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  • Study Learns Chicago Criminals DON'T Buy Their Guns Legally

    09/01/2015 8:44:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    Buzzpo.com ^ | 8/30/2015 | ERIC REED
    A recent study that was conducted by the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab has learned that Chicago criminals do not acquire their guns from gun shops, gun shows or the internet. The study examined and interviewed inmates in Chicago’s Cook County Jail who are either facing current gun charges, or have a background consisting of firearms related convictions. The study learned that virtually zero criminals have ever used the internet or gun shows, because that method is easily traceable. It’s much safer for a criminal to acquire firearms on the streets where they’re harder to keep track of, and that’s...
  • A summer of Clinton stumbles gives way to an uncertain fall for Democrats

    08/30/2015 6:00:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The Washington Poat ^ | 8/29/2015 | Dan Balz and Philip Rucker
    MINNEAPOLIS — The Democratic Party, whose presidential race has been mostly overshadowed by Donald Trump and the Republicans, heads into the fall with its nomination contest far less certain than it once appeared and braced for a series of events that will have a significant effect on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign. Clinton’s standing has been eroded both by her own shaky handling of the e-mail controversy and by the populist energy fueling the challenge of Sen. (I-Vt.). Her weakened position in the polls has stoked talk about a possible late entry from Vice President Biden, which could dramatically change the...
  • Can Hillary overcome the 'liar' factor?

    08/28/2015 7:15:52 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/27/2015 | STEVEN SHEPARD
    Hillary Clinton took a new tack this week when answering questions about her use of a private email account as secretary of state: She took responsibility and admitted she was at fault. “It clearly wasn’t the best choice,” Clinton said flatly on Wednesday, as she campaigned in Iowa. On Thursday, the reason for the change in tone came into sharper focus with a stunning new poll illustrating the extent to which voters don’t trust Clinton to tell the truth. While Republicans have been test-driving attacks against Clinton for a year and a half, no other line of attack has broken...
  • Quinnipiac: 'Liar, Dishonest' Most Used to Describe Hillary

    08/27/2015 3:45:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/27/2015 | Michael Warren
    The most frequent words that come to mind when Americans think about Hillary Clinton are "liar" and "dishonest." That's according to a new national poll from Quinnipiac that asked more than 1500 registered voters to say the "first word" that comes to mind when they hear the Democratic presidential frontrunner's name. The most frequently mentioned word was "liar," with 178 people mentioning the word. Next on the list are "dishonest" at 123 mentions and "untrustworthy" at 93 mentions. There were some positive words for Clinton mentioned frequently, including "experience" (82 mentions) and "strong" (59 mentions). The same question was asked...
  • Hillary Clinton Takes ‘Responsibility’ for Email Use, Saying It ‘Wasn’t the Best Choice’

    08/26/2015 6:56:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 8/26/2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that she understood why people had questions about her decision to use only private email while she was secretary of state and that she took responsibility for that decision, a shift from her past remarks about an issue that has dogged her since shortly before she began her presidential campaign. Her remarks, made during a campaign stop in Iowa, came as Mrs. Clinton has faced growing criticism for making light of her email use, which Democrats fear has become an albatross on her hopes of winning the White House. “What, like with a cloth or...
  • Naomi Klein admits global warming is not about science but destroying capitalism

    08/24/2015 9:04:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    Green Jihad ^ | 8/19/2015
    The Heartland Institute published a very revealing article about Leftist shock jock Naomi Klein who just published a new anti-capitalst screed entitled This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Essentially, Ms. Klein admits that the issue of climate change (formerly known as global warming) is not about science but really about overthrowing capitalism. “Our economic model is at war with the Earth,” writes Klein. “We cannot change the laws of nature. But we can change our economy. Climate change is our best chance to demand and build a better world.” The Heartland article goes on to say: For the author,...
  • Harry Reid’s flashback video: ‘No sane country’ would allow anchor babies or reward illegals

