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  • Army makes history by putting Muslim in charge of 14,000 US soldiers’ spiritual needs

    02/28/2017 6:23:06 AM PST · by detective
    McClatchy ^ | February 27, 2017 | Hannah Allam
    In January, Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz received the call every Army chaplain dreams of, the call that validates years of intense study and hard work toward keeping the U.S. military in good spiritual health. He was offered the job of chaplain for an entire division, an honor for anyone in his field but a milestone in his case. After a ceremony this summer, Shabazz will become the first Muslim division-level chaplain in the history of the U.S. military – a Muslim spiritual leader for more than 14,000 mostly Christian soldiers. Shabazz, who’s dedicated his life to working across religious lines,...
  • Survey: 89% of PGA Tour Players Would Love to Tee It Up with Trump

    02/28/2017 6:22:58 AM PST · by GonzoII
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Feb 2017 | Robert J. Marlow
    New York Times Reporter Karen Crouse queried 56 PGA players at the Genesis Open last week in Los Angeles, finding a whopping 50 of those players (89.3%) would play golf with President Trump if invited.
  • RAF to ban women from wearing skirts on parade so transgender personnel don't feel excluded

    02/28/2017 6:18:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2017 | Alex Matthews
    The RAF has banned servicewomen from wearing skirts on parade so that transgender personnel don't feel excluded. The MoD has taken the stance on uniform after an increase in trans recruits and it hopes that the move will show it is a 'modern' and 'inclusive' force. However, the decision has been slammed by servicewomen as political correctness gone 'mad'.
  • Nearly 600 Penn State faculty, staff voluntarily retire

    02/28/2017 6:13:11 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 1 replies ^ | February 27, 2016 | GENE J. PUSKAR
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) - Nearly 600 faculty and staff have taken a voluntary retirement package from Penn State University, including more than 400 employees on the main campus. The Centre Daily Times ( ) reports 419 main campus employees took the offer, while 168 others did on satellite campuses. Forty-six percent of employees eligible for the early retirement took it, more than the university anticipated. Faculty 62 and older and staff 60 and older were eligible for a year's lump sum pay if they had at least 15 years' service.
  • Don’t give Trump voters a pass

    02/28/2017 6:12:26 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 27, 2017 | Michael A. Cohen
    ON NOV. 8, 2016, 62 million Americans cast a presidential ballot for a demagogue who regularly uses racist, xenophobic, dishonest, and misogynistic rhetoric — Donald Trump.
  • The Greatest Threat to the Human Gene Pool: Those that Write “Trump is Literally Hitler”

    02/28/2017 6:11:57 AM PST · by davikkm · 1 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In protests across the world, on vast swathes of social media, and on the trembling lips of each special snowflake…”but, but, but…Trump is literally Hitler!” cry the sorrowful thinkers of today. A quick Google search will give you 30,000+ results for this phrase, and without the “literally” (although still implied), you’ll get more than a hundred thousand. Some of the more prominent blogs will doubtless give every reader a few hours of naughty Schadenfreude as you read about the illogical Gordian Knots these SJWs have tied themselves into. To state that “Trump is literally Hitler” (TILH), betrays not only an...
  • Lavrov vs. McCain: Is Russia an Enemy?

    02/28/2017 6:10:26 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | February 28, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    The founding fathers of the Munich Security Conference, said John McCain, would be "be alarmed by the turning away from universal values and toward old ties of blood, and race, and sectarianism." McCain was followed by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who called for a "post-West world order." Russia has "immense potential" for that said Lavrov, "we're open for that inasmuch as the U.S. is open." Now McCain is not wrong. Nationalism is an idea whose time has come again. Those "old ties of blood, and race, and sectarianism" do seem everywhere ascendant. But that is a reality we must recognize...
  • Anti-Israel Bernie Sanders, Defended Jesse Jackson's Anti-Semitism, Accuses Trump of Anti-Semitism

    02/28/2017 6:06:39 AM PST · by detective · 1 replies
    Shortened title. Full title: Anti-Israel Bernie Sanders, Who Defended Jesse Jackson's Anti-Semitism, Accuses Trump of Anti-Semitism While Bernie Sanders is of Jewish ancestry, he lost the Jewish vote because of his rabid hatred for the Jewish state (he at one point falsely accused Israel of killing 10,000 people) and his association with anti-Semites. Even though Jews were disgusted by Jesse Jackson's anti-Semitic slurs, Bernie Sanders backed his presidential campaign. As with Keith Ellison, the latest anti-Semitic candidate who had his support, even trafficking with Farrakhan did not bother Bernie Sanders. Here's a little bit of the ugly history of Bernie...
  • Australia man (Haisem Zahab) arrested on charges of helping Islamic State develop missile technology

