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  • 'Queer Kids Stuff' videos indoctrinate preschoolers

    07/27/2016 9:01:25 AM PDT · by fwdude
    OneNewsNow ^ | July 6, 2016 | Bob Kellogg
    A new video series is aimed at indoctrinating preschoolers with the LGBT message — a strategy that one pro-family activist says is far from new. The series, titled "Queer Kids Stuff" teaches preschoolers what the terms "gay," "bisexual" and "transgender" mean in an attempt to normalize the LGBT lifestyle with youth at an early age — a tactic that has repeatedly been used over the years to influence impressionable children. Advocates of homosexual behavior admit that they are trying to get to the youngsters before they hear anything negative about homosexuality. MassResistance founder and director Brian Camenker expresses concern that...
  • Hillary Clinton isn't afraid to say Black Lives Matter - Daily Mail

    07/27/2016 8:13:25 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 July 2016 | Wills Robinson
    The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and Jordan Davis and more have delivered one of the most powerful speeches at the Democratic convention. The grieving parents walked on stage together as Mothers of the Movement - a group who have been campaigning against gun violence and racism at the hands of police since the deaths of their children. They all urged voters to back Hillary Clinton, as she 'isn't afraid to say Black Lives Matter'...'Hillary knows that when a young black life is cut short, it's not just a personal loss. It is a national loss. It...
  • Marine Le Pen’s niece enrolls in the ARMY as she calls on France to 'kill Islamism'

    07/27/2016 7:53:16 AM PDT · by jpsb · 34 replies
    Express ^ | July 27, 2016 | Fraser Moore
    Marion Le Pen announced on Twitter she would join the French Army reserve after a spate of Islamic State-inspired terror attacks in Europe. The 26-year-old also blasted the "ineffective" French army as the country reels from the murder of 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel by two teenagers who said they were ISIS "soldiers".
  • All charges dropped in Freddie Gray case; no convictions

    07/27/2016 7:48:52 AM PDT · by GilGil · 47 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/27/2016 | Associated Press
    Prosecutors dropped the remaining charges Wednesday against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction.
  • Postal Reform Bill Doesn't Address USPS Problems

    07/27/2016 7:44:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Brian McNicoll
    Despite a packed legislative agenda and shortened calendar, postal reform legislation has advanced in Congress. Both of the Senate bills shepherded by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., have stalled, but the “Postal Service Reform Act of 2016” passed unanimously through the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform barely a month after it was introduced.The legislation, offered by Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and others, includes a variety of measures members hope will shore up the Postal Service’s financial position. Unfortunately, the legislation fails to address either the financial situation or the need for the Postal Service...
  • Texas man filmed beating turtle to death with hammer says it was self-defense

    07/27/2016 7:32:51 AM PDT · by NRx · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07-27-2016 | Ben Guarino
    ...A jogger named Geoffrey Frank saw the blood and the action that drew it. In a graphic video he posted to Facebook, it is possible to hear the meaty crack of the hammer against the turtle shell over Frank’s horrified murmurs of protest. Frank turned a corner on the trail that runs near Lady Bird Lake to see, as he told Austin’s KXAN-TV, Washington swing the tool down upon the turtle’s shell. On his second loop, the turtle was dead. It was “sick,” Frank said to KXAN. He watched as the man “smashed it to death with a hammer.” The...
  • Ed Rendell to Democrats: Time to Be ‘Single-Issue’ Gun Control Voters

    07/27/2016 7:08:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/27/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D) tells a gathering of activists in Philadelphia it’s time for Democrats to be “single issue” voters for gun control. The gathering was co-hosted by the PA SAFE Caucus, “Everytown for Gun Safety, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, CeaseFirePA,” and Gabby Giffords’s gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions. According to Daily Local News, Rendell said, “If we’re going to make progress, the message we have to take is that we’re going to be single-issue voters. I don’t care about e-mails or anything else, (but) we need to vote for Hillary Clinton because...
  • Thiel's Republicans Depart from Reagan

