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  • Kenyan Pastors to Obama: Don't Bring 'The Gay Talk' Here

    07/23/2015 5:01:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    CBN News ^ | July 22, 2015 | George Thomas
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- President Barack Obama heads to Kenya this week for a global economic summit. It will be Obama's first visit as president to his father's homeland. While some hope the trip will bring closer ties between our two countries, there's one subject many Kenyans don't want the president to talk about: gay rights and same-sex marriage. The streets are already buzzing in anticipation of his arrival, with polls showing Obama enjoys widespread popularity among Kenyans. "I think this is a guy who really appreciates his roots," said one resident of the capital city. "Because he is our brother,...
  • Texans threaten to 'cover land with pig blood' to block Muslim cemetery

    07/20/2015 6:54:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/19/2015 | AP
    Muslims say they're looking for a place to bury their dead but locals in Farmersville say it's a plot to gain a foothold in their small Texas town and are threatening to stop the plan by using pig parts. A proposal to bring a Muslim cemetery to the rural town has stoked fears among residents who are vehemently trying to convince community leaders to block the project. The sentiment reflects an anti-Muslim distrust that has been brewing over the last year in parts of Texas, most notably 25 miles away in Garland - the scene of a deadly May shooting...
  • Iran Bans U.S. Inspectors from All Nuclear Sites

    07/16/2015 1:47:37 PM PDT · by Calamari · 106 replies ^ | July 16, 2015 4:20 pm | Adam Kredo
    July 16, 2015 4:20 pm U.S. and Iranian officials confirmed Thursday that no American nuclear inspectors will be permitted to enter the country’s contested nuclear site under the parameters of a deal reached with world powers this week, according to multiple statements by American and Iranian officials.
  • Report: Netanyahu rejected Kerry visit after election win

    05/03/2015 4:15:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3 May 2015
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal to visit Israel following his election win in March and told him instead to come only after the new government was formed. According to a report on Israel's Channel 2, immediately after Israel's general election on March 17, Kerry proposed that he would visit the Jewish state in order to advance various regional issues.  The Prime Minister's Office did not confirm the report on Sunday evening.  Relations between Netanyahu and the administration of US President Barack Obama have been tense over the last few months. On Election Day Netanyahu...
  • Union cancels Boeing vote, claiming gun-toting workers told it to take off

    04/24/2015 8:26:04 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 31 replies ^ | April 24, 2015 |
    The union looking to organize workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant has put its plans in a holding pattern, claiming workers are so opposed to signing up that they chased labor leaders off their porches at gunpoint. The North Charleston plant, which opened in the right-to-work state four years ago and builds fuselages for 747s and 787s, employs about 7,500 workers. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers had been trying to build support for a vote this week on unionizing 3,175 production and maintenance workers, but called off the vote days before it was to happen.
  • Chris Christie, Rand Paul Not Invited to Address NRA Forum in Nashville

    04/08/2015 4:02:20 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 43 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7 Apr 2015 | by AWR Hawkins
    On March 29, Breitbart News reported that Christie was one of two GOP presidential hopefuls that does not own a gun.
  • Report: Some Hillary Supporters Don’t Want Bill Clinton at Her Presidential Announcement

    03/27/2015 6:36:16 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies ^ | 03/27/2015 | Breitbart News
    When Hillary Clinton formally announces her presidential bid–likely in the next month–some of her supporters would prefer that Bill Clinton not be by her side because his “unnecessary baggage” may overshadow her once again.According to a Politico report, “another source of disagreement among Clinton supporters is what role Bill Clinton should play on announcement day.”“Longtime Clinton supporters” reportedly “said Bill Clinton’s presence would confuse Hillary’s message.” One operative told the outlet, “everyone knows who her family is, she doesn’t have to introduce them to the public… It should just be her. It should be her moment and Bill could overshadow...
  • Geraldo Rivera turned away from Wenjian Liu’s funeral

