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  • KS: Over 10% of Topeka Homicides were Justified

    03/18/2018 1:11:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Topeka Kansas had 30 homicides in 2017. That is a record setting number. Of the 30 homicides, four have been ruled as justified so far.  The Topeka Capitol-Journal published that nine of the homicide investigations were still open at the end of the year.  Presumably, the Cazee-Watkins case was one of those. From Cazee-Watkins was arrested Thursday in connection with criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and interference with a law enforcement officer (conceal/alter/destroy evidence). He is being held on a $20,000 bond. “The death of Kenneth Vetaw was investigated simultaneously with the...
  • Hillary Defends Sexist Remarks [semi-satire]

    03/18/2018 11:46:12 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | John Semmens
    While in India promoting her election memoir "What Happened," former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laid a big share of the blame for her loss to Trump on "white women who were too weak to stand up to bullying by their husbands demanding that they vote for Trump." Clinton's former 2008 presidential campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle called Hillary's contention "wrong" and "unhelpful. To try to portray women as the pawns of men will clash with every woman's personal perception that she is the master of her own self. It won't ring true to women or to men. Rather than blaming...
  • Doug Ford should not be quick to reject Trump comparison

    03/18/2018 11:28:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/18/18 | Arthur Weinreb
    More negative coverage he gets from the left wing media, the more he will resonate with ordinary people. Ford should not run around saying, “Vote for me, I’m just like Donald Trump.” But he should not run away from comparisons to the U.S. president Since winning the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party a week ago, former Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford has been compared to Donald Trump. And not in a good way. But as polls taken since his victory indicate, a significant number of Ontarians do not like him but will vote for him anyway in order...
  • Is Hillary Clinton using ‘falling’ videos to Escape Uranium 1 and Clinton Foundation Investigation?

    03/18/2018 11:26:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 48 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/18/18 | Judi McLeod
    Manipulating the Masses: Is Hillary Clinton using epic video falls—up and down—stairs as a way to dodge being brought in for questioning on Uranium 1 and the pay-for-play Clinton Foundation scandal? Her latest fall was down the stairs in Mandu India. Video also shows Clinton falling up the stairs as she was walking up them into a residential facility that helps former felons, substance abusers and the homeless move into self efficiency on Feb. 24, 2016.
  • Natural Law In Ancient and Modern Guise

    03/18/2018 8:27:22 AM PDT · by Voption · 1 replies
    The Federalist Society ^ | May, 2010 | Prof Richard Epstein
    The Federalist Society's Georgetown Student Chapter presented its Seventh Annual Lifetime Service Award to Professor Richard A. Epstein on April 1, 2010.His address was titled "Natural Law in Ancient and Modern Guise".
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Ryan Bundy Officially Announces His Independent Run For Governor

    03/18/2018 6:43:58 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Last Wednesday (March 14th) Ryan Bundy appeared in Las Vegas to announce that he will be a candidate for Governor of Nevada this year. Bundy's intention is to run as an independent, running against the Republican and Democrat candidates in the general election this fall. Soon Bundy will be on a listening tour across the state of Nevada as his candidacy moves forward. His brother Ammon posted on Facebook today (March 17th) regarding President Trump's announcement of a plan for monthly Governors Council to deal with federal state issues from federal regulation to federal funding aimed at states. His post...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Bundys On Terrorist Watch List

    03/18/2018 6:15:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "If you think this country is free, you are dead wrong! Wake up Americans!" Brianna Bundy "Facebook" post When Mel and Brianna Bundy tried to travel from Las Vegas to Portland, Oregon for Thursday's sentencing hearing for Joe O'Shaughnessy in connection with the Oregon Standoff, they ran into trouble. There were four S's (SSSS) on their airline tickets designating them as being on the terrorist watch list for airline travel. It just reminds us that things are not right and they need to change. Three men remain imprisoned in connection with the Bunkerville Standoff (Todd Engel in Nevada, Greg Burleson...
  • Oregon Standoff: Joe O'Shaughnessy Gets "Time Served" With Two Years 'Supervised Release'

