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  • Why men won't marry you

    05/06/2015 8:24:21 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2015 | Suzanne Venker
    That’s a question Peter Lloyd tackles in a series in London’s Daily Mail about Britain’s marriage rate, which is at its lowest level since 1895. “The state of matrimony is not just ailing. It is dying out faster than a mobile phone battery,” Lloyd writes. “For an army of women, Mr. Right is simply not there, no matter how hard they look for him.”
  • Wrong side of the law: Racine correctional officer facing charges for incident on Cinco de Mayo

    05/06/2015 8:19:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog
    FOX6Now ^ | 5-6-15 | BY BRET LEMOINE AND KATIE DELONG
    A Racine correctional officer, who works with criminals every day — is now on the wrong side of the law. This, following an incident that occurred in Racine on Tuesday, May 5th. On Tuesday, police were called out to “Odd Fellows” Food & Liquor on Main Street in Racine for a report of a man in a vehicle pointing a gun at another person. When police arrived, they observed a vehicle in the Odd Fellows parking lot begin to back out of a parking spot. An Odd Fellows employee pointed towards the vehicle — indicating the vehicle’s driver was the...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Baltimore Is Just the Beginning

    05/06/2015 8:00:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 6, 2015 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    "The Baltimore uprising isn’t just about Freddie Gray"The curfew has been lifted in Baltimore, and now all of God’s children are once again tucked back in the snug routine of their daily lives. The black temper tantrum is over, America. We can all go back to watching Castle boyishly charm his way through murder mysteries. Order is restored. Except, as Sportin’ Life says in Porgy and Bess, “It ain’t necessarily so.” What happened in Baltimore isn’t just a one-and-done situation. This wasn’t just a slight sprain in the ankle that we’ll be able to walk off by morning. This was...
  • Crowder Goes Nuclear On Islamic Apologists/Cowards

    05/06/2015 7:31:41 PM PDT · by absentee · 8 replies
    StevenCrowder.com ^ | 5/6/15 | Steven Crowder
    There is nothing that I can write here which will be of more value than actually watching the video. We’re at a turning point. I genuinely believe that this is a moment on which we’ll reflect… and the people who refused to fight back, who refused to run a damn cartoon, will find themselves on the wrong side of history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDiQIhd3JFw
  • Do I Have to Draw You a Picture? The Cartoon Wars Come to America

    05/06/2015 7:19:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 5/6/2015 | William Kilpatrick
    The predominant media response to the jihad attack in Garland, Texas was predictable. To wit: it’s not nice to attack people with AK-47s, but, then, it’s not nice to draw offensive cartoons of Muhammad either. Or as Alisyn Camerota of CNN put it, “there’s a fine line between freedom of speech and being intentionally incendiary and provocative.” This was said in the course of an interview with Pamela Geller, the organizer of the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest event that was interrupted by the Islamist attackers. The exhibit itself was a response to a Muslim sponsored “Stand by...
  • COULTER: Smart Policing: Lock Up Liberals

    05/06/2015 6:51:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/6/2015 | Ann Coulter
    Astronomically low crime rates may be one of the greatest public policy triumphs in history. All this time, liberals have been lying in wait, dying to undo all the accomplishments of the last 20 years. A quarter century of peace has lulled ordinary people into taking their safety for granted. They naturally assume that everyone regards it as a good thing that people are able to go about their lives without being raped, beaten, slashed or murdered. They don't know liberals. I've been warning you since 2001 that, as soon as we left the room, liberals would start emptying the...
  • Wanted: A Teaching Church

    05/06/2015 6:10:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 5/6/15 | Daniel Hyde
    Wanted: A Teaching Church from Daniel Hyde May 06, 2015 Category: Articles The Bible is the Word of God. All Bible-believing evangelical churches affirm this. In historic Protestantism, there is a theology of the Word that not only professes sola Scriptura but also professes the sufficiency of Scripture for all things concerning doctrine, worship, and godliness. What the church of the twenty-first century needs to be is a teaching church that plainly and powerfully proclaims the Word of God. Then the church will be equipped to fulfill its task in the world to worship and to witness to that world.As the “pillar...
  • Depressing reminder: 2016 election will be decided by 7 states — and Florida is absolute must-win

