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  • Will Hillary ’16 Be a ‘White Dude Fest’?

    01/26/2015 7:46:27 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 26, 2015 | Tim Mak
    Hillary Clinton’s pre-presidential campaign has made some high-profile hires recently—but all of them, so far, are white males. And Democrats have noticed. Does Hillary Clinton need binders full of women? Some Democrats, particularly women and people of color, think so.
  • Cops: Ex-Fox producer kills himself outside NYC headquarters

    01/26/2015 7:16:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan 26, 2014
    <p>A former employee of a Fox television station in Texas shot himself to death outside the company's New York headquarters Monday, shortly after handing out fliers saying the company had ended his career, police said.</p> <p>He was pronounced dead shortly afterward at a hospital. Perea was employed as a producer at a Fox News station in Austin until June, according to Fox officials. He worked at the station FOX7-KTBC for 10 months, according to a statement from Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations, to employees.</p>
  • How is this possible?

    01/26/2015 6:24:57 PM PST · by Boomer · 33 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | Jan 26, 2015 | Me
    Obama Job Approval Hits 50% for First Time Since 2013 by Lydia Saad Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Print Story Highlights President's three-day average job rating through Sunday reaches 50% First time Obama has hit 50% threshold since 2013 In the past month, Obama up most among younger, lower-income adults PRINCETON, N.J. -- Less than a week after President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress, his job approval rating reached 50% in Gallup Daily tracking conducted Friday through Sunday. This is the first time the president's rating has returned to that...
  • ‘Free range cannibalism’? Hearty mockery as blizzard-fearing NYC hipsters storm Whole Foods

    01/26/2015 6:03:35 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 51 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 26, 2015
    "911, what's your emergency?" "IT'S SNOWING AND WE'RE OUT OF KALE!"
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas ~ 27 JAN 2015

    01/26/2015 5:53:03 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 40 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas Little Rock Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 17 miles northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas. The host unit at Little Rock AFB is the 19th Airlift Wing (19 AW), assigned to the Air Mobility Command 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force. The wing provides the Department of Defense the largest C-130 Hercules transport fleet in the world, supplying humanitarian airlift relief to victims of disasters, to airdropping supplies and troops into the heart of contingency operations in hostile areas. Little...
  • Lobbyist at March for Life: Anti-webcam abortions state legislation being finalized

    01/26/2015 3:30:34 PM PST · by Morgana
    idahostatejournal.com ^ | 1/24/2015 | Dave Goins Idaho News Service
    Lobbyist at March for Life: Anti-webcam abortions state legislation being finalized - Members - Mobile Adv BOISE — Right to Life of Idaho is finalizing state draft legislation that would ban “webcam abortions” in Idaho, a lobbyist for the anti-abortion group said Saturday. Co-sponsors of the nascent anti-abortion legislation at the Idaho Legislature include Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, and Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, said Right to Life of Idaho lobbyist Kerry Uhlenkott after an anti-abortion demonstration in downtown Boise on Saturday afternoon. “We’re just putting some final tweaks on the bill, and then we should be good to go for...
  • Gone Demagoguin'! Ted Cruz and Scott Walker Stage "Fiery" Appeal to Farthest Right

    01/26/2015 3:08:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Gentlemen's Quarterly | January 26, 2015 | Jason Zengerle
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.gq.com/news-politics/201502/ted-cruz-scott-walker-2016
  • Blizzard expected to bring New York to a standstill, subway to shutdown

    01/26/2015 2:47:23 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 74 replies
    Los Angeles Atimes ^ | Monday, January 26, 2015 | Tina Susman, and others
    Snow and powerful winds swept into the Northeast on Monday as a storm predicted to grow into a major blizzard prompted mass transit shutdowns, highway closures, thousands of airline flight cancellations and a ban on driving in New York City and on major roads across the region. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of New York City’s subway and bus system as of 11 p.m. Monday, the first such closure since Superstorm Sandy hit the region in the fall of 2012. With the closure of all mass transit, and the citywide driving ban as of 11 p.m., Cuomo’s...
  • Slate: ‘Friends’ reruns no longer politically correct