    01/04/2015 6:04:49 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 57 replies
    We all know Geraldo Rivera is a publicity whore. Today however, he may have exceeded even his lowest moments. First, there was a Geraldo Rivera selfie at Wenjian Liu funeral
  • Australian Restaurant Sparks Outrage, Praise With ‘Sorry, No Muslims’ Sign

    12/23/2014 1:49:29 PM PST · by PROCON · 64 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Edwin Mora
    A restaurant in an Australian town has sparked reactions that range from outrage to praise after placing a “Sorry, No Muslims” sign outside its front doors , according to various media reports. The sign was handwritten on a chalkboard displayed outside the Eagle’s Nest Bar and Grill, a restaurant located in the Queensland, Australia town of Longreach. Australia’s Brisbane Times reports that on Nov. 19, Longreach local Helen Day posted pictures of the sign on the restaurant’s Facebook page and wrote: Just a bit surprised to see the sign up [reading] “Sorry No Muslims” … what’s that about? I certainly...
  • NYPD shooting victim’s family: Stay away, Sharpton!

    12/06/2014 8:32:16 AM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies ^ | 12/5/14 | Lorena Mongelli and Danika Fears
    The blowhard opportunist muscled his way into the arrangements — and even put out press releases promising to deliver the eulogy — without ever consulting the family or offering to foot the bill. But Gurley’s relatives told Sharpton to stay away rather than turn the somber ceremonies into a spectacle. “It’s been a nightmare,” Gurley’s aunt, Hertencia Petersen, told The Post. “He just wants to take credit for this when he’s never even contacted my sister [Gurley’s mother]. “Who made you the spokesperson of our family? We just want to bury our nephew with dignity and respect.”
  • Breaking: TURKEY REFUSES OBAMA REQUEST to Use Its Airbases to Fight ISIS

    09/11/2014 11:39:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 213 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/11/14 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday, Barack Obama stated, “Turkey needs to be involved in coalition against ISIS.” On Thursday Turkey said it will not allow the US to use its airbases to fight ISIS.
  • State Denies Request To House Migrant Kids At Southbury (CT)

    07/16/2014 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 9 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | July 15, 2014 | KEITH PHANEUF
    "The vacant property that the state of Connecticut has is too small to accommodate your needs (which clearly must be at least several hundred thousand square feet of building space alone) and is typically in a state of disrepair to the point where a certificate of occupancy would be difficult to obtain," Patrick M. O'Brien, assistant director of OPM's Bureau of Assets Management, wrote to an official at the U.S. General Services Administration's New England regional offices. "Indeed, many existing structures are beyond salvage and require environmental remediation and demolition."
  • National Park Service plans to ban drones over 84 million acres

    06/24/2014 7:31:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 20, 2014 | Staff
    The National Park Service on Friday announced it was moving to ban drones on all its lands.. The move comes amid growing concern about hobbyists using drones to create dramatic videos. The ban would cover more than 84 million acres of public land. The director of the parks service cited safety concerns as well as potential harm to wildlife. "Imagine you're a big wall climber in Yosemite working on a four-day climb up El Capitan, and you're hanging off a bulb, ready to make a [difficult] move, and an unmanned aircraft flies up beside you and is hovering a few...
  • Red State Dems To Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly: Please Stay Away

    06/23/2014 12:41:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 23 Jun 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    Red state Democrats who are fighting to overcome their support of gun control and get re-elected are asking gun control proponents Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly to stay out of their states. This comes after Breibart News' June 4 report that Giffords and Kelly planned to help Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Kay Hagan (D-NC) get re-elected this November. Now Udall, Landrieu, and Hagan are pushing Giffords and Kelly to stay away from their races. According to The Washington Times, the three incumbents are trying to keep gun control from erupting as a major issue in their...
  • Why Americans Disliked Piers Morgan

    02/26/2014 7:57:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 02/26/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, CNN's Piers Morgan announced that "Piers Morgan Live" would be coming to an ignominious end sometime in March. His replacement has not yet been chosen. But his television demise came not a moment too soon for millions of Americans who had tired of his sneering nastiness. The New York Times chose not to see it that way. Instead, the Times insisted, Morgan's problem sprang from his British accent and heritage: "Old hands in the television news business suggest that there are two things a presenter cannot have: an accent or a beard ... Mr. Morgan is clean shaven...
  • YouTube:No Black Women or Asian Women Found or Wanted in Muslim Heaven! ABSOLUTE BARF ALERT

