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  • Wife of Judge in Sheriff Arpaio Case Allegedly Claimed Her Husband Is Out to Get the Sheriff

    05/29/2015 10:15:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 1 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On May 22, attorneys Michele M. Iafrate and A. Melvin McDonald filed a Motion for Recusal and Disqualification of District Court Judge G. Murray Snow because of revelations allegedly made by Snow’s wife regarding his apparent disdain toward Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his wishes to drive the sheriff from office. Those revelations came to light in an August 2013 conversation between Mrs. Snow and her childhood friend Karen Grissom. In that conversation, Mrs. Snow allegedly said her husband “hates” Sheriff Arpaio and “will do anything to get [him] out of office.” If true, such emotions and desires on the part...
  • Obama Knew He Was Trading Taliban Terrorists For Traitor

    05/29/2015 9:53:39 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Just as President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, that the attack on our diplomatic mission there was a preplanned terrorist attack, it has now become known that President Obama knew in real time that Bowe Bergdahl in fact was a deserter who abandoned his post in the Afghanistan war zone. Bergdahl walked away from his comrades and his military responsibilities in June 2009 after he finished his guard shift at an outpost in Southeastern Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. And his fellow soldiers knew at the time...
  • Coca Cola Runs Ad Campaign Featuring Gay Family; "We Choose Happiness over Tradition"

    05/29/2015 9:29:57 AM PDT · by rightistight · 132 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/29/15 | Aurelius
    Coca Cola is running ads that will appear on buses and signs featuring a gay couple and their adopted child. The ad shows a picture of two men holding a baby, playing with crayons. A bottle of Coca Cola is next to them. Over their heads reads, "We choose happiness ~over~ tradition. -the Van Bergen family." In the bottom right corner it reads, "#choosehappiness:" The ad implies that, though their family is not "traditional," the Van Bergens are happy. They also drink Coke:
  • ARIZONA: Bikers plan armed anti-Islam protest outside mosque that hatched the two Garland....

    05/29/2015 4:35:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    barenakedislam.com ^ | may 27, 2015 | barenakedislam
    FULL TITLE: ARIZONA: Bikers plan armed anti-Islam protest outside mosque that hatched the two Garland, Texas would-be Muslim jihadist assassins On Friday, May 29, 2015, a group of bikers in Arizona plan to host an anti-Islam demonstration outside of the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. Dubbed as “Freedom of Speech Rally Round 2,” a reference to American blogger Pamela Geller’s ‘Draw Muhammad’ cartoon contest in Garland, Texas earlier this month, the event, organized on Facebook, is described as a “response to the recent attack in Texas where 2 armed terrorists with ties to ISIS, attempted to kill a bunch of...
  • I am SICK & TIRED of MadAve attacks on White Males! [Vanity]

    05/28/2015 1:46:29 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 61 replies
    Self
    OK, I've just watch the Nth iteration of Madison Avenue's everlasting attack of the last domestic enemy, the White Male (WM)! In recent memory there were the series of stupid Caucasian (non-Hispanic variant) men who 'starred' in the SPDR Fund ads. Now we have the AT&T ad campaign with the current one showing the husband/father totally unable to manage while the all-knowing female was away. A previous ad in this campaign had an equally clueless WM in a Real Estate Agency group of 4 much smarter women.
  • Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing

    05/28/2015 12:50:03 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sarah Fisher
    Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing 5.27.2015 News Sarah Fisher Whilee Baltimore faces record levels of violence, an anonymous police officer told Sean Hannity last night that police will no longer be "proactive." This month there were 35 murders, and 32 reported shootings this past Memorial Day weekend alone. A current Baltimore police officer who chose to hide his identity reacted on "Hannity" tonight, saying that the surge in violence is a "direct result" from the six officers who were indicted by a grand jury in the death of Freddie Gray. "After the protests, it seems like the citizens would appreciate...
  • Your mother wears specially-made, Navy SEAL combat boots (Women in Combat)

    05/28/2015 9:11:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chad Groening
    A national defense analyst says it's a disgrace that U.S. military officers are not fighting an ongoing effort to put women in front-line combat units.The Washington Times recently reported that Congress is prodding the armed forces to develop a special combat boot for women to minimize stress fractures due to marching and training. Bob Maginnis, a senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council, says the issue is about more than combat boots for women.It's about women are not men. Women are not little men either," says Maginnis, who retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel....
  • Ted Cruz Comes Clean: He’s a Secret Video Game Addict

