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  • Freddie Gray Arrest Documents Drawn Up for Wrong People

    05/04/2015 7:45:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 39 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015 | Justin Fenton
    When charges were announced Friday against Alicia White for the death of Freddie Gray, her phone started buzzing from journalists and bail bondsmen. The problem was, they were calling the wrong Alicia White. The elementary school cafeteria manager from East Baltimore was not the Baltimore Police sergeant charged with manslaughter in the high-profile police custody death - even though court records listed her. The Sun was among those who contacted the other White on Friday based on the information in court records, seeking comment from her or her family. "The middle initial was off. Her address, her height, her weight,...
  • ‘When You Provoke People…’ {Chris} Matthews, Guest Tackle ‘Causality’ of TX Shooting

    05/04/2015 6:19:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    There’s been a lot of debate today about the actions and intentions of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the group led by Pamela Geller that held a “Draw Mohammed” cartoon contest in Texas yesterday where two shooters showed up. They were killed, and Geller has been pushing back against any suggestion that the provocative nature of her group brought about those attacks. Chris Matthews tackled that argument on his MSNBC show tonight, bringing up what Geller’s group did and asking, “Does that in some way cause these events––well, not the word ‘causing’––how about provoking, how about taunting, how about daring?...
  • Obama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference' (He's on a mission.)

    05/04/2015 6:18:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/4/15 | NEDRA PICKLER and JIM KUHNHENN - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense of "unfairness and powerlessness." The country's first black president called for a nationwide mobilization to reverse inequalities and said the cause will remain a mission for the rest of his presidency and his life. "There are consequences to indifference," Obama said. Helping launch a foundation to assist young minorities, Obama said the catalysts of protests in Ferguson, Missouri,...
  • Muslim Gunman Avoided No-Fly List, Then Received Probation After Judge Threw Out Terrorism Carge

    05/04/2015 4:41:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Elton Simpson, one of the Mohammed art-contest gunmen killed Sunday in Texas, dodged federal efforts to place him on the no-fly list and pin terrorism charges on him earlier this decade, receiving instead probation and a $500 fine. Simpson was found guilty in 2011 of making a false statement to FBI investigators regarding his plans to travel to Africa, for which he received three years’ probation, a $500 fine and another $100 charge, according to court documents posted online on the website scribd. The documents show that an FBI informant recorded hundreds of conversations with Simpson in which they discussed...
  • Muhammad cartoon organizer called 'Islamophobic, hate-monger' (Supports Cruz, went after Norquist)

    05/04/2015 4:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | May 4, 2015 | Tom Ensey
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The founder of the organization that sponsored the Mohammad cartoon contest in Garland, TX, has long been in the news as an incendiary spokeswoman for anti-Islamic causes. Pamela Geller is the founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization also known as Stop Islamization of America, which was formed in 2009 to oppose the building of a mosque and community center near the site of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. That controversy propelled Geller into the national spotlight. AFDI has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Geller, who is Jewish, has been denounced...
  • The Moral of Caesar [The Republic Was Dead Already]

    05/04/2015 3:59:48 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 17 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | May 2015 | Roger Kimball
    Caesar's death was more than the end of an extraordinary life; it was the end of an era. Karl Theodor von Piloty, The Murder of Caesar (1865), oil on canvas “No country was ever saved by good men,” Horace Walpole once observed, “because good men will not go to the length that may be necessary.” I thought often of Walpole’s remark while reading Barry Strauss’s thrilling account of the assassination of Julius Caesar, which is full of robust men going to incarnadine lengths. [snip] I have always been slightly puzzled about what exactly Caesar did to rouse the murderous fury...
  • Obama on My Brother’s Keeper: A mission for the ‘rest of my life’

    05/04/2015 3:49:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 4, 2015 | Adam Howard
    In a personal and impassioned speech Monday at Lehman College in New York City, President Barack Obama unveiled a new private sector-funded expansion of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which seeks to provide incentives and opportunities for young men of color in high-risk areas to improve their lives. The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, which arrives on the heels of protests and violent clashes with police in Baltimore in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death, is a “big deal” to the president.
  • Here’s Why Vigilant Policing Is Necessary

