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  • Vegas hero Campos emerges, breaks silence — one time only

    10/18/2017 9:43:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    “Jesus Campos wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing,” his employers told the media yesterday after questions arose over his sudden disappearance last week. The time will be today, and the place will be The Ellen Show. NBC’s Today has a clip from what will apparently be the hero of the Vegas massacre’s only public appearance:
  • Furious Democrat: 'This Might Wind Up to Be Mr. Trump's Benghazi'

    10/18/2017 9:12:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Susan Jones
    Excoriated as cold-hearted for his (reported) comments to the widow of a fallen soldier, President Trump responded to his latest critic -- a Florida Democrat -- via Twitter on Wednesday morning: "Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!" Trump wrote. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) says she was listening on speakerphone to part of Trump's conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was one of four American soldiers killed during a recent ambush in Niger.
  • Hollywood: ‘Call Congress’ To Reject The NRA [VIDEO]

    10/18/2017 9:02:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Amber Athey
    In the wake of the Vegas shooting, Hollywood actors are urging people to “call Congress” and ask them to oppose any gun measures backed by the National Rifle Association. In a video for Everytown for Gun Safety, Emma Stone, Bill Hader, Melissa McCarthy, and others voice support for gun control legislation and ask viewers to text Everytown for Gun Safety so that they can be connected with their congressmen. “The mass shooting in Las Vegas has all of us grieving, scared, and angry,” Stone begins in the video. “Knowing what to do about it can be confusing,” Bill Hader continues....
  • ATF Association: Bump Stocks Do Not Convert Semiautomatics into Automatics

    10/18/2017 8:48:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    In a letter dated October 12, the ATF Association informed lawmakers that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) approved bump stocks because they do not turn a semiautomatic rifle into “a machine gun.” The letter contains explanations of basic points for lawmakers–like the fact that a semiautomatic only shoots one round each time the trigger is pulled and bump stocks to not change this basic action. And it also seeks to defend the integrity of the ATF by explaining that the body of laws governing machine guns has been in place since 1934 and that body of...
  • NHS bans surgeries for smokers, obese people

    10/18/2017 8:34:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Rick Moran
    The British National Health Service (NHS) has provoked a firestorm by temporarily banning surgeries on people who smoke, and those who are obese. Patients who smoke must quit for at least 8 weeks before non-urgent surgery and obese people must lose weight before the NHS gives the go ahead. The Telegraph: In recent years, a number of areas have introduced delays for such patients - with some told operations will be put back for months, during which time they are expected to try to lose weight or stop smoking. But the new rules, drawn up by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)...
  • Marie Harf inanely credits Obama with retaking Raqqa

    10/18/2017 8:21:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    I realize that it must be intensely humiliating for members of the Obama foreign policy team to see President Trump making good on his promise to eliminate ISIS. The rapid fall of the Jihad Caliphate is showing up the bloody fecklessness of the Obama administration, which, after the President ridiculed ISIS as the jayvee, was forced to lamely account for its failure effectively dispatch it. But Marie Harf has gone the extra mile into absurdity in dealing with the shame, actually trying to credit her former boss, President Obama, with the victory. She was, in other words, “harfing.” The Urban...
  • Left-Wing Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer: 'Please Raise My Taxes'

    10/18/2017 8:16:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/17/2017 | Aly Nielsen
    In liberal billionaire Tom Steyer’s ideal world, his taxes would be raised, the coal industry would be no more and President Donald Trump would be impeached. “I am strongly opposed to even one more penny in [tax] cuts for rich people and corporations,” the prominent Democrat donor and activist declared in an Los Angeles Times op-ed Oct. 5. Instead, he wants the government to “raise taxes on the rich and use the money to invest directly in the American people.” Steyer is the founder of Farallon Capital Management, a hedge fund that made money through coal investments until 2014. He...
  • Another 'evil Trump' CNN smear(enviro screed)

    10/18/2017 7:30:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | John Stossel
    Did you happen to catch CNN’s latest smear? Anderson Cooper’s show recently featured a “two-part exclusive” that claims Donald Trump’s EPA director had conspired with the CEO of a mining company to “withdraw environmental restrictions” so the company could dig “the largest open pit mine in the world in an extremely sensitive watershed in wild Alaska.” The report was enough to horrify any caring person. CNN showed beautiful pictures of colorful salmon swimming in Bristol Bay, and the reporter intoned dramatically, “EPA staffers were shocked to receive this email obtained exclusively by CNN which says ‘we have been directed by...
  • How much more till the rich pay their 'fair share'?

    10/18/2017 7:22:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/17/2017 | Walter Williams
    Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let’s look at who pays what, with an eye toward attempting to answer this question: Are the rich paying their fair share? According to the latest IRS data, the payment of income taxes is as follows. The top 1 percent of income earners, those having an adjusted annual gross income of $480,930 or higher, pay about...
  • The USAF's AC-130W Gunships Are in Desperate Need of Special Ammunition

    10/17/2017 6:50:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    thedrive.com/ ^ | 10/12/2017 | Joseph Trevithick
    The U.S. Army has made an urgent purchase of a specific type of 30mm cannon shells on behalf of U.S. Special Operations Command. Without the ammunition, the service said the U.S. Air Force’s AC-130W Stinger II gunships would be forced to use alternative rounds that would be unacceptably inaccurate and dangerously unreliable. In June 2017, the Army approved a plan to purchase up to 200,000 PGU-46/B 30mm cannon rounds from Orbital ATK. The service did not publicly disclose the total potential dollar value of the contract, but had to issue a so-called justification and approval document to explain why they...
  • University of Mississippi to rebuild Confederate statue despite student protest

    10/17/2017 6:42:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    redalertpolitics.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Isaiah Denby
    The University of Mississippi is replacing a Confederate statue on campus which was damaged by a pickup truck last month. Now, students are outraged after learning that the Confederate statue on the Oxford campus will be rebuilt. Ole Miss student groups are coming together to protest the forthcoming restoration. The University of Mississippi NAACP chapter released a statement in collaboration with the Students Against Social Injustice (SASI) in which they lambasted Ole Miss for their decision to fix the damaged statue instead of retiring the controversial artwork. “The repair and continued display of this monument by the University of Mississippi...
  • Has Trump finally seen the light on ethanol and the RFS?