    05/06/2015 6:06:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    Just something I’ve been thinking about, sitting here playing with the RSLC’s new 2016 electoral map widget and drinking heavily. “Create Your Own Path to 270 Map,” the widget beckons. Yeah, go ahead. You go find yourself a path to 270.Here’s what I’ve got.Each blue state you see there has been blue in every presidential election since 1992, with the sole exception of New Mexico — which has been blue in every election since 1992 except for 2004. Obama won the state by 10 points three years ago against Romney and by 15 points seven years ago against McCain;...
  • Good for Megyn Kelly

    05/06/2015 6:05:23 PM PDT · by yetidog · 15 replies
    Fox News | April 7, 2015 | Vanity
    Megyn just gave a very compelling opening that pushed back successfully against the media critics of the Garland Texas event.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 7 May 2015

    05/06/2015 6:00:04 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 38 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ JAVELIN LAUNCHED Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Bottomley fires a FGM-148 Javelin on Camp Pendleton, CA, May 23, 2014. Bottomley is assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and is preparing for his upcoming deployment by employing multiple weapon systems with different support teams. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ismael E. Ortega 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. BLACK SEA TRANSIT The USS Vella Gulf transits the...
  • Big Bird agreed to board doomed Challenger space shuttle, escaped death by being too big

    05/06/2015 5:31:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    New York Daily news ^ | May 6, 2015
    Big Bird almost had a seat on the doomed Challenger space shuttle which exploded just seconds after take-off in 1986, killing seven people onboard, a documentary on the beloved "Sesame Street" character has revealed. "It made my scalp crawl to think I was supposed to be on that," Caroll Spinney, the man who has donned the 8-foot-2 yellow bird costume since 1969, recalled. NASA had initially wanted Spinney to be sent into space to get children more excited about its space program, according to the film "I Am Bird Bird."
  • Pro-Hillary Piece:Hillary Supporter Intends to Vote With Her 'VEH-JY-NAH'

    05/06/2015 5:18:43 PM PDT · by lbryce · 61 replies
    Insrtandpundit ^ | May 6, 2015 | Glenn Reynolds
    MEET THE VAGINA VOTERS: The women voting for Hillary because she’s a woman are setting feminism back a hundred years. “I intend to vote with my vagina.” Have you ever read a more squirm-inducing sentence than that? It appeared in a pro-Hillary piece in Dame magazine, written by a person with a vagina who intends to vote for Clinton because she also has a vagina. Let’s leave aside the unfortunate image conjured up by that sentence (“You can hold a pencil with that thing?!”) The bigger problem with such unabashed declarations of “vagina voting” is that they confirm the descent...
  • White House Struggles to Call Terrorist Attack a Terrorist Attack

    05/06/2015 5:18:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The media's breathlessly waiting on the White House response to the new developments to the Texas terror attack, is because they haven't called it a terror attack yet. Or maybe they have in the last few moments, but from the moment this happened, they said, "Wait a minute, now, we can't jump the gun on this." BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Speaking of the White House reaction to terrorism, let me get back to this. Just a couple of points on this. Did you see yesterday where Josh Earnest, the White House spokesman, said that the Garland, Texas, attack "appears to...
  • DEA agents left college student in cell for five days, receive light punishments

    05/06/2015 5:13:54 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 06, 2015 | CJ Ciaramella/Washington Free Beacon
    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents who left a 23-year-old UC San Diego student locked in a holding cell for five days without food or water received only light punishments, according to the Justice Department. In a Friday letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), the Justice Department revealed that, of the six DEA agents involved in the near-fatal incident, four received letters of reprimand and two were given week-long suspensions without pay. In 2012, DEA agents detained University of California San Diego student Daniel Chong following a raid on his friend’s house, where Chong had gone to smoke marijuana....
  • What's Really Happening in Baltimore (Long Article)

    05/06/2015 5:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: In Baltimore we've got some great audio sound bites coming. The former state attorney, who used to do the job before Marilyn Mosby, went on CNN this morning about a quarter 'til 12, less than a half hour ago, and just made mincemeat out of Mosby and the entire process that has been used to arrive at charges for these cops. The infobabe and the Ken doll anchor over at CNN were beside themselves, and they kept trying to trip this woman up. She would make an assertion -- you'll hear it coming up in a moment -- "What...
  • DEA to traveler: Thanks, I’ll take that cash

