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  • Boehner: 'Not a time for excuses' for drone strike that killed two hostages

    04/24/2015 3:35:59 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 24, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Speaker John Boehner called for the Obama administration to provide "all the facts" in the U.S. drone strike that accidentally killed an American and Italian hostage held at an al Qaeda compound. Boehner, R-Ohio, said he also expects House committees to look into the incident. "As President Obama indicated, this is not a time for excuses," Boehner said after offering condolences to the families of American Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian citizen. "The president announced an independent review is under way and that is entirely proper," Boehner said. "We need all the facts for the families,...
  • Sen. Cruz Joins Amicus Brief Supporting the Right of States to Define Marriage

    04/13/2015 3:03:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | April 9, 2015 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    In our federal system, states should be able to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Friday joined an amicus brief on behalf of 57 members of Congress in support of the right of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The brief was filed in four cases that the Supreme Court will jointly hear on April 28, 2015, in which same-sex couples challenge the marriage laws of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky, all of which were upheld by the U.S....
  • Kerry: Congress Can Vote As Long As It Doesn’t Interfere with Obama’s Deal (Video)

    04/09/2015 8:30:05 AM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    Breitbrat ^ | 4/08/15 | by Pam Key
    Wednesday on PBS “NewsHour,” Secretary of State John Kerry articulated the administration’s new position on Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) bill demanding Congress get a vote on the merits of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, in light of prominent Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) supporting the bill this week. Making it clear the bill can not “interfere” with the president’s deal, Kerry said “if it’s changed and adjusted and reflects the respect for the Constitution and the president’s prerogatives,” then Congress can vote.
  • The Trillion-Dollar Pension Crisis Is Only Getting Worse Because People Are Living Too Long

    02/16/2015 10:47:39 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    BI ^ | 2-16-2014 | John Mauldin
    John Mauldin February 16, 2015We do not have to look to Greece to find massively underfunded obligations. Here in the US we can find hundreds of examples, willingly created by politicians and businessmen who proclaim they are working for the public good. We call them pension funds, but they’re just another form of unfunded debt. A sovereign bond is a promise to pay a certain amount of money over time. A defined-benefit pension fund is a promise to pay a certain amount of income over time. The value of either is determined by the ability of the government or the...
  • Which image of Obama mugging for BuzzFeed’s cameras diminishes the presidency the most, ranked

    02/12/2015 10:17:59 AM PST · by tje · 54 replies
    WaPo ^ | February 12 at 1:01 PM | Philip Bump
    The #Millennial-friendly website BuzzFeed has taken over for Zach Galifianakis as the White House's preferred video venue for encouraging young people to sign up for health insurance. You remember the Galifianakis video, of course; Obama's self-deprecating appearance on the fake interview show last year was credited with a big boost in traffic (however short-lived) to Healthcare.gov.
  • Ann Arbor approves deal with DTE Energy to construct largest solar array in Michigan

    02/03/2015 5:45:16 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 21 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | February 03, 2015 | Ryan Stanton
    Ann Arbor might be on its way to becoming the solar capital of Michigan. The Ann Arbor City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a deal with DTE Energy to construct the largest solar array in the state on a 14-acre site at the city's airport. The decision came following a brief discussion with no objections raised by any of the 11 council members. "This is an exciting effort," said Mayor Christopher Taylor. "I'm so glad that we're moving forward with it. Having the largest solar field in Michigan is going to be an important thing for the city...
  • Boehner Leaves Door Open on Gas Tax Proposal (Video)

    01/08/2015 1:52:59 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 47 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/8/15
    A renewed push by some Democrats for an increase in the federal gas tax to replenish the Highway Trust Fund drew a frosty reception Thursday from Speaker John A. Boehner — though the Ohio Republican stopped short of ruling the idea out. Both Boehner and the top-ranking Democrat in the House, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, were asked Thursday about an increase in the 18.4 cent-per-gallon federal gas tax after the National Republican Campaign Committee sought to make a gas tax increase a political liability for Democrats. “I’ve never voted to raise the gas tax. Funding the highway bill is critically...
  • The Unsung X-Factor That Could Upend The Next Presidential Election

