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  • Jeb Bush Says He Takes Trump's Comments on Immigration Personally

    07/04/2015 9:09:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 84 replies
    NBCNews ^ | July 04, 2015
    Jeb Bush Says He Takes Trump's Comments on Immigration Personally Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought. "I don't think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think," Bush told reporters after marching in Fourth of July parades in Amherst and Merrimack, New Hampshire. "No one suggests that we shouldn't control our borders — everybody has a belief that we should control our borders," he said....
  • For Broadway's Audra McDonald And Others, Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Is A 'No-Brainer'

    06/28/2015 10:30:18 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    LATimes ^ | June 28, 2015 | DAVID NG AND DEBORAH VANKIN
    For Broadway's Audra McDonald And Others, Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Is A 'No-Brainer' By DAVID NG AND DEBORAH VANKIN Prominent members of the performing and visual arts professions have voiced their approval of Friday's ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage around the country. Their reactions are perhaps not surprising for a community, including Broadway, that has long supported same-sex marriage and that counts many gay individuals both behind and in front of the curtain. Many states had already decided to legalize same-sex marriage, but Friday's decision means that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states....
  • Years Before Court Ruling, Pop Culture Shaped Same-Sex marriage Debate [Hollywood's Role!]

    06/28/2015 12:06:34 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    LATimes ^ | June 28, 2015 | SCOTT COLLINS AND MEREDITH BLAKE
    Years Before Court Ruling, Pop Culture Shaped Same-Sex marriage Debate Shows such as ABC's "Modern Family," which showed two gay characters marrying last year, have long helped shape public opinion on same-sex marriage and other gay rights issues. By SCOTT COLLINS AND MEREDITH BLAKE For decades, gays and lesbians were almost invisible in film and television. Homosexuality in the larger culture was draped in code words, and onscreen depictions either disguised gays and lesbians or treated them as objects of ridicule or scorn. Then things started to change. In 1969, the Stonewall riots triggered by a police raid in New...
  • Conservative Republicans Question What's Next After Gay Marriage Ruling ["Limiting Damage"?]

    06/27/2015 10:12:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    YahooNews ^ | June 27, 2015 | Andy Sullivan
    Conservative Republicans Question What's Next After Gay Marriage Ruling By Andy Sullivan While some Republican presidential candidates urged action to counter the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage, grassroots activists at a conservative conference this weekend said they preferred to focus on limiting the damage. Several presidential hopefuls at the Western Conservative Summit in the swing state of Colorado called for constitutional amendments or civil disobedience to turn back the Court's landmark ruling on Friday. But Christian conservatives who have been on the front lines of a battle to stop the advance of gay marriage indicated it was time...
  • Michigan Same-Sex Couples Celebrate As They Wed Among Activists And Lawyers [Dominos Free Pizza!]

    06/27/2015 9:54:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | June 27, 2015 | Amanda Holpuch and Ryan Felto
    Michigan Same-Sex Couples Celebrate As They Wed Among Activists And Lawyers Amanda Holpuch and Ryan Felton 27 June 2015 Shortly after 10am on Friday, Chris Berghuis was barraged by texts from his partner, Derek Davis, asking: “Are you here yet?” The destination was the Washtenaw County Clerk’s office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where marriage licenses were being issued to both same-sex and heterosexual couples after the state’s marriage ban had been struck down in a pivotal supreme court ruling that brought marriage equality to the entire United States. Davis filled out the forms while his soon-to-be-husband drove from work, ecstatic...
  • Mike Huckabee: Conservatives Can Ignore Gay Marriage Ruling Like Lincoln Ignored Dred Scott

    06/27/2015 9:34:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | June 27, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Mike Huckabee: Conservatives Can Ignore Gay Marriage Ruling Like Lincoln Ignored Dred Scott By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times June 27, 2015 DENVER — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee suggested Saturday that conservatives treat the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision like Abraham Lincoln treated the high court’s pro-slavery ruling in Dred Scott: Ignore it. “They can do same thing that Abraham Lincoln did about the Dred Scott decision of 1857,” Mr. Huckabee said at the Western Conservative Summit. “The Dred Scott decision said that African-Americans were not fully human, that they need not be treated as fully human.”
  • Perversion On Parade: London Gay Pride Pictures

