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  • Are You One of the 68%?

    08/01/2015 5:03:21 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 4 replies
    Convention of States Project ^ | 7/31/15 | Convention of States Project
    You elect them. They go to Washington, D.C. They accept lobbyists' money. They forget who they represent. Break the cycle. SIGN the petition and help call a Convention of States: http://ow.ly/QesXB
  • Rival Says Trump “Too Mean” to Be President [semi-satire]

    08/01/2015 10:59:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    Presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned GOP voters against making Donald Trump the Party’s nominee for the 2016 election. “The man is too doggone mean to be president,” Graham complained. “It isn’t just the fact that he’s egregiously insulted me—a sitting senator. He’s insulting everyone. He’s insulted immigrant rapists and murderers while completely overlooking the crimes committed by native-born rapists and murderers. He’s insulted the Chinese, implying that their trade policies are unfair. This is no way to build bridges.” “Perhaps the worst offense is Trump’s lack of respect for President Obama,” the Senator continued. “The President is a...
  • NSA to Destroy Records Collected Under Phone Spying Program

    08/01/2015 9:07:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/1/15 | Jim Emerson
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a statement concerning the retention of metadata collected in accordance with section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. “On June 29, 2015, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court George Bush. The Patriot Act originated on his watch George Bush. The Patriot Act originated on his watch approved the Government’s application to resume the Section 215 bulk telephone metadata program pursuant to the USA FREEDOM Act’s 180-day transition provision. As part of our effort to transition to the new authority, we have evaluated whether NSA should maintain access to the historical metadata after the...
  • Kerry Insists that "Death to America" Is Just Rhetoric [semi-satire]

    08/01/2015 6:35:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 July 2015 | John Semmens
    In his continuing quest to sell Congress on what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) labeled a "diplomatic masterpiece," Secretary of State John Kerry tried to reassure the House Foreign Affairs Committee that Iran's vow to take down the United States is "mere rhetoric for domestic consumption." "Surely, members of Congress are aware that from time to time it is necessary to espouse policies that we have no real intention of implementing," Kerry said. "I've lost count of the number of times that various spokesmen for the GOP have pledged to repeal Obamacare or to build a border fence. Yet,...
  • We’re Making Life Too Hard for Millennials

    08/01/2015 6:13:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-31-2015 | Steven Rattner
    TO some, millennials — those urban-dwelling, ride-sharing indefatigable social networkers — are engaged, upbeat and open to change. To others, they are narcissistic, lazy and self-centered. ..... Earning Much Less, Despite More Education They are faced with a slow economy, high unemployment, stagnant wages and student loans that constrict their ability both to maintain a reasonable lifestyle and to save for the future. Longer term, rising federal debt payments and increased spending on Social Security and Medicare will inflict a tremendous financial burden on them, threatening their own prospect of receiving promised retirement benefits. To a considerable extent, that’s the...
  • ID: Lawyer Claims Threat to take Infant Invalidates Gun Charge

    08/01/2015 4:45:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Angelo Cervantes, Left, Raul E Herrera (Fiancée of Sophia) Right When a warrant was served in an Idaho murder case on December 3, 2014, a woman, one of the suspects' fiancee, Sophia D. Sanchez, was just leaving the house.  She was questioned before being read her Miranda rights.  She refused to answer questions until her attorney was present.   The Detective continued to question her.  Her lawyer claims that she was coerced into talking.  From idahostatesman.com: Ackley claims Nampa Detective Mark Palfreyman coerced Sanchez into talking with him. Palfreyman noted that Sanchez’s 16-month-old baby was her top priority and that...
  • Defund Planned Parenthood: These 7 Senators Need Pressure NOW

    07/31/2015 8:33:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    redstate.com ^ | July 31st, 2015 | billyvalentine (Diary) |
    This upcoming Monday evening, August 3rd, the U.S. Senate will vote on a bill (S. 1881) sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) 67% that would stop taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. In the latest reportable year, Planned Parenthood received $528 million – over half a billion dollars – in taxpayer funding. During that same period, they performed 327,653 abortions, and have performed just under one million abortions (988,783) over the last three years. And now, a series of undercover videos allegedly show that Planned Parenthood uses the banned partial birth abortion procedure to harvest and sell the body parts of...
  • Video Proof: Feds Post Letters Identifying Preppers As Potential Terrorists: “Individuals or groups

