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  • Vince Vaughn: You bet I think Americans should have guns in public

    06/01/2015 10:18:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Meet your newest most favorite celebrity, Vince Vaughn. An interviewer for the British version of GQ decided to ask about the European Left’s favorite tongue-clucking topic of American culture, gun ownership. Rather than pander to the groupthink, Vaughn gave them the rhetorical double-barrel, and even offered a thinly veiled slam at the governing elite across the pond (via LoganSix on Twitter): On the American right to own a gun: “I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don’t have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to...
  • House Issues Subpoena for Release of Diplomatic Spending Documents

    06/01/2015 6:51:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 1, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The House Foreign Affairs Committee has issued a subpoena to the Obama administration compelling it to release long-withheld documents concerning the training of diplomatic security personnel tasked with defending Americans abroad. Since 2014, Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.) the committees chairman, has been seeking key documents from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding State Department plans to construct a nearly $1 billion training facility for diplomatic security personnel. Royce issued a subpoena to the OMB on Friday to force the release of documents detailing whether construction of the new training facility will be cost effective. Critics such as...
  • Minimum Wages: Oh, When Will They Ever Learn?

    06/01/2015 5:51:51 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 7 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/1/15 | Brian Joondeph
    One of the first concepts taught in basic economics is the demand curve. As the price of something goes up, the demand for it goes down. And vice versa. One doesnt even need an economics class to understand that a $50-million house will not have a bunch of buyers in a bidding war, compared to a much less expensive house. Or that a sale, lowering the price of something, is a good way to sell more and clear the inventory. So why is there such confusion about the minimum wage? A wage is simply the price of labor. Raise the...
  • Much of Sierra sees big rainfall, snow totals in May

    05/31/2015 12:40:31 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 30, 2015 | By Phillip Reese and Dale Kasler
    For a lone, lovely month, it hasnt much felt like a drought in the Sierra Nevada. Rain and snow have fallen week after week during May in the high country. Temperatures have dropped below normal most days, reducing the amount of water lost to evaporation. Southern California has received an unusual amount of rain, too: San Diego has seen 2.4 inches of precipitation in May; it normally gets 0.21 inches. Climatologists said the wet weather has not put much of a dent in Californias drought, now in its fourth year. Yet some experts said the recent precipitation could offer a...
  • Elon Musk's growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies

    05/31/2015 9:27:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/31/15 | Jerry Hirsch
    Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a multibillion-dollar fortune running companies that make electric cars, sell solar panels and launch rockets into space. And he's built those companies with the help of billions in government subsidies. Tesla Motors Inc., SolarCity Corp. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, together have benefited from an estimated $4.9 billion in government support, according to data compiled by The Times. The figure underscores a common theme running through his emerging empire: a public-private financing model underpinning long-shot start-ups. "He definitely goes where there is government money," said Dan Dolev, an analyst at...
  • The Left Goes Insane

    05/31/2015 8:43:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Fay Voshell
    The fall in to certain untruth is almost complete within the ranks of the increasingly mentally disturbed Left. Further, because so much of what the Left is promulgating is in fact certain untruth, it must continually seek to cut off rational debates. It abhors questions about the veracity of its dogma and praxis. Leftists believe it is vitally important to prohibit questions that might undermine them or their systems credibility. Nothing, absolutely nothing, about the dogma of the Left is to be questioned. It is only to be believed. That is one reason why the Lefts current chief flag bearer,...
  • When District Attorneys Attack

    05/31/2015 8:02:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | May 31, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The GOP should turn its attention to prosecutorial misconduct. As the old Vulcan proverb has it, Only Nixon can go to China. And only Nixons political heirs can fix the persistent and terrifying problems that continue to plague this countrys law-enforcement agencies and prosecutors offices. Exhibit A: Orange County, California. The sunny Southern California county with a population surpassing that of nearly half the states has a Republican county executive, Steve Neuhaus, and a Republican district attorney, Tony Rackauckas, and a big problem on its hands: Its entire prosecutorial apparatus all 250 lawyers in the district attorneys...
  • Gender neutral restrooms gaining traction among schools

