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  • Ted Cruz Calls Alleged Planned Parenthood Shooter 'Transgendered Leftist Activist'

    11/29/2015 6:39:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | November 29, 2015 | Samantha-Jo Roth
    NEWTON, Iowa -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) downplayed the role anti-abortion rhetoric may have played in the fatal shooting of three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and suggested the suspect was a “transgendered leftist activist" at a campaign stop in Iowa on Sunday. Speaking with reporters following the event, Cruz rejected suggestions that the shooter was part of the anti-abortion movement, taking issue with the “vicious rhetoric on the left blaming those who are pro-life.” Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was taken into custody Friday night after allegedly opening fire inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs,...
  • Gays fail once more at UN, abortion language also rolled back

    11/27/2015 7:37:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/27/15 | Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
    A paragraph about sex education in a resolution on the rights of children stalled debate in the General Assembly on Tuesday and forced a vote on the resolution, which has traditionally been adopted consensually. Europeans and Latin Americans sponsoring the resolution could not be swayed, and insisted throughout the weeks leading up to the vote that the resolution on children must contain a specific prescription for “comprehensive evidence-based education on human sexuality,” and no alternative would satisfy them. Delegations implored the sponsors of the resolution to show “sensitivity” and to recognize the lack of consensus to no avail as they...
  • Gay Marriage Is Legal but Not on Tribal Lands

    11/27/2015 7:33:10 PM PST · by Salman · 37 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | Felicia Fonseca
    Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up. That day never came. The Ak-Chin Indian Community doesn't recognize same-sex marriages and has a law that prohibits unmarried couples from living together. So Pablo voluntarily gave up her tribal home and now is suing the tribe in tribal court to have her marriage validated. "I want equal opportunity," Pablo said. "I want what every married couple has."...
  • BUSTED: Anti-Trump Consultant Liz Mair Paid $15K A Month By Dictator (WITH UPDATE)

    11/24/2015 5:43:35 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 45 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 11-24-2015 | Charles C, Johnson
    Failed political consultant Liz Mair is crowd funding a political attack on billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump and she’s getting noticed.
  • Ohio State law school under microsope for reaction to pro-life column

    11/25/2015 6:39:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/25/15 | Valerie Richardson
    All Madison Gesiotto wanted to do when she met with the dean of her law school was report a threat prompted by a newspaper column she wrote pointing out the high abortion rate in the black community. She assumed the meeting would last 10 minutes. Instead, she said, she was there for about an hour as three deans at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law critiqued her on what they saw as problems with her Oct. 23 column in The Washington Times, “The number one killer of black Americans.”
  • Cruz on ‘Lunacy’ of Transgender Policies: ‘My 5-Year-Old Knows There’s a Difference...

    11/23/2015 6:54:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/23/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke out Thursday on the growing debate over transgender policies for school facilities including restrooms and lockers, specifically the push for kids to use facilities consistent with their “gender identity.” “The federal government is going after school districts, trying to force them to let boys shower with little girls,” Cruz said on the conservative radio show “Louder With Crowder.” “Now listen: I’m the father of two daughters, and the idea that the federal government is coming in saying that boys, with all the God-given equipment of boys, can be in the shower room...
  • The Black Lives Matter Movement Is About To Jump Into The 2016 Marijuana Battle

    11/17/2015 8:44:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 17, 2015 | Darren Sands
    Marijuana legalization advocates want the support of Black Lives Matter activists in 2016. But a debate on tactics is brewing legalization groups and Black Lives Matter activists who worry people of color are being left out of the burgeoning legal marijuana industry. WASHINGTON — Leading up to his meeting with the Black Lives Matter group Campaign Zero at the Frederick Douglass House in September, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders steeled himself for an argument. He’d only previously come face-to-face with Black Lives Matter protesters who wanted to interrupt him. But over the course of the meeting, the activists spoke authoritatively...
  • Young female suicide bombers kill 15 in Nigeria market attack

