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  • Pentagon Not Targeting Islamic State Training Camps

    08/29/2015 5:48:24 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/28/2015 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon has not conducted airstrikes against an estimated 60 Islamic State (IS) training camps that are supplying thousands of fighters each month to the terror group, according to defense and intelligence officials. The camps are spread throughout Islamic State-controlled areas of Iraq and Syria and are off limits in the U.S.-led international bombing campaign because of concerns about collateral damage, said officials familiar with planning and execution of the yearlong bombing campaign. Additionally, the IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) camps have been so successful that Islamic State leaders are considering expanding the camps to Libya and Yemen....
  • WaPo Fails to Identify ‘Close’ Clinton Adviser Used in Ignatius Column to Clear Hillary

    08/28/2015 6:17:31 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/28/2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post published a column Thursday night by David Ignatius that purports to clear leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing in exclusively using a home brew server kept in her home that held top secret classified information during her four year tenure as secretary of state. The column is entitled The Hillary Clinton e-mail ‘scandal’ that isn’t. Ignatius’ lead defense witness for Clinton is one Jeffrey Smith who is given four paragraphs of quotes defending Clinton. Ignatius identifies Smith as “a former CIA general counsel who’s now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Handling of Email Issue Frustrates Democratic Leaders

    08/28/2015 11:04:47 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/27/2015 | PATRICK HEALY, JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Democratic leaders are increasingly frustrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s failure to put to rest questions about her State Department email practices and ease growing doubts among voters about her honesty and trustworthiness. On top of that, many say, her repeated jokes and dismissive remarks on the email controversy suggest that she is not treating it seriously enough. Interviews with more than 75 Democratic governors, lawmakers, candidates and party members have laid bare a widespread bewilderment that Mrs. Clinton has allowed a cloud to settle over her candidacy — by using a private email server in the first place, since it...
  • Vester Flanagan Threatened Colleagues, Played the Race Card for Years

    08/27/2015 8:06:25 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 75 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 8/26/2015 | Katie Zavadski, Kate Briquelet
    The cold-blooded Roanoke killer kept getting fired, kept threatening co-workers, and kept claiming he was the real victim. Vester Lee Flanagan claimed in a suicide note Wednesday that June’s massacre of black parishioners at a South Carolina church was “the tipping point” that sent him on the path to murdering two journalists on live television Wednesday. But in court papers and interviews with The Daily Beast, former colleagues describe Flanagan as a problematic employee, who was repeatedly reprimanded for his harsh treatment of coworkers, and complained racism was behind harsh evaluations of his work. “He just had a history of...
  • Refugees race into Hungary as border fence nears completion

    08/26/2015 5:53:13 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/25/2015 | Michael Birnbaum
    Thousands of refugees, most fleeing wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been snaking northward through the Balkans in recent days, confronting a Europe woefully unprepared to deal with them at every step. Most endured a perilous crossing to Greece aboard rafts and boats, some barely fit to sail. They traversed Greece, a nation paralyzed by economic crisis and too poor to handle a flow of people that in July hit a record high. At the border with Macedonia late last week, they trudged through a wall of riot police, who fought them back with tear gas before relenting. Now,...
  • Steven Spielberg and the Temple of Obama (Grab a barf bag)

    08/22/2015 4:56:48 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/21/2015 | Matthew Continetti
    The closest I’ve ever come to glimpsing hell was on Monday, when I read an article in the New York Times headlined, “With High-Profile Help, Obama Plots Life After Presidency.” Reporters Shear and Harris reveal the “methodical effort taking place inside and outside the White House as the president, first lady, and a cadre of top aides map out a post-presidential infrastructure and endowment they estimate could cost as much as $1 billion” ... Post-presidencies have become as competitive and grueling as presidencies themselves, requiring elaborate libraries and foundations, meaningful causes, books and speeches and appropriately timed social media indignation,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Special Operations Vets Call For Kerry To Strip Hillary Of Security Clearance

