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  • The long, legal road to marital anarchy

    05/25/2015 6:54:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2015 | Robert Knight
    As the calendar slips toward the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, there’s a storm cloud hanging over America that will release its thunder in late June. That’s when the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to declare a constitutional right to same-sex “marriage.” We are at a moral precipice. America’s Founders could scarcely have imagined a handful of people in black robes becoming so powerful and arrogant that they could defy natural law with the stroke of a pen. The question is: Will they do it? The drive to radically redefine marriage didn’t happen overnight. It’s the rotten fruit...
  • The newest liberal idiocy: Segregating 3rd-graders

    05/25/2015 6:43:31 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 24, 2015 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    “Can racism be stopped in the third grade?” That’s the question asked in this week’s New York Magazine cover story by journalist Lisa Miller. The short answer, of course, is that it all depends on how you define racism. At the Fieldston Lower School, a $43,000-per-year Riverdale institution, the administration sees racism everywhere. Just consider the “microaggressions” that have been uncovered.
  • 'ObamaCare Is Penalizing Me For Pursuing My Dreams!'

    05/25/2015 5:17:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/35 | Gabrielle Gray
    In a Midtown specialist’s office, I confessed the secret that’s been weighing on my mind. “My health insurance expires at the end of May,” I told the doctor. I had a lot of questions for him: How much does an uninsured visit cost? What is the fewest number of follow-ups we can do this year? Do you have payment plans available to patients paying cash?
  • Why Memorial Day Has Special Significance for African Americans

    05/25/2015 5:11:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Root ^ | May 25 2015 | THEODORE R. JOHNSON III
    They have long been overrepresented in the military, serving and dying for a country that has not always celebrated their freedom or rewarded their sacrifice.Memorial Day is a sacred occasion when we pay tribute to all the military men and women who have died in service to the United States. It is also an observance that owes its creation to blacks. This tradition began when newly freed slaves decorated the grave sites of Civil War soldiers as a way to honor those who had fought for their freedom. But blacks were not just passive bystanders. Many of volunteered to...
  • Michelle Obama addresses Oberlin College graduates

    05/25/2015 2:06:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 25, 2015
    First lady Michelle Obama advised the 2015 graduates at Oberlin that they'll find a world of clamor and conflict that will beset them outside the protected lives they've led in college. And, she told them, they should embrace it. Outside that atmosphere of safety, what Obama referred to as four years of "thoughtful, respectful discussion, debate and late-night conversations," she posited that graduates might find themselves "a little dismayed by the clamor outside these walls: the name calling, the negative ads, the folks yelling at each other on TV." "Today I want to suggest that if you truly wish to...
  • The winning ticket: A full-spectrum conservative [Ted Cruz]

    05/25/2015 1:57:48 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    Steve Deace.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Will Stauff
    Oh how I hate the term “Big Tent.”  You probably hate it too when talking about Republicans.  Why is that?  It’s almost always used in the context of giving up our conservative values to accommodate the culture.   It’s high time we redefine that term and I think Ted Cruz like Reagan is doing just that.   The reaction from some segments of the Christian community on Ted Cruz’s fundraiser that were hosted by two gay men in New York bothers me.  If Cruz isolated himself and refused to meet with anyone who’s gay they would all get approval from the evangelical right....
  • Ted Cruz Dominates The Pulse 2016 May Straw Poll

    05/25/2015 1:46:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    The Pulse ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jon Schweppe
    Ted Cruz seems to be very good at winning online straw polls.Earlier this month, Cruz won the Hot Air Primary Survey for the second month in a row.Last week, we conducted The Pulse 2016’s first straw poll, and Cruz absolutely dominated the competition.Cruz received 146 out of the 367 votes cast (just under 40 percent), and no other candidate came close. Scott Walker and Ben Carson tied for a distant second place, each receiving 36 votes (just under 10 percent).Obviously neither poll is scientific — and it would be ridiculous to draw anything significant from either of these online polls — but it does...
  • GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz will appear in Michigan