    07/27/2016 7:04:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Star Parker
    The primetime airing of remarks of billionaire technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel at the Republican National Convention was no accident. Thiel was given a starring role at the convention to make some things clear. That although lip service may be paid in the party platform to traditional, biblical values and opposition to gay marriage, this is really no longer what the GOP is about. Thiel brought his credentials as a high-tech billionaire to the stage to announce to the world that he is gay. In this, those organizing the convention told the world that, despite what the platform says, Thiel represents...
  • Eritrean refugee 'rapes a 79-year-old woman in a CEMETERY in Germany while she was [tr]

    07/27/2016 7:03:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 27, 2016 | Nick Enoch
    A refugee from Eritrea has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 79-year-old woman in a cemetery in Germany. The pensioner was attacked while visiting the grave of her sister in Ibbenbueren, North Rhine-Westphalia, on Sunday. The suspect, 40, who has lived in Germany since 2013, was charged with rape and placed in police custody.
  • Gang of Muslims storm nudist pool in Germany yelling 'Allahu Akbar' and threatening to [tr]

    07/27/2016 7:00:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 27, 2016 | Gareth Davies
    Nudists were told they would be 'exterminated' after a gang of Muslims who stormed into a German swimming pool yelling 'Allahu Akbar'. The six men, described as being in their 20s and with beards, spat at women and children because they were swimming in the nude and called all the females 'sluts'. The revelers were at a pool in the town of Geldern in the North Rhine-Westphalia region, known for its preference for natural form of swimming.
  • In Leaked Recordings, DNC Shown Controlling Donor Access

    07/27/2016 6:49:57 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    The release of a trove of “embarrassing” hacked internal emails and private voicemail recordings reveal not only the unseemly deal-making involved in recruiting high-dollar donations for political campaigns, but the role fundraising officials play in approving and denying access to President Obama and other top officials. At least two former U.S. ambassadors called the DNC to speak about personal meetings with the president, according to audio recordings of the calls included in the leaks. One is heard on a recording from May for then-DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz seeking to confirm plans to attend a “small dinner” with President Obama....
  • Little Green Lies: Why Electric Cars Won’t Save the Environment

    07/27/2016 6:48:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/27/2016 | Larry Alton
    Things don’t look good for electric cars these days -- but did they ever? Tesla experienced a series of recalls, even before the recent crash in Florida that put the company’s autopilot system in the spotlight. Apparently, watching a Harry Potter movie and letting your car drive isn’t exactly a safe practice. But the real problem with electric cars is actually the problem they’re marketed to solve: pollution. While the left insists that electric cars are the only way to protect the environment, they’re actually damaging the oil industry while shifting money to liberal interests. Meanwhile, electric cars have proven...
  • DA: Case wasn’t about gun rights, despite protests

    07/27/2016 6:35:47 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    © Copyright 2016 Finger Lakes Times ^ | 07.26.16 | By MIKE HIBBARD mhibbard@fltimes.com
    <p>CANANDAIGUA — The Phelps man whose trial included protests by gun-rights advocates is going to prison.</p> <p>On Monday in Ontario County Court, Judge Craig Doran sentenced Shane Bennett, 35, to 4 and 1/2 years in prison followed by five years of parole.</p>
  • Carter: Trump 'violates' our founding principles

    07/27/2016 5:26:40 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 26, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Jimmy Carter ripped Donald Trump in a video address to Democratic delegates Tuesday night by claiming the Republican presidential nominee has "violated some of the most important moral and ethical principles on which our nation was founded." The 39th president predicted this election will affect Americans "for generations" and praised Hillary Clinton as the ideal candidate to be competing against Trump.
  • 'White People to the Back!': Black Lives Matter Segregates Media by Race

    07/27/2016 5:00:23 AM PDT · by cba123 · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jillian Melchior
    On Tuesday, Black Lives Matter activists took to the streets in Philadelphia to protest police-involved shootings of African-Americans. During the demonstrations, protesters attempted to segregate members of the media based on their race. "White media get to the back! Black media come to the front!" one activist shouted into a megaphone. (please see the full article, linked below)
  • WikiLeaks Reveals Media Collusion

