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  • April 19 in Military History: the Shot Heard Round the World and the first flight of the Intruder

    04/19/2018 2:08:50 PM PDT · by fugazi · 60 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | April 19, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1775: An expedition of 700 British regulars under the command of Lt. Col. Frances Smith departs Boston to seize and destroy military stores of the Massachusetts Militia in Concord. At dawn, 70 militia members led by Capt. John Parker meet the British at Lexington, and the two sides briefly skirmish. The Americans withdraw and regroup, attacking the redcoats again at North Bridge with a much larger force, forcing the British to turn back towards Boston. The American Revolution has begun. 1861: 86 years to the day after the “shot heard round the world,” Massachusetts volunteers headed for Washington, D.C. are...
  • Why a populace should always be armed

    04/19/2018 6:55:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | Bill Federer
    The sun never set on the British Empire. It was the largest empire in world history. Out of nearly 200 countries in the world, only 22 were never controlled or invaded by Britain. In April of 1775, the British Royal Military Governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, sent 800 British Army Regulars, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, on a preemptive raid to seize guns from American patriots at Lexington and Concord. George Mason of Virginia stated: “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” James Madison wrote (“Letters & Writings of...
  • Obama Skipped Aunt's Funeral; Went Golfing Instead

    04/23/2014 6:46:59 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 23, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama did not attend the funeral of his late aunt Zeituni Onyango. Instead, he went golfing. The New York Times reports: After Zeituni Onyango, the woman President Obama once called Auntie, died in a South Boston nursing home this month, her closest relatives gathered her belongings at her nearby apartment. There, framed photographs of her with the president covered the wall. Weeping before a polished wood coffin at her wake this past Saturday, they described Ms. Onyango, the half sister of the president’s father, as “the spirit of the Obama family” and talked about raising money to send her...
  • Attack of the Dean-Leaners The Libertarian Case for the Democrats

    10/14/2003 5:07:32 PM PDT · by RJCogburn · 26 replies · 110+ views
    Reason ^ | October 14, 2003 | Julian Sanchez
    I think I must have been ill that day. At some point, no one can say precisely when, libertarians apparently swore a feudal oath of fealty to the Republican Party. In response to an American Prospect article on libertarian disenchantment with the Bush administration, Reason's own former editor in chief Virginia Postrel explained that "real Dean voters don't like Jeff Flake. (I do.)" On the Crossfire view of politics, this makes sense: You pick your team and root for it, come hell or high water. The Platonic Real Dean Voter can't possibly hold any affection for a member of the...
  • This Man Is America’s Best Hope for Near-Term Climate Action

    05/13/2015 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Slate ^ | May 13, 2015 | Eric Holthaus
    Conservative climate champions are often laughed off or ignored. But what’s happening within the American political right could change everything, and fast.Each year since 1989, the JFK Library bestows its Profile in Courage award to a public servant who takes a principled but unpopular position. This year,the award went to Bob Inglis, a former congressman from South Carolina who’s turned into America’s best hope for near-term climate action. Oh, he’s also a Republican.As you might expect, Inglis wasn’t always a climate campaigner. In his acceptance speech last week at the JFK Library in Boston,he described how and why he changed...
  • How the science of persuasion could change the politics of climate change

    04/16/2018 6:22:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | April 16, 2018 | by James Temple
    Jerry Taylor believes he can change the minds of conservative climate skeptics. After all, he helped plant the doubts for many in the first place. He’s president of the Niskanen Center, a libertarian-leaning Washington, DC, think tank he founded in 2014. He and his colleagues there are trying to build support for the passage of an aggressive federal carbon tax, through discussions with Washington insiders, with a particular focus on Republican legislators and their staff. Lesson one: Pick the right targets Political scientists consistently find that mass opinion doesn’t drive the policy debate, so much as the other way around....
  • Sheffield orders new landing spot for UFO monument (MA)

    04/15/2018 9:16:13 AM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    The Berkshire Eagle ^ | Apr. 10, 2018 | Kristin Palpini
    A memorial marking the location of a 1969 close encounter, known as "our nation's first off-world/UFO incident," is going to be moved. Again. During a recently conducted land survey, the town found that the memorial, as well as a bench and lighting decorating the area, is still on a town right-of-way easement and must be removed by the owner or the town will do so in May, according to Town Administrator Rhonda LaBombard... Reed, who has been the most vocal about what happened that night, said he is confused as to why the memorial's position is an issue because he...
  • Can Democrats nominate Charlie Baker?

