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  • Former Obama officials run for office to oppose Trump

    05/27/2018 11:49:45 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    Dozens of former Obama administration officials are running for office this year, largely in opposition to President Trump and his policies, NBC News reported Sunday. At least 64 former Obama staffers are running for federal, state or local office this year, according to the network, which cited numbers obtained from the Obama Alumni Association. The group said it expects that number to rise as more Obama alums contact it about their bids. Some states also have yet to hold primaries, giving more former staffers the chance to announce campaigns. At least 28 of those Obama officials are running for the...
  • The Association "Goodbye Columbus" 1983

    10/09/2017 12:45:08 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 19 replies
    This old song dug out of the archives only due to the fact the radicals are attempting to remove COLUMBUS from our history in the hopes he will soon be forgotten. Rewrite the song with the words "Goodbye Indigenous people"?
  • Freedom of Association Includes Religion

    08/15/2016 8:20:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/15/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Is it wiser to be alive and a coward, or risk our lives to defend the truth of liberty? THE FIRST AMENDMENT ENUMERATES the right of the people peaceably to assemble. Originally, the text combined assembly with the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. During the session of the House of Representatives on August 15, 1789 during which the representatives present discussed the proposed amendment, Mr. Sedgwick of Massachusetts questioned the connection, arguing the right to assemble must be preserved regardless of the reason for assembly. The congressional record reads: “The right is of so trivial...
  • The U.S. Could Switch to Mostly Renewable Energy, No Batteries Needed

    02/07/2016 8:37:18 AM PST · by Lorianne · 63 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 25 January 2016 | Sarah Zielinski
    The United States could lower carbon emissions from electricity generation by as much as 78 percent without having to develop any new technologies or use costly batteries, a new study suggests. There’s a catch, though. The country would have to build a new national transmission network so that states could share energy.“Our idea was if we had a national ‘interstate highway for electrons’ we could move the power around as it was needed, and we could put the wind and solar plants in the very best places,” says study co-author Alexander MacDonald. Several years ago, MacDonald was curious about claims...
  • Missouri family threatened with jail over purple swingset wins court ruling, website says

    09/01/2015 1:54:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/1/15 | Andrea Shaw, | The Times-Picayune
    A judge has sided with a Missouri couple whose purple backyard playset prompted threats of fines – and even jail -- from the homeowners association, according to Consumer Affairs. Marla Stout said the Raintree Lake Neighborhood Homeowners Association told the family they failed to get the color approved and that the purple hue did not conform in the neighborhood, the website reported.
  • Farm Couple Fined Thousands for Declining Gay Wedding

    08/22/2014 5:18:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 68 replies
    CBN ^ | August 22, 2014 | CBN
    A New York couple faces thousands of dollars in fines for declining to rent out their family farm for a same-sex wedding celebration. The New York State Division of Human Rights fined Cynthia and Robert Gifford $13,000 for declining a request from a lesbian couple to rent the family barn for their ceremony. The Giffords have owned and operated Liberty Ridge Farm in for over 25 years. They believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Like many small farm families, they often open up their home to host public events, including weddings. In addition to the...
  • American Studies Association President-elect holding 'secret' anti-Israel conference at NYU

    02/23/2014 8:06:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/23/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    If you're not busy this weekend, Lisa Duggan the President-elect of the American Studies Association, is holding a 'secret' anti-Israel conference, the agenda of which she published (above) on her Facebook page. But the most curious part is that this conference is supposed to be a secret.... And for those of you - like me - who are solicited multiple times each year for donations to NYU, the university is apparently sponsoring this conference. It is unclear whether this conference is officially sponsored by NYU itself. The registration webpage says all questions should go to NYU, implying that this...
  • Inside the Muslim Student Association Conference, Part 3

    02/27/2013 9:09:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 2/27/13 | Mark Tapson
    In Part 1 of this series on the recent 15th Annual Muslim Student Association (MSA) West Conference, which I attended at the University of California, Santa Barbara, I gave a general overview of the conference’s pro-Palestinian activism, its promotion of a sense of victimization at the mercy of an Islamophobic society and university system, its urgent appeal to political activism that goes hand-in-hand with its emphasis on strengthening one’s Muslim faith and community, and its support from top Muslim Brotherhood front groups in America. Part 2 focused on the biggest names who had been invited to speak there, radicals like...
  • The Intolerance of Today's Tolerance and the Right of Association

    02/06/2013 6:22:25 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 1 replies
    At a local library a small group of individuals meet on a monthly basis to discuss Russian literature. Over the past ten years they've discussed every author from Pushkin to Dostoyevsky to Tolstoy. At the upcoming meeting they plan to discuss one or two twentieth century Soviet authors. When the date of the meeting rolls around, they find two new people there to participate in the meeting. In short order they learn that these two new participants have no love for Russian authors. In fact, they are two Estonian nationalists that hate everything Russian. They are at the meeting only...
  • National Sheriff’s Association Announces They Will Not Support Unconstitutional Gun Control Laws

    02/03/2013 6:00:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to Video of National Sheriffs Association Announcement "The Sheriffs strongly support our Citizens right, protect his right, to bear arms under the Second Amendment and the National Sheriffs Association does not support any law that deprives the citizens of the rights provided under the Constitution and the bill of rights." "Every elected sheriff has the right to enforce the laws in their county as they see fit." Dean Weingarten
  • Bill to bar employer bias against gun owners gets OK from Missouri House

