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  • Sharpton, Eric Garner’s Family Pray for Fallen NYPD Officers

    12/26/2014 12:34:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    EURWeb ^ | December 26, 2014 | Staff
    *New York Cares, the group that finds coats for homeless men and women to brave the winter months, launched their distribution at the New York City rescue mission on Christmas with Rev. Al Sharpton, his National Action Network and the family of Eric Garner on hand. Sharpton handed out food, along with gifts to children. He was joined by Garner’s widow Esaw and his mother, Gwen Carr, on the Garner family’s first Christmas since his death from a police chokehold. The family and Sharpton also observed a moment of silence for the two NYPD officers shot to death in...
  • Official NORAD Santa Tracker

    12/24/2014 1:41:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    NORAD ^ | 12/24/14
    Official NORAD Santa Tracker
  • Bill aims to get inspectors out of home kitchens

    12/26/2014 12:05:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | December 26, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    BLAND, Va. — Virginians who try to sell homemade food from their kitchens are feeling the heat from state and local inspectors.“I have to turn down my neighbors when they ask if they can buy pesto I make from my own basil plants,” says Bernadette Barber, a farmer in Lancaster, Va.And this isn’t just a rural phenomenon.In Arlington, government inspectors shut down a home-based soup maker, even though no customer complaints had been registered. Others have encountered similar fates, stripping them of needed income.Legislation served up for the 2015 General Assembly would turn the tables.HB 1290, sponsored by Delegate Rob...
  • GOP’s 2016 slate may be its most diverse ever, don’t expect the candidates to talk much about it.

    12/26/2014 11:54:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/2014 | By KATIE GLUECK and TARINI PARTI
    Bobby Jindal is Indian-American, but you’ll never hear him describe himself that way. Marco Rubio insists he’s an “American of Hispanic descent.” And Ted Cruz “certainly” identifies as Hispanic, but he didn’t run for office as “the Hispanic guy.” These Republican lawmakers, along with African-American conservative favorite Ben Carson, look poised to make the 2016 GOP presidential field the party’s most diverse ever. They are all mulling over White House runs as the GOP continues to struggle with minority voters and as racial tensions over police conduct have captivated the nation. But none is planning to play up his race...
  • Federal judge upholds Obama’s executive amnesty over challenge from Joe Arpaio

    12/26/2014 11:50:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/26/2014 | AllahPundit
    A bummer from D.C., especially coming so soon after a federal judge in Pennsylvania held that the amnesty was unconstitutional. Don’t fret, though. A similar lawsuit, led by incoming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and joined by 24 different states, has already been filed in Texas with a hearing scheduled early next month. The judge in that case is a Bush appointee who’s been critical of Obama’s DHS on immigration in the past. I like those odds. Worry about losing that one, not this one, as all it’ll take is a circuit split to force this issue before the Supreme...
  • Max Blumenthal: ‘America Sniper’ Chris Kyle was just a popular mass murderer [Immoral equivalency]

    12/26/2014 11:48:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/26/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    IÂ’ve watched the film depiction of the life of the late Chris Kyle, AmericaÂ’s deadliest sniper, Navy SEAL, and veterans advocate, twice. It is a gripping portrayal, but it is a portrayal nonetheless. While the screenplay perhaps lacks nuance, it is also a product of Hollywood and should be considered a truncated and dramatized version of one manÂ’s life story. The complexities of biography often elude filmmakers who are charged with creating dense and intricate portraits of a human being in 120 minutes. Nevertheless, the movie is quite enjoyable. The performances are stirring and the wartime themes, difficult as...
  • Republicans warm to Loretta Lynch

    12/26/2014 11:15:29 AM PST · by 4buttons · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/23/14 | Seung Min Kim
    “I want to see what happens in the hearings,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said. “But certainly I’m supportive.” McCain and Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) all said in interviews they have met with Lynch privately and are inclined to vote in favor of her nomination. “I would say yes, unless something comes up during the hearings,” Fischer said when asked if she was leaning toward backing Lynch.
  • At Christmastime, George W. Bush was Santa, Obama is Scrooge