    06/27/2015 4:55:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 108 replies
    Telegraph (UK_ ^ | June 27, 2015
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/uknews/11703467/Gay-Pride-2015-in-pictures.html
  • Let’s Drop the Charade: The Supreme Court Is a Political Branch, Not a Judicial One [4 Solid-Left]

    06/27/2015 12:32:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | June 27, 2015
    Let’s Drop the Charade: The Supreme Court Is a Political Branch, Not a Judicial One by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY June 27, 2015 ‘But this Court is not a legislature.” Chief Justice John Roberts actually published that sentence in his same-sex marriage dissent on Friday . . . a mere 24 hours after his maestro’s performance in the Supreme Court’s legislative rewrite of the Affordable Care Act — formerly known as “Obamacare,” but now etched in memory as “SCOTUScare,” thanks to Justice Antonin Scalia’s withering dissent. Roberts’s denial that the Court legislates is astonishing in its cynicism: In saving SCOTUScare, the...
  • Ben & Jerry's Celebrates Gay Marriage Vote In Its Own, Unique Way

    06/27/2015 10:50:29 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 27, 2015
    Ben & Jerry's Celebrates Gay Marriage Vote In Its Own, Unique Way Company renames one of its best-selling ice creams, as Apple boss Tim Cook hails a 'victory for equality, perseverance and love' By Andrew Trotman Ben & Jerry's has renamed one of its best-selling ice creams to mark America's decision to make gay marriage legal. The US dairy giant has changed the name of its iconic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream to "I Dough, I Dough", and designed a special commemorative tub. It follows the Supreme Court's ruling that gay marriage should be allowed across the entire US,...
  • Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Tolerance Is Seen in His Sacramento Roots [Foregone Conclusion?]

    06/27/2015 10:01:58 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 27, 2015 | SHERYL GAY STOLBER
    Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Tolerance Is Seen in His Sacramento Roots A portrait of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy hangs in the student dining center of McGeorge School of Law, where Justice Kennedy taught part-time for 23 years. By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG JUNE 21, 2015 SACRAMENTO — In the fall of 1987, a package arrived on the desk of Laurence H. Tribe, a Harvard law professor who had just lost a Supreme Court case on gay rights. It contained the legal opinions of Anthony M. Kennedy, a strait-laced, conservative Republican jurist from Sacramento who hardly seemed sympathetic to that cause. The package...
  • Supreme Court Decision On Marriage “A Tragic Error” Says President Of Catholic Bishops’ Conference

    06/27/2015 9:25:32 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    Supreme Court Decision On Marriage “A Tragic Error” Says President Of Catholic Bishops’ Conference June 26 The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of Conference of Catholic Bishops Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable. Just as Roe v. Wade did...
  • France’s Main Protestant Church Gives Blessing To Gay Marriages

    06/26/2015 5:47:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Rt ^ | May 18, 2015
    France’s Main Protestant Church Gives Blessing To Gay Marriages May 18, 2015 France's largest Protestant Church, the fourth-largest religious group in the country, has voted for its pastors to give their blessing to homosexual couples. The move comes two years after Paris legalized same-sex marriages. "The synod has decided to take a step forward in accompanying people and these couples by opening the possibility of celebrating liturgical blessings if they want," said Laurent Schlumberger, president of the Church. The United Protestant Church of France, claims it has about 110,000 active members and 400,000 believers. It was created back in 2012-2013...
  • Surgery’s Far Frontier: Head Transplants

    06/05/2015 10:17:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | June 5, 2015 | SHIRLEY S. WANG
    Surgery’s Far Frontier: Head Transplants Chinese doctor is doing head transplants in mice, in a sign of China’s focus on scientific research By SHIRLEY S. WANG June 5, 2015 HARBIN, China—Xiaoping Ren stood up after 10 hours hunched over an operating table and looked proudly at his patient, a small black mouse with a new brown head. When he took a ventilator off the tiny creature’s throat, the head began breathing spontaneously with its new body. An hour later, the body twitched, and, a few hours after that, the mouse opened its eyes, Dr. Ren recalls.
  • Sen. Whitehouse: Bring RICO Charges Against Climate Wrongthink

