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  • Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016

    07/04/2015 7:37:56 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | July 3, 2015 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they are determined to see that the requests are scaled back. Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans — market leaders in many states — are seeking rate increases that average 23 percent in Illinois, 25 percent in North Carolina, 31 percent in Oklahoma, 36 percent in Tennessee and 54 percent in Minnesota, according to documents posted online by the federal government...
  • What Happens When a Millennial Goes Fascist? He Starts up a Neo-Nazi Site

    07/01/2015 4:33:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Matt Pearce
    Andrew Anglin, 30, the publisher of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, wouldn’t say where he was. He wouldn’t even say if he was in America. Anglin has gotten a lot of media requests after the Southern Poverty Law Center said Dylann Roof, the man accused of killing nine black parishioners in Charleston, S.C., last week, was possibly a commenter on the Daily Stormer, Anglin said in a Skype audio interview Tuesday. Anglin decided to respond to a Los Angeles Times interview request because -- it’s a small world -- he saw the reporter tweet Monday night about reading “The Forever...
  • Gleichschaltung

    07/01/2015 10:51:36 AM PDT · by knarf · 30 replies
    history on the web ^ | July 1, 2015 | knarf
    As a totalitarian regime the Third Reich developed its own language, a perversion of the German language. The control of hearts and minds, to which totalitarian political systems aspire, necessitates such a perversion of the normal use of language. Meaning is twisted and distorted in such a way that the citizens of a totalitarian state can no longer distinguish truth from falsehood. They are reduced to such a state of confusion and impotence that they can be fully manipulated by the dictatorial government.
  • Five True Lies Republicans Should Tell In 2016

    07/01/2015 7:42:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    It’s time to define the Democrats the way they’ve done to our people.Our readers don’t really need to see another column, post, or podcast about how the Supreme Court and the Obama administration has wrecked the America we used to know, and we’re past the time where we wallow in grief about how the country is lost. It’s not lost. The fight isn’t over until conservatives say it’s over. Are you really going to just sit there and let a bunch of high-school losers who found religion in campus cultural Marxism destroy the greatest society in world history? The Nazis,...
  • David Harsanyi: Was I Wrong To Support Gay Marriage?

    06/30/2015 8:17:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Harsanyi, senior editor
    If same-sex marriage is used to pummel religious Americans into submission, it will be a disaster. I’ve supported same-sex marriage ever since I first heard the idea. And when I became a political columnist in the early 2000s—despite being the “conservative” at a good-sized newspaper—I was the only one at the paper (as far as I can recall) who unequivocally backed gay marriage publicly. Though I wasn’t gullible enough to believe I’d be persuading many readers, I was gullible enough to believe that my allies in the cause were merely concerned with “equality.” As we dig out from the avalanche...
  • 10/20/2014: Idaho city’s ordinance tells pastors to marry gays or go to jail

    06/29/2015 1:11:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho, city officials have laid down the law to Christian pastors within their community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance that if they refuse to marry homosexuals, they will face jail time and fines. The dictate comes on the heels of a legal battle with Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post wedding chapel in the city, but who oppose gay marriage, The Daily Caller reported. A federal judge recently ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, while the city of Coeur d‘Alene has an ordinance that prevents discrimination based on...
  • [March 29, 2013] You Will Be Made to Care

    06/26/2015 10:43:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    RedState ^ | March 29, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    Much has been said about this post, including a good bit of heat toward me for putting on the front.There is much that could be said. I disagree with a lot of the theology.In particular, I disagree with this: Is Homosexuality a Sin? I. Do. Not. Care. Luke 10 tells the story of a legal expert who queried Jesus about what was required to inherit eternal life. Christ turned the question back on its questioner, and this man whose entire life revolved around studying the law of God summed it up in two points: “‘Love the Lord your God with...
  • Obergefell v. Hodges (2015): SCOTUS Decides on Same-Sex Marriage for all 50 States

    06/26/2015 8:53:27 PM PDT · by walford · 19 replies
    Facebook ^ | 06/26/2015 | walford
    First, let us call this event for what it is: SCOTUS ruled that same-sex marriage is to be imposed upon all 50 states. A 5-to-4 majority of unelected judges with lifetime tenure standardized a law throughout the nation -- and in the process, over-ruled state laws that were enacted by referenda and elected representatives across the country. The effect was to close the debate for all time, making it so it is no longer subject to revision and review. I think you can figure where I’m coming from on this by now. I do not share the views with those...
  • Memo to: Nikki Haley (and the rest of the GOP) –Thanks for opening the flood gates.

