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  • Where the presidential race stands today - LA Times Dornsife Poll [T +2.8!]

    08/30/2016 7:29:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger
    LA Times ^ | By Armand Emamdjomeh and David Lauter
    The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times "Daybreak" poll tracks about 3,000 eligible voters until election day, asking on a regular basis about their support for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or other candidates as well as their likelihood of actually casting a ballot. We update the data each day based on the weighted average of poll responses over the previous week. That means results have less volatility than some other polls, but also means the poll lags somewhat in responding to major events in the campaign. More about the poll and why it differs from others. Who would you vote for? We...
  • How Many Ways Do You Say Liar, Hillary?

    08/30/2016 7:28:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    American Thinker ^ | August 30, 2016 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    In his 1978 paperback titled Word Power Made Easy, author Norman Lewis devotes an entire chapter to the number of words used to describe lying. Thus, "it was the famous Greek philosopher and cynic Diogenes who went around the streets of Athens, lantern in hand, looking for an honest person. This was over two thousand years ago, but I presume that Diogenes would have as little success in his search today." Indeed, some have theorized "that language must have been invented for the sole purpose of deception." In reviewing the chapter, it is hard not to make the connections about...
  • The racial grievance left’s crazy train picking up speed(Choo Choo!)

    08/30/2016 7:27:30 AM PDT · by rktman ^ | 8/30/2016 | Richard Miniter
    A woman by the name of Nina Revoyr had an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday entitled “What’s missing when you hike the California backcountry? People of color.” Here, But it’s better entitled “Climbing Aboard The Crazy Train.” Because Nina believes (or says she believes) that one reason that “people of color” are not well represented in the hiking and camping community is that: For many, the wilderness, historically, is dangerous territory. Escaped slaves passed through forests full of danger … Of course, a scholar might ask if anybody anywhere at any time in all the immense body...
  • Where There's Smoke There's Fire

    08/30/2016 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | August 30, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    The prize quote of this incendiary political year may go to Hillary Clinton. In response to Donald Trump's charge that the Clintons set up a pay-for-play arrangement that granted big contributors access to Clinton while she was secretary of state, Hillary Clinton said, "My work as secretary of state was not influenced by any outside forces. I made policy decisions based on what I thought was right to keep Americans safe and protect our interests abroad." She added, "I know there's a lot of smoke, and there's no fire." Can there be smoke without fire? I asked an expert. My...
  • High School reverses American flag ban at football stadium

    08/30/2016 7:06:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies ^ | 8/30/2016 | Todd Starnes
    Students at Travelers Rest High School in South Carolina will once again be able to wave American flags at football games. Principal Lou Lavely reversed his ban on Old Glory just a few hours after we posted a column about the controversial decision. ------ “The principal, in an effort to prevent any potential issue in this rivalry game, decided not to allow students to bring in full-sized American flags,” she told me. “They were turned away at the gate with the flag and told they were welcome to come in but they could not bring their flags with them.” So...
  • Hillary’s Plantation

    08/30/2016 6:52:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | August 30, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    She doesn’t discriminate. No, Hillary Clinton welcomes all less fortunate Americans into her campaign—especially women, African Americans, and the poor.Hillary is not often in a good mood and lately she is in a particularly foul mood. Why? Her opponent, Donald Trump, is engaging in straight talk with minorities, particularly African Americans:"Look at how much African-American communities are suffering from Democratic control. To those I say the following: what do you have to lose by trying something new - like Trump? …You're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed,...
  • A symbol of hatred or history? Obama quietly bans Confederate flag at cemeteries(V.A.)

    08/30/2016 6:45:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 8/30/2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The Veterans Affairs Department quietly moved this month to ban flying of Confederate flags from fixed flagpoles at the cemeteries it runs, striking yet another blow against the controversial emblem. Congress had debated and rejected that change, but the Obama administration decided to move forward anyway, saying it was unilaterally imposing the restrictions. “In particular, we will amend our policy to make clear that Confederal flags will not be displayed from any permanently fixed flagpole in a national cemetery at any time,” wrote Ronald E. Walters, under secretary for memorial affairs at the VA.
  • Our 1 Percent Economy

    08/30/2016 6:44:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | August 30, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    Have you noticed that Hillary Clinton wants to talk about the economy about as much as she wants to talk about Monica Lewinsky or Benghazi? Here's why: The economy is lousy. Feeble. Barack Obama's own numbers prove it. We got revised GDP numbers from the Commerce Department on Friday and the economy is actually getting worse. The rate of economic growth was slightly less than 1 percent for the first six months of 2016. No wonder almost half of Americans think we are still in a recession. They are personally in recession. Is this really the best that the mighty...
  • Maybe Borders Aren't the Worst Invention Ever (Why would they be?)

