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  • My Sister Kate: The Destructive Feminist Legacy of Kate Millett

    02/13/2018 1:07:50 PM PST · by digger48 · 28 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2/7/2018 | Mark Tapson
    Feminist icon Kate Millett passed away recently in Paris at the age of 82. Her 1970 book Sexual Politics, called “the Bible of Women’s Liberation” by the New York Times, had a seismic effect on feminist thought and launched Millett as what the Times called “a defining architect of second-wave feminism.” In a cover story that same year, TIME magazine crowned her “the Mao Tse-tung of Women’s Liberation.” Fellow feminist Andrea Dworkin said that Millett woke up a sleeping world. Kate’s sister Mallory, a CFO for several corporations, resides in New York City with her husband of over twenty years.In...
  • Trump vs Talking Heads - Swedemason

    12/02/2017 7:06:58 PM PST · by digger48 · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/2/17 | swedemason
    Once in Trumps lifetime
  • Clinton: DOJ investigating me would be 'abuse of power'

    11/16/2017 12:14:32 AM PST · by digger48 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/17 | Josh Delk
     Hillary Clinton on Wednesday warned that if President Trump directs his Justice Department to investigate her role in a 2010 sale of a uranium company, it would be “a disastrous step into politicizing the Justice Department.”  "This is such an abuse of power," Clinton said in an interview with Mother Jones, following reports that the Justice Department is considering appointing a special counsel to investigate. "I regret if they do it because it will be such a disastrous step to politicizing the justice system," she said. "If they send a signal that we’re going to be like some dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime, where political opponents are going...
  • States begin teaching armed drivers how to interact with police

    07/23/2017 8:34:46 AM PDT · by digger48 · 41 replies
    wthr ^ | 07/22/17 | WTHR.COM STAFF
    PHOENIX (AP) — Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over. Arizona, which allows residents to carry weapons without permits, recently changed its rule book for the road in a bid to avoid confrontations such as the one that killed Philando Castile. The Minnesota man, who had a gun permit, was fatally shot during a 2016 traffic stop after telling an officer he was armed. Arizona is among a small number of states instructing drivers on what to expect...
  • Sen. Joe Donnelly profits from job outsourcing he slams

    07/13/2017 6:36:02 AM PDT · by digger48 · 8 replies
    Kokomo Tribune ^ | 7-13-2017 | BRIAN SLODYSKO
    INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana senator railed against Carrier Corp. for moving manufacturing jobs to Mexico last year, even as he profited from a family business that relies on Mexican labor to produce dye for ink pads, according to records reviewed by The Associated Press. Joe Donnelly, considered one of the nation's most vulnerable Democratic senators up for re-election next year, has long blasted free-trade policies for killing American jobs. He accused Carrier, an air conditioner and furnace maker, of exploiting $3-an-hour workers when it announced plans to wind down operations in Indiana and move to Mexico. However, an arts and...
  • Illinois House Overrides Gov. Rauner’s Veto on Tax Hike, Budget Bill

    07/06/2017 5:13:52 PM PDT · by digger48 · 69 replies ^ | 7-6-17 | Mary Chastain
    The Illinois House voted to override Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of the income tax hike and budget bill. This is the first budget Illinois has passed in two years. The House voted 71-42, which is the bare minimum House Speaker Mike Madigan needed, after a security incident delayed the vote for two hours. The House passed the tax hike and budget bill on Sunday with 72 votes, including 15 Republicans. A few flip flopped, according to The Chicago Tribune: On Thursday, there were some slight changes. One lawmaker who previously voted for the income tax hike on Sunday, Republican...
  • No, President Trump Was Likely Not ‘Rejected’ by Poland’s First Lady

    07/06/2017 2:03:12 PM PDT · by digger48 · 35 replies
    EpochTimes ^ | July 6, 2017 | Epoch Newsroom
    A viral video (and GIFs) apparently show President Donald Trump being “rejected” by Poland’s first lady, some media outlets have claimed. The full length clip shows Poland’s first lady, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, shaking Melania Trump’s hand before she shakes President Trump’s hand. As President Trump shakes Polish President Andrzej Duda’s hand, Kornhauser-Duda can be seen looking at Melania. She then extends her hand to Melania as Trump extends his hand for the handshake. The whole thing takes about five seconds. But out-of-context GIFs show the Polish first lady passing over Trump’s handshake offer—without showing her shaking Trump’s hand immediately after shaking...
  • Chaffetz Joins Fox News – Cited Money as One Reason He Quit Congress