    05/25/2015 1:33:58 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Oakland Press News ^ | 05/15/15, 6:55 PM EDT
    BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) >> Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be in Michigan in early June. Cruz, a senator from Texas, will be the main attraction at a Livingston County Republican event in Brighton on June 3. He’ll speak at the party’s Lincoln Day dinner. Local party chairman Dan Wholihan tells radio station WHMI it’s exciting to have a presidential candidate as a guest. A dinner ticket costs $60. A ticket for dinner and a reception is $150. Cruz’ campaign in Michigan is being led by Saul Anuzis, former chairman of the state Republican Party.
  • Venezuela to Launch Subsidized Food Program for Teachers

    05/25/2015 12:39:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    TeleSur TV ^ | May 24, 2015
    ​Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced new plans to create a subsidized food program for school teachers and other workers in the education sector. Maduro explained that the new program would benefit as many as 700,000 families of education workers, including the children of teachers and professors. The president added that his government is committed to ensuring all teachers are provided with a living wage. Earlier this week, Maduro approved a 50 percent increase in teacher salaries.
  • US Sen. Thad Cochran Marries Longtime Aide, His Office Says

    05/25/2015 11:43:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., has married longtime aide Kay Webber. In a statement released Monday, Cochran's office said the marriage took place privately Saturday in Gulfport. Spokesman Chris Gallegos says Webber, Cochran's executive assistant, has worked for him since 1981. The 77-year-old senator's former wife, Rose Cochran, died in December at age 73 from dementia after living in a nursing home for 13 years.
  • Rush Limbaugh Attacks Obama's Trade Agenda

    05/25/2015 8:39:20 AM PDT · by Mariner · 40 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 25th, 2015 | Zach Carter
    Conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh slammed President Barack Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Friday, telling listeners, "The odds are the United States is gonna take it in the shorts." Limbaugh argued Republicans shouldn't do Obama any favors by helping him pass a secretive trade agenda that his own party does not support. "Republicans are providing the necessary push to get it passed, which kind of bothers me," Limbaugh said. "Since it's an Obama deal, the odds are it isn't good. Since it's an Obama deal, the odds are the United States is gonna take it in the shorts,...
  • Foundations plan to pay news media to cover radical UN agenda

    05/25/2015 7:44:15 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23 2015 | George Russell
    EXCLUSIVE: The United Nations Foundation created by billionaire Ted Turner, along with a branch of media giant Thomson Reuters, is starting to train a squadron of journalists and subsidize media content in 33 countries—including the U.S. and Britain--in a planned $6 million effort to popularize the bulky and sweeping U.N.-sponsored Sustainable Development Goals, prior to a global U.N. summit this September. where U.N. organizers hope they will be endorsed by world leaders. The unprecedented media push is formally intended to start on May 25 but is already underway. It is intended to help breathe some new life into a sprawling...
  • Remember Heroic Dog-Handler Teams on Memorial Day

    05/25/2015 7:24:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/25/2015 | Elise Cooper
    Memorial Day is a holiday to remember all the military men and women who died while serving their country. Americans should observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials, or gathering with a family of the fallen, instead of attending sales. This year, American Thinker decided to pay homage to those who are always on the front lines and have saved many American lives: dog handlers and their four-legged partners.
  • CONGRESS PRESSED TO IMPEACH 'UNFIT' HILLARY

    05/25/2015 7:02:19 AM PDT · by lward99 · 37 replies
    WND ^ | 5/25/15 | Cheryl Chumley
    Special Operations Speaks PAC, an organization to educate Americans about threats to the United States, has started a petition to impeach Hillary Clinton – and so far, nearly 31,000 have signed. “Fact is, congressional precedent dictates that all elected officials remain subject to impeachment and disqualification from holding office even after resignation,” SOS said, on its website. As such: the PAC says Clinton must go. Just in time for the 2016 election, hear Hillary Clinton say she would NOT run for president, in “Hillary Unhinged” by Thomas Kuiper.
  • Honor those who gave their lives keeping America safe.

