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  • Obama’s College Scorecard gets an “F” [Prominent Conservative Colleges Left Out]

    10/12/2015 7:42:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | October 10, 2015 | By Brianna Buczkowski
    In September, President Obama announced the College Scorecard which gave a lot of data on the nation’s colleges and universities, but left out information on the graduation rates of low-income students who receive federal aid. Now, that information–long demanded by Congress–has been released, but there’s just one problem with the data: it’s wrong. The figures released by the U.S. Department of Education focused on student’s who receive Pell grants–federal aid to student’s of low-income families to assist in college tuition or related costs–and whether those students actually go on to graduate or not. The same data used to show the...
  • The bigotry of Trump and Farrakhan

    10/12/2015 6:58:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | Richard Cohen
    Why Donald Trump bothered to issue an economic program is beyond me. It has some good things in it, like raising the tax on carried interest, but no one really cares about Trump’s economic plan — no matter his supposed expertise. He says he’s a businessman who knows about such things. His supporters don’t care that he’s a builder. They care that he’s a destroyer. The impetus for the Trump campaign is President Obama. He represents a historic, even cataclysmic, change in U.S. political life and, for some, what the United States is supposed to be about. One of the...
  • Non-Citizens Will Now Vote In At Least One State

    10/12/2015 5:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | October 12, 2015 | S. Noble
    Governor Jerry Brown just sold out the American vote in California. He signed a new version of the Motor Voter Act that will register every eligible California citizen who acquires a driver’s license or renews a license at the Department of Motor Vehicles to vote. This is after he made all illegal aliens eligible for diver’s licenses. Eleven states allow illegal aliens to get driver’s licenses. In California, state officials “specifically chose not to make noncitizen license holders searchable in their DMV database,” said True the Vote spokesman Logan Churchwell, who called the newly signed bill “unprecedented.” The measure, Assembly...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘Republicans are saying let’s kick women ...out of this country’

    10/12/2015 5:17:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/15 | Robert Laurie
    #WarOnSanity Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s tireless effort to make people believe the GOP hates women is one of nature’s true miracles. Each year, she makes a harrowing journey to the friendly lands of MSNBC or CNN, where she feathers an exquisite nest of lies and insanity. From her vantage point she surveys the political landscape and, like the swallows to San Juan Capistrano or salmon to their birthplace, she returns to her ridiculous “war on women” meme. It has never worked. Despite her best efforts (or perhaps because of them) elected Democrats have become and endangered species. Nationwide, their numbers have...
  • Global warmists tell feds: Use anti-mafia law to prosecute ‘climate deniers’

    10/12/2015 5:15:22 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/15 | Dan Calabrese
    And one of those making the demand is a U.S. senator. Before you say this could never happen, let me ask you: Did you ever think people would be given six-figure fines for declining to bake a cake? And not only that, but see significant numbers of Americans agree with it happening? Orthodoxies are powerful things, and just as the left is riding one that defines non-participation in gay weddings as “discrimination,” it also thinks it can gain mainstream support for the idea that dissent on the global warming orthodoxy is some sort of crime. Actually, if Democrat U.S. Senator...
  • Obama: Putin’s not challenging my leadership in Syria, and besides, I’m ‘leading on climate change’

    10/12/2015 5:13:48 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/15 | Robert Laurie
    Delusional in Chief. Remember: War is peace, Ignorance is strength, Freedom is slavery, and Putin isn't "challenging" anything If you were worried that your President was a feckless foreign policy failure who was being outplayed by an old Soviet hardliner, think again. Obama’s international “leadership” remains unchallenged - at least in Obama’s own mind - and he’s actually at the vanguard of the only foreign policy issue that really matters. It’s not ISIS, it’s not trade, and it’s not the Iran nuke deal. If Obama is to be believed, Putin is acting out of weakness, and his “definition of leadership”...
  • Fooling You To Save The Planet

    10/12/2015 5:12:17 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/15 | Douglas Gibbs
    The purveyors of Climate Change do not understand how there could be any opposition: They are fully prepared to prosecute you and imprison you for daring to be a voice of dissent They say, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” When those good intentions are made to look like good intentions, but are really a ruse to create more government control, the road to Hell, I am sure, takes a fast-track. I was reading about a “contentious” interview President Barack Obama had on 60 Minutes, and I marveled at the line that Obama said, after being challenged...
  • FYI to all FReepers! New Driving Tricks to get you to Stop! Important!

