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  • Bloggers, get your applications in for Dart "Guns and 'Gun Violence' Workshop"

    02/28/2015 5:46:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The above is a screenshot from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma's call for applications from journalists to attend a "workshop for journalists on covering guns and gun violence". It is from the dartcenter.org website, so you can look for yourself. The workshop specifically includes an invitation for bloggers to apply. From DART: To help journalists and news organizations in the Southwest improve their reporting on guns and gun violence, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia Journalism School is organizing a two-day regional workshop May 29 and 30, 2015 for reporters, editors, news directors, photographers,...
  • 14 Things Everyone Should Understand About Guns

    02/24/2015 6:49:44 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | 2/24/2015 | Sean Davis
    Guns can be dangerous in the wrong hands. But so are articles about guns written by people who don’t understand anything about them. There’s sadly no excuse to be ignorant about firearms. They’ve been around for hundreds of years. They’re owned and operated safely by tens of millions of Americans each year. Our Constitution guarantees our individual right to possess guns so that we might be able to defend ourselves from those who would violently take away our freedom. Many gun controllers, however — some of whom have bylines for major media organizations — don’t actually know the first thing...
  • Editorial Note: They Want to Silence Bloggers as they Silenced Benedict XVI

    02/22/2015 8:46:24 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 2/21/15 | Augustinus & New Catholic
    As reported on his blog and on numerous other blogs and websites, David Domet of Vox Cantoris has been threatened by Fr. Thomas Rosica CSB, CEO of Salt and Light TV and the English-language "Assistant" to Fr. Federico Lombardi, with legal action due to Mr. Domet's posts versus some of Rosica's statements relating to the Synod on the Family. It is important to note that Vox Cantoris' posts and analyses of Fr. Rosica's statements have all been limited to criticizing the latter's words of support for "pastoral" changes that undermine Catholic doctrine (the spiritual attitude Cardinal Sarah, Prefect for Divine...
  • Catholic bloggers may now be sued for offering fraternal correction?

    02/22/2015 3:01:13 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 22, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    "We invite you to criticize our institutions without reserve. One is not insulted by being informed of something amiss, but rather gets an opportunity for amendment, if the information is taken in good part, without resentment.” – Plato, Laws, Bk. 1, 635a In a post which may be found here, Terry McDermott writes, "We live in a litigious society. People sue for every and any reason: finding something gross in their fast food, slipping on an ice-covered driveway, getting one’s feelings hurt. In media, lawsuits abound: copyright infringement and stealing someone else’s work is illegal. When we post an image...
  • Vatican Suing Bloggers? Why Do People Who Promote Dissent Object to Being Called Dissenters?

    02/19/2015 7:50:08 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 2/19/15 | Tancred
    Edit: We thought being called a dissenter would be a badge of honor? It looks like Father Volpi is attempting to do the same. The blogger received a threatening letter insisting that he remove blog posts covering the Synod on the Family. How can you sue someone who says things about you that you've said about yourself? This blogger sounds absolutely terrified. Here's a portion of an article in response to Father Rosica's call for more civility in the blogosphere back in 2011 in support of the evil Father Gravel, a Pro-Abort, aberrosexual, Canadian priest then suing Life Site News,...
  • John Kerry to Appoint Open Sodomite as US Diplomat Overseas

    02/11/2015 6:33:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/9/2015 | Suzanne Hamner
    The Obama administration becomes more bizarre at every turn. Leading the pack in the bizarre this week is none other than Secretary of State, John "Lurch" Kerry. According to the Daily News, Kerry will select an open sodomite diplomat to "oversee international human rights advocacy for LGBT people." Kerry will vet candidates for the "specialized" position with the final determination being made at the end of this month. The perfect candidate will be an open sodomite and an already trained diplomat. Of further interest, the position will not require Senate confirmation. Naturally, this move was championed by the LGBT (Lesbian,...
  • The Only Strategy to Defeat Jihad