    08/19/2015 4:33:20 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/19/2015 | Richard Pollock
    A group of special operations veterans and intelligence community officials have formally asked Secretary of State John Kerry to strip former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of her security clearance along with three of her top aides, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The organization, called the Special Operations Educational Fund, wrote Kerry August 5 asking that he “immediately suspend the security clearances” because of Clinton’s use of a private unsecured email server and domain name that contains classified information. SOF is a 501 (c) 4 nonprofit group. The group also asked Kerry to administratively suspend the security clearances...
  • Most of Buick's future U.S. cars may come from overseas

    08/18/2015 3:10:25 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 51 replies
    Yahoo/Rueters ^ | 8/18/2015 | Paul Lienert and Bernie Woodall
    Most Buick vehicles sold in the United States after 2016 could be imported from China and Europe, according to two sources familiar with parent General Motors Co's plans. Only two of Buick's future U.S. models, replacements for the mid-size LaCrosse sedan and the large Enclave crossover, are expected to be built in North America, according to the sources, who did not want to be identified because their companies work with GM.... In Detroit, Cindy Estrada, head of the UAW's GM department, said the automaker would be "tone deaf" to import vehicles from overseas "after the sacrifices by U.S. taxpayers," as...
  • Business' sign causes a stir (Michael Brown Memorial Fun)

    08/17/2015 10:22:06 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    News-Gazette ^ | 8/13/2015 | Jerry Nowicki
    FARMER CITY — A local business owner with a penchant for controversy set his sights on Ferguson, Mo., this week. "Congrats Michael Brown one year with no criminal behavior," the sign outside Schmidt's Welding and Machine Shop in Farmer City read Tuesday and early Wednesday, days after the one-year anniversary of a Ferguson police officer shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Phil Schmidt, who owns the sign and the business, was unapologetic, saying the message was similar to others he's put up over the years outside his shop at 824 E. High Street. "It is what it...
  • 'I love it. Those messages disappear all by themselves:' Hillary gushes about Snapchat

    08/14/2015 9:57:13 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/14/2015 | Francesca Chambers
    After a week of bad press surrounding her email server Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa this evening, dukes up, hitting Republicans in Congress who have taken her to task over Benghazi and her secret server, GOP frontrunner for president Donald Trump and the Super PACs working against her. And she's 'just getting warmed up.' Clinton embraced the brouhaha over her private server at the Democratic Party 'Wing Ding' in Clear Lake, Iowa, and mocked Republicans accusing her of acting sinisterly. Noting that she recently opened a Snapchat account, Clinton said, 'I love it. Those messages disappear all by themselves.' And...
  • Sesame Street Move Should Mean End of Government TV

    08/14/2015 4:51:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8/13/2015 | Jonathan Tobin
    Every time Republicans have threatened to end funding for the Public Broadcasting System and its radio cousin at National Public Radio, we all knew what to expect. Liberal supporters of the networks would trot out Big Bird, Elmo, Kermit, and the rest of the adorable “Sesame Street” gang of Muppets. Generations of Americans children have grown up with the PBS show. Rather than being forced to defend the indefensible notion of a taxpayer-funded government broadcasting system in the age of cable and the Internet, the argument instead turned into one about mean conservatives trying to pull the plug on a...
  • Being the ex-President's daughter pays off: Hugo Chavez's daughter is Venezuela's richest woman

    08/13/2015 11:21:34 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/11/2015 | Pete D'Amato
    The daughter of Hugo Chavez, the former president who once declared 'being rich is bad,' may be the wealthiest woman in Venezuela, according to evidence reportedly in the hands of Venezuelan media outlets. Maria Gabriela Chavez, 35, the late president's second-oldest daughter, holds assets in American and Andorran banks totaling almost $4.2billion, Diario las Americas reports. ... Others close to Chavez managed to build up great personal wealth that was kept outside the petrostate. Alejandro Andrade, who served as Venezuela’s treasury minister from 2007 to 2010 and was reportedly a close associate of Chavez, was discovered to have $11.2billion in...
  • Jeb Bush forced to abandon rally early after activists start chanting 'Black Lives Matter'

