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  • Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

    07/24/2016 8:17:14 AM PDT · by rriz · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/23/2016 | Alyssa Canobbio
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.
  • Black Lives Matter Leader: Dallas Cop Ambush Is A Conspiracy To Make Black Lives Matter LOOK BAD

    07/09/2016 8:59:13 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jul 8, 2016 | Eric Owens
    A prominent Black Lives Matter activist spent Friday afternoon proposing that the work of Dallas cop-killing sniper Micah Xavier Johnson is a conspiracy designed to make the Black Lives Matter movement look bad. The activist, Johnetta Elzie, took to Twitter to announce her theories.
  • Vanity

    07/08/2016 6:21:18 AM PDT · by Feckless · 29 replies
    self | feckless
    Wrapping blue tape around 2 boxes of 12 GA 00 Buck and delivering to my local SO and PD today. Teddy Bears are NOT going to fix this.
  • Pagan author, activist talks in Ithaca on possibilities for a more peaceful world

    10/11/2003 5:04:57 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 38 replies · 315+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Saturday, October 11, 2003 | By KELLI B. GRANT
    <p>ITHACA -- With the right attitude and a bit of magic, another world is possible, according to a Pagan author and activist.</p> <p>Starhawk spoke to more than 200 people Wednesday, encouraging them to take an active role in changing the world for the better. Citing Dion Fortune's definition of magic -- "the art of changing consciousness at will," Starhawk asked people to be aware of "broken things" in today's society, such as increased corporate control and global effects of American policies.</p>
  • Who Are Public Monuments For?

    06/30/2016 3:37:46 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 11 replies
    http://www.frontporchrepublic.com/ ^ | June 28, 2016 | Evan McWilliams
    History is a lie. Or, rather, a complex galaxy of truths, half-truths, exaggerations, and downplayings that together form a narrative. We dont write histories because we want to record what really happened; we write them in order to provide ourselves with a meaningful story. We write history because we, as humans, have a fundamental need for meaning in life. We yearn to make order out of chaos, we feel we have to derive positive significance from the hardship and the trials of the everyday. In this sense, history, far from being an accurate record of reality, is an escape from...
  • Omar Mateen's Father- I Blame Pulse Nightclub For Not Stopping My Son

    06/15/2016 5:18:50 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 66 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/14 | tmz
    mar Mateen's father is now saying Pulse nightclub should share the blame for his son's massacre of 49 innocent people. Seddique Mateen made that unbelievable statement after inviting reporters to his home in Port St. Lucie, FL. He believes the club was woefully unprepared for the number of patrons it had that night. His gall is breathtaking, but watch ... he actually tries to justify his comment during the interview with Orlando's FOX35. A spokesman for Pulse tells TMZ, "We simply can't find the words to respond to such a callous comment from the father of the man who perpetrated...
  • Alan Grayson claims AR-15s can fire 700 rounds in a minute after Orlando attack

    06/13/2016 11:43:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 156 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Florida Rep. Alan Grayson used the aftermath of Sundays Islamic terror attack to claim AR-15 semi-automatic rifles can fire 700 rounds per minute. Security guard Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded over 50 others during an attack on a gay nightclub the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Mr. Grayson, a Democrat, was asked about the massacre and soon turned his attention to the AR-15 rifle. ... If [Mr. Mateen] was not able to buy a weapon that shoots off 700 rounds in a minute, a lot of those people would still be alive, the congressman said. If...
  • Detention OK for 6th-grader who called vegetarians 'idiots'

    06/09/2016 8:11:34 AM PDT · by DFG · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/09/2016 | AP
    MONTGOMERY, N.J. New Jersey education officials say a school was allowed to give detention to a sixth-grader who told a student who doesn't eat meat that "vegetarians are idiots" and that "he should eat meat because he'd be smarter and have bigger brains." The Courier News of Bridgewater reports the state education commissioner's office ruled the Montgomery school district was allowed to discipline the student. It happened in the Lower Middle School in 2014. School officials found the comments were harassment, intimidation and bullying because they targeted a "distinguishing characteristic" under state law. The student received five detentions. The...
  • Motorist pulls chainsaw on driver with gun

