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  • The Biden Standard of Media Bias

    09/21/2014 8:18:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Brandon Howell
    I’ll be the first to admit I get a kick out of Joe Biden. Let’s just be frank – very few American politicians can make a swearing in ceremony for 100 senators actually entertaining. That’s a talent, to be sure, but the media’s double standard on Bidenisms is appalling and has to stop. Biden’s trip to Iowa this week was meant to be a reminder that he’s thinking about running for president in 2016. Coming days after Hillary echoed The Terminator, South Park, and Independence Day in the Hawkeye State, it was natural that the veep trekked there himself. Massive...
  • Ex-Prime Minister: Sweden is falling apart

    09/21/2014 6:45:22 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 17 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 09/21/2014 | The Local/TT/pr
    Background: The anti-Islamist party of the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna) recently made huge success in national elections. Despite the fact that Swedes drive around in $35 000 Volvos and build even larger homes for themselves than other rich people like Americans and Australians do, something obviously is rotten in this neighbor state of Denmark and it's not surströmming (google it!). Sooner, it's a failed policy on immigration. Anyhow, this is the analysis of former (Socialist or at least Social Democratic) PM Persson who once expressed doubts about the numbers of non-Western immigrants Sweden has let in. The article: "Former Swedish Prime...
  • ( Montana ) Missoula doctor, nurse return from treating Ebola patients in Africa

    09/21/2014 6:07:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Missoulian ^ | September 19, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    Dr. George Risi had to pass a dozen armed checkpoints to leave Sierra Leone – four of which ordered him out of the car so a guard could take his temperature. The Missoula infectious disease specialist is still checking his thermometer twice daily since his return from 20 days of volunteer work in an Ebola virus ward. He and fellow Missoulian intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley cared for up to 95 patients, from babies to grandparents, suffering from the often-fatal disease. ... While untreated Ebola tends to be 70 percent fatal, Risi said about half of the patients in...
  • Castro Valley Winery to Government: Crush Grapes, Not Vintners

    09/21/2014 6:06:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    "You'll never meet anyone who says, 'I want to be a millionaire. I think I'll start a winery,'" owner Bill Smyth tells me from his small office over the tasting room of Westover Vineyards, nestled in Palomares Canyon. Smyth has worked in a number of fields. He made some money. He bought the vineyard property when he was young. His ex-wife bought him a kit to make wine, and his labor of love turned into a small business. Now, thanks to heavy-handed California regulators, he's selling off his ports and boutique wines and turning his winery back into a home....
  • Hollywood Honors Military Veterans In New Film

    09/21/2014 5:15:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | John Hanlon
    Since military operations began in Afghanistan in late 2001, few movies have focused predominantly on the sacrifices that military families make each and every day. Even fewer of them— and I can’t think of one offhand— focus on female soldiers who are torn between their important work overseas and their responsibilities to their own families at home. Fort Bliss is a film that does just that. Michelle Monaghan, who stars as the main character and previously co-starred on the successful HBO drama True Detective, recently visited D.C. to talk about her performance in the film and how the role opened...
  • Beheadings: Brought To You By “The Religion Of Peace”

    09/21/2014 4:55:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Thanks to Islam, "beheading" has been re-introduced into our daily discussions. Indeed, Islam has made vogue several murderous and torturous terms that, heretofore, have never been a part of our vernacular; or definitely not used in many, many moons. So what, pray tell, do I speak of? Well, it’s crap like: crucifixions, female genital mutilation, goat rape, Sharia Law, child slavery, burkas and, as said, the beheading of us bacon eaters. Ah, Islam … always elevating the human experience, eh? Yes, I said it: It’s Islam’s fault that we have to even mention the aforementioned and watch that smack roll...
  • Las Vegas cop behind controversial killing now influential union leader