    11/19/2015 5:55:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse in Kano Wednesday 18 November 2015 15.37 EST Last modified on Thursday 19 November 2015 04.02 EST Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Shares 4,576 Save for later At least 15 people have been killed after two female suicide bombers, one said to be aged as young as 11, blew themselves up at a busy mobile phone market in north-east Nigeria, a day after more than 30 were killed in a bomb blast. Two explosions ripped through the Farm Centre market in northern Nigeria’s biggest city, Kano, shortly after 4pm on Wednesday. One of the...
  • Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    11/18/2015 8:29:59 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 17, 2015
    Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President
  • Lindsey Graham: If Court Rules Marriage Bans Unconstitutional It Will Be Time To Move [tr]

    05/05/2015 9:01:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | May 4, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski and Molly Ward
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is expected to announce a presidential bid, says if the Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional, then it will be time for Republicans to move on. Graham told Boston Herald radio on Monday that society is changing and a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman is no longer possible. Well, can you be for traditional marriage? Yes. Am I for traditional marriage? Yes, I believe marriage has stood the test of time between a man and a woman, ordained by God, and thats most societies have been organized...
  • Im a pedophile, youre the monsters: My week inside the vile right-wing hate machine

    10/03/2015 1:30:30 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 107 replies
    Salon ^ | 9/30/2015
    My pedophilia essay outraged the right. My attempt to humanize a real problem brought out their nastiest rage My article Im A Pedophile, But Not a Monster was published last week and it has been a whirlwind since. Ive spent days doing radio interviews, even an appearance on TV (HLNs Dr. Drew on Call), but mainly just answering the hundreds of emails that have poured in. Yes, the vast majority of them have been supportive. While there has been a visible backlash, predominantly from the political right, in private it has been a different story. This piece has generated debate...
  • Salon.com Looks to Normalize Pedophilia

    09/25/2015 4:58:51 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/23/2015 | Tim Brown
    Salon.com recently posted an article on their website titled, "I'm a pedophile, but not a monster." It included the byline "I'm attracted to children but unwilling to act on it. Before judging me harshly, would you be willing to listen?" Todd Nickerson is the author and yes, he honestly and openly admits to being a pedophile. "My name is Todd Nickerson, and I'm a pedophile," he wrote. "Does that surprise you? Yeah, not many of us are willing to share our story, for good reason. To confess a sexual attraction to children is to lay claim to the most reviled...
  • Obama Becomes First Sitting President to Pose for Cover of LGBT Magazine

    11/11/2015 8:19:25 PM PST · by lbryce · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Actual Title:President Obama has made history by becoming the first sitting U.S. president to pose for the cover of an LGBT magazine. Obama is on the cover of Out magazine’s latest Out 100 issue as the publication’s “Ally of the Year.” “The 44th President of the United States is our Ally of the Year—a president who came to office on a wave of euphoria, appeared to lose momentum halfway through, and has since rallied, helping us secure marriage equality, among other landmark initiatives that are transforming our place in America,” the editors of Out wrote in an article accompanying the...

    11/10/2015 10:10:03 AM PST · by Alfred O. Bama · 110 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 11-5-15 | Sam Levine
    Former President George H.W. Bush has moderated his views on same-sex marriage since seeking the White House, according to a new biography. Bush said in his audio diary before his 1988 presidential campaign that Americans "didn't want same-sex marriage codified," according to The New York Times. But after he served as an official witness at a 2013 same-sex wedding, he sent his biographer, Jon Meacham, a note to clarify that his views had changed....
  • Medical Marijuana Isn’t a Joke. Debating the DEA Head Is

    11/11/2015 11:22:02 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 254 replies
    News Ledge ^ | November 11, 2015 | Marcus Chavers
    Another day, another controversy. Medical marijuana activists are rightly upset over comments DEA head, Chuck Rosenberg, made to reporters last week.During a Q&A, he talked about his stance on medical marijuana. "What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal because it's not. We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that is bad and dangerous, but don't call it medicine -- that is a joke." Right, so you want to have an intellectual debate prefaced with medical marijuana is a joke. Want to clarify that bit a more? "There are pieces...
  • Gay Mormon church members say new rules are devastating

    11/10/2015 2:01:27 PM PST · by Sister_T · 144 replies
    Associated Press AP ^ | November 7, 2015 | Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- In the past two years, Nathan Kitchen has revealed to his five children that he's gay, gone through a divorce with his wife and grappled with how to stay in a religion that doesn't condone his lifestyle. Now comes the toughest task: Telling his children he could be kicked out of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints if he someday marries a man, and warning his two youngest, 11 and 15, that they might be barred from serving a mission under new church rules.
  • Pro-Choice! Pro-Amnesty! Pro-Oprah! All the reasons you should NOT vote for Donald Trump

