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  • In 2008, Fewer Than 30 Million Used Food Stamps. Now 46 Million Do

    08/30/2015 9:35:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 08/30/15 | Ed Feulner
    Unemployment has dropped in recent years, yet still—far too many people are participating. One out of every seven Americans received SNAP benefits in 2014, and the program cost $74.1 billion, making it one of the largest means-tested welfare program. You’d think the improving jobs situation would translate to the number of SNAP beneficiaries declining by a much larger margin. But that hasn’t been the case. Another reason for saying that food stamp numbers aren’t really going in the right direction? Look at how the SNAP demographic has changed. Before the 2008 recession, 55 percent of SNAP households consisted of children...
  • What More Evidence Does the President Need that the VA Must Be Reformed?

    08/30/2015 9:34:46 AM PDT · by george76
    National Review ^ | August 2, 2015 | David French
    In the battle between bureaucrats and veterans, the Obama administration stands with the bureaucrats. Last week the White House threatened to veto the VA Accountability Act, a bill that would moderately streamline the process for firing incompetent Department of Veterans Affairs employees. Under the terms of the act, the VA secretary can’t place employees on paid administrative leave for more than 14 days per year, employees’ initial-hire probationary period is extended to 18 months, and terminated employees have seven days to file an appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board. But these streamlined termination provisions — which still provide far...
  • Iowa Poll Suggests Dangers for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s Strengths

    08/30/2015 9:14:18 AM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Aug 2015 | Trip Gabriel
    In Iowa, when J. Ann Selzer talks, people listen.Many surprising findings in a new survey by Ms. Selzer, Iowa’s most respected pollster, are sure to be topics of elated or anxious conversations on campaign conference calls on Monday morning.Among the findings, released Saturday night: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s lead over Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has shrunk to just 7 percentage points; Donald J. Trump’s favorability with Republicans has sharply increased, suggesting he has room to increase his lead; and Democrats are largely untroubled about Mrs. Clinton’s email controversy – suggesting her vulnerabilities are deeper.With both parties’ nominating races entering a...
  • Ted Cruz Picks a Fight With a 135-Year-Old Feminist (Margaret Sanger)

    08/30/2015 9:02:16 AM PDT · by Isara · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08.28.15 | Keli Goff
    Birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger embraced some truly horrific ideas. But she also did quite a lot of good. Senator Ted Cruz has become the first GOP presidential candidate to formally sign on to the efforts by a group of black pastors to get a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger removed from an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The participants, who held a press conference Thursday, claim that Sanger’s appearance in the exhibit, called, “Struggle for Justice,” is offensive, because it places the reproductive rights trailblazer in a position of honor alongside such icons as Dr. Martin...
  • "You're One Of Us Now"

    08/30/2015 9:00:28 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2015 | Eli Saslow
    The sunlight bothered his eyes and the dry air gave him chills, so Troy Williams, 46, closed the living-room window and shut the blackout shades. Outside was prairie, corn and miles of clear Nebraska sky, but increasingly he liked it better here, inside a Section 8 apartment with the TV blaring. He locked the front door even though nobody but family had visited for three weeks. He turned down the volume on a phone that rarely rang. He put on sunglasses, lay on the couch and closed his eyes. His wife, Andrea, sat nearby, playing Candy Crush on her computer...
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: Obama Started This War on Police – It’s Open Season Right Now

    08/30/2015 8:55:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    Sheriff David Clarke placed the blame for the execution of Harris County deputy Darren Goforth squarely upon President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. Sheriff Clarke joined Judge Jeanine Pirro last night on Justice with Judge Jeanine. The Milwaukee County Sheriff said that Obama and Holder laid the groundwork for “this war on police” by supporting ‘activists’ who have disparaged law enforcement based upon a set of lies. “I am too pissed off tonight to be diplomatic with what’s going on and I’m not going to stick my head in the sand about it. I said last December...
  • Motive unclear in deadly ambush of Deputy Darren Goforth