    06/02/2016 1:07:20 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 61 replies
    New Britain Herald ^ | 05/31/2016 | Lisa Backus
    A local man is free on bond after his arrest Friday on charges he pulled out a chainsaw and shouted racial slurs during a road rage incident in Farmington on May 6. Michael Salafia, 30, of 64 Whitewood Drive, allegedly got out of his car with a chainsaw while at a red light and approached another driver, Farmington police said. As Salafia was advancing on the other driver, who was a black male, Salafia started the chainsaw and began yelling racial slurs, reports said. The other pulled out a gun, which he was carrying legally, police said, to stop Salafia...
  • Jeb Bush: Trump supporters not 'a bunch of idiots (Gee thanks, Jeb, wish we could say the same)

    05/21/2016 5:42:22 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 56 replies
    MSN / The Hill ^ | May 21, 2016 | Paulin Firozi
    Jeb Bush said on Saturday he understands why supporters are backing Donald Trump, but was critical of the way Trump is "preying on people's angst rather than offering tangible solutions." Speaking at an event in Amsterdam hosted by the Nexus Institute, the former presidential candidate discussed the rise of Trump, and of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. "What I fear is that people, kind of looking down their nose, will say the people that are supporting Donald Trump are a bunch of idiots. They're not. They're legitimately scared. They're fearful. They're not as optimistic for legitimate reasons and there should be...
  • Bill Gates calls for higher capital gains taxes

    05/02/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02 MAY 16 | Robert Frank | @robtfrank
    Bill Gates said investment gains should be taxed at the same level as ordinary income a bold call for one of the world's largest investors. Speaking Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Gates said that he's "pleased" that there is more discussion around changing the tax code. When asked what he would alter, Gates sided with his pal Warren Buffett and said he supports raising the earned income tax credit. But Gates also said he would raise the tax rate for capital gains the largest source of income for the richest Americans. The current top tax rate on capital...
  • Professional Educator: Grades, Showing Up On Time Are A Form Of White Supremacy

    04/17/2016 1:40:36 PM PDT · by bkopto · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/16/2016 | Blake Neff
    A professional education consultant and teacher trainer argued at the White Privilege Conference (WPC) in Philadelphia that great teachers must also be liberal activists, and described in detail her goal for destroying the white supremacist nature of modern education. SNIP In Hackmans telling, virtually everything associated with being a good student in modern education is actually just a tool of racist white supremacy. The racial narrative of White tends to be like this: Rugged individual, honest, hard-working, disciplined, rigorous, successful, she said. And so then, the narrative of U.S. public education: Individual assessments, competition, outcome over process (I care more...
  • Trump Video Clips Needed

    04/08/2016 10:24:53 AM PDT · by the_doc · 159 replies
    Self | 04/08/16 | self
    I would like to know if any FReepers can provide links to the following videoclips: 1) Very old Larry King TV Show interview in which the very young Donald Trump starts off by insulting Larry King about his bad breath; 2) The speech (?) in which Trump reportedly made an insinuation that Ben Carson is a child molester; 3) The part of the South Carolina TV debate in which Trump somehow blamed George W. Bush for 9-11; 4) The statement (speech/interview/Twitter post?) blaming Cruz for Obamacare by endorsing John Roberts candidacy on the SCOTUS. Some or maybe even all of...
  • Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scotts exchange with Starbucks heckler

    04/07/2016 6:52:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/6/16 | AMY SHERMAN AND JOSHUA GILLI
    It starts like a joke Gov. Rick Scott walks into a Gainesville Starbucks but one patron wasnt laughing. Scott stopped in at the coffee chain for a cup Tuesday after touring the recently opened factory and headquarters for biopharmaceutical company Nanotherapeutics. Cara Jennings, a former Lake Worth city commissioner, saw Scott in the downtown store and ripped into him, from her seat, over health insurance and cuts to womens health services, and calling him an expletive
  • Sheriff David Clarke Posts Video of John Kasich Calling Cop an Idiot

