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  • Lockdown: A Teacher's Thoughts

    07/29/2016 8:40:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/29/2016 | Mary Anne Marcella
    At that crucial moment, it occurred to me that the only way for me to have even a chance of protecting myself and my children against an armed intruder was with a gun. I understand that many people are uncomfortable with an armed teacher, but many are not uncomfortable with an armed guard. Those who want to protect the children from "gun violence" say the chance of tragedy is so slim that it is not worth the risk of a teacher carrying a gun. But if the chance of tragedy is so slim, why even pass these laws? "Because if...
  • Before Hillary's Big Night, Obama Makes His Case For...A Third Term

    07/29/2016 8:24:18 AM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    HILADELPHIA — When President Obama spoke Wednesday night on Hillary Clinton's behalf, he was no doubt sincere about wanting her in the White House. After all, Clinton is his greatest hope to see his policies and legacy continued.This isn't unusual for presidents. But in this case, Obama represents the most radical break with the norms of the American presidency — with the possible exception of FDR — and his legacy is riding on it. ObamaCare. Dodd-Frank. A massive regulatory burden on American business. Climate policies based on questionable science. Taxes on entrepreneurs and small business. A war on America's energy...
  • Analysis: Charmless Vessel Shouts Acceptance Speech at America

    07/29/2016 7:49:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/29/2016 | Guy Benson
    It's finally, blessedly over. As expected, Hillary Clinton's anticlimactic acceptance speech capped off a Democratic convention at which two of the weakest primetime speeches were delivered by the the two members of the nominated ticket. There were powerful moments earlier in the evening -- including an impactful address by the father of a Muslim US soldier who paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country in Iraq, and an address from a valorous Medal of Honor recipient, who was shamefully heckled by some DNC delegates. But when the lights shone brightest, we got a perfectly nice little talk by Chelsea Clinton,...
  • Gary Johnson: 'Religious freedom, as a category' is 'a black hole'

    07/29/2016 7:34:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 28, 2016 | Timothy P. Carney
    At the Democratic National Committee I ran into Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor and Libertarian Party nominee for president. Here's a transcript of our conversation, edited for clarity, and reorganized thematically.
  • The Myth of the 'Gay Conservative'

    07/29/2016 7:17:06 AM PDT · by fwdude · 131 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | July 28, 2015 | Scott Lively
    It was with disappointment but not surprise that I read the news about the standing ovation that openly homosexual Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel received at the Republican national convention. It’s being spun by some conservatives as merely appreciation for Thiel breaking ranks with the Trump bashers of Silicon Valley, but in fact there’s a serious problem of moral compromise on the homosexual issue in the GOP and we need to face it for what it is. Ronald Reagan was not a perfect man, but he was a great man and an outstanding leader whose presidency marked the high point...
  • Anti-Second Amendment Groups Seek Camouflage to Sell Infringments

    07/29/2016 6:07:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Those who seek to disarm the public have always had a hidden agenda.  In the middle and early 60’s the assault was more open.  With each new assault the public grew more educated and the fallacies of the anti-Second Amendment arguments were exposed. As public support waned, those who hate an empowered public, have grown more desparate and more disingenuous.In 1976, Pete Shields was open about his desire for a general confiscation: “The first problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second is to get handguns registered. And...
  • Chris Kyle's Texas Hometown Unveils $1 Million Memorial, Statue

    07/29/2016 5:59:22 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | staff reporter
    Officials in Odessa, Texas, held a ceremony this morning to unveil a statue in remembrance of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle.
  • All-gender restroom at Democratic convention a hit with delegates

    07/29/2016 5:57:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 28, 2016 | Adam Gabbatt
    An all-gender bathroom at the Democratic national convention was seeing plenty of visitors on Thursday. Even some famous ones. "When both of us walked in," said Nikki Nice, referring to a friend who was hurriedly walking away from this reporter, "Reverend Jesse Jackson was coming out of the stalls." "We were like: 'Ahhh'," Nice said. "Just experiencing Reverend Jesse Jackson coming out of a stall – that just speaks everything about what an all-gender restroom really is about. So I'll take that any day."
  • Border Patrol Warning: Clinton Amnesty Endangers U.S., Islamic Extremists’ Set to Invade

