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  • Intellectual Dishonesty

    06/03/2015 4:43:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    resident Barack Obama's stance, expressed in his 2014 State of the Union address, is that the debate is settled and climate change is a fact. Obama is by no means unique in that view. Former Vice President Al Gore declared that "the science is settled." This "settled science" vision about climate is held by many, including those in academia. To call any science settled is sheer idiocy. Had mankind acted as though any science could possibly be settled, we'd be living in caves, as opposed to having the standard of living we enjoy today. That higher standard of living stems...
  • Video: Robert Spencer vs. imam on Hannity on Sharia and U.S. mosques

    06/03/2015 4:27:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | June 3, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Last night I appeared on Fox’s Sean Hannity Show discussing the prevalence of a preference for Sharia over U.S. law among Muslims in the United States, and what mosques are doing (and not doing) about it. Appearing along with me was the Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi of the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. We were discussing the video by Ami Horowitz in which Muslims freely avow their preference for Sharia; Hannity’s overview of that video and interview with Horowitz begin this clip and give the context for my discussion with the imam, which begins at 3:56.
  • Socialist "Justice"

    06/03/2015 4:21:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | John Stossel
    Protesters demand "social justice." I hate their chant. If I oppose their cause, then I'm for social "injustice"? Nonsense. The protesters usually want to punish capitalism. "Spread those resources," says Hillary Clinton. Even capitalists often make the mistake of talking about "social justice" as if it's the opposite of free markets or a reason to rein in markets with more regulations or redistribution of wealth. But there's nothing "just" about the leftist protesters' claimed solution: more big government. Oliver Stone, Sean Penn and Harry Belafonte praised Venezuela's Hugo Chavez for his socialist revolution. Chavez then proceeded to destroy much of...
  • The College Board's Sabotage of American History

    06/03/2015 4:11:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    A stellar group of American historians and academics released a milestone open letter yesterday in protest of deleterious changes to the advanced placement U.S. history (APUSH) exam. The signatories are bold intellectual bulwarks against increasing progressive attacks in the classroom on America's unique ideals and institutions. Moms and dads in my adopted home state of Colorado have been mocked and demonized for helping to lead the fight against the anti-American changes to APUSH. But if there's any hope at all in salvaging local control over our kids' curriculum, it lies in the willingness of a broad coalition of educators and...
  • Tom Shuford: White interests

    06/03/2015 3:38:19 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 3 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 5/30/2015
    “We believe that all people in all communities deserve to have their human dignity respected and valued,” wrote UNC-Chapel Hill professor Hong-An-Truong and Duke professor Nayoung Aimee Kwon in the May 24 letter “A dangerous myth.” One wonders whether “all people” includes white people given the professors’ impassioned moral indictment (“structural racism,” “white supremacy”) of this majority-white nation – which is a magnet for nonwhites the world over. The letter signed by 26 Asian-American faculty and students illustrated the skewed multiculturalism of majority-white nations. This asymmetrical multiculturalism favors the group interests of minorities over the group interests of the white...
  • Four arrested for beating pregnant Dallas teen

    06/03/2015 1:42:46 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    WFAA ^ | 6/3/2015 | WFAA
    DALLAS — Four people are under arrest for beating a pregnant 14-year-old girl in order to force an abortion. According to court documents, between January and March 2013, a teenage girl was beaten at a home in Dallas. There were several adults in the house who were upset with the girl's pregnancy. They are all related to the teenager. They learned the girl was pregnant by a relative and wanted to get rid of the baby, so they allegedly beat the girl until she aborted.
  • Marijuana-Worshipping ‘Church’ Gets Tax-Exempt Status From IRS (IN)

    06/03/2015 12:46:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | June 2, 2015 12:28 pm
    An Indiana-based church that worships marijuana has been granted tax-exempt status. First Church of Cannabis founder Bill Levin said it took 30 days for the IRS to grant his group tax-exempt status. “Somebody at the IRS loves us,” he added. […] Marijuana is still illegal in Indiana. …
  • Pinellas recovery center website hacked by Islamic extremists

    06/03/2015 12:03:45 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | 6/2/15 | Trevor Pettiford
    A Pinellas County recovery center's website was hacked by an Islamic extremist group over the weekend. The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that Footprints Beachside Recovery Center was hit and its content replaced with a message supporting very different ideologies. And it's not the only one. The web page, claimed to be hacked by a group calling itself El Moujahidin, which had numerous misspellings and sentence fragments, threatened to keep hacking if Muslims are killed. John Templeton, Jr. had just gotten back from vacation on Sunday when he decided to check in on the company's website. “Instead of our front...
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (HBO)

