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  • DONALD TRUMP AND KIM DAVIS: NO SWEAT, THEY BOTH EXPOSE THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT: BUNNING'S NEAT TRICK

    09/04/2015 4:19:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    9/4/2015 | Self
    (EDITORIAL NOTE: A POST I MADE AROUND 5AM THIS MORNING LAYS OUT THE NEAT TRICK JUDGE DAVID BUNNING APPEARS TO BE PULLING TO AVOID MARTYRDOM FOR KIM DAVIS. I MENTION IT BRIEFLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST BUT I WAS LOGGED OFF FREE REPUBLIC AFTER 5AM SO THE POST COULD BE REMOVED FROM THE FRONTPAGE NEWS SECTION) There have been some on Free Republic asking about Donald Trump's view of Rowan County, Kentucky Chief Kim Davis's act of civil disobedience over gay marriage. Whatever, I think what counts is that both of them in their own way expose the...
  • Remember The Law is Only Sacred When It Furthers a Liberal Value

    09/04/2015 3:54:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 9/4/15 | David Harsanyi
    Working for the government is not an inalienable right. So Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, was wrong to refuse same-sex couples marriage licenses in her office. If you're unwilling to enforce the law, you shouldn't be an officer of the state. After all, it's not a clerk's job to ascertain the constitutionality or practicality of a law. If it were, we'd have anarchy. There are hundreds of other vocations she is free to pursue if this one doesn't suit her. So Davis' stand isn't about religious freedom. Not really. Signing off on state documents is not tantamount to...
  • A deadly Wednesday as 8 people killed in homicides in Chicago

    09/04/2015 3:28:58 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4 sept 2015 | Patrick M. O'Connell, Alexandra Chachkevitch and Peter Nickeas
    A teen in a park on the West Side. Two men in their 30s in Uptown on the North Side. A woman in her 20s in the South Side's Morgan Park neighborhood. Chicago's most recent spasm of violence touched all corners of the city. On Wednesday alone, eight people were shot to death in homicides. A ninth victim — an 11-year-old boy — died of an apparent accidental shooting. That marked the most homicides in a single day in Chicago in more than a decade, according to a Tribune analysis of department data. The worst previous day occurred July 5,...
  • Shackled at the ankles with her head bowed, the moment defiant Kentucky county clerk...

    09/04/2015 3:26:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/3/15 | Sophie Jane Evans
    With shackles around her ankles and waist, this is the moment the defiant Kentucky clerk who is refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses was led away from federal court - and taken to jail. Kim Davis, 49, was told by U.S. District Judge David Bunning on Thursday that she would stay behind bars until she complied with his order to resume issuing the licenses to gay couples. Donning a blue top and striped skirt, Davis, a thrice-divorced Apostolic Christian who works at Rowan County Courthouse, said 'thank you' before being led from the courtroom by a marshal. She later insisted...
  • CBS’s Pelley: Clerk Going to Jail Possibly ‘the Last Front in a Losing Battle Against Same-Sex...

    09/04/2015 2:46:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/4/15 | Curtis Houck
    At the top of Thursday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley proclaimed that the jailing of Rowan County, Kentucky Democratic Clerk Kim Davis “could be the last front in a losing battle against same-sex marriage” as she had been refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage on June 26. While the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC all led with Davis being jailed and how she had cited her Christian faith in declining to issue licenses, they have yet to mention in any of their coverage in past three...
  • Trump’s Hearing Problem

    09/04/2015 1:34:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    Have you noticed how often people come up to Donald Trump and tell him he’s right? We don’t get to see or hear all this unsolicited praise, but he assures us he does...... [SNIP] Trump hears what he wants to hear. Criticism is either ignored or somehow misperceived as more affirmation.... [SNIP] In that same interview with Cuomo, Trump stated, “I was given the biggest award by the Marines the other day, one of the biggest civilian awards by the Marines the other day.” Not quite. Trump was given an award by a civilian charity, the Marine Corps Law Enforcement...
  • Scott Walker Calls for ‘Reasonable Accommodation’ in Kentucky Clerk Case