    12/26/2014 11:06:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    Every year, in the week between Christmas and New Year’s, I think about George W. Bush. It was in that week each year for the eight years I covered him as a reporter that he gave me a spectacular gift — and he knew it. I started covering the newly elected president in 2000, when I was in my 30s. Back then, as a reporter for The Washington Times, we went everywhere the president went. If he went to Charlotte, North Carolina, to give a 30-minute speech on an airport tarmac, we went. Up at 4 a.m., an hourlong commute...
  • John Muir’s allure endures, even 100 years after his death

    12/26/2014 10:44:50 AM PST · by Borges · 17 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 12/25/2014 | Jennifer Modenessi
    On Christmas Eve in 1914, famed naturalist John Muir lay in a Los Angeles hospital bed, taking his last few breaths. A prolific nature writer and passionate preservationist, the 74-year-old spent his final moments racked with pneumonia, hundreds of miles from the 17-room Martinez Edwardian mansion he called home. A century later, Muir’s former residence — now the John Muir National Historic Site — is where national park staffers and about 30 Muir enthusiasts gathered on a gray Christmas Eve morning to mark the passing of the man who co-founded the Sierra Club and preserved Yosemite and other natural park...
  • Florida Becomes 3rd Largest State Following California and Texas, New York Drops to 4th;

    12/26/2014 10:35:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The US census bureau reports Florida Passes New York to Become the Nation’s Third Most Populous State I added the dashed red line to show the stagnation in Illinois. The Bureau Reports .... By adding an average of 803 new residents each day between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014, Florida passed New York to become the nation’s third most populous state, according to U.S. Census Bureau state population estimates released today. Florida’s population grew by 293,000 over this period, reaching 19.9 million. The population of New York increased by 51,000 to 19.7 million. California remained the nation’s most...
  • Apple And Samsung: Here’s What Happens When The Money Begins To Run Out

    12/26/2014 10:19:05 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 72 replies
    PixoBebo ^ | Friday, December 26, 2014 | Kate MacKenzie
    You knew this had to happen. While Samsung and other Android smartphone vendors bask in the glory of marketshare vs. Apple’s iPhone and iPad, it’s Apple that walks away with most of the profits. Without profits, tech companies have to tighten their belts, cut back on R&D (research and development), close stores, and reduce the product line. Guess which high profile tech company is doing all that? If you guessed Apple, you’d be so far off the mark that you’re probably in need of public assistance for watching too much Faux News and reading Business Insider. It’s not Apple. It’s...
  • Merry Christmas for Folks Who Like to Laugh

    12/26/2014 10:15:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Yesterday, as part of a column about the burden of regulation, I shared a couple of Christmas-themed videos, as well as a tragic story of Santa Claus getting arrested by the IRS. During previous Christmas seasons, thereÂ’s been other topical humor. This video showing how the North Pole would function if Obama had control.Another video, this one featuring Santa Claus griping about government red tape.The perfect present if you have any Timmy Geithner fans in your family.Cartoons showing what would happen if Obama replaced Santa Claus. ThereÂ’s more, but letÂ’s focus on augmenting our list with some new cartoons.HereÂ’s Robert...
  • Man Killed, 2 Hurt In Christmas Night Shooting [3 UNARMED Blacks Shot; Holder Won't Visit]

    12/26/2014 9:44:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 12/25/14
    Three people were shot, one fatally, in a Christmas night shooting in Overtown and police are still looking for the gunman. According to Miami police investigators, a group of people were standing outside of the Express Food Center at 467 NW 8th Street around 8 p.m. Thursday night when suddenly, someone opened fire outside of the corner food store.
  • As You Celebrate Christmas, Please Remember Our Brave Men and Women in Uniform

    12/26/2014 9:33:50 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 1 replies
    IJReview ^ | 12/25/2014 | Mike Miller
    Video at link ... Soldiers Silent NightAs the war in Afghanistan winds down, our troops remain in harm’s way in that war-torn country, and Iraq as well. This Christmas, please pause to remember them, their families and the many sacrifices they make so that we may continue to live free. Merry Christmas to our brave men and women in uniform. May you all safely return to your loved ones.
  • A New Poster Child for Black on White Crime

