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  • Donald Trump Wanted To Make Charlie Rangel HUD Secretary In 1999

    09/03/2015 2:06:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | July 10, 2015 | Christopher Massie
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in November 1999 that, if elected president, he wanted to make Charles Rangel, the Democratic Congressman from New York, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. At the time, real estate magnate was considering running for president as a member of the Reform Party. Asked by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer if he’d “given some thought to a potential Trump Cabinet,” Trump mentioned Rangel as his top choice to lead HUD. “Well, let’s go — like HUD,” Trump said. “I think Charlie Rangel is a terrific guy. He’s a congressman from New York. He has...
  • Yearlong mock Mars mission will test mental toll of isolation

    09/02/2015 10:48:30 PM PDT · by ETL · 21 replies
    FoxNews.Com ^ | September 02, 2015 | Calla Cofield
    On Aug. 28, six scientists left the comforts of civilization, set to be gone for an entire year. Their mission will simulate what it might be like for astronauts journeying to Mars. In the confines of a 36-foot-wide and 20-foot-high solar-powered dome in a remote location on the island of Hawaii, the six team members will have to live together for 365 days. They will have no face-to-face contact with humans outside of the dome. This is the fourth and longest such mission carried out by the Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) program, and its goal is to find...
  • Islamist vigilantes face trial for ‘Sharia police’ (Wuppertal, Germany)

    09/02/2015 8:48:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 02 Sep 2015 15:20 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    State prosecutors in the Ruhr city of Wuppertal said on Tuesday that they have brought charges against notorious Islamic fundamentalist Sven Lau, who was behind a short-lived “Sharia police” vigilante force in the city. Lau, 34, is accused—with nine others—of infractions against the law on freedom of assembly over the group of high-vis-vest-wearing Islamists who declared that they would patrol the streets to police morals last September. […] “Sharia law is not tolerated on German soil,” Interior Minister Thomas de Maizičre said at the time. The western state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is widely regarded as a hotspot for fundamentalist...
  • Ruth Newman, 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Survivor, Dies at 113

    09/02/2015 8:48:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sep 2, 2015
    Only one known survivor remains: 109-year-old William Del Monte, who was 3 months old when the quake hitRuth Newman, one of only two known remaining survivors of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 that shook the city and the surrounding area, has died. She was 113. Family members say Newman passed away July 29 at her home in Pebble Beach, California, the coastal town where she and her late husband moved to after living in Pacific Grove. Newman was 5 years old when the quake struck, shaking her home in a Healdsburg ranch about 70 miles north of...
  • New pro-Bevin super PAC launches fundraising effort

    09/02/2015 8:16:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | September 2, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    A new outside group has kicked off a fundraising effort to help Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin win in November. Fighting for Kentucky, a super PAC run by two Kentucky Republicans and one from Texas, said it has $100,000 in pledges and hopes to raise $1 million by Sept. 15. In a fundraising email sent to Republican donors Wednesday afternoon, the group's founders said they are not bound by state laws that ban corporate donations to candidates and limit other contributors to $1,000. "To win, this campaign will cost millions of dollars, so our super PAC is raising unlimited contributions...
  • Kentucky Clerk Didn’t Follow Christianity Before Converting To It

    09/02/2015 7:29:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/2/15 | Mollie Hemingway
    Lutheran pastor Hans Fiene wrote on Facebook this week: Today one of my college student members told me how one of her profs recently asked the class how many of them knew the parable of the Good Samaritan. Two kids raised their hand, one of whom thought it referred to the time Jesus spoke to the woman by the well. The professor corrected her and then told her it was the story where the beggar was at the side of the road and the Pharisee passed by. “A pharisee” he told the class “was like a governor.” So remember, Christians,...
  • China Slowdown Hits U.S. Factories, Tests Fed’s Resolve [U.S. MANUFACTURING HIT BY FALLING EXPORTS]

    09/02/2015 4:17:17 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 29 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 09/01/2015 | ANDREA RIQUIER
    Manufacturing indexes hit multiyear lows in the U.S. and China, exacerbating global growth concerns and roiling markets again as the Federal Reserve enters the home stretch toward deciding whether to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. The S&P 500 fell 3% Tuesday, dashing hopes that the market had stabilized after plunging early last week. Official data from China showed a factory sector in contraction for the first time since the winter and at its lowest in three years — fresh evidence that the world's No. 2 economy is downshifting much faster than the government...
  • SBA List to Screen Planned Parenthood Videos for Democrat Staffers

