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  • HILARIOUS Ted Cruz ad Nails Hillary With 'Office Space' Parody

    02/12/2016 9:57:40 AM PST · by reegs · 101 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | 2/12/2016 | Steven Crowder
    Simply put, this is the funniest political ad in history. Bar none. HILARIOUS Ted Cruz ad Nails Hillary With 'Office Space' Parody. Click to view the ad.
  • Haunted by a lack of young voter support, Hillary advertises on the AOL login screen

    02/11/2016 10:29:41 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    The Clinton campaign has struggled to win support among young voters of every description, including traditional Democratic Party voters: women, African-Americans, people of Latinamerican or Hispanic origin, etc. Meanwhile, her septuagenarian opponent Bernie Sanders has enjoyed remarkable support from voters young enough to be his grandchildren. The AOL Email login-screen ad bought by her campaign is either an act of monumental cluelessness about how to reach those young voters, or (more likely), it's an indication that the campaign feels the need to double-down on the older voters who constitute the bulk of Hillary Clinton supporters. Does no one at the...
  • Now black intellectuals desert Hillary (tr)

    02/11/2016 10:25:17 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    As Hillary Clinton eyes an easy victory in the South Carolina primary, propelled by the black vote, two leading African-American intellectuals are pushing back. Writing in the Nation yesterday, 'The New Jim Crow' author Michelle Alexander penned an essay titled, 'Why Hilary Clinton Doesn't Deserve the Black Vote,' outlining the Clintons' role in mass incarceration and high black unemployment. The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates, who rose to national prominence after publishing the magazine's June 2014 cover story, 'The Case for Reparations,' told Democracy Now this week that he would be voting for Clinton's rival, Bernie Sanders. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3442349/Now-black-intellectuals-desert-Hillary-New-Jim-Crow-author-says-blame-mass-incarceration-leading-author-backs-Bernie.html#ixzz3zsx79fgv Follow us:...
  • After Sanders' Big Win in New Hampshire, Establishment Figures Want to Scare You with Superdelegates

    02/11/2016 2:56:43 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    Bernie Sanders’ win in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night came with some pretty impressive footnotes: 1. His margin of victory was the highest for a non-incumbent candidate in any state since JFK. 2. He won almost every demographic group—male, female, young, old, moderate, liberal, college educated, high school-educated—with the exception of voters making more than $200,000 per year. 3. He became the first Jewish candidate to win a state primary in U.S. history. 4. He became the first non-Christian candidate to win a state primary in U.S. history. Sanders isn’t one to emphasize his religious affiliation—his political beliefs make...
  • Anthony Newby question to Senator Sanders on targeted investment (Bern Promises a trillion dollars!)

    02/11/2016 2:48:26 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    (Comment: Free money! Bernie calls out the fake Obama jobs numbers and says unemployment is 10%+. Free college. Free healthcare. A trillion dollars for black folks. Apparently the 20 trillion existing debt isn't enough. Sanders seeks to double it in 5 years.)
  • Over 100,000 BernieBots Sign Petition Urging DNC to Allow Popular Vote to Rule Over Superdelegates

    02/10/2016 8:02:12 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    VANITY
    Commit to honoring the voters - let everyone know that you won’t allow your vote to defeat our votes. Announce that in the event of a close race, you’ll align yourself with regular voters - not party elites. PETITION BACKGROUND Bernie Sanders is on a roll among actual voters, with a blowout victory in New Hampshire (22 points!) and a virtual tie in Iowa. When Bernie is on the ballot - he can win. But in a close race, Superdelegates can snatch that victory away. Only by pushing back against this possibility can we ensure that the candidate WE vote...
  • How to talk to your kids about Donald Trump (funny)

    02/10/2016 7:24:38 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | By Steve Almond FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    Worth the link click (snicker)
  • Check Out The Shirts These Guys Wore To A Hillary Campaign Event

    02/10/2016 3:42:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Several members of the audience at a New Hampshire campaign event for Hillary Clinton sported some creative t-shirts, and they made sure TV cameras could capture their t-shirts while Hillary spoke. At least two men wore 'Settle For Hillary' t-shirts that utilized the official logo and font of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
  • Ted Cruz Is A P*ssy Website Goes Live

