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  • Study Showing 15-Dollar-an-Hour Fast-Food Wages Would Raise Prices by Only 4 Percent Is Very Wrong

    08/05/2015 6:35:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 08/05/2015 | James Sherk
    If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Unfortunately, many journalists did not remember that when covering a new report claiming $15-an-hour wages would raise fast-food prices only 4 percent. A closer look shows that the study underlying the report had major methodological errors. More serious analysis shows that $15-an-hour wages would raise fast-food prices by over a third — at least until stores automate work currently done by humans. The study, by Purdue University economists Richard Ghiselli and Jing Ma, has made quite a splash. The Washington Post covered it extensively, concluding that the higher wages...
  • Why We Don’t Need Fetal Cells to Conduct Life-Saving Research

    08/05/2015 6:33:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 08/05/2015 | Maureen L. Condic, Associate Prof. of Neurobiology, University of Utah
    In the wake of the recent undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress, which has exposed Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of fetal parts for the purpose of research, microbiologist Nathalia Holt wrote “The Case for Fetal-Cell Research,” published last week in the New York Times. In the essay, Holt clearly expresses her uneasiness about harvesting organs from aborted fetuses. And unlike Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Holt openly acknowledges that harvesting human fetal organs is part of widespread and lucrative business. “There are profits to be made by such middlemen in what critics call...
  • Planned Parenthood Under Scrutiny

    08/05/2015 6:31:16 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 4, 2015 | Judy Russell
    Planned Parenthood and its supporters have long repeated the mantra that, “women have control over their own bodies,” but what happens after PP helps them decide what to do with them? women betrayed by planned parenthood rally The recent release of the three documentary videos titled Human Capital from the Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life organization, provides evidence that PP engages in organ harvesting after abortions take place at their facilities. In the videos, several actors are disguised as representatives from companies looking to buy unborn fetuses. They are then filmed eating and having meetings with Deborah Nucatola (video...
  • Taxpayers Who Find Abortion Repellent Shouldn’t Be Forced to Subsidize It

    08/05/2015 6:28:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 08/05/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    The GOP-controlled Congress is taking up the cause, once again, of defunding Planned Parenthood. This latest effort comes in response to macabre hidden-camera videos shot by the Center for Medical Progress of staff at Planned Parenthood talking about the grisly practice of chopping up fetuses for parts. There’s a debate over whether the videos prove the center’s claim that Planned Parenthood is ghoulishly trying to make a profit selling baby lungs, livers, and hearts. There’s less of a debate that the videos speak directly to the ugly nature of second-trimester abortions. Granted, a few extremists see nothing wrong in the...
  • Black leaders press tech companies for more diversity in the ranks

    08/05/2015 6:12:18 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 4, 2015 | Christopher Cadelago
    When the world’s leading technology firms reported their workforce demographics, the details were uncomfortable, but not surprising: Apple, Google, Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants are dominated by men, many of them white.
  • Controversial Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary is charged with terrorism offence after [tr]

    08/05/2015 6:10:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 5, 2015 | Gemma Mullin
    Controversial Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary has been charged under the Terrorism Act for 'inviting support for ISIS', Scotland Yard has said. The 48-year-old extremist from Ilford, north east London, is being held in police custody and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court at 2pm this afternoon. He has been accused of supporting the organisation in lectures published online along with another man, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, 32, from east London.
  • “Cecil” The Lion For President

    08/05/2015 6:04:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Until a few days ago, Dr. Walter Palmer was just a successful dentist from Minnesota who had a passion for trophy hunting; a highly regulated and extremely expensive sport. His most recent hunt took him to Zimbabwe, where he shot a male lion during a hunt with a licensed hunting guide. It was only when word of Palmer’s hunting success spread that the dentist discovered just how quickly and completely the Internet can be used to destroy a person. Overnight, Palmer’s prey, a lion dubbed “Cecil” by local Zimbabweans, became the latest Internet celebrity victim and Palmer the most recent...
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood Not the Same as Repealing the Right to Abortion