    07/27/2016 4:29:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    The radical leftist collective known as WikiLeaks tried to ruin the Democratic convention by posting a trove of Democratic National Committee emails that easily proved that party leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her staff shunned neutrality in favor of pushing Hillary Clinton's nomination. The Bernie Sanders socialists were enraged, their suspicions confirmed. The media paid some attention to that, especially when Schultz was quickly ousted from her job. Guess what else was confirmed, which the media largely skipped over? The evidence in the emails that revealed great chumminess and coordination between Democrats and the supposedly "objective" national press. You really...
  • #BlueLightFriday: From the White House to Your House

    07/27/2016 4:14:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    When you need something done, call a retired cop. That's how Blue Light Friday at the White House came together last week. Unlike the lame duck occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., I have little experience as a community organizer. So I asked retired New York Police Department officer John Cardillo if he could help me turn out his law enforcement friends, families and supporters to honor the fallen. His one-word answer: "Yes." Our mission: Bring a blue hue to the People's House in Washington, D.C. -- in the wake of the Dallas and Baton Rouge police ambushes -- since Barack...
  • France Church Attack: Normandy Priest Killer Was Tagged and on Terror Watch List

    07/27/2016 4:07:28 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | July 27, 2016
    One of the terrorists who cut the throat of a village priest in an attack claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Isil) had been turne back from Syria and was under police supervision, wearing an electronic tag. -excerpt- It was also last night reported that the church had been on a "hit list" found on a 24-year old Algerian jihadi who had planned attacks last year in a Parisian suburb. Sid Ahmed Ghlam, a computer sciences student, was arrested by French police who are investigating whether he was directed to carry out attacks on churches by Isil.
  • Racially charged feud over Senate race in California spills into Democratic convention

    California’s racially charged all-Democrat Senate race has spilled onto the Democratic National Convention as the candidates continued to feud over President Obama’s endorsement of one over the other. Attorney General Kamala Harris, the recipient of Mr. Obama’s blessing, said Monday that she thought Rep. Loretta Sanchez should apologize to the president for suggesting that race played a role in the endorsement. Ms. Harris is black and Ms. Sanchez Hispanic. “I find it very troubling, and I think that that is not the voice or perspective of a leader,” Ms. Harris told Fox11 in Los Angeles. “Especially in these times, where...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board

    07/26/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2016 | Rebecca Kheel
    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/289290-jeff-bezos-neil-degrasse-tyson-join-pentagon-innovation-board July 26, 2016 - 02:15 PM EDT Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board By Rebecca Kheel Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson were among the big names Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday as joining the Pentagon’s recently formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board. “I've given them the very specific task of identifying innovative private sector best practices that could be of use to DOD [the Department of Defense] — not unlike our recent Hack the Pentagon pilot program, which invited hackers to help find vulnerabilities in our networks," Carter said during an...
  • ‘Shocking and Weird’: Rachel Maddow Rips Start of Bill Clinton’s DNC Speech

    07/26/2016 8:43:36 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 106 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Uh-oh: looks like I’ve had something of a mind-meld with Rachel Maddow . . . During Bill Clinton’s DNC speech tonight, I tweeted “the spectacle of Bill Clinton telling the romantic story of how he met, wooed and married Hillary is deeply creepy.” When the speech ended, Rachel Maddow, on MSNBC, called the top of the speech “shocking and weird,” describing the beginning of the speech as “controversial.” Maddow was miffed that Clinton spoke of “a girl,” “the girl” and built “her whole political story for the whole first half of the speech around her marriage to him.” View the...
  • U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men

    07/26/2016 8:08:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    reuters ^ | July 26, 2016 | TONI CLARKE
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door on Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a year following their last sexual encounter in order to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In December the FDA overturned a 30-year ban on all blood donations from men who have sex with men, saying the change was based on science showing an indefinite ban was not necessary to prevent transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus. The FDA is now signaling it may go further. Gay...
  • Australia goes two years without illegal boat arrival