    12/19/2013 2:59:12 PM PST · by lbryce · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 25, 2009 | MEMRI-TV
    This is by far the most bizarre, repulsive observation, overview of the extent in which the Arab/Muslim culture defies the very concept of what it means to be human. I've taken to make the full transcript of the entire interview available here below as it appears on screen as translated by MEMRI-TV. MEMRI_TV is known to the West for their absolutely accurate transcription of the local Arab language into English. I do make an occasional comment of my own on specific statements that can not otherwise be described. I just want to state for the record that the content of...
  • Gov. Branstad Executive Order Rejects Federal Common Core

    12/04/2013 6:16:50 PM PST · by Kolath · 19 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 12-04-2013 | Kevin Hall
    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed an executive order on Wednesday rejecting federal intrusion into the state’s education system. The order, Number 83, declares that the state, “not the federal government of any other organization, shall determine the content of Iowa’s state academic standards”. The order also states that school districts may also choose to use additional assessments to measure student progress.
  • Kentucky cross-country runner refuses to race after being assigned number 666

    11/06/2013 6:24:40 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 5, 2013
    A Kentucky high school student athlete declined to participate in her team’s cross-country race after she was assigned the number 666, saying it would have gone against her religious beliefs. Whitley County High School junior Codie Thacker and her coach tried to get her a different number, but race officials denied the request. Coach Gina Croley knew there might be a problem as soon as she saw the number Thacker had been given. "I saw it and I was like, 'whoa,'" she said. "I don't think she will wear that number." The number 666 is often associated with the biblical...
  • Obama Bans Photographers From White House

    11/03/2013 6:35:00 AM PST · by lowbridge · 53 replies ^ | november 2, 2013 | Martin Defrancesco
    Rather than allow journalists to cover events as they happen at the White House, President Obama issues “propaganda” photos of himself to be used in all media stories, instead. And the Associated Press is not happy about it. According to American Overlook, Santiago Lyon, AP director of photography, said that no one has real access to President Obama. The only time photojournalists are allowed inside to cover an event is when “foreign dignitaries” are visiting Washington. Since he first took office in 2009, President Obama has been anything but open in regards to photographers taking his picture. Since then, the...
  • Ordain Women Group Turned Away At Conference [Mormon church turns women away from meeting]

    10/08/2013 6:04:00 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 30 replies ^ | Oct. 7, 2013 | Kathy Farnsworth
    (Salt Lake City, UT) — A group of activist women seeking access to the Priesthood Session at the 183rd Semiannual General Conference were turned away. The 200 women are part of a group called Ordain Women, which is lobbying the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to allow for the ordination of women. A BYU graduated founded the group last year after returning from a mission to Barcelona.
  • College Republicans Denied Admittance To Obama Speech

    07/26/2013 4:25:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    National ^ | July 26, 2013l | Nathan Harden
    President Obama was bound to receive a warm response from the audience attending his speech at the University of Central Missouri yesterday — because some students who disagreed with him weren’t allowed into the building.
  • Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Rod Stewart join boycott against Florida: report

    07/23/2013 7:44:26 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 134 replies
    Washington post ^ | 7/23/13 | By Jessica Chasmar
    <p>A source close to singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder has released a list of some the biggest names in the music industry joining in the boycott against Florida’s “stand your ground” laws.</p>
  • NAACP Rejects Black Conservatives From National Conference

    07/17/2013 11:41:43 AM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies ^ | Jul 17, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    According to author and Fox News contributor Deneen Borelli and her husband, Tom Borelli, black conservatives have been blacklisted from the NAACP's national conferences for years. When the Borellis, who are employees of the conservative group FreedomWorks, attempted to pay for booth space at this year's 104th National NAACP conference in Florida, they were told there was no room for them despite plenty of exhibit space remaining open. The NAACP website states that the mission of the organization is to, "ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination." The objectives...
  • Sigh: D.C. Council poised to chase off 900 jobs because they don’t like Wal-Mart, so there