    05/06/2015 4:29:37 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 38 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 6, 2015 | Joline Gutierrez Krueger
    Maybe he should have taken traveler’s checks. But it’s too late for that now. All the money – $16,000 in cash – that Joseph Rivers said he had saved and relatives had given him to launch his dream in Hollywood is gone, seized during his trip out West not by thieves but by Drug Enforcement Administration agents during a stop at the Amtrak train station in Albuquerque. An incident some might argue is still theft, just with the government’s blessing. Rivers, 22, wasn’t detained and has not been charged with any crime since his money was taken last month. That...
  • Professor: If You Read To Your Kids, You’re ‘Unfairly Disadvantaging’ Others

    05/06/2015 4:21:59 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 41 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    According to a professor at the University of Warwick in England, parents who read to their kids should be thinking about how they’re “unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children” by doing so. In an interview with ABC Radio last week, philosopher and professor Adam Swift said that since “bedtime stories activities . . . do indeed foster and produce . . . [desired] familial relationship goods,” he wouldn’t want to ban them, but that parents who “engage in bedtime-stories activities” should definitely at least feel kinda bad about it sometimes: “I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly...
  • Off The New Plantations

    05/06/2015 4:14:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | John Warren
    Reflecting upon Ferguson and Baltimore—along with Detroit and other cities—reveals what they all have in common: most of their African-American residents are captives on what some might call the new plantations—urban islands of poverty surrounded by the fetid waters of political disinterest. The new plantations aren’t so new, created as they were by The Great Society, when Lyndon Johnson wrapped himself in the mantle of the brave new world, and despite presumably noble instincts, laid the foundations for a social slavery he would never have imagined. It’s debatable, of course, but when one peruses the photographic journals compiled by Pittsburgh’s...
  • Nigerian bishop: Hillary must think she’s a ‘god’ if she wants us to abandon our pro-life values

    05/06/2015 3:43:36 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 5/5/15 | LifeSiteNews.com
    May 5, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- An African Catholic bishop has said he thinks Hillary Clinton believes she is a god, someone who doesn’t value others’ morals, and he hopes Americans will wake up to what sort of people are running to be their president. “I believe there are three groups of people in this world,” said Bishop Emmanuel Badejo. “Those who believe in God, those who do not believe in God, and those who think they are gods.” “Hillary Clinton I think is one of those who thinks she is a god,” he said. “And I’m not obliged to believe...
  • Get over historical indigenous wrongs: Noel Pearson

    05/06/2015 3:41:32 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies
    The Australian ^ | 7th May 2015 | Natasha Bita
    Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson has challenged indigenous Australians to get over their traumatic history in the same way that Jews survived the Holocaust. Mr Pearson yesterday declared that alcohol was damaging indigenous communities far more than the past wrongs inflicted on Aborigines. “I honestly believe people can rise above historic trauma, otherwise we’ll lose agency and we’re defeated by history,” he told the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists annual congress in Brisbane. “I have to push back against too much attribution to past, to people’s present troubles. Whatever the scars and the burdens that people coming out...
  • Attack on Prime Minister Tony Abbott a new low

    05/06/2015 3:27:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 6th May 2015 | Andrew Bolt
    IF you believe reporter Peter Hartcher, our Prime Minister decides mid-flight he doesn’t want to be met at the airport by a gay. If you believe Hartcher’s claims in the Sydney Morning Herald and Age on Wednesday, Tony Abbott actually checked who’d be in the greeting party when he landed in Paris on Anzac Day. You also believe Abbott got a staffer to ring ahead and tell the gay guy on the list — the Australian ambassador’s partner — to “sit in the car” instead. Seriously? Abbott has copped plenty of abuse from the media, portraying him as a lying,...
  • Huckabee Defends Geller On FNC'S O'Reilly,Van Susteren Criticisms

    05/06/2015 3:24:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” recently declared candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) criticized Fox News hosts Bill O’Reilly and Greta Van Susteren for their criticisms of Pamela Geller and the appropriateness of her “Draw Muhammad” art contest.
  • Smearing Tony Abbott as a homophobe is victory for hatred (Australia's Prime Minister)

