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  • Phil Murphy warns he'll make huge cuts if there's no budget deal with Democratic leaders

    06/26/2018 9:59:34 AM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 5 replies
    NJ.com ^ | June 25, 2018 | Samantha Marcus
    Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that absent a last-minute deal with his fellow Democrats who run the New Jersey Legislature, he will be forced to cut $855 million in spending from the state budget lawmakers passed last week. "That's unfortunately the option that we'd be left with," Murphy said at a news conference at his office in Trenton. The Legislature passed a budget on Thursday that, in defiance of Murphy, does not include his plans to raise taxes on personal income over $1 million or boost the state sales taxes from 6.625 percent back to 7 percent. Murphy would not...
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says that he's 'more powerful than Putin' at state convention

    06/15/2018 3:30:59 PM PDT · by bgill · 28 replies
    star telegram ^ | June 15, 2018 | Anna M. Tinsley
    God, guns and Russia. Those were among the topics Gov Greg Abbott touched on Friday, when speaking to thousands of Republicans gathered for their every-other-year state convention, this time at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. "If Texas was its own country," Abbott said, when he was interrupted by large cheers. "Let me rephrase that. If Texas was its own country again, we'd have the 10th largest economy in the entire world. "The Texas economy alone is larger than Russia's," he said with a grin. "And that makes me more powerful than Putin."
  • Trump [jokingly] told Shinzo Abe he’d ship 25 million Mexicans to Japan

    06/15/2018 1:28:05 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 79 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 15, 2018 | Bob Fredericks
    President Donald Trump stunned his fellow world leaders at the G7 meeting when he said he would ship “25 million” Mexicans to Japan, which would result in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe losing his next election. During the gathering in Quebec — which ended with Trump leaving early and refusing to sign the traditional joint communique — the president was talking about what he called Europe’s immigration problem when he turned his attention to the Japanese leader. “Shinzo, you don’t have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you’ll be out of office very soon,” Trump said,...
  • Famed gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in protest suicide(trunc)

    04/14/2018 5:17:57 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 98 replies
    DailyMail.Co.UK ^ | April 14, 2018 | Jennifer Smith
    A prominent gay rights activist set himself on fire in a protest suicide in Brooklyn's Prospect Park in the early hours of Saturday morning. David Buckel, 60, was found in the park at 6.30am on Saturday before hundreds descended on it to enjoy the warm Spring weather. He left a note in a bag for police which read: 'My name is David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide. 'I apologize to you for the mess.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5616241/Prominent-gay-rights-lawyer-60-sets-fire-protest-suicide-Prospect-Park.html#ixzz5ChC9t5Qt Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Student Holds Anti-NRA Sign in MOLON LABE (come and take it) Hoodie

    03/25/2018 1:27:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    This picture, from the facebook page of MSG Firearms, shows a student with an anti-NRA sign while wearing a hoodie with the motto ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ and the date 480 B.C. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ is what the Spartan king, Leonidas I is said to have told the Persian Emperor Xerxes I, when Xerxes demanded that they lay down their arms. It means, “Come and Take Them!” The same motto was used by Texicans in the battle of Gonzales in the first battle of the Texas war for independence. That war started with the Mexican tyrant Santa Anna attempted to disarm the Texas...
  • The #LoveWins Jackboot

    03/09/2018 4:53:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | March 9, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    A reader took this photo of a flyer in the halls of Grady High School in Atlanta. What symbolism! A public school in Atlanta is now propagandizing students to believe that people who dissent from the multiculti Narrative are haters who deserve to be symbolically stomped by a jackboot.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Adds Itself To List Of Hate Groups-SATIRE

    02/07/2018 2:14:50 PM PST · by fungoking · 9 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 2/7/18 | Staff
    MONTGOMERY, AL—In an update Wednesday to its Hatewatch blog, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced the newest addition to its authoritative list of hate groups: the Southern Poverty Law Center. “We have identified an organization with a clear history of rank intolerance toward faith communities based solely upon their sincerely held religious convictions,” the statement reads. “This organization has encouraged ostracism and threats toward people, politicians, and businesses that do not adhere to its rigid progressive agenda. It has existed and operated right under our noses for years. It is known as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).” The statement...
  • Russian weather satellite fails to enter orbit after launch

    11/28/2017 8:04:24 PM PST · by oxcart · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 28, 2017 | DMITRI LOVETSKY
    VOSTOCHNY LAUNCH PAD, Russia (AP) -- A Russian weather satellite and nearly 20 micro-satellites from various nations failed to enter their designated orbits Tuesday following the launch from Russia's new cosmodrome, another blow to the nation's space program. Russia's Roscosmos space agency said it has failed to establish communications with the Meteor M 2-1 satellite that was launched atop a Soyuz-2 booster rocket Tuesday from Russia's new Vostochny launch pad in the Far East. The agency says it's trying to determine what happened.
  • Russia Scandal Befalls Two Brothers: John and Tony Podesta

    11/11/2017 1:48:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 10, 2017 | By KENNETH P. VOGEL
    <p>WASHINGTON — One is a rail-thin liberal idealist who spent his career in government, on campaigns and at think tanks. The other is an overweight pragmatist who made a fortune lobbying for all manner of liberal boogeymen.</p> <p>And now, in a twist with Shakespearean undertones, the two influential Washington brothers have found themselves on opposite sides of the scandals over Russian interference in the 2016 election.</p>
  • "Men like Harvey Weinstein should go to jail, says Jane Fonda"