    02/28/2017 6:01:16 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 28, 2017 | Colin Packham
    Australian counterterrorism police arrested an unidentified man after a raid on a countryside property on Tuesday and accused him of seeking to help the Islamic State group by developing missile technology, the first arrest of its kind in Australia. Dozens of police, including a dog squad and some officers with metal detectors, raided a property in Young, about 270 km (170 miles) southwest of Sydney, earlier on Tuesday, pictures on Australian media showed. Ian McCartney, Assistant Commissioner of counter-terrorism for the Australian Federal Police, said police will allege the 42-year-old man had been advising the radical Islamist group on how...
  • State House considers tax break for rural internet

    02/28/2017 5:59:58 AM PST · by davikkm · 1 replies
    The state Senate has already endorsed the measure. Legislators in the House could consider it as soon as Tuesday. Companies that provide the internet service can apply for repayments of some, or all of sales taxes on a project. The state Board of Economic Development decides the amount of the refund.
  • GLAAD Celebrates ‘Moonlight’ as First LGBT Best Picture Winner

    02/28/2017 5:58:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    LGBT advocacy organization GLAAD praised Moonlight‘s Best Picture win at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, saying in a statement that the film being awarded with the movie industry’s biggest prize sends a “strong message” to Hollywood about the importance of diversity.
  • 'Paedophiles should NOT face criminal charges for looking at child porn': Britain's top [tr]

    02/28/2017 5:56:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 28, 2017 | George Odling
    Paedophiles should not face jail for looking at pornographic images of children unless they are a physical threat to youngsters, says Britain’s most senior child protection officer. Officers should instead focus on the most dangerous offenders who have access to youngsters or are directing abuse online, said chief constable Simon Bailey.
  • Pellets and Patterns

    02/28/2017 5:56:01 AM PST · by w1n1
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/28/2017 | Troy Radowski
    Whether you prefer a 20-, 12- or even a 10-gauge shotgun to go after your spring gobbler, the time is now to pick the right load for maximum effectiveness. You might only get one chance at that trophy bird, so why not give yourself the best opportunity at a quick clean and ethical harvest? There are many turkey choke tubes on the market, and folks often ask me which one is best. I always tell them to pick a choke designed for your gun and the load you plan to shoot. But whatever you do, choose something, because you shouldn't...
  • Wendy’s Installing Self-Order Kiosks in 1,000 Stores to Cut Labor Costs

    02/28/2017 5:55:53 AM PST · by davikkm · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Fast-food restaurant chain Wendy’s will install self-order kiosks at 1,000 stores across the country by the end of 2017 to trim extra labor costs imposed by minimum wage hikes, NJ Advance Media reported. Wendy’s said it already offered to install kiosks in several locations last year and has received positive feedback from customers and franchisees who say they want more of the service.
  • Toward Better Relations with the Press

    02/28/2017 5:54:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 28, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    Before becoming a newspaper columnist I was a broadcast news reporter for local TV stations and occasionally appeared on the NBC radio and television networks. I have some experience at being on the receiving end of hostilities directed at the media. At a pro-Nixon, pro-Vietnam war rally I covered in the early '70s, a demonstrator looked at the NBC logo on my microphone and called me a "communist." We had never met. He knew nothing about my politics or the quality of my reporting. He assumed that because I was covering the event for NBC I must be a left-wing...
  • Is Islam a Religion of Peace? Let’s ask the OIC

    02/28/2017 5:53:26 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    President Trump’s order to pause immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries provoked two opposite and almost equally strong reactions, the one decrying what it saw as an illegitimate move against a religion, the other welcoming a sensible breathing space while better vetting procedures are developed. But scarcely beneath the surface of this dispute was a more basic one of two diametrically opposed opinions on Islam. One sees it as a religion of peace and tolerance, primarily because most Muslims live at peace with their non-Muslim neighbors, while the other focuses on the Quran’s repeatedly commanding the faithful to attack and...
  • Hundreds of German Police Swoop on Banned Mosque Linked to Christmas Market Attack