    08/23/2015 12:31:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 8/22/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    As the mainstream media and liberal talking heads slam Donald Trump as a racist for wanting to get rid of birthright citizenship, they ought to take a look in the mirror. In a speech before Congress in 1993 and uncovered by conservative website The Right Scoop, Sen. blasted the fact that illegal aliens were given “rewards” for having babies in the United States. Heck, he even used the dreaded term “illegal alien.” “If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant?” Reid asked. “No sane country would do...
  • One State Now Allowing Muslims To Wear Burqas In Driver’s License Photos (Illinois)

    08/22/2015 5:44:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 107 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 8/21/2015 | Dom the Conservative
    While the U.S. continues to reel from minorities requiring halal slaughter, rainbow cakes, and a $15 minimum wage, national security is taking a hit with the vociferous demands of the Muslim 2 percent. In fact, one state’s appeasement of burqa-clad women threatens to fundamentally change the value of the driver’s license as an identification tool. The International Business Times reports that fliers reminding employees of the Department of Motor Vehicle offices that it is illegal for them to request that applicants remove “articles of faith” for their driver’s license photos in the state of Illinois. “While hats or head coverings...
  • Ellen Page (actress) confronts Ted Cruz on LGBT issues

    08/21/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/2015 | KATIE GLUECK
    DES MOINES — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Ellen Page, of “Juno” fame, got into a testy and free-wheeling discussion Friday over gay rights here at the Iowa State Fair. “I’m happy to answer your question but not to have a back-and-forth debate,” Cruz told Page, as she pressed him about discrimination against LGBT citizens, approaching him as he flipped pork chops over an open grill. But the two then proceeded to have a spirited exchange over gay rights and whether private businesses — florist companies, for example —can refuse to cater gay weddings in the name of their...
  • Clinton Campaign On Alert For Undercover Conservative Sting

    08/21/2015 1:41:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Time.com ^ | 8/21/2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Dirty tricks alleged as the campaign heats up Hillary Clinton’s campaign offices around the country have been put on alert after at least two women approached Iowa staff under the guise of being supporters in an apparent effort to catch the campaign engaging in improper or illegal activity, a Clinton campaign official said. The motivations of the women is not known, but their alleged techniques match those of Project Veritas, the conservative group run by James O’Keefe, which specializes in undercover stings meant to embarrass liberal groups and politicians. The group declined to comment on the Clinton campaign’s allegations. “Project...
  • Dear America: Don’t Listen To Bernie Sanders. Sweden’s Not All That Great.

    08/19/2015 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 8/18/2015 | Alexandra Ivanov
    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (D) has said that socialist policies characteristic of countries like Sweden should be implemented in the U.S. As a Swede, I would strongly advise against this. The worldwide socialist movement praises the Scandinavian countries for their high living standards and welfare. Easy to do for someone who has never lived in Sweden or read a book on Swedish history. First off: The success of Sweden predates the welfare state. In reality, the economy began to fall behind in the 1960s when the state rapidly expanded. Moreover, Sweden enjoyed the highest growth in the industrialized world between...
  • Behind the scenes at Chappaqua (and Hillary's server and emails): Klintonerdämmerung (humor)

    08/14/2015 9:47:52 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/11/2015 | Tim Donovan
    Behind the scenes at Chappaqua and Hillary and her team destroying all her servers,email and other evidence. This has taken the place of Hitler's rant in the bunker. It's short and pretty funny,.Unfortunately, it's probably all true.
  • THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE: POWERBALL WINNER SPENDS $9 MILL TO BAIL BOYFRIEND OUT OF JAIL…TWICE