    02/11/2015 5:19:16 AM PST · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/11/15 | j.d. carson
    An imam on British television taught me more in a few minutes than any of the books I have read on Islam, some of them quite instructive. After railing at Israel and America, the imam smiled knowingly and said that if God did not want those skyscrapers to fall, he wouldn't have let airplanes fly into them. I almost shouted, "Then I guess God wants Palestinians to suffer, or else he wouldn't let Israelis do all those awful things you say they do!" I hear endless lamentations about our not having a strategy to defeat "Islamic extremism" or whatever the...
  • QUIT BASHING OBAMA

    02/10/2015 8:28:41 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    Prophesy Planet ^ | 2/10/2015 | COL. ROBERT F. CUNNINGHAM and PATRICK RISHOR
    Quit trashing Obama's accomplishments. He has done more than any other President before him. Here's a list of his impressive accomplishments: 1. First President to be photographed enjoying a joint. 2. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then totally deny he was a foreigner. 3. First President to have a social security number from a state in which he has never lived. 4. First President to preside over a downgrade of the credit rating of the United States. 5. First President to violate the War Powers Act. 6. First President to be held in contempt...
  • Nuts to You!

    02/10/2015 7:08:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    MAIN STREET U.S.A.-- It's been kind of fun, I tell you: a Florida Democratic congressman, one Alcee Hastings, calls Texas a "crazy state." Texans -- e.g., Rick Perry -- joyfully, jubilantly acknowledged the craziness that has made our state (yes, I am one of the assorted bedlamites) foremost in the country for economic growth. How come Texas leads in job creation and in general economic wellbeing -- the oil price free-fall notwithstanding? Because we're all nuts down here? It's a nice kind of nuttiness, if so. Not that Texas -- very much a part of our fallen, post-Edenic world --...
  • Thousands of WordPress Sites Affected By Zero-Day Exploit

    02/06/2015 9:21:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    hardocp.com ^ | Thursday February 05, 2015
    Thousands of WordPress Sites Affected By Zero-Day ExploitThanks to a vulnerability in a WordPress plug-in, thousands of websites are at risk of being exploited. The flaw exists in Fancybox, a popular image displaying tool, through which Sucuri researchers say malware or any other script can be added to a vulnerable site. "It's being actively exploited in the wild, leading to many compromised websites," the researchers wrote. Comments
  • GUN CONTROL IS NOT THE ANSWER

    02/03/2015 7:01:40 AM PST · by shortstop · 10 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/03/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    On Saturday, the police say, parolee Michael Morris dragged his ex-girlfriend halfway across the county – twice putting a gun to her head and threatening to execute her – before he crashed a birthday her family was holding and shot a half a dozen people, wounding some of them severely. This was in Syracuse, New York, at an Irish bar in the old Irish neighborhood known as Tipperary Hill. Twenty-two years old, out of prison in December after doing five years for a crime at 17 he committed while toting a stolen handgun. On the plus side, the bar was...
  • Exclusive: ISIS demands churches remove crosses or be bombed

    02/02/2015 2:40:19 PM PST · by Fali_G · 36 replies
    Lisadaftari.com ^ | 02/01/2015 | Lisa Daftari
    ISIS members marched into a Syrian town Friday evening demanding that all crosses be removed from the churches or have the buildings be completely destroyed, according to the Assyrian Patriotic Party. Two trucks carrying 20 armed ISIS members stormed into the predominantly Assyrian town of Tel Hormizd in Hassakeh and forced the residents to remove the cross from the main church tower. Hassakeh, an area made up of five Assyrian villages, is locatedd on the Khabur River. ISIS militants threatened to bomb the church if the cross was not removed. “We are calling on the world to stop this next...
  • America’s Anti-Israeli President

