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  • Black Lives Matter Tells Elisabeth Hasselbeck:We're A "Love Group"

    09/04/2015 7:58:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Breitbart News
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Representatives of the Black Lives Matter movement fired back at Fox & Friends anchor Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Thursday for suggesting the activists be labeled a “hate group” during an interview.
  • More Campus Fascism

    09/04/2015 7:40:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Is there something in the water in the Washington State University faculty lounge, or are its professors conspiring against common sense? Three faculty members, showing their contempt for free speech, threatened to punish students who disobeyed them on race, gender or immigration terminology. The Daily Caller reports that in his "Introduction to Multicultural Literature" syllabus, professor John Streamas warned white students that "to do well in this class," they must "reflect" their "grasp of history and social relations" by "deferring to the experiences of people of color." This professor once berated a student who advocated limits on illegal immigration as...
  • Revealed! Inside Look at Why GOP Won't Fight Obama

    09/04/2015 7:38:22 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 19 replies
    wnd.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – Why won’t Republican leadership in Congress fight President Obama? It’s the question that frustrates 75 percent of GOP voters and an issue that has likely helped Donald Trump skyrocket in the polls. Now, WND has obtained a revealing look into the thought process of the congressional Republican elite during a candid email exchange with a Senate leadership aide. It showed why GOP leadership is apparently so reluctant to effectively confront Obama on such key issues as defunding executive amnesty, Obamacare and Planned Parenthood. The dialogue also revealed why Republican leadership employs a strategy of confronting the president with...
  • There’s a Whole Arsenal of Smoking Guns in the Clinton E-mail Scandal

    09/04/2015 6:54:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/04/2015
    The very existence of her illicit server means she broke the rules. Every time the State Department pulls out a new fistful of Hillary Clinton e-mails like Richard Dreyfuss yanking a license plate out of a shark’s belly in Jaws, someone declares that there’s “no smoking gun!” I’ve written before about how shouting “There’s no smoking gun!” is a non-denial denial. Ask a cop. When a murder suspect immediately exclaims, “You have no indisputable evidence I murdered my boss!” instead of, “I didn’t do it!” it’s a good sign that the suspect thinks he covered his tracks, not that he’s...
  • Record 94 Million Americans Not In The Labor Force; Participation Rate Lowest Since 1977

    09/04/2015 6:46:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/04/2015 | Tyler Durden
    While the kneejerk headling scanning algos are focusing on the seasonally-adjusted headline monthly NFP increase which came in a worse than expected 173K, the presidential candidates - especially the GOP - are far more focused on another data point: the labor force participation rate, and the number of Americans not in the labor force. Here, they will have some serious ammo, because according to the BLS, the main reason why the unemployment rate tumbled to the lowest since April 2008 is because another 261,000 Americans dropped out of the labor force, as a result pushing the total number of...
  • Manhunt under way after police officer shot in NV Las Vegas

    09/04/2015 6:42:25 AM PDT · by sweetiepiezer · 30 replies
    Fox 5 news Las Vegas ^ | 9-4-2015 | sweetiepiezer
    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Police said a manhunt is underway in a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood for the person who shot an officer Friday morning. The shooting happened about 4 a.m. at a home on Oveja Circle, near the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Alta Drive. According to a spokesman for Las Vegas Metro police, the officer was shot in the leg while responding to a burglary. The officer returned fire, and wounded at least one person, who was arrested. The spokesman said officers are in the area looking for at least one more person believed to be involved in...
  • EEOC Sues Star Transport, Inc. for Religious Discrimination (Kim Davis)

    09/04/2015 6:36:51 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 27 replies
    Agency Charges Trucking Company Failed to Accommodate and Wrongfully Terminated Two Muslim Employees For Refusal to Deliver Alcohol Due to Religious Beliefs PEORIA, Ill. - Star Transport, Inc., a trucking company based in Morton, Ill., violated federal law by failing to accommodate two employees because of their religion, Islam, and discharging them, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. The lawsuit alleged that Star Transport refused to provide two employees with an accommodation of their religious beliefs when it terminated their employment because they refused to deliver alcohol. According to EEOC District Director John...
  • US Economy Adds 173,000 Jobs In August 2015, Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.1%

