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  • Sarah Palin to interview Donald Trump, Jeb Bush (!!!)

    08/28/2015 11:50:09 AM PDT · by VictoryGal · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/2015 | HADAS GOLD
    Sarah Palin will interview Donald Trump and Jeb Bush on Friday night on the One America News Network, the former Alaska governor announced on her Facebook page. Read more: [http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/08/sarah-palin-donald-trump-interview-2016-election-213134#ixzz3k8ZEd4ty](http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/08/sarah-palin-donald-trump-interview-2016-election-213134#ixzz3k8ZEd4ty)
  • Sarah Palin calls ESPN ‘a journalistic embarrassment’

    08/28/2015 10:20:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sarah Palin ripped ESPN as “a journalistic embarrassment,” following the network’s suspension of baseball analyst Curt Schilling for a tweet that compared radical Muslims to Nazis. “ESPN — what happened to you? Your intolerant PC police are running amok and making a joke out of you!” the former Alaska governor wrote in a Facebook post Thursday night. “By picking and choosing who they’ll tolerate and who they’ll try to destroy, ESPN has zero credibility as a sound and reasonable media outlet.” Her comments come after ESPNsuspendedMr. Schilling for what it called a “completely unacceptable” tweet, which contained a meme that...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • Donald Trump is the New Palin Only Richer and Meaner

    08/27/2015 10:01:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post's Latino Voices The Blog ^ | August 27, 2015 | Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. , Historian
    Jorge Ramos is the top news anchor at Univision and one of the most recognizable faces of the Latino community. On August 25, at a Donald Trump press conference in Dubuque, Iowa he was physically removed after asking tough questions on immigration to the presidential hopeful. Trump ordered him out after exclaiming "Go back to Univision". Once outside the conference room, one of Trump's supporters told Ramos: "It's not about you. Get out of my country! Get out! It's not about you." Those words translated Trump's true meaning. He has unleashed a campaign of hatred against the Latino community starting...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Gov. Sarah Palin • Stand With Rand Rally

    08/24/2015 6:55:48 PM PDT · by Bratch · 35 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 24 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Glad to see conservatives bringing the message to Alaska! Republicans are lucky to have a great group of candidates to pick from – and one of them is bringing his bold message and plan to "Defeat the Washington Machine" right to Anchorage! So many of us in Alaska share a libertarian streak, and Rand is sure to talk about that! I was proud to support Dr. Rand Paul in his first election to the U.S. Senate and would be there to welcome him to Alaska, but I’m in San Diego guest hosting "On Point" for One America News this week....
  • Fairbanksans protest planned parenthood (Alaska)

    08/23/2015 8:35:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    .newsminer.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | Dorothy Chomicz
    FAIRBANKS— More than 50 people gathered in the rain Saturday morning to protest outside the Planned Parenthood clinic on Airport Way. The protest was part of a nationwide rally against the organization precipitated by recent allegations that they sell aborted fetal tissue for profit. These allegations stem from a video released last month which shows Deborah Nucatola, the senior director of medical services at Planned Parenthood, discussing the procurement of fetal tissue with two people she thought worked for a medical research firm. The people were in fact actors who secretly recorded the conversation for the anti-abortion group Center for...
  • The Roger Stone Zone: McCain Aides Attacks On Palin Grow Tedious Schmidt = Incompetent (Trump's Ex)

    08/13/2015 4:51:37 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 17 replies
    The Stone Zone ^ | November 19, 2009 | Roger Stone
    By Roger Stone The continued attacks on Sarah Palin by campaign Aides to Senator John McCain are almost beyond belief. Continued attacks on Palin, and on her performance as the Vice Presidential candidate by McCain Aide Steve Schmidt, are particularly ridiculous given Schmidt's track record of incompetence and missteps by the senior McCain aide during the Presidential campaign. Schmidt is, after all, part of the gang that had McCain suspend his presidential campaign and rush back to Washington to take the exact same position as Barack Obama on the first Federal bailout bill which in the end, only bailed out...
  • Robert Menedez floats ‘strategic’ crude exports

