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  • Prosperity-Alarmists to Protest Ted Cruz Summit

    08/29/2014 7:33:25 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    DallasBlog.com ^ | Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 08:44 PM | Tom McGregor
    Voters seeking to abolish American prosperity, otherwise known as Democrats, plan to demonstrate against economic growth at a Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Tx.) Summit to be held in Dallas on Friday morning.According to a Prosperity-Alarmist press release, "Area retirees with the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans (TARA) will be outside the Dallas Omni Hotel protesting the Americans For Prosperity “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Dallas on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM. TARA members will be joined by members of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP)." Sen. Ted Cruz is scheduled to tout the virtues of American Prosperity at the summit.As...
  • Jeff Sessions: We've Got to Stand Up to Sanctuary States, Cities

    08/29/2014 6:30:42 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2014 | Staff
    On Mark Levins Thursday radio show, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) discussed the potential of President Barack Obama granting amnesty to 5 to 6 million illegal aliens by executive fiat. Sessions argued it would be an abuse of power by the White House and said it was intention to act legislatively against it. The junior Alabama senator was also asked by host Mark Levin about sanctuary cities and states, and particular the state of California in which the states Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, hosted Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto and touted his states refusal to adhere to current federal immigration law....
  • Rick Perry Surrounding Himself with Anti-Conservatives

    08/29/2014 6:11:42 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 21 replies
    American Clarion ^ | August 28, 2014 | Bob Ellis
    As Ive said a number of times before, Im not a big fan of Rick Perry, especially for president. Yes, there are worse RINOs out there, but while Perry has done some things right, hes sometimes betrayed conservative principles in ways that have just left me shaking my head. Richard Viguerie at Conservative HQ reports Perry isnt helping conservatives believe in him with his hirings of two enemies of conservatives for his campaign: Henry Barbour and Steve Schmidt. This week conservatives got the message loud and clear that Texas Governor Rick Perry is not one of us. He joined the...
  • TGIF Toonz

    08/29/2014 3:24:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Ferguson: a case study in race baiting

    08/29/2014 1:53:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Times of Pakistan ^ | August 29, 2014 | Tammy Swofford
    Not only are there attempts at character assassination of the officer but the character assassination of the complete police department of Ferguson has ensued. Michael Brown steals a fistful of cigars from a convenience store. The surveillance video shows him shoving a man who attempts to block the door. As the man backs away, Mr Brown turns and walks in a threatening manner towards the shopkeeper. Michael Brown is 64 and 300 pounds. Any physical altercation between the robber and merchant is a mismatch of force. The actions of Michael Brown are deemed a strong-arm robbery with the use of...
  • Henry Rollins: American Bigotry Is Alive in Ferguson (Bull**** Bulletin & Hurl Warning)

    08/28/2014 11:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The L.A. Weekly ^ | August 28, 2014 | Henry Rollins
    While most of America gets on with its business, Ferguson, Missouri, burns in archaic flames of exasperating, unresolved anger, for all to see. Once again, the world watches America roil in the mortifying echo of Jim Crow law brutality. Meanwhile, U.S. firepower explodes bodies of ISIS militia thousands of miles away. They and Boko Haram are seen as primitive, extremist scum that should be eradicated. Even the new liberal, socialist pope wants to see the American Shock n Awe Fire Revue focused on ISIS. Yet theres Missouri, showing everyone where Americas at. Missouri has a history of despicable conduct. Abraham...
  • The Enemy of Islam's Enemy

    08/28/2014 10:32:07 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 8/29/14 | Me
    Theres a reason why Barack Hussein Obama doesnt have a comprehensive and competent strategy against ISIS. Just like Benghazi, hes more concerned about upsetting Muslim sentiment in the world those who could careless about our survival than protecting humanity from the murderous clutches of Islam. If a presidents first instinct isnt to protect American lives, to stop women and children from being butchered in the name of a bloodthirsty cult, then hes exactly what his critics portray him to be: an anti-American, Muslim-sympathizing radical. If the King of Capitulation spent as much time constructing a stern policy against...
  • Senate Democrats are outperforming expectations