    03/29/2016 1:00:33 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | March 17, 2016 | Michael Cantrell
    A video from a few years back featuring Ohio Gov. John Kasich calling a law enforcement officer an idiot is resurfacing, and boy, oh boy, is it making this guy even more unpopular than he already is. Yes, that’s actually possible. Outspoken Sheriff David Clarke is none too happy with Kasich over the video as he made clear in a recent tweet. Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=nTf_qyRXhxk&app=desktop David A. Clarke, Jr. ✔ ‎‎@SheriffClarke http://youtu.be/h2LMWQ0W0is @JohnKasich is anti gun and anti cop and people,say Trump is not conservative? Seriously? https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=nTf_qyRXhxk … 11:53 PM - 16 Mar 2016 3,580 3,580 Retweets 4,001 4,001 likes...
  • Sheriff Clarke Digs Up Vid Of GOP Candidate He Says Proves Something HUGE This Rat

    03/26/2016 6:26:52 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 39 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | 3/17/2016 | Randy DeSoto
    ... Ten days later, while speaking to the Ohio EPA workers, Kasich called Barrett an idiot multiple times for simply doing his job. Have you ever been stopped by a policeman, who was an idiot? he asked his audience. I had this idiot pull me over on 315. Listen to this story. He says to me, you passed this emergency vehicle on the side of the road and you didnt yield. I didnt even see, where the heck was it. The last thing I would ever do would be to pass an emergency vehicle. Are you kidding me? The dash...
  • Black Lives Matter in Amherst (MA)

    03/24/2016 7:17:45 AM PDT · by pabianice · 32 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 3/24/16 | Dunn
    As I was taking my morning commute to UMass on Tuesday, I turned onto South Pleasant Street to drive through town and saw a Black Lives Matter banner hanging proudly above passing traffic. I found myself unable to describe what it was that overwhelmed me about seeing this banner as I drove underneath it, but I felt myself tearing up at the sight of it. For the rest of my drive, I thought about the significance of this and the things a lot of people I knew would criticize about it. Since its founding, the Black Lives Matter movement...
  • Trump on Brussels Attack I Would Close Up Our Borders to People Until We Figure Out What Is Going On

    03/22/2016 6:44:52 AM PDT · by detective · 152 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on Fox News Channels Fox & Friends, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump reacted to the apparent terrorist attack that resulted in at least 28 dead and 130 injured in Brussels earlier in the day. Trump made the case to close the U.S. borders until we figure out what is going on.
  • Trump Doubles Down on Theory Romneys Not Really Mormon

    03/20/2016 11:53:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 123 replies
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2016 | Tom S. Elliott
    On Friday, Donald Trump questioned whether Mitt Romney is actually Mormon. I have many friends that live in Salt Lake City and by the way, Mitt Romney is not one of them, Trump said during a Salt Lake City speech. Are you sure hes a Mormon? Are we sure? This is the third time Trump has questioned the faith of one of his opponents, despite having criticized the practice of questioning other peoples faith, ABCs George Stephanopoulos pointed out this morning during an interview with Trump. Why do you keep doing it? he asked. Heres Trumps reply: With Mitt...
  • Woman Charged for slapping Police Horse at KC Trump Protest

    03/19/2016 6:53:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 149 replies
    Fox4KC ^ | 3-19-2011 | Stephan Ganey
    A woman in the midst of the protests outside the rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump on March 12 was arrested on Friday for abuse of a police service animal. According to a police report, an officer mounted on horseback was involved in police crowd control outside the Midland Theatre when protesters began moving into the street and blocking traffic, approaching officers on foot. After police verbally instructed the protesters back onto the sidewalk, the crowd continued moving forward and mounted officers moved into position to block the crowd. Police said thats when the suspect, April J. Foster, 29, approached...
  • Jerry Brown: If Trump Wins, Well Build a Wall Around California