    08/30/2016 6:36:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | August 30, 2016 | Michael Barone
    "Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians." Those were the words of Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Union's European Commission, at the Alpbach Media Academy last Monday. Nonsense, most readers will surely think, in numbers going far beyond the legions of Americans dismayed with the choices they face in this year's presidential race. But it's worth thinking a bit more about where Juncker is coming from, and the implications of his statement in what is, in Europe as well as America, a fraught political year. Literally, Juncker comes from Luxembourg, a 998-square-mile country wedged between France, Germany...
  • Pentagon Orders Review of Troubled New Carrier

    08/30/2016 6:11:03 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    gCaptain ^ | August 29, 2016 | Anthony Capaccio
    The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer has ordered an independent review of the $12.9 billion Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, citing a list of actual and potential deficiencies with the costliest warship ever.
  • Navy Can’t Prove That Green Energy Projects Save Money

    08/30/2016 6:08:30 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 30, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Service awarded $334 million contract for solar power without proper controls The U.S. Navy handed out a $334 million contract for solar power without having a good way to determine whether the project would be cost effective. The Pentagon’s inspector general recently audited three of the Navy’s large-scale renewable energy projects at installations supervised by the U.S. Pacific Command, finding that federal employees tasked with carrying out cost-effectiveness assessments of these projects did not have the documentation to back up their calculations or conclusions. The Navy has not provided “comprehensive guidance” for evaluating the cost effectiveness of the six large-scale...
  • Los Latinos de California Gritan: Vote for Donald Trump!

    08/30/2016 5:08:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 30, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    Over the past month, I have followed a flurry of Twitter feeds showcasing Latino support for Donald Trump. Were those social sites a front, a set of troll sites just to stir people up, or the real deal? One tweet announced a Latinos for Trump rally in Anaheim, California for August 28th, 2016.I decided to check it out. I thought it was too good to be true, but I made it. Traffic on a Sunday afternoon going down the 405 freeway (the main artery for traffic throughout the South Bay section of Los Angeles County) was not the obstacle I...
  • On Hillary Clinton as a Model for Young Girls

    08/30/2016 4:57:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | August 30, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    One of the most oft-heard claims made by supporters of Hillary Clinton is what a positive role model she would be for young girls as president. They say: "Then, my daughters will know that nothing is to too great for them to aspire to. A woman can indeed be president of the United States." So goes the argument. According to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, women will vote for Clinton by 60 percent to 36 percent, a margin of 24 percent. In the last presidential election, the margin was 10 percent. If the polls are accurate concerning the lopsided female...
  • Mark Levin: "Dimwit" Colin Kaepernick Is An "Insignificant Fly" Who Should Stay Seated

    08/30/2016 3:55:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies ^ | August 30,2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on his national syndicated radio show, while discussing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem at a preseason football game and having said of the gesture, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” host Mark Levin reacted by saying he didn’t want Kaepernick to stand and described him as “an insignificant fly.”
  • Caution: Men (Not) At Work

    08/30/2016 3:41:45 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 26 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | August 29, 2016 | Editorial
    Jobs: While the Fed and government policymakers fret over "full employment," ... ...t we are in the midst of a full-blown unemployment crisis — one that remains, in his words, "hidden." This Friday, a new jobs report will come out. If the Wall Street consensus is correct, it will show the unemployment rate continuing to hover... ...a new book... ...nearly one out of six working-age men have no job and are no longer looking for one. A release for his book calls this "a hidden time bomb with far-reaching economic, social and political consequences." With 10 million fewer male workers...
  • Christian Persecution In The Muslim World: Christians As "Target Practice"

    08/30/2016 3:30:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies ^ | August 30,2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    More reports of the brutal treatment that Christians and other minorities experienced at the hands of the Islamic State (SIS) emerged during May. One account told of a couple who, after their children were abducted by ISIS militants, answered their door one day to find a plastic bag on their doorstep. It contained the body parts of their daughters and a video of them being brutally tortured and raped.
  • The Burkini Is About Sexual Violence Against Women

