lc65265) March 18,...
  • Calexit? Jerry Brown Asks Trump for Aid — for the 4th Time

    03/20/2017 10:46:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 3/20/2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    California Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Donald Trump on Sunday for federal emergency assistance for the fourth time in just two months since the new administration took office, putting the nascent “CalExit” movement in a difficult position.
  • Trump Provides Teachable Moments

    03/20/2017 6:19:36 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 20, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There's a reason why nobody really noticed when major media outlets dropped their education beats: They weren't doing much to begin with, other than recycling public school press releases. You can get a flavor of this by perusing the articles that the so-called mainstream media occasionally publish on education. For example, the Associated Press (AP), in a story that got a lot of pick up, reported on March 16, 2017 that "Teaching current events in the age of President Donald Trump has become fraught with peril for some educators who have interjected their personal political beliefs into the classroom." "A...
  • Country Duo Mocks Snowflakes with 'I've Got Friends in Safe Spaces'

    03/19/2017 9:00:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 3/18/2017 | Debra Heine
    A conservative comedy duo has turned the Garth Brooks classic "Friends in Low Places" into a hysterical anthem mocking special snowflakes. The musical parody by Chad Prather and Steve "Mudflap" McGrew hit the web last week, and the pair has taken their satirical song on the road for their "Friends in Safe Spaces" comedy tour. A few sample lyrics include... I've got friends in safe spaces. If you don't go with us, then you must be racist. Come on in and let's be cozy. Showin' off participation trophies. Blame it all on our roots, we never wore boots, we never...
  • Jihad Fantasy: Could This Be My Child?(recruitment)

    03/19/2017 8:05:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 3/19/2017 | Valerie Greenfeld
    The signs of jihadi indoctrination include suddenly quitting smoking, drinking, consuming pork; spending a lot of time in chat rooms; a sudden interest in learning about Islam or Arabic; a change in friendships; spending a large amount of time at a mosque or Islamic cultural center; judging others' behavior as not sanctioned by Allah; a change from Western clothing styles; and no longer listening to music or watching television. Parents should heed these red flags and speak frankly to their children about all types of influences and outside dangers. As indoctrination progresses, it penetrates the psyche so deeply that once...
  • Why We Never Leave Our POWs Behind(Video at link)

    03/19/2017 7:50:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | March 18, 2017 | Christopher N. Malagisi
    In a moving interview, Amy Shively Hawk discusses her new book, Six Years In The Hanoi Hilton (featuring a foreword by Sen. John McCain), about her father’s time as a POW in a Hanoi prison during the Vietnam War. Learn about the courage and bravery of one of America’s finest soldiers. In 1967, U.S. Air Force fighter pilot James Shively was shot down over North Vietnam. After ejecting from his F-105 Thunderchief aircraft, he landed in a rice paddy and was captured by the North Vietnamese Army. For the next six years, Shively endured brutal treatment at the hands of...
  • Strange twist saved Europe from Muslim invasion

    03/19/2017 7:42:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 3/19/2017 | Bill Federer
    News arrived in Europe in 1571 that Muslim Turks, under the command of Lala Kara Mustafa Pasha, surrounded the Christians in Famagusta, Cyprus. Muslims promised the defenders of Cypus that if they surrendered, they would be allowed to leave. Lala Kara Mustafa Pasha broke his promise by demanding a boy for his pederasty. When denied, he flayed alive the Venetian commander. His Muslim warriors then killed all 6,000 Christians prisoners. He turned the beautiful St. Nicholas Church into the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque. After this, Turkish Muslims planned on attacking Rome, and from there conquer the rest of western Europe....
  • Paris climate treaty dead

    03/18/2017 5:36:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 18, 2017 | Lorrie Goldstein
    While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will never admit it, the 2015 Paris climate treaty Canada signed with great fanfare died last week.It died because of the release of U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget plan.While Trump has to get it through the U.S. Congress, which means parts of it are unlikely to survive, his clear intention to gut U.S. climate change policy by dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency spells the death knell for the Paris treaty.Trump is proposing deeper cuts to the EPA than any other government agency, reducing its $8.2 billion budget by 31%, laying off 19% of its...
  • Hawaii Judge's Flawed Aloha Akhbar Logic

    03/18/2017 7:28:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 3/18/2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The latest indication of the need to drain the judicial swamp comes in the form of Hawaii Judge Derrick Watson’s ruling placing a hold on President Trump’s second executive order placing a temporary immigration ban on six predominantly Muslim countries. It is, as President Trump noted, a classic case of "judicial overreach." Judge Watson’s logic belongs in a parallel judicial universe where judges are allowed to regulate foreign policy, clearly a presidential prerogative defined in both law and the U.S. Constitution. Judge Watson cites no law and, in the case of the Constitution, says the travel ban violates the Establishment...
  • Resist: Anti-Trump Billboard In Arizona Goes Heavy On The Nazi Imagery