    12/26/2014 8:45:23 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2014
    Paige Stalker might be alive today had she learned about Routine Activity Theory. But she is dead and two of her friends are critically wounded, the latest poster children for R.A.T.: White people in black neighborhoods should expect to be the victims of racial violence. Paige was one of five teenagers from an upscale neighborhood in nearby Grosse Point who were on their way to the movies three days before Christmas when they decided to pull over and smoke marijuana in Detroit. While they were getting a high, a black man with a high-powered rifle approached their car and fired...
  • Man kicked off American Airlines plane after rage over 'Merry Christmas' greeting

    12/26/2014 8:42:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 75 replies
    When a gate agent greeting everyone the same way told him "Merry Christmas", he responded "You shouldn't say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas." "Well, what should I say then?" the agent reportedly replied. "Don't say, 'Merry Christmas!'" the man retorted, now shouting, before walking past her onto the plane. After a flight attendant greeted the unidentified man with the same Yuletide cheer, he snapped and began lecturing the staff about why they shouldn't say "Merry Christmas." The crew unsuccessfully tried calming him down before he was escorted off the plane.
  • 33 Examples of Intolerant Liberalism in 2014

    12/26/2014 8:39:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/26/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    2014 may be remembered as the year of intolerant liberalism, also dubbed the new intolerance, dogmatic liberalism and illiberal liberalism.In no particular order, here are 33 examples of intolerant liberalism in 2014:1. "Duck Dynasty"The year began with a controversy surrounding the popular television show Duck Dynasty. In January, A&E announced the reinstatement of Phil Robertson after he was initially suspended from the show for controversial remarks about homosexuality.2. HHS Continues to Force Americans to Support Products for Which They Have Ethical ObjectionsEven after a repudiation from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Obama administration has continued its effort to force some...
  • Rand Paul’s Cluelessness on Cuba

    12/26/2014 8:10:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Now where have we previously heard Senator Rand Paul’s cliché-fest that constitutes his rebuttal to Senator Marco Rubio on Cuba sanctions? Well, from The Council on Foreign Relations to the New York Times and from Hillary Clinton to The Congressional Black Caucus—and that’s for starters. And oh, we also heard it repeatedly from every single one of the KGB-trained Cuban spies convicted by U.S. juries recently. “The embargo is Castro’s best friend,” Clinton chanted to an extremely friendly audience at the Council on Foreign Relations back in June while citing and promoting her book Hard Choices. The sanctions give “Castro...
  • The opposition to Mayor de Blasio reached new heights

    12/26/2014 7:48:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2014 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Opposition to de Blasio reaches new heights By Yaron Steinbuch December 26, 2014 | 10:20am The opposition to Mayor de Blasio reached new heights Friday – with a plane flying a banner reading “De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned To You” over the Hudson River. Ashley Chalmers, owner of Jersey Shore Aerial Advertising, the company that flew the banner, declined to reveal from the airborne plane who hired him for the flight. John Cardillo, a blogger and former NYPD cop, tweeted that he was contacted by a “coalition of NYPD cops, Detectives, and supervisors” and asked to release their statement:...
  • Google Goes Off the Climate Change Deep End

    12/26/2014 7:45:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's note: This article was co-authored by Chris Skates. In a recent interview with National Public Radio host Diane Rehm, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said his company “has a very strong view that we should make decisions in politics based on facts. And the facts of climate change are not in question anymore. Everyone understands climate change is occurring, and the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place. We should not be aligned with such people. They’re just literally lying.” While he didn’t vilify us by name,...
  • ‘Best Xmas party of the year': #BlackLivesMatter Trashes Oakland

    12/26/2014 7:35:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Dec 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    ‘Best Xmas party of the year': #BlackLivesMatter Trashes Oakland by Joel B. Pollak 26 Dec 2014 Demonstrators participating in a Christmas Day “Black Lives Matter” protest in Oakland against police smashed store windows, injured a journalist, and vandalized the city’s main Christmas tree in Jack London Square in the latest violence associated with the movement.
  • Obama's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

