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  • Companies Giving to Planned Parenthood Sometimes Reject Religious Charities [Matching Donations]

    08/03/2015 3:19:33 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/3/15 | Casy Mattox
    As The Daily Signal and 2nd Vote have revealed, corporate America is a major source of revenue for Planned Parenthood. While less than the half-billion in taxpayer dollars Planned Parenthood receives annually, corporate contributions made up a healthy piece of the $127 million in “excess revenue” the ostensible nonprofit received last year alone.But while corporate America has been comfortable donating funds to Planned Parenthood for years, it has been far less willing to give—or even allow its employees to give—to religious charities.As their gifts to an organization whose senior officials have been caught on video haggling over money for baby...
  • Unions Send Dues Money to Planned Parenthood

    08/03/2015 3:14:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/3/15 | Bill McMorris
    Labor groups sent nearly half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood in 2014, according to federal disclosure forms.Three of the nation’s largest unions—the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), and Service Employees International Union (SEIU), contributed $435,000 to the nation’s largest abortion provider.Almost all of that money was spent on political advocacy. AFSCME donated $400,000 to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which spent about $1 million helping Democratic campaigns in 2014, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. UFCW categorized its $10,000 donation as political activity in federal labor filings.Not all...
  • Exclusive: Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers

    08/03/2015 3:12:55 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/2/2015 | Reuters
    Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. But this month, one of his companies, the elite Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida, applied to import 70 foreign workers to serve as cooks, wait staff and cleaners.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - August 3, 2015

    08/03/2015 2:41:51 AM PDT · by sneakers · 3 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up (for a small fee). Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • Burqa Ban Expanding In Africa

    08/03/2015 2:39:46 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Frontpage ^ | 8/3/15 | Stephen Brown
    Only a month after the Muslim-majority nation of Chad announced in June a ban on the burqa and full-face veils, neighbouring Cameroon has done likewise. And for the same reason – to save lives. Female suicide bombers wearing the Islamic garments left a trail of death and destruction in July in Cameroon, a West African nation of 22 million. Forty-three people perished in different attacks and dozens more were injured in the first suicide bombings ever to take place there. The previous month, Chad had experienced the same devastation from suicide bombers, involving both men and women dressed in the...
  • Muslim Immigration Puts Half a Million U.S. Girls at Risk of Genital Mutilation

    08/03/2015 2:29:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/2/15 | Julia Hahn
    A June report from the Instituto Cervantes, a group created to promote the Spanish language, documented how four decades of mass immigration to the United States has made America the world’s second-largest Spanish-speaking country.But a petition from the womens’ group Equality Now reveals that immigration has put the United States on a list that will be much more difficult for progressive immigration enthusiasts to cheer. A massive influx of immigrants from Muslim-populated countries in Africa and the Middle East has led the group to conclude that more than half a million girls in the U.S. are in danger of having...
  • Stop Obama's flood of Muslim 'refugees'

    08/03/2015 2:27:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    WND ^ | 8/2/15 | Pamela Geller
    Here is legislation that should be supported by every freedom-loving American. A Texas Republican congressman, Rep. Brian Babin, last Wednesday introduced the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act, H.R. 3314, which would immediately suspend Obama’s disastrous and dangerous refugee resettlement program, pending a complete review of its federal, state and local costs.Those costs are not just financial. Rep. Babin explained: “It is extremely unsettling that the Obama administration would continue to expand the U.S. resettlement program at such an irresponsible pace in light of our economic and national security challenges. While this program may be warranted in certain situations, it is...
  • AIPAC chooses sides: It picks Bibi over its own supporters, US Jews [Barf Alert]

    08/03/2015 2:21:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 8/2/15 | Uri Savir
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now at his best. He thrives when he runs political campaigns; he is the master of using scare tactics to elicit public support. His current campaign is geared toward members of the US Congress and Israeli public opinion. He is determined to fight US President Barack Obama on his own political turf, siding with the Republicans, and to be perceived in Israel as the ultimate “defender of the Jewish people.” To him, this is about history, or rather about history books.Netanyahu has engaged the most effective lobby in Congress — the American Israel Public...
  • From Free Fall to Free Markets: How Wisconsin Turned Itself Around