    08/10/2015 1:46:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    Madam Menoire ^ | 8/10/2015 | Veronica Wells
    You may remember back in February, we were all excited to learn that Marie Holmes, the 26-year-old, single mother of four, had won the Powerball lottery. Holmes, of North Carolina, decided that she was going to accept her $188 million winnings in one lump sum, meaning she was awarded $127 million. After taxes, she received $88 million. And while Holmes announced that she had plans to pay her tithes and set up college funds for her children, she’s ended up doing something entirely different with her riches. Shortly after she won the money, Holmes posted $3 million bond for her...
  • Liberal Gave All Employees 70k Minimum Wage, Then THIS Happened! (Going Broke)

    08/01/2015 5:39:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 8/1/2015 | JASON W. STEVENS
    They say what goes around comes around. In this case, ignore the basic laws of economics and human nature, and you’ll soon find yourself living in a van down by the river. That looks to be in the very near future for one liberal CEO who insisted on making a political statement about the minimum wage, rather than looking after the best interests of his employees and company. We predicted this would happen. But then again, conservatives tend to understand basic economics better than your typical liberal nutcase.
  • Man claiming to be Obama’s son arrested

    08/01/2015 12:28:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    WGN TV ^ | 8/1/2015 | CALLIE COUNSELLOR
    CHICAGO — A man claiming to be President Obama’s son now has to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet after causing a bomb scare outside Obama’s Kenwood home. Marquez Hassell, 20, was arrested Thursday after he approached the Obamas’ house on the 5000 block of South Greenwood Avenue and dropped a duffel bag over a barricade, which a secret service agent deemed suspicious. Police and a bomb squad responded and discovered that it contained an empty aerosol can, pieces of broken glass and personal hygiene items. Hassell told police he was Obama’s son and that the President was scheduled to return...
  • After boosting the sales tax, Preckwinkle now wants $130 million in pay hikes (Crook County IL)

    07/31/2015 8:25:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | 7/30/2015 | GREG HINZ
    Cook County Cook County Board Toni Preckwinkle Government and Politics Infrastructure More + Preckwinkle-seeks-pay-hikes-following-Cook-County-sales-tax-increase.com Photo by Manuel Martinez Just two weeks after raising the sales tax to pay for pensions, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is moving to give tens of millions of dollars a year in pay hikes to county workers. Legislation introduced yesterday by the county chief would extend raises of up to 6.5 percent throughout county government. Only those who make more than $200,000 in annual salary would be excluded. The proposal, sent to a Cook County Board committee for review, extends to other unionized employees...
  • Author Ronald Kessler On Bill Clinton: ‘He Has A Blonde, Busty Mistress’

    07/29/2015 4:50:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 73 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | 7/29/2015 | Chris Stigall
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Author Ronald Kessler defends secret service agents and makes some sensational claims about former Presidents in his new book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents. Kessler told Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that the recent struggles of the agency detailed in the media is more the fault of management culture than individual agents. “The culture that has led to this corner-cutting, it’s a culture within the management, not among the agents. Agents…are patriots. They sign up to take a bullet for the President. The management has the...
  • Jon Stewart Reduced to Stenographer After White House Meetings Revealed

    07/29/2015 4:34:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Joe Concha
    For Jon Stewart, this certainly isn’t the high note he wanted to go out on. The guy who prides himself on speaking truth to power, as the anti-establishment, take-to-both-sides-hero for millennials everywhere… reduced to a stenographer for a sitting president so thin-skinned about any and all criticism that he needs to dictate his own comedy. As originally reported in Politico by Darren Samuelson, the outgoing Daily Show host met with President Barack Obama twice in the past four years but failed to let anyone know about it. It was only then that Stewart — who loves to play the “I’m...
  • The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture

    07/29/2015 8:36:45 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Henry I. Miller and Drew L. Kershen
    Organic agriculture is an unscientific, heavily subsidized marketing gimmick that misleads and rips off consumers. The federal government should stop promoting and subsidizing it. Consumers of organic foods are getting both more and less than they bargained for. On both counts, it’s not good. Many people who pay the huge premium—often more than a hundred percent–for organic foods do so because they’re afraid of pesticides. If that’s their rationale, they misunderstand the nuances of organic agriculture. Although it’s true that synthetic chemical pesticides are generally prohibited, there is a lengthy list of exceptions listed in the Organic Foods Production Act,...
  • LEFT-WING CARTOONIST TED RALL FIRED BY LA TIMES FOR LYING ABOUT LAPD

