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  • Win or lose, the outcome of this election is on the GOP establishment

    09/23/2014 5:16:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 9/23/14 | W. James Antle III
    There's no blaming the Tea Party if the party falls short in November Are the pollsters just trolling us pundits now? Just as a consensus emerged this summer that Republicans were probably going to capture the Senate, a new round of polling was released showing a Democratic rebound in several key races. But the new received wisdom that Democrats were probably going to hold the Senate barely had time to harden before polls emerged that were more favorable to Republicans. Now the prognosticators give the GOP a better-than-even shot of seizing the Senate. Despite the pendulum-like conventional wisdom on which...
  • Bill Berry: Give cops the firepower to outgun the bad guys

    09/23/2014 4:55:48 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 23 sept 2014 | Bill Berry
    STEVENS POINT — OK, the concern over militarization of cops is legitimate. But as someone who has been accused of being a flaming liberal, allow me to add this question: In a country that is buried in guns, do we want the enforcers of our laws to walk around with billy clubs while criminals tote semi-automatic weapons? If the bad guys have semi-automatics, then don’t we want cops to have at least that amount of firepower? Surely, we all know there are tens of thousands of semi-automatic weapons out there. Does anyone want to see a single cop killed because...
  • GOP Asks Obama To Reveal His Secret Amnesty Plans

    09/23/2014 4:46:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-23-14 | Neil Munro
    GOP legislators want President Barack Obama to explain his planned amnesty for illegal immigrants before Americans vote on Nov. 4. “Rather than attempt to hide these actions from the American people until after the midterm elections, Americans should be given the chance to come to their own conclusions… [so] they can then exercise their constitutional right to petition the federal government and let you know their opinions,” said the Sept. 20 letter from 22 GOP legislators. Obama announced in June that he would reduce enforcement of immigration law by the end of summer. He made the statement after GOP leaders...
  • Climate change rallies are call to action policy-makers should heed

    09/23/2014 4:42:14 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 23 sept 2014
    More than 300,000 people rallied in Manhattan Sunday, calling on world leaders to act on climate change — the largest climate change rally in history, according to reports. And while New York's rally was the largest in the People's Climate March event, rallies also took place in London, Paris, Berlin, Melbourne and more than 2,000 other locations around the globe, according to the BBC. And hundreds more showed up Monday in New York and marched to Wall Street to protest the role they say investments play in financing practices that cause climate change, The New York Times reported. The rallies...
  • One-way ticket to hell

    09/23/2014 4:15:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Americans who volunteer for terrorism abroad should be Americans no more It was only a matter of time before anti-terror authorities reported that radicalized American or immigrant Muslims had returned home to the U.S. after taking up arms with ISIS in Iraq or Syria. A ranking Obama administration aide revealed as much on Monday, setting the stage for what must be unflagging surveillance, a drive to prosecute the returned jihadists to the fullest and a rewrite of federal law and policies to raise defenses. The rule should be: If you go to Syria or Iraq to fight as an unauthorized...
  • Thieves allegedly rob six victims in name of Michael Brown

    09/23/2014 3:01:30 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    kmov.com ^ | 9/22/2014
    Police say two thieves robbed six people in the 1100 block of Mississippi Saturday night and said “This is for Mike Brown” before fleeing the scene. According to investigators, the six victims, whose ages range from 59-61, were leaving a restaurant and walking north on Mississippi when the two suspects approached them. One suspect pulled out a gun and the other demanded the victim’s property. The victims complied and the suspects fled the scene. One of the suspects is described as a black male with a thin build, 18-25 years old, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and wearing a white...
  • University of Tennessee Refuses to Ban Pre-Game Prayers