    08/30/2016 3:23:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | August 30,2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media has found its latest civil rights cause. It’s not the plight of Christians in Muslim countries who are being blocked from coming here as refugees because Obama’s refugee policy favors Muslims. Obama brought over 2,000 Syrians here in July. Only 15 of them were Christians. It’s not the rising fear of an Islamic terrorist attack in Jewish synagogues. I have lately witnessed unprecedented levels of security at synagogues including guards in body armor and checkpoints. Racist Muslim violence against Jewish synagogues has been a staple of Islamic terrorism for too many years.
  • Donald Trump On Colin Kaepernick: "Maybe He Should Find A Country That Works Better For Him"

    08/29/2016 10:23:26 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 93 replies
    What you are about to hear represents an utterly monumental lack of self-awareness on Donald Trump’s part—astonishing, I know. Trump appeared on Dori Monson’s show on KIRO radio in Seattle this afternoon, and was asked about 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the National Anthem as a protest against racial oppression, police brutality, and all-around inequality in the United States. His answer: “Well I have followed [the Kaepernick story], and I think it’s personally not a good thing. I think it’s a terrible thing. And you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for...
  • KELLYANNE CONWAY FULL INTERVIEW WITH SEAN HANNITY (8/29/16)(Hillary polls collapsing)

    08/29/2016 9:39:00 PM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/29/2016 | Sean Hannity

    08/29/2016 9:21:43 PM PDT · by GilGil · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/29/2016 | Sean Hannity
  • Aboriginal mum posts daughter's 'whiteface' photos

    08/29/2016 8:50:26 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 29, 2016
    Last week a young boy in Perth attended a school event with his skin painted black in tribute to his idol, Australian Rules player Nic Naitanui. The incident sparked furious discussion on social media. The mother-of-two from Far North Queensland shared a photo on Facebook showing her daughter dressed as a Dr Seuss character in a red wig and white face paint for similar school event three years ago. "Not once did anyone say anything when I painted my black daughter white 3 years ago. We need to stop the double standards, a hero is a hero!" Ms Bee wrote.

    08/29/2016 8:32:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 105 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 29, 2016 | Shaun King
    I like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. In a dream world the bread is super soft, like the Wonder Bread of my childhood, and the sandwich will have crunchy peanut butter, strawberry jam, and a cup of cold milk to go with it. Maybe PB&J isn't your favorite sandwich, but I want you to imagine your favorite comfort food for a moment. Maybe it's a hamburger, a piece of pie, or a fruit smoothie. Whatever it is, just imagine yourself enjoying the very best version of your very favorite food. It's perfectly delicious. Then, imagine yourself glancing up on the...
  • Not a Drill: SETI Is Investigating a Possible Extraterrestrial Signal From Deep Space

    08/29/2016 8:22:06 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 82 replies
    An international team of scientists from the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is investigating mysterious signal spikes emitting from a 6.3-billion-year-old star in the constellation Hercules—95 light years away from Earth. The implications are extraordinary and point to the possibility of a civilization far more advanced than our own. The unusual signal was originally detected on May 15, 2015, by the Russian Academy of Science-operated RATAN-600 radio telescope in Zelenchukskaya, Russia, but was kept secret from the international community. Interstellar space reporter Paul Gilster broke the story after the researchers quietly circulated a paper announcing the detection of “a strong...
  • FLASHBACK: 1 in 4 chance McCain may not survive 2nd term An actuarial company has run the numbers

    08/29/2016 8:20:01 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    If John McCain is elected and goes on to win a second term, there's as much as a one-in-four chance America could see its first woman president — Sarah Palin. It's actuarial math. The odds highly favor either McCain or Barack Obama completing a first term in good health. After that, McCain's odds still are still fairly solid, but his chances of dying or being in poor health go up faster than Obama's, mainly because of his age. An Atlanta actuarial company specializing in individualized estimates of life and health expectancy has run the numbers for McCain, 72, and Obama,...
  • Myke Tavarres will now stand for national anthem Thursday

    08/29/2016 8:18:20 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 29, 2016 | Tim McManus
    Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres has reversed course and will now stand for the national anthem Thursday after earlier saying he would sit it out in protest. "He plans on standing for the National Anthem," Tavarres' agent, Corey Williams, said in a statement Monday. "Myke does not want to be a distraction to the Philadelphia Eagles organization. Myke's goal is and will always be to make the Eagles 53-man roster and help the team win a Super Bowl." Asked if he advised Tavarres to change his stance, Williams replied: "Yes, I did." Speaking to ESPN on Monday, Tavarres said...
  • Civil Rights Leader Stands Up For Donald Trump (very bad news for Hillary)

