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  • The political wars damage public perception of Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roberts says

    02/04/2016 7:51:24 AM PST · by bkopto · 46 replies
    WaCompost ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Robert Barnes
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said late Wednesday that partisan extremism is damaging the public's perception of the role of the Supreme Court, recasting the justices as players in the political process rather than its referees. Divisive battles over confirmations and mischaracterization of the merits of the court's decisions worry him, Roberts told a ballroom crowd of about 1,000 people at a celebration of Law Day for the New England School of Law. Criticism of the court "doesn't bother me at all," Roberts said, so long as is it not based on a misunderstanding of how the court differs...
  • 10,000 Migrants to be Housed in Berlin’s Luxury Hotels While Local Homeless Go Without Shelter

    02/03/2016 7:34:38 PM PST · by bkopto · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 3, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    The Berlin Senate has announced an audacious, and some would say totally inappropriate plan to house 10,000 migrants in mid level to luxury hotels in the city with a total price tag of at least 600 million euros. The senate has requested a contract with Grand City Hotels to lease out 22 hotels to house migrants in the city. According to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine the senate entered negotiations with London-based Hampton Holding, the owners of the popular Holiday Inn and Wyndam hotels in Berlin. SNIP There has been outrage across social media platforms in Germany and elsewhere on the...
  • Waffle House offering reservations for candlelit Valentine’s dinners

    01/26/2016 2:56:34 PM PST · by bkopto · 12 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | Jan 26, 2016 | STAFF
    Restaurant chain Waffle House announced it will shed its fast-casual style for a single night to offer candlelit romantic dinners for Valentine's Day. The Georgia-based chain said lovers with an appetite for romance are being encouraged to make Valentine's Day reservations at dozens of the eatery's locations to save on the high cost of a formal dinner at a fancy restaurant. The chain said the "It's a Waffle House Love Story" promotion marks the ninth year of the chain offering customers a Valentine's Day experience.
  • Meacham Suggests He Prefers Dog Feces to Cruz or Trump, Ties Reagan to Enviro Problem

    01/26/2016 9:29:12 AM PST · by bkopto · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/24/2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a panel member on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, author and former Newsweek editor-in-chief Jon Meacham made a crack suggesting he would prefer dog excrement for President over GOP candidates Ted Cruz or Donald Trump, as host Maher asked panel members which of the two Republican frontrunners they would pick if they had no other choice. Maher began the segment by asking panel members to indicate whether they would prefer Cruz or Trump for President if they knew ahead of time the Democrat would lose. After Republican consultant and anti-Trump activist Liz Mair declared that...
  • Oregon governor: Refuge takeover 'intolerable', costing taxpayers $100K per week

    01/20/2016 5:40:12 PM PST · by bkopto · 25 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | staff
    The governor of Oregon on Wednesday expressed further disdain for the small militia that's occupied a federal bird sanctuary in the southern part of the state for two and-a-half weeks now. Gov. Kate Brown called the group's occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Harney County "intolerable" and criticized federal authorities' handling of the takeover. The militia, led by Ammon Bundy, has been holed up on the federal land for 19 days and has refused numerous orders to leave. "This spectacle of lawlessness must end," Brown said. "This situation is absolutely intolerable and it must be resolved immediately."
  • Doctor 'does head transplant on a monkey' – and plans to do a human next

    01/20/2016 2:38:57 PM PST · by bkopto · 71 replies
    Metro ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | Andrew Griffin
    A maverick surgeon who plans to transplant a human head onto another body has successfully performed the operation on a monkey, he claims. Sergio Canavero made the shocking claim after a series of experiments on animals and human corpses, according to New Scientist. Canavero said, 'The monkey fully survived the procedure without any neurological injury of whatever kind.' Canavero claims that researchers led by Xiaoping Ren at Harbin Medical University connected up the blood supply between the head and the new body. They did not attempt to connect the spinal cord, and the monkey died 22 hours later - but...
  • That Miss Washington USA scandal may now involve a stabbing of ex-Sounder Marco Pappa

