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  • How the Florida Governor Race Reflects America's Future

    09/11/2018 8:33:11 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11 Sep, 2018 | Myra Adams
    Several aspects of the face-off between the Democratic nominee for governor of Florida, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and, as of Monday, former Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis are likely to be bellwethers signaling America’s political future. Furthermore, look for the contest to feature passion and fireworks that will explode during the battle to lead the nation’s third most populous state. This epic race will be light-years beyond any normal, nasty, expensive gubernatorial election campaign because “liberal” Gillum and “conservative” DeSantis are stand-ins representing all that divides our nation. Here is what the Florida gubernatorial race is really about: 1. The ballot...
  • The saddest day in American History

    09/07/2018 10:36:35 AM PDT · by DH · 44 replies
    Personal Observation | 9-7-2018 | David Herbert
    Today’s date is 9/7/2018. It is a day in infamy that will go down in history denoting America’s turn from individual thought, freedom of thought, individual responsibility of one’s own actions, freedom of expression, and the death of the America I used to know. .
  • Elon Musk smokes marijuana live on web show

    09/07/2018 7:25:12 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 55 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th September 2018 | BBC News
    Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has smoked marijuana live on the web during a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan. Mr Rogan offered his guest the drug, which is legal in California, as the pair discussed tech innovation and the public's perception of Mr Musk. "I mean, it's legal, right?" asked the Tesla founder, before taking a drag on the joint. Last month, Mr Musk said he was not "on weed" when he tweeted about plans to make Tesla a private firm. The business leader made the comments in an interview with the New York Times. He also told the newspaper he...
  • Abortion vs. the KKK

    09/06/2018 12:41:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    CLINIC QUOTES ^ | September 4, 2018 | Sarah Terzo
    “The US abortion industry kills as many black people every 4 days as the Ku Klux Klan killed in 150 years.” “If not for abortion, the black population would be 36% larger than it currently is” CNN iReport, 12/2/2014, p 3
  • 5 phases of the Democratic plantation

    07/24/2018 8:24:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/23/2018 | Dinesh D'Souza
    The central premise of my new book – that the plantation defines not merely the origin but the entire history of the Democratic Party – will seem at the first glance, and for those unfamiliar with my previous work, far-fetched or even crazy. The old Democratic plantation system, after all, was involuntary; it was based on forcibly confining slaves. Today, however, the Democrats don’t have anyone penned up in this way, and they certainly aren’t forcing anyone to work. This objection, however, can be answered by recalling how the antebellum Democrats regarded the old plantation. Democratic Sen. James Chesnut regarded...
  • Why Your State Should NOT Legalize Weed

    08/15/2018 9:06:53 AM PDT · by fwdude · 237 replies
    Barbwire ^ | August 15, 2018 | Larry Tomczak
    Yesterday I visited our local bookstore and was struck by the abundance of magazine covers promoting marijuana. Later my wife commented that she’s received two ads this week for cannabis products, something she’s never received before! What’s going on? In case you haven’t noticed or are simply distracted by the busyness of life, propaganda promoting marijuana and its legalization is bombarding us. Should we be concerned about something that is celebrated as a “harmless recreational” indulgence that progressive people should embrace excitedly? Recently our state newspaper ran a prominent piece by a young woman calling for weed to be legalized....
  • AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

    08/13/2018 7:45:21 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 27 replies
    Associated Press / APNEWS ^ | 08/13/2018 | RYAN NAKASHIMA
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent it from doing so. Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP’s request.
  • City on verge of plastic straw ban with final vote in September [Lib Morons in Broward Florida]

    08/06/2018 3:02:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    sun sentinel ^ | 8/2/18 | Susannah Bryan
    Plastic straws may soon be contraband in Hallandale Beach. All five commissioners gave initial approval to a citywide ban shortly after midnight Thursday.
  • Open letter to President Trump. Rand Paul and Mark Meadows. Our Civil right to political Speech.

    07/25/2018 7:22:35 PM PDT · by raiderboy · 19 replies
    Vanity ^ | 7/25/2018 | self
    I want to urge legislative consideration to the amending of our current civil rights legislation to include non discrimination against one's political opinion. I began this analyses after Black supporters of our elected president wearing MAGA hats were put out by a low life Uber driver in New York City , but of far greater concern are alt-leftists companies like Facebook and Twitter purging conservative posters in the stream of public accommodation and commerce. ( today causing a 25% collapse of Facebook Stock value.) We learned from the Supreme Court case Marsh vs. Alabama ( URL above) the following analyses...
  • More and More of What We Do Depends on Government Permission

    07/25/2018 2:55:36 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    Reason ^ | 24 Jul, 2018 | J.D. Tuccille
    The granting or withholding of that approval is a powerful lever over our lives. Do you have permit for that? If you want to keep that permit, you'd better do as you're told. Increasingly, that's the theme of modern America. More and more of what we do is dependent on permission from the government. That permission, unsurprisingly, is contingent on keeping government officials happy. Rub those officials the wrong way and they'll strip you of permission to travel the roads, leave the country, or even make a living. That's not a recipe for a free country. In February of this...
  • With State Department Ministerial, Trump Administration Signals Seriousness on Religious Freedom