    07/29/2016 5:14:51 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 7/28/20016 | Staff
    (Washington Examiner) – In the strongest criticism yet of Hillary Clinton’s open-border and amnesty plan, the National Border Patrol CouncilThursday warned that the Democrat’s plan endangers Americans and that drug cartels and Islamic extremists are eager for her to win so they can invade the U.S. “Clinton’s call for amnesty in her first 100 days and expanding these dangerous policies demonstrates her deeply alarming willingness to sell out the security of American families to advance her political or financial interests. Her immigration plan is not only dangerous for all American families, but previews an administration that will once again defy...
  • Hillary Clinton: 'I'm Not Here to Take Away Your Guns'

    07/29/2016 5:13:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2016 | 4:58 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Hillary Clinton devoted part of her speech Thursday night to guns, telling the Democrat National Convention, “If we’re serious about keeping our country safe, we…can’t afford to have a president who's in the pocket of the gun lobby.” “I’m not here to repeal the Second Amendment. I’m not here to take away your guns. I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place,” Clinton said. She once again called for “common-sense reforms” to “keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists and all other who would do us harm,”...
  • U.K. court nixes government home-invasion plan

    07/28/2016 8:52:51 PM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    WND ^ | July 28, 2016 | Bob Unruh
    The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom has struck down Scotland's plan to assign a government employee to every child to ensure – even if the family objects – each one meets the government's goal of being "safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included." The argument against Scotland’s Children and Young People Act, the "Named Persons” plan, was that the government does not have the right to give to its employees private information.
  • Roe v. Wade will be overturned if Trump wins, Pence says

    07/28/2016 6:36:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 211 replies
    MSN LA Times ^ | July 28, 2016
    GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Thursday predicted that Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, would be overturned if Donald Trump is elected president. “I’m pro-life and I don’t apologize for it,” he said during a town hall meeting here. “We’ll see Roe vs. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs.”
  • Former Obama mentor: Trump's Russian hack 'jokes' could 'constitute treason'(right!?)

    07/28/2016 12:50:49 PM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/28/2016 | Caroline Kelly
    For Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe, not only do Donald “Trump's "jokes" about Russia amount to "inviting an adversary to wage cyberwar against the U.S.," but they also "appear to violate the Logan Act and might even constitute treason,” he tweeted Thursday........adding that he “must have been hallucinating” at hearing Trump’s calls for Russian hackers to infiltrate Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails.
  • Democrats HATE The Constitution [DNC Banner - "We Don' Gotta Show You No Stinkin' Constitution"]

    07/28/2016 12:08:19 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 25 replies
    dailywire.com ^ | JUNE 16, 2016 | BEN SHAPIRO
    On Thursday, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) let slip what most Democrats have been thinking for decades: Constitutional rights are problematic. Manchin told Morning Joe, “The problem we have, and really the firewall we have right now is due process. It’s all due process. So we can all say we want the same thing, but how do we get there?” That dang due process. That silly Second Amendment. This Constitution thing keeps getting in the way of Democratic priorities. I’m old enough to remember when Democrats protested the PATRIOT Act by claiming that it violated citizens’ rights. Now they want to...
  • Sorry Hillary, Friday's headlines will be about Trump (Read this)

    07/28/2016 11:21:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 28, 2016 | Jake Novak
    This is the night Hillary Clinton has been waiting for her entire life. This is the night where she has her latest and best chance to make her case to undecided voters, clarify her vision for America, and cut into her massively high unfavorable ratings. Finally, the attention at the Democratic convention and in the news media will be on her, her message, and not just endorsements and speeches from powerful allies like Mike Bloomberg and President Barack Obama. Good luck with that. We already know who's going to dominate the headlines tomorrow morning in the end. And he happens...
  • HuffPost Live: D'Souza Spars With Host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani

    07/28/2016 10:30:19 AM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Huffpost Live ^ | 11/24/2015 | Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani
    "Hillary's America" IN THEATERS NOW! Get your tickets: http://www.hillarysamericathemovie.com! Dinesh D'Souza sits down with Caroline to share his thoughts on the 2016 elections, the national debt, border security, Obama's psyche, and to discuss his latest book, "Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me about Obama, Hillary and the Democratic Party."
  • FIFTY animals starved to death in Venezuelan zoo: Beasts left to die because economic crisis [tr]

    07/28/2016 9:10:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2016 | Thomas Burrows
    Fifty animals have died of hunger in one of Venezuela's main zoos because of a chronic shortage of food. The fatalities at the Caricuao zoo in Caracas include Vietnamese pigs, tapirs, rabbits and birds, some of whom had not been fed for two weeks. In other cities in the country, zoos are reported to be in a worse situation, forced to ask for donations of fruit, vegetables and meat from local businesses. The South American nation is in the grip of a severe economic crisis which has led to food shortages and looting in some areas.
  • US Government Pays $475,000 For Illegally Searching Woman's Vagina

