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  • Obama Execution Letter Prompts Apology From Pa. Newspaper

    05/28/2015 11:25:14 AM PDT · by kimtom · 8 replies
    https://patch.com/ ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Kara Seymour (Patch Staff)
    A Pennsylvania newspaper has issued an apology after it printed a letter calling for the execution of President Barack Obama. The letter, printed on Memorial Day in the Daily Item of Sunbury, called the president the “coward-in-chief” and called for his execution “by guillotine, firing squad or public hanging.” “Hey Barack, would you care to address the nation and expound on your grandiose plans for defeating this JV team which is whipping you soundly?,” W. Richard Stover of Lewisburg, Pa. wrote in the 370-word letter. The newspaper issued an apology Thursday, saying there was “no excuse” for printing the letter....
  • White House to order faith-based grant recipients to accept LGBT applicants

    05/28/2015 11:16:39 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/28/15 | Austin Rose
    WASHINGTON DC, May 28, 2015 (C-Fam.org) -- A source within the federal government has informed the Friday Fax that the White House is quietly moving forward with a policy change that will require charitable humanitarian groups to accept LGBT applicants in order to qualify for government funding, even those religious groups that might have religious objections.The policy change is linked to an executive order President Obama issued last July that prohibits federal contractors from discriminatory hiring practices based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Faith-based groups were already wrestling with that order.Things are about to get exponentially worse for faith-based groups who...
  • The Costs of a $15 Minimum Wage

    05/28/2015 11:15:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    In the 1970s, when oil prices jumped, most liberals embraced a simple solution: price controls. It should be illegal, they thought, to sell oil or gasoline for more than a certain amount. Americans should be able to drive without being fleeced by oil companies and foreign governments. The impulse was understandable. Gasoline is an essential commodity for most people. When the cost rises, it imposes a heavy burden on consumers, most of whom have few transportation options. In 1971, in an attempt to tame inflation, Republican President Richard Nixon imposed controls on almost all prices. By 1974, he had lifted...
  • Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community (AP vs. Israel)

    05/28/2015 10:58:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2015 8:20 AM EDT | Areej Hazboun
    It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel’s Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: “Take your hands off our schools.” Private Christian schools are among Israel’s highest ranked educational institutions, established by churches in the Holy Land hundreds of years ago—long before Israel’s own creation. But school administrators are accusing Israel of slashing their funding as a pressure tactic to get them join the Israeli public school system—a move they say would interfere with the...
  • Obama takes questions on climate, and hoops, over Twitter

    05/28/2015 10:57:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Greg Robb
    President Barack Obama on Thursday went over the heads of the traditional press corps and took questions on Twitter for a half hour using his new account @POTUS. The 140 character limit did not seem like a constraint to the notoriously long-winded president. Although set up to discuss climate change after a tour of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Obama addressed a variety of different subjects, including the upcoming NBA Finals. The president responded to someone who said he was more worried about his student loans than climate change.
  • Who killed Alberto Nisman?

    05/28/2015 10:55:45 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 5 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 28th May 2015 | Wyre Davies
    'In January a high-profile prosecutor was found in a pool of blood in his bathroom, days before he was due to release a report condemning the Argentine government. Wyre Davies examines claims that he was murdered and that the investigation into his death was bungled.'
  • Condi Isn't Running: Get Over It

    05/28/2015 10:54:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    One of my ongoing political passions is the California US Senate race. For the greater part of my life, I have lived in a state languishing under two of the more liberal and/or worst US Senators in modern history. Dianne Feinstein, the senior senator by a few months, won her latest reelection by 30 points. She had deftly refused to debate her last opponent, arrogantly confiding to one reporter: “I’m running my own campaign.” Feinstein is barely tolerable compared to her ultra-liberal, retiring counterpart. Junior US Senator Barbara Boxer, a progressive figurehead, claimed that a “baby is a baby when...
  • Fight over last rib at barbecue results in victim being stabbed with fork