    03/18/2018 5:51:03 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    He pled guilty in connection with the Oregon Standoff protests and was facing charges in connection with the Bunkerville Standoff. Joe O'Shaughnessy was jailed without bail for 21 months and then freed when the hidden evidence proving his innocence came out late last year. Early this year the Justice Department withdrew his Bunkerville charges but they have appealed US District Judge Gloria Navarro's dismissal of charges against the key defendants. Last Thursday (July 15th) O'Shaughnessy appeared for sentencing at US District Court in Portland. He got the time he's served in jail and was sentence to two years of supervised...
  • Donald Trump: Man of Steel

    03/18/2018 5:25:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 3/16/18 | Pedro Gonzalez
    If the American Dream was flat-lining, the Trump administration may be acting as a defibrillator. Against furious opposition from within and without, President Trump is taking a step in line with the Republicans who made the GOP America’s Party. Snip Establishment Republicans present a cheap simulacrum of their former glory and are America’s Party no more, they are Wall Street’s party, wittingly or otherwise. The GOP is largely disconnected from the hearts and minds of Middle America, a consequence of a Republican establishment that has enshrined free trade—pro aris et focis be damned—as the singular sacred cow of our republic....
  • David Brooks: Trump Supporters Are "Tuned Out"; His "Chaos" "Doesn't Rise To The Level (tr)

    03/18/2018 5:11:43 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 60 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 3-17-2018 | Ian Schwartz
    PBS NEWSHOUR: Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s firing amid a wave of rumors about a wider Cabinet shakeup, Pennsylvania’s stunning election upset and Sen. Jeff Flake’s comments about 2020. Brooks, who identifies as a conservative, lamented that Trump is "anti-system" and won't work through what he said is the "vast apparatus" in the White House. "Trump is getting Trumpier, and the administration is getting Trumpier," Brooks said. .... (snip) The scribe said he has spent much time with Trump supporters...
  • Comey vs. McCabe - One of Them Is Lying

    03/18/2018 4:54:34 AM PDT · by gaggs · 17 replies
    Compare these two these statements. Who is lying, McCabe or Comey?Andrew McCabe is claiming that he did the leaking with James Comey’s approval. Comey should be feeling nervous about now! James Comey Testimony May 3, 2017: Andrew McCabe Statement March 18, 2018 James Comey's weasel word: “anonymous” source. He will argue the reporter knew who was providing the information but asked not to use McCabe’s name. Comey, McCabe and Strzok. What more could Crooked Hillary need to own the FBI? Those were her little puppets that guaranteed her immunity from crimes and spying on her enemies. Her very own little...
  • Richard Epstein: "Is the Administrative State Consistent with the Rule of Law?"

    03/17/2018 8:51:14 PM PDT · by Voption · 18 replies
    University of Chicago Law School ^ | June 25, 2013 | Prof. Richard Epstein
    Without question, the most distinctive feature of the modern social democratic state is the rise of administrative agencies, which at the federal level function as a shadowy Fourth Branch of government that fits uneasily into our constitutional scheme of separation of powers, and which at the state level oversee vast swaths of economic activity...Defenders of the current administrative setup claim the elaborate procedural safeguards built into today's administrative law effectively blunt the risk of arbitrary power, whose exercise has always been in tension with the rule of law. In this talk, Professor Epstein will explain why he thinks the massive...
  • Students asked if St. Pat's 'drinking holiday' is 'cultural appropriation' - reactions are priceless

    03/17/2018 2:06:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 16, 2018 | Sarah Taylor
    Here are the best responses to Phillips' question, "Do you think that is committing cultural appropriation?": "Uh ... what?" "I guess it could be perceived as that." "I don't like when people do it to my culture, so, it's just kind of, like, how can I say I don’t like people who do it to my culture and then do it to someone else's?" "Uh ... hm. I honestly don't know." "I honestly have never even thought about it." "That's, like, a really touchy subject. I don't like, to, like, make an assumption about that when I'm not Irish." "Honestly,...
  • House Intel Committee Closes Collusion Investigation [semi-satire]