    08/03/2015 2:12:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 3, 2016 | Luke Hilgemann
    "....Governor Scott Walker and the state legislature embarked on an ambitious and bold agenda to bring free market reforms to every corner of the state. ... Plain and simple, Wisconsin is finally on the right track. New state borrowing has been reduced to the lowest levels in 20 years. Property taxes have been reduced to the lowest levels since 1946, and taxes have been cut by more than $2 billion. Most importantly, these reforms aren’t just making a difference for lawmakers required to balance the budget. They’re also making a difference in the lives of everyday Wisconsinites and the hard-working...
  • For evangelical voters, Rafael Cruz may be Ted’s best apostle

    08/03/2015 1:53:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | July 31, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Rafael Cruz, father to Ted, is writing a book. It will be about how America was founded as a Christian nation. About how the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are the word of God. About how America lost its way a half century ago when the Supreme Court banned prayer in school and tossed the Bible from classrooms, ushering in an era of declining morals and rising crime. About how churches, cowed by a misunderstanding of separation of church and state, and to their enduring moral shame, acquiesced. About how it’s time for pastors — and Christians generally –...
  • Today's Toons 8/3/15

    08/03/2015 1:39:58 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 2 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 8/3/15 | pookie18
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  • Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have best records for doing what they promise

    08/03/2015 1:24:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 2, 2015 | Jack Dennis, San Antonio Examiner
    When Ted Cruz and Donald Trump meet on Thursday, it will be their second one-on-one get-together since mid-July. The two are gaining in popularity according to the latest polls released this weekend. They both know Jed Bush is the man to beat for the Republican nomination for President. Also recognized, by penetrating the sacred, powerful and shady capitalist’s protected turf, the vicious fury of the GOP and Democratic leadership is about to be unleashed against them in the media. Bush, with the power of the Republican establishment in his corner, has raised about $104 million in campaign funds from super...
  • Mark Levin reads from his book "Plunder and Deceit" (audio from 06-26-2015)

    08/03/2015 1:11:37 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6-27-15 | Mark Levin
    Published on Jun 27, 2015 The full book title is "Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future"
  • Carr: You might be a liberal if ... you’re delusional

    08/03/2015 12:49:00 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 2, 2015 | By Howie Carr
    You may be a liberal if you believe that allowing working people to keep a few more of the dollars they earned themselves is a “boondoggle” and a “gimmick.” You may be a Massachusetts liberal if you think that the annual sales tax holiday weekend “diverts” money from “education,” by which you mean teachers unions, and from “the MBTA,” by which you mean handouts for T hacks who retired with full pensions at age 41. By this definition of diversion, every time you drive past a bank and don’t rob it, you have “diverted” the money inside by not stealing...
  • After Deal, Europeans Are Eager to Do Business in Iran

    08/03/2015 12:27:16 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2015 | By ALISSA J. RUBIN
    PARIS — Before the ink was even dry on the Iran nuclear deal, European leaders and executives were heading to the airport to restart trade with an Iranian market described in almost feverish terms as “an El Dorado” and potential “bonanza.” Germany sent a delegation five days after the signing of the accord in Vienna on July 14. The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, arrived in Tehran on Wednesday. Italian government ministers will get there on Tuesday. Business leaders are to follow soon. They will include 70 to 80 top executives of France’s largest companies in September. Despite the hints...
  • Confirmed: Jericho the lion is alive

    08/03/2015 12:03:33 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    wftv.com/news ^ | 08/02/15 | wftv.com/news
    Zimbabwe, researchers confirmed that Jericho is alive Sunday. Brent Stapelkamp, a researcher with the Hwange Lion Research Project, shared a picture of Jericho in his park habitat through Oxford University’s Twitter account. A GPS tracking device on the lion was working and sending normal signals, Stapelkamp said Saturday.
  • Rick Perry’s Trump Card Fizzles

    08/02/2015 11:58:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 2, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    When the Republican candidates take stage in Cleveland for the first presidential debate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will likely be watching from his hotel room somewhere. The candidate who briefly dominated polling in the 2012 contest and began this campaign in the middle of the pack, looks to settle in 11th or 12th place when the debate cut-off is set. His relegation to the consolation stage hours before the main debate is largely a consequence of the ongoing Donald Trump boomlet. While almost all candidates have suffered in the polls as the real estate developer has surged to the...
  • The Washington Post Has Insistently Asked If Obama Is A Christian FOR OVER 8 YEARS