    11/08/2015 3:41:52 PM PST · by TBP · 128 replies
    Glenn Beck.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Glenn Beck Programl
    [T]here is NOTHING remotely conservative about Donald Trump and his candidacy. You have to give them a path, a path to citizenship. Where have I heard that one before? I know, Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham and of course every Democrat as well. He’s zero for one there. How about taxes? When Trump ran for president in 1999, he proposed a gigantic wealth tax on the American people, a 14.25% levy that he calculated would raise $5.7 trillion and wipe out the debt forever in one fell swoop—a wealth tax, going into your bank account and pulling out money from...
  • Billionaire gay ‘marriage’ advocate backs Marco Rubio

    11/07/2015 11:30:34 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Nov 3, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    Billionaire Paul Singer, best known in politics for his backing of Jewish and LGBT causes, has backed Florida Senator Marco Rubio in the GOP presidential race. The biggest donor in the 2014 race, Singer's LGBT activism is due to the orientation of his son, Andrew. The elder Singer has created at least two groups dedicated to protecting the state of Israel, loosening immigration laws, and expanding the role of government in promoting the LGBT community's goals. Rubio's star has risen since last week's GOP debate, especially with potential competitors for donors either leaving the race, such as Wisconsin governor Scott...
  • Peter Beinart: Israel deserves terrorism

    11/06/2015 8:28:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/2015, 2:40 PM | Ari Soffer
    Liberal American-Jewish commentator Peter Beinart gave a provocative speech on Wednesday, in which he said Israel essentially deserved the wave of Arab terrorism targeting its citizens. Beinart, who despite his regular attacks on the Jewish state insists he is "pro-Israel", was speaking at "Beth Chayim Chadashim Progressive synagogue in Los Angeles, which was set up as a "gay-friendly" congregation. His comments were recorded approvingly by the anti-Israel Mondoweiss website. "While we condemn Palestinian violence, we must recognize this painful truth: that Israeli policy has encouraged it," Beinart told his audience. "Israel has encouraged it by penalizing Palestinian nonviolence, by responding...
  • Kentucky's governor-elect to remove clerk names from state marriage licenses

    11/06/2015 12:44:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Yahoo News Via ^ | 11/06/2015 | By Steve Bittenbender
    LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - Kentucky Governor-elect Matt Bevin said on Friday that when he takes office in December he will order changes to the state marriage license form to appease clerks who have objected to issuing licenses to same-sex couples. "One thing I will take care of right away is we will remove the names of the county clerks from the marriage form," Bevin told reporters in the Capitol rotunda. Bevin, only the second Republican elected governor in Kentucky since 1971, said he would make the change by executive order. It is unclear what impact his order would have on the...
  • Obama Accuses Illinois of Transgender Discrimination

    11/06/2015 4:30:28 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 11/3/2015 | Staff
    President Obama’s Department of Education is on the warpath, threatening Township High School District 211 with sanctions if they don’t stop discriminating against transgender students. The Palatine, Illinois school district, they say, is violating the Title IX law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. What did the school district do that raised the ire of the Obama administration? Did they force the transgender student to sit in the closet while the rest of the students ate lunch? Did teachers throw chalky erasers at the transgender student every time they arrived in class? No, this case is based in...
  • In Houston, Hate Trumped Fairness

    11/05/2015 1:45:12 PM PST · by detective · 88 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 04, 2015 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    Sometime in the near future, a transgender teenager in Texas will attempt suicide - and maybe succeed - because vilifying people for their gender identity remains politically acceptable in America. The hateful rhetoric of leaders like Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is the latest, ugliest example. Mr. Patrick was ebullient on Tuesday night after it became clear that Houston voters had decidedly rejected a broad equal rights ordinance that opponents maliciously and misleadingly characterized as a boon for cross-dressing sex offenders.
  • Media Silent as Muslim Bakeries Refuse to Bake Cakes for Gay Weddings