    05/28/2015 7:30:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 28, 2015 | Tim Mak
    The senator is known as a Tea Party firebrand. What he’s not known as is a hidden geek who can’t get enough of ‘Candy Crush.’ He tells The Daily Beast why he can’t have a console.Long before Ted Cruz became a senator from Texas, he was a gamer. He’s known for being pugilistic on the Senate floor, but sometimes he’d rather be fighting cartoon zombies on his iPhone. It’s an uncommon lens through which to view Cruz, a controversial conservative figure who is now running for the highest political office in the country. Cruz’s video game habit fits into a...
  • Silicon Valley’s Eating Up Super Ritalin. I Got the Best of It.

    05/27/2015 7:02:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Dan McCarthy
    Nootropics, the new staple ‘brain enhancers’ in Silicon Valley that purport to increase productivity and perception, exist in an unregulated legal gray area in the U.S. In Colombia, you can pick up even the shadiest kinds over the counter. I did just that. In the months before a recent trip to Colombia, off to visit an expat friend living there, I had been hearing about nootropics. Or “smart drugs,” as they’re referred to. Brain enhancers. Mental magic. Depending on which site you’ve read that’s proclaimed them the new “It” drug for bio-hackers of every stripe, all roads lead to the...
  • How Much Would Your Body Cost if You Had to Buy it One Piece at a Time? (Vanity)

    05/26/2015 7:24:54 PM PDT · by amorphous · 48 replies
    N/A ^ | 26 May, 2015 | N/A
    I received the bill for a single porcelain crown today. It was almost $900. That got me to thinking, what would it cost if you had to pay for all of your body parts one piece at a time? At today's prices, probably way more than a lot of us are worth. God sure was good to us. He gave most of us all the body parts we needed for free. Of course good ol' mom and dad helped! Just something to be thankful for and a break from thinking about all the trouble in the world today.
  • Hillary store has her look down to a T

    05/26/2015 12:26:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    thehill.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    Hillary Clinton supporters can now don a “pantsuit tee” inspired by one of her signature looks. The “everyday pantsuit tee” went on sale Tuesday in the 2016 Democratic candidate’s just-launched online campaign store. The $30 bright red shirt brings “a whole new meaning to casual Friday,” according to the product description. Fine print on the page points out: “Pantsuit bottoms not included.”
  • Memorial Day - Post Your Heroes

    05/25/2015 1:36:35 PM PDT · by Textide · 35 replies
    seld | 05/25/2015 | self
    I have the good fortune to live near DC and Arlington cemetery on this Memorial Day. The morning was hot, and Dear Leader's presence blocked some of Arlington Cemetery. I told one of the Army sentries that I underestimated this SOB as he could screw up Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. I had the goal to find the graves of three men who were killed in action this Memorial Day. This first was a man who is familiar to anyone who watched "The Pacific". John Basilone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Basilonehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1-O2QFmy4Y The second was a the grandson of a controversial figure, who nevertheless...
  • Trains Matter

    05/25/2015 12:08:46 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    Amtrak Store ^ | October 30, 1970 | Choo Choo
    I am not making this up. The Official Amtrak Merchandise store. (click the pic)
  • Police to use purple uniforms to “soften image” [satire]

    05/25/2015 10:01:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Call the Cops ^ | May 23, 2015 | RJ
    Last week the President called for police to soften up uniforms to improve public relations. In response the Department of Justice is getting ready to field test new uniforms in friendly colors. Various shades of Purple are being tested as it seems to be universally thought of as a color of friendship.
  • Charlie Daniels: 'Lock and Load America, Trouble is on the Way'

    05/25/2015 8:03:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | John Blosser
    Grammy-winning country music legend Charlie Daniels is fed up with President Obama's refusal to blame Muslims for terrorism and America's political correctness when it comes to Islamic murderers, and says, "Lock and load America, trouble is on the way." In a lengthy statement on his website, triggered by the terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, on May 3, Daniels blasted both Muslims and Obama. Daniels, whose hits, "The Devil Came Down To Georgia" and "The South's Gonna Do It Again" have earned him a place forever in country music history, wrote about the Garland shooting, "The ramifications of this incident should,...
  • Why I love 'hate speech'