    05/04/2015 3:43:30 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Commentary ^ | 05.03.2015 - 12:14 PM | Abe Greenwald
    Here’s Why Vigilant Policing Is Necessary Abe Greenwald 05.03.2015 - 12:14 PM Brian Moore, a 25-year-old New York City police officer, is in a medically induced coma in Jamaica Hospital. He was allegedly shot in the head by Demetrius Blackwell in Queens on Saturday night. What spurred the shooting? Here’s the New York Post: “Blackwell had been fiddling with his waistband, a source said. The officers [Moore and his partner] pulled up behind him, and Blackwell realized they were cops.” In other words, the cops were so good at their job that their suspicions were raised by the sight of...
  • Long Island Woman Who Ran Cancer Scam Gets Prison After Failing Rehab

    05/04/2015 3:18:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Prosecutors accused the woman of soliciting money from friends, neighbors and businesses in her communityNewsday reports a judge sentenced her Monday to up to three years in prison after learning she had failed out of the court-mandated drug program. Her attorney, George Duncan, says she got a violation in the program for smoking a cigarette.
  • 75% of Killings of Environmentalists Occur in LatAm: Report

    05/04/2015 3:10:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    InSightCrime ^ | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | David Gagne
    Over 75 percent of all environmentalists killed in 2014 were from either Central or South America, according to a new report, illustrating the high level of danger facing land activists and those threatening eco-trafficking interests across the region. Latin American countries accounted for five out of the six most violent places to be an environmentalist in 2014, according to a new report by non-governmental organization Global Witness (pdf). Brazil ranked first with 29 reported killings of land defenders, and Colombia was second with 24. However, the report noted Honduras registered the greatest number of murders of environmentalists per capita. Honduras...
  • Incredible Eye Witness Testimonial Lying On Camera ...

    05/04/2015 2:57:05 PM PDT · by don-o · 79 replies
    Earlier today the police approached a man on the street in Baltimore suspected of carrying a firearm. Before the police could reach him the man took off running. During the pursuit the suspects handgun either fell, or was dropped, as he fled. The suspects gun went off when it hit the ground. Fortunately no-one was hit by the discharge. The man was tackled by the chasing officers and then, out of an abundance of caution, transported via ambulance. No police officer fired their weapons. No-one was shot. The only firearm discharge was from the fleeing suspect as his firearm hit...
  • Selfie-taking tourists shatter priceless Hercules statue

    05/04/2015 2:33:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 4, 2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Hercules has been crushed — because of a selfie! A couple of tourists are in hot water after climbing onto a priceless marble statue of the mythical Greek hero in the northern city of Cremona, Italy, the Daily Mail reported. The miscreants put too much weight on the statue at the Loggia dei Militi palace during their boneheaded bid to snap a photo of themselves — shattering the crown of the Statue of the Two Hercules.
  • CAIR: We Condemn The Terror Attack In Texas, But Pamela Geller Totally Had It Coming

    05/04/2015 2:30:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    The Council on American Islamic Relations, better known as CAIR, has issued a statement about the terror attack last night in Texas during a Muhammed Cartoon Exhibit. They're also partially blaming the organizers of the event for the violence and are equating them with the terrorists who carried out the attack. (bolding is mine) "We condemn yesterday's attack on an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, without reservation. "We also reiterate our view that violence in response to anti-Islam programs like the one in Garland is more insulting to our faith than any cartoon, however defamatory. Bigoted speech can never...
  • Hillary Clinton Declines Request For Two Benghazi Committee Appearances – Will Only Attend Once….

    05/04/2015 2:24:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    A letter from Hillary Clinton’s legal team (embed below)to the House Committee On Benghazi. The attorney’s agree to one appearance, but refuse a second. Originally committee chairman, Trey Gowdy, wanted Secretary Clinton to appear first to address the email and communication issues to gain a better understanding of what documentation issues surround her tenure as Secretary of state; and a second appearance to address the structural questions about Benghazi as they relate to the issues not yet reconciled:
  • Baltimore Violence is Obama’s Failed Legacy on Race

    05/04/2015 1:36:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 4, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    As our first African-American president, Barack Obama had the opportunity to personify the final triumph of civil rights, and in the process, become a celebrated and historic figure. Instead, his ironic legacy on race is one of abject failure, as the rioting and looting in Baltimore underscore. The tragic reality is that Obama passed on the opportunity to the “post-racial” president he promised to be when he first ran in 2008. Instead, he farmed out leadership on racial issues to Al Sharpton, for whom grievance is like oxygen. The prejudgment of George Zimmerman, and related fury, set the stage...
  • New DHS-Sponsored Study Reveals ISIS Recruitment in Minnesota

