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  • Escaping communism and SSI... to the Mormon church and a normal life

    07/27/2016 9:24:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Roger Bauer, Resides in an apartment in Orem Utah just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City where he works as an arc welder. Roger beings his mornings bright and early before the sun rises where he fashions a quick breakfast in his kitchenette. A recent convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints, he forgoes coffee and tea that he once would have had and instead enjoy a glass of orange juice or a smoothie if one is available. He goes to work just as dawn is breaking over Provo Peak and the Aspen groove hills. He...
  • Possibly Rabid Animal Bites Walmart Shoppers In Rhode Island

    07/06/2016 9:27:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    At least two people were reportedly bitten by a small black mammal that might have been a ferret, mink or weasel, according to authorities. Those two people have not yet come forward to seek medical attention. The animal was not tested, and the concern is that it might have been rabid. Rabies is fatal in humans and animals once symptoms appear, according to the health officials.
  • Fox News Anchor Joins Left in Calling For Assault Weapons Ban(gretchen)

    06/15/2016 5:58:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/15/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Calling for more gun control in the wake of mass shootings has become the norm for the president, politicians, and pundits alikeóand Orlando has been no different. This time, however, a more surprising face has joined the bandwagon: Fox Newsí Gretchen Carlson. ďYes, the Orlando massacre was terror,Ē she said, ďBut thereís no doubt that Omar Mateen was able to kill so many people because he was firing an AR-15, a military style assault weapon, a weapon easier to buy in the state of Florida than buying a handgun.Ē Letís break for a moment here to point out that right...
  • Rainbow Flags With #ShootBack Written on Them Found in West Hollywood

    06/16/2016 8:22:16 PM PDT · by cll · 48 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 06/16/2016 | Ted Chen
    Rainbow flag signs with "#ShootBack" written on them were found plastered across West Hollywood on Thursday morning, causing a stir among residents and condemnation from city leaders, less than a week after the shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The flags, blending a snake symbol used by the Tea Party with the symbol for gay pride, were found all over the Southern California city Thursday morning, including in front of City Hall and one of the city's most popular gay bars, the Abbey. Crews worked all afternoon to remove the signs. City leaders say even though they're still...
  • Why Democrats aren't pushing an assault weapons ban

    06/16/2016 5:54:13 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/16/16 | Sarah Wheaton and John Bresnahan
    In a private meeting of Democrats on Wednesday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) begged his colleagues to push a measure that might have actually prevented Sunday morningís carnage in Orlando: an assault weapons ban. Cicilline was answering the call of President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, to keep ďweapons of warĒ off the streets. But Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi nixed it. Better, she said, to focus on barring terror suspects from buying guns. That measureís a no-brainer for Democrats, she reasoned, and easier to explain to the public. "Itís not that weíre not strong enough to make the...
  • Nancy Pelosi Rejects Gretchen Carlsonís ĎAssault Weaponsí Ban

    06/17/2016 11:57:45 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    During a private meeting on Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rejected the ďassault weaponsĒ ban being pushed my Democrat colleagues and Fox Newsí Gretchen Carlson. Pelosi said Democrats should focus on fights that are actually winnable, and she does not see an AR-15 ban as one of those fights. According to Politico, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) put forward the ďassault weaponsĒ ban, and Pelosi shut it down. She said, ďItís not that weíre not strong enough to make the fight. Itís just that we want to win the fight.Ē Breitbart News reported that Gretchen Carlson took time on air...
  • Firefighters Called ĎTerroristsí For Putting American Flag On Truck

    06/03/2016 3:46:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    Daily caller ^ | June 2, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    A Rhode Island city official called the cityís firefighters ďterroristsĒ and compared them to ISIS for putting an American flag on their firetruck. The firefighters say they have been told to remove the flag by city officials. A local NBC affiliate obtained audio of Central Coventry Fire District Chairman Fred Gralinski making the comparison at a board meeting. ďThey look like a bunch of yahoos,Ē Gralinski said. ďLike in the paper, like ISIS in Syria going to take over a city. I donít think they need that big flag on the back of the truck. Thatís not America to me....
  • Asian-American group to file discrimination complaint against Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth

