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  • Gore Vidal: The Man and the Writer [Remember when Bill Buckley Called Him "Queer" On National TV?]

    08/29/2015 6:58:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/29/2015 | Ron Capshaw
    Moments after his infamous televised dust-up with Gore Vidal during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, William F. Buckley Jr. encountered a livid Paul Newman. Newman told Buckley that his calling Vidal a “queer” on national television was the most disgraceful thing he’d ever seen. The actor’s rage was not lessened even when Buckley reminded him that Vidal had started the incident by calling him a “crypto-Nazi.” “That was political,” Newman replied. “Yours was personal.” In the years that followed, both Vidal and Buckley would frequently defy their political labels. Buckley, the supposed reactionary, would often display a surprising...
  • Virginia Reporters Prove Once Again that All Lives Matter (Jeffrey Lord)

    08/29/2015 6:47:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    consevativereview.com ^ | 8/28/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    Yes, all lives matter. And all one has to do to understand that elemental truth is observe the tidal wave of grief over the taking of the lives of the two Virginia news reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward. The media is saturated with coverage of their shocking murder. In the wake of the murders, let’s recall that one Democratic presidential candidate—former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley—allowed himself to be bullied into backing down from the idea that “all lives matter.” Recall as well that another presidential candidate, the far more prominent former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has raced to...
  • The Establishment’s Lies Are Catching Up (great article!)

    08/29/2015 6:45:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 8/28/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    They had it all. The GOP party bosses appeared to be winning every legislative and electoral battle with conservatives. After beating back almost every primary challenge in 2014 and after passing one liberal bill after another with the support of Democrats, the elite technocrats and cronies within the party were high-fiving and slapping each other’s backs over their successfully crushing of the tea party. Except – they never won anything. It was all an illusion. And in fact, their temporary victories set the stage for an irrevocable defeat in the long-run. Last cycle, in my previous job, I was heavily...
  • Eric Cantors Establishment Praises with Jeb Endorsement

    08/29/2015 6:43:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 8/28/15 | Brian Darling
    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush this week and has agreed to become co-chair of Jeb’s Virginia effort. Oh the irony! CNN reported that Cantor said of Jeb: Governor Bush is a true conservative leader with a long-term vision for this country and the practical know-how to implement it. After eight years of anemic growth and declining international relevance, America needs a president that can re-energize our nation and recapture our greatness -- Jeb Bush is that man. I look forward to working closely with the governor and his team as they chart a...
  • NYT's Barro: 'Massive' Gun Grab Only Way To Impact Violent Crime

    08/29/2015 6:31:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Give Josh Barro credit for candor. When it comes to guns, the New York Times correspondent makes no bones about the kind of draconian, Second Amendment-defying approach he thinks is necessary. Forget about expanded background checks or other such measures. The only way to have a "big impact on violent crime," according to Barro, is to emulate Australia and "really take away massive amounts of guns that people have, reduce the rate of gun ownership substantially." View the video here.
  • Video from sentencing shows guns, threats against police

    08/29/2015 5:01:24 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 26 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 29 aug 2015 | John Diedrich
    A video played in a courtroom Friday reveals a dangerous midday scene on a Milwaukee street: young men brazenly waving guns and large stacks of cash before the camera, boasting about selling drugs and threatening to shoot at police if officers come down the stretch. Meanwhile, children can be seen sitting on a stoop watching the scene unfold at N. 32nd St. and W. Auer Ave. At the beginning of the video, a man with what appears to be a MAC-10 assault-style rifle slung around his neck says: "It's MAC-aroni time. Police gonna get shot at, too." There are no...
  • Step Up on Immigration

    08/29/2015 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    More than a few Republican graybeards are panicking about how the rise of Donald Trump is pulling at the seams of the GOP’s big tent. However, the Republican establishment itself has played a big role in creating this particular Frankenstein’s monster. In September 2014, I found myself in Lexington, Nebraska, population 10,230. I was at a campaign stop with the soon-to-be-elected junior senator from Nebraska, and it seemed as if voters in this small town wanted to talk about one issue in particular. Just a few weeks earlier—right before school was to start—the federal government had showed up in Lexington...
  • Top Jeb fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs

    08/29/2015 3:39:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 78 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/29/15 | Alex Isenstadt and Marc Caputo
    Three top Jeb Bush fundraisers abruptly parted ways with his presidential campaign on Friday, amid internal personality conflicts and questions about the strength of his candidacy, POLITICO has learned. There are different versions of what transpired. The Florida-based fundraising consultants — Kris Money, Trey McCarley, and Debbie Alexander — have said that they voluntarily quit the campaign and were still working with Bush's super PAC, Right to Rise Super PAC. Others said the three, who worked under the same contract, were let go because they were no longer needed for the current phase of the campaign. None of the three...
  • Lies You Will Hear As The Economic Collapse Progresses

    08/29/2015 3:04:20 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 40 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/27/2015 | Brandon Smith
    It is undeniable; the final collapse triggers are upon us, triggers alternative economists have been warning about since the initial implosion of 2008. In the years since the derivatives disaster, there has been no end to the absurd and ludicrous propaganda coming out of mainstream financial outlets and as the situation in markets becomes worse, the propaganda will only increase. This might seem counter-intuitive to many. You would think that the more obvious the economic collapse becomes, the more alternative analysts will be vindicated and the more awake and aware the average person will be. Not necessarilyÂ… In fact, the...
  • Texas Deputy Executed Days After Black Radical Group Calls for Killing Cops

    08/29/2015 2:24:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/28/2015
    A Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot execution style at a gas station while reportedly in full uniform. The deputy was filling up his patrol car. Witnesses told Breitbart Texas the shooter shot the deputy in the back of the head and then three times in the back. This tragedy comes within days of a group of Black radicals calling for “lynching whites and killing cops,” as Breitbart Texas recently reported. Witnesses also told Breitbart Texas that the shooter was a black male. The shooting occurred late Friday evening in Northwest Harris County just outside of Houston. One witness who...
  • Up from Trumpism ("Trump’s appeal is a cartoon version of Richard Nixon’s")

    08/28/2015 9:28:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The September 7, 2015 Issue | William Kristol
    ‘The Muse of History must not be fastidious.” Thus Churchill the historian. But as Churchill the politician knew, the Muse of Politics must not be fastidious either. Which brings us to Donald Trump. Trump is, to say the least, not in favor among the fastidious. He’s not even in much favor among those of us who are nonfastidious in our politics. We at The Weekly Standard enjoy the rough-and-readiness of the American political scene—but we also understand the distinction between a reality show and reality, between performing and governing. We love American democracy and are impressed by Trump’s mastery of...
  • 'He's one of the great sleaze bags of our time':...

    08/28/2015 8:46:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/28/15 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    ...Trump accuses Clinton aide of sharing secret emails with 'perv' husband Anthony Weiner Trump launched highly personal attack on Clinton aide Huma Abedin Accused her of sharing secret emails with husband Anthony Weiner He branded Weiner a 'perv' and 'one of the great sleaze bags of our time' Trump also called America the 'sucker' of the international community Said U.S. 'gets involved in everything' without asking for anything back In typically brash style Donald Trump has tonight taken a blistering aim at Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin during an event for supporters in Boston. Discussing the Clinton email...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speaks At Fundraiser In Norwood, MA

    08/28/2015 5:41:09 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 70 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-28-15 | Donald Trump
    GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump spoke at a fundraiser in Norwood Massachusetts hosted by Ernie Boch, Jr.
  • Trump: The Problem is Not Guns, It is Mental Illness

    08/28/2015 5:13:11 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 42 replies
    Tea Party ^ | August 27, 2015 | Tea Party
    During an interview with CNN on Thursday, presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said the issue in the wake of the shooting in Virginia is not guns, but mental illness.
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Press Conference in Norwood, MA (8-28-15)