    05/25/2015 6:54:05 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    It’s time for a short American history lesson, especially appropriate on the day we honor our war dead, those killed in combat defending us. Surprisingly, Memorial Day has its genesis not in the Revolutionary War, which we fought to gain our independence from England from 1775 to 1783. Rather, it was the 20th war or conflict of the 74, so far, we as a nation have engaged in — including 20 named against Native Americans. It was our own Civil War, fought from 1861 to 1865. America’s Civil War was a bloody affair and there was nothing civil about it....
  • Why that Gay Marriage Study Was Faked — and Why We Should Expect More Like It

    05/25/2015 6:23:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/25/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    After you read Mark Regnerus on that fabricated gay-marriage “study,” click over to The Weekly Standard, where Andrew Ferguson makes an excellent point about the same: You can’t help but suspect that had such a questionable piece of work produced a result unflattering to the cause of “gay equality,” social scientists and journalists would have flogged each of its methodological mistakes. But this assumes that such a study could get published in the first place. Which leads us to what should have been the brightest red flag of all. The study confirms​—​perfectly, exquisitely, suspiciously​—​the picture that gay marriage advocates...
  • A Nation Greater than We Deserve

    05/25/2015 4:48:56 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/25/2015 | David French
    On Memorial Day, be thankful for the world we have — and remember those who helped us create and defend it. There is a place near my home — in a rural county in middle Tennessee — that is especially beautiful. A dirt path leads off from the main road, through a hay field, up to an old barn nestled just at the base of a small hill. It’s like a scene from a painting. For some reason, every time I drive past (which is often), I’m struck by a sense of gratitude — for my family, for the church...
  • FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers (so screw you, Mitch!)

    05/24/2015 4:22:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Maggie Ybarra
    FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that could complicate efforts to keep key parts of the law operating. Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said that between 2004 and 2009, the FBI tripled its use of bulk collection under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows government agents to compel businesses to turn over records and documents, and increasingly scooped up records of Americans who had no ties to official terrorism investigations. The FBI did...
  • Putting Congress in Charge on Trade (Et tu, Cruz?)

    05/24/2015 1:30:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 68 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 24, 2015 | Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz
    The United States is making headway on two historic trade agreements, one with 11 countries on the Pacific Rim and another with America’s friends in Europe. These two agreements alone would mean greater access to a billion customers for American manufacturers, farmers and ranchers. But before the U.S. can complete the agreements, Congress needs to strengthen the country’s bargaining position by establishing trade-promotion authority, also known as TPA, which is an arrangement between Congress and the president for negotiating and considering trade agreements. In short, TPA is what U.S. negotiators need to win a fair deal for the American worker.
  • Privatization Fail: Scott Walker's WEDC in Full Meltdown (Is this Free Market economics?

    05/24/2015 11:46:40 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 83 replies
    PR Watch ^ | 5/18/2015 | Mary Bottari
    During the 2010 campaign for governor, Scott Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs in his first term. Toward this end, one of his first acts as governor was to privatize the state's economic development agency. Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) opened its doors in July 2011. After a series of damning audits, which highlighted mismanagement and incompetence, and news reports of special treatment for Walker donors, on Monday Democratic state lawmakers called for a federal investigation of the scandal-plagued entity. Walker is the Chairman of the Board When walker created WEDC in 2011, he named himself Chairman of the Board....
  • A friend of the American Revolution is reborn

    05/24/2015 10:40:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5-24-15
    "Freedom's Frigate" is the nickname of a sailing ship now on its way to America. It's a replica of the French vessel that helped our country win the war of independence. Before its departure, Mark Phillips went aboard: As memorials to American wars go, this one goes right back to the first one -- the Revolutionary War. And it is certainly among the most handsome and most intricate history lessons ever built. A newly-launched replica of the French frigate, Hermione, is now in mid-Atlantic, ploughing her way westward toward the U.S. East Coast. She's retracing the voyage of the original...
  • Trump donations to Clinton Foundation add to gun owner concerns