    06/25/2015 6:31:43 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason88 · 62 replies
    6/25/2015 | Self
    Dear Ms. Haley: Has it dawned on you that you cannot – repeat - Cannot placate a mob of leftists bent on the destruction of freedom? That should have been obvious to you BEFORE your pandered to the masses. But alas, it should be readily apparent to you NOW. You could have simply waited a few news cycles and the whole thing would have blown over with the media chasing after yet another squirrel. This is what Communists on the Country’s left do all the time – they Stonewall (oops! Can I even use that expression any more?) delay and...
  • FASCISM

    06/25/2015 2:55:11 AM PDT · by knarf · 72 replies
    self ^ | June 25, 2015 | knarf
    Because of all the fake flap regarding the Confederate flag, I went looking for one last night, and guess what ?
  • Piers Morgan Proposes Jailing White People Who Use the ‘N-Word’

    06/23/2015 11:24:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 22, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    President Obama saying the n-word on Marc Maron‘s radio show set off basically everyone on the news biz, with lots of arguments over 1) the appropriateness of using the n-word, and 2) the appropriateness of the president using the n-word. Piers Morgan used the opportunity to bring up his piece from last year on why society needs to eradicate the n-word entirely and how black Americans should stop using it to discourage its use. He expounded on Twitter...
  • Far-right surges in Croatia as EU disappointment spreads

    06/23/2015 9:45:21 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | June 23, 2015 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC and DARKO BANDIC
    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — It was one of the biggest nights in Croatia's sporting calendar: a European Championship soccer qualifying match with Italy. Seconds after kick-off in a game beamed around the world, a gigantic swastika materialized on the pitch under the shocked gaze of European soccer officials. The swastika, sprayed by an unknown vandal with a chemical that became visible only when floodlights went on to start the game, has become the most potent symbol of a rise in ultra-nationalist sentiment that appears to be bleeding into the mainstream population in the European Union's newest member state. But it's...
  • Sessions: ‘A Vote for TAA Next Week Is a Vote to Send Fast-Track to The President’s Desk’

    06/12/2015 5:41:46 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 94 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/ ^ | June 12,2015 | Breitbart News
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) warns: It appears there will be another attempt by Tuesday to force through new executive powers for President Obama. A vote for TAA next week is a vote to send fast-track to the President’s desk and to grant him these broad new executive authorities. If that happens, it will empower the President to form a Pacific Union encompassing 40 percent of the world’s economy and 12 nations—each with one equal vote. ... Fast-track will not only apply to the Pacific Union, but can expedite an unlimited number of yet-unseen international compacts for six years. There...
  • Revealed: The Secret Immigration Chapter in Obama’s Trade Agreement

    06/11/2015 6:00:58 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 80 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10 Jun 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obama’s executive authority when it comes to immigration matters. The mainstream media covered the Wikileaks document dump extensively, but did not mention the immigration chapter contained within it, so Breitbart News took the documents to immigration experts to get their take on it. Nobody has figured how big a deal the documents uncovered...
  • Jerry Seinfeld: Politically correct college students 'don't know what the **** they're talking about

    06/10/2015 4:50:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 6/8/15 | D. Falcone
    .....Jerry Seinfeld avoids doing shows on college campuses. And while talking with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd on Thursday, the comedian revealed why: College kids today are too politically correct. “I hear that all the time,” Seinfeld said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. “I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges. They’re so PC.’”
  • Obama Goes Full Stalin: Tells Secret Court To Ignore Law He Signed 4 Hours Earlier

    06/09/2015 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Neidermeyer · 33 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 06/09/2015 | tyler durden
    Just when we thought the absurdity that marks every single day of Obama's reign could not possibly be surpassed, we learned that 4 hours (3 hours and 47 minutes to be precise) after the US president vowed to sign a new law banning bulk data collection by the NSA (named, for purely grotesque reasons, the "USA Freedom Act"), the Obama administration asked the secret Fisa surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans for six months.
  • Clearing your browser history can be deemed 'obstruction of justice' in the U.S.