    08/05/2015 5:57:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    The GOP-controlled Congress is taking up the cause, once again, of defunding Planned Parenthood. This latest effort comes in response to macabre hidden-camera videos shot by the Center for Medical Progress of staff at Planned Parenthood talking about the grisly practice of chopping up fetuses for parts. There's a debate over whether the videos prove the center's claim that Planned Parenthood is ghoulishly trying to make a profit selling baby lungs, livers and hearts. There's less of a debate that the videos speak directly to the ugly nature of second-trimester abortions. Granted, a few extremists see nothing wrong in the...
  • Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly (vs. only 3 percent of whites)

    08/05/2015 5:51:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | August 5, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    A majority of blacks in the United States - more than 3 out of 5 - say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why. This information, from a survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, comes as the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, approaches its first anniversary and the nation continues to grapple with police-related deaths of black Americans. African-Americans said they felt especially targeted by the police. Half of black respondents, including 6 in 10 black men, said they...
  • 92-year-old registers to vote for first time, says will vote for Trump

    08/05/2015 5:35:49 AM PDT · by selfdefense · 11 replies
    WVLT Knoxville TN ^ | 08/05/2015 | selfdefense
    This 92-year-old citizen registered to vote for the very first time. "We got a good country but it's going downhill so fast and we need somebody in there who can straighten it out," says Corum. In the past, Corum says there hasn't been a candidate she was passionate about. That all changed when she heard one man speak. Corum says she plans to vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election.
  • Mega-Rich Hillary Cares Oh So Much for Nation's Poor

    08/05/2015 5:27:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Star Parker
    Hillary Clinton just spoke, along with Republican presidential contender and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, at the National Urban League Conference. She preceded Bush on stage and used the moment to seize his campaign slogan, "Right to Rise," and give it her own spin to attack the governor before he could speak. According to Clinton, "I don't think you can credibly say everyone has a right to rise and then say you're for ... repealing Obamacare. People can't rise if they can't afford health care. They can't rise if the minimum wage is too low to live on. They can't...
  • Mark Levin Worries About the Young

    08/05/2015 5:04:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Arrogant liberal journalists naturally assume that conservative talk radio only succeeds in making Americans dumber. They reach this conclusion by avoiding conservative talk radio entirely. The overwhelming majority would never dare appear on one of these shows and debate the conservative host. If one of them ever entered the ring with Mark Levin, they'd invoke the "mercy rule" before the first commercial break. In recent years, Levin has matched a brainy talk show with a series of brilliant political books. The latest is called "Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future." It's a good bet...
  • Politics Is Not the Path to Pro-Life Victory

    08/05/2015 4:52:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ron Paul
    During my time in Congress, I regularly introduced legislation forbidding organizations that perform abortions from receiving federal funding. The U.S. Government should not force taxpayers to subsidize an activity they believe is murder. Thus, while I was horrified by the recently released videos showing Planned Parenthood officials casually discussing selling the organs of aborted babies, I am glad that the reaction to these videos has renewed efforts to end federal funding of abortion. My experience in Congress does not leave me optimistic that federal funding of Planned Parenthood will be ended this year, however. This is not just because the...
  • Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy end their relationship

    08/05/2015 4:52:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 8/4/15 | PETER SBLENDORIO, DAVID HINCKLEY
    Kermit and Miss Piggy have split up and moved on. One of the great cross-species power couples of show biz will no longer be an item when ABC's new prime-time revival of "The Muppets" premieres on Sept. 22. (8 p.m.). The two sent out a joint tweet Tuesday confirming their separation, though Kermit admitted to TV writers here it happened some time ago.
  • Gun Lies

    08/05/2015 4:36:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | John Stossel
    My town, New York City, enforces rigid gun laws. Police refused to assign me a gun permit. The law doesn't even let me hold a fake gun on TV to demonstrate something. But New York politicians are so eager to vilify gun ownership that they granted an exception to the anti-gun group States United to Prevent Gun Violence. New York allowed States United to set up a fake gun store, where cameras filmed potential gun customers being spoofed by an actor pretending to be a gun-seller. "This a nine-millimeter semi-automatic. It's a very handy gun. It's easy to use," he...
  • Obama Puts Rural America In The Cross Hairs