    05/24/2015 9:47:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 15, 2015
    Potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and his daughter have donated “at least $105,000 to the Clinton Foundation,” The Hill reported Thursday. Contributions, per the Foundation website, “advance the work of any part of the Clinton Foundation, including the Clinton Global Initiative.”That would be the same group behind the Clinton Global Citizen Award, presented to anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg by Vice President Joe Biden for being the “most fierce and most effective advocate that we have on the matter of gun sanity.” And it’s hardly the first time Trump has come across as effectively bipolar on guns.“I love the NRA,...
  • Guns & Ammo’s Single Stack 9mm Shootout

    05/24/2015 9:45:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    gunsandammo.com ^ | 5/22/2015 | G&A Staff
    To help shooters make that determination, Guns & Ammo has conducted an extensive test, pitting 10 popular single stack 9mm pistols against each other in a shootout. Testers fired more than 8,000 rounds of 9mm through the 10 pistols, documenting all failures and malfunctions over the length of the test, as well as accuracy both prior to and after the test’s completion.
  • Trump Again Suggests Execution for Snowden [July 2013]

    05/24/2015 9:31:52 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 51 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 01 Jul 2013 12:47 PM | Dan Weil
    Donald Trump broached the idea of execution for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden for the second time in a week Monday. "I think Snowden is a terrible threat, I think he's a terrible traitor, and you know what we used to do in the good old days when we were a strong country? You know what we used to do to traitors, right?" Trump said on the "Fox & Friends" program. "Well, you killed them, Donald," host Eric Bolling replied. Trump appears highly distressed with the whole affair. Snowden is in a Moscow airport, and the U.S. government wants...
  • A bad case against gun-buy checks

    05/24/2015 9:19:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    triblive.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Lane Filler
    If you oppose the passage of a federal law requiring background checks for gun buyers, you're endangering police officers and empowering cop killers — and you're not doing anything to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
  • Donald Trump says his views on same-sex marriage are 'evolving'

    05/24/2015 9:17:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 November 2013 | James Nye
    Donald Trump has admitted his views on gay marriage are 'evolving', however, the property mogul claimed that he is still a strong supporter of traditional marriage between a man and woman. Speaking to openly gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, the billionaire said that his views on the subject are different to what they were 10 years ago and pointed to President Obama coming out in support of same-sex marriage. In Moscow as the co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, Trump attended Saturday night's pageant along with Roberts, who openly criticized Russia's anti-gay laws. Evolving: Donald Trump has claimed that he...
  • Jeb Bush rises in defense of Patriot Act

    05/24/2015 9:09:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 5/24/15 | Associated Press
    Likely Republican presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Chris Christie on Friday heartily endorsed the Patriot Act and the permission it gives the government to collect phone records in bulk, mocking those who deride the intelligence overhaul passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as an encroachment on civil liberties. “There is ample evidence that the Patriot Act has been a tool to keep us safe, ample evidence,” Bush said at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. “There is no evidence of anyone’s civil liberties being violated because of it.”
  • Keith Ellison: 'Proud to Stand' with Rand Paul

    05/24/2015 8:59:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not the endorsement someone heading into the Republican primaries would normally want, but it's the one Rand Paul got. On today's This Week [hosted by Jonathan Karl in the absence of Stephanopoulos], far-left Rep. Keith Ellison declared that on a variety of issues, including opposition to the Patriot Act, he is "proud to stand" with Rand Paul. Roll the video and watch Bill Kristol look on benignly as Ellison praises Paul. You can imagine he was thinking that every Ellison accolade was another chunk of GOP primary voters lost for Kristol's least-favorite Republican candidate. In the unkindest cut, Kristol claimed...
  • The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races.