    04/17/2018 1:25:06 PM PDT · by luke1825 · 7 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/17 | peter lucas
    Is Gov. Charlie Baker going to the wrong convention? As of now the Republican-in-nameonly (RINO) governor is expected to win the GOP endorsement for a second four-year term when the Republican Party holds its convention at the DCU Center in Worcester Saturday, April 28. But the governor is so popular with Democrats on Beacon Hill and elsewhere that he could probably win the Democrat Party endorsement as well. Democrats will meet at the same Worcester site on June 2 to endorse its gubernatorial candidate as well as candidates for the other statewide offices. Candidates endorsed by the party have an...
  • Kennedy Lied, People Died-and the Media Covered it Up

    04/14/2018 8:13:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    I refer, of course, to the Bay of Pigs freedom-fight, 57 years ago this week. Given that Hollywood and the mainstream media have finally gotten around to revealing the hideous truth about a Kennedy’s perfidy and how the media/Democrat complex helped cover it up (Teddy, Chappaquiddick)—who knows? Perhaps one day they’ll level with us about what REALLY happened at the Bay of Pigs?``I really admire toughness and courage, and I will tell you that the people of this brigade (Brigada 2506) really have that…you were let down by our country.'' (Donald Trump, addressing Bay of Pigs Veterans at Bay of...
  • Syria strikes: Democrats demand congressional approval for further military action

    04/14/2018 7:29:42 AM PDT · by MNDude · 78 replies
    She added though “The Constitution gives Congress the power to authorize military action. If @realDonaldTrump wants to expand American military involvement in Syria’s civil war, he must seek approval from Congress – & provide a comprehensive strategy with clear goals & a plan to achieve them.” Her comments were echoed by Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, who said “I’m deeply concerned that President Trump continues to conduct military operations without any comprehensive strategy or the necessary congressional authorization.”
  • Saudi Arabia’s Top Cleric: Fighting Jews Forbidden, Hamas a Terror group

    11/19/2017 5:39:32 PM PST · by smileyface · 56 replies
    United with Israel ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | United with Israel Staff
    The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia issued a ruling forbidding war against the Jews and proclaiming that Hamas is a terror group. The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, issued a surprising religious ruling, saying that fighting against Israel was inappropriate and that Hamas is a “terror organization.” The Muslim cleric issued the ruling while answering a question on a television program regarding the Palestinian riots surrounding the Temple Mount in July, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported. Israel’s Communications Minister Ayoub Kara welcomed the unexpected decision and invited the Mufti to visit Israel.
  • Warren Joins the Jackals, Slams Israel for Defending Itself Against Terror

    04/13/2018 7:10:17 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 34 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 13, 2018 | Adam Kredo
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has called on the Israeli government to show "restraint" amid what has now been weeks of protests by Hamas terrorists who have swarmed the Israeli border and stoked violence. "I am deeply concerned about the deaths and injuries in Gaza," Warren was quoted as saying. "As additional protests are planned for the coming days, the Israel Defense Forces should exercise restraint and respect the rights of Palestinians to peacefully protest." The quote is likely to rankle the pro-Israel community, which has become increasingly strained with the Democratic Party as lawmakers such as Warren adopt a...
  • Editorial: Investigators reveal bias against Trump

    04/13/2018 2:27:11 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 29 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-13-2018 | Herald Staff
    We should not be clamoring for special counsel Robert Mueller to be fired. That ship has sailed. While the Russian collusion investigation seems to be withering away, having yielded no evidence that might impugn President Trump, a new investigation has been spun off in New York City, targeting his attorney, Michael Cohen. Since that investigation is separate from the Russia investigation, some are hoping Attorney General Jeff Sessions can reauthorize himself out of recusement and squash it.
  • Boehner's bombshell weed reversal a big boost for marijuana

