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  • Obama sets Tuesday speech; big challenges on Syria

    09/07/2013 12:09:57 PM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | September 7, 2013 | Josh Lederman and Vladimir Isachenkov
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Beset by divisions at home and abroad, President Barack Obama candidly acknowledged deep challenges Friday in pursuing support for a military strike against Syria from international allies and the U.S. Congress. He refused to say whether he might act on his own, a step that could have major implications for the U.S. as well as for the remainder of his presidency. [snip] "I did not put this before Congress just as a political ploy or as symbolism," Obama said, adding that it would be a mistake to talk about any backup strategy before lawmakers vote on...
  • Hello Kitty beer now sold in China

    09/07/2013 12:08:08 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 46 replies
    FOX ^ | Sept. 4, 2013 | unattributed
    [] Hello Kitty, the iconic cartoon cat designed by Japanese company Sanrio, is now selling beer in China. The adorable kitten, known for gracing snack cakes and children’s wardrobes, now has its own fruit-flavored beer, which is sold exclusively in China. The Hello Kitty brew, licensed by the Shanghai KT trading company and made by Taiwanese beer maker Long Chuan, comes in at least six tropical flavors, from passion fruit to banana.
  • 'I'm going to knock out the next white person who walks by':Chilling words of man before he punched

    09/07/2013 12:04:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 7 September 2013 | JESSICA JERREAT
    <p>A 31-year-old African American who allegedly said he wanted to attack the next white person who walked by could be charged with hate crimes after punching three people in an apparent racially motivated attack.</p> <p>One of his victims, 62-year-old Jeffrey Babbitt, has been left brain damaged after being punched to the ground in New York's Union Square on Wednesday afternoon, in a senseless attack that shocked onlookers.</p>
  • 5 Signs Sen. Ted Cruz Will Run for President in 2016

    09/07/2013 12:03:25 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 139 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | Sep 7, 2013 10:06am | Elizabeth Hartfield
    Sen. Ted Cruz will be a guest on ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” this Sunday. The Texas senator is a rising star in the Republican Party and thought to be a possible presidential candidate in 2016. With an impressive resume – degrees from Princeton and Harvard Law, first Hispanic solicitor general of Texas, youngest solicitor general in the history of the United States – and a particular skill for rhetoric (he’s also a former national debate champion) Cruz is definitely a politician to watch this Sunday and in general. Here are five signs that this fiery first-term senator...
  • 'Anti-racist is anti-white' sign removed from I-5 overpass

    09/07/2013 11:59:33 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 27 replies
    KPTV ^ | September 6, 2012 | FOX 12 Staff
    EUGENE, OR (KPTV) - A sign found hanging on an Interstate 5 overpass in Eugene sparked a debate about racism this week. The banner, found handing on a pedestrian bridge over the freeway, says "Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white." It wasn't immediately clear who put the sign there, but the regional NAACP president said the slogan is a sign of intolerance in our nation. "If it was speaking against anything, it was speaking against multiculturalism and I think multiculturalism is a strength of our country," said Eric Richardson, of the NAACP. The banner is now banned from the...
  • Sooner Tea Party leader Al Gerhart to be tried on a blackmail charge

    09/07/2013 11:59:11 AM PDT · by oxcart · 25 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 09/07/2013 | Nolan Clay
    A judge Friday ordered Sooner Tea Party co-founder Al Gerhart to face trial in a blackmail case. Gerhart, a carpenter, is charged with two felonies over an email he admits sending to a state senator in an effort to get legislation passed. Oklahoma County Special Judge Susan K. Johnson rejected defense arguments that the email was protected political speech. “Your First Amendment rights are on trial, not just mine,” Gerhart told news reporters after the ruling was made at the end of a two-hour preliminary hearing. Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, said he felt anxious when he first read the...
  • Enraged mom beats the crap out of kindergarten teacher