    08/02/2015 11:53:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 2, 2016 | Eric Owens
    Seven long years into the presidency of Barack Obama, The Washington Post continues its obsessive quest to suggest that Obama may be lying when he professes to be a Christian. The latest fringe assertion from the Post about Obama’s religion emanated this weekend from national political correspondent James Hohmann. A previous instance occurred in February. Both recent times when the Post raised questions about Obama’s private religious beliefs, the newspaper also focused on Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker. The reasons that the Post has used reporting about Walker to channel its bizarre questions about Obama’s Christianity remain unclear. At a...
  • Bratton: We can't repeat the 1970s again (in NYC)

    08/02/2015 11:48:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    MYFOXNY ^ | Aug. 2, 2015
    As he prepares for a major police conference, Commissioner Bratton told it like it is about the rise in shootings in the city and he's warning that this disturbing trend must be put in check before it’s too late. It was a weekend of gun violence that sadly; no one believes it will be the last. In East New York, 9 people were shot and wounded at a barbecue. And in the Bronx, 20 year-old Christian Garcia was shot and killed, and 2 others struck when a gunman opened fire in a children's playground. Speaking on a radio show, Commissioner...
  • BEN CARSON: ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ IS PC ‘GOING AMOK

    08/02/2015 11:41:46 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/2/15 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    On Sunday, presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” doubled down on his comments from a week before when he opined “all lives matter.” Carson stated on Sunday that all the fuss over the “Black Lives Matter” mantra is “political correctness going amok.” He added, “Of course all lives matter.” Carson had said on Friday, at a conference put together by the black conservative group Freedom’s Journal Institute, “Of course all lives matter. I don’t want to get into it; it’s so silly.” On Sunday, Carson amended his prior statements, asserting,”What I called silly is political...
  • Trump: Bush’s Stalking Horse?

    08/02/2015 11:21:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    PowerLine ^ | August 2, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    In my interrogatories about Trump a week ago, I asked Trump enthusiasts the following question: • Are you happy that Trump is essentially a stalking horse for Jeb Bush? If Trump wins some early primaries in a crowded field it will be with less than 20 percent of the vote, but it will likely cause the party establishment—such as still exists—to rally around Bush, just as Democrats rallied to Michael Dukakis in 1988 after Jesse Jackson swept a round of Super Tuesday primaries in the South and caused panic at DNC headquarters. The New York Times reports today: Donald J....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-03-15

    08/02/2015 11:13:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    USCCB.org RNAB ^ | 08-03-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 3, 2015   Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Nm 11:4b-15 The children of Israel lamented,“Would that we had meat for food!We remember the fish we used to eat without cost in Egypt,and the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks,the onions, and the garlic.But now we are famished;we see nothing before us but this manna.” Manna was like coriander seed and had the color of resin.When they had gone about and gathered it up,the people would grind it between millstones or pound it in a mortar,then cook it in a pot and make it into...
  • Ted Cruz looking to build Southern ‘firewall’

    08/02/2015 11:12:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | August 3, 2015 | James Hohmann
    DANA POINT, Calif. — Ted Cruz made the case Sunday that he can win the Republican nomination because of his strength in the South. The Texas senator was a crowd favorite at the Koch network donor summit here. He got the normally mild-mannered donors laughing and cheering with his red meat. But many worry privately whether he can win, and they’re desperate to take back the White House in 2016. Recognizing this, Cruz did more to stress his viability than any of the four other 2016 presidential candidates who got a chance to pitch the 450 mega donors who have...
  • Why criticizing ethical vegans and animal rights activists will soon become a hate crime.

    08/02/2015 11:10:33 PM PDT · by bigdcaldavis · 11 replies
    DC: Infowarrior ^ | June 2, 2015 | DC: Infowarrior
    As many of you know, so-called “fat pride” activists have launched an all-out attack on anybody who advocates fitness, erects billboards promoting health and fitness, or merely asks why there is an obesity epidemic by labeling any dissenting viewpoints on obesity as “hate speech” and even reporting obesity skeptics to police for “hate crimes.” Now I have learned that there is a possibility that ethical vegans – vegans who convert to veganism not for health reasons, but for animal rights reasons – will take a cue from the fat pride activists and have any dissenting viewpoints on ethical veganism and...
  • The Audacity of that Hopeless Reprobate Clinton (HRC)