    02/10/2016 12:58:04 PM PST · by drewh · 100 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/9/2016 15:31 PM PST
    the Internet is definitely loving Donald Trump's declaration about Ted Cruz and uh ... cats. Less than 24 hours after Donald said, "He's a p***y!" -- someone hit up Go Daddy and snatched the domain, tedcruzisap***y.com. No word on who cyber-squatted the phrase -- they've chosen to stay anonymous. Predictably, the page touts the Trump campaign -- but also includes this vocabulary lesson: "pusillanimous" ... showing a lack of courage or determination. We know what you're thinking. We're told the Donald's campaign had nothing to do with it.
  • After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders

    02/10/2016 7:03:55 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 104 replies
    Though Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide over Hillary Clinton, he will likely receive fewer delegates than she will. Sanders won 60 percent of the vote, but thanks to the Democratic Party’s nominating system, he leaves the Granite State with at least 13 delegates while she leaves with at least 15 delegates. New Hampshire has 24 “pledged” delegates, which are allotted based on the popular vote. Sanders has 13, and Clinton has 9, with 2 currently allotted to neither. But under Democratic National Committee rules, New Hampshire also has 8 “superdelegates,” party officials who are free...
  • Socialist Sweep New Hampshire [SANDERS AND TRUMP]

    02/10/2016 2:33:49 AM PST · by expat_panama · 168 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2016 | C. Edmund Wright
    Shortly after Barack Obama swept into the White House while giving Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid a coattail Marxist Congress, Newsweek Magazine ran the cover "We're all Socialists now,"... ...it took until last night before it was literally true, as New Hampshire gave a full-throated socialist a rout over semi-socialist Hillary Clinton on the Democrat side and the once and now apparently again socialist Donald Trump won... ...In case you missed the final score, it was Bernie by about 18 over Hillary and Trump by about 18 over John Kasich. Yes, John Kasich. ... ...Trump has flirted with socialist talking...
  • Bill Kristol blows his New Hampshire primary picks — and Twitter won’t let him forget it

    02/09/2016 9:18:46 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol was once again the butt of the political joke on Tuesday after his latest faulty prediction — in this case, his take on the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary. Last week, Kristol forecast a win for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) not too far behind in second and Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich bringing up the rear, tagging his Twitter prediction #NoGutsNoGlory, as seen below:
  • New Cruz ad out mocking The Trumpster

    02/09/2016 7:37:16 PM PST · by DCdude · 86 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/9/2016 | Ted Cruz campaign
    Rapid response by Cruz campaign. Game on.
  • Hillary: Have Fun Burning in Hell, Women of New Hampshire (Satire)

    02/09/2016 6:20:20 PM PST · by drewh · 84 replies
    The Nil Admirari ^ | 2/09/2016 08:52:00 PM
    Tonight, Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the women of New Hampshire to "have fun burning in hell" after it was clear she had lost the state's Democratic primary election to U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Clinton's remark referenced a statement made last weekend by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright that "there's a special place in hell for women that don't help each other." "Well, the women of New Hampshire can have fun burning in hell after supporting Bernie Sanders over me. Bernie Sanders is an old White Jewish guy,...
  • #RobotRubio Gets Manhandled By Team Marco

    Published on Feb 9, 2016 They knew exactly what they were doing
  • Clinton, Sanders and why this is a dangerous moment for Democrats (Washington Post)

    02/08/2016 5:00:59 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/7/16 | Ruth Marcus
    (snip) This is a tempting and dangerous moment for Democrats. The party has clearly become more liberal, reflecting the increasing polarization of both sides. According to the Pew Research Center, 41 percent of Democrats described themselves as liberal in 2015, compared with 27 percent in 2000. The share of Democrats identifying themselves as moderate fell from 43 percent in 2000 to 35 percent in 2015. The success of Sanders's full-throated progressivism among the party faithful is no surprise, especially in liberal-leaning Iowa and New Hampshire. But, notwithstanding the current head-to-head polls that he likes to cite, Sanders at the top...
  • Trump Versus Jeb In New Hampshire On Day Before Crucial Primary