    05/28/2015 10:47:00 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 5/27/15 | JILL GLAVAN
    One woman was hospitalized and another arrested after a fight over the last rib at a backyard barbecue turned violent. The fight broke out on North Turner Street in Muncie on Sunday night. Officers got a call about a stabbing around 7 p.m., in the midst of a large family barbecue. According to a police report obtained by the Muncie Star Press, a woman told police she had been stabbed in the eye with a fork by Sabrina Davis, a family friend. “She was upset that Davis was taking the last rib from the kitchen,” an officer said in the...
  • Patriot Paws Service Dogs for Veterans

    05/28/2015 10:41:53 AM PDT · by wildbill · 1 replies
    Texas Country Reporter ^ | 5.27.2015 | Bob Phillips
    This is a TV program that reports on an organization that trains and donates Service Dogs to disabled veterans. A wonderfully moving short film about the program and how it serves our vets. And the charity serves a double purpose. Some of the trainers are female inmates of the Texas Dept. of Corrections--and they are learning something too. Go to> https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=13&v=K8w9nrvaEgw
  • Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Wear Uniforms

    05/28/2015 10:34:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Matt Towery
    That's the real message, isn't it? Whether it's the young man or woman who chooses to join one of our military branches or anyone who decides to protect us from harm locally as police or sheriffs or deputies, it's becoming increasingly clear that wearing a uniform makes you a target in today's America. This isn't about the relatively few police officers who knowingly do wrong. Nor is it about past military incursions. The issue at hand is a growing sentiment among an increasing number of Americans that anyone in a uniform is not to be trusted or given a...
  • Court sets July hearing on Obama's immigration actions

    05/28/2015 10:20:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    A federal appeals court said Wednesday it has set a date to hear an expedited appeal of a lower court order that put President Obama’s deportation relief programs on hold. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on July 10 in New Orleans in the Obama administration’s attempt to lift a preliminary injunction from U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas, which blocked several key executive actions from taking effect. The hearing will present a major test for the administration, which is seeking to end the legal limbo surrounding its immigration programs. A three-judge panel from...
  • How many more can Kos take? Holidaymaker misery as thousands (snip) set up migrant camp (snip)

    05/28/2015 10:16:33 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/27/2015 | Hannah Roberts
    <p>Summer break a 'nightmare' for British holidaymakers, who 'won’t be coming back if it's a refugee camp next year'</p> <p>Boat people from Syria and Afghanistan and British holidaymakers have clashed on Kos – as migrants have turned the Greek island, popular with cheap package deals, into a 'disgusting' hellhole. As families – enjoying some summer sun with their kids during the half term break – relax on sun loungers on the beach, just a yards away scores of migrants have set up camp, sleeping on cardboard boxes with rubbish strewn everywhere. Anne Servante, a nurse from Manchester, had come to Kos expecting a relaxing break with her husband Tony, a retired plumber. Instead her summer break has turned into a nightmare as penniless migrants who are in Greece to claim asylum sit outside their restaurant and watch them eat.</p>
  • Ruthless Trials Show Iran Can't Be Trusted

    05/28/2015 10:14:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "We have police. They arrest girls or women for having bad hijab or not being covered enough. But it's not that we live with the police in our head. You know?" Those famous last words were pronounced by Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian journalist, in an interview alongside her husband, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian -- who is a dual Iranian-American citizen raised in California -- for CNN's "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" in 2014. Bourdain offered that the Iranians he met were super-friendly people with a strong sense of hospitality. Rezaian now has police in his head. Six weeks after the...
  • Conservatism 101: Who is Really a Conservative?

    05/28/2015 10:02:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    Most Americans, including most Republicans, do not understand what “conservative” philosophy, principles, and policies are. Merriam-Webster defines conservative as “believing in the philosophy of conservatism,” which it defines as “belief in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society; dislike of change or new ideas in a particular area.” However, this definition is wrong. The root of conservatism lies in the concept of “ordered liberty” and the fundamental truth that human rights are God-given, not man-made and that individual liberty and freedom are birthrights. Calvin Coolidge, America’s 30th president—perhaps the most conservative president of the last century—emphasized...
  • Commander in Chief's Job is National Defense, Not Climate Change