    08/12/2015 11:42:36 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/13/2015 | Wills RObinson
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has been forced to abandon a rally early because of a protest from Black Lives Matter. The former governor of Florida was in Las Vegas for a town hall meeting on Wednesday when he answered a question on racial inequality. An advocate in the crowd of around 150 then started to chant their slogan, so he quickly ended his speech and left the venue without making a final statement or shaking hands with members of the audience. The music he plays when he walks off stage is heard in the background of a video as...
  • Anchor Walks Off Live TV in Disgust After Refusing to Report on Kardashians

    08/11/2015 8:58:27 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 64 replies
    AntiMedia ^ | 8/10/2015 | SM Gibson
    How many people do you know that would agree with the following statement? “I’ve had enough of the Kardashians…I’m sick of this family! (They’re) a non-story!” I believe most of us, including myself, would shout “amen” at the top of their lungs like it’s a Sunday in the South if we heard someone in the media utter those words. Well, get ready to holler. The above exclamations are actually direct quotes spoken by Orlando-area news anchor John Brown during a live broadcast of “Good Day Orlando” on Friday. After covering the usual local news, the show began to transition into...
  • Answers Tough To Find After Cyclist Hit By Chunk Of Concrete (Play Guess the Description)

    08/10/2015 7:18:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 40 replies
    WCCO ^ | 8/9/15 | Nina Moini
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A cyclist in Minneapolis never saw what hit him, but a witness said it was a vicious attack. Mackenzie Jensen has a fractured jaw after someone threw a chunk of concrete at his face from a passing vehicle. Jensen was biking on 41st Street in south Minneapolis Friday afternoon when it happened. He wasn’t doing anything wrong when police say a man drove by in a white Bronco, hurling a concrete chunk the size of a brick at Mackenzie’s head. Police say witnesses saw the man wore a glove, his hands protected from the rough cement. While...
  • Tensions flare in Ferguson on police shooting anniversary (Looting)

    08/10/2015 6:58:37 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    AFP to Yahoo News ^ | 8/10/2015 | Loic Hofstedt
    Tensions flared in the US city of Ferguson late Sunday as looters targeted at least one store following a day of somber remembrance to mark the anniversary of the police shooting of an unarmed black teen. A crowd of about 50 people looted a beauty store in the St. Louis suburb and protesters grew confrontational late in the evening. There was no immediate word of any arrests. Demonstrators had taken to the streets of Ferguson to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter on August 9, 2014 with officer Darren Wilson.
  • Black Lives Matter activists interrupt Bernie Sanders rally (Video laugh riot)

    08/08/2015 7:29:01 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 46 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 8/8/2015 | Graham Johnson
    Video at http://www.kirotv.com/videos/news/raw-video-activists-disrupt-rally-featuring-sen/vDYQxq/ SEATTLE — A Social Security and Medicare rally at Westlake Park that featured Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was interrupted by activists with Black Lives Matter on Saturday afternoon. As Sanders went up to the podium, activists took the stage to protest. Sanders stood aside as the activists spoke. Sanders was scheduled to speak at the event, but due to the disruption the event ended. [snip]
  • Vanity Fair Sucks Up to Chelsea Clinton (Barf Warning)

    08/06/2015 6:06:02 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 8/6/2015 | Glenn Reynolds
    VANITY FAIR SUCKS UP TO CHELSEA CLINTON: No Vanity Fair Content on FR - you have to click the linkEw. Best take: “This reads like propaganda about the love all Soviet people feel for Konstantin Chernenko.”Even Glenn Greenwald is nauseated.Plus: “Yikes. What’s missing is the skeptical, hard-edged tone last seen in the Vogue profile of the Assads.”
  • Woman tries to eat crack cocaine in front of drug agents