    08/30/2015 8:55:38 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 14 replies
    http://abc13.com/news/motive-unclear-in-deadly-ambush-of-dep-darren-goforth/962502/ | 8-30-2015
    HOUSTON -- Across southeast Texas especially in Harris County, many woke up today asking the big question. What led up to the deadly shooting of Deputy Darren Goforth? The violent crime left Goforth's loved ones, law enforcement, and ordinary citizens in tears. Authorities called it a "cold blooded assassination" which seemed to be carried out at random because Deputy Goforth was a sworn officer of the law. Yesterday, the District Attorney's office accepted capital murder charges against 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles. Sheriff Ron Hickman said they recovered the murder weapon inside his home. He said his investigators could not extract...
  • 2 killed, half-million lose power in Seattle-area windstorm

    08/30/2015 8:54:49 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 24 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | August 29, 2015
    Two people were killed by falling branches, and more than 463,000 were left without power as high winds swept through the Puget Sound region. A girl in Federal Way and a man in Gig Harbor were killed in a windstorm Saturday that took down trees and power lines, whipped debris into the streets, and left almost a half-million customers without power
  • Oakland: Woman slain in attempted robbery

    08/30/2015 8:50:20 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/30/2015 | Harry Harris
    OAKLAND -- A 29-year-old woman about to leave her East Oakland home to go to a concert was shot to death Saturday night in an apparent attempted robbery, police said Sunday. Five other people were wounded in shootings between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
  • Women should dress modestly or expect to ‘entice a rapist’ – claims singer Chrissie Hynde

    08/30/2015 8:35:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    UK telegraph ^ | 8/30/15 | John Bingham
    Pretenders lead singer claims sexual assault in the 1970s was her own ‘fault’ because of the way she was dressed Women who walk around drunk and provocatively dressed should expect to be sexually assaulted, Chrissie Hynde, the lead singer of the Pretenders, has suggested. The former chart topper claimed in a Sunday newspaper interview that scantily clad women were likely to “entice a rapist” and that it is their “fault” if they are attacked. She discloses in a new memoir how she was abducted and sexually assaulted by a motorcycle gang in Ohio in the early 1970s – but concludes...
  • 'Family woman' Adele will snub Ł80m world tour to stay home with young son

    08/30/2015 8:32:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 8/29/15 | Simon Boyle
    Adele is set to turn down an Ł80 million pay day to tour her new album, because she doesn’t want to travel with her young son, writes Simon Boyle in the Sunday People. The Someone Like You singer has a string of offers from some of the biggest concert organisers all vying to stage her first comeback gigs next year. But she is yet to agree to any gigs at all in 2016 - and has hinted she isn’t prepared to sign up to travel thousands of miles with a young family.
  • Clown Show 2016: Progress To Date

    08/30/2015 8:18:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    MOST ENTERTAINING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF MY LIFETIME! Without question—it is a statement I’ve said repeatedly on-air, and one that comes out often in private conversations. Look at the interest level. People who have never voted in primary elections are turning out by the thousands to see the consummate socialist at one end of the spectrum, and by the tens of thousands to see a man who brags how well he’s beat the system of free markets. I don’t expect most of these people to vote in the actual primary elections—because they probably won’t—but man is it fun to watch....
  • ICE holds vary from county to county

    08/30/2015 8:17:57 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 08/29/15 | Tracey Kaplan
    The fate of a 31-year-old man from Nicaragua in this country illegally and with a history of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon rested entirely on where he was recently caught in the Bay Area. If it had been in San Francisco or Santa Clara County, he would have walked out of a jail a free man after serving time for violating probation. But because he broke the law in another part of the Bay Area — where local jailers recently started cooperating with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — federal agents were able to retrieve him...
  • U. Wisconsin official: let's stop prosecuting shoplifting

    08/30/2015 8:07:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Aug 24, 2015 | Peter Fricke
    Mitchell, a former assistant district attorney, says his comments were not an endorsement of shoplifting. A University of Wisconsin-Madison official claims laws against shoplifting are just an excuse to over-police minority communities. “I just don’t think that they should be prosecuting cases… for people who steal from Wal-Mart,” said Everett Mitchell, director of community relations for the university, during an on-campus event. “I don’t think [with] Target or all them other places, them big box stores that have insurance, they should be using the fact that people steal from there as justification to start engaging in aggressive police practices, right?”...
  • Guns and Insanity are Not Compatible