    05/28/2015 9:53:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Star Parker
    A front-page headline in the Wall Street Journal screams out: "Islamic State's Gains Reveal New Prowess on the Battlefield." The article discusses how the Islamic State recently captured Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province in Iraq. The Islamic State victory, according to the report, involved the execution of a complex battle plan "that outwitted a greater force of Iraqi troops as well as the much lauded U.S.-trained special-operations force known as the Golden Division." Flipping to the editorial page, an opinion piece discusses the increasing dominance of Russia, Iran and China in their parts of the world "as the U.S....
  • Texas student sues after college bans gun rights sign

    05/28/2015 9:49:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 5-28-2015 | Maxim Lott
    A Texas college student filed suit against her school this week, saying her constitutional rights were violated when she was shooed off the quad for displaying a pro-Second Amendment sign. Nicole Sanders, 24, who attends Blinn College, a two-year public college in Brenham, Texas, said she and a classmate at the 18,000-student school were holding signs near the student center in February when they were told to move. Sanders' sign read, “Defend Gun Rights on Campus,” and the other said “LOL,” with President Obama’s logo as the “O.” The pair was trying to attract members for a student group they...
  • George Galloway announces he will run for London Mayor

    05/28/2015 9:43:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-28-2015 | BBC
    Controversial former MP George Galloway is to seek election as the next mayor of London. The Respect Party leader, who has threatened a legal challenge over his general election defeat, declared his bid on Twitter. Mr Galloway posted a picture of himself sitting on an unmade bed with his young son and the slogan "Dad, you've got to do this. I've got your back!". "I'm standing for Mayor of London 2016," he added. On 7 May, Mr Galloway lost the Bradford West Commons seat he took from Labour, his former party, in a 2012 by-election. The seat was won by...
  • [NM] Blue Cross seeking 51 percent premium hike (Obamacare cost fallout)

    05/28/2015 9:23:09 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 28, 2015 | Jessica Dyer
    Citing higher-than-expected costs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico wants to raise premiums by an average of 51.6 percent on individual Affordable Care Act plans in 2016. The company made the request in a preliminary rate proposal filed with New Mexico Insurance Superintendent John Franchini. Blue Cross and Blue Shield – which insures an estimated 600,000 people statewide – said the proposal affects an estimated 35,000 customers who signed up for qualified individual health plans through the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, but also those who bought the same plans off the exchange. Franchini has the final authority...
  • Climate change, a factor in Texas floods, largely ignored

    05/28/2015 9:22:33 AM PDT · by bgill · 49 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | May 28, 2015 | Neena Satija
    Climate change is taking a toll on Texas, and the devastating floods that have killed at least 15 people and left 12 others missing across the state are some of the best evidence yet of that phenomenon, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said in an interview Wednesday. “We have observed an increase of heavy rain events, at least in the South-Central United States, including Texas,” said Nielsen-Gammon, who was appointed by former Gov. George W. Bush in 2000. “And it’s consistent with what we would expect from climate change.” But the state’s Republican leaders are deeply skeptical of the scientific consensus...
  • Police Dog Rescues Deputy After He's Ambushed By 3 Men

    05/28/2015 9:12:09 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 19 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 5-27-15
    A police K-9 came to the rescue of an officer who was being ambushed by three men and the dog most likely saved his life, authorities said today.
  • Treasury Rule Allows Taxpayer Subsidized Health Insurance For Illegal Immigrants

    05/28/2015 8:58:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 28, 2015 | by Grace-Marie Turner
    New research about implementation of the Affordable Care Act finds that Obama administration regulations are allowing taxpayer subsidized health insurance for some people earning less than the statutory income floor and also for unlawful immigrants. A new study by Andy S. Grewal, an associate professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, explains that the ACA provides tax credits to U.S. citizens with incomes between 100 and 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). However, IRS regulations were written to extend credits to citizens below 100% FPL in some cases. Also, Section 36B of the ACA grants credits to...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fired cop in racist photo: 'Good riddance'