    08/04/2015 9:41:56 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    WALB via MOV ^ | 8/1/2015 | Christian McKinney
    DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - A woman wanted for theft tried to eat and swallow crack cocaine while being arrested by officers. Agents with the Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit said Linda Blank, 48, encountered detectives on Cleveland Street near Dewey Avenue. ... As Blank was being arrested, agents discovered that she was attempting to chew up and swallow a small quantity of crack cocaine.
  • Japanese journalist pulls a 'Weiner' in Thailand (Actual title)

    08/01/2015 9:57:33 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | 8/1/2015 | AFP
    Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi apologised Saturday after its Bangkok bureau chief posted an image of his genitals on a mobile forum set up by Thailand's foreign ministry, which warned of "consequences". A spokesman for the channel said the unnamed employee had been removed from the job due to his "extremely inappropriate" behaviour. The ministry demanded an explanation for the graphic picture that appeared late Monday in the forum, which was set up for foreign journalists working in Thailand. "We deeply apologise to the Thai foreign ministry and other people concerned," the spokesman said, adding the journalist had been urged to...
  • How a transgender man tries to honor his Muslim faith (I'm so confused!)

    08/01/2015 8:40:43 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/31/2015 | Garrett Therolf
    Born with female anatomy, Alex had recently begun hormone therapy and decided to fully transition to a male identity. And as he entered his second adolescence, he had decided to rededicate himself to a life as a practicing Muslim. On most days, he returned three times a day for prayer. Alex is aware of media reports that naively heralded Iran as an affirming place for transgender people in the wake of the 1987 decision by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini allowing gender-reassignment surgery. Iran is now the second-largest center for the procedure behind Thailand, according to some estimates. "Those decisions just...
  • Mayor de Blasio: Feds must rescue Puerto Rico

    07/30/2015 12:50:08 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/28/2015 | Robert Hennelly
    Just days before Puerto Rico is expected to default on billions of dollars in debt, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio demanded President Obama and Congress immediately come to the island's fiscal rescue. "It's the federal government's obligation to act, because they can't stand idly by and watch Puerto Rico fail," de Blasio told a crowd of hundreds of Puerto Rico boosters gathered on the steps of City Hall. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito characterized the hedge funds that hold much of the commonwealth's outstanding debt as "vultures that are eating off the misery of Puerto Rico"...
  • POW “War Heroes” and Mr. Trump

    07/19/2015 4:45:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    Never Yet Melted ^ | 7/19/2015 | David Zincavage
    When the last colliery in the Region closed in 1954, my father borrowed several thousand dollars to pay the bribe necessary to gain entry to the Steamfitters Union. The nearest construction work was far away in Westchester County, New York. My father worked on various construction jobs in Westchester, commuting home only on weekends, until he retired in the late 1970s. When I got to be a teenager, my father was able to pull strings to get me work as a helper on construction. One of the regular journeyman plumbers I used to work with was a thin, depressive Polish...
  • Girl bursts into tears after Angela Merkel explains to her exactly why she must be deported

    07/16/2015 10:17:22 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/16/15 | Lydia Willgress
    Full title: 'You can't all come': Palestinian immigrant girl bursts into tears after 'heartless' German leader Angela Merkel explains personally to her on TV exactly why she must be deported The German Chancellor has been criticised for telling a Palestinian girl that her family might be deported because: 'You can't all come.' Angela Merkel made the comments during a discussion with a group of schoolchildren at an event about 'living in Germany'. The girl, known as Reem, surprised Merkel when she revealed her family had been waiting for four years to receive permanent residency. She added that they could be...
  • Egyptian navy vessel erupts in huge fireball as ISIS carry out rocket strike on patrol ship

