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  • Dollar Store Defends Post-Child Porn Firing

    09/04/2015 8:37:55 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 7 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | September 4, 2015 | MOLLY WILLMS
    MILWAUKEE (CN) - Dollar General fired a man convicted of possessing graphic child pornography, only to have Wisconsin officials upbraid it for discrimination, the store claims in court. The Vonnegutian tale appears in a petition filed Thursday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court by Dolgen, the parent company of a Dollar General on South 27th Street that hired Michael Ionetz as its manager in May 2010. One month on the job, Ionetz was charged with 22 counts of child pornography, Dolgen says. The company's complaint gives a sickening account of the data that the state claimed to have found on Ionetz's...
  • Clintons personally paid State Department staffer to maintain server

    09/04/2015 8:22:48 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    WashingtonPost.com ^ | 9/4/15 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Carol D. Leonnig
    Hillary Rodham Clinton and her family personally paid a State Department staffer to maintain the private e-mail server she used while heading the agency, according to an official from Clinton’s presidential campaign. The unusual arrangement helped Clinton retain personal control over the system that she used for her public and private duties and that has emerged as an issue for her campaign. But, according to the campaign official, it also ensured that taxpayer dollars were not spent on a private server that was shared by Clinton, her husband and their daughter as well as aides to the former president.
  • Feds Spend $236,517 for Cellphone Game to Teach 11-Year-Old Kenyans How to Use Condoms

    09/04/2015 8:15:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/4/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending over $200,000 to create a mobile game that will teach young teens in Kenya to use condoms.The game also seeks to “educate very young adolescents” about HIV and “harmful gender norms.”“The overall goal of the proposed project is to contribute to reductions in HIV incidence among youth in sub- Saharan Africa,” according to the NIH grant. “The objective of our proposed study is to advance that goal by developing, building and pilot-testing an interactive electronic game for preadolescents that will be informed by socio-behavioral and pedagogical theories, evidence-based practice, and unique formative...
  • Meet Europe’s Unlikely Champion For Resisting A Wave Of Migrants [Viktor Orban]

    09/04/2015 8:03:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/15 | Blake Neff
    An unlikely leader has emerged in Europe to represent those who oppose the European Union’s moves to accept a growing deluge of African and Middle Eastern migrants into the continent: the prime minister of tiny Hungary.Viktor Orban, the head of Hungary’s conservative Fidesz party, is very publicly defying European Union officials who have called upon the continent to accept a wave of hundreds of thousands of migrants from countries like Syria, Libya, and South Sudan.In a Thursday speech in Brussels, where the European Parliament is based, Orban pointed out that many migrants currently reaching Europe are hardly coming straight from...
  • EXCLUSIVE: New York 2015 - FOUR THOUSAND sleeping on the streets, 80 homeless encampments in the...

    09/04/2015 7:49:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    9/04/15 | Shekhar Bhatia
    EXCLUSIVE: New York 2015 - FOUR THOUSAND sleeping on the streets, 80 homeless encampments in the city and beggars making $75 a day as arrests for panhandling and street drinking plunge They are sleeping in front of the Empire State building, sprawled in front of the doors of Macy's, and panhandling outside Grand Central. New York is in the grip of a homeless epidemic so bad that it has raised fears of the city slipping back into the disorder of the 1970s and 1980s. The city's police chief this week said that as many as 4,000 people are now sleeping...
  • Jindal to Trump: 'Can't make America great again by throwing Christians in jail'

    09/04/2015 7:49:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/4/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal hit Donald Trump on the front-running presidential candidate's response to the ongoing debate about the jailing of the Kentucky clerk who refused marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Trump had discussed the punishment Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis faced for disobeying the law on MSNBC. "I hate to see her put in jail," Trump told MSNBC. "[But] the Supreme Court has ruled. That's the law of the land." Sensing an opportunity on the campaign trail, Jindal rebuked The Donald in a series of tweets, exclaiming, "You can't make America great again by throwing Christians in jail.""I understand...
  • Hillary's poll numbers continue to tank as she hasn't been this unpopular since 1992 – when...