    08/05/2015 4:28:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Yesterday, the president announced his Clean Power Plan, which is aimed to tackle the phantom threat of global warming. In doing so, the president has put rural America, black Americans, Hispanic Americans, and those on fixed-income seniors in the crosshairs. First, let’s go to what Obama said: Now, not everyone here is a scientist -- (laughter) -- but some of you are among the best scientists in the world. And what you and your colleagues have been showing us for years now is that human activities are changing the climate in dangerous ways. Levels of carbon dioxide, which heats up our atmosphere, are...
  • Clergy Advocacy Board Says Planned Parenthood Is ‘Doing God’s Work’

    08/05/2015 3:48:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/5/15 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Planned Parenthood’s Clergy Advocacy Board released a statement Tuesday condemning the pro-life advocacy group that produced a series of videos appearing to show Planned Parenthood officials and employees haggling over the sale of body parts harvested from "intact fetal cadavers," while sifting through dishes of tiny organs and limbs.According to the board, the taxpayer-funded abortion giant is simply “doing God’s work.”A series of videos released over the past two weeks by the Center for Medical Progress shows Planned Parenthood officials discussing the transfer of tissue and body parts from babies who have been aborted, some as late as 18 to...
  • Netflix introduces unlimited paid maternity and paternity leave

    08/05/2015 3:24:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Silicon Republic ^ | 8/5/15 | Kirsty Tobin
    Netflix is to give employees unlimited maternity and paternity leave during the first year after the birth or adoption of a child, it has been announced.... ...Parents can return part-time, full-time, or return and then go back out as needed. We’ll just keep paying them normally.” This is in stark contrast to the US’s maternity leave legislation, which mandates for a mere 12 weeks of paid leave. Paternity leave isn’t legislated for at all....
  • Same-Sex “Marriage” and the Crisis of Leadership

    08/05/2015 2:54:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Crisis ^ | 8/5/15 | Stephen M. Krason
    Many see the new putative constitutional right to same-sex “marriage” and the developments leading up to it as a result of a crisis of culture. It is that, to be sure, but it is also a result of a crisis of leadership. This has become further apparent in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision and, as I have stated in this column before, national leadership—at least after the dark night of the Obama era—must play a crucial role in resisting and overthrowing it.The political branches—Congress and the president—for the most part historically have not understood their...
  • Sandra Bland’s Mother Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

    08/05/2015 2:49:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 8/4/15 | Mitch Smith
    A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by the mother of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman found hanging in a Texas jail cell last month, contends that Ms. Bland should never have been arrested and that she was later held in dangerous conditions without proper supervision. The wrongful-death lawsuit named the Texas state trooper, Brian T. Encinia, who made the arrest, and two guards at the Waller County Jail, where Ms. Bland died, as defendants, along with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the county.
  • ‘Ferguson Uprising’ to Mark 1st Anniversary of Aug. 9, 2014

    08/05/2015 2:27:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Equal Voice News ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jim Suhr and Jim Salter, The Associated Press & Equal Voice Staff
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A silent march and a day of civil disobedience are among the events being planned this weekend in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old by a White police officer, an event that galvanized the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Organizers are calling it the “Ferguson Uprising Commemoration Weekend.” Plans announced last week include a silent march starting at 11 a.m. (Central) on Sunday from Canfield Drive, where Michael Brown was killed, to Greater St. Mark Family Church. The agenda from the Ferguson Action Council includes an art event, rap...
  • UK suicide tourist: 'ideal shelf life for people is 70'

    08/05/2015 2:09:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The death of a healthy British former nurse at a suicide clinic in Basel last month is igniting controversy in the UK at a time when the number of foreigners coming to end their lives in Switzerland is rising sharply. Gill Pharaoh, 75, decided to die with dignity in order to avoid “the kind of old age I have always dreaded and feared”. She set out her reasons in a blog before carrying out an assisted suicide at the Swiss clinic on July 21st. “I have always suspected that an ideal shelf life for many people is about 70 years,”...
  • Avoid intellect, logic when it comes to Islam, Perak mufti tells Cabinet