    09/21/2014 4:51:44 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 1 replies
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ^ | 21 sept 2014 | MIKE BLASKY
    Detective Bryan Yant was the face of incompetence at the Metropolitan Police Department: a poster child for wrongful shooting deaths and million-dollar payouts, a driving force behind sweeping reforms to the agency’s deadly force policies. In other cities, an officer who kills an unarmed man under suspicious circumstances and is accused of lying to cover his tracks might be prosecuted. In Las Vegas, Yant kept his job. And he’s taken on a role that will make him more influential at Metro. The officer, in­famous for the 2010 killing of Trevon Cole, a small-time marijuana dealer, is doling out advice in...
  • Democrats Are Poised To Hold The Senate, And It’s Conservative’s Fault

    09/21/2014 4:48:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 231 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I know a lot of people are giddy at the prospect of Republicans taking the Senate this November, but that’s becoming less and less likely. It’s not because Democrats are rallying around a particular mission or set of candidates; it’s because Republicans and conservatives aren’t. It seems like I’m always writing on issues no one wants to hear are mistakes, such as messaging or social issues. But I don’t care. These things have to be said. If these columns are received like a gaseous cousin on a long car trip through the desert, so be it. Crack a window… If...
  • Pitiful Community Racism

    09/21/2014 4:41:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | John Ransom
    ericynot1 wrote: As is so often the case, Ransom, in an effort to tarnish Democrats, has twisted things and left out much of the interesting stuff about this story. The special prosecutor, Michael McCrum, who investigated this case against Perry, and took it to a grand jury, is anything but a political hack. He's an ex-cop (four years in Dallas and Arlington, TX) turned lawyer/ federal prosecutor who's known to be non-partisan (donates money to candidates from both parties, though more to Republicans), and was appointed by Bert Richardson, a Republican judge appointed by GW Bush. Brian Wice, Tom DeLay's attorney...
  • Pope Albania visit showcases Muslim-Christian ties

    09/20/2014 10:01:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | September 20, 2014 | Llazar Semini
    DERVEN, Albania (AP) — The one-room, stone church of St. Nicholas has sat on the top of a hill here since the 16th century, destroyed three times and rebuilt in a testament to the Catholic presence in this region that dates to St. Paul. Its latest incarnation, however, is particularly poignant: 15 Muslim families chipped in to help rebuild it in a sign of the remarkable coexistence that exists in Albania between Christians and Muslims. Pope Francis will highlight this interfaith harmony when he makes a one-day trip to the Balkan nation on Sunday, holding it up as a model...
  • The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

    08/17/2014 5:18:21 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 198 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 16 Aug 14 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Ferguson is not just about systemic racism—it's about class warfare, and how America's poor are held back ill the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century? More Feds Will Perform Another Autopsy on Michael Brown NBC NewsHungry Heroes: 25 Percent of Military Families Seek Food Aid NBC News'We Have Had Enough': Ferguson Rally Remembers Michael Brown NBC NewsFerguson Protesters Guard Stores From Looters Huffington PostWestboro Baptist Church's Plan To Protest Robin...
  • Remove the Stigma of Bad Black Behavior that Hurts our Race

    09/21/2014 1:05:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | September 19, 2014 | Derryck Green
    Rather than waiting until specifics about the Michael Brown case are known — such as autopsy results, detailed officer reports, toxicology or other details regarding his death — some Ferguson residents, Brown supporters and various hangers-on decided to act. Learning nothing from the Trayvon Martin case, people took to the street with demands for “justice” and homemade protest signs. They were aided by a media seemingly excited about exploiting the narrative that Brown’s death was at the hands of a brutal and possibly racist cop in a militarized police force that cares little about black residents. Ensuing nights after the...
  • You betcha: Sarah Palin returns to Washington in the name of traditional values

    09/20/2014 11:44:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Well, this ought to whet the appetites of certain journalists. Sarah Palin is among the confirmed speakers for the ninth annual Values Voters Summit next week in the nation’s capital.</p>
  • Three arrested in Ferguson after protester says he was struck by car