    06/05/2015 9:43:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 5, 2015 | Walter Olson
    Sen. Whitehouse: Bring RICO Charges Against Climate Wrongthink By Walter Olson on 6.5.15 Another step toward criminalizing advocacy: writing in the Washington Post, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) urges the U.S. Department of Justice to consider filing a racketeering suit against the oil and coal industries for having promoted wrongful thinking on climate change, with the activities of “conservative policy” groups an apparent target of the investigation as well. A trial balloon, or perhaps an effort to prepare the ground for enforcement actions already afoot?
  • Sarah Palin Calls Lena Dunham A 'Pedophile' And Defends Duggar Family

    06/05/2015 9:29:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | June 5, 2015 | Alan Yuhas
    Sarah Palin Calls Lena Dunham A 'Pedophile' And Defends Duggar Family Alan Yuhas 5 June 2015 Sarah Palin has accused TV star Lena Dunham of pedophilia and decried the “double standards” of the media as she defended a conservative family whose eldest son allegedly molested his sisters. In a Facebook post about the media treatment of the Duggar family, stars of TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, Palin writes: “Hey Lena, why not laugh off everyone’s sexual ‘experiments’ as you haughtily enjoy the rewards of your own perversion? You pedophile, you.” Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the parents of...
  • Odierno Opens Door To U.S. Troops Embedding With Iraqi Security Forces [Obama's Costly Error!]

    05/29/2015 10:17:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    The WashingtonTimes ^ | May 29, 2015 | Douglas Erns
    Odierno Opens Door To U.S. Troops Embedding With Iraqi Security Forces By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times - Friday, May 29, 2015 Gen. Raymond Odierno, the U.S. Army chief of staff, introduced the possibility of U.S. military personnel embedding with Iraqi security forces during battle. “Embedded advisers, with increased risk to our soldiers, probably would make this more effective,” the general said Thursday, Defense One reported. “You have to weigh the risk versus the outcome.” Iraqi security forces were dealt an embarrassing defeat May 17 when the Islamic State group took control of Ramadi. A series of coordinated suicide...
  • Soccer's Embattled Governing Body Made Donation To The Clinton Foundation [Foundation: RICO?]

    05/27/2015 9:56:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 27, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    Soccer's Embattled Governing Body Made Donation To The Clinton Foundation By Malia Zimmerman May 27, 2015 Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and FIFA President Sepp Blatter attend the 2010 World Cup Group C soccer match between the United States and Algeria at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria June 23, 2010. The Clintons, already under scrutiny for accepting foreign donations to their family foundation and keeping them secret from the Obama administration while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, have received money from another controversial source: the Federacion Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Soccer’s governing body, which donated between $50,001...
  • Brides for Sale: European Women Lured for Sham Marriage

    05/25/2015 6:34:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    ABCNews ^ | May 25, 2015 | SYLVIA HUI and KAREL JANICEK
    Brides for Sale: European Women Lured for Sham Marriages May 25, 2015, SYLVIA HUI and KAREL JANICEK Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. She knew he did not want her, or her child. He wanted her European identity card. The marriage was arranged so the 23-year-old Pakistani groom could gain the right to live and work in Europe. Balogova was promised a clean place to stay in Britain and maybe even some money. But she says within days of arrival,...
  • Supreme Court Refuses To Shield Names of Donors To Political Advocacy Groups [The Bork Difference]

    05/18/2015 8:44:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 18, 2015 | DAVID G. SAVAGE
    Supreme Court Refuses To Shield Names of Donors To Political Advocacy Groups By DAVID G. SAVAGE A conservative group that wants to keep its donor names secret loses a round at the Supreme Court Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy dealt a speedy setback Monday to conservative advocacy groups that had sought to shield the names of their major donors in California. Without waiting to consult the full court, Kennedy turned down for now an emergency appeal from the Virginia-based Center for Competitive Politics, which has refused to reveal its donors to California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris. The center has...
  • Bill O'Reilly Forced To Deny Accusations He Physically Assaulted His Ex-Wife Prior To 2010 Split...