    07/28/2016 8:15:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Have you lost that loving feeling? If so, the United States federal government might just be able to help. Before you swipe right on Tinder or update that eHarmony account, consider instead taking a quick trip out of the country. Because on your way back home into the Land of the Free, US Customs and Border Protection will have agents standing by ready with heaps of government stimulus. It happened to a Jane Doe (the name has been withheld to protect what little remains of her dignity), a 54-year old US citizen who had recently been on a trip to...
  • The NeverTrumper’s Dirty Little Secret

    07/28/2016 7:17:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 27, 2016, 11:47 am | F.H. BUCKLEY
    I talked to a friend yesterday...he told me of one dinner party at which two of the most prominent NeverTrumpers confessed why they want Hillary to win. They know they’ll have no access to the Trump White House if he wins. Nor would they have any access to a Hillary White House. The difference, however, is that their donor base would desert them in the event of a Trump victory, whereas they can raise money from donors in the event of a Hillary win. We had figured this out. We’re just surprised to hear them admit it.
  • How Other Nations Stop US From Deporting Criminal Illegal Immigrants

    07/28/2016 6:12:24 AM PDT · by milton23 · 18 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/27/16 | Josh Siegel
    Susanna Ruth Makinson can blame a lot of things for why her then-husband was shot dead eight years ago while patrolling the streets of Fort Myers, Florida, the first time since 1930 a police officer had been gunned down in the city. That’s because, in a distant way out of her—and his—control, Andrew Widman’s death felt preventable; his killer, Abel Arango, was an illegal immigrant and convicted felon who was released from detention because his native Cuba wouldn’t take him back. But though Makinson wishes the government would do more to fix this little-known problem in the immigration system, to...
  • Democrats' legacy of hatred and death

    07/28/2016 5:45:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/27/2016 | Eric Rush
    Appearing on Fox News on Monday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke excoriated speakers at the Democratic National Convention, contending that the party is “embracing criminality.” While it is certainly gratifying to hear a champion of law and order (Clarke even asserted that Hillary Clinton is a “confirmed liar” who left people to die in Benghazi and who should have been criminally indicted) speak the truth, it is even more gratifying to see the play that other anti-Hillary media is getting, and the distaste members of her own party have evidenced for the first woman nominated to run for president. “Clinton...
  • U. S. City Rolls Over for Radical Mosque

    07/27/2016 4:04:56 PM PDT · by boatbums · 12 replies
    WND.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Leo Holman
    A radical mosque known for breeding terrorists has been granted special privileges by the city of Bloomington, Minnesota, which allows its members to take over a public park and treat it as their own, to the exclusion of other residents, according to complaints filed by a citizens group. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/u-s-city-rolls-over-for-radical-mosque/#7UHWQlF7O7Ccp8fO.99
  • 2016 Republican PLATFORM

    07/27/2016 3:10:41 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 4 replies
    GOP Convention ^ | July 2016 | Platform Staff (see p 58)
    With this platform, we the Republican Party reaffirm the principles that unite us in a common purpose. We believe in American exceptionalism. We believe the United States of America is unlike any other nation on earth. We believe America is exceptional because of our historic role — first as refuge, then as defender, and now as exemplar of liberty for the world to see. We affirm — as did the Declaration of Independence: that all are created equal, endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We believe in the Constitution as our...
  • Rand Paul Just Short of Forcing Vote on Audit the Fed Bill

    07/27/2016 2:57:01 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/27/2016 | Joe Wolverton, II
    Soon, the Federal Reserve could be forced for the first time to open its books and expose its machinations to Congress. Senator Rand Paul (shown, R-Ky.) reports that he is “about seven votes short” of the 60 votes he believes would be procedurally sufficient to get a vote in the Senate. In an interview with Kitco News just moments after he left the stage at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Paul explained that while the House of Representatives has passed numerous measures aimed at auditing the Federal Reserve, it is “taking forever in the Senate.” He promises that he will...
  • You Could Pay More to Fly Under This EPA Climate Change Rule