    01/15/2016 2:32:12 PM PST · by bkopto · 7 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | Jan 15, 2016 | Scott Sunde
    The scandal of Miss Washington USA, recently forced to resign after she failed to disclose a drunken-driving conviction, just got weirder. "Good Morning America" reported Friday that beauty queen Stormy Keffeler was with former Sounders player Marco Pappa last month when he was allegedly stabbed. KING/5 in Seattle broke the stabbing story Thursday night. She wouldn't comment on the incident to "Good Morning America." KING/5 reports that Pappa was found bloody with a stab wound to his abdomen at a South Lake Union apartment last month.
  • Former 'Power Rangers' Star Allegedly Killed Roommate with a Sword

    01/15/2016 10:21:51 AM PST · by bkopto · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 14, 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Former Power Rangers actor Ricardo Medina Jr. has officially been charged with the murder of his roommate. SNIP The actor allegedly stabbed Sutter several times in the abdomen with a sword. Sutter was rushed to a Los Angeles area hospital with multiple stab wounds, where he later died.
  • Two Muskogee women charged with child abuse, neglect (Lesbians)

    01/14/2016 1:03:03 PM PST · by bkopto · 42 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Jan 13, 2016 | Stacy Ryburn
    MUSKOGEE, OK - Two Muskogee women accused of beating a 5-year-old so severely that he suffered two strokes while in a hospital were arrested Tuesday on charges of child abuse and neglect. SNIP ...investigators determined that the boy had been locked in a room and bound with duct tape over his eyes. The boy told investigators that his mother, Stevens, and Stevens' girlfriend, Jones, had beaten him with a belt, the affidavit states. Police allege in the affidavit that Stevens hit the boy's hand with a hammer and that Jones "kicked him so hard in the groin that it made...
  • Mexico aims to fulfill U.S. extradition request for 'Chapo' Guzman: sources

    01/09/2016 9:13:31 AM PST · by bkopto · 29 replies
    Rooters ^ | Jan 9, 2016 | Dave Graham, Simon Gardner, Mary Milliken
    Mexico's government aims to fulfill a request from the United States to extradite the newly-recaptured drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman to face drug trafficking charges, sources familiar with the situation said on Saturday. The Mexican Attorney General's office will be working as fast as possible to establish the path to extradition, and Chapo could be extradited by mid-year, one of the sources said. However the timing will likely depend on any injunctions filed by Guzman´s lawyers.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Citizens United Video Compares Bill Clinton To Bill Cosby

    01/07/2016 2:14:53 PM PST · by bkopto · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/7/2016 | Patrick Howley
    The conservative nonprofit group Citizens United is comparing Bill Clinton's lurid history with women to that of accused serial rapist Bill Cosby. SNIP "We saw what Hillary Clinton is doing, trying to make this election about women and women's issues," Citizens United president David Bossie told Breitbart News. "We just wanted to make everybody see that there's no major difference between the two. The abuse of power, and the attacks on the women."
  • Hank Greenberg Gives $10 Million to Super PAC Backing Jeb Bush

    01/07/2016 10:37:46 AM PST · by bkopto · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan 7, 2016 | Beth Reinhard
    Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg, who built American International Group Inc. into a world-wide financial powerhouse before its controversial government bailout, has donated $10 million to the super PAC backing Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, making him one of the largest contributors in the 2016 race.
  • Puerto Rico defaults on $37 mn in debt

    01/05/2016 4:20:57 PM PST · by bkopto · 12 replies
    La Prensa ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | staff
    The government of Puerto Rico has failed to make $37.3 million in debt repayments, a selective default dictated by lack of liquidity, Public Affairs Secretary Jesus Manuel Ortiz told EFE Tuesday. The island's government signaled last week that it would not make the payments, which were due by midnight Monday. The defaulted debt corresponds to $35.9 million in bonds issued by the Puerto Rico Infrastructure Finance Authority and $1.4 million in Public Finance Corp. bonds. Rating agency Standard & Poor's said Monday that if Puerto Rico didn't pay the $37.3 million by midnight, the bonds would be declared in default....
  • Democratic US Rep. Jim McDermott announces retirement

    01/04/2016 1:18:52 PM PST · by bkopto · 59 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 1/4/2016 | staff
    Longtime Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) of Washington state is retiring.
  • Jeb Bush: "Despondent, Depressed & Angry At The World."