    07/31/2015 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/31/15 | Mac Slavo
    In 2011 Rand Paul stood on the floor of Congress and delivered a stark warning to Americans. To criticisms of sensationalism and embellishment, Paul noted that Federal laws on the books characterize those who have guns, seven days worth of food or ammunition in their homes as potential terrorists. Know good and well that some day there could be a government in power that is shipping its citizens off for disagreements… Someone who has guns, someone who has ammunition that is weatherproofed, someone who has more than seven days of food in their house can be considered a potential terrorist....
  • [VANITY] I'M BOYCOTTING ALL JEB BUSH THREADS

    07/31/2015 5:08:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 83 replies
    EEE | 31 JULY 2015 | EEE
    Effective immediately, I am boycotting all Jeb Bush threads. I am not replying to threads in which Jeb Bush is the thread title, and I am not posting anymore Jeb Bush-related threads. Jeb Bush is the most leftist Republican presidential candidate in American history. He is even more liberal than Republican presidential losers such as Alf Landon, Wendell Willkie, Thomas Dewey, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush in 1992, Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. All of these aforementioned Republicans ran as butt-sucking, hapless, feckless - ABSOLUTELY MEALY-MOUTHED, APOLOGETIC, ESTABLISHMENT HACK MODERATES - and lost. Jeb Bush supports Common-Core, which...
  • NASA confirms the discovery of a rocky exoplanet just 21 light years away

    07/31/2015 4:43:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Verge ^ | July 30, 2015 | Sean O'Kane
    Earth just got a new next-door neighbor.Astronomers have found the closest rocky planet outside our solar system using the Spitzer Space telescope. The planet, known as HD 219134b, orbits a star just 21 light years away, and NASA is calling a "potential gold mine of science data." The planet is probably a bad place for life as we know it: it’s 1.6 times the size of Earth and more than four times the mass. Plus its three-day orbit is too close to its host star for liquid water to form, even though the star is cooler and smaller than our...
  • Obama Admin to Investigate Killing of Lion in Zimbabwe [semi-satire]

    07/31/2015 4:20:03 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 July 2015 | John Semmens
    Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe announced that his agency has opened an investigation of the "tragic killing" of Cecil the lion by American dentist Walter Palmer. Cecil was a major attraction at the Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Palmer reportedly paid some locals $50,000 to lure the lion outside the park. Palmer then killed the lion with an arrow. Ashe characterized the killing as "a senseless act of cruelty against an innocent animal. It has shocked the world in a way that no other act has in recent memory. It is imperative that...
  • Doral considers resolution to condemn Trump for ‘racist’ comments about immigrants

    07/31/2015 11:48:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The South Florida Business Journal ^ | July 31, 2015 | Brian Bandell, senior reporter
    Doral Vice Mayor Sandra Ruiz sponsored a resolution to condemn billionaire presidential candidate Donald J. Trump for his allegedly “racist” comments about Mexican immigrants. The city is home to one of Trump’s largest assets, the Trump National Doral Miami golf course and hotel. He previously received the city to the key, but his popularity with public officials there has waned since he made controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants on June 16 when he announced his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. The population of Doral is mostly Hispanic and foreign born. Trump said about Mexico: “They’re sending people that have...
  • The Donald Phenomenon — Part One

    07/31/2015 10:02:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/31/15 | Ed Wood
    Ever since Donald Trump literally exploded onto the political scene, tens of thousands of words have been written by all stripes of political junkies trying to figure out just what do we have here. Is he a shoot-from-the-hip kind of loudmouth, as he is being made out to be, or is he perhaps the real thing? Is he the kind of true believer we haven’t seen since the days of Harry S Truman? A few of you may be old enough to remember that Ol’ Harry called ‘em as he seen ‘em. He publicly likened the smell of his political...
  • Trump’s business plan for media apprentices