    06/30/2017 5:14:36 PM PDT · by digger48 · 95 replies ^ | June 30, 2017 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Now former Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Jason Chaffetz shocked many when he abruptly announced he’d be quitting Congress before the end of his term. In a recent interview, Chaffetz insisted his decision was personal, that he was disappointed by the state of politics, and that he and his wife made the decision together for personal reasons. Chaffetz alluded to living on a tight budget, but only this week did he confirm money played a role in the decision-making process. Congressmen make $170,000 a year. Chaffetz called it a “handsome salary” but not enough to maintain two separate households,...
  • Trump administration slashes grant for group combating white extremism

    06/25/2017 8:08:25 AM PDT · by digger48 · 32 replies
    WISH ^ | June 24, 2017 | ap
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting radical Islamists. A grant announcement by the Department of Homeland Security eliminated funding for the Chicago-based Life After Hate, which was initially awarded the money in January during the closing days of the Obama administration. (snip) In all, Homeland Security awarded $10 million to 26 police and community organizations, none of which has a specific mission to counter groups in the so-called “alt-right,” a hodge-podge of...
  • House cat protects family from intruder

    06/09/2017 8:23:51 PM PDT · by digger48 · 75 replies
    WISH ^ | June 8, 2017 | Vi Nguyen
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis woman is calling her house cat a hero for protecting her family from a man trying to break into her home on the city’s southeast side. The woman told police she was watching television in her living room when she heard someone at her front door. It happened early Wednesday morning on Finley Avenue near Walker Avenue. Cynthia Kootz told 24-Hour News 8 she got Binky about six years ago. She described him as loyal — her best friend and protector. She said the man pushed open the screen window, and that’s when Binky came...
  • How can Ginsburg participate in Travel Order case after her *campaign* statements about Trump?

    06/03/2017 7:29:10 AM PDT · by digger48 · 48 replies ^ | Friday, June 2, 2017 | William A. Jacobson
    Donald TrumpÂ’s second Executive Order on visa entry from six majority Muslim countries is now before the Supreme Court. Trump is seeking review of the 4th CircuitÂ’s decision upholding a Maryland District Court injunction halting the Executive Order. In addition to the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari asking SCOTUS to hear the case on the merits, Trump has a request for a stay of the lower court injunctions pending a decision on the merits. The application is on a fast track, with the Court setting June 12 as the deadline for opposition papers. The 4th CircuitÂ’s decision found that...
  • Texas woman reimburses man $17.31 after he threatened to sue after bad date

    05/20/2017 12:25:02 PM PDT · by digger48 · 112 replies
    WISH ^ | May 19, 2017 | WCMH Staff Reports
    AUSTIN, TX ( — The man who claimed he was going to sue a woman for texting during their first date has opted to call it off. Brandon Vezmar met Crystal Cruz on the online dating app Bumble. On Saturday, he took her to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at a movie theater in Austin, Texas. He claimed she was texting through the movie and got fed up. “Maybe you can take it outside,” he said he told her. “She was behaving as if it was normal,” he told Inside Edition. “So much so, that I thought to...
  • Pregnant 10-year-old’s family speaks out in Marion molestation case

    05/19/2017 5:53:09 PM PDT · by digger48 · 32 replies
    WISH ^ | May 19, 2017 | Megan Sanctorum
    MARION, Ind. (WISH) – The grandmother of a young girl who was molested and impregnated in Marion says the man charged with the crime was someone they trusted. 34-year-old Nicholas Deon Thrash is facing 10 counts of child molestation. “He’s not type of person that you’d think would do something like this,” said the grandmother. She said she met Thrash multiple times. “We invited him into our home. He helped my husband all he could,” said the grandmother. Now Thrash is behind bars, and family says the young girl is 20 weeks pregnant. “Now her whole life has changed. …...
  • Records show $1 million worth of medical equipment missing from VA hospital