    09/07/2013 11:57:54 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/7/2013 | Eric Owens
    The mother of a kindergarten boy Kansas City received a citation for criminal assault because, police say, she inflicted a vicious beatdown on the boy’s teacher. The pummeling occurred on Thursday night at Truman Elementary School. Simone A. Baker, 24, allegedly entered the school and proceeded directly to the unidentified teacher’s classroom at about 6 p.m., reports The Kansas City Star. She said, “You better not touch my kid again.” She punched the teacher, 49, upside the head five to 10 times. Next, narrates a police report, Baker jerked the teacher out of her chair by the hair. Then, for...
  • NYC Man Reportedly Brain-Dead After Random, Possibly Racially Motivated, Attack

    09/07/2013 11:57:49 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 07, 2013
    NYC Man Reportedly Brain-Dead After Random, Possibly Racially Motivated, Attack A man allegedly went on a rampage in Union Square on Wednesday afternoon that left a complete stranger critically hurt, reports CBS New York. Jeffrey Babbitt, a 62-year-old retired train conductor, was walking through the crowd near tables set up with chess boards when the suspect in the attack - 31-year-old Lashawn Marten - shouted a racial comment before hitting Babbitt in the head. "He said 'The next white person who walks by, I'm going to [expletive],'" one female witness told WCBS-TV. "His fist went in and the man's head...
  • CNN Exclusive: Videos show glimpse into evidence for Syria intervention

    09/07/2013 11:57:02 AM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 7, 2013 | Jake Tapper and Mariano Castillo, CNN
    CNN has obtained 13 different videos that the administration has told the Senate Intelligence Committee depict the gruesome scene of a chemical weapons attack in Syria on August 21. While the videos are hard to watch, they do not prove who is responsible for the attack, nor do they provide an answer for whether military strikes are the correct course.
  • San Antonio Passes Non-Discrimination Law, Christians Fear Reprisals

    09/07/2013 11:56:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    FOX News Radio ^ | September 5, 2013 | Todd Starnes and AP
    The San Antonio City Council approved a non-discrimination bill that will protect new groups from discrimination, but critics charge it will encourage bias against Christians and those who believe in traditional marriage. The council voted 8-3 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of classes protected from discrimination. “This ordinance does ensure that everybody in our community is created equally,” Councilman Diego Bernal told MySanAntonio.com.
  • The Real Problem With a Service Called 'Ghetto Tracker (Beyond PC Madness To the Extreme)

    09/07/2013 11:56:38 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Mashable ^ | September 7, 2013 | Svati Kirsten Narula
    A service called "Ghetto Tracker" appeared online at the beginning of this week and quickly drew criticism for its racist and classist overtones. Shortly after, the site was renamed "Good Part of Town." Its creator, who would only identify himself as a 30-something-year-old in Tallahassee, Fla., told Gawker: "This was originally seriously developed as a travel tool and the name 'Ghetto Tracker' was meant to be something that people would remember." The basic premise of Ghetto Tracker/Good Part of Town — to crowdsource travel advice -– actually isn’t so outrageous, but the framing, even without the word "Ghetto" in the...
  • A question for Oreskes – But what do we mean by consensus?

    09/07/2013 11:56:06 AM PDT · by Rocky · 2 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | September 7, 2013 | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    Politicians pay for science, but scientists should not be politicians. Consensus is a political concept. Unwisely deployed, it can be damagingly anti-scientific. A reply to Naomi Oreskes (Nature, 4 September 2013). The celebrated mathematician, astronomer and philosopher of science Abu Ali Ibn al-Haytham, or Alhazen, is justly celebrated as the founder of the scientific method. His image appears on Iraqi banknotes and on the postage stamps of half a dozen nations of the ummah wahida. Al-Haytham, unlike Naomi Oreskes,[1] did not consider that consensus had any role in science. He wrote that “the seeker after truth” does not put his...
  • Mentoring a Young Shooter: Joe's First Hunt

    09/07/2013 11:53:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Joe with first hunt bagIntroducing young people to the traditions of hunting is important for members of the gun culture.   Hunting is a rewarding activity that teaches significant lessons about reality, responsibility, and ethics.It is a life changing activity that requires considerable thought, judgement, moral decisions, and actions. Joe's father has some medical problems, and had not been hunting for five years.  Joe had accompanied his father on a previous dove hunt, but had never shot at live targets before.   He had shot a shotgun one time before this, at a stationary target.    Joe is 16 years old.I was more...
  • Reid faces double-digit defections on Syria strike measure (video)