    01/06/2015 12:45:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Ralph Benko
    One, and only one, candidate, Barack Obama, caught the X-factor and improbably got himself nominated and elected, and re-elected, president. Another improbable candidate could catch it again.What is that X-factor? How does it upend things?Peace and personal security continued to flourish in 2014 and are likely to continue into 2015 and beyond. This is important news. It also is news the news media can ill afford to report. But voters sense it.Two of our greatest public intellectuals, Steven Pinker and Andrew Mack, provide a defining “state of the world” summation in Slate.com inThe World Is Not Falling Apart. The evidence...
  • Governor (Sarah) Palin Joins With Mark Levin Against (GOP Whip) Steve Scalise

    01/03/2015 9:31:49 AM PST · by xzins · 91 replies
    Governor Palin is lending her support to Mark Levin’s call for Representative Steve Scalise to step down from his Republican leadership position: Defense of this (last decade) racist action is disgusting and wrong, as is defense of the even more recent immoral actions of our President’s with any association he embraced with the racist Jeremiah Wright and the anti-American domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. I’ll add to Levin’s list: Do political “leaders” think Americans are so stupid we don’t recognize the despicable double standard here, and that we’re so weakly complacent that we’ll put up with this? - Sarah Palin Mark...
  • As Britain Freezes, Wind Farms Take Power From Grid to Prevent Icing

    01/02/2015 6:31:33 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    As Britain shivers under a blanket of snow and ice, it has emerged that offshore windfarms have been idling to prevent icing up – and drawing electricity off the national grid to do so. Critics have pointed out the “folly” of having windfarms idle in a cold snap, but industry experts insist that all forms of power generation involve some electrical input. The issue has been raised by Brian Christley, a resident of Abergele, Wales, who wrote to the Daily Telegraph to say: “Over the weekend just gone, the coldest of the year so far, all 100-plus off-shore wind turbines...
  • Man killed by stray bullet in SE Houston

    01/01/2015 6:57:33 AM PST · by eastforker · 43 replies
    click2houston ^ | 1/1/15 | Frank Espinoza
    A man is dead Thursday after a stray bullet hit him in the head in southeast Houston. Police say the victim and his wife were watching fireworks around 1 a.m. on their front lawn on the 800 block East Lake and Theta Street near Edgebrook. Investigators say someone shot a gun in the air and the bullet came down and hit the victim in the head. He died at the scene.
  • City Council votes to increase Chicago minimum wage

    12/02/2014 10:45:53 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    WGN ^ | 10-2-2014 | Nancy Loo and Robert H. Jordan Jr
    The Chicago City Council voted 44-5 Tuesday to increase the minimum wage. Chicago’s minimum wage workers will see their first increase next July, when the rate increase to $10 an hour from the current statewide hourly rate of $8.25. It then will increase by 50 cents in July 2016 and another 50 cents in July 2017. The minimum wage would go up $1 in July 2018 and $1 in July 2019 to reach $13 an hour.
  • Tired of Hearing about Gruber [satire]

    11/23/2014 9:34:04 AM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    The American people are “tired of hearing about Gruber,” according to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. Video tapes of MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, a key architect of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), have been doing major damage to the Administration’s credibility over the past two weeks. In the videos, Gruber is repeatedly shown describing voters as stupid and gloating about how Democrats used this stupidity to deceptively enact the ACA. Earnest warned the media to drop the issue “because, frankly, the President is tired of hearing about it. These tapes and the alleged deceptions they portray...
  • White House: GOP fanning 'stupidity' flames for political advantage

    11/18/2014 11:24:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Republicans are hyping past comments from ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber as a way to distract from what’s going well for the healthcare law. After saying that Gruber’s view that the healthcare law was passed partly because of the “stupidity” of the American voter is not shared by “anybody at the White House,” Earnest challenged claims that ObamaCare was not passed in a transparent way. He also suggested that few Americans are paying attention to the controversy. “People are understandably pretty tired of relitigating all the fights from 2009 and 2010,” Earnest said Tuesday at...
  • The stupidity of ‘experts’: Big-government intellectuals seldom own up when their policies fail

    11/18/2014 5:25:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/18/2014 | Richard Rahn
    The only surprising thing about Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s revelations that the legislation was based on a series of lies and voter stupidity was that Mr. Gruber was so stupid to think no one would see the videos of him saying so. The good news is that, perhaps, many more Americans will wake up to the fact that Obamacare is not the only hoax they have been subjected to, and will be much more skeptical about policy experts’ snake oil. Most of these schemes increase the power and money flowing to the political class and their “experts,” while robbing the...
  • Gruber's Gruesome but Right...