    01/26/2015 1:32:52 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 96 replies
    File this under “the one where Friends fail to fits in with ‘modern gender politics'”. By the standards of circa-2015 political correctness, does the long-running sitcom pass the test? The show that brought a huge young audience to NBC’s primetime lineup in the 1990s was apparently a hotbed of anti-gay, misogynistic antics and all-around bigotry. That’s according to the historical revisionists over at Slate, where Ruth Graham has been taking notes while binge-watching reruns on Netflix. Could it be the next Amos ‘n Andy? Isn’t the problem obvious? In the 1990s, PC extremism was still confined to college campuses, while...
  • Sowell: Random Thoughts

    01/26/2015 1:13:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 27, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: Who says President Obama doesn't promote bipartisanship? His complicity in Iran's moving toward nuclear bombs has alarmed some top Senate Democrats enough to get them to join Republicans in opposition to the Obama administration's potentially suicidal foreign policy. Before the current measles outbreak, measles was once almost wiped out in the United States. But an article in a medical journal more than a decade ago had many parents afraid to have their children vaccinated, for fear that the vaccine causes autism. After scientific studies refuted that claim, the medical journal repudiated the article, and...
  • Ancient Crash, Epic Wave

    01/26/2015 1:03:44 PM PST · by Sawdring · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2006 | SANDRA BLAKESLEE
    At the southern end of Madagascar lie four enormous wedge-shaped sediment deposits, called chevrons, that are composed of material from the ocean floor. Each covers twice the area of Manhattan with sediment as deep as the Chrysler Building is high. On close inspection, the chevron deposits contain deep ocean microfossils that are fused with a medley of metals typically formed by cosmic impacts. And all of them point in the same direction — toward the middle of the Indian Ocean where a newly discovered crater, 18 miles in diameter, lies 12,500 feet below the surface. The explanation is obvious to...
  • Hospitals Giving 'Death Test' to Seniors

    01/26/2015 12:38:22 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/25/2016 | Neal Colgrass,
    (Newser) Seniors had better brace themselves: Some US hospitals are now administering the "death test," which estimates their chance of dying over the next 30 days. Invented in Australia, the test weighs 29 different criteria—including blood pressure, respiratory rate, and medical history—to determine whether hospitalization is worthwhile or the patient should return home or go to a hospice, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The idea is to prevent needless and expensive procedures while allowing patients to spend their last days with loved ones. "Most terminally ill people want to die at home, but in fact three quarters end up dying...
  • Media take the distraction bait again

    01/26/2015 12:24:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Herman Cain
    But we won't.Today, we are not going to talk about "Deflategate", the green lipstick woman that most normal people have never heard of, the unfounded controversy about an American hero portrayed in a movie, the administration being ticked off that Speaker John Boehner actually did something constructive to maintain our relationship with Israel, or a State of the Union speech that was so out of touch with reality that even liberal Obama stalwart Chris Matthews said so.None of those distractions will do a thing to stimulate the economy, increase the income of working Americans, create jobs, reduce the national debt,...
  • Don’t Run, Mitt. Don’t Run

    01/26/2015 12:18:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    Mitt Romney, you're an honorable and accomplished man. You would have been a good president and infinitely better than Obama as a steward of the economy and national security. But, Mitt, we need to talk. You don't get it. You don't really get the basic proposition that freedom works better than government by experts. Sure you believe the concept generally, but there are all those details and exceptions. You hired Jonathan Gruber to guide your health plan. You believe global schemes to reduce carbon will help the climate rather than enrich and empower global elites. You endorsed raising the minimum...
  • SF Archbishop on Pelosi: No Catholic Can Dissent from Church Teaching on Abortion

    01/26/2015 11:27:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 26, 2015 | Luaretta Brown
    Video at link of Pelosi's comments. (CNSNews.com) – Responding to statements made by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi--who would not say at her press briefing last week if a 20-week-old unborn child is a "human being"--Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said that it is a “scientific fact that human life begins at conception” and that “no Catholic can dissent in good conscience” from Church teaching on the sanctity of life. At her Jan. 22 briefing Pelosi said she had "great standing" to speak on the issue of abortion, noting that she was a "Catholic and a mom of five"...
  • Blizzard 2015 photos: NYC grocery stores cleaned out as Northeast prepares for snow storm