    08/28/2014 9:15:35 PM PDT · by Theoria · 28 replies
    Princeton Election Consortium ^ | 28 Aug 2014 | Sam Wang
    [Note: this  is a work in progress. I'm basically seeking comment as I develop a November predictive model. Please give your feedback... -Sam]I’ve been asked why the PEC Senate poll snapshot is more favorable to Democrats than forecasts you’ll find elsewhere: NYT’s The Upshot, Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage, ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight, and Daily Kos. All of these organizations show a higher probability of a Republican takeover than today’s PEC snapshot, which favors the Democrats with a 70% probability.Today I will show that in most cases, added assumptions (i.e. special sauce) have led the media organizations to different win probabilities –...
  • Utah polygamy ruling You cant just jump off the slippery slope

    08/28/2014 9:02:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 28, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    We reported last December on how a Utah federal judge strikes down key part of anti-polygamy law: "Yes, this all was predicted long ago, and led to charges of fear mongering and false slippery slopes. The legalization of polygamy followed logically from the legal arguments against one man-one woman, as was predicted not just by me, but also by Professor Martha Nussbaum, one of the leading legal advocates for gay marriage, Polygamy would have to be permitted. And its coming true in a small step, as a federal court in Utah, while not holding that polygamists were entitled to state-sanctioned...
  • California Schemin' & The Anarchy of Amnesty

    08/28/2014 8:44:29 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 8/28/14 | Me
    The Governor of California says all illegals are welcome. Congratulations, Jerry Brown, for they were already welcome...long before they were ever illegal! So please, Mr. Governor, if you may, why do we even have immigration laws, a naturalization process, or internationally recognized borders? For the same reason your mansion has doors, locks and a discernible property line? Thats right, dont politicize a simple issue solely to demonize Republicans and conservatives because youre racist victimization agenda obscures the truth. Barack Obama, our own hijacked government, is personally arranging for illegals to enter America without any health or criminal background checks...
  • Putin the Humanitarian Despot

    08/28/2014 7:16:01 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 1 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 28, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Better than other world leaders, Russia's Vladimir Putin has mastered the language of meaningless intention. In a world where nearly every companies mission statement includes calls to "make the world a better place" and meaningless advocacy groups spend the bulk of their contributions on "spreading awareness," modern civilization has increasingly shown itself willing to disregard results and reward those who display "good intention," without concern for what roads this leads to. For his part, Putin has successfully gambled on western gullibility by endlessly uttering the term "humanitarian" to any number of his despotic maneuvers. While the world watches in disbelief...
  • Pigford Redo Holder To Give Funds From DOJs $16 Billion Bank Of America Settlement To Radicals

    08/28/2014 2:23:52 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/ ^ | August 28, 2014 | Sundance
    (Via Judicial Watch) The Department of Justice (DOJ) keeps giving radical leftist groups that support President Obama huge amounts of cash collected from big banks to settle discrimination and mortgage abuse lawsuits filed by the government. Judicial Watch first reported the scheme two years ago when Countrywide Financial Corporation doled out $335 million to settle its discrimination lawsuit with the feds. The money was supposed to be distributed to more than 200,000 minority victims who supposedly were charged higher interest rates and fees than white borrowers based on their race not their credit. Instead, a chunk of the money went...
  • Hundreds Arrested At White House For Protesting Deportations

    08/28/2014 1:30:38 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | August 28, 2014 | ED ZUCKERMAN
    Hundreds of immigration protestors were arrested in front of the White House on Thursday, calling for President Obama to bypass a do-nothing Congress and expand deferred action for illegal immigrants. People in the Congress dont want to pass any immigration reform, said Esteban R., an illegal immigrant from northern Mexico, who has lived in the U.S. for 20 years. People say that immigrants are taking jobs that Americans need. But thats not true. Its racism and hate against Latino people. The protestors, many wearing Casa de Maryland T-shirts, shouted Si se puede (Yes we can). The protest began at the...
  • Burger King & The Flame-Broiled Whopper of Socialism

    08/28/2014 1:09:54 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 23 replies
    Self | 8/28/14 | Me
    Considering Canadas corporate tax rate is 26%, compared to Americas 40%, why wouldnt Burger King relocate for more sensible and profitable pastures? After all, thats why people open businesses...to make freaking money...not to be a willing victim of wealth redistribution! Throw in the endless stupidity and cost of Obamacare regulations, which forces fast food chains to pay for the health insurance of minimum wage workers, and you have a surefire recipe for economic food poisoning. Whats next; forcing business to pay for employees sex partners, birth control and abortions? According to Lena Dunham - the author of the devirginized Obama...
  • a threat assessment of the islamic state