    09/04/2015 6:30:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/04/2015 | By Jessica Menton
    U.S. employers added 173,000 jobs in August, fewer than widely expected, but the unemployment rate still edged down to 5.1 percent, its lowest level since April 2008, the Labor Department said Friday. Meanwhile, wage growth -- which has been stagnant for years -- edged up slightly more than anticipated to 2.2 percent. Somewhat troubling, though, the labor force participation rate continues to drop, which indicates more Americans giving up on finding work. The report was forecast to show employers adding 220,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate was expected to fall to at 5.2 percent, according to analysts polled...
  • Will San Francisco’s Last Gun Store Surrender To Proposed Gun Control Law?

    09/04/2015 6:12:03 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    CBS Bay Area ^ | September 1, 2015
    High Bridge Arms has become a tourist destination of sorts, but for how long? The last San Francisco gun shop could soon be going out of business. “Should this pass, we’ll probably close,” said Steve Alcairo of High Bridge Arms.
  • Lawsuit dismissed: Caucasian lesbian woman who received African-American sperm by mistake

    09/04/2015 6:01:43 AM PDT · by rochester · 34 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 9/3/2015 | Justin Kmitch
    An Ohio woman's lawsuit alleging a Downers Grove sperm bank error that led to the birth of her biracial daughter has been thrown out of court. A DuPage County judge Thursday dismissed the lawsuit against Midwest Sperm Bank, saying the woman's wrongful birth claim and breach of warranty were not viable claims under state law. The suit, originally filed last November in Cook County, was refiled in DuPage County in March. Judge Ronald Sutter then gave attorneys for Jennifer Cramblett of Uniontown, Ohio, 14 days to refile the lawsuit as a negligence claim. Thomas Intili, a Dayton, Ohio attorney representing...
  • How Trump rebuilt the Wollman Rink in 1986, the Damn Fence, and the White House

    09/04/2015 5:39:12 AM PDT · by dennisw · 17 replies
    pjmedia. ^ | July 6, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    Before Donald Trump became a celebrity, before he became The Donald, even before he was regularly pilloried in the pages of the old Spy magazine as a “short-fingered vulgarian,” New Yorkers knew his name thanks to one thing in particular. Not the in-and-out-of-bankruptcy real estate empire he inherited, or his flamboyant love life, but the Wollman Rink in Central Park. I do think his largely interchangeable opponents underestimate his appeal at their peril. What’s the Wollman Rink, you ask? It’s a skating rink at the south end of Central Park that, like just about everything else in New York City,...
  • Ontario school board tells parents they can’t ‘opt out’ of gay lessons

    09/04/2015 5:33:04 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/3/15 | Pete Baklinski
    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, September 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Despite an explicit government promise ensuring that parents can opt their kids out of the controversial sex-ed program beginning in schools next week, the province’s second largest school board has declared that parents will not be able to opt their kids out of portions of the course dealing with homosexuality and gender identity. In a letter submitted to all mainstream media outlets yesterday, Peel Director of Education Tony Pontes was unambiguous that a request from parents to have their children opt-out would not be accommodated. “Where the work in the classroom is about...
  • Business Expert Picked as Next University of Iowa President

    09/04/2015 5:28:23 AM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | RYAN J. FOLEY
    The University of Iowa's governing board on Thursday named a corporate management expert with little higher education experience as the school's next president, an unusual choice meant to shake up the culture of the state's flagship academic institution. The selection of J. Bruce Harreld, a former senior vice president at IBM and lecturer at Harvard Business School, immediately outraged professors who had overwhelmingly rated him as unqualified. Nationally, the pick could spark debate over whether business experience alone is enough to lead a major public research university... Harreld said he was honored, calling his selection "a watershed moment for a...
  • Donald Trump's Appeal Is Based on Yesterday's News

    09/04/2015 5:21:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Aside from the court-ordered dribbling out of Hillary Clinton's classified-material-filled emails, the big presidential campaign news of the summer has been the boom for Donald Trump in the race for the Republican nomination. Trump has risen from 3 percent in the polls (when he announced on June 16) to where he now stands at 26 percent -- 14 percent ahead of any other candidate. Trump is drawing support from a constituency that in many ways resembles that amassed by another celebrity candidate who defied the usual political rules, Ross Perot in 1992. Like Perot, Trump runs better among whites than...
  • Warning: This Column Is In English