    02/28/2017 5:51:47 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Feb 2017 | Liam Deacon
    Hundreds of German police have launched raids across Berlin, targeting a mosque and Muslim association linked to radical Islamists and the Islamic State Christmas Market attacker. The now banned “Fussilet 33” association is thought to be linked to Anis Amri, the Tunisian migrant who drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market in December last year, killing 12 and injuring 50.
  • Full Transcript: President Donald Trump’s Exclusive Interview with Breitbart News ... in Oval Office

    02/28/2017 5:49:12 AM PST · by Rockitz · 2 replies ^ | 27 Feb 2017 | Breitbart News
    On Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, President Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America, sat down for an exclusive interview with Breitbart News’ Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle in the Oval Office. What follows is a complete transcript of that interview. BREITBART NEWS NETWORK (BNN): “The first thing I wanted to get is your reaction to the Oscars last night—the big mistake with the Best Picture award and what did you think about that?” PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP (POTUS): “I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the...
  • 'A Day Without Women' protest preview

    02/28/2017 5:43:03 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 2/28/2017 | Rick Moran
    Even fewer women would participate if they knew just who was organizing this shindig. The next Women’s March, “the Day Without a Woman” is scheduled March 8. The group published a screed in the Guardian on February 6, advocating a “new wave of militant feminist struggle.” A co-author of that screed, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, is no stranger to militancy. She is a convicted terrorist.............. She. Murdered. Students.
  • Kellyanne Conway photographed getting comfortable in Oval Office [Fake News to Nth Degree]

    02/28/2017 5:41:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | Kate Feldman
    ....senior White House adviser was photographed kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office while the President met with leaders of historically black colleges...but social media users took offense at her sitting on the furniture in heels.
  • Trump invites victims of illegal immigrant crime as guests for speech to Congress

    02/28/2017 5:36:19 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 28, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    First lady Melania Trump will sit with the families of three people killed by illegal immigrants as her husband, President Trump, delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night. The move seemed designed to counter the slew of Democrats who were hosting illegal immigrants as their guests, saying they wanted to put a human face on Mr. Trump’s deportation policies. Democrats even tapped an illegal immigrant “Dreamer” to deliver their party’s official Spanish language response to the president’s speech. The dichotomy between valedictorians and felons in the illegal immigrant community has been on display over the...
  • Official ‘Bias Response’ Enforcers Stifle Michigan Universities

    02/28/2017 5:34:53 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/28/2017 | Derek Draplin
    Three of Michigan’s top public universities have what they call “Bias Response Teams,” which means around 121,000 college students in the state are subject to what often can be an arbitrary review of free speech by school administrators. That’s the conclusion of a recent survey by the civil liberties group Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, commonly called “FIRE.” Universities implement bias reporting systems so students, faculty, or staff can anonymously report conduct or speech that’s considered offensive or concerning but not necessarily a violation of school policy or the law. For instance, “microaggressions,” which refers to intentional or unintentional...
  • PEREZ, ELLISON AND THE MEANING OF ANTI-SEMITISM-Democrats are in a dangerous place

    02/28/2017 5:30:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine/Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-27-17 | Caroline Glick
    Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. Democrats are in a dangerous place for themselves, for the US and for the American Jewish community Was former secretary of labor and assistant attorney-general Tom Perez’s victory over Congressman Keith Ellison over the weekend in the race to serve as the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee a victory of centrist Democrats over radical leftists in the party? That is how the mainstream media is portraying Perez’s victory. Along these lines, Prof. Allen Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat who promised to quit the party if Ellison was elected due to his documented history...
  • Mark Giangreco Busted for Groping at the Trump Twitter Orgy

    02/28/2017 5:29:33 AM PST · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 27, 2017 | Neil Steinberg
    ABC 7 did exactly that to veteran sportscaster Mark Giangreco, suspended without pay for several weeks for calling Donald Trump “this cartoon lunatic” elected by “a country full of simpletons.” Giangreco is technically a sports anchor, but any sportscaster who stuck to the dry recitation of scores and injuries wouldn’t last long on TV. He’s expected to inject his opinions and humor in an appropriate way, except of course when he doesn’t. ABC 7 didn’t say which part of the statement rankled. I’d assume it was the dismissing half their audience as idiots part. Frankly, I’d expect to get in...
  • Prohibited Possessor Plea Bargain in 80% Receiver/Machine Shop Case