    04/11/2018 8:02:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/11/2018 | Kristine Owram
    The pot industry panicked when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the government’s hands-off policy on weed. Today, it can breathe a bit easier as former Republican House Speaker John Boehner joins the advisory board of U.S. cannabis producer Acreage Holdings. ~SNIP~ The announcement that Boehner and former Massachusetts Governor William Weld will advise Acreage, a private company, “should send shockwaves throughout the industry and act as a positive catalyst for the sector as a whole,” Ajamian said. Boehner’s move marks a fundamental shift for a man who said nine years ago he was “unalterably opposed” to legalization, and indicates...
  • Editorial: Baker needs to keep national GOP and Trump at bay

    04/11/2018 4:02:09 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 5 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-11-2018 | Herald Staff
    When Gov. Charlie Baker approached reporters Monday, his body language was louder than his words. He knew he’d be taking questions about his intention to snub Vice President Mike Pence at yesterday’s fundraiser in Boston, and he did his best to ride out the scrum. When asked if he’d be meeting with Pence, Baker meekly proffered, “No. I think I’m actually going to be in the South Coast, down in New Bedford, when he’s here.”
  • Report: Facebook Donated to 46 of 55 Members on Committee that Will Question Zuckerberg

    04/06/2018 7:30:33 PM PDT · by Revel · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/5/18 | Tony Lee
    According to a USA Today analysis, members on this year’s House Energy and Commerce Committee have received roughly $381,000 in Facebook-related contributions since 2007 with the average Republican getting $6,800 and the average Democrat getting $6,750. The report was based on data from the Center for Responsive Politics. Committee Chair Greg Walden (R-OR) reportedly received $27,000 while Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NY) got $7,000 in Facebook-related contributions. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), the Bay Area Democrat whose district is reportedly home to many Facebook executives and employees, got the most contributions, receiving $51,050 in the last decade. Walden and Pallone announced...
  • Elizabeth Warren forum down the drain [Fauxcahontas loses out]

    04/09/2018 10:56:10 AM PDT · by Enchante · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 8, 2018 | Joe Dwinell
    A Bay State college student gave U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s televised town hall-style forum the hook by standing up for her troupe’s performance of “Urinetown” that had already been booked for the same stage. Westfield State University President Ramon S. Torrecilha announced the MSNBC broadcast, set for Friday, is now called off after a social media campaign he criticized as costing the college a “missed opportunity.”
  • Flushed: MSNBC Cancels Senator Elizabeth Warren's College Townhall After 'Urinetown' Uproar

    04/09/2018 11:31:37 AM PDT · by ethom · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 8, 2018 10:27 EDT | Tim Graham
    The Washington Free Beacon reported that MSNBC reversed its decision to hold a live town hall at Westfield State University with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.) on April 13 after the school received backlash from some students. The cable network came under fire on social media for plans to appear on the college's Dever Stage just a few days before the drama program began performances of the musical Urinetown. In Massachusetts, Urinetown trumps live MSNBC programming. Anaila Aleman, a Westfield State senior and theater major, said she and other cast members in the Urinetown production were told on Thursday night they...
  • Opening Night For "Chappaquiddick" Movie

    04/08/2018 1:42:48 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 54 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 07 April 2018
    "Chappaquiddick" did an estimated $1.9 million in ticket sales in 1,560 USA theaters. I can't find how much the movie cost, but if it's more than $20 million, it will have a very hard time breaking even.
  • NY Times Op-Ed: Chappaquiddick Film Is ‘Character Assassination’ of Ted Kennedy

    04/07/2018 7:15:58 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 152 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 6, 2018 | Alex Griswold
    In a New York Times op-ed published Friday, a liberal journalist and film critic complained the new film Chappaquiddick was a "character assassination" of its central character, Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy. "How ‘Chappaquiddick’ Distorts a Tragedy" wrote Neal Gabler, who is working on a biography of Kennedy. Gabler complained the film, released in theaters Friday, has been "heavily promoted by conservative media outlets, and reviewers across the political spectrum have praised what they deem its damning but factual approach. Damning it is; factual it is not." There actually was no "cover-up" of Kennedy's car accident that led to the death...