    08/28/2014 12:21:07 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 2 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Jim Emerson
    The Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was created in the spring of 2010. It has evolved from a rag tag group of terrorists to become a full blown Army those now controls large swaths of territory across Syria and northern Iraq. In June 2014, ISILs founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared the captured territory a caliphate and shortened its name to Islamic State. The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point ran an article by Michael Knights detailing the raise of the terrorist organization from the fall of al Qaeda in Iraq to the rise of the Islamic state....
  • Early Check Out: The World Gets Crazier and Obama Goes Golfing-Obama as The Beatles 'Nowhere Man'

    08/28/2014 11:38:12 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    PJ Media You Tube ^ | August 28, 2014 | Bill Whittle
    Excellent, profoundly insightful analysis on Obama as The Beatles Nowhere Man. Worth the watch.
  • Sharptons Big Lie

    08/28/2014 11:35:34 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-28-14 | DrJohn
    As the facts of the shooting in Ferguson Missouri leaked the air went out of the racism balloon. The race baiters desperately needed a canard- something else upon which to hang their restive hats. Thus The Reverend Tawana Sharpton, Obama's "go to guy" on race, drew a new race card out of the deck: The police caused the riots. The Rev. Al Sharpton used his eulogy for slain 18-year-old Michael Brown on Monday to criticize the conduct of law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri, and to call for America to deal with the kind of policing that has plagued the community...
  • Rotherham, England

    08/28/2014 11:18:16 AM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    Belmont Club/PJ Media ^ | 8/27/2014 | Richard Fernandez
    ...Betrayal was in the news again today, when Britain was rocked by allegations that the entire English town of Rotherham had for years been in the grip of an Asian gang which raped or kidnapped or abused some 1,400 mostly white underaged girls. The town authorities apparently knew as did the police, but they suppressed the facts out of the fear of being called racist and more probably, the physical menaces of these Asians. The Asians were of course Pakistani Muslims....The British public are momentarily outraged, but the Rotherham officials, including the official in charge of child welfare, arent too...
  • A Presidents Global Warming Treaty Tyranny

    08/28/2014 8:38:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Submitting the U.S. to the international communitys will without the consent of Congress In yet another demonstration of contempt for the Constitution, President Obama and his administration are pursuing what the New York Times characterizes as a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissionsabsent any input from Congress. The Constitution requires a two-thirds majority approval by the Senate to ratify any legally binding treaty. The Obama administration plans to sidestep that requirement by calling the agreement a politically binding deal that would substitute for an actual treaty. It would consist of...
  • The Agricultural Resource Management Plan in Virginia

    08/28/2014 8:31:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Environmentally-driven encroachment: Regulating farming, compliance with environmentalist demands, control and tracking of the food supply, water supply, land use The Agricultural Resource Management Plan in Virginia, Environmentally-driven encroachment: Regulating farming, compliance with environmentalist demands, control and tracking of the food supply, water supply, land use My late father-in-law was a successful farmer and cooperative extension agent with 40 years experience who advised farmers in his county on crop management, land and water use, fertilizers, soil analysis, pests, and plant and animal disease. He valued the land he owned and knew that it was very important to properly care for the...
  • Toronto cancels permit for 15th annual Jesus parade

    08/28/2014 8:29:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    If organizers are insistent in holding the event they could always agree to march in the nude or carry Death to Israel! signs. That should do it for the city once known as 'Toronto the Good'. With less than a month to go before the parade expected to draw thousands of participants, Toronto bureaucrats told the organizers of the annual event that it could not be held. Although excuses were given, there is no other logical explanation other than the cancellation of the event, held without incident for the past 14 years, was nothing more than Christian-bashing. According to Canada...
  • Greenfield: Ferguson's Media Problem