    07/09/2013 7:15:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    A couple lessons, here. First, businesses are not obligated to open in your city or your neighborhood, particularly when you incentivize them to locate elsewhere. Washington, D.C. is particularly susceptible to losing potential jobs (particularly in entry-level and working class retail positions, as opposed to lobbyist slots) to nearby jurisdictions because it doesn’t take much to simply cross the bridge to friendlier climes in, say, Virginia. Second, as Sonny Bunch reminds us of a lesson from Econ 101, hiking the minimum wage kills jobs.Here’s the haps. In Washington, Wal-Mart, the city council, the grocery store unions, and a thousand Wal-Mart...
  • No Smoking Outside Starbucks Shops Starting Saturday

    05/31/2013 11:09:13 AM PDT · by Drango · 113 replies
    NPR ^ | 5/31/13 | Mark Memmott
    Enlarge image i Don't sit down here and have a smoke with your coffee, Starbucks says. Mark Memmott/NPR Don't sit down here and have a smoke with your coffee, Starbucks says.Mark Memmott/NPR Starbucks is moving its smoking ban outdoors.Starting Saturday, according to signs posted in its more than 7,000 shops across the U.S. and Canada, "the no-smoking policy ... will include outdoor areas.""Smoking will be restricted within 25 feet of the store and within outdoor seating areas," the notices read.AdWeek says that "since smoking bans have swept the nation in the last decade, it's doubtful there will be a...
  • Boston mosque refuses to host funeral for Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    04/24/2013 7:29:23 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2012 | AP
    At least one Boston mosque attended by the Tsarnaev family has refused to provide funeral services for the killed Boston bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his aunt said on Wednesday. The aunt, Patimat Suleimanova, didn’t know the name of the mosque, NBC reported. But she said one of Tsarnaev’s uncles had approached the mosque for services and was flatly denied
  • Toronto dad upset he's not allowed to watch daughter's swim class

    04/07/2013 12:41:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 71 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Saturday, April 06, 2013 | Jenny Yuen
    TORONTO - When a single dad signed his nine-year-old daughter up for female-only swim lessons, he didn’t realize he — as a man — was going to be banned from watching her practice. Chris (who didn’t want his last name published) was shocked when he had the blinds to the viewing area of the Dennis R. Timbrell Recreation Centre pool in Flemingdon Park shut on him and then was told by staffers it was for “religious reasons.” “I spoke to a staff member and she told me that it’s because of Muslim women, that we’re not allowed to look at...
  • Transgender student denied admission to all-female Smith College

    03/21/2013 7:33:30 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/2013 | Eric Owens
    A transgender high school student who applied to prestigious, private, all-female Smith College has been rejected because the school only accepts women. Smith returned Calliope Wong’s application — and application fee — earlier this month, reports The Advocate. “As you may remember from our previous correspondence, Smith is a women’s college, which means that undergraduate applicants to Smith must be female at the time of admission,” admissions dean Debra Shaver wrote in a letter to Wong, The Advocate says. Wong has identified as female for several years, according to the Keystone Student Voice. However, on the FAFSA (Free Application for...
  • Gay Couple Reportedly Asked to Leave Roseville[CA] Galleria For Kissing [Victim Parade Begins!]

    03/05/2013 8:48:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies ^ | 3/4/13 | Justin Cox
    Two men were reportedly asked to leave the Roseville Galleria on Saturday because they were kissing in the mall, according to Fox 40. 21-year-old Daniel Chesmore and his boyfriend Jose Guzman, 24, recorded audio of the guard who asked them to leave, according to Fox 40. He said, "If you continue tokiss,you will be askedtoleave the mall. Period ... I counted you guys kissing 25 times. I told you before, we contact any couple..." A Galleria representative told the news station that, "Persons that violate the Code of Conduct are asked to leave the property," but Fox 40 reports that...
  • The most anti-Obama place in the U.S.