    08/30/2015 8:02:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 8/29/2015 | Barbara Hammond
    The NRA, which owns a majority of our representation in Washington D.C., is out of control. They are fully aware of the issues with background checks and continue to push for less stringent regulations. All the while admitting mental illness is a huge issue with our out of control senseless murder rate. So many places in our country have open carry now it scares me to death. If I walked into a store and saw someone walking around with an assault rifle over their shoulder, and likely wearing some kind of flag shirt, I would leave immediately. Of course, their...
  • Black Lives Matter Boos D.C. Mayor for Saying She'll Put More Police on Street

    08/30/2015 7:54:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/30/2015 | BEN NUCKOLS
    The boos began as soon as Washington's mayor said she was putting more police officers on the streets in neighborhoods affected by violent crime. They didn't let up for the next 18 minutes as Democrat Muriel Bowser laid out her plans to address an increase in homicides in the nation's capital. Bowser was repeatedly heckled and interrupted by a few dozen protesters affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement during her address Thursday inside the sweltering gymnasium of a long-shuttered school in southeast Washington. Shouting "Jobs, not jails!" and "More police is not the answer!," the protesters accused the mayor...
  • Our Money, Good--Their Profits, Bad

    08/30/2015 7:39:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    “One thing that we’ve done,” boasted Dennis McBride of Support our Schools-Wauwatosa, “is we’ve made sure every time one of our legislators pops up his or her head above the foxhole, we’re there to shoot at them.” His audience, consisting of educators at a free event hosted by the non-profit Wisconsin Public Education Network, laughed. A woman in the crowd interjected, “Nobody in here is like recording that, where that’s going to end up on somebody’s campaign trail?” We know all this because the watchdog John K. MacIver Institute was indeed recording the event, running the story under the headline,...
  • Mizzou profs. cancel classes to support grad student protest ( Health insurance subsidy )

    08/30/2015 7:36:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Peter Fricke
    Graduate students at MU will demonstrate for larger stipends and university-subsidized housing and child care. Professors plan to cancel classes in order to attend the rally in support of their teaching assistants. An upcoming rally by graduate students at the University of Missouri (MU) demanding increased pay and benefits will likely provide undergraduate students with an unexpected break from their classes. Several MU professors plan to cancel classes Wednesday—just two days after the beginning of the fall semester—in order to attend the rally in support of their teaching assistants, who are demonstrating for larger stipends and university-subsidized housing and child...
  • Hundreds Attend Vigil for Slain Texas Deputy Darren Goforth

    08/30/2015 7:32:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 29 2015 | Jacob Rascon and Phil Helsel
    Hundreds of people showed up at a Texas gas station Saturday to pay tribute to a sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind after filling up his patrol car the night before. Many who attended the vigil for Harris County sheriff's deputy Darren H. Goforth said they were there to support the police, and some said they were frustrated with the "black lives matter" movement and what they said was an increased hostility against all police. Those who knew Goforth described him as "just a really nice guy." "It's not fair," said Mikayla Delossantos, whose father was friends with...
  • The Obama-Generated Hissy Fit

    08/30/2015 7:28:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    There are a few factors that have brought us to the point of having a presidential election that has both parties seriously considering candidates that are out of their depth running for the position, or just not close to what we need to lead the country going forward. The decentralization of our funding system and of our press has actually enabled candidates to endure the election path longer without the restrictions of the limited structure we previously had in place. But that both parties are so seriously courting outsiders for this position is part and parcel of the disarray in...
  • Professors threaten bad grades for saying ‘illegal alien,’ ‘male,’ ‘female’ ( Washington State )

    08/30/2015 7:25:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Peter Hasson
    Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as “illegal alien,” "male," and “female,” or if they fail to “defer” to non-white students. According to the syllabus for Selena Lester Breikss’ “Women & Popular Culture” class, students risk a failing grade if they use any common descriptors that Breikss considers “oppressive and hateful language.” The punishment for repeatedly using the banned words, Breikss warns, includes “but [is] not limited to removal from the class without attendance or participation points, failure of the assignment, and— in extreme cases— failure for...
  • The Clintons Continue To Clinton

    08/30/2015 7:17:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    What a mess. Every week, seemingly every other day, there is a new shady revelation about Bill and Hillary Clinton that manages to top the last one. For them there seems to be no bottom; for their supporters, there seems to be no self-respect. The hundreds of millions of dollars from corrupt governments, billionaires with agendas and God knows who else. The server wiped so thoroughly – and no, not with a cloth – you can tell someone learned the importance of cleanliness from the blue dress. And now we learn Bill, the former president, with more money than he...
  • 'All Lives Matter' march draws more than 20,000 to Birmingham