    05/28/2015 8:51:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5/27/15 | Fran Spielman
    .....Chicago Police Officers Jerome Finnigan, left, and Timothy McDermott with an unknown man in a photo believed to be taken between 1999 and 2003. | Court file photo Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday had two choice words for the now-fired Chicago Police officer who joined another former officer in posing with rifles as they stood over a black man lying on his belly with deer antlers on his head. “Good riddance.” “Let me be clear: That photo does not represent the values of the city of Chicago that we all share in common. It doesn’t represent the values of the...
  • Latest Q poll shows the GOP field beginning to shift

    05/28/2015 8:32:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    And your winner is… well, nobody, really. The first national poll of GOP presidential candidates since all of the new entrants announced came out this morning and as you might have expected, primary voters are splintering off into various corners rather than solidifying behind a consensus candidate this early in the proceedings. In fact, you can’t even pick out who an early “leader” is because it’s a five way tie at ten percent each. (From Time magazine online.) The Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found the GOP field split evenly between former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former neurosurgeon Ben...
  • Young Conservatives Want Gays to Marry?

    05/28/2015 8:15:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/28/2015 | J. Robert Smith
    What’s wrong with shacking up?  America became a de facto shack up society years ago.  Marriage, we were told, was passé.  Why bother about rings?  Shacking up has advantages that marriage doesn’t.  What if the guy or gal you’re “cohabiting” with turns out to be human?  Ours being a maturity-arrested society, we need easier outs when our fantasies fail.  Marriage is inhibiting and a heavy-lift – why, at times, it’s downright oppressive.  It’s so adult and so complicated, it spoils the fun.  If Jason or Amber don’t make the cut, on to the next bed partner.  Fun.       Yet...
  • Baltimore Residents Fearful Amid Rash Of Homicides

    05/28/2015 6:27:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | 5/28/2015 | unknown
    ".....36 people killed in Baltimore so far this month, already the highest homicide count for May since 1999. But while homicides are spiking, arrests have plunged more than 50 percent compared to last year. The drop in arrests followed the death of Freddie Gray from injuries he suffered in police custody. Gray’s death sparked protests against the police and some rioting, and led to the indictment of six officers."
  • Watch Marilyn Mosby’s Long-Forgotten Judge Judy Appearance (Video)

    05/28/2015 6:24:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 15 replies
    TheDC ^ | 5/27/15 | Blake Neff
    A video has recently surfaced of Marilyn Mosby, the district attorney responsible for charging six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, making an appearance on the popular arbitration court series “Judge Judy” more than a decade ago. The video dates back to the early 2000s, in the show’s fifth season, when Mosby was in college and still going by her maiden name, Marilyn James. Mosby was on the program with a rather bizarre case: She was suing business owner Ryan Johnson for damages to the apartment she lived in while at college.
  • San Andreas Ready to Blow – In Theaters and In Real Life

    05/28/2015 6:20:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    www.sciencetimes.com ^ | May 26, 2015 03:30 PM EDT | Rachel K Wentz
    Admit it, there's nothing more fun than sitting in a dark theatre, munching on a bucket of buttery popcorn, and watching the Earth get demolished. In the latest round of catastrophic flicks, California is destroyed as the famous San Andreas Fault unleashes unimaginable (and unrealistic) devastation across the state. The new film, San Andreas, depicts the rupture of an unknown fault near the Hoover Dam in Nevada, which gets the destructive ball rolling by setting off powerful earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault. And although earthquakes are nothing new to Californians, and pose serious threats along the famous fault, Hollywood...
  • Ben & Jerry's new flavor hits climate change

    05/28/2015 5:55:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/28/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Ben & Jerry’s newest flavor makes a mouthful of a statement about one of the biggest political agendas under the Obama administration – climate change. “Save Our Swirled” is a raspberry-based ice cream with marshmallow and fruity swirls, flecked with miniature dark-and-white-fudge ice cream cone bits. The blog Take Part reported the product hit store shelves on Wednesday, in conjunction with a company campaign against climate change.
  • An extraordinary story of alleged sex abuse of students at elite private school over decades