    02/02/2015 7:14:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    The Obama administration is unusually petty and sophomoric. The attacks leveled against Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, are part of a troubling pattern in which officials in the Israeli government–including and especially Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu–are vilified. No world leader has been treated by President Obama and his administration with the contempt they have shown Prime Minister Netanyahu–from this snub in 2010 to being called a “coward” and “chickens*** prime minister” by senior administration officials. But the problem goes much deeper than a personality clash. President Obama is, quite simply, anti-Israel. In every conceivable situation and circumstance,...
  • MLA Reality Gap

    01/29/2015 6:34:15 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 28, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Vancouver, Canada, the degree to which many professors are divorced from reality was brought into sharp focus. Few panels at the conference that draws thousands of English professors from around the world actually dealt with literature but no matter what issue was discussed in the hundreds of panels at the MLA, professing panelists kept a safe distance from the real world: o When the MLA gets through with children’s literature, neither the kids nor their parents will recognize it. Apparently, there are books and illustrated guides, praising the likes of Marx and...
  • Obama campaign team working to defeat Netanyahu in Israeli election (On the ground IN Israel!)

    01/27/2015 10:16:39 AM PST · by xzins · 175 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 27 Jan 15
    During Barack Obama's recent State of the Union speech, he told America he had no more campaigns to run. But it seems that statement flies in the face of reports that an organization known as “One Voice” has brought in what has been called a "five-man Obama team" to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Included in that five-man team is Jeremy Bird, the national field director for Obama's 2012 campaign, Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director of the Independent Media Review and Analysis, said Monday, citing a report at Haaretz. That group, Dr. Lerner added, will run the anti-Netanyahu effort out...
  • Governor Palin Clarifies Her Statements on 2016

    01/24/2015 8:43:32 AM PST · by Bratch · 26 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 24, 2014 | Steve Flesher
    Yesterday, while in Las Vegas, Governor Palin said "of course" she was interested in running for president in 2016.  Naturally, this got quite a response from the mainstream media.As such, she arrived in Iowa last night and greeted many supporters, fellow commentators, and other perceived hopefuls for the nomination where she was asked to clarify her statement:As Bob Costas reports: Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin told The Washington Post in an interview Friday that she is “seriously interested” in running for the White House in 2016.“You can absolutely say that I am seriously interested,” Palin said, when asked to clarify her thinking about a...
  • BOOM: What Do Charles Manson & Mohammed Have In Common?

    01/23/2015 12:33:09 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 1/23/15 | Donald Joy
    I like to refer to Islam as equivalent to the Manson Family on a global scale. Just how accurate is that? Let’s take a look. Ali Sina is a renowned ex-Muslim author, and founder of FaithFreedom.org. He writes, “I see Muhammed as a psychopath and Allah was nothing but his own alter-ego. He invented this bugaboo deity to fool people and ride them. Allah is no god and even if he was, Muhammed did not receive any revelations from him. Muhammed was a deranged man. He concocted this whole lie to fool people. He was no different than Jim Jones,...
  • Tinfoil Hats @ MLA

    01/20/2015 7:46:14 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 19, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    In the question and answer portion of one of the many panels at the 2015 Modern Language Association convention in Vancouver, Canada, one professor claimed he was being politically persecuted. David Anshen, who works at Texas Pan American University as an associate professor in English, said, “I believe I’m being politically persecuted, but I cannot prove it.” He claimed that a book he helped co-author, which talked about how the CIA has infiltrated college campuses, put him in a blackbook of sorts with the state of Texas and its provost. The book, entitled, “The CIA on Campus: Essays on Academic...
  • Yes, there are 'no go' zones in France - sort of

    01/20/2015 7:33:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/20/2015 | Rick Moran
    Recently, Fox News was shamed into apologizing for one of their anchors talking about "no go" zones in Europe, where non-Muslims aren't welcome and even the police feel reluctant to enter. For the record, there are no "official" no-go zones anywhere in Europe.  What government on planet Earth would willingly admit that it doesn't control its own territory?  But in France, there are 751 neighborhoods the French government believe they don't fully control.  Daniel Pipes explains: They go by the euphemistic term Zones Urbaines Sensibles, or Sensitive Urban Zones, with the even more antiseptic acronym ZUS, and there are...
  • Report: ISIS chief al-Baghdadi wounded in air attack