    11/14/2014 8:10:07 AM PST · by mononymous · 41 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 11/14/2014 | Mononymous1
    Prof. Gruber’s admission that passage of Obamacare depended on the “stupidity” of the American public should come as no surprise to anyone; the man should be applauded for his candor. Examining the answers to the following questions would suggest that he was and is absolutely right. It is the dependency on the existence of these people that have kept the Democrat party in power; it is their base, it is to whom they appeal and the rest of us, while living in this country, simply pay the price for their voting habits . So: (1) how did “hope and change”...
  • VIDEO - Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Know Who Gruber Is , Says ‘ He Didn’t Help Write Our Bill ’

    11/13/2014 11:36:06 AM PST · by maggief · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 13, 2014
    Published on Nov 13, 2014 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has joined in with the White House’s attempt to distance itself from a key figure in the creation of the Affordable Care Act who claimed the bill was passed with help from “lack of transparency” and “the stupidity of the American voter.” MIT professor Jonathan Gruber — who assisted congressional staffers in writing the bill — made such claims last year during an academic conference, but the video only became widely-viewed this week. He has since appeared on MSNBC to call the comments “inappropriate,” but did not deny his underlying...
  • Obama ‘rethinking Syria strategy, wants to oust Assad’

    11/13/2014 4:25:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11/13/14 | Stuart Winer
    Administration no longer believes it can defeat Islamic State in Iraq without also intensifying efforts to square Syria, including removing brutal president..... ....Obama has instructed his national security advisers to review the administration’s policy on Syria and make removing embattled President Bashar Assad from power a key element in defeating the Islamic State group in Iraq,
  • Jonathan Gruber to MSNBC: My ‘Stupidity of the American Voter’ Remark was Inappropriate

    11/11/2014 12:53:38 PM PST · by SteveH · 140 replies
    mediaite ^ | Nov. 11, 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    On MSNBC Tuesday, Gruber told Ronan Farrow that he “spoke inappropriately” when he made the comments, which surfaced this week in an online video. “The comments in the video were made at an academic conference,” Gruber said. “I was speaking off the cuff and I basically spoke inappropriately and I regret having made those comments.”
  • Jonathan Gruber Obamacare Deception Video Goes Viral (Newsbusters Was First!)

    11/10/2014 5:15:40 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 10, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    On Saturday, Newsbusters was the first major website to feature a video posted to YouTube by AmericanCommitment of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber boasting in 2013 how he helped deceive the public via a lack of transparency about that bill. Some readers were anxious about that video being made better known to the public since at the time the article was published, there were only a couple of dozen views of the video on YouTube. Well they needn't have worried because since then the video has gone over the top viral to the extent that Rush Limbaugh led his show talking...
  • Obamacare Architect: We Passed the Law Thanks to the ‘Stupidity of the American Voter

    One of the architects of Obamacare said the law was written in a deliberately “tortured” way and relied on the “stupidity of the American voter” to ensure its passage. In a newly unearthed 2013 clip, Jonathan Gruber, the MIT health economist who helped craft parts of the Affordable Care Act, got fairly candid about the tactics used to get the Affordable Care Act passed during a panel at the Annual Health Economists’ Conference last year.
  • Cosmetic surgery to fix ear "tribal piercings" on the rise

    11/08/2014 1:45:00 PM PST · by bgill · 38 replies
    CBS ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Alphonso Van Marsh
    Liam Palmer says his dream is to serve in the British Army. But the military won't accept the 21-year old with gaping holes in his earlobes from ear piercings, followed by stretching the skin with plugs. "I don't regret it. [Wearing ear plugs] was just a part of who I was," Palmer says about his younger counter-culture days of gelled hair, skinny jeans and ear plugs - also known as ear gauges or "tribal" ear piercings. "Patients realize [ear gauges] are not becoming in terms of job hunting or work - sort of like tattoos," Edwards says.
  • Teen's quest for Amazon 'medicine' ends in tragedy (died to get high)

