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  • White House releases sweeping proposal to reorganize government

    06/21/2018 10:00:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/21/18 | Peter Sullivan
    The White House on Thursday unveiled a sweeping plan to reorganize how the federal government is structured, including controversial proposals to impose work requirements on assistance programs.“Businesses change all the time,” said White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. “Government doesn't, and one of the things you get when you hire a businessman to become president is you bring this attitude from the private sector.”The plan touches a wide range of agencies, but one of its main proposals is to move the food stamp program, officially known as SNAP, out of the Department of Agriculture and into...
  • Government Shouldn't Be Suing Navigation Innovator, Waze, It Should Emulate It

    06/21/2018 8:21:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    RCM ^ | 06/21/2018 | Gus Van Horn
    Driving in DC used to be a nightmare for me until Waze replaced stand still traffic with pleasant drives through picturesque neighborhoods. Unfortunately, residents may not feel a similar delight when they see my car. They’re weary of speeders, noise, and rudeness; and they're fighting back. (I would too, if I couldn't even back out of my driveway) And so, there are rumblings about forcing companies to be "accountable", holding them liable for traffic problems, and even preventing them from reporting certain routes. Unfortunately, this is exactly what we should not be doing. Southern California Radio recently asked their listeners,...
  • Jeff Sessions and Romans 13: Should Christians Always Obey the Government?

    06/20/2018 5:51:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/19/2018 | Jim Denison
    I don't remember the last time a biblical citation generated so many headlines. Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sought to defend the Trump administration's immigration policies, especially with regard to separating families. At one point, he stated, "I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes." His citation set off a firestorm of debate in the culture and among Christians. My purpose today is not to discuss the multitude of ways Romans 13 has been...
  • Jane Fonda To Hollywood Elite: Time To Take ‘Back Our Government’

    06/13/2018 5:13:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/13/18 | Ben Kew
    Actress and political activist Jane Fonda warned a crowd of Hollywood elites of the “existential crisis” facing America under the Trump administration, urging them that the only solution is “taking back our government.” After winning the Female EMA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Environmental Media Association (EMA) first Honors Benefit Gala, Fonda said that Democrats taking the House in the upcoming mid-terms elections was crucial to saving the country. “This is an existential crisis that we’re in,” said the 80-year-old Grace and Frankie star. “We have to do everything we can to take back the house in November. If anything...
  • See the list: Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoes projects in state construction bill

    06/08/2018 8:01:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Advocate ^ | June 6, 2018 | Mark Ballard
    <p>Acadiana lost $26.6 million in proposed construction projects with the stroke of Gov. John Bel Edwards veto pen Wednesday.</p> <p>Twenty-nine projects were part of the 40 items struck from the state’s annual construction budget by Edwards using his line-item veto authority.</p>
  • Minnesota Public Library Announces Cross-Dressing Series for Children as Part of

    06/05/2018 7:47:53 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 29 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | June 4, 2018 | John Miltimore
    or generations, libraries were places where people went to borrow books, learn about the past, and kindle imaginations. Today, however, they occasionally find themselves at the forefront of the culture war. A case in point can be found in the Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL), where officials on Monday announced they would be offering a new summer series on cross-dressing—“Drag Story Hours—that is open to children and adults. "Drag pushes people to break boundaries and explore creativity, " said Chad Kampe, a Minnesota activist who organizes queer-friendly events and is promoting the series with SPLL. "At a very young age,...
  • Italy's populist government takes office

    06/02/2018 1:24:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    AFP/France24 ^ | June 1, 2018 | Terry DALEY
    ROME (AFP) - Italy's new anti-establishment government took power on Friday, ending months of deadlock that saw the eurozone's third largest economy narrowly avoid snap elections after a last-gasp coalition deal. New Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, 53, was sworn in at the head of the first populist government in an EU founding member that was forged by the Five Star Movement and the far-right League. "The new right is in power," declared left-leaning daily La Repubblica. The handover of power follows an inconclusive March election and months of political turmoil which had spooked global financial markets and spread unease among...
  • U.S. boots Hong Kong from top spot and reclaims title of world’s most competitive economy