    06/09/2015 4:34:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CBC News ^ | June 9, 2015 | Lauren O'Neil
    Next week, a 24-year-old man who knew Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev is scheduled to appear in U.S. Federal Court for sentencing on obstruction of justice charges related to the 2013 attacks. Khairullozhon Matanov, a former taxi driver, did not participate in or have any prior knowledge of the bombings, according to U.S. authorities. What could land him 20 more years in prison — where he has been since his arrest — are the charges that he deleted video files from his computer and cleared his browser history in the days following the attacks. A Grand Jury indictment...
  • TPA: Republican and Democrat Elite Ravage America’s Working Families

    06/05/2015 7:02:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 6/5/2015 | George Rasley
    Conservatives have long considered it a given that free trade was a benefit to the American economy and that opening trade and reducing trade barriers would be a net positive for the United States. Obama’s Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to advance it have turned that calculus on its head and amount to a new looting of American workers by the Republican and Democratic elites who are pushing it through Congress without even reading it. The fact that the document is classified and may only be accessed by Members of Congress after they’ve signed a...
  • Senator Whitehouse: Use the RICO law against climate “Deniers”

    06/04/2015 9:58:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    WUWT ^ | 6/4/2015 | Eric Worrall
    According to Whitehouse; Fossil fuel companies and their allies are funding a massive and sophisticated campaign to mislead the American people about the environmental harm caused by carbon pollution. Their activities are often compared to those of Big Tobacco denying the health dangers of smoking. Big Tobacco’s denial scheme was ultimately found by a federal judge to have amounted to a racketeering enterprise. The Big Tobacco playbook looked something like this: (1) pay scientists to produce studies defending your product; (2) develop an intricate web of PR experts and front groups to spread doubt about the real science; (3) relentlessly...
  • The Man Who Punctured Communism’s Lies about the Spanish Civil War

    06/02/2015 1:29:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | June 1, 2015 | Ron Capshaw, a writer in Midlothian, Va
    In 1986, the liberal weekly The Village Voice had its offices picketed by aged left-wing protesters. What occasioned this protest was an interview columnist Paul Berman conducted with William Herrick, who had served in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade during the Spanish Civil War. According to Berman, Herrick, during the interview, “decided to tell me things that he had never told anyone, not even his wife, about his time in Spain.” Asserting that the Brigade “answered to the Communist chain of command, which included the GPU,” Herrick recounted how he was indirectly warned after he mildly criticized the Party. As he...
  • Northwestern Professor: Faculty Now Fear Students Demanding ‘Safe Spaces’

    05/30/2015 3:43:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Big Government ^ | 5/29/15 | John Sexton
    A Northwestern University professor was accused of retaliation and investigated after students claimed an article she had written had a “chilling effect” on students’s ability to report sexual misconduct.Writing on Friday in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Laura Kipnis describes an academic climate in which professors lay awake at night in fear of losing their careers over a single careless word or missed trigger warning. A new academic culture is rising in which hurt feelings are considered evidence of an attack. This hypersensitivity is being abetted by an expanding process of Title IX charges which allow anyone with an agenda...
  • Why Did Twitter Ban Chuck C. Johnson?