    09/02/2015 7:08:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/2/15 | Kate Scanlon
    The Susan B. Anthony List has organized a screening of the Center for Medical Progress’ undercover videos for Democratic Capitol Hill staffers.Susan B. Anthony List, an organization that works to elect pro-life lawmakers, will screen each video on Thursday morning for the staffers in attendance. Copies of the full-length videos will be available after the screening.“It’s been widely reported that Democrat members have not seen this footage—and that even Senate Democrats had not seen the videos before voting to block efforts to defund the organization,” Mallory Quigley, communications director at the SBA List, told The Daily Signal. “Our idea is...
  • Kentucky Clerk ‘Out Of Options’ In Gay-Marriage Dispute, May Face Stiff Penalties

    09/02/2015 7:00:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/2/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    The Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue gay marriage licenses may be out of legal options as she heads before a judge Thursday. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will stand before U.S. District Judge David Bunning for refusing to follow an order by the U.S. Supreme Court.The Supreme Court refused her request Monday to stay its unanimous ruling that she provide any and all couples with marriage licenses.Davis may face severe criminal or civil consequences for her actions. She could face hefty daily fines and even put in jail. As an elected official, Davis cannot be fired, but she...
  • WH staffer indicted on assault charges resigns

    09/02/2015 6:47:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/2/15 | Jordan Fabian
    A White House aide indicted for allegedly firing a gun at her boyfriend, a U.S. Capitol Police officer, has resigned. Barvetta Singletary submitted her resignation effective Aug. 28, a White House representative said Wednesday. Her resignation was accepted. Singletary is departing the West Wing three weeks after the Aug. 7 incident, in which police say she confronted her boyfriend about another woman. During the dispute at her Maryland home, Singletary allegedly fired her boyfriend’s gun at a sofa after he refused to give her his cellphone password. No one was injured. Singletary, 37, was indicted on assault charges Tuesday. She...
  • Teen Shot By Sergeant Faces Multiple Murder Charges

    09/02/2015 6:38:36 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    Keloland.Com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Hailey Higgins
    YANKTON, SD - A 19-year-old is facing multiple attempted murder charges and a Yankton police sergeant is on administrative leave. This comes after an officer-involved shooting in downtown Yankton Tuesday night that closed 3rd Street for several hours in the heart of the city. Trae Angel is facing four counts each of attempted murder and aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer. South Dakota Attorney Marty Jackley says police were first tipped off when they got a domestic violence call involving a gun late last night in Yankton. When they got to the home, Angel was gone, prompting a city...
  • Planned Parenthood chapters get Obamacare funding

    09/02/2015 6:34:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/2/15 | Robert King
    The Obama administration will give three Planned Parenthood chapters a combined $1 million in grants to help sign up people for Obamacare. The grants come as Republican lawmakers want to defund the women's health organization due to a series of undercover videos detailing the donation of and compensation for aborted fetal parts. More than $1 million in grants is going to three Planned Parenthood chapters in Iowa ($304,373 in anticipated funding), St. Louis ($388,787) and Montana ($337,555). The grants were awarded for a three-year period but the funding figures are only for the first year. The Centers for Medicare and...
  • BREITBART PRIMARY: FOUR IN FIVE FIRST-PLACE VOTES WENT TO NON-POLITICIANS &

    09/02/2015 6:08:36 PM PDT · by onyx · 9 replies
    BREITBART BIG GOVERNMENT ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Tony Lee
    Four in five Breitbart Primary voters in August preferred non-politicians and anti-establishment candidates over anyone associated with the Washington, D.C. crowd or GOP establishment. In August’s Breitbart Primary, non-politicians and anti-establishment candidates Donald Trump (38.7%), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (26.6%), Dr. Ben Carson (10%), and Carly Fiorina (5.6%) accounted for a whopping 81% of the first-place votes.More people (152,000) voted in August’s Breitbart Primary than in the previous two months combined (55,000 voted in June’s inaugural Breitbart Primary and 70,566 people voted in July’s Breitbart Primary), and it is clear that establishment Republican candidates need not apply for the White...
  • Driver accused of flipping off Rock Hill police officer, claims racism during arrest