    09/04/2015 5:05:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Mark Davis
    Just wanted to make sure I didn’t come across as a racist, nativist xenophobe. That is, after all, the attack that awaits anyone suggesting primacy for the English language in a country founded and made great solely by people speaking that language. How do we know? Because Donald Trump, in another moment of resonant genius, suggested Jeb Bush should campaign in English for a job that is won by attracting voters, all of which speak English. Of course we have populations struggling to learn English, and a proper bilingual bridge helps them on that journey to English proficiency. But far...
  • Hillary's Sycophants

    09/04/2015 4:57:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    In New York and Washington, spotting Hillary Clinton staffers is easy. Just look for dogs who prefer to sniff people's noses instead of other dogs' butts. Those people will be Clinton's staffers. Based on a reading of the various emails released so far from her private email server, Clinton surrounded herself with some of the most professional brown-nosers outside of Hollywood. Clinton could do no wrong. She was fawned over, made over, praised and glorified. If an event happened anywhere in the world that was positive, she was given credit by her staff. If an event happened anywhere in the...
  • Joe Biden's Yuck Factor

    09/04/2015 4:49:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Next week, as rumors swirl of his possible entry into the 2016 presidential race, Vice President Joe Biden will appear on liberal comedian Stephen Colbert's new late-night CBS show. The host is a professional clown. The VIP guest is a political clown with more baggage than the Kardashians during Paris fashion week. Setting aside the past plagiarism, fabulism, K Street cronyism, chronic gaffes and the stagnant aroma of 4-decades-old Beltway entrenchment, though, Biden's two biggest cultural liabilities currently on the table (and everywhere else) are his grabby paws: Groper One and Groper Two. Seriously, those two troublesome tentacles need to...
  • Clinton: Officials should 'uphold the law'

    09/04/2015 1:19:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton posted a message Thursday saying that government officials should "uphold the law – end of story." [Snip] The message from the former secretary of State came in response to news that a judge had found Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
  • Scott Walker Calls for ‘Reasonable Accommodation’ in Kentucky Clerk Case

    09/04/2015 12:38:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 3, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker called for a “reasonable accommodation” that would allow a Kentucky county clerk — ordered to jail Thursday in contempt of court — to freely practice her religion. A federal judge ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis jailed until she complies with a court’s ruling to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis has refused, saying that would violate her Christian beliefs. “The bottom line in America is we are a nation of laws,” the Wisconsin governor told TheBlaze. “But part of those laws — in fact, the most important of those laws — is the...
  • Governor Abbott Issues Statewide Call To Stand With Law Enforcement In Texas

    09/03/2015 10:20:11 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 17 replies
    Everything Lubbock ^ | 9/2/2015 | Office of the Governor
    AUSTIN, TX (PRESS RELEASE) As Texas continues to mourn the loss of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth, Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statewide call to stand with law enforcement in Texas. To honor Deputy Goforth and all officers across the state, Governor Abbott is asking Texas law enforcement officers turn on their red and blue flashing lights for one-minute at 11:00 a.m. this Friday – the time Deputy Goforth’s funeral is set to begin. “Respect and pride in our law enforcement must be restored in this state and nation,” said Governor Abbott. “It is time to unite in...
  • The Failed Moral Argument for a "Living Wage"

    09/03/2015 9:40:54 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 3 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 | Ryan McMaken
    With Labor Day upon us, newspapers across the US will be printing op-eds calling for a mandated “living wage” and higher wages in general. In many cases, advocates for a living wage argue for outright mandates on wages; that is, a minimum wage set as an arbitrary level determined by policymakers to be at a level that makes housing, food, and health care “affordable.” Behind this effort is a philosophical claim that employers are morally obligated to pay “a living wage” to employees, so they can afford necessities (however ambiguously defined) on a single wage, working forty hours per week....
  • Nikki Haley aligns herself with Lindsey Graham wing of S.C. GOP