    05/18/2015 8:26:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 62 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 18, 2015 | DAVID MCCORMACK
    Bill O'Reilly Forced To Deny Accusations He Physically Assaulted His Ex-Wife Prior To 2010 Split By Dragging Her 'Down A Staircase By The Neck' By DAVID MCCORMACK 18 May 2015 Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly is alleged to have physically assaulted his ex-wife by dragging her down a staircase by the neck, according to evidence heard during a bitter court battle over custody of their two children. A hard fought three-year custody dispute between O'Reilly and ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy finally ended last month when a Nassau County Supreme Court justice granted custody of the couple's two kids to their mother....
  • Pope Francis Did Not Call Abbas an ‘Angel of Peace’

    05/18/2015 6:05:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | May 18, 2015 | ELLEN CARMICHAEL
    Pope Francis Did Not Call Abbas an ‘Angel of Peace’ ELLEN CARMICHAEL May 17, 2015 Americans awakened to headlines proclaiming that Pope Francis had called Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas “an angel of peace” during an event at the Vatican the day before. News organizations gleefully printed this claim across newspapers and news sites around the globe. Agence France-Presse’s headline: “Pope meets ‘angel of peace’ Abbas after treaty announcement.” BBC: “Pope Francis calls Palestinians’ Abbas ‘angel of peace.’” The New York Times: “In Vatican, Abbas Is Praised as ‘Angel of Peace.’” Even Jonathan S. Tobin of Commentary magazine published a...
  • Vladimir Putin Stars In Gala Hockey Match

    05/17/2015 9:44:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    BBCNews ^ | May 17, 2015
    Vladimir Putin Stars In Gala Hockey Match 16 May 2015 The Russian president scored eight goals for his team, as Tom Spender reports Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken to the ice aged 62 to score goal after goal in a gala hockey match with retired NHL players in Sochi. The famously macho leader scored eight goals - with a little help from stars like Pavel Bure and Valeri Kamensky - and his team won 18-6. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev sat out the friendly in the stands. Mr Putin, better known for his love of judo, only recently took up...
  • Catholic Priest: I Was Fired For Supporting LGBT Community [You Can't Serve God And Mammon!]

    05/17/2015 9:17:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 17, 2015 | Modal Trigger
    Catholic Priest: I Was Fired For Supporting LGBT Community By David K. Li May 17, 2015 | 11:13am Modal Trigger The Newark Archdiocese allegedly fired a Seton Hall University priest because of his support of gay and lesbian students. The Rev. Warren Hall, who was among the school’s visible employees as director of campus ministry at his alma mater, stunned students by announcing his own ousting via Twitter on Friday. “I’ve been fired from SHU for posting a pic on FB supporting LGBT `NO H8,’ ” he wrote, according to NJ Advance Media. “I’m sorry it was met with this...
  • Key Iraqi City Falls To ISIS As Last of Security Forces Flee [Obama's Legacy of Betrayal in Blood]

    05/17/2015 5:51:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    NYTimes ^ | May 17, 2015 | TIM ARANGO
    Key Iraqi City Falls to ISIS as Last of Security Forces Flee By TIM ARANGO MAY 17, 2015 Iraqi security forces withdrawing from Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, on Sunday. As the city fell to the Islamic State, militants from the group carried out executions of people loyal to the government. BAGHDAD — The last Iraqi security forces fled the provincial capital of Ramadi on Sunday, as the city fell completely to the militants of the Islamic State, who ransacked the provincial military headquarters, seizing a large store of weapons, and killed people loyal to the government, according to...
  • Al Sharpton's Daughter Sues The City of New York For $5 Million After She Fell In The Street

    05/17/2015 10:32:26 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 65 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 17, 2015 | BELINDA ROBINSON
    Al Sharpton's Daughter Sues The City of New York For $5 Million After She Fell In The Street And Sprained Her Ankle Dominique Sharpton, 29, said she was 'severely bruised and wounded' She fell at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway on October 2, 2014 Suit is with departments of Transportation and Environmental Protection By BELINDA ROBINSON 17 May 2015 The eldest daughter of civil rights activist Al Sharpton has launched a bid to sue the city of New York for $5 million after she fell in the street and sprained her ankle. Dominique Sharpton, 29, said she was...
  • China Retakes Top Spot as the Biggest Foreign Owner of U.S. Debt