    03/18/2017 6:45:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 3/18/2017 | Matt Vespa
    Progressives eat up the Trump=Hitler narrative to the point where there is a billboard in downtown Phoenix, which is heavy on such imagery. Santa Monica-based activist Karen Fiorito designed the billboard, which has the president in between two nuclear explosions and dollar signs imitating swastikas used by the Nazi Party. Fiorito says she’s worried about money and politics, along with the direction of the country under Trump. Yeah, that goes for you and every other voter who cast a ballot for a losing candidate in a presidential election. The back of Fiorito’s billboard shows a bunch of hands using sign...
  • Tim Allen on Hollywood’s Anti-Trump Thought Police: It’s ‘Like ’30s Germany’

    03/18/2017 6:05:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 3/17/2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Tim Allen opened up briefly about what it means to be a conservative in Hollywood in 2017 during an interview with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night, explaining that one must be “real careful” in talking about President Donald Trump or else risk being beaten up. “You’ve gotta be real careful around here. You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes,” the 63-year-old Last Man Standing star told Kimmel when asked about his attendance at Trump’s inauguration in January.
  • Trump’s Budget Chief Says Climate Research ‘A Waste Of Your Money’

    03/17/2017 8:57:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 3/17/2017 | Chris White
    President Donald Trump’s budget director told reporters Thursday the White House was no longer spending money on climate change research because it’s a “waste of your money.” “We’re not spending money on that anymore,” Mick Mulvaney, the Office of Management and Budget director, said at a press briefing while discussing the president’s decision to dial back climate science research. “We consider that to be a waste of your money,” he added. Trump released his congressional budget request Thursday, which contained several contentious reductions, including dramatic cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy. The White House’s...
  • Maxine Waters goes completely unhinged

    03/17/2017 8:00:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 3/17/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is making a strong case to become the poster child for Trump Derangement Syndrome. Long an exploiter of loony left memes, such as the contention that the CIA deliberately spread a crack epidemic in America's inner cities, Waters loves the attention and praise she garners from voicing the radical thoughts other crazy lefties shy away from. She owes her national profile to her readiness to glorify the 1992 Rodney King rioters in Los Angeles as participating in a "rebellion," not a "riot," justifying the looting of many Korean-owned stores as "mothers who took this as an...
  • One year later, SEALs see no female recruits

    03/17/2017 6:59:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Navy Times print edition | 3/13/17 | Larter
    Naval Special Warfare says no women have met standards. Naval special warfare jobs have been open to women for a year but no women are in the pipeline yet, and Navy officials concede it may be some time before a woman makes it into either a SEAL team or into the Special Warfare Combat Crewman field. Naval Special Warfare head RADM Tim Szymanski recently told an industry conference that several women have tried to get into the pipeline but have not met physical standards...
  • Why Trump may dump House Republicans

    03/16/2017 10:29:23 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | 7:00pm | Rich Lowry
    The bill has had the worst rollout of any major piece of legislation in memory, and failure is very much an option. If the proposal falters, it will be a political debacle that could poison President Trump’s relationship with Congress. This is a product of how the Republican sweep of 2016 was won on separate tracks. Trump tore up many Republican orthodoxies and went out and found a different way to unlock the electoral map, winning in the industrial Midwest. Congressional Republicans more or less stuck with the usual script, kept Trump at arm’s length and held their majorities in...
  • Trump woos his former opponents in bid to repeal and replace Obamacare

    03/16/2017 9:58:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Seth McLaughlin
    The Ryan-Trump tag team, though, has little margin for error. Without the help of Democrats, they stand to lose about 20 Republican votes in the House and two votes in the Senate on this first go-around. That means buy-in from most of Mr. Trump’s rivals from the Republican presidential race — Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, whom Mr. Trump branded as “lightweights”; Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, dubbed “little Marco”; and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, whom he named “Lyin’ Ted.” While Mr. Rubio has said he is open to the bill that Mr....
  • Rand Paul: Very Good Chance Trump Was Eavesdropped On By Obama Administration

    03/16/2017 8:59:42 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 12, 2017 | Tim Hains
    I don't have any special information. But the way it works is, the FISA court, through Section 702, wiretaps foreigners and then listens to Americans. It is a backdoor search of Americans. And because they have so much data, they can tap -- type Donald Trump into their vast resources of people they are tapping overseas, and they get all of his phone calls.
  • Ryan Knocks GOP Senators Critical of Obamacare Bill

    03/16/2017 8:55:38 PM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 16, 2017 | James Arkin
    House Speaker Paul Ryan fired a warning shot Thursday at Republican senators who have been critical of his health-care plan, saying he has not heard directly from them but noting that they will get their chance to amend the Obamacare repeal and replace legislation. The House legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act faces a steep climb in the lower chamber, though a vote is still expected to happen sometime next week. The bill passed the Budget Committee narrowly Thursday, with three conservative Republicans voting against it. Leaders are searching for ways to fix the bill to placate...