    08/30/2015 7:10:46 AM PDT · by magellan · 10 replies
    Birmingham News via AL.com ^ | August 29, 2015 | Greg Garrison
    Led by conservative activist and talk show host Glenn Beck, more than 20,000 people chanting "All Lives Matter" marched the historic civil rights route from Kelly Ingram Park to Birmingham City Hall this morning. "It's about taking our church out in the streets," Beck said. He said marchers came from as far away as China, Dubai and the Netherlands. Actor Chuck Norris, a conservative activist known for his martial arts, action movies and TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger," marched about two rows behind Beck. Alveda King, a niece of civil rights activist the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., marched in...
  • DEAR WHINERS: Read THIS Before You Kill A Reporter On Live TV

    08/30/2015 6:58:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Doug Giles
    In the event that there are more “Vester Lee Flanagans” out there in the Untied States of The Overly Offended who're ready to snap because the world won’t recognize them as God’s gift to humanity, and yet, you’re not completely sold on the murder/suicide option: herewith are six surefire points to move you back into reality and officially remove you from being The Mayor of Mangina-town and into the rarefied air of a combobulated human. 1. Drop the “poor you” crap, especially, if you live in America. If you live in the USA you ... are ... not ... suffering....
  • The Chinese super-rich are about to flood the US real-estate market

    08/30/2015 6:58:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/30/2015 | Lucinda Shen
    After yet another drop in the Shanghai stock market and Hang Seng index on August 6, Daniel Chang heard his cell phone ping. The real-estate agent was on a business trip in Shanghai, and he was mid-bite during a dinner when he saw his phone light up from a message on his app, WeChat. It was a Chinese client concerned over a $6 million property she was about to buy in New York City. She was visiting New York at the time. "I don't know if I can do this," she told him over voicemail. "I might have to back...
  • Mutiny at the Hugo Awards

    08/30/2015 6:55:55 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    realcleafpolitics ^ | 8/30/15 | Young
    The latest pitched battle in science fiction is not between space pirates and alien monsters but between fandom factions, with the Hugo Awards as the battlefield. Depending on where you stand, this fight pits either forces of progress against reactionary barbarians or the elitist establishment against anti-authoritarian rebels. The progressive elites have decisively won this round; but was it a pyrrhic victory? One thing is certain: this culture war is here to stay. The Hugos are science fiction’s Oscars, selected by fans—anyone who pays the $40 World Science Fiction Convention membership fee is eligible to nominate and vote—and presented at...
  • Obama, Bush, Clinton: Secret Agents

    08/30/2015 6:50:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/30/2015 | Clarice Feldman
    I have thought for a while that a case could be made that Obama was really a secret conservative, showing America what would happen if the “progressive” agenda were ever put in place and thereby weaning us off it forever. My friend Noemie Emery, an exceptionally astute observer of American political history, emailed, “All politicians act like secret agents, in the pay of the opposite side.” As I thought about it, it seemed to me her observation had special applicability to the president, Jeb Bush, and Hillary Clinton, though I’d certainly not rule out a wider field.
  • Flashback: ABC News Envisioned Apocalyptic 2015 Triggered By Climate Change [VIDEO]

    08/30/2015 6:45:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/30/2015 | Kerry Picket
    ABC News ran a news special in 2009 called Earth 2100, a program warning its viewers about the dangers of climate change. ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff says the show “puts participants in the future and asks them to report back about what it is like to live in this future world. The first stop is the year 2015.” A Harvard University professor says, “We’re going to see more floods, more droughts, more wildfires.” Other voices can be heard saying that “Flames cover hundreds of square mile” and “We expect more intense hurricanes.” Another voice says, “Well, how warm is...
  • House GOP leadership: We’ll vote to defund Planned Parenthood this fall