    06/02/2015 9:31:44 PM PDT · by null and void · 6 replies
    You tube/HBO ^ | Apr 5, 2015
    Interview with Snowden. Gets right to the meat of the problem.
  • Oakland imam says Boston cops shot his brother in the back

    06/02/2015 8:06:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 2, 2015 | Hamed Aleaziz
    An Oakland imam said his 26-year-old brother was shot in the back and killed by Boston police Tuesday while he was waiting for a bus to work — starkly contrasting with authorities, who said the brother lunged at them with a knife while they were trying to question him on terror-related matters.
  • Parents sue school district over prayers at school events

    06/02/2015 6:50:44 PM PDT · by digger48 · 19 replies
    wishtv ^ | June 2, 2015 | ap
    <p>HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Hobart school district faces a lawsuit over prayers that are said before athletic events, graduations and school board meetings from parents who say the prayers violate the First Amendment.</p> <p>Jim and Nichole Bellar filed the lawsuit over the prayers at events in the River Forest Community School Corp. after they say their son was ostracized after raising objections.</p>
  • I-TEAM: PHONY LIEUTENANT COMMANDER HONORED AT ALAMEDA'S USS HORNET MUSEUM

    06/02/2015 6:22:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    abc7news.com ^ | june 1, 2015 | dan noyes
    For its "Living Ship Day", the USS Hornet Museum honored 89-year-old Morgan Hill resident William Goehner as a member of the Underwater Demolition Team, or UDT, in WWII. It's the unit that predated the Navy SEALs. "My UDT team, we destroyed 80 percent of the German submarine fleet in the Baltic Sea, lost 19 out of 30 men," said Goehner. "I cried." Goehner told the audience that his suicide missions earned him the Navy Cross, three Silver Stars, and four Purple Hearts. "The worst one was in the North China Sea," he said. "Got stuck down below in the ship...
  • What’s Behind Baltimore’s Record-Setting Rise in Homicides

    06/02/2015 6:21:23 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 18 replies
    Time.com ^ | 2 June 2015 | Josh Sanburn
    Clueless article. Not worth summarizing or excerpting. Click the link if you want a grim chuckle. Most obnoxious line: "Protests following Gray’s death, which at first experienced little police pushback, have led to elevated levels of violence around the city by criminals who some experts say appear emboldened."
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Where Should You Spend Your Summer Quiz - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    06/02/2015 6:00:11 PM PDT · by LUV W · 121 replies
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  • Investigators: Was Amtrak engineer using cell phone when train crashed?

    06/02/2015 5:51:15 PM PDT · by South40 · 36 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2 JUNE 2015 | Ashley Halsey III
    Federal investigators looking into the Amtrak derailment that killed eight people and injured scores of others in Philadelphia last month are trying to determine whether the engineer was using his cellphone when his train approached a curve at more than twice the speed limit.
  • Obama’s DOJ tells Police Officers to STOP CHASING SUSPECTS to Prevent Police Shootings

    06/02/2015 5:18:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    RightWingNews.com ^ | 6/01/15 | Katie McGuire
    How interesting. Obama’s DOJ would apparently like America to just be overrun with criminals who think they can do whatever the heck they want, because, hey, Obama told the cops not to bother chasing them, because we have to reduce police shootings? Hell no: The Washington Post decided to investigate and come up with a tally of all the police involved shootings for 2015, apparently to not only answer the burning demands of the public, but to pick apart the data and draw some conclusions. I was expecting a deafening volume of hyperbole out of this report – and there...
  • Nothing But Bad News for Mrs. Clinton

    06/02/2015 5:06:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, bad news for Hillary Clinton. You know it's bad when the Drive-Bys lead with it, even though the Drive-Bys plug a story in the middle of the Hillary story about how difficult it is for certain Republicans out there, too, such as Jeb Bush. The fact is CNN and a bunch of Drive-Bys, they can't avoid the news. Hillary's unfavorables are now up to 50%. "More people have an unfavorable view of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton now than at any time since 2001." So that would be the last 15 years. This according to a new...
  • South Africa a Time Bomb Ready to Explode (Ongoing White Genocide Completely Ignored by MSM)