    11/15/2012 7:12:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2012
    CNN's Gary Tuchman heads to King County, Texas, where President Obama won only five votes. Video at link.
  • Leavin’ on a jet plane: Obama supporters vow exodus from US if Romney wins

    10/10/2012 11:29:39 PM PDT · by plsjr · 77 replies
    Twitchy - U.S. Politics ^ | 10 Oct 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    "Leavin’ on a jet plane: Obama supporters vow exodus from US if Romney wins" Oof. Another election, another litany of threats from American liberals vowing to leave the country if a Republican is elected president:
  • Video: Virginia Bakery Refuses To Serve Biden; Angry Over 'You Didn't Build That'

    08/15/2012 7:51:53 PM PDT · by Justaham · 71 replies
    The owner of Crumb and Get It in Roanoke says he doesn't agree with the Obama administration's policies.
  • Radford Business Owner Declines Request From Joe Biden's Entourage to Stop in Store (Virginia)

    08/15/2012 5:05:15 PM PDT · by kristinn · 47 replies
    WDBJ-7 ^ | Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | Orlando Salinas
    RADFORD, Va.— Would you say no to the Vice President? One New River Valley business owner turned Vice President Joe Biden down. This might happen more than you think from both political parties, most businesses just don't talk about it. The owner of "Crumb and Get It" - did. Chris McMurray's bakery has been open only since May, barely three months. Wednesday morning, advance teams for Vice President Joe Biden walked in. "I approached her she said Joe Biden is coming to town today," McMurray said. "Crumb and Get It" is a mom and pop store. Literally. Chris and his...
  • Black Burka Clad Woman Wearing U.S. Military Insignia Booted From Obama Event

    05/05/2012 5:58:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    Based on Pool, AP and Twitter reports | Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Kristinn
    A strange happening at the Obama campaign event at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond today. The media pool reports mentioned a woman wearing a black burka who was removed from the event. To make things more interesting, the pool reporter says the person was wearing U.S. military insignia.From the AP:VCU police reported that a heckler was removed from the arena, taken outside and released. A police dispatcher didn't know what the woman had yelled. According to a White House pool report, photographers observed a woman wearing a black burka being escorted out of the gym by Richmond police and other...
  • Lucas empire strikes back in Calif. studio battle

    04/13/2012 4:59:17 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 43 replies
    Associated Press via MSNBC ^ | updated 4/13/2012 12:18:35 AM ET | TERENCE CHEA
    SAN FRANCISCO — George Lucas' empire is striking back in its long-running battle to build a palatial film studio in the pastoral hills north of San Francisco. Lucasfilm Ltd., the force behind the Star Wars movies, shocked Marin County on Tuesday by announcing that it is abandoning the controversial Grady Ranch project, citing bitter opposition from neighbors and delays in the approval process. The company said it would build its new digital media production studio elsewhere and hopes to sell the historic farmland to a developer interested in constructing low-income housing.
  • Noam Chomsky denied entry to Israel

    05/16/2010 11:27:48 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 1,057+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2010
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli official says academic and polemicist Noam Chomsky, who is a fierce critic of Israel, has been denied entry to the country. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sabine Haddad said Chomsky was turned away for "various reasons" but declined to elaborate.
  • Bart (Stupak) gets the boot from MI Right to Life

    03/24/2010 3:44:18 PM PDT · by Kieri · 29 replies · 994+ views
    Soo Today ^ | 03/24/10 | Soo Today Staff
    NEWS RELEASE RIGHT TO LIFE OF MICHIGAN ************************* RLM-PAC rescinds Reppresentative Stupak's endorsement On Wednesday, March 24, the Right to Life of Michigan political action committee notified U.S. Representative Bart Stupak that his endorsement was rescinded. In a letter sent to Representative Stupak, the RLM-PAC qualified how the endorsement criteria was no longer met. Right to Life of Michigan Political Action Committee Director Larry Galmish said: "The letter noted the endorsement had been based on Representative Stupak's voting record, previous interview and completion of a questionnaire in which Representative Stupak indicated he would oppose any efforts to include federally funded...
  • Finger-in-Chili Woman Banned From Wendy's