    10/12/2015 1:08:16 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 91 replies
    Art in Idaho | October 10, 2015 | Unknown
    About Eggs Mixed with Water... It could save your Life Warning #1: A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL STATE OF MICHIGAN: SITUATION.. While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it. For whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the Canton PD and they were going to check it out. But, this is what the Police advised...
  • Right-to-Work-for-More: Income is Growing in Michigan

    10/12/2015 12:51:58 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/9/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the personal income of Michigan residents grew 3.7 percent between the second quarter of 2014 and the second quarter of 2015. Even more impressive, from 2012 through the second quarter of 2015 personal income here has increased by 9.2 percent here (from $382 billion to $417 billion). Nationwide, income growth during this same span was 8.3 percent. Michigan became a right-to-work state in December of 2012. The law became effective in March 2013. ForTheRecord says: When Michigan’s right-to-work law was enacted at the end of 2012, unions attacked...
  • Lazear on Dodd-Frank and Capital

    10/12/2015 12:21:44 PM PDT · by Lorianne
    Grumpy Economist ^ | 06 October 2015 | John Cochrane
    Ed Lazear has a nice WSJ oped, "How not to prevent the next financial meltdown." (Also available here via Hoover.) The main points will not be new to readers of this blog, or my much longer essay but the piece is admirable for putting the basic points so clearly and concisely. The core problem of focusing on institutions not activities: The theory behind so-called systemically important financial institutions, or SIFIs, is fundamentally flawed. Financial crises are pathologies of an entire system, not of a few key firms. Reducing the likelihood of another panic requires treating the system as a whole,...
  • The Trans Pacific Partnership: Just Change for the Sake of Change, or Well-Disguised Destruction?

    10/12/2015 11:13:15 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 12, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The short version – the one we know from the mainstream media (MSM) – is as follows: The TPP is a terrific trade deal which would increase our economic activity on both sides of the Pacific, and which might be the greatest lasting victory of the Obama administration. It involves some unsavory compromises, but the benefits far outweigh them, if the administration is to be believed. And that may be true. But it may also be very wrong. The fact is, the Trans Pacific Partnership is a massive agreement that changes the entire scope of international trade policy, and merits...
  • Discovery of Error Sparks Demand for Censorship [semi-satire]

    10/12/2015 10:17:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    An Australian electrical engineer named Dr David Evans discovered a mathematical error in the model used to predict global warming that exaggerated the impact of carbon dioxide 10-fold. Basically, the effects of CO2 on climate are far lower than has been assumed. While most reasonable people would find this reassuring, Philippe Sands QC, an international law specialist and Professor of Law at University College London, did not. Alleging that “the publicity given to Dr. Evans’ finding could seriously undermine efforts to mitigate climate change,” Sands argued for “the suppression of contradictory evidence and arguments that might thwart action.” “In theory,...

    10/12/2015 9:19:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/12/15 | John Porter
    Many years ago we heard a lot about a silent majority. What is it? It is an unspecified, large number of people in our country who do not express their opinions publicly and do not take part in public discourse. Richard Nixon first popularized the phrase in presidential politics because he, along with others, saw this group of middle Americans and common people being overshadowed by the biased news media and more vocal, liberal minority with their paid for political leaders. I believe we are witnessing a major bipartisan revolt and uprising of the American people in progress. It sure...
  • Jeremiah Wright: 'Jesus was a Palestinian' October 10, 2015

    10/11/2015 3:10:11 AM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 10, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    The controversial religious leader Jeremiah Wright compared Native Americans to Palestinians at the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall on Saturday, going so far as to assert that “Jesus was a Palestinian." Wright, who once served as pastor to President Obama, was one of several hours' worth of speakers in Washington, D.C., for an event called “Justice or Else!” that sought to channel the energy of the Black Lives Matter movement. Wright placed the event in historical context. “The same issue is being fought today and has been fought since 1948, and historians are carried...
  • So good: Ben Carson goes to National Press Club and tells media how awful they are