    02/08/2016 1:34:35 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    One America News Network (OANN) ^ | 2-8-2016 | Steve Holland & Amanda Becker
    Trump versus Jeb in New Hampshire on day before crucial primary Jeb Bush embraces Lindsey Graham after Graham introduced him at a town hall during a campaign stop at Woodbury School in Salem, February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif February 8, 2016By Steve Holland and Amanda BeckerMANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – White House hopefuls Donald Trump and Jeb Bush opened political hostilities on Monday as Republican and Democratic candidates stormed across New Hampshire in a final flurry of events before the state’s crucial first-in-the-nation primary.The stage was set for the vote on Tuesday, with New York billionaire Trump enjoying a big lead...
  • BERNIE'S NEW THEME SONG [PARODY]

    02/08/2016 1:08:27 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-8-2016
    The grasshopper sings, "World owes us a living." pretty much sums up lot of people's mentality these days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V9uL_ruafU
  • Why Ted Cruz’s Facial Expression Makes Me Uneasy

    02/08/2016 10:57:30 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 125 replies
    It’s hard to look at Ted Cruz’s face. He’s a brilliant orator with a sharp legal mind. But his expression unsettles me. I know my reaction is visceral and automatic, but as a neurologist it is my business to notice things out of the ordinary and probe them. The Senator’s atypical expressions leave me uneasy. Before I say why, note how many colleagues and former associates "loathe" him. A Bush alumnus told The New York Times' Frank Bruni, “Why do people take such an instant dislike to Ted Cruz? It just saves time.” Former Senate Majority leader Bob Dole says,...
  • Barack Obama Celebrates Super Bowl With Picture Of ... Barack Obama (Caption the Wee Wee)

    02/07/2016 6:49:27 PM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 7, 2016
    There's just a certain something about that Twit's Tweets!
  • Robo-Rubio’s Gears Seize Up

    02/07/2016 7:25:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    American Conservative ^ | February 7, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    Here’s what you need to know about the New Hampshire debate: And here is Rubio backstage, taking stock of his performance:
  • Shattuck: On Radio Row, where anyone and anything can happen

    02/07/2016 5:09:38 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 3 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 02/07/16 | Tom Shattuck
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — I rode the elevator yesterday with a little white pig named Tazzy. The doors opened and in walked MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. He looked at the pig — who was looking right back at him — and quickly turned away. He couldn’t get off the elevator fast enough. This is radio row in New Hampshire, where seasoned politicians and reporters know anything can happen — including getting trapped in an exchange with a farm animal who, in this case, was supporting Bernie Sanders.
  • Caption contest...(Hillary Clinton)

    02/06/2016 11:54:36 AM PST · by kristinn · 87 replies
    Twitter ^ | Saturday, February 6, 2016 | Amy Chozick
    Caption contest...
  • Backbone | Jeb Bush

    02/05/2016 10:34:01 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 3, 2016 | Jeb Bush
    Do you want a president who has a backbone?
  • Marco Rubio Stole Ted Cruz’s Iowa Bounce

    02/05/2016 7:14:10 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    HOLLIS, N.H. — A candidate is moving up in the New Hampshire polls — but it’s the man who finished third in the Iowa Republican caucuses, Marco Rubio, and not the Iowa winner, Ted Cruz. Below is a comparison of our New Hampshire weighted polling average as it was on Feb. 1, the date of the caucuses, and where it stood as of 2 p.m. today (Feb. 5):
  • Chris Matthews Makes His Own Anti-Bernie Republican Ad

    02/05/2016 6:03:09 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Bernie Sanders becomes the Dem nominee, the GOP might wind up having to pay royalties to Chris Matthews . . On this evening's Hardball, Matthews aired what he himself said could be an anti-Bernie Republican ad, cobbled together from clips of various radical statements Sanders has made over the years. In Chris' commercial, Sanders is seen saying he's a socialist, confirming he's not a capitalist, admitting that he applied for conscientious objector status, indicating that he would raise taxes to somewhere between 50 and 90%, and preaching political "revolution." Workers of the world: unite behind Bernie! View the video...
  • Goodell proposes ejection for two personal fouls [NFL wussification march to the sea]