    07/31/2015 9:41:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/15 | Judi McLeod
    Trumping the Media America: If you want to get past the malignant force choking off every last scrap of your liberty and freedom, you have to go back to school, the one that instructs you how to deal more effectively with an in-the-government’s-pocket mainstream media. With the Republican majority sent to D.C. now in league with the Democrats, there’s no other way. Rooting out self-serving politicians ruining the lives of the average means getting by a media dedicated to keeping them in office.
  • Baltimore Prosecutors Hid Evidence Freddie Gray Tried To Injure Himself During Prior Arrests…

    07/31/2015 9:40:33 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7-30-2015 | sundance
    July 30, 2015Baltimore Prosecutors Hid Evidence Freddie Gray Tried To Injure Himself During Prior Arrests… by sundance Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby previously stated she was going to pursue justice for Freddie Gray “by any and all means necessary“. Today, in a motion filed by the defense, the extent of Mosby’s activist intention is again reinforced.In addition to hiding “Brady evidence“, there is a meeting between Mosby and the medical examiner (prior to the autopsy release – and undisclosed by Mosby) which indicates previous elements of her pressuring the ME to change the cause of death from “accidental” to “homicide”.BALTIMORE...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    07/31/2015 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/31/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1) “University Language Guide: The Word ‘American’ Is Offensive” By Katherine Timpf Commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer “According to a “Bias-Free Language Guide” used by the University of New Hampshire, the word “American” is “problematic” and therefore should not be used. “North Americans often use ‘American’ which usually, depending on the contexts, fails to recognize South America,” the guide explains. “[It] assumes the U.S. is the only country inside these two continents,” it adds. It recommends using “Resident of the U.S.” or “U.S. citizen” instead. According to the guide, other “problematic” terms include “opposite sex” (it recommends...
  • DNC Chair Can’t Tell Difference Between a Dem and a Socialist

    07/31/2015 8:10:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 31, 2015 | 10:23 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews did not receive an answer from DNC Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), when he asked what the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist is. […] Wasserman Schultz chuckled in response. “I used to think there is a big difference—but what do you think it is?” Matthews continued. “Between a Democrat like Hillary Clinton and a Socialist like Bernie Sanders.” Wasserman Schultz replied, “The more important question is—what’s the difference between being a Democrat and being a Republican?” …
  • One Shot Almost Enough to Save Woman whose Gun Jammed

    07/31/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 71 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Tracy Williams does not appear to have had much experience with firearms.  It was a desperate situation that drove her to buy guns and take a CCW class.  She had broken up with her boyfriend, who had a long criminal record.  He had kidnapped her, she had escaped and filed charges.  He was out on $75,000 bail when he attacked her three weeks later. During that period she had obtained the firearms and a concealed carry permit.  North Carolina requires an 8 hour course, including live fire, and an $80 non-refundable fee to obtain a permit.  From abc7chicago.com: Green...
  • Judge: 'Efforts to extend legal rights to chimpanzees are thus understandable'

    07/31/2015 5:38:43 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/31/15 | Steve Berman
    I am not making this up.  A New York judge dismissed a lawsuit by the Nonhuman Rights Project to grant personhood to two chimpanzees, named Hercules and Leo. This isn't the first attempt to grant "human" status to chimps: last year a judge threw out a similar request for a chimp named Tommy.  But the worst part isn't the fact that self-hating humans keep trying to elevate soulless primates and give them equal status with lawyers--it's the judge's reaction.  State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe wrote this: "Efforts to extend legal rights to chimpanzees are thus understandable; some day they may even...
  • TGIF Toons

    07/31/2015 2:27:54 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 July 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Hillary Clinton’s Terrible Answer to the ‘Greatest Weakness’ Question Hasn’t Changed Since 2008

    07/30/2015 7:15:51 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 30,2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton “greatest weakness,” she said in a recent interview with the online newsletter The Skimm, is that there are too many stupid people who don’t understand why Hillary Clinton should be president: Screen Shot 2015-07-30 at 10.52.16 AM It was basically identical as the answer she gave to the same question during a Democratic primary debate in January 2008: I get impatient. I get, you know, really frustrated when people don’t seem to understand that we can do so much more to help each other, and sometimes I come across that way. I admit that. I get very concerned...
  • What’s worse: to hunt a lion in Africa or not to care about Africa except when someone hunts a lion?