    09/20/2014 10:44:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 20, 2014 | Denise Hollinshed, Steve Giegerich and Nicholas J.C. Pistor
    The driver of a vehicle bumps protesters who decided to block traffic on S. Florissant Rd. in an act of civil obedience on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, as demonstrations continue against the police shooting of Michael Brown. The incident lend to the arrest of two protesters and the man driving the vehicle.Three people were arrested during protests near the Ferguson Police Department on Saturday afternoon after a protester claimed he was bumped by a passing vehicle, police said. The incident triggered a round of standoffs between police and protesters, who blocked traffic on the street. About 35 people were protesting...
  • Doctors: 'Irresponsible' to send troops to 'combat' Ebola

    09/20/2014 8:35:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 118 replies
    WND.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Chelsea Schilling
    A real-life horror story is playing out in Africa as Ebola spreads, and President Obama’s decision to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to combat the virus could very well put Americans at risk of contracting the deadly illness at home, some health experts say. According to the World Health Organization, at least 4,985 people have contracted Ebola and at least 2,461 have died. Several doctors have fallen ill with Ebola, and two of them have died. New reports indicate a Doctors Without Borders staff member has contracted the virus in Liberia and will be evacuated to France for treatment. “You...
  • For people living under threat of arrest around St. Louis, a constant stress

    09/20/2014 7:44:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 20, 2014 | Jeremy Kohler
    Hunkered down in her south St. Louis County apartment with a mug of coffee and a thick novel, Carol Ray, 54, tries to enjoy a sunny morning off from work. But that’s hard when you’re a fugitive from justice who could be taken away in handcuffs at any moment. On her kitchen table sit unpaid traffic tickets from the cities of Beverly Hills and Town and Country: $199 total. Somebody with money could hire a lawyer with contacts in the court, exchange a few emails and pay extra to keep points off their license. With no more sacrifice than a...
  • 81 Immigrants Arrested in New England

    09/20/2014 6:49:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    AP ^ | September 20, 2014
    BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration officials say a four-day enforcement operation in New England has ended with the arrest of 81 immigrants, including those convicted of crimes, fugitives and those accused of other immigration violations.
  • The Return of King Dollar: Are the markets anticipating a GOP November sweep?

    09/20/2014 6:15:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/20/2014 | Larry Kudlow and Stephen Moore
    Maybe the U.S. economy, a weakling for the last six years, is finally starting to flex some muscle. We’re referring to the return of King Dollar. For those who haven’t been paying attention, the greenback is in the midst of a rally not seen since the 1990s. It’s racing past the euro, the yen, and other currencies. Investors worldwide are buying the equivalent of stock in America, Inc. If the rise in the dollar’s valuation is sustainable, it’s welcome news for the stock market, for fighting inflation, and for U.S. growth prospects. Ronald Reagan said it best: A strong dollar...
  • 'Divorced and remarried Catholics – We’ve got to do something'/ Poll (Freeps needed!)

    09/20/2014 5:54:47 PM PDT · by narses · 69 replies
    The Providence Journal / ^ | Published: September 18, 2014 08:55 AM | KAREN LEE ZINER
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In advance of a global synod in Rome next month, Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Tobin said Thursday that the church should consider simplifying its annulment process and lifting the ban on Holy Communion for Catholics who are divorced and civilly remarried. Bishop Tobin addressed the issue in his column in the Rhode Island Catholic, the Diocese of Providence newspaper. He noted that bishops from around the world will examine the subject at the synod on “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization,” with Pope Francis, next month and again next year. Catholic Church...
  • CRYING RAPE: False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

    09/20/2014 5:15:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    SLATE ^ | 09/20/2014 | Cathy Young
    In the emotionally charged conversation about rape, few topics are more fraught than that of false allegations. Consider some responses to the news that singer-songwriter Conor Oberst had been falsely accused of sexual assault. Last December a woman writing in the comments section of the website xoJane, going by the name Joanie Faircloth, claimed Oberst raped her when she was a teenager. The charge spread across the Internet; Oberst denied it and brought a libel suit against Faircloth when she refused to retract the story. In July she completely recanted, admitting that she had made it all up to get...
  • Video of Live Insect in New Jersey High School Lunch Investigated [Salad Lunch]

