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  • Fresno State Won’t Punish Professor Who Bashed Barbara Bush

    04/25/2018 9:34:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 4/25/2018 | Melanie Arter
    The Fresno State University professor who made derogatory comments on Twitter about the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, won’t be disciplined, the school announced Tuesday. In a letter to the “Campus Community,” Fresno State University President Joseph Castro said professor Randa Jarrar’s “conduct was insensitive, inappropriate and an embarrassment to the university.” However, “After completing this process, we have concluded that Professor Jarrar did not violate any CSU or university policies and that she was acting in a private capacity and speaking about a public matter on her personal Twitter account,” Castro wrote. “Her comments, although disgraceful, are...
  • Bill Kristol Predicts Democrats Will Sweep Midterms And Turn GOP Against Donald Trump [VIDEO]

    04/25/2018 9:25:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies ^ | 4/25/2018 | Nick Givas
    Editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol, predicts Democrats will win back both houses of Congress in November, causing Republicans to turn against President Donald Trump. “I think the chances of Democrats winning both houses are pretty good now,” Kristol said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “It’s obviously important if Democrats win the House and/or the Senate and changes the dynamics for the next two years. But the day after election day for Republicans, something you and I have talked about a lot, Joe, is very important.” “That’s the moment where Republicans stop justifying the vote in 2016 for Donald...
  • Anti-gun liberal (literally) mugged by reality

    04/25/2018 8:29:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 4/25/2018 | Rick Moran
    Writer Ryan Moore was a confirmed lifelong anti-gun liberal. He even tweeted out a request to President Obama to repeal the Second Amendment in 2012. But one day, Moore was confronted with a situation that changed his entire perspective on guns to the point where he is now a life member of the NRA. Moore was literally mugged by reality.
  • Want income equality? Here is the nation for you! (And Bernie sanders wants to emulate it)

    04/25/2018 8:23:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2018 | Martin Marcus
    Cuba is so lucky.  With the installation of their new president, Miguel Díaz Canel, Cubans will be able to continue with their terrific lifestyle.  What lifestyle?  Income equality. We are repeatedly told that income inequality is bad.  Apparently, you should be ashamed of yourself if you earn more money than what lazier people get.  We are supposed to assume that the definition of paradise is a place where everyone has the same income.  So what is it like in a country with income equality? Cuba has income equality.  Verifying this requires a careful look at the data.  Most sources – for example, Brookings – cite a per capita...
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center Is Sitting on $477 Million

    04/25/2018 7:30:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 4/24/2018 | Jeryl Bier
    If its balance sheet is any indication, Donald Trump’s presidency has been very good for the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC's already impressive endowment grew a staggering 35 percent in fiscal year 2017 to more than $432 million. Including operating funds, total assets topped $477 million as of October 31, 2017. Total revenues and gains in fiscal 2017 exceeded $180 million, more than triple the organization's expenses for the year, of just under $60 million. The SPLC has long been considered a fundraising powerhouse, but 2017's take was mind boggling by any standard. Donations were up 164 percent over...
  • NRA breaks fundraising records amid anti-gun attacks

    04/25/2018 7:21:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 4/24/2018 | unk
    The National Rifle Association’s political action committee broke a 15-year fundraising record in March, two months after the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. The NRA Political Victory Fund raised $2.4 million throughout the month of March, the largest in one month since June 2003, according to Federal Election Commission filings, National Review reported. Of the $2.4 million raised, $1.9 million came from donations of $200 or less. The NRA faces constant scrutiny from gun control advocates for its stance on the Second Amendment after 17 people were killed by Nikolas Cruz at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14.
  • Should Down Syndrome Babies Be Aborted?