    01/26/2015 11:27:10 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 269 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | January 26, 201 | Ben Axelson
    Grocery stores in New York City and around the Northeast are being overrun and cleaned out as customers brace for a "potentially historic" snow storm set to bury the region. Shoppers tweeted photos from checkout lines at stores throughout the Northeast using the hashtags #blizzardof2015 and #Snowmageddon2015: ..and here's proof! @WholeFoods more like wholezoo. #blizzardof2015 pic.twitter.com/XoixguYZrv — Teresa Priolo (@Fox5Teresa) January 25, 2015
  • Michael Moore Responds to 'Haters' After 'American Sniper' Uproar (Supports "Chelsea" Manning)

    01/26/2015 11:21:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 25, 2015 | Daniel Kreps
    "Here's the truth they can't or won't report: I'm the one who has supported these troops - much more than the bloviators on Fox News," Moore writes.Filmmaker Michael Moore caused a firestorm this week when he tweeted, in response to the film American Sniper, "My uncle [was] killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot you in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders are worse." Even Kid Rock criticized the Fahrenheit 9/11 director, writing "[expletive] you Michael Moore, you're a piece of $#*+ and your uncle would be ashamed of you." After a week...
  • History Channel Presents Laughably Inaccurate 'Sons of Liberty'

    01/26/2015 11:05:56 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 26, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Okay, it wasn't quite as bad as "Sam Adams: Vampire Hunter" but it was close. I am referring to the History channel's series "The Sons of Liberty" in which the real life Sam Adams, who was a middle-aged portly guy by the time of the opening scene in 1765, comes off as a young athletic urban ninja hopping up to the rooftops of Boston to evade arrest by British troops. And that was just one of the many laughable inaccuracies of the History channel's presentation of the era leading up to the American Revolution. Although one can easily get the...
  • Occupy the syllabus (More Berkley lunacy)

    01/26/2015 10:55:18 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 30 replies
    The Daily Californian ^ | 1/20/2015 | Rodrigo Kazuo and Meg Perret
    We are calling for an occupation of syllabi in the social sciences and humanities. This call to action was instigated by our experience last semester as students in an upper-division course on classical social theory. Grades were based primarily on multiple-choice quizzes on assigned readings. The course syllabus employed a standardized canon of theory that began with Plato and Aristotle, then jumped to modern philosophers: Hobbes, Locke, Hegel, Marx, Weber and Foucault, all of whom are white men. The syllabus did not include a single woman or person of color. We have major concerns about social theory courses in which...
  • Half of all Londoners will be foreign-born by 2031

    01/26/2015 10:23:26 AM PST · by pabianice · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/26/15 | Robinson
    Foreigners living in London set to outnumber native Britons in 16 years Capital's immigrant population will hit five million for the first time in 2031 They will overtake number of British-born residents, which's on the decline In 1971 it was more than 6m but this will sink below 5m in coming decades Total population, currently at 8.7m, will hit 10m in 2031 and 11m in 2041 The number of foreign-born people living in London will outnumber native Britons by 2031, it was revealed today. The immigrant population of the capital will reach at least five million in 16 years -...
  • Study: Poor Boys Are More Likely to Fight, Lie, and Steal If They Live in Mixed-Income Housing

    01/26/2015 10:15:40 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 22, 2015 | Alice Robb
    Local governments are increasingly promoting mixed-income housing as a tool for fighting poverty, on the assumption that economic integration gives low-income children a better chance at overcoming poverty. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, for instance, has set a target of building 200,000 affordable housing units in the city, and he wants them to be distributed throughout mixed-income and more affluent neighborhoods. “Our goal is really to foster more economically diverse neighborhoods,” Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, told the New York Times. These programs rest on the assumption that mixed-income communities benefit low-income residents. Poorer...
  • MLA Ignores Victims of Communism