    09/23/2014 2:46:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | September 23, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    It’s football time in Tennessee where longtime gridiron traditions are cherished – from Rocky Top to the Pride of the Southland Marching Band. At the start of every game inside the colossal Neyland Stadium, thousands of the football faithful rise to their feet, remove their hats and pause for the pre-game prayer. But in recent days the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s pre-game prayer has come under attack. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a cease and desist letter to the public university calling for them to abandon the long-time tradition. “This is a public university, not a Christian club,”...
  • Lois Lerner Compares Herself to Jeffrey Dahmer

    09/22/2014 7:21:10 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-22-14 | Alex Pappas
    Lois Lerner says she is no Jeffrey Dahmer. The former Internal Revenue Service official referenced the infamous cannibalistic serial killer as she broke her silence for the first time about last year’s IRS scandal. Lerner told the website Politico that she has been the recipient of threats and hate mail, describing how one person called her “the worst person ever in the United States.” I just thought, ‘Boy, worse than Jeffrey Dahmer?’” Lerner quipped. Lerner, who led the tax-exempt division of the IRS, was forced out of the agency after she found herself at the center of the scandal over...
  • New Hampshire Republican Party adds 'personhood' to official platform

    09/22/2014 7:13:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/2014 | Rebecca Berg
    The New Hampshire Republican Party amended its platform this weekend with stricter abortion provisions, including support for "personhood," which defines life as beginning at conception.Personhood has become a hot-button issue in Senate races across the country this year, such as Colorado, where Democrats have successfully attacked Rep. Cory Gardner for having supported such a measure in the past.Now, the issue could spread to New Hampshire, following the state party's decision at its convention.The platform now states: "Support the pre-born child's fundamental right to life and personhood under the Fourteenth Amendment, and implement all Constitutional and legal protections."It added: "Support a...
  • Plurality now think businesses that provide wedding services be required to serve gay weddings too

    09/22/2014 6:59:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    I wish Pew had provided older numbers to use as a yardstick here. Can’t tell if this has been fairly constant for a few years now or if opinion is starting to move towards gays on public accommodations as well. The fact that more people support compulsion in the name of antidiscrimination than the right of the business owner to refuse for reasons of conscience is newsy, though. Say, wasn’t there another splashy poll by a famous pollster on this subject last year? Yep, sure was — Rasmussen asked a similar question in June 2013 and found, no typo, that...
  • Why Hillary’s Alinsky Letters Matter

    09/22/2014 4:43:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    National Review -- the Corner ^ | 9-22-14 | Stanley Kurtz
    Alana Goodman’s revelation at the Washington Free Beacon of previously unknown correspondence between Hillary Clinton and Saul Alinsky shows that Clinton has not been honest about her far-left past. The lost Alinsky letters also remind us of what we ought to know but have forgotten: Hillary is not “Clintonian.” While Bill and Hillary have worked, schemed, and governed as a couple for decades, Hillary has always been to the left of Bill. As president, she would govern more like Obama than like her husband. Hillary Clinton was the Elizabeth Warren of her day, the leader of the left-wing of the...
  • US Cracks Down on Companies Moving Overseas

    09/22/2014 4:15:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 22, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and JIM KUHNHENN
    The Obama administration cracked down Monday on so-called tax inversions, aiming to curb a spate of American companies shifting overseas in an attempt to shirk paying U.S. taxes. New regulations from the Treasury Department will make inversions less lucrative by barring creative techniques that companies use to lower their tax bill. Additionally, the U.S. will make it harder for companies to move overseas in the first place by tightening the ownership requirements they must meet. "This action will significantly diminish the ability of inverted companies to escape U.S. taxation," Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said. He added that for some companies...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,September 22, 2014

    09/22/2014 2:30:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | September 22, 2014 | Mark Levin
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  • 40 Days for Life Begins This Week After Saving 9,000 Babies From Abortion