    05/31/2015 8:54:59 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | May 31, 2015 | Pat Maio
    Two years after California passed a law that permits transgender youth to use whatever bathroom they wish, school districts continue to grapple with compliance, though major strides have been made. You cant just build a restroom or retrofit one tomorrow, said Kurt Dearie, a history teacher at Carlsbad High School who has been a co-advisor for the schools Gender Sexuality Alliance since 2002. The lack of money and all kinds of things make this more challenging today.
  • All the World's a Stage -- Even San Quentin

    05/31/2015 7:44:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Julius Caesar lay dead. The senators who took his life stood dumbstruck, faced with the foul deed they had done, and then fled in a panic. Mark Antony stared at the corpse in horror and then raged, "Cry 'Havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war." He picked up Caesar's heavily tattooed lifeless body and exited the stage. The audience gasped. It wasn't just the fine performance of LeMar Harrison, aka Maverick, who played Antony, that moved the crowd. It was the heft of Azraal Ford, the larger-than-life actor who played Caesar. Big Az is a towering, well-built man. Maverick...
  • Ro Khanna Launches Campaign Against Mike Honda for Congress

    05/30/2015 11:07:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Ro Khanna launched another campaign to challenge fellow democrat, congressman Mike Honda. Honda edged Khanna in a costly election last November by a margin of 52 to 48 percent. On Saturday, Khanna explained why he's running in Santa Clara. "For the first time, there is an anxiety about whether that American dream that my parents came to this country for, whether that dream is going to exist," Khanna said. Khanna enjoys the support of many tech industry leaders, and he's worked closely with San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo. Both candidates each spent more than $3 million on their campaigns last...
  • 24-Hour Transportation Service For Drunk CA Senators Paid For By Taxpayers

    05/30/2015 10:25:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 30, 2015
    California senators too drunk to drive can turn to a 24-hour ride service funded by taxpayers, a local newspaper reports. State records show that the California Senate hired in February two part-time employees whose duties include ground transportation for Senate members. The employees are paid $2,532 per month, the Sacramento Bee reported. The service comes after high-profile arrests of lawmakers on suspicion of drunken driving. Four lawmakers in the last five years have been accused of drunk driving, including three on streets around the Capitol.
  • California Assembly Passes Bill to Make Pregnancy Centers Promote Abortions [Jeremiah 19]

    05/30/2015 3:14:02 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 66 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/27/015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    Thousands of pregnancy centers across the nation are the counterbalance to the abortion industry by providing women with tangible help and real alternatives to abortion. But pregnancy centers in California may soon find themselves forced to promote abortions under legislation pending in the California legislature. The state Assembly has passed AB 775, the Pregnancy Counseling Discrimination Rule, would require all pregnancy centers to promote abortions to their clients. There is no conscience clause or opt out for centers that provide pregnant women assistance without abortions or abortion referrals. Failure to comply carries a $500 fine for first offense and $1,000...
  • Scott Walker Praises Carly Fiorina, Adds That We Play to Win on Iowa Straw Poll

    05/30/2015 2:47:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 30, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Wisconsin Governor and likely GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker joined the Howie Carr radio show on Friday to praise GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and knock a recent Washington Times story. A columnist for the Boston Herald and talk radio host, Carr took to Twitter posting quotes during his interview with Walker. His first tweet read, @ScottWalker tells me WashTimes story is inaccurate. He will not be skipping Iowa. IAPolitics We play to win.
  • Woman Accused of Running Down Navy Chief Petty Officer in Road Rage Killing: CHP