    10/12/2015 7:38:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/15 | Dan Calabrese
    The press are your enemy. Treat them that way and don't back down. Not only is it the way to get elected, it's the way to govern too. Last week Rob explained one of the main reasons Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican nomination race, in spite of having spent only $2 million on his campaign so far. In essence, Trump understands what traditional Republican candidates don’t about how to deal with the media: Don’t take their crap, don’t let them intimidate you and don’t be afraid to call them on their idiocy and dishonesty. Perhaps you’ve noticed that...
  • Looting: Legitimate Political Protest?

    10/12/2015 7:37:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/15 | Matthew Vadum
    #BlackLivesMatter "Professor" Deray Mckesson maintains looting serves social and racial justice Looting is a great way to advance the increasingly violent, racist Black Lives Matter movement, an agitator is teaching students after being rewarded by the Left with a teaching gig at prestigious Yale University. The words of Twitter star Deray Mckesson expose for the umpteenth time the lie that Black Lives Matter, whose members idolize unrepentant cop killers Mumia abu Jamal and Assata Shakur, is a law-abiding, peaceful movement and that those who loot and riot in its name are a fringe or unrelated element. Lawless violence and bloody...
  • Why Do People Hate or Denigrate Columbus?

    10/12/2015 7:35:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 45 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/15 | Jim Yardley
    It’s not because he was the “first”, but because his voyage has proven to be the most significant and historically altering My wife and I were watching a show on the History Channel about who was really the first to discover America. Why? First, we both love shows that get us to think “Wow, I never knew that.” Second, I always start with the hope that the show will puncture some educational pomposity. Luckily for us, both my chance to say “Gee, I didn’t know that” AND watch some of the pomposity of our liberal leaning educators exposed was achieved....
  • Trump Supporter — "Obama has failed us, I voted for him twice and he broke my heart"

    10/12/2015 7:02:09 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 47 replies ^ | 10-12-2-2015 | Wayne Dupree
    Here is an African-American supporter of Donald Trump speaking up outside a Trump rally in Georgia on Saturday. He shouted it is time to “take back America” from the disastrous policies of Barack Obama. “Obama has failed us! It’s time for somebody to make a stand.” You can hear the genuine pain in this man’s voice as he talks about not being able to find a decent job to support his family – that so many of the jobs have gone to foreigners – illegals. WOW, just wow!
  • Detroit Cops Claim They Are Working 16+ Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year

    10/12/2015 6:59:23 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A Detroit police lieutenant reported that he worked the equivalent of nearly 17.3 hours on all 365 days of the city’s most recent fiscal year, according to records obtained from the city. The documents show that this individual claimed to have worked 6,332 hours over a 12-month period. He was one of 529 employees who reported being on the job for more than 4,000 hours last year, equivalent to least 77 hours per week every week. Some in the department reported far more hours. Of those, 45 reported working 5,000-plus hours (equal to 13.7 hours per day, 365 days a...
  • Obama's Secular Left are Hypocrites: 'Judge as I say, not as I do'

    10/12/2015 5:15:00 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 4 replies ^ | 10/12/2015 | Steve Berman
    The left has a favorite Bible verse, one that even President Obama can’t resist. Jesus said it in the Sermon on the Mount: “Judge not.” Of course, Obama is wont to misquote the Bible whenever he pleases, making up stuff that “the good book says” like “don’t throw stones at glass houses.” (Hint: they didn’t even have glass in Biblical days.) But judging is exactly what the left does, while they tell Christians not to, because, you know, do what I say, not what I do. Let’s take same-sex marriage.  Oh, Christians shouldn’t judge says the liberal elites.  It doesn’t...
  • Obama: Biden one of "finest" vice president in history

    10/12/2015 3:46:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    President Obama is refusing to say whom he will support in the 2016 presidential election, but that's not stopping him from pouring accolades on Vice President Biden, who is considering jumping into the race. “I think Joe will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history, and one of the more consequential,” Obama said in an interview on “60 Minutes” on Sunday. “I think he has done great work.”
  • Vladimir Putin's strong words about American foreign policy