    09/04/2015 7:28:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/04/15 | David Martosko
    Hillary's poll numbers continue to tank as she hasn't been this unpopular since 1992 – when the Cold War officially ended and 'End of The Road' was the top song Hillary Clinton's credibility troubles with voters have put her 'favorability' poll numbers in nearly unprecedented doldrums, with just 41 per cent of Americans saying they have a positive view of her. The last time her numbers were that dismal was 1992, the year her husband won the presidency. The Gallup Poll attributed that poor showing on Friday to 'the public's lack of familiarity with her, rather than any kind of...
  • Hillary fumes at Trump for attacking her closest aide Huma

    09/04/2015 7:26:36 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 61 replies
    September 3, 2015 | By J. TAYLOR RUSHING
    Full title:.."Hillary fumes at Trump for attacking her closest aide Huma as she accuses billionaire of 'innuendo, conspiracy theories and defaming people' 'Loose talks, threats, insults...they have consequences,' Hillary says of Trump
  • THE BIG PICTURE: A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE OF FIRST PRINCIPLES

    09/04/2015 7:15:23 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 3 replies
    Self ^ | Robert J. Seyko
    THE BIG PICTURE: A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE OF FIRST PRINCIPLES I’ve always been a “big picture” kinda guy. I would rather read a general overview of history rather than a detailed analysis of the Battle of the Bulge. I would prefer reading a concise, insightful summary of human nature rather than the most in-depth study of child development. I would prefer watching a Discovery Channel program on The Big Bang than one on the solar system. For me, the Big Picture is just more fun to think about than the little stuff. My approach to the presidential debates is no different....
  • Bankrupt 50 Cent seeks court's permission to pay basic bills for his lavish mansion...

    09/04/2015 6:56:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/04/15 | Caitlin O'toole
    Bankrupt 50 Cent seeks court's permission to pay basic bills for his lavish mansion... which costs 72K a month to maintain Bankrupt 50 Cent has asked the court to let him keep paying the bills for the upkeep of his lavish mansion. The entertainer, real name Curtis Jackson III, ususally shells out $72,000 in monthly expenses at his Connecticut estate. But after filing for bankruptcy in July, the 40-year-old rapper must now get court permission to pay all bills, no matter how basic, reportsTMZ.
  • Thirty Government Officials In North Carolina Are Now All Refusing To Conduct Homosexual Marriages

    09/04/2015 6:50:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/4/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    Thirty North Carolina magistrates in North Carolina are all refusing to conduct homosexual “marriages.” According to the report: More than 30 magistrates in North Carolina have refused to perform weddings. But thanks to a new state law, they were able to do so legally.Right after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June, the state passed a law allowing officials to opt out of performing all marriages.The law exempts court officials with a “sincerely held religious objection” and is designed for those opposing gay marriage.The law’s original sponsor, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, said it’s probably preventing situations like...
  • Gay-Rights Attorney on Jailed Kentucky Clerk: ‘We Don’t Want to Make Her a Martyr’ [of course]

    09/04/2015 6:37:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/4/15 | Dave Urbanski
    As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr. Martin Luther King.Around the country, other supporters reached for Biblical heroes, comparing her to Silas and Daniel, imprisoned for their faith and rescued by God.It’s precisely the narrative gay rights advocates had hoped to avoid. But as Davis’ mug shot rocketed around the Internet, it became clear that the gay rights movement must battle the idea that Christianity is under siege, said Kenneth Upton, senior counsel for Lambda Legal, a law firm specializing...
  • Oregon Judge May Lose Job For Refusing To Perform Same-Sex Marriages

    09/04/2015 5:54:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/15 | Casey Harper
    A spokesman for the Oregon judge refusing to marry same-sex couples told The Daily Caller News Foundation the judge may lose his job, though he thinks that is unlikely.“It could range all the way from dismissal of the complaint up to removal and anything in between,” Oregon judge Vance Day’s spokesman Patrick Korten told TheDCNF. “You could call [removal from office] the nuclear option, highly doubtful.”Day stopped performing marriages in March and asked his staff to kindly refer couples to other judges. Now he’s under investigation by the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness And Disability over whether he is still...
  • 24,914,000 Foreign-Born Workers Employed While Native-Born Lose Jobs

    09/04/2015 5:31:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/4/15 | Ali Meyer
    While the number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs increased in August, the number of employed native-born workers fell, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).There were 24,914,000 foreign-born individuals employed in August, up 204,000 from the previous month. According to the BLS, a foreign-born worker may be undocumented because the data does not distinguish between legal or illegal immigrants.“The foreign-born include legally-admitted immigrants, refugees, temporary residents such as students and temporary workers, and undocumented immigrants. The survey does not separately identify the numbers of persons in these categories,” according to the BLS.While employment increased for...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz 'Not Afraid to Stand Alone' on Iran Deal [broken clock alert]