    05/24/2015 6:55:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Mallory Millett
    I love Pamela Geller. I have known and loved her for years. She is a great American! If only everyone who has the honor of calling himself American could grow courage like hers we would be un-terrorizable as a nation. Pamela gets that we are at war and stands as an example for those of us who have lost our way. Many of you under fifty have been educated by the whackerino indoctrinators crowding reality out of our High Schools and Universities. These liars and fantasists are so busy obliterating, truncating or revising history (when they're not entirely ignoring it),...
  • Univision host: Hispanic vote to jump from 12 million to 16 million, will decide presidency

    05/23/2015 9:26:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | May 20, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Jorge Ramos, the influential host of Univision's Noticiero Univision, said the Latino vote will decide the 2016 presidential election and that Hispanics could see a reward for providing the margin of victory. In an interview with Harvard University's Institute of Politics following a speech to students, Ramos predicted that about 16 million Hispanics will go to the polls, likely to vote Democratic based on past trends.He said that there is a "new rule" in politics — winning the White House can't be done without Hispanics."
  • Coldplay's Game of Thrones: The Musical (Full 12-minute version)

    05/22/2015 9:00:53 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 21, 2015 | Coldplay Official
    Game of Thrones: The Musical. For Red Nose Day on NBC, Coldplay and the cast of Game of Thrones join forces for the band's most important project yet: a musical for HBO’s Game of Thrones.
  • You want hypotheticals? Here’s one. (Krauthammer Opines)

    05/21/2015 8:53:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 2, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who’s in charge — while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America’s alleged strategy for combating the Islamic State is in freefall. It gets worse. The Gulf states’ top leaders, betrayed and bitter, ostentatiously boycott President Obama’s failed Camp David summit. “We were America’s best friend in the Arab world for 50 years,” laments Saudi Arabia’s former intelligence chief.Note: “were,”...
  • Guy who shot at George Zimmerman recently in mental institution

    05/20/2015 11:05:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A little over a week ago George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting. You probably recall the story since it was all over the web. And as with the link I just provided, that’s how it was described in headlines across the spectrum. George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting. And why would anyone be surprised? You know what a bad guy he is, right? He was probably just trying to gun down some other helpless citizen. But as it turns out, the story is a bit more complicated than the initial headlines indicated. Local police and one judge have...
  • Pro-choice author: Unintended pregnancy is bad but not Abortion

    05/19/2015 8:11:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | May 16, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Did you read that title? Now you know the crux of this battle. To abortion advocates the “problem” has always been the baby! Thus- the reason why Everyday Feminist blogger, Laura Kacere wrote: Abortion Isn’t a Bad Thing So we shouldn’t be talking about it like it is. It’s not just the phrase that’s the problem, but the sentiment behind it. Beneath the desire to keep abortion rare, people say, is a desire to reduce unintended pregnancies, which is completely legitimate. Unintended pregnancies are hard, can put undue stress on everyone involved, and can be reduced in pretty simple ways,...
  • Browser speeds Help

    05/19/2015 11:32:36 AM PDT · by ex-snook · 25 replies
    self | May 19 | self
    My Firefox is running very very slow compared to Explorer running FreeRepublic. Any ideas?
  • Watch: Michelle’s Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson

    05/19/2015 5:53:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 18, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Watch: Michelle’s Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson VIDEO B. Christopher Agee May 18, 2015 at 2:32pm In a recent installment of Zonation, host Alfonzo Rachel reacted to Michelle Obama’s recent commencement address at Tuskegee University. As Western Journalism reported, the first lady used the forum to spread a message of victimhood among black graduates. “I’m disappointed that the students at Tuskegee University didn’t get up and walk out on Michelle Obama’s speech,” Rachel said. “It’s like the graduates spent all that time at the college and didn’t learn anything worth a hard donut.”
  • Unfortunate Drudge Headline

    05/19/2015 5:45:00 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 24 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | May 19,2015 | Sarah Knapton
    Drudge Headline Gives one pause. STUDY: Smoking marijuana causes early puberty, stunts growth... Boys 'four inches shorter'... That's a lot to give up for a bud or blunt. Good headline for dads to show their teen age boys. From the Telegraph: "Boys who smoke cannabis 'are four inches shorter'"
  • A Good Lesson in How Not to Go About An Interview

    05/18/2015 11:34:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Moore County Pilot ^ | May 16, 2015 | Dusty Rhoades
    By now, I assume most of you have figured out that I’m not a huge fan of Sen. Ted Cruz. I’m even less of a fan, however, of what passes for journalism in this country these days, by which I mean the shallow, image-driven, trivia-obsessed folderol that seeks to find the “gotchas” in the most ridiculous things. Did Obama ordering orange juice on the campaign trail mean he’s not a “regular guy” who can relate to the kind of simpletons these overpaid celebrity journalists assume we are? Did Hillary Clinton not tipping in a diner mean she’s insensitive to working...
  • On the Taxonomy of Spaceships