    07/26/2016 7:33:43 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 20 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th July 2016 | Daniel Meers
    AUSTRALIA has officially gone two years without people smugglers successfully bringing an ­illegal boat into the country. ..... The government’s uncompromising turnback policy has led to 28 boats being turned around, with 700 people on board, since Operation Sovereign Borders was implemented when the Coalition came to power in 2013.... nobody has died at sea during the operation. ..... It is stark contrast to the 50,000 people who arrived illegally on more than 800 boats during six years of Labor. More than 1200 people died at sea during the period.....
  • Amber Tamblyn Has A Lot to Learn About Trans Women's Reproductive Rights

    07/26/2016 7:07:24 PM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 26, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Following a 30-minute conversation on "intersectionality" and millennial feminism, a reporter asked the (DNC) panel for its thoughts on reproductive rights and women's health issues for men who ascribe to a female gender identity. Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor at-large, said the issue of men who identify as women getting abortions is all about "elevated consciousness." . . When asked if trans women are "being denied their reproductive rights" Pressley was stumped. "You got me on that one." Tamblyn chimed in, arguing that the reproductive rights of trans women are at the forefront of the conversation at Planned Parenthood,...
  • Barney Frank on Justice Scalia at DNC LGBT Caucus: The Most ‘Highly Placed Militant Homophobe’…[tr]

    07/26/2016 6:55:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 26, 2016 | 4:24 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spoke at the Democratic National Convention’s LGBT Caucus meeting on Tuesday where he harshly criticized GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s promise to appoint a Supreme Court Justice like the late Antonin Scalia. “There has never been a more highly placed militant homophobe in the history of the United States,” Frank said of Scalia. “He was a bigot.” […] This is not the first time Frank has called Justice Scalia a homophobe. He most recently told Slate following Scalia’s death that he “was troubled that his homophobia never got mentioned when he died.” …
  • 'We're in this together': Local police officers overwhelmed by donations after Dallas tragedy

    Cookies, cupcakes, handwritten notes, Gatorade and even Tang. Those are some of the ways citizens have chosen to show their support and appreciation for area law enforcement in the weeks since a sniper murdered five police officers in Dallas in the wake of the fatal officer-involved shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. “You get to where you feel like you’re kind of on an island, and you’re all by yourself, and so the support from the community is fantastic because we’re in this together,” said Capt. Todd Enzbrenner with the Sand Springs Police Department. Since the shooting, he...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Where Should You Spend Your Summer Quiz - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    07/26/2016 6:00:36 PM PDT · by LUV W · 155 replies
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  • Alexandria [VA] police officer says she was denied service at Noodles & Company

    07/26/2016 5:08:45 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 50 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 26, 2016 7:55 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    WASHINGTON — An Alexandria police officer who says she was refused service at a local restaurant is getting an apology. Peter Feltham, with the Alexandria Committee of Police told NBC 4 an Alexandria officer went into a Noodles & Company on Duke Street for dinner Monday evening and was denied service. “While they were waiting in line, the cook from behind the counter went up to the cash register person and pointed at the police officer and said, ‘You have to take me off the line. I ain’t serving that.’ The officer realized what was happening and rather than make...
  • Bogus ‘sex offender’ labels are ruining lives

    07/26/2016 5:06:04 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | Lenore Skenazy
    What’s the most common age of sex-offenders? It’s not a trick question, but unless you follow this stuff closely you’ll almost certainly answer wrong. In fact, most people are shocked to learn that the most common age of people charged with a sex offense isn’t a creepy 39, or 51. It’s 14. That’s right. As the US Bureau of Justice reports: “The single age with the greatest number of offenders from the perspective of law enforcement was age 14.” Why so young? Because people tend to have sex with people around their own age, which means young people tend to...
  • Clarke: The DNC Theme is Compassion for Criminals