    10/25/2014 5:00:19 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat October 25, 2014 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Kyle Nolan did his research -- his mother made sure of that. She didn't want her 18-year-old son heading to the Amazon jungle at all -- let alone, without learning everything he could about the supposed "medicine" with the bizarre name that he insisted would help him turn his young life around. "I really tried to discourage him ... I kept telling him over and over, there are no easy answers in life," Ingeborg Oswald said. But she knew she couldn't stop him. Overshadowed by his "overachieving" triplet brother and sister, Oswald said Kyle "was going through this...
  • MSNBC Host to 'Wingers': Ebola Was Spread at a Private Hospital in a Red State, You Know

    10/13/2014 5:25:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10-13-2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Ladies and gentlemen, MSNBC host Joy Reid has a statement to make: Joy Reid JoyAnnReid "To the anti-government wingers in my thread: so far, the only "spread of Ebola" in the U.S. was caused by a private hospital in a red state." 1:33 PM - 12 Oct 2014
  • Pot should be legalized, regulated and sold like alcohol, says addiction centre

    10/10/2014 10:53:02 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 165 replies
    CityNews Toronto ^ | 10/09/2014 | Sheryl Ubelacker
    Canada’s largest mental health and addiction treatment and research centre is calling for the legalization of marijuana, with strict controls that would govern who could buy weed, from where, and in what quantity. In a policy statement released Thursday, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto said cannabis should be sold through a government-controlled monopoly and with limited availability and an age limit, possibly through outlets similar to provincially operated liquor stores. “Legalization means that we remove all penalties for cannabis possession and use by adults,” said Jurgen Rehm, director of social and epidemiological research at CAMH. “Canada’s...
  • But They All Vote Democratic ... Strange & Disgusting Fashions Worn In Public.

    10/05/2014 11:46:42 AM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 29 replies
    Pulptastic Site ^ | 5 Oct 2014 | RACookPE1978
    Just a link. http://pulptastic.com/thought-fashion-sense-bad-discovered-god-help-us/ Yes, the images are "Safe for Work" .. Just not recommended for viewing after a meal.
  • A 33-year police veteran stars in Oregon’s new $2M marijuana legalization ad campaign

    10/02/2014 10:45:21 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 2, 201 4 | Niraj Chokshi
    Marijuana legalization advocates in Oregon have launched a $2 million-plus ad campaign starring a 33-year police veteran. The new ad, embedded below, features Pete Tutmark, a former patrol sergeant and sheriff’s deputy. Tutmark criticizes what he calls a “broken” system that diverts resources from important crime-solving to drug arrests and urges his fellow Oregonians to vote yes on measure 91 this fall, which would legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use. “Last year in Oregon, there were 13,000 citations and arrests for marijuana,” he says in the ad. “That takes time, time better spent solving murders, rape cases, finding missing children....
  • Georgia woman files bogus $94 million tax return, gets arrested

    09/28/2014 12:11:43 PM PDT · by Salman · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 27, 2014 | Deborah Hastings
    Georgia authorities went to a great deal of trouble to nab a woman who filed a state income tax return for a whopping $94 million. State revenue agents actually cut a check for $94,323,148 and told Brigitte Jackson to come on down to a Cobb County bank inside a supermarket to cash it. And when she arrived and tried to redeem the bogus document, the handcuffs came out, reported WSB-TV.
  • Commentary: Why we should repeal the 17th Amendment

    09/24/2014 11:11:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Elko Daily Free Press ^ | September 24, 2014 | Thomas Mitchell
    We managed to repeal the 18th Amendment, which created Prohibition. It is time to repeal the 17th. What? You have no idea what the 17th Amendment is? Well, it is the one that effectively ended federalism by taking the power to appoint U.S. senators from state legislatures and having the citizens directly elect them, as they had always done with the House of Representatives. We may not get better senators, but it is likely they would not try dictating to the states what they should do — as they did when they set the national speed limit at 55 mph...
  • Clinton Labor Sec.: ‘Mostly white’ suburban county to blame for Detroit’s woes