    05/30/2015 2:52:34 PM PDT · by South40 · 91 replies
    NBC San DIego ^ | 30 MAY 2015 | R. Stickney, Monica Garske and Andie Adams
    A woman was under arrest Friday, accused of murder for striking and running over a motorcyclist on a busy San Diego highway at rush hour. Imperial Beach resident Darla Renee Jackson, 26, was driving a black Nissan Altima northbound on Interstate 5 near E Street in Chula Vista at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers said Jackson and a man on a red Ducati motorcycle got into some type of disagreement on the roadway. After the two drivers transitioned from I-5 to eastbound State Route 54 and passed National City Boulevard, Jackson hit the Ducati from behind and...
  • 'There is a future in sodomy': Protestors take over anti-gay marriage lecture on college campus

    05/30/2015 9:48:09 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/27/2015 | Dave Urbanski
    As a speaker was about to begin her lecture criticizing gay marriage Tuesday on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara, about 30 students seated in the front rows stood with signs, turned to face the rest of the audience and let loose.
  • Artificially produced water delivers Israel from drought

    05/30/2015 7:38:27 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 31 replies
    seattletimes ^ | May 29, 2015 at 6:35 pm | Isabel Kershner
    JERUSALEM — At the peak of the drought, Shabi Zvieli, an Israeli gardener, feared for his livelihood. A hefty tax was placed on excessive household water consumption, penalizing families with lawns, swimming pools or leaky pipes. So many of Zvieli’s clients went over to synthetic grass and swapped their seasonal blooms for hardy, indigenous plants more suited to a semiarid climate.
  • Earthquake: 5.5 quake strikes near Brooktrails

    05/30/2015 5:55:30 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 8 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | May 30, 2015 | QUAKEBOT
    A shallow magnitude 5.5 earthquake was reported Saturday morning seven miles from Brooktrails, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:33 a.m. PDT at a depth of 23.6 miles.
  • Silk Road mastermind Ulbricht sentenced

    05/29/2015 6:37:18 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 8 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | May 29 2015 | Joab Jackson
    The creator and chief operator of the Silk Road has been sentenced to two life sentences in jail for running the online drug marketplace, which federal prosecutors estimated facilitated the sales of more than $213 million worth of drugs and other unlawful goods between 2011 and 2013. The life sentences are to be served concurrently, along with a five-year sentence for hacking and twenty years for money laundering. The government is also seeking $183 million from Ulbricht based on the profits he made.
  • Nancy Pelosi: The Clintons Will Have To Answer For The Foundation

    05/29/2015 2:12:32 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 29, 2015 | AL WEAVER
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday that Bill and Hillary Clinton will need to answer for the donations taken in by the Clinton Foundation. Pelosi told MSNBCs Thomas Roberts that theres no question the donation scandal raises questions that the former secretary of state will need to answer for. She made the remarks after Roberts asked her to respond to a New York Times story showing that former President Clinton appeared at a charity event, but only after they gave a $500,000 donation to the foundation.
  • Water Revolution in Israel Overcomes Any Threat of Drought

    05/29/2015 12:59:51 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 29, 2015 | ISABEL KERSHNER
    ... Today, there is plenty of water in Israel. A lighter version of an old Israel is drying up campaign has been dusted off to advertise baby diapers. The fear has gone, said Mr. Zvieli, whose customers have gone back to planting flowers. As California and other western areas of the United States grapple with an extreme drought, a revolution has taken place here. A major national effort to desalinate Mediterranean seawater and to recycle wastewater has provided the country with enough water for all its needs, even during severe droughts. More than 50 percent of the water for Israeli...
  • California Veteran Agency Wrongly Suspends Veterans Benefits

    05/29/2015 9:12:57 AM PDT · by libertas~prosperare · 12 replies
    Street Insider ^ | 05/22/2015 | ITT
    The ITT Technical Institutes have been under scrutiny for years and still have yet to have a day in court. In recent news, the piling on continues by the Miami Herald who chastises the state education board for allowing ITT Tech to continue to enroll students instead of shutting it down based on allegations. The unprecedented assault persists on yet another career college that has been operating on solid footing for 45 years. Our established decades of service to non-traditional students and veterans is now only a negative and repeating headline and a chorus of cries for change....
  • Common Cores Slow Collapse