    05/24/2015 8:05:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Moe Lane
    Before we get into the meat of this story from the National Journal, let me just note that this – “One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama’s tenure in office” – has always been properly appreciated by me. I noticed this issue a while back. Sorry, but I felt the need to establish that. Moving on… …less attention has been paid to how the shrinking number of Democratic officeholders in the House and in statewide offices is affecting the party’s Senate races. It’s awfully unusual to see how...
  • American Crossroads facing challenges to its political power

    05/24/2015 6:54:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    staradvertiser.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Eric Lichtblau and Maggie Haberman
    WASHINGTON >> For three election cycles, American Crossroads, the brainchild of Karl Rove and other leading Republican strategists, has been among the most powerful forces in national politics, a shadow party that has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising, data and opposition research to help elect candidates. But in the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Crossroads — among the first outside groups to fully exploit the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision unleashing wealthy donors and corporations — has been buffeted by a rapidly changing political landscape that is testing its pre-eminence, and potentially its survival. The...
  • New ‘cottage’ at Maine compound for Jeb Bush (Mansion for Columba?)

    05/24/2015 5:04:06 AM PDT · by raybbr · 41 replies
    BostonGlobe.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Matt Viser
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Jeb Bush, who has a longtime relationship with this seaside town where generations of Bushes have vacationed, is having a house built for him at the family compound on Walker’s Point, with a wraparound porch and expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean. The home, on a 1.3-acre site assessed by the town at $1.4 million, was initiated for him by his mother and father, who have tried to preserve the family ties to the picturesque property. But as he tries to appeal to middle-class Americans in his likely Republican presidential campaign — and distinguish himself as his...
  • London as neoliberal theme park: The Platform 9 ľ economy and the Tories’ shocking victory

    05/24/2015 12:13:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | May 23, 2015 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Nothing quite so blatantly sums up the victory of neoliberalism in 21st-century London, and that city’s relentless commodification of every aspect of its literary and historical legacy, like Platform 9 ľ at King’s Cross. If anything, the vulgarity and banality of Platform 9 ľ are too blatant; it’s a crack in the façade that demonstrates how thoroughly London has become Londonland, a nearly convincing scavenger-hunt simulation of itself, chock-full of royal bones and references to Dan Brown novels. To enter Westminster Abbey – which is still nominally a house of worship for the Anglican Communion, rather than a historical theme...
  • Ted Cruz Panders To Assassination-Threatening, Race-Baiting Gun Lobbyist Larry Pratt

    05/23/2015 11:48:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 39 replies
    RightwingWatch ^ | 21 May 2015 | Miranda Blue
    Gun Owners of America, the radical and influential gun group that boasts that it is far to the right of the NRA, announced in an email to its members yesterday that it will be holding a series of “tele-town hall meetings” with Republican presidential candidates in order to vet the candidates on their gun-law orthodoxy. The “first of several” calls, to be held next week, will feature Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a clear favorite of Gun Owners of America’s executive director, Larry Pratt. While it’s unclear which other GOP candidates have agreed to participate in GOA’s calls, it’s disturbing that...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • Fmr. DAV National Commander on the State of the VA

    05/23/2015 6:43:32 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 3 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 5/23/15 | Bob Parks and Laura Erickson
    In the first part of an exclusive interview with B&B Media, Alan Bowers, former National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans (2003-2004), talks about the history of the DAV, as well as the current VA scandals affecting today's veterans and their families. Special thanks to AOTV, Athol, Massachusetts
  • "Hell No You Can't!" (on backroom Obamacare deals)

    05/23/2015 6:14:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 21, 2010 | John Boehner
    House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) speaking before voting on the Democrats' massive government takeover of health care: "... and look at how this bill was written. Can you say it was done openly? With transparency and accountability? Without backroom deals struck behind closed doors hidden from the people? Hell no you can't.
  • Pamela Geller and the hijacking of America [Interesting slant]

    05/23/2015 5:53:05 PM PDT · by upchuck · 18 replies
    american thinker ^ | May 23, 2015 | Larissa Scott
    [The writer begins with a quick synopsis of 9/11.] Fast-forward fourteen years to Garland, TX. Jihadists drove a thousand miles to enforce Sharia blasphemy laws. The cop who shot them to death likely prevented a gruesome massacre. We are now being told that this would not have happened and everything would have been okay if Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer had stayed quiet and didn't make any stupid moves, such as, organizing the exhibition of Mohammed cartoons. This is exactly the behavior of passengers on a hijacked plane. We hope that everything will be okay as long as we remain...
  • CRIMINAL MEETING’ OF BIKERS IN WACO WAS ACTUALLY ORGANIZED POLITICAL GATHERING (On Breitbart )