    There are many stories comparing South Africa to a time bomb ready to explode from the deplorable conditions and slow genocide of the whites. The delicate situation of crime, corruption and poverty increasing throughout the land raises concern. Living under a communist government led by a president who rules over nepotism, lining his pockets and destroying everything the apartheid government built.There is the element of the South African Communist party affiliated to the governing African National Congress (ANC) who have not sidetracked from influencing the Zuma administration and turning South Africa into a one-party state. Julius Malema kicked out of...
  • Alabama’s ObamaCare health insurance exchange prices set to skyrocket

    06/02/2015 4:25:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Yellowhammer News ^ | June 2, 2015 | BY ELIZABETH BESHEARS
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama health insurance providers who offer plans on the ObamaCare exchange are seeking significant price increases this year, after healthcare costs took a sharp upward turn. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama is reportedly requesting an average of a 28 percent increase for its individual plans, as well as a 73 percent increase for its platinum plan. Small group plans could also increase by nearly 14 percent. UnitedHealthcare is seeking a 24.5 percent increase for its 2016 rates.
  • State Senate OKs health coverage for many immigrants here illegally

    06/02/2015 3:53:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 2, 2015 | By PATRICK MCGREEVY
    The state Senate on Tuesday approved a hotly debated measure that would allow many immigrants in the state illegally to sign up for special healthcare programs that would offer the same benefits as Medi-Cal. State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) said his proposal provides “what we can realistically achieve now” for the estimated 2 million people in the state illegally. “We are talking about our friends. We are talking about our neighbors and our families who are denied basic healthcare in the richest state of this union,” Lara told his colleagues.
  • TERRIBLE NEWS FOR CLIMATE CATASTROPHISTS: THE SAHARA IS GETTING GREENER

    06/02/2015 8:52:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 2,2015 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Good news: the Sahara desert is getting greener because of “climate change.” Climate change has achieved what Bob Geldof and Live Aid failed to do by ending the drought in the Sahel region of Africa that killed more than 100,000 people in the 1980s, a study has found. Rising greenhouse gases caused rains to return to the region south of the Sahara, from Senegal to Sudan, boosting crop yields since the 1990s and helping the population to feed itself without relying on foreign donations. The study, in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that Sahel summer rainfall was about 10...
  • Left Exploits Mental Illness to Push PC Agenda (Jenner)

    06/02/2015 3:14:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 2, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    My grandfather was deeply mentally ill. He spent nearly a year in a psychiatric institution after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder; he heard the radio talking to him. He became suicidal. He spent years battling the condition, until he was prescribed lithium. For the next several decades, the medication brought his mental illness under control. Nothing would have been crueler to my grandfather than had society told him that his delusions were correct — that the radio was, in fact, talking to him; that the curtains were indeed threatening him; that he was normal, and that it was the stereotypes...
  • Baltimore chosen to participate in city park initiative

    06/02/2015 3:11:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    WBAL Baltimore ^ | June 2, 2015
    Baltimore has been chosen by the Obama administration as one of 50 cities to participate in a program to connect young people with the outdoors. The nationwide program is intended to inspire young people to use the city's public parks and help keep them clean. "If your summers are spent on a hot sidewalk and you don't recognize that there is a broader world around you because there aren't trees covering your sidewalks and there aren't parks in your neighborhood and you don't feel welcomed or safe in the outdoors, then those parks are not enjoyed by the people for...
  • ACLU: Squalid Conditions at Troubled Baltimore Jail

    06/02/2015 3:04:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 2, 2015 | By JULIET LINDERMAN and BRIAN WITTE
    Moldy showers and cells are infested with mice and cockroaches, toilets are broken for days and medical care is poor or nonexistent at a notoriously troubled Baltimore city jail, the ACLU and Public Justice Center said in court documents filed Tuesday. The groups want a federal judge to reopen a lawsuit against the state of Maryland over what they say are conditions so substandard it brings "shame to this city." Inmates suffering from serious illnesses such as HIV and diabetes are being denied life-sustaining prescription medication and the state has failed to cure well-documented systemic problems within the jail after...
  • Epic! Black woman speaks out against looting punks In Baltimore!

    06/02/2015 2:55:46 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 35 replies
    youtube ^ | Apr 28, 2015 | Lena Pullum
    Black woman speaks out against looting punks In Baltimore Warning: strong language 307,815 views so far
  • Is Boston Station Blurring Line Between Ads and News?