    07/28/2015 6:03:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/2015 | JOHN NOLTE
    Ted Rall, a noxious left-wing political cartoonist who has advocated violence against conservatives and on more than one occasion revealed himself as a racist, finally went too far, even for the same LA Times that champions those who threaten Jews with curb-stomping. According to the Times, in a May 11 article, Rall outright lied about a 2001 experience he had with the LAPD. Ted Rall — a freelance cartoonist whose work appears regularly in The Times — described an incident in which he was stopped for jaywalking on Melrose Avenue in 2001. Rall said he was thrown up against a...
  • PUBLIC ANGER AFTER FRENCH SUNBATHER BEATEN BY GANG… FOR WEARING A BIKINI

    07/28/2015 5:29:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/27/2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Social networks across France responded angrily to the news a 21-year-old woman was beaten up by a gang of girls and young women for the crime of wearing a bikini in a park. Authorities are yet to have identified the attackers but The Independent reports commentators assume they were Muslims. According to police the young victim was sunbathing with two friends in the Parc Léo Lagrange in Reims, northern France, last Wednesday when one of her five female attackers verbally abused her for “immorally” exposing so much flesh in a public place. The sunbather shouted back at which point the...
  • Florida county tells resident to keep barbecue smoke in his own yard

    07/28/2015 6:28:09 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 7/27/2015
    A viral video that shows a Florida man receiving a warning for allowing the smell of barbecue to waft off his property has some smoking mad. Scotty Jordan uploaded a video on July 22 to Facebook that he says shows Pinellas County environmental specialist Joe Graham issuing a warning to Jordan and a friend for violating the county’s air quality law. The video, which has been watched over four million times, shows Graham telling Jordan that there's too much smoke emanating from Jordan's commercial-grade grill. “I just took three pictures of smoke,” Graham explains. “I can smell it again right...
  • 'Have you been sexually harassed by Bill Clinton?' Willey launches new Anti-Hillary website

    07/27/2015 7:32:47 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 7/27/2015
    Bill Clinton sexual-harassment accuser Kathleen Willey has launched an anti-Hillary Clinton website titled “A Scandal A Day.” The site is partially aimed at recruiting other women who may have been assaulted by the former president. Calling Hillary Clinton “without a doubt the most corrupt politician that this nation has ever seen,” Willey announced the launch of her new website Sunday on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM and online. Willey, the former volunteer aide to Bill Clinton who says she was sexually harassed by the president in the 1990s,...
  • Want To See What Hillionaire's Cribs Look Like? Holy Mother Of One Percent.

    07/23/2015 9:39:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Chicks on the Right.com ^ | 6/29/2015 | Daisy
    Hillary. She's JUST SO RELATABLE and down-to-earth and NOT icky and one-percenty at ALL, isn't she? I mean, she's a Democrat, so she can't be part of that one percent. (Listen, kids. According to the lamestream media, it only counts as evil if you're a Republican like Mitt Romney and you amassed your wealth in the private sector and didn't take it from taxpayers. But I suppose that's neither here nor there, because FANGIRLS OMG!)
  • Is Donald Trump Pulling A Nigerian 419 Scam?