    05/22/2016 1:24:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 22, 2016 | Dave Huber, assistant editor
    A group called the Asian American Coalition for Education plans to file an official complaint tomorrow with the federal Department of Education and Department of Justice noting that Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth have ďunlawfully discriminatedĒ against Asian-Americans in their admissions policies. The Coalition, ďwhich is composed of more than 100 local, state and national organizations,Ē claims the colleges ďhave the lowest acceptance rate for Asian Americans,Ē and maintain quotas for the (racial) group. It also points out that Asian-American enrollment at Yale has declined ďdespite the number of college-aged Asian-Americans more than doubling since 2011.Ē This is the first such...
  • Nothing Changed YesterdayóAnd Trump Is Still Not on the Path to Nomination

    04/21/2016 8:20:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 124 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/20/2016 | Jeremy Carl
    Before we begin debunking, letís start with the obvious: It was undoubtedly a good night for Trump and unsurprisingly so, as NRís Henry Olsen predicted on election eve. Trump looks to have taken 90 delegates and 60 percent of the vote, somewhat better than projections, although most election-eve forecasts had him taking at least 85 or so of New Yorkís 95 delegates (Olsen had him pegged for 87). But despite his victory, Trump got only a very modest bump from New York last night. And despite the breathless TV and print commentary from our New YorkĖcentered media, he still faces...
  • Hillel's Moment of Truth [Judenrein]

    05/17/2016 10:36:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 1 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Caroline Glick
    Two wars today are being waged against Jewish students on American university campuses. One is substantive, the other is institutional. The plight of the Jews at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island is emblematic of both. The purpose of the substantive war is to deny Jews their freedom as Jews. As the guarantor of Jewish freedom, Israel is the subject of a systematic, multidimensional assault, carried out everywhere on campuses. On a growing number of campuses in the United States, the only Jews who can safely express their views on Israel are those who champion Israelís destruction. Those who support...
  • Rhode Island bishop: Legal pot leads to 'land of oblivion'

    05/10/2016 4:14:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2016 6:38 PM EDT
    Rhode Islandís Roman Catholic bishop said he wants to smell holy incense, not cannabis, in Providenceís cathedral and warned state lawmakers against transporting young people to ďthe land of oblivionĒ by legalizing marijuana. Bishop Thomas Tobin shared his opinions in an essay titled ďNope to Dope.Ē The essay was published on a diocesan website Tuesday, just hours before a hearing on a bill to legalize pot. Tobin said heís heard about ďzombie-likeĒ people who are ďcompletely stonedĒ filling public places in Colorado, where marijuana is legal. He said young people already addicted to electronic devices and ďattached to their virtual...
  • Researchers Believe Captain Cookís Famed ĎEndeavourí Rests at Bottom of Newport Harbor

    05/04/2016 3:22:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    gCaptain ^ | May 4, 2016 | Scott Malone
    The wreckage of the Endeavour, the storied British ship that 18th-century explorer Captain James Cook sailed through the uncharted South Pacific, may lie a few hundred feet off Rhode Islandís coast in Newport Harbor, researchers said Wednesday. The 105-foot (32-meter) long, three-masted bark, later renamed the Lord Sandwich, had been hired out by the British Royal Navy as a troop transport when it was one of 13 ships deliberately sunk by the British in 1778 in an effort to blockade the harbor.
  • Donald Trump And The Knockout Punch

    04/27/2016 12:50:39 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 42 replies
    CBN News ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Brody
    Donald Trumpís extraordinary Tuesday evening in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware got me thinking: if this GOP presidential process were a prizefight, the referee would have stopped it last night. The announcer would have exclaimed, ď Donald Trump, winner by knockout.Ē The impressiveness of Donald Trumpís clean sweep of the ďAcela Primary StatesĒ on Tuesday isnít in the victories themselves. Everyone knew that Trump would do well on Tuesday in the more moderate northeast. Itís the margin thatís notable. This was a shellacking. The knock on Trump was that he had a ceiling or that when other candidates...
  • Trump wins every county in Acela primaries