    10/12/2015 3:41:19 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 5 replies
    RT TV Network ^ | 16 September 2015 | Frieden Rockt
    Putin's deutlichen Worte zu der US-Außenpolitik, dem IS und der Flüchtlingskrise Putin once again shows that he is ready, about hustling against Russia to see. Once again, he is officially the hand, To be a problem, of which, in the first line of the west is concerned, to solve. However, he will send clear messages to the United States, at last, the destabilisation of whole regions (Libya, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine...) To remain, which the us administration obviously from its own "economic reasons". Ultimately, it is about the "contains eima, people", The have lost their livelihood to help them again, to...
  • Diddy, Common, J. Cole, Snoop Dogg & More at 20th Anniversary of Million Man March [PHOTO]

    10/11/2015 7:41:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Boombox ^ | October 11, 2015 | Trent Fitzgerald
    Thousands of black men, women, and children convened at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the “Justice or Else” rally to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on Saturday (Oct. 10). Some celebrities were in attendance including Diddy, Common, J. Cole and Snoop Dogg. Also in attendance at the rally were rappers Jay Electronica, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign and Bryshere Gray who plays Hakeem on Fox’s hit show Empire. Rap mogul Russell Simmons and Public Enemy founder Chuck D was also spotted in the crowd. The event was organized by Nation of Islam leader the Honorable...
  • It’s Getting Harder To Move Beyond A Minimum-Wage Job

    10/11/2015 6:09:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ben Casselman
    Minimum-wage jobs are meant to be the first rung on a career ladder, a chance for entry-level workers to prove themselves before earning a promotion or moving on to other, better-paying jobs. But a growing number of Americans are getting stuck on that first rung for years, if they ever move up at all. Anthony Kemp is one of them. In 2006, he took a job as a cook at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Oak Park, Illinois. The job paid the state minimum wage, $6.50 an hour at the time, but Kemp figured he could work his way up....
  • Representative Jim Jordan Explains GOPe Reforms Needed Before The Next Speaker…

    10/11/2015 4:03:04 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 13 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10-11-2015 | sundance
    October 11, 2015 Representative Jim Jordan Explains GOPe Reforms Needed Before The Next Speaker… By sundance The GOPe DC apparatchik (writ large) are all-in with their demands to support Representative Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House (SoH).Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan appeared on Fox News Sunday to outline what the problems are, and it has less to do with Paul Ryan “the Speaker” – and more to do with removing the GOPe stranglehold; ie. the GOPe demand on the apparatus of power.Jim Jordan articulates the problem. The essence of the problem is what the media and GOPe...
  • Cult Of Climastrology Wouldn't Look To Actually Ban "Climate Denial", Would They?

    10/11/2015 1:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | October 11, 2015 | William Teach
    There's a reason Jonah Goldberg referred to Progressivism as "nice fascism": you will be forced to comply. For your own good. And Warmists are primarily Progressives (UK Telegraph) We might think that a semi-secret, international conference of top judges, held in the highest courtroom in Britain, to propose that it should be made illegal for anyone to question the scientific evidence for man-made global warming, was odd enough to be worthy of front-page coverage. Last week I mentioned that the Prince of Wales had sent a message to this conference calling for the UN’s forthcoming climate meeting in Paris to...
  • Blessings and Cursings Part Two

    10/11/2015 12:58:13 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 2 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | October 11,2015 | American Faith Today
    As mentioned, today's show on a rare Sunday is a continuation of yesterday's show. Hopefully I'll finish up in the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy. Today we'll deal a little bit more with the cursings but really we look forward even to the time of Satan's or Antichrist's tribulation as well. That's today at 4:30 Eastern time and archived after that.
  • Dems Demand Apology to Planned Parenthood [semi-satire]

    10/11/2015 10:51:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn), and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) issued a letter demanding that House Republicans apologize to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards for their “shameful treatment of her during the committee’s hearing investigating the organization last week.” The letter characterized the questioning of Ms. Richards “four hours of pure torture” and contended that “it is as clear a violation of the Constitution’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment that we have ever witnessed. The injustice of it all was egregious. Terminating pregnancies is not a crime. Selling recovered tissue is not a crime. Yet, Ms, Richards...
  • We still don’t get what to do about drugs