    09/03/2015 8:34:36 PM PDT · by upchuck · 43 replies
    american thinker ^ | 9/3/2015 | Newsmachete
    I first became suspicious of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley when Mitt Romney came to South Carolina and serenaded her with "Happy Birthday to You" while Nikki stood there blushing and preening, like a teenager on a first date. Not knowing very much about her politics, I didn't think anything more of it, until yesterday, when Haley attacked Donald Trump. I attack Donald Trump too, but in a good way, raising the inconsistencies of his record. Haley, on the other hand, attacks him from the left for being too tough on illegal aliens and falsely claiming that Trump is against...
  • Matt Bevin Responds to Kim Davis Arrest

    09/03/2015 8:32:50 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    MattBevin.com ^ | 9/3/2015 | Matt Bevin
    Today, Matt Bevin responded to the arrest of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis. “It is utterly unnecessary that Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis, is sitting in a jail cell, when there is a simple solution that would respect the rights of every Kentuckian. I first put this solution forward many weeks ago. Why the cowardly silence from our Attorney General, Jack Conway? Jack Conway violated his oath of office as Attorney General when he refused to defend our state in court. Where was our Governor then demanding his resignation? The double standard applied in this case is reprehensible. Jack Conway...
  • Pope Francis’ chair for MSG Mass revealed

    09/03/2015 7:02:40 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 31 replies
    NYPost ^ | September 2, 2015 | By Matthew Abrahams and Yaron Steinbuch
    A simple oak chair built by immigrant laborers and devoid of the ornate trappings of power was unveiled Wednesday as the one Pope Francis will use later this month when he leads Mass at Madison Square Garden. “Look at that, huh?” a smiling Cardinal Timothy Dolan said, lauding its simple design for reflecting the unpretentious man-of-the-people pontiff’s character. “I’m not going to sit in it because that would be bad luck,” Dolan quipped. The chair was built by day laborers from the Don Bosco Workers charity in Port Chester, rather than by expert craftsmen, something that was very important to...
  • Hungarian PM: Migrants Are Mostly Muslim, And This Threatens Christianity in Europe

    09/03/2015 6:41:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Hungary’s Prime Minister has told German news outlets that he does not want large numbers of Muslims in his country. The news follows his comments that the hundreds of migrants at Hungarian train stations are “Germany’s problem”. Large numbers continue to gather in Hungary with some of the European migrant crisis’s most distressing scenes emerging from the country.In an opinion piece authored for Germany’s Allgemeine Zeitung, Viktor Orban revealed that the country’s total number of immigrants has risen by more than 70 per cent compared to the first half of last year.He said that Europe needs to “come to their...
  • Donald Trump On The Day He Took The Pledge (audio)

    09/03/2015 6:19:33 PM PDT · by GilGil · 11 replies
    HughHewitt.com ^ | 9/3/2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    I think that Iran right now is in the driver’s seat to do whatever they want to do. I think what’s happening with Iran is, I think it’s one of the, and I covered it very well. I assume you saw the news conference. I think Iran is, it’s one of the great deals ever made for them. I think it’s one of the most incompetent contracts I’ve even seen. I’m not just talking about defense. I’m not talking about a contract with another country. I’ve never seen more of a one-sided deal, I think, in my life, absolutely.
  • Favorite "Autumn Song" - Freeper Canteen - 4 September 2016

    09/03/2015 5:59:07 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 175 replies
    Canteen Crew
    Favorite "Autumn" Songs *Video* Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy The falling leaves Drift by my window. The falling leaves of red and gold. I see your lips, the summer kisses, the sunburned hands I used to hold. Since you went away the days grow long And soon I'll hear old winter song But i miss you most of all my darling When autumn leaves start to fall Since you went away the days grow long And soon I'll hear old winter song But i miss you most of all my darling When autumn leaves start to fall I miss...
  • Migrant crisis spurs European interest in Israeli border barriers

    09/03/2015 5:35:46 PM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/3/2015 | Dan Williams
    Faced with a surge in migration from the Middle East and North Africa, two European countries are exploring the possibility of erecting towering steel security fences along parts of their borders, similar to Israel's barrier with Egypt. Hungary and Bulgaria have made preliminary inquiries about buying the Israeli-designed fences, according to an Israeli business source who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the discussions. Both EU countries are beefing up their borders to deter migrants, many of them refugees from wars, who are seeking to use them as gateways to richer countries further north and west, particularly...
  • Beshear reacts to Rowan County marriage license issue