    08/28/2015 4:37:47 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 88 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-28-15 | Donald Trump
    Was not covered by Fox. CNN, MSNBC all there. Think there is a speech to follow.
  • Deconstructing "Birthright Citizenry"

    08/28/2015 3:03:00 PM PDT · by betty boop · 42 replies
    self/vanity | August 28, 2015 | Jean F. Drew
    Thanks in very large part to The Donald, the illegal immigration issue has come raging to the fore in the consciousness of a great many American citizens (and others) in recent times. People are not only thinking about the issue, but they have started talking about it, oftentimes with great passion. And this is so regardless of which side of the dispute the contenders align with. It seems there are two basic, contending schools of thought, both premised in the Fourteenth Amendment, which says: Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction...
  • Donald Trump billboard sparks debate

    08/28/2015 2:42:43 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    kjct8.com ^ | August 27 2015 | Jordan Alexander
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - A billboard on the side of us 50 just south of the Colorado River, is causing quite a stir in our community. The controversial image depicting Donald trump as a dragon slayer is attached to the side of a private building in full view of the highway where thousands of people pass each day. The billboard is 10 ft high and 20 ft. wide and is attached to a building just south of the US 50 bridge over the Colorado River on route to orchard mesa. The man behind the billboard is Arvid Mosnes. He commissioned...
  • Who Is Really Crazy, ‘End The Fed,’ Or The Fed Itself?

    08/28/2015 2:15:11 PM PDT · by absentee · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/28/2015 | Caleb Howe
    On Friday morning at the Jackson Hole Summit, Judy Shelton of the Sound Money Project and Atlas Network spoke on the subject of the gold standard and addressed the perception that people who even dare to mention it are lunatics or, as The American Spectator noted earlier today, Quixotic. Shelton's presentation focused in the main on the numbers and the policies. Dr. Shelton pointed out that the Fed can't seem to face up to a simple, apparent, easily understood fact: Their policies aren't working. "The difference between our summit, and the one the Feds are holding up the road, is...
  • White House concedes new gun laws wouldn’t have stopped Va. gunman

    08/28/2015 1:58:18 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    The White House conceded Friday that new gun regulations probably wouldn’t have prevented the gunman who murdered two television journalists in southwestern Virginia this week. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said it appears that a proposal championed by President Obama to require background checks on purchases at gun shows “would not have applied in this particular case.”
  • An Antidote to the LGBT ‘Little Apple of Death’

    08/28/2015 1:06:49 PM PDT · by fwdude · 9 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | August 28, 2015 | Scott Lively
    Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) (also known as sexual orientation anti-discrimination policies) are the most devious tactic of the LGBT movement for stripping Christians of First Amendment protections and setting the stage for the “gay” takeover of any social, political or cultural entity. These SORs are the seed that contains the entire tree of the homosexual agenda with all of its poisonous fruit. Once implanted, the entire agenda emerges like the trunk and branches of a Manchineel tree, producing what looks deceptively like wholesome fruit but in fact is known in the island paradise in which it grows as the manzanita...
  • America Is So in Play

    08/28/2015 12:44:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 27th, 2015 | By Peggy Noonan
    So, more thoughts on Donald Trump’s candidacy, because I can’t stop being fascinated. You know the latest numbers. Quinnipiac University’s poll this week has Mr. Trump at a hefty 28% nationally, up from 20% in July. Public Policy Polling has Mr. Trump leading all Republicans in New Hampshire with 35%. A Monmouth University poll has him at 30% in South Carolina, followed 15 points later by Ben Carson. Here are some things I think are happening. One is the deepening estrangement between the elites and the non-elites in America. This is the area in which Trumpism flourishes. We’ll talk about...
  • Gun-grabbing father of Alison Parker on all channels praising Obama and demanding "gun control"

    08/28/2015 11:48:05 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 103 replies
    August 28, 2015
    This is disgusting. He just said both liberal democrat US senators in VA helped him when he ran for office and he helped them and he's disappointed they have not call him and called for more gun legislation. Then he says Obama can do something about guns because his hero got a deal with Iran passed, got healthcare for everyone, blah, blah, blah. I am getting sick and tired of seeing this liberal gun grabber on cable 24/7. He needs to take some and grieve his daughter who was just murdered. If Hillary Clinton is elected she's got a job...
  • Drowning in Weak Polling, How Long Can Lindsey Graham Stay in 2016 Race?