    09/02/2015 6:01:01 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    The State ^ | SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 | TEDDY KULMALA
    ROCK HILL, SC Two people were arrested during a traffic stop that was prompted by a driver flipping the middle finger to a Rock Hill Police officer at an intersection, according to a police report. The officer was sitting at a red light at Mt. Gallant Road and Cherry Road about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday when a red SUV pulled up beside her, the report states. The driver reportedly looked at the officer “with a deep stare and then put his left hand all the way out the window and stuck up his middle finger in an angry manner.” The officer...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 03 September 2015

    09/02/2015 6:00:28 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 46 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ GROUP HUG A Marine greets his family and friends at a homecoming event aboard Camp Pendleton, CA, Oct. 20, 2014. The Marine is assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. AIRDROP CHECK A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules airman checks to make sure the containers of bundles cleared the aircraft during a resupply airdrop mission over the region of Bayji, Iraq, Oct. 10,...
  • Teen charged in shooting that injured 17-year-old

    09/02/2015 5:29:36 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    WFTV ^ | 9/2/2015
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A teen has been arrested Wednesday in connection to a shooting that left another teen hospitalized. Jacquavius Smith, 15, and a 17-year-old were on the patio of a house in Pine Hills Tuesday when Smith accidentally shot the other teen, according to Orange County sheriff's investigators. Investigators said the two initially told them that they didn't know how the teen was shot, leading investigators to believe that the boy might have been hit by a stray bullet, possibly from a passing car. That led to an extensive search for clues and a shooter Tuesday evening. The...
  • Pope to say D.C. Mass in Spanish in bow to 'Hispanic population'

    09/02/2015 3:50:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 89 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2 Sep 15 | Paul Bedard
    In a bow to the huge U.S. Hispanic population and the Catholic Church's advocacy of immigration, Pope Francis plans to give his Washington Mass Sept. 23 in Spanish, according to Cardinal Donald William Wuerl. "The Mass is going to be in Spanish," Wuerl said Wednesday while previewing the pope's trip to reporters. "It's a recognition of how large the Hispanic population in the United States is," said Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington. "And he's coming as the first pope from the New World and the predominant language in this hemisphere is Spanish," added Wuerl of the Argentine-born pope. Francis, meanwhile, will...
  • McConnell: Obama's 'Partisan Contest' Raises Even More Doubts on Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 2, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday blasted the Obama administration for reducing the debate on the Iran nuclear deal to "a partisan contest" that "raises even more serious questions about its durability and merits." "While the president may be able to sustain a veto with the tepid, restricted and partisan support of one third of one House of Congress over Americans' bipartisan opposition, it will require a bipartisan Congress to strengthen our defenses in the Persian Gulf and to stand up to the inevitable Iranian violations of the agreement that will need to be addressed after he has left office,"...
  • Scott Walker opens Texas swing promising to`wreak havoc on Washington’

    09/02/2015 1:10:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 2, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    HIGHLAND PARK — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker brought his mild manner, shy smile and promise to “wreak havoc on Washington” if elected president to a century-old soda fountain in the North Texas enclave of Highland Park Wednesday, opening a three-day swing through Texas. “One of the things I heard inside there and I hear from other people across the country is that Americans are looking for someone to shake things up,” Walker said, speaking before a throng of reporters after spending more than an hour working his way through the crowd of folks gathered at the Highland Park Soda Fountain....
  • Don Pelayo And The Reconquista Of Spain (History Repeats Itself)

    07/07/2007 2:29:00 PM PDT · by GFritsch · 10 replies · 765+ views
    TFPF Forum ^ | 7/7/2007 | Felipe Barandiaran
    One fascinating aspect of the Old Testament is God’s interventions favoring those who do all they possibly can while facing overwhelming odds and counting on Him to do the impossible. As we read about David and Goliath, Gideon and the Battle of Jericho, the Maccabees and others, we have the impression that God actually dons armor and goes to battle on their side. New Testament history counts a number of such interventions. Among these is the marvelous story of the Reconquista, or recapture of Spain from Islamic domination. Jihad Less than seventy years after the death of Mohammed in 632,...
  • Texas Student Under Fire For Remarks About Slain Deputy Arrested

    09/02/2015 11:37:37 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 90 replies
    KWTX ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rusty Surette
    HUNTSVILLE (September 2, 2015) A Sam Houston State University student under fire for her remarks on social media about a slain Texas deputy has been arrested on an unrelated warrant. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office confirms Monica Foy was arrested Tuesday night at her home for an assault warrant in Harris County. "Around 7:30 p.m. our agency received a call from someone making us aware of the warrant. We confirmed it was active. We went to her home and she was taken into custody without any problems," said Lt. Brady Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald couldn't confirm who made the call about the...
  • Islamic State’s Caucasus ‘province’ claims first official attack on Russian forces