    09/21/2014 2:24:32 PM PDT · by walford · 87 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential via EAG News ^ | September 21, 2014 | Tom Gantert
    DETROIT – In a recent Detroit Free Press op-ed, University of California-Berkeley Professor Robert Reich places the blame for the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy on the “mostly white” residents of Oakland County. Detroit-in-ruins-15“But Detroit is really a model for how wealthier and whiter Americans escape the costs of public goods they would otherwise share with poorer and darker Americans,” Reich wrote. “ … But one thing is for certain: A very large and prosperous group close by won’t sacrifice a cent — the mostly white citizens of neighboring Oakland County.” The reaction of one Oakland County official was that Reich,...
  • Are We Evolving Stupidity? Are we dumber than our grandparents?

    09/19/2014 8:54:22 AM PDT · by fishtank · 78 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-19-14 | Brian Thomas
    Are We Evolving Stupidity? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Are we dumber than our grandparents? Social psychologists are tracking IQ scores and noticed a decline in the last decade after a steady rise since the 1950s. Some wonder if the recent downturn reflects genes that have been eroding all along. Are we evolving stupidity? The concept of eroding genes—steadily but slowly marred by new slightly harmful mutations that occur every generation—has its proponents and detractors. New Scientist consultant Bob Holmes wrote, “The most controversial explanation is that rising IQ scores have been hiding a decline in our genetic potential.”1 Holmes...
  • Police chief: Legalize marijuana, use tax revenue to fund drug treatment [Madison WI]

    09/16/2014 3:01:44 PM PDT · by Ken H · 57 replies
    Wisconsin State journal ^ | September 14, 2014 | Nico Savidge
    Madison Police Chief Mike Koval endorsed the legalization of marijuana last week, saying the drug should be regulated and taxed, with revenues used to fund treatment programs for harder drugs. The comments came during an interview with the State Journal Wednesday about data showing African-Americans in Madison were arrested or cited for marijuana offenses at about 12 times the rate of whites in the city. Koval called efforts to enforce laws against marijuana an “abject failure,” and said the same about the broader war on drugs. “We’ve done such an abysmal job using marijuana as a centerpiece of drug enforcement,...
  • College Students Sign Petition To Support ISIS… On 9/11

    09/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 15, 2014 | The Daily Caller
    <p>Multiple college students signed a petition to support the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week.</p> <p>Media Research Center TV reporter Dan Joseph went to the campus of George Washington University on Thursday, Sept. 11, and collected a dozen signatures from students on a petition to President Barack Obama to not only stop bombing ISIS, but also actively support the terrorist group. ISIS has beheaded two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.</p>
  • Likud Decides Without PM to Topple Hamas in Next Operation

    09/15/2014 3:14:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/14 | Hezki Ezra & Ari Yashar
    Hundreds of Likud members took part in a meeting of the party's Central Committee in Ashkelon on Monday, where they passed a party proposal obligating the toppling the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza in the next counter-terror operation. "We must rehabilitate our deterrence, and in the next round destroy Hamas - there must be a clear decisive (blow)," said Likud Central Committee Chairman MK Danny Danon at the event. The statement refers to the perceived lack of decisive military action in Operation Protective Edge, the third such operation in Gaza, which ended with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sealing a ceasefire...
  • The more inept you are the smarter you think you are

    09/15/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | November 25, 2013 | Tom Stafford
    Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all. You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists have shown that we are more likely to be blind to our own failings than perhaps we realise. This could explain why some incompetent people are so annoying, and also inject a healthy dose of humility into our own sense of self-regard.
  • An Open Letter To Iggy Azalea: You’re A Racist And A Phony

    09/09/2014 11:07:36 AM PDT · by walford · 29 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | September 5, 2014 | Anne Gus
    Dear Iggy Azalea: I am Anne Gus—journalist, social-justice activist, and reigning Queen of Thought Catalog. I know you’re finding it hard to believe that someone like me would bother writing to someone like you, and I know that you might be a teeny bit starstruck right now, but you’ve, like, been on my radar for a while now and I can’t remain silent about you any longer…I can’t let your atrocities go, like, unchallenged anymore…so congrats, I guess you can consider yourself officially famous now that I’m talking to you…or whatever. Iggy, in many ways we’re very similar people. We’re...
  • Ted Cruz Invites Obama to Border, Calls for Bombing ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’