    01/20/2015 7:26:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s not the first time we’ve heard this, so treat this report from Iraq with a healthy dose of skepticism. In fact, it’s not quite clear what’s being reported. According to one Iraqi news source, an Iraqi air strike killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi earlier today, but further information supposedly sourced from Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi upgraded al-Baghdadi’s status to wounded. Gateway Pundit flagged the initial tweet: URGENT: #ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was killed by a coalition airstrike in #Gwer area a few hours ago. Source. #Kurdistan— Rudaw English (@RudhoeEnglish) January 19, 2015 A few hours later, al-Baghdadi...
  • ‘Too late, jack@ss': Seth Rogen feverishly backtracks after ‘American Sniper’ tweet

    01/19/2015 4:14:29 PM PST · by maggief · 68 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 19, 2015
    Seth Rogen took quite a bit of heat for this tweet about “American Sniper”: Seth RogenVerified account ‏@Sethrogen American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds. 11:05 AM - 18 Jan 2015 Apparently, he finally started feeling the burn. This afternoon, he’s trying to walk it back: Seth RogenVerified account ‏@Sethrogen I just said something "kinda reminded" me of something else. I actually liked American Sniper. It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene. 2:55 PM - 19 Jan 2015 Seth RogenVerified account ‏@Sethrogen I wasn't comparing the two. Big...
  • Hillary Out? Dems Should Beware The National Enquirer

    01/06/2015 6:16:46 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 63 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6 Jan 2015 | Roger Simon
    Say all you want about The National Enquirer, but Democrats of all people should know the scandal rag is one of the few places that does any honest investigative journalism anymore — or even can afford to. Don’t believe me? How do you spell John Edwards? The folks at the New York Times are still trying to get that one right. Now the Enquirer has another hot story: “Bill Clinton Underage Sex Lawsuit Shocker!” It begins in the mag’s inimitable prose: Bill Clinton has been identified in a sex lawsuit involving underage girls – and the sleazy scandal threatens to...
  • Don Mashak's Suggested 2015 New Year's Resolutions

    01/05/2015 8:26:12 AM PST · by DonMashak · 2 replies
    Don Mashak ^ | 1/5/2015 | Don Mashak
    2014 Saw the public exposure and admission by Progressives of the true natural of the philosophy of Government. Progressive Professor Jonathan Gruber was caught on Video and Audio mocking the alleged ignorance of the American masses. (You review this here: We've been Grubered). Essentially Progressive Jonathan Gruber openly and brazenly exposed our Progressive Government's belief system. That belief system being that "Progressive Educated Elites have the right and duty to lie to the American Public because rank and file Americans are allegedly too stupid to know what good for them." This writer exposed that Progressive belief system in this article...
  • Don’t Like Guns? Then Regulate Them Like Cars!

    01/01/2015 8:46:36 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/31/2014 | Michael Walsh
    And those of us on the other side of the Second Amendment divide might just thank you for it. Eugene Volokh makes the case: A commenter on a recent thread asked — seemingly from a pro-gun-control perspective — “Why can’t guns be treated like cars, regulated and available, only to those who demonstrate competence and compliance with laws?” That is a perfect excuse for me to reprise my analysis of the guns-cars analogy. Cars are basically regulated as follows (I rely below on California law, but to my knowledge the rules are similar throughout the country):
  • BLIZZARD WARNING in Hawaii As Obama Vacations

    12/24/2014 4:14:33 PM PST · by Steven Tyler · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 24, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Weather.com reported: Yes, there are blizzard warnings on Christmas Eve in Hawaii, where the two highest mountain peaks on the Big Island will see a White Christmas. Lower elevations will see thunderstorms and heavy rain and are under flash flood watches through this evening. There is also the risk of mudslides in steep terrain. Up to 7 inches of snow possible on Hawaii summits http://t.co/oJffrB28Ax
  • Valerie Plame proves she is a big phony