    01/26/2015 10:03:32 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 23, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    The fall of communism and socialism have “robbed” the “post-Sovietized world,” Noemi Marin of Florida Atlantic University suggested at this year’s Modern Language Association (MLA) conference in Vancouver, Canada. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world has ignored the “traumatic coloniality” and the resulting “trauma had been going on for forty-five years before now,” Marin alleges. The new focus of the debate should be “between communist studies and postcolonial studies” and create “subjective constructivist ideas about identity,” she avers. Herta Mueller, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for literature and grew up in Romania under communist rule, offers...
  • US Embassy in Yemen Releases Emergency Message “Depart Immediately” You Are On Your Own

    01/26/2015 10:02:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/26/15 | Jim Hoft
    The US Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen released an emergency message today warning ALL US CITIZENS to “depart immediately.” The embassy went on to say US citizens are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.
  • A world critical of gun control in the U.S.

    01/26/2015 9:48:58 AM PST · by rktman · 59 replies
    natmonitor.com ^ | 1/23/2015 | Deven Bhagwandin
    The polarizing topic of gun control in the U.S. is once again in the national and world spotlight as gun manufacturer PARA USA calls for a boycott of the film Taken 3. The film’s lead actor, Liam Neeson, told a reporter last week that he felt there were too many guns in America. During the interview he added, “Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.’” While the debate over the constitutionality of gun control laws rages, Neeson’s comment exemplifies the critical view of the rest of the world...
  • Toward a Future Less Marred by Gun Violence

    01/26/2015 9:38:59 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    thecrimson.com ^ | 1/26/2015 | The Crimson Staff
    Last week, President Obama omitted mention of gun control in a State of the Union address for the first time since 2012. Politically, that decision might make sense. In the past year, the United States suffered fewer widely-covered massacres involving firearms, and politicians may have been less inclined to pursue gun control for this reason. The recent shooting at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the recent increase in Boston's gun homicide rate the homicide rate, however, highlight the fact that restricting access to firearms remains a significant public safety issue both locally and nationwide
  • Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan Accused Of Multiple Child Rapes [ United Kingdom]

    01/26/2015 9:29:30 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 26 Jan 2015 | Andre Walker
    After months of speculation Leon Brittan has finally been publicly named as one of the politicians at the centre of sexual rape allegations from the 1970s and 1980s. Two men have come forward to say they were abused by the former Home Secretary, who died last week. He is accused of having attended paedophile sex parties at the Elm Park Guest House in West London. With one former Social Worker claiming she saw photographs of the peer with naked boys sitting on his knee at the hotel, which was ultimately closed down for being a brothel. Brittan also stands accused...
  • Encore Presentation of Patterns of Evidence: Exodus

    01/26/2015 9:24:04 AM PST · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-26-15 | Jake Hebert
    Encore Presentation of Patterns of Evidence: Exodus by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * The Exodus is one of the best-known narratives in the Bible. It details the Israelites' escape from Egypt after centuries of slavery, Moses' rise to leadership, the devastating plagues on Egypt, and the miraculous Red Sea crossing. Yet many, maybe even the majority, of archaeologists and historians insist there is no evidence that the biblical Exodus ever occurred. This debate is the subject of the award-winning documentary Patterns of Evidence: Exodus that has an encore presentation this Thursday.1 "Absence of evidence," however, does not necessarily indicate "evidence of...
  • Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

    01/26/2015 8:38:43 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | 26 Jan 2015
    An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country’s first case that came to trial over the widespread practice .... It is practiced in 29 countries, mostly in East and West Africa, but also in Iraq and Yemen. Rights groups see it as a way to control female sexuality that causes physical and psychological damage.
  • Meet the People Who Want Obama to Repeal the Bill of Rights

    01/26/2015 8:35:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/26/15 | Mark Dice
    Meet the Americans who want Obama to repeal the Bill of Rights in order to keep the country safe from terrorists. Political prankster Mark Dice asks Obama supporters if they would support Obama's plan to repeal the Bill of Rights to protect Americans from terrorists.
  • Things Are Bad In Texas: Crash in oil prices is weighing on economy.