    08/29/2016 8:07:19 PM PDT · by GilGil · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/27/2016 | CNN
    Clarence Henderson on CNN - August 27, 2016
  • Facebook Censors Video Exposing PBS Cutting Hillary/TPP Criticism From Jill Stein Interview

    08/29/2016 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    2016: The Race (Breitbart) ^ | August 27, 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Facebook is censoring a video created by Green candidate Dr. Jill Stein supporter Matt Orfalea that exposes PBS Newshour cutting Stein’s criticism of Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and Obamacare. Breitbart News reported on the Orfalea’s video exposing the Hillary bias and now it appears Facebook is censoring the exposure of censorship. Orfalea told Breitbart News: “It’s insane.”
  • The 12-year-old girl who shoots majestic wild animals for fun vows NEVER to stop

    08/29/2016 7:58:26 PM PDT · by Mariner · 57 replies
    The Mirror ^ | August 29th, 2016 | By Christopher Bucktin
    Serial trophy hunter Aryanna Gourdin poses proudly alongside a majestic giraffe she has just gunned down in a picture that sparked a furious ­backlash from animal lovers. But the 12-year-old, who has a string of kills to her name, defiantly vowed never to give up shooting wild beasts and churned out the disputed claim that blood sport like this is a conservation measure that stops the decline in big game numbers. Aryanna shares the images of her and each ­dead creature on her Facebook page complete with captions bragging about the deaths, despite insisting she “loves” animals. In one sick...

    08/29/2016 7:47:54 PM PDT · by GilGil · 11 replies
    Fox and Friends ^ | 8/29/2016 | Fox and Friends
  • The Killer Hiding in the CDC Map

    08/29/2016 7:00:11 PM PDT · by null and void · 29 replies
    Slate ^ | April 14 2016 3:38 PM | Jonathan M. Katz
    Last Friday, a friend doing research at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta sent me a photo of a display at the CDC’s in-house museum. She thought I’d be interested because it had to do with the cholera epidemic in Haiti, which I lived through at its beginning and have been reporting on ever since.
  • Ithaca College ranks No. 1 on Princeton Review's 'Reefer Madness' list

    08/29/2016 6:45:08 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | August 29, 2016 at 5:25 PM | By Jourdan Bennett-Begaye
    Ithaca College flies to the top of the "Reefer Madness" list in the Princeton Review. College students answered the survey question, "How widely is marijuana used at your school?" to determine the rankings. Ithaca College, home to 6,323 undergraduate students, shares the small town of Ithaca with Cornell University within the Finger Lakes region. Besides the "reefer madness" list, Ithaca College also made lists for the "Best College Newspaper," the "Most Liberal Students" and "Little Race/Class Interaction" among others.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky ~ 30 AUG 2016

    08/29/2016 5:57:22 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 106 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Blue Grass Army Depot, KentuckyBlue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) is a U.S. Army storage facility for conventional munitions and chemical weapons. The facility is located in east central Kentucky, southeast of the cities of Lexington and Richmond, Kentucky.The Blue Grass Army Depot is a 14,494-acre site, composed mainly of open fields and wooded areas, and is used for munitions storage, repair of general supplies, and the disposal of munitions. The installation is used for the storage of conventional explosive munitions as well as assembled chemical weapons. The depot primarily is involved...
  • The Planned Progression of Parallel Purposes

    08/29/2016 4:26:49 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 29 Aug 16 | Gene Lawley
    Two parties have great plans for this world. One is bent on having a one world government in their control for selfish reasons of great magnitude. That party is made up of New World Order proponents who speak of their goal in glowing terms of peaceful law and order…for them. I have identified them as the Tower of Babel Syndrome, reaching as far back as that episode recorded in Genesis 11. The other party is God, the Sovereign of the Universe, who seems to have a knack for letting mankind do their thing, seemingly, and then turning those activities into...
  • What Will Happen After November 8th?