    09/04/2015 5:28:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 9/4/15 | Steven Dennis
    Wasserman Schultz says she will make her decision on the Iran deal with her “Jewish heart.” (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)Under siege on multiple fronts and with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. at her side, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz declared Thursday she’s not afraid to stand alone on the Iran deal.The Florida Democrat faces calls for her resignation from her perch atop the DNC from party activists who worry the relatively skimpy debate schedule could be seen tilting the scales for front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton and for her potential apostasy when it comes to supporting...
  • [VA] Judge denies transgender student’s request to use boys’ bathroom

    09/04/2015 5:23:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/4/15 | Julie Zauzmer
    A federal judge has denied a transgender teenager’s request to allow him to use the same bathroom as his peers at his public school in Virginia. Instead, the judge ruled Friday, the teenager must continue using a separate, private bathroom that he has said makes him feel “singled out and humiliated.” Gavin Grimm, a teenage boy who was born female, used the boys’ bathroom for seven weeks with no problem, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought a lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board on his behalf. But then parents heard about the teen using the boys’...
  • Joe Biden Thinks China Is in North America… It’s a Good Thing He’s a Democrat (VIDEO)

    09/04/2015 5:12:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/04/15 | Jim Hoft
    Veep Joe Biden thinks China is in North America. It’s a good thing this clown is a Democrat or he’d never live this down.
  • Donald Trump's Hardcore Hater

    09/04/2015 4:43:28 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 54 replies
    CNN.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Chris Moody and Alex Lee
    Tallahassee, Florida (CNN)To Donald Trump's supporters, the real estate mogul-turned-presidential candidate is a refreshing reprieve from politics-as-usual, a man who shuns political correctness and the status quo. To Rick Wilson, a longtime Republican political consultant who has spent the past few months waging war on Trump's candidacy, The Donald is something else entirely. In Wilson's words, Trump is a "cancer," an "epic douche canoe," a "statist" with "a little delicious hint of fascism in the mix" whose presidential nomination will spell apocalypse for the Republican Party. And that's just the printable stuff.
  • Cruz circulating 'defund Planned Parenthood' letter

    09/04/2015 4:40:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/4/15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) plans to send a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) early next week urging him not to schedule a vote on legislation that continues to fund Planned Parenthood.“In light of recent and horrific revelations that Planned Parenthood is trafficking in fetal tissue and body parts from abortions, we urge you not to schedule or facilitate the consideration of any legislation that authorizes or appropriates federal dollars for Planned Parenthood," reads a draft of Cruz's letter, which was obtained by The Hill.The Washington Post first reported on the letter's existence. The GOP presidential candidate, who...
  • Obama, Saudi King put warm gloss over differences

    09/04/2015 4:40:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 9/4/15 | Andrew Beatty
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed Saudi Arabia's King Salman for a long-delayed first White House summit marked by warm public words, amid clashing views on Middle Eastern crises. Obama made the rare move of greeting the 79-year-old monarch at the doors of the White House, as he hailed the "longstanding friendship" between the two countries. Salman's inaugural visit as king -- originally scheduled for May and canceled by Riyadh -- had been billed as a way of putting relations back on a more stable footing. In the Oval Office, Obama was effusive, saying he wanted...
  • utherans call for 200,000 refugees to be admitted to US in 2016 including 100,000 Syrians

    09/04/2015 3:23:04 PM PDT · by robowombat · 54 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 4, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Lutherans call for 200,000 refugees to be admitted to US in 2016 including 100,000 Syrians Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 4, 2015 A reader has just alerted us to yet another federal refugee contractor, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), one-upping the other two contractors we have reported on, here and here both demanding that Obama admit 65,000 Syrians in FY2016. We thought those were outrageous demands! Linda-Hartke-square-headshot-for-blog1-290x300 Linda Hartke, CEO of LIRS, sent out the urgent e-mail to their members. LIRS is approximately 97% funded with your tax dollars! https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/how-much-of-your-tax-dollars-are-the-federal-refugee-resettlement-contractors-receiving/ But get this….. LIRS wants 100,000 Syrians! Either...
  • Mayor defends same-sex marriages [Gavin Newsom 2004]