    09/03/2015 5:29:33 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 64 replies
    WBKO ^ | 9/3/2015 | Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Kentucky)
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) -- Gov. Steve Beshear’s Statement on Marriage Licenses in Rowan County: “Judge Bunning’s decision today speaks for itself. The future of the Rowan County Clerk continues to be a matter between her and the courts. Deputy clerks have said they will commence issuing marriage licensesbeginning tomorrow. It appears that the citizens of Rowan County will now have access to all the services from the clerk’s office to which they are entitled. Again, the legislature has placed the authority to issue marriage licenses squarely on county clerks by statute, and I have no legal authority to relieve them...
  • Huckabee to hold 'liberty rally' for jailed Kentucky clerk

    09/03/2015 5:26:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/3/15 | Al Weaver
    While Kentucky clerk Kim Davis continues to sit in jail after refusing to give out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Mike Huckabee plans to stand up for her. The former Arkansas governor announced Thursday that he will be heading up a "liberty rally" next Tuesday for the jailed county clerk in Kentucky. According to his campaign, Huckabee will be joined by Matt Staver, the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, who is representing Davis in court. "This is a reckless, appalling, out-of-control decision that undermines the Constitution of the United States and our fundamental right to religious liberty," Huckabee said...
  • Family Foundation Forms Defense Fund For Clerks Refusing to Issue Marriage Licenses

    09/03/2015 5:22:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    wfpl.org ^ | July 6, 2015 | Ryland Barton
    The Family Foundation’s Kentucky chapter has established a legal defense fund for county clerks who refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Four couples in Rowan County recently sued county clerk Kim Davis because she has declined to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court ruling lifted same-sex marriage bans across the U.S. Casey County Clerk Casey Davis is also not issuing marriage licenses. Kentucky Family Foundation Executive Director Kent Ostrander said no government worker should be forced to do something that’s against their religious beliefs. “When America was at war and its own existence was in question, America...
  • Kim Davis Another Example Of The Criminalization Of Christianity

    09/03/2015 5:16:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 9/3/15 | James Bosworth
    The Kentucky county clerk who is jailed because she will not issue marriage licenses to gay couples has a lot of fans among the Republican presidential hopefuls.Social conservatives nationally have strongly backed Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, who has defied a U.S. District judge’s order to issue the licenses. The Republican contenders, meantime, are hoping to use the incident to bolster their credentials with a powerful primary voting bloc.Most of the candidates have strongly backed Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed Thursday after defying a U.S. District judge’s order to issue the licenses, while only two have sided...
  • CAIR Joins Black Lives Matter Movement

    09/03/2015 5:07:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/3/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has joined the Black Lives Matter movement.As Michelle Moons reported, CAIR leaders and members joined Black Lives Matter in a march on the California State Capitol on Wednesday, targeting Gov. Jerry Brown’s office over a new bill that, in part, would expand bans on racial profiling to include perceived ethnicity.As police officers are being targeted across the nation, CAIR has sided with their enemies.That creates a serious problem for CAIR’s defenders, which argue that its associations with Islamic extremism can be overlooked because it helps law enforcement work with, and within, the Muslim community.
  • SF School Adds Gender-Neutral Kindergarten Bathrooms

    09/03/2015 4:59:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 9/3/15 | William Bigelow
    The first San Francisco elementary school to make bathrooms gender neutral has proudly removed the circles, triangles, and stick figure signs from the kindergarten and first-grade bathrooms that delineate the differences between the sexes.Principal Sam Bass of Miraloma Elementary said the change at the beginning of the school year was prompted by the needs of six to eight students who are outside calling themselves simply boys or girls, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Bathrooms for children older than first grade will be altered in coming years, even outside bathrooms that have multiple stalls.Bass told the Chronicle, “There’s no need...
  • At Harvard, students can pick ‘ze, hir, hirs’

    09/03/2015 4:54:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 9/2/15 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Gender-neutral pronouns have hit Harvard.“The Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ registration tool now gives students the option to choose preferred gender pronouns for the first time,” The Harvard Crimson campus newspaper reports. On the page that typically asks students to write down their gender marker—examples of which include “male,” “female,” and “transgender”—they could also manually write in preferred gender pronouns when they registered this week. Examples on the page included “ze, hir, hirs” and “they, them, theirs.”FAS Registrar Michael P. Burke said the change, which administrators have discussed for a number of years, was intended to “make students feel more...
  • FEMA Director: Treating Public As Victims Has Led to Failed 'Government-Centered' Solutions