    08/29/2016 4:14:40 PM PDT · by vannrox · 51 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Aug 29, 2016 4:40 PM | Posted by Tyler Durden From The Western Rifle Shooters Association (via The Burning Platform)
    With the rise of Donald Trump, the plan of the political elites has been to provoke violence and blame it on him, thus scaring the normal populace. Early-on there were the road-blockings, the threatened riots, the cancelled events in Chicago and Cincinnati, the beatings, the police ordered to “look the other way”…and it has continued: The screaming harassment and physical attacks on Trump supporters as they leave his rallies. The spitting. The intimidation. The thrown eggs. The shoves and punches. The cars blocked and damaged. The hats snatched off people’s heads, stomped on, and then burned on the ground. All...
  • Indignant Rudy Giuliani responds to Beyonce’s anti-police VMA performance

    08/29/2016 3:59:09 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 7 replies
    The Extract ^ | August 29, 2016
    After earning praise and criticism earlier this year with her song “Formation” and controversial performances of the anthem, pop star Beyonce proved over the weekend that she still relishes her position as a black-power activist. Prior to her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, the former Destiny’s Child member appeared alongside the mothers of several blacks killed by police officers. Their deaths have helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement. Beyonce followed her red-carpet appearance by singing a medley of her newer songs as dancers dressed as angels appeared onstage only to be symbolically killed. Fox & Friends co-host...
  • Worried About A Bleak Future, Climate Change Activists Hesitant To Have Kids

    08/29/2016 3:57:24 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 59 replies
    NPR ^ | August 28, 2016 | Jennifer Ludden
    NANCY NOLAN: I'm old enough to be a grandmother, but I'm not. LUDDEN: Nancy Nolan tells two younger women that people didn't know about climate change when she had her kids in the '80s. Then she became a climate activist. Her children are grown now. NOLAN: And when they were old enough to go off on their own, you know, I said to them, I hope you never have children, which is an awful thing to say. It can bring me to tears easily.
  • My Response to Colin Kaepernick

    08/29/2016 3:34:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush ^ | August 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Colin Kaepernick, the third string quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, everybody's had their say about this, and I want to weigh in with my response. And it's this from Ray Charles. (playing of song) AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL by Ray CharlesRUSH: One of my favorite pieces of music and obviously my favorite version -- and there are many -- of America the Beautiful. Ray Charles and his classic -- and, folks, we lose sight of something, but we are all blessed to be born in the United States of America. It is quite simply the absolute finest...
  • Streisand: I’ll Leave The Country If Trump Wins

    08/29/2016 3:06:16 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 171 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | August 29, 2016 | Michael Qazvini
    Acclaimed singer Barbra Streisand is joining the list of disgruntled celebrities threatening to leave America if Donald Trump is elected president. She made the comments during an interview with Sydney-based journalist Michael Usher during an Australian news program broadcast on Sunday. “He has no facts. I don’t know, I can’t believe it,” Streisand said, referring to Trump. “I’m either coming to your country [Australia], if you’ll let me in, or Canada.”
  • Why Does NFL Order Cowboys not to Honor Slain Policemen but Allows Kaepernick to Disrespect America?

    08/29/2016 2:40:00 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    The NFL allows Kaepernick to disrespect America and say we should not “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” The NFL said the media support Kaepernick and his position. The same NFL denied the Cowboys the right to honor fallen policemen. The idea was conceived by veteran tight end Jason Witten. The "Arm in Arm" design honored the fallen officers. Dspite that strong support from one of the league's most powerful franchises, the NFL has struck down the request for the team to wear the decal during the regular season or...
  • The Primaries Are Over -- And Now We Must Stop Hillary to Save the Country

    08/29/2016 2:27:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush ^ | August 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Rick in Los Angeles. I'm glad you waited, sir. Your turn. Have at it. CALLER: Thanks for taking my call, Rush. I just wanted to comment on your comment that you just made about Trump and his illegal -- and his deportation shift. I just distinctly heard you say it's not considered a flip-flop. And I just want to tell you, you're doing a disservice to all of us Republican primary voters who didn't vote for Trump that are struggling with whether or not to vote for Trump, when you diminish the impact of his single policy...
  • Rush Limbaugh: 'I never took Trump seriously' on deportations

    08/29/2016 2:16:44 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 147 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 29, 2016 | Byron York
    Rush Limbaugh said Monday he does not believe Donald Trump has flip-flopped on deporting the 11 or 12 million immigrants in the country illegally because he, Limbaugh, never took Trump's deportation proposal seriously in the first place. Limbaugh's statement came in an exchange with an angry caller who criticized the radio host for downplaying the change in Trump's thinking concerning deportations. Immigration is Trump's number-one issue, the caller said, and during the primaries Trump repeatedly slammed GOP rivals who opposed deportations.
  • UN Could Take Over ICANN, and the Internet, Oct. 1