    08/28/2015 9:59:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 8/28/15 | Matthew Fleming
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s presidential campaign has had a tough time getting traction so far, and a new Quinnipiac University poll keeps him in the conversation about who might be the first of the 17 Republican presidential candidates to fold. But do his low poll numbers suggest the end is near? The poll released Thursday showed nothing new: The South Carolina Republican has been unable to differentiate himself from other candidates in any way. But the national poll — which says that 13 percent of Republican or leans-Republican voters said they’d never vote for him and zero percent said they would...
  • An Open Rant Aimed at Those Who Would Repeal the Second Amendment

    08/28/2015 9:10:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    We should be absolutely clear about what Delaney is arguing here: He is a) agreeing with Jefferson that “laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind,” b) contending that “progress” suggests that the individual right to keep and bear arms is now counterproductive, and c) concluding that it is time therefore to make a “change in law and constitution” — in other words, to repeal the Second Amendment. This, it is true, is not a mainstream position on the American Left — at least, it is not one that is argued openly. But...
  • Explosive email exposes GAB attorney’s partisan motives in John Doe probe

    08/28/2015 8:59:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-28-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – In January, testifying before the Legislature, Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy called his agency a “Wisconsin success story.” “The Legislature should be proud of the Board, not only for its nonpartisan nature, but for its accomplishments and performance over the first seven years existence,” Kennedy said in defending the campaign finance, elections, and ethics regulator against a growing list of critics concerned that the agency was alarmingly partisan and less than accountable. SAVE MARY: An email obtained by Wisconsin Watchdog shows former GAB legal counsel Shane Falk worrying about what a prosecutor’s statement might mean for...
  • That Time Donald Trump Had A Meeting With DREAMers And Said "You Convinced Me" On Immigration

    08/28/2015 8:06:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 112 replies
    BuzzFeedNews ^ | 8/26/2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Two years ago, Trump met with immigration activists who told them their stories and asked for his support on immigration. "You convinced me" Trump said as the meeting ended. Donald Trump with Antonia Tijerino, Estuardo Rodriguez, and DREAMer activists at his office in 2013. Courtesy Estuardo Rodriguez On an August day two years ago, Donald Trump was in a much different place: He was just a billionaire with the simple goal of connecting his beauty pageant business with the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Awards. So at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting. Trump ushered in...
  • Judge blocks EPA water rule; EPA say they will defy injunction

    08/28/2015 7:46:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    A federal judge has ruled that a controversial regulation that would give the Environmental Protection Agency jurisdiction over small streams and ditches is bureaucratic overreach and has halted the implementation of the rule. The judge was not pleased with the EPA, who said they would go ahead and implement the regulation in the 37 states that did not sue to end it.
  • The children of illegal immigrants are not born American citizens

    08/28/2015 7:44:54 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 28 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Once again, Donald Trump has managed to open up a robust national discussion about an issue that up to this point had been largely ignored by the political class. This time, the discussion is about so-called "birthright citizenship," the idea that whenever a foreign national (regardless of legal status and with a very few exceptions) has a child on American soil, this child automatically becomes an American citizen from birth. This approach to citizenship has been the de facto (though not de jure) approach to the issue of "anchor babies," the children of illegal aliens who come to the United...
  • CNN's Don Lemon Grills Ben Carson: Rethink Gun Control

    08/28/2015 7:32:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/27/2015 | Scott Whitlock
    CNN anchors on Wednesday night hit two Republican presidential candidates on the subject of gun control, wondering if yesterday's horrific shooting in Roanoke, Virginia has prompted them to rethink their positions. Talking to Ben Carson, Don Lemon demanded, "After you watch a crime like this, does it make you question at all the role of guns in our society?" Carson reminded, "The Second Amendment of that Constitution gives citizens the right to keep and bare arms. Therefore, anything that we're going to do has to be done with respect to the Second Amendment." The Republican mentioned the opportunity to do...
  • Texas Supreme Court Smacks Down Lawless Lesbian Mayor… Again!