    07/27/2016 12:51:02 PM PDT · by milton23 · 26 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/27/16 | Katie Tubb
    Flying used to be a luxury only the rich could afford. Advances in the airline industry making travel more efficient and affordable have expanded the mobility of hundreds of millions of Americans. But a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency is likely to take air travel backward. The EPA on Monday released a final “endangerment finding” that greenhouse gases from large commercial aircraft cause climate change and endanger “Americans’ health and the environment.” It comes as no surprise that the Obama administration would reach to the skies and add airplanes to the list of its regulatory targets. The administration has...
  • Bill Clinton Pours On the Estrogen

    07/27/2016 11:15:30 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | 26 Jul 16 | Maureen Dowd
    His life took off, he said, when he fell in love with “that girl.” He told a familiar love story, recounted in his memoir, about springtime at Yale Law School in 1971 and a “magnetic” girl with thick blond hair and big glasses and no makeup and a long, white flowery skirt. He said when he first saw her in a political and civil rights class that he wanted to tap her on the shoulder but he knew if he did, he would be starting something beyond his control. With a sky-blue tie and silvery hair and an easy smile,...
  • TRUMP: President Obama Has Been the Most Ignorant President in Our History – A Disaster (VIDEO)

    07/27/2016 9:07:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 82 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 7/27/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Republican Donald Trump held a press conference Wednesday morning to respond to the recent attacks and lies by Democrats and the liberal press.Trump COMPLETELY OWNED the press.Trump destroyed Obama: I think President Obama has been the most ignorant president in our history. His views of the world, as he says, don't jive and the world is a mess. You look what is happening with migration, with Syria, with Libya, with Iraq, with everything he's touched. He has been a disaster as a president. He will go down as one of the worst presidents in the history of our country. It...
  • AR-15 maker pours $150,000 into anti-Hillary, pro-gun campaign

    07/27/2016 8:52:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Paul Bedard
    popular firearms company that makes AR-15-style rifles has donated an eye-popping $150,000 to the arms industry's "#GunVote" campaign to stop Democrat Hillary Clinton and liberal gun control measures. O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc. put its support in the campaign headed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation which heads the campaign.
  • Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped

    07/27/2016 7:11:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/27/2016 | Kevin Rector
    Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history. The startling move was an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, who was expected to preside over the remaining trials as well. It also means the office of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J....
  • Ed Rendell to Democrats: Time to Be ‘Single-Issue’ Gun Control Voters

    07/27/2016 7:08:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/27/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D) tells a gathering of activists in Philadelphia it’s time for Democrats to be “single issue” voters for gun control. The gathering was co-hosted by the PA SAFE Caucus, “Everytown for Gun Safety, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, CeaseFirePA,” and Gabby Giffords’s gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions. According to Daily Local News, Rendell said, “If we’re going to make progress, the message we have to take is that we’re going to be single-issue voters. I don’t care about e-mails or anything else, (but) we need to vote for Hillary Clinton because...
  • Constitutional Scripturalism (Cruz and Beck)

    07/27/2016 6:45:36 AM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    TheZMan ^ | 07-27-2016 | TheZMan
    Ted Cruz setting himself on fire at the GOP convention is a good example of how things are not always what they seem. The Wuss Right cheered because they hoped it would hurt Trump. They never cared for Cruz, which is why they refused to back him until the last days of the primary. Even those who were willing to back Cruz early on were muted in their enthusiasm. Once there was nothing to lose and he was throwing one last rock at Trump, they could let loose with full-throated cheers for Lion Ted.The Wuss Right’s reticence with regards to Cruz...
  • 'White People to the Back!': Black Lives Matter Segregates Media by Race

    07/27/2016 5:00:23 AM PDT · by cba123 · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jillian Melchior
    On Tuesday, Black Lives Matter activists took to the streets in Philadelphia to protest police-involved shootings of African-Americans. During the demonstrations, protesters attempted to segregate members of the media based on their race. "White media get to the back! Black media come to the front!" one activist shouted into a megaphone. (please see the full article, linked below)
  • Defend Milo Yiannopoulos Even If You Don't Want To

    07/26/2016 3:14:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    I don't like Milo Yiannopoulos. The "alt-right" bad boy's menagerie of outrageous and often toxic sentiments reveal a careless attention-seeker rather than thoughtful provocateur, one seemingly not concerned with the damages caused, smugly delighted to push biased buttons and stoke hate as long as he sounds cool while doing it. Ya, I don't like Milo Yiannopoulos. All the more reason to be very careful about shutting him down. x This week Milo, or @Nero, was permanently kicked off Twitter after a barrage of racist and misogynist hate-tweets were sent to Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. She is black, she is a...
  • Donald Trump: ‘We’re Going to Bring Honesty back to Government’