    11/05/2015 2:22:40 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 5, 2015 | Staff
    Muslim bakeries in Michigan refused to bake cakes for gay weddings. You would think that would be news like Memories Pizza refusing to cater gay weddings. Nope, Muslims are part of the liberal media protected class. If Muslims want to follow their own religious beliefs and not bake cakes for gay weddings, you don't hear any big outcry of 'homophobia.' Instead, these Muslim bakeries in Michigan are given a pass to practice their religion as they see fit, unlike Christians. Watch the following video from Steven Crowder going into a few Dearboorn Muslim bakeries and asking them to make a...
  • Bernie Sanders introduces legislation to legalize recreational marijuana

    11/04/2015 10:07:10 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a Senate bill today that would legalize recreational marijuana use on a federal level, The Hill reports. This is the first Senate bill ever to propose completely legalizing recreational marijuana. The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act would remove marijuana from the Drug Enforcement Administration's list of "most dangerous drugs" and from the Controlled Substances Act, which regulates the manufacture, possession and use of certain drugs, according to The Huffington Post.
  • Liberals Are Losing the Culture Wars

    11/04/2015 9:55:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Molly Ball
    In Tuesday’s elections, voters rejected recreational marijuana, transgender rights, and illegal-immigrant sanctuaries; they reacted equivocally to gun-control arguments; and they handed a surprise victory to a Republican gubernatorial candidate who emphasized his opposition to gay marriage. Democrats have become increasingly assertive in taking liberal social positions in recent years, believing that they enjoy majority support and even seeking to turn abortion and gay rights into electoral wedges against Republicans. But Tuesday’s results—and the broader trend of recent elections that have been generally disastrous for Democrats not named Barack Obama—call that view into question. Indeed, they suggest that the left has...
  • Support Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

    11/04/2015 3:00:56 PM PST · by detective · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | NOV. 2, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    On Tuesday, Houston voters will be asked if they want to keep or repeal the city's strong and enlightened equal rights ordinance, which was approved by the City Council last year and put on hold pending this week's vote. Opponents of the law have perversely turned a broad, sensible measure that protects people from discrimination in employment, city services, housing and public accommodations, among other things, into a debate about sexual predators in women's restrooms.
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • East Chicago, Indiana councilman in jail facing murder charge wins second term

    11/04/2015 1:56:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | 11-4-2015 | Elvia Malagon
    E.C. councilman in jail facing murder charge wins second term 18 hours ago • Elvia Malagon elvia.malagon@nwi.com, (219) 662-5331 EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago 3rd District Councilman Robert "Coop" Battle spent Election Day in the Lake County Jail pending a murder charge. He's accused of shooting to death on Oct. 12 Reimundo Camarillo Jr., in the 4200 block of Euclid Avenue in East Chicago, according to court records. He also faces a federal drug charge stemming from a traffic stop in Porter County where police found 73.22 grams of marijuana and $100,700 in cash. Despite his pending legal battles that...
  • Houston (LBGT) Equal Rights Ordinance fails by wide margin

    11/03/2015 9:04:43 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 55 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 3, 2015 | By Katherine Driessen
    Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance failed by a wide margin Tuesday, with voters opting to repeal the law that offered broad non-discrimination protections, according to incomplete and unofficial returns. The hotly contested election has spurred national attention, drawing comment from the White House and the state's top officials. Largely conservative opponents of the law allege that it would allow men dressed as women, including sexual predators, to enter women's restrooms. Supporters of the law, including Mayor Annise Parker, argue that it extends an important local recourse for a range of protected classes to respond to discrimination. Supporters released a written...
  • Sorry, Social Justice Warriors: Political Correctness Has Peaked

    11/03/2015 11:42:35 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | November 2, 2015 | David French
    If you’re Social Justice Warrior, you’re a liar. You actively spread absurd falsehoods about the nature of men, women, sex, and culture that can’t withstand even the slightest scrutiny. You change history and conceal facts to fit preferred narratives, even when it costs human lives. You claim the best of intentions yet achieve the worst of outcomes. And through it all, you hate the very nation and political system that have granted you the liberties you so grotesquely abuse...SNIP...If you disagree — if you think that political correctness is gaining momentum — then consider a few facts. First, the top...
  • Hattiesburg church dismissed from Baptist Association for affirming homosexual lifestyle