    01/26/2015 8:14:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/26/2015 | Myles Udland
    The crash in oil prices is weighing on Texas' economy. The January Texas manufacturing survey from the Dallas Fed was a huge miss, with the general business activity reading coming in at -4.4. Expectations were for the composite index to come in at 3.0, down from 4.1 in December. Factory activity in the region was flat in January. The big takeaway, however, is that as with last month, numerous business executives expressed concerns over how the crash in crude oil prices would affect results.
  • Syriza Trounces New Democracy; Greeks Stop Paying Taxes; Run on Greek Banks Escalates; Get Out!

    01/26/2015 8:11:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    As late as yesterday I read numerous mainstream media reports that Syriza would win by three to five percent and would need to form an unstable coalition to rule. In contrast, here was my January 19 prediction (and rationale): Expect a Blowout Win by Syriza in Greece. Syriza Trounces New Democracy The final votes are not counted, but exit polls show a blowout, with incumbent party New Democracy going down in flames. The Wall Street Journal reports GreeceÂ’s Radical Leftist Syriza Party Poised to Win Election, Exit Polls Say. Syriza appeared set to win between 35.5% and 39.5% of the...
  • How Obama Glossed Over His Greatest Failure

    01/26/2015 8:09:18 AM PST · by libstripper · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 26, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    What amazed me is that Obama mentioned it all. Deep into his predictably Panglossian State of the Union speech on Tuesday, the president reminded the audience of the vision he shared at his breakout 2004 convention speech – namely, that there not be a "a black America or a white America ,  but a United States of America." Pundits, he conceded, faulted him for failing to deliver on this vision, but curiously, Obama did not say the pundits were wrong. Instead, he criticized them for their cynicism, their failure to take his vision seriously. This, of course, was nonsense. The great...
  • Why ‘Gay Marriage’ is Evil

    01/26/2015 8:02:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Logic is the cognitive pathway to truth. While to err is human, when we objectively apply logic to the question at hand, we at least endeavor, if done so in good faith, to arrive at the truth of the matter. Jesus is the spiritual, and the very narrow, pathway to Truth, which is Himself. He invented logic. It’s a tool that helps us to observe, study and to otherwise uncover the many mysteries veiled beneath His awesome natural order. Truth is universal. It applies to everyone, including to the relativist who might prefer wandering aimless and far removed from logic’s...
  • I.O.W.A.

    01/26/2015 7:56:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Rich Galen
    The best thing about Iowa's self-promoted position as the opening act of the primary season is: It's only four letters long. Thank God the center of the political universe isn't located in a place called Chickasawhatchee, Georgia. I didn't go to the big rollout in Des Moines over the weekend, even though I knew I would pine for that unique feeling of the wind, having started on the eastern slopes of the Rockies, raced across the flat, Central Plains with nothing in its way until it slammed into my butt on Grand Avenue. Next January in Des Moines will be...
  • So, What’s to Become of Obama’s SOTU Tax Proposals?

    01/26/2015 7:56:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/26/2015 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – President Obama and the Republican-led Congress are in agreement that tax reform needs to be a priority this year but the two sides can’t find common ground on how to achieve that goal. In his State of the Union speech, Obama laid out a sweeping plan that raises some corporate taxes and the estate tax while simultaneously providing cuts for middle class families. The capital gains tax would go from 25 percent to 28 percent, and the proposal would impose a fee on the nation’s largest banks. During an appearance in Boise, Idaho, in wake of his address...
  • Obama Knocked for Chewing Gum in India's Republic Day Parade: 'Ungainly Sight'

    01/26/2015 7:53:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 01/26/2015
    President Obama is being knocked by local press for chewing gum today at the Republic Day parade in India."In an ungainly sight, cameras caught US President Brack Obama chewing gum during the Republic Day parade on Monday. In the picture captured by cameras and posted on Twitter by some users, Obama was spotted removing his chewing gum while PM Modi was seen trying to explain something to the US president," reports the Times of India.Here's the picture that appears to be driving the conversation:The report has more:
  • Is Sarah Palin Too Toxic for 2016?