    05/05/2017 12:22:33 PM PDT · by digger48 · 18 replies
    WISH ^ | : May 4, 2017, | Bennett Haeberle
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — More than $1 million worth of medical equipment has been declared lost from the Indianapolis VA Roudebush Medical Center in recent years, an I-Team 8 investigation has uncovered. At best, VA officials concede that the losses are small in terms of the inventory’s size, but may indicate poor record-keeping. At worst, the records show a systemic pattern of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of items that go missing each year at the Indianapolis VA. What’s more, I-Team 8 discovered that four years after the VA inked a massive $543 million contract to install tracking devices on...
  • NYC mayor announces plan for free preschool for 3-year-olds

    04/30/2017 11:52:34 AM PDT · by digger48 · 48 replies
    WISH ^ | April 30, 2017 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Free preschool for 4-year-olds was a signature issue that helped New York City’s mayor win office in 2013. Now up for re-election, Bill de Blasio wants to add thousands of classroom seats for 3-year-olds, too. His initiative, which could eventually enroll up to 62,000 kids, would be among the largest public investments in preschool in the United States for children that young. A few states, including Florida and Oklahoma, have universal, publicly funded pre-K for 4-year-olds, but such programs for 3-year-olds are much more rare. Education advocates said the plan announced last week by de Blasio,...
  • Neighbors react after 80-year-old arrested on rape charge

    04/25/2017 6:45:53 PM PDT · by digger48 · 44 replies
    WISH ^ | April 25, 2017 | Howard Monroe
    KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) — People in Kokomo are on edge following the arrest of an 80-year-old on rape charges. A woman told police it happened Sunday night on Lafountain Street. According to Kokomo police the woman went to the man’s house to sell him a tablet. It’s not clear how this transaction was initiated, but police say it didn’t originate online. The 29-year-old woman says she was held against her will at gunpoint. Police arrested William Graham for rape, armed robbery and confinement. 24-Hour News 8 was able to speak with the man’s brother, who says this is out of...
  • Court rules officer can’t sue gun shop after being shot by suspect

    04/24/2017 6:37:24 PM PDT · by digger48 · 18 replies
    WISH ^ | April 24, 2017 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indiana Supreme Court says an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer cannot sue a gun shop for damages after a suspect shot him with a gun bought at the store. According to court documents, Demetrious Martin, a convicted felon who was unable to legally purchase or possess a firearm, shot IMPD Officer Dwayne Runnels during a traffic stop in December of 2011. The vehicle was stopped after matching the description of a car connected to an armed robbery and shooting. As Runnels approached the vehicle, Martin exited the car and proceeded to fire two shots at Runnels....
  • Police: ISU prof. faked anti-Muslim threats after being told he was losing job

    04/24/2017 6:26:54 PM PDT · by digger48 · 8 replies
    WISH ^ | April 24, 2017 | WTWO Staff Reports
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO) – An assistant professor at Indiana State University has been arrested in regards to recent emails threatening the Muslim community. ISU officials say Azhar Hussain, an assistant professor of aviation technology at the university, was arrested on a felony charge of obstruction of justice, and a misdemeanor charge of harassment. Hussain has also been immediately suspended from his teaching duties, according to Provost Mike Licari. ISU officials say the charges stem from emails that were received on campus, containing anti-Muslim messages and threats toward members of the Muslim community. Officials say the first report of the...
  • Former Clinton Spokeswoman: The Press Leans Left, But That Makes Them Tougher on Democrats

    04/13/2017 11:25:22 AM PDT · by digger48 · 32 replies
    free beacon ^ | April 12, 2017 | David Rutz
    Former Hillary Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmeri acknowledged Wednesday that the press has a liberal bias, but she claimed that actually makes journalists harder on Democrats in their coverage. Palmieri spoke alongside former Bush administration spokesman Ari Fleischer at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., as part of a series of panels on "First Amendment challenges in the early days of the Trump administration." "I think most journalists are probably leaning more to the left than the right," she said. "Think about the kind of person that's drawn to do this as a career. They believe in government, they think politics matters,...
  • Senator Donnelly announces he will support Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court nomination

    04/02/2017 11:40:47 AM PDT · by digger48 · 53 replies
    WISH ^ | April 2, 2017 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly announced he will support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for his Supreme Court seat. The announcement came Sunday afternoon in a decision that differed from many other Democrats who opposed the nominee. Donnelly said in a statement: I have said consistently that part of my job is to carefully review, debate, and vote on judicial nominations, including nominees to the Supreme Court. It is my obligation as Senator to consider the qualifications of each nominee that comes to the Senate floor to determine if he or she can faithfully serve on our...