    02/28/2017 5:27:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    ammoland ^ | 25 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -( machine shop/80% receiver case has resulted in a 3 1/2  year sentence for a California man, Daniel Crowninshield, of Sacramento. Crowninshield is 54 years old. Crowninshield plead guilty. He did not insist on a jury trial. It is easy to see why.  Here is the plea agreement.  The agreement was signed on April 14, 2016.Crowninshield is a prohibited possessor. He was convicted of domestic violence in 2000 and again in 2001.  The indictment shows that he possessed three pistols, two M-16 type receivers, and an AK type receiver.  The receivers were characterized as machine guns.He was indicted...
  • Former jewelry store workers claim sexual harassment

    02/28/2017 5:27:07 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/17 | Danica Fears
    Scores of former workers at the company that owns popular jewelry stores such as Zales, Kay Jewelers and Jared’s Galleria, say managers promoted a culture of sexual harassment and discrimination, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. About 250 women and men who worked for Sterling complained in sworn statements that female employees were groped and encouraged to have sex with their bosses to keep their jobs throughout the 1990s and 2000s, the newspaper reported.
  • Egypt's Coptic Christians flee Sinai after killings

    02/28/2017 5:21:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 2-27-17
    Flight of families to Ismailia follows warning of attacks by ISIL and murders targeting community in El Arish. Flight of families to Ismailia follows warning of attacks by ISIL and murders targeting community in El Arish. 26 Feb 2017 21:43 GMT Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, Middle East, ISIS Hundreds of members of Egypt's Coptic Christian minority have fled the Sinai Peninsula to Ismailia city, 115km northeast of the capital Cairo, following a series of killings by a local armed group.The assailants have shot and killed at least seven Christians in separate attacks in Sinai's El Arish city in February.At least 90...
  • PRESIDENT TRUMP DRIVES MUSLIMS CRAZY (mysterious “Hijabi of the Month”)

    02/28/2017 5:17:18 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    FPM ^ | February 28, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    On February 24, judge Daniel Maguire upheld bail of $1 million, 20 times the usual amount, for Lauren Kirk-Coehlo, 30, charged in the January 22 vandalism of the Islamic Center, in Davis California. A video supplied by CAIR showed a woman placing strips of bacon on the mosque door, which made the vandalism a hate crime.  Local Muslims proclaimed that the act made them afraid, even in their homes. Even so, none of the fearful Muslims showed up in court to see if the accused would gain release and pose a threat to their safety. Media accounts were careful...
  • Trans rights are human rights (barf alert)

    02/28/2017 5:16:46 AM PST · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    The Spectrum ^ | 2/27/2017 | Maddy Fowler
    On Sunday, I was one of roughly 100 people who gathered in Niagara Square to rally for transgender rights and protest President Donald Trump’s administration’s recent legislation on trans bathroom rights. It was amazing to see the outpouring support for the trans community from individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The protest was smaller than I had hoped it would be. After the Buffalo Women’s March, I was optimistic that the thousands of folks who showed up for that event would continue to advocate for the minority groups impacted by the Trump administration, like transgender people. Unfortunately, this was not...
  • New York ranks No. 17 in Best States report

    02/28/2017 5:08:29 AM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    Ny daily news ^ | February 28, 2017 | Glenn Bain
    The state's motto may be “Excelsior” — but New York is definitely not living up to being “ever upward.” In fact, a new in-depth analysis of the nation’s 50 states ranks New York going downward and just 17th overall — behind the likes of Massachusetts (the best of all), North Dakota (fourth best) and even Iowa (sixth). The inaugural Best States rankings by U.S. News & World Report crunches an unprecedented amount of data in seven categories: health care, education, infrastructure, crime and correction, opportunity, economy and government.

    02/28/2017 5:05:42 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    FPM ^ | February 28, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. You see Steven Goldstein everywhere these days. He’s on cable news insisting, all evidence to the contrary, that President Trump is anti-Semitic.   When he does this, the gay rights activist, former Democrat political operative and local news producer, speaks as the head of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. Meanwhile people in the Jewish community are wondering who Steven Goldstein is and why he’s shamelessly exploiting the memory of a murdered Jewish girl.  According to his Anne Frank...
  • Illumining Scripture (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus and Devotional)

    02/28/2017 5:05:37 AM PST · by Gamecock · 3 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 2/28/2017
    “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned” (v. 14). - 1 Corinthians 2:10b–16 Scholars of the Reformation regularly point out that in asserting the final authority of Scripture, the Reformers did not believe that unaided human reason was sufficient in order for the Bible to function as the last court of appeal in the church. The Reformers believed there was a place for reason, to be sure, but even the soundest rules of interpretation would...
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show February 28 2017.

    02/28/2017 5:05:36 AM PST · by GregB · 1 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, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!