    05/29/2018 7:15:29 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 19,2018 | Frieda Powers
    President Trump is making good on his promise to make America great again as the nation roared back to reclaim the title of the world’s most competitive economy. The U.S. beat Hong Kong for the top spot, retaking the position for the first time since 2015, according to Switzerland-based IMD World Competitiveness Center’s annual rankings, Bloomberg reported. Faster economic growth as well as scientific and technological innovation launched the U.S. up from 4th place last year, as the nation scored best in international investment, domestic economy and scientific infrastructure sub-categories. “The renewed top ranking aligns with the positive U.S. growth...
  • Trump guts union perks, speeds up civil service firings to save $100 million a year

    05/25/2018 1:39:19 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 25, 2018
    President Trump signed three executive orders Friday containing sweeping reforms that weaken protections for federal workers and eliminate perks for the unions that represent them. Under the new executive orders, unions will be charged rent for federal office space and will not be reimbursed for travel expenses or for hours spent appealing worker firings. All federal workers will be ordered to spend 75 percent of their time on government work, and agencies are ordered to publicly post union contracts in an online repository.
  • Caligula and Obama; The Similarities are Striking

    05/25/2018 3:43:18 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 27 replies
    Watching this documentary about Caligula and I find the similarities between Caligula and Obama striking. The unbridled narcissism and twisted childhood. In Caligula's case, his exposure to his Uncle's proclivities and deviancy. In Obama's case, being raised by a radical prog mother and a variety of uninterested fathers as a spoiled child.
  • Ending taxpayer-funded kitty cruelty

    05/24/2018 9:45:44 AM PDT · by TBP · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) breeds 100 kittens per year so they can be fed toxoplasma-infected raw meat, and scientists can collect parasites from their feces to use in experiments. The kittens, only 3 months old, are then killed and incinerated. Keep in mind, after the USDA has collected the parasites, the kittens are healthy and could easily be adopted out to the public. But that’s not how the USDA works. This program has been receiving tax money since 1970 — currently $650,000 a year — and has been based in Maryland since 1982. It’s much closer to home...
  • Wal-Mart vs. The (Government) Morons

    05/16/2018 6:45:16 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 18 replies
    E-mail | 5/16/2017 | E-mail
    WHAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF INSPIRATIONAL? (THIS!) Wal-Mart vs. The Morons 1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day. 2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute! 3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year. 4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined. 5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world's largest private employer, and most speak English. 6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world. 7. Wal-Mart now sells more...
  • Helen Tai Wins Special Election For PA's 178th District

    05/16/2018 4:27:08 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 33 replies
    New Hope Patch ^ | 16 May 2018 | Kara Seymour
    Democrat Helen Tai defeated Republican Wendi Thomas in a special election to represent Pennsylvania's 178th District in Harrisburg. The 178th district includes Northampton, New Hope, Upper Makefield, Wrightstown and Solebury. The special election was held to determine who will finish out former state Rep. Scott Petri's remaining term for the rest of the year. Tai, the chair of the Solebury Township Supervisors, flipped the seat to the Democrats. Petri, a Republican, resigned at the end of 2017. Tai defeated Thomas, a former member of the Council Rock School Board. According to unofficial vote totals, Tai won by 96 votes. She...
  • Judicial Tyranny... is it time to "Just Say NO" to "Case Law"? One citizen's opines...