    01/26/2015 7:50:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    Sarah Palin saying “Of course” she's interested regarding running for the presidency in 2016 has people buzzing. During that interview, Palin said we need a candidate who is ready for Hillary. I agree. Romney would be Mr. Nice Guy/gentleman unwilling to attack the girl. As for Palin running, a woman wrote: “I have never given up on her (Sarah Palin). I am sooooooo hoping that she will be our spokesperson. My husband says the press and Obama have tainted her so much that it would be impossible for her to run. I say that 'with God, all things are...
  • Sorry, social conservatives: A Supreme Court defense of gay marriage won't be the next Roe v. Wade

    01/26/2015 7:28:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    The Week ^ | January 26, 2015 | Damon Linker
    The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Every year in the week surrounding the Jan. 22 anniversary of Roe v. Wade, abortion foes organize marches and rallies to proclaim their opposition to the decision, which in 1973 declared the procedure a constitutional right. The Supreme Court guaranteed that the rhetoric surrounding the anniversary would be especially heated this year when on the Friday of the previous week it granted cert in four cases that could produce a majority opinion declaring a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Right on cue, social conservatives responded by linking any such declaration to Roe and...
  • 2016: It Begins. Clear winners and losers emerged from the first major candidate huddle in Iowa

    01/26/2015 7:27:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/26/2015 | John Fund
    The Iowa Freedom Summit this weekend became a major event, with 1,500 voters and 200 journalists crammed into an old theater near downtown Des Moines. It showcased more than a dozen potential Republican presidential candidates, and even though big names such as Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, Senator Rand Paul, and Governor Bobby Jindal didn’t make it, voters and journalists were able to size up most of the GOP field on the same stage for the first time. The field this cycle is the most open and competitive I’ve ever seen. Traditionally, Republicans have picked as their nominee the candidate...
  • Obama Films Anti-Oil Drilling Video - From a Jet

    01/26/2015 7:23:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 1/25/15 | Winton Hall
    .... Obama released an anti-oil drilling environmental video shot aboard Air Force One–an aircraft that has a 53,611 gallon fuel capacity.
  • Government of Spain Makes New Law: Muslims No Longer Allowed to Come Through Our Borders

    01/26/2015 7:13:44 AM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 46 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    Spain has made a new law: Muslims will no longer be able to come through their borders between Spain and North Africa. (Video at link).
  • The State of the Republic

    01/26/2015 7:09:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    resident Obama’s State of the Union was a bridge to nowhere. His job-killing tax-and-spend proposals would just increase the deficit and prevent a robust recovery. His definition of bipartisanship remains—join me in doing it my way, or I’ll do it myself! Here’s one citizen’s alternative “State of the Republic.” Contrary to our president’s glowing assessment, the state of the American republic and the principles that sustain liberty and the American dream are deteriorating. Domestically, the economy is improving, but it’s the most anemic recovery in decades. Under his leadership, the middle class he promises to help has been hit hardest....
  • No Lame Duck, but a Lame Dove!

    01/26/2015 6:57:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. President ObamaÂ’s State of the Union Address made it clear he is no Lame Duck. Despite his midterm election drubbing, the President came out swinging. The economy has come off the mat. Ironically enough, he is benefiting from crash of oil prices. But in his case, he did everything he could do to prevent the surge in domestic oil and natural gas production. It reminds us of what Adlai Stevenson once said about Richard Nixon: HeÂ’s the kind of man who would chop down a redwood, then mount the stump to...
  • Oklahoma Proud to be 'Red State'

    01/26/2015 6:22:55 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 9 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Sunday, January 25, 2015 | Randy Krehbiel
    A Tulsa World analysis of voting behavior and other factors ranks Oklahoma the second-most conservative state in the nation after Utah. The Legislature convening Feb. 2 will be among the most Republican in the nation. The rise of the Republican Party has brought a shift to more business-oriented policies: workers comp and lawsuit reform, reductions in income-tax rates, right to work, weakened regulatory agencies and a push for privatization of everything from education to elevator inspections. “A lot of people think it’s Democrat versus Republican,” said former Democratic Gov. George Nigh, who was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives...
  • Physician, Heal Thyself! With Gunpowder