    12/29/2015 4:04:44 PM PST · by bkopto · 139 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | December 18, 2015 | by DCWhispers
    He was supposed to win the GOP nomination easily and just six months ago, it appeared he would do just that. He had tens of millions of donor dollars at the ready, the approval of the GOP Establishment, and a successful stint as governor of one of the most important swing states in the country. Nothing went as planned. SNIP A D.C. Whispers source painted the Bush campaign with the following colors: "He just doesn't have it and he's not a good enough politician to fake it. He's also suffering from eight years of Barack Obama faking it and voters...
  • Obama Family Declares Declare Solidarity With 'Our Fellow Christians' In The Middle East

    While continuing to enjoy their Christmas vacation in Hawaii, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama issued a statement acknowledging the suffering of persecuted Christians in the Middle East. The Obamas pointed out that during the season of Advent, Christians around the world were preparing to celebrate Christmas – and signaled solidarity with the persecuted. "Michelle and I are also ever-mindful that many of our fellow Christians do not enjoy that right, and hold especially close to our hearts and minds those who have been driven from their ancient homelands by unspeakable violence and persecution," the statement read.
  • Treasury Department delays decision on which woman to put on $10 bill

    12/13/2015 9:00:39 AM PST · by bkopto · 56 replies
    CBS ^ | Dec 11, 2015 | staff
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew won't be deciding which woman to feature on the next $10 dollar bill until 2016, after initially saying he would finalize a pick by the end of the year, a Treasury spokesperson tells CBS News. "The public's input on redesigning our currency has been a valuable part of Secretary Lew's decision making process," the spokesperson told CBS News' Julianna Goldman. "As a result of the tremendous amount of engagement, we have many more ideas than we had originally anticipated. Therefore, we are taking additional time to carefully review and consider a range of options to honor...
  • DON’T BUY MASTER LOCKS! One-Minute Break-in Video You Will Not Believe! Are You Kidding Me?

    12/02/2015 7:48:37 AM PST · by bkopto · 33 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Dec 1, 2015 | IWB
    Direct link to video
  • Pope Francis: The world is near ‘suicide’ on climate change; ‘it’s now or never’

    11/30/2015 2:46:35 PM PST · by bkopto · 95 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 30, 2015 | Niraj Chokshi
    Environmental negotiators meeting in Paris should strike a climate change deal to save a world "at the limits of suicide," Pope Francis said on Monday. "I am not sure, but I can say to you 'now or never'," he told a group of reporters aboard the papal plane, en route home from Africa, according to Reuters. "Every year the problems are getting worse. We are at the limits. If I may use a strong word I would say that we are at the limits of suicide." The comments come at the start of a United Nations-sponsored environmental summit in Paris,...
  • White House Honors LGBT ‘Champions of Change’ with Transgender Movie Night

    11/20/2015 4:13:00 PM PST · by bkopto · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 20, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    The White house announced on Friday that it would hold a screening of the upcoming transgender drama The Danish Girl and Amazon's transgender series Transparent next week as part of its new "White House LGBT Artists Champions of Change" program. In addition to the screenings on Monday, November 23, the White House will honor nine individuals "for their artistry in advocating for the LGBT community," according to a White House press release. The event will also mark Transgender Remembrance Day, currently observed on November 20.
  • HILLARY CLINTON: MUSLIMS ARE ‘PEACEFUL AND TOLERANT,’ HAVE ‘NOTHING TO DO WITH TERRORISM’

    11/19/2015 11:20:17 AM PST · by bkopto · 164 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 19, 2015 | John Hayward
    In a statement her own campaign Tweeted out as her marquee comment, Clinton declared: "Let's be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism." The UK Daily Mail describes Clinton as "reading her speech at a brisk clip from a teleprompter at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City," but slowing down to mock Republicans over the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism," which "Republicans often accuse President Barack Obama of purposefully avoiding."
  • Condoleezza Rice: I Get The Security Concerns, But The US Should Accept Refugees

    11/18/2015 10:05:12 AM PST · by bkopto · 106 replies
    TPM ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | Sara Jerde
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday (in a room with a governor who said he'd refuse refugees) that she understood the concerns over the security risks, but that the United States needed to accept refugees, as reported by AL.com. Rice made the remarks at the 38th annual Southeast U.S.-Japan conference, in Birmingham, Alabama, according to the publication. Among those in attendance was Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) who had released a statement Sunday that said he would not "stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way." He was one of 13 governors...
  • WOMAN WRESTLES 800-POUND GATOR INTO SUBMISSION AT TEXAS HAIR SALON