    06/02/2015 2:43:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Adweek.com ^ | 6/1/15 | Kevin Eck
    It seems a Boston station is testing the viewers appetite for the separation between advertising and journalism. The Boston Globe reports CBS owned WSBK recently started running an interview segment called A Few Good Minutes produced by a local marketing firm and the CBS owned MyNetworkTV station. The first segment aired at the tail end of WSBK’s 10:000 p.m. newscast Thursday night. You can watch the video down below.
  • 13-Year-Old Raped by Her Stepfather Rejects Abortion, Meets Her Daughter Decades Later

    06/02/2015 2:32:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | June 2, 2015 | CHERIE MILLER
    “I thought I was a broken person.” That’s what I explained to my husband just after I told him my story.My mom married my stepfather while she was still pregnant with me, so it wasn’t until years later that I found out he was not my biological father.  I never knew my biological father — it was a family secret, and to this day, I still don’t know him.  This family secret was not the only one, but secrets can become normal for someone unless they are revealed.Growing up was “normal” for me, I thought.  I have three younger brothers  —...
  • Supreme Court sides with Muslim job applicant turned down after wearing hijab (Sharia at SCOTUS)

    06/02/2015 2:22:22 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 49 replies
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | June 2, 2015 | David G. Savage - Tribune Washington Bureau
    Finding a civil rights cause that increasingly brings together conservatives and liberals, the Supreme Court told employers Monday that they had an "affirmative" duty under federal anti-discrimination law to accommodate the religious practices of employees and job applicants. By an 8-1 vote, the justices sided with a 17-year-old Muslim girl who was rejected for a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a head scarf. The court's liberal justices have long championed religious minorities in discrimination cases. But as Christian conservatives have more frequently been put on the defensive over issues such as abortion and gay rights, the court's...
  • Chattanooga TV station WRCB rejects gay-marriage ad

    06/02/2015 2:19:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | 6/1/15 | Andy Sher
    By refusing to air pro-gay marriage ads featuring a Tennessee physician who recently served a tour of military duty in Afghanistan, a Chattanooga television station suddenly finds itself in the thick of the debate. Last week, NBC-affiliate WRCB-TV Channel 3 turned down efforts by Freedom to Marry, a national pro-marriage equality group, to purchase air time for its 30-second spot as the U.S. Supreme Court nears an expected decision on the issue later this month. The station's rejection has since burned up the Internet with articles on Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, the Wonkette blog and a Fox Radio News blog...
  • Our Delusional President

    06/02/2015 2:11:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you heard what Obama said? Grab audio sound bite number 18. This is yesterday in Washington at the White House, the president speaking to fellows of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. OBAMA: One of the important principles for me has always been treating everybody fairly. RUSH: Right. OBAMA: So whether that's women or people of different races -- RUSH: Right, yeah. OBAMA: -- or, uh, different religious faiths -- RUSH: Right, yeah, right. OBAMA: -- or different sexual orientations -- RUSH: Oh, yeah. OBAMA: -- one of my core principles -- RUSH: Yes? OBAMA: -- is that...
  • Study: Painkillers, Anti-Anxiety Medications Linked To Increased Risk Of Homicide

    06/02/2015 2:05:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 74 replies
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – For the first time ever, scientists have linked prescription drugs that affect the central nervous system to an increased risk of committing a homicide. European researchers found that people who were taking a class of tranquilizers called benzodiazpines were more likely to kill someone than those who were not taking these medicines, reports Live Science.
  • Why Would A Devout Muslim Want To Work At Abercrombie And Fitch

    06/02/2015 1:43:48 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of Samantha Elauf, a Muslim woman who sued for discrimination after not being hired by Abercrombie & Fitch, because her insistence on wearing the Muslim hijab conflicted with their dress code.
  • California Senate approves health care for undocumented immigrants

    06/02/2015 1:30:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 2, 2015 | Alexei Koseff
    A proposal to expand health care to Californians in the country illegally cleared the Senate on Tuesday, passing on a 28-11 vote and heading to the Assembly.
  • We Republicans Lost On Gay Rights. That’s A Good Thing.