    05/04/2015 1:04:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Security Debrief ^ | 27 April 2015 | Erroll Southers and Justin Hienz
    The threat of foreign fighter recruitment is greater today than it has ever been. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is proving lethally effective in drawing extremists from around the world to their ranks, and in the United States, ISIL is targeting the Somali-American community in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. There are more than 40,000 Somali-Americans and immigrants in Minnesota. This growing immigrant community is facing substantial challenges, including weak family structures, lack of education, racism and violent crime. In this mix of chronic community challenges, young people can be unsure of their personal identity, leaving them vulnerable...
  • NYPD officer (Brian Moore) shot in the head this weekend pronounced dead

    05/04/2015 12:40:44 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 46 replies
    AP via WSMV News ^ | 5/4/2015 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    NEW YORK (AP) - A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. Brian Moore, who was in a coma after undergoing brain surgery following the Saturday evening shooting, was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital with his family at his bedside, including a father, uncle and cousin who were police officers. Dozens of uniformed officers stood at attention outside the medical center and lined...
  • Career criminal who shot NYPD cop in the face as he sat in patrol car spent 8 years in prison

    05/04/2015 12:22:16 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 3, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    A 35-year-old man who faces two attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting a New York City police officer in the face spent eight years in prison for the same offence, it has been revealed. Demetrius Blackwell was reportedly approached by Officer Brian Moore and his partner in an unmarked police car on Saturday night after he was seen adjusting his waistband suspiciously.
  • In Garland, We Got Lucky

    05/04/2015 12:07:54 PM PDT · by mojito · 45 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/4/2015 | Kevin Williamson
    Of course he was a convict. Elton Simpson was the first figure identified in the latest eruption from the Religion of Peace™ — an attempted massacre at an exhibition of anti-Islamist cartoons in suburban Garland, Texas, which ended in the shooting of Simpson and his coconspirator, because Texas is where terrorists go to get out-gunned at an art show. Simpson and his pal are as dead as a tuna casserole — in Texas, we shoot back. We got lucky when luck wasn’t what we needed. Simpson was, like the overwhelming majority of murderers and most of those who commit serious...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Black suspect chased, shot in riot-scarred Baltimore [FOX update: No one shot]

    05/04/2015 12:06:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 166 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2015 | Mike Tobin
    DEVELOPING: Baltimore police shot a man multiple times Monday in the same area where massive riots broke out last week over the death of Freddie Gray.
  • Dems push for same-day voter registration

    05/04/2015 11:54:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) want every state to offer same-day voter registration for federal elections. The Democratic senators have reintroduced the Same Day Registration Act, which would require states to allow voters to register on the day of an election. Ten states, plus the District of Columbia, currently allow eligible voters to do so, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In addition, the group notes that Illinois is expected to implement statewide same-day voter registration later this year. Advocates argue it can help increase voter turnout, while opponents say it increases the chances for...
  • Boston Bombing Trial: Feds Turned Away Tsarnaev Relative

    05/04/2015 11:09:39 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 12 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | May 4th 2015 | Tom Winter and Jon Schuppe
    A relative of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was denied entry to the United States last month when he arrived from Russia for the penalty phase of the trial, sources with knowledge of the matter told NBC News. The family member was turned around at Logan International Airport and sent right back home to Russia 10 days ago because he did not want to adhere to security measures imposed on the family members, the two sources confirmed, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the ongoing trial. These measures included ankle bracelets and law enforcement monitoring. The sources did...
  • No small potatoes: Muslim refugees Idaho-bound … by the thousands?

    05/04/2015 10:58:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Potatoes aren’t the only thing growing in Idaho, as its Muslim population continues to rise following the Obama administration’s program calling for thousands of Islamic refugees to relocate to cities across the Gem State.Fearing the outcome of Idaho becoming the next major haven and breeding ground for home-grown terrorists — similar to Minnesota (see OneNewsNow story “Obama orders America to ‘welcome’ millions of illegals, migrants”), criticism has fallen on Democratic Boise Mayor David H. Bieter, who is welcoming them all with open arms — despite the known security risks. “Diversity isn't a buzz word,” Bieter declared. “It's our birthright.”
  • NYPD officer dies two days after being shot in the head