    05/29/2015 11:31:21 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 5 replies
    Slate ^ | May 28, 2015 | Amanda Hess
    On Saturday, Chuck C. Johnson invited his Twitter followers to send some money his way so that he could focus on his latest project: “taking out” the civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson. Johnson is a 26-year-old California man who has been described as “Twitter’s most infamous right-wing troll” (Mother Jones), a “digital Darth Vader” (Politico), “your least favorite person” (the Washington Post), and “mood slime” (the New York Times). He is best known for outing the subject at the center of the discredited Rolling Stone UVA story, publishing the home addresses of New York Times Ferguson reporters Julie Bosman and...
  • ISLAMIC IDEOLOGY [Political Ideology masquerading as Religion - Allah vs Yahweh]

    05/29/2015 10:39:23 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/3/2015 | ADMIRAL JAMES A. "ACE" LYONS
    While America continues to face an expanding national security threat, President Obama has great difficulty in identifying the enemy that has been at war with the United States for over 35 years. Using terms such as “violent extremism” and “workplace violence” does an enormous injustice to our military forces, as well as to all law enforcement agencies that must be prepared to confront the Islamic jihadis on a daily basis. For example, the Obama administration directed all of our training manuals, that accurately portrayed the Islamic threat, to be purged by removing anything that didn’t portray Islam as a religion...
  • Obama Is Suspending the Law Designed to Deter Illegal Immigration

    05/29/2015 3:17:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/29/15 | Ian Smith
    A key part of the Fifth Circuit’s decision to keep the freeze on President Obama’s amnesty programs was the 25-page dissenting opinion written by the panel’s lone Obama appointee. Not only does it point to how the bloc-voting liberal justices of the Supreme Court will ultimately treat the case, it almost wholly focuses on the threshold issue of “prosecutorial discretion”: an executive-branch power that, if expanded to include mass grants of amnesty, would remove the last vestige of authority that Congress and the courts have in preventing immigration anarchy at our nation’s southern border. The “essential point of disagreement” that...
  • Outlaw Waco Bikers Herald an Incivility That Might Give Way to—GASP!—President Cruz

    05/22/2015 5:32:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | May 22, 2015 | Joe Lapointe
    Rolling Thunder, Biker Gangs and Human Nature.On Sunday in Washington, D.C.,—Memorial Day weekend— the annual “Rolling Thunder” gathering will draw hundreds of motorcyclists to ride together in a steady roar to honor living and dead war veterans, POWs and MIAs. Except for the bikes, it probably won’t resemble the motorcycle club event of last Sunday in Waco, Texas, that left nine people dead and 170 arrested after a high-noon brawl that included guns, knives, chains and brass knuckles. Nor will it be like the chase up the West Side Highway in Manhattan in September of 2013 that left an SUV...
  • Are gays ‘born that way’? Most Americans now say yes, but science says no

    05/21/2015 8:09:52 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 20, 2015
    HOMOSEXUALITYWed - 4:29 pm EST Homosexuality , Poll PRINCETON, NJ, May 20, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- For the first time, a majority of Americans say that homosexuals are "born that way." According to the latest Gallup poll, 51 percent of Americans say that people are born gay or lesbian, while only 30 percent say outside factors such as upbringing and environment determine sexual orientation. However, science would not bear that out. No fewer than eight major studies from around the world have found homosexuality is not a genetic condition. Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council says that these numerous, rigorous...
  • Top economist: Americans have 'contempt for liberty' [Proverbs 30]

    05/18/2015 2:14:11 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/17/2015 | GREG COROMBOS
    Famed economist and columnist Walter Williams says America has embraced the government thievery of personal property to benefit others, and he says the politicians are only doing what the voters want them to do. Williams is a distinguished professor of economics at George Mason University. He is a syndicated columnist and has substituted for talk-show host Rush Limbaugh. His new book, a collection of his conservative-to-libertarian columns, is titled “American Contempt for Liberty.” The title may sound a bit harsh, but Williams insists that’s exactly what’s happening in this country. “The average American thinks that it is indeed moral for...
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Requests Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Disavow Operation Choke Point

    05/18/2015 10:58:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    ACA International ^ | May 18, 2015 | Staff
    The Texas senator says he is concerned the CFPB will follow the path of the FDIC and DOJ based on its recent lawsuit filed against various debt collectors and payment processors. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is requesting that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau publicly announce it will not participate in Operation Choke Point or any similar initiative. On May 15, Cruz sent a letter including the request to CFPB Director Richard Cordray. Operation Choke Point is a program in which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and U.S. Department of Justice reportedly apply pressure to financial institutions in order to...
  • University Report: A Room Full of White People Is a Microaggression