    05/06/2015 3:21:39 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies
    The Australian ^ | 7th May 2015 | Chris Kenny
    Given Tony Abbott has been dubbed a misogynist, Islamophobe and racist, I suppose the ­occasional allegation of homophobia shouldn’t be a surprise. But having met Abbott through a mutual, and dear, gay friend more than 20 years ago, it has ­always bemused me. Each time it is attempted, the slur is revealed as increasingly absurd and desperate. Christopher Pearson, a former columnist for this newspaper, was my openly gay editor at The Adelaide Review in the 1990s when he developed a friendship with ­Abbott through an organisation that was anathema to me, Australians for Constitutional Monarchy. Pearson, from the start,...
  • Hillary Clinton to Court Donors for Super PAC

    05/06/2015 3:11:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5-6-15 | No author
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin personally courting donors for a super PAC supporting her candidacy, the first time a Democratic presidential candidate has fully embraced the independent groups that can accept unlimited checks from big donors and are already playing a major role in the 2016 race. Her decision is another escalation in what is expected to be the most expensive presidential campaign in history. Mrs. Clinton’s allies hope that with her support, Priorities USA Action, the top Democratic super PAC, will be able to raise as much as $200 million to $300 million, on par with what the largest...
  • Muslims in Texas Walk a Fine Line After Garland Shooting

    05/06/2015 2:56:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 81 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 6, 2015 | MANNY FERNANDEZ and LAURIE GOODSTEINMAY
    GARLAND, Tex. — When Muslim leaders in the Dallas area learned in February that a provocative New York blogger named Pamela Geller had rented space for an exhibition of cartoons and caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad featuring speakers known for vitriol against Islam, they decided to ignore her. They were well acquainted with Ms. Geller’s methods and figured that there was no point protesting and giving her free publicity. “We don’t want to be falling for her tactics,” Alia Salem, the executive director of the Dallas and Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said to her colleagues....
  • Why Freddie Ran: A Fatal Injury in Police Custody Highlights Baltimore's History of Bogus Busts

    05/06/2015 2:35:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    When the cops chasing Freddie Gray caught up with him, they had a problem: He had not done anything illegal. They solved that problem the way cops often do: They plucked a charge out of thin air. The cops probably would not have gotten into trouble for making an illegal arrest if Gray had not died due to a spinal injury he suffered in the back of a police van. Gray's death has shined a light on the way police officers abuse their arrest powers to impose arbitrary punishment, a practice that helps explain the anger on display in Baltimore...
  • Garland, Texas mayor blames Pam Geller: “She invited an incendiary reaction”

    05/06/2015 2:29:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    Even in Texas. Even in Texas.This is the essence of the “fighting words” logic that Chris Cuomo got ripped for defending this morning, no? Geller picked a fight. She, not just the degenerates who attacked the event, is responsible for creating the threat insofar as a breach of the peace was foreseeable. It’s a logical next step from there to saying, “And therefore we should stop her from picking these sorts of fights, as they put innocent people at risk.”Even in Texas: Mayor Douglas Athas said he wished Ms. Geller, co-founder and president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative,...
  • Rule No. 1 For Picking the GOP's Presidential Nominee: This Is No Time For On-the-Job Training

    05/06/2015 2:28:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The pack of little-known Republican presidential candidates grew larger this week, raising this unasked question: Do any of them believe they have a serious chance of winning the nomination and the presidency in a political process that usually rewards high-profile figures who are widely known among the broad base of their party? There are exceptions to this rule, but more often than not, people with White House ambitions who have beaten the competition and won the highest office in the land had been working toward it for a long time. Consider Ronald Reagan who devoted years to the...
  • Perfect timing: Hilary backs restrictions on First Amendment protections

    05/06/2015 2:25:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Fresh off the heels of CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s embrace a philosophy that would result in the elimination of federal protections on “hate speech” (he mistakenly believed that those protections had been eliminated over a half-century ago by the Supreme Court), Barack Obama’s likely successor as America’s leading Democrat has embraced the cause of restricting free speech. In her dogged quest to sate her restless left-flank, Hillary Clinton has endorsed the notion that the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC can only be reversed by passing an amendment to the Constitution. The Court determined in Citizens United...
  • Fmr Deputy Baltimore State’s Atty: Mosby’s Police Charges ‘Incompetent at Best’

    05/06/2015 2:14:37 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Mediate.com ^ | May 6, 215 | Andrew Kirell |
    Appearing on CNN Wednesday morning, former Baltimore Deputy State’s Attorney Page Croyder blasted current State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby‘s charges against the six officers allegedly involved in Freddie Gray‘s mid-April death. “Any prosecutor interested in the truth and in justice would have used all the tools at her disposal to find them. Ms. Mosby ignored them,” Croyder wrote in a Tuesday op-ed for the Baltimore Sun. “She has one of the most experienced homicide prosecutors in the state of Maryland as chief of her homicide unit, but did not ask him to investigate. She had the police report all of one...
  • The Wrong Kind of Rights: Same-Sex Marriage, Third-Party Reproduction [truncated]