    05/16/2015 7:45:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | May 16, 2015 | IAN TALLEY
    China Retakes Top Spot as the Biggest Foreign Owner of U.S. Debt By IAN TALLEY It was a short-lived domination. After just a month of being the top holder of U.S. Treasury debt, Japan has once again been pushed into the No.2 slot as China bulked up on Uncle Sam’s bonds and notes. As we noted last month – and several times before that – Treasury’s data is a rough guesstimate. That makes it hard for analysts sifting through the obscure sheaves of digital data to glean anything but rough trends. It also makes it difficult to draw precise conclusions....
  • D.C. Rabbi Sentenced To 6½ Years In Prison On Voyeurism Charges [During Purification Ritual]

    05/16/2015 5:48:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | May 16, 2015 | Keith L. Alexander and Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    D.C. Rabbi Sentenced To 6½ Years In Prison On Voyeurism Charges By Keith L. Alexander and Sarah Pulliam Bailey May 15 Barry Freundel, the once-influential Orthodox rabbi who pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping dozens of women as they prepared for a ritual bath, was sentenced Friday to 6 1 /2 years in prison. His punishment came at the conclusion of an hours-long hearing in D.C. Superior Court, where some of the victims described for Senior Judge Geoffrey Alprin the impact Freundel’s crimes have had on their lives. “You repeatedly and secretly violated the trust your victims had in you, and...
  • Church of Scotland Votes To Let Deacons And Ministers Have Same Sex Civil Partnerships

    05/16/2015 5:25:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | May 16, 2015 | Nicola Harley
    Church of Scotland Votes To Let Deacons And Ministers Have Same Sex Civil Partnerships Vote maintains Church's traditional view of marriage between a man and woman, but allows individual congregations to "opt out" By Nicola Harley 16 May 2015 The Church of Scotland has voted in favour of allowing people in same sex civil partnerships to be called as ministers and deacons. The decision was made by the General Assembly on the Mound in Edinburgh on Saturday, where the motion was passed by 309 votes in favour and 182 against. The outcome is the culmination of years of deliberation within...
  • Immigration: 445,000 Awaiting A Court Date, Which Might Not Come For 4 Years [Gaming The System!]

    05/16/2015 5:03:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 16, 2015 | MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE
    Immigration: 445,000 Awaiting A Court Date, Which Might Not Come For 4 Years By MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE The backlog of cases pending in immigration courts now tops 445,000 An ever-increasing backlog in immigration court means some cases are scheduled to be heard in 2019 A growing backlog of cases in immigration courts was fueled by last summer's surge from Central America Driven by last summer’s surge of illegal immigration from Central America, the already large backlog in federal immigration courts has reached an all-time high, with more than 445,000 pending cases, according to a new report. As of April, the backlog...
  • US Slams Gambia's President For 'Unconscionable' Gay Comments ["Ungodly, Satanic... Vermins"]

    05/16/2015 4:16:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 15, 2015
    US Slams Gambia's President For 'Unconscionable' Gay Comments President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia reportedly threatened to slit the throats of gay men in his country Washington - The United States slammed Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday for "unconscionable" remarks, after the West African leader reportedly threatened to slit the throats of gay men in his country. In a public speech this month, Jammeh said he would slit the throats of men who wanted to marry other men in the small West African nation, according to Human Rights Campaign. Without quoting his remarks, US National Security Advisor Susan Rice said...
  • Catholic Gay Parishioner Pens Letter To Married Gays Attending Mass [Swipes At Catholic Beliefs]

    05/16/2015 2:18:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    May 15, 2015
    Jason Steidl PhD Student, Fordham University A Letter to the Couple at Mass Posted: 05/15/2015 To the Married Couple at Mass: I saw you enter the Sunday morning service recently at a Manhattan parish. You were a few moments late and sat down as the congregation began to sing the Gloria. I watched carefully and wondered if you were real. Had a married gay couple really come to worship at a Roman Catholic Church? I would not have been so surprised if we had been at an Episcopalian, Presbyterian, or Universalist service. Many of these churches have supported LGBT relationships...
  • I Am Woman Hear Me Whore

    05/16/2015 1:45:21 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 16, 2015 | Mallory Millett
    May 16, 2015 I Am Woman Hear Me Whore By Mallory Millett One of our current morons masquerading as a sage last week said of Bruce Jenner, "If he says he's a woman, then she's a woman." So, if I say I'm a cantaloupe, then I'm a cantaloupe? One of my favorite quotations is: "Insanity is the pursuit of delusion at all costs while sanity is the pursuit of reality at all costs." If we take a deep look at the world around us we will see the truth of this statement. For instance, let's take Bruce Jenner and his...
  • Petition: ‘Walk Only’ Signs in Pedestrian Areas Are Insensitive to Disabled People