    09/07/2013 11:53:19 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/07/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is bracing for double-digit defections in the Democratic caucus on the resolution authorizing military strikes on Syria, which will get a vote this coming week. The Syria resolution presents Reid with one of the biggest tests of his leadership this Congress and the outcome has significant effects for President Obama’s domestic and foreign policy agendas.
  • Popularity Increasing Amongst Teens for Electronic Cigarettes

    09/07/2013 11:49:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    WKRB13 ^ | 09/07/2013
    Over the past two years, the use of electronic cigarettes amongst middle school and high school students has doubled. Health authorities are worried that the young people using them will end up being hooked on the regular and more dangerous regular cigarette. One out of every 10 high school students in the U.S. used an e-cigarette during 2012 as did close to 3% of the students in middle school, showed data from a new report. That rate is nearly double the rate in 2011 for e-cigarettes and equals 1.78 million children or teens who have tried the devices. The spike...
  • DOD Chief Says Cost of Syrian Strike Small

    09/07/2013 11:47:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Sep 2013 | John Semmens
    US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hailed the proposed US attack on Syria as “a bargain.” “The display of force contemplated can be accomplished at a very low cost to us,” Hagel contended. “The millions we'll spend on ordinance and the few casualties we may incur will be a very reasonable price to pay for defending the credibility of the nation's Commander-in-Chief.” “Look, given what's already been said, a failure to carry through with at least an air strike would make the President appear as a blow-hard issuing empty threats,” the Secretary added. “We are confident that the American people...
  • DC Comics asks for naked Harley Quinn suicide drawings for talent contest

    09/07/2013 11:41:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    zap2it ^ | September 7, 2013
    In a rather appalling move, DC Comics is holding a talent search for artists that requires the entrants to draw DC character Harley Quinn in various suicidal tableaus, one of which is also naked. Here are the panel submission requirements: PANEL 1 Harley is on top of a building, holding a large DETACHED cellphone tower in her hands as lightning is striking just about everywhere except her tower. She is looking at us like she cannot believe what she is doing. Beside herself. Not happy. PANEL 2 Harley is sitting in an alligator pond, on a little island with a...
  • Why can't the community organizer organize a community?

    09/07/2013 11:35:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-7-13 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    As you may recall, much of Senator Obama's message in 2008 was about international coalitions. He mocked President Bush for "going at it alone." I guess that 40-something countries in Iraq was not a big enough coalition. Or, having UK, Canadian and other NATO soldiers take bullets in Afghanistan was not enough either. Today, President Obama stands alone in the world. He can't even get the UK in Syria. He has found some "moral support" but no one is offering airplanes or missiles. President Obama is saying that the world drew a "red line." However, no one seems ready to...
  • If It Wasn't Syria, It Would Have Been Something Else (Victor Davis Hanson)

    09/07/2013 11:32:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 6, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    It is very possible that the president will not obtain a join authorization to bomb Syria; if he chooses to go ahead and attack anyway, Obama will incite a constitutional crisis—the first time in history that a president has decided to go to war against the declared wishes of Congress. The public and the courts will adjudicate the legality of that act, and it would be contentious. So the corner that Obama has painted himself into is now inescapable. Defying Congress will put the country into a Watergate/Monicagate mess. Not doing anything will confirm the administration’s impotence and only enhance...
  • Holy Man Castrates Self After India Guru Charged With Rape of 16-Year-Old Girl

    09/07/2013 11:30:15 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | September 07, 2013 | Ramy Inocencio
    <p>Authorities in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh found Baba Premdas, a 60-year old follower of Bapu, bleeding at his home in Amethi from apparently self-inflicted wounds, city police chief Alankrita Singh told CNN. Premdas was admitted to a local hospital and then taken to a bigger health facility for surgery where his condition "is stable", said Singh.</p>
  • Moon probe has small glitch after launch, NASA says