    07/26/2016 5:02:13 PM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Fox Business ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matthew Wisner
    "The theme tonight, with this group that's going to get up and speak is compassion for criminals. Every one of these individuals, nearly every one of these individuals whose mother will speak was engaged in questionable lifestyle choices. Mike Brown was a criminal who tried to disarm a law enforcement officer. Eric Garner resisted arrest, Freddie Gray resisted arrest." . . . "Here’s the question I have, where are the dads?"
  • How Would Ted Nugent React If Hillary Clinton Used One of His Songs? We Asked Him

    07/26/2016 4:52:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | July 26, 2016 | By Matthew Wilkening
    Which of your songs would you most like to see Mr. Trump use during his campaign stops? “Stranglehold” would clinch the presidency. How would you react if Hillary Clinton used one of your songs during the Democratic National Convention? We would know the end is near.
  • Twitter blasts Bernie Sanders for interrupting ‘The Bachelorette’ (West Coast)

    07/26/2016 4:50:25 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 6 replies
    N.Y. Post ^ | 7/26/16 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Bernie Sanders felt the bern from #BachelorNation Monday night. Fans of “The Bachelorette” blasted the Vermont senator on Twitter after his speech at the Democratic National Convention disrupted the two-hour broadcast.
  • Trump's ban on Muslims 'common sense' says Barack Obama's BROTHER - who is a Muslim

    07/26/2016 4:43:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Express-UK ^ | July 26, 2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    But it is Malik's backing of Mr Trump's controversial proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the US to stamp out Islamist extremism that has raised the most eyebrows. He said: "I'm a Muslim, of course, but you can't have people going around just shooting people and killing people just in the name of Islam." . . . Malik was born to the same father but a different mother to his half-brother Barack and holds dual Kenyan and American citizenship. He and the US President were once close - Malik was best man at Barack’s wedding to Michelle .
  • For Trump! Against the Disloyalists!

    07/26/2016 4:28:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jared E. Peterson
    At last it’s beyond dispute: This time the Republican Party’s presidential nominee is someone chosen by full throated roar from its augmented voter base, not by the timid and failed leadership that’s gripped the Party since Reagan. And just as importantly, despite furious howls from “We prefer Hillary” turncoats scattered among Republican elites and conservative intellectuals, it’s now also indisputable that Donald Trump is fighting for the major part of the Republican Party and American conservatism’s Reagan agenda: unapologetic patriotism and belief in American exceptionalism, a freer, less regulated economy, a Supreme Court that respects the Constitution, unrestricted freedom of...
  • Normandy: Jihadist Mosque Next Door to Beheaded Priest’s Church

    07/26/2016 4:28:10 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The more details that emerge surrounding the gruesome lethal attack on a priest in northern France Tuesday, the more it appears that the attack could have been foreseen and perhaps prevented. On Tuesday morning, two jihadists associated with the Islamic State entered the parish church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy while 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel was celebrating Mass in the company of several members of the parish. The assailants seized Father Hamel and slit his throat before taking the other members of the congregation as hostages.
  • Black protesters at DNC send white supporters ‘to the back of the march’

    07/26/2016 4:16:46 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 26 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 26, 2016
    Though civil rights leaders in the 1960s fought for unity among Americans regardless of race, the Black Lives Matter movement of today often seeks voluntary re-segregation of our society based solely on skin color. The troubling and recurring theme has been evident since protests began in 2014, with one of the group’s first marches offering a list of separate rules for whites wishing to participate. This week, organizers of the Black Resistance March held near the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia made it clear that sympathetic whites should not consider themselves on equal footing with their darker comrades. Video of...
  • A True Story of 'Hands Up, Don’t Shoot' for Hillary’s Convention

    07/26/2016 3:59:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2016 | Colin Flaherty
    Now let us praise the most damaging hoax of our generation: The ‘hands ups, don’t shoot’ fairy tale surrounding the shooting death of St. Michael Brown of Ferguson -- which is about to be glorified at the Democrat convention tonight. Not for the first time: Shortly after the shooting, the President of the United States interrupted his speech to the Congressional Black Caucus to point out members of the Brown family in attendance. They were welcomed with thunderous applause. As were the parents of St. Trayvon of Martin during a SRO appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists convention...
  • Seafood restaurant accused of sexism with ads poking fun at presidential candidates