    04/27/2016 6:31:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump won every county on Tuesday night in the five northeastern states that held primaries, sweeping up more delegates in his quest to lock up the GOP nomination. Trump won each county in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island, including Pennsylvania's Allegheny County, where rival John Kasich was born. Trump also won every congressional district in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware to pick up more delegates. He won all but six districts in Connecticut a
  • How Donald Trump Dominated Tuesdayís Primaries (Acela Primary Alert)

    04/26/2016 11:05:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2016 | Philip Bump
    rump has won every state touching any of the states that voted on Tuesday, save Ohio. Rhode Island and Connecticut are hemmed in by New York and Massachusetts, which Trump won by 35 and 31 points, respectively. Maryland and Delaware are closer to Virginia, which Trump won by a narrower margin -- but that was back on (the original) Super Tuesday, when Marco Rubio was around to chew up 32 percent of the vote. Geographically, this is Trump territory. If you wanted to drive from Trump Tower to any point in the five states, the most it would take you...
  • Donald Trump Shatters His Ceiling (Trump On Way To Nomination)

    04/26/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jim Newell
    There wasnít any mystery about how Tuesday nightís five Republican presidential primaries would end up: in Donald Trumpís win column. The only thing to watch were his margins: Could he close out against John Kasich in certain highly educated, suburban congressional districts in Connecticut and Maryland, and could he break a 50 percent statewide winner-take-all threshold in Connecticut? Yes, he could! He could do all of that, and he did. He won every state by double digits and cruised in every congressional district awarding bound delegates. He made a joke of his competition and the #NeverTrump cause, just as he...
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Primary Night Press Conference (4-26-16)

    04/26/2016 5:39:34 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 93 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr. 26 , 2016 | youtube
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016: Mr. Trump will be making post-election remarks from Trump Tower in New York City following the results of the Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island primaries. LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Primary Night Press Conference (4-25-16)
  • ** Live Tuesday 4/26 Election Thread (PA, CT, RI, MD, and DE) **

    04/26/2016 8:30:26 AM PDT · by tatown · 369 replies
    tatown | 4/26/16 | tatown
    Connecticut 28 (P) Closed Delaware 16 (WTA) Closed Maryland 38 (WTA) Closed Pennsylvania 71 (P) Closed Rhode Island 19 (P) Mixed (P) = Proportional, (WTA) = Winner Take All
  • LIVE:Trump Post Election Night Meeting April 26, 2016 Trump Tower 9pm EDT

    04/26/2016 2:51:03 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 2,598 replies
    TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016 NEW YORK, NY TRUMP TOWER 9:00 PM YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to attend a special meeting with Mr. Donald Trump who will make post-election remarks the night of the Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island primaries. Attire-PJs Please RSVP @ nikos1121
  • April 26 GOP Primary Primer (CT, DE, MD, PA, RI) - Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016172 of 2,472 delegates(118 bound)
  • RI and CT GOP Primary Poll, Trump Leads, with Kasich in Second

    04/25/2016 1:56:52 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 23 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 4/25/16 | Gravis
    Coming off a big victory in New York last Tuesday, GOP front runner Donald J. Trump appears to be making a positive impact on likely Republican voters and seems to be on his way to victory in Connecticut and Rhode Island tomorrow. One of the most accurate non-partisan political research firms from Winter Springs, Fla Ė Gravis Marketing, conducted a random survey of 964 likely Republican Primary voters in Connecticut and 566 likely Republican Primary voters in Rhode Island. The polls were conducted from April 23rd through the 24th and have margins of error of Ī 3%/Ī 4% at a...
  • Trump relentlessly mocks Kasich: 'I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion'

    04/25/2016 1:18:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/25/2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump relentlessly mocked Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign-trail eating habits on Monday. During a rally in Rhode Island, the Republican presidential frontrunner said that the Ohio governor should learn from Trump's children, whom Trump has urged to eat modest portions of food. "Did you see him? He has a news conference all the time when he's eating. I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion," Trump said of Kasich. He continued: "I'd say, 'Children, small, little bites.' This guy takes a pancake and he's shoving it in his mouth. It's disgusting. Do you want...
  • RI and CT GOP Primary Poll, Trump Leads, with Kasich in Second

    04/25/2016 11:17:05 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    Gravis ^ | April 26, 2016 | Gravis Marketing
    Connecticut Trump: 54% Kasich: 27% Unsure: 10% Cruz: 9% Rhode Island Trump: 58% Kasich: 21% Unsure: 11% Cruz: 10%
  • PPP: A bumpy ride for Clinton on Tuesday, smooth sailing for Trump?