    08/20/2015 7:59:36 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 19, 2015 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The United States should consider allowing “strategic” crude exports to allies abroad while renegotiating the nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Robert Menendez said. The New Jersey Democrat’s comments, part of a speech Tuesday at Seton Hall University to explain his opposition to the agreement, marked a shift in his approach to oil exports. Menendez historically has opposed moves to loosen the longstanding ban on exporting U.S. crude. But on Tuesday, Menendez highlighted oil exports as a geopolitical tool — a way for U.S. oil to compete in markets that might be customers for Iranian crude if the nuclear accord is...
  • Carly Fiorina’s conversion from Hillary Clinton fan to fervent critic

    08/16/2015 6:48:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 8/14/15 | Ruth Marcus
    In 2010, the then-GOP Senate nominee went all middle-school-cafeteria on her Democratic opponent’s hairdo. “God, what is that hair? Sooo yesterday,” Fiorina, already miked up, commented, quoting an aide’s assessment. Two years earlier, in the makeup room at ABC’s “This Week” with me, Fiorina said something that, at the time, was mildly interesting, but is now revelatory. It was May 2008, close to the end of the long primary battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and we were discussing the two Democratic contenders. At which point Fiorina, then a campaign surrogate for presumptive GOP nominee John McCain, offered some...
  • UPDATE: PALIN FIRES BACK AT ERICKSON AFTER ‘YOU’VE BEEN BUSTED APOLOGY’

    08/15/2015 8:50:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 15,2014
    Originally posted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page: Erick Erickson, Today a friend forwarded your apology for mocking my family – again – and in answer to your point, yes, I do remember people taking repeated potshots at my family, friends, and supporters (many of whom politely pointed out to you and your staffers that the sleazy photoshopped picture you ran of me was indeed fake, but were dismissed and mocked repeatedly for doing so.) Also, in your summary of our interactions, you forgot to mention things like your public comparison of me to L. Ron Hubbard (and not in a...
  • Governor Palin "Accepts" Apology From RedState’s Erickson

    08/15/2015 6:44:53 AM PDT · by Bratch · 50 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 15 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin "accepted" an apology from RedState’s Erick Erickson: Erick Erickson,Today a friend forwarded your apology for mocking my family – again – and in answer to your point, yes, I do remember people taking repeated potshots at my family, friends, and supporters (many of whom politely pointed out to you and your staffers that the sleazy photoshopped picture you ran of me was indeed fake, but were dismissed and mocked repeatedly for doing so.) Also, in your summary of our interactions, you forgot to mention things like your public comparison of me to L. Ron Hubbard (and not in...
  • Man in bear costume harasses bears in Alaska

    08/13/2015 11:37:37 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 74 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/11/15 | Mark Thiessen
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities want to talk to a man who donned a fairly realistic bear costume — head and all — and wore it when harassing a bear and two sows trying to feed on pink salmon in an Alaska river...
  • 'Loch Ness monster' dinosaur fossil found in Alaska

    08/08/2015 11:44:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Telegraph ^ | August 7, 2015
    Elasmosaurs had extremely long necks, small heads and paddle-shaped limbs for swimming Photo: Nobu Tamura Researchers in Alaska have uncovered the bones of a prehistoric marine reptile dating back 70 million years. This is the first time an elasmosaur has ever been unearthed in this state. Its vertebrae were discovered embedded in an eroding cliff. Curvin Metzler (left) and Dr Patrick Druckenmiller on the cliff face where the elasmosaur was discovered  Photo: University of Alaska Museum of the North Elasmosaurs had extremely long necks, small heads and paddle-shaped limbs for swimming. • Scientists study remains of massive Dreadnoughtus dinosaur, in pics...
  • Alaska woman mauled by grizzly bear while jogging

    08/06/2015 8:09:16 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 6, 2015 | Unattributed
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Two employees of an Alaska backcountry lodge startled an adult grizzly bear while running on a trail in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. The bear stepped out of thick brush and mauled one woman while the other ran for help. Gabriele Markel, 20, was recovering Wednesday at an Anchorage hospital. Her wounds, which authorities described as bites and scratches on her head, back and arm, weren't considered life-threatening. She was upgraded to good condition from fair on Wednesday, authorities said. Markel and a co-worker, Kaitlyn Haley, 26, of California, were running Tuesday afternoon on the Cottonwood Creek Trail near...
  • Senate panel passes bill lifting crude oil export ban