    11/03/2015 8:33:32 AM PST · by PAR35 · 63 replies
    WDAM-TV ^ | October 27, 2015 | Margaret Ann Morgan
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Baptist church in Hattiesburg that is self-described as "a different kind of Baptist church" was kicked out of the Pine Belt Baptist Association. A written statement by University Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Rusty Edwards said members of the association voted to dismiss UBC from its membership on Tuesday, Oct. 20. ... The statement specifically outlined University Baptist Church's decision to openly affirm the practice of a "homosexual lifestyle" into their church. According to the statement, the church is listed as an "affirming" church on the website gaychurch.org. The Pine Belt Baptist Association said that doctrine...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Bizarre Gay Marriage Revisionism Doesn’t Fool Those Who Remember

    11/02/2015 8:15:28 AM PST · by Alfred O. Bama · 5 replies
    Reason ^ | 10-26-15 | Scott Shackford
    As President, Bill Clinton infuriated many in the gay community by signing into law the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which blocked federal recognition of same-sex marriages, and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which required gay members of the military to remain in the closet about their sexual orientation or be ejected from service. Arguably, Clinton didn't exactly have a lot of room to maneuver. DOMA passed by an overwhelming, veto-proof majority. While it was introduced by Republicans in 1996 (by Bob Barr, who would eventually run for president as a Libertarian Party candidate in 2008 and apologize for sponsoring the...
  • ‘We Need an Energy Miracle’ Bill Gates

    11/01/2015 6:39:50 PM PST · by BeauBo · 82 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 2015 | James Bennet
    "On why the free market won’t develop new forms of energy fast enough: ...Without a substantial carbon tax, there’s no incentive for innovators or plant buyers to switch."
  • Bernie Sanders: Abortion is 'Choice' But Death Penalty is 'Murder'

    11/01/2015 8:15:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I took it for granted that a leftist like Bernie Sanders would be opposed to the death penalty. Still, I was truly shocked to see Sanders—not in some throwaway comment on the campaign trail but in prepared remarks on the Senate floor—flatly call the death penalty "murder." On his MSNBC show this morning, Al Sharpton played the Sanders clip to illustrate how Sanders is working to differentiate his policy positions from those of Hillary Clinton, who says she supports the death penalty in "rare" cases. Question: how can we begin to explain the moral compass of liberals like Sanders who...
  • Paul Singer: Gay Marriage’s Time Has Come

    11/01/2015 6:03:17 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://observer.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Paul Singer
    On Feb. 24, the Citizens Committee for New York City, a civic group founded in 1975 at the apex of the city’s fiscal crisis, honored the legal giants David Boies and Ted Olson. Paul Singer, the CEO of Elliott Management, presented them with the New Yorker for New York Award. Below are Mr. Singer’s remarks. It is my honor to present tonight’s New Yorker for New York Award to Ted Olson and David Boies. Ted and David are receiving this award for their tireless work on behalf of marriage equality—the right of gay and lesbian couples to participate equally with...
  • The Public Sector: Standing in Our Way until We Pay Up; Just a supplementary welfare state.

    11/01/2015 5:56:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/31/2015 | Kevin Williamson
    My favorite criminals are those known in the literature — or at least in the movies — as “standovers,” criminals who specialize in victimizing other criminals. Examples of the type are Omar Little in The Wire, whose occupation is robbing Baltimore drug dealers, and the Joker in The Dark Knight, who loots and extorts Gotham’s mob bosses. The really bold ones who show up at large drug deals and rob both sides. The problem with the standover business model, obviously, is the same as the problem of scorched-earth banditry: It drives away exactly the sort of activity that the criminal...
  • New York Times Editorial: Why the Republican Tax Plans Won’t Work

    11/01/2015 5:50:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/30/2015 | The Editorial Board
    The Republican presidential candidates were full of tax talk at this week’s debate. But none has a tax plan coherent enough to be the basis of a substantive discussion, let alone one that could meet the nation’s challenges. Take, for example, the issue of how much revenue any plan would raise or lose. All of the Republican plans focus on tax cuts, so losses are all but inevitable. Quick-and-dirty calculations of proposals from Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz show red ink running into the trillions of dollars. Yet candidates assert, against historical evidence, that revenue losses...
  • Is Short Term Insurance the Answer? (Obamacare)