    04/25/2016 9:51:04 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 25, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    PPP also polled Republicans in tomorrowís contests. Those surveys showed no surprises: Things arenít nearly so competitive on the Republican side, with Donald Trump getting a majority of voters in each state. Heís strongest in Rhode Island where he gets 61% to 23% for John Kasich, and 13% for Ted Cruz. The numbers are very similar in Connecticut with Trump getting 59% to 25% for Kasich, and 13% for Cruz. Things are a little bit different in Pennsylvania where Trumpís share of the vote isnít as high (51%) and Cruz edges out Kasich 25/22 for second place. None of these...
  • LIVE:3 Trump 4/25/2016, Warwick, RI @ 1pm West Chester PA @ 4pm @ Wilkes-Barre PA @ 7pm EDT.

    04/25/2016 3:15:38 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,303 replies
    Warwick, RI Warwick (Listeni/ňąw…ír…™k/ WORR-ik, more locally /ňąw…Ēňźrw…™k/) is a city in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. It is the second largest city in the state, with a population of 82,672 at the 2010 census. Its mayor has been Scott Avedisian since 2000. Founded by Samuel Gorton in 1642, Warwick has witnessed major events in American history. The City of Warwick (and T.F. Green Airport) is located approximately 12 miles (19 km) south of downtown Providence, 63 miles (101 km) southwest of Boston, Massachusetts, and 171 miles (275 km) northeast of New York City. Warwick was decimated during King...
  • Trump Headed For Big Wins in CT/PA/RI (Trump over 50 in all)

    04/25/2016 3:36:54 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 57 replies
    PPP ^ | 4/25/2016 | PPP
    Things arenít nearly so competitive on the Republican side, with Donald Trump getting a majority of voters in each state. Heís strongest in Rhode Island where he gets 61% to 23% for John Kasich, and 13% for Ted Cruz. The numbers are very similar in Connecticut with Trump getting 59% to 25% for Kasich, and 13% for Cruz. Things are a little bit different in Pennsylvania where Trumpís share of the vote isnít as high (51%) and Cruz edges out Kasich 25/22 for second place. None of these states are particularly amenable to the ĎNever Trumpí movement. Trump has the...
  • Clinton, Sanders close in CT/PA/RI; Trump Headed for Big Wins (59% CT, 51% PA, 61% RI)

    04/25/2016 7:23:07 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 34 replies
    hings arenít nearly so competitive on the Republican side, with Donald Trump getting a majority of voters in each state. Heís strongest in Rhode Island where he gets 61% to 23% for John Kasich, and 13% for Ted Cruz. The numbers are very similar in Connecticut with Trump getting 59% to 25% for Kasich, and 13% for Cruz. Things are a little bit different in Pennsylvania where Trumpís share of the vote isnít as high (51%) and Cruz edges out Kasich 25/22 for second place. None of these states are particularly amenable to the ĎNever Trumpí movement. Trump has the...
  • Rhode Island Poll: 90% of Female Voters Reject Senator Ted Cruz (LOL)

    04/25/2016 1:04:55 AM PDT · by onyx · 36 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | APRIL 25, 2016 | Sundance
    Rhode Island Poll: 90% of Female Voters Reject Senator Ted Cruz For the past several weeks Senator Ted Cruz has been running a presidential campaign based on a strategy to ‚Äėwin despite the voters‚Äô. The latest Brown University poll (full pdf below) of Rhode Island voters highlights why.The Brown U Poll shows Donald Trump with a lead of 38%, Governor Kasich second with 25% and Ted Cruz in dead last with only 14% support.(FULL POLL DATA LINK) The poll surveyed a random sample of 600 registered Rhode Island voters who are likely to vote in the presidential primaries. It...
  • Cruz cheerleaders grabbing at straws now deconstruct California poll two months away