    03/15/2016 6:56:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    If Trump were ever elected, wed have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country, he said at a dinner held in Sacramento by the California Labor Federation and State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, according to the Sacramento Bee. By the way that is a joke, he added. We dont like walls, we like bridges. Brown was touting the states economic progress, and the influx of young, talented tech workers though the state has experienced net out-migration for decades, especially of middle-class families. The governor blasted old white guys...
  • Rubio: 'I am not dropping out of this race'

    03/09/2016 8:44:32 PM PST · by Red Steel · 81 replies
    Hill ^ | March 09, 2016, 11:17 pm | Cheryl Segal
    Presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Thursday night insisted he is not dropping out of the GOP primary, despite reports that he was considering doing so just days before his home state's primary. Asked by Fox News's Megyn Kelly if he was preparing to drop out, the junior senator from Florida said, "No. I am not dropping out, I am fighting all the way through. Were going to win Florida." He added that reports of him dropping out before Tuesday's winner-take-all primary in Florida, which will award 99 delegates, are "100 percent, categorically false." "We win Florida on Tuesday and this...
  • An honest question for Trump supporters

    03/03/2016 3:41:09 PM PST · by Bidimus1 · 192 replies
    Self
    An honest question fro Trump supporters
  • Biden to California Democrats: Republicans are 'meaner' than they used to be

    02/28/2016 4:51:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 27, 2016 | by John Myers
    Wading in to the contentious presidential race that he once considered joining, Vice President Joe Biden told California Democrats at the party's convention here that the Republican candidates haven't changed their positions, only their tone. "They haven't changed at all, folks," said Biden. "They've just gotten meaner." Biden defended the Obama administration's efforts on healthcare and the call for tuition-free community college. Clenching his fists and raising his voice almost into a shout, the vice president pleaded for a higher minimum wage and more child care benefits for single-parent families. "No one should work 40 hours a week and still...
  • Kasich: I'll drop out if I lose Ohio

    02/27/2016 3:45:45 PM PST · by xzins · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2016, | Harper Neidig
    Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich said on Saturday that he will drop out of the race if he doesn't win his home state of Ohio. "I will beat Donald Trump in Ohio, and that will be the beginning of a new day," Kasich told a crowd in Nashville, according to the New York Times. "Some of the other candidates, if they can't win their home state, they got to get out, OK?" he added. "If I don't win my home state, I'll get out. But you know what? I'm going to win Ohio." The remark was a dig at his...
  • Gowdy: Trump Voters Will Eventually Say "We Made Our Point" And Support Electable Rubio

    02/21/2016 4:19:04 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 181 replies
    Marco Rubio supporter Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) appears on FOX News to make the electability case for Rubio. Gowdy said there is a "ceiling" for Trump and appealing to "blue-collar Democrats from the past" will cause him to lose Republican votes. Gowdy says Rubio is a "conservative who can win without alienating large chunks of the Republican party."
  • Beyond Lawn Signs: Castro Valley Man Paints Bernie Sanders Campaign Logo on his Roof

    02/16/2016 9:56:26 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | Raquel Maria Dillon
    The homeowner got the idea after he saw photos of other Sanders supporters painting fences, roofs and walls online.A man in Castro Valley has painted the Bernie Sanders campaign logo on the roof of his home. For some people, professing their political allegiance with a lawn sign just isn't enough. A man in Castro Valley painted his roof with the Bernie Sanders campaign logo. "It's bold and it's big. It gets people's attention. It gets people to talk and think and go home and go, 'Why did he do that?'" said Daren Wilkerson, a high school English teacher, as...
  • Who the he** are Judge Scalia's doctors?