    09/20/2014 5:12:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    NBCNews ^ | September 20, 2014 | Checkey Beckford
    Video of Live Insect in New Jersey High School Lunch Investigated By Checkey Beckford A student at North Bergen High School sent this video of what appears to be an insect crawling around in what he says was the school lunch. Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 A New Jersey high school's food vendor says it's investigating after several students began circulating video purporting to show a live insect squirming inside a taco salad school lunch. Video taken by North Bergen High School students show what appears to be a small worm on the lunch plate. One girl posted the video on...
  • Following Scotland’s lead: 25% of USA residents open to breaking away

    09/20/2014 5:09:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    On Thursday evening, what was touted as a nail-biter of a vote in Scotland which would determine if the country would break away from the United Kingdom turned out to not even be close. By a vote of 55 to 45 percent, Scotland decided that it would remain a member of the union of which it has been a part since 1707. Americans were… unimpressed. First, the lack of exit polling and the methodical counting of votes ensured that those watching the coverage of the independence ballot had to wait until the late hours of the evening to get...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ FROM ONE MEAN MOM ~ 21 September 2014

    09/20/2014 4:58:56 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 49 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          FROM ONE MEAN MOM We had the meanest mother in the whole world! While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast. When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches. And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from what other kids had, too. Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. You'd think we were convicts in a prison. She had to know who our friends were, and what we were doing with them. She...
  • Ferguson is the Afterlife of Slavery in the Americas

    09/20/2014 4:34:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    La nueva Televisión del Sur C.A. ^ | September 20, 2014 | Yesenia Barragan
    Looking back, perhaps it really is no surprise that Ferguson, Missouri became the latest site in this long war against black lives, given the state of Missouri’s peculiar relationship to slavery in US history.During the hot summer days of August, all eyes were on Ferguson. Hour after hour, journalists on the scene described the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was getting ready to start college in just a few days, and the unrest that exploded as “shocking,” but for so many black Americans, the scene in Ferguson was all-too-familiar. The ghost of Ferguson appeared earlier in Sanford, Florida on...
  • Obama, Unions, Trial Bar Take Aim At Franchise Model

    09/20/2014 3:07:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Stephen Moore
    If the Obama Administration has its way, Ronald McDonald may soon have to wipe that grin off his face as he stands beneath the Golden Arches. One of the most successful models for expanding small-business ownership in America is under full-scale attack from unions and the White House. The political strategy is to fundamentally change the legal relationship between locally owned stores like McDonald's (NYSE:MCD), Popeyes (NASDAQ:PLKI), Taco Bell (NYSE:YUM) and their multibillion-dollar parent companies. No longer would franchisees be legally classified as independent contractors to the parent company. The left wants the employees of each of the hundreds of...
  • What John Quincy Adams Said About Immigration Will Blow Your Mind

    09/20/2014 1:57:15 PM PDT · by MSSC6644 · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 18, 2014 | D.C. McAllister
    We often hear about the glory days of immigration when America threw open her arms to the huddled masses, but one thing you don’t hear about is how those people had to make it on their own without a government safety net. There was plenty of private charity, which was highly encouraged, but health care, a minimum-wage job, college entrance, housing, legal representation, and education certainly weren’t promised—not like today.
  • Ravens tried to ‘cover up’ Ray Rice knockout video, report says

    09/20/2014 11:54:32 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    The Ravens and the NFL were reeling Friday night from an explosive report stating the team conducted a wide-ranging cover-up of Ray Rice's elevator assault almost immediately after it happened in February.
  • FReep This Poll! Do You Think It’s OK for Parents to Spank Their Children?