    03/12/2010 3:39:14 PM PST · by Baladas · 8 replies · 556+ views
    AOL News ^ | 03/12/10 | David Knowles
    March 11) -- Anna Ayala will not be dining at a Wendy's restaurant anytime soon. The woman who gained infamy in 2005 when she planted a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili is out of prison. One of the conditions of her probation is that she never set foot in the fast-food chain again. In her first interview since her release, Ayala admitted to CBS affiliate KPIX-TV that she had cooked the finger in a bowl of chili and later transferred it into a Wendy's container. "I cooked it," she told KPIX. Ayala said that, following a Wendy's...
  • Have Gays Found Their Place in the GOP?

    02/24/2010 1:44:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 962+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 24, 2010
    Feb. 24, 2010 Have Gays Found Their Place in the GOP? Dramatic Moment at Conservative Confab Could Be a Sign of Change Within Republican Party When It Comes to Gay Rights A memorable moment at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference could mark a turning point in the long-fraught relationship between gays and the Republican Party. CPAC is perhaps the nation's premiere conservative gathering, a convivial opportunity for impassioned right-wing activists to network, plan for upcoming elections and listen to the biggest names in the conservative movement. It's the sort of atmosphere in which the casual observer might expect someone...
  • Gay Republicans Face Cool Reception at CPAC

    02/19/2010 10:29:21 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 44 replies · 867+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 02/19/2010 | Alison McSherry
    Not only are the members of GOProud, a gay Republican organization, in the political minority, but they are also very much in the Republican minority. Ever since it signed on as a co-sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference, this 9-month-old organization has provoked controversy. Not far from the GOProud booth, several men on Thursday handed out green leaflets that read “TO KEEP OUR HONOR CLEAN!” The leaflet, created by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, is a four-page argument against gays serving in the military. The pamphlet, in fact, calls for “a moral revolution.”...
  • Brazil mayor bans funk, rap music as Carnival begins

    02/12/2010 7:13:10 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 19 replies · 497+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | 2/12/10 | Reuters UK
    (SNIP) Mayor Jose Neto of Sao Lourenco in southeastern Minas Gerais state told Globo television he was banning songs that incite violence and disrespect authority and wanted to protect more traditional Carnival music, such as samba. Anyone caught listening to funk -- a pounding beat often with sexual lyrics popular in Rio de Janeiro's slums -- or rap during the Carnival period would have to turn it off or face arrest and up to six months in prison, he reportedly said. (SNIP)
  • Iran denies entry to Sen. Kerry

    01/03/2010 12:47:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 168 replies · 7,983+ views
    Iran denies entry to Sen. Kerry By Bridget Johnson - 01/03/10 01:48 PM ET Iranian legislators on Sunday decided to not allow a visit from Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.), according to Iranian media. "Members of the Iranian parliament's Foreign Relations Committee (a subcommittee of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission) voiced opposition to the request after studying the issue," Hassan Ebrahimi, head of the committee, told the semi-official Fars News Agency. Several Iranian news outlets reported last week that Kerry had submitted an official request to visit Tehran in an emissary role. Kerry spokesman...
  • Mickey Rooney turned away at W.H.

    12/03/2009 7:05:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies · 2,475+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/3/09 | Stephanie Green and Elizabeth Glover
    Would-be reality TV stars can crash the White House. But real stars -- the old-fashioned kind? Forget about it. G2 has learned that entertainment legend Mickey Rooney, who has met every previous president since FDR, tried to crash the White House by showing up without an appointment while he was in town early last month.
  • Report: Patrick Kennedy barred from communion by bishop