    09/04/2015 12:38:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 3, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker called for a “reasonable accommodation” that would allow a Kentucky county clerk — ordered to jail Thursday in contempt of court — to freely practice her religion. A federal judge ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis jailed until she complies with a court’s ruling to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis has refused, saying that would violate her Christian beliefs. “The bottom line in America is we are a nation of laws,” the Wisconsin governor told TheBlaze. “But part of those laws — in fact, the most important of those laws — is the...
  • Nikki Haley aligns herself with Lindsey Graham wing of S.C. GOP

    09/03/2015 8:34:36 PM PDT · by upchuck · 39 replies
    american thinker ^ | 9/3/2015 | Newsmachete
    I first became suspicious of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley when Mitt Romney came to South Carolina and serenaded her with "Happy Birthday to You" while Nikki stood there blushing and preening, like a teenager on a first date. Not knowing very much about her politics, I didn't think anything more of it, until yesterday, when Haley attacked Donald Trump. I attack Donald Trump too, but in a good way, raising the inconsistencies of his record. Haley, on the other hand, attacks him from the left for being too tough on illegal aliens and falsely claiming that Trump is against...
  • Call Judge Bunning 859-392-7907

    09/03/2015 7:56:25 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 31 replies
    Me | Me
    Call the Tyrant Judge's office every day until he frees the Political/Religious Prisoner. Take a stand,at least fill his voice mail. 859-392-7907. Then contact your Senators and Representative and demand the black robbed tyrant be removed from office.
  • Former CIA Officer Just EXPOSED OBAMA… Our Worst Fears Are TRUE!

    09/03/2015 6:29:12 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 71 replies
    Clare Lopez is a former CIA officer, and she is risking her professional career to call out President Barack Obama in the biggest way possible. Lopez is well respected in the intelligence community and worked in the Reagan White House. After two decades in the field with the CIA, and as an instructor for special forces and intelligence students, Lopez is now with the Center for Security Policy managing the counter-jihad and Shariah programs. Now, she is claiming Obama is why America has completely “switched sides” during the war on terrorism. America is now supporting the enemy, especially through the...
  • Judge declines divorce case, citing gay marriage ruling

    09/03/2015 6:30:14 PM PDT · by Bayard · 23 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | September 3rd, 2015
    A local judge contends the U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage has derailed Tennessee's ability to determine what constitutes divorce — leaving one Signal Mountain couple married against their will. Hamilton County Chancellor Jeffrey Atherton denied the divorce petition last week after hearing from seven witnesses and going through 77 exhibits. Among several reasons he cited in rejecting the couple's divorce, one was the Supreme Court's June ruling. Atherton said the Supreme Court must clarify "when a marriage is no longer a marriage." Otherwise, he contended, state courts are impaired from addressing marriage and divorce litigation altogether. "The conclusion...
  • Federal Judge Says He’s Above Natural Law as He Tosses Clerk Kim Davis in Jail [terrifying quote]

    09/03/2015 5:41:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 104 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/3/15 | Scott Ott
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She’s an elected official, and can’t be fired except by voters in her county, so a federal judge had her thrown in jail today. I expected as much. Any true civil-disobedience act must come with the willingness to bear the legal consequences of your extra-legal behavior. Davis politely thanked the judge before being carted off to the clink.If it were me, I also would have submitted to the governing authority, but not without a resounding “SAY WHAT, YOUR HONOR?!” after he said this… “The idea of natural...
  • Ted Cruz rips jailing of Kim Davis: ‘This is not America’

    09/03/2015 4:23:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz criticized a federal judge for ordering a Kentucky county clerk to be jailed after she defied the Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The Texas senator said he “unequivocal” stands with Kim Davis, who was put in federal custody for contempt after testifying before Judge David L. Bunning Thursday that marriage is between one man and one woman. “Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny,” Mr. Cruz said in a statement. “Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This...
  • Tea Party Resurges In Kentucky AS One of Mitch McConnell’s Biggest Enemies Is Back