    11/01/2015 5:41:13 AM PST · by CA_soon_gone · 42 replies
    My wife and I are early 60s retired, not yet on Medicare. The new Obamacare prices are out today and our monthly cost went from $1k/month to $1.9k/month. This is clearly over the 8% of income hardship limit for us so I should not have to pay any tax penalty for not buying Obamacare. I'd like to not completely be without some form of catastrophic coverage. Recently I've been researching short term health insurance. I can get a six month policy with lower deductibles than the Ocare for about $300/month. Am I missing something. Anyone else going this route?
  • Justice Kennedy: Christians with convictions resigned under Hitler and they should today too

    10/29/2015 10:34:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 135 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/29/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told a Harvard Law School audience that government employees with religious convictions about marriage should resign. The Ronald Reagan appointee said on Wednesday that if a public official has a moral objection to homosexuality, he must either follow the law or quit public service. The judge's comment came in answer to a question a student asked about government officials who disagree with the Supreme Court's decisions on gay marriage, or abortion, and if those citizens have the constitutional right to act according to their sincerely held moral...
  • Marijuana Mogul? Here's Why Nick Lachey May Make Millions If Weed Becomes Legal in Ohio

    10/31/2015 4:11:45 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 33 replies
    E! Online ^ | Oct. 30, 2015
    Marijuana Mogul? Here's Why Nick Lachey May Make Millions If Weed Becomes Legal in Ohio Nick Lachey husband, father, singer, TV host...and potential marijuana kingpin. Yep, you read that right. The former 98 Degrees boy band member could become one of the largest pot growers in Ohio, if the state votes to legalize marijuana on Tuesday. How so, you ask? Well, according to the Washington Post, the measure indicates that if the Buckeye State becomes green-friendly, it would restrict virtually all large-scale marijuana cultivation to 10 specifically designated farms. And whaddya know? Nick Lachey part owner of one of those...
  • The Synods final report is a victory for liberals on homosexuality heres why

    10/26/2015 9:06:31 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 26 October 2015 | John Henry Westen
    ROME, October 26, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The truth of the Catholic Church regarding homosexuality is so far removed from the mainstream medias debates over same-sex marriage it is nearly impossible to achieve an accurate reading of the Synods final document (Relazione Finale) without an in depth understanding of the Churchs teaching in this regard. The most essential and basic teaching is that homosexual acts are gravely sinful, which means they separate the perpetrator from God and can lead to eternal damnation. (Naturally the inclination to commit homosexual acts popularly called a homosexual orientation is not sinful, just as...
  • Heres one gay Met fan who is not rooting for Daniel Murphy (BARF ALERT)

    10/26/2015 8:51:22 PM PDT · by NYFreeper · 30 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | October 23, 2015 | Joe Dziemianowicz
    Everybodys calling him a hero. I say zero. Note to Daniel Murphy: dont hate me because I want to get to first base with Matt Harvey. So while the entire city has come down with a raging case of Mets fever, Im just raging. Dont get me wrong, Id love to catch this bug whole-hog and jump on the big blue-and-orange bandwagon. This baseball stuff especially the Mets playoff run is great immersive theater. Fans wearing wacky wigs inspired by Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, the Samson-tressed pitchers? Yes, please. Grown men and women in team jerseys and...
  • Microsoft snubbing faith-based charities that won't hire 'gays'?

    10/25/2015 5:08:21 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 10/25/2015 | CHELSEA SCHILLING
    'Nondiscrimination' rule means some Christian nonprofits. Its not easy for many Christian ministries to provide desperately needed services and outreaches to their communities and still manage to pay the bills every month. Many faith-based charities are busy helping the poor, orphans, homeless, hungry and drug-addicted individuals and supporting outreach missions abroad. Thats why its a blessing when Microsoft offers donated products such as Windows 10, Office 365 Nonprofit and other training and resources to nonprofit charity organizations as part of its Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Charity Sales program, which donates $2 million in software every day to charities. But, according to...
  • Hillary Clinton pins responsibility on Christopher Stevens