    05/06/2015 2:08:04 PM PDT · by fwdude · 6 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | May 5, 2015 | Jean Lloyd
    Full Title: The Wrong Kind of Rights: Same-Sex Marriage, Third-Party Reproduction, and the Sexualization of Children In our culture, there is a chasm between two irreconcilable conceptions of the meaning and purpose of human sexuality and equality. For children most of all, the wrong kind of sexuality and equality has devastating effects. “No sex! No sex was used to produce this child!” That was the proud proclamation made by one of the girl’s two “fathers” as she was hoisted up high and shown off to a group of us at the sexuality studies conference I was attending. When I first...
  • Liberal media blames the victim

    05/06/2015 1:47:39 PM PDT · by shove_it · 12 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 6 May 2015 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Liberals claim to be the world's boldest defenders of freedom of expression, which is, of course, nonsense. Here's another canard: Liberals also claim to be the most offended against anyone "blaming the victim." What liberals possess is an ideological system which identifies favored groups as victims and supports squelching the free speech of anyone challenging them. One of those favored groups is Muslims. Over the weekend, the American Freedom Defense Initiative held the Muhammad cartoon contest in Dallas, obviously a provocative event. But it wasn't meant to result in two Islamic extremists showing up with assault rifles, later shot to...
  • What Pamela Geller Advocates Is Not Free Speech

    05/06/2015 1:43:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 6, 2015 | Qasim Rashid
    Repeated demonization can inspire violence.There’s an important history behind America’s free speech laws to which the anti-Islam hate group behind the “Draw Muhammad Contest,” is wholly ignorant. While the Islamophobe leading this hate group believes she’s a free speech champion, remarkably comparing herself to Rosa Parks, in reality America’s current free speech model developed as an attempt to protect — not demonize — religious and racial minorities. “U.S. law only began to protect hateful speech during the 1960s,” writes Garrett Epps. “Southern state governments were trying to criminalize the civil-rights movement for its advocacy of change. White Southerners claimed that...
  • British Elections: A Guide For the Perplexed

    05/06/2015 1:40:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    As a public service, here is a brief guide for Americans to tomorrow's British elections. Not that you really need one. The operating principle is easy enough to understand -- like the British taste for delicacies like toad in the hole, bubble-and-squeak and spotted dick. Not to mention specialties like kippers salty enough to make the Dead Sea seem alkaline. As I said, easy to understand. Like the game of cricket, whose rules are as clear to an American as a London fog. Once the election returns are in tomorrow night, it's just a matter of coalition-building, a game that...
  • Remembering Okinawa: Prelude to the Atomic Bomb

    05/06/2015 1:31:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Austin Bay
    Okinawa's ground battle began April 1, 1945, when four American divisions simultaneously assaulted the 65-mile-long island. With two U.S. Marine and two U.S. Army divisions debarking, the attack was one of the Pacific theater's largest amphibious assaults. U.S. commanders, however, were planning another Pacific D-Day, one that would far exceed Okinawa and the Philippines' invasions in scope, complexity and -- yes -- casualties. That would be the war-concluding assault on Japan's home islands. Okinawa's 660 square miles provided America with a big logistics dump and staging area only 350 miles from Kyushu's Southern tip. Japanese leaders knew defeating the U.S....
  • Jeb Bush Administration Invested Florida Pension Money In Porn Purveyor

    05/06/2015 1:08:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | May 6, 2015 | Andrew Perez and David Sirota
    Conservatives in Florida were aghast: State documents said that Gov. Jeb Bush and other overseers of Florida's pension system had shifted retirees' money into a company called Movie Gallery, one of the largest film rental firms in America. Most of the titles were standard comedy and action fare, but a fraction were X-rated titles. In short, the state of Florida was investing taxpayer money in pornography. Bush recently released 280,000 emails from his two terms as governor (1999-2007), and buried in the trove are exchanges about the Movie Gallery investment that highlight the tension between Bush’s stance as a firm...
  • School districts spending millions on ‘white privilege’ training for employees