    05/29/2015 8:26:16 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 29, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    As a public service, we try to track the progress, or lack thereof, of the latest top-down education reform concocted by elites and insidersCommon Core. We are aided immeasurably by the Heartland Institute which publishes updates on Common Cores setbacks and advances in School Reform News. In the May issue, we learn that: The governor of Mississippi vetoed a commission on Common Core; Ohio may soon give certain school districts the option of creating their own exams; and Montana parents went to court to repeal Common Core. Meanwhile, parents fighting Common Core still face uphill struggles in...
  • iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates

    05/28/2015 11:18:46 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 67 replies
    May, 28, 2015 | Self
    iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates I hope people realize iCarly is full on GOPe RNC and her role is to aid GOPe candidates. As RNC talent, she is better than most. She is articulate, concise, intelligent. But don't think we can trust her long term any more than we can trust Prince Rebus, Boner or Mitchie-poo. iCarly is not the only strategic pseudo-candidate. Why would Huckabee run other than to dilute support for Ted Cruz. It's win win win for GOPe, Huckabee and Fox Huckabee gets to help Cruz lose and then gets to go back to Fox as a...
  • Carly Fiorina belongs on the primary debate stage

    05/28/2015 8:34:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | May 27,2015 | DREW CLINE
    Politics is a field dominated by those who excel at communicating, and Fiorina is proving herself a powerful and effective communicator. She does more than turn a nice phrase. (Nothing makes me angrier than when peoples livelihoods are sacrificed on the altar of ideology.) She packs more substance into fewer words than anyone else in the 2016 field. With this ability, Fiorina is selling herself as a competent manager and bold leader. She charmingly calls the administrative apparatus in Washington a vast, bloated, incompetent bureaucracy. To fix it, she would implement zero-based budgeting and pay for performance; tackle fraud, waste...
  • Crude by rail receipts continue to be an important source of supply for West Coast refiners

    05/29/2015 6:11:44 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | May 28, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    This Week in Petroleum has previously examined crude oil supply patterns on the West Coast, noting the increase in unaccounted-for supply, and then linking the increase to movements of crude by railroad. EIAs recently launched crude-by-rail data enable a more detailed analysis of emerging crude oil supply patterns on the West Coast. The data indicate that most crude-by-rail deliveries into PADD 5 are destined for refineries in Washington state, and that despite recent delays in crude-by-rail projects in California, refineries in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas are not entirely without access to domestic crude oil from other regions....
  • The Longest Hatred

    05/28/2015 12:42:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Cliff May
    Robert S. Wistrich, who died suddenly last week, was considered the foremost scholar of anti-Semitism, which he called “the longest hatred,” one that appears to be metastasizing in the current era. Writing about Nazi anti-Semitism ruffles no feathers within academia and other elite circles. Mr. Wistrich, however, had been warning that “anti-Semitism has undergone a process of growing ‘Islamicization,’ linked to the terrorist holy war against Jews and other non-Muslims with its truly lethal consequences.” This “new” anti-Semitism,” he added, targetsIsrael, the only state with a Jewish majority: “the collective Jew.” “New” is a relative term: It was 40 years...
  • To Curb Bullying, Who Are the Sikhs? Film Debuts at Kerman High

    05/28/2015 2:35:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 5/27 | Carmen George
    Standing before a Kerman High School class on Wednesday, Raj Sra talked about being the only Punjabi kid at his Tulare schools growing up. He was called many names. Everything you can imagine: raghead, camel jockey, Sra said, who now works as an information systems and technology administrator for the Fresno County Office of Education. People had no idea where India was. They thought anybody with a turban was Muslim or from Arabia. It was just some far-off place. Fresno County school officials, in partnership with local Sikh leaders, are working to change that skewed perception. Together, they produced a...
  • Condi Isn't Running: Get Over It