    02/13/2016 4:36:11 PM PST · by Treeless Branch · 106 replies
    Scalia was in Texas to HUNT. Obviously mentally AND physically fit. In a very real sense, the Republic literally hangs and depends on this man. So how the heck does he die so suddenly? Not even suggesting foul play, just wondering what his doctors were doing/thinking. If this man were seriously ill, he should have been strapped to an I.V. pumping him full of whatever has kept Castro - and for that matter Ginsberg - alive until November 4, 2016.
  • Sen. Durbin: ‘I Paid $1.51 A Gallon’ – ‘We’re Missing An Opportunity’ To Hike Gas Tax

    02/11/2016 10:32:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 9, 2016 | 11:27 AM EST | Eric Scheiner
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says, current gas prices have gone down and the government is "missing an opportunity" to increase the gas tax. At a press conference in Chicago on Friday Durbin said, "Two weeks ago I paid $1.51 a gallon for gasoline in downstate Illinois. Clearly, the price of gasoline has gone down dramatically, as has the price of a barrel of oil -- which I think is below $30." "I think we're missing an opportunity here -- a 5-cent increase in the federal gas tax can really fund an infrastructure program that can help create new jobs in...
  • Hillary: Halt all fossil fuel extraction on federal lands

    02/07/2016 5:40:33 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 2/7/2016 | Dan Calabrese
    If you enjoyed paying $1.59 a gallon for gas this past weekend, understand a few things. To the extent domestic production affects this, the oil industry is mostly gettings its resources on private lands. That's because Obama, while he's happy to take credit for the increased productivity and lower prices, is fighting new leases on federal lands wherever he can. That's how he can reassure his left-wing base he's an enemy of the oil industry while also taking credit for the low prices. But there is some oil being extracted on federal lands, and if that stopped all at once,...
  • Obama jokes: 'I shoveled all this stuff!' [40 Dead in Blizzard, But Hussein is Having Fun]

    01/25/2016 2:16:25 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/24/16 | Kevin Liptak
    He may be the country's most famous federal employee, but [Hussein] wasn't partaking in the government-wide snow day on Monday. Instead of padding around the White House in sweatpants and slippers [Hussein] suited up for a [photo-op] at Walter Reed National Medical Center... As he strode across a snow-free White House South Lawn toward his helicopter, Obama joked he'd cleared the wide swath of grass himself.
  • Biden Comments On Military Intervention In Syria, Requires Immediate Clarification

    01/24/2016 7:12:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/16 | Jonah Bennett
    Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday that if upcoming negotiations fail and no political solution to the civil war in Syria is possible, the United States is prepared to step in with major military force. "We do know it would better if we can reach a political solution but we are prepared... if that's not possible... to have a military solution to this operation in taking out Daesh," Biden said following a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
  • Whoopi Threatens To Leave U.S. Over Trump: "You Can't Blame Immigrants For Country's Problems"

    01/20/2016 12:53:36 PM PST · by Biggirl · 158 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump needs to “stop blaming” others for the problems in America and threatened to “move” out of the country.
  • Fox's Gutfeld Goes Off on Palin: She's 'Abandoning' Her Faith to Throw In with Trump

    01/20/2016 5:37:00 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 93 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/19/16 | Josh Feldman
    Fox News' Greg Gutfeld really tore into Sarah Palin for her endorsement of Donald Trump today because to him, it reeks of opportunism. He snarked that "Palin's endorsement is massive, because it will definitely get Palin's vote." As the hosts of The Five talked about Palin going for Trump over Cruz, Gutfeld said the fact that a strong religious conservative has abandoned another in favor of Trump shows "the opportunism of a lot of top conservatives who, when they saw the bandwagon, they jumped."
  • Why are FReepers rallying around a crony socialist?

    12/24/2015 7:07:28 AM PST · by dangus · 325 replies
    Donald Trump has an excuse for funding Hillary Clinton's election to the U.S. Senate from New York: That's how crony socialism is done. You pay off elected officials to become their crony, then you get special consideration for your real estate deals. Please FReepers, explain to me how this isn't precisely what we are trying to STOP in Washington? Do you know what I don't hear coming from Trump? "I'm going to put an end to such games." Rather, it seems like he is proud of how he has played the game, considers it is how he rose to the...
  • REPORT: Republican Lawmakers Laugh In Paul Ryan's Face For Trusting Harry Reid