    05/16/2015 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | May 16, 2015
    Petition: ‘Walk Only’ Signs in Pedestrian Areas Are Insensitive to Disabled People by KATHERINE TIMPF May 15, 2015 Arizona State University was trying to protect students from getting hit by cars. Students at Arizona State University are petitioning to have the school change the “Walk Only” signs on the school’s pedestrian paths because they “marginalize disabled bodies that cannot walk.” “This petition is in effort to make a more blanket title for these zones that encompasses the diversity of all bodies who occupy the community that is ASU,” states the petition, written by Alec Melger. (Just to clarify: Although these...
  • Divorce Case Beauty Queen ‘Asked For £500,000 To Leave Her First Husband’

    05/16/2015 11:30:37 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | May 16, 2015 | John Bingham
    Divorce Case Beauty Queen ‘Asked For £500,000 To Leave Her First Husband’ Ekaterina Parfenova’s lawyer husband has eye on a sixth marriage but admits: ‘Money can’t buy you love’ By John Bingham 15 May 2015 A Russian actress and beauty queen at the centre of a £6 million divorce battle pressed her husband to give her half a million pounds before they even officially began their relationship, the Family Court in London has heard. Ekaterina Parfenova, a former child film star and model, is said to have asked Richard Fields, an American lawyer, for the cash before she would leave...
  • Italian Official Under Fire For Allegedly Calling Female Footballers ‘A Bunch of Lesbians’

    05/16/2015 10:30:28 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | May 16, 2015 | Marcus Christenson
    Italian Official Under Fire For Allegedly Calling Female Footballers ‘A Bunch of Lesbians’ Marcus Christenson 16 May 2015 An Italian football official is under pressure to resign after allegedly referring to female players as a “bunch of lesbians”. Felice Belloli, the president of the county’s amateur football association, allegedly made the comments when discussing funding for women’s football in the country. The Italian Football Association (FIGC) opened an investigation on Friday after it was sent the minutes of the meeting of the Lega Nazionale Dilettanti (LND). Belloli allegedly said: “That’s enough, we can’t always talk about giving money to this...
  • Nigerian Child Suicide Bomber Kills Several At Crowded Bus Station [Mohammed, Prophet of Satan!]

    05/16/2015 10:24:27 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | May 16, 2015
    Nigerian Child Suicide Bomber Kills Several At Crowded Bus Station A young girl detonated explosives hidden under her clothes as she approached the gates of Damaturu bus station in northeast Nigeria The aftermath of the bomb blast in Damaturu. 16 May 2015 A young girl on Saturday carried out a suicide attack at a bus station in Damaturu in northeastern Nigeria, killing seven people and injuring 31, witnesses and the local hospital said. “A girl aged about 12 detonated an explosive under her clothes as she approached the station’s perimeter fence,” said witness Danbaba Nguru. The head of the local...
  • Repopulating Detroit—With Syrians!

    05/15/2015 7:39:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | May 15, 2015 | MARK KRIKORIAN
    Repopulating Detroit—With Syrians! MARK KRIKORIAN May 15, 2015 Jeb Bush called for admitting more immigrants to “repopulate” Detroit: It just seems to me that maybe if you open up our doors in a fair way and unleashed the spirit of peoples’ hard work, Detroit could become in really short order, one of the great American cities again. Now it would look different, it wouldn’t be Polish…But it would be just as powerful, just as exciting, just as dynamic. And that’s what immigration does and to be fearful of this, it just seems bizarre to me. This wasn’t a one-time thing....
  • Islamic State Crisis: Militants Seize Ramadi Stronghold [Obama's JV-Team At Work!]

    05/15/2015 6:21:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    BBCNews ^ | May 15, 2015
    Islamic State Crisis: Militants Seize Ramadi Stronghold The BBC's Caroline Hawley: "Iraqi forces have lost men, morale and important ground, though they insist they will battle on" Islamic State Islamic State militants have seized the main government building in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's largest province. As many as six suicide car bombs and mortars were used in the assault on the compound that houses the main police HQ and governor's office. At least 50 police officers are reported to have been taken prisoner at the site. IS and Iraqi troops have been battling for months to take control of...
  • IS GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS THE NEXT BRIAN WILLIAMS?