    09/22/2014 2:28:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | September 22, 2014 | Sarah Zagorski
    The 40 Days for Life Campaign starts next Wednesday, September 24th and runs through November 2nd. The campaign is a community based, pro-life approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their neighborhoods.Since its inception in 2004, 40 Days for Life has seen nearly 9,000 babies saved from abortion, 101 abortion facility workers quit and 57 abortion facilities shut down. Through peaceful prayer, 40 Days for Life works to help women choose life for their children.One story about a baby named Emmett (above) from Louisiana demonstrates the impact peaceful sidewalk counselors can have on women.Mary Nadeau Reed, Special...
  • School tells Missouri boy his 9/11 souvenir violates school weapons policy

    09/22/2014 1:56:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 219 replies
    Fox News | Sep 19, 2014
    Education School tells Missouri boy his 9/11 souvenir violates school weapons policy A souvenir shell casing handed out by veterans at a 9/11 ceremony landed a seven-year-old Missouri boy in hot water when he took the keepsake to school. Sherry Falke said her son, Zane, forgot he had the souvenir in his pocket when he showed up for class on Tuesday, Fox4KC.com reported. The boy was given the souvenir at a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony in Carrollton, Mo. "He felt it in his pocket, and he took it out and was showing some of his friends at school," Falke told...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM, September 22-26,2014

    09/22/2014 12:12:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | September 22-26, 2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • What does the Hillary-Alinksy letter reveal? [Hero Worship]

    09/22/2014 10:34:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Hero worship is mostly what shines through this missive from Hillary Clinton to Saul Alinsky, but as one person noted on Twitter, that may not be the biggest point of this story from the Free Beacon’s Alana Goodman. In July 1971, the future First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and presidential contender lived in the New Left hotbed of Berkeley, California, and was looking for inspiration. She reached out to the grandfather of “community organizing” to express her deep need for his upcoming Rules for Radicals in order to have more fodder for her to “throw at people” in...
  • Kansas: The most important race in the country (Brownback)

    09/22/2014 10:12:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 9/22/14 | Grover Norquist
    The American Left and strategic thinking Reagan Republicans agree: The re-election campaign of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is now the most important race in America. Kansas? Governor? We were all told that the fight to control the United States Senate was the end all and be all of 2014. Yes, the fight for the Senate is important. It is well understood by all concerned. Republicans chose stronger than expected candidates. Democrats often missed opportunities. But the direction of the country will be set by the Kansas race. Why? Kansas is a relatively small state with only four congressmen. Why would...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 22, 2014

    09/22/2014 8:40:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 138 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | September 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Exclusive–Ted Cruz: Democrats 'Have Become an Extreme Party'

    09/22/2014 8:30:47 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2014 | 20 Sep 2014
    In an exclusive interview, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Thursday will go do as a "dark day" in Senate history, with Senate Democrats blocking GOP legislation addressing the Islamic State (ISIS) and President Obama's threat of executive amnesty. “Unfortunately the Senate Democrats have become an extreme party,” Cruz said in an interview backstage at the Liberty Political Action Conference (LPAC) in Alexandria, Virginia. “They have become a party that has abdicated their responsibilities. Under Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats, we have a do-nothing Senate. There are over 350 bills the House of Representatives has passed and they’re all sitting...
  • Cruz: Meet the new 'Three Amigos'

    09/22/2014 8:26:29 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2014, 05:44 pm | Scott Wong
    Move over John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte. Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz says there’s a new “Three Amigos” in the U.S. Senate.This week, Cruz, the conservative Texas senator, found himself on the same side as liberal Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in voting against arming and training Syrian rebels fighting Islamic extremists in the Middle East.All three senators are considered prospective 2016 candidates.“They call us the three Amigos,” Cruz joked during an interview at the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday.And though he’s on the opposite political spectrum as Warren and Sanders, Cruz was quick to...
  • At TribFest, Cruz Talks Possible 2016 Run, Partisan Gridlock