    09/04/2015 3:20:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    CNN.COM ^ | 22 FEBRUARY 2004 | CNN.COM
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged Newsom to obey the law.
  • What we are seeing in Europe is the hijra

    09/04/2015 3:19:42 PM PDT · by robowombat · 27 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 4, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Frontpage magazine: What we are seeing in Europe is the hijra Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 4, 2015 Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch has penned an excellent piece describing how what we are seeing in Europe is not a spontaneous wave of humanity simply looking for a better life, but in fact we are seeing the hijra—emigration for the cause of Allah. hijra Is the hijra coming to America? I think it is already here and I wrote about it. (Published by the Center for Security Policy and available at Amazon) Remember how former Libyan leader Col. Gaddafi famously...
  • US Boosts Efforts to Help Syrian Refugees

    09/04/2015 3:13:37 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    VOA News ^ | September 03, 2015 9:16 PM | Pamela Dockins
    US Boosts Efforts to Help Syrian Refugees Pamela Dockins September 03, 2015 9:16 PM STATE DEPARTMENT— The State Department said Thursday that the U.S. had stepped up efforts to process Syrian refugees seeking admission to the United States. Spokesman Mark Toner said the total number of Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. since the start of the country’s crisis in 2011 was expected to reach about 1,800 by the end of October. He commented after photographs emerged showing the body of a 3-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned off the coast of Greece. The child’s mother and brother were also among...
  • Analysts: Beijing Parade a 'Bazaar' of Stolen Technology

    09/04/2015 3:08:03 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    VOA News ^ | September 04, 2015 7:10 AM | Saibal Dasgupta
    Analysts: Beijing Parade a 'Bazaar' of Stolen Technology Military vehicles carry DF-5B intercontinental ballistic missiles during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Sept. 3, 2015. Military vehicles carry DF-5B intercontinental ballistic missiles during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Sept. 3, 2015. China Showcases Military Strength at WWII Parade China Parade Draws Putin, but Few Other Major World Leaders Beijing Readies for Massive WWII Military Parade Disappointing Report on China's...
  • Vets Died Waiting for VA to Process Huge Paperwork Backlog

    09/04/2015 2:51:33 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | September 04, 2015 | Michael Tennant
    The Veterans Administration (VA) has an enormous backlog of paperwork, and as a result, hundreds of thousands of veterans have died waiting for the VA to process their records. Meanwhile, over 10,000 records were deleted without processing, and the employees responsible were not disciplined. Those are the conclusions of a new report from the VA’s inspector general (IG). At the request of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the IG undertook an investigation of a series of allegations made against the VA. The IG substantiated the allegations with only minor caveats.
  • U.S. Communities Targeted for “Blue Zone” Social Engineering

    09/04/2015 2:47:04 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | September 04, 2015 | Alex Newman
    In government schools across America in communities being targeted to become “Blue Zones,” children may soon be chanting “Hara Hachi Bu” before eating their lunch — at least between the data-mining and intrusive scoring to determine “progress” in their physical, mental, and spiritual “well being.” The Japanese phrase, associated with the Eastern religion of Confucianism, translates roughly to “eat until you are 80 percent full.” Parents, meanwhile, will receive wide-ranging instructions covering everything from the food they eat and the “tribe” they associate with to the location in their home designated for sexual activity and even the size of their...
  • Petition to the White House: Bring in 65,000 mostly Muslim Syrians to live permanently in US!

    09/04/2015 2:21:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Sept 4, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Petition to the White House: Bring in 65,000 mostly Muslim Syrians to live permanently in US! by Ann Corcoran Editor: I know some of you who have subscribed to RRW don't like getting too many e-mails in one day, but honestly this issue is reaching a fever-pitch and we must at least try to keep up with the news being driven by the events in Europe and the uptick in lobbying activity by Obama's federal refugee contractors as they push for massive numbers of refugees, especially Syrians, to be admitted to the US in fiscal year 2016 which begins on...
  • Latinos plan anti-Trump rally in Dallas, ahead of Trump visit

    09/04/2015 2:14:28 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 68 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/415 | Dianne Solis
    The Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump just announced he’s coming to Dallas on Sept. 14th for a rally with his supporters at the American Airlines sports arena. But this Labor Day, an anti-Trump, warm-up reception of sorts is planned at the Dallas City Hall plaza at 1 p.m. It’s organized by Carlos Quintanilla, a Chicago native who has been active in many political and immigration causes in North Texas. He’s calling it “Un Día Sin Trump,” a word play on the satirical movie A Day Without A Mexican.
  • National Welcoming Week part of PR campaign to soften public up for 65,000 Syrians