    02/28/2017 5:05:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 28, 2017 | Joseph Klein
    From helping to kill Israeli students to advocating militant resistance in the streets of the U.S.A. The call from the Left is to “resist” a “Fascist America,” which is supposedly the direction the United States is taking under President Trump. Among other things, leftists regularly accuse President Trump and members of his administration of anti-Semitism. Yet one of the leaders of the “resistance” movement, and a co-organizer of the next women’s protest on March 8th is Rasmea Yousef Odeh, a convicted Palestinian terrorist. Odeh had participated in bombings in Israel nearly 50 years ago, one of which resulted in the killing of...
  • Fallen SEAL's dad slams Trump [Unbelievable McCain quote!]

    02/28/2017 4:51:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    WPLG-TV, owned by Warren Buffet ^ | 2/27/17 | Eli Watkins
    Bill Owens, the father of the Navy SEAL killed in a late-January raid in Yemen, leveled biting criticism at the White House and called for an investigation into his son's death in a news story published Sunday...
  • States Are Going Broke Because They Broke the Bank

    02/28/2017 4:50:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | February 28, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Governors and state legislators say they are running out of money again, and many are demanding tax hikes to close budget gaps. More than half the states are facing big deficits this year, and they are mostly blue states, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois and New York and Oregon. Wait. These are states with high taxes and some of the deepest pools of red ink. There's got to be a message here. But some red states have money woes, too. The biggest fight is in Kansas, where the Republican-dominated Legislature recently passed a massive income tax hike that would raise...
  • Door knocks in the dark: The Canadian town on front line of Trump migrant crackdown

    02/28/2017 4:46:52 AM PST · by csvset · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 Feb 2017 | Rod Nickel
    Jaime French was jarred out of bed in Emerson, Manitoba early one morning this month by pounding at her front door, just yards from the U.S. border. A face peered in through the window, flanked in the darkness by others. Outside were 16 asylum seekers, arriving at one of the first houses they saw after crossing a lightly monitored border between Canada and the United States. "They banged pretty hard, then 'ring ring ring' the doorbell," said French, a mother of two young girls. "It was scary. That really woke me up." The town has become the front line of...
  • WATCH: Chair-Hurling Brawl Breaks Out in NYC Seafood Eatery (video)

    02/28/2017 4:42:49 AM PST · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/26/2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Multiple people hurled chairs at one another in a wild brawl that engulfed a seafood restaurant in New York City, police said. Video footage of the incident captured a scene of chaos at 9:45 p.m. Thursday night at Seafood City on City Island Avenue in the Bronx. The video shows people using chairs as shields and throwing them all over the place across the restaurant dining room. The video gained traction on social media Friday with the phrase, “Don’t go to City Island if you can’t fight,” the Daily Mail reported. Seafood City’s management said alcohol was a factor in...
  • Nigel Evans Blasts Opponents Of President Trump

    02/28/2017 4:40:40 AM PST · by gaggs
    Video: During the British Petitions Committee Debate on President Trump’s State Visit to the UK, Nigel Evans defended President Trump, pointing out the irony of Mr. Trump being condemned for actually delivering on his promises, how there is no evidence to support the charge that he is a racist, how condemning Mr. Trump would be also condemning the 61 million United States people that voted for him.
  • Wasserman Schultz speaks out after swastikas keyed into cars in Miami Beach [Blames Trump]

    02/28/2017 4:40:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    ..... Debbie Wasserman Schultz and local Jewish leaders are speaking out after swastikas were keyed into vehicles parked along Miami Beach, overnight....
  • Bush undercuts Trump a month into presidency after staying silent on Obama for 8 years

    02/28/2017 4:34:53 AM PST · by McGruff · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2017 | Kelly Riddell
    For eight long years, George W. Bush refused to criticize Barack Obama. “I don’t think it’s good for the country to have a former president undermine a current president,” Mr. Bush explained to Fox News’s Sean Hannity in 2014, on why he refused to critique his successor’s policies. “I think it’s bad for the presidency, for that matter.” Yet one month into President Donald Trump’s presidency, Mr. Bush decided it was OK to offer a critique of the former real estate mogul.
  • Total Turnover At the Academy For Life. For the New Hires, the Casting Call Is At Santa Marta