    12/26/2014 7:24:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    There is no way to sugarcoat the past year, except to say that, with a rare exceptions, it's been one of our nation's worst in many years. In the areas of greatest concern, things have grown a lot worse for those in the bottom half of the income scale in a still-uneven, job-challenged economy across most of the nation. The Gallup Poll reports this week that only 23 percent of all Americans they survey each month "were satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S." That number has precipitously fallen to "the lower end of what Gallup has...
  • Liberal Congressman Rangel Insists Protesters Never Chanted They Want “Dead Cops”

    12/26/2014 7:17:11 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    – Then He’s Shown Video Of Them Saying It…New York Rep. Charles Rangel was on CNN this morning being interviewed by Ashleigh Banfield. During the otherwise fairly agreeable interview, Rangel insisted that protest chants calling for “dead cops” never happened, and he was shown proof otherwise After being shown evidence contrary to his claim, Rangel changed gears and said the behavior he denied existed was unacceptable saying they must be mentally ill
  • ‘Best Xmas party of the year': #BlackLivesMatter Trashes Oakland

    12/26/2014 7:03:25 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/26/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Demonstrators participating in a Christmas Day “Black Lives Matter” protest in Oakland against police smashed store windows, injured a journalist, and vandalized the city’s main Christmas tree in Jack London Square in the latest violence associated with the movement.
  • NYPD: 7 arrested for allegedly posting, phoning in threats to officers

    12/26/2014 6:55:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/26/2014 | By David Shortell and Sarah Jorgensen
    Seven men have been arrested in connection with alleged threats made toward police officers since Saturday afternoon, when two NYPD officers were shot in the head from behind while sitting in their patrol car, New York City police said. Police said in a statement Wednesday that they have assessed hundreds of online postings and calls to 911 and pressed the public to continue to report any suspicious activity. "All threats against members of the NYPD are taken seriously and are investigated immediately to determine the credibility and origin of the information," the statement read. The arrests come as an investigation...
  • Democrats the real party of the rich

    12/26/2014 6:53:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    One of the great misconceptions in American politics is that Republicans are the party of the rich.  That title belongs to the Democrats, who regularly garner the big bucks of America’s moneyed elite.  David Elliott of the AP reports: For as often as Democrats attack the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch for their heavy spending on politics, it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash in the just completed midterm elections. At least, that is, among those groups that must disclose what they raise and spend. Among the top 100 individual donors to political groups, more...
  • Balancing the Old and the New

    12/26/2014 6:48:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Linda Chavez
    The week between Christmas and New Year's used to be one of my favorites. It was my end-of-year respite at work. I looked forward to quiet days in my office, with few phone calls, no visitors and a relaxed dress code. Time to clean my desk, pack up books I'd bought but never got around to reading (and never would) and throw out the stack of studies and policy papers that might have made good columns but had grown stale. Not anymore. The first change came a couple of decades ago, when I stopped going into an office -- other...
  • Legal marijuana drawing homeless to Colorado

    12/26/2014 6:48:42 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 47 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | 12/24/2014 | /Doug Pensinger
    DENVER -- Chris Easterling was sick of relying on drug dealers in Minneapolis when he needed marijuana to help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis. They were flaky, often leaving the homeless man without the drug when he needed relief the most. So he moved to Denver, where legal pot dispensaries are plentiful and accessible. Easterling is among a growing number of homeless people who have recently come to Colorado seeking its legal marijuana, and who now remain in the state and occupy beds in shelters, according to service providers. While no state agency records how many homeless people were...
  • Warming the Season With Heated Debate

    12/26/2014 6:42:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    Tis the season when we're supposed to be jolly, our lives brightened by lights on the Christmas tree, candles on the menorah, gift giving and gift receiving, warming us however frightful the weather outside. Nearly everyone can find something to like in the season. But there's lots that must be liked with trepidation. We join with family and friends to celebrate and ventilate, sometimes amicably, sometimes not. We're quick to argue, often merely about different perceptions. Disputes break out not only about what we see, but how we see it, whether in print or on screen, big or small, on...
  • Terrence Tusan's motives a mystery [Howard U RB killed committing robbery]