    07/21/2015 6:14:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 91 replies
    James Altucher ^ | July 20, 2015 | James Altucher
    I'm sort of breaking my promise here. No news. Why no news? Because the news you read is almost always by uninformed reporters and is totally irrelevant in 99.999% of the cases. Example: Greece has not paid a single debt since Rome took over in 146 BC. And yet, everyone keeps asking me about Greece. News flash: They will borrow more money, and AGAIN they will not pay their debts. Nor should they. Greece is a subsidized beach resort, healthy food, etc but they aren't a real country - (sorry in advance to anyone offended by this) and then in...
  • Spouse-cheat breach: Hackers threaten to expose 30 million users of AshleyMadison.com

    07/20/2015 5:49:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/20/2015 | DAVID PIERSON
    Hackers are threatening to expose information on over 30 million users of AshleyMadison.com, a website for cheating spouses famous for its tagline “Life is short. Have an Affair.” A group of hackers called The Impact Team reportedly has posted some data already and is demanding that parent company Avid Life Media shut down AshleyMadison and a sister site, EstablishedMen.com, according to Krebs On Security, a blog run by former Washington Post reporter Brian Krebs. The Toronto-based Avid Life Media said Monday it closed the breach in its computer system and was working with law enforcement. How the hackers got in,...
  • Read Chattanooga Shooter’s Blog (Motivated by Islam)

    07/16/2015 5:33:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The Daily beast ^ | 7/16/2015 | Katie Zavadski
    The killer of four U.S. Marines in Chattanooga maintained a short-lived blog that hinted at his religious inner life. Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez's blog had only two posts, both published July 13 and written in a popular style of Islamic religious reasoning. The first post was entitled "A Prison Called Dunya," referring to the temporal world. In it, Abdulazeez uses the hypothetical example of a prisoner who is told he would be given a test that would either take him out of his earthly prison—or send him into a more restrictive environment. "I would imagine that any sane person would devote...
  • Obama Scolds Reporter for Asking Tough Question: 'You Should Know Better'

    07/15/2015 12:24:13 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/15/2015 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Barack Obama scolded a reporter at his Wednesday briefing after getting a critical question about the nuclear deal with Iran. CBS News's Major Garrett pressed the president on the imprisonment of Americans in Iran. "As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran—three held on trumped-up charges, according to your administration, one whereabouts unknown. Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content, with all the fanfare around this deal, to leave the conscience of this nation, this strength of this nation, unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans?" Garrett asked. "I've gotta give you credit, Major,...
  • Mexico: Drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes through tunnel

    07/12/2015 2:33:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 7/12/2015 | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORAN
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico mounted an all-out manhunt Sunday for its most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who escaped from a maximum security prison through a 1.5-kilometer (1 mile) tunnel from a small opening in the shower area of his cell, according to the country's top security official. The elaborate underground escape route, built allegedly without the detection of authorities, allowed Guzman to do what Mexican officials promised would never happen after his re-capture last year — slip out of one of the country's most secure penitentiaries for the second time. If Guzman is not captured immediately,...
  • Keith Olbermann, ESPN to Part Ways Once Again

    07/08/2015 6:54:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/8/2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    Keith Olbermann is exiting ESPN once again. The television personality, who rejoined the sports network in August 2013, won't be renewing his deal to anchor his ESPN2 program. The news follows a THR report on July 1, noting that ESPN management floated an ultimately unworkable caveat: that Olbermann cease engaging in commentary. "Keith is a tremendous talent who has consistently done timely, entertaining and thought-provoking work since returning to ESPN," the network said in a statement. "While the show’s content was distinctive and extremely high quality, we ultimately made a business decision to move in another direction. We wish Keith...
  • Hillary Plays The Victim in CNN Interview

    07/07/2015 5:56:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7/7/2015 | Lloyd Grove
    She may be the frontrunner in the Presidential race, but Hillary Clinton still comes across as guarded, quibbling, and pokerfaced under the TV lights. Any Clinton supporters who hoped that a New Hillary would emerge from Tuesday’s televised grilling of the Democratic presidential frontrunner had to be brutally disillusioned. The Hillary Clinton who showed up for her 19-minute back and forth with CNN political correspondent Brianna Keilar—touted as Clinton’s first one-on-one interview with a national reporter since she declared her candidacy three months ago—was the same Hillary Clinton the country has come to know over nearly a quarter century on...
  • CDC official called Obama ‘Marxist,’ ‘amateur’ over 2014 border surge