    09/07/2013 11:29:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    NBC ^ | 1 hour ago | Miriam Kramer, Space.com
    Although the launch was nearly flawless, LADEE ran into some trouble right after its separation from the Minotaur V. The probe's onboard computer shut down LADEE's reaction wheels, which are used to stabilize the attitude of the probe in space, after noticing that they were drawing too much current. Engineers will work to develop a repair plan over the next few days. But there's not a great deal of time pressure at the moment, Worden said. LADEE will take nearly a month to get to the moon on its long and looping route. "The nice thing about this is that...
  • Inside Canada's top-secret diplomatic exit from Iran

    09/07/2013 11:23:21 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    CBC ^ | Sep 5, 2013
    (how Canadian diplomats got out — and left little behind) Charles Court was the last man out. As chargé d'affaires, he was Canada's senior diplomat in Iran, so it fell to him to turn out the lights. Court surreptitiously took down the flag and slipped out onto the streets of Tehran. That was one year ago — but only now will sources reveal to CBC News, anonymously, how Canada managed to surprise the world with its sudden, secret departure from Iran. It's a cloak-and-dagger tale, with a heavy cloak over the plan to sneak the diplomats out unnoticed — and...
  • Rep. Rangel denies Black Caucus was told to be quiet on Syria

    09/07/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Rep. Rangel denies Black Caucus was told to be quiet on Syria By Julian Hattem - 09/07/13 12:42 PM ET A top member of the Congressional Black Caucus is denying that lawmakers were told to stay silent on the issue of whether or not the U.S. should intervene in Syria. “Nobody’s ever suggested to me ... that I should not comment,” Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said in an interview on MSNBC on Saturday. He added that he had a “responsibility to speak.” Rangel’s comments were in response to an email from caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), which asked lawmakers to...
  • Jon Caldara to vote in El Paso County today even though he lives in Boulder County

    09/07/2013 11:19:58 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 22 replies
    TheDenverChannel ^ | 09/07/2013 | TheDenverChannel
    DENVER - Political stuntman Jon Caldara plans to vote Saturday in El Paso County's recall election even though he lives in Boulder, a move critics claim is voter fraud but that Caldara says shows problems with a new election law Democrats passed.
  • 5 arrested on hate crime charges after man in French Quarter reports being fired on by pellet gun

    09/07/2013 11:16:00 AM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/6/13 | Helen Freund
    Five teenagers were jailed on hate crime charges after police said they fired an assault-style pellet gun at a man in the French Quarter and yelled homophobic and racist slurs. George Brown, 18; O'na Reed, 19; Jazz Henry, 17; and two juveniles were arrested Sunday (Sept. 1) after police say they fired pellets from an air assault rifle, injuring a man who was seated on his front steps in the French Quarter. Their arrests followed a report by a man who said he was sitting on the steps of his front porch in the 1100 block of Burgundy Street around...
  • Strassel: A Test of GOP Resolve on ObamaCare

    09/07/2013 11:13:01 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 30, 2013 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    ....The Affordable Care Act states clearly that all members of Congress and their staff must buy their health insurance through an ObamaCare exchange.
  • Heritage Employment Report: Chilly Summer for Jobs

    09/07/2013 11:03:17 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 4 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | September 6, 2013 | By James Sherk and Salim Furth, Ph.D.
    The labor market remains one of the weakest aspects of the broadly mediocre economic recovery. Although the headline unemployment rate has gradually fallen to 7.3 percent, job creation has merely kept up with population growth, not regaining the ground it lost in the Great Recession. The unemployment rate has fallen because fewer Americans are looking for work. The labor force participation rate has now hit a 35-year low. Economic factors—not the aging of the baby boomers—explains the vast majority of this drop.August Employment Report The payroll survey reports that employers added 169,000 net new jobs in August—approximately the same rate...
  • UN Organizations Pay Homage to Dead North Korean Leaders