    08/03/2015 4:47:59 AM PDT · by thackney · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2015 | Associated Press
    A Senate panel has approved energy legislation that would lift the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports and open some areas of the Outer Continental Shelf to oil and gas exploration. Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, chairman of the panel, championed the plan to lift the restrictions. It passed by a party-line vote of 12-10. Murkowski said lifting the ban would turn the U.S. into an energy superpower.
  • PALIN PRAISES WALKER AND CRUZ, WANTS TO ‘SPEAK POSITIVELY’ ABOUT SOLID CANDIDATES

    08/02/2015 5:55:42 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Aug 2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin praised Republican presidential candidates Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker while stating that she likes many of the candidates on the GOP side and wishes to “speak positively” about the solid conservative candidates on Friday’s “Mark Levin Show.”Palin, after continuing her praise of Donald Trump, said, “I think Ted Cruz is great. I’m very thankful for he having taken such a stand on Obamacare, and many other issues. And really being able to shift some of the national debate about the issues because he’s been...
  • Sarah Palin: Planned Parenthood Is Deliberately Targeting Minority Women

    07/29/2015 6:41:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/29/15 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin reacted to the controversy over Planned Parenthood harvesting fetal tissue by posting a message asking which symbol killed 90,000 black babies last year: the Confederate flag or the Planned Parenthood logo.Palin talked to Bill O’Reilly tonight and and lamented how there was so much focus on the Confederate flag as a racist symbol when Planned Parenthood has aborted thousands of black babies.She even said that they’re “in the business of finding targets so they may attract those who would perhaps be disadvantaged in some ways.” In other words, Palin thinks that Planned Parenthood is specifically targeting women in...
  • Donald Trump Promises To Put Sarah Palin In His Cabinet If He Is Elected President (Heads exploding)

    07/28/2015 8:03:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | July 28, 2015 | Jason Easley, founder & senior editor
    Donald Trump is threatening America with a promise to put Sarah Palin in his cabinet if he is elected president. Audio of Trump: (AUDIO-AT-LINK)According to Politico, Trump said that he would put Palin his cabinet or seek her advice: “She’s really somebody who knows what’s happening. She’s a special person. She’s really a special person. And I think people know that and she’s got a following that’s unbelievable,” he continued. (Palin has more than 4 million Facebook followers.) “I’m looking at some of these candidates, they’re weak, they’re ineffective and to a degree that’s almost hard to believe. And, you...
  • Trump: I'd "Love" To Have Palin In My Admin In An Official Capacity

    07/28/2015 12:57:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would “love” to have former Alaska Governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in his campaign in an official capacity on Monday’s broadcast of “The Palin Update” on Mama Grizzly Radio.
  • 6.9 and 6.9 Earthquakes in Alaska - Nikolski one minute apart.

    07/26/2015 10:06:50 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 36 replies
    Earthquake Map ^ | 7/26/2015 | None
    Info at the site. Developing.
  • An open letter to Jim Robinson: Consider a general amnesty for all the banned Rudy supporters....

    03/05/2008 1:11:46 PM PST · by ken5050 · 1,053 replies · 8,593+ views
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    Dear Jim..OK, the GOP now has its candidate. McCain isn't the first choice of the majority of us on FR, and even now, there are spirited, yet for the most part, civil exchanges on the threads as to whether or not some will support the GOP nominee. One of the more unfortunate, and unpleasant events on FR was the mass banishment and/or leaving of a great many Freepers who were supporters of Rudy Guliani for the nomination. I'm posting this to see if you'd be open to the idea of inviting them to return, and see how others might feel...
  • Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Rudy Giuliani as a Republican presidential candidate?