    08/05/2015 1:53:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Malay Mail ^ | 8/4/15
    Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria reminded federal ministers yesterday against issuing statements based on logic and intellect when it comes to Islam, claiming that the intellect is influenced by desires and subsequently susceptible to the devil. In a report carried by Malay daily Sinar Harian, the Perak mufti also warned Muslim ministers against deriding and belittling Islamic laws, as they risk breaching their oath of loyalty that was made in the name of Allah. “I advise them not to go overboard. Islam is based on faith… Don’t make any remarks based on the intellect or logic because they are laws of...
  • Proposed Muslim Cemetery Draws Opposition in Collin County

    08/05/2015 1:50:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 | Ben Russell
    A standing-room only crowd filled the Farmersville High School auditorium Tuesday for a town hall meeting about a proposed Muslim-owned cemetery outside of town. Much of the talk focused on negativity toward, and fear of, Islam. “I don’t like your religion, and I don’t even classify it as a religion,” said one man who spoke at the meeting. “Sometimes evil comes in sheep’s clothing, so that kind of bothers me,” a woman announced. Some residents in Farmersville are upset about plans to build an Islamic cemetery. People arrived Tuesday to a town hall meeting on the topic. (Published Tuesday, Aug....
  • 'Stalk them and kill them,' Farrakhan says, calling for 10,000 volunteers to kill whites

    08/05/2015 1:43:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 8/5/15 | Gregory Tomlin
    MIAMI (Christian Examiner) – In a sermon reminiscent of the fiery rhetoric of an Islamic State preacher, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, now 82, said in Miami the time has come for 10,000 black volunteers to kill white Americans.In the sermon at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Farrakhan said he was looking for "10,000 in the midst of the million ... 10,000 fearless men who say death is sweeter than continued life under tyranny" to retaliate against white Americans because of their alleged oppression of black people.Farrakhan said the Quran calls for retaliation when "slaves" are oppressed."Retaliation is a...
  • Tempers Flare As Huntington Park Appoints Undocumented Immigrants To City Commissions

    08/04/2015 10:15:30 PM PDT · by South40 · 14 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 4 AUG 2015
    HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA.com) — Huntington Park is making history and not everyone is happy about it. Councilman Jhonny Pineda announced at Monday night’s city council meeting the appointment of two undocumented immigrants as commissioners, CBS2/KCAL9’s Kara Finnstrom reports. “You are out of order!” one woman in the crowd yelled at the councilmembers during the meeting. Some critics say Pineda, who joined the council in March, specifically picked Medina and Zatarain because they worked on his campaign. Others say they don’t believe undocumented immigrants should serve the government this way.
  • Woman tries to eat crack cocaine in front of drug agents

    08/04/2015 9:41:56 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    WALB via MOV ^ | 8/1/2015 | Christian McKinney
    DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - A woman wanted for theft tried to eat and swallow crack cocaine while being arrested by officers. Agents with the Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit said Linda Blank, 48, encountered detectives on Cleveland Street near Dewey Avenue. ... As Blank was being arrested, agents discovered that she was attempting to chew up and swallow a small quantity of crack cocaine.
  • CRIME College Professor Accuses State Trooper of Racial Profiling —

    08/04/2015 8:31:47 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/4/15 | Liz Klimas
    Then Investigators Listened to the Dashcam Audio Minati Roychoudhuri was pulled over on Route 15 in Connecticut a few months ago and cited for an unsafe lane change. Roychoudhuri fought this infraction, saying that she was unfairly and racially profiled by the state trooper as evidenced by him asking her if she spoke English. Last week though, an internal investigation revealed this woman’s accusations were false, leading to a warrant for her arrest under a false statement charge. Roychoudhuri turned herself in on July 28. Minati Roychoudhuri was charged making a false statement after she accused a state trooper of...
  • Fifth Planned Parenthood Video Released -- and It Just Gets Worse