    10/11/2015 10:10:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/11/15 | Bruce Karlson
    One word can sometimes change the way one views things. To wit: if one adds the word “other” to alcohol and drugs (alcohol and other drugs) one’s perspective is likely to change. The failure to use it in normal parlance speaks to an arbitrary distinction that has for too long been accepted. It is difficult to argue that alcohol is not a drug and the same applies to nicotine. Further, like almost all recreational drugs, they offer an immediate “high” followed by a “low” as the pleasure chemicals oscillate back to stasis. “Weed,” cocaine, heroin (OXY) etc. do exactly the...
  • Jacki Daily Live at 2PM : Interview with Jim Woolsey

    10/11/2015 10:04:34 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 2 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 10/11/15 | The Jacki Daily Show
    THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern! The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics.Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant Vice...
  • MT: Fed Bears, Dead Bears; and Dead Woman

    10/11/2015 6:55:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Was an 85-Year-Old woman a victim of Disneyitis?  She was born two years after the release of the first Mickey Mouse cartoon. She, much like Timothy Treadwell, appears to be a victim of severe anthropomorphism (thinking of animals as humans).  In this case, she was feeding several black bears.  One of them broke into her house and killed her.  From KALISPELL - The elderly woman attacked by a black bear inside her home west of Kalispell over the weekend has died from injuries she sustained in the incident. The Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks personel stated the problem...
  • Reaganite's SUNDAY FUNNIES

    10/11/2015 3:51:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Greenfield: How The Left Rebranded as Non-Ideological

    10/10/2015 9:05:42 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, October 08, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, October 08, 2015 How the Left Rebranded as Non-Ideological Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Every time Obama issues another public ultimatum to Congress (before doing what he wants to do anyway) he phrases it in terms like "common sense" or "pragmatic". It's "non-ideological" he insists. The left's ideological agenda just happens to be the common sense pragmatic non-ideological solution. Obama may be the most radical political figure to occupy the White House, but he is careful to avoid political labels. His leftist allies calculatingly compare him to Reagan or Roosevelt. He's not an ideologue. Just...
  • Fmr U.S. Treasurer Buchanan talks moving ahead in politics, not being afraid to voice your opinions

    10/10/2015 12:07:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The American University's Eagle ^ | October 10, 2015 | Deanna Mudry
    Former U.S. Treasurer and conservative commentator Bay Buchanan spoke to an audience of students and faculty Wednesday night about the importance of self-confidence and strong convictions in politics. At the Kennedy Political Union event, held in the SIS Abramson Founder’s Room, Buchanan told students she did not know what she wanted to do in college. Encouraged by her brother Pat, she took a leave of absence from graduate school to work on President Richard Nixon’s re-election campaign, giving her the political bug that would shape the rest of her career. “There is such a level of excitement in [that] office...
  • Congressman Kevin McCarthy brings home the Senators’ Bacon

    10/10/2015 10:10:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/10/15 | Jerry Todd
    The Bakersfield Californian in Kevin McCarthy’s home District observed in a complimentary article certain key issues to bring “renewed luster for the Golden State.” Directly quoted, these are: Water: Improved prospects for legislation that sends more water to farmers and studies new storage sites. Environment: Diminished environmental regulations, increased oil and gas drilling and streamlined timber harvesting. Business: Silicon Valley and California’s commercial space industry have both received his attention in the past. These are certainly issues of state and national importance. Each is highly focused on their effects on the oil and agriculture economy of the San Joaquin...
  • Obama to Use Executive Authority to Enact Gun Control [semi-satire]

    10/10/2015 9:58:53 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    Administration insiders are hinting that President Obama has become impatient with Congressional inaction on gun control legislation in the wake of a rash of mass murder shootings and will bypass that body and enact new controls based on his own authority. The gist of his decree is said to require dealers who sell more than 50 guns a year to obtain a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and do extensive background checks on persons who want to purchase weapons from them. Though he declined to specifically acknowledge the rumor, Press Secretary Josh Earnest attempted to...
  • Are you ready for the era of the dictator President?