    05/04/2015 10:29:00 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/4/2015
    An NYPD police officer died Monday, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens, CBS News has confirmed. Officer Brian Moore, 25, had been in a medically-induced coma after undergoing surgery for what court papers described as "severe injuries to his skull and brain." District Attorney Richard Brown told The Associated Press on Sunday that Moore was "fighting for his life." He was removed from life support at 11:15 a.m. Monday. The suspect, 35-year-old Demetrius Blackwell, was ordered held without bail Sunday after appearing in Queens Criminal Court. He did not enter...
  • What Black History Misses

    05/04/2015 10:27:55 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 5, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    We have a plethora of black history courses in primary, secondary and post-secondary institutions of learning throughout the United States. Yet and still, there are indications that quantity does not necessarily equal quality. “As the NRA and other groups started to want to use me as a symbol of the Second Amendment — a black voice — I started reading up,” Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke told National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke. “I became fascinated.” “What really struck me was the black tradition of arms. . . . I thought, Wow. This isn’t the black history I grew up reading...
  • Official Identifies One Suspect in Attack at Texas Anti-Islam Event

    05/04/2015 9:57:31 AM PDT · by Salman · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 4, 2015 | By MANNY FERNANDEZ and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    GARLAND, Tex. — One of the two gunmen who were killed Sunday after opening fire at an event where people were invited to present cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was identified on Monday by a law enforcement official as a man who had previously been labeled by the F.B.I. as a jihadist terrorism suspect. Police officers shot and killed the man, identified as Elton Simpson of Phoenix, and his companion Sunday evening, outside the Curtis Culwell Center, at an event organized by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a New York-based group that also uses the name Stop Islamization of America....
  • Soviet-Nazi Collaboration and World War II

    05/04/2015 9:55:22 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 36 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 30 Apr 15 | Alexander J. Motyl
    As May 9th, Victory Day in many post-Soviet states, approaches, decency demands that we celebrate the defeat of Adolf Hitler’s Germany and honor the millions of soldiers and civilians who gave their lives to rid the world of the scourge of Nazism. At the same time, if we truly want to honor the dead, we must take heed of the historical lies that the Kremlin, both in its Soviet and post-Soviet hypostases, promotes about the USSR’s relationship with Nazi Germany. For starters, the Moscow-controlled Communist International, and its sidekick, the Communist Party of Germany, made Hitler’s rise to power possible,...
  • Sowell: Race, Politics and Lies

    05/04/2015 9:51:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 5, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman in Missouri — but there was not nearly as much turmoil created by the demonstrable fact that a fleeing black man was shot dead by a white policeman in South Carolina. Totally ignored was the fact that a black policeman in Alabama fatally shot an unarmed white teenager, and was cleared of any charges, at about the same time that...
  • NYPD Officer Shot in Face by Ex-Con in Queens Dies from Injuries: Sources

    05/04/2015 9:41:58 AM PDT · by kristinn · 52 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015 | Rocco Parascandola and Tina Moore
    The hero cop who was shot in the face by an ex-con died Monday after a two day struggle to stay alive, sources said. Officer Brian Moore’s death at Queens General Hospital plunged the NYPD into grief.
  • Guns: The Difference Between Garland And Paris

    05/04/2015 6:53:08 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 5-3-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When armed terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo headquarters over Muhammad cartoons on January 7, unarmed police officers were forced to flee for their lives. When armed men attacked people gathered in Garland, Texas, on May 3 over Prophet Muhammad cartoons, armed police cut them down — and the Daily Mail reported that the body of one was left lying the street while police searched for explosives. The difference between Garland and Paris can be summed up in one word: guns. (snip) BBC reported the Paris gunmen killed 12 in their attack on Charlie Hebdo headquarters; that number includes 8 Charlie Hebdo...
  • Bill Clinton On Getting $500,000 For Speeches “I Got To Pay Our Bills” (box of tissues alert)

    05/04/2015 8:51:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 4, 2015
    Bubba threw a pity party on the Today Show. For those of you who didn't catch the MSM newser news, probably just about everyone these days, here is a link to the video. You might want to have a box of tissues handy ... cause this short clip is a real tear jerker!
  • Police: 1 Officer Fatally Shot Both Gunmen Outside Muhammad Cartoon Event, 'Saved Lives'

    05/04/2015 8:34:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2015
    GARLAND, Texas -- 1 officer fatally shot both gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event, 'saved lives'
  • The Muhammad cartoon that won the Draw Muhammad contest