    05/28/2015 5:52:50 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27 | Valerie Strauss
    A new report commissioned by concerned alumni of Horace Mann School, an elite private school in New York City, tells an extraordinary story of the sexual abuse of scores of students over decades by teachers, coaches, department heads, a headmaster, a school chaplain and a dean of guidance. The findings build on revelations made public in recent years about sex abuse at Horace Mann, which was founded by Columbia University on its campus in 1887 but has long been an independent school in the Bronx, now with 1,782 students from nursery school through 12th grade. It costs $41,900 a year...
  • Coulter: Current Immigration Policy All About Importing Dem Voters

    05/28/2015 5:31:15 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 May 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist and author of “Adios, America” Ann Coulter argued current immigration policy is “100%” about trying to change the US ” into a direction that is more favorably disposed to vote for the Democrats” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Coulter began by praising Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos for debating her on his show and doing a “fantastic job” with the interview, something that she said no one else will do. ... Coulter also stated that she thinks current immigration policy is “100%” about importing voters and said of Republicans who oppose closing the border, “They are looking...
  • All Gave Some, Some Gave All -- Memorial Day Salute

    05/28/2015 5:30:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Larry Elder
    On November 11, 2011, Congress voted to award a Congressional Gold Medal for the 20,000 black Marines of Montford Point, the first blacks to serve as Marines. I write about Staff Sgt. Elder -- and my struggle to understand him -- in my latest book, "Dear Father, Dear Son." On August 13, 2013, Col. Jason Bohm, commander, "Fighting 5th," United States Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, made the following remarks: "We are honored that you joined us today to recognize the service of one of our own, Staff Sgt. Randolph Elder. ... "In the days leading up to World War II,...
  • Some Lives Matter

    05/28/2015 5:24:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    History will be much kinder to the Obama years than it should be, but only because the historians who write about them most likely will be sycophantic progressives unwilling or unable to admit their belief system is a failure. Books will be cooked, data will be cherry picked, and the Obama years will be an oasis after the hell that was the Bush years. In reality, the Obama years will be what may end up being the greatest missed opportunity of the last 50 years. The opportunities missed weren’t economic – President Obama’s rigid adherence to his progressive ideology could...
  • The Value of Awe

    05/28/2015 5:08:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 201 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Selfies, followers, likes and the fascination with celebrity anythings (chefs, decorators, stylists, authors, etc.) are just a few of the ways that today's society focuses attention on individuals. It's not enough to be a great chef -- it's better to be a celebrity chef. It's not enough to participate in an event -- it's better to snap a selfie of yourself at the event and then post it online for all to see. This increasing focus on individuals can be seen to increase the potential for narcissism, which the online dictionary defines as "the inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love;...
  • W.Va. joins list of states with abortion ban at 20 weeks

    05/28/2015 4:58:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wvmetronews.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Shauna Johnson
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Abortions after 20 weeks into a pregnancy, in most cases, are now illegal in West Virginia. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act took effect on Tuesday, making the Mountain State one of nearly a dozen states with such a ban. “I’m proud of our folks here in the state for passing this legislation because I think the people of the state want it,” Dr. Wanda Franz, president of West Virginians for Life, one of the leading supporters of the legislation, said on Wednesday’s MetroNews “Talkline.” “This is very important legislation and a new step nationally for us...
  • Same-sex “Marriage” and the Persecution of Christians in Canada

    05/28/2015 3:55:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 28, 2015 | EA Z. SINGH
    Canada legalized same-sex “marriage” in 2005, the fourth country in the world to do so. During the rushed public debate that preceded legalization, the Christian and traditional understanding of marriage as the union of a man and a woman had strong support. Polls showed a deep split among Canadians, and the majority (52 percent) were actually against legalization at the time that it occurred.Opponents of same-sex “marriage” were given all kinds of assurances. The preamble to the Civil Marriage Act states that “everyone has the freedom of conscience and religion,” “nothing in this Act affects the guarantee of freedom...
  • World has no choice but to decarbonize: U.N. climate chief