    11/22/2009 3:46:19 AM PST · by Andy'smom · 37 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/22//2009
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rep. Patrick Kennedy says Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin has barred him from receiving communion because of his support of abortion rights. The Providence Journal reports on its Web site Sunday that Kennedy said in an interview that Tobin issued the order during discussions with the Democratic lawmaker, further escalating a simmering ideological dispute between the two men. Under church rules, Tobin can prevent Kennedy from receiving communion within his diocese, which covers Rhode Island. It’s unclear whether bishops outside Rhode Island will take the same path.
  • Congressman Steve King tries to block Gitmo terrorist transfers to Iowa border

    11/16/2009 4:05:47 PM PST · by bigred08 · 3 replies · 550+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 11/16/2009 | Kevin Hall
    King is trying to prevent the transfer of Guantanamo Bay terrorists to a prison near the Iowa-Illinois border. He has asked 1st District Congressman Bruce Braley, whose district is closest to the prison, to join his efforts.
  • Dems change locks on Capitol offices; tell Repubs to get lost

    10/21/2009 1:08:50 PM PDT · by pabianice · 147 replies · 4,815+ views
    Fox News Channel | 10/21/09
    Breaking on Fox/Cavuto. No Repubs now have access to any meeting rooms in the Capitol Building. Reid to hold fourth secret meeting on ObamaCare tomorrow. No one besides committee members to be allowed into any meetings. No press coverage. No statements. They are working on a 1,500 + page bill in an attempt to merge different versions. A Dem liar is on Cavuto now saying that the process is indeed open and transparent because the Dems are releasing what information they feel like. Has locking-out the minority party in Congress ever been done before?
  • Christian preacher refused entry to Britain under rules intended to fight extremism (Benny Hinh)

    10/04/2009 2:03:27 PM PDT · by cyst · 25 replies · 1,017+ views
    Telegraph, UK ^ | 10-3-09 | Laura Donnelly
    Thousands who travelled to see Mr Hinn perform at a London rally have been were left disappointed after officials at Stansted airport would not let him in the country. Border Agency officials turned back Mr Hinn, who landed by private jet, because he had failed to bring a valid sponsorship certificate from his church, required under rules introduced last November. The Pentecostal preacher, who was due to perform at a three day rally in a Docklands exhibition centre this weekend, flew on to Paris, and attempted – and failed – to regain entry to Britain via Luton. Thousands of evangelical...
  • Christian preacher refused entry to Britain under rules intended to fight extremism (Benny Hinn)

    <p>Thousands who travelled to see Mr Hinn perform at a London rally have been were left disappointed after officials at Stansted airport would not let him in the country.</p> <p>Border Agency officials turned back Mr Hinn, who landed by private jet, because he had failed to bring a valid sponsorship certificate from his church, required under rules introduced last November.</p>
  • Don't Tread On Me! - Booting ACORN from 9/12 DC rally (Patriot Tim Jones rocks!)

    09/13/2009 10:48:11 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 50 replies · 4,578+ views
    (from Michelle Malkin's website)#805248 On September 13th, 2009 at 8:28 pm, atheling said: Found this video of a small kerfuffle with ACORN frauds selling Gadsden flags at the Protest! After they were discovered for who they were, they were chased out of the Mall. I guess we better beware of who we purchase from at future protests, so that we’re not inadvertently filling ACORN’s coffers. --------------------------------------- from TheSpiritOfTruth's YouTube video report: My blog: This is footage of a small group of ACORN activists getting chewed away from the 9/12 DC rally at the Capitol. Apparently someone in the organization...
  • Cracker Barrel Bans Beating Suspect For Life (Calling Jeff Foxwortthy)

    09/18/2009 1:31:19 PM PDT · by devane617 · 52 replies · 2,043+ views
    WSB-TV ^ | 09/18/2009
    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- No more Cracker Barrel restaurants ever for one Georgia man. The company has banned the man accused of beating a mother at one of its restaurants from all of its locations for life. Investigators in Clayton County said Troy West beat Tasha Hill at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Morrow while yelling racial slurs after he nearly hit her 7-year-old daughter while opening the restaurant's door. Cracker Barrel Bans Suspect From Restaurant For Life The beating is leading some state lawmakers to consider pushing for a Georgia Hate Crime Law. "It's past time, but there again,...