    11/09/2015 10:42:12 AM PST · by bkopto · 25 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | Nov 9, 2015 | staff
    An 800-pound alligator has a new home - and a stylish new animal-print muzzle - after being captured outside a Texas hair salon. The alligator, which is blind in one eye, measures more than 12 feet long and is estimated to be 50 years old, was captured Saturday morning in a Sugar Land parking lot by Christy Krobroth, a full-time dental hygienist licensed as an alligator trapper by the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife. "I try to be sweet to these guys," Krobroth told KTRK-TV. "He wasn't too sweet to me but I'll forgive him for that." Video taken...
  • Army Unveils Pink Camouflage Uniform For Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Satire)

    11/07/2015 4:05:17 PM PST · by bkopto · 39 replies
    Duffle Blog ^ | Oct 4, 2015 | Yossarian
    The Army unveiled a new uniform today, the result of a newly-announced partnership with the National Football League to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink camouflage uniform, dubbed Pink Camouflage Pattern (PCP), will be made available to all soldiers within the next week. "We've previously partnered with the NFL in promoting research for traumatic brain injury, and are pleased to again partner with them for another noble cause," said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey. It's not yet clear what role the pink camouflage uniforms will play in Army combat operations. The uniforms have been undergoing field...
  • McDonald’s fries are back in Venezuela—for only $133!

    11/05/2015 4:11:52 PM PST · by bkopto · 25 replies
    Fusion ^ | 11/4/2015 | Manuel Rueda
    The good news is that McDonald's is selling french fries again in Venezuela for the first time in 10 months. The bad news is that Venezuela's economy is in such shambles a large bag of fries costs about 10% of a monthly minimum wage. The "new" fries, which are now being sourced from Venezuelan farms because it's too difficult and costly to import potatoes, were introduced this week with a cheeky social media campaign, that displayed them as somewhat of a mystery item that's coming to a McDonald's near you.
  • Washington Voters Appear To Approve Eyman Tax-Limiting Measure

    11/04/2015 9:48:27 AM PST · by bkopto · 6 replies
    Northwest Public Radio ^ | Nov 4, 2015 | Austin Jenkins
    Washington voters are showing once again that they like the idea of a two-thirds requirement for tax hikes. In early returns, Initiative 1366 was passing with 54 percent of the vote. This was the latest offering from professional initiative sponsor Tim Eyman. It would cut the state sales tax by a penny next spring unless Washington lawmakers send voters a constitutional amendment. That amendment would require a two-thirds vote of the legislature or a vote of the people to raise taxes. At a gathering in Seattle, Eyman declared victory. "I think it's time once and for all for us to...
  • Alcohol to blame for Australians funny accents: expert

    10/30/2015 7:35:08 AM PDT · by bkopto · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | Oct 29, 2015 | staff
    Aussies with funny accents should blame it on the Foster's, says a Melbourne-based language expert. Dean Frenkel, of Victoria University, believes the quirky Australian dialect stems from early settlers' booze-filled conversations. "The Australian alphabet cocktail was spiked by alcohol," Frenkel says in Melbourne's The Age newspaper. "Our forefathers regularly got drunk together and, through their frequent interactions, unknowingly added an alcoholic slur to our national speech patterns."
  • SCARLETT JOHANSSON READS THE BIBLE IN PORN VOICE

    10/28/2015 5:56:50 PM PDT · by bkopto · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 28, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Using an erotic, pornographic tone, Hollywood leading lady Scarlett Johansson reads verses from the Holy Bible on a new comedy album, in order to mock “misogynistic” quotes within the Book of Deuteronomy. Former Saturday Night Live writer and occasional performer Mike O’Brien recruited the A-list star to voice a “Sexy Bible” track on his upcoming comedy album, Tasty Radio.
  • TRUMP TO SUPPORTERS: STOP WATCHING MEGYN KELLY