    05/15/2015 8:02:09 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 82 replies
    Apparently, just being in certain rooms is a microaggression. According to a new report released by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, just “walking into or sitting in” a classroom full of white people is a microaggression in itself. “Students of color reported feeling uncomfortable and unwelcomed just walking into or sitting in the classroom, especially if they were the only person of color, or one of a few,” stated the report, which designated the experience a microaggression. “People do not necessarily say I do not belong, but I feel as if I do not when I am in a...
  • You Can’t Read the TPP, But These Huge Corporations Can

    05/15/2015 11:49:40 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Intercept, the ^ | 12 May 2015 | Alleen Brown
    The Senate today is holding a key procedural vote that would allow the Trans-Pacific Partnership to be “fast-tracked.” So who can read the text of the TPP? Not you, it’s classified. Even members of Congress can only look at it one section at a time in the Capitol’s basement, without most of their staff or the ability to keep notes. But there’s an exception: if you’re part of one of 28 U.S. government-appointed trade advisory committees providing advice to the U.S. negotiators. The committees with the most access to what’s going on in the negotiations are 16 “Industry Trade Advisory...
  • Destroying and killing the USA was way too easy

    05/07/2015 9:09:47 AM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 7, 2015 | Sher Zieve
    The destruction of the USA and its takeover by domestic traitor and foreign forces has been in the works for many decades. In recent history, Roger Nash Baldwin (founder of the ACLU and 'father' of many other leftist organizations) was one of the prime "leg men" in establishing the foundation for the overthrow of the USA. Of the ACLU, he said: "Communism, of course, is the goal." Although he is said to have 'recanted' that comment, he did so after too many others had discovered his real purposes. Tragically, the ACLU still remains in place. Baldwin's history is rife with...
  • A Renaissance of Liberty Is Coming

    America is reaching a critical mass of people who support liberty “But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations.”
  • When The Elites Wage War On America, This Is How They Will Do It

    05/06/2015 10:00:48 AM PDT · by amorphous · 23 replies
    SHTFPlan.com ^ | May 6th, 2015 | Brandon Smith
    The consequences and patterns of war, whether by one nation against another or by a government against the citizenry, rarely change. However, the methods of war have evolved vastly in modern times. Wars by elites against populations are often so subtle that many people might not even recognize that they are under attack until it is too late. Whenever I examine the conceptions of “potential war” between individuals and oligarchy, invariably some hard-headed person cries out: “What do you mean ‘when?’ We are at war right now!” In this case, I am not talking about the subtle brand of war....
  • Jindal Wonders How Hillary Would Change Religious Views: ‘Re-Education Camps?’

    05/10/2015 5:23:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 9, 2015 | Kerry Picket
    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Religious liberties were a hot topic at the Citizens United Freedom Summit Saturday, with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal taking particular offense at a remark made by Hillary Clinton on the issue. Jindal wondered how Clinton could actually change an individual’s religious views saying, “And by the way the speech in this conference where she said those of us who are pro-life should need to have our religious beliefs changed. She didn’t say how. What does it mean? Re-education camps? She proposed to have our religious beliefs changed.” “You have to see her most recent comments on religious...
  • Kentucky ‘free range’ family loses custody of 10 kids over apparent ‘unschooling’

    05/09/2015 5:53:54 AM PDT · by cuban leaf · 133 replies
    Examiner ^ | 5/8/2015 | Travis Gettys
    It is every parent’s worst nightmare, and according to a report on Police State Daily and the Medical Kidnapping site; for one homeschooling family in Kentucky, it has come true. On May 6, Kentucky homesteading Naugler family had their ten children taken into the custody of the state and are now fighting to regain custody and to prove their innocence. According to the family’s facebook blog page, Blessed Little Homestead, and other sources above, the police showed up, asked to see the children, and when the mother asked to see a warrant and what the charges were, the sheriff proceeded...
  • American Liberal Fascism