    08/04/2015 7:17:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The latest from Planned Parenthood, these videos from the group -- Center for Medical Progress -- that's made these videos. You know, every time they release videos, you think, "My God, how much worse can it get? It can't get any worse." And then each new release it gets worse. "Fifth Planned Parenthood Video Turns to Intact Fetuses." Now, the fourth video alludes to this. The fifth video gets descriptive. How about this as a pull quote: "Yeah, we had a really long day, and they're all mixed up together in a bag." Meaning the aborted fetuses. "Yeah," man,...
  • The Left, Not Fox News, Has Made Us All Crazy

    08/04/2015 7:10:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 4, 2015 | Mark Hemingway, senior writer, The Weekly Standard
    A new documentary, ‘How Fox News Made My Dad Crazy,’ reinforces the reality that it’s liberals who politicize everything. “I said some years ago that the genius of Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes was to have discovered a niche market in American broadcasting—half the American people,” Charles Krauthammer once observed. “The reason Fox News has thrived and grown is because it offers a vibrant and honest alternative to those who could not abide yet another day of the news delivered to them beneath layer after layer of often undisguised liberalism.” Since Fox’s creation in the mid-90s, the media has become...
  • Your Host Under Siege in Norfolk, VA

    08/04/2015 7:07:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday, remember there was the story about Dan Price, who has the credit card processing company out in Seattle. Back in April, you know the drill here, he announced that he read $70,000 is the magic salary. Everybody that makes 70 grand is pretty happy, pretty productive, and so he made a decision that everybody in his company in Seattle was gonna be paid $70,000, including him. He was earning over a million. He cut his own salary down to 70 grand. New hires got 70 grand. The most experienced people there got 70 grand. The slackers got 70...
  • Cecil the lion killer's $1million Florida vacation home vandalized with graffiti and pigs feet...

    08/04/2015 6:39:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/4/15 | Ashley Collman
    Angry vandals defaced the vacation home of lion killer Walter J Palmer overnight on Monday, while also littering the American dentist's driveway with pig's feet in a show of outrage over the death of a beloved lion named Cecil. Pictures taken Tuesday morning outside the 55-year-old's $1million vacation home in Marco Island, Florida show the garage door spray painted with the words 'Lion killer!' and a handful of orange pig's feet scattered across the front of the house. Palmer has been in hiding ever since he was identified last month as the big game hunter behind the cruel killing of...
  • Do nothing Republicans on climate change

    08/04/2015 6:33:50 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/04/2015 | Eugene Robinson
    The vast majority of scientists who have devoted their professional lives to studying the Earth's climate believe human-induced warming is an urgent problem requiring bold action. Republican candidates for president insist they know better.
  • The Teen Who Exposed a Professor’s Myth [About Anti-Irish Discrimination]

    08/04/2015 6:21:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 65 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/1/2015 | Ben Collins
    The Internet has been buzzing about how discrimination against the Irish was a myth. All it took was a high schooler to prove them wrong. Rebecca Fried had no intention of preserving the record of a persecuted people whose strife was ready to be permanently written off in the eyes of history as exaggerated, imagined, or even invented. That's because Rebecca was too busy trying to get through the 8th grade. In 2002, University of Illinois-Chicago history professor Richard J. Jensen printed “No Irish Need Apply: A Myth of Victimization.” His abstract begins: “Irish Catholics in America have a vibrant...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Kind Of Adventure Do You Crave Quiz - Wednesday, August 5,2015

    08/04/2015 6:00:04 PM PDT · by LUV W · 88 replies
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  • Liberal defenders of the poor still fascinated with Scott Walker’s credit card debt

    08/04/2015 5:38:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I suppose Scott Walker is still polling a little too well for the comfort level of liberal commentators. If that weren’t the case, one wonders if they would still be so obsessed with the financial situation of one of the least wealthy candidates for the presidency. But since this tired story is being whipped up for another lap around the campaign track, let’s check in on the latest financial burdens being discussed around the kitchen table in the Walker household. (National Journal) Gov. Scott Walker has two credit-card debts of more than $10,000 apiece on separate cards and is...
  • 2054 [news of the future]