    09/04/2015 2:05:14 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 4, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    National Welcoming Week part of PR campaign to soften public up for 65,000 Syrians Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 4, 2015 I don’t think it is any coincidence that community organizers at Welcoming America have chosen mid September to put on “welcoming” events across the country. They know that this is the month when Obama will tell Congress how many refugees will be admitted in FY2016 which begins October 1st. Red Green axis In his book describing the agenda to erase America, James Simpson goes into greater detail about the insidious community organizers at ‘Welcoming America.’ As we have...
  • Is Emanuel building a loophole into his gigantic tax hike? ( Chicago )

    09/04/2015 2:00:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | September 04, 2015 | GREG HINZ
    Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel preparing to exempt some homeowners from his big new property tax? A series of fascinating signals is emanating from City Hall that suggest, to ease passage of his $500 million plan through the City Council, the mayor indeed is preparing a plan—being dubbed internally the "bungalow belt exemption"—to give a break to owners of middle-income residences. No figures are available as to exactly who would be covered. The Emanuel administration is in high message-control mode since word of the pending tax hike leaked out earlier in the week, with the mayor apparently trying to float ideas...
  • US Labor Dept. employment charts reveal no jobs recovery for native born Americans,

    09/04/2015 1:58:47 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Citizen Wells ^ | Sept 4, 2015
    US Labor Dept. employment charts reveal no jobs recovery for native born Americans, September 4, 2015, Low wage part time jobs going to immigrants, Business Insider warning from 2011, Economic flows provided through unemployment checks food stamps FDR style spending Posted on September 4, 2015 | 10 Comments US Labor Dept. employment charts reveal no jobs recovery for native born Americans, September 4, 2015, Low wage part time jobs going to immigrants, Business Insider warning from 2011, Economic flows provided through unemployment checks food stamps FDR style spending “In December 2014 there were 18 million immigrants (legal and illegal) living...
  • 11 Year Old Thwarts Home Invasion With A Gun, Cops Criticize Mother

    09/04/2015 1:17:56 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 4, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    An 11-year-old boy shoots an almost 17-year-old who had broken into his home, saving his 4-year-old sister and scaring away another burglar. The burglars repeatedly tried to break into the home, finally succeeding on their third attempt. The mother apparently purchased the handgun because of several previous attempted break-ins of her home. One can only imagine the relief that the mother had that her children were safe. Yet, the reaction from police and authorities was to question why the gun was so easily accessible. Police Sargent Brian Schellman told KTVI in St. Louis: “Just seems at this point that any...
  • Just a Reminder, Judge Dunning's office phone is 859-392-7907

    09/04/2015 1:14:50 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 16 replies
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    Keep the pressure on Judge Dunning until the political prisoner is freed! 859-392-7907
  • Predictable Political Maneuverings: Two Weeks Ago We Dispatched A Warning About Hugh Hewitt

    09/04/2015 12:53:55 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 116 replies
    The Last Refuge - Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 3, 2015 | Sundance
    ...Thus two weeks ago we dispatched a warning about Hugh Hewitt specifically:Politics as an industry – Salem Communications [radio talk show (Hewitt), Red State (Erickson), now also Twitchy (Malkin), Hot Air (McCain), NRO, Townhall, Human Events, Bearing Arms etc.] has the same general ideological world view as Jeb Bush, George Will, Rupert Murdoch, Wall Street Journal, etc. UPDATE: As if on cue – Salem Communications, Via Hot Air, publishes a “compare and contrast” article pushing the GOPe Carly Fiorina – as savior angle. LINK HERE Salem Communications owns both Hot Air and Hugh Hewitt. See how they roll? Shorter: “the...
  • Judge Won't Divorce Straight Couple Because Gay Marriage Is Legal

    09/04/2015 12:42:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 34 replies
    HufPo ^ | 09-03-2015 | Simon McCormack
    "The conclusion reached by this Court is that Tennesseans have been deemed by the U.S. Supreme Court to be incompetent to define and address such keystone/central institutions such as marriage, and, thereby, at minimum, contested divorces," Atherton wrote in his decision last week. "With the U.S. Supreme Court having defined what must be recognized as a marriage, it would appear that Tennessee’s judiciary must now await the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court last to what is not a marriage, or better stated, when a marriage is no longer a marriage," he added.
  • A Conservative Viewpoint of Kim Davis