    07/16/2015 10:04:22 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/16/2015 | Jon Hall
    Full title: Terror on the high seas: Egyptian navy vessel erupts in huge fireball as ISIS carry out rocket strike on patrol ship in the Mediterranean Extremists loyal to the Islamic State in Egypt have attacked a naval patrol ship in the Mediterranean Sea, causing it to burst into flames. The Egyptian military said earlier a coastguard vessel had exchanged shots with militants just two miles off the coast of northern Sinai, an area bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip. There were no fatalities among the vessel's crew in the shootout with the terrorists, according to a Facebook message posted...
  • Obama’s silence on Kathryn Steinle killing is deafening

    07/13/2015 4:18:02 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 45 replies
    WaPo (OpEd) ^ | 7/13/2015 | Marc A. Thiessen
    <p>After Trayvon Martin was killed, President Obama spoke emotionally about his death, declaring “this could have been my son.”</p> <p>After Michael Brown was killed, Obama promised to ensure that “justice is done” and declared: “We lost a young man, Michael Brown, in heartbreaking and tragic circumstances. He was 18 years old. His family will never hold Michael in their arms again.” He even sent administration officials to attend Brown’s funeral.</p>
  • In Fiery Speeches, Francis Excoriates Global Capitalism

    07/11/2015 5:24:40 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/11/2015 | JIM YARDLEY and BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
    ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay — His speeches can blend biblical fury with apocalyptic doom. Pope Francis does not just criticize the excesses of global capitalism. He compares them to the “dung of the devil.” He does not simply argue that systemic “greed for money” is a bad thing. He calls it a “subtle dictatorship” that “condemns and enslaves men and women.” Having returned to his native Latin America, Francis has renewed his left-leaning critiques on the inequalities of capitalism, describing it as an underlying cause of global injustice, and a prime cause of climate change. Francis escalated that line last week when...
  • President Obama Wants To End Independence Day As We Know It

    07/03/2015 9:06:18 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/2/15 | Drew Johnson
    Enjoy Independence Day while you still can. If President Obama gets his way, this could be the last Fourth of July worth celebrating. New ground-level ozone standards being pushed by Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency would result in widespread bans on fireworks shows, backyard grilling and other Independence Day traditions. Because the proposed ozone rule is set so low, things as harmless as a few backyard chefs grilling burgers in the same area at the same time, or even festive fireworks being launched during an Independence Day celebration, could cause an area to violate federal ozone standard thresholds. Such...
  • Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

    07/02/2015 7:20:34 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 39 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/2/2015 | Mark Thiessen
    Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said. "The single most important step for polar bear conservation is decisive action to address Arctic warming," the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a draft recovery plan, part of the process after the agency listed the species as threatened in 2008. "Short of action that effectively addresses the primary cause of diminishing sea ice, it is unlikely that polar bears will be recovered." Halting Arctic warming will require a global commitment, said Jenifer Kohout,...
  • Cartel Land: Coming to theaters in July.... (video)

    06/29/2015 5:32:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 4 replies
    American Digest ^ | 6/29/2015 | Gerard Vanderleun
    and to the United States? Oh, Any Day Now Video at the link or at https://youtu.be/6JD7hPM_yxg From IMDB:With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy - the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley - a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley - Tim...
  • Historic gay marriage ruling stirs emotion across US (Barf alert!)

    06/27/2015 4:33:40 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 25 replies
    WRAL (Raleigh) ^ | 6/27/2015 | AP
    Some snapshots of Americans reacting to the Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states.
  • But Did Obamacare REALLY Save A Kid With A Tumor

    06/27/2015 7:35:26 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Connor D. Wolf
    When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Obamacare Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke of the time he met a mom whose son was saved thanks to the law. But when asked to explain the story, the White House went silent. “And they’ve told me that it has changed their lives for the better,” the president declared. “I’ve had moms come up and say, my son was able to see a doctor and get diagnosed, and catch a tumor early, and he’s alive today because of this law. This law is working. And it’s going to keep doing just that.” After the...
  • CNN DUMMY: Should We Take Down Thomas Jefferson Memorials Because He Owned Slaves?