    12/23/2015 12:28:29 PM PST · by Hoodat · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Dec 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican lawmakers reportedly laughed at House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) after he told them he had been given a promise from Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). Lawmakers were amused at Ryan's naiveté for thinking that Reid is someone their party can trust. "I know, I know," Ryan replied with a smile, according to The Hill. Reid and Ryan just finished working together to help pass a $1 trillion dollar spending bill, which many argue contained far more liberal policies than conservative ones. Reid has promised Ryan that he will return to regular order in the New Year....
  • The western countries in a nutshell...(Marxist wacko alert)

    12/23/2015 10:44:53 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 8 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 12/23/15 | Dragonul09
    The western countries in a nutshell... I don't really know what to say...
  • If You Care About Trump’s ‘Schlonged’ Comment, You’re a Dumb Schmuck

    12/22/2015 7:08:21 PM PST · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12-22-2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Here's what Trump said. "Everything that's been involved in Hillary has been losses," Trump averred. "Even her race to Obama, she was going to beat Obama. I don't know who'd be worse. I don't know. How does it get worse? She was favored to win and she got schlonged." Schlong, of course, is Yiddish for penis. So she got reamed. Or screwed. Or any other plethora of English-language equivalents. But no, Trump's vulgarity is suddenly the talk of the town. Not Hillary's lies about Trump appearing ISIS promotional videos. The fact that Hillary Clinton must face down that awful sexist...
  • Las Vegas Strip Crash Driver Says I Was Just Really Tired

    12/21/2015 2:27:09 PM PST · by RummyChick · 48 replies
    tmz ^ | 12/21 | tmz
    The woman who mowed down several dozen people in Las Vegas Sunday night says she was sober but just extremely tired. Lakeisha Holloway told police she was trying to sleep in her car on several hotel properties but security kept running her off. In the police report, obtained by TMZ, Holloway described a "stressful period of time today where she was trying to rest/sleep inside her vehicle with her daughter." Holloway told cops she doesn't really know how she ended up on the Strip. The report says, "She would not explain why she drove on the sidewalk but remembered a...
  • Kerry: Public Shaming is ‘Most Powerful Weapon in Many Ways’ to Enforce World Climate Agreement

    12/14/2015 3:55:19 PM PST · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/13/15 | Aaron Kliegman
    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that international shame and condemnation is “the most powerful weapon in many ways” to ensure countries comply with the newly-signed climate change accord reached in Paris, which is meant to lower greenhouse gas emissions around the world.Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, Kerry defended the merits of the climate agreement, but host Chuck Todd challenged him on how the deal will be implemented.“There’s a lot of pledges. There’s a lot of promises. But there seems to be no mechanism for getting countries to comply other than wagging your finger at them and...
  • Wheaton College Prof. to Wear Hijab During Advent to Show Solidarity With Muslims

    12/14/2015 4:45:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/11/15 | Samuel Smith
    A Wheaton College professor announced on Facebook Thursday night that she will be wearing a hijab (Muslim head scarf) throughout her celebration of the Advent as a way of showing solidarity with Muslims.Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at the Wheaton, Illinois, evangelical higher education institution, explained on her Facebook page that she will be wearing a hijab to work, class, and church. She also vows to wear the hijab during her trip to Chicago and even when she goes on an airplane to return to her hometown for Christmas."I don't love my Muslim neighbor because s/he is American. I...
  • Cruz: Middle East was more secure with Hussein, Gadhafi

    12/10/2015 2:29:07 PM PST · by Isara · 119 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/10/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Thursday that the Middle East was more secure when key dictators were still in power, and said too many Democrats and Republicans have supported toppling Middle Eastern governments to the benefit of the United States' enemies."Was the world, in fact, in the Middle East, a more secure place when Saddam Hussein was in power, when Moammar Gadhafi was in power, and when [Bashar] Assad wasn't fighting for his life in Syria?" asked MSNBC's Joe Scarborough."Of course it was," Cruz answered. "That's not even a close call."Cruz said Gadhafi did bad things but had worked...
  • Trump faces backlash from both parties after call to bar Muslims entering US (Not Cruz)