    08/02/2015 11:08:38 PM PDT · by mononymous · 5 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/2/2015 | Mononymous1
    What seems to be missing from the discussion of what Mrs. Clinton has been up to is the utter audacity, chutzpah, of the woman. Here we have someone, the Prince Charles of American politics as I have previously referred to her, whom we all know has lusted for the power of the presidency since, well, at least 2007. This person had to have known for sometime now and particularly during her time at the State Department, that she will run again for the office. And yet, with the run likely being a near certainty (with the possible exception being for...
  • Baltimore sees 11 shot, 2 fatally, over the weekend

    08/02/2015 10:26:52 PM PDT · by South40 · 25 replies
    AP (Yahoo) ^ | 2 AUG 2015 | JULIET LINDERMAN
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Fresh off its deadliest month in 43 years, Baltimore saw 11 people shot — and two of them killed — in the first two days of August. The latest incident occurred early Sunday in northwest Baltimore, acting Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said at a news conference held to announce the creation of a multiagency task for to deal with the upswing in homicides plaguing the city.
  • Hillary Clinton to Start Airing Ads in Iowa and New Hampshire

    08/02/2015 9:57:38 PM PDT · by Mariner · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 2nd, 2015 | By Maggie Haberman
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin a $2 million television advertising buy in Iowa and New Hampshire on Tuesday, an effort that her campaign aides say is aimed at defining her candidacy ahead of a crush of Republican attack ads. The twin sixty-second spots that Mrs. Clinton’s campaign will air – one called “Dorothy,” the other “Family Strong” – are biographical ads that depict the former secretary of state as a fighter, a theme her advisers have sought to elevate, who will fight for voters.-Snip-The Clinton campaign’s November ad reservation is still in place. Mrs. Clinton’s aides said they knew that...
  • Planned Parenthood funding US Senate Debate 2pm (Eastern?)

    08/02/2015 9:55:28 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 14 replies
    Planned Parenthood funding will be debated tomorrow in the United State Senate on CSPAN2. I believe it's at 2pm eastern 1pm central: http://www.c-span.org/schedule/?channel=2
  • Unborn Lives Matter

    08/02/2015 9:46:18 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 6 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 3 August 2015 | Robert Royal
    We – every one of us – has to up the game now, pull in that reluctant friend, make someone who wants to avert his gaze face what’s going on. No euphemisms. No excuses. No no-shows. A society that allows – underwrites with tax dollars – an outfit like PP has let the barbarians inside the gates. Our president, a cheerleader for this barbarism, has asked God to bless PP.
  • How Ferguson Changed America

    08/02/2015 9:35:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Slate ^ | August 2, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie, staff writer
    A year ago Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown. What has followed has been the greatest national reckoning on racism since the beating of Rodney King.On Aug. 9, one year ago, Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown after a brief scuffle in the middle of a small street in Ferguson, Missouri. There wasn’t any video of the encounter, but many bystanders and local residents saw the aftermath. For four hours, Brown’s body sat in the summer sun, slumped and face down, blood pooling in the street where he was killed. Neighbors, shocked at the violence and the police’s disrespect...
  • Reporter expelled from public university ‘Black Lives’ event for not being of ‘African descent’

    08/02/2015 9:33:46 PM PDT · by massmike · 17 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | 08/03/2015 | JASON WEAVER - UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    A reporter was harassed at a “Movement for Black Lives” rally at Cleveland State University after an announcement to the crowd that “this is a peoples of African descent space. If you are not of African descent please go to the outside of the circle immediately.” That according to a video circulating which shows reporter Brandon Blackwell, who is not of African descent, quickly retreat to the back of the gathering amidst cheers from activists surrounding him, seemingly in support of the banishment. The video, recorded by Blackwell himself on Sunday, captured the events that occurred on the steps of...
  • TRUMP: I WILL CONSIDER THIRD-PARTY RUN IF GOP DOESN’T TREAT ME ‘FAIRLY’

    08/02/2015 9:24:49 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2015 | Pamela Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would “certainly not give up” the possibility of running as a third-party candidate if he is not treated “fairly” by the GOP.
  • JOHN BOEHNER EMBARRASSED: HIS WHIP TEAM COULDN’T FIND VOTES TO REELECT HIM SPEAKER LAST WEEK

    08/02/2015 9:16:35 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)35% had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)96% that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess. “[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)74% ,” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions...
  • 3 killed, 12 hurt in Chicago weekend shootings

    08/02/2015 9:14:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 2, 2015 | Alexandra Chachkevitch and Rosemary Regina Sobol
    Three men have died and at least 12 other people have been wounded in separate shootings since Saturday afternoon across the city, police said.
  • Rose unplugged Morning Show August 3 2015