    09/22/2014 7:47:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 20, 2014 | John Reynolds
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz hinted Saturday that he would make a decision on a possible run for the White House in the first half of 2015, but he said his focus for the next six weeks would be on helping Republicans take back the Senate.The Texas Republican told Dan Balz of The Washington Post at The Texas Tribune Festival that the 2016 field would probably be defined between January and June of next year. But he did not offer up his name.Balz introduced the topic by asking Cruz what would keep him out the 2016 presidential election. Cruz allowed that it was a clever way...
  • Rift forms in Texas GOP over tuition for unauthorized immigrants

    09/22/2014 7:31:09 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 31 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 09/21/2014 | Jonathan Tilove
    Exposing a deep GOP rift on a rancorous immigration issue, Gov. Rick Perry and George P. Bush, the Republican candidate for land commissioner, this weekend defended providing in-state tuition for unauthorized immigrants. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said he opposes the measure on principle, and state Sen. Dan Patrick, the party’s nominee for lieutenant governor, has vowed to repeal it. In separate appearances at the Texas Tribune Festival at the University of Texas, Perry and Bush expressed views on in-state tuition that were in sync with state Sen. Wendy Davis’ pledge to veto “in a heartbeat” any repeal legislation that would...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,September 22-26,2014

    09/22/2014 7:20:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | September 22-26, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
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  • GOP turns 'amnesty' around on Dems

    09/22/2014 5:39:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/22/14 | Peter Sullivan
    After largely avoiding immigration as a wedge issue in competitive races, Republicans are suddenly hitting Democrats for supporting “amnesty.” President Obama’s decision earlier this month to delay any executive action on immigration until after the midterms has given national Republicans a new way to tie Democrats to the unpopular president. However, some GOP strategists worry the approach risks further alienating the party from Hispanic voters they need in 2016 to win the White House. “Short term it’s an entirely different electoral landscape,” said Ford O’Connell, a Republican strategist who advised Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) 2008 presidential bid. “What looks good...
  • McDaniel cites Gunn’s challenge in his attempt to overturn loss to Cochran

    09/22/2014 5:29:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    JACKSON — Unsuccessful tea party-backed candidate Chris McDaniel is invoking a big Mississippi political name as he tries to revive his challenge in a U.S. Senate race: state House Speaker Philip Gunn. McDaniel lost to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the June 24 Republican primary. Now, the state senator from Jones County is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court for a second chance on a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Cochran’s victory. Winning the legal argument could be difficult in a place with no history of judges ordering a do-over of a statewide election. In a legal brief filed late Thursday,...
  • Did Chris McDaniel win by losing Senate race?

    09/22/2014 5:26:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    JACKSON, Mississippi -- It's been nearly three months since Chris McDaniel lost the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, and he still hasn't conceded. Now, it's worth considering whether McDaniel, a state senator tea party favorite from Jones County, is pursuing a long-term political strategy of winning by losing. Certified results show six-term Sen. Thad Cochran defeated McDaniel by 7,667 votes in the June 24 primary runoff. McDaniel is enmeshed in a legal battle trying to overturn Cochran's victory by claiming the runoff was tainted because Cochran reached out to voters who traditionally support Democrats. Mississippi doesn't register voters...
  • Mitch McConnell Has A Two-Pronged Re-Election Strategy Because Half Of Kentucky Doesn't Like Him

    09/22/2014 5:21:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 9/21/14 | Richard Cowan
    PADUCAH Ky (Reuters) - Mitch McConnell is hardly a lovable guy. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate has a dour public persona and many of his constituents don't view him as a "real Kentuckian," according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that underscores what his election campaign already knows - McConnell has an image problem. While other politicians might be deterred by polls showing how unpopular they are in their home state, McConnell has risen to the challenge as he seeks a sixth term in what is perhaps his toughest re-election battle in a 30-year Senate career. Relying on broad financial...
  • The Vichy GOP Thinks Tea Parties Should Just Shut Up & Fall In Line, Or Something