    03/17/2018 1:33:53 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | John Semmens
    House Intelligence Committee Republicans' announcement that it is ending its investigation of possible collusion between Trump and Russia to rig the 2016 presidential election because "there is no evidence" enraged House Intel Committee leaker Adam Schiff (D-Calif). "There's plenty of evidence that the Republicans refuse to acknowledge," Schiff maintained. "So blatant was the conspiracy that during a televised debate Trump brazenly signaled the Russians to reveal the 30,000 emails that Secretary Clinton had erased from her computer. And lo and behold, these emails started showing up in Wikileaks publications." "On top of that, the Russians punked Sec. Clinton by selling...
  • Dems accuse the DOJ IG & the FBI OPR of collusion- with Trump

    03/17/2018 12:56:28 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 49 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-17-18 | DrJohn
    You knew this was going to happen. democrat butts are just oozing hurt. And as I predicted, they are all firing off salvos at Donald Trump. Witness: The message of March 16, 2018, is that President Trump demands retribution in its most merciless form for official mistake or misconduct. Noted. — David Frum (@davidfrum) March 17, 2018 This nitwit actually threatens the President. Gloat now, but you will be fired soon. And it’s not going to be done cowardly, as you’ve done to so many who’ve served you. There’s a storm gathering, Mr. President, and it’s going to wipe out you and...
  • The Week in Radical Leftism, 3/16/2018

    03/17/2018 9:46:00 AM PDT · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-17-18 | Brother Bob
    Happy Saturday! Another week, and no shortage of craziness form our friends from The Radical Left! But first, let's hop into the Wayback Machine and travel back in time to... two months ago. 1/14 - Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America?If only there were some explanation... 2/28 - Stop treating the Southern Poverty Law Center like it's a respectable and responsible organizationPersonally, I'd respect the SPLC a lot more if they would just label the SPLC a Hate Group. 3/6 - Now There's a Play Called 'Kill Climate Deniers,' Because Why NotThis week's edition of, "Hey Lefties,...
  • California Teacher Placed On Leave After Questioning School Walkout

    03/17/2018 7:37:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Truth in Media ^ | 03/17/2018 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    California high school history teacher Julianne Benzel is on paid suspension after engaging her students in a discussion where she shared her perspective on the politics of organized protests in anticipation of the National School Walkout, which took place on the morning of March 14. “We had a dialogue in class about it in Thursday and Friday. And today I received the call. So I am aghast,” Benzel told CBS Sacramento. Benzel said that she questioned her students as to the appropriateness of schools sanctioning a protest against gun violence and whether the school administration was willing to allow protests...
  • "National Walkout Day" Stirs Controversy [semi-satire]

    03/17/2018 1:48:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, various schools across the country sponsored "walkouts" in memory of the 17 students and faculty members killed in the Feb 14th massacre carried out by Nikolas Cruz at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In other schools students took it upon themselves to walkout without permission. New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) warned school administrators not to punish students who engaged in unsanctioned walkouts, asserting that "it would be wrong. Threatening to discipline students for participating in the peaceful demonstrations is not only inappropriate, it is unconstitutional. Demonstrations against gun violence are protected by the First...
  • Cook County GOP Tries New Tactic to Undermine GOP Townships' Pro-Ives Endorsement

    03/16/2018 9:55:57 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 16, 2018
    Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison is attempting a first time ever-seen tactic to overrule or undermine all of the Republican Township Committees that chose to endorse counter to his primary picks with a sample ballot that hit mailboxes Friday. In the mailing, Morrison writes in a small box a comment that leads unknowing Republicans to believe that any other ballots - possibly including local township organization ballots - are illegal. Wheeling Township GOP Committeeman Ruth O'Connell told Illinois Review, "This mailing undermines the work we've been doing in Wheeling Township and my authority as a committeeman. We endorsed Jeanne...
  • Fire Andrew McCabe

    03/16/2018 4:38:57 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 65 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-16-18 | DrJohn
    Andrew McCabe is facing his day of reckoning. And it's about time. The McCabe story goes back a ways. It's necessary to hark back in time to fully understand the dynamics. Terry McAuliffe  and Hillary Clinton fatally compromised McCabe in 2015: By now you know that long time Clinton confidant and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe used $467,500 of his PAC money to “help” Jill McCabe, the wife of FBI agent Andrew McCabe in her bid for Congress. The Virginia Democratic Party, virtually controlled by McAuliffe, tossed in another $200,000. The money began flowing into the McCabe campaign coffers, in another one of...