    08/28/2014 7:28:00 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Ferguson's Media Problem Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog If theres a problem in America or anywhere in the world, inflicting the media on it can only make it worse. By some accounts there are more reporters in Ferguson than there are protesters. That may be why the protesters ran for cover behind the media after throwing bottles of urine at the police. There are so many reporters in Ferguson that the rioters and looters can use them as human shields. You just wouldnt know it because they dont take pictures of each...
  • Things are SO Bad 2.0

    08/28/2014 7:26:27 AM PDT · by mononymous · 2 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/28/2014 | Mononymous1
    (1) The Obamas need a vacation from their vacation (2) Harry Reid finally admitted to doing something wong (3) Nancy Pelosi went in for another facelift but needed a Brazilian first (4) People long for the days when Ferguson was the last name of some Duchess 5) The Pope is calling for another Crusade (6) The hypocrite whos full of sh*! Warren Buffoon was outed as a capitalist (7) Lois Lerners lost emails were found filed on IRS servers under the letters F.U. C.O.N.SE.R.V.A.T.I.V.ES (8) The weasels of the Republican Party confessed to standing for nothing (9) Just like a...
  • The Thick Blue Line: More than race fuels the Support Darren Wilson campaign

    08/28/2014 6:23:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Pasadena Weekly ^ | August 28, 2014 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Support Daren Wilson. These three words emblazoned at the top of the GoFundMe website in support of the Ferguson, Mo, cop who gunned down Michael Brown said it all. In the span of less than 48 hours, nearly 5,000 donations were received and the site got tens of thousands of Facebook looks and tweets. The funds beleaguered sponsors pleaded for patience while they tried to respond to the flood of emails that poured in supporting Wilson. The organizers announced triumphantly that theyd raised three times more than their goal. This was no surprise. The instant Wilson was fingered as the...
  • Obama visit a wildcard in Wisc. governor's race

    08/28/2014 6:09:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 28, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will head to Milwaukee on Labor Day, wading into one of the nation's closest gubernatorial races just two months before Election Day, according to multiple Wisconsin news outlets. Its unclear if Obama will appear alongside Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke who is attempting to unseat Gov. Scott Walker, himself floated as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016 while he attends the 55th annual Laborfest celebration Burke is also slated to appear at Laborfest, which regularly draws thousands of union workers and their families to downtown Milwaukee, but she notably did not attend an event with...
  • VA customer relations training equates vets angry over care with Oscar the Grouch

    08/28/2014 3:19:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 27, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Needless to say, the Department of Veteran Affairs has had its public-relations challenges this year. The wait-list scandal cost Eric Shinseki his Cabinet post, and the families of dozens of dead veterans in Phoenix claim it cost the lives of those men, even though the government officially exonerated itself this week. A new report from the Philadelphia Inquirer shows that the VA has busied itself with an effort to cheer up veterans by asking its staff to think of them as Oscar the Grouch? The beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs depicted dissatisfied veterans as Oscar the Grouch in a...
  • Strange Military/Police Uniforms of the World

    08/28/2014 3:16:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | Reaganite Republican
    Swamp Man vs. the Evil Jooz: Iranian sniper unit More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Across the Country, the Federal Government Fights For Muslim Worship Spaces

    08/28/2014 1:12:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 27, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    The government of the United States is suing the town of St. Anthony, Minnesota, a Twin Cities suburb with a population a little over 8,000, to force the town to allow development of an Islamic center in an area reserved for industrial development. It is a minor news story, but one that sheds light on broader legal and cultural trends. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: The federal government on Wednesday sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony, contending that its City Council violated federal law in 2012 by rejecting a proposed Islamic center. An injustice has been done,...
  • Polygamy Is Legal In Utah, For Now

    08/28/2014 12:02:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jim Dalrymple II
    A judge ruled Wednesday that the law making polygamy illegal in Utah is unconstitutional. Heres what you need to know: What just happened? A federal judge in Salt Lake City Clark Waddoups issued a final ruling in the so-called Sister Wives case, which is known for the TLC show that prompted it. Sister Wives stars the polygamous Brown family, who sued in 2011 because officials where they lived threatened to come after them. The Brown family won their biggest victory in December, when the judge said the Utah law that made polygamy illegal and which would have...
  • Fed Vice Chairman Warns: Your Bank May Seize Your Money to Recapitalize Itself