    06/23/2015 11:10:41 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 76 replies
    dailysurge.com ^ | 23 June 2015 | Jerome Hudson
    <p>CNN DUMMY: Should We Take Down Thomas Jefferson Memorials Because He Owned Slaves?</p> <p>CNN Host: Should We Take Down Thomas Jefferson Memorials Because He Owned Slaves?</p> <p>The debate over whether or not the Confederate flag should be removed from government buildings in South Carolina is squeezing out weapons grade stupidity from just about every corner of the America media today.</p>
  • Gold’s Gym Is Being Harassed On Twitter Over Photos Of The Charleston Shooting Suspect

    06/23/2015 8:35:49 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 60 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 6/21/2015 | Stephanie McNeal
    On Saturday, a racist online manifesto that appears to belong to the suspect in the Charleston church massacre was uncovered. The website, called The Last Rhodesian, purports to detail the racist thoughts of 21-year-old Dylann Roof. [snip] The website also features several photos of Roof doing things such as burning the American flag. In some of the photos, he is wearing a tank top from Gold’s Gym. Since the pictures have been released, people have been directing anger or sarcasm at Gold’s Gym online. [snip] Others say they will cancel their Gold’s Gym membership in protest. Some users even believed...
  • Bernie Sanders Wows Hollywood Progressives at Two L.A. Fundraisers

    06/20/2015 7:58:50 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 11 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/20/2015 | Tina Daunt
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders — slipped quietly into town Saturday for a pair of low-key events that [snip] did warm the hearts of two overflowing crowds of Hollywood progressives. Sanders’ supporters might be called the entertainment industry’s irreconcilables — the left flank of the Hollywood Dems’ most progressive faction, with activists deeply disappointed in Obama, who they supported, and unwilling to sign on to a Clinton presidential campaign. Early Saturday morning, they filled the already blazing frontyard of actress Mimi Kennedy’s Van Nuys home and — at midday — the living room of long-time activists Betty and Stanley Sheinbaum’s sprawling...
  • A note from Jorge Ramos (Univision anchor slime)

    06/20/2015 6:49:59 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 8 replies
    Fusion ^ | 6/19/15 | Jorge Ramos
    As journalists the most important thing we have is our credibility and integrity. We maintain that, in part, through transparency with our audience, our colleagues and our critics. That is why I am disclosing that my daughter, Paola, has accepted a position working with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. [blather snipped] Like many reporters who have parents, siblings or other family members that are active in politics, this will not change how I approach my duty as a journalist. I will continue to report with complete independence and ask the tough questions, the same way I have done for the last...
  • ‘End Austerity Now,’ demand Britons

    06/20/2015 4:35:16 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 6/21/2015 | Parvathi Menon
    End austerity: it’s cheating us all; Jobs not Trident; No cuts; Defy Tory rule; Cut war not welfare; Stop fracking; a Living Wage for mothers; and, The Pope gets it, why can’t you? With the slogans emblazoned on banners, posters and flags, anti-austerity marchers shouted slogans, sang, and beat drums, as they walked through London in what is being called the biggest protest march that the city has seen. The ‘End Austerity Now’ demonstration saw participation by an estimated crowd of between 70,000 and 250,000, all coming together to protest against cuts imposed due to austerity, the threats to the...
  • Why Does McDonald’s Want to Rebrand as a ‘Progressive Burger Company’?

    06/20/2015 1:43:20 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 109 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/17/2015 | George Will
    In January, McDonald’s, leaning against the winds of fashion, said kale would never replace lettuce on its burgers. In May, however, it said it will test kale in a breakfast meal (breakfast is about 25 percent of McDonald’s sales). Kale might or might not cause construction workers to turn at 6 a.m. into McDonald’s drive-through lines, where approximately two-thirds of McDonald’s customers place their orders. McDonald’s also says its milk will soon be without artificial growth hormones, and chicken (McDonald’s sells more of it than of beef) will be free of human antibiotics. All these might be good business decisions...
  • So THAT'S how she does it! Rachel Dolezal 'gets regular spray tans for $60 a month'