    05/18/2015 10:38:36 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 11 replies
    Critical Sh 1 t blog ^ | May 15, 2015 | Hageshii01
    Yup, spaceships again. Between Star Citizen, the new Halo, the new Star Wars, a couple of key mods for Sins of a Solar Empire that I keep up with and have done some voice work on, and Destiny, my mind has been buzzing with them. I’m a huge nerd who thinks of things in my free time like “if I were a shinigami what kind of Zanpakutō would I have?” and “I wonder if I’d rather be a ranger or a mage” and “ff I were a Jedi in the New Jedi Order, what kind of ship would I have?”...
  • The Death Of B.B. King Means We Should Totally Remember Our Original Sin Or Something

    05/18/2015 8:21:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Pirate's Cove ^ | May 16, 2015
    In case you missed it, B.B. King, one of the best of the original Blues players ever, passed on. Of course, when we walk down the road into the fever swamps of Leftism, in this case, the always unhinged and insane Salon, we get B.B. King and our blatant racial revisionism: The South still denies the roots of “America’s music” Southern states celebrating “America’s music” should remember the direct line between our original sin & the blues We all have to go sometime. And hopefully, B. B. King was able to reflect in his twilight years that he had lived...
  • PIDGE'S RULES

    05/18/2015 6:04:53 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 7 replies
    Spillers of Soup ^ | Thursday, May 14, 2015 | SPIELEN NICHT … NUR TÖTEN
    I'm not sure where I got this, probably one of the firearms forums.PIDGE’S RULES Lt. T.C.“Pidge” Robinson, Texas Ranger 15) Forget about knives, bats and fists. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns. Bring four times the ammunition you think you could ever need. 14) Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammunition is cheap - life is expensive. If you shoot inside, buckshot is your friend. A new wall is cheap - funerals are expensive. 13) If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough or...
  • King of the Blues, R.I.P.

    05/16/2015 3:33:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 15, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    America has lost a national treasure: B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89. Mr. King married country blues to big-city rhythms and created a sound instantly recognizable to millions: a stinging guitar with a shimmering vibrato, notes that coiled and leapt like an animal, and a voice that groaned and bent with the weight of lust, longing and lost love. “I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions,” Mr. King said...
  • 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...
  • I flew a gyrocopter onto the Capitol Lawn to save our democracy

    05/15/2015 9:23:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 15, 2015 | Doug Hughes
    When I return to Washington for my arraignment in federal court this week, it will be by car, not gyrocopter. My flying days are over, perhaps forever. Accepting responsibility for my actions means I accept their consequences, which I always took seriously. As my freedom rests in the court’s hands, my hope is that Americans will understand why I took the risk to deliver them a message: We the people must pay attention to democracy. Everyone is entitled to an opinion about my flight over the Mall last month, but I did not commit this peaceful protest thoughtlessly. The most...
  • 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....
  • Obama Has Less Than $1,001 in Savings Account

    05/15/2015 4:39:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama has reported less than $1,001 in his savings account. The disclosure comes as part of the president's annual Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report. The only savings account listed by the president is a "JP Morgan Chase Private Client Asset Mgmt Savings Account," according to the disclosure reports. See here:
  • Whom would you pick to moderate the Republican debates?

    05/15/2015 6:08:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    americanthinker ^ | May 15, 2015 | Newsmachete
    The surprising thing isn't that George Stephanopoulos donated to Hillary's charity/slush fund and didn't tell anyone about it. The really surprising thing is that Republicans continue to pick debate moderators who are clearly liberals. Regardless of whom George did or did not donate to, we know what side he's on. My radical suggestion is to pick debate moderators who are either conservatives or clearly impartial, who won't ask gotcha questions akin to "Why do Republicans hate the poor?" Here is my list of suggested moderators:1) Mark Levin. He's very tough on his radio show, but when he interviews people he's...
  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Got News.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! May 13, 2015 by Charles C. Johnson 184 Comments Gotnews.com has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
  • By Accepting Apology, Ted Cruz Sets Classy Example