    04/24/2018 9:42:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/24/2018 | Jim Denison
    "If anyone has ever had the arms of a Down syndrome child or adult wrapped around your necks, you will know that you have encountered profound love that comes from the heart." So states a Kentucky legislator in supporting a law banning abortions involving a fetus with Down syndrome if the diagnosis is the reason for ending a pregnancy. Indiana and Ohio have already passed such bills, though a federal judge has temporarily blocked Ohio's law from taking effect. Last Monday, the Pennsylvania House passed its own bill to ban such abortions. The bill passed with bipartisan support in a...
  • WATCH–#BoycottYeti Movement Explodes: Americans Shoot, Slice, Crush, Destroy Coolers

    04/24/2018 9:17:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 4/23/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 21 Breitbart News reported on a NRA-ILA statement which said Yeti Coolers had cut ties with the NRA Foundation. The statement, written by former NRA president and USF executive director Marion Hammer, said, “Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The NRA Foundation saying they no longer wish to be an NRA vendor, and refused to say why. They will only say they will no longer sell products to The NRA Foundation.”
  • The Child Entertainment Industry’s Coarsening Thanks to Rap Lyrics

    04/24/2018 7:49:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 4/21/2018 | Matt Norcross
    Editor's Note: The following has been adapted with the author's permission from its original publication on Carolina Culture Warrior. To be fully transparent, the author also owns shares in ABC (as previously disclosed). WARNING: This post features lyrics with strong language. As previously pointed out here, March 24's Kids’ Choice Awards on Nickelodeon saw a disastrously pitiful rating that was among the lowest ever. This drop was thanks to, in part, due to many of those nominated in music, movies, and TV show categories not being appropriate for children and overt endorsements of the anti-gun March for Our Lives protests....
  • CDC unpublished study: Over 2 million defensive gun uses every year

    04/24/2018 7:36:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 4/23/2018 | unknown
    Every year, Americans use guns to defend themselves more than 2 million times, according to an unpublished study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that focused on data gathered in 1996, 1997 and 1998. The findings show that use of guns for self-defense happens more frequently than criminal use of firearms. During his Monday broadcast, talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh said “it’s typical” that the CDC didn’t go public with the eye-opening findings. “The CDC figures this does not further the leftist agenda,” Limbaugh said, “so they keep it secret, but it has been uncovered.” Since the 1990s, Florida...
  • CHURCH Pastor: I miscalculated impact of LGBTQ-affirming vote

    04/23/2018 2:07:04 PM PDT · by fwdude · 77 replies
    One News Now ^ | January 15, 2018 | Bill Bumpas, Jody Brown
    A Baptist pastor in Dallas is facing some harsh realities more than a year after leading his congregation to affirm homosexuality. In November 2016, Wilshire Baptist Church voted to extend membership to those involved in the homosexual lifestyle. The church's slogan is now "Open to all, closed to none." The action prompted the Baptist General Convention of Texas to sever ties with the church. A year later, Chelsen Vicari decided to contact senior pastor George Mason to see how the church has been affected by the change.
  • New York Climate Activists Ride Buses To An Anti-Fossil Fuel Rally(DOH!)

    04/23/2018 12:04:25 PM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 4/23/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmental activists rode buses up to Albany from New York City to tell Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to mandate the use of 100 percent green energy and move the state away from fossil fuels … wait, what? That’s right. Activists affiliated with the group Food & Water Watch will converge on New York’s capital to “demand 100% renewable energy & a ban on fracking infrastructure,” the group tweeted. Food & Water Watch backed New York’s ban on fracking in 2014, and now wants the state to get off all “fracked” gas — that’s pretty much all their gas. Food &...
  • All-white golf team could end up winning PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship

    04/23/2018 10:10:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 4/23/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Nonetheless, real Americans continue to ignore racial and ethnic barriers, no matter what the politically correct classes instruct them. The results can be almost comic, on occasion, such as this from The Sentinel: On May 11, the male golf team of Lincoln University, an historically black college in Jefferson City, will compete in this year's PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship. The tournament begins May 11 in Port Lucie, Florida. The goal of the tournament founders was "to provide a national stage for players from minority colleges and universities to compete in NCAA collegiate golf events." That said, not all of...
  • Obama jets off to legitimize South Africa's Zimbabwifying regime