    05/07/2015 3:42:13 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 5 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/07/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “American liberalism today”, writes Jonah Goldberg, “sees no realm of human life that is beyond political significance, from what you eat to what you smoke to what you say. Sex is political. Food is political. Sports, entertainment, your inner motives and outer appearance, all have political salience for liberal fascists”. While Liberal fascism differs from classical fascism, what unites them are their “emotional or instinctual impulses, such as the quest for community, a faith in the perfect ability of man, the authority of experts, and an obsession with the cult of action, and the need for an all-powerful state”, notes...
  • The Owners of the Out Hotel on Why They Hosted Ted Cruz and the Backlash From the Gay Community

    05/03/2015 3:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | May 1, 2015 | Carl Swanson
    Ten days ago, the real-estate investor Ian Reisner and his business and former romantic partner Mati Weiderpass — who, among other things, own the Out Hotel on West 42nd Street — had a dinner party at the duplex they still own together on Central Park South. Their guest that night was the vehemently conservative Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, and his wife. Their old friend Kalman Sporn, an advisor to Cruz’s team on the Middle East, was the man who brought them all together, and after the food, they settled into the Art Deco chairs and had...
  • American Jacobins: Sexual Revolutionaries Prepare the Battlespace for a De-Christianized America

    04/29/2015 11:39:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 29, 2015 | David French
    In yesterday’s oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges (better known as the “gay-marriage case”), the solicitor general of the United States committed a classic “Kinsley gaffe”: He accidentally told the truth. Normally, in any argument about the next legal step of the sexual revolution, the accusation or even implication that there’s a slippery slope is grounds for outrage. Not only shouldn’t we explore the legal implications of expanding the definition of marriage, the very attempt is homophobic. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Yesterday, however, the solicitor general tugged at that curtain, revealing the Jacobin behind —...
  • GOP Can Stop Being Nice to Ted Cruz

    04/28/2015 9:48:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Bloomberg View | April 28, 2015 | Jonathan Bernstein, political scientist
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-28/gop-can-stop-being-nice-to-ted-cruz
  • Sen. David Perdue: Obama Runs ‘Country Without Congress’ [and....???]

    04/27/2015 4:47:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/27/15 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive power privileges has essentially frozen Congress out of the government for the past six years, leading to foreign policy disasters across the globe and systemic domestic problems, according to Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.), who blasted the White House’s abuse of power during a speech on the Senate floor Monday evening.Perdue, in his first wide-ranging speech from the Senate floor, blasted what he said is the Obama administration’s unprecedented abuse of the presidency and failure to set America on stable path.“Unbridled use of executive orders and regulatory mandates has basically allowed this president to...
  • Maryland Sens. Call On DOJ To Investigate Freddie Gray Death

    04/27/2015 4:40:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/27/15 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Maryland senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin called upon the Justice Department for an independent investigation into the Baltimore City Police’s handling of Freddie Gray Monday.“First of all, we’re very concerned, Senator Cardin and I, about the situation in Baltimore. We’re both concerned very much about Freddie Gray and making sure justice is done,” Mikulski told reporters.“And in order for justice to be done we have asked for an independent investigation by the Justice Department to say what happened. And therefore once that is determined then whatever comes out of that investigation should go forward.”Cardin confirmed that the DOJ...
  • The disturbing case of Ted Cruz and the gay hoteliers

    04/27/2015 1:41:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 27, 2015 | Kyle Wingfield
    If there is a worse example of our politics today than this, I’d hate to see it. Ted Cruz, the ultra-conservative Texas senator running for the GOP’s presidential nomination, spent an evening last week visiting with about a dozen people at the Manhattan home of Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, the gay proprietors of, among other properties, the Out NYC hotel. Cruz’s opinions about gay marriage are very different from those of the hoteliers. But — gasp! — he and Reisner, in particular, apparently agree about other issues, notably foreign policy and America’s relationship with Israel. So they met to...
  • Rep. Cummings Downplays Baltimore Riots

    04/26/2015 4:17:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/26/15 | Trey Sanchez
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) didn't think much of the Baltimore riots that erupted in protest of the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Speaking with Bob Schieffer on Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, Cummings spoke of the violence as a "situation" that "could've been a lot worse." The violence that erupted in Cummings's city caused the entire crowd gathered at the Baltimore Orioles' stadium to be stuck in lock down mode while the "protestors" raved outside smashing cop cars and hurling flaming barrels. Cummings, who was there at the time, said he had a direct hand in...
  • Militant Progressives Message to America: Even Gays Will Be Made To Care