    05/15/2018 8:49:07 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 6 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 05/15218 | RedNeckoBlogger
    Thomas Jefferson warned if allowed, the courts court could be the undoing of the Republic! With the mounting examples of judicial tyranny (much so far against President Trump)... is it time to “just say no” and demand that “case law” be abolished until voted on by Congress and signed by the president? This is not new… in Marbury v. Madison (1803), Chief Justice John Marshall and the court gave themselves the authority of “Judicial Review”... a de-facto VETO (used many times) of the will of the people. They “found” this authority under Article III of the Constitution, similar to how...
  • The ELD Rule Is Hurting The Trucking Industry And Our Nation

    05/15/2018 7:15:31 AM PDT · by jonascord · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 15, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    Outside of nation’s cosmopolitan centers are thousands of miles of American farmland, road, nature, and small communities, ranging from even the outskirts of the Washington, D.C. area to the Heartland itself. Every day, thousands of trucks, trains, ships, and planes traverse our nation transporting food, industrial materials consumer goods, and more, to our stores and then our homes. However recently there has been an Obama-era transportation rule that seems to be causing a lot of disruption, and even injuries and deaths, in this process. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in 2015 implemented a rule which requires most truck...
  • FL: Hernando County looking to Restore Exercise of Second Amendment Rights to County Workers

    05/12/2018 7:39:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On May 8th, 2018, Hernando County Commissioners will consider restoring County workers ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights while on the job. A current County policy prevents them from carrying firearms without fear of disciplinary action. County Commission Chairman Steve Champion has indicated that county workers should not have to chose between their right to self defense and the potential loss of their job. From abcactionnews.com: HERNANDO COUNTY Fla. — Starting next week, Hernando County workers who have a concealed carry permit may soon be allowed to carry their guns to work. "They should have a right to...
  • N.J. school superintendent charged with lewdness, public urination/defecation

    05/03/2018 3:03:14 PM PDT · by familyop · 60 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | May 3, 2018 | Chris Sheldon
    The Kenilworth schools superintendent has been placed on paid leave after being arrested Monday on charges of lewdness and public urination/defecation in Holmdel, according to school officials and public records. thomas-tramaglini.jpgThomas Tramaglini Thomas Tramaglini, who makes $147,504 a year as superintendent, also faces a charge of discarding and dumping of litter, according to the state's municipal court database. He was taken into custody at 5:45 a.m.
  • Rain of terror: Egypt to crack down on 'fake' weather reports

    05/01/2018 10:09:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | Mon 30 Apr 2018 17.00 EDT | Ruth Michaelson in Cairo
    Meteorological authority prepares draft law to ban unauthorised forecasts Donald Trump may routinely rail against the “fake news media”, but Egypt is going one better by cracking down on “fake” weather reports. The head of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority has said it is the only government body authorised to make predictions about the country’s weather, and is preparing a draft law to ban unauthorised forecasts. Ahmed Abdel-Al, the EMA chairman, said during a television interview that the bill seeks to punish anyone “talking about meteorology, or anyone using a weather forecasting device without our consent, or anyone who raises confusion...
  • Ronny Jackson’s Confirmation Derailment Shows Need For Restoring Confirmation Process’ Norms

    04/29/2018 9:24:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    This past Thursday, Admiral Ronny Jackson officially withdrew as President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Veteran Affairs. Admiral Jackson, who served as a White House doctor for President George W. Bush and then as the official physician for President Obama and now President Trump, withdrew amid rumored accusations of very vague and unsubstantiated unbecoming professional conduct in the performance of his medical duties.Admiral Ronny Jackson said in a statement Thursday that the White House distributed that the allegations were “completely false and fabricated.” President Trump, in an interview with Fox & Friends on Thursday, himself said“ These are all false accusations. These are false....
  • How Liberals Vote to Harm Their Own Interests

    04/29/2018 6:48:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    As a Jew I have always said that Jews are the only political interest group that constantly vote against their own self-interest. They aren’t the only ones. Many liberals talk about how invasive government harms them or their business interests, but then when they enter the voter’s booth they pull the lever for those who promulgate more invasive laws. Last summer, I went to visit someone who had started a new business. As I do wherever I go, I take reading with me because you never know what will happen and it eases any anxiety from waiting/wasting time. At the...