    05/12/2015 12:50:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 12, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    After his controversial interview with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin (which ThinkProgress dubbed “the most racist interview of a 2016 candidate“), Sen. Ted Cruz responded to Halperin’s apology with magnanimity: “Mark Halperin is a serious and fair-minded journalist,” Cruz wrote on his Facebook page. “Today he kindly issued an apology for some silly questions he asked me in an interview. The apology was unnecessary — no offense was taken, nor, I believe, intended — but is certainly appreciated.” This is both smart politics (what’s the saying about picking fights with people who buy paper by the ton and ink by the barrel?)...
  • After Threats, Subway Worker Says Comments on Slain Cops Taken the 'Wrong Way' (Hattiesburg, MS)

    05/11/2015 5:04:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 11, 2015
    A Subway sandwich shop worker whose social media posts about Saturday's killing of two police officers in Mississippi sparked outrage online said her comments were misconstrued — and now she's being threatened. "They took the status the wrong way," Sierra McCurdy of Laurel, Mississippi, told NBC News Monday. McCurdy wrote the Facebook post following news of the fatal shooting of two officers, Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg. "2 police officers was shot in hattiesburg tonight…GOT EM," read the post, which also included a crying-laughing emoticon and a gun emoji. "They took...
  • Rand Paul, Ted Cruz Top Caffeinated Thoughts Reader Straw Poll (Cruz leads in Iowa)

    05/11/2015 1:16:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | May 11, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    Caffeinated Thoughts completed a non-scientific poll of our readership from May 1-8, 2015. U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) leads overall being first choice for just shy of 37% of those polled. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) leads among Iowan readers with almost 29% saying he is their first choice. Our overall results (1st Choice): 1. U.S. Senator Rand Paul – 36.8% 2. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz – 19.6% 3. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum – 11.2% 4. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry – 8.0% 5. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal – 5.2% 6. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio – 4.0% 7. Former...
  • No Due Respect: The real problem with Bloomberg's Halperin-Heilemann show

    05/11/2015 12:35:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 11, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bloomberg Television's "With All Due Respect," hosted by Game Change co-authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is probably the object of more ridicule from Beltway and Manhattan insiders than any other news show on television. That's not an opinion, it's a fact. The vast majority of the Gang of 500, a term coined by Halperin many moons ago, thinks the show is really bad. Which is a problem, because the Gang of 500 is Halperin and Heilemann's target audience. The rest of America doesn't watch the show. Although Ruben Navarette, a San Diego-based columnist, did happen upon Halperin's interview with...
  • Mark Halperin Apologizes for Cringeworthy Ted Cruz Interview

    05/11/2015 11:38:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 11, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Pobody's Nerfect. On Monday afternoon, Bloomberg Politics editor and MSNBC senior burrito correspondent Mark Halperin apologized for an interview two weeks ago in which he ham-handedly quizzed Senator and 2016 presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his Cuban heritage. In the interview Halperin questioned Cruz on his Hispanic appeal, even his consumption of Cuban dishes, and offered to let Cruz welcome Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders to the race en Espańol. The interview flew under the radar until it was torn to shreds by San Jose Mercury-News columnist Ruben Navarrette this weekend. “As a Hispanic, I felt like I was watching...
  • 10 More Questions Mark Halperin Might Ask 2016 Presidential Contenders

    05/10/2015 9:09:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 10, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin may not be the world’s best interviewer — but he might be the world’s most condescending. In a week-old interview that has only recently garnered buzz thanks to a column in the San Jose Mercury News, Halperin essentially demands Texas Sen. Ted Cruz prove he is connected to his Hispanic heritage. WATCH: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During the interview, Halperin says he wants to ask a series of questions to determine whether Cruz has “an affinity for or a connection to” his “Cuban past.” He asks Cruz if he has a favorite Cuban food. When the senator starts to answer that...
  • MassResistance hammers Education Committee at public hearing on “student survey” bill

    05/10/2015 8:05:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 05102015 | n/a
    Legislators in the Massachusetts State House were stunned and shocked when confronted by parents from MassResistance at a public hearing on May 6 of the Joint Education Committee. Parents came to demand passage of Bill H382 – to protect school children from obscene, sexually graphic, psychologically intrusive surveys conducted by the public schools without parents’ knowledge. These surveys also ask youth to reveal their criminal activity, personal family matters, and other intimate issues Our bill was filed in the Massachusetts Legislature in January by MassResistance with an equal number of Democrat and Republican co-sponsors. The issue has become so incendiary...
  • “Wouldn’t it be fun to watch all these guys lose to Bush?”: “SNL” hosts own GOP leadership conf.