    04/24/2015 9:56:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 25, 2015 | Bryan Pruitt, director, RedState
    If you thought it would end with small town pizza parlors in Indiana and Oregon cake bakers, you would be wrong. The enforcement of militant liberal orthodoxy, having claimed a few scalps from moderate-income Christian business owners, now sets its sights even higher. Our Editor Erick said over two years ago that “You Will Be Made To Care” and most people thought he was speaking just to evangelical Christians. Who would have guessed such a short time ago that the leftist thought police had much bigger plans in store. Everyone, and I mean everyone, will be brought to heel. The...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Secret Meeting With Obama/Jarrett/Rice (Gowdy take warning)

    04/21/2015 1:29:29 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 31 replies
    DC whispers ^ | 03/28/2015 | not shown
    The White House played coy regarding the possibility Hillary Clinton, who was said to be in D.C. for a Center for American Progress meeting that morning, would be stopping by the White House. Only after an unscheduled meeting between Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama, and Susan Rice took place did the White House acknowledge the president and Mrs. Clinton took time to “catch up” and discuss a “range of topics.”
  • Communists Demand Action For Gun Sense In America

    04/17/2015 9:38:14 AM PDT · by HammerT · 30 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 4/16/2015 | Hammer and Loupe
    Yes, we are joining the "Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America" because gun owners are a threat to our children, persons, and government. There are seasons when weapons cause mass genocide to persons. Don't believe me? PETA will tell you. Gun owners should not have guns, even in their own dwelling. Guns may end up killing one or more persons. Think of the children!!! What would happen if Bambi's mother was still alive... If Michael Brown was still alive... If Che was still alive... If.... well you get the picture. Guns are bad. That includes cookie guns, paper...
  • No, Ted Cruz, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t protect your right to rebellion

    04/17/2015 8:02:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    AMERICAblog ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jon Green
    Yesterday, TalkingPointsMemo reported that Texas Senator Ted Cruz sent an email to supporters urging them to send him money to make him president so that he could, as president, protect their right to violently overthrow the president. As the email read: The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution isn’t for just protecting hunting rights, and it’s not only to safeguard your right to target practice. It is a Constitutional right to protect your children, your family, your home, our lives, and to serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty Cruz’s assertion was so absurd...
  • My Promise To Ted Cruz: I'll Buy A Gun To Fight Government Tyranny If You Win

    04/16/2015 4:07:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | April 16, 2015 | Karoli
    I really mean that. I think Ted Cruz has about as much chance of winning the GOP nomination as he does of becoming a Democrat in the next six months, but on the outside chance that something about him caught with Republican voters, I'll take the pledge now. As Sahil Kapur at TPM notes, most Republican candidates run on pro-gun stances, but they usually steer clear of suggesting that people should use their guns to revolt against government. This makes sense when you think about it, given that candidates are asking people to vote them into government. "The 2nd Amendment...
  • Obama removes Cuba from state sponsors of terror list

    04/14/2015 1:17:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    President Obama officially removed Cuba from the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced. The president submitted a statement to Congress that read, "I hereby certify, with respect to the rescission of the determination of March 1, 1982, regarding Cuba that: (i) the Government of Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism during the preceding 6-month period; and (ii) the Government of Cuba has provided assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future."(continued)
  • The RFRA Battle Exposed A Dangerous Truth

    04/08/2015 11:11:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Tony Katz
    The opponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana were loud and organized. They received support from media, and from major money players like Salesforce and Apple. Aggressively, and without apology, they moved their narrative on RFRA and forced a "fix" that, in essence, guts the law's original intent. They won the battle, and they are happy. And, in the process, exposed their new view on freedom, equality and acceptance. Jonah Goldberg is right. Liberal Fascism is very real. Words like fascism, in today's America, end conversation before it can really begin (the same is true for words like...