    09/02/2015 10:27:23 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | September 2, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    The Islamic State’s so-called “province” in the Caucasus region has claimed responsibility for its first official attack since its was established earlier this year. In a statement released online (seen above), and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, the group says “the soldiers of the Caliphate were able to mount an attack on barracks of the Russian army in southern Dagestan, in Magharamakint village.” The raid allegedly “led to the killing and wounding of a number of them.” Afterwards, “the soldiers of the Caliphate returned to their positions safely and with spoils, and unto Allah is all praise and gratitude,”...
  • Jorge Ramos Uses Wall but Wants Open Borders for the Rest of Us

    09/02/2015 8:56:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Patrick Courrielche
    America got a first-hand look at how Mr. Trump’s deportation plan would be administered when Univision’s Jorge Ramos unwittingly volunteered to demonstrate the process at an Iowa press conference. After refusing to wait his turn in line to ask questions of the Republican presidential candidate, Mr. Trump “deported” Mr. Ramos from the press conference, then proceeded to bring him back in after he agreed to wait his turn – making Trump’s comprehensive immigration reform plan look quite feasible. For those unfamiliar with Jorge Ramos, he is the debonair host of the Hispanic news show Noticiero Univision. He’s an “anchor baby”...
  • Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable rating approaches record territory: poll

    09/02/2015 7:18:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 2, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unfavorable numbers are approaching record territory, according to a poll released Wednesday. Fifty-three percent of Americans said they view Mrs. Clinton unfavorably, up 8 points since midsummer, while 45 percent said they view her favorably, down 7 points, the ABC News/Washington Post poll said.
  • 2015: The Year China Goes Broke?

    09/02/2015 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 1, 2015 | Gordon G. Chang
    Beijing’s efforts to defend both stocks and the currency are severely straining its finances. China, the Financial Times noted Friday, could exhaust its foreign exchange reserves within a year as it defends the value of its plunging currency, the renminbi. The paper’s arithmetic is correct of course, but the projection, which at first sounds alarming, is actually optimistic. Beijing might be broke in months—and maybe by the end of this year—despite now holding the world’s largest foreign exchange reserves. At the same time, the Chinese central government has been supporting stock valuations through various means, especially the direct purchases of...
  • Milwaukee’s Sheriff Clarke: ‘Stop Trying to Fix the Police — Fix the Ghetto”

    09/02/2015 5:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 1, 2015 | 3:09 PM EDT | Zachary Leshin and Michael W. Chapman
    Milwaukee County Sherriff David A. Clarke Jr. criticized the idea that President Barack Obama’s call for reforming the police is helping law enforcement and is instead weakening “the institution of policing,” adding that the solution is to “fix the ghetto” and stop trying to “fix the police.” […] “Look, President Obama has breathed life into this ugly movement,” said Clarke. “And it is time now for good, law-abiding Americans to rise up, like they did in Houston around that Chevron station [where the deputy sheriff was murdered], an outpouring.” “But it just can’t be symbolic,” said the sheriff. “We now...
  • Surrender Monkey Mitch McConnell Caves On Planned Parenthood

    09/01/2015 9:40:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 67 replies
    CHQ ^ | 9/1/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Before the battle to withdraw federal funds from baby body parts trafficker Planned Parenthood has even begun the Senate’s Republican Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, has already surrendered. In an interview with Lexington, Kentucky TV station WYMT McConnell announced “that funding the government Mitch McConnellis the top challenge facing him when he returns to the Capitol next week” and he would work with the White House to come up with budget levels to keep the government open past Sept. 30 without a rider defunding baby body parts trafficker Planned Parenthood. “The Senate Democrats have a big enough number to prevent...
  • IRS: New York Lost Most Tax Paying Residents In 2013

    09/01/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/01/2015 | KERRY PICKET
    More taxpaying residents left New York than any other state in the nation, IRS migration data from 2013 shows. During that year, around 115,000 New Yorkers left the state and packed up $5.65 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI) as well. Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) notes, “This new data shows that New York will remain America’s ‘Biggest Loser,’ having lost nearly 1.6 million taxpayers between 1985 and 2013. Those residents took with them more than $80.8 billion in annual AGI.” “The phenomenal failure of New York to retain taxpayers and businesses is directly related to its uncompetitive tax and...
  • JAPAN SURRENDERS TO ALLIES, SIGNS RIGID TERMS ON WARSHIP; TRUMAN SETS TODAY AS V-J DAY (9/2/45)