    05/28/2015 10:54:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    One of my ongoing political passions is the California US Senate race. For the greater part of my life, I have lived in a state languishing under two of the more liberal and/or worst US Senators in modern history. Dianne Feinstein, the senior senator by a few months, won her latest reelection by 30 points. She had deftly refused to debate her last opponent, arrogantly confiding to one reporter: Im running my own campaign. Feinstein is barely tolerable compared to her ultra-liberal, retiring counterpart. Junior US Senator Barbara Boxer, a progressive figurehead, claimed that a baby is a baby when...
  • Fiorina, Kasich Crack Top 10 In New Q Poll

    05/28/2015 9:12:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner - Buzz Cut ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    Marco Rubio skidded. Jeb Bush slid. Ben Carson zoomed. Mike Huckabee bounced. Scott Walker stayed steady. And thats how you end up with a five-way tie for first place in the latest Quinnipiac University national poll on the GOP Sixteeners. Put another way: With five candidates evenly dividing half of the vote, there is no first place. While Rubio lost a third of his support and Bush continued to droop, losing three points for the second month in a row, all five can say with confidence that they will meet the polling criterion for the first GOP debate, hosted by...
  • Report: Deciphering Californias assault weapon ban list

    05/28/2015 7:49:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    guns.com ^ | 5/28/2015 | Chris Eger
    Guns classified by the DOJ as assault weapons cannot be bought, sold or transferred in the state unless it is to a licensed dealer. Indeed, even those on the lists will eventually disappear as state law only allows for their dismantling, transfer to law enforcement, or out of state sale by their current owners, forbidding even inheritance to family members.
  • Jihad in Los Angeles?

    05/28/2015 7:36:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 May 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Jihad in Los Angeles? The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has arrested a suspect, Dawud Abdulwali, 56, on arson charges connected with the massive downtown fire last December that consumed the Da Vinci apartment complex. The Los Angeles Times reports that Abdulwali was arrested Tuesday morning during a traffic stop, and after a lengthy investigation. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the arrest Wednesday, saying: This arrest illustrates that crime will not be tolerated in Los Angeles. Abdulwadis alleged motive has not been revealed. He was arrested by the LAPDs anti-terrorism unit, though officials say that there is no reason to suspect...
  • San Andreas Ready to Blow In Theaters and In Real Life

    05/28/2015 6:20:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.sciencetimes.com ^ | May 26, 2015 03:30 PM EDT | Rachel K Wentz
    Admit it, there's nothing more fun than sitting in a dark theatre, munching on a bucket of buttery popcorn, and watching the Earth get demolished. In the latest round of catastrophic flicks, California is destroyed as the famous San Andreas Fault unleashes unimaginable (and unrealistic) devastation across the state. The new film, San Andreas, depicts the rupture of an unknown fault near the Hoover Dam in Nevada, which gets the destructive ball rolling by setting off powerful earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault. And although earthquakes are nothing new to Californians, and pose serious threats along the famous fault, Hollywood...
  • Golden State Warriors owner fired coach Mark Jackson for refusing to embrace homosexuality

    05/28/2015 1:46:28 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    MofoPolitics.com ^ | May. 13, 2014
    From 1992 to 2012, the Golden State Warriors were consistently one of the worst teams in basketball. The team was so unimaginably miserable, management so criminally negligible that owner Joe Lacob was mercilessly booed for 15 straight minutes at a ceremony honoring beloved Warriors great Chris Mullin (SNIP) Enter Mark Jackson. After a rocky start in 2011, Jackson turned a perennial loser into one of the top teams in the NBA. In 2014, the Warriors finished with 51 wins the most wins by the team in two decades. (SNIP) Having failed to catch Jacksons spewing hate speech Lacob and Welts...
  • [California:] Davis ordinance seeks middle ground in sugary beverage debate

    05/27/2015 10:52:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sammy Caiola
    Do you want water or milk with that? Servers at Davis city restaurants will soon be asking that question to customers ordering kids meals with beverages, under a new ordinance designed to discourage sugary soda consumption. The ordinance, passed on a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday night, will require any Davis restaurant that offers a meal-with-drink kids menu to make water or milk, not soda, the primary option. Parents can still request soda at no extra charge, but must specifically ask for it. By Sept. 1, Davis restaurants must prove compliance with the city ordinance by submitting a copy of their...
  • Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.