    10/10/2015 9:36:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-10-15 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama has trampled the Constitution both literally and figuratively. He is the closest thing to a dictator of the United States we've seen in a very long time. President McStompyfeet has a hissy fit every time Congress doesn't obey him exactly as he demands and he then sets off on an uncharted course, bending every conceivable law to its limit to satiate his wants. Congress isn't jumping to act immediately following the Oregon shooting of nine white people by a black man and so it's Executive Action for our Chavez/Maduro wannabe. In response to the latest mass shooting during...
  • Come and take them. Start here.

    10/10/2015 8:26:05 AM PDT · by Ellendra · 13 replies
    Backwoods Home ^ | 10-9-15 | Claire Wolfe
    Stirring myself to the right words after One of Those Tragedies always takes a while. First, there’s the dragged-down feeling of “here we go again.” The antis rush gleefully on stage to perform their blood dances and once again, decent people need to respond to them, if for no other reason than to keep the record straight. We can’t even stop to speak with decency and sympathy for the horrible losses because to speak at all is to become political. And that’s obscene. Mass murders, whether by bomb or knife or vehicle or poison, are horrific individual tragedies. But mass...
  • Another Intelligence Failure?

    10/10/2015 8:15:33 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | October 10, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    House and Senate intelligence committees are investigating whether the intelligence community was unaware of Russia’s rapid buildup and dramatic military offensive in Syria. In layman’s terms, congressional Republicans learned of the Russian advance from CNN before they were presented any solid information by the intelligence community. It’s likely the intelligence was buried by Obama loyalists in an effort to prevent bad information from reaching the President. Another possibility, Executive Intelligence Summary briefings may have been sanitized before any of the content reached congress. Since the Obama Administration is the least transparent in American history, such conspiracy notions hardly represent a...
  • Why Are The IMF, The UN, The BIS And Citibank All Warning That An Economic Crisis Could Be Imminent?

    10/10/2015 8:12:07 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies ^ | 8OCT2015 | Michael Snyder
    The warnings are getting louder. Is anybody listening? For months, I have been documenting on my website how the global financial system is absolutely primed for a crisis, and now some of the most important financial institutions in the entire world are warning about the exact same thing. For example, this week I was stunned to see that the Telegraph had published an article with the following ominous headline: “$3 trillion corporate credit crunch looms as debtors face day of reckoning, says IMF“. And actually what we are heading for would more accurately be described as a “credit freeze” or...
  • Ingratitude, Thugs, and the Gay Community

    10/10/2015 7:15:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/10/15 | Tim Birdnow
    So the gay community supports "Black Lives Matter" and disdain the police despite having more to lose to crime A St. Louis coffee shop is imbibing some bitter brew over cups it gave to customers with FTP written on them. For those who can’t figure it out, FTP means F@## the Police. Gateway Pundit is percolating the news over this incident: “A radical St. Louis coffee shop is getting negative publicity over the initials ‘FTP’ being written on coffee cups. FTP stands for F*** the Police. Mokabe’s Coffeehouse made a snarky announcement on Twitter claiming it has placed an employee...
  • People who say Hillary isn't a LIAR are...

    10/10/2015 4:29:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    October 10, 2015 | Vanity
    People who say Hillary isn't a LIAR are Liars Working for Hillary Sadly, still able to vote Ignorant Too stupid to earn a living Too lazy to earn a living Socialists Communists Crooks Grifters Reprobates Sexual predators
  • GOPe Attempting to Award Consolation Prize to Paul Ryan- When It's Surely Not Theirs to Give

    10/10/2015 2:32:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    "There is nobody in modern politics whose record and true priorities  are more divorced from their rhetoric and public perception" We who ran Boehner back to his whiskey bottle/country club in Cincinnati now hold veto power, unless the pro-amnesty Ryan would be so brazen as to invite Democrats' votes, insuring that an open-borders advocate leads the GOP on Capitol Hill... And all this fuss because a handful of us mean, nasty TEA Partiers won't give poor Eddie Munster a break? That 'nobody' is good enough for us, and somehow this minuscule 'fringe' is putting the kibosh on 'reasonable' Republicans' good intentions?...
  • U.S. colonel: Tapes show Bergdahl joined Taliban