    05/06/2015 12:48:37 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 24 replies
    EAG ^ | 5/6/2015
    The Pacific Educational Group (PEG) espouses a lot of controversial and stereotypical concepts regarding minority students in K-12 schools. For instance, the organization teaches that black kids are less likely to respond to fundamental ideas like working hard to achieve success, or being on time for school or work, because those ideas are supposedly foreign to African-American culture. PEG is literally selling notions like that to American public schools, and the schools are buying them, at a cost of millions of tax dollars every year. One prominent black professional, journalist and author Juan Williams, thinks those schools are subscribing to...
  • Hillary is the favorite among millionaire voters: Survey

    05/06/2015 12:18:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/06/2015 | Robert Frank
    Hillary Clinton is the favorite U.S. presidential candidate among millionaire voters and would win a head-to-head contest with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, according to the third CNBC Millionaire Survey conducted in March that was released today. The survey, which polls 750 Americans with a net worth of $1 million or more, found that 53 percent of millionaires would vote for the Democratic ex-Secretary of State, compared with 47 percent for the GOP presidential hopeful, in a hypothetical general-election match-up. Clinton had the support of 91 percent of Democratic millionaires, 13 percent of Republican millionaires and 57 percent of Independent...
  • Hillary: I’ll give legal status to any illegal so long as they bring a child with them

    05/06/2015 12:13:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    That’s Conn Carroll’s formulation of what she said yesterday, which reads like it must be an exaggeration for effect. It really isn’t. Obama’s mega-amnesty last November gave legal status to illegals who are parents of U.S. citizens. Hillary’s now promising to expand that by giving legal status to parents of DREAMers — who are themselves illegal immigrants. If kids brought here illegally by their parents qualify for legalization under Obama’s DACA amnesty and the parents of those kids qualify for legalization under President Hillary’s amnesty, then presumably any foreign citizen with a kid has a golden ticket to stay...
  • The New Lynch Mob

    05/06/2015 11:50:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, Democratic Maryland State Senator Catherine Pugh lavished praise on state's attorney Marilyn Mosby, who just days before announced that her office would file a bevy of charges against all six officers involved in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Gray's death drove protests and riots throughout Baltimore, serving as the spark to ignite local rage, and focusing national attention on the state of inner city black Americans. Pugh said that Mosby "really set the bar for the nation in terms of how these sorts of cases ought to be looked at." Pugh wasn't Mosby's only conspicuous fan. Rep....
  • Al Sharpton – No Longer Funny (Was He Ever?)

    05/06/2015 11:38:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Bob Barr
    In 1987, a young, African-American woman named Tawana Brawley was found lying inside a garbage bag, reportedly “unconscious” and covered in feces and racial epithets. Brawley became an overnight media sensation, largely because her claim of having been raped by six white men was trumpeted by the then-largely unknown Rev. Al Sharpton and two other “activists,” as a symbol of systemic racism in America. Several months later, a grand jury found Brawley’s story to be a lie, and a Sharpton associate condemned the Reverend and his cohorts as “frauds from the beginning.” Rather than slink away in shame as many...
  • McCoy on (Philadelphia Eagles coach) Kelly: 'There's a reason he got rid of all the black players'

    05/06/2015 11:23:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 6, 2015 | Jared Dubin
    In an interview with ESPN.com, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy answered a series of questions about his childhood growing up in Pennsylvania, his place in the league as a 26-year old running back, his new team, his new coach (Rex Ryan) and his former team and coach, the Philadelphia Eagles and Chip Kelly. [Snip] There's a reason. ... It's hard to explain with him. But there's a reason he got rid of all the black players -- the good ones [Snip] McCoy is now the second former member of the Eagles to hint at possible racism on Kelly's part...
  • Errol Brown, Hot Chocolate singer, dies aged 71

    05/06/2015 11:17:20 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6th May 2015 | BBC News
    'Hot Chocolate lead singer Errol Brown has died aged 71, his manager has said. Brown had liver cancer and died at his home in the Bahamas, said Phil Dale. Hot Chocolate had hits in more than 50 countries worldwide, including You Sexy Thing - which Brown co-wrote - It Started with a Kiss and Every One's a Winner. Brown was made an MBE by the Queen in 2003 and received an Ivor Novello award for his outstanding contribution to British music in 2004. You Sexy Thing, Hot Chocolate's best-known hit and a top 10 single in the 1970s and '80s,...
  • Ben Carson and Baltimore