    09/07/2013 10:59:03 AM PDT · by docbnj · 7 replies
    Korean News (Pyongyang) ^ | 5 Sep 2013 | anon
    Staff Members of Missions of Int'l Organizations Pay Floral Tribute to Statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- Staff members of the missions of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the World Food Program here laid floral baskets before the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill Thursday on the occasion of the 65th birthday of the DPRK. They placed floral baskets before the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and paid tribute in the...
  • De Blasio is running a racist campaign: Bloomberg

    09/07/2013 10:54:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 7, 2013 | 11:16am | Michael Gartland
    “Class-warfare and racist,” Bloomberg said. “I mean he’s making an appeal using his family to gain support. I think it’s pretty obvious to anyone watching what he’s been doing.” “I do not think he himself is racist,” Bloomberg said of de Blasio. “It’s comparable to me pointing out I’m Jewish in attracting the Jewish vote. You tailor messages to your audiences and address issues you think your audience cares about….Tearing people apart with this ‘two cities’ thing doesn’t make any sense to me.”
  • 5 Immigration Falsehoods from the White House

    09/07/2013 10:54:15 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 4 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | September 6, 2013 | Jessica Zuckerman and Ken McIntyre
    Congress gets back to its regularly scheduled work on Monday—and there’s plenty of immigration propaganda greeting them.The falsehoods from the White House just keep on coming, and Catholic leaders have called for clergy to preach in support of the Senate-passed immigration overhaul this Sunday.On the White House blog, Cecilia Muñoz, assistant to the President and director of the Domestic Policy Council, laid out the Obama Administration’s take on the benefits of “commonsense immigration reform.” The blog, complete with “fact sheets” and the reposting of an animated video, made numerous claims about what the Senate-passed immigration bill (S. 744) would...
  • ‘Surf The Turf?’: The Next Golf Cart May Be A Snowboard

    09/07/2013 10:49:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/7/2013 | Mike Opelka
    If surfing legend and innovator Laird Hamilton is right, those old-fashioned, boxy golf carts driving around courses could soon be history. What would replace the Flintstones-like mode of transportation for golfers? It might be this high-tech device. The “GolfBoard” seen above is the dream of a group of seven scientists, engineers, inventors and forward thinkers. They are hoping to generate enough financial support via the crowd-funding site Kickstarter, to get the seed money needed to move the GolfBoard from the drawing board to fairways everywhere. The design is a simple one. It is basically a snowboard with a drivetrain attached...
  • Lowell Observatory Pushes To Name an Asteroid "Trayvon"

    09/07/2013 10:46:31 AM PDT · by Quintus · 41 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 9-5-2013 | Flash Modin
    'William Lowell Putnam III says his family has identified with the cause of African American rights, and thus an asteroid named after Trayvon Martin is perfectly appropriate.'
  • Mayors Against Illegal Guns Group Tries to “Pay Off” Mayor So He Would Not Leave

    09/07/2013 10:44:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    Gun 'n Freedom ^ | 8/6/13 | Jonathan S.
    The news for Bloomberg’s anti-gun group just keeps getting worse, and even while 50 reported members have already left the group, there is yet another story about how shady this group really is. Mayors Against Illegal Guns is not just against illegal guns. They are against guns in general, and their propaganda shows that. Now a Mayor of NY has come forward to explain how the group offered to “pay him off” in order to retain his membership. According to an article, Walden, NY Mayor Brian Maher never intended to support the group effort’s in the first place. In fact,...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    09/07/2013 10:43:49 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 14 replies
    September 7, 2013 | Irish Rose
    Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell...
  • Citing Costs, IBM To Move Retirees Off Health Plan

    09/07/2013 10:38:41 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 2 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 9/7/13 | WSJ
    International Business Machines Corp. plans to move about 110,000 retirees off its company-sponsored health plan and instead give them a payment to buy coverage on a health-insurance exchange, in a sign that even big, well-capitalized employers aren't likely to keep providing the once-common benefits as medical costs continue to rise.
  • Rape Victim Rebukes 2 Anti-Gun Senators in CO Facing Recall Elections in Radio Ad