    07/07/2015 2:28:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 7/6/2015
    A federal health official dealing with the surge of illegal immigrants last year at the southern U.S. border ripped President Obama for the months-long crisis, calling him a "Marxist" and “the worst pres we have ever had,” according to newly released internal emails. The emails, obtained and published by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, show a June 9, 2014, exchange between Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logistics specialist George Roark and agency public health adviser William Adams. Roark begins by writing: “Unreal, no country in the world would allow this.” Adams responds: “Well, in ten years or less,...
  • [illegal alien] Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court

    06/29/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 65 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/29/2015 | Simone Pathé
    Monday’s big election law news came from the Supreme Court’s penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizona’s congressional districts. But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case. “Arizona citizens can continue to participate in voter registration drives without worrying about not having proof of citizenship documents,” Shirley Sandelands, of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, said in a statement Monday. The case, Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al., was about whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship...
  • Read the Scathing Letter Donald Trump Just Sent the CEO of Univision: ‘Please Be Advised…’

    06/26/2015 5:05:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/26/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Republican presidential hopeful and billionaire real-estate mogul Donald Trump sent a scathing letter to Univision’s CEO Friday, banning the network’s staff from his Miami golf resort. “Please be advised that under no circumstances is any officer or representative of Univision allowed to use Trump National Doral, Miami — its golf courses or any of its facilities,” Trump wrote to CEO and President Randy Falco. “Also, please immediately stop work and close the gate which is being constructed between our respective properties,” Trump added. “If this is not done within one week, we will close it.” The billionaire, known for his...
  • Feds: West Side drug dealer had customers lined up around the corner (Chicago)

    06/26/2015 4:26:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun TImes ^ | 6/24/2015 | JON SEIDEL
    James Triplett had his customers lined up around the corner in broad daylight, the feds say. Not for concert tickets. Not for iPhones. For heroin. Now 42 people are facing state or federal drug charges for their alleged roles in supplying and distributing heroin around West Grenshaw and Independence in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. Among them is the 33-year-old Triplett, also known as “Trell,” who authorities said controlled the drug market in the area. Investigators even included a photo in a federal criminal complaint spanning more than 200 pages. They said the photo depicts a line...
  • House bill would force the Supreme Court to enroll in ObamaCare

    06/25/2015 3:49:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/25/2015 | Mark Hensch
    A House Republican on Thursday proposed forcing the Supreme Court justices and their staff to enroll in ObamaCare. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said that his SCOTUScare Act would make all nine justices and their employees join the national healthcare law’s exchanges. “As the Supreme Court continues to ignore the letter of the law, it’s important that these six individuals understand the full impact of their decisions on the American people,” he said. “That’s why I introduced the SCOTUScare Act to require the Supreme Court and all of its employees to sign up for ObamaCare,” Babin said. Babin’s potential legislation would...
  • Senate advances fast-track trade bill for Obama

    06/23/2015 9:15:22 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/23/2015 | Alexander Bolton
    The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority. The 60-37 motion sets up a vote on final passage on Wednesday. If the Senate approves fast-track or trade promotion authority (TPA), it would then be sent to Obama’s desk to become law. Fast-track authority would allow Obama to send trade deals to Congress for up-or-down votes. The White House wants the authority to conclude negotiations on a sweeping trans-Pacific trade deal. Thirteen Democrats backed fast-track in Tuesday’s vote, handing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a major legislative victory....
  • Posing Questions of Photographic Ethics

    06/21/2015 6:32:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/16/2015 | James Estrin
    Most curators hope to get glowing reviews and popular acclaim when they mount an exhibit. Michael Kamber, on the other hand, is expecting some blowback for his latest show, “Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography,” which opens this weekend at the Bronx Documentary Center. And he’s perfectly O.K. with that. “I think there will be some unhappy people,” said Mr. Kamber, a photojournalist and founder of the center. “That’s good. If people would stop faking photos, then they wouldn’t have to be worried about being called out.” The exhibit, a selection of well-known images that have...
  • Sources: Clinton confidant who sent Libya memos paid $200G by Brock network