    05/04/2015 7:50:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    americanthinker ^ | May 4, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Bosch Fawstin, a former Muslim, won with this drawing:
  • Health care: Illegal immigrants would get Medi-Cal under California bill

    05/04/2015 6:16:57 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 05/03/15 | Tracy Seipel
    The backbreaking work in California’s chili pepper fields and cherry orchards wasn’t so noticeable when farmworker Antolin Gonzalez was young. But the 49-year-old south Santa Clara County farmworker now suffers from dizziness, allergies from dust and pesticides, swollen feet and throbbing backaches — even eyesight problems from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light. Like many of the state’s 2.5 million illegal immigrants, Gonzalez does not have health insurance because he can’t afford it.
  • Texas attack on Muhammad cartoon event rattles Muslim community

    05/04/2015 7:01:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 75 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 5, 2015 | Lauren Gambino in New York, Damien Gayle in London and agencies
    Douglas Athas, the mayor of Garland, described the shootings: “Two men in a car tried to drive into the parking lot, jumped out with automatic rifles. Started firing at an unarmed schools security officer who was hit in the leg. He was transported to the hospital. “The first suspect was shot immediately. The second was shot and wounded, reached for his backpack and, of course, officers not knowing any idea what was in the backpack, shot him again and he was killed.”
  • Professional Golfer: Garland Shooters Were Exercising Their Second Amendment Rights

    05/04/2015 6:59:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 89 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2015 | Alex Griswold
    PGA Tour golfer Bob Estes tweeted in response to the shooting outside a Garland, Texas “Draw Mohammad” event Sunday night that “Muslims may decide to exercise their [Second Amendment] rights” when others exercise their First Amendment rights.
  • New Video Shows Baltimore Prosecutor’s View of the Freddie Gray Case BEFORE Getting Police Report

    05/04/2015 6:56:32 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 15 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 3, 2015 | By Katie LaPotin
    Many have speculated that Marilyn Mosby, the chief prosecutor for the city of Baltimore, knew whether she was going to charge the six police officers involved in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray before receiving the official police report Thursday. Turns out they may have been right. Newly-surfaced video of Mosby speaking to a church group Tuesday morning shows her promising attendees that she will “pursue justice by any and all means necessary.”
  • Saul Alinsky, Climate Scientist

    05/04/2015 6:34:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/4/2015 | Anthony J. Sadar and JoAnn Truchan
    To Alinsky, the world and its history were all about revolution. Saul Alinsky radicals who are all about revolutionary change ("we are the ones we've been waiting for" kind of change) have now seized control of an issue that can more quickly bring about that change – "climate disruption," as expressed in community-organizer lingo. If Alinsky were alive today, he would likely fit right in with the current activist climate scientists. Alinsky would probably see that the challenge is to convince enough of the "Have-Nots" that their privation stems not just from racism, sexism, classism, and all the other social...
  • Plenty of ideas would trump that $2 billion train

    05/04/2015 6:29:56 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-28-15 | Joe Soucheray
    As recently as 2010, the estimated cost for the Southwest Light Rail Transit line was estimated to be $1.2 billion, or about the cost of a new football stadium. Then the cost jumped to $1.7 billion because somebody spun the magic wheel. Now the cost is projected to be $2 billion. OK, $1.994 billion, but if they find an endangered earthworm or an especially exotic cattail, all bets are off and the project will shoot over $2 billion in a European minute, for the Metropolitan Council loves to keep playing Europe. The train stops are called Royalston, West Lake, Blake...
  • Hill and Bill can’t hide from shady deals exposed in ‘Clinton Cash’

    05/04/2015 6:19:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5-3-15 | Kyle Smith
    The Clintons have been playing the political press for idiots. Revealing what they’ve been up to took a little bit of work. It wasn’t obvious. While Bill Clinton was giving a speech about fighting AIDS in Africa, or about educating girls in Asia, reporters simply regurgitated the press release. They didn’t ask: Who’s that shady guy standing next to Bill? What are his interests? How much money has he given to, or raised for, Bill, Hillary and their foundation? And what favorable treatment did the shady guy subsequently receive from Hillary? When you’re a political reporter, complexity is boring. Curiosity...
  • Lawsuit spells out 'nightmare' for California man accused without evidence