    09/07/2013 10:37:39 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Gun 'n Freedom ^ | 9/7/13 | Jonathan S.
    The recall elections in Colorado are heating up as the Colorado Woman’s Alliance released a radio ad in which a rape victim excoriates the 2 anti-gun senators for voting in gun control. In the ad Kimberly Weeks condemns Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo and Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs for stripping women of their rights to defend themselves, accusing Giron of being “arrogant”. “We have a right to choose how we protect ourselves and our families — but Senators Morse and Giron didn’t think twice about taking that right away,” Weeks says.
  • Michelle Obama takes credit for 'cultural shift' in US eating habits (Video)

    09/07/2013 10:33:49 AM PDT · by matt04 · 65 replies
    Michelle Obama credited her anti-obesity program with bringing about a "cultural shift" in the way Americans eat. "Make no mistake about it. We are changing the conversation in this country. We are creating a cultural shift on how we live and eat. And our efforts are having an impact on our children's lives." The first lady touted the success of her Let's Move anti-obesity program during a visit on Friday to Orr Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Obama said when she first began her signature initiative, she couldn't imagine a time when fast-food commercials advertised for breakfast sandwiches made with...
  • Educating John McCain on the Meaning of ‘Allahu-Akbar’

    09/07/2013 10:16:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 3, 2013 | Staff
    During a Tuesday (9/3/13) morning (apperance) on Fox News Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took umbrage (hat tip Ben Shapiro) at Fox News host Brian Kilmeade’s disgust with Syrian anti-Assad opposition groups shouting “Allahu Akhbar! Allahu Akhbar!” when their rockets apparently shot down a Syrian jet. To Kilmeade, appropriately, such outcries illustrated the (predominant jihadist) influence within the coalition of groups opposing the Assad regime. Kilmeade stated, (stated)I have a problem helping those people screaming that [Allahu-Akbar!] after a hit.A perturbed, if typically feckless McCain replied, without any basic linguistic understanding, or supportive evidence of the rocket launchers’ alleged “moderation,” by...
  • In Russia, Obama stresses freedom of press, assembly

    09/07/2013 10:10:56 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    "It is important for us to remember that in every country -- here in Russia, in the United States, around the globe -- that part of good government is making sure that we’re creating a space for civil society to function effectively: freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, making sure that people can join together and make common cause around the issues that they care deeply about," Obama told the groups that gathered at the St. Petersburg airport just before he headed back to Washington.
  • Hannity -Vanity

    09/07/2013 10:09:38 AM PDT · by Baynative · 65 replies
    Reflections on TV Panel | 9/7/13 | Me alone
    I'm curious to know if anyone saw the Hannity panel with college students last night and what you thought of it.
  • ‘I Hate White People’: Random Racial Rampage in New York Leaves One Man Brain Dead

    09/07/2013 10:02:21 AM PDT · by blueyon · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/07/13 | Oliver Darcy
    The New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a savage attack that took place Wednesday afternoon in Union Square, after witnesses say a man vowed to attack white people before assaulting multiple individuals and leaving one man brain dead. The black suspect, Lashawn Marten, 31, was playing chess before randomly jumping up and declaring “I hate white people,” according to one witness.
  • Dems Say President Has Widespread Foreign Backing for Syria Strike

    09/07/2013 10:01:49 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Sep 2013 | John Semmens
    Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz ,(D-Fla), chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told CNN host Wolf Blitzer that there are “dozens of countries” that will stand with Obama and his proposed “shot across the bow” warning to the Assad Regime. Pressed to name a few of these hidden allies, Wasserman-Schultz attempted to beg off saying “I'm not that good at geography, but I think the list includes Framistan, Lygeria, and France. I hope I don't have to remind everyone of the pivotal role France played as America's first ally during our war for independence back in the 1770s.” While France is a...
  • USCCB Immigration Pandering - Ulterior Motives Exposed (Catholic Caucus)