    02/05/2016 1:17:27 PM PST · by Bender2 · 44 replies
    Goodell proposes ejection for two personal fouls By Marc Sessler Around the NFL Writer SAN FRANCISCO -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear on Friday that he's prepared to crack down on egregious on-field penalties. --SNIP-- "I believe the league should pursue a policy where if there are two personal fouls in a game, there's an automatic ejection of a player," Goodell said. "I believe that that's consistent with what we believe are the safety issues, but I also believe it's consistent with what we believe are the standards of sportsmanship that we've emphasized."
  • In Celebration Of Ted Cruz’s Tough Tactics In Iowa

    02/05/2016 8:08:22 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | February 5, 2016 | George Rasley
    he establishment media and Iowa Caucus losers Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio have been savaging Ted Cruz and his campaign team for the tactics that helped Senator Cruz win the Hawkeye State's first-in-the-nation election contest. But we think that Republicans, and especially conservatives, should celebrate the fact that they have a candidate and a campaign team in the race that are smart, technologically savvy, in the moment, right on the issues and ruthless enough to use every issue and advantage they can identify to win. First, let's knockdown the ludicrous charge by Donald Trump (repeated to our disappointment...
  • In Iowa, hints that being presidential matters

    02/05/2016 5:28:45 AM PST · by luke1825 · 14 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 2/4 | Peter Lucas
    Donald Trump should bounce back in New Hampshire on Tuesday. His loss in Iowa at the hands of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was a setback, although it actually could have done Trump some good. But Trump cannot afford two losses in a row. You can always learn something from defeat. And a little humility never hurt anyone, and Trump, who is not used to losing, sure could use some. And he surprisingly flashed a little of it when he graciously congratulated Cruz, the man he had called a liar, on his first-place finish. But Trump still could not help himself...
  • Bill Whittle: Gaslighting

    02/04/2016 9:17:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    You're not crazy. The Obama Administration will just keep GASLIGHTING you until you think you are.
  • Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

    02/04/2016 11:33:51 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 3 , 2016 | Amanda Jackson
    The NFL announced Tuesday that Lady Gaga will be singing the national anthem during the pregame festivities. The "Poker Face" singer's performance will be broadcast live on CBS before the kickoff of the game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.
  • Women, know your limits! (Drinking, Contrceptives, Pregnancy)

    02/04/2016 11:16:34 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    CNA ^ | February | Jenny Uebbing
    I'm just so thankful to be an American with a uterus today, because federal agencies have really got all the bases covered for me. (Which is a relief because who has got time to use reason? Also, science is hard. Let's go shopping.) The CDC issued a nuanced, thoughtful report this morning with the brilliant recommendation that card-carrying members of the x-chromosome club ought to either be using contraception throughout the entirety of their childbearing years, or teetotaling. Thankfully, being a simple suburban housewife with little capacity to make reasonable, well-researched choices for my own health and wellbeing and that...
  • TrumpScript – The Most Difficult Programming Language To Learn

    02/04/2016 2:47:08 AM PST · by gaggs · 17 replies
    Which is the most difficult programming language to learn and why? Well, this is all over the news now I think, but TrumpScript is probably difficult to learn because it's based on the illustrious Donald Trump, and it's really hard to keep up with Donald Trump's logic. See more at: http://www.commonsenseevaluation.com/2016/02/04/trumpscript/#sthash.3bQvyuLE.dpbs
  • Bernie Sanders: 'I'm prejudiced — I want Donald Trump to win the nomination'

    02/03/2016 8:29:31 PM PST · by anymouse · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Maxwell Tani
    "Frankly, I'm prejudiced: I want Trump to win the Republican nomination," Sanders said. "I would love the opportunity to run against him. I think we'd win."
  • Antiabortion activist charged in Planned Parenthood video case turns herself in

    02/03/2016 4:41:03 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 54 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/2/16 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    One of two antiabortion activists charged by a grand jury last month in connection with filming covert videos at a local Planned Parenthood surrendered Wednesday and appeared outside court to applause from supporters who clutched homemade signs calling her a "pro-life hero." "She has broken no laws," attorney Mat Staver said of client Sandra Merritt... (snip) Daleiden's bail was set at $11,000, and he is expected to surrender Thursday morning. Merritt's bail was initially $10,000, but that was reduced to $2,000. Her next court date is March 28. She has been offered pretrial diversion, but her attorneys said they are...
  • ‘I Don’t Know if He Was There to Kill Me’: (Melissa Harris-Puker Alert)