    08/02/2015 8:51:55 PM PDT · by GregB · 4 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the “Rose” half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh’s 1250 AM “The Answer” WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver!
  • Nvidia Recalls 88,000 Shield Tablets, Citing Fire Hazard

    08/02/2015 8:50:09 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal Total Return ^ | July 31, 2015 11:08 a.m. ET | By ANGELA CHEN
    Nvidia Corp. has recalled about 88,000 of its Shield tablets sold in the U.S. and Canada because the lithium-ion battery can overheat and become a fire hazard. The products recalled are, specifically, eight-inch tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015 at places such as Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and GameStop. The model numbers, seen are on the left-side edge of the devices, P1761, P1761W and P1761WX. Nvidia didn’t say how many...
  • Washington A Man of Prayer 2015 - Jonathan Cahn's message

    Powerful speech! America needs a leader like this. God Bless him!
  • Clinton to begin TV advertising in Iowa

    08/02/2015 8:45:50 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 8/2/2015 | James Q. Lynch
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Hillary Clinton will begin airing the first two ads of her campaign Tuesday to highlight her commitment to fighting for families.The 60-second ads “Dorothy” and “Family Strong,” which will air in the Cedar Rapids and Des Moines media markets — in addition to New Hampshire — are in keeping with the theme of the former Secretary of State’s speech in June about her commitment to public service and how her mother overcome her abandonment as a child due, in part, to the kindness of others.“We’re going to make sure everyone knows who Hillary Clinton really is —...
  • Getting error code -54 in iTunes on Windows 10? Here's your fix

    08/02/2015 8:44:33 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    iMore ^ | Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:29 am EDT | BY JARED DIPANE
    If you are having trouble syncing your iPhone, iPod, or iPad after the Windows 10 update, don't worry. With just a few clicks you will be back up and running, and able to sync your device with your computer again. It appears as though the Windows 10 update is marking the iTunes folder as Read Only, meaning that your computer won't allow it to sync with the device you have plugged in. So, how do you fix this -54 error? Simple. Open Windows ExplorerHead to the Music folderRight click on your iTunes folderGo to PropertiesUncheck the Read Only option...
  • Mike Brown Family Had Section of Road Dug Up Where He Died – Asphalt Given to Family

    08/02/2015 8:43:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    On August 9, 2014 robber Michael Brown was shot dead by Police Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.SNIPBrown’s body was left on the street for several hours as police investigated. Brown beat Officer Wilson and went for his gun before he was shot dead. In May the Mike Brown Memorial plaque was set up on Canfield Drive in Ferguson Wednesday.SNIP In May the family requested the pavement where Mike Brown died. So the city dug it up and gave the asphalt chunks to the family. The Riverfront Times reported:
  • Is Iran accord tearing US Jewry apart?

    08/02/2015 8:34:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 8/2/15 | HERB KEINON
    The American Jewish community is so split over the Iranian nuclear deal that meetings of some Jewish organizations dealing with other Jewish communal issues are being cancelled because people don’t want to argue about the accord, Greg Rosenbaum, the chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council, said Sunday. Rosenbaum, speaking to a delegation of Israeli diplomatic journalists visiting the US, said that this is an issue that is threatening to tear apart the American Jewish community. “We have passed the point of civil discussion, and now are almost at fratricide” over this issue, he said. ”I am not sure we...
  • Ted Cruz rains praise on Donald Trump

    08/02/2015 8:23:51 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/2/15 9:20 PM | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Ted Cruz rained praise on primary rival Donald Trump Sunday, making a point to contrast himself with the many 2016 Republican presidential contenders who have been sharply critical of the real estate mogul. “Quite a few members of this field have attacked Donald Trump. A lot of folks in the media have asked me ‘Ted Cruz, will you do the same?’ I have been glad to praise Donald Trump for speaking out boldly and brashly and for focusing on illegal immigration,” Cruz said in an interview with POLITICO’s Mike Allen at the Koch brothers-funded Freedom Partners summer conference in...
  • Suspect in murder of Memphis police officer Sean Bolton reportedly out of prison on ‘supervised....'