    09/04/2015 11:49:31 AM PDT · by 2banana · 16 replies
    2banana | 9/4/2015 | 2banana
    #1 Kim Davis was elected to her position. Just like obama. And when obama ignores laws (and even makes up laws he wished he had) the left cheers. Same with the democrat mayors of Sanctuary Cities who ignore the law. Why are they not in jail? #2 Gay marriage is not a “law.” It is four unelected left wing progressive supreme court justices and one who leans left behaving as tyrants. Is this really how we want the most important and controversial laws to be enacted and imposed on us? Now imagine five Dick Cheneys on the bench. #3 See...
  • Migrants Fleeing Hungary Start a Long March Toward Germany

    09/04/2015 11:24:13 AM PDT · by Theoria · 70 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04 Sept 2015 | Dan Bilefsky
    Haggard and defiant, a large number of migrants marched from the Keleti train station in Budapest toward Germany on Friday, pledging to walk 300 miles rather than remain in a country where they are not welcome.“This is going to go down in history,” said Rami Hassoun, an Egyptian migrant from Alexandria who was helping corral the crowds on a six-lane highway, where the migrants were being watched by the police.The police put the number of migrants who were walking at 500, but photographs from the scene and eyewitness accounts suggested the figure was at least twice that.Other migrants remained locked...
  • College Debt is the New Normal

    09/04/2015 11:08:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 3, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    *Professorial types are excited by a plan, courtesy of Michael L. Hays of New Mexico, to solve the college debt crisis. The irony is, it would put the onus of responsibility for college loans on some of the most irresponsible institutions in the United States today—colleges and local and state governments. “We need to put college funding on a sensible basis,” Hayes, a PhD, writes. “The government should not lend money indiscriminately to anyone who wants it for college: serious students, students unsure of their purposes, students for whom college is a substitute for unemployment, students who want a two-...
  • Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system

    09/04/2015 10:45:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 112 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/4/15 | Ken Thomas - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009. .. she was immediately confronted by a number of global hotspots after joining the new Obama administration as its top diplomat .. "You know, I was not thinking a lot when I got in. There was so much work to be done. We had so many problems around the world," Clinton said. "I didn't really...
  • Trump, After Republican Pledge, Breaks From Pack On Iran, Gay Marriage [What A LetDown!!]

    09/04/2015 10:37:26 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 132 replies
    YahooNews ^ | September 4, 2015 | Susan Heavey
    Trump, After Republican Pledge, Breaks From Pack On Iran, Gay Marriage By Susan Heavey. WASHINGTON - Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday broke away from stances held by many of his rivals on issues ranging from the Iran nuclear deal to the gay marriage fight in Kentucky. Trump's statements in a lengthy interview on MSNBC came one day after signing the party's loyalty pledge. He called the Iran nuclear agreement "a disastrous deal" and "a horrible contract," but said he would work with it. Many of the 16 other Republicans seeking the party's nomination for the 2016 presidential...
  • Trump on Kim Davis: I hate to see her being sent to jail but the law is the law

    09/04/2015 9:57:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 257 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    We’re in a weird place as a party when Trump, the would-be strongman who’s going to smash sclerotic American government as we know it, is more of a “rule of law” guy than Ted Cruz is. And way, way more of one than Mike Huckabee is.Trump prefers an accommodation in which gay couples can get their licenses, as the Obergefell ruling requires, and Davis can opt out so that she’s not involved in something that violates her religious beliefs. But she doesn’t want to opt out. She wants to force the whole office to opt out by forbidding her...
  • New Navy Uniforms Unveiled With Fewer Coveralls:Obsolete Styles Discontinued For US

    09/04/2015 9:45:06 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 15 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 03 2015 3:14 PM EDT | By Jess McHugh
    The United States Navy announced that it will be phasing out certain out-of-date styles and items of the working uniform through Oct. 1 and introducing other new styles, the military publication Stars and Stripes reported Tuesday. Authorities said they wanted to update the uniform using new technology and limit the number of items a sailor needs to buy each year, and to keep the seabag each person brings onboard a naval ship as light as possible. The most significant change was to the Navy coveralls, eliminating the blue set except for work that would soil other uniforms. Officials had already...
  • Is it too late to get the government out of marriage?