    04/18/2016 8:53:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/18/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The holdouts at Fort Cruz are beginning to understand the grave situation their candidate is in. The Colorado Disaster has taken its toll on Ted Cruz and it is showing in all of the new polls. In New York, Cruzís numbers show he will be mathematically eliminated from any chance of reaching the 1,237 delegates that would give him the nomination in Cleveland this summer. On top of that, given his very poor showing so far, Cruz is on the brink of finishing 3rd behind John Kasich who has already been mathematically eliminated himself. In Pennsylvania, Cruz is fading and...
  • Ted Cruz calls Donald Trump a Sicilian Mobster.

    04/13/2016 8:40:04 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 206 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz went off on Donald Trump during an interview Tuesday with host, Glenn Beck. Cruz called the New York businessman a "Cosa Nostra" mobster...insulting all Italian-America with his contiuing, hate lie telling!!! First Cruz insults all New Yorkers, now, he, insults all Italian-Americans. Who is next, Irish-Americans, Jewish-Americans, African-Americans, etc. My....what a low life bigot...Mr. Ted Cruz is. Certainly not POTUS caliber material. I might remind the ignorant bigot, Cruz that New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, California have vast numbers of Italian-Americans...who will not take kindly to his hateful remarks. I think Cruz...
  • Cruz will be eliminated after New York; Trump will then say ďItís me or Romney.Ē Good luck GOPe

    04/08/2016 8:57:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 53 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/8/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The worst 10 days of Donald Trumpís campaign got him whooped by Ted Cruz in Wisconsin. Nevertheless, Trumpís chances of winning the Republican nomination on the first ballot are good. Trump continues to lead Cruz in states/territories won and has a 226 delegate lead. The math is foreboding for Cruz. He has 517 delegates. There are just 769 delegates to be awarded. This means Cruz must win 720 of these 769 remaining delegates to reach the required 1237 and win a first round nomination. Trump has won 743 delegates so he must win 494 of the remaining 769. This gives...
  • $15 minimum-wage movement sets sights on more states

    04/01/2016 1:48:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 4:26 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz and David Klepper
    California and New York ó where almost 1 in 5 Americans live ó are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now setting their sights on other similarly liberal, Democratic-led states. Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington are among the states with active ďFight for $15Ē efforts, and even economic experts who oppose the increased rate see it gaining momentum. ďThere is lots of pressure to do this,Ē said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director who is now president of...
  • The Left Is Embracing Orwellian Policies to Go After ĎClimate Deniersí

    03/14/2016 2:06:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 3/14/16 | Kim Holmes
    Just when we thought liberalism can‚Äôt get any more authoritarian, the Obama administration reminds us that it can.Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently confirmed that she had ‚Äúreferred‚ÄĚ the ‚Äúmatter‚ÄĚ of whether climate change ‚Äúdeniers‚ÄĚ should be brought to court on racketeering charges to the FBI.Yes, that‚Äôs right. If you happen to disagree with the administration‚Äôs views of global warming, you could face a civil suit accusing you of fraud and corruption. This represents a breathtaking corruption of the law. Laws designed to catch mafia figures on corruption charges could be twisted to punish Americans whose only crime is to contest...
  • AG Lynch: DOJ Has Discussed Whether to Pursue Civil Action Against Climate Change Deniers

    03/09/2016 6:37:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 74 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/9/16 | melanie hunter
    .....Loretta Lynch acknowledged Wednesday that there have been discussions within the Department of Justice about possibly pursuing civil action against so-called climate change deniers.
  • AG Lynch: DOJ Has Discussed Whether to Pursue Legal Action Against Climate Change Deniers