    06/17/2015 5:43:24 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/16/2015 | Kelly McLaughlin, Mia De Graaf
    Full title: So THAT'S how she does it! Rachel Dolezal 'gets regular spray tans for $60 a month' and wears a weave to maintain her black identity Rachel Dolezal's dark skin is the result of regular spray tans, reports claim. The former NAACP director, who is white but pretended to be black, is a regular at Palm Beach Tan in Spokane, Washington, sources told TMZ. According to the source, her preferred brand is Mystic Tan, which offers a 'deeper, longer lasting tan' than many of its competitors. It costs $30 a spray, which wear off in three-to-seven days, or $60...
  • Calling America 'Land of Opportunity' offensive, University of California warns professors

    06/16/2015 10:06:30 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    Phrases such as “America is the land of opportunity” and “America is a melting pot" are "micro-aggressions" that could leave some students feeling discriminated against, according to a new faculty training guide put out by the University of California that one former professor in the system says shows "how crazy it's become." The guide, which says those phrases and others can be interpreted by minorities as “denying the significance of a person of color’s racial/ethnic experience and history,” or that they “assimilate to the dominant culture,” is used across the vast, 200,000-student University of California system. Specifically, it is for...
  • satire USS Gabrielle Giffords Christened As Navy’s First Gun-Free Warship

    06/14/2015 1:57:54 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 44 replies
    DuffelBlog ^ | 6/13/2015 | Ted Heller
    MOBILE, Ala. — Seeking to honor a retired congresswoman and 2011 shooting victim in the most considerate and respectful way possible, the Navy today christened the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10), a first-of-its-kind, gun-free warship. Designed to hold a core crew of 40 sailors, the Independence-class littoral combat ship has been stripped bare of its Mk 110 57-millimeter gun, all four of its Mk2 .50-cal machine guns, its Evolved SeaRAM 11 cell missile launcher, and its entire cache of small arms, which are typically issued to boarding teams and watch standers. “Having this mighty warship be 100% gun-free not only...
  • California Announces Restrictions on Water Use by Farmers

    06/12/2015 8:00:56 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/12/2015 | Jennifer Medina
    Farmers with rights to California water dating back more than a century will face sharp cutbacks, the first reduction in their water use since 1977, state officials announced Friday. The officials said that rights dating to 1903 would be restricted, and that such restrictions would grow as the summer months go on, with the state facing a prolonged drought that shows few signs of easing. “Demand in our key rivers systems are outstripping supply,” said Caren Trgovcich, the State Water Resources Control Board’s chief deputy director. “Other cuts may be imminent.” It is too early to know the practical impact...
  • The Weather Channel Confronts Republicans on Climate Change

    06/12/2015 7:48:08 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 74 replies
    Slate ^ | 6/12/2015 | Eric Holthaus
    On Wednesday, the Weather Channel launched a dramatic campaign it says is intended to help shift the climate change conversation from science to solutions. The series of short videos, called Climate 25, is surprisingly political for a venue like the Weather Channel, and most are aimed at making the case for urgent action from a conservative, Republican angle. Among the featured speakers are U.S. Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby (Ret.); Henry Paulson, a former CEO of Goldman Sachs who served as secretary of the treasury under President George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009; and Paul Polman, the CEO of...
  • Rouzer looks to dismantle federal education department

    06/10/2015 2:42:18 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    U.S. Rep. David Rouzer has introduced a bill he knows will never pass. Dubbed the States’ Education Reclamation Act of 2015, the legislation would dismantle the U.S. Department of Education and return its nearly $65.7 billion in annual funding to the states. That money would remain earmarked for education, he said, and could go to fund teacher raises or build new schools, among other uses. [snip] “The Democrats would never go along with eliminating the federal Department of Education. That’s well known,” Rouzer said. “And there may be some much-more liberal Republicans who have a difficult time with that as...
  • Hillary Clinton moves left as Bernie Sanders picks up momentum