    08/04/2015 4:59:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/4/15 | Carl Eric Scott
    The news of tomorrow: “Some time this March the 100 millionth abortion in the United States since the Roe v. Wade decision was performed, assuming the so-called O’Bannon model used by the National Right to Life Council to determine the number of abortions is correct.” The news of today: we see a Planned Parenthood worker having a laugh about the day’s catch of aborted fetuses being “all mixed-up together in a bag.” (Around the 10 minute mark of the video David French linked here—and warning: if you go a bit further into the video, the contents of that bag get...
  • The Trump Effect

    08/04/2015 4:39:09 PM PDT · by Talisker · 34 replies
    Today something very interesting happened, something that made me go hmm... and then burst out laughing. I’ve decided to call it “The Trump Effect." In a nutshell, on the show “The View,” Kelly Osbourne said: “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet Donald Trump?” And then the rest of the feminists on the show tried to cover up her faux pas, followed by Ms. Osbourne doing the typical after-show liberal weeping mea culpa crap, and then everyone just "forgetting" it ever happened. And, of course, everything on TV is...
  • The media's 5 stages of grief over Donald Trump

    08/04/2015 4:28:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Vox ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ezra Klein
    A new Bloomberg poll shows Donald Trump dominating the GOP field with 21 percent of the vote — more than twice what Jeb Bush is pulling in, and 21 times Bobby Jindal's support. Poor Bobby Jindal. The crosstabs aren't online, but Bloomberg's Joshua Green has them, and he's been tweeting out some of the findings. The main takeaway? Trump's support is growing among all factions of the Republican Party. The idea that his supporters are a single kind of Republican — an angry, but marginalized, group — increasingly seems wrong. (TWEETS-AT-LINK)Media coverage of Trump's campaign has been going through something...
  • Empire State Building’s $1M Cecil the lion display outrages ‘Black Lives Matter’ supporters

    08/04/2015 4:18:58 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 87 replies
    Washington Times ^ | AUgust 5, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    he Empire State Building’s projection of Cecil the lion and other endangered animals is being criticized for ignoring the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Along with Cecil, whose illegal killing sparked an international uproar, a snow leopard, tigers, lemurs and various snakes, birds and sea creatures were projected onto the building using 40 projectors, CNN reported.
  • Denmark Bans Kosher and Halal Animal Slaughter

    08/04/2015 3:54:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28 | Dan Kedrney
    “Animal rights come before religion” Editor’s note: This story was published in error; it incorrectly suggested that Denmark’s ban is new. See correction appended Denmark enacted a sweeping ban on the religious slaughter of animals in 2014, prompting a furious backlash from Jewish and Muslim community representatives.
  • Iran Deal Is Obama's Foreign Policy Obamacare

    08/04/2015 3:52:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    resident Obama's sordid Iran nuke deal is looking more and more like the foreign policy version of Obamacare. It's duplicitous, secretive, destructive and legacy-driven, and he's going to have to go full community organizer to get it passed. This deal was born in hell. It is the culmination of Obama's dangerously flawed philosophy that you enhance national security through appeasement. If we can secure a deal with Satan's stepchild, after all, we can remake the globe into the peaceful utopia progressives romantically envision. Never mind that this terrorist theocracy, by its own admission, is immune to rehabilitation. "Death to America,...
  • Alien and stranger in a foreign land

    08/04/2015 3:51:01 PM PDT · by uscga77 · 3 replies
    I feel exactly the same as my friend and classmate, Don on FB who gave me permission to quote him: "Sitting here trying to down my salad listening to the audio of the 5th tape where Planned Parenthood is discussing selling intact dead babies. It is chilling to me the thought of these babies being tossed in a communal garbage bag. Do you think anyone at PP is the least bit concerned or are they giving us the collective eff you behind closed doors? Anyone who thinks this is about a "woman's right to choose", kindly unfriend me...I would be...
  • Kelly Osbourne to Trump: If you kick out all the Latinos, who’s going to clean your toilet, huh?