    12/26/2014 6:34:25 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 31 replies
    espn ^ | December 26, 2014, 2:42 AM ET
    A former coach and family friend of the Howard Bison running back who was one of two suspects fatally shot during an attempted robbery in Texas says Terrence Neal Tusan was a "good kid" and student. Tusan, 22, was killed on Sunday at a Denton, Texas, apartment complex. Denton police say five people were involved in some sort of altercation during the home-invasion robbery. "He was a good kid," Clarence Nevels, a former coach and mentor to Tusan, told the Denton Record-Chronicle. "He had good grades and was just down at AT&T Stadium for Thanksgiving Day Madness Youth Football speaking...
  • Dow 18,000: Have Stocks Come Too Far Too Fast?

    12/26/2014 6:30:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 12/26/2014 | By Anthony Mirhaydari
    Thhe Dow Jones Industrial Average topped the 18,000 level for the first time ever on Tuesday. That's quite a feat, made all the more impressive by the way it happened, coming out of the early December weakness. Up for five days in a row, the Dow has surged 1,000 points in just one week. Historically, December is the best single month of the year for large-cap stocks — Santa Claus rallies and all that good cheer. And the market has been demonstrating some remarkable consistency lately, with the S&P 500 rising for 29 consecutive days coming out of the October...
  • Protesters' next stop: Fox News, New York Post

    12/26/2014 6:26:47 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/26/2014 | Aaron Klein
    The Occupy movement and other leftist groups are attempting to use the anti-cop furor for a “die-in” and “shutdown” protest targeting Fox News and the New York Post. The demonstration is scheduled for Jan. 2 at New Corporation’s Midtown Manhattan headquarters, with invitations posted at Occupy-affiliated Facebook pages. The invitation reads: “As many already know The NY POST is a newspaper that is owned and controlled by the Right Winger Rupert Murdoch, who in essence is a corporate racist that continually supports and disseminates racist, classist, sexist and all forms of pro 1% misinformation through his NY POST newspaper as...
  • Police: 9 shot at Miami basketball court during drive-by [Sharpton Says Nothing]

    12/26/2014 6:26:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    WFLX-TV ^ | 12/23/14
    Police say nine people who were playing basketball at a Miami park have been injured, one critically, in a drive-by shooting. Miami-Dade police were still searching for the shooter Tuesday morning. They say they don't yet have a motive for the Monday afternoon shooting at Arcola Lakes Park. Authorities say a car approached the courts and a passenger opened fire. Police say a 16-year-old boy was struck in the head....
  • Democrats Can't Be Dad

    12/26/2014 5:50:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Democrats have done very well politically by convincing voters that they are, in a very broad sense, on the side of the little guy. "Republicans," they say, "take care of the rich, but we Democrats are the party that brought you Social Security, Medicare, Head Start, the Civil Rights Act, free school lunches, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and Obamacare. We are the party that will tax rich Republicans to fund government programs that help poor and middle-class Democrats." Like mothers, Democrats are nurturing and supportive. There are a few little problems with this narrative. Most of those programs,...
  • Why Obama loves golf, basketball and all things athletic [BO Cult Worship Runs Deep in Media]

    12/26/2014 5:39:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/26/14 | ARDEN FARHI
    After nearly a week of vacation in Hawaii, the president's scorecard looks like this: four rounds of golf, three visits to the gym, a trip to the bowling alley and a hike through the wilds of Oahu. It's a fairly typical Hawaiian presidential getaway, filled with athletic pursuits for a relentlessly competitive commander in chief in search of a worthy adversary.
  • "They Can't Breathe": A Salute to NYC's Finest

    12/26/2014 5:36:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Carl Jackson
    hat did we expect from this chant? "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!" Nothing good could come out of such evil words. Two New York Police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were murdered execution style by a 28-year-old black male named Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley who may have been radicalized by the Muslim Brotherhood. Additionally, he may have suffered from some form of mental illness. Frankly, I'm not sure which of the two contributed more to the shooting, but you can bet the left-wing media will make a case for the latter. In the...
  • American Airlines boots man from plane after ‘Merry Christmas’ prompts meltdown

    12/26/2014 5:29:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    A passenger was booted from his flight out of La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after the holiday greeting “Merry Christmas” caused him to have a meltdown. “Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ ” the man said while boarding his flight, The New York Post reported Wednesday. When the flight attendant for American Airlines Flight 1140 asked him what he would prefer, he replied, “Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ “
  • Is Elizabeth Warren the candidate America needs?