    10/17/2017 6:16:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    But then in September, the EPA truly infuriated the biofuel industry by floating the idea of bringing the proposed total even lower, and of revisiting other renewable fuel requirements for 2018 and 2019 finalized under the Obama administration. The proposal is in line with what the oil and gas industry want (those energy producers think the RFS adds to the cost of refining petroleum and wants to see Congress rewrite the underlying 2005 law). “Until Congress acts to address the structural flaws with the RFS,” Frank J. Macchiarola of the American Petroleum Institute wrote in a letter to the EPA...
  • The Dodgy Dogma of Public Disarmament

    10/17/2017 5:14:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Armstron Williams
    Much of the ground for advocating Second Amendment freedoms has been covered in the media, but at times like this, when a major tragedy places the second amendment under intense scrutiny, the basic point bears repeating. The Second Amendment to the Constitution is not about granting rights to citizens to carry guns; it is about denying to government the exclusive monopoly on the use of force and ensuring the preservation of our freedom. Though much-debated, the Constitutional text is simple. "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and...
  • Report: Trump Doesn’t Expect Ginsburg And Sotomayor To Make It Through His First Term

    10/16/2017 8:46:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 100 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Thomas Phippen
    President Donald Trump expects to nominate a total of four Supreme Court justices, claiming that three seats will likely become vacant during his first term, anonymous sources told Mike Allen of Axios. Trump expects to fill the seats of Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor in addition to nominating Neil Gorsuch, who Trump nominated to fill former Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat earlier this year. Scalia died in 2016, well before Trump took office.
  • The flimsiness of Obama's 'legacy'

    10/16/2017 7:47:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump is busy doing the job the voters asked for him to do, but this isn't stopping the mainstream press and other establishment cognoscenti from whining about "the Obama legacy" and the dreadful loss these actions by President Trmp this supposedly represent. According to Agence France-Presse: Brick by brick, the demolition job has begun: since taking office less than a year ago, Donald Trump has launched an all-out assault on the legacy of Barack Obama.
  • Now, they're after Civil War reenactors

    10/16/2017 7:43:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Rick Moran
    Civil War reenactors replaying the Battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia on Saturday went ahead with their demonstration despite the group organizing the event receiving a letter threatening "bodily harm" to anyone who participated. The battlefield was temporarily cleared on Saturday when a "suspicious device" - possibly a pipe bomb - was discovered. The FBI is investigating. Washington Post: “We wanted to send a message,” said Keith MacGregor, 56, from Lebanon, Pa., who was playing the role of a Union infantry captain for the reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek, held not far from here. “We wanted to show...
  • Exploiting Vegas: Nets Advance Anti-Gun Agenda 5 to 1

    10/16/2017 6:46:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/16/2017 | Geoffrey Dickens
    In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting massacre, the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks wasted little time in exploiting the tragedy to advance their anti-gun rights agenda. In just six days of (October 2 through October 8) coverage, the networks filled their evening and morning show programs with statements favoring gun control over gun rights by a ratio of roughly 5 to 1. MRC analysts reviewed all statements that took a position on overall gun policy by anchors, reporters, guests and soundbites, beginning with the morning of October 2 through the morning of October 8, and found time...
  • English punk rocker-turned ISIS terrorist killed in airstrike

    10/16/2017 6:35:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 10/12/2017 | David Rosenberg
    Jones, who also had a 20-year-old son who remained in the UK, was dubbed the “White Widow” and became a prolific recruiter for ISIS, eventually ending up on the Pentagon’s kill list. Jones encouraged Westerners – in particular Western women – to convert to Islam and join the ISIS cause, and professed her desire to behead Christians with “a nice blunt knife”. Two years ago, Jones’ husband, Hussain, was killed by a US drone strike in Syria. A source within the British government told The Sun this week that Jones had also been killed in a separate drone strike this...
  • Rising nationalist tide in Austria

    10/15/2017 8:42:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/15/2017 | Rick Moran
    The flood of refugees that rolled over Europe in 2015 affected Austria more than any other country except its neighbor Germany. Today, Austrians go to the polls in parliamentary elections that could elevate a 31 year old nationalist to the chancellorship. Sebastian Kurz, the charismatic leader of the Austrian People's Party (OVP) left the coalition government with the Social Democrats when he was elevated to the party's top spot last May. The cause of the split was the ongoing debate over refugees in Austria, who have put a huge drain on government resources. Austria is a conservative Cathloic country and...
  • One executive order cancels another

    10/15/2017 8:38:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/15/2017 | Silvio Canto
    No matter what, the future is here, and President Trump is one by one by scratching those Obama executive orders. At this pace, President Obama's résumé will be a total blank under "accomplishments." It will simply say he was inaugurated in 2009, was re-elected in 2012 and left office in 2017. There will be very little in between because he did so much by executive order rather than laws passed by Congress. "The 'Blank' Presidency" may be the title of a future book about this time in office.