    09/03/2015 4:22:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    tpnn.com ^ | 9/3/15 | Mark Scott
    Battered by a bitter contest for a Senate seat in Kentucky last year, both of the main contestants, Mitch McConnell and Matt Bevin, still nurse deep bruises. McConnell, of course, prevailed in the 2014 race upsetting many conservatives who had hoped Bevin would unseat the long-time senator. After the contest, Bevin refused to support him. Last month, Bevin rekindled his political career and became the Republican Party’s candidate for governor of Kentucky. After Bevin secured the nomination, McConnell publicly endorsed Bevin in a terse statement, crediting him for running a smart campaign and saying, “I’m certainly going to support him...
  • Jeb Falls Into Trump’s Trap

    09/03/2015 4:15:41 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 9/3/15 | Amanda Carpenter
    Jeb Bush just couldn’t help himself. After weeks of being needled by Donald Trump, Bush broke down and gave Trump his favorite thing of all: a fight. And, not a fight over substance. A fight over ego that Trump knew from the beginning he would win. Trump is an empire builder bulldozing his way to the White House, to hell with anyone in his way. Jeb is the spoiled crown prince flabbergasted a coup is being attempted on the family palace. Trump is storming the gate. And, one can picture Jeb talking to himself in the bathroom mirror, giving himself...
  • Ted Cruz’s measured defense of Kentucky clerk who won’t issue marriage licenses to gay couples

    09/03/2015 4:13:30 PM PDT · by Isara · 71 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 2, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz has gone further than most 2016 contenders in promoting “religious liberty,” honoring bakers and florists who’ve refused services to gay couples and denouncing the Supreme Court for “lawlessness” in legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. But when it comes to the Kentucky county clerk who is defying a federal court order by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Cruz has struck a more measured tone than many of his rivals. In a Facebook post tonight, he condemned a “war on faith” and said there needs to be a way to work around religious objections to...
  • Free Republic will continue the fight for Liberty and against godless socialism and fascist judges!

    09/03/2015 3:39:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 214 replies
    September 3, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    I stand with Kim Davis! I will not comply! Free Republic is and always will remain a pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site. The recent SCOTUS ruling against marriage is a travesty against God, country and constitution. It is a shot against Christianity. The government has now officially declared war on Christianity and against individual Christians. Kim Davis is the first casualty who was actually jailed, but will not be the last. The Marxist/fascists have now taken over our government from the top down and will attempt to stomp out all resistance and the black-robed nazi judges will do their...
  • Ted Cruz: 'I Stand With Kim Davis'

    09/03/2015 3:28:48 PM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 03 Sep 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Thursday that he "unequivocally" supported Kim Davis, the defiant Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. "I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally," the Texas senator said in a statement on his campaign website. "I stand with every American that the Obama administration is trying to force to choose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion." Davis, the Rowan County clerk, was jailed by U.S. District Judge David Bunning until she complied with his order to issue the licenses. The clerk stopped...
  • Ted Cruz: If Kim Davis Gets Punished for Not Following the Law, Obama Should Be Too

    09/03/2015 3:22:47 PM PDT · by Isara · 40 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | September 3rd, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Ted Cruz said today if people want Kim Davis to resign for not following the law, then President Obama ought to be held to the same standard. No, he didn’t go so far as to say Obama should be in jail too, but given all the calls for Davis to resign her post, Cruz argued said the president should be getting such calls too.Davis went to jail today after repeatedly refusing to issue marriage licenses in protest of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, even defying the high court’s rejection of her appeal.Now, despite him calling out double standards, just...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,September 3, 2015

    09/03/2015 3:07:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | September 3, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Cruz: I Call Upon Every Believer, Every Constitutionalist, Every Lover of Liberty to Stand with...