    12/23/2014 6:48:01 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember when Valerie Plame was the poster girl for Bush and Cheney-haters? A desk jockey at the CIA with some flowing blonde hair claim to glamour (in terms of image exploitation, a Wendy Davis-like figure), Plame was supposedly endangered when her name was supposedly leaked by someone in the Bush administration, supposedly in retaliation for her husband Joe Wilson’s criticism of Iraq War policy.
  • Two NYPD cops executed in Brooklyn, suspect suicides Officers and killer identified

    12/20/2014 7:18:32 PM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    UPDATE: (Jazz) Police Commissioner William J. Bratton identified the slain officers as Wenjian Liu, a seven-year veteran of the force, and Rafael Ramos, who has been an officer since 2012. UPDATE: (Jazz) As is so often the case, the readers here at Hot Air had identified the killer at least an hour before the media put it out, but they have now confirmed what you already knew.
  • SUPPORTING REPRESSION AND TORTURE IN CUBA

    12/20/2014 6:47:45 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 10 replies
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Fay Voshell
    Obama has evidenced a preference for authoritarian regimes. His preference is why he did not force concessions from Cuba, concessions that would have fostered democratic reforms and given hope to those languishing in Castro’s Stygian domains. He appears to be more interested in sanctioning and weakening Israel, our sole democratic ally in the Middle East, than he is in enforcing the current embargo against Cuba. He seems to be more interested in sitting down at the bargaining table with Iran than he is in strengthening relations with America’s Western allies. The president’s actions have enormous implications.
  • BREAKING: Obama May Be Linked to Massacre in Pakistan (Video)

    12/16/2014 1:15:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Daniel Greenfield Frontpage Magazine, Viral Buzz ^ | December 16, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield Frontpage Magazine, Brook McGowan
    Only eight days prior to the horrendous slaughter of children and school staff in Pakistan, Barack Obama released Pakistani Taliban leader, the second in command of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). This is the exact group claiming responsibility for today’s massacre in Peshawar, leaving 141 dead.
  • Trayvon Martin's mom: Whites don't get it

    12/13/2014 5:08:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel's TV Guy Blog ^ | December 13, 2014 | Hal Boedeker
    Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, says whites do not understand the protests about the deaths of young black men. CNN's Anderson Cooper cited polls that reveal white people do not view the issue the same way as black people. "It's not happening to them, so they don't quite get it," Fulton told Cooper in an interview that aired Friday on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." "They don't quite understand. They think that it's a small group of African-Americans that's complaining: 'Oh, what are they complaining about now?'" Cooper asked: "You hear that from people?" "Oh yeah," Fulton said. "The...
  • Listen Up, Liberals: Make Everything Illegal, Create More Eric Garners

    12/06/2014 7:48:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Reason ^ | 12/06/2014 | Robby Soave
    In comparison to the Michael Brown shooting, the death of Eric Garner—and the similar decision not to indict the cop who killed him—has drawn outrage from across the political spectrum. Many conservatives, including Breitbart's John Nolte, The Federalist's Sean Davis, and The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis, agreed with anti-police-brutality libertarians and liberals that Garner's killer should have faced charges. The consensus is that the video evidence definitively established wrongdoing on the part of the officer (unlike the Brown case, which relied on conflicting eyewitness testimony). But because that's no fun, right and left had to find some way to tear...
  • Second Amendment: Is concealed carry a privilege or a right?