    04/21/2007 6:42:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18,459 replies · 540,699+ views
    vanity | April 21, 2007 | Jim Robinson
    We've got some real challenges facing us. FR was established to fight against government corruption, overstepping, and abuse and to fight for a return to the limited constitutional government as envisioned and set forth by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and other founding documents. One of the biggest cases of government corruption, overstepping and abuse that I know of is its disgraceful headlong slide into a socialist hell. Our founders never intended for abortion to be the law of the land. And they never intended the Supreme Court to be a legislative body. They...
  • Oil and gas officials scramble after feds review species protections

    07/24/2015 4:01:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Watchdog ^ | July 3, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    Oil and gas producers in one of the most active drilling areas in the country have had to make concessions to not disturb species such as the lesser prairie chicken and the dunes sagebrush lizard. Now industry officials in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico may have four other species to contend with: make way for the Cascade Caverns salamander, the Arizona toad, the alligator snapping turtle and the Rio Grande cooter. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday it is giving what it calls “status reviews” to the four amphibians and reptiles found in the Southwest as...
  • GOP launches probe of 'improper influence' on EPA climate rule

    09/02/2014 2:27:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Republicans are investigating what they call "improper influence" from a national green group on the Obama administration's signature Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change regulation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, are demanding the EPA and the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) hand over documents on the organization's involvement in drafting the proposed carbon pollution rules. The investigation is based on a New York Times ' report that said the NRDC provided the blueprint used for the rules, and "heavily influenced the president's proposal." While...
  • SARAH PALIN: DONALD TRUMP AND JOHN MCCAIN BOTH HEROES, SHOULD APOLOGIZE

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the running mate for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% ’s (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign, weighed in on the dispute between McCain and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, posting a message on her Facebook page calling both men heroes and encouraging them to “resolve the media-driven wedge between them.” As Breitbart News reported, Trump set off a media firestorm on Saturday when he said that McCain was a war hero only “because he was captured.” McCain, a Navy pilot who volunteered for service during the Vietnam War, was brutally tortured during his five-and-a-half years as a POW....
  • Palin calls both McCain and Trump heroes

    07/20/2015 6:22:45 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 53 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | Jake Tapper
    Asked about the dispute between Donald Trump and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona -- the candidate at the top of the ticket when she was 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee -- former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Monday afternoon called both men heroes. "I have the good fortune of knowing both John McCain and Donald Trump well," Palin told CNN in an email. "Both men have more in common than the today's media hype would have you believe. Both blazed trails in their careers and love our great nation."
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham comes out swinging against Donald Trump's McCain comments

    07/18/2015 5:11:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 89 replies
    WISTV.com ^ | 07/18/2015 | Jeremy Turnage
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Just hours after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a controversial comment about 2008 presidential candidate John McCain's military record, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham came out swinging in defense of McCain. Additional Links Trump on John McCain: 'I like people who weren't captured' The Latest: Rick Santorum favors curbs on legal immigration Trump, in a campaign visit in Iowa, told a crowd of supporters he was not a fan of McCain. “He was a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said. “I like people who weren’t captured.” In a series of tweets posted to...
  • Navy's newest combat ship in water

    07/18/2015 3:11:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    CNN - WJXT ^ | Jul 18 2015 | Brad Lendon
    The U.S. Navy's newest combat ship, the USS Little Rock, slid into the waters of Marinette Marine Shipyard in Wisconsin on Saturday morning. .. the 378-foot-long, 3,000-ton littoral combat ship with only a 13-foot draft is ideal for the missions the Navy faces in shallow waters around Pacific Rim, where the Navy is increasing presence as it keeps an eye on China, which is expanding its naval forces and its presence in the South China Sea. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said the launching of the Little Rock is emblematic of the Navy's commitment to have a fleet of 304 ships...
  • Al Gore: Obama's Arctic Drilling Plan 'Is Insane'

    07/17/2015 11:08:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/17 | Nick Gass
    Former Vice President Al Gore offered up some rare criticism of President Barack Obama’s environmental policy in a recent interview, calling for a ban on all Arctic drilling and blasting the administration’s decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to begin sinking exploratory wells in the oil-rich Chukchi Sea in the Arctic as “insane.” “I think that in his second term, he has done really quite a good job,” Gore said in an interview with The Guardian published Thursday. “Of course there are things I would change. I think Arctic drilling is insane. I think that countries around the world would...
  • Another round of Slope methane hydrate research planned