    06/19/2015 8:14:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/19/2015 | Judson Berger
    The Clinton confidant under scrutiny on Capitol Hill over detailed Libya memos he sent to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told lawmakers earlier this week he has been pulling in $200,000 a year from Clinton ally David Brock's media operation, congressional sources tell FoxNews.com. The figure is far higher than initially reported. While the payments to Sidney Blumenthal may not reflect any apparent conflict of interest, his work with Brock's liberal advocacy and media groups was a focus of his high-profile deposition on Tuesday before the House Benghazi committee. Republicans' rationale for the questioning was that his financial and political...
  • Parents Charged with 'Neglect' After 11-Year-Old Plays in Yard for 90 Minutes

    06/15/2015 8:22:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/14/2015
    Two Florida parents were hit with felony neglect charges after their 11-year-old son was reportedly playing alone in the backyard for an hour and a half. According to his mother, the boy arrived home before his parents and was locked out of the house, so he shot some hoops in the yard until they arrived. A neighbor saw the child outside alone and called the local police. When his mother and father arrived home, they were met by a police officer, who arrested them for child negligence. Robert Bianchi and Steve Raiser joined Clayton Morris on "Fox and Friends Weekend"...
  • Obama: No 'complete strategy' yet on training Iraqis

    06/09/2015 9:20:42 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 6/9/2015 | Kevin Liptak
    Telfs-Buchen, Austria (CNN)President Barack Obama said Monday his top national security advisers were still working to solidify training plans for Iraqi defense forces battling ISIS in their own country. "We don't yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of the Iraqis," Obama said during concluding remarks at the G7 conference in Germany, citing recruitment as a key stumbling block facing the central government in Iraq. Critics of the administration's strategy in Iraq seized upon the President's comments Monday, claiming they indicated a policy failure and referencing similar comments Obama made in August. "What has President...
  • Jerry Seinfeld: Politically correct college students 'don't know WTF they're talking about'

    06/08/2015 9:23:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 6/8/2015 | DANA ROSE FALCONE
    Like Chris Rock and Larry the Cable Guy, Jerry Seinfeld avoids doing shows on college campuses. And while talking with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd on Thursday, the comedian revealed why: College kids today are too politically correct. “I hear that all the time,” Seinfeld said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. “I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges. They’re so PC.’” Seinfeld says teens and college-aged kids don’t understand what it means to throw around certain politically-correct terms. “They just want to use these words: ‘That’s racist;’ ‘That’s sexist;’ ‘That’s prejudice,’”...
  • Horrible: 17-Year-Old Girl Opens Up On Her 9 Months As An ISIS Sex Slave

    06/05/2015 8:42:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Chicks On the Right ^ | 6/3/2015 | Red Dawn
    This. This is why we need to kill them. In August, ISIS kidnapped a 17-year-old Yazidi girl . She was kept in a hotel in Mosul, Iraq and guarded by ISIS militants. She recalled their horrifying virgin selection process, and it honestly makes me think that we should chop all of their junk off every time we capture them. Because this is SICKENING. The virgins were taken to a room with 40 men,' she recalled. 'They lined us up and pointed who they wanted... I thought I might be lucky: I was not as beautiful as the others.' A man...
  • OBAMA: I’VE RESTORED THE US AS THE ‘MOST RESPECTED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD’

    06/01/2015 7:10:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/2015 | Pam Key
    Monday while President Barack Obama was answering questions at a town hall with YSEALI Fellows, an exchange program for community leaders from ASEAN, The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, he said his administration has restored the Untied States as the “the most respected country on earth.” Obama said, “People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the Untied States in world opinion ranked below China and just barley above Russia, and today once again, the Untied States is the most respected country on earth. Part of that I think is because of the work we did to reengage the...
  • The founder of the Silk Road drug marketplace has been sentenced to life in prison without parole