    09/03/2015 2:05:46 PM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/03/15
    Cruz: I Call Upon Every Believer, Every Constitutionalist, Every Lover of Liberty to Stand with Kim Davis Statement on Arrest of Kentucky Clerk Kim DavisHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the arrest of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis:“Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America.“I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her...
  • Ben Carson, the Superior Outsider [He is the real conservative outsider, not Trump]

    09/03/2015 1:36:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/03/2015 | Rich Lowry
    While Jeb Bush feuds Donald Trump and others kowtow to him, only one candidate is seriously gaining on him. Ben Carson is now tied with Trump in one Iowa poll and is close in others, an especially notable result given that The Donald has jammed a lifetime's worth of free media into the past couple of months. Carson's rise suggests that it's possible to catch the populist wave roiling Republican politics and yet not be an obnoxious braggart who abuses anyone who crosses him and will say or do anything as long as he's getting attention. Ben Carson is a...
  • Donald Trump On Ben Carson: He Has Great Affection For Him, But Doctors Don’t Create Jobs

    09/03/2015 1:28:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/03/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Donald Trump says he has great affection for Ben Carson, but he’s not so sure Carson has the right experience to be president. The billionaire businessman and Republican presidential frontrunner explained why in an extensive interview with The Daily Caller that covered a wide array of subjects. The interview will be published in sections over the coming days. A Monmouth University poll of Iowa released Monday showed Trump tied with Carson for first place — though Trump is quick to note that it was just one poll and that he leads the field, including Carson, in all the other recent...
  • Jeb Bush to Trump: What’s wrong with speaking Spanish?

    09/03/2015 1:03:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Here’s another demonstration, says David Frum, that Bush is never more passionate than when he’s talking about immigration and biculturalism. The Trump/Bush debate over whether it’s appropriate to address Latino voters in Spanish is like the Christie/Paul argument over the NSA and civil liberties: Each man’s position on the issue speaks directly to what it is his fans like most about him. Trump’s the guy who’s demanding assimilation, Jeb’s more comfortable with multiculturalism, at least as Spanish speakers transition to their new culture. He also says Trump “doesn’t believe in tolerance,” which means … what, exactly? If cracking down...
  • Trump and tea party rally against Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol still on, growing in scope

    09/03/2015 12:06:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    The upcoming rally at the U.S. Capitol against the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran is still on - and has gained much momentum despite the fact that President Obama has secured enough support in the Senate to prevent Republican forces from blocking it. Some star power is involved. The speaker’s roster for the event on Wednesday afternoon now includes Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz, Reps. Jim Bridenstine, Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Mike Pompeo, Ted Yolo; Donald Trump, broadcasters Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, Citizens United founder David Bossie, Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Gives Press Conference; Signs GOP Loyalty Pledge

    09/03/2015 12:06:09 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 62 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 9-3-15 | Donald Trump
    At a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City, Donald Trump reveals that he has signed a pledge to support whoever the Republican nominee for President may be- and that he will not run on a third party ticket.
  • Jerry Brown Flouted Gay Marriage Law. Why Not A Kentucky Clerk?

    09/03/2015 11:35:47 AM PDT · by Bratch · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 2, 2015 | David Benkof
    As is now well-known, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses after the Supreme Court ruled in June that states are required to recognize same-sex nuptials. But the fury aimed at Davis has been disproportionate to the actual facts of the situation, and shows galling – and revealing – inconsistency on the part of her critics. In particular, where was the outcry when Attorney General and later Governor of California, Jerry Brown, refused to mount a defense of gay-marriage ban Proposition 8? Representing the state in court was at the center of his job. Yet he put his personal...
  • Limbaugh:Trump,Tea Party Standing Up To Stop Dilution Of What It Means To Be An American

    09/03/2015 11:18:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On his Thursday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh hit back at those criticizing GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump for challenging his opponent, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), for not speaking English to a press gaggle earlier this week.
  • Trump hits 30 percent in new poll

    09/03/2015 10:59:09 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3 Sep 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Donald Trump has reached a new high in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. According to a Monmouth University survey released on Thursday, Trump takes 30 percent support nationally, a four-point gain over the same survey from before the first GOP debate. Ben Carson is a distant second place in the poll, taking 18 percent support. The retired neurosurgeon has risen sharply in the polls over the past month. He was at only 5 percent support in the same poll from early August. The rest of the Republican field isn’t even in the same ballpark. Former Florida Gov. Jeb...
  • Ben Carson on the issues: Inside the mind of the retired neurosurgeon surging in polls...