    08/28/2015 7:28:31 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/27/2015 | Tim Brown
    Houston's lawless lesbian mayor Annise Parker has been put in her place again by the Texas Supreme Court. This time it was over deceptive language used by her council in drafting the ballots for voters to decide on the unlawful ordinance of allowing mentally ill people, who believe they are the gender they are not, to use the bathrooms of the opposite sex in public places. Previously, we reported that the court ruled in favor of the Church, who stood up against the mayor's ordinance and lawfully petitioned the city for the ordinance to be put on the ballot last...
  • The Truth About Guns in Virginia

    08/28/2015 7:15:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Since Wednesday's horrific double murder of journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward in Roanoke, Virginia, anti-gun activists have pounced at the opportunity to call for more gun control and exploited the tragedy within hours of its occurrence. Keep in mind the following statements were made before the facts were in about how the killer obtained his firearm.
  • Bigotry in numbers: Why so many academics look down on evangelicals

    08/28/2015 6:48:58 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 37 replies
    Those who teach in higher education are relatively OK with some religious groups, according to a study based on a 2012 online national survey that drew 464 complete responses. Asked to assess religious groups on a “feeling thermometer” of 1 to 100, Jewish people, mainline Protestants and Catholics all achieved an average score of 65 or higher, researchers led by University of North Texas sociologist George Yancey reported in an online article in the journal Sociology of Religion. Next to the bottom, just slightly above fundamentalists, were Protestant evangelicals with an average score of 48. Based on the rankings and...
  • The conservative establishment is in deep denial about Donald Trump's appeal

    08/28/2015 6:20:47 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies
    National Review editor Rich Lowry has an entertaining column about the rise of Donald Trump whose core thesis is that Trump's rise highlights the unexpected weakness of the GOP's supposedly "strong field" of mainstream contenders. It's an interesting idea (see Daniel Drezner for more on this theme), but it's wrong. Though Trump is anything but a banal person, his rise in the polls has a very banal explanation — he stands for some ideas that are reasonably popular, but that no other well-financed candidate has previously articulated. Donors don't like these ideas, so candidates normally don't express them. But this...
  • Can Trump Round Up 20 Million Illegals?

    08/28/2015 6:13:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2015 | Monte Kuligowski
    Donald Trump recently appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s show and was presented with an emotive scenario intended to bring Trump into the quandary of the establishment. In context of rounding up illegals for deportation, Mr. Trump was asked about the families. What about the undocumented people living in our country, working hard and raising children? Is Trump going to bust into every home Janet Reno-style and drag families, kids and all, to the southern border? This scenario creates quite the image and will be used repeatedly by the press to show just how unworkable, unfair, and heartless Trump’s idea really is....
  • Get Out of My Class and Leave America (Prof. Mike Adams)

    08/28/2015 6:13:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-28-2015 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: The following column is comprised of excerpts taken from my first lectures on the first day of classes this semester at UNC-Wilmington. I reproduced these remarks with the hope that they would be useful to other professors teaching at public universities all across America. Feel free to use this material if you already have tenure.Welcome back to class, students! I am Mike Adams your criminology professor here at UNC-Wilmington. Before we get started with the course I need to address an issue that is causing problems here at UNCW and in higher education all across the country. I...
  • The Next Front in the War on Religious Freedom: Watch the Cities of Denver And Chicago