    12/03/2014 6:29:56 AM PST · by bestintxas · 41 replies
    human events ^ | 12/3/14 | s greenhut
    The federal courts would never uphold a law requiring people to show “good cause” before they could speak in public or march in a parade. It would be a violation of our First Amendment rights. Yet an ongoing court battle examines whether similar rules regarding the carrying of firearms is an equally outrageous violation of the Second Amendment. The case started in 2008 in San Diego County, when Edward Peruta and other gun owners challenged San Diego County’s process for issuing concealed-carry permits. State law gives sheriffs the power to determine “good cause” – and San Diego County required documentation...
  • BREAKING: Democrat Rapist Bill Cosby Hosted Events For Rapist Ted Kennedy in 2009, Hillary in 2000

    12/02/2014 3:38:04 AM PST · by Enterprise · 19 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | Dec 1, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Rapist Bill Cosby hosted an event for rapist Ted Kennedy in 2009. He also hosted a campaign event for Hillary Clinton in 2000.(snip) Cosby was also reported to be doing campaign events with First Lady Hillary Clinton.(snip) Democrats Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton are widely believed to have sexually assaulted dozens of women.
  • GotNews Resumes Lawsuit To Get #MichaelBrown’s Juvenile Record #Ferguson

    12/01/2014 9:56:57 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 35 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 12-02-2014 | Charles C, Johnson
    GotNews.com resumed the lawsuit to obtain Michael Brown’s juvenile criminal records and will file in juvenile court Tuesday. GotNews.com was joined by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in our suit to reveal Brown’s juvenile records but unfortunately the media is under some mistaken views about what actually happened.
  • When the Law Is a Drag

    12/01/2014 12:28:25 PM PST · by yoe · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | november 30, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In (the Ferguson disaster), the law was the greatest casualty. Civilization cannot long work if youths strong-arm shop owners and take what they want. Or walk down the middle of highways high on illicit drugs. Or attack police officers and seek to grab their weapons. Or fail to obey an officer’s command to halt. Or deliberately give false testimonies to authorities. Or riot, burn, and loot. Or, in the more abstract sense, simply ignore the legal findings of a grand jury; or, in critical legal theory fashion, seek to dismiss the authority of the law because it is not deemed...
  • Hillary headed to alcohol rehab?

    12/01/2014 6:53:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/01/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The National Enquirer, still basking in the glow of its takedown of philandering John Edwards, a story well known to many in the media but ignored because the man was, after all, the Democrats’ pick for veep and a darling of the left, is reporting that Hillary Clinton may be heading to rehab for a drinking problem. A  “boozed-up” Hillary Clinton suffered a secret collapse during a recent vacation – and now worried advisers want her to do a secret stint in rehab before her White House run! Sources close to the former FirstLady and ex-Secretary of State revealed the hush-hush “Rehab Before...
  • 'Hands up' gesture by St. Louis Rams NFL players riles police group

    12/01/2014 6:56:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/01/2014 | Rick Moran
    Five St. Louis Rams football players came on to the field for the pre-game introductions with their hands raised in the familiar "hands up, don't shoot" pose of protestors demonstrating the decision of the Ferguson grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting case. The political statement has been condemned by the St. Louis Polcie Officers Association, who expressed their displeasure with the Rams organization and demanded the players be sanctioned. The statement deserves to be published in its entirety: From KDSK: "Five members of the Rams entered the field today exhibiting the "hands-up-don't-shoot" pose that has been adopted by protestors...
  • BREAKING: Overwhelmed #Ferguson Police Welcome Libertarian ‘Oath Keepers’ Militia To Protect Order

    11/29/2014 7:09:23 PM PST · by Syncro · 77 replies
    GotNews.com ^ | November 29, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    GotNews.com’s Ferguson police sources are confirming that they are grateful for the support of a libertarian militia group.“I was wondering when volunteer militia would finally show up,” said a well-placed law enforcement source.“The Oathkeepers started standing watch from Ferguson rooftops on Tuesday since Governor Nixon abdicated his duties Monday.”The officers describe being overwhelmed by the mob and under-supported by state and federal authorities.“Thank God for them.” Oath Keepers @Oathkeepers Follow This is where we stand (published last week ): Oath Keepers Open Letter to the People of Ferguson, Missouri http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2014/11/24/oath-keepers-open-letter-to-the-people-of-ferguson-missouri/ … 9:58 AM - 29 Nov 2014
  • Conservative Bloggers PHYSICALLY TOSSED OUT of Sharpton Presser (Video)