    08/30/2015 6:01:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    With each new release of undercover videos from Center for Medical Progress, political pressure has ramped up on Republican leadership in Congress to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Members of the House GOP caucus now say that a bill to at least stop funds for a year will be introduced after the recess, and leadership has committed to getting a floor vote on it: House Republican leaders are planning a vote to freeze funding for Planned Parenthood this fall, according to GOP aides, a move that could help mitigate an inter-party battle and avoid a government shutdown.“We’re...
  • Mormons and Jews: What Two Religions Tell Us About the Modern Dating Crisis

    08/30/2015 3:43:02 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    Time ^ | 8/24/15 | JON BIRGER
    Values. That’s the one thing that always came up when I’d discuss theories on declining marriage rates or the rise of the hookup culture with my friends or family. “Couldn’t it just be that times have changed?” people would ask. Times have changed, and that is a good thing—especially the fading-away of cruel taboos that once stigmatized women who engaged in premarital sex or bore children out of wedlock. Thing is, times change for a reason. The values question assumes that sexual mores loosen naturally from conservative to liberal. In reality, these values have ebbed and flowed throughout history, often...
  • Lawfare and Gay Marriage

    08/30/2015 3:11:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/30/15 | Dennis Saffran
    A Colorado appellate court ruled earlier this month that Jack Phillips, the evangelical owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, had violated the rights of a gay couple when he declined on religious grounds to design and bake a custom wedding cake for them in 2012 -- two years before same-sex marriage was even legal in the state. (The couple had actually married in Massachusetts.) The court ordered Phillips to “take remedial measures, including comprehensive staff training” on how conscientious objection must give way to anti­discrim­ination law in these situations, and to “file quarterly compliance reports” with the state on...
  • Man Claims THIS Drawing Is of a 'Real Yeti he Saw and Sketched Before Reading its Mind

    08/30/2015 2:02:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    AN ARTIST is claiming to have seen a mythical yeti for long enough to sketch the "giant primate".Russian Andrey Lyubchenko says people will think he is "insane", but insists he saw the legendary beast which was happy for him to draw its portrait. He claims the brief encounter was in the mountains of the Kemerovo area of Siberia, in Russia, and he telepathically communicated with the hairy mythological mammal. He said: "It happened so unexpectedly and fast that I had no time to get scared. "There was a clear feeling that this was a thinking creature, I felt he was...
  • Democratic Party shuts their fair booth over Confederate-flag sales

    08/29/2015 10:23:58 PM PDT · by euram · 59 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | wire reports
    The local Democratic Party has closed its booth at a county fair in northeastern Ohio because officials won’t ban the sale of Confederate flags at the event.
  • The Democratic Party Adopts $15/hour Minimum Wage into National Platform

    08/29/2015 10:09:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    The Democratic Party on Friday adopted a call to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr as part of their established party platform heading into the 2016 election season. The move further polarizes the progressive wing of the party by moving them further to the left of both the Republican Party, and corporate centrist Democrats such as Hillary Clinton. In response to the Democratic Party’s vote, Terrence Wise, a Kansas City, Mo. McDonald’s and Burger King Worker and member of the National Organizing Committee of the Fight for $15, issued the following statement.
  • "Drop Hoes", When LA Street Gangs go White Collar

    08/29/2015 9:37:58 PM PDT · by cicero2k · 16 replies
    KrebsonSecurity ^ | August 20, 2015 | Brian Krebs
    Authorities across the United States this week arrested dozens of gang members who stand accused of making millions of dollars stealing consumer identities in order to file fraudulent tax refund requests with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The arrests highlight the dramatic shift in gang activity in recent years from high-risk drug dealing to identity fraud — a far less risky yet equally lucrative crime.
  • Confederate Flag Love Still Super Strong in Ohio

    08/29/2015 7:38:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Scene ^ | Thu, Aug 27, 2015 | Sam Allard
    The 12,000-strong city of Bucyrus, Ohio, down near Mansfield, will host a "Confederate Flag Pride Parade" on Saturday. The Port Clinton News-Herald reports that roughly 50 vehicles are expected to participate, and that city leaders are expecting neither disruption nor significant changes in traffic volume. Event organizers didn't exactly echo the "heritage not hate" refrain of Confederate Flag supporters nationwide. One told the News-Herald that the flag is "not racist at all," that it's "just another red, white and blue flag," a "military thing." He said that organizers in Bucyrus had been trying to assemble a parade before, but couldn't...
  • Donald Trump: 'This is a movement'