    05/10/2015 2:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Salon ^ | May 10, 2015 | Jenny Kutner
    Cecily Strong introduced each of the GOP presidential "hopefuls" with a series of all-too-accurate puns.The Southern Republican Leadership Conference looks way more fun when it happens on “Saturday Night Live.”“SNL” mocked the event in its cold open this week, playing up the gathering of GOP presidential hopefuls as “the hottest event of the year,” complete with dance numbers and a very punny DJ (Cecily Strong). Strong introduced each of the “candidates” with zingers that ranged from a little painful (did Mike Huckabee really turn Arkansas “from a red state to a shred state”?) to, well, funny — and rather accurate....
  • First Lady: 'Sting' of Racism 'Didn't Hold Me Back'

    05/10/2015 11:43:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 9, 2015 | Erin Dooley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During a passionate address at historically black Tuskegee University Saturday, Michelle Obama said she refused to let the "sting" of racial bias define her. "Over the years, folks have used plenty of interesting words to describe me. One said I exhibited a little bit of 'uppityism,'" the first lady said. "Cable news charmingly referred to me as 'Obama's baby mamma.' "All of the chatter, the name-calling, the doubting, all of it was just noise," she said. "It did not define me, it didn't change who I was, and most importantly, it couldn't hold me back." Conjuring up the incidents in...
  • Scholar: Under New AP Standards, ‘American History Will Not Be About America’ [VIDEO]

    05/09/2015 10:12:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center, sees America being fundamentally transformed by a host of pernicious Obama policies, including education initiatives which are nationalizing school curriculum without a single vote. This month, America’s best and brightest high school students will take a controversial new advanced placement U.S. history (APUSH) test crafted by many of the same ideologues — including David Coleman — who birthed the unpopular Common Core standards for math and English. Scholarly critics of the APUSH framework, like Kurtz, are waking up to the dangers of the 70 or more pages of...
  • Another possible Hillary Logo Source

    05/09/2015 8:40:51 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 13 replies
    MeshugeMikey | May 9, 2015 | self
    The Product this logo represented...an Electtic "hybrid bike is no longer made...but the LOGO remains
  • Hispanic barbecue owners to host ‘White Appreciation Day’ at Colorado eatery

    05/08/2015 1:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)DENVER — Black History Month is February. Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. And at one Colorado barbecue joint, June 11 is White Appreciation Day. Two Hispanic restaurant owners, Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jiminez, who recently bought Rubbin Buttz BBQ in Milliken, Colorado, have decided to offer a 10 percent discount that day to white customers. “We have a whole month for Black History Month,” Mr. Antillon told 9News in Denver. “We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans.” It...
  • Int'l reparations conference ends on high note

    05/06/2015 5:59:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Jamaica Observer ^ | April 15, 2015
    (From left) Reverend Jesse Jackson, US actor Danny Glover, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles, were among the speakers at the event.NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — An international conference on reparations has ended here with a call for Caribbean governments to proceed urgently with the recommendation that the slave-owning and slave-trading European nations be invited to attend an inter-governmental reparatory justice summit in 2015. In addition, delegates also agreed to organise two global reparations summits, the first in 2016 to be held in the Caribbean and another in 2017 in Europe. Don Rojas, the...
  • Clinton, Cruz Campaign Launches Reign -- On Facebook

    05/06/2015 12:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 6, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    It's Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz leaving everyone else in the dust - on Facebook, that is. According to data provided by the social media giant, Clinton and Cruz registered the most Facebook "interactions" -- meaning likes, comments, posts and shares -- in the 24 hours surrounding the launch of their presidential campaigns. Clinton, who used Facebook to showcase the video announcing her White House bid, won a whopping 10.1 million interactions from 4.7 million unique users in the period around her official announcement. Cruz, the first presidential candidate to make his run official, registered 5.5 million interactions when he...
  • Hillary: Growing Up in Chicago Area, It Was ‘Farms Fields As Far as the Eye Could See’

    05/06/2015 4:10:36 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 64 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5-5-2015 | Pam Key
    (snip) “On a personal basis, the first time I ever met anyone in our country working was when I was about 12 years old, as I recall,” she said. “Through my church, I was recruited, along with some other girls in Sunday school, to serve as babysitters on Saturday for the small children so the older children could join their parents in the fields. Because believe it or not, when I was growing up in the Chicago area, it was farm fields as far as the eye could see. The migrants, immigrant laborers would come up, up through the Midwest,...