    05/28/2015 2:33:12 AM PDT · by raybbr · 59 replies
    Yahoo.news ^ | May 26, 2015 | Megan Rowling
    BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Responding to climate change in the next 15 years is the world's "mega development project", given the need to invest trillions of dollars in infrastructure, creating jobs and economic stability, the United Nations' top climate change official said on Tuesday. "It makes fundamental economic sense" for countries to push forward on tackling climate change because of the benefits it will bring in terms of food, water and energy, as well as employment," Christiana Figueres told a carbon market conference in Barcelona. This, together with the speed at which businesses are acting on climate change and...
  • Golden State Warriors owner fired coach Mark Jackson for refusing to embrace homosexuality

    05/28/2015 1:46:28 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    MofoPolitics.com ^ | May. 13, 2014
    From 1992 to 2012, the Golden State Warriors were consistently one of the worst teams in basketball. The team was so unimaginably miserable, management so criminally negligible– that owner Joe Lacob was mercilessly booed for 15 straight minutes at a ceremony honoring beloved Warriors great Chris Mullin… (SNIP) Enter Mark Jackson. After a rocky start in 2011, Jackson turned a perennial loser into one of the top teams in the NBA. In 2014, the Warriors finished with 51 wins– the most wins by the team in two decades. (SNIP) Having failed to catch Jackson’s spewing “hate speech”– Lacob and Welts...
  • Politico Quotes Scott Walker Wildly Out Of Context To Invent Abortion Attack

    05/28/2015 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The DC - The Daily Caller ^ | May 27, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Politico reported Wednesday on a controversial statement made by Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a piece entitled “Scott Walker on mandatory ultrasounds: ‘It’s just a cool thing out there.'” The only problem? Walker never said that. In an interview with radio host Dana Loesch, Walker defended a law he signed that required an ultrasound be performed before an abortion. But the context makes clear that ultrasounds were a “cool thing,” not mandatory ultrasounds before an abortions. In particular, he made his statement during a discussion of people who keep ultrasounds of their own children:
  • [California:] Davis ordinance seeks middle ground in sugary beverage debate

    05/27/2015 10:52:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 32 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sammy Caiola
    Do you want water or milk with that? Servers at Davis city restaurants will soon be asking that question to customers ordering kids’ meals with beverages, under a new ordinance designed to discourage sugary soda consumption. The ordinance, passed on a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday night, will require any Davis restaurant that offers a meal-with-drink kids’ menu to make water or milk, not soda, the primary option. Parents can still request soda at no extra charge, but must specifically ask for it. By Sept. 1, Davis restaurants must prove compliance with the city ordinance by submitting a copy of their...
  • Climate Change a Security Issue, McCain Says [2007]

    05/27/2015 10:47:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2007
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) cast global warming and America's dependence on foreign oil as national security issues in a speech on energy policy yesterday, the last of three addresses designed to outline the foundation of his soon-to-be announced presidential campaign. "National security depends on energy security," said McCain in the speech, which was part of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' "Decision 2008" program. "The problem isn't a Hollywood invention, nor is doing something about it a vanity of Cassandra-like hysterics."
  • Secret Ohio Department of Health Documents Reveal 47 Horrific Botched Abortions

    05/27/2015 9:26:01 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | May 26, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Ohio recently made headlines with reports that half the abortion clinics in that state have closed and several others have curtailed services, reducing abortion numbers to the lowest since 1976. “When abortion clinics close, abortions decline and lives are saved. It’s as simple as that,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and co-author of the book Abortion Free. “We have worked in Ohio on a number of projects in cooperation with local leaders that, in part, contributed to this decline.” While some refuse to acknowledge that abortion clinic closures contribute to lower abortion numbers, Newman explains that the evidence...
  • Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.