    08/29/2015 5:21:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 29 2015 | Ben Schreckinger
    The billionaire real estate mogul uses a Nashville speech to emphasize his campaign is about more than him.Donald Trump says it’s not all about him. No, seriously. Campaigning in Nashville, Tennessee, Trump on Saturday paid homage to his supporters — claiming they are a part of “a movement” and using colorful language to beg for their support. “This is a movement,” said Trump, who often speaks about himself in campaign appearances. “I don’t want it to be about me. This is about common sense. It’s about doing the right thing.” Trump also paid tribute to his setting, a country music...
  • Union power: NJ teacher, tardy 111 times in 2 years, gets to keep job [Good work if you can get it]

    08/29/2015 5:04:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    America! It’s the land where anyone can pull themselves up by their bootstraps and make their mark if they’re willing to put in the elbow grease, ingenuity and drive to carve a path to success. Or, you could just join a union. An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.In a decision filed Aug. 19, an arbitrator rejected an attempt by the Roosevelt Elementary School to fire 15-year veteran Arnold Anderson from his $90,000-a-year job, saying he was entitled to progressive discipline.Anderson was...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ When Do We Start To Live And Be Happy? ~ 30 August 2015

    08/29/2015 4:58:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            WHEN DO WE START TO LIVE AND BE HAPPY? We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that we're frustrated we have teenagers with whom to deal. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage! We tell ourselves our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a vacation, when we retire....
  • Trump the Vulgarian (Is there something beyond a "barf alert"?)

    08/29/2015 4:15:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Mexico Ledger ^ | August 29 2015 | Eric Bergeson, The Country Scribe
    Can Trump keep it up? When will he implode? What explains his rise in the polls? How do we stop him? The pundits wring their hands. Josh Marshall thinks Trump is a doofus who uses sophisticated military strategy. Peggy Noonan, who penned the phrase "1000 points of light" for George H. W. Bush, declares Trump to be a sign of molecules in motion. Statistician-pundit Nate Silver assures us Trump will meet his doom. Charles Blow has had enough and will no longer mention Trump's name. George Will was moved to pen a glorious sentence which begins, "Every sulphurous belch from...
  • Shannon Miles Arrested And Charged In Execution Of Texas Sheriff’s Deputy

    08/29/2015 3:51:30 PM PDT · by maggief · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 29, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Police in Harris County, Tex. have charged 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the point-blank execution killing of sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth. Goforth was on duty and pumping gas at Chevron in a suburb northwest of Houston at about 8:30 p.m. Friday when Miles allegedly approached him from behind and shot him in the back of the head. Miles then shot Goforth several more times before fleeing in a red Ford Ranger, police believe. Harris County sheriff Ron Hickman said at a press conference Saturday afternoon that a motive for the killing is still unknown. But he said...
  • Pro-aborts livid over listings of “murder by abortion” on website

    08/29/2015 3:41:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | August 26, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    From the Huffington Post, this week we have a particularly unusual complaint from Progressive Victory president Hans Johnson. It seems that CrimeMapping.com – which, as the name suggests, compiles crime information geographically and is used by police departments across the country – has displayed a number of crimes in Los Angeles under the definition “murder by abortion.” Those behind the website claim they just compile the information they get from law enforcement and aren’t responsible for the labels, while the LA Police Department claims not to know where the label came from. This, of course, is horrible for all the...
  • 700 University of Wisconsin Faculty Defend Buying Body Parts From Aborted Babies for Research

    08/29/2015 3:23:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Sarah Zagorski Aug 26, 2015
    In July, Reps. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) and Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) introduced legislation that would ban the sale of fetal body parts in the state of Wisconsin and not allow federal funding to go toward Planned Parenthood. The LaCrosse Tribune reported that the legislation was a response to the scandal surrounding Planned Parenthood buying the body parts of aborted babies. Now, nearly 700 faculty members from University of Wisconsin have signed a letter arguing that the bill would cut off “hope for patients” and deter biomedical students and the biotechnology industry from coming to their University because it shows “that...
  • 662 Babies Saved From Abortions in Wisconsin After Planned Parenthood Funding Cut, Pro-Life Laws

    08/29/2015 3:21:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Aug 26, 2015
    The Wisconsin health department released new abortion numbers today and they provide additional evidence that cutting taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood and enacting additional pro-life laws saves unborn babies from abortion. Specifically, 662 babies were saved from abortions in the latest year for which abortion data is available compared with the year before. The newly released Department of Health Services Reported Induced Abortions in Wisconsin report shows there were 6,462 abortions performed in 2013 and 5,800 in 2014. Those numbers come three years after pro-life Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a bill to cut taxpayer funding to the Planned Parenthood...
  • Hey Conservatives, Who Gave Hillary the Secret Memos?