    08/27/2014 8:27:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/27/14 | Mac Slavo
    At the height of the financial crisis in 2008 the U.S. government forced some of the countries largest banks to take bailout funds amounting to billions of dollars in order to keep them from going bankrupt. It was a move designed to not only keep too-big-to-fail financial institutions afloat, but one that would inspire confidence and keep American consumers spending. As a result, the last several years have seen stock markets reach record highs with Americans continuing to rack up personal debt for real estate, vehicles, education, and consumer goods as if the financial crisis never happened.
  • The Impending Catastrophe: Its Not Difficult To See This Coming

    08/27/2014 8:25:28 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/27/14 | Karl Denninger
    Its not difficult to see this coming, if you bother to look. There is no rule of law any more if youre a government employee or one of those protected by same. Lets put together just a partial list:
  • Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown lawyers join Jamaican case

    08/27/2014 6:45:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Voice ^ | August 27, 2014
    TWO US lawyers who represented the family of slain teen Trayvon Martin and police shooting victim Michael Brown have joined the legal team of Mario Deane, a Jamaican construction worker who died three days after being beaten by inmates in his cell. Justine Rand and Benjamin Crump agreed to join the team after hearing about the tragic circumstances that led to the death of the 31-year-old. In an email to The Gleaners news centre, Rand said human rights violations cannot be tolerated in the USA or Montego Bay, Jamaica. She added humanity in itself is universal and what happened to...
  • MH-17 Shoot Down Alters Air Forces Space Equation

    08/14/2014 9:24:02 PM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    DoD Buzz. ^ | July 24th, 2014 | Michael Hoffman
    Russia builds all of the rocket engines that deliver U.S. military satellites into space. Gen. William Shelton, U.S. Space Command, said Tuesday the recent missile attack on Malaysian passenger jet that killed 298 people will not result any change to this (crony driven, United Launch Alliance) RD-180 engine arrangement. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., SpaceX, has sued the Air Force for the oppertunity to compete, for contracts that provide lift to military and intel satellite. Right now, only ULA is allowed to "compete" for the $9 billion Engine project. //Snip// Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dimitry Rogozin threatened in May to cut...
  • US weighs airstrikes, humanitarian aid in Iraq

    08/07/2014 11:24:55 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    The White House(sic) is weighing unsupported air strikes to "stem Islamist militant" gains in Iraq, as well as humanitarian relief for thousands of displaced religious minorities in the country's (Kurdish) north, according to US defense. Un-named Republicans allegedly call for the president to "take action", he doesn't need the approval of lawmakers... Meanwhile, President B Ob huddles with his national security team between fund raisers and golf on Marthas to discuss the Wahhabi gains. Any physical activity would mark a significant shift in the American paralysis, US military was yanked (Saigon, again) in late 2011 after discovering the clear, but...
  • Victims Rights Week 2012 - by Jill Ravitch and Gloria Eurotas

    08/15/2014 10:09:43 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    FBI News Today ^ | April 18, 2012 | Jill Ravitch and Gloria Eurotas
    Jill Ravitch is Sonoma Countys District Attorney and Gloria Eurotas is the director of Victim Services. Youre late for work, and dont take the time to kiss your 13-year-old son goodbye as he leaves for school. Its just another day, and you think nothing of it, you will connect with him in the evening. Then the nightmare begins. The phone rings and you find that a deranged Deputy Sharif unloaded his service weapon down the sidewalk and hit a child as he walked home. You race to the hospital and find officials present with police. The Depuity is not in...
  • The Great Society: In Ferguson, MO

    08/27/2014 5:20:39 PM PDT · by grumpa
    Off Grid Blog ^ | August 26, 2014 | Off Grid Blogger
    Welcome. We have arrived in the Great Society foisted on us by liberals from FDR to LBJ, who holds title to the vision. It is marked by: a race-based underclass with 13-18% black unemployment and 109 million people overall on welfare across the country broad disrespect for the legal process and institutions such as the church lawlessness in school classrooms and on our streets 75-80% of the homes in the ghettos with children are fatherless As we slouch toward Gomorrah, there is a segment of our societyincreasingly affecting all of our culturethat has no concept of objective moral values...
  • LA:Baton Rouge Ban on Guns in Places that Serve Alcohol Unconstitutional