    03/09/2016 12:57:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 137 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | March 9, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) Ė Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledged Wednesday that there have been discussions within the Department of Justice about possibly pursuing legal action against so-called climate change deniers. ďThis matter has been discussed. We have received information about it and have referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action on,Ē Lynch said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Justice Department operations.Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) raised the issue, drawing a comparison between possible civil action against climate change deniers and civil action that the Clinton administration pursued against...
  • Lynch: Sure, weíve ďdiscussedĒ taking legal action against climate deniers

    03/10/2016 11:57:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    This election will include yet another public referendum on the topics of climate change, global warming, greenhouse gases and all the rest. With that in mind, we should probably prepare for a healthy, spirited debate of the subject. But if you happen to be somewhat skeptical of the science being offered by the anthropogenic global warming crowd, you may want to watch what you say. The Justice Department is listening and they may be considering legal action against all of you heretics. Jon Street reports from the scene of yesterday’s meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee. During Lynch’s testimony at...
  • The rarely discussed support for gun rights among black voters

    01/30/2016 7:04:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Gun rights is a topic which seems all too readily broken down among racial lines if you get all of your news from cable TV or the New York Times. Black Americans don’t like guns and white people are just crazy about them, right? (Or just crazy, I suppose.) But while there are some definite trends to support the stereotype, no group is ever as homogeneous as the press would have you believe. While I rarely turn to NPR for my news, I ran across an interesting interview this month conducted by Karen Grigsby Bates, speaking with one black gun...
  • For Some African-Americans, Gun Ownership Underscores Segregated Past

    01/12/2016 12:21:43 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 11 Jan 2016 | NPR
    ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Black people are disproportionately victimized by gun violence, and prominent African-American leaders are among those calling for tighter gun control. Yet as Karen Grigsby Bates of NPR's Code Switch team found out, many other African-Americans believe that owning guns is crucial to protecting themselves and their rights. KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, BYLINE: Know how some people can't do without something? April Howard has three possessions that are non-negotiable. APRIL HOWARD: I have a .22, a .38 and a rifle. BATES: And she's keeping them all. Howard's had guns for several years now, the result of a close call...
  • Black People Used to Shoot Back and It Wasn't a Big Deal

    06/29/2015 10:10:43 AM PDT · by Fay · 11 replies
    The Political Outcast ^ | June 27, 2015 | Mark Horne
    A few days ago I pointed out that it was wrong to act like it was controversial for African Americans to consider arming themselves in order to protect themselves from violent attack. The Second Amendment is for black people, white people, and every other color. Since then Reason.com has uncovered some material about the civil rights movement: Dylann Roofís racially motivated murders of nine black churchgoers have brought predictable calls for new restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. How ironic this is we shall soon see. Advocates of gun rights argue that the best way to prevent...
  • Black people had the power to fix the problems in Ferguson before the Brown shooting. They failed.

    09/19/2014 12:31:39 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2014 | Charles Cobb
    Many images that came out of Ferguson, Mo., last month looked like scenes from Birmingham, Ala., in the 1960s: the gun-wielding police officers, the sign-carrying protesters and the chants demanding equal treatment and human dignity. But thatís where the similarities ended. For all the righteous indignation it inspired, the Ferguson turmoil has become the latest in a series of flash-in-the-pan causes that peter out without inspiring lasting movements for racial justice. As an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi during the í60s, what I learned was the importance of organizing at the grass-roots and how even...
  • Armed Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement: Charles Cobb & Danielle McGuire on Forgotten History

    06/15/2014 7:23:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | June 11, 2014 | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux
    Cobb, author of This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, and Danielle McGuire, a historian at Wayne State University, discuss the fundamental role of armed resistance in the civil rights movement.**********On his first visit to Martin Luther King Jr.ís house in Montgomery, Alabama, the journalist William Worthy began to sink into an armchair. He snapped up again when nonviolent activist Bayard Rustin yelled, ďBill, wait, wait! Couple of guns on that chair!Ē Worthy looked behind him and saw two loaded pistols nestled on the cushion. ďJust for self-defense,Ē King said. In his new...
  • A Shocker From NPR: ĎGuns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possibleí