    10/10/2015 1:41:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 22, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    A retired military colonel, now a Fox News analyst, has dropped a bombshell in the case of Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. Army sergeant held for five years by the Taliban who is charged with desertion and misbehaving before the enemy. Retired Col. David Hunt says Bergdahl actually joined the Taliban, and recordings prove it. Further, he notes the U.S. government has failed to make use of that evidence in the case against Bergdahl, who was returned to the U.S. in a stunning trade for five top terrorists held at Guantanamo. Appearing on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show, Hunt said the...
  • How Texas could deal with illegals’ birth certification

    10/09/2015 5:13:07 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/09/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Minor children carry the national citizenship of their parents, no matter where they are born, just as a child born to American parents overseas is still an American citizen. There are no special circumstances for anyone There is a problem of illegal immigrants delivering their babies on the US side of the southern border and demanding birth certificates that, they believe, would settle US citizenship on the children. With the upcoming hearing of a suit filed against Texas Department of State Health Services for a refusal to accept the unsecured matricula consular I.D. card issued by Mexican consulates, there is...
  • The Latest Car Hysteria—Diesel VWs

    10/09/2015 5:11:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/09/15 | MICHAEL FUMENTO
    Lions, and Tigers, and Volkswagens! Oh, my! We’re under assault by a Teutonic Terror. About half a million US diesel cars and 11 million worldwide sold by Volkswagen AG, including VWs, Audis, Seats, and Škodas, appear to have software that tricks emissions tests. Actual emissions are “40 times higher” we’re told. And people are dying. “Quatsch!” as they say in German. Nonsense! It’s just another car mass hysteria, like “runaway” Toyotas a few years ago and runaway Audis before that. At least one freaked-out occasional car reviewer engaged in public self-flagellation: “I was fooled by Volkswagen’s diesel hype—and I’m sorry,”...
  • Beware Big Business and the Chamber of Commerce

    10/09/2015 5:05:00 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/09/15 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    Hard lessons about Big Business, the Chamber of Commerce, their undue influence in the Republican Party have been a hard one for me to accept, and yet too many people are content to shout ''Establishment" without really identifying the core problems This has been the hardest lesson for me to learn. I never thought that being pro-business could compromise one’s fight for liberty and limited government. Yet I have learned to accept what Scott Rasmussen argued after the disappointing 2012 President Elections: too many people still see the Republicans Party as pro Big Business. There is much truth to this...
  • Why the American military is so hot on laser weapons

    10/09/2015 4:31:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Week ^ | October 9, 2015 | Kyle Mizokami
    From hand-held blasters to planet-destroying death rays, laser weapons are a fanciful staple of science fiction. But at their core, lasers are just concentrated beams of light that generate heat. As simple as that sounds, they've proven remarkably difficult to weaponize. Until now. Quietly and without great fanfare the laser weapon has arrived, and warfare will never be the same. This week Lockheed Martin, the defense contractor behind the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, announced it was exploring ways to put a laser on the controversial fighter. The U.S. Navy has already fielded a laser weapon on the USS Ponce. And...
  • Christian Refugees to Be Deported [semi-satire]

    10/09/2015 4:22:54 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration has decided that Christian refugees from areas occupied by the Islamic State will be deported back to the war zone. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Muslims fleeing the region will be given transportation to America and allowed to stay. While not denying that these Christians are likely to face great peril, US Secretary of State John Kerry justified the policy, calling it "consistent with the President's vision for the region. The religious composition of both the Middle East and the United States is unbalanced. In the Middle East Christians are in short supply, while in the United...
  • Oregon Pot Stores Sell More Than $11 Million in First 5 Days

    10/09/2015 4:08:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 9, 2015 | The Associated Press
    Retailers sold more than $11 million of marijuana during Oregon's first week of legal recreational sales, outpacing the early business done in other states that have legalized pot, according to the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association. Oregon retailers had sales of $3.5 million by the end of opening day, Casey Houlihan, executive director of the association, told the Statesman Journal ( ). By contrast, Colorado's first week of sales reached $5 million. In Washington, sales during the first month hit $2 million....