    08/29/2015 3:17:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    Author’s note: Please be aware this is satirical. I am embarrassed and angry. Someone obviously leaked the secret memos to Hillary Clinton and some serious patch-up work needs to be done. For years, conservatives have been privately instructed on how to put into practice the fact that we all hate women. Those on the inside have been privy to these secret to-do lists and have been responsible for disseminating this information to those outside the circle of trust. These documents were supposed to have been treated with the utmost of care. They obviously weren’t. The two-pronged plan has always been...
  • Aborted babies’ hands too disturbing? Solution: chop them off before shipping the bodies

    08/29/2015 3:07:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Aug 26, 2015 | John Jalsevac
    August 26, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - As if we needed more evidence that many of those in the abortion industry know perfectly well what they are doing, along comes the latest undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). The video includes disturbing undercover footage of a conversation with Cate Dyer, the CEO of StemExpress, a biomedical firm that acquires the bodies of aborted babies from Planned Parenthood clinics. During that conversation Dyer infamously jokes with an undercover investigator about the need to warn lab techs ahead of time when a fully “intact” aborted baby's cadaver is being shipped to...
  • Judge: Doctor can be sued for death of 2-hour-old baby

    08/29/2015 3:04:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Daniel Tepfer
    RIDGEPORT — A Stamford doctor can be sued for allegedly causing the death of a baby while removing an intrauterine device from the mother, a judge ruled Wednesday. The case came down to whether a 22-week-old baby, which was born alive but died soon afterward, can be considered a plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit. Lawyers for Dr. Corrinne de Cholnoky claim it was not a viable baby, and therefore the lawsuit should be dismissed. But in a 25-page decision, Superior Court Judge Michael Kamp ruled it is not the age of the fetus, but the fact that it was...
  • Abortions down by over 4,000 cases in Texas as a result of tough pro-life laws

    08/29/2015 2:43:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    christiantoday.com ^ | 28 August 2015 | Jonah Hicap
    Abortions in Texas decreased by more than 4,000 cases in 2013 from 2012, which officials attribute to anti-abortion laws—some of the toughest in the United States—passed in the state in 2013. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), there were 63,849 abortions in the state in 2013, down by 4,449 from 68,298 in 2012 and 72,470 in 2011. It was in 2013 when anti-abortion laws came into effect in Texas, according to LifeSiteNews. "We're now seeing the full impact of pro-life laws in Texas. The number of abortions has declined as life-saving legislation goes into effect," said...
  • Planned Parenthood Sues Alabama After State Yanks Taxpayer Funding Over Selling Aborted Babies

    08/29/2015 2:27:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Aug 28, 2015
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business has filed a lawsuit against the state of Alabama after Governor Governor Robert Bentley made the decision to yank its taxpayer funding. The state cut Planned Parenthood’s funding after a national scandal involving the abortion company selling the body parts of aborted babies. This is the second Planned Parenthood lawsuit against a state for its decision to revoke taxpayer funding — following a suit against pro-life Louisiana Governro Bobby Jindal after his state canceled a state contract with Planned Parenthood. After Louisiana and other states yanked taxpayer funding, the Obama administration threatened them — but...
  • Planned Parenthood cuts its hours in New Hampshire after losing state funding

    08/29/2015 2:23:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    EXETER, NH, August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire is complaining that state funding cuts mean they have had to cut their hours, prompting cheers from pro-life leaders. New Hampshire became the third state to cut funding to the nation's largest abortion business, after undercover videos revealed officials calmly and jokingly discussing the sale of aborted baby organs -- and how Planned Parenthood abortionists can modify surgical procedures so as to obtain and sell intact aborted babies. As a result of losing some New Hampshire tax funding, Planned Parenthood has announced fewer hours of operation. They say...