    03/16/2012 5:10:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 15 March, 2012 | ELIZABETH CRISP
    JEFFERSON CITY • Many Missouri lawmakers want to protect gun owners from any threat of workplace discrimination, just as state residents currently are protected for race, religion and gender. Legislation that would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against people because they own or use guns overwhelmingly passed the Missouri House before lawmakers left for spring break. For bill sponsor Wanda Brown, a Republican from Lincoln, the goal is simple: "We would never consider giving up our First Amendment (free speech) rights for a job. Why should we give up our Second Amendment rights?" The National Rifle Association is...
  • Freedom to "enterprise"

    01/04/2012 8:16:20 AM PST · by John Parker · 2 replies
    1/4/2012 | John Parker
    Thomas Jefferson was only 22 years old when the Son’s of Liberty raised the “rebellious stripes” to the top of the Liberty Tree in 1765. Ten years later he would draft the Declaration of Independence defining in timeless prose the rights of all men to be free. But his wisdom may have been even more evident when in his Inaugural Address in 1803 he warned against the redistribution of the fruits of free enterprise. He said “To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare...
  • ACORN Visits Obama White House

    12/08/2011 5:42:18 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12.8.11 @ 6:08AM | By Matthew Vadum
    Leaders of the resurrected radical group ACORN are lobbying the Obama administration in what appears to be a concerted effort to game the electoral system to help Democrats, new evidence suggests. At least five Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now leaders have visited the White House this year alone. One of those ACORN officials has been involved in vetting Department of Justice hires who may help to enforce the voter fraud-enabling National Voting Rights Act (NVRA), also known as the Motor-Voter law. The Department has come under fire for refusing to enforce Section 8, which requires states to remove...
  • My solution: how to restore freedom of association and end government tyranny

    09/01/2011 6:47:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies ^ | Sept. 1, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Unfortunately, many Americans have become inured to the trampling of freedom of association. You can work your fingers to the bone starting a business, and the government becomes a partner that contributes nothing but extracts much. It not only shares your profits and regulates you to death, but, more to the point here, dictates whom you must serve and the bases on which you may hire and fire people. And woe betide he who doesn't bow before Leviathan. A recent example of this is the Wildflower Inn, a Vermont B&B. After devout Catholic owners Jim and Mary O'Reilly refused to...
  • My Solution: How to Restore Freedom of Association and End Government Tyranny

    08/31/2011 8:48:47 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Unfortunately, many Americans have become inured to the trampling of freedom of association. You can work your fingers to the bone starting a business, and the government becomes a partner that contributes nothing but extracts much. It not only shares your profits and regulates you to death, but, more to the point here, dictates whom you must serve and the bases on which you may hire and fire people. And woe betide he who doesn’t bow before Leviathan. A recent example of this is the Wildflower Inn, a Vermont B&B. After devout Catholic owners Jim and Mary O’Reilly refused to...
  • Annandale civic association elects dog as president

    02/19/2011 6:25:49 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/18/2011 | Brigid Schulte
    For more than 20 years, candidates running for office in the Hillbrook-Tall Oaks Civic Association in Annandale have stood, waved and received polite applause at the annual meeting in June. Everyone votes, eats ice cream, chats with neighbors and goes home. This past election, to make the meeting move faster, only the names and qualifications of the candidates were announced. Running for president, Ms. Beatha Lee was described as a relatively new resident, interested in neighborhood activities and the outdoors, and who had experience in Maine overseeing an estate of 26 acres. Though unfamiliar with Lee's name, the crowd of...
  • Four Weeks - Remember November (video)

    10/07/2010 1:37:45 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 3 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | October 7, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Here is a new hard hitting video from the Republican Governors Association. This is a very powerful and hard-hitting ad that needs to go viral. Wow! Just Wow!
  • Catholic Medical Association: Senate Health Care Bill Funds Abortions

    03/19/2010 8:32:56 AM PDT · by julieee · 1 replies · 184+ views ^ | March 20, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Catholic Medical Association: Senate Health Care Bill Funds Abortions Washington, DC -- Another prominent Catholic organization has weighed in on the abortion-health care debate and it says any Catholics who support the pro-abortion health care bill are out of step with the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Medical Association's statement follows on the heels of the Catholic Health Association giving some Democrats cover to back the pro-abortion bill.
  • Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Award Winner Dies Of Swine Flue

    12/07/2009 3:12:42 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 13 replies · 784+ views
    Liza Northrop Beale, the general manager of The Almanac, a weekly newspaper in Washington, Pa. died Saturday of complications related to the H1N1 virus. She was 49 and lived in Peters Township which is suburban Pittsburgh.
  • Introduction to [the extraordinary power of] the “Right of Association”

    12/10/2009 4:47:21 AM PST · by Beloved Levinite · 6 replies · 390+ views
    Adask's Law ^ | January 12, 2009 | Alfred Adask
    Introduction to the “Right of Association” This is BIG. According to at least one Supreme Court case, the “right of association” can even trump National Security interests. In other words, if the U.S. Supreme Court is called upon to balance the “right of association” against governmental interests in National Security, the private “right of association” can win. The “right of association” can be more important than National Security. I find that to be astonishing. In fact, there are elements of the research presented in the balance of this article that I find sometimes breathtaking and sometimes weird. There appears to...