    11/25/2014 4:59:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Conservative blogger Adam Sharp and an associate were PHYSICALLY TOSSED OUT of Al Sharpton’s presser today. The bloggers were physically pushed out of St. Mark’s Church in Ferguson after one was overheard saying, “That ought to stir the pot,” during Sharpton’s divisive speech. The bloggers said the group physically pushed them from the room and followed them to their car and took photos of their plates. Sharpton lashed out at the conservatives and continued his contentious speech. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Progressives Today @ProgsToday Prayers for @SharpElbowsNet's safety after he was assaulted by angry race mob at @TheRevAl #Ferguson presser. 1:41 PM -...
  • Don Lemon Blames ‘Bloggers’ for Causing Commotion in Ferguson (He means you and me, of course)

    11/25/2014 2:55:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 25, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    Last night, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch laid blame on the “24-hour news cycle” for impeding justice in the grand jury case surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. Now, a member of the 24-hour news cycle has turned around and blamed “bloggers” for causing an outsized amount of “commotion” in Ferguson. Following a press conference from Michael Brown’s family lawyers that was briefly disrupted by some disturbance in the crowd of reporters and supporters, Lemon attempted to explain what happened and the effect that similar instances have had on the situation in Ferguson. “OK, here’s the thing that people...
  • Officer Darren Wilson Reacts to Grand Jury Decision

    11/24/2014 7:51:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 96 replies
    mediaite ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Officer Darren Wilson has, through his legal team, put out a statement reacting to the news tonight he will not be indicted by the Ferguson grand jury for the shooting of Michael Brown. Here is the statement in full:Today, a St. Louis County grand jury released its decision that no charges would be filed in the case involving Officer Darren Wilson. From the onset, we have maintained and the grand jury agreed that Officer Wilson’s action on August 9 were in accordance with the laws and regulations that govern the procedures of an officer. In a case of this magnitude,...
  • More on Jon Gruber

    11/14/2014 8:29:12 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 15, 2010 | Paul Krugman
    In fact, it’s hard to see who else you could have hired. Modeling health reform is a very detail-driven business: you need a detailed statistical representation of the population, together with detailed estimates of behavioral responses to incentives. Gruber has spent years developing such a model, which is maintained and update at considerable expense. Who else could bring the same resources to bear? Well, I guess the administration could have turned to the Lewin Group, but aside from the fact that Gruber has such sterling academic credentials, Lewin is owned by United Healthcare. In other words, Gruber is a real...
  • Robin of Berkeley Returns!

    11/13/2014 4:10:22 PM PST · by crusher · 15 replies
    self ^ | 11/13/14 | crusher
    I was recently delighted to note the return of the incomparable Robin of Berkeley to the ranks of the blogosphere. Her insights are among the most thoughtful and revealing I have encountered on the web, and I am overjoyed at her return from a self imposed exile of almost two years, during which she posted only about a half dozen missives. In the past few weeks she has penned another half dozen, and I am profoundly hopeful that her output continues and increases. She is a recovering atheist leftist psychotherapist whose skewering of the insanity that is the Left is...
  • Is the Left Losing Its Iron Grip on the Black Vote?

    10/29/2014 8:49:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/29/2014 | Tom Blumer
    The left’s behavior in the months leading up to this year’s midterm elections reveals far more than mere anxiety about their results.There is real concern that they might be losing their grip on African-Americans, their most reliable constituency.They should be worried. African-Americans who, more than any other group, were promised “hope and change” in 2008 have seen plenty of reasons to lose hope, because the changes seen during Barack Obama’s first six years have done them serious harm.Democrats have gotten used to counting on well over 90 percent of blacks voting in their favor. If that figure had come down...
  • This man warns New Yorkers not to eat Ebola-infected feces