    09/20/2014 11:22:55 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | September 20, 2014 | U-T San Diego
    FReep This Poll! Do You Think It’s OK for Parents to Spank Their Children? YES NO Note: Go to the U-T San Diego link provided. On the U-T San Diego homepage scroll down a bit until you see the poll in the center column. Vote your choice.
  • HuffPo Devotes Religion Page to Global Warming Cult Worship

    09/20/2014 11:20:39 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 20, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Green Jesus. That is the image that now greets visitors to the Huffington Post Religion page at the very top. If you think that the Huffington Post has an agenda it is pushing, you would be correct. A total of seven stories are devoted to the topic of global warming in general and Sunday's "People's Climate March NYC" in particular. The extent that the Huffington Post is inappropriately using religion to push a worldwide political program of big spending programs on a problem that doesn't exist can be seen in the "religion" articles used to hype this agenda. The desperation...
  • Vicar: God rejects fans of women priests

    09/20/2014 11:11:54 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 13 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 09/19/2014 | The Local
    A Swedish priest has been fired after telling his congregation that people who support female priests would be rejected by God - despite the fact that his own church is led by a woman. The Church of Sweden priest in Halland, south-western Sweden, was defrocked after a sermon in which he claimed that Christian salvation was only available to people who rejected the ordination of women. The priest made the controversial comments after finding out that a reorganisation of the church in his area meant that he would soon be working with two female pastors. “The very idea that a...
  • High Schooler Gives Up Crown After Friend Was Pranked

    09/20/2014 8:38:03 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/19/14 | Mia Fitzharris
    Unfortunately, sometimes high school looks a lot like a real-life version of the movie "Mean Girls." Case in point, a group of girls at Grand Prairie High School in north Texas tricked 17-year-old Lillian Skinner into thinking she was nominated for the homecoming court. The truth is, she wasn't actually nominated, but the story doesn't end there. Her two friends Anahi Alvarez and Naomi Martinez, who were nominated, heard about the cruel prank and came up with a plan. They decided that if either of them won, the winner would give the crown to Lillian. "We promised each other, and...
  • Will ISIS Bring About the Demise of Western Civilization?

    09/20/2014 8:27:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Michael Youssef
    Most baby boomers will remember the summer of 1967 as the Summer of Love, with huge gatherings in cities across the United States and Canada. Years later, Time magazine said that the overriding theme of the Summer of Love was “trust your feelings.”Ten years later, the message was blasted into our collective consciousness with the release of George Lucas’s movie, Star Wars. In the film, the wise mentor Obi Wan Kenobi instructs young Luke Skywalker to “trust your feelings.”Baby boomers then taught that “trust your feelings” message to their children and grandchildren. So now, young people are even more divorced from...
  • 10 Questions for Secretary of State John Kerry

    09/20/2014 8:19:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Steve Deace
    During a roundtable with the media this week, Secretary of State (say that without shuddering) John Kerry said the following: “(The U.S.) has to start major efforts to delegitimize ISIS’s claim to some religious foundation for what its doing and begin to put real Islam out there and draw lines throughout the region. And I think this is a wake-up call with respect to that because every Arab leader there today was talking about this, about real Islam and how important the Friday sermons are and where they need to go.” Finally. Instead of perpetuating this post-9/11, politically-correct charade that...
  • Opponents of Internet Regulation Carry the Day

    09/20/2014 8:09:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Phil Kerpen
    An incredible thing happened in the recent reply-comment period regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal to regulate the Internet like old-fashioned monopoly telephone service: the side telling the agency not to regulate carried the day. The radical left, demanding federal regulatory control of the building blocks of Internet, brought all the usual hype and hoopla and had free-spending corporate backers in Google and Netflix, who want regulators to force you to pay the costs of their downstream bandwidth, so they won’t have to. This campaign by liberal special interests like MoveOn and the Sierra Club converted forty thousand websites...
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent sets new record, pierces 20 million square kilometer barrier

    09/20/2014 8:04:11 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 26 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 9/19/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Sunshinehours reports that the Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for September 19th, 2014 is 20.11297 million square kilometers,which is 1,535,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 climatological mean.
  • The Islamic State . . . of Saudi Arabia