    06/08/2015 8:12:13 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/8/2015 | S. A. Miller
    Sen. Bernard Sanders‘ strong second-place showing in Wisconsin Democrats’ presidential straw poll has party leaders warning Hillary Rodham Clinton that she could have a real primary race on her hands. Mrs. Clinton, who is supposed to be the party’s all-but-inevitable presidential nominee, barely beat Mr. Sanders in the balloting this past weekend, garnering 252 votes to his 208, or 49 percent to 41 percent. “By golly, I think Clinton has got to pay attention to who’s out there,” said Gerry Lisi, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman for Barron County. “I know Clinton is listening, and I’m sure this will have an...
  • How many more can Kos take? Holidaymaker misery as thousands (snip) set up migrant camp (snip)

    05/28/2015 10:16:33 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 23 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/27/2015 | Hannah Roberts
    <p>Summer break a 'nightmare' for British holidaymakers, who 'won’t be coming back if it's a refugee camp next year'</p> <p>Boat people from Syria and Afghanistan and British holidaymakers have clashed on Kos – as migrants have turned the Greek island, popular with cheap package deals, into a 'disgusting' hellhole. As families – enjoying some summer sun with their kids during the half term break – relax on sun loungers on the beach, just a yards away scores of migrants have set up camp, sleeping on cardboard boxes with rubbish strewn everywhere. Anne Servante, a nurse from Manchester, had come to Kos expecting a relaxing break with her husband Tony, a retired plumber. Instead her summer break has turned into a nightmare as penniless migrants who are in Greece to claim asylum sit outside their restaurant and watch them eat.</p>
  • The Bernie Sanders Save the Children Fund (Video Satire)

    05/28/2015 10:06:37 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 8 replies
    Reason TV ^ | Remy and Austin & Meredith Bragg
    Meet Hanna. Hanna wasn't always hungry – but then Old Spice released its Red Zone Aqua Reef Sweat Defense Solid. Now she’s starving. "You don't necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country." - Sen. Bernie Sanders Video at https://youtu.be/fspZiT8TdBE
  • ANALYSIS: Stunning Lack of Diversity at Hillary Clinton Campaign Events

    05/27/2015 9:43:40 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/26/2015 | Andrew Stiles
    There is a stunning lack of racial diversity among the pre-screened “everyday Americans” at Hillary Clinton’s campaign events, a Free Beacon analysis found. Clinton plans to meet with minority women small business owners in South Carolina on Wednesday, but the roundtable events she has hosted since announcing for president on April 12 have been, for the most part, excruciatingly white. These photos, according to our analysis, speak for themselves: Roundtable Discussion at Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (April 14, 2015)Analysis: WhiteInteraction with Everyday Americans at the Tremont Grille, Marshalltown, Iowa (April 15, 2015) Analysis: Profoundly White [SNIP -...
  • Detroit Police Chief: I Wouldn’t Gas Up in the City Late at Night Unless I Had To

    05/27/2015 9:31:05 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/27/2015 | Jim Hoft
    A man was shot dead at a Detroit gas station late at night on Tuesday. The man was trying to flee a carjacking while he was filling up with gas. Video at https://youtu.be/sjzbu_t89E4Detroit Police Chief James Craig told reporters Tuesday he wouldn’t gas up in Detroit late at night unless he had to.
  • THE REMARKABLE RISE OF MARIE HARF

    05/27/2015 9:24:27 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 54 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 5/27/2015 | Scott Johnson
    We have followed the performance of Marie Harf as a spokesman for the Obama administration foreign policy at the State Department. Harf gives the catastrophic foreign policy of the Obama administration a lighter than air, Valley Girl kind of feel. She is a walking self-parody. As such, she presents a novel use of expressive form. Now comes word that Harf is being promoted to Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to Secretary of State John Kerry. Like a helium filled balloon, Harf ascends. In her new position Harf will focus on negotiations between the U.S. and Iran on nuclear weapons. It...