    07/23/2018 2:21:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2018 | Travis Weber
    Later this week, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will host the first-ever “Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom” at the State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. The fact that this meeting is being held is about as important as what will come out of it.True, the substance matters. It’s crucial that activists and government officials from around the world hear tales of persecution from individuals whose plight has been overlooked or who have been beyond the reach of all press coverage. It is important that organizations know how to access government funds available to help them aid the persecuted. It...
  • Waitress at Milwaukee restaurant pulls gun on violent customer

    07/09/2018 8:24:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WKOW-TV ^ | 7/7/18 | George Smith
    Surveillance video...shows the customer punching the restaurant manager in the face. After that, a waitress pulls a gun from her apron and the man backs off.
  • 92 year old woman woman accused of fatally shooting son over plans to put her in assisted living

    07/04/2018 9:29:48 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    WABC ^ | July 4, 2018
    PHOENIX, Arizona -- A 92-year-old woman is charged with murder after deputies say she fatally shot her own son because she thought he wanted to move her to an assisted living facility. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says Anna Mae Blessing had lived with her 72-year-old son Thomas and his girlfriend at the girlfriend's condo for the last six months. Court records show she believed her son and his girlfriend were talking about putting her in the facility because she had become "difficult to deal with." According to detectives, Blessing hid two handguns in the pockets of her robe and...
  • Unmoored Freedom is No Freedom – A Reflection on the 4th of July

    07/04/2018 7:21:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-04-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Unmoored Freedom is No Freedom – A Reflection on the 4th of July Msgr. Charles Pope • July 3, 2018 • To most modern minds, freedom is a very detached concept; it is an abstraction of sorts, a free-floating power unmoored from any limits or defining standards. Freedom today is often viewed as personal and self-referential, with little consideration as to how one’s “freedom” might affect that of someone else. A healthy sense of the common good suffers mightily in a world of deeply conflicting personal freedoms.I have written before on the paradoxes of freedom and will not repeat...
  • Democrat Busybodies and the Destruction of Freedom

    07/02/2018 5:21:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    Hey! Just for fun, I went on Google and typed the words “Democrat ban”. Why are democrat busybodies so active in banning things? It came back with millions upon millions of entries. I did it on Bing, Duckduckgo, and a few others. In every instance, the results were astounding. Heck! Why are busybodies permitted to go on like they do? What do these busybodies expect to accomplish by to taking people’s money away and banning things? What is their malfunction? Busybodies. It’s all pretty messed up… Freedom Now, to be fair, the Republicans are also out to ban things. It...
  • The Danger Of Our Time: When Questions Are Left To Die Unanswered

    07/02/2018 9:09:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/18 | Dave Merrick
    You want to take things from people? You want to take away their freedom? First you must disarm them. Then you may have your way with them One of the billions of pictured thought-captions floating around the web, asks this question: “Why is it that liberals demand gun control after every shooting - but never border control after every rape and murder by illegals?!” Those sorts of ‘memes’, as they’re called, perhaps rile people up. But, in the big picture, in the sea of words out there, that no one seems to slow down and sort through, it is a...
  • A warning to America -- Geert Wilders in Nashville

    07/01/2018 1:31:29 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | May 23, 2011 | Geert Wilders
    My friends, we will stand together. We will stand firm. We will not submit. Never. Not in Israel, not in Europe, not in America. Nowhere. We will survive. We will stop islam. We will defend our freedoms. We will remain free. via A warning to America -- Speech Geert Wilders, Cornerstone Church, Nashville, 12 May 2011 Dear friends from Tennessee. I am very happy to be in your midst today. I am happy and proud to be in this impressive church. My friends, I am here to speak words of truth and freedom. Do you know why America is in...
  • Freedom’s Essential Hierarchy

    06/24/2018 7:23:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Have Americans forgotten that freedom makes getting along easier? We do not all have to like each other. We do not even all have to be nice to each other. We just don’t have license to hit or hornswoggle our fellows. Hate speech may be bad, but it is hate assaults — not talk — that should be punished by law. This distinction, between talk and act, is important. One way to look at it is to accept it as a “hierarchy.” And when it comes to hierarchy, you cannot get more deep into it than in thinking theologically. Which...
  • ACLU Position on Free Speech "Evolving" [semi-satire]

    06/23/2018 6:28:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 June 2018 | John Semmens
    The American Civil Liberties Union is reexamining its long-standing position in favor of freedom of speech. Spokesman Bertram Petty explained that "in the past the biggest threat to freedom of speech came from the government trying to silence advocates of socialist and communist solutions to public problems. Now that socialist and communist principles form an important part of the guidance for government activities in the United States it is no longer clear that freedom of speech to attack policies based on these ideas is worthy of our support." "For example, a knee-jerk defense of freedom of speech would compel the...
  • Loudoun County (Virginia) BoS Proposes Outdoor Shooting Ban

    06/21/2018 4:23:09 AM PDT · by Ken Regis · 21 replies
    06/12/2018 | Ken Regis
    Today, June 21, the Loudoun County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors (BoS) will consider a proposal from Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg) to amend the Loudoun County ordinance dealing with the discharge of firearms, which will affect both hunting and shooting. If this passes, there are likely to be serious consequences. Supervisor Umstattd is overreacting to a rare incident in Loudoun where a firearm was discharged carelessly and resulted in minor property damage. Discharging a weapon is always a serious matter. If the Board reacts hastily to an isolated incident, that would be a serious mistake, but that may be what is...