    07/30/2015 7:15:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    ideas.aeon.co ^ | 29 July, 2015 | Brigid Hains
    The meaning of an individual animal Among the reasons not to feel outraged about the killing of Cecil the lion are these two: he had a human name and he was a well-known tourist attraction. I say ‘tourist attraction’ instead of 'beloved lion’ because that hackneyed phrase seems to me a concept empty of meaning. How can a lion be wild and be 'beloved’ by people who saw him once from a safari jeep? You don’t earn the right to 'love’ a lion that way. Cecil was a wild lion who was habituated to humans, collared for a biology study,...
  • The Center for Medical Progress and Our Broken Rule of Law

    07/30/2015 4:19:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    redstate.com ^ | July 30th, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf (Diary)
    The ongoing Planned Parenthood scandal is a fascinating story that has a lot of facets that illustrate many disturbing aspects of American society. Although it is difficult to do so, I’m going to ask readers here to set aside the horrifying aspects related to abortion and the sale of baby parts for a moment to focus on one particular aspect that has largely gone unnoticed. The investigation of the Center for Medical Progress by the Department of Justice has rightly been decried as a transparently political move by the right, but it illustrates a much larger truth: the rule of...
  • TX Investigators visit Planned Parenthood see fingers and toes in “POC Room”

    07/30/2015 12:48:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    saynsumthn.wordpress.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testified today in front of the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services regarding the active ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices. The investigation follows the recent publication of several videos showing Planned Parenthood officials apparently discussing the harvesting and sale of human baby body parts. The Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) announced the investigation on July 15 in coordination with the Texas Governor’s Office and Health and Human Services Commission. In his testimony, Attorney General Paxton revealed some of what OAG investigators saw at a clinic in Houston and denounced the institution of...
  • NY Governor Decrees Higher Minimum Wage [semi-satire]

    07/30/2015 10:41:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 July 2015 | John Semmens
    Professing to be “fed up” with the state legislature’s failure to enact a minimum wage he deems high enough, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has decreed a $15 per hour minimum wage for the fast food industry in his state. “I gave the legislature the opportunity to do the right thing, but their refusal to pass the $15 per hour wage has forced me to seize the initiative,” Cuomo said. “The voters of this state elected me to get things done. One way or another, that’s what I’m going to do. If the legislature thinks I’m treading on their turf they...
  • Two months of Hillary emails just before Benghazi are missing

    07/30/2015 10:27:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-30-15 | DrJohn
      In the series House of Cards, Claire Underwood is a highly ambitious, ruthless woman who will lie, cheat and steal to get what she wants and crush anyone in her way. People die around the Underwoods. She reminds one of another woman currently in the news. A federal judge has exploded over the endless delaying of the Obama regime's releasing of Hillary Clinton's emails: An irritated federal judge Thursday put the Hillary Clinton email scandal into stark terms, grilling the State Department on a pattern of delayed document releases that has turned a possible bureaucratic logjam into a major problem...
  • Words we Cannot say in the White House—On Immigration and Terrorists

    07/30/2015 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/15 | Kevin Stoos
    "And Don't Use the T-Word!" Hugh Betcha Interviews Obama—Satire— —There Are No Illegals or Terrorists in America, says the President In an effort to justify his refusal to protect the southern border of the United States from the torrent of illegal immigrants, drugs, and the spread of violence that has cost the lives of United States citizens such as Kate Steinle, as well as terrorist attacks on military personnel that resulted in the tragic death of five young Marines in a country they (ironically) served to protect, President Obama summoned “The Most Trusted Name in the News 2015,” CFP’s own...
  • Boehner: Dang it, I can’t play golf with Obama anymore because ‘everybody gets bent out of shape’

    07/30/2015 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/15 | Dan Calabrese
    World's smallest violin You people are really something, you know that? You send a regular guy like John Boehner to Washington - a guy who cuts his own grass and irons his own shirts - and all he wants is to be able to play golf with the president in peace. And you # about it, to the point where he’s had to come to the heartbreaking conclusion that hitting the links with Obama just isn’t worth the trouble anymore: “The President has suggested, ‘Hey, do you think it is too much trouble to play golf again?’ ” he said...
  • Geraldo Rivera explains the position of liberal Jews toward Iran