    12/26/2014 4:40:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk
    US Senator Elizabeth Warren has been a liberal favourite since her election in 2012. An outspoken critic of big business and a proponent of more regulation on the banking industry, the Massachusetts Democrat earlier this month led an effort to stop the $1.1tn government funding bill because it included changes to the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that imposed strict rules on Wall Street. Now Warren’s liberal supporters are touting her as a viable alternative to former Secretary of State and presumed Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton for president in 2016. The left-liberal website MoveOn.org recently launched a campaign to draft Warren...
  • Cultural Winner and Losers, 2014

    12/26/2014 4:09:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Looking back at our popular culture in 2014, it appears that Hollywood's power is on the wane. Politically, the leftist celebrities and the "Rock the Vote" gang couldn't help dig the Democrats out of their rut. Even that paragon of permissiveness Sandra Fluke couldn't exploit her Limbaugh-victim aura to win a state Senate seat in libertine California. The year's biggest loser was Sony, which looked pathetically powerless in the wake of an alleged North Korea's hack attack. Worst yet were the people involved. A clearly frustrated George Clooney announced there was no one in that industry willing to sign a...
  • The Communist Resurgence

    12/26/2014 3:53:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Few, if any, would have guessed that as we arrive at the end of 2014, Barack Obama would give a Christmas present to communists around the world. Two communist regimes, Cuba and North Korea, defeated Barack Obama the week before Christmas. The North Koreans were able to hack a Hollywood film company's computers. That company, Sony Pictures, intended to release "The Interview," a comedy about the assassination of North Korea's Dear Leader. They have no plans to do so now. The North Koreans released confidential financial data about the company, released damaging internal emails, and when those efforts did not...
  • Americans appear comfortable with political dynasties (Not really says the author)

    12/26/2014 3:03:49 AM PST · by raybbr · 9 replies
    Yahoo.news ^ | 12/25/2014 | Nancy Benac
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Again? Really? There are more than 300 million people in America, yet the same two families keep popping up when it comes to picking a president. The possibility of a Bush-Clinton matchup in 2016 is increasingly plausible. After months of hints and speculation, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he's actively exploring a bid for the Republican nomination. And while Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn't revealed her intentions, she's seen as the odds-on favorite for the Democratic nomination. Between them, the two potential rivals have three presidents and a U.S. senator in the branches of their family trees....
  • Evidence discovered that 'ocean acidification' scare may be as fraudulent as 'global warming'

    12/26/2014 1:36:56 AM PST · by Dad was my hero · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A startling discovery by a graduate student has uncovered what looks like a fraud remarkably parallel to the infamous “Hockey stick” graph of Michael Mann that purported to show global temperatures skyrocketing when atmospheric CO2 rose, but only did so because “hide the decline” was the operating principle in selecting data. For those who have not been keeping up with the alarmist follies, alleged ocean acidification has joined and supplemented the rapidly-fading alleged global warming threat as an urgent reason to stop emitting CO2, and hand money and power over to regulators who would control the production of energy, the...
  • Two more NY men arrested for threatening police after officers killed

    12/26/2014 12:57:49 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Dec 25, 2014 | Reuters
    Two more men have been arrested for threatening New York police, including one who called the precinct headquarters of two officers killed as they sat in their patrol car and asked to speak to one of them, a police spokesman said on Thursday. The arrests bring to six the number of those detained for threats against the New York Police Department since officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot on Saturday by a gunman seeking revenge for unarmed black men killed by police. Tyrone Melville, 41, of Manhattan, was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly called the switchboard of...
  • Doctors [in the U.K.] told to report patients who put on weight