    06/02/2015 1:09:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | June 1, 2015 | Mark McKinnon
    I'm not among those Republicans who have “evolved” on the issue of gay rights. I didn’t need to. I’ve always been attracted to the GOP message of more freedom and less government, but thought it hypocritical and counter to the core of our philosophy that Republicans would not apply those tenets to gay rights. But of course I was often the black sheep in campaign meetings during the 1990s and 2000s. There goes McKinnon again. Taking up for the gays. Although “gay” wasn’t the word that was used back the
  • “Women only” Hillary event forced to admit men after poor turnout

    06/02/2015 1:09:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    What do you do if you throw a big party but nobody shows up? That wasn’t quite the case for Hillary Clinton this week, but it was close. It seems that one of her high profile, Big Apple supporters set up a private, “women only” event where the ladies would get some one on one face time with the presumptive Democrat nominee for the bargain basement price of only $2,700. Sadly, as the deadline approached, it became clear that not enough of Gotham’s ladies were up for the trip. Hillary Clinton had trouble attracting high-powered women to a New...
  • Teacher to Steph Curry: "I love you, but don't ever visit my high school" (Get ready to laugh)

    06/02/2015 1:02:58 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 51 replies
    csnbayarea.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Staff report
    He is as popular as any athlete in the United States, and is adored by fans around the world. But one such fan, Matt Amaral -- an English teacher at Mt. Eden High School in Hayward, California -- has conflicting feelings about the superstar point guard. "You see, Steph (I hope you don’t mind if I call you Steph), if you come to my school you will be your usual inspiring, humble, hilarious, kind self and you will say all the right things. But the reason I don’t want you to come has to do with what you won’t say....
  • SC Gov. Haley predicts workers at planned Volvo plant will drive UAW away

    06/02/2015 1:02:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Volvo's choice of right-to-work state South Carolina for its $500 million assembly plant puts the Swedish car maker on a collision course with the United Auto Workers, but Gov. Nikki Haley predicts the union will be the latest labor organization to find itself unwelcome in the Palmetto State. The company announced last week plans for its first facility in North America, a plant that will employ up to 2,000 workers and turn out 100,000 cars per year. Haley, an outspoken critic of unions, has made it clear the union is unwelcome, but United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said his...
  • 3 injured at French Open after piece of giant TV crashes onto spectators

    06/02/2015 12:55:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    FOX News ^ | 4 hours ago
    <p>Three French Open spectators were injured Tuesday after a piece of metal paneling detached in strong winds from a giant TV screen overlooking center court and crashed onto people seated in the stands, tournament organizers said.</p> <p>Security guards evacuated more than 200 spectators from seats in the area and cordoned it off with tape after a piece of paneling, larger than a bed, crashed down with a bang. Fans were later allowed to return to the stadium.</p>
  • Many Insurers Propose Double-Digit Premium Rate Hikes for 2016

    06/02/2015 12:55:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Many health insurers have proposed premium hikes greater than 10% for individual health plans sold in 2016, citing higher-than-expected care costs and other unexpected expenses. The proposed rates vary significantly across states and health plans. For example, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina proposed a 26% rate increase, and companies in Florida, Illinois and some other states proposed rate increases of at least 20%. Tennessee's largest health insurer proposed a rate hike of 36% for some plans, while New Mexico's largest insurer proposed an increase of 50%. In Maryland, the state's largest insurer proposed a 30% rate hike....
  • San Francisco’s median rent hits a ridiculous $4,225

    06/02/2015 12:49:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 2, 2015 | By Anna Marie Erwert
    We already knew the rent was too damn high, even before we published a report this February showing not only that the median for a one bedroom apartment in the city had jumped to $3,460, but that even formerly cheaper neighborhoods were now among the pricey. Apparently though, they weren’t high enough. According to Zillow, the new median rent in San Francisco is $4,225 a month. Zillow’s data compose the “Zillow Rental Index” (ZRI). This index shows rents up 16% year-over-year (YOY) this April, and take into account all types of rentals in San Francisco proper, from single family homes...
  • The myth that America doesn't like football

    06/02/2015 12:18:49 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 130 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2nd June 2015 | Nick Bryant
    'True, football, or soccer as it is known here, is not as central to American as it is to European, African or South and Central American life. Nowhere near. Up until recently, the game has been unloved by the major US television networks, which have long bemoaned the lack of breaks in play, the paucity of goals and the glut of draws. Absent from the US game are big-name male stars and big-name clubs. The New York Red Bulls will never rival the New York Yankees. Real Salt Lake pales, rather risibly, alongside Real Madrid. However, football is no longer...
  • State Senate OKs health coverage for many immigrants here illegally

    06/02/2015 12:16:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | 06/02/15 | Patrick McGreevy
    The state Senate on Tuesday approved a hotly debated measure that would allow many immigrants in the country illegally to sign up for special healthcare programs that would offer the same benefits as Medi-Cal. “We are talking about our friends. We are talking about our neighbors and our families who are denied basic healthcare in the richest state of this union,” Lara told his colleagues.
  • Why Conservatives Give Better Graduation Speeches