    07/17/2015 9:11:34 AM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE ^ | 2015.07.15 | TIM BRADNER
    Another test of methane hydrates on the North Slope, a potential huge new gas resource, is being planned. State officials are in discussions with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp., or JOGMC on possible joint-sponsorship, and talks are planned with North Slope producers about potential sites for a test within one of the operating units on the Slope, Commissioner of Natural Resources Mark Myers said. A technical evaluation of different sites is now underway, Myers said. Drilling within an existing industry unit is preferable for cost reasons but sites on nearby unleased...
  • Jihad on U.S. troops is not a “circumstance”

    07/17/2015 9:06:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Michelle Malkin
    Four U.S. Marines, barred from carrying weapons at naval training facilities despite explicit ISIS threats against our military, are dead in Tennessee. Another service member and a Chattanooga police officer survived gunshots after Thursday’s two-stage massacre at the hands of 24-year-old jihadist Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus called the terrorist’s spree “insidious and unfathomable.” resident Obama bemoaned the “heartbreaking circumstance” in which the murdered Marines found themselves. “Unfathomable?” Not if you’ve been paying attention. Islam-inspired hate crimes against our troops have continued unabated since the Obama White House first dismissed the 2009 Fort Hood massacre as “workplace violence.”...
  • Ohio newspaper calls for Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

    07/16/2015 10:33:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Efforts to change the name of the highest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali have been going on for decades. William McKinley, who would go on to be the 25th president of the United States, was governor of Ohio when the peak was named for him -- a connection that’s meant name-change efforts were stalemated in an on-again-off-again rivalry between Ohio and Alaska on the subject. An Alaska congressional delegation would introduce legislation to give the mountain back its Koyukon Athabascan name; an Ohio representative would block it. When Sen. Dan Sullivan, who has extensive ties in...
  • Over Objections of (Republican)Legislature, Alaska’s Governor Says He Will Expand Medicaid

    07/16/2015 8:19:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    After failing to persuade his Legislature to expand Medicaid, Gov. Bill Walker of Alaska said Thursday that he planned to unilaterally accept the federal funds available to cover more low-income residents under the program. Mr. Walker, an independent who took office in December, said in a news conference in Anchorage that he could not wait any longer to offer health coverage to the roughly 42,000 people his administration projects will be eligible under the expansion. Expanding Medicaid — an option for every state under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act — was a campaign priority for Mr. Walker, who couched it...
  • Alaska governor to expand Medicaid under ObamaCare

    07/16/2015 1:42:22 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) on Thursday announced that he will expand Medicaid under ObamaCare. With the move, Alaska will become the 30th state to accept the expansion. After the White House’s victory on ObamaCare in the Supreme Court last month, President Obama said he will renew pressure on the remaining Republican-controlled states to expand the program. Walker, elected in 2014, campaigned on Medicaid expansion, but was met with opposition in the Republican-controlled legislature. On Thursday, though, he announced that he will go around the legislature and expand the program even without its approval.
  • WaPo’s Milbank: Trump a ‘Rotten Pig,’ ‘Fraud,’ ‘Sarah Palin Phenomenon’

    07/12/2015 3:51:58 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 12,2015 | PAM KEY
    On Fox News Channel’s “MediaBuzz,” Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank attacked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as a “rotten pig,” a “fraud,” and a “Sarah Palin phenomenon.” “I love writing about him. Yeah, the man is a rotten pig but good for our business, and yes, it is a guilty pleasure,” Milbank said. He added, “This is a perfectly legitimate story for media to be covering. It’s justified by the polls and what is this man doing but holding up a mirror to our political system? He knows how to work the media. He knows how to work the Republican...
  • ( 13 ) States file lawsuit against EPA's 'Waters of the U.S.' rule

    07/06/2015 2:09:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Agri-Pulse Communications ^ | June 29, 2015 | Daniel Enoch
    Attorneys general from thirteen states filed a lawsuit Monday challenging EPA's new rule defining the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), asserting that the rule expands the scope of clean water regulations to lands that are dry much of the year and increases the federal government's authority over land use. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, who joined in the lawsuit, noted that 35 states have filed comments in opposition to the rule and several other attorneys general are considering filing challenges. The EPA is overstepping...
  • Obama administration delivers big blow to Shell’s Arctic drilling plans