    09/03/2015 10:50:42 AM PDT · by Freeport · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 2, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    The red-blooded Republican base of America is fed up with career politicians and ready to hit reset — if poll numbers are any indication. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been surging in the early polls for the GOP presidential nomination. His reserved and soft-spoken personality is a far cry from the bombastic rhetoric that’s largely defined the primary race so far. Like real estate tycoon Donald Trump and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Carson has never held elected office, but that might actually be a boon rather than a hindrance in appealing to conservatives frustrated with politics as usual. Without...
  • The shocking truth about Donald Trump: He’s actually the least terrifying GOP candidate

    09/03/2015 9:37:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Salon ^ | September 3, 2015 | Conor Lynch
    With all of the outrageous and downright offensive remarks that have been regurgitated by Donald Trump over the past few months, the most logical forecast made by political analysts was that his campaign would implode, sooner than later, as so many have before. Like the stock market, Trump 2016 seems to be based on a bubble of irrational emotions — in this case fear — and at any moment, that bubble could burst. Today, however, it’s looking more and more like Trump’s lead in the polls is not going to burst anytime soon, and that the man who seems to...
  • REPORT: TRUMP WILL SIGN GOP LOYALTY PLEDGE

    09/03/2015 9:15:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 168 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9-3-2015 | BREITBART NEWS
    From Mike Allen writing at Politico: A close associate tells POLITICO that Donald Trump plans to sign a loyalty pledge Thursday that would bind him to endorse the Republican nominee, and would preclude a third-party run. Trump made the stunning decision, which he has long resisted, to avoid complications in getting listed on primary ballots, and to take away an attack line in the next debate, the associate said.
  • Pundits Get It Wrong About Trump and General Election [Still Believe He Can't Beat Hillary]

    09/03/2015 9:01:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/03/2015 | Matt Towery
    After finally surrendering to the reality that Donald Trump is the certifiable leader in the GOP race for president, the "inside the bubble" D.C. pundits have moved on to his inability to win a November 2016 election against Hillary Clinton or some other Democrat. At first blush that seems a reasonable view. After all, the polling they rely on shows Trump with higher negatives than many of the other candidates in the Republican race. "He's too polarizing," say the experts. The conventional wisdom among most of the D.C. elite is that a Trump nomination would be disaster for a Republican...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Kentucky Clerk: I Am Prepared to Go to Jail

    09/03/2015 8:40:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/03/2015 | Todd Starnes
    Kim Davis could become the first Christian in America jailed as a result of the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage. “I’ve weighed the cost and I’m prepared to go to jail, I sure am,” Mrs. Davis told me in an exclusive interview. “This has never been a gay or lesbian issue for me. This is about upholding the word of God.” “This is a heaven or hell issue for me and for every other Christian that believes,” she said. “This is a fight worth fighting.” Davis is the clerk of Rowan County, Ky. – a small patch of earth...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 3,2015

    09/03/2015 8:00:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | September 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • More Young Americans Now Die From Guns Than Cars

    09/03/2015 7:55:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 8/26/2015 | dan diamond
    The United States is one of the greatest nations in the world. But compared to our peers, we’re one of the worst when it comes to gun violence. In America, you can be shot at an elementary school. You can be murdered at a church or movie theatre. You can even be executed on live TV — and yet there’s no real expectation of gun reform. Gun-related violence and death is a real public health problem in America, researchers say. And these three charts illustrate why. 1. Gun-related deaths in America wildly outpace our peer nations
  • Truth Overruled (Same Sex "Marriage" and Religious Freedom)

    09/03/2015 7:30:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 9/2/15 | Carolyn Moynihan
    A row broke out in a Kentucky county courthouse yesterday when a clerk refused to issue marriage licences to two same-sex couples. When one of the parties demanded to know under whose authority Kim Davis was acting, she said, “Under God’s authority.” “To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience,” she said. “It is not a light issue for me. It is a Heaven or Hell decision. For me it is a decision of obedience. I have no animosity toward anyone and harbor no ill...
  • La Raza Backs Jeb, Slams Trump for English Language Patriotism