    02/03/2016 12:13:24 PM PST · by robowombat · 49 replies
    Blaze ^ | Feb. 2, 2016 11:55pm | Oliver Darcy
    ‘I Don’t Know if He Was There to Kill Me’: MSNBC Host Pens Harrowing Column About Iowa Incident Feb. 2, 2016 11:55pm Oliver Darcy MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry published a harrowing column Tuesday detailing an eerie incident that unfolded at a hotel lobby in Iowa the previous night. “I don’t know if he was there to kill me,” the column began. Harris-Perry said she was “sitting in a hotel lobby in downtown Des Moines” and “didn’t notice until he was standing right next to me, much closer than is ordinary or comfortable.” “When he started he speaking it was like...
  • Clinton Calls Cybersecurity 'One of the Most Important Challenges' for the Next President

    02/03/2016 11:48:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 3, 2016 | Alyssa Canobbio
    At the end of a get out the vote campaign event in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton was asked about her plans for protecting cyber security. "It is one of the most important challenges the next president is going to face," Clinton said. [Snip] The AP reported that during Clinton's time at the State Department that it was one of the worst agencies in the federal government at protecting its computer networks. The deteriorating situation continued well into when John Kerry took over.
  • Ted Cruz Relaxes By Singing Show Tunes (not from the onion)

    02/03/2016 11:28:24 AM PST · by drewh · 82 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 2 at 8:44 PM | By Alexandra Petri
    For at least the second time in recent days, the Texas senator’s wife, Heidi, has described his method of relieving tension during anxious campaign moments: show tunes. “He’ll call me and just sing me a Broadway tune,” Mrs. Cruz told a crowd here on Tuesday. It can happen without warning, “right before one of these debates” or “in a stressful moment in a state,” she said. It is usually well received — “he never ceases to defuse a stressful moment with a moment of levity,” Mrs. Cruz said — but not always. “I’m thinking, ‘I’m on a finance call right...
  • SANTORUM TO EXIT (CNN HEADLINE ONLY)

    02/03/2016 11:01:15 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    CNN
    Ted Cruz already posting it on Twitter... /s
  • Microsoft accused of Iowa Caucus voter fraud with hashtag #MicrosoftRubioFraud

    02/03/2016 10:48:01 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    Marcosoft Here's the deal, folks. As I said in a previous article, open source is a necessity when it comes to voting. I praised Bernie Sanders' campaign for questioning Microsoft's motives in providing the platform for the Iowa Caucuses. With that said, Microsoft was ultimately not the problem, closed source was. Unfortunately for Microsoft, as could be expected, it is now being accused of voter fraud by apparent Donald Trump supporters. Since Ted Cruz won last night, you would think the claim is that the Windows-maker fraudulently boosted him. Nope. Actually, conspiracy theorists are claiming Microsoft increased the number of...
  • Roof Collapses During Hamas Funeral

    02/02/2016 11:54:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Now if only they had been tormenting a blinded Jewish strong man who knocked out some support pillars...
  • Trump Iowa loss could mean trouble ahead

    02/02/2016 5:31:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 163 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 2, 2016 | Byron York
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Donald Trump's supporters showed up at the Sheraton Monday night fully expecting their man to win the Iowa caucuses. And why shouldn't they? Trump had held a lead of varying sizes in 13 of the last 13 polls listed in the RealClearPolitics average of Iowa polls. How could that not win? "Beats the hell out of me," said Michelle Tepley, a Trump fan from Waukee. "It doesn't make any sense." "Sad," said Kimberly Hawn of West Des Moines. "I don't know, I don't know," said Steve Brewer of Norwalk. Months ago, before Trump took the...
  • Hillary Clinton campaign accused of voter fraud in Polk County, Iowa (Bernie got Berned!)