    09/20/2014 7:53:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9-20-2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The beheadings over the last several weeks were intended to terrorize, to intimidate, to coerce obedience, and to enforce a construction of sharia law that, being scripturally rooted, is draconian and repressive. And let’s not kid ourselves: We know there will be more beheadings in the coming weeks, and on into the future. Apostates from Islam, homosexuals, and perceived blasphemers will face brutal persecution and death. Women will be treated as chattel and face institutionalized abuse. Islamic-supremacist ideology, with its incitements to jihad and conquest, with its virulent hostility toward the West, will spew from the mosques onto the streets....
  • Bay Area 2nd wealthiest area in nation — but prosperity eludes the poor

    09/20/2014 7:46:57 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2014 | Kurtis Alexander
    It’s no surprise that census data released this week shows Bay Area residents make a lot of money. The median household in the region grossed $79,624 last year, a 5 percent jump over the prior year and the second highest earnings among large metro areas nationwide. Households in the Washington, D.C. area topped the list at $90,149 a year, while the Boston area was third at $72,907.
  • Budget Chief: Denying Climate Change ‘Makes You a Member of the Flat Earth Society’

    09/20/2014 7:41:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Penny Starr
    Shawn Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said on Friday that if you don’t believe in climate change and support federal spending to fight it, you believe the earth is flat. “The failure to invest in climate solutions and climate preparedness doesn’t get you membership in a fiscal conservatives caucus,” Donovan said at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. “It makes you a member of the Flat Earth Society.”
  • Even its Creators Want to Shut Down the Government’s Asset-Forfeiture Racket

    09/20/2014 7:40:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    If you ask me about the most wasteful department in the federal government, IÂ’ll state that there are lots of good choices, but if forced to identify the best candidate for elimination, IÂ’ll go with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.If you ask me about the entitlement program most in need of reform, IÂ’m tempted to say all of them, but ultimately IÂ’ll argue that we should first fix Medicaid by devolving it to the states, accompanied by block grants as a transitional funding mechanism.But if you ask me to identify the most evil and despicable thing that government...
  • Where did the green 'alien eggs' come from? Scientists baffled by UFOs ...

    09/20/2014 7:08:40 AM PDT · by shove_it · 58 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 20 Sep 2014 | May Slater
    Full Headline: Where did the green 'alien eggs' come from? Scientists baffled by UFOs (Unidentified Floating Objects) that washed up on a Sydney beach The strange round objects are thought to be a rare type of living algae, brought ashore by warmer weather and rough conditions Scientists think the algae might form into balls to protect itself from hungry fish ...
  • Freepers: Will be showing "Rockin' the Wall" in Atlanta, NC

    09/20/2014 6:32:52 AM PDT · by LS · 5 replies
    self ^ | 9/20/2014 | LS
    Southern Freepers My film "Rockin' the Wall" is on tour in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here are the Georgia and North Carolina tour dates; Monday, 9/22, we'll be in Atlanta/Marietta at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, 7:00. Tues., 9/23, Asheville, NC, Montreat College, Gaither Chapel, 7:00 Wed., 9/24, Greensboro, NC, Carousel Theatre, 7:00 (free), courtesy of the John Locke Foundation Thurs., 9/25, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina Museum of Natural History, 7:00, (free) courtesy of the John Locke Foundation, and Saturday, 9/27, 2:00 p.m., Western Carolina University, (free) courtesy of the...
  • African-American Democrats form coalition to counter 'disrespect' for black causes

    09/20/2014 6:31:52 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    A newly-formed coalition of African-American Democrats announced Wednesday they will not back any candidate that has exhibited “disrespect” for the black community on issues such as education, jobs and racial profiling. Headed by St. Louis County Chairwoman Hazel Erby, D-1st District, the coalition – named for the late Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer – pointedly withheld support for Steve Stenger, the Democratic candidate seeking the County Executive post in the November general election. Erby hedged when asked if the coalition would instead stand behind Republican state Rep. Rick Stream or put forth the name of a write-in candidate...
  • Seven Minutes in September