    10/25/2015 1:30:00 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 57 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-22-2015 | S.A.Miller and Stephen Dinan
    October 22, 2015 Hillary Clinton pins responsibility on Christopher Stevens S.A.Miller and Stephen Dinan Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton brushed aside emails Thursday that showed she privately told family and world leaders that the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi was a terrorist assault, and said Ambassador Christopher Stevens was responsible for his own decisions regarding skimpy security ahead of his death. Testifying to the House Select Committee on Benghazi, a composed and controlled Mrs. Clinton said she was involved in the big decisions of deploying Stevens to Libya and pressing President Obama to lead...
  • Pro-Life Leaders Say Vaticans New Department Demotes Life and Family

    10/24/2015 7:02:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/23/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    ROME, October 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) Pope Francis has combined the Vaticans existing departments, or dicasteries, for life, the family, and the laity into one, a move which two prominent Catholic pro-life leaders decry as a demotion for life and family issues. Pope Francis said in statement released yesterday, I have decided to establish a new Dicastery with competency for Laity, Family and Life, that will replace the Pontifical Council for the Laity and the Pontifical Council for the Family. He later added the Pontifical Academy for Life in the new dicastery. It follows recommendations of a relatively new Council...
  • Treasury, IRS lay out tax rules for same-sex couples following court ruling

    10/21/2015 3:27:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/21/15 | Joseph Lawler
    The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced new rules on Wednesday for implementing the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage for federal tax purposes. With the rules, a marriage of two people of the same sex recognized by any state or other part of the U.S. will also be recognized for federal tax purposes. The rules will also interpret the terms "husband" and "wife" to mean same-sex couples where necessary. "The proposed regulations confirm that terms in the federal tax code relating to marriage should be interpreted to include same-sex spouses as well as opposite-sex spouses, ensuring that all...
  • Did Thomas More and John Fisher die for nothing?

    10/19/2015 3:00:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Denver Catholic ^ | 10/19/15 | Archbishop Samuel Aquila
    The idea that Catholics should be allowed to remarry and receive communion did not begin with the letter signed by Cardinal Kasper and other members of the German episcopate in 1993. Another countrys episcopate Englands pioneered this experiment in Christian doctrine nearly 500 years ago. At stake then was not just whether any Catholic could remarry, but whether the king could, since his wife had not borne him a son.As with those who advocate for communion for the civilly remarried, the English bishops were uncomfortable with embracing divorce and remarriage outright. Instead, they chose to bend the law...
  • Letting bishops conferences decide own way on homosexuality and divorce is impossible,

    10/19/2015 2:42:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 19, 2015
    FULL TITLE: Letting bishops conferences decide own way on homosexuality and divorce is impossible, says Cardinal ArinzeROME, October 19, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- While some say a majority of Synod Fathers support allowing different national regions to establish their own ways of dealing with contentious issues such as homosexuality and divorce, Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria has stated that the proposal is impossible for the Catholic Church to adopt. “The Ten Commandments are not subject to national frontiers. A bishops’ conference in a country cannot agree that stealing from a bank is not sinful in that country, or that divorced...
  • Bush ridicules Trump's fitness to lead military in new video (Jeb comes out swinging)

    10/18/2015 1:34:40 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | Eugene Scott
    The long-running feud between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump escalated yet again Saturday, with the former Florida governor releasing a two-minute video on social media mocking the billionaire's fitness to be commander-in-chief. *snip* The clip is the latest salvo in the Bush-Trump rivalry, which has often been marked by bitter and personal exchanges between the two prominent Republican presidential candidates. On Friday, Trump suggested Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush, shared in the blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks because they occurred during his presidency. Saturday's round centered on a video set to the tune of circus music that...
  • There is No Evidence of a Gay Gene, According to New Study

    10/17/2015 2:48:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 158 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | October 17, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    This is going to make the LGBT crowd very unhappy (even though they knew this was the case from the start) From Daily Wire: An unpublished UCLA study challenging the societal born this way dogma of homosexuality has already been gaining traction in the public media since its presentation at an annual scientific conference last week. The twin study conducted at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that homosexuality may be triggered by environmental factors after birth. The research uses an algorithm covering epigenetic markers from several genomic sites of 37 sets...