    02/02/2016 12:55:45 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    The Iowa caucus has finally come and while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was declared the Republican winner, the Democratic race is a lot more complicated. While supporters for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continued to fight it out into the night, the results were not as clear as some questions were raised. In over 1,600 caucus sites around the state of Iowa, Democratic voters made their voices heard. Though the Clinton campaign declared victory prematurely, as of 12 a.m. Tuesday morning on the East Coast, no official winner has been declared. As voters anxiously awaited the results, news broke on...
  • Fourth-placed Ben Carson flees Iowa for Florida before the results are in claiming he (tr)

    02/01/2016 10:49:49 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Ben Carson may have come up short in Iowa but he is ready to get back out on the campaign trail - as soon as he gets some fresh clothes. In one of his most bizarre statements to date, Carson told reporters on Monday that he would be leaving Iowa early so he could go to Florida and get some clean clothes. His communications director Larry Ross then confirmed this in a statement released to the media, which read; 'After spending 18 consecutive days on the campaign trail, Dr. Carson needs to go home and get a fresh set of...
  • Australian ISIS fan planned 'Kangaroo bomb'

    01/28/2016 9:28:21 AM PST · by Lera · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/28/2016 | Ari Yashar
    19-year-old on trial for plot to 'pack' kangaroo with explosives and set it loose on police officers on veteran's day. Islamic State (ISIS) inspired jihadists have come up with creative terror attack plans in the past, but one 19-year-old in Australia who appeared in court Thursday topped them all by planning to launch a "kangaroo bomb." According to court documents Sevdet Ramadan Besim of Hallam, to the southeast of Melbourne, planned to "pack" a kangaroo with explosives, paint an ISIS symbol on it and then unleash it on police officers in Melbourne for Anzac Day, Australia and New Zealand's veteran's...
  • 25% of Feds Would Consider Leaving Their Jobs if Trump Becomes President

    02/01/2016 11:05:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 180 replies
    Donald Trump leads the Republican field among federal employees, but many still say they would never work for him. One in four federal workers would consider leaving their jobs if Trump were elected president, according to a new survey conducted by the Government Business Council, Government Executive Media Group’s research arm. About 14 percent of respondents said they would definitely consider leaving federal service under President Trump, while an additional 11 percent said they might. The findings indicate those leaving government would come from agencies' top ranks, as a majority of respondents were in General Schedule positions GS-13 and higher.
  • Dutch Police Training Eagles to Take Down Drones

    02/01/2016 8:16:23 AM PST · by protest1 · 20 replies
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | 1st Feb 2016 | Evan Ackerman
    Automaton Robotics Aerial Robots Dutch Police Training Eagles to Take Down Drones By Evan Ackerman Posted 1 Feb 2016 | 9:17 GMT No matter how many regulations the FAA puts in place, drones are cheap enough now that frequent misuse is becoming the norm. There's no good way of dealing with a dangerous drone: you can jam its radios to force it to autoland, or maybe try using an even bigger drone to capture it inside a giant net. In either of these cases, however, you run the risk of having the drone go completely out of control, which is...
  • CAUCUS FORECAST: Bad weather to hit Western Iowa just before caucuses begin

    01/31/2016 9:22:33 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    SIOUX CITY, IOWA — Sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning a storm is forecast to hit here. At first it will probably be rain. Then heavy winds. Then snow. Blizzard conditions are possible. If the blizzard came Monday afternoon it would dramatically suppress voter turnout at the caucuses. Currently, that's not in the forecast. Weather.com, as of 8 p.m. Central on Saturday night, says that in the 6 p.m. hour Monday, when voters would be heading to the caucuses, there's a 40 percent chance of rain and maybe snow in Council Bluffs, at the western end of Iowa.
  • I Like Bernie, But... (BARF!)

    01/31/2016 8:59:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    ... isn't he a Socialist? Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist. He believes that our current economic system isn't doing enough for poor and middle-class Americans and that democratic change is needed to create a more fair and just America. But this isn't radical or scary! Many of the programs instituted by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson that we take for granted today — such as Medicare, the 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, and Social Security — can be considered socialist programs.
  • Bill Clinton Says He's Leaving It 'All on the Floor' in Iowa

    01/31/2016 2:16:44 PM PST · by drewh · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 31, 2016, 11:32 AM ET | Emily Shapiro
    In the final sprint before the Iowa Caucuses, President Bill Clinton said it "feels good" in Iowa as he and Hillary Clinton campaign hard in the last push before Monday. "You just want to know you left it all on the floor, and I think we did," the former president told ABC News. "We've had a chance to get her message out. I feel good about it but you don't know what's going to happen," Bill Clinton said, noting Iowa's history of unpredictability when it comes to choosing who wins the state's caucuses. "It feels good, I mean you never...