    10/19/2015 3:42:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 143 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | John Nolte
    Apparently, the feud between Donald Trump and Fox News has now morphed into one where Trump can say whatever he wants and Fox News will still allow him to come on the network to pitch his case to voters. Case in point: Sunday afternoon, Trump told his supporters to stop watching Megyn Kellys primetime show.
  • LEFTWING MUPPETS ON VERGE OF CANCELLATION

    10/12/2015 10:28:16 AM PDT · by bkopto · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 12, 2015 | John Nolte
    Disney did the impossible: destroyed the Muppets. By making the Muppets edgy left-wing partisans who attack Fox News, come out as pro-abortion, and hurl sex jokes, the once-universally beloved franchise has been doomed. First, the leftwing Muppets failed at the box office, and now Kermit and Company are on the verge of having their new television show cancelled.
  • MLKS SISTER-IN-LAW CARJACKED, PUNCHED IN THE FACE IN ATLANTA

    10/11/2015 4:46:08 PM PDT · by bkopto · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/11/2015 | Jerome Hudson
    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s sister-in-law, Naomi King, was carjacked and punched in the face Friday night. No, I wasnt scared, King said according to 11alive. King, an Atlanta native, said she was in route back to her retirement community when she heard a voice demanding that she get out of her car. I said I will not get out of my car. He said I will bust you in your lips,' King said. The man threw a punch at King, hitting her in the face. He gave me a hard lick on my cheek, King said. The carjacker,...
  • HUNTER ESCAPES ATTACK BY SHOVING ARM DOWN BEARS THROAT

    10/05/2015 4:03:23 PM PDT · by bkopto · 83 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | staff
    A Montana bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoving his arm down the animals throat. Chase Dellwo, 26, was hunting with his brother northwest of the town of Choteau on Saturday when he came face-to-face with a 350- to 400-pound male grizzly, the Great Falls Tribune reported
  • Oregon shooting: Gunman had white supremacy, anti-religion leanings, sources say

    10/02/2015 11:01:12 AM PDT · by bkopto · 75 replies
    LA Times ^ | Oct2, 2015 | Muscal, Gerber, Serran0
    Chris Harper Mercer, the shooter in the attack at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, was a "hate-filled" individual who had anti-religion, anti-government and white supremacy leanings, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation.
  • UCC SHOOTING RAMPAGE: At least 13 reported dead including shooter

    10/01/2015 2:13:32 PM PDT · by bkopto · 122 replies
    NR Today ^ | Oct 1, 2105 | staff
    The shooter was asking people to stand up and state their religion and then started firing away, Moore said. Moore was lying there with people who had been shot. There are unconfirmed reports that the shooter had either been shot or had shot himself. An official confirmed that the shooter had been neutralized.
  • Fuel fraud: Government employees steal millions from taxpayers at the pump

    09/27/2015 9:05:10 PM PDT · by bkopto · 19 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | Sept 23, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    As a federal employee at Arlington National Cemetery, Bobby Bennett Harris was authorized two fuel cards to maintain vehicles assigned to the nations most famous burial site. But he got caught using those cards to fill up his personal SUV. What tripped him up? One of the cards that paid for gasoline was assigned to an all-electric vehicle. Oops. Yes, that was an obvious sign, Eric Radwick, special agent for the General Services Administration, deadpanned in an interview with Watchdog.org. In April, Harris agreed to a plea deal with federal prosecutors in Virginia for theft of government property two...
  • Why the House Will Miss John Boehner (Barf Alert)

    09/27/2015 5:05:45 PM PDT · by bkopto · 25 replies
    Polutico ^ | 9/27/2015 | Steve Latourette
    For more than 20 years, House Speaker John Boehner was my friend, adviser, leader and, once in a while, a guy who needed a little help from his friends, too. While his announcement was a stunner, his decision to protect the House instead of his personal ambition didnt surprise his friends at all. In the end, it was his greatest strength that would become his Achilles heel: His love of the institution and his unwillingness to crush the rebellion in his conference early on led directly to the end of his speakership.
  • GAY MEN WANT KIM DAVIS BACK IN JAIL