    05/14/2015 6:54:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2014
    IS GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS THE NEXT BRIAN WILLIAMS? Will George Stephanopoulos be driven out over Clinton Foundation donations? By Joseph Curl May 14, 2015 With word emerging today that ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos gave “$50,001 to $100,000” to the Clinton Foundation, the network will soon face the Brian Williams Quandary — is its top “newsman” trustworthy when delivering news. Stephanopoulos only disclosed the donations to the nonprofit when asked about them by a reporter from the Free Beacon (choosing to control the story through a statement to friendly liberal outlet, Politico). In dozens and dozens of stories and interviews...
  • Eurovision Song Contest Host Vienna Launches Gay-Themed Traffic Lights

    05/12/2015 9:08:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    NBCNews ^ | May 12, 2015 | ANDY ECKARDT
    Eurovision Song Contest Host Vienna Launches Gay-Themed Traffic Lights BY ANDY ECKARDT Gay-Themed Traffic Signals Light Up Vienna MAINZ, Germany — Dozens of traffic lights in Vienna are being equipped with symbols representing loving gay couples holding hands. A total of 49 intersections have received the temporary overhaul ahead of the flamboyant Eurovision Song Contest, which is due to be hosted in the Austrian capital on May 23. "The campaign is mainly targeted at raising awareness for traffic safety," Andreas Baur, a spokesman for the city of Vienna, told NBC News. "But it is also pegged to the upcoming Eurovision...
  • Greece Two Weeks From Cash Crisis - Yanis Varoufakis

    05/11/2015 5:58:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    BBCNews ^ | May 11, 2015
    Greece Two Weeks From Cash Crisis - Yanis Varoufakis Greece's finance minister says his country's financial situation is "terribly urgent" and the crisis could come to a head in a couple of weeks. Yanis Varoufakis gave the warning after eurozone finance ministers met in Brussels to discuss the final €7.2bn tranche of Greece's €240m EU/IMF bailout. Ministers said Greece had made "progress" but more work was needed. The Greek government is struggling to meet its payment obligations. Earlier, Greece began the transfer of €750m (£544m, $834m) in debt interest to the International Monetary Fund - a day ahead of a...
  • NFL Suspends Tom Brady, Punishes Patriots For "Deflategate" [Slap On The Wrist?]

    05/11/2015 5:55:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 96 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 11, 2015
    May 11, 2015 NFL Suspends Tom Brady, Punishes Patriots For "Deflategate" The NFL announced Monday that it was suspending New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in last season's AFC championship game, a controversy that came to be known as "Deflategate." In a statement released Monday afternoon, the league said the Super Bowl MVP "will be suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 regular season for conduct detrimental to the integrity of the NFL." The league also fined the Patriots $1 million and took away two draft...
  • Anti-Tory Protesters Deface War Monument On Whitehall

    05/09/2015 6:52:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | May 8, 2015 | Camilla Turner, and James Rothwell
    Anti-Tory Protesters Deface War Monument On Whitehall The words 'F*** Tory scum' were daubed in red paint on the Women's War Memorial as activists protested against the new Tory government By Camilla Turner, and James Rothwell 09 May 2015 Downing Street has condemned the defacing of a war monument on Whitehall by anti-austerity protesters as “despicable”. The words "f*** Tory scum" were daubed in red paint on the Women's War Memorial in Whitehall on Saturday, just a stone's throw from a VE Day celebration concert at London's Horse Guards Parade. Four police officers and one other member of police staff...
  • Lindsey Graham: As President, ‘I Would Veto Any Bill’ Without Path To Citizenship

    05/09/2015 6:15:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    The WashingtonTimes ^ | May 8, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Lindsey Graham: As President, ‘I Would Veto Any Bill’ Without Path To Citizenship By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times - May 8, 2015 Likely Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham predicted Thursday that the GOP will lose the 2016 presidential election unless they win over Hispanic voters by supporting a “long, hard path to citizenship.” “If I were president of the United States, I would veto any bill that did not have a pathway to citizenship,” the South Carolina Republican told USA Today. “You would have a long, hard path to citizenship … but I want to create that...
  • 'Now My family Is Pain-Free And In Heaven': Chilling Facebook