    12/26/2014 12:33:35 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 25 Dec 2014 | Laura Donnelly
    GPs will be asked to identify patients who are putting on weight under a new national programme to help fight obesity. Simon Stevens, the head of the NHS, said it was time for Britain to "get back in shape" in order to protect millions of people from a host of obesity-related diseases. Under the scheme, family doctors will be asked to identify anyone who has gained weight and is at risk of diabetes – particularly those aged below 40. They will then be offered tests for pre-diabetes, followed by healthy lifestyle advice and close monitoring to ensure they are eating...
  • 13-year-old girl: My father gave me to Boko Haram to be a suicide bomber

    12/25/2014 9:48:45 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Dec 25 2014 | IBRAHIM GARBA
    A 13-year-old says her father gave her to Boko Haram extremists and that she was arrested after refusing to explode a suicide bomb. ... The girl told a news conference Wednesday night that she saw many people being buried alive at the Boko Haram camp where her father took her in Bauchi state, east of Kano.
  • Teenager Shot In Missouri: So What?

    12/25/2014 9:24:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 24, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    One of this morning’s big news stories is the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Antonio Martin by a policeman in Berkeley, Missouri–a place that, the Associated Press tells us helpfully, is “just a few miles from Ferguson.” The Antonio Martin shooting is currently the top story on Google News, and it is being headlined on pretty much every newspaper’s website. But why? What makes this a major news story? The Michael Brown and Eric Garner stories that preceded it, obviously. But what made them worldwide news? Or, to go back in time, what made the Trayvon Martin case a cause célčbre,...
  • Everything Is Awesome! Well, not everything. But America’s looking much better than you think.

    12/25/2014 8:57:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | December 24, 2014 | Michael Grunwald
    ood news! The U.S. economy grew at a rollicking 5 percent rate in the third quarter. Oh, and it added 320,000 jobs in November, the best of its unprecedented 57 straight months of private-sector employment growth. Just in time for Christmas, the Dow just hit an all-time high and the uninsured rate is approaching an all-time low. Consumer confidence is soaring, inflation is low, gas prices are plunging, and the budget deficit is shrinking. You no longer hear much about the Ebola crisis that dominated the headlines in the fall, much less the border crisis that dominated the headlines over...
  • The landmine in labeling someone ‘black’

    12/25/2014 8:26:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 25, 2014 | Esther J. Cepeda
    Baltimore — More than 500 protesters marched from Empowerment Temple Church on Primrose Avenue north on Reisterstown Road to Reisterstown Road Plaza for "Black Lives Matter Sunday." On Reisterstown Road, near the entrance to the shopping center, the protesters formed a circle and many laid down to stage a die-in to show solidarity with Michael Brown.CHICAGO — Everyone understands that words matter. Observers of my writing know that I hopscotch my way through racial and ethnic labels quite a bit, using the conventions of my source materials whenever possible so as to not tinge my point with an easily misperceived...
  • Horror night in Swedish Muslim ghetto: gang raped, raped until bleeding with a gun, gang raped again

    12/25/2014 8:23:41 PM PST · by george76 · 68 replies
    Fria Tider: - 10 news ^ | December 25, 2014 | Nicolai Sennels
    The risk of being raped in Sweden during one’s lifetime is one out of four (if every raped woman is only raped once), which is probably equal to the risk of being raped in countries in war, such as Iraq or Syria. When it comes to rapes, Islamized Sweden is already in a state of war. Sweden does not publish statistics on immigrant crime. If we want to have a hint about who is committing these tens of thousands of rapes and other types of sexual assaults yearly, we can turn to another Scandinavian country, Sweden’s neighbor Norway, the country...
  • Security intensified to keep women out of Jeddah football match ( Saudi Arabia )

    12/25/2014 8:15:53 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Gulf News ^ | December 24, 2014 | Habib Toumi
    Authorities on the alert to ensure only men attend much-anticipated football match in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabian authorities have intensified security around a stadium in the Red Sea city of Jeddah to ensure no woman could sneak in to watch a football match. ... Saudi Arabia has a very strict policy regarding female attendance at sports matches. Permissions are needed to allow foreign women to watch the matches in which their home teams play.