    12/07/2015 4:54:13 PM PST · by VinL · 239 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/8/15 | Sabrina Siddiqui
    Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslim immigration into the US, including that of tourists, was met with an immediate and massive backlash from across the political spectrum. Republican presidential candidates moved quickly to condemn their party's frontrunner, with Jeb Bush describing Trump as "unhinged" and Lindsey Graham calling on everyone seeking the presidency to denounce the plan. "Donald Trump today took xenophobia and religious bigotry to a new level," Graham told the Guardian in an interview shortly after Trump unveiled his proposal. "His comments are hurting the war effort and putting our diplomats and soldiers serving in the Middle...
  • Kasich: ‘I Don’t Necessarily Believe’ Trump’s Poll Numbers

    12/07/2015 6:17:37 AM PST · by Rockitz · 69 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Dec 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said he does not believe the polls favoring his opponent Donald Trump and pointed to a crowd’s reaction at a rally in Ohio as evidence. When asked if he believes the poll showing Trump leading Kasich said, “He came to Ohio and had a big crowd, Thousands of people, and ten minutes into it, you know, the crowd was leaving, ... So do I believe them? No, I don’t necessarily believe what I see because it’s not a poll on likely voters."
  • Top Jeb Bush political donor in Miami: I’ll vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump

    12/04/2015 5:16:25 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 103 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 12/4/15 | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    One of Florida's biggest conservative Republican moneymen - and a billionaire backer of Jeb Bush - is so disgusted by Donald Trump's candidacy that if he has to, he'll do the unthinkable: "If I have a choice - and you can put it in bold - if I have a choice between Trump and Hillary Clinton, I'm choosing Hillary," Miami healthcare magnate Mike Fernandez told the Miami Herald on Friday.
  • Pelosi: No right to moments of silence without action on gun violence

    12/04/2015 2:10:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/15 | Mike Lillis
    Congress has no right to moments of silence for victims of gun violence unless lawmakers intend to take action to prevent it, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) charged Thursday. "Gun violence is a crisis of epidemic proportion in our nation," she said during a press briefing in the Capitol. "We've had far too many moments of silence on the floor of the House. And while it is right to respectfully acknowledge the losses, we can no longer remain silent. "What gives us the right to hold moments of silence when we do nothing to act upon the cause of...
  • Bush readies his last stand in New Hampshire

    12/02/2015 9:45:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | December 1, 2015 | Eli Stokols
    New Hampshire is beginning to look like Jeb Bush's final stand. Stuck in the middle of the GOP pack he was expected to dominate, Bush is accelerating the time frame for his campaign’s next ad buy in the state. His campaign also announced Tuesday that it is opening four regional field offices in New Hampshire and upping its on-the-ground staff from 12 people to 20.
  • Obama Predicts: ‘Submerged Countries. Abandoned Cities. Fields That No Longer Grow’

    11/30/2015 4:49:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 30, 2015 | CNSNews Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking today at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, President Barack Obama predicted that, unless the nations of the world acted now to combat climate change, countries would be submerged, cities would be abandoned, fields would no longer grown, and there would be new conflicts and floods of refugees. Here is a key excerpt from the president's speech, which is available in full at the White House website : This summer, I saw the effects of climate change firsthand in our northernmost state, Alaska, where the sea is already swallowing villages and eroding shorelines; where permafrost thaws and the...
  • Award-Winning Author Joyce Carol Oates Looks for ‘Celebratory & Joyous’ Aspects of ISIS

    11/27/2015 8:51:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/23/2015 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates came under intense fire from social media users on Sunday after tweeting that she has only heard “puritanical & punitive” things about the Islamic State and wonders whether there is anything “celebratory & joyous” about the terrorist group. "All we hear of ISIS is puritanical & punitive; is there nothing celebratory & joyous? Or is query naive?"
  • Republican Consultant: I won't vote for Trump in the General Election

    11/26/2015 9:10:46 AM PST · by Kazan · 162 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/26/2015 | Cheri Jacobus
    Cheri Jacobus ‏@CheriJacobus I will not vote for @realDonaldTrump under any circumstances in the primary OR general election I will write in a real Republican.