    09/25/2015 12:21:50 PM PDT · by bkopto · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/25/2015 | Austin Ruse
    Two sources close to Kentucky country clerk Kim Davis tell Breitbart News that the gay men whose demand for a marriage license started her on a path to jail for five days are again trying to get her locked up. ........ It is as if the two men believe the Supreme Court ordered Davis specifically to issue marriage licenses rather than simply guaranteeing that someone will issue marriage licenses to them. This sets up yet another challenge for Davis and almost certainly for Judge David Bunning. Davis will without a doubt refuse. Bunning may determine that the men must be...
  • EMOTIONAL JOHN BOEHNER WIPES AWAY TEARS DURING POPE FRANCIS VISIT

    09/24/2015 10:35:05 AM PDT · by bkopto · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/24/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) who frequently gets emotional during important moments, blinked back tears and wiped his eyes during the papal visit on Capitol Hill today. Boehner has worked to organize a papal visit to Congress for twenty years of his long political career in the House of Representatives an effort that finally reached its conclusion with Pope Franciss visit today.
  • N.Korea 'Trying to Make H-Bomb'

    09/22/2015 9:03:37 AM PDT · by bkopto · 15 replies
    The Chosunilbo ^ | Sept 17, 2015 | staff
    North Korea may be trying to obtain material for a hydrogen bomb by putting reactor at Yongbyon back into operation, a U.S. think tank speculates. In a report on the North's nuclear facility at Yongbyon on Wednesday, David Albright of the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington said, "As part of the renovation of the reactor, North Korean technicians reportedly installed (or renovated) irradiation channels in the core." "One candidate isotope that must be considered is tritium, which could be used in making more sophisticated nuclear weapons." He speculated that the North may want to conduct another nuclear...
  • How the Republican race has become a total circus, explained in 1 picture

    09/16/2015 1:13:44 PM PDT · by bkopto · 55 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 9/16/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    After delivering a 13-minute "foreign policy" speech in which he touched only briefly on anything approaching foreign policy, Donald Trump began to throw his signature and highly sought after "Make America Great Again" hats into the California crowd. Welcome to the 2016 Republican presidential primary race! Trump has turned the whole process into a giant circus/game show/reality TV program. His speeches are heavy on bombast and lighter-than-air on policy specifics. He uses his Twitter feed and Instagram account to taunt his Republican rivals for being "low-energy" (Jeb Bush) or an "okay doctor" (Ben Carson). He says things ...
  • Hillary admits shes bothered that voters think shes a liar

    09/04/2015 7:36:02 PM PDT · by bkopto · 82 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sept 4, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    Hillary Clinton admits shes bothered by a poll in which voters said the best one-word description of her is liar. It certainly doesnt make me feel good, Clinton responded when asked about the poll by MSNBCs Andrea Mitchell on Friday. Dishonest was the second-most-mentioned word in the Quinnipiac University poll last month, which included Democrats as well as Republicans and independents. During the interview, Clinton refused to apologize for setting up a private email server an issue that her presidential campaign hasnt been able to shake.
  • BUNDLED CABLE DEATH WATCH: Q2 CORD-CUTTING SOARS TO 566,000

    08/11/2015 12:00:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 11, 2015 | John Nolte
    Meanwhile, for around $100 a month pay TV is not only pummeling you with about 20 minutes of ads an hour, but forcing you to pay for a ton of networks you hate. Moreover, many of these networks get a chunk of your cable bill. Even if you dont watch left-wing CNN and MSNBC, if they are on your package, chances are a part of your bill is going directly to both. If you want to put CNN, MSNBC, MTV, and all these other low-rated, left-wing networks out of business, not watching them makes absolutely no difference. You have to...
  • Los Angeles bans 10-round firearm magazines

    07/30/2015 3:03:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/29/2015 | Kelly Cohen
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Mayor Eric Garcetti has already said he would sign the ordinance, which according to the council, will close a loophole in state law already banning the sale and manufacture of such magazines. Anyone who owns the magazines will have 60 days to remove them from the city or turn them over to the Los Angeles Police Department for destruction, transfer or sale. Supporters of the measure believe it will help law enforcement officials prevent mass shootings in the city.
  • Android Stagefright Flaws Put 950 Million Devices at Risk