    06/02/2015 12:12:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Tom Purcell
    Get this: Conservatives give better graduation speeches than their more liberal-minded counterparts. After reviewing two commencement-speech anthologies - "The World is Waiting For You," which features 18 speeches by liberals, and "Remembering Who We Are," which showcases 30 conservative speeches - Washington Post blogger and book critic Carlos Lozada gives five reasons why conservatives do a better job. First, he writes, conservatives are more likely to speak to graduates as individuals, rather than as members of a movement or generation. Whereas liberal speakers say things such as, "you are the first generation that ...," conservative speakers are more likely to...
  • French Police Dismantle Migrants’ Camps in Paris and Calais After Weekend Clashes

    06/02/2015 11:53:45 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 2, 2015 | By NOEMIE BISSERBE
    About 380 migrants are taken by bus to emergency housing in and around Paris PARIS—French police dismantled a makeshift migrant camp that had popped up in the heart of the capital, the latest sign of a major influx into Europe that France and other countries are struggling to contain. About 380 migrants from Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia had set up tents under a subway bridge in northern Paris—the largest migrant camp to appear in the city in recent years, according to authorities. The migrants, including about 76 women and children, were taken by bus Tuesday to emergency housing in and...
  • Sex education teacher takes students to adult store

    06/02/2015 11:53:42 AM PDT · by dware · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.02.2015 | AP via Fox News
    MINNEAPOLIS – A sex education teacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking students on a field trip to an adult novelty store in Minneapolis. Gaia Democratic School director Starri Hedges took about a dozen middle- and high-school-aged students to the Smitten Kitten last week. Hedges told the Star Tribune that she wanted to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students to learn about human sexual behavior.
  • Democrats Admit Failure on Obamacare? Not On Your Life or Your Health!

    06/02/2015 11:49:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, in unusually breathless tones, the Associated Press reported on the new crisis in the interminable national health care debate, the so-called “underinsurance” phenomenon. As the AP reported, “A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats…It’s not the uninsured, but the problem of high out-of-pocket costs for people already covered. Democrats call it underinsurance”. The article goes on to argue that the Democrats will use the issue to spearhead their pitch to working class voters in the 2016 elections. We can expect that this issue will be used rally the Democrats base, to bash George W. Bush, and,...
  • Adios, America!

    06/02/2015 11:39:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Ann Coulter lives up to her reputation of issuing warnings and political commentary that nobody else dares to say in her newest book, "Adios, America!" It's aptly titled; she makes the case that it is goodbye to the America we know and love if we don't stop diluting our population with people who don't love America, don't respect our Constitution and laws, don't even speak our language, and commit all sorts of unspeakable crimes. "Adios, America!" brims with the scathing humor that has made Coulter's previous 10 books bestsellers. Coulter gives hundreds of specific examples of major crimes committed by...
  • NSA Debate Weighs Privacy vs. Security

    06/02/2015 11:32:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Do I trust the federal government? Hell no. President Barack Obama's Department of Justice is happy to spend years investigating a foreign soccer organization for corruption and former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert for allegedly paying off a blackmailer -- but not the alleged blackmailer -- yet ignores big concerns. The feds have done next to nothing about the IRS targeting of conservative political groups, other than to defend IRS official Lois Lerner's creative use of the Fifth Amendment when she refused to answer questions from House investigators. And when Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., asked in 2013 whether the government...
  • Becoming disabled by choice, not chance: ‘Transabled’

    06/02/2015 11:31:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | 06/02/2015 | Sarah Boesveld
    OTTAWA — When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident.But he had for months tried different means of cutting and crushing the limb that never quite felt like his own, training himself on first aid so he wouldn’t bleed to death, even practicing on animal parts sourced from a butcher.“My goal was to get the job done with no hope of reconstruction or re-attachment, and I wanted some method that I could actually bring myself to do,” he told...
  • Cultural Cleansing of Christian Males

    06/02/2015 11:26:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    The culture war against Christianity is picking up speed. Last week came word Saint Louis University will remove a heroic-sized statue of Fr. Pierre-Jean De Smet S.J. from the front of Fusz Hall, where it has stood for 60 years. The statue depicts Fr. De Smet holding aloft a crucifix as he ministers to two American Indians, one of whom is kneeling. Historically, the statue is accurate. Fr. De Smet, "Blackrobe," as he was known, was a 19th-century missionary to Indian tribes who converted thousands. A friend of Sitting Bull, he spent his last years in St. Louis. And as...