    06/10/2014 7:10:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 7, 2014 | Tim Graham
    The liberals at National Public Radio canít really imagine guns being necessary for anything...unless perhaps itís to keep Southern segregationists at bay. On Thursday afternoonís Tell Me More talk show, host Michel Martin brought on Charles Cobb, who wrote the book This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible. She called it a ďhiding in plain sight storyĒ and asked why he wrote the book: COBB: I'm very conscious of the gaps in the history, and one important gap in the history and the portrayal of the movement is the role of guns in...
  • Professor Charles Cobb Explains How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/07/2014 10:21:34 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    The Federalist Papers? ^ | JUNE 7, 2014 | BY STEVE STRAUB ON JUNE 7, 2014
    Most Americans are unaware of the connection between the civil rights movement and the Second Amendment. Via Guns.com: Charles Cobb, a professor and former activist, is telling the little known story of how guns protected the non-violent, civil rights advocates of the 1960s in a new book. A noted journalist and professor at Brown University, Cobb recently published, ďThis Nonviolent Stuffíll Get You Killed,Ē a look at firearms inside the Civil Rights movement, which includes a firsthand account of his experiences. Cobb maintained in a recent interview with NPR that he witnessed the untold story of guns inside the civil...
  • Author: 2nd Amendment Made Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/06/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 6,2014 | Awr Hawkins
    In his new book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible, journalist Charles Cobb shows how important guns were not only to leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. but also to many black Southerners who "believed in both nonviolence and self-defense."
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • RI H7199 Introduced ‚Äď Bill to Ban and Confiscate Firearms Magazines. (Rhode Island)

    01/18/2016 9:24:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Liberty RI ^ | January 17, 2016
    On January 15th, 2016 RI State Representatives Regunberg, Carson, Ajello, Handy, and Almeida introduces H7199 "A N A C T RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS" which would amend RI General Laws Section 11-47-2 adding several new definitions as well as adding Section 11-47-64 "High Capacity Magazines" In 11-47-2 (12) they have defined "High capacity magazine" and "large capacity ammunition magazine" means any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than ten (10) rounds, or any conversion kit, part, or combination of parts, from which such a device can be assembled if those parts are in the possession...
  • Saudi Arabia Plans 'Thatcherite Revolution'

    01/07/2016 11:35:14 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Saudi Arabia is mulling the sale of shares in Aramco, believed to be the world's most valuable company, as part of plans to repair its finances and open up its economy. The announcement was made by the country's deputy crown prince as Saudi's secretive, state-owned oil firm grapples with the effects of oil prices nearing 12-year lows . Mohammed bin Salman told The Economist: "That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months." The Saudi economy has taken a battering from the oil price decline and the finance ministry...
  • The End of the Beginning - The Road to the White House

    01/02/2016 8:44:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    After the British victory at the Battle of the Second El Alamein in November of 1942, Winston Churchill spoke to the British people. Churchill eloquently stated, ‚ÄúNow, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.‚ÄĚ Perhaps, the same can be said of the opening salvos of the 2016 Presidential Election. We have watched numerous debates on both sides, filled with candidates grandiose and not very grandiose. Gradually, the field is being thinned and on February 1, 2016, the games truly begin at the Iowa Caucuses....
  • Dreaded Indie Presidential Bid Could Come From a Democrat

    01/01/2016 7:13:20 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 76 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 12-28-15 | Ed Kilgore
    During the last half of 2015, a specter haunted the Republican "invisible primary" for the 2016 presidential nomination: an independent run for president by Donald Trump that would split the GOP base and send a Democrat gliding into the White House. As he consolidated a position in the polls as the GOP front-runner, Trump was maneuvered into signing a party loyalty pledge (required to get onto the ballot in South Carolina), and then ruled out an indie run at and after a December candidate debate. With a guy like Trump, an abandonment of this doubled-down oath is always possible, especially...
  • Webb Attacks Clinton With Eye on Independent Run

    12/26/2015 6:09:30 PM PST · by Mariner · 47 replies
    http://bloomies ^ | December 26, 2015 | Ben BrodyBloomies
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-12-26/webb-attacks-clinton-with-eye-on-independent-run