    07/26/2016 4:44:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    Republican nominee Donald Trump enjoyed a warmer welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Charlotte, North Carolina than his rival Hillary Clinton received on Monday. The New York Republican told the crowd that spending time with veterans has been the “greatest honor of this campaign.” “Our veterans are the bravest and the finest people on earth,” Trump said, as he pledged to work with the VFW if elected president. “Our most basic commitment to provide health and medical care [to veterans] has been violated completely.” “The other candidate in this race, crooked Hillary Clinton, […] has a much...
  • Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked The Soviets To Intervene In The 1984 Elections

    07/26/2016 3:49:21 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 10, 2015 | Sean Davis
    Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obama’s term ended. You can read the full letter here. The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work. Here is but a small sampling of the response from the outrage brigade: Has anyone ever seen anything like that letter from Senate Repubs to Iran?...
  • Prosecutors give up on felonies against baby body-parts investigators

    07/26/2016 11:00:05 AM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 26 July 2016 | Bob Unruh
    Felony counts that had been filed by a “rogue” prosecutor in Texas against two investigators who in 2015 released videos uncovering the baby body-parts trade of Planned Parenthood have been dismissed by a judge. The prosecutor, who had been the target of outrage when the charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were filed last winter, asked for the dismissal on Tuesday, and the request quickly was granted by the judge in the case. The videos revealed Planned Parenthood executives explaining how they could adjust abortion procedures to save the body parts requested by the undercover videographers, who were posing...
  • Trump's Speech Wasn't 'Dark' Enough

    07/26/2016 9:39:16 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 26, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    Trump's Speech Wasn't 'Dark' Enough Dennis Prager | Posted: July 26, 2016 12:01 AM One of the many remarkable traits of the progressives is their lack of self-awareness. This trait was on display last week in the media and Democratic Party's characterization of Donald Trump's acceptance speech -- and the entire Republican National Convention -- as "dark." For the left to dismiss other Americans as having a dark view of America is preposterous. Because no one -- not Trump, not the Republican Party, not any conservative -- has nearly as dark a view of America as does the left....
  • As a Teen Cashier Seeing Food Stamp Use, I Changed My Mind About the Democrat Party

    07/26/2016 8:36:44 AM PDT · by milton23 · 72 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/26/16 | J. D. Vance
    Mamaw encouraged me to get a job—she told me that it would be good for me and that I needed to learn the value of a dollar. When her encouragement fell on deaf ears, she then demanded that I get a job, and so I did, as a cashier at Dillman’s, a local grocery store. Working as a cashier turned me into an amateur sociologist. A frenetic stress animated so many of our customers. One of our neighbors would walk in and yell at me for the smallest of transgressions—not smiling at her, or bagging the groceries too heavy one...
  • What Bees Can Teach Us About Why People Should Run Their Own Lives

    07/26/2016 7:59:37 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/23/16 | John Conlin
    Individual honey bees aren’t very smart, yet honey bee hives, which may contain tens of thousands of individual bees, show remarkable intelligence. Scientists who study this type of swarm intelligence point out a key ingredient: no one is in charge. The hive functions just fine with no management, just countless interactions between individual bees with each following simple rules of thumb. A system like this is called self-organizing. Life itself is self-organizing. That’s how swarm intelligence works: simple creatures following simple rules, each one acting on local information. No bee sees the big picture. No bee tells any other bee...
  • Big Labor Makes The Case For Hillary Over Trump

    07/26/2016 7:35:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | Connor D. Wolf
    National union leaders made the case Monday for why Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton is a better choice over Republican nominee Donald Trump. National unions have overwhelmingly endorsed Clinton with many warning Trump would be disastrous for worker rights. The AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the National Education Association, AFSCME, among others within the labor movement voiced their support for her at the the Democratic National Convention. “We need a president that wants to raise wages instead of one that thinks wages are too high and doesn’t even think there should be a federal minimum wage,” SEIU International...
  • Police Department Survey: Violent Crime Up in Major Cities (Ruh Roh!)