    07/02/2015 5:25:39 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | June 30, 2015 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Obama administration delivered a major blow to Shell’s Arctic drilling plans on Tuesday, by ruling that wildlife protections bar the company from simultaneously boring two wells into the Chukchi Sea this summer. The decision will force Shell to scale back its hopes of completing two exploratory oil wells in waters north of Alaska this summer and is another setback for the firm that has spent seven years and $7 billion trying to find crude in the Arctic Ocean. At issue is the Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to allow sound from Shell’s planned drilling to disturb walruses, polar bears...
  • Sorry, Jeb, Puerto Rican Statehood Is an Awful Idea

    04/30/2015 8:21:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/30/2015 | The Editors
    ‘Puerto Rican citizens — U.S. citizens — ought to have the right to determine whether they want to be a state,” Jeb Bush said this week. But they have had the right to determine that several times, and they seem to have determined the answer: No. The former Florida governor also said he thought statehood was a good idea on the merits, which it plainly is not. The most recent occasion for Puerto Ricans to weigh in was 2012, when they technically did end up voting for statehood — in a ballot process that would make Vladimir Putin blush. Voters...
  • Brown bear shot and killed in Kodiak after it charged man

    06/25/2015 5:20:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 June, 2015 | Tegan Hanlon
    A Kodiak man shot and killed a brown bear Sunday night after it tipped a nearby trash can, returned to the area and charged him, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Nate Svoboda, Fish and Game biologist, said he met with the man Tuesday night and they "walked through the whole scenario." Around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, the man said he was in bed when he heard a loud crash outside his window. He went outside and found a garbage container on its side. Trash covered his yard, Svoboda said. "So the individual grabbed his pistol and started...
  • State Dept. Warns: Same Shi'ite Militias Fighting ISIS 'May Present Threat to U.S. Citizens'

    06/23/2015 5:15:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 23, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    A travel warning for Iraq, updated by the State Department on Monday, continues to warn that “anti-U.S.” Shi’ite militias “may present a threat to U.S. citizens,” naming two groups that are playing a leading role in supporting the Iraqi government’s military campaign against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL). The two Iran-backed groups, Kata’ib Hezbollah and Asaib al-Haq (“League of the Righteous”), are at the heart of the Popular Mobilization Forces, set up last year to help Iraq’s Shi’ite-led government fight the Sunni jihadists of ISIS. Although those groups and U.S. armed forces are both supporting Prime Minister Haider...
  • SUPREME COURT CAUGHT MESSING WITH MARRIAGE CASE?Suspicious events'troubling turn'

    06/22/2015 10:43:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 125 replies
    WND ^ | 21 Jun 15 | BOB UNRUH
    A series of events that has been described as a “troubling turn” has been found to have taken place at the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the justices’ looming decision on marriage – whether they will affirm the millennia old standard of one man and one woman or whether they will create a right to homosexual “marriage.” The circumstances concern efforts to have Ruth Ginsburg and Elena Kagan recused from the marriage case because they both have taken public advocacy positions for same-sex “marriage” by performing those ceremonies even while the case was pending before the justices. WND reported just days...
  • Please Put Politics Aside – Sarah Palin • Charleston

    06/21/2015 3:41:08 PM PDT · by Bratch · 10 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | June 21, 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin asks why politics can’t be put aside in the wake of the Charleston shooting: Why can’t politics be put aside in the wake of South Carolina’s mourning? Politicians – please try. It would be in honor of them and the leadership provided by those most tragically affected. Let us follow the wisdom of the people of Charleston who lost their loved ones. The kind and beautiful family members who spoke at the court hearing on Friday know that this is a deeply personal human tragedy. Their words of grace reminded us that the only remedy for evil is...
  • Boise girl catches 333-pound halibut