    02/28/2017 4:31:45 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 1 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | February 28, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    It made news in recent days and for some was a scandal when a glowing eulogy was given in memory of Marco Pannella (1930-2016) by Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia, a prominent member of the Community of Sant’Egidio, former president of the pontifical council for the family, and as of a few months ago the president of the pontifical academy for life, as well as being the chancellor for the pontifical John Paul II institute for studies on marriage and family.It was precisely life and the family, in effect, that were the battlefield of political action for Pannella, a leader of the...
  • Fabricating Chelsea Clinton (the contrived campaign to make Chelsea Clinton a thing)

    02/28/2017 4:27:57 AM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 2/27/2017 | Noah Rothman
    1.Democrats are confused by the fact that they were bested by a political figure they see as an empty suit with a pedigree famous for little more than tweeting. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. It’s been hard to avoid the contrived, media-driven campaign to fabricate Chelsea Clinton into a figure of political and cultural relevance. Take for example the New York Times book review, which dug into Clinton’s literary preferences. Bet you didn’t know that the scion of the Clinton family first read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 in the seventh grade and “it still makes me uncomfortable, even...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday February 28, 2017

    02/28/2017 4:23:09 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 5 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday February 28, 2017 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". scapegrace [skeyp-greys] -na complete rogue or rascal; a habitually unscrupulous person; scamp.[1800-10; scape2+ grace]
  • A Nation of Immigrants -- Only If They Assimilate

    02/28/2017 4:16:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | February 28, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    I am writing this column in Japan, a country whose crime rate is the lowest among countries with large populations. I asked my Japanese translator, a middle-aged woman, what she thought. "Why is there is so little crime in Japan?" I asked. Without taking a moment to reflect, she responded, "Because we don't allow immigration." Anyone who visits Japan is struck by the ethnic homogeneity of the nation. If you meet a Caucasian, a black or a Hispanic in Japan, you can be all but certain that the person is visiting or studying there, not a citizen. Likewise in the...
  • Target's shares plunge as sales and earnings fall short in the holiday quarter

    02/28/2017 4:16:18 AM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    CBNC ^ | 2/28/2017 | Krystina Gustafson
    Target reported sales and earnings that missed Wall Street's expectations on Tuesday, in what was a disappointing holiday quarter for the big-box retailer. At the same time, the retailer issued an outlook for fiscal year 2017 that fell well short of analysts' expectations. Here's how the company did: —EPS: $1.45 per share, excluding items, versus $1.51 per share expected by Thomson Reuters analysts' consensus. —Revenue: $20.69 billion versus $20.7 billion expected by Thomson Reuters. —Same-store sales: A decline of 1.5 percent versus the 1.4 percent decline expected by FactSet. A year earlier, Target earned $1.52 a share on $21.6 billion...
  • Elizabeth Warren in the biz of taunting Donald Trump during address

    02/28/2017 4:15:20 AM PST · by bryan999 · 39 replies
    Bay State U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren plans to bring an Iraqi refugee now living in Boston to President Trump’s first-ever address to the joint session of Congress tonight, amid growing indications that Democrats will try to use the event to embarrass the commander in chief. Warren will be accompanied by Tiba Faraj, who first came to Lynn with her family in 2010, about four years after her father was shot and left permanently disabled while working in Iraq, according to Warren’s office. Faraj became an American citizen last year and is currently an accounting major at the University of Massachusetts...
  • The Quran was quoted at the Oscars as Hollywood rejoiced in a President Trump hate fest!

    02/28/2017 4:08:00 AM PST · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | February 27, 2017 | Erik Verniere
    .....However, the night reached its climax when the sacred text of Islam was quoted during an acceptance speech for the movie “White Helmets.” A pretentious-sounding British man appointed to speak on behalf of the White Helmets, uttered the words of the Quran. This led to yet another standing ovation and tears of joy among the well-meaning celebrities.
  • Target Plunges 12% After Missing Lowest EPS Estimate, Slashing Outlook

    02/28/2017 4:02:37 AM PST · by smartyaz · 38 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 2/28/17 | Tyler Durden
    CEO Brian Cornell was rather downbeat: “Our fourth quarter results reflect the impact of rapidly-changing consumer behavior, which drove very strong digital growth but unexpected softness in our stores. At our meeting with the financial community this morning, we will provide detail on the meaningful investments we’re making in our business and financial model which will position Target for long-term, sustainable growth in this new era in retail At last check, TGT was trading 12% lower after the earnings, wiping out $4 billion in market cap and weighing in on peers such as Walmart.
  • Blaine Cooper becomes 1st cooperating witness to testify for government...(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    02/28/2017 4:01:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/27/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
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