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  • Beware the Fall Traffic Jam (immigration bill thread)

    07/16/2013 9:35:46 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/13 | Micky Kaus
    Paranoia #23: Bad Traffic: It’s often said that if the battle over immigration lasts into the fall, the controversial legislation will be held up in a traffic jam of Congressional activity. Here’s Ryan Grim and Elise Foley of HuffPo: “There will be scant opportunity for immigration reform in the fall, as a looming government shutdown, the approach of the debt ceiling and the festering sequester will combine to force themselves onto the agenda. In Congress, the fall quickly turns to Thanksgiving recess, which gives way even quicker to the Christmas break. And then it’s 2014.” Like the former CW that...
  • Student gets prison for rigged election

    07/16/2013 9:28:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | 7-16-13 | Terri Figueroa
    Cal State San Marcos junior stole passwords to vote for himself SAN DIEGO — A former Cal State San Marcos student who rigged a campus election by stealing nearly 750 student passwords to cast votes for himself and friends was sentenced Monday in federal court to a year in prison. It was Matthew Weaver’s decision to try to cover up the largest student identity theft in the university’s 24-year history that seemed to irritate the judge the most. “That’s the phenomenal misjudgment I can’t get around,” said Judge Larry Burns, who rejected Weaver’s request for probation. Burns said the election...
  • Obama To Bush 41: We Are A "Gentler Nation" Because Of You

    07/16/2013 9:26:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies ^ | July 16, 2013 | Chloe Sommers
    (CNN) – It was a homecoming for former President George H.W. and former first lady Barbara Bush at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday where they joined President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, in presenting the Points of Light honor for extraordinary work in community service.
  • Rachel Jeantel Confirms To Piers Morgan That Trayvon Assumed Zimmerman Was the Police Or Security

    07/16/2013 9:26:14 AM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-16-2013
    Prosecution star witness Rachel Jeantel was interviewed by Piers Morgan last night on CNN. When asked by Piers to explain what 'creepy ass cracka' meant, she slipped up and stated that to Trayvon, it meant a security guard or policeman. So in Trayvon's mind, George Zimmerman was either a security guard or policeman. With that said, what kind of person circles back after running away and attacks a possible security guard or policeman? Go to exactly to 2:00 in the video and watch to 2:25
  • Italy's First Black Minister Greeted With "Nooses On Lampposts"

    07/16/2013 9:13:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/16/2013 | Tyler Durden
    While the US has had its share of race-related social issues in recent days, nothing compares to Italy where not only was the country's first black minister (of integration!) of Congolese origin, Cecile Kyenge, compared to an orangutan two days ago by Roberto Calderoli, vice president of Italy's Senate and a senior parliamentarian in the anti-immigration Northern League, but following a visit to the city of Pescara she was met with a "protest" where nooses were hung from lammposts. And just so the message was not lost, "he nooses appeared on lampposts with posters signed by far-right group Forza...

    07/16/2013 9:12:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies ^ | July 16, 2013 | Drudgereport
    Last night Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel gave CNN her first interview since testifying in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Jeantel opened up and let loose on the murder case that gripped that nation. She explained to CNN's Piers Morgan how she warned her childhood friend that Zimmerman -- could be a gay rapist! MORGAN: You felt that there was no doubt in your mind from what Trayvon was telling you on the phone about the creepy ass cracka and so on, that he absolutely believed that George Zimmerman, this man, you didn't know who he was at the time,...
  • Trayvon Martin's Friend, Rachel Jeantel, Offered A Full College Scholarship

    07/16/2013 9:10:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 213 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/16/2013 | Pamela Engel
    Radio personality Tom Joyner has offered Rachel Jeantel, the friend of Trayvon Martin who spoke to him shortly before he died, a full scholarship to any Historically Black College or University she chooses. The website Joyner founded,, confirmed the news. Jeantel spoke to Joyner on his radio show Tuesday morning. He said to her: "If you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU, even if it’s not in Florida but especially Florida,like Florida Memorial, Edward Waters or FAMU, if you want to do that, I want to help you do that. I will help you...
  • Four Children Gunned Down in Chicago During Zimmerman Trial (WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE!!)

    07/16/2013 9:06:37 AM PDT · by harpu · 17 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | 7/15/13 | Melanie Hunter
    In the 20-day period of the George Zimmerman trial, four minors – three teens and a five-year-old boy - were gunned down in Chicago, according to Homicides Watch Chicago, a Chicago Sun-Times publication, which details every murder that takes place in the city. On June 28, five-year-old Sterling Sims was killed in a double murder that also claimed the life of his mother, 31-year-old Chavonne Brown. Both were shot in their apartment, and police believe the motive was robbery. On July 1, 16-year-old Antonio Fenner was gunned down on the sidewalk next to the body of a 32-year-old man who...
  • When we give them EVERYTHING they will take our lives as “entertainment”

    07/16/2013 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/16/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last week we got the agonizing news that a defenseless White man who had been beaten severely by a gang of six Black teenagers succumbed to his injuries and died. He was a living breathing person just as you and I. He was 46 year old Pat Mahaney. He was walking on a public street not bothering anyone. His cowardly attackers charged at him from behind and all SIX of them beat him. After the cowardly attack Mr. Mahaney was so traumatized he was afraid to go out of his home. He lived for another year but collapsed first psychologically...
  • 10 Really Stupid Things Liberals Have Said

    07/16/2013 9:02:25 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 16 July 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Liberals truly are fonts of sophistication and erudition. We know this because liberals tell us, and liberals are smart. They would never mangle words as does Dubya Bush or misspell “potato” like hapless Dan Quayle. But there are some things they would do, and what follows is a sampling. [...] Dog Food Afternoon But perhaps KTVU had graduated from the Patsy Schroeder School of Comedy. During a 1990s budget battle, the Democrats said that if the GOP got its way, the elderly would have to eat dog food to afford medicine. Radio host Rush Limbaugh then spoofed this demagoguery in...
  • Did Trayvon Martin Suffer From Gay Panic?