    09/02/2015 4:31:54 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 73 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/2/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, William S. White, Robert Trumbull, Herbert L. Matthews, Charles Hurd, more
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 EDITORIALS29 30 31 LETTERS TO THE TIMES32 33 34
  • 'I Want a Blue-Eyed Yazidi': Teen Describes Islamic State Slave Market

    09/02/2015 4:06:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/2/15
    Kidnapped, beaten, sold and raped: the Islamic State group is running an international market in Iraq where Christian and Yazidi women are sold as sexual slaves, a teenager who escaped told AFP Tuesday. Jinan, 18, a Yazidi, was captured in early 2014 and held by IS jihadists for three months before she managed to flee, she said on a visit to Paris ahead of the publication Friday of a book about her ordeal. Seized as IS fighters swept through northern regions inhabited by the Yazidi religious minority, Jinan was moved around between several locations before being bought by two men,...
  • Disturbing Graffiti of Police Officer at Gunpoint Appears Around Houston

    09/02/2015 2:43:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/1/15 | Debra Heine
    There have been eight police officers killed by gunfire in just the past month, 24 total killed since the beginning of the year, counting yesterday’s shooting death of Lieutenant Charles Joseph “Joe” Gliniewicz of the Fox Lake Police Department in Illinois.Last week, two Louisiana officers were killed by gunfire in separate incidents, and two officers in Mississippi were shot to death during a traffic stop in May. Police all across the nation are understandably on edge.Amidst this unsettling atmosphere, someone in the Houston area thought it would be a good idea to stencil some graffiti of a police officer with...
  • Missouri Executes Second Man for ’89 Murder of Kansas City Teen

    09/02/2015 1:52:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Missourinet ^ | September 1, 2015 | Mike Lear
    Missouri has executed the second of two men who kidnapped, raped and murdered a 15-year-old Kansas City girl in 1989. Roderick Nunley was executed by lethal injection at the state prison in Bonne Terre. His official time of death was 9:09 p.m. He offered no final statement. Nunley’s execution comes 19 months after Missouri executed in the same room his partner in those crimes, Michael Taylor. Nunley and Taylor admitted to kidnapping Harrison the morning of March 22, 1989, while she was waiting for her school bus. They took her to Taylor’s mother’s house, forced her to crawl to the...
  • Ousted WABC Reporter: I Was ‘Fired for Telling the Truth’

    09/02/2015 1:47:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | Emily Smith
    SNIP She will also claim in soon-to-be-filed papers that she was axed after reporting on what she believes was a wrongful conviction. Archie Cosey was sentenced to 25 years to life in New York for conspiracy and murder in 1998 after pleading guilty. He later said his guilty plea “resulted from threats from one or more co-defendants,” but a judge denied his bid to withdraw the plea. Wallace believes she was unfairly treated by her boss Camille Edwards, who is so tough she was nicknamed “Camevil” by newsroom staff. SNIP “She was fired for telling the truth. Sarah uncovered information...
  • Trump-loving model 'attacks stewardesses, threatens to bring down Vegas flight [comfort cat tantrum]

    09/02/2015 12:21:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 2, 2015 | Evan Bleier
    An international flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt made an emergency landing in Denver escorted by two F-16 fighter jets on Friday night after what officials called a 'disturbance on the plane.' It turns out the 'disturbance' was an international model and the flight had to land in the Mile-High City after she threw a hissy fit over her 'comfort cat' and even threatened to 'bring the plane down'. Zaneta Hucikova is being held at an immigration detention facility after she allegedly struck a flight attendant who denied her access to her cat, prompting the landing at Denver International Airport........
  • Obama Reacts to Texas Deputy Murder: ‘Targeting Police Officers Is Completely Unacceptable’

    09/01/2015 5:07:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    On his way to Alaska this afternoon, President Obama called Kathleen Goforth, the widow of the slain Texas Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth who was shot and killed at a gas station while he was fueling a police cruiser. “On behalf of the American people, I offered Mrs. Goforth my condolences and told her that Michelle and I would keep her and her family in our prayers,” Obama said in a statement released this evening. Obama said that he promised Goforth’s widow that he would continue to praise bravery of police officers who served their communities.
  • The Left’s Deranged Attack on Clarence Thomas