    05/22/2015 9:25:57 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 340 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-21-15 | Stranahan
    Despite the characterization by police that the afternoon gathering at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas that led to Sunday’s bloody shooting incident was a gathering of criminal biker gangs with violent intent, the meeting appears to have been a legitimate, organized gathering of motorcycle riders meeting to discuss political issues. The group that met was the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents (CoC&I) and a look at that group’s website and history gives a very different impression of the group’s purpose and goals than what has been said repeatedly by Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton.
  • Democrats call for 'flood' of Muslims to U.S. [Allah or Yahweh - Psalms 2]

    05/23/2015 2:09:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 54 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/23/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    A group of 14 Democrat senators has written a letter to President Obama urging him to “dramatically increase” the number of Syrian refugees being resettled into American cities and towns. They say the U.S. needs to take in at least 65,000 Syrians as permanent refugees over the next year-and-a-half. “While the United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees, we must also dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees that we accept for resettlement,” says the four-page letter to Obama, copied to Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. More than 3.5...
  • Scandal Rap Sheet: 48 Reasons to Distrust & Despise the Media

    05/23/2015 10:44:33 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2015 | John Nolte
    The American mainstream media is filled to the brim with liars, frauds, partisans, cheats, plagiarists, and those who tolerate, defend and enable all of them. There is no American institution — not the NFL, not the tobacco companies, not any corporation or enterprise regularly targeted by the media — that engages in anywhere near the amount of fraud and dishonesty that serially oozes from Our Media Overlords. Forget bias for a moment. Forget mistakes and misstatements and stupid or nasty things said during live telecasts. There isn’t enough Internet to begin to list the countless instances of left-wing bias and...
  • Threats From Gun Control Supports Force Car Dealer To Drop Gun Giveaway

    05/23/2015 10:36:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 5/22/2015 | Bob Owens
    Gun control supporters have bombarded a Minnesota car dealership with angry calls and threats, forcing the dealer to pull the ad for fears that his employees were in danger:
  • What "Campus Carry" (AB148) is REALLY all about(Nevada)

    05/23/2015 10:30:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    verticalresponse.com ^ | 5/21/2015 | Chuck Muth
    But today, Republicans control both the state Senate AND the state Assembly, which means “Amanda’s Law” should finally be approved with no fuss or muss whatsoever, right? Indeed, the bill passed easily in the Assembly. But two Republican senators – for unknown reasons (the ones they give are total bull$#!+) – are trying to kill the bill: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Greg Brower, and his boss, Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson. The pair blocked a hearing and committee vote on Amanda’s Law last week before the deadline, killing its chance to get a stand-alone up-or-down vote on the Senate floor....
  • A Veteran You NEED To Know: Chris Melendez Is A Professional Wrestler, Oh, And He Only Has 1 Leg

    05/23/2015 9:04:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Katie Frates
    Meet TNA “Impact Wrestling” star and veteran Chris Melendez: a man who served his country, lost a leg for it, and then became a pretty badass professional wrestler. On Memorial Day, he will walk in Washington, D.C.’s National Memorial Day Parade. Melendez, 27, had two dreams growing up: Serve the country he loves, and become a professional wrestler. The son of a Vietnam veteran, Melendez grew up in New York and felt the call to service after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He was only 17 years old when he joined the Army. Seventeen, as in not a legal...
  • Atheist group: Court martial USAF general for sharing faith

    05/23/2015 8:31:37 AM PDT · by shove_it · 15 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | May 22, 2015 | Chad Groening
    An anti-Christian zealot is calling for the court martial of an Air Force general for publicly giving his Christian testimony while in uniform. In a speech at the National Day of Prayer Task Force event earlier this month, Major General Craig Olson credited God for his accomplishments in the military, and referred to himself as a "redeemed believer in Christ." But the Air Force Times reports that Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, has taken issue with Olsen's remarks. Weinstein has called for him to be severely punished. “[Major General Craig Olson must be court martialed] aggressively...
  • Hostess's Revival: What Can Happen When You're Allowed to Start Fresh(zinger alert!)