    08/28/2015 6:09:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/28/2015 | David Harsanyi
    Stop bellyaching about Washington. All the country’s best fascists are on your local city council. Not long ago, Colorado became a leader in the fight against religious freedom when its Civil Rights Commission, self-appointed ministers of justice and theology, decided that a shopkeeper who refuses to participate in a gay wedding ceremony must be smeared and fined out of business. A Colorado appeals court says this is kosher, finding that the brittle sensitivities of a cakeless couple outweigh the constitutional rights of Christian business owners. Now, in an effort to save everyone some time, the cultural imperialists at the Denver...
  • Editorial: Concealed gun law allowing questionable people to carry

    08/28/2015 5:45:30 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 28 aug 2015
    Two years after Illinois’ concealed-carry law went into effect, it’s time we took a hard look at whether people who are a danger to themselves or others are getting permits to carry hidden weapons. Under the law, even people who been arrested for violence are eligible to carry concealed weapons. The law leaves it up to local police to object if someone who shouldn’t be packing heat applies for a permit. But that extra safeguard apparently is not protecting us the way it should, at least in Cook County, whose residents account for about a quarter of the state’s concealed-carry...
  • More mass shootings occur in the U.S. than any other country (barf alert)

    08/28/2015 5:23:54 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 28 aug 2015 | Jen Christensen
    When a gunman opened fire Wednesday on two Virginia journalists and the woman they were interviewing on live TV, he was influenced by a long history of public mass killings throughout the country. Shooter Vester Lee Flanagan II said he admired mass shooters like those at Columbine High School in 1999 and Virginia Tech in 2007, and that he put down a deposit for a gun two days after the Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting in June. When it comes to gun massacres, the United States is tragically exceptional: There are more public mass shootings in the United States than...
  • How a Gun in a Purse Became a Permanent Ball and Chain

    08/28/2015 5:02:43 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | 28 aug 2015 | jim dwyer
    At 27, Adele Langkil, mother of a 4-year-old son in Virginia, got her first extended break from her jobs as a single parent and waitress when her parents took the boy for a weekend. She spent a few days in New York. Refreshed, returning home to Virginia Beach, she checked her bag at La Guardia Airport. It was 1985 and airline screening was not as rigorous as it is today, but the authorities noted that there was a handgun in the luggage. “I was working as a waitress at night,” Ms. Langkil recalled Thursday. “A couple of people followed the...
  • How the Supreme Court Abolished Article V of the Constitution

    08/28/2015 4:44:27 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 37 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8.14.15 | Robert A. J. Gagnon
    On July 31 at the American Bar Association’s International Human Rights Award Luncheon, former Justice John Paul Stevens declared that, while the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment establishes a right to “gay marriage,” it does not protect an individual’s right to keep and bear arms.... I marvel at Stevens’ ability to reject an application of the Fourteenth Amendment to a right clearly enumerated elsewhere in the Constitution (viz., “the right of the people to keep and bear arms” in the Second Amendment) while affirming its application to a supposed right not elsewhere even remotely alluded to in the...
  • Judge rules Obama administration water rule should be halted

    08/28/2015 3:28:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2015 7:15 PM EDT
    A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in Fargo issued a temporary injunction requested by North Dakota and 12 other states halting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers from regulating some small streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule, which has prompted fierce criticism from farmers among others, was scheduled to take effect Friday. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne...
  • On Point With Sarah Palin • Convention of States • Final Thoughts

    08/28/2015 2:30:58 AM PDT · by Bratch · 8 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 27, 2015 | iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin discusses calling for a ‘Convention of States’ as afforded by Article V of the U.S. Constitution. A solution for citizens to deal with an unresponsive government. • On Point With Sarah Palin • Convention of States • Final Thoughts • 8/26/15 •
  • Obama's next backdoor assault on 2nd Amendment (just to try to reduce legitimate gun ownership')