    07/26/2016 7:18:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | Caroline May
    The number of homicides committed in major cities during the first half of this year is up by more than 15 percent, and overall violent crime is up more than two percent compared to the first half of 2015, according to data from the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA). A midyear comparison of violent crime in major cities between 2015 and 2016, compiled via a survey of police departments, reveals increases in several categories of violent crimes. According to the MCCA survey, the police departments of major cities reported a total of 2,308 homicides during the first half of 2016...
  • DNC Interim Head: Don’t Let ‘White Boys’ Win

    07/26/2016 7:10:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 25, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Daily Caller News Foundation DNC Interim Head: Don’t Let ‘White Boys’ Win Blake Neff Reporter The new interim head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has a colorful history, which includes demanding former President George H.W. Bush confess to an extramarital affair and a belief that “white boys” shouldn’t be allowed to win. Donna Brazile is set to take over the DNC from Debbie Wasserman Schultz as soon as the Democratic convention in Philadelphia wraps up. Brazile has worked as a political strategist and Democratic party operative for over thirty years, going all the way back to a job on...
  • Scarborough: Michelle Obama Speech ‘Reminded Me of Reagan’

    07/26/2016 6:05:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today’s opening segment of Morning Joe was one—long—gush-fest over First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech to the DNC last night. The apotheosis of adulation came from Joe Scarborough, who said that the speech “reminded me of Ronald Reagan.” Scarborough also had an “America love it or leave it” message for those who think our country needs to be made great again: “we are the last best hope for a dying world. If you can’t get behind that message as a Republican or a Democrat, then let me buy you a ticket to another country.” Wonder if Joe offered Michelle a ticket...
  • Justice Department Not too Busy to Sue Town Over Mosque

    07/26/2016 5:24:22 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 7/26/2016 | Michael Ware
    The Department of Justice has been swamped by the workload it has faced over the past several months. They have not had the time to deal with the illegal aliens that have not been processed. They could not look into the IRS and its treatment of conservative organizations. Neither did the DOJ have time to look into Lois Lerner. Amazingly, we find that it does have time to sue a small Pennsylvania township over a zoning issue. That’s right - the DOJ has filed suit against Bensalem Township over its zoning decisions. The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department is...
  • Donald Trump did it

    07/25/2016 6:28:33 PM PDT · by kindred · 27 replies
    On July 19, the American people won the Republican Nomination to be president for Mr. Donald Trump over the objections of the Republican Party big shots, the ultra bias news media, and the never Trump crowd, as it has turned out being led by Ted Cruz. Now, following his rousing America First acceptance speech, the battle goes on to secure the presidency for Donald Trump and the people. The two sides in this continuing battle remain the same, Donald Trump and the people on one side against the same Trump haters and doubters, including Hillary Clinton and her Socialist followers...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,July 25-29,2016

    07/25/2016 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | July 25, 2016 | Mark Levin
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  • Paul Ryan Flees Mothers Of Children Killed By His Open Border Agenda

    07/25/2016 2:07:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    en-volve.com ^ | 7/25/16 | Thomas Robertson
    American mothers, whose children were killed by illegal aliens, say that House Speaker Paul Ryan and members of his security detail fled from his guarded estate on Saturday as they attempted to present Ryan with the photos of their murdered children, and show him the true cost of his open borders agenda. On Saturday, four “angel moms” held a press conference in front of Ryan’s personal border wall. The mothers explained that they deserved to be able to give heir children the same security that Ryan gives his children. During the press event, the mothers announced their decision to endorse...
  • Paul Nehlen: Make August 9 Wisconsin’s Independence Day

    07/25/2016 2:04:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/25/16 | Julia Hahn
    JANESVILLE, WI– Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen stood with the mothers, whose children were murdered as a result of open borders, during their press event in front Paul Ryan’s border wall on Saturday. In his remarks, Nehlen said Wisconsin voters have an historic opportunity to take back their district and their country from the “open borders special interests who control Paul Ryan.”
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,July 25-29,2016

    07/25/2016 12:28:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | July 25, 2016 | Sean Hannity
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  • Palin: We Need To Be Better, Not Bitter, As Trump’s Opponents Start Hopping On Our Bandwagon

    07/25/2016 10:57:34 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 38 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | July 25, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    With Donald Trump securing the presidential nomination, the political narrative is shifting rapidly and revealingly. As you watch former haters hop aboard the Trump Train, it’s important to connect dots and understand my concern about a bunch of belated mea culpas with which we’ll now be inundated. It’s important because time is short and lessons must be learned to avoid future catastrophic capture by status quo politicos. Friends, my concern here is all about the attempted destruction of Trump SUPPORTERS over all these months. I’ve zipped my lips long enough; it’s time to call out those who’ve tried to destroy...