    01/26/2015 6:13:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    Gunpowder is bullet-proof preventative medicine for American physicians. Every doctor should have the option to carry concealed in clinics and hospitals. A 55-year-old man named Stephen Pasceri walked into Boston’s Brigham and Woman’s Hospital last Tuesday and asked for renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael Davidson. When the surgeon appeared, Pasceri pulled out a .40-caliber pistol and hit the surgeon twice before turning the gun on himself. Dr. Davidson was rushed to the emergency room and operated on but the gunshot wounds proved fatal. His pregnant wife – also a surgeon – was left to mourn the death of her loving...
  • Brown, employee unions set to tangle over health insurance

    01/26/2015 6:12:19 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 01/26/2015 | Jon Ortiz
    After years of making concessions to Gov. Jerry Brown, California labor leaders had hoped that the fourth-and-final-term Democrat finally would be in a giving mood. But after the governor’s budget proposal two weeks ago, several unions are bracing for tough talks in the coming months about Brown’s determination to cut the state’s costs of insuring employees and retirees.
  • Super Bowl's Arizona host may be on the hook for millions

    01/26/2015 5:47:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/24/15
    ....the mayor of Glendale, Arizona - home to Super Bowl XLIX - is questioning the money-making potential of this year's big game, CBS News' David Begnaud reports. "I think if you looked in the till at the end of the day, I think you'll have less money in it than came in," said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. Weiers suspects that when the sun sets on Super Bowl XLIX, the only real loser may be his city. "I'm sure that we're going to spend $3 million," Weiers said. "I would hope, in tax revenues, that we can actually account for well...
  • Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up

    01/26/2015 5:24:39 AM PST · by Theoria · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Jan 2015 | DIONNE SEARCEY and ROBERT GEBELOFF
    The middle class that President Obama identified in his State of the Union speech last week as the foundation of the American economy has been shrinking for almost half a century.In the late 1960s, more than half of the households in the United States were squarely in the middle, earning, in today’s dollars, $35,000 to $100,000 a year. Few people noticed or cared as the size of that group began to fall, because the shift was primarily caused by more Americans climbing the economic ladder into upper-income brackets.But since 2000, the middle-class share of households has continued to narrow, the...
  • Obama Wants to Tax Your Savings...Really

    01/26/2015 4:44:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | John Ransom
    As I have noted previously bond yields continue to go lower, and Investment News reports that it has some bond managers worried that it means that the country will suffer a bout of deflation this year, which mean that the economy, might be, could be, holy cow, a little weaker than expected. Wow. You donÂ’t say? Investment News reports that bond yields are a pretty accurate predictor of which way consumer prices will be going. And in this case the yields are saying consumer prices will be going down. ThatÂ’s good news for those of us who still buy things...
  • Top Communist Admits: Communist Party 'Utilizes' the Democratic Party

    01/26/2015 4:35:25 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 30 replies
    TrevorLoudon.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Trevor Loudon
    Top Communist Admits: Communist Party ‘Utilizes’ the Democratic Party – a Lesson for Constitutionalistshttp://www.trevorloudon.com/2015/01/top-communist-admits-communist-party-utilizes-the-democratic-party-a-lesson-for-constitutionalistss/#sthash.q0d0WQAY.dpuf A radical third party? I agree!http://peoplesworld.org/a-radical-third-party-i-agree/ In an article titled, “A radical third party? I agree!” CPUSA chairman John Batchell wrote, “At this stage we are about building the broad people’s movement led by labor that utilizes the vehicle of the Democratic Party to advance its agenda.” Batchell said that, while he would rather work within the CPUSA to achieve change, for whatever reason, the idea of Soviet-style America just hasn’t caught on with the American public. Therefore, since “the Democratic Party is also home to...