    07/16/2013 9:00:34 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 50 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/16/13 | Friends of Ours
    The Florida jury which acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin believed the 17-year-old initiated the violent confrontation against the neighborhood watchman, and perhaps his underlying reason was a homophobic assumption that Zimmerman was a sexual predator. Last night in an interview on CNN prosecution witness Rachel Jeantel said the following to Piers Morgan: "People need to understand, he didn't want that creepy ass cracka going to his father or girlfriend's house to go get -- mind you, his little brother is there. Mind you I told you, I told Trayvon, [Zimmerman] might have been a rapist."...
  • Obama’s Ambassador Orders Egypt to Release All Muslim Brotherhood Members

    07/16/2013 8:57:36 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 121 replies
    Israpundit ^ | July 12, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    This may have been filtered through the Egyptian media for that extra nationalistic flavor, but the demands are in line with those already made by Obama and State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Yesterday El Fagr reported that, during their most recent phone conversation, U.S. ambassador Anne Patterson demanded that Egyptian General Sisi release all Muslim Brotherhood members currently being held for questioning: “And when Sisi rejected this order, the American ambassador began threatening him that Egypt will turn into another Syria and live through a civil war, to which Sisi responded violently: ‘Neither you nor your country can overcome Egypt...
  • Pat Buchanan on Zimmerman vendetta: Shut It Down, Mr. President

    07/16/2013 8:57:05 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies ^ | July 16, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Trayvon Martin was an unarmed teenager walking home from a convenience store with Skittles and iced tea, when he was shot to death by a racist, profiling wannabe cop named George Zimmerman. In the Big Media, which has relentlessly sought out the voices of those most incensed by the verdict in Sanford, Fla., that is how the Saga of Trayvon Martin is being told. And from listening to TV reports of the rage across black America, that is what is widely believed there. But is that what happened? Well, not exactly. Trayvon Martin was not shot while walking home. He...
  • Teamsters et al.: Obamacare Will ‘Destroy the Very Health And Wellbeing of Our Members’

    07/16/2013 8:56:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 15, 2013 | Avik Roy
    Last Thursday, in remarkably blunt language, the heads of three major labor unions – James Hoffa of the Teamsters, Joseph Hansen of UFCW, and Donald “D.” Taylor of UNITE-HERE — wrote a letter to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid denouncing Obamacare’s impact on employer-sponsored health insurance. Some of the highlights: “The ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.” “This vision [of universal health care] has come back to haunt us.” “Our persuasive arguments have been disregarded and met with...
  • Russia’s Rosneft At It Again, To Sink Billions More In New Oil Fields

    07/16/2013 8:56:06 AM PDT · by KMR · 2 replies
    FORBES ^ | July 16, 2013 | Kenneth Rapoza
    Guys...remember the Peak Oil debates? They seem to have, well, peaked. Check out all the money Russian oil giant Rosneft is throwing around at global oil supplies these days.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,WABC AM, July 16,2013

    07/16/2013 8:53:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 86 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | July 16, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Elite Housing Recovery: NAHB Homebuilder Confidence Soars, But Cash (Not Mortgages) Is STILL King

    07/16/2013 8:51:18 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/16/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The National Association of Homebuidlers (NAHB) released their homebuilder confidence index this morning and it rose to 57, far above the expectation of 51. A reading above 50 indicates optimism (expansion). nahbconfid When we compare the NAHB optimism index to home prices, we can see one of the causes of optimism. loanhpihomebconfif Is the source of NAHB confidence and/or house price growth a surge in mortgage lending (as in the last decade) or is it a continuation of cash buyers? According according to today’s Market Pulse report from CoreLogic, cash is still king. clcash And cash prices for housing have...
  • Jackson Urges U.N. Human Rights Council to Investigate Trayvon Martin Shooting

    07/16/2013 8:48:14 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    ( – The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow Push Coalition, wants the United Nations’ human rights watchdog brought into the debate over the shooting of Trayvon Martin. But Jackson is proposing an investigation by the U.N.’s top human rights apparatus, the Human Rights Council (HRC), a controversial body whose ranks include regimes with poor human rights records, including some of America’s most vocal critics.
  • The false argument about defending our freedom.

    07/16/2013 8:44:11 AM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 16 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | ssue #142 • July/August, 2013 | John Silveira
    The false argument about defending our freedom By John Silveira Issue #142 • July/August, 2013 I'm tired of hearing how we should honor our veterans because they're defending our freedoms. They're not. No one in any of the Islamic countries is trying to take away our freedoms. No one in Russia, China, or North Korea gives a damn about them, either. In reality, the only people taking away our freedoms are in Washington, DC, our statehouses, and our city halls. It is our own politicians, our own bureaucrats, and special interest groups from the Sierra Club to Monsanto, all of...
  • Tattered World War II flag brings two families together

    07/16/2013 8:43:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    KOMOnews ^ | 7-16-13 | Eric Johnson
    SEATTLE -- The saying, "time heals all wounds" is familiar to most, and for two soldiers and their two sons, it rings true. It's important that a man understands his father so he can better understand himself. And when the fathers are gone, we cling to things -- belongings and symbols -- that show what they stood for and who they were. In Centralia, Kim McDougal has learned new things about his father after finding a unique package. Herb McDougal is 88-years old. He lives in a retirement home and suffers from Friedreich's ataxia, which makes it difficult for him...