    09/03/2015 7:10:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/3/2015 | Julia Hahn
    Trump’s call for language patriotism, however, received a stinging rebuke from the ethnic advocacy group La Raza. “Every time Donald Trump opens his mouth he widens the gulf between the Republican Party and Latino voters. Today is no exception,” said La Raza spokesperson Lisa Navarrette. La Raza–which endorsed Rubio’s signature legislation, the Senate Gang of Eight immigration bill–has advocated for a trio of policies that includes permanent toleration for illegal immigration, citizenship for illegal immigrants already residing in country, as well as substantial increases to the annual levels of immigration established by the federal government through green card allotments.
  • Will Jeb Bush sign a loyalty pledge to actively support the GOP nominee?

    09/03/2015 6:59:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/03/2015 | NewsMachete
    Since attention is being focused on whether Donald Trump will sign a loyalty pledge, what about Jeb Bush? Bush would never run a third party candidacy, but like many establishment Republicans, he might pay lip service to endorsing the nominee and then disappear from the scene. Or worse, he might furtively encourage his supporters to give money to Hillary. Sounds far fetched? That's exactly what happened in Virginia when Ken Cuccinelli was nominated for governor by Republicans after beating a RINO for the nomination; in retaliation, establishment Republicans sat on their hands and even gave money and support to the...
  • Homosexual Movement Is Grave Threat to Freedom

    09/03/2015 6:30:36 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 9/2/2015 | Gina Miller
    Up until now, apologists for the militant homosexual/“transgender” movement have aggressively insisted that Christians (and others standing in opposition) will still be free to live their faith and conscience in the wake of the Supreme Court’s illegal imposition on our nation of same-sex “marriage.” This is a lie. The militant homosexualist movement cannot, and will not, coexist with those who stand against its tyrannical agenda. In fact, Christian freedom is a specific target of these homosexualists who despise God, His Word and His people. On Monday the Supreme Court gave us another proof of this when it rejected the appeal...
  • 'Settled Science' chronicle: world has 7.5 times more trees than previously believed

    09/03/2015 6:09:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/3/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It seems that scientists were a little off in calculating the number of trees on the planet. You remember trees: they turn CO2 into oxygen and water. In fact, if you buy a “carbon credit,” you are paying to plant trees to buy an indulgence for your private jet travel -- just like Al Gore and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. supposedly do. Well, all those calculations of doom over purported CO2-caused global warming may be a little more unsettled. The Wall Street Journal reports:
  • Who are the Lawbreakers?

    09/03/2015 4:48:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 3, 2015 | Tom Trinko
    A Kentucky clerk is in the news for refusing to issue marriage licenses for gay couples. Gays and the political elites are condemning her for not upholding the “law”. This is the latest example of the elites using the “law” to crush anyone who stands in their way. The problem is that American is no longer a nation of laws but a nation run by the whims of men, at least at the highest levels. When the Supreme Court follows the dictates of the “Living” Constitution which basically says that whatever the Court thinks is right is right we no...
  • Donald Trump Meeting With RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Today -- Possible Pledge Ultimatum From RNC

    09/03/2015 4:34:26 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 34 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 2, 2015 | Sundance
    On August 6th, in front of a national audience, Donald Trump refused to pledge support for any GOP candidate, and refused to pledge he would not run an independent campaign. In my opinion, it was the most publicly brave political act witnessed in the last two decades. It takes remarkable courage and commitment to principle to stand on the national stage and be the only person to raise your hand. It would have been easier, more politically favorable, and essentially irrelevant in the long term, for Trump to make the pledge. But he didnÂ’t, he took the path of principle....
  • HOW TO WRITE A NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED IN THREE EASY STEPS!