    09/20/2014 6:23:35 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/20/2014 | By Colin Flaherty
    It just does not stop: On thursday afternoon, I received seven emails in seven minutes, detailing dozens of cases of recent black mob violence all around the country. Many on video. Let’s take a tour of seven minutes in September, starting in Cincinnati. A bus full of black students beat two sisters, on video, on the way home from school. A few days before that, another bus full of black people beat, then robbed a white man after a Labor Day party. Then they stole a bike. All the time laughing. All of it on high-definition video. And every story,...
  • Idiotic Proposals for Fed to Give Away Money

    09/20/2014 6:14:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    A Fiscal Times, Yahoo Finance article by by John Grgurich claims that Instead of QE, Fed Could Have Given $56,000 to Every Household in America . Grgurich formulated his article after reading "an intriguing piece just published in Foreign Affairs, Brown University political economist Mark Blyth and London-based hedge fund manager Eric Lonergan argue the Fed could have done better by pursuing a far different type of grand policy experiment." The "intriguing piece" is Print Less but Transfer More, Why Central Banks Should Give Money Directly to the People. Sheer Idiocy First, the Fed cannot give away money, it can...
  • Why Are Liberals Only Targeting Black NFL 'Abusers'?

    09/20/2014 6:00:35 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 34 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 9/20/14 | Bob Parks
    Domestic abuse is an equal opportunity crime. Men, believe it or not, are not the only ones who abuse but if you’ve been paying attention over the last few weeks, one would get the impression that it’s a black problem.
  • Tens of thousands expected at New York climate march

    09/20/2014 5:57:08 AM PDT · by mykroar · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/19/14 | Yahoo News
    New York (AFP) - Celebrities, activists and political leaders are expected to join more than 100,000 people in New York Sunday for what could be the largest climate change protest in history, organizers said. Related Stories Hold government, businesses to climate promises: activists Reuters Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace Associated Press World will 'change course' on climate at UN summit AFP Don't expect too much from leaders at climate summit:experts Reuters Ocean-threatened Marshall's leader posts climate video plea AFP Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, former US vice president turned advocate Al Gore, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and New...
  • Peyton Manning Sex Scandal: Largely Forgotten, Even With A Witness

    09/20/2014 5:43:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | 9/18/14
    Peyton Manning and sex scandal are two things you might never expect to see in the same article. If so, you don’t know about the incident that happened at the University of Tennessee when Manning was the Tennessee Volunteers star quarterback.
  • India court sends 13 men to jail over gang-rape of tribal woman

    09/20/2014 5:43:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/20/2014
    An Indian court Saturday sentenced 13 people, including a village headman, to 20 years in jail for gang-raping a tribal woman as a punishment for "dishonoring" her community. The 20-year-old woman was gang-raped on orders from tribal village elders who objected to her relationship with a man from a different community. The attack took place in January in a remote village in eastern West Bengal state, where the unmarried woman from the Santhal group, one of India's largest tribes, was suspected of having a relationship with a man from another village. All the 13 accused were found guilty on charges...
  • The HRC Is Inciting Fear and Hate

    09/20/2014 5:32:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Michael Brown
    The pictures are dark and ominous, the charges chilling: “There exists a network of extremists . . . [who] spew venomous rhetoric, outrageous theories, and discredited science.” Just who are these evil people and what are they doing? According to the Human Rights Campaign, the world’s largest gay activist organization, this “network” consists of American, conservative Christian leaders “who are working tirelessly to undercut LGBT people around the world at every turn.”I have made it onto this list – unfortunately, only with a “dishonorable mention” – adding to my already impressive résumé of being marked by groups like GLAAD, which...
  • Sorry Kerry, ISIS IS Islam

    09/20/2014 5:15:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/19/2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    John Kerry, like Obama, went out of his way to defend Islam by saying that ISIS does not represent Islam: So I wouldnÂ’t compound the crime by calling them a state whatsoeverÂ… TheyÂ’re the enemy of Islam. ThatÂ’s what they are, and as the 21 clerics yesterday said in Saudi Arabia, they are in fact the order of Satan. Â…ThereÂ’s nothing in Islam that condones or suggests people should go out and rape women and sell off young girls or give them as gifts to jihadists and cut peopleÂ’s heads off and tie peopleÂ’s hands behind their backs and put...