    09/01/2015 9:09:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    Black lives matter — unless, apparently, you’re Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The left is renewing its venomous, racist attacks on Thomas in the aftermath of his dissent in the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling in favor of gay marriage. Actor George Takei smeared Thomas as a “clown in blackface.” The Huffington Post called his dissent “beyond ridiculous” and tarred him as a hypocrite for opposing a court-created “right” to gay marriage: “Clarence Thomas is married to a white woman — something that would be illegal today, if it weren’t for the Supreme Court’s historic Loving v. Virginia ruling.” As if...
  • UN: Gaza could be ‘uninhabitable’ by 2020 if trends continue

    09/01/2015 7:56:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2015 7:38 PM EDT | Cara Anna
    A new United Nations report says Gaza could be “uninhabitable” in less than five years if current economic trends continue. The report released Tuesday by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development points to the eight years of economic blockade of Gaza as well as the three wars between Israel and the Palestinians there over the past six years. Last year’s war displaced half a million people and left parts of Gaza destroyed. The war “has effectively eliminated what was left of the middle class, sending almost all of the population into destitution and dependence on international humanitarian aid,” the...
  • Saudi Freshman Tries to Rape Idaho Student, Gets Released, Tries it Again

    03/21/2015 10:58:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/21/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s hard to say who comes off worst in this story; Sultan Bamoallem, a Saudi student who kept trying to assault women (and possibly men) on campus… or the university and cops who let him go to do it again. An ISU student is accused of entering multiple dorm rooms and inappropriately touching the occupants over a two-week period.Sultan Bamoallem, a freshman finance major from Saudi Arabia, faces multiple misdemeanor charges including trespassing, battery and stalking.Pocatello police said on Feb 23, Bamoallem entered a female student’s dorm in Turner Hall. Police said the student woke up to a partially-clad...
  • Iran Deal on the Verge of Senate Success (Updated) (Video)

    09/01/2015 7:31:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 9/1/15 | Niels Leniewski
    The Democratic senator who holds the seat long occupied by Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has put the Obama administration on the verge of victory on the Iran deal.Sen. Chris Coons announced on the campus of the University of Delaware Tuesday that he would provide the 33rd vote against a resolution of disapproval for the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran. That puts the agreement one vote short of the number needed to sustain a presidential veto.Coons began his speech to an abundance of local television cameras by expressing concerns about provisions of the deal, including enforcement mechanisms.(video at link)“I...
  • [Nat'l Institutes of Health] NIH Bills Taxpayers for Aborted Baby Body Parts

    09/01/2015 7:20:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/1/15 | Bill McMorris
    The federal government uses taxpayer dollars to buy body parts harvested from aborted babies, according to a new video.The Center for Medical Progress released a ninth video featuring major Planned Parenthood partner Advanced Bioscience Resources on Tuesday. The company’s procurement manager, Perrin Larton, said that one of the company’s biggest buyers is the National Institutes of Health.“We continued to send tissue to people like NIH,” Larton told the undercover videographers. “Even though the government was paying for it, fetal tissue weren’t put in that little box of embryonic because it’s different.”An NIH spokeswoman declined to comment on the use of...
  • Clinton Told Aide to Send Classified Info to Personal Email Address

    09/01/2015 7:08:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/1/15 | Lachlan Markay
    On the same day that the “hacktivist” group WikiLeaks posted tens of thousands of classified State Department communications online, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a top deputy to send now-classified information to her personal email address, newly released emails reveal.“Here’s my personal email,” Clinton told former Sen. George Mitchell, then Clinton’s special envoy for Middle East peace. “Pls use this for reply.”Mitchell responded with details of discussions with Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini. Most of the contents of the email, released by the State Department on Monday night, are redacted pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act exemption designed...
  • Obama Justice Dept. backs Planned Parenthood against La. Gov. Jindal

    09/01/2015 7:02:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/1/15 | Valerie Richardson
    The Obama administration has sided with Planned Parenthood in its effort to keep its contract with Louisiana, arguing in a court filing that the state’s decision to defund the organization may be in violation of the federal Medicaid Act. The Justice Department filed a “statement of interest” late Monday in favor of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, arguing that “thus far, Louisiana has not proffered sufficient reasons to terminate Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Inc. (“PPGC”) from its Medicaid program.” “If Louisiana terminates PPGC from participation in its Medicaid program without providing any justification related to PPGC’s qualifications to perform or bill...
  • Fox News Will Air Exposé of Planned Parenthood’s Baby-Parts Scandal