    04/23/2018 9:50:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 4/23/2018 | Monica Showalter
    South Africa is busy Zimbabwifying itself, ready to expropriate white-owned farms without compensation. At this point, it should be a pariah state. But in goes President Obama, likely to egg them on. The gushy New York Times piece about it pretty well calls Obama's planned trip to play community organizer abroad in South Africa a wonderful thing. He's been photographed kite-surfing with Richard Branson off Necker Island, relaxing on David Geffen's yacht in French Polynesia with Bruce Springsteen and Oprah Winfrey, river-rafting with his family in Bali and posing with a celebrity chef in Tuscany. To those who have paid...
  • Chipping Away at the Second Amendment

    04/23/2018 9:45:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 4/23/2018 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    In 1993, Jay Simkin and Aaron Zelman of the group Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership published a document titled "Gun Control: Gateway to Tyranny," which highlights the similarities between the Nazi Weapons Law of March 18, 1938 and the U.S. Gun Control Act of 1968. Dedicated to the "tens of millions of victims of Nazi 'gun control," the book maintains that "the Nazi Weapons Law is the blueprint for 'gun control' in America." The following is a synopsis of their points: Access to ammunition and reloading components (bullets, gun powder, brass, and especially primers) will be controlled. Police-issued...
  • MSNBC: ‘Real Criminal’ in Waffle House Shooting Was AR-15, Pro-Gun Culture

    04/23/2018 9:39:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 4/23/2018 | Kyle Drennen
    In a stunning attempt to shift blame for Sunday’s deadly shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee away from the mentally unstable criminal who perpetrated the crime, on Monday, an MSNBC panel claimed that gun he used, an AR-15 rifle, was the “real criminal” and that America’s pro-gun culture was also responsible for the killings. “What is your message, I guess I want to ask, to those who say, ‘Don’t touch my guns no matter what’?,” anchor Stephanie Ruhle fretted to New York Times columnist Bret Stephens early in the 9:00 a.m. ET hour. Seizing on the opportunity to immediately...
  • ‘It’s a Shame’: GQ Magazine Puts the Bible on List of Most Overrated Books Ever

    04/23/2018 9:38:02 AM PDT · by yoe · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23, 2018 | as seen on Fox & Friends
  • Shania Twain Explains Her Trump Comments(Wha wha wha)

    04/23/2018 9:28:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 4/23/2018 | cortney obrien
    Country star Shania Twain is Canadian, but if she had the chance to vote in the 2016 American presidential election, she would have supported Donald Trump. She made the declaration this weekend in an interview with The Guardian and, as expected, she got plenty of hate for it. "I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest," Twain said. "Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn't be able to have both. If I were voting, I just don't want bullsh-t. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent....
  • Globalism uber alles

    04/23/2018 9:08:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 4/20/2018 | Curtis Ellis
    President Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House next week. We can expect her to promote the pro-immigrant, pro-Iran agenda she’s been pushing on anyone who will listen. To understand the roots of her policies, it’s helpful to look at the last time she came calling to Washington, three months after President Trump took office. She was accompanied by the Kaesar – Joe Kaesar, CEO of Siemens, the German engineering and industrial giant. Peel back the chancellor’s humanitarian rhetoric of peace and tolerance and you will see her policies match the mercantile interests of Siemens seamlessly....

    04/23/2018 8:11:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies ^ | 4-23-2018 | Sara Dogan
    It is sadly common for conservative presidents and political leaders to be portrayed in a less-than-flattering light in the left-leaning textbooks used in public school and college classrooms, but a new volume on American history gives a new spin on the term “rush to judgment.” Less than a year-and-a-half after taking office as America’s sitting president, Donald Trump is already being maligned in the pages of an upcoming high school history text which insinuates that he and his supporters are driven by racism and that he is mentally unfit to serve as our Commander-in-Chief. Textbooks rarely receive a high profile...