    08/30/2014 6:50:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/30/2014 | Chris Good
    Sen. Ted Cruz today invited President Obama to accompany him to a golf course on the Texas-Mexico border, telling conservatives at an Americans for Prosperity summit in Dallas he thought that was “the only way there is a chance in heaven that he might come” to the region. The Texas Republican and potential 2016 presidential contender also heavily criticized the president’s foreign policies and suggested that the U.S. should bomb ISIS “back to the stone age.” “Tonight I am officially extending an invitation for Barack Obama to come join me at the border in Texas,” Cruz said. “I figured the...
  • Things I've learned from watching C.O.P.S.

    08/27/2014 10:52:27 AM PDT · by walford · 106 replies
    Facebook ^ | ongoing | walford
    If you say "I didn't do nothing man" enough times, the officer will typically think, "ya know, this man is so adamant that he's innocent, I believe him. I'll let him go." If you struggle hard enough with the police while they're trying to put cuffs on you, the officers will typically think, "this one has spirit; I'll let him go." The one with no shirt is the innocent man. Only innocent people run from the police. "I wuz scurred!" Even if the officer finds contraband on the subject, if he's black, the officer is in reality hassling him on...
  • Saggy pants law challenged by critics

    08/20/2014 11:41:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 136 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 8/19/14 | Kristin Giannas
    ......over a month after signing the controversial saggy pants ordinance, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn said Tuesday he no longer supports it..... His stance comes after criticism by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The groups claims to be taking direct action against the city, which can mean a lawsuit, according to Dale Landry, with the NAACP Florida chapter. "I'm sorry, it's going to be black males that are the subject of this," Landry said.
  • Pay more for gas? Radical U.S. Chamber thinks you should

    08/13/2014 5:06:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 38 replies
    If you think the price of a fill-up at the local service station is steep, Thomas J. Donohue will not be your favorite guy. Donohue, the President and CEO of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, is concerned about the nation’s infrastructure. So much so, in fact, he’s written a piece titled, “Let’s pave the way for infrastructure funding,” in which he opines that it’s time to “raise the gas tax.” "The U.S. Chamber believes", he writes, "that the simplest, most straightforward way to fix the Highway Trust Fund is to raise the gas tax, which hasn’t been done in...
  • Women ordered to stop praying inside mall

    08/06/2014 5:49:06 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 34 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 8/5/14 | Todd Starnes
    It’s not uncommon for shopping malls to have rules of conduct. Some places ban saggy pants. Others won’t let you ask people for money. But a mall in Georgia may have one of the most unusual rules -- they won’t let shoppers pray – not even over their meals. Meet Tammy Brantley of Dublin, Ga. She’s a wife, a mom and an avid power walker. She’s also a person of deep faith in God. Tammy is the co-founder of “Dublin Girls Run,” a group of local ladies that combines Southern fellowship with physical fitness.
  • How to fool Boehner into NOT Impeaching Obama: Accuse Boehner of trying to Impeach Obama!

    07/29/2014 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 103 replies
    Graewoulf | July 29, 2014 | Graewoulf
    All it takes for Obama to protect himself from Impeachment is to accuse Boehner of trying to Impeach him. Always a fool for reverse psychology traps, Boehner dutifully held a Presser today and said: "We have no plans to Impeach the president. We have no future plans. It is all a sham." BINGO! Obama's part-time Day Job is safe, because Boehner is really, Really, REALLY STUPID! Speaker “Blank Check” Boehner has convinced most voters in the Public and US House of Representatives that NOTHING CAN BE DONE to punish B. Hussein Obama for violating the US Constitution unless he is...
  • Errant spot of ink causes ‘serious misunderstanding’ of Declaration of Independence, scholar says

    07/05/2014 1:15:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    National Post ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times
    Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter exactly as it was signed by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. Or almost exactly? A scholar is now saying that the official transcript of the document produced by the National Archives contains a significant error – smack in the middle of the sentence beginning “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” no less. The error, according to Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, concerns a period that appears right after...
  • Obama Admin Forbids Lawmakers From Taking Photos Of Illegal Immigrant Facility