    05/23/2015 7:30:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/22/2015 | Tom Blumer
    Because it received no national press coverage despite affecting workers in 48 states, very few people know that the Department of Labor decided after Hostess's implosion that the company's 18,000 affected workers would be eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance. That's supposed to happen when workers lose their jobs because of imports, not because they walked away from their jobs and took their employer down with them. At the time, I estimated the taxpayer costs involved at about $800 million. A February 2012 Investor's Business Daily editorial accurately described the government's decision as "a reward for those who refuse to negotiate,...
  • Country music legend: Islamists always provoked

    05/23/2015 6:46:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    ....longtime country music icon and frequent political commentator Charlie Daniels said such criticisms were missing the point. “Is America to walk on egg shells in practicing our constitutional rights from now on, observing strict rules of political correctness in a fruitless effort to placate the sensibilities of people who hack the heads off Christians and kidnap children for sex slaves?” he wrote in a commentary on his band’s website. “No other group in the history of America has been granted immunity from criticism or even ridicule for that matter, and one has to look no farther than the TV shows...
  • McConnell's Patriot Act Plot Veers Off Script

    05/23/2015 6:44:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Sarah Mimms
    All Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted was a quick extension of the Patriot Act and then a vacation. Early Saturday morning, his plans for a two-month extension quickly dwindled to a week-long extension, then a four-day extension, then a two-day extension, then a one-day extension. Each time, McConnell was rebuffed by a small coterie led by Sen. Rand Paul, his home state colleague, a close ally and friend, not to mention his choice for the 2016 presidential nomination. Call it the Bluegrass State brawl. The all-out legislative fight capped off the end of a strange session for McConnell, when...
  • Republicans lose faith in party leadership

    05/23/2015 6:40:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    gopusa.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Jeff Crouere
    A new Pew Research Center poll shows that America is unhappy with the GOP led Congress. In fact, Americans are disgusted as Republican congressional leaders only registered a 22% overall approval rating. What is especially significant is that the poll shows this anger is bi-partisan. Only 41% of Republicans approve of the performance of the GOP congressional leadership. This is much lower than the 60% approval rating GOP leaders received in 2011 and the 78% approval rating they received from Republicans in 1995, months after the party took control of Congress for the first time in 40 years. There is...
  • McConnell's floor strategy backfires

    05/23/2015 6:34:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/22/15 | Burgess Everett
    Mitch McConnell tried to use a time-tested tactic to break his fellow senators’ will and get what he wants: the threat of missing their vacation after a grueling, six-week work period. It didn’t work. The majority leader prioritized a fast-track trade bill over renewing three key PATRIOT Act provisions that expire on May 31. McConnell got the trade bill through on Friday evening, but his attempts to exhaust his colleagues and jam through a clean extension of surveillance laws blew apart just after 1 a.m. Saturday. A trio of libertarian-leaning senators objected to McConnell’s attempts to offer even a two-day...
  • American Conservative Union Slams McCain For Selectively Citing Ratings To Make Himself Look Better

    05/23/2015 6:29:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Michelle Moons
    Sen. John McCain’s campaign team is getting called out by the very organization whose rating it cited on Twitter. Team McCain advertised his 91 percent rating in 2014 from conservative group ACU as the Washington insider heads into a tough 2016 campaign season. What it doesn’t mention is his abysmal 2013 rating of 52 percent or his history of higher ratings going into re-election fights. The American Conservative Union (ACU), host of the hugely popular Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC), rates Congressional officeholders year over year. McCain’s lifetime ACU based on 32 years in office is 82.13 percent. Looking back...