    07/30/2015 9:44:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    If Iran does take steps in the future to annihilate Israel, the leftist Jews who are criticizing Huckabee will never see it coming. And that, Mr. Obama is “sad.” As much as can be generalized, Jews have traditionally been liberal. This can be explained by the fact that Jews have been persecuted throughout history and they tend to identify with people and groups that are or appear to be marginalized. With the rise of the new anti-Semitism on the left under the guise of being anti-Israel but holding Israel to a different standard than other countries with serious human rights...
  • Kerry and McCain are Traitors to the US and the American People

    07/30/2015 9:35:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/30/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Would the fact that John–anti-war activist with pal Hanoi Jane Fonda–Kerry has a daughter married to an Iranian make any difference in this heated debate over getting Barack Obama’s nuke deal shoved through Congress? Kerry greeted the Iranian people on the occasion of Nowruz, the traditional New Year, by revealing “his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has KERRY SALUTE EXTENSIVE FAMILY TIES to Iran!” Kerry told those listening: “I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family and grateful for how they have enriched my life.” Kerry went on to say he was strongly committed to resolving differences...
  • #PPSellsBabyParts: Why Is Selling Human Organs Illegal Anyway?

    07/30/2015 6:50:55 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/29/15 | Steve Berman
    If I kill an endangered lion in Africa and bring its head and skin home to be stuffed, I will be fined anywhere between $500 and $10,500, depending on how many times I’m caught doing it—not to mention calls for my soul to be fed to Cthulhu after my body is slow roasted on a spit.  But if I sell my own plasma or sperm, I can make $50 per week or more for my blood (for twice a week), and up to $1,500 per month for my sperm. ($125 every 3 days, are you kidding me?). But I can’t...
  • FL: Be careful what you say to 911

    07/30/2015 5:41:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    What you say on 911 is recorded.  It can and will be used against you in a court of law.  My friend and publisher of numerous books on gun laws, Alan Korwin, says that in the vast majority of cases where people involved in self defense scenarios end up in serious legal difficulties, it is what they said on 911 that got them into trouble.  He expounds on this in his book "After You Shoot".   In a recent case in Florida, both male participants made errors.  One is dead and one has been charged.         I...
  • Thousands will die as Obama continues to throw our allies to the wolves in Kurdistan

    07/30/2015 5:36:03 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/29/2015 | Rebel Media
    Ezra Levan of TheRebel.Media reports yet another example of Obama's inept and dangerous negotiating skills as he sacrifices the Kurds in order to have the right to do what he has a right to do anyway. Even though Turkey is a member of NATO, they hate the Kurds more than they oppose the Islamic State terrorists. Obama has just given the Islamic government of Turkey permission to attack our allies in Kurdistan, who are the only liberal Muslims in the region. Obama will be gone in eighteen months but in the meantime, thousands will die as he continues to throw...
  • The absolute worst advice we give to Americans struggling to pay rent

    07/30/2015 1:38:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | July 22, 2015 | Hanna Brooks Olsen
    In urban centers around the country, rental prices are soaring. Cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and New York City routinely report double-digit increases that make it nearly impossible for residents to make ends meet. But it’s not just dwellers of those metropolitan areas who are having a hard time paying the rent. According to a report out this week from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, more than half of renters in America are considered to be financially burdened by their rent, meaning that they spend more than 30 percent of their income just on where they live. High...
  • The Obama/Jarrett Plan For Re-election In 2016

    07/29/2015 3:52:03 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 28 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-29-15 | James Raider
    Addressing a gaggle of dictators comprising the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Obama feigned a weak lament that although he considered himself a good president, he could not run again. That pesky thing called a Constitution that his Administration has trampled on for six years was in the way.  "I cannot run again.  I can't run again," he sighed.  Having suffered headaches from listening to a lack of veracity in his pronouncements over the years, I thought, something's not right here.  What has he really done? The answer was simple.  My sense is that the strategy to retain power was likely developed during the...
  • Yowza! . . You Go Girl!!