    07/27/2015 11:42:33 AM PDT · by bkopto · 38 replies
    Threat Post ^ | July 27, 2015 | Michael Mimoso
    Vulnerabilities discovered in the Stagefright media playback engine that is native to Android devices could be the mobile worlds equivalent to Heartbleed. Almost all Android devices contain the security and implementation issues in question; unpatched devices are at risk to straightforward attacks against specific users that put their privacy, data and safety at risk. Google has patched internal code branches, but devices require over-the-air updates and given the shaky history of handset manufacturers and carriers pushing out security fixes, its unknown how long it will take to update vulnerable devices, or whether some will ever get fixed. SNIP Drake estimates...
  • OKLAHOMA WEATHER RADAR PICKS UP MASSIVE TEXAS BUG SWARM

    07/23/2015 11:35:19 AM PDT · by bkopto · 33 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 23, 2015 | staff
    A swarm of grasshoppers and beetles is headed from Texas to Oklahoma, having last been spotted by weather radar near the Red River border on Wednesday. The swarm of bugs was picked up by the radar systems of the National Weather Service of Norman, Oklahoma. SNIP Rangers at Copper Breaks State Park in Quanah, Texas a town on the Red River, which divides Texas and Oklahoma confirmed the swarm was made up of grasshoppers and beetles. The swirling collection of insects measured 50 miles across. Some of the bugs were flying as high as 2,500 feet.
  • Man who threw banana peel at Dave Chappelle appears in court

    07/13/2015 2:36:09 PM PDT · by bkopto · 7 replies
    Breitbart AP ^ | July13, 2105 | staff
    SANTA FE, N.M. The attorney for the man accused of throwing a banana peel at comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance in Santa Fe said Monday his client isnt a racist and that Chappelle should have to testify in the case or drop it. Attorney Rod Thompson, who is African American, made the comments to The Santa Fe New Mexican after a status hearing before Magistrate Judge Donita Sena. Thompsons client, Christian Englander, who is white, is facing charges of disturbing the peace and battery after the fruit-throwing incident in March. Englander had acknowledged throwing a peel from a...
  • VICE MEDIA HIRES OBAMAS FORMER BODY MAN REGGIE LOVE

    07/09/2015 12:09:51 PM PDT · by bkopto · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2015 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Today Vice Sports announced the decision to hire Obamas former body man Reggie Love as its new Editor-at-Large. You might remember Reggie as President Obamas longtime personal aide and a former football and basketball player for Duke University, the site writes. You are about to know Reggie as a valuable member of the VICE Sports team, a brand ambassador who will help us connect even more so with the biggest and most fascinating names in sports.
  • OK Gov. Defies State Supreme Court: 10 Commandments Monument Remains

    07/07/2015 7:19:08 PM PDT · by bkopto · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 7, 2015 | William Bigelow
    One governor is showing the way to stand up to anti-Judeo-Christian secularists assaulting Biblical values. On Tuesday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin defied the states supreme court, asserting that the Ten Commandments monument stationed at the Capitol will remain despite the courts ruling that it has to be removed. Prompted by the ACLU, which filed a challenge on behalf of four plaintiffs, the court ruled 7-2 to overrule a lower court ruling allowing the monument to stay. SNIP On Tuesday, Fallin continued, Oklahoma is a state where we respect the rule of law, and we will not ignore the state courts...
  • GAY TEACHER FILES FEDERAL DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    07/01/2015 1:46:00 PM PDT · by bkopto · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2015 | Susan Berry
    Following the Supreme Courts ruling on same-sex marriage last Friday, a gay teacher who formerly served as band director at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia has filed a federal lawsuit against the Catholic school claiming discrimination because of his sexual orientation. Flint Dollar, who is represented by attorney Charles E. Cox, Jr., says he signed a contract with the school on May 1, 2014 and announced to school officials he would be marrying his gay partner the following October without any objection from them, reports The Telegraph. He was fired three weeks later. However, a 13WMAZ News report...
  • South Texas Farmer Dies From Bee Attack

    06/29/2015 1:52:31 PM PDT · by bkopto · 20 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | June 29, 2015 | staff
    A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo. The San Benito Fire Department on Monday identified the victim as 53-year-old Rogelio Zuniga. Fire Chief Raul Zuniga Jr., who's a cousin of the victim, says the attack happened Sunday afternoon. Rogelio Zuniga was using a disk on the field when the tractor hit an old concrete pipe meant for irrigation. The fire chief says the bees came from an opening in the pipe. The victim was dead at the scene. The fire chief says an exterminator...