    09/03/2015 4:50:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/3/15 | Trey Sanchez
    It is always refreshing to read conservative ideals being lauded in a liberal publication, and The Atlantic's interview with Federal Emergency Management Agency director Craig Fugate is no exception. Staff writer David Graham sat down with Fugate to look back at why the Katrina response failed and discovered that during disasters or otherwise, "citizens can't just wait for the government to save them." If one reads the interview carefully, it will be clear that though the conversation hinges on natural disasters and the government's response, the long-held conservative ideal of self-preservation of the citizen rises to the top in all...
  • N.J. courts put on notice over racism as judge cites juror’s bias while overturning carjacking case

    09/03/2015 4:41:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies
    bergen record ^ | 08.31.15 | SALVADOR RIZZO
    A state appeals court voiced deep concerns Monday about “racial profiling” during criminal trials in New Jersey and directed judges in lower courts to instantly remove any jurors who display conscious or subconscious racist beliefs. The directive stems from a case that resulted in the convictions of two black men imprisoned in 2012 for carjacking a luxury sedan. At their trial, one juror had revealed a “subliminal” and “deeply-rooted, latent racial bias” against African-Americans, said the appeals panel, which overturned the verdict and ordered new court proceedings for both men.“Racial bias is repugnant to any notion of fairness or...
  • Florida gun makers design assault rifle with Bible verse and cross etched on each side...

    09/03/2015 4:34:55 PM PDT · by Sergio · 34 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 3 September 2015 | Wills Robinson
    A gun manufacturer in Florida has designed an assault rifle featuring Christian symbols - in the hope it will never be used by 'Muslim terrorists'. Muslim groups have condemned the divisive gun, which they suggest will be bought by 'Christian terrorists'.
  • Ted Cruz rips jailing of Kim Davis: ‘This is not America’

    09/03/2015 4:23:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz criticized a federal judge for ordering a Kentucky county clerk to be jailed after she defied the Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The Texas senator said he “unequivocal” stands with Kim Davis, who was put in federal custody for contempt after testifying before Judge David L. Bunning Thursday that marriage is between one man and one woman. “Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny,” Mr. Cruz said in a statement. “Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This...
  • Federal Court: Illegal Immigrant And Convicted Felon Can’t Be Deported Because He’s Transgender

    09/03/2015 4:16:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 3, 2015 | Blake Neff
    A federal appeals court has ruled that an illegal immigrant and convicted felon can’t be deported back to Mexico because he identifies as a transgender woman, which leaves him vulnerable to torture back in his home country. Edin Carey Avendano-Hernandez was born male in Mexico, and claims to have been raped by his brothers and suffered other torments. In 2000, he illegally entered the U.S. and took up residence in Fresno, California. Avendano-Hernandez also started taking female hormones and began living openly as a woman in 2005. In 2006, he committed two separate drunk driving offenses, the second of which...
  • We are Kim Davis

    09/03/2015 4:15:43 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 11 replies
    self | September 3, 2015 | self
    We are Kim Davis
  • Free Republic will continue the fight for Liberty and against godless socialism and fascist judges!

    09/03/2015 3:39:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 229 replies
    September 3, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    I stand with Kim Davis! I will not comply! Free Republic is and always will remain a pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site. The recent SCOTUS ruling against marriage is a travesty against God, country and constitution. It is a shot against Christianity. The government has now officially declared war on Christianity and against individual Christians. Kim Davis is the first casualty who was actually jailed, but will not be the last. The Marxist/fascists have now taken over our government from the top down and will attempt to stomp out all resistance and the black-robed nazi judges will do their...
  • Ted Cruz’s measured defense of Kentucky clerk who won’t issue marriage licenses to gay couples

    09/03/2015 4:13:30 PM PDT · by Isara · 75 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 2, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz has gone further than most 2016 contenders in promoting “religious liberty,” honoring bakers and florists who’ve refused services to gay couples and denouncing the Supreme Court for “lawlessness” in legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. But when it comes to the Kentucky county clerk who is defying a federal court order by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Cruz has struck a more measured tone than many of his rivals. In a Facebook post tonight, he condemned a “war on faith” and said there needs to be a way to work around religious objections to...
  • I found where Kim Davis is being held!