    07/29/2015 1:04:26 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 30 replies
    One America News Network ^ | July 18, 2015 | Tomi Lahren
    This Lady has the Guts to say on the air what we’ve all known for some time!! Hooray for her!! Just Excellent! http://youtu.be/Y8Q0MMHwx4k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8Q0MMHwx4k
  • Mr. President, you are a [profanity] liar.

    07/29/2015 12:42:42 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-29-15 | DrJohn
      Barack Obama is a fundamentally dishonest man. I have stated here repeatedly that I believe him to be a sociopath- not unlike Frank Underwood in House of Cards and I am more convinced of it every time Obama speaks. His endless lying about the ACA is the stuff of legend but what really stands out is his sheer audacious mendacity. When asked if he mislead the country about the ACA, Obama said unequivocally: “No. I did not.” Barack Obama is a bald faced liar.  And he just can't stop. The other night Obama appeared on the TV show of...
  • Boehner unlikely to golf again with Obama

    07/29/2015 11:59:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he is unlikely to hit the golf links any time soon with President Obama because people get “bent out of shape." “The President has suggested, ‘Hey, do you think it is too much trouble to play golf again?’ ” he said in excerpts of an interview on the Golf Channel airing Monday. “I have to look at him and say, ‘Yes, because everybody gets bent out of shape worried about what we are up to, when all we are really going to do is just play golf.’ ” The avid golfer dished on his 2011...
  • DoD Stands by Its Policy of Barring Personnel from Carrying Arms [semi-satire]

    07/29/2015 11:04:11 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 July 2015 | John Semmens
    Despite the mass murder of personnel at a Chattanooga, Tennessee military recruiting office by Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez last week, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter rejected suggestions that on-duty armed forces members be allowed to carry guns. “Sad as we all are for the tragic loss experienced in Tennessee, arming our soldiers and sailors is not the answer,” Carter adamantly declared. “Turning a crime scene into a war zone by arming our men escalates the situation and could lead to even greater loss of life.” Carter also contended that having military personnel go about carrying weapons “would unduly frighten the general...
  • PA Democrat indicted on fed racketeering charges - Pelosi praises for commitment to middle class

    07/29/2015 10:53:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes and Mike Lillis
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) has been indicted on dozens of federal charges surrounding his unsuccessful run for Philadelphia mayor in 2007, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday. The 11-term Democrat, along with four associates, was indicted on 29 federal counts, including bribery, money laundering, falsification of records and multiple counts of bank fraud, among other charges. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said Fattah and the others "embarked on a wide-ranging conspiracy involving bribery, concealment of unlawful campaign contributions and theft of charitable and federal funds to advance their own personal interests.” “When elected officials betray the trust and...
  • Trump’s ‘da Man!

    07/29/2015 8:49:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/29/15 | Ed Wood
    I do realize that everyone from Charles Krauthammer to the recently escaped Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, is “piling on” Donald Trump for his straight-forward remarks. Well, being the contrarian that I am, I am going to come down on the side of Mr. Trump! Do I like him? No. Never have. I don’t like his swagger, his cockiness, his arrogance. And I certainly don’t care for that mop of comb-over fake hair. But they say the difference between egotism and self-assurance is the ability to produce. By any measure, he Donald Trump Donald Trump certainly wins that contest, both...
  • MI: Disabled Vet Apprehends Criminal; Cited for Shots in Air (video)

    07/29/2015 8:05:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the limits to the legal use of deadly force was illustrated by a recent incident in Detroit, Michigan.  A disabled veteran caught a robbery suspect, and attempted to hold him for police.  After about five minutes, the suspect ran away.  The vet shot in the air in an attempt to stop the suspect, but it did not work.  From clickondetroit.com(with video): "The criminal hit me with something in the back of my head," the veteran said. He did not want to be named in this story. The robber was trying to steal the man's gold chain. He...
  • Expelling Mankind Won't Make Earth A Paradise

    07/29/2015 7:11:36 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/24/2015 | Jack Spencer
    Millions in this country and elsewhere are saddled with a false premise about the natural world., which has become the lens through which they view themselves and all mankind. It is the misperception that the Earth was a small blue and green paradise until humankind came along and began spoiling it. The truth is that the Earth has always been a place of breathtaking beauty, kaleidoscopic variety, nearly infinite dangers and cruel hard realities. In the natural world, a sip of sparkling clear surface water can cause any number of bacteria-induced deadly diseases; a scratch from a thorn-bush can lead...
  • Are You a "Cuckservative"? Take This Simple Quiz to Find Out!