    09/22/2014 5:10:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    theothermccain.com ^ | 9/21/14 | Smitty
    One must borrow Her Majesty’s dead horse in response to the Fox News question: Will Tea Party, GOP establishment be ‘mending fences’ to win Senate in November? After a long, unapologetic effort to defeat Tea Party and other so-called “unelectable” candidates in GOP primaries, the Washington establishment will likely need Tea Party voters in November to help swing several tight Senate races and win control of the upper chamber. Here I go: What difference, at this point, does it make? One can understand that, yes, there are still two years of #OccupyResoluteDesk to endure. But ObamaCare is still a river...
  • Meet John Feehery, Perhaps the Worst GOP Establishment Consultant Ever

    09/22/2014 5:06:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/22/14 | C. Edmund Wright
    Before this week, I figured that the race to the intellectual bottom for Republican consultants would have been a doggoned close contest. For years I’ve written many columns -- and a book -- that laid bare the cognitive dissonance and record of embarrassing losses of such wizards as Karl Rove, Haley (and Henry) Barbour, Rick Tyler, Andrea Saul, Charlie Black, Steve Schmidt, Matt Rhodes, Nicole Wallace and others. I’ve even established a pretty good record of demonstrating the fallacy of using the Frank Luntz type focus group as a means for testing campaign messaging. Somehow, though, the worst of them...
  • Texas has become epicenter of conservative movement

    09/21/2014 9:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2014 | Dan Balz, Chief correspondent
    AUSTIN — Twenty years ago this November, Texas elected George P. Bush’s uncle as governor. That election cemented Republicans in power in the Lone Star State after a steady period of ascendance. Democrats haven’t won a statewide elective office since and their candidates for governor (state Sen. Wendy Davis) and lieutenant governor (state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte) are currently seen here in Texas as underdogs this fall. In the two decades since George W. Bush became governor, the Republican Party here has turned several shades redder. Texas might qualify now as the epicenter of the conservative movement across the...
  • Where We are with the Republicans: They Get Blamed for Everything and Never Push Back

    09/21/2014 5:10:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 9-16-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look, let me tell you where we are with the Republicans. I had a guy was chatting back and forth, a friend last night. He said, "You seem remarkably calm." I said, "I am. It's all about expectations. I finally figured out, the Republican Party's what it is and isn't anything gonna change it, and every day being invested in the hope they're gonna change is a waste of time and energy. Let me give you an example..." And then my friend said, "Let me just tell you something. If one of these ISIS guys get in through the...
  • Penn State Officials Threaten to Call Police on Students Handing Out US Constitutions (Video)

    09/21/2014 1:46:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Septe,ber 18, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Penn State Young America’s Foundation Chapter were told to take down their table from a designated “free speech zone” on campus. They were handing out Constitutions – on Constitution Day.
  • Florida Third-Grade Students praise Obama on Constitution Day

    09/21/2014 1:10:49 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 20 replies
    DR. RICH'S E-MAGAZINE ^ | September 18, 2014 | Dr. Rich Swier
    September 17th was Constitution Day. United States Public Law requires that public educational institutions receiving federal funds teach about the Constitution on September 17 each year. Florida Law requires public school districts to commemorate the founding principles of our nation during the last full week of September. In public schools across America students were reading and discussing the U.S. Constitution, one of the most important and influential documents ever penned. However, in one Martin County Florida elementary school it was not the Constitution and Bill of Rights which were handed out, rather it was a book titled “Praise Song for...
  • NBC Offers Repellent Advice on Appeasing Home Invaders

    09/21/2014 11:16:08 AM PDT · by pabianice · 54 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 9/20/14
    Americans have a constitutional right to armed self-defense, but they have other choices as well. The University of Colorado, for example, last year offered the students it sought to disarm with statewide legislation other “crime prevention tactics.” Options for female students facing rapists included passive resistance,” biting, and self-degradation. According to one proponent of the bill to ban the lawful carrying of firearms on campuses, such threats are “why we have the whistles.” Along similar lines, NBC’s Today Show recently offered suggestions on how to deal with violent home invaders. Their basic advice: politely defer to the intruder, but if...
  • How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women