    08/02/2015 8:04:31 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 22 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8/2/15 | Twitchy team
    Police in Tennessee have identified Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, as the suspect in last night’s shooting and murder of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton during what is being called a routine traffic stop: Wilbourn was convicted of robbing a bank in 2005 and is reportedly on “supervised release” from prison:
  • DEMS DODGE DEBATES; NOTHING 'SCHEDULED'

    08/02/2015 8:04:19 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | Sun Aug 02 2015
    As media attention heats round the first Republican presidential debate in Ohio this week -- Democrats are dodging a candidate showdown of their own! DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz promised voters a 'competitive primary process' and debates 'would be an important part.' But little information is known. As the Clinton coronation continues to crumble, there is only vague chatter around the party about a forum in Iowa within the next few months. Going into first week of August, the Dem field is hardly settled. A late addition of VP Biden and wild-card Howard Schultz, CEO of STARBUCKS, would bring...
  • NFL Official: Footballs Known To Have Leaks ‘Right Out Of The Box’

    08/02/2015 8:01:11 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 41 replies
    NESN.com ^ | 2 Aug 15 | Pat Bradley
    “These are man-made products,” Slaughter said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “There is a bladder and a valve. We have all checked them for many years. Sometimes when you check the ball in the locker room right out of the box, there could be a problem. They could have a slow leak, and you wouldn’t even know it at the time.” That the official footballs are known to have air containment issues that cause deflation of the balls and easily go undetected even to the most trained referees is incredibly valuable information to Brady’s defense. It’s more than reasonable to envision...
  • Ranking the 10 men most likely to win the 2016 Republican nomination (¡Jeb!)

    08/02/2015 7:59:06 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    WAPO ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    The obvious problem when trying to rank the 10 people most likely to wind up as the Republican presidential nominee next year can be summed up in two words: Donald Trump. On one hand, Trump is ahead in most national polls on the nominating contest — an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll out Sunday puts him at 19 percent, four points clear of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — and he even leads (or comes close to leading) in surveys conducted in early-voting states such as Iowa and New Hampshire.On the other hand, he is Donald Trump. I put the question of...
  • Muslim Woman Leaves Islam, Converts To Christianity, And Marries A Christian Man. Her Family...

    08/02/2015 7:48:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/2/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    A Muslim woman in Pakistan, named Nadia, left Islam and converted to Christianity. She ended up marrying up a Christian man named Aleem Masih. Her family was so enraged that they captured them, and shot Aleem to death; they shot Nadia as well, she survived but is in very critical condition, and according to the doctors she will most likely not survive. According to one Pakistani report: Nadia’s father kidnapped the couple, and he let the rickshaw driver leave while the couple remain seated in the rickshaw on gun point and then he brought the rickshaw in the farms and...
  • What Would Have Happened if Germany Had Invaded the U.S. During World War II?

    08/02/2015 7:44:26 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 89 replies
    Slate ^ | August 2, 2015 | By Quora Contributor
    Invading the North American mainland can be safely left in the realm of bad Hollywood films. And that's even today, with larger ships, jet cargo aircraft, and more people. While it makes for a great strategy, in the end, it's just a nonstarter. Why? The Germans had no forward base in the New World. If they had seized Iceland, any of the French protectorates in the Caribbean, or northern South America, then an invasion, while still a stretch, could have been conceivable. Without forward bases to deploy to and from, an invasion isn't going to happen.
  • DHS Chief: Don’t Call it 'Islamic Extremism' Because it Doesn’t Have Anything to Do With... [barf]

    08/02/2015 7:43:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/2/15 | Michael Graham
    Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson says that the Islamic State wants to be viewed as Islamic, but they aren't. (video at link)During an interview at the Aspen Security Forum, the interviewer asks if Johnson and DHS are missing the religious dimension of the terrorism we face by denying that it's inspired by Islam. "I couldn't disagree more," Johnson says.Disagree with what?Even if you buy Johnson's intellectually feeble claim that the Koran-quoting, Allah-praising, Halal-keeping members of Islamic State have "no connection to Islam," they certainly believe they do. Denying a connection between al Qaeda and Islam would be like...
  • 2016 Presidential Candidates: Jeb Bush Talks About Discrimination of 'Dark-Skinned' Son

    08/02/2015 7:40:54 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Selena Hill
    Unlike 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, who has condemned Latino immigrants, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has taken a starkly different approach in his presidential campaign by actively trying to reach out and embrace the Latino community. In an interview with Telemundo, Bush opened up about the discrimination that his half-Hispanic son, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, experienced as a child due to his olive complexion. According to the 2016 hopeful, who is fluent in Spanish and married to a Mexican woman named Columba, his son faced teasing because of his skin color. "I know your three sons...