    10/27/2014 9:39:23 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 52 replies
    Medical Blog ^ | 10/27/14
    Maybe some kinds of advice should fit under the “we already knew that” category. New York journalist Errol Lewis, who apparently became a medical advisor for a day for a television network, decided to give some advice to those seeking to avoid catching Ebola. The advice is a little strange and perhaps a bit too simplistic. According to Lewis, anyone who doesn’t want to catch Ebola should simply avoid eating feces or mucus that has Ebola in it.
  • Before the Ebola Czar launches vaccine production, remember how bad Obama Screwed up H1N1

    10/17/2014 6:09:50 PM PDT · by 4yourcountry · 18 replies
    4 your Country ^ | 10/17/2014 | 4YourCountry
    We have known about the H1N1 (Swine Flu), risk for many months now. We knew that last spring's outbreak would turn into a more virulent strain by this fall. That is all basic science. Concerned for our citizens, the government recognized the need to produce substantial volumes of vaccine. We have spent more than $2.2B for H1N1 Swine flu. To date, only a minor amount of this vaccine has been delivered, but concern seems muted. Despite new vaccine manufacturing technologies, we persist in using outdated methods and to spend huge sums of money in a wasteful manner. Why? ..... ....So,...
  • A Right-Wing Truck Dispatcher Is America’s Fairest New Election Night Vote Counter

    09/27/2014 1:31:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | September 25, 2014 | Ben Smith
    There was really no reason to think that the “Ace of Spades HQ Decision Desk” would be a hopeful sign for American democracy in 2014. The Decision Desk swings into action on primary election nights, with Brandon Finnigan, a burly 29-year-old, nailed to a busted black leather armchair at one of those cheap beige aluminum desks, halfhearted fake wood top, toward the back of a low-slung house at a truck stop crossroads deep in California’s monotonous Inland Empire. Dripping sweat every day since the air conditioner broke, Finnigan is the sole employee of a small truck dispatching company where he...
  • The Green war: To protect the environment, coalition will let ISIS keep major oil wells

    09/25/2014 8:11:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    This week, coalition forces took the fight against ISIS to Syria where the Islamic State not only maintains most of its command and control infrastructure but also its petroleum-based sources of revenue. Ed Morrissey has the details on coalition strikes which for the first time targeted mobile petroleum refineries under ISIS control. “[CBS News reporter David] Martin says 12 small-scale oil refineries were hit in the eastern desert of Syria,” a CBS report revealed. “According to the Pentagon, the refineries produced between 300 and 500 barrels of petroleum a day, which ISIS used to power its own vehicles and...
  • DHS secret revealed: Thousands of illegals released didn’t show up for their immigration hearings

    09/25/2014 8:08:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2014 | AllahPundit
    Of course they didn’t. Who thought they would? This is precisely what amnesty shills have in mind when they demand “due process” for illegals. You’re detained, you’re given a date to meet with immigration agents or appear before an immigration judge to decide whether you’ll be deported, and then you’re sent on your merry way into the United States — never to be seen by the state again. The point of “due process” is to give illegals an easy way to avoid the process. DHS understands this.So rest easy. Our immigration system is working exactly the way it’s supposed...
  • Brian Stelter: Sarah Palin Deserves Benefit Of Doubt Over ‘Brawl’ Reports (CNN host)

    09/21/2014 12:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 21, 2014 | Andrew Desiderio
    On his show Reliable Sources this morning, CNN host Brian Stelter defended Sarah Palin against media coverage of her family’s alleged “brawl” at a snowmobile party earlier this month. “Doesn’t Sarah Palin deserve the benefit of the doubt?” Stelter asked. He began the segment by airing a clip from Morning Joe in which host Joe Scarborough seemed to take a jab at what Stelter called Scarborough’s own network’s “saturation” of coverage over Gov. Chris Christie‘s “Bridgegate” scandal — or lack of. Stelter then took aim at the New York Daily News‘s coverage of the story, saying the newspaper did not...