    09/04/2015 9:42:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Rand Paul articulated a path forward after Obergefell that would provide equal treatment under the law while preserving the free exercise of religion, which is to get government out of the marriage business. “All Americans have the right to contract,” Paul wrote, and enforcing contracts falls clearly within the purview of government. By defining social constructs, Paul warns, creates “a danger that a government that involves itself in every nook and cranny of our lives won’t now enforce definitions that conflict with sincerely felt religious convictions of others.”Indeed, and this is one reason among several that I have...
  • Folks, you’re missing the point about the Kentucky clerk’s jail sentence

    09/04/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by onyx · 46 replies
    AllenWest.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Allen West
    And so it begins. Sadly, it seems America has truly forgotten the intent of Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury (CT) Baptist Convention on the subject of separation of church and state. It was Jefferson’s intent to not have in America a head of state who was also head of church, ala King Henry VIII and the establishment of the Church of England. Jefferson didn’t want the state to establish religion that would lead to state persecution of religious freedom — the reason why the Pilgrims came to America. That’s why the First Amendment to our US Constitution states,...
  • A tally of how Jewish lawmakers are voting on the Iran deal (majority of Jewish Dems now support)

    09/04/2015 8:36:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    JTA ^ | LAST UPDATED: Sept. 4, 2015 | Ron Kampeas
    There are 28 Jewish members of Congress: 26 Democrats, one independent who caucuses with the Democrats and one Republican. Nine of them are senators and 19 are representatives. Fourteen back the Iran deal, seven oppose it and seven are undecided. Backing the deal Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., elected 1992, retiring next year. Democratic chief deputy whip, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., elected 1992. Ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., elected 2008. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., elected 2006. Caucuses with Democrats, running for president. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, appointed...
  • Roger Stone: Trump-Carson's a 'Pretty Attractive Ticket'

    09/04/2015 8:20:55 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/4/15 | Bill Hoffman
    The GOP is powerless to stop Trump and his populist campaign anyway, Stone believes. "Donald Trump has struck fear in the hearts of the political establishment, both Republican and Democrat in this country, because he's promising real reform, he can't be bought, and he can't be bullied," he said. While noting that the three leading GOP candidates – Trump, physician Ben Carson, and businesswoman Carly Fiorina — are all political outsiders, Stone proposed a ticket involving two of them. "Now that I think if it, Trump-Carson is a pretty attractive ticket," he said.
  • Here are the Presidential Candidate's Stance on the Jailing of Kim Davis

    09/04/2015 8:02:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Various Sites | VANITY
    For those of you who want to know how each GOP Presidential candidate publicly stands on the Kim Davis/Gay Marriage issue, here is a guide. BOBBY JINDAL Bobby Jindal Defends Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis QUOTE: "In America, You should be able to keep your job and follow your conscience." MIKE HUCKABEE Mike Huckabee offers support to Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue gay marriage licenses TED CRUZ Ted Cruz: 'I Stand With Kim Davis' JEB BUSH "[Davis] is sworn to uphold the law and it seems to me there ought to be common ground, there ought to be big enough...
  • Revealed! Inside Look at Why GOP Won't Fight Obama

    09/04/2015 7:38:22 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 59 replies
    wnd.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – Why won’t Republican leadership in Congress fight President Obama? It’s the question that frustrates 75 percent of GOP voters and an issue that has likely helped Donald Trump skyrocket in the polls. Now, WND has obtained a revealing look into the thought process of the congressional Republican elite during a candid email exchange with a Senate leadership aide. It showed why GOP leadership is apparently so reluctant to effectively confront Obama on such key issues as defunding executive amnesty, Obamacare and Planned Parenthood. The dialogue also revealed why Republican leadership employs a strategy of confronting the president with...
  • Kentucky marriage law

    09/04/2015 7:33:37 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 53 replies
    Kentucky state government ^ | Kentucky legislature
    As usual, there is a great deal of chatter about the law without anyone actually knowing what it actually _says_. Follow the link and read the Kentucky statutes on marriage. Note that these have not yet been repealed/vacated, certain prohibitions remain in place, and insofar as SCOTUS issued a ruling declaring such law unconstitutional it is by default null and void - therefore there is nothing for the federal judge to coerce Kim Davis into acting on.