    08/27/2015 11:59:10 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | August 27, 2015 | Greg Corombos
    Secretary of State John Kerry Secretary of State John Kerry once again signed the United Nations Arms Treaty on Wednesday, a move that supporters say will help stop weapons from getting into the hands of criminals and terrorists worldwide but critics contend is is a backdoor assault on law-abiding gun owners. The treaty would require nations to conduct a detailed registration of all guns. The issue is dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate, but one of the leading experts on guns says even if the agreement is only ratified in other countries, it can still work to erode...
  • What Trump knows that you don't

    08/27/2015 8:56:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 27, 2015 | W. James Antle III
    When pundits call Donald Trump a "know-nothing," they are not just using a historical if pejorative term to describe his immigration stance. They really mean that he appears to know nothing about public policy or governance. On the charitable assumption that his blustery, content-free stump speech isn't an act, you'll get no argument here. But Trump does seem to know a lot more about politics than many of his detractors, including those critics who are well versed in the finer details of entitlement reform or international trade policy. Trump's success in the polls has been particularly frustrating for wonky conservatives....
  • MARCO RUBIO OPPOSED TO ANY EFFORT AGAINST BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP

    08/27/2015 6:54:38 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 53 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 8.27.2015 | TheRightScoop
    RINO Hugh Hewitt put the big question to Marco Rubio that conservatives are voraciously debating at the moment – does he support efforts to repeal the Fourteenth Amendment as it’s been understood for decades? RINO Rubio follows many other GOP candidates’ response which is that if we simply enforce the laws as they stand now, we don’t need to change birthright citizenship. But repealing it by repeal or statute is a terribly popular idea among the conservative base, and his numbers are slipping, so it may be an existential question for him. And he answered in the negative.
  • Anchors Away: Ridiculous to believe that the 14th Amendment was intended for children of illegals

    08/27/2015 5:52:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2015 | Jan LaRue
    “Bin Laden 2016” raises the question: Does “birthright citizenship,” regardless of parentage, qualify one to become president of the United States? Now that I have your attention, let’s consider a logical consequence of the current policy of the U.S. government, granting “birthright citizenship” to a child born in the United States of illegal immigrants, otherwise known as an “anchor baby.” Section I of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” At...
  • Strong Immigration Policy Would Save America Billions

    08/27/2015 3:34:50 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 8/25/2015 | Staff
    Since Donald Trump unveiled his multi-step proposal on illegal immigration, establishment Republicans like Jeb Bush have hammered the package as too expensive and out of sync with conservative ideals. Various price tags have been attached to Trump’s proposals, some of them as high as $300 billion. That’s a tough pill to swallow for anyone who wants to see the federal government shrink, but the numbers tell a different story altogether. “A modest increase in enforcement (such as E-verify or visa tracking) would cause significant attrition in the illegal population, sending millions of illegals home on their own at no cost...
  • State Dept. under Hillary & Army Documents Indicate They are Just Fine with Pedophilia

    08/27/2015 3:20:35 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/26/2015 | Tim Brown
    A few days ago, we reported that Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, a green beret, was being kicked out of the Army because he stood up for an Afghan rape victim, a 12-year-old boy. State Department documents point the finger at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a directive that ordered US troops to avoid criticizing certain "taboo" aspects of Afghan culture. One of those aspects is pedophilia. The boy was raped by an Afghan police commander. Yes, this is one of those people we are stupidly training over there, who when our soldiers turn their backs, they are...
  • Christian clerk fights on as Sixth Circuit orders her to issue gay ‘marriage’ licenses

    08/27/2015 2:51:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 27, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    ROWAN COUNTY, KY, August 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A federal appeals court has ordered Christian clerk Kim Davis to provide same-sex “marriage” licenses, but she’s refusing to give in. Davis, a Democrat, says that her Christian beliefs will not allow her to issue licenses for same-sex “marriages.” Despite pressure from Democrat Gov. Steve Beshear, a lawsuit from the ACLU, and two federal court rulings, Davis has refused to issue any licenses while the matter is still working its way through the courts. However, the Sixth District Court of Appeals said Davis must issue the licenses. While critics say Davis must follow the law as a...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....