    08/27/2014 3:17:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana has struck down the City of Baton Rouge's ban (pdf) on the possession of firearms or other weapons in places that sell alcohol, and their parking lots. The lawsuit was filed under Section 1983. The court granted default judgment to the plaintiff. A permanent injunction was ordered against enforcement of the ordinance, which was passed in 2012. A hearing to determine the amount of damages will be held on October 23, 2014. The facts are clear and undisputed. On October 13, 2012, at about 1:35 a.m., Earnest Taylor was...
  • Detroit Expected $55 Million in Property Tax Revenue; It Brought in $6.7 Million

    08/27/2014 1:19:59 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 45 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/27/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    In the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014, the city of Detroit projected it would bring in $55 million in property taxes. Instead, it collected just $6.7 million, about $48.3 million short of what it expected. The city revealed the shortfall in its most recent filing with the Michigan Department of Treasury by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. It's a combination of many factors, said Bill Nowling, spokesman for Orr. Clearly, collections is an issue, but so it is the assessment process itself. In many cases, the city is carrying assessments for properties that are blighted or abandoned and those...
  • AZ: Gun Control Loses in Arizona Dem Primary Race

    08/27/2014 12:49:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>Mary Rose Wilcox is a career politician from Phoenix' South side who runs a Democrat political machine that has been compared to Daley's in Chicago. She was running in the Democrat primary for a congressional seat in the deep blue "safe seventh" district of Arizona, one of the few Arizona districts that is safe for Democrat candidates. She had name recognition, organization, and money on her side. She decided to differentiate herself from her main opposition, Ruben Gallego, by being more willing to chip away at second amendment rights.</p>
  • Obama takes over from Maurice Strong as global warming/climate change guru

    08/27/2014 10:20:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/14 | Judi McLeod
    A new sun rose over the United Nations today and it's got the Barack Obama logo on it. In one of the most significant transitions of our lifetime, a mantle was passed today, yet most of humanity remains blissfully unaware of it. It couldnt be worse because just as the late and lamented author Henry Lamb predicted back in 1997, aging, health-hampered Global Warming/Climate Change Godfather Maurice Strong has been replaced by Barack Obama. The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratifications...
  • The Presence of the Attorney General in Ferguson Invites Racism

    08/27/2014 10:14:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/14 | Jerry McConnell
    Let's keep this case color blind and without favoritism In an August 20, 2014 FoxNews.com article titled, Holder Says He Understands Mistrust Of Police As Ferguson Protests Dwindle and on that same date, during his meeting at the FBI building in St. Louis, Holder told Ferguson community leaders that he has assigned the federal governments most experienced agents and prosecutors to the investigation of a white police officers fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old. This is a very practicable decision for the AG consistent with his Constitutionally assigned duties of protecting our country. But his actions belied his comments when...
  • Cry for Argentina

    08/27/2014 10:09:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Liberal left socialist utopianism has destroyed Argentina's economy, and the country is now joining the ranks of leftist economies gasping for air, and slowly A year ago conservatives in Argentina claimed the South American country was headed in the same direction as Venezuela. Economic freedom was under assault because of the institution of a failed Bolivarian economic monster - Hugo Chavezs twenty-first century socialism was destroying yet another South American victim. As with any nation that embraces socialism and abandons the free market, poverty increases, and things like toilet paper become a luxury. Liberal left progressive big government madness filled...
  • Sorry, Race Baiters; White America is simply Not Buying it Anymore. Weve Spent our Guilt and Moved

    08/27/2014 10:07:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/14 | Mike Jensen
    Until we get rid of the race baiters, the virus will continue to destroy lives that would otherwise be rich and full and successful In 1984, I lived in North Philadelphia. At that time (I have not been back for several years, so I cant speak of the areas current status), the area was almost entirely populated by black and Hispanic residents. Im white, by the way, and there were literally weeks that went by when I didnt see another white person in my neighborhood. I grew up in a small town in Idaho. I had a few Hispanic, Native...
  • Decapitating the U.S. Military

    08/27/2014 10:05:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/14 | Alan Caruba
    Obama administration has waged its own war on Americas capacity to meet the needs of our national security Many Americans were shocked by the Islamic State video of the beheading of the photo journalist James Foley. Perhaps they had already forgotten the decapitation of Wall Street Journal journalist, Daniel Pearl in 2002. Most certainly, the memory of the murder of nearly 3,000 on September 11, 2001, with the destruction of the World Trade Towers has begun to recede. What most do not know is that decapitation is a requirement in the Islamic holy war and holy book, the Koran.
  • Stop the assault on salt