    09/07/2013 9:55:24 AM PDT · by RBStealth · 15 replies
    Restore-DC-Catholicism ^ | Aug 25, 2013 | Restore-DC-Catholicism
    The US Senate has already come up with its excuse of an "immigration reform" bill. Led by Harry Reid and enabled by the "Gang of Eight (now including Marco Rubio)", this bill does nothing in terms of securing the southern border and dealing with the illegal aliens who are already here. They understand that a similar bill does not have a snowball's chance in hell of ever getting passed. Thus the progressives, from Obama on down, are trying a different strategy. They just want the House to pass some sort of immigration bill. Once this bill is passed, it will...
  • 2013 conflict in Syria blamed on drought caused by global warmingFlashback 1933

    09/07/2013 9:49:33 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | September 6, 2013 10:12 PM | Marc Morano
    2013 conflict in Syria blamed on drought caused by global warming — Flashback 1933: ‘YO-YO BANNED IN SYRIA – Blamed For Drought By Moslems’
  • The Sunken Treasures of the Arabia [19th c wreck]

    09/07/2013 9:48:07 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 4, 2013 | Bruce Cole
    In 1987, a group of treasure hunters discovered a steamboat buried deep in a Kansas cornfield. This was the Arabia, a side-wheeler whose hull was pierced by a submerged tree on Sept. 5, 1856, near Parkville, Mo., 6 miles north of Kansas City. The ship, just three years old, had embarked from St. Louis, steaming westward on the Missouri to deliver merchandise to 16 frontier towns. The cargo included 20,000 feet of lumber, 4,000 shoes and boots, two prefab homes destined for Logan, Neb., a sawmill and fixtures, and a case of Otard Dupuy & Co. cognac. Although the Arabia...
  • Boy Scout alternative, Trail Life USA, launches ‘premier’ Christian group for boys

    09/07/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 32 replies
    The newly announced Trail Life USA expects to become a “premier” Christian organization for boys and young men when it fully launches in the new year. Its goal is to counter the “moral free-fall” of the nation, and “raise a generation of faithful husbands, fathers, citizens and leaders,” organizers told the national inaugural convention in Nashville, Tenn., Friday night. (snip) Trail Life USA’s name, drawn from more than 300 options, was carefully vetted and is intended not to be political or controversial, organizers said. (snip) “Our whole life is about the trail, both in the outdoors and in the journey...
  • Pennsylvania man protests school tax with $1 bills (Homeschooler)

    09/07/2013 9:40:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 79 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 6, 2013
    FORKS TOWNSHIP, Easton Pa., - A Pennsylvania man who homeschools his children said he paid his $7,143 school tax in $1 bills to protest funding public education. Rob Fernandes videotaped himself delivering the 7,143 $1 bills, along with 54 cents change, to the Forks Township municipal building and explaining his reasoning to tax collector Anne Bennett-Morse, Philly.com reported Friday. "I'm not doing this to make anybody's life more difficult," Fernandes can be seen telling Bennett-Morse in the video. Fernandes said he sees the money taken for school taxes as "stolen." "We homeschool our kids, so we don't even use the...
  • What Do You Know About The News? Take The Quiz

    09/07/2013 9:30:27 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 142 replies
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  • Texas National Guard denies benefits for same-sex spouses

    09/07/2013 9:23:51 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | September 4, 2013 | Josh Hicks
    The Texas National Guard has said it will not provide benefits for same-sex couples, despite a Pentagon directive requiring the military to treat all marriages equally. Maj. Gen. John Nichols, the commanding general of Texas Military Forces, said in an internal memo that the Texas Constitution and the state’s “Family Code” conflicts with the Defense Department’s policy, which Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced in August.
  • Obama’s New World Disorder

    09/07/2013 9:21:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2013 | Gayle Trotter
    The end of the Cold War provided an opportunity for a reshuffling of historic alliances and power, and Americans embraced the idea of a New World Order. Syria is the latest example of Obama’s New World Disorder. With 9/11, we saw the culmination of a new, asymmetric threat from seventh-century primitives who continued to gain strength through the Clinton administration before perpetrating the worst attack on US soil since Pearl Harbor. In the aftermath, then-Senator Obama voted against our overseas efforts to fight terrorism and vehemently objected to tactics, such as enhanced interrogation methods, some of which played a role...