    06/13/2014 2:44:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 12, 2014 | chuck ross
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is welcoming members of Congress and their senior staff to tour a temporary shelter being used to house illegal immigrant children — but the invite comes with a list of rules, including a suggestion that members leave their cellphones in their vehicles. The 40-minute tour will take place Friday at the Ventura County Naval Base in Oxnard, Calif., according to the email invitation, obtained by The Daily Caller. The tours are meant to give members and staffers an inside look at how temporary facilities are being used to house illegal immigrant children...
  • AZ Judge: PTSD approved for medical marijuana use

    06/10/2014 9:30:46 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 7 replies
    Airzona Daily Sun ^ | June 7, 2014
    Judge: PTSD approved for medical marijuana use PHOENIX — State Health Director Will Humble acted illegally in denying access to medical marijuana to people — many of them former soldiers — suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, an administrative law judge has ruled. Judge Thomas Shedden said Humble relied solely on the lack of scientific “peer-reviewed” studies in determining that PTSD should not be added to the list of conditions for which marijuana could be made available. But the judge said the health chief should also have considered the testimony of doctors and nurses who said the drug has helped their...
  • Shonda Rhimes Tells Students "Ditch Your Dreams" in Dartmouth Commencement Speech

    06/10/2014 6:21:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    elle ^ | 6/9/14 | Lauren Le Vine
    ...Shonda Rhimes delivered a poignant commencement speech to Dartmouth's graduating class of 2014. And while she admitted to being so nervous she could poop (her words) and completely unqualified to give advice, the Grey's Anatomy and Scandal creator did, in fact, dish out some extremely useful information..... "When people give these kinds of speeches, they usually tell you...Dream and dream big. As a matter of fact, dream and donÂ’t stop dreaming until your dream comes true. I think thatÂ’s crap.... "Whenever you see me somewhere succeeding in one area of my life, that almost certainly means that I am failing...
  • Meet the Christian Leaders Who Are Suing for Gay Marriage as a Religious Right

    Rev. Nancy Ellett Allison has joyfully officiated same-sex marriages in her corner of the conservative South since 2006. “It is just a delight to be able to help these couples celebrate their lives together and work with them to craft their vows,” said Allison, her bright voice laced with a twang.
  • Florida Five: Senate passes in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, medical marijuana clears House

    05/02/2014 3:47:48 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 3 replies
    Biz Pac ^ | May 02 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Senate approves in-state tuition for undocumented students: The Florida Senate voted Thursday to let undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities. The 26-13 vote came as no surprise. The sponsor, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, was confident he had the votes for week. But that didn’t stop him from getting emotional in debate on Thursday. “The eyes of America are on us,” Latvala said moments before the vote. “I think we’re setting an example. I think we’re doing the right thing.” Read more Medical Marijuana Photo Source Hightimes.com House passes non-euphoric medical marijuana bill: The Florida...
  • Will Liberal Cities Leave the Rest of America Behind?

    04/30/2014 5:37:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April30,2014 | Thomas B. Edsall
    How can governments adopt substantial, effective policies in order to benefit the poor and the working class when corporations, the affluent and owners of capital can pull up stakes and relocate with ease? Standing in opposition to these adverse trends, a wave of newly elected mayors from New York to Seattle has taken office committed to deploying the power of city government and aggressive wage and tax policies to attack inequality and revive social and economic mobility. These outspoken mayors have generated a growing optimism on the Democratic left that local officials can restore support for government activism. Mayors and...
  • Your Government Owes You a Job

    04/29/2014 12:47:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Nation ^ | April 23, 2014 | Raúl Carrillo
    The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.Involuntary unemployment is barbaric. In the wealthiest country in history, almost 30 million people wish they had full-time work. But, as always, there aren’t enough jobs. And because economic security requires decent work, it’s unsurprising that 50 million people are poverty-stricken and 16 million children are hungry. This is a disgrace and an economic error: the US government can easily afford a Job guarantee (JG) program, becoming our employer of last resort. A right to a job may sound outlandish, but it’s common sense. You...