    05/30/2015 9:30:40 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | Natasha Bertrand and Michael B Kelley
    The convicted mastermind behind the world's largest online narcotics emporium has been sentenced by a federal judge to two terms of life in prison and three lesser sentences, USA Today reports. The judge also ordered Ross Ulbricht, 31, to forfeit $184 million dollars. The website made over $187 million before it was shut down in 2013. The government estimated that roughly $1.2 billion in illegal drug transactions took place on Silk Road. The judge said it was a "demand expanding operation" and that what Ulbricht did was thoughtful, as opposed to just being an economic experiment. She added that he...
  • Flag-Stomping Protester Wrestled by Playboy Model Threatens to Kill All Whites

    05/29/2015 6:21:25 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    I J Review.com ^ | 5/28/2015 | KYLE BECKER
    At Valdosta State University last month, activist Eric Sheppard led a protest of flag-stomping participants and was promptly met by veteran and former Playboy model Michelle Manhart in a skirmish that captured headlines. The defacing of the American flag by stomping on it caught on and became known as the “Eric Sheppard challenge.” Now, the wanted activist Sheppard has been arrested for possessing a handgun in his backpack on the Valdosta State University campus. WCTV reports: Valdosta police have confirmed that Eric Sheppard was arrested in Tampa, Florida Thursday morning without incident. Sheppard is widely known for stomping and walking...
  • President Obama’s legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy

    05/26/2015 10:00:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/27/2015 | Amber Phillips
    President Obama's second-term agenda, it seems, is in the hands of the courts. Same-sex marriage. Obamacare. Climate change. And now immigration. And in many cases, there is significant doubt about whether his signature initiatives will stand legal scrutiny. The latest blow to Obama's second-term plans came Tuesday when a federal appeals court in New Orleans denied the administration's request to move forward with implementing his expanded executive action on immigration to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. Texas and 25 other states have sued to have it shelved. The drama is sure to ensue for months, writes the Post's...
  • Adios, America! The Left's Plan to Turn US Into a Third World Hell Hole (Coulter's new book)

    05/25/2015 7:10:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 189 replies
    Ann Coulter is back, more fearless than ever. In Adios, America she touches the third rail in American politics, attacking the immigration issue head-on and flying in the face of La Raza, the Democrats, a media determined to cover up immigrants' crimes, churches that get paid by the government for their "charity," and greedy Republican businessmen and campaign consultants—all of whom are profiting handsomely from mass immigration that's tearing the country apart. Applying her trademark biting humor to the disaster that is U.S. immigration policy, Coulter proves that immigration is the most important issue facing America today.
  • Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims

    05/24/2015 7:18:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/24/2015 | SHASHANK BENGALI
    He's been described as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," but Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world's most famous fictional spy. "James Bond is a nationalist," the cherub-faced monk said in a recent interview. Flashing a smile, he offered a vague recollection of a movie in which 007, in order to extract information from a woman, took her to bed. "While he did not take much pleasure in the act," Wirathu said, "he did it for his country." His questionable reading of Bond aside, the firebrand Wirathu firmly says he is defending Myanmar against the people he...
  • Obama wins trade victory in the Senate

    05/22/2015 6:53:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 178 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/22/2015 | Paul Kane
    President Obama won a big victory for his trade agenda Friday with the Senate’s approval of fast-track legislation that could make it easier for him to complete a wide-ranging trade deal that would include 11 Pacific Rim nations. A coalition of nearly 50 Senate Republicans and more than 10 Democrats voted for Trade Promotion Authority late Friday, sending the legislation to the House for a difficult fight as Obama faces more entrenched opposition from Democrats. The Senate coalition fought off several attempts by opponents to undermine the legislation, defeating amendments that were politically popular but potentially poisonous to Obama’s bid...