    07/26/2016 3:58:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Metro International ^ | July 26, 2016 | Chris Caesar
    Legal Sea Foods found itself in hot water Monday after some readers said they were offended by a full-page Boston Globe ad that called Hillary Clinton a “cold fish,” all in the service of a sushi pun.
  • Special delivery! Democrats procure flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight

    07/26/2016 3:17:30 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 July 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Truncated title. Full title: Special delivery! Democrats procure flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight leaves Old Glory missing from Monday night's festivities After slogging through a boisterous convention on the floor, Democrats were forced to make a last-minute adjustment to the on-stage decor, after a report pointed out there were no American flags present. Democrats unveiled a sleek stage to the nation Monday, after the convention had been in the works for months. As speaker after speaker took the stage, screens behind them produced stunning scenery of the country and cool grey backgrounds.
  • Weak Sauce: Pro-Clinton Granholm Defends Clinton's Flip-Flop On Trade,

    07/26/2016 3:35:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The first day of the Democratic National Convention is over—and the Trans-Pacific Partnership was probably the major punching bag of the night. There is vicious opposition within the Democratic Party over this free trade agreement. An agreement that Hillary Clinton once called the gold standard for free trade deals. She has since walked back her praise. Yet, Donald Trump criticized free trade as well, and is actively trying to court Sanders supporters based on the issue of trade. The anti-TPP sentiment is stronger here than on any other issue that's been mentioned.— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) July 26, 2016 Sanders forced...
  • Pokémon Go Players Do the Craziest Things

    07/26/2016 3:17:02 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 38 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 26 July 2016 | Ann Oldenburg
    Pokémon Go mania has turned a corner — it has reached the point of ridiculousness. The game is making people do nutty, dangerous, and even life-threatening things. The “augmented reality mobile game” is sending players all over the place as they try to catch the crazy creatures. These people might be in a park or on private property — in a church or in your bathroom. The stories are getting more outrageous and outlandish. The upside of the game is that it’s getting people moving. They are actually walking around outside. They are running. They are breathing fresh air (except...
  • BREITBART NEWS CANCELS MILO YIANNOPOULOS APPEARANCE AT SWEDISH GAY PRIDE MARCH

    07/26/2016 3:16:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 25 JULY 2016 | BREITBART TECH
    Yiannopoulos was scheduled to lead a gay pride march through one of Sweden’s Muslim ghettos, however following an intensive security review and threat assessment by Breitbart’s security team, comprised of former Navy SEALs and intelligence community operatives, Breitbart has been forced to cancel the trip. The security analysis found significant potential threats against Milo, especially in light of the recent wave of Muslim terror attacks across Europe. “After a briefing by our security team and a review of the situation in Sweden, Breitbart News has cancelled Milo’s appearance at the Pride Järva parade on Wednesday, July 27. Despite Milo’s request...
  • Defend Milo Yiannopoulos Even If You Don't Want To

    07/26/2016 3:14:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    I don't like Milo Yiannopoulos. The "alt-right" bad boy's menagerie of outrageous and often toxic sentiments reveal a careless attention-seeker rather than thoughtful provocateur, one seemingly not concerned with the damages caused, smugly delighted to push biased buttons and stoke hate as long as he sounds cool while doing it. Ya, I don't like Milo Yiannopoulos. All the more reason to be very careful about shutting him down. x This week Milo, or @Nero, was permanently kicked off Twitter after a barrage of racist and misogynist hate-tweets were sent to Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. She is black, she is a...
  • Meet the crying ‘Bernie Bro’ at the DNC behind the viral meme