    08/04/2015 2:27:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    I think I speak for all of us when I say, “Who’s Kelly Osbourne?”The best part of this is an offended Rosie Perez apologizing to Osbourne after being reminded that they should focus on the Common Enemy. Perez clarified the point Collins was trying to make, saying, “There are a lot of Latinos here in this country that do agree that the immigration problem is a problem and it does need to be addressed and it does need to be fixed. But [Trump] making those comments [about rapists]—those racist comments—does not help.”“If you kick every Latino out of this...
  • Trump Deserves a Darwin Award

    08/04/2015 2:23:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/30/2015 | Spengler
    My inbox is full of emails touting Donald Trump’s “Time to Get Tough” book, now with Rush Limbaugh’s endorsement. He blames most of America’s problems on a “tidal wave” of illegal Hispanic immigrants and unfair Chinese trade practices. He reminds me of H.L. Mencken’s classic one-liner: “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.” One might add, “dangerous,” because Trump appeals to our desire to blame someone else for problems we created. If you want something to worry about, have a look at the math questions that Chinese high school students have to...
  • Stewart Uses Sexual Gesture to Attack Walker’s Appearance at Koch Event (Stewart's final week)

    08/04/2015 2:10:46 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 4, 2015 | 2:46 PM EDT | Jeffrey Meyer
    As Jon Stewart wraps up his final week as host of the Daily Show, he used his Monday night show to attack a recent Koch brothers event that featured numerous Republican presidential candidates in attendance. Stewart opened up his broadcast by making a crude sexual joke at the expense of the GOPers in attendance who “worked the talking points and cradled the special interests in the hopes of one of them after a period of 45 minutes to an hour would induce the money shot. And really, they didn't care which Koch went off.” Later in the segment, the Daily...
  • GOP Debate buzzer beater in Cleveland?

    CLEVELAND — With just hours to go before the first presidential debate of the 2016 cycle a spate of new polls have shown up just ahead of the deadline. Invitations to the Fox News/Facebook/Ohio Republican Party debate will be based on the most recent, methodologically sound polling of national Republican primary voters. In addition to a fresh poll from Fox News, pollsters for CBS News, and Bloomberg have dropped surveys ahead of the final tabulations. The polls all agree that Donald Trump is a center-stage participant in the 9 p.m. ET debate for the top ten. And for perennial top-flight...
  • Robert Conquest, Seminal Historian of Soviet Misrule, Dies at 98

    08/04/2015 1:58:43 PM PDT · by Borges · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/4/2015 | BRENDA CRONIN And ALAN CULLISON
    Robert Conquest, an Anglo-American historian whose works on the terror and privation under Joseph Stalin made him the pre-eminent Western chronicler of the horrors of Soviet rule, died Monday in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 98 years old. Mr. Conquest’s master work, “The Great Terror,” was the first detailed account of the Stalinist purges from 1937 to 1939. He estimated that under Stalin, 20 million people perished from famines, Soviet labor camps and executions—a toll that eclipsed that of the Holocaust. Writing at the height of the Cold War in 1968, when sources about the Soviet Union were scarce, Mr....
  • B-52 bombers demonstrate their long reach in mock bombing run from US to Australia

    08/04/2015 1:33:56 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 36 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 4th August 2015
    TWO B-52 bombers flew 44 hours non-stop from Louisiana to the Northern Territory on a simulated bombing run last month — all to deliver a message to China. The lumbering, 1950s vintage dinosaurs lifted off from the Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, United States, on July 1. Their mission: to be BAAD. That’s military speak for yet more military speak: “bomber assurance and deterrence”. Translated, it means sending a message to Australia and the nations of South East Asia that the United States is willing and capable of assisting its allies. It was also a demonstration — to China...
  • Archdiocese settles sexual abuse claims for $21 million

    08/04/2015 1:23:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-4-15 | Annysa Johnson
    The Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday it will pay $21 million to compensate victims of childhood sexual abuse under a settlement agreement announced Tuesday — a deal that clears the way to ending its nearly 5-year-old bankruptcy. Of the 575 men and women who filed sex abuse claims in the bankruptcy, 330 would receive financial settlements of varying amounts, to be determined by an administrator appointed by the bankruptcy court. Federal law requires the settlement to be approved by a bankruptcy judge. It's also not known how many additional millions of dollars will go to pay fees of numerous attorneys...