    09/21/2014 8:48:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Mark Follman
    Recently the National Rifle Association has aimed to boost its appeal among women. Last year it launched its "new and improved" NRA Women's TV Network, and it has hired several accomplished female gun enthusiasts as official NRA News commentators. Women were a focus at its annual meeting in April, and next month the NRA will host a Women's Leadership Forum Executive Summit, which promises to "celebrate the role of women as powerful leaders." But for women who oppose the NRA, it's a different story.
  • Vile ad bounces off McSally, sticks to Gabby Giffords

    09/21/2014 8:21:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    gunfeed.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Unknown
    Vile ad bounces off McSally, sticks to Gabby Giffords
  • Maybe He Wasn't Cut Out to Be President

    09/21/2014 6:50:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 73 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Back in 2008, I debated some liberal friends and questioned Mr. Obama's thin resume. They responded by saying that I was missing the point. In other words, don't judge Mr. Obama's resume, but rather his unique ability to inspire and his exceptional judgment. I guess they were telling me that Mr. Obama was one of those exceptional human beings who rises to the occasion because he is smart and politically astute.
  • Las Vegas cop behind controversial killing now influential union leader

    09/21/2014 4:51:44 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 4 replies
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ^ | 21 sept 2014 | MIKE BLASKY
    Detective Bryan Yant was the face of incompetence at the Metropolitan Police Department: a poster child for wrongful shooting deaths and million-dollar payouts, a driving force behind sweeping reforms to the agency’s deadly force policies. In other cities, an officer who kills an unarmed man under suspicious circumstances and is accused of lying to cover his tracks might be prosecuted. In Las Vegas, Yant kept his job. And he’s taken on a role that will make him more influential at Metro. The officer, in­famous for the 2010 killing of Trevon Cole, a small-time marijuana dealer, is doling out advice in...
  • Treason Outside the Constitution.

    09/21/2014 3:00:21 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 31 replies
    For the purpose of felony offense, treason in America is famously defined in our constitution. No longer may political opponents be brought before the equivalent of King’s judges and face charges for real or imagined insults or crimes. No, constitutional treason consists of making war against the United States or assisting its enemies. Oh, and unless the traitor confesses, two witnesses must observe the treasonous act. Put aside for a moment the constitutional definition and hurdles to be surmounted in order to obtain a felony conviction. Consider the broad, historic and popular concept of treason, the betrayal of one’s country....
  • The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

    08/17/2014 5:18:21 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 199 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 16 Aug 14 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Ferguson is not just about systemic racism—it's about class warfare, and how America's poor are held back ill the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century? More Feds Will Perform Another Autopsy on Michael Brown NBC NewsHungry Heroes: 25 Percent of Military Families Seek Food Aid NBC News'We Have Had Enough': Ferguson Rally Remembers Michael Brown NBC NewsFerguson Protesters Guard Stores From Looters Huffington PostWestboro Baptist Church's Plan To Protest Robin...
  • The New Conservative Love Affair With Canada

    09/20/2014 7:33:03 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/19/2014 | Josh Barro
    There’s a great deal of truth to the conservative praise for Canada. Its fiscal choices have shown how a country can maintain a strong social safety net while taxing and spending efficiently and encouraging private investment. Openness to trade and skilled immigration have made Canada an attractive place to invest; perhaps too attractive for some, given the dizzying way Chinese investment has driven up housing prices in Vancouver. But there are two big caveats to the conservative case for Canada. First, the offsets. “The things conservatives love about Canada are closely linked to the things they hate most about Canada,”...
  • What John Quincy Adams Said About Immigration Will Blow Your Mind