    05/27/2015 9:07:00 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 41 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 05/27/2015 | Yahoo
    Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.
  • Jenna Bush Hager Being Considered for NBC Talk Show

    05/27/2015 8:30:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 27 | Stephanie Smith
    “Today” correspondent Jenna Bush Hager is in the running for a new NBCUniversal daytime talk show in development that could eventually replace “The Meredith Vieira Show,” sources told Page Six. The Bush daughter is one of several people testing for a panel-style chat program to replace “Vieira,” which has seen soft ratings since its launch last season. Hager, 33, was spotted out in Los Angeles last week testing for the potential pilot, which we hear would include both male and female hosts.
  • Tours on USS Arizona Memorial Suspended After Ship Hits Dock

    05/27/2015 8:23:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/27 | Audrey McAvoy
    The National Park Service says tours on the USS Arizona Memorial are suspended after a vessel struck and damaged the memorial's dock. Spokeswoman Abby Wines said Wednesday that boats are taking visitors to a spot near the memorial where they may view it from a distance, but visitors are not being taken on it. Wines says the ramp and handrails connecting the dock to the memorial are mangled. Park service and Navy divers are expected to assess the damage from underwater Wednesday. The incident occurred when the hospital ship USNS Mercy and a civilian tugboat contracted by the Navy were...
  • Chimp Rights to Be Weighed at NYC Court Hearing

    05/27/2015 8:16:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 5/27 | Jake Pearson
    A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment. Steven Wise, an attorney with the Nonhuman Rights Project, told Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe in a nearly two-hour hearing that Hercules and Leo are "autonomous and self-determining beings" who should be granted a writ of habeas corpus and be moved from Stony Brook University on Long Island to a sanctuary in Florida. "They're essentially in solitary confinement," Wise told the judge before a crowd...
  • Obamacare: Republicans Can’t Win For Losing?

    05/27/2015 7:55:29 PM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    If the plaintiffs win the current Affordable Care Act (ACA) case before the U.S. Supreme Court, King v. Burwell, millions of Americans who bought health insurance through the federal marketplace or “exchange” will lose the federal tax dollars they’re getting to help buy their policies. That’s because the Court would have ruled the ACA only allowed subsidies to be given to those buying policies on state-established exchanges; not the federal website.It would theoretically be a victory for Republicans who oppose Obamacare: Americans would likely find the health care law less palatable if tax money isn’t helping pay for their mandatory...
  • "What We Know Now": Iraq revisionism is not knowledge

    05/27/2015 6:53:45 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 12 replies
    “What We Know Now”: Iraq revisionism is not knowledge by Daniel Clark “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” That was the question that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly put to Jeb Bush about Iraq. The Florida governor’s answer, and his subsequent attempts at clarification, have since been roundly criticized. Little has been said, however, about the awfulness of Kelly’s question. Bush should have challenged Kelly’s premise, by asking her what it is “we know now” that should produce a different answer than he would have given in 2003. When critics of the Iraq War refer...
  • The Brownshirts of Our Time [liberal intolerance]

    05/27/2015 6:49:04 PM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2015 | Dr. Phyllis Chesler
    On Saturday evening, November 8, 2003, I addressed a free-standing feminist “networking” conference of mainly African-American and Hispanic-American women at Barnard College. The conference was sponsored by WERISE (Women Empowered through Revolutionary Ideas Supporting Enterprise), which was described as a grassroots, multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-disciplinary organization for women in the arts. The women ranged in age from 20 to 65 and were dressed in corporate business suits, colorful African and ethnic attire, and youthful jeans. A few days before the conference one of the organizers asked me about my most recent book and I told her it was The New...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 28 May 2015

    05/27/2015 6:00:05 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ABRAMS FIRING U.S. soldiers inside an Abrams M1A1 tank fire the main battle gun during Exercise Combined Resolve II at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, June 16, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's Company D, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Squadron, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Farmer Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. AIR CUSHION A landing craft...
  • Shabazz: Calls On Nation Of Islam,NBP "Army" "To Defend Us With The Force Of Arms"

    05/27/2015 5:43:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Pam Key
    On last week’s episode of the official broadcast of the New Black Panthers Party’s “Black Power Radio,” former national chairman of the New Black Panther Party and current national president of Black Lawyers for Justice Malik Zulu Shabazz, said it is time for black groups like The Nation of Islam, the Huey P. Newton Gun Club and the New Black Panthers to organize, arm themselves and patrol to defend black communities against police brutality.