    09/02/2015 10:32:11 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Today we'll talk about how to write a New York Times op-ed in 45 minutes or less. We all like labor-saving tips! The main point to keep in mind is that your op-ed is not intended to elucidate, educate or amuse. These are status pieces meant to strike a pose, signaling that you are a good person. After reading your op-ed, readers should feel the warm sensation of being superior to other people -- those who don't agree with you. The idea is to be in fashion. It's all about attitude, heavy on eye-rolling. (1) Psychoanalyze conservatives as paranoid and...
  • WaPo/ABC Rush To Control Narrative On Pro-Trump Deportation Poll (Twitter assist by Frank Luntz)

    09/03/2015 12:45:15 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 16 replies
    The Conservative Treehous ^ | September 2, 2015 | Sundance
    The MSM no longer even tries to hide their bias when polled results in average America don’t match their narratives. Turn up the dials – increase the gaslighting. Two days ago, Investors Business Daily published an extensive poll showing 59% of Americans favored forced deportation if needed in order to gain control of illegal immigration. The latest IBD/TIPP Poll asked 913 adults coast to coast if they “support or oppose mandatory deportation of illegal immigrants in the U.S.” Not surprisingly, 87% of Trump supporters back the proposal. What’s surprising is that 59% of the overall public does as well. Mandatory...
  • Court ruling may spell the end of Montana’s limits on campaign contributions

    09/02/2015 9:49:30 PM PDT · by This_far · 10 replies
    KXLH.com ^ | Sep 01, 2015 | Mike Dennison
    HELENA - Montana’s long-standing dollar-limits on campaign contributions may be in jeopardy, as a federal appeals court Tuesday reaffirmed its earlier ruling that the limits must meet new, stricter standards. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a request from the state to rehear the case, sending it back to a federal judge in Helena to use the stricter standard to decide whether Montana’s limits are constitutional. An attorney opposing the limits said the ruling means the limits likely will be thrown out by the judge as an unconstitutional restriction on free speech.
  • Jesus statue on federal land in Montana doesn’t violate the Establishment Clause" (TR)

    09/02/2015 8:28:58 PM PDT · by This_far · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    A Ninth Circuit panel has just rejected a Freedom from Religion Foundation challenge to the Montana “Big Mountain Jesus” statue, which was apparently first placed on government land in 1954. Here’s most of the opinion, signed by Judges N.R. Smith and John Owens: [T]he government’s continued authorization of the [Big Mountain Jesus] statue on federal land does not violate the Establishment Clause. [Footnote: Our analysis assumes, without deciding, that [the U.S. Forest Service’s] continued authorization of the statue on public land constitutes government action.
  • Know What the GOP Establishment Thinks of You

    09/02/2015 8:02:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 63 replies
    http://theblacksphere.net ^ | September 1, 2015 | George Hewes
    For many years now grassroots conservatives have grumbled that the Republican establishment in Washington views them with contempt. Rarely has that contempt been displayed as brazenly as it was on this week’s episode of Fox News Sunday. During the show’s panel discussion, columnist George Will and Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute in particular showed how GOP bigwigs view their base. Will started the banter by suggesting that the popularity of insurgent GOP candidates was tantamount to “primal scream” psychotherapy where voters are venting their frustrations by backing political newcomers over their more traditional rivals. Brooks seconded Will’s thesis...
  • Huckabee: Thank God for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, standing firm against SCOTUS’s gay-marriage ruling

    09/02/2015 7:27:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    No matter where you stand on this, can we come together for a moment and acknowledge the plain truth of this point by Dan McLaughlin? If elected Democrat Kim Davis was doing this to the death penalty, drug or immigration laws, or voter ID laws, they'd hail her as a hero.— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 2, 2015 It’s not that she refuses to perform her public duties that has left-wing critics exercised, it’s that she refuses to performs these specific duties. As it is, TNR’s demanding that Davis be thrown in jail — not just fined or fired, but...
  • Confirmed: Republicans like Democratic ideas better when they’re Trump’s

    09/02/2015 7:24:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    Lucky for me that I’ve never thought my blogging made a lick of difference to anyone or else reading this last night would have left me looking for a new job. HuffPo came up with a simple yet brutally effective way of testing Republicans’ tolerance for Trump’s ideological heresies: They polled people on universal health care, affirmative action, the Iran deal, and Social Security and simply swapped out Trump’s endorsement of the policy in each question for some prominent Democrat’s. Would Republicans like the Iran deal any better if they thought it had Donald Trump’s approval and not just...