    08/27/2014 10:02:02 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Michael D. Shaw
    Around six months ago, I posted a column sketching a historical background on the irrational fear of dietary sodium, and the less than great science behind such fears. Current guidelines are 1500 to 2300 milligrams per day, or lower. As was pointed out in the earlier piece, the much recommended super-healthy Mediterranean diet averages 4200 mg of sodium per day. Also mentioned was that a standard hospital saline IV drip logs in at more than 10,000 milligrams per day, and whatever the patient might eat on his own will take it up from there. We revisit the issue, in the...
  • Ominous News for Obama Administration: Judge Sullivan May Be Its Judge Sirica

    08/27/2014 9:31:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    WEBCommentary ^ | August 27, 2014 | Michael J. Gaynor
    When President Obama declared last Super Bowl Sunday that there was "not even a smidgeon of corruption" at the Internal Revenue Service, he gave his personal Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval to it and especially vouched for Lois Lerner, the key figure in the IRS scandal over the treatment of tax exemption applications. To vouch is "to give personal assurances; give a guarantee" (www.thefreedictionary.com/vouching). Team Obama predictably blamed conspiracy theorists for the idea that something was amiss at the IRS. To date, no evidence has surfaced that President Obama personally ordered discriminatory treatment of tax exemption applications to promote his...
  • Chicago Immigration Reform Advocates Press Local ICE Director For Action

    08/27/2014 8:49:20 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Progress Illinois ^ | August 26th, 2014 | Anthony Burke Boylan
    ( Chicago Immigration Reform Advocates Press Local ICE Director For Action On Pending Deportation Cases)Josefa Gonzalez and her two children felt secure when her partner, Wilson Gomez-Pu, was working full time and supporting the family. But that all changed when Gomez-Pu has was placed in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility. He has been facing possible deportation for the last year on a nearly 14-year-old order despite having no history of violent crime. And now his family, including children Wilson, 11 and Dalilah, 7, are threatened with eviction. It was for his case and many others like it that...
  • Lies and Dang Lies Environmentalists Tell

    08/27/2014 8:43:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Romantic love is often blind. This is nowhere made more evident than in the environmental infatuation, if not worship, of a natural world which the modern greens will never be able to save no matter how totalitarian the movement becomes. R. Mark Musser, author The green infatuation and Gaia worship were prominent in Hitlers time. Musser talks about the green Nazi motive of the Holocaust in his book, Nazi Oaks. Unbeknownst to many, the highway to modern environmentalism passed through Nazi Germany. By 1935, the Third Reich was the greenest regime on the planet. Environmentalists: Misinforming the public in...
  • Obama Can Grant Pardon But He Can't Grant Immigration Status: Will Congress Stand Up for Its Power?

    08/27/2014 8:30:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 34 replies
    Vanity ^ | 27 Aug 14 | Xzins
    The president has the power to grant pardons and reprieves according to the US Constitution. The word 'amnesty' isn't used. Nor is there any place in the entire US Constitution where the word 'amnesty' is used. One certainly has to wonder what these voices using the expression 'executive amnesty' mean by it. Odd are they are referring to the president's power to pardon. Perhaps 'amnesty' in their minds means some kind of blanket 'pardon'. Assuming that is what is meant, then a president certainly could issue some kind of pardon from prosecution for specific illegal acts such as illegal entry...
  • Cruz, Huckabee to headline 'Star Spangled Sunday' at CLT's First Baptist

    08/27/2014 7:34:08 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Two possible contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination – Senator Ted Cruz and former Gov. Mike Huckabee – are scheduled to be in Charlotte on Sept. 14 to headline “Star Spangled Sunday,” a live national webcast from First Baptist Church of Charlotte.The Rev. Mark Harris, who pastors First Baptist, said the event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the National Anthem, a.k.a. “The Star Spangled Banner,” is also set to include some other speakers popular with conservative Christians. Namely Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, the national chain of craft stores, and the Benham brothers – David and Jason –...