    09/20/2014 1:57:15 PM PDT · by MSSC6644 · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 18, 2014 | D.C. McAllister
    We often hear about the glory days of immigration when America threw open her arms to the huddled masses, but one thing you don’t hear about is how those people had to make it on their own without a government safety net. There was plenty of private charity, which was highly encouraged, but health care, a minimum-wage job, college entrance, housing, legal representation, and education certainly weren’t promised—not like today.
  • American Spectator Magazine Deletes All Mentions Of Brett Kimberlin Following Apparent Settlement

    09/20/2014 12:53:14 PM PDT · by Daralundy · 8 replies
    Techdirt ^ | Friday, September 19, 2014
    We recently wrote about the Brett Kimberlin saga -- which is long and involved, and which we'd avoided jumping into for a long time, given how complex and nutty it was. If you're not familiar with it, go back and read that post to catch up on it, but the super short version is that Kimberlin has been suing a lot of people, in large part because he doesn't like the way they're characterizing his past. And he's more or less indicated that he intends to tie people up in court for as long as possible, leading some to put...
  • Texas court throws out 'upskirt' photo law

    09/20/2014 10:53:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 100 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 17, 2014
    The state's highest criminal court on Wednesday tossed out part of a Texas law banning "improper photography or visual recording" - surreptitious images acquired in public for sexual gratification, often called "upskirting" or "downblousing" - as a violation of federal free-speech rights and an improper restriction on a person's right to individual thoughts. In an 8-1 ruling, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said photos, like paintings, films and books, are "inherently expressive" and, therefore, are protected by the First Amendment. The opinion supported a previous decision by the San Antonio-based 4th Court of Appeals. Scotland rejects independence in historic...
  • One in four Americans want their state to secede from the U.S., but why?

    09/20/2014 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 67 replies
    Rueters ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jim Gaines
    For the past few weeks, as Scotland debated the wisdom of independence, Reuters has been asking Americans how they would feel about declaring independence today, not from the United Kingdom, but from the mother country they left England to create. The exact wording of the question was, “Do you support or oppose the idea of your state peacefully withdrawing from the United States of America and the federal government?”
  • Billionaire Steyer Writes $15M to His Super PAC

    09/20/2014 9:21:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 9/20/2014 | unknown
    Hedge fund executive Tom Steyer continued to funnel cash from his personal fortune to his pro-environment super PAC, NextGen Climate Action. Steyer in August wrote his federal committee a $15 million check as it ramps up a political operation to help candidates who pledge to back legislation combating climate change. Steyer has now given $26.6 million this cycle to his efforts, bankrolling it almost entirely on his own.
  • “God, Get Me Home To My Girls.” SEAL Survived 27 Shots & Completed His Mission

    09/20/2014 8:40:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Editorial
    Navy SEAL Senior Chief Mike Day was the first man through the door into a room hiding four al Qaeda operatives. All four terrorists opened up on him the moment he stepped into view. He was hit 27 times, including 16 shots to the torso, shots to both arms, and shots both legs. A grenade went off, peppering his body with shrapnel. The only place he wasn’t hit was in the head.
  • VOTE NO I-594! Or 30CalGal Will Become A Felon.

    09/20/2014 8:21:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    30calgal.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | 30calgal
    You want to take your over 18 year old child hunting or shooting. Hand him (“Transfer”) a gun to use and you are both felons. You want to take your best buddy to go shooting and teach safe gun handling. Hand him (“Transfer”) your gun and you both are felons. You are in your home and want to show off your new firearm to a friend. Hand him (“Transfer”) your firearm and you are both felons. In all of these cases both parties would need to go to a dealer and get a background check and pay a tax just...
  • Budget Chief: Denying Climate Change ‘Makes You a Member of the Flat Earth Society’

    09/20/2014 7:41:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Penny Starr
    Shawn Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said on Friday that if you don’t believe in climate change and support federal spending to fight it, you believe the earth is flat. “The failure to invest in climate solutions and climate preparedness doesn’t get you membership in a fiscal conservatives caucus,” Donovan said at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. “It makes you a member of the Flat Earth Society.”