    05/08/2015 9:38:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
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    'Now My family Is Pain-Free And In Heaven': Chilling Facebook confession of father who 'shot dead his daughter, 19, to relieve her of debilitating migraines... then killed his wife and sister' Randy Janzen wrote 'chilling confession to fatal shootings on Facebook' Said his torment over daughter Emily's migraines had led him to kill her 'Now she is migraine free and floating in the clouds,' he apparently wrote Added he had shot his wife so she wouldn't have to hear Emily had died And he gunned down sister so she did not 'have to live with this shame' Shortly after post...
  • Natalie Portman Set To Play Ruth Bader Ginsburg In New Biopic

    05/08/2015 8:22:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | May 8, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    Natalie Portman Set To Play Ruth Bader Ginsburg In New Biopic Ben Jacobs 8 May 2015 Natalie Portman has played rebels, ballerinas, the Queen of England and Luke Skywalker’s mother but now she looks set to take on her most intimidating role yet: “the Notorious RBG”. Deadline reported on Friday afternoon that Portman had signed on to play supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a biopic about the life of the octogenarian jurist. The movie, entitled On the Basis of Sex, will focus on Ginsberg’s career, including her position leading the Women’s Rights Project, where she litigated landmark cases...
  • David Axelrod: UK Media Most Partisan I Have Seen – Even More Than Fox News

    05/07/2015 6:27:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | May 08, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    David Axelrod: UK Media Most Partisan I Have Seen – Even More Than Fox News Ben Jacobs 7 May 2015 David Axelrod, the top aide to Barack Obama who travelled across the pond to advise Ed Miliband in the British election, has said he has never seen a media environment as partisan as the one in the UK. Asked in an interview with Politico Europe whether he knew what he was getting into when he signed up to advise the British Labour leader, Axelrod replied: “We discussed this when I signed on … I’ve worked in aggressive media environments before...
  • Clinton Foundation Taking Money From Accused Rights Violator

    05/06/2015 7:31:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    ABCNews ^ | May 06, 2015 | MATTHEW MOSK, BRIAN EPSTEIN and BRIAN ROSS ABC NEWS MICHAEL ISIKOFF
    Clinton Foundation Taking Money From Accused Rights Violator MARRAKECH, Morocco — May 6, 2015 By MATTHEW MOSK, BRIAN EPSTEIN and BRIAN ROSS ABC NEWS MICHAEL ISIKOFF Former president Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation’s Global Initiative are being hosted this week at a five-star luxury hotel in Morocco by one of the world's most controversial mining companies, criticized for "serious human rights violations" by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice. The Moroccan government-owned mining company OCP operates in disputed international territory in a remote part of the Saharan Desert and the firm has been criticized for removing the resources...
  • Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren Scolds Pamela Geller

    05/06/2015 7:22:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 111 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 06, 2015 | Erik Wemple
    Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren Scolds Pamela Geller By Erik Wemple May 6 Before embarking on a television career, Fox News host Greta Van Susteren worked as a highly successful trial attorney. She graduated from Georgetown Law, represented clients in federal and state venues and picked up her share of accolades along the way. And last night she ditched her legal-eagle sophistication in a monologue criticizing activist Pamela Geller for putting the lives of police officers on the line at an event Sunday in Garland, Texas. “Everyone knew this event would unglue some who might become violent,” said Van Susteren....
  • Healthcare For Those In U.S. Illegally Could Cost California $740 Million A Year

    05/04/2015 7:25:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 4, 2015 | MELANIE MASON
    Healthcare For Those In U.S. Illegally Could Cost California $740 Million A Year Sen. Ricardo Lara's bill, SB 4, would extend Medi-Cal coverage to people in the country illegally. By MELANIE MASON Senate analyst estimates cost of Medi-Cal expansion bill ranges from $280 million to $740 million annually Estimated price tag of SB 4 would drop if President Obama's deportation relief order stands Extending state-subsidized healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally could cost California as much as $740 million annually, according to a Senate fiscal analysis released Monday. The report affixes a price tag to the proposal for...