    05/04/2015 5:53:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-4-15 | Ashe Schow
    "Nightmare." That's how Scott Hounsell, the former executive director of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, describes the ordeal he went through two years ago, and is still trying to recover from today. "It was the most — the scariest, most devastating nightmare you could ever imagine ever going through ever," Hounsell added. "Because everything that you have and hold dear — my family, my career, everything — was threatened that it would be taken away from me." “ "It's scary. And I will never be able to get out of the shadow of this, ever. They fundamentally changed...
  • Woman has EPIC rant about Baltimore (video)(Language warning)

    05/04/2015 5:38:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 4-29-2015 | BattleCat
    This woman eviscerates the looters in Baltimore, this is a MUST SEE!!
  • Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law City burned despite ‘massive investment’

    05/04/2015 5:20:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | May 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law City burned despite ‘massive investment’ implemented by president BY: Elizabeth Harrington May 4, 2015 5:00 am The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention. President Obama claimed last Tuesday that if the Republican-controlled Congress would implement his policies to make “massive investments in urban communities,” they could “make a difference right now” in the city, currently in upheaval following the death of Freddie Gray. However, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found that the...
  • Mika: 'Not Sure I Care' If Prosecutor Mosby Being 'Political'

    05/04/2015 5:19:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Few things undermine the foundations of a just society more than people who have been granted the power to prosecute acting not on the basis of the facts and the law, but out of political motives. To which Mika Brzezinski says . . . meh. On today's Morning Joe, there was a discussion of the possibility that Baltimore prosecutor overcharged the police officers in the Freddie Gray case. And a clip was played of Mosby repeating the politically-correct phrase of the moment: that the rioters were not "thugs." After which Brzezinski declared: "You can't get a chance if there isn't...
  • The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada

    05/04/2015 5:09:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/3/15 | Tom Hamburger, etc.
    Bill Clinton was planning a charity trip to Latin America and needed a big plane. For Frank Giustra, who had never met the former president, this was an opportunity. The Canadian mining magnate and onetime Hollywood studio owner stepped up to let the former president borrow his luxurious passenger jet. There was just one condition: Giustra would come along for the ride. That 2005 trip was the start of an intense, mutually beneficial friendship — one that has helped propel the Clinton Foundation into a global giant and established Giustra’s reputation as an international philanthropist while helping him build connections...
  • Racism Is at the Root of Baltimore’s Riots

    05/04/2015 4:32:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    White racism, like disco or barbershop quartets, faded from popularity a while back. The KKK last flourished a century ago by which time it had branched out to ranting about Catholics and Jews. Even then its power was slight and its views less mainstream compared to that of black racists today.
  • The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada (donor omits salient details)

    05/04/2015 4:29:19 AM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/3/15 | Tom Hamburger, Rosalind Helderman w/ Alice Crites
    In a rare interview, wealthy Canadian magnate, Frank Giustra says his friendship with Bill Clinton has grown out of their shared interest in philanthropy — not business. “I admire what he does. But I’ve never asked him for a damn thing.” But Giustra’s donations, and others from his friends in the international mining business, are now a factor in Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Last week, the Clinton Foundation acknowledged that an affiliated Canadian charity founded in 2007 by Giustra kept its donors secret, despite a 2008 ethics agreement with the Obama administration promising to reveal its donors. Giustra has committed more...
  • The Anti-Cartoon Jihad Comes To America

    05/04/2015 4:24:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Two gunmen were killed by police Sunday night after they opened fire wounding a security officer at a Texas art competition featuring works depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad, a practice that is strictly forbidden in Islam.
  • Unions Donate to Sharpton’s Nonprofit and Win Airtime on Sharpton’s MSNBC Show

    05/04/2015 4:14:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Since Politics Nation debuted on MSNBC on August 29, 2011, Al Sharpton’s nonprofit National Action Network has collected more than $2.38 million in contributions from unions, according to Department of Labor records. Meanwhile, Sharpton has often used his show to promote pro-labor viewpoints, also inviting union leadership on as guests. National Action Network ... has apparently remained in financial trouble. A 2013 filing with the Internal Revenue Service showed the nonprofit had ended the year with negative assets of $1.33 million. Nonprofit experts have told National Review that the Sharpton’s six-figure salary from National Action Network, as well as the...
  • Wealthy Canadian helps fund the Clinton Foundation ("do-gooders" sob all the way to the bank)

    05/04/2015 4:11:21 AM PDT · by Liz · 1 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/3/15 | Alberto Cuadra and Rosalind Helderman
    Sources: Clinton Foundation, CGEP (Canada) and Canadian tax records | May 3 at 8:11 PM