    06/18/2015 5:17:03 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 98 replies
    KOMO ^ | 6/18/15 | Sierra Oshrin
    BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- 10-year-old Lily Hornish loves fishing. So her family took her on a trip to Ketchikan, Alaska, in the hope of catching a halibut. But the shy angler wasn't expecting to catch one so big. "It was the first bait down, then my pole was tugging," Lily said. "I started reeling it in and then my dad helped me. And then a big fish came out." A big fish that weighed 333 pounds, to be exact.
  • Sarah Palin praises Trump, says he’s doing something RIGHT because the press is going BALLISTIC

    06/17/2015 11:30:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 79 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jun 17, 2015
    Sarah Palin just penned a nice ‘welcome to the race’ message to Donald Trump, praising his accomplishments and telling him he’s doing something right because the press is going ballistic over his candidacy:
  • Michael Savage: ‘Sarah Palin Could Save America’

    06/16/2015 12:32:37 PM PDT · by Bratch · 56 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | June 16 2015 | Steve Flesher
    Michael Savage, the tough-talking conservative radio show host to millions of Americans had some remarks on a few of the current candidates running for the GOP nomination.  After assessing the names he ran through, he said the following on Governor Palin (who is not a current candidate): I hate to say this, but I’m beginning to think that only Sarah Palin could save America. I would love to see her go up against Hillary Clinton. You think she wouldn’t stand a chance? As far as I know, Sarah Palin’s husband didn’t make hundreds of millions of dollars while Sarah Palin...
  • Palin praises Jeb Bush

    06/16/2015 1:44:17 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin praised Jeb Bush on Monday, highlighting his remarks on raising children with special needs. The comments from Palin, who remains a favorite with some grassroots conservatives, come a day after Bush’s official entry to the presidential race. “It was encouraging today to hear Governor Jeb Bush speak directly to an issue that touches so many lives in these challenging times, both culturally and fiscally – raising a child with special needs,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page. “I'm glad Jeb's life was touched by God's purpose-filled children, and hope he continues with a positive message...
  • Sarah Palin on Rachel Dolezal: “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t laugh … this hard”

    06/14/2015 5:23:52 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Salon.com ^ | SUNDAY, JUN 14, 2015 08:50 AM CDT
    Sarah Palin has taken to her Facebook page for a typically insightful and nuanced contemplation of the Rachel Dolezal controversy and a thoughtful, complex consideration of race in America. "Our original civil rights freedom fighters are rolling in their graves over the backward steps we've taken lately" But here are the highlights. Ok, I’m sorry. I shouldn’t laugh… this hard. I know this isn’t a victimless crime, what this white chick perpetrated. But it’s a most crystal clear picture of so many screwed up things we’ve let society adopt as the norm. Namely, the practice nowadays of judging someone not...
  • Weekend militia gathering near Talkeetna, Alaska, aims to debunk stereotypes

    06/14/2015 11:43:10 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 11 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | 06/14/2015 | Marc Lester
    TALKEETNA — David Luntz grilled steaks Friday evening as the summer sun lit up a broad meadow fringed with canvas tents. A few people sitting in camp chairs sipped gin and tonics, getting to know each other before the weekend got started. Rick Ford and Jon Droska walked up with unloaded hand-built machine guns. Ford, in head-to-toe camouflage, shouldered an AK-47. Droska, a bearded, burly U.S. Navy veteran who now conducts emergency medical instruction, carried an AR-15. Around his legs rippled a charcoal-gray “Elkommando” kilt made by Mountain Hardware. Welcome to the fourth annual Prepper, Survivalist and Militia Rendezvous.The gathering...
  • NAACP releases statement standing by Rachel Dolezal (#Transracial)

    06/12/2015 9:52:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 105 replies
    KHQ ^ | 6-12-2015 | KHQ
    A day after the parents of Rachel Dolezal, the President of the Spokane Chapter of the NAACP, said she has been misrepresenting herself as black for years, the NAACP says they are standing by Dolezal. In a statement released Friday, the organization said: "For 106 years, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has held a long and proud tradition of receiving support from people of all faiths, races, colors and creeds. NAACP Spokane Washington Branch President Rachel Dolezal is enduring a legal issue with her family, and we respect her privacy in this matter. One's racial identity...