    05/06/2015 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Star Parker
    Regardless of how Dr. Ben Carson chooses to try to convince Republican voters that he should be their candidate for president, Carson's personal story is particularly worthy of the attention of all Americans during these troubled times. His story defies much of the conventional wisdom we get from both the left and the right to "explain" the grave social problems in our poor minority communities and the seemingly insurmountable obstacles to success facing poor black children. From the left, we hear that black life in America would have no hope but for government programs to ease the burdens of an...
  • Communist China Drastically Steps Up Persecution of Christians

    05/06/2015 10:59:58 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | April 5, 2015 | Alex Newman
    As the Western establishment works to bolster the communist regime ruling mainland China, Beijing has been intensifying its brutal campaign of persecution against Christians and other believers as part of a broader war on dissent. In fact, according to a recently released report by Christian human-rights organization China Aid, the dictatorship’s crackdown on believers of numerous faiths last year reached levels unseen in at least a decade, surging by more than 10,000 percent in one category over 2013. Analysts are warning that the worst may be yet to come as the Communist Party of China seeks to smash any and...
  • Kansas City Mosque That Wanted To Ban Free Speech Will Hold Funeral For TX Jihadist Nadir Soofi

    05/06/2015 10:25:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/06/2015 | Patrick Poole
    A Kansas City mosque that petitioned Barack Obama to ban free speech defaming Islam in 2012 will hold the funeral for one of the two jihadists killed in a shootout Sunday outside a Dallas-area convention center that was hosting a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest.The Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City (ISGKC) will hold a funeral on Thursday for Nadir Soofi, according to KCTV5: The funeral for one of the people suspected in a chilling attack outside a Texas art contest will be held in the metro.While Nadir Soofi never lived in the metro his father lives in an Overland...
  • Hillary Clinton Says She Will Back Path to 'Full and Equal Citizenship' for Illegal Immigrants

    05/06/2015 10:20:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/06/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has promised to back a path to "full and equal citizenship" for illegal immigrants, and has accused Republicans of treating illegals as "second class." "This is where I differ with everybody on the Republican side. Make no mistake, not a single Republican ... is clearly and consistently supporting a path to citizenship. Not one," Clinton said during a campaign stop in Nevada on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. "When they talk about legal status, that is code for second-class status." Clinton further said that she backs President Barack Obama's executive actions that allow some...
  • Senate set to take up raising Wisconsin speed limit to 70 mph

    05/06/2015 10:13:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 5-6-15 | Jason Stein
    The speed limit on some Wisconsin highways would rise to 70 mph, under a proposal coming before the state Senate on Wednesday. The bill would end Wisconsin's status as a lone island of 65 mph limits in the Midwest by increasing the maximum speed on stretches of interstates and some other four-lane highways that have overpasses, underpasses and ramps instead other roads that directly cross traffic on the highway. If passed by the Senate, the proposal would return to the Assembly, which passed a different version of the bill on a bipartisan vote in March. The proposal would mean that...
  • Victory, what victory? The generation that's clueless about VE Day

    05/06/2015 10:11:36 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/6/15 | Brown
    54 per cent did not know it celebrates the end of Second World War in Europe May 8 will mark 70 years since Winston Churchill famously declared victory Seven per cent thought it was Margaret Thatcher and four thought Tony Blair Three-quarters of those asked underestimated tragic death toll of 60 million It marked the end of years of blood, sweat and tears – but most young people have no idea what VE Day is. With two days until the 70th anniversary, a survey found 54 per cent of Britons aged 18 to 25 did not know that Friday's VE...
  • Professor Raised by Lesbian Mothers: US Gov't May Have to Pay 'Reparations' to the Children

    05/06/2015 10:11:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/06/2015 | Samuel Smith
    An English professor at California State University-Northridge, who was raised by two lesbian mothers, claims that the federal government could be liable for paying "reparations" to thousands of children raised by same-sex parents due to the emotional damage suffered from being deprived of opposite-sex parents. Professor Robert Oscar Lopez, who is openly bisexual and also married, wrote in an op-ed for the American Thinker that somewhere between 100,000 and 500,000 children could be placed in homes with same-sex parents in the next 15 years as a result of state and federal governments' growing acceptance of same-sex marriage and same-sex parenting....