    05/27/2015 9:07:00 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 48 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 05/27/2015 | Yahoo
    Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.
  • L.A. labor leaders seek minimum wage exemption for firms with union workers

    05/27/2015 3:46:48 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    The L.A. Times ^ | May 27, 2015 | PETER JAMISON, DAVID ZAHNISER AND EMILY ALPERT REYES
    Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces. The push to include an exception to the mandated wage increase for companies that let their employees collectively bargain was the latest unexpected detour as the city nears approval of its landmark legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. For much of the past eight months, labor activists have argued against special considerations for business...
  • Gallup Signals the GOP: Abandon the Bitter Clingers in Your Backwards Base

    05/27/2015 1:40:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A new Gallup poll out. Headline: "Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues." Now, before you go off getting depressed about this, let me tell you what the reason for this is, after we give you the details. "Americans are more likely now than in the early 2000s to find a variety of behaviors morally acceptable, including gay and lesbian relations, having a baby outside of marriage and sex between an unmarried man and woman. Moral acceptability of many of these issues is now at a record-high level." It's a subtle message to the Republican Party, and...
  • Tatum ONeal On Dating Women: Theyre More Intelligent Than Men Ive Met Recently (barf alert!)

    Actress Tatum ONeal revealed to People magazine this week that since her relationship with John McEnroe, she has been dating mostly women. While the 51-year-old mother of three does not necessarily identify as bisexual or lesbian, she did explain the motivation behind her new preference for women. I think women are the most amazing creatures on earth. Theyre gentle, and also more intelligent than the men that Ive met recently, she said. ONeal has yet to lock down a steady partner, but she told the mag she looks forward to it. The actress, who battled substance addiction for many...
  • FIORINA: TITLES ARE JUST TITLES, HILLARYS TRACK RECORD IS ME COLLAPSE AND THE RUSSIAN RESET

    05/27/2015 12:23:31 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina argued that titles are just titles and Hillary Clintons track record includes the collapse of the Middle East and the failed Russian reset on Wednesdays Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC. Fiorina said, I come from a world where titles are just titles, and talk is just talk. Its only in politics where titles and words mean a lot. In the rest of the world, its actually about what have you done, actions speak louder than words. People want to know are your words and your actions consistent and are they consistent over time. And so,...
  • L.A. labor leaders seek minimum wage exemption for firms with union workers

    05/27/2015 7:59:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 27, 2015 | PETER JAMISON, DAVID ZAHNISER AND EMILY ALPERT REYES
    Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces. The push to include an exception to the mandated wage increase for companies that let their employees collectively bargain was the latest unexpected detour as the city nears approval of its landmark legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. For much of the past eight months, labor activists have argued against special considerations for business...
  • Remembering Malcolm Kerr: Assassinated By Islamic Terrorists

    05/27/2015 7:53:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Lloyd Billingsley
    As Steve Kerr leads the Golden State Warriors toward the NBA finals, sportswriters are easily outpacing the old-line establishment media, and the Obama administration, on the subject of terrorism. Kerr, a former National Basketball Association star, is the son of Malcolm Kerr, whose parents Stanley and Elsa arrived in the Middle East in 1919 to join relief efforts that followed the Armenian genocide.
  • California oil spill company slightly downgrades size of pipeline leak

    05/27/2015 4:10:45 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/25/2015 | AP
    Plains All American Pipeline, the company which owns the pipeline at the centre of an oil spill off the coast of California, on Monday downgraded the amount of oil it says spilled in a worst-case scenario. The company said the estimate of the worst-case volume of oil released was up to 101,000 gallons about 4,200 gallons less than previously believed. Plains All American is still cleaning up the spill along the Santa Barbara County coastline and recovering oil from the pipeline, so the calculations are not final.
  • A Proposal for an Immigration Executive Order to Build a Border Wall