    07/29/2015 6:39:13 AM PDT · by IChing · 70 replies
    Misadventures in Diversity ^ | 7/29/15 | Donald Joy
    In case you’re a bit late to the party, there’s a new and important political meme spreading, a game-changing litmus test for fortunes on the Right. Some are still scratching their heads over what it’s all about, this #cuckservative thing. I’m here to help sort it out. Do you loudly crow about how morally reprehensible it is for anyone to say that Dylann Roof expressed legitimate grievances in his manifesto, but see black men raping white women and murdering whites by the thousands as just sociological effects, about which we should only whisper? Do you think those who advocate for...
  • Trump Has It Backwards: White Criminals Stole from Mexicans

    07/07/2015 7:45:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Talking Points memo's TPM Cafe ^ | July 7, 2015 | Professor Ben Railton
    In recent days, despite substantial business and financial losses, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has doubled down on his anti-Mexican rhetoric. Along with repeating his claims about rapists and criminals, Trump added the argument that “tremendous infectious disease is pouring across the border,” among other extreme assertions. While many of Trump’s fellow GOP presidential hopefuls have worked to distance themselves from his xenophobia, Senator Ted Cruz has supported Trump. And prominent right-wing media leaders have likewise expressed their agreement, from Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity to Ann Coulter, whose most recent book, Adios America!, is an extended, xenophobic diatribe against...
  • Hump-Day Humor

    07/29/2015 2:14:01 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 July 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Rabbi Responds To NYU Professor Who Calls Trump The Next Hitler

    07/28/2015 7:25:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 28, 2015 | Emmakristina Sveen
    Rabbi Ari Hier — the Campus Outreach Coordinator at a Holocaust research human rights organization — had the perfect response to the New York University (NYU) professor who has claimed that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a contemporary Adolf Hitler. Arthur Caplan, a left-leaning Bioethics professor at NYU, co-authored an article on Poynter (as well as tweets incessantly) about the “dangerous” and “proto-Hitlerite” Donald Trump — jumping on the bandwagon of tax-payer funded educators who equate Republican presidential candidates to Germany’s radical mass-murderer and dictator. Caplan, also NYU’s Director of Medical Ethics, predicted that while it’s easy to say...
  • Bernie Sanders: Open Borders is a ‘Right-Wing Proposal’

    07/28/2015 6:30:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    In a recent interview, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called open borders a “right-wing proposal” and vocalized his opposition to an open borders policy. On July 16, Sanders sat down with Vox’s Ezra Klein for an interview. During the interview, Klein asked Sanders about his identification as a socialist and its implications for his policy positions. […] At one point during the conversation, Klein began to ask Sanders, “You said being a democratic socialist means a more international view. I think if you take global poverty that seriously, it leads you to conclusions that in the US are considered...
  • OK: Couple Honored for Bravery in Fighting Invaders

    07/28/2015 12:31:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Eddie and Cindy Gilmore, of  Marshall County, Oklahoma, were given an award for fighting back against armed home invaders in March of this year.   Four masked and armed invaders broke into their home and took Cindy hostage before Eddie accessed a pistol and started shooting.   He wounded two of the invaders before they fled, leaving him and Cindy unharmed.  From kten.com: The Gilmores are being recognized for how they handled a break-in that happened at their home back in march.  The night of the incident three people broke into their home with the intent to rob them, but the...
  • IRS Targeting of Conservatives Blamed on “Inadequate Funding” [semi-satire]

    07/28/2015 10:22:49 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 July 2015 | John Semmens
    In addition to harassing conservative activist groups it also was discovered that the IRS has been using these groups’ donor lists to select which taxpayers will be subjected to audits. President Obama blamed the Republican Congress for this outcome, saying that “if they weren’t so stingy with the agency’s budget this might not have had to happen. Ideally, the IRS should audit everybody’s tax returns, but this would require more employees and a bigger budget. Faced with the necessity to limit the number of returns it audits, the IRS made a reasonable decision to narrow the scope of its efforts.”...