    09/03/2015 4:00:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 68 replies
    cartercountydetention.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | carter county detention
    Kim Davis is being held at the Carter County Detention Center in Carter County, Kentucky. Freepers if you'd like to send her your support their address is 13 Crossbar Rd, Grayson, KY 41143 I'm sure she is allowed letters of support! Send her your prayers!
  • Richest refugee contractor says 8,000 Syrians not enough, wants 65,000 admitted to US

    09/03/2015 3:54:45 PM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 3, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Richest refugee contractor says 8,000 Syrians not enough, wants 65,000 admitted to US Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 3, 2015 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) headed by a Brit—David Miliband the former British Foreign Secretary—restates its demand that Obama admit 65,000 mostly Muslim Syrians to the US ASAP. He also praises Germany, Iceland and Sweden for opening their nations to the hundreds of thousands of migrants swarming into Europe! David-Miliband-Hil_3425257b Hillary and David Miliband. She described him as cute! When he arrived in NYC to head up the IRC he was feted by George Soros, Bill Clinton and Samantha...
  • Brady Beats NFL, Stuns Media

    09/03/2015 3:49:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I want to take you back to this program on August 31st. I just want to remind you of something that I said. It's a quick little 12 seconds. Goes by here pretty quickly. RUSH ARCHIVE: If I had to wage a wild guess right now, I mean, the opener, 10 days away, New England hosting the Steelers, and if I had to wager right now, Brady's playing. Seems to me he'll suit up. RUSH: Yes, my friends, I just wanted to remind you that I predicted that this would be the case. And after watching all of...
  • Forcing Girls To Share A Bathroom With A Gender-Confused Boy Is Abuse

    09/03/2015 3:44:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 2, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    Yes, the females with female anatomies and XX chromosomes, who’ve been using girl locker rooms and girl bathrooms their entire lives, should be the ones to relocate to different facilities. We have no problem telling them to suck it up or go pee somewhere else, but for Perry we must move mountains. On the scales of justice, one gender-confused boy outweighs several hundred girls. This is how things work in our enlightened society. Now hundreds of concerned citizens are organizing a counter protest for later this week, hoping to finally intimidate and silence any girl who might still have the...
  • Gang Of Six Aggressive Arab Passengers Force Flight To Be Locked Down, Diverted,

    It certainly appeared to have been a premeditated, pre-planned disruption of a routine flight, perhaps designed to test responses or as a larger plot to intimidate and thereby garner privileges or concessions. It’s not likely that the six despicable individuals involved all just happened to find each other as members of the same Arab soccer team, although they certainly do deserve each other’s company. A Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago was rerouted to Amarillo late Monday, with six passengers removed and subsequently arrested on charges of “interference with a flight crew and abetting.” FBI special agent T....
  • Ted Cruz: 'I Stand With Kim Davis'

    09/03/2015 3:28:48 PM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 03 Sep 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Thursday that he "unequivocally" supported Kim Davis, the defiant Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. "I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally," the Texas senator said in a statement on his campaign website. "I stand with every American that the Obama administration is trying to force to choose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion." Davis, the Rowan County clerk, was jailed by U.S. District Judge David Bunning until she complied with his order to issue the licenses. The clerk stopped...
  • Savage Enemy: How ISIS Wants to Start Armageddon

    09/03/2015 3:23:55 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    CBNNews.com ^ | Wednesday, September 02, 2015
    Savage Enemy: How ISIS Wants to Start Armageddon CBNNews.com Wednesday, September 02, 2015 ISIS, or the Islamic State, is in the news every day. The brutal terrorist army burst on the scene in 2014 when it gobbled up huge swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria. Today, ISIS controls a land area the size of Great Britain and is the wealthiest jihadist organization in the world. As ISIS expands, it brings with it chaos and savagery everywhere it goes, beheading its enemies, destroying cultural artifacts and treasures, and displacing millions of Christians and other non-Muslims. Despite all that we do...