    05/26/2015 11:20:12 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 10 replies
    Attorney Website ^ | May 26, 2015 | James C. Wolf
    President Obama can flex his presidential power issuing Executive Orders regarding immigration. I propose the most urgent presidential mandate should be to build a border wall. As an immigration attorney based in California, I would benefit from the government ignoring the border and creating millions of new clients for my firm. But as an American, I want the Government to protect our soil and my family from threats coming across our southern border. Drug mules and Islamic State terrorists should not be able to waltz into the US. Therefore I have drafted a proposal, and an effectively free funding plan,...
  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a Dumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Floridas most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clintons candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: Walker would be the first president with a GED.The Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • Fraudulent Gay Marriage Study Dupes the Media

    05/26/2015 7:30:45 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 23, 2015 | Don Irvine
    The mainstream media have some egg on their face today after being forced to retract their reports on a gay-marriage study that was found to have been based on fraudulent research. IMG_0004The study, which appeared in the December 12, 2014 edition ofScience, claimed that support for same-sex marriage among voters increased with the use of door-to-door canvassing, especially if the canvasser was gay. Supporters of gay marriage, who were excited about the results, have now been brought back to reality after one of the authors of the study, Donald Green, a Columbia University political scientist, asked Science to retract the...
  • The Assisted-Suicide Movement Goes on Life Support

    05/26/2015 7:17:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 22, 2015 | Aaron Kheriaty
    [subtitle] A George Soros-backed effort in California has stalled, the latest sign of weak backing for the deadly practice. In the past 20 years, more than 100 campaigns to legalize assisted suicide have been introduced in various states. All but three have failed. In 2012 the same Massachusetts voters who elected Elizabeth Warren and re-elected Barack Obama gave the thumbs down to doctor-assisted suicide. Compassion & Choices -- the "death with dignity" organization formerly called the Hemlock Society -- saw a 40-point lead in Massachusetts polls evaporate on election day, despite millions of dollars in campaign spending. Bills this year...
  • It's The Duke's Birthday

    05/26/2015 5:35:07 AM PDT · by Phlap · 19 replies
    Refdesk ^ | 05/28/2015
    Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer.[1] An Academy Award-winner, Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. [2][3] An enduring American icon, he epitomized rugged masculinity and is famous for his demeanor, including his distinctive calm voice, walk, and height. Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa but his family relocated to the greater Los Angeles area when he was four years old. He found work at local film studios when he lost his...
  • Attorney Drives Initiative to End Alimony in California

    05/25/2015 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    Patch.com ^ | 8MAY2015 | Paige Austin
    An Orange County software consultant said today his divorce prompted him to write an initiative that would end alimony. I was able to experience first-hand the many pitfalls associated with the process, said Steve Clark, executive director of the Huntington Beach- based CalAlimonyReform.org. The amount of time and money coupled with the emotional stress was more than I could have ever anticipated. Backers of the initiative received permission this week from Secretary of State Alex Padilla to begin gathering signatures. The group has until Nov. 2 to obtain valid signatures from 365,880 registered voters -- 5 percent of the total...
  • Spilling the truth on the fight for a $15 minimum wage

    05/25/2015 2:37:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    nypost.com ^ | may 25, 2015
    Did The New York Times just inadvertently tell us what the real goal of the raise-the-minimum-wage campaign is? A Times editorial last week cheered Los Angeles’ enactment of a $15-an-hour minimum wage — but noted that restaurants, particularly fast-food joints, don’t like it. Said The Times: “The restaurant industry . . . will not go down without a fight.” We didn’t think that bringing down an entire industry was what the campaign for a $15 minimum was supposed to be about. Oops. Back in March, we noted that a similar hikein Seattle’s minimum wage was leading to a spate of local restaurant closings, given that labor costs...
  • SeeBS: GOP Could Suffer Fallout If Supreme Court Rules To Eliminate Obamacare For Millions

    05/25/2015 10:41:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | May 25, 2015 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) A Supreme Court ruling due in late June could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by the presidents health care law. But it is Republicans and not White House officials who are talking about damage control. If that sounds wrong, check the math.