    07/26/2016 3:06:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Social media made him one of the biggest stars of the Democratic National Convention — a man in a “Peter Pan” hat, weeping during Sen. Bernie Sanders’ speech on Monday night. Sean Kehren, 22, a Sanders delegate from Minnesota, may not have been the only die-hard “Bernie Bro” moved to tears, but he quickly became the subject of memes, tweets and other apparatus to mock the emotional showing of supporters at the convention. Blame his choice of hat — a nod to Wall Street’s “Robin Hood tax.” “Sad Robin Hood just needs a minute,” a Twitter user wrote Monday. Despite...
  • Terrorist Who Murdered Priest In Normandy Was Under House Arrest For Previous Terrorism Charges

    07/26/2016 3:00:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    The terrorist who slit the throat of 85-year-old priest Fr. Jacques Hamel today in Normandy, France had previously been arrested on terrorism charges and was was sentenced to house arrest with an electronic monitor. He spent a year in prison after being arrested in Turkey attempting to reach Syria and join the Islamic State. He was granted unsupervised release periods from his parent's house between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The attack occurred during the church's 9 a.m. Mass.The church attacked on Tuesday morning was reportedly on an ISIS list of potential targets discovered in April 2015....
  • Bernie's rebellion is going rogue

    07/26/2016 2:54:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 26, 2016 | Amanda Paulson
    Many of those inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders' insurgent campaign are now unwilling or reluctant to fall into line with his pleas to support Clinton. Chants of "Bernie!", and boos whenever Hillary Clinton’s name was mentioned, filled the opening hours of the Democratic National Convention, with delegates supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont repeatedly drowning out other speakers with their vocal dissent. Never mind that after the weekend’s Wikileaks scandal revealed bias against Senator Sanders, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) issued a formal apology, forced the resignation of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and moved Senator Sanders’ speech to...
  • Rep. Alan Grayson Goes Off On Politico Reporter Who Asked Him About His Alleged Domestic Abuse

    07/26/2016 2:52:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Things got a bit heated between Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) and Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere, who asked the Democratic congressman and Florida Senate candidate about the allegations made by his ex-wife that she was the subject of abuse by him for over two decades. Dovere alleges that Grayson pushed him during their exchange. Patrick Caldwell of Mother Jones captured the tension:“No, you pushed me…no I’m sorry you pushed me” said Grayson. Dovere said that they captured the whole thing on video.“Well, that’s a good thing. I’ll be handing that over to the Capitol Police, my friend” said an angered Grayson. Devore...
  • Fans call Paul Simon's DNC performance troubling

    07/26/2016 2:34:23 PM PDT · by oblomov · 72 replies
    Fox News Entertainment ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Foxnews.com
    Paul Simon took to the Democratic National Convention stage last night to perform his hit "Bridge Over Troubled Water." A lot of fans were quick to point out that the singer's performance was, well, troubled. Éponine15191 @Eponine15191 So I've just caught up with the footage of Paul Simon at the DNC yesterday singing Bridge Over TW, I'm so sad for him. He looks sick. #sad 5:26 AM - 26 Jul 2016 Public_Interest @Public_Interest Paul Simon fan here: Paul Simon was awful tonight. 10:05 PM - 25 Jul 2016 Mr. Cummings @APGOPOHHS I've always loved Paul Simon but that was more...
  • Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Planned Parenthood Whistleblower David Daleiden

    07/26/2016 2:04:05 PM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/26/2016 | Staff
    Houston prosecutors dropped all charges against Planned Parenthood whistleblower David Daleiden and his partner on Tuesday. Daleiden was the force behind a series of undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives conspiring to traffic body parts harvested from aborted babies.
  • Idiot junior officers set their British Army barracks ablaze...

    07/26/2016 1:53:50 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 31 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 27th July 2016 | Martin Robinson
    Two junior officers managed to set fire to their mess after allegedly having a duel with flare guns after a boozy formal dinner. The 2nd lieutenants apparently climbed into kayaks in the outdoor swimming pool at Allenby Barracks in Bovington and began firing at each other on Friday night. But one of the flares, designed to call for help at sea, managed to start a major fire in the seven-storey mess, which has been badly damaged. The Royal Military Police is now investigating how a flare fight apparently started outside the building managed to cause a fire in its top...