    09/01/2015 7:00:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/1/15 | Austin Ruse
    Fox News is reportedly set to air Planned Parenthood: The Hidden Harvest on September 4 at 10 p.m., which will shine a light on the controversial undercover videos that have gone viral.The hour-long report will look inside the undercover campaign of David Daleiden and his Center for Medical Progress, how they trained themselves to be experts in at least talking about the arcane world of baby-parts harvesting, and how they wormed their way into a position of trust with senior managers of Planned Parenthood and tissue procurement companies who buy from them.Troy Newman, president of the pro-life group Operation Rescue,...
  • Planned Parenthood on Sanger: She 'Made Some Controversial, Harmful Statements'

    09/01/2015 6:56:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/1/15 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – In an interview with National Public Radio on Thursday focused on black pastors demanding that a bust of eugenicist Margaret Sanger be removed from the museum’s “Struggle for Justice” civil rights exhibit, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) criticized the founder of the nation’s largest abortion provider. "There is no doubt that Margaret Sanger made some controversial, harmful statements that Planned Parenthood does not uphold,” Alencia Johnson told NPR. “What we do know is that her fight for birth control access for all women — and her partnership with leaders like W.E.B. DuBois, Mary McLeod...
  • Suit: The Minimum Wage Is A Ploy To ‘Break’ The Franchise Model

    09/01/2015 6:52:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/1/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    Franchisees argued in an appeals court Tuesday that the Seattle $15 minimum wage doesn’t just disproportionately hurt their businesses, it was designed to be that way.Seattle led the way in implementing a $15 minimum wage back in June of 2014. To help mitigate the potential for economic harm, the increase was written to phase in over the course of several years, with small businesses allowed extra time to adjust. Small businesses except individually owned franchisees.“Hundreds of small, locally-owned businesses and thousands of their employees are unfairly threatened by Seattle’s new law,” The International Franchise Association President Steve Caldeira said back...
  • Mosby to have fundraiser days after pretrial hearings in Freddie Gray case

    09/01/2015 6:48:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/1/115 | Jean Marbella
    altimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has a campaign fundraiser with tickets ranging from $250 to $1,000 scheduled for Sept. 16 — just days after key pre-trial hearings in her case against the police officers charged in Freddie Gray's arrest and death.The fundraiser's timing has sparked criticism, coming as it does after a judge is asked to rule on major issues such as whether the closely watched case should be tried outside the city, or even dismissed. Circuit Judge Barry Glenn Williams will hear motions Wednesday and on Sept. 10, and city officials have been preparing for any protests or unrest...
  • Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis releases statement [sodomite unions]

    09/01/2015 6:44:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 67 replies
    WLWT ^ | 9/1/15 | Ben Petracco
    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. —Late Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend the temporary stay of a federal court order involving Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis.The federal court previously ordered Davis to issue marriage licenses to the plaintiffs who filed suit against her.Liberty Counsel represents Davis and appealed that order.The lower court order was temporarily stayed until Aug. 31, but now that the Supreme Court has declined to act, the stay of the order is no longer in effect.In light of these developments, Davis released the following statement:I have worked in the Rowan County Clerk's office for 27 years...
  • Kate Steinle's Family Files Claim Against San Francisco, ICE, BLM for Pier 14 Shooting

    09/01/2015 6:20:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/1 | Lisa Fernandez, Bob Redell and Cheryl Hurd
    Kate Steinle's Family Files Claim Against San Francisco, ICE, Bureau of Land Management for Pier 14 ShootingThe family of a young woman gunned down along Pier 14 in San Francisco filed claims against local and federal agencies on Tuesday, saying those agencies' failings led to her death. Kate Steinle, 32, was killed on July 1 while taking a stroll with her father along the San Francisco landmark when Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant with a criminal history, allegedly shot her. Lopez-Sanchez, who said he doesn't remember the shooting, allegedly used a large caliber handgun that belonged to a federal...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Should You Cross The World To See Quiz - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    09/01/2015 5:59:58 PM PDT · by LUV W · 110 replies
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  • Formal Surrender Ceremony, U.S.S. Missouri, Tokyo Bay (9/1/45 New York Time)

    09/01/2015 4:57:58 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 28 replies
    archive.org ^ | 9/1/45
    Find links to two special broadcasts in a reply below.