    08/29/2016 1:49:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    The United Nations could take over control of the Internet on October 1, when the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) passes from U.S. administration to the control of a multilateral body, most likely the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU). While the administration and its defenders have denied that the UN will have authority over ICANN, the Wall Street Journal‘s L. Gordon Crovitz points out that ICANN will need to be run by a state agency in order to retain its antitrust exemption, which makes it almost certainly that the UN will step in to take control.
  • Sowell: Abstract Immigrants in an Abstract World

    08/29/2016 1:44:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 30, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Why would a country with the world's largest Jewish population, outside of Israel, admit large numbers of immigrants from countries where hatred of Jews has been taught to their people from earliest childhood? This question is ultimately not about Muslims and Jews. It is about discussing immigrants in the abstract, rather than in terms of the specific concrete realities of particular immigrants in particular circumstances at a particular time and place — that time being now and that place being the United States of America. A hundred years ago, when immigration from other parts of the world was a major...
  • Wall Street doesn't just see a Hillary win, it sees a landslide ( shades of Brexit!)

    08/29/2016 1:13:17 PM PDT · by GilGil · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/29/2016 | Patti Domm
    Wall Street is pricing in a landslide victory for Hillary Clinton, but if she starts to lag, there could be a big unwinding of stock and bond market positions, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch's David Woo. Woo said the market is also pricing in a split Congress, with Republicans controlling the House and Democrats the Senate. That would maintain the deadlock in Washington. "You have a Democrat president, and a Republican controlled Congress which means you have gridlock in Washington. The market is pricing in this gridlock, meaning it's going to be that much of the burden of...
  • Baltimore Residents Beg Police To Protect Their Neighborhoods (what do they have to lose?)

    08/29/2016 12:47:32 PM PDT · by GilGil · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/29/2016 | Amber Randall
    As Justice Department civil rights lawyers held a meeting to talk about overhauling the Baltimore police department, another group of Baltimore residents gathered to beg the police to fix the crime in their neighborhoods. The meetings show a disconnect between those who are concerned about crime and those worried about police reform, reports the Washington Post. Neither group was aware the other one was meeting.
  • SC school bans American flag from football games

    08/29/2016 12:45:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies ^ | August 29, 2016 | Victor Skinner
    School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district. On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports. “Some events at last evening’s football game have resulted in concerns being raised in our community. I am writing to assure that any decisions made regarding American flags...
  • Gene Wilder, ‘Willie Wonka’ Star and Comedic Icon, Dies at 83.

    08/29/2016 12:27:39 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 261 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/29/2016 | Richard Natale
    Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83. He had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1989.
  • Huma Dumps Danger, Chooses Hillary

    08/29/2016 12:21:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Rush ^ | August 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay. So Huma Abedin has announced that she is separating from the husband, Carlos Danger. Carlos Danger tweeting out photos of himself with a swollen crotch with a child next to him. So Huma says that's enough. Did Huma Abedin Weiner really not know she had a deviant taking care of her child? She may not know what's best for herself, but she apparently knows what's best for Hillary Clinton. I mean, she's in line, she's chief aide now. She's presumably gonna be Hillary's chief of staff. But she has not been chief of her husband's staff,...
  • Hillary's Emails: Soaked in Bleach

    08/29/2016 12:04:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2016 | Ryan Hansen
    On April 8, 1994, Kurt Cobain, the revered frontman of grunge rock band Nirvana, was found dead at his home in Seattle, Washington. His death was almost immediately ruled to be and was unanimously reported as a suicide, a self-inflicted gunshot with a 12-gauge shotgun. Also almost immediately, the stories of mysterious circumstances and cover-ups began to circulate. Other than in small but persistent conspiracy theory circles, these stories were largely overshadowed by the official police and world media storylines, and they may never have had their day in the sun were it not for the 2015 release of Benjamin...
  • Fears of an anti-Muslim backlash as major festival Eid al-Adha falls on 15th anniversary of 9/11

    08/29/2016 11:55:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies ^ | Aug. 29, 2016 | JULIAN ROBINSON
    Muslim leaders in the US fear people will think they are celebrating 9/11 after it emerged a major festival has the potential to fall on September 11 this year. According to the lunar calendar that Muslims follow for religious holidays, Eid al-Adha looks set to fall around the 15th anniversary of the 2001 Al Qaeda atrocity which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people. And as they prepare to mark the 'feast of sacrifice' there are concerns among the Muslim community that people will misinterpret the festivities as a celebration of the attacks, which saw terrorists flying hijacked jets into...