    10/13/2017 2:07:22 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 70 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 13 Oct 17 | Alexandra Gibbs and Tania Bryer
    Sexual harassment isn't just a problem Hollywood is currently trying to come to terms with — it's "epidemic", one award-winning actress told CNBC. In recent days, famous movie stars such as Ryan Gosling, Emma Thompson, Brie Larson and Tom Hanks have spoken out in support of those who have been affected by the sexual harassment scandal currently encircling producer Harvey Weinstein. Now, it's Jane Fonda's turn. Not only does she believe that the women who've come forward should be applauded for their courage, but the people who conduct such acts — like those that Weinstein has been accused of —...
  • Pat Buchanan: Trump May Need Those Transgender Troops

    08/21/2017 6:53:18 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 31, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan warns North Korea's nuclear escalation, deteriorating relations with Russia and China, and U.S. engagement in the Middle East are a growing challenge for the U.S. military — and President Donald Trump "may need those transgender troops."In a piece for World Net Daily, Buchanan chides that, "Apparently, U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia are insufficient to satiate our War Party."
  • Like Haman Being Hanged on the Scaffold He Built for Mordechai

    07/02/2017 6:47:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 2, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    An online friend watching the week’s events observes that they remind her of the villain Haman being hanged on the very scaffold he had built to hang Mordechai in the biblical Book of Esther. That sums up the week in which the federal investigators are themselves under investigation and the press is forced to recant the lies it has been publishing about the administration. Having watched the deep state eviscerate gentleman G.W. Bush and his administration on the Plamegate fiction, this turn of events warms my heart. It’s long overdue. 1. The Attempted “Russian Collusion” Coup Fails The Plotters Are...
  • TV news vehicle stolen as crew covers local crime wave

    06/26/2017 9:31:31 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 15 replies
    The Extract ^ | 6.25.17 | Editor
    A local television news crew in New Mexico became the story when someone stole the station’s SUV as staffers gathered footage for a segment on crime in the area.
  • Irony: Pro-Abortion CBS Decries Budget Impact on Society’s ‘Weakest Members’

    05/24/2017 4:01:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 24, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    The aggressively pro-abortion journalists at CBS have suddenly discovered a need to protect society’s “weakest members.” But it’s not a turn towards respecting the pro-life position. No, the hosts of CBS This Morning on Wednesday conveniently used this talking point as a way to decry Donald Trump’s proposed budget.  Talking to Ohio Governor John Kasich, Charlie Rose demanded, “Governor, what do you say to those who say a society and a civilization can measured by how it treats its weakest members?” Earlier this year, CBS decried Republicans for their effort to defund Planned Parenthood. But that’s apparently not what CBS reporters have...
  • Big Game Hunter Killed When Shot Elephant Collapses on Top of Him

    05/22/2017 12:17:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 160 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    SNIP A professional hunter was killed when an elephant that had just been shot fell on top of him, according to reports. South African big-game bagger Theunis Botha, 51, was leading a hunt in Zimbabwe on Friday when his group accidentally walked into the path of a herd of breeding elephants near Hwange National Park and three of the elephant cows charged at them, the Telegraph reports. Botha fired at the rampaging pack but was caught by surprise when a fourth cow came in from the side and picked him up with her trunk. SNIP
  • Flashback 1993: DEFIANT F.B.I. CHIEF REMOVED FROM JOB BY THE PRESIDENT (Clinton fires Sessions)

    05/09/2017 4:32:55 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 20, 1993 | DAVID JOHNSTON
    President Clinton today dismissed William S. Sessions, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who had stubbornly rejected an Administration ultimatum to resign six months after a harsh internal ethics report on his conduct. Mr. Clinton said he would announce his nominee to replace Mr. Sessions on Tuesday. He was expected to pick Judge Louis J. Freeh of Federal District Court in Manhattan; officials said Judge Freeh had impressed Mr. Clinton favorably on Friday at their first meeting. Mr. Clinton, explaining his reasons for removing Mr. Sessions, effective immediately, said, "We cannot have a leadership vacuum at an agency...
  • Bill Clinton writing a Thriller :"The President is Missing"

    05/09/2017 8:29:55 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/8/2017 | video
    Former US President Bill Clinton is teaming up with thriller writer James Patterson on a novel entitled "The President is Missing." Rollo Ross reports.
  • Dennis Prager: Some on the Left Now Criticize the Students They Created

    03/14/2017 9:31:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 14, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    In the last few weeks, there has been a spate of columns by writers on the left condemning the left-wing college students who riot, take over university buildings and shout down speakers with whom they differ... Here's the problem: It is the left that transformed universities into the moral and intellectual wastelands most are now...
  • DOES THE NFL COMBINE VIOLATE THE ADA?

    03/01/2017 8:25:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 28, 2017 | Paul Mirengoff
    If your answer is, “you can’t be serious,” you’re not fully in tune with the contemporary landscape. On the other hand, your common sense quotient is high. The NFL scouting combine is basically an audition by more than 300 of the best collegiate football players who are eligible for the NFL draft. They come to Indianapolis each year to undergo on-field workouts, medical testing, interviews, and psychological testing.
  • Irony? MSNBC's Brian Williams Hosts Segment on President Trump's Lying

    02/09/2017 12:18:20 PM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2017
    MSNBC's Brian Williams may not be the best person to discuss another man's lying. On his show "The 11th Hour," Williams hosted a segment that discussed President Donald Trump's alleged lying. [Snip] "This is what the Trump Administration is counting on. Why does he lie? Because he can. Because anyone who corrects him, he'll say that's the opposition, that's partisan," [Guest Charlie] Sykes said.